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Saturday, Feb 17

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Aleks Syntek Becomes a Worldwide Twitter Trend After Heated Debate Over Latin Music

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You might have been wondering Friday afternoon (Feb. 16) why Aleks Syntek was a global trending topic. He’s a Mexican singer/songwriter known for his artsy pop, high musicianship and, now, a heated Twitter battle over music that became an…

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Becky G on Finding 'The Difference Between Classy & Raunchy' With Racy 'Mayores'

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Becky G talks about the lyrics to Mayores and the fine line between raunchy and classy.

Friday, Feb 16

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This Week in Latin Music: Claudia Leitte, Bad Bunny, Cardi B & More Drop New Material

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This week in Latin music, Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte premiered the official video for "Carnaval" featuring Pitbull. Both Amara La Negra and Sammi Sanchez dropped homages to the iconic '90s reggae era with "What a Bam Bam" and "Pum…

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Ozuna Talks Charity Odisea Children: 'It Comes From My Heart'

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Puerto Rican singer Ozuna recently sat down with Billboard to discuss his charity Odisea Children and what inspires him to continue his work with the organization.

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Meet Nathalia Gaviria, the Colombian Fashion Designer Behind J Balvin's Cultural 'Machika' Video

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With a song that debuted in the top 10, followed by a music video that has 72 millions views on Youtube and counting so far, it’s no surprise J Balvin’s “Machika” featuring Anitta and Jeon is red hot.

Romeo Santos Kicks Off His Golden Tour With Career-Spanning Hits, a Cardi B Cameo & More: Recap

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On an unseasonably warm Thursday night (Feb. 15), the self-proclaimed King of Bachata kicked off his 18-city Golden Tour in New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

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Ozuna & Romeo Santos' 'El Farsante' Flies Up Streaming Songs Chart

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The song becomes both artists’ highest charting effort following the release of its music video.

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Sammi Sanchez Samples Panamanian Reggae Legend El General in 'Pum Pum' Premiere With Reykon: Watch

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Mexican pop star Sammi Sanchez recruits Colombian reggaetonero Reykon in the official premiere of "Pum Pum," a dance floor anthem that harks back to the iconic '90s reggae era.

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Silvestre Dangond Earns First Top 10 on Latin Airplay Chart With Nicky Jam Collab 'Casate Conmigo'

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Singer Silvestre Dangond earns his first top 10 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated Feb. 17) with his Nicky Jam collaboration “Casate Conmigo.” The track ascends 12-9 in its 10th chart week with 10.7 million in audience -- up 11 percent in…

Thursday, Feb 15

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Bad Bunny Loses Trap & Gets Real About Heartbreak on 'Amorfoda': Watch

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Following Valentine's Day, a holiday intended to celebrate love, Bad Bunny premiered a new video that finds the Latin sensation regretting having ever met the one he fell for.

DJ Chuckie on J Balvin's 'Machika' & Bubbling His Way to the Billboard Latin Charts

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The Suriname native who made his name on the Dutch club scene co-produced the J Balvin hit featuring Jeon and Anitta.

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Daddy Yankee, Pitbull & Laura Pausini Added to Premio Lo Nuestro 2018 Lineup

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Premio Lo Nuestro 2018 will include some of the year’s hottest newcomers, as well as some established legends in Latin music.

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Leslie Grace Explains How the Evolution in Latin Music Showcases Her Real Influences

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A few years ago, bachata had a moment in Latin music, giving opportunities to talents such as Leslie Grace, whose cover of "Be My Baby" in bachata launched her own musical career.

From Hip-Hop to Jazz to Reggae, Here Are the Cuban Artists You Should Be Listening to Today

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With Cuba making headlines every other week for one reason or another, and U.S.-Cuba relations at an apparent standstill, it behooves us to...

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Becky G on Her First No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart With 'Mayores': 'I Feel Like I'm Flying'

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Becky G scores her first No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart, as “Mayores,” featuring Bad Bunny, lifts 2-1 in its 24th week (...

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Months After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's Music Industry Is 'Open for Business'

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Not yet six months post-Maria, Puerto Rico’s music industry bounces back.

Gente de Zona and Visitante Will Be Honored at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

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Cuban duo Gente De Zona and Puerto Rican songwriter/producer Eduardo Cabra will receive special honors at next month's ASCAP Latin Music Awards.

Ozuna In Puerto Rico: A Latin Superstar's Homecoming

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Blending reggaetón and Latin trap into an emotionally raw style all his own, Ozuna became a star to Spanish-speaking audiences. As his music finally starts to conquer the continental United States, a local hero comes home to his island and…

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'Despacito' Engineer Luis 'Salda' Saldarriaga Hopes Song's Clout Will Boost His Green Card Chances

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The engineer for "Despacito," Luis “Salda” Saldarriaga, hopes it helps his chance of obtaining permanent residence through an existing visa program which allows those with extraordinary talent to secure a green card.

Wednesday, Feb 14

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Karol G and Nacho Express How They Feel as 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

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Karol G is a first-time finalist, and Nacho is a first-time finalist as a soloist, having previously been one as part of the Chino & Nacho duo.

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Romeo Santos & Ozuna's 'Sobredosis' Will Get You in the Mood For Valentine's Day: See the Lyric Translation

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Romeo Santos and Ozuna make nymphomania sound like a night's stay at a five-star resort on "Sobredosis." The newly...

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Princess Nokia's New Radio Show Is a Play on Her New York Roots & Puerto Rican Heritage

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Remember those emo days in high school? Get ready for a dose of music-evoked nostalgia, courtesy of Harlem rapper Princess Nokia.

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The Best Latin Love Songs for Valentine's Day

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From the deepest lyric of "El Farsante" by Ozuna, which admits that he has been a bad person but really feels love, to the Franco de Vita's classic "Te Amo," listen to the twelve best songs to celebrate the day of love.

Tuesday, Feb 13

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J Alvarez Performs Live on Billboard, Talks Tego Calderon Influence, New Music & More: Watch

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Latin Grammy-nominated reggaetonero J Alvarez stopped by Billboard's headquarters for a special in-studio performance, live from New...

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Amara La Negra Samples Classic Reggae Anthem 'Bam Bam' in First Single & Video From Debut Album: Watch

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Dembow extraordinaire and purveyor of #BlackGirlMagic, Amara La Nerga dropped new music since signing a multi-million, multi-album record deal with Fast Life Entertainment Worldwide and BMG, Tuesday (Feb. 13). Her first single off her…

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Get Into the Fat Tuesday Spirit With the Billboard Mardi Gras 2018 Playlist

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Mardi Gras is here, which means it's time for the grand parade of all parades -- in New Orleans at least. We can look forward to bright and dazzling costumes, massive floats, huge parties and colorful beads that will probably litter the…

Ozuna Proves That Cardi B Is More Than a Rapper on 'La Modelo'

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For this week’s edition of Billboard’s How It Went Down video series, Puerto Rican urban singer Ozuna explains how his song “La Modelo” with Cardi B was born.

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Cardi B Spices Up Chris Jeday's 'Ahora Dice' Remix With Ozuna, Anuel AA, J Balvin & More

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Latin trap has become an unstoppable movement, especially after the song "Ahora Dice" by Chris Jeday with Ozuna, J Balvin and Arcangel became an international hit. Although we thought that the song would remain in 2017, it has been revived…

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The Number of Female Nominees Across Latin American Music Awards in 2017 Is Alarming

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A new, investigative analysis by Somos Ruidosa takes a magnifying glass to the dearth of female nominees in three internationally-primary Latin...

Monday, Feb 12

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Becky G, Karol G, Leslie Grace & Lali Are Squad Goals in Mau y Ricky's 'Mi Mala (Remix)' Video Premiere

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As if Mau y Ricky's "Mi Mala" featuring Karol G wasn't fiery enough, the Latin pop duo return with an extra sizzling remix to the slow reggaeton jam in the official music video premiere of "Mi Mala (Remix)."