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Gigolo y La Exce & Jay Wheeler Show the ‘Dark Side’ of Love in ‘Chantaje’ Video Premiere

Gigolo y la Exce and Jay Wheeler have joined forces for “Chantaje,” premiering exclusively on Billboard below. Kicking off with the melancholic lyrics “You were my sadness and my happiness/ A thorn that I can’t remove,” “Chantaje” (Blackmail) brings to the forefront “the dark side of a relationship that is going through difficult situations,” as described by the Puerto Rican duo in a statement. Wheeler’s dulcet vocals fit in this new romantic reggaeton that follows Gigolo y la Exce’s old-school reggaeton “De La Mata.” Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news The music video, helmed by director Joseph Cavallini and produced by his company Sleeping on Mars, shows all three acts going about their days as a mysterious woman follows them around and snaps pho...

What Some Latin Artists Are Thankful For & Thanksgiving Traditions They Celebrate

The holiday season is upon us, and as we take this time to unwind, spend time with family and friends, it’s also time to express gratitude. “I am most thankful for me and my family being healthy,” Joel Deleon tells Billboard. “During these hard times anything can happen, so I’m very grateful for that and also grateful for my fans. Without them, I wouldn’t be doing what I love and I’m overall grateful for my whole life.” To celebrate Thanksgiving, Latin artists such as Deleon, Justin Quiles, Carolina Ross and Sebastian Yatra told Billboard what they are most thankful for this year, how they celebrate Thanksgiving, and some of the holiday traditions they hold near and dear to their hearts. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news See the heartfelt answers...

Karol G to Make Acting Debut in Upcoming Netflix Series

Karol G will soon make her acting debut, she revealed last week — just a day after her “Bichota” won a Latin Grammy for best reggaeton performance. “I have a lot of things that I want to do in my life,” she told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show late last week. “I want to push myself as a woman and see how far I can go in everything.” During the interview, the Colombian singer teased fans about her forthcoming onscreen venture. “I’m going to act,” she spilled. “I have a surprise for my people in January. I’m going to start shooting a series for Netflix. It’s not about my life. I’m acting. I have a character, so I’m preparing myself for that.” Explore Explore Karol G See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news She’s already hired an acting coach and enrolled in busi...

Maná Sells Out First Forum Shows, Adds Two New Dates: Exclusive

Maná’s residency at the Los Angeles Forum is growing. Last week, the Mexican rock group announced a “residency” that would have them performing exclusively in 2022 at the Los Angeles Forum, with shows to be added as long as the group sold out existing dates. Now, after selling out their first four announced shows, amounting to 45,000 tickets in just two hours, the group is adding two new shows, set to take place June 24 and 25. Tickets will go on sale Nov. 23 at Ticketmaster.com. Explore Explore Maná See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news With the four sell-outs, Maná becomes the act with most full houses at the Forum – 15 – since the venue’s reopening, besting the record previously held by the Eagles with 12. Produced by Live Nation, tickets to the run of sh...

Memorable Speeches, Heartfelt Tributes & More Highlights From 2021 Latin Grammys

The 22nd annual Latin Grammy Awards were full of surprises and memorable moments Thursday night, airing live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on Univision. Modern-day troubadour Camilo was the big winner of the night, walking away with four wins from his 10 nominations, including best pop vocal album for Mis Manos. He was followed by the edgy Spanish artist C. Tangana and producer of the year Edgar Barrera, who took three awards each. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news Hosted by Ana Brenda Contreras, Carlos Rivera and Roselyn Sánchez, this year’s Latin Grammys included a star-studded lineup of both performers and presenters such as C. Tangana, Maná, Los Dos Carnales, Ozuna, Gloria Trevi, and Myke Towers, among others, taking the stage. Below...

Jhay Cortez Talks ‘Timelezz’ & Plays Couples Trivia With Mia Khalifa at 2021 Latin Grammys

Billboard caught Jhay Cortez on his way to the Latin Grammys on Thursday to talk about the release of Timelezz and to test his knowledge of his new girlfriend, Mia Khalifa. “It’s energies you get from the album, it’s something you get in your heart and that’s when you know,” said the Puerto Rican-born artist of how he knew his sophomore album was done. Explore See latest videos, charts and news And in a game of “How Well Do You Know Each Other” (watch above), Cortez and Khalifa test each other’s knowledge, where we learn Cortez is a rom-com fan and a night owl. Back in October, Cortez and Khalifa were at the center of romance rumors after the famous former adult film actress made her appearance onstage lying on a bed while Cortez performed “In My Room.” Earlier this month, the rumors were ...

Yotuel, Gente De Zona, & More Perform ‘Patria y Vida’ at 2021 Latin Grammys

Yotuel, Gente De Zona, Descemer Bueno and El Funky brought Cuba to the Latin Grammy stage with their poignant anthem “Patria y Vida.” Dressed in all white, the group took turns running through each verse with conviction, howling their famous “Patria y Vida” slogan as a Cuban flag waved in the audience. The performance ended with a fiery chant that quickly left the stage and emerged among the crowd: “¡Viva Cuba Libre!” After winning best urban song at the Latin Grammy premiere ceremony earlier in the day, “Patria y Vida” also won one of the biggest awards of the night: song of the year. With his Latin Grammy in hand, Yotuel dedicated the win to his mother and all Latina mothers who dream of a better future for their children. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, cha...

Bad Bunny Rocks Out During Latin Grammy Performance

Bad Bunny was on fire during his soul-baring performance of “Maldita Pobreza” at the 2021 Latin Grammy awards. Surrounded by pulsing flames, the Latin Grammy winner closed out the night with the somber deep cut, alongside a full band. Sporting a dark pink suit and curly mohawk, the hitmaker entered the stage with a black veil covering his face and inverted coloring on screen. Joining the band, Benito rocked out for the rest of his performance, as strobe lights flashed in the background. The Puerto Rican chart topper is among the most-nominated acts at the 2021 Latin Grammys, winning best rap/hip-hop song for “Booker T” and best urban album for El Último Tour Del Mundo. He is preceded by Colombian singer-songwriter Camilo with 10 nods, tropical music icon Juan Luis Guerra with six and Spani...

Mana & Alejandro Fernandez Perform ‘Mariposa Traicionera’ For 2021 Latin Grammys

For the first time ever, Maná & Alejandro Fernández performed their new version of the old classic, “Mariposa Traicionera,” at the Latin Grammys on Thursday night (Nov. 18). Joined by the band, Fernandez and frontman, Fher Olver took turns serenading the audience with the timeless track. Both the band and Fernandez hail from Guadalajara, making this collaboration a natural and highly publicized union. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news The top-selling Latin rock band released the Fernández collaboration with a music video which premiered earlier that day. Hosted by Ana Brenda Contreras, Carlos Rivera, and Roselyn Sánchez, the 22nd annual Latin Grammys Awards includes a star-studded lineup of both performers and presenters such as C. Tangana, M...

10 Things You Didn’t See on TV During the 2021 Latin Grammys

While the 22nd annual Latin Grammys treated fans with solid performances and top moments during the telecast, Billboard got the scoop on the best moments behind cameras from the venue. Airing live on Thursday (Nov. 18) night from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, the Latin Grammys returned in-person after going virtual in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news From Rauw Alejandro‘s first words after winning his first Latin Grammy to Mon Laferte’s baby bump stealing the spotlight, below are 10 things you didn’t see on television during the 22nd annual Latin Grammys. Mon Laferte’s BebéYes, the Chilean singer has been touting while increasingly pregnant. But in the red carpet, she really put baby in the forefront wi...

Camilo on Being Top 2021 Latin Grammy Nominee: ‘My Resources and Origins Were Enough’ (Watch)

Camilo arrived at the 2021 Latin Grammys rehearsals with a blue balloon in hand to use for breathing exercises. The Colombian singer-songwriter was preparing for the big night, where he leads the list of nominees with 10 nods, including the all-important album, record and song of the year categories. Explore Explore Camilo See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news “Inspiration is not something you can reach. I think it’s something divine and a gift you receive from above. That’s when one finds their identity,” he told Billboard’s Leila Cobo backstage, referring to the inspiration behind his nominated songs and album, Mis Manos. “Everything revolves around Evaluna but also the things I’m scared of and dream of,” he said of his wife, Evaluna Montaner. “With Mis Ma...

10 Things We Learned From Natti Natasha’s ‘Everybody Loves Natti’ Series

Natti Natasha isn’t holding back in her new series, Everybody Loves Natti, which will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime starting Friday (Nov. 19). “Before, I couldn’t really say anything about my life, but suddenly I’m saying everything,” the Dominican Republic chart-topping artist says during her six-episode series. And transparency is a resounding theme in Everybody Loves Natti: the “Criminal” singer discusses her humble beginnings (which included hustling as an undocumented immigrant in New York) and proves that being a mom will not handicap her career. “Being a woman and being pregnant isn’t something that has to stop me,” she says. The docuseries is an all-access pass for fans to become a fly on the wall and follow Natasha’s personal and professional life. Natasha shares never-before...