Young Miko Curita
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MIAMI - This week in Latin music, the industry shone brightly with groundbreaking moments and emerging talents, reshaping the musical landscape. Young Miko captivated audiences with "Curita," a melodious single from her debut album that symbolizes resilience and healing. Her recent accolade at the 2024 Billboard Women in Music Awards, where she received the Impact Award, underscores her rising influence in música urbana.

The star of that event, however, was Karol G. In a historic feat, the Colombian artist was named the first Latina Woman of the Year at the same awards ceremony, a recognition of her significant contributions to the genre. She celebrated what she described as "the most iconic moment in my career," with a salsa version of her hit "Amargura," produced by Sergio George.

Karol G and Sergio George in Billboard Women of theYear
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Thalía and Ángela Aguilar released their first work together on International Women's Day. The two Mexican powerhouses, blended their styles in "Troca," a song that came out with an innovative animated video.

In an unexpected collaboration, Mexican crooner Carlos Rivera delved into the world of bachata with their new song "Calumnia." Spain's Lola Índigo presented her first collaboration with Manuel Turizo, "1000Cosas," a very sexy track, with an even sexier video.

New releases in urban Latin music

The album "Transition," from the powerful label Carbon Fiber and featuring up-and-coming artists like Emanuel Lara and Christian Ponce, highlighted the dynamic evolution of Latin music and Farruko's commitment to what he calls "positive music."

Also among the new generation of Latin urban artists, Noreh introduced "BALADAS TATUADAS Vol. 1," an EP that blurred the lines between traditional pop ballads and urban essence. This pseudo-genre became a voice for the street, raw and relatable.

iZaak, teaming up with CDobleta, released "Funny," an explosive trap single that promised to set the streets ablaze. This marked the beginning of a new wave of music from iZaak, further enriching the musical landscape.

Veteran artist Yandel continued cementing his legacy with "Caserío," a collaboration with Saiko, while the Trap Latino scene celebrated the release of "Gangsters En La Disco" by Pirlo, Ovi, and Blessd. Additionally, Natti Natasha geared up for the premiere of her music video "Otro Caption," further enhancing the genre's visual storytelling.

New productions in Latin music

The documentary series "ENTRE BALAS Y ACORDES" on ViX also offered a deep dive into the world of narcocorridos, illustrating the genre's rich history and cultural significance. This week's events in Latin music highlight a vibrant era of diversity, innovation, and artistic expression.

Parallel to these powerful narratives, the music world buzzed with other groundbreaking moments. Carin León's collaboration with Omar Montes spotlighted flamenco music, while Christian Nodal delved into the fusion of banda norteña and modern Mexican sounds with Grupo Frontera. These collaborations signified the ever-evolving nature of Latin music, a canvas of diverse influences and innovative blends.

Also, Natanael Cano created a whimsical corrido bélico with his newest single, "Madonna" alongside fellow Mexican breakout star Oscar Maydon.

The best in Latin Music for the second week of March 2024

Karol G - Amargura, salsa version

Young Miko - Curita

Thalía, Ángela Aguilar - Troca

Carlos Rivera, Prince Royce - Calumnia

Carin León, Omar Montes - Ron con Coca

Christian Nodal, Grupo Frontera - Ya pedo quién sabe

Natanael Cano, Oscar Maydon - Madonna

Natti Natasha - Otro Caption

Farruko, Kairo - Hermoso Momento remix

Yandel. Saiko - Caserío

Pirlo, Ovi y Blessd - Gangster en la disco

Noreh, Jeeiph - Ya sé que quiero, ya se que no

Manuel Turizo, Lola Índigo - 1000Cosas

Entre balas y acordes - Trailer

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