Anitta to Perform at This Year’s Premio Lo Nuestro Awards Show

Anittais readying for a high-profile performance…

The 25-year-old Brazilian singer, a four-time nominee in 2019, is set to perform at this year’s Premio Lo Nuestro awards show.

Anitta

The “Veneno” singer and New Artist of the Yearcontender joins a roster of new additions that includes JBalvinYandelJuanesManáPepe AguilarJoss FavelaNacho, and Zion y Lennox.

Anitta previously took the stage alongside J Balvin at least year’s how, giving a sizzling performance of their hit collaboration “Downtown.”

Marc AnthonyDaddy YankeeNatti NatashaAnuel AA and OzunaThaliaLele PonsFuegoPrince RoyceFarrukoPiso 21IntocableDe La Ghetto, Pedro CapóReikChristian NodalLali and Silvestre Dangondare also confirmed to perform at the annual ceremony.

The awards will be hosted by Maite PerroniAlejandra Espinoza and salsa singer, Victor Manuelle.

The 31st edition of Premio Lo Nuestro will air on Univisionon Thursday, February 21, live from American Airlines Arenain Miami starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.

De La Ghetto Appears on Dillon Francis’ Spanish-Heavy Album “Wut Wut”

De La Ghetto is joining voices with Dillon Francis

The Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer and songwriter, whose real name is Rafael Castillo, appears on the cross-genre electronic producer and DJ’s bilingual, Spanish-heavy full album.

De La Ghetto & Dillon Francis

Francis’ Wut Wutfeatures 11 tracks of Latin in a spectrum of pop palettes, and much like an actual trip to Latin America, it highlights the diversity of the culture within a variety of styles and feelings sure to entertain fans of dance-pop and Latin music alike.

It opens with self-awareness on previously-released single “White Boi.” The song features Colombia’s Lao Ratalking about how she fell in love for this Caucasian dude, and Francis hopes the Spanish-speaking masses will follow suit with the rest of his release.

It continues with a mysterious big of magic on “Esta Noche” with Ximena Sariñana. Francis then puts extra funk on the R&B groove of “No Pare” feat. Yashua from the Dominican Republic, turns up the tropical heat on “Sexo” with Residente and iLe, and hits electric urban notes on “Never Let You Go” that’ll have you calling De La Ghetto Puerto Rico’s answer to The Weeknd.

If you’re looking for something romantic, give “We The Funk” with Fuego a spin. If you want wild-n-crazy classic Francis, head straight to “Look At That Butt” with Jarina De Marco. “Cuando” with noted madman Happy Colors is equally bold with banging bass lines. Things stay heavy with “Ven” feat. Arcángel and Quimico Ultra Mega, get twisted on booty banger “BaBaBa” with Young Ash, and finishes with quite the flourish on horn-heavy “Get It Get It.”

It’s a great mix of Francis’ dance-pop style and Latin rhythms. It’s multi-lingual and certainly influenced by a variety of tempos and feels. It definitely has more of a central character than its predecessor Money Sucks, Friends Rulewhich the producer himself admitted was kind of all over the place. Wut Wut, in that way, it’s very much a matured sound for the producer, but don’t worry, Francis fans. Mostly, it’s just fun.

 

HBO Latino to Air Special “The Juanes Effect: De Canciones y Transformaciones” in May

There’s plenty of cause and effect for Juanes

Following the release of the 44-year-old Colombian singer’s visual album Mis Planes Son Amarte on May 12, HBO Latino will air a special feature with the multiple Latin Grammy winner titled The Juanes Effect: De Canciones y Transformaciones on May 19.

Juanes

The program will include interviews with other artists and producers to “explore the meaning of the Juanes effect, and how his passion for music touches everyone around him.”

The Juanes Effect will be followed by an in-studio concert where the Grammy-winning artist will perform new tracks from the album.

“We are delighted and immensely proud to have Juanes as part of a growing list of top artists featured in our latest HBO Latino Concert event,” HBO’s SVP of Multicultural & International Marketing Lucinda Martinez said in a statement. “This special will truly resonate with Juanes’ extensive fan base, as it sheds an intimate light on his musical journey.”

The special and concert will air on all HBO platforms including HBO Now and HBO Go.

Mis Planes Son Amarte follows Juanes’ Loco de Amor (2014) and focuses on the story of a Colombian astronaut who travels across time in search of true and eternal love. The album’s first single “Fuego” peaked at No. 1 on BillboardLatin Airplay chart earning Juanes’ his 11th No. 1 on the chart.

Juanes Writes First English Song “Goodbye for Now”

Juanes is switching tongues…

The 44-year-old Colombian superstar has written his first English song, “Goodbye for Now,” with the help of PooBear.

Juanes

The track is part of his anticipated visual album, Mis planes son amarte, to be released in the next few months.

“Four or five years ago I started recording in English, but honestly I find it very difficult,” Juanes told The Associated Press in a recent presentation of his new production in New York.

“I did a few experiments and they didn’t come out very well, until finally this time, after several years living here in this country and knowing the language better, I felt more comfortable doing it,” he said.

Last May, Juanes posted on Instagram a black-and-white photo of him with PooBear seemingly working in Los Angeles. “Making magic,” he wrote.

PooBear, the writer behind R&B hits like Usher‘s “Caught Up” and Chris Brown‘s “She Ain’t You, “is an incredible songwriter,” Juanes said. “We sat there and talked about feelings and things and he would choose the right words.”

“To me this is something very hard to do in English,” he said, “but I really had the desire to try.”

The result is “Goodbye For Now,” a piece that fits in the album’s story line about a time traveler astronaut who lands in present time in search of an indigenous goddess who is the love of his life.

“Let’s say goodbye for now/ And go our separate ways/ It hurts down to my soul watching us go/ It will hurt more if we stay,” Juanes sings in his distinctive mix of Colombian rhythms. “Doesn’t mean I don’t love you/ Doesn’t mean you lose my security/ Doesn’t mean you can’t love me/ Doesn’t mean we will never speak.”

Juanes has sung in English in concert – often something by Bob Marley – and at special events like the Eagles tribute (“Hotel California“) and John Lennon‘s 75th Birthday Concert (“Woman“). He also sang in English with Tony Bennett in a duet of “The Shadow of Your Smile” and included the words “It’s Time to Change” in his hit’s “Odio por amor” title and refrain. But “Goodbye For Now” is his first original song recorded entirely in English.

It’s the only English song in Mis planes son amarte, which also features his singles “Fuego” and “Hermosa ingrata.”

Juanes to Perform at This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Juanes is spreading the Peace for a third time…

The 44-year-old Colombian superstar is set to perform at the 23rd annual Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway, on December 11, joining a star-studded lineup including Sting, Halsey and Icona Pop.

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The event is set to take place at Oslo’s Telenor Arena and will be hosted by Conan O’Brien.

“Advocating that all people have a right to live in peace has long been a cornerstone of my music and the work of our foundation, so I’ve been flattered to participate in past Nobel concerts recognizing global leaders pursuing peace across our world,” Juanes said in a statement. “With this year’s award recognizing the efforts of President Santos to bring a lasting peace to my own nation, I am beyond honored to be asked to perform at the ceremony in Oslo once again this year.”

It’s not the first time Juanes has performed at a Nobel Peace Prize concert: The “Fuego” singer performed in 2005 and 2007 for laureates Mohamed ElBaradei and Al Gore.

“Juanes is an old and dear friend to the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, and we are delighted that he will be back on stage this year,” said Olav Njølstad, director of Norway’s The Nobel Institute. “Besides being a brilliant musician he is devoted to charitable work and a strong supporter of the peace process in his home country Colombia. Together with his fabulous band and dancers Juanes will certainly ignite the audience and inject a lot of positive energy into the concert.”

This year’s honorees include Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos and Bob Dylan — who became the first musician to earn the Nobel Prize in literature.

Juanes’ “Fuego” Rises to No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

Juanes is en fuego

The 44-year-old Colombian musician has earned his 11th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart (dated Nov. 12) with his latest single, “Fuego,” soaring 6-1 in its fourth charting week (with a 33 percent rise, to 13.7 million audience impressions in the week ending October 30 according to Nielsen Music).

Juanes

The track takes Airplay Gainer honors there and on the multi-metric Hot Latin Songs chart, where it hops 18-14.

Juanes’ 11 No. 1s on Latin Airplay
Title, Peak date (weeks at No. 1)
“Fotografia,” with Nelly Furtado, July 19, 2003 (five weeks)
“Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor,” Sept. 25, 2004 (12 weeks)
“Volverte A Ver,” Feb. 5, 2005 (three weeks)
“La Camisa Negra,” April 9, 2005 (eight weeks)
“Me Enamora,” Sept. 29, 2007 (20 weeks)
“Gotas De Agua Dulce,” Feb. 23, 2008 (three weeks)
“Yerbatero,” Sept. 4, 2010 (one week)
“La Señal,” May 5, 2012 (one week)
“La Luz,” March 15, 2014 (one week)
“Juntos (Together),” April 18, 2015 (one week)
“Fuego,” Nov. 12, 2016 (one week, so far)

The crowning rise ties Juanes for the fourth-most No. 1s in the chart’s 30-year history. He equals Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Mana and Romeo Santos.

Ahead of them: Carlos Vives (12), Ricky Martin (16) and Enrique Iglesias (28).

“Fuego” is the lead single from Juanes’ upcoming visual album, Mis Planes Son Amarte.

Juanes Teases Upcoming New Single “Fuego”

Juanes is ready to make a fiery return to the music scene…

The 44-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter has shared a teaser of his forthcoming song titled “Fuego” via social media before its debut this Friday (October 7).

Juanes

The preview of his upbeat track is accompanied by an animated image of him and a dog in a space suit, a recurrent theme on his recent social media posts, where he has been seen trying on a couple of space suits and traveling to Mars.

“Fuego” is part of his upcoming visual album Mis Planes Son Amarte.

Juanes & Joan Smalls

Juanes has also shared some behind-the-scenes photos of his new music video, shot in Mexico City and directed by Kacho López, starring Puerto Rican supermodel Joan Smalls.

#FUEGO estreno mundial 7 de octubre. #fuegofuego

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