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SoCal artist Becky G holding it down.
Screengrab from Becky G, Bad Bunny - Mayores (Official Video)
SoCal artist Becky G holding it down.

The list includes one artist with roots in Inglewood.

Every week, Take Two's music contributors review the newest and hottest music. This week, with the Billboard Latin Music Awards just days away, writer Justino Aguila has selected music from some of the Latinas leading the pack and changing the game.

Artist: Becky G 
Song: Mayores

Justino says:

Becky G recently notched her first-ever No. 1 hit on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart with "Mayores." She is one of only six women under 21 who've gotten a No. 1 on the chart. "Mayores" features Bad Bunny. The song got attention for racy lyrics, but for Becky G it was a moment of showing the world she's growing and declared, "I'm a woman now."

Artist: Jennifer Lopez
Song: Amor, Amor, Amor (feat. Wisin)

Justino says:

Jennifer Lopez's "Amor, Amor, Amor" (feat. Wisin) recently became her sixth No. 1 song to hit Latin Airplay, and she recently said that accomplishments like that still mean so much to her personally. Lopez is busier than ever with projects, music. She has an upcoming album, TV projects, films and she currently has a Las Vegas residency right how at Planet Hollywood. 

Artist: Natti Natasha & Ozuna
Song: Criminal

Justino says:

Natti Natasha's "Criminal" with urban star Ozuna has been a great way for Natti to expand her spotlight in music. She's on "Amantes de Una Noche" with Bad Bunny, and he also has a new track, "Pijama" with Becky G.

Artist: Shakira
Song: Chantaje (feat. Maluma)

Justino says:

Shakira's "Chantaje" with Maluma has been well received, and the pair is on the latest issue of Billboard magazine. Shakira's tour El Dorado, named after Shakira's chart-topping 2017 album, kicks off June 3 at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, her first tour in seven years following the birth of her two sons and a vocal-cord injury that forced her to postpone the original kickoff slated for last fall. She's back, and this tour is going to big for her. 

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