Bad Bunny Wins Big at the First-Ever Spotify Awards

Bad Bunny is the Spotify king in Mexico…

The first-ever Spotify Awards were celebrated this week in Mexico City, with the 25-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer topping the list of winners with seven awards.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunnyscored big wins in the top categories including Spotify Artist of the YearMost Listened to Artistand Most-Streamed Male Artist.

Karol Gpicked up four awards, making her the top Latina winner of the night.

Among her wins, the 29-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer picked up the awards for Most-Streamed Female Artist andMost Streamed Female Urban Pop Artist.

Other winners include J BalvinDanna PaolaHa*ashShakiraand Luis Miguel.  

According to Spotify, the winners are based 100 percent on the user-generated data or the patterns and listening habits of Spotify users in Mexico.

The ceremony included standout performances by J Balvin and the Black Eyed Peaswho sang their crossover hit “Ritmo,” Karol G, who performed “Tusa,” and Los Ángeles Azuleswho took the stage to sing classic cumbiasongs with artists like BelindaHoracio Palenciaand Lalo Ebratt.

Listen to the best of the winners with the Spotify Awards Playlist.

Here are some of the night’s winners:

Spotify Artist of the Year: Bad Bunny
Most frequent artist: Sinaloense MS Band by Sergio Lizárraga
Most listened artist: Bad Bunny
Most added artist to playlist: Bad Bunny
Most popular KPOP artist: BTS
Artist with the largest increase in fans: Danna Paola
Contemporary Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons
Most shared artist: J Balvin
Most listened to Mexican artist in Mexico: Luis Miguel
Radar artist: Tones And I
Most popular Pop Artist: Ha*Ash
Most listened artist: Karol G
Most listened to Mexican artist in the World: Reik
Most popular EDM artist: Rita Ora
Most popular Mariachi artist: Pepe Aguilar
Most popular Urban Pop Artist: Maluma
Most listened song: Calma Remix by Pedro Capó and Farruko
Artist most listened to by users aged 13 to 17: Billie Ellish
Artist most listened to by users aged 13 to 17: Bad Bunny
Artist most listened to by users aged 19 to 29: Karol G
Artist most listened to by users aged 19 to 29: Bad Bunny
Artist most listened to by users aged 30 to 44: Shakira
Artist most listened to by users aged 30 to 44: Luis Miguel

Karol G Makes Late-Night Debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” with “Tusa” Performance

Karol Gis ready to take American by storm…

The 28-year-old Colombian singer officially made her late-night television debut last Friday night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Karol G

After announcing her career milestone and documenting the journey on her Instagram stories, Karol G took the stage, delighting the audience with a performance of her recent chart-topping single “Tusa,” featuring Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj didn’t appear on the show, but that didn’t stop Karol G from delivering a knock-out performance with her all-purple outfit, dancers, and set. She also busted a move or two, showing potentional new fans what she’s all about.

After her performance, Fallon rushed on stage to greet Karol G and promote her song. 

“Omg!” Karol G expressed. “Mom, I’m onJimmy Fallon!” 

On Instagram, she later thanked Fallon for the opportunity and “celebrating that my music is breaking language and cultural barriers.”

“Tusa” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart dated November 23. It’s the first song by a female Latin act to debut at No. 1 in three years since Shakira’s “Chantaje” featuring Maluma opened at No. 1 on chart dated November 19, 2016.

Karol G to Make Late-Night Television Debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Karol Gis preparing for her late night television debut…

After ending 2019 with her latest single “Tusa,” featuring Nicki Minaj, reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songschart, the 28-year-old Colombian singer is ready for her first late-night performance this Friday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Karol G

Karol G confirmed the news after posting two images on her Instagram account. The first post shows the flyer announcing that she’ll perform “Tusa” and the second is a photo in the green room enjoying a delicious hamburger with fries. “Ready for a late nite session,” she wrote.

“Tusa” became the first song to debut at No. 1 in 2019, and the first song by a female act in a lead role to bow at No. 1 since 2016, when Shakira’s “Chantaje,” featuring Maluma, bowed atop the list. It’s also the first title by two women in a lead role to open atop the chart since its inception in 1986.

Karol G Shares Piano Version of Her Hit Single “Tusa”

Karol Gis slowing things down…

The 28-year-old Colombian urban singer has given her Instagramfollowers a new version of her hit single “Tusa.” 

Karol G

Karol G reunited with her longtime friend and producer, Ovy on the Drums, to record a piano version of her hit.

“Tusa” is Karol G’s latest single in collaboration with rap superstar Nicki Minaj, which became the first song to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart in 2019.

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Karol G Makes History as “Tusa” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart

Karol Gis racing to the top in historic fashion…

The 28-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer and songwriter’s collaboration with Nicki Minaj, “Tusa,”debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart dated November 23. 

Karol G, Tusa, Nicki Minaj

The chart ranks the most popular Latin songs of the week, blending airplay, streaming and digital sales data.

“Tusa” becomes the first song to debut at No. 1 in 2019, and the first song by a female act in a lead role to bow at No. 1 since 2016, when Shakira’s “Chantaje,” featuring Maluma, bowed atop the list. It’s also the first title by two women in a lead role to open atop the chart since its inception in 1986.

“One of my biggest personal challenges was exceeding my expectations and those of my fans, following the release of Ocean,” Karol G tells Billboard. “I couldn’t be happier today seeing that “Tusa” debuts at No. 1 in the U.S. after only one week of its release. I’m especially grateful to Nicki Minaj, to my team for keeping the dream alive, and for continuing in this journey — and to my fans who make all of this a reality.”

In addition to Shakira, Karol G and Minaj, only two other songs with women on a lead role have debuted at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs: Rocio Durcalwith “La Guirnalda” in September of 1986 and Gloria Estefanwith “Hotel Nacional” in January of 2012. 

Meanwhile, two other titles with female acts in featuredroles have bowed atop the tally: “Mi Verdad” by Mana featuring Shakira (February 2015) and “Taki Taki” by DJ Snake, featuring Selena GomezOzuna and Cardi B(October 2018).

“Tusa” gives Karol G her third No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs. Her first leader arrived over a year ago through another collaboration: Pitbull’s “Dame Tu Cosita,” with El Chombo, featuring Cutty Ranks(May 2018).

“Tusa,” Colombian slang for heartbreak, was released on November 7 in conjunction with the song’s music video and was produced by Ovy on the Drumsand written by him, Karol G, Minaj and Keytin. It soars to No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs mainly on the strength of streaming activity and digital sales.

The song logged 9.5 million U.S. streams in its first week (ending November 14), according to Nielsen Music and bows at No. 1 on the Latin Streaming Song chart. It’s just the second song to debut at No. 1 on the list in 2019, following “China,” the former nine-week ruler, where Karol G also takes a lead role alongside Anuel AADaddy YankeeOzuna and J Balvin.

“Tusa” concurrently starts at No. 78 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100chart, becoming Karol G’s fourth chart entry.

The song was presented for the first time during the 2019 Latin Grammyweek, as part of a Google Pixel 4motion sense experiment alongside DJ Feloat The Palms, on November 14.

Karol G Releases Pinktastic New Video for Nicki Minaj Collaboration, “Tusa”

Karol Gis Queen-ing out…

The 28-year-old Colombian singer, one of the most in-demand collaborators in the Latin pop world,has joined voices with Nicki Minaj on “Tusa,” and the catchy single’s video.

Karol G, Tusa, Nicki Minaj

The song’s title hails from a Colombian slang term for the heartache one experiences after a breakup. But, Karol G and Minaj don’t sweat it — in both English and Spanish, instead they party away the pain. 

“Se cansó de ser buena/Ahora es ella quien los usa,” sings Karol G. 

Colombian producer Ovy on the Drums accents the swaggering reggaeton track with a crisp sample of a classical string quartet. The song’s pomp is matched by the luxe, Rococo feel of the video, directed by Mike Ho; together the divas revel in diamonds, feathers and miles of pink satin. 

“Pero hice todo este llanto por nada/Ahora soy una chica mala,” sings Minaj in Spanish.

The track came together after Karol G and Minaj  began messaging privately on Instagram, then swapped a few demos. It was Karol G’s idea for “Tusa” that finally won Minaj’s approval. 

“[The collaboration] came into my life unexpectedly and I wanted to keep it like that for my fans,” said Karol G in a press statement. “The collaboration and the song means more to me than I can put into words. I hope everyone enjoys ‘Tusa’ as much as Nicki and I did creating it!”

Karol G has previously collaborated with PitbullJessie Reyez, Damian Marley and Nicky Jam, among others.