Carin León Earns Third No. on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with Grupo Frontera-collab “Que Vuelvas”

Make that three winners for Carin León.

The 33-year-old Mexican artist has earned his third No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart with his Grupo Frontera-collab “Que Vuelvas.”

Carin Leon, Grupo FronteraThe track rises 8-1 on the chart dated January 28 with 7.7 million in audience impressions, up 44%, earned in the U.S. during the January 13-19 tracking week.

León secures his third No, 1 on the chart, following his three-week domination through his featured role in Banda MS’ “Ojos Cerrados.”

It’s a first No. 1 on the chart for Grupo Frontera, which scored a No. 2 with “No Se Va” last December.

Over on the all-genre Latin Airplay list, “Que Vuelvas” reaches its highest peak: No. 6 in its sixth week.

Sebastian Yatra Leads Pack of Premio Lo Nuestro Nominees with 10 Nods

Sebastian Yatra is the artist to beat…

The 28-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter and actor leads the pack of Premio Lo Nuestro award nominees with 10 nods.

Sebastian YatraThe 35th edition of the Premio Lo Nuestro awards will air live from the Miami-Dade Arena on February 23 via Univision.

Yatra’s nods include the coveted all-genre artist of the year, song of the year and album of the year categories.

He is also nominated for tour of the year — which returned this year by popular demand, according to organizers — and other pop categories. His PLN-nominated album Dharma (2022) peaked at No. 2 on Latin Pop Albums and No. 13 on Top Latin Albums, among other Billboard chart achievements.

Yatra is closely followed by Bad BunnyCamiloBecky G and Grupo Firme, who each garnered nine nods; urbano household names MalumaDaddy Yankee and Ozuna take eight each.

Beloved couple Rauw Alejandro and Rosalía tie with seven, alongside Carin LeónKarol GCarlos Vives and J Balvin.

Aside from topping the list, Yatra will co-host the longest-running Latin music ceremony alongside television presenter and actress Alejandra Espinoza, Mexican pop superstar Paulina Rubio, and Adrián Uribe of Univision’s late-night show De Noche Pero Sin Sueño.

In total, 192 artists across diverse musical backgrounds are nominated within 39 categories. The nominations for Premio Lo Nuestro are based on Uforia radio airplay during the eligibility period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

Streaming counts and the assessment of a committee of music and entertainment experts also factor in this list.

Fans can vote for their favorite artists on PremioLoNuestro.com, until Sunday, February 5.

This year’s theme is “El Mundo Es Lo Nuestro” and the 35th annual award show will broadcast live on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 pm ET. It will simulcast on Galavisión in the U.S. and Canal 5 in Mexico.

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

Premio Lo Nuestro Artist of the Year 
Ángela Aguilar
Bad Bunny
Becky G
Camilo
Christian Nodal
Grupo Firme
J Balvin
Karol G
Prince Royce
Sebastián Yatra

Song of the Year
“Ahí Donde Me Ven” – Ángela Aguilar
“Cada Quien” – Grupo Firme & Maluma
“Como Lo Hice Yo” – Matisse & Carin León
“Envolver” – Anitta
“MAMIII” – Becky G & Karol G
“Medallo” – Blessd, Justin Quiles & Lenny Tavares
“Moscow Mule” – Bad Bunny
“Sus Huellas” – Romeo Santos
“Tacones Rojos” – Sebastián Yatra
“Una Nota” – J Balvin & Sech

Album of the Year
Cumbiana II – Carlos Vives
De Adentro Pa Afuera – Camilo
Dharma – Sebastián Yatra
Esquemas – Becky G
Forajido EP1 – Christian Nodal
Legendaddy – Daddy Yankee
Me Siento A Todo Dar – Banda Los Recoditos
Motomami – Rosalía
Pa’lla Voy – Marc Anthony
Un Verano Sin Ti – Bad Bunny

Remix of the Year
“Entre Nosotros (Remix)” – Tiago PZK, Lit Killah, María Becerra & Nicki Nicole
“Envolver (Remix)” – Anitta & Justin Quiles
“Gracias (Remix)” – Pedro Capó & Farruko
“La Ducha (Remix)” – Elena Rose, María Becerra, Greeicy, Becky G & TINI
“Sal y Perrea (Remix)” – Sech, Daddy Yankee & J Balvin

New Artist Male
Bizarrap
Humbre
Lasso
Lit Killah
Maldy
Mario Puglia
Mora
Quevedo
Ryan Castro
Trueno

New Artist Female 
Bad Gyal
Corina Smith
Elsa y Elmar
Kim Loaiza
La Gabi
Las Villa
Lola Indigo
Tokischa
Villano Antillano
Young Miko

Regional Mexican – New Artist
Aldo Trujillo
Carin León
DannyLux
Gera MX
Ivan Cornejo
Junior H
Los Del Limit
Luis R Conriquez
Uziel Payan
Yahritza y Su Esencia

“Crossover” Collaboration of the Year
“La Fama” – Rosalía & The Weeknd
“Nostálgico” – Rvssian, Rauw Alejandro & Chris Brown
“SG” – DJ Snake, Ozuna, Megan Thee Stallion & Lisa
“Sigue” – J Balvin & Ed Sheeran
“Sin Fin” – Romeo Santos & Justin Timberlake

The Perfect Mix of the Year
“Cada Quien” – Grupo Firme & Maluma
“Cumbia Del Corazón” – Los Ángeles Azules & Carlos Vives
“Ella Qué Te Dio” – Ángela Aguilar & Jesse & Joy
“El Pañuelo” – Romeos Santos & Rosalía
“Llorar y Llorar” – Mau Y Ricky & Carin León
“Loquita” – Reik & Rauw Alejandro
“Mariposa Traicionera” – Maná & Alejandro Fernández
“Oh Na Na” – Camila Cabello, Myke Towers & Tainy
“Santo” – Christina Aguilera & Ozuna
“Te Espero” – Prince Royce & María Becerra

Tour of the Year
De Adentro Pa Afuera World Tour – Camilo
De Iztapalapa Para El Mundo Tour – Los Ángeles Azules
Dharma World Tour – Sebastián Yatra
El Último Tour del Mundo & World’s Hottest Tour – Bad Bunny
Enfiestados Y Amanecidos Tour – Grupo Firme
La Última Misión World Tour – Wisin Y Yandel
La Última Vuelta World Tour – Daddy Yankee
Motomami World Tour – Rosalía
Papi Juancho World Tour – Maluma
$trip Love Tour – Karol G

DJ of the Year
Agudelo 888
Bizarrap
Caleb Calloway
Dímelo Flow
DJ Bash
DJ Pope
DJ Tao
DJ Tornall
Fer Palacio
Pablito Pesadilla

Pop – Male Artist of the Year
Camilo
Carlos Rivera
Chayanne
Enrique Iglesias
Luis Fonsi
Maluma
Pedro Capó
Ricky Martin
Sebastián Yatra
Tommy Torres

Pop – Female Artist of the Year
Camila Cabello
Christina Aguilera
Ednita Nazario
Gloria Trevi
Kany García
Laura Pausini
Paulina Rubio
Shakira
Sofía Reyes Yuri

Pop – Song of the Year
“Como Tú Decías” – Tommy Torres
“DPM (De P*ta Madre)” – Kany García
“Espacio En Tu Corazón” – Enrique Iglesias
“Pedir Perdón” – Ednita Nazario
“Pegao” – Camilo
“Tacones Rojos” – Sebastián Yatra
“Te Amo Y Punto” – Chayanne
“Volver a Casa” – Pedro Capó
“Yo Soy” – Paulina Rubio

Pop – Collaboration of the Year
“A Veces Bien Y A Veces Mal” – Ricky Martin & Reik
“Contigo” – Sebastián Yatra & Pablo Alborán
“Estar Enamorado” – Carlos Rivera & Raphael
“Índigo” – Camilo & Evaluna Montaner
“Intenciones” – Mario Puglia & Renee
“Muero” – Kany García & Alejandro Sanz
“Si Pudiera” – Vanesa Martín & Jesse & Joy
“Te Felicito” – Shakira & Rauw Alejandro
“Vacaciones” – Luis Fonsi & Manuel Turizo
“Wow BB” – Natti Natasha, El Alfa & Chimbala

Pop-Urban – Song of the Year
“Buenos Días” – Wisin, Camilo & Los Legendarios
“Envolver” – Anitta
“Experimento” – Myke Towers
“Fiesta” – Farina & Ryan Castro
“La Funka” – Ozuna
“Mama Tetema” – Maluma ft. Raywanny
“MAMIII” – Becky G & Karol G
“Te Felicito” – Shakira & Rauw Alejandro
“Toa La Noche” – CNCO
“TV” – Sebastián Yatra

Pop-Urban/Dance – Song of the Year
“Baila Así” – Play-N-Skillz, Thalía, Becky G & Chiquis
“Bailé Con Mi Ex” – Becky G
“Bendecido” – El Alfa & Farina
“Berlin” – Zion & Lennox & María Becerra
“Despechá” – Rosalía
“El Incomprendido” – Farruko, Víctor Cárdenas & DJ Adoni
“El Teke Teke” – Carlos Vives, Black Eyed Peas & Play-N-Skillz
“Hot” – Daddy Yankee & Pitbull
“Mujeriego” – Ryan Castro
“Quevedo: BZRP Music Sessions, Vol. 52” – Bizarrap & Quevedo

Pop/Ballad – Song of the Year
“A Veces Bien Y A Veces Mal” – Ricky Martin & Reik
“Ahora Sé” – Sin Bandera
“Caja” – Laura Pausini
“Contigo” – Sebastián Yatra & Pablo Alborán
“El Día Que Me Quieras” – Ricardo Montaner
“Ensayando Cómo Pedirte Perdón” – Gloria Trevi
“Estar Enamorado” – Carlos Rivera & Raphael
“Muero” – Kany García & Alejandro Sanz
“Nuestra Balada” – Luis Fonsi
“Respira” – Jesse & Joy

Pop – Group or Duo of the Year
CNCO
Ha*Ash
Jesse & Joy
Maná
Matisse
Mau y Ricky
Morat
Piso 21
Reik
Sin Bandera

Pop – Album of the Year
777 – Piso 21
Clichés – Jesse & Joy
De Adentro Pa Afuera – Camilo
Dharma – Sebastián Yatra
El Amor Que Merecemos – Kany García
Isla Divina – Gloria Trevi
Ley de Gravedad – Luis Fonsi
Leyendas (Edición de Lujo) – Carlos Rivera
Play – Ricky Martin
XOXO – CNCO

Urban – Male Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny
Daddy Yankee
Don Omar
Farruko
J Balvin
Jhayco
Nicky Jam
Ozuna
Rauw Alejandro
Wisin

Urban – Female Artist of the Year
Anitta
Becky G
Elena Rose
Farina
Karol G
María Becerra
Natti Natasha
Nicky Nicole
Rosalía
Tokischa

Urban – Song of the Year
“Deprimida” – Ozuna
“Desesperados” – Rauw Alejandro & Chencho Corleone
“Dos Tragos” – Jay Wheeler
“Envolver” – Anitta
“Moscow Mule” – Bad Bunny
“Nivel De Perreo” – J Balvin & Ryan Castro
“Ojos Rojos” – Nicky Jam
“Provenza” – Karol G
“Remix” – Daddy Yankee
“Sensual Bebé” – Jhayco

Urban – Collaboration of the Year
“Bendecido” – El Alfa & Farina
“Emojis de Corazones” – Wisin, Jhayco, Ozuna & Los Legendarios
“Friki” – Feid & Karol G
“Lo Siento BB:/” – Tainy, Bad Bunny & Julieta Venegas
“Mayor Que Usted” – Natti Natasha, Daddy Yankee & Wisin y Yandel
“Medallo” – Blessd, Justin Quiles & Lenny Tavárez
“Me Porto Bonito” – Bad Bunny & Chencho Corleone
“Nos Comemos” – Tiago PZK & Ozuna
“Problemón” – Álvaro Díaz & Rauw Alejandro
“Una Nota” – J Balvin & Sech

Urban – Album of the Year
Envolver – Anitta
Esquemas – Becky G
La Última Misión – Wisin y Yandel
Las Leyendas Nunca Mueren – Anuel AA
Legendaddy – Daddy Yankee
Lyke Mike – Myke Towers
Motomami – Rosalía
Sauce Boyz 2 – Eladio Carrión
The Love & Sex Tape – Maluma
Un Verano Sin Ti – Bad Bunny

Tropical – Artist of the Year
Carlos Vives
Gente de Zona
Gilberto Santa Rosa
Juan Luis Guerra
Luis Figueroa
Marc Anthony
Olga Tañón
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos
Víctor Manuelle

Tropical – Song of the Year
“La Cantante (Salsa)” – Yahaira Plasencia ft. Ator Untela
“Lao’ a Lao’” – Prince Royce
“Mala” – Marc Anthony
“Sus Huellas” – Romeo Santos
“Todavía Te Espero” – Luis Figueroa

Tropical – Collaboration of the Year
“Baloncito Viejo” – Carlos Vives & Camilo
“El Negrito” – Gente de Zona & Carlos Vives
“Señor Juez” – Ozuna & Anthony Santos
“Si Yo Estoy Loco” – SanLuis & Fonseca
“Te Espero” – Prince Royce & María Becerra
“Vamo’ A Ver Si El Gas Pela” – Víctor Manuelle, Miky Woodz & Marvin Santiago

Tropical – Album of the Year
Cumbiana II – Carlos Vives
De Menor A Mayor – Gente de Zona
De Trulla Con El Combo – El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
Debut T Segunda Tanda, Vol. 1 – Gilberto Santa Rosa
Lado A Lado B – Víctor Manuelle
Luis Figueroa – Luis Figueroa
Mi Muchachita – Elvis Martinez
Pa’lla Voy – Marc Anthony
Resistirá – Milly Quezada
Tañón Pal’ Combo Es Lo Que Hay – Olga Tañón

Regional Mexican – Male Artist of the Year
Adriel Favela
Alfredo Olivas
Carin León
Christian Nodal
Eden Muñoz
El Fantasma
Gerardo Ortiz
Joss Favela
Lenin Ramírez
Pepe Aguilar

Regional Mexican – Female Artist of the Year
Aída Cuevas
Ana Bárbara
Ángela Aguilar
Carolina Ross
Chiquis
Flor de Toloache
Las Marías
Lupita Infante
Majo Aguilar
Yuridia

Regional Mexican – Song of the Year
“Ahí Donde Me Ven” – Ángela Aguilar
“Cómo Te Olvido” – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
“Esta Vida Es Muy Bonita” – Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
“Mis Problemas” – Chiquis
“No Paras De Hacerme Feliz” – La Fiera de Ojinaga
“Ojos Cerrados” – Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga & Carin León
“Otra Noche” – Los Ángeles Azules & Nicki Nicole
“Ya No Somos Ni Seremos” – Christian Nodal
“Ya Solo Eres Mi Ex” – La Adictiva
“Ya Supérame (En Vivo)” – Grupo Firme

Regional Mexican – Collaboration of the Year
“Amores Van y Vienen” – La Nueva Estrategia & La Maquinaria Norteña
“Con Un Botecito A Pecho” – Adriel Favela & Carin León
“En Tu Perra Vida” – Grupo Firme & Lenin Ramírez
“La Sinvergüenza” – Christian Nodal & Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
“Tus Desprecios” – Pepe Aguilar & El Fantasma

Regional Mexican – Grupo o Duo of the Year
Banda Los Recoditos
Banda Los Sebastianes
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey
Grupo Firme
La Adictiva
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
La Fiera de Ojinaga
Los Ángeles Azules
Yahritza y Su Esencia

Regional Mexican – Norteño Song of the Year
“Chale” – Eden Muñoz
“Gato de Madrugada” – Joss Favela
“Míranos Ahora” – Calibre 50
“No” – Alfredo Olivas
“No Paras de Hacerme Feliz” – La Fiera de Ojinaga
“Si Me Duele Que Duela” – Intocable

Regional Mexican – Banda Song of the Year
“Cada Quien” – Grupo Firme & Maluma
“Cómo Te Olvido” – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
“Esta Vida Es Muy Bonita” – Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
“Quiero Amanecer Con Alguien” – Chiquis
“Ya Solo Eres Mi Ex” – La Adictiva

Regional Mexican – Mariachi/Ranchera Song of the Year
“Ahí Donde Me Ven” – Ángela Aguilar
“Amor Ilegal” – Majo Aguilar
“Con Un Botecito A Pecho” – Adriel Favela & Carin León
“Me Hace Tanto Bien” – Yuridia & Eden Muñoz
“Triste” – Chayín Rubio
“Ya No Somos Ni Seremos” – Christian Nodal

Regional Mexican – Sierreña Song of the Year
“Como Antes” – Nathan Galante
“Descansando” – Fuerza Regida
“Híbrido” – Virlán García
“Soy El Único” – Yahritza y Su Esencia
“Un Día Menos” – Grupo Los de Chiwas

Regional Mexican – Album of the Year
A La Medida – Pepe Aguilar
Abeja Reina – Chiquis
Aclarando La Mente – Joss Favela
Enfiestados Y Amanecidos – Grupo Firme
Esta Vida Es Muy Bonita – Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
Forajido EP1 – Christian Nodal
Jalas O No Jalas (Edición Deluxe) – La Fiera de Ojinaga
Me Siento A Todo Dar – Banda Los Recoditos
Prefiero Estar Contigo – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho

Bad Bunny: Spotify’s Most-Streamed Artist for Third Consecutive Year

Bad Bunny is (three) ringing in the New Year with a bang…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican global superstar has generated more than 18.5 billion streams in 2022, landing him the title of Spotify’s top artist for the third year in a row—the first artist ever to claim such an accomplishment.

Bad BunnySpotify celebrated the artist’s success with 1,000 of his biggest fans, collaborators, and supporters in Mexico, the top market to stream his music over the last three years.

Spotify and Rimas (Bad Bunny’s label) joined forces to throw the ultimate after-party at Ragga Club in Mexico City to celebrate the end of his World’s Hottest Tour.

Artists Rauw AlejandropaopaoJowell & RandyCarin LeonDanna PaolaKim LoaizaJuan de Dios PantojaMario BautistaBuscabulla, and Arcángel were among some of the guests toasting Bad Bunny.

The artist even took to the stage in a surprise special performance where he thanked everyone for streaming his music and for celebrating this incredible moment with him. He surprised the crowd with an improvised performance of his hit “Despues de la Playa,” and with acoustic versions of “Neverita,” “Callaita,” and “El Apagon” with the backing of a Dahian El Apechao’s live merengue band.

Bad Bunny, Spotify Three RingsKey to the celebration was the Ring Ceremony, where Jeremy Erlich, Spotify’s Global Head of Music Content, joined Bad Bunny for a celebratory moment on behalf of Spotify.

“Congratulations on the three-peat—the first time any artist is the most streamed for three years in a row,” he shared. “An epic showing for a career-defining year.”

Then, Jeremy presented the artist with three championship-style rings, designed by Jason of Beverly Hills, to symbolize each year he was the top-streamed global artist on Spotify.

Spotify also created five plaques, each representing a Bad Bunny track that has passed the one billion stream mark—“Yonaguni,” “Callaita,” “LA CANCIÓN,” “Te Boté – Remix,” “No Me Conoce – Remix”—and Jeremy presented some of these to him as well.

Bad Bunny’s music hasn’t just made an impact for the artist: It’s also contributed to the growth of reggaeton and trap Latino worldwide. Reggaeton listening grew 147% from 2018-2020, and trap Latino listening grew 187% in the same timeframe. Meanwhile, newcomers are still finding and falling in love with Bad Bunny’s music. Over the past 90 days, 95 million listeners played one of his tracks for the first time, with 51% of those plays occurring outside of Spanish-speaking markets.

What’s more, his fourth studio album, Un Verano Sin Ti, topped the world’s most-streamed album list in 2022, and the rest of his albums continue to have staying power. His first album, X 100PRE, is still ranked in the Top 100 most-streamed albums globally, coming in at slot 68. And out of the six Latin albums in the Top 50 most-streamed albums globally this year, three of them were Bad Bunny’s: Un Verano Sin Ti (#1), YHLQMDLG (#8), and EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO (#21).

Karol G to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammys Awards Show

Karol G is taking the stage at this year’s Latin Grammys

The 31-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter has joined the list of performers for the upcoming Latin Grammys awards show, according to the Latin Recording Academy.

Karol GThe “Provenza” singer appears on roster of new performers that includes Romeo Santos for the show, which will take place on November 17 at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.

Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation scholarship recipients Xavier Cintrón, Valentina Garcia, Nicolle Horbath and Sergio De Miguel Jorquera will also take the stage alongside previously announced performer, Nicky Jam.

Karol G is nominated in three categories including record of the year and song of the year for her and Ovy on the Drums’ “Provenza.”

Romeo Santos is a nominee in the best long-form music video category for his documentary “Romeo Santos: King of Bachata”; and as a member of Aventura, he is nominated for best urban fusion/performance.

They join previously announced artists Banda Los Recoditos, Camilo, Ángela Aguilar, Elvis Costello, Chiquis, Jorge Drexler, Silvana Estrada, Gente de Zona, Goyo, Jesse & Joy, John Legend, Carin León, Los Bukis, Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández, Aymée Nuviola, Julio Reyes Copello, Sin Bandera, Carlos Vives, Sebastián Yatra, Nicole Zignago and the 2022 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, Marco Antonio Solís.

The lineup also boasts Christina Aguilera, who is up for seven awards, Rauw Alejandro, Rosalía, Marc Anthony and Christian Nodal.

The night’s most-nominated artists are Bad Bunny, who has a total of 10 nods, and Mexican-American composer Edgar Barrera, who holds nine.

Additionally, the Academy shared its bill of presenters, which includes Maria Becerra, Becky G, Eden Muñoz and Farina, in addition to Macarena Achaga, Yalitza Aparicio, Cami, Miguel Angel Muñoz, Fonesca, Luis Figueroa, Kany García, Kurt, Ludmilla, Victor Manuelle, Fito Páez, Georgina Rodríguez, Alison Solís, Marla Solís, Luisa Sonza, Tainy and Adrián Uribe.

The 23rd Latin Grammys, which “celebrate the present and embrace the future of Latin music,” will be hosted by current nominee Anitta, Latin-Grammy winners Luis Fonsi and Laura Pausini, and by the Latin Recording Academy’s President’s Award recipient Thalia.

Latin Grammy winner Julio Reyes Copello will be the night’s musical director.

The telecast will air on Univision on November 17, at 8:00 pm ET/PT (7 p.m. CT), and will air on cable channel TNT at 7:00 pm (MEX) / 8:00 pm (PAN-COL) / 9:00 pm (VEN) / 10:00 pm (ARG/CHI/BRAZIL), and on Televisa on Channel 5. The show will also be available on HBO Max in Spanish only.

Rosalía to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammys Awards Show

Rosalía is readying to take Latin music’s biggest stage…

The 30-year-old Spanish Grammy– and Latin Grammy-winning singer and songwriter has been added to the roster of artists set to take center stage at the 23rd annual Latin Grammys on November 17.

RosaliaRosalia is among a new wave of confirmed performers that includes Silvana Estrada, Gente de Zona, Goyo, Los Bukis, Aymée Nuviola, Julio Reyes Copello, Carlos Vives and Nicole Zignago.

Copello, a seven-time nominee, joins the event as musical director of the show’s house band.

At this year’s ceremony, eight-time nominee Rosalía is up for record of the year and album of the year; Vives, a five-time nominee, is up for record of the year and song of the year; Gente de Zona and Nuviola are nominated in the tropical categories; and both Estrada and Zignago, are up for the coveted best new artist.

The newly announced artists set to take the stage join previously announced performers such as Ángela Aguilar, Christina Aguilera, Rauw Alejandro, Marc Anthony, Banda Los Recoditos, Camilo, Elvis Costello, Chiquis, Jorge Drexler, Nicky Jam, Jesse & Joy, John Legend, Carin León, Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández, Christian Nodal, Sin Bandera, Sebastián Yatra, and the 2022 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, Marco Antonio Solís.

The Latin Grammy Awards — which “promise to honor the legacy, celebrate the present and embrace the future of Latin music, with deliberate consciousness, paying-it-forward to the next generations of music creators,” according to a press statement — will be held on November 17 at the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, and will air live on Univision beginning at 8:00 pm ET.

The Latin Grammy Premiere, a non-televised ceremony in which the winners in most categories are announced, will take place before the broadcast.

Christina Aguilera to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammys Awards Show

Christina Aguilera has a date with the Latin Grammys

The 41-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer, actress and television personality has been added to the performers list for this year’s Latin Grammys awards show.

Christina AguileraIn addition to Aguilera, the celebration of the best in Latin music will also feature appearances by new lineup additions Camilo, Elvis Costello, Jorge DrexlerJohn Legend, Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández and Christian Nodal.

They have all been confirmed by the Latin Recording Academy to take the stage at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Thursday, November 17.

The musical acts joined previously announced stars like Ángela Aguilar, Rauw Alejandro, Marc Anthony, Banda Los Recoditos, Chiquis, Nicky Jam, Jesse & Joy, Carin León, Sin Bandera, Sebastián Yatra and the 2022 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, Marco Antonio Solís.

The 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards promise to honor the legacy, celebrate the present and embrace the future of Latin music, with deliberate consciousness, paying it forward to the next generations of music creators.

Univision will air the ceremony on Thursday, November 17 starting at 8:00 pm ET with the red carpet coverage starting an hour earlier.

Bad Bunny leads the nominations list for the 2022 Latin Grammys scoring 10 mentions including Album of the Year for his chart-topping Un Verano Sin Ti. Edgar Barrera was the second most mentioned artist with 9 nods and Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro tied in third with eight nominations.

Carin León to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammy Awards Show

Carin León is preparing to take the Latin Grammys stage…

The Latin Recording Academy have revealed additional performers for the 23rd annual Latin Grammy Awards, with the 33-year-old Mexican singer making the list.

Carin LeonLeon is part of a roster of newly added performers that includes Ángela Aguilar, Marc Anthony, Banda Los Recoditos, Nicky Jam and Sin Bandera — all current nominees and past Latin Grammy winners.

Leon, a first-time Latin Grammy nominee, is nominated for best regional song for “Como Lo Hice Yo.”

Aguilar is nominated for best ranchero/mariachi album for Mexicana Enamorada and best regional song for “Ahí Donde Me Ven.” Marc Anthony is up for four awards including record of the year and album of the Year; previous Latin Grammy winners Banda Los Recoditos are up for best banda album with Me Siento A Todo Dar.

Meanwhile, Latin Grammy winner Nicky Jam is up for best urban song and best reggaeton performance and two-time Latin Grammy winners Sin Bandera are shortlisted for best traditional pop vocal album and best short form music video.

The newly-announced artists set to take the stage join previously announced performers such as Rauw AlejandroChiquisJesse & JoySebastián Yatra, and this year’s Latin Recording Academy Person of the YearMarco Antonio Solís.

The Latin Grammy Awards will be held November 17 at the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, and will air live on Univision beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

The Latin Grammy Premiere, a non-televised ceremony in which the winners in most categories are announced, will take place before the broadcast. Additional details about this ceremony will be announced soon.

Pablo Alborán Teams Up with Carin Leon to Release New Single “Viaje a Ningún Lado”

Pablo Alborán is dipping his toe into Regional Mexican music…

The 33-year-old Spanish musician and singer-songwriter has joined voices with Carin Leon to released the magical collaboration, “Viaje a Ningún Lado.”

Accompanied by a beautiful fusion of acoustic guitars, mariachi and flamenco melodies — and the deep power of interpretation of both singer-songwriters — the lyrics wrap around a story of a love that may have already left, and it’s time to let go.

“I rather you leave now before I start feeling alone with you, before I learn more about you from the things you don’t say, before doubts raise another wall between us,” they sing in the chorus.

The new single will form part of Alborán’s next album La Cuarta Hoja.

J Balvin to Co-Headline New ‘Viva! L.A. Music Festival’ This Summer

J Balvin is ready to Viva Los Angeles

The 36-year-old Colombian reggaetonero will co-headline Viva! L.A., a new, one-day festival set to take place at L.A.’s Dodger Stadium on June 25.

J BalvinThe new festival is being held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Viva! Pomona, an annual festival launched 10 years ago.

Produced by Goldenvoice, the Viva! L.A. Music Festival will also be headlined by Daddy Yankee, Becky G and Kali Uchis.

The multi-genre fest will also feature performances by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Lenin Ramirez, Carin Leon, Tainy, Carla Morrison, Ivy Queen, Cuco, Los Dos Carnales, The Marías, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Chicano Batman, Ed Maverick, Cazzu, La Sonora Dinamita, Lido Piemienta, Eslabon Armado, among many others.

Additionally, the festival will donate $1 of every ticket sold to the Los Angeles-based nonprofit No Us Without You LA, which is committed to feeding L.A.’s undocumented immigrant communities.

Launched in the pandemic, the volunteer-run organization now provides support to “hundreds of food insecure hospitality, day laborers, street vendors and mariachi families.”

Viva! was originally created a decade ago by Rene Contreras who wanted to bring resources to his hometown in Southern California via backyard shows and gigs at local spots. “Viva! goes beyond just a music festival, it has a strong mission of building community and representation, which has led to its cult following that started in L.A. and has since gone global,” according to a press release. “The fest celebrates those often overshadowed immigrants, youth of color, the underserved, the working class in the suburbs, various marginalized communities and artists that have long been pushed out of the larger anglo music arena.”

The Viva! Pomona shows will still continue under the Viva! umbrella.

 

Ticket pre-sale starts Saturday at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets go on sale to the general public later that day at 2 p.m. For ticket and festival information, visit https://vivamusicfestival.com.

 

Adriel Favela Releases Sixth Studio Album “Cosas Del Diablo”

It’s a devilish time for Adriel Favela.

The 29-year-old Mexican American Regional Mexican artist has released his sixth studio album Cosas Del Diablo.

Adriel Favela

It’s Favela’s first album under his recording and production deal with Fonovisa Records, owned by Universal Music Latino.

El Bo,” an infectious corrido-meets-norteño fusion with Sonora-based artist El Bala, was the first single off the album, his first LP release in four years.

On “Oveja Negra,” Favela pens honest and raw lyrics, attesting “I’m no Saint, I don’t like to play, and even though I’m not a bad person, I’m the Devil’s son.”

Corridos and melodious requintos have characterized Favela’s career throughout the years, but in Cosas del Diablo, he also includes catchy Banda tunes “Ray02” and “Bayo 17” with Luis R. Conriquez, and flaunts his vulnerability in heartfelt songs “Lagrimas de Miel” and “Lunes.”

“Corridos do not necessarily talk about negative things, on the contrary,” Favela previously said to Billboard. “My songs are corridos that talk about people’s battles and who have grown as a person.”

Prior to releasing his 15-track set, Favela dropped his Carin Leon-assisted single “Con Un Botecito A Pecho,” a country-tinged mariachi anthem for those who are finally getting over a breakup.

In the track, both artists sing about going out and drinking because they are happy and convinced that they will not get back with their ex.