New Music Latin is a compilation of the best new Latin songs and albums recommended by Billboard Latin and Billboard Español editors. Check out this week’s picks below.
Ozuna, Cosmo (Aura Music Corp/Sony Music Latin)
Ozuna has unleashed his sixth studio album, Cosmo — and after previous projects such as Odisea, Aura and Nibiru, this one’s another galactic musical journey. On the 15-track production, the Puerto Rican artist delivers a new dimension of sounds, where Latin urban music meets innovative rhythms such as traditional Arabian music as heard in “Made in Qatar” and infectious electronica in the David Guetta-assisted “Vocation.” Ozu and the renowned French DJ premiered the latter at the 2023 Latin Grammys on Thursday night (Nov. 16). While Cosmo is also home to hard-hitting reggaeton tracks (“El Plan,” “Brabus,” “100 Squats”), it showcases Ozuna’s romantic side and admiration for women on songs such as “Mar de Lagrimas,” “La Chulita” and “Clase Azul.” The set, which follows his 2023 EP Afro, “is the cosmic experience, where the vibrant essence of reggaeton prevails,” according to a press statement. Collaborations on Cosmo include De La Ghetto, Chencho Corleone, Anuel AA, Jhayco, Maldy and more. — JESSICA ROIZ
BIBI & Becky G, “Amigos” (Feel Ghood Music/88rising Records)
Becky G and BIBI combine their Mexican-American swag and South Korean steelo to ignite the scene in their new scintillating single, “Amigos.” This reggaetón groove, pulsating with a suspenseful edge, lures listeners into a sonic escapade, complete with minimal sliding bass that hints at a drill essence near the end. Sung in Spanish, English and Korean, the sultry lyrics empower, as the duo look for new amigos while they charm their way through a party before executing a seductive heist, leaving a trail of mystery and stolen treasures in the music video. “I know we’re having a good time and you always want more/ But if myjevo calls, we are just friends,” Becky G croons with a touch of playful defiance. — ISABELA RAYGOZA
Daddy Yankee, “Bonita” (El Cartel Records/Imperial/UMG Recordings)
Reggaeton legend Daddy Yankee returns from retirement with a positive message about enjoying life on “Bonita.” With a mix of tropical rhythms, the summer song intended to warm up the fall has been well-received on his social media. “There are good people and there are bad things / Everything is going to be okay / Live today not tomorrow,” he asserts in the lyrics. The Puerto Rican star shared the song with a lyric video and an uplifting message on his networks: “If you are reading this it means that God gave you one more day of LIFE! We can fall into the deepest black hole and get up to see the LIGHT on the path and sing: ‘BEAUTIFUL LIFE IS’. Your life is worth a lot, don’t forget it.” “Bonita” provides a message to lift our spirits with a contagious rhythm perfect to start the weekend. — LUISA CALLE
Chicocurlyhead, “En La Mañana” (Exile Records)
Chicocurlyhead’s feel-good music is often instantly contagious, and his new track “En La Mañana” is no exception. Known for his ability to effortlessly zigzag through R&B, trap and rock to showcase his versatility, this time around the Panamanian-born, Atlanta-raised singer-songwriter places all bets on an Afrobeat sound. Even just listening to the first 15 seconds, his vocalization, which is almost soothing, instantly hooks. Produced by Kastelo, the bilingual song is about a girl to whom Chicocurlyhead has decided to give all his attention to. “En La Mañana” follows his recently released single “Ahora o Nunca” with Mexican artist Renee. — GRISELDA FLORES
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