Bad Bunny Ties J Balvin on YouTube’s List of Artists with Most Videos on Billion Views Club with 14

Bad Bunny is a YouTube sensation… 

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning superstar has logged his 14th music video with more than 1 billion views on YouTube as a lead, featured artist or collaborator with his collaboration on Nacho’s “Báilame (Remix),” also featuring Yandel.

Bad BunnyBad Bunny now ties J Balvin’s record as the artist with the most videos in the Billion Views Club.

The official music video of the infectious “Báilame (Remix)” came out on August 11, 2017, and features Nacho, Yandel and a then-rising Bad Bunny performing the song together. Nacho’s original track peaked at No. 5 on the Hot Latin Songs chart in October 20217.

Earlier this year, Bad Bunny earned his 13th title in the coveted video club with his collaboration on J Balvin’s “Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola,” also released in 2017. Other of his titles on the list include “Te Bote (Remix),” “Mayores,” and “No Me Conoce (Remix)” — all of which have now surpassed 2 billion views.

Bad Bunny’s next five videos in line to enter the Billion Views Club are: Lunay, Daddy Yankee & Bad Bunny’s “Soltera (Remix)”; Prince Royce, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, DJ Luian & Mambo Kingz’s “Sensualidad”; Bad Bunny’s “Yonaguni”; Arcángel & Bad Bunny’s “Me Acostumbré”; and Farruko, Bad Bunny and Rvssian’s “Krippy Kush.”

J Balvin and Bad Bunny previously surpassed previous titleholders Ozuna and Justin Bieber.

Eladio Carrión to Perform at This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards

Eladio Carrión is headed to the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer will perform at this year’s awards show, set to take place on Thursday, October 5.

Eladio CarriónCarrión joins a roster of confirmed performers that includes Calibre 50, ChiquisEl AlfaJustin QuilesLos Ángeles AzulesManuel TurizoMarshmelloMyke TowersPeso PlumaTini and Yandel.

Billboard and Telemundo announced on Tuesday (September 5) the first round of performers who’ll take the stage at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida. The show will be broadcast live on Telemundo and simultaneously on the Spanish entertainment cable network Universo, on Peacock and on the Telemundo app. Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, it will be available on Telemundo Internacional.

This year, Mexican music sensation Peso Pluma leads the list of finalists with 21 nods across 15 categories, including Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Global 200 Latin Artist of the Year and Top Latin Album of the Year. His collaboration with Eslabon Armado, “Ella Baila Sola,” is up for six awards, including Hot Latin Song of the Year, Global 200 Latin Song of the Year and Sales Song of the Year. And his hit with Yng Lvcas, “La Bebe,” competes in five categories, including Hot Latin Song of the Year and Latin Rhythm Song of the Year.

Following Peso Pluma are Bad Bunny and Grupo Frontera with 15 nods each, including four together for their collab “un X100to,” while Karol G has 13, and Shakira and Fuerza Regida 12 each.

Los Ángeles Azules will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Latin Billboard Music Awards 2023, while Ivy Queen will be recognized with the Icon Award.

Bad Bunny Celebrates History-Making 1 Billion Spotify Streams for “Tití Me Preguntó”

Bad Bunny is celebrating his the latest streaming hit…

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning superstar recently visited Spotify’s newly launched Billions Club series.

Bad BunnyBad Bunny stopped by the series to enjoy a “Billions Brunch” with some of his closest friends and collaborators.

“The feeling of having 1 billion streams for this song right now is the same emotion I felt when I got 5,000 plays for the first time,” Bad Bunny said. “For me, it’s just as big knowing that there are people who want to listen and want to enjoy what you make.” 

The song in question is “Tití Me Preguntó,” a track from his historic Un Verano Sin Ti album that officially reached 1 billion Spotify streams on January 23.

According to Spotify, Bad Bunny has 12 songs with more than 1 billion streams each on the platform — more than any other artist in Spotify history. He has accumulated 58 billion streams on the service, reigning as Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the year for the past three years.

In the video, Bad Bunny feasted on a lavish meal set on several plaques that commemorated his other songs with over 1 billion Spotify streams, including “Yonaguni,” “Dákiti” (with Jhayco) and “MIA” (with Drake).

In addition to basking in his record-breaking streaming success, the “Después de la Playa” singer also recounted the story behind the creation of “Tití Me Preguntó.” When tasked with telling the story of the song in 10 seconds, he replied, “That’s impossible. That’s a lifetime of love and romance.”

“It’s a song that was born very spontaneously,” he added. “All of the people mentioned in the song exist in real life. Nothing I say in that song is a lie, including the part where I say I want to fall in love, but I can’t.”

Nonetheless, Bad Bunny declined to specify which aunt he was singing about, because “they’ll get jealous and create a mess.”

Toward the end of his Billions Club episode, Bad Bunny made sure to thank his fans for their continued support, as well as his mother and father for believing in him “not just in music, but with every decision [he’s] made” in his life.

Bad Bunny has earned 11 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including his sole No. 1 single “I Like It” (with Cardi B & J Balvin). On the Billboard 200, he has notched five top 10 projects, two of which have reached the ranking’s summit: El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo (one week) and Un Verano Sin Ti (13 weeks).

Prime Video Releases Trailer for Gael García Bernal’s Gay Lucha Libra Luchador Film “Cassandro”

Gael García Bernal is wrestling with his future…

Amazon Prime has released the official trailer for Cassandro, starring the 44-year-old Mexican actor/producer and Bad Bunny.

Gael García Bernal, Amazon Prime, Cassandro, The film is based on the life of the wrestling and queer icon Cassandro, also known as the Liberace of Lucha Libre.

In the two-minute clip, the audience is introduced to Saúl Armendáriz (García Bernal) from El Paso, Texas, who dreams of becoming professional luchador after his father first introduced him to the sport. In the process, he transforms into Cassandro, an “exótico” who wrestles in drag.

“Are you a wrestler?” Bad Bunny asks García Bernal in the film’s new trailer. “Yes,” the Mexican actor responds. That’s the first interaction between the two in the teaser. Later in the clip, they are dancing, and there’s a first look at Bad Bunny as one of Cassandro’s love interests.

Roberta Colindrez, Perla de la Rosa, Joaquín Cosío and Raúl Castillo round out the biopic’s cast.

The world of wrestling is familiar to Bad Bunny. In 2021, the Grammy-winning Puerto Rican superstar ventured into the wrestling world by jumping off the top rope at the 2021 Royal Rumble. Most recently, the “Me Porto Bonito” singer defeated Damian Priest in a San Juan Street Fight at WWE’s premium live event Backlash in May.

After making its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in January, Cassandro is set to hit theaters on September 15, and will premiere on Prime Video Sept. 22.

Karol G Makes History on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart with Most Entries by Female Artist

Karol G is on a hot streak…

The 32-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter is making history on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart dated August 26), as the woman with the most entries in the list’s history.

Karol GOn the chart, which dates back to 1986, Karol G lands nine debuts, all from her fifth-studio album, Mañana Será Bonito (Bichota Season).

She now has a total of 60 chart appearances, outpacing the previous recordholder among women, Ednita Nazario, with 53-career entries. Overall, Bad Bunny continues in command with 148 total entries 

Hot Latin Songs ranks the most popular Latin songs of the week, blending airplay, steams, and digital sales.

Mi Ex Tenía Razón” leads the new haul bursting in at No. 1. The song traces its high start to 15 million official U.S. streams earned in the week ending August 17, according to Luminate. The sum yields a No. 14 start on the overall Streaming Songs chart and an equal No. 1 launch on Latin Streaming Songs. It also sold 2,000 copies, allowing for a No. 1 debut on Latin Digital Song Sales.

“Mi Ex Tenía Razón” makes a mark on radio airplay in line with its big streaming and sales splash. It’s the only new song from Bichota Season to debut on the overall Latin Airplay, at No. 28, with 4 million in audience impressions earned during the same tracking week.

Meanwhile, “Qlona,” Karol G’s first collaboration with Peso Pluma, debuts at No. 2 with 12 million official U.S. streams and 1,000 downloads sold.

Those two tracks join “S91” in the chart’s top 10. The latter previewed Bichota Season as the first single, debuting at No. 10 in July. On the current ranking, it rises 20-6 with the Greatest Gainer Sales/Streaming honors, fueled by 8.9 million streams, up 73%. It also re-enters at No. 37 on the overall Streaming Songs list, and rallies 25-6 on Latin Streaming Songs.

Three other tracks outside Bichota Season hold steady on Hot Latin Songs, making a total of 13 simultaneous songs on the current ranking.

Here’s the recap:

No. 1 “Mi Ex Tenía Razón” (debut)
No. 2 “Qlona,” with Peso Pluma (debut)
No. 6, “S91”
No. 12, “Una Noche En Medellín (Remix)” with Cris MJ & Ryan Castro (debut)
No. 13, “TQG,” with Shakira
No. 15, “Okidoki” (debut)
No. 18, “Amargura”
No. 19, “Me Tengo Que Ir,” with Kali Uchis (debut)
No. 22, “Dispo,” with Young Miko (debut)
No. 26, “Bichotag” (debut)
No. 29, “Gatita Gangster,” with Dei V (debut)
No. 36, “Provenza (Remix),” with Tiesto (debut)
No. 44, “Watati,” featuring Aldo Ranks

Karol G’s new personal records arrive amidst her Mañana Será Bonito Tour, in support of the eponymous album which scored her the best performance on the Billboard 200, and the first all-Spanish-language record by a female artist to debut at No. 1.

Bad Bunny Teaming Up with Drake for New Collaboration

Bad Bunny is teaming up again with Drake

During Drake’s Sunday night (August 13) concert in Inglewood, Calif., he brought up the 29-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning superstar for a special announcement during his set… a new collaboration with Drake and Bad Bunny, much to the delight of concert attendees.

Bad Bunny“I wanna tell y’all something, because y’all are L.A. and we love you,” Drake told the crowd during a brief break between songs. “It’s been like six years since me and Benito did a song, so we got a song coming for y’all on my album and it’s real.”

Billboard reached out to Drake and Bad Bunny’s representatives for comment and any additional information.

The rappers last worked together on their collaborative track “a,” which was released in 2018. The song marked a few feats for each artist: “Mía” peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Bunny’s first top 10 single as a lead artist; and the single marked Drake’s 26th top 10 on the chart.

The song also marked the first time Drake sang entirely in Spanish on a track. The new track (the title of which is unknown) will appear on Drake’s forthcoming studio album, For All the Dogs (release date TBD).

Bad Bunny Earns 22nd No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Where She Goes”

Bad Bunny is celebrating another crowning achievement…

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning superstar has logged his 22nd No. 1 on Billboard’Latin Airplay chart with “Where She Goes.”

Bad BunnyThe single rises from No. 2 on the overall Latin airplay tally with 9.22 million audience impressions earned in the week ending August 3, a 2% gain from the week prior, according to Luminate.

With “Where She Goes” Bad Bunny becomes the seventh artist overall with as many or more champs on Latin Airplay. Plus, he enters a tie with Maluma and Wisin for the fifth-most since the chart’s inception in 1994.

Here’s the recap:

35, J Balvin
22, Enrique Iglesias
32, Ozuna
28, Daddy Yankee
22, Bad Bunny
22, Maluma
22, Wisin

“Where She Goes” takes the lead a month after “Un X100to,” with Grupo Frontera, capped its six-week reign (July 8-dated list). The track took over Latin Airplay in its third week, the fastest journey to the top spot among Bad Bunny’s 22 No. 1s.

Latin Airplay is one of nine charts where “Where She Goes” has reached the top 10.

In addition to topping Latin Airplay, it has hit No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200, Latin Digital Song Sales and Latin Rhythm Airplay; No. 2 on Hot Latin Songs; No. 3 on Global Excl. U.S., Streaming Songs, and Latin Streaming Songs; and No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Luis Miguel Adds 50 Additional Dates to “Luis Miguel Tour” in 2024

Luis Miguel will be spending more time on the road…

After strong sales of the 65 dates of his Luis Miguel Tour 2023, which will play until the end of the year, the 53-year-old Mexican singer and record producer has announced plans to extend his trek through 2024.

Luis MiguelMiguel will play 50 additional dates next year, making stops in Central and South America, the United States, Canada and Europe.

Luis Miguel Tour 2024 will officially kick off in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic on January 20, 2024, and will go to Central and South America before circling back to the U.S., April 4 in Seattle, WA. He’ll then play 32 dates, ending June 16 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The shows will be produced by CMN and Fenix, who are also producing the current leg of the tour.

Miguel’s 2023 tour officially kicked off on August 3 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with the singer performing over 50 songs from his vast catalog, including timeless hits such as “La incondicional,” “Ahora te puedes marchar,” and “Hasta que me olvides.”

The highly-anticipated tour is Miguel’s first outing since his 2018-2019 México por Siempre tour, which grossed $101.4 million and sold 965,000 tickets across 116 shows, according to Billboard Boxscore. It was the highest grossing Latin tour in Boxscore history until last year when Bad Bunny‘El Último Tour del Mundo and World’s Hottest Tour surpassed it.

The México por Siempre tour coincided with the first season of Luis Miguel: The Series, based on Miguel’s life and premiering in April 2018. The second and third seasons of the series streamed on Netflix in 2021, in the middle of the pandemic, heightening interest in Miguel and his catalog, despite the fact that he hasn’t released a studio album since 2017’s ¡Mexico Por Siempre!

Luis Miguel Tour 2024 tickets go on presale Thursday, August 10 at 10 am ET, and all tickets will go on sale onn Aug. 11 for the U.S.

Ticket sales in other countries will be announced individually.

Luis Miguel Tour 2024 dates:

Jan. 20 — Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana
Jan. 23 — San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jan. 27 — Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Jan. 30 — San Salvador, El Salvador
Feb. 2 — Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Feb. 5 — Managua, Nicaragua
Feb. 8 — San José, Costa Rica
Feb. 12 — Caracas, Venezuela
Feb. 15 — Medellín, Colombia
Feb. 17 — Bogotá, Colombia
Feb. 21 — Quito, Ecuador
Feb. 24 — Lima, Perú
March 2 — Santiago, Chile
March 8 — Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 14 — Córdoba, Argentina
March 16 — Montevideo, Uruguay
March 20 — Asunción, Paraguay
March 23 — Sao Paolo, Brasil
March 28 — Santa Cruz, Bolivia
April 4 — Seattle, WA
April 5 — Portland, OR
April 7 — Sacramento, CA
April 11 — San Francisco, CA
April 13 — Fresno, CA
April 14 — San Jose, CA
April 17 — Los Angeles, CA
April 19 — Las Vegas, NV
April 20 — Glendale, AZ
April 25 — Palm Desert, CA
April 26 — Ontario, CA
April 28 — Salt Lake City, UT
May 2 — El Paso, TX
May 4 — Laredo, TX
May 5 — Austin, TX
May 8 — Dallas, TX
May 10 — Hidalgo, TX
May 11 — San Antonio, TX
May 15 — Houston, TX
May 18 — Atlanta, GA
May 23 — Toronto, Canadá
May 24 — Montreal, Canadá
May 26 — Minneapolis, MN
May 30 — Chicago, IL
June 1 — Brooklyn, NY
June 2 — Uncasville, CT
June 5 — Orlando, FL
June 6 — Sunrise, FL
June 8 — Miami, FL
June 12 — New Orleans
June 14 — Nashville, TN
June 16 — Greensboro, NC

Grupo Frontera Releases Debut Album “El Comienzo”

Grupo Frontera is starting something

The Regional Mexican band has officially released their debut studio El Comienzo.

Grupo FronteraGrupo Frontera originally gained virality with their Morat cover of “No Se Va” and then took advantage of the momentum to release original music — which has earned them seven titles on the Billboard Hot 100, and 10 on the Hot Latin Songs chart (including a No. 1 hit).

Home to 11 tracks, the Rio Grande Valley-based group delivers a traditional norteño-cumbia set with some very heartfelt and relatable lyrics — mostly about love and heartbreak.

Most notable are the star-studded collaborations. For “Alta Voz,” Grupo Frontera brings back Junior H in his sad boy era, singing about missing someone and calling them despite the hour; in “Las Flores,” the band and Yahritza y Su Esencia’s second collaborative effort, we find an upbeat, ‘90s-inspired grupero melody backing a vocal about regretting falling in love; and on focus single “El Amor de Su Vida,” with Grupo Firme, a man makes his peace that the love of his life is with another person.

El Comienzo also includes previously released collabs “Que Vuelvas” with Carin León, “Ojitos Rojos” with Ke Personajes, and the Bad Bunny-assisted “Un X100to,” which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year.

Shakira Becomes First Artist to Hold Top Three Spots on Billboard’s Latin Pop Airplay Chart in Single Week

Shakira has earned another mention in the Latin music record books… 

The 46-year-old Colombian superstar has become the first artist to occupy the top three ranks on Billboard’s Latin Pop Airplay chart in a single week.

ShakiraOn the survey dated July 29, “TQG,” with Karol G, holds strong at No. 1 for a 10th week; Shakira’s own “Acróstico” rises 3-2, returning to its best rank; and the Colombian superstar’s latest single “Copa Vacía,” with Manuel Turizo, advances 4-3 for a new high.

The Latin Pop Airplay chart, which began in 1994, reflects weekly audience impressions from a panel of over 150 Latin-formatted U.S. radio stations, as monitored by Mediabase, which provides Luminate data for Billboard charts.)

Despite “TQG” dipping 7% in audience impressions to 8.6 million in the latest tracking week, ending July 20, the team-up’s 10 weeks at No. 1 mark the second-most of 2023 – trailing only another Shakira song: Her Bizarrap collab “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” dominated for 12 weeks beginning in February (and currently holds at No. 7).

As “Acróstico” and “Copa Vacía” ascend to Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, radio airplay continues to grow for the songs. “Acróstico” takes the runner-up slot with a 2% gain in audience impressions, to 5.7 million, while “Copa Vacia” rises with a 33% boost, to 5.4 million, procuring the track the week’s Greatest Gainer honor.

Previously, Shakira and 16 other acts had held the top two on Latin Pop Airplay simultaneously.

The full list of such artists: Rauw Alejandro, Bad Bunny, Camilo, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra 440, Enrique Iglesias, J Balvin, Juanes, Karol G, Maluma, Nicky Jam, Don Omar, Ozuna, Pitbull, Shakira and Tainy.