J Balvin Lands Two Singles on Spotify’s “Billions Club” Playlist

J Balvin is officially in special company…

Spotify has launched its “Billions Club” playlist to highlight the music of the members of its Billion Streams Club, including two of the 36-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter’s most iconic singles.

J Balvin

According to Spotify, the new playlist — which currently features more than 150 songs — highlights the megahits that have surpassed the one billion streams mark. Included on the new playlist are J Balvin’s “Mi Gente” with Willy William and his collaboration with Cardi B and Bad Bunny, “I Like It.”

In all Cardi B has three singles on the playlist. Along with “I Like It,” the other singles are “Girls Like You” with Maroon 5, and “Taki Taki,” her collaboration with Selena Gomez, Ozuna and DJ Snake.

Selena Gomez has three singles. Along with “Taki Taki,” her other singles on the playlist include “We Don’t Talk Anymore” with Charlie Puth, and “It Ain’t Me” with Kygo.

Bruno Mars has three singles on the playlist “That’s What I Like” and “Just the Way You Are,” as well as “Uptown Funk” with Mark Ronson.

Other Latin artists appearing on the playlist include Karol G, Danny Ocean, Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello and Luis Fonsi.

“Spotify has long celebrated artist milestones and we wanted to find a unique way to honor the artists and songs fans can’t stop listening to,” Ashley Graver, Global Head of Creative Artist Partnerships, tells Billboard. “The Billions Club playlist is a natural evolution of the plaques you have seen from multiple artists, and we are excited to give fans a one-stop destination to enjoy some of the most streamed songs in the world.”

Also in celebration of the newly rounded up collection of songs, Spotify created a video sharing how various artists have reveled when learning of the milestone and receiving their One Billion Streams plaque from the streamer.

Prior to the launch of the “Billions Club” playlist, some artists have marked hitting the billion streams achievement by doing more than just showing off their shiny new plaques on social media. Several have literally eaten off the platter-shaped badge of honor: Halsey dug into some Cheetos and candy, Joe Jonas dined on some McDonald’s, and Quavo ate some scrambled eggs and waffles with plenty of syrup, for example. (See Billboard’s gallery.)

Spotify has been busy this year launching new features beyond the just announced “Billions Club” playlist.

In April, the streaming service started adding some livestream events to artist pages, and in late May, partnered with Driift for tickets to a virtual concert series.

Cardi B, “I Like It,” featuring Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Cardi B, “Girls Like Me,” with Maroon 5
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”
Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk,” with Mark Ronson
Fifth Harmony, “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Karol G, “Tusa,” featuring Nicki Minaj
Selena Gomez, “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” with Charlie Puth
Selena Gomez, “Taki Taki,” with DJ Snake, Cardi B & Ozuna
Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me,” with Kygo
Camila Cabello, “Senorita,” with Shawn Mendes
Camila Cabello, “Havana,” featuring Young Thug
Luis Fonsi, “Despacito – Remix,” with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber
Luis Fonsi, “Despacity,” with Daddy Yankee
J Balvin, “Mi Gente,” with Willy William
Danny Ocean, “Me Rehuso”

Camila Cabello Makes History as “Never Be the Same” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs Chart

Camila Cabello is making history …

The 21-year-old Mexican and Cuban singer’s “Never Be the Same” rises 2-1 on Billboard‘s Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, dated June 30.

Camila Cabello

The track previously led the Pop Songs airplay chart for three weeks beginning May 12.

The song is Cabello’s second No. 1 on each list from her debut album, Camila, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated January 27. The set’s lead single, “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, led Pop Songs for seven weeks (beginning December 9) and Adult Pop Songs for one frame (March 3).

With “Never” following “Havana,” Cabello is the first artist to crown both the Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs charts with the first two promoted singles from a debut LP.

Lorde had previously come closest to achieving the feat, as “Royals,” the lead single from her first studio full-length, Pure Heroine, ruled both rankings in 2013. Follow-up “Team” topped Adult Pop Songs but peaked at No. 2 on Pop Songs.

The Pop Songs chart, which began in 1992, measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 160 mainstream top 40 stations. Adult Pop Songs (launched in Billboard magazine in 1996) reflects airplay on 84 adult top 40 stations.

While “Never” is Cabello’s second total Adult Pop Songs No. 1, after “Havana,” “Never” became her third leader on Pop Songs, after “Havana” and “Bad Things,” with Machine Gun Kelly, for two weeks in February 2017.

Additionally, Fifth Harmony, with Cabello as a member, led Pop Songs for two frames with “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, in June 2016; Cabello was a member of the now-on-hiatus group from its 2012 inception to December 2016.

Camila Cabello Pulls a Rare Double as She Earns First No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Havana”

It’s a rare double for Camila Cabello

The 20-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony Member has reached the summit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated January 27) for the first time, as “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, rises from No. 2 to No. 1.

Camila Cabello

The song was released on SYCO/Epic Records and is the 1,070th No. 1 in the Hot 100‘s history, which dates to the chart’s August 4, 1958, inception.

Cabello’s Hot 100 coronation accompanies her No. 1 entrance on the Billboard 200 albums chart with her debut solo set, Camila.

Additionally, “Havana” becomes Cabello’s first No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, jumping from No. 5 with a 34 percent gain to 44.9 million U.S. streams in the week ending January 18, according to Nielsen Music.

The track charges 4-2 on Digital Song Sales (which it led for two weeks), up 57 percent to 80,000 downloads sold in the week ending Jan. 18, aided by a 69-cent iTunes Store sale price. It claims the Hot 100’s top gains in both streaming and sales.

On Radio Songs (which it topped for four frames), “Havana” holds at No. 2, with 131 million in all-format airplay audience (down 5 percent) in the week ending Jan. 21.

Cabello had previously peaked as high as No. 4 on the Hot 100 both as a soloist and a member of vocal group Fifth Harmony, which she departed in December 2016. Her own “Bad Things,” with Machine Gun Kelly, hit No. 4 on February 11, 2017, while 5H‘s “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, reached the same rank on June 11, 2016.

“Havana” spent seven (nonconsecutive) weeks at No. 2 before topping the Hot 100. That’s the most time for a song at the runner-up spot before hitting No. 1 since Justin Bieber‘s “Sorry” logged a record-tying eight weeks at No. 2 in 2015-16 prior to leading for three weeks beginning January 23, 2016.

“Havana” hits No. 1 in its 23rd week on the Hot 100, equaling the longest rise to the summit for a song by a female artist in the Hot 100’s history. It matches Sia‘s “Cheap Thrills,” featuring Sean Paul, in 2016, and Patti Austin‘s “Baby, Come to Me,” with James Ingram, in 1982-83.

Only six songs overall have taken more scenic routes to No. 1 than those three, led by Los Del Rio‘s “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)“: 33 weeks in 1995-96.

Beyonce was the last artist to earn both firsts as a soloist simultaneously, with “Crazy in Love,” featuring JAY-Z, and Dangerously in Love, on July 12, 2003. The song began an eight-week Hot 100 reign the same week that her first solo album apart from Destiny’s Child (and including “Crazy”) launched at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Still, Beyoncé had previously topped both charts as a member of Destiny’s Child.

Counting purely first weeks at No. 1 on the tallies overall, Cabello is the first artist to earn both firsts in the same week since Britney Spears, whose “…Baby One More Time” ascended to No. 1 on the Hot 100 dated Jan. 30, 1999, the week that her debut album of the same name opened atop the Billboard 200.

Meanwhile, Cabello is the first artist to top both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 concurrently at all since Kendrick Lamar, who did so “Humble.” and DAMN., respectively, on May 6, 2017.

The last woman to double up at No. 1 on the charts before Cabello this week? Rihanna, with “Work,” featuring Drake, and ANTI, nearly two years ago (April 2, 2016).

Camila Cabello’s “Havana” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs Chart

She may have left her heart in Havana, but Camila Cabello is also leaving her mark on the Billboard music charts.

The 20-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer has earned her second No. 1 as a solo artist on Billboard‘s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, rises 3-1 on the tally dated December 9. Young Thug reigns in his first visit to the chart.

Camila Cabello

The Pop Songs chart, which began in 1992 measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 162 mainstream top 40 stations.

Cabello previously crowned Pop Songs for two weeks beginning February 18 with “Bad Things,” alongside Machine Gun Kelly.

As a member of Fifth Harmony, Cabello led Pop Songs when the group’s “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, began a two-week rule that June 4.

Cabello is additionally just the fifth artist to post multiple Pop Songs No. 1s as a soloist while also having ruled the ranking with a group. She joins an illustrious group that includes Beyoncé, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Justin Timberlake.

With its Latin vibe (fueled by its new Spanglish mix with Daddy Yankee, the track debuted on the Deember. 2 Latin Pop Songs chart at No. 18), “Havana” “stands out in a big way and it raises its hand among all the noise of straight-ahead pop-sounding singles,” Brian Kelly, program director of Pop Songs reporter WXSS Milwaukee (and Entercom top 40 format captain), recently told Billboard, adding that Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s smash “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, “knocked down the door [for] this type of sound.

“What once seemed like an impossible fit all of a sudden makes sense.”

On the all-genre airplay, streaming and sales-based Billboard Hot 100, “Havana” has reached a No. 2 high, for the past three weeks.

Camila Cabello Earns First No. 1 on UK Singles Chart with “Havana”

It’s a special first for Camila Cabello

The 20-year-old Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony member has landed her first No. 1 hit as a solo artist in the United Kingdom with “Havana.”

Camila Cabello

Cabello beats her previous best, the runner-up spot, on the U.K. Official Singles Chart Top 100 with 2016’s “Work From Home” when she was a member of Fifth Harmony.

“Havana” finished the chart week nearly 4,000 combined units ahead of “Rockstar” by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, which falls to No. 2 after four weeks at the top.

Fifth Harmony’s “Down” Sees Post-MTV VMAs Sales Increase of 205%

Ally Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui are cashing in…

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards generated a sizable sales gain in digital song downloads for tracks performed on the August 27 show, including the Latina singers’ Fifth Harmony single “Down” according to Nielsen Music.

Fifth Harmony

 

Following the all-girl group’s performance, as well as its win for Best Pop Video during the ceremony, the track jumped 205 percent in sales.

“Down” debuted at number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week dated June 24, 2017, with first week sales of 36,000 copies, 9.2 million streams and a 7.1 million audience reach.

This marked their second highest debut on this chart, following “Work from Home,” which debuted at number 12.

Meanwhile, Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry” saw a 41 percent uptick in sales. The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer performed the track, backed by a gospel choir, in front of a pool full of people.

“Sorry Not Sorry” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 52 three days following its release.

It sold 45,000 copies in the US alone in its first three days.

Gomez Named Favorite Female Singer at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Selena Gomez is still the Kids’ choice…

The 24-year-old Mexican American singer/actress was named Favorite Female Singer at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

Selena Gomez

It’s Gomez’s fourth award in the category in the last seven years, and her tenth orange blimp overall.

She’d previously won five awards for Favorite TV Actress for her starring role on the Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place.

Meanwhile, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Lauren Jauregui and former member Camila Cabello and their former Fifth Harmony members picked up their second straight Favorite Music Group award. Additionally, the all-girl group won a second award for Favorite Song for “Work From Home” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign).

Here’s the complete list of winners below:

Favorite Kids’ Show
Henry Danger
Favorite Family Show
Fuller House
Favorite Reality Show
America’s Got Talent
Favorite Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Male TV Star
Jace Norman (Henry, Henry Danger)
Favorite Female TV Star
Zendaya (K.C., K.C. Undercover)
Favorite Movie
Ghostbusters
Favorite Movie Actor
Chris Hemsworth (Kevin, Ghostbusters)
Favorite Movie Actress
Melissa McCarthy (Abby, Ghostbusters)
Favorie Animated Movie
Finding Dory
Favorite Voice From An Animated Movie
Ellen DeGeneres (Dory, Finding Dory)
Favorite Villain
Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets)
Favorite Butt-Kicker
Chris Evans (Captain America, Captain America: Civil War)
BFFs (Best Friends Forever)
Kevin Hart & Dwayne Johnson (Bob/Calvin, Central Intelligence)
Favorite Frenemies
Ginnifer Goodwin & Jason Bateman (Judy/Nick, Zootopia)
Most Wanted Pet
Snowball from The Secret Life of Pets (Kevin Hart)
#Squad
Finding Dory – Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Willem Dafoe,
Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy
Favorite Music Group
Fifth Harmony
Favorite Male Singer
Shawn Mendes
Favorite Female Singer
Selena Gomez
Favorite Song
“Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign
Favorite New Artist
Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Music Video
“Juju on That Beat” – Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall
Favorite DJ/EDM Artist
Calvin Harris
Favorite Soundtrack
Suicide Squad
Favorite Viral Music Artist
JoJo Siwa
Favorite Global Music Star
Little Mix (UK)
Favorite Video Game
Just Dance 2017

Mars Receives Innovator Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

Bruno Mars is a transformer…

The 31-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter picked up the Innovator Award at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Bruno Mars

But for Mars, who continues to make waves with his musical endeavors, including his latest album 24K Magic, the best is yet to come.

“Innovator is a very heavy word,” said Mars in his acceptance speech. “It’s a little ironic because I genuinely feel like I’m just getting started.”

But Mars wasn’t the only Latino artist to take home a trophy (or two)…

Ally Brooke Hernandez, Lauren Jauregui and their fellow Fifth Harmony members, including recently departed member Camila Cabello, claimed three awards.

For the second straight year, the all-girl group took home the Best Cover Song award. Last year, they won the award for their cover of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk;” this year they won for their performance of Elle King’s
Ex’s and Oh’s.”

Additionally, Fifth Harmony won for Best Music Video for their “Work From Home” clip featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and Best Fan Army for their Harmonizers.

Other winners include J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Joss Favela, Robert Trujillo and his fellow Metallica bandmates, CNCO, Calibre 50, Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho and Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga.

Here’s a look at this year’s winners:

Innovator Award:
Bruno Mars

Song of the Year: 
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” – Justin Timberlake

Female Artist of the Year: 
Adele

Male Artist of the Year: 
Justin Bieber

Best New Artist:
The Chainsmokers

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 
twenty one pilots

Best New Pop Artist: (New Category)
The Chainsmokers

Pop Album of the Year:
25 – Adele

Producer of the Year: (New Category)
Benny Blanco

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
“Heathens” – twenty one pilots

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
twenty one pilots

Alternative Rock Album of the Year:
Blurryface – twenty one pilots

Rock Song of the Year:
“Bang Bang” – Green Day

Rock Artist of the Year:
Disturbed

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: (New Category)
The Strumbellas

Rock Album of the Year:
Hardwired… to Self-Destruct – Metallica

Country Song of the Year:
“Somewhere On A Beach” – Dierks Bentley

Country Artist of the Year:
Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist: (New Category)
Kelsea Ballerini

Country Album of the Year:
Traveller – Chris Stapleton

Dance Song of the Year:
“Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey

Dance Artist of the Year: 
The Chainsmokers

Dance Album of the Year:
Collage – The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 
“One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Drake

Best New Hip-Hop Artist: (New Category)
Chance The Rapper

R&B Song of the Year:
“Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

R&B Artist of the Year: 
The Weeknd

R&B Album of the Year:
Anti – Rihanna

Latin Song of the Year: 
“Duele El Corazon” – Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin

Latin Artist of the Year: 
Nicky Jam

Best New Latin Artist: (New Category)
CNCO

Latin Album of the Year:
Energía – J Balvin

Regional Mexican Song of the Year: 
“Solo Con Verte” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 
Calibre 50

Regional Mexican Album of the Year:
Recuerden Mi Estilo – Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho

Best New R&B Artist: (New Category)  
Bryson Tiller

Best New Regional Mexican Artist: (New Category)
Joss Favela

Best Tour:
A Head Full of Dreams Tour Coldplay 

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
“Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber

Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category
“Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
“Ex’s and Oh’s” – Fifth Harmony

Best Song from a Movie: *Socially Voted Category
“Girls Talk Boys” – 5 Seconds of Summer (Ghostbusters)

Best Music Video: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
“Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Best Underground Alternative Band: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category 
Pierce the Veil

Social Star Award: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category  
Jack and Jack from Snapchat

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category
Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers

Best Solo Breakout
Zayn

Cabello Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs Chart with “Bad Things”

It’s a special first for Camila Cabello

The 19-year-old Cuban American singer and former Fifth Harmony member and Machine Gun Kelly have reached the summit on BillboardPop Songs radio airplay chart with “Bad Things.”

Camila Cabello

Cabello and Machine Gun Kelley’s collaboration climbs 2-1 on the list dated February 18.

Cabello reigns in her second visit as a soloist. A year ago, she reached No. 10 with Shawn Mendes on I Know What You Did Last Summer.

As a member of Fifth Harmony (from 2012 until this past December), Cabello charted seven Pop Songs entries, including “Work From Home” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign), which led for two weeks in June 2016.

Cabello, thus, joins an elite troop of artists who’ve topped Pop Songs (which launched in 1992) both as a soloist and as part of a group.

Here’s Cabello’s fellow group-to-solo successes below.

Justin Timberlake (eight Pop Songs No. 1s) / *NSYNC (two)
Beyonce (six) and Kelly Rowland (one) / Destiny’s Child (two)
Adam Levine (two) / Maroon 5 (nine)
Gwen Stefani (two) / No Doubt (three)
Fergie (one) / The Black Eyed Peas (three)
Wyclef Jean (one) / Fugees (one)
Nate Ruess (one) / fun. (one)
Rob Thomas (one) / matchbox twenty (one)

Also for “Bad Things” on Pop Songs: It reigns more than 17 years after the song that originally provided its chorus hit No. 8 on the chart: Fastball‘s “Out of My Head.”

Shakira’s “Chantaje” Video Ranks No. 1 on YouTube’s Music Global Top 100

Shakira is this year’s YouTube music video sensation…

The 39-year-old Colombian superstar is closing the year as the No. 1 artist on YouTube’s Music Global Top 100.

Shakira

Shakira currently ranks No. 1 on the chart dated December 15 with the official music video for her new single “Chantaje” featuring Maluma with 57.6 million views during the period from December 9-15, a 17.8% increase over the previous week.

Shakira’s sultry clip also leads as the top video of the year with more than 268 million views (and counting).

But Shakira isn’t the only Latin artist to make the Top 10 for the week…

Ricky Martin ranks at No. 5 on the chart with the official music video for his single “Vente Pa’Ca,” featuring Maluma. The clip logged an additional 30.3 million views during the week.

Meanwhile, Daddy Yankee’s “Shaky Shaky” video comes in at No. 8 woth 29.6 million views during the week.

Further down the list: Carlos Vives and Shakira’s “La Bicicleta” video at No. 11, Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” video at No. 13, J Balvin’s “Safari” video at No. 14, Zion & Lennox’s “Otra Vez” video featuring J Balvin at No. 15, Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home” video at No. 17, and Maluma’s “Sin Contrato” video at No. 18.

Click here to see the entire list.