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Daddy Yankee, Fugees, Rihanna, Bad Bunny, The Weeknd & More of the Week's Biggest Winners (Sept. 24)

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Daddy Yankee on stage at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards at Watsco Center on Sept. 23, 2021 in Coral Gables, Fla.

Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny took turns on the throne during the longest running and biggest Latin music industry gathering in the world, when they received big-time honors for their contribution to the culture.

The Big Boss gave critical career advice during The Superstar Q&A and became the first urban artist to be inducted into the hall of fame at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards, where Benito took home the most awards of the night, including the prestigious artist of the year accolade.

The Weeknd and H.E.R. were also honored for their charitable contributions to the world at the Black Music Action Coalition's first Music in Action Awards.

Take a look at Billboard's weekly roundup and the "awards" it gave to this week's headlines.


Biggest Music News: Daddy Yankee dominates Latin Music Week, Bad Bunny wins big at 2021 Latin Music Awards 

Billboard's Latin Music Week -- headlined by Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam and Karol G -- wrapped this week, when the major players in the Latin music business took part in live performances, conversations, programming and networking sessions. And Bad Bunny was the biggest winner at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards Thursday night (Sept. 23), where Rosalía, Rauw Alejandro, Myke Towers, Jhay Cortez, Nicky Jam and more performed. See the photos from Latin Music Week here, and the Latin Music Awards' winners list here.

Savviest Music News: Billboard reveal two new shows dedicated to Latin superstars

Billboard announced on Tuesday (Sept. 21) that it will premiere a brand-new Facebook Watch series, 12 Hours With..., which spotlights Maluma, Anitta, Prince Royce and Mariah Angeliq during Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month. On Thursday (Sept. 23), Billboard shared details on a new video series, Cultura Clash, spotlighting Latin artists and industry executives such as Kany Garcia, Ally Brooke, Banda MS manager/founder Sergio Lizárraga and more who will discuss trending topics within the culture. Learn more about 12 Hours With... here and Cultura Clash here.

Most Record-Breaking Music News: JoJo Siwa makes Dancing With the Stars history

JoJo Siwa and her pro dance partner Jenna Johnson became the first-ever same-sex pairing on Dancing With the Stars, which premiered its 30th season on Monday (Sept. 20). They took to the stage with a performance soundtracked to Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?" and earned the highest score of the evening. Read more here.

Most Fashionable Music News: Rihanna debuts Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 3

BadGalRiRi returns with the third streamed installment of her Savage x Fenty show, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video on Friday (Sept. 24). Normani, Daddy Yankee, Jazmine Sullivan, Nas and more performed, while Erykah Badu, Vanessa Hudgens, Sabrina Carpenter and more appeared during the star-studded midnight extravaganza. Read the best moments of the show here.

Most Inspiring Music News: The Weeknd & H.E.R. honored at BMAC's Music in Action Awards

The Weeknd and H.E.R. were the co-recipients of The Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at the Black Music Action Coalition's (BMAC) first-ever Music in Action Awards Thursday night (Sept. 23). Motown CEO/chairman Ethiopian Habtemariam, Live Nation Urban president Shawn Gee, attorneys Dina LaPolt and Ben Crump, and more were among the other honorees recognized for their contributions in rectifying social justice, inclusion and/or equity issues over the last year. Learn more here.

Most Surprising Music News: Fugees announce reunion tour

Ready or not, here the Fugees come! Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel announced on Tuesday (Sept. 21) that they were getting the band back together for an international reunion tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1996 seminal album The Score. See the tour dates here, and read our recap of their NYC concert here and interview with Pras here.