Peso Pluma Signs with Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Peso Pluma has new representation…

The 24-year-old Mexican singer and musician has signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in all areas.

Peso PlumaPeso Pluma’s debut albumGénesis, won the “Best Música Mexicana Album” award at the 2024 Grammys and landed No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking the highest-charting Mexican music album in the chart’s history.

The album has also garnered a variety of other awards this year, including four iHeartRadio Music Awards and two wins for “Best Album – Regional Mexican” and “Best Collaboration – Regional Mexican” at the 2024 Latin American Music Awards.

In the past year, Peso headed off on a sold-out global tour, became the first Mexican artist to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards and won the “Best New Act” category at the MTV Europe Music Awards last year.

In 2023, Peso’s hit single “Ella Baila Sola” broke records by securing the No. 10 spot on Billboard’s All-Genre Hot 100 list, amassing an impressive 1.2 billion streams.

He currently holds the title of the fifth most-streamed artist globally, boasting over 60 million monthly listeners on Spotify revealing his popularity beyond the Spanish-language market.

Following his performances at Coachella and for Sony Electronics, Peso is gearing up for his North American tour this summer and headlining major festivals such as the Governor’s Ball, Sueños and Baja Beach Fest.

Additionally, his second studio album, Éxodo, is set to release this spring.

Additional accolades include four 2024 Premio Lo Nuestro awards, including “New Artist Male” and “Música Mexicana – Album of the Year.” Further, there were eight triumphs at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, with Peso notably clinching titles like “Artist of the Year, New.” Additionally, he garnered five distinctions at the 2023 Premios Juventud, securing recognitions like “Next Generation Regional Mexican” and “Best Regional Mexican Album.”

Becky G to Co-Host This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Becky G will be spending a lot of time on the Latin AMAs stage…

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress will serve as a co-host alongside Thalia, Alejandra Espinoza and Carlos Ponce at this year’s Latin American Music Awards.

Becky GOther artists set to take center stage during the awards ceremony — which is celebrating the theme We Speak Música — include Feid, Anitta, Manuel Medrano and Oscar Maydon. The first of the four (in addition to Peso Pluma) is the most nominated artist this year, leading with 12 nods.

Feid and Peso, who are up for the artist of the year and album of the year awards, are followed by top nominees Bad Bunny (11), Grupo Frontera (11), Karol G (9), Shakira (9), Eslabon Armado (8) and Fuerza Regida (8).

Meanwhile, three artists will receive a special recognition during the ceremony: Recognized for their notable musical careers, both Banda MS and Ricardo Montaner will be honored with the Latin AMA Legacy Award, and Yandel will be celebrated for his contributions to the Latin urban music scene with the Latin AMA Pioneer Award.

The 2024 Latin American Music Awards will air live at 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, April 25, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas via Univision, UNIMÁS, Galavisión and ViX. 

Here’s a look at this year’s participating celebrities:

AB Quintanilla
Anitta
Arcángel
Banda MS
Becky G
Carin León
Chino Pacas
Dalex
Danny Ocean
Deorro
Dimelo Flow
Farruko
Feid
Gabito Ballesteros
Jay Wheeler
Jennifer Nettles
Justin Quiles
Ky-Mani Marley
Lenny Tavárez
Los 2 De La S
Manuel Medrano
Marc Anthony
Milo Beat
Mora
Morat
Nacho
Noel Schajris
Oscar Maydon
Peso Pluma
Ricardo Montaner
Ryan Castro
Sech
Sergio George
Silvestre Dangond
Thalia
Venesti
Wisin
Yandel
Yng Lvcas
Zhamira Zambrano

Peso Pluma Releases Music Video for DJ Snake-Assisted Track “Teka”

Peso Pluma has slithered his way to a new collaboration…

After premiering the track at Coachella last weekend, the 24-year-old Mexican singer has officially released the new collaborative single, “Teka,” with DJ Snake.

Peso Pluma

Released via Interscope Records, the song blends the styles of both internationally-renowned artists to create a beat you’re bound to hear on a dance floor soon. Or, as Peso Pluma puts it, it’s “gonna rock the discotheque, theque, theque, theque, theque.”

If the massive crowd at the Sahara Tent for DJ Snake’s Coachella set was any indicator, the song is sure to be an upcoming summer staple.

An instant crowd-pleaser, the song has already amassed almost 300,000 plays on Spotify. Now, Peso Pluma and DJ Snake have released the official music video.

The video offers a whole new perspective on the tried-and-true musical “car test.” In the video, directed by Benjamin Mege, DJ Snake and Peso Pluma are listening to the track on the car stereo when they notice tiny people dancing within the vehicle’s speakers. A mini-dancefloor comes alive within its dashboard and everyone gets down, including grandma.

Sleek lighting and cinematography add depth to the video’s lighthearted narrative, with artistic angles complimenting the track. When DJ Snake and Peso Pluma are stopped and asked to take off their sunglasses, they, too, join the dance party within the car’s speaker.

Arcangel to Perform on This Year’s Latin American Music Awards Show

Arcangel is preparing to take to the Latin AMAs stage…

The 38-year-old Dominican American rapper and singer has been added to the performers list for the ninth annual Latin American Music Awards.

ArcángelArcangel appears on the roster of recently added performers that includes Jennifer Nettles, KY-Mani Marley, Mora, Noel Schajris, Sech, Silvestre Dangond and Wisin.

The gala will take place on April 25 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Actors Danny Pino and Michael Mando in addition to superstars Christian Chávez, Eslabon Armado, Joss Favela and Kali Uchis are all set to present awards.

DJ Steve Aoki and Victoria Justice will also make appearances.

This long list of talent joins previously announced performers: Peso Pluma, Farukko, Jay Wheeler, Justin Quiles, DJ Deorro, Yng Lvcas, Gabito Ballesteros, Marc Anthony, Carin León, Chino Pacas, Lenny Tavárez, Milo Beat, Nacho, Sergio George, Venesti and Zhamira Zambrano.

Anthony is set to premiere his new single “Ale Ale,” from his upcoming album Muevense, which is set to be released on April 26. He has won two Latin AMAs, and this year is nominated for best tropical artist and best tropical collaboration for “La Fórmula” with Maluma.

“I am really excited to have the opportunity of presenting the global premiere of my new song ‘Ale, Ale’ on live television at this year’s Latin American Music Awards, and on that same evening release my new studio album Muevense,” said Anthony in a statement. “The Latin AMAs stage has seen many of my firsts and I am ready to introduce this one to audiences everywhere.”

Mexican music’s big year will be well represented at the awards show this year with appearances by bubbling acts including León, Pacas, Ballesteros and Peso, who returns to the Latin AMA stage after making his TV debut there last year.

Peso, along with reggaeton star Feid, is the most nominated artist of the night with 12 recognitions, including nods in coveted categories like artist of the year, new artist of the year, song of the year, album of the year, and collaboration of the year, among others.

Behind Peso and Feid, Bad Bunny and Grupo Frontera lead the nominations list with 11 each. Karol G and Shakira each tout nine nominations, and Eslabon Armado and Fuerza Regida have eight.

There are 27 categories, with a total of 76 nominees that span all musical genres including pop, urban, música Mexicana and tropical.

The awards show will be hosted by Latin pop phenom Thalia, along with presenter Alejandra Espinoza, and singer-songwriter and television personality Carlos Ponce.

The show will broadcast live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Bizarrap Teams Up with Natanael Cano to Release Two-Track “BZRP Music Session #59″

Bizarrap is back with new music featuring a Regional Mexican star…

The 25-year-old Argentine record producer, songwriter, DJ and hitmaker has partnered with Natanael Cano to release two singles.

Bizarrap, Natanael CanoThe 23-year-old Mexican corridos tumbados pioneer and Bizarrap joined forces on “BZRP Music Session #59,” a two-song project officially released on Wednesday, April 3.

The new music is as explosive and raw as previous music sessions recorded by the likes of Residente, Arcángel and Young Miko.

According to a press release, “BZRP Music Session #59” was created following a “spontaneous” Miami meeting between the two artists in 2021, and is powered by Bizarrap’s innovative Argentine trap.

“Now that they know we’re on top, they think we haven’t struggled,” spits Cano in the first track, or chapter one, also being referred to as “Endiamantado.”

Chapter two, or the second song from this release titled “Entre las de 20,” fuses Cano’s corrido tumbado hybrid with synthesizers and Bizarrap’s signature style.

Kicking off with his prickly guitars, Cano sings about outgrowing a relationship; he’s on to bigger and better things. “There’s no trace of what you knew about me/ I told her we broke up, I don’t have time to spend. But I do have money to throw away.”

It’s not the first time Bizarrap teams up with a música mexicana artist.

Last summer, Bizarrap tapped Peso Pluma for “BZRP Music Sessions #55,” which peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart dated June 17.

Cano’s session with Bizarrap follows team-ups with Milo J, Rauw Alejandro and Shakira, the latter being Bizarrap’s most consequential session to date.

The dis track broke a handful of Guinness World Records and, when it dropped, held the title for most streamed Latin track on Spotify in 24 hours (14.4 million streams) and most viewed Latin track on YouTube in 24 hours (63 million views). It also won song of the year at the Latin Grammys.

Peso Pluma Sweeps Regional Mexican Field at iHeartRadio Music Awards

It’s a clean sweep for Peso Pluma

The 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards have been awarded, with the 24-year-old Mexican Grammy-winning singer sweeping all four awards in the Regional Mexican category.

Peso PlumaIn the field, Peso Pluma claimed the awards for Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Regional Mexican Best New Artist, Regional Mexican Album of the Year for Genésis and Regional Mexican Song of the Year for “Ella Baila Sola,” his collaboration with Eslabon Armado.

Karol G, meantime, registered two iHeartRadio Music Awards wins.

The 33-year-old Colombian superstar claimed Latin Pop / Urban Album of the Year for MAÑANA SERÁ BONITO and Latin Pop / Urban Artist of the Year.

Ice Spice claimed the award for Best New Artist (Hip-Hop); Selena Gomez won Best Collaboration for her Rema-collaboration “Calm Down;” Robert Trujillo and Metallica won Rock Album of the Year for 72 Seasons, Shakira won Latin Pop / Urban Song of the Year for Bizarrap-collab “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53;” and Young Miko was named Best New Artist (Latin Pop / Urban).

Here’s a look at the winners:

Innovator Award
Beyoncé

Icon Award
Cher

Landmark Award
Green Day

Song of the Year
“Kill Bill” – SZA

Artist of the Year
Taylor Swift

Duo/Group of the Year
OneRepublic

Best Collaboration
“Calm Down”- Rema & Selena Gomez

Best New Artist (Pop)
Jelly Roll

Pop Song of the Year (New for 2024)
“Flowers”- Miley Cyrus

Pop Artist of the Year (New for 2024)
Taylor Swift

Pop Album of the Year
GUTS – Olivia Rodrigo

Country Song of the Year
“Heart Like A Truck” – Lainey Wilson

Country Album of the Year
One Thing At A Time – Morgan Wallen

Country Artist of the Year
Morgan Wallen

Best New Artist (Country)
Jelly Roll

Hip-Hop Song of the Year
“All My Life”- Lil Durk ft. J. Cole

Hip-Hop Album of the Year
Heroes & Villains – Metro Boomin

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
Drake

Best New Artist (Hip-Hop)
Ice Spice

R&B Song of the Year
“Snooze”- SZA

R&B Album of the Year
SOS – SZA

R&B Artist of the Year
SZA

Best New Artist (R&B)
Victoria Monét

Best African Music Artist
Burna Boy

Alternative Song of the Year
“One More Time”- Blink-182

Alternative Album of the Year
The Record – boygenius

Alternative Artist of the Year
Fall Out Boy

Best New Artist (Alt and Rock)
Noah Kahan

Rock Song of the Year
“Lost” – Linkin Park

Rock Album of the Year
72 Seasons – Metallica

Rock Artist of the Year
Foo Fighters

Dance Song of the Year
“Strangers” – Kenya Grace

Dance Artist of the Year
Tiësto

Latin Pop / Urban Song of the Year
“Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53”- Shakira and Bizarrap

Latin Pop / Urban Album of the Year
MAÑANA SERÁ BONITO – Karol G

Latin Pop / Urban Artist of the Year
Karol G

Best New Artist (Latin Pop / Urban)
Young Miko

Regional Mexican Song of the Year
“Ella Baila Sola” – Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma

Regional Mexican Album of the Year
Genesis – Peso Pluma

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year
Peso Pluma

Best New Artist (Regional Mexican)
Peso Pluma

K-pop Artist of the Year (New for 2024)
Jung Kook

K-pop Song of the Year (New for 2024)
“Cupid (Twin Version)”- FIFTY FIFTY

K-pop Album of the Year
5 Star – Stray Kids – WINNER

Best New Artist (K-pop) (New for 2024)
NewJeans

Producer of the Year
Jack Antonoff

Songwriter of the Year
Ashley Gorley

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
“Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version)”- Taylor Swift

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category
“Seven”- Jung Kook ft. Latto

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category
BTS Army

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category
Gracie Abrams

Favorite Tour Photographer: *Socially Voted Category
Joshua Halling – Louis Tomlinson

Favorite On-Screen (New for 2024): *Socially Voted Category
“j-hope IN THE BOX”

TikTok Bop of the Year: *Socially Voted Category
“Cruel Summer”- Taylor Swift

Favorite Tour Style: *Socially Voted Category
Taylor Swift

Favorite Debut Album (New for 2024): *Socially Voted Category
Layover – V

Feid Earns 12 Latin American Music Awards Nods

Feid has 12 reasons to smile…

Univision has revealed the 2024 Latin American Music Awards nominees, with the 31-year-old Colombian singer tying Mexican star Peso Pluma with 12 nods each.

FeidFeid and Peso Pluma, who are up for the coveted artist of the year and album of the year awards, are followed by top nominees Bad Bunny (11), Grupo Frontera (11), Karol G (9), Shakira (9), Eslabon Armado (8) and Fuerza Regida (8).

Co-hosted by Thalía, Alejandra Espinoza and Carlos Ponce, this year’s awards ceremony will celebrate the theme “We Speak Música” and will air live at 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, April 25 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas via Univision, UNIMÁS, Galavision and ViX.

The 2024 nominations are based on fan interactions across streaming, sales, radio airplay, touring and social media interaction data provided by Billboard and Luminate during the eligibility period (Feb. 11, 2023 to Feb. 24, 2024), according to a press statement.

Fans have until April 1 to vote for their favorite artists here.

Here’s the complete list of nominations:

Artist Of The Year

  1. Bad Bunny
  2. Carin León
  3. Eslabon Armado
  4. Feid
  5. Fuerza Regida
  6. Karol G
  7. Peso Pluma
  8. Rauw Alejandro
  9. Romeo Santos
  10. Shakira

New Artist Of The Year

  1. Bad Gyal
    2. Chino Pacas
    3. Gabito Ballesteros
    4. Majo Aguilar
    5. Peso Pluma
    6. Venesti
    7. Xavi
    8. Yng Lvcas
    9. Young Miko
    10. Zhamira Zambrano

Song Of The Year

  1. “Bailando Bachata” – Chayanne
    2. “El Merengue” – Marshmello & Manuel Turizo
    3. “Ella Baila Sola” – Eslabon Armado & Peso Pluma
    4. “Lala” – Myke Towers
    5. “Según Quién” – Maluma & Carin León
    6. “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” – Bizarrap & Shakira
    7. “Solo Conmigo” – Romeo Santos
    8. “TQG” – Karol G & Shakira
    9. “Un X100to” – Grupo Frontera & Bad Bunny
    10. “Yandel 150” – Yandel & Feid

Album Of The Year

  1. 3MEN2 KBRN– Eladio Carrión
    2. Colmillo De Leche – Carin León
    3. Desvelado – Eslabon Armado
    4. El Comienzo – Grupo Frontera
    5. Feliz Cumpleaños Ferxxo Te Pirateamos El Álbum – Feid
    6. Génesis – Peso Pluma
    7. Mañana Será Bonito – Karol G
    8. Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va A Pasar Mañana – Bad Bunny
    9. Pa Que Hablen – Fuerza Regida
    10. Playa Saturno – Rauw Alejandro

Collaboration Of The Year

  1. “La Bebe Remix” – Yng Lvcas & Peso Pluma
    2. “Según Quién” – Maluma & Carin León
    3. “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” – Bizarrap & Shakira
    4. “Un X100to” – Grupo Frontera & Bad Bunny
    5. “Yandel 150” – Yandel & Feid

Collaboration Crossover Of The Year

  1. “Dientes” – J Balvin, Usher & Dj Khaled
    2. “El Merengue” – Marshmello & Manuel Turizo
    3. “Niña Bonita” – Feid & Sean Paul
    4. “Ojalá” – The Rudeboyz, Maluma & Adam Levine
    5. “Vocation” – Ozuna & David Guetta

Best Crossover Artist

  1. Adam Levine
    2. David Guetta
    3. DJ Khaled
    4. Drake
    5. Marshmello
    6. Rema
    7. Sean Paul
    8. Usher

Streaming Artist Of The Year

  1. Bad Bunny
    2. Eslabon Armado
    3. Feid
    4. Fuerza Regida
    5. Grupo Frontera
    6. Junior H
    7. Karol G
    8. Peso Pluma
    9. Rauw Alejandro
    10. Young Miko

Tour Of The Year

  1. Doble P Tour 2023 – Peso Pluma
    2. Fórmula Vol.3 Tour – Romeo Santos
    3. Luis Miguel Tour 2023 – Luis Miguel
    4. Mañana Será Bonito Tour – Karol G
    5. Soy Rebelde Tour – RBD

Global Latin Artist Of The Year

  1. Bad Bunny
    2. Feid
    3. Fuerza Regida
    4. Grupo Frontera
    5. Junior H
    6. Karol G
    7. Maluma
    8. Peso Pluma
    9. Quevedo
    10. Shakira

Global Latin Song Of The Year

  1. “Classy 101” – Feid & Young Miko
    2. “Ella Baila Sola” – Eslabon Armado & Peso Pluma
    3. “Lala” – Myke Towers
    4. “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” – Bizarrap & Shakira
    5. “Un X100to” – Grupo Frontera & Bad Bunny

Best Duo Or Group – Pop

  1. Camila
    2. Morat
    3. Piso 21
    4. RBD
    5. Reik

Best Artist – Pop

  1. Bizarrap
    2. Enrique Iglesias
    3. Manuel Turizo
    4. Sebastián Yatra
    5. Shakira

Best Album – Pop

  1. Bailemos Otra Vez– Chayanne
    2. Cupido – TINI
    3. Orquídeas – Kali Uchis

Best Song – Pop

  1. “Acróstico” – Shakira
    2. “Beso” – Rosalía & Rauw Alejandro
    3. “Fugitivos” – Camila
    4. “Pasa_je_ro” – Farruko
    5. “Una Noche Sin Pensar” – Sebastián Yatra

Best Artist – Urban

  1. Bad Bunny
    2. Feid
    3. Karol G
    4. Rauw Alejandro
    5. Young Miko

Best Album – Urban

  1. DATA– Tainy
    2. LPM (La Perreo Mixtape) – Yng Lvcas
    3. Mañana Será Bonito – Karol G
    4. Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va A Pasar Mañana – Bad Bunny
    5. Playa Saturno – Rauw Alejandro

Best Song – Urban

  1. “Lala” – Myke Towers
    2. “TQG” – Karol G & Shakira
    3. “Un Cigarillo” – Chencho Corleone
    4. “Where She Goes” – Bad Bunny
    5. “Yandel 150” – Yandel & Feid

Best Collaboration – Urban

  1. “Arranca” – Becky G Ft. Omega
    2. “Borracho y Loco” – Yandel & Myke Towers
    3. “Classy 101” – Feid & Young Miko
    4. “Hey Mor” – Ozuna & Feid
    5. “Me Porto Bonito” – Bad Bunny & Chencho Corleone

Best Artist – Regional Mexican

  1. Carin León
    2. Gabito Ballesteros
    3. Ivan Cornejo
    4. Junior H
    5. Peso Pluma

Best Duo Or Group Regional Mexican

  1. Calibre 50
    2. Eslabon Armado
    3. Fuerza Regida
    4. Grupo Frontera
    5. Los Ángeles Azules

Best Album – Regional Mexican

  1. Desvelado– Eslabon Armado
    2. Colmillo De Leche – Carin León
    3. El Comienzo – Grupo Frontera
    4. Génesis – Peso Pluma
    5. Pa Las Baby’s y Belikeada – Fuerza Regida

Best Song – Regional Mexican

  1. “Di Que Sí” – Grupo Marca Registrada & Grupo Frontera
    2. “Difícil Tu Caso” – Alejandro Fernández
    3. “Dirección Equivocada” – Calibre 50
    4. “Indispensable” – Carin León
    5. “TQM” – Fuerza Regida

Best Collaboration – Regional Mexican

  1. “Bebe Dame” – Fuerza Regida & Grupo Frontera
    2. “El Amor De Su Vida” – Grupo Frontera & Grupo Firme
    3. “Ella Baila Sola” – Eslabon Armado & Peso Pluma
    4. “Pa’ Olvidarme De Tus Besos” – Lenin Ramírez & Banda Ms De Sergio Lizárraga
    5. “Qué Agonía” – Yuridia & Ángela Aguilar

Best Artist – Tropical

  1. Carlos Vives
    2. Luis Figueroa
    3. Marc Anthony
    4. Prince Royce
    5. Romeo Santos

Best Song – Tropical

  1. “Bailando Bachata” – Chayanne
    2. “Bandido” – Luis Figueroa
    3. “La Falta Que Me Haces” – Natti Natasha
    4. “Me Enrd” – Prince Royce
    5. “Solo Conmigo” – Romeo Santos

Best Collaboration – Tropical

  1. “Ambulancia” – Camilo & Camila Cabello
    2. “Asi Es La Vida” – Enrique Iglesias & Maria Becerra
    3. “El Merengue” – Marshmello & Manuel Turizo
    4. “La Fórmula” – Maluma & Marc Anthony
    5. “Si Tú Me Quieres” – Fonseca & Juan Luis Guerra

Karol G & Peso Pluma’s “Qlona” Rises to No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

Karol G and Peso Pluma’s smash collaboration is back atop the charts…

Five months after the 33-year-old Colombian Grammy-winning singer and 24-year-old Mexican Grammy-winning singer’s “Qlona” concluded its fifth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, the collaboration rises 2-1 to lead the Latin Airplay chart dated March 2.

Karol G & Peso Pluma“Qlona” lands at the summit with a 17% gain in audience impressions, to 9.54 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending February 22, according to Luminate.

It ousts Myke Towers’ “La Falda” from the top after one week in charge, dropping 1-2 with a 10% dip in impressions, to 9.5 million.

As “Qlona” reaches the summit in its 23rd week on the list, it wraps the longest journey to the top spot this decade, passing the 22-week trek that two Towers’ songs needed to their reign in 2020: “Bandido,” with Juhn, and “Bésame,” with Luis Fonsi. (The last song to take longer to reach No. 1 was Pedro Capo and Farruko’s “Calma,” which hit the top in its 24th week, on the April 13, 2019 chart.)

With “Qlona” on top, Karol logs the 17th No. 1 in her Latin Airplay career. The new champ arrives five months after her own “Mi Ex Tenía Razón” reigned for two weeks last October.

Peso Pluma, meanwhile, picks up his third, after “Ella Baila Sola,” with Eslabon Armado, ruled for one week last June.

Elsewhere, “Qlona” wins a first term at No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay, marking a 16th win for Karol. It’s the second Latin rhythmic crown for Pluma, after the four-week champ “La Bebe,” with Yng Lvcas, in 2023.

Thanks to its radio haul, “Qlona” rebounds 5-4 on the multimetric Hot Latin Songs chart — which blends airplay, streaming activity, and digital sales — after five weeks in charge.

Gabito Ballesteros Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay Chart with Prince Royce-Collab “Cosas de la Peda”

Gabito Ballesteros is celebrating a Billboard first…

The 24-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter and record producer’s collaboration with Prince Royce, “Cosas De La Peda” rises to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart as their first partnership advances from the runner-up slot to lead the February 24-dated list.

Gabito Ballesteros, Prince RoyceThat translates into a 24th No. 1 for Prince Royce, while Ballesteros scores his first champ on first try.

“Cosas De La Peda,” Mexican slang for “drunken times,” lifts 2-1 on the tropical radio ranking with by a 37% gain in audience impressions, to 6.2 million earned in the U.S. during the February 9-15 tracking week, according to Luminate.

The track trades places with Marc Anthony’s “Punta Cana” which drops 1-2 with an 11% dip in impressions, to 5.2 million.

Prior to its release, “Cosas De La Peda” received its fair share of promotion. The Bronx-born singer premiered the song live for the first time, with Ballesteros, during Calibash festival at the Crypto Arena in Los Angeles on January 12. Plus, a performance on ABC’s Good Morning America followed on January 17.

With “Peda,” Royce collects his 24th No. 1 on Tropical Airplay, continuing with the third-most leaders since the chart’s inception in 1994. Only two soloists stand ahead him: Marc Anthony with 36 No. 1s and Victor Manuelle with 29. Here’s an updated look at the artists with the most No. 1 hits on the almost three-decade-old ranking:

36, Marc Anthony
29, Victor Manuelle
24, Prince Royce
18, Romeo Santos
14, Elvis Crespo
14, Gilberto Santa Rosa
13, Jerry Rivera
12, Juan Luis Guerra 440
11, India

Ballesteros, who seasoned “Peda” with his corridos tumbados flair, lands a first No. 1 on the Tropical Airplay —and on any airplay ranking— thanks to the bachata tumbada. The Mexican producer first landed a No. 1 on a Billboard chart as a producer of the two-week champ “Lady Gaga,” with Peso Pluma and Junior H (last September).

Elsewhere, “Cosas De La Peda” flies 26-11 on the overall Latin Airplay tally. It bests Ballesteros’ previous No. 37 entry with “La Pelinegra,” with La Adictiva, last October.

Cosas De La Peda” is one of 23 songs from Royce’s latest seventh full-length album, Llamada Perdida, released February 16 through Sony Music Latin; it has not entered any Billboard charts yet. The song was produced by Edgar Barrera and Luis Miguel Gómez Castaño, better known as Casta.

Peso Pluma Announces Dates for Arena Trek ‘2024 Exodo Tour’

Peso Pluma is hitting the road…

The 24-year-old Mexican star has revealed the dates for his 2024 Exodo Tour, set to kick off on May 26 at the Sueños Festival in Chicago.

Peso PlumaProduced by Live Nation, the North American leg of the arena trek will include more than 35 shows, with stops in New York, Miami, Dallas, Las Vegas, San Diego and more before wrapping October 11 in Montville, Conn.

According to a press release, fans can expect an “all-new show, inclusive of a fully reimagined set design and setlist” with his live band in tow. Peso’s upcoming trek follows his first-ever tour last year.

His first reported Boxscore was an April 8 concert at the Toyota Center in Ontario, Calif., where he grossed $988K and sold more than 8,000 tickets, according to Billboard Boxscore. He finished the 2023 tracking period with two $2 million shows in Hidalgo, Texas, and Chula Vista, Calif.

His 2023 run landed him at No. 47 in the all-genre Top 100 Tours, grossing a total of $48.8 million across 39 shows, according to Billboard‘s year-end Boxscore charts.

Peso Plu,a’s breakthrough year was marked with 26 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, all of which he entered in 2023 alone. His history-making album Génesis peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 — the highest ranking for a Regional Mexican album — and he most recently won his first Grammy, taking home the gramophone for best música mexicana album (including tejano) for Génesis.

Tickets are set to go on sale Friday, February 23, at 10:00 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com.

Here are the complete list of dates for Peso Pluma’s 2024 Exodo Tour:

May 26 – Chicago, IL – Sueños Festival
May 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
May 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
May 31 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
June 1 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
June 3 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
June 4 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 9 – New York, NY – Governor’s Ball**
June 10 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 12 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
June 21- Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
June 23- Miami, FL – Kaseya Center
June 26- New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
June 28 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
June 30 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
July 17 – San Antonio, TX – Frost Bank Center
July 19 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
July 23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Arena
July 26 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
July 30- Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 31 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Aug. 3 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Aug. 5 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
Aug. 6 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
Aug. 9 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Aug. 10 – Rosarito, MX – Baja Beach Fest
Aug. 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Delta Center
Aug. 13 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Aug. 16 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Aug. 28 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Sept. 7 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center at Fresno State
Sept. 17 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
Sept. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Sept. 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
Oct. 6 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Oct. 9 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Oct. 11 – Montville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena