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People Want Houston To Honor Los Tigres Del Norte With Their Own Day After Beating Cardi B’s Record

Los Tigres del Norte is one band that all Mexican-Americans stan. They have a way of transcending generations and the whole family can go to a concert and jam out. That’s exactly what happened with their last concert at the Rodeo Houston, which broke Cardi B’s record attendance…by six people.

We can all remember the first time we heard “Los Hijos de Hernández” and “Contrabanda y Traiccion.” These songs are just two of the reasons the band is still a force to be reckoned with today.

Cardi B stunned Texas when she broke the all-time attendance record at the Rodeo Houston.

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Cardi B got a crowd of 75,580 people to fill the Rodeo Houston on March 1. She beat Garth Brooks’ record attendance on March 18, 2018 by just three people. The record-breaking attendance is a true testament to the diversity in the Texas city.

Houston even honored Cardi B with her very own day, March 1.

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Cardi B was presented with a proclamation after her show announcing March 1 as Cardi B Day. A lot fo people are saying it is because she set a record with her concert attendance but the proclamation outlines the reason for her receiving the honor.

“On the weekend of August 26, 2017, the greater Houston area experienced a life-altering natural disaster. Houstonians dealt with devastating losses due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Through compassionate people willing to serve during this difficult time, Houston has remained resilient in its recovery efforts. Cardi B was no exception and unequivocally expressed her support by mobilizing into action to hose the Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive on September 16, 2017.”

Just 10 days after Cardi B’s record-breaking night, Los Tigres del Norte rolled into town.

If there is any band that can get all of Houston to the Rodeo Houston, it would definitely be Los Tigres del Norte. The norteño band has been rocking out homes and families since 1968 and they show no signs of slowing down, nor should they. They remain as relevant today as they were 50 years ago and for that we salute them as if they are family.

Oh, and they totally beat Cardi B’s record for Rodeo Houston attendance by six people.

That’s right. Cardi B brough 75,580 people to the Rodeo Houston and Los Tigres del Norte arrived with 75,586 of their closest fans. Only six people were needed to officially unseat Cardi B as the most attended concert in Rodeo Houston’s history.

And some people went straight to the Nicki Minaj/Cardi B feud to share their joy with this change.

Dayummmmmm. Rodeo Houston has been hosting some of the biggest names in music lately with a slew of artists taking their shows to Texas’ largest city. Kacey Musgraves, Cardi B, and Camila Cabello are just a few of the names to recently rock the concert venue. They even gave Selena touching and, some would say, necessary tributes while performing in Houston.

People are truly wildin’ out over Los Tigres del Norte beating Cardi B for attendance.

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They really did that, though. Like, they legit rolled through, saw what Cardi B did and figured they could outdo her. They did and it seemed like they didn’t even flinch when they performed to the largest-ever crowd at Rodeo Houston.

Some people are flabergasted at how quickly Cardi B lost her title.

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How could you really expect a norteño band wouldn’t bring in more people than any other kind of musician in Texas? It is Texas and Mexico is literally right next door. It makes sense that the most beloved band in the Mexican and Mexican-American communities would bring in the largest crowd. It just makes sense, tbh.

Some are even asking Houston if Los Tigres del Norte will get their own day.

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Surely, Los Tigres del Norte have done something worthy of a day commemorating them. However, Cardi B was presented her proclamation tied to what she did for Houston following Hurricane Harvey, not just because of her concert size.

So many musicians have made their way through Houston lately and there could be a change to the most-attended concert in the near future. We’ll just have to stay tuned to see what the future holds.

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The Nominations For The Billboard Latin Music Awards Are Out And Here’s Who Made The List

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The Nominations For The Billboard Latin Music Awards Are Out And Here’s Who Made The List

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The nominees for the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards are out and some of your faves are claiming several spots on the list. Bad Bunny and Ozuna are leading the pack with 14 nominations each. The two reggaetoneros claimed nominations for the coveted Artists of the Year award. All four nominees for Artist of the Year are male. Here the artists nominated for this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards.

First, let’s breakdown the nominees for Artist of the Year.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny had an exceptional 2019. The Puerto Rican artist teamed up with Colombian superstar J Balvin on the collaborative album “Oasis.” The album brought us hits like “Que Pretendes” and “La Canción.” The reggae star also become politically active this year joining other Puerto Rican celebrities to travel to the Caribbean island to participate in protests against former Governor Ricardo Rosselló and Rosselló’s proposed anti-LGBTQ legislation.

J Balvin

The Colombian music star has been everywhere this year. Balvin not only partnered with Bad Bunny for collaborative album “Oasis,” he released a slew of new songs in 2019. The singer teamed up with Maluma to create “Qué Pena” and we spent most of last year jamming out to that single. Balvin is in tied in second place with Daddy Yankee with 12 nominations.

Ozuna

Despite a longterm scandal involving extortion and a sex tape, Ozuna kept things going and delivered high power music last year. The Puerto Rican singer joined Karol G, Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, and J Balvin on “China,” which has garnered more than 1 billion views on YouTube.

Romeo Santos

Romeo Santos spent 2019 collabing with so many different artists. His year of collaborations includes “Me Quedo” with Zacarias Ferreira and “ileso” with Teodoro Reyes. Santos has been nominated for five other awards including Canción del Año, Streaming for “Ella Quiere Beber” with Anuel AA, Top Latin Album, Artista del Año, Masculino, Categoria Tropical, Canción Tropical del Año for “Aullando” with Wisin and Yandel, and Álbum Tropical del Año for “Utopia.”

Here is a full list of nominees in the top categories for the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Artista del Año / Artist of the Year:

Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Artista del Año, Debut / Artist of the Year, New:

Jhay Cortez
Manuel Turizo
Paulo Londra
Sech

Gira del Año / Tour of the Year:

Bad Bunny
Chayanne
Jennifer Lopez
Marc Anthony

Artista del Año, Redes Sociales / Social Artist of the Year

Anuel AA
Becky G
Daddy Yankee
Lali

Artista Crossover del Año / Crossover Artist of the Year

DJ Snake
Drake
Katy Perry
Snow

Check out the full list of nominees by clicking here.

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J.Lo Speaks Up About The Super Bowl Halftime Show And How She Wants Girls To Raise Their Voices

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J.Lo Speaks Up About The Super Bowl Halftime Show And How She Wants Girls To Raise Their Voices

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The J.Lo and Shakira halftime show at Super Bowl LIV was electric, powerful, empowering, and contagious. The two Latina performers gave Super Bowl viewers and audience the show of a lifetime. Latin pride was at the forefront of this year’s halftime show and there was also a strong political message because Latinos live in terrifying times.

J.Lo and Shakira used part of their halftime show to give a voice to the voiceless in the Latino and immigrant communities.

During J.Lo’s performance, her daughter Emme started “Let’s Get Loud” and the imagery struck a nerve with some viewers. Litter in front of the stage were children in orbed cages. Many have speculated that the children are a nod at the Trump administration’s immigration policies that forced children into cages and separated families.

The mother and daughter duo then covered “Born In The USA” by Bruce Springsteen and J.Lo flashed a Puerto Rican flag.

The Puerto Rican people, who are Americans, have been let down by the current administration as they try to recover from Hurricane Maria. Now, the island is recovering from devastating earthquakes. The Trump administration has actively cut funding to Medicaid in Puerto Rico as more and more people are reliant on the assistance.

J.Lo shared a video on Instagram right before the performance and included a rallying call to all Latinas and young girls around the world.

The global pop star wanted to use her performance at Super Bowl LIV performance to give people a chance to raise their voices. In a time where children are in cages, women are losing healthcare rights, and vulnerable communities are under attack around the world, these moments matter.

The Super Bowl LIV halftime show’s message is resonating far and wide.

The image of Emme “locked” in a cage while singing “Let’s Get Loud” caught everyone’s attention. Her voice, accompanied by a choir of children behind her, gave viewers a striking visual of children in cages.

Some pointed to other elements of the performance that referenced the administration’s treatment of migrants.

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There were so many elements of the half time show that people pointed to as reminiscent of the policies devastating migrant families. The lights behind the performers interlocked in the pattern of a chainlink fence we have all seen along the border.

Some people were very much bothered by the strong Latino representation at the Super Bowl.

Pobercitos. Who knew that strong Latinas on stage showing their brown bodies and Latin dancing would trigger them?

Some people are showing the double standard that exists among performers at the Super Bowl.

Women, especially Black and brown women, are often treated to this double standard. Somehow, dancing as a brown or Black woman is overly sexual when white men are not subjected to the same scrutiny.

To top it off, let’s not forget that the Super Bowl was in Miami, a Latino enclave and the halftime performance was representative of that culture.

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