Ozuna Reveals Next Single Will Feature DJ Snake, Megan Thee Stallion & BLACKPINK

Ozuna is going global with his next single…

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican singer, who performed at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards alongside a bunch of dancing teddy bears during a high-energy showcase of his new single “La Funka,” Ozuna revealed that he’s calling on two global stars to perform on his latest track.

Ozuna

Speaking to MTV News on the red carpet of the show, Ozuna revealed that his next single will feature DJ Snake, Megan Thee Stallion and BLACKPINK.

“It’s coming up next,” Ozuna said excitedly of his reconnection with French DJ/record producer Snake, who also backed him up on the hit 2018 single “Taki Taki featuring Selena Gomez and Cardi B.

At press time no further details were available about the song title or release date.

After releasing Los Dioses, his collaborative project with Anuel AA, in January, Ozuna recently released the uptempo single “La Funka” and appeared in the Fast & Furious franchise’s ninth film, F9.

This year he also became the first artist to score a large-scale partnership with the Call of Duty mobile game. Ozuna’s partnership with Call of Duty: Mobile includes an official skin (meaning an outfit for player avatars) and other in-game content, which was timed to the release of the game’s seventh season, “Elite of the Elite,” on August 25.

That same day, he also released an original song, titled “A La Buena El Mejor,” to serve as the season’s official theme.

Demi Lovato to Appear on Second Season of YouTube’s Music Series “Released”

Demi Lovato is being released

YouTube has renewed its music series Released for a second season, with the 28-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress among the artists set to appear in future episodes.

Demi Lovato,

The new season will kick off with rapper DDG, with upcoming episodes featuring Lovato and Sub Urban to follow.

A revival of MTV’s TRLReleased premieres every Thursday night at 11:45 pm ET, moments before the artists drop their latest music videos. Each 15 minute episode provides unfiltered access to the week’s featured artist and their new music ahead of its official release on YouTube.

The show also reveals exclusive music news, special announcements, and check-ins with other artists as music fans around the world countdown to the premiere together.

Sub Urban will be the featured artist on March 25 and Lovato on April 1.

Artists who previously joined the weekly YouTube series are BLACKPINK, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa and more. Washington D.C DJ Little Bacon Bear hosts the series, which is produced by Den of Thieves and Gunpowder & Sky.

Van Toffler praised the artists for their ability to create new music amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“We had a great run with the first 20 episodes of Released. From BLACKPINK to Paul McCartney to Dua Lipa to 24kGoldn, all episodes were produced during a global pandemic yet each artist rose to the occasion and chose this show to unveil new music,” the Gunpowder & Sky CEO said. “Released has quickly become the go-to home to discover what’s about to break out in music.”

“No matter the conditions, we are always proud to be part of a show that resonates with viewers at home. To see such huge success with Released after launching during a pandemic is even more thrilling, and we’re excited to continue working with this incredible team to elevate it even further,” added Den of Thieves co-founders Evan Prager and Jesse Ignjatovic.

Bad Bunny’s “Dakiti” with Jhay Cortez Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Charts

Bad Bunny is bringing Dakiti back…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap & reggaeton singer’s hit single “Dakiti,” featuring Jhay Cortez, has returned to No. 1 on both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts.

Bad Bunny

“Dakiti” rebounds from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 with 121.4 million streams, up 13%, and 3,000 downloads sold, down 8%, globally in the week ending December 3. The streaming sum is the third-best in a week since the chart began, trailing only the weekly highs for BTS‘ “Life Goes On” a week earlier (152.5 million, December 5) and BLACKPINK‘s “Lovesick Girls” (123.8 million, October 17).

“Dakiti” adds a third total week atop the Global 200, tying for the most time on top so far. BTS’ “Dynamite” and Cardi B‘s “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, previously each led for three weeks.

Likewise the single leads the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 98.2 million streams, up 13%, and 1,000 downloads sold, up 2%, in territories outside the U.S. in the week ending December 3. The song leads the list for a fourth total week, second only to the five-week reign of BTS‘ “Dynamite,” which keeps at No. 2.

The two charts (the latest of which are dated December 12) premiered in September and rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.

Chart rankings are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts’ calculations.

Bad Bunny’s album El Ultimo Tour del Mundo, which was released November 27 and includes “Dakiti,” soars in at No. 1 on the U.S.-based Billboard 200 chart with 116,000 equivalent album units, marking the first No. 1 album in the chart’s 64-year history sung entirely in Spanish. Also in the Global 200’s top 10, the set’s “La Noche de Anoche,” by Bad Bunny and Rosalía, debuts at No. 7 with 56.9 million streams and 2,000 sold globally.

Bad Bunny’s “Dakiti,” Featuring Jhay Cortez, Becomes First Latin Song to Simultaneously Rule Billboard Global 200 & Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Charts

Bad Bunny’s latest single is officially a global phenomenon…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer’s new track “Dakiti,” featuring Jhay Cortez, becomes the first Latin music hit to simultaneously rule both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts.

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez

The song ascends to its first week atop the former and leads the latter list for a second week.

The two charts, dated November 21, premiered in September and rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.

Chart rankings are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts’ calculations.

A week after Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s “Dakiti” debuted on the Billboard Global 200 at No. 2, the song ascends to No. 1 with 110.2 million streams (up 32%) and 4,000 downloads sold (down 33%) globally in the week ending November 12.

The worldwide streaming sum for the song is the second-greatest in the Global 200’s brief history, bested only by the 123.8 million for “Lovesick Girls” by South Korea’s BLACKPINK‘s (October 17).

Hawái” by Maluma bounds 9-3 on the Global 200, surpassing its prior No. 4 high, with 85.7 million streams (up 53%) and 6,000 sold (up 149%). Its remix with The Weeknd was released November 5.

Following its arrival at No. 1 a week earlier, Bad Bunny and Cortez’s “Dakiti” retains its coveted rank atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart with 88.6 million streams (up 44%) and 1,000 downloads sold (down 12%) in territories outside the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 12.

Maluma’s “Hawái” jumps 6-2 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, where it spent a week at No. 1 in September, with 68.8 million streams (up 41%) and 3,000 sold (up 223%) outside the U.S. in the latest tracking week.

Thanks to “Dakiti” and “Hawái,” Latin music hits rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on the Global Excl. U.S. chart for the first time.

Cardi B’s “WAP,’ Featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Tops the First-Ever Billboard Global 200

Cardi B‘s “WAP” is a global phenomenom…

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar’s single featuring Megan Thee Stallion tops the maiden Billboard Global 200 chart, dated September 19.

Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion

As revealed on Billboard.com, MRC has launched the new global survey, which is powered by MRC Data/Nielsen Music.

“WAP” rules the initial Billboard Global 200 chart with 100.9 million global streams and 23,000 global downloads sold in the week ending September 10.

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BTS‘ “Dynamite” comes in at No. 2 on the Billboard Global 200 with 83.4 million streams and 36,000 sold.

Breaking down the chart’s metrics, “WAP” was the most-streamed song of the week globally and “Dynamite” was the top-selling title.

Maluma‘s all-Spanish-language “Hawái” (94 million streams, 3,000 sold) comes in at No. 4 on the chart, while Blackpink and Selena Gomez‘s “Ice Cream” comes in at No. 8.

The charts, inclusive of worldwide songs, ranks songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world.

Chart rankings are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales from full-service digital music retailers from around the world.

HBO Max Renews Selena Gomez’s Quarantine Cooking Show “Selena + Chef” for a Second Season

There’s more cooking in Selena Gomez’s future…

HBO Max has ordered a second season of the 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress’ quarantine cooking show Selena + Chef for a second season.

Selena Gomez

With the sophomore season now on order, Gomez can look forward to whipping up even more delicious and challenging dishes in the comfort of her home.

“Learning from some of the best chefs in the world has vastly improved my cooking skills but I have a lot more to learn. I am looking forward to challenging myself in the kitchen on the next season,” Gomez said.

The unscripted quarantine cooking show features the “Lose You To Love Me” singer preparing a wide variety of dishes, while a slew of expert chefs virtually guide her through each and every step. 

Selena + Chef, which premiered on HBO Max earlier in August, featured Gomez teaming up with culinary masters including Antonia Lofaso, Ludo Lefebvre, Roy Choi and Tanya Holland. In each episode, guest chefs highlight a charity of their choosing.

Season two of Selena + Chef not only brings the show a new set of recipes ranging in difficulty, but also a new slate of culinary experts and charities to be highlighted.

During HBO’s leg of the virtual CTAM tour, Gomez and Selena + Chef producer Aaron Saidman revealed that the first season of 10-episode series was filmed remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The filming process entailed crew rigging cameras inside Gomez’s kitchen and living room and controlling the machines from outside.

Gomez, who just released her highly anticipated collaboration with Blackpink, “Ice Cream,” shared that participating in the show and rediscovering a passion for food and cooking has helped her get out of her quarantine rut.

“[The show] was an opportunity to make something that could make people smile,” she said at CTAM.

Selena + Chef  is executive produced by Gomez via her July Moon Productions.

Selena Gomez Releases ‘Sweet’ Blackpink Collaboration “Ice Cream”

Selena Gomez is livin’ the cream

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has released the new single “Ice Cream,” her highly anticipated collaboration with K-pop girl group Blackpink, along with the equally sweet music video.

Selena Gomez

The retro-tinged video features Gomez driving a pink Good Humor truck in a fun, pin-up sailor outfit.  Jisoo, Rosé, Jennie and Lisa all appear along an ice cream mural in ‘70s-inspired looks in bright colors, with plenty of flower power and macrame.

In celebration of the release, Gomez also unveiled her own ice cream flavor in partnership with Serendipity, Cookies and Cream Remix. The flavor uses pink vanilla ice cream as a nod to her collaborators.

“So basically it’s heaven,” she told fans while sampling the new creation in an Instagram video, “and every bite is delicious.”

“Ice Cream” will be the second pre-release single off Blackpink’s long-awaited debut album, Blackpink: The Album, due out on Oct. 2 via YG Entertainment.

Selena Gomez Invests in Ice Cream Brand Serendipity & Announces New Flavor Inspired by Her Blackpink Collaboration

Selena Gomez is expanding her empire…

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress’ highly anticipated collaboration with Blackpink, “Ice Cream,” has resulted in a new business endeavor for the “Come & Get It” singer.

Selena Gomez

Ice cream brand Serendipity and the iconic Serendipity3 Restaurants have announced Gomez as its newest investor, as well as a special ice cream flavor developed with the SelPink collaboration in mind.

The pint, called Cookies & Cream Remix, is inspired by the upcoming collab. It’s comprised of pink vanilla ice cream, crunchy cookie bites and gobs of gooey fudge.

In an Instagram video announcing the flavor, Gomez is seen eating it in the best way possible, by the spoonful straight out of the container.

“So, basically, it’s heaven,” the singer said of the chocolate-y cookie goodness.

Serendipity x Selena Gomez

“Growing up and loving the iconic Serendipity restaurant, I couldn’t be more excited to become a partner in their expanding brand,” said Gomez said in a statement. “For the Cookies & Cream remix, I wanted to put my own personal spin on this classic flavor by making it with pink vanilla ice cream as a nod to my girls Blackpink and celebrate our new song ‘Ice Cream.’”

“Selena Gomez is the perfect partner and flavor engineer for Serendipity Brands,” Sal Pesce, president and COO of Serendipity Brands, mirrored. “As a forever fan of our brand, Selena brings a fresh perspective and a whole new set of fans to help us take over the decadent ice cream category with our innovative, indulgent mixes.”

Cookies & Cream Remix will be available on the “Ice Cream” collab’s release date, August 28, in supermarkets, convenience stores and other food retailers across the country and online at SerendipityBrands.com.

Selena Gomez & BLACKPINK Reveal Title for Upcoming New Collaboration: “Ice Cream”

I scream, you scream; Selena Gomez screams for ice cream

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has finally revealed the title of her highly-anticipated collaboration with BLACKPINK: “Ice Cream.”

Selena Gomez

If the name is any indication, the SelPINK single will surely be a surefire summer treat.

“Ice Cream…@BLACKPINK…SELPINK IN YOUR AREA soon… August 28,” Gomez tweeted using a pair of ice cream emojis alongside a sweet snap of herself enjoying a cone on what appears could be the set of the track’s forthcoming video.

Meanwhile, the K-pop girl group unveiled the latest teaser poster for the single, which features a pink waffle cone filled with bubblegum-hued soft serve against a black backdrop.

SelPINK Ice Cream

Along with the title, the promo piece alerts fans of the two acts that the single will be available at midnight EST/1 p.m. KST the day of its release.