Chiquis Rivera & Becky G Release Cumbia-fied Version of Dolly Parton’s Classic Song “Jolene”

Chiquis Rivera is giving a Dolly Parton classic a Mexican cumbia twist…

The 34-year-old Mexican American singer has joined voices with Becky G torelease a new version of Dolly Parton’s 1974 hit “Jolene.” 

Becky G & Chiquis

On the track, Chiquis and the 23-year-old Mexican American singer/rapper belt the classic lyrics en español over a cumbia beat. 

Chiquis & Becky G, longtime friends, have been waiting for the opportunity to collaborate on a song. 

Chiquis, the daughter of the late Jenni Rivera, decided to reach out to Parton’s team and was pleasantly surprised when they gave their seal of approval.

“Dolly is an icon in music and for women. An example to follow and it is an honor to sing this song in Spanish,” the Chiquis told Telemundo.

Becky G was thrilled to fuse both her Mexican and American roots on the classic song.

“I was fascinated by the idea because it brings together our two worlds. When they ask me where I am from, I always say that I am Mexican. I never say that my grandparents are Mexican and I am American,” the “Sin Pijama”singer said. “However, country music was always heard in my house, with the Mexican, and our ‘Jolene’ is that. It has the essence of Dolly with a little bit of our itch.”

Jolene is the third single from Chiquis’ latest album PLAYLIST. For the women, it was the perfect time for them to come together for one of the biggest songs in history. “We were waiting for the right one, and although I never thought it would come from country, it worked perfectly.”

Chiquis and Becky G will release the music video for the track in the near future. The ladies teased the release on their respective social media accounts with clips. In the clips, the women hold guns as they ride through the dessert.

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Mau y Ricky Renew Publishing Deal with Sony/ATV

Mau and Ricky Montaner’s music won’t be finding a new home…

The Venezuelan brothers, better known as Mau y Ricky, have renewed their publishing deal with Sony/ATV, according to Billboard.

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“We are happy to remain part of the Sony/ATV family where our songs have a house and are well maintained,” Mau and Ricky tell Billboard. “It’s been many years now. [President and CEO, Latin America and U.S. Latin] Jorge Mejia trusts in our talent and we trust him.”

The Latin Grammy-nominated duo,  sons of music icon Ricardo Montaner, officially joined Sony/ATV in 2014 and since then have been working with many stars including Thalia,Karol G,Sofia Reyes,Lali,Ednita Nazario and Miguel Bosé, to name a few.

On the Billboard charts, Mau and Ricky have also scored hits as songwriters, including Ricky Martin’s “Vente Pa’ Ca,” which debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplaychart in 2016, and “Sin Pijama” by Becky Gand Natti Natasha, which also topped that chart in 2018.

“They are part of our house, composers who are part of the company’s DNA and we trust them,” concludes Mejia.

Becky G to Release Debut Album, “Mala Santa,” This Month

Becky G is finally ready for her big debut…

The 22-year-old Mexican American bilingual singer/rapper, who has released singles and collaborations since 2013, is set to release her first album in the near future.

Becky G

Becky G has revealed that her debut album Mala Santa will arrive on Thursday, October 17. Becky G shared the news on social media, writing: “Finally. This is my new era.”

During the past few years, the singer/songwriter and soon-to-be host of 2019 MTV EMAs awardshas proven her versatility as an entertainer.

Becky G has already conquered Billboard’s Latin Airplaychart with “Mayores” and “Sin Pijama.” With “Mayores,” she became one of only five women to achieve that feat in 2017.

Next week, Becky G will also participate at the Billboard Latin AMAs Summit as a speaker on The Superstar panel, and will be honored with the Extraordinary Evolution Award at the 2019 Latin American Music Awards for her success as a young performer who has reached the pinnacle of success in a short period of time.

Mala Santa will be available for preorder on October 11.

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.

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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.

Becky G Releases New Single “Green Light Go”

Becky G isn’t stopping for traffic…

The 22-year-old Mexican bilingual singer/rapper has released her latest English-language single “Green Light Go.”

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It’s a follow-up to her previously released English-language track “LBD,” which she released in January.

The new single features a smooth R&B-meets-sensual trap vibe, and it name drops a famous brand.

“If I ever fall, I’m landing on my Gucci soles,” sings Becky G.

Before releasing “LBD,” her return to English music, Becky G embraced her Latin roots, releasing several Spanish-language hits including the smash “Sin Pijama” with Natti Natasha, “Mayores,” and the remix of “Mala Mía” byMaluma, alongsideAnitta.

Cardi B Tops YouTube’s Top 10 Songs of the Summer lists in the US and Globally

Cardi B is the Queen of Summer on YouTube

Summer nay be drawing to a close, and most people couldn’t get enough of the 25-year-old half-Dominican American’s Cardi B’s “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin.

Cardi B

YouTube has revealed its Top 10 Songs of the Summer lists in the U.S. and globally, naming the top songs that were most popular around the world during the hot weather months.

The songs are ranked by their global and U.S. views across YouTube between May 28, 2018, and August 25, 2018.

“I Like It” nabbed the No. 1 spot in the U.S., becoming the favorite song for many people living in states like Florida, California, Texas, New York and Nevada.

Meanwhile, the “Te Bote” remix with Casper, Nio Garcia, DarellNicky Jam, Bad Bunny and Ozuna, lands the No. 2 spot in the global list, following Maroon 5’s“Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B.

But the “I Like It” and “Te Bote” squads were not the only ones putting Latinos in the forefront this summer. In fact, five of the Top 10 Songs of the Summer on the global list belong to Latin artists.

Becky G andNatti Natasha’s “Sin Pijama” lands at No. 4. Followed by Cardi B’s “I Like It” featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny at No. 5. Nicky Jam and J Balvin stand strong at No. 6 with “X” and Daddy Yankee sits at No. 7 with his catchy single, “Dura,” further proving that Latin music is the perfect go-to for a summer playlist.

Here are the complete YouTube lists:

YouTube Top 10 Songs of the Summer US List:

  1. Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
  2.  Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
  3. Maroon 5 – “Girls Like You” ft. Cardi B
  4. Drake – “In My Feelings”
  5. Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
  6. XXXTENTACION – “SAD!”
  7. Tyga – “Taste” (Official Video) ft. Offset
  8. 6ix9ine, Nicki Minaj, Murda Beatz – “FEFE”
  9. Casper – “Te Bote” (Remix) feat Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna
  10. 10. Post Malone – “Psycho” ft. Ty Dolla $ign

YouTube Top 10 Songs of the Summer Global List:

  1. Maroon 5 – “Girls Like You” ft. Cardi B
  2. Casper – “Te Bote” (Remix) feat Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna
  3. BLACKPINK – “‘뚜두뚜두” (DDU-DU DDU-DU)
  4. Becky G, Natti Natasha – “Sin Pijama”
  5. Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
  6. Nicky Jam x J. Balvin – “X” (EQUIS)
  7. Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
  8. Neha Kakkar, Dhvani Bhanushali & Ikka Singh – “Dilbar”
  9. Drake – “In My Feelings”
  10. Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”