Maluma is bringing a taste of Jamaica to this year’s Premio Lo Nuestro…
The 27-year-old Colombian superstar is set to premiere hits from his surprise new album 7 Días en Jamaica during the awards show on February 18.
Meanwhile, Marc Anthony and Daddy Yankee will perform their new hit, “De Vuelta Pa La Vuelta.”
The three stars are the latest performers announced for the first Latin music award show of the year, which will air on Univision.
Other performers announced include Mexican star Carlos Rivera, who will perform “100 Años” alongside Maluma. And in a first, the entire Montaner family – Evaluna, Mau y Ricky and dad Ricardo Montaner — will be joined by Camilo (who is married to Evaluna Montaner) to perform “Amén,” which was released during the holidays.
Regional Mexican rising star Lenin Ramírez will also perform alongside Grupo Firme, as will Chesca; with Prince Royce taking the stage alongside Natti Natasha. The latter will sing their hit “Antes que salga el sol” together on television for the first time.
They join previously announced performers Los Ángeles Azules, AnuelAA, CNCO, Ozuna and Gloria Trevi.
Premios Lo Nuestro will air on Univision on February 18, live from the AmericanAirlines Arena.
Romeo Santos is celebrating his ten-ure on the Latin charts…
Billboardis revealing the top acts of the 2010s by genre, with the 39-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American bachata singer-songwriter topping the list of artists in the Latin category.
Since first hitting Billboard‘s surveys as a soloist in 2011, after breaking though in hit bachata quartet Aventura, Santos has collected seven solo No. 1s on the weekly Hot Latin Songs chart and five No. 1s on Top Latin Albums.
“If you put out quality music,” he told Billboard in 2017, “you’re always going to be in a good place.”
Santos beat out Prince Royce for the top spot.
The 31-year-old Dominican American singer-songwriter has not stopped making his mark in the Latin music industry since he released his eponymous debut studio album, which generated two commercially successful singles, “Stand by Me” and “Corazón Sin Cara,” in March 2010.
Most recently, Prince Royce “Carita de Inocente“, spent a record-breaking 29 weeks at number-one on the BillboardLatin Tropical Airplay chart.
J Balvin comes in at No. 3 on the chart…
The 35-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer, known as the “Príncipe del Reggaetón,”
was included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020 and one of the greatest Latin artists of all time by Billboard.
Daddy Yankee is the No. 5 top Latin act of the 2010s, due in part to his landmark hit “Despacito,” with Luis Fonsi and featuring Justin Bieber. The English/Spanish-language collaboration spent a record 56 weeks atop Hot Latin Songs beginning in February 2017, passing the 41-week reign of “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias (the decade’s No. 4 artist), featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, beginning in May 2014.
1, ROMEO SANTOS
2, PRINCE ROYCE
3, J BALVIN
4, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
5, DADDY YANKEE
6, JUAN GABRIEL
7, BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZARRAGA
9, NICKY JAM
10, GERARDO ORTIZ
Click here to view the full, 50-position Top Latin Artists of the 2010s chart.
The 27-year-old Brazilian singer has been added to the list of performers set to take the stage at this year’s Latin Grammys, according to the Latin Recording Academy.
Anitta appears on the final star-studded list of performers that includes Rauw Alejandro, J Balvin, Camilo, Lupita Infante, Juanes, Mariachi Sol De México De José Hernández, Ricky Martin, Natalia, Jimenez, José Luis Perales, Prince Royce, and Carla Morrison.
Those artists join previously-announced performers Anuel AA, Marc Anthony, Bad Bunny, Calibre 50, Pedro Capó, Julio Reyes Copello, Alex Cuba, Alejandro Fernández, Karol G, Kany García, Guaynaa, Los Tigres del Norte, Víctor Manuelle, Ricardo Montaner, Christian Nodal, Debi Nova, Fito Páez, Nathy Peluso, Raquel Sofía and Sebastián Yatra.
The 21st annual ceremony, led by 13-time nominee J Balvin, will also celebrate several Latin music icons, with special tributes including Julio Iglesias, Pedro Infante, Juan Luis Guerra, Roberto Carlos, and Héctor Lavoe.
Returning with a “music makes us human” theme that highlights musical excellence and the power of music in times of despair, the event will also showcase diverse stories of hope, community, sense of purpose, and celebration.
Hosted by Carlos Rivera, the 2020 Latin Grammys will air at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday, November 19, via Univision.
The star-studded event will be preceded by the one-hour pre-show Noche de Estrellas, held virtually in Miami, where the majority of the categories will be awarded.
The 20-year-old Argentine trap singer, whose real name is Ivo Alfredo Thomas Serue, continues to flaunt his versatility and global appeal with the release of the remix to his trap-bachata fusion track “Ayer Me Llamo Mi Ex,” featuring Natti Natashaand Prince Royceonboard the remix.
The original track, released less than two months ago, featured Lenny Santos, Aventura’s guitarist.
Marrying his signature trap with modern bachata melodies, the remix not only counts with three emblematic artists from the Dominican Republic, but also takes things to the next level.
Khea experiments with Caribbean rhythms, Natti and Royce show off their rapping skills, it’s the best of both worlds.
“Ayer Me Llamó Mi Ex,” produced by up-and-coming artist-producer Nobeat and released via Young Flex / Interscope Records, tells the story of someone who’s on the phone with their ex and reminding them of everything they lost and how they’re living their best single life.
Landing on YouTube’s trending page, the music video, directed by Teo, features all three artists in the same situation while they jam to the song in different areas of a motel.
The 31-year-old Dominican American bachata singer has replaced himself at No. 1 on the Tropical Airplay chart.
On the October 24-dated survey, his latest single “Lotería” climbs 2-1, bumping his own “Carita de Inocente” down 1-2.
“Carita de Inocente” had earlier set the record for the most weeks at No. 1, and its total weeks atop the list now stand at 29.
“It feels great to have the top two Tropical Airplay songs in the country and I’m so thankful to everyone at radio and the fans who keep embracing my music and bachata,” Royce tells Billboard.
The last time an artist ranked first and second in the same chart week was Marc Anthony with “Lo Que Te Di” at No. 1 and “Parecen Viernes” at No. 2 (January 25-dated lists).
The last act, however, to replace himself at No. 1 was Nicky Jam in January 2018. Romeo Santos’ “Bella y Sensual,” which features Jam and Daddy Yankee, ceded its five-week reign to “Cásate Conmigo,” his collaboration with Silvestre Dangond (Jan. 27, 2018-dated list).
“Lotería” leads the list dated October 24, advancing from the runner-up position, thanks to a 34% gain in audience impressions, to 4 million, earned in the week ending October 18, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The tune helps the bachata singer-songwriter up his career No. 1 count to 19, extending his third-most record in the chart’s 26-year history. Royce stands just behind Marc Anthony with 32 No. 1s and Victor Manuelle with 28.)
“Lotería” is from Royce’s Alter Egoalbum, which debuted at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated February 22). The tune was produced by Royce alongside D’lesly “Dice” Lora and written by Royce, Lora, Yonathan “Mickey” Then and Ronald “Dae” López.
Over on Latin Airplay, “Lotería” enters the top 25, hiking 34-24.
Prince Royce joins a roster of new additions that includes Bob Weir, Dave Matthews, Donna Karan, Dove Cameron, Gavin Rossdale, Kaia Gerber, Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor, Lenny Kravitz, Madison Beer, Meghan Trainor and Shawn Mendes.
The Just Vote campaign aims to engage young Americans to check their status, register and vote in the November 2020 general elections and beyond. The non-partisan campaign has the goal of engaging one million young voters and get 50,000 young people registered ahead of the 2020 elections.
The group joins previously announced participants Billie Eilish, Billy Porter, DJ Khaled, FINNEAS, Julianne Hough, Loren Gray, Nicky Jam, Quavo, Taylor Swift and Usher.
“We are at a pivotal moment in the campaign as we head towards the final stretch of voter registration,” said Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen. “Through this campaign, tens of thousands of young people have already checked their voter registration status, but we have to keep up the momentum. It’s more important than ever to engage young people in the political process, and with the support of these great artists, even more young people will get registered to vote.”
By checking their voter registration status, young people can unlock exclusive experiences, performances and memorabilia donated by artists and entertainers. Once they check their voting registration status, participants will have the opportunity to receive access to opportunities like a one-on-one video chat with Kravitz, an acoustic performance by Matthews, a virtual hangout with Trainor and more.
The 31-year-old Dominican American singer shared a message of unity while performing his bachata anthem “Stand By Me” during the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, August 19.
“We felt that ‘Stand By Me’ would go perfectly with the convention’s message of unity and singing in both Spanish and English was important,” said Prince Royce.
Prince Royce sang his 2010 bilingual hit from Miami, near the colorful Tito Puente St. filled with picturesque murals.
“Mi gente, let’s stand by each other and don’t forget to vote this November,” he said at the end of his performance. “Together we can make a change.”
As the only Latin artist to perform during the four-day virtual event where Joe Biden was officially nominated as the Democratic candidate for the upcoming 2020 presidential election, Prince Royce says he was motivated to be part of convention and represent Latinos.
“All eyes are on the convention which for the first time is virtual and I was happy to be a part of it and represent the Latino community,” said Prince Royce.
At the end of his performance, Royce sent out a message of unity and issued a call to action. “Mi gente, let’s stand by each other and don’t forget to vote this November,” he said. “Together we can make a change.”
A record 32 million Latinos are projected to be eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential elections, according to the Pew Research Center, making Latinos now the largest minority group in the electorate.
“There is no excuse for not voting,” Royce says. “The future is in our hands.”
Longoria, who also appeared at the 2012 DNC and later served on the Presidential Inaugural Committee, will appear on Monday. Ross will speak on Tuesday, Washington on Wednesday and Louis-Dreyfus on Thursday.
Monday’s lineup includes Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former First Lady Michelle Obama. The convention will run from 9:00 – 11:00 pm ET each night.
Prince Roycenow has a handful of chart-topping albums…
The 30-year-old Dominican American singer has earned his fifth No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart dated February 22 as Alter Ego debuts at the summit.
The set earned 11,000 in equivalent album units in the week ending February 13, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that sum, 8,000 were in album sales, while the bulk of the remainder was generated by streaming activity.
The double album consisting of the chapters Genesis and Enigma is the first set by a tropical music act to bow at No. 1 since Romeo Santos’ Utopíadebuted atop the tally nearly a year ago (April 20, 2019-dated chart.)
“I made this double album to give the fans a different musical journey,” Royce tells Billboard. “It feels great that people have embraced it, that it has debuted at No. 1.”
Royce’s sixth studio album, released via Sony Music Latin on February 7, got a sales boost in its first week thanks to eight in-store appearances the artist made during its release week in Florida, New York, Los Angeles, Illinois and Texas.
It’s the biggest sales week for a Latin album since Santos’ Utopía, which sold 9,000 units in its opening week (April, 20, 2019-dated chart).
Top Latin Albums ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
Alter Egoregistered 3,000 SEA units, which equates to 4.8 million on-demand streams for the set’s tracks in its debut week.
Alter Ego is Prince Royce’s fifth No. 1, and third consecutive set to debut at No. 1. He previously hit No. 1 with Five(March 18, 2017), Soy El Mismo(October 26, 2013), Phase II (April 28, 2012) and his self-titled album (April 23, 2011). HIs only charting album to miss the top was a greatest hits package titled #1’s, which peaked at No. 3 on December 8, 2012.
The new album was preceded by four songs on theHot Latin Songs chart, which blends airplay, streams and digital sales, starting with “El Clavo,” featuring Maluma (No. 13 high, September 2018), “Adicto,” with Marc Anthony(peaked at No. 33, December 2018), “Cúrame,” with Manuel Turizo (No. 31, July 2019) and “Morir Solo” (No. 35, October 2019).
“It also feels great that I will soon be performing these songs in more than 40 U.S. cities on my Alter Ego Tour,” the 30-year-old adds. “All of this happening 10 years into my career is a wonderful blessing.“
Beyond its Top Latin Albums coronation, Alter Ego concurrently debuts at No. 1 on Tropical Albums, the first No. 1 debut of the year on the chart.
The 30-year-old Dominican American singer/songwriter will release his latest album Alter Ego on February 7. And, he’s already revealed the art cover and album concept.
“I’m playing a little bit with a duo alter ego concept, which is different,” Royce previously told Billboard about the album. But, he took to social media this week to announce that Alter Ego will be a double album with one side called Enigma – which is something with a hidden meaning or something difficult to understand or interpret — and the other called Génesis, the origin or beginning of something.
Alter Ego will be Prince Royce’s sixth studio album, launched before he heads out on a North American tour in March.
So far, he has released a few songs including “Morir Solo,” “Adicto” with Marc Anthony, and “Cúrame” with Manuel Turizo.