Carlos Vives Performs 21-Minute Set as Part of NPR Music’s Tiny Desk At-Home Concerts

Carlos Vives is putting his desk foot forward…

The 59-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter is the latest artist to appear as part of NPR Music’s Tiny Desk at-home concerts, bringing his Colombian flavors to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Carlos Vives

During his 21-minute set earlier this week, during which he was joined by a seven-member band, including his longtime backup vocalist and gaita player, Mayte Montero, Vives kicked off things off with his 1995 hit “Pa’ Mayte,” showcasing the spirited champeta dance.

He then performed one of his newer records, “Cumbiana,” dedicated to the diverse community of Colombia, his Shakira-assisted bop “La Bicicleta,” and the infectious “No Te Vayas,” released earlier this year — all while dancing barefoot in the comfort of his own home.

“On this Tiny Desk during this quarantine, we have written most of the songs for our new album, Cumbiana Vol. 2, next to our producer Andres Leal and Martin Velilla,” says the six-time 2020 Latin Grammy nominee during his performance.

Vives is confirmed to speak at the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Week taking place October 20 to October 23. He’ll be joined by internationally renowned Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel, music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in an enlightening conversation on the power of music and the arts as a global agent of change for a better society.

 

The new Tiny Desk (home) concerts, which have featured special guests like Billie Eilish and BTS, are “the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.”

Carlos Vives Earns 11th Top 5 Single on Billboard’s Tropical Songs Airplay Chart

It’s Lucky No. 11 for Carlos Vives

The 56-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter and actor’s latest single, “Hoy Tengo Tiempo (Pinta Sensual),” has reached the Top 5 on Billboard’s Tropical Songs airplay chart.

Carlos Vives

The single ascends7-4 in its third frame with a 58 percent airplay increase (to 3.7 million audience impressions).

The lift gives Vives his 11th top five.

Vives last landed on the chart’s top five in 2016, when his collaboration with Shakira, “La Bicicleta” debuted in the top spot, spending one week atop the list.

“Hoy Tengo” is Vives’ 16th consecutive top 10 song, and it follows “El Arrepentido” with Melendi, which peaked at No. 8 on May 26.

Shakira Releases Official Music Video for Her Nicky Jam-Collaboration “Perro Fiel”

Shakira is a golden girl…

After many weeks of teasing her fans with short clips and pictures on social media, the 40-year-old Colombian superstar has released the official music video for her new single “Perro Fiel,” a collaboration with Nicky Jam.

Shakira

The visual, directed by Jaume de Laiguana, who directed her “Rabiosa” and “La Bicicleta” videos, was filmed in Barcelona, and it’s all about both superstars having fun at a race track mixed with some scenes where Shakira appears very sexy and doing her dance moves, including instances of her in gold from neck to toe.

“Perro Fiel” is Shakira’s third single off her latest album El Dorado, which reached the No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart on the July 1 chart.

Mars Earns Three Billboard Music Award Nominations, Including Top R&B Artist

It’s a Magic-filled year for Bruno Mars

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards nominations have been announced, with the 31-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer leading the Latino pack of nominees with three.

Bruno Mars

Mars, who released his third album 24K Magic last November, is nominated in the Top R&B Artist category.

Mars, who picked up a Billboard Music Award in 2011 for “Just The Way You Are,” will also compete in the Top R&B Album and Top R&B Song categories.

But Mars isn’t the only multiple Latino nominee…

Robert Trujillo and his Metallica bandmates have picked up two nods.

The 52-year-old part-Mexican American guitarist and his groupmates are nominated for Top Rock Artist, as well as the Top Rock Album for Hardwired…To Self Destruct.

In the Latin categories, the late Juan Gabriel picked up three nods, including one for Top Latin Artist; J Balvin picked up two, including one for Top Latin Album for his studio effort Energia; Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho earned two nods, including Top Latin Artist; and Nicky Jam and Maluma both received nods in the Top Latin Artist and Top Latin Song categories.

Shakira, a 7-time Billboard Music Award winner, received two nods in the same category, Top Latin Song, for “Chantaje,” her collaboration with Maluma, and “La Bicicleta,” her collaboration with Carlos Vives.

Two-time Grammy winner and 3-time Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda also earned two nominations in the same category, Top Soundtrack/Cast Album.

The 37-year-old Puerto Rican actor, singer, composer and lyricist is a nominee for his work on the cast album to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, as well as his Oscar-nominated work on the soundtrack to Disney’s Moana.

Other Latino nominees include CNCO, Daddy Yankee, Enrique Iglesias, Wisin and Camila Cabello.

The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 21 at 8PM on ABC.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Top Artist:
Adele
Beyonce
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
Alessia Cara
Desiigner
Lil Uzi Vert
Lukas Graham
Zayn

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity:
Luke Bryan
Nicki Minaj
The Chainsmokers
The Weeknd
Twenty One Pilots

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Future
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:
Adele
Beyonce
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Sia

Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Florida Georgia Line
Guns N’ Roses
Twenty One Pilots

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Beyonce
Drake
Prince
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd
Top Hot 100 Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Prince
Justin Timberlake
Twenty One Pilots

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Top Streaming Songs Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Desiigner
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
BTS
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:
Justin Bieber
Beyonce
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top R&B Artist:
Beyonce
Bruno Mars
Frank Ocean
Rihanna
The Weeknd

Top R&B Tour:
Beyonce
Lionel Richie
Rihanna

Top Rap Artist:
J. Cole
Desiigner
Drake
Future
Rae Sremmurd

Top Rap Tour
Drake
Future
Kanye West

 

Top Country Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Dixie Chicks

Top Rock Artist:
Coldplay
The Lumineers
Metallica
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Top Rock Tour:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Juan Gabriel
Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho
Maluma
Nicky Jam

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
DJ Snake
Lindsey Stirling

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong Worship
Hillary Scott & the Family
Skillet
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:
Jekalyn Carr
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
Tamela Mann
Hezekiah Walker

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Beyonce, Lemonade
Drake, Views
Rihanna, Anti
Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface
The Weeknd, Starboy

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:
Hamilton: An American Musical
Moana
Purple Rain
Suicide Squad: The Album
Trolls

Top R&B Album:
Beyonce, Lemonade
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
Frank Ocean, Blonde
Rihanna, Anti
The Weeknd, Starboy

Top Rap Album:
J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only
Drake, Views
Kevin Gates, Isla
DJ Khaled, Major Key
A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Keith Urban, Ripcord

Top Rock Album:
The Lumineers, Cleopatra
Metallica, Hardwired…To Self Destruct
Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Getaway
Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

Top Latin Album:
J Balvin, Energia
CNCO, Primera Cita
Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2
Juan Gabriel, Vestido De Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes
Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
The Chainsmokers, Bouquet
The Chainsmokers, Collage 
Flume, Skin
Kygo, Cloud Nine
Lindsey Stirling, Brave Enough

Top Christian Album:
Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
Joey + Rory, Hymns
Hillary Scott & The Family, Love Remains
Skillet, Unleashed

Top Gospel Album:
Tamela Mann, One Way
Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
Travis Greene, The Hill
Tasha Cobbs, One Place: Live
Hezekiah Walker, Better: Azusa – The Next Generation 2

Top Hot 100 Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Selling Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring, WizKid & Kyla “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Collaboration:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top R&B Song:
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top R&B Collaboration:
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake, “Come And See Me”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Rap Song:
Desiigner, “Panda”
Drake, “Fake Love”
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Top Rap Collaboration:
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”
Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Top Country Song:
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Top Country Collaboration:
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

Top Rock Song:
Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign Featuring X Ambassadors, “Sucker For Pain”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”
Twenty One Pilots, “Ride”
Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”
X Ambassadors, “Unsteady”

Top Latin Song:
Daddy Yankee, “Shaky Shaky”
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Wisin, “Duele El Corazon”
Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer”
Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”
Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO, “Cold Water”
DJ Snake Featuring Justin Bieber, “Let Me Love You”

Top Christian Song:
Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”
Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will”
Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”
Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”

Top Gospel Song:
Jekalyn Carr, “You’re Bigger”
Tasha Cobbs, Featuring Kierra Sheard “Put A Praise On It”
Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy??”
Travis Greene, “Made A Way”
Hezekiah Walker, “Better”

Shakira Releases New Single “Me enamoré”

Shakira has fallen in love… and, she’s singing about it.

The 40-year-old Colombian superstar has released a new single titled “Me enamoré” after teasing the track on social media just a few hours before and sending a personalized postcard to a few lucky fans to tell them about the song.

Shakira

“Very happy to share with all of you my new single ‘Me enamoré.’ This song narrates a moment in my life when I was so in love that I was literally climbing trees,” Shak writes in the card with a photo of her hugging a tree. “Let me know when you guys receive the postcard by posting a selfie with the hashtag #MeEnamoré. I really want to see all of you again. Thank you for your love and support, I have the best fans ever. Love you guys.”

The upbeat track talks about falling in love with lyrics like: “I never thought it would be like this, I didn’t think you’d fall for me … With you, I’d have 10 kids, but let’s start with a pair.”

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/4m5A5meIueOcDBpbqGvkQB

“Me enamoré” follows Shakira’s hit collaborations, including the Latin Grammy-winning song “La bicicleta” with Carlos Vives, “Chantaje” with Maluma and Prince Royce‘s latest chart-topping bachata tune “Deja Vu.”

Shakira & Nicky Jam Top List of Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

Shakira and Nicky Jam are all tied up…

The 40-year-old Colombian superstar and the 35-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer-songwriter top the list of finalists for the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards with each earning nine nominations.

Shakira & Nicky Jam

Shakira didn’t release an album in 2016. She competes in the social artist of the year category, while “La bicicleta,” her collaboration with Carlos Vives, is up for hot Latin song of the year, hot Latin song of the year, vocal event, and digital song of the year, among others.

In turn, Vives’ six entries are likewise largely driven by “La bicicleta.” Shakira is also up for an award with Chantaje,” featuring Maluma, which competes against herself in the hot Latin song of the year, vocal event category.

Nicky Jam is a finalist largely due to his chart-topping song “Hasta el amanecer,” up for hot Latin song of the year, airplay song of the year, digital song of the year, streaming song of the year and Latin rhythm song of the year. The rapper, whose longtime game plan is to only release one lead single a year — though let’s see if that changes in 2017 — is also a finalist for Latin pop song of the year for “Ya me enteré,” his collaboration with Mexican pop group Reik. Nicky Jam is also up for artist of the year.

They are followed in number of entries by superstar Enrique Iglesias and regional Mexican bands Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho and Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizarraga, with eight entires each; Maluma, Juan Gabriel and J Balvin with seven each; and Wisin joins Carlos Vives with six each.

The awards will air live on April 27 on Telemundo, capping the Billboard Latin Music Conference that takes place April 24-27 at the Ritz Carlton in Miami Beach.

Here’s the full list of finalists below:

ARTIST CATEGORIES

Artist of the Year:
•    J Balvin
•    Juan Gabriel
•    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
•    Nicky Jam

Artist of the Year, New: 
•    CNCO
•    Crecer Germán
•    Ozuna
•    Ulíces Chaidez y Sus Plebes

Tour of the Year:
•    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
•    Maná
•    Marc Anthony
•    Marco Antonio Solís

Social Artist of the Year:
•    Enrique Iglesias
•    Jennifer Lopez
•    Maluma
•    Shakira

Crossover Artist of the Year:
•    Calvin Harris
•    Drake
•    Justin Bieber
•    Rihanna

SONG CATEGORIES

Hot Latin Song of the Year:
•    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
•    Daddy Yankee, “Shaky Shaky”
•    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele El Corazón”
•    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer” 

Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event:
•    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
•    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele El Corazón”
•    Farruko feat. Ky-Mani Marley, “Chillax”
•    Shakira feat. Maluma, “Chantaje” 

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male:
•    Daddy Yankee
•    J Balvin
•    Maluma
•    Nicky Jam

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female:
•    Becky G
•    Jennifer Lopez
•    Shakira
•    Thalía

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
•    La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho
•    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
•    Zion & Lennox

Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year:
•    DEL
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
•    Warner Latina 

Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year:
•    Capitol Latin
•    DEL
•    Fonovisa
•    Sony Music Latin

Airplay Song of the Year:
•    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
•    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele el Corazón”
•    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer”
•    Prince Royce, “La Carretera”

Airplay Label of the Year:
•    Lizos
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
•    Warner Latina

Airplay Imprint of the Year:
•    Disa
•    Fonovisa
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Warner Latina 

Digital Song of the Year:
•    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
•    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele el Corazón”
•    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer”
•    Pitbull feat. Sensato, Lil Jon & Osmani Garcia, “El Taxi”  

Streaming Song of the Year:
•    Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, “Te Metiste”
•    Daddy Yankee, “Shaky Shaky”
•    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele el Corazón”
•    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer” 

ALBUM CATEGORIES 

Top Latin Album of the Year:
•    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Que Bendición
•    Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo 2
•    Juan Gabriel, Vestido de Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes
•    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo

Latin Compilation Album of the Year:
•    Varios/Various, 20 Bandazos de Oro: Puros Éxitos
•    Varios/Various, De Puerto Rico Para El Mundo
•    Varios/Various, Las Bandas Románticas de América 2016
•    Varios/Various, Latin Hits 2016: Club Edition

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male:
•    J Balvin
•    Joan Sebastian
•    Juan Gabriel
•    Marco Antonio Solís 

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female:
•    Ana Gabriel
•    Jenni Rivera
•    Selena
•    Thalía

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
•    Calibre 50
•    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
•    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho

Top Latin Albums Label of the Year:
•    DEL
•    Lizos
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year:
•    DEL
•    Disa
•    Fonovisa
•    Sony Music Latin 

LATIN POP CATEGORIES

Latin Pop Song of the Year:
•    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
•    Chino & Nacho feat. Daddy Yankee, “Andas En Mi Cabeza”
•    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele el Corazón”
•    Reik & Nicky Jam, “Ya Me Enteré”

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    Carlos Vives
•    Enrique Iglesias
•    Ricky Martin
•    Shakira

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Chino & Nacho
•    CNCO
•    Jesse & Joy
•    Sin Bandera 

Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year:
•    Mr. 305
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
•    Warner Latina

 

Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year:
•    Capitol Latin
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latino
•    Warner Latina

Latin Pop Album of the Year:
•    CNCO, Primera Cita
•    Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo 2
•    Juan Gabriel, Vestido Por Etiqueta Por Eduardo Magallanes
•    Selena, Lo Mejor de…

Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    Ana Gabriel
•    Juan Gabriel
•    Marco Antonio Solís
•    Selena

Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    CNCO
•    Il Divo
•    Jesse & Joy
•    Reik

Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year:
•    Columbia
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
•    Warner Latina

Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year:
•    Capitol Latin
•    Fonovisa
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latino 

TROPICAL CATEGORIES

Tropical Song of the Year:
•    Deorro feat. Pitbull & Elvis Crespo, “Bailar”
•    Gente de Zona feat. Marc Anthony, “Traidora”
•    Prince Royce, “La Carretera”
•    Victor Manuelle & Yandel, “Imaginar”

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    Elvis Crespo
•    Marc Anthony
•    Prince Royce
•    Romeo Santos 

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    24 Horas
•    Chiquito Team Band
•    Gente de Zona
•    Grupo Niche

Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year:
•    LP
•    ParkEast
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year:
•    Capitol Latin
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latino
•    Warner Latina

Tropical Album of the Year:
•    Aventura, Todavía Me Amas: Lo Mejor de Aventura
•    El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Alunizando
•    Gente de Zona, Visualízate
•    La Tribu de Abrante, Otro Formato de Música

Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    Diego “El Cigala”
•    Manny Manuel
•    Marc Anthony
•    Victor Manuelle

Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Aventura
•    El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
•    Gente de Zona
•    La Tribu de Abrante

Sello Discográfico del Año, “Tropical Albums” Tropical Albums Label of the Year:
•    EGC
•    Planet Records
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year:
•    Magnus
•    Planet Records
•    Premium Latin
•    Sony Music Latin

REGIONAL MEXICAN CATEGORIES 

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
•    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, “Me Vas A Extrañar”
•    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, “Solo Con Verte”
•    La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho, “Me Va A Pesar”
•    Regulo Caro, “Cicatriiices” 

Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    Adriel Favela
•    Gerardo Ortiz
•    Regulo Caro
•    Remmy Valenzuela 

Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
•    Calibre 50
•    La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
•    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho

Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year:
•    DEL
•    Lizos
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year:
•    DEL
•    Disa
•    Fonovisa
•    Lizos

Regional Mexican Album of the Year:
•    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Que Bendición
•    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda, Lecciones Para El Corazón
•    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda, Mis Ídolos, Hoy Mis Amigos!!!
•    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo 

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    Espinoza Paz
•    Jenni Rivera
•    Joan Sebastian
•    Vicente Fernández

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
•    Calibre 50
•    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
•    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho

Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year:
•    DEL
•    Lizos
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year:
•    DEL
•    Disa
•    Fonovisa
•    Lizos 

LATIN RHYTHM CATEGORIES 

Latin Rhythm Song of the Year:
•    Farruko Feat. Ky-Mani Marley, “Chillax”
•    J Balvin, “Bobo”
•    Maluma feat. Yandel, “El Perdedor”
•    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    J Balvin
•    Maluma
•    Nicky Jam
•    Yandel

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Alexis & Fido
•    Plan B
•    Play-N-Skillz
•    Zion & Lennox

Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year:
•    Mr. 305
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
•    Warner Latina

Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year:
•    Capitol Latin
•    La Industria
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Warner Latina

Latin Rhythm Album of the Year:
•    Farruko, Visionary
•    J Balvin, Energía
•    Maluma, Pretty Boy Dirty Boy
•    Yandel, Dangerous

Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
•    Farruko
•    J Balvin
•    Maluma
•    Pitbull 

Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
•    Cartel de Santa
•    Plan B
•    Yomil Y El Dany
•    Zion & Lennox

Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year:
•    Rich
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
•    Warner Latina 

Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year:
•    Capitol Latin
•    Pina
•    Sony Music Latin
•    Universal Music Latino 

WRITERS/PRODUCERS/PUBLISHERS CATEGORIES 

Songwriter of the Year:
•    Edén Muñoz
•    Horacio Palencia Cisneros
•    Luciano Luna Díaz
•    Raymond Luis “Daddy Yankee” Ayala Rodríguez

Publisher of the Year:
•    DEL World Songs, ASCAP
•    Dulce Maria Music, LLC, SESAC
•    Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing LLC, ASCAP
•    Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing, LLC, BMI

Publishing Corporation of the Year:
•    BMG
•    Sony/ATV Music
•    Universal Music
•    Warner/Chappell Music 

Producer of the Year:
•    Alejandro “Sky” Suárez Ramírez
•    Jesus Jaime González Terrazas
•    Saga Whiteblack
•    Sergio Lizarraga

Vives Releases Music Video for New Single “Al filo de tu amor”

Carlos Vives is living on the edge

After teasing his new single and music video last week, the 55-year-old Colombian singer has released the official clip for “Al filo de tu amor.”

Carlos Vives

The video follows Vives’ journey through the bustling streets of a bitter cold New York, while he searches for the woman of his dreams, who has suddenly stopped answering his calls and disappeared.

“In this occasion I mention New York, and there’s a reason behind it,” Vives said about the song. “I have a special connection with that city and with a community that opened their doors and have loved us very much throughout the years… listen, New York, because I am singing to you.”

The pop/vallenato single follows his chart-topping hit “La bicicleta,” featuring fellow Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira.

“Al filo de tu amor” is the second single of Vives’ forthcoming studio album, titled Vives.

Shakira’s “Chantaje” Video Ranks No. 1 on YouTube’s Music Global Top 100

Shakira is this year’s YouTube music video sensation…

The 39-year-old Colombian superstar is closing the year as the No. 1 artist on YouTube’s Music Global Top 100.

Shakira

Shakira currently ranks No. 1 on the chart dated December 15 with the official music video for her new single “Chantaje” featuring Maluma with 57.6 million views during the period from December 9-15, a 17.8% increase over the previous week.

Shakira’s sultry clip also leads as the top video of the year with more than 268 million views (and counting).

But Shakira isn’t the only Latin artist to make the Top 10 for the week…

Ricky Martin ranks at No. 5 on the chart with the official music video for his single “Vente Pa’Ca,” featuring Maluma. The clip logged an additional 30.3 million views during the week.

Meanwhile, Daddy Yankee’s “Shaky Shaky” video comes in at No. 8 woth 29.6 million views during the week.

Further down the list: Carlos Vives and Shakira’s “La Bicicleta” video at No. 11, Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” video at No. 13, J Balvin’s “Safari” video at No. 14, Zion & Lennox’s “Otra Vez” video featuring J Balvin at No. 15, Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home” video at No. 17, and Maluma’s “Sin Contrato” video at No. 18.

Click here to see the entire list.

Shakira Releases New Single “Chantaje,” Featuring Maluma

It’s a serious case of musical blackmail for Shakira

The 39-year-old Colombian superstar has released her highly anticipated new single, “Chantaje,” featuring Maluma.

Shakira & Maluma

After revealing several details of her new single through guessing games on social media throughout the week, Shakira’s highly anticipated new single “Chantaje,” featuring Maluma, is finally here.

The pop/reggaeton-infused track, which Shakira promoted via guessing games on social media, is the first collaboration between the Colombian singers, although recently, Maluma premiered his remix to Shakira and Carlos Vives‘ summer hit “La bicicleta.”

After working on the remix, Maluma confessed to Billboard that he couldn’t miss the opportunity to work with the pop star again.

The “Chantaje” collaboration was made possible thanks to Sony Music, who proposed the idea after the “La bicicleta” remix.

“I was in Barcelona working with Shakira and it was an amazing experience,” Maluma says about the collaboration. “She’s a great artist and I learned a lot while working with her.”

Vives Agrees to Global Deal with Kobalt Music Publishing & Kobalt Neighbouring Rights

Carlos Vives has a new publishing partner…

The 55-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter has agreed to a global deal with both Kobalt Music Publishing and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights.

Carlos Vives

The deal, effective immediately, includes Vives’ past hits, as well as future songs.

Vives’ latest hit “La Bicicleta,” with Shakira, is at No. 2 on this week’s Hot Latin Songs chart. It is also nominated for a Latin Grammy for Song and Record of the year.

The Kobalt deal, with its neighbouring rights services, is practical for an international artist like Vives, whose music tops many international charts.

Vives has had five No. 1s on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, dating back to 2000’s “Fruta Fresca” and up until 2012’s “Volví a Nacer,” which marked Vives’ return to recording after a nearly decade-long hiatus.

“I’ve always admired Carlos Vives’ extraordinary creative talent,” said Nestor Casonú, managing director for Latin America at Kobalt. “I value the authenticity he brings to the music of his country and the other native cultures, daringly incorporating contemporary instruments to his songs.”

When Casonú ran EMI’s Latin publishing operation, he signed Vives and worked closely with him on his 2001 album, Dejame Entrar, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart. Vives also topped the chart with his two most recent albums, his 2013 comeback, Corazón Profundo, and 2015’s Mas + Corazon Profundo: Tour.

Vives’ credits the friendship as one of the reasons he decided to go with Kobalt when his contract with Sony/ATV ended.

“One of course comes to a company for the advantages and possibilities they offer to us as artists, but fundamentally one joins a company for the people, for the admiration they awaken in us and for the passion and mysticism with which they do their job,” he said in a statement. “It was with Nestor Casonu, a long time industry friend, that I found the motivation, the joy and the enthusiasm to continuously write new, quality songs. We are very happy to form part of the Kobalt family and we are fully committed with them.”

Vives was most recently signed to Sony/ATV as a songwriter. He is signed to Sony Music Latin as a recording artist.