Canela Releases New Single “I Love It”

Jencarlos Canela is spreading the love…

The 25-year-old Cuban American singer and telenovela star released his highly anticipated new single “I Love It” this week.

Jencarlos Canela

The release of the song marks Canela’s long-awaited return to music after concentrating on his acting career in recent years.

“I Love It” is the first single off Canela’s third studio album, which will be released in August.

His second album, Un Nuevo Día, was released in June 2011. It reached No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart and Latin Pop Albums chart.

Canela’s acting credits include Mi Corazón Insiste, Perro Amor and Pasión Prohibida.

Canela Picks Up Lead Actor Award at the Premios Tu Mundo

Jencarlos Canela should be grinning from ear to ear…

The 24-year-old Cuban-American actor/singer picked up the Favorite Lead Actor award for his starring role on the hit telenovela Mi Corazón Insiste at the first-ever Premios Tu Mundo, which celebrate the best in telenovelas, music, fashion, movies and sports.

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Other winners include La Casa de al Lado and Una Maid en Manhattan honored with two awards each; while Flor Salvaje was honored with one award. Winners in music categories included: “Dutty Love” by Don Omar featuring Natti Natasha for The Party Starting Song; “Las Cosas Pequeñas” by Prince Royce for Song that Steals My Heart  and “Follow the Leader” by Wisin y Yandel featuring Jennifer Lopez for Best Musical Video.

In the film category, Jennifer Lopez was named Favorite Latino in Hollywood. Best Athlete of the Year went to Marlen Esparza, and Rafael Nadal won the Most Charismatic Athlete award; while the Favorite Supermodel award went to Adriana Lima and the I’m Sexy and I Know It award went to Anahi.

Fans from all over the country cast nearly five million votes online at and through Telemundo’s iPhone app, for their favorite TV shows, actors and actresses, movies, music, athletes and stars in 24 categories.

Broadcast live on Telemundo from the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, the event hosted by telenovela stars Gaby Espino and Rafael Amaya and featuring high-octane performances by Tito El Bambino, David Bisbal, Jesse & Joy and Chuy Lizarraga.

Here’s a complete list of the 2012 Premios Tu Mundo winners:

The Party Starting Song : “Dutty Love” by Don Omar featuring Natti Natasha
Song that Steals My Heart: “Las Cosas Pequeñas” by Prince Royce
Best Musical Video: “Follow the Leader” – Wisin and Yandel featuring Jennifer López
Novela of the Year: MI CORAZON INSISTE
Favorite Lead Actor: Jencarlos Canela (MI CORAZON INSISTE)
Favorite Lead Actress: Maritza Rodríguez (LA CASA DE AL LADO)
Favorite Latino in Hollywood: Jennifer Lopez
Favorite Film: The Avengers
I’m Sexy and I Know It: Anahí
#MasSocial award: Gaby Espino
The Best Bad Boy: Tony Daltón (FLOR SALVAJE)
The Best Bad Girl: Ayilín Mujica (CORAZON VALIENTE)
Best Supporting Actress: Wanda D’Isidoro (UNA MAID EN MANHATTAN)
Best Supporting Actor: Gabriel Valenzuela (LA CASA DE AL LADO)
The Perfect Couple: Ximena Duque and Fabián Ríos (CORAZON VALIENTE)
The Best Kiss: Ximena Duque y Fabián Ríos (CORAZON VALIENTE)
Great Young Actor: Jorge Eduardo (UNA MAID EN MANHATTAN)
Best Novela Soundtrack: Mi Corazón Insiste
Favorite Supermodel: Adriana Lima
Best Athlete of the Year: Marlen Esparza
Most Charismatic Athlete: Rafael Nadal
Best Bad Luck Moment (Allstate): Corazón Insiste (The family ruins Lola Volcan’s wedding)
That’s Crazy!: Caso Cerrado (clip of a man hitting the mother of his own child)
Favorite Viral Video: Jorge y Alexa Narváez – Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tu

Canela & Feliciano Join Voices for “Aleluya”…

Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” has been released as an official cover by some 200 artists in various languages… And, now Jencarlos Canela is lending his voice to the song, with an assist from a living legend.

The 23-year-old Cuban-American singer/actor has released a Spanish version of “Hallelujah” with the one-and-only José Feliciano, along with a video of the two performing the song in Miami.

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“For me, it’s an honor that the master José Feliciano has me given the opportunity to record a duet with him,” says Canela, who is best known for playing the lead in the telenovelas Más Sabe el Diablo and Mi Corazón Insiste. “It;s a dream come true. Everyone has listened to the music of this talented man who is considered a musical legend. I hope the public will enjoy it as much as we have.”

Entitled “Aleluya,” the acoustic version of the hymn captures the heartfelt message about celebrating life. The video is quite moving, showcasing Canela and the 66-year-old Puerto Rican legend strumming their guitars.

The single will be the official anthem for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the group’s efforts to help child refugees in Haiti. Canela is an official spokesperson for the organization and had lent his voice to the cause.