Bad Bunny Featured in YouTube Music’s “Artist Spotlight Stories” Series

Bad Bunny’s in the spotlight

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer, who recently made history with his appearance on the cover of Playboy, will be part of YouTube Music’s “Artist Spotlight Stories” series.

Bad Bunny

“Sometimes I feel I attract everything with my mind,” Bad Bunny expressed in a one-minute trailer posted on his YouTube channel. “I think a lot of people, if not everyone, can do the same. But not everyone knows that.”

Bad Bunny’s short documentary will share his road to success from the beginning of his career to his chart-topping YHLQMDLG album.

“I try never to limit myself, at least not me and when someone tries to do so, I try to push them to the limit, as far as I can,” he added in the trailer.

Bad Bunny’s Artist Spotlight Story will premiere on Wednesday, July 22 on YouTube Music.

He now joins OzunaJ BalvinBillie EilishShawn Mendes, and other artists who’ve been featured as part of the intimate series.

Natanael Cano Named to YouTube Music’s Foundry Class of 2020

Natanael Cano is the head of the class…

YouTube Music has announced its first foundry class of 2020, highlighting 12 emerging artists who are creating a buzz in the music scene, including the 19-year-old Mexican corridos singer.

Natanael Cano

Foundry is YouTube’s global artist development program that “helps independent artists use music and storytelling to engage fans across borders and build careers with a vision they uniquely define on their own.”

In addition to Cano, a trailblazer in the Mexican corridos genre and beyond, this year’s inaugural class includes Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Adam Melchor, Puerto Rican trap star Eladio Carrion, Brooklyn-based multifaceted artist Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Birmingham grime artist and actor Jaykae, Glasgow R&B singer Joesef, Japanese indie-rock band Novelbright, Sydney pop-rock brothers Lime Cordiale, Mumbai DJ/producer duo Lost Stories, Korean-American multitalented REI AMI, Nigerian singer and producer Tems and avant-garde French pop-rap artist TESSÆ.

Since its inception in 2015, the YouTube program has helped over 120 rising acts in more than 13 countries, providing them with marketing, promotion, and development support and tools to help set them up for long-term success.

“YouTube is a platform that thrives on discovery and at its core, that is what Foundry is all about. We are so proud to bring this diverse group of artists together to help share their music and creative visions with new fans from around the world,” said Vivien Lewit, YouTube’s Global Head of Artist Relations in a statement.

Naomi Zeichner, YouTube Artist Partnerships Lead added: “This year, we’re all navigating a new industry, and the artists in this Foundry class are finding new ways to create content and stay connected. These artist’s journeys are a snapshot of today’s music landscape, and worth watching for anyone interested in the future of music and culture. We’re grateful to support them as they grow and build lasting relationships with their fans.”

The inaugural class of 2020 joins previous Foundry alumni like Dua LipaRosaliaCuco,Omar Apollo and Arlo Parks, to name a few.

Rosalia to Receive the Rising Star Award at Billboard’s Women in Music Event

There’s no denying Rosalia’s status as a rising star…

With Billboard‘s 14th annual Women in Music event just weeks away, the 26-year-old Spanish singer/songwriter, a big Latin Grammy winner this year, among the artists being celebrated for their contributions to female empowerment.

Rosalia

Rosalía, nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy this year, will receive the Rising Star Award after changing the sound of today’s mainstream music with her fresh flamenco-influenced pop.

She joins newly announced honorees Alicia Keys, who will receive the Impact Award, and Megan Thee Stallion, this year’s Powerhouse Award honoree.

“Women in Music is a celebration of artists and executives who are changing the world through their work. We are excited to honor Alicia Keys, Rosalía and Megan thee Stallion, whose singular visions and voices are shifting our culture while inspiring fans to stay true to themselves,” said Hannah KarpBillboard’s editorial director.

The trio will join previously announced honorees Taylor SwiftBillie Eilish, Alanis Morissette,Nicki Minaj, Brandi Carlile and Roc Nation chief operating officer Desiree Perezat the 2019 Women in Music event, presented by YouTube Musicand hosted by last year’s Rising Star honoree Hayley Kiyoko.

The event and red carpet pre-show will stream live from the Hollywood Palladium on December 12 at YouTube.com/Billboard starting at 9 p.m. ET.

J Balvin Stars in Google Pixel 3 & YouTube Music’s New Spanish-Language Campaign

J Balvin is the Pix(el) of the litter…

The 33-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer has partnered with Google Pixel 3 and YouTube Music for a new Spanish-language ad campaign.

J Balvin

It’s the first Spanish-language campaign, as well as the first to feature a Latin artist, for Google Pixel 3 and YouTube Music.

J Balvin is headlining the campaign, which was developed to celebrate Latin artists and their impact on global culture.

J Balvin

The ad depicts a day in the life of J Balvin as he uses his Google Pixel 3 to capture life’s extraordinary moments around his neighborhood and while he listens to YouTube Music for the perfect soundtrack.

The ad, shot in both Spanish and English, made its television debut during the Latin Grammys telecast.

The spot will run on Univision and other Spanish-language networks throughout the year.