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Bad Bunny is Most-Streamed Artist on Spotify for 2021 for Second Year in a Row

Virginia Isaad
It’s not surprising though it’s still worth celebrating that Bad Bunny is once again Spotify’s most streamed artist of the year for 2021. Benito’s songs were streamed a total of 9.1billion times this year compared with 8.3 billion in 2020....
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“Loud” Podcast Tells the History of Reggaetón Including its Afro-Latin Origins

Virginia Isaad
Growing up on the brink of Reggaetón’s commercial rise, the heavy baseline and quick Spanglish rhymes were the soundtrack to the countless winters in Nueva York and humid summers in the Dominican Republic. Despite me being far too young to...
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Bad Bunny and Aventura Collaborate on New Track ‘Volví’ and it’s Fire

Virginia Isaad
Bad Bunny is the gift that keeps on giving! Just last month, he announced his collaboration with Cheetos and adidas, releasing a leisurewear line and scholarship contest benefitting Latinx students. This week, El Conejo Malo (born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio)...
Culture

Bomba & Plena Music Are Giving A New Voice to Afro-Latinx Communities

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
The uniquely Puerto Rican musical styles of bomba and plena are deeply rooted in the island’s African roots. When most Boricuas hear the deep drum beats of bomba and plena, we can’t help but move our bodies. When we hear...
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Selena Gomez’s First Full-Length Spanish Album Will Drop in March

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
International pop star Selena Gomez officially announced on Instagram that her first ever full-length Spanish album will drop on March 12. The announcement comes just days after Selena who is of Mexican descent released a Spanish language single titled, “De...
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The Upbeat, Nostalgic Latinx Playlist You Need Right Now

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
2020 has been a crazy year, to say the least. We’ve had to deal with everything from a global pandemic, to a shattered economy, to natural disasters in several states. While we know that 2021 isn’t that far away, and...