• Seven Stages, Daily Tests, Color-Coding: How COVID-19 Shaped the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    29 days ago - By Billboard

    If you saw the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards - which aired Oct. 21 on Telemundo - you likely noticed that all dancers and musicians on stage, except for the featured artists, were wearing masks. You probably also noticed there was an audience, gathered close to the stage for what appeared to be a cozy atmosphere on screen, even as wide shots of the BB&T Center showed a massive arena with grandiose 360 staging featuring seven separate stages.
    They were but a few of many elements necessary to take to fruition what show producer Mary Black describes as “Two shows: The COVID show and the...
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  • Latin Remix of the Week: Ivy Queen Joins Bad Bunny & Nesi For ‘Yo Perreo Sola' Remix

    Latin Remix of the Week: Ivy Queen Joins Bad Bunny & Nesi For ‘Yo Perreo Sola' Remix

    30 days ago - By Billboard

    Bad Bunny , Ivy Queen and Nesi's “Yo Perro Sola” performance at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Oct. 14 was a showstopper.
    Premiering the remix to his hit song, Bunny brought out Nesi, who was already on the original version, and reggaetón icon Ivy Queen for an epic set that championed women, bringing together two generations of female artists in reggaetón.
    “It's important for me to champion women, but it should be important for everyone,” Bunny tells Billboard exclusively. “With time you understand the power of your voice, and if I have the power to inspire and motivate people to...
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  • Latin Music Week: Guaynaa Performs Stellar Medley of Hits During Final Night of Event

    30 days ago - By Billboard

    Guaynaa closed out Billboard's 2020 Latin Music Week Artist Showcase on Friday, Oct. 23, bringing down the house with renditions of his songs “Mera,” “Rompe Rodillas,” and “Chicharrón.” His presentation was sponsored by beverage company Estrella Jalisco.
    From the moment the 28-year-old was set to hit the stage, the Puerto Rican performer made sure to tell the audience that he “came to give a show.” Decked in an ink-splattered shirt and navy blue ensemble, Guaynaa ran through his energetic tunes, which are found on his 2020 EP BRB Be Right Back. Midway through his performance, he uncapped...
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