Viva Friday is a compilation of the best new songs, albums and videos recommended by Billboard Latin editors.
Karol G & Maluma, “Creeme”
Karol G and Maluma finally released their powerful musical collaboration titled “Creeme” (“Believe Me”). The song is a story of a frustrated love after falling into monotony, lies and distrust. The single was released along with a music video that features scenes where the singers show their acting side as a couple that wants to be together but many things separate them. — SUZETTE FERNANDEZ
Ozuna’s latest music video presents the story of a man who is in love with a woman who he can only see with virtual reality glasses, but in the end, it becomes real. The clip was directed by Nuno Gomes, who has made most of Ozuna’s videos. — S.F.
Manu Manzo, “Caminando”
Manu Manzo continues to conquer music lovers around the world with her new single “Caminando.” Known for her soulful and chill sound, the singer dips her toes in the urban scene, dropping a colorful reggaeton song that talks about women empowerment and independence. Watch below. — JESSICA ROIZ
Mateo Kingman, “Religar”
“Religar” is Ecuadorian Mateo Kingman’s opening single of his sophomore album fraught with wistful reservations. The runner-turned-musician raps poetically, wielding a frantic cry for survival. The song’s music video, directed by Ana Cristina Barragan and filmed in Quito and Valle de los Chillos, Ecuador serves as a short that projects the reality of a bewildered youth, which corrupted by the ingratitude of life, lessen their desires and seek solace in their companionship. — PAMELA BUSTIOS
Tommy Torres & Sebastian Yatra, “Atado Entre Tus Manos”
Tommy Torres is back with a new ballad, this time in collaboration with Colombian singer Sebastian Yatra. The song is very simple, in the style of Torres, and exposes Yatra to a genre he has never performed before. The lyrics of the song are very deep and detail how a woman left them in love and never returned. — S.F.
Rosalia, El Mal Querer
Rosalia’s album El Mal Querer is the most expected album this year. With her pop/flamenco style, the Spanish singer has captivated everyone. The album exceeds expectations and even has several surprises that her fans did not know about. — S.F.
Luis Coronel, “Mentirosa”
Luis Coronel takes the reigns once again with the release of his new single “Mentirosa.” Opening the conversation about love, disappointment, and betrayal, Coronel shows a more mature side to him in this comeback. “Mentirosa” is a taste of all the new projects Luis has in store for his fans in 2019. Check it out below. — J.R.
Singer Inna has released “Ra,” a new song that establishes a feeling of empowerment as she renounces a toxic relationship and stands strong in the visual. It reaffirms the importance of having a voice, especially as a woman. — S.F.
Monsieur Periné, “Veneno”
The three-time 2018 Latin Grammy nominees Monsieur Periné are back with “Veneno,” a song written by the band and Julieta Venegas. — S.F.
Wolfine, “Le Pido a Dios”
After captivating the world with his infectious track, “Bella,” Wolfine returns with “Le Pido a Dios.” In this song, the Colombian singer talks about “the importance of love towards God, family, and loved ones, using the most powerful tool, music.” Watch the heartfelt music video below. — J.R.
Leslie Grace & Farina, “Lunes a Jueves”
Leslie Grace and Farina are here to tell you that they’re not putting up with your bullshit! Raw and unapologetic, the Dominican and Colombian singers deliver “Lunes a Jueves,” a song that calls out those men who only want a booty call. Check out the fierce and colorful music video below. — J.R.
Brytiago, Darrel, Daddy Yankee, Ozuna & Anuel AA, “Asesina (Remix)”
The Latin Urban scene is not going anywhere, and this squad is here to prove it. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, and Anuel AA have jumped on Brytiago and Darrel’s “Asesina,” giving life to a remix that can easily become your new favorite song. The music video shows just how strong the fusion is between la vieja and nueva escuela of reggaeton. — J.R.