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Grammy Nominations 2018: Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, “Despacito,” and More

As is traditional, the nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards were announced on CBS This Morning today. The full list is available via the Grammys'
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 28, 2017

Camila Cabello – “Havana (Remix)” ft. Daddy Yankee

Fresh off her performance at last night's MTV European Music Awards, Camila Cabello has released a remix of her single "Havana," featuring new lyrics in Spanish and a…
Anna Gaca / November 13, 2017

This Was the Most Played Music of the Summer

Who ruled the 2017 summer season in music? Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, to be sure. The track finished up the…
Keith Caulfield, Billboard / September 12, 2017

Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” Ousts “Despacito” as New No. 1

As expected, Taylor Swift's scandalous new song "Look What You Made Me Do" is now the No. 1 song in the country. The lead single off Reputation broke…
Brian Josephs / September 5, 2017

Will Taylor Swift Block “Despacito” From Setting an All-Time Charts Record?

The remix of "Despacito," Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's Justin Bieber-featuring, radio-dominating summer smash, has logged 15 weeks straight at #1 on the Hot 100 chart.
Anna Gaca / August 23, 2017

MTV Says “Despacito” Video Wasn’t Submitted to the VMAs

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber's version of "Despacito" is #1 for a 14th week, tying for the second-longest-ever run at the top of the Hot…
Anna Gaca / August 14, 2017

Venezuelan President Remixes “Despacito” to Raise Support for His Proposed Dictatorship

Here's a sentence that reads like dystopian satire of global affairs circa 2017, but is in fact just something that really happened recently. Nicolas Maduro,…
Andy Cush / July 25, 2017

Malaysian State Radio Bans Bieber-Free Original Version of “Despacito”

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's globe-conquering hit "Despacito" is banned from state-run media in Malaysia, the Associated Press reports. The decision follows a call by opposition political party…
Anna Gaca / July 20, 2017

“Despacito” Passes Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” to Become the Most Streamed Song of All Time

The first Spanish-language No. 1 since "Macarena" is now the most-streamed song of all time. Billboard reports that Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" remix, which features…
Brian Josephs / July 19, 2017

Daddy Yankee Is the First Latino Artist to Reach No. 1 on Spotify

Daddy Yankee is the first Latin music artist to become the number one most streamed artist on Spotify, after ousting Ed Sheeran from the top spot.
Geena Kloeppel / July 10, 2017

Spotify Pulls Ad Calling Justin Bieber “Latin King”

Bad PR week for Spotify! First we learned the streaming service was testing an unmarked sponsored songs unit that basically amounts to payola. And now…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / June 22, 2017

Luis Fonsi Defends Justin Bieber’s Bad Performance of “Despacito”

Last week, Justin Bieber was tasked with performing his parts on the unlikely number one single "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. Alas, he didn't know…
Brian Josephs / June 1, 2017

Justin Bieber Doesn’t Know Spanish Words to “Despacito” [UPDATE]

Justin Bieber is at the top of the charts right now as the featured guest on a remix of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," the first…
Anna Gaca / May 24, 2017

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, & Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” Becomes First Spanish-Language #1 Single Since “Macarena”

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, crowns the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated 5/27), rising 3-1. Among highlights for the new leader,…
Gary Trust, Billboard / May 15, 2017

Daddy Yankee Calls Radiohead “Great, Amazing” After Seeing the Thom Yorke “Gasolina” Meme

Here is an example of a good meme: a spirited, hip-shaking performance by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke synced up with Daddy Yankee's 2004 club hit…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 9, 2017