Bad Bunny Leads Pack of Latin Grammy Nominees with 10 Nods

Bad Bunny is this year’s Latin Grammys darling…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar leads the list of nominees for the 2022 Latin Grammys with 10 nods, including album of the year for his multiple-week Billboard 200-topping Un Verano Sin Ti.

Bad Bunny,The Latin Recording Academy announced the complete list of nominations on Tuesday for their 23rd annual edition of the Latin Grammys which are set to take place November 17 at the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Bad Bunny is closely followed by Mexican songwriter and producer Edgar Barrera, who scored nine nods, including song of the year and best pop song for “Índigo,” which he co-wrote alongside Camilo.

Speaking of Camilo, the Colombian singer-songwriter, who was last year’s big winner, earned six nominations this year.

Other top nominees include Rauw Alejandro and Rosalía with eight nominations (making the Spanish artist the top female nominee this year), and artists such as Christina Aguilera, Jorge Drexler and Tainy with seven.

“At the Latin Recording Academy, we continually strive to support and encourage Latin music creators, and these nominees epitomize musical excellence and represent the great momentum that our music is currently experiencing,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of the Latin Recording Academy. “We are proud to present the nominations with this diverse group of talented artists, who reflect the evolution of our Academy as a modern and relevant institution, and officially kick off the twenty-third season of the Latin Grammy Awards.”

Notably, regional Mexican music is once again left out of the all-important top categories, except for best new artist, where sibling trio Yahritza y Su Esencia are representing the genre with a nomination in that category.

Below, the complete list of nominations for the 2022 Latin Grammys:

Record of the Year
“Pa Mis Muchachas” – Christina Aguilera, Becky G, Nicki Nicole feat. Nathy Peluso
“Castillos De Arena” – Pablo Alborán
“Envolver” – Anitta
“Pa’lla Voy” – Marc Anthony
“Ojitos Lindos” – Bad Bunny & Bomba Estéreo
“Pegao” – Camilo
“Tocarte” – Jorge Drexler & C. Tangana
“Provenza” – Karol G
“Vale La Pena” – Juan Luis Guerra
“La Fama” – Rosalía feat. The Weeknd
“Te Felicito” – Shakira & Rauw Alejandro
“Baloncito Viejo” – Carlos Vives & Camilo

Album of the Year
Aguilera – Christina Aguilera
Pa’lla Voy – Marc Anthony
Un Verano Sin Ti – Bad Bunny
Deja – Bomba Estéreo
Tinta Y Tiempo – Jorge Drexler
Ya No Somos Los Mismos – Elsa y Elmar
Viajante – Fonseca
Motomami (Digital Album) – Rosalía
Sanz – Alejandro SanzDharma – Sebastián Yatra

Song of the Year
“A Veces Bien Y A Veces Mal” ­– Pedro Capo, Ignacio Cibrián, Ricky Martín, Pablo Preciado, Julio Ramírez, Mauricio Rengifo & Andrés Torres, songwriters (Ricky Martin Featuring Reik)

“Agua” – Rauw Alejandro, Emmanuel Anene, David Alberto Macias, Nile Rodgers, Juan Salinas, Oscar Salinas & Daddy Yankee, songwriters (Daddy Yankee, Rauw Alejandro & Nile Rodgers)

“Algo Es Mejor” – Mon Laferte, songwriter (Mon Laferte)

“Baloncito Viejo” – Camilo, Jorge Luis Chacín, Andrés Leal, Martín Velilla & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives & Camilo)

“Besos En La Frente” – Fonseca & Julio Reyes Copello, songwriters (Fonseca)

“Encontrarme” – Carla Morrison, Juan Alejandro Jiménez Pérez & Mario Demian Jiménez Pérez, songwriters (Carla Morrison)

“Hentai” – Larry Gold, Noah Goldstein, Chad Hugo, David Rodríguez, Rosalía, Jacob Sherman, Michael Uzowuru, Pilar Vila Tobella, Dylan Wiggins & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Rosalía)

“Índigo” – Édgar Barrera & Camilo, songwriters (Camilo & Evaluna Montaner)

“Pa Mis Muchachas” – Christina Aguilera, Jorge Luis Chacín, Kat Dahlia, Becky G, Yoel Henríquez, Yasmil Marrufo, Nicki Nicole & Nathy Peluso, songwriters (Christina Aguilera, Nicki Nicole, Becky G Featuring Nathy Peluso)

“Provenza” – Kevyn Mauricio Cruz Moreno, Carolina Giraldo Navarro & Ovy On The Drums, songwriters (Karol G)

“Tacones Rojos” – Juan Jo, Manuel Lara, Manuel Lorente, Pablo & Sebastián Yatra, songwriters (Sebastián Yatra)

“Tocarte” – Jorge Drexler, Pablo Drexler, Víctor Martínez & C. Tangana, songwriters (Jorge Drexler & C. Tangana)

Best New Artist
Angela Álvarez
Sofía Campos
Cande y Paulo
Clarissa
Silvana Estrada
Pol Granch
Nabález
Tiare
Vale
Yahritza y Su Esencia
Nicole Zignago

Field 1 – Pop

Best Pop Vocal Album

YA NO SOMOS LOS MISMOS
Elsa Y Elmar
[Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]

AMOR QUE MERECEMOS
Kany García
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

CLICHÉS
Jesse & Joy
[Warner Music Latina]

EL RENACIMIENTO
Carla Morrison
[Cosmica Artists]

DHARMA
Sebastian Yatra
[Universal Music Latino]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

AGUILERA
Christina Aguilera
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

VIAJANTE
Fonseca
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

FILARMÓNICO 20 AÑOS
Marta Gómez
[Aluna Music]

LA VIDA
Kurt
[Universal Music México]

FRECUENCIA
Sin Bandera
[Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]

Best Pop Song

“BALONCITO VIEJO”
Camilo, Jorge Luis Chacín, Andrés Leal, Martín Velilla & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives & Camilo)
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“BESOS EN LA FRENTE”
Julio Reyes Copello & Fonseca, songwriters (Fonseca)
Track from: Viajante
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“ÍNDIGO”
Édgar Barrera & Camilo, songwriters (Camilo & Evaluna Montaner)
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Hecho A Mano
Music]

“LA GUERRILLA DE LA CONCORDIA”
Jorge Drexler, songwriter (Jorge Drexler)
[Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

“TACONES ROJOS”
Pablo María Rousselon De Croisoeuil, Manuel Lara, Manuel Lorente, Juan Josep Monserrat Riutort &
Sebastián Yatra, songwriters (Sebastian Yatra)
[Universal Music Latino]

Field 2 – Urban

Best Urban Fusion/Performance

“PA MIS MUCHACHAS”
Christina Aguilera, Nicki Nicole, Becky G feat. Nathy Peluso
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“SANTO”
Christina Aguilera & Ozuna
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“VOLVÍ”
Aventura, Bad Bunny
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

“TITI ME PREGUNTO”
Bad Bunny
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

“THIS IS NOT AMERICA”
Residente Featuring Ibeyi
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

Best Reggaeton Performance

“DESESPERADOS”
Rauw Alejandro & Chencho Corleone
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Duars Entertainment, Inc.]

“ENVOLVER”
Anitta
[Warner Music Latina]

“YONAGUNI”
Bad Bunny
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

“NICKY JAM: BZRP MUSIC SESSIONS, VOL. 41”
Bizarrap & Nicky Jam
[Dale Play Records]

“LO SIENTO BB:/”
Tainy, Bad Bunny & Julieta Venegas
[Neon16]

Best Urban Music Album

RESPIRA
Akapellah
[EMI/Universal Music Group México, S.A. de C.V.]

TRAP CAKE VOL. 2
Rauw Alejandro
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Duars Entertainment Corp.]

LOS FAVORITOS 2.5
Arcangel
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

UN VERANO SIN TI
Bad Bunny
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

ANIMAL
Maria Becerra
[300 Entertainment]

Best Rap/Hip Hop Song

“AMOR”
Akapellah, songwriter (Akapellah)
[EMI/Universal Music Group Mexico]

“DANCE CRIP”
Santiago Ruiz, Brian Taylor & Trueno, songwriters
(Trueno)
[Sur Capital Records (por Tierra Agencia SRL )]

“DE MUSEO”
Bad Bunny, songwriter (Bad Bunny)
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

“EL GRAN ROBO, PT.2”
Phanlon Anton Alexander, Geovanny Andrades Andino, Daddy Yankee & Lito Mc Cassidy, songwriters (Lito Mc Cassidy, Daddy Yankee)
[BMG Rights Management (US) LLC]

“FREESTYLE 15”
Farina, songwriter (Farina)
[La Commission]

Best Urban Song

“DESESPERADOS”
Rauw Alejandro, José M. Collazo, Chencho Corleone, Jorge Cedeño Echevarria, Luis Jonuel González, Eric Pérez Rovira, Jorge E. Pizarro Ruiz & Nino Karlo Segarra, songwriters (Rauw Alejandro & Chencho Corleone)
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Duars Entertainment, Inc.]

“LO SIENTO BB:/”
Bad Bunny, Tainy & Julieta Venegas, songwriters (Tainy, Bad Bunny & Julieta Venegas)
[Neon16/Interscope Records]

“MAMIII”
Luis Miguel Gomez Castaño, Becky G, Karol G, Ovy on the Drums, Justin Quiles, Elena Rose & Daniel Uribe, songwriters (Becky G & Karol G)
[Kemosabe Records/RCA Records]

“OJOS ROJOS”
Samantha M. Cámara, Nicky Jam, Vicente Jiménez, Dallas James Koehlke, Manuel Larrad & Juan Diego Medina Vélez, songwriters (Nicky Jam)
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“TITI ME PREGUNTO”
Bad Bunny, songwriter (Bad Bunny)
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

Field 3 – Rock

Best Rock Album

MOJIGATA
Marilina Bertoldi
[Pelo Music S.A.]

UNAS VACACIONES RARAS
Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado
[Nacional Records]

CADA VEZ CADÁVER
Fito y Fitipaldis
[Warner Music Spain]

1021
La Gusana Ciega
[Naranjada Records – ONErpm]

RPDF
Wiplash
[Virgin Music Mexico/Rebeleon/Nakama]

Best Rock Song

“DÍA MIL”
Eruca Sativa, songwriter (Eruca Sativa)
[RCA Victor/Sony Music Entertainment Argentina S.A.]

“ESPERANDO UNA SEÑAL”
Bunbury, songwriter (Bunbury)
[Servidor De Nadie/Warner Music Spain]

“FINISTERRE”
Juan Manuel Latorre, songwriter (Vetusta Morla)
[Pequeño Salto Mortal /Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

“LO MEJOR DE NUESTRAS VIDAS”
Fito Paez, songwriter (Fito Paez)
[RCA Victor/Sony Music Entertainment Argentina S.A.]

“NO OLVIDAMOS”
Molotov, songwriters (Molotov)
[Warner Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V.]

“QUE SE MEJOREN”
WOS & Facundo Yalve, songwriters (WOS)
[Doguito Records]

Best Pop/Rock Album

TRINCHERA
Babasónicos
[Popart Discos]

MONSTRUOS
Bruses
[Worldwide Records]

LA DIRECCIÓN
Conociendo Rusia
[Geiser Discos]

LOS AÑOS SALVAJES
Fito Paez
[RCA Victor/Sony Music Entertainment Argentina S.A.]

CABLE A TIERRA
Vetusta Morla
[Pequeño Salto Mortal/Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

Best Pop/Rock Song

“ARRANCARMELO”
WOS & Facundo Yalve, songwriters (WOS)
[Doguito Records]

“BABEL”
Fito Páez & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives & Fito Páez)
Track from: Cumbiana Ii
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“BYE BYE”
Diego Castellano, Adrian Dargelos & Gustavo Torres, songwriters (Babasónicos)
[Popart Discos]

“DISFRAZ”
Felicitas Colina & Conociendo Rusia, songwriters
(Conociendo Rusia)
[Geiser Discos]

“QUÉ VOY A HACER CONMIGO???”
Bruses, Elsa y Elmar & Alan Saucedo, songwriters (Elsa y Elmar y Bruses)
[Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]

Field 4 – Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

THE SACRED LEAF
Afro-Andean Funk
[Just Play]

KICK II
Arca
[XL Recordings]

DEJA
Bomba Estéreo
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

EL DISKO
CA7RIEL
[Clix]

MOTOMAMI (DIGITAL ALBUM)
Rosalía
[Columbia Records]

Best Alternative Song

“BAD BITCH”
Ca7riel & Tomas Sainz, songwriters (CA7RIEL)
[Clix]

“00:00”
Alejandro Pérez, Siddhartha & Rul Velázquez, songwriters (Siddhartha)
[Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]

“CONEXIÓN TOTAL”
Yemi Alade, Carles Campi Campón, José Castillo, Jeff Peñalva, Liliana Saumet & Magdelys Savigne, songwriters (Bomba Estéreo & Yemi Alade)
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“CULPA”
Ricardo Mollo, Omar Varela, WOS & Facundo Yalve, songwriters (WOS Featuring Ricardo Mollo)
Track from: Oscuro Extasis
[Doguito Records]

“EL DÍA QUE ESTRENASTE EL MUNDO”
Jorge Drexler, songwriter (Jorge Drexler)
[Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

“HENTAI”
Larry Gold, Noah Goldstein, Chad Hugo, Rosalía, David Rodríguez, Jacob Sherman, Michael Uzowuru, Pilar Vila Tobella, Dylan Wiggins & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Rosalía)
[Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment]

Field 5 – Tropical

Best Salsa Album

SERÁ QUE SE ACABÓ
Alexander Abreu y Havana D’Primera
[Páfata & Unicornio]

PA’LLA VOY
Marc Anthony
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

LUIS FIGUEROA
Luis Figueroa
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Magnus Media]

Y TE LO DICE…
Luisito Ayala y La Puerto Rican Power
[Musical Productions]

LADO A LADO B
Víctor Manuelle
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album

CLÁSICOS DE MI CUMBIA
Checo Acosta
[Checumbia Producciones/ Believe Music]

FELIZ ANIVERSARIO
Jean Carlos Centeno y Ronal Urbina
[Onerpm]

QUIERO VERTE FELIZ
La Santa Cecilia
[Rebeleon Ent / Virgin Music US Latin]

EL DE SIEMPRE
Felipe Peláez
[Arte Producciones]

YO SOY COLOMBIA
Zona 8 R & Rolando Ochoa
[Independiente]

Best Merengue/Bachata Album

ESTE SOY YO
Hector Acosta El Torito
[La Oreja Media Group, Inc.]

MULTITUDES
Elvis Crespo
[Flash Music]

ENTRE MAR Y PALMERAS
Juan Luis Guerra
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

RESISTIRÁ
Milly Quezada
[La Oreja Media Group, Inc.]

TAÑÓN PAL’ COMBO ES LO QUE HAY
Olga Tañón
[Opcion 1 Entertainment, LLC]

Best Traditional Tropical Album

CAFÉ CON CARIÑO
Renesito Avich
[My Cuban Music LLC]

CHABUCO DESDE EL TEATRO COLÓN DE BOGOTA
Chabuco
[Marmaz Records]

GONZALO RUBALCABA Y AYMÉE NUVIOLA LIVE
IN MARCIAC
Gonzalo Rubalcaba y Aymée Nuviola
[5 Passion Records]

GRAN COMBO PA´ RATO
Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro
[Bis Music]

CANTEN
Leoni Torres
[Puntilla Music]

Best Contemporary Tropical Album

EL MUNDO ESTÁ LOCO
Jorge Luis Chacín
[Dnr Music]

DE MENOR A MAYOR
Gente De Zona
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Magnus Media
LLC]

ALL INCLUSIVE
Marissa Mur
[Independiente]

TROPICO
Pavel Nuñez
[La Oreja Media Group, Inc.]

CUMBIANA II
Carlos Vives
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

Best Tropical Song

“AGÜITA E COCO”
Mario Cáceres, Jorge Luis Chacín, Kany García, Richi López & Yasmil Marrufo, songwriters (Kany García)
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“EL MALECÓN VIO EL FINAL”
Jorge Luis Piloto, songwriter (Amaury Gutiérrez)
[Sinfonic LLC]

“EL PARRANDERO (MASTERS EN PARRANDA)”
Juan Botero, Miguel Henao, Alvaro Negret, Santiago Restrepo, Joaquin Rodríguez, Juan José Roesel, Sin Ánimo De Lucro, José Nicolás Urdinola, Juan “One” Sebastián Valencia & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives, Sin Ánimo De Lucro, JBot & Tuti)
[Gaira Musica Local/Wk Records/Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“FIESTA CONTIGO”
Luis Figueroa & Yoel Henríquez, songwriters (Luis Figueroa)
Track from: Luis Figueroa
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Magnus Media]

“MALA”
Marc Anthony & Álvaro Lenier Mesa, songwriters
(Marc Anthony)
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

Field 6 – Singer-Songwriter

Best Singer-Songwriter Album

MALVADISCO
Caloncho
[Universal Music México]

TINTA Y TIEMPO
Jorge Drexler
[Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

AGENDAS VENCIDAS
El David Aguilar
[EMI/Universal Music México S.A. de C.V]

MARCHITA
Silvana Estrada
[Glassnote / Altafonte / Mediaisla]

EN LO QUE LLEGA LA PRIMAVERA
Alex Ferreira
[Mediaisla]

EL VIAJE
Pedro Guerra
[Altafonte]

Field 7 – Regional-Mexican

Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album

MEXICANA ENAMORADA
Ángela Aguilar
[Machin Records]

MI HERENCIA, MI SANGRE
Majo Aguilar
[Fonovisa/Universal Music Group México, S.A. de C.V.]

40 ANIVERSARIO EMBAJADORES DEL MARIACHI
MARIACHI SOL DE MÉXICO DE JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ
Mariachi Sol de Mexico de José Hernández
[Serenata Records]

EP #1 FORAJIDO
Christian Nodal
[Producciones Ladon, S.A. de C.V./Sony Music Entertainment México S.A. de C.V.]

QUÉ GANAS DE VERTE (DELUXE)
Marco Antonio Solís
[Marbella Music, Inc]

Best Banda Album

ESTA VIDA ES MUY BONITA
Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga
[Fonovisa/UMG Recordings, Inc.]

VA DE NUEVO
Banda Fortuna
[Fonovisa/Brava Entertainment]

ME SIENTO A TODO DAR
Banda Los Recoditos
[Fonovisa/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]

SIN MIEDO AL ÉXITO (DELUXE)
Banda Los Sebastianes
[Fonovisa/Universal Music Group México, S.A. de C.V.]

ABEJA REINA
Chiquis
[Fonovisa/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]

Best Tejano Album

DESPRECIADO
El Plan
[Segura Music]

CAMINO AL PROGRESO
Grupo Alamo
[Ro’ Records]

UNA ILUSIÓN
Isabel Marie
[Isabel Marie/Penfo Music, LLC]

DIME CÓMO SE SIENTE
Destiny Navaira
[UNIMUSIK]

PARA QUE BAILE MI PUEBLO
Bobby Pulido
[Bobby Pulido Inc.]

Best Norteño Album

BIENVENIDA LA VIDA
Bronco
[Quetono Music]

LA REUNIÓN (DELUXE)
Los Tigres Del Norte
[Fonovisa/RMS Music Group, Inc./UMG Recordings, Inc.]

CORRIDOS FELONES (SERIE 35)
Los Tucanes De Tijuana
[Master Q Music, Inc.]

ESTAS SE ACOMPAÑAN CON CERVEZA
Pesado
[Pesado]

OBSESSED
Yahritza y Su Esencia
[Lumbre Music, Inc.]

Best Regional Song

“AHÍ DONDE ME VEN”
Gussy Lau, songwriter (Ángela Aguilar)
[ONErpm – Machin Records]

“CADA QUIEN”
Edgar Barrera, Eduin Caz, Nathan Galante, Maluma & Horacio Palencia, songwriters (Grupo Firme y Maluma)
[Music VIP Entertainment Inc]

“CHALE”
Eden Muñoz, songwriter (Eden Muñoz)
[Lizos Music]

“COMO LO HICE YO”
Edgar Barrera, Carin León & Matisse, songwriters
(Matisse, Carin León)
[Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]

“CUANDO ME DÉ LA GANA”
Christina Aguilera, Rafael Arcaute, Jorge Luis Chacín, Kat Dahlia, Yoel Henríquez, Yasmil Marrufo & Federico Vindver, songwriters (Christina Aguilera & Christian Nodal)
Track from: Aguilera
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“NUNCA TE VOY A OLVIDAR”
Mireya & Roman Rojas, songwriters (Mireya Featuring Flor de Toloache, Roman Rojas & Jorge Glem)
[Mireya Ramos]

“VIVO EN EL 6”
Edgar Barrera, Eden Muñoz & Christian Nodal, songwriters (Christian Nodal)
[Producciones Ladon, S.A de C.V./Christian Nodal Bajo Distribución en Exclusiva por Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]

Field 8 – Instrumental

Best Instrumental Album

BACK TO 4
C4 Trío
[GroundUP Music]

GERRY WEIL SINFÓNICO
Gerry Weil & Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar
[Go & Flow Project]

OFRENDA
Grupo Raíces De Venezuela
[Independiente]

MAXIXE SAMBA GROOVE
Hamilton De Holanda
[Brasilianos]

ELLA
Daniela Padrón & Glenda Del E
[Oleta Music]

Field 9 – Traditional

Best Folk Album

LA TIERRA LLORA
Paulina Aguirre
[Mucho Fruto Music]

QUÉDATE EN CASA
Eva Ayllón
[Sway Music]

FLOR Y RAÍZ
Pedro Aznar
[Distribuidora Belgrano Norte S.R.L.]

PALABRAS URGENTES
Susana Baca
[Pregón Producciones | Real World Records Ltd]

UN CANTO POR MÉXICO – EL MUSICAL
Natalia Lafourcade
[Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]

BENDICIONES
Sandra Mihanovich
[Sandra Mihanovich]

ANCESTROS SINFÓNICO
Sintesis, X Alfonso y Eme Alfonso
[Facmusic Y El Cerrito Records]

Best Tango Album

HORACIO SALGÁN PIANO TRANSCRIPTIONS
Pablo Estigarribia
[Independiente]

ALMA VIEJA
Los Tangueros Del Oeste
[Avantango Records]

TANGO
Ricardo Montaner
[Hecho A Mano Music]

MILONGUERO
Pablo Motta Ensamble feat. Franco Luciani
[MAMP Songs]

TANGO DE NUEVOS AYRES
Mariana Quinteros
[Acqua Records]

SPINETTANGO
Spinettango
[Nacional Records]

Best Flamenco Album

ORGÁNICA
Carmen Doorá
[Borderline Music]

LIBRES
Las Migas
[Las Migas Music]

LEO
Estrella Morente
[Concert Music Entertainment SLU]

EL CANTE
Kiki Morente
[Universal Music Spain, S.L.U./Universal Classics & Jazz]

RANCHERA FLAMENCA
María Toledo
[María Toledo]

Field 10 – Jazz

Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album

JOBIM FOREVER
Antonio Adolfo
[AAM Music]

#CUBANAMERICAN
Martin Bejerano
[Figgland Records]

CHABEM
Chano Domínguez, Rubem Dantas & Hamilton De Holanda
[Altafonte]

MIRROR MIRROR
Eliane Elias, Chick Corea, Chucho Valdés
[Candid Records]

Field 11 – Christian

Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)

YA LLEGÓ LA PRIMAVERA
Aroddy
[Expo Compositores Music]

ALFA Y OMEGA
Athenas
[Athenas]

¿QUIÉN DIJO MIEDO? (LIVE)
Gilberto Daza
[Creation Music Group]

¿CÓMO ME VES?
Jesús Adrián Romero
[Vástago Producciones]

VIVIRÉ
Marcos Witt
[CanZion]

Best Portuguese Language Christian Album

O SAMBA E O AMOR
Antonio Cirilo
[Sonora Digital]

ANTES DA TERAPIA
Asaph
[Sony Music Entertainment Brasil]

EPIFANIA
Clovis
[Som Livre]

ÉS TUDO
Bruna Karla
[MK Music]

LABORATÓRIO DO GROOVE
Eli Soares
[Universal Music]

Field 12 – Portuguese Language

Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album

SIM SIM SIM
Bala Desejo
[Coala Records]

PRA GENTE ACORDAR
Gilsons
[Xirê Produções e Eventos Ltda.]

PIRATA
Jão
[Universal Music]

DE PRIMEIRA
Marina Sena
[Marina Sena]

DOCE 22
Luísa Sonza
[Universal Music]

Best Portuguese Language Rock or Alternative Album

QVVJFA?
Baco Exu Do Blues
[999]

O FUTURO PERTENCE À … JOVEM GUARDA
Erasmo Carlos
[Som Livre]

SOBRE VIVER
Criolo
[Oloko Records / Altafonte]

MEMÓRIAS (DE ONDE EU NUNCA FUI)
Lagum
[Sony Music]

DELTA ESTÁCIO BLUES
Juçara Marçal
[QTV]

Best Samba/Pagode Album

BONS VENTOS
Nego Alvaro
[Sony Music Brasil]

MISTURA HOMOGÊNEA
Martinho Da Vila
[Sony Music Brasil]

DESENGAIOLA
Alfredo Del-Penho, João Cavalcanti, Moyseis Marques e Pedro Miranda
[Som Livre/MPB]

NUMANICE #2
LUDMILLA
[Warner Music Brasil Ltda.]

CÉU LILÁS
Péricles
[ONErpm]

Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album

POMARES
Chico Chico
[Selim De Música]

SÍNTESE DO LANCE
João Donato e Jards Macalé
[Rocinante]

INDIGO BORBOLETA ANIL
Liniker
[Altafonte]

NU COM A MINHA MÚSICA
Ney Matogrosso
[Sony Music Entertainment Brasil Ltda.]

PORTAS
Marisa Monte
[Sony Music Brasil]

MEU COCO
Caetano Veloso
[Sony Music Brasil]

Best Sertaneja Music Album

CHITÃOZINHO & XORORÓ LEGADO
Chitãozinho & Xororó
[Onerpm]

AGROPOC
Gabeu
[Independente]

EXPECTATIVA X REALIDADE
Matheus & Kauan
[Universal Music]

PATROAS 35%
Marília Mendonça, Maiara & Maraísa
[Som Livre]

NATURAL
Lauana Prado
[Universal Music]

Best Portuguese Language Roots Album

AFROCANTO DAS NAÇÕES
Mateus Aleluia
[Sanzala Cultural / Altafonte]

NA ESTRADA – AO VIVO
Banda Pau E Corda feat. Quinteto Violado
[Biscoito Fino]

REMELEXO BOM
Luiz Caldas
[ONErpm]

BELO CHICO
Targino Gondim, Nilton Freittas, Roberto Malvezzi
[ONErpm]

SENHORA DAS FOLHAS
Áurea Martins
[Sarapuí Produções]

ORÍKI
Iara Rennó
[Dobra Discos / Altafonte]

SENHORA ESTRADA
Alceu Valença
[Deck]

Best Portuguese Language Song

“BABY 95”
Liniker, Mahmundi, Tássia Reis & Tulipa Ruiz, songwriters (Liniker)
[Altafonte]

“IDIOTA”
Jão, Pedro Tófani & Zebu, songwriters (Jão)
Track from: Pirata
[Universal Music]

“ME CORTE NA BOCA DO CÉU A MORTE NÃO PEDE PERDÃO”
Criolo & Tropkillaz, songwriters (Criolo Featuring Milton Nascimento)
Track from: Sobre Viver
[Oloko Records/Altafonte]

“MEU COCO”
Caetano Veloso, songwriter (Caetano Veloso)
Track from: Meu Coco
[Sony Music Brasil]

“POR SUPUESTO”
Iuri Rio Branco & Marina Sena, songwriters (Marina Sena)
[Marina Sena]

“VENTO SARDO”
Jorge Drexler & Marisa Monte, songwriters (Marisa Monte Featuring Jorge Drexler)
Track from: Portas
[Sony Music Brasil]

Field 13 – Children’s

Best Latin Children’s Album

MARAKEI
Claraluna
[Claraluna Taller Artístico Ltda.]

DANILO & CHAPIS, VOL. 2
Danilo & Chapis
[Moon Moosic Records]

TARDE DE JUEGOS
Mi Casa Es Tu Casa
[Mi Casa Es Tu Casa]

LA SINFONÍA DE LOS BICHOS RAROS
Puerto Candelaria
[Merlín Producciones]

A LA FIESTA DE LA MÚSICA VAMOS TODOS
Sophia
[NB Music]

Field 14 – Classical

Best Classical Album

BRUJOS
Orquesta Sinfónica De Heredia; Eddie Mora, conductor; Eddie Mora, album producer
[Independiente]

EL RUIDO DEL AGUA
Eddie Mora; Carlos Chaves & Eddie Mora, album producers
[Independiente]

ERIKA RIBEIRO – ÍGOR STRAVINSKY, SOFIA
GUBAIDÚLINA E HERMETO PASCOAL
Erika Ribeiro; Sylvio Fraga & Bernardo Ramos, album producers
[Rocinante]

LEGADO
Berta Rojas; Sebastián Henríquez, album producer
[OnMusic Recordings]

VILLA-LOBOS: COMPLETE VIOLIN SONATAS
Emmanuele Baldini, Pablo Rossi & Heitor Villa-Lobos
[Naxos]

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

“ADAGIO FOR STRINGS, A MOTHER’S LOVE”
Juan Arboleda, composer (Juan Arboleda)
[South Mountain Music]

“ANIDO’S PORTRAIT: I. CHACARERA”
Sergio Assad, composer (Berta Rojas)
Track from: Legado
[OnMusic Recordings]

“AURORA”
Jimmy López Bellido, composer (Houston Symphony Orchestra Featuring Andrés Orozco-Estrada (Conductor) & Leticia Moreno (Soloist))
Track from: Jimmy López Bellido: Aurora & Ad Astra
[Pentatone]

“CANAUÊ, FOR ORCHESTRA”
Dimitri Cervo, composer (Dimitri Cervo)
Track from: Ospa E Convidados
[Orquestra Sinfônica De Porto Alegre]

“CUATRO HAIKUS”
Eddie Mora, composer (Orquesta Sinfónica De Heredia feat. José Arturo Chacón)
Track from: Brujos
[Independiente]

Best Arrangement

“LLÉVATELA”
Rosino Serrano, arranger (Armando Manzanero – Eje Ejecutantes de México)
Track from: Los Músicos Rinden Homenaje A Armando Manzanero
[EJE Ejecutantes De México]

“SON DE LA LOMA”
Daniel Barón & Henry Villalobos, arrangers (Dani Barón)
[Dani Barón]

“ADORO”
Marco Godoy, arranger (Alondra De La Parra & Buika)
Track from: Olé México Gnp
[Elekin Records]

“CUCURRUCUCÚ PALOMA”
Paul Rubinstein, arranger (Alondra De La Parra & Pitingo)
[Elekin Records]

“EL PLAN MAESTRO”
Fernando Velázquez, arranger (Jorge Drexler)
Track from: Tinta Y Tiempo
[Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

Field 16 – Recording Package

Best Recording Package

ANCESTRAS
Isaura Angulo, Carlos Dussán, Karen Flores, Manuel Garcia-Orozco, Juliana Jaramillo, Ledania & Lido Pimienta, art directors (Petrona Martinez)
[Chaco World Music]

BAILAORA – MIS PIES SON MI VOZ
Pedro Fajardo & Siudy Garrido, art directors (Siudy Garrido feat. Ismael Fernandez, Manuel Gago, Jose Luis Rodriguez & Adolfo Herrera)
[Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater, Inc.]

CUANDO TE MUERDES EL LABIO (EDICIÓN CERÁMICA)
Boa Mistura, art director (Leiva)
[Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

FEIRA LIVRE
Carlos Bauer, art director (Bananeira Brass Band)
[Dorsal Musik]

MOTOMAMI (DIGITAL ALBUM)
Ferran Echegaray, Viktor Hammarberg, Rosalía, Daniel Sannwald & Pili Vila, art directors (Rosalía)
[Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment]

Field 17 – Production

DENTRO DA MATRIX
Cesar J. De Cisneros & Érico Moreira, engineers; Érico Moreira, mixer; Felipe Tichauer, mastering engineer (Érico Moreira)
[Érico Moreira]

INDIGO BORBOLETA ANIL
Zé Nigro & Gustavo Ruiz, engineers; João Milliet & Rodrigo Sanches, mixers; Felipe Tichauer, mastering engineer (Liniker)
[Altafonte]

JOBIM FOREVER
Marcelo Saboia, engineer; Marcelo Saboia, mixer; Andre Dias, mastering engineer (Antonio Adolfo)
[Aam Music]

MOTOMAMI (DIGITAL ALBUM)
Chris Gehringer, engineer; Jeremie Inhaber, Manny Marroquin, Zach Peraya & Anthony Vilchis, mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer (Rosalía)
[Columbia Records]

YA NO SOMOS LOS MISMOS
Julián Bernal, Nico Cotton, Carlitos González, Alberto Hernández, Michel Kuri, Malay, Felipe Mejía, Jv Olivier, Juan Sebastián Parra, Alejandro García Partida & Alan Saucedo, engineers; Julián Bernal, Mikaelin Bluespruce, Raúl López, Lewis Pickett & Harold Sanders, mixers; Julián Bernal & Dave Kutch, mastering engineers (Elsa y Elmar)
[Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V]

Producer of the Year

Edgar Barrera

Eduardo Cabra

Nico Cotton

Julio Reyes Copello

Tainy

Best Short Form Music Video

“MIA”
Cami
Nuno Gomes, video director; Mona Moreno Fernández & Ada Odreman, video producers
[Rabbit House]

“THIS IS NOT AMERICA”
Residente Feat. Ibeyi Featuring Lisa-Kaindé Diaz & Naomi Diaz
Greg Ohrel, video director; Jason Cole, video producer
[Doomsday Entertainment]

“A CARTA CABAL”
Guitarricadelafuente
Pau Carrete, video director; Vivir Rodando, video producer
[Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

“HENTAI (OFFICIAL VIDEO)”
Rosalía
Mitch Ryan, video director; Harrison Corwin & Patrick
Donovan, video producers
[Shotclock]

“NADIE”
Sin Bandera
Hernán Corera & Juan Piczman, video directors; Sonti Charnas, Luca Macome, Balisario Saravia & Juan Saravia, video producers
[Mama Hungara]

“TOCARTE”
Jorge Drexler feat. C. Tangana
Joana Colomar, video director; Zissou, video producer
[Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

Best Long Form Music Video

BAILAORA – MIS PIES SON MI VOZ
Siudy Garrido
Pablo Croce, video director; Pablo Croce, Siudy Garrido, Adrienne Arhst Center, video producer
[Pablo Croce Productions]

HASTA LA RAÍZ: EL DOCUMENTAL
Natalia Lafourcade
Bruno Bancalari & Juan Pablo López-Fonseca, video directors; Juan Pablo López-Fonseca, video producer
[Casa Elefante]

MOTOMAMI (ROSALÍA TIKTOK LIVE PERFORMANCE)
Rosalía
Ferrán Echegaray, Rosalía & Stillz, video directors
[Columbia Records]

ROMEO SANTOS: KING OF BACHATA (DOCUMENTARY)
Romeo Santos
Devin Amar & Charles Todd, video directors; Katherine Aquino, Ned Doyle, Raphael Estrella, Sheira Rees-Davies, Amaury Rodríguez & James Rothman, video producers
[Scheme Engine]

MATRIA
Vetusta Morla
Patrick Nnot, video director; Vetusta Morla, video producer
[Pequeño Salto Mortal. Editado Y Distribuido Bajo L]

 

Robert Trujillo & His Metallica Band Mates to Host Helping Hands Benefit Concert for Third Year

Robert Trujillo is offering a helping hand 

The 57-year-old half-Mexican American musician and his Metallica band mates are bringing their Helping Hands benefit concert back for a third year, the band has announced.

MetallicaOn behalf of the rockers’ All Within My Hands foundation, the 2022 edition of the Helping Hands Concert and Auction will make its Southern California debut on December 16, when Metallica will hit the stage at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater with a number of yet-to-be-revealed special guests.

Tickets for the special event will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, September 23 at 10:00 am local time. Customers will have two-ticket limit per person — with 100 percent of proceeds going directly to Metallica’s non-profit organization, which aims to create “sustainable communities by tackling issues including hunger and workforce education.”

The band’s last Helping Hands Concert and Auction took place in November 2020 with a livestream that ultimately raised more than $1.8 million for work with partners including Feeding America, the American Association of Community Colleges and a number of COVID-19 and disaster-relief funds.

For more information on the upcoming concert as well as access to two different pre-sales, visit the event’s AXS site.

This weekend, Metallica is headed to New York City to headline the 10th annual Global Citizen Festival along with the likes of Mariah Carey, the Jonas Brothers, Charlie Puth, Måneskin, Rosalía and Mickey Guyton and host Priyanka Chopra. A parallel show will also take place in Accra, Ghana, featuring Usher, Stormzy, H.E.R., Tems, Uncle Waffles and others to commemorate the 65th anniversary of Ghana’s independence and the 20th anniversary of the African Union.

Rosalia to Perform at This Year’s Global Citizen Festival

Rosalia is taking the global stage…

The 29-year-old Spanish singer and songwriter will take part in this year’s Global Citizen Festival, which is set for Saturday, September 24 with twin shows in New York City and Accra, Ghana.

RosaliaRosalia will be part of the U.S. leg alongside Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, Måneskin, Mariah Carey and Mickey Guyton.

Other New York City performers include Angélique Kidjo and Billy Porter.

Bollywood star and Global Citizen ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas will host Global Citizen Festival: NYC, to be staged in Central Park.

For its 10th anniversary edition, Global Citizen expands its program with a show at Ghana’s Black Star Square, featuring performances by Usher, SZA, Stormzy, Gyakie, H.E.R., Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Tems, and Uncle Waffles.

That show will mark the 65th anniversary of Ghana’s independence and the 20th anniversary of the African Union.

The annual concert-with-a-cause will call on world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly and ahead of the G20 and COP27 this November to invest in the future, and to end global hunger.

The international advocacy organization and its supporters want to action, not words.

Among its list of requests, an investment of $600 million into the future of women and girls; close the annual $10 billion climate financing shortfall; $500 million to help African farmers respond to the global food crisis; and provide urgent relief from crushing debts to end extreme poverty.

The health crisis has pushed nearly 100 million more people into extreme poverty and is “reversing recent trends of shrinking inequality, leading to the loss of at least three years of progress,” reads a statement. “Without urgent action now this backsliding will only worsen.”

Also, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has “aggravated the situation further, with as many as 323 million people now facing acute hunger, and 1.2 billion people now live in nations experiencing a perfect storm of food, energy, and financial crises. If we don’t take action now, as many as 200 million more people may be plunged into extreme poverty by November.”

The 2022 Global Citizen Festival will be broadcast and streamed on ABC, ABC News Live, FX, Hulu, iHeartRadio, TimesLIVE, Twitter, YouTube, and more.

ABC will also broadcast a primetime special Global Citizen Festival: Take Action NOW, on Sunday, September 25 at 7:00 pm ET. Additional tune-in details will follow in the weeks ahead.

Tickets to the festivals are free and can be earned by downloading the Global Citizen app or visiting www.globalcitizen.org to participate in its campaigns.

For each “action” taken, users earn points that can be redeemed for tickets.

More performers and special guests will be announced in due course.

J Balvin Reclaims Crown as Artist with Most Videos in YouTube’s Billion Views Club

J Balvin is YouTube’s ’s Billion baller…

The 37-year-old Colombian singer’s “Ritmo (Bad Boys for Life)” music video in collaboration with Black Eyed Peas has surpassed 1 billion views, officially making him the artist with the most videos in YouTube’s Billion Views Club once again, according to the video platform.

J Balvin“Ritmo,” which was released on October 11, 2019, on YouTube, marks Balvin’s 12th entry as a lead, featured artist or collaborator. Prior to reclaiming the crown this week, Balvin was tied with Justin Bieber with 11 music videos each with a billion views.

In 2016, he became the first Latin urban artist to reach 10 digits with a video on the platform with “Ay Vamos.” He was only the third Latin artist to reach a billion views, following Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando,” featuring Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno, and Romeo Santos’ “Propuesta Indecente,” both in 2014.

Balvin also has one of the top five fastest videos to reach the billion-view mark with “Mi Gente,” surpassing the number in 103 days.

“Ritmo (Bad Boys for Life)” samples Corona’s ’90s hit “Rhythm of the Night,” fusing hip-hop and pop with Balvin’s incendiary and infectious take on reggaeton.

The track topped the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and Hot Latin Songs

charts in 2020, becoming the Peas’ first leader on each ranking and Balvin’s first on the dance chart.

The video, which shows scenes from the Bad Boys for Life movie, now joins the Willy William-assisted “Mi Gente”; “X (Equis)” with Nicky Jam; “Con Altura” with Rosalia; “China” alongside Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, and Ozuna; “No Me Conoce (Remix)” with Jhayco and Bad Bunny; “Ay Vamos”; “I Like It” with Cardi B and Bad Bunny; “Ahora Dice” with Chris Jedi, Ozuna, and Arcangel; the Farruko-assisted “6AM”; and “Safari” featuring Pharrell Williams, BIA, and Sky in the billion-views club.

Bizarrap & Quevedo’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” Notches Seventh Week at No. 1 on Billboard Argentina Hot 100 

It’s Lucky No. 7 for Bizarrap.

The 24-year-old Argentine record producer and DJ’s collaboration with Quevedo holds strong atop the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 chart for a seventh week as “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” tops the ranking dated August 27.

Bizarrap, Quevedo,It moves into a tie with four other songs for the eighth-most weeks at No. 1 since the chart launched in 2018.

Rosalía’s “Despechá” and Manuel Turizo’s “La Bachata” hold steady at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively for a second week. Rei and Callejero Fino stay at No. 4 with “Tu Turrito” and Duki’s “Givenchy” closes the top five at No. 5. Bad Bunny’s “Titi Me Preguntó” rebounds into the top 10 with a 12-8 trek.

Romeo Santos Releases New Album “Fórmula Vol. 3”

Romeo Santos is expanding his formula

The 41-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer-songwriter, known as The King of Bachata, has released this latest album Fórmula Vol. 3.

Romeo SantosSantos, the lead member and vocalist of Aventura who has pushed the genre to new sonic boundaries and commercial heights over the course of his solo career, has grounded the majority of the album’s 21 tracks in the style he’s made a home.

Yet Santos also isn’t content to keep reinventing his respective wheel, so Fórmula Vol. 3 offers glimpses of tropical music (“Sexo Con Ropa”), merengue (“15,500 Noches,” with several luminaries of the style) and flamenco (“El Pañuelo,” with current torch-bearer Rosalía).

The album even finds room for a Justin Timberlake-assisted pop crossover, “Sin Fin,” that could bring a towering veteran like Santos to a whole new audience.

Romeo Santos Releases Teaser of Justin Timberlake Collaboration “Sin Fin”

Romeo Santos is (n)syncing up with a pop icon…

The 41-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican-American singer, known as the King of Bachata, is joining voices with Justin Timberlake for the new single “Sin Fin.”

Romeo SantosSantos offered a sneak peek at the upcoming collaboration, dropping a 15-second preview of their highly anticipated single via social media on Monday.

The preview of the track from Santos’ Formula, Vol. 3 album, due September 1, spotlights JT’s vocals, as he sings, “You already know this love is all your, baby/ So take it/ We’ve been here before, it’s strong enough to save us, oh baby,” over what appears to be black and white footage from the song’s video. The various set-ups range from JT and Santos laughing and goofing around on set to Santos dancing with a woman and taking a ride in his expensive car.

The song will appear on an album that also boasts a collaboration with Rosalía and which will focus not on reggaetón, trap or rap, but on bachata, the traditional, guitar-based Dominican heartbreak music that Santos has made his calling card.

“If I do an urban song, it could be massive. I don’t want it to be a distraction,” Santos recently told Billboard in a cover story. “You have these amazing artists who right now are in their prime offering urban music. I wanted to make a difference and speak for my genre. Bachata needs me. I needed to put on my Superman cape for my culture.”

Santos, a longtime JT fan, had never met the “Sexy Back” singer and they had few connections before working together. In fact, just feeling out Justin’s interest in recording a song took nearly a year, but Santos was determined to make it happen.

“Ninety-nine percent of my records are written and produced by me,” he said. “But on Aventura’s first album, I took ‘Gone’ by *NSYNC and rewrote and translated it to Spanish,” he added, referring to an all-acoustic cover from his group’s 2002 album, We Broke the Rules. “It’s crazy how things line up. That was history in the making without realizing it.”

Once the song was in the works, however, it came together quickly, with Santos recruiting longtime collaborator Rico Love and producer Danja (who, along with Timbaland, co-produced all of Timberlake’s 2006 album, FutureSexLoveSounds) to come up with “Sin Fin.”

“He said, ‘I dig this.’ What I respect about JT is he not only recorded his vocals but he turned that song that now I feel was at 30% into something completely different for the better,” said Santos. “He changed the melody, the lyrics; he wrote, he produced. There was a moment where I was at the studio and he was directing my guitarist. To me, that was surreal: JT is producing a bachata.”

Bizarrap & Quevedo’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” Earns Fourth Week at No. 1 on Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Chart

Make that four weeks in a row at the summit for Bizarrap

The 23-year-old Argentinian record producer and DJ’s collaboration with Quevedo, Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” has notched a fourth consecutive and total week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. survey.

Quevedo, Bizarrap“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” tops the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a fourth week, with 57.6 million streams (down 30%) and 800 downloads sold (down 1%) in territories outside the U.S. in the August 5-11 tracking week.

 

Harry Styles’ “As It Was” holds at No. 2 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, following a record 13 weeks at No. 1; Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone’s “Me Porto Bonito” is steady at No. 3, after reaching No. 2; Bad Bunny’s “Tití Me Preguntó” repeats at its No. 4 best; and Rosalía’s “Despechá” rises 6-5 in its second week on the chart, led by 41.6 million streams, up 17%, outside the U.S., becoming the Spanish singer-songwriter’s first top five hit among three top 10s.

The chart, which began in September 2020, ranks songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Luminate. The Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.

Chart ranks are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts’ calculations.

Manuel Turizo’s “La Bachata” Rises to No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay Chart

Manuel Turizo has another tropical hit… 

The 22-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer has logged his second No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart — and first as a lead artist — with “La Bachata,” which rises from No. 4 to lead the August 6-dated ranking.

Manuel Turizo“La Bachata” sends Don Omar, Wisin and Gente de Zona’s “Soy Yo” to No. 3 after four consecutive weeks at the summit.

“La Bachata,” released May 26 via La Industria/Sony Music Latin, collected 5.6 million in audience impressions in the U.S. in the week ending July 31, according to Luminate, up 18% gain from the week prior.

The new champ is another achievement for La Industria imprint, which claims its first No. 1 on Tropical Airplay among four titles, dating back to its first placement in 2015 with the No. 17 high “Travesuras” by Nicky Jam. Since then, the label has placed two other top 10s, also by Nicky Jam: “El Perdón” with Enrique Iglesias (No. 5, 2015) and “Hasta El Amanecer” (No. 6, 2016).

With the single’s 4-1 move, Turizo glides to the top for a second time. He previously spent time at the summit as a featured act on Piso 21’s “Déjala Que Vuelva,” which dominated for two weeks in 2018, before Tropical Airplay changed from being station-based to strictly a genre-based chart.

“La Bachata” is the third bachata track by a non-traditional tropical artist to rule Tropical Airplay in 2022, after Rosalía’s “La Fama,” featuring The Weeknd, and Prince Royce and Maria Becerra’s “Te Espero” topped the list for two weeks each during the May 14 through June 4-dated recaps. In total, four bachata songs have landed at No. 1 this year: Romeo Santos joins the group with the 10-week champ “Sus Huellas” (starting the February 26-dated ranking).

Beyond Turizo’s new coronation, he claims his highest ranking on the all-genre Latin Airplay tally in more than a year: The song rallies 20-12, the same position he last held when “Amor en Coma,” with Maluma, peaked at No. 12 in July 2021.

In addition to its airplay gain, “La Bachata” also improves on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart, entering the top 25 (32-25), with a 22% increase in streams. The song generated 1.99 U.S. streams in the U.S. in the week ending July 28.

Kali Uchis’ “Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios)” Returns to No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums Chart

Kali Uchis is back on top… 

More than a year after scoring her first No. 1 on a Billboard albums chart with her first Spanish-language set Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios), the 27-year-old Colombian American singer’s album returns to No. 1 on the Latin Pop Albums chart.

Kali UchisThe album concurrently debuts in the top 10 on the Vinyl Albums chart.

Sin Miedo was issued on clear vinyl for Record Store Day’s June 18 drop via EMI/Interscope/IGA, which prompts the album’s 6-1 jump on Latin Pop Albums with 9,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 23, up 201%.

Of that unit total, album sales comprise 6,000 (up 6,857%), with nearly all of that figure in vinyl sales. Concurrently, the album debuts at No. 9 on the Vinyl Albums chart.

It’s Uchis’ second top 10 on Vinyl Albums. She captured her first entry — and first top 10 — with the English-language effort Isolation (No. 10 high, 2018).

Notably, Sin Miedo becomes the sixth Spanish-language album to secure a spot in the top 10 on the 25-deep tally Vinyl Albums tally since its inception in 2011.

Here’s the leaderboard:

Title, Artist, Peak Position, Peak Date
Ones, Selena, No. 1, July 8, 2020
Anniversary Trilogy, Bad Bunny, No. 1, Jan. 15, 2022
Buena Vista Social Club, Buena Vista Social Club, No. 10, Oct. 16, 2021 (debut)
El Último Tour del Mundo, Bad Bunny, No. 4, April 2022 (debut)
Motomami, Rosalía, No. 7, May 28, 2022 (debut)
Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios), Kali Uchis, No. 9, July 2, 2022

In addition, one more Spanish-language album has reached the Vinyl Albums chart (but didn’t hit the top 10) — Bad Bunny’s X 100PRE (No. 19 peak on March 20, 2021).

On Latin Pop Albums, Sin Miedo returns to No. 1 for the first time since the October 16, 2021-dated chart. In total, the set has spent 10 nonconsecutive weeks atop the list.

Out of its 9,000-unit sum, 6,000 stem from album sales (effectively all in vinyl sales). Streaming makes up most of the remaining sum, with 3,000 from that sector, equal to 4.1 million on-demand official streams for the album’s songs.

The album also rejoins the top 10 on Top Latin Albums, flying 30-4. It returns to the top 10 for the first time since the chart dated October 16, 2021, when it ranked at No. 7. Sin Miedo peaked at No. 3 for four nonconsecutive weeks that year — its highest ranking in its 84-week charting history (and counting). As in Latin Pop Albums, the set takes home the Greatest Gainer honors there.

Over on the all-genre Billboard 200, Sin Miedo re-enters at No. 122, its highest ranking in over a year.