Bad Bunny Leads Pack of Latin American Music Awards Nominees with 10 Nods

It’s a Perfect 10 for Bad Bunny

The nominees for the 2022 Latin American Music Awards have been revealed, with the 27-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, singer and songwriter leading the pack with 10 nods.

Bad BunnyAmong his nominations, Bad Bunny is nominated in three of the four top categories.

He’s up for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Dákiti,” and Album of the Year for El Último Tour del Mundo.

Jhay Cortez, who appears on Bad Bunny’s “Dákiti,” follows with eight nominations.

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican singer and rapper is up for Artist of the Year and Favorite Artist – Male, among others.

Karol G is the top-nominated female, tied with J Balvin and Rauw Alejandro with seven nods each…

The 31-year-old Colombian singer is the sole female nominated in the Artist of the Year category. She’s also up for Album of the Year for KG0516.

J Balvin and Rauw Alejandro are both up for Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. J Balvin is nominated alongside Skrillex in the category for “In Da Getto,” while Rauw Alejandro is nominated for “Todo De Ti

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.

In a highly competitive category, rising stars Gera MX, Ivan Cornejo, Jay Wheeler, Kali Uchis, Los Legendarios, María Becerra and Mariah Angeliq are up for new artist of the year.

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.

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 7:00 pm ET with the red-carpet pre-show followed at 8:00 pm ET by the awards show.

Here’s the complete list of nominations:

Artista del Año / Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny
Camilo
Eslabon Armado
Farruko
J Balvin
Jhay Cortez
Karol G
Myke Towers
Ozuna
Rauw Alejandro

Nuevo Artista del Año / New Artist of the Year
Gera MX
Ivan Cornejo
Jay Wheeler
Kali Uchis
Los Legendarios
María Becerra
Mariah Angeliq

Sencillo del Año / Song of the Year
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez – “Dákiti”
Farruko – “Pepas”
J Balvin & Skrillex – “In Da Getto”
Kali Uchis – “Telepatía”
Rauw Alejandro – “Todo De Ti” 

Álbum del Año / Album of the Year
Bad Bunny – El Último Tour del Mundo
Eslabon Armado – Corta Venas
Karol G – KG0516
Rauw Alejandro – Vice Versa 

Artista Favorita – Femenina / Favorite Artist – Female
Kali Uchis
Karol G
Natti Natasha
Rosalía
Selena Gomez

Artista Favorito – Masculino / Favorite Artist – Male
Bad Bunny
Farruko
J Balvin
Jhay Cortez
Myke Towers
Rauw Alejandro

Dúo o Grupo Favorito / Favorite Duo or Group
Aventura
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Eslabon Armado
Grupo Firme
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
Los Dos Carnales 

Artista Favorito – Pop / Favorite Artist – Pop
Camilo
Enrique Iglesias
Kali Uchis
Luis Fonsi
Sebastián Yatra
Selena Gomez 

Álbum Favorito – Pop / Favorite Album – Pop
Camilo – Mis Manos
CNCO – Déjà Vu
Enrique Iglesias – Final (Vol. 1)
Piso 21 – El Amor En Los Tiempos del Perreo
Selena Gomez – Revelación EP
Tommy Torres – El Playlist de Anoche 

Canción Favorita – Pop / Favorite Song – Pop
Kali Uchis – “Telepatía”
Maluma – “Sobrio”
Rauw Alejandro – “Todo De Ti”
Sebastián Yatra & Myke Towers “Pareja Del Año” 

Artista Favorito Solo – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Solo Artist – Regional Mexican
Carin Leon
Christian Nodal
El Fantasma
Junior H
Lenin Ramírez 

Dúo o Grupo Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Duo or Group – Regional Mexican
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Eslabon Armado
Grupo Firme
Los Ángeles Azules
Los Dos Carnales 

Álbum Favorito – Regional Mexicano Favorite Album – Regional Mexican
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga – El Trabajo Es La Suerte
Christian Nodal – Ahora
Eslabon Armado – Corta Venas
Ivan Cornejo – Alma Vacía
Los Dos Carnales – Al Estilo Rancherón 

Canción Favorita – Regional Mexicano Favorite Song – Regional Mexican
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga – “La Casita”
Calibre 50 – “A La Antigüita”
Gera MX & Christian Nodal – “Botella Tras Botella”
Grupo Firme & Carin Leon – “El Tóxico”
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho – “Mi Primer Derrota” 

Artista Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Artist – Urban
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Jhay Cortez
Karol G
Maluma
Rauw Alejandro 

Álbum Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Album – Urban
Bad Bunny – El Último Tour del Mundo
Karol G – KG0516
Maluma – Papi Juancho
Rauw Alejandro – Vice Versa 

Canción Favorita – Urbano / Favorite Song – Urban
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez– “Dákiti”
Farruko – “Pepas”
J Balvin & Skrillex – “In Da Getto”
Los Legendarios, Wisin & Jhay Cortez – “Fiel”

Artista Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Artist – Tropical
Aventura
Carlos Vives
Marc Anthony
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos 

Álbum Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Album – Tropical
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico – En Cuarentena
Luis Vazquez – Comienzos
Sonora Ponceña – Hegemonía Musical 

Canción Favorita – Tropical / Favorite Song – Tropical
Aventura & Bad Bunny – “Volví”
Camilo – “Kesi”
Carlos Vives – “Colombia, Mi Encanto”
Daddy Yankee & Marc Anthony – “De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta”
Marc Anthony – “Pa’lla Voy”
Prince Royce – “Lao’ a Lao’” 

Artista Favorito – Crossover / Favorite Crossover Artist
Khalid
Shawn Mendes
Skrillex
The Weeknd 

Colaboración del Año / Collaboration of the Year
Aventura & Bad Bunny – “Volví”
Daddy Yankee & Marc Anthony – “De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta”
Gera MX & Christian Nodal – “Botella Tras Botella”
Grupo Firme & Carin Leon – “El Tóxico”
Karol G & Mariah Angeliq – “El Makinon”
Los Legendarios, Wisin & Jhay Cortez – “Fiel”

Canción Viral del Año / Viral Song of the Year
Calibre 50 – “Si Te Pudiera Mentir”
Gera MX & Christian Nodal – “Botella Tras Botella”
Grupo Firme – “Ya Supérame (En Vivo Desde Culiacán, Sinaloa)”
Ivan Cornejo – “Está Dañada”
Kali Uchis – “Telepatía”
Los Legendarios, Wisin & Jhay Cortez – “Fiel”
Nio Garcia, J Balvin & Bad Bunny – “AM”
Sebastián Yatra – “Tacones Rojos” 

Gira del Año / Tour of the Year
Aventura
Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin
Grupo Firme
Los Bukis
Maluma
Marc Anthony 

Video Favorito / Favorite Video
Anitta – “Girl From Rio”
Camilo, Evaluna Montaner – “Índigo”
Christina Aguilera, Ozuna – “Santo”
Daddy Yankee – “Problema”
Gerardo Ortiz, Piso 21 – “Fino Licor”
J Balvin – “Lo Que Dios Quiera”
Ozuna – “La Funka”
Pablo Alborán – “Castillos de Arena”
Reik, María Becerra – “Los Tragos”
Sebastián Yatra – “Melancólicos Anónimos” 

Artista Social Favorito / Favorite Social Artist
Anitta
Becky G
Camila Cabello
Camilo
Chiquis
Karol G
Pabllo Vittar
Ricky Martin
Sebastián Yatra
Tini

Enrique Iglesias Reclaims Record for Most No. 1s on Billboard Latin Airplay Chart with “Me Pasé,” Featuring Farruko

Enrique Iglesias is back in the lead…

The 46-year-old Spanish singer, songwriter, record producer, philanthropist and actor has recaptured his record for the most No. 1s on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “Me Pasé,” featuring Farruko, ascends 4-1 on the October 2-dated survey.

Enrique Iglesias

With 32 No. 1s on the almost 27-year list, Iglesias pushes ahead of J Balvin for the most leaders. The latter notched his 31st leader as he locked up the No. 1 spot with “In Da Getto,” with Skrillex, on the September 11-dated tally.

“Me Pasé” takes over atop Latin Airplay thanks to a 26% boost in audience impressions, to 11.3 million, in the U.S. in the week ending September 26, according to MRC Data.

Notably, Iglesias has held the record for the most No. 1s on the Latin Airplay chart almost continuously since 1996, when he achieved his fifth No. 1, then passing Selena (who had a leading four No. 1s at that point).

The Latin Airplay chart began only two years earlier, in 1994. Since then, Iglesias has held the most No. 1s on the list except for a brief time earlier this year, when J Balvin tied with him for the most, when the former notched his 31st No. 1 on the September 11 chart with “In Da Getto.”

With “Me Pasé” at the summit, Farruko reaches his highest Latin Airplay ranking in 2021 as he’s scored two No. 3 high tracks (“Perfecta,” with Luis Fonsi, January 2; and “Pepas,” September 25).

Besides conquering Latin Airplay, Iglesias and Farruko also rule Latin Pop Airplay as “Me Pasé” lifts 2-1. Iglesias improves his career total to 25 No. 1s, extending his lead far ahead of second-place Shakira, with 19. Farruko captures his sixth leader.

Meanwhile, Final (Vol. 1), Iglesias’ 11th studio album, debuts at No. 2 on Latin Pop Albums. It’s his first studio effort since 2014’s No. 1 Sex and Love, and it earns him a 12th top 10. In between, Iglesias secured a No. 2 high with a Greatest Hits (2019) set, which has remained steady in the tally’s top 10 during all but one week of its 103-week run.

The 11-track Final (Vol. 1) includes five tracks that were originally released between 2015 and 2018 but were not previously released on an Iglesias album. Among them are a pair of No. 1s on Hot Latin Songs: “El Perdón,” with Nicky Jam, and “Duele El Corazón,” with Wisin.

“I took a pause in between albums because I was touring and because I wanted to enjoy the success of my previous album,” Iglesias tells Billboard. “I have never stopped writing and going to the studio though. The plan was to release the album at the beginning of last year, but once COVID hit, it delayed everything, obviously.”

Final, released September 17 via Sony Music Latin, starts with 4,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 23rd. Out of the 11-track set’s opening sum, 3,000 derive from streaming activity, which equates to 5 million U.S. streams of the set’s tracks. The remaining 1,000-unit sum stems from album sales and track equivalent album units.

“The biggest challenge was not being able to have everyone in the same studio and trying to follow all the precautions,” Iglesias continues. “We were trying to finish all the production aspects of the songs, which we managed to do being careful. Everyone involved wanted to see this bulk of work out and we managed to finish the process during COVID to have it ready so we could put it out now.”

On the overall Top Latin Albums chart, Final arrives at No. 12, also the Spaniard’s first appearance with a studio set since 2014. “When I work on an album, I start with 50 songs!” Iglesias adds. “Then it becomes 30, 20…so on. So, through the process, I relate to every single one in a way. I always say that if I’m going to put any music out, it must be something that I like and be willing to sing every single night, for years if needed. It’s hard to handpick just one, but I really enjoy ‘Chasing the Sun.’ It talks about staying young and staying positive. It’s a song that always puts me in a good mood.”

As Final arrives, one track launches on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart: “Pendejo” at No. 33. The set, however, was preceded by five songs, one of which ruled the tally for 30 weeks in 2015. Here’s the recap:

Title, Artist (if other than Iglesias), Peak Date, Peak Position
“El Perdón,” with Nicky Jam, March 21, 2015, No. 1 (30 weeks atop)
“Duele El Corazón,” with Wisin, May 14, 2016, No. 1 (14-week lead)
“Súbeme La Radio,” featuring Zion & Lennox and Descemer Bueno, April 22, 2017, No. 2
“El Baño,” featuring Bad Bunny, Jan. 27, 2018, No. 8
“Me Pasé,” featuring Farruko, Oct. 2, No. 15

J Balvin Ties Enrique Iglesias for Most No. 1s on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart (31) with “In Da Getto,” Featuring Skrillex

J Balvin has tied a Latin music icon…

The 36-year-old Colombian singer and Skrillex rise to No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “In Da Getto” rises 3-1 on the September 11-dated survey.

J Balvin, Skrillex, In Da Getto

With the new chart-topper, J Balvin earns his 31st No.1 on the chart, tying him with Enrique Iglesias for the most leaders in the chart’s history.

Meanwhile, Skrillex secures his first No. 1 on any Latin airplay chart.

“In Da Getto” takes over the 26-year-old tally with a 15% gain in audience impressions, to 12.4 million, earned in the week ending September 5, according to MRC Data.

J Balvin’s collection of Latin Airplay No. 1s dates back to 2014, when he sent “6 AM,” the fourth single from his La Familia album to the summit –his breakthrough set which earned him a first top 10 on the overall Top Latin Albums chart (October 2014).

With the ‘90s dance interpolated “In Da Getto” taking over atop Latin Airplay, J Balvin ties Enrique Iglesias’ all-time No. 1 record, a mark Iglesias has held since 1996 as he placed five simultaneous tracks from his self-titled debut effort atop the all-genre Latin tally (“Si Tú Te Vas,” ‘Experiencia Religiosa,” “Por Amarte,” “No Llores Por Mi,” and “Trapecista”).

“In Da Getto” turns out to be profitable for the EDM DJ/ producer Skrillex having previously scored his first top 10 on the airplay-, digital sales, and streaming-blended Hot Latin Songs chart when the club banger debuted at No. 7 (dated July 17). It concurrently earned him a first No. 1 on any Latin chart with the track dominating the Latin Digital Song Sales on the same chart week.

The Skrillex and Tainy-produced tune also takes home the Greatest Gainer/Digital honors on Hot Latin Songs jumping three rankings (10-7) with close to 1,500 downloads sold, up 59%, logged in the week ending September 2.

 

On the streaming front, the track posts a 28% gain to 3.42 million U.S. streams, and re-enters Latin Streaming Songs at No. 12.

“In Da Getto” follows J Balvin’s one-week Latin Airplay reign of “AM,” with Nio García and Bad Bunny (July 10). In total, he’s placed four No. 1s in 2021, all through collaborations except for “Tu Veneno” (April 3-dated list), his ninth ruler as a solo act among his 31 chart toppers.

FKA Twigs Joins Voices with Ty Dolla $ign, Kanye West & Skrillex on “Ego Death” Track

There’s a new boost to FKA Twigs’ ego…

The 32-year-old part-Spanish singer appears alongside Kanye West and Skrillex on Ty Dolla $ign’s once-elusive single “Ego Death.”

FKA-twigs

The mega-collaboration has an electro-hop feel, as Ty leaps into desperation after losing out on his sweetheart, singing “You murdered my ego when you walked away,” in the song’s chorus.

West returns with a spirited verse, bashing the GrammysSuper Bowl, and “halfway movements.” “Lotta people be thinking, but I’m just a sayer / all of us can’t perform at Super Bowl, but it’s OK for the players/ all these halfway movements need a whole lotta improvement/ everybody wanna talk, everybody wanna type, but nobody wanna do s–t,” he spews.

Later, FKA Twigs makes her presence felt with her purring verse at the song’s finale.

On “Ego Death,” Ty Dolla $ign partnered up with Triller to create a 9D experience for the listener — the first-ever of its kind. With 9D, additional effects like reverb come into play, allowing the music to give the sensation that it’s moving around in the headphones.

Cardi B to Headline Toronto’s Veld Music Festival

Cardi Bis headed to the Great White North

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar will be one of the headliners at Toronto’s Veld Music Festival.

Cardi B

The “I Like It” rapper joins a roster that includes KygoSkrillex, and Tiësto.

Rounding out the weekend lineup will be sets from AlessoKodak BlackLoud Luxury and Zeds Dead, and more. 

The Veld Music Festival comes to Toronto’s Downsview Parkon Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4. 

Tickets go on pre-sale on Wednesday, March 20, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm ET. Tickets open to the public on Thursday, March 21, at 10:00 am ET. 

Lopez Shares Video with Skrillex Dancing to Their New Collaboration

Jennifer Lopez is showing she’s got some mad Skrillz on her next single…

The 47-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and upcoming World of Dance judge is partnering with Skrillex on a dancetastic collaboration.

Jennifer Lopez

In a video posted on J. Lo’s Instagram account, La Lopez and the music producer looking super friendly while bouncing around to a super hyphy, Latin-inspired beat. Lopez even sings along to the hook, which sounds like the Shades of Blue star singing.

Playing around in the studio w @skrillex @poobear #US

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No word if this will be Lopez’s next summer smash.

Osuna to Spin at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival

Paco Osuna is preparing for an ultra performance…

The Spanish techno DJ and producer has been revealed as one of the artists for Red Bull’s second installment of its Miami Beach hotel takeover during the weekend of Ultra Music Festival, March 27-30.

Paco Osuna

Labels like Skrillex’s OWSLA and Richie Hawtin’s M-nus Records have been tapped to curate a slate of artists for their own label showcases within the Guest House.

Osuna, ne of the most successful producers and DJs to hail from Spain, is scheduled to spin during the wee hours of Friday, March 28.

Here’s a look at the weekend lineup.

Red Bull Guest House 2014 Full Lineup

Thursday, March 27th – 2-8 PM: Hot Creations
Jamie Jones
Lee Foss
Anabel Englund (live)
Greg Pidcock
Mark Jenkyns with special guest
Art Department

Friday, March 28th – 2:30-6 AM: M-nus Records
Richie Hawtin
Paco Osuna
Gaiser
Matador
Julian Jeweil
Nsound
Joop Junior
Justin James
Marc Faenger

Friday, March 28th – 2-8 PM: OWSLA
Skrillex
Jack Beats
Kill The Noise
What So Not
Milo and Otis
David Heartbreak
Yogi

Saturday, March 29th – 2:30-6 AM: PMR vs. LuckyMe
LuckyMe:
Cashmere Cat
Jacques Greene
Obey City
Joseph Marinetti

PMR:
Cyril Hahn
T. Williams with special guest
Julio Bashmore

Saturday, March 29th – 2-8 PM: Mad Decent
RiFF RAFF
Zeds Dead
Yellow Claw
LIZ
Mr. Carmack
The Partysquad
Elliphant
Grandtheft
Djemba Djemba with special guests
Waka Flocka and Trinidad James and a SUPER SURPRISE B2B DJ SET!

Sunday, March 30th – 2:30-6 AM: Solomun +1
Solomun
Guy Gerber

Sunday, March 30th – 2-8 PM: A Club Called Rhonda
Giorgio Moroder
Tensnake
Goddollars
Paradise, with special guest

Thursday, March 27th – Matthew Dear
Friday, March 28th – DJ Craze
Saturday, March 29th – Nicole Moudaber
Sunday, March 30th – Resident Advisor

Dev to Perform at Voodoo Music and Arts Experience

It looks like Dev has finalized her pre-Halloween plans…

The 22-year-old Portuguese & Mexican American electropop singer/songwriter has been added to the lineup for the 2012 Voodoo Music and Arts Experience in New Orleans.

Dev

It’s the latest festival for the “In The Dark” singer, who will be performing at Lolapalooza in August.

Dev joins other acts for the event, set for October 26-28, including Grammy Award-winning trio Green Day and Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

Other talent previously announced include The Avett Brothers, Jack White and electronic dance music star Skrillex.

Three-day general admission passes cost $175. Tickets are available via the festival’s website.

For the first time, this year’s festival also will offer on-site camping inside New Orleans’ historic City Park.