Anuel AA to Speak at This Year’s LatinFest+ 

Anuel AAis ready to talk the talk…

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and singeris set to speak at this year’s LatinFest+ by Billboard and Telemundo, taking place from April 20 to 23 in Las Vegas. 

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He’ll participate in a panel titled “Viva Live with Anuel,” where he’ll talk about the making of his upcoming new album to be released under Sony Music Latin.

Anuel earned his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albumschart with his 2018 debut album Real Hasta la Muerte(on the list dated July 28). 

After the global success of hits like “Ella Quiere Beber,” “Secreto,” and “China,” his new single “KEII” opens at No. 3 on the Hot Latin Songschart (dated February 22), earning him his first top 10 debut of the year on the tally and his 14th top 10 overall. 

The new single, which is Japanese for “respect,” adds his 14th top 10 on the list, following “Me Gusta,” his collaboration with Shakira(No. 6 peak).

Other stars confirmed so far to participate at Latinfest+ include OzunaJ BalvinRosaliaCarlos Vives, and Los Tigres del NorteSechLunayManuel TurizoNatanael CanoCazzuMariahMyke Towers, and Jhay Cortezwill also participate as part of the “On The Rise: The New Generation of Urban Men and Women” panel.

Formerly known as Billboard Latin Music Week, the three-day event and panel series, which has been revamped and expanded in a partnership with Telemundo, will unite Latin music’s top artists and industry leaders. The inaugural Latinfest+ also marks the 30th anniversary of Billboard’s Latin Music Conference, the longest-running and biggest Latin music gathering in the world.

Registration for 2020 LatinFest+ is already open at http://latinfestplus.com.

Anuel AA Announces New Dates & Cities for Real Hasta La Muerte USA Tour

Anuel AA is hitting the road again…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and singer has announced new dates and cities for his the Real Hasta La Muerte USA Tour: Part 2.

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Anuel AA will kick off the tour on June 21 in Ontario, California and will visit 14 additional cities, including Oakland, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoneix, Boston, Tampa, Florida and San Antonio, Texas. 

Annuel AA launched his Real Hasta La Muerte Touron November 2, 2018 with a sold-out show at Chicago’s Rosemont Theater

The tour included 17 cities, with Anuel AA making stops at a mix of theaters and arenas.

This year, Anuel AA is confirmed to participate for the first time ever at Billboard Latin Music Week, taking place April 22-24 at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.

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Anuel AA Teams Up with Nicki Minaj on “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Track “Familia”

Anuel AA has joined voices with The Harajuku Barbie

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, considered to be one of the first pioneers of the Latin trap movement, has teamed up with Nicki Minaj on “Familia,” a track featured on the new Spider-Man movie soundtrack.

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Anuel announced the collaboration through a video he posted on Instagram of the Spider-Man scene in which the song appears in the animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

“From sitting in my cell to my music coming out in the new Spider-Man movie. Thanks God,” he wrote.

On Saturday, Anuel AA will wrap his Real Hasta la Muerte US tour in Miami, Florida.

Ozuna’s Debut Album “Odiesa” Leads Billboard’s Top Latin Albums for 45th Week

Ozuna has moved ahead of a Tejano legend…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer’s debut album, Odisea — released via DimeloVi/VP Entertainment almost a year ago (August 25, 2017) — leads Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart dated August 25 for a 45th week — earning the second-most weeks atop the 25-year-old chart.

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It surpasses Selena‘s Dreaming of You, which remained on top for 44 weeks in 1995 and 1996.

Odisea moves closer to Gloria Estefan‘s record of 58 weeks with Mi Tierra (July 1993-September 1994).

The milestone comes just as his sophomore album, Aura, dropped on Friday (August 24). The set has yielded three hits on the Hot Latin Songs chart: “La Modelo” with Cardi B debuting and peaking at No. 3 (January 6, 2018), “Única” peaking at No. 6 (August 11), and “Vaina Loca,” which has so far topped out at No. 29 (July 14), and sits at No. 32 on the current tally.

Likewise, Ozuna extends his longest leading No. 1 record among males on the Top Latin Albums chart. Below him, Luis Miguel continues with the second-longest reign (Segundo Romance, 29 weeks).

Notably, Odisea departed the penthouse for only six weeks since its debut on the tally (September 2017). when four other albums debuted at No. 1: CNCO’s self-titled album (Apr. 21), Maluma’s F.A.M.E. (June 2), J Balvin’s VIBRAS (June 9), and Anuel AA’s Real Hasta La Muerte which crowned the list for two weeks (July 28-Aug. 4).

In the latest tracking week (ending Aug. 16), Odisea earned 10,000 equivalent album units (down 1 percent), according to Nielsen Music. In total, the set has earned 707,000 units, of which 37,000 are in traditional album sales. In February 2017, the Top Latin Albums chart began ranking albums by overall equivalent album units and allowing catalog (or older) titles to chart. Previously, the list ranked albums by pure album sales, and only current albums were eligible to appear.

Here’s a look at the 10 albums with the most weeks at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums:

Weeks at No. 1, Artist, Title, Peak Date
58, Gloria Estefan, Mi Tierra, July 10, 1993
45, Ozuna, Odisea, 30 (through Aug. 28, 2018), Sept. 16, 2017
44, Selena, Dreaming of You, Aug. 5, 1995
29, Luis Miguel, Segundo Romance, Sept. 17, 1994
26, Ricky Martin, Vuelve, Feb. 28, 1998
24, Daddy Yankee, Barrio Fino, July 31, 2004
23, Aventura, The Last, June 27, 2009
20, Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2, Jan. 2, 2016
20, Selena, Amor Prohibido, June 11, 1994
19, Christina Aguilera, Mi Reflejo, Sept. 30, 2000

Anuel AA’s Debut Album “Real Hasta La Muerte” Certified Gold by the RIAA…

Anuel AA is golden…

The 25-year-old Puerto Rican trap artist’s Real Hasta La Muerte has been certified gold by the RIAA only three weeks after its release.

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“At the moment I have no words to say thank you for the support I have received from my fans,” said Anuel in a press statement. “I thank God more than anything for the blessing of so much good news in such a short time.” Anuel calls the album “my return to music, and I am back to stay.”

Back in July, Anuel AA earned his first No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart with his debut album, Real Hasta La Muerte.

The chart-topping album arrived on July 17 via Real Hasta La Muerte/ GLAD Empire— hours before he was released from prison after serving time for gun possession charges.

Real Hasta La Muerte opened in the penthouse with 11,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 19, according to Nielsen Music. Of its starting sum, 3,000 were in traditional album sales — a notable feat, since it only had two days of sales during the tracking week. It scored the fifth largest sales week for a Latin album in 2018, trailing only the debuts of CNCO’s self-titled album (13,000; chart dated April 21), J Balvin’s Vibras (10,000; chart dated June 9), Maluma’s F.A.M.E. (7,000; chart dated June 2), and Victor Manuelle’s 25/7 (4,000; chart dated Apr. 7).

Real Hasta La Muerte also debuted at No. 1 on the Latin Albums Sales chart.

The set, which was recorded while Anuel AA was serving his sentence, also logged 7,000 in streaming equivalent units (SEA).

Further, Anuel was the first artist to land at the summit with a debut album in a little less than a year. Ozuna bowed at No. 1 with his debut set, Odisea (Sept. 16, 2017). Real bumps Odisea down to No. 2, after 42 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. (He continues to hold the record for the most weeks atop the list for a male artist, and the third overall; Gloria Estefan’s Mi Tierra leads with 58 weeks and Selena’s Dreaming of You follows with 44.)