Camila Cabello Launches “Priceless Experiences at Home” Concert Series

Camila Cabello is offering fans apricelessjam session…

The 23-year-old Mexican & Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony member has partnered with Mastercard for a special two-part “Priceless Experiences at Home” series.

Camila Cabello

Cabello revealed earlier this week that she’d spent the past couple weeks working on a “jam session” for her fans.

Working in collaboration with Mastercard, Camila said she’s getting ready to bring “u a mini concert series, inspired to invoke a sense of nostalgia for you guys & me.” 

The two specials kicked off on Wednesday, May 27, with part two slated for June 3.

According to a release from Mastercard, the intimate, acoustic Cabello shows featuring new versions of her biggest songs are part of the company’s ongoing global Digital Priceless Experiences series, which create unique at-home experiences during a time when we are unable to enjoy them in person. 

Among the other experiences available are a visit to Spain’s Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza to learn the stories behind its masterpieces, lessons on how to throw the ultimate online party from sommelier Belinda Chang and golf tips from Ian PoulterJustin Rose and Annika Sorenstam, among others.

In the promo video, she sings a medley of “Should’ve Said It” and “Havana.”

Shakira Takes to Social Media to Hint at New Music

Shakira’s ready to give fans what they want… new music!

Posing with headphones in front of a microphone, the 43-year-old Colombian superstar announced this week: “I’ve read your tweets bosses! I’m on it!,” hinting that she’s working on new music. 

Shakira

Shak’s Twitter fans immediately reacted with “OMG’s” and requests for a new English-language track. 

One Twitter user even hoped for a “Middle Eastern-Urban fusion with English lyrics and a good music video.”

Shak continues making the rounds with her Anuel AA-assisted single “Me Gusta,” which dropped in January and jumped 20-6 in its second frame on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart dated February 1. 

“Me Gusta” is an infectious reggaeton-meets-Latin-trap fusion revives Inner Circle’s 1992 reggae bop “Sweat,” using parts of the timeless “ala la la la long” chorus.

During quarantine, Shakira isn’t only recording music but also celebrating the 2.5 billion video views for “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)” and recently revealed that she graduated from a four-week online crash course in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania because she needed to “make the confinement productive.”

Hulu Releases Official Trailer for Michael Cimino’s “Love, Victor” Series

Here’s a first look at Michael Cimino’s Love project…

Hulu has released the official trailer for Love, Victor, its upcoming Young Adult (YA) series, starring the half-Puerto Rican actor in the lead role.

Michael Cimino

The dramedy is set in the world of the 2018 groundbreaking film Love, Simon.

Inspired by Becky Albertalli’s novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,the series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city and exploring his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.

Cimino stars alongside Ana OrtizJames Martinez,Isabella FerreiraMateo FernandezRachel Naomi HilsonBebe WoodGeorge SearAnthony Turpel and Mason Gooding.

Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger20th Century Fox Television serves as the studio.

Love, Victor will premiere with all 10 episodes on June 19 on Hulu.

Rosalia Reveals Second Upcoming Collaboration with Travis Scott, “TKN”

Rosalia’s reuniting with Travis Scott

The 26-year-old Spanish singer will join voices with Scott for a second collaboration.

Rosalia

Rosalia announced the new collaboration via a social media post shared Monday, May 25 with the caption “It’s coming TKN.”

Rosalia didn’t reveal many details about the song, including when it will be released or what it will sound like. But in a previous interview with Apple Music, the “Con Altura” singer said that she initially planned to release a “super aggressive” club song with the rapper, but “didn’t feel like it was right to release, and I didn’t feel like it was connected with what was going on in the world at that moment.”

“TKN” follows Rosalía’s feature on Scott’s “Highest in the Roomremix released in December, which also featured Lil Baby.

The upcoming collaboration also won’t be the first time she releases new music while sheltering in place in Miami. 

In March, Rosalía released “Dolerme,” an urban-infused alternative rock song about changing for someone who’s not worth it.

Tekashi 6ix9ine to Release New Single This Week

Tekashi 6ix9ine is making the most of his musical comeback…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican Americam rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, is planning to release a new single this week.

Tekashi 6ix9ine

6ix9ine released his comeback single “Gooba” in early May. It reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart last week.

This Saturday, the rapper took to Instagram to announce he’s releasing a new track before month’s end.

“May 29, another single,” he stated toward the end of the clip.

“THIS FRIDAY TROLLZ,” he captioned it, with many emojis. “ANOTHER ONE!!!!!! THEY WISH THIS WAS A NIGHTMARE!!!! IT CANT BE TRUE!! B—- I AM THE INTERNET.”

Earlier in the day, in a separate post, he announced, “MOST LIKED COMMENT WILL BE THE NAME OF THE SONG.”

The comment that got the most likes was 6ix9ine’s own, “Trollz.”

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FX Renews Harvey Guillén’s “What We Do In The Shadows” for a Third Season

Harvey Guillén will be seeing his shadow(s) for longer…

FX has ordered a third season of What We Do In The Shadows, starringthe 30-year-old Latino actor, producer and writer.

Harvey Guillen

The cable network ordered a third run of the show ahead of the  June 10 finale of its second season. FX said that the second season, which is averaging 3.2M total viewers across linear and digital platforms, including FX on Hulu, through its first six episodes, was up 25% on season one.

In addition to Guillen, the mockumentary series, which is based on Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s 2014 feature film, stars Matt BerryKayvan NovakNatasia Demetriou and Mark Proksch.

It follows the lives of four vampires who’ve “lived” together for hundreds of years in the New York borough of Staten Island.

This group includes Nandor The Relentless (Novak), a great warrior and conqueror from the Ottoman Empire, British vampire Laszlo (Berry), a bit of a rogue and a dandy and a fop and Nadja (Demetriou), his lover, a wise seductress. Then there’s Guillermo (Guillén), Nandor’s familiar, who wants nothing more than to be made a real vampire just like his master, Colin Robinson (Proksch), an energy vampire and day-walker of sorts – he feasts on humans, but not on their blood.

The second season also featured a guest spot from Star Wars Mark Hamill as a vampire searching for Laszlo, who owed him money.

“We’re incredibly happy that critics and audiences are all in on Shadows,”Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Entertainment said. “Week in and week out, the producers, writers and our amazing cast continue to make one of the funniest and best comedy series on TV.”

Guillen previously appeared on television in Huge, Eye CandyThe Magicians and The Good Place.

Carlos Vives Releases Indigenous Roots-Inspired Album “Cumbiana”

Carlos Vives is going back to his roots…

The 58-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter has released his latest album, Cumbiana, a search for the indigenous roots of Colombian music. 

Carlos Vives

The album has been described as “exuberant, soulful, beautiful and important without ever sounding overbearing,” by Billboard.

The album features duets with Jessie ReyezRuben Blades and Alejandro Sanz,and ittreads that line between what’s commercial and what’s artistic.

“I discovered a lost world. That’s the truth,” Vives simply states, speaking from his home in Bogota, where he’s been in lockdown for the past two months.

“We’ve always spoken about our African heritage in music,” he adds. “We’ve always thought that the most uplifting elements of our music came from Africa or from European rhythms like polka. But it turns out it comes from Andean, or indigenous music. This album highlights the joy of the fusion of African, European and indigenous music.”

Marrying Colombia’s past with the future, Cumbianahas already delivered a chart hit with “No Te Vayas.” Edgier still is current single “For Sale,” a mix of traditional beats with reggaeton, a touch of rap and Sanz’s flamenco strains. Of course, Vives wrote the rulebook for Colombian fusion.

His 1994 album, La Tierra Del Olvido, where he marries Colombia’s most traditional folk beats — vallenato, cumbiaporro— with rock guitars and drums and pop sensibility, is the original blueprint of the sound that would later define the work of acts like JuanesFonseca and even Shakira at times.

But Cumbiana expands its realm. So much so that this is the first of a three-album project.

Arcangel & Sech’s “Sieges Con El” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

Arcangel and Sech have reason to celebrate…

The 34-year-old Puerto Rican singer/songwriter and the 26-year-old Panamanian singer’s “Sigues Con El” rises 5-1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart dated May 23.

Arcangel & Sech

Arcangel and Sech’s song reaches the summit in its 14th week – one of four tracks in 2020 to climb to No. 1 in exactly 14 weeks. Only one song has taken longer to reach No. 1 this year, J Balvin’s “Blanco,” which took 16 weeks to reach the summit on the list dated March 21.

“Sigues Con El” is Arcangel and Sech’s first collaboration.

It dethrones Karol G and Nicki Minaj’s “Tusa,” ending the hit track’s five-week reign.

Apple TV+ Releases Trailer for Docuseries “Dear…” Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a dear

Apple TV+ has released the trailer for Dear…, the new RJ Cutler-produced 10-episode documentary series that will feature the 40-year-old Puerto Rican Broadway superstar amd the mastermnd behind the Tony Award-winning musicals In The Heights and Hamiltion in one espisode.

Lin-Manuel Miranda 

Dear…will premiere on the streaming service on Friday, June 5.

Inspired by Apple’s “Dear Apple” advertising spots, Dear… uses letters written by those whose lives have been changed through their work to tell biographical stories of its subjects, who range in Season 1 from Oprah Winfrey and Gloria Steinem to Spike Lee, Miranda, Yara ShahidiStevie WonderAly RaismanMisty Copeland, Big Bird and more.

Itziar Ituño to Make English-Language Debut in Animated Short “Salvation Has No Name”

Itziar Ituño has found her salvation….

The 46-year-old Spanish actress, who plays Inspector Raquel Murillo on Netflix’s hitseries Money Heist, will make her English-language acting/voicing debut with a role in the UK animated short Salvation Has No Name. 

Itziar Ituño

The sixteen-minute stop motion project comes from producers Delaval Film and is being part-funded by the British Film Institute. The film will also feature the voice of Yasmine Al Massri, who starred in ABC’s thriller series Quantico

Joseph Wallace is directing the project and the team includes animators from Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

It was shooting at Aardman Animations, the studio behind Wallace and Gromit, before the COVID-19 virus hit. The producers have now launched a kickstarter to help the project resume post-pandemic.