Ozuna Wins BMI Latin Awards’ Contemporary Latin Song of the Year for “Taki Taki”

Ozuna’s Taki Taki-ing the crown…

BMI has announced the winners of its 27th annual BMI Latin Awards, including the 28-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer’s “Taki Taki.” 


Ozuna’s smash hit collaboration with DJ SnakeSelena Gomez and Cardi B, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart, was named contemporary Latin Song of the Year. 

The winners were announced online after BMI canceled its March 31 awards ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other top winners include songwriter/producer Gaby Music, aka Juan Rivera Vazquez, who won contemporary Latin songwriter of the year for “Taki Taki,” sharing the honor with Ozuna, Dimelo Vi‘s Vicente Saavedra and Jorden “Pardison Fontaine” Thorpe.

Christian Nodal‘s “No Te Contaron Mal,” penned by Edgar Barrera, was named regional Mexican song of the year. The track spent 38 weeks atop Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs chart. 

The regional Mexican songwriter of the year award went to Geovani Cabrera for “A Través Del Vaso,” “El Lujo De Tenerte,” “Segunda Opción” and “Te Darán Ganas De Verme,” bringing his career total to 12 BMI Latin Awards.

The BMI Latin publisher of the year award, for the fifth year in a row, went to Sony/ATV Music Publishing with 16 of the most-performed songs, including “Taki Taki,” “Ambiente,” “Amigos Con Derechos,” among others.

“Music is more important than ever in times like these, and we are extremely proud to honor the Latin songwriters behind the year’s most-performed songs,” said Mike O’Neill, president and CEO of BMI. “From Regional Mexican to Contemporary Latin, the diversity and creativity of this genre are limitless, and we are thrilled to celebrate the artistry that goes into creating the best in Latin music today. We look forward to celebrating with everyone in person at next year’s ceremony.”

Wisin & Yandel, who were slated to receive BMI’s president’s award this year, will now be honored at the 2021 BMI Latin Awards.

Click here to see the complete list of winners.

La Adictiva Earns Eighth No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs Airplay Chart with “El Amor De Mi Vida”

La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas’ is back at the top of the charts…

The banda sinaloense’s “El Amor De Mi Vida” rises to the summit of Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart with a 3-1 rise on the July 6-dated chart.


The song traces its jump to an 8% increase in audience impressions (to 8 million) logged in the week ending June 30, according to Nielsen Music.

“We are beyond happy and grateful with our audience for making this happen,” Guillermo Garza, lead vocalist of the band, tells Billboard. “Every time we release a single, it becomes a new dream with the objective of reaching the top and for our listeners to learn to love it. When that happens, well, it fills us with great satisfaction!”

“El Amor De Mi Vida” becomes La Adictiva’s eighth No. 1 overall (and fifth straight crown) dating back to May 2011 when “Te Amo y Te Amo” arrived at the top in its 16th week and reigned for nine nonconsecutive weeks; its longest charting title at No. 1.

“El Amor De Mi Vida” is the third single off their upcoming album and follows “Con Todo Lo Incluido,” a former No. 1 (March 30-dated tally).

The new ballad, written by Horacio Placencia, also secures a top 10 spot on the Latin Airplaylist, climbing 12-8. La Adictiva collects its eighth top 10 on that chart.

Los Huracanes del Norte Earn 19th Top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs Chart

Make that 19 hits for Los Huracanes del Norte

The Mexican Norteño group has notched its 19th Top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs airplay chat with “Con El Alma Bohemia” on the chart dated October 6.

Los Huracanes del Norte

The song moves 13-9 after logging 3.7 million in audience impressions, an increase of 12 percent.

The single is from the band’s latest album Alma Bohemia.

Banda Sinaloense MS Earns 10th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs Chart

It’s a perfect 10 for Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

The Mexican banda leads Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart for a 10th time, as their new single “Mejor Me Alejo” jumps 4-1 on the chart dated October 6.

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

The song ascends to the summit due to a 30 percent lift in audience (8.3 million) in the week ending September 30, according to Nielsen Music.

The lead single from Con Todas Las Fuerzas, written by Espinoza Paz, is the band’s 10th No. 1, dating back to 2014’s “Hermosa Experiencia,” which topped the list for six weeks.

“Mejor Me ALejo” likewise ascends on the overall Latin Airplay chart, zooming up the tally 17-9 and securing the band’s 13th top 10.

Banda Sinaloense MS’s “Con Todas Las Fuerzas” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums Chart

It’s a lucky No. 13 for Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

The Mexican band debuts at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Regional Mexican Albums chart dated September 29 with its 13th album, Con Todas Las Fuerzas.

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

The set earned 4,000 equivalent album units in the week ending September 20, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 1,000 were in traditional album sales, while the bulk of the remaining figure was driven by streaming activity.

Banda MSearns its fourth leader. It last crowned the tally over a year ago, when La Mejor Versión de Mi debuted at the summit, ruling for two weeks (May 6-13, 2017).

The new album’s lead single, “Mejor Me Alejo,” rises 6-4 on the Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart (up 7 percent in audience), earning the group its 15th top five hit.

Notably, the group currently has five entries on the current Regional Mexican Albums chart, four of which hit No. 1, tying its career-best count. (Joan Sebastian holds the record with seven concurrent titles on September 5, 2015.)

Current Rank, Title, Peak Date, Weeks at No. 1

No. 1, Con Todas Las Fuerzas, Sept. 29, 2018, one to-date
No. 3, La Mejor Versión de Mi, May 6, 2017, two
No. 4, Que Bendición, Feb. 27, 2016, four
No. 8, En Vivo: Guadalajara – Monterrey, Sept. 19, 2015, 15
No. 18, Solo Hits: 20 Éxitos, Aug. 11, 2018 (No. 13 peak)

Moreover, Con Todas debuts at No. 5 on the Top Latin Albums chart, where it’s Banda MS’ sixth top 10.

Luis Coronel Earns Seventh Top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs Chart with “Para No Acordarme de Ella”

It’s Lucky No. 7 for Luis Coronel

The 22-year-old Mexican American singer has picked up his seventh Top 10 hit on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart.

Luis Coronel

Coronel’s “Para No Acordarme de Ella” shoots 17-10 with 5.5 million in audience impressions, a 58 percent gain according to Nielsen Music.

It’s the third single off his third charted album Ahora Soy Yo which ruled the Regional Mexican Albums chart for one week in 2017.

Christian Nodal Earns Third Top 10 Hit on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs Chart

The third time’s the charm for Christian Nodal

The 18-year-old Mexican mariachi singer-songwriter’s earns his third top 10 hit on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart, as “Me Dejé Llevar” rises 13-8.

Christian Nodal

The strack earned 5.2 million in audience (up 30 percent) in the week ending December 17 according to Nielsen Music.

Nodal’s latest top 10 follows two previous leaders, both in 2017: “Probablemente,” featuring David Bisbal (No. 1 for four weeks) and “Adios Amor” (No. 1 for seven weeks).

All three tracks are from Nodal’s debut studio album, Me Dejé Llevar, which returns to No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart for a 12th nonconsecutive week (up 3-1).

The set earned 3,000 equivalent album units in the week ending December 14 (up 4 percent). The album debuted atop the list dated September 16, and has spent more weeks at No. 1 in 2017 than any other album. (Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga’s En Vivo: Guadalajara — Monterrey has scored eight weeks in 2017, of its 15 total weeks atop the list. (En Vivo debuted at No. 1 in 2015, and has notched additional weeks at No. 1 in both 2016 and 2017.)

Calibre 50 Earns 10th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Song Chart with “Corrido de Juanito”

It’s a perfect 10 for Calibre 50

The award-winning Mexican quartet has earned its 10th No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart (dated October 28) as “Corrido de Juanito” ascends 2-1 in its ninth charting frame.

Calibre 50

The track earns 10 million in audience (up five percent) in the week ending October 15, according to Nielsen Music.

The song bumps Christian Nodal’s “Probablemente,” featuring David Bisbal, to No. 2, after a four-week run at No. 1. “Probablemente” is down 4 percent to 9.9 million in audience.

Calibre 50’s topical single — which is about a Mexican migrant’s struggles and is featured on the group’s new album, Guerra de Poder — concurrently holds a spot in the top 10 on the Hot Latin Songs chart for a seventh week, dipping 7-8 and hiking 4 percent in airplay in the tracking week ending Oct. 12. The song is Calibre 50’s ninth top 10 on the ranking.

Further, the song’s music video has collected over 45 million global views on YouTube since its posting on August 23.

Ortiz Earns His Seventh No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs Chart with “Fuiste Mia”

It’s Lucky No. 7 for Gerardo Ortiz

The 26-year-old Mexican American singer-songwriter’s latest single “Fuiste Mia” jumps 5-1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart (dated September 10), earning him his seventh chart-topper.

Gerardo Ortiz

The crowning rise ties Ortiz with Mexican superstar Vicente Fernandez for most No. 1s on the airplay chart by a solo act. (The chart was launched in 1994.)

Among all artists, regional Mexican groups Conjunto Primavera and Intocable lead for most overall No. 1s on Regional Mexican Songs, with 16 each.

It’s the first time “Fuiste Mia” has topped any Billboard chart, and comes five months after the song’s controversial music video was released. The clip, issued in March, depicted images of murder and violence against women. At a press conference in April, Ortiz attempted to explain his artistic vision for the video saying, “It’s only a music video, pure fiction. People have to understand and learn how to distinguish fiction from reality.”

The clip was removed from the artist’s official YouTube and Vevo channels in April following an online petition demanding its take down. An arrest warrant was later issued by the Mexican government for “criminal exaltation.” On July 16, Ortiz was arrested at an airport in Mexico in connection with the video, and released the following day after posting bail.


“Fuiste Mia” vaults to No. 1 with a 42 percent gain in airplay audience at the format in the week ending August 28, according to Nielsen Music, rising to 10.63 million. A healthy chunk of that rise is owed to increased play at KLAX in Los Angeles, which doubled its plays of the song from 30 spins to 60 in the latest tracking week (growing it by 116 percent in audience, to 990,000). Among all regional Mexican radio stations that report to the chart, “Fuiste Mia’s” largest supporter, in terms of audience, is KLTN, with 1.1 million for the week.

Ortiz accumulated his first seven No. 1s in just four years, four months and 20 days (trumping the 11 years it took Fernandez to notch his seven leaders). Only two other acts claimed their first seven No. 1s as fast as Ortiz: Conjunto Primavera took two years, eight months and 22 days between their first seven No. 1s, while Los Tigres del Norte marks the shortest duration between that many chart-toppers, one year, eight months and 22 days.

The airplay increase for “Fuiste Mia” helps the track to soar 16-5 on the Latin Airplay chart, where it takes Greatest Gainer honors and reaches a new peak in its 13th charting frame. It marks the seventh top five for Ortiz on the all-Latin genre radio chart.

Over on the Hot Latin Songs chart, which blends airplay, sales, and streaming, the track matches its previous peak, hopping 15-11 (it first peaked at No. 11 on the Aug. 6-dated chart).

On August 14, Ortiz announced that his forthcoming album will be called Comeré Callado. The release date has not yet been revealed.

Coronel Releases Inspirational Holiday Single “Feliz Navidad”

Luis Coronel is spreading a little love this holiday season…

The 18-year-old Mexican American cantante, who was named to this year’s Billboard‘s 21 Under 21 list, has released the lyric video for his brand new Christmas song “Feliz Navidad.”

Luis Coronel

The clip for his acoustic accordion-and guitar-accompanied inspirational ballad, not to be confused with the Jose Feliciano classic of the same name, shows Coronel greeting his female fans, and giving the luckiest of the girls a kiss on the cheek.

The lyric video was released this week, already garnering 14-thousand views on YouTube.

In October, Coronel became the youngest solo artist in 13 years to hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart with his sophomore album Quiero Ser Tu Dueño. Tenerte,” the first single from that album, rose to the top of Regional Mexican Songs, where it currently stands at No. 12.

An artist for a new Latino generation with ranchera roots and pop appeal, Coronel will be up for the Male Artist of the Year at Univision’s Premios Nuestro Awards in Feb. 2015. He’ll end this year with an appearance on Azteca America’s Christmas special Navidad Azteca, and be the subject of a mun2 special, Estrellas de Reventon: Luis Coronel on December 14.

“Feliz Navidad” is available for download on iTunes.