From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzzing in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week:
Domino Saints Score Big During FIFA 21 World Premiere
Puerto Rican duo Domino Saints’ latest single titled “Buya” will be featured on EA Sports’ FIFA 21 video game soundtrack. The hypnotic and energetic urban track, an homage to Brazil — the country that has won the most World Cups — premiered Oct. 1 during a virtual festival that celebrated the 28th installment of the FIFA series, set to be released Oct. 9.
During the performance, which took place at the Inter Miami Stadium and featured appearances by Dua Lipa, Anitta, Diplo and Tame Impala, the rising duo performed other songs like “Animal,” “Body” and “Wine.”
A Tribute to Generación RBD
On Dec. 26, four of the six RBD members — Anahí, Maite Perroni, Christian Chávez and Christopher Von Uckermann — will come together for a virtual event dubbed “Ser o Parecer.” It kicks off at 11 a.m. ET with a “marathon tribute” to the Rebelde (rebellious) generation, where fans from all over the world will be able to be part of the marathon by submitting their own tribute videos here.
“After 12 years, we’ll finally be together again,” the participating artists posted on their social media while inviting fans to purchase tickets for the 7 p.m. ET livestream concert that will wrap up the virtual event. Tickets to the livestream concert go on sale Oct. 4.
Latin Music Week’s New Panelists
Latin music stars Anitta, Anuel AA, Becky G, Nicky Jam, Los Tigres del Norte and Wisin will join Ryan Tedder, Jamie Foxx, Walter Kolm and Billboard’s Leila Cobo for a set of can’t-miss superstar conversations during this year’s virtual Latin Music Week (Oct. 20-23).
The newly announced panelists join a star-studded Latin Music Week that will also feature superstar speakers such as J Balvin, Maluma, Jennifer Lopez, Rosalía, Ozuna, Carlos Vives, Sech and Camilo. This year’s Latin Music Week, which was originally scheduled to take place April 20-23 in Las Vegas, NV and was postponed due to COVID-19. To reserve a spot and receive updates, RSVP here.
Rosalía and Bad Bunny Work the Runway
Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show premiered exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on Oct. 2 featuring show-stopping performances by Bad Bunny and Rosalía. The Puerto Rican reggaetón superstar took center stage to perform his chart-topping hit “Yo Perreo Sola.” There, Bunny showed off his dance moves dancing by himself in the midst of neon light panels. Meanwhile, Rosalía belted out a medley of “Relación,” her latest remix collaboration with Sech, Daddy Yankee and Farruko, and her Travis Scott-assisted “TKN,” which was recently nominated for best short form music video at the 2020 Latin Grammys.
Romeo Santo’s “El Beso Que No Le Di” Gets a New Version
Romeo Santos fans rejoice. The bachata superstar just released a slowed-down acoustic version of his hit song“El Beso Que No Le Di” exclusively on Amazon Music LATIN. The original track was featured on the singer’s chart-topping 2019 Utopia, which peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 (dated April 19, 2019).