• Ozuna Talks New Album ‘Aura,’ Akon Collab, Cardi B, and More

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    Ozuna (Source: Instagram)

    As he prepares to drop his new album Aura on Friday (Aug. 24), Latin superstar Ozuna sat down with Billboard for an interview.

    The Puerto Rican artist discussed many topics, including revealing that the project contains a Spanish-language track with Akon. He also confirmed that his Cardi B-assisted hit single “La Modelo” will appear on Aura.

    Other topics covered include why he likes to collaborate often, his relationship with J Balvin, and the pressure of topping his record-breaking debut album, Odisea. Released in August 2017, Odisea is currently in its 45th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.

    Working with Akon:

    “Working with someone who shares your vision, your work ethic, and who likes to create as you do makes it easy. When we got together, we made four songs in one day. There’s one song for his album and two for a future release. Yes, he sang in Spanish, and I even sang in English. He doesn’t speak perfect Spanish, and I don’t speak perfect English, but we understand each other.”

    His relationship with J Balvin:

    “He’s an extremely important person to me. I value his opinion and his presence in my projects. He has an impressive aura about him, he’s brilliant and intelligent, and he puts his heart into his work. He’s someone who always gives it his all. I can ask him for advice even when it’s not his song, and he’ll tell me what to fix.”

    Why he likes to collaborate often:

    “I like it because it’s like being in a group. Working with people like Reik, Anuel AA, Wisin & Yandel, and J Balvin, you get to do things like film videos. So we enjoy it because that’s where we can be free to be ourselves, talk, and create. I can’t walk down the streets of Miami without getting mobbed, for example. But I can be on set with Balvin and Arcangel and feel comfortable.”

    Topping his debut album:

    “It wasn’t about doing something bigger or better. I don’t like to proclaim things like saying it will be better because it might or it might not. It’s just that nowadays, people demand a lot more music. It’s not how it used to be when you didn’t need to put out so much music. But I’ve learned that each week, there are new sounds, new rhythms, new technology, new artists, and you have to evolve. Odisea made an impact, but the people want more music.”

    Watch the interview, which was conducted in Spanish, below.

    Related: Watch Anuel AA’s ‘Brindemos’ Video Feat. Ozuna

  • Watch Karol G’s ‘Mi Cama Remix’ Video Feat. J Balvin and Nicky Jam

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    A month after dropping the remix for her reggaeton smash “Mi Cama” featuring J Balvin and Nicky Jam, Colombian singer Karol G has shared the video for it. The colorful visual shows Karol making squeaky bed noises in her room while Balvin and Nicky try to figure out what’s causing the commotion.

    Karol G released “Mi Cama” as a solo single in May, garnering more than 325 million views on YouTube and over 77 million Spotify streams. Balvin and Nicky’s remix took the track to new heights in mid-July, helping it reach its current position of No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart.

    Watch the video above and download “Mi Cama Remix” on DJcity.

    Related: Watch Anuel AA’s ‘Brindemos’ Video Feat. Ozuna

  • Watch Anuel AA’s ‘Brindemos’ Video Feat. Ozuna

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    Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA has shared the video for his Ozuna-assisted Latin trap single, “Brindemos.” The neon-lit visual finds both artists performing in front of luxury cars and beautiful women.

    Released in mid-July, “Brindemos” currently sits at No. 19 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart and has amassed over six million streams on Spotify. It is the lead single from Anuel’s latest album, Real Hasta La Muerte, which is currently in its second week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.

    Anuel AA is widely considered as one of the leading figures of the rising Latin trap movement. He released his album by surprise on July 17, hours before he was released from prison where he had spent 30 months on gun possession charges. In his first interview since being out, Anuel told Billboard that the majority of the album was recorded during his time behind bars.

    Watch the video above and download “Brindemos” on DJcity.

    Related: Watch Tory Lanez and Ozuna’s ‘Pa Mi’ Video

  • The Top 10 Latin Albums and Songs of the Year So Far

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    Ozuna (Source: Facebook)

    Research company Nielsen has released its 2018 mid-year music report, revealing the top Latin albums and songs of the year so far. The report, which tracks the period from Dec. 29, 2017 to June 28, 2018, measures song and album sales along with audio and video streams.

    Among the standout artists are Ozuna and J Balvin, who both appear multiple times on each song chart. And after dominating 2017, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s “Despacito” remix featuring Justin Bieber continues to reign supreme. The track remains the No. 1 overall selling song as well as the top on-demand streamed song with 308.98 million streams.

    View the charts below.

    Top 10 Selling Latin Albums

    1. Ozuna, Odisea (313,000)
    2. J Balvin, Vibras (145,000)
    3. Maluma, F.A.M.E. (85,000)
    4. Romeo Santos, Golden (83,000)
    5. Shakira, El Dorado (77,000)
    6. Nicky Jam, Fenix (73,000)
    7. Aventura, Todavia Me Amas: Lo Mejor De Aventura (67,000)
    8. CNCO, CNCO (62,000)
    9. Christian Nodal, Me Deje Llevar (58,000)
    10. Wisin, Victory (57,000)

    Top 10 Selling Latin Songs

    1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” (246,000)
    2. Daddy Yankee, “Dura” (120,000)
    3. J Balvin & Willy William ft. Beyoncé, “Mi Gente” (114,000)
    4. Nicky Jam & J Balvin, “X” (91,000)
    5. Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato, “Echame La Culpa” (87,000)
    6. Ozuna ft. Cardi B, “La Modelo” (62,000)
    7. Nio Garcia, Darell, Casper Magico ft. Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam, & Ozuna, “Te Bote Remix” (59,000)
    8. Ozuna & Romeo Santos, “El Farsante” (58,000)
    9. Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, “Mayores” (44,000)
    10. Reik ft. Ozuna & Wisin, “Me Niego” (40,000)

    Top 10 On-Demand Latin Song Streams (Audio and Video Combined)

    1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” (308,980,000)
    2. Ozuna & Romeo Santos, “El Farsante” (212,042,000)
    3. Daddy Yankee, “Dura” (198,437,000)
    4. J Balvin & Willy William ft. Beyoncé, “Mi Gente” (195,776,000)
    5. Nicky Jam & J Balvin, “X” (156,952,000)
    6. Nio Garcia, Darell, Casper Magico ft. Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam, & Ozuna, “Te Bote Remix” (149,214,000)
    7. Ozuna ft. Cardi B, “La Modelo” (149,126,000)
    8. El Chombo, “Dame Tu Cosita” (148,941,000)
    9. Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato, “Echame La Culpa” (127,763,000)
    10. Natti Natasha ft. Ozuna, “Criminal” (124,303,000)

    Top 10 On-Demand Latin Song Streams

    1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” (119,802,000)
    2. J Balvin & Willy William ft. Beyoncé, “Mi Gente” (97,766,000)
    3. Ozuna & Romeo Santos, “El Farsante” (78,091,000)
    4. Nicky Jam & J Balvin, “X” (77,113,000)
    5. Nio Garcia, Darell, Casper Magico ft. Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam, & Ozuna, “Te Bote Remix” (75,764,000)
    6. Daddy Yankee, “Dura” (73,993,000)
    7. Ozuna ft. Cardi B, “La Modelo” (71,955,000)
    8. Ozuna, Mambo Kingz & DJ Luian ft. Bad Bunny, Wisin & Almighty, “Solita” (52,760,000)
    9. Bad Bunny, Prince Royce & J Balvin, “Sensualidad” (51,503,000)
    10. Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato, “Echame La Culpa” (51,503,000)

    Top 10 On-Demand Latin Video Streams

    1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” (189,178,000)
    2. El Chombo, “Dame Tu Cosita” (147,694,000)
    3. Ozuna & Romeo Santos, “El Farsante” (133,951,000)
    4. Daddy Yankee, “Dura” (124,444,000)
    5. J Balvin & Willy William ft. Beyoncé, “Mi Gente” (98,010,000)
    6. DJ Kass, “Scooby Doo Pa Pa” (90,570,000)
    7. Nicky Jam & J Balvin, “X” (79,839,000)
    8. Ozuna ft. Cardi B, “La Modelo” (77,171,000)
    9. Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato, “Echame La Culpa” (76,260,000)
    10. Natti Natasha ft. Ozuna, “Criminal” (75,189,000)

    Sources: Nielsen and Billboard

    Related: Watch Q&As From the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Conference

  • Club Tracks for Cinco de Mayo 2018

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    DJ Eddie Boy at the Conga Room in Los Angeles. (Source: Facebook)

    DJcity has put together a list of Latin edits, remixes, and bootlegs for your Cinco de Mayo DJ sets. The list includes four DJcity exclusives. Check it out below.

    Related: Club Tracks for Cinco de Mayo 2017

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  • Thombs Explains How to Produce a Moombahton Track

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    Rising Colombian producer Thombs has explained how to produce a moombahton track in a new video for Latin America-based YouTube channel, El Arte de Ser DJ. The Spanish-language channel, which translates to “The Art of Being a DJ,” reviewed DJcity’s record pool in March.

    Thombs breaks down his production process in FL Studio using his 2014 heater “La Era del Moombahton” featuring Happy Colors and Jack Style. Billboard listed the track as one of its top 50 moombahton songs of all time in 2016.

    Watch the video above and read a Spanish translation below.

    El productor colombiano Thombs ha explicado cómo producir una canción de moombahton en un nuevo video para el canal de YouTube, El Arte de Ser DJ. El canal revisó el record pool de DJcity en marzo.

    Thombs analiza su proceso de producción en FL Studio utilizando su éxito de 2014 “La Era del Moombahton” con Happy Colors y Jack Style. Billboard listó la canción como una de sus mejores 50 canciones de moombahton de todo el tiempo en 2016.

    Mira el video arriba.

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  • DJcity’s Record Pool Reviewed By Popular Latin DJ YouTube Channel

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    DJcity’s record pool has been reviewed by popular Latin America-based YouTube channel, El Arte de Ser DJ (The Art of Being a DJ). Hosted by DJ Luis Martinez, the channel offers tips, tutorials, and reviews for Spanish speaking DJs.

    Luis Martinez is a 10-year DJ veteran who’s well known throughout Latin America. His channel has close to 64,000 subscribers and has gained over 5.4 million views since 2013.

    In his review, Martinez begins by explaining the purpose of a DJ pool and then discusses whether subscribing to one is worth the investment. He goes on to give a comprehensive walkthrough of DJcity’s subscription service, examining the various features it has to offer. He ends by sharing his findings and overall opinion.

    Watch the review above.

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