Chiquis Rivera is ready to take center stage with new music…
The Mexican-American reality television star and singer, the daughter of the late Jenni Rivera, will premiere a new single from her upcoming album on Univision’s Premios Juventud on July 17.
Premios Juventud awards the best in film, music, sports, fashion and pop culture. Rivera is nominated for pop culture favorite, favorite music video, best artist who communicates with fans on social media and song you can’t get out of year head.
In January, Rivera released “Paloma Blanca,” which she dedicated to her late mother. The YouTube video has garnered more than 2.3 million views and Rivera, who frequently posts on social media, has more than half a million followers on Twitter and more than 600,000 followers on Instagram. She also has a web series about her life.
In the song that you can’t get out of your head category, Rivera is up against Prince Royce and Romeo Santos (featuring Drake).
“I’m excited, I’m nervous,” Chiquis says of her nominations. “I definitely feel the pressure, but I work well under pressure. It’s a huge blessing. It’s so humbling … I owe it to my mom and I own it to the fans. I’ll be on stage for the very first time. It’s a huge stage. I’m going to give it my all.”
Rivera’s mother, frequently on the Billboard charts, died in a plane crash on Dec. 9 of 2012, while working in Mexico. Chiquis says that she has always been interested in singing, but put those plans on hold until now.
Rivera is scheduled to perform a song she penned. In her web series, Rivera has made it clear that she wants to record an album. Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi recently provided Rivera with advice on the music business as seen on the web series Chiquis Confidential.
“I don’t want to look back in life and say and think, ‘I should have done this or that,’ ” Rivera said in an interview with Billboard. “My mom never gave up and I can’t either.”