Anuel AA to Speak at This Year’s LatinFest+ 

Anuel AAis ready to talk the talk…

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and singeris set to speak at this year’s LatinFest+ by Billboard and Telemundo, taking place from April 20 to 23 in Las Vegas. 

Anuel AA

He’ll participate in a panel titled “Viva Live with Anuel,” where he’ll talk about the making of his upcoming new album to be released under Sony Music Latin.

Anuel earned his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albumschart with his 2018 debut album Real Hasta la Muerte(on the list dated July 28). 

After the global success of hits like “Ella Quiere Beber,” “Secreto,” and “China,” his new single “KEII” opens at No. 3 on the Hot Latin Songschart (dated February 22), earning him his first top 10 debut of the year on the tally and his 14th top 10 overall. 

The new single, which is Japanese for “respect,” adds his 14th top 10 on the list, following “Me Gusta,” his collaboration with Shakira(No. 6 peak).

Other stars confirmed so far to participate at Latinfest+ include OzunaJ BalvinRosaliaCarlos Vives, and Los Tigres del NorteSechLunayManuel TurizoNatanael CanoCazzuMariahMyke Towers, and Jhay Cortezwill also participate as part of the “On The Rise: The New Generation of Urban Men and Women” panel.

Formerly known as Billboard Latin Music Week, the three-day event and panel series, which has been revamped and expanded in a partnership with Telemundo, will unite Latin music’s top artists and industry leaders. The inaugural Latinfest+ also marks the 30th anniversary of Billboard’s Latin Music Conference, the longest-running and biggest Latin music gathering in the world.

Registration for 2020 LatinFest+ is already open at http://latinfestplus.com.

Christian Nodal to Announce This Year’s Latin American Music Awards Nominees on Telemundo

Christian Nodal is ready to read the names…

The 20-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter will join forces with Puerto Rican rising star Lunay to announce the nominees for the 2019 Latin American Music Awards live from Billboard Studios.

Christian Nodal

On Wednesday, Telemundowill reveal the nominees for the 2019Latin AMAsstarting at 7:00 am ET on the network’s morning show Un Nuevo Dia.

At 9:00 am ET, the announcement will be extended to digital platforms for the first simultaneous live broadcast. From Telemundo Centerin Miami and Billboard Studios in New York, some categories will be revealed through the official Twitteraccounts of Billboard(@billboard), Billboard Latin(@billboardlatin), Telemundo (@telemundo), Latin AMAs(@latinamas), AMAs(@amas) and Premios Billboard(@latinbillboards).

While Nodal and Lunay will be in New York, Mau y Ricky and Mariahwill be performing at Miami’s Telemundo Center.

The 2019 Latin AMAs nominees will be based on key fan interactions with music, including sales, streaming and social activity according to Billboard‘s analysis through their data allies of Nielsen Musicand Next Big Sound, covering the period from August 10, 2018, to July 25, 2019.

The awards will broadcast live on Telemundo from the Dolby Theaterin Hollywood on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 8:00 pm ET.

Mariah Angeliq Perez Named Brand Ambassador of Bulova’s “Tune of Time” Campaign

Mariah Angeliq Perez is havin’ the time of her life…

The 19-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American singer, one of Billboard’s 10 Artists to Watch earlier this year, has been named as the brand ambassador for Bulova’s “Tune of Time” campaign. 

Mariah Angeliq Perez,

The Miami-based artist flaunts her Caribbean roots in the nearly two-minute spot. Mariah is seen walking around some of Miami’s tourist spots, including Calle OchoMiami Beach, and the famed 24-hour Nicaraguan restaurant, El Yambo, which is owned by her grandfather. 

“I’m super proud to be from Miami. 305 till’ I die,” the “Perreito” singer says in the clip. “And I’m Latina. Puerto Rican and Cuban. That’s just a dope mix.” 

“Mariah, as a young and talented emerging artist, amplifies some of the core values that Bulova holds: being innovative and breaking barriers,” a Bulova brand representative tells Billboard. “Alongside its ‘Tune of Time’ campaign, Bulova ties in their ‘History of Firsts’ message, celebrating a moment in a person’s life that is remembered forever. In this case, Mariah touches on the first time she realized she wanted to pursue a career in music.”

The watch brand launched the new short-form video series “Tune of Time” to spotlight some of today’s most promising emerging musical artists under the mentorship of the legendary Nile Rodgers

According to the website, the partnership is “a new reflection of our deep commitment to music, established by Bulova’s ongoing partnerships with the Grammyawards, Latin Recording Academy, and Grammy Museum, and the recognition that music underscores many of life’s most memorable moments.”