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Alejandro Fernandez & Los Tigres Del Norte Join Dream Big Nevada Organization for Dreamers as Part of their Breaking Borders U.S. Tour

The campaign will feature personal Dreamers stories, many who have been separated from their families. Alejandro Fernandez and Los Tigres del Norte have joined Dream Big Nevada in providing Dreamers an opportunity to be heard when the two celebrated acts work together in their upcoming Breaking Borders U.S. tour, launching in August. The tour’s Aug. 23 opener in Newark, N.J. will follow Miami on Aug. 25 as part of a 17-city run through the end of the year. Dreamers will be provided seats to shows and they will be sharing their experiences. Dreamers arrived to the U.S. without the required paperwork, assimilated here and have been educated by schools in the U.S. Their stories will live on social media and will be part of a larger conversation that will unfold in a variety of ways thro...

J Balvin, Jennifer Lopez & Shakira Among 2018 MTV VMA Nominees

MTV revealed the 2018 Video Music Awards nominees Monday (July 16), where new mom Cardi B takes the lead with 10 nominations including video, song and artist of the year. The Carters (Beyoncé and JAY-Z) follow with eight nominations, and nabbing seven noms each are Childish Gambino and Drake. Among the 2018 MTV VMAs nominees are six Latino artists going head-to-head in the Best Latin category: Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Jennifer Lopez, Luis Fonsi, Maluma and Shakira. But before we show you the videos that nabbed these artists an MTV VMA nomination, we must note that a similar category was introduced to the awards show in 2010 under the name of tr3́s Latino artist of the year. The winner was chosen by votes on MTV Tr3s. Some of the artists who have nabbed this title in the past include Aventur...

Maluma Joins Premios Juventud Lineup

Latin superstar Maluma has been confirmed to perform at Premios Juventud 2018. The Colombian singer now joins Sofia Reyes, Jason Derulo and De La Ghetto, who will sing together for the first time in the United States, as well as Ozuna, Carlos Rivera, CNCO, Johann Vera, Jacob Forever, Kany Garcia and Zion & Lennox. Other performers announced include Gente de Zona, Mau & Ricky, Natti Natasha, Jackal, El Micha, IAmChino, Il Volo, Joss Favela, LIKE, Lenier, Raymix, Nio Garcia, Casper Magico, Yomil and El Dany, Yulien Oviedo and Wolfine. Premios Juventud will broadcast Sunday, July 22 at 7 p.m. ET on Univision.

‘Mi Cama’ or ‘El Anillo’: Which Is the Hottest 2018 Latin Remix?

This year has been full of hot Latin hits — which means it’s also been full of hot Latin remixes. Nicky Jam and J Balvin released their “X” remix with Ozuna and Maluma and the best friends also collaborated with Karol G on the “Mi Cama” remix. Jennifer Lopez joined the club too, releasing the “El Anillo” remix with Ozuna. Of all these songs and more, which remix is your favorite? See the full list and vote below! What Is Your favorite Latin Summer Remix?

From Daddy Yankee to Wisin & Yandel, Old-School Reggaeton Artists That We’re Still Obsessed With Today

With the rise of artists such as J Balvin, Ozuna, Maluma and Bad Bunny, the Latin urban scene is on fire, currently dominating any other Latin genre on the radio and in the club. The genre’s success has also brought to the forefront the already-existing music careers of old-school reggaeton artists, such as Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee and Plan B. Thanks to old-school and new-school collaborations — as seen on Chris Jeday‘s “Ahora Dice,” featuring Balvin, Ozuna and Arcangel — the Latin urban scene is staying strong and changing the game. Check out 10 of the hottest old-school reggaeton artists of the moment. Daddy Yankee [embedded content] Nicky Jam [embedded content] Wisin & Yandel ​[embedded content] De La Ghetto [embedded content] Arcangel ​[embedded c...

Where Is Luis Miguel’s Mother? Twitter Reacts to Series Finale

So, where is Luis Miguel mother? Nowhere. Yet.  The Telemundo/Netflix series based on the life of fabled Mexican singer Luis Miguel’s (played by Diego Boneta), which has centered in large degree to the whereabouts of his long-disappeared mother, ended in a question mark.  Luis Miguel begs his moribund father, the much-hated Luisito Rey, to tell him where to find his mother. “You already know where she is,” replies Rey, who has become the most vilified of villains, on this death bed. So, where is Marcela?  Twitter exploded after the series finale on Sunday, with #LuisMiguellaserie, #LuisitoRey, #Luisrey and #mickey all becoming global trending topics. Hold your breath. It appears a second season of Luis Miguel: La Serie is a strong possibility although an announcement has not yet been made....

Nicky Jam, J Balvin Bromance Hits New High With World Cup Final T-Shirt

Ah, Nicky Jam! You give us faith in humanity.  The reggaeton superstar performed the official World Cup song “Live It Up!” alongside Will Smith and Era Istrefi prior to the World Cup final today (July 15) between France and Croatia. What everyone’s talking about isn’t the performance, but his t-shirt, one emblazoned with a photo of J Balvin. Now, that’s what we call brotherhood.  “Te amoooooo,” tweeted Balvin. “We made it. X in the World Cup, taking me with you on your t-shirt is a sign of your generosity and greatness.”  Te amooooooo @nickyjampr lo logramos. X en el mundial, llevarme contigo en la camiseta es una muestra de tu generosidad y tu grandeza . https://t.co/Wy6vKA3g5i — J BALVIN (@JBALVIN) July 15, 2018 Nicky Jam wasn’t far behind on the social media mutual love-fest.  “Th...

Bad Bunny’s ‘Estamos Bien’ Reveals He’s Doing Just Fine: Lyric Translation

If there’s one thing that Bad Bunny wants the whole world to know is that he’s doing just fine. That’s the message he sends in his recent single “Estamos Bien,” which debuted at No. 9 on the Hot Latin Songs chart this week (dated July 14) and nabbed him his eight top 10. The homemade music video, which was self-directed by Bad Bunny in collaboration with Tainy and Young Paci, already counts with over 54 million views since its debut on June 28. In a nutshell, it’s a summer anthem because of its tropical vibes. Needless to say, the video captures what it’s like to enjoy a summer in Puerto Rico: a road trip with friends and bashing beach parties. For everyone who’s a fan of the song but can’t quite understand what it’s about, check ...

Watch Kim Viera and Daddy Yankee’s Enchanting ‘Como’ Video

New collaborations are in demand lately. The most recent is Kim Viera and Daddy Yankee with “Como,” which dropped Friday (July 13). In short, it’s a song that will make you dance until you sit down. The song fuses Caribbean sounds with Viera’s unique voice, and Daddy Yankee turns up the beat with his distinct style. The release was accompanied by a music video filmed in Puerto Rico by Carlos Perez (“Despacito”), which offers an unforgettable visual complement to the song. Watch Kim Viera and Daddy Yankee’s “Como” below. [embedded content]

Latin Women Take The Reins: Insights From the Latin Alternative Music Conference

Executives and artists spoke about proactively creating change and opportunity. Expect a sea change in the Latin music business as women both on and offstage assume leadership roles and fight back against an industry that is legendary for sexism. At the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City on July 12, a panel of female leaders in publishing, promotion, management and booking highlighted how musical and cultural trends are allowing more women to succeed. “The current crop of executives are reaching retirement age, hopefully, and there are all of us that can replace them,” said Yvonne Drazan, vice president of Peermusic’s West Coast Latin division. “[The music industry is] going to shift so the major label system won’t be able to just shove down your throat w...

Despite Latin Stars, World Cup Songs Fail to Score on Charts

Maluma, Nicky Jam, Carlos Vives and more miss the goals marked by Shakira and Ricky Martin. Despite promising starts at the World Cup, Mexico, Panama, and, notably, historic fútbol powers Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay failed to score a place in the global tournament finals.   The teams’ disappointing performances for the region that is home to some of the world’s most dedicated soccer enthusiasts and its most worshipped players (Messi, Maradona, Pelé), has been matched by the poor showing of 2018 World Cup songs featuring some of Latin music’s biggest stars on the Billboard Latin charts. Despite star power and hype, “Live It Up,” Nicky Jam’s official World Cup anthem; the Latin version of Coca-Cola album “Colors,” which paired Maluma with Jason Derulo; Prince Royce’s “90 Minutos;” J Balvin...

Purple Nails, Friendships, and Mental Health: the Message Behind Bad Bunny’s ‘Estamos Bien’ Video

Bad Bunny is off to a great week, as he debuts at No. 9 on the Hot Latin Songs chart (dated July 14) with his recent single “Estamos Bien” (We’re Fine). This is also his eight top 10, so more reason to celebrate. If you’ve yet to listen to the song, know that because of its Caribbean and positive vibes, the single can easily become your summer anthem.  The 24-year-old Latin trap artist surprised his fans when he dropped the music video, which currently amasses over 51 million views, on June 28. Compared to his other videos, such as “Soy Peor” and “Chambea,” Bad Bunny decided to opt for a homemade production that he self-directed with the collaboration of Tainy and Young Paci. In the clip, the Puerto Rican singer is seen taking bathroom selfie...