El Alfa Releases “A Correr Los Lakers (Remix)” Video, Featuring Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Arcangel & Secreto

El Alfa is ballin’…

The 29-year-old Dominicanartist, whose full name is Emmanuel Herrera Batista, has released the star-studded music video for “A Correr Los Lakers (Remix).”

El Alfa

El Alfa previously surprised fans with a forthcoming collaboration with Nicky JamOzunaArcangel and SecretoEl Famoso Biberon.” 

He promised his followers on Instagramthat he would release the song and video once the cover art reached 300,000 comments. Keeping his promise, he launched the production during the Fourth of Julylong weekend.

“A Correr Los Lakers,” presented by El Jefe Records, is about being the best in the game and not caring what the haters think. 

“Like Lebron, I’m a delinquent on the court,” says part of the lyrics. 

In the music video, directed by Rodrigo Films, produced by Chael and filmed in the Dominican Republic, Miami and Puerto Rico, the five artists are either shooting hoops in the basketball court, jamming to the song in a locker room, or flaunting their best Lakers gear. 

“It’s the best video of my career,” El Alfa assured his fans on a post.

On the day he announced the remix, El Alfa thanked his colleagues for jumping on board. “Thank you, Arcangel, for being the first to get on this global hit. Then, Nicky Jam for always being there for me. I love you. After 12 years of friendship, God finally allowed me to record with Secreto, much love. And finally, I want to thank Ozuna for giving me the opportunity. He told me this song will break records around the world.”

The original track forms part of El Alfa’s El Androide album released in May. The music video for “A Correr Los Lakers (Remix)” landed No. 1 on YouTube’s trending page.

Interscope Records Signs Kevvo

Kevvo’s on his way to makin’ a bigger musical bang…

Interscope Records, in partnership with Una Vision Quintana, Inc., has signed the 22-year-old emerging Puerto Rican singer and rapper, whose full name is Kevin Manuel Rivera Allende, according to Billboard.

Kevvo

“Today, an artist’s unique and authentic identity is the ticket to becoming a staple in the culture,” Nir Seroussi, Interscope Records evp, said in a statement. “In that respect, Kevvo checks all of the boxes of a star-in-the-making. We’re very impressed with everything that he and Pepe Quintanahave accomplished in only one year, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be their partner for what’s to come.”

“Hooking up with Interscope is a dream come true,” adds Kevvo. “They completely understand and support our vision. They’ve also given me the freedom to do what I want, and I can’t wait for everybody to hear what we’ve got coming.”

Hailing from Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, Kevvo has been marking his territory in the Latin urban scene.

Most notably, Kevvo is known for his monster 2019 single “105F RMX,” in collaboration with ArcangelBrytiagoChenchoCorleone,DarellFarrukoMyke Towersand Nengo Flow. In less than a year, the music video has racked up over 212 million views at the time of publishing. 

Last year, Kevvo nabbed the award for top urbano Puerto Rico at Premios Tu Música Urbano.

Pepe Quintana, industry leader and CEO of Una Vision Quintana, signed Kevvo in 2019 and developed him under-the-radar. “Nir, Jorge [Fonseca, svp of A&R] and the Interscope team got it right away,” he said of the partnership with Interscope Records. “They recognized Kevvo’s talent, attitude, and energy and will be the perfect partner to elevate him to the next level. It’s exciting to kick off this alliance.”

In the middle of the coronavirus quarantine, Kevvo gained an entirely new following on social media with his nightly live party shows on Instagram dubbed “CuarentenaTV.” Kevvo prepares to bring new music and projects in 2020 under his new deal with Interscope Records.

Bad Bunny Releases New Album “YHLQMDLG”

Bad Bunnyis doing whatever he wants, including releasing a new surprise album…

The 25-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer released YHLQMDLG, which stands for “Yo hago lo que me da la gana,” on Saturday at midnight.

Bad Bunny

The title is a testament to what Bad Bunny’s fans love about him. From redefining men’s fashion to his outspokenness about Puerto Rican politics, Bad Bunny has always stayed true to himself.

“My job is what I’m passionate about. I simply do what fulfills me,” Bad Bunny told Entertainment Tonight, ahead of the album drop. “I try to please people. I try to please myself.”

The sprawling 20-track album includes an all-star lineup of guest stars, including Daddy YankeeÑengo FlowSech and Jowell y Randy— as well as uncredited vocals by ArcángelAnuel AA and Myke Towers. The song “Bichiyal” also features a surprise comeback from Puerto Rican cult favorite, Yaviah.

Said Bad Bunny of the new album on Twitter Friday afternoon: “Les recomiendo que esta noche se reunan con sus amistades y seres queridos, compren cervezas, tengan el surtido correcto para toda la noche y la pasen cabrón escuchando mi álbum.” In short, the album goes down best with a few beers and your best buddies.

Bad Bunny’s star has been on the meteoric rise since 2018. After he dropped his debut album X 100pre, which won best urban music album at the Latin Grammys, he released an album with J Balvin the very next year, Oasis.

Arcángel Releases New Album, “Historias de un Capricornio”

Arcángel is sharing his stories in a special way…

The 34-year-old Dominican American singer/songwriter, whose real name is Austin Agustín Santos, has released his fifth solo album, Historias de un Capricornio. 

Arcángel

The set is a representation of the real Arcangel, someone who is passionate about urban music and has grown in the genre to perfectly know what to offer his fans. 

The album is described as a rollercoaster of emotions—romantic, edgy, danceable—and without any strong or explicit language.  

The album includes the tracks “Llename de Luz,” “Capricornio” and “Ponte Bonita,” as well as “Rehén” with Ozunaand “Infeliz” with Bad Bunny.

Ezequiel “EZ” Rivera Agrees to Long-Term Publishing Agreement with Sony/ATV

Ezequiel “EZ” Riverais joining the Sony Musicfamily…

The Puerto Rican urban producer and songwriter has entered in to a long-term publishing agreement with Sony/ATV, according to Billboard.

Ezequiel “EZ” Rivera

“We are so happy to have EZ join our Sony/ATV family,” Jorge Mejia, president and CEO at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, tells Billboard. “He is an outstanding writer and producer, and we can’t wait to work side by side with him as he continues to develop his awesome career.”

Rivera has worked with artists like Arcangel, FarrukoAnuel AA, to name a few. Some of the hits he produced and co-wrote include Farruko’s “Delincuente” in collaboration with Anuel AA and Kendo Kaponi, and “Secreto” by Anuel AA and Karol G.

“Since day one Sony/ATV believed in me and made me feel part of a family,” EZ says. “I am thrilled to be part of their team and look forward to what the future will bring.” Currently, EZ is working with Anuel AA and Farruko on their upcoming individual releases.

Rivera was represented in the deal by attorneys Matt Greenberg and Stephanie Chopurian.

De La Ghetto Appears on Dillon Francis’ Spanish-Heavy Album “Wut Wut”

De La Ghetto is joining voices with Dillon Francis

The Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer and songwriter, whose real name is Rafael Castillo, appears on the cross-genre electronic producer and DJ’s bilingual, Spanish-heavy full album.

De La Ghetto & Dillon Francis

Francis’ Wut Wutfeatures 11 tracks of Latin in a spectrum of pop palettes, and much like an actual trip to Latin America, it highlights the diversity of the culture within a variety of styles and feelings sure to entertain fans of dance-pop and Latin music alike.

It opens with self-awareness on previously-released single “White Boi.” The song features Colombia’s Lao Ratalking about how she fell in love for this Caucasian dude, and Francis hopes the Spanish-speaking masses will follow suit with the rest of his release.

It continues with a mysterious big of magic on “Esta Noche” with Ximena Sariñana. Francis then puts extra funk on the R&B groove of “No Pare” feat. Yashua from the Dominican Republic, turns up the tropical heat on “Sexo” with Residente and iLe, and hits electric urban notes on “Never Let You Go” that’ll have you calling De La Ghetto Puerto Rico’s answer to The Weeknd.

If you’re looking for something romantic, give “We The Funk” with Fuego a spin. If you want wild-n-crazy classic Francis, head straight to “Look At That Butt” with Jarina De Marco. “Cuando” with noted madman Happy Colors is equally bold with banging bass lines. Things stay heavy with “Ven” feat. Arcángel and Quimico Ultra Mega, get twisted on booty banger “BaBaBa” with Young Ash, and finishes with quite the flourish on horn-heavy “Get It Get It.”

It’s a great mix of Francis’ dance-pop style and Latin rhythms. It’s multi-lingual and certainly influenced by a variety of tempos and feels. It definitely has more of a central character than its predecessor Money Sucks, Friends Rulewhich the producer himself admitted was kind of all over the place. Wut Wut, in that way, it’s very much a matured sound for the producer, but don’t worry, Francis fans. Mostly, it’s just fun.

 

Maluma Releases Short Film “X (The Film)” Featuring Three New Songs

X marks the spot for Maluma

The 23-year-old Colombian singer has kicked off the holiday season with a special gift for his fans — a short film featuring three new tracks.

Maluma

X (The Film)” includes “GPS,” a trap track featuring French Montana. The extended music video also debuts “Vitamina” with Arcangel, and “23.”

Bad Bunny is among the guest artists who make cameos in “X.”

The 26-minute clip takes place in Medellín, Maluma’s hometown. It centers on the story of Juan Luis, who struggles to rise up and realize his dream of becoming a music star.

J Balvin Releases Music Video for New Single “Si tu novio te deja sola”

J Balvin is sending out a warning to careless boyfriends…

The 31-year-old Colombian singer has released his latest single, “Si tu novio te deja sola,” along with its corresponding music video.

J Balvin

A tropical, groovy beat starts off the trap tune, featuring rising star Bad Bunny.

The cheeky song is Balvin’s first single since he released his latest Latin Grammy-winning album Energía last summer.

“Si tu novio te deja sola” is the first collaboration between the Colombian superstar and Bad Bunny, who has previously teamed up with other reggaetoneros, including Farruko and Arcángel.

Bad Bunny will be part of the “Latin Trap Panel” at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Conference along with Farruko, Ozuna, Noriel, Bryant Myers and Messiah.

Martin to Perform at First-Ever Calibash Las Vegas

Ricky Martin is ready to kick some Bash

The 44-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actor is set to perform at a special edition of Calibash in Las Vegas at the Hakkasan night club.

Ricky Martin

Calibash, the multi-artist show that’s become the signature event for urban Latin music in the U.S., will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the special edition in Sin City.

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Calibash Las Vegas will take place on January 26 at the T-Mobile Arena and will feature performances by Martin, Don OmarWisinNicky Jam and Residente.

The huge span of acts highlights just how diverse the genre has become. On the one hand is reggaeton icon Don Omar, who this year celebrated the 10th anniversary of his seminal album King of Kings; Residente, formerly of Calle 13, who espouses an alternative approach to rap with socially-minded lyrics; current chart-toppers Wisin and Nicky Jam, and pop act Ricky Martin, who most recently reached the top of the charts with “Vente Pa’Ca,” his collaboration with Maluma.

Other confirmed acts to date include Zion & Lennox, Pipe BuenoFarruko, J AlvarezPlan B, Nely “El Arma Secreta”, OsunaDe la Ghetto, AlmightlyArcangel, Gente de Zona, ChacalOsmani Garcia, Divan and CNCO.

Calibash will once again be produced by SBS Entertainment and presented by LaMusica. This marks the first time the show will take place in Vegas, and will also be the first time a multi-artist concert will take place at the T-Mobile Arena, also the site of this year’s Latin Grammys. If you are finding for the wedding DJ then Wedding DJ Auckland is a best option for your wedding function.

“This is without doubt, a strong start to the future of Latin Entertainment in Las Vegas,” says Lucas Piña, SVP of SBS Entertainment.  “It is a challenge, but we are confident with the quality performers that we will produce a successful January sold-out event, as we have done in New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities.”

Recent editions of the fest have also included major mainstream acts.

Maluma’s “Pretty Boy Dirty Boy” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart

Maluma is ending his remarkable year on top…

The 21-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer has earned his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart as a lead act, as his album Pretty Boy Dirty Boy debuts at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart with 3,000 sold in the week ending November 5, according to Nielsen Music.

Maluma

His first U.S. album’s current single “Borro Cassette” concurrently tops the Latin Airplay chart (rising 3-1).

“Everything starts with a dream, powered by passion, desire, and discipline. From there on, it’s a great supporting team materializing each idea, and this is a clear result of that­­­­,” Maluma tells Billboard.com.

A huge presence in his native Colombia and across Latin America, and a rising star in the U.S., Maluma is a social-media powerhouse, boasting nearly 16 million Facebook likes and 6 million Instagram followers.

“I just want to say thanks, to God, to my fans, and to my whole team who work day to day to reach these dreams.” Looking ahead, Maluma prepares for what’s to come. “The best part is that it’s only the beginning!”

Pretty Boy Dirty Boy has collaborations with some big names in Latin urban music, including Farruko, Alexis & Fido and Arcangel.

Its his second studio album, following Magia, which was originally only physically released in Colombia and Venezuela by Sony Music Colombia in 2012.

Maluma is a Latin Grammy nominee for best urban performance, for his song “El Tiki,” which reached No. 15 on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay chart earlier this year (dated May 23). It’s his second time up for an award, following a 2013 nomination for best new artist.

He will be performing at the upcoming awards show, to be broadcast by Univision on November 19 from Las Vegas.