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.”

Mana Releases Revamped Version of “Eres Mi Religion” Featuring Jesse & Joy’s Joy Huerta

Mana is bringing a little Joy to one of its hit singles…

The legendary Mexican rock band has joined voices with Joy Huerta of Latin Grammy-winning Mexican duo Jesse & Joy for a revamped version of “Eres Mi Religion,” nearly 19 years after its original release.

Mana & Joy Huerta

“My loves, Maná invited me to be part of this song and it was impossible for me to resist,” Joy expressed on Instagram.

“Eres Mi Religion” is a timeless love anthem about finding your soul mate and being devoted to them.

Conserving the original’s essence, the 2021 version of “Eres Mi Religion” is still a romantic rock song. What’s different is its gospel-like intro and more instrumentation, likes the cajón. Notable is Joy’s powerhouse vocal throughout the track, beautifully harmonizing with Fher Olvera.

On the Billboard charts, the track peaked at No. 17 on Hot Latin Songs chart dated January 4, 2003, and at No. 10 on the Latin Pop Airplay chart dated January 4, 2003, earning the Mexican rock group its 10th top 10 at the time (the group has a total of 26).

It’s the latest re-do for Mana.

For two years now, the band has been sporadically releasing new versions of some of their biggest hits. In 2019, they released “Rayando el Sol” featuring Spanish crooner Pablo Alborán and “No Ha Parado de Llover” in collaboration with Sebastian Yatra.

Daddy Yankee Named Songwriter of the Year at This Year’s ASCAP Latin Music Awards

Daddy Yankee is celebrating a massive honor…

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has revealed the 2021 winners of the ASCAP Latin Music Awards, with the 45-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton singer/rapper earning the top prize.

Daddy Yankee

Honoring the most performed Latin songs of the past year, Daddy Yankee nabbed the title of ASCAP Songwriter of the Year for the third time, following his songwriter-artist of the year wins in 2019 and 2017. Yankee has a total of 42 ASCAP Latin Music Awards.

The reggaeton veteran had a promising year with many collaborations that included Sech, Play-N-Skillz, Zion & Lennox, Anuel AA, and Kendo Kaponi, to name a few.

He closed off 2020 with his Marc Anthony-assisted salsa single “De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta,” which arrived at No. 6 on the Hot Latin Songs chart (dated Dec. 26). His current single “Problema” debuted at No. 9 on the chart dated March 13, earning him his 36th top 10 on the list, which blends airplay, streams, and digital sales.

Meanwhile, Karol G and Nicki Minaj’s viral collaboration “Tusa,” which became the first song by two lead female artists to debut at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs, received the ASCAP Song of the Year award.

“Tusa,” which is an empowering ode to heartbreak, was written by Keityn and Juan Camilo Vargas Vásquez and published by Girl Power Publishing, JCV Music, KCMusic, Kobalt, and Sony Music Publishing.

“We are so thrilled to honor your amazing achievements of the past year at our El Premio ASCAP, our annual Latin Music Awards,” said Paul Williams, ASCAP chairman of the board and president, in a video. “Once again we will come together in spirit and solidarity. Starting today, we welcome your fans from all over the world to join in and celebrate your success. On behalf of your ASCAP family, I want to say congratulations to all of this year’s winners for your incredible musical achievements. Felicitaciones!”

Hosted by Colombian singer, rapper, and songwriter Farina, the event kicked off with a livestream concert featuring winners Danny Ocean, Elena Rose, and Vibarco.

The ASCAP Latin Music Awards are presented until March 25 in both Spanish and English via @ASCAPLatino and @ASCAP on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with the hashtags #ElPremioASCAP and #ASCAPAwards.

Here’s the complete ASCAP Latin Music Awards winners list:

ASCAP Composer of the year: Daddy Yankee
Song of the Year: “Tusa”
Composers: Keityn, Juan Camilo Vargas Vásquez
Publishing: Girl Power Publishing, JCV Music, KCMusic, Kobalt, Sony Music Publishing
Publishing of the Year: Sony Music Publishing

WINNING SONGS

ADICTO
Composers: Jhay Cortez
Publishing: A Million Dollar Dream, Warner Chappell

ADMV
Composers: Miky La Sensa, Vibarco
Publishing: Dynasty Publishing Group, Sony Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Vibarco Publishing, Warner Chappell

AGUA
Composers: Lex Borrero, Jhay Cortez, Derek Drymon, Mark Harrison, Stephen McDannell Hillenburg, Keityn, Blaise Smith, Juan Camilo Vargas Vásquez
Publishing: 22 Words, A Million Dollar Dream, JCV Music, KCMusic, Sony Music Publishing, Tunes By Nickelodeon, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell

AY DIOS MIO!
Composers: Danny Ocean
Publishing: OCNS Publishing, Sony Music Publishing

BLANCO
Composers: Bull Nene
Publishing: Black Koi Entertainment, Warner Chappell

BONITA
Composers: Mauricio Rengifo, Sebastián Yatra
Publishing: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell

CABALLERO
Composers: José Luis Roma
Publishing: Sony Music Publishing

CADA VEZ TE EXTRAÑO MÁS
Composers: Miguel Luna
Publishing: Editorial LGA Nueva Generación, Pacific Latin Copyright

CARAMELO
Composers: Gotay El Auténtiko, Yazid Rivera López, Felix Ozuna
Publishing: Gotay Autentik Music Publishing, Kobalt, Los Tesla Publishing, My Money 3

CON TUS BESOS
Compositores: José Ángel Del Villar
Publishing: BMG, Del World Song

DÁKITI
Compositores: Jhay Cortez, Mora
Publishing: A Million Dollar Dream, RSM Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell

DEFINITIVAMENTE
Composers: Daddy Yankee, Nekxum
Publishing: Cangris Publishing, Nerdy Beats Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

EL CIRCO
Composers: El Fantasma
Publishing: Melodies Of Afinarte, Melodies Of Rigoletto Music Publishing

EL ENVIDIOSO
Publishing: Melodies Of Afinarte, Melodies Of Rigoletto Music Publishing

ESCONDIDOS
Composers: Abbel
Publishing: Editora Anval

ESTA VEZ SOY YO
Composers: Mario Ernesto Martínez Cuevas
Publishing: De Calibre Music

FANTASÍA
Composers: Chris Jedi, Luis E. Ortiz Rivera, Nino Karlo Segarra
Publishing: Isla Estrella Publishing, Jedy Squat Music, ORL Music Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, Warner Chappell

FANTASÍAS
Composers: DJ Urba, Eric Duars, Windel B. Edwards, Farruko, Franklin Martínez, Sharo Towers
Publishing: The Beat Tower Publishing, Duars Music Publishing, Holl Up, Kobalt, Music By STB, Primestar Hits Music Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, Urbani Music Publishing , Warner Chappell

HASTA QUE SALGA EL SOL
Composers: Gotay El Auténtiko, Jamal F. Rashid
Publishing: Gotay Autentik Music Publishing, Los Tesla Publishing, Mally Mall Music

HAWÁI
Composers: Bull Nene, Jowan, Keityn, Miky La Sensa, Andrés Uribe, Juan Camilo Vargas Vásquez
Publishing: Dynasty Publishing Group, JCV Music, KCMusic, Rudeboyz Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell

KEII
Composers: Chris Jedi, Luis E. Ortiz Rivera,Nino Karlo Segarra
Publishing: Isla Estrella Publishing, Jedy Squat Music, ORL Music Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, Warner Chappell

LA DIFICIL
Composers: Mora
Publishing: RSM Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

LA JEEPETA (REMIX)
Composers: Benny Benni, Brray, Flow La Movie, Myke Towers, Nío García, Juanka
Publishing: Ah Ent Music Publishing, Canaliense Music, House Of Haze Music, León Negro Music Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, Warner Chappell, White World Music Publishing

LA MEJOR VERSIÓN DE MI (REMIX)
Composers: Joss Favela, Natti Natasha, Raphy Pina, Romeo Santos
Publishing: Acustic Music, I Love Amiguita, Kobalt, La Dura De Las Duras Publishing, Los Magnífikos Music, Sony Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

LA SANTA
Composers: Daddy Yankee
Publishing: Cangris Publishing, RSM Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

LA TÓXICA
Composers: Andy Bauza, Everton Bonner, DJ Joe, Farruko, Franklin Martínez, Luis Angel O’Neill, Héctor Pagán, Sharo Towers, John Christopher Taylor, Tempo, Lloyd Oliver Willis
Publishing: Ankk Tempo Music, The Beat Tower Publishing, Carbon Fiber Hits Publishing, Holl Up, Irish Town Songs, Kobalt, No Stop Music Publishing, Primestar Hits Music Publishing, RSM Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, Trebol Clan Official Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

LO QUE TE DI
Composers: Marc Anthony
Publishing: Sony Music Publishing

MAMACITA
Composers: Bruce R. Gaitsch, Gotay El Auténtiko, Madonna
Publishing: Gotay Autentik Music Publishing, Los Tesla Publishing, Warner Chappell, Webo Girl Publishing

ME GUSTA
Composers: Joan Antonio González, Chris Jedi
Publishing: Canciones De Caballero Music, Jedy Squat Music, Universal Music Publishing Group Warner Chappell

ME LA AVENTÉ
Composers: Javier González, Carin León
Publishing: Klak Hits

ME QUEDARÉ CONTIGO
Composers: Eliosbel Galarraga “El Brujo”, Jacob Forever, Lenier, El Micha, Ne-Yo
Publishing: Kobalt, Pen In The Ground Publishing, Rottboyz, Rottweilas Miami, Songs 305, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell

MUÉVELO
Composers: Daddy Yankee, Kenton Nix
Publishing: BMG, Cangris Publishing, Contenido Auténtico, Play for Play N Skillz Music, Skillz for Skillz N Play Music, Sony Music Publishing, Twenty Fifteen Avenue Music, VMG West End Copyrights

PORFA
Composers: Esteban “Wain” Higuita Estrada, Feid
Publishing: Dynasty Publishing Group, Universal Music Publishing Group

QUE CALOR
Composers: Bull Nene, Diplo, Keityn, Ronald “El Killa” Hernandez T.
Publishing: BMG, I Like Turtles Music, KCMusic, Kobalt, Sony Music Publishing, Warner Chappell

QUÉ PENA
Composers: Wissem Amine Larfaoui
Editoras: Sony Music Publishing

QUE TIRE PA LANTE
Composers: Everton Bonner, Daddy Yankee, DJ Urba, Philip Smart , John Christopher Taylor, Lloyd Oliver Willis
Publishing: BMG, C And I Jah Bless Music, Cangris Publishing, Irish Town Songs, Kobalt, Sony Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Urbani Music Publishing

RITMO (BAD BOYS FOR LIFE)
Composers: Francesco Bontempi, Michael Gaffey, Peter Wilfred Glenister, Annerley Gordon, Keith Harris, Giorgio Spagna
Publishing: BMG, Fresh Me Fresh U Music Publishing, Roynet Music, Warner Chappell

ROJO
Composers: Nicolás Ignacio Jana Galleguillos, Luis Angel O’Neill
Publishing: Black Koi Entertainment, Kobalt, No Stop Music Publishing, Warner Chappell

SAFAERA
Composers: DJ Orma, Missy Elliott, Jowell, Bob Marley, Randy Nota Loca, Sting International, Timbaland, Lloyd Oliver Willis
Publishing: Fifty Six Hope Road Music, Irish Town Songs, León Negro Music Publishing, Mass Confusion Productions, ODNIL Music Limited, RSM Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, Sting International Music, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell

SI ME DICES QUE SI
Composers: Ricardo Arjona, Camilo, Julio Ramírez Eguía, Farruko, Sharo Towers
Publishing: Arjona Musical, The Beat Tower Publishing, Holl Up, Sony Music Publishing

SI TE VAS
Composers: Simón Restrepo
Publishing: Universal Music Publishing Group

SIGUES CON ÉL (REMIX)
Composers: Arcángel, Keityn, Omar Rivera, Angelo Roca V “Jvy Boy”, Romeo Santos, Juan Camilo Vargas Vásquez
Publishing: I Love Amiguita, JCV Music, Jvy Boy Publishing, KCMusic, Kobalt, La Maravilla Music Publishing, Omi Mgmt Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

TATTOO (REMIX)
Composers: CAMILO, Eric Duars, Rafael Alfonso Rodríguez, Daniel Ignacio Rondón, Elena Rose
Publishing: Daniel Rondón Music, Duars Music Publishing, Rafa Rodríguez, Sony Music Publishing, Warner Chappell

TE QUEMASTE
Composers: Chris Jedi, Luis E. Ortiz Rivera, Nino Karlo Segarra
Publishing: Jedy Squat Music, Isla Estrella Publishing, ORL Music Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, Warner Chappell

TUSA
Composers: Keityn, Juan Camilo Vargas Vásquez
Editoras: Girl Power Publishing, JCV Music, KCMusic, Kobalt, Sony Music Publishing

TUTU (REMIX)
Composers: Camilo, Jon Leone, Richi López
Publishing: Lola Words & Music Publishing, Sony Music Publishing,Trainer Red Publishing, Warner Chappell

UN DÍA (ONE DAY)
Composers: Lex Borrero, Clarence Bernard Coffee, Dua Lipa
Publishing: 22 Words, Best Coffee in Town, Kobalt, RSM Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

VETE
Composers: César Batista, Edgar Wilmer Semper Vargas, Xavier Alexis Semper Vargas
Publishing: Best Music by Kartier, Editora De Música Mambo Kingz, RSM Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

YO PERREO SOLA
Composers: Nesi
Publishing: RSM Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, White Umbrella

YO YA NO VUELVO CONTIGO
Composers: Fabián Pacheco, José Ángel Del Villar
Publishing: BMG, Del World Son

Selena Gomez’s “Revelación” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart

Selena Gomez is No. 1 with a bullet…

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart with her first Spanish-language album Revelación on the March 27-dated survey.

Selena Gomez

Her album arrives with 23,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending March 18, according to MRC Data — marking the biggest week for a Latin album by a woman since 2017.

“I never go into anything expecting a No. 1 so I do not take it for granted,” Gomez tells Billboard. “It’s always a bit nerve racking before releasing any music because as artists we put so much of ourselves out there. For this EP specifically, I was the most nervous I have been in a long time because my heritage means so much to me and I have been talking about doing this for over 10 years. I wanted it to be perfect. I am thrilled to see the response from my fans and also from people who might not have listened to my other music.”

The Top Latin Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multimetric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

The seven-track Revelación was released March 12 via Interscope/IGA. Of its starting sum of 23,000 equivalent album units, album sales comprise 14,000 and the bulk of the remainder are SEA units (equaling 12.21 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs). Gomez’s debut Latin project boasts the biggest week for a Latin album by a woman in nearly four years, since Shakira’s El Dorado started with 29,000 units in its first week (chart dated June 17, 2017).

“Without a doubt the most challenging aspect was having to do all of the sessions over Zoom,” Gomez adds. “We started recording the EP right before COVID-19 shut everything down. In the beginning there were times I ended up canceling sessions because I found it so uninspiring not to be in the same room with everyone. I eventually was able to get past it and am extremely happy with how the music came together. [Producer] Tainy was very patient with me while I worked through my frustrations.”

Revelación is the first album by a female act at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums since Shakira’s El Dorado spent its fifth and final nonconsecutive week atop the list dated Aug. 5, 2017.

Gomez also notches the highest debut by a female solo act since Jenni Rivera’s Paloma Negra Desde Monterrey likewise debuted atop the list in November 2016. In between Rivera and Gomez, a collaborative set by two women launched at No. 1: Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman’s Versus in July 2017.

As Gomez’s “Baila Conmigo,” with Rauw Alejandro, concurrently takes over the top spot on the new Latin Airplay chart, she becomes the first female act in over a decade to rule both charts simultaneously. The last woman to achieve the feat was Shakira when Sale el Sol and “Loca,” featuring El Cata, ruled both Top Latin Albums and Latin Airplay, respectively in November 2010.

Elsewhere, Gomez places a total of four tracks on Hot Latin Songs, all from Revelación — one of which debuts in the top 20: “Baila Conmigo” with Rauw Alejandro lifts 8-5, “Selfish Love,” with DJ Snake, is at No. 18, “Dámelo To’,” featuring Myke Towers, starts at No. 20, and “De Una Vez,” re-enters at No. 50.

“Releasing ‘De Una Vez’ as the first song was the perfect way to introduce the new music,” Gomez says. “It’s a song I really related to and I think it’s beautiful with a message of hope and healing. I think all of the collaborators bring different elements to the table. With Snake it was great because we have a history together so on a mere comfort level that was nice to have. On ‘Dámelo Tó’ Myke brings this smooth rap and it makes you crave for it to be summer because it has the kind of vibe. When we were recording ‘Baila Conmigo’ I  knew we needed a male voice on it and Rauw has the ideal sexy, soulful voice that really complements the song perfectly.”

Revelación concurrently bows at No. 1 on Latin Pop Albums and at No. 22 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.

Myke Towers Signs Joint Global Distribution Deal with Warner Latina & Warner Records

Myke Towers is going global…

After a two-year courtship, and rising above offers from multiple competing labels, Warner Latina and Warner Records have jointly signed an exclusive global distribution deal with the 27-year-old Puerto Rican rising star and his independent label, Whiteworld Music.

Myke Towers

The deal was spearheaded by Warner Music Latina president Iñigo Zabala, who brought Towers to the attention of Warner Records global heads at a time when music in Spanish is a global force, a fact highlighted by Towers’ remarkable success as an independent artist.

In the past 12 months alone, Towers, whose full name is Michael Anthony Torres Monge, has placed seven songs on the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, two songs on Billboard’s Global Ex U.S. chart, six songs on the Spotify 200 chart (more than any other Latin act) and is currently No. 8 on YouTube’s Global artist chart while his video of “Bandido” with Juhn is No. 2 on the service’s Global chart this week.

No wonder that while Towers sings in Spanish, Warner sees him as a completely global act. “He is one of our most important signings of the past year,” Warner Records Co-Chairman & COO Tom Corson says bluntly.

That import has already been tested, most impactfully in “Me gusta,” the Anitta track released last September where Warner paired Towers with the Brazilian star and Cardi B.

As it turns out, Towers has been on Warner Latin’s sights since 2017, when he first started releasing music. But the label’s approach began in earnest in 2019, after he collaborated with Warner Music Latina group Piso 21.

“We formally contacted him in April 2019, when he released his single ‘Si Se Da,’” says Zabala, president of Warner Music Latin America & Iberia. “At that point, it was clear he was a very, very special artist. We always presented to them [Towers’ management] that we were the better partner to help them globalize Myke’s music. It’s been a long conversation, but it’s been very successful.”

Towers has risen quickly to fame at a time when Latin music is exploding in popularity at a global scale and consumption is at an all-time high. But it took him a beat to become coveted.

In 2018, after an initial stint with another indie, Towers approached Orlando “Jova” Cepeda and José “Tito” Reyes, partners in Whiteworld, a label, production and management company in Puerto Rico. “We gave him a hand and he decided to stay with us,” says Cepeda. “He was vastly underestimated; quiet, humble, the opposite of the genre. But we saw the originality in him.”

Towers was a rapper who shunned the more facile lyrics of reggaetón, opting for more heartfelt storytelling in his beginnings in 2016. But he also had a more melodic, commercial side to him, and quickly became highly sought-after for collaborations by big stars like Thalía and Becky G a couple of years later.

Whiteworld released Towers’ music through GLAD Empire, an indie distributor that’s known for achieving huge hits, like Anuel AA’s debut album. As Towers began to chart higher – by 2019, his “Si se da” peaked at No. 11 on the Hot Latin Songs chart — outside notice in him rose.

“But Warner were the only ones who initially had that interest,” says Reyes. In 2019, he says, Héctor Rivera, Warner Latina’s VP of A&R, showed up at Whiteworld’s studios in Puerto Rico.

“I told him, ‘Brother, truly, we’re not looking for anyone. But I’m paying attention because you’re here,’” recalls Reyes.  “Honestly, if they hadn’t come to see us that day at the studio, maybe we wouldn’t have made the deal.”

By then, many other people wanted a deal with Towers, but Warner won out. “Warner gave us respect,” says Cepeda. “They understood the project. I told Iñigo that if they wanted to sign Myke, it had to be global.”

Corson and Warner Records Co-Chairman & CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck both reached out to Towers and his team, signaling their commitment.

“Iñigo took the lead, but once the ball is rolling we’re working closely,” says Corson. “In this climate, with global playlisting, and genres meaning less and less, and records crossing over, language being less of a barrier, you have to be in each other’s business. It used to be much more one way: what could the U.S./Anglo labels export? Now, you’d be foolish to take that attitude and you would lose a lot of business if you weren’t in constant communication with your teams.”

As big as Towers has already become, “there’s still a major part of the globe who doesn’t know who he is,” says Bay-Schuck. “That’s where we’re going to come in and find the right ways to seed his music, collaborate with the right English speaking artists so Myke Towers becomes the same household name here that he is in the rest of the world. We’re  intentionally curating our roster […] and that means you can’t have a roster with 10 of the same things in it. I think Myke saw a massive opportunity to really be one of one and have the belief we were going to treat him like the priority he is.”

Max Lousada, Global CEO of Recorded Music, Warner Music Group added: “Myke is a distinctive songwriter, powerful performer, and incredible artist […] He’s at the forefront of a new generation of global talent that’s transcending languages, crossing boundaries, and disrupting genres. His possibilities are limitless.”

Ovy on the Drums Earns First Top 10 on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay chart with “Miedito o Qué,” Featuring Karol G & Danny Ocean

Ovy on the Drums is celebrating a special feat…

The Colombian hit maker, music producer, artist and singer songwriter, whose real name is Daniel Echavarria Oviedo, has earned his first Top 10 on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay chart, as his collaboration with Karol G and Danny OceanMiedito o Qué” reaches a new high.

Ovy on the Drums, Danny Ocean, Karol G

The trio’s collaboration ascends 15-8 on the chart with 6 million in audience impressions, up 57%.

The Latin pop-rhythmic tune earns Karol her 10th top 10, while Ocean claims his first.

The song also grows 26-14 on Latin Airplay and re-enters Hot Latin Songs at No. 33 (both new peaks).

Karol G Earns Ninth No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Bichota”

Karol G has another smash on her hands…

The 29-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter has notched her ninth No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart dated February 13, as “Bichota” climbs 5-1.

Karol G

The female anthem pushes to the top thanks to a 23% spike in audience impressions, to 12 million, earned in the week ending February 7, according to MRC Data.

The audience improvement also makes the song just the second No. 1 by a solo woman, unaccompanied by any other artist, to reach No. 1 this decade — and both are by Karol G.

Greatest gainers for the song in the tracking week were: WODA San Juan, P.R. (up 392,000 in audience); WPAT New York (up 347,000); WSKQ New York (up 307,000); and KAMA Houston (up 268,000).

Before “Bichota,” Karol G previously reached the Latin Airplay summit completely solo with “Ay, Dios Mío!” (October 10, 2020), both as a female soloist. She’s also secured a spot at the penthouse seven other times, all via collaborative efforts, dating back to “Mi Cama,” with J Balvin, featuring Nicky Jam. The triple-billed act spent one week atop the ranking in August 2018.

Karol G is the sixth female soloist to reach No. 1 on Latin Airplay with a song unaccompanied by another act since 2010.

Here’s the leaderboard:

Artist, Title, Debut/Peak Date
Gloria Estefan, “Hotel Nacional,” Jan. 14, 2012 (debut)
Paulina Rubio, “Me Gustas Tanto,” Feb. 11, 2012
Leslie Grace, “Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow,” Oct. 27, 2012
Katherine Alexander, “Put It In a Kiss,” Jan. 18, 2014
Jennifer Lopez, “El Anillo,” July 14, 2018
Karol G, “Ay, Dios Mío!,” Oct. 10, 2020
Karol G, “Bichota,” Feb. 13, 2021

Aside from its Latin Airplay coronation, the Ovy on the Drums-produced track captures its highest ranking on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, jumping 75-72.

Meanwhile, on the airplay-, streaming-, digital sales-blended Hot Latin Songs chart, “Bichota” returns to its No. 3 high (4-3), where its spent seven previous weeks.

Nicky Jam Teams Up with Romeo Santos for Hypnotic Reggaeton Track “Fan de Tus Fotos

It’s a special Aventura for Nicky Jam

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican & Dominican American Latin trap and reggaeton singer/songwriter has joined voices with former-Aventura-member-turned-bachata-superstar Romeo Santos for “Fan de Tus Fotos,” a hypnotic reggaeton track that finds both men daydreaming over their boss, who they think has been sending them mixed messages.

But as it turns out, they’ve been imagining things, and their distractedness gets them in some serious trouble at the office. “I’m like a fan just looking at your photos. I’m going crazy thinking I can touch you,” the pair sing.

It’s not the first time Nicky Jam and Santos have teamed up.

Back in 2017, they released the Daddy Yankee-assisted “Bella Y Sensual,” which peaked at No. 6 on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart (dated January 2, 2018).

Earlier this year, Nicky Jam made his debut as talk show host in his new interview-style project titled The Rockstar Show, streamed on YouTube. His first episode featured Colombian superstar Maluma and other guests have included El Alfa and Karol G.

During his interview with Karol G, he announced a new album dropping this year. “I’m really happy, I think this will be my best album,” he shared.

Selena Gomez to Release First-Ever Spanish-Language EP in March

Selena Gomez is switching tongues in a big way…

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has officially announced plans to release her first-ever Spanish-language EP is set on March 12.

Selena Gomez

Titled Revelación, the album will follow Gomez’s singles “De Una Vez,” which arrived on January 16, and the Rauw Alejandro-assisted “Baila Conmigo,” which will be released on Friday, January 29.

“Revelación, my first ever Spanish EP, is out March 12,” the singer tweeted to her over 60 million followers. “Preorder it tomorrow at 9am PT.”

News of the EP comes a day after Gomez announced the Tainy-produced “Baila Conmigo.” She shared a photo on social media that shows Selena rocking her shoulder-length hair, a fitted dress with a red-orange spotlight.

Earlier this month, the multi-hyphenate dropped “De Una Vez,” her first Spanish single in a decade, produced by Tainy, Albert Hype, Jota Rosa, and Neon16. In the song, Gomez opens up about healing from a previous relationship and discovering her self-worth.

The rhythmic pop tune scored Gomez her second top five on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart as “De Una Vez” debuts at No. 4 on the January 30 survey, which arrives two years since her first No. 1: DJ Snake’s bilingual “Taki Taki,” which also features Ozuna and Cardi B.

 

Selena Gomez Earns Second Top Five Single on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart with “De Una Vez”

Selena Gomez is makin’ a salpicadura on the Latin charts…

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer has clocked her second top five on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart as “De Una Vez” debuts at No. 4 on the January 30 survey.

Selena Gomez

Gomez’s all Spanish-language song arrives a little more than two years since her first No. 1 on the chart: Her featured role on DJ Snake’s bilingual “Taki Taki,” which also features Ozuna and Cardi B, reigned for 13 weeks starting on the chart dated October 13, 2018.

“De Una Vez” was released January 14 and bows at No. 4 on the all-metric list mainly powered by streaming activity and digital sales. It starts with 5.6 million U.S. streams earned in the week ending Jan. 21, according to MRC Data, propelling a No. 5 debut on Latin Streaming Sales.

The rhythmic pop track, which was produced by Tainy, Albert Hype, Jota Rosa and Neon16, concurrently registers 5,000 downloads, and it sits at No. 1 for a second week on the Latin Digital Song Sales tally (after debuting a week earlier from one day of sales activity in the week ending January 14). It starts at No. 14 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart.

Gomez is just the seventh female act to debut in the top five on Hot Latin Songs in the last three years. Out of all, Cardi B, Karol G, Rosalía and now herself have snatched two top five debuts. Let’s take a look at all the titles:

Song, Artists, Year, Debut Position
“La Modelo,” Ozuna & Cardi B, 2018, No. 3
“Taki Taki,” DJ Snake Featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B, 2018, No. 1
“China,” Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin, Aug. 2019, No. 2
“Tusa,” Karol G & Nicki Minaj, 2019, No. 1
“TKN,” Rosalía & Travis Scott, 2019, No. 2
“Un Día (One Day),” J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy, 2020, No. 1
“Me Gusta,” Anitta Featuring Cardi B & Myke Towers, 2020, No. 5
“La Noche De Anoche,” Bad Bunny & Rosalía, 2020, No. 2
“De Una Vez,” Selena Gomez, 2020, No. 5.

 

On the overall Billboard Hot 100 chart, “De Una Vez” starts at No. 92. The track also launches at No. 40 on the Billboard Global 200 and No. 36 on the Billboard Global 200 Excluding U.S. charts.