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Reggaetonera Ivy Queen Surprised Two Of Her Biggest Fans Who Gave Her A Very Special Gift

How many of us feel like we have special connections with a certain singer or artist or actor? The type of connection that makes you basically tear up the moment you think about them or a song that has a special meaning for you? I have several…but one of the more popular ones would be Bad Bunny. If I feel like crying, I can sit myself in front of my TV and just watch his music videos and get moved to tears. Juan Gabriel is another. RIP.

But this isn’t about me. And it’s not about Bad Bunny. Ni Juanga.

Mitú organized a very special meeting between her reina, the Ivy Queen herself and two of her biggest fans, Josh and Marcos. The result was an emotional meet and greet that left all three of them (plus all of us watching) feeling all the feels.

Ivy Queen put out a call on social media asking for help in locating old memorabilia.

The Queen of Reggaeton was once asked if a fan were to ever give her something, what would she most want? Her answer surprised many.

In conversation with Mitú, Ivy Queen explains that when she was young she was moving around a lot and bouncing between places to live, so she decided it was best to put most of her stuff in a storage unit. Unfortunately, Queen ended up in a bad situation where she didn’t have the money to pay rent on the storage unit and she lost years of memories and memorabilia, including original copies of her albums.

So, for Ivy Queen, the most meaningful gift she could get from a fan would be one of these original albums or pieces of memorabilia. Enter: Josh and Marcos.

Josh and Marcos heeded her call and sent her a very special piece of her musical history.

Josh and Marcos, two Ivy Queen superfans, began the search for whatever original Ivy Queen merchandise they could get their hands on. Once they had it, they sent it to la reina and prepared themselves for a very special and heartfelt thank you.

The item in question: an original cassette tape of Ivy Queen’s album En Mi Imperio.

Queen points out how much the gift means to her. “It means a lot…because it’s going to be one of the tools I leave to my daughter. I want her to realize that was my first album…when she comes to realize who I am.” She also loves how having a cassette will force her to buy a walkman – remember those?

For Josh and Marcos, the experience was super emotional.

Josh – a super fan since 2006 – points out that he first started listening to Ivy Queen after hearing one of her songs on a Top 10 countdown. He became obsessed with her look, the rhythm, and her lyrics.

Both of them became visually emotional during the powerful meeting and they expressed how much it meant to them to be seen by a woman as famous and as open as Ivy Queen.

For Marcos, he described Ivy Queen as becoming something like a mother figure for her warm embrace of the duo and for being so open with her fans about her struggles and her identity. It was a very special moment and you can see how important it meant to all three of them.

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Urban Divas United Highlights: Ivy Queen’s Throwbacks, Nesi Perrea Sola And More

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Urban Divas United Highlights: Ivy Queen’s Throwbacks, Nesi Perrea Sola And More

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Over the weekend, the Urban Divas United concert was streamed online. Puerto Rican icon Ivy Queen led an impressive lineup of women that included rising stars like Chesca and Mariah Angeliq. Nesi from Bad Bunny’s “Yo Perreo Sola” also appeared.

Ivy Queen’s “Yo Quiero Bailar” live was everything.

The queen of reggaeton music, Ivy Queen, was the headliner of the night. This was her first time performing since singing with Gloria Trevi at Premio Lo Nuestro in February. Ivy queen came through with the classics like “Yo Quiero Bailar.”

Ivy also performed with the other women in the show.

In the spirit of camaraderie among the women, Ivy Queen also performed live duets. A standout was Ivy Queen’s performance of her bachatón hit “Te He Querido Te He Llorado” with Goyo of ChocQuibTown, Nesi, and Chesca. Ivy Queen also teamed up with Spanish pop star Natalia Jiménez for her powerful ballad “La Vida Es Así.”

Puerto Rican singer Chesca performed her latest single “Como Tú (Dirty).”

Her collaborator De La Ghetto appeared from a video on the ground as she was dancing. Mariah Angeliq, who featured on recent albums by Karol G and Ovi, also took to the stage. She performed her breakthrough hit “Perreito.”  

You can watch the whole show below.

Nesi, who wrote and sings on Bad Bunny’s hit from his YHLQMDLG album, performed the perreo-de-résistance alone. Other performers of the night included La Duraca, Corina Smith, Nohemy, and Snow Tha Product. Urban Divas United was presented by Neutrogena in collaboration with Conciencia Collective.

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Karol G’s ‘KG0516’ Album Has Landed: Our 5 Favorite Songs

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Karol G’s ‘KG0516’ Album Has Landed: Our 5 Favorite Songs

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Karol G is taking her fans for a ride on her new album KG0516. The Colombian reggaetonera flexes her range as an artist with 16 eclectic tracks. This is a world-class flight with global superstars who feature on the album like Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Ozuna, and J Balvin.

The album’s title actually means a lot to Karol’s music career.

KG0516 is Karol G’s third album. The title follows the style of an airplane flight number, but the meaning is more deeper than that. On May 16, 2006, she signed her first record deal and 0516 represents that date.

Karol G kicked off the sessions for the album in late 2019 with the smash hit “Tusa” featuring Minaj. Last year, she followed with more global smashes, “Ay Dios Mio!” and “Bichota.” Into this year, she took reggaeton on a country music detour with “Location” featuring J Balvin and Anuel AA.

Now that you’re already familiar with those songs, let’s get into the new ones. Latido Music is here to break down five of our favorite songs on KG0516, so sit back, relax, and enjoy Karol G’s flight.

“El Barco”

The day before KG0516 was released, Karol G performed “El Barco” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The nautical sequel to “Ocean,” her love letter to Anuel, appears to give weight to the reports that she split with Puerto Rican rapper. Karol sings about the rough waters of a breakup that she’s navigating alone. It’s a beautiful and heartbreaking bachatón bop. Aventura’s Lenny Santos played the guitar during her performance.

“Contigo Voy a Muerte” with Camilo

Karol G teams up with breakout pop star and fellow Colombiano Camilo in “Contigo Voy a Muerte.” They have a history as Camilo previously wrote on her songs “Mi Mala” with Mau y Ricky and “Hijoepu*#” with Gloria Trevi. He goes full reggaeton (and it’s not cringe like “Ropa Cara”) with Karol. The two trade heartfelt verses about loving each other to death.

“Beautiful Boy” with Ludacris and Emilee

Karol G tackles pop with her own spin on Sean Kingston’s 2007 hit “Beautiful Girl.” She enlists indie singer Emilee, who is famous for her cover of “I Love You Baby” that went viral on TikTok, and hip-hop icon Ludacris for “Beautiful Boy.” Karol sings in Spanglish about a guy that’s got her completely enamored. Her affection for him just rolls off her lips.

“Gato Malo” with Nathy Peluso

Karol G goes alternative with help of Argentine singer Nathy Peluso, who went viral thanks to an eccentric performance of “Sana Sana.” Whatever breakup might be on Karol G’s mind, she’s over it and ready to move on with this chilling kiss-off track. Peluso brings that baddie energy from “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 36” and helps Karol overcome the heartache. This is one of three all-female collaborations on Karol’s LP, including “Tusa.” Karol also teamed up with rising Latina artist Mariah Angeliq in “El Makinon.”

“Leyendas” with Ivy Queen

We finally have a Karol G and Ivy Queen collaboration! Ivy Queen is one of the pioneers featured in the “Leyendas” medley that also includes Nicky Jam, Boricua duo Wisin y Yandel, Zion, and Alberto Stylee. Karol goes on a musical journey through reggaeton history with her take on the classics like “Quiero Bailar,” “Vengo Acabando,” and “Yo No Soy Tu Marido” alongside the legends themselves.

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