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Coachella Has Announced Their 2019 Line Up And Latinos Are Taking Over The Festival

The start of a new year can only mean one thing, it’s officially festival announcement season. To kick things off, Coachella dropped its lineup for this year’s music festival which will take place from April 12–14 and April 19–21 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. At the top of the lineup are headliners Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande but lucky for us there are also growing number in Latino acts this year. It follows last years trend in including more diversity to the 19-year old festival and is a reflection of the current state of Latino artists on the rise.

Here are some of the Latino artists that will be taking the stage at Coachella this year.

1. Los Tucanes de Tijuana

When the lineup dropped and people saw Los Tucanes de Tijuana, dreams of dancing to “La Chona” with a giant sea of people quickly became a reality for many. The legacy group is one of the most well-known Mexican norteño bands and with classics like “El Centenario” and “El Tucanazo”, their setlist is sure to bring the party to Coachella.

2. Bad Bunny

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While he did make an appearance last year on stage during Cardi B’s performance, Bad Bunny is set to make his solo debut in April. The Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer recently surprised fans on Christmas Eve by dropping his debut album, “X100PRE.” It’s no surprise Bad Bunny is finally getting his chance to shine at Coachella, he was one of the top 10 most streamed artists worldwide in 2018. With an array of hit singles with the likes of Drake and Cardi B, he is sure to have quite a performance this year at Coachella.

3. J Balvin

Reggaeton superstar J Balvin is one of the most popular Colombian artists and this year he will get the chance to show everyone his unique sound at Coachella. Balvin dropped his latest album “Vibras” just last year that earned him a Latin Grammy in November for “Best Urban Music Album.” He is set to bring some of his biggest hits like “X’ and “Mi Gente” when he takes the stage introducing Reggaeton to a whole new audience.

4. Mon Laferte

Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte is one of the most successful artists to come from Chile and is finally getting the recognition she deserves. In 2017, Laferte became the Chilean artist with the most nominations in a single edition of the Latin Grammy Awards. With her recently released album, “Norma”, Laferta is sure to get the people grooving with her unique mambo and pop sound. It’s safe to say Laferte will be gaining a slew of new fans after Coachella this year.

5. Rosalía

One of newest rising Latin artists in the music industry, Rosalía became one of the biggest pleasant surprises when the Coachella lineup dropped. Hailing from Spain, Rosalía has created a unique sound that blends pop and urban beats with Spain’s traditional music. She garnered five nominations at last years Latin Grammys and released a highly acclaimed album as well, “El mal querer”. The flamenco artist is set to take the stage in what should be a mesmerizing performance of dance and Spanish pop.

A number of other rising Latino performers ready to take the stage at Coachella. It has become a reflection of the growing diversity in mainstream music today.

Acts like Javiera Mena, boy pablo, Las Robertas, and Sabrina Claudio are slated to take the stage at Coachella this year. Having a huge audience platform like Coachella usually means more exposure and an opportunity to showcase your talent to a whole new audience. Just last year Mexico City became the streaming capital of the world and Latin music became one of the most streamed genres.

This and last years Coachella lineup are showing this growing popularity is not only Latino genres but artists as well. Cardi B has quickly become one of the biggest artists in the world and Bad Bunny has put Reggeaton on the mainstream map once again. We hope this is just the start of more Latin representation that results in a push to have these artists integrated into the music festival landscape.


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J Balvin Debuts ‘Ma’ G’ with Canelo, Joins ‘Pokémon’ Album

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J Balvin Debuts ‘Ma’ G’ with Canelo, Joins ‘Pokémon’ Album

J Balvin had a pretty busy weekend. The Colombian superstar performed his new single “Ma’ G” at the Canelo vs. Yildirim boxing match. He also announced that he will be a part of the Pokémon 25 album.

J Balvin entered the ring with Canelo.

J Balvin performed at the big boxing match and joined Canelo Álvarez in his walk to the ring. At the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Balvin gave a fiery performance of “Ma’ G” that led into his 2018 global hit “Mi Gente.” The latter served as the soundtrack to Canelo’s epic entrance. That must’ve added to Canelo’s luck because he defeated Avni Yildirim.

J Balvin went back to his hometown for the “Ma’ G” music video.

“Ma’ G” was written by J Balvin, his longtime producer Alejandro “Sky Rompiendo” Ramírez, and “Tusa” co-writer Keityn. After tackling drill music with Eladio Carrión in “TATA,” Balvin gives the genre another spin here as he boasts about being the best. In Spanish, he says that he’s strong like Mike Tyson and he’s breaking through like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Balvin’s getting his swagger back with this triumphant return to his hip-hop roots.

The self-proclaimed “El niño de Medellín” returned to the city that raised him in the “Ma’ G” music video. The homecoming king got the streets dancing for him. Balvin is back with this first taste of new music from his next album.

Balvin is also joining the Pokémon franchise.

After Post Malone celebrated 25 years of Pokémon in a virtual concert on Feb. 27, J Balvin revealed that he will be part of a special compilation album. Katy Perry will join him, Posty, and other not-yet-announced artists for the Poké LP that’s due out this fall.

Read: J Balvin Gives Drill Music a Spin in Eladio Carrión’s “TATA” Music Video

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J Balvin and Karol G Lead 2021 Latin American Music Awards Nominations, Bad Bunny Follows

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J Balvin and Karol G Lead 2021 Latin American Music Awards Nominations, Bad Bunny Follows

The nominations for this year’s Latin American Music Awards have just been released. The most-nominated artists are Colombia’s J Balvin and Karol G with nine nominations each. Right behind them is Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny with eight nominations.

The Latin AMAs are recognizing the power of la “Tusa.”

Undoubtedly, 2020 was a big year in Karol G’s career thanks to her monster smash “Tusa” with Nicki Minaj. She’s the only woman in the Artist of the Year category alongside heavy-hitters like J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Maluma, and Ozuna. “Tusa” is up for Song of the Year and Collaboration of the Year, which also grants Minaj a few Latin AMAs nominations.

Bad Bunny and J Balvin face-off in most of the major categories.

Thanks to his feature another one of last year’s big hits, “Ritmo (Bad Boys for Life)” with the Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin is tied with Karol G. It’s also up for Song of the Year and Collaboration of the Year. Balvin’s Colores faces off with Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG in the Album of the Year category. Benito is up for Song of the Year as well for his perreo-de-résistance “Yo Perreo Sola.”

The Latin AMAs are also recognizing the rising regional Mexican music stars.

Ozuna follows Bad Bunny with seven nominations. Colombian pop star Camilo and Karol G’s fiancé Anuel AA hold six nominations each. The Latin American Music Awards also has genre-based categories, allowing for rising Mexican acts like Natanael Cano, Christian Nodal, and Eslabon Armado to be among the night’s most-nominated acts with five nominations each.

Thanks to the recent phenomenon of pop stars teaming up with Latin music artists, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, and Carrie Underwood are among the interesting nominees. Fans can vote for their favorites now and see the full nominations list at LatinAMAs.com/vota. The Latin AMAs will air live on Telemundo on April 15.

Read: 10 Rising Latin Music Stars to Watch For in 2021

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