Reggaeton

DJ Nelson & Luny Tunes Spin Reggaeton’s Biggest Hits For First-Ever Latin Verzuz Battle

After uniting hip-hop’s biggest names for a Verzuz battle (Eve vs. Trina, Ludacris vs. Nelly, Method Mad vs. Redman, among others), the webcast series presented its first-ever Latin battle with reggaeton hitmakers DJ Nelson and Luny Tunes on Sunday (July 17). Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news Mixing live from MLB’s All-Star House (a poolside hub in Hollywood Hills), the genre’s pioneers delivered over 40 back-to-back classics to an intimate in-person crowd and over 5,000 virtual fans via Triller, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Verzuztv.com. “People think Nelson and I are enemies but that happened a long time ago,” Luny Tunes said during the one-hour event. “Nelson deserves to be where he is today and I am where I am because of him.” Sharing a ...

HUGEL Fuses Reggaeton and House Music In New Single, “Tamo Loco”

In the midst of a prolific year, surging house music producer HUGEL is back yet again with a new single, “Tamo Loco.” Created in collaboration with global reggaeton stars Lorna and Jenn Morel, “Tamo Loco” only serves to further solidify HUGEL’s presence in the Latin house scene. And it’s destined to dominate dancefloors and entrance audiences all summer long. HUGEL teamed up with Panamanian reggaeton singer Lorna and Dominican-American rapper Jenn Morel for the playful vocals of “Tamo Loco.” Morel sets the tone with powerful bars, which complement Lorna’s staccato voice throughout the track as HUGEL produces crisp drums and sultry, crescendoing bassline. Add in some sax and you’re left with a sexy and irresistible dance beat. Si...

Bad Bunny’s ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ Is Spotify’s Most-Streamed Album of 2022

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Gilbert Carrasquillo / Getty Latinos continue to prove that culture doesn’t move without their contributions. Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti is the most streamed album in 2022 on Spotify. As per Hype Beast the Vega Baja, Puerto Rico native is putting up numbers this year, more than your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper. According to Billboard Magazine the musician has dethroned Drake for the most streamed artist of this calendar. Related Stories His latest effort Un Verano Si Ti (A Summer Without You in English) has broken some very important streaming records including the most streamed artist in one day with 183 million on the day of its release (May 6). On Friday all 23 songs from the new LP charted on Spotify’s Daily Top Songs Global chart, with s...

Bad Bunny Fuses Reggaeton and House Music In Standout Album Cut, “El Apagón”

Despite the release of his fourth solo studio album on short-notice, Bad Bunny is now Spotify’s most streamed artist in a single day.  The world is in a feverish state of processing the Puerto Rican star’s new LP, Un Verano Sin Ti, an album inspired by a myriad of flavors within the spectrum of Caribbean music. “Since forever I’ve made it clear to people that I’m never going to make a record that’s the same as another,” he told The New York Times. Seemingly in service of that mission, Bunny takes a trip into electronic territory with “El Apagón,” an energizing fusion of reggaeton and house music. The track finds an infectious groove with a buzzing bassline backed by rhythmically dynamic Latin percussion. The track closes with an ethereal guest vocal from t...

Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti Is Summer’s Swaggering, Flavorful Soundtrack: Review

After making history with his last album, Bad Bunny is taking a lawn chair to the beach and basking in his success with his new LP, Un Verano Sin Ti (“A Summer Without You”). Across a whopping 23 tracks, the Puerto Rican superstar celebrates the music of the Caribbean with his signature emo flow. In addition to the usual suspects of reggaeton and Latin trap, he explores influences that include merengue, bomba, and dembow music. He continues to push reggaeton forward with alternative acts like The Marías and Bomba Estéreo, adding touches of Afrobeat and house music in mix. With his most fun and colorful album yet, Bad Bunny is ready for the summer season. The rapper released a trio of albums in 2020, culminating in El Último Tour Del Mundo making history as the first all-Spanish language al...

Bad Bunny Drops New Album Un Verano Sin Ti: Stream

Bad Bunny’s latest album is here. Listen to the reggaeton star’s new project, Un Verano Sin Ti, below via Apple Music and Spotify. Bad Bunny first teased Un Verano Sin Ti with an online classified ad selling his Buggati. When fans dialed the phone number attached to the ad, the musician offered them a snippet of new music. The full project follows Bad Bunny’s 2020 record El Último Tour Del Mundo, a mammoth release that became the first all-Spanish-language album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy for Best Música Urbana Album. With 23 tracks to its name, Un Verano Sin Ti feels like the perfect follow-up for the Puerto Rican rapper’s fans to pore over. This summer, Bad Bunny will take Un Verano Sin Ti‘s songs on the road for a stadium tour of North and Sout...

Bad Bunny to Release New Album, Un Verano Sin Ti, on Friday

Bad Bunny has announced the imminent release of his new album. Entitled Un Verano Sin Ti, the 23-track LP is set for release on Friday, May 6th. Un Verano Sin Ti serves as the follow-up to the reggaeton star’s blockbuster 2020 album, El Último Tour Del Mundo. That release famously became the first all-Spanish-language album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and won the Grammy for Best Música Urbana Album. Bad Bunny initially teased the release of Un Verano Sin Ti through an online classified ad selling his Buggati. Upon dialing the attached phone number (787-417-8605), fans were greeted by a pre-recorded message from the musician along with a snippet of a new song. Advertisement Related Video Earlier this year, Bad Bunny hit the road for a US arena tour in support of El Último Tour Del ...

Karol G Announces 2022 North American Tour

Karol G has announced her 2022 “$trip Love Tour,” which will visit 30 cities across North America. Kicking off in Chicago on September 6th, the trek will make stops in New York, Toronto, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and more before closing out in Vancouver on October 29th. See the full schedule below. An artist pre-sale (code: AMOR) begins Tuesday, April 26th at 12:00 p.m. local time here, with tickets available to the general public via Ticketmaster on Friday, April 29th. Advertisement Related Video Coming off her appearances at both weekends of Coachella, Karol G next hits the road for a string of dates in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Her last album was 2021’s KG0516, and she recently linked up with Becky G for their hit collaboration “MAMIII” before dropping her la...

How to Get Tickets to Karol G’s 2022 Tour Dates

Karol G is following up back-to-back Coachella appearances with news of her massive “$trip Love” tour coming to 30 cities across North America this Fall. Get tickets here, and read on for more details including pre-sale dates. What Is Karol G’s Next Tour? Karol G’s 2022 North American tour begins in Chicago on September 6th before covering the East Coast with shows in Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Washington, DC, and Toronto. She then spends three nights in Florida with Miami on September 22nd, Orlando on the 24th, and Tampa on the 26th, followed by four nights in Texas with Houston on September 29th, Hidalgo on the 30th, Austin on October 4th, and Dallas on October 5th. Advertisement Related Video Moving west, Karol G hits Denver on October 9th, Phoenix on October 11th, then plays ...

How to Get Tickets to Daddy Yankee’s Final Tour

Following the announcement that he would be retiring after 32 years in the business, the King of Reggaeton Daddy Yankee has announced his “La Última Vuelta” tour in support of his upcoming final album Legendaddy, which he promises will “give you all the styles that have defined me in one single album.” Get tickets here, and read on for more info including pre-sale dates. What Is Daddy Yankee’s Next Tour? The “Gasolina” singer will bring the heat for five months straight as he embarks on a tour that will cover both North and South America. “La Última Vuelta” kicks off in Portland, Oregon on August 10th and includes four stops in California, Miami, Boston, Montreal, and a final farewell at New York’s Madison Square Garden on September 20th. Advertisement Related Video The tour picks up in So...

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...

Haviah Mighty Unveils New Mixtape Stock Exchange: Stream

Canadian rapper Haviah Mighty has released a new mixtape. Stock Exchange, the follow-up to her 2019 album 13th Floor, is out now via Mighty Gang Inc. Mighty broke boundaries with her last album, becoming the first hip-hop artist and the first Black woman to win the coveted  Polaris Music Prize. Now, she goes bigger with a record featuring a revolving door of international guests, from UK grime artist Yizzy to Spanish rapper Mala Rodríguez. In a press release, she explained that Stock Exchange offers a commentary on said modern success — the ways in which streaming numbers and follower counts dictate our definitions of good and bad art. “These statistics that we use to compare ourselves to others and to define our successes, have become proof of our worth. It’s all perce...

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