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MADRID (AP) — Athletes and musicians took part in an online global music festival organized by the Spanish league that raised more than 625,000 euros ($690,000) for the fight against the...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Daddy Yankee is opening a museum in the U.S. Caribbean territory that will be dedicated to his life and the music that made him...
NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X has taken his horse to the old town road and ridden it to the top of the Billboard charts for 16 weeks, tying a record set by Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi.
NEW YORK (AP) — No artist has more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart than Mariah Carey, so it's only fitting that the singer will receive the Icon Award at the 2019 Billboard Music...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two years ago he made the whole world dance with "Despacito," but Luis Fonsi says he is still a romantic singer and is ready to show "all his cards" Friday with his new album, "Vida."
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The San Lorenzo soccer team has just scored the decisive goal to qualify for the Libertadores Cup. But in the stands behind one of the goals, fans of the Argentine team barely notice.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A list of winners in the top categories at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
— Top Hot 100 song: "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
— Top Billboard 200 album: "DAMN." by Kendrick Lamar
Luis Fonsi celebrates ‘beautiful year’
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's reggaeton-loving president may skip the next song by Latin Grammy-winner J Balvin.
The Colombian star extends a middle finger toward Nicolas Maduro and refers to him with an expletive in a brief music clip on his Instagram account. It racked up nearly 1.8 million views in the first 19 hours after being posted.
A publicist for the musician declined to say if it was a clip from an upcoming release.
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning Latin rapper Residente will receive the BMI Champion Award at the BMI Latin Awards this month.
The performing rights organization says in a statement Tuesday that Residente will be the first act to receive the honor in the 25-year history of its Latin Awards. The event takes place March 20 in Beverly Hills, California.
Residente is best known for his work in the Puerto Rican rap group Calle 13. He is the most decorated Latin Grammy act of all time with 24 wins.
NEW YORK (AP) — The annual BMI Latin Awards will honor Luis Fonsi not only for his mega smash "Despacito" but for the string of hits he's racked up over two decades.
Fonsi is set to receive the BMI President's Award on March 20 in Beverly Hills, California.
BMI says it is honoring Fonsi for being one of the "most influential" Latin music songwriters and also for his humanitarian work. The Puerto Rican singer was involved with helping the island after last year's devastating hurricane.
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending February 1, 2018:
1. Say Something (feat. Chris Stapleton), Justin Timberlake
2. You Make It Easy, Jason Aldean
3. God's Plan, Drake
4. The Middle, Zedd,Maren Morris & Grey
5. Perfect, Ed Sheeran
6. Finesse (Remix) (feat. Cardi B), Bruno Mars
7. Meant to Be (feat. Florida Georgia Line), Bebe Rexha
8. Havana (feat. Young Thug), Camila Cabello
9. Praying, Kesha
10. Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber), Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
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NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars owned the Grammys with his R&B-inspired album "24K Magic," winning all six awards he was nominated for at a show where hip-hop was expected to have a historical night.
Jay-Z, the leading nominee with eight, walked away empty handed Sunday — a year after his wife lost album of the year to Adele, causing fans and peers to criticize the Recording Academy for not properly rewarding Beyonce's bold "Lemonade" project.
NEW YORK (AP) — While Universal Music Group's annual pre-Grammy showcase highlighted current Grammy nominees such as Luis Fonsi, Logic, Migos and Julia Michaels, it was country singer Kacey Musgraves and rising star Jessie Reyez who shined brightest on Saturday.
Musgraves sang two new songs from her upcoming third album, "Golden Hour," strumming her guitar onstage with a six-member band and earning a standing ovation from the audience of record executives, music industry players and press.
NEW YORK (AP) — U2 and Elton John are headed to the Grammys to help the organization celebrate its 60th awards show.
The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that U2 and John, who will sing one of his classics with Miley Cyrus, will perform at the Jan. 28 show at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars and Cardi B, who recently collaborated on the upbeat song "Finesse," will perform together at the Grammy Awards.
The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that "Despacito" hit makers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, SZA and Kesha will also take the stage at the Jan. 28 show at New York's Madison Square Garden.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Despacito" dominated 2017, but it's still bringing success to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee: The artists are the leading nominees at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside."
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he is the most streamed artist of the year.
The streaming service announced Tuesday that Sheeran tops its 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams. He also has Spotify's biggest album of the year with "Divide," streamed 3.1 billion times, and the top song with "Shape of You," logging 1.4 billion streams.
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen things worth noting about Tuesday's nominations for the 2018 Grammy Awards:
THIS IS NOT #OSCARSSOWHITE
The Recording Academy is ensuring black or Latino artists will win big at the show next year: only three white acts are nominated in the top four categories.
A list of nominees in the top categories at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy.
— Album of the year: "Awaken, My Love!," Childish Gambino; "4:44," Jay-Z; "DAMN.," Kendrick Lamar; "Melodrama," Lorde; "24K Magic," Bruno Mars.
— Record of the year: "Redbone," Childish Gambino; "Despacito," Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber; "The Story of O.J.," Jay-Z; "HUMBLE.," Kendrick Lamar; "24K Magic," Bruno Mars.
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending November 23, 2017:
1. Havana (feat. Young Thug), Camila Cabello
2. Thunder, Imagine Dragons
3. Perfect, Ed Sheeran
4. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage), Post Malone
5. Wolves, Selena Gomez & Marshmello
6. What Lovers Do (feat. SZA), Maroon 5
7. Échame La Culpa, Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato
8. Feel It Still, Portugal. The Man
9. Meant to Be (feat. Florida Georgia Line), Bebe Rexha
10. Home, Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on (all times local):
Bruno Mars wasn't at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, but he was the big winner with seven awards, including entertainer of the year. Mars also won video of the year and favorite male artist, pop/rock, and favorite album, pop/rock.
"I wish I could be partying with y'all," said Mars, who appeared in a video.
Also picking up multiple awards were Keith Urban, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber.
A list of the winners at the 2017 American Music Awards, held Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
— Artist of the year: Bruno Mars.
— New artist of the year: Niall Horan.
— Collaboration of the year: Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, "Despacito."
— Video of the year: Bruno Mars, "That's What I Like."
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thursday's Latin Grammy Awards were a love letter to Puerto Rico, with several artists dedicating their performances and awards to the island hard hit by Hurricane Maria.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, rapper Residente and singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi, all of Puerto Rican heritage, dedicated their awards to their homeland.
Fonsi's global hit "Despacito" was the night's big winner, making good on all four of its nominations, including record and song of the year.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards being presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (all times local):
"Despacito" won big at the Latin Grammys.
Luis Fonsi's megahit featuring Daddy Yankee was the biggest winner of the night Thursday, picking up four trophies. The song, whose video is the most watched on YouTube, was honored for record of the year, best short-form music video, best urban fusion/performance and song of the year.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winners of the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards, presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas:
— Album of the year: "Salsa Big Band," Ruben Blades con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta.
— Song of the year (songwriter's award): "Despacito," Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee.
— Record of the year: "Despacito," Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee.
NEW YORK (AP) — If he could travel back in time, Alejandro Sanz says he would stop and enjoy the moment when his career started taking off two decades ago.
"Maybe I would ask life for a little more consciousness during those years so I could have realized all the things that I was living without thinking about what was going to happen the next day, to live more in the moment," Sanz said in a recent phone interview with The Associated Press.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars is the top nominee with eight nods at the American Music Awards, while The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd all earned five nominations apiece.
The nominations were announced Thursday for the fan-voted American Music Awards, with an all-male lineup for the top prize of artist of the year. Mars will compete against The Chainsmokers, Drake, Lamar and Sheeran.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda released a new original song Friday to raise money for Puerto Rican hurricane relief and he's enlisted some of the biggest Latin stars in music to help.
Luis Fonsi reveals Hurricane Irma family fears
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending September 7, 2017:
1. ...Ready For It?, Taylor Swift
2. Look What You Made Me Do, Taylor Swift
3. 1-800-273-8255 (feat. Alessia ..., Logic
4. Sorry Not Sorry, Demi Lovato
5. Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber), Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Look what Taylor Swift has done. Her new single pushed the ubiquitous hit "Despacito" off the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart after 16 weeks and just shy of breaking Mariah Carey's record.
Billboard announced Tuesday that Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do," became her fifth Hot 100 chart topper. "Despacito," by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, had tied Carey's duet with Boyz II Men, "One Sweet Day," as the longest running No. 1 songs in the 59-year history of the charts.
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending August 31, 2017:
1. Look What You Made Me Do, Taylor Swift
2. 1-800-273-8255 (feat. Alessia ..., Logic
3. Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber), Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
NEW YORK (AP) — The ubiquitous hit song "Despacito" has tied Mariah Carey's 16-week record at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Billboard announced Monday that Luis Fonsi's song and Carey's duet with Boyz II Men, "One Sweet Day," are the longest-running No. 1 songs in the 59-year history of the charts.
Carey's song reigned at the top spot in 1995 and 1996.
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending August 24, 2017:
1. Look What You Made Me Do, Taylor Swift
2. Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber), Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
3. Sorry Not Sorry,Demi Lovato
4. Strip That Down (feat. Quavo), Liam Payne
5. Friends,Justin Bieber & BloodPop
6. Slow Hands, Niall Horan
7. Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna &..., DJ Khaled
NEW YORK (AP) — Rod Stewart will perform a reworked version of his hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" remotely from Las Vegas at the MTV Video Music Awards, to be held in California.
MTV announced Wednesday that Stewart will perform the 1978 song with pop band DNCE on Sunday. The network said Demi Lovato will also perform remotely from Vegas.
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending August 17, 2017:
1. Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna &..., DJ Khaled
2. What About Us, P!nk
3. Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber), Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
NEW YORK (AP) — The global phenomenon "Despacito" may be overwhelming to many, but not to Luis Fonsi — even when it has transformed him into a 24/7 globe-trotter. The Puerto Rican sensation considers it a real blessing that the megahit arrived two decades into his career.
"It is a lot, but I'm trying just to enjoy every day and be very grateful and I'm blessed that it came 20 years in," the singer-songwriter told The Associated Press during a brief stop in New York this week.