Romeo Santos to Release “Formula Vol 3” in September

Romeo Santos will be sharing his winning Formula in less than a month…

The 41-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican-American singer, known as the King of Bachata, has announced plans to release his latest album Formula Vol 3. On September 1.

Romeo SantosSantos revealed the release date of his new album with a 14-second teaser on social media on Monday, August 15.

The video featured a crown spinning at the guitar’s sound of what could be his next single as his voice says: “You don’t forget Romeo! Y yo, ni te recuerdo .”

The caption of the Instagram post read, “9.1.2022 FV3,” the date for the album’s release.

The new album comes eight years after Santos released Vol. 2 in 2014. Following the LP’s release, it became the best-selling Latin album to move 100,000 copies in the first week, making it the best debut for a Latin album since teen pop group RBD’s Celestial in 2006. Since the last Formula album in 2014, Santos has released Golden (2017) and Utopia (2019).

Throughout his career, Santos — also the leader of bachata supergroup Aventura — has scored a total of 43 entries on the Hot Latin Songs chart, the fourth-most among tropical acts, trailing Marc Anthony’s 60, Gilberto Santa Rosa’s 48 entries, and Victor Manuelle, who’s had a total of 47.

Santos has had a total of seven No. 1s — including his highest charting title at No. 1, “Odio,” feat. Drake, which topped the list for 13 weeks — making him the third-most among tropical acts, right behind Gloria Estefan, who has 15, and Anthony’s eight entries.

Additionally, Santos has scored 20 total top 10s, tying Juan Luis Guerra for the third-most among Tropical acts, behind Anthony and Estefan.

Santos is confirmed for this year’s Billboard Latin Music Week, set to take place September 26-30 at the Faena Forum in Miami. Other confirmed artists to speak at the conference include Camilo, Ivy Queen, Chayanne, Nicky Jam, Eslabon Armado, Bizarrap, Blessd, Ovy on the Drums, Luis R. Conriquez, among many others. Registration is now open at BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.

Maria Becerra Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with Prince Royce-Collab “Te Espero”

It’s a special first for Maria Becerra

The 22-year-old Argentine singer and former YouTuber has notched her first No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “Te Espero,” her collaboration with Prince Royce, rises 3-1 on the June 25-dated ranking.

Maria Becerra, Prince Royce, Te Espero“Te Espero” reaches the top of the all-genre tally, concurrent with its third week at No. 1 on the Tropical Airplay chart, due in part to a 19% gain in audience impressions, to 10.5 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 19, according to Luminate.

Released via Sony Music Latin on March 3, the song rises to No. 1 in its 15th week on the list and displaces another Sony Music Latin title from the top spot as Carlos Vives and Camilo’s “Baloncito Viejo” falls 1-7 after its one-week lead.

Further, “Te Espero” becomes the sixth song to reach the summit in 15 weeks or more in 2022.

Here’s a look at the ascent of these titles:

Number of weeks to the top, Title, Artist, Label
19, “Ley Seca,” Jhay Cortez & Anuel AA (Feb. 5)
17, “Mala,” Marc Anthony (March 12)
17, “Cúrame,” Rauw Alejandro (March 5)
17, “Sejodioto,” Karol G (Feb. 12)
16, “Medallo,” Blessd, Justin Quiles & Lenny Tavarez (May 21)
15, “Te Espero,” Prince Royce & Maria Becerra (June 25)

Becerra scores her first champ in her first try, all of which arrived in 2022. She’s also posted a pair of other titles, none of which hit top 20. Becerra, concurrently, becomes the eighth artist to claim a first leader this year.

Here’s the recap:

Artist, Title, Artists, Peak Date
Victor Cárdenas, “El Incomprendido,” with Farruko & DJ Adoni (Jan. 29)
DJ Adoni, “El Incomprendido,” with Farruko & Victor Cárdenas (Jan. 29)
Lisa, “SG,” with DJ Snake, Ozuna & Megan Thee Stallion (April 2)
Megan Thee Stallion, “SG,” with DJ Snake, Ozuna and Lisa (April 2)
Ed Sheeran, “Forever My Love” and “Sigue,” both with J Balvin (April 9 and April 16, respectively)
Blessd, “Medallo,” with Justin Quiles and Lenny Tavarez (May 21)
Lenny Tavarez, “Medallo,” with Justin Quiles and Blessd (May 21)
Maria Becerra, “Te Espero,” with Prince Royce (June 25)

Royce, meanwhile, captures his 15th hit on Latin Airplay, the third-most among tropical acts, trailing only Romeo Santos’ 19 No. 1s and Vives’ 16 champs. J Balvin continues at the helm with 35 leaders.

The surge in “Te Espero” plays also gives the tune a corresponding ascent on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart, which measures airplay, streaming data, and digital sales.

There, the bachata hit rises 38-36, after its No. 26 peak on the May 14-dated survey.

Manuel Turizo Releases New Single “La Bachata”

Manuel Turizo is embracing a new song on his latest single…

The 22-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer has releases the track “La Bachata” via La Industria Inc. and Sony Music Latin.

Manuel TurizoTurizo’s new single is a captivating bachata track featuring a touch of urban beats and weeping string melodies a la Aventura in the 2000s.

In the new music video for “La Bachata,” Turizo is heartbroken and literally “gritando a los cuatro vientos.”

Disappointed in love, Turizo sings about an ex who hurt him, and yet he still misses her. In the music video, he’s seen listening to his song on a portable CD player while he performs it in a lonely field.

At the ending, he hints that his next single could possibly be titles “Extasis.”

Las Villa Release Bachata-fied New Single “La Carta”

Las Villa are switching up their sound again…

The Colombian duo, which has recorded trap, perreo and pop music, is now experimenting with bachata for the new single “La Carta.”

Las Villa

Las Villa, comprised of twins Laura and Lucia, present their new single composed by themselves alongside Vibarco, La Pardo, and Casta (who also produced the track).

“La Carta” fuses traditional bachata rhythms with edgy urbano beats, and tells the story of a letter where an ex-partner claims they have changed, but Las Villa believes not for the best. “Now I see you using Balenciaga when a year ago you didn’t care about that/ You’re not happy and soon you’ll realize that your movie will end,” the chorus goes.

“We came to the studio with the idea that we wanted to do a bachata,” the duo expressed in a statement. “It was clear to us that day that we wanted to do something different. The song ends up being about someone who changed from heaven to earth, overnight, and who you used to know and had a very strong bond with, and suddenly that person changes. Their tastes have changed, you don’t recognize them anymore, they now like fine and expensive things, and have completely turned their back on you and on all their values, changing all the fundamentals of life for superficial things.”

In the colorful music video, directed by Sergio de Avila and Jerome Lehoucq, the two sisters are shopping at a local clothing store and gossiping around the streets of Colombia.

Prince Royce to Launch 11-Date “Classic Tour” Across U.S.

Prince Royce is embracing his classics

The 32-year-old Dominica American bachata star has announced an upcoming 11-date “greatest hits” trek that he’s called the Classic Tour.

Prince RoyceAs part of the trek, Royce will not only serenade fans with the songs that catapulted his career, but he’ll also celebrate his decade-long trajectory.

“I am thrilled to be able to share the Classic Tour with all of my fans who have been there for me unconditionally since the very beginning of my career,” said Price Royce in a statement. “I am still here thanks to you all and this tour is for you. I’m filled with gratefulness.”

Produced by Loud and Live, the 11-date tour will kick off September 16 in Miami and take Royce across the U.S., visiting major markets like Chicago, New York and Los Angeles before wrapping up in Santa Barbara, Calif., in October. This will his first tour since the pandemic shutdown, which halted his Alter Ego Tour in March 2020.

Most recently, Royce and Maria Becerra scored a top 10 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart with their collaboration “Te Espero.”

For the Argentine artist, the track marked her first top 10 on the tally. Meanwhile, for Royce, it added a 30th top 10 his Tropical Airplay chart account.

The romantic bachata samples British rock band Cutting Crew’s “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” — a No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1987 — and was produced by D’lesly “Dice” Lora and Royce, and written by Royce alongside Becerra, Nelsen and Bobby Sierra.

Here’s the complete list of dates and venues for Royce’s “Classic Tour”:

Sept. 16 — Miami — FTX Arena
Sept. 17 — Orlando — Hard Rock Live Orlando
Sept. 18 — Atlanta — The Eastern
Sept. 22 — Dallas TX — Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie
Sept. 23 — Houston — Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Sept. 25 —  Chicago — Rosemont Theatre
Oct. 1 — New York — United Palace
Oct. 2 — Washington D.C. — DAR Constitution Hall
Oct. 7 — Los Angeles — Microsoft Theater
Oct. 8 — San Jose, Calif. — San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 9 — Santa Barbara, Calif. — The Arlington Theater

Rosalia Releases Highly Anticipated “MOTOMAMI” Album

Rosalía is revvin’ it up…

The 28-year-old Spanish Grammy-winning singer and songwriter has released MOTOMAMI, the follow up to her acclaimed album El Mar Querer.

RosaliaIt’s the first album Rosalia, who made her official Saturday Night Live musical guest debut last weekend, releases since becoming an A-List artist who brought a new vision of flamenco that incorporated electronic and hip-hop music and subsequently earned critical raves and new fans across the globe.

El Mal Querer is a lot to live up to, and MOTOMAMI certainly delivers.

The album features new influences and sounds that naturally fall around her persona.

MOTOMAMI includes vocal showcases, dembow riffs, bachata breaks, starry-eyed pop, Auto-Tune crooning and some of the most spirited rapping you’ll hear anywhere in 2022, as Rosalía creates a sonic playground both unforeseen and breathtaking.

Romeo Santos’ “Sin Huellas” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

Romeo Santos has raced back to the top of the charts…

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer has notched his 20th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart as his latest single, “Sus Huellas,” debuts atop the list dated February 26.

Romeo SantosThe bachata track concurrently bows at No. 1 on the Tropical Airplay chart.

It’s just the fourth song to debut at No. 1 in the last five years on Latin Airplay, following Ozuna’s “La Funka” (2021), Lunay, Ozuna and Anuel AA’s “Aventura” (2019) and Santos’ own “Heroe Favorito” (2017).

On Latin Airplay, “Sus Huellas” leads with 9.1 million in audience impressions earned in the week ending February 20, according to MRC Data.

The song was released February 14, the first day of the tracking week, to become the most played song among Latin stations.

It dethrones Sebastian Yatra’s “Tacones Rojos” after its one week in charge.

With 20 total leaders on his account, Santos ties with Wisin, and concurrently extends his record for the most No. 1s among tropical acts. Here’s a recap of the leaderboard on Latin Airplay:

33, J Bavin
32, Enrique Iglesias
26, Ozuna
25, Daddy Yankee
21, Maluma
20, Wisin
20, Romeo Santos
17, Ricky Martin
16, Bad Bunny
15, Carlos Vives

The No. 1 arrival of “Sin Huellas” on Latin Airplay also marks a new triumph for Santos.

He last took over the chart with a No. 1 debut almost five years ago, when “Heroe Favorito” bowed atop the 50-deep tally in 2017.

In between, he’s placed five other No. 1 hits, including the four-week champ “Imitadora” in July 2017.

“Sin Huellas” also becomes Santos’ first No. 1 as a solo act, without an unaccompanied artist, since “Centavito” ruled for one week in December 2018.

As on Latin Airplay, “Sus Huellas” is Santos’ first No. 1 debut on Tropical Airplay since 2017 among a collection of 16 total wins, including two 15-week rulers (“Centavito” in 2018 and “La Mejor Versión de Mi,” with Natti Natasha, in 2019).

Beyond its Latin Airplay and Tropical Airplay coronations, “Sus Huellas” bows at No. 21 on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart (a blend of airplay, digital sales, and streaming data), Santos’ highest start there since “Aullando,” with Wisin & Yandel, arrived at No. 19 in 2019.

The song generated 1.61 million streams in the U.S. in the week ending February 17, after only four days of tracking. It concurrently sold a little under 1,000 downloads, enough for a No. 4 start on Latin Digital Song Sales.

“Sus Huellas,” written by Santos, is the first single from his forthcoming album Formula, Vol. 3.

Ricardo Arjona to Perform During Upcoming Vegas Latin Summer Beach Fest

Life’s a beach (bash) for Ricardo Arjona.

The 58-year-old Guatemalan singer-songwriter will be among the artists taking part in the first-ever edition of Vegas Latin Summer Beach Fest, presented by 360 Worldwide Entertainment.

Ricardo ArjonaThe festival will offer a “one-of-a-kind” experience in Las Vegas throughout the spring and summer, according to the company

The concept, dubbed the “Caribbean Edition,” is a concert series composed of 11 shows: nine three-day beach festivals at the Mandalay Bay Beach, and two concerts at the T-Mobile Arena.

“As the company that established the Latin music festival format, we are proud to innovate the live music experience once again,” said Lucas Piña, founder, 360 Worldwide Entertainment. “After an exhausting pandemic, we are again the first to advocate and support our Latin culture in general, providing the city of Las Vegas with a truly enriching cultural experience for its community and tourism,” added the former SBS Entertainment executive who helped conceptualize the company’s marquee events such as Calibash and Miamibash.

The Vegas Latin Summer Beach Fest: Caribbean Edition will “transport you to the beautiful islands of the Caribbean: Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico through an impressive cultural display,” according to a press release.

The weekend-long festivals at the Mandalay Bay will kick off with Havana Nights (April 15-17) — headlined by YotuelJacob Forever and Osmani García — followed by Dominican Republic Carnaval Nights (May 20-22) and Noches de San Juan (June 17-19).

Artists set to perform at Carnaval and Noches de San Juan will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The two concerts at the T-Mobile Arena include Arjona — who’ll make a stop there as part of his Blanco y Negro Tour on April 23 — and the July 16 show that will wrap up the series which will “feature 21 artists and special guests.”

“We have been working tirelessly for a long time on this concept, and the vision of offering something different, far from scaring us, invigorates us,” said Camilo Gonzalez, 360 Worldwide Entertainment’s president. “Back in 2007, when the industry said it was impossible to create a rotating stage, Lucas Piña challenged them. Now, we are returning the focus to Latin music genres that also deserve recognition, such as salsa, merengue, bachata, and urban music.”

For more info on the concert series visit www.vlsfest.com.

Romeo Santos Releases Heartfelt New Single “Sus Huellas” on Valentine’s Day

Romeo Santos is bringing the heartbreak this Valentine’s Day

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer, who sold out stadiums with his Aventura reunion tour last year, has officially released his first solo single of the year, “Sus Huellas.

Romeo SantosIn true King of Bachata fashion, the track is full of heartfelt and metaphorical lyrics, describing a person who’s trying to forget a past love.

“Before you discover my heart/ I warn you that I have wounds/ That my dark past was a woman/ and now I need to erase her from my life,” Santos sings at the beginning.

“I’m telling her, ‘I need you to help me, help us,’” Santos explains to Billboard. “The subliminal message is that it is absurd for you to ask a person to help you when I am the toxic one. The problem is me. You can’t love anyone if you don’t love yourself first.”

In the music video, Santos meets a new woman and asks for her to help him forget his past relationship.

“Come, rip her footprints from my skin,” he chants. Toward the end, she’s seen digging a scalpel into his skin to help him heal. Santos oozes blue blood instead of red.

“People think blue is for royalty because I’m the king of bachata,” he says, “but the real reason is that I felt that red would look too graphic and I didn’t want this to look like a horror film.”

He opted to release the song on Valentine’s Day and begin a campaign where fans substitute the color red with blue. “It’s a very special song and I think it’s great for the occasion,” he elaborates.

“Sus Huellas” is the first single off of Santos’ upcoming studio album Formula, Vol. 3. 

“It’s a special album, and feels like my greatest yet,” he tells Billboard of the new album.

Rosalia Reveals Cover Art for New Album “Motomami,” Announces New Single Release This Week

Rosalia is revvin’ up her next project…

The 28-year-old Spanish Grammy-winning singer and songwriter has officially revealed the cover art for her forthcoming studio album, Motomami.

Rosalia ELLE Summer 2020On Monday, about two months after revealing the album’s title, Rosalia shared an image in which she appears nude, covering her private parts with her hands. She’s rocking high pigtails and a motorcycle helmet. Her name is written in blue pen with the title “Motomami” in red graffiti.

Rosalia also revealed plans to release new music this week.

“Omg here you have the cover of MOTOMAMI and guess what new song is coming this Fridayyyy,” she captioned the photo.

Motomami, set for release this year, follow’s Rosalia’s 2018 Grammy-winning El Mal Querer, which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart dated Nov. 16, 2018 and won five Latin Grammys, including album of the year and best contemporary pop vocal album.

La Fama,” her second collaborative effort with The Weeknd, is the first official track from the upcoming set. The all-Spanish bachata track entered the top 10 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart dated January 29 and marked the first top 10 for each artist on the list. Rosalía previously clocked her fifth top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart as the track hit No. 2 on the November 27-dated survey.

“Rosalía is the type to be very judicious with what she releases,” Rosalía’s manager, Rebeca León, said during a panel at Billboard‘s Latin Music Week. “She’s a writer-producer, so she pays attention to every single detail. She’s not the type to write a song in a day.”