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J Balvin's Most Memorable Collaborations: Justin Bieber, Farruko & More

J Balvin's Most Memorable Collaborations: Justin Bieber, Farruko & More

There's no doubt that J Balvin has become one of the hottest reggaetoneros in the music industry with hits like "6AM" "Ay Vamos" and "Ginza," the last two hitting No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs.  The Colombian singer has also had his share of important collaborations with top artists like Justin Bieber, Becky G and Nicky Jam. In honor of Balvin's 31st birthday (May 7) we've put together some of his most memorable collabs, including the Latino remix of Bieber's "Sorry" and the 2014 summer anthem "6AM" with Farruko.

Balvin's upcoming album, which is due in June, will also be packed with collaborations since he's been in the studio with Pharrell, Yandel and his latest special guest in the recording studio David Guetta. 

by Griselda Flores

Pitbull Announces Summer Tour With Prince Royce

Pitbull Announces Summer Tour With Prince Royce

Prince Royce and Pitbull perform onstage at Fox's American Idol XIV Finale on May 13, 2015 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Calif. Michael Becker/FOX via Getty Images

Prince Royce and Pitbull perform onstage at Fox's American Idol XIV Finale on May 13, 2015 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Calif.

Michael Becker/FOX via Getty Images

Pitbull took to Twitter to announce The Bad Man summer tour with Prince Royce today (May 9)! Mr. Worldwide also announced that there will be another special guest joining them. "Dale!"

The national tour will kick off on July 6 in Fresno, CA, and will take the "Messin' Around" singerand Royce to cities like San Antonio, Atlanta, Chicago and Tampa.  

by Griselda Flores

Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016: See the Full Winners List

Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016: See the Full Winners List

Nicky Jam raises his Hot Latin Song of the Year award during the Latin Billboard Awards, Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Coral Gables, Fla.  AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

Nicky Jam raises his Hot Latin Song of the Year award during the Latin Billboard Awards, Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Coral Gables, Fla. 

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

The 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards are a wrap! Find all the winners below:

Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016: All Our Coverage

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male
Gerardo Ortiz
Joan Sebastian
Juan Gabriel -- WINNER
Ricky Martin

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
ChocQuibTown
Gente de Zona -- WINNER
Grupo Manía
Ilegales

Hot Latin Song of the Year
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, “Te Metiste”
J Balvin, “Ginza”
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdón” -- WINNER
Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente”

Tropical Song of the Year
Gente de Zona Feat. Marc Anthony, “La Gozadera” -- WINNER
Romeo Santos, “Hilito”
Romeo Santos Feat. Marc Anthony, “Yo También”
Victor Manuelle, “No Quería Engañarte”

Top Latin Album of the Year
Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte
Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo -- WINNER
Maná, Cama Incendiada
Ricky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar

Tropical Album of the Year
Aventura, Sólo Para Mujeres
Buena Vista Social Club, Lost and Found
Gilberto Santa Rosa, Necesito Un Bolero
Victor Manuelle, Que Suenen Los Tambores -- WINNER

Regional Mexican Album of the Year
Calibre 50, Lo Mejor De…
Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte -- WINNER
Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda, El Aferrado
Various, Las Bandas Románticas de América 2015

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Solo
Daddy Yankee
Farruko
J Balvin
Nicky Jam -- WINNER

Latin Rhythm Song of the Year
J Balvin, “Ginza”
Maluma, “Borro Cassette”
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdón” -- WINNER
Zion & Lennox, “Pierdo La Cabeza”

Airplay Song of the Year
J Balvin, “Ginza”
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdón” -- WINNER
Romeo Santos, “Hilito”
Zion & Lennox, “Pierdo La Cabeza”

Streaming Song of the Year
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, “Háblame de Ti”
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, “Mi Razón de Ser”
J Balvin, “Ay Vamos”
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdón” -- WINNER

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga -- WINNER
Calibre 50
Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda

Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga -- WINNER
Calibre 50
Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Alexis & Fido
Baby Rasta & Gringo
Plan B
Zion & Lennox -- WINNER

Latin Pop Album of the Year
Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo -- WINNER
Juan Gabriel, Mis Número 1 … 40 Aniversario
Maná, Cama Incendiada
Ricky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar

Tour of the Year
Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull
Juan Gabriel -- WINNER
Ricardo Arjona
Romeo Santos

Artist of the Year
Enrique Iglesias
Juan Gabriel
Nicky Jam
Romeo Santos -- WINNER

Artist of the Year, New
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho -- WINNER
Banda Clave Nueva de Max Peraza
La Séptima Banda
Maluma

Social Artist of the Year
Enrique Iglesias
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos
Shakira -- WINNER

Crossover Artist of the Year
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber -- WINNER
OMI
The Weeknd

Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event
Farruko Feat. Shaggy & Nicky Jam, “Sunset”
Gente de Zona Feat. Marc Anthony, “La Gozadera”
Mana Feat. Shakira, “Mi Verdad”
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdón” -- WINNER

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male
Enrique Iglesias
J. Balvin
Nicky Jam
Romeo Santos -- WINNER

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female
Jennifer Lopez
Natalia Jimenez
Natti Natasha
Shakira -- WINNER

Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year
DEL
Remex
Sony Music Latin -- WINNER
Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year
Capitol Latin
DEL
Fonovisa
Sony Music Latin -- WINNER

Airplay Label of the Year
DEL
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment -- WINNER
Warner Latina

Airplay Imprint of the Year
Capitol Latin
Disa
Fonovisa
Sony Music Latin -- WINNER

Digital Song of the Year
Gente de Zona Feat. Marc Anthony, “La Gozadera”
J Balvin, “Ay Vamos”
J Balvin, “Ginza”
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdón” -- WINNER

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female
Ana Gabriel
Chiquis Rivera
Natalia Jiménez
Selena -- WINNER

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
Calibre 50
Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
Maná -- WINNER

Top Latin Albums Label of the Year
Columbia
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment -- WINNER
Warner Latina

Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year
Disa
Fonovisa -- WINNER
Musart
Sony Music Latin

Latin Pop Song of the Year
Christian Daniel, “Ahora Que Te Vas”
Juanes, “Juntos”
Maná Feat. Shakira, “Mi Verdad” -- WINNER
Ricky Martin Feat. Yotuel, “La Mordidita”

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Solo
Christian Daniel
Enrique Iglesias -- WINNER
Juanes
Ricky Martin

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Chino & Nacho
Ha*Ash
Jesse & Joy
Mana -- WINNER

Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year
Sony Music Latin -- WINNER
Summa
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year
Capitol Latin
Sony Music Latin -- WINNER
Universal Music Latino
Warner Latina

Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Solo
Juan Gabriel -- WINNER
Marco Antonio Solís
Ricky Martin
Selena

Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Grupo Nueva Vida
Il Divo
Jesse & Joy
Maná -- WINNER

Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year
Columbia
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment -- WINNER
Warner Latina

Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year
Fonovisa
Sony Music Latin -- WINNER
Universal Music Latino
Warner Latina

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Solo
Marc Anthony
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos -- WINNER
Victor Manuelle

Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year
Pina
Sony Music Latin -- WINNER
Top Stop
Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year
Kiyavi
Pina
Sony Music Latin -- WINNER
Top Stop

Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Solo
Gilberto Santa Rosa
Marc Anthony
Romeo Santos -- WINNER
Victor Manuelle

Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Aventura
Buena Vista Social Club -- WINNER
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
Pirulo y La Tribu         

Tropical Albums Label of the Year
Planet Records
Sony Music Latin -- WINNER
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Bros.

Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year
Kiyavi
Premium Latin
Sony Music Latin -- WINNER
Top Stop

Regional Mexican Song of the Year
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, “Te Metiste” -- WINNER
Banda Clave Nueva de Max Peraza, “Cuál Adiós”
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, “Háblame de Ti”
Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda, “El Amor de Su Vida”

Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Solo
El Komander -- WINNER
Gerardo Ortiz
Remmy Valenzuela
Roberto Tapia

Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year
DEL
Remex
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment -- WINNER

Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year
DEL
Disa
Fonovisa -- WINNER
Remex

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Solo
Chiquis Rivera
Gerardo Ortiz
Joan Sebastian -- WINNER
Vicente Fernández

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda -- WINNER

Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year
Lizos
Remex
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment -- WINNER

Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year
DEL
Disa
Fonovisa -- WINNER
Musart

Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year
Baby
Pina
Sony Music Latin -- WINNER
Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year
Capitol Latin
Melodías de Oro
Pina
Sony Music Latin -- WINNER

Latin Rhythm Album of the Year
Don Omar, Last Don ll
Pitbull, Dale -- WINNER
Tony Dize, La Melodía de la Calle, 3rd Season
Yandel, Legacy: De Líder a Leyenda Tour

Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Solo
Don Omar
Farruko
Pitbull -- WINNER
Yandel

Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Baby Rasta & Gringo
Kinto Sol
Plan B -- WINNER
Wisin & Yandel 

Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year
Cinq
La Industria
Sony Music Latin -- WINNER
Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year
Machete
Mr. 305/Famous Artist
Pina
Sony Music Latin -- WINNER

Songwriter of the Year
Anthony “Romeo” Santos -- WINNER
Horacio Palencia Cisneros
Nick “Nicky Jam” Rivera Caminero
Sergio Mercado

Publisher of the Year
Mayimba Music, Inc., ASCAP -- WINNER
Palabras De Romeo, ASCAP
Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing LLC, BMI
Universal – Música Unica Publishing, BMI

Publishing Corporation of the Year
El Productions LLC
Sony/ATV Music -- WINNER
Universal Music
Warner/Chappell Music

Producer of the Year
Anthony “Romeo” Santos
Jesús Jaime González Terrazas
Jesús Tirado Castañeda
Saga WhiteBlack -- WINNER

Kate Del Castillo Under Investigation in Mexico For Possible Money Laundering

Kate Del Castillo Under Investigation in Mexico For Possible Money Laundering

Kate del Castillo is seen on the set of "Despierta America" at Univision Studios on Oct. 26, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

Kate del Castillo is seen on the set of "Despierta America" at Univision Studios on Oct. 26, 2015 in Miami, Florida. 

Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

by John Hecht

In an interview published Tuesday with newspaper El Universal, Mexico's Attorney General Arely Gomez said the prosecutors' office is probing Kate del Castillo for possible money laundering in association with drug kingpin Joaquin El Chapo Guzman.

Gomez told the Mexican daily, "Even when there are indications, we need legal certainty."

Among several lines of investigation, Gomez said the prosecutors' office is looking into money laundering surrounding del Castillo's tequila brand, Tequila del Honor. Authorities here also have been investigating whether the actress-producer received illicit funds for a planned biopic about El Chapo.

Gomez told El Universal that the investigation is ongoing and she could offer no specific details of del Castillo's possible business dealings with El Chapo.

Del Castillo set up Sean Penn's secret Rolling Stone interview with El Chapo in a Mexican jungle and the article went live one day after the drug lord's Jan. 9 capture.

In a Sunday 60 Minutes interview, Penn said his Chapo article had regrettably failed to accomplish what he set out to do: raise awareness about an ongoing drug war that claims tens of thousand of lives each year. 

Gomez said Penn currently is not under investigation, nor is director Oliver Stone, whose name has been mentioned among several Hollywood filmmakers rumored to be on the producers' wish list.

Jose Ibanez, who worked with Stone on South of the Border, is reportedly attached to produce the movie, but his Madrid-based Pentagrama Films did not reply to THR's request for comment.

Del Castillo made her first public statement last week since the Rolling Stone interview. She recently took to Twitter saying she would be telling her side of the story soon.

According to a report published this week in the magazine Proceso, Del Castillo told journalist Lydia Cacho one year ago that she would not accept financing from El Chapo for the film.

"They should be strictly known investors," del Castillo was quoted as saying.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter

Juanes & Ben Silverman Shop Bilingual TV Series Described as 'Narcos' Meets 'Entourage': Exclusive

Juanes & Ben Silverman Shop Bilingual TV Series Described as 'Narcos' Meets 'Entourage': Exclusive

Juanes attends The 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the STAPLES Center on Feb. 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS

by Leila Cobo

Latin music may get it’s own Empire-like TV drama, thanks to a recently forged partnership between Golden Globe winning producer Ben Silverman (Ugly BettyHands of Stone) and Latin star Juanes and his manager, Rebeca Leon.

The three have joined to develop and produce a TV show titled Persiguiendo el Sol (Chasing the Sun) that will chronicle Juanes’ rise to stardom, from his beginnings in Colombia through his arrival in Miami, Billboard has learned.

"It's a mix of Entourage and Narcos,” Silverman told Billboard, referencing the drug drama not for its content, but as an example of a show shot in Latin America for mainstream audiences. However, there is a further link: Producer Eric Newman, the showrunner for Narcos, will also be executive producer and showrunner for Persiguiendo.

"He's the first American producer to bring American show running to American production," said Silverman, who has worked several Latin-themed projects in recent years, including  Jane the Virgin and Killer Women.

Silverman, who is the founder and chairman of entertainment production company Electus, arrived in Miami Jan. 18 in time for the NATPE global television market. He’ll be shopping the show concept to potential production partners in both Latin and mainstream media with plans to start shooting as early as spring or summer. 

Persiguiendo el Sol, which is named after Juanes' memoir, will be a bilingual show and will feature cameos from multiple artists in both mainstream and Latin worlds.

The notion of the show began to brew after Silverman met Juanes through Leon in 2014 and enlisted him to perform in an episode of Jane the Virgin. Silverman was already heavily vested in Latin themed productions. Among other projects, he was putting the finishing touches on bilingual film Hands of Stone, which is due out in April and tells the story of boxer Roberto "Mano de Piedra" Durán. Its cast includes Edgar Ramirez, Ruben Blades, Usher and Robert de Niro.

Juanes has also been dabbling further in mainstream film and television. Last year, his song "Juntos," co-written with fellow Colombian Fonseca, was used for the ending credits of Disney film McFarland USA.

Juan Gabriel Controls Entire Top Three on Latin Albums Chart

Juan Gabriel Controls Entire Top Three on Latin Albums Chart

Juan Gabriel performs on stage during Volver 2015 Tour at Viejas Arena on Feb. 6, 2015 in San Diego, California.  Daniel Knighton/WireImage

Juan Gabriel performs on stage during Volver 2015 Tour at Viejas Arena on Feb. 6, 2015 in San Diego, California. 

Daniel Knighton/WireImage

It's the first time in chart history a living act has achieved the feat.

Juan Gabriel makes history on the weekly Top Latin Albums chart, as the legend has the entire top three titles on the sales tally dated Jan. 16. It’s the first time a living act has achieved the feat.

Gabriel controls Nos. 1-3 with Los Duo 2 (holding at No. 1), Los Duo (rising 3-2) and Mis Numero 1… 40 Aniversario (5-3). While acts have monopolized the top three previously, all did so only following their death: Joan Sebastian (on the Aug. 1, 2015-dated chart), Jenni Rivera (on multiple charts in 2012 and 2013), Celia Cruz (twice in 2003) and Selena (in five different weeks in 1995).

Los Duo and its sequel, Los Duo 2, are superstar duets albums that pair Gabriel (and his own earlier hits) with acts like Marc Anthony, Vicente Fernandez, Wisin and Joan Sebastian

The Mis Numero album is a greatest hits collection that was released in 2014, and topped the chart in 2015. All three albums took turns at No. 1 last year.

Elsewhere on the charts, Colombian singer Silvestre Dangond earns his first No. 1 with “Materialista,” as the track jumps 4-1 on Tropical Airplay. The song earned a 52 percent gain in spins for the week ending Jan. 3. The single is a collaboration with Nicky Jam, who tallies his second leader on the list, following his featured turn on Tito Nieves’ “Ya No Queda Nada” in 2005.

Jam also logs two more titles within the top four on the latest Tropical Airplay chart (“Como Lo Hacia Yo” vaults 31-3 and “Te Busco” rises 6-4), making Jam the first artist to claim three of the top four titles at the same time. 

by Keith Caulfield

Hear Shakira's 'Try Everything' From Disney's 'Zootopia'

Hear Shakira's 'Try Everything' From Disney's 'Zootopia'

Shakira poses for a portrait on Oct. 15, 2014 in Barcelona. Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images

Shakira poses for a portrait on Oct. 15, 2014 in Barcelona.

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Shakira voices a gazelle in the upcoming animated movie.

Shakira’s soaring new single “Try Everything” is featured in the upcoming Disney movie Zootopia, in which she voices a midriff-baring gazelle with blond hair curling out from between her horns.“Try Everything” is now available on Apple Music and iTunes.  The animated movie, a kid-friendly thriller set in “the urban jungle” of a city of animals, debuts in theaters March 4.

Listen to Shakira sing “Try Everything”:

Billboard Staff

Marc Anthony Wants to Empower Latin Music Artists (and Athletes) With His Magnus Media: It 'Was Born Out of Frustration'

Marc Anthony Wants to Empower Latin Music Artists (and Athletes) With His Magnus Media: It 'Was Born Out of Frustration'

Marc Anthony signs 4 time All Star Aroldis Chapman to 360 deal for Magnus Sports. Courtesy Photo

Marc Anthony signs 4 time All Star Aroldis Chapman to 360 deal for Magnus Sports.

Courtesy Photo

Leila Cobo

Marc Anthony -- actor, producer and top touring artist -- aims in 2016 to take on another title: mogul. His Magnus Media -- which he launched last April as an entertainment, branding, marketing, social media and content development company -- is poised to become the Latin Roc Nation, with Anthony in the Jay Z role.

"This [company] was born out of frustration," says Anthony, 47. "I don't think there's anyone in the industry that I don't know, and whenever we went over the state of the business, I realized they were missing a lot of opportunities."

Those opportunities lay mostly, of course, in music -- Magnus' roster includes Gente de Zona, Venezuelan duo Chino & Nacho, radio personality Enrique Santos and Alejandro Sanz (signed to a deal for licensing, sponsorship and endrosements). But the company, which looks to empower Latinos in the U.S. marketplace, has astutely targeted professional sports as well. In November, Anthony (who purchased a stake in the Miami Dolphins in 2009) launched the Magnus Sports division. Its first client: New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman, who was signed through a joint-venture deal with Praver Shapiro Sports Management.

In early 2016, Magnus plans to finalize deals with six to 10 other baseball players and will announce a partnership with another sport. Anthony sees athletes and entertainers as similarly -- which is to say, hugely -- influential in the Latin world. Though as Magnus (which Anthony launched with Michel Vega, a longtime friend and former head of Latin music at William Morris Endeavor) grows, he will look beyond Latin music: "We are going to grow our influencer list. We are building out the sports division. And we are focused on establishing new distribution platforms."

Spoken like a true mogul.

This article was originally published in the Jan. 16 issue of Billboard.

Pitbull's 'Time Of Our Lives' Returns to Las Vegas in March

Pitbull's 'Time Of Our Lives' Returns to Las Vegas in March

Pitbull perfoms at Pitbull's New Years Eve Revolution 2016 at Bayfront Park Amphitheater on Dec. 31, 2015 in Miami, Florida.   Johnny Louis/Getty Images

Pitbull perfoms at Pitbull's New Years Eve Revolution 2016 at Bayfront Park Amphitheater on Dec. 31, 2015 in Miami, Florida.   Johnny Louis/Getty Images

Pitbull will return for a second run of his “Time of our Lives” show in Las Vegas, with tickets going on sale January 8.

The Miami rapper played an initial seven-day run at the 7,000 seat The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort last September. Now, he returns for a two-week run March 12-26.  Tickets to the shows range from $39 to $350.

Syko 'El Terror,' Reggaeton Songwriter & Artist, Dies at 33

Syko 'El Terror,' Reggaeton Songwriter & Artist, Dies at 33

Christian Ramos, aka Syko El Terror. Courtesy Photo

Christian Ramos, aka Syko El Terror.

Courtesy Photo

1/4/2016 by Leila Cobo

Latin urban songwriter and artist Christian Ramos, better known as Syko “El Terror,” was buried Sunday in Puerto Rico following his sudden death last week. Ramos -- who co-wrote major Latin hits including Don Omar’s “Hasta que salga el sol” -- died in his sleep in his Orlando home on Dec. 27. He was 33 years old.

At the time of his death, Ramos had credits on current hits by Antonio Barullo (“Disfruta la vida,” featuring J Balvin and Flex), Enrique Iglesias (“De noche y de día” featuring Yandel and Juan Magán) and on two tracks on Yandel’s current album, Dangerous.

Syko also collaborated with many Puerto Rican reggaeton acts, including Daddy Yankee, Arcangel, Natti Natasha and Kendo Kaponi.

But Ramos’ collaborations with Don Omar were no doubt his most successful, spanning many years and many albums. They included “Zumba,” which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay, Latin Pop and Latin Rhythm airplay charts, and, of course, “Hasta que salga el sol,” a massive hit that was No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart and won a Latin Grammy for best urban song in 2013.

“Rest in peace my brother,” Don Omar tweeted following Ramos’ death.

Ramos’ songs were a mix of lyricism and toughness; he wrote often about inspiration and career and also about life’s hard knocks. But he had no problem churning out danceable hits when needed. At the time of his death, he was signed as a songwriter to Warner/Chappell.

Sources close to the artist say he died as a result of sleep apnea, which he had long suffered from. His body was flown from Orlando to San Juan, where he was buried Sunday.

Ramos is survived by his wife Christine and by daughters Thalialyz Ramos, 6, and Zylailah Ramos, 3.