DannyLux Helps Street Vendor Retire & More Uplifting Moments in Latin Music 

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

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DannyLux Helps Street Vendor Retire 

Mexican American artist DannyLux delivered a random act of kindness on Valentine’s Day. The sierreño singer teamed up with creator Jesús Morales to participate in one of Morales’ street vendor buyout campaigns. The pair met Pilar, an 80-year-old street vendor who sells fruit and “aspires to return to her family in Mexico to retire,” according to a press release. The special moment, when Danny and Morales give the woman $1,000 for the day so she can go home and rest, went viral on Instagram and TikTok amassing more than 2.5 million views. After starting a GoFundMe to help Pilar retire, the account has now raised more than $70,000 towards the cause.  

Karol G Spreads Joy at Children’s Hospital in Mexico City

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Karol G’s Con Cora Foundation visited the Dr. Eduardo Liceaga General Hospital and the National Network of Shelters in Mexico City as part of the “Con Cora Tour Latam,” a tour that began last year in Colombia with a mission to bring joy, entertainment, and support to vulnerable populations, accoding to a press release.  

“After the impact of the ‘Con Cora Tour’ last year, we are proud to be able to bring the joy of this tour to vulnerable communities internationally,” said Valentina Bueno, general director of the Con Cora Foundation. “Always driven by the social mission of our founder, we will continue our hard work of seeking and creating women’s empowerment projects regardless of borders.” 

During the two visits, Karol G was able to share with women, patients, and their families, delivering an inspiring message of empowerment and resilience.  

Nodal and Cazzu Share New Photos of Their Baby 

Christian Nodal and Cazzu shared adorable new photos of their baby, who was born in September. The couple first announced the birth of their baby girl with a sweet photo of Nodal and Cazzu holding their baby’s tiny hand and captioned it with the date “14.09.23.” Cazzu revealed she was pregnant in April during a concert at the Movistar Arena in Buenos Aires. 

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Prudential Center Donates to Maestro Cares 

Before Marc Anthony performed at Prudential Center in New Jersey as part of his Historia Tour on Feb. 10, Prudential Center executives Sean Saade and Matt Saril presented the salsa singer with a check for $25,000 to his Maestro Cares Foundation.  

Since 2014, Prudential Center has donated over $400,000 to the Maestro Cares Foundation, according to a press release, as part of their community-focused commitment to the social programs that are important to the artists that regularly play at the venue. 

The Maestro Cares Foundation is a non-profit organization that has built orphanages in various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Jay Wheeler’s Valentine’s Day Special 

Jay Wheeler performed a two-night concert special, P.S. Para Siempre, at the Coliseo in Puerto Rico. The concert series, which took place Feb. 14-15, was a celebratory Valentine’s gift to his fans, his beloved Puerto Rico and his wife Zhamira Zambrano.  

Across the three-hour set, Wheeler performed on a heart-shaped stage and visuals playing of him and his wife, with whom he performed three tracks. The urbano star also brought out other surprise guests including Angel Lopez, Bryatiago and Noreh, among others.  

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