1. Who Will Win Latin AMAs 2017's Artist of the Year? Vote!

    September 19, 2017 6:25 PM EDT On Tuesday (Sept. 19) the nominees for the Latin AMAs 2017 were announced, which this year is led by Shakira who is competing on nine categories. And, this year, the competition is very tight especially in Artist of the Year category, where ten artists including Romeo Santos , Daddy Yankee ,…

  2. Shakira & Maluma Lead 2017 Latin AMAs Awards Nominations: See Full List

    September 19, 2017 4:29 PM EDT Colombian superstars Shakira and Maluma top the list of nominees for the third annual Latin American Music Awards, Billboard has learned. The nominees were announced today (Sep. 19) by Telemundo throughout the day in different TV shows and social media platforms. Shakira leads with nine…

  3. Ozuna Wows in Sold-Out Shows at Puerto Rico Coliseum: Exclusive Pix

    September 18, 2017 9:00 AM EDT Some 10 songs into the first of back-to-back shows at San Juan’s Choliseo de Puerto Rico, rising star Ozuna took a deep breath and addressed the crowd.  “Being here, my heart is full,” said the 25-year-old, stylishly dressed for his first set in green embroidered cargo pants and a shiny…

  4. De La Ghetto, Daddy Yankee & Ozuna Premiere 'La Formula' Video: Exclusive

    September 14, 2017 11:30 PM EDT What can we expect from a reunion between De La Ghetto , Daddy Yankee and Ozuna ? Simply more reggaeton! The urban superstars have joined forces to debut their collab “La Formula" on Billboard . The video -- filmed in Puerto Rico and directed by Daniel Duran -- shows fast cars,…

  5. Latin Artists Take Over YouTube's Top 25 Global Songs of the Summer

    September 07, 2017 5:33 PM EDT It’s not a surprise that Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ’s “Despacito,” the most viewed video of all times, leads YouTube’s top 25 Songs of the Summer global chart. But what is definitely a surprise is that 16 of 25 songs worldwide this year include Latino artists.  According to the streaming…

  6. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber's 'Despacito' Is the No. 1 Song of the Summer

    September 05, 2017 11:54 AM EDT The track led the weekly Songs of the Summer chart each week from start to finish. In a race that it dominated from beginning to end, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee 's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber , is Billboard 's No. 1 song of the summer of 2017. The collab crowns…

  7. 'Despacito' Drops From Top of Billboard Hot 100, Logic & Liam Payne Hit Top 10

    September 05, 2017 10:08 AM EDT Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, cedes the summit to Taylor Swift after a record-tying 16 weeks at No. 1, while Logic & Payne earn their first top 10s. As previously reported , Taylor Swift 's "Look What You Made Me Do"…

  8. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito' Tops Hot Latin Songs Chart for 30th Week

    August 30, 2017 9:53 AM EDT “Despacito” ties Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias’ “El Perdon” for second-longest reign a No. 1. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber , scores its 30th week at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart (dated  Sept. 9 ), becoming just the third song to reach the 30-week…

  9. Poll Results: Claudia Leitte & Daddy Yankee Win Best Portuguese/Spanish Collab

    August 29, 2017 8:17 PM EDT Over two weeks ago, Billboard asked fans which pair between Brazilians and Latin acts were their favorite. Among the candidates were Claudia Leitte  with  Daddy Yankee ,  Anitta  with  Maluma ,  Alejandro Sanz  with  Ivete Sangalo , and  Prince Royce  with  Michel Teló . And the winners are..…

  10. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber's 'Despacito' Ties for Longest Run at No. 1 in Hot 100's History

    August 28, 2017 2:00 PM EDT With a 16th week at No. 1, the smash matches Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" for the longest command in the chart's 59-year archives. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee 's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber , matches perhaps the most vaunted record…

  11. From Music to Movies to TV, Latinos Are Widely Underrepresented - And I'm Done With It

    August 28, 2017 1:44 PM EDT Following the 'Despacito' VMA snub, actor John Leguizamo pens a powerful essay on Latinos' absence from film, TV and media in general. It was OK in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s because we’d tell ourselves, "They don’t know better,” as a justification to ease our alienation. It…

  12. Should 'Despacito' Have Won Song of the Summer at the 2017 VMAs?

    August 28, 2017 1:34 PM EDT 'Despacito' lost song of the summer award at the 2017 VMAs to Lil Uzi Vert's 'XO Tour Llif3.' Luis Fonsi , Daddy Yankee , and Justin Bieber ’s inescapable and ever-so-catchy “Despacito” has quickly become the most memorable song of the summer. It still remains No.1 on…

  13. Latin Connection Podcast: Video Director Carlos Perez on 'Despacito'

    August 25, 2017 10:26 AM EDT Carlos Perez has directed some of Latin music’s most viewed, high-profile videos, including Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina” back in the day.  However, he’ll be the first to admit he was as taken by surprise by the success of “Despacito,” the song and the music video, as anyone else.  “I knew the…

  14. 'Despacito' Breaks Streaming Songs Chart Record for Most Weeks at No. 1

    August 24, 2017 2:25 PM EDT The inescapable hit marks its 15th week at No. 1 as it nears the record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. As Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee 's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber , moves to within a week of the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 on the…

  15. Will Taylor Swift's New Single Knock 'Despacito' Off the Top Spot on the Hot 100? Vote!

    August 23, 2017 4:33 PM EDT It's official: Taylor Swift has a new song on the way. After teasing fans with a few mysterious snake videos on social media, the  "Shake It Off" singer announced Wednesday (Aug. 23) that she'll be releasing the first single from her forthcoming album  Reputation  (due Nov…

  16. Does New Taylor Swift Single Mean 'Despacito' Won't Break Hot 100 No. 1 Record?

    August 23, 2017 3:03 PM EDT Her return track looks set for a lofty launch on the Hot 100 the same week that "Despacito" would be in line for a potential record-breaking 17th week at No. 1. As announced today , Taylor Swift 's new album, Reputation , arrives Nov. 10, and its first single could be in line…

  17. 'Sesame Street' Turns 'Despacito' Into a Song About Rubber Ducks

    August 22, 2017 6:20 PM EDT The long-running, pop culture savvy children’s show  Sesame Street  is always up for a parody regardless of if the source material is actually kid-friendly . “Despacito,” a song inoffensive to listeners who don’t bother with Spanish translations, is the latest phenomenon to get the  Sesame …

  18. Zedd, Camila Cabello & More Hot 100 Fest Artists Weigh In: Is 'Despacito' or 'Closer' the Ultimate Summer Song?

    August 21, 2017 6:05 PM EDT This year's Hot 100 Fest has come and gone, with Long Island's Northwell Health at Jones Beach Amphitheater seeing hit after hit performed across the four stages and two days (Aug. 19 and 20) from Demi Lovato 's "Confident" to DJ Khaled 's chart-topping "I&…

  19. VMAs' 'Despacito' Snub Shows Media's Latin Blind Spot

    August 21, 2017 5:15 PM EDT This month, the most-viewed YouTube video in the world won’t be recognized at the most famous video-music awards ceremony in the world. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee 's “Despacito” music video is not a nominee in any of the 2017 MTV VMA’s nine categories. According to a statement MTV gave…

  20. 'Despacito' is Second Song Ever to Lead Hot 100 for at Least 15 Weeks

    August 21, 2017 1:17 PM EDT With a 15th week at No. 1, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's smash, featuring Justin Bieber, moves to within a week of tying the record for the most time spent on top. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee 's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber , becomes just the second single to…

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