Sebastian Yatra & Guaynaa Team Up for “Chica Ideal,” a Remake of Latin Dreams’ Hit Single “Quiero Una Chica”

Sebastian Yatra has found his ideal woman…

For his 26th birthday, the Colombian singer and songwriter decided to celebrate with new music, recruiting his good friend Guaynaa for witty and flirtatious lyrics.

Sebastian Yatra & Guaynaa

Coined “Chica Ideal,” Yatra and Guaynaa have joined voices for a fresh twist on the 2003 hit “Quiero Una Chica” by Latin Dreams.

“I’m in love with every single part of the song,” Yatra tells Billboard. “It was worth taking the risk because the original song is pure joy and happiness and has that touch of nostalgia that takes you back to your best days.”

Produced by Ovy on the Drums, Yatra elaborates on why Guaynaa was the best fit for this collaboration. “I went to one of his showcases during Premio Lo Nuestro, and his energy onstage drove me crazy. His vibe, his originality. I had to work with him,” he expressed. “It’s so amazing to do this song in the way we did it and the way Guaynaa sings in it.”

In the music video, Yatra and Guaynaa are seen playing basketball in the year 2020 with a group of people wearing masks. After losing the ball and searching for it in the woods, they wind up at a lit pool party (pandemic-free) in the year 2021.

The release of “Chica Ideal” marks a new stage in Yatra’s personal life and career, which he says have evolved because of the global health crisis. “When I sum up my year, I think it’s all been very positive if you look at it from the right perspective,” he concludes.

Paloma Mami Teams Up with Major Lazer for Hot New Single “QueLoQue”

It’s a Major moment for Paloma Mami

The 20-year-old Chilean-American singer has joined voices with Major Lazer on the steamy new single “QueLoQue.”

Paloma Mami

The urbano track, which features inflections of merengue, has apparently been in development for some time.


“‘QueLoQue’ has been in the works for a while now and I’m so happy to finally be able to share it with you all,” says Paloma Mami. “It has a fire energy to it with some elements of old school reggaeton and mixing it with that electronic touch from Major Lazer = PALO!”



The song is the latest preview of Major Lazer’s upcoming album Music Is The Weapon, which comes out on October 23.


Paloma Mami, a two-time Premio Lo Nuestro nominee, has previously released the singles “Goteo,” “Mami,” and “No Te Debi Besar,” featuring C. Tangana.


Daddy Yankee Wins Big at the Premio Lo Nuestro Awards

Daddy Yankeeis celebrating a massive haul…

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/rapper was the big winner at this year’s Premio Lo Nuestro awards, taking home seven awards, including the top prize Artist of the Year.

Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee’s other prizes include Urban Male Artist of the Year, SongSingleUrbanand Crossover Collaboration of the Yearfor his track “Con Calma” featuring Snow and Remix of the Yearfor “Soltera (Remix)” featuring Lunay and Bad Bunny.

J Balvinand Bad Bunny‘s Oasis won Album of the Yearand Rosaliawon New Artist FemaleLunay took home New Artist Male.

J Balvin was also honored with the Icon Awardwhile Raphaelreceived the Excellence Awardand Alejandro Fernandezwas honored with the Legado Mariachi Award.

Karol G won Urban Female Artist of the YearRomeo Santoswon Tropical Artist of the Yearand Los Rivera Destino‘s “Flor” featuring Benito Martinezwon Video of the Year.

ThaliaPitbulland Alejandra Espinosahosted the event, which took place at the AmericanAirlines Arenain Miami.

Here are the winners:

Artista Premio Lo Nuestro del Año: Daddy Yankee
Álbum del Año: Oasis – J Balvin y Bad Bunny
Canción del Año: ‘Con calma’ – Daddy Yankee Ft. Snow
Sencillo del Año: “Con calma’ – Daddy Yankee Ft. Snow
Artista Revelación Femenino: Rosalía
Artista Revelación Masculino: Lunay
Remix del Año: ‘Soltera (Remix)’ – Lunay, Daddy Yankee y Bad Bunny
Canción “Replay” del Año: ‘Yo te amo’ – Los Temerarios
Tour del Año: Bad Bunny: X100PRE Tour
Artista Social del Año: Anuel AA
Colaboración “Crossover” del Año: ‘Con calma’ – Daddy Yankee Ft. Snow
Video del Año: ‘Flor’ – Los Rivera Destino Ft. Benito Martínez (Bad Bunny)
Artista del Año – Pop/Rock: Sebastián Yatra
Canción del Año – Pop/Rock: ‘Un año’ – Sebastián Yatra y Reik
Colaboración del Año – Pop/Rock: ‘Calma (Remix)’ – Pedro Capó y Farruko
Grupo o Dúo del Año – Pop/Rock: CNCO
Artista del Año – Pop/Balada: Luis Fonsi
Artista Femenino del Año – Urbano: Karol G
Artista Masculino del Año – Urbano:Daddy Yankee
Canción del Año – Urbano:‘Con calma’ – Daddy Yankee Ft. Snow
Colaboración del Año – Urbano: ‘Secreto’ – Anuel AA y Karol G
Canción del Año – Urbano/Pop:‘Calma (Remix)’ – Pedro Capó y Farruko
Canción del Año – Urbano/Trap:‘Callaíta’ – Bad Bunny y Tainy
Artista del Año – Tropical:Romeo Santos
Canción del Año – Tropical: ‘Inmortal’ – Aventura
Colaboración del Año – Tropical: ‘Si me das tu amor’ – Carlos Vives y Wisin
Artista del Año – Regional Mexicano: Christian Nodal
Canción del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Nada nuevo’ – Christian Nodal
Colaboración del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Un año’ – Banda Los Sebastianes Ft. Sebastián Yatra
Grupo o Dúo del Año – Regional Mexicano: Calibre 50
Artista Sierreño del Año – Regional Mexicano: Ulices Chaidez
Canción Sierreña del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Cómo no quererte’ – Ulices Chaidez
Canción Banda del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Por siempre mi amor’ – Banda Sinaloense Ms de Sergio Lizárraga
Canción Norteña del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Simplemente gracias’ – Calibre 50
Canción Mariachi/Ranchera del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Nada nuevo’ – Christian Nodal

Anitta to Perform at This Year’s Premio Lo Nuestro Awards Show

Anittais readying for a high-profile performance…

The 25-year-old Brazilian singer, a four-time nominee in 2019, is set to perform at this year’s Premio Lo Nuestro awards show.


The “Veneno” singer and New Artist of the Yearcontender joins a roster of new additions that includes JBalvinYandelJuanesManáPepe AguilarJoss FavelaNacho, and Zion y Lennox.

Anitta previously took the stage alongside J Balvin at least year’s how, giving a sizzling performance of their hit collaboration “Downtown.”

Marc AnthonyDaddy YankeeNatti NatashaAnuel AA and OzunaThaliaLele PonsFuegoPrince RoyceFarrukoPiso 21IntocableDe La Ghetto, Pedro CapóReikChristian NodalLali and Silvestre Dangondare also confirmed to perform at the annual ceremony.

The awards will be hosted by Maite PerroniAlejandra Espinoza and salsa singer, Victor Manuelle.

The 31st edition of Premio Lo Nuestro will air on Univisionon Thursday, February 21, live from American Airlines Arenain Miami starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.

J Balvin Scores First No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart with “Ay Vamos”

It’s a big first for J Balvin

The 29-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer, considered the breakout Latino artist of 2014, has scored his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart as “Ay Vamos” hops 4-1 in its 25th week on the chart.

J Balvin

The track takes Digital Gainer honors on the chart, climbing 78 percent (to 5,000 downloads sold in the week ending Feb. 22, according to Nielsen Music), fueled in part by a performance of the song on Univision‘s Premio Lo Nuestro awards show on February 19, where he took home four awards, including urban artist of the year.

A recently released remix featuring Nicky Jam and French Montana, along with a price reduction (to 69 cents) as part of a digital promotion, also helps the track leap 11-4 on the Latin Digital Songs chart.

On Hot Latin Songs, “Ay Vamos” had spent 10 nonconsecutive weeks stuck at No. 2 on the list, unable to break his tourmate Enrique Iglesias‘ impenetrable 41-week record No. 1 run with “Bailando” featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona. A week ago, “Bailando” finally fell (1-2), as Mana‘s “Mi Verdad” bowed atop the list. At the same time, “Ay Vamos” slipped 2-4 — to its lowest rank since the Nov. 29-dated chart. But thanks to its surge in sales, the song finally crowns the list with its three-spot leap.

“Ay Vamos,” from Balvin’s La Familia B Sides (released Sept. 16), also earlier spent 16 weeks at No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay (first peaking on Oct. 25), tying with Don Omar‘s “Zumba” for fourth-longest No. 1 run on the chart. It currently continues at No. 2 (with a 10 percent jump in airplay — to 7.7 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen).

Balvin is a 12-time finalist at the upcoming 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards, airing live on Telemundo from Miami on April 30. He’s a finalist in such categories as artist of the year, new; and hot Latin song of the year for “6 AM” (featuring Farruko). He’ll be speaking at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference.

Prince Royce Wins Six Premio Lo Nuestro Awards

Prince Royce has plenty of reason to celebrate…

The 23-year-old Dominican American singer proved to be the night’s big winner at the Premio Lo Nuestro awards ceremony, earning six awards.

Prince Royce

Prince Royce took home the awards for Tropical Album of the Year for his sophomore project Phase II, Tropical Song of the Year for his single “Incondicional”, Tropical Male Artist of the Year and Tropical Contemporary Artist of the Year.

He also won Collaboration of the Year for “El Verdadero Amor Perdona,” his duet with Mexican rockers Mana, as well as Rock/Alternative Song of the Year for that same track.

Meanwhile, the late Jenni Rivera, who died in a Northern Mexico plane crash in December at the age of 43, won five awards, including the night’s top prize… awards for Artist of the Year.

Rivera’s  other trophies include Pop Female Artist of the Year and Regional Mexican Female Artist of the Year, as well as the Pop Song of the Year and Pop Album of the Year for “A Cambio de Que” and “Joyas Prestadas,” respectively.

In one of the most touching moments of the night, Rivera’s daughters went on stage to receive her award for Pop Female Artist of the Year. One of them lifted the prize into the air to dedicate it to her mother, while the audience rose to their feet in tribute to the popular singer known as la Diva de la Banda.

The New Artist of the Year prize went to Mexican tribal house group 3Ball MTY, while Mexican pop-rock duo Jesse & Joy won Video of the Year for “Corre” and Pop Group/Duo of the Year.

The winners of the 2013 Primeo Lo Nuestro Awards are…

Pop Album of the Year: “Joyas Prestadas” by Jenni Rivera
Pop Song of the Year: “A Cambio de Que” by Jenni Rivera
Male Pop Artist of the Year: Alejandro Sanz
Female Pop Artist of the Year: Jenni Rivera
Duo or Group Pop Artist of the Year: Jesse & Joy
Rock or Alternative Album of the Year: “Exiliados en la Bahia: Lo Mejer de Mana” by Mana
Rock or Alternative Song of the Year: “El Verdadero Amor Perdona” by Mana and Prince Royce
Rock or Alternative Artist of the Year: Mana
Tropical Album of the Year: “Phase II” by Prince Royce
Tropical Song of the Year: “Incondicional” by Prince Royce
Male Tropical Artist of the Year: Prince Royce
Female Tropical Artist of the Year: Olga Tanon
Duo or Group Tropical Artist of the Year: Chino y Nacho
Tropical Merengue Artist of the Year: Juan Juis Juancho
Tropical Salsa Artist of the Year: Victor Manuelle
Contemporary Tropical Artist of the Year: Prince Royce
Regional Album of the Year: “Intentalo” by 3BallMTY
Regional Song of the Yea: “Amor Confuso” by Gerardo Oritz
Regional Male Artist of the Year: Espinoza Paz
Regional Female Artist of the Year: Jenni rivera
Regional Duo or Group Artist of the Year: La Arrolladora Banda El Limon de Rene Camacho
Banda Artist of the Year:
Banda El Recodo
Duranguense Artist of the Year: Grupo Montez de Durango
Grupero Artist of the Year: Grupo Bryndis
Norteno Artist of the Year: Gerardo Ortiz
Ranchero Artist of the Year: Vicente Fernandez
Urban Album of the Year: “Lideres” by Wisin y Yandel
Urban Song of the Year: “Lovumba” by Daddy Yankee
Urban Artist of the Year: Wisin y Yandel
Premio Lo Nuestro Artist of the Year: Jenni Rivera
Collaboration of the Year: “El Verdadero Amor Perdona” by Mana and Prince Royce
New Artist of the Year: 3BallMTY
Video of the Year: “Corre” by Jesse & Joy

Martin & Rosa to Peform at This Year’s Premio Lo Nuestro

It’ll be a reunion of sorts for Ricky Martin and Draco Rosa

The 41-year-old Puerto Rican global superstar and new The Voice Australia coach and the 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer-songwriter will perform their new single “Más y Más” on the 25th anniversary edition of Premio Lo Nuestro.

Ricky Martin & Draco Rosa

It’ll be Martin and Rosa’s first time performing together onstage since their time together as members of Menudo.

“Más y Más” is the new single from Draco’s latest album Vida, his first musical production since overcoming a two-year battle with cancer. The album is being hailed as Draco’s celebration of life after having been declared cancer free. It features duets with many of Latin music’s biggest stars like Martin, Alejandro Sanz, Calle 13, Juan Luis Guerra, José Feliciano, Juanes, Marc Anthony, Maná and Shakira.

The Premio Lo Nuestro awards show will be televised live on Univision on Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 pm ET.

Martin and Rosa join the list of previously announced performers that includes 3BallMTY, Carlos Vives, Jessy & Joy, Juan Luis Guerra, Olga Tañón, Pitbull, Prince Royce and Thalía.

Prince Royce Ties Romeo Santos for Most Premio Lo Nuestro Nods

Call it a “battle of the bachateros”

Romeo Santos and Prince Royce will battle it out for top honors at Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro during the show’s 25th anniversary on February 21, 2013.

Prince Royce

The 31-year-old Dominican/Puerto Rican singer, the former front man for Aventura, and the 23-year-old Dominican singer tied for most nods, at seven each. Santos and Prince Royce will battle it ou for Tropical Album of the Year, Tropical Male Artist of the Year, and Tropical Song of the Year.

Reggaeton superstar Don Omar, meantime, received six nods, including Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year for his mega duet with Natti Natasha, “Dutty Love,” and Album of the Year for his Don Omar Presents Meet The Orphans 2: New Generation.

Barcelona-raised urban artist Juan Magan is up for Best New Artist, along with four other awards. He faces stiff competition from 3Ball MTY, who cleaned up at this year’s Billboard’s Mexican Music Awards.

Mexican rock group Maná earned six nominations, and will compete against with Don Omar, Jenni Rivera, La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho and Santos in the Artist of the Year category.

Sibling duo Jesse & Joy, the big winners at the Latin Grammys, are up for five awards, including Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “¡Corre!” as well as Album of the Year for ¿Con Quién Se Queda el Perro?.

Juanes was recognized for his critically acclaimed MTV Unplugged album with four nods, tied with Beto Cuevas and Victor Manuelle.

Daddy Yankee, Alejandro Sanz, Paulina Rubio, Ricardo Arjona, Chino y Nacho, Gerardo Ortiz, La Original Banda El Limón, La Banda El Recodo and Wisin y Yandel each earned three nods.

View the full list of 130 nominations in 33 different categories here and cast your vote until December 23, then tune into Univision on February 21 for the awards show.

Shakira: Premio lo Nuestro Princess…

There’s no doubt Shakira has had a remarkable year…  She’s received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Famewas named Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy and won a Latin Grammy.

And, now the 34-year-old Colombian superstar is ending the year with a bang by receiving six Premio lo Nuestro nominations, tying Tito “El Bambino for the most nominations this year.

Shakira is up for artist of the year, collaboration of the year, female artist of the year – pop, pop album of the year for “Sale el Sol” and two pop song of the year nods for  her hit singles “Rabiosa and Sale el Sol.

Meanwhile, 30-year-old Puerto Rican singer Tito “El Bambino” is up for collaboration of the year, rock/alternative artist of the year, two tropical song of the year nods for “Llama El Sol” and “Llueve el Amor,” as well as male artist of the year – tropical and artist of the year –traditional tropical.

Mexican pop rock band Maná and Dominican-American bachata singer Prince Royce weren’t far behind, receiving five nominations each.

Other artists receiving multiple nominations include Ricky Martin, Alejandra Guzmán, Don Omar, Larry Hernández, Natalia Jiménez and Wisin y
with three nods.

Romeo Santos, Daddy Yankee, Gloria Trevi, Gerardo Ortiz, Intocable, Juanes, Joan Sebastian and La Arrolladora Banda el Limón each received three nods.

Click here for the complete list of nominees and vote for your favorites.

The Premio Lo Nuestro awards will be handed
out on February 16, 2012.

Prince Royce: This Year’s Top-Selling Latino Artist…

Prince Royce is still celebrating the success of his debut album, even though it was released more than 20 months ago…

The 22-year-old Dominican American singer/songwriter is the only Latin musician in the United States to go triple platinum this year by selling 300,000 copies of his first album.


“It means that dreams certainly can be made into reality,” professed the New York native moments before receiving the triple platinum certification awarded by the Recoding Industry Association of America at a special ceremony in Miami. “That there are people who still buy an album and that there are people who still consume music. And I don’t think that’s something that happens every day.”

Prince Royce has become a rising superstar in Latin music since releasing his self-titled debut album in March 2010. Along with receiving a Latin Grammy nomination last year for best contemporary tropical album, “Prince Royce” earned three Premio Lo Nuestro awards, four Latin Billboard awards and four Premios Juventud.

Royce, who says he still gets very nervous when performing at ceremonies like this month’s Latin Grammy Awards, is working on upcoming music, including his second Spanish album and his first English album.