Howie Dorough & The Backstreet Boys to Perform New Single “Chances” on NBC’s “The Voice”

Howie Dorough is ready to make his voice heard…

The 45-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer and his fellow Backstreet Boys members will appear on Tuesday’s episode of NBC’s The Voice, according to  Billboard.

Backstreet Boys

The group will perform their new single “Chances” from their upcoming album DNA, available January 25, 2019, via RCA Records.

The best-selling boy band in history will kick off their DNA World Tour starting May 11. The DNA World Tour will be the biggest world tour in 18 years for the group, which has been making music for 25 years.

On Monday’s episode, the top 24 artists currently competing on The Voice performed in front of coaches Kelly ClarksonJennifer HudsonAdam Levine and Blake Shelton for a chance at winning a spot in the top 13.

Tuesday’s episode will show eliminations, as the top 24 is whittled down to 13. The two artists with the most votes from each team will be revealed and will advance to the top 13. Each coach will then select one of their remaining artists to move on, and finally, for the first time ever, the final two Comeback artists will perform for a chance to re-enter the competition as part of the top 13. The winner will be able to choose which team they would like to join.

Monday and Tuesday’s episodes air at 8:00 pm ET on NBC.

Mariah Carey to Serve as Key Advisor During NBC’s “The Voice” Knockout Rounds

Mariah Carey is a knockout

The 48-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer, who served as a judge on American Idol during Season 12, has been revealed as a key advisor for the Knockouts Rounds on NBC’s The Voice.

Mariah Carey

Carey will start helping contestants out beginning October 29, mentoring the remaining 32 singers alongside coaches Jennifer Hudson, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine.

The knockout rounds will feature the 32 budding stars facing off against a teammate as they sing a song of their choosing. Carey will be on hand to help the coaches and their teams prep for the challenge.

Carey, who is preparing to release her album Caution on November 16, also announced the dates of her Caution world tour on Monday, with the 22-city outing slated to kick off on February 27 at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Dallas.

Bad Bunny to Guest Star on Adam Levine’s YouTube Premium Series “Sugar”

Bad Bunny is getting involved in a sweet project…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer will guest star on  Sugaran original series executive produced by Maroon 5’s Adam Levine.

Bad Bunny

The eight-episode series features a new artist in each episode as they surprise fans who’ve given back to their communities in empowering ways. During a pivotal personal moment in their life, each fan is given a surprise of a lifetime as their heroes gatecrash their special events and give exclusive pop-up performances that pay-it-back in extraordinary style.

The new series inspired by Maroon 5’s music videoSugarthat has seen 2.5 billion views worldwide.

In addition to Bad Bunny, other guest stars include Maroon 5, Blake Shelton, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Puth, Kelly Clarkson,A$AP Ferg and 5th Harmony.

Sugar will premiere August 15 on YouTube Premium.

Camila Cabello’s “Havana” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs Chart

She may have left her heart in Havana, but Camila Cabello is also leaving her mark on the Billboard music charts.

The 20-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer has earned her second No. 1 as a solo artist on Billboard‘s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, rises 3-1 on the tally dated December 9. Young Thug reigns in his first visit to the chart.

Camila Cabello

The Pop Songs chart, which began in 1992 measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 162 mainstream top 40 stations.

Cabello previously crowned Pop Songs for two weeks beginning February 18 with “Bad Things,” alongside Machine Gun Kelly.

As a member of Fifth Harmony, Cabello led Pop Songs when the group’s “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, began a two-week rule that June 4.

Cabello is additionally just the fifth artist to post multiple Pop Songs No. 1s as a soloist while also having ruled the ranking with a group. She joins an illustrious group that includes Beyoncé, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Justin Timberlake.

With its Latin vibe (fueled by its new Spanglish mix with Daddy Yankee, the track debuted on the Deember. 2 Latin Pop Songs chart at No. 18), “Havana” “stands out in a big way and it raises its hand among all the noise of straight-ahead pop-sounding singles,” Brian Kelly, program director of Pop Songs reporter WXSS Milwaukee (and Entercom top 40 format captain), recently told Billboard, adding that Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s smash “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, “knocked down the door [for] this type of sound.

“What once seemed like an impossible fit all of a sudden makes sense.”

On the all-genre airplay, streaming and sales-based Billboard Hot 100, “Havana” has reached a No. 2 high, for the past three weeks.

Cabello Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs Chart with “Bad Things”

It’s a special first for Camila Cabello

The 19-year-old Cuban American singer and former Fifth Harmony member and Machine Gun Kelly have reached the summit on BillboardPop Songs radio airplay chart with “Bad Things.”

Camila Cabello

Cabello and Machine Gun Kelley’s collaboration climbs 2-1 on the list dated February 18.

Cabello reigns in her second visit as a soloist. A year ago, she reached No. 10 with Shawn Mendes on I Know What You Did Last Summer.

As a member of Fifth Harmony (from 2012 until this past December), Cabello charted seven Pop Songs entries, including “Work From Home” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign), which led for two weeks in June 2016.

Cabello, thus, joins an elite troop of artists who’ve topped Pop Songs (which launched in 1992) both as a soloist and as part of a group.

Here’s Cabello’s fellow group-to-solo successes below.

Justin Timberlake (eight Pop Songs No. 1s) / *NSYNC (two)
Beyonce (six) and Kelly Rowland (one) / Destiny’s Child (two)
Adam Levine (two) / Maroon 5 (nine)
Gwen Stefani (two) / No Doubt (three)
Fergie (one) / The Black Eyed Peas (three)
Wyclef Jean (one) / Fugees (one)
Nate Ruess (one) / fun. (one)
Rob Thomas (one) / matchbox twenty (one)

Also for “Bad Things” on Pop Songs: It reigns more than 17 years after the song that originally provided its chorus hit No. 8 on the chart: Fastball‘s “Out of My Head.”

Aguilera Returning for Season 10 of NBC’s “The Voice”

Christina Aguilera will be spinning again soon…

The 34-year-old part-Ecuadorian American singer will join fellow coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams for Season 10 of The Voice, NBC has confirmed.

Christina Aguilera

Aguilera, who helped launch the reality singing competition as the sole female coach, appeared in the first three seasons before taking a break for Season 4, with Shakira filling her seat.

The Burlesque star returned in Season 5, but then took a long hiatus for Seasons 6 (Shakira) and Season 7, with Gwen Stefani replacing Shakira.

Aguilera then returned for Season 8, before taking yet another break for the current installment (Season 9).

The Voice is currently averaging a 3.5 rating, 11 share in adults 18-49 and 12.6 million viewers overall in L+3 in weeks 1 and 2 of the current season, according to Nielsen and the network.

The Emmy-winning reality series also debuted with six-month time-period highs for NBC on both Monday and Tuesday.

The Voice hails from United Artists Media Group, Talpa Media USA and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Lee Metzger and Jay Bienstock.

“The coaches on The Voice continue to bring incredible energy, unrivaled musical expertise and a want-to-win attitude that makes for the perfect ingredients of a two-time Emmy-winning show,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Late Night and Alternative Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We can’t wait to see what season 10 will bring.”

The 10th season of The Voice will begin in February.

Mars to Receive Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016

There’s no denying Bruno Marsstar power… And now he’ll have an iconic plaque to prove it.

The 29-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter is among the celebrities whose names will be added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016.

Bruno Mars

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced its class of 2016, with a list that includes Adam Levine, Cyndi Lauper, Quentin Tarantino and actors Steve Carell, Bradley Cooper, Ashley Judd, Michael Keaton and Kurt Russell.

Entertainers are recognized in five categories: motion picture, television, radio, recording and live theater/live performance. Each recipient is responsible for their star’s $30,000 cost of installation and they have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire.

Mars, a two-time Grammy-winner who was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, in 2011, is being recognized in the recording category.

But Mars isn’t the only Latino artist to make the 2016 list…

Angelica Maria, heralded as La Novia de México, will also receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 70-year-old Mexican American actress and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is being recognized in the and live theater/live performance.

Individual ceremonies have not yet been scheduled.

The full list of 2016 recipients can be seen at www.walkoffame.com.

Lopez to Serve as a Presenter at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Jennifer Lopez has a golden responsibility this weekend…

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer and American Idol judge is among the second batch of presenters announced today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, who received a Golden Globe nomination in 1998 for her breakout role in Selena, joins a list of presenters that includes Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Dornan, Colin Firth, Jane Fonda, Harrison Ford, Bill Hader, Katherine Heigl, Dakota Johnson, Adam Levine, Matthew McConaughey, Seth Meyers, Lupita Nyong’o, Jeremy Renner, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Vince Vaughn, and Kerry Washington.

They will join previously announced presenters; Amy Adams, Adrien Brody, Robert Downey Jr., Anna Farris, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Salma Hayek, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row, will air on Sunday, January 11 live coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4-5 PM (PST)/7-8 PM (EST), and main telecast from 5-8 PM (PST)/8-11 PM (EST) from the Beverly Hilton.

Aguilera Returning to NBC’s “The Voice” for Season Eight

Christina Aguilera’s ready to return to her swiveling red chair…

The 33-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer and original The Voice coach, who has taken off two consecutive seasons, is coming back for the NBC reality singing competition’s next installment.

Christina-Aguilera-Voice

Since Aguilera last sat in the famous red leather chair, she got engaged to Matt Rutler earlier this year and gave birth to their daughter, Summer Rain Rutler, in August 2014.

When Aguilera returns to The Voice for its eighth season, she’ll rejoin longtime coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine — but this will be the first season she’ll compete against Pharrell Williams.

Shakira and Gwen Stefani filled in for Aguilera during her hiatus from The Voice, both earning critical acclaim.

 

Boneta Lands Recording Contract with Sony Music U.S. Latin

Diego Boneta is ready to make sweet music in America…

The 23-year-old Mexican actor and singer, who has made a name for himself in television and film, has landed a recording deal Sony Music U.S. Latin.

Diego Boneta

Boneta, best known for portraying Rocco on the Mexican telenovela Rebelde, is a rising star in Hollywood who has become a fixture on U.S. television with roles on MTV’s Underemployed, CW‘s 90210 and ABC Family‘s Pretty Little Liars. He’s also starred in several films, most notably the film adaptation of the Broadway hit musical Rock of Ages, where he starred as Drew Boley and performed nine tracks on the film’s acclaimed soundtrack.

Now, Boneta is hoping to advance his musical career further with his newly inked record deal with Sony Music U.S. Latin. The label plans to release material in both English and Spanish, beginning with an EP that could come out in early 2015.

“Diego is a brand and music is an integral part of his artistic identity,” says Sony Music U.S. Latin president Nir Seroussi, who plans to find Boneta opportunities in multiple media, including opportunities for Boneta’s music in the many films he acts in.

His upcoming projects include the horror flick Summer Camp and Pelé, the biopic about the legendary Brazilian soccer player, in which Boneta plays archrival Pedro alongside Vincent D’onofrio and Rodrigo Santoro.

“The idea is not to simply release an album but create a strategy that’s congruent with my career,” Boneta said in an exclusive interview with Billboard. However, Boneta points out, “Diego the actor and Diego the singer are managed completely separate from one another.”

Boneta actually started out as a singer, taking voice lessons when he was only 8 years old and becoming a finalist on music reality show Codigo F.A.M.A. when he was 12. At 15, Boneta landed his star-making role on the popular soap opera Rebelde and went on to release two successful solo albums with EMI.

By 2010, at 20 years old, Boneta was already making a mark in Hollywood with his roles in Pretty Little Liars and 90210, plus a role in Mean Girls 2. He was signed briefly to Adam Levine‘s label but finally went to Sony, where he’ll work in both languages and across many mediums.

Now, Boneta is writing new tracks even as he prepares to begin shooting the miniseries The Dovekeepers, from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (The Bible).

The trick to the balancing act, he says, is “finding the time. I’d like to be doing what Justin Timberlake does.”