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.”

Carlos Rivera Releases “100 Años” Remix Featuring Maluma & Calibre 50

Carlos Rivera is (re)mixing things up…

After surprising fans with his Maluma-assisted “100 Años” last fall, the 34-year-old Mexican singer has recruited Regional Mexican group Calibre 50 for an epic remix.

Carlos Rivera

The remix dropped last weekend, just about three months after the original’s premiere on November 19, 2020.

Ay doloooor!! Bring out the tequilas!!!!” Rivera expressed on social media.

The original song showcases Rivera and Maluma pouring their hearts out to the mariachi melodies.

On the remix, Calibre 50, led by frontman and accordionist Edén Muñoz, gives the track a norteño-banda twist.

The lyrics to the song — co-written by Rivera, Maluma, Muñoz, Édgar Barrera, and Vicente Barco — express a relationship worth salvaging: “Though it’s said that nothing bad lasts 100 years, I wouldn’t want to be the first idiot to be the exception / A love like ours doesn’t come along every day, a love like ours is worth saving.”

The original music video, which features Rivera and the Colombian star, currently has over 48 million views. The remix was released with a lyric video representing the colors of the Mexican flag: green, white, and red.

Camilo Releases New Single “Ropa Cara”

Camilo is talkin’ expensive fashions in his latest track…

The 26-year-old Colombian singer, whose full name is Camilo Echeverry, has released the new single “Ropa Cara,” a pop track that thrives off of its tropical vibe.

Camilo, Ropa Cara

Penned and produced by Camilo and Edgar Barrera, the track finds Camilo reminiscing on past relationships and the lengths he’d go to please his significant other.

“Now she wants me to wear expensive clothes Balenciaga, Gucci, Prada … but I don’t have any of that,” Camilo confesses.

“The story occurred at a time in my life when I tried to alter who I was for love,” Camilo said about the song. “I have been very open about my present and what I’m living today, and I felt like it was time to share a little bit more about my past.”

“Cara Ropa” is the third single from Camilo’s forthcoming sophomore album.

Maluma & Carlos Rivera Pair Up for the Mariachi Ballad “100 Años”

Maluma is switchin’ genres…

The 26-year-old Colombian singer has joined voices with Carlos Rivera for a stripped-down mariachi ballad titled “100 Años,” produced by Edgar Barrera.

Carlos Rivera & Maluma

Maluma and the Mexican singer-songwriter’s unprecedented and emotional collaboration promises to be the next breakup anthem.

While it may bear a similar title to Mexican icon Pedro Infante’s “100 Años, ” Maluma and Rivera’s collaboration is a completely new song that they wrote with hitmaker Barrera and Vicente Barco.

“This song is an encounter between two friends who called a mariachi, and after a pair of tequila shots wanted to sing ranchera music, ” Rivera said in a statement.

“100 Años” may appear to be Maluma’s first stab at regional Mexican music, but he took on the genre in 2014 on “La Invitación” with his compatriot Pipe Bueno.

While “La Invitación” was a fusion of regional Mexican music and reggaeton, Maluma goes full mariachi singer on his take on “100 Años” and digs deep to capture the emotion of their heartfelt lyrics.

Maluma Releases Bilingual “Hawái” Remix, Featuring The Weeknd

Maluma’s is (re)mixing things up with The Weeknd

The 26-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter has joined voices with the Canadian singer on a remix of Maluma’s chart-topping single “Hawái.”

Maluma x The Weeknd

On Wednesday, Maluma and The Weeknd surprised fans by announcing the collaboration, sharing a photo together across social media.

Less than 24 hours later, the bilingual “Hawái” remix and accompanying video officially dropped via Sony Music Latin/RCA Records.

Marking their first-ever collaboration, The Weeknd kicks off the remix by singing in English. “So now he’s your heaven? You’re lying to yourself and him to make me jealous / You put on such an act when you’re sleeping together / All this cause I said I don’t want marriage,” he croons before flaunting the infectious chorus in Spanish. This also marks the first time the Canadian singer has sung in Spanish.

“I have always admired The Weeknd so it feels nothing short of a dream come true to have him collab on ‘Hawái’ remix,” Maluma said in a press statement. “He brought another flow to it and sang in both Spanish and English which is impressive.”

Co-written by Maluma alongside Keityn, Edgar Barrera, and Bull Nene and produced by Rude Boy, the romantic urban bop, originally released in July, is about a relationship that couldn’t work out and one of the exes “moved on” but it’s all an act.

The original music video, filmed in Miami by Jessy Terrero of Cinema Giants, shows Maluma arguing with his girlfriend, breaking up, a confrontation at her wedding with another man, and a surprising plot twist. The remix video, also at the helm of Terrero, was filmed in Los Angeles and features both artists.

“Hawái” is currently in its ninth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart. The song earned Maluma just his second No. 1 on the list among his 40 chart entries.

Maluma Releases Music Video for New Single “Hawái”

Maluma is a wedding crasher…

The 26-year-old Colombian/songwriter singer has released his new single “Hawái,” along with the track’s drama-filled music video.

Maluma

The song finds Maluma heartbroken and plotting his next move to get his lady back — even if that means crashing her wedding.

Produced by Rude Boyz, the melodious pop song was penned by Maluma, KeitynEdgar Barrera and Bulle Nene with lyrics set in present day that tell the story of a toxic relationship and the aftermath of a breakup in the Instagram era. 

“Stop lying to yourself, the photo you put up with him saying he was your everything, I know you only posted it to make me jealous,” Maluma sings.

Maluma wrote the storyline for music video, which was shot in Miami. The action-packed video, directed by Jessy Terrero of Cinema Giants, opens with a scene of Maluma arguing with his girlfriend. After the huge blow up, they go their separate ways. On her wedding day to another man, he crashes the ceremony hoping she’ll take him back. And, the video ends with a plot twist.

“Hawái” follows Maluma’s chart-topping “ADMV” single which scored him his 16th No. 1 on Billboard’Latin Airplay chart. “ADMV” was also penned by Maluma and Barrera along with Vicente Barcoand Miky La Sensa.

The tracks drop ahead of Maluma’s forthcoming album, slated to be released later this year, according to Maluma.

In an interview with Apple Music, he said, “I didn’t know that I was about to release an album this year because all of these things are happening.”

Adding, “my first album [this year] is about to come. I had this chance to know myself again in this crazy sh– that is going on. So, I decided to make the music that I just wanted to do. “Hawái” for sure is the first single of my new album.”

Ozuna Wins BMI Latin Awards’ Contemporary Latin Song of the Year for “Taki Taki”

Ozuna’s Taki Taki-ing the crown…

BMI has announced the winners of its 27th annual BMI Latin Awards, including the 28-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer’s “Taki Taki.” 

Ozuna

Ozuna’s smash hit collaboration with DJ SnakeSelena Gomez and Cardi B, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart, was named contemporary Latin Song of the Year. 

The winners were announced online after BMI canceled its March 31 awards ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other top winners include songwriter/producer Gaby Music, aka Juan Rivera Vazquez, who won contemporary Latin songwriter of the year for “Taki Taki,” sharing the honor with Ozuna, Dimelo Vi‘s Vicente Saavedra and Jorden “Pardison Fontaine” Thorpe.

Christian Nodal‘s “No Te Contaron Mal,” penned by Edgar Barrera, was named regional Mexican song of the year. The track spent 38 weeks atop Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs chart. 

The regional Mexican songwriter of the year award went to Geovani Cabrera for “A Través Del Vaso,” “El Lujo De Tenerte,” “Segunda Opción” and “Te Darán Ganas De Verme,” bringing his career total to 12 BMI Latin Awards.

The BMI Latin publisher of the year award, for the fifth year in a row, went to Sony/ATV Music Publishing with 16 of the most-performed songs, including “Taki Taki,” “Ambiente,” “Amigos Con Derechos,” among others.

“Music is more important than ever in times like these, and we are extremely proud to honor the Latin songwriters behind the year’s most-performed songs,” said Mike O’Neill, president and CEO of BMI. “From Regional Mexican to Contemporary Latin, the diversity and creativity of this genre are limitless, and we are thrilled to celebrate the artistry that goes into creating the best in Latin music today. We look forward to celebrating with everyone in person at next year’s ceremony.”

Wisin & Yandel, who were slated to receive BMI’s president’s award this year, will now be honored at the 2021 BMI Latin Awards.

Click here to see the complete list of winners.

Christian Nodal Releases New Mariachi-Country Single “Se Me Olvido”

Christian Nodal is a little forgetful…

The 21-year-old Mexican singer/songwriter has released a new single for the broken-hearted who are enjoying the single life, entitled “Se Me Olvido.” 

Christian Nodal

With lyrics like “I forgot I was hurt because you left me / now that I’m dancing I stopped missing you,” and “I’m beginning to like being single and I’m going to stay that way,” the Mexican crooner sings about feeling better and happier after a breakup.

Composed by Edgar Barreraand Geovani Cabrera, “Se Me Olvido” fuses country music with mariachi and comes with a playful clip that was filmed in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

In the music video, Nodal is seen singing the song as he’s joined by a group of people having a great time at a festival in a desert setting.

Nodal is a three-time finalist at the 2020 Billboard Latin American Music Awards. The awards show will air live April 23 on Telemundo.

Luis Coronel Celebrates Birthday with New Song “Solo Un Poquito”

Luis Coronel is commemorating his birthday with a new song…

To celebrate his 24th birthday, the Mexican American singer released “Solo un Poquito,” a banda track penned by Edgar Barrera and Nir Seroussi.

Luis Coronel

“I am more than excited that my fans can listen to more and more of my music,” Coronel tells Billboard. “It’s about making this day special not only for me on my birthday, but for all of those who are always supporting my career.”

His birthday wish this year: “Health, prosperity and good things to everyone around me.”

“Solo un Poquito” is Coronel’s first single the year and follows his 2019 collaborations with La Séptima BandaBanda Los Recoditos and Play-N-Skillz

Maluma Releases Music Video for New Single “HP”

Malumais back with new music…

The 25-year-old Colombian singer has released his new single “HP,” along with a vibrant video.

Maluma

In the new track, Maluma sings about a woman who goes out with the intention of having a blast and getting over a cheating boyfriend. 

The single was produced by MadMusickand Edgar Barrera.

The song’s colorful video, filmed in Miami, Fla. was directed by Nuno Gomes.

In the clip, Maluma takes over Miami’s Wynwood area (the city’s art district) with a group of friends, throwing a big block fiesta to celebrate that his protagonist is a single women.

“HP” will be part of Maluma’s fourth album 11:11, to be released later this year.