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At 19 years old, Billie Eilish already has seven Grammy awards, so her second studio album is highly anticipated. Jim and Greg note that Happier Than Ever is a departure from her previous album, with less hip-hop influence and more torch songs.
Since his death in 2016, Prince’s estate has been releasing new music from his massive vault. Welcome 2 America was a fully finished album Prince recorded in 2010, but chose not to release. Now it’s out and Jim and Greg are split on which songs are the good ones and which parts aren’t so hot.
In 2017 the song “Despacito” spent 16 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This week Jim and Greg talk with Billboard VP Leila Cobo about her book,
Decoding Despacito, which charts the rise of Latin music in the United States. They cover artists like José Feliciano, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Selena and Rosalía.
Despacito (featuring Justin Bieber and Daddy Yankee),Despacito (featuring Justin Bieber and Daddy Yankee) (Single), Universal, 2017
Happier Than Ever,Happier Than Ever, Darkroom, Interscope, 2021
NDA,Happier Than Ever, Darkroom, Interscope, 2021
Billie Bossa Nova,Happier Than Ever, Darkroom, Interscope, 2021
Not My Responsibility,Happier Than Ever, Darkroom, Interscope, 2021
Welcome 2 America,Welcome 2 America, NPG, 2021
Yes,Welcome 2 America, NPG, 2021
Same Page, Different Book,Welcome 2 America, NPG, 2021
Hot Summer,Welcome 2 America, NPG, 2021
1010 (Rin Tin Tin),Welcome 2 America, NPG, 2021
Conga,Primitive Love, Epic, 1985
Feliz Navidad,Feliz Navidad, RCA, 1970
La Bamba,Ritchie Valens, Del-Fi, 1954
Despacito (featuring Daddy Yankee),Vida, Universal, 2017
Gasolina,Barrio Fino, El Cartel, 2004
Vivir Mi Vida,3.0, Sony, 2013
Amor Prohibido,Amor Prohibido, EMI, 1994
Mi Gente (feat. Beyoncé),Mi Gente (feat. Beyoncé) (Single), Universal, 2017
Malamente,El Mal Querer, Sony, 2017
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