Bad Bunny Speaks Out on Racism, Poverty & More in Surprise New Single “Compositor del Año”

Bad Bunny is back… And, he’s using his music to send a message to the haters.

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer, who was named Songwriter of the Year at this year’s ASCAP Latin Music Awards, has released the surprise single “Compositor del Año.”

Bad Bunny

The single addressed the social media chatter from people who questioned his win due to his sometimes explicit lyrics.

Via the track, Bad Bunny sends a message to his haters, saying there are more important issues going on in the world.

“They fight because they gave me composer of the year but not for what matters,” he belts in the song.

In the song, which has a Soundcloud link that ends in “f–k2020”), Bad Bunny opens up about the ongoing social issues affecting the United States, including racism, immigration, the importance of voting and more.

Sampling Little Richard’s 1955 classic “Tutti Frutti,” Bad Bunny’s 2-minute, 34-second song is a rap freestyle in which he first and foremost reminds fans that he went from an altar boy to a trap star. He then mentions the Black Lives Matter movement, saying, “It’s 2020 and racism is worse than COVID/ A black man with a gun, that’s a criminal, but if he’s white, they say that’s a hobby.”

“There are more important things than sitting down to criticize the achievements of an artist,” he continues, like encouraging the youth to vote.

“There are more important things like fighting for the rights of immigrants.”

At the end of the track, the “Yo Perreo Sola” singer expresses his dream to change the world and end poverty.

“But I can’t; it’s not my fault,” he says. “Before being born, all of this already existed. We only have to teach and learn, live and grow. Understand that we will always see something that will hurt us. To have faith, to believe that it is going to be possible.”

The song can be found on Amazon under the name Bad Bunsy.

Kehlani Releases Heartbreaking Single “Valentine’s Day (Shameful)”

Kehlani has released a new heartbreaking single…

The 24-year-old part-Mexican American singer publicly moves on from an ex while putting him on blast with the “Valentine’s Day (Shameful),” recently released on her YouTube channel and SoundCloud

Kehlani

Without addressing the subject by name, Kehlani subliminally airs out a former partner for repeated cheating and says she was there to help him through his crippling addictions. 

“Wish I didn’t check your text when you was drunk asleep/ I’ve seen everything that I ain’t wanna see/ That I needed to see, that I needed to be/ Hope you live happily ever after with the b—h, uh/ Fly to France, wine and crackers, honeymoonin’ with the b—h/ Hope you f–k around and have the son you wanted with the b—h,” she painfully sings.

In a since-deleted tweet, Kehlani announced that she’s indeed single again. 

“Feel something and get it off. 3 therapeutic hours. appreciating those who see and hear me, and those around me holding me up. real grateful for expression right now. inward & onward, love always ALL ways,” Kehlani captioned behind the scenes footage of the track organically coming together in the studio.

The song follows her “Konclusions” duet with what appears to be her now-ex YG, released on Valentine’s Day.

Kehlani Releases Unmixed Acoustic Track “Again”

Kehlani is at it again…

The 22-year-old part-Spanish and Mexican American singer has released “Again,” a sweet acoustic track that, according to Kehlani herself, is completely unmixed.

Kehlani

“Again” was produced by Geoffro, the same producer behind her similarly-acoustic “Honey.”

Though Kehlani has yet to announce a formal follow-up to her studio debut album SweetSexySavage, she’s kept a steady flow of music coming with “Honey,” “Again,” and the electronic Fifty Shades-esque “Touch.”

“Again” will hit streaming services next week.

Listen to the raw track from Soundcloud.

J Balvin & Buchanan Launch Special “Es Nuestro Momento” Remix Contest

Here’s your chance to join voices with J Balvin

The 31-year-old Colombian urban singer-songwriter is giving fans the opportunity to have a moment together.

J Balvin

J Balvin and the Whisky brand Buchanan‘s have officially launched the “Es Nuestro Momento” remix contest, which allows fans to collaborate with the singer on the campaign’s official song featuring his vocals.

Balvin’s acapella vocals of the unreleased “Es Nuestro Momento” track will be made available for participants 21 and older, to download and integrate into their own song, and upload the final version to SoundCloud by March 20.

J Balvin will choose his favorite and announce the winning track on April 19 via social media. The winner will win a trip to the 2017 Latin Billboard Music Awards in Miami and have a chance to meet the singer.

For more information on the contest, click here.

Last year, J Balvin and Buchanan joined forces for the “Es Nuestro Momento campaign in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

“I feel a great connection with this campaign, because truly, it is our moment to be proud of our cultures and celebrate the leaders that we are of a new generation,” Balvin previously said about the partnership.

Miguel Releases Demo of New Song In Support of #BlackLivesMatter

Miguel is asking, “How many?”

The 30-year-old part-Mexican American Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has posteda a new  a song on SoundCloud called “How Many,” commenting on the recent horrific murders of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the Dallas Shooting.

Miguel

Miguel’s new track features heartfelt lyrics, including, “I’m tired of human lives turned into hashtags and prayer hands…” and “I wonder how many black lives, how many heartbeats turned into flat lines…”.

The song was written “between the hours of 4am and 7am” in his London hotel room, says Miguel. The singer explains he’ll be updating the song every week until its finished.

Miguel Reveals New Music on His SoundCloud Page

Miguel is in a sharing mood…

The 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer-songwriter has released three new songs on his SoundCloud page.

Miguel

From the looks of it, Miguel is working on a cohesive new project of his own. Before 2012’s Kaleidoscope Dream and after his debut, the singer released three free EPs, which helped build buzz while showing the new direction his music was taking.

Of the three songs, “Coffee” is the strongest, full of Miguel’s trademark mixture of big, fuzzy guitars and sweet romance.

Since Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel has been staying busy mostly by working for others. He added some hooks to rap songs, contributed to the soundtrack for the TV show Girls, and dueted with both Janelle Monae and Mariah Carey. He also helped write “Rocket” for Beyonce — an explicit D’Angelo homage — and “Kind Of… Sometimes…. Maybe…” for Jessie Ware, which Billboard recently named one of the Top Ten R&B Tracks of the year.

He also teamed with Lorde and Chemical Brothers on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1 soundtrack.

Pitbull Reveals New Track “Fireball” on SoundCloud

Pitbull is a fireball of talent…

The 33-year-old Cuban American rap superstar has released a new track called “Fireball” from his upcoming album Globalization.

Pitbull

The track, which was released on Pitbull’s SoundCloud page, features guest vocals from singer-songwriter John Ryan.

“Fireball” is an upbeat and highly-danceable track that’s seemingly inspired by Brazilian music.

“I saw I came I conquered/ Or should I saw I conquered I came/ This little chico on fire he ain’t no lie/ While y’all slippin’ he’s runnin’ the game,” Pitbull raps over the horns and clanging percussion.

Ryan’s vocals then emerge on the hook, singing, “I was born in a flame/ I’mma say that every world will know my name/ I’m the best you never had/ If you think I’m burning out, I never am/ I’m on fire.”

Globalization is Pitbull’s eighth studio album. It’s scheduled for release this fall via RCA Records.

Lopez Enters the Top 10 on Billboard’s Social 50 Chart with “I Luh Ya Papi”

It looks like Jennifer Lopez is getting plenty of luh on social media…

The 44-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge rises from 19-7 on Billboard’s Social 50 chart due to the hunk-filled new music video for her latest single “I Luh Ya Papi.”

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, who performed the single with Idol alums Jessica Sanchez and Allison Iraheta on Thursday night’s results show, released the steamy clip on VEVO on March 13.

The video has registered more than 11 million global plays since its debut, contributing greatly to the 23 million plays (up 18 percent) on her VEVO channel in the week ending March 16.

The rise in conversation resulting from the video’s debut is evidenced in the 67 percent rise in weekly conversation about J. Lo, which translates into a 26 percent rise in weekly fan acquisition (adding 630,000 new fans to her audience).

This is J.Lo’s first visit to the top 10 since the August17, 2013 chart, when she was ranked No. 5.

The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, VEVO, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, MySpace and Instagram. The chart’s methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views, song plays and reactions as measured by music analytics company Next Big Sound.

Daddy Yankee’s “Born to Rule” Appears on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Mixtape

Daddy Yankee has some serious game

The 37-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton singer-songwriter has provided a track to HBO’s Game of Thrones mixtape, which has been released in preparation for the fantasy show’s season 4 debut.

Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee’s “Born to Rule” appears as the fifth single on the 10-track mixtape.

In addition to Daddy Yankee, Catch The Throne: The Mixtape includes tracks from Wale, Big Boi, Common, Snow Tha Product, Bodega Bamz and Magazeen.

Catch the Throne: The Mixtape

The release from Launch Point Records features songs inspired by the storylines of the show’s first three seasons.

It’s available for download at www.soundcloud.com/catchthethron.

Game of Thrones returns to HBO April 6 at 9:00 pm ET.

Here’s the complete track list:

01 Big Boi: “Mother of Dragons”
02 Magazeen: “Iron Throne”
03 Bodega Bamz: “Win or Die”
04 Kilo Kish: “Magical Reality”
05 Daddy Yankee: “Born to Rule”
06 Dominik Omega: “Arya’s Prayer”
07 Dee Goodz: “The Parallel”
08 Snow tha Product: “Fire”
09 Common: “The Ladder”
10 Wale: “King Slayer”

Shakira Lands Atop Billboard’s Social Media Chart

Shakira is No. 1 with a bullet on the social media charts…

The 36-year-old Colombian superstar singer and returning The Voice coach has reached No. 1 on Billboard‘s Social 50 chart.

Shakira

Shakira jumped 5-1 to take the pole position. It’s her first time at No. 1 since Feb. 9, 2013, and only her second week atop the chart.

Shakira surged to the top of the heap after sharing another photo of her baby on January 25. That image garnered an astounding 2.1 million post-likes.

In addition, the “Loca” singer released the Spanish version of her new single with Rihanna, “Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte,” to VEVO on January 22.

The “Nunca” audio post on VEVO has received more than 1 million views, and a successful promotional post on Facebook led to a 250% spike in weekly fan acquisition on the platform.

But Shakira isn’t the only Hispanic artist to make the Top 10…

Pitbull, who earned extensive press this week when it was announced that his track “We Are One (Ole Ola)” was selected as the official song for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, comes in at No. 5.

The track, which hasn’t been released, features Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudie Leitte.

Pitbull’s boost in the Social 50 rankings is also complemented by Austin Mahone (47-40), who released his new single “MMM Yeah,” which features the 33-year-old Cuban American rap superstar. Overall, Pitbull ascends with a 132% increase in mentions on Twitter, a 7% rise in Facebook conversation, which leads to 928,000 new fans added overall (up 28% from the previous frame).

The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, VEVO, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart’s methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views, song plays and reactions as measured by music analytics company Next Big Sound.