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Anuel AA and Karol G Give Work From Home New Meaning With New Songs and Music Video

Sometimes when we feel like our lives have been turned upside-down, the most natural thing to do is to return to the habits that make us feel comfortable. This manifests in many different ways, but in Anuel AA and Karol G’s case, it’s making music. The Latin power couple has been social distancing in their apartment, and taking this time to get creative.

On her part, Karol tapped Anuel to write and record her first single of the year titled “Follow,” complete with a music video they both directed and produced in their home, showing the couple’s daily life during this time — once again giving fans an exclusive window into their relationship.

“While at home under quarantine, we couldn’t stop making music,” Karol G said in a press release. “We wanted to create a song that was cool and fresh for our fans with a video that shows how we are overcoming the reality that we are all going through. We are thinking of all of our fans out there and hope you’re staying safe and healthy during this time.”

“Follow” comes after Karol G’s smash hit “Tusa” with Nicki Minaj, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, making it the first all-female collaboration to do so. “Follow” continues to have the “Tusa” effect and became an instant international success, debuting as the most viewed video on YouTube worldwide.

The song is the third collaboration between Anuel AA and Karol G, after their highly acclaimed songs, “Culpables” and “Secreto.”

Meanwhile, Anuel AA has also been working on a more personal track, his new single “3 de Abril,” which he released today, April 3. It commemorates the fourth anniversary of his arrest for gun possession charges. The song is the most vulnerable we’ve seen Anuel yet. While he’s known for his extravagant personality on camera, his personal life has always been surrounded by mystery.

With “3 de Abril” Anuel finally tells his side of the story, from his difficult adolescence and all the things that led him on the wrong path, to how he managed to survive the rough times, to his wake-up call to reform his life and stay focused on his passion.

Produced by Yampi and Ovy on the Drums, this song is Anuel’s promise to his fans to go back to his original sound, lyrics, and underground style that made him the Spanish trap pioneer.

Image Source: YouTube / Karol G

by MARIA G. VALDEZ

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Chino & Nacho’s Return, Tainy’s Solo EP & More New Music

Chino & Nacho – “Raro” (Universal Music Group)

After a four-year hiatus embarking on their solo careers, Chyno Miranda and Nacho have returned as a duo with the release of “Raro.” The highly awaited Chino & Nacho comeback was born thanks to their fans on social media asking the Venezuelan artists to record together again. “Raro,” which translates to rare, is a pop tropical fusion that best characterizes the Chino & Nacho essence. Directed by Daniel Duran, the music video (and single) tells the story of a rare-kind-of-love, one that’s not found nowadays. In the clip, Chino & Nacho are seen together like the good ole’ days as different couples, young, old, interracial and same-sex, are living their best life despite it all. As of now, Chino & Nacho only have plans for releasing this track together. Watch the music video below. — JESSICA ROIZ

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Alejandro Sanz & Juanes Launch Livestream Special After Coronavirus Cancelations

Alejandro Sanz and Juanes were forced to postpone upcoming concerts due to the coronavirus pandemic, but fans will get the chance to see them perform, together, during a special livestreaming event on Sunday (March 15).

Both Sanz and Juanes are grounded in Miami as a result of the precautionary measures they’ve taken by postponing their tours, which were set to bring them both to Colombia this weekend.

Determined to make the most of an unfortunate situation, the good friends and Grammy-winning collaborators will be be joining forces for ALEJANDRO SANZ & JUANES: El Gira Se Queda En Casa Para Todos” (The Tour Stays Home For All), a jam session with performances and a digital Q&A that will be livestreamed from Art House Miami Studio.

“Friends are onstage but also at home,” Sanz wrote on Instagram following news of the event. Though Juanes is sad to have to back out of his Bogotá performance, he shared a smiling photo of himself and encouraged his fans to tune into the livestream: “Tomorrow we’ll be sharing a good time and good music. Will you join us?”

The livestream is set to start at 4:30 p.m. E.T., an intentional choice so that as many fans in as many timezones as possible could tune in. For more information, visit arthouseacademy.com/live/.

Watch Sanz and Juanes’ livestream below

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Demi Lovato’s ‘I Love Me’ Is the Week’s Top-Selling Song

Lovato earns her latest top 20 hit on the Hot 100 & second No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart after prior release “Anyone.”

Demi Lovato’s “I Love Me” debuts at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 21), arriving as the week’s top-selling song.

The track starts at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, with 38,000 sold in its first week, ending March 12, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, following its March 6 release. It also drew 14.2 million U.S. streams in the week ending March 12, as it enters Streaming Songs at No. 36, and 15.9 million in all-format radio audience in the week ending March 15.

Lovato lands her second Digital Song Sales No. 1, with both leaders achieved consecutively: “Anyone” opened atop the Feb. 8-dated chart. “I Love Me” is also her 12th top 10 on the ranking.

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