J Balvin Leads Premios Juventud Nominees with 12

J Balvin is the Juventud’s darling…

Univision has announced the 2020 Premios Juventud nominations, with the 35-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer leading the pack.

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Balvin received 12 nominations, including Video with a Purpose for the heart-wrenching “Rojo,” This Choreo Is On Fire for the dancetastic music video to “Amarillo,” and And Featuring, for being an artist that everyone wants to sing with.

He’s followed by Karol G, who picked up nine nods.

The 29-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer is nominated for Can’t Get Enough of This Song for her hit collaboration with Nicki Minaj, “Tusa,” Breaking the Internet, and Nailed It, for having the best manicure.

Bad Bunny picked up eight nominations, including The Traffic Jam (for songs you listen to while stuck in traffic) for “En Casita,” Sneakerhead and Scroll Stopper.

Other nominees include Anuel AA (7), Daddy Yankee (5), Manuel Turizo (5), Banda MS (4), Maluma (4),Sebastian Yatra (4), and Jennifer Lopez (3).

The New Generation – Female nominees include Jessie Reyez and Mariah, while the New Generation – Male nominees include Jhay CortezLunay and Myke Towers.

The 17th edition of the awards show includes 28 different categories with new and modified categories Spicy Regional SongsThe Perfect MixThe QuarantuneOMG Collaboration#StayAtHomeConcert and Influencer with a Cause.

For the first time, Ana Patricia GámezFrancisca Lachapel, and Borja Voces will host the three-hour live event beginning at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, August 13, preceded by “PJ Takeover,” a one-hour pre-show hosted by Jomari Goyso, Clarissa Molina and Amara La Negra, beginning at 7:00 pm ET.

Celebrating the hottest artists in Latin music, pop culture, digital media, fashion, TV, and social media, the annual ceremony will air in a different and creative way, keeping safety top of mind.

The show will include a virtual audience, an innovative integration of the latest state-of-the-art, augmented, and virtual reality technologies for award presentations, intros, and musical performances. In true PJ fashion, the 2020 event is set to inspire, motivate and lead, honoring Agents of Change, including the young frontline heroes during the current global health crisis.

PJ 2020 will broadcast live from Miami and feature artist performances, with organizers leveraging technology and innovation to provide a safe environment in delivering a live music awards show.

Fans can vote for their favorite artists on Premios Juventud.com.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Producer you know by Shout-Out (When an artist shouts out the producer’s name)
CHRIS JEDAY & GABY MUSIC DIMELO FLOW
DJ SNAKE
PLAY N SKILL
OVY ON THE DRUMS
SKY ROMPIENDO
STEVE AOKI
SUBELO NEO
TAINY
WILL.I.AM

The New Generation – Female (New female artist that make us dance)
CAZZU
EMILIA
JESSIE REYEZ
MARIAH
YENNIS

The New Generation – Male (New male artist that make us dance)
EL ALFA
JHAY CORTEZ
LUNAY
MYKE TOWERS
RAUW ALEJANDRO

The New Regional Mexican Generation (NewRegional Mexican Artist)
ALEX FERNÁNDEZ
CARIN LEÓN
GRUPO FIRME
NATANAEL CANO
NETO BERNAL

Spicy Regional Songs (Regional Mexican songs with “spicy” lyrics)
“Amor Tumbado” – NATANAEL CANO
“Cosas De La Clica” – HERENCIA DE PATRONES
“El Amor No Fue Pa’ Mi” – GRUPO FIRME FT. BANDA COLOSO
“El Circo” – EL FANTASMA
“Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo” – LENIN RAMÍREZ FT. GRUPO FIRME

The Traffic Jam (Songs you listen to while stuck in traffic)
“China” – ANUEL AA FT. DADDY YANKEE, KAROL G, OZUNA & J BALVIN
“Escondidos” – LA ADICTIVA
“Me Quedaré Contigo” – PITBULL X NE-YO FT. LENIER & EL MICHA
“No Elegí Conocerte” – BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
“Que Tire Pa’ ‘Lante” – DADDY YANKEE

Can’t Get Enough Of This Song (Songs you can’t stop singing)
“Mi Meta Contigo” – BANDA LOS SEBASTIANES
“Pegao” – CNCO FT. MANUEL TURIZO
“Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)” – BLACK EYED PEAS & J BALVIN
“Se Me Olvidó” – CHRISTIAN NODAL
“TUSA” – KAROL G FT. NICKI MINAJ

The Perfect Mix (Best collaboration song)
“China” – ANUEL AA FT. DADDY YANKEE, KAROL G, OZUNA & J BALVIN
“Indeciso” – REIK, J BALVIN & LALO EBRATT
“Pegao” – CNCO FT. MANUEL TURIZO
“Qué Maldición” – BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA FT. SNOOP DOGG
“Qué Pena” – MALUMA FT. J BALVIN

The Quarentune (Songs born during quarantine)
“Cuando Amanezca” – NIBAL, JUSTIN QUILES, DANNY OCEAN, FEID
“Color Esperanza (2020)” – Artistas múltiples: DIEGO TORRES, NICKY JAM, REIK, CAMILO, FARRUKO, RUBÉN BLADES, CAMILA, CARLOS VIVES, MAU Y RICKY, THALÍA, LESLIE GRACE, RAUW ALEJANDRO, PRINCE ROYCE, PEDRO CAPÓ, KANY GARCÍA, LEONEL GARCIA, RÍO ROMA, DIEGO EL CIGALA, JORGE VILLAMIZAR, CARLOS RIVERA, IVETE SANGALO, COTI SOROKIN, LALI, GENTE DE ZONA, FONSECA, DANI MARTÍN, MANUEL TURIZO, ÁNGELA TORRES, ARA MALIKIAN , DILSINHO
“El Mundo Afuera” – ALEJANDRO SANZ
“El Tiempo Pasa (Cuarentena)” – FARRUKO
“En Casita” – BAD BUNNY
“Es Hora De Unirse” – BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
“Esta Cuarentena” – ABRAHAM MATEO
“I Believe That We Will Win” – PITBULL
“Resistencia” – KENDO KAPONI
“Tomar Distancia” – PISO 21

OMG Collaboration (Unexpected collaborations)
BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA & SNOOP DOGG – “Qué Maldición”
NATANAEL CANO & BAD BUNNY – “Soy El Diablo (Remix)”
REYKON & WILLIE COLÓN – “Perriando (La Murga Remix)”
SHAKIRA & ANUEL AA – “Me Gusta”
T3R ELEMENTO & FARRUKO – “DEL Barrio A La Ciudad”

And Featuring… (The artist that everyone wants to sing with)
ANUEL AA
DADDY YANKEE
J BALVIN
MANUEL TURIZO
NATTI NATASHA

Can’t Get Enough (Artist that I follow on social media that I always want to see)
BAD BUNNY
FRIDA SOFÍA
JENNIFER LOPEZ
KAROL G
SEBASTIÁN YATRA

Together They Fire Up My Feed (Couple or friends that appear on each others’ feeds)
CAMILA CABELLO & SHAWN MENDES
KAROL G & ANUEL AA
NICKY JAM & CYDNEY MOREAU
ROSALÍA & KYLIE JENNER
SEBASTIÁN YATRA & MAU Y RICKY

Scroll Stopper (Artists that halt us from scrolling just to see their posts)
BAD BUNNY
CARDI B
GUAYNAA
SEBASTIÁN YATRA
THALÍA

#Pet Goals (Artists that post with their pets)
EL DASA CON BENITO
FRIDA SOFÍA CON PHILLIPPE
J BALVIN CON PAZ Y FELICIDAD
KAROL G Y ANUEL AA CON GOKU
MALUMA CON BONNIE Y CLYDE

#Stay Home Concert (Best at-home concert)
ALEJANDRO SANZ & JUANES – “#LaGiraSeQuedaEnCasa”
CARLOS VIVES – “#NoTeVayasDeTuCasa El Show de Carlos Vives”
CHRISTIAN NODAL – “Juntos Por La Música #StayHome #WithMe #QuédateEnCasa
GERARDO ORTIZ – “Juntos Por La Música #StayHome #WithMe #QuédateEnCasa”
SECH – “#YouTubeAndChill Concert”

Breaking the Internet (Artists that post pictures that break the internet)
CHIQUIS RIVERA
KAROL G
LUNAY
MALUMA
NATTI NATASHA

Triple Threat (Influencer that does it all and dominates at least 3 areas: Social Media platforms, television, film or music)
DANILEIGH
JUANPA ZURITA
ISABELA MERCED
LUISA FERNANDA W
MARIO BAUTISTA

Name a Better Duo (Friends, siblings or couples that frequently create content together)
ANALISSE & KAT RODRÍGUEZ
CALLE Y POCHÉ
JUANPA ZURITA & MARIO RUIZ
KAREN GONZÁLEZ & SEBASTIÁN ROBLES
MARTÍNEZ TWINS

Best LOL Award (Funny content creators)
ALEX GUZMAN (BLESIV)
GADIEL DEL ORBE
LEJUAN JAMES
LOUIE CASTRO
SALICE ROSE

Influencer With A Cause (Influencers who use their platforms for a good cause)
CANELO ÁLVAREZ
EDWIN CASTRO
INDYA MOORE
JESSICA Y JP DOMINGUEZ
JULISSA CALDERÓN

High Fashion (Always dressed “High Fashion” for Red Carpet Events)
BAD BUNNY
JENNIFER LOPEZ
MALUMA
SOFÍA CARSON
THALÍA

Trendsetter (Setting Fashion Trends)
BAD BUNNY
BILLIE EILISH
CAZZU
J BALVIN|
SOFÍA REYES

Sneakerhead (Loves sneakers more than anything)
BAD BUNNY
DE LA GHETTO
J BALVIN
KAROL G
ROSALÍA

Hair Obsessed (Has the trendiest hairstyles)
AMARA LA NEGRA
CAMILO
J BALVIN
JENNIFER LOPEZ
PABLLO VITTAR

Nailed It (Has the best “Manicure”)
BAD BUNNY
BILLIE EILISH
CARDI B
KAROL G
ROSALÍA

This Choreo Is On Fire (Best dance choreography in a music video)
“Aguardiente” – GREEICY
“Amarillo” – J BALVIN
“Bogaloo Supreme” – VICTOR MANUELLE Y WISIN
“Que Tire Pa’ ‘Lante” – DADDY YANKEE
“Whine Up” – NICKY JAM Y ANUEL AA

Video With A Purpose (Video with best social messaging)
“Aleluya” – REIK Y MANUEL TURIZO
“Me Estás Matanado” – NATTI NATASHA
“No Ha Parado De Llover” – MANÁ Y SEBASTIÁN YATRA
“Rojo” – J BALVIN
“Tiburones” – RICKY MARTIN

J Balvin Releases Animated Video for “Negro” Single

J Balvin is going back to black… 

After releasing music videos for his colorful singles like “Rojo” and “Azul,” the 35-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer and aspiring fashion designer has released the new animated video for “Negro.”

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In the video, J Balvin, who designed a collection inspired by his new album for Guess, is accompanied by the baddest girl in town and his sidekick dinosaurs as he roams the streets of a post-apocalyptic-like world.

Directed by Colin Tilley, the cryptic video released today finds J Balvin trying to take over the empty streets of a Gotham City-inspired town. Although his crew seems to conquer and outnumber any rival, J Balvin is met by the ultimate ruler, a T-Rex who swallows J Balvin whole in one roar.

With the release of “Negro,” all songs but one on his Colores album have a video. While it’s not clear if there will be a video to “Arcoíris,” the Colombian star posted on his social media “closing the chapter on Colores” announcing the release of “Negro.”

“The goal was to create different content that would really stand out and that the reggaetón world hadn’t really seen before,” says director Tilley about the videos. “Jose is just the definition of a true collaborator. My goal was for every video that drops for it to up the previous one. If we’re not doing that, then we’re not doing our job and there’s no point of releasing every single video.”

J Balvin Releases New Single “Rojo” & Heart-wrenching Music Video

J Balvinis seeing red

The 34-year-old Colombian urban singer has released his latest single “Rojo.”

J Balvin

J Balvin also released the emotional and heart-wrenching music video for the softer reggaetón song.

The music video was filmed by Colin Tilley, who directed the music videos for J Balvin’s other tracks “Blanco” and “Morado.”

In the clip, J Balvin, who is on the phone while driving, gets into a fatal car accident while on his way to the hospital to see his newborn. He never gets to see his wife again or meet his daughter, but he’s with them in spirit at all times — even on his widow’s dates with other men.

“I’m helping my wife find the right guy,” J Balvin said about the video in a previous Instagrampost. “It’s about being open and not selfish.”

“Rojo,” “Blanco” and “Morado ” will all be part of J Balvin’s forthcoming studio album titled Colores, which will be released in late March.

Benjamín Naishtat Signs with United Talent Agency (UTA)

Benjamín Naishtat is going global…

The 32-year-old Argentinian writer and director has signed with United Talent Agency (UTA) in all areas.

Benjamín Naishtat

Born in Buenos Aires, Naishtat is best known for creating experimental and fictional shorts centered on historical and societal complexities. He has made a name for himself on the global film circuit: His first feature, History of Fear played at the Berlin Film Festival, and it won the Best Film Award at the Jeonju International Film Festival.

Additionally, he wrote and directed The Movement, which participated in the Cineasti del Presente section of the Locarno Film Festival.

His most recent film Rojo made its world premiere earlier this year at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Platform section; it t was also an official selection at the San Sebastián Film Festival where it won the Silver Shell for Best Director.