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. Erika Ender Performs 'Despacito' Acoustic Version

    September 18, 2017 8:55 PM EDT Have you ever heard the acoustic version of "Despacito" played by its co-author Erika Ender? Probably not! On Monday, September 18, Ender visited Billboard to perform live songs from her new album Tatuajes . The session culminated in her rendition of the 2017 Song of the Summer , …

  4. Charly Black & Luis Fonsi Join Forces on 'Party Animal' Remake: Premiere

    September 14, 2017 3:42 PM EDT Superstar Luis Fonsi and dancehall artist Charly Black  have joined forces to present a new rendition of the dancehall-pop anthem “Party Animal,” which can be listen exclusively on Billboard . Unlike Fonsi's global smash "Despacito" and "Kissing Strangers" remix (with…

  5. Luis Fonsi's 15 Best Songs: Critic's Pick

    September 12, 2017 11:59 PM EDT Luis Fonsi  will take his music around the globe with his  Love and Dance tour, which kicked off last weekend in the U.S. There's a whole lot more to his repertoire than "Despacito" (with Daddy Yankee ), which turned him into an international phenomenon. The singer already had…

  6. Justin Bieber Introduces 'Hand in Hand' Prayer, Tori Kelly & Luis Fonsi Perform 'Hallelujah'

    September 12, 2017 8:40 PM EDT Making one of his first public appearances since canceling the end of his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber appeared at the Hand-in-Hand telethon on Tuesday night (Sept. 12) to introduce a prayer. “I’m super grateful to be part of this cause," Bieber expressed. "We don’t want you guys to…

  7. Luis Fonsi to Receive Trailblazer Award at Hispanic Heritage Awards

    September 11, 2017 4:41 PM EDT Puerto Rican superstar  Luis Fonsi  will be honored by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) with the special Trailblazer Award at the 30th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, Billboard has learned. The Hispanic Heritage Awards will take place at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Thursday,…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. '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"…

  11. ¡Vamos "Despacito"! Watch Our Congratulatory Video

    September 01, 2017 5:27 PM EDT Felicidades!! This week "Despacito" tied the record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart, with 16 to date. To celebrate, stars and executives alike joined to congratulate Luis Fonsi and his pals Daddy Yankee , songwriter Erika Ender and Justin Bieber .  “Despacito has…

  12. 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…

  13. Luis Fonsi, Carlos Vives and More: You Won't Believe What These Latin Stars Studied In College

    August 29, 2017 4:34 PM EDT In the next several weeks, most students in the U.S. will be returning to school and college. Among them will be thousands of students who dream of pursuing a career in music. But while many Latin stars studied music in college, many took different academic paths, eventually landing in music.…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. '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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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