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After Hearing The Governor Of Puerto Rico Say That It Will Cost 90 Billion Dollars To Bring Puerto Rico Back To Where It Was, Ricky Martin Is Urging Everyone To Help

“Right now Puerto Rico is still struggling and I don’t see clear. I don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel. That’s why we need to work.”

A week ago, Ricky Martin made an appearance on “The Ellen Show” to discuss how people can help those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Ellen partnered with the cereal brand Cheerios to donate a total of $800,000 to the fundraising campaign Ricky Martin organized for Puerto Rico. After Ricky Martin’s visit on “The Ellen Show,” donations for Martin’s campaign increased from about $200,000 to over $1.8 million.

However, after his visit to Puerto Rico, Ricky Martin admits that there is still much work to be done. “I don’t want to be pessimistic, I just want to be realistic. The images don’t do justice to what really happened in Puerto Rico. It looks like they nuked us,” Ricky Martin adds. Because of this, Ricky Martin has decided to take a second trip to Puerto Rico. He will be flying there on a FedEx plane filled with 120,000 pounds of necessities, which he has been able to purchase with everyone’s donations.

On his first trip to Puerto Rico, Ricky Martin was joined by fellow Boricuas Luis Fonsi, Chayanne and Nicky Jam.

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During their time in Puerto Rico, they helped distribute supplies in areas such as San Juan and Loíza. In an Instagram post, Ricky Martin talked about this visit to Puerto Rico and said, “It’s incredibly intense… what Puerto Rico is going through at the moment. It will take a long time for my island to go back the way it was. The governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló said it will cost approximately 90 billion dollars to rebuild the island. We need more help.”

While in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ricky Martin met with mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, describing her as a “Puerto Rican hero.”


During their meeting, Cruz told Martin, “[Being called a hero] wasn’t just meant for me. It was meant for every Puerto Rican and every person that knows how important it is to touch someone when they are in need.”

For more of the footage of Ricky Martin in Puerto Rico, watch the video below:

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READ: For One Week, These LA Restaurants Are Donating Proceeds To United For Puerto Rico To Help Victims


To donate to Ricky Martin’s Hurricane Relief fund, go to the link here. 

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Rising Star Chesca Talks Career Beginnings, Being a Latina in the Music Industry, Performing at Jimmy Kimmel and More

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Rising Star Chesca Talks Career Beginnings, Being a Latina in the Music Industry, Performing at Jimmy Kimmel and More

Welcome to Spotlight, where we do a deep dive into the careers of artists, producers, songwriters, and more people making an impact in the Latin music industry.

Puerto Rican singer Chesca is the definition of a hustler. She started as the vocalist for her dad’s cover band in Puerto Rico and became her own manager booking shows in places like China and Greece. The world is hers for the taking and she is going for it.

Chesca is ready for global stardom and she’s taking it one step at a time.

During our interview here at Latido Music by mitú, Chesca opened up about how a tragic accident at 11 years old changed her life, how music literally saved her, and the sacrifices she’s had to make to be where she is today.

Watch the full interview below:

Chesca is aware that being a Latina in the music industry isn’t easy but feels compelled to share her story and everything she’s had to do to get here. She would pretend to be her own manager and publicist at the beginning of her career. Chesca would book herself shows around the world where she would get to perform her own original songs. One of her songs actually got picked up by the radio in China, which is a market not many Latin stars even imagine entering, especially not when they’re just starting their careers.

“With everything that I’ve been through, I have a voice, and I have a story to tell that can motivate so many young women, that’s what keeps me going,” Chesca says.

While she had some success performing in English, she felt that she needed to go back to her roots and start doing music in Spanish. The stars aligned, and Chesca was signed by Saban Music Group, and currently has some high-profile collaborations under her belt. She’s behind the viral hit like “Te Quiero Baby (I Love You Baby),” which blew up on TikTok and led her to perform at the Latin Billboards last year with Pitbull.

Chesca most recently performed at the 2021 Latin AMAs red carpet and received a nomination for Best New Latin Artist at the 2021 iHeart Radio Music Awards.

After our conversation with Chesca, it’s clear that she’s making the right moves at the right time to make a name for herself in the industry, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for her career.

READ: Ivy Queen, Goyo, and Chesca to Headline Urban Divas United Concert in April

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Music Videos You Need To Watch This Week: Jay Wheeler, Sofi De La Torre and More

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Music Videos You Need To Watch This Week: Jay Wheeler, Sofi De La Torre 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.

Jay Wheeler – “Viendo al Techo”

The “Curiosidad” singer is back and this time around with a solo effort for “Viendo al Techo.” The romantic reggaeton track follows a couple in the music video and Jay is singing from rooftops (and even inside their room).

Sofi de la Torre – “Y duele” feat. Pablo Alborán

Spanish singers Sofi de la Torre and Pablo Alborán teamed up for “Y Duele,” a pop duet that has them playing lovers driving around a minivan for the music video.

Carin León – “Mal Necesario”

En las malas y en las buenas, your partner should always be there, and Carin León sings about that in the music video for the Regional Mexican hit “Mal Necesario.”

Daniel Sabater – “tenemos que quedar” feat. DJ Parriba

Get your alternative pop fix with Daniel Sabater’s ‘tenemos que quedar‘ EP and music video, which is reminiscent of a Wes Anderson movie color palette.

Valentino x Jowell & Randy – “Suelta”

Reggaeton OG’S Valentino and Jowell & Randy (and their dancers) take you on stage with throwback beat fueled “Suelta.”

Rafa Pabon & Brray – “Domingo de Bote”

Summer is almost here, and Rafa Pabon and Brray set the mood for the boat and yacht parties with “Domingo de Bote.”

Carlos Vives & Ricky Martin – “Canción Bonita”

Watch Carlos Vives and Ricky Martin team up for their very first collaboration in a beautiful ode to Puerto Rico. Read more about the song and music video here.

READ: Latin Pop Icons Carlos Vives And Ricky Martin Team Up for Colorful “Canción Bonita” Video

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