J Balvin Discusses Artist Fernando Botero’s ’20 de Julio’ as Part of Google Arts & Culture’s Art Zoom Series

J Balvin is offering up a virtual art lesson…

The 35-year-old Colombian singer is lending his voice as a narrator for the second installation of Google Arts & Culture‘s Art Zoom series.

Balvin joins a roster of participating artists that includes

J Balvin

Grimes, FKA twigsTWICE‘s Chaeyoung, Ellie Goulding and The 1975‘s Matty Healy.

Fans can embark on a different kind of tour with their favorite artists telling the stories behind the world’s most famous masterpieces. And by using Google’s giga-pixel Art Camera, they can zoom in on any artwork with brushstroke-level detail.you can check here art related information

The new Art Zoom series features the Renaissance works coming out of Europe, with Grimes’ lively exploration of Pieter Bruegel the Elder‘s apocalyptic The Fall of Rebel Angels. Meanwhile, MAGDALENEsinger FKA twigs appropriately presents Artemisia Gentileschi’s Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy.

Balvin reminisces on the chaos and hope inColombian figurative artist and sculptor Fernando Botero’s 20 de Julio. His signature style, also known as “Boterismo“, depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece.

Mariah Carey Masters Bottle Cap Challenge Using Only Her Voice

Mariah Carey isn’t just busting out notes… She’s also busting off bottle caps!

The 49-year-old half-Venezuelan American chanteuse has magically mastered the Bottle Cap Challengeusing only her voice.   

Mariah Carey

Carey posted a video on social media over the weekend where she jokingly spins the cap right off a bottle with one of her signature high-pitched notes.   

“Challenge accepted! #bottlecapchallenge,” she captioned the clip.   

The viral challenge, which has been going on for about a month, requires participants to untwist a cap using only just a spin kick without touching any other part of the bottle. 

The astonishing feat didn’t go unnoticed by Carey’s millions o fInstagram followers. Ex-husband Nick Cannon commented that the stunt was “Hilarious!” while Rita Ora noted, “You win hands down.” Katharine McPhee chimed in, writing, “Girl all the bottle caps in my room just popped off while watching this ———-.”

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Carey isn’t the only musical artist to take on the Bottle Cap Challenge. Justin Bieber ,John MayerDiploEllie Goulding and Blake Shelton, among others, have also hilariously taken it on. 

Pitbull to Take Part in Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series

Pitbull is ready for an early morning concert…

Good Morning America announced the lineup for its annual Summer Concert Series, with the38-year-oldCuban American rap superstar set to participate.

Pitbull

Pitbull, who recently launched his latest single “No Lo Trates” with Natti Natashaand Daddy Yankee, will appear on the ABC morning show on August 2.

In addition to Pitbull, the A-list roster includes K-popsuperstars BTS, who will get the party started on May 15, warming up the Rumsey Playfieldstage in New York’s Central Park, which will host a free show every Friday during GMA’s 7-9 a.m. broadcast.

The rest of the summer will be filled by a roster of pop, rock, country, Latin and hip-hop stars, including HozierCiaraEllie GouldingBastilleChance the RapperKane BrownKeith Urban and many more.

Click here for information on who to attend the shows.

Here’s the full lineup:

May 15 – BTS
May 24 – Hozier
May 31 – Ciara
June 7 – Alessia Cara (in-studio)
June 14 – Ellie Goulding
June 21 – Bastille
June 28 – Adam Lambert
July 5 – Sabrina Carpenter
July 12 – The Struts
July 19 – Blink-182
July 26 – Lady Antebellum
Aug. 2 – Pitbull
Aug. 9 – Keith Urban
Aug. 16 – Chance the Rapper
Aug. 23 – French Montana
Aug. 30 – Kane Brown & Marshmello

Sabrina Claudio Appears on the Official Soundtrack for “Fifty Shades Freed”

Prepare for fifty shades of Sabrina Claudio

The 21-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American singer-songwriter appears on the official soundtrack for Fifty Shades Freed, singing in English and Spanish.

Sabrina Claudio

Claudio, who was named Apple Music’s Up Next artist in October, performs the single “Cross Your Mind” and its Spanish version.

But Claudio isn’t the only Latina appearing on the official soundtrack, a 22-song compilation.

Jessie Reyez joins voices with Black Atlass on the single “Sacrifice.”

Claudio and Reyez join an all-star roster that includes Sia, Ellie Goulding, Hailee Steinfeld and Miike Snow.

The soundtrack is kicked off by Liam Payne and Rita Ora’s lead number “For You,” which arrived last Friday.

The Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack will be released on February 9.

Its predecessor, the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Darker, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last February.

The forthcoming film, the final in the Fifty Shades trilogy, also hits theaters on February 9.

Here’s the full track list:

‘Fifty Shades Freed Official Soundtrack’ Tracklisting:

  1. Capital Letters – Hailee Steinfeld x BloodPop®
  2. For You (Fifty Shades Freed) – Liam Payne & Rita Ora
  3. Sacrifice – Black Atlass featuring Jessie Reyez
  4. High – Whethan & Dua Lipa
  5. Heaven – Julia Michaels
  6. Big Spender – Kiana Ledé featuring Prince Charlez
  7. Never Tear Us Apart – Bishop Briggs
  8. The Wolf – The Spencer Lee Band
  9. Are You – Julia Michaels
  10. Cross Your Mind – Sabrina Claudio
  11. Change Your Mind – Miike Snow
  12. Come On Back – Shungudzo
  13. I Got You (I Feel Good) – Jessie J
  14. Ta Meilleure Ennemie (Pearls) – Samantha Gongol (of Marian Hill) featuring Juliette Armanet
  15. Deer in Headlights – Sia
  16. Diddy Bop – Jacob Banks & Louis the Child
  17. Love Me Like You Do (Fifty Shades Freed Version) – Ellie Goulding
  18. Freed – Danny Elfman
  19. Seeing Red – Danny Elfman
  20. Maybe I’m Amazed – Jamie Dornan [Bonus Track]
  21. Cross Your Mind (Spanish Version – Sabrina Claudio [Bonus Track]
  22. Pearls – Samantha Gongol (of Marian Hill) [Bonus Track]

Gomez to Headline This Year’s Global Citizen Festival

Selena Gomez is a global citizen

The 24-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress has been named one of the headline acts at this year’s Global Citizen Festival.

Selena Gomez

The annual free-ticketed event, which is held on the Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park, will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

In addition to Gomez, other headliners include Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Metallica.

The Festival will harness actions from millions of Global Citizens around the world to hold world leaders accountable to the progress made toward achieving the Global Goals set out by the United Nations last year.

Special guest performers include Usher, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Ellie Goulding, Yandel, and Yusuf/Cat Stevens.

Hosts for this year’s festival include Chelsea Handler, Deborra-lee & Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek Pinault and Seth Meyers.

Since 2012, more than six million actions from Global Citizens have led world leaders to enact policy changes and commit significant resources to issues of girls and women’s equality, education, health, water and sanitation, environment, finance and innovation, and food and hunger. These financial and policy commitments and announcements are set to affect the lives of up to 656 million people.

“I couldn’t be more honored to participate in the Global Citizen Festival as it continues to help solve important issues around the world. I am particularly proud to be involved this year as the focus is on education. As an artist with many young fans, I believe everyone has the right to an education,” said Gomez.

A live simulcast of the full concert will air on MSNBC and MSNBC.com.

Global Citizens can earn their admission to the free-ticketed Festival by joining the social action platform at globalcitizenfestival.com. Ticket draws will occur throughout the summer and fans will be notified via Global Citizen when they have been selected. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be available for purchase through Ticketmaster starting on Thursday, July 28th.

Gomez to Perform at KIIS FM’s 2015 Jingle Ball

(Jingle) balls will be ringing for Selena Gomez this holiday season.

Los Angeles’ KIIS FM has officially revealed the lineup for the radio station’s edition of Jingle Ball 2015, with the 23-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress making the list.

Selena Gomez

Gomez will be using her appearance to promote her latest studio album, Revival, which will be released this week.

It’ll be Gomez’s third appearance at Jingle Ball. She first performed with her former band The Scene in 2010. She performed as a solo artist in 2013.

In addition to Gomez, the lineup includes One Direction, The Weeknd, 5 Seconds of Summer, Zedd and Ellie Goulding, along wth newcomers like Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld and Joe Jonas’ DNCE.

Presented by Capitol One, the show hits the Staples Center on December 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale October 12 at 10 am PT, but Capitol One cardholders can snag tickets on Tuesday at 10 am PT.

$1 from each ticket goes to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

Mars to Headline London’s and Birmingham’s Wireless Festival This Summer

Bruno Mars is going wireless in the U.K.

The 28-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, who logged record numbers during his critically acclaimed Super Bowl Halftime Show last month, will take the stage at London’s and Birmingham’s Wireless Festival this summer.

Bruno Mars

Live Nation has confirmed that Mars, Kanye West and Drake will serve as headliners, with OutKast, Pharrell Williams, Rudimental, Basement Jaxx and Ellie Goulding also performing.

Other musicians joining the lineup of the Live Nation-organized event include Robin Thicke, Tinie Tempah and Sean Paul, as well as Naughty Boy, Labrinth, Kid Ink, Wilkinson, Meridian Dan, Lizzo, Jon Bellion, Schoolboy Q, Javeon, Elli Ingram, Blonde, Rixton, Alec Benjamin, Say Lou Lou, Sinead Harnett, Indiana, All About She, Tori Kelly and Sasha Keable.

The 10th annual Wireless Festival will take place for the first time at London’s Finsbury Park and Birmingham’s Perry Park July 4-July 6.

West will headline Friday’s London lineup and Sunday’s Birmingham roster, while Mars will be the headline act in Birmingham Saturday and London Sunday. Drake headlines the two remaining gigs.

Last year’s Wireless Festival was headlined by Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake at London’s Olympic Park.

Tribeca Film Festival Launches Music Film Challenge Using Blacc’s “Ticking Bomb” Track

Here’s your chance to create a special music video for one of Aloe Blacc’s songs.

The Tribeca Film Festival has launched a music film challenge, in which content creators and storytellers can create interactive music videos for songs by the 35-year-old Panamanian American singer, Ellie Goulding and Damon Albarn.

Aloe Blacc

The winning project for each artist will be screened at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place from April 16 to 27.

Starting Tuesday, participants can go to genero.tv/Tribeca to create a music video set to a song by one of the three artists, using Interlude‘s self-service interface Treehouse.

Filmmakers can select from Blacc’s “Ticking Bomb,” Albarn’s “Heavy Seas of Love” and Goulding’s “Dead in the Water.”

Submissions are due by March 27. A jury will then select finalists for each of the three songs, with the artists helping to select the winners.

The winning filmmakers will receive $10,000 each and a trip to attend the Tribeca Film Festival.

“New technologies are unlocking a world of storytelling opportunities for filmmakers to captivate, engage, and entertain audiences,” Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal said in a statement. “We are always looking for ways to introduce new technology to the filmmaking community at the Festival.”

Blacc, who provided vocals for Avicii‘s “Wake Me Up” added: “I’m excited to see how ‘Ticking Bomb’ is interpreted by Genero‘s community of directors. Whilst the song is meant to shed light on an issue close to my heart, I’m interested to see how the song inspires and translates through Genero’s community. I’m definitely not expecting videos that offer a literal interpretation of the lyrics, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with!”

Genero.tv connects musicians with a global community of more than 250,000 filmmakers, providing a platform for artists to find video directors.

The Genero community has created more than 5,000 videos, including official clips for Moby, M83, James Brown, Muse, John Mayer, Duran Duran, David Bowie, David Guetta, Passion Pit and Linkin Park.

The finalists’ films will be showcased during the Tribeca Online Festival and displayed throughout Festival venues and lounges via interactive kiosks.

Gomez Among the Artists Featured on “PopLove 2 (2013)” Mashup

Selena Gomez breaks it down and drops it low in the latest mashup of last year’s most dancetastic songs…

A snippet of the 21-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress’ song “Slow Down,” from her chart-topping album Stars Dance, is featured in Robin Skouteris’ “PopLove 2 (2013),” the ultimate mix of the past year.

PopLove 2 (2013)

But Gomez isn’t the only Latino/a artist featured in the nearly ten-minute long mashup.

Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” and Pitbull’s collaboration with Ke$ha “Timber” are among the tracks featured in the entertaining mega-mix.

“I mixed 56 hits I liked this year and here is the result,” writes the remixer/DJ on his Facebook page.

Other artists featured include Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding.

Click here to see Skouteris’ “PopLove (2012)” mashup.

Lopez to Perform at London’s “Sound of Change Live” Concert

Jennifer Lopez will be singing for change this weekend…

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress will be lending her support to the Sound of Change Live global concert, which will be broadcast live from London on Saturday, June 1.

Jennifer Lopez

No word on what songs Lopez will perform at the concert event, which aims to raise funds for over a hundred worldwide projects that support women and girls.

A billion people are expected to watch the concert, which is taking place from Twickenham sports stadium and will be broadcast to 150 countries.

Along with Lopez, the list of performers include Beyonce, Florence + the Machine, Ellie Goulding and Timbaland.

Meanwhile, Madonna will lead an international presenters lineup that includes Jessica Chastain, James Franco and Freida Pinto.

“Sixty percent of the children in the world not in school are girls,” Madonna said in a statement picked up by Reuters. “Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate are women. I do not accept this. We need to change this and we will change this.”

The concert was organized by the Chime for Change campaign, which was started by Gucci.

 

NBC will broadcast parts of the concert on Sunday, June 2 from 9:00 – 11:00 PM ET.