Latin Connection Podcast: Mau Y Ricky Montaner Talk New Album 'Arte' & More

Nicholas Scarpinato
Mau y Ricky Montaner

Welcome back to the Latin Connection, Billboard's weekly podcast on all things Latin music. 

It's safe to say that this is one of the most important and busiest weeks for the Latin music industry, as the Latin Recording Academy officially announced the nominees to the 17th edition of the Latin Grammy's. 

Among the nominees are Latin superstars like Fonseca and Jesse & Joy with four nods each, Pablo Albóran, Diego Torres and Colombian up-and-coming artist Manuel Medrano with three each. And of course, you have the two summer anthems Enrique Iglesias' "Duele el corazón" ft. Wisin and Carlos Vives and Shakira's "La bicicleta" up for best song and record of the year. 

The Best New Artist category comes with strong contenders to take the coveted statue. This year's nominees include artists including Esteman, Joss Favela, Ileana Cabra, Mon Laferte, The Chamanas, Morat, among others.

But not everything was Latin Grammy's this week, the world was #blessed with two premieres from Latin stars like Vicente Fernández who personalized a corrido to endorse Hillary Clinton. Yes, you read that correctly. 

And also, Ricky Martin and Maluma dropped their anticipated single "Vente Pa'ca," which has us wishing that it was summer all over again. Coincidentally enough, our interviewees of the week are Mau y Ricky Montaner who wrote the Spanish version of "Vente Pa'Ca." 

The sons of music legend and icon Ricardo Montaner visited our L.A. offices to talk about their upcoming album titled Arte and their inspiration for such beautiful songs that they've written for mega stars like Thalía, Miguel Bosé, Leslie Grace, Yuridia, among others. 

Listen to the interview below with Mau Y Ricky, who serenade us with a live performance of two of their new tracks and be sure to come back next week for an all new episode of the Latin Connection: 


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