Karol G to Headline Rock in Rio 2024 & More Uplifting Moments in Latin Music

From career milestones to new music releases to major announcements and those little important moments, Billboard editors highlight uplifting moments in Latin music. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week.

Karol G at Rock in Rio

The “Amargura” singer is set to co-headline Rock in Rio, which will also include performances from Mariah Carey and Ludmilla, among other artists, throughout the festival. Karol G will perform at the Palco Mundo (World Stage) on Sept. 20. Katy Perry, Cyndi Lauper and Ivete Sangalo will also sing at that stage. The Colombian artist is currently on her Mañana Será Bonito Latin America tour, which includes a stop in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 10.

Los Tigres del Norte’s London Takeover

For the first time ever, Los Tigres del Norte performed in London as part of the European trek. The Mexican icons serenaded fans who rushed to the stage to snap a photo with the emblematic norteño band that has for decades soundtracked Latin multigenerational homes. “London, thanks for an unforgettable night,” the band wrote on Instagram. “We continue to be moved by the energy and affection that we received at our first concert in this wonderful city! The energy and dedication of each one of you made this a unique experience. We take in our hearts every moment we lived and we promise to come back soon.”

Myriam Hernández’s Heartfelt Moment With Fan

Chilean singer-songwriter Myriam Hernández shared a special moment with a fan that she met a few years back. In an Instagram post, Hernández first shared a clip of her surprising a seemingly blind woman who was singing “Herida” on the side of the street while selling CDs. That was in 2018, fast forward six years, Hernández invited the woman to sing with her on stage during her recent show in Osorno, Chile as part of her Invencible Tour. “A story from 2018 that we surprisingly repeat in 2024. Osorno has gifted me this beautiful reunion with my beloved Yasna,” Hernández wrote.

Watch the heartfelt moment below:

C. Tangana at the Guadalajara International Film Festival

Little Spain and C. Tangana will screen ESTA AMBICIÓN DESMEDIDA, a film documenting the Spanish artist’s Sin Cantar Ni Afinar Tour, at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, which kicks off June 7 at the at the Telmex Auditorium. This is the first time the documentary will hit North America. The film, directed by Little Spain, follows C. Tangana for more than four years and reflects on the creation process of his album El Madrileño, as well as the launch of the Sin Cantar Ni Afinar World Tour in Spain and Latin America. ESTA AMBICIÓN DESMEDIDA premiered at the 71st edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival, and became the third highest-grossing documentary in the country in 2023.

Shakira Announces Tour

The Colombian superstar has announced the first leg of her 2024 Live Nation-promoted North American tour. Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran World Tour — named in honor of Shakira’s new album of the same name — will play multiple arena shows across North America, beginning Nov. 2 in Palm Desert, Calif., and ending Dec. 15 in Detroit. The general onsale begins on April 22 at 10 a.m. local time here.

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