Amidst the tense and ongoing headlines about COVID-19, politics and the economy, memorable events involving music, people and trends kept us smiling this year. Here’s a list of some of our favorite 2021 moments.
Hottest Latin Tour of the Summer
Earlier this year, famed regional Mexican band Los Bucis sparked speculation of a reunion during a livestream concert hosted by the band’s frontman, Mexican icon Marco Antonio Solís. A few weeks later, the group released a new music video for their hit “Tu Carcel”, adding to the rumours. On June 14, Solis and Los Bucis made headlines by announcing their reunion tour, Una Historia Cantada.
For the first time in 25 years, all the original band members came together on stage. The sold-out show was on August 27 at Sophie Stadium near Los Angeles. After nine shows and six cities, the band’s reunion peaked at number six on Polestar’s Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tours chart, selling over 350,000 tickets and grossing nearly $50 million.
“It’s historic for us,” Solis said in an interview with People in June. “Parents of young people listen to Los Buques and are attached to the feelings and the songs.”
Rightly so, a trend caught fire on TikTok in which kids gifted reunion tour tickets to their parents; Because of Father’s Day, there were heartwarming reactions from many dads.
Time to Try Abuela’s Cooking — on Tiktok
From tortas de asada (roast cakes), jibarito Puerto Rican sandwiches and Cuban crackers, Latino TikTok users share their culinary and cultural skills on TikTok.
The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of people to stay indoors, closing restaurants and bars and prompting Latinos, who have had access to the stage to jump on the stage and share their favorite recipes from their family or country of origin. Had extra time.
Users like @latinduckskitchen (Andrea Nicole), @jennymartinezzz (Jenny Martinez) and @robegrill (Roberto Morales) shared some of their favorite recipes, which helped them garner millions of views and followers. It was wildly popular, and it kept us going into 2021.
memes, latino style
What’s more fun than Latinized memes?
Perhaps one of the most memorable memes originated from the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was seen sitting in a folding chair, his arms and legs crossed, wearing oversized mittens — and generated thousands of memories on social media.
Several Latinos circulated a meme in particular: Tio (Uncle) Bernie is seen wearing a Virgin Mary poncho. The caption read, “Tapis (cover yourself) Tio Berni.” It was one of the many classic memes that circulated that day.
Memorial Messi’s Historic Year
For the many Latinos who live and breathe football – the great “Ted Lasso” line is “Football is Life!” Think about – It was a big deal when, after more than two decades, Lionel Messi’s stint with FC Barcelona ended dramatically.
In the end, the club could not tolerate the Argentine incident, although both sides tried to resolve it. Messi finished as the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, with 672 goals. He scored 288 assists and lifted 35 trophies – a brief summary of his record-breaking resume.
In August, Messi found a new home in France, joined a star-studded Paris Saint-Germain team on a two-year deal and reunited with his former FC Barcelona teammate and close friend Neymar Jr. The forward opted to use number 30. He used the jersey instead of number 10 for most of his career. The new number represents the first number he wore at FC Barcelona.
Despite Messi’s shocking, emotional transfer, he eventually saw international success. With a 1–0 victory over South American rivals Brazil, Argentina won the Copa America 2021 trophy, making Messi’s first international title, a feat he had not missed in his illustrious career.
Messi ended 2021 by winning his seventh Ballon d’Or – widely regarded as the most prestigious individual award a football player can receive – placing him two wins ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has the second-most is more. To his millions of fans, he did not disappoint.
Bad Bunny’s Streaming Domination
For the second year in a row, Puerto Rican musician Bad Bunny was the most streamed artist on Spotify, the world’s largest streaming service, with more than 381 million users.
Spotify’s annual Wrapped campaign revealed that Bad Bunny led global streams, with over 9.1 billion in 2021, beating Taylor Swift and South Korean K-pop band BTS for the top spot.
Bad Bunny recently performed their first live performance in over a year in Puerto Rico, celebrating their success and Boricua culture. In early 2022, fans will line up for him to tour North America for El Ultimo Tour del Mundo, which is also the name of his 2020 album.
Latinx: Love It Or Leave It?
In a year full of diversity and inclusivity, the term “Latinx” has been debated a lot. The term gender-neutral has been used since the early 2010s and is intended to replace the more masculine and feminine terms “Latino” and “Latina”.
While the term has been readily adopted by many young people, progressives and others, it has become the subject of many discussions and surveys.
A recent poll found that 40 percent of Hispanic voters said the term bothered them or offended them, and that if a politician or political organization uses the term it could also reduce voter turnout among some Latinos. Can do. The president of the League of United Latin American Citizens recently advised the organization to drop the word from its communications, saying it was “the very opposite” in the Latino community.
But it may not be as polarizing as it sounds: While a summer Gallup poll found that only 4 percent of Hispanic adults said they preferred Latinx, 57 percent said they had no preference.
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