MAC Cosmetics to Release Brand New Selena-Inspired Collection

Selena’s legendary style lives on… And, you can own a part of it. 

MAC Cosmetics has announced that a brand new makeup collection inspired by La Reina de la Musica Tejana will be released in April, honoring Selena’s 25 year legacy.

Selena

“Selena and M·A·C Cosmetics are back together! Get ready for an all NEW collection launching in April to celebrate the Queen of Tejano’s life and legacy! Stay tuned for this iconic collection,” expressed a post on Selena’s official Facebook account. 

This is the second time the brand is honoring the late Mexican-American singer through beauty products. 

In 2016, fans were blessed with a makeup collection that embodied Selena’s style, including her signature red lipstick and an eye shadow palette named after some of her emblematic songs, like “Como La Flor,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” and “No Me Queda Mas.”

The limited-edition collection released in 2016 was tenderly curated by Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla. “I wanted the colors to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage,” Quintanilla said in a previous press statement. 

The new MAC collaboration comes on the heels of a Selena tribute concert taking place on May 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Presented by Q ProductionsSelena XXV-Veinticinco Años counts with a star-studded lineup including Pitbull, Los Tucanes de TijuanaA.B. Quintanilla III Los Kumbia AllstarzBecky G, and Ally Brooke, and more.

Daddy Yankee Wins Big at the Premio Lo Nuestro Awards

Daddy Yankeeis celebrating a massive haul…

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/rapper was the big winner at this year’s Premio Lo Nuestro awards, taking home seven awards, including the top prize Artist of the Year.

Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee’s other prizes include Urban Male Artist of the Year, SongSingleUrbanand Crossover Collaboration of the Yearfor his track “Con Calma” featuring Snow and Remix of the Yearfor “Soltera (Remix)” featuring Lunay and Bad Bunny.

J Balvinand Bad Bunny‘s Oasis won Album of the Yearand Rosaliawon New Artist FemaleLunay took home New Artist Male.

J Balvin was also honored with the Icon Awardwhile Raphaelreceived the Excellence Awardand Alejandro Fernandezwas honored with the Legado Mariachi Award.

Karol G won Urban Female Artist of the YearRomeo Santoswon Tropical Artist of the Yearand Los Rivera Destino‘s “Flor” featuring Benito Martinezwon Video of the Year.

ThaliaPitbulland Alejandra Espinosahosted the event, which took place at the AmericanAirlines Arenain Miami.

Here are the winners:

Artista Premio Lo Nuestro del Año: Daddy Yankee
Álbum del Año: Oasis – J Balvin y Bad Bunny
Canción del Año: ‘Con calma’ – Daddy Yankee Ft. Snow
Sencillo del Año: “Con calma’ – Daddy Yankee Ft. Snow
Artista Revelación Femenino: Rosalía
Artista Revelación Masculino: Lunay
Remix del Año: ‘Soltera (Remix)’ – Lunay, Daddy Yankee y Bad Bunny
Canción “Replay” del Año: ‘Yo te amo’ – Los Temerarios
Tour del Año: Bad Bunny: X100PRE Tour
Artista Social del Año: Anuel AA
Colaboración “Crossover” del Año: ‘Con calma’ – Daddy Yankee Ft. Snow
Video del Año: ‘Flor’ – Los Rivera Destino Ft. Benito Martínez (Bad Bunny)
Artista del Año – Pop/Rock: Sebastián Yatra
Canción del Año – Pop/Rock: ‘Un año’ – Sebastián Yatra y Reik
Colaboración del Año – Pop/Rock: ‘Calma (Remix)’ – Pedro Capó y Farruko
Grupo o Dúo del Año – Pop/Rock: CNCO
Artista del Año – Pop/Balada: Luis Fonsi
Artista Femenino del Año – Urbano: Karol G
Artista Masculino del Año – Urbano:Daddy Yankee
Canción del Año – Urbano:‘Con calma’ – Daddy Yankee Ft. Snow
Colaboración del Año – Urbano: ‘Secreto’ – Anuel AA y Karol G
Canción del Año – Urbano/Pop:‘Calma (Remix)’ – Pedro Capó y Farruko
Canción del Año – Urbano/Trap:‘Callaíta’ – Bad Bunny y Tainy
Artista del Año – Tropical:Romeo Santos
Canción del Año – Tropical: ‘Inmortal’ – Aventura
Colaboración del Año – Tropical: ‘Si me das tu amor’ – Carlos Vives y Wisin
Artista del Año – Regional Mexicano: Christian Nodal
Canción del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Nada nuevo’ – Christian Nodal
Colaboración del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Un año’ – Banda Los Sebastianes Ft. Sebastián Yatra
Grupo o Dúo del Año – Regional Mexicano: Calibre 50
Artista Sierreño del Año – Regional Mexicano: Ulices Chaidez
Canción Sierreña del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Cómo no quererte’ – Ulices Chaidez
Canción Banda del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Por siempre mi amor’ – Banda Sinaloense Ms de Sergio Lizárraga
Canción Norteña del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Simplemente gracias’ – Calibre 50
Canción Mariachi/Ranchera del Año – Regional Mexicano: ‘Nada nuevo’ – Christian Nodal

Pitbull Teams Up with Blake Shelton for New Country-Pop Single “Get Ready”

Pitbullhas gone country…

The 39-year-old Cuban American rap superstar has joined voices with Blake Shelton for “Get Ready,” which also marks their rendition of Ram Jam’s 1977 hit “Black Betty.” 

Pitbull & Blake Shelton

For Pitbull, this collaboration makes a big statement. 

“This to me is like when Run-DMC and Aerosmith did ‘Walk This Way,’” he said in a behind-the-scenes video. Shelton also expressed how honored he was to be making music with Pitbull.

“Get Ready” is a countrified pop-dance tune that perfectly fuses both artist’s musical styles and cultures with a music video that taps the best of both worlds.  

It kicks off with Shelton and Pitbull sitting at a ranch in Nashville, Tennessee, inciting their own kind of rodeo complete with gorgeous cowgirls and a rickety and rowdy mechanical bull. 

The clip then transports viewers to the party life at the Hard Rockin Hollywood, Florida, showing models dancing by the pool at night. 

Karol G Makes History as “Tusa” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart

Karol Gis racing to the top in historic fashion…

The 28-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer and songwriter’s collaboration with Nicki Minaj, “Tusa,”debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart dated November 23. 

Karol G, Tusa, Nicki Minaj

The chart ranks the most popular Latin songs of the week, blending airplay, streaming and digital sales data.

“Tusa” becomes the first song to debut at No. 1 in 2019, and the first song by a female act in a lead role to bow at No. 1 since 2016, when Shakira’s “Chantaje,” featuring Maluma, bowed atop the list. It’s also the first title by two women in a lead role to open atop the chart since its inception in 1986.

“One of my biggest personal challenges was exceeding my expectations and those of my fans, following the release of Ocean,” Karol G tells Billboard. “I couldn’t be happier today seeing that “Tusa” debuts at No. 1 in the U.S. after only one week of its release. I’m especially grateful to Nicki Minaj, to my team for keeping the dream alive, and for continuing in this journey — and to my fans who make all of this a reality.”

In addition to Shakira, Karol G and Minaj, only two other songs with women on a lead role have debuted at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs: Rocio Durcalwith “La Guirnalda” in September of 1986 and Gloria Estefanwith “Hotel Nacional” in January of 2012. 

Meanwhile, two other titles with female acts in featuredroles have bowed atop the tally: “Mi Verdad” by Mana featuring Shakira (February 2015) and “Taki Taki” by DJ Snake, featuring Selena GomezOzuna and Cardi B(October 2018).

“Tusa” gives Karol G her third No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs. Her first leader arrived over a year ago through another collaboration: Pitbull’s “Dame Tu Cosita,” with El Chombo, featuring Cutty Ranks(May 2018).

“Tusa,” Colombian slang for heartbreak, was released on November 7 in conjunction with the song’s music video and was produced by Ovy on the Drumsand written by him, Karol G, Minaj and Keytin. It soars to No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs mainly on the strength of streaming activity and digital sales.

The song logged 9.5 million U.S. streams in its first week (ending November 14), according to Nielsen Music and bows at No. 1 on the Latin Streaming Song chart. It’s just the second song to debut at No. 1 on the list in 2019, following “China,” the former nine-week ruler, where Karol G also takes a lead role alongside Anuel AADaddy YankeeOzuna and J Balvin.

“Tusa” concurrently starts at No. 78 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100chart, becoming Karol G’s fourth chart entry.

The song was presented for the first time during the 2019 Latin Grammyweek, as part of a Google Pixel 4motion sense experiment alongside DJ Feloat The Palms, on November 14.

Karol G Releases Pinktastic New Video for Nicki Minaj Collaboration, “Tusa”

Karol Gis Queen-ing out…

The 28-year-old Colombian singer, one of the most in-demand collaborators in the Latin pop world,has joined voices with Nicki Minaj on “Tusa,” and the catchy single’s video.

Karol G, Tusa, Nicki Minaj

The song’s title hails from a Colombian slang term for the heartache one experiences after a breakup. But, Karol G and Minaj don’t sweat it — in both English and Spanish, instead they party away the pain. 

“Se cansó de ser buena/Ahora es ella quien los usa,” sings Karol G. 

Colombian producer Ovy on the Drums accents the swaggering reggaeton track with a crisp sample of a classical string quartet. The song’s pomp is matched by the luxe, Rococo feel of the video, directed by Mike Ho; together the divas revel in diamonds, feathers and miles of pink satin. 

“Pero hice todo este llanto por nada/Ahora soy una chica mala,” sings Minaj in Spanish.

The track came together after Karol G and Minaj  began messaging privately on Instagram, then swapped a few demos. It was Karol G’s idea for “Tusa” that finally won Minaj’s approval. 

“[The collaboration] came into my life unexpectedly and I wanted to keep it like that for my fans,” said Karol G in a press statement. “The collaboration and the song means more to me than I can put into words. I hope everyone enjoys ‘Tusa’ as much as Nicki and I did creating it!”

Karol G has previously collaborated with PitbullJessie Reyez, Damian Marley and Nicky Jam, among others.

Becky G to Receive Extraordinary Evolution Award at the Latin American Music Awards

Becky G is evolving as an artist… And, now she’ll have the hardware to prove it.

The 22-year-old bilingual Mexican American singer/rapper will be honored with the Extraordinary Evolution award during the fifth edition of the Latin American Music Awards, Telemundo has announced.

Becky G

 

Becky G will also perform at the 2019 edition of the show.   

The Extraordinary Evolution award recognizes the success of a young performer who has demonstrated change and accelerated growth as an artist to reach the pinnacle of success in a short period of time. Last year, Colombian singer Maluma was the first recipient.

Becky G’s achievements include two No. 1 hits on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart (“Mayores” and “Sin Pijama”), a starring role in the movie Power Rangers, and many collaborations with superstars including PitbullDaddy Yankee, Maluma, AnittaNatti NatashaBad Bunny and CNCO.

Last year, Becky won two Latin AMAs (favorite female artist and favorite urban song for “Mayores”) and received YouTube’s Diamond Play Buttonfor surpassing 10 million followers on the digital platform.   

The Latin American Music Awards will take place on October 17 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.  Tickets for the show are available here.

Anuel AA’s Single “China,” with Daddy Yankee, Karol G, J Balvin & Ozuna, Rises to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart

Anuel AA is back at the top of the charts…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and singer’s latest single “China,” featuring Daddy YankeeKarol GOzuna and J Balvin, rises 2-1 in just its third week on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart dated August 17. 

Anuel AA, Karol G. Ozuna, Daddy Yankee

It’s the fastest climb to the top in 2019 and the quickest ascent since Bad Bunny’s “MIA,” featuring Drake, jumped 9-1 in its second week (October 27, 2018).

“I’m extremely happy, blessed and grateful to God and my fans,” Anuel AA tells Billboard. “I thank my colleagues for trusting me, my team for their great work and giving their 200% to make this dream come true.”

“China” is a reimagination of Shaggy’s 2000 hit “It Wasn’t Me.” It was produced by Tainy and co-written by the five artists on the track. 

It opened at No. 2 just three weeks ago, on the August 3-dated list.

“The artists on this track give it an elevated presence right out of the gate given the caliber of each individually and the power they present here collectively,” Ismael Santa Cruz, Vice President, Managing Director Radio Strategy at Univision Communications, tells Billboard. “The fact that the track samples a hit from 19 years ago also helps it build a foundation from which to grow on.”

Despite the song’s decline in streaming activity and digital sales (in the week ending August 8, according to Nielsen Music), “China” moves thanks to 6% boost in audience impressions (to 8 million) earned in the week ending August 11.

The Hot Latin Songs chart ranks the most popular Latin songs of the week, blending streaming, sales and airplay data.

“‘China’ is the strongest song of my career up to date,” Anuel AA told Billboard on July 12. “It’s the mix of different cultures with each of the collaborators contributing with its own flow. I had been looking to revive a classic and when I heard Shaggy’s mix, it hit me.”

“China” is Anuel AA’s third leader, Daddy Yankee’s seventh, Karol G’s second, Ozuna’s fourth, and J Balvin’s sixth. Notably, Karol G becomes the first core Latin female artist to secure a No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs tally in over a year — since Karol herself led the list. Her first No. 1 arrived on May 12, 2018, with “Dame Tu Cosita,” a co-billed track with Pitbull and El Chombo, featuring Cutty Ranks. It topped the list for two weeks. 

“The inclusion of Karol G helped the track,” Santa Cruz adds. “It was important to include a female artist in the song. This is a great time for female artists in the Latin rhythmic space as they are driving a lot of momentum and bringing a fresh sound.”

Prior to Karol G, the last time a core Latin female artist ranked at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs was way back in early 2017, when Shakira’s “Chantaje,” featuringMaluma, wrapped up 10 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the February 11, 2017-dated list.

Since then, three women who traditionally have only charted with English-language recordings have claimed the crown: Selena Gomez and Cardi B (featured on DJ Snake‘s “Taki Taki,” alongside Ozuna; 13 nonconsecutive weeks starting October 13, 2018) and Beyoncé (featured on J Balvin and Willy William‘s “Mi Gente”; 10 consecutive weeks starting October 21, 2017).

Beyond “China’s” coronation on Hot Latin Songs, the tune also climbs to a new high on the Latin Digital Songs Sales and Latin Streaming Songs chart through an equal 2-1 boost.

On the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, “China” lifts 44-43.

Sech Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart with “Otro Trago,” Featuring Darell

Sech is a man on top (of the charts)…

The 25-year-old Panamanian singer has earned his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart dated August 10, as “Otro Trago” featuring Darell, pushes 5-1 in its 14th frame. 

Sech

The track gets a big boost thanks in part to a new remix of the cut, which dropped on July 25, that features — in addition to Darell — Nicky JamOzuna and Anuel AA.  

“I’m extremely happy for the support,” Sech tells Billboard of his first No. 1. “I’m grateful to God, to Rich Music. There hasn’t been a Panamanian top a chart in a while, and I’m extremely proud and happy.”

The last Panamanian to top the Hot Latin Songs chart was El Chombowho scored his first No. 1 when “Dame Tu Cosita,” the remix alongside Pitbull and Karol G, featuring Cutty Ranks, landed atop the list over a year ago (May 12, 2018).

“Otro Trago,” which was written by Sech, Darell, Dímelo Flow and Joshua Méndezand produced by Dímelo Flow, also climbs 5-1 on Latin Streaming Songs, and debuts on the all-genre Streaming Songs chart at No. 22 with 15.9 million streams in the week ending August 1 (up 70%), according to Nielsen Music.

The song also sold 6,000 downloads (up 431%), pushing it 7-1 on Latin Digital Song Sales and enabling its debut at No. 30 on the overall Digital Song Sales list.

Radio play, meanwhile, advances with a 9-3 leap on Latin Airplay thanks to a 30% surge in audience impressions (to 12 million) earned in the week ending August 4.

As for Darell, he nabs his second No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs -which blends streaming data, digital sales and airplay. The Puerto Rican claimed his first leader in May 2018 when former No. 1 “Te Boté” (with Casper Mágico, Nio GarcíaNicky JamOzuna and Bad Bunny) arrived at the summit where it remained for 14 nonconsecutive weeks.

Pitbull Releases “3 To Tango” Video Featuring John Travolta

Pitbullis celebrating a little Saturday Night Feverin his latest music video…

The 38-year-old Cuban American rap superstar has released the official video for his new single “3 To Tango.” 

Pitbull

And Pitbull has brought in an extra special guest for a cameo appearance… the one and only John Travolta, who is never one to shy away from the dance floor. 

The video, for the most part, shows a bald man watching three beautiful women dance for him while he sips on an alcoholic drink. Some in-between scenes show a group of women, wearing black and red lingerie, doing a sultry dance routine. 

Fans are in for a real treat at the end of the clip, however, when the man in the music video — although there were hints that it was Pitbull — turns out to be Travolta all along. 

Adding some extra spice to the clip, the Hollywood actor, shows off his tango moves with each of the ladies before signing off with Pitbull’s signature saying, “dale!” 

Mr. 305 dropped his latest rumba-meets-tango track last week highlighting how one plus one equals three and how it takes three people (not two) to tango, ultimately turning his summer jam into a “lovefest.” 

Pitbull Releases Music Video for His Natti Natasha & Daddy Yankee Collaboration “No La Trates”

Pitbull is triangulating…

The 38-year-old Cuban American rap superstar has officially released the music video for “No La Trates,” his dancetastic collaboration with Natti Natasha and Daddy Yankee.

Pitbull, Natti Natasha, Daddy Yankee

In the catchy single, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, and Natti Natasha put their own twist on El General’s timeless ‘90s jam “Rica y Apretadita.”

“No Lo Trates” is a song about two men trying to conquer the same girl. The girl, on the other hand, makes it very clear that she’s an independent woman who knows her self-worth and is not easy to please.

The video clip, directed by Andrew Sandler, shows the three artists having a great time in a vintage-inspired club with several beautiful dancers and a live band.

“The hottest music video with the hottest (artists) is already out,” Natti Natasha expressed on Instagram.