Cardi B Hard at Work on New Album, Jokes She’ll Name It “Tiger Woods”

Cardi B’s next album could be a real eagle, or at least a birdie… 

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation  teased fans about her sophomore album plans during an Instagram Live session Thursday morning.

Cardi B

“Everything that I’m working on right now is straight to my album. Straight to my album,” she said, while having her eyeliner done in the car. “And I think I’m gonna name my album Tiger Woods. I think I’ma name my album Tiger Woods ‘cause remember when everybody was talking shit on Tiger Woods and then he fucking came and won that green jacket? That’s what I’ma name my album.”

Cardi B is referring to the star golfer who won his first major tournament since 2008 earlier this year at the Masters, after extramarital affairs and a slew of knee and back injuries nearly derailed his entire career. 

Cardi B has remained hard at work completing the anticipated follow-up to her Grammy-winning hit Invasion of Privacy

She released one single this year, “Press,” but has delivered on several features alongside Ed Sheeran and Camila CabelloPost Maloneand French MontanaBruno Mars, and Lil Nas X.

Becky G to Serve as Co-Host at This Year’s Global Citizen Festival

Becky G is thinking globally…

The 22-year-old Mexican American singer/rapper and actress will serve as a co-host at this year’s Global Citizen Festival, taking place on September 28 at Central Parkin New York City.

Becky G

The event has been held in New York every year since 2012, and calls on music fans to take action on a number of important issues to earn tickets to the show. 

Global Citizen, a social advocacy group, hosts the festival to drive action toward its goal to end extreme poverty by 2030.

This year, Global Citizens are urged to pressure decision-makers to help end child marriage, support family planning, promote women’s entrepreneurship and shine a light on workplace safety.

In addition to Becky G, this year’s co-host roster includes Connie BrittonNina DobrevDakota JohnsonBecky Lynch,Aasif MandviBridget MoynahanKal Penn,Erin RichardsSeth Rollinsand Savannah Seller.

The lineup of performers includes David Gray, NCT 127Queen + Adam LambertPharrell WilliamsAlicia KeysOneRepublicH.E.R., and Carole King, with special guests French MontanaBen Platt, and Jon Batiste & Stay Human.

For the sixth straight year, MSNBCand Comcast NBCUniversalwill air a live simulcast of the event on MSNBC, and Ken Ehrlichand Live Nation will produce.

The festival will also be livestreamed on YouTubeand Twitter

Jennifer Lopez Notches 17th No. 1 Song on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart with “Medicine”

Jennifer Lopez is on a Medicine-fueled high…

The 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has notched her 17th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart with “Medicine,” featuring fellow Bronx native, French Montana.

Jennifer Lopez

The electric single is just one of the many party starters nestled inside of J.Lo‘s seamless catalog. 

Though her resume also boasts such Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s as “I’m Real” and “If You Had My Love,” Lopez humbly understands what No. 17 means to her career, especially in the competitive realm of dance music.

“You know, for me, because I’m a dancer — because I started that way since I loved dancing in clubs and that’s how I started — it’s very special to me, that part of my life,” she tells Billboard. “That’s kind of what molded me and shaped me into being the performer that you see out there today. So to have dance No. 1’s is like, ‘Yeah, those songs were hot.’ That’s where people who dance, that’s where people who live music really live. Yeah, so, it’s an amazing thing to be able to have that.”

Jennifer Lopez Releases New Single “Medicine,” featuring French Montana

Jennifer Lopezis playing doctor, of sort…

The 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has joined voices with French Montana on her latest single “Medicine.” 

Jennifer Lopez

The horn-tinged track premiered via Beats 1 on Wednesday afternoon (April 3) alongside an in-depth conversation between Jenny From the Block and Ebro Darden.

J.Loinitially let fans in on the plan for her next musical endeavor late last month, and the uptempo bop arrived just about two weeks later. 

The multi-hyphenate delivers an earworm of a chorus that’s perfect for listeners to bust a move to. 

“Think you need some medicine/ I can be your medicine, yeah/ Think you need some medicine/ Give you a taste of what you give out,” she passionately sings.

During Lopez’s chat with Ebro on Beats 1, the pair touched on the upcoming “Medicine” video, balancing music with her other business ventures, some throwbacks that inspired her teenage years, the highly anticipated It’s My Party Tour, which kicks off on June 7 in Los Angeles, and much more.

https://youtu.be/GUTD7B_rDIw

No matter where J.Lo’s journey takes her, she will always feel the most at home when performing her music. 

“That was my first love. That was where I felt the most alive. Still to this day, the place I feel the most alive,” she explained. “As much as I enjoy doing everything that I do, the most love I feel is when I’m performing my music in front of people. For me, that’s where I feel the most at home.”

Jennifer Lopez to Release New Single “Medicine,” Featuring French Montana

Jennifer Lopezisn’t letting her engagement keep her from her music…

The 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar is set to release a new single.

Jennifer Lopez

J.Lohas revealed her latest collaboration with French Montana, “Medicine,” is on the way. 

“Wish I could give you guys a taste of my new single, Medicine, ft. @frenchmontana,” Lopez shared on her social media accounts. “I CAN’T WAIT for you guys to hear it.”

In addition to spilling the beans, J.Lo gave fans an opportunity to listen to the song first by pre-saving it here.

The cover art shows an up-close photo of Lopez’s face, half-covered by a bedazzled mask with other faces.

Lopez previously joined voices with French Montana on the single, “I Luh Ya Papi,” which reached the No. 5 spot on Billboard’s Dance Club Songschart.

Maluma Releases Short Film “X (The Film)” Featuring Three New Songs

X marks the spot for Maluma

The 23-year-old Colombian singer has kicked off the holiday season with a special gift for his fans — a short film featuring three new tracks.

Maluma

X (The Film)” includes “GPS,” a trap track featuring French Montana. The extended music video also debuts “Vitamina” with Arcangel, and “23.”

Bad Bunny is among the guest artists who make cameos in “X.”

The 26-minute clip takes place in Medellín, Maluma’s hometown. It centers on the story of Juan Luis, who struggles to rise up and realize his dream of becoming a music star.

Fabolous Releasing His Collaborative Album with Jadakiss, Friday on Elm Street, on Black Friday

Fabolous is ready for Black Friday… 

The 39-year-old half-Dominican American hip-hop singer and Jadakiss will release their highly anticipated new project, Friday on Elm Street, will be released on Black Friday (November 24).

Fabolous & Jadakiss

Fabolous and Jadakiss have been teasing fans with their collaborative Freddy vs. Jason project for years.

The duo have even shared the artwork for the project, which features an image of a fire burning in a gloomy, dark woods.

Aside from the Future-assisted “Stand Up,” the New York duo didn’t stray too far from their native hometown for the features on the album and recruited the likes of Teyana TaylorFrench MontanaSwizz Beatz and Styles P — all of whom share the duo’s New York roots. The project also features a remix of “Stand Up” with southern rhymers Yo Gotti and Jeezy.

At a recent listening party for Friday on Elm Street, Fabolous and Jadakiss teased that they’re already planning to take their project on the road, but just haven’t figured out tour dates yet.

Here’s the tracklist for Friday on Elm Street:

  1. F Vs. J Intro
  2. Stand Up” ft. Future
  3. Theme Music” Feat. Swizz Beatz
  4. Ground Up
  5. Soul Food
  6. Principles
  7. Talk About It ft. Teyana Taylor
  8. All About It ft. French Montana
  9. I Pray Feat. Swizz Beatz
  10. Ice Pick ft. Styles P
  11. Nightmares Ain’t As Bad
  12. Stand Up (Remix) ft. Future, Yo Gotti and Jeezy

Jennifer Lopez to Perform at Calibash 2018

Jennifer Lopez will be bashful next year…

The 48-year-old Puerto Rican superstar will perform at the 11th annual mega concert Calibash when it returns to the Staples Center on January 20, 2018, as announced by Los Angeles party station Mega 96.3FM.

Jennifer Lopez

Touted as the largest Latin concert in LA, Calibash celebrates the best in hip-hop, urban, tropical, pop and R&B with some of the industry’s top performers and recording artists.

Previous showstoppers include Chris BrownDon OmarDaddy YankeeJustin Bieber and Pitbull. This year’s star-studded lineup promises to continue a tradition of bringing down the house, combining a bevy of veteran entertainers and freshmen heavy hitters.

In addition to Lopez, the 2018 Calibash lineup includes J Balvin, Wisin y YandelBad BunnyOzunaBecky GNatti Natasha and French Montana.

“The 2018 Calibash is a one-of-a-kind celebration that showcases the wide variety of Latin Urban music we play every day on our top Hispanic millennial station in Los Angeles Mega 96.3FM,” Alessandra Alarcón SBS West Coast said in a statement. “In 11 years, the festival has exceeded even our own expectations. We’re thrilled to be returning to the Staples Center for the 2018 Calibash. It promises to be a can’t-miss night.”

Tickets are officially on sale. For more information, visit here.

 

Bad Bunny to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammys

Bad Bunny is ready to take the stage at this year’s Latin Grammys

The 23-year-old Puerto Rican Latin hip-hop/trap singer and rapper, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, is set to perform at this year’s awards show, airing live on November 16.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny, a nominee this year, joins a roster of performers that includes J Balvin, Flor De Toloache, Luis Fonsi, Juanes, Mon Laferte, Natalia Lafourcade, Maluma, Residente and Sofía Reyes.

Also slated to perform is person of the year honoree Alejandro Sanz and guest artists Steve Aoki, Alessia Cara, Logic and French Montana.

The Latin Grammys will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air live on Univision, as well as around the world.

Jaime Camil and Roselyn Sanchez will host this year’s awards show.

The announced performers include the top nominees this year. Residente leads with nine — including record, album and song of year — while Maluma has seven, including three for record of the year. Juanes and Mon Laferte have five nominations each.

Fifth Harmony Releases Remix of “He Like That,” Featuring French Montana

Lauren Jauregui and Ally Brooke Hernandez are giving fans a French remix…

French Montana, that is.

Fifth Harmony

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony group mates have released a remix of “He Like That,” featuring the rapper.

French Montana bounces all around the song’s bubbling bass line with double-time bars including:

“Montana, you know what it is when you hear that haaa/ Bang, bang, bang, bang/ Hold up, rang rang, go watch chain gang/ My story change lanes (skrrt skrrt)/ Bring four girls, I’m up for a challenge (skrrt skrrt)/ French vanilla, keep your balance/ I lost my check and time, my flight lands at nine/ Your flight lands at eight, my game just rewind.”

You can download the remix of the most recent single off the band’s self-titled album here.