Prince Royce Pays Tribute to Selena Quintanilla at RodeoHouston

The 29-year-old Dominican American bachata singer, the first-ever tropical artist to perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert, honored Selena Quintanilla through song Tuesday night at NRG Stadium.

Prince Royce RodeoHouston

Prince Royce performed Selena’s “No Me Queda Más,” a tribute made even more meaningful, as it marked the 24th anniversary of Selena’s performance at the Houston Rodeo, the last concert of her life (February 26, 1995).

In addition to his Selena tribute, Prince Royce’s performance included the songs “Darte Un Beso,” “Stand By Me,” “Corazón Sin Cara,” “La Carretera,” “Soy El Mismo,” “Back It Up,” “Adicto,” “El Clavo” and “Bubalú,” taking his fans from danceable bachata to the most popular urban sounds in both English and Spanish.

Royce was also accompanied by an eight-piece live band.

RodeoHouston began in January of 1931 and the first show was held in April of 1932. It is considered to be the city’s signature event. 

Lopez Working on New, All-Spanish Album Alongside Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez is switching tongues…

The 47-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress is hard at work on a new, all-Spanish album, alongside ex-husband Marc Anthony, who will act as executive producer, according to Billboard.

Jennifer Lopez

The album is scheduled for release in 2017, with the first single from the new production set to drop in November.

It will be Lopez’s first all-Spanish album in a decade. Back in 2007, she released her Spanish-language debut, Como Ama una Mujer, which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and, at the time, was only the fifth Spanish-language album to debut in the top 10 of the all-genre chart.

Como Ama una Mujer was co-produced by Anthony, who now comes in as an executive producer on Lopez’s new album via an alliance with his entertainment company, Magnus Media, and Sony Music Latin, which will release the effort.

Magnus also will provide consulting services to Lopez for the Hispanic market in marketing, content development and touring.

“I am so excited and really looking forward to this new musical journey and to celebrate my Latin roots with Marc Anthony and the Sony/Magnus family,” Lopez said Thursday in a statement.

Lopez hasn’t really stopped celebrating her Latin roots. In the past few years, she’s had several high-profile collaborations with Latin acts, including Pitbull (“On the Floor”), Wisin y Yandel (“Follow the Leader”), Wisin and Ricky Martin (“Adrenalina”), Prince Royce and Pitbull (“Back It Up”) and, of course, Anthony.

Most recently, Lopez recorded “Love Make the World Go Round” with Lin-Manuel Miranda.

“[Jennifer] has had enormous accomplishments in her career and has been representing our culture all over the world from day one,” Anthony said in a statement. “Her artistry, professionalism and passion for music are just some of the many attributes that have earned her a unique place in the entertainment world that very few people have been able to obtain. I am looking forward to our creative collaboration and to be part of continuing her musical legacy.”

Expectations are high surrounding Lopez’s new Spanish set. At the time of its release in 2007, Como Ama una Mujer set the record for the largest sales week for an act’s debut Spanish-language album. That mark would later be topped by Romeo Santos, but Lopez still maintains the record among female artists.

“Jennifer is one of the most iconic Latina superstars of all time and a longtime member of the Sony family,” added Afo Verde, chairman and CEO, Latin America, Spain and Portugal, Sony Music Entertainment. “We’re very excited to partner with her and Marc on a project that is all about spotlighting her spirit and soul.”

Aside from her recording career, Lopez is currently working on season 2 of her hit NBC series Shades of Blue. In December she will complete the first year of her All I Have residency in Las Vegas at the AXIS Theater in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Prince Royce Releasing Bachata Song “Culpa al Corazon” This Week

Prince Royce is returning to his raíces …

After being on tour for a few months with Ariana Grande promoting his first English-language album Double Vision, the 26-year-old Dominican American singer revisits his Spanish roots with a new bachata song, according to Billboard.

Prince Royce

“Prince Royce’s “Culpa al Corazon” single will be released on November 13.

“I know that my fans are waiting for a new bachata song,” Royce told Billboard before his performance at the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, where he performed “Back it Up” with Jennifer Lopez.

“Culpa” is Royce’s first single from his next Spanish studio album, which will drop in 2016.

This new bachata song won’t stop the Latin heartthrob from being part of America’s favorite holiday tradition: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

“I’m excited and happy, my family is from New York, so they can see me at the parade,” added Royce.

This year, Prince Royce will join Mariah Carey, Shawn Mendes, NHL legends Mark and Marty Howe, the cast of Broadway‘s School of Rock, Trey Songz, Jordin Sparks, Chica and the gang from Sprout and Train, among others.

The 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will broadcast live Thursday, November 26, at 9:00 am ET on NBC.

Lopez to Serve as Host & Performer at the American Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is ready to multi-task…

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer, actress and American Idol judge is set to host and perform at this year’s American Music Awards, taking place on November 22.

Jennifer Lopez

The double-duty gig comes in advance of her recently announced Las Vegas residency, “All I Have,” which premieres in January at the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

No word on what song la Lopez will perform. She most recently appeared on Prince Royce’s song “Back It Up,” alongside her longtime collaborator Pitbull.

Meanwhile, Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth will appear on Good Morning America next Tuesday to announce nominees in six categories for the AMAs, with five additional categories to be announced immediately following via Snapchat.

The AMAs will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 22 at 8:00 pm on ABC.

Lopez to Perform at This Year’s iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina

Jennifer Lopez is ready for a Fiesta…

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer, actress and American Idol judge has been added to the lineup for this year’s iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina in Miami.

Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo joins a roster that includes her frequent collaborators Pitbull and Prince Royce, with whom she worked with on his recent single “Back It Up.”

The event will be held at the American Airlines Arena on Nov. 7, with a video live stream on Yahoo Live and broadcast on iHeartMedia Spanish-Pop, Tropical, regional Mexican and Spanish Adult Hit radio stations across the U.S.

The show will also have a television re-broadcast via Telemundo on November 15.

Other acts announced include Don OmarMarco Antonio SolisWisinCamila, Becky GFonseca and Voz de Mando.

“For the first time ever Latin music fans will be able to experience the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina everywhere, from the radio, live video stream and broadcast television,” said President of Entertainment Enterprises and Producer, iHeartMedia John Sykes in a statement. “The fans demanded it, so we have made the show available virtually everywhere they turn.”

Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms and Producer, iHeartMedia, added in a statement, “With every iHeartMedia event, we strive to make music pop culture moments. iHeartMedia specializes in creating events that go down in music history for their massive A-level lineups and never-before-seen collaborations. This year’s iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina is no different, and will feature the biggest acts in the genre. It’s going to be an unforgettable night in Miami.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 22.

Prince Royce Releases New Single “Extraordinary” from His Forthcoming English Language Debut Album

Prince Royce is seeing double

The 26-year-old Dominican American singer, who will be releasing his English album debut, Double Vision, on July 24, has released his latest single, “Extraordinary.”

Prince Royce

Produced by Rune Westberg and co-written by Prince Royce, the track is available for download to those who pre-order the new album on iTunes, along with Royce’s current single, “Back It Up,” and his previous one, “Stuck on a Feeling.”

Prince Royce flexes his falsetto on “Extraordinary” atop an acoustic guitar, showing that he’s equally capable of performing ballads as he is singing about “backing it up.”

It’s shaping up to be a busy late summer/fall for the bachata idol, who embarks on a tour with Ariana Grande starting July 16 through mid-October.

In addition to releasing the track, Prince Royce also released the full track list for Double Vision:

“Stuck On A Feeling” feat. Snoop Dogg
“Handcuffs”
“Back It Up” feat. Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull
“Lucky One”
“Double Vision” feat. Tyga
“Lie To Me”
“Dangerous” feat. Kid Ink
“Extraordinary”
“Seal It With A Kiss”
“There For You”
“Paris On A Sunny Day”
“Chemical”

A deluxe edition also includes four additional tracks:
“Lay You Down”
“With You”
“Getaway”
“End Of My World”

Prince Royce’s Debut English Album “Double Vision” Due July 24

Prince Royce will be a (double) vision this summer…

The 26-year-old Dominican American singer-songwriter’s highly anticipated English-language album debut will be called Double Vision, and will be released July 24 on RCA Records, riding on the momentum of his new single “Back It Up” with Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull.

Prince Royce

The chart-climbing track follows the Bronx-born bachatero’s first single in English, “Stuck on a Feeling.”

The list of collaborators on Royce’s English project reads like a who’s who of pop hitmakers, with names including Illya Salmanzadeh (Ariana Grande); Jason Evigan (Jason Derulo); Toby Gad (Beyoncé); Roccstar (Chris Brown); and more.

“What I put out in English, that’s who most people are going to think I am — that’s why I’m being so careful,” Royce told Billboard for a cover story earlier this year. “I love hip-hop, R&B, techno and Latin. The album’s a combination of everything I grew up listening to.”

It’s shaping up to be a busy summer for Royce, who kicks off his tour with Ariana Grande on July 16 in Tampa, Florida.