Ozuna Wins BMI Latin Awards’ Contemporary Latin Song of the Year for “Taki Taki”

Ozuna’s Taki Taki-ing the crown…

BMI has announced the winners of its 27th annual BMI Latin Awards, including the 28-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer’s “Taki Taki.” 

Ozuna

Ozuna’s smash hit collaboration with DJ SnakeSelena Gomez and Cardi B, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart, was named contemporary Latin Song of the Year. 

The winners were announced online after BMI canceled its March 31 awards ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other top winners include songwriter/producer Gaby Music, aka Juan Rivera Vazquez, who won contemporary Latin songwriter of the year for “Taki Taki,” sharing the honor with Ozuna, Dimelo Vi‘s Vicente Saavedra and Jorden “Pardison Fontaine” Thorpe.

Christian Nodal‘s “No Te Contaron Mal,” penned by Edgar Barrera, was named regional Mexican song of the year. The track spent 38 weeks atop Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs chart. 

The regional Mexican songwriter of the year award went to Geovani Cabrera for “A Través Del Vaso,” “El Lujo De Tenerte,” “Segunda Opción” and “Te Darán Ganas De Verme,” bringing his career total to 12 BMI Latin Awards.

The BMI Latin publisher of the year award, for the fifth year in a row, went to Sony/ATV Music Publishing with 16 of the most-performed songs, including “Taki Taki,” “Ambiente,” “Amigos Con Derechos,” among others.

“Music is more important than ever in times like these, and we are extremely proud to honor the Latin songwriters behind the year’s most-performed songs,” said Mike O’Neill, president and CEO of BMI. “From Regional Mexican to Contemporary Latin, the diversity and creativity of this genre are limitless, and we are thrilled to celebrate the artistry that goes into creating the best in Latin music today. We look forward to celebrating with everyone in person at next year’s ceremony.”

Wisin & Yandel, who were slated to receive BMI’s president’s award this year, will now be honored at the 2021 BMI Latin Awards.

Click here to see the complete list of winners.

Cardi B Celebrates Class of 2020 in Special Facebook & Instagram Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Let Cardi B’s brilliant speechwriting commence

Despite ending their year in quarantine, the Class of 2020 is getting some great advice from the 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar and other celebrities.

Cardi B

Cardi B, Selena GomezOprah Winfrey,Matthew McConaughey and more celebs have come together for #Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020, which kicked off on Friday, May 15 at 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm. ET. 

The event was co-hosted by Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak, with a commencement address by Oprah Winfrey and words of wisdom from AwkwafinaJennifer GarnerLil Nas XSimone Biles and others. 

A preview of Cardi B’s speech was released on Thursday, showing the rapper offering her pearls of wisdom.

“It’s more than a diploma,” Cardi B says. “It’s more than graduation. It’s knowledge. It’s knowing that you took it… that you went through those hard nights studying. To this day, I just replay my high school memories in my head, and for the college ones… I didn’t finish college, but I went. I just want to say congrats. Now you’re about to start your life, you’re about to make some money!”

Http://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=250142263005997

#Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020 will be available on Facebook Watch and facebook.com/facebookapp.

Highlights and more will be posted to the @instagram account on Instagram and on contributors’ social media accounts.

Cardi B Raps in Spanish on Secreto El Biberon, Black Jonas Point & Liro Shaq’s “La Bebe” Remix Featuring Anuel AA

Cardi B is bringing up babyen español..

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation and Puerto Rican urban singer Anuel AA are helping take Secreto El BiberonBlack Jonas Poin tand Liro Shaq’s “La Bebe” to the next level on the song’s remix.

Cardi B

“It is exciting to know that Cardi B and Anuel AA are joining us to release the La Bebe remix,” said the rising trio. “It’s more than a dream come true and we hope all of our fans enjoy it to the fullest.” 

The original cut, produced by BlackFreestylo and Geral La Melodia, was released in December with the video garnering more than 33 million views on YouTube.

The new version, released under the GLAD Empire and Flow La Movie labels, features Cardi B rapping entirely in Spanish. 

Cardi B previously rapped and sang in Spanish on her hit collaboration with Ozuna, “La Modelo.”

Jennifer Lopez & Shakira Rock the Super Bowl with Their Epic & Latin Proud Halftime Show

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are celebrating an epic night at Hard Rock Stadiumin Miami.

The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar and the 43-year-old Colombian superstar teamed up for an electrifying Super Bowl halftime show.

Shakira & Jennifer Lopez

J.Loand Shakimade history at Super Bowl LIVon Sunday as the first two Latina women to co-headline the coveted halftime show gig, and they each brought their unique styles to a worldwide audience, performing a combined 20 songs in 14 minutes. (Gloria Estefanwas part of the 1992 and 1999 halftime shows, and sent her support for Lopez and Shakira, both of whom she has written songs for.)

Shakira kicked things off with her hit “She Wolf,” then seamlessly transitioned into her track “Empire,” where she showcased her ability to shred on the guitar.

After a brief dance interlude, Shakira — who rocked a sparkly red two-piece — broke into “Whenever, Wherever” and a cover of Cardi B’s “I Like It,” with an assist from Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer Bad Bunny, who appears on the original singer.

Shaki, who celebrated her 43rd birthday on Super Bowl Sunday, then showed off her dancing skills once again before singing “Hips Don’t Lie,” during which she crowd-surfed atop a group of enthusiastic fans.

Then, Lopez took over the program, taking the stage atop a skyscraper-like pole for a high-energy performance of “Jenny from the Block” and “Ain’t It Funny,” and then transitioned into “Get Right.”

After shedding her studded black leather bodysuit for a sparkly silver one, Lopez showed off her Hustlersmoves own on a stripper pole, while singing “Waiting for Tonight.”

J.Lo was then joined by J. Balvin, who assisted her on “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.”

Lopez continued to flaunt her moves to “Mi Gente” before moving on to a high-octane version of “On the Floor.”

The performance then transformed into a family affair as Lopez brought out her 11-year-old daughter Emme, who hit the stage singing a slowed-down rendition of “Let’s Get Loud” — with Shakira on drums — before her mom came back out wearing a large jacket made of feathers that featured the American flag on one side and the Puerto Rican flag on the other. It was a show of support to the territory, which has been affected by natural disasters in recent years, including Hurricane Maria and a recent damaging earthquake.

Emme briefly sang Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” while the set design featured glowing cages housing child performers, a marked gesture of solidarity toward the Latin community and those impacted by anti-immigration policies.

Then Shakira joined Lopez to sing “Let’s Get Loud” together.

The duo then moved on to Shakira’s hit “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” before switching back to “Let’s Get Loud,” at which point they closed out their set with impressive synchronized shimmiesas fireworks went off behind them, before wrapping their historic performance with a hug.

Cardi B: The Best Dressed Latina On (or Off) the Grammys Red Carpet

She may have skipped walking the Grammys red carpet, but Cardi B still shined bright like a diamond at the awards show.

Cardi B Grammys 2020

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation and fashion icon, a nominee in the Best Rap Performance category, earned Best Dressed Latina honors in her Thierry Mugler number on music’s biggest night

Cardi B Grammys 2020

Cardi B’s look was equal parts sexy and glamorous, due to the sheer nude fabric with floor-length sleeves, a body-hugging silouhette, and crystal detailing covering the entire design in glimmering stripes. 

In signature Cardi B fashion, she capped off her look with gems.She wore diamond chandelier earrings, a collar style Gismondi 1754 necklace, and bangle bracelets. The only pop of color came from her purple-and-pink hued eye shadow.

Camila Cabello vamped it up on the red carpet

Camila Cabello Grammys 2020

The 22-year-old Mexican and Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmonymember rocked a Gothic strapless black high-low Atelier Versacegown with netted mini dress and a tulle wrap-around train.

Cabello completed the look with nearly 100 carats of Le Vian diamond earrings, necklace and rings, including a $2 million diamond collar necklace with a total carat weight of 64.

Jessie Reyez proved to be a vision in red…

Jessie Reyez Grammys 2020

The 28-year-old Colombian singer, a first-time Grammy nominee, donned a scarlet Romona Keveža strapless gown.

Rosalia commanded the red carpet in Alexander Wang.

Rosalia Grammys 2020

The 26-year-old Spanish singer, a Best New Artist nominee, wore a belted red leather dress with a draped fringe skirt. She paired the outfit with Alexander Wang heels. 

Rosalia wore her flowing locks down her back and accessorized the look with some blinged-out, bedazzled nails.

Alessandra Ambrosio didn’t mind getting leggy on the red carpet.

Alessandra Ambrosio Grammys 2020

The 38-year-old Brazilian supermodel and television personality wore a black and whiteBalmain romper. Made in monochrome, it flashes just the right amount of flesh through its one-shoulder cape detail and super short hemline.

She completed the asymmetriclook with Tasaki jewelry.

FKA Twigs dared to be different on the red carpet…

FKA Twigs Grammys 2020

The 32-year-old part-Spanish singer wore a gown, custom made by her friend Ed Marler, that featureda large drawstring silk hood and an embroidered lace bodysuit. The emsemble was straight out of the Baroque period.

FKA Twigs Earns Four NME Awards Nominations

FKA Twigsis a NMEto be reckoned with…

The 32-year-old part-Spanish singer-songwriter has picked up four NME (New Musical Express) Awards nominations.

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FKA Twigs, who had previously earned two NME Awards nods, is up for Best British Solo Act and Best Solo Act In The World.

She’s also nominated in the Best British Album and Best Album In The World categories for her acclaimed album Magdalene.

Cardi Bhas picked up her first NME Awardsnod in the Best Festival Headliner category.

A number of categories are fan voted, including Hero of the Year, Villain of the Year and Music Moment of the Year; vote here.

Winners will be announced at the February 12 show at the O2 Academy Brixton.   

Here’s the full list of nominees:

GODLIKE GENIUS
Emily Eavis (Glastonbury Festival organizer)

BEST BRITISH ALBUM
FKA Twigs – Magdalene
Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Pt. 1
Little Simz – Grey Area
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain

BEST ALBUM IN THE WORLD
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
FKA twigs – Magdalene
Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Pt. 1
Lana Del Rey – Norman F–king Rockwell
Little Simz – Grey Area
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind
Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain
Stella Donnelly – Beware Of The Dogs
Tyler, the Creator – Igor

BEST BRITISH SONG
AJ Tracey – “Ladbroke Grove”
Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”
Georgia – “About Work The Dancefloor”
Mura Masa ft Slowthai – “Deal Wiv It”
The 1975 – “People”

BEST SONG IN THE WORLD
AJ Tracey – “Ladbroke Grove”
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”
Clairo – “Bags”
Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”
Georgia – “About Work The Dancefloor”
Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road” (Remix)
Lizzo – “Juice”
Mura Masa ft Slowthai – “Deal Wiv It”
Post Malone – “Circles”
The 1975 – “People”

BEST BRITISH SOLO ACT
AJ Tracey
Charli XCX
FKA Twigs
Slowthai
Yungblud

BEST SOLO ACT IN THE WORLD
AJ Tracey
Beck
Billie Eilish
Charli XCX
FKA Twigs
Lana Del Rey
Lizzo
Slowthai
Taylor Swift
Yungblud

BEST BRITISH BAND
Bring Me The Horizon
Idles
Krept & Konan
The 1975
The Big Moon

BEST BAND IN THE WORLD
Bring Me The Horizon
Brockhampton
BTS
Haim
Idles
Krept & Konan
Slipknot
Tame Impala
The 1975
The Big Moon

BEST NEW BRITISH ACT: 
Celeste
D-Block Europe
Easy Life
Jade Bird
Sam Fender

BEST NEW ACT IN THE WORLD
Celeste
Clairo
D-Block Europe
DaBaby
Dominic Fike
Easy Life
Fontaines DC
Girl In Red
Jade Bird
Sam Fender

BEST LIVE ACT:
Amyl + The Sniffers
Foals
Iggy Pop
Lizzo
Slowthai

BEST COLLABORATION
BTS + Halsey
Charli XCX + Christine And The Queens
Megan Thee Stallion + DaBaby
Slowthai + Mura Masa
Yungblud + Dan Reynolds

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Brockhampton – “I Been Born Again”
Easy Life – “Nice Guys”
Normani – “Motivation”
Stormzy – “Vossi Bop”
Yungblud – “Original Me”

BEST BRITISH FESTIVAL
All Points East
Glastonbury
Parklife
Reading & Leeds
Wireless

BEST FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD
All Points East
Coachella
Fuji Rock
Glastonbury
Mad Cool
Parklife
Reading & Leeds
Rock In Rio
Sziget
Wireless

BEST FESTIVAL HEADLINER
Cardi B
Lana Del Rey
Stormzy
The 1975
The Cure

BEST MUSIC FILM
Beyonce: Homecoming
BTS: Bring The Soul
Liam Gallagher: As It Was
Michael Hutchence: Mystify
Rocketman

BEST MUSIC BOOK
Brett Anderson – Afternoons With The Blinds Drawn
Debbie Harry – Face It: A Memoir
Elton John – Me
Prince –The Beautiful Ones
Tegan & Sara – High School

BEST REISSUE
Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace
Muse – Origin Of Muse
Prince – 1999
R.E.M. – Monster 25
The Beatles – Abbey Road

Cardi B Lands Three Songs on Michelle Obama’s 2020 Workout Playlist

Cardi Bhas made an extra special (play)list…

Michelle Obama is hoping to inspire people to exercise more in the new year by sharing her 2020 workout playlist, and the 27-year-old half-Dominican American singer is her go-to gal.

The former first lady, a dedicated health advocate, shared some of her favorite tunes to listen to while hitting the gym. 

The 35-song playlist includes three tracks from Cardi B. Along with her single “Press,” Cardi B’s collaborations with Bruno Mars (“Finesse”) and Ed SheeranCamila Cabello(“South of the Border”) get Obama’s blood pumping.

Bruno Mars has a second song, “Perm,” on Obama’s playlist.

Jennifer Lopez gives Obama’s playlist a little old school magic with her “Feelin’ So Good Remix,” featuring Fat JoeBig Pun.

And when it comes to her post-workout cool down, Obama turns to Miguel and Alicia Keys’ “Show Me Love,” among others.

Cardi B’s Next Career Move: Politics?

Cardi B is considering entering the world of politics… 

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar, who had a high-profile meeting with Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders last year, shared her thoughts about getting involved in the United States government in a series of tweets over the weekend.

Cardi B

“I think I want to be a politician,” Cardi B announced on Twitter. “I really love government even tho I don’t agree with [our] Government.”  

She continued: “Like I was watching War documentaries. No matter how many weapons a country have you need people! How are you trying to go against a country and possibly start a war when this country lacks patriotism? I barely see people claiming they LOVE being American.”

In another message, she promised to explain her stance further in a future live video.  

“I will have to explain a lot so I will have to do a video or a live talking about it …So imma come back to my last two tweets another day. Imma talk about it another day,” she wrote.

The tweets come a little over a week after Cardi B criticized President Trump‘s order to kill Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani

In a Jan. 3 tweet, she said that “s— ain’t no joke! Specially being from New York. Its sad this man is putting Americans live in danger. Dumbest move Trump did till date.”

Tainy Signs with William Morris Endeavor (WME)

Tainyhas new representation…

William Morris Endeavor (WME) has announced that the agency will represent the 30-year-old Puerto Rican record producer and songwriter, whose real name is Marco Masis, in all areas worldwide.

Tainy

Tainy, who continues to be managed by Lex Borreroat Neon16, will work across all departments of the agency to build his business. Billboard hasconfirmed that this is the first time he’s been represented by a talent agency.

After a successful 2019 as an artist, landing at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Producerschart for 26 consecutive weeks, Tainy crowned the year-end Hot Latin Songs Producerschart, followed by DJ SnakeMambo Kingz and DJ Luian.

His roster includes recent chart-topping hits such as Cardi B’s “I Like It,” “Callaita” in collaboration with Bad Bunny, “Adicto” in collaboration with Anuel AAandOzuna, and “I Can’t Get Enough,” for which he teamed up with Benny BlancoSelena Gomez and J Balvin

Tainy is currently nominated for best Latin rock, urban or alternative album at the 2020 Grammy Awardsfor his work on Bad Bunny’s X 100Preand on J Balvinand Bad Bunny’s joint album Oasis.

Cardi B Shares Three-Second Teaser of New Music

Cardi Bis majorlyteasing new music… 

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar is sharing a small snippet of new music as she readies her next album. 

Cardi B I Like It AMAs

After being asked to “spill the tea” on her forthcoming single on Twitter earlier in the week, Cardi B tantalized fans with a quick three-second teaser of her Wheezy-produced track. 

Though Cardi B only utters “Don’t shake / Earthquake” on the snippet, it did more than enough to cause a frenzy on social media. 

“OMG SOUNDS LIKE A BOP… YOU’RE SUCH A TEASE,” tweeted one fan. “Can’t wait for your new album!!” 

Last year, Cardi dished out a bevy of singles, including “Press” and the Bruno Mars-assisted jam “Please Me,” with the latter vaulting its way into the top five on the BillboardHot 100.

In November, Cardi B unleashed a blistering minute-long freestyle on Instagram, which served as an appetizer for her highly-anticipated sophomore album. 

This month, Cardi B is up for best rap performance at this year’s Grammysfor Offset‘s thunderous record “Clout.” The record peaked at No. 39 on the Hot 100 last May.