Rosalia Wins Second Consecutive “Best Latin” Moon Person at the MTV Video Music Awards

Rosalia won’t olvidar this year’s MTV Video Music Awards

The 28-year-old Spanish Grammy-winning singer and songwriter picked up her third career Moon Person at the MTV VMAs, which took place on Sunday from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Rosalia ELLE Summer 2020

Rosalia took home the Best Latin prize for her moody collaboration with Billie Eilish, “Lo Vas a Olvidar.”

It’s her second straight win in the category, following her win last year for “Con Altura,” which also won in the Best Choreography category.

 

Bruno Mars, who’d previously won three Moon Persons in his career, took home the prize for Best R&B.

 

The 35-year-old part-Puerto Rican Grammy-winning singer won the award for “Leave the Door Open,” his Silk Sonic single with Anderson .Paak.

Newcomer Olivia Rodrigo won three Moon Persons during the ceremony — for Song of the Year, Best New Artist and Push Performance of the YearJustin Bieber was also a multiple winner, scoring Artist of the Year and Best Pop Video for “Peaches” along with Daniel Caesar and Giveon.

Here’s the full list of tonight’s winners:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”
Columbia Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber
Def Jam

SONG OF THE YEAR

Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”
Geffen Records

BEST NEW ARTIST

Olivia Rodrigo
Geffen Records

BEST COLLABORATION

Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More”
Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

BEST POP

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – “Peaches”
Def Jam

BEST HIP-HOP

Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. – “Franchise”
Cactus Jack / Epic Records

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear – “my ex’s best friend”
Bad Boy / Interscope Records

BEST K-POP

BTS – “Butter”
BIGHIT MUSIC

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Billie Eilish – “Your Power”
Darkroom / Interscope Records

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Olivia Rodrigo
May 2021: “drivers license”

BEST ROCK

John Mayer – “Last Train Home”
Columbia Records

BEST LATIN

Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA – “Lo Vas A Olvidar”
Darkroom / Interscope Records

BEST R&B

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”
Aftermath Entertainment / Atlantic Records

BEST DIRECTION

Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”
Columbia Records – Directed by: Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness”
Columbia Records – Choreography by: Paul Roberts

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – “BROWN SKIN GIRL”
Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records – Cinematography by: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, MOHAMMAED ATTA AHMED, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant

BEST ART DIRECTION

Saweetie ft. Doja Cat – “Best Friend”
Warner Records – Art Direction by: Alec Contestabile

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”
Columbia Records – Visual Effects by: Mathematic

BEST EDITING

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”
Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic Records – Editing by: Troy Charbonnet

GROUP OF THE YEAR: BTS

SONG OF THE SUMMER: BTS – “Butter” – BIGHIT MUSIC
Monsta X – “Gambler” – Starship Entertainment

Maluma to Perform on This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards

Maluma is preparing for the big show…

The 26-year-old Colombia singer has been added to the performers list for the MTV Video Music Awards.

Maluma

Maluma, nominated in the Best Latin category for his J Balvin collaboration “Que Pena,” joins a roster of additional performers that includes The Weeknd, Roddy Rich and Latin boy band CNCO, their first-ever time performing on the awards show.

It’ll be Maluma’s second time performing on the MTV VMAs. He performed “Felices los 4” on the 2018 show. It’ll be CNCO’s first performance on the show.

Maluma won a Latin Grammy for best contemporary pop vocal album in 2018 for F.A.M.E. He was nominated for a Grammy earlier this year for best Latin pop album for 11:11.

J Balvin, the most-nominated Latino this year, BTS and Doja Cat were announced as performers last week.

The August 30 show, to be hosted by Keke Palmer, will be held at various outdoor sites in New York, rather than at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as originally planned. MTV is saying the show “will pay homage to New York with outdoor performances around the city.”

This will be the second year in a row that the VMAs will have multiple Latin performances. Last year, J Balvin teamed with Bad Bunny to perform “Qué Pretendes,” and Rosalía teamed with Ozuna to perform three songs — “A Ningún Hombre,” “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” and “Aute Cuture.” It’s a strong suggestion that Latin music is becoming a more

Additional performers to be announced soon.

Cardi B to Perform at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse Music Celebration

Cardi B’s got the power

The 24-year-old half-Dominican American hip hop artist is set to perform at Power 105.1‘s annual Powerhouse music celebration, which brings some of hip-hop’s biggest names to its stage.

Cardi B

Cardi B, whose breakthrough hit “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart, joins an elite roster that includes French MontanaMigos and Lil Uzi Vert.

The annual music event will take over the Barclays Center for the fifth consecutive year and will take place on Oct. 26. Aside from The Weeknd, DJ Envy will deliver his own “DJ Envy and Friends” set, possibly opening his set to Fetty Wap, who appeared on the DJ’s newest single “Text Ur Number.”

Last year’s Powerhouse performers included Bryson Tiller, Young M.A, Tory Lanez and Usher, who brought out Young Thug and Lil Jon during his headlining set.

Tickets for Power 105.1’s Powerhouse 2017 will go on sale on Thursday (August 31) at 10:00 am ET.

Gilberto Santa Rosa to Serve as NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade Grand Marshall

Gilberto Santa Rosa is set to have a grand old time at this year’s NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade.

The 54-year-old Puerto Rican singer and bandleader, known as “El Caballero de la Salsa,” will serve as the grand marshall of the annual parade on June 11.

Gilberto Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa is a Grammy and Latin Grammy winner, who has been active in the music industry for approximately forty years.

But Santa Rosa isn’t the only superstar participating in this year’s parade.

Iris Chacón, the 67-year-old showgirl who came to fame in the 1970s as “the Puerto Rican bombshell” has been named godmother of the parade.

Ozuna will appear as the parade’s Rising Star, salsa singer Ismael Rivera has been named a Puerto Rican Day ambassador, and Latin alternative duo BuscaBulla will also join the parade.

This year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade marks the 60th time that “la parada” fills Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue with tropical music and Puerto Rican pride. Previous grand marshalls include Marc Anthony and Ricky MartinCalle 13’s Rene Perez was crowned king of the parade in 2014.

Olympic gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernández, actress Lana Parrilla (Once Upon a Time) and 14-time MLB All-Star Iván Rodríguez will also participate in this year’s parade.

The event will also reference recent politics: it will honor former political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, who was pardoned by President Barack Obama in January after 35 years in federal prison, as National Freedom Hero. And this year’s parade coincides with 100 years since all Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship by a law enacted by President Woodrow Wilson.

“In this monumental year, we are showcasing our collective achievement and the legacy we have built by working in solidarity,” Puerto Rican Day Parade Board Chair Board Chair Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez said at a press conference. “And we will discuss key challenges that Puerto Rico is facing to help inform and engage our community. We also honor legendary figures and the next generation of stars that are already accomplished in their own right.”

Two music festivals preceding the parade will turn June 9-11 into a full throttle Puerto Rican party weekend.

The 2017 Soulfrito festival will feature a line-up of  “club bangers and Latin trap” that includes urban stars Farruko, Zion y Lennox , Bad Bunny, Cosculluela and Ivy Queen starts the party in Brooklyn on Friday, June 9, at the Barclays Center.

Willie Colon, Eddie Palmieri and Tito Nieves lead the incredible line-up of the 33rd New York Salsa Festival, which takes place Saturday, June 10, also at the Barclay Center. Jerry Rivera, Grupo Niche, Fruko y Sus Tesos, Tito Rojas and DLG are also among the artists scheduled to perform.

Serrano Defeats Yazmin Rivas to Retain WBO Junior Featherweight Title

Amanda Serrano is tightening her belt…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican professional boxer defeated Yazmin Rivas by unanimous decision to retain the WBO junior featherweight title over the weekend in the first nationally televised English-language women’s world title bout in the United States since 2007.

Amanda Serrano

The judges scored the fight 97-93, 98-92, 99-91 to give Serrano the victory at Barclays Center in her hometown of Brooklyn.

The Puerto Rico-born Serrano (31-1-1, 23 KOs) landed 33 percent of her punches while Rivas (35-10-1, 10 KOs) landed just 20 percent, according to CompuBox, as the two women went the distance in the 10-round bout.

“We wanted the knockout, but I was ready for 10 rounds,” Serrano said. “People who think I’m just a brawler saw that I’m a great boxer today.”

Rivas, who took home $15,000 for the fight, still has yet to be knocked out in her professional career, while Serrano, who took home $17,500, carried a knockout percentage of 72 heading into the matchup — a rate unrivaled among the top women fighting in the junior featherweight division.

Still, Serrano went after Rivas aggressively throughout the fight, throwing 431 power punches and landing 177 (44 percent), while Rivas threw nearly 100 fewer and landed only 29 percent (97 of 332).

“She hit hard, but I hit her harder,” Serrano said. “I could hear her breathing in between rounds and I knew I had her.

“It was a great night for women’s boxing, and I hope it keeps getting bigger and bigger.”

The three judges scored all 10 rounds within a one-point margin, with their scorecards reflecting Serrano’s dominance in the middle rounds and strong performance in the final round to close it out.

“It was an excellent fight,” Rivas said. “I knew everything was against me and to win I had to knock her out. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen today.”

Serrano’s victory aired on Showtime Extreme, a subnetwork of Showtime, on the undercard of the network’s doubleheader headlined by the Badou JackJames DeGale super middleweight world title unification bout.

The last women’s world title fight on English-language television in the U.S. was Mary Jo Sanders‘ defeat of Valerie Mahfood by unanimous decision to retain her International Boxing Association female middleweight title on March 30, 2007, on ESPN2.

A week before that fight, Fox Sports Net televised Holly Holm defeating Ann Saccurato to win the IBA female world welterweight title, the WBC female world welterweight title, the WBA world female welterweight title and the International Female Boxers Association world welterweight title.

Serrano-Rivas also was the first women’s fight on a Showtime network (non-pay-per-view) since 2000.

Baez Among the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Joan Baez is celebrating a special feat…

The 75-year-old Mexican American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Joan Baez

Baez, a first-time nominee, will be joined by Pearl Jam, JourneyElectric Light OrchestraTupac Shakur and Yes as the shrine’s 2017 inductees.

Baez, whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice, began her recording career in 1960 and achieved immediate success. Her first three albums, Joan BaezJoan Baez, Vol. 2, and Joan Baez in Concert all achieved gold record status and stayed on the Billboard and other record album charts for two years.

Her songs of acclaim include “Diamonds & Rust” and covers of Phil Ochs‘ “There but for Fortune” and The Band‘s “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down“. She is also known for “Farewell, Angelina“, “Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word“, “Forever Young“,”Joe Hill“, “Sweet Sir Galahad” and “We Shall Overcome.”

Joan Baez

Baez, who performed three songs at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, has displayed a lifelong commitment to political and social activism in the fields of nonviolence, civil rights, human rights and the environment.

“I never considered myself to be a rock and roll artist,” said Baez, who received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011, in a statement. “But as part of the folk music boom which contributed to and influenced the rock revolution of the 60’s, I am proud that some of the songs I sang made their way into the rock lexicon. I very much appreciate this honor and acknowledgement by the Hall of Fame.”

The 32nd annual Rock Hall induction ceremony will take place on April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. SiriusXM will broadcast the ceremony live and it will again be filmed for a later telecast on HBO.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum in Cleveland will open a special exhibit on March 30 to honor the 2017 inductees.

Marc Anthony & Carlos Vives Announce Their Joint “UNIDO2” Tour

Marc Anthony and Carlos Vives are joining forces…

After joining voices on their hit single “Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar,” the 46-year-old Puerto Rican salsa singer and the 53-year-old Colombian singer have announced plans to tour together in an outing they’ve dubbed UNIDO2, a play on words meaning “United” part 2.

Marc Anthony & Carlos Vives

The tour will be presented by Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN), which has long produced and booked Marc Anthony’s performances worldwide.

Anthony and Vives, two of Latin music’s biggest stars, will perform in 11 U.S. markets. The tour will also include additional solo performances by Marc Anthony in seven other markets.

UNIDO2 kicks off with two shows at Puerto Rico’s Coliseum on Sept. 11 and 12, followed by dates in Las Vegas, Canada and Chicago, among other cities.

The pair will play two nights at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater and two nights at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

Anthony and Vives have both been touring as solo acts in the past year.

Anthony even came in as the highest-grossing Latin touring act of 2014, according to Boxscore, bringing in $26.8 million  ticket sales for 32 reported shows in North America. A total of 20 of those came from U.S. venues and 12 from Mexico.

Tickets for the tour go on sale April 10 at 1:00 pm ET, with the exception of the Barclays Center concert in New York, which goes on sale April 17. Puerto Rico sale dates will be announced separately.

­TOUR DATES AND VENUES FOR  “UNIDO2”2015

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH  – PUERTO RICO, COLISEO JOSE MIGUEL AGRELOT – MARC ANTHONY ONLY www.ticketpop.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH  – PUERTO RICO, COLISEO JOSE MIGUEL AGRELOT – MARC ANTHONY ONLY www.ticketpop.com

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH  LAS VEGAS, NV – MANDALY BAY ARENA – MARC ANTHONY ONLY www.ticketmaster.com

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD  – TORONTO, CANADA-MOLSON AMPHITHEATER – MARC AND VIVES www.ticketmaster.com

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH  CHICAGO, IL – ALL STATE ARENA – MARC AND VIVES www.ticketmaster.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH  -ATLANTA, GA – PHILLIPS ARENA – MARC AND VIVES www.ticketmaster.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1ST  ORLANDO, FL-AMWAY CENTER-MARC AND VIVES www.ticketmaster.com

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND  – MIAMI, FL – AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA – MARC ANTHONY ONLY www.ticketmaster.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD MIAMI, FL – AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA – MARC ANTHONY ONLY www.ticketmaster.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH  -NEW YORK, NY – BARCLAYS CENTER – MARC AND VIVES www.ticketmaster.com

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH  – BOSTON, MA-TD ARENA-MARC AND VIVES www.ticketmaster.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11TH – WASHINGTON DC- PATRIOT CENTER-MARC ANTHONY ONLY www.ticketmaster.com 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH  – DALLAS, TX – AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER – MARC AND VIVES www.ticketmaster.com

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH – HOUSTON, TX – TOYOTA CENTER – MARC AND VIVES www.houstontoyotacenter.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18TH – MCALLEN, TX-STATE FARM ARENA – MARC ANTHONY ONLY www.ticketmaster.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22ND – LOS ANGELES, CA – NOKIA THEATER – MARC AND VIVES www.axs.com

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23RD – LOS ANGELES, CA – NOKIA THEATER – MARC AND VIVES www.axs.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25TH  – SAN JOSE, CA – SAP CENTER – MARC AND VIVES www.ticketmaster.com

Dulorme Beats Hank Lundy in Hard-Fought Junior Welterweight Fight

Make that six in a row for Thomas Dulorme

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican won a 10-round split decision against “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy in a hard-fought junior welterweight fight on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Thomas Dulorme

Dulorme, who scored a first-round knockdown, got off to a hot start to open a big early lead on two scorecards before Lundy finally got going and had a strong second half in the highly entertaining bout.

In the end, two judges favored Dulorme’s better boxing over Lundy’s aggressiveness, scoring it 97-92 and 96-93. The third judge had it 96-93 for Lundy. ESPN.com had it for Dulorme, 96-93.

“He surprised me a little with his game plan and it was a tough fight, but I took my time and am very happy with my victory,” said Dulorme. “I will go back to the gym and keep working hard but I think I deserve a world title shot.”

The opening round appeared to be fairly even until Dulorme caught Lundy with a right hand near the temple to knock him down with about 15 seconds left. But Lundy popped up and seemed OK.

Dulorme, with a reach advantage, kept Lundy on the outside and looked very sharp in the early going. He popped his jab and let his hands go when Lundy got on the inside.

Lundy landed some good shots in the third round, including a left uppercut and a right hand, but Dulorme, who is trained by Robert Garcia, took the punches well.

Lundy had more success in the sixth round, rocking Dulorme with a left hook and forcing him to hold on and clearly making him uncomfortable. That was how it went for much of the second half of the bout.

“It’s a huge win because the Lundy I was afraid would show up showed up,” said Gary Shaw, Dulorme’s promoter. “And then he started to figure Dulorme out and went to the inside. So Dulorme did what he had to do. I think Lundy followed him around instead of cutting off the ring, which played into Dulorme’s jab and movement.”

Dulorme

Shaw said he thought it was a fight from which Dulorme (22-1, 14 KOs), who won his sixth fight in a row, will learn and grow as a fighter and he hopes to line up a world title opportunity for him.

“We will fight anyone at 140 pounds,” Shaw said. “Hopefully, the major fighters at 140 were watching and it can get a negotiation started. Dulorme is ready to fight for a world title.”

Lopez to Perform at This Year’s “Fashion Rocks” Show

Jennifer Lopez is a fashion rock star… And now she’s about the rock the fashion world.

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge is slated to perform at this year’s Fashion Rocks, a special celebrating fashion and music.

Jennifer Lopez

Fashion Rocks is the only show that celebrates the inextricable link between fashion and music, a relationship that is more relevant today than ever before,” said Three Lions Entertainment CEO Richard Beckman, the executive producer of the show, in a statement. “For the first time we’ll air the event live during Fashion Week from Barclays Center. It will be a spectacular affair, featuring some of the world’s most talented musicians as well as today’s hottest fashions.”

In addition to J.Lo, Fashion Rocks will also feature performances by Pitbull, Afrojack, Duran Duran, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Nico & Vinz, Rita Ora, The Band Perry and Usher.

The two-hour special will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest. It will air live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Additional performers will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1, at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster or by calling 800-745-3000. American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public on July 28-31.

Fashion Rocks will be broadcast live on CBS on September 9.

Red Hot Chili Peppers to Join Mars at Super Bowl Halftime Show

Bruno Mars is preparing for a red hot Super Bowl

The 28-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer and his backing band will be joined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers during the Super Bowl halftime show next month.

Bruno Mars

It’s all part the funk tendencies that Mars  sometimes employs in his music.

The iconic rock band will join the pop singer by his invitation for the show, held at the halfway point of the NFL‘s biggest spectacle on February 2 in New Jersey, according to Los Angeles Times sources.

The Chili Peppers were already scheduled to be in the area, booked to perform at a pre-Super Bowl show in Brooklyn for WFAN‘s “Say Hello to Brooklyn” showcase at the Barclays Center on February 1.

What remains to be seen is whether the band will replace Mars’ usual backing band for the entire set or if it will simply make a brief appearance, perhaps performing one of its own songs.

The move should expand the halftime show’s allure to a broader range of fans outside of Mars’ usual demographic.

Mars has placed four singles from his Billboard 200 No. 1 album Unorthodox Jukebox in the Hot 100’s top 40, with four total No. 1 songs.

Meanwhile, Red Hot Chili Peppers last released an album in 2011, with I’m With You peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.