5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (August 28)

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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.

Paloma Mami is Certified Gold

Chilean singer Paloma Mami achieved an exciting milestone this week with her debut studio album, Sueños de Dali, named one of Billboard’s best Latin albums of 2021 (so far). Released on March 18, Paloma Mami’s set was certified Gold by the RIAA this week, making her the “first Latin female artist and first Chilean artist to achieve Gold certification for a debut album with no features in the United States,” according to a statement. “Thank you to everyone who was a part of this project,” she expressed on social media. “And to everyone who simply appreciates my art and vision. I challenged myself and I achieved it.”

Gracias gracias gracias.

A todxs que fueron parte de este proyecto. A mis fanaticxs que me bancan no importa que. Y a todxs que simplemente aprecian el arte y vieron mi visión.

Me puse un reto y lo cumplí https://t.co/MloRPpfGhn pic.twitter.com/quVdbwI20S

— Paloma Mami (@palomamamicl) August 25, 2021

Celebrating a Radio Career

The Museum of Broadcast Communications unveiled its eight inductees into the Radio Hall of Fame for 2021, including Cuban radio personality Javier Romero. With over 30 years of experience in the media industry, Romeo is currently the music format on-air personality for Univision Radion in Miami. The 2021 Radio Hall of Fame inductees will be honored in person at the induction ceremony on Oct. 28 at Chicago’s Wintrust Grand Banking Hall. For more information, visit here.

Daddy Yankee’s New Milestone

This week, reggaeton icon Daddy Yankee surpassed more than 1 billion streams on Spotify with his 2019 Snow-assisted hit “Con Calma.” According to a press statement, Yankee is the “only Latin artist to tally over 1 billion Spotify streams on three tracks,” following “Despacito” with Luis Fonsi and “Despacito (Remix)” featuring Justin Bieber. “Con Calma,” which is an energetic, bilingual remake of Snow’s 1992 hit “Informer,” peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart dated May 4, 2019, where it reigned for 14 consecutive weeks.

Gracias #DYArmy #ConCalma otro que se suma al #1BillionClub de @Spotify Dímelo Snow ! pic.twitter.com/0Pso9Hb9Xf

— Daddy Yankee (@daddy_yankee) August 25, 2021

Von Uckermann’s Uplifting Song

Mexican singer-songwriter Christopher von Uckermann released his new single this week dubbed “Heal Together.” Produced by Juan Galeano (Diamante Eléctrico) and co-penned by Christopher with Pére George, the English pop track sends an empowering message about mental health amid these challenging times. Per the former RBD star in a statement, “Heal Together” brings hope to humanity through the feeling that united we are more powerful. Listen to the track below.

Eladio Carrion’s Concert

Rising trap star Eladio Carrion played three sold-out shows at Puerto Rico’s newest venue Coca-Cola Music Hall this past weekend, where he performed hits such as “Mi Error,” “Paz Mental,” and “Tata.” Produced by Noah Assad Presents and Move Concerts, Carrion was not alone at his shows, having special guests such as Bad Bunny, Mora, Jon and Cazzu, to name a few. “If you can dream it, you can achieve it. Thank you for so much love,” Carrion expressed in an Instagram post.

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