Victoria La Mala & Chiquis Team Up for Women’s Empowerment Anthem “Sexo Debil (TNMDQH)”

Victoria La Mala is empowering women with her latest single…

The Mexican singer has teamed up with Chiquis, whom she met about six years ago, for their first-ever collaboration “Sexo Debil (TNMDQH).”

Victoria La Mala & Chiquis

“I wrote the song a couple of years ago with Claudia Brant,” La Mala tells Billboard. “I was holding on to it for a while because I loved it so much and it meant so much to me.”

“Sexo Debil (TNMDQH),” short for “tu no me dices que hacer” is a Western-tinged corrido that fuses to an infectious cumbia melody towards the middle. It’s an anthem to remind women that they are in no shape or form the weakest sex.

“Every word we wrote was something that was told to me,” she adds. “I wanted to let women feel that they are empowered, have control of their lives and that they can do whatever they want.”

For the track, La Mala reeled in Latin Grammy winner, Chiquis, because “she’s such a strong woman and she’ll be able to relate.”

“Us women who are in this industry understand how hard it can be and the discrimination that happens,” Chiquis notes. “I love what Victoria did on this song because it comes from the heart. She’s really embracing who she is, she’s hip-hop, she’s Regional, she’s a little bit of everything and I love that she did something different. This song gives women power and reminds them that they can do whatever they want.”

In the music video, both Mexican artists are just as unapologetic and fierce as the track.

“I’m obsessed with this video! We had so much fun and I think it reflects that,” La Mala says. “I wanted to do this whole late ‘90s, early ‘00s aesthetic because I grew up with that. We filmed it in a day and we got to hang out with each other and let loose.”

With the release of “Sexo Debil,” part of Soy Mala EP coming out on May 5th, both La Mala and Chiquis hope to encourage more and more women in Regional Mexican to collaborate.

“Why can’t we get together the way Becky G and Natti [Natasha] collab? I want that in our genre so now it’s happening and hopefully it keeps on going,” Chiquis expresses.

“We’re the generation that’s doing it!” La Mala agrees. “There’s space to support all the women and grow together. We’re more unstoppable that way.”

Karol G Earns Five Heat Latin Awards Nominations

Karol G has the heat

The 30-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter leads the Heat Latin Awards 2021 nominations alongside J Balvin and Myke Towers with five nominations each.

Karol G

Karol G’s nominations include Best Female Artist, Best Collaboration and two nods for Best Video.

J Balvin is up for Best Male Artist, while Towers is up for Best Urban Artist.

The list continues with Bad Bunny and Farina, who are both up for four awards, followed by Anuel AA, Prince Royce, Anitta, Natti Natasha, El Alfa, Nathy Peluso and Nicki Nicole with three each.

For the sixth edition of the awards, a new category has been announced: best Dominican urban artist. In homage to the host country, up for this new category are El Alfa, Natti Natasha and Mozart La Para, among others.

The 2021 awards ceremony is set to take place in June with the exact date to be announced. Starting now, fans can vote for their favorite artists in each category once a day via the LosHeat.tv app.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

BEST MALE ARTIST
CAMILO
MALUMA
J BALVIN
NICKY JAM
PRINCE ROYCE
FARRUKO
OZUNA
BAD BUNNY 

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
ROSALÍA
KAROL G
GREEICY
FARINA
KALI UCHIS
NATTI NATASHA
ANITTA
NATHY PELUSO
DANNA PAOLA 

BEST BAND OR GROUP
CNCO
REIK
PISO 21
MORAT
ZION & LENNOX
GENTE DE ZONA
MAU Y RICKY 

BEST ROCK ARTIST
MON LAFERTE
JORGE DREXLER
MORAT
JUANES
LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES
ZOÉ
FITO PÁEZ
DIAMANTE ELÉCTRICO 

BEST POP ARTIST
CAMILO
LUIS FONSI
RICARDO MONTANER
GREEICY
SEBASTIÁN YATRA
CARLOS RIVERA
AITANA
LUIS FIGUEROA 

BEST URBAN ARTIST
BAD BUNNY
J BALVIN
KAROL G
NICKY JAM
ARCANGEL
OZUNA
FARRUKO
ANUEL AA
FARINA
MYKE TOWERS
RAUW ALEJANDRO 

BEST TROPICAL ARTIST
N’KLABE
KALIMETE
VÍCTOR MANUELLE
CARLOS VIVES
ROMEO SANTOS
GABRIEL PAGÁN
MARC ANTHONY
PRINCE ROYCE 

BEST REGIÓN SUR (CHILE, ARGENTINA, BRASIL, PARAGUAY Y URUGUAY, PERÚ) ARTIST
NATHY PELUSO
ANITTA
NICKI NICOLE
PALOMA MAMI
CAZZU
KHEA
YAHAIRA PLASENCIA 

BEST REGIÓN ANDINA (COLOMBIA, ECUADOR Y VENEZUELA) ARTIST
MIKE BAHÍA
SEBASTIÁN YATRA
NACHO
FARINA
MANUEL TURIZO
DANNY OCEAN
EVALUNA MONTANER
MICRO TDH 

BEST REGIÓN NORTE (CENTROAMÉRICA, MÉXICO Y CARIBE) ARTIST
FARRUKO
EL ALFA
DANNA PAOLA
RAUW ALEJANDRO
LUNAY
SECH
MILLY
JUSTIN QUILES 

BEST NEW ARTIST
NATANAEL CANo
GUAYNAA
BOZA
JAY WHEELER
ALEX ROSE
JESSI URIBE
NICKI NICOLE
NATHY PELUSO 

MOST PROMISING ACT
JUAN DE DIOS PANTOJA
KATIE ANGEL
EMILIA MERNES
JUHN
AMY GUTIÉRREZ
ALEJANDRO SANTAMARÍA
JAY MENEZ
MORA
KENIA OS 

BEST VIDEO
“LOCATION” (KAROL G, ANUEL AA, J BALVIN)
“PROBLEMA” (DADDY YANKEE)
“MI NIÑA REMIX” (WISIN, MYKE TOWERS, MALUMA FT. ANITTA)
“MACHU PICCHU” (CAMILO & EVALUNA MONTANER)
“LA LUZ” (J BALVIN, SECH)
“BICHOTA” (KAROL G)
“LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE” (BAD BUNNY & ROSALÍA)
“LOS DIOSES” (ANUEL AA Y OZUNA)
“ROJO” (J BALVIN) 

INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR
KIMBERLY LOAIZA
KUNNO
LUISA FERNANDA W
MARIO RUIZ
EL CHOMBO
MARKO
MR ZEO
MOLUSCO 

BEST REGIONAL POPULAR ARTIST
CHRISTIAN NODAL
PAOLA JARA
JESSI URIBE
PIPE BUENO
LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
YEISON JIMENEZ
CARIN LEON
EDWIN LUNA Y LA TRAKALOSA DE MONTERREY 

BEST URBANO DOMINICAN ARTIST
EL ALFA
NATTI NATASHA
ROCHY RD
QUIMICO ULTRA MEGA
MOZART LA PARA
LA INSUPERABLE
KIKO EL CRAZY
CHIMBALA 

BEST COLLABORATION
“BANDIDO” (MYKE TOWERS & JUHN)
“DÁKITI” (BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ)
“ELLA NO ES TUYA” (ROCHY RD, MYKE TOWERS & NICKI NICOLE)
“LA BOCA” (ARCANGEL & FARINA)
“VÍCTIMAS LAS DOS” (VÍCTOR MANUELLE / LA INDIA)
“ANTES QUE SALGA EL SOL” (NATTI NATASHA & PRINCE ROYCE)
“LA CURIOSIDAD” (MYKE TOWERS, JAY WHEELER, DJ NELSON)
“DE VUELTA PA LA VUELTA” (DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY)
“BEBÉ” (CAMILO, EL ALFA)
“SE TE NOTA” (LELE PONS Y GUAYNAA)
“MIEDITO O QUÉ?” (OVY ON THE DRUMS Ft KAROL G, DANNY OCEAN)

Natti Natasha & Becky G Team Up for New Single “Ram Pam Pam”

Natti Natasha has reunited with Becky G for another bangin’ song…

Three years after releasing their smash hit “Sin Pijama,” the 34-year-old Dominican singer and songwriter and the 24-year-old Mexican American singer/rapper have joined voices once again for “Ram Pam Pam.”

Natti Natasha x Becky G

The hard-hitting reggaeton single features Middle Eastern influences.

It centers on a woman who’s no fool and has a message for her ex.

“I won’t make mistakes again/ And much less with someone like you/ Who treats me bad/ I don’t get sad if I don’t see you/ You looked for it/ My heart doesn’t beg you, it’s an atheist,” Natti kicks off the track.

The beat, lyrics, and vocal fusions are fire, easily becoming a summer anthem for the ladies.

The music video shows both artists joined by a group of girls dancing at a basketball court.

Like “Sin Pijama,” Prince Royce makes a camo.

“Ram Pam Pam,” which samples Daddy Yankee’s “Ella Me Levanto,” is a sequel to Natti’s all-female perreo “Las Nenas,” featuring Farina, Cazzu and newcomer Duraca.

Maluma to Perform at This Year’s Premio Lo Nuestro Awards Show

Maluma is bringing a taste of Jamaica to this year’s Premio Lo Nuestro

The 27-year-old Colombian superstar is set to premiere hits from his surprise new album 7 Días en Jamaica during the awards show on February 18.

Maluma

Meanwhile, Marc Anthony and Daddy Yankee will perform their new hit, “De Vuelta Pa La Vuelta.”

The three stars are the latest performers announced for the first Latin music award show of the year, which will air on Univision.

Other performers announced include Mexican star Carlos Rivera, who will perform “100 Años” alongside Maluma. And in a first, the entire Montaner family – Evaluna, Mau y Ricky and dad Ricardo Montaner — will be joined by Camilo (who is married to Evaluna Montaner) to perform “Amén,” which was released during the holidays.

Regional Mexican rising star Lenin Ramírez will also perform alongside Grupo Firme, as will Chesca; with Prince Royce taking the stage alongside Natti Natasha. The latter will sing their hit “Antes que salga el sol” together on television for the first time.

They join previously announced performers Los Ángeles Azules, Anuel AA, CNCO, Ozuna and Gloria Trevi.

Premios Lo Nuestro will air on Univision on February 18, live from the AmericanAirlines Arena.

J Balvin Leads Pack of Premio Lo Nuestro Nominees with 14

J Balvin is the man to beat…

Univision has announced the 2021 Premio Lo Nuestro nominees, with the 35-year-old Colombian urbano singer leading the pack with 14 nominations.

J Balvin

Balvin, who has previously collected 13 Premios Lo Nuestro trophies, is up for Artist of the Year, an award he’s previously claimed three times.

He’s also up for Album of the Year for Colores.

Maluma follows with 12 noms, Camilo with 10, and Ozuna with eight.

AnuelBad BunnyKarol GNatti NatashaSebastian Yatra, and Sech continue with seven nominations each.

This year, four new categories have been added including album of the year in pop, album of the year in urban, album of the year in Mexican Regional, and cumbia song of the year. A total of 147 artists are nominated in 34 music categories that honor the pop, urban, tropical and regional Mexican genres.

Celebrating music, resilience, and hope, the 33rd edition of the coveted awards show will also feature musical debuts, exclusive collaborations, and special tributes that will connect the community with music.

The 2021 Premio Lo Nuestro will air live starting at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 18 from Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena via Univision.

Here’s the complete nominations:

Premio Lo Nuestro Artist Of The Year
1. ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
2. BAD BUNNY
3. CAMILO
4. CHRISTIAN NODAL
5. J BALVIN
6. KAROL G
7. MALUMA
8. NATTI NATASHA
9. OZUNA
10. SEBASTIÁN YATRA

Album Of The Year
1. ALTER EGO – PRINCE ROYCE
2. AYAYAY! – CHRISTIAN NODAL
3. COLORES – J BALVIN
4. DE BUENOS AIRES PARA EL MUNDO – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
5. GUÁRDAME ESTA NOCHE – EL FANTASMA
6. HECHO EN MÉXICO – ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
7. MÁS CARO, QUE AYER – GERARDO ORTIZ
8. MÁS FUTURO QUE PASADO – JUANES
9. PAPI JUANCHO – MALUMA
10. YHLQMDLG – BAD BUNNY

Song Of The Year
1. ADMV – MALUMA
2. BONITA – JUANES & SEBASTIÁN YATRA
3. CARITA DE INOCENTE – PRINCE ROYCE
4. FANTASÍA – OZUNA
5. FAVORITO – CAMILO
6. KEII – ANUEL
7. LA MEJOR VERSIÓN DE MI (REMIX) – NATTI NATASHA & ROMEO SANTOS
8. MORADO – J BALVIN
9. SÓLO TÚ – CALIBRE 50
10. TUSA – KAROL G & NICKI MINAJ

New Artist Female
1. CHESCA
2. EMILIA
3. NATHY PELUSO
4. NICKI NICOLE
5. YENNIS

New Artist Male
1. CAMILO
2. JAY WHEELER
3. NATANAEL CANO
4. NETO BERNAL
5. RAUW ALEJANDRO

Remix Of The Year
1. CARAMELO (Remix) – OZUNA, KAROL G & MYKE TOWERS
2. DJ NO PARE (Remix) – JUSTIN QUILES, NATTI NATASHA, FARRUKO FT. ZION, DALEX & LENNY TAVÁREZ
3. HAWÁI (Remix) – MALUMA & THE WEEKND
4. LA CAMA (Remix) – LUNAY, MYKE TOWERS, OZUNA, CHENCHO CORLEONE & RAUW ALEJANDRO
5. LA JEEPETA (Remix) – NIO GARCIA, ANUEL, MYKE TOWERS, BRRAY & JUANKA
6. LA MEJOR VERSIÓN DE MI (Remix) – NATTI NATASHA & ROMEO SANTOS
7. PORFA (Remix) – FEID, JUSTIN QUILES, J BALVIN FT. MALUMA, NICKY JAM & SECH
8. RELACIÓN (Remix) – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN FT. ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
9. TATTOO (Remix) – RAUW ALEJANDRO & CAMILO
10. YO NO SÉ (Remix) – MATI GÓMEZ, NICKY JAM & REIK

“Crossover” Collaboration Of The Year
1. HAWÁI (Remix) – MALUMA & THE WEEKND
2. MAMACITA – BLACK EYED PEAS, OZUNA & J. REY SOUL
3. ME GUSTA – ANITTA, CARDI B & MYKE TOWERS
4. ME QUEDARÉ CONTIGO – PITBULL & NE-YO FT. LENIER & EL MICHA
5. QUÉ MALDICIÓN – BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA & SNOOP DOGG
6. RITMO (BAD BOYS FOR LIFE) – BLACK EYED PEAS & J BALVIN
7. SUBELO (FURTHER UP) – STATIC & BEN EL, PITBULL & CHESCA
8. TKN – ROSALÍA & TRAVIS SCOTT
9. TUSA – KAROL G & NICKI MINAJ
10. UN DÍA (ONE DAY) – J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY FT. TAINY

Video Of The Year
1. BOOGALOO SUPREME – VÍCTOR MANUELLE & WISIN
2. CUANDO ESTÉS AQUÍ – PABLO ALBORÁN
3. DESPUÉS DE TODO – YORDANO
4. EN CANTOS – ILE & NATALIA LAFOURCADE
5. FOR SALE – CARLOS VIVES & ALEJANDRO SANZ
6. GIRASOLES – LUIS FONSI
7. MALA VIDA – NICKI NICOLE
8. PECADOR – RESIDENTE
9. QUÉ LÁSTIMA – CHOCQUIBTOWN & SECH
10. TKN – ROSALÍA & TRAVIS SCOTT

Lali, Carin León & More Latin Artists Share Their New Year’s Resolutions For 2021

Pop – Artist Of The Year
1. CAMILO
2. CARLOS RIVERA
3. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
4. JENNIFER LOPEZ
5. JUANES
6. KANY GARCÍA
7. PEDRO CAPÓ
8. RICKY MARTIN
9. SEBASTIÁN YATRA
10. SHAKIRA

Pop- Song Of The Year
1. ADMV – MALUMA
2. BONITA – JUANES & SEBASTIÁN YATRA
3. BUENA SUERTE – PEDRO CAPÓ
4. FAVORITO – CAMILO
5. NO HA PARADO DE LLOVER – MANÁ & SEBASTIÁN YATRA
6. PERDIENDO LA CABEZA – CARLOS RIVERA, BECKY G & PEDRO CAPÓ
7. SI ME DICES QUE SÍ – REIK, FARRUKO & CAMILO
8. TABÚ – PABLO ALBORÁN & AVA MAX
9. TANTO – JESSE & JOY & LUIS FONSI
10. TIBURONES – RICKY MARTIN

Pop – Collaboration Of The Year
1. BONITA – JUANES & SEBASTIÁN YATRA
2. COMO ASÍ – LALI FT. CNCO
3. EL CIEGO – MELENDI & CALI Y EL DANDEE
4. FOR SALE – CARLOS VIVES & ALEJANDRO SANZ
5. MUCHACHA – GENTE DE ZONA & BECKY G
6. PERDIENDO LA CABEZA – CARLOS RIVERA, BECKY G & PEDRO CAPÓ
7. SI ME DICES QUE SÍ – REIK, FARRUKO & CAMILO
8. TABÚ – PABLO ALBORÁN & AVA MAX
9. TANTO – JESSE & JOY & LUIS FONSI
10. UNA MENTIRA MÁS – YURI & NATALIA JIMÉNEZ

Pop – Group or Duo Of The Year
1. CALI Y EL DANDEE
2. CNCO
3. JESSE & JOY
4. MAU Y RICKY
5. REIK

Pop – Album Of The Year
1. AIRE – JESSE & JOY
2. BLANCO – RICARDO ARJONA
3. COLEGIO – CALI Y EL DANDEE
4. MÁS FUTURO QUE PASADO – JUANES
5. MESA PARA DOS – KANY GARCÍA
6. MUNAY – PEDRO CAPÓ
7. PAUSA – RICKY MARTIN
8. POR PRIMERA VEZ – CAMILO
9. QUE QUIÉNES SOMOS – CNCO
10. 20–21 – REIK

Pop/Ballad – Song Of The Year
1. ADMV – MALUMA
2. HONGOS – RICARDO ARJONA
3. LO QUE EN TI VEO – KANY GARCÍA & NAHUEL PENNISI
4. TE ADORARÉ – RICARDO MONTANER
5. UNA MENTIRA MÁS – YURI & NATALIA JIMÉNEZ

Urban – Female Artist Of The Year
1. ANITTA
2. BECKY G
3. CAZZU
4. IVY QUEEN
5. KAROL G
6. NATTI NATASHA
7. PALOMA MAMI
8. ROSALÍA

Urban – Male Artist Of The Year
1. ANUEL
2. BAD BUNNY
3. DADDY YANKEE
4. FARRUKO
5. J BALVIN
6. MALUMA
7. OZUNA
8. SECH

Urban – Song Of The Year
1. FANTASÍA – OZUNA
2. HAWÁI – MALUMA
3. KEII – ANUEL
4. LA DIFÍCIL – BAD BUNNY
5. MORADO – J BALVIN
6. MUÉVELO – NICKY JAM & DADDY YANKEE
7. QUE TIRE PA LANTE – DADDY YANKEE
8. RITMO (BAD BOYS FOR LIFE) – BLACK EYED PEAS & J BALVIN
9. SIGUES CON ÉL – ARCÁNGEL & SECH
10. TUSA – KAROL G & NICKI MINAJ

Urban – Collaboration Of The Year
1. MUÉVELO – NICKY JAM & DADDY YANKEE
2. QUÉ PENA – MALUMA & J BALVIN
3. RITMO (BAD BOYS FOR LIFE) – BLACK EYED PEAS & J BALVIN
4. SIGUES CON ÉL – ARCÁNGEL & SECH
5. TUSA – KAROL G & NICKI MINAJ

Urban – Album Of The Year
1. 1 OF 1 – SECH
2. COLORES – J BALVIN
3. NIBIRU – OZUNA
4. PAPI JUANCHO – MALUMA
5. YHLQMDLG – BAD BUNNY

Urban/Pop – Song Of The Year
1. HONEY BOO – CNCO & NATTI NATASHA
2. ME GUSTA – SHAKIRA & ANUEL
3. ME QUEDARÉ CONTIGO – PITBULL & NE-YO FT. LENIER & EL MICHA
4. SI ME DICES QUE SÍ – REIK, FARRUKO & CAMILO
5. TBT – SEBASTIÁN YATRA, RAUW ALEJANDRO & MANUEL TURIZO

Urban/Trap – Song Of The Year
1. BOUNCE – CAZZU
2. GAN-GA – BRYANT MYERS
3. MEDUSA – JHAY CORTEZ, ANUEL & J BALVIN
4. NO ME AME – RVSSIAN, ANUEL & JUICE WRLD
5. VETE – BAD BUNNY

Tropical – Artist Of The Year
1. CARLOS VIVES
2. GENTE DE ZONA
3. GILBERTO SANTA ROSA
4. JUAN LUIS GUERRA
5. MARC ANTHONY
6. PRINCE ROYCE
7. ROMEO SANTOS
8. SILVESTRE DANGOND
9. VÍCTOR MANUELLE
10. WILLIE COLÓN

Tropical – Song Of The Year
1. BOOGALOO SUPREME – VÍCTOR MANUELLE & WISIN
2. CARITA DE INOCENTE – PRINCE ROYCE
3. EL CARNAVAL DE CELIA: A TRIBUTE – KYEN?ES?
4. LA MEJOR VERSIÓN DE MI – NATTI NATASHA & ROMEO SANTOS
5. LÁMPARA PA’ MIS PIES – JUAN LUIS GUERRA
6. LO QUE TE DI – MARC ANTHONY
7. NO TE VAYAS – CARLOS VIVES
8. PA’LANTE Y PA’TRAS – N’KLABE, LA TRIBU DE ABRANTE & FARINA
9. PERRIANDO (LA MURGA REMIX) – REYKON FT. WILLIE COLÓN
10. VALLENATO APRETAO – SILVESTRE DANGOND

Tropical – Collaboration Of The Year
1. BOOGALOO SUPREME – VÍCTOR MANUELLE & WISIN
2. CANCIÓN PARA RUBÉN – CARLOS VIVES & RUBÉN BLADES
3. CARTAGENA – FONSECA & SILVESTRE DANGOND
4. IMAGINARME SIN TI – ELVIS CRESPO & MANNY CRUZ
5. LA FAMILIA – GILBERTO SANTA ROSA & TITO NIEVES
6. MI CORAZÓN ES TUYO – OLGA TAÑÓN & MANNY MANUEL
7. NUESTRO AMOR – ALEX BUENO & ROMEO SANTOS
8. PA’LANTE Y PA’TRAS – N’KLABE, LA TRIBU DE ABRANTE & FARINA
9. PERRIANDO (LA MURGA REMIX) – REYKON FT. WILLIE COLÓN
10. VALLENATO APRETAO – SILVESTRE DANGOND FT. ZION Y LENNOX

Residente, Anuel, Bad Bunny & More Latin Artists Who Penned Ultra-Personal Songs

Regional Mexican – Artist Of The Year
1. ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
2. CARIN LEÓN
3. CHIQUIS
4. CHRISTIAN NODAL
5. EL FANTASMA
6. GERARDO ORTIZ
7. JOSS FAVELA
8. LENIN RAMÍREZ
9. NATANAEL CANO
10. NETO BERNAL

Regional Mexican – Song Of The Year
1. AMOR TUMBADO – NATANAEL CANO
2. CABALLERO – ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
3. DORMIDA – EDWIN LUNA Y LA TRAKALOSA DE MONTERREY
4. EN ESO NO QUEDAMOS – BANDA LOS SEBASTIANES
5. ESCONDIDOS – LA ADICTIVA BANDA SAN JOSÉ DE MESILLAS
6. OTRA BORRACHERA – GERARDO ORTIZ
7. SE ME OLVIDÓ – CHRISTIAN NODAL
8. SI QUIERES – NETO BERNAL & CAROLINA ROSS
9. SÓLO TÚ – CALIBRE 50
10. YO YA NO VUELVO CONTIGO (EN VIVO) – LENIN RAMÍREZ FT. GRUPO FIRME

Regional Mexican – Collaboration Of The Year
1. NO ES QUE ME GUSTES – LUIS CORONEL & LA SÉPTIMA BANDA
2. QUÉ MALDICIÓN – BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA & SNOOP DOGG
3. SI QUIERES – NETO BERNAL & CAROLINA ROSS
4. Y LA HICE LLORAR – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES FT. ABEL PINTOS
5. YO YA NO VUELVO CONTIGO (EN VIVO) – LENIN RAMÍREZ FT. GRUPO FIRME

Regional Mexican – Group or Duo Of The Year
1. BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
2. CALIBRE 50
3. EDWIN LUNA Y LA TRAKALOSA DE MONTERREY
4. GRUPO FIRME
5. LOS ÁNGELES AZULES

Regional Mexican – Sierreña Song Of The Year
1. CON TUS BESOS – ESLABON ARMADO
2. EL GÜERO – MARCA MP
3. EL MUCHACHO ALEGRE – FUERZA REGIDA
4. EN BOCA DE TODOS – T3R ELEMENTO
5. TÚ – CARIN LEÓN

Regional Mexican – Banda Song Of The Year
1. DORMIDA – EDWIN LUNA Y LA TRAKALOSA DE MONTERREY
2. EN ESO NO QUEDAMOS – BANDA LOS SEBASTIANES
3. ESCONDIDOS – LA ADICTIVA BANDA SAN JOSÉ DE MESILLAS
4. ESTA VEZ SOY YO – BANDA CARNAVAL
5. YO YA NO VUELVO CONTIGO (EN VIVO) – LENIN RAMÍREZ FT. GRUPO FIRME

Regional Mexican – Norteño Song Of The Year
1. EL ENVIDIOSO – LOS DOS CARNALES
2. EN HONOR A TI – LA MAQUINARIA NORTEÑA FT. GRUPO FIRME
3. MÁS TE RECUERDO – JULIÓN ÁLVAREZ
4. OTRA BORRACHERA – GERARDO ORTIZ
5. SÓLO TÚ – CALIBRE 50

Regional Mexican – Mariachi/Ranchera Song Of The Year
1. CABALLERO – ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
2. CLARO Y OBVIO – JOSS FAVELA
3. DILE – JARY FRANCO
4. SE ME OLVIDÓ – CHRISTIAN NODAL
5. SI QUIERES – NETO BERNAL & CAROLINA ROSS

Regional Mexican – Cumbia Song Of The Year
1. ACARÍÑAME – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES, JULIETA VENEGAS & JUAN INGARAMO
2. TE EXTRAÑO, TE OLVIDO, TE AMO – LOS SOCIOS DEL RITMO & CHIQUIS
3. TE METISTE – LOS ÁNGELES DE CHARLY
4. TÚ Y YO – RAYMIX & PAULINA RUBIO
5. Y LA HICE LLORAR – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES FT. ABEL PINTOS

Regional Mexican – Album Of The Year
1. AYAYAY! – CHRISTIAN NODAL
2. DE BUENOS AIRES PARA EL MUNDO – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
3. EL TRABAJO ES LA SUERTE – BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
4. EN VIVO DESDE ANAHEIM, CA – GRUPO FIRME
5. GUÁRDAME ESTA NOCHE – EL FANTASMA
6. HECHO EN MÉXICO – ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
7. LABIOS MENTIROSOS – LA ARROLLADORA BANDA EL LIMÓN DE RENE CAMACHO
8. MÁS CARO, QUE AYER – GERARDO ORTIZ
9. PORQUE ASÍ TENÍA QUE SER – BANDA CARNAVAL
10. SIMPLEMENTE GRACIAS – CALIBRE 50

Natti Natasha Among Latin Artists Named Ambassadors for Pandora

Natti Natasha is opening Pandora’s box…

The 34-year-old Dominican singer-songwriter has been appointed an ambassador for jewelry company Pandora.

Natti Natasha

Natti Natasha joins a roster of new endorsers that includes Sebastián YatraDanna Paola and Luísa Sonza.

The four Latin stars, each representing a different Latin American country, are now part of the Pandora squad via their 2021 campaign titled “Beats of Pandora.”

Natti Natasha

“I feel very proud to be an ambassador for Pandora because it’s a brand that motivates women to shine on their own by way of their style,” says Natti Natasha about the partnership.

Songstress Danna Paola represents Mexico, pop darling Yara represents Colombia and Sonza will serve as ambassador in Brazil.

“Through their voices, these stars express dreams, desires, stories and moments in a Latin woman’s life,” said Martín Pereyra, general manager of Pandora Latin America. “Pandora is part of this marvelous squad, giving voice to the passions of many women via our jewelry. We want more women in Latin America to be part of the Pandora world and thanks to music, we’re one step closer to those women.”

Watch the “Beats of Pandora” campaign video here.

Khea Releases “Ayer Me Llamo Mi Ex” Remix, Featuring Natti Natasha & Prince Royce

Khea has called in some big guns for a big remix…

The 20-year-old Argentine trap singer, whose real name is Ivo Alfredo Thomas Serue, continues to flaunt his versatility and global appeal with the release of the remix to his trap-bachata fusion track “Ayer Me Llamo Mi Ex,” featuring Natti Natasha and Prince Royce onboard the remix.

The original track, released less than two months ago, featured Lenny Santos, Aventura’s guitarist.

Marrying his signature trap with modern bachata melodies, the remix not only counts with three emblematic artists from the Dominican Republic, but also takes things to the next level.

Khea experiments with Caribbean rhythms, Natti and Royce show off their rapping skills, it’s the best of both worlds.

“Ayer Me Llamó Mi Ex,” produced by up-and-coming artist-producer Nobeat and released via Young Flex / Interscope Records, tells the story of someone who’s on the phone with their ex and reminding them of everything they lost and how they’re living their best single life.

Landing on YouTube’s trending page, the music video, directed by Teo, features all three artists in the same situation while they jam to the song in different areas of a motel.

Karol G Earns Eighth No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Ay Dios Mio”

Make that eight for Karol G

The 29-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter has earned her eighth No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart, as “Ay Dios Mio” jumps 6-1 on the October 10 survey.

Karol G

With the song’s coronation, Karol G becomes the first female artist to lead the chart in 2020 without a collaborative act. The last woman to achieve the feat was Natti Natasha with “Me Gusta” (May 18, 2019-dated list).

Earlier in 2020, before “Ay, Dios Mio!,” there were four No. 1s with either co-billed or featured female acts:

Title, Artist, Peak Date
“Tusa,” Karol G & Nicki Minaj, Feb. 15
“Mamacita,” Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna + J.Rey Soul, June 20
“Caramelo,” Ozuna, Karol G, Myke Towers, Aug. 15
“Relacion,” Sech, Daddy Yankee & J Balvin Featuring ROSALIA & Farruko, Sept. 26
“Ay, Dios Mío!” hits No. 1 assisted by a 30 percent increase in audience impressions, to 11 million, earned in the week ending Oct. 4, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Notably, out of the 32 No. 1 titles on Latin Airplay in 2020, 15 were credited to just one act, while the other 17 were billed to multiple artists, and, of the 15 No. 1s by just one act, 14 were by men or all-male groups.

Elsewhere on the charts, “Ay, Dios Mío!” also arrives at the summit on both Latin Rhythm Airplay and Latin Pop Airplay, Karol G’s eighth and fourth leader, respectively.

Gains at the Latin Airplay sector help push “Ay, Dios Mío!” upward on Hot Latin Songs, which combines airplay, streaming data and digital sales. The track lifts 7-5 and takes the Greatest Gainer/ Airplay honor.

“Ay, Dios Mío!,” meanwhile makes its first appearance on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, arriving at No, 94.

The Natti Natasha-Executive-Produced YouTube Originals’ Series “Bravas” Launching This Week

Natti Natasha is expanding her creative realm…

The 33-year-old Dominican singer and songwriter is launching a new stage in her career as an executive producer for YouTube Originals’ upcoming series Bravas.

Natti Natasha

The eight-episode series, produced by Cinema Giants and directed and executive produced by Jessy Terrero, tells the story of three friends and aspiring artists –Mila (Audri Nix), Roja (Nohemy) and Ashley (Amanda Antonella) — who form a musical group called La Milagrosa and are on a mission to find their place in the world.

“Through music, they want to talk about the issues that are happening in their lives,” Natasha tells Billboard. “They are using their voices to vent as women. We’re going to see the things that girls and women go through in order to reach their goals, such as people not believing in you and the sacrifices.”

Bravas, which is written and produced by Kisha Burgos, is also a celebration of Latin music and culture.

“I immediately said ‘yes,’” Natasha said of her role as executive producer. “This is my first time ever and I’m very happy. I’m always going to try to serve as a platform and be a voice for all girls and women.”

The series, which began developing before the global pandemic, also counts the participation of artists like WisinJon ZDe La Ghetto and more. “They’re all going to be acting. It’s going to be interesting to see them in this light,” Natasha says.

Bravas will premiere at 6:00 pm ET on Wednesday on Natti Natasha’s YouTube channel.

Natti Natasha to Take Part in Selena Tribute at This Year’s Premios Juventud

Natti Natasha will be honoring a Latina legend…

This year’s Premios Juventud will include a special segment, honoring 25 years of Selena Quintanilla’s music and legacy, with the 33-year-old Dominican singer-songwriter among the artists set to take part.

Natti Natasha

In addition to Natasha, Selena’s brother and producer of her biggest hits, A.B. Quintanilla III, will participate in the special dedicated to la Reina de la Musica Tejana.

The other artists participating in the Selena tribute include Karol G, Danna Paola, Ally Brooke and Greeicy.

“For me being part of this special was a real honor. She is a woman that after all these years, and everything that has happened, is a legend. I never hard the chance to meet her while she was here but she is an icon, an icon that lasts a lifetime,” Greeicy tells Billboard.

“How amazing is it that she has inspired so many with her music. It was very challenging for me to create the energy and portray her flavors of cumbia. It was a beautifully difficult challenge and it was very special because I learned from her music and I’m going to keep enjoying it with respect and I hope to honor her. To have the privilege to prepare this special with her brother, who knew her, lived with her, and spent her life with her, is very special. It was a hard challenge for me because I felt like I was speaking directly to her. The special is going to be really great, it was beautiful to be able to create it with him, he was wonderful to work with,” she adds.

With 12 nominations, J Balvin leads the 2020 Premios Juventud, followed by Karol G, Bad Bunny and Anuel AA.

Confirmed performers include CNCO, Ozuna, Natanael Cano, Pitbull and Gloria Trevi, to name a few.

Following all the safety guidelines, PJ 2020, broadcasting live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, will feature artists performing at the venue, a virtual audience, an innovative integration of the latest state-of-the-art, augmented and virtual reality technologies for award presentations, intros and musical performances.

Premios Juventud 2020, hosted by Ana Patricia Gámez, Francisca Lachapel, Borja Voces, Sebastian Yatra, and Julissa Calderon, will air at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, August 13, via Univision, preceded by “PJ Takeover,” a one-hour pre-show hosted by Jomari Goyso and Clarissa Molina and Amara La Negra, beginning at 7:00 pm ET.