Ozuna & Manuel Turizo’s “Vaina Loca” Enters YouTube’s Billion Views Club

The third year’s the charm for Ozuna and Manuel Turizo.

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican urbano singer and the 20-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer have entered YouTube’s Billion Views Club with their 2018 hit “Vaina Loca.”

Ozuna & Manuel Turizo

On Wednesday, the video platform announced that Ozuna and Turizo’s collaboration crossed the billion views mark almost three years after its launch.

This becomes Ozuna’s “ninth entry in the Billion Views Club as a lead, featured artist or collaborator — putting [him] one entry behind J Balvin,” highlights an official statement from YouTube.

“Vaina Loca,” released on June 28, 2018, is an uplifting reggaeton about a special girl, and forms part of Ozuna’s sophomore studio album Aura.

The song hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart dated October 6, 2018.

Bad Bunny Wins First Career Grammy for His Acclaimed Album “YHLQMDLG”

It’s a major first for Bad Bunny

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer/songwriter has won his first Grammy.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny, a five-time nominee since 2019, won the Best Latin Pop or Urban Album gramophone for his history-making album YHLQMDLG during the 63rd annual Grammy Awards.

But Bad Bunny isn’t the only first-time Grammy winner…

Kali Uchis picked up the Grammy for Best Dance Recording for the 26-year-old Colombian-American singer/songwriter’s collaborative single with Kaytranada, “10%.”

Fito Paez is also a first time winner…

The 58-year-old Argentine rock and roll pianist, lyricist, singer-songwriter and film director, a multiple Latin Grammy winner, took home Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album for La Conquista Del Espacio, beating out Bajofondo’s Aura and Lido Pimienta’s Miss Colombia .

Colombia’s most emblematic and symbolic salsa band Group Niche couldn’t miss out on the first-Grammy-win fun…

The group, which has been making music for decades, took home its first Grammy, winning in the best tropical album category for 40, an album that pays homage both to its anniversary and to its late founder, Jairo Varela, who died in 2012.

In the highly contested best regional Mexican music album category, the winner was Natalia Lafourcade for Un canto por México, Vol. 1, an homage to Mexican traditional sounds. Lafourcade had previously won a Grammy in the best Latin rock, urban or alternative category for Hasta la raíz in 2016.

There’s no question Arturo O’Farrill is a Grammy darling…

The 60-year-old Mexican jazz musician picked up his career fifth Grammy for Four Questions, his album with his The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Giancarlo Guerrero is celebrating another big win…

The 52-year-old Costa Rican, Nicaraguan-born music director of the Nashville Symphony and his musicians took home the award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Rouse: Symphony No. 5. It’s the sixth Grammy of his career.

Gustavo Dudamel has his second Grammy…

The 40-year-old Venezuelan conductor, who’d previously won a gramophone in 2012, won in the Best Orchestral Performance category for Ives: Complete Symphonies.

Make that 11 wins for Linda Ronstadt.

The 74-year-old retired half-Mexican American singer picked up the 11th Grammy of her career for Best Music Film for her acclaimed documentary The Sound of My Voice.

Here’s the list of all the winners:

Record of the Year: Billie Eilish, “Everything I Wanted”
Album of the Year: Taylor Swift, Folklore
Best R&B Performance: Beyoncé, “Black Parade”
Best Pop Vocal Album: Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
Best Rap Song: Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé, “Savage”
Song of the Year: H.E.R., “I Can’t Breathe”
Best Latin Pop or Urban Album: Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG
Best Melodic Rap Performance: Anderson .Paak, “Lockdown”
Best Pop Solo Performance: Harry Styles, “Watermelon Sugar”
Best Country Album: Miranda Lambert, Wildcard
Best New Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Andrew Watt
Best Country Song: The Highwomen, “Crowded Table”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
Best Country Solo Performance: Vince Gill, When My Amy Prays
Best Rock Album: The Strokes, The New Abnormal
Best Rock Song: Brittany Howard, “Stay High”
Best Metal Performance: Body Count, “Bum-Rush”
Best Rock Performance: Fiona Apple, “Shameika”
Best Rap Album: Nas, King’s Disease
Best Rap Performance: Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé, “Savage”
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: James Taylor, American Standard
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande, “Rain on Me”
Best R&B Album: John Legend, Bigger Love
Best Progressive R&B Album: Thundercat, It Is What It Is
Best R&B Song: Robert Glasper featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello, “Better Than I Imagined”
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Ledisi, “Anything for You”
Best Latin Jazz Album: Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Four Questions
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Maria Schneider Orchestra, Data Lords
Best Jazz Instrumental Album:  Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Brian Blade, Trilogy 2
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez, Secrets Are the Best Stories
Best improvised Jazz Solo: Chick Corea’s “All Blues”
Best Alternative Music Album: Fiona Apple, Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Best Musical Theatre Album: Original Broadway Cast, Jagged Little Pill
Best Comedy Album Winner: Tiffany Haddish, Black Mitzvah
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling: Rachel Maddow, Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, And The Richest, Most Destructive Industry On Earth
Best Children’s Music Album: Joanie Leeds, All the Ladies
Best Global Music Album: Burna Boy, Twice as Tall
Best Reggae Album: Toots and the Maytals, Got to Be Tough
Best Regional Roots Music Album: New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Atmosphere
Best Folk Album: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, All the Good Times
Best Contemporary Blues Album: Fantastic Negrito, Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?
Best Traditional Blues Album: Bobby Rush, Rawer Than Raw
Best Bluegrass Album: Billy Strings, Home
Best Americana Album: Sarah Jarosz, World on the Ground
Best American Roots Song: John Prine, “I Remember Everything”
Best American Roots Performance: John Prine, I Remember Everything
Best Song Written for Visual Media: Billie Eilish, “No Time to Die” (From No Time to Die)
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Various Artists, Jojo Rabbit
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony, Rouse: Symphony No. 5
Best Classical Compendium: Michael Tilson Thomas, Thomas, M.T.: From The Diary Of Anne Frank & Meditations On Rilke
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Sarah Brailey & Dashon Burton, Smyth: The Prison
Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Richard O’Neill, Theofanidis: Concerto For Viola And Chamber Orchestra
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Pacifica Quartet, Contemporary Voices
Best Choral Performance: JoAnn Falletta, James K. Bass & Adam Luebke, Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua
Best Opera Recording: David Robertson, Eric Owens & Angel Blue, Gershwin: Porgy And Bess
Best Orchestral Performance: Gustavo Dudamel, Ives: Complete Symphonies
Best Tropical Latin Album: Grupo Niche, 40
Best Regional Mexican Album (Including Tejano): Natalia Lafourcade, Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1
Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album: Fito Paez, La Conquista Del Espacio
Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost
Best Engineered Album, Classical: Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, ‘Babi Yar’
Best Remixed Recording: SAINt JHN, “Roses” (Imanbek Remix)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Beck, Hyperspace
Best Historical Album: Mister Rogers, It’s Such A Good Feeling: The Best Of Mister Rogers
Best Album Notes: The Replacements, Dead Man’s Pop
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Wilco, Ode to Joy
Best Recording PackageVols. 11 & 12 Desert Sessions
Best Roots Gospel Album: Fisk Jubilee Singers, Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary)
Best Gospel Album: PJ Morton, Gospel According To PJ
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Kanye West, Jesus Is King
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Zach Williams & Dolly Parton, “There Was Jesus”
Best Gospel Performance/Song: Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music, “Movin’ On”
Best New Age Album: Jim “Kimo” West, More Guitar Stories
Best Music Video: Beyoncé with Blue Ivy, and WizKiD, “Brown Skin Girl”
Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals: Jacob Collier with Rapsody, “He Won’t Hold You”
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: John Beasley, “Donna Lee”
Best Instrumental Composition: Maria Schneider, Sputnik
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Snarky Puppy, Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Kaytranada, Bubba
Best Dance Recording: Kaytranada, “10%” featuring Kali Uchis

Bad Bunny’s “YHLQMDLG” Headed to Historic Debut on Billboard 200

Bad Bunny is ready to make history…

The 25-year-old Latin trap and reggaeton singer is heading for a historic debut on the Billboard 200 chart with his new album YHLQMDLG.

Bad Bunny

Forecasters believe the set, which was released late in the evening on February 28 via Rimas, could debut at No. 2 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart and earn between 125,000 and 145,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 5. 

That would mark the biggest week for a Latin album, in units earned, since Billboard began tracking titles by equivalent album units in December 2014.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the March 14-dated Billboard 200 chart (where YHLQMDLGcould debut at No. 2) is scheduled to be revealed via Billboard’s website on Sunday, March 8.

Most of YHLQMDLG’s starting sum will be powered by streaming activity, with perhaps as much as 25,000 generated by album sales. Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG is profiting from merchandise/album bundle offers sold through his official webstore.

Further,YHLQMDLG will likely land the biggest streaming week ever for a Latin album, surpassing the record set by Ozuna’s Aura, which bowed with 53.2 million on-demand audio streams, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data (chart dated Sept. 8, 2018).

Bad Bunny has charted two previous albums on the Billboard 200: Oasis (with J Balvin, No. 9) and X 100PRE (No. 11), both in 2019.

Luis Fonsi’s “Vida” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart

Luis Fonsiis celebrating his vida’s success…

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican singer is back at the top of Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart after nearly eight years. 

Luis Fonsi

He debuts at No. 1 on the list dated February 16 with his 10th studio album Vida, earning him his third No. 1 and first since Tierra Firmespent three consecutive weeks at No. 1 in July 2011.

Vida, which was released February 1 via Universal Music Latino/UMLE, opens with 22,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending February 7, according to Nielsen Music, with 16,000 of those comprising album sales. 

Vida earns the biggest week for a Latin pop album since Shakira‘s El Doradolaunched at No. 2 with 29,000 units on the June 24, 2017-dated tally. 

Vida also logs the biggest sales week for any Latin album since Romeo Santos’ Goldenbowed with 26,000 in its premiere frame (August 12, 2017).

Vidais the culmination of many achieved dreams and goals,” Luis Fonsi tells Billboard.“The celebration of being alive and breaking boundaries through music. I thank each and every one who collaborated in this project, and above all, I thank my audience deeply for being part of my life.”

Vida’s first week was boosted by sales at Fonsi’s shows in Dallas (February 4) and San Diego (February 5), where CDs were available to purchase at merch stands at the venue. Luis Fonsi also generated sales alongside a performance at The Mall of San Juanin Puerto Rico (February 2) and an appearance at the Mayagüez Mall(February 3) in Mayagüez, also in Puerto Rico.

Concurrently, Vidadebuts at No. 18 on the Billboard 200chart; his second-highest-charting album ever, behind only 2008’s Palabras de Silencio (which debuted and peaked at No. 15 on September 13, 2008). Vidaalso notches the highest debut by a Latin album since Ozuna’s Aura(No. 7, September 8, 2018).

Ozuna’s “Odiesa” Registers Largest Streaming Week Ever for a Latin Release

There’s absolutely no sophomore slump for Ozuna

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer’s second studio album, Aura, has scored 2018’s biggest week for a Latin album, and the largest streaming week ever for a Latin release.

Ozuna

Ozuna’s album, released on August 24 via VP Entertainment/DimeloVi/Sony Music Latin, earned 49,000 equivalent album units in the week ending August 30, according to Nielsen Music— largely driven by streaming activity. Of that sum, 7,000 were in traditional album sales. Aura arrives with 55.34 million on-demand audio streams earned for its songs in its debut tracking frame.

Aura arrives at No. 7 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and makes for Ozuna’s first top 10. It also gives Ozuna his second No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart, where it bumps his first album (and first chart-topper), Odisea, from No. 1 to No. 2.

Odisea falls to No. 2 in its 53rd week on the list. It has been No. 1 on the list for 46 nonconsecutive weeks, the second-most weeks atop the chart in its 25-year history. (Only Gloria Estefan’s Mi Tierra has more, with 58 weeks leading the list.)

Additionally, Ozuna is the first act to replace itself at No. 1 since March 16, 2013, when Jenni Rivera, who died the previous December, took over for herself at No. 1. Her Joyas Prestadas: Pop replaced her own La Misma Gran Senora at No. 1.

Ozuna is also the first act to concurrently rank at Nos. 1 and 2 on the chart in a year-and-a-half. It last occurred when Juan Gabriel was Nos. 1, 2 and 3 on the January 28, 2017-dated chart with Los Duo 2Mis Rancheras Queridas and Hoy Manana y Siempre, respectively. Gabriel died the previous August.

Aura is the highest-charting Latin album on the all-genre Billboard 200 since Romeo Santos’ Formula: Vol. 2 debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the March 15, 2014-dated list (from 85,000 copies sold, back before the list transitioned to an equivalent album units-ranked tally).

The Billboard 200 ranks the week’s most popular albums in the U.S. across all genres of music, while the Top Latin Albums chart ranks the week’s biggest albums within the Latin genre. Both charts rank titles based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Ozuna’s Debut Album “Odiesa” Leads Billboard’s Top Latin Albums for 45th Week

Ozuna has moved ahead of a Tejano legend…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer’s debut album, Odisea — released via DimeloVi/VP Entertainment almost a year ago (August 25, 2017) — leads Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart dated August 25 for a 45th week — earning the second-most weeks atop the 25-year-old chart.

Ozuna

It surpasses Selena‘s Dreaming of You, which remained on top for 44 weeks in 1995 and 1996.

Odisea moves closer to Gloria Estefan‘s record of 58 weeks with Mi Tierra (July 1993-September 1994).

The milestone comes just as his sophomore album, Aura, dropped on Friday (August 24). The set has yielded three hits on the Hot Latin Songs chart: “La Modelo” with Cardi B debuting and peaking at No. 3 (January 6, 2018), “Única” peaking at No. 6 (August 11), and “Vaina Loca,” which has so far topped out at No. 29 (July 14), and sits at No. 32 on the current tally.

Likewise, Ozuna extends his longest leading No. 1 record among males on the Top Latin Albums chart. Below him, Luis Miguel continues with the second-longest reign (Segundo Romance, 29 weeks).

Notably, Odisea departed the penthouse for only six weeks since its debut on the tally (September 2017). when four other albums debuted at No. 1: CNCO’s self-titled album (Apr. 21), Maluma’s F.A.M.E. (June 2), J Balvin’s VIBRAS (June 9), and Anuel AA’s Real Hasta La Muerte which crowned the list for two weeks (July 28-Aug. 4).

In the latest tracking week (ending Aug. 16), Odisea earned 10,000 equivalent album units (down 1 percent), according to Nielsen Music. In total, the set has earned 707,000 units, of which 37,000 are in traditional album sales. In February 2017, the Top Latin Albums chart began ranking albums by overall equivalent album units and allowing catalog (or older) titles to chart. Previously, the list ranked albums by pure album sales, and only current albums were eligible to appear.

Here’s a look at the 10 albums with the most weeks at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums:

Weeks at No. 1, Artist, Title, Peak Date
58, Gloria Estefan, Mi Tierra, July 10, 1993
45, Ozuna, Odisea, 30 (through Aug. 28, 2018), Sept. 16, 2017
44, Selena, Dreaming of You, Aug. 5, 1995
29, Luis Miguel, Segundo Romance, Sept. 17, 1994
26, Ricky Martin, Vuelve, Feb. 28, 1998
24, Daddy Yankee, Barrio Fino, July 31, 2004
23, Aventura, The Last, June 27, 2009
20, Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2, Jan. 2, 2016
20, Selena, Amor Prohibido, June 11, 1994
19, Christina Aguilera, Mi Reflejo, Sept. 30, 2000

Ozuna Earns 14th Top 10 on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay Chart with “Unica”

Make that 14 for Ozuna

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer has notched his 14th top 10 on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay chart as “Unica,” the latest single from his second full-length forthcoming album Aura, moves 12-10.

Ozuna

The track rises with a 22 percent jump in audience impressions to 9.5 million in its tenth frame.

As “Unica” ascends, Ozuna claims a trio of songs on the list’s Top 10. After its former No. 1 rank, Reik’s “Me Niego” featuring Ozuna and Wisin stands steady at No. 3 for its third consecutive week, and “Te Boté” (by Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna and Bad Bunny) places at No. 8. Further, Ozuna has two more hits on the chart:

El Farsante” with Romeo Santos (No. 14) and his featured turn on Wisin’s “Quisiera Alejarme” (No. 16).