Karol G & Anuel AA’s “Secreto” Tops VEVO’s Top Latin Videos List for the First Half of 2019

It’s no secret… Karol G and Anuel AA are the hottest couple in Latin music… And, they have the online impressions to prove it.

VEVO has unveiled its Top Latin Videos of the year (so far) via a curated playlist, with the 28-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer and the 26-year-old Puerto Rican rapper taking the top spot.

Karol G & Anuel AA

The music video for Anuel AA and Karol G’s “Secreto,” which premiered on January 15, currently has more than 718,000 views. The clip highlights the couple’s journey, from traveling on a private jet together to spending the holidays with the family. 

“Secreto” is followed by RosaliaJ Balvin and El Guincho’s plane party in “Con Altura” with nearly 500,000 views.

Maluma, on the other hand, is featured three times on the list with “HP,” “11 PM,” and his collaboration in Becky G’s “La Respuesta.” 

“That playlist is for the top 10 most-viewed Latin videos of 2019 so far, based on videos January 1, 2019, to June 30, 2019,” a VEVO representative confirms to Billboard. 

Here’s the full list:

“Secreto” – Anuel AA, Karol G (718.1K + views)
“Con Altura” – Rosalia, J Balvin ft. El Guincho (458.5K + views)
“HP” – Maluma (440.8K + views)
“Un Año” – Sebastian Yatra, Reik (328.8K + views)
“Aullando” – Wisin & Yandel, Romeo Santos (290.6K + views)
“No Me Conoce Bien (Remix)” – Jhay Cortez, J Balvin, Bad Bunny (193.7K + views)
“11PM” – Maluma (144.1K + views)
“La Respuesta” – Becky, Maluma (135.7K + views)
“Simplemente Gracias” – Calibre 50 (52K + views)
“De Los Besos Que Te Di” – Christian Nodal (51.5K views)

Rebecca Delgado to Launch “The Alarmist” Podcast on Earios

Rebecca Delgadois about to ring the Alarm(ist)…

The Puerto Rican actress/writer will be part of the inaugural slate for female-focused podcast network Earios.

Rebecca Delgado

Delgado’s podcast is entitled The Alarmist. The Good Placeactress sits down with a guest to analyze and scrutinize history’s greatest disasters, from the sinking of the Titanic to the break-up of The Beatles, to find out what went wrong and who is to blame. 

Delgado’s podcast joins a roster that includes projects by Love creator Lesley ArfinMargaret Choand Glow’sKimmy Gatewood 

Earios was set up by former UTAand WME comedy agent Priyanka Mattoo, who also ran Electric Dynamitewith Jack BlackMaria Blasucciand Amanda Lund.

Last year, the company successfully raised money through a Kickstartercampaign and secured enough to launch 12 shows this year. It has also partnered with podcast company Acastto launch the slate, which will launch three shows at the start of July and will run new shows every couple of weeks.

It’s designed to produce female-fronted podcasts after Lund and Blasucci, who previously hosted their own independent shows, failed to find podcast companies run by women even though over 30% of shows are hosted or co-hosted by women and women make up half of podcast listeners.

Naya Rivera’s YouTube Drama Series “Step Up: High Water” Surges in Viewership

Naya Riverais stepping up her game on the internet…

YouTube and Lionsgate’s hit dance drama series Step Up: High Water, starring the 32-year-old part-Puerto Rican actress and former Glee star, has surged in viewership for its Season 2 premiere. 

Naya Rivera

The first episode of the sophomore season has drawn 11.5 million views in the seven days since its March 20 debut, according to YouTube. Compared with the first episode of Season 1, which drew 1.3 million viewers through seven days following its January 31, 2018 debut, the Season 2 premiere is up 884% over the first season.

Based on the successful film franchise from Lionsgate, Step Up: High Water follows several students at a cut-throat performing arts school in Atlanta. 

Series regulars Rivera, NE-YO, and Faizon Loveare back for Season 2, along with newcomers Ashley GreeneRobin Givensand Jeremy Copeland.

Multi-platinum recording artist and entrepreneur Rick Rossis set to guest star as himself. Todrick Hallwill also make a cameo playing himself. JaQuel Knightwill choreograph episode three as well as make a cameo playing himself.

Step Up: High Water is created and executive produced by showrunner Holly Sorensen (Recovery Road, Make It Or Break It).Adam ShankmanJennifer Gibgotand Meredith Milton, all producers of the original Step Up films, executive produced season one, along with Channing Tatumand Jenna Dewan, who both co-starred in the original Step Up film. All have returned to executive produce for the second season.

Marco Antonio Solis Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videos Chart

Marco Antonio Solis is making his mark on Facebook…

The 59-year-old Mexican singer/musician spends his first month at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videoschart, ranking at Nos. 1, 3 and 9 on the February 2019-dated ranking.

Marco Antonio Solis

The chart, the latest of which recaps February 2019 activity, is a monthly look at the widest-reaching and most-reacted-to videos posted by musicians on Facebook Live, as tracked by media analytics company Shareablee. Rankings are determined by a formula that blends reactions, comments, shares and first-seven-days views.

Solis, who has 11 No. 1s to his name on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart between 1995 and 2014, rules the latest tally with a clip of his February 27 set at the Vina del Mar Festival in Chile. 

It was the most-viewed video in its first seven days of any clip on the February 2019 ranking, earning 865,000 views, according to Shareablee, alongside 34,000 reactions, 9,000 comments and 9,000 shares.

Solis’ other two videos also took place at the festival, which occurred between February 25 and March 1 and also featured, in addition to Solis, sets from Wisin & YandelBackstreet BoysBecky G and more.

Here’s the full top 10 list:

10. Mumford & Sons

9. Marco Antonio Solis
8. Salman Khan
7. Don Omar
6. Don Omar
5. Lucero
4. Mana
3. Marco Antonio Solis
2. Don Omar
1. Marco Antonio Solis

Cardi B: Apple Music’s Most-Streamed Latina Artist of All Time

She hasn’t been in the music industry for long, but Cardi Bhas certainly made her mark…

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8), Apple Music has revealed its list of the most-streamed female artists of all time, with the 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation earning a spot in the Top 10.

Cardi B

Cardi B, the highest-ranking Latina on the list, comes in at No. 6, behind Ariana GrandeTaylor SwiftRihannaBeyoncéand Nicki Minaj.

Other Latinas making the list include Demi Lovato(No. 13), Selena Gomez(No. 14), Camila Cabello(No. 17) and Mariah Carey(No. 20). 

Meanwhile, the “I Like It” rapper tops the list of the Most Shazam’d Women of the Past Year, coming in ahead of Sia, Dua Lipa and Nicki Minaj.

Lovato comes in at No. 5 on the Shazam-related list, while Cabello comes in at No. 10. Gomez at No. 11 and Becky Gat No. 17.

“Apple Music will be highlighting visionary women in music around the world throughout the month of March with artist curated playlists and female-driven programming (100+ Apple Music playlists featuring 3000+ tracks spotlighting single and multiple female artists),” the company said in a press release.

Here are the complete lists:

Apple Music’s most-streamed female artists of all time:

1. Ariana Grande
2. Taylor Swift
3. Rihanna
4. Beyoncé
5. Nicki Minaj
6. Cardi B
7. Adele
8. Sia
9. Lady Gaga
10. Halsey
11. Lana Del Rey
12. SZA
13. Demi Lovato
14. Selena Gomez
15. Katy Perry
16. P!nk
17. Camila Cabello
18. Mariah Carey
19. Ella Mai
20. Billie Eilish

Most Shazam’d women of the past year:

1. Cardi B
2. Sia (including LSD)
3. Dua Lipa
4. Nicki Minaj
5. Demi Lovato
6. Halsey
7. Rihanna
8. Anne-Marie
9. Ariana Grande
10. Camila Cabello
11. Selena Gomez
12. Bebe Rexha
13. Beyoncé (including The Carters)
14. Lady Gaga
15. Jess Glynne
16. Rita Ora
17. Becky G
18. P!nk
19. Katy Perry
20. Taylor Swift 

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” Video Hits the Six Billion Mark on YouTube

Luis Fonsi continues to break records…

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican singer and Daddy Yankee’s smash “Despacito” has set a new record on YouTube, becoming the first video in the streaming platform’s history to reach six billion views.

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee

According to YouTube, the original video reached the new mark on February 24 after earning 1.9 billion more views than any other video. 

In addition, YouTube shared that at its peak, the video received 25.7 million views in a single day, and is still averaging 2.8 million views a day so far this year.

The video for “Despacito” was released in January 2017. It was the first video to hit the 3 billion views mark, and eventually, the 4th and 5th billion view.

Ozuna Surpasses Justin Bieber for Artist with Most 1-Billion-View YouTube Videos

It’s official… Ozuna’s the new YouTubeking…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican urban superstar  has reached a new milestone: He now holds the record for the artist with the most YouTube videos with more than 1 billion views as a lead artist, featured artist or collaborator.

Ozuna

Ozuna now has seven spots on the list thanks to “Taki Taki” joining the Billion Views Club, putting him ahead of Justin Bieber.

“Thanks to all the colleagues who believe in me and always count on me, we continue here I love them and blessings to all, they are part of my success,” Ozuna wrote on Instagramwhen “Taki Taki” reached the figure. “I love my fans a lot and thank you for never abandoning me.”

Here’s the list of Ozuna’s Billion Views Club entries (ranked by current views):

Natti Natasha, Ozuna – “Criminal” (1,739,001,918 views)
Casper, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna – “Te Bote” Remix (1,621,040,353 views)
Ozuna, Romeo Santos – “El Farsante” (1,196,357,949 views)
Chris Jeday – “Ahora Dice” ft. J. Balvin, Ozuna, Arcángel (1,144,569,238 views)
Wisin – “Escápate Conmigo” ft. Ozuna (1,107,487,612 views)
Ozuna – “Se Preparó” (1,047,588,838 views)
DJ Snake – Taki Taki ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B (1,019,441,056 views)

The Video for Cardi B’s DJ Snake Collaboration “Taki Taki” Hits One Billion Views on YouTube

Cardi Bhas a billion reasons to smile…

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation’s collaboration with DJ SnakeOzuna and Selena Gomez–“Taki Taki” – has just crossed a major threshold on YouTube.

Cardi B, DJ Snake, Ozuna, Selena Gomez

The fiery music video for the bilingual track, which has the fierce foursome dancing in a lava-drenched crater of a volcano, has racked up 1 billion views on the streaming platform. 

Cardi B and the gang managed the staggering feat in a mere 16 weeks.

Upon hearing the news, Cardi B chimed in with a “DOPE” via an Instagram Story.

“Taki Taki” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart dated October 13, 2018, where it went on to spend a whopping 13 weeks at the summit. 

It also topped the Dance/Electronic Songs chart, and currently sits at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Anitta Releases Two “Spotify Singles”

Anitta is making Spotify history…

The 25-year-old Brazilian singer-songwriter has become the first Brazilian artist to release “Spotify Singles,” releasing two songs that were recorded at Spotify’s studios in New York City.

Anitta

One of the tracks is an acoustic version of her recent single “Veneno,” the other is a sensual, fierce cover of Ariana Grande’s chart-topping track “Thank U, Next.”

“I loved the invitation,” Anitta wrote on Instagram. “Go check it out, people. I have not stopped listening since I recorded it.” 

In addition to her Spotify session, an Anitta collaboration with Brazilian artist MC Kevinhois on the way, according to Billboard.

The single, according to Warner Music Latin, is an all-Portuguese funk/pop track called “Terremoto.” 

The upcoming music video, directed by João Papa, who also directed the three music videos for her SOLO EP, is a remake of Sean Paul’s “I’m Still in Love.”

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” Breaks Spotify’s Single-Day Streams Record

It’s an extra memorable Christmas for Mariah Carey…

The 48-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer’s holiday hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has broken the Spotifyrecord for the most streams in a single day.

Mariah Carey

Carey’s insta-classic logged more than 10.8 million streams on December 24, according to the streaming site’s official numbers. 10,819,009 listens to be exact.

The previous record was held by XXXTentacion’s “SAD!” with 10.4 million streams on June 19, 2018.

In the United States, the song had 1.3 million plays, while it registered 1.2 million listens in the United Kingdom.

Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” was released back in 1994.