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.

Christian Nodal Releases New Mariachi-Country Single “Se Me Olvido”

Christian Nodal is a little forgetful…

The 21-year-old Mexican singer/songwriter has released a new single for the broken-hearted who are enjoying the single life, entitled “Se Me Olvido.” 

Christian Nodal

With lyrics like “I forgot I was hurt because you left me / now that I’m dancing I stopped missing you,” and “I’m beginning to like being single and I’m going to stay that way,” the Mexican crooner sings about feeling better and happier after a breakup.

Composed by Edgar Barreraand Geovani Cabrera, “Se Me Olvido” fuses country music with mariachi and comes with a playful clip that was filmed in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

In the music video, Nodal is seen singing the song as he’s joined by a group of people having a great time at a festival in a desert setting.

Nodal is a three-time finalist at the 2020 Billboard Latin American Music Awards. The awards show will air live April 23 on Telemundo.

Luis Coronel Celebrates Birthday with New Song “Solo Un Poquito”

Luis Coronel is commemorating his birthday with a new song…

To celebrate his 24th birthday, the Mexican American singer released “Solo un Poquito,” a banda track penned by Edgar Barrera and Nir Seroussi.

Luis Coronel

“I am more than excited that my fans can listen to more and more of my music,” Coronel tells Billboard. “It’s about making this day special not only for me on my birthday, but for all of those who are always supporting my career.”

His birthday wish this year: “Health, prosperity and good things to everyone around me.”

“Solo un Poquito” is Coronel’s first single the year and follows his 2019 collaborations with La Séptima BandaBanda Los Recoditos and Play-N-Skillz

Maluma Releases Music Video for New Single “HP”

Malumais back with new music…

The 25-year-old Colombian singer has released his new single “HP,” along with a vibrant video.

Maluma

In the new track, Maluma sings about a woman who goes out with the intention of having a blast and getting over a cheating boyfriend. 

The single was produced by MadMusickand Edgar Barrera.

The song’s colorful video, filmed in Miami, Fla. was directed by Nuno Gomes.

In the clip, Maluma takes over Miami’s Wynwood area (the city’s art district) with a group of friends, throwing a big block fiesta to celebrate that his protagonist is a single women.

“HP” will be part of Maluma’s fourth album 11:11, to be released later this year.

Maluma Releases “Mala Mia” Remix with Becky G & Anitta

Malumais calling on two superstar ladies for a bad remix…

The 24-year-old Colombian urban singer has released a “Mala Mia” remix featuring Anitta and Becky G.

Maluma, Anitta & Becky G

The “Mala Mía” remix follows the same controversial tone of the original version, but this time Anitta and Becky G add a female rebellion vibe with lyrics that mostly talk about sex, demanding equality and defending the free way of living life. 

The new version is complemented by the catchy original chorus, “This is my life, it’s only mine, you don’t live it/ If it bothers you, forget me.”

Maluma, Anitta & Becky G Mala Mia Remix

“Mala Mía” was written by Maluma, Edgar BarreraStiven Rojas, Becky G, Anitta, Johany Alejandro Correa, and the Rude Boyz (Kevin Jiménez and Bryan Lezcano) and produced by Johany Alejandro Correa and The Rude Boyz.

The cover of the single was drawn by Romeo, Maluma’s 10 year-old nephew and the lyric video was inspired by his designs; It was produced, drawn and animated by Sara Escobar.

Guerra Leads Pack of Latin Grammy Nominees

He’s one of the most internationally renowned Latin artists in the world… And, now Juan Luis Guerra is this year’s most recognized Latin musician, at least when it comes to receiving Latin Grammy love.

During a special press conference at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles, it was announced that the 55-year-old Dominican singer, songwriter and producer has earned six nominations for this year’s Latin Grammy Awards, receiving the most nods of any of the artists nominated for the awards show’s thirteenth installment.

Guerra—a 12-time Latin Grammy winner for his distinctive blend of merengue, bolero, bachata and rock—is nominated for record and song of the year for his gospel-tinged single “En El Cielo No Hay Hospital.”

The veteran music star also scored a nod in the Producer of the Year category for his work on Juanes’ MTV Unplugged album, among other musical projects.

Meanwhile, Mexican brother-sister pop duo Jesse & Joy, winners of the best new artist Latin Grammy in 2007, earned five nods heading into Latin music’s biggest night.

The duo earned nods in the big three categories — album, record, and song of the year — for their third studio set ¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro? and their song “Corre!

Guatemalan singer Ricardo Arjona, Colombian rocker Juanes, Cuban musician Arturo Sandoval, Brazilian singer-songwriter Ivete Sangalo and Brazilian singer-composer Caetano Veloso joined music engineer Edgar Barrera and Mexican pop singer Carla Morrison with four nominations each.

The Latin Grammy Awards will take place on November 15 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The show will be broadcast live on Univision from 8:00 – 11:00 pm ET.

Click here for a complete look at this year’s Latin Grammy nominees.