Bad Bunny Leads Latinx Pack of American Music Awards Nominees with Five Nods

Bad Bunny continues his American music takeover…

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican superstar is the leading Latinx contender for the 2021 American Music Awards.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny has earned five nods, two less than top nominee Olivia Rodrigo. The Weeknd received six nominations.

Bad Bunny ties Doja Cat and Giveon with five nods each.

He’s nominated in the Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Latin Song categories for his chart-topping single “DÁKITI,” featuring Jhay Cortez. He’s also up for Favorite Male Latin Artist, Favorite Latin Album for El Último Tour Del Mundo, and a second nod in the Favorite Latin Song category for his single “La Noche de Anoche,” with Rosalia.

Cardi B is nominated for three AMAs…

The 29-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar is up for Favorite Music Video and Favorite Hip-Hop Song for her No. 1 single “Up,” as well as Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist.

Bruno Mars has picked up three AMA nods…

The 36-year-old part-Puerto Rican Grammy-winning singer is nominated in all three categories for his work with Silk Sonic, his group with Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic.

Mars is nominated for Favorite Music Video and Favorite R&B Song for Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open,” as well as Favorite Pop Duo or Group.

Maluma has earned three nods, including Favorite Male Latin artist. He’s also up for Favorite Latin Album for Papi Juancho and Favorite Latin Songs for “Hawái (Remix),” featuring The Weeknd.

Kali Uchis has picked up her first-ever AMA nods…

The 27-year-old Colombian American singer/songwriter earns nods in the Favorite Female Latin Artist, Favorite Latin Song (“Telepatía”)and Favorite Latin Album (Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)) categories.

KAROL G is nominated for two awards, including Favorite Latin Album for KG0516 and Favorite Female Latin Artist.

Other nominees include Rosalia (with two), Rauw Alejandro (2), J Balvin (1), Ozuna (1), Natti Natasha (1), Becky G (1), Farruko (1), Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga (1), Calibre 50 (1), Eslabon Armado (1), La Arrolladora (1), Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho (1) and Los Dos Carnales (1).

With this year’s continued expansion of the Latin field, there are now as many awards for Latin (five) as there are for pop and country. That’s remarkable because there weren’t any categories for Latin at the American Music Awards until 1998, when Julio Iglesias took the first award for favorite Latin artist.

The nominations announcement kicked off Thursday with reveals on ABC’s Good Morning America and Spotify’s morning show The Get Up, with the remaining nominees announced via the AMAs Twitter account.

Nominees are based on key fan interactions — as reflected on the Billboard charts — including streaming, album sales, song sales and radio airplay. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partner MRC Data, and cover the time period September 25, 2020, through September 23, 2021.

Voting for all awards is now open. This year, for the first time, fans can vote for all AMA categories on TikTok by searching for AMAs in-app. Fans can vote once per category per day.

The American Music Awards bill themselves as the world’s largest fan-voted awards show.

The show will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 21, at 8:00 pm ET/PT on ABC and stream next day on Hulu. The show will air globally across a footprint of linear and digital platforms in more than 120 countries and territories.

MRC Live & Alternative and Jesse Collins Entertainment are producing

Here’s the complete list of 2021 American Music Awards nominees:

Artist of the year:
Ariana Grande
BTS
Drake
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

New artist of the year:
24kGoldn
Giveon
Masked Wolf
Olivia Rodrigo
The Kid LAROI

Collaboration of the year:
24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “DÁKITI”
Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, “Peaches”

Favorite trending song:
Erica Banks, “Buss It”
Måneskin, “Beggin’”
Megan Thee Stallion, “Body”
Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
Popp Hunna, “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”

Favorite music video:
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open”
Cardi B, “Up”
Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”
Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears”

Favorite male pop artist:
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
The Weeknd

Favorite female pop artist:
Ariana Grande
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

Favorite pop duo or group:
AJR
BTS
Glass Animals
Maroon 5
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Favorite pop album:
Ariana Grande, Positions
Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR
Taylor Swift, evermore
The Kid LAROI, F*CK LOVE

Favorite pop song:
BTS, “Butter”
Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears (Remix)”

Favorite male country artist:
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

Favorite female country artist:
Carrie Underwood
Gabby Barrett
Kacey Musgraves
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert

Favorite country duo or group:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Lady A
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Favorite country album:
Chris Stapleton, Starting Over
Gabby Barrett, Goldmine
Lee Brice, Hey World
Luke Bryan, Born Here Live Here Die Here
Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album

Favorite country song:
Chris Stapleton, “Starting Over”
Chris Young & Kane Brown, “Famous Friends”
Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones”
Luke Combs, “Forever After All”
Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Favorite male hip-hop artist:
Drake
Lil Baby
Moneybagg Yo
Polo G
Pop Smoke

Favorite female hip-hop artist:
Cardi B
Coi Leray
Erica Banks
Megan Thee Stallion
Saweetie

Favorite hip-hop album:
Drake, Certified Lover Boy
Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
Megan Thee Stallion, Good News
Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
Rod Wave, SoulFly

Favorite hip-hop song:
Cardi B, “Up”
Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV, “Lemonade”
Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK, “Calling My Phone”
Polo G, “RAPSTAR”
Pop Smoke, “What You Know Bout Love”

Favorite male R&B artist:
Chris Brown
Giveon
Tank
The Weeknd
Usher

Favorite female R&B artist:
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko
SZA

Favorite R&B album:
Doja Cat, Planet Her
Giveon, When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time
H.E.R., Back of My Mind
Jazmine Sullivan, Heaux Tales
Queen Naija, missunderstood

Favorite R&B song:
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open”
Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Giveon, “Heartbreak Anniversary”
H.E.R., “Damage”
Jazmine Sullivan, “Pick Up Your Feelings”

Favorite male Latin artist:
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna
Rauw Alejandro

Favorite female Latin artist:
Becky G
Kali Uchis
KAROL G
Natti Natasha
ROSALÍA

Favorite Latin duo or group:
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Eslabon Armado
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho
Los Dos Carnales

Favorite Latin album:
Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo
Kali Uchis, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)
KAROL G, KG0516
Maluma, Papi Juancho
Rauw Alejandro, Afrodisíaco

Favorite Latin song:
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “DÁKITI”
Bad Bunny x ROSALÍA, “LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE”
Farruko, “Pepas”
Kali Uchis, “telepatía”
Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái (Remix)”

Favorite rock artist:
AJR
All Time Low
Foo Fighters
Glass Animals
Machine Gun Kelly

Favorite inspirational artist:
CAIN
Carrie Underwood
Elevation Worship
Lauren Daigle
Zach Williams

Favorite gospel artist:
Kanye West
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Maverick City Music
Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Favorite dance/electronic artist:
David Guetta
ILLENIUM
Marshmello
Regard
Tiësto

The American Music Awards are produced by MRC Live & Alternative, which is owned by MRC.

Natti Natasha Getting Her Own Original Amazon Prime Series

Natti Natasha is embracing the love

The 34-year-old Dominican-Honduran singer/songwriter is getting her own original series on Amazon Prime.

Natti Natasha

The six-episode series titled Everybody Loves Natti will premiere on November 19 on the streaming platform.

The series will offer a glimpse into Natti Naasha’s journey, including her personal and professional life.

Over six episodes, Everybody Loves Natti will cover details of the reggaeton star’s personal life, including her fertility issues and her experience with her latest album, Nattividad.

The series will also feature her friends and collaborators Daddy Yankee, Prince Royce, Becky G, Yovanna Ventura, Ariadna Gutiérrez and more.

Mona Scott-Young, producer of the Love & Hip Hop franchise, serves as series creator and executive producer, along with executive producers Natasha and Raphy Pina.

Joss Favela Signs Worldwide Administration Agreement with Warner Chappell Music

Joss Favela has a new deal…

The 30-year-old Mexican award-winning singer-songwriter has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Warner Chappell Music.

Joss Favela

“His raw talent, creative instincts, and authenticity shine through in every performance,” said Gustavo Menéndez, WCM president, U.S. Latin & Latin America, who first saw Favela perform at the ASCAP Latin Music Awards a few years ago. “We’re glad Joss has chosen Warner Chappell as his partner in this journey and we look forward to working alongside him.”

Proud to be his publisher and excited to do “great things together,” Lazaro Hernandez, WMC vice president, A&R, U.S. Latin & Latin America, added: “Joss is a dynamic and genuine songwriter who at such a young age has already established himself as one of the greatest of his time.”

The Regional Mexican star, who has penned more than 100 songs for artists like Alejandro Fernandez, Banda MS, and Natti Natasha, made history at the 2016 Premio ASCAP as the youngest person ever to win songwriter of the year. He nabbed the title in 2017 and 2018.

On the Billboard charts, Favela has entered Hot Latin Songs, Latin Airplay, Top Latin Albums, Regional Mexican Albums, and Regional Mexican Airplay, where he has five top 10’s.

“When my love for music started I never thought that I’d get to spend my life writing songs,” he said. “I’m continuously surprised by the beautiful things that happen to me, and joining the Warner Chappell family is one of them. I’m grateful for the songs that life has given me, but I’m even more grateful for the ones that are still to come.”

Favela, who is represented by Simran A. Singh and Christopher Navarro of Singh, Singh & Trauben, LLP, is nominated for best banda album at the 2021 Latin Grammys with Llegando al Rancho.

Bad Bunny Claims 10 Billboard Latin Music Awards Trophies, Including Artist of the Year

It’s a perfect 10 for Bad Bunny

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican superstar scored 10 wins at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards, including the biggest award of the night… artist of the year.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny, a 22-time finalist, also won songwriter of the year; Hot Latin Songs artist of the year, male; Latin Rhythm artist of the year, solo; and Top Latin Albums Artist of the year, male.

His hit song “Dákiti” featuring Jhay Cortez, won Hot Latin Song of the year; Hot Latin Song of the year, vocal event; and streaming song of the year.

And in the coveted album of the year category, Bad Bunny’s hit album YHLQMDLG won in a triple competition against his own El Ultimo Tour del Mundo and Las Que No Iban a Salir.

Bunny picked up his awards during the live show, which aired from the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Fla., on the Telemundo network and featured performances and premieres by Daddy Yankee, Rosalía, Rauw Alejandro, Natti Natasha, Carlos Vives, Myke Towers, Jhay Cortez and Nicky Jam, among others.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards, given in 56 categories, honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music as determined by Billboard’s renowned weekly charts, during the period rom the rankings dated February 1, 2020, through this year’s August 7, 2021, charts, a longer than usual period due to the pandemic.

Following Bad Bunny in number of wins was Jhay Cortez — with three for “Dákiti” — and the Black Eyed Peas, whose hit “Ritmo (Bad Boys for Life)” with J Balvin won sales song of the year, while their “Mamacita” with Ozuna and J. Rey Soul won Latin pop song of the year. The Peas were also the winners of the crossover artist of the year, thanks to their groundbreaking album Translation, where they paired up with multiple Latin acts.

Urban star Karol G swept the female awards, winning Hot Latin Songs artist of the year, female, and Top Latin Albums artist of the year, female. Fellow Colombian Maluma, along with The Weeknd, also took home two awards for “Hawái,” and Prince Royce, who continues to break ground in tropical music, won tropical song of the year with “Carita Inocente” and tropical album of the year for Alter Ego.

In the rapidly growing realm of regional Mexican music, stalwarts Band MS de Sergio Lizárraga won Hot Latin Songs artist of the year, duo or group and Regional Mexican artist, duo or group. In turn, newcomers Eslabón Armado won Top Latin Album artist of the year, duo or group, and Regional Mexican album of the year for Tu Veneno Mortal.

In a year that was full of new music, the versatile Myke Towers, who does both rap and reggaetón, won the new artist of the year award, buoyed by a string of successful hits and albums. And Tainy once again took home the producer of the year award.

The evening was punctuated by a slew of special moments. Daddy Yankee received the Billboard Hall of Fame award, becoming the first urban artist to receive the honor and underscoring nearly two decades of steady hitmaking. In turn, Yankee performed the television premiere of his new single, “Métele al Perreo.”

Rock legends Maná received the new Billboard Icon award, and premiered their new single, “Reloj Cucú,” alongside newcomer Mabel.

And regional Mexican grand dame Paquita la del Barrio’s 50-year storied career was recognized with Billboard’s Lifetime Achievement Award, accompanied by an attitude-filled performance of her vintage hit “Rata de dos patas” and “El Consejo” alongside Ana Bárbara.

Here are all the winners:

Artist of the Year: Bad Bunny
Artist of the Year, New:: Myke Towers
Crossover Artist of the Year: Black Eyed Peas

SONG CATEGORIES

Hot Latin Song of the Year: Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”
Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event: Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male: Bad Bunny
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female: Karol G
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year: Rimas
Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year: Rimas
Latin Airplay Song of the Year: Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái”
Latín Airplay Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin
Latin Airplay Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin
Sales Song of the Year: Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin, “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”
Streaming Streaming Song of the Year: Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”

ALBUM CATEGORIES

Top Latin Album of the Year: Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male: Bad Bunny
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female: Karol G
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Eslabon Armado
Top Latin Albums Label of the Year: Rimas
Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year: Rimas

LATIN POP CATEGORIES

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo: Shakira
Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Maná
Latin Pop Song of the Year: Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna & J.Rey Soul “Mamacita”
Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin
Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin
Latin Pop Album of the Year: Kali Uchis, Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios)
Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year: Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year: Universal Music Latino

TROPICAL CATEGORIES

Tropical Artist of the Year, Solo: Romeo Santos
Tropical Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Aventura
Tropical Song of the Year: Prince Royce, “Carita de Inocente”
Tropical Airplay Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin
Tropical Airplay Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin
Tropical Albums of the Year: Prince Royce, Alter Ego
Tropical Albums Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin
Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin

REGIONAL MEXICAN CATEGORIES

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Solo: Christian Nodal
Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Regional Mexican Song of the Year: Lenin Ramírez, featuring Grupo Firme, “Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo”
Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year: Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year: Fonovisa
Regional Mexican Album of the Year: Eslabon Armado, Tu Veneno Mortal
Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year: Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year: DEL

LATIN RHYTHM CATEGORIES

Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo: Bad Bunny
Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Los Legendarios
Latin Rhythm Song of the Year: Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái”
Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin
Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year: Universal Music Latino
Latin Rhythm Album of the Year: Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG
Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year: Rimas
Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year: Rimas

WRITERS/PRODUCERS/PUBLISHERS CATEGORIES

Songwriter of the Year: Bad Bunny
Publisher of the Year: RSM Publishing, ASCAP
Publishing Corporation of the Year: Sony Music Publishing
Producer of the Year: Tainy

Natti Natasha to Take Part in Special Motherhood Talk During This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Week

Natti Natasha is opening up about being a new mom…

The 34-year-old Dominican singer and songwriter will be taking part in a special talk entitled “There’s No Hood Like Motherhood” at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Week.

Natti Natasha

Returning to Miami in September, the weeklong event unites the top Latin hitmakers, influencers and industry leaders, and features live performances and conversations with superstars.

Natti Natasha will appear alongside Telemundo’s Adamari López for a candid conversation on wellness, babies and superstardom.

The “Antes Que Salga El Sol” singer gave birth to her first child, a baby girl named Vida Isabelle, in May with longtime manager and fiancé Raphy Pina of Pina Records.

Recently announced panels include the “Mano a Mano” panel with Rauw Alejandro and Myke Towers, during which both chart-topping artists will discuss new projects, upcoming tours and the challenges and advantages for the new wave of reggaetón artists; “Making the Hit, Live” masterclass with Lunay and his longtime producers Chris Jedi and Gaby Music; and the “Coming Out Latin” panel with Raymix, Esteman, Erika Vidrio and Johnny Caz of Grupo Firme for an insightful and heartfelt conversation on the challenges and rewards of coming out as a Latin music act.

The star-studded 2021 Latin Music Week lineup — headlined by Daddy Yankee, Karol G and Nicky Jam — also includes participation by Anitta, Elena Rose, Myke Towers, Nicki Nicole, Rauw Alejandro, Esteman, Raymix, Kany García, Tainy and Tini, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2021 Latin Music Week will take place from September 20 to 24 at the Faena Forum in Miami and coincides with the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards broadcasting live via Telemundo on September 23.

To register and for more information, visit BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.

Karol G Nabs Six Premios Juventud Awards

Karol G has six reasons to celebrate…

The 18th annual Premios Juventud ceremony returned to Miami’s Watsco Center with a live audience Thursday night, where the 30-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter was the night’s big winner.

Karol G

Karol G took home six awards including female artist of the youth. In her speech, she dedicated the award to her fellow nominees, including Becky G and Natti Natasha. “This is for all of you. We’re building an incredible empire and we’re all part of the game,” she said. “They respect us and we contribute.”

Other artists who took home awards include Bad Bunny, who made a special appearance to introduce Tommy Torres‘ performance, Grupo Firme, Los Dos Carnales, Becky G, Natti Natasha and Daddy Yankee, who received the special “Agent of Change” award.

The hosts of the ceremony – Sebastian Yatra, Chiquis and Alejandra Espinoza – announced that next year’s Premios Juventud are set to take place for the first time ever in Puerto Rico.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Artista De La Juventud Femenino: KAROL G
Mejor Canción Regional Mexicana: “EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
La Nueva Generación – Femenina – KALI UCHIS
La Nueva Generación – Masculina: JAY WHEELER
La Nueva Generación Regional Mexicano: LOS DOS CARNALES

Mejor Canción Mariachi-Ranchera: “DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
Mejor Colaboración Regional Mexicana: “EL GÜERO” – GRUPO FIRME FT. MARCA MP
Mejor Fusión Regional Mexicana: “EL CAMBIO” – CHESCA & GRUPO FIRME
La Mezcla Perfecta: “RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
Tropical Mix
: “ANTES QUE SALGA EL SOL” – NATTI NATASHA & PRINCE ROYCE
Colaboración OMG: “HAWÁI (REMIX)” – MALUMA & THE WEEKND

Track Viral Del Año: “DÁKITI” – BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ
Artista De La Juventud Masculino: BAD BUNNY
Grupo o Dúo Favorito Del Año: GRUPO FIRME
Álbum Del Año: EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO – BAD BUNNY
Álbum Regional Mexicano Del Año: NOS DIVERTIMOS LOGRANDO LO IMPOSIBLE – GRUPO FIRME
Canción Del Año: “DÁKITI” – BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ
El Traffic Jam: “BICHOTA” – KAROL G – WINNER
La Más Pegajosa: “AY, DIOS MÍO!” – KAROL G
Girl Power: “RAM PAM PAM” – NATTI NATASHA & BECKY G
La Coreo Más Hot: “BICHOTA” – KAROL G
Social Dance Challenge: “BICHOTA” – KAROL G
Video Con El Mensaje Más Poderoso: “UN DÍA (ONE DAY)” – J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY & TAINY
Quiero Más: SEBASTIÁN RULLI
Juntos Encienden Mis Redes
: NATTI NATASHA & RAPHY PINA
Ayudando A Sus Fans: BECKY G
Mejor LOL: IMARAY ULLOA
Influencer Con Causa: JUANPA ZURITA

El Más Trendy: KAROL G

Natti Natasha & Becky G Return to No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with Latest Team-Up “Ram Pam Pam”

Natti Natasha and Becky G are back in top form…

The 34-year-old Dominican singer and the 24-year-old Mexican American singer have returned to Billboard’s Latin Airplay summit with their collaborative single “Ram Pam Pam.” The track hits No. 1 on the July 17-dated chart.

Natti Natasha & Becky G

The pair previously appeared atop the tally when “Sin Pijama,” their first team-up, ruled for one week in August 2018.

Becky G last appeared atop the tally with “Sin Pijama,” while Natti Natasha was last at No. 1 in April with “Antes Que Salga El Sol,” with Prince Royce.

It’s the third No. 1 for Becky G on Latin Airplay, and the eighth for Natti Natasha on the 50-deep tally.

“Ram Pam Pam” takes the lead (6-1) with a 48% gain in audience impressions, to 9.6 million, earned in the week ending July 11, according to MRC Data. As Natti establishes her eighth chart-topper, she continues to have the fifth-most No. 1s among female artists since the chart launched in 1994.

Here’s a recap of female acts with the most Latin Airplay No. 1s:

15, Shakira
11, Gloria Estefan
11, Karol G
10, Jennifer Lopez
8, Natti Natasha
5, Paulina Rubio
5, Thalia

“Ram Pam Pam” becomes the second female pairing to lead Latin Airplay in 2021, after Karol G and Mariah Angeliq’s “El Makinon” reigned for one week on the June 5-dated list. The new collaboration is just the fourth joint effort by two women in a lead role to hit No. 1 since the chart’s inception.

Here are the four winners:

Artists, Title, Peak Date
Becky G & Natti Natasha, “Sin Pijama”, August 11, 2018
Karol G & Nicki Minaj, “Tusa,” Feb. 15, 2020 (five weeks)
Karol G & Mariah Angeliq, “El Makinon,” June 5
Natti Natasha & Becky G, “Ram Pam Pam,” July 17

 

Beyond its Latin Airplay coronation, “Ram Pam Pam” also lands at No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay: a seventh win for Natti and a fourth lead for Becky.

Karol G Leads Pack of Premios Juventud Nominees with 12 Nods

Karol G could be taking home an awards haul at this year’s Premios Juventud

Univision has unveiled the nominees for the 2021 Premios Juventud, with the 30-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter leading with 12 nominations, alongside Camilo.

Karol G

The two Colombian artists are followed by J Balvin and Maluma with 11 nominations, Daddy YankeeLos Dos Carnales and Myke Towers with nine noms, and with eight each, Christian Nodal and Natti Natasha, among other nominees.

Celebrating the “Youth Leading Change in Culture,” the 18th annual awards show will not only reflect the diverse and global growth of Latin music, and recognize “agents of change” in the industry and community, but will also return with a live audience.

“We made history as the first live music awards show during the pandemic and now, we are excited to bring back a live audience to our show that will feature Latin music’s hottest stars, emerging artists, and honor remarkable individuals making their mark in the community and around the globe,” said Ignacio Meyer, SVP of Music, Nonfiction and Development at Univision, in a statement.

This year, Premios Juventud added 14 new categories, including best regional Mexican collaboration, viral track of the year, girl power (best all-female collab), social dance challenge, and helping the fans, to name a few.

Alejandra Espinoza has been confirmed as one of this year’s main hosts, as well as Borja Voces (backstage host) and Gabriel Coronel, Jomari Goyso, Roberto Hernández, Clarissa Molina and Fátima Molina as co-hosts of the “PJ Takeover” preshow.

“Premios Juventud” will air live from Miami’s Watsco Center at 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, July 22, in Miami via Univision.

Fans can vote for their favorite nominees until June 28 via premiosjuventud.com or the Uforia app.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

La Nueva Generación – Femenina
CHESCA DANIELA DARCOURT
ELENA ROSE
KALI UCHIS
LA ROSS MARIA
MARIA BECERRA
NATHY PELUSO
NICKI NICOLE
VF7
YAHAIRA PLASENCIA

La Nueva Generación – Masculina
ALEX ROSE
FRAN ROZZANO
GUAYNAA
JAY WHEELER
KHEA
LLANE
MANNY CRUZ
MATI GÓMEZ
MORA
ROCHY RD

La Nueva Generación Regional Mexicano
ESLABON ARMADO
INGRID CONTRERAS
JESSI URIBE
JUNIOR H
LAS MARÍAS
LOS DOS CARNALES
LOS NUEVOS FEDERALES
MARCA MP
NUEVO ELEMENTO
YEISON JIMENEZ

Mejor Canción Mariachi-Ranchera
“DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
“EL ALUMNO” – JOSS FAVELA & JESSI URIBE
“EL TIEMPO NO PERDONA” – ALEX FERNÁNDEZ
“NO ANDES CON NADIE” – NUEVO ELEMENTO
“PARA NO EXTRAÑARTE TANTO” – ANA BÁRBARA
“POBRE CORAZÓN” – INGRID CONTRERAS
“TE OLVIDÉ” – ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
“TU AMANTE” – YEISON JIMENEZ
“YA NO INSISTAS CORAZÓN” – VICENTE FERNÁNDEZ
“Y SI ME VUELVO A ENAMORAR” – JARY FRANCO

Mejor Canción Regional Mexicana
“BARQUILLERO” – CALIBRE 50
“BORRACHO DE COCHERA” – EL FANTASMA
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“EN OTRO CANAL” – LA FIERA DE OJINAGA
“OTRA BORRACHERA” – GERARDO ORTIZ

Mejor Colaboración Regional Mexicana
“CA…. Y VAGO” – EL FANTASMA FT. LOS DOS CARNALES
“CONTRA MIS PRINCIPIOS” – LENIN RAMÍREZ & REMMY VALENZUELA
“EL GÜERO” – GRUPO FIRME FT. MARCA MP
“SOMOS LOS QUE SOMOS” – LOS 2 DE LA S & BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
“Y LA HICE LLORAR” – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES FT. ABEL PINTOS

Mejor Fusión Regional Mexicana
“100 AÑOS” – CARLOS RIVERA, MALUMA & CALIBRE 50
“BOTELLA TRAS BOTELLA” – GERA MX & CHRISTIAN NODAL
“CUMBIA A LA GENTE” – GUAYNAA & LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
“EL CAMBIO” – CHESCA & GRUPO FIRME
“QUE SE SEPA NUESTRO AMOR” – MON LAFERTE & ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
“TUYO Y MÍO” – CAMILO & LOS DOS CARNALES

La Mezcla Perfecta
“AGUA” – TAINY & J BALVIN
“CARAMELO (REMIX)” – OZUNA, KAROL G & MYKE TOWERS
“CHICA IDEAL” – SEBASTIÁN YATRA & GUAYNAA
“FÚTBOL Y RUMBA” – ANUEL AA FT. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
“HONEY BOO” – CNCO & NATTI NATASHA
“MALA COSTUMBRE” – MANUEL TURIZO & WISIN Y YANDEL
“MI NIÑA (REMIX)” – WISIN, MYKE TOWERS, MALUMA FT. ANITTA & LOS LEGENDARIOS
“PORFA (REMIX)” – FEID, JUSTIN QUILES, J BALVIN FT. MALUMA, NICKY JAM & SECH
“RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
“TITANIC” – KANY GARCÍA & CAMILO

Tropical Mix
“ANTES QUE SALGA EL SOL” – NATTI NATASHA & PRINCE ROYCE
“BEBÉ” – CAMILO & EL ALFA
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“TÚ VAS A TENER QUE EXPLICARME (REMIX)” – LA ROSS MARIA & ROMEO SANTOS
“VÍCTIMAS LAS DOS” – VÍCTOR MANUELLE & LA INDIA

Colaboración OMG
“BAILA CONMIGO” – SELENA GOMEZ & RAUW ALEJANDRO
“BEAUTIFUL BOY” – KAROL G, LUDACRIS & EMILEE
“DEL MAR” – OZUNA, DOJA CAT & SIA
“HAWÁI (REMIX)” – MALUMA & THE WEEKND
“MAMACITA” – BLACK EYED PEAS, OZUNA & J. REY SOUL
“ME GUSTA” – ANITTA FT. CARDI B & MYKE TOWERS
“TKN” – ROSALÍA & TRAVIS SCOTT
“TOP GONE” – LIL MOSEY & LUNAY
“UN DÍA (ONE DAY)” – J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY & TAINY
“X” – JONAS BROTHERS FT. KAROL G

Track Viral Del Año (Canción con el ascenso más rápido en social media)
“CON TUS BESOS” – ESLABON ARMADO
“DÁKITI” – BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“HAWÁI” – MALUMA
“LA JEEPETA (REMIX)” – NIO GARCIA, ANUEL AA, MYKE TOWERS, BRRAY & JUANKA
“RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
“TÚ” – CARIN LEÓN
“VIDA DE RICO” – CAMILO

Artista De La Juventud Masculino
BAD BUNNY
CAMILO
CHRISTIAN NODAL
DADDY YANKEE
EL FANTASMA
J BALVIN
LUNAY
MALUMA
MYKE TOWERS
PRINCE ROYCE

Artista De La Juventud Femenino
BECKY G
CAZZU
CHIQUIS
FARINA
KANY GARCÍA
KAROL G
MARIAH ANGELIQ
NATHY PELUSO
NATTI NATASHA
ROSALÍA

Grupo o Dúo Favorito Del Año
CALIBRE 50
CNCO
GRUPO FIRME
LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
LOS DOS CARNALES
MAU Y RICKY
N’KLABE
PISO 21
REIK
ZION Y LENNOX

Álbum Del Año
ALTER EGO – PRINCE ROYCE
DÉJÀ VU – CNCO
EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO – BAD BUNNY
KG0516 – KAROL G
LOS LEGENDARIOS 001 – LOS LEGENDARIOS
MESA PARA DOS – KANY GARCÍA
MIS MANOS – CAMILO
MUNAY – PEDRO CAPÓ
PAPI JUANCHO – MALUMA
UNA NIÑA INÚTIL – CAZZU

Álbum Regional Mexicano Del Año
AL ESTILO RANCHERON – LOS DOS CARNALES
AYAYAY! – CHRISTIAN NODAL
CARTELES – EL FANTASMA
DE BUENOS AIRES PARA EL MUNDO – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
DESPUÉS DE HOY – NETO BERNAL
EL TRABAJO ES LA SUERTE – BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
EN OTRO CANAL – LA FIERA DE OJINAGA
NOS DIVERTIMOS LOGRANDO LO IMPOSIBLE – GRUPO FIRME
SIN PERDER EL ESTILO – LENIN RAMÍREZ
VAMOS BIEN – CALIBRE 50

Canción Del Año
“CARAMELO (REMIX)” – OZUNA, KAROL G & MYKE TOWERS
“CARITA DE INOCENTE” – PRINCE ROYCE
“DÁKITI” – BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“HAWÁI” – MALUMA
“MI NIÑA” – LOS LEGENDARIOS, WISIN & MYKE TOWERS
“SI ME DICES QUE SÍ” – REIK, FARRUKO & CAMILO
“TU VENENO” – J BALVIN

El Traffic Jam
“ADMV” – MALUMA
“BAILA CONMIGO” – SELENA GOMEZ & RAUW ALEJANDRO
“BANDIDO” – MYKE TOWERS & JUHN
“BICHOTA” – KAROL G
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“FIEL” – LOS LEGENDARIOS, WISIN & JHAY CORTEZ
“LA TÓXICA” – FARRUKO
“RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
“SE ME OLVIDÓ” – CHRISTIAN NODAL
“VIDA DE RICO” – CAMILO

La Más Pegajosa
“ANTES QUE SALGA EL SOL” – NATTI NATASHA & PRINCE ROYCE
“AY, DIOS MÍO!” – KAROL G
“BORRACHO DE COCHERA” – EL FANTASMA
“CHICA IDEAL” – SEBASTIÁN YATRA & GUAYNAA
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“DIOSA” – MYKE TOWERS
“HAWÁI” – MALUMA
“ROPA CARA” – CAMILO
“TE VOLVERÍA A ELEGIR” – CALIBRE 50
“VACÍO” – LUIS FONSI & RAUW ALEJANDRO

Girl Power
“ANIMAL” – MARIA BECERRA & CAZZU
“¡AQUÍ YO MANDO!” – KALI UCHIS & RICO NASTY
“EL CONSEJO” – ANA BÁRBARA & PAQUITA LA DEL BARRIO
“EL MAKINON” – KAROL G & MARIAH ANGELIQ
“LA MUJER” – MON LAFERTE & GLORIA TREVI
“LAS NENAS” – NATTI NATASHA, CAZZU, FARINA FT. LA DURACA
“LO VAS A OLVIDAR” – BILLIE EILISH & ROSALÍA
“RAM PAM PAM” – NATTI NATASHA & BECKY G
“SE PORTABA MAL” – KANY GARCÍA & MON LAFERTE
“TICK TOCK” – THALIA, FARINA & SOFÍA REYES

La Coreo Más Hot
“BALADA PARA PERREAR” – LAS VILLA
“BICHOTA” – KAROL G
“ENCHULE” – RAUW ALEJANDRO
“LA BURBUJA” – MALUMA
“PROBLEMA” – DADDY YANKEE

Social Dance Challenge
“BICHOTA” – KAROL G
“LAS NENAS” – NATTI NATASHA, CAZZU, FARINA FT. LA DURACA
“PAPÁS” – MAU Y RICKY
“ROPA CARA” – CAMILO
“SE TE NOTA” – LELE PONS & GUAYNAA

Video Con El Mensaje Más Poderoso
“CUANDO ESTÉS AQUÍ” – PABLO ALBORÁN
“CUENTA CONMIGO” – MIKE BAHÍA, LLANE, PJ SIN SUELA FT. MOZART LA PARA
“GIRASOLES” – LUIS FONSI
“TAN BONITA” – PISO 21
“UN DÍA (ONE DAY)” – J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY & TAINY

Quiero Más
ALEJANDRA CAPETILLO & ANA PAULA CAPETILLO
ARIEL FOCUS
DOMELIPA
FRIDA SOFÍA
IRINA BAEVA
JAVIERR
JOSÉ EDUARDO DERBEZ
KUNNO
MICHELLE SALAS
SEBASTIÁN RULLI

Juntos Encienden Mis Redes
ANGELIQUE BOYER & SEBASTIÁN RULLI
CAMILO & EVALUNA
CHRISTIAN NODAL & BELINDA
GUAYNAA & LELE PONS
KIMBERLY LOAIZA & JUAN DE DIOS PANTOJA
NATTI NATASHA & RAPHY PINA

Ayudando A Sus Fans
BECKY G
DEMI LOVATO
J BALVIN
RICKY MARTIN
SELENA GOMEZ

Mejor LOL
ABELARDO CAMPUZANO
IMARAY ULLOA
JAVIER HALA MADRID
MARIO AGUILAR
MRCHUY0123

Influencer Con Causa
ARTURO ISLAS ALLENDE
JUANPA ZURITA
PAOLA ZURITA
SANTI MARATEA
YALITZA APARICIO

El Más Trendy
CAMILO
J BALVIN
KALI UCHIS
KAROL G
SOFÍA REYES

Ozuna to Headline Calibash in January 2022

Ozuna is headed to a massive bash

After being sidelined in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Calibash will return to Los Angeles’ Staples Center in January 2022 to celebrate its quinceañera, with the Puerto Rican singer serving as one of the headlining acts.

Ozuna

For the first time ever, this year’s Calibash will be a three-day show (January 14-16), headlined by Ozuna (January 14), Daddy Yankee (January 15) and J Balvin (January 16) along with a roster of superstars.

Also performing are Wisin & Yandel, Myke Towers, Becky G, Sech and Natanael Cano (on Day 1); Natti Natasha, Manuel Turizo, Rauw Alejandro, Lunay and Kali Uchis (Day 2); and Nicky Jam, Black Eyed Peas, Jhay Cortez, Justin Quiles and Nío García (Day 3).

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 1 on asx.com.

The multi-artist show, produced and presented by SBS Entertainment, is the best-known urban Latin festival in the United States, and perhaps, the best-known Latin fest in the country.

Staged every year at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and for the past three years also in Las Vegas, Calibash has since its inception reflected and set trends, hosting acts like Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez and Justin Bieber alongside Latin names like J Balvin, Enrique Iglesias and Nicky Jam.

“There’s nothing like it,” says Alessandra Alarcón, president of SBS Entertainment, the live event arm of SBS, which also owns the SBS radio network and TV station La Mega. “We’re activating the entirety of LA Live. We’ll have an outdoor stage with performances by local and up and coming artists, and inside, for the first time, we’ll have three completely different talent lineups.”

Prices will range from $45 for the cheapest seat to $1,000 for a top VIP seat (which grants access averaging $150 per night and $600 for a three-day pass). Aside from ticket sales, SBS also sells merchandise and of course sponsorships, both for the indoor and outdoor portions of the fest.

Victoria La Mala & Chiquis Team Up for Women’s Empowerment Anthem “Sexo Debil (TNMDQH)”

Victoria La Mala is empowering women with her latest single…

The Mexican singer has teamed up with Chiquis, whom she met about six years ago, for their first-ever collaboration “Sexo Debil (TNMDQH).”

Victoria La Mala & Chiquis

“I wrote the song a couple of years ago with Claudia Brant,” La Mala tells Billboard. “I was holding on to it for a while because I loved it so much and it meant so much to me.”

“Sexo Debil (TNMDQH),” short for “tu no me dices que hacer” is a Western-tinged corrido that fuses to an infectious cumbia melody towards the middle. It’s an anthem to remind women that they are in no shape or form the weakest sex.

“Every word we wrote was something that was told to me,” she adds. “I wanted to let women feel that they are empowered, have control of their lives and that they can do whatever they want.”

For the track, La Mala reeled in Latin Grammy winner, Chiquis, because “she’s such a strong woman and she’ll be able to relate.”

“Us women who are in this industry understand how hard it can be and the discrimination that happens,” Chiquis notes. “I love what Victoria did on this song because it comes from the heart. She’s really embracing who she is, she’s hip-hop, she’s Regional, she’s a little bit of everything and I love that she did something different. This song gives women power and reminds them that they can do whatever they want.”

In the music video, both Mexican artists are just as unapologetic and fierce as the track.

“I’m obsessed with this video! We had so much fun and I think it reflects that,” La Mala says. “I wanted to do this whole late ‘90s, early ‘00s aesthetic because I grew up with that. We filmed it in a day and we got to hang out with each other and let loose.”

With the release of “Sexo Debil,” part of Soy Mala EP coming out on May 5th, both La Mala and Chiquis hope to encourage more and more women in Regional Mexican to collaborate.

“Why can’t we get together the way Becky G and Natti [Natasha] collab? I want that in our genre so now it’s happening and hopefully it keeps on going,” Chiquis expresses.

“We’re the generation that’s doing it!” La Mala agrees. “There’s space to support all the women and grow together. We’re more unstoppable that way.”