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5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (May 9)

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week:

Alejandro Sanz 2021 Tour

The “Corazón Partío” singer is giving us something to look forward to post-pandemic. Sanz took to social media to announce the new dates of La Gira tour in Spain. The rescheduled trek will kick off June 12, 2021 in the city of Valencia. “The most important thing for me is your safety and I want that when we go back to concerts, we can go having peace of mind, that we can be together and enjoy music like we’ve always done,” he wrote. “I ask you for patience. I promise to give you shows that you will never forget.”

Lele Pons to Launch “The Secret Life of Lele Pons” 

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Lele Pons is partnering with YouTube to premiere a documentary series that will give viewers a “raw and intimate” look into her life sharing her lifelong struggle with Tourette Syndrome and OCD featuring private moments, emotional interviews and never-seen-before footage.

The documentary will premiere May 19 on Pons’ YouTube channel. Watch the trailer below.

El Fantasma Announces “De la Brasa a tu Mesa” 

During our Instagram live interview with regional Mexican singer El Fantasma, he announced his new series on YouTube called “De La Brasa a tu Mesa” a cooking show where he’ll share his personal recipes. “I love to cook and what I’ve cooked has been great and people have liked my food. Tho, we’re not professionals and are not chefs, I’m just doing this for fun.”

J Balvin’s Epic Social-Distancing B-Day Party

J Balvin’s à la quarantine birthday party reflected the different times we live in today. In the midst of a pandemic, the Colombian superstar managed to throw an epic party in his hometown Medellín with guests wearing masks and gloves. The  party was also an explosion of color paying homage to his latest album Colores.

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Mother’s Day Virtual Concerts

Mom’s around the world will get serenaded at-home by top Latin artists who are finding ways to make this day just as special. Latin music stars such as Alejandro Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solis, Virlan García and Juanes, to name a few, have each prepared a live stream for their fans to celebrate Mother’s Day. See the list of live streams here. Furthermore, Sony Music Latin-Iberia announced their “Made In: Casa #DesdeCasaConMusica” initiative to keep fans informed and entertained amid the global health crisis on Mother’s Day. The star-studded lineup includes Becky G, Camilo, Gerardo Ortiz, Luis Coronel and many more. Check out the lineup here.

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