Natti Natasha was up against music icons like Jennifer Lopez at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, but the 32-year-old prevailed, walking away with the award for Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female. The award commemorates an impressive rise for Natasha. After years of singles and collaborations, her debut album, released in February through Pina Records/The Orchard, is the breakthrough project elevating her to international fame and critical success.
On December 6, 2018, Kiyoko took the stage at the annual celebration to accept the Rising Star honor in front of industry executives, fellow artists and her friends and family. The Billboard award capped off an incredible year for Kiyoko -- one her fans and the media declared #20GAYTEEN in homage to the rapid rise of publicly queer musicians in mainstream music, led by Kiyoko.
Last night, the 2018 American Music Awards hosted some of the greatest names in music for an unforgettable evening of performances and pop-culture moments. Before the party kicked off on stage, AMA red carpet hosts Erika Jayne and AJ Gibson caught up with world-renowned cellist and performer Tina Guo to discuss her creative process and new partnership with The Ritz-Carlton. Guo, who has become well known for her distinctive sound and musical contributions to films like 2017’s Wonder Woman, has teamed up with the brand to bring her unique talent to different hotel locations around the globe.
Billboard and W Hotels are excited to announce Sofia Reyes as the newest rising artist to join the Next Up: New Artist, New Music program. The Latin pop star will kick off the partnership with an intimate performance in Bogota, Colombia and exclusive video content to chronicle her journey to becoming the Next Up artist.