The 27-year-old Colombian singerhas unveiled a star-studded remix of “Body Count” featuring Normani and Kehlani.
The strummy sing-along to self-love finds Reyez among the company of women in no need of the companionship of a mediocre man. Normani flexes a silky double-time flow as she demands “some f-cking respect” and Kehlani — who continues her months-long winning streak of featured verses — sings about finding her self-love in the company of another woman.
Produced by legendary R&B hitmaker Babyface and the Rascals, the remix will feature on her sophomore EP Being Human In Public, which has already spawned “Apple Juice” and “Sola.”
Earlier this month, Reyez gave a debut performance at the MTV VMAs and made a cameo on the Calvin Harris–Sam Smith jam “Promises.”
Reyez will be a fixture at music festivals nationwide during the summer, including this weekend’s Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn and Jay-Z‘s Made in America Festival over Labor Day weekend.
Being Human in Public is due out sometime this fall on FMLY/Island.
The 20-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member’s breakout single “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, tops Billboard‘s Pop Songs radio airplay chart for a seventh week, marking the longest reign for a song by a solo female in a lead role in nearly five years.
“Havana” boasts the longest such command since Taylor Swift‘s “I Knew You Were Trouble,” which also led for seven weeks, beginning on the chart dated February 2, 2013.
The last song by a lead female to rule Pop Songs for more than seven weeks? Rihanna‘s “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris: eight weeks in 2011-12.
The Pop Songs chart, dated January 13, measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 161 mainstream top 40 stations.
Here’s a look at the longest-leading Pop Songs No. 1s in the 2010s among all acts:
Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
11, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, Oct. 8, 2016
10, “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke feat. T.I. + Pharrell, July 20, 2013
9, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, March 4, 2017
8, “One More Night,” Maroon 5, Oct. 13, 2012
8, “We Found Love,” Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, Dec. 10, 2011 7, “Havana,” Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug, Dec. 9, 2017 7, “I Knew You Were Trouble.,” Taylor Swift, Feb. 2, 2013
7, “California Gurls,” Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg, July 3, 2010
7, “TiK ToK,” Ke$ha, Feb. 6, 2010
The longest command in the Pop Songs chart’s entire 25-year history belongs to Ace of Base‘s “The Sign“: 14 weeks at No. 1 in 1994. Three songs share the mark for the longest rule among lead females: 11 weeks each for Natalie Imbruglia‘s “Torn” (1998), Donna Lewis “I Love You Always Forever” (1996) and Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men‘s “One Sweet Day” (1995-96).
“Havana” is from Cabello’s debut solo album Camila, due Friday (January 12). The follow-up single, “Never Be the Same,” bullets at No. 32 on Pop Songs.
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee are officially the stars of the summer…
Spotify has revealed its global most-streamed songs of the summer, and 39-year-old Puerto Rican singer and 40-year-old Puerto Rican rapper’s juggernaut “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, reigns supreme.
In global streams, “Despacito” is followed by DJ Khaled‘s “Wild Thoughts” with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller at No. 2, and French Montana‘s “Unforgettable” at No. 3.
In the U.S., “Despacito” is instead followed by Lil Uzi Vert‘s “XO TOUR Llif3” at No. 2, with “Wild Thoughts” taking No. 3. Later down the line on both lists are Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Charlie Puth, Demi Lovato and others.
Spotify’s head of Latin culture Rocio Guerrero is calling 2017 “the summer of Latin music,” with five Spanish-language songs featured in the global top 30 ranking.
The list includes Willy William and J Balvin‘s “Mi Gente,” Maluma‘s “Felices los 4,” Danny Ocean‘s “Me Rehúso,” and both the original “Despacito” and remix featuring Bieber.
Notably, only seven female artists make the global top 30 list, and only three — Demi Lovato with “Sorry Not Sorry,” Rita Ora with “Your Song” and Maggie Lindemann with “Pretty Girls” — are the main artists, rather than featured guests, on their included tracks.
Kehlani is ready to funk things up with Calvin Harris…
The 22-year-old part-Spanish American singer is set to appear on the Scottish DJ and record producer’s forthcoming album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.
Harris released a video teaser via Twitter for the album with Kehlani’ name appearing as one of the featured artists on his LP.
Others include Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Future, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean, John Legend, Khalid, Migos, Schoolboy Q, Ariana Grande, Yung Thug, D.R.A.M., Nicki Minaj, Lil Yachty, Jessie Reyez, Partynextdoor, and Snoop Dogg.
Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 gives the sense of a departure from the usual Harris sound, a hint amplified by the much groovier, toned-down disco funk vibe of the soundtrack tune. The sunset visual background fits perfectly with the song’s laidback style. The clip also features vocals from Khalid and Future.
Great Scot! Enrique Iglesias is heading to Scotland…
The 38-year-old Spanish singing sensation has joined the lineup of performers at the MTV European Music Awards in Glasgow next month, according to show organizers.
Following his awards show performance, Iglesias will embark on the European leg of his Sex and Love world tour.
At this year’s EMAs, Iglesias is nominated in the Best World Stage category. After being named Best Spanish Act, he also has the opportunity to be voted into the Best Worldwide Act award category.
Iglesias joins the high profile list of performers that includes Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris and Nicki Minaj, who will host this year’s show .
British rock legend Ozzy Osbourne will be honored with the Global Icon Award.
Additionally, MTV has unveiled a new, socially focused award category for the MTV EMAs: Best Song with a Message. The honor is designed to recognize songs that are having “an empowering impact on young people, tackling important issues they care about and inspiring them to have a social conscience.”
The nominees in the category are “We Exist” from Arcade Fire, which addresses gender identity; Alicia Keys‘ “We Are Here,” a call for an end to violence around the world; “Take Me to Church” from Hozier, which tackles homophobia; Beyonce‘s “Pretty Hurts,” which examines obsession with appearance; and “All About That Bass” from Meghan Trainor, which talks about self-acceptance and inner beauty.
The 73-year-old Spanish tenor and conductor has been announced as the closing act at this year’s iTunes Festival in London.
Domingo, known for his versatile and strong voice, will perform September 30 at the Roundhouse – the last performance of a month-long, starry line-up, festival organizers announced.
Deadmau5 kicks off the concerts on Monday night, followed by headline sets from pop names like Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, The Script and Ed Sheeran.
Kylie Minogue, Kasabian, Mary J. Blige, Blondie, Maroon 5 and Robert Plant are also playing the festival.
The organizers quoted Domingo as saying he was thrilled to appear and for “the recognition that this brings to the unique and magnificent world of opera and of classical music.”
One of The Three Tenors, he has sung 144 different roles as of the end of 2013. Domingo has more recently taken on conducting opera and concert performances, and is the general director of the Los Angeles Opera in California.
Tickets are for competition winners, but gigs can be streamed live in more than 100 countries or watched on-demand.
Bruno Mars has notched another first on the Billboard charts…
The 27-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer’s “Locked Out of Heaven” remains at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week, and crowns the Radio Songs chart for the first time.
Since Mars occupies the top spot on the Digital and On-Demand Songs charts, the song becomes the first to top all four tallies at the same time, dating back to the launch of the On-Demand chart’s launch in late March.
As “Locked Out of Heaven” earns the honor of being the first title to rank No. 1 on the Hot 100, Radio Songs, Digital Songs and On-Demand Songs at the same time, it’s the first track to crown the more established Hot 100, Radio Songs and Digital Songs charts simultaneously since Rihanna‘s “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, the week of December 3, 2011. Maroon 5‘s “Moves Like Jagger,” featuring Christina Aguilera (two weeks), Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep” (three) and Katy Perry‘s “E.T.,” featuring Kanye West, also scored such a hat trick last year.
But “Lock Out of Heaven” is the first song by a male solo artist to lead the Hot 100, Radio Songs and Digital Songs simultaneously since Eminem‘s “Love the Way You Lie,” featuring Rihanna, back during the week of August 28, 2010.
“Heaven” moved up to the top spot on the Radio Songs chart with a 4% increase to 140 million all-format audience impressions (up 4%), according to BDS. The song is Mars’ fourth Radio Songs No. 1, tying him with Sean Paul and T.I. for fifth-place among males in the chart’s 22-year history. Among men, only Usher (seven), Ludacris, West (six each) and 50 Cent (five) boast more. Mariah Carey leads all acts with 11 Radio Songs No. 1s.
It’s no wonder he’s the self-proclaimed Mr. Worldwide…
Pitbull has picked up two MTV Europe Music Awards nominations—the only Latino artist to earn any nods this year.
The 31-year-old Cuban American rap superstar is nominated in the Best Male category, where he’s competing against Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Jay Z and Flo Rida.
Meanwhile, Pitbull’s dancetastic collaboration with Chris Brown “International Love” is up for Best Song. The other contenders include Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” Rihanna’s “We Found Love” featuring Calvin Harris, Goyte’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” and fun.’s “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monáe.
Demi Lovato will be giving her heart a break on MTV next month…
The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer, who is preparing for her big debut on Fox‘s The X Factor, has signed on to perform her hit “Give Your Heart a Break” at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show on Thursday, September 6.
“I’m so excited to perform at the VMA preshow. I can’t believe it!” said Lovato via her Twitter account.
The live broadcast of the pre-show to the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards is slated to start at 7:00 pm ET. The show will feature deejay Calvin Harris, who will entertain the crowd throughout the night.
Meanwhile, a red-carpet event will take place outside Los Angeles’ Staples Center. It’ll be covered for MTV Style by Teen Wolf star Holland Roden.
MTV News‘ Sway Calloway, Jim Cantiello, James Montgomery and Christina Garibaldi will also cover the red carpet, as well as the activities behind the scenes and backstage.
MTV Video Music Awards will begin at 8:00 pm for two hours with comedian Kevin Hart as host. Rihanna, Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, Pinkand One Direction are set to perform.