Anitta Teams Up with Maluma for Steamy Music Video for New Collaboration “El Que Espera”

Anitta has someone hot waiting for her

The 29-year-old Brazilian singer/songwriter has joined voices with Maluma to release the steamy new music video for their collaboration “El Que Espera.”

In the clip, Anitta and Maluma – two international music superstars – appear on the set of a film production.

When the cameras are rolling, the two seem to be happy, passionate lovers, but when they’re off, the arguments ensue.

This year has been an exciting year for Anitta, as she dropped her much-anticipated album, Versions Of Me, performed at Coachella, and made an appearance at the Met Gala.

But no matter how quickly her star is rising, she promises to always be a source of inspiration to her home country, Brazil.

“When we get fame, we can get lost in this game and forget who we are,” she said in recent interview with Interview. “Why did I start this whole thing? Why am I doing this? For me, it was never about getting famous and rich. It was about changing my people’s lives, my country’s life. So if I’m going to the Met Gala or Coachella or the VMAs, it’s not because I want to show off. It’s because I want my country to believe that they can go to places that they’ve never been.”

Anitta to Make Main Stage Performance Debut at This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards

Anitta is ready for a special first…

MTV has revealed the first batch of performers for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, with the 29-year-old Brazilian singer/ songwriter among those set to take the stage.

AnittaIt will be Anitta’s VMAs main stage debut, And she will perform her latest hit single, “Envolver,” for the first-time on television.

“Envolver” recently earned the Brazilian superstar a Guinness Book of World Records certification as the first solo Latin artist to hit No. 1 at Spotify.

Anitta also is up for her first VMA in the Best Latin category, making her the first Brazilian artist to be nominated for a Moon Person.

But Anitta isn’t the only Latinx artist set to perform.

J Balvin will take the stage

The 37-year-old Colombian superstar will return to the show for the television/world premiere of “Nivel de Perreo” with Ryan Castro, back for the first time since his epic on-stage collaboration with Bad Bunny for “Que Pretendes” in 2019.

The 13-time nominee with five wins also is looking to take his sixth Moon Person for Best Latin (“In Da Getto” with Skrillex), which would crown him as the most awarded Latin artist in VMAs history.

Other performers include Marshmello x Khalid and Panic! at the Disco.

The MTV VMAs will take place on August 28, live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Kendrick Lamar, Jack Harlow & Lil Nas X are coming into the show tied for the nominations lead with seven apiece. Next up are Doja Cat and Harry Styles with six each and Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd with five.

The 2022 VMAs will air at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Sunday, August 28, across MTV’s global linear and digital platforms in more than 170 countries. For the third straight year, the VMAs will simulcast on the CW, in addition to BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TVLand and VH1.

Here are MTV’s mini-bios of the performers set so far:

Anitta
The charismatic global pop sensation is slated to make her VMAs main stage debut with a first-time TV performance of her newest hit single, “Envolver,” which recently earned the Brazilian superstar Guinness Book of World Records certification as the first solo Latin artist to hit No. 1 at Spotify. Anitta also is up for her first VMA in the Best Latin category, making her the first Brazilian artist to be nominated for a Moon Person.

J Balvin
Colombian global star J Balvin returns with a TV/world premiere of “Nivel de Perreo” with Ryan Castro, back for the first time since his epic on-stage collaboration with Bad Bunny for “Que Pretendes” in 2019. The 13-time nominee with five wins also is looking to take his sixth Moon Person for Best Latin (“In Da Getto” with Skrillex), which would crown him as the most awarded Latin artist in VMAs history.

Marshmello x Khalid
Together, Marshmello and Khalid are set to take over the MTV stage for a world premiere TV performance of new chart climbing collaboration “Numb.” Marshmello — a five-time VMAs nominee — will make his main stage debut this year. Khalid returns to the VMAs stage for the first time since his 2017 debut with Logic and Alessia Cara for “1-800-273-8255,” where he also took home Best New Artist.

Panic! at the Disco
Panic! At The Disco returns to the VMAs stage for the first time since 2018 to world premiere new single “Middle of a Breakup,” from the forthcoming album Viva Las Vengeance. The nine-time nominee, who first won in 2006 for Video of the Year, also looks to take home a win for Alternative Video, its first nomination in this category.

Quevedo Claims First No. 1 on Billboard Argentina Hot 100 chart with Bizarrap-Collab “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52”

Quevedo has found success in Argentina…

The 20-year-old Spanish rapper has captured his first No. 1 on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 chart as “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” with Bizarrap, takes the lead on the July 16-dated ranking.

Quevedo, Bizarrap“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” rallies to the chart’s summit in its second week on the tally (the song was released on July 6), tying with Tini’s “La Triple T” for the fastest climber in 2022. The latter also needed two frames two reach No. 1 (May 14-dated survey).

Beyond the new achievement, with a 45-1 surge, the track takes the Greatest Gainer honors of the week and becomes the third-highest racer to No. 1 since the chart’s inception in 2018.

Here’s a rundown of the top 5 climbers:

Positions to 1, Song Title, Artist, Peak Date
74, “Mienteme,” TINI X Maria Becerra, May 8, 2021
52, “La Triple T, ” TINI, May 14
44, “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” Bizarrap & Quevedo, July 16
18, “Entre Nosotros,” Tiago pzk, LIT killa, Nicki Nicole & Maria Becerra, Jan. 8
13, “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol .38,” Bizarrap & L-Gante, March 20, 2021

While the Argentinian producer Bizarrap scores his sixth champ, among those, four belonging to his Bzrp sessions, Quevedo takes the lead in his fourth try.

The rapper previously ranked at No. 6 with “Si Quieren Frontear,” with Duki & De La Ghetto (April 30-dated list).

As the session “Vol. 52” takes over atop the chart, it sends Shakira and Rauw Alejandro’s “Te Felicito” to No. 3 after its four-week reign.

Meanwhile, the Highest Debut of the week goes to Tini, Becky G and Anitta’s “La Lotto,” which bows at No. 7. The Brazilian secures her first top 10 since her maiden chart visit in Nov. 2018, while Tini and Becky G up their Argentina Hot 100 top 10 count to 12 and six, respectively.

Anitta Named One of PETA’s Most Beautiful Vegan Celebrities of 2022

Anitta is a vegan beauty queen

The 29-year-old Brazilian singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, businesswoman and TV presenter and Lenny Kravitz have been crowned this year’s Most Beautiful Vegan Celebrities by PETA.

Anitta, SI SwimsuitThe annual award goes out to celebrities whose lifestyles inspire others to try veganism, which PETA states “saves the lives of nearly 200 animals a year; reduces their risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer; and dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint.” 

“With more than 65 million followers between them, Kravitz and Anitta are global superstars who are inspiring millions of people to go their way and let love rule by keeping animals off their plates,” said PETA’s senior VP Lisa Lange in a statement. “PETA’s Most Beautiful Vegans of 2022 are showing the world what it means to thrive on planet-protecting, plant-powered meals.”

Anitta first revealed to Billboard that she’d gone vegan in January of 2019 after watching the documentary Cowspiracy.

She’s the face of Future Farm, an international vegan meat brand based in her home country of Brazil, and has encouraged her fans to try out plant-based meat substitutions.

“Who has tasted plant meat?” she wrote on Instagram in May. “It’s like me: innovative, super hot, and good for the environment!”

Anitta and Kravitz now join a lineup of past winners such as Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Anderson .Paak, Jhené Aiko and Leona Lewis.

J Balvin & Karol G Lead Pack of Premios Juventud Nominees with 11 Nods Each

J Balvin and Karol G are the leaders of the pack…

The 2022 Premios Juventud nominations have been revealed, with the 37-year-old Colombian singer and rapper and the 31-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter each earning 11 nods.

J Balvin, Karol GJ Bavin and Karol G are followed by nine-time nominee Rauw Alejandro and Farruko with eight.

Balvin, Karol, Farruko and Rauw Alejandro are up for the coveted album of the year prize, alongside Sebastian Yatra, Justin Quiles, Daddy Yankee, Camilo, Rosalia and Natti Natasha.

Other top nominees include Angela Aguilar, Camilo and Grupo Firme with seven nominations each, followed by Anitta, Christian Nodal, El Alfa, Maluma and Rosalia with six nominations each.

Celebrating the trendiest artists in Latin entertainment, 31 awards will be handed out to music stars, actors and fashionistas.

This year, 10 new categories have been added: female artist – on the rise, male artist – on the rise, my favorite actor, my favorite actress, best onscreen couple, my favorite streaming artist, best couple song, tropical hit, the best beatmakers, and best fandom.

Fans have until June 27 to vote at PremiosJuventud.com.

In addition to the nominees, Univision unveiled bachata crooner Prince Royce, Grupo Firme’s Eduin Caz, Mexican pop star Danna Paola, and Dominican TV personality Clarissa Molina as the ceremony’s co-hosts.

The 2022 Premios Juventud will air live at 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, July 21, from the Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico, via Univision.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

The New Generation – Female
Bad Gyal
Corina Smith
Evaluna Montaner
Ingratax
Kim Loaiza
La Gabi
Las Villa
Lola Indigo
Ptazeta
Tokischa

The New Generation – Male
Alejo
Blessd
Boza
Duki
Lit Killah
Luis Vazquez
Ovi
Robi
Ryan Castro
Tiago Pzk

The New Generation – Regional Mexican
Dannylux
Gera Mx
Ivan Cornejo
Los Del Limit
Luis R Conriquez
Lupita Infante
Majo Aguilar
Ramon Vega
Santa Fe Klan
Yahritza Y Su Esencia

Male Artist – On the Rise
Eladio Carrión
El Alfa
Feid
Jay Wheeler
Jhayco
Justin Quiles
Lenny Tavárez
Mora
Paulo Londra
Sech

Female Artist – On the Rise
Ángela Aguilar
Cazzu
Emilia
Farina
Kali Uchis
Maria Becerra
Mariah Angeliq
Nathy Peluso
Nicki Nicole
Tini

My Favorite Streaming Artist
Anitta
Bad Bunny
Camilo
Christian Nodal
Daddy Yankee
Farruko
Grupo Firme
J Balvin
Karol G
Rauw Alejandro

Best Song by a Couple
“Att: Amor” – Greeicy & Mike Bahía
“Dangerous” – Nicki Nicole, Trueno & Bizarrap
“Esto Recién Empieza” – Duki & Emilia
“Índigo” – Camilo & Evaluna Montaner
“Si Tu Me Busca” – Anuel Aa & Yailin La Mas Viral

Best Regional Mexican Song
“Ahí Donde Me Ven” – Ángela Aguilar
“A La Antigüita” – Calibre 50
“La Casita” – Banda Ms De Sergio Lizárraga
“¿Qué Tienen Tus Palabras?” – Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga
“Sin Miedo Al Éxito” – Banda Los Sebastianes
“Soy Buen Amigo “- El Fantasma
“Soy El Único” – Yahritza Y Su Esencia
“Ya No Somos Ni Seremos” – Christian Nodal
“Ya Solo Eres Mi Ex” – La Adictiva Banda San José De Mesillas
“Ya Supérame (En Vivo)” – Grupo Firme

Best Regional Mexican Collaboration
“2 Veces” – Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho & Christian Nodal
“Amores Van Y Vienen” – La Nueva Estrategia & La Maquinaria Norteña
“El Columpio” – Banda Los Sebastianes & Los Rieleros Del Norte
“El Triste Alegre (En Vivo)” – Banda Carnaval & Calibre 50
“En Tu Perra Vida” – Grupo Firme & Lenin Ramírez
“La Sinvergüenza” – Christian Nodal & Banda Ms De Sergio Lizárraga
“Mariachi Tumbado” – Danny Felix Feat. Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán
“Mariposa Traicionera” – Maná & Alejandro Fernández
“Señorita Cantinera” – Los Rieleros Del Norte Feat. Polo Urias Y Su Maquina Norteña
“Te Encontré” – Ulices Chaidez & Eslabon Armado

Best Regional Mexican Fusion
“Cada Quien” – Grupo Firme & Maluma
“Como Lo Hice Yo” – Matisse & Carin Leon
“Ella Qué Te Dio” – Ángela Aguilar & Jesse Y Joy
“Está Dañada Remix” – Ivan Cornejo & Jhayco
“Fino Licor” – Gerardo Ortiz Feat. Piso 21
“Las Locuras Mías” – Omar Chaparro Feat. Joey Montana
“Monterrey” – Guaynaa & Pain Digital
“Otra Noche” – Los Ángeles Azules & Nicki Nicole
“Qué Bueno Es Tenerte” – Natalia Jiménez & Banda Ms De Sergio Lizárraga
“Te Lloré Un Río” – Maná & Christian Nodal

The Perfect Mix
“Canción Bonita” – Carlos Vives & Ricky Martin
“El Incomprendido” – Farruko, Victor Cardenas & Dj Adoni
“Emojis De Corazones” – Wisin, Jhayco & Ozuna Feat. Los Legendarios
“Fan De Tus Fotos” – Nicky Jam & Romeo Santos
“Mojando Asientos” – Maluma Feat. Feid
“Pareja Del Año” – Sebastián Yatra & Myke Towers
“Se Menea” – Don Omar & Nio García
“Una Nota” – J Balvin & Sech
“Volví” – Aventura & Bad Bunny
“Wow Bb” – Natti Natasha, El Alfa & Chimbala

Best Tropical Hit 
“Agüita E Coco” – Kany García
“Cartas Sobre La Mesa” – Gilberto Santa Rosa
“Cumbiana” – Carlos Vives
“Hasta El Sol De Hoy (Versión Salsa)” – Luis Figueroa
“Lao’ A Lao’” – Prince Royce
“No Hay” – El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico
“Pa’lla Voy” – Marc Anthony
“Pa’ Que Me Perdones” – Héctor Acosta “El Torito”
“Sus Huellas” – Romeo Santos
“Tu Fan” – Luis Vazquez

Best Tropical Mix
“Besos En Cualquier Horario” – Carlos Vives, Mau Y Ricky & Lucy Vives
“Dame Una Noche” – Manny Cruz & Daniel Santacruz
“Dios Así Lo Quiso” – Ricardo Montaner & Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
“Háblame De Miami” – Gente De Zona & Maffio
“La Bendición” – Farruko & Lenier
“Lluvia Y Samba” – Elvis Crespo, Gilberto Santa Rosa & Alex Bueno
“Pa’mi” – Peter Nieto & Ivy Queen
“Señor Juez” – Ozuna & Anthony Santos
“Te Espero” – Prince Royce & Maria Becerra
“Tú No Bailas Mas Que Yo” – Jerry Rivera Feat. Don Omar

Collaboration Omg 
“Don’t Be Shy” – Tiësto & Karol G
“Kesi – Remix” – Camilo & Shawn Mendes
“La Fama” – Rosalía Feat. The Weeknd
“Mama Tetema “- Maluma Feat. Rayvanny
“Nostálgico” – Rvssian, Rauw Alejandro & Chris Brown
“Oh Na Na” – Camila Cabello, Myke Towers & Tainy
“Santo” – Christina Aguilera & Ozuna
“Sg” – Dj Snake, Ozuna, Megan Thee Stallion & Lisa Of Blackpink
“Sigue “- J Balvin & Ed Sheeran
“Tacones Rojos” – Sebastián Yatra & John Legend

Viral Track of the Year 
“Envolver Remix” – Anitta & Justin Quiles
“Índigo” – Camilo & Evaluna Montaner
“Mamiii” – Becky G & Karol G
“Medallo” – Blessd, Justin Quiles & Lenny Tavárez
“Pepas” – Farruko
“Poblado Remix” – J Balvin, Karol G & Nicky Jam Feat. Crissin, Totoy El Frio & Natan Y Shander
“Qué Más Pues?” – J Balvin & Maria Becerra
“Sobrio” – Maluma
“Todo De Ti” – Rauw Alejandro
“Yonaguni” – Bad Bunny

Artist of the Youth – Male
Bad Bunny
Camilo
Christian Nodal
El Alfa
Farruko
J Balvin
Maluma
Rauw Alejandro
Romeo Santos
Sebastián Yatra

Artist of the Youth – Female
Ángela Aguilar
Anitta
Becky G
Kali Uchis
Karol G
Maria Becerra
Natti Natasha
Nicki Nicole
Rosalía
Sofía Reyes

Favorite Group or Duo of the Year
Calibre 50
Cnco
Gente De Zona
Grupo Firme
Jesse & Joy
Los Ángeles Azules
Maná
Mau Y Ricky
Reik
Wisin Y Yandel

Album of the Year
Dharma – Sebastián Yatra
Jose – J Balvin
Kg0516 – Karol G
La 167 – Farruko
La Última Promesa – Justin Quiles
Legendaddy – Daddy Yankee
Mis Manos – Camilo
Motomami – Rosalía
Nattividad – Natti Natasha
Vice Versa – Rauw Alejandro

Regional Mexican Album of the Year
Alma Vacía – Ivan Cornejo
Del Barrio Hasta Aquí, Vol. 2 – Fuerza Regida
Esta Vida Es Muy Bonita – Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga
Inédito – Carin Leon
La Ley De La Vida – Luis Angel “El Flaco”
Mexicana Enamorada – Ángela Aguilar
Mi Herencia, Mi Sangre – Majo Aguilar
Mi Vida En Un Cigarro 2 – Junior H
Vamos Bien – Calibre 50
Ya Solo Eres Mi Ex – La Adictiva Banda San José De Mesillas

The Catchiest Song
“A La Antigüita” – Calibre 50
“Envolver” – Anitta
“In Da Getto” – J Balvin & Skrillex
“Lao’ A Lao’” – Prince Royce
“Pa’lla Voy” – Marc Anthony
“Pepas” – Farruko
“Provenza” – Karol G
“Sus Huellas” – Romeo Santos
“Todo De Ti” – Rauw Alejandro
“Ya Supérame (En Vivo)” – Grupo Firme

Best Girl Power Collab
“24/7” – Sofía Reyes & The Change
“Báilalo Mujer” – Flor De Rap & Denise Rosenthal
“Hasta Los Dientes” – Camila Cabello & Maria Becerra
“La Niña De La Escuela” – Lola Indigo, Tini & Belinda
“Linda” – Tokischa & Rosalía
“Mamiii” – Becky G & Karol G
“Pa Mis Muchachas” – Christina Aguilera, Becky G, Nicki Nicole Feat. Nathy Peluso
“Piketona” – Lele Pons & Kim Loaiza
“Roce” – Paopao, La Gabi, Villano Antillano, Aria Vega & Cami Da Baby
“Yummy Yummy Love” – Momoland & Natti Natasha

The Best”Beatmakers” 
Albert Hype
Bizarrap
Caleb Calloway
Edgar Barrera
Los Legendarios
Mr. Naisgai
Mvsis
Ovy On The Drums
Sky Rompiendo
Tainy

The Hottest Choreography
“Chicken Teriyaki” – Rosalía
“Disciplina” – Lali
“Envolver” – Anitta
“Todo De Ti” – Rauw Alejandro
“Wow Bb” – Natti Natasha, El Alfa & Chimbala

Video with Best Social Message
“Dpm (De P*Ta Madre)” – Kany García
“Gracias” – Pedro Capó
“My Lova” – Farruko
“Niño Soñador” – J Balvin
“This Is Not America” – Residente Feat. Ibeyi

Popular Artist or Influencer
Ángela Aguilar
Danna Paola
Domelipa
Eduin Caz
El Alfa
Karol G
Karol Sevilla
Kim Loaiza
Lele Pons
Luisito Comunica

Best Social Media Power Couple
Anuel Aa & Yailin La Mas Viral
Becky G & Sebastian Lletget
Emilia & Duki
Gabriel Soto & Irina Baeva
Juanpa Zurita & Macarena Achaga

Best Fandom
Ángela Aguilar – Angelitos
Camilo – La Tribu
Carlos Rivera – Riveristas
Cnco – Cncowners
Jay Wheeler – Rueditas
Tini – Tinistas

Best Social Dance Challenge 
“Bombón” – Daddy Yankee, El Alfa & Lil Jon
“Don’t Be Shy” – Tiësto & Karol G
“Envolver” – Anitta
“Fiel” – Los Legendarios, Wisin & Jhayco
“Fuera Del Mercado” – Danny Ocean
“In Da Getto” – J Balvin & Skrillex
“Jordan” – Ryan Castro
“Linda” – Tokischa & Rosalía
“Mon Amour Remix” – Zzoilo & Aitana
“Problemón” – Álvaro Díaz & Rauw Alejandro

Trendiest Artist
Bad Bunny
Danna Paola
Emilia
Goyo
Grupo Firme
J Balvin
Karol G
Maluma
Rauw Alejandro
Reik

My Favorite Actor
Gabriel Soto – Soltero Con Hijas
Jesús Zavala – Búnker
José Ron – La Desalmada
Oscar Isaac – Moon Knight
Sebastián Rulli – Vencer El Pasado

My Favorite Actress
Angelique Boyer – Vencer El Pasado
Carolina Miranda – ¿Quién Mató A Sara?
Danna Paola – Elite
Macarena Achaga – Luis Miguel: The Series
Yalitza Aparicio – Hijas De Brujas

Best On-Screen Couple
Angelique Boyer & Sebastián Rulli – Vencer El Pasado
Livia Brito & José Ron – La Desalmada
Maite Perroni & Alejandro Speitzer – Oscuro Deseo
Susana González & David Zepeda – Mi Fortuna Es Amarte
Úrsula Corberó & Miguel Herrán – La Casa De Papel

 

Anitta Partners with Brazil’s ‘Vegan Meats’ Company Future Farm

Anitta is farming new opportunities…

Future Farm, known as Fazenda Futuro in Brazil, has confirmed it has welcomed the 29-year-old Brazilian as a partner.

Anitta, Future Farm

One of the most influential Latinx artists in the world, Anitta has 62 million followers on Instagram and a fortune of almost $100 million, according to Forbes.

No financial details have been released, with Anitta’s investment amount and stake remaining confidential. It has been confirmed that she will not look to hold any role within the company, but will leverage her influencer credentials and cited brand-building expertise to help scale the operation.

“I came to add my experience in management and marketing,” Anitta said in a statement. “We are a company that thinks about the future, the environment, and especially about how people eat.”

With Anitta in place to offer non-formal support, Future Farm states it will be looking to develop new products and expand its distribution network. It is currently available in 30 countries, including the U.S., U.K., and mainland Europe.

Anitta has been following the plant-based sector for a few years and her relationship with Future Farm is not new. She has been aware and a consumer of the food tech’s developments since its infancy and she uses the company’s products as part of her party menus.

“There is a great synergy between Anitta and Future Farm,” Marcos Leta, founder and CEO at Future Farm said in a statement. “She represents much of what we are: a fun, futuristic, different, honest brand, and together we want to show that it is possible to eat what we like more consciously and tastily. We strongly believe that Anitta’s influence will help us democratize the plant-based meat and develop new products and ideas.”

Anitta’s Future Farm partnership is the latest of many such moves. Alongside being a singer, she is recognized as an entrepreneur and experienced businesswoman. Last June, she joined Nubank’s board of directors. The digital bank targets younger demographics, making her a strategic ‘hire’. She is also listed as the head of creativity and innovation for Ambev’s Beats beer.

Future Farm launched in 2019 with a mission to recreate the taste, texture and juiciness of conventional meat products in vegan formats. It now stands as one of Latin America’s leading meat-free brands.

Back in November, the company scooped $58 million in a Series C funding round. Investment was sought to build out the portfolio with more vegan meat lines while developing a range of plant-based dairy items. Product packaging was cited as another priority, with the startup looking to create 100 percent sustainable and plant-based containers. Existing packaging was already biodegradable.

All products are made in a single production facility in Rio de Janeiro that has a capacity of up to 700 tons of products per month. Future Farm has not alluded to moving manufacturing out of its home country.

Anitta to Perform Free Concert at First-Ever Billboard MusicCon

Anitta is proving she Con do it…

The 29-year-old Brazilian singer/songwriter will headline the first-ever Billboard MusicCon alongside Ty Dolla $ign with free concerts on Friday and Saturday night.

Anitta

Anitta, who recently released her new album Versions of Her, and the “Champions” rapper will take the stage at AREA15 in Las Vegas this weekend.

The inaugural MusicCon will take place Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 ahead of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, May 15). The conference will feature a packed schedule of panels, fan experiences and free live music events in the lead-up to Sunday’s BBMAs.

While free, tickets for Anitta’s headlining show on Friday and Ty Dolla $ign’s on Saturday night will be available to MusicCon attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans can RSVP for the show and purchase tickets to Friday’s industry Summit here.

Confirmed Summit panelists and speakers include Dina Sahim, Alex DePersia and Nelly Ortiz for a roundtable titled “Women on the Rise – Management 101” and Ukrainian artist Max Barskih presenting “Don’t F–k with Ukraine,” as well as one-of-a-kind conversations with Latto (“The Future of Hip-Hop”), Machine Gun Kelly (“A Decade of Touring”), Burna Boy (“The Explosion of Afro-Fusion”), Rauw Alejandro (“The Future of Reggaeton”) and more.

Additionally, MGK and Zedd are both set to host official MusicCon afterparties on subsequent nights of the convention at Zouk Nightclub.

Find more information about all that Billboard MusicCon has to offer by clicking here.

Anitta recently made her two-weekend Coachella debut with surprise appearances by Snoop DoggSaweetie and more.

TikTok Names Anitta its First Official #Rompiendo Artist

Anitta is counting down to a new partnership…

TikTok has announced the launch of a new program dubbed #Rompiendo, with the 29-year-old Brazilian star the first artist to be featured in the new program.

Anitta#Rompiendo is meant to “highlight the success and impact” of Latinx music and artists on the app. According to the social media company, the program includes promotion, playlisting, inclusion on TikTok radio and a feature on @MusicOnTikTok socials.

Anitta is a strong first choice to launch the program.

Her single “Envolver” has been used in more than 2 million videos after the song and its dance challenge went viral on TikTok. A new #Rompiendo artist will be announced every two weeks.

Most recently, Anitta made her Coachella debut with an epic set that brought Brazil to the desert and featured surprise guests such as Snoop Dogg, Saweetie and Diplo.

In mid-April, she dropped her long-awaited album Versions of Me, which includes “Envolver.” The cheeky reggaeton track peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart earlier this month, marking the first leader on the list by an artist from Brazil.

#Rompiendo is TikTok’s latest effort to propel Latinx creators on the app. Last year, during Hispanic Heritage Month, TikTok and MACRO — a media company that represents the voices and perspectives of Black people and persons of color — teamed up to launch a new incubator called TikTok Latinx Creatives in an effort to help further grow the Latinx creative community on the platform. The 10-week program focused on “nurturing and developing” 150 talented Latinx creators and music artists.

“We’re driven to spotlight and support Latinx talent with a platform that amplifies their voices and a community that is moved by them,” TikTok said in a statement at the time of Latinx Creatives’ launch.

According to TikTok, popular Latinx community hashtags — including #Latino, #Latina, #Familia, #Hispanic — generate “significant” community engagement and have accumulated billions of video views.

Karol G Wins Big at Latin American Music Awards with Six Trophies

Karol G is this year’s Latin AMAs darling…

The 31-year-old Colombian singer proved to be the biggest winner at the seventh annual Latin American Music Awards, earning six awards at the ceremony that celebrates the best of Latin music.

Karol GKarol G took home the most coveted award of the night, Artist of the Year. She also prevailed as Female Artist of the Year and Favorite Urban Artist.

Her third studio album, KG0516, was voted Album of the Year and Favorite Urban Album, and she picked up a Favorite Collaboration Award for her track “Makinón,” with Miami native Mariah Angelique.

Bad Bunny, who came into the ceremony as the most-nominated artist, followed close behind with five awards.

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican artist’s five awards included Song of the Year, Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Urban Song for his multiplatinum single “Dákiti,” with Jhay Cortez.

He also nabbed the award for Favorite Tropical Song “Volví,” and Viral Song of the Year for “AM.”

Argentine singer María Becerra, whose debut album Animal was released last summer, won Best New Artist.

This year’s Latin AMAs were hosted by Jacqueline Bracamontes, Rafael Amaya and Cristián de la Fuente and broadcast on Telemundo from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Latin AMAs voting is fan-driven with nominations based on streaming, sales, airplay and social activity tracked by Billboard from February 6, 2021 through January 29, 2022.

Here’s the full list of Latin AMA 2022 winners:

Artista del Año: Karol G
Nuevo Artista del Año: María Becerra
Sencillo del Año: Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez — “Dákiti”
Álbum del Año: Karol G — “KG0516”
Artista Favorita Femenina: Karol G
Artista Favorito Masculino: Bad Bunny
Dúo o Grupo Favorito: Aventura
Artista Favorito Pop: Selena Gomez
Álbum Favorito Pop: CNCO — “Déjà Vu”
Canción Favorita Pop: Sebastián Yatra & Myke Towers — “Pareja Del Año”
Artista Favorito Solo Regional Mexicano: Christian Nodal
Dúo o Grupo Favorito Regional Mexicano: Grupo Firme
Álbum Favorito Regional Mexicano: Christian Nodal — “Ahora”
Canción Favorita Regional Mexicano: Gera MX & Christian Nodal — “Botella Tras
Artista Favorito Urbano: Karol G
Álbum Favorito Urbano: Karol G — “KG0516”
Canción Favorita Urbano: Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez — “Dákiti”
Artista Favorito Tropical: Romeo Santos
Álbum Favorito Tropical: El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico — ‘”En Cuarentena”
Canción Favorita Tropical: Aventura & Bad Bunny — “Volví”
Artista Favorito Crossover: The Weeknd
Colaboración del Año: Karol G & Mariah Angeliq — “El Makinon”
Canción Viral del Año: Nio Garcia, J Balvin & Bad Bunny — “AM”
Gira del Año: Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin
Video Favorito: Anitta — “Girl From Rio”
Artista Social Favorito: Pabllo Vittar

Anitta to Co-Headline Los Angeles’ L.A. Pride in the Park Celebration

Anitta is Pride-ing high

The 29-year-old Brazilian singer/songwriter will perform at this year’s L.A. Pride festivities.

Anitta,Christopher Street West — the non-profit organization behind L.A.’s annual Pride celebrations — announced a new slate of LGBTQ performers set to join them for their in-person music festival L.A. Pride in the Park.

In addition to Anitta, the lineup includes Syd, Chika, Michaela Jaé “MJ” Rodriguez, Rebecca Black, Bob the Drag Queen, Zolita, Alexander StewartEdward FrameGrag QueenAllison PonthierSan ChaRossiDrumaqMike Taveira, Boy Untitled, GessMalibu Barbie and A Club Called Rhonda.

Along with joining the lineup as a new performer, Anitta was announced as the event’s second headliner, alongside pop icon Christina Aguilera, who joined the Pride in the Park lineup back in March.

“We’re thrilled to have women, the majority of them LGBTQIA+ artists of color, lead our mainstage event to celebrate our return to Pride,” Gerald Garth, CSW’s vice president of community programming and initiatives, said in a statement. “Los Angeles represents a broad range of cultures, backgrounds and identities, especially across the BIPOC communities. Bringing influential and diverse artists is a nod to the many different people reflected within our community.”

Tickets for the daylong concert, which will take place on Saturday, June 11, at Los Angeles’s State Historic Park, are currently on sale, starting at $45 for general admission passes, and $200 for VIP passes. This year will also mark the return of Los Angeles Pride Parade, which was canceled for the first time in L.A. Pride’s 50-year history in both 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To see the full lineup and buy your tickets for L.A. Pride in the Park, click here.