From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week:
Shakira honors professors in Colombia
In honor of Teacher’s Day in Colombia on Friday (May 14), Shakira shared photos of students and teachers from her Fundación Pies Descalzos in action. “Teachers are the pillars of society. With their dedication they build a world with equal opportunities for all boys and girls every day, inspiring them to develop their full potential in life! Now more than ever their work is essential!” she expressed on Instagram.
Wisin & Yandel kick off fan contest
Despite putting most of their 2020 plans on hold, Wisin & Yandel want to keep in touch with their fans. That’s why the Puerto Rican duo launched an online contest, where they will give 15 lucky fans the opportunity to video chat with them. To participate, click here. The contest will end on May 26.
Natti Natasha teases new music
Topless and wearing a pair of white sunglasses, Natti Natasha turned up the heat on social media when she teased fans with new music this week. The Dominican artist sang a snippet of her upcoming track, promising fans that it’s the next ladies’ anthem. “I’m defending the girls who get played,” she expressed on the caption.
Thalia drops new makeup palette
In the middle of quarantine and TikTok videos, Thalia presented her new eye and cheek palette VIVA for Motives Cosmetics. The limited-edition palette is summer-ready with colorful shades from “frisky” coral to “splash” turquoise to “sunbeam” gold and beyond.
Gianluca Vacchi announced he’s going to be a dad
Italian millionaire Gianluca Vacchi, who has collaborated with artists such as J Balvin, Sebastian Yatra, Becky G, and Luis Fonsi, announced he and his girlfriend Sharon Fonseca are expecting their first child. The couple officially made the news on Mother’s Day via an Instagram video post.