BET has partnered with Kin on new digital lifestyle seriesCelebrity Stash, which will feature the appearance of the 30-year-old Afro-Dominican singer.
The eight-episode first season will give fans a look into the homes of some of their favorite stars, including La Negra, Bow Wow, Eva Marcille, Safaree, Young M.A., Yandy Smith-Harris, B Simone, and Letoya Luckett.
The series will premiere on Friday, July 9, on BET Her’s YouTube channel with Luckett.
In each episode, a new celebrity guest will invite fans into their home to check out some of their beloved belongings, from Swarovski crystal baby shoes to multicolored motorcycles, and help decide which treasures to keep and which to donate to charity.
“It’s been a pleasure to partner with Kin to produce Celebrity Stash. We’re proud to have created a show that melds celebrity and philanthropy. Having stars give us a glimpse into their personal spaces along with donating an item for charity from their collections is really special,” said SVP and General Manager of BET Digital, Amy DuBois Barnett.
The episode release schedule is as follows:
7/9: EP 101 LeToya Luckett / Dallas, TX
7/16: EP 102 Amara La Negra / Miami, FL
7/23: EP 103 Safaree / Atlanta, GA
7/30: EP 105 Young M.A/ Phillipsburg, NJ
8/6: EP 104 Bow Wow / Atlanta, GA
8/13: EP 106 Eva Marcille / Atlanta, GA
8/20: EP Yandy Smith-Harris/ Atlanta, GA
8/27: EP 108 B Simone/Atlanta, GA
Celebrity Stash is produced by Shani Black and Gabrielle Jones for Kin, creator of unscripted entertainment franchises that resonate with women ages 25 to 40. Amber Mike serves as executive producer for BET.
The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) has announced the lineup for the fest’s forthcoming hybrid edition, with HBO Latino’s Habla Now, featuring the 34-year-old Colombian American actress and author, as the Opening Night drive-in feature.
The documentary special, the 15th installment of HBO Latino’s award-winning “Habla” series, features testimonials from US Latinos – celebrities, recognized professionals, and everyday Latinos – who share honest stories about being Latino in the U.S.
In addition to Guerrero, the storytellers include Arturo Castro, Nely Galan, Amara La Negra, Cristina Jimenez, Ozzie Areu, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez, Mark Hugo Lopez, Mariana Atencio, Laurie Hernandez, Justina Machado, Diane Guerrero, Carmen Carrera, José Andrés and many more.
In addition, Angel Manuel Soto’s Charm City Kings will have its New York premiere at the fest.
Produced by Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and James Lassiter, with a story by Oscar winner Barry Jenkins, Charm City Kings marks the feature directorial debut follows the journey of 14-year-old Mouse who desperately wants to join the Midnight Clique, an infamous group of Baltimore dirt-bike riders who rule the summertime streets.
John Leguizamo’s Critical Thinkingwill also make its New York premiere. The film tells the true story of five Latinx and Black teenagers from Miami Jackson Senior High School who fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher.
This year’s virtual NYLFF will take place from September 14-20.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, festivals around the world have either canceled or pivoted to an entirely virtual program. NYLFF is one of the Latinx-based fests that continued with plans for the annual fest with the appropriate changes.
The 21st edition will be a combination of virtual events and in-person screenings that celebrate Latinx creators.
The fest will also host the first Latino drive-in experience to take place both in New York and in The Bronx.
This year’s festival features nearly 75 films representing more than 10 countries, spanning all genres including features, shorts, documentaries, web series and experimental films.
“Inspired by the resilience of the Latino community, NYLFF is proud to return with a fresh format featuring our first-ever drive-in experiences,” said Calixto Chinchilla, founder of NYLFF. “We are proud to serve as an important platform for Latino creatives to share culturally relevant stories about intersectionality, diversity, and lived experiences in this country. Gracias to our sponsors for continuing to support our community of content creators and movie-goers. While there’s much learned this year, one thing we can all agree, the culture continues!”
Click here the complete lineup for this year’s NYLFF.
The program will feature artists performing at the venue, a virtual audience, and an innovative integration of the latest state-of-the-art, augmented and virtual reality technologies for award presentations, intros and musical performances.
The special show will leverage technology and innovation to provide for a safe environment in delivering a live music awards show.
Premios Juventud 2020 will air at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, August 13 via Univision.
The awards show will be preceded by “PJ Takeover,” a one-hour pre-show hosted by Jomari Goyso and Clarissa Molina and Amara La Negra, beginning at 7:00 pm ET.
Univision has announced the 2020 Premios Juventud nominations, with the 35-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer leading the pack.
Balvin received 12 nominations, including Video with a Purpose for the heart-wrenching “Rojo,” This Choreo Is On Fire for the dancetastic music video to “Amarillo,” and And Featuring, for being an artist that everyone wants to sing with.
He’s followed by Karol G, who picked up nine nods.
The 29-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer is nominated for Can’t Get Enough of This Song for her hit collaboration with Nicki Minaj, “Tusa,” Breaking the Internet, and Nailed It, for having the best manicure.
Bad Bunny picked up eight nominations, including The Traffic Jam (for songs you listen to while stuck in traffic) for “En Casita,” Sneakerhead and Scroll Stopper.
Other nominees include Anuel AA (7), Daddy Yankee (5), Manuel Turizo (5), Banda MS (4), Maluma (4),Sebastian Yatra (4), and Jennifer Lopez (3).
The New Generation – Female nominees include Jessie Reyez and Mariah, while the New Generation – Male nominees include Jhay Cortez, Lunay and Myke Towers.
The 17th edition of the awards show includes 28 different categories with new and modified categories Spicy Regional Songs, The Perfect Mix, The Quarantune, OMG Collaboration, #StayAtHomeConcert and Influencer with a Cause.
For the first time, Ana Patricia Gámez, Francisca Lachapel, and Borja Voces will host the three-hour live event beginning at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, August 13, preceded by “PJ Takeover,” a one-hour pre-show hosted by Jomari Goyso, Clarissa Molina and Amara La Negra, beginning at 7:00 pm ET.
Celebrating the hottest artists in Latin music, pop culture, digital media, fashion, TV, and social media, the annual ceremony will air in a different and creative way, keeping safety top of mind.
The show will include a virtual audience, an innovative integration of the latest state-of-the-art, augmented, and virtual reality technologies for award presentations, intros, and musical performances. In true PJ fashion, the 2020 event is set to inspire, motivate and lead, honoring Agents of Change, including the young frontline heroes during the current global health crisis.
PJ 2020 will broadcast live from Miami and feature artist performances, with organizers leveraging technology and innovation to provide a safe environment in delivering a live music awards show.
Producer you know by Shout-Out (When an artist shouts out the producer’s name) CHRIS JEDAY & GABY MUSIC DIMELO FLOW DJ SNAKE PLAY N SKILL OVY ON THE DRUMS SKY ROMPIENDO STEVE AOKI SUBELO NEO TAINY WILL.I.AM
The New Generation – Female (New female artist that make us dance) CAZZU EMILIA JESSIE REYEZ MARIAH YENNIS
The New Generation – Male (New male artist that make us dance) EL ALFA JHAY CORTEZ LUNAY MYKE TOWERS RAUW ALEJANDRO
The New Regional Mexican Generation (NewRegional Mexican Artist) ALEX FERNÁNDEZ CARIN LEÓN GRUPO FIRME NATANAEL CANO NETO BERNAL
Spicy Regional Songs (Regional Mexican songs with “spicy” lyrics) “Amor Tumbado” – NATANAEL CANO “Cosas De La Clica” – HERENCIA DE PATRONES “El Amor No Fue Pa’ Mi” – GRUPO FIRME FT. BANDA COLOSO “El Circo” – EL FANTASMA “Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo” – LENIN RAMÍREZ FT. GRUPO FIRME
The Traffic Jam (Songs you listen to while stuck in traffic) “China” – ANUEL AA FT. DADDY YANKEE, KAROL G, OZUNA & J BALVIN “Escondidos” – LA ADICTIVA “Me Quedaré Contigo” – PITBULL X NE-YO FT. LENIER & EL MICHA “No Elegí Conocerte” – BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA “Que Tire Pa’ ‘Lante” – DADDY YANKEE
Can’t Get Enough Of This Song (Songs you can’t stop singing) “Mi Meta Contigo” – BANDA LOS SEBASTIANES “Pegao” – CNCO FT. MANUEL TURIZO “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)” – BLACK EYED PEAS & J BALVIN “Se Me Olvidó” – CHRISTIAN NODAL “TUSA” – KAROL G FT. NICKI MINAJ
The Perfect Mix (Best collaboration song) “China” – ANUEL AA FT. DADDY YANKEE, KAROL G, OZUNA & J BALVIN “Indeciso” – REIK, J BALVIN & LALO EBRATT “Pegao” – CNCO FT. MANUEL TURIZO “Qué Maldición” – BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA FT. SNOOP DOGG “Qué Pena” – MALUMA FT. J BALVIN
The Quarentune (Songs born during quarantine) “Cuando Amanezca” – NIBAL, JUSTIN QUILES, DANNY OCEAN, FEID “Color Esperanza (2020)” – Artistas múltiples: DIEGO TORRES, NICKY JAM, REIK, CAMILO, FARRUKO, RUBÉN BLADES, CAMILA, CARLOS VIVES, MAU Y RICKY, THALÍA, LESLIE GRACE, RAUW ALEJANDRO, PRINCE ROYCE, PEDRO CAPÓ, KANY GARCÍA, LEONEL GARCIA, RÍO ROMA, DIEGO EL CIGALA, JORGE VILLAMIZAR, CARLOS RIVERA, IVETE SANGALO, COTI SOROKIN, LALI, GENTE DE ZONA, FONSECA, DANI MARTÍN, MANUEL TURIZO, ÁNGELA TORRES, ARA MALIKIAN , DILSINHO “El Mundo Afuera” – ALEJANDRO SANZ “El Tiempo Pasa (Cuarentena)” – FARRUKO “En Casita” – BAD BUNNY “Es Hora De Unirse” – BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA “Esta Cuarentena” – ABRAHAM MATEO “I Believe That We Will Win” – PITBULL “Resistencia” – KENDO KAPONI “Tomar Distancia” – PISO 21
OMG Collaboration (Unexpected collaborations) BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA & SNOOP DOGG – “Qué Maldición” NATANAEL CANO & BAD BUNNY – “Soy El Diablo (Remix)” REYKON & WILLIE COLÓN – “Perriando (La Murga Remix)” SHAKIRA & ANUEL AA – “Me Gusta” T3R ELEMENTO & FARRUKO – “DEL Barrio A La Ciudad”
And Featuring… (The artist that everyone wants to sing with) ANUEL AA DADDY YANKEE J BALVIN MANUEL TURIZO NATTI NATASHA
Can’t Get Enough (Artist that I follow on social media that I always want to see) BAD BUNNY FRIDA SOFÍA JENNIFER LOPEZ KAROL G SEBASTIÁN YATRA
Together They Fire Up My Feed (Couple or friends that appear on each others’ feeds) CAMILA CABELLO & SHAWN MENDES KAROL G & ANUEL AA NICKY JAM & CYDNEY MOREAU ROSALÍA & KYLIE JENNER SEBASTIÁN YATRA & MAU Y RICKY
Scroll Stopper (Artists that halt us from scrolling just to see their posts) BAD BUNNY CARDI B GUAYNAA SEBASTIÁN YATRA THALÍA
#Pet Goals (Artists that post with their pets) EL DASA CON BENITO FRIDA SOFÍA CON PHILLIPPE J BALVIN CON PAZ Y FELICIDAD KAROL G Y ANUEL AA CON GOKU MALUMA CON BONNIE Y CLYDE
#Stay Home Concert (Best at-home concert) ALEJANDRO SANZ & JUANES – “#LaGiraSeQuedaEnCasa” CARLOS VIVES – “#NoTeVayasDeTuCasa El Show de Carlos Vives” CHRISTIAN NODAL – “Juntos Por La Música #StayHome #WithMe #QuédateEnCasa GERARDO ORTIZ – “Juntos Por La Música #StayHome #WithMe #QuédateEnCasa” SECH – “#YouTubeAndChill Concert”
Breaking the Internet (Artists that post pictures that break the internet) CHIQUIS RIVERA KAROL G LUNAY MALUMA NATTI NATASHA
Triple Threat (Influencer that does it all and dominates at least 3 areas: Social Media platforms, television, film or music) DANILEIGH JUANPA ZURITA ISABELA MERCED LUISA FERNANDA W MARIO BAUTISTA
Name a Better Duo (Friends, siblings or couples that frequently create content together) ANALISSE & KAT RODRÍGUEZ CALLE Y POCHÉ JUANPA ZURITA & MARIO RUIZ KAREN GONZÁLEZ & SEBASTIÁN ROBLES MARTÍNEZ TWINS
Best LOL Award (Funny content creators) ALEX GUZMAN (BLESIV) GADIEL DEL ORBE LEJUAN JAMES LOUIE CASTRO SALICE ROSE
Influencer With A Cause (Influencers who use their platforms for a good cause) CANELO ÁLVAREZ EDWIN CASTRO INDYA MOORE JESSICA Y JP DOMINGUEZ JULISSA CALDERÓN
High Fashion (Always dressed “High Fashion” for Red Carpet Events) BAD BUNNY JENNIFER LOPEZ MALUMA SOFÍA CARSON THALÍA
Sneakerhead (Loves sneakers more than anything) BAD BUNNY DE LA GHETTO J BALVIN KAROL G ROSALÍA
Hair Obsessed (Has the trendiest hairstyles) AMARA LA NEGRA CAMILO J BALVIN JENNIFER LOPEZ PABLLO VITTAR
Nailed It (Has the best “Manicure”) BAD BUNNY BILLIE EILISH CARDI B KAROL G ROSALÍA
This Choreo Is On Fire (Best dance choreography in a music video) “Aguardiente” – GREEICY “Amarillo” – J BALVIN “Bogaloo Supreme” – VICTOR MANUELLE Y WISIN “Que Tire Pa’ ‘Lante” – DADDY YANKEE “Whine Up” – NICKY JAM Y ANUEL AA
Video With A Purpose (Video with best social messaging) “Aleluya” – REIK Y MANUEL TURIZO “Me Estás Matanado” – NATTI NATASHA “No Ha Parado De Llover” – MANÁ Y SEBASTIÁN YATRA “Rojo” – J BALVIN “Tiburones” – RICKY MARTIN
The 41-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actress and activist will co-host Rock the Vote’s Democracy Summer campaign kick-off on Thursday, June 18, a two-hour virtual concert co-headlined by Katy Perry and Black Eyed Peas.
Co-hosted by Dawson and Logan Browning with Chuck D and Eve, the event will stream live beginning at 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT on democracysummer.org, and Democracy Summer’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Ne-Yo, Big Freedia, Lucy Hale, Amara La Negra, Saweetie, Sklyar Astin, Max, Leslie Grace, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Rich Brian and Michael K. Williams are among those slated to appear remotely.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro will make appearances.
“I’m excited to be a part of this kickoff to Democracy Summer 2020 with so many amazing talents, activists and speakers,” says Perry. “The young people of America are speaking loud and clear on the streets and online, and come November, it will be more important than ever to fight for justice and equality, and against systemic racism, with our ballots.”
“The young people are engaged. Their voices are loud and getting louder. The world is watching. And we need to vote,” agrees Chuck D, an early and consistent supporter of Rock the Vote, which was founded in 1990 by Virgin Records America co-chairman Jeff Ayeroff primarily to increase voter turnout among young adults.
“We are seeing the urgency for change in America happening in real time. This is the moment for us to use the most important tool on the planet to fight for that change…our right to vote,” says Ne-Yo. “Our democracy needs our voices. Voting is the moment to be the voice for injustice and for equality. But most importantly, to be the voice for humanity. We cannot let each other down in the local elections or on Nov. 3.”
Produced by BWG Live and in partnership with Voto Latino Foundation, When We All Vote and March For Our Lives, the concert marks not only the first live-streamed event for the Rock the Vote, but also its first large-scale summer activation.
In previous years the organization amped up in the fall before a Presidential election and typically staged a live event. Both pivots are a direct result of Covid-19.
“One of the realities is coronavirus derailed the momentum that is required in a major election cycle,” Rock the Vote president Carolyn DeWitt tells Billboard. “A few months ago we began seeing how the restrictions were affecting young people in particular, by moving them off college campuses and disrupting graduations and proms,” she says. “Our effort is really about building that momentum back up.”
With some 4 million young people turning 18 this year and innumerable issues at stake, the goal of Democracy Summer is to bring 200,000 new voters to the polls in November when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden challenges Donald Trump, as well as myriad primary and local elections throughout the summer and fall. Those interested in the event are encouraged to register at the Democracy Summer web site to get the latest details and lineup updates, although preregistration isn’t required to tune in. Viewers can go to Rock the Vote’s website to register to vote.
The murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the swell of support around the Black Lives Matter movement also has catalyzed Thursday’s event. As protesters around the country have taken to the streets, Rock the Vote registered 107,000 new voters through its platforms and gained more than 25,000 new Instagram followers during the week of June 1, DeWitt says—numbers that dwarf those of a typical week.
“With what we’ve seen over the last couple weeks, the effort around Democracy Summer has become even more important. It’s not just the virus, it’s bigger than the economy standing still. The world feels like it’s on the brink of chaos and yet this moment around Black Lives Matter is bigger than that,” DeWitt says. “Frankly speaking, a big part of that is people are exercising their rights in a democracy. Young people are looking for things they can do and actions they can take in order to create change. We want to make sure we’re continuing to sustain that fire and passion into November, and make sure young people know the power of their votes and create the change they want to see.”
The live stream will include opportunities for viewers to donate to black-led and -focused organizations including the Community Justice Action Fund and National Action Network.
“Now, more than ever, voting is key for long-term change,” Black Eyed Peas said in a statement. “The youth vote is going to decide the future of America. It’s not just our duty but our honor to spread the word in an election year.”
“The diversity of America is what makes it great, and it is also what makes it our country,” says La Negra. “I am Dominican proudly, yet I am a black woman always. I matter. You matter. And together, we will always matter!”
“The need for young people to get out and vote has never been more important,” says Participant CEO David Linde. “We are proud to be working with Rock the Vote in making that need a reality and by using the inspiring, powerful message of Rep. John Lewis to make good trouble.”
Rock the Vote is planning additional Democracy Summer activations throughout the summer including on the Fourth of July and on August 6, the anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Pabllo Vittaris ready to take a bite out of the Big Apple…
NYC Pride announced that the 24-year-old Brazilian singer and songwriter, whose real name is Phabullo Rodrigues da Silva, will be part of this year’s Pride Island music festival.
Vittar joins a lineup that includes iconic dance-club singer Grace Jones, who will serve as Saturday’s headliner, and R&B superstar Teyana Taylor.
“We’re thrilled to be able to create this multi-day experience, which speaks to an inclusive set of Pride- goers, during one of the biggest Pride events in the world,” NYC Pride’s managing director Chris Frederick said in a statement. “With the iconic Grace Jones headlining on Saturday and the incredible list of curated talent, this musical experience is definitely not to be missed.”
Jones, Taylor and Vittar are not the only reasons this year’s New York festivities will be larger than ever. Along with commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, New York will be hosting the first ever WorldPrideevent on U.S. soil, bringing even more celebrants than ever to the Big Apple.
“I couldn’t be more excited to perform in front of my LGBTQIA+friends and the community that’s supported me for so many years during WorldPride 2019,” Jones said in a statement. “Saturday’s Pride Island lineup will be a celebration of everything that the community stands for and will go down in illustrious history.”
The Saturday lineup will also include pop singer Amara La Negra and DJ Johnny Dynell.
The announcement for the festival’s Sunday lineup has yet to be announced.
NYC Pride Island will take place from Saturday, June 29 to Sunday, June 30 at Pier 97in New York City.