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Ivan Cornejo Announces New Album ‘Mirada,’ Plus More Uplifting Moments

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

Ivan Cornejo sets date for new album

Mexican American singer-songwriter Ivan Cornejo has announced his new album, titled Mirada, set to be released July 18 via Zaragoza Records/Interscope. The set will follow his 2022 Dañado album, which was No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart for 37 nonconsecutive weeks, the fourth-most since the chart launched in 1985. The new set was announced on Wednesday (June 5) with a trailer that previews what fans can expect in the new album. “Ivan, do you think you’ll fall in love again?” A voice asks the 20-year-old, who sits in front of a bonfire. “I don’t want to,” Cornejo quickly responds. Mirada will be home to his latest single “Baby Please.”

Carin León’s Boca Chueca Party

This week, Carín León celebrated his newly-released album, Boca Chueca, Vol. 1, at an intimate industry event held in Miami Beach’s Faena Theater. The album release party, that took place from 8 p.m. to midnight, included elite attendees such as Latin music executives, social media personalities, and singer-songwriter Ana Bárbara, who will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Billboard Latin Women in Music 2024 on Sunday (June 9).

At around 9:30 p.m., León took the stage with an accompanying band to perform songs from Boca Chueca live. The Mexican singer-songwriter, who is fully embracing his experimental roots on the new set, also crooned fans with some classics such as the Kany García-assisted “Te Lo Agradezco” and “Según Quién,” his viral bop with Maluma. At the end of the showcase, León greeted all of his friends and colleagues, and gifted everyone with cool merch. 

Con Cora Foundation’s “Women Ink Spain”

Karol G’s Con Cora Foundation will hold a second edition of its professional tattoo workshop titled “Women Ink Spain,” which is aimed at women who are passionate about tattooing. Following its first edition in Medellín in 2023, this year’s workshop is set to take place in Madrid from July 15 to 19, according to a press release issued by the foundation.

The program is for women residing in Madrid, aged 22 to 40, who “wish to acquire professional skills in the art of tattooing,” per the press release. The training will be provided by Javi Cinco Ángeles Tattoo and Juan Ramón RC Tattoo. “The artists will share their vast experience and knowledge with all attendees,” the release continues. For more information on how to register, click here.

Ryan Castro for Copa América

Ryan Castro is set to release the official song for Colombia’s national soccer team for Copa América 2024. Serving as an anthem for the country’s national team is Castro’s “El Ritmo Que Nos Une” in collab with producer SOG. It also features the voices of Juan Fernando Quintero and Luis Diaz, two players from the team. The catchy reggaetón, cumbia infused song will make its official debut today (June 8) at the U.S.A. vs Colombia friendly match at the Commander’s Field in Maryland, along with a music video that was shot in Barranquilla, Colombia.

“I feel very proud to be able to dedicate a song to our Colombian national team,” the hitmaker said in a statement. “I think we all grew up watching our idols and being able to unite soccer and music is something I will never forget. I hope we can celebrate many triumphs with this song. This is my invitation to sing along to the rhythm of the Colombian national team’s goals!”

The Copa América tournament officially kicks off June 20.

Billboard Latin Women in Music 2024

The second annual Billboard Latin Women in Music is taking place this weekend, with a two-hour music special set to air on Telemundo on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. CT.

This year, Karol G will be celebrated as Woman of the Year; Gloria Estefan will receive the Legend award; Camila Cabello the Global Impact award; Ana Bárbara the Lifetime Achievement award; Ángela Aguilar the Musical Dynasty award; Kali Uchis the Rising Star award; Kany García the Spirit of Change award; and La India the Pioneer award.

Billboard’s Latin Women in Music franchise recognizes the importance of Latin women in the music industry and honors those who have positively impacted Latin music and the industry the previous year.

For everything you need to know about Sunday’s show, click here.

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