This week in Latin Notas, the weekly news summary compiled by Billboard’s editors, J Balvin supports Maluma’s album, see photos of Residente’s massive concert, and meet the Latin Hall of Fame 2018 inductees. Also, check out Timbiriches tour dates.
Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees revealed
Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame recently announced the final top five elected songwriters. Gloria Trevi (Mexico), Chucho Valdés (Cuba), Carlos Rubira Infante (Ecuador), Fernando Osorio (Venezuela) and KC Porter (USA) will be officially inducted at the sixth annual La Musa Awards ceremony. The announcement was made by Desmond Child and Rudy Pérez on behalf of the Board of Directors and Officers. The gala will take place on October 18 at the James L. Knight Center in Miami and will be directed by Richard Jay-Alexander.
Residente offers a massive concert in Puerto Rico
On Saturday, singer/songwriter Residente took over the old Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico, where around 40,000 people saw him perform. Rene Perez (real name) took to social media, posting: “I do not want to talk about numbers, numbers or records because that does not fill me up. I never liked maths, that’s why I’m a rapper. That’s why I just want to talk about moments, how I had to endure the urge to cry while singing “Hijos del Cañaveral” in my country, how I could dedicate my song to my son while from a distance I saw myself, how I felt in family with each one of the people who, regardless of the rain, accompanied me to let me know that I was at home. I felt loved and that was very necessary in my country. Thank you for giving me one of the best moments of my life.”
J Balvin sends good vibes to Maluma
J Balvin and Maluma’s fans are in shock. On Friday, the day that F.A.M.E. (Maluma’s album) was released, Balvin made an act of solidarity and supported him through social media, sharing the album’s cover and writing, “Maluma’s new album is here! Colombia in the house!”
Timbiriche to kick off U.S. tour
Mexican pop band Timbiriche is ready to start their U.S. tour on Thursday, May 24, in San Jose, CA. The band will visit Los Angeles, Phoenix and El Paso, among other cities.