Anuel AA to Speak at This Year’s LatinFest+ 

Anuel AAis ready to talk the talk…

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and singeris set to speak at this year’s LatinFest+ by Billboard and Telemundo, taking place from April 20 to 23 in Las Vegas. 

Anuel AA

He’ll participate in a panel titled “Viva Live with Anuel,” where he’ll talk about the making of his upcoming new album to be released under Sony Music Latin.

Anuel earned his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albumschart with his 2018 debut album Real Hasta la Muerte(on the list dated July 28). 

After the global success of hits like “Ella Quiere Beber,” “Secreto,” and “China,” his new single “KEII” opens at No. 3 on the Hot Latin Songschart (dated February 22), earning him his first top 10 debut of the year on the tally and his 14th top 10 overall. 

The new single, which is Japanese for “respect,” adds his 14th top 10 on the list, following “Me Gusta,” his collaboration with Shakira(No. 6 peak).

Other stars confirmed so far to participate at Latinfest+ include OzunaJ BalvinRosaliaCarlos Vives, and Los Tigres del NorteSechLunayManuel TurizoNatanael CanoCazzuMariahMyke Towers, and Jhay Cortezwill also participate as part of the “On The Rise: The New Generation of Urban Men and Women” panel.

Formerly known as Billboard Latin Music Week, the three-day event and panel series, which has been revamped and expanded in a partnership with Telemundo, will unite Latin music’s top artists and industry leaders. The inaugural Latinfest+ also marks the 30th anniversary of Billboard’s Latin Music Conference, the longest-running and biggest Latin music gathering in the world.

Registration for 2020 LatinFest+ is already open at http://latinfestplus.com.

Nicki Nicole Releases Debut Album “Recuerdos”

Nicki Nicole is ready to make you remember her…

The 19-year-old Argentine singer has released her debut album Recuerdos, which is loaded with pop, R&B and urban sounds that establish her as one of the new voices in Argentina.

Nicki Nicole

Nicole, the singer behind recent hits like “Wapo Traketero” and “Años Luz,” brings a breath of fresh air to trap music with the addition of some soul and R&B flavor.

The artist, real name Nicole Cucco, was blessed with collaborations from Duki and Cazzu, two of the top artists in the new Argentine movement. The singer-songwriter from Rosario has already broken several records, including earning a spot for her first four singles on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100.

Since the release of “Wapo Traketero” on YouTube in April, her name has been popular with record companies and producers, with a “Girl Next Door” quality that can inspire young people and talent to make her an overnight success.

As the year continued, she released three more singles. Her collaboration with Argentine producer BZRP for his Music Session #13 — named by fans as “Cuando Te Veo” — reached No. 3 on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 chart. Her videos for “F—ing Diablo” and “Años Luz” have racked up millions of views.Nicole’s new album includes the singles “7 Lunas,” “Como Dimelo,”“Nos Encontramos,” “Tras Vos,” “Diva” and “Plegarias.”

Daddy Yankee Tops Billboard Argentina Hot 100 for Sixth Straight Week with “Con Calma”

Daddy Yankee is embracing the calm at the top of the charts…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican rapper/singer continues to hold the top spot on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 with his single “Con Calma” featuring Snow for a sixth consecutive week. 

Daddy Yankee

And now, Katy Perry joins the No. 1 team, thanks to her remix of the song. The song is a debut on the charts for the American singer — giving her the best Hot Shot Debutfor an artist.   

The rest of the top three on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 remain the same as last week, with Pedro Capó feat. Farruko‘s “Calma (Remix)” at No. 2, and the Argentine trap anthem “Tumbando el club (Remix)” by Neo Pistea featuring C.R.O.ObiewanshotYsy ACazzu and more at No. 3. It is the first time three remixes have topped the list.   

Rosalía‘s song with J Balvin and El Guincho, “Con Altura,” climbed 12 places, ending the week at No. 12. Rosalía’s first-ever song on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 entered the chart last week at No. 24.  

BTS gained the most positions in the past seven days. “Boy With Luv” featuring Halsey climbed a total of 51 places, now ranking at No. 27. On the day of its release, the video clip accumulated more than 36 million views in 24 hours, setting a YouTube record.

Estelares had the best debut of the week, with Manuel Moretti’s group at No. 69 with the latest single, “Ríos de Lava.”

Finally, “Chica Paranormal” by Paulo Londra re-entered the chart at No. 76, and the Argentinian trapper totaled five songs on the list, including two in the top 10: “Tal vez” at No. 6 and “Adán y Eva” at No. 8.

The Argentina Hot 100 ranks the most popular songs in the country and is compiled by a formula that blends local streaming activity on leading music services such as YouTube, Spotifyand Apple Music, among others, as well as national radio airplay and plays of songs featured on a variety of Argentine TV networks. Streaming data is provided by Nielsen Music, while radio and TV measurement is powered by BMAT/Vericast.

The Billboard Argentina Hot 100 will appear in each monthly print issue and will be refreshed weekly each Wednesday.

Billboard Argentina Hot 100 Top 10 (Week of April 27)
1. Daddy Yankee feat. Snow & Katy Perry – “Con calma (remix)”
2. Pedro Capó feat. Farruko – “Calma”
3. Neo Pistea feat. C.R.O, Obiewanshot, Ysy A, Cazzu, Khea, Lucho SSJ, Coqeéin Montana, Marcianos Crew & Duki – “Tumbando el club (remix)”
4. Dalex feat. Rafa Pabon – “Pa mi”
5. Anuel AA y Karol G – “Secreto”
6. Paulo Londra – “Tal vez”
7. Maluma – “HP”
8. Paulo Londra – “Adán y Eva”
9. Sebastián Yatra y Reik – “Un año”
10. Nicky Jam x Ozuna – “Te robaré”