Ivan Cornejo Releases Highly Anticipated New Album “MIRADA”

Ivan Cornejo is offering a new look into his music…

The 20-year-old Mexican American singer-songwriter has released his highly anticipated album MIRADA, his first major-label debut via Interscope Records.

Ivan Cornejo,

The full album releases comes after Cornejo offered a preview to the project with single releases like “Intercambio Injusto,” “Dónde Estás” and “Baby Please,” which debuted at No. 8 on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart in March — his first top 10 on the tally since 2021.

Last month, the hitmaker from Riverside, Calif., announced the album with a cryptic post.

“Ivan, do you think you’ll fall in love again?” a voice asks him as the pensive artist sits in front of a bonfire. “I don’t want to,” Cornejo quickly responds.

Two years ago, Cornejo released Dañado, the album that peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums for 37 nonconsecutive weeks, the fourth-most since the chart launched in 1985.

In his Billboard digital cover story from January, Cornejo teased his third studio album saying it would be “bigger” than Dañado due to the “improvements musically and lyrically” he made.

Cornejo broke out in 2021 with his first single, “Está Dañada,” which landed him a No. 1 entry on Billboard’s Latin Songwriters chart dated October 30, 2021, while also becoming the second Regional Mexican song to appear on the all-genre Hot 100.

So far, the singer-songwriter has placed 14 songs on the Hot Latin Songs chart, and he landed at No. 10 on Billboard’s 2023 year-end Top Latin Artists chart.

Currently, he’s on his Mirada Tour, which kicked off on July 6 at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Bad Bunny Leads Billboard’s Top Latin Artists Chart for Second Straight Year

Make that two in a row for Bad Bunny

Billboard has released its 2020 year-end Top Latin Artists chart, with the 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer-songwriter coming in at No. 1 for the second consecutive year.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny also ranks as the Top Male Artist.

Bad Bunny notched a field-dominating 41 charting songs on the airplay-, streaming- and digital sales-blended Hot Latin Songs chart during the tracking year (five of them spent time at No. 1, seeding a booming closing year for the artist whose full name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio). Plus, on the Top Latin Albums chart, he spent 45 weeks at No. 1 during the chart year with three different No. 1 albums.

J Balvin is the runner-up on the year-end Top Latin Artists chart, Ozuna comes in third place, while Anuel AA, Sech and Maluma are Nos. 4-6, respectively. The male reggaetón brigade in the top 10 is closed by Myke Towers at No. 10.

Karol G leads the female flock closing as the Top Female Artist for a second year in a row (and the only woman in the year-end top 10).

The 29-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter comes in as the No. 8 artist; she was No. 9 in 2019. (Shakira was the lone woman in the top 10 in 2018 and 2017.)

Karol G was the only female act who mostly records in Spanish to reach No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart during the 2020 chart year. She topped the list with “Tusa,” a collaboration with hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj, which led the list for four weeks.

Newcomer Natanael Cano earns the No. 7 spot on the Top Latin Artists chart (he’s also the Top New Artist).

The 19-year-old Mexican musician’s year-end finish was aided by his seven charting hits on the Hot Latin Songs chart during the chart year, along with his album Corridos Tumbados spending half of the year locked in the weekly top 10 of the Top Latin Albums chart, placing him as one of the trailblazers of the corridos tumbados squad.

Eslabon Armado is the Top Duo/Group.

The Mexican group’s debut album Tu Veneno Mortal arrived in the top 10 on the weekly Top Latin Albums chart dated May 16 (peaking at No. 7 in July), and then, just a few months later, the teenage trio’s second album, Vibras de Noche, bowed at No. 1 (Aug. 1). It was the second title by a regional Mexican act to open at No. 1 in 2020, and earned the year’s biggest week — at that point — for a regional Mexican album in terms of equivalent album units. The Pedro Tovar-led ensemble leads the year-end Top Latin Artists – Duo/Group ranking.

Billboard’s year-end music recaps represent aggregated metrics for each artist, title, label and music contributor on the weekly charts dated November 23, 2019, through November 14, 2020. The rankings for Nielsen Music/MRC Data-based year-end recaps reflect equivalent album units, airplay, sales or streaming during the weeks that the titles appeared on a respective chart during the tracking year. Any activity registered before or after a title’s chart run isn’t considered in these rankings. That methodology detail, and the November-November time period, account for some of the difference between these lists and the calendar-year recaps that are independently compiled by Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Rosalia to Appear at This Year’s LatinFest+

Rosalíais hittin’ the fest…

The 26-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter is set to take part in the 2020 LatinFest+, which is produced by Billboardand Telemundo.

The Grammy nominee for Best New Artist will be part of a superstar Q&A taking place the week of April 20-23 in Las Vegas. 


Hailed as one the breakthrough artists of the world last year, Rosalía was the only newcomer to secure a spot on Billboard’s year-end Top Latin Artistschart and one of only six female acts to claim a spot on the 50-deep male predominant list. She has steadily populated the Latin charts captivating the industry with her flamenco genre-bending sonority and stylistic musical collision making her a trailblazer of the genre.  

Her second-studio album, the flamenco-pop-urban tinged El Mal Quererdebuted at No. 10 on the Top Latin Albumschart and Rosalía has claimed four titles on the Hot Latin Songs chart, including “Con Altura,” with J Balvinand El Guincho, which peaked at No. 13 and won best urban song at the 2019 Latin Grammyawards.

Formerly known as Billboard Latin Music Week, the now substantially bigger weeklong event and panel series will unite Latin’s top artists, including Los Tigres del NorteOzunaand J Balvin, to celebrate Hispanic music and entertainment at large. 

The inaugural Latinfest+ also marks the 30th anniversary of Billboard’s Latin Music Conference, the longest-running and biggest Latin music gathering in the world. 

Latinfest+ will be an immersive, weeklong experience for the Latin entertainment industry, artists, executives and fans and will include superstar conversations, industry panels and workshops, celebrity fireside chats, live concerts, fan experiences and live activations of some of Billboard’s most celebrated franchises, including On the Riseand Growing Up Latino.

The full-run week of activities culminates with the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live April 23 on Telemundo. Finalists for the awards will be announced in February.

Registration for 2020 LatinFest+ is officially open at http://latinfestplus.com.

Rivera’s Latest Set “1 Vida – 3 Historias” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart

She may be gone, but Jenni Rivera’s legacy lives on…

Two years after a plane crash claimed her life, the late Mexican American singer-songwriter returns to the summit on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart with 1 Vida – 3 Historias: Metamorfosis – Despedida de Culican – Jenni Vive 2013.

Jenni Rivera

The special set from La Diva de la Banda sold 4,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen, giving Rivera her sixth (and fourth consecutive) No. 1 on the chart.

Among women, only Selena has more No. 1 albums, with seven leaders.

Rivera is also the highest-ranked woman on Billboard‘s year-end Top Latin Artists chart, ranking at No. 5. The next-highest female artist is Shakira, at No. 32.