Prince Royce Joins Global Citizen & HeadCount’s ‘Just Vote’ Campaign

Prince Royce is getting out the vote…

The 31-year-old Dominican American bachata singer, who performed as part of this year’s Democratic National Convention, has joined Global Citizen and voter registration organization HeadCount’s Just Vote campaign.

Prince Royce

Prince Royce joins a roster of new additions that includes Bob Weir, Dave Matthews, Donna Karan, Dove Cameron, Gavin Rossdale, Kaia Gerber, Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor, Lenny Kravitz, Madison Beer, Meghan Trainor and Shawn Mendes.

The Just Vote campaign aims to engage young Americans to check their status, register and vote in the November 2020 general elections and beyond. The non-partisan campaign has the goal of engaging one million young voters and get 50,000 young people registered ahead of the 2020 elections.

The group joins previously announced participants Billie Eilish, Billy Porter, DJ Khaled, FINNEAS, Julianne Hough, Loren Gray, Nicky Jam, Quavo, Taylor Swift and Usher.

“We are at a pivotal moment in the campaign as we head towards the final stretch of voter registration,” said Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen. “Through this campaign, tens of thousands of young people have already checked their voter registration status, but we have to keep up the momentum. It’s more important than ever to engage young people in the political process, and with the support of these great artists, even more young people will get registered to vote.”

By checking their voter registration status, young people can unlock exclusive experiences, performances and memorabilia donated by artists and entertainers. Once they check their voting registration status, participants will have the opportunity to receive access to opportunities like a one-on-one video chat with Kravitz, an acoustic performance by Matthews, a virtual hangout with Trainor and more.

Eva Longoria to Speak on Opening Night of the Democratic National Convention

Eva Longoria is taking the national stage once again…

The 45-year-old Mexican American actress, former Desperate Housewives star and activist has been added to the lineup of speakers for this week’s Democratic National Convention.

Eva Longoria

Longoria, who gave a spirited speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, joins a lineup of new additions to the roster that includes three other Hollywood figures who’ve long been active in party politics: Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Longoria, who also appeared at the 2012 DNC and later served on the Presidential Inaugural Committee, will appear on Monday. Ross will speak on Tuesday, Washington on Wednesday and Louis-Dreyfus on Thursday.

Monday’s lineup includes Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former First Lady Michelle Obama. The convention will run from 9:00 – 11:00 pm ET each night.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will speak on Tuesday.

The convention also will feature performances from Leon Bridges, The Chicks, Common, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Billy Porter, Maggie Rogers, Prince Royce and Stephen Stills.

In addition to the lineup of speakers, Democrats plan to feature testimonials from everyday Americans who will appear from locations across the country.

Convention organizers also announced that the keynote address, traditionally delivered by one up-and-coming party figure, will instead feature 17 different speakers.

Bad Bunny Featured in YouTube Music’s “Artist Spotlight Stories” Series

Bad Bunny’s in the spotlight

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer, who recently made history with his appearance on the cover of Playboy, will be part of YouTube Music’s “Artist Spotlight Stories” series.

Bad Bunny

“Sometimes I feel I attract everything with my mind,” Bad Bunny expressed in a one-minute trailer posted on his YouTube channel. “I think a lot of people, if not everyone, can do the same. But not everyone knows that.”

Bad Bunny’s short documentary will share his road to success from the beginning of his career to his chart-topping YHLQMDLG album.

“I try never to limit myself, at least not me and when someone tries to do so, I try to push them to the limit, as far as I can,” he added in the trailer.

Bad Bunny’s Artist Spotlight Story will premiere on Wednesday, July 22 on YouTube Music.

He now joins OzunaJ BalvinBillie EilishShawn Mendes, and other artists who’ve been featured as part of the intimate series.

Kirstin Maldonado & Pentatonix Release Video for Cover of Billie Eilish’s “When the Party’s Over”

 Kirstin Maldonado is bringing the party

The 28-year-old half-Mexican & part-Spanish American singer and her Pentatonix group mates have released the official music video for PTX’s cover of Billie Eilish’s “When the Party’s Over” the 2018 single from her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Pentatonix

Pentatonix’s version of the song appears on their At Home EP, which was released last month. It follows the release of singles “Home” and “Blinding Lights.”

Pentatonix arranged, recorded and produced their latest EP while quarantining in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and their latest video appears to follow suit. 

Although the group members maintain social distance in the clip, their voices meld together in a cappella harmonies, adeptly capturing the reflective vibe of the original song.

“We are huge fans of Billie! Billie is so well known for her amazing production, and we knew the beautiful melody and moody vibe of ‘When the Party’s Over’ could be well suited to a stripped-down, harmonically lush arrangement,” Maldonado told Rolling Stone. “We had so much fun creating the song and video.”

Pentatonix will be releasing videos for their At Homesongs “Break My Heart” and “Dreams” on July 15th and July 22nd, respectively.

Good Deed Entertainment Acquires Rights to Carlos López Estrada’s “Summertime”

There’s no Summertime sadness for Carlos López Estrada

Good Deed Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights from Los Angeles Media Fund to the 31-year-old Mexican-American music video, commercial, and film director’s Summertime, which was the opening film of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Carlos Lopez Estrada

Summertime chronicles the intersecting stories of 25 young spoken-word poets over a day in Los Angeles. 

Estrada directed from a script written by 27 poets from the literary organization Get Lit, who also star in the film, and playwright Dave Harris. The film marks Estrada’s follow-up to Blindspotting.

Kimberly StuckwischJeffrey SorosAlisa TagerSimon HorsmanDiane Luby Lane and López Estrada produced the film. In addition to producing, Los Angeles Media Fund fully financed the project.

“It’s rare these days to find something so impactful and wholly unique,” said Scott Donley, CEO and founder of Good Deed Entertainment. “But Summertime is just that. We’re beyond excited to be able to share this heartfelt viewing experience with audiences across the country.”

Lopez Estrada made his feature film directorial debut in 2018 with Blindspotting

In 2018, he directed the music video for Billie Eilish‘s “When the Party’s Over.” He earned a Latin Grammy for directing Jesse & Joy’s “Me Voy” music video.

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

Rosalia to Receive the Rising Star Award at Billboard’s Women in Music Event

There’s no denying Rosalia’s status as a rising star…

With Billboard‘s 14th annual Women in Music event just weeks away, the 26-year-old Spanish singer/songwriter, a big Latin Grammy winner this year, among the artists being celebrated for their contributions to female empowerment.

Rosalia

Rosalía, nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy this year, will receive the Rising Star Award after changing the sound of today’s mainstream music with her fresh flamenco-influenced pop.

She joins newly announced honorees Alicia Keys, who will receive the Impact Award, and Megan Thee Stallion, this year’s Powerhouse Award honoree.

“Women in Music is a celebration of artists and executives who are changing the world through their work. We are excited to honor Alicia Keys, Rosalía and Megan thee Stallion, whose singular visions and voices are shifting our culture while inspiring fans to stay true to themselves,” said Hannah KarpBillboard’s editorial director.

The trio will join previously announced honorees Taylor SwiftBillie Eilish, Alanis Morissette,Nicki Minaj, Brandi Carlile and Roc Nation chief operating officer Desiree Perezat the 2019 Women in Music event, presented by YouTube Musicand hosted by last year’s Rising Star honoree Hayley Kiyoko.

The event and red carpet pre-show will stream live from the Hollywood Palladium on December 12 at YouTube.com/Billboard starting at 9 p.m. ET.

Cardi B Wins Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop at the American Music Awards for the Second Straight Year

Make that two in a row for Cardi B

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation picked up her second straight Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop trophy at this year’s American Music Awards, which aired live on ABC on Sunday night.

Cardi B

Cardi B won the crown over Drake and Post Malonefor the title, the same artist’s she beat out for the prize last year.

Camilla Cabello has also picked up her second straight trophy in the Collaboration of the Yearcategory.

The 22-year-old Mexican and Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony member, who now has five solo AMAs trophies and a sixth with5H, won alongside Shawn Mendes for their chart-topping singleSeñorita.” Last year, Cabello won for her chart-topping hit “Havana,” featuring Young Thug.

Bruno Mars picked up the Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B trophy, the second win in the category for the 34-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer.

Mars beat out Chris Brownand Khalid for the award.

The third time proved to be the charm for J Balvin…

The 34-year-old  Colombian reggaeton singer won the Favorite Artist – Latintrophy for the first time, after losing out for the award the previous two years.

J Balvin beat out Bad Bunny andOzuna for the prize.

Hosted by Ciara, the evening included performances by Taylor SwiftBillie EilishSelena GomezLizzoChristina Aguilera & A Great Big WorldKeshaBig FreediaPost MaloneOzzy OsbourneHalseyCamila Cabello and Shawn Mendes

Here’s the full list of winners:

Artist of the Decade
Taylor Swift

Artist of the Year
Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year
Billie Eilish

Collaboration of the Year
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”

Tour of the Year
BTS

Favorite Music Video
Taylor Swift “You Need to Calm Down”

Favorite Social Artist
BTS

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Khalid

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
BTS

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Taylor Swift “Lover”

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock
Halsey “Without Me”

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Kane Brown

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country
Dan + Shay

Favorite Album – Country
Carrie Underwood “Cry Pretty”

Favorite Song – Country
Dan + Shay “Speechless”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Cardi B

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Khalid “Free Spirit”

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Khalid “Talk”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Billie Eilish

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Taylor Swift

Favorite Artist – Latin
J Balvin

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Lauren Daigle

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Marshmello

Favorite Soundtrack
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Christina Aguilera to Perform New Song “Fall on Me” at the American Music Awards

Christina Aguilera is ready to introduce new music to the world…

The half-Ecuadorian American singer is set to perform at the 2019 American Music Awards.

Christina Aguilera

Aguilera and A Great Big World, who first collaborated together in 2013, the same year they performed “Say Something” at the American Music Awards, will premiere a new vocal collaboration at this year’s awards show.   

The single is called “Fall on Me,” and will be released on Friday, just days before Aguilera and A Great Big World perform it live at the show.

Aguilera and A Great Big World join a roster of new additions to the performers list that includes Post Malone featuring Ozzy OsbourneTravis Scott and Watt and Green Day.

Malone, joined by Osbourne, Scott and Watt, will also perform their new single live on television.

Green Day, meanwhile, will celebrate 25 years since releasing their 1994 album, Dookie, with a performance of “Basket Case” and their latest hit, “Father of All…

The additions to the lineup join previously announced performers the Jonas BrothersCamila CabelloBillie EilishSelena GomezLizzoDua LipaKesha feat. Big FreediaShania Twain and Thomas Rhett, as well as Artist of the Decaderecipient Taylor Swift.

The 2019 American Music Awards, hosted by Ciara, will air live from the Microsoft Theaterin Los Angeles on November 24 at 8:00 pm ET on ABC. Voting is open until November 20.

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Camila Cabello to Perform at the American Music Awards

Camila Cabello is ready to take the stage…

The 22-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member is set to perform at this year’s American Music Awards.

Camila Cabello

Cabello, a four-time AMAs winner at last year’s awards show, joins an all-star roster of female performers that includes Billie EilishDua Lipa and Lizzo

Cabello, nominated this year for Collaboration of the Year for her Shawn Mendes tie-up “Señorita,” and Lipa performed at last year’s ceremony, while this will be Eilish and Lizzo’s first at-bat at the awards show.

The American Music Awards will take place onNovember 24 in Los Angeles.

The fabulous four join previously announced performers Selena Gomez, as well as Taylor Swift, recipient of the AMAs Artist of the Decade award.

Voting is now open for all AMAs categories at google/AMAsVote or by going to Google.comand using the search terms “AMAs Vote” or “[Nominee Name] AMAs Vote.” Voting will close on November 20.

The 2019 AMAs will air live from the Microsoft Theaterin L.A. at 8:00 pm ET on ABC.