Spotify Enhanching Its ¡Viva Latino! Playlist with Exclusive, Original Content from Daddy Yankee & More

Spotify is upping it’s Latin Music game…

Spotify’s ¡Viva Latino! Playlist, which launched in 2014, has been connecting music lovers with some of the most established voices en el mundo Latino and giving a platform to emerging acts, all the while bridging cultural gaps regardless of language or origin.

Spotify x Daddy Yankee

But Spotify knows there’s more to music than just the finished product, and there’s more to an artist than what we hear on a single track. That’s why Spotify is upping the ante every Friday with a constantly refreshing playlist that brings fans even closer to their favorite Latin artists like J BalvinShakira or Daddy Yankee.

Starting this week, the new ¡Viva Latino! feed comes equipped with exclusive, original content, including videos from artists of all genres, behind-the-scenes tracks, and more.

According to Rocio Guerrero, head of global cultures at Spotify, the new enhanced playlist is poised to change the game, giving fans unparalleled access to the movers and shakers making a name for Latin music around the world.

“It’s a new playlist that we believe will take Latin culture to the next level. I don’t think there’s anything like it. It will have its own identity, original music videos and cover stories. We are relaunching [Viva Latino] with original music videos and audios. Every week we are going to have editorial content.”

Spotify isn’t stopping at behind-the-scenes exclusives, video premieres and original editorial content. They’re simultaneously introducing ¡Viva Latino! A Spotify Original Podcast, where every two weeks Latin music’s megastars contextualize their latest global hits charting on the Viva Latino playlist. The podcast is scheduled to feature luminaries like Jennifer LopezJesse & JoyBecky GBad BunnyCarlos Vives and Bomba Estéreo, among many others.

Guerrero looks no further than this year in Latin music as an indicator of the genre’s promising future in pop culture.

“The recent successes of Latin artists such as Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and J Balvin have shown us that music today knows no geographic boundary or language. Latin music has truly become a universal language. We want to not only celebrate, but continue to foster that growth by bringing fans one step closer to their favorite Latin artists, while giving emerging artists a platform to reach new ears.”

To get things started properly, Spotify has recruited some of the biggest names in music to help celebrate their first week:

11/14: Daddy Yankee ft. Bad Bunny “Vuelve”
11/15: Bomba Estereo “Química”
11/16: J Balvin “Mi Gente”
11/17: Luis Fonsi’s new single featuring Demi Lovato.
11/18: Carlos Vives “Nuestro Secreto”
11/19: Anittas new single “Downtown” featuring J Balvin.

The new ¡Viva Latino! is available in the U.S. and Latin America on both mobile (iOS & Android) and desktop for free and premium users. Check it out here.

Erika Ender Inducted Into the Latin Song Writers Hall of Fame

She’s the woman behind the song of the summer… And, now Erika Ender has earned her place in Latin music history.

At the fifth annual La Musa Awards gala last week — hosted by Jane the Virgin‘s Jaime Camil – the Panamanian-Brazilian singer/songwriter was inducted into the prestigious Latin Song Writers Hall of Fame, the youngest inductee in the hall’s history.

 Erika Ender

Along with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Ender is co-writer of the biggest hit of the year, “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, which spent 16 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.

Born in Panama to a Brazilian mother and a U.S.-born father of German ancestry, Ender speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish, and moves easily between cultures.

Before “Despacito,” she had written hits for ChayanneGilberto Santa RosaGloria TreviEdnita Nazario and Los Tigres del Norte. She also is a TV personality in Latin America, where she has been a judge for a Latin version of American Idol.

Along with Ender, Ana GabrielRoberto LiviMartin UrietaCarlos Vives and Camilo Sesto were also inducted into hall of fame.

Each was presented at the James L. Knight Center with the coveted hand-crafted trophy, originally inspired by “the muse” of the late Cuban songwriter and poet, Elena Casals.

Additionally, Vives was presented with the Icon Award, while Wisin, the late Julio Jaramillo and “La Bamba” garnered the Victory Award, Legacy Award and Song of All Time, respectively.

Amid a political climate currently riddled with anti-immigrant rhetoric, as well as the devastating aftermaths of hurricanes Irma and Maria throughout the Caribbean, Urieta offered words and sentiments in support of immigrants, while  Nazario performed a brilliant tribute to the island of Puerto Rico.

The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame is dedicated to educating, preserving, honoring and celebrating “the lives and music of the world’s greatest Latin songwriters, composers and lyricists in every genre while developing and inspiring new generations of music creators through master classes, workshops, scholarships and digital initiatives.”

Marc Anthony Among Artists to Perform at “Unidos Por Puerto Rico” Concert & Telethon Event

Marc Anthony is ready to unite for a cause…

Puerto Rico’s First Lady, Beatriz Rosselló, announced the resumption of “Unidos Por Puerto Rico” concert and telethon event, with the 49-year-old Puerto Rican salsa singer among the featured artists.

Marc Anthony

The charitable initiative was originally organized in early September to help those affected by Hurricane Irma and now joins the effort to raise funds for damages caused by Hurricane Maria.

In addition to Anthony, the concert-telethon will feature Luis FonsiJuan Luis Guerra, Ednita Nazario, Olga TañónGilberto Santa RosaZion & LennoxCarlos Vives, Maluma, La SectaTito el Bambino, Vico C, Nicky JamJowell & Randy, Pirulo y La Tribe, Víctor Manuel, Wisin, Ozuna and Yandel, among others.

The artists will also unite for a song and video titled “Isla Bendita“, which will honor the event.

“United for Puerto Rico” will air on October 22 directly from Puerto Rico through more than 20 Spanish Broadcasting System radio stations and on television through Telemundo, Univision and Mega TV in the U.S.

“Puerto Rico needs us now more than ever after suffering the scourge of two consecutive hurricanes,” said the Rosselló in a statement.

To make a donation for the victims of Irma and Maria visit www.unidosporpuertorico.com for more information.

Carlos Vives & Sebastian Yatra Join Voices for “Robarte Un Beso”

Carlos Vives is stealing kisses… But he isn’t doing it alone…

The 55-year-old Colombian singer has joined voices with Sebastian Yatra to release the music video for “Robarte Un Beso,” in which they become accomplices of love.

Carlos Vives & Sebastian Yatra

The clip, by Venezuelan director Daniel Duran, presents four different types of loves stories, which are connected with one purpose: to serenade the significant other for a kiss.

“It’s a very nice song, it has a lot of what this new generation of musicians like Sebastian has,” Vives said in a press release.

And Yatra added, “‘Robarte Un Beso” is a song that we did inspired by love, regaining, falling in love, it’s never too late to tell that person we have next to us how much we love them.”

The song is Vives’ first single from his forthcoming album, Vives, to be released this fall.

Mars Earns Three Billboard Music Award Nominations, Including Top R&B Artist

It’s a Magic-filled year for Bruno Mars

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards nominations have been announced, with the 31-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer leading the Latino pack of nominees with three.

Bruno Mars

Mars, who released his third album 24K Magic last November, is nominated in the Top R&B Artist category.

Mars, who picked up a Billboard Music Award in 2011 for “Just The Way You Are,” will also compete in the Top R&B Album and Top R&B Song categories.

But Mars isn’t the only multiple Latino nominee…

Robert Trujillo and his Metallica bandmates have picked up two nods.

The 52-year-old part-Mexican American guitarist and his groupmates are nominated for Top Rock Artist, as well as the Top Rock Album for Hardwired…To Self Destruct.

In the Latin categories, the late Juan Gabriel picked up three nods, including one for Top Latin Artist; J Balvin picked up two, including one for Top Latin Album for his studio effort Energia; Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho earned two nods, including Top Latin Artist; and Nicky Jam and Maluma both received nods in the Top Latin Artist and Top Latin Song categories.

Shakira, a 7-time Billboard Music Award winner, received two nods in the same category, Top Latin Song, for “Chantaje,” her collaboration with Maluma, and “La Bicicleta,” her collaboration with Carlos Vives.

Two-time Grammy winner and 3-time Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda also earned two nominations in the same category, Top Soundtrack/Cast Album.

The 37-year-old Puerto Rican actor, singer, composer and lyricist is a nominee for his work on the cast album to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, as well as his Oscar-nominated work on the soundtrack to Disney’s Moana.

Other Latino nominees include CNCO, Daddy Yankee, Enrique Iglesias, Wisin and Camila Cabello.

The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 21 at 8PM on ABC.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Top Artist:
Adele
Beyonce
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
Alessia Cara
Desiigner
Lil Uzi Vert
Lukas Graham
Zayn

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity:
Luke Bryan
Nicki Minaj
The Chainsmokers
The Weeknd
Twenty One Pilots

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Future
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:
Adele
Beyonce
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Sia

Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Florida Georgia Line
Guns N’ Roses
Twenty One Pilots

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Beyonce
Drake
Prince
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd
Top Hot 100 Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Prince
Justin Timberlake
Twenty One Pilots

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Top Streaming Songs Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Desiigner
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
BTS
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:
Justin Bieber
Beyonce
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top R&B Artist:
Beyonce
Bruno Mars
Frank Ocean
Rihanna
The Weeknd

Top R&B Tour:
Beyonce
Lionel Richie
Rihanna

Top Rap Artist:
J. Cole
Desiigner
Drake
Future
Rae Sremmurd

Top Rap Tour
Drake
Future
Kanye West

 

Top Country Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Dixie Chicks

Top Rock Artist:
Coldplay
The Lumineers
Metallica
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Top Rock Tour:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Juan Gabriel
Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho
Maluma
Nicky Jam

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
DJ Snake
Lindsey Stirling

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong Worship
Hillary Scott & the Family
Skillet
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:
Jekalyn Carr
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
Tamela Mann
Hezekiah Walker

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Beyonce, Lemonade
Drake, Views
Rihanna, Anti
Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface
The Weeknd, Starboy

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:
Hamilton: An American Musical
Moana
Purple Rain
Suicide Squad: The Album
Trolls

Top R&B Album:
Beyonce, Lemonade
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
Frank Ocean, Blonde
Rihanna, Anti
The Weeknd, Starboy

Top Rap Album:
J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only
Drake, Views
Kevin Gates, Isla
DJ Khaled, Major Key
A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Keith Urban, Ripcord

Top Rock Album:
The Lumineers, Cleopatra
Metallica, Hardwired…To Self Destruct
Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Getaway
Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

Top Latin Album:
J Balvin, Energia
CNCO, Primera Cita
Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2
Juan Gabriel, Vestido De Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes
Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
The Chainsmokers, Bouquet
The Chainsmokers, Collage 
Flume, Skin
Kygo, Cloud Nine
Lindsey Stirling, Brave Enough

Top Christian Album:
Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
Joey + Rory, Hymns
Hillary Scott & The Family, Love Remains
Skillet, Unleashed

Top Gospel Album:
Tamela Mann, One Way
Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
Travis Greene, The Hill
Tasha Cobbs, One Place: Live
Hezekiah Walker, Better: Azusa – The Next Generation 2

Top Hot 100 Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Selling Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring, WizKid & Kyla “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Collaboration:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top R&B Song:
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top R&B Collaboration:
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake, “Come And See Me”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Rap Song:
Desiigner, “Panda”
Drake, “Fake Love”
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Top Rap Collaboration:
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”
Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Top Country Song:
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Top Country Collaboration:
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

Top Rock Song:
Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign Featuring X Ambassadors, “Sucker For Pain”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”
Twenty One Pilots, “Ride”
Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”
X Ambassadors, “Unsteady”

Top Latin Song:
Daddy Yankee, “Shaky Shaky”
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Wisin, “Duele El Corazon”
Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer”
Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”
Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO, “Cold Water”
DJ Snake Featuring Justin Bieber, “Let Me Love You”

Top Christian Song:
Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”
Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will”
Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”
Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”

Top Gospel Song:
Jekalyn Carr, “You’re Bigger”
Tasha Cobbs, Featuring Kierra Sheard “Put A Praise On It”
Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy??”
Travis Greene, “Made A Way”
Hezekiah Walker, “Better”

Shakira Releases New Single “Me enamoré”

Shakira has fallen in love… and, she’s singing about it.

The 40-year-old Colombian superstar has released a new single titled “Me enamoré” after teasing the track on social media just a few hours before and sending a personalized postcard to a few lucky fans to tell them about the song.

Shakira

“Very happy to share with all of you my new single ‘Me enamoré.’ This song narrates a moment in my life when I was so in love that I was literally climbing trees,” Shak writes in the card with a photo of her hugging a tree. “Let me know when you guys receive the postcard by posting a selfie with the hashtag #MeEnamoré. I really want to see all of you again. Thank you for your love and support, I have the best fans ever. Love you guys.”

The upbeat track talks about falling in love with lyrics like: “I never thought it would be like this, I didn’t think you’d fall for me … With you, I’d have 10 kids, but let’s start with a pair.”

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/4m5A5meIueOcDBpbqGvkQB

“Me enamoré” follows Shakira’s hit collaborations, including the Latin Grammy-winning song “La bicicleta” with Carlos Vives, “Chantaje” with Maluma and Prince Royce‘s latest chart-topping bachata tune “Deja Vu.”

Lopez to Perform in the Dominican Republic for First Time Ever

Jennifer Lopez is heading to La República…

The 47-year-old Puerto Rican Singer/actress will perform for the first time ever in the Dominican Republic on April 15, according to Billboard .

Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo’s highly anticipated concert will officially kick off concert season at the Altos de Chavón Amphitheater at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, where artists like Gente de Zona, Ricky MartinMarc Anthony and Carlos Vives were among the Latin acts on last year’s roster.

“This will be my first concert in your beautiful country,” JLo wrote on social media. “It will be an unforgettable night.”

Hotel packages and and individual tickets for the show are available for purchase here.

Currently, the Shades of Blue star is also working on her forthcoming Spanish album, produced by ex-husband Anthony.

Shakira & Nicky Jam Top List of Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

Shakira and Nicky Jam are all tied up…

The 40-year-old Colombian superstar and the 35-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer-songwriter top the list of finalists for the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards with each earning nine nominations.

Shakira & Nicky Jam

Shakira didn’t release an album in 2016. She competes in the social artist of the year category, while “La bicicleta,” her collaboration with Carlos Vives, is up for hot Latin song of the year, hot Latin song of the year, vocal event, and digital song of the year, among others.

In turn, Vives’ six entries are likewise largely driven by “La bicicleta.” Shakira is also up for an award with Chantaje,” featuring Maluma, which competes against herself in the hot Latin song of the year, vocal event category.

Nicky Jam is a finalist largely due to his chart-topping song “Hasta el amanecer,” up for hot Latin song of the year, airplay song of the year, digital song of the year, streaming song of the year and Latin rhythm song of the year. The rapper, whose longtime game plan is to only release one lead single a year — though let’s see if that changes in 2017 — is also a finalist for Latin pop song of the year for “Ya me enteré,” his collaboration with Mexican pop group Reik. Nicky Jam is also up for artist of the year.

They are followed in number of entries by superstar Enrique Iglesias and regional Mexican bands Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho and Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizarraga, with eight entires each; Maluma, Juan Gabriel and J Balvin with seven each; and Wisin joins Carlos Vives with six each.

The awards will air live on April 27 on Telemundo, capping the Billboard Latin Music Conference that takes place April 24-27 at the Ritz Carlton in Miami Beach.

Here’s the full list of finalists below:

ARTIST CATEGORIES

Artist of the Year:
•    J Balvin
•    Juan Gabriel
•    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
•    Nicky Jam

Artist of the Year, New: 
•    CNCO
•    Crecer Germán
•    Ozuna
•    Ulíces Chaidez y Sus Plebes

Tour of the Year:
•    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
•    Maná
•    Marc Anthony
•    Marco Antonio Solís

Social Artist of the Year:
•    Enrique Iglesias
•    Jennifer Lopez
•    Maluma
•    Shakira

Crossover Artist of the Year:
•    Calvin Harris
•    Drake
•    Justin Bieber
•    Rihanna

SONG CATEGORIES

Hot Latin Song of the Year:
•    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
•    Daddy Yankee, “Shaky Shaky”
•    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele El Corazón”
•    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer” 

Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event:
•    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
•    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele El Corazón”
•    Farruko feat. Ky-Mani Marley, “Chillax”
•    Shakira feat. Maluma, “Chantaje” 

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male:
•    Daddy Yankee
•    J Balvin
•    Maluma
•    Nicky Jam

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female:
•    Becky G
•    Jennifer Lopez
•    Shakira
•    Thalía

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
•    La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho
•    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
•    Zion & Lennox

Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year:
•    DEL
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
•    Warner Latina 

Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year:
•    Capitol Latin
•    DEL
•    Fonovisa
•    Sony Music Latin

Airplay Song of the Year:
•    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
•    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele el Corazón”
•    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer”
•    Prince Royce, “La Carretera”

Airplay Label of the Year:
•    Lizos
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
•    Warner Latina

Airplay Imprint of the Year:
•    Disa
•    Fonovisa
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Warner Latina 

Digital Song of the Year:
•    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
•    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele el Corazón”
•    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer”
•    Pitbull feat. Sensato, Lil Jon & Osmani Garcia, “El Taxi”  

Streaming Song of the Year:
•    Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, “Te Metiste”
•    Daddy Yankee, “Shaky Shaky”
•    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele el Corazón”
•    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer” 

ALBUM CATEGORIES 

Top Latin Album of the Year:
•    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Que Bendición
•    Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo 2
•    Juan Gabriel, Vestido de Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes
•    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo

Latin Compilation Album of the Year:
•    Varios/Various, 20 Bandazos de Oro: Puros Éxitos
•    Varios/Various, De Puerto Rico Para El Mundo
•    Varios/Various, Las Bandas Románticas de América 2016
•    Varios/Various, Latin Hits 2016: Club Edition

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male:
•    J Balvin
•    Joan Sebastian
•    Juan Gabriel
•    Marco Antonio Solís 

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female:
•    Ana Gabriel
•    Jenni Rivera
•    Selena
•    Thalía

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
•    Calibre 50
•    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
•    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho

Top Latin Albums Label of the Year:
•    DEL
•    Lizos
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year:
•    DEL
•    Disa
•    Fonovisa
•    Sony Music Latin 

LATIN POP CATEGORIES

Latin Pop Song of the Year:
•    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
•    Chino & Nacho feat. Daddy Yankee, “Andas En Mi Cabeza”
•    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele el Corazón”
•    Reik & Nicky Jam, “Ya Me Enteré”

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    Carlos Vives
•    Enrique Iglesias
•    Ricky Martin
•    Shakira

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Chino & Nacho
•    CNCO
•    Jesse & Joy
•    Sin Bandera 

Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year:
•    Mr. 305
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
•    Warner Latina

 

Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year:
•    Capitol Latin
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latino
•    Warner Latina

Latin Pop Album of the Year:
•    CNCO, Primera Cita
•    Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo 2
•    Juan Gabriel, Vestido Por Etiqueta Por Eduardo Magallanes
•    Selena, Lo Mejor de…

Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    Ana Gabriel
•    Juan Gabriel
•    Marco Antonio Solís
•    Selena

Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    CNCO
•    Il Divo
•    Jesse & Joy
•    Reik

Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year:
•    Columbia
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
•    Warner Latina

Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year:
•    Capitol Latin
•    Fonovisa
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latino 

TROPICAL CATEGORIES

Tropical Song of the Year:
•    Deorro feat. Pitbull & Elvis Crespo, “Bailar”
•    Gente de Zona feat. Marc Anthony, “Traidora”
•    Prince Royce, “La Carretera”
•    Victor Manuelle & Yandel, “Imaginar”

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    Elvis Crespo
•    Marc Anthony
•    Prince Royce
•    Romeo Santos 

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    24 Horas
•    Chiquito Team Band
•    Gente de Zona
•    Grupo Niche

Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year:
•    LP
•    ParkEast
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year:
•    Capitol Latin
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latino
•    Warner Latina

Tropical Album of the Year:
•    Aventura, Todavía Me Amas: Lo Mejor de Aventura
•    El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Alunizando
•    Gente de Zona, Visualízate
•    La Tribu de Abrante, Otro Formato de Música

Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    Diego “El Cigala”
•    Manny Manuel
•    Marc Anthony
•    Victor Manuelle

Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Aventura
•    El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
•    Gente de Zona
•    La Tribu de Abrante

Sello Discográfico del Año, “Tropical Albums” Tropical Albums Label of the Year:
•    EGC
•    Planet Records
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year:
•    Magnus
•    Planet Records
•    Premium Latin
•    Sony Music Latin

REGIONAL MEXICAN CATEGORIES 

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
•    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, “Me Vas A Extrañar”
•    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, “Solo Con Verte”
•    La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho, “Me Va A Pesar”
•    Regulo Caro, “Cicatriiices” 

Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    Adriel Favela
•    Gerardo Ortiz
•    Regulo Caro
•    Remmy Valenzuela 

Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
•    Calibre 50
•    La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
•    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho

Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year:
•    DEL
•    Lizos
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year:
•    DEL
•    Disa
•    Fonovisa
•    Lizos

Regional Mexican Album of the Year:
•    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Que Bendición
•    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda, Lecciones Para El Corazón
•    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda, Mis Ídolos, Hoy Mis Amigos!!!
•    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo 

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    Espinoza Paz
•    Jenni Rivera
•    Joan Sebastian
•    Vicente Fernández

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
•    Calibre 50
•    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
•    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho

Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year:
•    DEL
•    Lizos
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year:
•    DEL
•    Disa
•    Fonovisa
•    Lizos 

LATIN RHYTHM CATEGORIES 

Latin Rhythm Song of the Year:
•    Farruko Feat. Ky-Mani Marley, “Chillax”
•    J Balvin, “Bobo”
•    Maluma feat. Yandel, “El Perdedor”
•    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    J Balvin
•    Maluma
•    Nicky Jam
•    Yandel

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Alexis & Fido
•    Plan B
•    Play-N-Skillz
•    Zion & Lennox

Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year:
•    Mr. 305
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
•    Warner Latina

Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year:
•    Capitol Latin
•    La Industria
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Warner Latina

Latin Rhythm Album of the Year:
•    Farruko, Visionary
•    J Balvin, Energía
•    Maluma, Pretty Boy Dirty Boy
•    Yandel, Dangerous

Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    Farruko
•    J Balvin
•    Maluma
•    Pitbull 

Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Cartel de Santa
•    Plan B
•    Yomil Y El Dany
•    Zion & Lennox

Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year:
•    Rich
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
•    Warner Latina 

Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year:
•    Capitol Latin
•    Pina
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latino 

WRITERS/PRODUCERS/PUBLISHERS CATEGORIES 

Songwriter of the Year:
•    Edén Muñoz
•    Horacio Palencia Cisneros
•    Luciano Luna Díaz
•    Raymond Luis “Daddy Yankee” Ayala Rodríguez

Publisher of the Year:
•    DEL World Songs, ASCAP
•    Dulce Maria Music, LLC, SESAC
•    Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing LLC, ASCAP
•    Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing, LLC, BMI

Publishing Corporation of the Year:
•    BMG
•    Sony/ATV Music
•    Universal Music
•    Warner/Chappell Music 

Producer of the Year:
•    Alejandro “Sky” Suárez Ramírez
•    Jesus Jaime González Terrazas
•    Saga Whiteblack
•    Sergio Lizarraga

Vives to Kick Off U.S. Tour in April

Carlos Vives is hittin’ the road…

The 55-year-old Colombian singer, who recently released the music video for his new single “Al filo de tu amor,” has announced dates for his upcoming U.S. tour, set to kick off April 15 in New York.

Carlos Vives

Vives will make stops in other major cities, including Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago.

“I’m very happy to reunite with my fans across the U.S. on this magical journey” Vives says in a statement.

Tickets will go on sale Friday (Jan. 27).

Check out Carlos Vives’ U.S. tour dates below:
April 15         New York, NY         Radio City Music Hall
April 16         Chicago, IL             Rosemont Theatre
May 4            Houston, TX           Smart Financial Centre
May 5th         Las Vegas, NV       The Pearl at The Palms
May 7            Los Angeles, CA    The Greek Theater
May 12          Atlanta, GA             Fox Theatre
May 13          Miami, FL               American Airlines Arena
May 14          Orlando, FL            Amway Center

Vives Releases Music Video for New Single “Al filo de tu amor”

Carlos Vives is living on the edge

After teasing his new single and music video last week, the 55-year-old Colombian singer has released the official clip for “Al filo de tu amor.”

Carlos Vives

The video follows Vives’ journey through the bustling streets of a bitter cold New York, while he searches for the woman of his dreams, who has suddenly stopped answering his calls and disappeared.

“In this occasion I mention New York, and there’s a reason behind it,” Vives said about the song. “I have a special connection with that city and with a community that opened their doors and have loved us very much throughout the years… listen, New York, because I am singing to you.”

The pop/vallenato single follows his chart-topping hit “La bicicleta,” featuring fellow Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira.

“Al filo de tu amor” is the second single of Vives’ forthcoming studio album, titled Vives.