Entertainment Maná to Receive Icon Award at 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards
Billie Eilish Earns Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Happier Than Ever’
Billie Eilish earns her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as her latest release, ‘Happier Than Ever,’ debuts atop the list.Happier is Eilish’s first studio effort since 2019’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which also launched at No. 1 (April 13, 2019-dated chart), and spent a total of three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. The set finished 2019 as the year-end Top Billboard 200 Album and went on to win the Grammy Award for album of the year, and the 2020 Billboard Music Award for Top Billboard 200 Album. So far, the album has earned just over 5 million equivalent album units in the U.S., with 1.2 million of that in album sales.
will be honored with the icon award at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards, Billboard and Telemundo announced on Thursday (Sept. 2).
The chart-topping and Grammy-winning Mexican rock band will be recognized for “having carved out a career that has not only remained relevant through time but has also made them the most distinguished band in their genre, celebrated globally for achieving both musical and commercial success.”
Comprised of Fher Olvera, Alex González, Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros, Maná will be honored during the awards ceremony set to take place Sept. 23 live on Telemundo. Maná will also deliver an exclusive performance of their new single, a remake of the classic “El Reloj Cucú” featuring 12-year-old vocalist Mabel, during the awards show.
Executive of the Week: Carbon Fiber Music President Franklin Martínez
The multi-genre success of Farruko’s “Pepas” earns his manager and Carbon Fiber Music president Franklin Martínez the title of Billboard’s Executive of the Week. With the upward trajectory of “Pepas” showing no signs of stopping, and with Farruko readying a September release for his upcoming studio album, La 167, Martínez spoke with Billboard about the song’s surprising success, the DJ factor and an upcoming remix. “You can have a great organic record,” he says, “but if no one jumps behind it, it won’t go anywhere.”“Pepas” is part of Farruko’s upcoming La 167.
Additionally, Maná’s frontman will be joined by Mabel to host the Inside the Soul of the Artist panel, which will honor single mothers and discuss growing up fatherless and the role heartbreak plays in the creative process, at the Billboard Latin Music Week — which returns to Miami Sept. 20-24.
Over 40 million albums sold worldwide and having sold out venues internationally, Maná has placed over 30 songs on Billboard’sincluding rock en español anthems such as “Labios Compartidos” and “Lluvia al Corazón,” which spent eight consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the tally. The band’s influence goes beyond music. Launched 25 years ago, their Selva Negra Ecological Foundation combines conservation and environmental rescue with social development.
Marc Anthony, Banda MS, Karol G & More to Perform at 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards
Marc Anthony, Banda MS, Karol G, among others, are confirmed to perform at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards set to take place Sept. 23.Billboard and Telemundo announced today (Sept. 9) a second round of performers that also include Guadalupe Pineda, Joss Favela, Lucy Vives, Mau y Ricky and Yuri. The chart-topping artists will take the stage at the annual awards show that will broadcast live on Telemundo beginning at 7pm ET with the traditional red carpet special followed by the awards show at 8pm ET.
Maná — who’s won 24 Billboard Latin Music Awards — is a 2021 finalist up for Latin pop artist of the year, duo or group. See the complete list of finalists.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards — which will feature additional performances by Christian Nodal, Ana Bárbara, Reik, Myke Towers, among many others — will kick off at 7 p.m. ET with the traditional red carpet special, followed by the awards show at 8 p.m. The event will also be simulcast on Hispanic entertainment cable channel Universo and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.
The awards will coincide with Billboard Latin Music Week, which will host live conversations and performances with superstars such as Karol G, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, Rauw Alejandro, Natti Natasha and many more. For more information on Billboard Latin Music Week and to register now, visit.
Here Are All the First-Time Finalists at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards .
The Billboard Latin Music Awards are less than a week away. Here’s a list of this year’s first-time finalists.In addition to Daddy Yankee receiving the Billboard Hall of Fame Award, finalists and winners will be honored at the award ceremony to be broadcast live on the Telemundo network at 8 p.m. ET from the Watsco Center in Miami on Thursday, Sept. 23. The coveted event will cover 59 categories across the major music genres of Latin pop, tropical, Latin rhythm and regional Mexican.