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Drake And Rihanna Are Billboard Latin "Crossover Artist Of The Year" Finalists

Who has your vote?

Drake and Rihanna are already international superstars, but with their respective Views and Anti albums, they became the most played mainstream acts on Latin radio in 2016. As a result, the "Work" and "Too Good" collaborators will contend for Billboard Latin Music's "Crossover Artist of the Year" award this April, alongside Justin Bieber and Calvin Harris.

Though she left the 2017 Grammys empty-handed, RiRi's eighth-studio album has been deemed her best work yet, while Drizzy's latest body of work – the top-selling album of 2016 – set the foundation for his biggest year in music. While we love them together, only one can take the honor.

Who has your vote?

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Bad Bunny's "Safaera" Inspires Hilarious #AbuelaChallenge

While we're keeping social distancing in mind during the coronavirus pandemic, being at home has inspired families to dive into the unknown–abuelas jamming to Bad Bunny.

Remezcla discovered the very hilarious #AbuelaChallenge, inspired by the artist's latest track "Safaera" featuring Ñengo Flow and duo Jowell & Randy. Although there was a more rump-shaking #safaerachallenge in place, this one is way better as we watch generations bond a very 2020 way.

Originally appearing on Tik Tok, the challenge found its way to Instagram with plenty of elders getting down on the floor...or being completely over it.

Benito recently dropped his sophomore project, YHLQMDLG (Yo Hago lo Que me da la Gana) meaning "I Do What I Want" featuring guest spots by Sech, Anuel AA, Myke Towers, Arcangel and more.

Jam to it here and see our favorites from the challenge below.

 

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Jijiji #abuelachallenge #safaera #badbunny #safaerachallenge @yosoymolusco @rockythekid @badbunnypr @jowellyrandy @jowellgram @randynotagram

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Rapper Tekashi69, real name Daniel Hernandez and also known as 6ix9ine, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Tekashi 69, leaves after his arraignment on assault charges in County Criminal Court #1 at the Harris County Courthouse on August 22, 2018 in Houston, Texas.
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Fashion Nova Launches $2.25 Million Lawsuit Against Tekashi69

Tekashi69 has an unlikely foe in Fashion Nova. The fast-fashion brand has taken legal action against the jailed rapper after he failed to promote their clothing.

According to TMZ, the brand claims in October 2018 they planned to roll out a series of branded social posts and with the rapper. With over 13 million followers on Instagram, Fashion Nova wanted to capitalize on his rapid popularity with hopes he would mention them in a song or two but was unaware of his legal troubles. During this time, 69, born Daniel Hernandez, was paid a $250,000 advance.

The awkward part comes next. Two weeks later, the rapper was arrested for his sex video case (more on that here), an aspect of his life the brand says they were unaware of. With his criminal troubles more popular than his music, Fashion Nova felt his trial revealed he wasn't the best person to rep the brand.

After his team failed to provide them with this information and return the advance, the brand decided to take legal action. The brand is currently suing him for $2.25 million– just a few months before his rumored released date of August 2020.

On the weird upside, the rapper is expected to release a project the same month. While his Instagram page hasn't been updated in a year, the last post was dedicated to the release of his debut album Dummy Boy. 

 

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YA READY FOR THE ALBUM THIS FRIDAY ‼️ WITCH ONE YOU WAITING FOR❓❓NOVEMBER 23RD 🔥⭐️💕🌈

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Read our timeline on the infamous rapper titled Rise To Fame: A Timeline Of Tekashi 6ix9ine's Controversial Moments here. 

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Alejandro Sanz And Juanes Team Up To Deliver Special Jam Session For Fans On YouTube

As concerts and festivals see cancellations across the globe, artists are thinking outside the box to provide music to their fans. Case in point, Latin legends Alejandro Sanz And Juanes put their resources together for a special live-streamed concert after both of their shows were canceled due to the coronavirus.

Both artists were slated to perform in Columbia over the weekend with Juanes's Para Todos (For All) show in Bogotà and Sanz's La Gira (The Tour) in Bogotá and Cali, respectively. With both stars residing in Miami, Sanz and Juanes linked with Art House Miami music studio to stream a special concert with a Q&A section and new performances covers.

Timed for maximum accessibility to unite fans in Europe, The United States, and throughout Latin America, “ALEJANDRO SANZ & JUANES: El Gira Se Queda En Casa Para Todos” (The Tour Stays Home For All) aired on YouTube Live Sunday (March 15).

Renowned producer Julio Reyes Copello, pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, bassist Guillermo Vadalá and very minimal studio staff were used to regulate social distancing.

The experiment kicks off a unique method of providing fans with entertainment. The artists have encouraged others to do the same in order to heal the world (at least a bit) with the sound of music.

Check out the concert above.

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