Jennifer Lopez Earns Ninth No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Dinero”

Jennifer Lopez is making bank at the top of the charts…

The 49-year-old Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate’s single “Dinero,” featuring Cardi B and DJ Khaled, vaults 13-1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart dated October 13.

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The surge is due mainly to a 56 percent boost in audience (to 12.41 million) in the week ending October 7, according to Nielsen Music.

Lopez notches her ninth No. 1, four of which came in 2018. For DJ Khaled, who secured his first chart entry in 2017, “Dinero” marks his first chart leader, while Cardi B scores a second No. 1.

Jennifer Lopez’s Music Sees Significant Sales Gain Following Her Performance at the MTV Video Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is making dinero after the MTV VMAs

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards yielded significant sales gains for the songs performed on the August 20 broadcast, according to Nielsen Music, including the music of the 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar.

Jennifer Lopez

In the week ending August 23, the collected tunes performed on the show — excluding recently released tracks — earned a 41 percent sales gain in download sales in the U.S., rising to 112,000 sold (up from 79,000 in the frame ending Aug. 16).

JLo was a big winner, courtesy of her 10-minute medley of hits. The recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award (as well as Best Collaboration for “Dinero,” featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B) treated the audience to a lavish 12-song performance. The dozen tunes collectively earned a 150 percent sales increase (rising to 13,000 sold – up from 5,000).

Some of the new and developing acts that MTV showcased during the broadcast in shorter performances (as part of their Push Artist to Watch performance slots) also cashed in. Jessie Reyez’s “Apple Juice” scored a 753 percent sales gain, climbing to a little more than a 1,000 sold (up from a negligible figure), Hayley Kiyoko’s “Curious” jumped 181 percent (to a little less than 1,000) and Bazzi’s “Beautiful” bounced up 27 percent (to 5,000).

Cardi B’s “I Like It” Reaches No. 1 on the Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs Airplay Chart

Cardi B is replacing herself at the top of the charts…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American has replaced herself in the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs airplay chart as “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny and J. Balvin, replaces “Be Careful.”

Cardi B

The new leader rises 3-1 with a 19 percent increase in airplay in the week ending July 8, according to Nielsen Music.

With her achievement, Cardi B is the first act to replace herself at No. 1 since Rihanna, who completed the feat via featured roles on DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” (also featuring Bryson Tiller) and Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty.”

The former reigned for nine weeks before ceding pole position to the latter on Sept. 30, 2017.

Among artists in lead roles, the last act to pull a double domination was also Rihanna, back on Christmas Day in 2010. On the chart dated December 25, 2010, her “Only Girl (In the World)” surrendered the top rank to “What’s My Name,” featuring Drake, which rang up the first of nine weeks in charge.

As “I Like It” ascends, Cardi B claims her fifth No. 1 on the list, following her “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” (four weeks), a featured turn on G-Eazy’s “No Limit” (two weeks), “Finesse,” a collaboration with Bruno Mars (two weeks), and “Be Careful” (one week).

Bad Bunny, meanwhile, grabs his first No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs, as does J. Balvin, who previously maxed out at No. 2 with “Mi Gente,” alongside Willy William and featuring Beyoncé.

Cardi B Releases Sizzlin’ Music Video for “I Like It,” Featuring Bad Bunny & J Balvin

Cardi B is rockin’ in the tropics…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation has released the official music video her Latin-influenced track “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin.

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Dressed in a bright yellow ruffled skirt, beaded tank and bold head wrap, Cardi B strolls through a tropical paradise, as she dances in front of a bubblegum pink wall and meets the local residents.

“They call me Cardi Bardi, banging body/Spicy mami, hot tamale/Hotter than a Somali, fur coat, Ferrari,” Cardi raps in her signature lively flow.

In another scene, Cardi B joins Bad Bunny, and later J Balvin, who rap over the boogaloo beat during their island fiesta.

“I Like It” follows Cardi’ Bs recent stream of music videos, including “Be Careful” and her Jennifer Lopez-collaboration “Dinero,” which also features DJ Khaled.

Cardi B’s track reworks the classic “I Like It Like That,” originally performed by Pete Rodriguez in 1967 and taken to No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997 (titled “I Like It“) by The Blackout Allstars.

Zuleyka Rivera to Perform at This Year’s Grammy Awards

Zuleyka Rivera is ready for music’s biggest night…

The 30-year-old Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe will perform at this year’s Grammy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, January 28.

Zuleyka Rivera

Rivera is featured in the music video for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s global smash, “Despacito.”

After completing her commitment as Miss Universe, Rivera studied acting in New York. Eventually, she snagged parts on a whole slew of Televisa soap operas in Mexico, including playing the part of the main villain in 2014’s Cosita LindaCurrently, she’s based in Miami where she’s a special guest/host on Latin shows such as Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Dia and Univision’s Despierta America.

Rivera joins a roster of performers that includes Alessia Cara, Bruno Mars and Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, DJ Khaled with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, Luis FonsiLady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, and more.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, January 28 at 7:30 pm EST.

Jennifer Lopez Teases Cardi B “Yo Quiero Dinero” Collaboration During Calibash 2018

It appears Cardi B is making money moves with a fellow Latina from the Bronx…

Last year, Jennifer Lopez teased a possible collaboration with the 25-year-old half-Dominican American singer during a conversation with DJ Khaled, which was captured on Instagram and shared on YouTube.

Jennifer Lopez

“Do you think we should add more Cardi ad-libs?” Lopez asks Khaled in the video.

Well, during Jennifer Lopez’s headline performance at this year’s Calibash in Los Angeles, JLo previewed a new Spanglish track titled “Yo Quiero Dinero,” hinting at said collaboration with Cardi B.

Lopez shared a clip of the performance on her Instagram page.

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No word on when the track will be released.

Jennifer Lopez Collaborating with DJ Khaled & Cardi B on New Music

It appears Jennifer Lopez is teaming up with some of music’s brightest of-the-moment stars…

The 48-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress recently teased a collaboration with DJ Khaled and Cardi B.

Jennifer Lopez & DJ Khaled

Lopez and Cardi B are set to create music with the Wild Thoughts rapper!

Over the weekend, Lopez’s boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez let the cat out the bag during his Facebook live session where both J.Lo and Khaled were discussing the Bodak Yellow star.

According to the former New York Yankees player’s live feed, Lopez told the For Free producer, “Cardi’s just on that one part, do you think we should do some ad-libs with her? Just tell her, ‘Are you good, and do you wanna put anything on this?’ ‘Cause we’re releasing it tomorrow.”

On the same day, Lopez released a short video leaking a collaboration with the music producer. The clip showcased the On the Floor singer walking into the music studio getting ready to record her next smash.

“I told the icon @jlo that not only do I see her vision. I am honored and grateful to have the opportunity to be involved,” said Khaled.

No word on when the single will be released.

Fergie to Host Fox’s New Singing Competition “The Four: Battle for Stardom”

It’s a case of Connect Four for Fergie

The 42-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member will host Fox’s new primetime singing competition show The Four: Battle for Stardom, the six-episode series that will air at 8:00 pm Thursdays beginning January 4.

Fergie

“This is a unique and modern show format that I believe will set the standard for the next generation of singing competition series on TV,” said Fergie, who has hosted the Los Angeles segments of ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve for the past few years. “I am looking forward to being by the contestants’ sides during what could be the most important performances of their lives. Along with these amazing panelists whom I know and love, I hope my experiences as a solo artist and as a member of the Black Eyed Peas can help guide them in their quest to make it in the music industry.”

Created by Armoza Formats and produced by ITV Entertainment in association with Armoza, The Four also features expert panelists Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label exec Charlie Walk.

The format works backwards from typical competition shows: Four finalists, chosen from their auditions, will try to defend their coveted spots on the stage, as they are challenged by new singers determined to replace them. Each week, if any of the four are outperformed as determined by a panel of judges, they’ll go home and their challengers will take their place.

The singer who is the last standing at the end of the competition will see the panel of industry experts become key players on their team. The elite group will then guide the winner’s career to help make him or her a breakout star.

“Fergie is a genuine superstar,” said Rob Wade, President of Alternative Programming and Specials at Fox Broadcasting Company. “She’s fierce, she’s a force in her own right, and she knows exactly what these singers are going through. So who better than her to help guide them as they fight their way to the finish?”

The Four will beat to air ABC’s reboot of former Fox mega hit American Idol, which will launch in March and air on Sundays. Fox’s response to Idol 2.0 also will air while NBC’s rival singing competition The Voice is on hiatus, on one of the nights the original aired on Fox toward the end of its run.

Cardi B Earns No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs and R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Charts

And the firsts just keep coming for Cardi B

The 24-year-old half-Dominican American hip hop artist adds two new No. 1s to her growing tally as “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” rises 2-1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs and R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts dated September 30.

Cardi B

“Bodak Yellow” spends its first week as the most-streamed song in the U.S. with 40.8 million domestic streams in the tracking week ending September 14, according to Nielsen Music. That comes two weeks after the song reigned atop the On-Demand Streaming Songs chart (dated September 16), which measures streams on on-demand audio services only. (Streaming Songs, on the other hand, includes plays both on-demand and programmed plays on all tracked services.)

The rapper becomes the second woman to lead the Streaming Songs chart in 2017, following Taylor Swift, whose “Look What You Made Me Do” has reigned for two weeks (and falls 1-2 on the latest ranking). She’s also the first female rapper to attain No. 1 on the chart in over three years, since Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” ruled for three weeks beginning on the chart dated September 6, 2014.

Meanwhile, “Bodak” ascends 2-1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, reaching No. 1 in the song’s 10th week on the chart with a 3 percent boost in airplay. In doing so, Cardi B is the first woman to lead the chart in nearly a year, following Rihanna’s “Needed Me” (October 8, 2016) and the first female rapper to reach No. 1 as a non-featured artist since Minaj’s “Truffle Butter” featuring Drake and Lil Wayne (March 21, 2015).

She’s also the first artist in 2017 to reach No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay with their first charting song. The last act to do so was Lil Yachty in a featured capacity (D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli,” October 29, 2016) and Desiigner as a lead artist (“Panda,” June 4, 2016).

“Bodak” concurrently spends a fourth week atop Rap Airplay, bumps 6-3 on Rhythmic Songs and holds at No. 16 on the all-format Radio Songs for a second week while maintaining No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week as well.

Thus far, in addition to its Streaming Songs, R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Rap Airplay triumphs, “Bodak” has also ruled Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (three weeks), Hot Rap Songs (five), Rap Digital Song Sales (five), Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop (five), R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs (six) and Rap Streaming Songs (six).

Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

It’s another feat for Cardi B

The 24-year-old half-Dominican American hip hop artist continues her breakthrough year as her hit single “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” climbs 2-1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated September 16). The move gives Cardi B her first leader on the list.

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The song’s ascent corresponds with gains in streaming, as it rises 1 percent to 42.3 million U.S. streams for the week ending August 31, according to Nielsen Music and holds at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs.

The tune also grows at radio, lifting 11 percent to 55 million in audience for the week ending Sept. 3, which prompts a 20-17 move on the all-format Radio Songs chart. It declines, however, 4 percent in downloads in the week ending Aug. 31, but remains at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales.

“Bodak” also marks the first song by a woman billed in a leading role to lead Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in all of 2017. Only one other woman, Rihanna, has appeared on a chart-topping tune this year, in a featured role on DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” which led for the seven weeks immediately preceding “Bodak.” Rihanna also boasts the last No. 1 by a leading woman before Cardi B, when her “Needed Me” topped the September 24 and October 1-dated charts last year.

Furthermore, as “Bodak” is Cardi B’s first charting hit, the rapper is the first lead act to reach the summit with her debut entry since D.R.A.M., whose “Broccoli,” featuring Lil Yachty, reigned for one week last October.