The Latin Recording Academy’s Leading Ladies Announced & More Uplifting Moments in Latin Music

From profession milestones and new music releases to main bulletins and people little, necessary moments, Billboard editors spotlight uplifting moments in Latin music. Right here’s what occurred within the Latin music world this week.

The Latin Recording Academy Pronounces 2023’s Main Women of Leisure 

On Tuesday (Aug. 29), the Latin Recording Academy introduced their 2023 Main Women of Leisure honorees. This 12 months contains Latin Grammy winner, Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte; RondenePR founder Róndine Alcalá; Grammy-nominated engineer and vocal producer Simone Torres; and Ana Villacorta López, SVP of Advertising and Promotion at Sony Music México.

“This diverse group of outstanding and successful women have made great contributions to Latin music,” stated Manuel Abud, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy, in a press launch. “We are proud to celebrate them with this and other initiatives that seek to promote gender parity and honor the important role women play in the entertainment industry.”

The initiative was created in 2017 to acknowledge the “professional and socially conscious” girls within the music subject who’ve made “significant contributions and inspired the next generation of female leaders,” states the press launch. The accompanying luncheon and personal ceremony shall be held in Sevilla, Spain on Monday (Nov. 13) as a part of Latin Grammy Week.

The Return of RBD

Latin music’s greatest pop group breaks its 15-year silence. For Billboard Español‘s newest cowl, RBD — composed of Anahí, Dulce María, Maite Perroni, Christian Chávez and Christopher von Uckermann — talks all issues tour, new music and shares the story behind their highly-anticipated reunion.

“All five of us have very different personalities, and with the years, we’ve learned to embrace our differences. But in the end, it’s when we come back together that this grows and this magic explodes,” Maite stated. “The key is, back then, we came together as the result of an audition; this time, it’s something we chose to do.”

Particular Awards on the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards

The Icon and Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients have been unveiled. On the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards, Ivy Queen shall be honored with the Icon Award. In the meantime, Los Ángeles Azules will obtain the Lifetime Achievement Award. It was additionally introduced that Ivy Queen and Los Ángeles Azules will carry out throughout the awards ceremony, set to happen Thursday, Oct. 5.

Moreover airing dwell on Telemundo, the present will air concurrently on the Hispanic leisure cable channel, Universo, Peacock, the Telemundo App, and all through Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.

Dangerous Bunny’s Billion Spotify Streams

Dangerous Bunny is the most recent artist to rejoice their streaming success by visiting Spotify’s newly launched Billions Membership sequence. The Grammy-winning world celebrity stopped by the sequence to get pleasure from a “Billions Brunch” with a few of his closest mates and collaborators. “The feeling of having 1 billion streams for this song right now is the same emotion I felt when I got 5,000 plays for the first time,” Dangerous Bunny stated. “For me, it’s just as big knowing that there are people who want to listen and want to enjoy what you make.”

“Tití Me Preguntó,” a observe from his historic Un Verano Sin Ti album, formally reached 1 billion Spotify streams on Jan. 23. In keeping with Spotify, Dangerous Bunny has 12 songs with greater than 1 billion streams every on the platform — greater than every other artist in Spotify historical past. He has amassed 58 billion streams on the service, reigning as Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the 12 months for the previous three years.

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