Christina Aguilera Appears in New Live Nation Ad Promoting Las Vegas’ Entertainment Options

Christina Aguilera is showing you a fabulous look at what happens in Vegas…

Live Nation is highlighting all the entertainment Las Vegas has to offer in a sparkling new ad featuring the 39-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer and some of her fellow residency artists.

Christina Aguilera

The one-minute clip features Xtina take center stage at Zappos Theaterat Planet Hollywoodin an extravagent costume, Shania Twainriding a horse down the Fremont Steet Experience, and Aerosmith(along with their Park Theatersold-out crowd) chanting Vegas’ new slogan, “What happens here, only happens here.”

“Las Vegas stages have been graced for decades by the greatest legends of all time and it’s a privilege to be invited to join a community of such a diverse live performance history,” Twain said in a statement. “There is no greater place on earth to perform my music.”

Here’s trio’s list of upcoming residency dates:

Christina Aguilera: The Xperience: Feb. 26, 28 & 29; March 4, 5 & 6, 2020. 

Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild: Jan. 31, Feb. 3, 5, 8, 10, 13 & 15; May 20, 23, 25, 28 & 30; June 2 & 4, 2020.

Shania Twain: Let’s Go!: March 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27 & 28; May 20, 22, 23, 27, 29 & 30; June 3, 5 & 6, 2020

Pitbull Signs with William Morris Endeavor (WME)

Pitbull has new representation…

The 36-year-old Cuban American rapper, the global star whose entertainment ventures stretch from music and concerts to television production and hosting to a Las Vegas act, has inked with William Morris Endeavor (WME).

Pitbull, born Armando Christian Perez, also will take his motivational speaking platform worldwide via his new agency.

The Grammy-winning artist released his 10th album, Climate Change, in March. He has 70 million single sales and 6 million album sales in his career, and is co-headlining his next tour with Enrique Iglesias beginning in June. In July, resumes his Vegas residency at the Axis at Planet Hollywood.

On the television side, his Honey I’m Home production company has co-produced Fox’s Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution the past three years with Endemol Shine North America. He also oversees his Pitbull’s Globalization channel on SiriusXM

Lopez Working on New, All-Spanish Album Alongside Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez is switching tongues…

The 47-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress is hard at work on a new, all-Spanish album, alongside ex-husband Marc Anthony, who will act as executive producer, according to Billboard.

Jennifer Lopez

The album is scheduled for release in 2017, with the first single from the new production set to drop in November.

It will be Lopez’s first all-Spanish album in a decade. Back in 2007, she released her Spanish-language debut, Como Ama una Mujer, which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and, at the time, was only the fifth Spanish-language album to debut in the top 10 of the all-genre chart.

Como Ama una Mujer was co-produced by Anthony, who now comes in as an executive producer on Lopez’s new album via an alliance with his entertainment company, Magnus Media, and Sony Music Latin, which will release the effort.

Magnus also will provide consulting services to Lopez for the Hispanic market in marketing, content development and touring.

“I am so excited and really looking forward to this new musical journey and to celebrate my Latin roots with Marc Anthony and the Sony/Magnus family,” Lopez said Thursday in a statement.

Lopez hasn’t really stopped celebrating her Latin roots. In the past few years, she’s had several high-profile collaborations with Latin acts, including Pitbull (“On the Floor”), Wisin y Yandel (“Follow the Leader”), Wisin and Ricky Martin (“Adrenalina”), Prince Royce and Pitbull (“Back It Up”) and, of course, Anthony.

Most recently, Lopez recorded “Love Make the World Go Round” with Lin-Manuel Miranda.

“[Jennifer] has had enormous accomplishments in her career and has been representing our culture all over the world from day one,” Anthony said in a statement. “Her artistry, professionalism and passion for music are just some of the many attributes that have earned her a unique place in the entertainment world that very few people have been able to obtain. I am looking forward to our creative collaboration and to be part of continuing her musical legacy.”

Expectations are high surrounding Lopez’s new Spanish set. At the time of its release in 2007, Como Ama una Mujer set the record for the largest sales week for an act’s debut Spanish-language album. That mark would later be topped by Romeo Santos, but Lopez still maintains the record among female artists.

“Jennifer is one of the most iconic Latina superstars of all time and a longtime member of the Sony family,” added Afo Verde, chairman and CEO, Latin America, Spain and Portugal, Sony Music Entertainment. “We’re very excited to partner with her and Marc on a project that is all about spotlighting her spirit and soul.”

Aside from her recording career, Lopez is currently working on season 2 of her hit NBC series Shades of Blue. In December she will complete the first year of her All I Have residency in Las Vegas at the AXIS Theater in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Dorough & the Backstreet Boys Launching 18-Date Las Vegas Residency

All bet’s are on for Howie Dorough..

The 42-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer and his fellow Backstreet Boys band mates will kick off an 18-date trial residency at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on March 1, 2017, according to Billboard.

Backstreet Boys

“If you’ve ever been to a Backstreet Boys show… it’s going to be that on steroids,” says Brian Littrell.

“We’re going to call the show Larger Than Life, and we’re taking that theme and we’re going to run with it,” adds Kevin Richardson.

The show, split between March and June/July runs, is a joint venture between Caesars Entertainment and Live Nation, and promises to be a “one-of-a-kind, over-the-top” production featuring the Grammy-winning group’s greatest hits and more.

The quintet’s arrival in Las Vegas cements a burgeoning era of pop music residencies on The Strip, with acts including Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez having breathed new life into traditional residency set-ups in recent years.

“The AXIS marked a new era of entertainment, bringing the first pop music residencies to the famed Las Vegas Strip,” says Jason Gastwirth, Caesars Entertainment senior vice president of marketing and entertainment. “Introducing the Backstreet Boys further solidifies our reputation as a premier destination for live entertainment.”

Tickets for the shows will start at $39, plus fees and taxes, and go on sale at 10am on October 1st, with various pre-sales kicking off from Monday.

The dates are:

March 2017: 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18
June 2017: 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30
July 2017: 1

Lopez: 2015’s Highest-Earning Latina in Music

Jennifer Lopez is this year’s highest-earning Latina in music, according to Forbes.

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer, actress and American Idol judge comes in at No. 7 on the magazines’ annual list of the Highest-Paid Women in Music, released Wednesday

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez made $28.5 million this year, despite only playing five concerts during Forbes’ scoring period.

Lopez made double-digit millions as a judge on Idol; recent acting roles include the film The Boy Next Door. With a Bronx-inspired residency at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood due to start in early 2016, Lopez’s stock could rise in 2016.

But Lopez isn’t the only Latina to make this year’s list.

Mariah Carey comes in at No. 9 with earnings of $27 million.

In May 2015, the 45-year-old half-Venezuelan American songstress joined a long line of cash queens in taking her talents to Las Vegas for a residency. Dubbed Mariah Carey’s #1’s, the series is set to stretch into 2016, making her an early favorite to land on next year’s list.

Katy Perry topped this year’s list with $135 million.

Click here to see the complete list.

Lopez to Bring a Taste of the Bronx to Her Las Vegas Residency

Jennifer Lopez isn’t forgetting her roots…

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge plans to bring a taste of the Bronx to Las Vegas for her residency next year.

Jennifer Lopez

La Lopez, who covers the November issue of Ocean Drive, reveals in the interview with the magazine how she plans to pay homage to her New York roots during her upcoming shows at Planet Hollywood.

“I want it to be a high-energy, Bronx kind of block party,” Lopez tells the publication. “The most exciting shows make you dance, and scream, and jump up and down. I want people to really let loose…. I’m just looking to do the best Jennifer Lopez show anyone has ever seen.”

J.Lo goes on sharing what else fans can expect from her residency, saying that she’ll cover different songs by fellow female singers at each concert in addition to performing her own tracks. “I want the show to be always changing, so it’s a unique experience every time – one night a Selena song, and another maybe something by Diana Ross.”

J.Lo’s residency, titled “All I Have“, is scheduled to start on January 20.

Ha*Ash Named a Guest Act on Ricky Martin’s One World Tour

Ha*Ash will be livin’ la vida loca with Ricky Martin

The Mexican American pop duo, comprised of sisters Hanna Nicole Pérez Mosa and Ashley Grace Pérez Mosa, will serve as one of the guest acts on the U.S. leg of Martin’s One World Tour.

Ha*Ash

Beginning on September 15, the tour will feature 25 dates Stateside. 20 of those dates will feature either Ha*Ash or reggaeton star Wisin as guest acts.

Martin will play his initial two shows at the Axis at Planet Hollywood and the Grand Sierra Grand Theater in Reno on September 15 and 16, respectively. He’ll be joined by Ha*Ash opening night and then again beginning Sept. 17 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The duo will open for Martin in 10 West Coast stops, including the Forum in Los Angeles and Viejas Arena in San Diego.

Then, on Oct. 1, Wisin will join Martin at Madison Square Garden and will also perform 10 dates with him, including Miami’s American Airlines Arena.

While having opening acts or guest acts in major tours is a normal part of doing business for mainstream acts, big Latin stars rarely tour with opening acts. One of the first to change that was Enrique Iglesias, who’s been touring with supporting acts for years and playing an instrumental role in catapulting them to success.

In Wisin’s case, he already is a major star who toured massive arenas as part of the duo Wisin y Yandel.

In this case, he says, touring with Martin was about “mutual respect.” Martin is featured in Wisin’s hit single “Adrenalina” (which also featured Jennifer Lopez) and will also sing on Wisin’s upcoming single, “Que se sienta el deseo.”

“Ever since we recorded ‘Adrenalina’ it’s clear to me that people enjoy hearing us together,” said Wisin.

“By the time I go on tour with him in October, the track should be strong in radio.”

On their end, Ha*Ash will perform an acoustic set with their group, which has been touring Mexico, Latin America and Spain. The duo just released their new single in the U.S., “Lo aprendí de tí.”

“We’re thrilled with the invitation,” said Hannah. “We love that Ricky is lending us his stage and his audience.”

Beyond Martin, more and more Latin acts are touring with opening acts. Juanes is currently on tour with alt chanteuse Ximena Sariñana. And J Balvin will go on tour with Becky G in September.

RICKY MARTIN ‘ONE WORLD’
Sept. 15 – Las Vegas – Axis at Planet Hollywood
Sept. 16 – Reno – Grand Sierra, Grand Theater
Sept. 17 – Oakland – Oracle Arena – Con Ha*Ash
Sept. 19 – Los Ángeles – The Forum – Con Ha*Ash
Sept. 20 – San Diego – Viejas Arena – Con Ha*Ash
Sept. 23 – Tucson – Anselmo Valencia Amp
Sept. 24 – Albuquerque – Sandia Casino
Sept. 26 – Phoenix – Comerica Theatre – Con Ha*Ash
Sept. 27 – El Paso – El Paso County Coliseum – Con Ha*Ash
Sept. 29 – Hidalgo – State Farm Arena – Con Ha*Ash
Sept. 30 – Houston – Toyota Center – Con Ha*Ash
Oct. 1 – Laredo – Laredo Energy Arena con Ha*Ash
Oct. 3 – San Antonio – Freeman Coliseum con Ha*Ash
Oct. 4 – Dallas – Gexa Energy Pavilion – con Ha*Ash
Oct. 8 – Nueva York – Madison Square Garden – con Wisin
Oct. 9 – Washington – Patriot Center – con Wisin
Oct. 11 – Chicago – Allstate Arena – con Wisin
Oct. 14 – Montreal (Canadá) Bell Centre – con Wisin
Oct. 15 – Toronto (Canadá) – Air Canada Center – con Wisin
Oct. 17 – Atlantic City – Boardwalk Hall – con Wisin
Oct. 18 – Uncasville – Mohegan Sun Arena – con Wisin
Oct. 21 – Durham – Durham Perf Arts Centre
Oct. 22 – Atlanta – Philips Arena con Wisin
Oct. 24 – Miami – American Airlines Arena – con Wisin
Oct. 25 – Orlando – Amway Center – con Wisin