J Balvin Releases Animated Video for “Negro” Single

J Balvin is going back to black… 

After releasing music videos for his colorful singles like “Rojo” and “Azul,” the 35-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer and aspiring fashion designer has released the new animated video for “Negro.”

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In the video, J Balvin, who designed a collection inspired by his new album for Guess, is accompanied by the baddest girl in town and his sidekick dinosaurs as he roams the streets of a post-apocalyptic-like world.

Directed by Colin Tilley, the cryptic video released today finds J Balvin trying to take over the empty streets of a Gotham City-inspired town. Although his crew seems to conquer and outnumber any rival, J Balvin is met by the ultimate ruler, a T-Rex who swallows J Balvin whole in one roar.

With the release of “Negro,” all songs but one on his Colores album have a video. While it’s not clear if there will be a video to “Arcoíris,” the Colombian star posted on his social media “closing the chapter on Colores” announcing the release of “Negro.”

“The goal was to create different content that would really stand out and that the reggaetón world hadn’t really seen before,” says director Tilley about the videos. “Jose is just the definition of a true collaborator. My goal was for every video that drops for it to up the previous one. If we’re not doing that, then we’re not doing our job and there’s no point of releasing every single video.”

J Balvin Releases New Single “Rojo” & Heart-wrenching Music Video

J Balvinis seeing red

The 34-year-old Colombian urban singer has released his latest single “Rojo.”

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J Balvin also released the emotional and heart-wrenching music video for the softer reggaetón song.

The music video was filmed by Colin Tilley, who directed the music videos for J Balvin’s other tracks “Blanco” and “Morado.”

In the clip, J Balvin, who is on the phone while driving, gets into a fatal car accident while on his way to the hospital to see his newborn. He never gets to see his wife again or meet his daughter, but he’s with them in spirit at all times — even on his widow’s dates with other men.

“I’m helping my wife find the right guy,” J Balvin said about the video in a previous Instagrampost. “It’s about being open and not selfish.”

“Rojo,” “Blanco” and “Morado ” will all be part of J Balvin’s forthcoming studio album titled Colores, which will be released in late March.

Ozuna Releases Videos for His New Singles “Fantasía” & “Nibiru” Back to Back

Ozunais livin’ in a fantasy world…

Timed with the release of his new album, Nibiru, the 27-year-old Puerto Rican Latin rap and reggaeton singer, regarded as the New King of Reggaeton, has shared two music videos back to back.

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On Thursday, Ozuna dropped “Fantasía — Cap. 1” and on Friday, he unveiled the video for the album’s title track, “Nibiru — Cap. 3.”

Nibiru’s first single, “Hasta que salga el sol,” which dropped earlier this month, is Chapter 2 in this video trilogy directed by Colin Tilley, which centers on Ozuna literally navigating the waters, land and air of fictional planet Nibiru.  

While there are plenty of collaborations on Nibiruthe album (including DiddyAnuel AASechSnoop Dogg and Nicky Jam), the new videos feature Ozuna by himself, underscoring his position as one of the few Latin stars who can carry their own weight.

Each video was released on Ozuna’s YouTube channel with an accompanying storyline and the promise of more chapters to come.

In “Fantasía,” Ozuna looks over a dystopian city in the midst of a sandstorm as his wife’s hair and face transform into stars and galaxies. In “Nibiru,” Ozuna swims in deep waters and is guided by sirens to a cave where he dances with ostensibly extraterrestrial creatures, a continuation of what he did in “Hasta que salga el sol.”

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J Balvin Releases Trippy Music Video for “Blanco”

J Balvin is whiteon time with a new video…

The 34-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer has released the official music video for his latest single, “Blanco,” which features head-spinning beats, a lot of white, and flying cats.

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J Blavin had previously teased the video release to his fans with a 15-second clip two days before, using a happy face and world emoji and tagging producer Sky Rompiendo, director Colin Tilleyand Boy in the Castle Productions

The music video for“ Blanco” begins with a rainbow booklet called “Colors of J Balvin” being flipped before it stops on a white page. 

“I’ll eat you without a beat, a capella, slowly because the night awaits,” he sings in the opening verse. “Here’s your Medellin boy,” J Balvin also says in Spanish as a dance-infused urban melody with deep percussions plays in the background.

Scenes of the video, filmed by Tilley, feature an all-white scenery including trippy dancers, J Balvin rocking a white hairdo and outfit, and a white flying cat, paying homage to the song’s title.

This isn’t the first time J Balvin has teamed up with the California-based director. 

Tilley also directed J Balvin and Bad Bunny’s videos for “Que Pretendes,” “Yo Le Llego,” “Cuidao’ Por Ahi” and “La Canción.”

Prince Royce Releases Brand New English-Language Song “Stuck on a Feeling”

Don’t get stuck on Prince Royce’s new sound; just enjoy the music…

The 25-year-old Dominican American singer-songwriter has released a brand new English-language song, “Stuck on a Feeling,” that doesn’t sound anything like his previous work.

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“My friends say it doesn’t sound like me,” Royce tells Billboard. “It’s a whole new vibe, a whole new swag, a whole new animal. But when I hear myself, I think it sounds like me; it’s just not a me that they’ve heard before.”

The “new” Royce sings rhythmic, urban pop in English, with a brand-new album due out next year on RCA Records and on this first track from that album, featuring Snoop Dogg, available for sale on November 24.

The sexy track, produced by Jason Evigan, takes Royce to places he’d never been before. While Royce has long been romantic, he’s never been as forwardly sexy as he is here. And while his urban bachata has been decidedly acoustic, in “Stuck,” he goes more for production and layered tracks.

“It’s a side of me that’s always been here, only people never got to hear it,” says Royce. “I think people never really got to hear my R&B vibe.”

Born and raised in the Bronx, Royce has both Latin and urban roots.

And while he started his career singing his contemporary take on bachata — the traditional music of the Dominican Republic — in his crossover bid to English, he’s taking a very different path.

“As soon as I heard the track, it took me back to New York and the Bronx and the urban vibe,” he says. “And from the beginning, I could hear Snoop doing it. So we reached out and it was amazing how fast he jumped on the track, and when I heard the verse it was exactly how I pictured it. We shot the music video in Los Angeles with director Colin Tilley [of ‘Anaconda‘ fame], and it was insane. It’s so much fun.”

The video shows Royce riding on an elevator that gets stuck. The lights flicker, and suddenly “it’s a whole new world. We don’t know if I’m dreaming or not,” says Royce. “In the last floor I meet up with Snoop Dogg. There’s choreography, there’s dancing. It’s a beautiful video. It’s definitely a big-budget video. It’s exciting.”

More exciting is the prospect of successfully crossing over from Spanish to English, something that hasn’t happened in a while. Royce, who was initially signed to indie Top Stop Music, signed a recording contract in 2013 with Sony Music Entertainment for the release of Spanish-language albums through Sony Music Latin and English-language albums via RCA Records.

The first of those English albums will be released sometime next year. Although Royce wouldn’t give more detail, he says there are collaborations aplenty with both Latin and mainstream acts.

More immediately, Royce is up for four Latin Grammys this week, more than he’s ever competed in, including record and song of the year for his hit single “Darte un Beso.”

“I’m excited for those nominations and for hopefully winning my first Latin Grammy. The fact that it’s bachata music makes it special. It’s a genre that just keeps growing and just being nominated is not so common.”

Cassie Entertains “The Boys” in Nicki Minaj’s New Video

Cassie isn’t afraid to give the boys a show…

The 26-year-old part-Mexican R&B singer shares screen time with Nicki Minaj in the just released video for their collaboration “The Boys.”

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The clip, directed by Colin Tilley, opens with a close-up of a newspaper headline that reads, “Barber shop burns down after ‘freak’ flame thrower accident,” then cuts to Minaj casually crashing her pink car without batting an eyelash, implicating her as the culprit.

From there the clip showcases Minaj and Cassie in a series of gratuitous shots as they go through several costume changes, including very revealing swimsuits. Cassie’s transformation into a man, sporting a dark blue suit with cropped neon hair, stands out as a haute look.

“The Boys” is Minaj’s first single from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up, which will include tracks that appeared on Roman Reloaded plus a separate disc with new tunes.

“We still have singles to roll out on that album … for instance, ‘Va Va Voom’ was [just] added into rotation in the U.K., so I can’t treat it like my stepchild just yet,” Minaj told MTV News, explaining why she didn’t release a brand-new project. “But there’s new kids on the way, so I kind of wanted to be fair to the old songs and be fair to the new songs.

“It’s a different feel, so I knew I had to put it on a separate disc, the new songs, but it wasn’t an entire new thought and new body of work,” she added. “Because I like to give a lot of music, and so that’s why I didn’t want to do a whole new project. Because then I would feel like it would be judged as a brand-new thing, and then I would need to add way more songs.”

Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up will be released on November 19.