Every Friday, we highlight the newest and most exciting releases from artists across all genres. This week, we got a ton of new music from artists we hear from all the time, along with those we’ve been waiting for new music from for years, including names like Lil Nas X, Kali Uchis, Jonas Brothers, Pitbull and more.
Check out some of the most highly-anticipated drops down below:
1. Lil Nas X - Montero
After months of anticipation and some of the most creative marketing we’ve seen from the music industry in a while, Lil Nas X’s debut album, Montero, is finally here.
With features from Doja Cat, Elton John, Jack Harlow, Megan Thee Stallion, and Miley Cyrus, Montero is here to prove that his musical ability goes so much further than his breakthrough hit, “Old Town Road.” After pretending to be pregnant in the weeks leading up to the album for his water to finally “break” on Thursday evening, nobody can say Lil Nas X isn’t committed to his craft.
2. Guaynaa featuring Servando & Florentin - “Los Cachos‘’
Puerto Rican music sensation, Guaynaa, is breaking stereotypes with his latest single “Los Cachos‘’ featuring Servando & Florentino.
The rising star’s newest song incorporates tropical sounds with salsa elements while keeping the witty and versatile artistry that Guaynaa is known for. “Los Cachos‘’ seeks to break clichés and redefine the themes that dominate current musical trends, dropping today alongside the official music video.
3. CJ Featuring El Alfa - “Replica”
Multi-platinum Puerto Rican rapper CJ is back with a brand new single and video titled “Replica,” which features a guest appearance from none other than El Alfa.
The party track is produced by Chael Produciendo, the Grammy-nominated musician who previously produced El Alfa’s massive hit “La Mamá de la Mamá,” also featuring CJ, which amassed over 150 million streams.
4. Amaarae featuring Kali Uchis - “SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY” Remix
This week, Ghanaian-American polymath Amaarae released a new rendition of her explosive track “SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY” that features beloved Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis.
Taken from Amaarae’s critically acclaimed debut full length project THE ANGEL YOU DON’T KNOW, this new version sees Kali add her bilingual statement of intent on this edgy female empowerment anthem: “I’m that b***h on & off of the cameras. Type of b***h few people can handle & I walk like I know my p***y dangerous.”
5. Pitbull Featuring Anthony Watts and DJWS - “I Feel Good”
Raising the bar yet again, the clip intercuts footage of Pitbull live on stage with vignettes of characters around Miami who become Mr. Worldwide! Like an old school NBA Jam video game avatar, his face pops up on a dancer in the middle of the street, an acrobatic teen doing flips down an alley, and in the crowd of a packed concert. Of course, the action jumps back to the explosive performance by Pitbull and Anthony Watts as the words “I Feel Good” overtake the screen as the mantra.
6. Jonas Brothers - “Who’s In Your Head”
7. Kehlani - “Altar”
8. Arcángel - Los Favoritos 2.5
9. Russ - “When This Was All New”
10. Currren$y and Kino Beats - Matching Rolexes
11. KAINA - “Casita”