Daddy Yankee Wins Big at the Premio Lo Nuestro Awards

Daddy Yankeeis celebrating a massive haul…

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/rapper was the big winner at this year’s Premio Lo Nuestro awards, taking home seven awards, including the top prize Artist of the Year.

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Daddy Yankee’s other prizes include Urban Male Artist of the Year, SongSingleUrbanand Crossover Collaboration of the Yearfor his track “Con Calma” featuring Snow and Remix of the Yearfor “Soltera (Remix)” featuring Lunay and Bad Bunny.

J Balvinand Bad Bunny‘s Oasis won Album of the Yearand Rosaliawon New Artist FemaleLunay took home New Artist Male.

J Balvin was also honored with the Icon Awardwhile Raphaelreceived the Excellence Awardand Alejandro Fernandezwas honored with the Legado Mariachi Award.

Karol G won Urban Female Artist of the YearRomeo Santoswon Tropical Artist of the Yearand Los Rivera Destino‘s “Flor” featuring Benito Martinezwon Video of the Year.

ThaliaPitbulland Alejandra Espinosahosted the event, which took place at the AmericanAirlines Arenain Miami.

Here are the winners:

Artista Premio Lo Nuestro del Año: Daddy Yankee
Álbum del Año: Oasis – J Balvin y Bad Bunny
Canción del Año: ‘Con calma’ – Daddy Yankee Ft. Snow
Sencillo del Año: “Con calma’ – Daddy Yankee Ft. Snow
Artista Revelación Femenino: Rosalía
Artista Revelación Masculino: Lunay
Remix del Año: ‘Soltera (Remix)’ – Lunay, Daddy Yankee y Bad Bunny
Canción “Replay” del Año: ‘Yo te amo’ – Los Temerarios
Tour del Año: Bad Bunny: X100PRE Tour
Artista Social del Año: Anuel AA
Colaboración “Crossover” del Año: ‘Con calma’ – Daddy Yankee Ft. Snow
Video del Año: ‘Flor’ – Los Rivera Destino Ft. Benito Martínez (Bad Bunny)
Artista del Año – Pop/Rock: Sebastián Yatra
Canción del Año – Pop/Rock: ‘Un año’ – Sebastián Yatra y Reik
Colaboración del Año – Pop/Rock: ‘Calma (Remix)’ – Pedro Capó y Farruko
Grupo o Dúo del Año – Pop/Rock: CNCO
Artista del Año – Pop/Balada: Luis Fonsi
Artista Femenino del Año – Urbano: Karol G
Artista Masculino del Año – Urbano:Daddy Yankee
Canción del Año – Urbano:‘Con calma’ – Daddy Yankee Ft. Snow
Colaboración del Año – Urbano: ‘Secreto’ – Anuel AA y Karol G
Canción del Año – Urbano/Pop:‘Calma (Remix)’ – Pedro Capó y Farruko
Canción del Año – Urbano/Trap:‘Callaíta’ – Bad Bunny y Tainy
Artista del Año – Tropical:Romeo Santos
Canción del Año – Tropical: ‘Inmortal’ – Aventura
Colaboración del Año – Tropical: ‘Si me das tu amor’ – Carlos Vives y Wisin
Artista del Año – Regional Mexicano: Christian Nodal
Canción del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Nada nuevo’ – Christian Nodal
Colaboración del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Un año’ – Banda Los Sebastianes Ft. Sebastián Yatra
Grupo o Dúo del Año – Regional Mexicano: Calibre 50
Artista Sierreño del Año – Regional Mexicano: Ulices Chaidez
Canción Sierreña del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Cómo no quererte’ – Ulices Chaidez
Canción Banda del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Por siempre mi amor’ – Banda Sinaloense Ms de Sergio Lizárraga
Canción Norteña del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Simplemente gracias’ – Calibre 50
Canción Mariachi/Ranchera del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Nada nuevo’ – Christian Nodal

Mau y Ricky Renew Publishing Deal with Sony/ATV

Mau and Ricky Montaner’s music won’t be finding a new home…

The Venezuelan brothers, better known as Mau y Ricky, have renewed their publishing deal with Sony/ATV, according to Billboard.

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“We are happy to remain part of the Sony/ATV family where our songs have a house and are well maintained,” Mau and Ricky tell Billboard. “It’s been many years now. [President and CEO, Latin America and U.S. Latin] Jorge Mejia trusts in our talent and we trust him.”

The Latin Grammy-nominated duo,  sons of music icon Ricardo Montaner, officially joined Sony/ATV in 2014 and since then have been working with many stars including Thalia,Karol G,Sofia Reyes,Lali,Ednita Nazario and Miguel Bosé, to name a few.

On the Billboard charts, Mau and Ricky have also scored hits as songwriters, including Ricky Martin’s “Vente Pa’ Ca,” which debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplaychart in 2016, and “Sin Pijama” by Becky Gand Natti Natasha, which also topped that chart in 2018.

“They are part of our house, composers who are part of the company’s DNA and we trust them,” concludes Mejia.

Thalia Among the Artists Featured on Billboard’s Latin Divas Spotify List

Thalia will have you dancing this Hispanic Heritage Month…

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from September 15-October 15, Billboard has created a special Spotify playlist honoring the Latinas in music, including the 48-year-old Mexican singer.

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Billboard’s Latin Divasplaylist gathers the best songs from the best Latinas in music, including Thalia, Paulina RubioAnittaShakiraJennifer Lopez, Karol GNatti NatashaCamila CabelloBecky Gand more talented Latin female artists who are proud of their Hispanic heritage.

Check out the playlist below, and let us know who’s your favorite diva on the list:

Maluma to Make Acting Debut Opposite Jennifer Lopez in “Marry Me”

Malumais hitting the big screen…

The 25-year-old Colombian singer/rapper will make his acting debut in the Jennifer LopezOwen Wilson romantic comedy Marry Me.

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Returning to Universal Picturesafter its initial set-up at STX, the film is being directed by Kat Coiro.

Described as Notting Hill meets The ProposalMarry Me centers on a pop superstar (Lopez) who, moments before marrying her rock-star fiancé at Madison Square Garden, finds out he was cheating with her assistant and spontaneously melts down onstage and picks a random math teacher (Wilson) out of the crowd to marry instead. What starts as a goof ends up becoming an exploration of relationships, expectations and destiny. 

Maluma will play Lopez’s cheating fiancé. 

The film is based on a graphic novel by Bobby CrosbyJohn Rogersand Tami Sagheradapted the screenplay with a rewrite by Harper Dill.

Marry Me goes into production this October in New York.

Maluma is signed with Sony Music, and has a Latin Grammyand two Latin American Music Awards. He has collaborated with artists like ThalíaShakiraMadonnaand Ricky Martin. His songs “Chantaje” with Shakira and “Medellín” with Madonnahave reached the top of the Hot Latin Songschart.

Anitta to Perform at This Year’s Premio Lo Nuestro Awards Show

Anittais readying for a high-profile performance…

The 25-year-old Brazilian singer, a four-time nominee in 2019, is set to perform at this year’s Premio Lo Nuestro awards show.

Anitta

The “Veneno” singer and New Artist of the Yearcontender joins a roster of new additions that includes JBalvinYandelJuanesManáPepe AguilarJoss FavelaNacho, and Zion y Lennox.

Anitta previously took the stage alongside J Balvin at least year’s how, giving a sizzling performance of their hit collaboration “Downtown.”

Marc AnthonyDaddy YankeeNatti NatashaAnuel AA and OzunaThaliaLele PonsFuegoPrince RoyceFarrukoPiso 21IntocableDe La Ghetto, Pedro CapóReikChristian NodalLali and Silvestre Dangondare also confirmed to perform at the annual ceremony.

The awards will be hosted by Maite PerroniAlejandra Espinoza and salsa singer, Victor Manuelle.

The 31st edition of Premio Lo Nuestro will air on Univisionon Thursday, February 21, live from American Airlines Arenain Miami starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Thalia Releases Video for “Lindo Pero Bruto,” Featuring Lali

Thaliais livin’ in a Barbieworld…

The 47-year-old Mexican singer has released the video for “Lindo Pero Bruto,” her latest single featuring Lali.

Thalia & Lali

Directed by Daniel Duran, Thalia and the 27-year-old Argentine singer give life to a Barbie-inspired world filled with several neon colors, sweet treats, and dolls.

“Lindo Pero Bruto” is a song dedicated to men who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk, don’t offer much, or are only good for one thing.

Thalia’s “Valiente” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums Chart

It’s Lucky No. 7 for Thalia

The 47-year-old Mexican singer’s latest album Valiente debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart.

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Thalia’s 14th studio album, Valiente, released via Sony Music Latin on November 9, starts with a little over 2,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending November 15. Of that sum, 2,000 were in traditional album sales, while the remaining can be attributed to streaming equivalent album units and track equivalent album units.

Valiente is Thalia’s seventh chart leader and her first in more than two years. She’s now tied with Shakira for the most No. 1s on the Latin Pop Albums chart among women.

Thalia last reigned atop the tally with Latina (May 28, 2016), which led for two consecutive weeks.

The set has yielded one charting title on the Hot Latin Songs tally, which blends airplay, digital sales, and streaming activity: “No Me Acuerdo” with Natti Natasha ranked in the top 20 for ten weeks (No. 14 peak, September 22).

Concurrently, Valiente debuts at No. 7 on the Top Latin Albums and No. 1 on the Latin Album Sales charts.

 

Thalia Releases New Single “Me Oyen, Me Escuchan” Based on Her Recent Facebook Live Hit Phrase

Thalia is making viral music…

No one would have thought that a regular Facebook Live session would spark a viral sensation to the point that it’s become a song. But that’s the case for the 47-year-old Mexican singer, who has released her new single “Me Oyen, Me Escuchan.

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Thalia has become the latest hit on the Internet thanks to a live video she did on Facebook thanking her fans for helping “No Me Acuerdo” reach 200 million views on YouTube.

During the video, Thalia, wearing a pink-fringed bodysuit and gold hoops, asks her fans in Spanish: “Are you there, my loves? Can you hear me? Can you feel me?”

Her phrase became an immediate hit on social media, sparking the #ThaliaChallenge. In the midst of the phenomenon, a musician named Chuy Nuñezturned the video into a catchy pop song, which is being released as Thalia’s newest single.

“Me Oyen, Me Escuchan,” was released on Friday, August 31 on all digital platforms under Sony Music Latin.

Thalia Rules Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videos Chart in June 2018

Thalia is the Facebook Live Queen…

The 46-year-old Mexican singer rules Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videos chart for June 2018 thanks to a video in which she celebrated hitting 50 million YouTube views on her music video for “No Me Acuerdo.”

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The chart, whose latest edition recaps June 2018 activity, is a monthly look at the widest-reaching and most-reacted-to videos posted by musicians on Facebook Live, as tracked by media analytics company Shareablee. Rankings are determined by a formula that blends reactions, comments, shares and first-seven-days views.

The June 21 video thanked fans for helping “No Me Acuerdo,” Thalia’s song with Natti Natasha, reach 50 million views following its June 1 release on YouTube. The clip has since reached nearly 170 million global views as of July 25.

Thalia’s thank-you video leads June’s chart in two metrics: reactions and comments. It received 66,000 reactions and 25,000 comments, according to Shareablee, as well as 3,000 shares and 811,000 views in its first seven days.

Thalia Releasing New Single “No Me Acuerdo,” Featuring Natti Natasha

Thalía is returning to the scene with new music…

Two years after releasing her album Latina, the 46-year-old Mexican singer/actress is getting ready to release her latest track called, “No Me Acuerdo,” featuring Natti Natasha.

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The forthcoming single and music video, slated to premiere on Friday, fuses the best of both worlds: Thalía’s distinctive pop sound with Natti’s catchy reggaeton vibe.

“No Me Acuerdo” tells the story of a woman who goes out partying and, the next morning, can’t remember what she did the night before. Her boyfriend accuses her of fooling around, but she says, “I can’t remember, so it didn’t happen.”

Thalia & Natti Natasha

“The song is very relatable,” says Thalia. “There’s no one, I believe, who hasn’t had a blackout. We’ve all been through it.”

The lyrics, she says, carry an empowering message for women. “This song is a form of embracing yourself, respecting yourself, and not letting anyone make you feel bad for what you did or didn’t do.”

“The moment I heard the song I couldn’t believe it,” she continued. “I went inside my home studio and recorded it. The more I heard it when it was finished, the more I was convinced that I had to record it with a strong woman who says things as they are, and the only person who came to mind was Natti.”