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Will Bad Bunny Win His First Grammy Award This Weekend?

There’s a good chance that Bad Bunny could win his first Anglo Grammy this weekend. The Puerto Rican superstar is nominated twice this year and his top-selling YHLQMDLG album might win it for him.

Bad Bunny was first nominated for a Grammy in 2019.

Bad Bunny is no stranger to the Grammy Awards. He received his first nomination in 2019 in the main Record of the Year category. This was thanks to his feature on Cardi B’s global smash “I Like It” with Colombian reggaetonero J Balvin. Last year, Benito was nominated twice in the strangely-titled Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album. He was up for his debut album x 100pre and his joint LP Oasis with J Balvin. Spanish singer Rosalía won for her El Mal Querer album.

YHLQMDLG might be what wins it for him this year.

This year that crowded aforementioned category was split into two categories. Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG, the top-selling Latin LP of 2020, is nominated for the Best Latin Pop or Urban Album category. The album famously peaked at No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart. Benito then became the first artist to top the chart with an all-Spanish album when El Último Tour Del Mundo dropped last November.

In the Best Latin Pop or Urban Album category, Bad Bunny faces competition from longtime Grammy favorites and fellow Puerto Ricans Ricky Martin and Kany García. He’s also up against 2020’s breakthrough Colombian pop star Camilo and rising Costa Rican singer Debi Nova. The heavy media campaigns behind Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG and El Último Tour Del Mundo might be what won over his colleagues at the Recording Academy.

He has a chance to win a Grammy with Dua Lipa, too.

The Grammys expanded on what pop music means in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category. Interestingly Tainy’s bilingual bop “Un Día (One Day)” featuring Bad Bunny, J Balvin, and Dua Lipa was included in this category. Kudos to Recording Academy for not generalizing this as a Latin release. Korean boyband BTS’ “Dynamite” was also nominated in a historic first for a K-Pop music recording.

In the aforementioned category, Tainy’s song is one of Lipa’s six Grammy nominations this year. She’s a favorite and might be what pulls the win for the “Un Día” squad. They still face stiff competition from BTS, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and the Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande “Rain on Me” collaboration.

We’ll find out on Sunday night if Bad Bunny is able to add a Grammy to his trophy shelf that already includes a few Latin Grammys. The Grammy Awards will air on CBS. Bad Bunny is scheduled to perform with his “Dákiti” collaborator Jhay Cortez.

Read: 2021 Grammy Awards: Bad Bunny and Cardi B to Perform

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J Balvin is Having a Baby with Valentina Ferrer

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J Balvin is Having a Baby with Valentina Ferrer

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J Balvin’s greatest hit is on the way. The Colombian reggaetonero’s girlfriend, Valentina Ferrer, revealed that she is pregnant with their baby. She talked about her pregnancy with Vogue México.

Valentina revealed the news in a beautiful photo spread with Vogue México.

Ferrer is on a digital cover of Vogue México proudly showing off her growing baby bump. J Balvin can be recognized standing directly behind her because of his tattooed hands that are holding her stomach. On Instagram, Balvin commented on the photo with a heart emoji.

The photos don’t just end with the cover. There are more stunning photos of Ferrer striking a pose and smiling in her pregnancy glory.

Ferrer revealed that the pregnancy was a shock to her at first. “I took the pregnancy test in the bathroom and I repeated it three more times because I couldn’t believe it,” Ferrer told Vogue México. “But what surprised me the most was when I felt the baby kick for the first time.”

Valentina and J Balvin first met in one of his music videos.

This will be J Balvin’s first child with Ferrer. The two first met on the set of his “Sigo Extrañándote” music video in 2017. The emotional visual was for Balvin’s hit single from his 2016 album Energía. In 2018, they debuted as a couple at New York Fashion Week.

J Balvin is having a busy 2021 so far. The dad-to-be has teased his next album with the singles “Ma’ G,” “Tu Veneno,” and “Otra Noche Sin Ti” featuring Khalid. A documentary about his life, The Boy From Medellín, will be released to streaming on Amazon Prime on May 6.

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Read: Khalid Goes Reggaeton in J Balvin’s “Otra Noche Sin Ti” Music Video

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Music Videos You Need To Watch This Week: Jay Wheeler, Sofi De La Torre and More

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Music Videos You Need To Watch This Week: Jay Wheeler, Sofi De La Torre and More

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Welcome to The Watch List, where we round up the best Latin music videos released in the past week that you need in your life. Check out the list below.

Jay Wheeler – “Viendo al Techo”

The “Curiosidad” singer is back and this time around with a solo effort for “Viendo al Techo.” The romantic reggaeton track follows a couple in the music video and Jay is singing from rooftops (and even inside their room).

Sofi de la Torre – “Y duele” feat. Pablo Alborán

Spanish singers Sofi de la Torre and Pablo Alborán teamed up for “Y Duele,” a pop duet that has them playing lovers driving around a minivan for the music video.

Carin León – “Mal Necesario”

En las malas y en las buenas, your partner should always be there, and Carin León sings about that in the music video for the Regional Mexican hit “Mal Necesario.”

Daniel Sabater – “tenemos que quedar” feat. DJ Parriba

Get your alternative pop fix with Daniel Sabater’s ‘tenemos que quedar‘ EP and music video, which is reminiscent of a Wes Anderson movie color palette.

Valentino x Jowell & Randy – “Suelta”

Reggaeton OG’S Valentino and Jowell & Randy (and their dancers) take you on stage with throwback beat fueled “Suelta.”

Rafa Pabon & Brray – “Domingo de Bote”

Summer is almost here, and Rafa Pabon and Brray set the mood for the boat and yacht parties with “Domingo de Bote.”

Carlos Vives & Ricky Martin – “Canción Bonita”

Watch Carlos Vives and Ricky Martin team up for their very first collaboration in a beautiful ode to Puerto Rico. Read more about the song and music video here.

READ: Latin Pop Icons Carlos Vives And Ricky Martin Team Up for Colorful “Canción Bonita” Video

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