Hayley Orrantia Releases Autobiographical New Ballad “If I Don’t”

Hayley Orrantiais opening up about her personal heartbreak.

The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer and The Goldbergs star has released an autobiographical new song “If I Don’t,” which highlights the struggles at the end of a relationship. 

Hayley Orrantia

The soaring ballad features whispered vocals from Orrantia, whowas a member of Lakoda Rayne, a country pop girl group assembled by Paula Abdul during the first season of The X Factor,as well ashand-snapped rhythms and confessional lyrics.

Orrantia penned the tune with Robyn Collinsand Mike Miller. She says she wrote “If I Don’t” during her “denial phase” towards the end of a relationship when she discovered an ex was lying to her. All the while, she ignored the red flags wanting to save face instead. These struggles are evident in the song’s biting lyrics: 

“I could tell you it’s over/ But then it’d be over/ And some things are better unsaid,” she sings.

“It was an out-of-body experience for me seeing this video come to life,” Orrantia told Billboard. “This music is a reflection of my breakup and to have that played out again in front of me was eerie. I struggled finding a director who really understood the vision and meaning behind the song. Then I met with Emma Higginsand she just knew exactly where to take it. I found it important to have a female direct the video as it translates more honestly from story to script to screen because it is told by a woman.”

In the video, Orrantia relives a strained relationship with the help of fellow actor Spencer Neville, who plays her ex on screen. A longtime friend of hers, Orrantia says she appreciated the familiarity of working alongside Neville while channeling a deeply emotional time in her life.

“If I Don’t” is featured on Orrantia’s latest EP, The Way Out, released in May. When she’s not working on music, Orrantia plays the role of Erica Goldberg on the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs

Kirstin Maldonado & Pentatonix to Launch World Tour in May

Kirstin Maldonado is going global…

The 26-year-old half-Mexican/part-Spanish American singer and her Pentatonix group mates will be hitting the road this spring for their upcoming world tour, and they spilled all the details of what fans can expect in a new video, premiering exclusively on Billboard.

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In the clip, the five singers sit down with Live Nationto answer questions about the tour and get quizzed about their fellow bandmates. 

“A lot of new music!” Maldonado says of what to expect, while Scott Hoyingpromises “fun,” “choreo” and “belting” at each show.

Next, the a cappella group plays a rapid-fire round of superlatives, naming which of their bandmates is the biggest prankster (Kirstin), the messiest (a toss-up) and always late (also Kirstin, though beatboxer Kevin Olusolapoints silently to himself).

Another fun fact? If the band could change their name, original members Maldonado, Hoying and Mitch Grassiall agree it would be — wait for it — Fifth Harmony! The girl group may have announced their indefinite hiatus in March 2018, but it’s a good thing CamilaCabello & Co. laid claim to the moniker during The X Factor back in 2012.

Pentatonix: The World Tourkicks off May 11 at the Oracle Arenain Oakland, California.

PENTATONIX: THE WORLD TOUR Dates

05/11/2019Oakland, CAOracle Arena
05/14/2019Fresno, CASave Mart Center
05/16/2019Inglewood, CAThe Forum
05/19/2019Denver, COPepsi Center
05/21/2019Tulsa, OKBOK Center
05/23/2019San Antonio, TXAT&T Center
05/25/2019Huntsville, ALVon Braun Center
05/26/2019Louisville, KYKFC Yum! Center
05/30/2019Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum Complex
06/01/2019Orlando, FLAmway Center
06/02/2019Augusta, GAJames Brown Arena
06/04/2019Allentown, PAPPL Center
06/06/2019New York, NYMadison Square Garden
06/08/2019Worcester, MADCU Center
06/09/2019Atlantic City, NJMark G. Etess Arena
06/11/2019Montreal, QCCentre Bell
06/13/2019Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun
06/15/2019Grand Rapids, MIVan Andel Arena
06/16/2019Columbus, OHNationwide Arena
06/18/2019Milwaukee, WIFiserv Forum
06/20/2019Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
06/22/2019Moline, ILTaxSlayer Center
06/23/2019Green Bay, WIResch Center
06/25/2019St. Paul, MNXcel Energy Center
06/26/2019Fargo, NDFargodome
06/28/2019Calgary, ABScotiabank Saddledome
06/30/2019Edmonton, ABRogers Place
07/02/2019Vancouver, BCRogers Arena
07/03/2019Tacoma, WATacoma Dome
07/06/201907/07/2019Las Vegas, NVStateline, NVMandalay Bay Events CenterLake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys +
08/11/2019Maryland Heights, MOHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/13/2019Kansas City, MOStarlight Theatre
08/14/2019Springfield, ILIllinois State Fairgrounds +
08/15/2019Highland Park, ILRavinia Festival +
08/17/2019Des Moines, IAIowa State Fair +
08/19/2019Brandon, MSBrandon Amphitheater
08/20/2019Orange Beach, ALThe Wharf Amphitheater
08/22/2019Tuscaloosa, ALTuscaloosa Amphitheater
08/24/2019Jacksonville, FLDailey’s Place
08/26/2019Columbia, MDMerriweather Post Pavilion
08/27/2019Canandaigua, NYConstellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
08/29/2019Gilford, NHBank of New Hampshire Pavilion
08/31/2019Bethel, NYBethel Woods Center for the Arts
09/01/2019Canfield, OHCanfield Fair +

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Hayley Orrantia to Star in Country Music-Themed Dramedy “What Would Dolly Do?”

Hayley Orrantia is going country…

The 24-year-old part-Mexican American actress/singer andThe Goldbergs star has signed on as the lead in What Would Dolly Do?, a comedic drama to be helmed by first-time feature director Kd Amond, who co-wrote the script with Lulu Marcil.

Hayley Orrantia

The film centers on a female country music trio from the hills of Appalachia who, after committing a crime of passion, find themselves both on tour and on the run from the law.

Orrantia will play Rae Lynn White, a feisty country singer whose personality can easily light up a room and whose troubled past has inspired a catalog of heartfelt music.

Orrantia is a real-life singer, who this year, kicked off her first-ever headlining Strong, Sweet & Southern tour, performing for fans in 23 cities. She was a member of Lakoda Rayne, a country-pop girl group assembled by Paula Abdul during the first season of The X Factor.

Nathaniel Edwards is producing What Would Dolly Do? along with Michael Flandersserving as executive producer.

Filming is slated to commence April 2019.

She previously starred in the film God’s Not Dead 2.

Fifth Harmony Announces Plans to Take a Break

Ally Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui won’t be harmonizing together for much longer…

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members have announced they’re going to be taking a break to focus on their solo careers.

Fifth Harmony

In a message to fans on Twitter, the all-girl group said they were going their separate ways “in order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you”.

“We’re all very excited and grateful to be able to take this time to learn and grow creatively and really find our footing as individuals.”

They promised to bring their new experiences back to the band.

Fifth Harmony hasn’t confirmed how long their break will be but assured fans their remaining shows in 2018 would still be going ahead.

The group, who were put together on the US version of The X Factor, thanked their supporters, adding: “With you love and encouragement we will continue to build on ourselves.”

There’s been speculation the group would go their separate ways ever since Camila Cabello left the band in December 2016.

She has since gone on to have success with her own solo career.

Her single “Havana” reached number one in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US.

ABC to Release “The Goldbergs” Mixtape, Featuring Six Hayley Orrantia Tracks

Hayley Orrantia is back behind the microphone…

After five seasons on the air, ABC‘s The Goldbergs, starring the 23-year-old part-Mexican American actress/singer, will finally have a soundtrack.

Hayley Orrantia

The Goldbergs “Mixtape” will feature 14 tracks, including five classic ’80s songs that Orrantia, who portrays Erica, has covered, including Cyndi Lauper‘s “True Colors” and Katrina & the Waves‘ “Walking on Sunshine,” performed with AJ Michalka.

The other nine tracks on the album, which is being released by Madison Gate Records, are original songs written specifically for Adam F. Goldberg‘s 1980-something semi-autobiographical comedy and include “Love Ninja,” with Orrantia and Troy Gentile (Barry).

The Goldbergs, produced by Sony Pictures Television, has featured a number of original songs on the series as Erica has an interest in becoming a singer-songwriter, while Barry has dreams of becoming a famous rapper via his “alter-ego” Big Tasty. Many television shows like Empire, Glee and Nashville have turned to producing soundtracks featuring their original music as a form of earning ancillary revenue.

Orrantia rose to acclaim as a member of Lakoda Rayne, a country-pop girl group assembled by Paula Abdul during the first season of The X Factor. During her teen years, she sang background vocals for Demi Lovato on Disney‘s Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam soundtrack and background vocals for Miley Cyrus on Disney’s Hannah Montana Forever soundtrack.

Here’s a look at the track list:

  1. “Rewind” (The Goldbergs Main Title Theme) — I Fight Dragons
  2. “Love Ninja” — Hayley Orrantia & Troy Gentile
  3. “D&D” — Kurtis Blow
  4. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” — Hayley Orrantia
  5. “Bad Boy Good Guy” — Troy Gentile
  6. “True Colors” — Hayley Orrantia
  7. “Ferris Wheel” — Troy Gentile
  8. “Tom Sawyer” — Hayley Orrantia & AJ Michalka
  9. “He’s the Man” — Troy Gentile (feat. Hayley Orrantia, AJ Michalka & Sam Lerner)
  10. “Eternal Flame” — Hayley Orrantia & AJ Michalka
  11. “Judah Macabee” — Troy Gentile (feat. Sean Giambrone, Sam Lerner, Noah Munck, Matt Bush)
  12. “Barry Goldberg: A Rap Story” — Anthony Petix
  13. “Walking On Sunshine” — Hayley Orrantia & AJ Michalka
  14. “Dads Just Don’t Care” — Troy Gentile

The Goldbergs “Mixtape is available for pre-order on digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more. The Goldbergs album costs $8.99.

Demi Lovato’s Documentary Garners More Than 7 Million Views on YouTube

Demi Lovato’s story is going viral…

The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress’ feature-length documentary Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated has garnered more than seven million views on her YouTube channel since its October 17 debut.

Demi Lovato

Fans from 195 countries have tuned in to watch the documentary since its premiere. In addition, bonus content and trailers released over the last few weeks in the lead-up to the premiere have garnered an additional 8 million views to date, bringing the overall total to more than 15 million views for the documentary and its surrounding content.

Nearly 70% of subscribers tuned in to watch the film, according to YouTube, and viewership expanded beyond core fans, with 80% of overall views coming from non-subscribers. It was also trending on Twitter and YouTube on launch day.

Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated takes an inside look at the tumultuous experiences that have made Lovato who she is today, including the stories of getting sober while being a judge on The X Factor, the end of her six-year relationship, and what it’s like being single and dating for the first time in her adult life. It chronicles transformative moments in Lovato’s life, from her battles with substance abuse and an eating disorder, to becoming one of the biggest names in the world.

The project is produced by Philymack.

Cabello Leaving Fifth Harmony to Pursue Solo Career

Camila Cabello is ready to fly solo…

The 19-year-old Cuban-American singer and member of Fifth Harmony has left the all-girl group.

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In a message posted on social media and signed by “Ally, Normani, Dinah and Lauren,” the group writes, “After four and a half years of being together, we have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony. We wish her well.”

The remaining members, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui, state that they will continue the group as a foursome.

As recently as December 9, when the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour hit New York City, the group had announced plans to release a new album. Kordei told radio personality Elvis Duran, “2017, it’s going to be popping,” and Jane Hansen added, “The third album is definitely going to be so lit. We’re really excited.”

Fifth Harmony was formed by Simon Cowell on the second season of the The X Factor US in July 2012. In January 2013, they signed a joint deal with Syco Music, owned by Cowell, and Epic Records, L.A. Reid‘s record label, after finishing in third place on the show.

To date, The group has sold 424,000 albums, 7 million digital songs and earned 1.6 billion on-demand streams in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.

Their honors include three MTV Video Music Awards, an American Music Award, a Billboard Women in Music award and seven Teen Choice Awards.

In the last two years, Cabello released two singles which reached the top 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100: “I Know What You Did Last Summer” with Shawn Mendes in 2015, and “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly earlier this year.

Rubio Reunites with Demi Lovato at the Singer’s Mexico City Concert

Paulina Rubio reunites with her “little sister”…

The 45-year-old Mexican singer reunited with Demi Lovato in Mexico City over the weekend at Lovato’s concert, where Rubio joined her former co-The X Factor USA judge onstage to sing Cyndi Lauper‘s ’80s anthem “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.”

Paulina Rubio & Demi Lovato

“Thank you for inviting me. I love you little sister, see you soon,” wrote Rubio on social media.

Rubio and Lovato rocked the Palacio de los Deportes stage, singing their hearts out, dancing and hugging each other.

Lovato is currently in Mexico with her Confident World Tour, where she will perform this week in cities including Guadalajara and Monterrey.

Fifth Harmony Releases Mad Max-Inspired Video for Latest Single “That’s My Girl”

Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello and Ally Brooke Hernandez are celebrating girl power in high style…

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members have released the official music video for their girl-anthem “That’s My Girl.”

Fifth Harmony

The Mad Max inspired video sees the fierce all-girl group and The X Factor finalists strutting through a dystopian town clad in all-white distressed garments as they rescue residents and bring them to safety.

“That’s My Girl” was also featured in a music video for the U.S. Women’s Gymnastic team for the 2016 Rio Games.

Fifth Harmony Wins Two Moonmen at the MTV Video Music Awards

It’s double the treble for Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello and Ally Brooke Hernandez

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members won two Moonmen at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

Fifth Harmony

The all-girl group took home the trophy for Best Collaboration for their hit single “Work from Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

Additionally, Fifth Harmony won Song of Summer for their single “All in My Head,” featuring Fetty Wap.

The X Factor finalists now have three career wins at the MTV VMAs. They’d previously won the award for Artist To Watch at the 2014 awards show.

Beyonce ruled the night with a show-stopping performance and more awards than any other artist at the show.

Here’s a look at the winners:

Video of the Year: “Formation,” Beyonce
Michael Jackson Vanguard Award: Rihanna
Best Hip-Hop video: “Hotline Bling,” Drake
Best Male Video: “This is What You Came For,” Calvin Harris
Best Female Video: “Hold Up,” Beyonce
Best New Artist: DNCE
Pop Video: “Formation,” Beyonce
Rock Video: “Heathens,” twenty one pilots
Electronic Video: “How Deep Is Your Love,” Calvin Harris & Disciples
Best Collaboration: “Work from Home,” Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Best Visual Effects: “Up&Up,” Coldplay
Best Editing: “Formation,” Beyonce
Best Cinematography: “Formation,” Beyonce
Best Choreography: “Formation,” Beyonce
Best Art Direction: “Blackstar,” David Bowie
Breakthrough Long Form Video: “Lemonade,” Beyonce
Song of Summer: “All in My Head,” Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap