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Ozuna Is The Only Reggaeton Artist That Would Put Samurai And A Japanese Sword Fight In His Music Video And Surprisingly It Works Great

The music video for “Una Flor,” by Puerto Rican-Dominican reggaeton and Latin Trap artist Ozuna, recently dropped. The track is from his latest album, “Odisea,” and the video has raked in over 3 million views in just about 24 hours. It’s not surprising that he’s gotten that many views — he’s got eight songs on the Billboard Hot Latin charts. According to Billboard, the last two artists to do so were Joan Sebastian and Juan Gabriel.

Ozuna’s music video has only been out for a day, but its visual style is pulling in major views.

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Ozuna was inspired by Japan and its ancient Samurai culture to tell this compelling visual story of an injured warrior taken in by a woman who nurses him back to health. The unnamed warrior then later gives his life to save hers when she is ambushed on her way through the woods. It’s a beautifully sad story. “Una Flor” follows the style of Ozuna’s previous music videos, with striking visuals, poetic narratives and a keen awareness for storytelling.

“Tu Foto,” and its accompanying music video feature characters reliving memories triggered by old photographs.

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The memories are moments of extreme loss, from a drug overdose to a drive-by shooting. The stories here show the effects and reaches of drug and alcohol abuse. With over 400 million views since April, it’s clear that Ozuna and his video production team have a powerful handle on how to pair Ozuna’s music with stirring storytelling.

Slightly on the lighter side, Ozuna’s  third music video is a tale of a woman scorned who gets back at her cheating man.

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Definitely not as visually metaphorical or stunning, but a fun ride nonetheless.

Here, Ozuna and other fellow Latin Trap artists discuss the history of the genre that, after several years, is finally starting to take off.

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You can almost hear the reggaeton purists sighing about how the sounds of the moment are moving more towards this Latin Trap sound.

And if you want the in-depth Ozuna interview with Leila Cobo of Billboard, check out the video below.

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Listen to where some of his songs and inspirations have come from.

With eight songs on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart when he released his album on August 25th, there’s no telling what heights Ozuna will reach. We can’t wait to see where he goes!


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Cardi B Posted An Almost Nude Video, Madonna Whipped Maluma, And Other Wild Billboard Award Moments

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Cardi B Posted An Almost Nude Video, Madonna Whipped Maluma, And Other Wild Billboard Award Moments

This year’s Billboard Music Awards show was popping and it was more than just the show. The celebrities went all out in some of the most extreme ways and it was all caught on social media. Cardi B led the pack with 21 nominations, making it the biggest opportunity for Latino wins yet. Drake swept the awards taking home 12 awards to bring his net total to 27 Billboard awards, breaking Taylor Swift’s record. BTS was everywhere talking to everyone including Becky G. We can’t forget Mariah Carey’s speech about all of the drama she experienced in her career.

The two-hour red carpet pre-show got real steamy, thanks to Cardi B and husband, Offset.

The two had a brief split in late 2018 but they’re hotter than ever after the release of R-rated music video “Clout,” which now has over 55 million views on YouTube.

Fans were shook to see Cardi’s killer abs, less than a year after giving birth.

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Our first thought was, ‘dang, that’s an incredible contouring job.’ Pero, no. From every angle, Cardi is ripped, and you didn’t see the BBMA’s if you didn’t revel in Cardi’s abs.

Becky G revealed that she’s working on her Spanish language album and an English EP.

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“I am working on my Spanish album at the moment and I’m also working on my English EP. So I have both worlds going on at the same time, and living in both worlds simultaneously my whole life. It’s challenging as an artist.” -Becky G

After an explicit red carpet photo went viral, Cardi gave the class an anatomy lesson backstage.

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She posted a nearly nude video to set the record straight, all while shouting, “Motherf**kers going showing this f**king picture, now you’re all photoshopping it even more like, ‘Cardi pussy, Cardi pussy.’ First of all, that ain’t my pussy. My pussy right here. This is where I birthed my daughter from. This right here, you know the part that shows when I go like this, that’s just my a**!”

Thank you, Cardi, for this valuable lesson that we all enjoyed.

Kelly Clarkson performed covers of both “MIA” by Bad Bunny and “I Like It” by Cardi B.

After show opener, Taylor Swift performed “ME!,” we witnessed Kelly Clarkson covering a slew of top hits from 2018, including Spanish language music. While it’s great that Latin music is becoming more mainstream, we wonder where Clarkson received the invitation to cover these songs. Bad Bunny invited Drake to collaborate and we got a viral sensation. What are your thoughts on a white country singer singing viral Latin hits at the BBMAs? Comment below.

Madonna and Maluma performed their new collaboration “Medellín” on stage with the help of some holograms.

The performance was fine until things got a little questionable. During the show, Madonna produces a riding crop and started to play with Maluma in a way that would make our parents gasp and cover our adult eyes.

But, what do you expect from the song that showed Madonna licking Maluma’s toes in the music video?

Ozuna swept the Latin-specific Billboard Music Awards.

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Ozuna was nominated for five awards and took home three! The Top Latin Song of the year was, no surprise, “Te Boté (Remix). His album, Aura, also won the Latin Album of the year and all of the above earned him Latin Artist of the year! Felicidades, Ozuna!

Cardi took home six Billboard awards.

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In a contentious battle between Cardi and Nicki Minaj, Cardi took home the Rap Female Artist award for the second year in a row. Sensational “I Like It” earned her the top Rap Song award and “Girls Like You” won her the Hot 100 Song, Collaboration, Radio Song and Top Selling Song awards. Maroon 5 was not present at the ceremony and Cardi happily accepted all four trophies on everyone’s behalf.

During Cardi’s acceptance speech for Top Rap Song, the audience couldn’t hold back their applause.

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Cardi began her acceptance speech by telling the world that the trophy belongs to her fans… “the gang, gang, gang.” As the crowd roared in applause, she had to tell them she wasn’t finished yet.

“I know y’all love me. If you got a favorite artist, support them. Stream their music. Listen to their music. Tell a friend to tell a friend about their music to get them on the chart, an upcoming artist or artists that’s already out there. Support their music. Be the biggest fan that you can be.”

Mariah Carey took home the Icon Award, but not before performing a medley of her most iconic songs through the decades.

In an emotional acceptance speech, Carey bared it all:

“I still feel like that lost interracial child who had a lot of nerve to believe I could succeed at anything at all in this world. But I did believe, because I had to.

I want to thank all the people who’ve been with me on this journey through the highs and lows, through the struggles –through your struggles and mine. To anybody who doesn’t allow themselves to be broken, and keeps getting up, and keeps holding on, and keeps standing tall, and keeps on believing, and keeps rising, I celebrate you tonight. And to anyone who’s ever told me that a song I wrote helped save your life, I thank you because you saved mine, and I’ll be eternally grateful.”

READ: Here’s 19 Ways Latinxs Slayed And Played at the Billboard Music Awards

Ozuna Addresses Extortion Plot During Billboard Latin Music Week Q&A, Apologizes Again

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Ozuna Addresses Extortion Plot During Billboard Latin Music Week Q&A, Apologizes Again

Ozuna fans were shocked at the beginning of the year when they heard about an extortion plot that was consuming the reggaetonero. The singer was paying tens of thousands of dollars to keep the extorter from releasing sexually explicit videos of Ozuna when he was a teenager. Despite apologizing in January, Ozuna apologized to fans again at his Billboard Latin Music Week Q&A.

Ozuna used his Billboard Latin Music Week Q&A to address his fans on an ongoing controversy.

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Ozuna started his 45-minute long Q&A with Leia Cobo by directly addressing his fans about the extortion drama. He candidly used his own experience to speak to his fans about the importance of owning up to your action and past.

“People say you don’t have to apologize. Of course, I have to apologize,” Ozuna told Cobo during his Q&A.

The young musician admitted that he felt his fans deserved an explanation for his actions.

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For Ozuna, the apologies he has released for the extortion plot were necessary to thank those who stand behind him. Regardless of the fame and success he has experienced, he knows the importance of being open with his fans and the necessity of giving them the most honest representation of who he is.

The singer is most appreciative for his family, who are his biggest supporters.

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“My family, my wife and my kids, they know who I am,” Ozuna told the audience when answering a question about balancing negative and positive news coverage. “As long as we are with god we have nothing to fear.”

“Life is balance. It is positive and negative balance. I am not the only person who has been born with difficulties. There are errors that you make when you’re young,” Ozuna added. “I am still a human.”

This is the second time Ozuna has apologized because of the extortion plot.

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“Like many young people, I made a mistake, fueled by ignorance,” Ozuna wrote. “Today, I’m not only sorry for what happened, but I condemn it. That’s why I looked for help and I am certain everything will be cleared. Likewise, I’m following the process and am always willing to collaborate with authorities to prevent the evil that resulted from this big mistake. More importantly, I ask my family for forgiveness. They are my life’s priority and I will continue to fight for them always.”

Shortly after his apology, it was announced that late LGBTQ+ trap artist Kevin Fret was behind the extortion.

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Kevin Fret’s death at the beginning of the year set off a firestorm of fear and anger within the LGBTQ+ community. Fret was shot and killed while riding his motorbike through San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ozuna’s team came forward and admitted that Fret was the man behind the extortion plot threatening Ozuna’s career unless he got payments from the singer. However, Ozuna’s manager, after meeting with the San Juan District Attorney, said Ozuna was in no way implicated in the tragic death. Yet, Fret’s mother is adamant that Ozuna is responsible for her son’s death.

“I know that it was him [Ozuna] who ordered my son to be killed, together with Vicente Saavedra,” Hild Rodriguez, Fret’s mother, told Samantha Love on her radio show in April 2019. “Ozuna carries this in his conscience.”

Fans came out strong to support Ozuna during this time and defended him on social media.

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There is nothing funny about extortion based on sexually explicit material. That is revenge porn, a form of pornography that is being outlawed and turned into a felony offense in several states in the U.S. Not to mention that the video of Ozuna is allegedly him as a minor and has serious criminal implications if it would be released.

READ: Ozuna Is Working With The FBI And Miami Police Department About An Attempted Extortion

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