The 2017 Latin Grammy Awards were held on Thursday and the results showed some love to Canada. Justin Bieber is now able to check the Latin Grammy for “Best Urban Fusion/Performance” off of his career to-do list. The big win was awarded for his help with remixing Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s smash hit “Despacito.”
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Mariah Carey’s fans were worried. It looked like their idol’s record for longest consecutive run at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 was in jeopardy after Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” remix tied it at 16 weeks. Their salvation came from an unlikely source.
One more week would’ve been enough for “Despacito” to pass Mariah’s 1995 jam “One Sweet Day,” but Taylor’s lead single “Look What You Made Me Do” took over the top spot on the most recent chart.
What started as a meme became a reality when Bonnie Tyler agreed to perform her classic hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” during the 2017 solar eclipse. Bonnie probably could’ve performed her famous 1983 track anywhere and with anyone, but she chose a cruise ship for her stage and DNCE for her backing band.
Congratulations are in order for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee who are the main artists on the most streamed song in history, “Despacito.” According to Universal Music, the original and remix version of the song have gained 4.6 billion plays since the single’s January release.
2.6 billion of those views came from the original version’s music video on YouTube. The audio-only video of the Justin Bieber remix garnered 426.8 million YouTube plays while both versions of the song were streamed a combined 1.1 billion times. Luis took to Instagram early Wednesday morning to thank the fans, Justin and Daddy Yankee for playing a role in the song’s success.
Watch Luis’ video below.
(Photo credit: Justin Bieber Instagram account)
Spotify set off a lot of alarms when the streaming service began posted an ad minting Justin Bieber as the “Latin King,” but quickly learned what a huge mistake that was. Not soon after subscribers saw the ad, they began sounding off about how insensitive and incorrect such propaganda is–especially, since Justin doesn’t even perform “Despacito” anymore.
Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have all grown up a lot in the last nine years. The trio of stars had a chance look back at the start of their journeys on Tuesday, when they celebrated nine years of “Camp Rock,” the Disney Channel movie that helped launch their careers.
Demi and Joe both took to Twitter, where Demi thanked Disney for helping start her rise to stardom. Joe shared a pic of Demi with all three Jonas Brothers, reflecting on his age and his past hair decisions. Both Demi and Joe met up with Nick Jonas in Cannes, where the “Jumanji” star was hanging out on a yacht.