New year, new music. And while many Latin artists are getting ready to release new music, a few took the lead and dropped their songs this week. See our Viva Friday playlist below, which presents the best tracks of the week by Juanes, Jowell & Randy and El Bebeto.
Viva Friday is a compilation of the best new songs, albums and videos recommended by Billboard Latin editors.
Juanes – “La Plata” feat. Lalo Ebratt
Juanes has started 2019 with a cheerful and danceable vallenato called “La Plata” in collaboration with Lalo Ebratt. The song has catchy rhythms that will surely get fans ready to sing and dance nonstop. — Suzette Fernández
El Bebeto – “Vete”
El Bebeto kicks off 2019 with fresh music for his fans. In a heartfelt track written and produced by Espinoza Paz, the 29-year-old Regional Mexican singer gets real about falling out of love. The simple music video showcases El Bebeto pondering his failed relationship while highlighting his romantic vocals. Watch below. — Jessica Roiz
Jowell & Randy x Manuel Turizo – “Dile La Verdad”
Jowel & Randy, along with the Turizo brothers, might be responsible for one of the biggest hits of 2019. The old-school reggaeton duo has teamed up with Manuel Turizo and his brother Julian to bring to life an infectious urban bop called “Dile La Verdad.” In an interview with Billboard, the Puerto Rican duo admitted they first saw the collaboration as a challenge because the Colombian brothers are very young. Nonetheless, they discovered that Manuel and Julian are two talented professionals who have great energy and from whom they learned a lot. “This is a romantic song with that strong reggaeton essence,” said Randy. — JR