Jesse & Joy Sign Worldwide Deal with Warner Chappell Music Mexico for Catalog Rights

Jesse & Joy are going global…

The Mexican brother sister duo, comprised of Jesse Huerta and Joy Huerta, have signed an exclusive worldwide deal for catalog rights with Warner Chappell Music Mexico, according to Billboard.

Jesse & Joy

From grief and heartbreak to happiness and triumph, Jesse & Joy are “storytellers at their core, making music that speaks to the experiences we’ve all gone through,” says Carlos Ruiz, managing director, Warner Chappell Music Mexico.

“Aside from their musical talent, I’m inspired by how they use their voices to make a difference in the world and support their fellow Latinos, immigrants, and the LGBTQ+ community. All of us at Warner Chappell are thrilled they’ve entrusted us with their music and look forward to a wonderful journey ahead,” he adds.

Last year, Jesse & Joy initiated Pride Month with the release of their single “Love (Es Nuestro Idioma),” which spotlights love being a universal language. Both the song and video celebrated Pride Month and was a previous presentation for LGBTI organization Yaaj Mexico.

“The Warner Chappell team has done an impressive job amplifying Latin music on a global scale. They’re a publisher we trust and we look forward to our partnership together,” notes Jesse & Joy.

Calling their 15-year trajectory “impressive” and “at the top of their game,” Gustavo Menendez, president, Latin America, Warner Chappell Music, adds: “Their bicultural sound and style have earned them No. 1 hits, but more importantly, connected them with fans across the world who find comfort and joy in their music.”

The Latin Grammy and Grammy-award winning duo, known for hits such as “¡Corre!,” ”Dueles,” and “Espacio Sideral,” are currently nominated for four Premio Lo Nuestro awards including pop group or duo of the year and album of the year for Aire.

Jesse & Joy’s “Ecos de Amor” Debuts on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart and Snaps a Female-less Streak

Joy Huerta is bringing a woman’s voice to Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart…

The 29-year-old Mexican singer, half of the Latin Grammy-winning brother-sister duo Jesse & Joy, has helped bring some much-needed girl power to the chart as the pair’s “Ecos de Amor” bows at No. 41.

Jesse & Joy

Along with being the week’s highest debut on the chart, “Ecos de Amor” is also the first female-led song to appear on the chart in a whopping 22 weeks (Joy provides the vocals on the track).

The arrival is driven, in part, by a 17 percent increase at radio, also debuting at No. 49 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart with 2.8 million audience impressions.

“Ecos de Amor” is Jesse & Joy’s 11th Hot Latin Songs hit, dating back to 2008 when “Espacio Sideral” peaked at No. 35.

Their best showing, however, came in 2012 when “Corre!” reached No. 4.

Prince Royce Wins Six Premio Lo Nuestro Awards

Prince Royce has plenty of reason to celebrate…

The 23-year-old Dominican American singer proved to be the night’s big winner at the Premio Lo Nuestro awards ceremony, earning six awards.

Prince Royce

Prince Royce took home the awards for Tropical Album of the Year for his sophomore project Phase II, Tropical Song of the Year for his single “Incondicional”, Tropical Male Artist of the Year and Tropical Contemporary Artist of the Year.

He also won Collaboration of the Year for “El Verdadero Amor Perdona,” his duet with Mexican rockers Mana, as well as Rock/Alternative Song of the Year for that same track.

Meanwhile, the late Jenni Rivera, who died in a Northern Mexico plane crash in December at the age of 43, won five awards, including the night’s top prize… awards for Artist of the Year.

Rivera’s  other trophies include Pop Female Artist of the Year and Regional Mexican Female Artist of the Year, as well as the Pop Song of the Year and Pop Album of the Year for “A Cambio de Que” and “Joyas Prestadas,” respectively.

In one of the most touching moments of the night, Rivera’s daughters went on stage to receive her award for Pop Female Artist of the Year. One of them lifted the prize into the air to dedicate it to her mother, while the audience rose to their feet in tribute to the popular singer known as la Diva de la Banda.

The New Artist of the Year prize went to Mexican tribal house group 3Ball MTY, while Mexican pop-rock duo Jesse & Joy won Video of the Year for “Corre” and Pop Group/Duo of the Year.

The winners of the 2013 Primeo Lo Nuestro Awards are…

Pop Album of the Year: “Joyas Prestadas” by Jenni Rivera
Pop Song of the Year: “A Cambio de Que” by Jenni Rivera
Male Pop Artist of the Year: Alejandro Sanz
Female Pop Artist of the Year: Jenni Rivera
Duo or Group Pop Artist of the Year: Jesse & Joy
Rock or Alternative Album of the Year: “Exiliados en la Bahia: Lo Mejer de Mana” by Mana
Rock or Alternative Song of the Year: “El Verdadero Amor Perdona” by Mana and Prince Royce
Rock or Alternative Artist of the Year: Mana
Tropical Album of the Year: “Phase II” by Prince Royce
Tropical Song of the Year: “Incondicional” by Prince Royce
Male Tropical Artist of the Year: Prince Royce
Female Tropical Artist of the Year: Olga Tanon
Duo or Group Tropical Artist of the Year: Chino y Nacho
Tropical Merengue Artist of the Year: Juan Juis Juancho
Tropical Salsa Artist of the Year: Victor Manuelle
Contemporary Tropical Artist of the Year: Prince Royce
Regional Album of the Year: “Intentalo” by 3BallMTY
Regional Song of the Yea: “Amor Confuso” by Gerardo Oritz
Regional Male Artist of the Year: Espinoza Paz
Regional Female Artist of the Year: Jenni rivera
Regional Duo or Group Artist of the Year: La Arrolladora Banda El Limon de Rene Camacho
Banda Artist of the Year:
Banda El Recodo
Duranguense Artist of the Year: Grupo Montez de Durango
Grupero Artist of the Year: Grupo Bryndis
Norteno Artist of the Year: Gerardo Ortiz
Ranchero Artist of the Year: Vicente Fernandez
Urban Album of the Year: “Lideres” by Wisin y Yandel
Urban Song of the Year: “Lovumba” by Daddy Yankee
Urban Artist of the Year: Wisin y Yandel
Premio Lo Nuestro Artist of the Year: Jenni Rivera
Collaboration of the Year: “El Verdadero Amor Perdona” by Mana and Prince Royce
New Artist of the Year: 3BallMTY
Video of the Year: “Corre” by Jesse & Joy

Prince Royce Ties Romeo Santos for Most Premio Lo Nuestro Nods

Call it a “battle of the bachateros”

Romeo Santos and Prince Royce will battle it out for top honors at Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro during the show’s 25th anniversary on February 21, 2013.

Prince Royce

The 31-year-old Dominican/Puerto Rican singer, the former front man for Aventura, and the 23-year-old Dominican singer tied for most nods, at seven each. Santos and Prince Royce will battle it ou for Tropical Album of the Year, Tropical Male Artist of the Year, and Tropical Song of the Year.

Reggaeton superstar Don Omar, meantime, received six nods, including Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year for his mega duet with Natti Natasha, “Dutty Love,” and Album of the Year for his Don Omar Presents Meet The Orphans 2: New Generation.

Barcelona-raised urban artist Juan Magan is up for Best New Artist, along with four other awards. He faces stiff competition from 3Ball MTY, who cleaned up at this year’s Billboard’s Mexican Music Awards.

Mexican rock group Maná earned six nominations, and will compete against with Don Omar, Jenni Rivera, La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho and Santos in the Artist of the Year category.

Sibling duo Jesse & Joy, the big winners at the Latin Grammys, are up for five awards, including Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “¡Corre!” as well as Album of the Year for ¿Con Quién Se Queda el Perro?.

Juanes was recognized for his critically acclaimed MTV Unplugged album with four nods, tied with Beto Cuevas and Victor Manuelle.

Daddy Yankee, Alejandro Sanz, Paulina Rubio, Ricardo Arjona, Chino y Nacho, Gerardo Ortiz, La Original Banda El Limón, La Banda El Recodo and Wisin y Yandel each earned three nods.

View the full list of 130 nominations in 33 different categories here and cast your vote until December 23, then tune into Univision on February 21 for the awards show.

Jesse & Joy Win Big at the Latin Grammys…

There’s plenty of joy in Jesse & Joy’s world this week…

The Mexican pop/rock duo proved to be the ultimate victor at Thursday night’s Latin Grammy Awards show.

Jesse & Joy

The 29-year-old Jesse Huerta and his 26-year-old hermanita Joy Huerta picked up four awards during the show, including best record, song and contemporary pop vocal album.

“Thanks to the best fans in the world,” said Jesse, who with his sister picked up the Best New Artist award at the 2007 Latin Grammys. “It feels incredible. We’ve not been at the Latin Grammys since 2007, so this feels like a great comeback.”

Jesse & Joy, who recently released the music video for the duo’s latest single “¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro?, also won the award for best short form music video for their single “Me Voy.”

Meanwhile, Colombian pop-rock singer Juanes, who will launch a tour next May, took home two awards for his MTV Unplugged set, including album of the year and best short form music video. When asked if he gets nervous before an awards show, he said that he definitely thinks about the entire process.

“I don’t suffer,” said Juanes. “You think maybe it’s there, maybe it’s not. These wins are much more than I imaged.”

Cuban jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer Arturo Sandoval won two trophies for best Latin jazz album (“Dear Diz – Every Day I Think of You“) and best tango album (“Tango – Como Yo Te Siento“).

“I’d like to dedicate this award to my father who turned me on to the tango,” said Sandoval as he received his award. “He was a mechanic, but when he spoke about the tango he knew all of the melodies.”

Mexico’s Carla Morrison, one of the year’s most celebrated indie pop acts, took the prize for best alternative song for her emotionally-driven “Déjenme Llorar,” a song about breaking up, which has helped the singer/songwriter become a YouTube sensation. Later she also won for best alternative music album.

“This is also for all the kids who have broken hearts,” Morrison said.

Mexico’s DJ collective 3BallMTY won the best new artist trophy in an acceptance speech that left the teen act in tears.

“We’re very happy and we really wanted this,” said a tearful Albert Presenda, aka DJ Otto. “We especially want to thank our families who have put up with so much of our traveling.”

Other winners included Pepe Aguilar for best ranchero album, Milly Quezada for best contemporary tropical album for “Aqui Estoy Yo,” Fonseca‘s Ilusion+ for best tropical fusion album — beating out Prince Royce — and Tucanes de Tijuana‘s 365 Dias for best norteño album.

Hosted by actress/singer Lucero and actor Cristian de la Fuente, the first round of awards included a prize for Spanish pop singer David Bisbal, who won for best pop traditional vocal album.

Earlier in the day during the Latin Grammy pre-telecast, more than 30 awards were given in a ceremony at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, including producer of the year to Juan Luis Guerra.

For a complete list of winners, go to

Jesse & Joy Release “¿Con Quien Se Queda El Perro?” Music Video

It looks like Jesse & Joy’s latest musical project is going to the dogs… But don’t worry; it’s not at all in the way you think!

The Latin Grammy-winning Mexican brother-and-sister duo – consisting of 29-year-old Jesse Eduardo Huerta and 26-year-old Tirzah Joy Huerta – have released the official music video for their latest single “¿Con Quien Se Queda El Perro?,” from their most recent album of the same name.

Jesse & Joy

The beautifully shot clip to the mid-tempo track tackles the age-old question, “Who keeps the dog after the break up?”

The beginning of the video shows a happy couple buying a cute puppy together. But as the clip progresses and the canine gets más y mas grande, the couple’s relationship starts to go south and they must ultimately decide con quien se queda el perro.

Jesse & Joy—who are nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this year, including album of the year and best contemporary pop album for Con quien se queda el perro? and for best recording and song of the year for their No. 1 single “Corre!”—appear throughout the clip.

Since its release on Monday, the music video has already logged nearly 140,000 views on Jesse & Joy’s official YouTube page.

Guerra Leads Pack of Latin Grammy Nominees

He’s one of the most internationally renowned Latin artists in the world… And, now Juan Luis Guerra is this year’s most recognized Latin musician, at least when it comes to receiving Latin Grammy love.

During a special press conference at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles, it was announced that the 55-year-old Dominican singer, songwriter and producer has earned six nominations for this year’s Latin Grammy Awards, receiving the most nods of any of the artists nominated for the awards show’s thirteenth installment.

Guerra—a 12-time Latin Grammy winner for his distinctive blend of merengue, bolero, bachata and rock—is nominated for record and song of the year for his gospel-tinged single “En El Cielo No Hay Hospital.”

The veteran music star also scored a nod in the Producer of the Year category for his work on Juanes’ MTV Unplugged album, among other musical projects.

Meanwhile, Mexican brother-sister pop duo Jesse & Joy, winners of the best new artist Latin Grammy in 2007, earned five nods heading into Latin music’s biggest night.

The duo earned nods in the big three categories — album, record, and song of the year — for their third studio set ¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro? and their song “Corre!

Guatemalan singer Ricardo Arjona, Colombian rocker Juanes, Cuban musician Arturo Sandoval, Brazilian singer-songwriter Ivete Sangalo and Brazilian singer-composer Caetano Veloso joined music engineer Edgar Barrera and Mexican pop singer Carla Morrison with four nominations each.

The Latin Grammy Awards will take place on November 15 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The show will be broadcast live on Univision from 8:00 – 11:00 pm ET.

Click here for a complete look at this year’s Latin Grammy nominees.