Marc Anthony to Perform “One Night Only” Livestream Concert in April

Marc Anthony is ready to perform in your living room…

The 52-year-old New York-born Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, one of the world’s top touring acts, will perform a single livestream concert that’ll be promoted and marketed for global consumption.

Marc Anthony

One Night Only, set to stream on April 17, is expected to be seen by over 100,000 fans worldwide, according to organizers.

One Night Only will feature Marc Anthony performing a full-length show accompanied by his full band of 20-plus musicians and featuring “surprises.” The show will be produced by Magnus Studios, a division of Magnus, Marc Anthony’s sports and entertainment company.

Worldwide marketing efforts will be led by Loud & Live, the Miami-based entertainment, marketing, media & live events company. Video and film director Carlos Perez will direct the special, which will stream from Miami.

It’s the first livestream by a major artist since the shut down of major touring last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Big names like J Balvin, Ricardo Montaner and most recently, Fito Páez, have played major livestreams.

But Anthony’s show seems poised to become the largest ticketed Latin livestream, thanks to the mix of the artist’s strong live appeal coupled with a massive marketing and promotion effort that includes both local and international efforts.

“Our goal is to make this the biggest Latin global livestream to date,” says Nelson Alabareda, CEO of Loud & Live. “Marc is a huge ticket seller and a guy who sells out everywhere he goes. But can only do 100 shows a year. How do his fans [in far-flung places] see him?”

“The first thing we did was an analysis of social media to really understand where those Marc fans are,” adds Albareda, whose company counts marketing as one of its biggest strengths.

According to Albareda, ticket prices will hover in the $20-$40 range in all territories. For those seeking a plus, there will be an after party hosted by Alex Sensation with an added bump to the ticket price.

“We think this is going to be an historic moment for a legendary artist,” says Michel Vega, co-founder and CEO of Magnus. “It’s a love letter from Marc to his fans after not performing for nearly a year.”

J Balvin Releases New Single “Ma’ G”

J Balvin is ringing in a new era of music…

The 35-year-old Colombian singer took to the boxing ring, alongside friend and boxer Canelo Alvarez, to perform his new single “Ma’ G, for the first time prior to Saturday night’s Canelo/Avni Yildrim fight at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

J Balvin's Air Balvins

The official music video for “Ma’ G,” the first from his upcoming album, was filmed in Balvin’s hometown of Medellín, and the song marks a return to Balvin’s rap roots.

“Ma’ G” is Balvin’s first song since “Un Día,” last year’s Grammy-nominated collaboration with Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy. The track was released alongside a merch collection with 747 and La Plaga Invade that includes a varsity jacket, hoodie and masks.

Karol G Teams Up with Anuel AA & J Balvin for Country-Tinged Track “Location”

Karol G’s gone country…

The 30-year-old Colombian singer has joined voices with Anuel AA and J Balvin for “Location,” a country-tinged track that deftly fuses reggaetón and hip-hop.

Karol G

On “Location” — which starts off country but quickly picks up speed and transitions into an irresistible reggaeton track — Karol G is feeling cheeky, asking her crush to send his location because “hoy tengo mala intencion,” she confesses.

Produced by Ovy on the Drums, “Location” follows Karol G’s chart-topping hit “Bichota,” which also has a Western vibe to it.

“I like to give my fans a unique experience with every single release, both musically and visually,” Karol G said about “Location.” “It’s a very special song for me because I was able to collaborate with artists that I admire and we were able to fuse reggaeton/hip-hop/country influences into an amazing song and video filled with energy and rodeo vibes!”

Karol G Earns Ninth No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Bichota”

Karol G has another smash on her hands…

The 29-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter has notched her ninth No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart dated February 13, as “Bichota” climbs 5-1.

Karol G

The female anthem pushes to the top thanks to a 23% spike in audience impressions, to 12 million, earned in the week ending February 7, according to MRC Data.

The audience improvement also makes the song just the second No. 1 by a solo woman, unaccompanied by any other artist, to reach No. 1 this decade — and both are by Karol G.

Greatest gainers for the song in the tracking week were: WODA San Juan, P.R. (up 392,000 in audience); WPAT New York (up 347,000); WSKQ New York (up 307,000); and KAMA Houston (up 268,000).

Before “Bichota,” Karol G previously reached the Latin Airplay summit completely solo with “Ay, Dios Mío!” (October 10, 2020), both as a female soloist. She’s also secured a spot at the penthouse seven other times, all via collaborative efforts, dating back to “Mi Cama,” with J Balvin, featuring Nicky Jam. The triple-billed act spent one week atop the ranking in August 2018.

Karol G is the sixth female soloist to reach No. 1 on Latin Airplay with a song unaccompanied by another act since 2010.

Here’s the leaderboard:

Artist, Title, Debut/Peak Date
Gloria Estefan, “Hotel Nacional,” Jan. 14, 2012 (debut)
Paulina Rubio, “Me Gustas Tanto,” Feb. 11, 2012
Leslie Grace, “Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow,” Oct. 27, 2012
Katherine Alexander, “Put It In a Kiss,” Jan. 18, 2014
Jennifer Lopez, “El Anillo,” July 14, 2018
Karol G, “Ay, Dios Mío!,” Oct. 10, 2020
Karol G, “Bichota,” Feb. 13, 2021

Aside from its Latin Airplay coronation, the Ovy on the Drums-produced track captures its highest ranking on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, jumping 75-72.

Meanwhile, on the airplay-, streaming-, digital sales-blended Hot Latin Songs chart, “Bichota” returns to its No. 3 high (4-3), where its spent seven previous weeks.

J Balvin Teams Up with Ty Dolla Sign, Tyga, YG & Post Malone for “Spicy” Remix

J Balvin is spicing things up…

Ty Dolla Sign shows off his Spanish skills in the newly-remixed “Spicy” featuring the 35-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer and songwriter, TygaYG and original collaborator Post Malone.

J Balvin

The bilingual collaboration starts off with Ty Dolla Sign’s opening verse from the original track followed by J Blavin, who enters with his all-Spanish verse where he also hints at a lavish and luxurious lifestyle.

“Today Louis [Vuitton], tomorrow Gucci for breakfast/ I order sushi … from Medallo to the Virgin Islands/ I’m sorry this is another level,” Balvin raps.

“Spicy” feat. Post Malone was released back in October and is featured on Ty Dolla’s latest album Featuring Ty Dolla Sign.

J Balvin Leads Pack of Premio Lo Nuestro Nominees with 14

J Balvin is the man to beat…

Univision has announced the 2021 Premio Lo Nuestro nominees, with the 35-year-old Colombian urbano singer leading the pack with 14 nominations.

J Balvin

Balvin, who has previously collected 13 Premios Lo Nuestro trophies, is up for Artist of the Year, an award he’s previously claimed three times.

He’s also up for Album of the Year for Colores.

Maluma follows with 12 noms, Camilo with 10, and Ozuna with eight.

AnuelBad BunnyKarol GNatti NatashaSebastian Yatra, and Sech continue with seven nominations each.

This year, four new categories have been added including album of the year in pop, album of the year in urban, album of the year in Mexican Regional, and cumbia song of the year. A total of 147 artists are nominated in 34 music categories that honor the pop, urban, tropical and regional Mexican genres.

Celebrating music, resilience, and hope, the 33rd edition of the coveted awards show will also feature musical debuts, exclusive collaborations, and special tributes that will connect the community with music.

The 2021 Premio Lo Nuestro will air live starting at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 18 from Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena via Univision.

Here’s the complete nominations:

Premio Lo Nuestro Artist Of The Year
1. ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
2. BAD BUNNY
3. CAMILO
4. CHRISTIAN NODAL
5. J BALVIN
6. KAROL G
7. MALUMA
8. NATTI NATASHA
9. OZUNA
10. SEBASTIÁN YATRA

Album Of The Year
1. ALTER EGO – PRINCE ROYCE
2. AYAYAY! – CHRISTIAN NODAL
3. COLORES – J BALVIN
4. DE BUENOS AIRES PARA EL MUNDO – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
5. GUÁRDAME ESTA NOCHE – EL FANTASMA
6. HECHO EN MÉXICO – ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
7. MÁS CARO, QUE AYER – GERARDO ORTIZ
8. MÁS FUTURO QUE PASADO – JUANES
9. PAPI JUANCHO – MALUMA
10. YHLQMDLG – BAD BUNNY

Song Of The Year
1. ADMV – MALUMA
2. BONITA – JUANES & SEBASTIÁN YATRA
3. CARITA DE INOCENTE – PRINCE ROYCE
4. FANTASÍA – OZUNA
5. FAVORITO – CAMILO
6. KEII – ANUEL
7. LA MEJOR VERSIÓN DE MI (REMIX) – NATTI NATASHA & ROMEO SANTOS
8. MORADO – J BALVIN
9. SÓLO TÚ – CALIBRE 50
10. TUSA – KAROL G & NICKI MINAJ

New Artist Female
1. CHESCA
2. EMILIA
3. NATHY PELUSO
4. NICKI NICOLE
5. YENNIS

New Artist Male
1. CAMILO
2. JAY WHEELER
3. NATANAEL CANO
4. NETO BERNAL
5. RAUW ALEJANDRO

Remix Of The Year
1. CARAMELO (Remix) – OZUNA, KAROL G & MYKE TOWERS
2. DJ NO PARE (Remix) – JUSTIN QUILES, NATTI NATASHA, FARRUKO FT. ZION, DALEX & LENNY TAVÁREZ
3. HAWÁI (Remix) – MALUMA & THE WEEKND
4. LA CAMA (Remix) – LUNAY, MYKE TOWERS, OZUNA, CHENCHO CORLEONE & RAUW ALEJANDRO
5. LA JEEPETA (Remix) – NIO GARCIA, ANUEL, MYKE TOWERS, BRRAY & JUANKA
6. LA MEJOR VERSIÓN DE MI (Remix) – NATTI NATASHA & ROMEO SANTOS
7. PORFA (Remix) – FEID, JUSTIN QUILES, J BALVIN FT. MALUMA, NICKY JAM & SECH
8. RELACIÓN (Remix) – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN FT. ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
9. TATTOO (Remix) – RAUW ALEJANDRO & CAMILO
10. YO NO SÉ (Remix) – MATI GÓMEZ, NICKY JAM & REIK

“Crossover” Collaboration Of The Year
1. HAWÁI (Remix) – MALUMA & THE WEEKND
2. MAMACITA – BLACK EYED PEAS, OZUNA & J. REY SOUL
3. ME GUSTA – ANITTA, CARDI B & MYKE TOWERS
4. ME QUEDARÉ CONTIGO – PITBULL & NE-YO FT. LENIER & EL MICHA
5. QUÉ MALDICIÓN – BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA & SNOOP DOGG
6. RITMO (BAD BOYS FOR LIFE) – BLACK EYED PEAS & J BALVIN
7. SUBELO (FURTHER UP) – STATIC & BEN EL, PITBULL & CHESCA
8. TKN – ROSALÍA & TRAVIS SCOTT
9. TUSA – KAROL G & NICKI MINAJ
10. UN DÍA (ONE DAY) – J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY FT. TAINY

Video Of The Year
1. BOOGALOO SUPREME – VÍCTOR MANUELLE & WISIN
2. CUANDO ESTÉS AQUÍ – PABLO ALBORÁN
3. DESPUÉS DE TODO – YORDANO
4. EN CANTOS – ILE & NATALIA LAFOURCADE
5. FOR SALE – CARLOS VIVES & ALEJANDRO SANZ
6. GIRASOLES – LUIS FONSI
7. MALA VIDA – NICKI NICOLE
8. PECADOR – RESIDENTE
9. QUÉ LÁSTIMA – CHOCQUIBTOWN & SECH
10. TKN – ROSALÍA & TRAVIS SCOTT

Lali, Carin León & More Latin Artists Share Their New Year’s Resolutions For 2021

Pop – Artist Of The Year
1. CAMILO
2. CARLOS RIVERA
3. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
4. JENNIFER LOPEZ
5. JUANES
6. KANY GARCÍA
7. PEDRO CAPÓ
8. RICKY MARTIN
9. SEBASTIÁN YATRA
10. SHAKIRA

Pop- Song Of The Year
1. ADMV – MALUMA
2. BONITA – JUANES & SEBASTIÁN YATRA
3. BUENA SUERTE – PEDRO CAPÓ
4. FAVORITO – CAMILO
5. NO HA PARADO DE LLOVER – MANÁ & SEBASTIÁN YATRA
6. PERDIENDO LA CABEZA – CARLOS RIVERA, BECKY G & PEDRO CAPÓ
7. SI ME DICES QUE SÍ – REIK, FARRUKO & CAMILO
8. TABÚ – PABLO ALBORÁN & AVA MAX
9. TANTO – JESSE & JOY & LUIS FONSI
10. TIBURONES – RICKY MARTIN

Pop – Collaboration Of The Year
1. BONITA – JUANES & SEBASTIÁN YATRA
2. COMO ASÍ – LALI FT. CNCO
3. EL CIEGO – MELENDI & CALI Y EL DANDEE
4. FOR SALE – CARLOS VIVES & ALEJANDRO SANZ
5. MUCHACHA – GENTE DE ZONA & BECKY G
6. PERDIENDO LA CABEZA – CARLOS RIVERA, BECKY G & PEDRO CAPÓ
7. SI ME DICES QUE SÍ – REIK, FARRUKO & CAMILO
8. TABÚ – PABLO ALBORÁN & AVA MAX
9. TANTO – JESSE & JOY & LUIS FONSI
10. UNA MENTIRA MÁS – YURI & NATALIA JIMÉNEZ

Pop – Group or Duo Of The Year
1. CALI Y EL DANDEE
2. CNCO
3. JESSE & JOY
4. MAU Y RICKY
5. REIK

Pop – Album Of The Year
1. AIRE – JESSE & JOY
2. BLANCO – RICARDO ARJONA
3. COLEGIO – CALI Y EL DANDEE
4. MÁS FUTURO QUE PASADO – JUANES
5. MESA PARA DOS – KANY GARCÍA
6. MUNAY – PEDRO CAPÓ
7. PAUSA – RICKY MARTIN
8. POR PRIMERA VEZ – CAMILO
9. QUE QUIÉNES SOMOS – CNCO
10. 20–21 – REIK

Pop/Ballad – Song Of The Year
1. ADMV – MALUMA
2. HONGOS – RICARDO ARJONA
3. LO QUE EN TI VEO – KANY GARCÍA & NAHUEL PENNISI
4. TE ADORARÉ – RICARDO MONTANER
5. UNA MENTIRA MÁS – YURI & NATALIA JIMÉNEZ

Urban – Female Artist Of The Year
1. ANITTA
2. BECKY G
3. CAZZU
4. IVY QUEEN
5. KAROL G
6. NATTI NATASHA
7. PALOMA MAMI
8. ROSALÍA

Urban – Male Artist Of The Year
1. ANUEL
2. BAD BUNNY
3. DADDY YANKEE
4. FARRUKO
5. J BALVIN
6. MALUMA
7. OZUNA
8. SECH

Urban – Song Of The Year
1. FANTASÍA – OZUNA
2. HAWÁI – MALUMA
3. KEII – ANUEL
4. LA DIFÍCIL – BAD BUNNY
5. MORADO – J BALVIN
6. MUÉVELO – NICKY JAM & DADDY YANKEE
7. QUE TIRE PA LANTE – DADDY YANKEE
8. RITMO (BAD BOYS FOR LIFE) – BLACK EYED PEAS & J BALVIN
9. SIGUES CON ÉL – ARCÁNGEL & SECH
10. TUSA – KAROL G & NICKI MINAJ

Urban – Collaboration Of The Year
1. MUÉVELO – NICKY JAM & DADDY YANKEE
2. QUÉ PENA – MALUMA & J BALVIN
3. RITMO (BAD BOYS FOR LIFE) – BLACK EYED PEAS & J BALVIN
4. SIGUES CON ÉL – ARCÁNGEL & SECH
5. TUSA – KAROL G & NICKI MINAJ

Urban – Album Of The Year
1. 1 OF 1 – SECH
2. COLORES – J BALVIN
3. NIBIRU – OZUNA
4. PAPI JUANCHO – MALUMA
5. YHLQMDLG – BAD BUNNY

Urban/Pop – Song Of The Year
1. HONEY BOO – CNCO & NATTI NATASHA
2. ME GUSTA – SHAKIRA & ANUEL
3. ME QUEDARÉ CONTIGO – PITBULL & NE-YO FT. LENIER & EL MICHA
4. SI ME DICES QUE SÍ – REIK, FARRUKO & CAMILO
5. TBT – SEBASTIÁN YATRA, RAUW ALEJANDRO & MANUEL TURIZO

Urban/Trap – Song Of The Year
1. BOUNCE – CAZZU
2. GAN-GA – BRYANT MYERS
3. MEDUSA – JHAY CORTEZ, ANUEL & J BALVIN
4. NO ME AME – RVSSIAN, ANUEL & JUICE WRLD
5. VETE – BAD BUNNY

Tropical – Artist Of The Year
1. CARLOS VIVES
2. GENTE DE ZONA
3. GILBERTO SANTA ROSA
4. JUAN LUIS GUERRA
5. MARC ANTHONY
6. PRINCE ROYCE
7. ROMEO SANTOS
8. SILVESTRE DANGOND
9. VÍCTOR MANUELLE
10. WILLIE COLÓN

Tropical – Song Of The Year
1. BOOGALOO SUPREME – VÍCTOR MANUELLE & WISIN
2. CARITA DE INOCENTE – PRINCE ROYCE
3. EL CARNAVAL DE CELIA: A TRIBUTE – KYEN?ES?
4. LA MEJOR VERSIÓN DE MI – NATTI NATASHA & ROMEO SANTOS
5. LÁMPARA PA’ MIS PIES – JUAN LUIS GUERRA
6. LO QUE TE DI – MARC ANTHONY
7. NO TE VAYAS – CARLOS VIVES
8. PA’LANTE Y PA’TRAS – N’KLABE, LA TRIBU DE ABRANTE & FARINA
9. PERRIANDO (LA MURGA REMIX) – REYKON FT. WILLIE COLÓN
10. VALLENATO APRETAO – SILVESTRE DANGOND

Tropical – Collaboration Of The Year
1. BOOGALOO SUPREME – VÍCTOR MANUELLE & WISIN
2. CANCIÓN PARA RUBÉN – CARLOS VIVES & RUBÉN BLADES
3. CARTAGENA – FONSECA & SILVESTRE DANGOND
4. IMAGINARME SIN TI – ELVIS CRESPO & MANNY CRUZ
5. LA FAMILIA – GILBERTO SANTA ROSA & TITO NIEVES
6. MI CORAZÓN ES TUYO – OLGA TAÑÓN & MANNY MANUEL
7. NUESTRO AMOR – ALEX BUENO & ROMEO SANTOS
8. PA’LANTE Y PA’TRAS – N’KLABE, LA TRIBU DE ABRANTE & FARINA
9. PERRIANDO (LA MURGA REMIX) – REYKON FT. WILLIE COLÓN
10. VALLENATO APRETAO – SILVESTRE DANGOND FT. ZION Y LENNOX

Residente, Anuel, Bad Bunny & More Latin Artists Who Penned Ultra-Personal Songs

Regional Mexican – Artist Of The Year
1. ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
2. CARIN LEÓN
3. CHIQUIS
4. CHRISTIAN NODAL
5. EL FANTASMA
6. GERARDO ORTIZ
7. JOSS FAVELA
8. LENIN RAMÍREZ
9. NATANAEL CANO
10. NETO BERNAL

Regional Mexican – Song Of The Year
1. AMOR TUMBADO – NATANAEL CANO
2. CABALLERO – ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
3. DORMIDA – EDWIN LUNA Y LA TRAKALOSA DE MONTERREY
4. EN ESO NO QUEDAMOS – BANDA LOS SEBASTIANES
5. ESCONDIDOS – LA ADICTIVA BANDA SAN JOSÉ DE MESILLAS
6. OTRA BORRACHERA – GERARDO ORTIZ
7. SE ME OLVIDÓ – CHRISTIAN NODAL
8. SI QUIERES – NETO BERNAL & CAROLINA ROSS
9. SÓLO TÚ – CALIBRE 50
10. YO YA NO VUELVO CONTIGO (EN VIVO) – LENIN RAMÍREZ FT. GRUPO FIRME

Regional Mexican – Collaboration Of The Year
1. NO ES QUE ME GUSTES – LUIS CORONEL & LA SÉPTIMA BANDA
2. QUÉ MALDICIÓN – BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA & SNOOP DOGG
3. SI QUIERES – NETO BERNAL & CAROLINA ROSS
4. Y LA HICE LLORAR – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES FT. ABEL PINTOS
5. YO YA NO VUELVO CONTIGO (EN VIVO) – LENIN RAMÍREZ FT. GRUPO FIRME

Regional Mexican – Group or Duo Of The Year
1. BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
2. CALIBRE 50
3. EDWIN LUNA Y LA TRAKALOSA DE MONTERREY
4. GRUPO FIRME
5. LOS ÁNGELES AZULES

Regional Mexican – Sierreña Song Of The Year
1. CON TUS BESOS – ESLABON ARMADO
2. EL GÜERO – MARCA MP
3. EL MUCHACHO ALEGRE – FUERZA REGIDA
4. EN BOCA DE TODOS – T3R ELEMENTO
5. TÚ – CARIN LEÓN

Regional Mexican – Banda Song Of The Year
1. DORMIDA – EDWIN LUNA Y LA TRAKALOSA DE MONTERREY
2. EN ESO NO QUEDAMOS – BANDA LOS SEBASTIANES
3. ESCONDIDOS – LA ADICTIVA BANDA SAN JOSÉ DE MESILLAS
4. ESTA VEZ SOY YO – BANDA CARNAVAL
5. YO YA NO VUELVO CONTIGO (EN VIVO) – LENIN RAMÍREZ FT. GRUPO FIRME

Regional Mexican – Norteño Song Of The Year
1. EL ENVIDIOSO – LOS DOS CARNALES
2. EN HONOR A TI – LA MAQUINARIA NORTEÑA FT. GRUPO FIRME
3. MÁS TE RECUERDO – JULIÓN ÁLVAREZ
4. OTRA BORRACHERA – GERARDO ORTIZ
5. SÓLO TÚ – CALIBRE 50

Regional Mexican – Mariachi/Ranchera Song Of The Year
1. CABALLERO – ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
2. CLARO Y OBVIO – JOSS FAVELA
3. DILE – JARY FRANCO
4. SE ME OLVIDÓ – CHRISTIAN NODAL
5. SI QUIERES – NETO BERNAL & CAROLINA ROSS

Regional Mexican – Cumbia Song Of The Year
1. ACARÍÑAME – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES, JULIETA VENEGAS & JUAN INGARAMO
2. TE EXTRAÑO, TE OLVIDO, TE AMO – LOS SOCIOS DEL RITMO & CHIQUIS
3. TE METISTE – LOS ÁNGELES DE CHARLY
4. TÚ Y YO – RAYMIX & PAULINA RUBIO
5. Y LA HICE LLORAR – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES FT. ABEL PINTOS

Regional Mexican – Album Of The Year
1. AYAYAY! – CHRISTIAN NODAL
2. DE BUENOS AIRES PARA EL MUNDO – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
3. EL TRABAJO ES LA SUERTE – BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
4. EN VIVO DESDE ANAHEIM, CA – GRUPO FIRME
5. GUÁRDAME ESTA NOCHE – EL FANTASMA
6. HECHO EN MÉXICO – ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
7. LABIOS MENTIROSOS – LA ARROLLADORA BANDA EL LIMÓN DE RENE CAMACHO
8. MÁS CARO, QUE AYER – GERARDO ORTIZ
9. PORQUE ASÍ TENÍA QUE SER – BANDA CARNAVAL
10. SIMPLEMENTE GRACIAS – CALIBRE 50

Anitta Launching Her Own Podcast, “Anitta and Friends” via LiveXLive Media’s PodcastOne

Anitta is (pod)casting a wider net…

The 27-year-old Brazilian singer-songwriter, who has proven to be as amusing in conversation as she is when performing, will now have her own podcast.

Anitta

Titled Anitta and Friends, the podcast will launch this quarter and will feature a wide array of guests in discussions that’ll be rooted in music.

The show is part of an exclusive podcast deal Anitta inked with podcast platform PodcastOne, which will also produce the show.

The platform, a subsidiary of LiveXLive Media, is also home to Pitbull’s From Negative to Positive podcast and The Adam Carolla Show, among many others.

Anitta’s debut season will include 12 episodes featuring “intimate, insightful” conversations with celebrities from around the world.

The podcast will also be streamed as a vodcast (video podcast) on the LiveXLive platform.

“The addition of world-class talent and beloved music star Anitta to the PodcastOne family of programming is a thrill for us,” said Kit Gray, president of PodcastOne. “With the rise of powerful female voices being heard … we know that we are the perfect home for Anitta’s podcast.”

Anitta is currently working on an album in English, Portuguese and Spanish, set for release on Warner Records under a new deal inked last summer. The Brazilian star has more than 91 million social media followers across platforms, which should help fuel her podcast, a medium that is still largely untested among Latin artists.

Aside from Pitbull, J Balvin hosted Made in Medellín a year ago, an eight-part podcast about life in his hometown that was produced by Spotify. Most recently, Nicky Jam began to record a podcast where he interviews friends and artists, including reggaetón superstars, but the show hasn’t debuted yet.

Eladio Carrion Releases Sophomore Album “Monarca,” Featuring J Balvin, Cazzu, Yandel, Natanael Cano & More

Eladio Carrion is joining the monarchy 

The Puerto Rican urbano singer, who was raised in the U.S., has released his 14-track sophomore album Monarca.

Eladio Carrion

The album opens with a confession-style intro, where he raps about feeling like he has the world in his hands.

The album features J Balvin, Cazzu, Yandel, Natanael Cano, among others, who join the Puerto Rican rapper on explosive, hard-hitting tracks.

From trap to reggaeton and hip-hop, Carrion delivers most trap bangers on his own.

Of the standout tracks, two are duets. On “Todo O Nada” with rising Venezuela singer Corina Smith, Carrion switches gears and slows things down for the R&B-infused seductive tune.

On the other end of the spectrum, trap-influenced hip-hop beat “Tata” finds Carrion and Balvin spitting fire rap verses.

Rauw Alejandro Signs Exclusive Co-Publishing Deal with Warner Chappell Music

Rauw Alejandro has landed a new publishing deal…

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, singer and composer has signed an exclusive co-publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music.

Rauw Alejandro

The worldwide deal covers Rauw’s releases going forward.

“He’s a creative and fearless writer who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries and experiment with his sound,” said Gustavo Menendez, Warner Chappell Music, Latin America president, in a press statement. “Since breaking onto the scene he’s consistently released hit after hit, and has made a name for himself in the growing Latin urban space.”

Rauw, who was nominated for best new artist at the 2020 Latin Grammys, is currently making the rounds with his debut studio album Afrodisiaco, which opened at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart (dated November 28) and arriving at No. 75 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Additionally, “Tattoo,” with Camilo, “De Cora <3,” with J Balvin, and “Reloj” with Anuel AA, all entered the Hot Latin Songs chart this year.

“The team has done a great job connecting me with other producers for some of my favorite collaborations so far, and it’s a pleasure to now have them represent my music,” Rauw said, expressing he feels honored to form part of the Warner Chappell family.

Menendez added: “It’s been a joy to see Rauw’s work get the recognition it deserves, and all of us at Warner Chappell are thrilled to be working alongside him for what is sure to be a long career ahead.”

Rauw joins the publisher roster that includes Latin urban’s major rising acts including Jhay Cortez, Lunay, Duki, Omy de Oro, Nio Garcia, Lalo Ebratt, and Ecko, to name a few.

Demi Lovato Taking Part in YouTube’s Global Celebration Video “Hello 2021”

Demi Lovato is gearing up to ring in the New Year online…

YouTube will launch the New Year alongside a number of Hollywood names, including the 28-year-old half-Mexican singer/actress, with its global celebration video Hello 2021.

Demi Lovato

In addition to Lovato, the video will feature appearances by Matthew McConaugheyRuPaul and Storm Reid, Dua Lipa, J Balvin and more.

The video will premiere in the Americas, United Kingdom, Korea, Japan and India.

“With the world ready to move past an extremely challenging year, YouTube will use its global reach to celebrate the hope and promise of 2021,” said Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s Global Head of Original Content. “We look forward to closing the book on 2020 and throwing a worldwide celebration that our YouTube community can safely enjoy from home.”

Set to feature speeches, musical performances and dance parties, Hello 2021 has a lineup of five different shows and will celebrate the year’s most notable videos across the globe, from the David Blaine Ascension to HBCU Homecoming.

The Hello 2021 announcement comes nearly a month after YouTube announced that it would not go forward with its annual Rewind video.

Rewind was always meant to be a celebration of you. But 2020 has been different,” an official YouTube statement said. “And it doesn’t feel right to carry on as if it weren’t. So, we’re taking a break from Rewind this year.”

The global countdown spectacular is produced by Fremantle and will air at various times on Decemnber 31. See the details for each showing below.

“Hello 2021: Americas” – It’s a virtual New Year’s Eve bash across the Americas only YouTube can throw. Hosts Juanpa Zurita and Storm Reid welcome celebrity guests including Matthew McConaughey, Demi Lovato, RuPaul, Emma Chamberlain and the D’Amelio Family; one-of-a-kind musical performances from Dua Lipa, J Balvin, YG, Karol G and Kane Brown; YouTube stars Larray, Marques Brownlee, Dude Perfect, Brad Mondo, ZHC and the Dolan Twins; and more as the clock runs out on a year we’ll never forget, and we say “Hello 2021.” More names to be announced soon. The celebration premieres Thursday, December 31 at 10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT on the YouTube Originals channel.

“Hello 2021: UK” – At 10:30pm GMT on December 31 on the YouTube Originals Channel, make sure and join the UK’s favorite YouTube creators, artists and comedians for a party worth staying in for. The guest list includes Behzinga, Big Narstie, Katherine Ryan, Michael Coel, Kurupt FM, Yammy, WillNE, Holly H, Natasia Demetriou and many more. The event will also feature the biggest tunes of 2020 performed live as musical guests Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie, MNEK w/ Joel Corry and Aitch & AJ Tracey get the party started with some exclusive live performances.

“Hello 2021: Korea” – At 11:00pm KST on December 31 on YouTube Korea Spotlight Channel, YouTube creators and artists in South Korea will join their hosts Sechan Yang and Jesung Hwang in an intimate celebration to recognize and thank creators and artists who helped Korean audiences to stay happy and healthy during the unprecedented year. Lineup includes top and rising creators and artists, including GGILGGIL Market, Tester Hoon, Balming Tiger, and more.

“Hello 2021: Japan” – At 11:45pm JST on December 31, tune into never-before-seen special edition quiz show from Japan to test your knowledge on 2020 YouTube trends and trivias, joining top creators Tokai On Air, Puritto Channel, Emirin, Paparapys, Skypeace, Vamyun, Dekakin, Hanaodengan, M.S.S Project, along with hosts Orutana Channel and Mochizuki Rie on YouTube Japan Spotlight Channel.

Hello 2021: India” – Starting at 11pm IST on December 3 on YouTube India Spotlight Channel,  “Hello 2021: India” will bring together the biggest and most buzzworthy music, comedy and Bollywood talent as part of the 60-minute countdown to the New Year, including a performance from Dua Lipa. Some of India’s biggest names including Tiger Shroff, Badshah, Zakir Khan, Jonita Gandhi, Benny Dayal, Aastha Gill and more will bring together a fun-filled New Year’s Eve party.