BELatina’s Weekend Recap: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Arcangel, Bad Bunny, and More

BELatina's Weekend Recap: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Arcangel, Bad Bunny, and More

Happy Monday!

How’s your holiday planning going? Is it hectic or is it all falling into place as you wish? We hope it’s the latter. 

We understand that this time of year might bring a lot of emotions, so take your time to process everything at your own pace. After all, this is the season of care and love, which includes self-love. If you didn’t get much of that during this past weekend, there’s always next weekend – just make sure it’s top of mind. 

Now, speaking of the weekend, let’s recap what happened these past few days. 

From Arcangel singing “Las Jumpa” live for the first time to Billboard naming Lin-Manuel Miranda as one of the best songwriters, there’s plenty to cover. 

Lin-Manuel Miranda was included in the top 100 songwriters of the year

The Puerto Rican musical expert made Billboard’s chart of top hot 100 songwriters of 2022. This was all due to his Encanto soundtrack. There’s no surprise considering how Miranda’s eight songs for the Encanto soundtrack all charted on the Billboard Hot 100 all year long. He even went on to stay put in the number-one spot for 15 weeks. 

It took Miranda over six years to bring these notes to fruition and share them with the world – but it was all worth it. 

Bad Bunny dominated Billboard’s recent list

Billboard posted the top 10 Latin songs that they considered to be the biggest hits of 2022. Though the list is Bad Bunny-heavy, Chencho Corleone, Karol G, Becky G, Rauw Alejandro, Farruko, and Bomba Estereo are also present. Were any of these songs on repeat for you this year? 

Arcangel sang ‘La Jumpa’ live for the first time


“La Jumpa,” which features Bad Bunny, has been trending since its release a few days ago. Excited to share his new project with fans, he joined Bad Bunny on stage during his concert in Monterrey, Mexico. The urban artists also performed other songs they’ve collaborated on before. 


Bad Bunny llevó de invitado a Arcangel a su concierto en la ciudad de Monterrey… #Mi2022EnSpotify #TuSeleccionIdeal #badbunny #conejomalo #monterrey #concierto #IntercambiosMiniso

♬ sonido original – Itzel Lucio

Arcangel also released his latest album a few days ago. The album was created in memory of his late brother, Justin.

Chris Christie’s niece was kicked out of a plane for profiling Latinos

Credit: Screenshot/ Instagram/ @ChrisChristieand

New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie, made the headlines over the weekend – and not due to any of his doing. It was because of his niece. His niece (25), whose name is Shannon Epstein, made a heavy allegation against a Latino family after boarding her flight from New Orleans to New Jersey on Thanksgiving Day. She said that the family was “drug mules.” According to official reports, she asked if they were “smuggling cocaine.” 

As Epstein continued to harass this Latino family, the airline staff asked her to leave the plane, and, to no one’s surprise, she refused to leave. 

The Times-Picayune reports that she became violent when the police tried to take her away – and injured some of them. As per the publication, deputies had to handcuff Epstein to a wheelchair. She tried to bite deputies as they escorted her out. 

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