The Latino actor/singer has been cast in the world premiere in New York this September of multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan’s musical The Wrong Man.
Vasquez will star opposite Tony-nominee Joshua Henry and Ciara Renéein the musical.
The Wrong Man is set in Reno, Nevada, and tells the story of Duran, a man just scraping by, who is accused of a murder he says he didn’t commit.
Golan’s first stage musical was initially conceived as an acoustic solo piece, but over a decade has grown to include a full-length concept album and an animated film.
Previews begin on Wednesday, September 18, with an opening night of October 7, at the Off Broadway MCC Theater.
Golan (book, music, lyrics) has written massive hits for a massive roster of artists including Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Lady Antebellum, Michael Bublé, Selena Gomez, Keith Urban, Ariana Grande, Flo Rida, One Direction, Idina Menzel, Nelly, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Cee Lo Green, 5 Seconds of Summer, Prince Royce, Snoop Dogg, Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Andy Grammer, James Blunt, Big Sean and Travis Barker.
Vasquez has appeared on Broadwayin Hamilton,WaitressandWicked, and on television inThe Good Fight, Curb Your Enthusiasm andThe Code.
iHeartMedia has announced that 32 artists will receive the company’s Titanium Award for reaching a threshold of 1 billion total audience spins of their hits throughout 2018, including the 33-year-old part-Puerto Rican Grammy-winning crooner.
Mars will be recognized for his hit single, “Finesse,” featuring Cardi B. The remixed track peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
But that isn’t the only single to earn Cardi B a Titanium Award.
The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation is also earning recognition for her chart-topping single “I Like It,” featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, as well as her No. 1 hit collaboration with Maroon 5on “Girls Like You.”
Camila Cabellowill be recognized for surpassing the 1 billion spins mark for two of her smash singles, “Havana” and “Never Be the Same.”
Meanwhile, Demi Lovato‘s “Sorry Not Sorry,” which was released in July 2017, has also earned the 26-year-old part-Mexican American singer a Titanium Award.
Other recipients and their tunes are Bazzi‘s “Mine,”Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line‘s “Meant to Be,” Drake‘s “God’s Plan,” Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules,” Ed Sheeran‘s “Perfect,” Halsey for “Bad at Love” and her collab with G-Eazy “Him & I,” Imagine Dragons‘ “Thunder,” Khalid featuring Normani‘s “Love Lies,” Lauv‘s “I Like Me Better,” MAX featuring Gnash‘s “Lights Down Low,” NF‘s “Let You Down,” P!nk‘s “What About Us,” Portugal. The Man‘s “Feel It Still,” Post Malone for “Better Now,” “Rockstar” and “Psycho,” Taylor Swift‘s “Delicate,” and Zedd, Maren Morrisand Grey‘s “The Middle.”
The total audience spins is calculated based on Mediabase airplay multiplied by the number of persons listening to the radio at the time of those plays, equaling total audience impressions, which is the broadcast equivalent of the number of streams from a streaming music service. More Titanium Award recipients will be announced as artists reach the milestone throughout 2019 on iHeartRadiostations.
Last year’s winners include Alessia Caraand Zedd, Bruno Mars, DJ Snake, DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokersand Coldplay, Charlie Puth, Imagine Dragons, James Arthur, Kygoand Selena Gomez, Luis Fonsiand Daddy Yankee, Maroon 5, Niall Horan, Sam Hunt, Shawn Mendes, Rihanna, Zayn and Taylor Swift and French Montana.
The nominations for Nickelodeon‘s 2019 Kids Choice Awards are in, with the 26-year-old Dominican American rap sensation earning the most nods of any Latina/o artist.
Cardi B earned four nominations, including Favorite Female Artist, where she’ll face off against fellow Latinas Selena Gomez and Camila Cabello.
She’s also up for Favorite Breakout Artist for the second year in a row, as well as Favorite Collaboration for two of her chart-topping songs: “Girls Like You” (Maroon 5) and “I Like It” (Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin).
Zoe Saldanaearned two nods.
The 40-year-old half-Dominican/half-Puerto Rican American actress is up for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Butt-Kicker for her role as Gamorain Avengers: Infinity War.
Other nominees include Noah Centineo, Jennifer Lopez and Bruno Mars.
DJ Khaled will host this year’s awards show, which will be broadcast live on Saturday, March 23.
Here’s a look at all the nominations:
Favorite Funny TV Show
The Big Bang Theory
Favorite TV Drama
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
The Walking Dead
Favorite Reality Show
America’s Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
Favorite TV Host
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
Kevin Hart (TKO: Total Knock Out)
Liza Koshy & Marc Summers (Double Dare)
Nick Cannon & JoJo Siwa (Lip Sync Battle Shorties)
Cardi Bis holding the Top 10 fort on the music charts…
The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation’s collaboration with Maroon 5, “Girls Like You,” ties a longevity record on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 16).
The former seven-week No. 1 single holds at No. 10, logging a 33rd week in the top 10.
The song matches Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” for the longest top 10 run in the chart’s 60-year history. Sheeran’s smash led the list for 12 weeks in 2017.
Here’s an updated look at the songs that have spent the most time in the Hot 100’s top 10, dating to the chart’s August 4, 1958, inception:
Most weeks in Hot 100’s top 10 33, “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, 2018-19 33, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, 2017 32, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, 2016-17 32, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, 1997-98 31, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 2014-15 30, “Smooth,” Santana feat. Rob Thomas, 1999-2000
The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and digital sales data and, along with all charts, will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Feb. 12).
“Girls” charges 22-6 on the Digital Song Sales chart, up 123 percent to 19,000 downloads sold in the week ending February 7, according to Nielsen Music. It also pushes 24-21 on Streaming Songs with a 13 percent boost to 20.5 million U.S. streams in the same tracking week. It keeps at No. 6 on Radio Songs (77.8 million audience impressions, down 2 percent, in the week ending Feb. 10), which it led for 16 weeks.
Maroon 5 had previously spent a high of 21 weeks in the top 10 with three hits: “Sugar” (2015), “One More Night” (2012-13) and “Moves Like Jagger,” featuring Christina Aguilera (2011).
More people ShazamedClean Bandit and the 26-year-old part-Mexican American’s single “Solo” than any other song this year, according to year-end data from the music-identifying company, Shazam.
Nicky Jam and J Balvin‘s “X” and Calvin Harrisand Dua Lipa‘s “One Kiss” followed in the second and third rankings, respectively.
Meanwhile, Cardi B has two singled in the Top 10. The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar’s collaboration with Maroon 5, “Girls Like You,” comes in at No. 7. Her chart-topping single “I Like It,” featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny comes in at No. 10.
Artist discovery on the platform was up 13.2 percent this year from last, with more than 2 million artists Shazamed in 2018.
J Balvin was the second most Shazamed artist of the year, behind Drake.
Top 10 Most Shazamed Songs
1. “Solo”, Clean Bandit Feat. Demi Lovato
2. “X”, Nicky Jam & J Balvin
3. “One Kiss”, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
4. “In My Mind”, Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino
5. “Perfect”, Ed Sheeran
6. “Leave A Light On”, Tom Walker
7. “Girls Like You”, Maroon 5 Feat. Cardi B
8. “Friends”, Marshmello & Anne-Marie
9. “Flames”, David Guetta & Sia
10. “I Like It”, Cardi B & Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Most Shazamed Songs by Genre
Pop: “Perfect”, Ed Sheeran
Hip-Hop: “I Like It”, Cardi B & Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Rock/Alternative: “Feel It Still”, Portugal. The Man
Dance: “Solo”, Clean Bandit Feat. Demi Lovato
Country: “You Make It Easy”, Jason Aldean
R&B/Soul: “Love Lies”, Khalid & Normani
Latino: “X”, Nicky Jam & J Balvin
K-Pop: “FAKE LOVE”, BTS
The 26-year-old half-Dominican rap superstar is set to appear on The Late Late Show’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment with host James Corden, scheduled to air this Monday, December 17.
The unlikely duo drive around Los Angeles, pausing briefly for a parking lesson for the Bronx-born rapper.
Cardi B was a regular cast member on the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop: New York. Her “I Like It” singlewas the first by a female rapper to have multiple No. 1 songs on the charts, and she also scored a similarly lofty perch with her Maroon 5 collaboration, “Girls Like You.”
Time magazine has named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
She’s had three No. 1 singles, seven Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, nine BET Hip-Hop Awards, and a Billboard Music Award.
Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You,” featuring the 25-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation, logs its third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated October 13.
“Girls Like You” tops the Radio Songs chart for an 11th week, with 125.9 million in audience, down 2 percent, in the week ending October 7, according to Nielsen Music.
The track ties The Chainsmokers‘ “Closer,” featuring Halsey, in 2016, as the longest-leading Radio Songs No. 1 by a duo or group this century; it boasts the longest reign by a duo or group since TLC‘s “No Scrubs” led for 13 weeks in 1999.
“Girls Like You” has logged the longest run atop the chart by any act since Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You,” which spent 12 weeks at No. 1 in 2017 (and which interpolates “Scrubs“). (Goo Goo Dolls‘ “Iris” holds the longevity record atop Radio Songs among all acts, with 18 weeks at No. 1 in 1998.)
The 25-year-old half-Dominican rap sensation’s collaboration with Maroon 5, “Girls Like You,” has reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated September 29, after six weeks as the Lady in Waiting at No. 2.
The track dethrones Drake‘s “In My Feelings,” which led the list for 10 weeks.
“Girls Like You,” released on 222/Interscope Records and driven in part by the buzz of its female star-studded video, becomes the 1,078th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 60-year history.
The track tops the Radio Songs chart for a ninth week with 127.6 million in audience impressions in the week ending September 23, up 2 percent, according to Nielsen Music.
Cardi B, already the only female rapper with two Hot 100 No. 1s, extends her record, as “Girls Like You” becomes her third. Her debut smash “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” led for three weeks beginning October 7, 2017, and “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny and J Balvintopped the July 7 chart.
“Girls Like You” was originally released by Maroon 5-only on the band’s 2017 album Red Pill Blues; Cardi B joined for its single remix.
Summer nay be drawing to a close, and most people couldn’t get enough of the 25-year-old half-Dominican American’s Cardi B’s “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunnyand J Balvin.
YouTube has revealed its Top 10 Songs of the Summer lists in the U.S. and globally, naming the top songs that were most popular around the world during the hot weather months.
The songs are ranked by their global and U.S. views across YouTube between May 28, 2018, and August 25, 2018.
“I Like It” nabbed the No. 1 spot in the U.S., becoming the favorite song for many people living in states like Florida, California, Texas, New York and Nevada.
Meanwhile, the “Te Bote” remix with Casper, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny and Ozuna, lands the No. 2 spot in the global list, following Maroon 5’s“Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B.
But the “I Like It” and “Te Bote” squads were not the only ones putting Latinos in the forefront this summer. In fact, five of the Top 10 Songs of the Summer on the global list belong to Latin artists.
Becky G andNatti Natasha’s “Sin Pijama” lands at No. 4. Followed by Cardi B’s “I Like It” featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny at No. 5. Nicky Jam and J Balvin stand strong at No. 6 with “X” and Daddy Yankee sits at No. 7 with his catchy single, “Dura,” further proving that Latin music is the perfect go-to for a summer playlist.