Lola Ponce to Perform for AC Milan & Roc Nation’s Virtual Live Tribute Concert

Lola Ponceis honoring Italy’s frontliners…

Italian soccer club AC Milan and Roc Nation have joined forces to stage a virtual live event on Sunday, featuring the 37-year-old Argentine-Italian singer/songwriter and actress.

Lola Ponce

Headlined by Alicia Keys, the concert will pay tribute to workers fighting the coronaviruspandemic in Italy and beyond.

Funds raised through the event will benefit global humanitarian aid organization Direct Reliefand AC Milan’s philanthropic foundation.

Viewers will be able to donate via the “From Milan with Love” fundraising site and AC Milan’s Facebook page.

The hour-long tribute is scheduled for Sunday at 9:00 pm (1900 GMT) and will be hosted by Grammy-winning producer DJ Khaled and Italian TV presenter Diletta Leotta.

In addition to Ponce and Keys, other performers include Kelly RowlandRobin ThickeGavin Rossdale and Chris Traynor of Bush, and Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons.

“This crisis has presented unprecedented challenges for all of us, but the contribution that these key workers have made is humbling, inspiring and will never be forgotten,” Milan chief executive Ivan Gazid is said. “The participation of such an amazing array of talent in this event will provide a fitting tribute to them and I hope will help to spread a message of hope and optimism during this difficult period.”

Milan’s last Serie Agame was on March 8 before the league was suspended.

More than 27,000 people are known to have died from coronavirus in Italy. However, the number of daily new cases of COVID-19, as well as the fatalities, have steadily declined, and the country is set to ease lockdown measures on Monday, allowing individuals to practice sport outdoors.

Cardi B to Perform at the VEWTOPIA Music Festival During Super Bowl Week

Cardi Bis headed to Miami for the Super Bowl festivities…

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar will perform at the VEWTOPIA Music Festival during Super Bowl week in Miami, VEW Live! has confirmed.

Cardi B

Cardi B joins a lineup that includes Chris BrownMigosDaBabyNicky JamDJ KhaledGunnaMegan Thee StallionBurna BoyRemaAlex SensationJeremihTy Dolla $ignKoffeeDaniLeighSatoriShenseeaAfro BKid CapriSquashSafaree and Kali Cass.

VEW Live! announced in December that the acts will make up the inaugural VEWTOPIA Music Festival, which takes place January 31-February 1 at Marlins Park.

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Super Bowl 54 will take place on February 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Shakira and Jennifer Lopez will headline the halftime show.

J Balvin Collaborating with DJ Khaled on New Music

J Balvin is expanding his list of high-profile collaborations…

DJ Khaled has been teasing his highly anticipated Father of Asahd album, which is slated for release this year, and it appears he has something in the works with the 33-year-old Colombian reggaeton superstar.

J Balvin & DJ Khaled

J Balvin and DJ Khaled posted clips together to their social media accounts over the weekend, as they were surrounded by friends and family while enjoying a relaxing day on the Ridinger family’s Utopia IVyacht sailing off the coast of Miami. 

“Sunday vibes wit @jbalvin FATHER OF ASAHD,” Khaled captioned the photo, which has the duo posing in coordinating pastel shirts. “Bless up @jbalvin top secert alert.”J Balvin returned the favor with a post of his own alongside DJ Khaled. “Siempre agradecido, siempre la luz sobre nosotros 

Cardi B Teaming Up with DJ Khaled for Her First Post-Grammys Collaboration

Cardi Bisn’t slowing down post-Grammys

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation, who became the first solo female artist to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album for her debut album Invasion of Privacy, is working with DJ Khaled.

Cardi B & DJ Khaled

The producer took to Instagram to upload one of his characteristically inspirational clips on set of a music video, shooting down haters who “said I couldn’t get Cardi B on my album.”

“Who the f— said that?” Cardi B is heard exclaiming next to him, before Khaled turns the camera to her. “They said ‘cause you won a Grammy, I can’t get you on my album,” Khaled explains, to which the rapper replied, “Who said that? This is right after the Grammys.”

Though no song title or release date was revealed, the tune will likely appear on DJ Khaled’s upcoming album, Father of Asahd, which he said in the caption is coming sometime this year. 

Jennifer Lopez: The Highest Paid Latina in Music

Jennifer Lopez is bringing in the dinero

Forbes magazine has unveiled its Highest-Paid Women in Music list for 2018, with the 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar claiming a spot in the Top 10.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, the only Latina to make the list, comes in at No. 7 with earnings of $47 million between June 2017 and June 2018.

J.Lo released her new single “Dinero” with DJ Khaled and Cardi B in May, an appropriate title given that her earnings increased 24% year-over-year. She added to her total with a lucrative Las Vegas residency, a bevy of endorsements and television shows including World of Dance.

Here’s the complete list:

1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
4. Pink ($52 million)
5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)
8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)
9. Celine Dion ($31 million)
10. Britney Spears ($30 million)

Jennifer Lopez Earns Ninth No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Dinero”

Jennifer Lopez is making bank at the top of the charts…

The 49-year-old Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate’s single “Dinero,” featuring Cardi B and DJ Khaled, vaults 13-1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart dated October 13.

Jennifer Lopez

The surge is due mainly to a 56 percent boost in audience (to 12.41 million) in the week ending October 7, according to Nielsen Music.

Lopez notches her ninth No. 1, four of which came in 2018. For DJ Khaled, who secured his first chart entry in 2017, “Dinero” marks his first chart leader, while Cardi B scores a second No. 1.

Jennifer Lopez’s Music Sees Significant Sales Gain Following Her Performance at the MTV Video Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is making dinero after the MTV VMAs

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards yielded significant sales gains for the songs performed on the August 20 broadcast, according to Nielsen Music, including the music of the 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar.

Jennifer Lopez

In the week ending August 23, the collected tunes performed on the show — excluding recently released tracks — earned a 41 percent sales gain in download sales in the U.S., rising to 112,000 sold (up from 79,000 in the frame ending Aug. 16).

JLo was a big winner, courtesy of her 10-minute medley of hits. The recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award (as well as Best Collaboration for “Dinero,” featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B) treated the audience to a lavish 12-song performance. The dozen tunes collectively earned a 150 percent sales increase (rising to 13,000 sold – up from 5,000).

Some of the new and developing acts that MTV showcased during the broadcast in shorter performances (as part of their Push Artist to Watch performance slots) also cashed in. Jessie Reyez’s “Apple Juice” scored a 753 percent sales gain, climbing to a little more than a 1,000 sold (up from a negligible figure), Hayley Kiyoko’s “Curious” jumped 181 percent (to a little less than 1,000) and Bazzi’s “Beautiful” bounced up 27 percent (to 5,000).

Cardi B’s “I Like It” Reaches No. 1 on the Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs Airplay Chart

Cardi B is replacing herself at the top of the charts…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American has replaced herself in the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs airplay chart as “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny and J. Balvin, replaces “Be Careful.”

Cardi B

The new leader rises 3-1 with a 19 percent increase in airplay in the week ending July 8, according to Nielsen Music.

With her achievement, Cardi B is the first act to replace herself at No. 1 since Rihanna, who completed the feat via featured roles on DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” (also featuring Bryson Tiller) and Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty.”

The former reigned for nine weeks before ceding pole position to the latter on Sept. 30, 2017.

Among artists in lead roles, the last act to pull a double domination was also Rihanna, back on Christmas Day in 2010. On the chart dated December 25, 2010, her “Only Girl (In the World)” surrendered the top rank to “What’s My Name,” featuring Drake, which rang up the first of nine weeks in charge.

As “I Like It” ascends, Cardi B claims her fifth No. 1 on the list, following her “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” (four weeks), a featured turn on G-Eazy’s “No Limit” (two weeks), “Finesse,” a collaboration with Bruno Mars (two weeks), and “Be Careful” (one week).

Bad Bunny, meanwhile, grabs his first No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs, as does J. Balvin, who previously maxed out at No. 2 with “Mi Gente,” alongside Willy William and featuring Beyoncé.

Cardi B Releases Sizzlin’ Music Video for “I Like It,” Featuring Bad Bunny & J Balvin

Cardi B is rockin’ in the tropics…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation has released the official music video her Latin-influenced track “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin.

Cardi B

Dressed in a bright yellow ruffled skirt, beaded tank and bold head wrap, Cardi B strolls through a tropical paradise, as she dances in front of a bubblegum pink wall and meets the local residents.

“They call me Cardi Bardi, banging body/Spicy mami, hot tamale/Hotter than a Somali, fur coat, Ferrari,” Cardi raps in her signature lively flow.

In another scene, Cardi B joins Bad Bunny, and later J Balvin, who rap over the boogaloo beat during their island fiesta.

“I Like It” follows Cardi’ Bs recent stream of music videos, including “Be Careful” and her Jennifer Lopez-collaboration “Dinero,” which also features DJ Khaled.

Cardi B’s track reworks the classic “I Like It Like That,” originally performed by Pete Rodriguez in 1967 and taken to No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997 (titled “I Like It“) by The Blackout Allstars.

Zuleyka Rivera to Perform at This Year’s Grammy Awards

Zuleyka Rivera is ready for music’s biggest night…

The 30-year-old Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe will perform at this year’s Grammy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, January 28.

Zuleyka Rivera

Rivera is featured in the music video for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s global smash, “Despacito.”

After completing her commitment as Miss Universe, Rivera studied acting in New York. Eventually, she snagged parts on a whole slew of Televisa soap operas in Mexico, including playing the part of the main villain in 2014’s Cosita LindaCurrently, she’s based in Miami where she’s a special guest/host on Latin shows such as Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Dia and Univision’s Despierta America.

Rivera joins a roster of performers that includes Alessia Cara, Bruno Mars and Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, DJ Khaled with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, Luis FonsiLady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, and more.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, January 28 at 7:30 pm EST.