First Stream Latin: New Music From Gloria Trevi & Guaynaa, Myke Towers, More

First Stream Latin is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors

First Stream Latin: New Music From Gloria Trevi & Guaynaa, Myke Towers, More

First Stream Latin is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors. Check out this week’s picks below.

Myke Towers, “Almas Gemelas” (Warner Music Latina/Warner Records/One World International)

On the heels of his third studio album, Lyke Mike, where he blessed fans with 100 percent of his hip-hop essence, Myke Towers returns with a more commercial sound on his new single “Almas Gemelas.” Helmed by Colombian hitmaker Ovy on the Drums, the track is a hypnotic reggaeton song with futuristic beats that can easily be dedicated to your twin soul. “Baby you and I are the same/ We look like twin souls/ We’re rivals in bed/ We kiss as in the novelas/ She invades my territory/ It’s not that she does it, it’s how/ And if earthly demons existed/ You’re an angel that can’t fly,” says the infectious chorus. Towers officially debuted his new single at the 2021 Premios Juventud. “It’s such a pleasure working with you, much respect,” Ovy on the Drums expressed on Instagram. The official music video for “Almas Gemelas” landed on YouTube’s trending music page Friday (July 23). – JESSICA ROIZ

Tommy Torres, El Playlist de Anoche (Rimas Entertainment)

For his first album in almost a decade, Tommy Torres teamed up with Bad Bunny to co-produce and co-write the nine tracks on El Playlist de Anoche. Torres and Bunny may not have a lot of things in common but both are very intentional with the music they write; they want their fans to feel via lyrics that are packed with tangible emotions. The pair does just that with this set that touches on love and heartbreak where Torres remains true to his signature alt rock-tinged, sentimental pop but integrates a rock star attitude after learning how to phrase the way Bunny does. The eclectic set kicks off with the sentimental pop track “Toda La Noche” – the only song on the album where you’ll hear Bunny as he sets the mood for the guitar-powered track with a short intro – and is then followed by alt-rock/pop anthems such as “Cactus” and “Inmortal” and contemporary ballads including “Demasiado Amor” and “Quisiera Ser El.” A departure from the album’s signature ballad-pop-rock sound, “Marea” transports you to a different mindset with its reggae/ska beat, showcasing Torres’ chameleonic ability to traverse between multiple styles. – GRISELDA FLORES

Gloria Trevi & Guaynaa, “Nos Volvimos Locos” (UMG Recordings)

A couple of weeks back, Gloria Trevi told Billboard about an upcoming collaboration she was excited about. She now presents her new single “Nos Volvimos Locos” alongside Puerto Rican artist Guaynaa. Penned by Trevi, Leonel Garcia and Marcela de la Garza, the track is a back-and-forth between two people who like each other and, ultimately, hook up. “We have already gone crazy/ We have already lost control/ This is so different/ There is a risk of falling in love,” says the chorus. The flirtatious track, co-produced Yo Fred, Eduardo Bladinieres, and Gil Elguezabal, is an urban-pop song fused with clever EDM beats. – J.R.

CNCO, “To’a La Noche” (Sony Music Latin)

Marking the start of a new era, four-member boy band CNCO has released their new single “To’a La Noche,” a head-bobbing reggaeton track with an earworm chorus that drops before the minute-mark. “Please stay, I won’t ask for anything else. I know you won’t forget this night,” they sing over a sparse drum beat. Produced by Puerto Rican producing duo Los Legendarios, the track was recorded in Puerto Rico at Wisin’s La Base studios. “We wanted to bring joy and positivity with this song,” CNCO previously told Billboard. “It’s the perfect summer jam.” “To’a La Noche,” featuring band members Christopher Velez, Erick Brian Colon, Richard Camacho and Zabdiel de Jesus, is the first single from their forthcoming album. – G.F.

Zion y Lennox, “Estrella” (Warner Music Latina)

Zion & Lennox celebrate a prolific 20-year career with the release of their new single “Estrella,” part of their fourth studio album and first in five years, El Sistema. Though the duo has recently collaborated with artists such as Justin Quiles, Natti Natasha, and Lenny Tavarez, to name a few, on this single, they have gone solo, further proving why they’re one of the highly-respected duos in urban music. In true la Z y la L fashion, the captivating reggaeton song, co-produced by Dynell, Legazzy, and Yazid, highlights Zion’s high-pitched, sugary vocals and Lennox’s signature raspy voice. “Estrella” tells the story of a woman who’s enjoying the best stage of her life and a man who’s trying to catch her attention. “Estrella,” according to the Puerto Rican duo, was chosen as a focus track of the album because it best showcases their essence. – J.R. 

La Santa Cecilia & Lila Downs, “Quiero Verte Feliz” (Rebeleon Ent./Virgin Music Latin)

Los Angeles-based bolero-punk quartet La Santa Cecilia has joined forces with Mexican singer-songwriter Lila Downs for a feel-good cumbia anthem titled “Quiero Verte Feliz (I Want to See you Happy).” Penned by Xieman Muñoz and La Santa Cecilia’s La Marisoul, Pepe, Oso and Alex Bendaña, the rhythmic track finds La Marisoul and Downs exchanging uplifting verses. “I need to stop and smell the plants and flowers, I want to dance and laugh and not apologize for it. Enough with all the suffering, I want to see you happy,” they sing. “I think that we’re experiencing one of the most complicated periods of our time because of the pandemic and ‘Quiero Verte Feliz’ is an invitation to get back to the great dance of life, and enjoy all the wonderful things that make us happy again!” La Santa Cecilia said. “Quiero Verte Feliz,” which follows La Santa Cecilia’s “Ella Me Enamoró,” preview’s the band’s forthcoming album. — G.F.

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Rita Marley Celebrates 75th Birthday With a Scholarship & Livestream Event

Rita Marley is set to ring in her 75th birthday this Sunday with a virtual celebration rooted in community and activism. 

Rita Marley Celebrates 75th Birthday With a Scholarship & Livestream Event

Rita Marley is set to ring in her 75th birthday this Sunday with a virtual celebration rooted in community and activism. Presented by Tuff Gong Radio – which was founded by her late husband and reggae legend Bob Marley – the livestream (titled Mystic of a Queen) will feature a variety of events, ranging from a tribute concert, to a virtual tour of the Rita Marley exhibit at the Bob Marley Museum, and to the announcement of her namesake scholarship for 2021. 

Broadcasting from Kingston, Jamaica, this weekend’s events underscore the Marley matriarch’s lifelong humanitarian work, and will be available to the public on Tuff Gong’s  channel starting at 5 p.m. E.T. on Sunday, July 25.  

Former I-Three singer Marcia Griffiths, who sang backing vocals for Bob Marley and the Wailers in the mid-’70s, is one of the acts slated to perform at the tribute concert. A longtime friend of Dr. Rita Marley, Griffiths shares how much of an impact Marley and her philanthropic work have had on the local community in Jamaica. “Yes, she has preserved and protected Bob Marley’s legacy, but on a larger scale, she has not only inspired generations worldwide, but has also increased tourism to our country. In a real way, the companies she founded have created jobs that help people improve their lives and provide for their families,” the singer tells Billboard. “Even in the international market, she has built and donated facilities and contributed funding to help the elderly and children in African countries,” adds Griffiths.

Besides the tribute concert, the broadcast will showcase a digital tour of the new, permanently installed Rita Marley exhibit at the Bob Marley Museum and will announce the 2021 Rita Marley scholarship. Specifically catered to young women and single mothers, the scholarship will be offered to one student enrolled at the Women Centre of Jamaica and two students from the University of Technology Nursing. The application form is due on Aug. 9 and is available on the Rita Marley Foundation  

In a statement to Billboard, Sharon Marley – Rita Marley’s oldest daughter – shares how fostering the next generation of women is one of her mother’s big priorities. “Providing scholarships for young women needing assistance to complete their educational goals — thus maintaining and bringing high standards to their communities — is a big part of Dr. Rita Marley’s vision,” says Sharon Marley, who was a singer in her family’s group Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. She continues on to note how, “Programs created by The Rita Marley foundation are giving voices to hundreds of youths.” 

As Marley’s closest colleagues, friends and family planned the festivities, Myshjua Allen Murray, executive label manager at Tuff Gong International, reflects on her friend’s 75th birthday and gives Billboard a special peek into who Dr. Rita Marley is behind the scenes.

“When I first went to work at Tuff Gong in Jamaica, I saw how Rita Marley spent hours at the office and then at the studio to record an album. I saw how she got up at sunrise to run on the beach, stop at the market on the way home, and then play with her kids and grandkids with a smile. That’s when I understood the level of strength, grace, faith, ingenuity and flat out gangsta that it takes for a woman – let alone a Black woman – to bring a vision to life in this world while raising babies, raising yourself, and trying to love someone else who is in the same damn boat.” says Murray.  

For SiriusXM subscribers, the celebration will also be livestreamed on  

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