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Bad Bunny is the best Latin artist of 2020: the year in the charts


For the second year in a row, Bad Bunny crossed the finish line in first place in the end-of-year ranking of Top Latin Artists. In the follow-up year, he recorded 41 songs that dominated the field on the Hot Latin Songs chart mixed with broadcast, streaming, and digital sales (five of them spent time at No.1, sowing a booming closing year for Benito). Additionally, on the Latin Best Albums chart, he spent 45 weeks at No.1 in the chart year with three different No.1 albums.

J Balvin is the finalist in the ranking of the best Latin artists at the end of the year, Ozuna comes in third place, while Anuel AA, Sech and Maluma are respectively 4 to 6. The male reggaetón brigade in the top 10 is closed by Myke Towers at n ° 10.

Only two non-reggaetón artists make the top 10 list at the end of the year, while 19-year-old newcomer Natanael Cano ranks at No.7 (he’s also the best new artist) and the power of the bachata Romeo Santos is at No. 9. The former year-end was aided by his seven hits on the Hot Latin Songs chart during the year, as well as his album Tumbados corridors spend half of the year locked in the weekly top 10 of the charts of the best Latin albums, placing him as one of the pioneers of the corridos tumbados team. Following in Cano’s footsteps, 18-year-old Junior H crosses the finish line at No.22 on the list of best Latin end-of-year artists. His second album, Atrapado in Un Sueño, won the Guanajuato singer-songwriter’s first entry on any Billboard albums table. The ensemble fell to No.5 on the charts of the best Latin albums (dated April 11) and Junior H became the first corridos tumbados act to score a top five debut in 2020 at the time. The ensemble ends the year at n ° 35 on the year-end recap of the best Latin albums.

The female representation finds itself in a difficult situation for the fourth consecutive year, with only one woman among the 10 best Latin artists at the end of the year: Karol G finishes as artist n ° 8; she was No. 9 for 2019. (Shakira was the only woman in the top 10 in 2018 and 2017.)

Karol G was the only female actor who records primarily in Spanish to reach No.1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart in the 2020 charts year. She topped the list with “Tusa,” a collaboration with the superstar of the hip-hop Nicki Minaj, who led the list for four weeks.

With a gigantic Latin beat dominance in the charts in 2020, traditional tropical salsa, Latin pop, and regional Mexican acts have been mostly sidelined. That said, some regional Mexican acts – in particular the new wave of tumbados trap singer-songwriters (like Cano) – worked with the rhythmic genre, blending regional Mexican sensibility of the street with trap music.

Bad Bunny in the lead: Bad Bunny continues to entertain the masses with great success in the charts thanks to the unique nature of his performance. It comes home as number 1 out of five of Latin’s top end-of-year charts: Top Latin Artists, Top Latin Artists – Male, Top Latin Albums Artists and Hot Latin Songs Artists. He also has the titles n ° 1, 2, 4 and 5 of the list of the best Latin albums of the end of the year with YHLQMDLG, X 100PRE, Las Que No Iban a Dirty and Oasis with J Balvin, respectively. YHLQMDLG, X 100PRE and Las Que No Iban a Dirty handsets spent 45 weeks at # 1 in the year tracking on the weekly Latin Top Albums chart.

His arrival at No.1 on the year-end Hot Latin Songs Artists chart is fueled by the success of his 41 hits on the weekly chart during the tracking period. Five of them spent time at No.1, including “Un Día (One Day)” with J Balvin, Dua Lipa and Tainy, who made his debut at the top of the table on August 8 and spent five consecutive weeks at # 1. Bad Bunny has 16 songs on the year-end Hot Latin Songs chart, including five in the top 10: “Vete” (# 3), “Yo Perreo Sola” (# 4), “Safaera “(N ° 5, with Jowell & Randy and Nengo Flow),” La Dificil “(n ° 6) and” Si Veo a Tu Mama “(n ° 9). (“Un Dia” is just outside of the end-of-year top 10, ranked 12th.)

Bad Bunny is the first act to have three of the top five tracks on the year-end Hot Latin Songs chart since 2014, when Romeo Santos also had three of the top five.

The top among the women of Karol G: At the end of the 2020 charts year, Karol G – the best Latin artist of the year – Female – became the first woman to debut in the top 10 of the weekly Hot Latin Songs chart as a soloist since 2012, with “Bichota” (painting November 7). The song is “a moment of power for those who listen to it, especially women,” said Karol G. Billboard earlier in 2020.

Prior to “Bichota,” however, she found No.1 hit in the chart year with “Tusa,” with Minaj, who ruled for four weeks.

by Karol ocean The album, released in 2019, also continued its ranking until 2020 on the best Latin albums, closing the year as No.26 of the best Latin albums of 2020.

Aside from Karol G, only four other women are among the 50 best Latin end-of-year artists: the late Selena at # 23, Becky G at # 29, Natti Natasha at # 30 and Rosalía at # 30. . No. 36.

Rosalía’s “Yo x Ti, Tú x Mi” by Rosalía starring Ozuna, was the first of her five tracks ranked in the weekly Hot Latin Songs chart in the 2020 chart year. She scored her first two top 10 hits via a starring role in Sech’s “Relacíon” with Daddy Yankee and J Balvin, and also starring Farruko (peaking at # 2) and “TKN”, with Travis Scott (# 2).

She simultaneously landed her first two Latin Airplay No. 1s (“Yo x Ti, Tú x Mi” and “Relación) during the year on the charts.

With flamenco as the foundation of her music, Rosalía is also the only Spanish woman on the Top Latin Artists list at the end of the year.

Eslabon Armado and Natanael Cano post Mexican regional breakthroughs: first album of Eslabon Armado You Veneno mortal arrived in the top 10 of the weekly Top Latin Albums chart dated May 16 (with a peak at # 7 in July), then, a few months later, the second album of the teenage trio, Noche vibrations, bowed to No. 1 (August 1). It was the second track by a Mexican regional group to open at No.1 in 2020 and won the biggest week of the year – at that time – for a Mexican regional album in terms of units of ‘album equivalents. The ensemble led by Pedro Tovar is at the top of the Top Latin Artists – Duo / Group end-of-year ranking.

Natanael Cano, 19, brought a unique sound to the regional Mexican charts in 2020, as the changing textures of her street style corridors allowed her to finish as Best New Latin Artist. Sonora-born artist released his first set Tumbados corridors in 2019, which peaked at No.4 on the weekly Latin Best Albums chart and spent the rest of 2020 on the list. On the regional Mexican albums chart, the ensemble spent more than 20 weeks atop the tally during the 2020 follow-up period. Cano also placed seven hits on the Hot Latin Songs chart in the year 2020. , including his first hit, a collaboration with Bad Bunny on “Soy el Diablo”, a boastful tumbado corrido.

Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin topped the charts for hot Latin end of year songs: At # 1 on the year-end Hot Latin Songs chart is “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)” by Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin. The track was the first Peas top 10 hit on the weekly Hot Latin Songs chart and went on to spend 24 weeks at # 1 – all in chart year 2020. Peas’ “Mamacita”, with Ozuna and J. Rey Soul, ends the year at # 8 on the year-end Hot Latin Songs chart, after spending three weeks at # 1 on the weekly Hot Latin Songs chart.

“RITMO” marks the # 1 year-end debut on Hot Latin Songs for the Peas, but they’re no stranger to surpassing year-end counts. The act triumphed in 2009 with the Billboard Hot 100 Best Song of the Year, “Boom Boom Pow”.

As for J Balvin, “RITMO” is also his first year-end issue on the Hot Latin Songs recap. He had already approached the top in 2017 and 2018 with the second finalist (both years!) “Mi Gente”, with Willy William with Beyoncé. (Number 1 in 2017 and 2018 was Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” starring Justin Bieber.)


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