Lali, Carin León & More Latin Artists Share Their New Year's Resolutions For 2021

Alvaro Gracia


There's nothing quite like a renewed sense of optimism and opportunity that comes with the new year.

And while the first days of 2021 may not seem so different from last year (we're still in lockdown due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic),  a new year calls for the pledging of new year's resolutions.

Whether it be self-care, calling family members more often, releasing a first album or eating healthier, Latin artists such as Lali, Carin León and Reik's Jesús Navarro are sharing some of the 2021 resolutions with Billboard.

Check them out below.

Lali: "To continue to work on my spirituality, just how I've been doing in the past couple of years. And to spend time in the studio not only searching for new songs but to get to know more magical people that I'm sure will become great friends."

Jesús Navarro: "Like most people, I struggle with maintaining a level of health that is reasonable. I feel like I don't take care of myself as I should. And I would like to use this lockdown as an opportunity to be a little more stable and disciplined. That's one of my resolutions. And the other one is not to be discouraged by whatever is happening in the world and to be able to keep working and keep making music for everybody. Because it's easy to become discouraged and jaded and not want to do anything anymore so I'm willful to not let that happen to me."

Carin León: "Some of my new year's resolutions are to continue growing not only as an artist but also as a person. To be more productive, eat healthier and be innovative with my musical and visual projects."

Gerardo Ortiz: "My biggest resolution this year would be to be healthy and to be able to continue sharing my music with all my fans. I miss my public and that energetic feeling I get when I’m on stage. I’m also very excited to soon be sharing my Decimo Aniversario album with you all."

Ivy Queen: "My resolution for this year is to be able to heal those that need healing via my music. To be happy because life isn’t about losing it. And to be thankful, always, because that opens doors."

El Fantasma: "To spend more time with my family. To be healthier and continue to grow as a person and as an artist."

Voz de Mando: "Take our music to new markets, introduce some new music we've been working on and hoping that we're one step closer to live, in-person concerts."

María Becerra: "I see 2021 as an opportunity to be better. It's a new opportunity for my music to have a positive influence and fuel everyone that listens to my music. To be able to release my first album, which I have been working on for a long time now. And to keep my fans closer. It's because of them that I am where I am. I hope to never lose connection with them and that this 2021 makes us more united.

Séssi: "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy on fighting the old but building the new. 2020 broke the ice for me. In 2021, I will not be afraid of expression. I wish to perform at a major award show, land a skill as an aerialist, and top extreme fitness goals. I’d also love to speak on confidence and build a support group for women through my music. Use me as your muse."

Flor de Toloache: "2020 was an unforgettable year, full of challenges and global change. In the midst of all the chaos, thankfully there is always the pure expression of music. We’ve been blessed with being able to express ourselves and inspire others. We hope this year brings us closer together, that we take the time to reflect, heal and be kind to one another. We will continue to create, empower, inspire, bring joy, spread knowledge and celebrate our cultures the way we do best, through our music."

Georgel: "All of my 2021 resolutions are grounded by the concept of “action," not allowing fear to paralyze me. With or without pandemic, I will not wait for “things to get better." I will fight for the causes that ache my soul, such as LGBTQ+ and gender equality rights, extreme poverty and the wellbeing of our planet. I want to use my music to put this issues in front of as many people as I can."

Silvana Estrada: "2020 was a really tough year. I learned a lot about gratefulness and love. For 2021, I'm really looking forward to the release of my album Marchita and to finally share it with the world. I’m also very motivated to get back into the studio to record all the new songs that I made while in quarantine. And, of course, I'm also dying to get back on stage and sing in front of an audience. Hopefully this year things will get better and with the right protocol we can tour and visit all those beautiful cities that I couldn't play last year. But mostly, I want to stay creative and be open to new aprendizajes (lessons)."

Ulices Chaidez: "Professionally, my resolution for 2021 is for my music and lyrics that have given me so much joy as a songwriter to reach more people. Personally, I want to focus on the peace and happiness that my family brings."

Pedro Tovar Jr. (Eslabon Armado): "I hope that 2021 brings me wisdom, understanding and lots of patience so that I can continue to grow and help my family."

Gian Marco: "For this 2021, I wish to release my new album, return to the stage and to continue doing what I enjoy most in life, which is to keep creating music."

Silvestre Dangond: "The sun always shines after the storm. The only thing we haven't lost is hope and we should strive to see the world not how it was before but as a better world, for everyone. The important thing is to get back to normality, work, concerts and give fans that desperate need for music and happiness on stage."

Cami: "2021 is going to be a very important year, as my third album will drop. I’ve been working a lot on an aesthetic level, musically and visually for this album. I will travel soon to film my new music video for the second single from this forthcoming album. I will continue working hard to give you all new music. And, well, a nice present for this 2021 was my Grammy nomination."

Antonio Sanchez (Los Rivera Destino): "Arrive to places on time and not write to my ex-girlfriend."

Fernando Tarrazo (Los Rivera Destino): "Quit smoking and learn to make crème brûlée."

Carlos Figueroa (Los Rivera Destino): "Learn to drive an automated manual car and take singing lessons."

Nathy Peluso: "My dream for this year would be to return to the stage and sing my album Calambre around the world."

Kevin Ortiz: "I wish for good health for everyone and I hope to give my fans my next single, which will be penned by my younger brother Oscar Ortiz, who will be making his debut as a songwriter. My resolution is to also work hard in the studio to give you all a new album."

Corina Smith: One of my new year's resolutions is to call my family members more often, because why work so hard if you're not going to share it your loved ones? I also want to be more conscious and take care of my thoughts. You attract what you think of. That way, I'll be able to manifest what I want without limitations or stress."

Jencarlos Canela: "My resolution for 2021 is to live with balance. Stay committed to my higher self and improving my relationship with planet earth."

Lika Nova: "Our new year resolution is to be closer to our fans and beat the distance this whole situation has put between us. Giving them new music to put a smile on their faces is our best way to be there for them in these weird times. Let them remember that to dance is the most subversive act against sadness."

Alex Rose: "As an artist, one of my new year's resolution this year is to continue doing what I love most on stage, to sing with my fans and enjoy their energy. Plus, to expand my music and be able to tour in Europe. That would be a huge satisfaction for me in 2021."

Yashua: "Praying every day, making my relationship with God stronger and training to be the best version of myself so I can be the No. 1 artist on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Latin Songs chart."

Atomic Otro Way: "2020 was a year of reflection. Looking at it on the positive side, I was able to dedicate time to my family and feel how important they are to me. That is why I want to use my time in 2021 to continue innovating new ideas to further achieve my goals, give my family a better future, and improve myself as a person."

Nibal: "This year I will enjoy every instant to the maximum. And, I will release new music and I hope to send a message via my music."

Big Soto: "Every year has been a lesson, evolution and a lot of growth. 2020 was not easy but we made major steps. I know one day my name will be a household name, but for now we must continue working. 2021 will be an important year because, with the support of my label, I will release my first album titled The Good Trip. More music, important collaborations and a lot of surprises. The goal is to be a global artist that has no musical limits and that always tries to break barriers. 2021 will not be the exception. A new year and a new beginning for leadership."

Willie Gomez: "One of my resolutions for this year is to release tons of new music and to finally release my first album, which I’ve been working on for the past two years. I also can’t wait to go on tour with my music for the first time in Latin America and the rest of the world. I’d also like to attend some award shows, as I’ve done in the past as a dancer, but this time I’ll be there as a musician. This would be huge for me. The most important thing is to help my mom so she doesn’t have to worry about a thing anymore. That’s my priority! Also, I’d love to collaborate with artists I admire."

Valentina (Duo Vale): "For this 2021, I would like to keep learning and cultivating tools that serve the project such as photography, interpretation and storytelling, to read more books written by women, to dedicate more time to my instrument and practice daily so when the time to perform comes I feel more comfortable."

Valeria (Duo Vale): "This year I really want to cultivate and celebrate true connection with the people I love, family and friends as well as the people who find our music. I really want to keep working on the way I speak and communicate my ideas and what I feel or think in a way that is sincere and assertive. And I hope to do that as well in our music, because words are such a powerful tool. Last year. I started learning Portuguese by myself and I hope this year I can finally have a full conversation with someone in Portuguese."

Juhn: "To enjoy each day to the fullest, live in the present and not worry about the things I cannot control. Not take things for granted and that my family comes first. More time with family and lots of time making music that I like."

Samantha Sanchez: "I’m so excited for 2021, and all the new music that is coming with the new year. My three resolutions for this year are: Growth, not only personal growth but also growing and expanding in this musical journey. To learn how to produce my own music is one of my main goals for this year a challenge that I’m ready to take. Let’s go! And, [to] eat healthy. Making music means staying up late and staying up late means eating pizza rolls at 3:00 a.m. (For sure working on this one!)

Peter Nieto: "This year I will be more me and less them. My music will speak for me. Love and freedom will guide me in this journey to make my dreams come true."

Yari M: "This year I want to release tons of new music. 2020 was a hard year but despite everything that happened, good things happened too. I released my first single “Fulana” and it reached 1 million views on YouTube. My resolution for this year is to grow as an artist to be able to release more songs. I will work hard doing what I love most. This is my year. Be on the lookout for many collaborations that are coming your way."

Lito MC Cassidy: "For me, 2021 is the year of the Kairos (in Greek it means opportunity) so via my music, I am looking to create a great opportunity professionally and personally."

Jossef: "Some of my resolutions this year in terms of music is to become a great artist and grow professionally. Personally, to have health and be able to enjoy life with my family, the rest will come on its own if we work hard."

EIX: "This year, we continue with the same hunger to achieve great things. With my music, I want to reach new audiences, for many people to appreciate my music and come with me on this beautiful journey. This year, I plan to become recognized on a global level, I have lots of dreams and goals that slowly but surely will come true thanks to my hard work and my effort."

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