People are buzzing about the hit song “Despacito” one of our biggest requests on Z1035 and climbing the Hot 100 and currently Number 1 on the Billlboard Hot Latin Songs chart. The Original video now has over 1 Billion views and the remix audio version featuring Justin Bieber has over 47 Million in just a few days on Youtube. More great news for Luis Fonsi he will be honored with the Spirit of Hope Award for his humanitarian work with St. Jude Children’s Hospital at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 27 in Miami live on Telmundo. The accolade was created in honor of the late great Selena Quintanilla Pérez and given to artists for their philanthropic and humanitarian contributions beyond their musical work. Fonsi began working closely with St. Jude and other programs fighting childhood cancer since the beginning of his career, but it wasn’t until 2008 that he became its Thanks and Giving campaign ambassador. He told Billboard “I sang at fundraisers for St. Jude but realized nobody was the face of the Latin community for the hospital,” “I said, ‘I’d like to be that messenger.'” Fonsi will also perform at the award show with fellow Puerto Rican superstar Daddy Yankee. Who knows maybe the Biebs will show up with a surprise guest appearance. Ricardo Arjona, Nicky Jam, CNCO and J Balvin also scheduled to perform.
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