First Stream Latin: New Music From Maria Becerra & Becky G, Piso 21, Dalex, More

After releasing a series of singles and collaborations with artists such as Cazzu and J Balvin, rising Argentine artist Maria Becerra has officially released her debut album titled Animal. The 11-song set drops with “Wow Wow” featuring Becky G as its focus track, a hard-knock reggaeton that has female empowerment anthem potential, and it marks the first time Becky and Becerra have teamed up for a collab. With a “who needs men” attitude, the track (and music video) find the pair living the best life and sharing a wealthy lifestyle with their BFFs. “Once I woke up and realized you were no longer by my side, I thought, ‘What good luck, this story has finally ended,’” Becerra opens the song. Near the minute-mark, Becky G joins Becerra on the track, singing, “Life is just one and it won’t wait for you … everything is cured with a perreo so don’t be embarrassed to get down.” — GRISELDA FLORES

Piso 21, “Nadie La Controla” (Warner Music Mexico)

After making the rounds with El Amor en los Tiempos del Perreo, one of Billboard’s best Latin albums of 2021 (so far), Piso 21 drops a fresh new single dubbed “Nadie la Controla.” Produced by duo producers Súbelo Neo (Freddy Montalvo Jr. and José Cruz), “Nadie La Controla” is a pure reggaeton song that later transitions to a fast-paced merengue ripiao,’ converting this song into the ultimate party jam. The lyrics bring to the forefront a girl who’s the center of attention and that can’t be controlled. The vibrant music video, helmed by director Charlie Nelson, features cameo’s my famed TikTok stars Kunno and Domelipa, to name a few. “Nadie La Controla” marks the first taste of the Colombian group’s upcoming production. –— JESSICA ROIZ

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