Bad Bunny Releases Epic “Yo Perreo Sola” Remix Featuring Ivy Queen & Nesi

Bad Bunny isn’t perreo-ing sola anymore…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer, rapper, and songwriter joined voices with Ivy Queen and Nesi to give a show-stopping performance of his smash single “Yo Perreo Sola” performance at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this month.

Bad Bunny, Ivy Queen, Nesi

And now he’s premiering the remix to the hit song…

Bad Bunny brought out Nesi, who was already on the original version, and reggaetón icon Ivy Queen for the epic set that championed women, bringing together two generations of female artists in reggaetón.

“It’s important for me to champion women, but it should be important for everyone,” Bad Bunny tells Billboard exclusively. “With time you understand the power of your voice, and if I have the power to inspire and motivate people to listen to my music, then I can also motivate them to do positive things for society and defend women. It’s important for other artist to start doing the same and motivate their fans.”

The new version of “Yo Perreo Sola” stays true to its original version, but this one finds Ivy Queen taking on some of Bad Bunny’s verses for a more direct and impactful delivery of the song’s ultimate message: I don’t need a man — I can twerk alone.

It’s a message men should understand and respect. “This award goes to women around the world, especially Latin women and those from Puerto Rico,” Bad Bunny said as he accepted the top Latin artist award during the ceremony. “Without you, nothing would exist, not even reggaetón. So enough with the machista violence against women. This song has a social message about understanding that you can perrear [twerk], get educated and be respectful all at the same time. If she doesn’t want to dance with you, respect her — she can dance alone.”

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” Becomes First Video to Surpass 7 Billion Views on YouTube

Luis Fonsi is still killin’ it on YouTube

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican singer and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” has officially become the first video in YouTube history to surpass 7 billion views.

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee

According to YouTube, the music video, released in 2017, averages more than 1.4 million views a day (so far) in 2020 with Daddy Yankee currently No. 16 on the streaming platform’s Global Top Artists chart.

The record-breaking news comes just days after Telemundo and Billboard announced that Fonsi and Yankee will receive the Billboard Latin Song of the Decade award for “Despacito” at the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

The top honor recognizes “Despacito” for its chart milestones, which include topping 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.

Fonsi and Daddy Yankee are confirmed to perform at the Billboard Latin Music Awards set to take place on Wednesday, October 21, live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

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”

 

Bad Bunny to Make Debut Performance at This Year’s Billboard Music Awards

Bad Bunny is heading to the BBMAs

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton star is set to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, which will take place on October 14.

Bad-Bunny

Bad Bunny joins Alicia Keys, Luke Combs and Post Malone.

It’ll be Bad Bunny’s first performance at the BBMAs.

Garth Brooks will also be taking the stage as this year’s ICON Award recipient, following in the footsteps of previous awardees Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Cher, Celine Dion and more.

More performers will be announced as the awards show’s big day draws closer.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will air on October 14 at 8:00 pm ET, live from Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre on NBC, with Kelly Clarkson returning for her third year as the evening’s host.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards are produced by dick clark productions, which is owned by MRC Entertainment, the parent company of Billboard.

Sofia Reyes to Co-Host the Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Live Show

Sofia Reyesis ready to take the mic.

The 23-year-old singer-songwriter and actress will host the BBMAs Red Carpet Live on Wednesday, May 1, ahead of the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

Sofia Reyes

Reyes, who released her latest single “R.I.P.” with Anitta and Rita Ora in March, will work alongside Sway Callowayand Jaymes Vaughanin her hosting capacity.

The two-hour pre-show will take place on the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arenain Las Vegas beginning at 6:00 pm ET/3:00 pm PT. 

Fans can catch the entire pre-show live on Twitter via the awards show’s official handle, @BBMAs, as hosts Calloway, Reyes and Vaughan conduct exclusive interviews from the red carpet and run down the night’s jam-packed roster of nominees, performers and presenters.

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will air Wednesday, May 1, at 8:00 pm ET/PT on NBC, with returning host Kelly Clarksonand performances by the Jonas BrothersMariah CareyBTS featuring Halseyand more.

Luis Fonsi Extends Worldwide Deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Luis Fonsi is getting an extension

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican singer, who picked up five trophies at the Billboard Music Awards over the weekend, has extended his worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Luis Fonsi

The new agreement with Fonsi includes his global hit “Despacito,” which is now the Latin song with most wins ever at the BBMAs.

The new agreement with Fonsi, who first signed to Sony/ATV in 2005, includes recent hits “Despacito” and “Echame la Culpa.” But it also encompasses his past catalog of Spanish language hits, including “Aqui Estoy Yo,” “No Me Doy Por Vencido” and “Nada Es Para Siempre.” The deal also includes future works.

“I’m happy to continue to work with the amazing Sony/ATV family led by my longtime friend Jorge Mejia,” said Fonsi in a statement, referring to Sony/ATV’s president for Latin America and U.S. Latin. “We’ve shared some amazing moments together and I can’t wait to celebrate more.”

Added Mejia: “In my career and perhaps in the annals of Latin music, there is certainly a ‘before Despacito’ and an ‘after Despacito’. I am honored to extend our long-standing relationship with Luis Fonsi, a history-making artist, songwriter and friend.”

In addition to his most recent wins at the BBMAs, Fonsi was presented with the President’s Award at the BMI Latin Awards in Los Angeles in March.

Bruno Mars Takes Home Five Trophies at the Billboard Music Awards

Bruno Mars’ name is lighting up Billboards

The part-Puerto Rican R&B singer picked up five trophies at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards.

Bruno Mars

Mars, who’d previously taken home one award in 30 tries from 2011 to 2017, was one of the night’s big winners on the strength of his most recent Grammy-winning album, 24K Magic.

Mars won the awards for Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Tour and Top R&B Song for his hit single “That’s What I Like.”

But Mars wasn’t the only five-time winner…

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee finally reaped much-deserved awards for their inescapable global hit “Despacito.”

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican singer and 41-year-old Puerto Rican rapper took home some of the night’s biggest prizes, including Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Video) and Top Selling Song for their collaboration with Justin Bieber.

These were the first-ever Billboard Music Awards for Fonsi, and the latest for Daddy Yankee, who’d previously claimed two awards in 2005 for his album Barrio Fino.

Another first-time winner… Ozuna.

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer was named Top Latin Artist, and his album Odisea won for Top Latin Album.

Meanwhile, Cardi B was makin’ money moves at this year’s BBMAs.

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rapper was named Top Rap Female Artist, her first-ever Billboard Music Award.

Camila Cabello was another first-time winner…

The 21-year-old Mexican and Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony member won the fan-voted award of Billboard Chart Achievement Award.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, were broadcast from the MGM Grand Las Vegas.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Top Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top New Artist: Khalid
Billboard Chart Achievement Award: Camila Cabello
Top Male Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group: Imagine Dragons
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Drake
Top Hot 100 Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top Streaming Songs Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Top Song Sales Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top Radio Songs Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top Social Artist: BTS
Top Touring Artist: U2
Top R&B Artist: Bruno Mars
Top R&B Male Artist: Bruno Mars
Top R&B Female Artist: SZA
Top R&B Tour: Bruno Mars
Top Rap Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Top Rap Male Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Top Rap Female Artist: Cardi B
Top Rap Tour: JAY-Z
Top Country Artist: Chris Stapleton
Top Country Male Artist: Chris Stapleton
Top Country Female Artist: Maren Morris
Top Country Duo/Group Artist: Florida Georgia Line
Top Country Tour: Luke Bryan
Top Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons
Top Rock Tour: U2
Top Latin Artist: Ozuna
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers
Top Christian Artist: MercyMe
Top Gospel Artist: Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Top Billboard 200 Album: Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
Top Selling Album: Taylor Swift, reputation
Top Soundtrack: Moana – WINNER
Top R&B Album: Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
Top Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
Top Country Album: Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Top Rock Album: Imagine Dragons, Evolve
Top Latin Album: Ozuna, Odisea
Top Dance/Electronic Album: The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open
Top Christian Album: Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection
Top Gospel Album: Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit
Top Hot 100 Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Top Streaming Song (Video): Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Top Selling Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Top Radio Song: Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”
Top Collaboration: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Top R&B Song: Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Top Rap Song: Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Top Country Song: Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”
Top Rock Song: Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Top Latin Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Top Dance/Electronic Song: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Top Christian Song: Hillsong Worship, “What A Beautiful Name”
Top Gospel Song: J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, “You Deserve It”

Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

Jennifer Lopez to Perform at the Billboard Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is ready to Strip down…

The 48-year-old Puerto Rican superstar is set to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo shared the news when she stopped by the TODAY show Wednesday morning amid chatting with Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie about the Met Gala, Season 2 of her show World of Dance, and her new single “El Anillo.”

She quickly took to Twitter following her TODAY appearance to share her excitement.

Lopez premiered “El Anillo” at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 26, where she delivered a show-stopping performance in a goddess-like headdress and bejeweled bodysuit. She last performed on the Billboard Music Awards in 2014, when she also received the Icon Award.

Along with J.Lo, this year’s star-studded roster of BBMAs performers includes Camila CabelloShawn MendesKelly Clarkson (who is also hosting the show), John LegendDua LipaBTS and this year’s Icon Award recipient, Janet Jackson.

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato also just announced that they’ll team up for a performance of their new collaboration “Fall In Line,” which will mark the world premiere of the song.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.

Christina Aguilera Launching First Tour in 10 Years

Christina Aguilera is hittin’ the road again…

The 37-year-old half-Ecuadorian American has announced official plans for the Liberation Tour, Aguilera’s first tour since 2008.

Christina Aguilera

Produced by Live Nation, the 22-city trek will kick off in the fall with a September 25 stop in Hollywood, Florida, at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Aguilera’s tour includes dates in Boston, Detroit, Denver, Los Angeles and Atlanta before wrapping up in St. Petersburg, Florida, on November 13.

The tour will offer Aguilera’s fans a chance to see her in relatively intimate venues, including New York’s Radio City Music Hall and the Chicago Theatre.

The singer’s new album, Liberation, will be released on June 15 and every online ticket purchased for the tour will include a standard CD copy of the release.

The first song from the collection, “Accelerate,” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz), dropped last week and she will perform the new track “Fall in Line” with Demi Lovato at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20.

American Express card members can buy tickets before the general public beginning on Monday, May 14 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, May 17 at 10 pm ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, May 18 at 10 am ET here.

Here are the Liberation Tour dates:

Sept. 25 — Hollywood FL @ Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sept. 28 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Mark G. Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sept. 30 — Washington, DC @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Oct. 3 — New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Oct. 4 — New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Oct. 6 — Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Oct. 8 — Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
Oct. 11 — Orillia, ON @ Casino Rama Resort
Oct. 13 — Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit
Oct. 16 — Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
Oct. 17 — Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
Oct. 19 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Oct. 22 — Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre – Oakland
Oct. 24 — Indio, CA @ Fantasy Spring Resort Casino
Oct. 26 — Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
Oct. 27 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Oct. 29 — Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
Nov. 1 — Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Nov. 3 — Thackerville, OK @ WinStar World Casino and Resort
Nov. 4 — Tulsa, OK @ Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort
Nov. 6 — St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
Nov. 9 — New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
Nov. 11 — Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre Atlanta
Nov. 13 — St. Petersburg, FL @ The Mahaffey Theatre

Camila Cabello to Perform at This Year’s iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina

Camila Cabello is ready for a Fiesta… 

The 20-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member is set to perform at this year’s iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina.

Camila Cabello

Cabello, whose forthcoming debut solo album will be released in September, joins a lineup that includes CNCODon OmarGente de Zona and Nacho.

Cabello, the new face of Guess’ 2017 Fall campaign, performed for the first time as a solo artist at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

The fourth annual iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina will take place at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on November 4 and will be broadcast as a special at a later date on Telemundo. This is the third year the fest takes place in Miami.

The event will be hosted by radio personality Enrique Santos, who is also the chairman and chief creative officer of iHeartLatino.

Mexican stars Reik and Jesse & Joy are also slated to perform and more acts will be announced soon.

In addition to the special re-broadcast on Telemundo, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina will video stream live exclusively on Telemundo.com and broadcast live on iHeartMedia Spanish-Pop, Tropical and regional Mexican music.