The 2020 Billboard Latin Music Week is celebrating its 30th anniversary as the largest Latinx music industry event, and the completely virtual celebration is the perfect opportunity to get creative with watch party snacks. The four-day experience, which started on Tuesday October 20th, features conversations, performances and panels with the hottest Latinx singers, producers and executives. Notable artists like Jennifer Lopez, J Balvin, Maluma, Rosalia, Pharrell Williams and Bad Bunny will make virtual appearances throughout the week.
If you plan on watching the conversations or award show for free, we’ve got your sweet (or savory) tooth covered. Here are three Latinx music artist-inspired meals you can enjoy at home!
First up is our chocolate cake inspired by the Puerto Rican reggaetonero, Bad Bunny. His recent post with a chocolate cake inspired Dímelo reporter Jillian Russell to make a similar treat for her Billboard Latin Music Week watch party! Check out the Dímelo Tik Tok to see her make a mug of chocolate cake inspired by Bad Bunny’s Instagram feed using Spoon University’s recipe. https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJaqEf3H/ https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJabRkuM/
If you don’t know Bad Bunny for his 2020 record-breaking album ‘YHLQMDLG’, which stands for Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana or “I Do Whatever I Want,” you may recognize his voice from collaborations with international artists like Drake, Cardi B and Dua Lipa. His close-up portrait on the cover of the New York Times Magazine’s Culture Issue this month was also hard to miss.
Puerto Rican singer, Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, more widely known as Bad Bunny, recently won ASCAP’S Best Composer of the Year award. This testament to his growing popularity worldwide proves the success Latinx artists can have in the American music industry.
Bad Bunny also has a unique social media presence, entertaining followers with his candid yet meaningful posts. After Bad Bunny announced a break from Instagram with a post captioned “bye, me fui” on May 19th, he returned to the platform with a bang on August 20th to encourage young people to vote in the upcoming election.
Our second recipe was inspired by Bad Buddy’s collaboration with Crocs Shoes, which dropped in late September. Bad Bunny posted a video of himself cooking salmon on Instagram to promote the collaboration. Channel your inner Bad Bunny by adding sautéed spinach to Spoon University’s baked lemon and herb salmon recipe.
This simple, low-maintenance recipe is sure to be a success, like the Bad Bunny Crocs. These special-edition shoes featured glow-in-the-dark Jibbitz charms with Bad Bunny’s logo and sold out in only 16 minutes.
But Bad Bunny isn’t the only Latinx star to collaborate with a large American company. Colombian reggaeton artist J Balvin partnered with McDonald’s to add the “J Balvin Meal” to the menu, which launched October 5th. The success of the restaurant chain’s collaboration with Travis Scott motivated McDonald’s to feature more artists on their celebrity menu.
This is the perfect way to celebrate Billboard Latin Music Awards while keeping your kitchen clean! The meal consists of a Big Mac, a medium order of fries and an Oreo McFlurry and is available through November 1st. Order your meal through the McDonald’s app to get the Oreo McFlurry for free.
A week after the release of the J Balvin meal, the collaboration continued with an apparel collection that features bucket hats, hoodies, T-shirts, sunglasses and rings. The merchandise was inspired by Balvin’s fifth album Colores as seen in the vibrant colors and designs.
Immediately following the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month, the 2020 Latin Billboard Music Week highlights the importance of Latinx culture and entertainment. The event will go through Friday, October 23rd and will be available to watch for free at www.billboardlatinmusicweek.com. To see the complete schedule of the events here: https://billboardlatinmusicweek.com/schedule.