The 43-year-old Puerto Rican rap supserstar’s “Don Don,” featuring Anuel AA and Kendo Kaponi has debutedat No. 10 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart dated September 26.
The song earns Daddy Yankee his 80th entry on the list — and places him in a tie with Ozuna for the second-most entries since the tally’s inception in 1986. Bad Bunny continues at the helm with 96 total entries.
“Don Don” was released on September 11 via El Cartel and produced byMambo Kingz and DJ Luian. Hot Latin Songs blends airplay, digital sales and streaming data.
“Don Don” arrives in the top 10 powered by streaming activity. The three-generational Puerto Rican collaboration logged 4 million U.S. clicks in the week ending September 17, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, yielding to a No. 8 debut on the Latin Streaming Songs chart.
Sales also helped boost the song’s debut: 2,000 downloads sold in the week ending September 17 and entering at No. 1 on Latin Digital Song Sales. With eight No. 1s on the tally Daddy Yankee ties with Ozuna for the third-most leaders, both trailing Shakira (11) and J Balvin (10).
While Kendo Kaponi secures his first Hot Latin Songs top 10, Anuel AA claims his 18th and Daddy Yankee stretches his third-most top 10s to 34.
With “Don Don”’s arrival, Daddy Yankee and Anuel each place two songs on the chart’s upper tier. The former remains at No. 2 for a second week with “Relación,” with Sech and J Balvin, featuring Rosalía and Farruko, while the latter places at No. 5 with “La Jeepeta,” with Nio García, Myke Towers, Brray and Juanka.
This year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards have been announced on iHeartRadio stations and on the iHeartRadio app, with the 23-year-old Mexican & Cuban singer picking up an award.
Cabello and Shawn Mendes won the Best Collaboration award for their chart-topping single “Señorita.”
It’s the third iHeart Music Award of Cabello’s career. She previously won the Fangirls award in 2018, and Best Lyric for her single “Consequences” in 2019.
Banda Los Sebastianes earned two awards…
The Mexican band was named Best New Regional Mexican Artist and took home the Regional Mexican Song of the Year prize for their hit single “A Través Del Vaso.”
Bad Bunny’s X 100PRE was named Latin Album of the Year, Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry’s “Con Calma” earned the Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song of the Year, and the Regional Mexican Artist of the Year award went to
Rosalia was named Best New Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist, and Ozuna earned the Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year prize.
The awards, honoring the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2019, were originally set to take place on March 29 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Usher was set to host the Fox broadcast, but COVID-19 restrictions thwarted that plan. On March 16, iHeart postponed the show. On Aug. 24, it canceled the event and announced the plan to reveal the winners over the Labor Day weekend.
The show is set to return to Fox in 2021.
The Labor Day rollout, in which winners in 50 categories were announced one per hour, featured acceptance speeches from many winners.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
Song of the Year “Truth Hurts” – Lizzo Female Artist of the Year Billie Eilish Male Artist of the Year Post Malone Best Duo/Group of the Year Jonas Brothers Best Collaboration “Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Label of the Year Republic Records Most Thumbed Up Artist of the Year Post Malone Most Thumbed Up Song of the Year “Sunflower” by Post Malone & Swae Lee Producer of the Year Finneas Songwriter of the Year Louis Bell Tour of the Year Elton John Best Lyrics “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber Best Cover Song Sam Smith & Normani – “Dancing With A Stranger” – 5SOS cover Best Fan Army BTSArmy – BTS Best Music Video “Boy With Luv” – BTS featuring Halsey Social Star Award Asher Angel Best Remix “Trampoline” – Shaed featuring Zayn Favorite Tour Photographer Zack Caspary (Why Don’t We) Favorite Music Video Choreography “Kill This Love” (Blackpink) – Kyle Hanagami & Kiel Tutin
Genre specific categories:
Pop Album of the YearLover – Taylor Swift Best New Pop Artist Lizzo Alternative Rock Song of the Year “Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish Alternative Rock Artist of the Year Billie Eilish Alternative Rock Album of the YearWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist Shaed Rock Song of the Year “Ghost” – Badflower Rock Artist of the Year Disturbed Rock Album of the YearFear Inoculum – Tool Country Song of the Year “Beautiful Crazy” – Luke Combs Country Artist of the Year Luke Combs Country Album of the YearWhat You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs Best New Country Artist Morgan Wallen Dance Song of the Year “Close to Me” – Ellie Goulding, Diplo featuring Swae Lee Dance Artist of the Year Marshmello Dance Album of the YearWorld War Joy – The Chainsmokers Hip-Hop Song of the Year “Suge” – DaBaby Hip-Hop Artist of the Year Drake Hip-Hop Album of the YearDeath Race for Love – Juice WRLD Best New Hip-Hop Artist DaBaby R&B Song of the Year “No Guidance” – Chris Brown featuring Drake R&B Artist of the Year H.E.R. R&B Album of the YearFree Spirit– Khalid Best New R&B Artist Summer Walker Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song of the Year “Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry featuring Snow Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year Ozuna Best New Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist Rosalía Regional Mexican Song of the Year “A Través Del Vaso” – Banda Los Sebastianes Regional Mexican Artist of the Year Christian Nodal Latin Album of the YearX 100PRE – Bad Bunny Best New Regional Mexican Artist Banda Los Sebastianes
The 26-year-old Panamanian singer is set to perform this week as part of Billboard’s Live At-Home concert series, which streams live on Billboard‘s Facebook page.
Sech will kick off the post-Labor Day weekend with a performance on Tuesday, September 8.
He’ll perform after rockers ASH – known for their 1996 hit “Goldfinger” – invite people into their space at 1:00 pm ET.
Sech – who recently released a remix of his track “Relacion” featuring Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Rosalia and Farruko – will perform at 3:00 pm ET.
Here’s the full schedule, and check back after the sets to revisit the performances:
Tuesday (Sept. 8) ASH — 1 p.m. ET; Sech — 3 p.m. ET
Wednesday (Sept. 9) Rebelution — 1 p.m. ET
Thursday (Sept. 10) Jeremy Zucker — 1 p.m. ET
The Billboard Live At-Home concert series launched at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The series has been raising funds for non-profits chosen by the artists who have participated. So far, the At-Home concerts have benefited MusiCares, Feeding America, Meals on Wheels and many more.
The 26-year-old Spanish Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has teamed up with MAC Cosmetics to launch VG26, the makeup company’s all-new, limited-edition, fiery-red MAC Viva Glam lipstick shade.
Influenced by flamenco, urban rhythms, electronic beats — and a feminist ethos — MAC says Rosalia embodies passion, courage and originality that inspires us and her fans across the world.
“The incredible charisma, energy and strength of Rosalía is the perfect incarnation of this vibrant, saturated red,” says director of makeup artistry Baltasar González Pinel. “Taking its roots in flamenco, Rosalía’s art mixes genres and emotions — it takes risks, it is full of generosity, it is pure brilliance.”
“It’s an honor to be the face of Viva Glam 26 and to champion a cause that is inclusive, supports individuality and gives back 100%,” says Rosalía of becoming the brand’s newest MACtivist.
Since 1994, MAC Viva Glam has raised more than $500,000,000 globally. Every cent of the selling price of MAC’s Viva Glam lipstick is donated to the MAC Viva Glam Fund, supporting healthy futures and equal rights for all.
“We are beyond proud to join forces with the incomparable Rosalía, who will elevate
the MAC Viva Glam campaign to new levels this year. Aside from her epic voice
and coveted style, Rosalía is deeply committed to improving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS around the globe, especially those most vulnerable, including women, girls and the LGBTQIA+ community,” says John Demsey, chairman of the MAC Viva Glam Fund & executive group president, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
VG26 has a suggested retail price of $19. It’ll be available in North America on September 24 at select MAC locations and online at maccosmetics.com.
The August 30 show, to be hosted by Keke Palmer, will be held at various outdoor sites in New York, rather than at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as originally planned. MTV is saying the show “will pay homage to New York with outdoor performances around the city.”
This will be the second year in a row that the VMAs will have multiple Latin performances. Last year, J Balvin teamed with Bad Bunny to perform “Qué Pretendes,” and Rosalía teamed with Ozuna to perform three songs — “A Ningún Hombre,” “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” and “Aute Cuture.” It’s a strong suggestion that Latin music is becoming a more
The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar has released the music video for “WAP,” her twerk-tastic new collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion.
The music video for the thumping new track takes place in and around a luxurious mansion that has a fountain out front featuring a bootylicious fountain.
“I just want to let y’all know, I wanna give y’all the heads up, the music video is going to be the censored version of the song, because the song is so nasty that YouTube was like, ‘Hold on, wait a minute, someone might be too Goddamn nasty,” Cardi B revealed on Instagram prior to the release, encouraging fans to listen to the full “nasty” version on streaming services.
The girl power-fueled video for “WAP” features cameos by the likes of Spanish singing sensation Rosalia, in full body red latex and a Spanish matador’s montera hat with the braids to match her hair color, Kylie Jenner and Normani to rising artists like Sukihana, Rubi Rose and Mulatto.
“I wanted a lot of different females, not just female rappers. I wanted different…A lot of different people. And y’all going to see it on the music video as well, from models to influencers and everything,” she told Zane Lowe in an Apple Music interview about the visual. “And I really wanted the video to be very sexy, very clean, very nice, very cut. All right, we need some female artists, rappers. And I’m like, ‘These are the girls that I personally like. That I like they music. That I really feel they are going to go mainstream, to me.’ All the girls right here, there’s different things that I like about them.”
“WAP” is Cardi B’s first music release of the year. It follows “South of the Border,” her collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello, released in July 2019; “Yes,” her collaboration with Fat Joe and Anuel AA, released in September 2019; and “Writing on the Wall,” her collaboration with French Montana, Post Malone and Rvssian, released in September 2019.
The 26-year-old Spanish Grammy-winning singer-songwriterwill participate in this year’s Latin Music Week, a three-day immersive experience dedicated to Latin music, culture and entertainment.
Rosalia joins a roster of participating superstars that includes J Balvin, Taboo and the Black Eyed Peas, Maluma,Ozuna and Carlos Vives.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary as the longest-running and biggest Latin music industry, Latin Music Week2020 will take place on October 20-23.
This year’s festivities will be virtual, and will feature intimate artist conversations, industry panels, workshops and performances.
“Latin music has become a formidable and undeniable uniting force around the world, so it’s fitting that this year’s virtual Latin Music Week will be globally accessible at no cost to the industry and fans for the first time,” said Leila Cobo, vp, Latin industry lead, Billboard. “While we were disappointed to postpone our April conference, our virtual event will allow us to connect with fans and artists from all over the world no matter where they are. During these very difficult times, we are thrilled to extend an invitation to all who wish to celebrate Latin music and culture.”
This year’s Latin Music Week was originally scheduled to take place April 20-23 in Las Vegas, but was postponed due to COVID-19.
Additional participants and schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing entered an exclusive multi-year worldwide publishing agreement with the Colombian producer and songwriter.
Formerly signed to Warner Chappell Music, Sky Rompiendo joins Sony’s roster as his career is on the rise.
“This is a new challenge,” Sky said about the deal. “With the experience I have gained over the years coupled with this new alliance, I hope that I will be able to discover just how far music will take me.”
J Balvin‘s executive producer and longtime collaborator, Sky produced Balvin’s Colores, which peaked at No. 2 on Billboard‘sTop Latin Albums chart and debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200.
“Sky is one of the foremost producers and songwriters working in music today,” said Jorge Mejía, president and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s Latin American and U.S. Latin. “We are honored to have him join our family, and are so looking forward to being part of what’s next!”
Currently, the five-time Latin Grammy-winning producer is working with Rosalía, Manuel Turizo and Nicky Jam, among others.
Great Scott !Rosalía is back with another Travis Scott collaboration…
Late last year, the 26-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter and current ELLE magazine cover girl joined voices with Scott on the remix of his single “Highest in the Room.”
Now they’re back with their second collaboration, the bilingual track “TKN.” It’s Rosalia’s third single of 2020.
“TKN” is a reggaeton-infused fight song, issuing a bit of Mafia wisdom as well as a warning. “There are levels for everything in this life/We don’t fuck with people we don’t know,” spits Rosalía. Stoic as a mob boss, she cites the Omertà, or the Sicilian law of silence. “No new friends or new wounds,” she and Scott sing together in Spanish.
Directed by Nicolás Méndez, one half of the Spanish producer duo Canada, the new video stars Rosalía as the den mother to an unruly wolf pack of children — leading with a look-alike of Stormi, Scott and Kylie Jenner’s two-year-old daughter. The children brush Rosalía’s hair and muss it up all the same, roaming the streets of Los Angeles anarchically as Scott looks on.
“There are artists that when they come into the room, everybody … gets smaller,” she told Zane Lowe on the latest episode of Apple Music’s Beats 1. “But with Travis, it’s not like that. It’s not like that. Everybody flows with him, he’s flowing, and it’s beautiful like that. And I think that he’s very special and that we had a lot of fun.”
In March, Rosalía released “Dolerme,” an urban-infused alternative rock song about changing for someone who’s not worth it.
In the first cover, Rosalía sports a floral Collina Strada ensemble picked by Natasha Royt, while on cover two the “Malamente” singer shows off her bedazzled manicure and models a 4 Moncler Simone Rocha transparent parka.
In the cover story appropriately titles “Rosalia Rewrites the Pop Music Playbook,” Rosalia talks about life in quarantine, her acclaimed Grammy performance and the plans for her second album.