Natalia LaFourcade Among the Top Winners at This Year’s Latin Grammys

Natalia LaFourcade has her hands full…

The 36-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter proved to be one of the night’s big winners at the Latin Grammys awards show, taking home three prizes, including one of the top awards.

Natalia Lafourcade

LaFourcade, a Grammy and Latin Grammy darling, was nevertheless a surprise winner in the Album of the Year category with her Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1, a collection of songs dedicated to Mexico and arranged in traditional style.

LaFourcade also won best regional song for “Mi Religión” and best alternative song for “En Cantos,” alongside Ile and co-written with Ismael Cancel.

LaFourcade now raises her total of Latin Grammy wins to 14 after winning in every category she was nominated this year.

But she wasn’t the only top winner of the night…

Rosalía also took home three awards.

The 27-year-old Spanish singer won those awards due to two collaborations. “Yo x Ti Tu x Mi,” with Puerto Rican star Ozuna, won best urban fusion performance and best urban song, leading also to two Latin Grammy wins for Ozuna and one for Rosalía’s collaborator, El Guincho. And “TKN,” her collaboration with Travis Scott, won best short form video (directed by Nicolás Méndez, aka CANADA). She’s now an 8-time Latin Grammy winner.

Carlos Vives also claimed three awards.

The 59-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter’s “Canción para Rubén,” alongside Ruben Blades, won best tropical song while his album Cumbiana won best contemporary/tropical fusion album and the documentary El Mundo Perdido de Cumbiana won best long form video.

J Balvin, the top nominee of the evening, won the very competitive best urban album category for Colores, while Bad Bunny’s provocative “Yo Perreo Sola” won best reggaeton performance. The new category was one of the nods the Latin Recording Academy made this year toward appeasing a contingent of urban artists who felt neglected by the Latin Grammys.

The coveted record of the year award went to Alejandro Sanz’s “Contigo,” while song of the year went to Residente for his biographical beauty “René.”

In a surprise win, Mike Bahía took home the best new artist award, beating out some heavy competition, including Anuel AA, Nicky Nicole, Rauw Alejandro and Nathy Peluso.

“No, I didn’t expect this award,” he said backstage. “I’ve had beautiful career moments where awards, let’s say, haven’t really been with me. I didn’t think this would be the exception. But things happen for a reason, and I want to thank my colleagues for validating my work.”

Here’s the full winners list:

GENERAL FIELD:

Record Of The Year: “Contigo” — Alejandro Sanz
Album Of The Year: Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1 — Natalia Lafourcade
Song Of The Year: “René” — Residente, songwriter (Residente)
Best New Artist:
Mike Bahía
Best Pop Vocal Album
: Pausa — Ricky Martin
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Compadres – Andrés Cepeda & Fonseca
Best Pop Song: “TuTu” – Camilo, Jon Leone & Richi López, songwriters (Camilo & Pedro Capó)
Best Urban Fusion/Performance: “Yo x Ti Tu x Mi” – Rosalía & Ozuna
Best Reggaeton Performance: “Yo Perreo Sola” — Bad Bunny
Best Urban Music Album:
Colores – J Balvin
Best Rap/Hip Hop Song:
“Antes Que El Mundo Se Acabe” – Residente, songwriter (Residente)
Best Urban Song: “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” – Pablo Diaz-Reixa “El Guincho”, Ozuna & Rosalía, songwriters (Rosalía & Ozuna)
Best Rock Album: “Dónde Jugarán Lxs Niñxs? – Molotov
Best Rock Song: “Biutiful” – Mon Laferte, songwriter (Mon Laferte)
Best Pop/Rock Album:
La Conquista del Espacio – Fito Paez
Best Pop/Rock Song: “La Canción de las Bestias” – Fito Páez, songwriter (Fito Páez)
Best Alternative Music Album: Sobrevolando – Cultura Profética
Best Alternative Song: “En Cantos” – Ismael Cancel, Ile & Natalia Lafourcade, songwriters (Ile & Natalia Lafourcade)
Best Salsa Album: 40 – Grupo Niche
Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album: Sigo Cantando Al Amor (Deluxe) – Jorge Celedón & Sergio Luis Rodríguez
Best Merengue/Bachata Album: Ahora – Eddy Herrera &
Larimar – Daniel Santacruz (Tie)
Best Traditional Tropical Album: Ícono – Orquesta Aragón
Best Contemporary/Tropical Fusion Album: Cumbiana — Carlos Vives
Best Tropical Song: “Canción Para Rubén” – Rubén Blades & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives & Rubén Blades)
Best Singer-Songwriter Album:
Mesa Para Dos – Kany García
Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album: Hecho en México — Alejandro Fernández Best Banda Album: Playlist – Chiquis
Best Tejano Album: Live In México – La Mafia
Best Norteño Album
: Los Tigres del Norte At Folsom Prison – Los Tigres del Norte
Best Regional Song: “Mi Religión” – Natalia Lafourcade, songwriter (Natalia Lafourcade)
Best Instrumental Album: Terra – Daniel Minimalia
Best Folk Album: A Capella – Susana Baca
Best Tango Album: Fuelle y Cuerda – Gustavo Casenave
Best Flamenco Album: Flamenco Son Fronteras – Antonio Rey
Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album:
Puertos: Music from International Waters – Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra
Best Christian Album (Spanish Language): Soldados – Alex Campos
Best Portuguese Language Christian Album: Reino – Aline Barros
Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album: Apká! – Céu —
Best Portuguese Language Rock or Alternative Album: Amarelo – Emicida Best Samba/Pagode Album: Samba Jazz De Raiz, Claudio Jorge 70 – Cláudio Jorge
Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album: Belo Horizonte – Toninho Horta & Orquestra Fantasma
Best Sertaneja Music Album: Origens [Ao Vivo Em Sete Lagoas, Brazil / 2019] – Paula Fernandes
Best Portuguese Language Roots Album: Veia Nordestina – Mariana Aydar — Best Portuguese Language Song: “Abricó-De-Macaco” — Francisco Bosco & João Bosco, songwriters (João Bosco)
Best Latin Children’s Album: Canta y Juega – Tina Kids
Best Classical Album: Eternal Gratitude – Paulina Leisring & Domingo Pagliuca; Samuel Pilafian, album producer
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
: “Sacre” – Carlos Fernando López & José Valentino, composers (Carlos Fernando López)
Best Arrangement: “La Flor de la Canela” – Lorenzo Ferrero, arranger (Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra)
Best Recording Package: Soy Puro Teatro – Homenaje a La Lupe – Pedro Fajardo, art director (Mariaca Semprún)
Best Engineered Album: 3:33 – Daniel Bitrán Arizpe, Daniel Dávila, Justin Moshkevich, George Noriega, Erick Roman, Paul Rubinstein & JC Vertti, engineers; Miles Comaskey, Najeeb Jones & Tony Maserati, mixers; Dale Becker, mastering engineer (Debi Nova)
Producer of the Year: Andrés Torres, Mauricio Rengifo
Best Short Form Music Video: “TKN” – Rosalía & Travis Scott / Nicolás Méndez aka CANADA, video director; Oscar Romagosa & Laura Serra Estorch, video producers
Best Long Form Music Video:
El Mundo Perdido de Cumbiana – Carlos Vives / Carlos Felipe Montoya, video director; Isabel Cristina Vásquez, video producer

Rosalia to Perform During Rihanna’s “Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 2” on Amazon Prime Video

Rosalía is hittin’ the runway…

The 27-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter is set to take part in the second edition of Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty brand fashion show.

Rosalia ELLE Summer 2020

Rihanna asked her nearly 99 million Twitter followers, “Who ready?” when she revealed the official teaser for Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 2, which will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, October 2.

Rosalia has joined a roster of musical artists that includes Travis Scott, Bad BunnyElla MaiMiguelMustard and Roddy Ricch, who will all take the runway to perform during the fall 2020 collection runway show.

The show will also feature LizzoBig SeanNormaniWillow Smith, Rico Nasty, Christian Combs, Bella Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Demi Moore, Irina Shayk, Laura Harrier, Paloma Elsesser, Paris Hilton and many more.

 

The Navy can shop from the new lingerie collection at Savage X Fenty and on Amazon Fashion.

Sky Rompiendo Signs Exclusive Multi-Year Worldwide Deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Sky Rompiendo is switching alliances…

Sony/ATV Music Publishing entered an exclusive multi-year worldwide publishing agreement with the Colombian producer and songwriter.

Sky Rompiendo

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 RosalíaManuel Turizo and Nicky Jam, among others. 

Most recently, the chart-topping producer co-produced Rosalía and Travis Scott‘s “TKN,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated June 13.

Rosalía Makes First Chart Visit on Billboard Hot 100 with Travis Scott Collaboration, “TKN”

It’s a special first for Rosalía

The 26-year-old Grammy-winning Spanish singer has notched her first chart visit on the Billboard Hot 100, as her Travis Scott collaboration “TKN” arrives at No. 66 on the all-genre chart dated June 13.

Rosalia

Additionally, Rosalia and Scott’s new single debuts at No. 2 on the Hot Latin Songs chart.

The dembow-infused tune with a trap beat was co-produced by both acts with El GuinchoSky RompiendoTainy and Teo Halm. It was released May 28 via Columbia Records.

“TKN” lands on both charts mostly on the strength of streaming activity. The bilingual track collected 7.3 million U.S. clicks in the week ending June 4, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, which yields a No. 1 debut on the Latin Streaming Songs chart.

“TKN” also registered 5,000 downloads in the week ending May 4, and debuts at No. 1 on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart. It’s the second No. 1 for Rosalia on that list, and first for Scott.

“TKN” marks the highest charting title for Rosalia on Hot Latin Songs. She previously ranked as high as No. 12 with “Yo X Ti, Tú x Mi” with Ozuna (January 11-dated tally), and with her first chart entry, “Con Altura” with J Balvin and El Guincho (chart dated June 29, 2019). 

“TKN” is the pair’s second team-up. Their first collaboration arrived through the remix of Scott’s Hot 100 No. 1 “Highest in the Room,” which also features Lil Baby.

Rosalía Releases Travis Scott-Collaboration “TKN”

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.” 

Rosalia ELLE Summer 2020

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.

While currently quarantined in Miami, Rosalía has been working on the follow-up to her Grammy-winning album, 2018’s El Mal Querer.The song with Scott, however, has been in the works for more than a year. 

“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.

Rosalia Reveals Second Upcoming Collaboration with Travis Scott, “TKN”

Rosalia’s reuniting with Travis Scott

The 26-year-old Spanish singer will join voices with Scott for a second collaboration.

Rosalia

Rosalia announced the new collaboration via a social media post shared Monday, May 25 with the caption “It’s coming TKN.”

Rosalia didn’t reveal many details about the song, including when it will be released or what it will sound like. But in a previous interview with Apple Music, the “Con Altura” singer said that she initially planned to release a “super aggressive” club song with the rapper, but “didn’t feel like it was right to release, and I didn’t feel like it was connected with what was going on in the world at that moment.”

“TKN” follows Rosalía’s feature on Scott’s “Highest in the Roomremix released in December, which also featured Lil Baby.

The upcoming collaboration also won’t be the first time she releases new music while sheltering in place in Miami. 

In March, Rosalía released “Dolerme,” an urban-infused alternative rock song about changing for someone who’s not worth it.

Selena Gomez’s “Lose You to Love Me” Sees Big Sales Increase After American Music Awards Performance

Selena Gomez’s story of loss is winning…

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress’ chart-topping single “Lose You to Love Me” saw a big sales spike after Gomez performed the track at the American Music Awards.

Selena Gomez

The single, Gomez’s first-ever chart-topper, saw sales of 8,000 following her perforamnce; up 55% versus 5,000, according to initial reports by Nielsen Music.

Collectively, the songs performed on the November ABC television broadcast garnered a 108% gain in sales of digital downloads on November 24-26, as compared to the three days prior to the show (November 21-23). In total, the performed songs sold 84,000 on November 24-26 versus 40,000 on November 21-23.In addition to Gomez, notable gainers included Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” (5,000; up 79% versus 3,000), Post Malone’s “Take What You Want,” featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott (10,000 sold on November 24-26; up 220% as compared to 3,000 sold November 21-23) and Taylor Swift’s “Lover” (10,000; up 69% versus 6,000. 

Christina Aguilera to Perform New Song “Fall on Me” at the American Music Awards

Christina Aguilera is ready to introduce new music to the world…

The half-Ecuadorian American singer is set to perform at the 2019 American Music Awards.

Christina Aguilera

Aguilera and A Great Big World, who first collaborated together in 2013, the same year they performed “Say Something” at the American Music Awards, will premiere a new vocal collaboration at this year’s awards show.   

The single is called “Fall on Me,” and will be released on Friday, just days before Aguilera and A Great Big World perform it live at the show.

Aguilera and A Great Big World join a roster of new additions to the performers list that includes Post Malone featuring Ozzy OsbourneTravis Scott and Watt and Green Day.

Malone, joined by Osbourne, Scott and Watt, will also perform their new single live on television.

Green Day, meanwhile, will celebrate 25 years since releasing their 1994 album, Dookie, with a performance of “Basket Case” and their latest hit, “Father of All…

The additions to the lineup join previously announced performers the Jonas BrothersCamila CabelloBillie EilishSelena GomezLizzoDua LipaKesha feat. Big FreediaShania Twain and Thomas Rhett, as well as Artist of the Decaderecipient Taylor Swift.

The 2019 American Music Awards, hosted by Ciara, will air live from the Microsoft Theaterin Los Angeles on November 24 at 8:00 pm ET on ABC. Voting is open until November 20.

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Rosalia Shares Photo with Potential Collaborator Travis Scott

Is Rosalíapreparing for a high-profile collaboration?

The 25-year-old Spanish flamenco-fusion singer and songwriter has posted a photo with Travis Scott on her social media accounts, with two shiny star emojis as the caption. 

Rosalia & Travis Scott

The post has left the world wondering if the two singers will be joining voices soon.

Billboardeven reached out to Rosalía’s team, but a representative said that they didn’t have any further comment.

This year, Rosalía has worked with mutliple English-speaking artists, including Billie Eilish and, most recently, on James Blake’s “Barefoot in the Park.”

Cardi B to Serve as the Opening Act for This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards

Cardi B is ready to set the bar at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rapper will serve as the opening act for this year’s ceremony.

Cardi B

Cardi B’s decision to hit the stage comes a month after the “Bodak Yellow” singer pulled out of Bruno Mars‘ 24K Magic World Tour to focus on motherhood.

“I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically,” she wrote on Instagram. “I also thought that I’d be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing. Not only am I just not ready physically, I’m not ready to leave my baby behind since the doctors explained it’s not healthy for her to be on the road,” she said.

Cardi B, who, along with The Carters, leads the pack of MTV VMAs nominees with 10 nominations.

Along with Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Travis ScottPost Malone, Logic, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes and this year’s Michael Jackson Vanguard recipient Jennifer Lopez will grace the stage too.

The MTV Video Music Awards will take place on Monday at New York’s Radio City Music Hall at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.