The 33-year-old part-Spanish singer has released the single “Don’t Judge Me,” feauring UK drill rapper Headie One and English producer Fred again…
It’s FKA twigs’ first new single since 2019.
She also co-directed the accompanying visual with Emmanuel Adjei, which highlights Black models and dancers in utter anguish while encircling Kara Walker‘s Fons Americanus sculpture.
The fountain, inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, captures Black people’s historic plight during the transatlantic slave trade and the interconnected suffering endured by Black people from Africa, America and Europe. Twigs herself is flung across rooms and knocked down to the ground in her own twisted choreography.
“So proud to release ‘don’t judge me’ into the world. this project is very personal and special to me,” she wrote on Instagram. “It was an honour to shoot with kara walkers fountain exploring the interconnection of black history between africa, america and europe. thank you to everyone for making don’t judge me come to life.”
FKA twigs (real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett) filed a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend Shia LaBeouf in December over claims of sexual battery and “relentless abuse” during their relationship. She discussed it at length on the Grounded With Louis Theroux podcast Monday and suggested her allegedly abusive relationship didn’t serve as the inspiration for the upcoming third studio album she created during the pandemic.
“I spent so much time in darkness with him that in lockdown I’ve been missing my friends and going out, getting ready, and dancing,” she told Theroux.
During an interview for the Grammy Museum‘s Programs at Home series in October, FKA twigs revealed that she was finishing up her latest album. Her last album, Magdalene, which she released in November 2019, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. She also name-dropped Spanish producer El Guinchoas one of her collaborators on the untitled album, as well as songwriters Billy Walsh and Ali Tamposi.
“I’ve got more collaborations and features on this album than I’ve ever had before,” she added. “The majority of the people I’ve never met in real life. We spent a lot of time with each other over FaceTime. It’s a real product of 2020.”
Karol G is celebrating a big run at the 2020 MTV European Music Awards.
The 29-year-old Colombian singer picked up two awards at the MTV EMAs, the most of any female artist for the night, and the first of her career.
Karol G won in the Best Collaboration category for “Tusa,” her chart-topping predominantly Spanish single, featuring Nicki Minaj.
It’s the second consecutive year the winner in the Best Collaboration category is a Spanish track. Last year’s winner: Rosalia and J Balvin’s “Con Altura,”featuring El Guincho.
Karol G also took home the inaugural Best Latin award. She was the only female nominated in the category, beating out Maluma, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Ozuna and her boyfriend Anuel AA.
Cardi B took home the award for Best Hip Hop.
The 28-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar is only the second female artist to win in that category, following Minaj, a five-time winner in the category.
Here’s a look at all of the MTV EMA winners.
Best Video: DJ Khaled feat. Drake — “Popstar” Best Artist: Lady Gaga
Best Song: BTS — “Dynamite” Best Collaboration: Karol G feat. Nicki Minaj — “Tusa” Best Pop: Little Mix Best Group: BTS Best New: Doja Cat
Biggest Fans: BTS
Best Latin: Karol G
Best Rock: Coldplay Best Hip Hop: Cardi B Best Electronic: David Guetta
Best Alternative: Hayley Williams
Video for Good: H.E.R. — “I Can’t Breathe”
Best Push: YUNGBLUD Best Virtual Live: BTS BANG BANG CON — The Live
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.
Additionally, Rosalia and Scott’s new single debuts at No. 2 on the Hot Latin Songs chart.
“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.
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 Norte, Ozunaand 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.
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.
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 Camilo, Guaynaa, Lunayand 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 Ozuna, Calibre 50, El 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
With the year nearing its end, the 42-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton rapper/singer leads YouTube’s most-viewed music videos of 2019.
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 Snowcrown the list with their emoji-filled dance party “Con Calma,” followed by Rosalíaand 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, Ozunaand 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 BLACKPINK, Billie 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”
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.”
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.
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, 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 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.
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 Song. El 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 Guerra, Fonseca 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.
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
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.
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 Rosalia, J 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)