There’s another high-profile collaboration in Cardi B’s future…
The 27-year-old half-Dominican American Grammy-winning rap superstar is joining voices with Megan Thee Stallion for a scorching new track.
“WAP” will be released this Friday, August 7, according to Megan Thee Stallion’s announcement on Instagram, which was accompanied by the song’s cover art.
The image features Meg and Cardi B in matching “WAP” gold hoops, with their hair entangled together into a flowing, curled bun.
“WAP,” Meg captioned the post with a tongue out emoji and a water droplet emoji. “@iamcardib and The Hot Girl Coach this Friday !!!”
It’s Cardi B’s first pre-release single of her upcoming second studio album, which is scheduled to be released in late 2020. Her most recent collaborations: “Yes,” with Fat Joe and Anuel AA and “Please Me” with Bruno Mars.
This all-female collab follows Meg’s previous “Savage” remix featuring Beyonce. In May, the song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the “Hot Girl” rapper’s first-ever topper on the chart, and the seventh for Bey as a solo artist (to go with the four she notched as part of girl group Destiny’s Child). At the time, it was also just the seventh No. 1 in Hot 100 history to credit multiple female artists on its listing.
ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) has revealed the winners of the most performed songs of the past year in Latin music, with the 26-year-old Puerto Rican singer and rapper taking the top honor for the first time in his career.
Bad Bunny, who’d previously won the ASCAP Song of the Year award for his Cardi B & J Balvin collaboration “I Like It.,” was named the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year at the ASCAP Latin Music Awards. He won the prestigious award on the strength of seven of his recognized singles, including “Callaita,” “La Cancion,” “Que Pretendes,” and “Solo de Mi.”
Romeo Santos picked up the Songwriter/Artist of the Year award. The 38-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer earned the honor for penning the recognized singles “Aullando,” “Canalla,” and “Inmortal.”
The Song of the Year award went to Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma,” featuring Snow.
Other recognized artists include Gerado Ortiz (“Aerolinea Carrillo”), Becky G (“Bubalu”), Farruko & Pedro Capo (“Calma (Remix)”), Marc Anthony (“Parecen Viernes”),Jhay Cortez (“Reggaeton,” “Hola” ) and Carlos Vives(“Si Me Das Tu Amor”).
Universal Music Publishing Group was bestowed the Publisher of the Year award and the Independent Publisher of the Year award went to Kobalt Songs Music Publishing.
Due to the coronavirus, this year’s winners were announced via ASCAP’s social media platforms: @ASCAPLatino and @ASCAP. The innovative virtual format allowed fans, friends and peers to join in the online celebration.
The virtual event, hosted by Greeicy Rendón and Mike Bahía, also included special performances and appearances by: Marc Anthony, Descemer Bueno, Pedro Capó,Desmond Child, Jhay Cortez, Darrell, Natalia Lafourcade, Lunay, Silverio Lozada andSebastián Yatra, among other music creators.
The winners were announced online after BMI canceled its March 31 awards ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Other top winners include songwriter/producer Gaby Music, aka Juan Rivera Vazquez, who won contemporary Latin songwriter of the year for “Taki Taki,” sharing the honor with Ozuna, Dimelo Vi‘s Vicente Saavedra and Jorden “Pardison Fontaine” Thorpe.
Christian Nodal‘s “No Te Contaron Mal,” penned by Edgar Barrera, was named regional Mexican song of the year. The track spent 38 weeks atop Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs chart.
The regional Mexican songwriter of the year award went to Geovani Cabrera for “A Través Del Vaso,” “El Lujo De Tenerte,” “Segunda Opción” and “Te Darán Ganas De Verme,” bringing his career total to 12 BMI Latin Awards.
The BMI Latin publisher of the year award, for the fifth year in a row, went to Sony/ATV Music Publishing with 16 of the most-performed songs, including “Taki Taki,” “Ambiente,” “Amigos Con Derechos,” among others.
“Music is more important than ever in times like these, and we are extremely proud to honor the Latin songwriters behind the year’s most-performed songs,” said Mike O’Neill, president and CEO of BMI. “From Regional Mexican to Contemporary Latin, the diversity and creativity of this genre are limitless, and we are thrilled to celebrate the artistry that goes into creating the best in Latin music today. We look forward to celebrating with everyone in person at next year’s ceremony.”
Wisin & Yandel, who were slated to receive BMI’s president’s award this year, will now be honored at the 2021 BMI Latin Awards.
The event was co-hosted by Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak, with a commencement address by Oprah Winfrey and words of wisdom from Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X, Simone Biles and others.
A preview of Cardi B’s speech was released on Thursday, showing the rapper offering her pearls of wisdom.
“It’s more than a diploma,” Cardi B says. “It’s more than graduation. It’s knowledge. It’s knowing that you took it… that you went through those hard nights studying. To this day, I just replay my high school memories in my head, and for the college ones… I didn’t finish college, but I went. I just want to say congrats. Now you’re about to start your life, you’re about to make some money!”
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The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation and Puerto Rican urban singer Anuel AA are helping take Secreto El Biberon, Black Jonas Poin tand Liro Shaq’s “La Bebe” to the next level on the song’s remix.
“It is exciting to know that Cardi B and Anuel AA are joining us to release the La Bebe remix,” said the rising trio. “It’s more than a dream come true and we hope all of our fans enjoy it to the fullest.”
The original cut, produced by BlackFreestylo and Geral La Melodia, was released in December with the video garnering more than 33 million views on YouTube.
The new version, released under the GLAD Empire and Flow La Movie labels, features Cardi B rapping entirely in Spanish.
Cardi B previously rapped and sang in Spanish on her hit collaboration with Ozuna, “La Modelo.”
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are celebrating an epic night at Hard Rock Stadiumin Miami.
The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar and the 43-year-old Colombian superstar teamed up for an electrifying Super Bowl halftime show.
J.Loand Shakimade history at Super Bowl LIVon Sunday as the first two Latina women to co-headline the coveted halftime show gig, and they each brought their unique styles to a worldwide audience, performing a combined 20 songs in 14 minutes. (Gloria Estefanwas part of the 1992 and 1999 halftime shows, and sent her support for Lopez and Shakira, both of whom she has written songs for.)
Shakira kicked things off with her hit “She Wolf,” then seamlessly transitioned into her track “Empire,” where she showcased her ability to shred on the guitar.
After a brief dance interlude, Shakira — who rocked a sparkly red two-piece — broke into “Whenever, Wherever” and a cover of Cardi B’s “I Like It,” with an assist from Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer Bad Bunny, who appears on the original singer.
Shaki, who celebrated her 43rd birthday on Super Bowl Sunday, then showed off her dancing skills once again before singing “Hips Don’t Lie,” during which she crowd-surfed atop a group of enthusiastic fans.
Then, Lopez took over the program, taking the stage atop a skyscraper-like pole for a high-energy performance of “Jenny from the Block” and “Ain’t It Funny,” and then transitioned into “Get Right.”
After shedding her studded black leather bodysuit for a sparkly silver one, Lopez showed off her Hustlersmoves own on a stripper pole, while singing “Waiting for Tonight.”
J.Lo was then joined by J. Balvin, who assisted her on “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.”
Lopez continued to flaunt her moves to “Mi Gente” before moving on to a high-octane version of “On the Floor.”
The performance then transformed into a family affair as Lopez brought out her 11-year-old daughter Emme, who hit the stage singing a slowed-down rendition of “Let’s Get Loud” — with Shakira on drums — before her mom came back out wearing a large jacket made of feathers that featured the American flag on one side and the Puerto Rican flag on the other. It was a show of support to the territory, which has been affected by natural disasters in recent years, including Hurricane Maria and a recent damaging earthquake.
Emme briefly sang Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” while the set design featured glowing cages housing child performers, a marked gesture of solidarity toward the Latin community and those impacted by anti-immigration policies.
Then Shakira joined Lopez to sing “Let’s Get Loud” together.
The duo then moved on to Shakira’s hit “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” before switching back to “Let’s Get Loud,” at which point they closed out their set with impressive synchronized shimmiesas fireworks went off behind them, before wrapping their historic performance with a hug.
She may have skipped walking the Grammys red carpet, but Cardi B still shined bright like a diamond at the awards show.
The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation and fashion icon, a nominee in the Best Rap Performance category, earned Best Dressed Latina honors in her Thierry Mugler number on music’s biggest night
Cardi B’s look was equal parts sexy and glamorous, due to the sheer nude fabric with floor-length sleeves, a body-hugging silouhette, and crystal detailing covering the entire design in glimmering stripes.
In signature Cardi B fashion, she capped off her look with gems.She wore diamond chandelier earrings, a collar style Gismondi 1754 necklace, and bangle bracelets. The only pop of color came from her purple-and-pink hued eye shadow.
Camila Cabello vamped it up on the red carpet
The 22-year-old Mexican and Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmonymember rocked a Gothic strapless black high-low Atelier Versacegown with netted mini dress and a tulle wrap-around train.
Cabello completed the look with nearly 100 carats of Le Vian diamond earrings, necklace and rings, including a $2 million diamond collar necklace with a total carat weight of 64.
Rosalia commanded the red carpet in Alexander Wang.
The 26-year-old Spanish singer, a Best New Artist nominee, wore a belted red leather dress with a draped fringe skirt. She paired the outfit with Alexander Wang heels.
Rosalia wore her flowing locks down her back and accessorized the look with some blinged-out, bedazzled nails.
Alessandra Ambrosio didn’t mind getting leggy on the red carpet.
The 38-year-old Brazilian supermodel and television personality wore a black and whiteBalmain romper. Made in monochrome, it flashes just the right amount of flesh through its one-shoulder cape detail and super short hemline.
She completed the asymmetriclook with Tasaki jewelry.
FKA Twigs dared to be different on the red carpet…
The 32-year-old part-Spanish singer wore a gown, custom made by her friend Ed Marler, that featureda large drawstring silk hood and an embroidered lace bodysuit. The emsemble was straight out of the Baroque period.
The 32-year-old part-Spanish singer-songwriter has picked up four NME (New Musical Express) Awards nominations.
FKA Twigs, who had previously earned two NME Awards nods, is up for Best British Solo Act and Best Solo Act In The World.
She’s also nominated in the Best British Album and Best Album In The World categories for her acclaimed album Magdalene.
Cardi Bhas picked up her first NME Awardsnod in the Best Festival Headliner category.
A number of categories are fan voted, including Hero of the Year, Villain of the Year and Music Moment of the Year; vote here.
Winners will be announced at the February 12 show at the O2 Academy Brixton.
Here’s the full list of nominees:
GODLIKE GENIUS Emily Eavis (Glastonbury Festival organizer)
BEST BRITISH ALBUM FKA Twigs – Magdalene Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Pt. 1 Little Simz – Grey Area Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain
BEST ALBUM IN THE WORLD Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? FKA twigs – Magdalene Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Pt. 1 Lana Del Rey – Norman F–king Rockwell Little Simz – Grey Area Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain Stella Donnelly – Beware Of The Dogs Tyler, the Creator – Igor
BEST BRITISH SONG AJ Tracey – “Ladbroke Grove” Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” Georgia – “About Work The Dancefloor” Mura Masa ft Slowthai – “Deal Wiv It” The 1975 – “People”
BEST SONG IN THE WORLD AJ Tracey – “Ladbroke Grove” Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” Clairo – “Bags” Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” Georgia – “About Work The Dancefloor” Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road” (Remix) Lizzo – “Juice” Mura Masa ft Slowthai – “Deal Wiv It” Post Malone – “Circles” The 1975 – “People”
BEST BRITISH SOLO ACT AJ Tracey Charli XCX FKA Twigs Slowthai Yungblud
BEST SOLO ACT IN THE WORLD AJ Tracey Beck Billie Eilish Charli XCX FKA Twigs Lana Del Rey Lizzo Slowthai Taylor Swift Yungblud
BEST BRITISH BAND Bring Me The Horizon Idles Krept & Konan The 1975 The Big Moon
BEST BAND IN THE WORLD Bring Me The Horizon Brockhampton BTS Haim Idles Krept & Konan Slipknot Tame Impala The 1975 The Big Moon
BEST NEW BRITISH ACT: Celeste D-Block Europe Easy Life Jade Bird Sam Fender
BEST NEW ACT IN THE WORLD Celeste Clairo D-Block Europe DaBaby Dominic Fike Easy Life Fontaines DC Girl In Red Jade Bird Sam Fender
BEST LIVE ACT: Amyl + The Sniffers Foals Iggy Pop Lizzo Slowthai
BEST COLLABORATION BTS + Halsey Charli XCX + Christine And The Queens Megan Thee Stallion + DaBaby Slowthai + Mura Masa Yungblud + Dan Reynolds
BEST MUSIC VIDEO Brockhampton – “I Been Born Again” Easy Life – “Nice Guys” Normani – “Motivation” Stormzy – “Vossi Bop” Yungblud – “Original Me”
BEST BRITISH FESTIVAL All Points East Glastonbury Parklife Reading & Leeds Wireless
BEST FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD All Points East Coachella Fuji Rock Glastonbury Mad Cool Parklife Reading & Leeds Rock In Rio Sziget Wireless
BEST FESTIVAL HEADLINER Cardi B Lana Del Rey Stormzy The 1975 The Cure
BEST MUSIC FILM Beyonce: Homecoming BTS: Bring The Soul Liam Gallagher: As It Was Michael Hutchence: Mystify Rocketman
BEST MUSIC BOOK Brett Anderson – Afternoons With The Blinds Drawn Debbie Harry – Face It: A Memoir Elton John – Me Prince –The Beautiful Ones Tegan & Sara – High School
BEST REISSUE Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace Muse – Origin Of Muse Prince – 1999 R.E.M. – Monster 25 The Beatles – Abbey Road
Michelle Obama is hoping to inspire people to exercise more in the new year by sharing her 2020 workout playlist, and the 27-year-old half-Dominican American singer is her go-to gal.
The former first lady, a dedicated health advocate, shared some of her favorite tunes to listen to while hitting the gym.
The 35-song playlist includes three tracks from Cardi B. Along with her single “Press,” Cardi B’s collaborations with Bruno Mars (“Finesse”) and Ed Sheeran& Camila Cabello(“South of the Border”) get Obama’s blood pumping.
Bruno Mars has a second song, “Perm,” on Obama’s playlist.
Jennifer Lopez gives Obama’s playlist a little old school magic with her “Feelin’ So Good Remix,” featuring Fat Joe & Big Pun.
And when it comes to her post-workout cool down, Obama turns to Miguel and Alicia Keys’ “Show Me Love,” among others.