Baby Rasta Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay Chart with Rauw Alejandro-Collab “Punto 40”

It’s a special first for Baby Rasta

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton singer earns his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay chart with “Punto 40,” his collaboration with Rauw Alejandro.

Baby Rasta & Rauw Alejandro“Punto 40,” which rises to the top on the January 28-dated ranking, is the second single from Alejandro’s Saturno that debuted at No. 2 on Top Latin Albums last November.

The song climbs from No. 6 following a 26% gain in audience impressions, to 7.6 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 19, according to Luminate.

“Punto 40” gives Baby Rasta his first chart-topper among 20 career entries. The new champ outdoes his previous highest ranking to date, “Amor Prohibido,” with Gringo, which reached a No. 6 high in 2014.

With its ascent, “Punto 40” also sends Feid’s “Normal” to No. 2 after one week in charge (6 million in audience, down 20%).

Alejandro, meanwhile, captures his 10th leader, all dating back just to 2020 with the two-week ruler “TBT,” with Sebastián Yatra and Manuel Turizo. Plus, “Punto 40” arrives eight months after his last, “Te Felicito,” with Shakira, in May 2022.

Here’s a look at the hitmaker’s leaderboard:

Peak, Title, Artist, Weeks at No. 1
June 27, 2020, “TBT,” with Sebastian Yatra, & Manuel Turizo, two
Sept. 12, 2020, “Tattoo,” with Camilo, one
Jan. 23, 2021, “La Nota,” with Manuel Turizo & Myke Towers, one
March 27, 2021, “Baila Conmigo,” with Selena Gomez, one
May 29, 2021, “Vacío,” with Luis Fonsi, one
July 3, 2021, “Todo De Ti,” seven
March 5, 2022, “Cúrame,” one
July 2, 2022, “Desesperados,” with Chencho Corleone, one
May 7, 2022, “Te Felicito,” with Shakira, one
Jan. 28, 2023, “Punto 40,” with Baby Rasta

Over on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart, “Punto Rasta” ascends to a new No. 4 high. With the lift Baby Rasta ensures his highest peak to date.

Shakira’s Bizarrap-Collab “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” Breaks Spotify Records

Shakira is making a record-breaking splash on Spotify

The 45-year-old Colombian superstar’s Bizarrap-collaboration track “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” released earlier this week, has skyrocketed to the top of Spotify’s Top 50 Global chart.

ShakiraIn addition to reaching the top, collaboration has become the Latin song with the most streams in a single day in 2023, breaking the record for most streams by a track on a given day in Spain and Colombia.

With more than 15 million streams, “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” has quickly become the top song in Spanish-speaking markets, including Argentina, Colombia, Chile, and Mexico, and has made it to the top 10 in Switzerland (7), Luxembourg (5), and Malta (6).

“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” has become a viral sensation, with people worldwide taking it as an empowerment song perfect for lifting one’s spirit after a heartbreak.

In the lyrics, Shakira seemingly addresses the end of her relationship with Gerard Piqué and his new girlfriend, Clara Chía Marti.

The track includes jaw-dropping phrases like “I am worth two of 22.” Fans believe it’s a reference to the age difference between her and Clara.

Shakira also mentions that she gave so much to someone that acted like a “champion” but when she needed him, he gave her “his worst version.” The quote could be about Piqué’s alleged infidelities, and the rocky end of their relationship.

Shakira and the retired Spanish soccer player went their separate ways in 2022 after 11 years together.

Following the split, Shakira returned to music with a volcano-strength force, releasing the chart-topping singles “Te Felicito” and “Monotonía.”

Shakira Releases Heartbreaking Video for New Bachata Single “Monotonía,” Featuring Ozuna

Shakira is addressing her recent heartbreak…

The 45-year-old Colombian superstar has joined voices with Ozuna for the new Spanish single “Monotonía,” a bachata track released on Wednesday, October 19.

Shakira, MonotoniaShakira starts off declaring: “It wasn’t your fault, it wasn’t my fault. It was monotony’s fault. I never said anything but it hurt. I knew this would happen.”

 

Marking the first collaboration between Shakira and Ozuna, “Monotonía” follows the singer-songwriter’s Latin Airplay chart-topping song “Te Felicito” with Rauw Alejandro, where she calls out her significant other and congratulates them on a stellar performance making her believe he truly loved her.

 

In the music video — which Shakira co-directed with longtime collaborator Jaume de la Iguana — she has an encounter with the ex at a grocery store where he blows up her chest and her heart is ejected from her body. She then runs around with her beating heart in hand until she hands it over to Ozuna, who takes it from her and puts it in a safe box.

 

“Monotonía” and “Te Felicito” follow Shakira’s public breakup from longtime partner, and the father of her two children, soccer star Gerard Piqué.

In an interview with Elle, she addressed the split, calling this moment one of the “most difficult” of her life.

“I’ve remained quiet and just tried to process it all. Um, and yeah, it’s hard to talk about it, especially because I’m still going through it, and because I’m in the public eye and because our separation is not like a regular separation. And so it’s been tough not only for me, but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult.”

Rauw Alejandro to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammy Awards

Rauw Alejandro will be taking the Latin Grammys stage… 

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican singer and songwriter will perform as part of this year’s Latin Grammy Awards show, the Latin Recording Academy.

Rauw AlejandroHe’s among the first batch of confirmed artists that includes Chiquis, Jesse & Joy and Sebastián Yatra.

In addition, the 2022 Person of the Year, Marco Antonio Solís, will also perform.

All are nominated for the 23rd annual Latin Grammy Awards, which will be held on November 17 at the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Alejandro, who was a 2020 best new artist nominee and won his first golden gramophone last year, has eight nominations this year that include recording of the year and song of the year for “Te Felicito” with Shakira, and “Agua” with Daddy Yankee and Nile Rodgers, respectively.

Yatra, previously nominated for a Grammy and nine Latin Grammys, is a four-time nominee this year, including album of the year for Dharma and song of the year for “Tacones Rojos.”

Jesse & Joy, winners of the Grammy and six Latin Grammys, are nominated this time for best pop vocal album for Clichés; and Latin Grammy winner Chiquis is nominated for best banda music album for Abeja Reina.

Solís, meanwhile, has been honored with five Latin Grammys and nominated for six Grammys, and this year is recognized as Person of the Year 2022 by the Latin Recording Academy.

The 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards will air live on Univision on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, beginning at 8:00 pm ET.

The Latin Grammy Premiere, a non-televised ceremony in which the winners in most categories are announced, will take place before the broadcast. Additional details about this ceremony will be announced soon.

Rosalia Earns Four MTV Europe Music Awards Nominations

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Rosalia is a European sensation…

The nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2022 have been announced, with the 28-year-old Spanish singer/songwriter earning the most nominations of any Latinx artist.

RosaliaRosalia has earned four MTV EMAs nods this year, including Best Artist and Best Song for “Despechá.

Bad Bunny’s global domination continues, earning the most nods among men…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar is nominated for Best Collaboration for his single “Me Porto Bonito,” featuring Chencho Corleone, who has earned two nods – his first-ever MTV EMAs nominations.

Shakira has earned two nods, including Best Collaboration for her single with Rauw Alejandro, “Te Felicito.”

Stephen Sanchez has earned his first-ever MTV EMA nods…

The 19-year-old Latino Americam “Until I Found You” singer earned two nods, including one for Best New (Artist).

Other Latino nominees include Omar Apollo, J Balvin, Becky G, Anitta and Rauw Alejandro.

Düsseldorf will be the city hosting the MTV EMAs 2022 at PSD Bank Dome in Germany. The award show will take place on November 13 live across the globe on MTV and made available the next day on Paramount+ and Pluto TV.

Here’s a look at the complete list of 2022 nominees:

BEST SONG

  • Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone, “Me Porto Bonito”
    • Harry Styles, “As It Was”
    • Jack Harlow, “First Class”
    • Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
    • Nicki Minaj, “Super Freaky Girl”
    • Rosalía, “Despechá”

BEST VIDEO

  • Blackpink, “Pink Venom”
    • Doja Cat, “Woman”
    • Harry Styles, “As It Was”
    • Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 5”
    • Nicki Minaj, “Super Freaky Girl”
    • Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”

BEST ARTIST

  • Adele
    • Beyoncé
    • Harry Styles
    • Nicki Minaj
    • Rosalía
    • Taylor Swift

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone, “Me Porto Bonito”
    • David Guetta & Bebe Rexha, “I’m Good (Blue)”
    • DJ Khaled ft. Drake & Lil Baby, “STAYING ALIVE”
    • Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa, “Sweetest Pie”
    • Post Malone with Doja Cat, “I Like You (A Happier Song)”
    • Shakira, Rauw Alejandro, “Te Felicito”
    • Tiësto & Ava Max, “The Motto”

BEST LIVE

  • Coldplay
    • Ed Sheeran
    • Harry Styles
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • Lady Gaga
    • The Weeknd

BEST POP

  • Billie Eilish
    • Doja Cat
    • Ed Sheeran
    • Harry Styles
    • Lizzo
    • Taylor Swift

BEST NEW

  • Baby Keem
    • Dove Cameron
    • GAYLE
    • SEVENTEEN
    • Stephen Sanchez
    • Tems

BEST K-POP

  • BLACKPINK
    • BTS
    • ITZY
    • LISA
    • SEVENTEEN
    • TWICE

BEST LATIN

  • Anitta
    • Bad Bunny
    • Becky G
    • J Balvin
    • Rosalía
    • Shakira

BEST ELECTRONIC

  • Calvin Harris
    • David Guetta
    • DJ Snake
    • Marshmello
    • Swedish House Mafia
    • Tiësto

BEST HIP HOP

  • Drake
    • Future
    • Jack Harlow
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • Lil Baby
    • Megan Thee Stallion
    • Nicki Minaj

BEST ROCK

  • Foo Fighters
    • Liam Gallagher
    • Måneskin
    • Muse
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • The Killers

BEST ALTERNATIVE

  • Gorillaz
    • Imagine Dragons
    • Panic! At The Disco
    • Tame Impala
    • Twenty One Pilots
    • YUNGBLUD

BEST R&B

  • Chlöe
    • Givēon
    • H.E.R.
    • Khalid
    • Summer Walker
    • SZA

BEST LONGFORM VIDEO

  • Foo Fighters, “Studio 666”
    • Rosalía, “MOTOMAMI (ROSALÍA TikTok LIVE Performance)”
    • Stormzy. “Mel Made Me Do It”
    • Taylor Hawkins, “Tribute concert, Wembley Stadium, London”
    • Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”

VIDEO FOR GOOD

  • Ed Sheeran, “2step (feat. Lil Baby)”
    • Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 5”
    • Latto, “P*ssy”
    • Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
    • Sam Smith, “Unholy (feat. Kim Petras)”
    • Stromae, “Fils de joie”

BIGGEST FANS

  • BLACKPINK
    • BTS
    • Harry Styles
    • Lady Gaga
    • Nicki Minaj
    • Taylor Swift

BEST PUSH

  • Nessa Barrett
    • SEVENTEEN
    • Mae Muller
    • GAYLE
    • Shenseea
    • Omar Apollo
    • Wet Leg
    • Muni Long
    • Doechii
    • Saucy Santana
    • Stephen Sanchez
    • JVKE

BEST METAVERSE PERFORMANCE

  • BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG
    • BTS | Minecraft
    • Charli XCX | Roblox
    • Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave
    • Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox

Shakira Teams Up with Ozuna for New Single “Monotonía”

Shakira isn’t afraid of monotony

The 45-year-old Colombian singer has joined voices with Ozuna for the new song “Monotonía.”

The track will be released on October 19, Shakira revealed via her official social media accounts, where she posted a brief sound clip and an image of the song title atop a heart being stabbed with a dagger.

“Un pequeño rey con una súper reina,” Ozuna commented on Shakira’s Instagram post Sunday afternoon.

Earlier this week, Shakira — who confirmed her split with Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué a few months ago, and said recently that she was going through “the most difficult, darkest hours of my life” — had teased new lyrics on Instagram: “No fue culpa tuya/ Ni tampoco mía/ Fue culpa de la monotonía.”

“Monotonía” will be Shakira’s follow-up to “Te Felicito” with Rauw Alejandro, which topped the Billboard Latin Airplay chart and also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 chart. It peaked at No. 10 on the Hot Latin Songs chart.

Quevedo Claims First No. 1 on Billboard Argentina Hot 100 chart with Bizarrap-Collab “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52”

Quevedo has found success in Argentina…

The 20-year-old Spanish rapper has captured his first No. 1 on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 chart as “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” with Bizarrap, takes the lead on the July 16-dated ranking.

Quevedo, Bizarrap“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” rallies to the chart’s summit in its second week on the tally (the song was released on July 6), tying with Tini’s “La Triple T” for the fastest climber in 2022. The latter also needed two frames two reach No. 1 (May 14-dated survey).

Beyond the new achievement, with a 45-1 surge, the track takes the Greatest Gainer honors of the week and becomes the third-highest racer to No. 1 since the chart’s inception in 2018.

Here’s a rundown of the top 5 climbers:

Positions to 1, Song Title, Artist, Peak Date
74, “Mienteme,” TINI X Maria Becerra, May 8, 2021
52, “La Triple T, ” TINI, May 14
44, “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” Bizarrap & Quevedo, July 16
18, “Entre Nosotros,” Tiago pzk, LIT killa, Nicki Nicole & Maria Becerra, Jan. 8
13, “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol .38,” Bizarrap & L-Gante, March 20, 2021

While the Argentinian producer Bizarrap scores his sixth champ, among those, four belonging to his Bzrp sessions, Quevedo takes the lead in his fourth try.

The rapper previously ranked at No. 6 with “Si Quieren Frontear,” with Duki & De La Ghetto (April 30-dated list).

As the session “Vol. 52” takes over atop the chart, it sends Shakira and Rauw Alejandro’s “Te Felicito” to No. 3 after its four-week reign.

Meanwhile, the Highest Debut of the week goes to Tini, Becky G and Anitta’s “La Lotto,” which bows at No. 7. The Brazilian secures her first top 10 since her maiden chart visit in Nov. 2018, while Tini and Becky G up their Argentina Hot 100 top 10 count to 12 and six, respectively.

Shakira & Rauw Alejandro’s “Te Felicito” Logs Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard Argentina Hot 100 

More felicidades for Shakira

The 45-year-old Colombian superstar and Rauw Alejandro have logged a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 chart as “Te Felicito” holds atop the June 25-dated ranking.

Shakira & Rauw Alejandro

It’s the third collaborative title to rule at least two weeks in 2022, after “Entre Nosotros,” by Tiago PZK, Lit Killah, Nickie Nicole and Maria Becerra, which topped the ranking for nine weeks this year (16 overall), and Paulo Londra and Bizarrap’s “Paulo LondraBzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 23” (two weeks).

Meanwhile, Bad Bunny joins a selective group of artists who have placed four simultaneous titles in the survey’s top 10 as “Moscow Mule” rebounds 13-10, one spot below its prior No. 9 peak (May 21-28-dated rankings). The Puerto Rican’s three other top 10 titles include “Me Porto Bonito” at No. 4, “Ojitos Lindos,” which lifts 6-5, and “Titi Me Preguntó” moving up 7-6.

Here’s a look at the artist scoreboard with most simultaneous top 10 titles on the chart:

5, Maria Becerra (2022)
4, Bad Bunny (2022)
4, Tiago PZK (2022)
4, Duki (2021)
4, Daddy Yankee (2019)
4, J Balvin (2019)

The week’s Hot Shot Debut goes to Argentinians LOUTA and WOS, whose first collaboration, “Quereme,” bows at No. 49.

Meanwhile, Sebastian Yatra adds his 25th career chart entry as his latest single “TV” arrives at No. 87.

Finally, Polimá WestCoast’s “Ultra Solo,” featuring Pailita, takes the Greatest Gainer honor of the week at it surges 61-33.

Shakira Earns First No. 1 on Billboard Argentina Hot 100 Chart with Rauw Alejandro-Collab “Te Felicito”

Shakira has earned a career first…

The 45-year-old Colombian singer has scored her first No. 1 on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 chart as “Te Felicito,” with Rauw Alejandro, rises 2-1 on the June 18-dated ranking.

Shakira & Rauw AlejandroThe track trades places with TINI’s “La Triple T,” through a 1-2 dip, after its fifth consecutive week at the lead.

It’s the first win for Shakira, dating back to her maiden visit to the tally with the top 20 “Clandestino,” with Maluma, in 2018.

The “Te Felicito” climb, meanwhile, marks Rauw Alejandro’s third No. 1 among a collection of 33 entries: “Tattoo,” with Camilo (July 2020), “Todo de Ti” (June 2021), both one-week champs, and now “Te Felicito.”

The Argentina Hot 100 ranks the most popular songs within Argentina.  The ranking is based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of leading audio and video music services as well as national radio airplay and plays of songs featured on a variety of Argentine TV networks.

Streaming data is provided by Luminate, while radio and TV measurement is tracked by BMAT/Vericast.

“Te Felicito” is the sixth collaborative title, among eight No. 1s, to lead the tally in 2022.

Here’s the scoreboard:

Title, Artist, Peak Date
“Bar,” Tini & L-Gante (Jan. 1)
“Entre Nosotros,” Tiago pzk, LIT killa, Nicki Nicole & Maria Becerra (Jan. 8; nine weeks at No. 1)
“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 49,” Bizarrap & Residente (March 5)
“Universo Paralelo,” La K’onga Featuring Nahuel Pennisi (March 19)
“Paulo Londra: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 23,” Paulo Londra & Bizarrap (April 30, two weeks at No. 1)
“Te Felicito,” Shakira & Rauw Alejandro (June 18)

Notably, the two other No. 1s belong to already winners Paulo Londra and TINi, both which have held atop the survey for five consecutive weeks as solo acts, unaccompanied by any other artist, with “Plan A” (starting the March 26-dated tally) and “La Triple T” (starting the chart dated May 14), respectively.

Shakira Teams Up with Rauw Alejandro for New Single “Te Felicito”

Shakira is sending out felicitations

The 45-year-old Colombian superstar has joined voices with Rauw Alejandro for the new single “Te Felicito.”

Rauw Alejandro & ShakiraIn the electro-pop-infused reggaetón track, Shakira sings about an ex who didn’t see her worth, which is why she takes matters into her own hands and builds “the one,” who is none other than Rauw.

The Puerto Rican artist then joins her on the second verse of “Te Felicito,” which is Shakira’s first single of 2022.

The Jaume de la Iguana-directed music video features Shakira and Rauw doing some impressive robotic choreography.