Ozuna Teams Up with Tokischa to Release Equality Single “Somos Iguales”

Ozuna is celebrating equality with a special guest…

The 30year-old Puerto Rican singer and rapper has joined voices with Tokischa to release the new single for “Somos Iguales,” as well as the track’s music video.

Ozuna & Tokischa Ozuna and Tokischa met for the first time last year at an afterparty in the Dominican Republic and “we instantly clicked,” the urban artist said during an Instagram Live interview with Billboard Latin.

That great chemistry is now cemented on the new single, which features party-starting rhythms while sending a message of equality and inclusion.

“On the dance floor anything goes; here we are all the same,” says part of the lyric.

“I wanted to generalize that we are all the same,” Ozuna notes. “Things are not as complicated as before. There are many open-minded people nowadays.”

“Somos Iguales,” produced by DJ Luian, Mambo Kingz, Jowny and Hydro, is a and reggaeton dembow fusion that Ozuna has been working on for two years, even before he met Tokischa. He explains he was challenged with the song’s concept but immediately connected with the track when Tokischa sent her verse.

“Her project is fresh and something totally new for the music industry,” he explains.

“In person, she’s very smart, respectful, chill and creative.”

The track also samples the 1993 reggae dancehallRich Girl” by British duo Louchie Lou and Michie One. “This song is so special for me because it samples a very iconic track that forms part of our childhood,” Tokischa says.

The music video, helmed by Venezuelan director Nuno Gomes, brings the lyrics to life, showing the two artists breaking into a room where a meeting with leaders of different nations is held. In the end, the leaders, law enforcement and artists all end up dancing to the same rhythm.

Currently, each artist is ready to kick off their individual tours. Ozuna’s trek starts September 30 in New York, and Toki plans to visit fans in Mexico and return to the U.S. after her successful debut Popola Tour.

“It felt nice,” she expresses of touring outside of her country for the first time. “I missed my house, my family and food, but I loved connecting with so many people, especially the Dominican who’s chasing a dream in another country. It was a beautiful experience.”

 

Bad Bunny’s “Moscow Mule” Soars to No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

Bad Bunny has racked up another chart-topper…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and singer returns to the summit on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “Moscow Mule” soars 11-1 on the July 30-dated chart.

Bad Bunny

It’s the 17th champ for Bad Bunny, who first secured a No. 1 in February 2018.

“Moscow Mule” rallies to the top of the all-genre Latin chart in its 11th week with a 49% gain in audience impressions, to 9.9 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending July 24, according to Luminate.

The song’s growth makes it the chart’s Greatest Gainer.

Some of the greatest radio supporters of “Moscow Mule” during the July 18-24 tracking week were in New York and Philadelphia, leading with New York’s WSKQ (2 million impressions, up 50%) and WXNY (1.3 million, up 49%) and Philadelphia’s WHAT (749,000, a 43% gain).

As “Moscow Mule” takes over Latin Airplay, the previous champ, Wisin and Camilo’s “Buenos Días,” vacates the top spot after a one-week reign, with a 34% decline in audience impressions, falling 1-13. It’s the second-largest positional fall from No. 1 in 2022 after “SG,” by the all-star team of DJ Snake, Ozuna, Lisa and Megan Thee Stallion, which dipped 1-16 on the April 19-dated ranking.

With his 17th No. 1 on Latin Airplay, Bad Bunny ties Ricky Martin for the eighth-most No. 1s since the chart’s launch in 1994.

Here’s a look at the scoreboard:

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

“Moscow” cracks the Latin Airplay No. 1 spot eight months after Bad Bunny captured his last champ, “Volví,” with Aventura, a one-week ruler in October 2021. The song also topped Tropical Airplay for 13 weeks and has ranked in the top 10 within its 51-week run (and counting).

In line with its Latin Airplay coronation, “Moscow Mule” powers to No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay, also Bad Bunny’s 17th win there.

The song previously ruled Hot Latin Songs and Latin Streaming Songs for one week on the May 21-dated survey.

Elsewhere, “Moscow Muke” is back in the top 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a 27-25 lift, after its No. 4 debut and peak, also on May 21.

Ozuna Signs with William Morris Endeavor (WME)

Ozuna has new representation…

William Morris Endeavor (WME) has signed the 30-year-old Puerto Rican singer and rapper in all areas.

Ozuna“I am excited to collaborate with many of the top agents at WME to further connect with my incredible fans in inventive ways and continue to bring my culture to the masses,” the Puerto Rican singer born Juan Carlos Ozuna Rosado said in a statement. “As an artist, I want to expand my brand and develop new and exciting opportunities together in all aspects of entertainment.”

His WME signing comes on the heels of the announcement of his 2022 global tour Ozutochi, which kicks off June 30 in Seville, Spain, and will make its way across Europe and the U.S. before wrapping on December 9 at the FTX Arena in Miami.

Ozuna kicked off 2022 with his Christina Aguilera duet, “Santo,” and dropped a trio of singles over the past few months, including “Deprimida,” “G-Wagon” and “Apretatio.”

Most recently, he released “Ceremonia,” which will appear in the upcoming HBO Max remake of Father of the Bride.

The artist is also working on his fifth studio album, which will follow his sets Odisea, Aura, ENOC, and Nibiru, all of which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Additionally, he’s placed over 100 entries in Hot Latin Songs, including five No. 1 hits: “Te Bote,” “Taki Taki,” “Otro Trago,” “China,” and “Mamacita.”

Pabllo Vittar Added to LETSGETFR.EE Festival Lineup

Pabllo Vittar’s schedule is FREEing up…

The 28-year-old Brazilian drag queen and singer has been added to the lineup for this summer’s LETSGETFR.EE festival.

Pabllo Vittar Vittar is among a list of lineup newcomers that includes Tokischa, DJ Camilo and more.

They join the previously announced Missy Elliott, El Alfa, Ozuna, Kali Uchis and Bomba Estereo, to name a few.

The two-day event, taking place on August 20-21 in Queens, N.Y., is designed for and by Black, Brown, Asian/Pacific Islander and LGBTQIA+ individuals, and according to a press statement, “Its mission is to close the equity gap for Black, Brown, Asian, and other underrepresented people in the entertainment industry, with the aim of achieving a diversified workforce across all levels in the industry by 2030.”

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Ozuna Earns 28th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Deprimida”

There’s no reason for Ozuna to be deprimido

The 30-year-old Puerto Rican singer collects his 28th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “Deprimida” rises 7-1 on the June 4-dated ranking.

OzunaThe song ascends from No. 7 in its 13th week due to a 50% increase in audience impressions earned in the U.S. in the week ending May 29, according to Luminate.

The 50% gain, which equates to 9.9 million in audience impressions, earns “Deprimida” the Greatest Gainer honors of the week, and sends Becky G and Karol G’s “Mamiii” to No. 2 after its second nonconsecutive week at the summit.

“Deprimida’s” top three stations, by audience, in the tracking week were in New York: WSKQ leads with 155,000 in audience impressions, followed by WXNY (827,000) and WPAT (595,000).

With 28 leaders on his Latin Airplay account, Ozuna extends his third-most ranking among all acts since the chart launched in 1994, standing only behind J Balvin’s 35 No. 1s and Enrique Iglesias’ 32 leaders.

Here’s the recap of the scoreboard mainly dominated by Latin rhythmic acts:

35, J Balvin
32, Enrique Iglesias
28, Ozuna
25, Daddy Yankee
21, Maluma
20, Wisin
19, Romeo Santos

“Deprimida” is the first single from Ozuna’s upcoming sixth studio album Ozutuchi. He has placed a total of five studio sets on the Top Latin Albums chart, all which have debuted in the penthouse, dating back to his 46-week champ Odisea in 2017.

Beyond its victory on the Latin Airplay chart, “Deprimida” concurrently ascends 4-1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay. 

It gives Ozuna his 27th leader there, also the third-most trailing J Balvin’s 34 No. 1s and Daddy Yankee’s 32.

Thanks to its radio push, the song re-enters at No. 43 on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart (it previously peaked at No. 34 peak on the March 12-dated recap).

J Balvin & Ed Sheeran’s “Sigue” Replaces Their “Forever My Love” at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

It’s a special follow-up for J Balvin

The 36-year-old Colombian singer and rapper’s Ed Sheeran-collaboration “Sigue” has replaced the pair’s other single, “Forever My Love,” at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart dated April 16.

J Balvin“Forever My Love” rose to the No. 1 spot on last week’s April 9-dated Latin Airplay chart and falls to No. 4 on the latest ranking, making room for Balvin and Sheeran’s other collaboration, “Sigue,” to take over at No. 1.

The song leads with 8.1 million all-format radio airplay audience impressions earned in the April 1-7 tracking week, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.

The last act to replace themselves at No. 1 on Latin Airplay with a new song was Farruko.

He led the October 2, 2021-dated chart as a featured act on Enrique Iglesias’ “Me Pase” and then succeeded himself with his solo smash “Pepas.”

“Sigue” earns Balvin his record-extending 35th career No. 1 on the chart, and Sheeran his second.

Of Balvin’s 35 No. 1s, “Sigue” is his third of 2022, following “Una Nota” in January and “Forever My Love” last week.

He tallied five No. 1s in 2021 and nine in 2020 (his personal best).

The only other acts with multiple Latin Airplay No. 1s in 2022 are Jhay Cortez, Karol G and Ozuna, with two apiece.

Here’s an updated look at the acts with the most Latin Airplay No. 1s in the chart’s 27-year history:

35, J Balvin
32, Enrique Iglesias
27, Ozuna
25, Daddy Yankee
21, Maluma
20, Wisin
19, Romeo Santos

Ozuna Earns 27th No. 1 on Billboard Latin Airplay Chart with DJ Snake-Collaboration “SG”

Ozuna is celebrating another massive hit…

The 30-year-old Puerto Rican singer and rapper’s collaboration “SG” with Lisa of BLACKPINK, Megan Thee Stallion and DJ Snake has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart.

Ozuna, Lisa, Megan Thee Stallion, DJ SnakeThe track rises from No. 3 to rule the April 2-dated survey.

It’s Ozuna,’s 27th champ and second of the year: “Emojis de Corazones,” with Wisin, Jhay Cortez, which also features Los Legendarios, arrived at the summit on the January 8-dated list.

Lisa of BLACKPINK and Meghan Thee Stallion earn their first No. 1s on the chart.

DJ Snake, who clocks his third straight No. 1, returns to lead the all-Latin genre tally after “Loco Contigo,” with J Balvin and Tyga, reigned for one week in November 2019.

With the new No. 1 on Latin Airplay, here’s a look at the acts with the most No. 1s on the 27-year-old survey:

33, J Balvin
32, Enrique Iglesias
27, Ozuna
25, Daddy Yankee
21, Maluma
20, Wisin
19, Romeo Santos

The bilingual “SG” and its music video were officially released on October 22, 2021, via DJ Snake/Interscope. It didn’t, however, make its Latin Airplay appearance until four months later, when the track debuted at No. 37 on the February 19-dated ranking.

The song wraps a steady seven-week trek to No. 1 to lead the current chart with 8.4 million in audience impressions, up 26%, earned in the U.S. in the week ending March 27, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.

 

Both LISA and Meghan Thee Stallion concurrently score their first No. 1 on Latin Rhythm AirplayMeanwhile, Ozuna captures his 26th champ and DJ Snake returns to the upper reaches with a third No. 1.

CNCO to Perform at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

CNCO is preparing to take the global stage…

The Latin boy band is among the latest acts appearing on the performance roster for this year’s Latin American Music Awards, which will take place at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas

CNCOIn addition to CNCO, the latest list of confirmed artists includes EmiliaFarruko, Gera MXLuis Fonsi, Prince Royce, and Reik.

They join previous performers Black Eyed Peas, Boza, Calibre 50, Chiquis, Christian Nodal, Esteman, Gerardo Ortiz, Gloria Trevi, Jesse & Joy, Jhay Cortez, Lit Killah, Los Ángeles Azules, Lupita D’Alessio, María Becerra, Nicki Nicole, Ozuna, Sofía Reyes, and Tiago PZK.

The three-hour event will “pay tribute to today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists” in 26 categories, including favorite video and favorite social artist, selected by a committee of industry professionals who consider the quality, content, creativity, and fan engagement.

The 2022 Latin AMAs nominations are led by Bad Bunny with 10 nominations. He’s followed by the eight-time nominee Jhay Cortez, and Karol G, J Balvin, and Rauw Alejandro with seven nods each.

This year’s nominees, which are determined by fan voting via LatinAmas.com, are based on key fan interactions with music, including streaming, sales, airplay, and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners Luminate — formerly MRC Data — and Next Big Sound for data covering the periods of Feb. 6, 2021, through Jan. 29, 2022.

The 2022 Latin AMAs will take place on Thursday, April 21, live from the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The seventh annual ceremony will be broadcast on Telemundo starting at 7 p.m. ET with the red-carpet pre-show followed at 8 p.m. ET by the awards show.

Jesse & Joy to Perform at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Jesse & Joy are preparing for the Latin AMAs

The Latin American Music Awards have announced the first round of performers for its 2022 edition, with the Mexican sibling duo – comprised of brother Jesse Huerta and sister Joy Huerta – set to take the stage.

Jesse & JoyJesse & Joy are among a roster of performers that includes The Black Eyed Peas, BozaCalibre 50Chiquis, Esteman, Gerardo Ortiz and Gloria Trevi.

The Latin AMAs will be broadcast on Telemundo from Las Vegas starting at 7:00 p.m. ET with the red-carpet pre-show.

Other acts confirmed to grace the stage include Jhay Cortez, Lit KillahLos Ángeles Azules, María BecerraNicki Nicole, Sofia ReyesOzuna and Tiago PZK.

The awards show kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET live from the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

According to a press release, the forthcoming three-hour event will “pay tribute to today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists” in 26 categories, including favorite video and favorite social artist, selected by a committee of industry professionals who consider the quality, content, creativity and fan engagement.

As it was previously announced, Mexican songstress Lupita D’Alessio will be honored with the Legend Award and Regional Mexican chart-topping artist Christian Nodal will receive the Extraordinary Evolution Award. Nodal is also a five-time nominee at this year’s Latin AMAs.

The 10-time-nominated Bad Bunny leads the list of nominees. The Puerto Rican hitmaker is followed by Jhay Cortez with eight nominations, and Karol G, J Balvin and Rauw Alejandro with seven nods each.

This year’s nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including streaming, sales, airplay and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners MRC Data and Next Big Sound for data covering the periods of February 6, 2021, through January 29, 2022. All Latin AMA categories are determined by fan voting.

To vote for your favorite artists, visit LatinAMAs.com.

Romeo Santos’ “Sin Huellas” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

Romeo Santos has raced back to the top of the charts…

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer has notched his 20th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart as his latest single, “Sus Huellas,” debuts atop the list dated February 26.

Romeo SantosThe bachata track concurrently bows at No. 1 on the Tropical Airplay chart.

It’s just the fourth song to debut at No. 1 in the last five years on Latin Airplay, following Ozuna’s “La Funka” (2021), Lunay, Ozuna and Anuel AA’s “Aventura” (2019) and Santos’ own “Heroe Favorito” (2017).

On Latin Airplay, “Sus Huellas” leads with 9.1 million in audience impressions earned in the week ending February 20, according to MRC Data.

The song was released February 14, the first day of the tracking week, to become the most played song among Latin stations.

It dethrones Sebastian Yatra’s “Tacones Rojos” after its one week in charge.

With 20 total leaders on his account, Santos ties with Wisin, and concurrently extends his record for the most No. 1s among tropical acts. Here’s a recap of the leaderboard on Latin Airplay:

33, J Bavin
32, Enrique Iglesias
26, Ozuna
25, Daddy Yankee
21, Maluma
20, Wisin
20, Romeo Santos
17, Ricky Martin
16, Bad Bunny
15, Carlos Vives

The No. 1 arrival of “Sin Huellas” on Latin Airplay also marks a new triumph for Santos.

He last took over the chart with a No. 1 debut almost five years ago, when “Heroe Favorito” bowed atop the 50-deep tally in 2017.

In between, he’s placed five other No. 1 hits, including the four-week champ “Imitadora” in July 2017.

“Sin Huellas” also becomes Santos’ first No. 1 as a solo act, without an unaccompanied artist, since “Centavito” ruled for one week in December 2018.

As on Latin Airplay, “Sus Huellas” is Santos’ first No. 1 debut on Tropical Airplay since 2017 among a collection of 16 total wins, including two 15-week rulers (“Centavito” in 2018 and “La Mejor Versión de Mi,” with Natti Natasha, in 2019).

Beyond its Latin Airplay and Tropical Airplay coronations, “Sus Huellas” bows at No. 21 on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart (a blend of airplay, digital sales, and streaming data), Santos’ highest start there since “Aullando,” with Wisin & Yandel, arrived at No. 19 in 2019.

The song generated 1.61 million streams in the U.S. in the week ending February 17, after only four days of tracking. It concurrently sold a little under 1,000 downloads, enough for a No. 4 start on Latin Digital Song Sales.

“Sus Huellas,” written by Santos, is the first single from his forthcoming album Formula, Vol. 3.