Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (June 26)

The chart-topping, 24-year-old artist celebrated the release of her beauty brand on June 23 at a private event in Los Angeles where she thanked her team, family and fans for their continued support throughout her career. “There’s a reason I didn’t call it Becky G cosmetics because TresLúce is more than me, it’s about us.”

TresLúce products are now on sale to all consumers online.

Daddy Yankee to be honored with special award at Premios Juventud

Premios Juventud announced it will honor superstar Daddy Yankee with its “Agent of Change” award. “This year, we are proud to honor his exemplary role as a humanitarian driving change in our community and the world,” said Ignacio Meyer, SVP of music, nonfiction, and development at Univision. “His outstanding work helping the most vulnerable, whether it is with Daddy‘s House or supporting other initiatives, makes him an inspiration to our youth and one of this year’s recipients of our prestigious ‘Agent of Change’ award.”

The 18th edition of PJ will air on Thursday, July 22, at 7 p.m. ET on Univision.

F9 digital cover

Vin Diesel, Nicky Jam and Anitta grace Billboard’s latest digital cover, unveiled on June 22. The piece explores how Hollywood star Vin Diesel shed a spotlight on reggaeton in the Fast & Furious franchise. In it, Diesel also talks about his own music career and passion for Latin music. “I just want to have the freedom to make music and do it without any restrictions,” he tells Billboard. “And sometimes do things that, quite frankly, I should not do. Sometimes I’ll think, ‘What in the f—ing world were you thinking doing this song?’ But that’s part of the statement.”

Read our digital cover story here.

Wisin to receive special award at Premios Heat

Urbano hitmaker Wisin is set to receive the Premio Oro at the annual Heat Awards on July 1. The special award will honor the Puerto Rican superstar for his 18-year trajectory as a singer, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur. Wisin is also confirmed to take the stage for a show-stopping performance. Other artists set to perform include Farina, El Alfa, Carin León, among others.

Live from the Dominican Republic, the sixth edition of Premios Heat will be streamed via LosHeat.Tv and HTV.

Juan Palau signs with Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Actor and singer-songwriter Juan Palau has signed a recording deal with Universal Music Latin Entertainment. Known for his roles in “El Capo 3,” “La Ley Secreta” and “La Reina del Flow,” Palau entered the music scene with rap group Revolver but his break out moment came as a solo artist in 2015 with the launch of his first rhythmic single “Pa’ La Playa.”

Now, the Colombian artist will put his music career center stage with the release of his forthcoming single “Vegana” out July 2.

Source: News | Billboard

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