The first episode of Billboard’s new Latin Connection Podcast is finally here!
In the debut show, co-hosts Leila Cobo and Griselda Flores talk hot collabs between Nicky Jam and Maná, Enrique Iglesias and Wisin, and Colombian power duo Carlos Vives and Shakira, which are ruling the Hot Latin Songs chart.
Iglesias and Wisin’s “Duele el Corazón” has remained on the No. 1 spot for eight consecutive weeks, while Shak and Vives’ summer song “La Bicicleta” remains in the top five after getting a boost from the cheerful music video released back in July. New collabs on the Hot Latin Songs chart include Zion y Lennox featuring J Balvin and Maluma‘s “El Perdedor” remix with Yandel.
Switching to some positive news in the Latin music industry, Leila and Griselda talk about the triumphant return to the stage for Banda MS‘ Alan Ramírez after he was hit on the neck by a bullet after leaving a concert in Mexico City last month. Plus, Selena Quintanilla fans will be able to get their hands on a limited-edition vinyl titled Ones — honoring the 21st anniversary of her final album Dreaming of You.
Also on the podcast, Norteño band Siggno visits Billboard‘s Los Angeles offices to talk about their first-ever No. 1 Top Latin Albums score with their latest LP Yo Te Esperaré. In an emotional interview, the group members, led by frontman Jesse Turner, talk about the tragic car accident back in February that left Jesse’s son and band member Jacob Turner in a coma.
“This album is totally dedicated to my son,” Jesse says in the interview. “And we want people to hear the passion of a father and a son, to hear the passion between brothers … He’s a miracle. He survived. Five months later, here we are. I am even more proud of him today for trying to survive. I’m so proud of him.”
Listen to Siggno talk about this and more on this week’s Latin Connection: