Sebastian Yatra & Guaynaa Team Up for “Chica Ideal,” a Remake of Latin Dreams’ Hit Single “Quiero Una Chica”

Sebastian Yatra has found his ideal woman…

For his 26th birthday, the Colombian singer and songwriter decided to celebrate with new music, recruiting his good friend Guaynaa for witty and flirtatious lyrics.

Sebastian Yatra & Guaynaa

Coined “Chica Ideal,” Yatra and Guaynaa have joined voices for a fresh twist on the 2003 hit “Quiero Una Chica” by Latin Dreams.

“I’m in love with every single part of the song,” Yatra tells Billboard. “It was worth taking the risk because the original song is pure joy and happiness and has that touch of nostalgia that takes you back to your best days.”

Produced by Ovy on the Drums, Yatra elaborates on why Guaynaa was the best fit for this collaboration. “I went to one of his showcases during Premio Lo Nuestro, and his energy onstage drove me crazy. His vibe, his originality. I had to work with him,” he expressed. “It’s so amazing to do this song in the way we did it and the way Guaynaa sings in it.”

In the music video, Yatra and Guaynaa are seen playing basketball in the year 2020 with a group of people wearing masks. After losing the ball and searching for it in the woods, they wind up at a lit pool party (pandemic-free) in the year 2021.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Fi3J4UTlg&feature=youtu.be

The release of “Chica Ideal” marks a new stage in Yatra’s personal life and career, which he says have evolved because of the global health crisis. “When I sum up my year, I think it’s all been very positive if you look at it from the right perspective,” he concludes.

Camilo to Perform at Billboard’s Virtual Latin Music Week

Camilo is going virtual…

The 26-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter will perform during Billboard‘s virtual Latin Music Week taking place October 20-23.

Camilo

Camilo’s showcase will wrap up Latin Music Week’s first day, October 20, and he’ll perform his hit songs “Favorito” and “Vida de Rico.”

Camilo’s showcase is the first showcase of the week, with Llane, Natalia Jiménez and Guaynaa, among others, scheduled to perform throughout the week.

Camilo is also part of the “On the Rise: Part 2” panel alongside Cazzu, Sech and Rauw Alejandro.

Inspired by Billboard’s biweekly franchise Latin Artist on the Rise, the panel will be moderated by Jessica Roiz, Billboard’s assistant editor.

Click here for the full schedule for Billboard Latin Music Week 2020.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary as the longest-running and biggest Latin music industry event, the three-day immersive experience dedicated to Latin Music, culture and entertainment, will feature intimate artist conversations, industry panels, workshops and performances. Additional participants and schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

To reserve a spot and receive updates, RSVP here.

Luis Fonsi Appears on New Version of “Baby Shark”

Luis Fonsi is hittin’ the high seas… and high notes…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican Latin Grammy winner has lent his voice to a new version of “Baby Shark,” presented by Universal Music Latin Entertainment and children’s content producer Pinkfong.

Luis Fonsi

Officially released this week, the new version of “Baby Shark” is accompanied by a colorful animated video that shows Fonsi diving into the ocean and hanging out with his friendly shark buddies. 

Fonsi’s children Mikaela and Rocco also make their singing debut on the track.

Luis Fonsi x Baby Shark

“This was a very special collaboration for my kids and I and we hope this new version of ‘Baby Shark’ brings joy and entertains kids and families around the world as much as we enjoyed making it,” said Fonsi in an official statement.

“Baby Shark,” released in 2016, became a viral hit in 2018 and was covered by many K-Pop stars in addition to James Corden and John Legend.

The song debuted at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 list dated January 12, 2019.

Produced by Joel IglesiasMini Star, and Pinkfong, the Fonsi-assisted “Baby Shark” is a glimpse of the upcoming Mini Stars Vol. 1 EP by Universal Music Latin Entertainment, where artists like Sebastián YatraNacho, Greeicy,Guaynaa and Joey Montana, to name a few, reimagine children’s classics in Spanish and English.

Mala Rodriguez to Perform During the Virtual Edition of the Latin Alternative Music Conference

Mala Rodriguez is offering a special alternative for people stuck at home during this coronavirus pandemic.

The 41-year-old Spanish Latin Grammy-winning rapper will take this in this year’s Latin Alternative Music Conference, which will be held live online.

Mala Rodriguez

This year, the annual Latin Alternative Music Conference will officially kick off on Tuesday, June 9 withg a variety of virtual industry panels, workshops and showcases that will live.

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic and as the nation begins to reopen gradually, the LAMC‘s five-day virtual conference includes timely panels like “The Future of Touring” with panelists Jordi Puig (OCESA), Phil Rodriguez (Move Concerts) and Sebastian De la Barra (Lotus Producciones).

And, “Mental Health and the Creative Community” presented by MusiCares and the Latin Grammys featuring Carla MorrisonKany GarcíaAna Tijoux and Guaynaa.

LAMC’s Talks with Billboard Latin will feature Leila Cobo‘s fireside chats with Walter Kolm and ChocQuibTown‘s GloriaGoyo” Martínez.’

Rodriguez will perform on June 9 as part of peermusic‘s showcase. Other participating artists include Thee SinseersGaby Moreno and Lido Pimienta.

Francisca ValenzuelaTatiana HazelLos Caligaris, among others will perform during the LAMC. 

On closing night, LAMC will celebrate Pride Month with performances by Kany García, MabilandCirco and Javiera Mena.

“Providing a forum to discuss the issues we face and the potential solutions that lie ahead is key as we look towards the future,” LAMC founder Tomas Cookman said in a previous statement. “Although the days ahead may be slightly different for a time, we should always keep in mind there is very much a future as music is a human and global emotion. We are lending our hand by making the conference free for all and having a team of professionals join us in making sure the LAMC experience is as informative and technologically seamless as can be.”

Check out the full schedule on the LAMC website.

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

Guaynaa Releases Flex-tastic Video for New Single “Buyaka”

Guaynaais ready to give the ladies a little net flexand thrill…

The rising Puerto Rican star has released the music video for his latest single, “Buyaka.”

Guaynaa

In the video, Guaynaa appears as a strong handyman who owns a company — but instead of fixing your issues, they make them worse.  At the end, all of his employees lap dance on their customer.

“The video had to be something different from what is coming out from other artists,” Guaynaa tells Billboard. “We went along the line that women are seeing as an object and I wanted to change that for men.”

“Buyaka” follows Guaynaa’s previous song “Chicharron” (with Cauty); it’s his second former single under Universal Music Latino Entertainment.

PJ Sin Suela Releases “La Pelua” Remix with Guaynaa, Jon Z & Rafa Pabón

PJ Sin Suelais out with new music…

The Puerto Rican rapper has joined voices with GuaynaaJon Z and Rafa Pabón to launch “La Pelúa” remix.

PJ Sin Suela, Guaynaa, Jon Z & Rafa Pabón

In Puerto Rico, “La Pelua” is a refrain that’s sung at parties or at some fun time among friends and always indicates the person who should dance it. 

“Queremos que (name) nos baile la pelúa, por aqui y por allá.

“La Pelúa is a song for all the ladies who are natural and humble so that they feel safe and have a good time in her own,” PJ Sin Suela tells Billboard.  

Now, PJ Sin Suela’s version with Guaynaa, Jon Z and Rafa Pabon completely twists the fun chorus. The single is a fusion of rhythms from cumbia to reggaeton with up tempo beats that create a sexy urban rhythm that with its lyrics describe how the person is dancing la pelúa.  

The video for La Pelúa remix recreates an everyday scene of growing up in Puerto Rico. PJ Sin Suela, Jon Z, Rafa Pabón and Guaynaa can be seen having fun riding bikes, checking out girls, having a car wash and playing as a band in the garage. The chemistry between the four artists is captured in the video directed by long-time collaborator Edgar Cruz Robles and Pedro-Juan Vázquez Bragan (PJ Sin Suela). 

“We are friends so it was a pleasure to work with them and the video is a typical summer in Puerto Rico, that if cleaning cars in the carwash, running bike, trying to learn music, is very colorful and I hope everyone enjoyed it,” concluded PJ Sin Suela.

Alejandro Sanz’s Collab with Camila Cabello “Mi Persona Favorita” Certied Gold by the RIAA

Alejandro Sanz is golden…

The 50-year-old Spanish singer’s collaboration with Camila Cabello, “Mi Persona Favorita,” has been certified gold in the U.S. and Puerto Rico by the RIAA.

Camila Cabello & Alejandro Sanz

The flamenco pop ballad is part of Sanz’s latest album #ElDisco, and it carries a positive message by highlighting all of the beautiful qualities a person has.

Sanz and Cabello released the track on March 28. The song has reached No. 1 in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama.

On August 28, Sanz will be kicking off his #LaGiratour in Chicago which is set to visit 15 cities including two shows in Miami, FL.

Today, RIAA also handed out certifications to works by several Latin acts, including Marc Anthonywith his album OpusGuaynaa’s “Rebota,” and “Si Me Das Tu Amor” by Carlos Vivesand Wisin

See the full list here.