Natti Natasha to Take Part in Special Motherhood Talk During This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Week

Natti Natasha is opening up about being a new mom…

The 34-year-old Dominican singer and songwriter will be taking part in a special talk entitled “There’s No Hood Like Motherhood” at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Week.

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Returning to Miami in September, the weeklong event unites the top Latin hitmakers, influencers and industry leaders, and features live performances and conversations with superstars.

Natti Natasha will appear alongside Telemundo’s Adamari López for a candid conversation on wellness, babies and superstardom.

The “Antes Que Salga El Sol” singer gave birth to her first child, a baby girl named Vida Isabelle, in May with longtime manager and fiancé Raphy Pina of Pina Records.

Recently announced panels include the “Mano a Mano” panel with Rauw Alejandro and Myke Towers, during which both chart-topping artists will discuss new projects, upcoming tours and the challenges and advantages for the new wave of reggaetón artists; “Making the Hit, Live” masterclass with Lunay and his longtime producers Chris Jedi and Gaby Music; and the “Coming Out Latin” panel with Raymix, Esteman, Erika Vidrio and Johnny Caz of Grupo Firme for an insightful and heartfelt conversation on the challenges and rewards of coming out as a Latin music act.

The star-studded 2021 Latin Music Week lineup — headlined by Daddy Yankee, Karol G and Nicky Jam — also includes participation by Anitta, Elena Rose, Myke Towers, Nicki Nicole, Rauw Alejandro, Esteman, Raymix, Kany García, Tainy and Tini, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2021 Latin Music Week will take place from September 20 to 24 at the Faena Forum in Miami and coincides with the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards broadcasting live via Telemundo on September 23.

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Natti Natasha Releases New Single “Despacio,” Featuring Nicky Jam, Manuel Turizo & Myke Towers

Natti Natasha is taking things slow…

The 33-year-old Dominican singer has joined voices with Nicky JamManuel Turizo and Myke Towers for “Despacio,” her first official single of the year.

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Natasha released “Despacio” and its accompanying video on Monday via Pina Records.

It’s an urban pop song that, according to Natasha, everyone can identify with as the artists sing about enjoying the moment while in love with someone — without feeling the need to rush it, because it can be done despacio.

The song was released alongside a music video directed by Daniel Durán, in which the artists seem to be from another planet.

Natti Natasha Scores Largest Sales Week on the Latin Charts by a Solo Woman in More Than a Year

Natti Natasha’s debut album opens big…

The 32-yar-old Dominican singer and songwriter’sdebut album ilumiNATTI has launched at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart dated March 2, scoring the largest week for a Latin album by a solo woman in more than a year and a half.

Natti Natasha

The 17-song set was released February 15 via Pina Records/Sony Music Latinand opens with 7,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending February 21, according to Nielsen Music

Of that sum, a little over 3,000 were in album sales, while most of the remaining units were generated by streaming activity (equaling 3.9 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s songs during the week).

ilumiNATTIis Natti’s first studio effort and first entry on the tally.

The last album by a woman to post a larger week, in terms of units, was Shakira’s El Dorado, which tallied a little more than 7,000 units at No. 1 on the July 15, 2017-dated list (the set’s fifth week on the chart). One week later, a pair of women teamed up for a larger frame, when Gloria Treviand Alejandra Guzman’s Versus bowed at No. 1 with 8,000 units.

ilumiNATTI’s sales start of 3,000, lands the album a No. 1 bow on the Latin Album Saleschart.

Beyond its Top Latin Albums top 10 start, ilumiNATTIalso bows at No. 3 on the Latin Rhythm Albumschart.

Two songs from the album are generating chart action: “Me Gusta” ascends 30-26 with the Digital Greatest Gainerhonors on the Hot Latin Songschart, which blends airplay, digital sales and streaming data, while “La Mejor Versión de Mi” debuts at No. 41 on the current tracking week.

Daddy Yankee Gathering Latin Music Stars for One-Night Only Concert in LA

Daddy Yankee is bringing out some big guns for his upcoming all-star concert.

The 38-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton singer, songwriter, producer and actor is gathering an A-list squad for a special, one-night only engagement during his King Daddy tour.

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Scheduled to take place on October 17 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, the stellar line-up for Yankee’s concert includes Prince Royce, Yandel, Natalia Jimenez, Arcángel, Plan B and others to be confirmed soon.

Tickets for the concert, produced by Cárdenas Marketing Network, in association with Pina Records and AEG Live, will go on sale Sept. 3 on

Having just trekked across Europe for a 19-date tour, Yankee has a busy two years of touring ahead of him.

His recently announced 60-date joint tour The Kingdom with Don Omar kicks off on December 5 in Puerto Rico and will run for two years.

The partnership also includes a joint album and a TV show for the two reggaeton superstars.

Nicky Jam Signs with Sony/ATV and SESAC Latina

Nicky Jam is taking his music worldwide…

The 34-year-old Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, who is riding high due to his current hit single with Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdón, has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Sony/ATV music publishing, according to Billboard.

Nicky Jam

Nicky Jam, whose real name is Nick Rivera Caminero, has also signed with SESAC Latina for worldwide representation for his public performance rights, on the heels of his signing as an artist with Sony Music Latin in February.

“Nicky Jam is coming into our family of composers at a great time in his career that’s’ reflected by his simultaneous presence in various Billboard lists,” said J.J. Cheng, vice president of SESAC Latin.

“El Perdón” is currently at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay and Hot Latin Songs chart, and Nicky Jam’s “Travesuras” and “Si Tu No Estás” are sitting at No. 8 on Hot Latin Songs and No. 14 on the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart, respectively.

“Nicky is the new generation of entrepreneurial artist who are entering the big leagues through hard work, perseverance, and social media savvy,” said Jorge Mejía, EVP of Sony/ATV for Latin America and U.S. Latin. “We couldn’t be more excited.”

Nicky Jam’s current chart success is a welcome change.

He began his career as a reggaetón act in Puerto Rico together with his friend Daddy Yankee, then branched out solo and signed with indie Pina Records, scoring singles on the Billboard charts in 2005 and 2008.

Then, he disappeared.

Nicky Jam went to live in Colombia and worked for years re-crafting his sound. Last year he resurfaced, with a vengeance.

In July of 2014, “Travesuras,” released on his own label, La Industria, debuted on the Hot Latin Songs chart, peaking at No.4 in December.

Now, 10 years after he first made it onto the Billboard charts, Nicky Jam has finally risen to No. 1 with “El Perdón.”

Plan B to Headline The Best Latino Urbano Concert at Madison Square Garden

If you live in New York City, there’s no need to formulate a Plan B

The Puerto Rican reggaeton duo, consisting of Chencho and Maldy, will headline The Best Latino Urbano concert at Madison Square Garden.

Plan B

Appearances by Daddy Yankee, J Alvarez, Arcangel, Tony Dize, Alexis y Fido, and Dominican artists El Mayor, Secreto and El Alfa have also been announced for the February 6 all-ages show.

Plan B’s August release Love & Sex, on Pina Records, was a major player in the past year’s full-blown reggaeton comeback, bringing the urban beat back after a period in which reggaeton superstars had detoured into dance pop.

Love & Sex, which some fans have deemed as important to the genre as Daddy Yankee’s seminal Barrio Fino, is at No. 4 on the latest Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums chart. Alvarez and Alexis y Fido are among the guests on that album.

Plan B performed for an audience of a reported 16,000 at San Juan’s Coliseo José Miguel Agrelot in November.

Felix Cabrera, who produced Romeo Santos’ two-night run at Yankee Stadium last July, is the promoter of The Best Latino Urbano concert.

Discount presale tickets are currently on sale on Ticketmaster (Code: MEGA).