Maluma Releases Music Video for New Single “Hawái”

Maluma is a wedding crasher…

The 26-year-old Colombian/songwriter singer has released his new single “Hawái,” along with the track’s drama-filled music video.

Maluma

The song finds Maluma heartbroken and plotting his next move to get his lady back — even if that means crashing her wedding.

Produced by Rude Boyz, the melodious pop song was penned by Maluma, KeitynEdgar Barrera and Bulle Nene with lyrics set in present day that tell the story of a toxic relationship and the aftermath of a breakup in the Instagram era. 

“Stop lying to yourself, the photo you put up with him saying he was your everything, I know you only posted it to make me jealous,” Maluma sings.

Maluma wrote the storyline for music video, which was shot in Miami. The action-packed video, directed by Jessy Terrero of Cinema Giants, opens with a scene of Maluma arguing with his girlfriend. After the huge blow up, they go their separate ways. On her wedding day to another man, he crashes the ceremony hoping she’ll take him back. And, the video ends with a plot twist.

“Hawái” follows Maluma’s chart-topping “ADMV” single which scored him his 16th No. 1 on Billboard’Latin Airplay chart. “ADMV” was also penned by Maluma and Barrera along with Vicente Barcoand Miky La Sensa.

The tracks drop ahead of Maluma’s forthcoming album, slated to be released later this year, according to Maluma.

In an interview with Apple Music, he said, “I didn’t know that I was about to release an album this year because all of these things are happening.”

Adding, “my first album [this year] is about to come. I had this chance to know myself again in this crazy sh– that is going on. So, I decided to make the music that I just wanted to do. “Hawái” for sure is the first single of my new album.”

Leoni Torres Teams Up with El Micha for New Single “Recordandote”

It’s a time of rememberance for Leoni Torres.

The 42-year-old Cuban singer has joined voices with El Micha for the single “Recordandote,” and the track’s music video.

Leoni Torres

The first collaborative effort between the Torres and his compatriot, “Recordandote” is a song about a man who’s trying to conquer the girl of his dreams: 

“I spend my life remembering you / and the hours go by remembering you / today I want to love you / I come to give you love.”

Leoni-Torres-&-El-Micha

“Recordante,” produced by Colombian producer Daneon, is a tropical-urban rhythm laced with El Micha’s distinguishable voice.

“We were both eager to be able to work together, but we were waiting for the right moment,” Torres expressed in an official statement. “We intend this to be the song that everyone prefers this summer, as it is romantic, danceable, and very fresh.”

The music video, directed by Alejandro Perez, shows both artists dancing in an empty pool as Torres video calls the girl he likes to serenade her with the song.

Torres, who penned “Traidora” by Marc Anthony and Gente de Zona and Pablo Milanes‘ “Para Que Un Día Vuelvas,” among others, wrote this single, which was originally interpreted by Jennifer Lopez and Maluma.

According to an official statement, the song would form part of an unpublished album by Lopez but was never released.

“Recordandote” marks Torres second release in 2020, following “Deja La Tristeza.”

Rosalía to Take Part in This Year’s Virtual Latin Music Week, Moved to October Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rosalía will help celebrate Latin music this fall…

The 26-year-old Spanish Grammy-winning singer-songwriterwill participate in this year’s Latin Music Week, a three-day immersive experience dedicated to Latin music, culture and entertainment.

Rosalia ELLE Summer 2020

Rosalia joins a roster of participating superstars that includes J BalvinTaboo and the Black Eyed PeasMaluma,Ozuna and Carlos Vives.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary as the longest-running and biggest Latin music industry, Latin Music Week2020 will take place on October 20-23. 

This year’s festivities will be virtual, and will feature intimate artist conversations, industry panels, workshops and performances.

“Latin music has become a formidable and undeniable uniting force around the world, so it’s fitting that this year’s virtual Latin Music Week will be globally accessible at no cost to the industry and fans for the first time,” said Leila Cobo, vp, Latin industry lead, Billboard. “While we were disappointed to postpone our April conference, our virtual event will allow us to connect with fans and artists from all over the world no matter where they are. During these very difficult times, we are thrilled to extend an invitation to all who wish to celebrate Latin music and culture.” 

This year’s Latin Music Week was originally scheduled to take place April 20-23 in Las Vegas, but was postponed due to COVID-19.

Additional participants and schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. 

To reserve a spot and receive updates, RSVP here.

Jennifer Lopez & Maluma Tease Upcoming Music Collaboration

Jennifer Lopez is making sweet music with a Latin heartthrob…

The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has officially announced she’s working on new material with Maluma.

Maluma x Jennifer Lopez

In a set of photos posted on their respective Instagram accountss, J.Lo and the 26-year-old Colombian superstar were all giggles and fun as they held a piece of paper and pen.

“This class, I like,” expressed Maluma. “Who do you think is the foolish one and who do you think is the wise one of the two?” he asked, assuring that a collaboration was in the works. “Oh, and we’re recording a hit.”

Lopez captioned her photos with what seemed to be part of the lyrics. “Pase lo que pase ‘toy pa’ ti,” which translated to, “whatever happens, I’m with you.” “Are you ready?” she asked her JLovers on social media.

Maluma x Jennifer Lopez

In addition to their upcoming song, Lopez and Maluma will co-star in the forthcoming rom-com Marry Me, where the Latin star will play one Lopez’s love interest.

According to Lopez, Marry Mewill include new music on its soundtrack from both her and Maluma. “I did an album with this movie, so there are all new songs, new music with it, so it’s exciting,” she said earlier this year on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “I have six to eight songs, and Maluma does two or three.”

Maluma Earns 16th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “ADMV”

It’s a sweet sixteen for Maluma

The 26-year-old Colombian singer’s “ADMV” has reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart as the song soars 4-1 on the July 11 survey. 

Maluma

It’s Maluma’s 16thNo. 1 on the all-genre list, which dates back to his former three-week leader “Borro Cassette” in November 2015.

“I’m super happy,” Maluma tells Billboard. “This 16thNo. 1 is extra special because ‘ADMV’ is a ballad that is very close to my heart and it means a lot at this time when the world is going through so much. It’s also amazing that my first Latin Airplay No. 1 was less than five years ago., so I am thankful for the fans and everyone at radio that have been so supportive.”

“ADMV,” an abbreviation for “Amor de mi vida,” marks Maluma’s second No. 1 of the year. 

He previously landed atop the tally with “Que Pena,” with J Balvin, which ruled the chart for one week.

“ADMV” also lands atop the Latin Pop Airplay chart.

AQUIHAYAQUIHAY Signs with Steve Aoki’s New Latinx-Focused Imprint Dim Mak En Fuego

Things may never be the same for AQUIHAYAQUIHAY

The Mexican anti-boy band has signed with Steve Aoki’s new Latinx-focused imprint Dim Mak En Fuego and launches its first single, “Ya No Es Igual.”

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The multi-faceted producer, who has collaborated with a slew of Latin artists — including Daddy Yankee, Maluma and Maná– launched the label to help nurture and develop Latinx artists “driven from the underground scene,” according to Aoki. The move was born from the bond he’s had with his global Latin fanbase.

“We’ve been planning this for quite some time now. These things take time to build and it all started when I started doing more of the Latin collaborations — it was then that I started planting the seeds,” Aoki tells Billboard. “I’ve gotten so much support from my Latin fanbase and I’ve built a bond with them and its culture. Their acceptance has not only helped me collaborate with Latin artists, but it’s also now allowed me to be part of the development and nurturing of Latin artists too.”

Aoki launched his own record label, Dim Mak, 24 years ago.

Dedicated to releasing hybrid sounds from the global underground alongside contemporary hitmakers, Dim Mak En Fuego’s team includes Bryan Linares (head of marketing) and Christian Herrerra (co-founder of Gasolina Party). Distribution partners include Merlin, A2IM and FUGA.

Their first and only signed artist (so far) is Mexican self-described anti-boy band AQUIHAYAQUIHAY, who launch the label with the release of their pop-tinged R&B track “Ya No Es Igual.”

“The idea of launching with AQUIHAYAQUIHAY really cements where we want Dim Mak En Fuego to land,” says Linares. “We could’ve come out with a straight reggaeton record but coming out with them feels very authentic to us because we come from the underground.”

“They are amazing young kids who are doing something different,” says Aoki of the group. “When we heard the music and saw what they’re doing and their drive I thought, ‘that’s it.’ This is the kind of feeling we need when we sign an artist. I’m excited about watching what they can do.”

J Balvin Leads Premios Juventud Nominees with 12

J Balvin is the Juventud’s darling…

Univision has announced the 2020 Premios Juventud nominations, with the 35-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer leading the pack.

J Balvin

Balvin received 12 nominations, including Video with a Purpose for the heart-wrenching “Rojo,” This Choreo Is On Fire for the dancetastic music video to “Amarillo,” and And Featuring, for being an artist that everyone wants to sing with.

He’s followed by Karol G, who picked up nine nods.

The 29-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer is nominated for Can’t Get Enough of This Song for her hit collaboration with Nicki Minaj, “Tusa,” Breaking the Internet, and Nailed It, for having the best manicure.

Bad Bunny picked up eight nominations, including The Traffic Jam (for songs you listen to while stuck in traffic) for “En Casita,” Sneakerhead and Scroll Stopper.

Other nominees include Anuel AA (7), Daddy Yankee (5), Manuel Turizo (5), Banda MS (4), Maluma (4),Sebastian Yatra (4), and Jennifer Lopez (3).

The New Generation – Female nominees include Jessie Reyez and Mariah, while the New Generation – Male nominees include Jhay CortezLunay and Myke Towers.

The 17th edition of the awards show includes 28 different categories with new and modified categories Spicy Regional SongsThe Perfect MixThe QuarantuneOMG Collaboration#StayAtHomeConcert and Influencer with a Cause.

For the first time, Ana Patricia GámezFrancisca Lachapel, and Borja Voces will host the three-hour live event beginning at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, August 13, preceded by “PJ Takeover,” a one-hour pre-show hosted by Jomari Goyso, Clarissa Molina and Amara La Negra, beginning at 7:00 pm ET.

Celebrating the hottest artists in Latin music, pop culture, digital media, fashion, TV, and social media, the annual ceremony will air in a different and creative way, keeping safety top of mind.

The show will include a virtual audience, an innovative integration of the latest state-of-the-art, augmented, and virtual reality technologies for award presentations, intros, and musical performances. In true PJ fashion, the 2020 event is set to inspire, motivate and lead, honoring Agents of Change, including the young frontline heroes during the current global health crisis.

PJ 2020 will broadcast live from Miami and feature artist performances, with organizers leveraging technology and innovation to provide a safe environment in delivering a live music awards show.

Fans can vote for their favorite artists on Premios Juventud.com.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Producer you know by Shout-Out (When an artist shouts out the producer’s name)
CHRIS JEDAY & GABY MUSIC DIMELO FLOW
DJ SNAKE
PLAY N SKILL
OVY ON THE DRUMS
SKY ROMPIENDO
STEVE AOKI
SUBELO NEO
TAINY
WILL.I.AM

The New Generation – Female (New female artist that make us dance)
CAZZU
EMILIA
JESSIE REYEZ
MARIAH
YENNIS

The New Generation – Male (New male artist that make us dance)
EL ALFA
JHAY CORTEZ
LUNAY
MYKE TOWERS
RAUW ALEJANDRO

The New Regional Mexican Generation (NewRegional Mexican Artist)
ALEX FERNÁNDEZ
CARIN LEÓN
GRUPO FIRME
NATANAEL CANO
NETO BERNAL

Spicy Regional Songs (Regional Mexican songs with “spicy” lyrics)
“Amor Tumbado” – NATANAEL CANO
“Cosas De La Clica” – HERENCIA DE PATRONES
“El Amor No Fue Pa’ Mi” – GRUPO FIRME FT. BANDA COLOSO
“El Circo” – EL FANTASMA
“Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo” – LENIN RAMÍREZ FT. GRUPO FIRME

The Traffic Jam (Songs you listen to while stuck in traffic)
“China” – ANUEL AA FT. DADDY YANKEE, KAROL G, OZUNA & J BALVIN
“Escondidos” – LA ADICTIVA
“Me Quedaré Contigo” – PITBULL X NE-YO FT. LENIER & EL MICHA
“No Elegí Conocerte” – BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
“Que Tire Pa’ ‘Lante” – DADDY YANKEE

Can’t Get Enough Of This Song (Songs you can’t stop singing)
“Mi Meta Contigo” – BANDA LOS SEBASTIANES
“Pegao” – CNCO FT. MANUEL TURIZO
“Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)” – BLACK EYED PEAS & J BALVIN
“Se Me Olvidó” – CHRISTIAN NODAL
“TUSA” – KAROL G FT. NICKI MINAJ

The Perfect Mix (Best collaboration song)
“China” – ANUEL AA FT. DADDY YANKEE, KAROL G, OZUNA & J BALVIN
“Indeciso” – REIK, J BALVIN & LALO EBRATT
“Pegao” – CNCO FT. MANUEL TURIZO
“Qué Maldición” – BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA FT. SNOOP DOGG
“Qué Pena” – MALUMA FT. J BALVIN

The Quarentune (Songs born during quarantine)
“Cuando Amanezca” – NIBAL, JUSTIN QUILES, DANNY OCEAN, FEID
“Color Esperanza (2020)” – Artistas múltiples: DIEGO TORRES, NICKY JAM, REIK, CAMILO, FARRUKO, RUBÉN BLADES, CAMILA, CARLOS VIVES, MAU Y RICKY, THALÍA, LESLIE GRACE, RAUW ALEJANDRO, PRINCE ROYCE, PEDRO CAPÓ, KANY GARCÍA, LEONEL GARCIA, RÍO ROMA, DIEGO EL CIGALA, JORGE VILLAMIZAR, CARLOS RIVERA, IVETE SANGALO, COTI SOROKIN, LALI, GENTE DE ZONA, FONSECA, DANI MARTÍN, MANUEL TURIZO, ÁNGELA TORRES, ARA MALIKIAN , DILSINHO
“El Mundo Afuera” – ALEJANDRO SANZ
“El Tiempo Pasa (Cuarentena)” – FARRUKO
“En Casita” – BAD BUNNY
“Es Hora De Unirse” – BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
“Esta Cuarentena” – ABRAHAM MATEO
“I Believe That We Will Win” – PITBULL
“Resistencia” – KENDO KAPONI
“Tomar Distancia” – PISO 21

OMG Collaboration (Unexpected collaborations)
BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA & SNOOP DOGG – “Qué Maldición”
NATANAEL CANO & BAD BUNNY – “Soy El Diablo (Remix)”
REYKON & WILLIE COLÓN – “Perriando (La Murga Remix)”
SHAKIRA & ANUEL AA – “Me Gusta”
T3R ELEMENTO & FARRUKO – “DEL Barrio A La Ciudad”

And Featuring… (The artist that everyone wants to sing with)
ANUEL AA
DADDY YANKEE
J BALVIN
MANUEL TURIZO
NATTI NATASHA

Can’t Get Enough (Artist that I follow on social media that I always want to see)
BAD BUNNY
FRIDA SOFÍA
JENNIFER LOPEZ
KAROL G
SEBASTIÁN YATRA

Together They Fire Up My Feed (Couple or friends that appear on each others’ feeds)
CAMILA CABELLO & SHAWN MENDES
KAROL G & ANUEL AA
NICKY JAM & CYDNEY MOREAU
ROSALÍA & KYLIE JENNER
SEBASTIÁN YATRA & MAU Y RICKY

Scroll Stopper (Artists that halt us from scrolling just to see their posts)
BAD BUNNY
CARDI B
GUAYNAA
SEBASTIÁN YATRA
THALÍA

#Pet Goals (Artists that post with their pets)
EL DASA CON BENITO
FRIDA SOFÍA CON PHILLIPPE
J BALVIN CON PAZ Y FELICIDAD
KAROL G Y ANUEL AA CON GOKU
MALUMA CON BONNIE Y CLYDE

#Stay Home Concert (Best at-home concert)
ALEJANDRO SANZ & JUANES – “#LaGiraSeQuedaEnCasa”
CARLOS VIVES – “#NoTeVayasDeTuCasa El Show de Carlos Vives”
CHRISTIAN NODAL – “Juntos Por La Música #StayHome #WithMe #QuédateEnCasa
GERARDO ORTIZ – “Juntos Por La Música #StayHome #WithMe #QuédateEnCasa”
SECH – “#YouTubeAndChill Concert”

Breaking the Internet (Artists that post pictures that break the internet)
CHIQUIS RIVERA
KAROL G
LUNAY
MALUMA
NATTI NATASHA

Triple Threat (Influencer that does it all and dominates at least 3 areas: Social Media platforms, television, film or music)
DANILEIGH
JUANPA ZURITA
ISABELA MERCED
LUISA FERNANDA W
MARIO BAUTISTA

Name a Better Duo (Friends, siblings or couples that frequently create content together)
ANALISSE & KAT RODRÍGUEZ
CALLE Y POCHÉ
JUANPA ZURITA & MARIO RUIZ
KAREN GONZÁLEZ & SEBASTIÁN ROBLES
MARTÍNEZ TWINS

Best LOL Award (Funny content creators)
ALEX GUZMAN (BLESIV)
GADIEL DEL ORBE
LEJUAN JAMES
LOUIE CASTRO
SALICE ROSE

Influencer With A Cause (Influencers who use their platforms for a good cause)
CANELO ÁLVAREZ
EDWIN CASTRO
INDYA MOORE
JESSICA Y JP DOMINGUEZ
JULISSA CALDERÓN

High Fashion (Always dressed “High Fashion” for Red Carpet Events)
BAD BUNNY
JENNIFER LOPEZ
MALUMA
SOFÍA CARSON
THALÍA

Trendsetter (Setting Fashion Trends)
BAD BUNNY
BILLIE EILISH
CAZZU
J BALVIN|
SOFÍA REYES

Sneakerhead (Loves sneakers more than anything)
BAD BUNNY
DE LA GHETTO
J BALVIN
KAROL G
ROSALÍA

Hair Obsessed (Has the trendiest hairstyles)
AMARA LA NEGRA
CAMILO
J BALVIN
JENNIFER LOPEZ
PABLLO VITTAR

Nailed It (Has the best “Manicure”)
BAD BUNNY
BILLIE EILISH
CARDI B
KAROL G
ROSALÍA

This Choreo Is On Fire (Best dance choreography in a music video)
“Aguardiente” – GREEICY
“Amarillo” – J BALVIN
“Bogaloo Supreme” – VICTOR MANUELLE Y WISIN
“Que Tire Pa’ ‘Lante” – DADDY YANKEE
“Whine Up” – NICKY JAM Y ANUEL AA

Video With A Purpose (Video with best social messaging)
“Aleluya” – REIK Y MANUEL TURIZO
“Me Estás Matanado” – NATTI NATASHA
“No Ha Parado De Llover” – MANÁ Y SEBASTIÁN YATRA
“Rojo” – J BALVIN
“Tiburones” – RICKY MARTIN

Feid Releases “Porfa” Remix Featuring J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Maluma & Sech

Feid is (re)mixing things up…

The 27-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter has recruited some big name Latin stars for the recently released remix of his single “Porfa.”

Feid

Feid recruited his good friends J BalvinNicky JamMaluma and Sech for the star-studded collaboration.

The original Sky Rompiendo-produced track, released late last year, featured Justin Quiles

The song perfectly highlights Feid’s distinguishable R&B-tropical-pop fusions. In February, he dropped the official music video.

With the remix, Feid has coined the song as “possibly his best song all year.” 

“Porfa” is about wanting your ex to come back to you.

“I ask you to please don’t leave, stay with me/ I lost track of all the days I haven’t eaten/ I’m going crazy looking for you and I can’t find you/ I don’t want to touch anyone else to be with you,” the lyrics express. 

On the remix, the collaborators spit their verses asking for their girl to return.

The nearly seven-minute music video shows all six artists performing the song in a neon-drenched room with old televisions as different models are wandering alone as a sign that they’re enjoying their independence.

On the Billboard charts, “Porfa” has secured chart entries on Hot Latin Songs and Latin Airplay charts.

Maluma Taking Part in OneHuManity’s (OHM) ‘Dream With Us’ 24-hour Livestream Event

Maluma is lettin’ you in on his dreams…

The 26-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter and more than 150 stars will take part in OneHuManity‘s (OHMDream With Us 24-hour livestream show on Friday, May 29 at 12:00 pm ET.

Maluma

Maluma’s La Respuesta” collaboratoBecky G will also participate alongside the likes of Dua Lipa and Jason Derulo.

Dream With Us aims to combine live musical performances, real-time challenges, one-on-one interviews and empowering stories for a full day of festivities presented by OHM Live and Constellation, an inspirational human impact organization co-founded by Dubai-based entrepreneurs Jean-Karl Saliba and Zaid Frederiks.

“Dreams can’t be quarantined. Dreams know no boundaries, no race, no color and no religion. Dreams have the power to change the world. Our vision is to amplify human connection within an ecosystem that enables dreamers to build a community and connect globally,” Saliba and Frederiks said in a statement. “We engage with humanity by using the power of our shared and collective dreams with the goal to positively reshape the narrative of our planet.”

Not only does the livestream event hope to collect one billion dreams for its unifying, algorithmically constructed “Dream Art” for viewers to share across social media, but it will collect donations to benefit Global Gift Foundation, Médecins Sans FrontièresDubai Cares, the International Red Cross, the Red Crescent Movement and FromU2ThemDream With Us will be the biggest production out of Dubai to serve the entire world.

Dream With Us will simulcast from Constellation’s YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok accounts and official website as well as the ABC News Live network.

Maluma Gives Architectural Digest a Look Inside His Colombian Countryside Home

Malumais opening his doors to his lavish home…

The 26-year-old Colombian singer, who’ll make his big screen debut opposite Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming romantic comedy Marry Me, has given Architectural Digest (AD) a video tour of his modern yet cozy house in the countryside near his hometown of Medellín.

Maluma

Maluma calls his home his “sanctuary.”S

“It feels amazing to be here and enjoy my house,” Maluma says of his art-filled home, which he has owned for three years and has decorated in a palette of browns and whites. “I needed this time in my life to enjoy and see all of the things that I have been building for a long time.” 

He explains that he always dreamed of owning a place with an indoor-outdoor feel, and this one certainly delivers. 

The main living space features high ceilings and glass walls (not to mention a sleek floating staircase situated above a tranquil water feature), with lush green foliage visible from all angles. 

The centerpiece—surrounded by a white piano, a KAWS sculpture, and horse artwork—is a unique round seating area sunken into the light hardwood floor with a sculptural fire pit in the center. 

“I love sitting down [here] with my family,” says Maluma. A simple pile of fluffy rugs and pillows provides another sitting area, where he says games of Unoand Jengaoften take place.

There’s a Scandinavian influence to the kitchen, which has all-white handleless cabinets. And although he has a chef quarantining with him, Maluma insists on making his morning coffee himself, sipping it on his deck each morning from one of his multiple mugs with various family members’ pictures on them. 

If the main floor shows off his eye for design, the lower level of the home reflects Maluma’s fun side. It seems to have everything one could ever need to stay entertained during quarantine, including a full gym, a movie theater, a blackjack table, and a Ping-Pong table that he says sees a lot of use. From this game room, comprising a framed collection of soccer jerseys, one can access the backyard, where there’s a large pool with a sleek ivory-colored pool deck, a hot tub, and a meat smoker for barbecues.

Even though everyone is eager to see the pandemic come to an end, Maluma concludes the tour with a message for fans in both Spanish and English: “I hope you guys stay at home…it’s cool to stay at home.”