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.
Feid’s Going on Tour
Feid became a trending topic this week after announcing his 2024 world tour. Dubbed the Ferxxocalipsis Tour in honor of his latest studio album, the Colombian artist revealed that the first confirmed dates will be out Monday (Feb. 12) with ticket sales to the U.S. leg available as of Tuesday (Feb. 13). He also let his fans know that he will be sharing more info on Valentine’s Day. “How cool and how crazy that music has brought us here,” he expressed on Instagram. “I hope you do a lot of cardio and get prepared because we’re going to scream, sing, dance, and jump.”
Maluma’s Super Bowl Weekend
Maluma is ready for Super Bowl weekend, and to celebrate, he teamed up with SiriusXM and Pandora for a special concert held Thursday night (Feb. 8). During the intimate set, the Colombian act performed some of his biggest bangers including “Borro Cassette,” “Coco Loco,” and his Carin Leon-assisted viral hit “Según Quién.” The performance will air on SiriusXM’s exclusive Latin music channels Hits Uno (ch. 151) and Caliente (ch. 152).
This weekend, Billboard’s latest cover star, Usher, will headline the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show. The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will face off in this year’s Super Bowl, which will be held on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Carnegie Hall Presents “Nuestro Sonidos”
“Nuestros Sonidos” is coming to Carnegie Hall for its 2024-2025 season. The season-long festival will be “celebrating the vibrant sounds, pioneering rhythms, diverse traditions, and enormous influence of Latin culture in the United States, including the vital contributions of the Caribbean,” according to a press release. Beginning October 8, 2024 at the coveted New York-based concert venue, the festival concerts will feature musical styles from the 1930s to today, including Latin jazz, reggaeton, salsa, bachata, tejano, and many more. Confirmed artist for “Nuestros Sonidos” include Gustavo Dudamel, Natalia Lafourcade, Gabriela Ortiz, La Santa Cecilia, and more. For the full programming, click here.
Billboard’s Women of the Year
This week, Billboard unveiled Karol G as its 2024 Woman of the Year—following her Billboard history-making album Mañana Será Bonito, successful stadium tour, and her first Grammy win. “With her immense talent, Karol G has created a movement for women across the globe due to her empowering lyrics and inspiring confidence,” said Hannah Karp, Billboard’s editorial director. “The release of her groundbreaking album Mañana Será Bonito has proven her a force to be reckoned with in both the English and Spanish charts. We are so excited to honor her as Woman of the Year.”
The Colombian artist will be honored with the Woman of the Year award, and perform, at the 2024 Billboard Women in Music event presented by Marriott Bonvoy on Wednesday, March 6, at the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, and streaming March 7.