The 29-year-old Colombian singer is set to give her first performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards during this year’s ceremony.
Karol G is nominated in the Best Video and Best Collaboration categories for her Nicki Minaj collaboration, “Tusa.” She’s also up for Best Latin.
Karol G joins a roster of performers that includes Little Mix, Alicia Keys, Sam Smith, Maluma, a nominee in the Best Latin category, Doja Cat, DaBaby, David Guetta, YUNGBLUD, Zara Larsson, Tate McRae and Jack Harlow.
The show will feature appearances from DJ Khaled, Lewis Hamilton, Winnie Harlow, Bebe Rexha, Rita Ora, Big Sean, Roman Reigns, Anitta, Madison Beer, Anne-Marie, Aya Nakamura, Barbara Palvin and Raye.
The 2020 MTV EMAs will take place on November 8 from various places across the European Union.
The project includes the participation of famed photographer Estevan Oriol and iconic Los Angeles-based artist Mister Cartoon aka Mark Machado.
Michael Connolly, under his Mad Hatter Entertainment banner, brought the elements together.
Lopez is in final talks to star and executive produce the project through his Travieso Productions, with Javier Rodriguez writing the pilot. Oriol and Cartoon will executive-produce.
“I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Cartoon, Estevan, Jada and Michael for this series and developing a show with STXtv,” Lopez said. “Cartoon and Estevan are the DaVincis of our community; they have been the street chroniclers of our uniquely Chicano story … our American story. I’m looking forward to working with them and the rest of the team to expand their canvas to capture the diverse stories and people that make our culture and community so amazing, colorful and vibrant.”
This authentic L.A.-based series examines a family coming to terms with the falsehoods of the American Dream and their ability to defy expectations.
“I want to create a vision of Los Angeles inspired by my tattoos and murals that enriches and showcases the culture, opening it up to new audiences,” Cartoon said. “Putting together the dream team of Latino street culture and a collection of creative minds headed up by George Lopez, who is born and raised in L.A. and is an icon of our community. George’s experience and sense of humor acts as a foundation for this team.”
Oriol and Cartoon’s longtime collaborators Mark Suroff and Marco Valadez, who produced LA Originals, also will serve as executive producers with Connolly.
“I’m looking forward to developing this with Cartoon, George, Jada and Michael,” said Oriol. “STXtv truly gets what it takes to develop a real show that can only be made in LA. This is the dream team. Period. It doesn’t get more authentic than this and I’m proud and privileged to be invited on this ride.”
He previously starred in Lopez for TV Land and Saint George for FX. And he had a talk show that ran from 2009-11. While his hit comedy George Lopez, whichended in 2007, ran on ABC, STXtv will zero in on buyers in the cable and streaming markets.
Cartoon is L.A.’s legendary tattoo artist, designer and cultural icon whose stylish and influential global work has been featured on countless celebrities including Kobe Bryant, Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Beyoncé, Lewis Hamilton, Snoop Dogg and many others. Cartoon also designed the logos for Cypress Hill and Eminem’s Shady Records, and his résumé includes cutting-edge designs for Nike, the LA Clippers and T-Mobile and others.
Oriol is an internationally celebrated photographer, director and urban lifestyle entrepreneur. Beginning as a tour manager for Cypress Hill and House of Pain, he developed a passion for photography as he documented life on the road to become hip-hop’s best-known chronicler; his work has been showcased in bestselling books, select galleries, and institutions, including the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives,Mesa Contemporary Art Center, Petersen Automotive Museum, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ and New York’s Art in the Streets exhibit. He has photographed Eminem, Kim Kardashian, Cypress Hill, Dennis Hopper, Blink-182, Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, and Danny Trejo, among many others. He most recently executive produced the film Lowridersand directed the hit Netflix documentary L.A. Originals.
L.A. Originalswas critically acclaimed and extremely successful, introducing new fans to the world to Oriol and Cartoon.
The 28-year-old Argentine soccer star picked up the Best International Athlete prize at this year’s ESPY Awards.
Messi, a forward for Spanish club FCBarcelona and the Argentina national team, beat Real Madrid‘s Cristiano Ronaldo, tennis player Novak Djokovic, golfer Lydia Ko and F1 driver Lewis Hamilton.
Messi became the all-time leading scorer in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. He helped Barcelona claim the 2014-15 Champions League title as the joint top scorer (10) and the assists leader (6).
It’s Messi’s second Best International Athlete win. He previously took home the award in 2012.
But the soccer star wasn’t the only Latino athlete honored at this year’s awards show…
Victor Espinoza took home the award for Best Jockey…
The 43-year-old Mexican jockey won the Triple Crown in 2015 on American Pharoah. Espinoza helped end the longest streak without a Triple Crown winner in the history of American horse racing, with 13 horses losing in the Belmont Stakes after winning the first two races in the series.
Here’s a look at this year’s ESPY Award winners:
Best Team: U.S. Women’s Soccer – FIFA Best Male Athlete: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Best Play (bracket-style): Odell Beckham catch vs. 16. Albany goalie lacrosse goal Best Comeback Athlete: Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots Best Female Athlete: Ronda Rousey, MMA Best Moment: Lauren Hill Jimmy V Award for Perseverance: Devon and Leah Still Pat Tillman Award for Service: Danielle Green Icon Award: Derek Jeter Arthur Ashe Award for Courage: Caitlyn Jenner Best Championship Performance:LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers Best Male College Athlete: Marcus Mariota, Oregon Football Best Breakthrough Athlete:Mo’ne Davis, Little League Baseball Best NBA Player: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Best Record-Breaking Performance:Peyton Manning throws record-509th touchdown pass Best Upset:Mississippi over Alabama, FBS Best Fighter:Ronda Rousey, MMA Best Jockey:Victor Espinoza Best Game:Patriots vs. Seahawks, Super Bowl Best Coach/Manager: Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors Best Comeback Athlete: Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Best International Athlete: Lionel Messi, Barcelona/Argentina Best NFL Player:Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Best MLB Player: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels Best NHL Player: Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks Best Driver: Kevin Harvick, NASCAR Best WNBA Player: Skylar Diggins, Tulsa Best Male Golfer:Jordan Spieth Best Female Golfer: Lydia Ko Best Male Tennis Player: Novak Djokovic Best Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams Best Female College Athlete: Missy Franklin, Cal Swimming Best Male Action Sports Athlete: Ryan Dungey, Motocross Best Female Action Sports Athlete:Kelly Clark, Snowboarding Best Male Athlete with a Disability:Krige Schabort, Triathlon Best Female Athlete with a Disability:Becca Meyers, Swimming Best Bowler: Jason Belmonte Best MLS Player: Robbie Keane, Los Angeles Galaxy