Bad Bunny Offers Sneak Peek at Adidas Sneaker Collaboration in “Yo Visto Así” Music Video

Bad Bunny is offering a sneak(er) peek…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer offers a preview of what appears to be his upcoming collaboration with Adidas in the music video for his latest single, “Yo Visto Así.”

Bad Bunny

Several frames in the video show Bad Bunny wearing an unreleased version of the Adidas Forum sneaker while various skateboarders in the shots are seen rocking the Adidas Busenitz Vulc 2.0.

Bad Bunny’s Forum collaboration features a predominantly brown color scheme, unlike the cream-based colorway that surfaced last month.

Bad Bunny x Adidas

The forthcoming version introduces new details to the classic model, including the artist’s eye logo on the double-stacked tongue, a thicker ankle collar, and a toggle lacing setup at the heel.

Adidas has yet to officially reveal Bad Bunny’s Forum collaboration, but it’s expected to hit sneaker shelves sometime in 2021.

Bad Bunny x Adidas

Bad Bunny isn’t the only Latin artist releasing his own sneaker collaboration soon. Nike’s Jordan Brand has confirmed that J Balvin’s Air Jordan 1 High collaboration is being released on December 8, while Cardi B’s Reebok sneaker collaboration was released in October.

In September, his quirky glow-in-the-dark Crocs arrived — and quickly sold out.

The originally $60 Glow Up” Crocs featuring space-themed Jibbitz charms launched in limited quantities and pairs have since been reselling for upward of $200 on secondary market websites like StockX.

Camilo Teams Up with El Alfa for New Bachata-fied Single “Bebé”

Camilo is getting into the bachata business…

On the heels of his playful cumbia, “Vida de Rico,” the 26-year-old Colombian singer, whose full name is Camilo Echeverry, has released a savory bachata single dubbed “Bebé.”

Camilo

For his new single, the Latin Grammy-winning artist joined voices with El Alfa, one of the Dominican Republic’s biggest artists, to bring this fresh tune to life.

The melody fuses traditional guitar riffs found in bachata with a hint of urban.

“I approach music from my imagination, from what my heart asks of me, and right now what it wants is to dance with someone really close,” Camilo expressed.

“‘Bebe’ is a tribute to the sound that represents this song with the special affection I feel for the Dominican Republic, a country I love with all my heart.”

Co-directed by Evaluna Montaner and Cristian Saumeth, the music video was filmed in Samaná, Las Galeras, and Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic.

Camilo picked up his first-ever Grammy nomination earlier this week.

Ovy on the Drums Teams Up with Karol G & Danny Ocean for New Single “Miedito o Que?”

Ovy on the Drums isn’t scared to share his new music…

The Colombian producer-turned-artist has joined voices with Karol G and Danny Ocean for his latest track, “Miedito o Que?

Co-written by all three artists, the track is home to feel-good melodies that fuse Latin pop and urban beats.

According to Danny, the song is meant to “invite all people to start doing the things they say they want to do so that it has relevance between their words and their actions.”

The playful music video, directed by Jose Sagaro of Film Heads in Miami, shows all three artists having the time of their life at a pool party.

IuIi Gerbase’s First Feature “The Pink Cloud” Picked Up by MPM Premium

IuIi Gerbase’s first feature film is gaining traction…

Paris-based MPM Premium has picked up the Brazilian filmmaker’s The Pink Cloud, a banner title that’s part of a slate of first features from a new generation of young female Brazilian directors.

The Pink Cloud

Gerbase’s sci-fi thriller was shot in 2019, but was filmed while still anticipating the COVID-19 lockdown.

Produced by Patricia Barbieri, who also backed Gerbase’s latest short, the coming-of-age adventure thriller The Stone,” Gerbase’s first feature begins with a mysterious pink cloud appearing across the globe. It proves deadly, killing anybody who remains outside in 10 seconds, forcing everybody to stay home.

The Pink Cloud

Having met the night before, Giovana (Renata de Lelis) and Yago (Eduardo Mendonça) try to invent themselves as a couple as the days of lockdown become years.

Yago stays positive, adapts, and wants to have children, but Giovana feels trapped by Yago’s traditionalist agenda and by the cloud.

In a director’s statement, Gerbase said she wasn’t interested in a typical post-apocalypse story where the battle for survival is more physical and practical. Rather, she wanted “to explore the different emotional paths of the two characters with very different visions of what freedom and happiness are.” Giovana, in particular, has “a strong internal feminist battle with the cloud.”

“From the first minutes of the film, The Pink Cloud struck me with its colorful cinematography and thrilling tension,” said Quentin Worthington, head of sales at MPM Premium.

He added: “Just like Pedro Almodóvar declared that cinema is the antidote to lockdown, The Pink Cloud could be that antidote that will help us process our emotions and anxieties after a year of a global lockdown.”

“The Pink Cloud” forms part of MPM Premium’s push into emerging talent via its New Visions auteur label.

Also part of Brazil’s regional movie build, now often challenged by the decimation of federal film funds by Jair Bolsonaro’s government, The Pink Cloud is produced by Gerbase’s Porto Alegre-based label Prana Filmes, and supported by the Fundo Sectorial Audiovisual (FSA) film fund, managed by state agency Ancine, drivers of a once vibrant Brazilian film scene.

The film will hit the festival circuit in 2021.

Reik & Christian Nodal Team Up for Heartfelt Ranchera Single “Poco

Reik is switching genres…

The Mexican pop rock band has joined voices with Christian Nodal, who recently earned his first Grammy nomination, for “Poco.”

Reik

The heartfelt ranchera single is about finally overcoming a breakup.

“From a kiss to kiss my broken heart has been able to heal/ I want to tell you that to forget you, very little is needed,” read part of the lyrics, composed by Andres Torres, Mauricio Rengifo and Camilo.

A melancholic music video, directed by Fernando Lugo in Guadalajara, shows the two musical acts in different settings in the Mexican city.

Reik’s lead singer Jesus Navarro says, “Poco” is a genuine collaboration that finds the middle point of both artists — both vocally and melodically.

Ryan Garcia Among the Latinx Sports & Entertainment Stars Appearing in Bad Bunny’s “Yo Visto Así” Music Video

Ryan Garcia is taking a break from training for his next bout to offer an assist to one of Latin music’s biggest stars…

The 22-year-old Mexican American professional boxer, who will fight Luke Campbell in January, makes an appearance in the official music video for Bad Bunny’s “Yo Visto Así.”

Ryan Garcia

In addition to Garcia, the Stillz-directed clip also features cameo appearances by Cleveland Indians’ shortstop Francisco Lindor, Sofia Vergara, Ricky Martin, Karol G and Sech, among others.

“So glad it came out so good and got to support my Latino brother,” tweeted Garcia about the video, which has already amassed more than 16 million views on YouTube since its release.

YoVisto Así” is the lead single from Bad Bunny’s surprise third album of the year ‘El Último Tour del Mundo, which was released on Friday. The 16-track collection features collaborations with Rosalía, Jhay Cortez and Abra.

Porta dos Fundos Releases Trailer for Its Latest Christmas Special, “The Edge of Theocracy”

Porta dos Fundos is readying for its latest Christmas special…

The controversial hit Brazilian comedy troupe will release its annual Christmas Special, The Edge of Theocracy, on December 10.

Porta dos Fundos

A play on Petra Costa’s Oscar-nominated documentary, The Edge of Democracy, a trailer released on November 20 on its dedicated YouTube channel lured more than 300,000 views in three days.

Porta dos Fundos’ Christmas specials are renowned for their ironic, some would argue profane, take on the life of Christ.

Taking its cue from Costa’s The Edge of Democracy, which points to Brazil’s spiral into far-right politics as a cautionary tale to the world, The Edge of Theocracy satirizes Brazil’s political scene and delivers tart comments on global issues, like polarization, through the prism of Biblical events thousands of years ago. A delighted Costa gave her blessing and makes a brief appearance as herself in the show.

Shot in less than a week, the troupe opted for the documentary format in order to better adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols. The use of talking heads and testimonials were the perfect solution to rules on social distancing, said co-founder/writer Fabio Porchat, who spoke to Variety while filming some scenes outdoors last September.

Porchat, who plays Jesus, was standing in the middle of a field in sweltering 95F (35C) heat, with trees and mountains in the distance, while just behind him, his actors were playing out some scenes.

Their 2019 Xmas special, The First Temptation of Christ, featured a gay Christ, which unleashed a firestorm of complaints, a petition to ban the special signed by more than two million people and worst of all, a Molotov cocktail on their headquarters, which caused a fire that was fortunately put out by alert security guards.

“This is our seventh Christmas Special and they’ve always been provocative; only last year’s special produced a backlash,” he pointed out, suggesting that being the first one released during the tenure of current populist President Jair Bolsonaro made it a target. “His government is promoting fundamentalist religious thought,” he asserted.

There were some calls to cancel Netflix subscriptions, which the trailer cheekily refers to. “If you cancelled Netflix, get ready to cancel YouTube,” it declares, signaling the troupe’s return to their dedicated YouTube channel.

Their last two Christmas Specials, The First Temptation of Christ and The Last Hangover,” were Netflix Originals. The latter won a Best Comedy International Emmy in 2019.

“We reach a bigger audience on YouTube,” said Porchat who added that ViacomCBS, which took a majority stake in Porta dos Fundos in 2017, co-produced this year’s special with Porta dos Fundos.

Porchat admitted that the bombing of their headquarters raised their international profile so he’s grateful for that.

He is a self-confessed Monty Python fan, especially their irreverent comedy about a hapless man who is mistaken for the Messiah, Life of Brian. “We don’t insult the Bible, we research the subject matter quite extensively,” he noted.

No one is spared their satirical touch, including Buddha, Shiva and some alien creature who replies, “Ask Tom Cruise!” when asked to explain what he is in The First Temptation of Christ.

In The Edge of Theocracy various “messiahs” weigh in on an investigation of Jesus’ legitimacy.

The new special promises to be a gleeful poke in the eye to the troupe’s critics.

AppleTV+ Releases First Trailer for “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special”

Mariah Carey is bringing the Magic this holiday season…

AppleTV+ has release the trailer and key art for the half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer’s Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, which will start streaming on December 4.

Mariah Carey

The show will feature Carey, the unofficial Queen of Christmas, with Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Misty Copeland and Mykal-Michelle Harris, as well as Carey’s 9-year-old twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe.

The special finds the world faced with a holiday cheer crisis, which the North Pole knows only one person can solve: Santa’s great friend, Mariah Carey. Combining musical performances, dancing and animation, the show finds Carey saving the day.

The soundtrack single and new music video for “Oh Santa!,” co-written by and featuring Carey performing with Grande and Hudson, will be distributed by Sony Music and released on Apple Music and other streaming platforms December 4.

The companion soundtrack to the special will include Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri as additional musical guests, in addition to a new version of “Sleigh Ride.” The soundtrack will be available exclusively on Apple Music on December 4, and all other platforms December 11.

The Apple TV+ subscription service is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung, LG, Sony, and VIZIO smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and at tv.apple.com.

Carey is the bestselling female artist of all time, with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 19 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles (18 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. She recently published her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, which debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Sabrina Claudio Releases “Christmas Blues,” Her Holiday Duet with The Weeknd

Sabrina Claudio is getting into the holiday spirit with a big name star…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban singer-songwriter has joined voices with The Weeknd for the holiday song “Christmas Blues.”

Sabrina Claudio

“It’s been a long year / The toughest of my life so far,” Claudio sings to open the track, which would normally be an eyebrow-raising beginning to a holiday song, but in 2020, it’s about par for the course.

On the new track, which highlights Claudio’s eight-song Christmas project of the same name, she taps The Weeknd for the sensual duet, both longing for a feeling of calm with a loved one at the end of a tumultuous year.

“Christmas Blues” combines the talents of a pop superstar and underrated R&B artist for a smart, soothing twist on your typical holiday fare.

This marks Claudio’s first-ever Christmas album. It contains five original songs, as well as three cover songs.

In addition the The Weeknd, the album features guest appearances from Alicia Keys. It was produced by Adam Messinger, Kaveh Rastegar, Nasri Atweh and Sad Money.

Jennifer Lopez Releases the Steamy New Track “In The Morning”

Jennifer Lopez is in (the) morning

The 51-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has released the steamy new single, “In The Morning.”

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, who recently teamed up with her Marry Me co-star Maluma for a pair of tracks and a sultry American Music Awards performance, is using the new single to demonstrate her continued power as a solo artist before the year draws to a close.

“In The Morning” recalls some of J. Lo’s most fiercely loved early hits like “If You Had My Love,” with a more swaggering confidence and unabashedly sexual lyrics; Lopez comfortably navigates through the rhythmic pop track.

Although she hasn’t released a proper album since 2014, Lopez’s strong 2020 output must have fans hoping the next one is not too far away.