Rosalía Makes First Chart Visit on Billboard Hot 100 with Travis Scott Collaboration, “TKN”

It’s a special first for Rosalía

The 26-year-old Grammy-winning Spanish singer has notched her first chart visit on the Billboard Hot 100, as her Travis Scott collaboration “TKN” arrives at No. 66 on the all-genre chart dated June 13.

Rosalia

Additionally, Rosalia and Scott’s new single debuts at No. 2 on the Hot Latin Songs chart.

The dembow-infused tune with a trap beat was co-produced by both acts with El GuinchoSky RompiendoTainy and Teo Halm. It was released May 28 via Columbia Records.

“TKN” lands on both charts mostly on the strength of streaming activity. The bilingual track collected 7.3 million U.S. clicks in the week ending June 4, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, which yields a No. 1 debut on the Latin Streaming Songs chart.

“TKN” also registered 5,000 downloads in the week ending May 4, and debuts at No. 1 on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart. It’s the second No. 1 for Rosalia on that list, and first for Scott.

“TKN” marks the highest charting title for Rosalia on Hot Latin Songs. She previously ranked as high as No. 12 with “Yo X Ti, Tú x Mi” with Ozuna (January 11-dated tally), and with her first chart entry, “Con Altura” with J Balvin and El Guincho (chart dated June 29, 2019). 

“TKN” is the pair’s second team-up. Their first collaboration arrived through the remix of Scott’s Hot 100 No. 1 “Highest in the Room,” which also features Lil Baby.

Rosalia Reveals Second Upcoming Collaboration with Travis Scott, “TKN”

Rosalia’s reuniting with Travis Scott

The 26-year-old Spanish singer will join voices with Scott for a second collaboration.

Rosalia

Rosalia announced the new collaboration via a social media post shared Monday, May 25 with the caption “It’s coming TKN.”

Rosalia didn’t reveal many details about the song, including when it will be released or what it will sound like. But in a previous interview with Apple Music, the “Con Altura” singer said that she initially planned to release a “super aggressive” club song with the rapper, but “didn’t feel like it was right to release, and I didn’t feel like it was connected with what was going on in the world at that moment.”

“TKN” follows Rosalía’s feature on Scott’s “Highest in the Roomremix released in December, which also featured Lil Baby.

The upcoming collaboration also won’t be the first time she releases new music while sheltering in place in Miami. 

In March, Rosalía released “Dolerme,” an urban-infused alternative rock song about changing for someone who’s not worth it.

Rosalia to Appear at This Year’s LatinFest+

Rosalíais hittin’ the fest…

The 26-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter is set to take part in the 2020 LatinFest+, which is produced by Billboardand Telemundo.

The Grammy nominee for Best New Artist will be part of a superstar Q&A taking place the week of April 20-23 in Las Vegas. 

Rosalia

Hailed as one the breakthrough artists of the world last year, Rosalía was the only newcomer to secure a spot on Billboard’s year-end Top Latin Artistschart and one of only six female acts to claim a spot on the 50-deep male predominant list. She has steadily populated the Latin charts captivating the industry with her flamenco genre-bending sonority and stylistic musical collision making her a trailblazer of the genre.  

Her second-studio album, the flamenco-pop-urban tinged El Mal Quererdebuted at No. 10 on the Top Latin Albumschart and Rosalía has claimed four titles on the Hot Latin Songs chart, including “Con Altura,” with J Balvinand El Guincho, which peaked at No. 13 and won best urban song at the 2019 Latin Grammyawards.

Formerly known as Billboard Latin Music Week, the now substantially bigger weeklong event and panel series will unite Latin’s top artists, including Los Tigres del NorteOzunaand J Balvin, to celebrate Hispanic music and entertainment at large. 

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. 

Latinfest+ will be an immersive, weeklong experience for the Latin entertainment industry, artists, executives and fans and will include superstar conversations, industry panels and workshops, celebrity fireside chats, live concerts, fan experiences and live activations of some of Billboard’s most celebrated franchises, including On the Riseand Growing Up Latino.

The full-run week of activities culminates with the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live April 23 on Telemundo. Finalists for the awards will be announced in February.

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

Camila Cabello Earns Six iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

Camila Cabello has plenty of (i)heart

The iHeartRadio Music Awards nominated have been revealed, with the 22-year-old Mexican/Cuban singer picking up six nods, the most of any Latina/o artist.

Camila Cabello

Cabello earned nods in the Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Lyrics and Best Music Video categories for “Señorita,” her chart-topping collaboration with Shawn Mendes.

Cabello is also up for Best Fan Army, as well as Best Cover Song for her cover of Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved.” 

Cardi B has picked up four nods…

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar is nominated for Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, as well as Hip-Hop Song of the Year for “Money.”

Cardi B is also nominated for Latin Pop/Urban Song of the Year for her collaboration with DJ Snake, Ozuna and Selena Gomez, “Taki Taki,” as well as Best Remix for appearing on Blueface’s “Thotiana” alongside YG.

Daddy Yankee has picked up four nominations…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican rapper/singer, a nominee in the Latin Pop/Urban Artist of the Year category,is also up for Best Music Video, Best Remix and Latin Pop/Urban Song of the Year for his hit single“Con Calma.”

Bad Bunny has received three nods…

The 25-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer picked up two nods in the Latin Pop/Urban Song of the Year category, for his single “MIA” featuring Drake, and “Que Pretendes, his collaboration with J Balvin.

Bad Bunny is also up for Latin Pop/Urban Artist of the Year.

J Balvin is also a three-time nominee this year…

The 34-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer is nominated for Latin Pop/Urban Artist of the Year, as well as Latin Pop/Urban Song of the Year for “Que Pretendes” with Bad Bunny, and Best Music Video for “Con Altura” withRosalía and El Guincho.

Spanish singer/songwriter Rosalia, 26, is also nominated for Best New Latin Pop/Urban Artist. She’s nominated alongside CamiloGuaynaaLunayand Sech.

Selena Gomezhas picked up three nods…

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress is up for Best Lyrics for her first-ever chart-topper Lose You To Love Me.”  She’s also up for Best Fan Army and Latin Pop/Urban Song of the Year for “Taki Taki.”

The iHeartRadio Music Awards recognize the most-played names and songs throughout iHeartRadio‘s stations and apps.

Other multiple nominees include OzunaCalibre 50El Fantasmaand Christian Nodal.

Fans will have the opportunity to vote for several categories, including best fan army, best lyrics, best cover song, best music video, best remix, the social star award, favorite tour photographer and the first-ever favorite music video choreography award. 

Voting is available now, through Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards, and will close on March 23 at 8 p.m. ET, except for best fan army, which will run until March 27 at 9:00 am ET. 

The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on March 29 at 8:00 pm ET on Fox

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Song of the Year
“bad guy” – Billie Eilish
“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X
“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
“Sucker” – Jonas Brothers
“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo

Female Artist of the Year 
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Halsey 
Lizzo
Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year
Ed Sheeran
Khalid
Luke Combs
Post Malone
Shawn Mendes

Best Duo/Group of the Year
Dan + Shay
Imagine Dragons
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco

Best Collaboration
“Dancing With A Stranger” – Sam Smith & Normani
“Eastside” – benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid
“I Don’t Care” – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
“Sunflower” – Post Malone & Swae Lee

Best New Pop Artist:
Ava Max
FLETCHER
Lewis Capaldi
Lil Nas X
Lizzo

Alternative Rock Song of the Year
“bad guy” – Billie Eilish
“Doin’ Time” – Lana Del Rey
“Ready To Let Go” – Cage The Elephant
“The Hype” – twenty one pilots
“Trampoline” – SHAED

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year
Billie Eilish
Cage The Elephant
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
twenty one pilots

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist
Dirty Honey
Dominic Fike
Matt Maeson
SHAED
The Glorious Sons

Rock Song of the Year
“Blue On Black” – Five Finger Death Punch
“Ghost” – Badflower
“Lo/Hi” – The Black Keys
“Monsters” – Shinedown
“S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)” – The Glorious Sons

Rock Artist of the Year
Disturbed
Five Finger Death Punch
Godsmack
Greta Van Fleet
Shinedown

Country Song of the Year
“Beautiful Crazy” – Luke Combs
“GIRL” – Maren Morris
“God’s Country” – Blake Shelton
“The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” – Justin Moore
“Whiskey Glasses” – Morgan Wallen

Country Artist of the Year
Carrie Underwood
Dan + Shay
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist
Jimmie Allen
Matt Stell 
Morgan Wallen 
Riley Green
Runaway June

Dance Song of the Year
“Body” – Loud Luxury featuring brando 
“Close To Me” – Ellie Goulding, Diplo featuring Swae Lee
“Here With Me” – Marshmello featuring Chvrches 
“Higher Love” – Kygo & Whitney Houston
“So Close” – NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cutsv featuring Georgia Ku 

Dance Artist of the Year
Diplo
Kygo 
Loud Luxury 
Marshmello 
The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year
“Going Bad” – Meek Mill featuring Drake
“Money In The Grave” – Drake featuring Rick Ross
“Money” – Cardi B
“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X
“Suge” – DaBaby

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
Cardi B
Drake
Lil Baby
Meek Mill 
Travis Scott 

Best New Hip-Hop Artist
City Girls
DaBaby
Lil Nas X
Lizzo 
Megan Thee Stallion

R&B Song of the Year
“Before I Let Go (Homecoming Live Album)” – Beyoncé 
“Girls Need Love (Remix)” – Summer Walker & Drake
“No Guidance” – Chris Brown featuring Drake
“Shot Clock” – Ella Mai
“Talk” – Khalid

R&B Artist of the Year
Chris Brown
Ella Mai
H.E.R.
Khalid
Summer Walker

Best New R&B Artist
Ari Lennox
LightSkinKeisha
Nicole Bus
Summer Walker
The Bonfyre

Latin Pop/Urban Song of the Year
“Calma” – Pedro Capó & Alicia Keys featuring Farruko 
“Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry featuring Snow
“MIA” – Bad Bunny featuring Drake
“QUE PRETENDES” – J Balvin & Bad Bunny
“Taki Taki” – DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B

Latin Pop/Urban Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna

Best New Latin Pop/Urban Artist
Camilo
Guaynaa
Lunay
Rosalía
Sech

Regional Mexican Song of the Year
“¿Por Qué Cambiaste De Opinión” – Calibre 50
“A Través Del Vaso” – Banda Los Sebastianes 
“Con Todo Incluido” – La Adictiva Banda San José De Mesillas 
“Encantadora” – El Fantasma 
“Nada Nuevo” – Christian Nodal

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Christian Nodal
El Fantasma 
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón

Best New Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:Banda Los
Sebastianes 
El Fantasma
Fuerza Regida
Kanales
Lenin Ramírez

Producer of the Year
Andrew Watt
Benny Blanco
Finneas
Louis Bell
Max Martin

Songwriter of the Year
Ashley Gorley
Finneas
Frank Dukes
Louis Bell
Savan Kotecha 

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
“7 rings” – Ariana Grande
“bad guy” – Billie Eilish 
“Beautiful People” – Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid
“Hot Girl Summer” – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign
“Juice” – Lizzo 
“Lose You To Love Me” – Selena Gomez
“Nightmare” – Halsey
“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello 
“Someone You Loved” – Lewis Capaldi 
“The Bones” – Maren Morris
“You Need to Calm Down” – Taylor Swift

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
Led Zeppelin – “Black Dog” – Miley Cyrus cover
Ariana Grande – “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” – Lana Del Rey cover
Phil Collins – “Can’t Stop Loving You” – Taylor Swift cover
Sam Smith & Normani – “Dancing With A Stranger” – 5SOS cover
Elvin Bishop – “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack cover
The Rembrandts – “I’ll Be There For You” – Meghan Trainor cover
Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Keith Urban cover
Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Loved” – Camila Cabello cover
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” – Halsey cover
Post Malone – “Sunflower” – Vampire Weekend cover

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category
Agnation – Agnez Mo
Arianators – Ariana Grande
Beliebers – Justin Bieber
BTSArmy – BTS 
Camilizers – Camila Cabello 
Harries – Harry Styles
Limelights – Why Don’t We
Louies – Louis Tomlinson
MendesArmy – Shawn Mendes 
Niallers – Niall Horan
Selenators – Selena Gomez
Swifties – Taylor Swift

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category
“7 rings” – Ariana Grande
“bad guy” – Billie Eilish 
“Boy With Luv” – BTS featuring Halsey
“Con Altura” – Rosalía, J Balvin featuring El Guincho 
“Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee & Snow
“Dancing With A Stranger” – Sam Smith & Normani 
“I Don’t Care” – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
“Kill This Love” – BLACKPINK 
“ME!” – Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie 
“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello 
“Sucker” – Jonas Brothers

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category
Asher Angel
Cody Orlove 
Danielle Cohn
DeStorm Power
King Bach
Montana Tucker
Niki and Gabi
Piper Rockelle 
Scotty Sire
Stephanie Poetri 
The Moy Boys
Zoe Laverne

Best Remix: *Socially Voted Category
“bad guy” – Billie Eilish (with Justin Bieber)
“Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee, Katy Perry featuring Snow
“Good As Hell” – Lizzo featuring Ariana Grande
“Higher Love” – Kygo & Whitney Houston
“Lover” – Taylor Swift featuring Shawn Mendes
“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“The Bones” – Maren Morris featuring Hozier 
“Thotiana” – Blueface featuring Cardi B and YG
“Trampoline” – SHAED featuring Zayn 
“Without Me” – Halsey featuring Juice WRLD  

Favorite Tour Photographer: *Socially Voted Category           
Adam Degross (Post Malone)
Alfredo Flores (Ariana Grande)
Andy DeLuca (5SOS)
Blair Caldwell (Normani)
Daniel Prakopcyk (John Mayer)
Jake Chamseddine (Panic! At The Disco)     
Josiah Van Dien (Shawn Mendes)
Matty Vogel (Billie Eilish)
Rays Corrupted Mind (Travis Scott)
Zack Caspary (Why Don’t We)
Zakary Walters (Ed Sheeran)

Favorite Music Video Choreography: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
“7 rings” (Ariana Grande) – Scott and Brian Nicholson
“How Do You Sleep?” (Sam Smith) – Parris Goebel
“Kill This Love” (BLACKPINK) – Kyle Hanagami & Kiel Tutin 
“ME!” (Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie) – Tyce Diorio 
“Motivation” (Normani) – Sean Bankhead 
“Señorita” (Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello) – Calvit Hodge & Sara Bivens

Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma” Leads YouTube’s List of Most Viewed Music Videos of 2019

Daddy Yankeeis the calma-ingforce on YouTube

With the year nearing its end, the 42-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton rapper/singer leads YouTube’s most-viewed music videos of 2019.

Daddy Yankee

YouTube ha sunveiled its year-end stats, revealing its top global music videos of the year, with seven out of the top 10 clips belonging to or featuring Latino artists. 

Daddy Yankee and Snow crown the list with their emoji-filled dance party “Con Calma,” followed by Rosalía and J Balvin’s sky-high “Con Altura” featuring El Guincho. Both videos have amassed more than 1 billion views since their release.

Further proving the impact of Latin music globally, the top 5 most-viewed music videos also include Anuel AA and Karol G’s “Secreto” (No. 3); Anuel AA’s “China” in collaboration with Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna and J Balvin (No. 4); and Jhay Cortez’s “No Me Conoce (Remix)” with J Balvin and Bad Bunny (No. 5). The Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello collaboration “Señorita” follows at No. 6.

Next up are videos by BLACKPINKBillie Eilish and Ariana Grande, plus Maluma’s colorful street video “HP” rounding out the list at No. 10 with more than 600 million views.

Here’s the list of YouTube’s Top 10 Global Music Videos of 2019:

1. Daddy Yankee & Snow – “Con Calma”
2. Rosalia, J Balvin – “Con Altura” ft. El Guincho
3. Anuel AA, Karol G – “Secreto”
4. Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin – “China”
5. Jhay Cortez, J. Balvin, Bad Bunny – “No Me Conoce (Remix)”
6. Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
7. BLACKPINK – “’Kill This Love’ M/V”
8. Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
9. Ariana Grande – “7 rings”
10. Maluma – “HP”

Rosalia Releases New Single “A Pale,” An Ode to Her Childhood in Barcelona

Rosalía is celebrating her roots in a special way…

In celebration of the first anniversary of her album El Mal Querer, the 26-year-old Spanish singer  has released a new song called “A Pale.”

Rosalia

Co-produced by Rosalía, El Guinchoand Frank Dukes, the songs “takes its name from the nearly ubiquitous wooden shipping pallets Rosalía was surrounded by for years growing up in an area outside Barcelona dominated by [the] trucking industry,” a release explains, “but the spirit of the song centers around ‘doing it big’ — our ability to be strong and carry a lot of weight.”

Fittingly, the clip was filmed in a warehouse, and directed by Jora Frantzis.  

On “A Pale,” Rosalia fuses her flamenco with contemporary global rhythms, stepping aside from the reggaeton beat from some of her other recent releases, like “Con Altura” with J Balvinand El Guincho and “Yo X Ti, Tu X Mi” with Ozuna

Rosalia Leads the Pack of Latino/a MTV Europe Music Awards Nominees

Rosalia is expanding her popularity in Europe… 

The 26-year-old Spanish singer has received four MTV Europe Music Awards  (MTV EMAs), making her this year’s leading Latina/o nominee.

Rosalia

Rosalia, a rising force in the Latin music industry, is nominated for Best Videoand Best Collaborationfor her hit song “Con Altura,” featuring J. Balvinand El Guincho.

In addition, the two-time Latin Grammywinner is nominated in the Best Lookand Best Pushcategories.

Rosalia’s collaborator, J Balvin, is the top-nominated Latino this year…

In addition to his nods with Rosalia for “Con Altura” in the Best Videoand Best Collaboration categories, the 34-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer and fashionista is nominated for Best Look.

Camila Cabello, last year’s MTV EMAs Best Artistwinner, is nominated three times this year…

The 22-year-old Cuban & Mexican singer is nominated in the Best Songand Best Collaboration for “Señorita,” her sizzling collaboration with Shawn Mendes.

Additionally, Cabello is up for Best Pop

Becky Ghas earned her first-ever MTV EMAs nod.

The 22-year-old Mexican American bilingual singer is nominated in the Best Popcategory.

Cardi B, last year’s Best New (Act) winner, has earned a nod this year.

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation is nominated in the Best Hip-Hopcategory.

FKA Twigs has earned some love this year…

The 31-year-old part-Spanish singer is nominated for her first-ever MTV EMAs in the Best Alternativecategory.

CNCO has earned their first-ever MTV EMAs nomination…

The Latin boy band is nominated in the Best Push category.

With the EMAs set to take place in Seville, Spain on November 3, MTVunveiled the nominees in key categories with a nod to the traditional Spanish cortado via foam cream visuals.

The awards show will air live on MTV in nearly 180 countries, with the red carpet sponsored by the upcoming Charlie’s Angels film.

Here’s the full list of nominations:

Best Video
Ariana Grande thank u, next
Billie Eilish bad guy
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road (Remix)
Rosalia, J Balvin ft. El Guincho Con Altura
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco ME! 

Best Artist
Ariana Grande
J Balvin
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best Song
Ariana Grande 7 rings
Billie Eilish bad guy
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road (Remix) 
Post Malone, Swae Lee Sunflower
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello Señorita

Best Collaboration
BTS, Halsey Boy With Luv
Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road (Remix)
Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
ROSALÍA, J Balvin ft. El Guincho Con Altura
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello Señorita
The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha Call You Mine

Best New
Ava Max
Billie Eilish
Lewis Capaldi
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Mabel

Best Pop
Ariana Grande
Becky G
Camila Cabello
Halsey
Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes

Best Live
Ariana Grande
BTS
Ed Sheeran
P!NK
Travis Scott

Best Rock
Green Day
Imagine Dragons
Liam Gallagher
Panic! At The Disco
The 1975

Best Hip-Hop
21 Savage
Cardi B
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Travis Scott

Best Alternative
FKA Twigs
Lana Del Rey
Solange
twenty one pilots
Vampire Weekend

Best Electronic
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake
Marshmello
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

Best Look
Halsey
J Balvin
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
ROSALÍA

Biggest Fans
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
BTS
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best Push
Ava Max
Billie Eilish
CNCO
H.E.R.
Jade Bird
Juice WRLD
Kiana Ledé
Lauv
Lewis Capaldi
Lizzo
Mabel
Rosalia

Best World Stage
Bebe Rexha Isle of MTV Malta 2019
Hailee Steinfeld Isle of MTV Malta 2018
Muse Bilbao, Spain 2018
The 1975 Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019
twenty one pilots Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

Best U.K. & Ireland Act
Lewis Capaldi
Dave
Mabel
Ed Sheeran
Little Mix (Social Wildcard Winner)

Best U.S. Act
Lil Nas X
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Lizzo
Taylor Swift

Alejandro Sanz Tops List of Latin Grammy Nominees with Eight Nods

Alejandro Sanz is this year’s Latin Grammys darling…

The 50-year-old Spanish singer/songwriter is the top-nominated artist for the 20th annual Latin Grammy Awards

Alejandro Sanz

Sanz, a 17-time Latin Grammy winner, is up for eight awards this year, including Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album, for #ElDisco

Additionally, two of Sanz’s tracks — “No Tengo Nada” and “Mi Persona Favorita” (featuring Camila Cabello, a three-time nominee this year) — are competing against each other in the Song of the Year and Record of the Yearcategories.

Sanz’s compatriot Rosalía is nominated for five awards.

The 26-year-old Spanish singer’s groundbreaking flamenco set El Mal Querer will go head to head against Sanz, her advocate (Rosalía sang at Sanz’s Person of the Year tribute in 2017) in the Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Albumcategories. 

Rosalía also has three separate singles, only one of them from her album, competing in different categories: “Aute Couture,” is up for Record of the Year; “Con Altura” with J Balvin, and featuring El Guincho, is up for Best Urban Song; and “Pienso en tu Mirá” (from El Mal Querer) is up for Best Pop SongEl Mal Querer is up for Best Engineered Albumand Best Recording Package. El Guincho, Rosalía’s co producer, is also up for five awards.

This year’s nominations skewed more pop and alternative, with urban totally absent from the main categories (minus Rosalía’s genre-bending fare). It almost felt like a rebuke against a global trend that has seen Latin urban music in all its forms gather record-breaking views on YouTube, streams on Spotify and Apple and positions on the Billboardcharts.

Instead, artists like Bad Bunny (with two nominations), Ozuna and Daddy Yankee(with only one each), were found only in the urban categories. 

The most nods in the urban/reggaeton realm went to newcomer Sech, with three, including his multi-artist “Otro Trago,” which competes in the Best Urban Songcategory against Ozuna(“Baila Baila”), ChocQuibtown’s  “Pa Olvidarte”; Rosalía and J Balvin’s “Con Altura”; and De La Ghetto’s “Caliente” featuring J Balvin. 

Following Rosalía, veterans Juan Luis GuerraFonseca and Andrés Calamaro are up for four awards each, as is percussionist and bandleader Tony Succar. All have nominations in the main categories, with Fonseca, Calamaro and Succar all vying for Album of the Year. Meanwhile, Guerra’s “Kitipún,” a slow bachata with jazz undertones, is up for Song and Record of the Year. 

In video of the year, the representation came in the form of social commentary from Brazil (via Criolo’s “Boca du Lobo,” a harrowing look at Brazil’s societal crisis) and Spain (with rapper Nach’s “Los Zurdos Vienen Antes”). 

This year’s Best New Artist nominees include Argentine trap star Paulo Londra; Colombian rising star Greeicy; and Nella, a Venezuelan jazz singer from Berklee College of Music

Nominations to the Latin Grammys were selected from approximately 15,500 submissions across 50 categories, of recordings released during the eligibility period (June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019).

The Latin Grammys will air live on November 14 from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arenain Las Vegas on Univision

Here’s a partial list of nominees. (For a full list, visit http://Latingrammy.com.)

Record Of The Year:
“Parecen Viernes” — Marc Anthony
“Verdades Afiladas” — Andrés Calamaro
“Ahí Ahí” — Vicente García
“Kitipun” — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
“Querer Mejor” — Juanes Featuring Alessia Cara
“La Plata” — Juanes Featuring Lalo Ebratt
“Aute Couture” — Rosalía
“Mi Persona Favorita” — Alejandro Sanz & Camila Cabello
“No Tengo Nada” — Alejandro Sanz
“Cobarde” — Ximena Sariñana

Song Of The Year:
“Calma” — Pedro Capó, Gabriel Edgar González Pérez & George Noriega, songwriters (Pedro Capó)
“Desconstrução” — Tiago Iorc, songwriter (Tiago Iorc)
“El País” — Rubén Blades, songwriter (Rubén Blades)
“Kitipun” — Juan Luis Guerra, songwriter (Juan Luis Guerra 4.40)
“Mi Persona Favorita” — Camila Cabello & Alejandro Sanz, songwriters (Alejandro Sanz & Camila Cabello)
“No Tengo Nada” — Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz)
“Quédate” — Kany García & Tommy Torres, songwriters (Kany García & Tommy Torres)
“Querer Mejor” — Rafael Arcaute, Alessia Cara, Camilo Echeverry, Juanes, Mauricio Montaner, Ricardo Montaner & Tainy, songwriters (Juanes Featuring Alessia Cara)
“Un Año” — Mauricio Rengifo, Andrés Torres & Sebastián Yatra, songwriters (Sebastián Yatra Featuring Reik)
“Ven” — Fonseca, songwriter (Fonseca)

Best Pop Song:
“Bailar” — Leonel García, songwriter (Leonel García)
“Buena Para Nada” — Paula Arenas, Luigi Castillo & Santiago Castillo, songwriters (Paula Arenas)
“Mi Persona Favorita” — Camila Cabello & Alejandro Sanz, songwriters (Alejandro Sanz & Camila Cabello)
“Pienso En Tu Mirá” — Antón Álvarez Alfaro, El Guincho & Rosalía, songwriters (Rosalía)
“Ven” — Fonseca, songwriter (Fonseca)

Best Urban Fusion/Performance:
“Tenemos Que Hablar” — Bad Bunny
“Calma (Remix)” — Pedro Capó & Farruko
“Pa’ Olvidarte (Remix)” — ChocQuibtown, Zion & Lennox, Farruko Featuring Manuel Turizo
“Con Calma” — Daddy Yankee Featuring Snow
“Otro Trago” — Sech Featuring Darell

Best Urban Music Album:
Kisses— Anitta
X 100Pre — Bad Bunny
Mi Movimiento— De La Ghetto
19 — Feid
Sueños — Sech

Best Urban Song:
“Baila Baila Baila” — Ozuna & Vicente Saavedra, songwriters (Ozuna)
“Caliente” — J Balvin, René Cano, De La Ghetto & Alejandro Ramirez, songwriters (De La Ghetto Featuring J Balvin)
“Con Altura” — J Balvin, Mariachi Budda, Frank Dukes, El Guincho, Alejandro Ramirez & Rosalía, songwriters (Rosalía & J Balvin Featuring El Guincho)
“Otro Trago” — Kevyn Mauricio Cruz, Kevin Mauricio Jimenez Londoño, Bryan Lezcano Chaverra, Josh Mendez, Sech & Jorge Valdes, songwriters (Sech Featuring Darell)
“Pa’ Olvidarte” — René Cano, ChocQuibtown, Kevyn Cruz Moreno, Juan Diego Medina Vélez, Andrés David Restrepo, Mateo Tejada Giraldo, Andrés Uribe Marín, Juan Vargas & Doumbia Yohann, songwriters (ChocQuibTown)

Best Alternative Music Album:
Latinoamericana— Alex Anwandter
Discutible —Babasónicos
Bach — Bandalos Chinos
Prender Un Fuego— Marilina Bertoldi
Norma— Mon Laferte

Best Traditional Tropical Album:
Andrés Cepeda Big Band(En Vivo)— Andrés Cepeda
Vereda Tropical— Olga Cerpa y Mestisay
Lo Nuestro— Yelsy Heredia
A Journey Through CubanMusic— Aymée Nuviola
La Llave Del Son— Septeto Acarey

Best Singer-Songwriter Album:
Acústica— Albita
Contra El Viento— Kany García
Amor Presente— Leonel García
Algo Ritmos— Kevin Johansen
Intuición— Gian Marco

Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album:
Mi Persona Preferida— El Bebeto
Sigue La Dinastía… — Alex Fernández
Más Romántico Que Nunca— Vicente Fernández
Indestructible— Flor De Toloache
Ahora — Christian Nodal

Best Norteño Album:
Por Más —Bronco
Las Canciones De La Abuela— Buyuchek
Mitad Y Mitad— Calibre 50
Percepción — Intocable
Amo — La Maquinaria Norteña

Best Long Form Music Video:
“Anatomía De Un Éxodo” — Mastodonte
“Piazzolla, Los Años Del Tiburón” — Astor Piazzolla
“Hotel De Los Encuentros” — Draco Rosa
“Lo Que Fui Es Lo Que Soy” — Alejandro Sanz
“Déjame Quererte” — Carlos Vives

Sech Extends Record for Most Non-Consecutive Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Argentina Hot 100 with “Toro Trago”

Sech is still big in Argentina…

The Panamanian singer’s single “Otro Trago” has now claimed the top spot on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 for a total of 13 weeks, extending its record for the most non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the chart. 

Sech

The song by Sech and Darell held first place for seven consecutive weeks before its reign was interrupted by the rise of Rosalia‘s “Con Altura” for 21 days.

But “Otro Trago” returned to the top thanks to the remix of the track joined by three frontline players: OzunaAnuel AA and Nicky Jam.Since its return to No. 1, it has been ruling for six uninterrupted weeks, accumulating a total of 13. 

However, the record for most weeks in a row at No. 1 is still Daddy Yankee‘s “Con Calma,” with a total of nine weeks.

The song by “The King of Reggaeton” remains in the Top 10 of the list. The track accumulated 32 weeks on the list, with 31 in the first 10 places. Currently, it is ranked No. 5, rising two places over the previous week.

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 like YouTubeSpotify and 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 are 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 Sept. 14)
1. Sech feat. Darell – “Otro trago”
2. Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee & Karol G Feat. J Balvin & Ozuna – “China”
3. Rosalía & J Balvin Feat. El Guincho – “Con altura”
4. Jhay Cortez, J Balvin & Bad Bunny – “No me conoce (remix)”
5. Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry Feat. Snow – “Con calma”
6. Lunay – “Soltera”
7. Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
8. Maluma – “11 PM”
9. Pedro Capó ft. Farruko – “Calma (remix)”
10. TINI & Greeicy – “22”

Karol G & Anuel AA’s “Secreto” Tops VEVO’s Top Latin Videos List for the First Half of 2019

It’s no secret… Karol G and Anuel AA are the hottest couple in Latin music… And, they have the online impressions to prove it.

VEVO has unveiled its Top Latin Videos of the year (so far) via a curated playlist, with the 28-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer and the 26-year-old Puerto Rican rapper taking the top spot.

Karol G & Anuel AA

The music video for Anuel AA and Karol G’s “Secreto,” which premiered on January 15, currently has more than 718,000 views. The clip highlights the couple’s journey, from traveling on a private jet together to spending the holidays with the family. 

“Secreto” is followed by RosaliaJ Balvin and El Guincho’s plane party in “Con Altura” with nearly 500,000 views.

Maluma, on the other hand, is featured three times on the list with “HP,” “11 PM,” and his collaboration in Becky G’s “La Respuesta.” 

“That playlist is for the top 10 most-viewed Latin videos of 2019 so far, based on videos January 1, 2019, to June 30, 2019,” a VEVO representative confirms to Billboard. 

Here’s the full list:

“Secreto” – Anuel AA, Karol G (718.1K + views)
“Con Altura” – Rosalia, J Balvin ft. El Guincho (458.5K + views)
“HP” – Maluma (440.8K + views)
“Un Año” – Sebastian Yatra, Reik (328.8K + views)
“Aullando” – Wisin & Yandel, Romeo Santos (290.6K + views)
“No Me Conoce Bien (Remix)” – Jhay Cortez, J Balvin, Bad Bunny (193.7K + views)
“11PM” – Maluma (144.1K + views)
“La Respuesta” – Becky, Maluma (135.7K + views)
“Simplemente Gracias” – Calibre 50 (52K + views)
“De Los Besos Que Te Di” – Christian Nodal (51.5K views)