Nicky Jam Releases New Single “Desahogo,” Featuring Carla Morrison

Nicky Jam has found a little relief

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American reggaeton singer/songwriter has released the surprise freestyle single “Desahogo,” featuring Carla Morrison.

Nicky Jam

To the beat of Morrison’s 2013 single “Disfruto,” Nicky Jam opens up about his life struggles, insecurities, and challenging road to success. 

“God gave me another opportunity/ I lifted my head and don’t plan on lowering it,” he chants, also mentioning Colombia, where he previously lived, and where he revived his music career.

Throughout the lyrics, Nicky Jam sings about important life lessons like materialistic things not fulfilling him on a sentimental level, and how he was his own enemy. He also thanks reggaeton veterans Daddy Yankee and El Ñejo for being true brothers who stood by his side.

Morrison’s enthralling chorus kicks off the track and shines again toward the ending: “Me complace amarte / Disfruto acariciarte y ponerte a dormir / Es escalofriante / Tenerte de frente / Hacerte sonreír.”

“I hope this passes to get ready for another concert in el Choli next year,” he says in reference to the current health crisis. “I continue being the same but with more zeroes / I continue being the same but more sincere.”

An animated music video, directed by Marlon Villar, shows a cartoon version of Nicky Jam telling his story on the streets. The clip landed at No. 8 on YouTube’s trending page at the time of publishing.

Nicky Jam to Perform as Part of This Week’s Billboard Live At-Home Series Concerts

Nicky Jam is bringing you into his home for a special concert…

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer-songwriter will provide some entertainment as one of this week’s Billboard Live At-Home guests.

Nicky Jam

Nicky Jam will go live at 1:00 pm EST from his own home on Thursday, May 28 via Billboard’s Facebook page as a way of  connecting with fans during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Nicky Jam is the latest guest to perform as part of the BillboardLive At-Home series since its launch in late March. Previous Latin performers include Manuel TurizoFeidNatanael Cano and Ximena Sariñana, to name a few.

Each performer chooses a nonprofit partner to support with their live stream. Some of the non-profits have included My Friend’s PlaceAmerican Red CrossCenter for Disaster PhilanthropyMeals on Wheels AmericaDirect ReliefNational Coalition for the HomelessHousing Works Inc.Downtown Women’s CenterMusiCares and more that are working overtime to help those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Check out more from the Billboard Live At-Home series here.

Bad Bunny’s “Los Que No Iban a Salir” Headed for No. 1 Debut on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart

Bad Bunny  could be his own usurpador

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer is looking to replace himself at No. 1, again, on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart. 

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny’s surprise release Las Que No Iban a Salircould register more than 40,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 14, according to industry forecasters. 

If it starts as projected, the new album (LQNIAS) will bump his own YHLQMDLGfrom the top spot on the tally next week, where it’s held the pole position for 10 straight weeks since its debut at No. 1 on the chart dated March 14.

The Top Latin Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which comprises traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). 

Las Que No Iban a Salirdropped without warning in the mid-afternoon on Sunday, May 10, so it will only have about four-and-a-half days of activity before the tracking week’s end on May 14. (Most new releases tend to drop on Friday each week, the first day of the tracking week. Bad Bunny has bucked this trend repeatedly with his earlier albums, opting to release them at varying times of the week.)

Assuming Las Que No Iban a Salir starts at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums, it will replace Bad Bunny’s own YHLQMDLG at the top. 

It would not the first time Bad Bunny has replaced himself at No. 1. WhenYHLQMDLG debuted at No. 1, it bumped X 100PRE from the top. And, whenJ Balvin and Bad Bunny teamed up for the Oasis collaborative album, it opened at No. 1 on July 13, 2019, replacing X 100PRE.

Bad Bunny’s new 10-track album is effectively a compilation of previously unfinished songs. 

The set includes, amusingly, simple-named songs like “Canción Con Yandel” with Yandel, and “Bad Con Nicky” with Nicky Jam.

Most of the first-week activity for Bad Bunny’s album will come via streaming services. (There are no merchandise/album bundles in play as of May 12.) The album has proven to be so popular out of the gate with streamers, that, according to Apple Music, it became the first Latin album to reach the top of Apple Music’s Top Albums tally. Apple Music’s Top Albums ranking ranks the most streamed albums within the service at any given point in time.

Anuel AA’s “KEII” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

Anuel AA has another chart-topper on his hands…

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and singer’s single “KEII” has reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart.

Anuel AA

“KEII” leads the list in its 11th week on the survey and picks up a 48% increase in audience impressions (to 15.9 million) earned in the week ending April 26, according to Nielsen Music.

It’s his third No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart. He’s previously reached the summit with “China,” featuring Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna and J Balvin, and the “Otro Trago Remix” with Sech, Ozuna, Nicky Jam and Darrell.

The song also tops the Latin Rhythm Airplaychart dated May 2, 2020 as song the jumps 6-1.

Enrique Iglesias Announces Co-Headlining North American Tour with Ricky Martin

Enrique Iglesias is joining forces with a fellow Latin superstar…

The 44-year-old Spanish singer and Ricky Martin have announced their first-ever co-headlining tour in North America. 

Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin

Iglesias and Martin will be joined by rising star Sebastian Yatra, who will perform as a special guest on the trek.

The tour will kick off on September 5 in Phoenix and make stops in major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and New York. The ambitious tour will wrap up on October 30 in Atlanta.

Both superstars in their own right, the Grammy-winning artists boast chart-topping success throughout their careers, landing No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including Iglesias’ “Bailamos,” which hit No. 1 on the chart dated September 4, 1999, and “Be With You” on June 24, 2000, and Martin’s smash hit “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” which topped the chart dated May 8, 1999.

On the Hot Latin Songs chart, they both have multiple No. 1s under their belt. Martin has had a total of 11 chart-toppers, including “Vuelve” and “Pegate,” while Iglesias has 27 No. 1s, including “Bailando” and the Nicky-Jamassisted reggaetón hit “El Perdón.”

Tickets for the highly anticipated tour go on sale to the general public starting on March 12. 

Here are the tour dates:

Sept. 5 — Phoenix, AZ — Gila River Arena
Sept. 6 — El Paso, TX — Don Haskins Center
Sept. 9 — Edinburg, TX — Bert Ogden Arena
Sept. 11 — San Antonio, TX — AT&T Center
Sept. 12 — Houston, TX — Toyota Center
Sept. 13 — Dallas, TX — American Airlines Center
Sept. 17 — Los Angeles, CA — STAPLES Center
Sept. 22 — San Jose, CA — SAP Center
Sept. 24 — Sacramento, CA — Golden 1 Center
Sept. 26 — Las Vegas, NV — MGM Grand Garden Arena
Oct. 1 — Chicago, IL — Allstate Arena
Oct. 6 — Boston, MA — TD Garden
Oct. 8 — Toronto, ON — Scotiabank Arena
Oct. 10 — Montreal, QC — Centre Bell
Oct. 14 — Philadelphia, PA — Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 15 — Washington, DC — Capital One Arena
Oct. 17 — Newark, NJ — Prudential Center
Oct. 18 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
Oct. 23 — Miami, FL — AmericanAirlines Arena
Oct. 29 — Orlando, FL — Amway Center
Oct. 30 — Atlanta, GA — State Farm Arena

Natti Natasha Releases New Single “Despacio,” Featuring Nicky Jam, Manuel Turizo & Myke Towers

Natti Natasha is taking things slow…

The 33-year-old Dominican singer has joined voices with Nicky JamManuel Turizo and Myke Towers for “Despacio,” her first official single of the year.

Natti Natasha

Natasha released “Despacio” and its accompanying video on Monday via Pina Records.

It’s an urban pop song that, according to Natasha, everyone can identify with as the artists sing about enjoying the moment while in love with someone — without feeling the need to rush it, because it can be done despacio.

The song was released alongside a music video directed by Daniel Durán, in which the artists seem to be from another planet.

Khea Signs Worldwide Deal with Interscope Records

Khea is going global…

The 19-year-old Argentinian Latin trap singer, whose real name is Ivo Alfredo Thomas Serue, has signed a deal with Interscope Records worldwide.

Khea

Khea has established himself as one of the leaders of the Latin trap movement in Argentina and Latin America. His rise to fame was astronomical after his song “LOCA” exploded in Latin America. To date, the song has accumulated an astonishing 900M+ views across Spotifyand YouTube.

In 2018, Khea performed more than 100 shows in the most iconic venues in Argentina and Latin America to sold out crowds.

In 2019, he was invited to perform on the leading festivals in Latin America like  Lollapalooza Argentinaand Chile, Creamfields ChileHellow Festival Mexicoand Coca Cola Flow Fest Mexico. He has also been invited as a Special Guest during the tour stops for Daddy YankeeAnuel AA, and Nicky Jamin Argentina and Paraguay.

In 2019, he was also one of only three Latin artists performing on the major European festival circuit; Tomorrowland, Poland Open’erTinderboxWireless Germany, Les Ardentes, to name a few. 

Khea has collaborated with artists like Bad BunnyYung PinchC-TanganaRauw AlejandroDuki, and Eladio Carrion.

His versatility and lyrical creativity has put him at the forefront of Latin trap and is allowing him to pave the way for an entire generation of Urban Argentine musicians that are exporting their music globally.

Cardi B to Perform at the VEWTOPIA Music Festival During Super Bowl Week

Cardi Bis headed to Miami for the Super Bowl festivities…

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar will perform at the VEWTOPIA Music Festival during Super Bowl week in Miami, VEW Live! has confirmed.

Cardi B

Cardi B joins a lineup that includes Chris BrownMigosDaBabyNicky JamDJ KhaledGunnaMegan Thee StallionBurna BoyRemaAlex SensationJeremihTy Dolla $ignKoffeeDaniLeighSatoriShenseeaAfro BKid CapriSquashSafaree and Kali Cass.

VEW Live! announced in December that the acts will make up the inaugural VEWTOPIA Music Festival, which takes place January 31-February 1 at Marlins Park.

Vewtopia

Super Bowl 54 will take place on February 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Shakira and Jennifer Lopez will headline the halftime show.

Nicky Jam to Release New Album, “Intimo,” in November

Nicky Jam is getting intimo

The 38-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American urban singer has revealed the cover of his forthcoming album Intimo, set to be released on November 1. 

Nicky Jam

This week, Nicky Jam unveiled the album title, cover and release date on Instagramwith the caption “My album and I.”

This year, Nicky Jam has been touring the U.S. with his Intimo Tourwhile filming the movie Bad Boys for Lifestarring Will SmithandMartin Lawrence, which is set to premiere on January 17.

Intimowill be Jam’s second album after his “comeback” with Fénix,which contains the hit “El Perdón.”

Sech Extends Record for Most Non-Consecutive Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Argentina Hot 100 with “Toro Trago”

Sech is still big in Argentina…

The Panamanian singer’s single “Otro Trago” has now claimed the top spot on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 for a total of 13 weeks, extending its record for the most non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the chart. 

Sech

The song by Sech and Darell held first place for seven consecutive weeks before its reign was interrupted by the rise of Rosalia‘s “Con Altura” for 21 days.

But “Otro Trago” returned to the top thanks to the remix of the track joined by three frontline players: OzunaAnuel AA and Nicky Jam.Since its return to No. 1, it has been ruling for six uninterrupted weeks, accumulating a total of 13. 

However, the record for most weeks in a row at No. 1 is still Daddy Yankee‘s “Con Calma,” with a total of nine weeks.

The song by “The King of Reggaeton” remains in the Top 10 of the list. The track accumulated 32 weeks on the list, with 31 in the first 10 places. Currently, it is ranked No. 5, rising two places over the previous week.

The Argentina Hot 100 ranks the most popular songs in the country and is compiled by a formula that blends local streaming activity on leading music services like YouTubeSpotify and Apple Music, among others, as well as national radio airplay and plays of songs featured on a variety of Argentine TV networks. Streaming data is provided by Nielsen Music, while radio and TV measurement are powered by BMAT/Vericast.

The Billboard Argentina Hot 100 will appear in each monthly print issue and will be refreshed weekly each Wednesday.

Billboard Argentina Hot 100 Top 10 (Week of Sept. 14)
1. Sech feat. Darell – “Otro trago”
2. Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee & Karol G Feat. J Balvin & Ozuna – “China”
3. Rosalía & J Balvin Feat. El Guincho – “Con altura”
4. Jhay Cortez, J Balvin & Bad Bunny – “No me conoce (remix)”
5. Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry Feat. Snow – “Con calma”
6. Lunay – “Soltera”
7. Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
8. Maluma – “11 PM”
9. Pedro Capó ft. Farruko – “Calma (remix)”
10. TINI & Greeicy – “22”