Ozuna to Perform at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Ozuna will be taking the stage at least once at this year’s Latin AMAs

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singerhas been confirmed as a performer for the fifth annual Latin American Music Awards, taking place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on October 17, according to Telemundo

Ozuna

In addition to Ozuna, the network also announced that Colombian American artist Kali Uchis will perform.

For the second consecutive year, Ozuna leads the list of nominees for the 2019 Latin American Music Awards with nine nods. He’s followed by Bad Bunny and Romeo Santos with eight nods each; Anuel AA with seven nominations; and Banda MS with five. Daddy YankeeMalumaLuis FonsiSebastian YatraT3R Elemento and Marc Anthony each landed four nominations this year.

Fans can vote for their favorite artist online here.

The 2019 Latin AMAsnominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including sales, streaming and social activity, according to Billboard‘s analysis through their data allies Nielsen Musicand Next Big Sound, covering the period from August 10, 2018, to July 25, 2019. The awards will be broadcast live on Telemundo from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Thursday, October 17 at 8:00 pm ET.

Ozuna & J Balvin Lead the Pack of Latin American Music Awards Nominees with Nine Each

Ozuna and J Balvin are the men of the hour…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer and the 33-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer lead the list of nominees for the 2018 Latin American Music Awards (Latin AMAs) with nine nods each.

Ozuna & J Balvin

Close behind is Nicky Jam with eight nods; Daddy Yankee with six; Bad Bunny, Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga and Christian Nodal with five; and Luis Fonsi, Maluma, Romeo Santos, Shakira and Wisin with four nods each.

In the tradition of the American Music Awards (AMAs), the Latin AMAs pay tribute to the top Latin artists in the market today with fans voting for the ultimate winners.

In terms of nominations, 10 artists are up for artist of the year: Bad Bunny, Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Christian Nodal, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Luis Fonsi, Maluma, Nicky Jam, Ozuna and Shakira.

Ozuna and Balvin are also both up for favorite artist-male, favorite artist, urban and favorite album-urban and album of the year for Odisea and Vibras, respectively. In addition, Ozuna is up for song of the year and favorite song-urban for “Escápate Conmigo,” his hit with Wisin. “Me Niego,” by Reik featuring Ozuna and Wisin is up for favorite song –pop, and “Sobredosis,” by Romeo Santos featuring Ozuna is up for favorite song – tropical.

On his end, Balvin’s “Mi Gente” with Willy William featuring Beyonce is up for song of the year and favorite song-urban, while “X” by J Balvin with Nicky Jam is up for song of the year and favorite song-urban.

This year’s new artist of the year category is particularly competitive, with Bad Bunny, Manuel Turizo, Raymix and Sebastian Yatra vying for the award.

The Latin AMAs honors artists in pop/rock, regional Mexican, urban, and tropical genres. Nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including sales, airplay, streaming and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound for data covering the periods of Aug. 11, 2017 through Aug. 9, 2018. Winners are decided by fan votes.

The Latin AMAs are scheduled to air live October 25 on Telemundo from The Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Artista del Año / Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Christian Nodal
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Luis Fonsi
Maluma
Nicky Jam
Ozuna
Shakira

Nuevo Artista del Año / New Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny
Manuel Turizo
Raymix
Sebastián Yatra​

Sencillo del Año / Song of the Year
Becky G feat. Bad Bunny – “Mayores”
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
J Balvin & Willy William feat. Beyoncé – “Mi Gente”
Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”
Maluma & Nego do Borel – “Corazón”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin – “X”
Wisin feat. Ozuna – “Escápate Conmigo”

Álbum del Año / Album of the Year
Christian Nodal – Me Dejé Llevar
J Balvin – Vibras
Nicky Jam – Fénix
Ozuna – Odisea
Wisin – Victory

Artista Favorita – Femenina / Favorite Artist – Female
Becky G
Jennifer Lopez
Karol G
Natti Natasha
Shakira

Artista Favorito – Masculino / Favorite Artist – Male
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Maluma
Nicky Jam
Ozuna​

Dúo o Grupo Favorito / Favorite Duo or Group
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
CNCO
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
Zion & Lennox

Artista Favorito – Pop / Favorite Artist – Pop
CNCO
Luis Fonsi
Shakira

Álbum Favorito – Pop / Favorite Album – Pop
CNCO – CNCO
Juanes – Mis Planes Son Amarte
Sebastián Yatra – Mantra

Canción Favorita – Pop / Favorite Song – Pop
Carlos Vives & Sebastián Yatra – “Robarte Un Beso”
Enrique Iglesias feat. Bad Bunny – “El Baño”
Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”
Reik feat. Ozuna & Wisin – “Me Niego”
Shakira & Nicky Jam – “Perro Fiel”

Artista Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Artist – Regional Mexican
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Christian Nodal

Álbum Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Album – Regional Mexican
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga – La Mejor Versión De Mí
Christian Nodal – Me Dejé Llevar
T3r Elemento – Underground

Canción Favorita – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Song – Regional Mexican
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga – “Tu Postura”
Calibre 50 – “Corrido de Juanito”
Christian Nodal – “Me Dejé Llevar”
La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho – “Entre Beso y Beso”
Raymix – “Oye Mujer”

Artista Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Artist – Urban
J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna

Canción Favorita – Urbano / Favorite Song – Urban
Becky G feat. Bad Bunny – “Mayores”
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
J Balvin & Willy William feat. Beyoncé – “Mi Gente”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin – “X”
Wisin feat. Ozuna – “Escápate Conmigo”

Álbum Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Album – Urban
J Balvin – Vibras
Ozuna – Odisea
Yandel – #Update

Artista Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Artist – Tropical
Gente de Zona
Nacho
Romeo Santos
Canción Favorita – Tropical / Favorite Song – Tropical
Nacho – “Báilame”
Romeo Santos feat. Nicky Jam & Daddy Yankee – “Bella y Sensual”
Romeo Santos feat. Ozuna – “Sobredosis”
Silvestre Dangond & Nicky Jam – “Cásate Conmigo”
Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skilz & Elvis Crespo – “Azukita”

Álbum Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Album – Tropical
Carlos Vives – VIVES
Orquesta Akokán – Orquesta Akokán
Victor Manuelle – 25/7

Artista Favorito – Crossover / Favorite Crossover Artist
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Demi Lovato

Tour Favorito / Favorite Tour
Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull
Jennifer Lopez
Luis Miguel
Romeo Santos
Timbiriche

Video Favorito / Favorite Video
Anitta “Medicina”
Juanes “Pa Dentro”
Nacho “No te Vas”
Residente & Dillon Francis Feat. iLe “Sexo”
Ricardo Arjona “El Cielo a Mi Favor”

Cardi B Leads Pack of American Music Awards Nominees with Eight

Cardi B is a woman on top…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American actress has earned a whopping eight American Music Awards nominations, her first-ever nods.

Cardi B

Cardi B and Drakeare tied with eight nominations a piece, with the “I Like It” singer facing off against Camila Cabello, Khalid, Dua Lipa and XXXTentacion for New Artist of the Year.

She’s also up for Collaboration of the Yearfor her hit song with Bruno Mars Finesse,” Video of the Year for her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” Favorite Social Artist, Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock and Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop.

Cardi B’s other nods include Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop for “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” and Favorite Song – Pop/Rock for “Finesse” with Mars.

Camila Cabello, celebrating a remarkable year, has earned her first nods as a solo artist, a total of five.

The 21-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member is nominated for New Artist of the Year and Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock.

She’s also up for Collaboration of the Year, Video of the Year and Favorite Song – Pop/Rock for her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single “Havana,” featuring Young Thug.

Bruno Mars, an eight-time AMA winner, has earned four nods.

The 32-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer is nominated for Tour of the Year and Favorite Artist Male – Soul/R&B, as well as Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Song – Pop/Rock for “Finesse.”

Demi Lovato is nominated for Favorite Social Artist, while Daddy Yankee, Ozuna and J Balvin are facing off against each other in the Favorite Artist – Latin category.

The American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard.com, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of September 15, 2017 through August 9, 2018.

Voting begins now in all categories — except new artist, favorite social artist and collaboration — on Billboard.com.

Voting for the final three categories begins Monday, Sept. 24 on TheAMAs.com. The 2018 AMAs — hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross — air live October 9 on ABC at 8:00 pm ET.

Here’s the complete list of nominations:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTENTACION

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé & JAY-­Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake, “God’s Plan”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK
Drake
Malone
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM — POP/ROCK
Drake, Scorpion
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation

FAVORITE SONG­ — POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP — COUNTRY
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LANCO

FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

FAVORITE SONG  — COUNTRY
Kane Brown, “Heaven”
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP­HOP
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP­HOP
Drake, Scorpion
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys

FAVORITE SONG — RAP/HIP­HOP
Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
Ella Mai
Rihanna
SZA

FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B
Khalid “American Teen”
SZA “CTRL”
XXXTENTACION “17”

FAVORITE SONG — SOUL/R&B
Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man

FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Shawn Mendes
P!NK
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Zach Williams

FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers
Marshmello
Zedd

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By
The Greatest Showman
The Fate of the Furious: The Album

Sangalo Debuts on Billboard’s Social 50 Chart

Ivete Sangalo has sambaed her way onto a soclal chart…

The 44-year-old Brazilian singer makes her first appearance on Billboard’s Social 50 chart, bowing at No. 14 on the list dated March 18 following a flurry of activity around the 2017 Rio Carnival (February 17-March 5).

Ivete Sangalo

Sangalo’s arrival follows two weeks during which she performed at the event and was even named Carnival Queen by a fan-voted poll on Billboard.com, besting countrywoman and fellow singer Claudia Leitte. (It was a distinction Sangalo shared on social media, thanking her fans.)

She garnered 6.4 million Instagram reactions and 252,000 new followers on the service in the tracking week ending March 5, according to Next Big Sound. Her No. 14 debut also gives the singer her first Billboard chart appearance on a ranking that is not specific to Brazil.

Maluma Takes Top Two Spots on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

Maluma is celebrating two concurrent hits…

The Colombian singer has become only the sixth act to concurrently hold the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “Sin Contrato” soars 7-1 on the February 11-dated chart.

Maluma

At the same time, the singer remains at No. 2 as a featured act on Shakira’s “Chantaje” for a third straight week.

At 23-years-old, he’s the youngest artist to rule the top two spots on the chart, and the first to do so since 2011.

Before Maluma, the youngest artist to conquer the No. 1 and No. 2 spots was Alejandro Fernandez, who at 25 ruled the chart for two straight weeks in January of 1998 with “En El Jardin,” featuring Gloria Estefan, at No. 1, while “Si Tu Supieras” was No. 2.

Selena spent the most weeks holding both top spots. Beginning four months after the Tejano superstar died, she spent six non-consecutive weeks at the top with “Tu Solo Tu” and “I Could Fall In Love,” between July and September in 1995. She would have been 24-years-old.

The most recent artist to achieve the feat was Pitbull on the October 15, 2011-dated list. He crowned the chart with “Rain On Me,” featuring Marc Anthony, while “Give Me Everything,” featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, held the No. 2 slot.

The other acts to simultaneously hold the top two spots are Juan Luis Guerra and Juanes.

Maluma’s No. 1s on Latin Airplay
Title, peak date (weeks at No. 1)
“Borro Cassette,” Nov. 21, 2015 (three weeks)
“El Perdedor,” featuring Yandel, Aug. 13, 2016 (one week)
“Vente Pa’ Ca” (Ricky Martin featuring Maluma), Oct. 15, 2016 (two weeks)
“Chantaje” (Shakira featuring Maluma), Nov. 19, 2016 (three weeks)
“Sin Contrato,” featuring Fifth Harmony or Don Omar and Wisin, Feb. 11, 2017 (one week, so far)

“Sin Contrato,” which boasts a version featuring Fifth Harmony and one featuring Don Omar and Wisin, as well as Maluma’s original solo version, rises to the top boosted by a 38 percent at the radio format (to 15.1 million audience impressions in the week ending Jan. 29, according to Nielsen Music).

Meanwhile, on the Hot Latin Songs chart (which blends airplay, sales and streams), “Sin Contrato” earns a new peak hopping 13-7, reaching the top 10 for the first time in its 22nd charting frame. In addition to the on-air increase, 1.4 million U.S. streams (down 1 percent, in the week ending Jan. 26) also support the climb, which marks the singer’s fifth top 10.

Elsewhere on the charts, Maluma vaults 25-5 on Top Latin Albums with Pretty Boy Dirty Boy, with 2,000 equivalent album units earned, during the chart’s first week as a consumption based ranking. The updated chart switched to a multi-metric methodology, blending pure album sales, track equivalent album (TEA) units, and streaming equivalent album (SEA) units. Under the previous album-sales-only formula, the set debuted at No. 1 on the Nov. 21, 2015 chart. The jump marks the first time that the set returns to the top five since its arrival.

Finally, Maluma also lifts 14-10 on the Social 50 chart, which is powered by data tracked by music analytics company Next Big Sound, and ranks the most popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Tumblr. He previously peaked at No. 7 on the December 24 ranking.

Mars Named a Finalist in Three Billboard Music Award Categories, Including Top Artist

He’s Billboard’s reigning Artist of the Year… And now Bruno Mars leads the Latino pack of finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

The 28-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter has been named a finalist in three categories, including the big prize: Top Artist.

Bruno Mars

Mars is up against Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Imagine Dragons for the top award.

In addition, the Super Bowl Halftime Show standout is nominated for Top Male Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist.

But Mars isn’t the only Latino artist to be named a finalist in multiple categories…

Romeo Santos, who recently broke Billboard records with his No. 1 single Odio,” is a finalist in three categories, including Top Latin Artist and Top Latin Album. Puerto Rican/Dominican American singer is also a double-finalist in the Top Latin Song category for his collaboration with Enrique Iglesias, “Loco,” and his single “Propuesta Indecente.”

Prince Royce and Marc Anthony, who will perform at the Billboard Latin Music Awards later this month, have both been named finalists in the same three categories:  Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album and Top Latin Song.

Other Latino finalists include Aloe Blacc, the late Jenni Rivera, Gerardo Ortiz, Pitbull, Alejandro Fernandez and Daddy Yankee.

The awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC from 8:00 –11:00 pm ET.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014.

The six finalists will be narrowed down to three finalists, who will be announced on Billboard’s website on April 21. Voting will then continue through the first two hours of the live 2014 Billboard Music Awards broadcast, culminating with the announcement of the award winner during the last hour of the show.

Here’s a look at the categories with a Latino nominee:

Top Artist
Bruno Mars
Miley Cyrus
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake
Imagine Dragons

Top Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake

Top Radio Songs Artist
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top Rap Artist
Drake
Eminem
Jay Z
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Pitbull

Top Latin Artist
Marc Anthony
Gerardo Ortiz
Jenni Rivera
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

Top Latin Album
Marc Anthony, 3.0
Alejandro Fernandez, Confidencias
Jenni Rivera, 1969-Siempre: En Vivo Desde Monterrey: Part 1
Prince Royce, Soy El Mismo
Romeo Santos, Formula: Vol. 2

Top Radio Song
Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc, “Wake Me Up!”
Lorde, “Royals”
Katy Perry, “Roar”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”

Top Rap Song
Eminem feat. Rihanna, “The Monster”
Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake, “Holy Grail”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, “Thrift Shop”
Pitbull feat. Ke$ha, “Timber”

Top Latin Song
Marc Anthony, “Vivir Mi Vida”
Daddy Yankee, “Limbo”
Enrique Iglesias feat. Romeo Santos, “Loco”
Prince Royce, “Darte Un Beso”
Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente”

Top Dance/Electronic Song
Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc, “Wake Me Up!”
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams, “Get Lucky”
Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX, “I Love It”
Lady Gaga, “Applause”
Zedd feat. Foxes, “Clarity”

Lopez Enters the Top 10 on Billboard’s Social 50 Chart with “I Luh Ya Papi”

It looks like Jennifer Lopez is getting plenty of luh on social media…

The 44-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge rises from 19-7 on Billboard’s Social 50 chart due to the hunk-filled new music video for her latest single “I Luh Ya Papi.”

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, who performed the single with Idol alums Jessica Sanchez and Allison Iraheta on Thursday night’s results show, released the steamy clip on VEVO on March 13.

The video has registered more than 11 million global plays since its debut, contributing greatly to the 23 million plays (up 18 percent) on her VEVO channel in the week ending March 16.

The rise in conversation resulting from the video’s debut is evidenced in the 67 percent rise in weekly conversation about J. Lo, which translates into a 26 percent rise in weekly fan acquisition (adding 630,000 new fans to her audience).

This is J.Lo’s first visit to the top 10 since the August17, 2013 chart, when she was ranked No. 5.

The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, VEVO, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, MySpace and Instagram. The chart’s methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views, song plays and reactions as measured by music analytics company Next Big Sound.

Shakira Lands Atop Billboard’s Social Media Chart

Shakira is No. 1 with a bullet on the social media charts…

The 36-year-old Colombian superstar singer and returning The Voice coach has reached No. 1 on Billboard‘s Social 50 chart.

Shakira

Shakira jumped 5-1 to take the pole position. It’s her first time at No. 1 since Feb. 9, 2013, and only her second week atop the chart.

Shakira surged to the top of the heap after sharing another photo of her baby on January 25. That image garnered an astounding 2.1 million post-likes.

In addition, the “Loca” singer released the Spanish version of her new single with Rihanna, “Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte,” to VEVO on January 22.

The “Nunca” audio post on VEVO has received more than 1 million views, and a successful promotional post on Facebook led to a 250% spike in weekly fan acquisition on the platform.

But Shakira isn’t the only Hispanic artist to make the Top 10…

Pitbull, who earned extensive press this week when it was announced that his track “We Are One (Ole Ola)” was selected as the official song for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, comes in at No. 5.

The track, which hasn’t been released, features Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudie Leitte.

Pitbull’s boost in the Social 50 rankings is also complemented by Austin Mahone (47-40), who released his new single “MMM Yeah,” which features the 33-year-old Cuban American rap superstar. Overall, Pitbull ascends with a 132% increase in mentions on Twitter, a 7% rise in Facebook conversation, which leads to 928,000 new fans added overall (up 28% from the previous frame).

The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, VEVO, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart’s methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views, song plays and reactions as measured by music analytics company Next Big Sound.

Lovato (Neon) Lights Up Billbooard’s Social Media Chart

Talk about neon hot! Demi Lovato leads the charge of Latinos on social media this week…

Hot on the heels of the video debut for her latest track “Neon Lights,” the 21-year-old part-Mexican singer, actress and The X Factor judge rises 12-8 on Billboard’s Social 50 chart with a 13% rise in overall chart points.

demi-lovato-blue-hair-jay-leno-650-430

Lovato re-enters the top 10 thanks in part to the clip’s bow on November 21.

The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart’s methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views, song plays and reactions as measured by music analytics company Next Big Sound.

The video, with its neon lights-festooned rave scene, helps drive conversation about Lovato on Facebook up 57% over the previous week, helping her to accumulate 225,000 new followers on the platform (up 3.4%). The video helped Lovato accumulate over 15 million plays across all of her videos hosted on Vevo, a 66% increase over the previous week.

Further down the tally, several artists featured on the new charity album Songs for the Philippines see gains. The set, which raises funds for the Philippine Red Cross to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Typhoon Yolanda), features acts like Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars and Jessica Sanchez.

Iglesias ascends 30-23 with 278,000 overall fans added to his audience.

Meanwhile, Shakira moves 16-7 thanks to her usual family and baby-related postings on Facebook. A photo of her, husband Gerard Piqué and their son Milan received a staggering 2 million likes on Facebook since its posting on November 17. Other activity contributes to a 341% increase in conversation about Shakira on the Facebook platform, which helps grow her audience there by 329,000.

Miley Cyrus remains at No. 1 for the fourth week in a row while Eminem and Katy Perry hold at Nos. 2 and 3 respectively.