Bad Bunny Notches Seventh Entry on YouTube’s “Billion Views Club” with “Dakiti,” Featuring Jhay Cortez

It’s Lucky No. 7 for Bad Bunny

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton superstar’s “Dákiti,” his collaboration with Jhay Cortez, has officially entered YouTube’s Billion Views Club.”

Bad Bunny, Dakiti

Bad Bunny and Cortez first joined the list with their 2019 banger “No Me Conoce” in collaboration with J Balvin.

The official music video for “Dákiti,” which shows the two artists performing the song at a beach setting, premiered on Oct. 20, 2020.

This marks Bunny’s seventh video (following “Te Bote Remix,” “Mayores,” “No Me Conoce,” “I Like It,” “Mia,” and “Tu No Vive Asi) and Cortez’s second visual to achieve the milestone.

Four other Bad Bunny videos are soon to hit one billion views, including “Si Tu Novio te Deja Sola” with Balvin, the Karol G-assisted “Ahora me Llama,” “Amorfoda,” and “Soy Peor,” all of which have more than 900,000 views.

“Working with Jhay is always a good experience,” Bad Bunny previously told Billboard. “We’ve worked together on the remix of ‘No Me Conoce,’ which was a global hit, and the remix of ‘Como Se Siente,’ and people have always enjoyed our collaborations. In this case, it’s the first time we were able to work together in the studio, unlike the other two songs that were done via phone. Sharing ideas in person is the key to the success of the song.”

On the Billboard charts, “Dákiti,” part of Bunny’s chart-topping album El Ultimo Tour del Mundo, hit No. 1 on January 2, 2021, and spent 27 consecutive weeks at the top.

The fiery joint also topped at No. 1 on Billboard’s Year-End Hot Latin Songs chart.

Bad Bunny Earns 15th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Yonaguni”

It’s a special quinceañera for Bad Bunny

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton rapper, singer and songwriter has notched his 15th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart as “Yonaguni” takes over the top spot on the September 4-dated survey.

Bad Bunny

The rise to the summit follows the song’s dominance on the multi-metric Hot Latin Songs chart (which merges airplay, sales and streaming data) for five weeks in June and July.

It also became Bad Bunny’s fourth top 10, reaching No. 10, on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The Spanish-language “Yonaguni,” which features some Japanese lyrics (as the song is named after the western-most island of Japan), lifts 4-1 on Latin Airplay with by a 19% increase to 11.6 million audience impressions in the week ending August 29, according to MRC Data.

“Yonaguni” marks Bad Bunny’s fourth Latin Airplay leader without another artist among his compendium of 15 No. 1s. It follows three in 2020: “Vete” (one week at No. 1, March 14), “La Dificil” (one, August) and “Yo Perreo Sola” (two, June).

Bad Bunny first led Latin Airplay for a week in February 2018 as a featured artist on Becky G‘s “Mayores,” also his first chart entry. He logged his longest stay at the summit to-date with “Mia,” featuring Drake, for six weeks starting in December 2018.

 

Over on Hot Latin Songs, “Yonaguni” remains at No. 4, led by 7.6 million U.S. streams in the week ending August 26.

Becky G Teams Up with Dime Optics to Launch Her First-Ever Eyewear Collection

The future’s so bright Becky G’s gotta wear shades…

The 23-year-old Mexican American singer/rapper, who recently collaborated with Chiquis Rivera for a cumbia-fied cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” has partnered with Dime Optics to launch her first-ever eyewear collection. Here you will get the Best optical shop in Singapore, do visit.

Becky G x Dime Sunglass Collection

“For me, it’s really important to be that open book that I’ve always been since the beginning of my career and the truth is, many things inspire me beyond just music,” Becky G tells Billboard. “To be able to transition into something new is exciting for me but also comes very naturally.”

Inspired by her Mexican-American roots and Latinx vibes, Becky G’s fashionable line includes eight different styles because “it’s versatile like me!

Becky G x Dime Sunglass Collection

For the “Mayores” singer, affordability and quality were key in teaming up with the glasses brand.

“That’s important because one of my responsibilities as an artist is to know that my audience, at the end of the day, is mostly hard-working individuals who are still going to school and I want them to know that they will be investing in something that’s worth it.”

Becky G x Dime Sunglass Collection

Becky G’s collection, with all pairs selling for only $30, ships worldwide. And, two of the pairs have already sold out: the 33 Clear Crystal + Blue Light, and the 333 Black Grey styles.

“When we started this collab, I wanted to make something that was amazing AND affordable,” tweeted Becky G. “So excited guys are liking them already.”

Becky G x Dime Sunglass Collection

Click here to shop Becky G’s Dime collection.

Becky G Wins Her First-Ever People’s Choice Award

Becky Gis the gente’s choice…

The E! People’s Choice Awards have been handed out, with the 22-year-old Mexican American bilingual singer-songwriter picking up her first-ever trophy.

Becky G

The “Mayores” singer took home the award for Latin Artist of the Year, besting the likes of Bad BunnyDaddy YankeeKarol G, Maluma and J Balvinand more.

Noah Centineo picked his first People’s Choice trophy as well…

The 23-year-old part-Puerto Rican actor was named The Comedy Movie Star of 2019 for his performance in Netflix’sThe Perfect Date.

Camila Cabello has picked up her first PCAas a solo artist…

The 22-year-old Cuban and Mexican American singer and former Fifth Harmony member took home the award for The Song of 2019 for her chart-topping collaboration with Shawn Mendes, “Señorita.”

Cabello had previously won twice for Favorite Group (2016, 2017) as a member of 5H.

In all, more than one billion votes were cast during this year’s PCAs voting period.

Here’s the full list of People’s Choice Awards 2019 winners:

People’s Champion Award: Pink
Fashion Icon Award: Gwen Stefani
People’s Icon of 2019: Jennifer Aniston

MOVIES

The Movie of 2019Avengers: Endgame
The Comedy Movie of 2019Murder Mystery
The Action Movie of 2019Avengers: Endgame
The Drama Movie of 2019After
The Family Movie of 2019Aladdin
The Male Movie Star of 2019: Robert Downey Jr., Avengers: Endgame
The Female Movie Star of 2019: Zendaya, Spider-Man: Far From Home
The Drama Movie Star of 2019: Cole Sprouse, Five Feet Apart
The Comedy Movie Star of 2019: Noah Centineo, The Perfect Date
The Action Movie Star of 2019: Tom Holland, Spider-Man: Far From Home
The Animated Movie Star of 2019: Beyoncé, The Lion King

TV

The Show of 2019Stranger Things
The Drama Show of 2019Stranger Things
The Comedy Show of 2019The Big Bang Theory
The Reality Show of 2019: Keeping Up with the Kardashians
The Competition Show of 2019America’s Got Talent
The Male TV Star of 2019: Cole Sprouse, Riverdale
The Female TV Star of 2019: Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
The Drama TV Star of 2019: Zendaya, Euphoria
The Comedy TV Star of 2019: Kristen Bell, The Good Place
The Daytime Talk Show of 2019The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Nighttime Talk Show of 2019: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Competition Contestant of 2019: Hannah Brown, The Bachelorette
The Reality Star of 2019: Khloé Kardashian, Keeping Up With the Kardashians
The Bingeworthy Show of 2019: Outlander
The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 2019Shadowhunters

MUSIC

The Male Artist of 2019: Shawn Mendes
The Female Artist of 2019: Billie Eilish
The Group of 2019: BLACKPINK
The Song of 2019: Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, “Señorita”
The Album of 2019: Taylor Swift, Lover
The Country Artist of 2019: Blake Shelton
The Latin Artist of 2019: Becky G
The Music Video of 2019: BLACKPINK, “Kill This Love”
The Concert Tour of 2019: BLACKPINK, BLACKPINK 2019 World

POP CULTURE

The Social Star of 2019: David Dobrik
The Beauty Influencer of 2019: Bretman Rock
The Social Celebrity of 2019: Ellen DeGeneres
The Animal Star of 2019: Doug the Pug
The Comedy Act of 2019: Kevin Hart
The Style Star of 2019: Harry Styles
The Game Changer of 2019: Simone Biles
The Pop Podcast of 2019: Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad

Becky G to Release Debut Album, “Mala Santa,” This Month

Becky G is finally ready for her big debut…

The 22-year-old Mexican American bilingual singer/rapper, who has released singles and collaborations since 2013, is set to release her first album in the near future.

Becky G

Becky G has revealed that her debut album Mala Santa will arrive on Thursday, October 17. Becky G shared the news on social media, writing: “Finally. This is my new era.”

During the past few years, the singer/songwriter and soon-to-be host of 2019 MTV EMAs awardshas proven her versatility as an entertainer.

Becky G has already conquered Billboard’s Latin Airplaychart with “Mayores” and “Sin Pijama.” With “Mayores,” she became one of only five women to achieve that feat in 2017.

Next week, Becky G will also participate at the Billboard Latin AMAs Summit as a speaker on The Superstar panel, and will be honored with the Extraordinary Evolution Award at the 2019 Latin American Music Awards for her success as a young performer who has reached the pinnacle of success in a short period of time.

Mala Santa will be available for preorder on October 11.

Becky G to Host & Perform at This Year’s MTV Europe Music Awards

Becky G is pulling double duty in Europe…

The 22-year-old Mexican American bilingual singer-songwriter, who just released the trilingual track “Chicken Noodle Soup” with BTSJ-Hope, is set to host this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards, as well as perform at the awards show, which will take place in Seville, Spain.

Becky G

Becky G is set for a busy night as she also has a nomination, taking on Ariana GrandeCamila Cabello, Halsey, the Jonas Brothers, and Shawn Mendes in the Best Pop category.

Becky G has notched two number one hits on the Billboard Latin Airplay charts –  “Mayores” and “Sin Pijama” – and on-screen had a starring role in the Power Rangersmovie. She has also guest-starred on the Foxseries Empire.

“Becky G is an exceptional multifaceted talent who’s no stranger to the global stage,” said Bruce Gillmer, global head of music and talent,Viacom and co-brand head, MTV International. “We can’t wait to see her light up the MTV EMAstage in Seville.”

Rosalia, who’ll be the hometown favorite in her native Spain, leads the pack of Latino/a nominees with four.

Becky G to Receive Extraordinary Evolution Award at the Latin American Music Awards

Becky G is evolving as an artist… And, now she’ll have the hardware to prove it.

The 22-year-old bilingual Mexican American singer/rapper will be honored with the Extraordinary Evolution award during the fifth edition of the Latin American Music Awards, Telemundo has announced.

Becky G

 

Becky G will also perform at the 2019 edition of the show.   

The Extraordinary Evolution award recognizes the success of a young performer who has demonstrated change and accelerated growth as an artist to reach the pinnacle of success in a short period of time. Last year, Colombian singer Maluma was the first recipient.

Becky G’s achievements include two No. 1 hits on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart (“Mayores” and “Sin Pijama”), a starring role in the movie Power Rangers, and many collaborations with superstars including PitbullDaddy Yankee, Maluma, AnittaNatti NatashaBad Bunny and CNCO.

Last year, Becky won two Latin AMAs (favorite female artist and favorite urban song for “Mayores”) and received YouTube’s Diamond Play Buttonfor surpassing 10 million followers on the digital platform.   

The Latin American Music Awards will take place on October 17 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.  Tickets for the show are available here.

Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato’s “Échame La Culpa” Among 19 Latin Videos to Reach 1 Billion Views on YouTube

Échale la culpa a Luis Fonsi

Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato

YouTube has released the official list of the new Latin videos that have reached the billion views, with the 40-year-old Puerto Rican singer-songwriter’s collaboration with Demi Lovato making the grade.

In 2018, nineteen Latin videos have joined the elite club, including Fonsi’s clip for his single with the 26-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress, “Échame La Culpa.”

It all started when “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias featuring Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno reached the coveted figure in 2015.

Then, in 2016, four new videos joined the list: Shakira‘s “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” Romeo Santos with “Propuesta Indecente,” “Ay Vamos” by J Balvin and Jennifer Lopez with “On The Floor” featuring Pitbull.

In 2017, everything changed. After the overwhelming success of Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” clip — currently the most-viewed video  with 5.7 billion views — 17 more videos (including “Despacito”) earned access to the famous list. Among those videos are “El Amante” by Nicky Jam, J Balvin‘s “Mi Gente” with Willy William, Daddy Yankee’s “Shaky, Shaky,” Maluma‘s “Felices Los 4,” and his collaboration with Shakira, “Chantaje,” among others.

And now in 2018, 19 other videos have joined the prestigious club, including “El Farsante” by Ozuna with Romeo Santos; Becky G and Bad Bunny’s “Mayores;” and Manuel Turizo with “Una Lady Como Tu.”

Interestingly, two of the billion-view members are official audio clips: Camilla Cabello’s “Havana” and Danny Ocean’s “Me Rehúso.”

Here’s the complete list:

Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa,” 1,669,863,461 views
Natti Natasha, Ozuna – “Criminal,” 1,643,680,995 views
Casper, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna – “Te Bote Remix,” 1,409,583,342 views
Camila Cabello – “Havana” (Official Audio) featuring Young Thug, 1,408,373,008 views
Becky G, Bad Bunny – “Mayores,” 1,394,630,929 views
Nicky Jam, J Balvin – “X (Equis),” 1,378,002,840 views
Maluma – “Corazón” featuring Nego do Borel, 1,269,801,392 views
Danny Ocean –  “Me Rehúso” (Official Audio), 1,230,850,189 views
Piso 21 – “Déjala Que Vuelva” featuring Manuel Turizo, 1,219,424,146 views
Daddy Yankee – “Dura,” 1,170,766,172 views
Manuel Turizo – “Una Lady Como Tú,” 1,169,161,359 views
Ozuna, Romeo Santos – “El Farsante (Remix),” 1,092,873,729 views
Enrique Iglesias – “Subeme La Radio” featuring Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox, 1,085,524,380 views
MC Fioti – “Bum Bum Tam Tam,” 1,085,457,581 views
Becky G, Natti Natasha – “Sin Pijama,” 1,076,318,062 views
Wisin – “Escápate Conmigo” featuring Ozuna, 1,066,699,954 views
Prince Royce – “Darte un Beso,” 1,030,461,056 views
Don Omar – “Danza Kuduro” featuring Lucenzo, 1,023,426,878 views
Shakira – “La La La” featuring Carlinhos Brown,1,015,400,871 views

Ozuna Wins Three Trophies at the Latin American Music Awards

Ozuna is the king of the night at the Latin American Music Awards

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer dominated the night, taking home three Latin AMAs trophies.

Ozuna

Ozuna was named favorite artist – urban, while his Odisea albumwas recognized for album of the year and favorite album – urban.

CNCO tied Ozuna in the total prize count from Thursday night’s show, which broadcast live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Telemundo.

CNCO was named favorite duo or group, favorite artist – pop, and the Latino band took home the favorite album – pop for CNCO.

Bad Bunny won artist of the year and favorite song – urban for his collaboration on “Mayores” with Becky G, who also won as favorite artist – female.

Daddy Yankee was the recipient of the special Icon Awardand earned the award for favorite artist – male. Maluma was honored with the Extraordinary Evolution Award, and Sebastián Yatra won the fan-voted new artist of the year category.

The Latin American Music Awards were hosted by a group of women, including Aracely Arambula, Becky G, Gloria Trevi , Leslie Grace and Roselyn Sanchez.

The ceremony featured performances from Wisin & YandelTrevi, CNCO, Banda MS de Rene Camacho and many more.

Here’s the complete list of winners:`

Artista del Año / Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny

Nuevo Artista del Año / New Artist of the Year
Sebastián Yatra 

Sencillo del Año / Song of the Year
Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”

Álbum del Año / Album of the Year
Ozuna – Odisea

Artista Favorita – Femenina / Favorite Artist – Female
Becky G 

Artista Favorito – Masculino / Favorite Artist – Male
Daddy Yankee

Dúo o Grupo Favorito / Favorite Duo or Group
CNCO

Artista Favorito – Pop / Favorite Artist – Pop
CNCO 

Álbum Favorito – Pop / Favorite Album – Pop
CNCO – CNCO 

Canción Favorita – Pop / Favorite Song – Pop
Carlos Vives & Sebastián Yatra – “Robarte Un Beso 

Artista Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Artist – Regional Mexican
Christian Nodal

Álbum Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Album – Regional Mexican
Christian Nodal – Me Dejé Llevar 

Canción Favorita – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Song – Regional Mexican
Raymix – “Oye Mujer” 

Artista Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Artist – Urban
Ozuna 

Canción Favorita – Urbano / Favorite Song – Urban
Becky G feat. Bad Bunny – “Mayores”

Álbum Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Album – Urban
Ozuna – Odisea

Artista Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Artist – Tropical
Romeo Santos 

Canción Favorita – Tropical / Favorite Song – Tropical
Nacho – “Báilame” 

Álbum Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Album – Tropical
Victor Manuelle – 25/7

Artista Favorito – Crossover / Favorite Crossover Artist
Camila Cabello

Tour Favorito / Favorite Tour
Luis Miguel 

Video Favorito / Favorite Video
Anitta “Medicina”

Becky G Earns First YouTube Button for Breaking Million Subscriber Mark

Becky G is all buttoned up…

The 20-year-old Mexican American singer has received her first YouTube button for reaching a million subscribers on her channel..

Becky G

Becky G was handed a plaque for the feat at this year’s Calibash in Los Angeles — after earning another five million subscribers — her first ever YouTube button plaque.

The honor comes just as Becky G, who starred in last year’s Power Rangers film, celebrates crossing the 900 million view mark on Vevo for her Bad Bunny collaboration, “Mayores.”

The music video for the sultry songs ranks as her biggest to date, with its view count almost triple that of her second-most-watched video.

“Shower,” her No. 2 performer, has logged 323 million views.