Christian Nodal Announces Pa’l Cora Tour Across United States

Christian Nodal is preparing to trek across the United States. 

The 25-year-old Mexican singer and songwriter, one of the most sought-after artists worldwide within the booming regional Mexican music scene, has announced his Pa’l Cora Tour 2024 in the U.S.

Christian NodalThe mariacheño superstar will kick off his 25-date arena tour in Seattle on September 11, which will see him making stops in major cities such as Los Angeles, Denver, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Newark, Brooklyn, Miami and Atlanta. He’ll wrap up in Baltimore on November 10 at the CFG Bank Arena.

“I’m very excited that we will meet again very soon. I’m working very hard to make Pa’l Cora Tour even more surprising than the previous one,” Nodal said in a press release. “Get your Don Julio tequila ready so we can toast together. Wait for me, I’ll be there. I love you all.”

Recently, Nodal partnered with Tequila Don Julio for the launch of A Summer of Mexicana to “celebrate and spotlight inspiring Mexican creatives who live Por Amor,” read a press release.

Nodal has won six Latin Grammys, eight Latin Billboard Music Awards, and 11 Latin American Music Awards. His songs “Botella Tras Botella” with Gera MX and “La Intención” with Peso Pluma have reached the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 60 and 92, respectively, among other chart achievements.

Pre-sale of tickets for Pa’l Cora Tour begins on May 15, and the official on sale begins on the following day, May 16, at www.cmnevents.com.

Here are the tour dates:

Sept. 11 — WAMU Theater @ Seattle, Wash.
Sept. 12 — Toyota Center @ Kennewick, Wash.
Sept. 20 — SAP Center @ San José, Calif.
Sept. 26 — Toyota Arena @ Ontario, Calif
Sept. 27 — Honda Center @ Anaheim, Calif.
Sept. 28 — Kia Forum @ Los Angeles, Calif.
Sept. 29 — Desert Diamond Arena @ Glendale, Ariz.
Oct. 4 — Ball Arena @ Denver, Colo.
Oct. 6 — Delta Center @ Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct. 10 — Payne Arena @ Hidalgo, Texas
Oct. 11 — Dickies Arena @ Fort Worth, Texas
Oct. 12 — Moody Center @ Austin, Texas
Oct. 13 — Smart Financial Centre @ Sugar Land, Texas
Oct. 18 — Allstate Arena @ Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 20 — Prudential Center @ Newark, N.J.
Oct. 23 — Place Bell @ Montreal, CAN
Oct. 24 — Coca Cola Coliseum @ Toronto, Canada
Oct. 26 — Barclays Center @ Brooklyn, N.Y.
Oct. 27 — Agganis Arena @ Boston, Mass.
Nov. 1 — Kia Center @ Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 2 — Kaseya Center @ Miami, Fla.
Nov. 3 — Hertz Arena @ Ft. Myers, Fla.
Nov. 8 — Gas South Arena @ Atlanta, Ga.
Nov. 9 — Greensboro Coliseum @ Greensboro, N.C.
Nov. 10 — CFG Bank Arena @ Baltimore, Md.

Gloria Estefan to Receive Legend Award at Billboard Latin Women in Music Event

Gloria Estefan is set to receive a legendary recognition…

The 66-year-old Cuban superstar will be honored at the 2024 Billboard Latin Women in Music event, which will air exclusively on Telemundo on Sunday, June 9, at 9:00 pm ET.

Gloria EstefanThe special will also stream simultaneously on the Telemundo app and Peacock.

Estefan will be honored with the Legend Award, which is given to outstanding artists who have left a “unique and immeasurable legacy and have significantly impacted the industry throughout their careers with their musical work.”

The “Conga” and “Mi Tierra” hitmaker is renowned globally as a multi-talented singer and composer, celebrated for seamlessly blending her Cuban roots with mainstream music and paving the way for Latin musicians in the global arena. Billboard has hailed her as the most successful Latin “crossover” artist ever, underscoring her transformative impact on music and culture.

She has sold more than 100 million records. Her many honors include three Grammy Awards, the Kennedy Center Honors in 2017 and the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2019, the latter award in tandem with her husband Emilio Estefan.

Meanwhile, Ángela Aguilar will also be honored with the Musical Dynasty Award.

The title is given to artists who “keep a familial artistic legacy alive and honor the musical dynasty to which they belong.”

The Mexican singer is part of the esteemed Aguilar family, and, at 20 years old, she has carved out her own successful career with her talent while preserving the traditions of her family heritage.

With various hits under her belt, such as “Dime Como Quieres” with Christian Nodal at No. 8 on Hot Latin Songs and three No. 1s on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart, the Grammy-nominated singer is a force to be reckoned with. She was also featured in Billboard’s 21 under 21 in 2022 and 2023.

This celebration, which highlights the efforts of Latin women musicians who are “proactively working for positive change, inclusion and gender parity in the music industry,” will see the Cuban-American superstar receive the Legend title and the regional Mexican music star the Musical Dynasty honor.

Other Latin Women in Music recipients include Kany García, who will be given the Spirit of Change Award, and Ana Bárbara with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

In the coming weeks, additional honorees will be announced for the second annual Billboard Latin Women in Music ceremony, hosted by actress Jacqueline Bracamontes.

Grupo Frontera Announces 38-Date “Jugando A Que No Pasa Nada” North American Tour

Grupo Frontera is ready to take North American by storm…

Less than a week after releasing their sophomore studio album Jugando A Que No Pasa Nada, the Mexican American Regional Mexican group has unveiled dates for its upcoming tour, set to kick off on August 2 in Las Vegas.

Grupo FronteraGrupo Frontera, known for megahits such as “No Se Va” — the Morat cover that catapulted them to stardom — “Tulum” and “un x100to” will embark on a 38-date trek across the United States, Mexico and Canada.

The arena tour, also titled Jugando A Que No Pasa Nada, will visit major U.S. cities including New York (Barclays Center), Dallas (American Airlines Center), Los Angeles (Intuit Dome) and Nashville (Bridgestone Arena).

After wrapping the U.S. leg on October 5 at the Bert Ogden Arena in their hometown of Edinburg, Texas, the band will head out to Mexico for 10 dates.

After having breakout year in 2022, the six-member has since placed eight songs on the Billboard 100, including top 10 hit “un x100to” with Bad Bunny.

The norteño/tejano band’s debut album, Un Comienzo, peaked at No. 4 on the Top Latin Albums chart dated August 19.

Along with the release of their new album — which includes collaborations with acts such as Nicki NicoleMaluma and Morat — Frontera recently nabbed its eighth No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart thanks to the Christian Nodal-assisted “Ya Pedo Quien Sabe.”

The Jugando A Que No Pasa Nada U.S. Tour general onsale will begin on Friday, May 17, at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com.

Here are the tour dates:

Aug. 2 — Las Vegas — T-Mobile Arena
Aug. 3 — Phoenix — Footprint Center
Aug 4 — El Paso, Texas — Don Haskins Center
Aug. 9 — Dallas — American Airlines Center
Aug. 10 — Houston — Toyota Center
Aug. 15 — Laredo, Texas — Sames Auto Arena
Aug. 16 — Austin — Moody Center
Aug. 17 — San Antonio — Frost Bank Center
Aug. 18 — Oklahoma City — Paycom Center
Aug. 21 — Nashville — Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 22 — Atlanta — State Farm Arena
Aug. 24 — Orlando, Fla. — Kia Center
Aug. 25 — Sunrise, Fla. — Amerant Bank Arena
Aug. 27 — Greensboro, N.C. — Greensboro Coliseum
Aug. 29 — Brooklyn, N.Y. — Barclays Center
Aug. 31 — Washington, D.C. — Capital One Arena
Sept. 4 — Montreal, Quebec — Place Bell (Canda)
Sept. 7 — Chicago — Allstate Arena
Sept. 8 — Milwaukee — Fiserv Forum
Sept. 11 — Kansas City, Mo. — T-Mobile Center
Sept. 13 — Salt Lake City — Maverik Center
Sept. 15 — Tacoma, Wash. — Tacoma Dome
Sept. 20 — Los Angeles– Intuit Dome
Sept. 22 — San Francisco — Chase Center
Sept. 26 — Sacramento, Calif. — Golden 1 Center
Sept. 27 — Fresno, Calif. — Save Mart Center
Oct. 2 — San Diego — Viejas Arena
Oct. 5 — Edinburg, Texas — Bert Ogden Arena
Oct. 24 — San Luis Potosí — El Domo (Mexico)
Oct. 26 — León, Guanajuato — Mega Velaria (Mexico)
Oct. 31 — Torreón, Coahuila — Coliseo Centenario (Mexico)
Nov. 2 — Guadalajara, Jalisco — Arena VFG (Mexico)
Nov. 7 — Monterrey, Nuevo León — Arena Monterrey (Mexico)
Nov. 9 — Tijuana, Baja California — Plaza de Toros (Mexico)
Nov. 15 — Mexico City — Palacio de los Depoartes (Mexico)
Nov. 20 — Mérida, Yucatan — Foro GNP Seguros (Mexico)
Nov. 22 — Puebla — Auditorio GNP Seguros (Mexico)
Nov. 23 — Veracruz — WTC (Mexico)

Grupo Frontera’s Christian Nodal-Collab “Ya Pedo Quien Sabe” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard‘s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart

Grupo Frontera has another chart-topping hit on their hands…

The Regional Mexican group’s first collaboration with Christian Nodal’s “Ya Pedo Quien Sabe” rises 3-1 on Billboard‘s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated May 11.

Grupo Frontera & Christian NodalThe new joint champ marks the eighth No. 1 for Grupo Frontera and 17th for Nodal.

All eight of Grupo Frontera’s leaders are collaborations.

The duet crowns Regional Mexican Airplay after a 17% gain in audience impressions, to 7.8 million, earned in the U.S. during the April 26-May 2 tracking week, according to Luminate.

“Ya Pedo Quien Sabe” was released on March 7 via the Grupo Frontera label.

The song is the second cut from Frontera’s forthcoming album, Jugando A Que No Pada Nada (slated for May 10 release).

Ya Pedo Quien Sabe” was composed by Edgar Barrera, Horacio Palencia, Nathan Galante and Diego Bollella and produced by Barrera.

As the dynamo collaboration takes the lead on Regional Mexican Airplay, it becomes the fourth team-up by a group and a soloist in 2024 to top the list. Here’s the recap:

Chart Date, Title, Artist, Weeks at No. 1
Feb. 3, “Harley Quinn,” Fuerza Regida & Marshmello, one
March 2, “Alch Si,” Carín León + Grupo Frontera, one
April 13, “La Cumbia Triste,” Los Angeles Azules y Alejandro Fernández, one
May 11, “Ya Pedo Quien Sabe,” Grupo Frontera & Christian Nodal

With “Ya Pedo Quien Sabe,” Nodal extends his record for the most No. 1s among soloists, with 17 champs in his account since the chart’s inception in November 1994. Plus, he enters a tie with La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho for the fifth-most rulers in the Regional Mexican Airplay’s chart’s nearly 30-year history. They trail Calibre 50 who remains at the lead, way ahead of its next competitor, with 25 No. 1s, Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga with 20, Intocable (19) and Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga (18).

Grupo Frontera picks-up its eighth No. 1; a collection that began a little over a year ago, when “Que Vuelvas,” with Carín León, topped the Regional Mexican radio ranking for six weeks starting the Jan. 28, 2023-dated list.

Further, “Ya Pedo Quien Sabe” takes the crown from Calibre 50’s “Días Buenos, Días Malos” after the latter’s one week in charge. The song drops to No. 14, marking the biggest fall from No. 1 since Los Temerarios’ “Sin Que Lo Sepas Tú” equally tumbled 1-14 in 2007.

With the Regional Mexican Airplay locked, “Ya Pedo Quien Sabe” next looks to give each act a new No. 1 on the overall Latin Airplay chart, where it climbs 10-5 with a 16% gain, and adds 8 million in audience.

Christian Nodal Among Artists Set to Perform at Billboard Presents THE STAGE at SXSW

Christian Nodal is hitting The Stage in Austin, Texas…

Billboard has announced its return to South by Southwest (SXSW) for three star-studded concerts running Thursday, March 14, through Saturday, March 16, with the 25-year-old Mexican musician, singer and songwriter among the artists scheduled to perform.

Christian Nodal,Billboard Presents THE STAGE at SXSW will kick off with a night dedicated to R&B headlined by singer-songwriter and producer PARTYNEXTDOOR on March 14; on March 15, a night celebrating Latin music will feature TJ the DJ and Nodal; and on March 16, a dance-centric night will kick off with DJ Sober before electronic giant ILLENIUM takes the stage.

Nodal has won three Latin Grammy Awards, a Lo Nuestro Award, two Billboard Latin Music Awards and a Latin American Music Award.

Additional talent will be announced at future dates.

Billboard Presents THE STAGE at SXSW takes place at Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park in Austin. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster.

Billboard will report live from SXSW 2024, which takes place March 8-16 in Austin.

SXSW began in 1987 and has continued to grow with each passing year into a must-attend event for those in the music, film and tech industries.

Last March, Billboard Presents THE STAGE at SXSW featured performances from rapper-singer Lil Yachty with opening acts Lola Brooke and Armani White; Latin stars Feid and Eladio Carrión; and electronic giants Kx5 (Kaskade x deadmau5).

Later in the year, the inaugural SXSW Sydney took place, bringing the festival to Australia for the first time. Japanese girl group XG headlined Billboard’s THE STAGE at SXSW Sydney.

Gerardo Ortiz Earns 13th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Ahí No Era”

It’s Lucky No. 13 for Gerardo Ortiz

The 34-year-old Mexican American Regional Mexican singer-songwriter has notched his 13th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Ahí No Era” advances 4-1 on the list dated February 17.

Gerardo OrtizAfter a week in the top 10, Ortiz’s single crowns the list following a robust 40% gain in audience impressions, to 7.5 million, earned in the U.S. in the tracking week ending Feb. 8, according to Luminate.

As “Ahí No Va” advances, it unseats Xavi’s “La Diabla” from the lead after one week in charge. The latter dips 1-2 with 6.7 million, that’s a 29% decline from the week prior.

With 13 No. 1s to his account, Ortiz still has the second-most among soloists, behind Christian Nodal’s 15 No. 1s. Among all acts, Calibre 50 has the most, with 24.

Here’s the list of the acts with the most No. 1s since the Regional Mexican Airplay chart launched in 1994:

24, Calibre 50
19, Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga
18, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
18, Intocable
17, La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
16, Conjunto Primavera
16, Los Tigres del Norte
15, Christian Nodal
13, Gerardo Ortiz
12, La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas

As “Ahí No Era” lands at the summit, Ortiz becomes just the sixth soloist to rule Regional Mexican Airplay in the past year.

He joins Christian Nodal (“Un Cumbión Dolido” in June 2023), Alejandro Fernández (“No Es Que Me Quiera Ir” and “Difícil Tu Caso,” last August and November respectively), Carin León (“Indispensable,” last August-September), El Fantasma (“La Vida Cara,” last September), Eden Muñoz (“Como En Los Viejos Tiempos,” January 27-dated list), and Xavi (“La Diabla,” chart dated February 10).

Elsewhere, “Ahí No Era” pushes 14-4 on the overall Latin Airplay ranking, for Ortiz’ 17th top 10. The song becomes his highest peak since “Regresa Hermosa” reached an equal No. 4 high in 2016.

Maluma to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammy Awards Show

Maluma will be feelin’ the FIBES

The 29-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter will perform at this year’s Latin Grammy Awards.

MalumaThe “Felices Los 4” singer joins a roster of recently added performers that includes Milo J, Rosalia, Shakira, Sebastian Yatra, Andrea Bocelli and DJ Premier.

They’ll perform at the upcoming ceremony, which will broadcast from FIBES in Seville, Spain, on Thursday, November 16.

The newly announced artists join previously unveiled performers, including Maria BecerraBizarrap, FeidKany GarcíaCarin LeónChristian NodalRauw AlejandroAlejandro Sanz, Pablo AlboránEdgar BarreraCamilo, Manuel Carrasco, IzaJuanes, OzunaEslabon Armado and Peso Pluma.

Additionally, Majo AguilarAnitta, Pedro Capó, Jorge Drexler, Luis Figueroa, Fonseca, Tiago Iorc, Mon LaferteNatalia Lafourcade, John Leguizamo, Nicki Nicole, Carlos PonceCarlos Vives and Yandel join as presenters throughout the ceremony.

For the first time held outside the United States, the annual Latin Grammys will be broadcast from the Conference and Exhibition Centre in Seville, Spain. It will air November 16 on Univision starting at 8:00 pm ET, UniMás and Galavisión in the U.S., and at 10:30 pm CET on Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE) in Spain.

Danna Paola, Yatra, Roselyn Sánchez and Paz Vega will serve as co-hosts.

This year, Mexican hitmaker Edgar Barrera leads the list of nominees with 13 nods, including songwriter of the year, producer of the year and song of the year. Barrera is followed by Colombian stars Camilo, Karol G, Shakira and composer Kevyn Mauricio Cruz (also known as Keityn), each with seven nominations.

Roselyn Sánchez to Return as Co-Host of This Year’s Latin Grammy Awards Show

Roselyn Sánchez is reporting for Latin Grammy duty…

The 50-year-old Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, dancer, model, actress, producer and writer will serve as a co-host of this year’s Latin Grammy Awards ceremony, which will be broadcast from the Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES) in Seville, Spain, on Thursday, November 16, at 8:00 pm ET via UnivisionUniMás and Galavisión in the U.S., and at 10:30 p.m. CET on Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE) in Spain.

Roselyn SanchezSanchez, best known for her work on Devious Maids and Without a Trace, will host the awards show alongside Mexican singer Danna Paola, Colombian superstar Sebastián Yatra and Spanish actress Paz Vega. 

A host staple for the awards show, Sánchez returns for the sixth time after presenting the 16th, 17th, 18th, 20th and 22nd annual Latin Grammys.

Racking up a total of 15 Latin Grammy nominations throughout his career, Yatra is nominated for best pop song for “Contigo,” featuring Pablo Alborán.

Previously nominated for a Latin Grammy, Danna Paola joins the lineup of hosts for the first time.

Last but not least, award-winning actress Paz Vega returns for a second time after hosting the 20th annual ceremony.

The first round of performers were announced earlier this week, which includes Maria Becerra, Bizarrap, Feid, Kany García, Carin León, Christian Nodal, Rauw Alejandro and Alejandro Sanz.

This year, Mexican-American super producer Edgar Barrera leads the list of nominees with 13 nods, including songwriter of the year, producer of the year and song of the year. Barrera is followed by Colombian stars Camilo, Karol G, Shakira and composer Kevyn Mauricio Cruz (also known as Keityn), each with seven nominations.

Prior to the Latin Grammys, the Latin Recording Academy will bestow the Person of the Year title to Italian icon Laura Pausini. Marco Antonio Solís received this prestigious honor last year.

Maria Becerra to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammy Awards Show

Maria Becerra is preparing to hit the Latin Grammys stage…

The 23-year-old Argentine singer and former YouTube content creator will perform at the 24th annual Latin Grammy awards show.

Maria BecerraBecerra is among a roster of A-list performers that includes Bizarrap, FeidKany GarcíaCarin LeónChristian NodalRauw Alejandro and Alejandro Sanz.

The Latin Recording Academy announced the first round of performers on Tuesday, October 17 for the upcoming ceremony, which will broadcast from FIBES in Seville, Spain, on Thursday, November 16.

Four-time nominee Becerra is nominated in categories including song of the year and best reggaeton performance.

Meanwhile, Bizarrap is nominated in six categories, including producer of the year.

Feid is a five-time nominee with entries in best urban music album and best rap/hip-hop song.

García is nominated for best regional song.

León is in the running for best norteño album.

Nodal is up for best ranchero/mariachi album and best regional song.

Alejandro is a best urban music album nominee, and Sanz is nominated in record of the year and song of the year.

This year, Mexican hitmaker Edgar Barrera leads the list of nominees with 13 nods, including songwriter of the year, producer of the year and song of the year. Barrera is followed by Colombian stars Camilo, Karol G, Shakira and composer Kevyn Mauricio Cruz (also known as Keityn), each with seven nominations.

The Latin Grammy Week will include the person of the year gala — honoring Laura Pausini — and the special awards ceremony, the leading ladies of entertainment luncheon, the best new artist showcase and a reception for the nominees, among other events.

The 24th annual Latin Grammys will be broadcast on November 16 on Univision starting at 8:00 pm ET, UniMás and Galavisión in the U.S., and at 10:30 pm CET on Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE) in Spain. Additional international broadcasting partners and local airings will be available soon.

Ricky Martin Teams Up with Christian Nodal for Reimagined Version of “Fuego De Noche, Nieve De Día”

Ricky Martin is reimagining a classic with a special assist…

The 51-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has joined voices with Christian Nodal to release a reimagined version of his hit single “Fuego De Noche, Nieve De Día.”

Ricky Martin, Christian NodalMartin delivers the reimagined version of his iconic and beautiful ballad added elements of mariachi.

Nodal adds a special assist to the 1995 anthem.

The new song starts off with Martin singing softly over a piano, much like he did in the original version. Then, at the minute-mark, melancholic mariachi trumpet notes come in to complement Nodal’s vocals as he joins Martin to sing about a person that’s come to turn their world upside down.

Marking the first collaborative effort between Martin and Nodal, the essence of the song — which will be discovered by a new generation of fans nearly 30 years later — remains untouched. “It’s a dream come true,” Nodal says about the duet in a statement. “This song is so special and so profound that it really tugs at your emotions.