Cardi B to Appear in The Late Late Show’s Latest “Carpool Karaoke” Segment with James Corden

Cardi B is hitting the carpool (karaoke)lane…

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.

Cardi B

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 YorkHer “I Like It” single was 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.

Jennifer Lopez’s Music Sees Significant Sales Gain Following Her Performance at the MTV Video Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is making dinero after the MTV VMAs

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards yielded significant sales gains for the songs performed on the August 20 broadcast, according to Nielsen Music, including the music of the 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar.

Jennifer Lopez

In the week ending August 23, the collected tunes performed on the show — excluding recently released tracks — earned a 41 percent sales gain in download sales in the U.S., rising to 112,000 sold (up from 79,000 in the frame ending Aug. 16).

JLo was a big winner, courtesy of her 10-minute medley of hits. The recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award (as well as Best Collaboration for “Dinero,” featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B) treated the audience to a lavish 12-song performance. The dozen tunes collectively earned a 150 percent sales increase (rising to 13,000 sold – up from 5,000).

Some of the new and developing acts that MTV showcased during the broadcast in shorter performances (as part of their Push Artist to Watch performance slots) also cashed in. Jessie Reyez’s “Apple Juice” scored a 753 percent sales gain, climbing to a little more than a 1,000 sold (up from a negligible figure), Hayley Kiyoko’s “Curious” jumped 181 percent (to a little less than 1,000) and Bazzi’s “Beautiful” bounced up 27 percent (to 5,000).

Camila Cabello Takes Home Top Prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards

Camila Cabello is Havana moment…

The 21-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer was the night’s big winner at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, taking home the top prizes of the night… Video of the Year and Artist of the Year.

Camila Cabello

Cabello won the Video of the Year award for the official clip to her Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single, “Havana.” She’s only the second Latin artist to win the coveted Video of the Year prize, behind Christina Aguilera, who won the award in 2001 for her “Lady Marmalade” collaboration with Lil’ Kim, Mýa and P!nk (featuring Missy Elliott).

With the wins, Cabello, who’d previously earned four Moon Men as a member of Fifth Harmony, claimed her first two trophies as a solo artist.

But Cabello wasn’t the only Latin artist to win…

Cardi B, who entered the night with a leading 10 nominations, picked up three Moon Men—the first of her career.

The 25-year Dominican American rap sensation was named Best New Artist. She also picked up the award for Song of the Summer for “I Like It,” her chart-topping collaboration with J Balvin and Bad Bunny, as well as Best Collaboration for her single with Jennifer Lopez, “Dinero.”

J Balvin took home his first Moon Man as well…

In addition to his shared prize with Cardi B for Song of the Summer, the 33-year-old Colombian singer took home the trophy for Best Latin Video for his collaboration with Willy William, “Mi Gente.”

Meanwhile, JLo, already a winner with Cardi B, was honored with the Video Vanguard Award and delivered a high octane performance of her current and past hits to remind us that she’s still Jenny from the Block.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Video of the Year
 Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
Best Video With a Message Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Best Collaboration
 Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”
Best New Artist
 Cardi B
Artist of the Year
 Camila Cabello
Best Rock Video
 Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
Best Dance Video 
Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”
Best Latin Video J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente”
Song of the Year
 Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
Best Direction
 Childish Gambino – “This Is America”, Directed by Hiro Murai
Best Art Direction
 The Carters – “APES**T”, Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue
Best Visual Effects 
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”, Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris
Best Editing
 N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”, Editing by Taylor Ward
Best Cinematography The Carters – “APES**T”, Cinematography by Benoit Debie
Best Choreography Childish Gambino – “This Is America”, Choreography by Sherrie Silver
Best Pop Video
 Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left To Cry”
Best Hip Hop Video
 Nicki Minaj – “Chun Li”
Push Artist of the Year
 Hayley Kiyoko
Song of Summer
 Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”

Maluma to Perform at This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards

Maluma’s dream is about to become reality…

The 24-year-old Colombian singer has been added to the performer lineup for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

Maluma

After releasing a steamy music video for his latest single “Mala Mia,” Maluma announced that he’ll be performing at 2018 VMAs on Monday, August 20 with an excited post on social media saying “dreams come true.”

This is the first time that Maluma will sing at the awards show.

The list of Latin acts that have previously performed at VMAs include Shakira, Ricky Martin and Daddy Yankee.

The VMAs will air live from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall at 9:00 pm ET on August 20.

Cardi B to Serve as the Opening Act for This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards

Cardi B is ready to set the bar at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rapper will serve as the opening act for this year’s ceremony.

Cardi B

Cardi B’s decision to hit the stage comes a month after the “Bodak Yellow” singer pulled out of Bruno Mars‘ 24K Magic World Tour to focus on motherhood.

“I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically,” she wrote on Instagram. “I also thought that I’d be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing. Not only am I just not ready physically, I’m not ready to leave my baby behind since the doctors explained it’s not healthy for her to be on the road,” she said.

Cardi B, who, along with The Carters, leads the pack of MTV VMAs nominees with 10 nominations.

Along with Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Travis ScottPost Malone, Logic, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes and this year’s Michael Jackson Vanguard recipient Jennifer Lopez will grace the stage too.

The MTV Video Music Awards will take place on Monday at New York’s Radio City Music Hall at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

Fifth Harmony’s “Down” Sees Post-MTV VMAs Sales Increase of 205%

Ally Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui are cashing in…

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards generated a sizable sales gain in digital song downloads for tracks performed on the August 27 show, including the Latina singers’ Fifth Harmony single “Down” according to Nielsen Music.

Fifth Harmony

 

Following the all-girl group’s performance, as well as its win for Best Pop Video during the ceremony, the track jumped 205 percent in sales.

“Down” debuted at number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week dated June 24, 2017, with first week sales of 36,000 copies, 9.2 million streams and a 7.1 million audience reach.

This marked their second highest debut on this chart, following “Work from Home,” which debuted at number 12.

Meanwhile, Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry” saw a 41 percent uptick in sales. The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer performed the track, backed by a gospel choir, in front of a pool full of people.

“Sorry Not Sorry” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 52 three days following its release.

It sold 45,000 copies in the US alone in its first three days.

Fifth Harmony Wins Best Pop Video at the MTV Video Music Awards

Ally Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui have a big reason to get down

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members picked up the Best Pop Video award at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards for the clip for their single “Down,” featuring Gucci Mane.

Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony beat out Shawn Mendes, Katy Perry, Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran and Miley Cyrus for the award, the fourth MTV VMA Award of their career.

Meanwhile, Residente and Snow Tha Product picked up their first MTV VMA Awards.

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and the 30-year-old Mexican American hip hop artist picked up the award for Best Fight Against the System for their collaboration with K’naan and Riz MC on “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done),” from The Hamilton Mixtape.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
 Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
ARTIST OF THE YEAR Ed Sheeran
BEST NEW ARTIST Khalid
BEST COLLABORATION Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”
BEST POP Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”
BEST HIP HOP Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
BEST DANCE Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
BEST ROCK Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”
BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM (All named winners)
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” (Race & LGBTQ)
The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Immigration)
Big Sean – “Light” (Race)
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Body image)
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL
John Legend – “Surefire” (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Scott Cunningham)
SONG OF THE SUMMER
 Lil Uzi Vert – “XO Tour Llif3”
BEST DIRECTION Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers & the little homies)
BEST ART DIRECTION Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Spencer Graves)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Kanye West – “Fade” (Def Jam) (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins)
BEST EDITING Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” (300 Entertainment/Atlantic Records) (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini)

Jared Leto & His Thirty Seconds to Mars Band Mates Release New Single, “Walk on Water”

Jared Leto is walking back into the music fold in a big way…

The 45-year-old part-Spanish singer/actor and Thirty Seconds to Mars front man and his band mates have released their first new song in four years, “Walk on Water.”

Jared Leto & Thirty Seconds to Mars

The high octane first single from the band’s upcoming fifth studio album — teased by singer Leto in an Instagram video in June, and another last week — opens with the words “Do you believe/ Walk on water,” over a chorus of “ooh ooh”‘s. Then, a big beat drops and Leto sings, “Can you even see what you’re fighting for/ Blood lust in a holy war/ Listen up hear the patriot shout/ Times are changing.”

The song will get its world television premiere during a performance at this 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 27.

With its anthemic chorus and heart-stirring, propulsive rhythm it’s no surprise that the band has teamed with ESPN to use “Walk on Water” as the promotional theme for the sports network’s coverage of the 2017 college football coverage.

“’Walk on Water’ is a song for all of us. It’s a song about freedom, about persistence, about change and about fighting for what you believe in,” said Leto in a statement announcing the tune. “It is a call to arms but also full of all the optimism and hope that is such an integral part of the American Dream.”

The song is slated to appear on the band’s upcoming follow-up to 2013’s LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS.

A lyric video features footage shot all over the U.S. on July 4, from rodeos and Resist protest marches to President Donald Trump giving an address and fireworks displays.

Bruno Mars Earns Four MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

It’s a Magic-al time for Bruno Mars

The 31-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer leads the Latino pack of MTV Video Music Awards nominees with four nods.

Bruno Mars

Mars, who released “24K Magic” as the lead single from the album of the same name in October, is nominated in the top two categories, Artist of the Year and Video of the Year for “24K Magic.”

He’s also up for Best Direction and Best Art Direction for the same track, which peaked at No. 4 in the United States.

The MTV VMAs will air live on August 27 from the Forum in Inglewood, CA.

Like MTV’s earlier Movie & TV Awards, the network has combined categories to remove gender designations, with the former Best Female Video and Best Male Video categories combined to become Artist of the Year.

Selena Gomez picked up two nods for her most recent collaborations.

The 25-year-old Mexican American singer/actress is nominated for Best Collaboration for her work on Charlie Puth’sWe Don’t Talk Anymore” and Best Dance for “It Ain’t Me” with Kygo.

Fifth Harmony picked up two nods, including Best Pop for the part-Latina girl group’s “Down,’ featuring Gucci Mane. The other nod comes in the Best Choreography category for the same video.

Fans vote will decide eight of the VMAs’ 15 categories, with the Artist of the Year voting live through the pre-show.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records)
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam)
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Ed Sheeran (Atlantic Records)
Ariana Grande (Republic Records)
The Weeknd (XO/Republic Records)
Lorde (Republic Records) 

BEST NEW ARTIST
Khalid (RCA Records)
Kodak Black (Atlantic Records)
SZA (TDE/RCA Records)
Young M.A (3D)
Julia Michaels (Republic Records)
Noah Cyrus (Records) 

BEST COLLABORATION
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (Atlantic Records)
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best)
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records)
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records)
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels” (Columbia Records)
Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” (Republic Records) 

BEST POP
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better” (Island Records)
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You” (Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records)
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records)
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records)
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu” (RCA Records) 

BEST HIP HOP
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Big Sean – “Bounce Back” (Def Jam)
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs” (Chance the Rapper LLC)
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records)
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee” (300 Entertainment)
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One” (Epic Records/We The Best) 

BEST DANCE
Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay” (Interscope)
Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me” (Ultra/Interscope)
Calvin Harris – “My Way” (Columbia Records)
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water” (Mad Decent)
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone” (Wall Recordings/Latium/RCA Records) 

BEST ROCK
Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams” (Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace” (Island)
Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul” (Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Green Day – “Bang Bang” (Warner Bros. Records)
Foo Fighters – “Run” (RCA Records) 

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” (Race & LGBTQ) (Def Jam)
The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Immigration) (Atlantic Records)
Big Sean – “Light” (Race) (Def Jam)
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Body image) (Def Jam)
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” (Environment)
John Legend – “Surefire” (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate) (Columbia Records) 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Scott Cunningham)
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) (Matthew Wise)
Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill” (Asylum/Atlantic Records) (Steve Annis)
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak” (Mass Appeal Records LLC) (David Proctor)
Halsey – “Now or Never” (Astralwerks/Capitol) (Kristof Brandl)

BEST DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers & the little homies)
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) (Mathew Cullen)
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars)
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam) (Aaron A)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Glenn Michael)

BEST ART DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Spencer Graves)
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) (Alex Delgado)
Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit” (Capitol Records) (Natalie Groce)|DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best) (Damian Fyffe)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Creative Director: Lamar C Taylor / Co-creative Director: Christo Anesti) 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” (Epic Records) (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel)
KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” (Atlantic Records) (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi)
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) (Company: MIRADA)
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records) (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez) 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Kanye West – “Fade” (Def Jam) (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins)
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side” (Republic Records) (Brian & Scott Nicholson)
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers)
Sia – “The Greatest” (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records) (Ryan Heffington)
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records) (Sean Bankhead)

BEST EDITING
Future – “Mask Off” (Epic Records/Freebandz/A1) (Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)
Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” (300 Entertainment/Atlantic Records) (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini)
Lorde – “Green Light” (Republic Records) (Nate Gross of Exile Edit)
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records) (Jennifer Kennedy)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Red Barbaza)

Cabello Leaving Fifth Harmony to Pursue Solo Career

Camila Cabello is ready to fly solo…

The 19-year-old Cuban-American singer and member of Fifth Harmony has left the all-girl group.

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In a message posted on social media and signed by “Ally, Normani, Dinah and Lauren,” the group writes, “After four and a half years of being together, we have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony. We wish her well.”

The remaining members, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui, state that they will continue the group as a foursome.

As recently as December 9, when the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour hit New York City, the group had announced plans to release a new album. Kordei told radio personality Elvis Duran, “2017, it’s going to be popping,” and Jane Hansen added, “The third album is definitely going to be so lit. We’re really excited.”

Fifth Harmony was formed by Simon Cowell on the second season of the The X Factor US in July 2012. In January 2013, they signed a joint deal with Syco Music, owned by Cowell, and Epic Records, L.A. Reid‘s record label, after finishing in third place on the show.

To date, The group has sold 424,000 albums, 7 million digital songs and earned 1.6 billion on-demand streams in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.

Their honors include three MTV Video Music Awards, an American Music Award, a Billboard Women in Music award and seven Teen Choice Awards.

In the last two years, Cabello released two singles which reached the top 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100: “I Know What You Did Last Summer” with Shawn Mendes in 2015, and “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly earlier this year.