Daddy Yankee to Headline This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Week

Daddy Yankee is bringing the beats to this year’s Latin Music Week…

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and rapper will headline Billboard’s 2021 Latin Music Week.

Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee’s fellow headlining acts will be Karol G and Nicky Jam. 

Taking place September 20-24 at the Faena Forum in Miami, Billboard Latin Music Week returns under the slogan “The Beat of Latin Music,” making its mark as the longest running and biggest Latin music industry gathering in the world.

Early-bird registration for Billboard Latin Music Week is now open, register here.

Karol G Nabs Six Premios Juventud Awards

Karol G has six reasons to celebrate…

The 18th annual Premios Juventud ceremony returned to Miami’s Watsco Center with a live audience Thursday night, where the 30-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter was the night’s big winner.

Karol G

Karol G took home six awards including female artist of the youth. In her speech, she dedicated the award to her fellow nominees, including Becky G and Natti Natasha. “This is for all of you. We’re building an incredible empire and we’re all part of the game,” she said. “They respect us and we contribute.”

Other artists who took home awards include Bad Bunny, who made a special appearance to introduce Tommy Torres‘ performance, Grupo Firme, Los Dos Carnales, Becky G, Natti Natasha and Daddy Yankee, who received the special “Agent of Change” award.

The hosts of the ceremony – Sebastian Yatra, Chiquis and Alejandra Espinoza – announced that next year’s Premios Juventud are set to take place for the first time ever in Puerto Rico.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Artista De La Juventud Femenino: KAROL G
Mejor Canción Regional Mexicana: “EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
La Nueva Generación – Femenina – KALI UCHIS
La Nueva Generación – Masculina: JAY WHEELER
La Nueva Generación Regional Mexicano: LOS DOS CARNALES

Mejor Canción Mariachi-Ranchera: “DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
Mejor Colaboración Regional Mexicana: “EL GÜERO” – GRUPO FIRME FT. MARCA MP
Mejor Fusión Regional Mexicana: “EL CAMBIO” – CHESCA & GRUPO FIRME
La Mezcla Perfecta: “RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
Tropical Mix
: “ANTES QUE SALGA EL SOL” – NATTI NATASHA & PRINCE ROYCE
Colaboración OMG: “HAWÁI (REMIX)” – MALUMA & THE WEEKND

Track Viral Del Año: “DÁKITI” – BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ
Artista De La Juventud Masculino: BAD BUNNY
Grupo o Dúo Favorito Del Año: GRUPO FIRME
Álbum Del Año: EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO – BAD BUNNY
Álbum Regional Mexicano Del Año: NOS DIVERTIMOS LOGRANDO LO IMPOSIBLE – GRUPO FIRME
Canción Del Año: “DÁKITI” – BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ
El Traffic Jam: “BICHOTA” – KAROL G – WINNER
La Más Pegajosa: “AY, DIOS MÍO!” – KAROL G
Girl Power: “RAM PAM PAM” – NATTI NATASHA & BECKY G
La Coreo Más Hot: “BICHOTA” – KAROL G
Social Dance Challenge: “BICHOTA” – KAROL G
Video Con El Mensaje Más Poderoso: “UN DÍA (ONE DAY)” – J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY & TAINY
Quiero Más: SEBASTIÁN RULLI
Juntos Encienden Mis Redes
: NATTI NATASHA & RAPHY PINA
Ayudando A Sus Fans: BECKY G
Mejor LOL: IMARAY ULLOA
Influencer Con Causa: JUANPA ZURITA

El Más Trendy: KAROL G

Natti Natasha & Becky G Return to No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with Latest Team-Up “Ram Pam Pam”

Natti Natasha and Becky G are back in top form…

The 34-year-old Dominican singer and the 24-year-old Mexican American singer have returned to Billboard’s Latin Airplay summit with their collaborative single “Ram Pam Pam.” The track hits No. 1 on the July 17-dated chart.

Natti Natasha & Becky G

The pair previously appeared atop the tally when “Sin Pijama,” their first team-up, ruled for one week in August 2018.

Becky G last appeared atop the tally with “Sin Pijama,” while Natti Natasha was last at No. 1 in April with “Antes Que Salga El Sol,” with Prince Royce.

It’s the third No. 1 for Becky G on Latin Airplay, and the eighth for Natti Natasha on the 50-deep tally.

“Ram Pam Pam” takes the lead (6-1) with a 48% gain in audience impressions, to 9.6 million, earned in the week ending July 11, according to MRC Data. As Natti establishes her eighth chart-topper, she continues to have the fifth-most No. 1s among female artists since the chart launched in 1994.

Here’s a recap of female acts with the most Latin Airplay No. 1s:

15, Shakira
11, Gloria Estefan
11, Karol G
10, Jennifer Lopez
8, Natti Natasha
5, Paulina Rubio
5, Thalia

“Ram Pam Pam” becomes the second female pairing to lead Latin Airplay in 2021, after Karol G and Mariah Angeliq’s “El Makinon” reigned for one week on the June 5-dated list. The new collaboration is just the fourth joint effort by two women in a lead role to hit No. 1 since the chart’s inception.

Here are the four winners:

Artists, Title, Peak Date
Becky G & Natti Natasha, “Sin Pijama”, August 11, 2018
Karol G & Nicki Minaj, “Tusa,” Feb. 15, 2020 (five weeks)
Karol G & Mariah Angeliq, “El Makinon,” June 5
Natti Natasha & Becky G, “Ram Pam Pam,” July 17

 

Beyond its Latin Airplay coronation, “Ram Pam Pam” also lands at No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay: a seventh win for Natti and a fourth lead for Becky.

Mariah Angeliq Teams Up with Mariah Becerra & Bad Gyal for “Bobo,” a Reimagining of TLC’s “No Scrubs”

Mariah Angeliq is making a TLC classic her own…

The 21-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American singer-songwriter, known as “La Princesa de Miami,” has joined voices with urbana newcomers Mariah Becerra and Bad Gyal for the single “Bobo.”

Mariah Angeliq, Mariah Becerra, Bad Gyal

Co-produced by DJ Chino and her longtime producer Nely El Arma Secreta, “Bobo” gives TLC’s ’90s anthem “No Scrubs” a reggaeton twist with a touch of Mariah’s perreo, Becerra’s urban-pop sounds, and Bad Gyal’s dancehall vibes.

Mariah does not hesitate to describe it as a “lit” collaboration overall.

“This song is going to make a big impact in the industry because we’re three girls,” she affirms.

“Honestly, I have loved this song since I was little,” she says. “I love R&B, and I think that’s one of the reasons that when Chino presented the idea to me I said, ‘Hell yeah!’ because I have that music in my soul.”

 

Mariah became a household name with her saucy 2019 single “Perreito.” In only two years, she captured the attention of her colleagues, landing major collaborations with Arcangel and Anuel AA, to name a few.

In March, Mariah joined forces with Karol G on “El Makinon,” a focus track from Karol’s KG0516 album. “It has definitely made my career grow,” Mariah tells Billboard, explaining that the Colombian star began supporting her music on social media before extending an invite to work together.

“This song has a lot of elements that identify me and that’s why I believe Karol wanted to do the song with me,” she recalls. “I was sharing my story when we were writing the song and I mentioned that I ran away at 16 to chase my dreams, so for sure, that’s why the song makes reference to that. Karol’s the same. She’s a fighter and she’s been working hard for her dreams since she was young. That’s why we connected on this song.”

“El Makinon,” slang for a big machine, also earned Mariah her first No. 1 on any Billboard chart when it topped the Latin Airplay chart dated June 5, becoming only the third female pairing to rule since the chart’s inception in 1994.

“Everything happened so quickly,” Mariah recalls. “I’m super happy because what’s better than to collaborate with one of the most important women in the industry? I took this as a blessing.”

Up next, Mariah is reportedly working on a full-length album and has 40 to 50 dates confirmed for an upcoming tour that will soon be announced.

Karol G Leads Pack of Premios Juventud Nominees with 12 Nods

Karol G could be taking home an awards haul at this year’s Premios Juventud

Univision has unveiled the nominees for the 2021 Premios Juventud, with the 30-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter leading with 12 nominations, alongside Camilo.

Karol G

The two Colombian artists are followed by J Balvin and Maluma with 11 nominations, Daddy YankeeLos Dos Carnales and Myke Towers with nine noms, and with eight each, Christian Nodal and Natti Natasha, among other nominees.

Celebrating the “Youth Leading Change in Culture,” the 18th annual awards show will not only reflect the diverse and global growth of Latin music, and recognize “agents of change” in the industry and community, but will also return with a live audience.

“We made history as the first live music awards show during the pandemic and now, we are excited to bring back a live audience to our show that will feature Latin music’s hottest stars, emerging artists, and honor remarkable individuals making their mark in the community and around the globe,” said Ignacio Meyer, SVP of Music, Nonfiction and Development at Univision, in a statement.

This year, Premios Juventud added 14 new categories, including best regional Mexican collaboration, viral track of the year, girl power (best all-female collab), social dance challenge, and helping the fans, to name a few.

Alejandra Espinoza has been confirmed as one of this year’s main hosts, as well as Borja Voces (backstage host) and Gabriel Coronel, Jomari Goyso, Roberto Hernández, Clarissa Molina and Fátima Molina as co-hosts of the “PJ Takeover” preshow.

“Premios Juventud” will air live from Miami’s Watsco Center at 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, July 22, in Miami via Univision.

Fans can vote for their favorite nominees until June 28 via premiosjuventud.com or the Uforia app.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

La Nueva Generación – Femenina
CHESCA DANIELA DARCOURT
ELENA ROSE
KALI UCHIS
LA ROSS MARIA
MARIA BECERRA
NATHY PELUSO
NICKI NICOLE
VF7
YAHAIRA PLASENCIA

La Nueva Generación – Masculina
ALEX ROSE
FRAN ROZZANO
GUAYNAA
JAY WHEELER
KHEA
LLANE
MANNY CRUZ
MATI GÓMEZ
MORA
ROCHY RD

La Nueva Generación Regional Mexicano
ESLABON ARMADO
INGRID CONTRERAS
JESSI URIBE
JUNIOR H
LAS MARÍAS
LOS DOS CARNALES
LOS NUEVOS FEDERALES
MARCA MP
NUEVO ELEMENTO
YEISON JIMENEZ

Mejor Canción Mariachi-Ranchera
“DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
“EL ALUMNO” – JOSS FAVELA & JESSI URIBE
“EL TIEMPO NO PERDONA” – ALEX FERNÁNDEZ
“NO ANDES CON NADIE” – NUEVO ELEMENTO
“PARA NO EXTRAÑARTE TANTO” – ANA BÁRBARA
“POBRE CORAZÓN” – INGRID CONTRERAS
“TE OLVIDÉ” – ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
“TU AMANTE” – YEISON JIMENEZ
“YA NO INSISTAS CORAZÓN” – VICENTE FERNÁNDEZ
“Y SI ME VUELVO A ENAMORAR” – JARY FRANCO

Mejor Canción Regional Mexicana
“BARQUILLERO” – CALIBRE 50
“BORRACHO DE COCHERA” – EL FANTASMA
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“EN OTRO CANAL” – LA FIERA DE OJINAGA
“OTRA BORRACHERA” – GERARDO ORTIZ

Mejor Colaboración Regional Mexicana
“CA…. Y VAGO” – EL FANTASMA FT. LOS DOS CARNALES
“CONTRA MIS PRINCIPIOS” – LENIN RAMÍREZ & REMMY VALENZUELA
“EL GÜERO” – GRUPO FIRME FT. MARCA MP
“SOMOS LOS QUE SOMOS” – LOS 2 DE LA S & BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
“Y LA HICE LLORAR” – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES FT. ABEL PINTOS

Mejor Fusión Regional Mexicana
“100 AÑOS” – CARLOS RIVERA, MALUMA & CALIBRE 50
“BOTELLA TRAS BOTELLA” – GERA MX & CHRISTIAN NODAL
“CUMBIA A LA GENTE” – GUAYNAA & LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
“EL CAMBIO” – CHESCA & GRUPO FIRME
“QUE SE SEPA NUESTRO AMOR” – MON LAFERTE & ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
“TUYO Y MÍO” – CAMILO & LOS DOS CARNALES

La Mezcla Perfecta
“AGUA” – TAINY & J BALVIN
“CARAMELO (REMIX)” – OZUNA, KAROL G & MYKE TOWERS
“CHICA IDEAL” – SEBASTIÁN YATRA & GUAYNAA
“FÚTBOL Y RUMBA” – ANUEL AA FT. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
“HONEY BOO” – CNCO & NATTI NATASHA
“MALA COSTUMBRE” – MANUEL TURIZO & WISIN Y YANDEL
“MI NIÑA (REMIX)” – WISIN, MYKE TOWERS, MALUMA FT. ANITTA & LOS LEGENDARIOS
“PORFA (REMIX)” – FEID, JUSTIN QUILES, J BALVIN FT. MALUMA, NICKY JAM & SECH
“RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
“TITANIC” – KANY GARCÍA & CAMILO

Tropical Mix
“ANTES QUE SALGA EL SOL” – NATTI NATASHA & PRINCE ROYCE
“BEBÉ” – CAMILO & EL ALFA
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“TÚ VAS A TENER QUE EXPLICARME (REMIX)” – LA ROSS MARIA & ROMEO SANTOS
“VÍCTIMAS LAS DOS” – VÍCTOR MANUELLE & LA INDIA

Colaboración OMG
“BAILA CONMIGO” – SELENA GOMEZ & RAUW ALEJANDRO
“BEAUTIFUL BOY” – KAROL G, LUDACRIS & EMILEE
“DEL MAR” – OZUNA, DOJA CAT & SIA
“HAWÁI (REMIX)” – MALUMA & THE WEEKND
“MAMACITA” – BLACK EYED PEAS, OZUNA & J. REY SOUL
“ME GUSTA” – ANITTA FT. CARDI B & MYKE TOWERS
“TKN” – ROSALÍA & TRAVIS SCOTT
“TOP GONE” – LIL MOSEY & LUNAY
“UN DÍA (ONE DAY)” – J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY & TAINY
“X” – JONAS BROTHERS FT. KAROL G

Track Viral Del Año (Canción con el ascenso más rápido en social media)
“CON TUS BESOS” – ESLABON ARMADO
“DÁKITI” – BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“HAWÁI” – MALUMA
“LA JEEPETA (REMIX)” – NIO GARCIA, ANUEL AA, MYKE TOWERS, BRRAY & JUANKA
“RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
“TÚ” – CARIN LEÓN
“VIDA DE RICO” – CAMILO

Artista De La Juventud Masculino
BAD BUNNY
CAMILO
CHRISTIAN NODAL
DADDY YANKEE
EL FANTASMA
J BALVIN
LUNAY
MALUMA
MYKE TOWERS
PRINCE ROYCE

Artista De La Juventud Femenino
BECKY G
CAZZU
CHIQUIS
FARINA
KANY GARCÍA
KAROL G
MARIAH ANGELIQ
NATHY PELUSO
NATTI NATASHA
ROSALÍA

Grupo o Dúo Favorito Del Año
CALIBRE 50
CNCO
GRUPO FIRME
LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
LOS DOS CARNALES
MAU Y RICKY
N’KLABE
PISO 21
REIK
ZION Y LENNOX

Álbum Del Año
ALTER EGO – PRINCE ROYCE
DÉJÀ VU – CNCO
EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO – BAD BUNNY
KG0516 – KAROL G
LOS LEGENDARIOS 001 – LOS LEGENDARIOS
MESA PARA DOS – KANY GARCÍA
MIS MANOS – CAMILO
MUNAY – PEDRO CAPÓ
PAPI JUANCHO – MALUMA
UNA NIÑA INÚTIL – CAZZU

Álbum Regional Mexicano Del Año
AL ESTILO RANCHERON – LOS DOS CARNALES
AYAYAY! – CHRISTIAN NODAL
CARTELES – EL FANTASMA
DE BUENOS AIRES PARA EL MUNDO – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
DESPUÉS DE HOY – NETO BERNAL
EL TRABAJO ES LA SUERTE – BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
EN OTRO CANAL – LA FIERA DE OJINAGA
NOS DIVERTIMOS LOGRANDO LO IMPOSIBLE – GRUPO FIRME
SIN PERDER EL ESTILO – LENIN RAMÍREZ
VAMOS BIEN – CALIBRE 50

Canción Del Año
“CARAMELO (REMIX)” – OZUNA, KAROL G & MYKE TOWERS
“CARITA DE INOCENTE” – PRINCE ROYCE
“DÁKITI” – BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“HAWÁI” – MALUMA
“MI NIÑA” – LOS LEGENDARIOS, WISIN & MYKE TOWERS
“SI ME DICES QUE SÍ” – REIK, FARRUKO & CAMILO
“TU VENENO” – J BALVIN

El Traffic Jam
“ADMV” – MALUMA
“BAILA CONMIGO” – SELENA GOMEZ & RAUW ALEJANDRO
“BANDIDO” – MYKE TOWERS & JUHN
“BICHOTA” – KAROL G
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“FIEL” – LOS LEGENDARIOS, WISIN & JHAY CORTEZ
“LA TÓXICA” – FARRUKO
“RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
“SE ME OLVIDÓ” – CHRISTIAN NODAL
“VIDA DE RICO” – CAMILO

La Más Pegajosa
“ANTES QUE SALGA EL SOL” – NATTI NATASHA & PRINCE ROYCE
“AY, DIOS MÍO!” – KAROL G
“BORRACHO DE COCHERA” – EL FANTASMA
“CHICA IDEAL” – SEBASTIÁN YATRA & GUAYNAA
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“DIOSA” – MYKE TOWERS
“HAWÁI” – MALUMA
“ROPA CARA” – CAMILO
“TE VOLVERÍA A ELEGIR” – CALIBRE 50
“VACÍO” – LUIS FONSI & RAUW ALEJANDRO

Girl Power
“ANIMAL” – MARIA BECERRA & CAZZU
“¡AQUÍ YO MANDO!” – KALI UCHIS & RICO NASTY
“EL CONSEJO” – ANA BÁRBARA & PAQUITA LA DEL BARRIO
“EL MAKINON” – KAROL G & MARIAH ANGELIQ
“LA MUJER” – MON LAFERTE & GLORIA TREVI
“LAS NENAS” – NATTI NATASHA, CAZZU, FARINA FT. LA DURACA
“LO VAS A OLVIDAR” – BILLIE EILISH & ROSALÍA
“RAM PAM PAM” – NATTI NATASHA & BECKY G
“SE PORTABA MAL” – KANY GARCÍA & MON LAFERTE
“TICK TOCK” – THALIA, FARINA & SOFÍA REYES

La Coreo Más Hot
“BALADA PARA PERREAR” – LAS VILLA
“BICHOTA” – KAROL G
“ENCHULE” – RAUW ALEJANDRO
“LA BURBUJA” – MALUMA
“PROBLEMA” – DADDY YANKEE

Social Dance Challenge
“BICHOTA” – KAROL G
“LAS NENAS” – NATTI NATASHA, CAZZU, FARINA FT. LA DURACA
“PAPÁS” – MAU Y RICKY
“ROPA CARA” – CAMILO
“SE TE NOTA” – LELE PONS & GUAYNAA

Video Con El Mensaje Más Poderoso
“CUANDO ESTÉS AQUÍ” – PABLO ALBORÁN
“CUENTA CONMIGO” – MIKE BAHÍA, LLANE, PJ SIN SUELA FT. MOZART LA PARA
“GIRASOLES” – LUIS FONSI
“TAN BONITA” – PISO 21
“UN DÍA (ONE DAY)” – J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY & TAINY

Quiero Más
ALEJANDRA CAPETILLO & ANA PAULA CAPETILLO
ARIEL FOCUS
DOMELIPA
FRIDA SOFÍA
IRINA BAEVA
JAVIERR
JOSÉ EDUARDO DERBEZ
KUNNO
MICHELLE SALAS
SEBASTIÁN RULLI

Juntos Encienden Mis Redes
ANGELIQUE BOYER & SEBASTIÁN RULLI
CAMILO & EVALUNA
CHRISTIAN NODAL & BELINDA
GUAYNAA & LELE PONS
KIMBERLY LOAIZA & JUAN DE DIOS PANTOJA
NATTI NATASHA & RAPHY PINA

Ayudando A Sus Fans
BECKY G
DEMI LOVATO
J BALVIN
RICKY MARTIN
SELENA GOMEZ

Mejor LOL
ABELARDO CAMPUZANO
IMARAY ULLOA
JAVIER HALA MADRID
MARIO AGUILAR
MRCHUY0123

Influencer Con Causa
ARTURO ISLAS ALLENDE
JUANPA ZURITA
PAOLA ZURITA
SANTI MARATEA
YALITZA APARICIO

El Más Trendy
CAMILO
J BALVIN
KALI UCHIS
KAROL G
SOFÍA REYES

J Balvin Lands Two Singles on Spotify’s “Billions Club” Playlist

J Balvin is officially in special company…

Spotify has launched its “Billions Club” playlist to highlight the music of the members of its Billion Streams Club, including two of the 36-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter’s most iconic singles.

J Balvin

According to Spotify, the new playlist — which currently features more than 150 songs — highlights the megahits that have surpassed the one billion streams mark. Included on the new playlist are J Balvin’s “Mi Gente” with Willy William and his collaboration with Cardi B and Bad Bunny, “I Like It.”

In all Cardi B has three singles on the playlist. Along with “I Like It,” the other singles are “Girls Like You” with Maroon 5, and “Taki Taki,” her collaboration with Selena Gomez, Ozuna and DJ Snake.

Selena Gomez has three singles. Along with “Taki Taki,” her other singles on the playlist include “We Don’t Talk Anymore” with Charlie Puth, and “It Ain’t Me” with Kygo.

Bruno Mars has three singles on the playlist “That’s What I Like” and “Just the Way You Are,” as well as “Uptown Funk” with Mark Ronson.

Other Latin artists appearing on the playlist include Karol G, Danny Ocean, Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello and Luis Fonsi.

“Spotify has long celebrated artist milestones and we wanted to find a unique way to honor the artists and songs fans can’t stop listening to,” Ashley Graver, Global Head of Creative Artist Partnerships, tells Billboard. “The Billions Club playlist is a natural evolution of the plaques you have seen from multiple artists, and we are excited to give fans a one-stop destination to enjoy some of the most streamed songs in the world.”

Also in celebration of the newly rounded up collection of songs, Spotify created a video sharing how various artists have reveled when learning of the milestone and receiving their One Billion Streams plaque from the streamer.

Prior to the launch of the “Billions Club” playlist, some artists have marked hitting the billion streams achievement by doing more than just showing off their shiny new plaques on social media. Several have literally eaten off the platter-shaped badge of honor: Halsey dug into some Cheetos and candy, Joe Jonas dined on some McDonald’s, and Quavo ate some scrambled eggs and waffles with plenty of syrup, for example. (See Billboard’s gallery.)

Spotify has been busy this year launching new features beyond the just announced “Billions Club” playlist.

In April, the streaming service started adding some livestream events to artist pages, and in late May, partnered with Driift for tickets to a virtual concert series.

Cardi B, “I Like It,” featuring Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Cardi B, “Girls Like Me,” with Maroon 5
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”
Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk,” with Mark Ronson
Fifth Harmony, “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Karol G, “Tusa,” featuring Nicki Minaj
Selena Gomez, “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” with Charlie Puth
Selena Gomez, “Taki Taki,” with DJ Snake, Cardi B & Ozuna
Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me,” with Kygo
Camila Cabello, “Senorita,” with Shawn Mendes
Camila Cabello, “Havana,” featuring Young Thug
Luis Fonsi, “Despacito – Remix,” with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber
Luis Fonsi, “Despacity,” with Daddy Yankee
J Balvin, “Mi Gente,” with Willy William
Danny Ocean, “Me Rehuso”

Karol G Embarking on First-Ever U.S. Headlining Tour This Fall

Karol G is heading north of the border…

The 30-year-old Colombian singer is preparing to embark on her first-ever U.S. headlining tour this fall, saying they are the “most exciting shows” of her entire career.

Karol G

Called “Bichota Tour,” after her unapologetic and empowering single, Karol G kicks off her month-long tour on October 20 in Denver’s Mission Ballroom. She’ll make pit stops in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Miami before wrapping up on November 27 in San Juan’s Coliseo de Puerto Rico.

“It’s a dream for me to be able to return to the stage after everything stopped in 2020,” the Colombian superstar expressed in a statement. “I was very excited to know that I’ll be able to share my music again live with all my fans. Having the opportunity to be face to face with them is the best news I have received this year. After seeing how my fans received my new album, I am looking forward to being on stage performing and singing along with them. My fans are going to experience the most exciting shows of my entire career. Thank you to the Smirnoff family for joining me on this tour.”

“Bichota Tour” — where Karol G will perform hits off of her most recent album, KG0516 is presented by Smirnoff, produced by AEG Presents, and booked by UTA.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 am local time on Friday, June 18, via karolgmusic.com. VIP Packages, offering exclusive seats, meet & greet, photo opportunity, autographed memorabilia, and merchandise, to name a few, will be available for each show.

Here are the full tour dates:

October 27 — Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
October 29 — El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
October 30 — Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
October 31 — San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theatre
November 1 — San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic
November 3 — Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Auditorium
November 4 — Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
November 6 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
November 9 — Hidalgo, TX @ Payne Arena
November 10 — Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land
November 11 — Grand Prairie, TX @ Texas Trust CU Theater at Grand Prairie
November 13 — Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
November 15 — Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
November 17 — Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
November 18 — New York, NY @ United Palace
November 20 — Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
November 22 — Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
November 23 — Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
November 24 — Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
November 26 — Miami, FL @ FTX Arena
November 27 — San Juan, PR @ Coliseo de Puerto Rico

Karol G’s “El Makinon,” Featuring Mariah Angeliq, Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

Karol G’s winning streak continues…

The 30-year-old Colombian singer’s collaboration with Mariah Angeliq, “El Makinon,” rises from No. 7 to No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart dated June 5.

Karol G & Mariah Angelique

The rise to the summit comes a week after Karol G’s first live performance at the Billboard Music Awards on May 23, and her win for Top Latin Female Artist. She performed a medley of the tune and “Bichota” on the NBC broadcast.

The track rises with a 26% boost in audience impressions, to 8.7 million, earned in the week ending on May 30, according to MRC Data. That’s a 1.8 million gain from the previous week. “El Makinon” marks Karol G’s 11th Latin Airplay No. 1. Mariah Angeliq claims her first on any Billboard chart.

“El Makinon” is the fifth consecutive track from KG0516 (Karol’s first Top Latin Albums No. 1 debut) to crown Latin Airplay: “Tusa” with Nicki Minaj, “Ay, Dios Mio!,” “Bichota” and “Location” with Anuel AA and J Balvin all ruled for at least one week. Among women, she holds the record for the most leaders on the chart from the same album.

Beyond its Latin Airplay coronation, “El Makinon” takes the Greatest Gainer/Airplay honor on Hot Latin Songs, which blends airplay, digital sales, and streaming data, with a 7-6 lift.

It’s only the third female pairing to rule since the chart’s inception in 1994.

Tini Working on “Mienteme” Remix

Tini is (re)mixing things up…

Less than a month after dropping her urban-infused cumbia “Mienteme,” in collaboration with Argentine newcomer Maria Becerra, the 24-year-old Argentine actress, singer, songwriter, dancer and model has revealed that she has a remix on the way.

Tini revealed the news during a Billboard Live interview via Instagram on Wednesday, saying, “Yes, a remix is coming at some point,” after being asked which artists would be ideal to jump on the song.

“If I said names it was going to be too obvious. So I prefer not to say anything at all and have it be a surprise,” she said.

After joining forces with artists like Alejandro Sanz, Karol G and Sebastian Yatra, Tini also announced that more collaborations are coming, including one with Manuel Turizo.

“These features mean so much to me because I’m growing a lot as an artist,” she noted.

Her dream collabs are Justin Bieber, Rauw Alejandro, Ariana Grande and Daddy Yankee, whom she’s been a fan of since she was little.

“Most probably a new album will drop this year. I have a lot of desire for that,” she added. “I don’t want time to pass because these songs that I’m writing represent the moment of my life that I’m living. The best thing would be to release them in an album and show my fans this new stage of my life.”

Bad Bunny: The Top Latinx Winner at the Billboard Music Awards

Bad Bunny is celebrating a memorable night…

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican superstar took home four awards at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, the most of any Latinx artist.

Bad Bunny W Magazine Cover

Bad Bunny collected the awards Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Male Artist, Top Latin Song (“Dákiti“) and Top Latin Album (YHLQMDLG).

Bad Bunny, who performed “Te Deseo Lo Mejor” after accepting his Top Latin Artist award, presented by Lena Waithe, holds the record for the most top 40 hits on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart with 104. He also holds the record for the most hits in total on that chart: 111. His chart-topping YHLQMDLG won him his first Grammy on March 14, when it was named Best Latin Pop or Urban Album.

In the Top Latin Artist category at the BBMAs, Bad Bunny was up against Anuel AA, J Balvin, Maluma and Ozuna.

“I share this [award] with all of my colleagues nominated who are doing big things for the genre,” he said in Spanish during his speech.

El Conejo Malo wasn’t the only one representing Latin music at the BBMAs. Colombian hitmaker Karol G also took center stage performing “Bichota” and “El Makinon” after being announced winner of the Top Latin Female Artist award, beating out Becky G and Rosalía.

Karol G, whose most recent album KG0516 debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, becoming her first No. 1 on that list, has amassed 25 hits on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, including three No. 1s. She has had 10 No. 1s on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart.

She performed a medley of her hits “Bichota” and “El Makinon,” both from her latest album KG0516. She also flaunted her “next level” dance moves that she rehearsed “very hard” for, as she told Billboard’s Leila Cobo.

“I’m happy and I’m nervous,” she said ahead of her big night. “A lot of power…with this performance, I want to express that I feel like a woman and a business girl. I feel so happy and grateful for everything that’s happening in my career and my life, and to have the opportunity to inspire girls all over the world.”

Finally, representing the Regional Mexican realm, Eslabon Armado took home the Top Latin Duo/Group award. The teenage trio was up against Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga and Los Dos Carnales in that category.

Known for their sierreño ballads, Eslabon Armado – comprised of brothers Pedro (lead vocalist) and Brian Tovar (bass and bajoloche), along with friend Gabriel Hidalgo (harmony and background vocals) – scored three consecutive chart-topping albums in 2020: Tu Veneno MortalVibras de Noche and Corta Venas.

“Always grateful to God, our parents, our label and our fans,” Eslabon Armado posted on their social media after they won the award. “This award is for all of you.”

Hosted by Nick Jonas, the ceremony also honored P!nk as the Icon, Drake as the artist of the decade and Trae Tha Truth as the Change Maker.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Top Artist: The Weeknd
Top New Artist: Pop Smoke
Top Male Artist: The Weeknd
Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group: BTS
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: The Weeknd
Top Streaming Songs Artist: Drake
Top Song Sales Artist
: BTS
Top Radio Songs Artist:
The Weeknd
Top Social Artist (Fan Voted): BTS
Top R&B Artist:
The Weeknd
Top R&B Male Artist: The Weeknd
Top R&B Female Artist
: Doja Cat
Top Rap Artist: Pop Smoke
Top Rap Male Artist: Pop Smoke
Top Rap Female Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Top Country Artist: Morgan Wallen
Top Country Male Artist: Morgan Wallen
Top Country Female Artist: Gabby Barrett
Top Country Duo/Group: Florida Georgia Line
Top Rock Artist: Machine Gun Kelly
Top Latin Artist: Bad Bunny
Top Latin Male Artist: Bad Bunny
Top Latin Female Artist
: Karol G
Top Latin Duo/Group: Eslabón Armado
Top Dance/Electronic Artist
: Lady Gaga
Top Christian Artist
: Elevation Worship
Top Gospel Artist
: Kanye West
Top Billboard 200 Album: Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon
Top R&B Album: The Weeknd, After Hours
Top Rap Album: Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon
Top Country Album: Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album
Top Rock Album: Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall 
Top Latin Album: Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG 
Top Dance/Electronic Album
: Lady Gaga, Chromatica 
Top Christian Album: Carrie Underwood, My Gift
Top Gospel Album: Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1 
Top Hot 100 Song: The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”
Top Streaming Song: DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”
Top Selling Song: BTS, “Dynamite”
Top Radio Song: The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”
Top Collaboration (Fan Voted): Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
Top R&B Song: The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”
Top Rap Song: DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”
Top Country Song: Gabby Barrett, “I Hope”
Top Rock Song: AJR, “Bang!”
Top Latin Song
: Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”
Top Dance/Electronic Song: SAINt JHN, “Roses (Imanbek Remix)”
Top Christian Song: Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake, “Graves Into Gardens”
Top Gospel Song: Kanye West ft. Travis Scott, “Wash Us In The Blood”