Tainy Releases New Single “Nada,” Featuring Lauren Jauregui & C. Tangana

Tainyis taking it old-escuela

The 30-year-old Puerto Rican hit-making producer and songwriter captures the essence of the reggaetón he was raised on “Nada,” the just-released single off his forthcoming debut solo EP The Kids That Grew Up On Reggaeton: Neon Tapes.

Tainy

Featuring Lauren Jaureguiand C. Tangana, “Nada” crosses language and genre barriers with Jauregui’s soulful pop vocals filtering Spanish and English lyrics and C. Tangana’s electronically-tinged trap verses. 

The song has a sexual flare to it, as both singers reject the notion of marriage but bemoan that they’re giving each other “nada” or nothing with their undefined yet playful relationship. 

The Elliot Muscat/The Garden-directed music video is set in Miami, Fla. where Tainy launched his NEON16 studio, showing the city’s raw, yet vibrant landscapes from green palm trees cascading over a vintage red Mercedes Benz that the former Fifth Harmony member rests on to turquoise-colored houses where Tainy kicks back with the guys. 

The Kids That Grew Up On Reggaeton: Neon Tapes marks Tainy’s first solo venture after working with the likes of Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Anuel AA, Ozuna and more Latin popstars in his accelerating successful career, spanning 47 Hot Latin Songs entries and a No. 1 producer ranking last year on Billboard‘s Latin Producers chart (dated July 20). 

“Nada” marks a pivotal cross-cultural moment in Tainy’s reggaetón speciality, democratizing the Latin urban genre for both mainstream American and Latin artists. “You can’t go too drastic when you’re creating records for the Latin market; it’s about expanding what their ear is used to,” Tainy told Billboard in an interview last month. “The American market has more liberty. Hearing the essence of reggaetón from [his production team] Luny Tunes, but listening to different chords from The Neptunes or how big and full Timbaland‘s percussion sounds [are] and adding those pop and electronic elements [influences my work].”

Lauren Jauregui to Co-Host American Music Awards Red Carpet Show

Lauren Jaureguiwill be hitting the red carpet in a big way at the American Music Awards

The 23-year-old Cuban American singer and former Fifth Harmony member will co-host the 2019 AMAs Red Carpet Live.

Lauren Jauregui

Jauregui will host the official pre-show for this year’s AMAs alongside Sofia CarsonNick ViallAJ GibsonRaja Kumari and Jaymes Vaughan

It’s the first hosting gig for Jauregui.

The pre-show will stream live for two hours before the awards show exclusively on Twitter so fans can watch and engage in real-time conversation.

The red carpet pre-show will include interviews with nominees, performers and presenters, beginning at 6:00 pm ET and ending at 8:00 pm ET when the AMAs is set to officially start. The 2019 AMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theaterin Los Angeles on Sunday, November 24 at 8:00 pm ET on ABC

Lauren Jauregui Hoping to Release Debut Album Next Year

Lauren Jauregui is hard at work on her debut album…

The 23-year-old Cuban American singer and former Fifth Harmony member is hoping to release her long-awaited debut solo album in 2020. 

Lauren Jauregui

When asked if the album would come out in 2019, the “Expectations” singer gave 2020 as the likely target. “I got you guys, I promise,” she said during an interview on the red carpet at the Teen Choice Awards,

Jauregui has a lot to look forward to. On Sunday night, she won in the Choice Female Artist category, beating a stacked lineup featuring Ariana GrandeBillie EilishCardi BHalseyand Taylor Swift.

Jaureguichatted with Billboard in June about the solo set, for which she has been “writing like crazy.” She enthused, “I’m so proud of the way that I’ve been able to articulate my point of view. I’m emo, so you’re gonna get some deep, dark lyrics from my soul, but some bops too…It’s gonna be really fun. I’m really excited to share it with the world, but I’m just kind of packaging everything and still finishing up some songs.”

Jauregui had fans buzzing with her debut solo single “Expectations,” which dropped last October, and was followed in January by the sultry “More Than That.”

Fifth Harmony Announces Plans to Take a Break

Ally Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui won’t be harmonizing together for much longer…

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members have announced they’re going to be taking a break to focus on their solo careers.

Fifth Harmony

In a message to fans on Twitter, the all-girl group said they were going their separate ways “in order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you”.

“We’re all very excited and grateful to be able to take this time to learn and grow creatively and really find our footing as individuals.”

They promised to bring their new experiences back to the band.

Fifth Harmony hasn’t confirmed how long their break will be but assured fans their remaining shows in 2018 would still be going ahead.

The group, who were put together on the US version of The X Factor, thanked their supporters, adding: “With you love and encouragement we will continue to build on ourselves.”

There’s been speculation the group would go their separate ways ever since Camila Cabello left the band in December 2016.

She has since gone on to have success with her own solo career.

Her single “Havana” reached number one in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US.

Fifth Harmony to Perform at Universal Studios’ Annual Mardi Gras Celebration

Allyson Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui are going universal

Universal Studios is bringing the spirit of The Big Easy to Florida next month when it kicks off its annual Mardi Gras celebration with a seriously star-studded stack of performers, including the Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members.

Fifth Harmony

Set to begin on February 3 and taking place on select Saturday and Sunday nights until April 7, the event will include parades, costumes, street performers and tons of colorful beads in a New Orelans-inspired party you won’t want to miss.

And as with any party, you need some great music to go along with it — which is why the Universal Orlando Resort pulled out the big guns, announcing big-name artists like Fifth Harmony, Macklemore and The Beach Boys as performers over Twitter on Tuesday morning (January 9).

Described as “unforgettable springtime fun for everyone,” the festivities are included with your theme park admission, and tickets to the event can be purchased here.

Check out the lineup of 2018 Mardi Gras performers below:

Feb. 3: Sean Paul
Feb. 10: The Beach Boys
Feb. 17: Kelsea Ballerini
Feb. 18: Andy Grammar
Feb. 24: Macklemore
March 3: 311
March 4: Phillip Phillips
March 10: TBA
March 11: Fitz & the Tantrums
March 17: Foreigner
March 18: Fifth Harmony
March 24: TBA
March 25: BUSH

Lin Manuel Miranda Named to DoSomething.org’s Annual Celebs Gone Good List

Lin Manuel Miranda has gone good

DoSomething.org has released its annual Celebs Gone Good list for 2017, with the 37-year-old Puerto Rican Tony Award-winning Broadway star and Hamilton musical creator making the grade.

Lin Manuel Miranda

The list recognizes celebrities who used their impact to affect social change in the world, as these celebs helped raise awareness for causes such as mental health, education, gun violence, LGBTQ, sexual assault, hurricane/disaster relief and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Miranda, who comes in at No. 12, partnered with a nonprofit, and in November, announced a $2.5 million hurricane recovery fund to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

But Miranda isn’t the only Latino/a celebrity to make the list.

Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui comes in at No. 13.

The 21-year-old Cuban American singer has been vocal about women’s rights, and has donated to charitable groups including Chime for Change, ACLU, UNICEF, Planned Parenthood and more.

Jennifer Lopez, who appears on Miranda’s Puerto Rico hurricane relief single, comes in at No. 14.

The 48-year-old Puerto Rican superstar had been vocal about helping the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and in September, she put her money where her mouth is. The singer and actress announced at a press conference with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that she would donate $1 million to help Puerto Rico rebuild.

Demi Lovato comes in at No. 16.

The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress continued her mental health advocacy work this year, which has also earned her the Artistic Award of courage. She also celebrated five years of sobriety by donating thousands to charity, including $5,000 to Ace of Hearts, an animal rescue group.

Bruno Mars ranks No. 20.

The 32-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer donated $1 million from his sold-out Michigan concert in August to help those who have been impacted by the city of Flint’s water crisis. “Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster,” he said in a statement. “As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”

The organization also selected eight Celebs to Watch in 2018, featuring young talent who give back, including Riverdale star Camila Mendes.

View the 2017 Celebs Gone Good rankings below:

  1. Chance the Rapper
  2. Colin Kaepernick
  3. Ariana Grande
  4. Rihanna
  5. Beyoncé
  6. JJ Watt
  7. Kesha
  8. Yara Shahidi
  9. Zendaya
  10. Bethenny Frankel
  11. Nicki Minaj
  12. Lin Manuel Miranda
  13. Lauren Jauregui
  14. Jennifer Lopez
  15. Shawn Mendes
  16. Demi Lovato
  17. Ava DuVernay
  18. John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
  19. Miley Cyrus
  20. Bruno Mars

Celebs to Watch in 2018

  1. Jacob Sartorius
  2. Skai Jackson
  3. Halima Aden
  4. Camila Mendes
  5. Chloe and Halle
  6. Cameron Boyce
  7. Rowan Blanchard
  8. Kiersey Clemons

Camila Cabello Wins First MTV Europe Music Award as a Solo Artist

Camila Cabello is taking Europe by storm…

The 20-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member, who recently earned her first No. 1 in the U.K. with her hit single “Havana,” earned her first-ever MTV EMAs prize as a single artist at the this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards.

Camila Cabello

Cabello, who has only been a solo artist since December, picked up the award for Best Pop, beating out Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes and Taylor Swift.

Cabello’s former group mates didn’t leave empty-handed…

Fifth Harmony, featuring Latina singers Ally Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui, was named Best U.S. Act.

It’s the second time the all-girl group has won in the category, and it’s Fifth Harmony’s fourth MTV EMAs award.

Jared Leto and his group Thirty Seconds to Mars were named Best Alternative

It’s the ninth MTV EMAs win for the 45-year-old part-Spanish American singer/actor and his bandmates.

The Rita Ora-hosted award show was held at the SSE Arena in Wembley.

Here’s a look at the winners.

2017 MTV EMAs Awards Winners

Best Song
Shawn Mendes, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”

Best Artist
Shawn Mendes

Best Look
Zayn

Best New
Dua Lipa

Best U.S. Act
Fifth Harmony

Best Pop
Camila Cabello

Best Video
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”

Best Live
Ed Sheeran

Best Electronic
David Guetta

Best Rock
Coldplay

Best Hip Hop
Eminem

Best Alternative
Thirty Seconds to Mars

Biggest Fans
Shawn Mendes

Best Push
Hailee Steinfeld

Best World Stage
The Chainsmokers

Fifth Harmony Announces New International Tour Dates

Lauren Jauregui and Ally Brooke Hernandez are heading back overseas…

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony groupmates have announced new tour dates abroad starting in Osaka, Japan, in February.

Fifth Harmony

The all-girl group will be promoting its self-titled album, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in September.

Fifth Harmony canceled its four-city Australian tour last month after Ticketmaster announced that the dates were undergoing a “change in scheduling.” While the previously planned Perth date is apparently still off, the foursome is still making the trek to three Australian cities along with visits to Japan, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates.

More tour dates will be announced, but check out the current ones below.

2/26 – Osaka, Japan @ Zepp Osaka Bayside
2/28 – Tokyo, Japan @ Toyosu Pit
3/1 – Tokyo, Japan @ Toyosu Pit
3/2 – Nagoya, Japan @ Zepp Nagoya
3/6 – Manila, Philippines @ Kia Theater
3/8 – Melbourne, VIC @ Margaret Court Arena
3/9 – Sydney, NSW @ Hordern Pavilion
3/10 – Brisbane, QLD @ Convention Centre
3/16 – Abu Dhabi, UAE @ du Forum

Lauren Jauregui Appears on Ty Dolla $ign’s New Album “Beach House 3”

Life’s a beach (house) for Lauren Jauregui

The 21-year-old Cuban American singer and Fifth Harmony member has joined voices with Ty Dolla $ign on the rapper’s forthcoming album, Beach House 3, which is slated for release on Friday.

Lauren Jauregui

Jauregui appears on Ty Dolla $ign’s single “In Your Phone.”

Previously, Jauregui collaborated with Halsey on the single “Strangers,” which appears on the American singer’s album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.

In addition to Jauregui, the album also boasts marquee features from the likes of FutureYGPharrell Williams, The-Dream, Tory Lanez and more.

Here’s the complete track list: 

Ty Dolla $ign’s Beach House 3 track list:

  1. Famous
  2. Famous Lies
  3. Love U Better (Feat. Lil Wayne & The-Dream)
  4. Ex (Feat. Yg)
  5. Famous Excuses
  6. Droptop In The Rain (Feat. Tory Lanez)
  7. Don’t Judge Me (Feat. Future & Swae Lee)
  8. Dawsin’s Breek (Feaet. Jeremih)
  9. Don’t Sleep On Me (Feat. Future & 24Hrs)
  10. Stare (Feat. Pharrell Williams & Wiz Khalifa)
  11. Famous Friends
  12. So Am I (Feat. Damian Marley & Skrillex)
  13. Lil Favorite (Feat. Madeintyo)
  14. In Your Phone (With Lauren Jauregui)
  15. All The Time
  16. Famous Amy
  17. Side Effects
  18. Famous Last Words
  19. Message In A Bottle
  20. Nate Howard Intro

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.