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RBD Fans Have Another Chance To Live The Band’s Greatest Moments In A Documentary

In less than five years, six actors and singers went from starring in a Mexican novela to becoming global pop superstars. The cast members were Dulce María, Anahí, Maite Perroni, Christian Chávez, Alfonso Herrera, and Christopher von Uckermann. The group appeared in the novela “Rebelde,” which spawned the musical pop group RBD. Finally, a documentary is coming out that details their rise to superstardom and what it was like living that life.

A new documentary looks into the rise and end of RBD and how these six people changed the lives of millions of people.

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The documentary is directed by Pedro Damián, who created the group. The film features clips from “more than 200 hours of unpublished material that portrays the most intimate moments of the band, from its formation to its breaking, and for the first time, we can see a preview of what it will have,” MTV Latin America reports.

Here’s the trailer.

The documentary explores the short-lived musical group. Four to five years as a group isn’t that huge, so for these six people to be able to have so much fame so fast is pretty astounding.

People on social media could not contain their joy over having RBD back, even if it’s just in a film.

Yes, we got emotional too. Watching singer Christian Chávez crying over how much the group impacted young people was so touching.

The film is like a time machine that takes us back to our childhood.

We’ve grown up right along with them.

Too many emotions in just a couple of minutes.

Just imagine how much worse we will be after we watch the entire thing.

Some are wondering when the film will actually be released.

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There’s no official word as to when the film will be released but our radar is on.

None of the group members, whom are still performing as solo artists, have commented yet about the documentary.

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But who knows, the film could make them want them to get back together.

Pedro Damián, the director of the movie and creator of RBD, has already launched a new novela that he hopes has the same success.

It also looks like Cristian Chavez will be in the new novela, and the prototype of the show (and group) will be just the same as “Rebelde.”

The new RBD-inspired novela is called Ponte Like.

But there’s no way in hell this new group will ever replace RBD.


READ: I Thought Rebelde Was My Life, But Instead It Was Taking Over My Life

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Latin Music Revenue in the U.S. Grew in 2020, Up 20 Percent in Streaming

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Latin Music Revenue in the U.S. Grew in 2020, Up 20 Percent in Streaming

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic that grips the globe, Latin music in the U.S. saw a 20 percent rise in streaming revenue in 2020. The genre posted a fifth consecutive year of overall revenue growth last year, according to the RIAA on Wednesday.

Latin music posted its best revenue in the U.S. since 2005.

The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) released the 2020 year-end report on Latin music.

“Latin music continues to ‘punch above its weight’ – posting its fifth straight year of growth amidst the challenges and disruptions of the COVID economy,” wrote RIAA COO Michele Ballantyne in an annual revenue report.

After accounting for 5 percent of overall music revenue in the U.S. in 2019, that percentage rose to 5.4 percent last year. Latin music is heavily consumed on streaming and video platforms. Revenue for the genre is at its highest since 2005, the era when reggaeton music first broke through thanks to Puerto Rican acts like Daddy Yankee, Ivy Queen, and Tego Caulderón.

Bad Bunny had the highest-certified Latin music single of 2020.

Over a decade later, and it’s still reggaeton and Boricua artists that are leading the pack of Latin music stars. According to the RIAA, Bad Bunny’s “Yo Perreo Sola” was the highest-certified Latin music single of 2020. The hit song from his Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning YHLQMDLG album was certified 24-times Diamante. The RIAA is responsible for certifying albums and singles as platinum and gold. Latin music accounted for 15 percent of the certifications in 2020.

The news about Bad Bunny shouldn’t be a surprise as Spotify revealed last year that he was the most-streamed artist globally on the platform. He was followed by Canadian superstar Drake and Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin.

The RIAA credits Latin music’s 20 percent streaming growth in 2020 to the fans who are turning to paid streaming subscriptions. YouTube is another major platform where Latin music is consumed. Billboard reported that 30 percent of the top 100 music videos of 2020 were from Latin music artists.  

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Read: Bad Bunny and Kali Uchis Win Their First Grammy Awards, Jhay Cortez Performs “Dákiti” with Benito

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Music Videos You Need To Watch This Week: RBD, Chesca, Anthony Ramos and More

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Music Videos You Need To Watch This Week: RBD, Chesca, Anthony Ramos and More

Welcome to The Watch List, where we round up the best Latin music videos released in the past week that you need in your life. Check out the list below.

RBD, Christian Chavez – “Tu Amor”

For many years, Christian Chavez has been outspoken about LGBTQ rights, and this time around he took the stage to deliver a speech about love being a universal right: “Faced with a world that is crumbling, how is it possible that there are still people who dare to question the right to love, the right to be yourself.”

Let Christian take you back to a crisp afternoon in 2006 with this beautiful live rendition of “Tu Amor.”

Chesca, Offset, De La Ghetto – “COMO TU (DIRTY)”

Chesca, Offset, and De La Ghetto take you to a futuristic Shibuya for the dirty version of “COMO TU“. The music video is packed with neon lights, dancers, and all three singers performing from rooftops.

Anthony Ramos – “Say Less

Let’s just say the music video speaks for itself. Hamilton actor Anthony Ramos recruited In The Heights co-star Melissa Barrera for this sultry music video. PS: Anthony’s sophomore album is on the way!

AISSA – “GUERRA”

In the words of Aissa: “HAGO MÚSICA AFRICANA EN ESPAÑOL,” and he’s doing a pretty great job at it. The influencer-turned singer/rapper released his new afrobeat single “GUERRA,” which comes accompanied by a music video filmed at the Reina Victoria Theater in Madrid.

Onell Diaz, Farruko – “Incompleto”

Just in time for Semana Santa, Onell Diaz and Farruko open up the music video for “Incompleto” with interview footage of your favorite Reggaeton artists: Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam and Arcangel, where all of them talk about how money and fame isn’t enough to fill the void. Farruko sings about feeling incomplete without God in his life.

Bad Milk, Beéle, Ovy On The Drums – “Angelito”

Ovy On The Drums’ protégé Bad Milk is ready to take the music scene with this collab with Beelé. The three Colombian artists make the music video feel like an acoustic session.

Sech – “911 (Acústico)”

Since we’re talking acoustic! As we prepare for the release of his new album ’42’, Sech shows off his vocal ability delivering a beautiful arrangement of his latest reggaeton hit “911.”

Jordy Jill & Mike Bahía – “Darte Amor”

Jordy Jill and Mike Bahía joined forces on their new song “Darte Amor,” which samples Proyecto Uno’s “25 Horas.” The music video takes place in beautiful Cartagena, Colombia and it’s packed with vibrant colors and dance moves.

Lola Indigo, Guaynaa, Cauty – “CALLE”

Spanish singer Lola Indigo recruits Boricua singers Cauty and Guaynaa for “CALLE.” Even though right now we can’t really be en la calle, Lola sets the mood with her dancers as they go on a heist for the music video.

READ: Ozuna Goes Corridos Tumbados With Ovi in “Envidioso” Music Video

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