Daddy Yankee says he's retiring: 'I see the finish line'
Daddy Yankee has surprised his fans by announcing his retirement from music with an album and a tour, more than three decades after he started a career that put reggaeton on the world map and made him one of the biggest idols of the Latin genre.
Tributes, performances galore at 'Premio Lo Nuestro' awards
Edwin Cazares, left, of Grupo Firme, and Chesca perform at Premio Lo Nuestro at American Airlines Arena on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)MIAMI – Bad Bunny topped Univision's “Premio Lo Nuestro” awards with seven wins on a night that included a tribute to late Mexican singer-composer Armando Mazanero and performances by some of the biggest names in Latin music. Among the winners at Thursday's show were pop singer Camilo and the Mexican band Grupo Firme, which took home five awards apiece. Bad Bunny’s awards included the night’s top honor, artist of the year, as well as album of the year and best urban artist of the year. A total of 147 artists were nominated in 34 categories honoring various musical styles, including pop, urban, tropical and regional Mexican.
Performers set for TV special replacing canceled Rose Parade
Sheryl Crow leads a long list of performers and celebrity guests who will appear in a Jan. 1 television special replacing the 132nd Rose Parade, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Performers will also include Mickey Guyton, Tori Kelly, Lady A, Rascal Flatts and husband-and-wife duo The War and Treaty. Celebrity guests will include Rita Moreno, Emeril Lagasse, Gary Sinise, Daddy Yankee, Shanola Hampton, Dascha Polanco, Vin Scully, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee Matt Leinart. The special will also include marching bands, equestrians, floats from previous years and segments on the Rose Bowl football game that usually follows the parade. Cancellation of the 2021 Rose Parade was announced earlier this year.
Daddy Yankee achieves new balance, readies for his comeback
It's something he had to gradually learn after gaining 40 pounds (almost 20 kilos) during the first months of quarantine. I started eating and eating and eating and I put on the pounds like never before. “I devoted myself to my health and to something that was unknown to me, which was rest,” he said. “I wanted the artists to be gigantic, on people's faces, so the audience could feel that they were in front of them and we achieved that,” Yankee said. “It was a concert that became a residence, like if Las Vegas had moved to Puerto Rico.”___Follow Sigal Ratner-Arias on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sigalratner.
J Balvin, Bad Bunny set for big night at Latin Grammys
This combination photo shows Natalia Lafourcade, left, and Rosalia. A year after Rosalia made history by becoming the first solo female performer in 13 years to win the top prize at the Latin Grammys, Natalia Lafourcade followed in her footsteps with a big win at the 2020 show, taking home the album of the year honor on Nov. 19, 2020, for "Un Canto Por Mxico, Vol.
Ladies' night at Latin Grammys: Lafourcade, Rosalía win big
(AP Photo)NEW YORK – A year after Rosalía made history by becoming the first solo female performer in 13 years to win the top prize at the Latin Grammys, Natalia Lafourcade followed in her footsteps with a big win at the 2020 show. The Mexican singer won album of the year — a category dominated by male acts — on Thursday night with “Un Canto Por México, Vol. Lafourcade didn't attend the Latin Grammys, which aired live on Univision and featured a number of performances, most of them pre-taped due to the coronavirus pandemic. Grammy, Emmy and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda kicked off the Latin Grammys with a strong message about Latin music. Speaking in Spanish and English, he said Latin music “unites all of us and makes us human.”“This is our night,” he added.
Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards
Bad Bunny, left, accepts the award for social artist of the year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25, 2019, in Las Vegas and Daddy Yankee accepts the award for favorite male artist at the Latin American Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Oct. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show. (AP Photo)SUNRISE, Fla. – Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show. Daddy Yankee won six of his awards for his hit “Con Calma,” which featured the 1990s artist Snow. His honors included the hot Latin song aware, and song of the year honors for streaming and airplay and digital platforms.
Reggaeton redemption: Balvin, Bunny top Latin Grammy nods
J Balvin performs during the Coca-Cola Flow Reggaeton festival in Mexico City on Nov. 23, 2019, from left, Ozuna performs at the Latin American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 17, 2019 and Bad Bunny performs a medley at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 25, 2019. Balvin scored a whopping 13 nominations at the 2020 Latin Grammys, including two nominations for album of the year and two for record of the year. The Latin Academy announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny and Ozuna are behind Balvin with nine and eight nominations, respectively.
Reggaeton redemption: Balvin, Bunny top Latin Grammy nods
Balvin scored a whopping 13 nominations at the 2020 Latin Grammys, including two nominations for album of the year and two for record of the year. The Latin Academy announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny and Ozuna are behind Balvin with nine and eight nominations, respectively. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – At last year’s Latin Grammy Awards, popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna were dismissed in the show’s top categories. The Latin Academy announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny and Ozuna are behind Balvin with nine and eight nominations, respectively. Ozuna and Bad Bunny will also compete with themselves in several categories.
YouTube’s list of the most viewed music videos of the decade will have you humming ‘Despacito’
(CNN) -- Pasito a pasito the song "Despacito," won the decade. With a whopping 6.5 billion views, the music clip topped the list. Here are the rest of YouTube's most viewed music videos of this decade:‘Shape of You’Released in 2017, Ed Sheeran's tune had more than 4.5 billion views. ‘Counting Stars’No more counting stars, they are counting views. ‘Thinking Out Loud’Sheeran is the only artist to have two singles in this top 10, closing the list with “Thinking Out Loud,” which had 2.8 billion views.
Latin American Music Awards 2019: How to Watch, Who's Hosting, Presenters, Performers and More
The 2019 Latin American Music Awards are almost here, and ET will be on the scene with the biggest stars for the night's biggest moments! : Follow along on ET Live, by downloading the ET Live mobile app from the Google Play store or Apple App Store. Or stream ET Live on your Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV device. Marc Anthony will be honored with the International Artist Award of Excellence and Becky G will receive the Extraordinary Evolution award. RELATED CONTENT:2019 Latin AMAs Nominations: Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, Becky G, Rosalia, Bad Bunny and MoreBecky G Wins Two Top Awards at 2018 Latin AMAs: 'Juntos Somos Ms'
Daddy Yankees Protg Brytiago Becomes First Reggaetonero to Walk in NYFW Runway Show
Puerto Rican artist Brytiago -- whose real name is Bryan Santiago -- became the first male reggaetonero to walk a NYFW runway. "When urban music is in style," Brytiago wrote on Instagram in Spanish alongside photos of the show, adding "@andyhilfiger @artistixfashion This is @nyfw Day 1 #Artistix #Artmeetfashion #artistixnyfw." Steven Ferdman/Getty ImagesSteven Ferdman/Getty ImagesBackstage, the "Aprend A Amar" crooner also posed with Andy and Tommy Hilfiger. Get more Latinx news on ET MS, ETonline's new section featuring the latest celeb, film, TV, music and style news. NYFW Spring 2020: Dates, Schedule, Featured Designers and MoreNew York Fashion Week Spring 2020: The Best Dressed Celebrities
Daddy Yankee, Sebastin Yatra & Natti Natasha Join Jonas Brothers During 'Happiness Begins
Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas were joined onstage by Daddy Yankee, Sebastin Yatra and Natti Natasha during night one of their tour. "We released 'Runaway' with Daddy Yankee, Natti, and the Jonas Brothers, first time singing in Spanish, and now that they invited us to the Happiness Begins Tour. The Jonas Brothers, Sebastian Yatra, Natti Natasha and Daddy Yankee performing Runaway in Miami, FL. We have the Jonas Brothers, we have Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha! RELATED CONTENT:Sebastin Yatra Teases Upcoming Performance With the Jonas Brothers (Exclusive)The Jonas Brothers Drop 'Runaway' With Sebastin Yatra, Natti Natasha and Daddy YankeeThe Jonas Brothers Reveal the Wildest Thing That Happened at Joe's Bachelor Party
Sebastin Yatra Teases Upcoming Performance With the Jonas Brothers (Exclusive)
"Yeah, that's the idea," the Colombian crooner tells ET about performing the song with the Jonas Brothers. We have the Jonas Brothers, we have Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha! As for how it was on set, Yatra admits that he was "mega nervous" meeting Joe, Kevin and Nick. "Yeah, because Im a Jonas Brothers fan since I was a kid seeing them on Camp Rock and was into all their songs," he reveals. RELATED CONTENT:The Jonas Brothers Drop 'Runaway' With Sebastin Yatra, Natti Natasha and Daddy YankeeReik Joke They Feel Like the Backstreet Boys When Performing With Sebastian YatraHalsey and Sebastin Yatra Give Passionate Bilingual Latin GRAMMY Performance
Jennifer Lopez to Perform at 2019 iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina
The 2019 iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina just got an extra dose of star power. On Tuesday, it was announced that Jennifer Lopez will be performing at the event, which celebrates Latin music. The exciting news come within a week of both Lopez and her fianc, Alex Rodriguez, celebrating their birthdays. Then, days later, Lopez led her fans in singing "Happy Birthday" to Rodriguez at her Miami concert on Saturday. RELATED CONTENT:Jennifer Lopez Crashes ESPN to Give Alex Rodriguez a Birthday SurpriseAlex Rodriguez Says He's 'So Sore' From Dancing at Jennifer Lopez's 50th Birthday PartyInside Jennifer Lopez's Star-Studded 50th Birthday Party (Exclusive Details)
Police fire teargas to break up massive protests demanding Puerto Rico governor resign
You have totally grossly incompetent leadership at the top of Puerto Rico, he said. In Puerto Rico we dont follow dictators. People gather along a main highway during a protest calling for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico July 22, 2019. Demonstrations in San Juan prompted at least two cruise ships to cancel stops in the city on Monday. Puerto Rico House Speaker Carlos Mendez, part of Rossells New Progressive Party, appointed an independent panel on Friday to investigate whether the chats warranted impeachment.feeds.reuters.com
Massive San Juan protest demands Puerto Rico governor resign
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people marched in San Juan on Monday to demand Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossell resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes. You have totally grossly incompetent leadership at the top of Puerto Rico, he said. People gather along a main highway during a protest calling for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico July 22, 2019. Demonstrations in San Juan prompted at least two cruise ships to cancel stops in the city on Monday. Puerto Rico House Speaker Carlos Mendez, part of Rossells New Progressive Party, appointed an independent panel on Friday to investigate whether the chats warranted impeachment.feeds.reuters.com
Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha Team Up With Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike for Playful '
Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha, David Guetta, Afro Bros and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike teamed up for the catchy tune "Instagram." The playful and hip-shaking single and accompanying music video was released on Friday, and sees the artists living their best lives. The rest of the playful video sees the artists all together at a fun pool party. Arista RecordsJust last week, Yankee and Natti also collaborated with the Jonas Brothers and Sebastin Yatra for the bilingual banger "Runaway." RELATED CONTENT:The Jonas Brothers Drop 'Runaway' With Sebastin Yatra, Natti Natasha and Daddy YankeeKhloe Kardashian Reacts to Natti Natasha's Sweet Father's Day Message to Rob: 'Who Is This Girl?'