Jessie Reyez to Perform at This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards,

Jessie Reyez is celebrating her Latin roots…

The 29-year-old Colombian-Canadian singer and Grammy nominee will perform at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, which are less than a month away.

Jessie Reyez

 

Reyez joins a roster of newly confirmed A-list artists set to perform at the Billboard awards show.

Reyez joins a roster of new additions to the lineup that includes Anuel AA, Banda MS, Carlos Vives, Chesca, Daddy Yankee, Kendo Kaponi, Luis Fonsi, Manuel Turizo, Pablo Alborán, Paulina Rubio, Pitbull, Rauw Alejandro, Raymix, Reik, and Yandel.

They join the previously announced performers Armando Manzanero, Black Eyed Peas, Farruko, Gente de Zona, Gerardo Ortiz, Jesse & Joy, Maluma, Myke Towers, Ozuna, Sech, and Wisin.

The 2020 BLMAs, led by top finalists Bad Bunny and Ozuna, are 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 is coinciding with Billboard’s Latin Music Week 30th anniversary, a three-day virtual experience dedicated to Latin music, culture, and entertainment, The Billboard Latin Music Awards 2020 will broadcast live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on October 21 via Telemundo.

For more information and to RSVP for Latin Music Week, visit BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.

Banda MS Releases New Album “El Trabajo Es La Suerte”

Banda MS is feeling lucky

The Mexican band, whose full name is Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga, has released their new 18-track album El Trabajo Es La Suerte.

Banda-MS

It’s the band’s first album since Con Todas Las Fuerzas, which was released two years ago.

Staying true to their ranchera-tinged ballads and their showstopper bandasound, Banda MS recruited songwriters like Eden Muñoz, Espinoza Paz, Omar Tarazon, Joss Favela and Jhonny Zazueta to pen songs for the well-rounded album.

During aninterview with Billboard in May, Banda MS’ lead singers Alan Ramírez and Oswaldo Silvas shared details about the album.

“We had 10 songs for the album and we thought, ok, these are enough,” Ramírez said. “But then we started getting other songs and had like 20 in total and so we had to start selecting which ones we really wanted on there, the best ones and the ones we like the most.”

Banda MS Kicking Off Series of Private Virtual Concerts This Friday

Banda MS is going virtual…

The Mexican band is set to launch a series of private virtual concerts on Friday, July 31, hosting its first-ever streaming concert since the COVID-19 shutdown.

Banda-MS

In partnership with Cerveza Sol and Los Angeles’ radio station Que Buena, Band MS will perform live from Lizos Music, headquarters in Mazatlán, on July 31 it what the band promises will be the “first of many” private concerts the group will offer virtually in the next few months, according to a press release.

“Banda MS wants to offer fans entertainment while they spend time with their families at home. That’s the objective of the stream,” the regional Mexican band said in a press release. 

The July 31 virtual concert will be available to only 1,000 fans who will be selected at random after entering a drawing on the concert’s official website.

While this is the band’s first streaming concert after the coronavirus pandemic shut down the concert industry mid-March, Banda MS has been active on social media doing live Q&As, including one with Billboard, to discusstheir Snoop Dogg-assisted track “Qué Maldición” released in May and their forthcoming album slated to drop later this year.

J Balvin Leads Premios Juventud Nominees with 12

J Balvin is the Juventud’s darling…

Univision has announced the 2020 Premios Juventud nominations, with the 35-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer leading the pack.

J Balvin

Balvin received 12 nominations, including Video with a Purpose for the heart-wrenching “Rojo,” This Choreo Is On Fire for the dancetastic music video to “Amarillo,” and And Featuring, for being an artist that everyone wants to sing with.

He’s followed by Karol G, who picked up nine nods.

The 29-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer is nominated for Can’t Get Enough of This Song for her hit collaboration with Nicki Minaj, “Tusa,” Breaking the Internet, and Nailed It, for having the best manicure.

Bad Bunny picked up eight nominations, including The Traffic Jam (for songs you listen to while stuck in traffic) for “En Casita,” Sneakerhead and Scroll Stopper.

Other nominees include Anuel AA (7), Daddy Yankee (5), Manuel Turizo (5), Banda MS (4), Maluma (4),Sebastian Yatra (4), and Jennifer Lopez (3).

The New Generation – Female nominees include Jessie Reyez and Mariah, while the New Generation – Male nominees include Jhay CortezLunay and Myke Towers.

The 17th edition of the awards show includes 28 different categories with new and modified categories Spicy Regional SongsThe Perfect MixThe QuarantuneOMG Collaboration#StayAtHomeConcert and Influencer with a Cause.

For the first time, Ana Patricia GámezFrancisca Lachapel, and Borja Voces will host the three-hour live event beginning at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, August 13, preceded by “PJ Takeover,” a one-hour pre-show hosted by Jomari Goyso, Clarissa Molina and Amara La Negra, beginning at 7:00 pm ET.

Celebrating the hottest artists in Latin music, pop culture, digital media, fashion, TV, and social media, the annual ceremony will air in a different and creative way, keeping safety top of mind.

The show will include a virtual audience, an innovative integration of the latest state-of-the-art, augmented, and virtual reality technologies for award presentations, intros, and musical performances. In true PJ fashion, the 2020 event is set to inspire, motivate and lead, honoring Agents of Change, including the young frontline heroes during the current global health crisis.

PJ 2020 will broadcast live from Miami and feature artist performances, with organizers leveraging technology and innovation to provide a safe environment in delivering a live music awards show.

Fans can vote for their favorite artists on Premios Juventud.com.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Producer you know by Shout-Out (When an artist shouts out the producer’s name)
CHRIS JEDAY & GABY MUSIC DIMELO FLOW
DJ SNAKE
PLAY N SKILL
OVY ON THE DRUMS
SKY ROMPIENDO
STEVE AOKI
SUBELO NEO
TAINY
WILL.I.AM

The New Generation – Female (New female artist that make us dance)
CAZZU
EMILIA
JESSIE REYEZ
MARIAH
YENNIS

The New Generation – Male (New male artist that make us dance)
EL ALFA
JHAY CORTEZ
LUNAY
MYKE TOWERS
RAUW ALEJANDRO

The New Regional Mexican Generation (NewRegional Mexican Artist)
ALEX FERNÁNDEZ
CARIN LEÓN
GRUPO FIRME
NATANAEL CANO
NETO BERNAL

Spicy Regional Songs (Regional Mexican songs with “spicy” lyrics)
“Amor Tumbado” – NATANAEL CANO
“Cosas De La Clica” – HERENCIA DE PATRONES
“El Amor No Fue Pa’ Mi” – GRUPO FIRME FT. BANDA COLOSO
“El Circo” – EL FANTASMA
“Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo” – LENIN RAMÍREZ FT. GRUPO FIRME

The Traffic Jam (Songs you listen to while stuck in traffic)
“China” – ANUEL AA FT. DADDY YANKEE, KAROL G, OZUNA & J BALVIN
“Escondidos” – LA ADICTIVA
“Me Quedaré Contigo” – PITBULL X NE-YO FT. LENIER & EL MICHA
“No Elegí Conocerte” – BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
“Que Tire Pa’ ‘Lante” – DADDY YANKEE

Can’t Get Enough Of This Song (Songs you can’t stop singing)
“Mi Meta Contigo” – BANDA LOS SEBASTIANES
“Pegao” – CNCO FT. MANUEL TURIZO
“Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)” – BLACK EYED PEAS & J BALVIN
“Se Me Olvidó” – CHRISTIAN NODAL
“TUSA” – KAROL G FT. NICKI MINAJ

The Perfect Mix (Best collaboration song)
“China” – ANUEL AA FT. DADDY YANKEE, KAROL G, OZUNA & J BALVIN
“Indeciso” – REIK, J BALVIN & LALO EBRATT
“Pegao” – CNCO FT. MANUEL TURIZO
“Qué Maldición” – BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA FT. SNOOP DOGG
“Qué Pena” – MALUMA FT. J BALVIN

The Quarentune (Songs born during quarantine)
“Cuando Amanezca” – NIBAL, JUSTIN QUILES, DANNY OCEAN, FEID
“Color Esperanza (2020)” – Artistas múltiples: DIEGO TORRES, NICKY JAM, REIK, CAMILO, FARRUKO, RUBÉN BLADES, CAMILA, CARLOS VIVES, MAU Y RICKY, THALÍA, LESLIE GRACE, RAUW ALEJANDRO, PRINCE ROYCE, PEDRO CAPÓ, KANY GARCÍA, LEONEL GARCIA, RÍO ROMA, DIEGO EL CIGALA, JORGE VILLAMIZAR, CARLOS RIVERA, IVETE SANGALO, COTI SOROKIN, LALI, GENTE DE ZONA, FONSECA, DANI MARTÍN, MANUEL TURIZO, ÁNGELA TORRES, ARA MALIKIAN , DILSINHO
“El Mundo Afuera” – ALEJANDRO SANZ
“El Tiempo Pasa (Cuarentena)” – FARRUKO
“En Casita” – BAD BUNNY
“Es Hora De Unirse” – BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
“Esta Cuarentena” – ABRAHAM MATEO
“I Believe That We Will Win” – PITBULL
“Resistencia” – KENDO KAPONI
“Tomar Distancia” – PISO 21

OMG Collaboration (Unexpected collaborations)
BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA & SNOOP DOGG – “Qué Maldición”
NATANAEL CANO & BAD BUNNY – “Soy El Diablo (Remix)”
REYKON & WILLIE COLÓN – “Perriando (La Murga Remix)”
SHAKIRA & ANUEL AA – “Me Gusta”
T3R ELEMENTO & FARRUKO – “DEL Barrio A La Ciudad”

And Featuring… (The artist that everyone wants to sing with)
ANUEL AA
DADDY YANKEE
J BALVIN
MANUEL TURIZO
NATTI NATASHA

Can’t Get Enough (Artist that I follow on social media that I always want to see)
BAD BUNNY
FRIDA SOFÍA
JENNIFER LOPEZ
KAROL G
SEBASTIÁN YATRA

Together They Fire Up My Feed (Couple or friends that appear on each others’ feeds)
CAMILA CABELLO & SHAWN MENDES
KAROL G & ANUEL AA
NICKY JAM & CYDNEY MOREAU
ROSALÍA & KYLIE JENNER
SEBASTIÁN YATRA & MAU Y RICKY

Scroll Stopper (Artists that halt us from scrolling just to see their posts)
BAD BUNNY
CARDI B
GUAYNAA
SEBASTIÁN YATRA
THALÍA

#Pet Goals (Artists that post with their pets)
EL DASA CON BENITO
FRIDA SOFÍA CON PHILLIPPE
J BALVIN CON PAZ Y FELICIDAD
KAROL G Y ANUEL AA CON GOKU
MALUMA CON BONNIE Y CLYDE

#Stay Home Concert (Best at-home concert)
ALEJANDRO SANZ & JUANES – “#LaGiraSeQuedaEnCasa”
CARLOS VIVES – “#NoTeVayasDeTuCasa El Show de Carlos Vives”
CHRISTIAN NODAL – “Juntos Por La Música #StayHome #WithMe #QuédateEnCasa
GERARDO ORTIZ – “Juntos Por La Música #StayHome #WithMe #QuédateEnCasa”
SECH – “#YouTubeAndChill Concert”

Breaking the Internet (Artists that post pictures that break the internet)
CHIQUIS RIVERA
KAROL G
LUNAY
MALUMA
NATTI NATASHA

Triple Threat (Influencer that does it all and dominates at least 3 areas: Social Media platforms, television, film or music)
DANILEIGH
JUANPA ZURITA
ISABELA MERCED
LUISA FERNANDA W
MARIO BAUTISTA

Name a Better Duo (Friends, siblings or couples that frequently create content together)
ANALISSE & KAT RODRÍGUEZ
CALLE Y POCHÉ
JUANPA ZURITA & MARIO RUIZ
KAREN GONZÁLEZ & SEBASTIÁN ROBLES
MARTÍNEZ TWINS

Best LOL Award (Funny content creators)
ALEX GUZMAN (BLESIV)
GADIEL DEL ORBE
LEJUAN JAMES
LOUIE CASTRO
SALICE ROSE

Influencer With A Cause (Influencers who use their platforms for a good cause)
CANELO ÁLVAREZ
EDWIN CASTRO
INDYA MOORE
JESSICA Y JP DOMINGUEZ
JULISSA CALDERÓN

High Fashion (Always dressed “High Fashion” for Red Carpet Events)
BAD BUNNY
JENNIFER LOPEZ
MALUMA
SOFÍA CARSON
THALÍA

Trendsetter (Setting Fashion Trends)
BAD BUNNY
BILLIE EILISH
CAZZU
J BALVIN|
SOFÍA REYES

Sneakerhead (Loves sneakers more than anything)
BAD BUNNY
DE LA GHETTO
J BALVIN
KAROL G
ROSALÍA

Hair Obsessed (Has the trendiest hairstyles)
AMARA LA NEGRA
CAMILO
J BALVIN
JENNIFER LOPEZ
PABLLO VITTAR

Nailed It (Has the best “Manicure”)
BAD BUNNY
BILLIE EILISH
CARDI B
KAROL G
ROSALÍA

This Choreo Is On Fire (Best dance choreography in a music video)
“Aguardiente” – GREEICY
“Amarillo” – J BALVIN
“Bogaloo Supreme” – VICTOR MANUELLE Y WISIN
“Que Tire Pa’ ‘Lante” – DADDY YANKEE
“Whine Up” – NICKY JAM Y ANUEL AA

Video With A Purpose (Video with best social messaging)
“Aleluya” – REIK Y MANUEL TURIZO
“Me Estás Matanado” – NATTI NATASHA
“No Ha Parado De Llover” – MANÁ Y SEBASTIÁN YATRA
“Rojo” – J BALVIN
“Tiburones” – RICKY MARTIN

Banda MS Teams Up with Snoop Dogg for Epic Single “Que Maldición”

Banda MS has let the Dogg out…

The Mexican musical group, whose full name is Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, has joined voices with the one and only Snoop Dogg for the Mexican-folk-meets-G-funk single “Que Maldición.”

Banda MS & Snoop Dogg

The highly anticipated collaboration has been on the radar ever since the West Coast icon posted a Banda MS song on his Instagramback in 2016. 

The historical collaboration between the two powerhouses in their respective genres celebrates the union of two cultures. The melancholic song organically fuses banda with hip-hop, an unorthodox combination that works for the two. 

The Banda MS/Snoop collaboration was proposed by Sergio Lizárraga, founder of Banda MS, who sent the song to Snoop’s team and “they loved it,” Lizárraga says. “They said, ‘Don’t change anything and we’ll work our magic.’ In less than a month, his team sent the song back with his part recorded, and the end result is excellent.” 

“Que Maldición” was written by Pavel OcampoCalvin Broadus and Omar Tarazón

Banda MS and Snoop Dogg had previously announced a joint summer concert prior to the coronavirus pandemic. No word on whether the concert will still move forward.

Banda MS & Snoop Dogg Teaming Up for “Dos Culturas, Una Union” Concert

Banda MSis getting into the hip-hop game…

The Mexican banda act is teaming up with Snoop Dogg for their first-ever joint concert.

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

The concert is called “Dos Culturas, Una Union” and will take place on Saturday, July 11, at the Toyota Arenain Ontario, Calif. 

The concert promises to bring the best of both worlds, Regional Mexican and Hip-Hop. 

“Each of these artists will present their show and sing their biggest hits,” states an official press release. “Consequently, the public will have the opportunity to see two shows and two totally different musical styles on the same stage.” 

On social media, Snoop Dogg has shared his love and admiration for Regional Mexican music many times, vibing to music from artists like Jenni RiveraBukanas de Culiacan and Banda MS, to name a few.

Banda MS is a three-time finalist at the 2020 Billboard Latin American Music Awards. The awards show will air live April 23 on Telemundo.

Christian Nodal Wins Two Awards at the Premios de la Radio

Christian Nodal is the reyof radio…

This year’s Premios de la Radio have been doled out, recognizing the best of Regional Mexican music, with the 20-year-old Mexican singer and songwriter taking home two awards.

Christian Nodal

Nodal nabbed Male Artist of the Year and Mariachi Song of the Year for his single “De Los Besos Que Te Di.” 

Banda MStook home the night’s biggest prize… Artist of the Year. The Mexican band was also named Banda of the Year

Other winners included Calibre 50El Fantasma, rising urban corrido artist Natanael Cano and Ana Barbara, who won Female Artist of the Year, a category that returned after three years. 

Gloria Trevi was the night’s opening act, performing a cumbia version of her single “Abranse Perras,” produced exclusively for the event by producer Toy Selectah of Control Machete. Trevi was also recognized with a special award for Highest Rated Female Mexican Star in the World.

Various tributes to place Thursday night, including a heartfelt homage by Banda MS to the late Mexican singer José José.Grupo BroncoLos Huracanes del Norteand Pancho Barrazaalso received tributes. 

Following performances by La AdictivaLos Angeles AzulesLegado 7, and others, the awards show came to an end with a special cumbia tribute to the late Selena Quintanilla with a medley performanceby Belinda(“Baila Esta Cumbia”), Chiquis(“Techno Cumbia”), Edith Marquez(“No Debes Jugar”) and Ana Barbara(“Fotos y Recuerdos”). 

Here’s the complete winner’s list:

Artist of the Year: Banda MS
Female Artist of the Year:Ana Bárbara
Male Artist of the Year: Christian Nodal
Banda of the Year: Banda MS
Banda Song of the Year: “A través del vaso” Banda los Sebastianes
Mariachi Song of the Year: “De los besos que te di” Christian Nodal
Norteño Song of the Year: “Simplemente Gracias” Calibre 50
Sierreña Song of the Year: “Lluvia en tus pestañas” Virlán García
Collaboration of the Year: “Amor a Primera Vista” Los Ángeles Azules, Belinda, Horacio Palencia y Lalo Ebratt
Corrido of the Year: “Aerolíneas Carrillo” Gerardo Ortiz y T3r Elemento
Urban Corrido of the Year: “El de la Codeína” Natanael Cano
From social media to the radio: Herencia de Patrones
Norteño Group of the Year: Grupo Firme
Sierreño Group or Artist of the Year: Fuerza Régida
Orgullo Latino Award: El Fantasma
Revelation of the Year:  Carín León

Ozuna to Perform at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Ozuna will be taking the stage at least once at this year’s Latin AMAs

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singerhas been confirmed as a performer for the fifth annual Latin American Music Awards, taking place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on October 17, according to Telemundo

Ozuna

In addition to Ozuna, the network also announced that Colombian American artist Kali Uchis will perform.

For the second consecutive year, Ozuna leads the list of nominees for the 2019 Latin American Music Awards with nine nods. He’s followed by Bad Bunny and Romeo Santos with eight nods each; Anuel AA with seven nominations; and Banda MS with five. Daddy YankeeMalumaLuis FonsiSebastian YatraT3R Elemento and Marc Anthony each landed four nominations this year.

Fans can vote for their favorite artist online here.

The 2019 Latin AMAsnominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including sales, streaming and social activity, according to Billboard‘s analysis through their data allies Nielsen Musicand Next Big Sound, covering the period from August 10, 2018, to July 25, 2019. The awards will be broadcast live on Telemundo from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Thursday, October 17 at 8:00 pm ET.

Banda MS to Perform at Staples Center on Valentine’s Day

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga are looking for their valentines…

The regional Mexican group has announced plans to perform at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

“This February 14, 2020 we will make history!,” posted the band on social media along with a minute clip sharing the news.

In 2003, Sergio Lizárragafounded the 16-piece Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga (also known as Banda MS) becoming the most successful regional Mexican music act in an era where urban music dominates. The group performs banda music, a subgenre of regional Mexican music that also includes mariachi, ranchera and norteño.

The tickets for the Staples Center show will be on sale on Friday, August 2.

Lele Pons to Perform at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Lele Pons is ready for one of the biggest performances of her career…

The 22-year-old Venezuelan-American singer, actress and internet personality is set to perform at this year’s Latin American Music Awards, which bring together the best of Latin pop, rock, Regional Mexican, tropical and urban music in one event.

Lele Pons

Pons, the host of La Voz… México, released her latest single “Celoso” earlier this year.

In addition to Pons, additional performers include AnittaFarrukoGloria Trevi, Joss FavelaLa Arrolladora Banda El Limon de Rene CamachoNachoWisin & Yandel and Zion & Lennox.

They will be joining Alvaro SolerBanda MSBecky GCardi BChristian NodalCNCOFlo RidaLeslie GraceLudacrisPitbullPrince Royce and Tini, who were previously announced on September 18.

Produced by Telemundo and Somos Productions, the 2018 Latin AMAs will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood at 8:00 pm ET on October 25 via Telemundo, with a simulcast on Spanish-language entertainment cable network Universo.