Edén Muñoz & Manuel Turizo Named Songwriters of the Year at SESAC Latin Music Awards

Edén Muñoz and Manuel Turizo are sharing a special honor…

The 30-year-old Mexican singer, the charismatic lead singer of regional Mexican group Calibre 50, and the 21-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter have both been recognized as Songwriter of the Year at the annual SESAC Latin Music Awards 2021.

Eden Munoz & Manuel Turizo

It’s the first time in awards history that the top award was presented in two categories — Regional Mexican and Pop/Latin Rhythm — and it underscores how both urban and regional Mexican music have taken a front seat in Latin music in the past year.

Muñoz won songwriter of the year in the regional Mexican category for the second time for songs penned both for Calibre 50 (“Barquillero,” “Solo Tú”) and for other groups, including Banda MS (“Cerrando Ciclos”) and Banda Carnaval (“Esta Vez Soy Yo”). All were recognized with SESAC Latina Performance Awards.

Muñoz’s publisher, Dulce María Music, won publisher of the year, Regional Mexican.

Turizo, who often writes with brother Julián and is known for his deep, velvety voice, won songwriter of the year, Pop/Latin Rhythm for the first time with his songs “TBT,” “Quiéreme Mientras Se Pueda,” “Te Quemaste,” “Pegao,” “La Nota” and “No Encuentro Palabras,” which were all recognized with SESAC Latina Performance Awards.

His publisher, Sony Sounds (Sony Music Publishing) won publisher of the year for the sixth consecutive year.

The song of the year award in regional Mexican went to Christian Nodal for “Se Me Olvidó.” The track peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart and spent 23 weeks on the chart.

In the Pop / Latin Rhythm category, song of the year went to Ñengo Flow for “Safaera,” the hit he wrote and performed with Jowell & Randy and Bad Bunny for Bunny’s hit album YHLQMDLG.

The track peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart.

Although these year’s winners will be announced on SESAC’s social media channels and website due to the pandemic, the organization has honored the best in Latin music every year for nearly three decades.

“There is no doubt that music makes our world a better place to enjoy life, helping us overcome any difficult situation like the one we are facing now,” said Celeste Zendejas, vice president of SESAC Latina. “Thanks to all our songwriters for capturing all their experiences and feelings in each song.”

“It has been an exciting year in Latin music, and we are proud to celebrate and honor SESAC Latina’s songwriters’ and publishers’ most performed songs,” said Sam Kling, senior vice president of creative operations, SESAC Rights Management in an official statement. “Their songs have blended genres, transcended eras, and made their way to non-Spanish speaking audiences in unprecedented ways.”

Karol G Leads Pack of Premios Juventud Nominees with 12 Nods

Karol G could be taking home an awards haul at this year’s Premios Juventud

Univision has unveiled the nominees for the 2021 Premios Juventud, with the 30-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter leading with 12 nominations, alongside Camilo.

Karol G

The two Colombian artists are followed by J Balvin and Maluma with 11 nominations, Daddy YankeeLos Dos Carnales and Myke Towers with nine noms, and with eight each, Christian Nodal and Natti Natasha, among other nominees.

Celebrating the “Youth Leading Change in Culture,” the 18th annual awards show will not only reflect the diverse and global growth of Latin music, and recognize “agents of change” in the industry and community, but will also return with a live audience.

“We made history as the first live music awards show during the pandemic and now, we are excited to bring back a live audience to our show that will feature Latin music’s hottest stars, emerging artists, and honor remarkable individuals making their mark in the community and around the globe,” said Ignacio Meyer, SVP of Music, Nonfiction and Development at Univision, in a statement.

This year, Premios Juventud added 14 new categories, including best regional Mexican collaboration, viral track of the year, girl power (best all-female collab), social dance challenge, and helping the fans, to name a few.

Alejandra Espinoza has been confirmed as one of this year’s main hosts, as well as Borja Voces (backstage host) and Gabriel Coronel, Jomari Goyso, Roberto Hernández, Clarissa Molina and Fátima Molina as co-hosts of the “PJ Takeover” preshow.

“Premios Juventud” will air live from Miami’s Watsco Center at 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, July 22, in Miami via Univision.

Fans can vote for their favorite nominees until June 28 via premiosjuventud.com or the Uforia app.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

La Nueva Generación – Femenina
CHESCA DANIELA DARCOURT
ELENA ROSE
KALI UCHIS
LA ROSS MARIA
MARIA BECERRA
NATHY PELUSO
NICKI NICOLE
VF7
YAHAIRA PLASENCIA

La Nueva Generación – Masculina
ALEX ROSE
FRAN ROZZANO
GUAYNAA
JAY WHEELER
KHEA
LLANE
MANNY CRUZ
MATI GÓMEZ
MORA
ROCHY RD

La Nueva Generación Regional Mexicano
ESLABON ARMADO
INGRID CONTRERAS
JESSI URIBE
JUNIOR H
LAS MARÍAS
LOS DOS CARNALES
LOS NUEVOS FEDERALES
MARCA MP
NUEVO ELEMENTO
YEISON JIMENEZ

Mejor Canción Mariachi-Ranchera
“DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
“EL ALUMNO” – JOSS FAVELA & JESSI URIBE
“EL TIEMPO NO PERDONA” – ALEX FERNÁNDEZ
“NO ANDES CON NADIE” – NUEVO ELEMENTO
“PARA NO EXTRAÑARTE TANTO” – ANA BÁRBARA
“POBRE CORAZÓN” – INGRID CONTRERAS
“TE OLVIDÉ” – ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
“TU AMANTE” – YEISON JIMENEZ
“YA NO INSISTAS CORAZÓN” – VICENTE FERNÁNDEZ
“Y SI ME VUELVO A ENAMORAR” – JARY FRANCO

Mejor Canción Regional Mexicana
“BARQUILLERO” – CALIBRE 50
“BORRACHO DE COCHERA” – EL FANTASMA
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“EN OTRO CANAL” – LA FIERA DE OJINAGA
“OTRA BORRACHERA” – GERARDO ORTIZ

Mejor Colaboración Regional Mexicana
“CA…. Y VAGO” – EL FANTASMA FT. LOS DOS CARNALES
“CONTRA MIS PRINCIPIOS” – LENIN RAMÍREZ & REMMY VALENZUELA
“EL GÜERO” – GRUPO FIRME FT. MARCA MP
“SOMOS LOS QUE SOMOS” – LOS 2 DE LA S & BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
“Y LA HICE LLORAR” – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES FT. ABEL PINTOS

Mejor Fusión Regional Mexicana
“100 AÑOS” – CARLOS RIVERA, MALUMA & CALIBRE 50
“BOTELLA TRAS BOTELLA” – GERA MX & CHRISTIAN NODAL
“CUMBIA A LA GENTE” – GUAYNAA & LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
“EL CAMBIO” – CHESCA & GRUPO FIRME
“QUE SE SEPA NUESTRO AMOR” – MON LAFERTE & ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
“TUYO Y MÍO” – CAMILO & LOS DOS CARNALES

La Mezcla Perfecta
“AGUA” – TAINY & J BALVIN
“CARAMELO (REMIX)” – OZUNA, KAROL G & MYKE TOWERS
“CHICA IDEAL” – SEBASTIÁN YATRA & GUAYNAA
“FÚTBOL Y RUMBA” – ANUEL AA FT. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
“HONEY BOO” – CNCO & NATTI NATASHA
“MALA COSTUMBRE” – MANUEL TURIZO & WISIN Y YANDEL
“MI NIÑA (REMIX)” – WISIN, MYKE TOWERS, MALUMA FT. ANITTA & LOS LEGENDARIOS
“PORFA (REMIX)” – FEID, JUSTIN QUILES, J BALVIN FT. MALUMA, NICKY JAM & SECH
“RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
“TITANIC” – KANY GARCÍA & CAMILO

Tropical Mix
“ANTES QUE SALGA EL SOL” – NATTI NATASHA & PRINCE ROYCE
“BEBÉ” – CAMILO & EL ALFA
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“TÚ VAS A TENER QUE EXPLICARME (REMIX)” – LA ROSS MARIA & ROMEO SANTOS
“VÍCTIMAS LAS DOS” – VÍCTOR MANUELLE & LA INDIA

Colaboración OMG
“BAILA CONMIGO” – SELENA GOMEZ & RAUW ALEJANDRO
“BEAUTIFUL BOY” – KAROL G, LUDACRIS & EMILEE
“DEL MAR” – OZUNA, DOJA CAT & SIA
“HAWÁI (REMIX)” – MALUMA & THE WEEKND
“MAMACITA” – BLACK EYED PEAS, OZUNA & J. REY SOUL
“ME GUSTA” – ANITTA FT. CARDI B & MYKE TOWERS
“TKN” – ROSALÍA & TRAVIS SCOTT
“TOP GONE” – LIL MOSEY & LUNAY
“UN DÍA (ONE DAY)” – J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY & TAINY
“X” – JONAS BROTHERS FT. KAROL G

Track Viral Del Año (Canción con el ascenso más rápido en social media)
“CON TUS BESOS” – ESLABON ARMADO
“DÁKITI” – BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“HAWÁI” – MALUMA
“LA JEEPETA (REMIX)” – NIO GARCIA, ANUEL AA, MYKE TOWERS, BRRAY & JUANKA
“RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
“TÚ” – CARIN LEÓN
“VIDA DE RICO” – CAMILO

Artista De La Juventud Masculino
BAD BUNNY
CAMILO
CHRISTIAN NODAL
DADDY YANKEE
EL FANTASMA
J BALVIN
LUNAY
MALUMA
MYKE TOWERS
PRINCE ROYCE

Artista De La Juventud Femenino
BECKY G
CAZZU
CHIQUIS
FARINA
KANY GARCÍA
KAROL G
MARIAH ANGELIQ
NATHY PELUSO
NATTI NATASHA
ROSALÍA

Grupo o Dúo Favorito Del Año
CALIBRE 50
CNCO
GRUPO FIRME
LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
LOS DOS CARNALES
MAU Y RICKY
N’KLABE
PISO 21
REIK
ZION Y LENNOX

Álbum Del Año
ALTER EGO – PRINCE ROYCE
DÉJÀ VU – CNCO
EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO – BAD BUNNY
KG0516 – KAROL G
LOS LEGENDARIOS 001 – LOS LEGENDARIOS
MESA PARA DOS – KANY GARCÍA
MIS MANOS – CAMILO
MUNAY – PEDRO CAPÓ
PAPI JUANCHO – MALUMA
UNA NIÑA INÚTIL – CAZZU

Álbum Regional Mexicano Del Año
AL ESTILO RANCHERON – LOS DOS CARNALES
AYAYAY! – CHRISTIAN NODAL
CARTELES – EL FANTASMA
DE BUENOS AIRES PARA EL MUNDO – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
DESPUÉS DE HOY – NETO BERNAL
EL TRABAJO ES LA SUERTE – BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
EN OTRO CANAL – LA FIERA DE OJINAGA
NOS DIVERTIMOS LOGRANDO LO IMPOSIBLE – GRUPO FIRME
SIN PERDER EL ESTILO – LENIN RAMÍREZ
VAMOS BIEN – CALIBRE 50

Canción Del Año
“CARAMELO (REMIX)” – OZUNA, KAROL G & MYKE TOWERS
“CARITA DE INOCENTE” – PRINCE ROYCE
“DÁKITI” – BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“HAWÁI” – MALUMA
“MI NIÑA” – LOS LEGENDARIOS, WISIN & MYKE TOWERS
“SI ME DICES QUE SÍ” – REIK, FARRUKO & CAMILO
“TU VENENO” – J BALVIN

El Traffic Jam
“ADMV” – MALUMA
“BAILA CONMIGO” – SELENA GOMEZ & RAUW ALEJANDRO
“BANDIDO” – MYKE TOWERS & JUHN
“BICHOTA” – KAROL G
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“FIEL” – LOS LEGENDARIOS, WISIN & JHAY CORTEZ
“LA TÓXICA” – FARRUKO
“RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
“SE ME OLVIDÓ” – CHRISTIAN NODAL
“VIDA DE RICO” – CAMILO

La Más Pegajosa
“ANTES QUE SALGA EL SOL” – NATTI NATASHA & PRINCE ROYCE
“AY, DIOS MÍO!” – KAROL G
“BORRACHO DE COCHERA” – EL FANTASMA
“CHICA IDEAL” – SEBASTIÁN YATRA & GUAYNAA
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“DIOSA” – MYKE TOWERS
“HAWÁI” – MALUMA
“ROPA CARA” – CAMILO
“TE VOLVERÍA A ELEGIR” – CALIBRE 50
“VACÍO” – LUIS FONSI & RAUW ALEJANDRO

Girl Power
“ANIMAL” – MARIA BECERRA & CAZZU
“¡AQUÍ YO MANDO!” – KALI UCHIS & RICO NASTY
“EL CONSEJO” – ANA BÁRBARA & PAQUITA LA DEL BARRIO
“EL MAKINON” – KAROL G & MARIAH ANGELIQ
“LA MUJER” – MON LAFERTE & GLORIA TREVI
“LAS NENAS” – NATTI NATASHA, CAZZU, FARINA FT. LA DURACA
“LO VAS A OLVIDAR” – BILLIE EILISH & ROSALÍA
“RAM PAM PAM” – NATTI NATASHA & BECKY G
“SE PORTABA MAL” – KANY GARCÍA & MON LAFERTE
“TICK TOCK” – THALIA, FARINA & SOFÍA REYES

La Coreo Más Hot
“BALADA PARA PERREAR” – LAS VILLA
“BICHOTA” – KAROL G
“ENCHULE” – RAUW ALEJANDRO
“LA BURBUJA” – MALUMA
“PROBLEMA” – DADDY YANKEE

Social Dance Challenge
“BICHOTA” – KAROL G
“LAS NENAS” – NATTI NATASHA, CAZZU, FARINA FT. LA DURACA
“PAPÁS” – MAU Y RICKY
“ROPA CARA” – CAMILO
“SE TE NOTA” – LELE PONS & GUAYNAA

Video Con El Mensaje Más Poderoso
“CUANDO ESTÉS AQUÍ” – PABLO ALBORÁN
“CUENTA CONMIGO” – MIKE BAHÍA, LLANE, PJ SIN SUELA FT. MOZART LA PARA
“GIRASOLES” – LUIS FONSI
“TAN BONITA” – PISO 21
“UN DÍA (ONE DAY)” – J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY & TAINY

Quiero Más
ALEJANDRA CAPETILLO & ANA PAULA CAPETILLO
ARIEL FOCUS
DOMELIPA
FRIDA SOFÍA
IRINA BAEVA
JAVIERR
JOSÉ EDUARDO DERBEZ
KUNNO
MICHELLE SALAS
SEBASTIÁN RULLI

Juntos Encienden Mis Redes
ANGELIQUE BOYER & SEBASTIÁN RULLI
CAMILO & EVALUNA
CHRISTIAN NODAL & BELINDA
GUAYNAA & LELE PONS
KIMBERLY LOAIZA & JUAN DE DIOS PANTOJA
NATTI NATASHA & RAPHY PINA

Ayudando A Sus Fans
BECKY G
DEMI LOVATO
J BALVIN
RICKY MARTIN
SELENA GOMEZ

Mejor LOL
ABELARDO CAMPUZANO
IMARAY ULLOA
JAVIER HALA MADRID
MARIO AGUILAR
MRCHUY0123

Influencer Con Causa
ARTURO ISLAS ALLENDE
JUANPA ZURITA
PAOLA ZURITA
SANTI MARATEA
YALITZA APARICIO

El Más Trendy
CAMILO
J BALVIN
KALI UCHIS
KAROL G
SOFÍA REYES

Christian Nodal to Launch 2021 “Botella Tras Botella” U.S. Tour in September

Christian Nodal will be popping bottles in the U.S.

The 22-year-old Mexican singer has announced the dates for his 2021 “Botella Tras Botella” U.S. tour with special guest Gera MX.

Christian Nodal

Produced by Live Nation, Nodal will kick off his series of concerts on September 14 at Las Vegas’ Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood.

The Regional Mexican is scheduled to wrap his tour on December 19 at Phoenix’s Arizona Federal Theatre.

Nodal, who will be joined by special guest Gera MX, will make pit stops in cities such as Orlando, Nashville, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Chicago, to name a few.

“I’m excited to announce that we’re finally going back on tour in the U.S. and that we’ll finally see each other to enjoy unforgettable moments,” he tells Billboard.

The tour was coined after his and Gera’s country-meets-hip-hop collaboration “Botella Tras Botella,” which made Billboard history as the first Regional Mexican title to enter the Hot 100 in its almost 63-year history.

The song, born during a carne asada hangout in the midst of the pandemic, tells the story of a man who’s hanging out with his bros but can’t get over his ex and breakup. “It did not have a marketing strategy or a plan. It has soul,” Mexican rapper Gera previously told Billboard.

Nodal’s “Botella Tras Botella” tour comes on the heels of his and Belinda’s engagement announcement on May 25. The couple will also debut their first-ever collaboration this week as the theme song of Univision’s Si Nos Dejan.

Tickets will go on sale at 12:00 pm local time on Friday, June 4 via Ticketmaster.com.

Here’s the full list of U.S. dates:

Sept. 14 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
Nov. 12 – Orlando, Fla. @ Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 13 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Gas South Arena
Nov. 14 – Nashville, Tenn. @ TPAC
Nov. 19 – Dallas, Texas @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Nov. 20 – Hidalgo, Texas @ Payne Arena
Nov. 21 – Houston, Texas @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Nov. 24 – San Antonio, Texas @ Freeman Coliseum
Nov. 26 – Chicago, Ill. @ Rosemont Theatre
Nov. 28 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Dec. 3 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Performance Venue at Hollywood Park
Dec. 4 – San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
Dec. 5 – Oakland, Calif. @ Paramount Theatre-Oakland
Dec. 10 – Reno, Nev. @ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Dec .12 – Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center
Dec. 17 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center
Dec. 18 – El Paso, Texas @ UTEP Don Haskins Center
Dec. 19 – Phoenix, Az. @ Arizona Federal Theatre

Christian Nodal Wins Three Prizes at iHeartRadio Music Awards

Christian Nodal is celebrating a memorable night…

The 22-year-old Mexican singer, a three-time Latin Grammy winner, picked up three awards at Thursday night’s iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Christian Nodal

Nodal’s picked up the awards for Regional Mexican Album of the Year (AYAYAY!), Regional Mexican Song of the Year (“Se Me Olvidó”), and Regional Mexican Artist of the Year.

Nodal had previously won two iHeartRadio Music Awards in 2018.

Bad Bunny continues his winning ways with YHLQMDLG.

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican superstar’s Grammy-winning album was named The Latin Pop/Reggaeton Album of the Year.

Karol G’s insta-hit single “Tusa,” featuring Nicky Minaj, was named Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song of the Year.

J Balvin was named Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year, while Rauw Alejandro won the Best New Latin Artist prize.

In the non-Latin categories, Jhene Aiko was the sole Latinx winner…

The 33-year-old part-Spanish and part-Dominican American singer’s Grammy-nominated album Chilombo won the R&B Album of the Year.

Here are the winners:

Song of the Year:
WINNER: “Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd

Female Artist of the Year:
WINNER: Dua Lipa

Male Artist of the Year:
WINNER: The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year:
WINNER: Dan + Shay

Best Collaboration:
WINNER: “Savage” (Remix) – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

Best New Pop Artist:
WINNER: Doja Cat

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
WINNER: “Level of Concern” – twenty one pilots

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
WINNER: twenty one pilots

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:
WINNER: Powfu

Rock Song of the Year:
WINNER: “Shame Shame” – Foo Fighters

Rock Artist of the Year:
WINNER: The Pretty Reckless

Country Song of the Year:
WINNER: “The Bones” – Maren Morris

Country Artist of the Year:
WINNER: Luke Bryan

Best New Country Artist:
WINNER: Gabby Barrett

Dance Song of the Year:
WINNER: “Roses” (Imanbek Remix) – SAINt JHN

Dance Artist of the Year:
WINNER: Marshmello

Hip-Hop Song of the Year:
WINNER: “The Box” – Roddy Ricch

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
WINNER: Roddy Ricch

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:
WINNER: Roddy Ricch

R&B Song of the Year:
WINNER: “Go Crazy” – Chris Brown & Young Thug

R&B Artist of the Year:
WINNER: H.E.R.

Best New R&B Artist:
WINNER: Snoh Aalegra

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song of the Year:
WINNER: “Tusa” – KAROL G & Nicki Minaj

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year:
WINNER: J Balvin

Best New Latin Artist:
WINNER: Rauw Alejandro

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
WINNER: “Se Me Olvidó” – Christian Nodal

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:
WINNER: Christian Nodal

Producer of the Year:
WINNER: Max Martin

Songwriter of the Year:
WINNER: Ashley Gorley

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
WINNER: “Adore You” – Harry Styles

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
WINNER: “Juice” (Lizzo) – Harry Styles cover

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category
WINNER: #BTSARMY – BTS

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category
WINNER: “Dynamite” – BTS

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo

Favorite Music Video Choreography: *Socially Voted Category
WINNER: BTS – Son Sung Deuk

TikTok Bop of the Year (New Category): *Socially Voted Category
WINNER: “Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd

Pop Album of the Year
WINNER: Taylor Swift – Folklore

Alternative Rock Album of the Year
WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly – Tickets to My Downfall

Rock Album of the Year
WINNER: AC/DC – Power Up

Country Album of the Year
WINNER: Luke Combs – What You See Ain’t Always What You Get

Dance Album of the Year
WINNER: Diplo – Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley, Chapter 1: Snake Oil

Hip-Hop Album of the Year
WINNER: Lil Baby – My Turn

R&B Album of the Year
WINNER: Jhene Aiko – Chilombo

Regional Mexican Album of the Year
WINNER: Christian Nodal – AYAYAY!

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Album of the Year
WINNER: Bad Bunny – YHLQMDLG

Christian Nodal Teams Up with Belinda to Record First-Ever Collab, the Theme to Univision’s “Si Nos Dejan”

Christian Nodal’s next collaboration is very close to his heart…

The 22-year-old Mexican singer is preparing to unveil his first-ever collaboration with his love, Belinda.

Christian Nodal, Belinda,

The Regional Mexican star and renowned pop songstress are behind the theme song of Univision’s upcoming telenovela Si Nos Dejan, bringing to life a new version of José Alfredo Jiménez’s mariachi-bolero classic of the same name.

Nodeli,” as they are referred to by fans, recorded the song in Spain and will be released as a single, Billboard can confirm.

The lovebirds met in 2020 on the set of TV Azteca‘s La Voz and even sealed their relationship with matching tattoos. “Si Nos Dejan” is their first collaborative effort.

 

Si Nos Dejan, starring Mayrín Villanueva, Marcus Ornellas and Alexis Ayala and marking Gaby Spanic’s novela comeback, premieres at 9:00 pm ET on June 1 via Univision.

Gera MX & Christian Nodal’s “Botella Tras Botella” Makes Billboard Hot 100 History

Gera MX is making history…

The 27-year-old Mexican rapper’s Christian Nodal-assisted singer “Botella Tras Botella” is the first Regional Mexican title to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart in its almost 63-year history.

Gera MX & Christian Nodal

The track, which was released on April 23rd via Virgin Music México, laces both of the singers’ genres.

The breakup song, which has become a phenomenon, was produced by Erick Gutierrez Cervantes and Edgar Barrera. The country-tinged, acoustic ranchera features hip-hop beats.

“Botella Tras Botella” was born during a carne asada hang out in the midst of the pandemic.

“Christian and I live in the same residential, and one day he rode his bike to my house to hang out. I still can’t believe that Nodal, this huge artist that everyone knows, rides a bike to my house. That’s when I knew he was part of la raza,” Gera expresses. “He played the melody on the guitar and I just knew that this was the song. We hit the studio, turned our feelings into lyrics, and here it is. We weren’t even looking for it,” he continues.

The song also debuts at No. 3 on Hot Latin Songs and in the top 10 on both Global charts: No. 4 on Billboard Global Excl. U.S. and No. 9 on Billboard Global 200.

As for the song’s massive success on social media and digital platforms, Gera owes it all to a real friendship and the heart.

“This song did not have a marketing strategy or a plan. It has soul,” he says. “I wrote it thinking about someone very important to me and people can tell that it hurt me a lot. I can’t find any other explanation and it’s beautiful. You’re not only showing off your artistic side but also your human side.”

Alejandro Fernandez Announces 19-Date U.S. Leg of “Hecho en México” Tour

Alejandro Fernandez is rarin’ to get back on the road…

After a more than 12-month hiatus that saw him interrupt his tour mid-start, the 49-year-old Mexican superstar has announced a 19-date U.S. tour.

Alejandro Fernandez

It’ll see him performing with 25 people onstage, including his full band, his Mexican mariachi, special guests Christian Nodal and his son, Alex Fernández, as well as a handful of guests in different cities.

The “Hecho en México” tour, so named after Fernández’s Grammy-nominated album (out on Universal Music Latin), kicks off on September 10 in Reno, and ends October 24 in Phoenix.

The tour is presented by Live Nation, and tickets go on sale on April 16 at 10:00 am on Ticketmaster.

The tour will play to full capacity venues, says Luana Pagani, a partner in Seitrack, Fernandez’s management team. For these venues, it translates to 5,800 people at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden to nearly 15,000 at The Forum in Los Angeles.

“Nothing is ‘normal’ yet in terms of venues, but we understand all venues will follow their protocols, and we will as well,” says Pagani.

All visa and work requirements for Fernández and his musicians have already been cleared, and Fernandez will also perform at the Latin American Music Awards April 15.

For Fernandez, the import of his tour announcement is not lost, especially as one of Latin music’s biggest stars, as the scion of one of Mexico’s most prominent musical families (his father is Vicente Fernández), and as the spokesperson of Families Belong Together. The campaign of the National Domestic Workers Alliance works to end family separation, and will receive a portion of the tours’ proceeds.

“We lost a lot of people in this pandemic — fiends, family,” Fernández tells Billboard. “So the most important thing is we’re coming back properly, doing things right and with a very important message after all that’s happened, which is thanking God that we’re alive.”

Fernández, a prolific touring act, is known — like his father — for his bravura performances that are long on time and high on quality.

For “Hecho en México,” he is upping the ante by touring for the first time ever with his son, Alex Fernández, who is 25 and signed to Sony. The prospect recalls Fernández’s own stage debut alongside his father, when he was only six years old.

However, says Fernández, “I only started to tour when I was 18, so we’re not that far apart. Alex is a good kid. He’s dedicated and professional. He’s seen how my father works, and he’s seen how I work, and he’s responsible. He’s hungry to do things right.”

Fernández will also invite rising ranchero/norteño star Christian Nodal as a special guest on at least three tour stops. The two became close after recording the hit “Duele” together. It was the kind of cross-generational collaboration Fernández had not done before in Mexican music.

Fernández, that rare artist who’s able to navigate easily between traditional pop and traditional regional Mexican music, had most often collaborated with pop acts, and in his concerts he tends to mix styles and outfits to represent his two styles of music.

Partnering with Nodal, and also with Edén Muñoz of Calibre 50, who will be a guest in at least one show, highlights a new generation of Mexican music starts that are propelling the music forward.

“There’s a resurging interest for Mexican music,” agrees Fernández. “In fact, I’ll be singing some of my pop material, but in more Mexican arrangements.”

Fernández will also perform the entire tour dressed in the traditional formal charro garb that includes the broad-rimmed hat, tight decorated pants and a short fitted jacket.

That’s good news for Mexican fans, who are expected to fly in from Mexico to see Fernández’s shows, particularly on the West Coast. The month of September, which has traditionally drawn Mexican tourists to Las Vegas for the many Latin music performances that take place there as part of Mexican Independence, is expected to see a surge in travel, as concerts have not restarted in Mexico.

“Last year I had played Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City and a couple of dates in Guadalajara and then we had to put everything on hold,” says Fernández. “This will be an epic return.”

Here are the dates and venues for the “Hecho En Mexico” tour:

*with Alex Fernandez
+with Christian Nodal

Fri, Sept. 10 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Theatre^
Sat, Sept. 11 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center*
Sun, Sept. 12 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center*
Wed, Sept. 15 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena*
Fri, Sept. 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Rio Rancho Events Center*
Sat, Sept. 18 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center*
Fri, Sept. 24 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land*
Sun, Sept. 26 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena*
Thurs, Sept. 30 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Fri, Oct. 1 – New York, NY – Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Sun, Oct. 3 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
Tues, Oct. 5 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
Fri, Oct. 8 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
Sat, Oct. 9 – Hidalgo, TX – Payne Arena*
Sun, Oct. 10 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center*
Fri, Oct. 15 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose+
Sat, Oct. 16 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena+
Fri, Oct. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum+
Sun, Oct. 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre*

Karol G Ties J Balvin for Most Latin American Music Awards Nominations with Nine

Karol G is on Cloud Nine

The 30-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer/songwriter leads the pack of 2021 Latin American Music Awards alongside J Balvin, with nine nods each.

Karol G

Karol G and J Balvin are both up for artist of the year, sharing the category with Anuel AA, Bad Bunny, Christian Nodal, Eslabon Armado, Maluma, Ozuna and Sech.

Bad Bunny follows with eight nominations — including artist, song, album and social collaboration of the year — while Ozuna is recognized with seven nominations, including artist and collaboration of the year, favorite video and virtual concert.

In a sign of the times, the Latin AMAs have added the brand new category favorite virtual concert of the year, as most concerts have gone virtual due to the ongoing global pandemic. As with all Latin AMAs categories, winners will be determined by fan voting.

Nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including streaming, sales, airplay and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners MRC Data and Next Big Sound for data covering the periods of January 17, 2020, through January 21, 2021.

The 2021 Latin AMAs will take place on April 15 live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Latin AMAs return after the show went on hiatus in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The sixth annual ceremony will be broadcast on Telemundo starting at 7:00 pm ET with the red-carpet pre-show followed at 8:00 pm ET by the awards show.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Artist of the Year
• Anuel AA
• Bad Bunny
• Christian Nodal
• Daddy Yankee
• Eslabon Armado
• J Balvin
• Karol G
• Maluma
• Ozuna
• Sech

New Artist of the Year
• Camilo
• Eslabon Armado
• Los Dos Carnales
• Myke Towers
• Natanael Cano
• Rauw Alejandro

Song of the Year
• Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola”
• Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin – “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”
• Karol G, Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”
• Maluma & The Weeknd – “Hawái”

Album of the Year
• Anuel AA – Emmanuel
• Bad Bunny – YHLQMDLG
• J Balvin – Colores
• Natanael Cano – Corridos Tumbados

Favorite Artist – Female
• Anitta
• Becky G
• Karol G
• Natti Natasha
• Shakira

Favorite Artist – Male
• Anuel AA
• Bad Bunny
• Christian Nodal
• J Balvin
• Maluma
• Ozuna

Favorite Duo or Group
• Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
• Eslabon Armado
• Jowell & Randy
• Reik

Favorite Artist – Pop
• Camilo
• Enrique Iglesias
• Luis Fonsi
• Ricky Martin
• Shakira

Favorite Album – Pop
• Camilo – Por Primera Vez
• Kali Uchis – Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios)
• Pedro Capó – Munay
• Reik – Ahora

Favorite Song – Pop
• Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna + J.Rey Soul – “Mamacita”
• Camilo – “Favorito”
• Reik, Farruko, Camilo – “Si Me Dices Que Sí”
• Ricky Martin – “Tiburones”
• Shakira & Anuel AA – “Me Gusta”

Favorite Solo Artist – Regional Mexican
• Carin Leon
• Christian Nodal
• El Fantasma
• Junior H
• Lenin Ramírez
• Natanael Cano

Regional Mexican, Favorite Duo or Group
• Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
• Eslabon Armado
• Los Ángeles Azules
• Los Dos Carnales

Favorite Album – Regional Mexican
• Christian Nodal – Ayayay!
• Eslabon Armado – Tu Veneno Mortal
• Junior H – Atrapado En Un Sueño
• Natanael Cano – Corridos Tumbados

Favorite Song – Regional Mexican
• Banda Los Sebastianes de Mazatlán, Sinaloa – “En Eso No Quedamos”
• Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga & Snoop Dogg – “Qué Maldición”
• Lenin Ramírez featuring Grupo Firme – “Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo”
• Los Dos Carnales – “El Envidioso”
• Natanael Cano – “Amor Tumbado”

Favorite Artist – Urban
• Anuel AA
• Bad Bunny
• J Balvin
• Karol G

Favorite Album – Urban
• Anuel AA – Emmanuel
• Bad Bunny – Las Que No Iban a Salir
• J Balvin – Colores

Favorite Song – Urban
• Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola”
• Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin – “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”
• Karol G & Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”
• Maluma & The Weeknd – “Hawái”
• Ozuna x Karol G x Myke Towers – “Caramelo”

Favorite Artist – Tropical
• Marc Anthony
• Prince Royce
• Romeo Santos
• Silvestre Dangond

Favorite Album – Tropical
• Carlos Vives – Cumbiana
• Gloria Estefan – Brazil305
• Prince Royce – Alter Ego

Favorite Song – Tropical
• Alex Bueno & Romeo Santos – “Nuestro Amor”
• Carlos Vives – “No Te Vayas”
• Kyen?Es? – “El Carnaval de Celia: A Tribute”
• Prince Royce – “Carita de Inocente”
• Víctor Manuelle & Wisin – “Boogaloo

Favorite Artist – Crossover
• Black Eyed Peas
• Dua Lipa
• Ne-Yo
• Snoop Dogg
• The Weeknd

Collaboration of the Year
• Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga & Snoop Dogg– “Qué Maldición”
• Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin – “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”
• Karol G, Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”
• Lenin Ramírez featuring Grupo Firme – “Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo”
• Ozuna x Karol G x Myke Towers – “Caramelo”
• Reik, Farruko, Camilo – “Si Me Dices Que Sí”

Social Artist of the Year
• Anitta
• Bad Bunny
• Cardi B
• Daddy Yankee
• J Balvin
• Jennifer Lopez
• Karol G
• Lali
• Selena Gomez
• Shakira

Favorite Video
• Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga & Snoop Dogg– “Qué Maldición”
• Christian Nodal & Ángela Aguilar – “Dime Cómo Quieres”
• David Bisbal & Carrie Underwood – “Tears Of Gold”
• Ozuna, Doja Cat & Sia – “Del Mar”
• Rosalía & Travis Scott – “TKN”
• Selena Gomez – “De Una Vez”

Favorite Virtual Concert
• Alejandro Sanz y Juanes – “#LaGiraSeQuedaEnCasa”
• Carlos Vives – “#NoTeVayasDeTuCasa”
• Juan Luis Guerra – “Privé”
• Juanes & La Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá – “Concierto Sinfónico Virtual – #VolverteAVer”
• Marco Antonio Solís – “Serenata a las Madres MÁS En-Cantadoras”
• Ozuna – “#Latinosunidos”
• Pepe Aguilar, Ángela Aguilar, Leonardo Aguilar – “Mexicano Hasta Los Huesos”
• RBD – “Ser o Parecer 2020”
• Sebastián Yatra – “SOSFest”
• Yandel – “Goodbye 2020”

Bad Bunny: This Year’s Big Premio Lo Nuestro Winner

It’s a night to remember for Bad Bunny

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer proved to be the big winner at Thursday night’s Premio Lo Nuestro awards show.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny took home seven awards, including Premio Lo Nuestro Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for YHLQMDLG, bringing his career total to 13.

Camilo picked up five awards, including New Artist Male and Pop – Artist of the Year.

They’re the first Premio Lo Nuestro wins of the 26-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter’s career.

Grupo Firme took home five awards…

The Mexican group’s wins include Regional Mexican – Song of the Year and Regional Mexican – Collaboration of the Year for their hit single Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo (En Vivo)”featuring Lenin Ramírez, who won three awards.

Karol G was the night’s top female winner…

In addition to winning Urban – Female Artist of the Year, the 30-year-old Colombian singer won in the Song of the Year and Urban – Collaboration of the Year categories for her hit single “Tusa,”featuring Nicki Minaj.

Other multiple award winners include Romeo Santos (3), Christian Nodal (2), Farruko (2), Reik (2) and Maluma (2).

The annual awards show was broadcast live from Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena.

Here’s the full winners list:

Regional Mexican – Song of the Year
“Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo (En Vivo)” – Lenin Ramírez Ft. Grupo Firme

Pop- Song Of The Year
“ADMV” – Maluma

Premio Lo Nuestro Artist Of The Year
Bad Bunny

Album Of The Year
YHLQMDLG – Bad Bunny

Song Of The Year
TUSA – Karol G & Nicki Minaj

New Artist Female
Nicki Nicole

New Artist Male
Camilo

Remix Of The Year
La Jeepeta (Remix) – Nio Garcia, Anuel, Myke Towers, Brray & Juanka

“Crossover” Collaboration of the Year
Un Día (One Day) – J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny ft. Tainy

Video of the Year
Tkn – Rosalía & Travis Scott

Pop – Artist of the Year
Camilo

Pop – Collaboration of the Year
Si Me Dices Que Sí – Reik, Farruko & Camilo

Pop – Group or Duo of the Year
CNCO

Pop – Album of the Year
Por Primera Vez – Camilo

Pop/Ballad – Song of the Year
ADMV – Maluma

Urban – Female Artist of the Year
Karol G

Urban – Male Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny

Urban – Song of the Year
La Difícil – Bad Bunny

Urban – Collaboration of the Year
Tusa – Karol G & Nicki Minaj

Urban – Album of the Year
YHLQMDLG – Bad Bunny

Urban/Pop – Song of the Year
Si Me Dices Que Sí – Reik, Farruko & Camilo

Urban/Trap – Song of the Year
Vete – Bad Bunny

Tropical – Artist of the Year
Romeo Santos

Tropical – Song of the Year
La Mejor Versión De Mi – Natti Natasha & Romeo Santos

Tropical – Collaboration of the Year
Nuestro Amor – Alex Bueno & Romeo Santos

Regional Mexican – Artist of the Year
Christian Nodal

Regional Mexican – Collaboration of the Year
Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo (En Vivo) – Lenin Ramírez Ft. Grupo Firme

Regional Mexican – Group or Duo Of The Year
Grupo Firme

Regional Mexican – Sierreña Song of the Year
El Güero – Marca MP

Regional Mexican – Banda Song of the Year
Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo (En Vivo) – Lenin Ramírez Ft. Grupo Firme

Regional Mexican – Norteño Song of the Year
El Envidioso – Los Dos Carnales

Regional Mexican – Mariachi/Ranchera Song of the Year
Se Me Olvidó – Christian Nodal

Regional Mexican – Cumbia Song of the Year
Tú Y Yo – Raymix & Paulina Rubio

Regional Mexican – Album of the Year
En Vivo Desde Anaheim, Ca – Grupo Firme

Angela Aguilar Becomes Youngest Act on a Lead Role to Earn No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with Christian Nodal Collab “Dime Como Quieres”

She’s only 17, but Angela Aguilar is already making her mark in the Latin music world…

The collaboration between Christian Nodal and the 17-year-old Mexican American singer, “Dime Como Quieres,” has risen 2-1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated January 30.

Angela Aguilar

In the process, Aguilar becomes the youngest female act on a lead role to achieve the feat. She concurrently picks up her first No. 1 on any Latin airplay chart while Nodal captures his 10th on Latin Airplay.

“The truth is that I received the news in the most quotidian way,” Aguilar tells Billboard. “I was having breakfast with my family, huevos en salsa, surrounded by many dogs. It was a very nice surprise, a great privilege, a great honor that I was not expecting to receive at such a young age.”

“Dime Como Quieres” jumps from the runner-up slot with 13% increase in audience impressions, to 8 million, earned in the week ending January 24, according to MRC Data. The song, which debuted in the top 20 in November and earned Aguilar her first entry, leads the list in its 10th frame. It’s Nodal’s fourth consecutive No. 1 and 10th overall.

“Chris and I had worked together on the Jaripeo Sin Fronteras tour, my father invited him to open the concert for us,” Aguilar remembers. “We have known each other for four or five years now so it was a genuine experience: a friend asking a friend to record a song. He sent my father a song telling him that something was missing from his album and that he believed that something was me. So, we got in touch, changed a few arrangements but always respecting his expectations. I think it changed how people of this generation see music.”

Notably, Aguilar is just the sixth female act on a lead role to rule Regional Mexican Airplay since the chart’s inception in 1994. She joins Selena, Pilar Montenegro, Alicia Villarreal, Jenni Rivera and Graciela Beltrán.

Aguilar, likewise, takes the baton as just the second female act on a lead role to pick-up her first No. 1 with first entry. Pilar Montenegro captured her first leader on a first try with “Quítame Ese Hombre” in March 2002.

At 17-years-old, she concurrently is the youngest female act in a lead role to reach No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay. The late Selena secured her first Regional Mexican No. 1 with the five-week leader “No Me Queda Más” in 1994, she was 23, three months prior to her death.

Here’s a look at the female leaderboard:

Artist, Title, Debut/Peak Date, Age
Selena, “No Me Queda Más,” Dec. 3, 1994, 23-years-old
Pilar Montenegro, “Quítame Ese Hombre,” March 23, 2002, 29-years-old
Alicia Villarreal, “Soy Tu Mujer,” August 14, 2004, 32-years-old
Jenni Rivera, “De Contrabando,” June 3, 2006, 37-years-old
Graciela Beltrán, “Es Cosa De El,” May 5, 2007, 32 -ears-old
Ángela Aguilar, “Dime Como Quieres,” with Christian Nodal, Jan. 30, 2021, 17-years-old

About the collaboration Aguilar adds: “Not being able to see each other or record together and brainstorm ideas about the video was a bit challenging. Due to the current situation, I was in Zacatecas and he was in Guadalajara. It was a bit difficult because, especially for a collaboration, one wants to have that energy, that vibe, and feel that the job is well done, and at a distance it was defiant.”