Rolling Stone‘s Latin Hot List is back. Glee‘s bad girl, Naya Rivera, appears on the flip cover of our new issue paying tribute to Lou Reed (on stands Friday, November 8th) and tells us how after breaking out as the hottest cheerleader on the Fox hit, she’s setting her sights on the pop charts.
“It took a long time to figure out where I wanted to go musically,” she says of her almost-complete debut album, explaining that she insisted her label of three years, Columbia, release “Sorry” as a single this summer. “This is what I’m doing,” she recalls telling the label. “Get on or get off. I think this is a summer song, and I want it on the radio by the end of the summer.”
RS also profiles Bronx-bred international DJs the Martinez Brothers, novelist Daniel Alarcon, pop princess Becky G, master taco chef Danny Mena, 11-piece Brooklyn band Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra and Latin-rock star Draco Rosa. The special section also features an essential guide to the best Latin Music Festivals and a close-up look at the new wave of Latin TV, and grabs Gravity co-writer Jonás Cuaron’s favorite Latin directors.