Bad Bunny to Make Debut Performance at This Year’s Billboard Music Awards

Bad Bunny is heading to the BBMAs

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton star is set to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, which will take place on October 14.

Bad-Bunny

Bad Bunny joins Alicia Keys, Luke Combs and Post Malone.

It’ll be Bad Bunny’s first performance at the BBMAs.

Garth Brooks will also be taking the stage as this year’s ICON Award recipient, following in the footsteps of previous awardees Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Cher, Celine Dion and more.

More performers will be announced as the awards show’s big day draws closer.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will air on October 14 at 8:00 pm ET, live from Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre on NBC, with Kelly Clarkson returning for her third year as the evening’s host.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards are produced by dick clark productions, which is owned by MRC Entertainment, the parent company of Billboard.

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.

Christina Aguilera Marks 10th Anniversary of “Bionic” with “Little Dreamer” Streaming Release

Christina Aguilera’s celebrating an anniversary with a dream treat…

It’s been 10 years since the 39-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer released her sixth studio album Bionic,and to mark the occasion, Aguilera’s made bonus track “Little Dreamer” available on streaming platforms for the first time.

Christina Aguilera

On the mid-tempo electro-pop ballad, which was previously available only as a bonus track on iTunes,  the pop star bids farewell to her titular dreamer over a skittering beat filled with beeps, glitches and trills. 

“So long, my little dreamer, I will miss your face/ We’ll always stay connected through time and space/ The journey that we shared, but now have to leave/ Will live inside of us for eternity,” she declares on the track’s churning chorus.

Released on June 4, 2010, Bionic occupies a unique space within Aguilera’s oeuvre. Featuring brashly sexual lead single “Not Myself Tonight” as well as the raunchy Nicki Minaj-assisted banger “Woohoo” and the soaring, oft-overlooked ballad “You Lost Me,” the album peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 — Aguilera’s lowest entry on the chart in her career at the time.

Bionic was met with mixed reviews and underwhelming sales, particularly compared to the smash successes of 2006’s Back to Basics, 2002’s Stripped and Aguilera’s 1999 self-titled debut. But, while it was quickly overshadowed by the singer’s starring turn alongside Cher in Burlesque just five short months later, Bionichas become known as something of a cult favorite LP among her most passionate fan base in the decade since its release, complete with regular calls of #JusticeForBionic on social media.

Andy Garcia Makes Billboard Chart Debut with His Cover of ABBA’s “Fernando” with Cher

It’s a musical first for Andy Garcia

The 62-year-old Cuban actor is making his Billboard music chart as his cover of ABBA’s “Fernando” with music icon Cher debuts at No. 22 on the Adult Contemporary songs chart dated July 7.

Andy Garcia

The track appears on the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again film soundtrack, due July 14 via Decca Records.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again premieres in movie theaters on July 20 and is the sequel to the 2008 film Mamma Mia! Both movies were inspired by ABBA’s catalog of music, and the first film adapted the long-running stage musical of the same name.

Garcia and Cher are both new additions to theMamma Mia!cast. Cher plays Ruby Sheridan, the mother of Donna (Meryl Streep), while Garcia plays Fernando in the romantic comedy musical.


ABBA’s original version of “Fernando” is one of the quartet’s two AC leaders, having spent two weeks at No. 1 in 1976. The act led again with “The Winner Takes It All” in 1981.

First Trailer Released for Andy Garcia’s “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”

It’s all Greek to Andy Garcia

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the sequel to Mamma Mia! The Movie, starring the 61-year-old Cuban actor.

Andy Garcia,

The sequel shifts back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present.

Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed $610M worldwide, everybody’s back on the Greek island of Kalokairi for an all-new original musical based on the songs of the Swedish pop sensations.

All of the original cast returns including Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard.

Garcia is new to the island, along with Lily James showing off some pipes as Young Donna, Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan and Hugh Skinner.

Cher also turns up in the trailer above as grandmother Ruby Sheridan.

Ol Parker writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker.

The musical comedy will open domestically in the U.S. on July 20, 2018.

Christina Aguilera to Star in the Futuristic Love Story “Zoe”

Christina Aguilera is headed back to the big screen…

The 36-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer has joined the cast of Drake Doremus’ Zoe.

Christina Aguilera

Written by The Beauty Inside’s Rich Greenberg, the futuristic love story follows two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab who design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries become more profound than they could ever have imagined.

Aguilera, who made her big screen debut opposite Cher in 2010’s insta-cult classic Burlesque, will star opposite Theo JamesRashida Jones, Miranda Otto, Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux in the film, which starts production in Montreal next Monday.

Zoe is being financed by Stuart Ford’s IM Global with Scott Free’s Michael Pruss and Kevin Walsh producing with Doremus and Robert George.

Before breaking onto the music scene with “Genie in the Bottle,” Aguilera—a five-time Grammy winner and recurring The Voice coach—appeared on the television series Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club.

Aguilera Reveals Brunette Tresses for her Guest-Starring Role on ABC’s “Nashville”

Christina Aguilera hasn’t just gone country… She’s also gone brunette.

The 34-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer and The Voice coach has arrived on the set of ABC’s country music drama Nashville.

Christina Aguilera

Aguilera, who is guest-starring on the series, posted a conversation-starting photo on her Instagram account on Monday night highlighting her new look, so to speak. “Look at all that hair! Having lots of fun on the set of #Nashville. More to come!,” wrote the recent Grammy winner in the caption. Although a date hasn’t been announced for her guest appearance on the Music City soap, Aguilera previously told The Hollywood Reporter: “My character is a successful pop singer who desperately wants to move into the country world, as that is her true passion. But she is caught between her passion and what the label wants her to do.”

Christina Aguilera on Nashville Set

Aguilera’s previous acting credits include appearances in Shine a Light and Get Him to the Greek, as well as a starring role opposite Cher in Burlesque. Nashville airs Wednesdays at 10:00 pm ET on ABC.

Aguilera Gives Killer Impressions of Britney Spears, Shakira and Cher

It’s Christina (Aguilera), b$%^&…

The 34-year-old half-Ecuadorian singer, actress and The Voice coach is earning rave reviews for her killer impression of her one-time rival Britney Spears.

Christina Aguilera

On NBC’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night, Aguilera wowed the crowd with her singing impression during a round of “Wheel of Musical Impressions.”

If you’ve ever wondered what Spears sounds like singing “This Little Piggy,” well, Jimmy Fallon and co. are here to help you out.

In addition to her spot on impression of Spears, Aguilera also gave impressive takes of Shakira and Cher.

Carey Atop Time Magazine’s ‘Ultimate Pop Stardom’ List

Mariah Carey is the ultimate pop star…

The 44-year-old half-Venezuelan American singe ranks at the top of Time magazine’s The Ultimate Ranking of Pop Stardom list of artists/musicians when it comes to generating hit songs.

Mariah Carey

The artists were chosen for this list based on their all-time chart performance and their contemporary significance.

Time looked at every song that’s been in the Billboard Top 10 since 1960, the number of hits by each artist present on that list, and how long those musicians’ careers have lasted, and used that information to determine which artists are ultimately the most successful pop-hit generators.

Carey – who stormed onto the music scene with her self-titled debut album in 1990, which landed four No. 1 songs on Billboard Hot 100 and earned her Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance honors at the 1991 Grammy Awards, tops the list with 1,901 points. Her best years include 2005 (341 points), 1995 (300) and 1993 (222).

Carey – a five-time Grammy winner – ranks ahead of Rihanna (1,800), Usher (1,778), The Beatles (1,537) and Madonna (1,414).

But Carey isn’t the only Latin artist to make the list…

Bruno Mars, who broke onto the scene in 2010, ranks No. 17 on the list with 882 points.

The 28-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter earned 410 points in his first year on the charts after lending his vocals to the songs “Nothin’ on You” by B.o.B, and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy, as well as releasing his first two singles “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade.”

Meanwhile, Fergie comes in at No. 25 with her Grammy-winning group Black Eyed Peas, earning 733 points.

The 39-year-old part-Mexican singer and female vocalist for the hip hop group and her fellow BEP members registered their biggest point haul in 2009 with their singles “Boom Boom Pow,” “I Gotta Feeling” and “Meet Me Halfway” earning a combined 355 points that year.

The final product is a colorful infographic that proves Michael Jackson had a consistently successful career from 1971 to 1995, while Santana’s career, though long, hasn’t been witness to nearly as many hits.

The artists are awarded points for each song of theirs that made it into the Top 10—for example, Michael Jackson gets 10 points for “Beat It” topping the chart at No. 1 while Taylor Swift gets three points for “Speak Now” peaking at spot No. 8.

Usher had the best single year out of everyone when, in 2004, he racked up 639 points for having five songs in the Top 10 for a combined 88 weeks, while Barbra Streisand made just two points in 1997 for “I Finally Found Someone,” which peaked at No. 9 and only had a one-week stay in the Top 10.

Head over to Time.com to see how other musicians, ranging from Cher to T-Pain, stack up against one another.

Here’s a look at all the Latino artists on the list:

No. 1 Mariah Carey (1,901)
No. 17 Bruno Mars (882),
No. 25 Black Eyed Peas (Fergie)
No. 30 Jennifer Lopez (658)
No. 36 Christina Aguilera (603)
No. 48 Santana (457)

Naya Rivera: This Halloween’s Best-Costumed Latina Celebrity

It’s true… Halloween isn’t just for the little ones… But don’t take our word for it.

Here’s a look at some of the haute-est costumes worn this year by Hispanic celebrities, including this year’s best-dressed Latina Naya Rivera.

Naya Rivera as Carmen Sandiego

Naya Rivera

Where in the world? Glee starlet and “Sorry” singer Naya Rivera is red hot in her sexed-up Carmen Sandiego costume, complete with knee-high black latex boots and red latex body suit and red trench coat.

The 26-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/singer attended Kate Hudson‘s Halloween bash on Saturday, October 27, 2013 in the not-for-G-audiences outfit.

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls
Move over Lady Gaga! There’s a new Mother Monster… And her name is Joan Smalls.

“This little Monster is ready to wreak some Havoc,” declared the 25-year-old Puerto Rican supermodel on her Instagram account.

Smalls posted the photo before heading to the Byrne Notice and Emerson Sick Halloween Party in New York.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba
Former Dark Angel star Jessica Alba is absolutely witchin’ in her Halloween costume. The 32-year-old half-Mexican American actress dressed up as Cher’s character from the original Witches of Eastwick.

Alba was joined by her friends in the photo taken during a bewitching weekend of Halloween fun.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio
There’s no playing with The Queen of Hearts, unless she looks like Alessandra Ambrosio. The 32-year-old Victoria’s Secret model took a trip down the rabbit hole for her Halloween costume.

Ambrosio dressed as a sexy Queen of Hearts while attending a party in Beverly Hills, complete with a tiny black and red dress, knee-high stockings and a red wig with a crown on top as she partied with her pals, who carried on the Alice in Wonderland heme as the Cheshire Cat and the White Rabbit.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
There’s no  place like home for former Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, her fiance Jionni Lavalle and their adorable son Lorenzo Lavalle.

The family celebrated Halloween by dressing up as characters from The Wizard of Oz on October 24, 2013, in Whippany, New Jersey.

The reality star wore pigtails, a blue and white dress and sparkly ruby shoes as Dorothy, while her fiance was the scarecrow and little Lorenzo dressed as the Cowardly Lion in a tan and orange onesie.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Rich
Don’t give Nicole Richie flap for her Halloween costume! The 32-year-old half-Mexican American Fashion Star mentor and fashionista arrived at the Who What Wear and Cadillac 50 Most Fashionable Women Of 2013 event dressed as a sexy, flapper kitty at The London Hotel on October 24, 2013 in West Hollywood.

Richie donned lace cat ears and a sexy black dress while bringing a touch of couture, to the all-star event.

Rico Rodriguez

Rico Rodriguez
Dead man walking! Modern Family star Rico Rodriguez arrived at the Hub Network‘s First Annual Halloween Bash at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California dressed as a zombie on October 20, 2013.

Fergie and Josh Duhamel

Fergie and Josh Duhamel
It’s hard to believe Fergie recently gave birth to her first child. The 38-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member dressed as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark while her husband Josh Duhamel was a sight for sore eyes as Riff Raff from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The new parents attended Kate Hudson’s annual Halloween party on October 27, 2013.

Snooki and JWoww

Snooki and JWoww
It’s red, white and haute! Snooki and JWoww dressed as the Red Witch and White Witch from Alice in Wonderland on October 25, 2013 for the Night of the Living Drag event.