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.

Ozuna

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.”

Fantasia

Nibiru

Fergie to Host Fox’s New Singing Competition “The Four: Battle for Stardom”

It’s a case of Connect Four for Fergie

The 42-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member will host Fox’s new primetime singing competition show The Four: Battle for Stardom, the six-episode series that will air at 8:00 pm Thursdays beginning January 4.

Fergie

“This is a unique and modern show format that I believe will set the standard for the next generation of singing competition series on TV,” said Fergie, who has hosted the Los Angeles segments of ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve for the past few years. “I am looking forward to being by the contestants’ sides during what could be the most important performances of their lives. Along with these amazing panelists whom I know and love, I hope my experiences as a solo artist and as a member of the Black Eyed Peas can help guide them in their quest to make it in the music industry.”

Created by Armoza Formats and produced by ITV Entertainment in association with Armoza, The Four also features expert panelists Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label exec Charlie Walk.

The format works backwards from typical competition shows: Four finalists, chosen from their auditions, will try to defend their coveted spots on the stage, as they are challenged by new singers determined to replace them. Each week, if any of the four are outperformed as determined by a panel of judges, they’ll go home and their challengers will take their place.

The singer who is the last standing at the end of the competition will see the panel of industry experts become key players on their team. The elite group will then guide the winner’s career to help make him or her a breakout star.

“Fergie is a genuine superstar,” said Rob Wade, President of Alternative Programming and Specials at Fox Broadcasting Company. “She’s fierce, she’s a force in her own right, and she knows exactly what these singers are going through. So who better than her to help guide them as they fight their way to the finish?”

The Four will beat to air ABC’s reboot of former Fox mega hit American Idol, which will launch in March and air on Sundays. Fox’s response to Idol 2.0 also will air while NBC’s rival singing competition The Voice is on hiatus, on one of the nights the original aired on Fox toward the end of its run.

Pitbull: The Only Latino Artist on Forbes’ Hip Hop Cash Kings 2016 List

Pitbull is a cash king

The 35-year-old Cuban American rap superstar ranks at No. 7 on Forbes magazine’s Hip Hop Cash Kings 2016 list with earnings of $20 million. He’s the only Latino to make the Top 10.

Pitbull

Pitbull, who came in at No. 13 on the list last year, saw his earnings increase by $8 million compared to the last reporting period.

In order to be featured, artists’ “pretax income from touring, record sales, streaming, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other business ventures” are reviewed and the list is then compiled.

Pitbull’s earning including lucrative endorsement deals with brands like Playboy and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Forbes reports that Mr. Worldwide endorses more brands than any other Cash King, except Snoop Dogg.

Meanwhile, Diddy holds down the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row.

Take a look at the entire top 10 Hip Hop Cash Kings at Forbes.com.

Diaz Engaged to Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden

Forget My Best Friend’s WeddingCameron Diaz will be heading down the aisle in the near future.

The half-Cuban American actress is engaged to Good Charlotte‘s Benji Madden, according to People.

Cameron Diaz

“It happened a few nights ago,” a Madden pal tells the magazine about the proposal. “All of Benji’s friends are aware and happy for him.”

Spending quality time with Diaz’s family in Florida earlier this year, the rocker went the traditional route when asking for his future wife’s hand in marriage.

“Her mom is a fan of him as well and gave her blessing,” says the pal.

Diaz, who starred opposite Julia Roberts in My Best Friend’s Wedding, started dating the musician in May after Nicole Richie set them up (Richie is married to Madden’s twin brother Joel).

“I approve of anything that’s going to make Benj happy,” Richie told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen in July.

“Since she started dating Benji, Cameron has changed in a very positive way,” a source said earlier this year. “She can’t stop smiling and seems much happier.”

This is the first engagement for Madden, 35, and the second for the Annie star. She was briefly engaged to Jared Leto in 2000 and previously dated Alex Rodriguez, Justin Timberlake, Matt Dillon, Diddy and Edward Norton.

Mars: The World’s Highest-Paid Latino Musician

Bruno Mars is the 60 Million Dollar Man…

The 29-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter raked in $60 million in the last year, earning him a spot on Forbes’ 2014 World’s Highest-Paid Musicians list and making him the world’s highest-paid Latino artist.

Bruno Mars

“I feel like I’m just getting started,” said Bruno Mars, whose earnings last year locked him into a three-way tie with Jay Z and Diddy at No. 12 on the magazine’s annual list. “I haven’t even really scratched the surface yet.”

Mars, who broke viewership records during his halftime performance at this year’s Super Bowl, grossed more than $100 million on his Moonshine Jungle Tour.

Further down the list, the only other Hispanic artist: Jennifer Lopez.

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge comes in at No. 24, tying country singer Jason Aldean with $37 million.

Jenny From the Block” has earned more than divas half her age due to her to the judges’ table on Fox’s reality singing competition, as well as her live shows and lucrative endorsements.

In forming its top 30 list, Forbes considered income from touring, music sales, publishing, merchandise, endorsements and various other ventures based on the June 2013-June 2014 fiscal year.

Here’s a look at the full Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Musicians 2014 list:

  1. Dr. Dre ($620 million)
  2. Beyoncé ($115 million)
  3. The Eagles ($100 million)
  4. Bon Jovi ($82 million)
  5. Bruce Springsteen ($81 million)
  6. Justin Bieber ($80 million)
  7. One Direction ($75 million)
  8. Paul McCartney ($71 million)
  9. Calvin Harris ($66 million)
  10. Toby Keith ($65 million)
  11. Taylor Swift ($64 million)
  12. Jay Z ($60 million)(tie)
  13. Diddy ($60 million)(tie)
  14. Bruno Mars ($60 million)(tie)
  15. Justin Timberlake ($57 million)
  16. Pink ($52 million)
  17. Michael Bublé ($51 million)
  18. Rihanna ($48 million)
  19. Rolling Stones ($47 million)
  20. Roger Waters ($46 million)
  21. Elton John ($45 million)
  22. Kenny Chesney ($44 million)
  23. Katy Perry ($40 million)
  24. Jason Aldean ($37 million)(tie)
  25. Jennifer Lopez ($37 million)(tie)
  26. Miley Cyrus ($36 million)(tie)
  27. Celine Dion ($36 million)(tie)
  28. Muse ($34 million)(tie)
  29. Luke Bryan ($34 million)(tie)
  30. Lady Gaga ($33 million)(tie)
  31. Drake ($33 million)(tie)

Swizz Beatz to Co-Host Alicia Keys’ HIV/AIDS Charity Event Black Ball

Swizz Beatz is helping raising awareness about HIV and AIDS…

The 36-year-old half-Puerto Rican hip-hop artist and record producer is set to co-host his wife Alicia Keys’ annual charity event, which aims to shine a spotlight on HIV and AIDS.

Swizz Beatz

Keys announced Tuesday that her husband will co-host the 11th annual Black Ball alongside Diddy on October 30 at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

Keys, Nas, David Byrne and Angel Haze will perform.

Keep a Child Alive, Keys’ charity launched in 2003, offers assistance to people affected by HIV and AIDS in Africa and India.

Last year’s Black Ball raised $4 million and featured Carole King and Pharrell Williams.