Tainy Makes History on Billboard’s Latin Producers Chart

Make that 50 for Tainy

The 31-year-old Puerto Rican record producer and songwriter has earned his landmark 50th week at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Producers chart (dated October 10), remaining in charge due to five production credits on the latest Hot Latin Songs chart.

Tainy

Tainy (born Marco Masis) becomes the first artist to hit 50 weeks at No. 1 on any of Billboard‘s producers charts, dating to their launch in June 2019.

Here’s a recap of all five of Tainy’s production credits on Hot Latin Songs. On two, he also boasts artist billing, including his first No. 1 as an artist, “Un Dia (One Day)“:

Rank, Artist Billing, Title (producers in addition to Tainy)
No. 3, J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy, “Un Dia (One Day)”
No. 4, Ozuna x Karol G x Myke Towers, “Caramelo” (Yazid Rivera Lopez, Hi Flow, Alexis Gotay)
No. 10, Tainy x J Balvin, “Agua”
No. 19, Jhay Cortez & Bad Bunny, “Como Se Siente” (Ammunation)
No. 27, Rosalia & Travis Scott, “TKN” (Rosalia, El Guincho, DJ Nelson, Alejandro Armes, Sky Rompiendo)

Tainy has achieved three No. 1s on Hot Latin Songs as a producer: Wisin & Yandel‘s “Pam Pam” (one week, 2006); Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna and J Balvin‘s “China” (12 weeks, 2019); and “Un Dia (One Day)” (five weeks, this year).

Wisin Launches Own Record Label, La Base Music

Wisin is set to help new Latin artists… 

The 41-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton rapper, singer and record producer, one half of the Wisin & Yandel, has launched his own record label, La Base Music, in an effort to support up-and-coming Latin talent.

Wisin

Wisin says he was inspired to become a resource for young talent and help foster their careers following his stints as a coach on reality television shows La Voz and La Banda.

“There is so much talent out on the streets and there are artists who don’t have the tools to achieve great things or don’t have any direction in their career,” says Wisin. “It was just a matter of time for me to do something like this and I have been working on creating a top-level studio that can compete with any other studio around the world.”

Headquartered in Wisin’s native Puerto Rico, La Base Music launches with new signees Chris Andrew and Abdiel Larralde, who will soon release new music under the label.

“Our new artists have potential and the hunger to grow,” adds Wisin. “That’s the most important thing for us here at La Base. Attitude is everything. I’m looking for people who want to grow but also listen. We are here with the intention of making good music. And it’s not just new artists we are collaborating with. We actually just finished Ozuna‘salbum at La Base and we’re almost done with Wisin & Yandel’sforthcoming album.”

La Base Music’s resident engineer and award-winning producers include Hyde Quimico and Los Legendarios who have worked with Latin superstars like Daddy Yankee, Ozuna and Reik.

Although La Base Music will be distributed by The Orchard via WK RecordsWalter Kolm‘s recently-launched imprint (Kolm’s WK Entertainment manages Wisin), all artistic decisions will be taken independently.

“All the decisions and everything that has to do with our artists, I will be in charge of that,” Wisin explains.

Wisin says he doesn’t take this new venture lightly as it comes with great responsibility. “I’m grateful that life has given me the opportunity to become a resource for artists who maybe in three or four years will be great musicians. It’s very fulfilling and it makes me proud that I can still contribute to music in that way.

Ozuna Wins BMI Latin Awards’ Contemporary Latin Song of the Year for “Taki Taki”

Ozuna’s Taki Taki-ing the crown…

BMI has announced the winners of its 27th annual BMI Latin Awards, including the 28-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer’s “Taki Taki.” 

Ozuna

Ozuna’s smash hit collaboration with DJ SnakeSelena Gomez and Cardi B, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart, was named contemporary Latin Song of the Year. 

The winners were announced online after BMI canceled its March 31 awards ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other top winners include songwriter/producer Gaby Music, aka Juan Rivera Vazquez, who won contemporary Latin songwriter of the year for “Taki Taki,” sharing the honor with Ozuna, Dimelo Vi‘s Vicente Saavedra and Jorden “Pardison Fontaine” Thorpe.

Christian Nodal‘s “No Te Contaron Mal,” penned by Edgar Barrera, was named regional Mexican song of the year. The track spent 38 weeks atop Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs chart. 

The regional Mexican songwriter of the year award went to Geovani Cabrera for “A Través Del Vaso,” “El Lujo De Tenerte,” “Segunda Opción” and “Te Darán Ganas De Verme,” bringing his career total to 12 BMI Latin Awards.

The BMI Latin publisher of the year award, for the fifth year in a row, went to Sony/ATV Music Publishing with 16 of the most-performed songs, including “Taki Taki,” “Ambiente,” “Amigos Con Derechos,” among others.

“Music is more important than ever in times like these, and we are extremely proud to honor the Latin songwriters behind the year’s most-performed songs,” said Mike O’Neill, president and CEO of BMI. “From Regional Mexican to Contemporary Latin, the diversity and creativity of this genre are limitless, and we are thrilled to celebrate the artistry that goes into creating the best in Latin music today. We look forward to celebrating with everyone in person at next year’s ceremony.”

Wisin & Yandel, who were slated to receive BMI’s president’s award this year, will now be honored at the 2021 BMI Latin Awards.

Click here to see the complete list of winners.

Nio Garcia & Casper Magico Release “Te Boté” Remix Featuring Jennifer Lopez, Wisin & Yandel & Cosculluela

Nio Garcia and Casper Magico are throwing out an all-star remix…

The Puerto Rican singers have released a new all-star version of their hit single “Te Boté,” this time with Jennifer Lopez, Wisin & Yandel and Cosculluela.

Nio Garcia & Casper Magico

Titled “Te Bote 2,” the song is the new remix of their last version with OzunaNicky Jam and Bad Bunny.

The new version was released with a video led by superstar J.Lo, who kicks off the song.

During the summer, Garcia and Magico announced the new remix with Lopez and at that time they were working on the song.

Ozuna Wins Three Trophies at the Latin American Music Awards

Ozuna is the king of the night at the Latin American Music Awards

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer dominated the night, taking home three Latin AMAs trophies.

Ozuna

Ozuna was named favorite artist – urban, while his Odisea albumwas recognized for album of the year and favorite album – urban.

CNCO tied Ozuna in the total prize count from Thursday night’s show, which broadcast live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Telemundo.

CNCO was named favorite duo or group, favorite artist – pop, and the Latino band took home the favorite album – pop for CNCO.

Bad Bunny won artist of the year and favorite song – urban for his collaboration on “Mayores” with Becky G, who also won as favorite artist – female.

Daddy Yankee was the recipient of the special Icon Awardand earned the award for favorite artist – male. Maluma was honored with the Extraordinary Evolution Award, and Sebastián Yatra won the fan-voted new artist of the year category.

The Latin American Music Awards were hosted by a group of women, including Aracely Arambula, Becky G, Gloria Trevi , Leslie Grace and Roselyn Sanchez.

The ceremony featured performances from Wisin & YandelTrevi, CNCO, Banda MS de Rene Camacho and many more.

Here’s the complete list of winners:`

Artista del Año / Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny

Nuevo Artista del Año / New Artist of the Year
Sebastián Yatra 

Sencillo del Año / Song of the Year
Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”

Álbum del Año / Album of the Year
Ozuna – Odisea

Artista Favorita – Femenina / Favorite Artist – Female
Becky G 

Artista Favorito – Masculino / Favorite Artist – Male
Daddy Yankee

Dúo o Grupo Favorito / Favorite Duo or Group
CNCO

Artista Favorito – Pop / Favorite Artist – Pop
CNCO 

Álbum Favorito – Pop / Favorite Album – Pop
CNCO – CNCO 

Canción Favorita – Pop / Favorite Song – Pop
Carlos Vives & Sebastián Yatra – “Robarte Un Beso 

Artista Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Artist – Regional Mexican
Christian Nodal

Álbum Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Album – Regional Mexican
Christian Nodal – Me Dejé Llevar 

Canción Favorita – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Song – Regional Mexican
Raymix – “Oye Mujer” 

Artista Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Artist – Urban
Ozuna 

Canción Favorita – Urbano / Favorite Song – Urban
Becky G feat. Bad Bunny – “Mayores”

Álbum Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Album – Urban
Ozuna – Odisea

Artista Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Artist – Tropical
Romeo Santos 

Canción Favorita – Tropical / Favorite Song – Tropical
Nacho – “Báilame” 

Álbum Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Album – Tropical
Victor Manuelle – 25/7

Artista Favorito – Crossover / Favorite Crossover Artist
Camila Cabello

Tour Favorito / Favorite Tour
Luis Miguel 

Video Favorito / Favorite Video
Anitta “Medicina”

Lele Pons to Perform at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Lele Pons is ready for one of the biggest performances of her career…

The 22-year-old Venezuelan-American singer, actress and internet personality is set to perform at this year’s Latin American Music Awards, which bring together the best of Latin pop, rock, Regional Mexican, tropical and urban music in one event.

Lele Pons

Pons, the host of La Voz… México, released her latest single “Celoso” earlier this year.

In addition to Pons, additional performers include AnittaFarrukoGloria Trevi, Joss FavelaLa Arrolladora Banda El Limon de Rene CamachoNachoWisin & Yandel and Zion & Lennox.

They will be joining Alvaro SolerBanda MSBecky GCardi BChristian NodalCNCOFlo RidaLeslie GraceLudacrisPitbullPrince Royce and Tini, who were previously announced on September 18.

Produced by Telemundo and Somos Productions, the 2018 Latin AMAs will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood at 8:00 pm ET on October 25 via Telemundo, with a simulcast on Spanish-language entertainment cable network Universo.

Victor Manuelle to Perform at the Los Dells Music, Art and Food Festival

Victor Manuelle is headed to the Midwest…

The 49-year-old Puerto Rican salsa singer is set to perform at the second annual Los Dells Music, Art and Food Festival.

Victor Manuelle

Manuelle is among the new wave of artists confirmed for the two-day music event that’s known as the largest Latin multi-genre music fest in the Midwest.

Other additions include Flo RidaEl TriZion & Lennox, El Haragan & CIAMau y Ricky, and Jesse Baez.

Organizers of the event also revealed that FarinaDescember BuenoJarina de Marco, Raquel Sofia, Gadiel,and Oscarcito will all perform at the Toyota Music Denat the festival.

They will be joining already-confirmed acts such as Karol G, Aterciopelados, Porter, Wisin & Yandel, Bad Bunny, Molotov, Chiquis Rivera and La Original Banda el Limon.

Los Dells Festival will take place over Labor Day Weekend on September 1-2 at Woodside Ranch in Madison, Wisconsin.

For additional festival details, visit LosDells.com.

Wisin to Serve as Coach on Telemundo’s “La Voz”

Wisin is ready to find and coach the next big Latin music voice…

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton superstar, whose real name is Juan Luis Morera Luna, has been confirmed as the third coach of Telemundo‘s La Voz, according to Billboard.

Wisin

In addition to being a singer, Wisin produces his own music, is part of the duo Wisin y Yandel and was also in charge of CNCO‘s first album, Primera Cita.

He has also co-produced forJenniferLopezChayanneOzuna and more.

“I’m more than ready to start this new adventure and have the challenge of finding that voice,” Wisin said in a statement.

Wisin now joins Luis Fonsi and Alejandra Guzman as coaches for the first season of the reality show, which is currently in the auditions phase.

La Voz will visit three more cities: Chicago (July 14), San Antonio (July 21) and Miami (July 28).

For more information, click here.

Wisin & Yandel to Reunite at Madison Square Garden Concert in June

Wisin & Yandel are reuniting… and it feels so good!

The Puerto Rican reggaeton duo has announced its first official concert in the United States since their hiatus.

Wisin & Yandel

After a temporary separation, Wisin & Yandel will perform a Madison Square Garden on June 8 and will celebrate their Puerto Rican heritage, since the concert takes place during the Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend in New York.

Recently, Wisin & Yandel announced they would reunite for a world tour and new music.

The news came after hinting on social media to a possible reunion, keeping fans on edge.

So far, the pair, have released two songs — “Como Antes” (Yandel featuring Wisin) and “Todo Comienza en la Disco” (Wisin featuring Yandel and Daddy Yankee) — both of which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart.

Ricky Martin’s “Fiebre” Reaches Top 10 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Songs Chart

Make that 37 hits for Ricky Martin

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has notched his 37th top 10 hit on Billboard’s Latin Pop Songs airplay chart, as his new single “Fiebre,” featuring Wisin & Yandel, lifts 15-9 in its third week on the list.

Ricky Martin

The track jumps 23 percent in spins at the format in the week ending March 11, according to Nielsen Music.

The song was released on February 23, following Martin’s live performance of the tune at the Dubai Jazz Festival.

Notably, out of Martin’s 48 charting titles on the Latin Pop Songs chart, 37 have reached the top 10. He continues to have the second-most top 10s in the tally’s 23-year history, trailing only Enrique Iglesias, with 41.

“Fiebre” is Martin’s first new entry on the chart since “Vente Pa’ Ca,” featuring Maluma, bowed on the list dated October 15, 2016. It peaked at No. 1 for two weeks (November 5-12).