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.
Through the power of TikTok, Kali Uchis is taking her song “Telepatía” to the top. The Colombian-American singer is sitting comfortably in the top 10 of Spotify’s Top 200 chart in the U.S. thanks to a TikTok trend.
This isn’t the first time that TikTok brought new fame to songs.
TikTok has proven to be quite the catalyst for today’s top hits. The app assisted in getting Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” to the top of Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it remains. TikTok also reinvigorated interest in Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” last year thanks to Doggface’s viral video. Now Uchis is getting her long overdue shine with “Telepatía.”
“Telepatía” is becoming a global hit thanks to the same phenomenon.
At No. 7 on the Spotify U.S. chart, “Telepatía” is the highest-charting Latin song in the country. Bad Bunny’s “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez is the next closest Latin song at No. 14. “Telepatía” is also making waves across the globe where the song is charting on Spotify’s Viral Charts in 66 countries and in the Top Songs Charts of 32 countries.
There’s also plenty of “Telepatía” memes.
Uchis is turning the viral song’s success into strong sales and streaming. On this week’s Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, “Telepatía” debuts at No. 10, marking her first top 10 hit on the chart. There are also memes circulating on other social media apps that are contributing to the song’s virality.
“Telepatía” is one of the key cuts on Uchis’ debut Latin album, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios). It’s the best example of her translating that alternative soul music that she’s known for into Spanish. The song is notably in Spanglish as Uchis sings about keeping a love connection alive from a distance. It’s timely considering this era of social distancing that we’re in during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uchis is currently nominated for a Grammy Award. She’s up for Best Dance Recording for her feature on Kaytranada’s “10%” song.
Maluma baby is hitting the road this fall. The Colombian superstar announced the U.S. dates for his upcoming Papi Juancho World Tour. If you are a Maluma fan, go ahead and get those credit cards ready.
Maluma promises to abide by COVID-19 guidelines for the tour.
It looks like Maluma has hope the U.S. will get the COVID-19 vaccine situation under control by September. If all goes according to plan, his Papi Juancho World Tour will kick off on Sept. 2 in Sacramento, Calif.
“I can’t believe I’m finally announcing my tour!” Maluma said in a statement. “I couldn’t be more excited to return to the concert stage – it is what I have been dreaming about for months – and we are going to celebrate like never before. I am planning a brand new show full of surprises for my fans and lots of new music off my last two albums, Papi Juancho and #7DJ.”
Pre-sale tickets for the Papi Juancho Tour will go on sale on Thursday, Feb. 25. Maluma will be announcing a pre-sale code for his fans on his Instagram account this week. Tickets to the general public will be available the following day, Feb. 26, starting at 10 a.m. local time. More U.S. dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
You can bet on “Hawái” being on the setlist.
Maluma is still riding high off his Papi Juancho hit “Hawái.” Nearly half a year after the song’s release and it’s currently No. 2 on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart. The Spanglish remix featuring Canadian singer The Weeknd is getting “Hawái” played on pop radio.
At last week’s Premio Lo Nuestro, he won two awards. Maluma also performed a few songs off his latest album #7DJ (7 Días En Jamaica). Later in the night, he joined Mexican pop star Carlos Rivera to sing their duet song “100 Años.”
Papi Juancho World Tour U.S. Dates
September 2nd – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center September 3rd – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum September 4th – Las Vegas, NV @ Michelob Ultra Arena September 9th – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center September 11th – Ontario, CA @ Toyota Arena September 12th – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena September 18th – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater September 23rd – Phoenix, AZ @ Phoenix Suns Area September 24th – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center September 25th – Odessa, TX @ La Hacienda Event Center September 26th – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center September 30th – Bridgeport, CT @ Webster Bank Arena October 1st – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden October 2nd – Washington DC @ Capital One Area October 3rd – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex October 7th – Atlanta, GA @ StateFarm Arena October 8th – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center October 9th – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena October 10th – Fort Myers, FL @ Hertz Arena October 14th – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center October 15th – Laredo, TX @ Sames Auto Arena October 16th – McAllen, TX @ Payne Arena October 24th – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena