The nominees for this year’s Premios Lo Nuestro have been announced. On Tuesday (Jan. 12) American Spanish-language broadcaster Univision revealed the full list of 147 artists nominated across a total of 34 music categories, honouring urban, pop, tropical and regional Mexican genres.
Earning THE most and leading the way for the culture, was the man himself, J Balvin, with 14 nominations, followed by fellow made in Medellin reggaetonero Maluma who garnered 12, Camilo received 10 and Ozunapicked up eight.
Repping the females in the industry, Karol G and Natti Natasha, both with seven noms, along with Bad Bunny, Sebastian Yatra, and Sechwho also earned seven each.
Four new categories were added to this year’s 33rd annual edition of the Latin music awards, including Urban album of the year, disputedbySech (1-1), J Balvin (Colores), Ozuna (Nibiru), Maluma (Papi Juancho) and Bad Bunny (YHLQMDLG).
And so it seems, urban continues to dominate the Latin Music scene across other categories including Premio Lo Nuestro Artist Of The Year – with Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Karol G, Maluma, Natti Natasha and Ozuna, all nominated against pop artists Camilo,Sebastian Yatra and Mexican stars Alejandro Fernandez and Christian Nodal.
Ready to claim the Urban Male Artist Of The Year award are: Anuel, Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, Farruko, J Balvin, Maluma, Ozuna and Sech. As for the ladies, the Urban Female Artist Of The Year award will see Anitta, Becky G, Cazzu, Ivy Queen, Karol G, Natti Natasha, Paloma Mami and la Rosalia! all up against each other.
The ceremony set to air live via Univision on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7:00 pm ET will be held at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, where new musical premieres, exclusive collaborations and special tribute performances will be expected to take place all under one roof.
On 1st October 2023, London’s OVO Arena Wembley welcomes the global Latin music Superstar that is Latin Grammy award winner Rauw Alejandro as part of his ‘Saturno’ World Tour. The one night only Show is a not-to-be-missed event that showcases the Puerto Rican hitmaker’s UK debut, immense talent, and critically acclaimed original sound.
Rauw Alejandro’s hugely successful collaborations with Global Latin superstars Bad Bunny, Shakira, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin and Rosalia as well as mainstream artists Selena Gomez and Chris Brown, have undoubtedly brought his talents to a wider audience, and gained him legions of new fans. His recently released collaborative single, ‘Beso’, recorded with his fiancée, Spanish singer-songwriter Rosalia, showcases a more romantic vibe and leaves you wanting to hear more from the King of Modern Reggaeton.
The Latin Grammy award winning and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter is very much a leader of the new generation of Puerto Rican urban musicians and Latin music artists. Proudly maintaining roots to his island of birth, Alejandro is enjoying a wild ride flawlessly flowing from one catchy music style to another, and making them all his own.
The reggaeton genius’s biggest hit to date, ‘Todo De Ti’ has over 2 billion streams worldwide! The mega-hit reached #2 on Spotify’s Global chart, and stayed there for over three weeks. It also broke records in Spain, with 1.68 million streams in a single day, and reached the Number 1 spot in Spain, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and the Dominican Republic.
The ‘Saturno’ World Tour highlights high-energy hits from Rauw’s 2022 album ‘Saturno’ including ‘Lokera’ & Punto 40’, ‘De Carolina’ and plenty of his exhilarating modern mega-hits, like ‘Todo de Ti’, ‘Tattoo’, ‘Nostalgia’, ‘Fantasías’, ‘Te Felicito’, ‘Curame’, ‘Party’, ‘El Reloj’, ‘2/Catorce’, ‘Baila Conmigo’ and more. The exciting eclectic mix sounds will have you rocking at the London’s OVO Arena Wembley electrifying sold-out performance on 1st October 2023. Rauw Alejandro’s Concert is truly a vibrant, rhythm accentuated show.
The ‘Saturno’ World Tour follows on from the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter’s successful ‘Vice Verse’ Tour jaunt, in the Americas last year, which won him hordes of new fans. It’s reported that 11 of his North American concerts averaged a gross of $1.02 million per show! Rauw Alejandro’s top-grossing performance in 2022 was at Inglewood, California’s Kia Forum. The reggaeton genius’s sell-out show racked up a staggering $1.56 million from 13,826 tickets sold.
The genius dance-reggaeton voyager Alejandro’s intergalactic vibe space odyssey promises to take you to a freestyle-driven jam party that you’ll never forget. Catch this Latin streaming record-breaking, global chart topper on his astronomic rise to superstardom.
This show is brought to you by La Pollera Colora UK & DJ Khriz UK
Tickets go on General Sale at 10am on Friday 14th April 2023.
“One of the best concerts I’ve ever been to in the last five years… Rosalía is a world-building pop icon, à la Beyoncé or Rihanna…and ‘MOTOMAMI’ is an extremely dynamic record, from one of the most sonically ambitious and most innovative artists today “ – New York Times
Rosalia has established herself as a force to be reckoned with in live music… with a Mesmerizing and Electrifying show….and with MOTOMAMI, she creates a breathtaking sonic playground” – Billboard
Today, Grammy and eight-time Latin Grammy-award winning artist ROSALÍA has announced her first ever global outing – MOTOMAMI WORLD TOUR – a massive 46 show run across 15 countries this year. Produced by Live Nation, the MOTOMAMI WORLD TOUR kicks off July in Almería, Spain at Recinto Ferial de Almeria making stops in Barcelona, Madrid, Mexico City, São Paulo, Santiago, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Amsterdam, London and more before wrapping in Paris, France at Accor Arena on December 18th.
The tour will celebrate ROSALÍA’s highly acclaimed new album MOTOMAMI and, along with many of her already well-known groundbreaking hits, bring its vision to life, for fans around the world. After an intensive three-year creative process filled with incredible attention to artistic detail, and wide global media picks that already established it as “One of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2022,”MOTOMAMI delivered an expansive, out of the box album that looks to erase previous conventional lines defining different cultures, genres, gender roles and more – providing a deeply personal modern musical duality self portrait of a strong, innovative, and proudly feminine young woman taking us on a seductive and multifaceted musical journey. The album’s March 18th release was met with an immense ‘Five Star” critical response; “A Masterpiece… One of the most ambitious albums of the decade — regardless of genre… The most thrilling, forward-thinking music we’re likely to hear all year”… representing what is new and exciting about pop music.”
As a result, MOTOMAMI debuted at #1 on Spotify’s Global Album Chart, (a first-ever accomplishment for a Spanish artist), scored the strongest Billboard chart debut of any 2022 Latin album, and achieved the highest Metacritic rating (95) of any album released this year. In tandem with the release, ROSALÍA also personally oversaw the innovative and widely praised production for performances on Saturday Night Live, and a first-of-its-kind TikTok Live that attracted Three Million viewers, while building even further anticipation for her full-fledged tour production.
“MOTOMAMI showcases Rosalía’s exceptional range… She has Kawasaki-zoomed into the 21st century [with] that voice! Her pristine soprano tone [and] the power she wields behind it. The epic, eye-popping TikTok live performance was as innovative as her album, setting another new bar for creativity” – Pitchfork
TICKETS: Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, April 22nd at 10am local time on rosalia.com
NORTH AMERICA PRESALE: American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Monday, April 18 at 12pm local time through Thursday, April 21 at 10pm local time.
U.S. PRESALE: Verizon will offer an exclusive presale for the Rosalia 2022 tour in the U.S through the customer loyalty program Verizon Up. Members will have access to purchase presale tickets for select shows beginning Wednesday, April 20 at 10am local time until Thursday, April 21 at 10pm local time. For more details and to sign up, visit Verizon Up.
VIP: Rosalía will offer VIP packages for each show that include premium tickets, specially designed merchandise, commemorative concert ticket designed by Rosalía & more! Package contents vary based on offer selected. Fans can visit www.VIPNation.com for more information!
Sun Oct 2 – San Diego, California – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Tue Oct 4 – San Francisco, California – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Fri Oct 7 – Inglewood, California – YouTube Theater
Sat Oct 8 – Inglewood, California – YouTube Theater
Wed Oct 12 – Houston, Texas – 713 Music Hall
Fri Oct 14 – Irving, Texas – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Mon Oct 17 – Atlanta, Georgia – Coca-Cola Roxy
Sat Oct 22 – Miami, FL – iii Points Festival
Fri Nov 25 – Braga, Portugal – Altice Forum Braga
Sun Nov 27 – Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena
Thu Dec 1 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
Sun Dec 4 – Berlin, Germany – Velodrom
Wed Dec 7 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Hall
Sat Dec 10 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
Mon Dec 12 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
Thu Dec 15 – London, United Kingdom – The O2
Sun Dec 18 – Paris, France – Accor Arena
Rosalía is a Grammy & Eight-Time Latin Grammy Winner who has quickly “leapt to the forefront of the global pop landscape” on the strength of her innovative musical fusions and distinctive style. She has repeatedly shattered barriers for both female and Spanish language artists, while being widely hailed as: “a complicated genius … reflecting femininity and strength… a new generation leader…making Flamenco a global phenomenon… while becoming Earth’s Most Exciting Pop Star.” With the May 2018 release of Rosalía’s innovative breakthrough single “Malamente (Cap.1: Augurio)” – and the fall arrival of her landmark album “El Mal Querer,” fans worldwide quickly embraced Rosalía’s phenomenal vocal capability meshed with her now fully realized fusion of classic Flamenco and other timeless music styles of Spain, with R&B, hip-hop, contemporary Latin-American rhythms and electronic beats. Coupled with Rosalía’s strong influences from industrial visual arts, female empowerment, fashion and choreography, it became clear to critics that: “El Mal Querer is a boundary-breaking modern masterpiece … that has resonated like a shockwave… it stands out from virtually everything else on the global pop landscape.”
As a result of the album’s long-running impact, and additional 2019 singles that followed, Rosalía garnered a GRAMMY Award, standout GRAMMY performance, the historic first-ever Best New Artist Grammy nomination for a Spanish Language artist, and eight Latin Grammys, including Album of the Year. Additional acclaim has included 2 MTV VMA’s, multiple magazine covers-including the annual Sunday New York Times Magazine’s special Culture Cover, highly praised Coachella and Lollapalooza festival appearances, the most watched global YouTube video of 2019 for a female artist, and “Best Music of the Decade” picks from Rolling Stone, Billboard, GQ, The LA Times, Pitchfork and more. While Rosalía has spent a large majority of time immersed in the creative process of writing and recording her eagerly-awaited next album, she also finalized landmark brand partnerships with Nike and MAC’s “Viva Glam” campaign, lead the field of LATIN GRAMMY winners for the second year in a row became the first-ever all-Spanish language music artist to grace the COVER of VOGUE in the United States (with the January 2021 “Vogue Values” issue, photographed by Annie Leibovitz), and joined Travis Scott, Bad Bunny, the Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Arca, Tokisha and more on massive streaming collaborative tracks. She now begins her next creative chapter with the music of MOTOMAMI.
During the past month, everyone has been asking what happened to Feid’s London Show.
According to one of his Instagram posts mentioning the Europe tour, London was included as one of the cities he was performing in, London’s turn was going to be on 13th Aug. So what happened?
London reggaeton has spoken directly to Feid’s management and booking who confirmed availability for the show on the due date, however an agreement to make the show happen was not met, furthermore other Reggaeton London local promoters showed interest in making the show happen but according to confidential sources it was already late for the artist to accommodate dates for UK visas and logistics to be executed due to his busy Spanish tour schedules.
As Local promoters including us London Reggaeton have not announced the show, the show won’t be treated as a Cancelation as tickets to the relevant event did not release for sale.
Sorry to all Feid’s London Fans who waited a long time to see the artist perform, we hope to have better news for you soon.
Fans around the world and Europe have been waiting for the Colombian artist “Karol G” to arrive in Europe this year 2022, Unfortunately, Karol G would only perform in 1 city as a single and only stop in Europe this summer.
According to respected sources, the artist wants to bring a massive quality show to her Europe fans but due to her tight schedule in recording sessions and USA tour dates, she will need more time to prepare what she has been planning for this particular audience.
It’s not all bad news of Karol is not performing in your city this year, you can get tickets to Valencia. As confirmed by the ‘Bichota,’ one of the most powerful Latin artists of the moment, her participation in the Diversity Festival will be her only show in Europe. It will be on July 23, and she will share the bill with big names like Black Eyed Peas, H.E.R., Don Diable, LP, Rag’n’Bone, Cupido, Jimena Amarilla and others.
The young singer from Medellín will perform at the Ciutat de les Arts y les Ciències, and will be the urban artist who will attract the most attention. Christina Aguilera, Nicki Nicole or Ozuna will also perform, and historical references such as Iggy Pop. As usual with Summer festivals, it will be a musical potpourri for all tastes, marked by the suffocating heat of the Valencian Summer. In total, there will be more than 50 performances between July 21 and 23.
Karol G visits Spain three years after her last performance in the country, and she arrives at likely the best moment of her career. One of her latest hits, “Provenza,” is number 1 on the World Top Video Clips, as well as number one on the U.S. Hot Latin Songs.
AS BAD BUNNY SMASHES APPLE MUSIC RECORDS, HIS MANAGER NOAH ASSAD SAYS LATIN MUSIC WILL ‘KEEP GROWING’
There’s “no stopping” Latin Music. The words of Rimas Entertainment CEO Noah Assad, manager of independent Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny, speaking to MBW.
Assad’s comments come a month after MBW predicted that the recorded music market for Latin artists in the United States would generate more than $1 billion in revenue across the 12 months of 2022.
Today, we can reveal further proof of the Latin music sector’s stratospheric rise.
Latin music just scored its biggest ever week by streams worldwide on Apple Music, for the week ending Friday, May 13, thanks to the release of two blockbuster albums, one from Bad Bunny and one from Música Mexicana star Eslabon Armado.
In the same week (to Thurs, May 12), the wider Latin genre achieved its highest ever weekly streaming total in the US (across all platforms) of 1.82 billion on-demand audio (ODA) streams, according to Luminate data.
That 1.82 billion ODA total was enough to leapfrog Latin music above Country music as the US’s fourth-biggest streaming genre (behind hip-hop, rock and pop).
With 328 million first week ODA streams, Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti was responsible for nearly 1 in 5 (~18%) of all Latin genre streams that took place in the US during the chart week in question (ending May 12).
Now, speaking with MBW, Rimas Entertainment CEO Noah Assad says he predicts Latin music will “keep on growing”.
He adds simply: “There’s no stopping it, you know? There’s no stopping it.”
In the week ending May 13, UnVerano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny’s fourth studio album, broke the record for the highest first-week streams worldwide for a Latin album in Apple Music history.
The artist also broke the first-week streaming record for a Latin song on Apple Music worldwide with Moscow Mule.
Eslabon Armado’s NOSTALGIA, meanwhile, broke the first-week streaming record worldwide for a Música Mexicana album.
On Friday May 6, Latin Music accounted for 31 of the songs on Apple Music’s global Daily Top 100, a record for the genre. The previous record was 21 Latin songs, upon the release of Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG.
(Bad Bunny logged 22 songs on Apple‘s global Daily Top 100 on May 6, breaking the record for most entries by a single Latin artist.)
Latin music’s global explosion – and of course Bad Bunny’s global success – obviously hasn’t been an isolated Apple Music event.
Spotify has already confirmed that on Friday, May 6, Bad Bunny became the all-time most-streamed artist globally on its platform in a single day, racking up 183 million streams within 24 hours.
Bad Bunny was also named as the most-streamed artist in the world on Spotify for the second year in a row in 2021, achieving that feat without even releasing an album last year.
Rimas Entertainment is a self-described independent “music powerhouse” that encompasses a label and artist management.
It was launched by Assad in 2014, and in addition to Bad Bunny, Rimas’ roster includes streaming superstars like Jowell & Randy, Arcángel, Eladio Carrión and more.
Bad Bunny signed with Assad’s Rimas in 2016, and in 2020, Rimas released three of his albums – YHLQMDLG, LAS QUE NO IBAN A SALIR, and EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO – the latter of which became the first all Spanish album to hit No.1 on Billboard’s Top 200.
Assad tells MBW that “everything we did with Rimas was out of love and out of passion for music, never thinking about how big it could get”.
He adds: “While we were just so busy working, and so involved, and so invested into what we love to do, we are now realizing everything amazing that’s been happening around us.”
“EVERYTHING WE DID WITH RIMAS WAS OUT OF LOVE AND OUT OF PASSION FOR MUSIC, NEVER THINKING ABOUT HOW BIG IT COULD GET.”
NOAH ASSAD, RIMAS ENTERTAINMENT
Rimas Entertainment’s distribution for all of Bad Bunny’s albums has been handled by The Orchard. Rimas also struck a new global deal with The Orchard in June 2021 covering its catalog material and new projects.
Speaking to MBW, The Orchard’s CEO, Brad Navin, says: “Rimas and The Orchard’s partnership is about constantly rethinking music release strategies with the fan always top of mind, as well as emphasizing that boundaries no longer exist and great music transcends language.”
He adds: “Latin music has always been a varied and strong segment of the industry, with genres gaining traction outside Spanish speaking markets. Now, Bad Bunny is leading mainstream global culture, through authenticity, connectivity and his incredible talent.”
“BAD BUNNY IS LEADING MAINSTREAM GLOBAL CULTURE, THROUGH AUTHENTICITY, CONNECTIVITY AND HIS INCREDIBLE TALENT.”
BRAD NAVIN, THE ORCHARD
According to Apple Music, streams for Latin have more than doubled on its platform over the past three years.
Musica Mexicana, in particular, has been one of the fastest-growing genres on Apple Music worldwide, growing over 150% over the past three years.
Apple Music says that plays for many Latin editorial playlists, meanwhile, have seen triple-digit growth in the past year, including Por Siempre Hits and Puro Pop, up 229% and 127% respectively.
Speaking to MBW about Bad Bunny’s success on Apple Music specifically, manager Noah Assad says that, “Apple’s been very invested into his career since day one”.
He adds: “They always double, [even] triple down on him. [Apple] always understanding him has been very important. As well as understanding his creativity, and understanding his art ethic, [they understand] when he has something on his mind.
“[Apple] always help him achieve what he has in mind and it’s always a cross-collaboration with them. We’re very happy with the partnership and we hope to be [partners for] many years to come.”
According to Apple Music, several other Latin music records have been broken on its platform this year.
In March, for example, Rosalía broke the record for the biggest first-week worldwide for a female Latin album with her third studio album, MOTOMAMI.
In February, Becky G. and KAROL G broke the record for the biggest first-week worldwide for an all-female Latin collaboration with their song MAMIII.
In March, Yahritza Y Su Esencia broke the record for the biggest first-week streams worldwide for a Música Mexicana song with Soy El Unico. It was also the biggest debut single in the genre’s history and the biggest first week for a female Música Mexicana single.
In April, Yahritza Y Su Esencia broke the record for the most first-week streams worldwide for a debut Música Mexicana EP, with the 5-track Obsessed EP.
For the Season 14 premiere of Complex’sSneaker Shopping, the Latin artist joined host Joe La Puma at Stadium Goods where he revealed that there’s another J Balvin x Jordan sneaker on the way. While the specifics behind the next shoe weren’t shared, Balvin did reveal a teaser for a new Air Jordan branding on social media last week, which showcased his signature lightning bolt logo for the “Air” text.
“It’s not even one, two, three, four, it’s more. This is just the first one, and I’m telling you the second one, we went to another level,” says Balvin.
As of now, Jordan Brand has yet to confirm the details for Balvin’s next collab, but stay tuned to Sole Collector for new developments as they become available.
UPDATE (11/09/21): After previously revealing that he had another project on the way, we now have more information around J Balvin’s upcoming second collaboration with Jordan Brand. And fittingly, it’s an Air Jordan 2. The reggaeton superstar teased a pair of images on Instagram that reveal MJ’s second signature model made over with glowing detailing. No release information was provided, but former Jordan Brand employee Frank Cook, who was involved with Balvin’s Air Jordan 1, shared on his account that the shoe is the “first LED infused Jordan Retro.” Check out the teasers below.
UPDATE (05/18/22): Thanks to @Solebyjc and @Sneaktribe on Instagram, we now have a closer look at J Balvin’s Air Jordan 2 collab. According to the accounts, the sneaker is slated to hit shelves in October. Check back soon to Sole Collector for updates.
UPDATE (05/22): A set of detailed J Balvin x Air Jordan 2 images via knowing_kicks.
Eladio Carrión is a Latin trap, hip-hop artist from Kansas City, Missouri.
He began gaining attention in 2012 when he started uploading comedy videos to platforms such as Vine and Instagram. After gaining a strong online following, he eventually shared his music in 2015, going on to release three studio albums including, most recently, ‘Willow Boyz II’ in 2021.
‘KARMA ‘ IS PROUD TO LAUNCH A EXCLUSIVE & INTIMATE LIVE SHOW on Friday 8th of July Reggaeton Star @CRIS_EMEJOTA will be the first time in uk offering us a exclusive & intimate Show hosted at Paradise London Nightclub Vauxhall.
The Chilean Reggaeton artist will be performing all his hits! such as “Locura y maldad”, “De ti soy adicto”, “Te fuiste con otro”, and “Los malvekes” in collaboration with Marcianeke, Simon La Letra, which was very successful.
On January 20, 2022, he released the single “Una noche en Medellín”, which achieved significant popularity on the social network TikTok, so thanks to this the song rose to the top of several international popularity charts, highlighting Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Spain, in addition to being the first Chilean artist to place himself among the 30 most listened to songs on Spotify globally, thus surpassing Harry Nach and Paloma Mami, who had achieved it before but in much lower positions.4
Ufse Entertaiment in partnership with indigo at the O2 welcomes Chimbala for his first ever concert in the UK.
CHIMBALA is a Dominican urban music rapper and singer from Santo Domingo. He is dubbed as one of the primary pioneers of Dembow in Latin America.
Through his electrifying performance, indigo at The O2 will be lit up by the rich and diverse culture of the Dominican Republic. If there is one thing Dominicans are known for, it is how to party and have a good time. You don’t want to miss this.
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