Billboard Latin Music Awards' Hot Latin Song of the Year Category Ruled by Urban Acts

Daddy Yankee & Snow - Con Calma
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Daddy Yankee and Snow, "Con Calma"

'Callaita,' 'Con Calma,' 'Calma' and 'Otro Trago' are the finalist titles.

Yesterday (Feb. 5), Billboard and Telemundo announced the finalists for the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards, with the hot Latin song of the year category as one of the 11 announced during the Digital Livestream show.

Bad Bunny and Tainy’s “Callaita,” Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma,” featuring Snow, Pedro Capó and Farruko’s “Calma” and “Otro Trago” by Sech, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna and Anuel AA are the four titles which secured a spot in the category.

The hot Latin song of the year finalists are based on cumulative performance on the weekly streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Latin Songs chart during the 12-month period covering the charts dated Feb 2, 2019 through Jan 25, 2020.

“Callaita” (No. 2 peak), has amassed a 35-week run in the top 10 on the Hot Latin Songs chart in the 12-month period since it debuted at No. 8 on the June 15-dated survey. In turn, Bad Bunny upped his-then top 10 career count to 14, while Tainy secured his first.

Daddy Yankee clocked his sixth No. 1 on the tally with “Con Calma,” which reigned for 14 consecutive weeks and spent 42 weeks on the chart during the tracking timeframe. Through his featured role on the song, Snow earned his first chart No. 1 in his first chart visit.

Meanwhile, Latin pop act Pedro Capó scored his highest charting title with the remix of “Calma,” the reggae-infused tune which blended Farruko’s urban beats, a No. 3 peak high (May 4, 2019-dated tally.) It spent 32 weeks on the chart during the tracking period, all of which were in the Top 10.

Newcomer Sech celebrated his first No 1 on the survey with “Otro Trago,” featuring Darell. The three-week ruler received a big boost in part to the remix of the cut, which dropped on July 25, 2019 that features -- in addition to Darell -- Nicky Jam, Ozuna and Anuel AA.  While Darell nabbed his second No. 1, Jam, Ozuna and Anuel, claimed their fifth, third and second leaders, respectively. “Otro Trago” spent 38 weeks on the chart, with 32 of those weeks in the Top 10 over the relevant 12 months.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live April 23 on Telemundo, culminates the inaugural Latinfest+, 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 Rise and Growing Up Latino.

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

Ozuna is among the finalists for the Hot Latin Song of The Year category who will also speak at LAtinfest+. For more information and registration, please visit latinfestplus.com.

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