Anuel AA & Ozuna Team Up for First Joint Album “Los Dioses”

They’ve collaborated several times… And now Anuel AA and Ozuna have taken it a step further.

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican artist and 28-year-old Dominican-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, both Latin trap and reggaetón heavy-hitters, have joined voices for their first full-length project together.

Anuel AA & Ozuna

 

Anuel AA and Ozuna have consistently produced chart-toppers both in Latin America and across the globe, including hits like “Adicto,” “Cambio,” and “Patek.” And their established chemistry is on full display as the pair lay down 12 more tracks together for their highly anticipated joint album Los Dioses.

Standouts from the album include the fourth track “Antes,” which shows the duo surfing on an uptempo reggaeton beat captivating enough to make anyone wish nightclubs were open again.

RD” is another standout, a slightly-seductive trap-inspired tune penned as an ode to the Dominican Republic.

Nena Buena,” “Contra el Mundo,” and the album’s final track “Municiones,” are also all highpoints of the project.

“There’s no other artist that I feel flows and hits perfectly with me,” Anuel AA told Apple Music in an interview for the album about making music with Ozuna. “My favorite songs are with him, and he thinks the same of mine.” He continued, “The name Los Dioses came about because I’m not human,” Anuel says. “It is thanks to God that we are in this elite league.”

Here’s the album’s tracklist

Tracklist:
1. Los Dioses
2. 100
3. Antes
4. Dime Tù
5. RD
6. Nena Buena
7. Contra el Mundo
8. Perreo
9. Perfecto
10. La Maria
11. Nunca
12. Municiones

Rosalia to Release Billie Eilish Collaboration “Lo Vas a Olvidar” This Week

Rosalia isn’t forgetting her promised high-profile collaboration…

After teasing a collaboration for more than a year, the 27-year-old Spanish singer and Billie Eilish have officially announced that their new song together, titled “Lo Vas a Olvidar,” is coming out on Thursday, January 21.

Rosalia, MAC Cosmetics, MAC Viva Glam 26

“You guys have been waiting for this,” Eilish captioned her post on social media, which includes a sneak peek of the music video for the song.

“Lo Vas a Olvidar” will be part of HBO hit Euphorias “Part Two: Jules’” soundtrack. The episode’s teaser on social media features a preview of the track.

Fans have been waiting for this dream collaboration ever since the Rosalia tweeted back in March 2019, “can’t wait to finish our song” along with a photo of the pair.

Then in April, Rosalía said in an interview with Apple Music‘s Zane Lowe that she had been working on finishing the song in her “little” studio: “I have been trying to finish the Billie Eilish collab. I think it’s getting quite close.”

“La Vas a Olvidar” is set to drop at 12:00 pm ET along with a music video.

Bad Bunny to Star Opposite Brad Pitt in the Action Film “Bullet Train”

Bad Bunny is speeding into Hollywood like a bullet

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer will star opposite Brad Pitt in action film Bullet Train.

Bad Bunny

The Latin Grammy winner and platinum-selling recording artist joins a cast that includes Joey King, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Masi Oka and Andrew Koji.

David Leitch will direct and also supervise the script, which will be written by Zak Olkewicz.

The film is based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by bestselling author Kotaro Isaka.

Plot details are vague, and it is unknown who Sanada will be playing.

Bad Bunny’s most recent album, El Ultimo Tour del Mundo debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first all-Spanish album to reach this position. This year, he was proclaimed the No. 1 artist globally on Spotify and the No. 1 Latin artist of 2020 by Billboard for second consecutive year.

Most recently, he released his single Dakiti with Jhay Cortez, which made history as the first Latin song to simultaneously reach #1 on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. as well as on Spotify’s Top 200 and Apple Music’s Top 100: Global.

He’s set to make his acting debut in the Kevin Hart produced drama American Solestarring Pete Davidson, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Camila Mendes and Offset.

Ashanti to Face Off Against Keyshia Cole in Next Verzuz Battle

Ashanti is preparing for a big musical battle…

The 39-year-old part-Dominican American Grammy-winning singer and actress will face off against Keyshia Cole in the next Verzuz battle on December 12.

Ashanti

“Yeah, it’s official! The paperwork is IN,” the official Verzuz Instagram teased the “legendary Ladies Night,” with a split image of the singers’ faces.

The matchup is no surprise for fans, who’ve been buzzing about the potential pairing since May, when Cole commented under a side-by-side comparison of the duo’s hits. “My fans sent me this @timbaland @therealswizz @ashanti @verzuztv,” she wrote at the time. “is this accurate?”

The matchup marks the fourth female-charged battle, following Erykah Badu and Jill ScottMonica and Brandy, and Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle.

Ashanti’s biggest hits include the chart-topping singles “Foolish” and “Always on Time,” with Ja Rule.

Don’t miss Cole and Ashanti’s Verzuz battle on Saturday, December 12 at 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT on Verzuz’s Instagram page and on Apple Music.

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.

Mariah Carey’s New Holiday Program “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” to Premiere on AppleTV+ in Early December

Mariah Carey will be celebrating Christmas in a special way this year.

AppleTV+ has revealed the premiere date, special guests and musical appearances for the 51-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning songstress and unofficial Queen of Christmas’ holiday special.

Mariah Carey

Hitting the Apple streaming platform on Friday, December 4, Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special will spread holiday cheer with an all-star lineup of guests including Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Misty Copeland and Mykal-Michelle Harris.

While the special touts an impressive list of pop culture figures, the holiday show wouldn’t be complete with equally impressive musical guests.

Set to join the singer are also Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson, who will perform alongside Carey for their holiday number “Oh Santa!” The song and music video will be distributed by Sony Music and released on Apple Music and other streaming platforms on the special’s premiere date. Carey had previously teased the special collaboration on social media, sharing a shot of three directors chairs with her, Grande and Hudson’s initials printed on them.

Accompanying the AppleTV+ holiday special will be the Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special soundtrack full of new versions of holiday classics. Snoop Dogg, Jermain Dupri will also appear on the soundtrack available exclusively on Apple Music on December 4, and all other platforms on December 11.

Following the premiere of Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, AppleTV+ will release an exclusive interview between Zane Lowe and Carey. In the conversation, Carey will share her favorite holiday songs, talk new music and her memoire and more.

Hamish Hamilton and Roman Coppola direct, and also serve as executive producers for the Caroline Fox-written special.

 

Cardi B Releases Wet & Wild Music Video for “WAP,” Her Collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion

Cardi B’s back with a Wap-ping good time…

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar has released the music video for “WAP,” her twerk-tastic new collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion.

Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion "WAP" Video

The music video for the thumping new track takes place in and around a luxurious mansion that has a fountain out front featuring a bootylicious fountain. 

“I just want to let y’all know, I wanna give y’all the heads up, the music video is going to be the censored version of the song, because the song is so nasty that YouTube was like, ‘Hold on, wait a minute, someone might be too Goddamn nasty,” Cardi B revealed on Instagram prior to the release, encouraging fans to listen to the full “nasty” version on streaming services.

The girl power-fueled video for “WAP” features cameos by the likes of Spanish singing sensation Rosalia, in full body red latex and a Spanish matador’s montera hat with the braids to match her hair color, Kylie Jenner and Normani to rising artists like SukihanaRubi Rose and Mulatto.

“I wanted a lot of different females, not just female rappers. I wanted different…A lot of different people. And y’all going to see it on the music video as well, from models to influencers and everything,” she told Zane Lowe in an Apple Music interview about the visual. “And I really wanted the video to be very sexy, very clean, very nice, very cut. All right, we need some female artists, rappers. And I’m like, ‘These are the girls that I personally like. That I like they music. That I really feel they are going to go mainstream, to me.’ All the girls right here, there’s different things that I like about them.”

“WAP” is Cardi B’s first music release of the year. It follows “South of the Border,” her collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello, released in July 2019; “Yes,” her collaboration with Fat Joe and Anuel AA, released in September 2019; and “Writing on the Wall,” her collaboration with French MontanaPost Malone and Rvssian, released in September 2019.

David Garcia Diaz Earns Ivor Novello Songwriting Award Nomination for “Arise: A Simple Story”

David Garcia Diaz has scoredsome major kudos…

Nominations for the 2020 Ivor Novello songwriting awardshave been announced, with the UK-based Latino sound designer and composer earning a nod.

David Garcia Diaz

Garcia Diaz, who previously earned a BAFTA Games Awards prize for Audio Achievement, earned a nomination for Best Original Video Game Score for his work on Arise: A Simple Story.

Hailing from Epic Games, Arise: A Simple Story is a narrative gamethat sets out on an emotional journey through the bittersweet lives of two people where memories come alive and time bends to your will. 

The prestigious UK honor recognizes the best songwriting of the year.

This year’s event will also feature the new Rising Star Award with Apple Music, with nods for AmahlaCarmel SmickersgillGriff,lullahush and Mysie

Here’s the full list of nominees below.

Best Album:
Ghosteen — Written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis; performed by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Grey Area — Written by Inflo and Little Simz; performed by Little Simz
The Book of Traps and Lessons — Written by Dan Carey and Kate Tempest; performed by Kate Tempest

Best Contemporary Song
“Black” — Written by Dave and Fraser T Smith; performed by Dave
“Firesmoke” — Written by Dan Carey and Kate Tempest; performed by Kate Tempest
“Must Be” — Written by JAE5 and J Hus; performed by J Hus

Best Song Musically and Lyrically
“Age of Anxiety” — Written and performed by Jamie Cullum
“Crown” — Written by MJ Cole, Jimmy Napes and Stormzy; performed by Stormzy
“Dead Boys” — Written and performed by Sam Fender

Best Original Film Score
For Sama — Composed by Nainita Desai
Midsommar — Composed by Bobby Krlic
Monos — Composed by Mica Levi

Best Original Video Game Score
Arise: A Simple Story — Composed by David Garcia Diaz
Draugen — Composed by Simon Poole
Lost Ember — Composed by Dorian Behner, John Broomhall and Will Morton

Best TV Soundtrack
Euphoria — Composed by Labrinth
Rise of the Nazis — Composed by Tom Hodge
The Crown (Series 3) — Composed by Martin Phipps

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
“Dancing with a Stranger” — Written by Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith; performed by Sam Smith and Normani
“Giant” — Written by Calvin Harris, Jamie Hartman, Rag‘n’Bone Man and Troy Miller ; performed by Calvin Harris and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
“Hold Me While You Wait” — Written by Lewis Capaldi, Jamie N Commons and Jamie Hartman; performed by Lewis Capaldi

Rising Star Award with Apple Music
Amahla
Carmel Smickersgill
Griff
lullahush
Mysie

Bad Bunny’s “Los Que No Iban a Salir” Headed for No. 1 Debut on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart

Bad Bunny  could be his own usurpador

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer is looking to replace himself at No. 1, again, on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart. 

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny’s surprise release Las Que No Iban a Salircould register more than 40,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 14, according to industry forecasters. 

If it starts as projected, the new album (LQNIAS) will bump his own YHLQMDLGfrom the top spot on the tally next week, where it’s held the pole position for 10 straight weeks since its debut at No. 1 on the chart dated March 14.

The Top Latin Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which comprises traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). 

Las Que No Iban a Salirdropped without warning in the mid-afternoon on Sunday, May 10, so it will only have about four-and-a-half days of activity before the tracking week’s end on May 14. (Most new releases tend to drop on Friday each week, the first day of the tracking week. Bad Bunny has bucked this trend repeatedly with his earlier albums, opting to release them at varying times of the week.)

Assuming Las Que No Iban a Salir starts at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums, it will replace Bad Bunny’s own YHLQMDLG at the top. 

It would not the first time Bad Bunny has replaced himself at No. 1. WhenYHLQMDLG debuted at No. 1, it bumped X 100PRE from the top. And, whenJ Balvin and Bad Bunny teamed up for the Oasis collaborative album, it opened at No. 1 on July 13, 2019, replacing X 100PRE.

Bad Bunny’s new 10-track album is effectively a compilation of previously unfinished songs. 

The set includes, amusingly, simple-named songs like “Canción Con Yandel” with Yandel, and “Bad Con Nicky” with Nicky Jam.

Most of the first-week activity for Bad Bunny’s album will come via streaming services. (There are no merchandise/album bundles in play as of May 12.) The album has proven to be so popular out of the gate with streamers, that, according to Apple Music, it became the first Latin album to reach the top of Apple Music’s Top Albums tally. Apple Music’s Top Albums ranking ranks the most streamed albums within the service at any given point in time.

Bad Bunny Becomes First Latino to Achieve No. 1 Album Debut on Apple Music

Bad Bunny’s making Apple Musichistory…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer’s Los Que No Iban a Salir is currently the No.1 album on Apple Music, making Bad Bunny the first Latino artist to achieve a No.1 debut on Apple’s All-Genre charts.   

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny posted the news to his Instagram Stories on Monday. 

The 10-track collection arrived as a massive surprise on Sunday, even though he’d revealed bits and pieces of the record during his epic IG live performance the night of May 2.

Bad Bunny’s ahead of Kehlani’s It Was Good Until it Wasn’tLittle Richard hits comp that’s soaring in the wake of the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer’s passing, as well as the solo debut of Paramore’s Hayley Williams.

Only two of the cutting-floor tracks on the album, “Bad Con Nicky” and “Pa’ Romperla” (with Don Omar) have landed in the top 200 songs on Apple Music’s top songs chart, though. That means that Bad Bunny fans are listening to his album of resurrected gems from start to finish—over and over again.