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5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (October 31)

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Luis Fonsi performs at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL on October 21, 2020

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here's what happened in the Latin music world this week:

Early Voters

From Luis Fonsi to Becky G and Marc Anthony, Latin superstars are voting early and encouraging their fans to do the same. Proudly wearing his "I Voted" sticker, the "Despacito" singer took to social media to share why he's voting. "For my kids, for my beautiful island, which is not for sale, for respect toward Latinos, for equality and less hate, for that and many more reasons ... VOTE," he wrote.

 Selena Funko Pop!

Funko officially confirmed that a line of Selena Funko Pop! figures is on its way. "We are honored to be able to confirm that Funko is celebrating the life and legacy of Selena through our Pop! products. This historic line pays homage to this month’s Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Female Latin Artist and is a tangible way for her millions of global fans to display their affinity for Selena," a Funko spokesperson said.  Funko Pop! products have traditionally honored some of the most influential artists via collectible figures. "I am humbled to have Selena be part of this historic line showcasing her place in Pop Culture,” said Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla.

New Juan Gabriel Projects 

Honoring the legacy of Juan Gabriel, the late Mexican icon's estate has announced plans for a new set of projects that includes a television series, a documentary of his final concert, feature film, theatrical stage show and a wax figure, among other things. "My father’s legacy requires the very best representation, which is why we are delighted to have put this new team together for this next stage of his legacy," said Gabriel's son Ivan Aguilera, who is the sole beneficiary of the estate. Stay tuned for more details on these upcoming projects.

Star-Studded Collabs

Latin superstars blessed fans Friday with star-studded collaborations providing an epic soundtrack to our weekend. From Becky G and Ozuna's team-up for "No Drama" to Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez's edgy new song "Dákiti" and Tini and Alejandro Sanz's tango-trap "Un Beso En Madrid," check out the latest releases here.

RCA Records/Sony Music Latin Signs Yendry

Up-and-coming Dominican songstress Yendry has signed with RCA Records and Sony Music Latin, Billboard can confirm. The Italy-based artist also signed with CAA serving as her booking agency. The singer-songwriter is making a name for herself  delivering eclectic music influenced by the different sounds and her bicultural experience. Stream her latest single "El Diablo" below:

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