The song Almost Like Praying is the #1 Trending Topic in America.
Pandora is honored to work with Grammy, Tony and Emmy-award winning artist, Lin-Manuel Miranda for the release of the song Almost Like Praying in support of the hurricane relief effort in Puerto Rico. Starting today, Pandora will feature Almost Like Praying on our Pop Latino station and donate streaming proceeds to The Hispanic Federation’s Unidos Disaster Relief Fund. The song Almost Like Praying features a star-studded line-up of musicians including (Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila Cabello, Pedro Capo, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, PJ Sin Suela, Tommy Torres, and Ana Villafañe), which was recorded and written in less than one week to bring attention to the humanitarian crisis on the U.S. island of Puerto Rico.
Pandora celebrates a long history of embracing Latin music including a recent program led by J Balvin and an upcoming concert headlined by reggaeton artist Nacho, which is free to the public. Pandora listeners make up the largest share of Latin music streaming in the United States, accounting for 41% of Hispanic customers which translates to 18 million monthly users. Latin music on Pandora is the #1 genre in terms of time spent listening to stations and make up 12% of all music streamed daily.
Partnering with Atlantic Records and Lin-Manuel Miranda to release Almost Like Praying is another way for Pandora to contribute to the continuation of the celebration of Latin music on the platform. To learn more about the Hispanic Federation’s Unidos Disaster Relief Fund, click here.