La Adictiva Earns Eighth No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs Airplay Chart with “El Amor De Mi Vida”

La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas’ is back at the top of the charts…

The banda sinaloense’s “El Amor De Mi Vida” rises to the summit of Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart with a 3-1 rise on the July 6-dated chart.

La-Adictiva

The song traces its jump to an 8% increase in audience impressions (to 8 million) logged in the week ending June 30, according to Nielsen Music.

“We are beyond happy and grateful with our audience for making this happen,” Guillermo Garza, lead vocalist of the band, tells Billboard. “Every time we release a single, it becomes a new dream with the objective of reaching the top and for our listeners to learn to love it. When that happens, well, it fills us with great satisfaction!”

“El Amor De Mi Vida” becomes La Adictiva’s eighth No. 1 overall (and fifth straight crown) dating back to May 2011 when “Te Amo y Te Amo” arrived at the top in its 16th week and reigned for nine nonconsecutive weeks; its longest charting title at No. 1.

“El Amor De Mi Vida” is the third single off their upcoming album and follows “Con Todo Lo Incluido,” a former No. 1 (March 30-dated tally).

The new ballad, written by Horacio Placencia, also secures a top 10 spot on the Latin Airplaylist, climbing 12-8. La Adictiva collects its eighth top 10 on that chart.

Paz Signs Deal with Universal Music Publishing Group

Espinoza Paz is going Universal

The 34-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter has joined the Universal Music Publishing Group roster after signing an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal with the company.

Espinoza Paz

The announcement was made by Alexandra Lioutikoff, UMPG EVP Latin Music, and Yadira Moreno, Managing Director of UMPG Mexico and Central America.

“Espinoza is the consummate hitmaker with a rare ability to write songs that truly connect with music fans. We are proud to be part of the career of one of the most important songwriters in Mexico and the U.S. Latin market,” said Moreno in a statement.

Lioutikoff adds: “We are honored this is the first time Espinoza Paz has signed a publishing deal with a major music publisher and chosen Universal Music Publishing Group. Espinoza is such an important songwriter who’s had a constant presence on the charts for years with songs that have such wide reach and continue to touch people’s hearts.”

The “Perdí la pose” singer, known for his achingly beautiful and poetic lyrics, has written for Latin superstars including Paulina Rubio, Julión Álvarez, Banda MS, Calibre 50 and Thalía.

The latest chart-topping hits penned by Paz include Banda Carnaval‘s “Desde cuándo no me quieres,” which peaked at No. 6 on Regional Mexican Airplay chart (dated October 1) and the Latin Grammy-nominated song “Te dirán” by La Adictiva Banda San José de Mesillas, which peaked at No. 2 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart (October 15).

Paz recently made a comeback on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart with his latest album, No Pongan Esas Canciones, debuting at No. 1 on the chart two weeks ago (chart dated Oct. 8). It became his fifth chart-topping album.

Prince Royce & Don Omar Top Winners at Billboard Latin Music Awards

One is a rising star on the Latin music scene; the other is a seasoned veteran… But Prince Royce and Don Omar tied for the title of this year’s “King of the Billboard Latin Music Awards.”

During Thursday night’s award ceremony, the Puerto Rican Don Omar and the Dominican-American Prince Royce each received eight awards.

Prince Royce

Prince Royce was ecstatic upon learning he had won artist/songwriter of the year and best tropical album for his self titled album and single Corazon sin cara.

“Wow! First of all I want to thank God who has given me everything,” said the soon-to-be-23-year-old singer. “[Also] my family and the Dominican Republic… and my fans I love you all with all my heart.”

Don Omar

Like Prince Royce, Don Omar thanked his mother and God as well as his fans and fellow colleagues after taking home awards for best Latin rhythm of the year, best songs of the year, best Latin rhythm artist of the year, best album of the year, best song of the year, best song of the year for airplay, and best Latin pop song of the year for his single “Taboo.”

His other hit “Danza Kuduro,” a collaboration with Brazilian artist Lucenzo, won best vocal collaboration of the year as well as best digital song.

“I am so grateful to each and every one of my colleagues in the music business… and from Puerto Rico,” said the 34-year-old reggaeton artist in Spanish. “It has been 15 years since we decided to start the urban music genre.”

Meanwhile, Mexican rock group Maná took home five awards, while Colombian pop star Shakira earned four. And, La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas group won best new artist. Marc Anthony received a Billboard Hall of Fame Award for his global, artistic influence.

Thursday’s live show was televised on Telemundo from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables.