Shakira never disappoints with her music videos, does she?
Just one day after winning two Latin GRAMMYs for her song “La Bicicleta” with Carlos Vives, Shakira set the music world on fire with another great duet. Shakira and fellow Colombian pop star Maluma released their music video for “Chantaje” and it already has more than 45 million views on YouTube. This song is the perfect anthem for anybody who has that one person they just can’t shake, no matter how much they want to. Both Shakira and Maluma express their enjoyment of being masochists and how they just can’t let each other go. It is very much along the lines of her 2014 steamy hit “Can’t Remember To Forget You” featuring Rihanna. Looks like Shakira, once again, made gold and so kindly shared it all with the world.
Mexican-American singer Alaina Castillo released pt. 1 of her debut LP parallel universe. Get ready to go on a 7-track R&B trip through Alaina’s music, where she talks about relationships, taking control of your own narrative and more.
Wisin, Lunay, Rauw Alejandro, Los Legendarios – “En Mi Habitación”
Wisin and Los Legendarios continue putting out bangers, this time around recruiting crooners Rauw Alejandro and Lunay for “En Mi Habitación.”
Natalia Lafourcade, Mare Advertencia, Rubén Blades – “Tú Sí Sabes Quererme”
Natalia Lafourcade released a new version of “Tu Si Sabes Quererme” alongside Panamanian legend Ruben Blades and Zapoteca rapper Mare Advertencia. Her upcoming album ‘Un Canto a México, Vol. 2’ will be released on May 28th.
Kris Floyd – “Siempre Tarde”
Perrear y llorar, anyone? Neon 16 hitmaker Kris Floyd released the follow up to his last single “7/24” with “Siempre Tarde”. Produced by Tainy and Jota Rosa, Kris sings about realizing it’s a little too late to get back with the person you really want.
In our exclusive interview here at Latido Music by mitú with Brazilian Pop icon Anitta, the “Girl From Rio” singer talked to us more in detail about her new song which was inspired by “The Girl From Ipanema”, filming the music video, the rumors about a Maluma collab in the works and more.
Watch the full interview below:
The “Girl From Rio” music video pays homage to old cinema, but also celebrates the current vibrant Rio culture
The video is a celebratory homage to the resilient and vibrant culture of her hometown of Rio de Janeiro. Switching from 1950s cinema to today’s diversity in the city. Updating the melody of “The Girl From Ipanema” with a 21st-century twist, Anitta serves up a sassy, trap-beat-infused sexy ode to the ladies of her hometown.
While writing the song, there were rumors in Brazil that Anitta might have another brother from her dad’s side. Turns out, that the rumors were true and Anitta decided to include her half-brother in the music video, which became a family affair.
Anitta also shared on her Twitter how proud she is about this project and the visual direction from Giovanni Blanco and Jeff Selis.
Anitta also talked to us about what it meant for her to win the Best Female Artist award at this year’s Latin American Music Awards, and how for a Girl From Rio like her to break into the Latin music industry is a huge honor.
Anitta has been keeping busy lately promoting “Girl From Rio.”
Just this past Tuesday, Anitta had a beautiful performance from The Goodtime Hotel in Miami for Jimmy Kimmel Live!