Kim Loaiza Among Artists Featured in Telemundo’s Summer Concert Series

Kim Loaiza is preparing for a special performance…

The 24-year-old Mexican pop star, YouTuber and influencer will perform a live concert via En Casa con Telemundo as part of the network’s “Summer Concerts in Telemundo, the Road to Billboard Latin Music Awards.”

Kim Loaiza Loaiza’s performance will take place at 2 p.m. ET on Friday, July 8.

The outdoor musical series kicked off Thursday, July 7 with a live performance on the daytime show hoyDía by Regional Mexican artist Larry Hernandez.

The “Road to Premios Billboard” series will air weekly on hoyDia (every Thursday) and En Casa con Telemundo (every Friday), featuring a wave of special guests including Chiquis, CNCO, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Lenny Tavárez, among others. (The air dates will be announced soon).

The news comes on the heels of Telemundo and Billboard unveiling the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards, produced by MBS Special Events, set to take place on September 29 live on Telemundo from Miami’s Watsco Center.

Widely considered the standard-bearer in Latin music, this is the only awards show in the market that honors the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music as determined by the actual sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social data that informs Billboard’s weekly charts during a one-year period.

As has been the case for more than 20 years, the Billboard Latin Music Awards coincide with Billboard’s annual Latin Music Week, the single largest and most important gathering of the Latin music industry, taking place September 26-October 1.

Latin Music Week will feature panels, conversations, and workshops at the Faena Forum, and exclusive performances and fan experiences throughout the week in Miami.

For registration and information on Billboard Latin Music Week go to billboardlatinmusicweek.com.

Blessd Earns First No. 1 on Any Billboard Chart with “Medallo,” Featuring Justin Quiles & Lenny Tavarez

It’s a big first for Blessd.

The 22-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter and rapper has secured his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart as “Medallo,” with Justin Quiles and Lenny Tavarez, rises 4-1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay ranking-dated May 21.

Blessd

It’s also Tavarez’s first leader on the all-Latin genre tally, Quiles captures his third among a collection of 14 entries.

“I’m really excited!” says Stiven Mesa Londoño, better known as Blessd. “When I received the news that we were No. 1 on Billboard, I was very emotional. This only makes me work harder for many more wins.”

“Medallo” hits No. 1 in its 16th week with 11 million audience impressions (up 49%) earned in the U.S. in the week ending May 12, according to Luminate.

It evicts Rosalía’s “La Fama,” with The Weeknd, down to No. 5 after its one-week on top (7.6 million, down 29%).

“Medallo” is the fifth title of 2022, which has landed at the summit in at least 16 weeks or more. The other four comprise Karol G’s “Sejodioto,” Rauw Alejandro’s “Cúrame,” and Marc Anthony’s “Mala,” all with 17 weeks to the top, and Jhay Cortez and Sech’s “Ley Seca” (19 weeks).

Further, Blessd and Tavarez join a crew of five other acts who have secured their first champ on the all-Latin genre Latin Airplay chart in 2022. Here’s a recap of the leaderboard:

Artist, Title, Artists, Peak Date
Victor Cárdenas, “El Incomprendido,” with Farruko & DJ Adoni, Jan. 29
DJ Adoni, “El Incomprendido,” with Farruko & Victor Cárdenas, Jan. 29
Lis, “SG,” with Ozuna & Megan Thee Stallion, April 2
Megan Thee Stallion, “SG,” with Ozuna and Lisa, April 2
Ed Sheeran, “Forever My Love” and “Sigue,” both with J Balvin, April 9 and April 16, respectively
Blessd, “Medallo,” with Justin Quiles and Lenny Tavarez, May 21
Lenny Tavarez, “Medallo,” with Justin Quiles and Blessd, May 21

The Ovy on the Drums-produced track, concurrently lands atop Latin Rhythm Airplay after its third week at No. 3.

“At first, the idea of ‘Medallo’ was intended to be produced together with another artist who is also well positioned in Colombia,” the 22-year-old Blessd adds. “But in the end, it did not happen. In our counter plan, Lenny and Justin joined in and the song became a global hit.”

Among the trio, “Medallo” finds its home in Blessd’s roster. The tune is one of 10 tracks on the rapper’s Hecho en Medellín album, which has not entered the charts.

“The collaboration with Lenny and Justin was incredible,” Blessd concludes. “We went from making a song to becoming very good friends, the song transcended into my personal life.”

Paulo Londra Logs First & Second Entries in YouTube’s Billion Views Club

Paulo Londra is doubling up on a special feat…

The 23-year-old Argentine trap star  has logged two entries in YouTube‘s Billion Views Club this week, with the Lenny Tavárez-assisted “Nena Maldición” and “Adán y Eva.”

Paulo Londra

The tracks’ official music videos, both from 2018, each crossed 1 billion views this week, becoming Londra’s first and second videos to achieve the feat.

On the Billboard Argentina Hot 100, “Adán Y Eva” peaked at No. 1 back in 2018. Meanwhile, “Nena Maldición” spent 14 weeks on the tally, peaking at No. 61 that same year.

News of Londra’s two music videos raking in 1 billion views comes during a busy week for the singer-songwriter. A multimillion-dollar, two-year dispute between Londra and his label, Big Ligas, was settled amicably in a Miami courtroom Wednesday (Nov. 10), just three days into the trial.

In a statement provided to Billboard by Londra and Big Ligas’ attorneys, they said: “The parties’ lawyers have stated that the parties are happy to announce that they have resolved their differences and that they will make a joint press release in the future.”

Warner will continue to administer Londra’s existing works, but no comment was provided as to his future projects.

Mike Bahía Partners with Lenny Tavarez to Release New Single “Colorao”

Mike Bahía is seeing red

The 35-year-old Colombian singer has teamed up with Lenny Tavárez to release the new track “Colorao,” which is slang for red in Spanish.

Mike Bahía & Lenny Tavarez

A slow-tempo single with reggaeton beats, the collaboration offers a combination of Bahía’s romance with Tavárez’s sensuality.

The song came into Bahia’s hands thanks to the Colombian producer and composer Sky Rompiendo.

It was re-written by Bahía, Cauty, Sky Rompiendo, JuanJha, Nina, Spreadlof, Eudis and Tavárez.

The lyrics of the song reflect the earnest hope of a young love who seeks to spend the rest of his days with the one he loves: “All I want is to live by your side/as an old man with red eyes/because of all the kisses you gave me; I’m, I’m in love.”

Micro TDH Signs Exclusive Record Deal with Warner Music Latina

Micro TDH is ready to break out…

The 22-year-old Venezuelan singer has signed an exclusive record deal with Warner Music Latina.

Micro TDH

The agreement between Warner and the Latin music newcomer will further develop the artist’s musical career, including the release of his upcoming studio album.

“Micro TDH is the new face of the Urban Latin music movement and I am sure that one day he will be recognized as one of the best Latin songwriters of all time,” said Iñigo Zabala, president of Warner Music Latin America & Iberia in a statement. “It is an incredible privilege to work with such a multifaceted and talented artist.”

Managing director Gabriela Martinez agrees, calling Micro one of the most sought-after young acts. “With his incomparable talent, charisma, unique sound, and our vision we will work hard to grow his music,” she adds.

With over two million followers on Instagram, Micro TDH is a singer-songwriter who has caught the attention of music lovers with his soulful hip-hop fusions and raw lyrics about love, heartbreak, and life lessons, overall.

He first got on the international radar with his collaboration on Piso 21’s feel-good track “Te Vi,” which peaked at No. 28 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart dated May 11, 2019. After collaborating with artists like Lenny TavarezGreeicyJustin Quiles, and Colombian hitmaker Ovy on the Drums, Micro is currently making the rounds with his Myke Towers-assisted “El Tren,” which recently entered the Latin Pop Airplay chart.

“I hope this is the beginning of something very big. We are here to make history with our music and leave a mark in the industry,” Micro, who’s nominated for best artist Andean region at the 2021 Premios Heat, expressed.

Lenny Tavarez Releases Debut Solo Album “Krack”

Lenny Tavarez is officially out with his first…

After blessing fans with new music for the last few months, the 34-year-old Puerto Rican singer has finally released his debut solo album Krack via Warner Music Latina.

Lenny Tavarez

Tavarez, who kicked off his solo career after leaving Puerto Rican duo Dylan and Lenny, calls the album his “first opportunity at life.” He’s also grateful for his new record label giving him total creative liberty with the album strategy.

“I decided to launch the album progressively, in four seasons, because I wanted fans to digest all the flavors, sounds, and lyrics that it brings,” he tells Billboard.

The album is home to 14 tracks, including “La Neta,” “A Cien” and focus track “Lo Tengo Todo.”

The set includes collaborations with Nicky JamRauw AlejandroZion & Lennox and Natanael Cano, to name a few.

Though Tavarez has released the singles sporadically and in groups, the album has been nearly five years in the making.

“My intention is to do different music without changing the genre,” he says. “Krack was created with a lot of sacrifices and stories of perseverance.”

Lenny Tavárez Releases New Music & Special Coronavirus-Inspired Playlist

The global pandemic isn’t slowing down Lenny Tavárez

The 32-year-old Puerto Rican singer has dropped two new singles, “La Pared 360” and “ACEROLA,” as well as released a special playlist to help you get your mind of COVID-19.

Lenny Tavárez

“Health comes first of all, so I hope that everyone is taking the necessary measures and that no one is suffering from serious conditions due to the coronavirus,” Tavárez tells Billboard.“Here is a list of the songs that I have listened to the most and that have helped me disconnect from these current times.”

Tavárez’s playlist, titled “#Crack Music,” includes sensual Latin R&B hits fromDalexand Sechto some of his popular features, like “Bellaquita” and “Hola.”

#Crac kis the name of Tavarez’s upcoming album and makes reference to the popular Spanish saying “sos un crack,” which means “you are awesome.”

Dalex Releases “Hola” Remix Featuring Lenny Tavárez, Chencho Corleone & Juhn

Dalexis saying hello again…

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican rrban singer  has relaunched his latest single “Hola,” this time with an assist from Lenny TavárezChencho Corleone and Juhn.

Dalex

The original track belongs to Dalex’s debut album Climaxxx, released back in May. The lyrics tell the story of a boy who is reunited with a girl, and tries to seduce her as she did in the past.

While Dalex sings solo on the original, he’s joined by Tavárez, Corleone and Juhn for the upbeat remix. So far, the lyric video has gained more than 4 million views on YouTube.

Dalex, whose real name is Pedro David Daleccio Torres, was born in Philadelphia and raised in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. He kicked off his music career in 2013 as part of the duo Jayma & Dalex, and in 2016 announced his move to go solo, under the wings of record label Rich Music.