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.

Maxwell to Perform at the Women’s March on Washington

Maxwell is lending his voice to the latest women’s movement…

The 43-year-old half-Puerto Rican R&B singer will perform at the Women’s March on Washington this weekend.

Maxwell

Organizers of the event announced its performance lineup on Wednesday. Janelle MonaeAngelique Kidjo, Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Indigo GirlsMC Lyte, Samantha Ronson, Toshi Reagon and Emily Wells are also set to perform at Saturday’s march.

“I am honored to join this critical movement to bring justice and equality to all,” Monae said in a statement. “Music has always been a powerful tool for galvanizing unity and I believe that singing and standing together, our voices will be stronger than any force that tries to repress us.”

Organizers say entertainers including QuestloveGrimesNeko CaseRakim and Lila Downs are joining the march’s “artist table” to support the event in the U.S. capital and the 200 planned “sister marches” around the country.

Actress America Ferrera was previously announced as the chair of the artists’ group.

Mars Among Latinos Nominated for O Music Award

If you’re not following Bruno Mars on Twitter, you’re apparently missing out…

The 27-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter is nominated for an O Music Award in the Must Follow Artist on Twitter category. Mars is up against ?uestlove, Frank Ocean, Andrew W.K., Erykah Badu, Grimes, Carrie Brownstein, Solange Knowles, Ryan Adams and Richard Marx.

Bruno Mars

Meanwhile, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato are both nominated in the Fan Army FTW category for their fiercely loyal fans on social media.

Lastly, Mariah Carey has been nominated in the Best Artist Instagram category. She’s up against Pictureplane, Tyler the Creator, Bon Iver and Riff Raff.

Fans can vote for their favorite nominees by logging in to OMusicAwards.com via their Facebook or Twitter accounts. The winners will be announced during a 24-hours live-streamed ceremony beginning on June 19 at 7:00 pm to celebrate and honor innovators in music, culture and technology.

Here’s a complete look at this year’s nominees:

Digital Genius Award :

  • PSY
  • Yoko Ono
  • Will.i.am
  • Trent Reznor
  • Pussy Riot

Best Web-Born Artist:

  • Kitty
  • Baauer
  • FIDLAR
  • Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
  • Angel Haze

Best Music App:

  • Scape
  • Vjayr
  • Timbre
  • CrowdSYNC
  • Jukely

Best Interactive Music Video:

  • “Lost in the Echo”, Linkin Park
  • “Sound and Vision”, Beck feat. Chris Milk
  • “Not The Same”, Tanlines
  • “Fastest Girl in Town”, Miranda Lambert
  • “e.m.-bed.de/d”, Yung Jake

Fan Army FTW:

  • “Aliens”, Tokio Hotel
  • “Glamberts”, Adam Lambert
  • “Sheerios”, Ed Sheeran
  • “Beliebers”, Justin Bieber
  • “Beyhive”, Beyonce Knowles
  • “Lovatics”, Demi Lovato
  • “Echelon”, 30 Seconds to Mars
  • “Selenators”, Selena Gomez
  • “Hustlers”, All Time Low
  • “Task Force”, Lil B

Best Music Hack:

  • Bonhamizer
  • Leap Orchestra
  • Maebe
  • Tweet Concrete
  • Boil the Frog 

Must Follow Artist on Twitter:

  • Bruno Mars
  • ?uestlove
  • Frank Ocean
  • Andrew W.K.
  • Erykah Badu
  • Grimes
  • Carrie Brownstein
  • Solange Knowles
  • Ryan Adams
  • Richard Marx

Best Artist Instagram:

  • Pictureplane
  • Tyler the Creator
  • Bon Iver
  • Mariah Carey
  • Riff Raff

Our Favorite Musical Cat:

  • Lil Bub
  • Keyboard Cat
  • Skifcha The Hipster Dubstep Cat
  • Collective Soul Cat
  • CatCERTO

Too Much Ass for TV (NSFW Music Videos):

  • “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” David Bowie
  • “Valtari” Sigur Ros
  • “Wait” DIIV
  • “Pyramids” Frank Ocean
  • “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke

Make a Band Famous:

  • The So So Glos
  • Chill Moody
  • Syd Arthur
  • Striking Matches
  • Tatiana Owens
  • John & Jacob
  • Shy Glizzy
  • Fallulah
  • The Future
  • Darling Parade

Next Big Scene:

  • PostDubStep
  • CloudRap
  • Beats
  • #Seapunk
  • Vaporwave

Analog Genius Award:

  • Jack White
  • Beck
  • Neil Young
  • Shone

Most Inspiring Fan Outreach:

  • Dan Deacon
  • Avicii x You
  • Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir
  • Alicia Keys

The “Friday, Friday” Award:

  • Harlem Shake (the faux dance)
  • Flash Mobs
  • Goats Yelling Like Humans in Music Videos
  • Twerking
  • Lip Dubs