Grupo Firme Performs at Halftime During the NFL’s Monday Night Football Game

Grupo Firme is celebrating a career touchdown

The Regional Mexican band headlined the halftime show at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City during the Monday Night Football game in which the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 38-10.

Grupo FirmeThe return of the NFL to Mexico featured a week-long celebration of pride that transcends borders, as well as the nexus between Mexican culture and American football with activities focused on art, fashion, music, and youth football.

As part of the League’s “Por la Cultura” campaign, music has been a focal point of the NFL’s marketing strategy, kicking off the season with a J Balvin concert and releasing a Por La Cultura mixtape featuring Yandel, El Alfa, and Snow Tha Product among others. Latino football fans are the fastest-growing demographic for the NFL and an important audience the league is hoping to grow in the coming years.

Grupo Firme, formed in the northern Mexican city of Tijuana, arrived at the so-called “Coloso de Santa Úrsula,” as the Estadio Azteca is also known, after a massively successful touring year, including their concert at the Zócalo of Mexico City last September that garnered an audience of 280,000, a series of presentations at Foro Sol, a major arena also located in the Mexican capital, and their main stage set at Coachella.

“This is an achievement in our career, we are going ‘at a steady pace’ as we say it. The truth is that we were not thinking to be part of an event as important as this beautiful night,” singer Eduin Caz told Billboard Español. “It will be something historic, a different audience will know us. They will listen to us and we will give our best.”

The Latin Grammy and Latin Billboard Music Awards winners performed their hits “Ya supérame”, “El amor no fue para mi” and “Gracias,” for the 78,000 NFL fans in attendance.

This was the first Monday Night Football game played in Mexico City since 2019, after a forced two-year break because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the musicians, the presence of the NFL in Mexico is a good opportunity for two communities to honor sports and music without language barriers.

“Something that we have realized and that we are very grateful for is that the public and the people who listen to Grupo Firme are increasingly bicultural. We have already seen people who do not speak Spanish singing at our concerts. It is a blessing for us that this is growing and that opens the door to be at events like this”, said singer Jhonny Caz.

Mexican singer Sofía Reyes was chosen this year to perform the national anthem of Mexico. She electrified the stadium as soon as she started singing the first verse.

“For me it is an honor to sing the Mexican national anthem and above all to sing it here in my country at an event like this. It’s crazy! I am happy and very grateful,” Reyes told Billboard Español prior to the game.

 

On the American side, the Mexican-American singer Marisol HernándezLa Marisoul”, from the musical group La Santa Cecilia, performed The Star-Spangled Banner, the United States National Anthem.

“This is my first time at the Estadio Azteca, singing the national anthem of the United States. I feel that my two worlds, my two countries, come together in a beautiful way and I can’t hide my feelings from this experience. For years at La Santa Cecilia we have tried to build musical bridges and I feel that tonight is a great example of this,” said Hernández.

The match in Mexico was the fifth and final of the 2022 International Series, which included three games in London and, for the first time, a game in Munich, Germany. Musical performances from the game at Estadio Azteca on November 21st can be viewed on Mundo NFL’s YouTube channel.

J Balvin Receives Latino Impact Award During United Nations Latino Impact Summit

J Balvin is celebrating his international impact

The 37-year-old Colombian superstar received the Latino Impact Award at the United Nations Latino Impact Summit for his work shining a light on mental health.

J BalvinBalvin was honored this week at the United Nations headquarters in New York City during the summit, which returned to an in-person format for the first time since the pandemic.

He was honored for raising awareness on mental health and wellness in the Latin community as well as for the launch of his mental wellness app, OYE.

Balvin is the creator, along with Mario Chamorro, Patrick Dowd and Isaac Lee, of the Spanish and English application that offers a space for people to transform their emotions into creative actions.

For this reason, it achieves “a balance between emotional health and physical health, through exercises that help release stress, fear, sadness and the burdens that each human being receives in their daily routines, to reconnect with their inner power. and create the life they want,” said the Public Foundation, which organizes the summit, in a statement.

Anahí Returning to Music with “Déjame Vivir,” New Collaboration with the Late Juan Gabriel

Anahí is preparing for her return to the music world…

The 39-year-old Mexican actress and singer will make her official comeback to music with “Déjame Vivir,” a new collaboration alongside Juan Gabriel. 

AnahiThe single—released posthumously, six years after Juanga’s passing—is a new version of his Rocío Dúrcal-assisted single that launched in 1984. Almost 40 years later, Anahi gives it a modern EDM twist.

“Who’s excited to listen to it?” the singer asked her fans on Instagram, sharing a 15-second preview of the video that features both stars.

“Déjame Vivir,” which marks Anahí’s first official release since “Latidos” in 2020, follows El Divo de Juarez’s “Mía Un Año” released last month in collaboration with Eslabon Armado.

The collaborative track with Juanga comes after his duets with Marc Anthony, J Balvin, and other major artists who formed part of his Los Dúo 2 album released in 2015, which ruled the No. 1 spot on the Top Latin Albums chart for 20 weeks in 2016.

Although it’s Anahí’s first single in two years, she has kept herself busy with music endeavors — in June, the former Rebelde star joined Karol G on stage for an epic rendition of RBD’s 2004 hit “Salvame.”

The performance that took place during the Bichota Reloaded tour in Mexico City became the first time Anahí performed live in 11 years. The singer’s last concert prior to that was in 2011 with her Go Any Go Tour.

Anahí has also been spotted spending time with her former RBD bandmates Maite Perroni, Christian Chávez and Christopher Von Uckermann — first in December 2020 when they hosted a virtual reunion called “Ser o Parecer,” and most recently for Perroni’s wedding to longtime boyfriend Andrés Tovar.

“Déjame Vivir,” which drops at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 27, will form part of the upcoming Los Dúo 3 set.

Bad Bunny Leads Pack of American Music Awards Nominations with Eight

Bad Bunny’s star continues to shine bright…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, singer and rising actor has scored a leading eight nominations for the 2022 American Music Awards, which will be handed out next month.

Bad Bunny,In addition to picking up his first AMAs nomination for Artist of the Year, Bad Bunny is also nominated for Favorite Male Pop Artist and Favorite Touring Artist, as well as Favorite Pop Album and Favorite Latin Album for Un Verano Sin Ti, among his other nods.

Karol G earned three AMA nods…

The 31-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter is up for Favorite Female Latin Artist and earned two nods for Favorite Latin Song.

Meantime, Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto cast earned two nods.

The artists’ smash single “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is up for Favorite Pop Song and Collaboration of the Year.

Other multiple Latinx nominees include Farruko, J Balvin, Rauw Alejandro, Rosalia and Bruno Mars (as part of Silk Sonic).

The November 20 show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles will air live on ABC at 8:00 pm ET and delayed at 8 pm PT in the West.

The 2022 American Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions.

Here are this year’s nominees:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adele
Bad Bunny
Beyoncé
Drake
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Dove Cameron
GAYLE
Latto
Måneskin
Steve Lacy

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix”
Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U”
Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”
The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber, “Stay”

FAVORITE TOURING ARTIST
Bad Bunny
Coldplay
Ed Sheeran
Elton John
The Rolling Stones

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Adele, “Easy On Me”
Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone, “Me Porto Bonito”
Harry Styles, “As It Was”
Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”
Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)”

FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST
Bad Bunny
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Harry Styles
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE POP ARTIST
Adele
Beyoncé
Doja Cat
Lizzo
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE POP DUO OR GROUP
BTS
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
Måneskin
OneRepublic

FAVORITE POP ALBUM
Adele, “30”
Bad Bunny, “Un Verano Sin Ti”
Beyoncé, “Renaissance”
Harry Styles, “Harry’s House”
Taylor Swift, “Red (Taylor’s Version)”
The Weeknd, “Dawn FM”

FAVORITE POP SONG
Adele, “Easy On Me”
Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
Harry Styles, “As It Was”
Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber, “Stay”

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST
Chris Stapleton
Cody Johnson
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen
Walker Hayes

FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST
Carrie Underwood
Lainey Wilson
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP
Dan + Shay
Lady A
Old Dominion
Parmalee
Zac Brown Band

FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM
Carrie Underwood, “Denim & Rhinestones”
Luke Combs, “Growin’ Up”
Cody Johnson, “Human: The Double Album”
Taylor Swift, “Red (Taylor’s Version)”
Walker Hayes “Country Stuff: The Album”

FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG
Chris Stapleton, “You Should Probably Leave”
Cody Johnson, “’Til You Can’t”
Dustin Lynch ft. MacKenzie Porter, “Thinking ‘Bout You”
Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt”
Morgan Wallen, “Wasted on You”

FAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Drake
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby
Lil Durk

FAVORITE FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
GloRilla
Latto
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ALBUM
Future, “I Never Liked You”
Gunna, “DS4EVER”
Kendrick Lamar, “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers”
Lil Durk, “7220”
Polo G, “Hall of Fame 2.0”

FAVORITE HIP-HOP SONG
Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U”
Jack Harlow, “First Class”
Kodak Black, “Super Gremlin”
Latto, “Big Energy”
Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”

FAVORITE MALE R&B ARTIST
Brent Faiyaz
Chris Brown
Givéon
Lucky Daye
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST
Beyoncé
Doja Cat
Muni Long
Summer Walker
SZA

FAVORITE R&B ALBUM
Beyoncé, “Renaissance”
Drake, “Honestly, Nevermind”
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), “An Evening with Silk Sonic”
Summer Walker, “Still Over It”
The Weeknd, “Dawn FM”

FAVORITE R&B SONG
Beyoncé, “Break My Soul”
Muni Long, “Hrs And Hrs”
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), “Smokin Out The Window”
SZA, “I Hate U”
Wizkid ft. Tems, “Essence”

FAVORITE MALE LATIN ARTIST
Bad Bunny
Farruko
J Balvin
Jhayco
Rauw Alejandro

FAVORITE FEMALE LATIN ARTIST
Anitta
Becky G
Kali Uchis
Karol G
Rosalía

FAVORITE LATIN DUO OR GROUP
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Eslabon Armado
Grupo Firme
Yahritza Y Su Esencia

FAVORITE LATIN ALBUM
Bad Bunny, “Un Verano Sin Ti”
Farruko, “La 167”
J Balvin, “Jose”
Rauw Alejandro, “Vice Versa”
Rosalía, “Motomami”

FAVORITE LATIN SONG
Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone, “Me Porto Bonito”
Becky G x Karol G, “Mamiii”
Karol G, “Provenza”
Rauw Alejandro, “Todo de Ti”
Sebastián Yatra, “Dos Oruguitas”

FAVORITE ROCK ARTIST
Imagine Dragons
Machine Gun Kelly
Måneskin
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Lumineers

FAVORITE ROCK SONG New
Foo Fighters, “Love Dies Young”
Imagine Dragons x JID, “Enemy”
Kate Bush, “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”
Måneskin, “Beggin’”
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Black Summer”

FAVORITE ROCK ALBUM New
Coldplay, “Music of the Spheres”
Ghost, “Impera”
Imagine Dragons, “Mercury – Act 1”
Machine Gun Kelly, “mainstream sellout”
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Unlimited Love”

FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST
Anne Wilson
For King & Country
Katy Nichole
Matthew West
Phil Wickham

FAVORITE GOSPEL ARTIST
CeCe Winans
DOE
E. Dewey Smith
Maverick City Music
Tamela Mann

FAVORITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST
Diplo
Marshmello
Swedish House Mafia
The Chainsmokers
Tiësto

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
“Elvis”
“Encanto”
“Sing 2”
“Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4”
“Top Gun: Maverick”

FAVORITE AFROBEATS ARTIST New
Burna Boy
CKay
Fireboy DML
Tems
Wizkid

FAVORITE K-POP ARTIST New
Blackpink
BTS
Seventeen
Tomorrow x Together
Twice

Rosalia Earns Four MTV Europe Music Awards Nominations

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Rosalia is a European sensation…

The nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2022 have been announced, with the 28-year-old Spanish singer/songwriter earning the most nominations of any Latinx artist.

RosaliaRosalia has earned four MTV EMAs nods this year, including Best Artist and Best Song for “Despechá.

Bad Bunny’s global domination continues, earning the most nods among men…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar is nominated for Best Collaboration for his single “Me Porto Bonito,” featuring Chencho Corleone, who has earned two nods – his first-ever MTV EMAs nominations.

Shakira has earned two nods, including Best Collaboration for her single with Rauw Alejandro, “Te Felicito.”

Stephen Sanchez has earned his first-ever MTV EMA nods…

The 19-year-old Latino Americam “Until I Found You” singer earned two nods, including one for Best New (Artist).

Other Latino nominees include Omar Apollo, J Balvin, Becky G, Anitta and Rauw Alejandro.

Düsseldorf will be the city hosting the MTV EMAs 2022 at PSD Bank Dome in Germany. The award show will take place on November 13 live across the globe on MTV and made available the next day on Paramount+ and Pluto TV.

Here’s a look at the complete list of 2022 nominees:

BEST SONG

  • Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone, “Me Porto Bonito”
    • Harry Styles, “As It Was”
    • Jack Harlow, “First Class”
    • Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
    • Nicki Minaj, “Super Freaky Girl”
    • Rosalía, “Despechá”

BEST VIDEO

  • Blackpink, “Pink Venom”
    • Doja Cat, “Woman”
    • Harry Styles, “As It Was”
    • Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 5”
    • Nicki Minaj, “Super Freaky Girl”
    • Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”

BEST ARTIST

  • Adele
    • Beyoncé
    • Harry Styles
    • Nicki Minaj
    • Rosalía
    • Taylor Swift

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone, “Me Porto Bonito”
    • David Guetta & Bebe Rexha, “I’m Good (Blue)”
    • DJ Khaled ft. Drake & Lil Baby, “STAYING ALIVE”
    • Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa, “Sweetest Pie”
    • Post Malone with Doja Cat, “I Like You (A Happier Song)”
    • Shakira, Rauw Alejandro, “Te Felicito”
    • Tiësto & Ava Max, “The Motto”

BEST LIVE

  • Coldplay
    • Ed Sheeran
    • Harry Styles
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • Lady Gaga
    • The Weeknd

BEST POP

  • Billie Eilish
    • Doja Cat
    • Ed Sheeran
    • Harry Styles
    • Lizzo
    • Taylor Swift

BEST NEW

  • Baby Keem
    • Dove Cameron
    • GAYLE
    • SEVENTEEN
    • Stephen Sanchez
    • Tems

BEST K-POP

  • BLACKPINK
    • BTS
    • ITZY
    • LISA
    • SEVENTEEN
    • TWICE

BEST LATIN

  • Anitta
    • Bad Bunny
    • Becky G
    • J Balvin
    • Rosalía
    • Shakira

BEST ELECTRONIC

  • Calvin Harris
    • David Guetta
    • DJ Snake
    • Marshmello
    • Swedish House Mafia
    • Tiësto

BEST HIP HOP

  • Drake
    • Future
    • Jack Harlow
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • Lil Baby
    • Megan Thee Stallion
    • Nicki Minaj

BEST ROCK

  • Foo Fighters
    • Liam Gallagher
    • Måneskin
    • Muse
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • The Killers

BEST ALTERNATIVE

  • Gorillaz
    • Imagine Dragons
    • Panic! At The Disco
    • Tame Impala
    • Twenty One Pilots
    • YUNGBLUD

BEST R&B

  • Chlöe
    • Givēon
    • H.E.R.
    • Khalid
    • Summer Walker
    • SZA

BEST LONGFORM VIDEO

  • Foo Fighters, “Studio 666”
    • Rosalía, “MOTOMAMI (ROSALÍA TikTok LIVE Performance)”
    • Stormzy. “Mel Made Me Do It”
    • Taylor Hawkins, “Tribute concert, Wembley Stadium, London”
    • Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”

VIDEO FOR GOOD

  • Ed Sheeran, “2step (feat. Lil Baby)”
    • Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 5”
    • Latto, “P*ssy”
    • Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
    • Sam Smith, “Unholy (feat. Kim Petras)”
    • Stromae, “Fils de joie”

BIGGEST FANS

  • BLACKPINK
    • BTS
    • Harry Styles
    • Lady Gaga
    • Nicki Minaj
    • Taylor Swift

BEST PUSH

  • Nessa Barrett
    • SEVENTEEN
    • Mae Muller
    • GAYLE
    • Shenseea
    • Omar Apollo
    • Wet Leg
    • Muni Long
    • Doechii
    • Saucy Santana
    • Stephen Sanchez
    • JVKE

BEST METAVERSE PERFORMANCE

  • BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG
    • BTS | Minecraft
    • Charli XCX | Roblox
    • Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave
    • Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox

Rosalía Lands First No. 1 Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart as a Solo, Unaccompanied Act with “Despechá”

It’s a special first for Rosalía

The 30-year-old Spanish singer and songwriter’s “Despechá” tops Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart, as the song advances from No. 3 to lead the October 8-dated survey.

RosaliaIt’s Rosalía’s first No. 1 as a soloist, unaccompanied by any other act.

“Despechá” rules with a 19% increase in audience impressions to 9.34 million earned in the U.S. in the week ending October 2, according to Luminate.

It concurrently spends a second week atop Tropical Airplay — her second champ on that chart.

The new Latin Airplay coronation arrives almost five months after Rosalía captured her last No. 1 through a collaboration, since “La Fama,” featuring The Weeknd, led the tally for one week on the May 14-dated ranking.

While Rosalía boasts five total Latin Airplay No. 1s, with “Despechá,” her fourth straight leader, the Spaniard checks off a new milestone. The track is both her first chart entry and first No. 1 as a soloist unaccompanied by any other act. Three of her previous four No. 1s were collaborations in a lead role, while one, 2020’s “Relacion,” by Sech, Daddy Yankee and J Balvin, featured her alongside Farruko.

Further, “Despechá” crowns Latin Airplay in its eighth week, the fastest trek to the top among Rosalía’s five No. 1s. Let’s look at the songs’ ride to the summit:

Weeks to No. 1, Title, Artist (if other than Rosalía), Peak Date
14 weeks, “Yo X Ti, Tu X Mi,” with Ozuna, Dec. 28, 2019
11 weeks, “Relación,” Sech, Daddy Yankee & J Balvin featuring Rosalia & Farruko, Sept. 26, 2020
11 weeks, “La Noche De Anoche,” Bad Bunny & Rosalía, April 24, 2021
13 weeks, “La Fama,” Rosalia featuring The Weeknd, May 14, 2022
8 weeks, “Despechá,” Rosalia, Oct. 8, 2022,

Elsewhere, “Despechá” holds steady at its No. 7 high for a second week on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart which blends airplay, digital sales, and streaming activity.

Bad Bunny’s “Me Porto Bien,” with Chencho Corleone, Logs Milestone 20th Week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart

Bad Bunny is still behaving well… And, he’s earning a place in Latin music history.

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar and Chencho Corleone’s “Me Porto Bonito” has logged a milestone 20th week at No. 1 on BillboardHot Latin Songs chart dated October 8, becoming the 12th song to spend at least 20 weeks atop the tally in its 36-year history.

Bad BunnyThe song’s 20th week at No. 1 benefits from 8 million U.S. audience impressions earned in the week ending Sept. 29 (up 18%), according to Luminate. 

Meanwhile, though it dips 4% in streams to 12 million earned in the week ending September 29, it holds strong at No. 1 on the Latin Streaming Songs chart and moves 4-2 on the overall Streaming Songs chart.

On the sales front, “Me Porto Bonito” falls 14%, to 1,000 downloads sold, in the same tracking period.

As it drops 1-2 on Latin Digital Song Sales, it cedes the No. 1 spot to another one of Bad Bunny’s songs: “MIA,” featuring Drake — which last took over atop the chart for one week in October 2018.

As mentioned, “Me Porto Bonito” joins 11 other tracks that have held strong at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs for at least 20 weeks or more since the chart’s inception in 1986.

Here’s the leaderboard:

Weeks At No. 1, Title, Artist
56, “Despacito” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber
41, “Bailando,” Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
30, “El Perdón,” Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
27, “Dakiti,” Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez
26, “Pepas,” Farruko
25, “La Tortura,” Shakira featuring Alejandro Sanz
24, “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life),” Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin
22, “Ginza,” J Balvin
20, “Me Porto Bonito,” Bad Bunny & Chencho Corleone
20, “Te Quiero, Flex”
20, “Me Enamora,” Juanes
20, “A Puro Dolor,” Son By Four

Further, Bad Bunny is the third act to have two different songs spend at least 20 weeks at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs (he previously notched 27 weeks at No. 1 with “Dakiti,” with Jhay Cortez). Both Enrique Iglesias and J Balvin have also logged a pair of 20-week No. 1s. Iglesias did it with “Bailando” (41 in 2014-15, featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona) and “El Perdon” (30 in 2015, with Nicky Jam), while J Balvin ruled with “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)” (24, 2020; with Black Eyed Peas) and “Ginza” (22, 2015).

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, has the most weeks at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs, with 56 weeks in 2017-18.

Elsewhere, “Me Porto Bonito” rebounds to No. 4 on Latin Airplay for a second week (7-4). The track led the all-genre tally for one week on the Aug. 20-dated ranking.

Bad Bunny Earns 19th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Titi Me Preguntó”

There’s no questioning Bad Bunny’s popularity… 

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has notched his 19th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “Titi Me Preguntó” climbs 7-1 on the September 24-dated ranking.

Bad BunnyIt’s the third track from Bad Bunny’s historic, chart-topping album Un Verano Sin Ti to lead the all-genre tally.

“Titi Me Preguntó” tops Latin Airplay just a month after “Me Porto Bonito,” with Chencho Corleone, ruled for one week (August 20-dated ranking).

Un Verano Sin Ti’s second single, “Moscow Mule,” earned the set its first champ (list dated July 30).

“Titi Me Preguntó” visits the summit for the first time after a 25% boost in audience impressions — to 9 million — earned in the U.S. in the week ending September 18, according to Luminate.

It sends Romeo Santos and Justin Timberlake’s “Sin Fin” to No. 3 after its debut at No. 1 the week prior.

His 19th No. 1 breaks Bad Bunny from a tie with Ricky Martin for the eighth-most champs among all acts since Latin Airplay launched in 1994.

Here’s a look at the scoreboard:

35, J Balvin
32, Enrique Iglesias
28, Ozuna
27, Daddy Yankee
22, Wisin
21, Maluma
20, Romeo Santos
19, Bad Bunny
18, Ricky Martin

Further, “Titi Me Preguntó” reaches No. 1 on Latin Airplay in its fifth week. Notably, the only song out of his 19 hits to match “Me Porto Bonito’s” equal trek to the penthouse. Previously, “Qué Pretendes,” with J Balvin, reached the top in its sixth week (August 10, 2019).

In addition to its Latin Airplay coronation, “Titi Me Preguntó” advances 3-1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay, Bad Bunny’s also 19th champ there. With the move, he matches Wisin as a solo act and Wisin & Yandel for the fourth-most No. 1s, behind Daddy Yankee and J Balvin’s 34 leaders and Ozuna’s 27.

Elsewhere, “Titi Me Preguntó” holds strong at No. 13 for a third nonconsecutive week on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart after its No. 5 debut and peak in May. Plus, it’s one of two titles still ranking in the list’s top 20 among the nine tracks from his No. 1 LP, Un Verano Sin Ti, currently on the chart.

J Balvin’s Latest Nike Sneaker Collaboration Sells Out Quickly

J Balvin’s latest Nike collaboration is a hit…

The 37-year-old Colombian singer’s sneaker collaboration sold out within hours of being released on the Nike SNKR app.

J BalvinThe collaboration debuted on Thursday, September 15 in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Balvin’s shoe offers a fresh take on the classic 1986 design. It features a celestine blue colorway with cloud graphics along the heel, collar and insole, and puffed-up panels on the upper ankle, with premium materials and air cushioning designed to keep your feet comfortable.

J Balvin x Nike CollaborationAlthough Balvin is known for his unique style, there’s a deeper meaning to the design aesthetic.

“Everything I do has to tell a story,” he explained in an interview with Complex. “I talked to Nike about how I wanted to reflect my mental health journey in a creative way. We discussed how I had to overcome walking through dark moments to find the light. That’s where we came up with the concept for this sneaker. I wanted it to be reflective of how you jump towards the light and your dreams and elevate yourself to get through the dark situations in life.”

The J Balvin x Air Jordan 2 sneaker retails for $300 in adult sizes, $100 for kids, and $80 for toddlers. All three sizes are sold out at Nike, but like with any limited drop, you can usually find the shoes on resale sites like StockXFight ClubGOAT, and Grailed.

J Balvin Becomes First Latino Artist to Headline NFL Kickoff Concert

J Balvin has earned a place in NFL history…

The 37-year-old Colombian singer performed at Alamitos Beach in Long Beach, California, on Thursday, September 8 as part of the NFL Kickoff Experience to celebrate the beginning of the 2022 NFL season, becoming the first Latino artist to headline an NFL kickoff concert.

J BalvinJ Balvin performed ahead of the first game of the year, which saw the Buffalo Bills battle with reigning Super Bowl champs, the Los Angeles Rams.

Attendees defied the L.A. heat wave and made their way to the beach for a free day event that featured all sorts of activities and activations, including a beach football field.

Before Balvin took the stage, a local mariachi band serenaded the sweaty crowd before the Alabama State Marching Hornets took over for a riveting number.

Opening for Balvin was West Coast-based DJ and producer Tokimonsta, who was able to get the concertgoers out of the shade and closer to the main stage where they danced to her eclectic set.

Then, an inflatable giant hand appeared onstage holding up an equally large smiling face balloon — Balvin’s signature smiley face— which could only mean that the chart-topping artist was ready to take make his grand entrance. While his set was scheduled to begin at 4:00 pm, Balvin took the stage 10 minutes earlier to perform a nearly one-hour show.

He appeared in a two-piece, army-like outfit styled with a matching balaclava that only exposed his eyes.

“Cómo está la vibra esta tarde, how’s the vibe today?” he asked the crowd.

Balvin kicked off with the fan-favorite “Mi Gente” and went on to perform back-to-back hits like “Reggaeton,” “Nivel de Perreo,” “Con Altura,” “Loco Contigo,” “Blanco,” “Ritmo,” “Amarillo,” “Ginza,” “I Like It” and “In Da Getto.” He also brought out a special guest, Trueno, an emerging rapper from Argentina, to perform their collaboration “Un Paso.”

“My name is Jose but they call me J Balvin,” he added. “Where are all the warriors that fight for their dreams? I see my Latino gang representing here.”

Throughout the years, artists like Shawn MendesMeek MillMeghan Trainor and Ed Sheeran have performed at the NFL Kickoff Concert.