Anitta to Take Part in Special One-On-One Conversation with Ryan Tedder at This Year’s Virtual Latin Music Week

Anitta is ready to open up about being a girl from Rio

The 27-year-old Brazilian singer, who recently released the Cardi B & Myke Towers collaboration “Me Gusta,” will take part in this year’s virtual Latin Music Week (Oct. 20-23).

AnittaAnitta joins a list of new additions to the roster that includes Anuel AA, Becky G, Nicky JamLos Tigres del Norte and Wisin.

Anitta and producer and lead singer of OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder, will take part in a one-on-one conversation about working together on Anitta’s forthcoming album, Girl From Rio and much more.

Puerto Rican rapper and Billboard Latin Music Awards finalist Anuel AA will be joined by his close friend, Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx, to talk about their upcoming joint music and film projects, including a documentary on Anuel’s life, produced by Anuel, Foxx, and RD Whittington.

Mexican-American hitmaker Becky G will join Jorge and Hernán Hernández from the iconic norteño group Los Tigres del Norte to discuss the role artists currently play in engaging voters and the immigrant experience as seen by two generations of iconic Mexican American artists.

Reggaeton star Nicky Jam will discuss the process behind his songs with Billboard’s Latin industry lead Leila Cobo for the “Sony ATV Iconic Songwriter” panel.

And Latin urban superstar Wisin will be joined by Latin music executive Walter Kolm to chat about how the two are expanding into their own label operations, how they are discovering new talent and creating new and novel marketing and promotions strategies in the music business, in a panel moderated by Enrique Santos, chairman and chief creative officer of iHeart Latino.

The newly-announced panelists join a star-studded Latin Music Week that will also feature superstar speakers like J Balvin, Maluma, Jennifer Lopez, Rosalía, Ozuna, Carlos Vives, Sech and Camilo. This year’s Latin Music Week, which was originally scheduled to take place April 20-23 in Las Vegas, NV and was postponed due to COVID-19.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary as the longest-running and biggest Latin music industry, the three day immersive experience dedicated to Latin Music, culture and entertainment, will feature intimate artist conversations, industry panels, workshops and performances. Additional participants and schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. To reserve a spot and receive updates, RSVP here.

Alana De La Garza Appears in CBS’ New Video Tribute to America’s COVID-19 Frontline Health Workers & First Responders

Alana De La Garza is helping honor the country’s coronavirus pandemic frontliners…

The 43-year-old half-Mexican American actress appears in a special CBS video tribute to America’s frontline health workers and first responders.

Alana de la Garza

The “Better Days” tribute, which features a new OneRepublic track, kicks off a new campaign the network has dubbed “CBS Salutes.” 

It premiered between 10:00 and 11:00 pm ET/PT during the season finale of Survivor on CBS and across social media. 

OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder introduces the tribute, which appears over a live acoustic quarantine version of the song.

“There aren’t enough thank-yous in the world for all the amazing people working on the front lines saving lives right now,” Tedder says. “I, along with everyone at CBS, salute you.”

In addition to de la Garza, who appears on CBS’ FBI series, appears alongside othe CBS stars, including Walton Goggins (The Unicorn), LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Sonequa Martin-Green (CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery), among others.

But the real stars of the video are the doctors, nurses, hospital staffers, police, firefighters, EMTs and others who’ve worked to keep the rest of us healthy and safe, with plenty of them spotlighted in the video.

This is the first salvo in the “CBS Salutes” initiative that’ll use popular music artists along with CBS talent saluting special causes. 

Becky G to Serve as Co-Host at This Year’s Global Citizen Festival

Becky G is thinking globally…

The 22-year-old Mexican American singer/rapper and actress will serve as a co-host at this year’s Global Citizen Festival, taking place on September 28 at Central Parkin New York City.

Becky G

The event has been held in New York every year since 2012, and calls on music fans to take action on a number of important issues to earn tickets to the show. 

Global Citizen, a social advocacy group, hosts the festival to drive action toward its goal to end extreme poverty by 2030.

This year, Global Citizens are urged to pressure decision-makers to help end child marriage, support family planning, promote women’s entrepreneurship and shine a light on workplace safety.

In addition to Becky G, this year’s co-host roster includes Connie BrittonNina DobrevDakota JohnsonBecky Lynch,Aasif MandviBridget MoynahanKal Penn,Erin RichardsSeth Rollinsand Savannah Seller.

The lineup of performers includes David Gray, NCT 127Queen + Adam LambertPharrell WilliamsAlicia KeysOneRepublicH.E.R., and Carole King, with special guests French MontanaBen Platt, and Jon Batiste & Stay Human.

For the sixth straight year, MSNBCand Comcast NBCUniversalwill air a live simulcast of the event on MSNBC, and Ken Ehrlichand Live Nation will produce.

The festival will also be livestreamed on YouTubeand Twitter

The Bella Twins to Take Part in This Year’s Teen Choice Awards

The Bella Twins have made their choice

The 35-year-old half-Mexican American identical twin sisters and former WWE Divas ChampionsBrie Bella and NikkBella, are set to make an appearance at this year’s Teen Choice Awards.

The Bella Twins

The Bella Twins are nominated this year in the Choice Female Athletec ategory, a title they previously won in 2016.

Lucy Hale will host Teen Choice 2019, which Fox will air live on Sunday, August 11, from Hermosa Beach, CA

The trophy show will feature performances by One RepublicBazziBlanco BrownMabelJordan McGraw and special guest Sarah Hyland of Modern Family.

Others previously set to appear include Robert Downey Jr., Jessica Alba, Maia Mitchell and Gregg Sulkin.

Teen Choice 2019 will celebrate stars and projects in more than 50 categories covering film, television and Music. 

Cardi B to Perform at Memphis’ Beale Street Music Festival

Cardi Bwill be rockin’ in Memphis…

Organizers for the 43rd annual Beale Street Music Festival, taking place in Memphis between May 3-5, has revealed a diverse range of acts for its 2019 lineup, including the 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation and recent Grammy winner. 

Cardi B

In addition to the “I Like It” rappper, the roster includes the Dave Matthews BandThe KillersG-Eazyand Charlie Wilson will all perform. 

The three-day festival will also feature sets from ShinedownKhalidOneRepublicGary Clark Jr. and India.ArieFlogging MollyChvrches, Lil DickyLord Huron and Good Charlotte will also fill out the eclectic lineup.

“The Beale Street Music Festival saw more than 102,000 in Tom Lee Parklast year with attendees from all 50 states and 22 countries,” said James L. Holt, president and CEO of umbrella organization Memphis in May, in a press release. “We wanted to offer an even bigger lineup in 2019 as our city celebrates its bicentennial, and we feel like this may be our best lineup ever.”

Added Holt, “The 2019 lineup features current chart-toppers and returning fan favorites who consistently draw large crowds to our unique setting on the Mississippi River.”

Beale Street Music Festival is held in picturesque Tom Lee Park, a river bluff park overlooking the Mississippi Riverin downtown Memphis at the foot of historic Beale Street.

The Memphis in May-produced festival promises a cultural salute this year with 40 percent of their performers having ties to the city.

Memphis in May is a month-long festival held in Tennessee with events such as Beale Street Music Festival, World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest(May 15-18), Great American River Run(May 25) and Celebrate Memphis(May 25).

Tickets for Beale Street Music Festival can be found now through April 19 via Eventbrite

Lopez to Perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is preparing for the Sin City celebration…

The 44-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge will rock the stage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, who recently revealed the album title and steamy artwork for her upcoming album, has been confirmed as a performer at the May 18 BBMAs in Las Vegas.

The “I Luh Ya Papi” singer joins an all-star line-up of performers including Katy Perry, 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull and Ricky Martin.

No word on what song Lopez will perform.

Lovato Wins Two People’s Choice Awards

Demi Lovato is the People’s Latina princess…

The 21-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress, who starred in the Disney Channel’s original movie Princess Protection Program, earned two trophies at Wednesday’s People’s Choice Awards.

Demi Lovato

Lovato took home the awards for Favorite Female Artist in the music category, beating out Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and P!nk.

The former The X Factor judge also won the award for Favorite Music Fan Following. Lovato’s Lovatics beat out Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters, Katy Perry’s KatyCats, One Direction’s Directioners and Britney SpearsBritney Army.

Lovato’s double put her in great company. The “Heart Attack” singer, Sandra Bullock, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake were the only artists to garner more than one award.

Meanwhile, Glee’s Latina stars Naya Rivera and Lea Michele’s charcaters Rachel and Santana were declared Favorite TV Gal Pals.

Fans cast more than 700 million votes to pick the winners.

Two Broke Girls actresses Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs hosted the show, and Sara Bareilles, OneRepublic and Brad Paisley performed.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Movie actress: Sandra Bullock
Album: The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake
Daytime TV host: Ellen DeGeneres
New talk-show host: Queen Latifah
Competition TV show: The Voice
Comedic movie actor: Adam Sandler
Network TV drama: The Good Wife
Comedic movie: The Heat
On-screen chemistry: Ian Somerhalder (Damon) and Nina Dobrev (Elena), The Vampire Diaries
Pop artist: Britney Spears
Comedic TV actress: Kaley Cuoco
Comedic TV actor: Chris Colfer
Dramatic TV actor: Josh Charles
Cable TV drama: The Walking Dead
Action movie star: Robert Downey Jr.
Comedic movie actress: Sandra Bullock
Actor in a new TV series: Joseph Morgan
Late-night talk show host: Stephen Colbert
Humanitarian: Jennifer Hudson
Actress in a new TV series: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Network TV comedy: The Big Bang Theory
Sci-fi/fantasy TV actor: Ian Somerhalder
Cable TV actress: Lucy Hale
Streaming series: Orange Is the New Black
Movie: Iron Man 3
Movie actor: Johnny Depp
Movie duo: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney (Gravity)
Action movie: Iron Man 3
Dramatic movie: Gravity
Dramatic movie actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Dramatic movie actress: Sandra Bullock
Family movie: Despicable Me 2
Horror movie: Carrie
Thriller movie: Now You See Me
Favorite year end movie: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Dramatic TV actress: Stana Katic
TV crime drama: Castle
Cable TV comedy: Psych
Premium cable TV show: Homeland
TV anti-hero: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), The Walking Dead
Sci-fi/fantasy TV show: Beauty and the Beast
Sci-fi/fantasy TV actress: Kristin Kreuk
New TV comedy: Super Fun Night
New TV drama: Reign
TV bromance: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins (Sam, Dean and Castiel), Supernatural
TV gal pals: Naya Rivera and Lea Michele (Santana and Rachel), Glee
TV movie/mini-series: American Horror Story
Series we miss most: Breaking Bad
Male artist: Justin Timberlake
Female artist: Demi Lovato
Breakout artist: Ariana Grande
Country artist: Taylor Swift
Country music icon: Tim McGraw
Hip-hop artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
R&B artist: Justin Timberlake
Band: One Direction
Alternative band: Fall Out Boy
Song: Roar, Katy Perry
Music fan following: Lovatics (Demi Lovato fans)
Music video: Roar, Katy Perry

Pitbull to Perform on ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

Pitbull will be having a rockin’ New Year’s Eve next month…

The 31-year-old Cuban-American rap superstar, who recently launched his new album Global Warming, will help ring in 2013 by performing on ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on December 31.

Pitbull

The Ryan Seacrest-hosted year-end celebration will include performances by Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Neon Trees in Times Square.

Pitbull will join Brandy, Flo Rida, Karmin and OneRepublic on the broadcast from the West Coast.

But he won’t be the only Hispanic artist on the show…

Fergie will be pulling double-duty during the New Year’s Eve event. The 37-year-old part-Mexican singer and Black Eyed Peas member will co-host a tribute to Dick Clark, the show’s longtime host, who died at age 82 this spring.

The two-hour segment, kicking off at 8:00 pm ET., will be co-hosted by Fergie and Jenny McCarthy.

A Very Aguilera Christmas?

Here’s your chance to have yourself a very Aguilera Christmas with plenty of Bieber fever…

This past weekend, Christina Aguilera joined Justin Bieber and Scotty McCreery to tape performances for ABC’s Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade.

Christina Aguilera Disney Christmas Special

Filmed at California’s Disneyland Resort and Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort, the star-studded television special—hosted by Mario Lopez, Nick Cannon and Maria Menounos—will feature the 30-year-old half-Ecuadorian singer performing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” from Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland Resort.

Justin Bieber Disney Christmas Special

For his part, Bieber taped a medley of songs on the Cinderella Castle stage at Magic Kingdom from his new Christmas album, including “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and the album’s title-track, “Mistletoe.”

Meanwhile, McCreery—the part-Puerto Rican American Idol winner who just won the New Artist of the Year award at the American Country Awards—will bring a little country flavor to the show with his rendition of the classic carol, “A Holly Jolly Christmas.”

Other performers include Jennifer Hudson, Cee Lo Green and OneRepublic.

Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade will air on ABS on Sunday, December 25.