This week, Billboard’s New Music Latin roundup and playlist — a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by Billboard Latin and Billboard Español editors — are powered by new music from Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, a first collaborative effort between Nicki Nicole and Bad Gyal, and more.
After releasing a seven-track EP called Afro at the beginning of the year, Ozuna unleashed his sixth studio album Cosmo, home to 15 tracks. As ever, the Puerto Rican artist delivers a new dimension of sounds, where Latin urban music meets innovative rhythms, and croons fans with his feel-good and romantic lyrics backed by his sugary vocals. On his new album, Ozuna experiments with world music such as in the opening track “Made in Qatar” that’s fused with traditional Arabian music. He also teamed up with French DJ David Guetta for the EDM-heavy focus track “Vocation,” which they premiered during the 2023 Latin Grammys on Thursday (Nov. 16).
But an Ozuna album is not an Ozuna album without its hard-hitting perreos as heard in “El Plan,” “Brabus,” and “100 Squats,” and without having his friends onboard—Cosmo includes collaborations with De La Ghetto, Chencho Corleone, Anuel AA, Jhayco, Maldy and more. According to a press statement, the album “is the cosmic experience, where the vibrant essence of reggaeton prevails.”
Moreover, two female collaborations stood out this week. The first is Nicki Nicole and Bad Gyal’s “Enamórate,” an electro-dancehall that perfectly meshes their sultry vibes. The second is BIBI and Becky G’s “Amigos,” a groovy reggaetón lacing lyrics in Spanish, English, and Korean.
Additionally, Daddy Yankee, Arcangel, Yng Lvcas, and many more acts dropped new music. In last week’s New Music Latin fan-related poll, Banda MS and Gloria Trevi’s “Y Que Soporten” won with over 91 percent of the votes. What’s your favorite new Latin music release of the week? Vote below!
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