Demi Lovato Teases New Single on Social Media

Demi Lovato is a tease…

The 27-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress has shared a snippet of a new song from her upcoming yet-untitled album on social media.

Demi Lovato

In an Instagram Story, Lovato wears a multi-colored ’90s-inspired Gucci jacket and slim sunglasses while driving around L.A. listening to the seemingly autobiographical track.

“I know I made it hard for you / And I owe my part, I’ll tell the truth / You said that it’d be over/ If I didn’t get sober / Sober,” her voice croons from the car’s speakers.

Lovato also used a GIF of a steaming teapot in the Story, which she captioned “#D7.”

While the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer has yet to announce an official release date for her seventh studio set, the LP is expected to include the self-love anthem “I Love Me.”

The album will also serve as her first full-length release since recovering from an accidental overdose and hospitalization back in July 2018.

One month prior to her relapse, Lovato dropped one-off single “Sober,” a heart-wrenching, apologetic ballad detailing her lapse in sobriety.

She’s since signed with Scooter Braun as her new manager, joining the music mogul’s powerhouse roster of clients including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly and more.

Lovato is a two-time Grammy nominee, for her album Confident and song Fall in Line” with Christina Aguilera

While fans anxiously await the follow-up to 2017’s Tell Me You Love Me, Lovato is next set to join forces with JoJo on a remix of the latter’s single “Lonely Hearts.” The duet between the two big-voiced singers will be included on the deluxe edition of JoJo’s latest album, Good to Know, which is slated for release on August 28 via Clover Music/Warner Records.

Selena Gomez Encourages People to Register to Vote on ‘Register a Friend Day’

Selena Gomez is encouraging people to register to vote…

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress took to social media over the weekend to remind Americans to make sure they’re registered to vote for the November 3 election, which is less than 100 days away.

Selena Gomez

Gomez shared information about how to register to vote as part of Register a Friend Day. Other celebrities who took part in the initiative included Ariana Grande, Lin-Manuel Miranda, former President Barack Obamaand former First Lady Michelle Obama,LL Cool Jand Cher.

President Donald Trump has continued to spread false theories about voting by mail – even though he’s done so himself – leading election experts to worry that a nation gripped by the coronavirus pandemic could face a chaotic election that may put even more Americans’ health at risk with a push for in-person voting in the midst of both a health and financial crisis.

Currently, presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden has a commanding 50-36 lead over Trump, whose mishandled response to COVID-19 has put the U.S. atop the list of countries with the most cases and deaths.

Click here for more information on how to register to vote.

Demi Lovato Announces Engagement to Max Ehrich

Demi Lovato’s hearing wedding bells…

The 27-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress is taking her relationship with actor Max Ehrich to the next level, after saying “yes” to his marriage proposal.

Demi Lovato & Max Ehrich

Lovato shared the good news in an Instagram post

“When I was a little girl, my birth dad always called me his ‘little partner’ – something that might’ve sounded strange without his southern cowboy like accent,” she writes. “To me it made perfect sense. And today that word makes perfect sense again but today I’m officially going to be someone else’s partner.”

Ehrich, whom she has been romantically linked to since March, is the right guy.  “I knew I loved you the moment I met you,” she continues.

“It was something I can’t describe to anyone who hasn’t experienced it firsthand but luckily you did too.. I’ve never felt so unconditionally loved by someone in my life (other than my parents) flaws and all,” she enthuses. “You never pressure me to be anything other than myself. And you make me want to be the best version of myself.”

Ehrich proposed, Lovato said yes. And the happy couple are all loved up.

“I’m honored to accept your hand in marriage,” Demi writes. “I love you more than a caption could express but I’m ecstatic to start a family and life with you. I love you forever my baby. My partner. Here’s to our future.”

The couple confirmed their relationship in May by making a surprise appearance in the music video for Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande‘s quarantine tune, “Stuck With U.”

Since then, it’s all been cuddles for the pair.

A wedding date has yet to be announced.

Miguel to Perform “Coco” Hit on ABC’s “The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II” Special

It’ll be a day of (Disney) remembrance for Miguel

The 34-year-old half-Mexican American singer will take part in ABC’s The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II.

Miguel

Miguel will perform “Remember Me,” the song he recorded for the soundtrack to the Dia de los Muertos-themed animated feature Coco.

Miguel’s version of the song appeared at the end of the film. He also performed a Spanish-English duet of the track with Natalia Lafourcade entitled “Recuérdame.”

“Remember Me” earned a Grammy nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

Shakira, meantime, is set to perform “Try Everything” during the sing-along special. She recorded the Grammy-nominated song for Disney’s Zootopia.

The 43-year-old Colombian superstar voiced the character of Gazellein the film, and her character performed the track in the end credits.

Other artists recruited by Disney for the special, to be broadcast during the Mother’s Day, include Donald Glover, Halsey, Ben Platt and Chloe x Halle.

Audiences will be able to stream The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II on Disney+at a later, unconfirmed date.

The musical special plans to not just celebrate families, but nourish them too by raising awareness for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which supports people across the U.S. facing hunger amid the pandemic.

The first edition of the musical special saw big-time prime-time ratings, with 10.3 million viewers tuning in to Ariana Grande‘s spellbound “I Won’t Say I’m in Love” coverfrom Hercules, Beyoncé‘s surprise heartwarming rendition of “When You Wish Upon a Star“and more.

Ryan Seacrest returns as the host for The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II, which will air on Sunday, May 10, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

Here’s the list of performances (with more to come):

“A Whole New World” – Idina Menzel & Ben Platt
“Almost There”– Chloe x Halle & Anika Noni Rose
“Hakuna Matata” – Seth Rogen & Billy Eichner feat. Donald Glover & Walter Russell III
“Part of Your World” – Halsey
“Poor Unfortunate Souls” – Rebel Wilson
“Remember Me” – Miguel
“Step in Time” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” –Derek Hough, Julianne Hough & Hayley Erbert”Try Everything”–Shakira
“When I Am Older” – Josh Gad
“You’ll Be in My Heart” –Disney on Broadway stars Merle Dandridge, Heather Headley, Adam Jacobs, Caissie Levy, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey & Josh Strickland”Zero to Hero” – Keke Palmer

Victoria Justice to Host Nickelodeon’s Rescheduled Kids’ Choice Awards

Victoria Justiceis Nickelodeon’s choice…

The network is moving forward with its Kids’ Choice Awards with a new date, and with the 27-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/singer and former Nickelodeon star as host. 

Victoria Justice

Initially scheduled for March 22, the awards ceremony was postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. The newly titled virtually-produced Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together will air on Saturday, May 2 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

Celebrities scheduled to appear via video include Dwayne JohnsonAriana GrandeKristen Bell, Josh GadCamila CabelloMillie Bobby BrownEllen DeGeneresBTSShawn MendesLil Nas X, Dove CameronDavid DobrikTom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakkeand SSSniperWolf

Also scheduled are appearances by cast members of The Avengers: Endgame, and a sneak peek of Nickelodeon’s new live-action series The Astronauts,from Imagine Entertainment.

Leading nominees for the awards show, which honors kids’ favorite celebs, movies, TV shows, games and more, include Avengers: Endgamewith 11, followed by Taylor Swift with five noms and Frozen 2, Henry Danger and Lil Nas Xwith four apiece.

NBA championLeBron Jameswill receive the 2020 Generation Change Award, honoring his commitment to creating real and lasting change through education.

Nickelodeon also will support the mission of No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, and present within the show a $1 million donation in support of those affected by the COVID-19pandemic.

Justice rose to acclaim as the star of the Nickelodeon series Victorious.

Bad Bunny: Spotify’s Most Streamed Latin Artist Globally

Bad Bunnyis livin’ a stream

The year is almost over, and Spotify has revealed its annual “Wrapped” data insights highlighting the most-streamed artists of the year, with the 25-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer coming in as the most streamed Latino artist globally.   

Bad Bunny

Based on more than 248 million users’ listening habits across the globe, Bad Bunny comes in at No. 5 on the list of the Most Streamed Artists of 2019 around the world, behind Post MaloneBillie EilishAriana Grandeand Ed Sheeran

On the male only list, Bad Bunny comes in at No. 3, while J Balvin comes in at No. 5.

This year’s most streamed Latina artist on Spotify is Camila Cabello, who comes in at No. 4 on the Most Streamed Female Artists of 2019 global list, behindBillie Eilish, Ariana Grande and 
Taylor Swift.

Meantime, Cabello’s collaboration with Shawn Mendes, “Señorita” is the most streamed track of 2019, with more than one million streams despite only being released in late June.

In the United States, Cardi B comes in as the most streamed Latina artist of the year. The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation comes in at No. 5 on the U.S. Most Streamed Female Artists of 2019 list, behind Billie EilishAriana Grande,Taylor Swift andHalsey.

Here are all of Spotify’s “Wrapped” 2019 results:

Spotify “A Decade Wrapped” 2010-2019 Global Top Lists: 

Most Streamed Artists of the Decade (Global)
1. Drake
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Post Malone
4. Ariana Grande
5. Eminem

Most Streamed Female Artists of the Decade (Global)
1. Ariana Grande
2. Rihanna
3. Taylor Swift
4. Sia
5. Beyoncé

Most Streamed Tracks of the Decade (Global)
1. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
2. “One Dance”  – Drake, Kyla, WizKid
3. “rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)” – 21 Savage, Post Malone
4. “Closer” – Halsey, The Chainsmokers
5. “Thinking out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

Spotify Wrapped 2019 Global Top Lists: 

Most Streamed Artists of 2019
1. Post Malone
2. Billie Eilish
3. Ariana Grande
4. Ed Sheeran
5. Bad Bunny

Most Streamed Albums of 2019
1. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish
2. Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
3. thank u, next – Ariana Grande
4. No.6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran
5. Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes

Most Streamed Tracks of 2019
1. “Señorita” – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
2. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
3. “Sunflower” – Post Malone, Swae Lee
4. “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
5. “Old Town Road – Remix” – Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus

Most Streamed Female Artists of 2019
1. Billie Eilish
2. Ariana Grande
3. Taylor Swift
4. Camila Cabello
5. Halsey

Most Streamed Male Artists of 2019
1. Post Malone
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Bad Bunny
4. Khalid
5. J Balvin

Most Streamed Podcasts of 2019
1. The Joe Budden Podcast With Rory & Mal
2. My Favorite Murder With Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
3. Gemischtes Hack
4. Fest & Flauschig
5. The Misfits Podcast

Most Streamed Podcast Genres of 2019
1. Comedy
2. Society & Culture
3. True Crime
4. News
5. Health & Fitness

Spotify Wrapped 2019 U.S. Top Lists 

U.S. Most Streamed Artists of 2019
1. Post Malone
2. Drake
3. Billie Eilish
4. Ariana Grande
5. Khalid

U.S. Most Streamed Female Artists of 2019
1. Billie Eilish
2. Ariana Grande
3. Taylor Swift
4. Halsey
5. Cardi B

U.S. Most Streamed Male Artists of 2019
1. Post Malone 
2. Drake
3. Khalid
4. Juice WRLD
5. XXXTENTACION

U.S. Most Streamed Tracks of 2019
1. “Sunflower” – Post Malone, Swae Lee
2. “Wow” – Post Malone
3. “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
4. “MIDDLE CHILD” – J. Cole
5. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish

U.S. Most Streamed Albums of 2019
1. Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
2. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish
3. thank u, next  – Ariana Grande
4. beerbongs and bentleys – Post Malone
5. Free Spirit – Khalid

Becky G to Host & Perform at This Year’s MTV Europe Music Awards

Becky G is pulling double duty in Europe…

The 22-year-old Mexican American bilingual singer-songwriter, who just released the trilingual track “Chicken Noodle Soup” with BTSJ-Hope, is set to host this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards, as well as perform at the awards show, which will take place in Seville, Spain.

Becky G

Becky G is set for a busy night as she also has a nomination, taking on Ariana GrandeCamila Cabello, Halsey, the Jonas Brothers, and Shawn Mendes in the Best Pop category.

Becky G has notched two number one hits on the Billboard Latin Airplay charts –  “Mayores” and “Sin Pijama” – and on-screen had a starring role in the Power Rangersmovie. She has also guest-starred on the Foxseries Empire.

“Becky G is an exceptional multifaceted talent who’s no stranger to the global stage,” said Bruce Gillmer, global head of music and talent,Viacom and co-brand head, MTV International. “We can’t wait to see her light up the MTV EMAstage in Seville.”

Rosalia, who’ll be the hometown favorite in her native Spain, leads the pack of Latino/a nominees with four.

Lauren Jauregui Hoping to Release Debut Album Next Year

Lauren Jauregui is hard at work on her debut album…

The 23-year-old Cuban American singer and former Fifth Harmony member is hoping to release her long-awaited debut solo album in 2020. 

Lauren Jauregui

When asked if the album would come out in 2019, the “Expectations” singer gave 2020 as the likely target. “I got you guys, I promise,” she said during an interview on the red carpet at the Teen Choice Awards,

Jauregui has a lot to look forward to. On Sunday night, she won in the Choice Female Artist category, beating a stacked lineup featuring Ariana GrandeBillie EilishCardi BHalseyand Taylor Swift.

Jaureguichatted with Billboard in June about the solo set, for which she has been “writing like crazy.” She enthused, “I’m so proud of the way that I’ve been able to articulate my point of view. I’m emo, so you’re gonna get some deep, dark lyrics from my soul, but some bops too…It’s gonna be really fun. I’m really excited to share it with the world, but I’m just kind of packaging everything and still finishing up some songs.”

Jauregui had fans buzzing with her debut solo single “Expectations,” which dropped last October, and was followed in January by the sultry “More Than That.”

Ryan Vasquez to Star in Ross Golan’s Musical “The Wrong Man”

Ryan Vasquez is in the Wrong

The Latino actor/singer has been cast in the world premiere in New York this September of multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan’s musical The Wrong Man.

Ryan Vasquez

Vasquez will star opposite Tony-nominee Joshua Henry and Ciara Renéein the musical.

The Wrong Man is set in Reno, Nevada, and tells the story of Duran, a man just scraping by, who is accused of a murder he says he didn’t commit.

Golan’s first stage musical was initially conceived as an acoustic solo piece, but over a decade has grown to include a full-length concept album and an animated film.

Previews begin on Wednesday, September 18, with an opening night of October 7, at the Off Broadway MCC Theater.

Golan (book, music, lyrics) has written massive hits for a massive roster of artists including Maroon 5, Justin BieberNicki MinajLady Antebellum, Michael BubléSelena GomezKeith Urban, Ariana GrandeFlo RidaOne Direction, Idina MenzelNellyDemi LovatoJason DeruloMeghan TrainorCee Lo Green, 5 Seconds of SummerPrince RoyceSnoop DoggGavin DeGraw, Colbie CaillatAndy GrammerJames Blunt, Big Sean and Travis Barker.

Vasquez has appeared on Broadwayin Hamilton, Waitress and Wickedand on television in The Good FightCurb Your Enthusiasm and The Code.

J Balvin Signs Management Deal with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects

It’s a Braun new day for J Balvin

The 34-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer has signed a management deal with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, according to Billboard.

J Balvin will be the latest addition to a superstar SB roster that includes Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, and in May added Demi Lovato and Idina Menzel.

“We are very excited to be working with my long-time friend J Balvin,” Braun said in a statement provided to Billboard. “He is not only an incredible talent, but his work ethic and creativity are what has allowed him to be one of the top global acts in any language. He loves his culture and his energy is contagious. We are excited for this new adventure together.”

“It was meant to be, not before not after, the time is now!!” J Balvin said in a statement. “And we are READY TO MAKE HISTORY. Life is perfect and I’m grateful with life for all the blessings and this makes part of my new beginning, because honestly we haven’t started yet; it’s time to show that we are more global than ever and that we can conquer the planet in Spanish, and make a new statement. Latino Gang, it’s global gang!! Let’s go patineta,” he added, using the Spanish word for “scooter.”