Viva Friday is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors.
Cazzu, Error 93
On social media, emerging singer Cazzu dubs herself as an “emo girl,” but instead of smashing her feelings over punk rock melodies, she tattoos all of her emotions into reggaeton, trap, and then some. Cazzu, who already has collaborations with Bad Bunny and Ñengo Flow, is one of the artists of the new generation dominating the urban scene in Argentina. If the release of her sophomore album Error 93 is any indication, there’s no doubt that she’ll become one of 2019’s promising acts worldwide. On her new album, which arrived by surprise on Monday (June 3), Cazzu opens up about love, deception, and independence. Cazzu penned each one of the 10 tracks, and the album establishes her as a well-rounded urban act who can play with trap and hip-hop rhythms, as heard on “Mucha Data,” and also drop fiery old-school reggaeton/perreo songs, as heard on “Rally” and “Al Reves.” The first single off of Cazzu’s album is called “00:00,” a sensual urban track about starting a relationship from scratch. The set also includes collaborations with Lyanno, Duki, Rauw Alejandro, and Dalex, to further prove that the nueva escuela of Latin urban is here to stay. — JESSICA ROIZ
Prince Royce, Manuel Turizo, “Curame”
Dipping his toes in urban waters once again, Prince Royce presents “Curame,” in collaboration with Manuel Turizo. The luscious dancehall melody and intense urban beats bring to life a song about the ideal girl, comparing her to being much better than winning a Grammy. In the music video, we see the bachata crooner and Turizo brothers search for love inside a colorful tent with a group of seductive women. Their undeniable bromance is also captured in the clip that was filmed in Medellin, Colombia by director JP Valencia of 36 Grados. — JR
Calibre 50, “Más Ganas Le Meto”
Calibre 50 sing about following your dreams and taking action on their new single. The Norteño track is filled with inspirational lyrics such as “the world is for the risk taker, the one who falls asleep, stays behind” and “if I like something, I’ll work hard for it.” In the music video, we see one of the band members being chased by different girls in the neighborhood, but in the end, he walks away with the one who swept him off his feet. — J.R.
Wisin, Jon Z, Don Chezina, “3G”
Wisin keeps innovating. "3G" is a song that unites him with singer Don Chezina — a Puerto Rican rapper from the early days of reggaeton — and rising singer Jon Z. The new single fuses '90s sound with inoffensive lyrics, which Chezina flavors with his own rapping style. Jon Z, too, stands out as a member of the new generation of trap singers. Overall, it's a song to enjoy during this summer, no matter where you are. — SUZETTE FERNANDEZ
Tommy Torres, "3 Minutos"
Singer-songwriter Tommy Torres has released “3 Minutos,” which is indeed exactly three minutes long. Once again, the Puerto Rican singer delivers a romantic pop ballad with deep lyrics about love and heartbreak — universal topics that Torres is adept at exploring without fear. The song was released alongside a video filmed in New York and directed by Joaquin Cambre. —S.F.