Bad Bunny Wins First-Ever American Music Award Prizes of His Career

Bad Bunny is celebrating a big night…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton superstar took home two trophies at this year’s American Music Awards, the most of any Latinx artist.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny, who picked up the first-ever AMAs of his career, beat himself in the Favorite Album – Latin category. His second studio album YHLQMDLG, which became the highest-charting all-Spanish album ever on the Billboard 200 at number two when it debuted in February, won against his own Las que no iban a salir, the surprise follow-up album he released two months later. He also beat out Anuel AA’s Emmanuel for the coveted trophy.

Bad Bunny, who had to cancel his scheduled performance on the show due to testing positive for COVID-19, also won in the Favorite Male Artist – Latin category.

Becky G picked up her first AMAs trophy…

The 23-year-old Mexican American bilingual singer/rapper took home the award for Favorite Female Artist- Latin.

Becky G gave a heartwarming acceptance speech that celebrated her Mexican and immigrant heritage. She told fans she “proudly waves both flags Mexican and American.” She went on to dedicate the award to immigrant parents, students, and her abuelitos.

Karol G took home her first-ever American Music Awards prize – in the Favorite Song – Latin category – for her chart-topping “Tusa” single, featuring Nicki Minaj; while Cardi B won in the Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop category for her Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion.

Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, this in-person ceremony aired on ABC and was wildly socially distanced with cardboard cutouts of Beyonce, Jay Z, Dolly Parton and others in the orchestra section of the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, select masked fans who were tested for COVID and socially distanced were in the balcony of the theater to provide live energy to performers that included Jennifer Lopez, Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Darius Rucker, BTS as well as the unexpected duet of The Weeknd and Kenny G.

Here’s the full list of winners:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Doja Cat

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Taylor Swift, “Cardigan”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Justin Bieber

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
BTS

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Harry Styles, “Fine Line”

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kane Brown

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST- COUNTRY
Maren Morris

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
Dan + Shay

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Blake Shelton, “Fully Loaded: God’s Country”

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Juice WRLD

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Roddy Ricch, “Please Forgive Me For Being Anti Social”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Doja Cat

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
The Weeknd, “After Hours”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
The Weeknd, “Heartless”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – LATIN
Bad Bunny

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST- LATIN
Becky G

FAVORITE ALBUM – LATIN
Bad Bunny, “YHLQMDLG”

FAVORITE SONG – LATIN
Karol G & Nicki Minaj, “Tusa”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Jonas Brothers

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Lady Gaga

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
“Birds of Prey: The Album”

Natalia LaFourcade Among the Top Winners at This Year’s Latin Grammys

Natalia LaFourcade has her hands full…

The 36-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter proved to be one of the night’s big winners at the Latin Grammys awards show, taking home three prizes, including one of the top awards.

Natalia Lafourcade

LaFourcade, a Grammy and Latin Grammy darling, was nevertheless a surprise winner in the Album of the Year category with her Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1, a collection of songs dedicated to Mexico and arranged in traditional style.

LaFourcade also won best regional song for “Mi Religión” and best alternative song for “En Cantos,” alongside Ile and co-written with Ismael Cancel.

LaFourcade now raises her total of Latin Grammy wins to 14 after winning in every category she was nominated this year.

But she wasn’t the only top winner of the night…

Rosalía also took home three awards.

The 27-year-old Spanish singer won those awards due to two collaborations. “Yo x Ti Tu x Mi,” with Puerto Rican star Ozuna, won best urban fusion performance and best urban song, leading also to two Latin Grammy wins for Ozuna and one for Rosalía’s collaborator, El Guincho. And “TKN,” her collaboration with Travis Scott, won best short form video (directed by Nicolás Méndez, aka CANADA). She’s now an 8-time Latin Grammy winner.

Carlos Vives also claimed three awards.

The 59-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter’s “Canción para Rubén,” alongside Ruben Blades, won best tropical song while his album Cumbiana won best contemporary/tropical fusion album and the documentary El Mundo Perdido de Cumbiana won best long form video.

J Balvin, the top nominee of the evening, won the very competitive best urban album category for Colores, while Bad Bunny’s provocative “Yo Perreo Sola” won best reggaeton performance. The new category was one of the nods the Latin Recording Academy made this year toward appeasing a contingent of urban artists who felt neglected by the Latin Grammys.

The coveted record of the year award went to Alejandro Sanz’s “Contigo,” while song of the year went to Residente for his biographical beauty “René.”

In a surprise win, Mike Bahía took home the best new artist award, beating out some heavy competition, including Anuel AA, Nicky Nicole, Rauw Alejandro and Nathy Peluso.

“No, I didn’t expect this award,” he said backstage. “I’ve had beautiful career moments where awards, let’s say, haven’t really been with me. I didn’t think this would be the exception. But things happen for a reason, and I want to thank my colleagues for validating my work.”

Here’s the full winners list:

GENERAL FIELD:

Record Of The Year: “Contigo” — Alejandro Sanz
Album Of The Year: Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1 — Natalia Lafourcade
Song Of The Year: “René” — Residente, songwriter (Residente)
Best New Artist:
Mike Bahía
Best Pop Vocal Album
: Pausa — Ricky Martin
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Compadres – Andrés Cepeda & Fonseca
Best Pop Song: “TuTu” – Camilo, Jon Leone & Richi López, songwriters (Camilo & Pedro Capó)
Best Urban Fusion/Performance: “Yo x Ti Tu x Mi” – Rosalía & Ozuna
Best Reggaeton Performance: “Yo Perreo Sola” — Bad Bunny
Best Urban Music Album:
Colores – J Balvin
Best Rap/Hip Hop Song:
“Antes Que El Mundo Se Acabe” – Residente, songwriter (Residente)
Best Urban Song: “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” – Pablo Diaz-Reixa “El Guincho”, Ozuna & Rosalía, songwriters (Rosalía & Ozuna)
Best Rock Album: “Dónde Jugarán Lxs Niñxs? – Molotov
Best Rock Song: “Biutiful” – Mon Laferte, songwriter (Mon Laferte)
Best Pop/Rock Album:
La Conquista del Espacio – Fito Paez
Best Pop/Rock Song: “La Canción de las Bestias” – Fito Páez, songwriter (Fito Páez)
Best Alternative Music Album: Sobrevolando – Cultura Profética
Best Alternative Song: “En Cantos” – Ismael Cancel, Ile & Natalia Lafourcade, songwriters (Ile & Natalia Lafourcade)
Best Salsa Album: 40 – Grupo Niche
Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album: Sigo Cantando Al Amor (Deluxe) – Jorge Celedón & Sergio Luis Rodríguez
Best Merengue/Bachata Album: Ahora – Eddy Herrera &
Larimar – Daniel Santacruz (Tie)
Best Traditional Tropical Album: Ícono – Orquesta Aragón
Best Contemporary/Tropical Fusion Album: Cumbiana — Carlos Vives
Best Tropical Song: “Canción Para Rubén” – Rubén Blades & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives & Rubén Blades)
Best Singer-Songwriter Album:
Mesa Para Dos – Kany García
Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album: Hecho en México — Alejandro Fernández Best Banda Album: Playlist – Chiquis
Best Tejano Album: Live In México – La Mafia
Best Norteño Album
: Los Tigres del Norte At Folsom Prison – Los Tigres del Norte
Best Regional Song: “Mi Religión” – Natalia Lafourcade, songwriter (Natalia Lafourcade)
Best Instrumental Album: Terra – Daniel Minimalia
Best Folk Album: A Capella – Susana Baca
Best Tango Album: Fuelle y Cuerda – Gustavo Casenave
Best Flamenco Album: Flamenco Son Fronteras – Antonio Rey
Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album:
Puertos: Music from International Waters – Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra
Best Christian Album (Spanish Language): Soldados – Alex Campos
Best Portuguese Language Christian Album: Reino – Aline Barros
Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album: Apká! – Céu —
Best Portuguese Language Rock or Alternative Album: Amarelo – Emicida Best Samba/Pagode Album: Samba Jazz De Raiz, Claudio Jorge 70 – Cláudio Jorge
Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album: Belo Horizonte – Toninho Horta & Orquestra Fantasma
Best Sertaneja Music Album: Origens [Ao Vivo Em Sete Lagoas, Brazil / 2019] – Paula Fernandes
Best Portuguese Language Roots Album: Veia Nordestina – Mariana Aydar — Best Portuguese Language Song: “Abricó-De-Macaco” — Francisco Bosco & João Bosco, songwriters (João Bosco)
Best Latin Children’s Album: Canta y Juega – Tina Kids
Best Classical Album: Eternal Gratitude – Paulina Leisring & Domingo Pagliuca; Samuel Pilafian, album producer
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
: “Sacre” – Carlos Fernando López & José Valentino, composers (Carlos Fernando López)
Best Arrangement: “La Flor de la Canela” – Lorenzo Ferrero, arranger (Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra)
Best Recording Package: Soy Puro Teatro – Homenaje a La Lupe – Pedro Fajardo, art director (Mariaca Semprún)
Best Engineered Album: 3:33 – Daniel Bitrán Arizpe, Daniel Dávila, Justin Moshkevich, George Noriega, Erick Roman, Paul Rubinstein & JC Vertti, engineers; Miles Comaskey, Najeeb Jones & Tony Maserati, mixers; Dale Becker, mastering engineer (Debi Nova)
Producer of the Year: Andrés Torres, Mauricio Rengifo
Best Short Form Music Video: “TKN” – Rosalía & Travis Scott / Nicolás Méndez aka CANADA, video director; Oscar Romagosa & Laura Serra Estorch, video producers
Best Long Form Music Video:
El Mundo Perdido de Cumbiana – Carlos Vives / Carlos Felipe Montoya, video director; Isabel Cristina Vásquez, video producer

Cardi B Named Billboard’s “Woman of the Year”

Cardi B is WAP-ping up the year with a bang…

The 28-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar has been named the 2020 Woman of the Year by Billboard.

Cardi B

Cardi B, who continues to thrive with her Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper “WAP,” a brand-new already-sold-out Reebok collection and her political activism, will be presented the award during Billboard‘s Women in Music event on December 10.

The 15th annual event will go virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and will stream live here starting at 8:00 pm ET. The ceremony will be hosted by Teyana Taylor.

Jennifer Lopez will be honored with this year’s prestigious Icon Award for her impact on the music industry and the greater artistic community, joining previous recipients Alanis MorissetteCyndi LauperMary J. BligeShania Twain and Aretha Franklin.

Following the success of her sophomore album, Future NostalgiaDua Lipa will receive the Powerhouse Award, given to an act whose music dominated streaming, sales and radio this year.

Dolly Parton is 2020’s Hitmaker Award recipient. The honor recognizes a songwriter whose compositions have significantly impacted culture.

Chloe x Halle will receive the Rising Star Award, and Jessie Reyez will be honored with the American Express Impact Award.

Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas, the trailblazing minds behind #TheShowMustBePaused movement following the murder of George Floyd, will be honored with the 2020 Executive of the Year Award.

Karol G: The Top Female Winner at This Year’s MTV European Music Awards

Karol G is celebrating a big run at the 2020 MTV European Music Awards.

The 29-year-old Colombian singer picked up two awards at the MTV EMAs, the most of any female artist for the night, and the first of her career.

Karol G

Karol G won in the Best Collaboration category for “Tusa,” her chart-topping predominantly Spanish single, featuring Nicki Minaj.

It’s the second consecutive year the winner in the Best Collaboration category is a Spanish track. Last year’s winner: Rosalia and J Balvin’s “Con Altura,”featuring El Guincho.

Karol G also took home the inaugural Best Latin award. She was the only female nominated in the category, beating out Maluma, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Ozuna and her boyfriend Anuel AA.

Cardi B took home the award for Best Hip Hop.

The 28-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar is only the second female artist to win in that category, following Minaj, a five-time winner in the category.

Here’s a look at all of the MTV EMA winners.

Best Video: DJ Khaled feat. Drake — “Popstar”
Best Artist: Lady Gaga
Best Song:
BTS — “Dynamite”
Best Collaboration: Karol G feat. Nicki Minaj — “Tusa”
Best Pop: Little Mix
Best Group: BTS
Best New: Doja Cat
Biggest Fans
: BTS
Best Latin
: Karol G
Best Rock
: Coldplay
Best Hip Hop: Cardi B
Best Electronic: David Guetta
Best Alternative
: Hayley Williams
Video for Good
: H.E.R. — “I Can’t Breathe”
Best Push
: YUNGBLUD
Best Virtual Live: BTS BANG BANG CON — The Live

Luiza Brasil to Receive Generation Change Award at This Year’s MTV EMAs

Luiza Brasil is a change agent…

MTV International is honoring five “fearless women” with the 2020 MTV EMA Generation Change Award, including the Brazilian activist, for their work fighting for racial and social justice around the world.

Luiza Brasil

Brasil is a racial activist, journalist and founder of Mequetrefismos, a platform that advocates for racial representation and elevates Black people’s work in creative fields like fashion, music, and art.

Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock will present the awards during the “pre-game show” leading up to the 2020 MTV EMAs on November 8.

In addition to amplifying their stories on-air and on the brand’s social and digital platforms in nearly 180 countries, ViacomCBS and MTV International will make a monetary donation to each honoree’s organization.

The 2020 MTV EMA Generation Change Award winners are:

Luiza Brasil – Brazil – Brasil is a racial activist, journalist and founder of Mequetrefismos, a platform that advocates for racial representation and elevates Black people’s work in such creative fields as fashion, music, and art.

Kiki Mordi – Nigeria – Mordi is an investigative journalist, documentary filmmaker and advocate for gender equality. She is a prominent voice in the protests to end police brutality and stop Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS) in Nigeria. Mordi fights for women’s and children rights in her BBC documentary Sex For Grades.

Temi Mwale – U.K. – Mwale is a racial justice campaigner and founder of The 4Front Project, a member-led youth organization. Her work focuses on fighting against institutional racism and systemic violence by supporting those most harmed by violence and the criminal justice system.

Catherhea Potjanaporn – Malaysia – Potjanaporn is a portrait photographer who captures diverse faces and bodies, to draw attention to underrepresented communities and to challenge conventional beauty standards. Much of her work focuses on elevating women of color.

Raquel Willis – U.S. – Willis is a Black, transgender activist, writer, media strategist and founder of Black Trans Circles, a project of the Transgender Law Center (TLC). She was also a leading figure in recent New York City-based Black Trans Lives Matter protests and rallies.

Alfonso G. Aguilar Wins Public Choice Award for “Klaus” at World Soundtrack Awards

Alfonso G. Aguilar is the people’s choice…

The 20th annual World Soundtrack Awards have been doled out, with the 35-year-old Spanish film score composer taking home a trophy.

Alfonso G. Aguilar

Aguilar won the Public Choice Award for composing the music to Netflix’s animated holiday film Klaus, which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.

Here’s the complete list of winners for the 20th annual World Soundtrack Awards:

Film Composer of the Year: Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
TV Composer of the Year: Nicholas Britell, Succession (season 2)
Best Original Song: “Stand Up” from Harriet, Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo
Discovery of the Year: Bryce Dessner, The Two Popes
Best Original Score for a Belgian Production: Torpedo by Hannes De Maeyer
SABAM Award for Best Original Composition by a Young Composer: Ana Kasrashvili
Public Choice Award: Klaus by Alfonso G. Aguilar
Lifetime Achievement Award: Gabriel Yared

Bad Bunny Takes Home Two Billboard Music Awards

Bad Bunny’s celebrating two big honors…

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards have been announced, with the Puerto Rican singer, rapper and songwriter taking home two awards.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny was named this year’s Top Latin Artist, the first win in the category of his career.

The “Yo Perreo Sola” singer also took home the Top Latin Album award for Oasis, his hit collaboration with J Balvin.

Bad Bunny had previously won two Billboard Music Awards.

Cardi B picked up the Top Rap Female Artist, the third straight win in a row in the category for the 28-year-old rap superstar.

Camila Cabello won the Top Collaboration award for “Señorita,” her chart-topping collab with Shawn Mendes.

Daddy Yankee took home the Top Latin Song prize for his hit single “Con Calma,” featuring Snow.

Here’s a look at the night’s big winners below:

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist: Post Malone
Top New Artist:
Billie Eilish
Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan Voted):
Harry Styles
Top Male Artist: Post Malone
Top Female Artist: Billie Eilish
Top Duo/Group:
Jonas Brothers
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Post Malone
Top Hot 100 Artist: Post Malone 
Top Streaming Songs Artist: Post Malone
Top Song Sales Artist:
Lizzo
Top Radio Songs Artist: Jonas Brothers
Top Social Artist (Fan Voted):
BTS
Top Touring Artist:
P!nk
Top R&B Artist:
Khalid
Top R&B Male Artist: Khalid
Top R&B Female Artist: Summer Walker
Top R&B Tour: Khalid
Top Rap Artist: Post Malone
Top Rap Male Artist:
Post Malone
Top Rap Female Artist: Cardi B
Top Rap Tour: Post Malone
Top Country Artist:
Luke Combs
Top Country Male Artist:
Luke Combs
Top Country Female Artist: Maren Morris
Top Country Duo/Group:
Dan + Shay
Top Country Tour: George Strait 
Top Rock Artist: Panic! At The Disco
Top Rock Tour:
Elton John
Top Latin Artist:
Bad Bunny
Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle
Top Gospel Artist:
Kanye West 

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album: Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
Top Soundtrack: “Frozen II”
Top R&B Album:
Khalid “Free Spirit”
Top Rap Album: Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
Top Country Album:
Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get”
Top Rock Album: Tool “Fear Inoculum”
Top Latin Album:
J Balvin & Bad Bunny “Oasis”
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Marshmello “Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set”
Top Christian Album: Kanye West “Jesus is King
Top Gospel Album: Kanye West “Jesus is King”

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Top Streaming Song:
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Top Selling Song:
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Top Radio Song:
Jonas Brothers “Sucker”
Top Collaboration (Fan Voted):
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”
Top R&B Song: Khalid “Talk”
Top Rap Song:
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Top Country Song: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”
Top Rock Song:
Panic! At The Disco “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Top Latin Song:
Daddy Yankee ft. Snow “Con Calma”
Top Dance/Electronic Song:
Ellie Goulding x Diplo ft. Swae Lee “Close To Me”
Top Christian Song: For King & Country “God Only Knows”
Top Gospel Song: Kanye West “Follow God”

 

Nicky Jam Named SESAC Latina’s Songwriter of the Year

Nicky Jam is this year’s lyrical legend…

SESAC Latina has revealed its 2020 honorees via a virtual SESAC Latina Music Awards, with the 39-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer-songwriter taking home the top honors.

Nicky Jam

Nicky Jam was named this year’s Songwriter of the Year at the awards ceremony, which celebrates the successes of SESAC Latin’s songwriters and publishers.

Nicky Jam also nabs the song of the year recognition for “Otro Trago (Remix),” recorded by SechOzunaAnuel AADarell and Nicky Jam and penned by him and Juan Diego Medina. SONY/ATV was named publisher of the year.

“We are thrilled to celebrate SESAC Latina’s esteemed affiliate family once again, albeit in a new way,” said Sam Kling, senior vice president of creative operations, SESAC Rights Management in an official statement. “Their incredible talent and endless energy for the art of songwriting is needed now more than ever. We are proud to honor our songwriters who have carried our spirits during these very difficult times. We look forward to celebrating many more of their successes in the future… hopefully in person.”

Celeste Zendejas, associate vice president of SESAC Latina, says that although this year has been like no other, she’s thrilled to see Latin music expand further globally and into the mainstream. “I could not be more pleased to celebrate our affiliates and their many accomplisments,” she adds.

Here’s the complete winners list:

Songwriter of the Year: Nicky Jam
Publisher of the Year: SONY/ATV
Song of the Year: “Otro Trago (Remix)”
Recorded by: Sech, Ozuna, Anuel AA, Darell & Nicky Jam
Written by: Nicky Jam, Juan Diego Medina
Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Sounds LLC

SESAC Latina Radio Performance Awards:

“Un Año”
Written by: Gilberto “Bibi” Marín, Jesús Navarro
Published by: Multisongs
Recorded by: Sebastián Yatra & Reik

“De Los Besos Que Te Di”
Written by: Christian Nodal, Gussy Lau
Published by: Editora Jago, Multisongs
Recorded by: Christian Nodal

“Te Robare”
Written by: Juan Diego Medina, Nicky Jam, Joel-Johnatan Ballesteros
Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC
Recorded by: Nicky Jam x Ozuna

“¿Por Qué Cambiaste de Opinión?”
Written by: Edén Muñoz
Published by: Dulce María Music LLC
Recorded by: Calibre 50

“Sola”
Written by: Juan Diego Medina, Julián Turizo, Manuel Turizo
Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC
Recorded by: Manuel Turizo

“Con Todo Incluido”
Written by: Edén Muñoz
Published by: Dulce María Music LLC, Anval Publishing
Recorded by: La Adictiva Banda San José de Mesillas

“Date La Vuelta”
Written by: Juan Diego Medina, Nicky Jam
Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC
Recorded by: Luis Fonsi, Sebastián Yatra & Nicky Jam

“Nada Nuevo”
Written by: Christian Nodal
Published by: Editora Jago, Multisongs
Recorded by: Christian Nodal

“Esclavo de tus Besos”
Written by: Juan Diego Medina, Julián Turizo, Manuel Turizo, Zenzei
Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC
Recorded by: Manuel Turizo x Ozuna

“Perfecta”
Written by: Martín Castro
Published by: Alvani Music Publishing, Editorial LGA
Recorded by: Banda Los Recoditos

“Dile La Verdad”
Written by: Juan Diego Medina, Julián Turizo, Manuel Turizo
Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC
Recorded by: Jowell & Randy x Manuel Turizo

“Simplemente Gracias”
Written by: Edén Muñoz
Published by: Dulce María Music LLC
Recorded by: Calibre 50

“Que Le Dé”
Written by: Juan Diego Medina, Nicky Jam
Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC
Recorded by: Rauw Alejandro x Nicky Jam

“Gracias Por Tu Amor”
Written by: Raúl Salas
Published by: Alvani Music Publishing, Editorial LGA
Recorded by: Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga feat. David Bisbal

“Si Se Da”
Written by: Orlando Jovani Cepeda
Published by: Melodías de Oro Music Publishing
Recorded by: Myke Towers x Farruko

“Nos Volvimos a Buscar”
Written by: Luciano Luna
Published by: Editora de Ideas, Sheridan Luna, Gaxiola Publishing
Recorded by: La Séptima Banda

“Dejalo”
Written by: Juan Diego Medina, Julián Turizo, Manuel Turizo, Erasmo Huerta
Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC, Wasmo Music
Recorded by: Nacho + Manuel Turizo

“Por Mi No Te Detengas”
Written by: Karenia Cervantes
Published by: LZ Music
Recorded by: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

“Pega Pega”
Written by: Joey Montana
Published by: Flow Con Clase Publishing, EMI Foray Music
Recorded by: Tito “El Bambino”

“Olvidarte, Como?”
Written by: Edén Muñoz
Published by: Dulce María Music LLC
Recorded by: Banda Carnaval

“Atrevete”
Written by: Juan Diego Medina, Nicky Jam
Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC
Recorded by: Nicky Jam x Sech

“Las Enseñanzas”
Written by: Danilo Avilez
Published by: Del New Music
Recorded by: Ulices Chaidez

“Tu Vida en la Mia”
Written by: Erika Ender
Published by: Excelender Songs, SONY/ATV Rhythm
Recorded by: Marc Anthony

“Vas a Estar Bien”
Written by: Edén Muñoz
Published by: Dulce María Music LLC
Recorded by: Banda Carnaval

“En Cero”
Written by: Juan Diego Medina, Julián Turizo, Manuel Turizo, Antonio Rayo Gibo
Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC, EMI Foray Music, Rayito Musik-Os
Recorded by: Yandel x Sebastián Yatra x Manuel Turizo

“El Circo”
Written by: Eduardo Gurrola
Published by: Music of Afinarte
Recorded by: El Fantasma

“Que Calor”
Written by: Wissem Larfaoui
Published by: Universal Música Latina
Recorded by: Major Lazer feat. J Balvin &; El Alfa

“Cedí”
Written by: Víctor Vicente Pérez
Published by: Multisongs, FERCA Songs
Recorded by: La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho

“Punto G”
Written by: Antonio Rayo Gibo
Published by: EMI Foray Music, Rayito Musik-Os
Recorded by: Karol G

“Me Hiciste un Borracho”
Written by: César Valdivia, Alex Hernández
Published by: La Trakalosa de Monterrey Inc., Trébol Musical Corp.
Recorded by: Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey

“Desconocidos”
Written by: Juan Diego Medina, Julián Turizo, Manuel Turizo
Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC
Recorded by: Mau & Ricky + Manuel Turizo + Camilo

“Rosa de Castilla”
Written by: José Luis García
Published by: Música Garmex International
Recorded by: Los Huracanes del Norte

“Aleluya”
Written by: Gilberto “Bibi” Marín, Jesús Navarro, Juan Diego Medina, Julián Turizo, Manuel Turizo
Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC, Multisongs
Recorded by: Reik & Manuel Turizo

“Chalito”
Written by: Edén Muñoz
Published by: Dulce María Music LLC
Recorded by: Calibre 50

“Dollar”
Written by: Orlando Jovani Cepeda
Published by: Melodías de Oro Music Publishing
Recorded by: Becky G x Myke Towers

“No He Logrado Aprender”
Written by: Juan Diego Sandoval, Fernando Camacho
Published by: FERCA Songs, Multisongs
Recorded by: La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho

“Indeciso”
Written by: Felipe Abad, Germán Molano, Gilberto “Bibi” Marín, Jesús Navarro
Published by: Multisongs, Universal Música Latina
Recorded by: Reik x J Balvin x Lalo Ebratt

“Quitate la Careta”
Written by: Néstor Meneses, Carlos Castellanos
Published by: Alvani Music Publishing
Recorded by: Voz de Mando

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” Named Billboard Latin Song of the Decade

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee have the song of the decade…

Telemundo and Billboard have announced that the 42-year-old Puerto Rican singer and the 43-year-old Puerto Rican rapper will receive the Billboard Latin Song of the Decade award for their 2017 hit “Despacito” at the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee

Fonsi and Daddy Yankee are also confirmed to perform at the awards ceremony, which is set to take place on Wednesday, October 21 live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

On the Billboard charts, “Despacito” topped the Hot Latin Songs chart for a record 56 (non-consecutive) weeks, spending the most weeks at No. 1 for any title since the chart’s inception in 1986. The song’s success also set the chart-topping longevity mark on Hot Latin Songs when it spent its 42nd week at the top on the February 17, 2018-dated tally, surpassing the 41-week reign of Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Bueno, and Gente de Zona’s “Bailando” in 2014-15.

In addition, “Despacito” made history at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 2017, tying the then all-time mark for weeks at No. 1 (16) set by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” in 1996.

The 2020 BLMAs, led by top finalists Bad Bunny and Ozuna, is the only awards show to honor the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music, the awards are determined by the actual sales, streaming radio airplay, and social data that informs Billboard’s weekly charts during a one-year period from the rankings dated February 2, 2019, through this year’s January 25 charts.

The event coincides with Billboard’s Latin Music Week 30th anniversary, a three-day virtual experience dedicated to Latin music, culture, and entertainment. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the event will take place October 20-23 and will feature intimate artist conversations, industry panels, exclusive performances, and more.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards 2020 will broadcast live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. on October 21 via Telemundo.

Romeo Santos’ “Formula: Vol. 2” to Receive Billboard Top Latin Album of the Decade Award at Billboard Latin Music Awards

Romeo Santos has proven to have the winning Formula

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer, known as “the King of Bachata,” will be honored with the Billboard Top Latin Album of the Decade Award at the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards, taking place on October 21.

Romeo Santos

Announced by Telemundo and Billboard, Santos will be honored with the award thanks to his chart-topping album Formula: Vol. 2.

Santos — who is up for six awards this year, including artist of the year and streaming song of the year — achieved the No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums Decade-End chart with his album Formula: Vol. 2, which also scored Santos his third No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart, ruling for 11 weeks starting March 15, 2014.

Additionally, Formula: Vol. 2 achieved the record for the album with the most weeks on the Top Latin Albums chart with a total of 288 weeks and counting. It also holds the record for the album with the most weeks in the top 10, with a total of 168. On the Billboard 200 chart, the album earned Santos his highest debut at No. 5.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards will kick off at 7:00 pm ET with a red carpet preshow followed by the three-hour awards show, featuring live performances by today’s top Latin artists to honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music.