RBD Returns to the Music Scene with Nostalgic Pop Track “Siempre He Estado Aquí”

RBD never really left…

The iconic Mexican band has delivered the dreamy, nostalgic pop track “Siempre He Estado Aquí,” its first single in 12 years.

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The song features of the band’s four of six members: Anahí, Christopher von Uckermann, Maite Perroni and Christian Chavez.

The new song marks the band’s grand return to the spotlight after separating in 2009 following massive global success.

“Siempre He Estado Aquí,” produced and penned by Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo, starts off with Anahí’s angelic voice, which immediately enraptures you.

The track has been released ahead of RBD’s forthcoming global virtual concert on December 26.

Anahi & Her RBD Band Mates Set Date for Reunion & Virtual Concert

Anahí and the gang are getting back together again…

It’s been 12 years since the 37-year-old Mexican singer/actress and her fellow RBD members’ last concert. And after rumors of a band gathering in the works, the Mexican group has officially set a date for their highly anticipated reunion.

On December 26, four of the six RBD members — Anahí, Maite Perroni, Christian Chávez, and Christopher Von Uckermann — will come together for virtual event dubbed “Ser o Parecer.”

It kicks off at 11:00 am ET with a “marathon tribute” to the Rebelde generation, where fans from all over the world will be able to be part of the marathon by submitting their own tribute videos here.

“After 12 years, we’ll finally be together again,” the participating artists posted on their social media while inviting fans to purchase tickets for the 7:00 pm ET livestream concert that will wrap up the virtual event. Tickets to the livestream concert go on sale October 4.

The virtual reunion announcement comes just weeks after RBD’s catalog was made available on all digital streaming platforms.

The band, inspired by the hit telenovela Rebelde (2004-2006), became an unstoppable force, performing sold-out shows around the world. On the Billboard charts, RBD had a total of seven entries on the Billboard 200 chart including Rebelde, Celestial and Nuestro Amor, and eight entries on Top Latin Albums with six hitting the top 10. Over on Hot Latin Songs, the band had 10 total entries and out of those, five hit top 10.

 

Dulce Maria to Make Big Debut on Upcoming Season Two of Telemundo’s “Falsa Identidad”

Dulce María is ready for her close-up…

The 34-year-old Mexican singer and actress is making her grand debut on Telemundo‘s Falsa Identidad, now in its second season, which will premiere on September 22.

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The RBD alum joins the suspenseful, drama series as Victoria Llamas, a passionate and fearless woman who will fight for justice – a characteristic she can relate to.

“Victoria is very much about doing things the right way to seek justice for others, and she’s very passionate about defending the people she loves. That’s me 100 percent,” says Dulce María, who began acting at age 5 and starred in the hit telenovela Rebelde, which led to the formation of chart-topping band RBD.

Falsa Identidad is based on a story of two complete strangers forced to flee their home state of Sonora, México and adopt false identities to escape their traumatic past.

“I’ve been watching what they do for a while now and all their series/telenovelas have been great and different to what others are doing,” says Dulce Maria about joining Telemundo. “I had been wanting to work with them for a while so I’m very happy.”

So what can you expect in the second season?

“Like the first season, it’ll hook you from day one,” says Dulce Maria. “Everything can happen on season two and this time around we’re exploring really important and timely topics that are actually happening in real life.”

Christopher von Uckermann to Star in the Film Adaptation of Paul Auster’s Novel “The Country of Last Things”

Christopher von Uckermann is one of the last thingsstanding…

The 32-year-old Mexican singer/actor is set to star in the Spanish-language film adaptation of Paul Auster’s novel The Country of Last Things.

Christopher von Uckermann

von Uckermann will star opposite Argentine newcomer Jazmín Dizand Maria de Medeiros in the film which will be directed byArgentine filmmaker Alejandro Chomski.

Set in a devastated city that was once a thriving metropolis, the dystopian story follows Anna (Diz) as she searches for her brother, a missing journalist. In her quest to find him, she meets and falls in love with Sam (von Uckermann), another journalist. 

Chomski adapted Auster’s novel, which has been translated into more than 40 languages.

Shooting is underway at Pinewood Dominican Republic Studioson the feature.

von Uckermann shot to fame in his homeland after starring in local soap opera Rebelde. He was a member of RBDbefore launching a solo career.

Chomski’s debut Today and Tomorrow premiered at Cannes Film Festivalin 2003. His other credits include the Jennifer Lopez-produced reggaeton film Feel The NoiseA Beautiful Life, starring Dana Delanyand Bai Ling, and Asleep In The Sun, based on the novel by Adolfo Bioy Casares.

Herrera to Star in Fox’s Drama Pilot “The Exorcist”

Alfonso Herrera is ready for a little exorcise

The 32-year-old Mexican actor and former RBD member will star in The Exorcist, Fox’s drama pilot inspired by William Blatty’s 1971 book.

Alfonso Herrera

Penned by Jeremy Slater, the project is described as a modern reinvention of the book, previously adapted into William Friedkin’s classic horror film.

It’s a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men — Father Tomas Ortega (Herrera) and Father Marcus Lang (Ben Daniels) — tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil.

Herrera’s Father Tomas is the warm, selfless and compassionate leader of a small but hearty little church. Daniels’ Father Marcus is the intense holy warrior carrying out an occupation that the church no longer acknowledges in public.

Herrera got the attention of Fox and 20th Century Television casting executives last year when he was cast as the male lead in their pilot Urban CowboyHe made his American acting debut with a recurring role on the Netflix drama series Sense8 

He’s well established in Latin America where he is a telenovela star and has done a slew of popular TV series in movies in his native Mexico, including hit telenovela Rebelde and high-grossing feature The Perfect Dictatorship.

 

Herrera to Star in Netflix’s Sci-fi Drama Series “Sense8”

Alfonso Herrera is going global for his next project…

The 30-year-old Mexican actor, a former member of Mexican music group RBD, has joined the international cast of Netflix’s sci-fi drama series Sense8.

Alfonso Herrera

There’s no word not on Herrera’s role in the 10-episode series from Lana and Andy Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski, which is described as “a grippingglobal tale of minds linked and souls hunted” that incorporates the Wachowskis’ storytelling style.

“The series follows eight characters around the world who, in the aftermath of a tragic death, find themselves linked to each other mentally and emotionally,” Straczynski tells Deadline.com. “They can not only see and talk to each other as though they were in the same place, they have access to each other’s deepest secrets. Not only must they figure out what happened and why and what it means for the future of humanity, they must do sowhile being hunted by an organization out to capture, kill or vivisect them.”

In addition to Herrera, the series will starTuppence Middleton, Aml Ameen, Freema Agyeman, Tena Desae, Doona Bae, Max Riemelt,  Erendira Ibarra, Jamie Clayton, Miguel Silvestre and Terrence Mann.

Sense8, which isexpected to debut next year, will be shot in nine locations on four continents: Chicago, San Francisco, London, Iceland, Seoul, Mumbai, Berlin, Mexico City and Nairobi.

Santos to Debut in the Top Five on the Billboard 200 Chart

It could turn out to be a memorable week for Romeo Santos

The 32-year-old Puerto Rican/Dominican American singer is predicted to sell more than 90,000 copies of his latest album Formula, Vol. 2 in its debut week.

Romeo Santos

If sales figures hold up, Santos’ sophomore solo album would land in the Top Five on the Billboard 200 and give him his best sales week ever on the chart.

It would also result in the largest sales week for a Latin album since 2006.

The last Latin set to have a bigger week was RBD‘s Celestial, which sold 117,000 in its first week (ending Nov. 26, 2006). The last male solo artist to sell more than 90,000 was Daddy Yankee, when his Barrio Fino: En Directo — which would secure his best bow with 100,000 in the week ending Dec. 18, 2005.

But Santos isn’t the only Latino artist who could reach the Top Five.

Kid Cudi‘s Satellite Flight is expected to sell 90,000 as well. The set debuted in the iTunes Store on Tuesday (Feb. 25) with little advance warning. It is presently only available through iTunes — and only as a full album. He follows in the footsteps of Beyonce, who released her surprise self-titled album in December as an album-only set through iTunes. (After a week, the set’s tracks became available for individual purchase.)

The Billboard 200’s new top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, March 5.

Anahí Debuts Her Shoe Designs in the United States

She’s known for her killer style… And now Anahí is helping women like her put their best (fashion) foot forward…

The 29-year-old Mexican singer/actress is making her stateside debut as a fashion designer with her own line of shoes for style-savvy Latinas.

Anahi

“I’m super happy to launch in the U.S. the sale of shoes by catalog where Latino women can select from among a great variety and according to their tastes,” says Anahí , who is reportedly recording a duet with Flo Rida.

The publicity campaign to promote Los Zapatos Fabulosos de Anahí  in the United States began this week, with the former member of RBD offering her footwear designs online via Aviesta.com.

“I make suggestions with drawings of the shoes’ designs so that Latino women see them as pretty, like the ones the celebrities use on the red carpet, but at prices accessible to everybody,” said Anahí, who serves as Aviesta.com’s fashion director.

“Four years ago we began to offer my shoe designs in Mexico, but via the Facebook page and other social networks, the girls in the U.S. have been asking me when I was going to expand the service … here,” added the singer.

It looks like the time is now… And after taking a Style Quiz on the website, you’ll have a monthly showroom of Anahí-approved zapatos to choose from.

Vázquez Sounds Releases Cover of The Beatles’ “Let It Be”

Following successful covers of music by Adele, Mariah Carey and more,  Vázquez Sounds is back with the band-of-siblings’ fifth cover…

This time 10-year-old lead singer Angie Vázquez and her teenage brothers Abelardo and Gustavo—who play the keyboard, guitar and drums—have just released the video of the band’s version of The Beatles’ “Let It Be.”

Vazquez Sounds

In the black and white video, the Mexican siblings—who became instant internet sensations with their cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”—offer a simple-but-impactful take on the popular Beatles tune.

In addition, the Mexicali siblings have been invited by John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono to join former RBD singer Anahi as ambassadors of peace her The Non Violence Project. As part of their responsibilities, the trio will promote the message of peace at its concerts and presentations.

Meanwhile, Vázquez Sounds’ cover of “Let It Be” will be available on iTunes on Tuesday, June 19.

Anahi Records Duet with Juan Gabriel…

She’s considered Mexico’s most influential celebrity in social media with more than three million followers… And now Anahí has set her sights on reaching an older audience!

The 28-year-old Mexican singer/actress has recorded a track with the legendary Juan Gabriel for his upcoming commemorative album.

Anahi

“You’ll see a hit,” announced Anahí on Twitter regarding her collaboration with the beloved 61-year-old singer/songwriter about the song that they recorded in the Mexican Caribbean.

“Happy! Recording with the greatest artist Mexico has ever had. Juan Gabriel, I love you,” wrote the former RBD member in another message to her Twitter followers, along with including a picture of the two on the beach. “Thank you for believing in me.”

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Anahí’s duet with Gabriel—a single expected to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers—will form part of El Divo de Juárez’s latest project to commemorate his 40 years in the music industry as one of Mexico’s most prolific singer-songwriters.

Gabriel responded to Anahí’s tweet with one of his own:

“Thank you for coming, for singing and for being with me. Blessings to so much youth,” wrote Gabriel.