ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) has revealed the winners of the most performed songs of the past year in Latin music, with the 26-year-old Puerto Rican singer and rapper taking the top honor for the first time in his career.
Bad Bunny, who’d previously won the ASCAP Song of the Year award for his Cardi B & J Balvin collaboration “I Like It.,” was named the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year at the ASCAP Latin Music Awards. He won the prestigious award on the strength of seven of his recognized singles, including “Callaita,” “La Cancion,” “Que Pretendes,” and “Solo de Mi.”
Romeo Santos picked up the Songwriter/Artist of the Year award. The 38-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer earned the honor for penning the recognized singles “Aullando,” “Canalla,” and “Inmortal.”
The Song of the Year award went to Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma,” featuring Snow.
Other recognized artists include Gerado Ortiz (“Aerolinea Carrillo”), Becky G (“Bubalu”), Farruko & Pedro Capo (“Calma (Remix)”), Marc Anthony (“Parecen Viernes”),Jhay Cortez (“Reggaeton,” “Hola” ) and Carlos Vives(“Si Me Das Tu Amor”).
Universal Music Publishing Group was bestowed the Publisher of the Year award and the Independent Publisher of the Year award went to Kobalt Songs Music Publishing.
Due to the coronavirus, this year’s winners were announced via ASCAP’s social media platforms: @ASCAPLatino and @ASCAP. The innovative virtual format allowed fans, friends and peers to join in the online celebration.
The virtual event, hosted by Greeicy Rendón and Mike Bahía, also included special performances and appearances by: Marc Anthony, Descemer Bueno, Pedro Capó,Desmond Child, Jhay Cortez, Darrell, Natalia Lafourcade, Lunay, Silverio Lozada andSebastián Yatra, among other music creators.
Life is but a stream for Jennifer Lopezand Shakira…
The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar and the 43-year-old Colombian superstar have seen a major uptick in streaming activity following their Super Bowl LIVhalftime show, according to initial reports to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
In total, J.Loand Shaki’s song catalogs earned 31.1 million on-demand streams (audio and video combined) on February 2 and February 3 — up 193% compared to their streaming sum on January 31 and February 1 (10.6 million).
Individually, Lopez’s songs tallied 10.1 million streams on February 2-3, up 149% versus the 4.06 million they collected on January 31 and February 1.
Shakira’s songs earned 20.98 million clicks on February 2 and February 3, up 221% as compared to the 6.53 million they earned on January 31 and February 1.
As for the songs performed during the halftime show, includingthose by guest performers Bad Bunny(“I Like It”) and J Balvin(“Que Calor,” “Mi Gente”), the songs performed in the halftime show snared 24.85 million on-demand streams on February 2 and February 3, up 157% compared to the 9.66 million they registered on January 31 and February 1.
The most streamed song after the halftime show… Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie,” which captured 3.16 million streams on those two days combined — up 194% compared to the 1.07 million it earned the two days before the Super Bowl.
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are celebrating an epic night at Hard Rock Stadiumin Miami.
The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar and the 43-year-old Colombian superstar teamed up for an electrifying Super Bowl halftime show.
J.Loand Shakimade history at Super Bowl LIVon Sunday as the first two Latina women to co-headline the coveted halftime show gig, and they each brought their unique styles to a worldwide audience, performing a combined 20 songs in 14 minutes. (Gloria Estefanwas part of the 1992 and 1999 halftime shows, and sent her support for Lopez and Shakira, both of whom she has written songs for.)
Shakira kicked things off with her hit “She Wolf,” then seamlessly transitioned into her track “Empire,” where she showcased her ability to shred on the guitar.
After a brief dance interlude, Shakira — who rocked a sparkly red two-piece — broke into “Whenever, Wherever” and a cover of Cardi B’s “I Like It,” with an assist from Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer Bad Bunny, who appears on the original singer.
Shaki, who celebrated her 43rd birthday on Super Bowl Sunday, then showed off her dancing skills once again before singing “Hips Don’t Lie,” during which she crowd-surfed atop a group of enthusiastic fans.
Then, Lopez took over the program, taking the stage atop a skyscraper-like pole for a high-energy performance of “Jenny from the Block” and “Ain’t It Funny,” and then transitioned into “Get Right.”
After shedding her studded black leather bodysuit for a sparkly silver one, Lopez showed off her Hustlersmoves own on a stripper pole, while singing “Waiting for Tonight.”
J.Lo was then joined by J. Balvin, who assisted her on “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.”
Lopez continued to flaunt her moves to “Mi Gente” before moving on to a high-octane version of “On the Floor.”
The performance then transformed into a family affair as Lopez brought out her 11-year-old daughter Emme, who hit the stage singing a slowed-down rendition of “Let’s Get Loud” — with Shakira on drums — before her mom came back out wearing a large jacket made of feathers that featured the American flag on one side and the Puerto Rican flag on the other. It was a show of support to the territory, which has been affected by natural disasters in recent years, including Hurricane Maria and a recent damaging earthquake.
Emme briefly sang Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” while the set design featured glowing cages housing child performers, a marked gesture of solidarity toward the Latin community and those impacted by anti-immigration policies.
Then Shakira joined Lopez to sing “Let’s Get Loud” together.
The duo then moved on to Shakira’s hit “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” before switching back to “Let’s Get Loud,” at which point they closed out their set with impressive synchronized shimmiesas fireworks went off behind them, before wrapping their historic performance with a hug.
William Morris Endeavor (WME) has announced that the agency will represent the 30-year-old Puerto Rican record producer and songwriter, whose real name is Marco Masis, in all areas worldwide.
Tainy, who continues to be managed by Lex Borreroat Neon16, will work across all departments of the agency to build his business. Billboard hasconfirmed that this is the first time he’s been represented by a talent agency.
After a successful 2019 as an artist, landing at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Producerschart for 26 consecutive weeks, Tainy crowned the year-end Hot Latin Songs Producerschart, followed by DJ Snake, Mambo Kingz and DJ Luian.
His roster includes recent chart-topping hits such as Cardi B’s “I Like It,” “Callaita” in collaboration with Bad Bunny, “Adicto” in collaboration with Anuel AAandOzuna, and “I Can’t Get Enough,” for which he teamed up with Benny Blanco, Selena Gomez and J Balvin.
Tainy is currently nominated for best Latin rock, urban or alternative album at the 2020 Grammy Awardsfor his work on Bad Bunny’s X 100Preand on J Balvinand Bad Bunny’s joint album Oasis.
Cardi Bis raising the question of police brutality to presidential hopefuls…
The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar, who has long taken an interest in American history and politics, has taken to Instagram to pose a hypothetical question, asking Democratic presidential candidates looking to run in the 2020 election what they would do when it comes to issues of police brutality in America.
“I would like to ask what are we going to do about police brutality,” the “I Like It” rapper wondered. “It seems like it keeps on happening every single day and they are getting away with it. Nobody is talking about it. I would like to see a change and know if our next president even cares because it seems our president now doesn’t.”
Cardi B called on her Bardi Gangto start thinking about the changes they want to see in their communities and drop their answers in the comments.
The most-liked comments addressed hot-button topics like health care, college tuition, school safety, prison reform and the legalization of marijuana, just to name a few.
iHeartMedia has announced that 32 artists will receive the company’s Titanium Award for reaching a threshold of 1 billion total audience spins of their hits throughout 2018, including the 33-year-old part-Puerto Rican Grammy-winning crooner.
Mars will be recognized for his hit single, “Finesse,” featuring Cardi B. The remixed track peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
But that isn’t the only single to earn Cardi B a Titanium Award.
The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation is also earning recognition for her chart-topping single “I Like It,” featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, as well as her No. 1 hit collaboration with Maroon 5on “Girls Like You.”
Camila Cabellowill be recognized for surpassing the 1 billion spins mark for two of her smash singles, “Havana” and “Never Be the Same.”
Meanwhile, Demi Lovato‘s “Sorry Not Sorry,” which was released in July 2017, has also earned the 26-year-old part-Mexican American singer a Titanium Award.
Other recipients and their tunes are Bazzi‘s “Mine,”Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line‘s “Meant to Be,” Drake‘s “God’s Plan,” Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules,” Ed Sheeran‘s “Perfect,” Halsey for “Bad at Love” and her collab with G-Eazy “Him & I,” Imagine Dragons‘ “Thunder,” Khalid featuring Normani‘s “Love Lies,” Lauv‘s “I Like Me Better,” MAX featuring Gnash‘s “Lights Down Low,” NF‘s “Let You Down,” P!nk‘s “What About Us,” Portugal. The Man‘s “Feel It Still,” Post Malone for “Better Now,” “Rockstar” and “Psycho,” Taylor Swift‘s “Delicate,” and Zedd, Maren Morrisand Grey‘s “The Middle.”
The total audience spins is calculated based on Mediabase airplay multiplied by the number of persons listening to the radio at the time of those plays, equaling total audience impressions, which is the broadcast equivalent of the number of streams from a streaming music service. More Titanium Award recipients will be announced as artists reach the milestone throughout 2019 on iHeartRadiostations.
Last year’s winners include Alessia Caraand Zedd, Bruno Mars, DJ Snake, DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokersand Coldplay, Charlie Puth, Imagine Dragons, James Arthur, Kygoand Selena Gomez, Luis Fonsiand Daddy Yankee, Maroon 5, Niall Horan, Sam Hunt, Shawn Mendes, Rihanna, Zayn and Taylor Swift and French Montana.
The nominations for Nickelodeon‘s 2019 Kids Choice Awards are in, with the 26-year-old Dominican American rap sensation earning the most nods of any Latina/o artist.
Cardi B earned four nominations, including Favorite Female Artist, where she’ll face off against fellow Latinas Selena Gomez and Camila Cabello.
She’s also up for Favorite Breakout Artist for the second year in a row, as well as Favorite Collaboration for two of her chart-topping songs: “Girls Like You” (Maroon 5) and “I Like It” (Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin).
Zoe Saldanaearned two nods.
The 40-year-old half-Dominican/half-Puerto Rican American actress is up for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Butt-Kicker for her role as Gamorain Avengers: Infinity War.
Other nominees include Noah Centineo, Jennifer Lopez and Bruno Mars.
DJ Khaled will host this year’s awards show, which will be broadcast live on Saturday, March 23.
Here’s a look at all the nominations:
Favorite Funny TV Show
The Big Bang Theory
Favorite TV Drama
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
The Walking Dead
Favorite Reality Show
America’s Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
Favorite TV Host
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
Kevin Hart (TKO: Total Knock Out)
Liza Koshy & Marc Summers (Double Dare)
Nick Cannon & JoJo Siwa (Lip Sync Battle Shorties)