6ix9ine Celebrates Freedom From House Arrest by Releasing Video for New Single “Punani”

6ix9ine is officially free… and, he’s celebrating with new music.

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican & Mexican American rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, celebrated his freedom from house arrest on Sunday by releasing a wild, doughnut-spinning music video for his new track “Punani.”

Tekashi 6ix9ine

“IM FREE !!” the rainbow-haired rapper wrote on Instagram. “WHO SAID WE AINT OUTSIDEEEEEE … BROOKLYN THIS MY TOWN NEW YORK THIS MY CITYYYY YOU HEAR ME!?!?! KING OF F–ING NEW YORK YA COULD NEVA DO WHAT I DID AND BE OUTSIDE DUMMY!”

Coming in just under two minutes long, the “Punani” video — filmed, edited and uploaded to YouTube just hours after his house arrest was lifted — finds 6ix9ine and his large entourage stomping through the streets of Brooklyn, celebrating the rapper’s new freedom.

Standout moments from the clip include 6ix9ine lounging on the windshield of a Lamborghini zooming down a bridge, a mysterious bandage on the rapper’s neck, doughnut spins galore, and 6ix9ine sipping on his first cup of coffee outside of house arrest — a McCafé.

6ix9ine caught a break earlier this year when a New York judge granted him a compassionate release in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

But 6ix9ine’s four months of house arrest didn’t stop him from staying musically active. During that time, the rapper recorded and released several new songs and videos, including “Trollz” with Nicki Minaj, which earned 6ix9ine his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Rosalía Makes First Chart Visit on Billboard Hot 100 with Travis Scott Collaboration, “TKN”

It’s a special first for Rosalía

The 26-year-old Grammy-winning Spanish singer has notched her first chart visit on the Billboard Hot 100, as her Travis Scott collaboration “TKN” arrives at No. 66 on the all-genre chart dated June 13.

Rosalia

Additionally, Rosalia and Scott’s new single debuts at No. 2 on the Hot Latin Songs chart.

The dembow-infused tune with a trap beat was co-produced by both acts with El GuinchoSky RompiendoTainy and Teo Halm. It was released May 28 via Columbia Records.

“TKN” lands on both charts mostly on the strength of streaming activity. The bilingual track collected 7.3 million U.S. clicks in the week ending June 4, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, which yields a No. 1 debut on the Latin Streaming Songs chart.

“TKN” also registered 5,000 downloads in the week ending May 4, and debuts at No. 1 on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart. It’s the second No. 1 for Rosalia on that list, and first for Scott.

“TKN” marks the highest charting title for Rosalia on Hot Latin Songs. She previously ranked as high as No. 12 with “Yo X Ti, Tú x Mi” with Ozuna (January 11-dated tally), and with her first chart entry, “Con Altura” with J Balvin and El Guincho (chart dated June 29, 2019). 

“TKN” is the pair’s second team-up. Their first collaboration arrived through the remix of Scott’s Hot 100 No. 1 “Highest in the Room,” which also features Lil Baby.

6ix9ine to Release “Trollz,” Featuring Nicki Minaj, on Friday

6ix9ine is ready for his own Trollz world tour…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican American rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, will release his second comeback track, “Trollz” featuring Nicki Minaj, on Friday, June 12.

6ix9ine x Nicki Minaj

Minaj confirmed the collaboration via Instagram early Wednesday morning. Along with her announcement, she revealed her and 6ix9ine’s plans to aid in the bailing process. 

“A portion of the proceeds from #Trollz including merch items, will be going directly to The Bail Project Inc,” she wrote in her post.

Early Wednesday morning (June 10), Minaj “The fund provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals who can’t afford to pay bail while awaiting their trial. We want to protect and support the thousands of brave people working on the front lines of social justice, using their voices to demand AN END to the targeting and killing of Black Americans by the police. #BlackLivesMatter link in bio to Pre-save #TrollzVIDEO tmrw @ midnight.”

6ix9ine and Minaj previously connected on the Billboard Hot 100 single “Fefe,” which stormed to No. 3 on the chart.

6ix9ine found chart success upon his April release from jail when he released “Gooba.” The record soared to No. 3, tying his solo career best.

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Demi Lovato Releases Emo-fied Remix of “I Love Me” Featuring Travis Barker

Demi Lovatois getting all emo

The 27-year-old half-Mexican America singer/actress has released the official remix of her latest single “I Love Me” featuring Travis Barker.

Demi Lovato

Complete with a Myspace-themed lyric video, the new version of the song is every former emo kid’s dream as Lovato transforms the single into something that would sound perfectly at home amid the punchy pop-rock of her 2008 debut album, Don’t Forget.

“‘Cause I’m a black belt when I’m beating up on myself/ But I’m an expert at givin’ love to somebody else/ I, me, myself and I, don’t see eye to eye, me, myself and I/ Oh, why do I compare myself to everyone?/ And I always got my finger on the self-destruct/ I wonder when I love me is enough/ I wonder when I love me is enough,” she belts out over crunchy guitars and the iconic Blink-182 drummer’s roiling percussion.

First released back in March following her triumphant performance at the 2020 Grammys,“I Love Me” is set to serve as the lead single for the pop star’s forthcoming seventh studio album, and has thus far peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100

Lovato has since collaborated with Sam Smithon the bombastic “I’m Ready” from the non-binary singer’s as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2017’s The Thrill of It All.

Camila Cabello Releases “My Oh My” Remix Featuring Gunna

Camila Cabello’s (re)mixing things up…

The 23-year-old Mexican and Cuban American singer has released a remix of her “My Oh My” single.

Camila Cabello

The new version featuring Gunna was released at midnight on Friday, May 1.

After 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, Cabello’s single remains a contender going into the summer, floating steadily at No. 12. 

A standout on the singer’s sophomore albumRomance, “My Oh My” featuring DaBabyis about a good girl’s infatuation with bad boys. Directed by Dave Meyers, Cabello released the glossy video last February.

Bruno Mars Agrees to Star in a Future Disney Feature

Bruno Marsis ready for his close-up…

Following months of talks, Disney has set a deal with the 34-year-old part-Puerto Rican Grammy-winning singer to develop a music-themed theatrical narrative feature that Mars will star in and produce. 

Bruno Mars

The plot is being kept under wraps, but will reportedly consist of mostly original music that Mars will write and perform.

Mars previously appeared in Honeymoon in Vegasand was a featured voice in Rio 2

Mars has won 11 Grammys, and has sold more than 200 million singles worldwide, establishing him as one of the bestselling artists of all time. He swept the 60th Grammys, winning six trophies including the “Big 3” — Album of the YearRecord of the Year, and Song of the Year. A two-time Super Bowlhalftime performer, Mars has had more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100than any other male artist in the last decade. 

Mars previously showed his charismatic and exceptionally versatile acting chops as a host on Saturday Night Liveseveral years ago. 

Selena Gomez’s “Rare” Aiming for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

Selena Gomez may be rare-in’ to the top of the charts… 

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress’ new studio album Rare is aiming for a possible No. 1 debut on next week’s Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. 

Selena Gomez

Gomez’s latest effort, which was released on January 10 via Interscope Records, may launch atop the tally dated January 25 with between 110,000 to 130,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending January 16.

Rareis Gomez’s first album since 2015’s Revival, which bowed at No. 1 with 117,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data

It marked her second leader, following 2013’s Stars Dance.

Rare was led by the songs “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look at Her Now.” The former became her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, vaulting 15-1 on the list dated November 9, 2019. On the current Hot 100, the track sits at No. 10. Meanwhile, on the latest Pop Songs airplay chart, which ranks the most played songs at top 40-formatted radio stations, “Lose You to Love Me” rises 3-2.

Meanwhile, the current No. 1 champ, Roddy Ricch’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, has a chance of holding on to the top slot for a third nonconsecutive week. As of January 14, prognosticators indicate the rapper’s album could tally upwards of 110,000 units — or more. The album is riding high thanks in large part to its single “The Box.” 

The Billboard 200chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). 

Natanael Cano Debuts on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart

Natanael Cano is officially on the (emerging) list…

The Mexican singer-songwriter debuts at No. 34 on Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart (dated Jan. 18), due to four breakout singles on the Hot Latin Songs survey.

Natanael Cano

In its 11th charting week, Cano’s “Soy El Diablo,” with Bad Bunny, ranks at No. 26 on Hot Latin Songs (after peaking at No. 16 in November); “Disfruto Lo Malo” follows at No. 29 (after reaching No. 25 in December); “Ella,” featuring Junior H, places at No. 44 (a new peak); and “Amor Tumbado” debuts at No. 45.

Meanwhile, Cano’s debut LP Corridos Tumbados ranks at No. 5 on Top Latin Albumswith 4,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, after reaching No. 4 in November.

The Emerging Artists chart ranks the most popular developing artists of the week, using the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures artist activity across multiple Billboard charts, including the Hot 100Billboard 200 and the Social 50. (The Artist 100 lists the most popular acts, overall, each week.) However, the Emerging Artists chart excludes acts that have notched a top 25 entry on either the Hot 100 or Billboard 200, as well as artists that have achieved two or more top 10s on Billboard‘s “Hot” song genre charts and/or consumption-based “Top” album genre rankings.

Selena Gomez Releases Alternate Version of “Lose You to Love Me” Music Video

Selena Gomez is sharing a new Love

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has released an alternate version of her emotional “Lose You to Love Me” music video.

Selena Gomez

The new black-and-white video, similar to the original, features Gomez in a silky white dress and cardigan, as she performs the tune on the piano.

“Lose You to Love Me,” the lead single on Gomez’s new album, Rare, marked her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after debuting at No. 15.

“Lose You to Love Me” was released alongside its bad b—- anthem counterpart, “Look at Her Now.” 

The Empire State Building’s New Music-to-Light Show Showcases Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

Mariah Careyis lightin’ up the holidays in a big way…

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of her Merry Christmas album and its iconic single “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100this week, the 49-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer dropped by the Empire State Building to flip the switch to the top of the legendary skyscraper’s brand new music-to-light show with Carey’s insta-classic holiday track at the heart of it.

Mariah Carey

Designed by Marc Brickman, the lights of the NYC landmark will correspond with the notes of her holiday hit — which will play simultaneously on iHeartMedia New York’s Z100Power 105.1103.5 KTUand 106.7 Lite FM starting at 8:00 pm from Thursday through Christmas Day.

“Each year, the Empire State Building partners with iHeartRadio to celebrate the holiday season with a spectacular LED music-to light show,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, the President of the Empire State Building observatory, said by way of Carey’s introduction. “This year, we’re delighted to be syncing our tower of lights and counting down to Christmas with this holiday classic that’s also celebrating reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 on its 25th anniversary.” 

Billboard‘s Hannah Karp and Gary Trust were also on hand to celebrate the occasion and present Carey with an award for her most recent Billboardchart accomplishment.

“Topping the Billboard charts is nothing new for Mariah: until this week, she had had 18 songs reach No. 1 on our Hot 100 chart, which is more than any other female solo artist,” said Karp. “But it’s extremely rare for a Christmas song to top the Hot 100, and it’s equally tough to crack the Christmas market with an original tune that can outsell or outstream traditional carols.”

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 25 years after its initial release; it had previously broken into the top 10 in 2017 and rose as high as No. 3 in 2018, and Carey is elated to add this particular song to her collection of No. 1s. 

“We definitely wanted to kick it into high gear this year with the song to celebrate the 25th anniversary, but I definitely didn’t expect it to hit No. 1 two weeks before Christmas!” she told Billboard shortly after hearing the news on Monday. “I just want to thank everybody. I want the world to have the best holiday ever.”