Viva Friday is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors.
This week on Viva Friday: Paula Londra hops on a pop superstar’s all-collab album, the return of Becky G, and more.
Ed Sheeran feat. Paulo Londra & Dave, “Nothing on You”
Ed Sheeran’s collab with Paulo Londra and Dave is finally here. As expected, “Nothing On You” is a bilingual pop track from Sheeran’s new album, No. 6 Collaborations Project, out today. In addition to giving it a Latin touch, Paulo Londra’s participation highlights his talent of rapping without using explicit words. It’s a song to keep listening to all day long.
Becky G & Myke Towers, “Dollar”
Becky G is back. The Mexican-American teamed up with the Puerto Rican urban singer Myke Towers to officially premiere her “Dollar” video on Friday, July 12. The song, which premiered first during the Amazon Prime Day Concert, is a Latin trap jam about a girl who doesn’t believe in any man anymore. “If each lie were a dollar I would be a millionaire,” Becky G sings. After “Mayores” with Bad Bunny and “La Respuesta” with Maluma, “Dollar” confirms Becky G’s strong support for and belief in female empowerment. “This song sends a message for every empty promise we have been made,” the artist says via press statement.
Raquel Sofia & PJ Sin Suela, “A Las Rocas”
Raquel Sofia’s “A Las Rocas” features a woman celebrating overcaming the bad times by having a drink on the rocks. The song, which mixes pop and urban sounds, is a collaboration with the Puerto Rican rapper PJ Sin Suela. “I wrote ‘A Las Rocas’ to show my new side as a composer and as a woman,” Sofia explains. “I am no longer emotionally shattered, I am in love, I am free, I return to my Caribbean roots and I enjoy making music.”
Gian Marco & Carlos Rivera, “Empecemos a Vivir”
Peruvian singer Gian Marco and Mexican singer Carlos Rivera are keeping ballads alive with their new collaboration “Empecemos a Vivir” (Let’s Start to Live). The lyric of the song will lead you to feel the deepest love, and will be impossible not to dedicate to the person you love the most.
Rauw Alejandro, “Detective”
Rauw Alejandro has finally dropped his first solo song called “Detective” The song is about a man who is impressed by a woman and wants to know her more, like a detective investigating a case. Now, what definitely is impressive is how well Rauw Alejandro dances in the music video. It is rare to see a Latin urban act dancing at the same level of Justin Timerlake. See the video below.