Chyno & Nacho to Reunite at 2024 Heat Latin Music Awards, Plus More Uplifting Moments

Chyno & Nacho to Reunite at 2024 Heat Latin Music Awards, Plus More Uplifting Moments

From career milestones to new music releases to major announcements, Billboard editors highlight uplifting moments in Latin music. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week.

A Chyno y Nacho Reunion

Chyno y Nacho (formerly Chino y Nacho) are reuniting at the 2024 Heat Latin Music Awards (popularly known as Premios Heat), taking place on July 11 at The Dominican Republic via the HTV network and LosHeat.TV app. This marks the first time the famed Venezuelan duo—known for bangers such as “Niña Bonita,” “Tu Angelito,” and “Me Voy Enamorando”—will reunite on stage since the 2021 Premios Juventud awards show. Prior to that, they dropped their 2021 album Chino & Nacho is Back, featuring singles “Antivirus” and “Raro,” which they released in the midst of the global pandemic. “This iconic duo that was always in our hearts and playlist, are part of our incredible guests at the #HeatAwards #10Anniversary where they will be performing with their unforgettable hits and big surprises,” read the official Instagram post. 

Danny Ocean To Perform at The Kennedy Center

Danny Ocean has teamed up with The Kennedy Center and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to celebrate the courage, resilience and creativity of refugees on World Refugee Day. Enjoying an evening of free public entertainment, the event was hosted Friday (June 21) at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, where guests enjoyed a screening of the animated movie Elemental and a performance by the Venezuelan singer-songwriter. The concert was also being livestreamed on the Kennedy Center’s Facebook and YouTube. Earlier this month, Danny earned his first Billboard No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart with “Amor.” “This is a project that has always honored love,” he said. 

Danny Ocean

Jenni Rivera’s Hollywood Star

Jenni Rivera is set to receive her well-deserved Hollywood Walk of Fame star, posthumously,  the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced this week. “Jenni’s star represents not only her incredible achievements as an artist, but also her resilience, courage, and unwavering spirit that continue to inspire fans around the world,” Ana Martinez, Walk of Fame producer, said in a statement. Rivera, known as “La Diva de la Banda,” will be honored on June 27 with the 2,783rd star that will be located in front of Capitol Records on Vine Street. Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi will speak during the ceremony and Rivera’s five children — Jacqie, Johnny, Chiquis, Jenicka and Michael — will accept the star on her behalf.z

Latino Power at Carnegie Hall

Ivy Queen, Grupo Niche, and Monsieur Periné have been added to the Nuestros Sonidos concert series to be hosted in the fall at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Marking each artist’s debut at the prestigious Manhattan venue, the festival lineup includes previously-announced acts Natalia Lafourcade, Cimafunk, Gustavo Dudamel, Quetzal and more. Celebrating the “vibrant sounds, pioneering rhythms, diverse traditions, and enormous influence of Latin culture in the United States,” according to a press release, Carnegie Hall’s Nuestros Sonidos kicks off Oct. 8 with an Opening Night Gala featuring Gustavo Dudamel, and concludes with Cimafunk and La Tribu on May 22, 2025.