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Puerto Rican Singer Kany García Is The Most Nominated Female Artist For Latin Grammys

The Latin Grammys are in two weeks and everyone is getting excited to see who takes home the prizes. One artist that has a good chance to take home several prizes is Kany García. The Puerto Rican singer has been nominated in five categories in the Latin Grammys.

Kany García’s latest album racked up several Latin Grammy nominations.

“Mesa Para Dos” is García’s seventh studio album and is already bringing her more acclaim than she expected. The album was a surprise to everyone, even García. The singer felt a need to stay connected to people while in quarantine and thus “Mesa Para Dos” was born with “zero planning.”

“It was kind of a beautiful madness and I told myself if I don’t release these now that we’re living this reality, with these feelings, I don’t know if when we reopen in November or October I will be able to release this album, in this way,” García told NBC News about the album. “It made sense to me today.”

It’s safe to say that “Mesa Para Dos” is a success.

There is a need for new entertainment as quarantining drags on to consume almost all of 2020. García’s album is feeding that need for new entertainment as production in TV, movies, and music was suspended as we tried to get a handle on the pandemic. The album was a cathartic experience for García, according to her interview with NBC News.

Yet, despite the quarantine, García has managed to produce gold.

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Garcías has been nominated in five categories in the 2020 Latin Grammys. García was nominated for Record of the Year with “Lo que en ti veo,” Album of the Year with “Mesa Para Dos,” Song of the Year with “Le que en ti veo,” Best Tropical Song with “Búscame,” and Best Singer-Songwriter Album with “Mesa Para Dos.”

García would not have been able to produce this album under normal circumstances.

García wrote all of her 10-song album. Each song is a collaboration with another artist including names like Camilo, Reik, and Carlos Vives. García told NBC News that the pandemic created the perfect environment to create this album.

“We were all at home, and all of our calendars were suddenly free, and I used that time to make duets with whoever I wanted, and they all said yes,” García told NBC News.

Congratulations, Kany!

Best of luck to all of the artists nominated. You can watch the Latin Grammys Nov. 19. Who are you rooting for?

READ: As A Latin Music Fan, Here Are My Picks For The 2020 Latin Grammys

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Shawn Mendes Credits Girlfriend Camila Cabello For Overcoming Body Image Issues

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Shawn Mendes Credits Girlfriend Camila Cabello For Overcoming Body Image Issues

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Shawn Mendes rose to fame at 15-years-old through the defuncted social media platform Vine. Years later, he is a worldwide pop sensation but even he falls victim to body image issues. Just goes to show that even famous men have problems with their own bodies.

Shawn Mendes is a certified hottie and that is just a fact.

The “Treat You Better” singer has made men and women swoon around the world with his classical good looks and stunning physique. The Canadian singer-songwriter has been a heartthrob since he broke into the pop music scene and his fans are not letting him down anytime soon.

Yet, Mendes recently admitted that he struggled with body image issues.

In an interview with British GQ, Mendes admits that he struggled with maintaining a healthy body image and self-confidence. The stress of fame and the constant public attention fed into Mendes’ own self-confidence and body image issues.

“‘“If you don’t work out, you’re going to lose fans,’” Mendes told British GQ about what he would tell himself.

The “Wonder” artist would get up two hours early to be able to work out.

Mendes admitted that he would sacrifice sleep and his own health to get the body he thought everyone wanted to see. His Calvin Klein campaign added to his body image issues because of the cultural impact of Calvin Klein campaigns.

Mendes recalled his loved ones helping him by saying, “You are not your body. You are not your voice. You are not your songs. You are you and people love you because of you.”

Mendes thanks his girlfriend, Camila Cabello, for helping him on his journey of self-love.

Mendes saw Cabello’s own strength in the face of body shaming. Cabello faced an onslaught of body shaming that dwarfed what he was feeling and going through.

“So strong, so clear and confident with her [body] and so articulate and empathetic about other people’s,” Mendes told British GQ about Cabello. “and it really changed my view of mine. It really changed my life.” 

Quarantine has become a chance for Mendes to figure who he wants to be.

Mendes wants to show the world another side of him, which is his vulnerable side. He wants men to understand there’s a difference between being obsessed with your abs and being healthy.

You can read the rest of the British GQ interview here.

READ: Everyone Has Thoughts And Concerns About Camila Cabello And Shawn Mendes’ Quarantine Walks

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Bad Bunny Is Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist In The World For 2020

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Bad Bunny Is Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist In The World For 2020

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Bad Bunny has quickly become one of the most beloved artists in the world. The Puerto Rican artist’s career has skyrocketed over the past couple of years and there is no slowing him down. Spotify’s 2020 wrap showed that Bad Bunny is indeed one of the most popular artists in the world.

Bad Bunny’s music is taking over the world and there is proof.

The singer is Spotify’s most-streamed artist in 2020 according to the platform’s yearly round-up. Last year Bad Bunny was the fifth most-streamed artist in the world so this was definitely a bigger and better year for San Benito.

Bad Bunny is not the only Latino at the top of the Spotify streaming charts. J Balvin came in at third place giving Latin music more recognition as one of the most popular genres.

Bad Bunny also come in wit Spotify’s most stream album of the year.

“YHLQMDLG” is Bad Bunny’s second studio album and it has been a quantifiable success. The album reached No. 1 in the U.S. on the Independent Albums Billboard, Top Latin Albums Billboard, and Latin Rhythm Albums Billboard charts.

Last year, Camila Cabello represented for the Latinas. The Cuban-Mexican-American pop star was all over the Spotify charts. Namely, Cabello was the fourth most-streamed female artist and “Señorita,” her collab with Shawn Mendes, was the most streamed song on Spotify for 2019.

Bad Bunny kept himself super relevant while in quarantine because his social media game is strong.

Bad Bunny kept his music coming while in quarantine. The Puerto Rican super star kept making things happen. He even created a quarantine anthem that he recorded with his significant other. Who could forget when “En Casita” hit Soundcloud? It was Bad Bunny’s way fo make quarantine worth it and trying to make sure that everyone did what they need to do to get past this pandemic.

Latin music’s popularity is growing fast around the world.

Artists like Bad Bunny, Karol G, and J Balvin are taking the Latin sounds and taking them international. More and more people are tuning in to the songs that make our own communities bump. With the way things are going, Latin music’s world takeover is not going to stop anytime soon.

READ: Bad Bunny Gives Us His Third Album Of The Year And Fans Worry He’s About To Retire From Music

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