Paloma Mami Teams Up with Major Lazer for Hot New Single “QueLoQue”

It’s a Major moment for Paloma Mami

The 20-year-old Chilean-American singer has joined voices with Major Lazer on the steamy new single “QueLoQue.”

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The urbano track, which features inflections of merengue, has apparently been in development for some time.

 

“‘QueLoQue’ has been in the works for a while now and I’m so happy to finally be able to share it with you all,” says Paloma Mami. “It has a fire energy to it with some elements of old school reggaeton and mixing it with that electronic touch from Major Lazer = PALO!”

 

 

The song is the latest preview of Major Lazer’s upcoming album Music Is The Weapon, which comes out on October 23.

 

Paloma Mami, a two-time Premio Lo Nuestro nominee, has previously released the singles “Goteo,” “Mami,” and “No Te Debi Besar,” featuring C. Tangana.

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Anitta Signs Worldwide Management Deal with Brandon Silverstein’s S10 Entertainment

Anittais under new management…

The 26-year-old Brazilian superstar has signed with Brandon Silverstein’s S10 Entertainment for worldwide management, joining a roster that includes Normani and Jacob Banks.

Anitta

“Anitta is a global superstar who continues to push the envelope musically,” said Silverstein in a statement. “At S10, we’re excited to continue to both build her international platform and extend her influence throughout North America. It’s an honor to join her family and kick off this chapter with her.”

Silverstein added a “special thanks” to Anitta’s brother, Renan Machado, and attorney, Ed Shapiro.

In the past two years, Anitta has crossed over from the Brazilian marketplace to global stardom, with hits both in Spanish and English. The move is rare for a Brazilian artist, but Anitta has managed to connect not only through her music and strategic collaborations with the likes of J BalvinDJ Snake and Major Lazer, but also through huge following on social media.

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“After five years taking care of my own career, I’ve decided to pass the baton,” Anitta wrote on Instagramto her more than 40 million followers in a lengthy Portuguese-language post typical of her openness with her fans.

“After searching for a long time, I found the American version of my head. Truth is, the mix of my head and and my brother’s was always the perfect balance for our crazy ideas. Brandon comes to our Anitta family, like everyone else has, learning humbly about us, with a lot of respect for everything we’ve built and eager to win.”

Anitta was previously managed by Shots Studiooutside Brazil and has parted ways amicably with company heads John and Sam Shahidi, who were among those posting congrats on Instagram.

She’s currently working on a new album and continues to tour internationally. Her docuseries, Vai Anitta, can be seen on Netflix.

J Balvin Releases New Sean Paul Collaboration, “Contra La Pared”

J Balvin’s back is up against the wall

The 33-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer has joined voices with Sean Paul for their latest collaboration, “Contra La Pared.”

J Balvin & Sean Paul

J Balvin released the infectious new tune on Thursday, with the music video released a day later.

In a behind-the-scenes clip for the upcoming video posted by Entertainment Tonight, the duo find themselves in at Utah’s Lake Powell among cars, helicopters and a slew of dancers.

“Working with artists like Sean and J Balvin, these are the kind of artists that I like to work with because they actually do things that are different and they are not afraid to take planes, trains and automobiles to get out to a place like this,” director Andy Hines says in the behind-the-scenes. “[This] is a location where no one has really shot here before. I’m super excited already and I can’t wait to share.”

The duo collaborated previously on Major Lazer’s 2017 track “Buscando Huellas.” 

Demi Lovato to Release New Single “Sorry Not Sorry” Next Week

Demi Lovato is preparing to offer a special apology this month…

The 24-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress will release her new single “Sorry Not Sorry” on July 11.

Demi Lovato

Lovato teased an instrumental of the track on Instagram on Wednesday (July 5) and posted a video on Twitter the next day revealing the song’s title.

Coming off of a successful start to 2017, being named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the Spring and teaming up with Fabletics for her own charitable athletic wear collection, Lovato is also releasing an album later this year.

Demi Lovato

“My fans can look forward to that.” Lovato told Billboard in May. “It’s more soulful and I want to go more R&B with it.”

Meantime, Lovato is a headliner at the Billboard Hot 100 Festival on July 19-20 at Jones Beach Theater, alongside Big Sean, Major Lazer, Zedd and 50+ other incredible acts.

Cabello Working with Major Lazer on New Music

Camila Cabello is apparently Lazer-focused on her solo career…

Major Lazer are dishing some major details about their studio time with the 20-year-old Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony member.

Major Lazer & Camila Cabello

In an exclusive interview with Billboard Dance on Tuesday, the dance supergroup divulged more about their forthcoming collaborations Cabello.

The trio’s founder Diplo has teased their studio time together multiple times on Snapchat, the latest being back in January alongside Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat.

And it seems the year-long stream of social media snippets resulted in a lot of unreleased material between them.

“We made like 20 songs with Camila Cabello,” Diplo says. “We love her.”

Diplo confirmed that there is a particular track in mind, set for release in the near future, but that “until we have the video and the song is on iTunes, you never know.” He adds, “But of course we have stuff with her. She’s done stuff with a lot of our friends, like Cashmere Cat, Benny Blanco, Frank Dukes — a lot of great producers we work with.”

There’s a good reason Camila has developed a close working relationship with the powerhouse trio: In the midst of her skyrocketing fame, she feels grounded when she’s with them. “Sometimes we just take for granted because we’re old, we’re not even famous,” Diplo says. “When you’re young and you’re that amazing and famous like that, it’s hard to live and be normal. When we’re with her, she enjoys that time because we take her places where she can enjoy herself. We love her, her voice is amazing. We’ve done many demos.”

Jauregui Takes the Stage with Marian Hill to Perform New Collaboration “Back to Me”

Lauren Jauregui is letting it Snow(Globe) this New Year with a new single…

The 20-year-old Cuban-American singer and Fifth Harmony member made a special appearance at the SnowGlobe Festival in South Lake Tahoe, California to perform alongside Marian Hill.

Lauren Jauregui

Jauregui collaborated with Hill on new track “Back to Me,” and they took the stage on for their first public live performance together.

“It’s so cool to sing your own words and watch people in the crowd f— with it..truly the most incredible experience #thankyou,” Jauregui announced on Twitter after the show, on Saturday (December 31).

“SLAYED it so proud to be the first of many,” Marian Hill wrote back.

The SnowGlobe lineup, which took place from December 29-31, also featured artists including the Chainsmokers, Major Lazer, Flume, Lil Yachty, D.R.A.M. and more.

Gomez to Headline This Year’s Global Citizen Festival

Selena Gomez is a global citizen

The 24-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress has been named one of the headline acts at this year’s Global Citizen Festival.

Selena Gomez

The annual free-ticketed event, which is held on the Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park, will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

In addition to Gomez, other headliners include Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Metallica.

The Festival will harness actions from millions of Global Citizens around the world to hold world leaders accountable to the progress made toward achieving the Global Goals set out by the United Nations last year.

Special guest performers include Usher, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Ellie Goulding, Yandel, and Yusuf/Cat Stevens.

Hosts for this year’s festival include Chelsea Handler, Deborra-lee & Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek Pinault and Seth Meyers.

Since 2012, more than six million actions from Global Citizens have led world leaders to enact policy changes and commit significant resources to issues of girls and women’s equality, education, health, water and sanitation, environment, finance and innovation, and food and hunger. These financial and policy commitments and announcements are set to affect the lives of up to 656 million people.

“I couldn’t be more honored to participate in the Global Citizen Festival as it continues to help solve important issues around the world. I am particularly proud to be involved this year as the focus is on education. As an artist with many young fans, I believe everyone has the right to an education,” said Gomez.

A live simulcast of the full concert will air on MSNBC and MSNBC.com.

Global Citizens can earn their admission to the free-ticketed Festival by joining the social action platform at globalcitizenfestival.com. Ticket draws will occur throughout the summer and fans will be notified via Global Citizen when they have been selected. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be available for purchase through Ticketmaster starting on Thursday, July 28th.

Fifth Harmony to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammy Awards Show

Ally Brooke Hernandez, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui are ready to make their Latin Grammys debut.

Fifth Harmony

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members have been added to the performance lineup for this year’s awards show.

No word on what song the all-girl group, named to this year’s Billboard 21 Under 21 list, will perform, but the ladies did release a Spanish version of their hit single “Worth It.” Entitled “(Worth It) Dame Esta Noche,” was released earlier this summer.

In addition to Fifth Harmony, the Latin Recording Academy has booked OMIRicky MartinEspinoza PazMaluma and Banda el Recodo to take the stage at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on November 19 for Latin music’s biggest night.

Six-time Grammy winners Banda El Recodo, Latin urban phenom Maluma and regional Mexican star  Paz each received one nomination this year — best banda album for Mi Vicio Más Grande, best urban performance for “El Tiki,” and best regional song for “Perdí La Pose,” respectively.

 

Pop idol Martin is also among this year’s nominees, having scored three nods: record of the year and song of the year for “Disparo Al Corazón” and best contemporary pop vocal album for A Quien Quiera Escuchar.

Previously announced performers include Julión ÁlvarezBomba Estéreo with Will SmithJ BalvinChoc Quib TownSilvestre DangondNicky JamNatalia JiménezNatalia LafourcadeJuan Luis GuerraMajor Lazer and mØ, Matisse, and Raquel Sofía.

Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Roberto Carlos will also grace the stage for a special performance.