Shakira released her seventh studio album El Dorado on May 26th. The Columbian star has been working on the album for over a year and routinely teased new tracks for her fans on several of her social media sites. The lead single from the album “Chantaje” was released a at the end of 2016. The sizzling song soared up the Latin Pop charts. The track, “Me Enamoré” became her official second single in April 2017. The multilingual album includes seven different featured artists who perfectly blend with Shakira’s sound and musical vision.
Since its release, the album has gained mostly positive reviews. The album is multifaceted with various dips into differ nets sounds, genres, and languages. From the reggae beats and African drums in, “What We Said,” to the high energy of “Trap”, the album provides a musical pace of Shakira’s own signature vocal talent.
Listen to Eldorado here:
The best new tracks from emerging and current acts in music:
Today’s lineup includes Texas based duo The Wind and the Wave, alternative band Myzica, singer-songwriter Arum Rae, powerhouse producer DJ snake, R&B duo 2mil, and Mexican Pop band Maná.
“Grand Canyon”- The Wind and the Wave
“We Belong Together”- Myzica
“Loners”- Arum Rae
“Let Me Love You”- DJ Snake feat Justin Bieber
“De Pies a Cabeza”- Maná
Urban Latin act J Balvin released his new album Energia on June 24th. The fifteen track album features guest appearances from recording artists Pharrell Williams, Daddy Yankee, Fuego and more. Energia is this Columbian reggaeton singer’s sixth release.
The first single from the release “Ginza” was released on January 16th 2016. The video for the the song broke the Vevo record for the most watched Latin music video in a 24 hour span. The video currently has over 500 million views.Balvin is the first artist to received a diamond certification from RIAA in the Latin genre.
Listen to Energia here: