Anuel AA to Speak at This Year’s LatinFest+ 

Anuel AAis ready to talk the talk…

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and singeris set to speak at this year’s LatinFest+ by Billboard and Telemundo, taking place from April 20 to 23 in Las Vegas. 

Anuel AA

He’ll participate in a panel titled “Viva Live with Anuel,” where he’ll talk about the making of his upcoming new album to be released under Sony Music Latin.

Anuel earned his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albumschart with his 2018 debut album Real Hasta la Muerte(on the list dated July 28). 

After the global success of hits like “Ella Quiere Beber,” “Secreto,” and “China,” his new single “KEII” opens at No. 3 on the Hot Latin Songschart (dated February 22), earning him his first top 10 debut of the year on the tally and his 14th top 10 overall. 

The new single, which is Japanese for “respect,” adds his 14th top 10 on the list, following “Me Gusta,” his collaboration with Shakira(No. 6 peak).

Other stars confirmed so far to participate at Latinfest+ include OzunaJ BalvinRosaliaCarlos Vives, and Los Tigres del NorteSechLunayManuel TurizoNatanael CanoCazzuMariahMyke Towers, and Jhay Cortezwill also participate as part of the “On The Rise: The New Generation of Urban Men and Women” panel.

Formerly known as Billboard Latin Music Week, the three-day event and panel series, which has been revamped and expanded in a partnership with Telemundo, will unite Latin music’s top artists and industry leaders. 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.

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

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”

Bad Bunny Breaks Record for Most Songs in the Top 10 at the Same Time on Billboard’s Hot Latin Song​s Chart

Bad Bunnyis ruling the singles charts…

The 25-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer has landed six songs concurrently in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot Latin Song​s chart, setting a new record for the most songs by an artist in the top 10 at the same time.

Bad Bunny

On the chart — which blends airplay, sales and streaming data to rank to the most popular Latin songs of the week — all eight of Bad Bunny’s Oasis’ songs, his No. 1 joint album with J Balvin, debut on the list dated July 13.

The Oasis parade is led by “Qué Pretendes,” which debuts at No. 2. Another Oasis track, “La Cancion,” bows within the top 10, at No. 10.

So, that’s two Bad Bunny cuts in the top 10, which joins four other Bad Bunny songs already in the region, at No. 3 (“Callaita,” with Tainy), No. 4 (“MIA,” featuring Drake), No. 5 (“Soltera,” with Lunayand Daddy Yankee) and No. 8 (“No Me Conoce,” with Jhay Cortezand J Balvin).

With that, Bad Bunny notches his six songs concurrently in the top 10. The previous record was four, held by six acts (Bad Bunny, OzunaAnuel AAJoan SebastianRomeo Santosand Wisin & Yandel).

Further, Bad Bunny sets another record: He’s the first act with four songs in the top five at the same time, as he holds Nos. 2-5.