Anitta Signs Recording Deal with Warner Records

Anitta is ready to breakthrough in the United States…

The 27-year-old Brazilian singer, a massive star in Latin America, has signed a recording contract with Warner Records. And she’s eyeing the release of a multilingual debut, to be produced by Ryan Tedder, in the U.S. later this year. 

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Anitta fuses elements of reggaetón, bossa nova, R&B, hip-hop, EDM and funk carioca to create her own unique musical blend. 

She’s previously collaborated with the likes of Miley CyrusBecky GJ BalvinKaty PerryDavid Guetta and P. Diddy.

Already a star in her native Brazil — where Anitta is the most streamed artist — and beyond, Anitta’s digital profile includes 47 million Instagram followers, nearly 5 billion YouTube views, in addition to more than 14 million YouTube subscribers, and 6.5 billion cumulative Spotif ystreams. 

She has been nominated for five Latin Grammys and has won 6 MTV EMAs. She was set to perform at Coachellaand Rock In Riothis year before the COVID-19pandemic caused the cancellation of both.

“I’m so excited to join the U.S. Warner Records team,” said Anitta, who is based in Rio de Janeiro. “It’s the most important moment in my career. Now, I can show more about my art and culture to the world internationally. I can’t wait for everyone to hear all the new music I’ve been working on, which will be a fresh blend of both Spanish and English.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with the global Warner Music Latin team to bring Anitta’s incredible music to the U.S. and beyond. Anitta is truly unlike any artist we’ve ever experienced,” said Aaron Bay-Schuck and Tom Corson, co-chairmen of Warner Records. “ She’s not only an extraordinary musical talent, but is a blazing creative force, an electrifying performer and a true cultural phenomenon.”

Ozuna to Kick Off Latinos Unidos Live Streaming Festival This Saturday

Ozuna is going virtual…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer will take his concert online, kicking off the Latinos Unidos Live streaming festival this Saturday, May 16 on YouTube.

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Ozuna, and artists like him, don’t want shelter in place orders in most Latin American countries to keep them from enjoying their music. So they’re offering livestream concerts free of charge or as a way of raising money for COVID-19-related relief.

Latinos Unidos features multiple Latin beer brands like VictoriaCorona and Aguila coming together to raise money for specific non-profit organizations in countries like Colombia and Guatemala that are helping the most vulnerable communities impacted by COVID-19.

Latinos Unidos will kick off on May 16 with Ozuna’s concert on his YouTube channel. The virtual music festival will go on until May 30 with multiple Latin artists set to perform.

¡Mi gente! Your favorite Latin beers and I invite you to join us during the #LatinosUnidos live so we can dance, sing and help our Latin brothers and sisters that need our help,” Ozuna said.

For now, the only other artist confirmed to perform is Brazilian superstar Anitta.

Others will be announced during tomorrow’s livestream.

According to a press release, money raised during the live stream concerts will benefit organizations like Fundación Solidaridad por Colombia to buy ventilators that’ll be distributed to the Health Department in Chocó, located in Colombia’s Pacific Coast region. 

In Guatemala, funds will be directed to “El Amor en Caja” which has been supporting families with food and hygiene products during the global health crisis.

Miguel to Perform for the First-Time at the Latin Grammys

Miguel is preparing for Latin music’s biggest night…

The 34-year-old Mexican American R&B singer, songwriter, who released the Spanish EP Te Lo Dije earlier this year, is set to perform at this year’s Latin Grammys, according to The Latin Recording Academy.

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Miguel is part ofthe final wave of performers and presenters joining the star-studded 2019 Latin Grammys lineup.

In addition to Miguel, who performed “Remember Me” with Natalia Lafourcade on the soundtrack to Disney’s Dia de los Muertos-themed animated film Coco, new additions to the performers roster include Alicia KeysFarrukoOzunaResidenteBeto CuevasCalibre 50Leonel GarcíaFito PáezMilly QuezadaTony SuccarCarlos Rivera, and Prince Royce.

Plus, Ángela AguilarEduardo “Visitante” Cabra,Sofia CarsonEmilio EstefanMon LaferteWilliam LevyRudy Mancuso,,Luis Gerardo MéndezMichael Peña, and Dayanara Torres join as presenters. 

Nominees CamiloDe La GhettoPaula FernandesKany GarcíaChristian Nodal and Tommy Torres were previously announced as presenters.

Coined as “the biggest night in Latin Music,” the awards show will kick off with a never-before-seen tribute honoring the 20th Anniversary of the Latin Grammys. A group of 20 artists, who’ll perform together for the first time, will interpret multiple iconic songs spanning various genres of Latin music while commemorating the past 20 years of excellence.

The final roster of performers join already confirmed artists Aitana, Anitta, Pedro CapóJulio Reyes CopelloDarellDimelo FlowFonsecaLuis FonsiGreeicyIntocableNellaReikRosalía, and Alejandro Sanz, who’s this year’s top nominee. 

The awards show will also include performances by Pepe Aguilar and Los Angeles AzulesPaula ArenasBad BunnyAlessia CaraDraco Rosa, Ximena SariñanaSech, Sebastián YatraNatalia Jiménez, Olga Tañón and Juanes, who as the 2019 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year will perform a medley of his biggest hits.

VicenteAlejandro, and Alex Fernandezwill also take the stage, becoming the first time all three generations of the Fernandez family will perform at the show. They’ll be joined by Mariachi Sol de Mexico

The 20th annual Latin Grammys, which will be co-hosted by Ricky Martin and actresses Roselyn Sánchez and Paz Vega, will air live Nov. 14 from the MGM Grand Garden Arenain Las Vegas via Univision.

Becky G to Receive Extraordinary Evolution Award at the Latin American Music Awards

Becky G is evolving as an artist… And, now she’ll have the hardware to prove it.

The 22-year-old bilingual Mexican American singer/rapper will be honored with the Extraordinary Evolution award during the fifth edition of the Latin American Music Awards, Telemundo has announced.

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Becky G will also perform at the 2019 edition of the show.   

The Extraordinary Evolution award recognizes the success of a young performer who has demonstrated change and accelerated growth as an artist to reach the pinnacle of success in a short period of time. Last year, Colombian singer Maluma was the first recipient.

Becky G’s achievements include two No. 1 hits on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart (“Mayores” and “Sin Pijama”), a starring role in the movie Power Rangers, and many collaborations with superstars including PitbullDaddy Yankee, Maluma, AnittaNatti NatashaBad Bunny and CNCO.

Last year, Becky won two Latin AMAs (favorite female artist and favorite urban song for “Mayores”) and received YouTube’s Diamond Play Buttonfor surpassing 10 million followers on the digital platform.   

The Latin American Music Awards will take place on October 17 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.  Tickets for the show are available here.

Thalia Among the Artists Featured on Billboard’s Latin Divas Spotify List

Thalia will have you dancing this Hispanic Heritage Month…

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from September 15-October 15, Billboard has created a special Spotify playlist honoring the Latinas in music, including the 48-year-old Mexican singer.

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Billboard’s Latin Divasplaylist gathers the best songs from the best Latinas in music, including Thalia, Paulina RubioAnittaShakiraJennifer Lopez, Karol GNatti NatashaCamila CabelloBecky Gand more talented Latin female artists who are proud of their Hispanic heritage.

Check out the playlist below, and let us know who’s your favorite diva on the list:

Anitta Signs Worldwide Management Deal with Brandon Silverstein’s S10 Entertainment

Anittais under new management…

The 26-year-old Brazilian superstar has signed with Brandon Silverstein’s S10 Entertainment for worldwide management, joining a roster that includes Normani and Jacob Banks.

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“Anitta is a global superstar who continues to push the envelope musically,” said Silverstein in a statement. “At S10, we’re excited to continue to both build her international platform and extend her influence throughout North America. It’s an honor to join her family and kick off this chapter with her.”

Silverstein added a “special thanks” to Anitta’s brother, Renan Machado, and attorney, Ed Shapiro.

In the past two years, Anitta has crossed over from the Brazilian marketplace to global stardom, with hits both in Spanish and English. The move is rare for a Brazilian artist, but Anitta has managed to connect not only through her music and strategic collaborations with the likes of J BalvinDJ Snake and Major Lazer, but also through huge following on social media.

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“After five years taking care of my own career, I’ve decided to pass the baton,” Anitta wrote on Instagramto her more than 40 million followers in a lengthy Portuguese-language post typical of her openness with her fans.

“After searching for a long time, I found the American version of my head. Truth is, the mix of my head and and my brother’s was always the perfect balance for our crazy ideas. Brandon comes to our Anitta family, like everyone else has, learning humbly about us, with a lot of respect for everything we’ve built and eager to win.”

Anitta was previously managed by Shots Studiooutside Brazil and has parted ways amicably with company heads John and Sam Shahidi, who were among those posting congrats on Instagram.

She’s currently working on a new album and continues to tour internationally. Her docuseries, Vai Anitta, can be seen on Netflix.

Anitta Ready to Collaborate with Cardi B

Anitta is hoping to join voices Cardi B… And, she already has the perfect track!

The 26-year-old Brazilian singer/songwriter heard that Cardi B had revealed that she’d like to collaborate with Anitta during an Instagram Live

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Anitta joked that the thought of the pairing with the 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation made her faint from excitement.

“Okay @iamcardib. After I passed out listening you saying you would love to record with me, I gotta say that I have the perfect track for us,” Anitta wrote on Twitter. “I’ve seen you listening to Brazilian funk.”

In response to Anitta’s messages, Cardi B said she was game, as long as Anitta taught her some Portuguese.

Anitta to Perform Duet with Pedro Capó at the Copa America Closing Ceremony

Anitta is getting in to the futbolgame…

The 26-year-old Brazilian singer-songwriter will perform alongside Pedro Capó at the Copa America Brazil 2019 closing ceremony at Maracana Stadium on July 7, the organization has confirmed. 

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 It’ll be the first time that  Anitta will perform a duet with the Puerto Rican singer.

“I was very honored and happy with the invitation,” Anitta said in a press statement. “I’m sure this will be another unforgettable moment in my career.”

Capó added: “Conmebol Copa Americapromote the spirit of Latin American sport, and unites us culturally. Not to mention the fact of sharing this moment with Anitta in her country. I am very lucky.”

This year’s 46th edition of Copa America returned to Brazil after 30 years, with games taking place in six stadiums in five host cities (Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo). Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela), Japan and Qatar participated in the matches. 

Powerhouses Brazil and Argentina faced off in one semifinal on Tuesday, with Brazil coming away the winner. Chile and Peru will fight it out in the other semifinal on Wednesday night (July 3).

Olga Tañón to Perform at This Year’s HEAT Latin Music Awards

Olga Tañón is bringing the heat…

The 51-year-old Puerto Rican singer is set to perform at the upcoming fourth HEAT Latin Music Awards.

Olga Tañón

Tañón joins a roster of performers that includes JuanesKarol GFarrukoGreeicyMike BahiaThomazAmérico and Gabriel.

The HEAT Latin Music Awards honor the year’s biggest Latin music acts, as voted by cable channel HTV’s viewers.

This year, J Balvintops the nominees list with five nods. Ozunaand Sebastián Yatraearned four nominations each, and GreeicyMalumaKarol GAnittaBad Bunnyand Gabriel stand out with three nominations each.

The awards show will take place on May 13 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Canain the Dominican Republic.

Becky G Collaborating with Anitta on New Single “Banana”

Becky G is going bananas for her new collaboration…

The 22-year-old Mexican American singer/rapper is set to appear on Anitta’s new album, Kisses, which will be released Friday.

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Becky G will be featured on Anitta’s song “Banana,” one of the tracks on the new album. 

“Nothing brings two women closer than the same BANANA 🍌😏😉💛love you @anitta⭐️ es un honor ser parte de tu Album KISSES 😘,” wrote Becky G on Instagram of the collaboration.