Shakira to Perform at Halftime of Copa America Final

Shakira is preparing for some Copa action…

After rumors that the 47-year-old Colombian superstar would perform at Copa América’s final match, Shakira has been officially confirmed to perform on Sunday, July 14, when Argentina and Colombia will play for the championship.

ShakiraShakira will sing during halftime of the match, scheduled for 8:00 pm ET at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Some 54,000 people are expected to attend.

She will be the first musical act to perform during the halftime of the Copa America final.

Her song “Puntería,” featuring Cardi B, is the official song of TelevisaUnivision’s 2024 Copa América CONMEBOL coverage.

“Shakira is an extraordinary South American star who has dazzled the entire world,” said Alejandro Domínguez, president of CONMEBOL, in a statement. “Her songs are sung and danced to in every corner of the planet, turning her art into a global phenomenon that crosses borders and is enjoyed by millions of people. We are sure that her performance at the Copa América USA 2024 will enhance the message of healthy passion and unity through sport.”

But this isn’t Shakira’s first performance at a high-profile soccer match.

The Colombian pop star, a former partner of Barcelona and Spain star defender Gerard Piqué, has performed at three World Cups.

Additionally, she performed at the 2020 Super Bowl.

Danny Ocean Earns First-Ever No. 1s on Billboard Charts with “Amor”

It’s a special, long-awaited first for Danny Ocean. 

The 32-year-old Venezuelan singer, songwriter and record producer, whose real name is Daniel Alejandro Morales Reyes, has earned his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart with “Amor.”

Danny OceanThe pop-dembow tune surges 10-1 on the overall Latin Airplay chart and 2-1 on the Latin Pop Airplay ranking dated June 15.

“What makes me happiest, beyond my name being there, is that a Venezuelan is at No. 1,” Ocean tells Billboard. “This is a project that has always honored love.”

“Amor” takes the crown with 8.7 million audience impressions, up 54%, on U.S. reporting radio stations during the May 31-June 6 tracking week, according to Luminate.

Thanks to the 54% percentage surge on airplay, “Amor” wins the Greatest Gainer honor, awarded weekly to the song with the largest gain in impressions among the chart’s 50 titles. Among the song’s biggest supporters, New York’s WXNY leads the way in the latest tracking week, Puerto Rico’s WKAQ comes second, while Los Angeles’ KXOL rounds out the top three.

“Amor,” one of 12 tracks on Ocean’s third studio albumReflexa, completes a five-week journey to the top on Latin Airplay, having debuted at No. 45 on the chart dated May 18.

Thus, it takes second-fastest rise to the summit among the ranking’s 21 rulers in 2024, after Xavi’s “La Diabla” which reached the penthouse in its third week (chart dated February 10).

Only one song achieved the feat faster: Shakira and Cardi B’s “Puntería” debuted atop the list dated April 6. Here’s the recap of those songs that needed the least weeks to land at No. 1 on Latin Airplay in 2024:

Weeks To Position, Title, Artist, Reached On
1, “Puntería,” Shakira & Cardi B, April 6 (debut)
3, “La Diabla,” Xavi, Feb. 10
5, “Amor,” Danny Ocean, June 15
7, “Por El Contrario,” Becky G with Leonardo Aguilar & Angela Aguilar, March 9
7, “(Entre Paréntesis),” Shakira & Grupo Frontera, May 18

As “Amor” hits No. 1 on Latin Airplay, it pushes Alejandro Fernández and Alfredo Olivas’Cobijas Ajenas” from the lead, with a 33% drop in impressions, to 5.9 million.

Over on Latin Pop Airplay, with “Amor” Ocean outdoes his prior best showing of No. 5 for “Miedito o Qué?,” with Ovy On The Drums and Karol G, in January 2021.

GloRilla & Megan Thee Stallion’s “Wanna Be” Remix Featuring Cardi B Rises on Several Billboard Charts

Cardi B’s wanna be moment is a hit…

A new remix of GloRilla and Megan Thee Stallion’s collaboration “Wanna Be,” featuring the 31-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar, has sent the single rebounding up the Billboard Hot 100 and multiple other charts dated June 15 following the first tracking week for the new version, which was released May 31.

Cardi BIn the May 31-June 6 tracking week, according to Luminate, “Wanna Be” generated 19.7 million official U.S. streams – its biggest streaming yet and a 51% increase from the previous week, sparking its 35-15 ascent on the Streaming Songs chart.

The single sold 13,000 downloads in the same period, up 6,210%, prompting a No. 4 re-entry on the Digital Song Sales list. It had previously reached Nos. 9 and 1 on the respective charts upon its debut on rankings dated April 20. 

“Wanna Be” also registered 7.1 million airplay audience impressions, a 115% week-over-week improvement.

Although it’s as yet below the 50-position threshold for the all-genre Radio Songs chart, the single’s gains reap rewards on format airplay charts: It darts 36-17 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart (up 113% in audience to 5.9 million) and debuts at No. 37 on Rhythmic Airplay.

Thanks to the increases for all three metrics, “Wanna Be” rockets 39-15 on the Hot 100, which blends streaming, sales and airplay into its calculations.

The collaboration nears its peak of No. 11, achieved upon the song’s debut.

Additional jumps occur on both the multimetric Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same methodology as the Hot 100.

“Wanna Be” rebounds 11-5 on the former to match its peak rank and 9-4 on the latter, earning a new best showing. (All versions of the song are rolled up into one listing for tracking purposes and chart ranks. Cardi B is not listed on “Wanna Be” on the June 15-dated multimetric charts, as the remix did not account for the majority of the song’s overall consumption during the tracking week, although she is listed on radio charts, as the new remix is already responsible for the bulk of its airplay; such decisions are reviewed each week upon compilation of updated data.)

Peso Pluma Reveals Track List for New Album “Éxodo,” Featuring All-Star Collaborators

Peso Pluma is bringing out the big guns…

The 24-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter has revealed the track list for his new album, Éxodo, a 24-song double album that features Cardi B, Anitta, Quavo, DJ Snake and other all-star collaborators.OK

Peso Pluma

Éxodo, the follow-up to Peso’ Plumas Grammy-winning debut album Génesis, is comprised of 16 songs in the same style as the música Mexicana that helped launch his career, and eight urbano (reggaeton, Latin trap etc.) songs.

Peso Pluma had a big look in in the lead-up to and after the release of his debut record, the third regional Mexican LP to hit the Top 10 (No. 3) of the Billboard 200.

The album’s release date of June 20 was revealed in a music video teaser for “La Durango” that stars Connor McGregor.

Peso Pluma recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and performed his new song “La Durango” with Eslabon Armado’s Pedro Tovar.

He’s also gearing up for a tour across North America with festival slots in New York, Chicago and Mexico.

Here’s a look at the complete track list:

Disc 1:
La Durango ft. Eslabón Armado and Junior H
Me Activo ft. Jasiel Nuñez
La Patrulla ft. Neton Vega
La People II ft. Tito Double P and Joel de la P
Sr. Smith ft. Luis R Conriquez
Rompe la Dompe ft. Junior H and Oscar Maydon
Mami ft. Chino Pacas
Belanova ft. Tito Double P
Bruce Wayne
Hollywood ft. Estevan Plazola
Reloj ft. Ivan Cornejo
Santal 33 ft. Oscar Maydo
Vino Tinto ft. Natanael Cano and Gabito Ballesteros

Disc 2:
Gimme a Second ft. Rich the Kid
Put Em in the Fridge ft. Cardi B
Pa No Pensar ft. Quavo
Peso Completo ft. Aracángel
Bellakeo ft. Anitta
Mala ft. Ryan Castro
Tommy & Pamela ft. Kenia Os
Teka ft. DJ Snake

Shakira Makes Red Hot Debut at This Year’s Met Gala, Earning Best Dressed Honors

Shakira is celebrating a red-hot red carpet debut on fashion’s biggest night…

The 47-year-old Colombian Grammy-winning singer/songwriter walked the steps at the Met Gala for the first time on Monday, looking stunning in red as she climbed the stairs.

Shakira, 2024 Met GalaShakira donned a spicy red gown by Carolina Herrera that gave off a flamenco vibe with its dramatic train and cape detailed with voluminous ruffled sleeves resembling an abstract rose.

The look also featured a sexy high slit at the leg, an open back, a low-cut sweetheart neckline and skin-baring cutouts on the sides. Adding a touch of sparkle, a diamond starburst ornament with a matching red stone was pinned to the front of the dress.

Shakira — who posed on the red carpet with Carolina Herrera creative director Wes Gordon — accessorized with simple red platform heels and a diamond rope necklace. She wore her long hair down in natural waves, and kept her glam simple and understated.

Bad Bunny, 2024 Met GalaBad Bunny, who served as co-chair of the Met Gala this year, blended personal identity, cultural homage and fairytale fantasy, perfectly encapsulating the “Garden of Time” dress code for the event in his red carpet look.

His striking look consisted of a custom outfit from the Maison Margiela Artisanal Collection by John Galliano. Benito’s ensemble was laden with symbolic and cultural references; it featured a black satin corset and a navy barathea wool smoking jacket adorned with black grosgrain lapels. The jacket’s stitching was notably unusual, with an inside-out appearance that added an avant-garde twist to his attire.

Complementing the look was his gigantic beret made of blue foam paired with tiny sunglasses. This choice of headwear added a dramatic flair that was both whimsical and fashion-forward.

On his feet, the “Me Porto Bonito” singer sported shoes that were no less unusual — they were crafted to resemble the shape of a goat, further enhancing the eccentric, storybook theme of his outfit.

Adding a personal touch and a nod to his heritage, Bad Bunny carried a black Flor de Maga, the national flower of Puerto Rico, which symbolizes the island’s bravery and resilience during challenging times.

Jennifer Lopez, 2024 Met GalaJennifer Lopez, another co-chair for the event, stuck to her signature luxe bombshell style for fashion’s biggest night. She walked the carpeted steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a ravishing sheer gown dripping with rhinestones and silver pearls. Designed by Daniel Roseberry, the custom Schiaparelli haute couture piece had a dramatic sculptural neckline, whose branchlike elements jutted out to the sides. It was draped and slitted at the front with illusion tulle, and had a train that pooled around her feet.

The strapless sheath gown was made with over 2.5 million silver foil bugles and beads, and took over 800 hours of hand embroidery to create.

J.Lo paired it with silky champagne peep-toe heels, a massive diamond necklace in the shape of a bird, diamond bracelets and drop earrings, a silky envelope clutch, and a messy topknot.

Karol G made her Met Gala debut embodying this year’s theme “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” in a sheer, crystal-embellished Marc Jacobs gown.

The 33-year-old Colombian singer elevated the structured, floor-length piece — and leaned further into fairycore — with prosthetic fairy ears, ethereal makeup and platinum locks that fell to her waist.

Karol G told Vogue that the event “was the perfect opportunity for me to express how I love fairies and dreamy vibes and fantasy.”

“And this was the world I wanted to go with, with Marc Jacobs, who is the designer of the dress,” she added.

Colman Domingo, 2024 Met GalaColman Domingo paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman and André Leon Talley at the event by wearing a cape that extended from his jacket, which he paired with wide-legged pants.

“They both wore capes when they were at the Met,” Colman told E! “Everything I do, I feel like it’s gotta be for the culture. It’s gotta be more than just for me.”

He continued, “I wanted to honor these brothers who were here before me as well.”

The Rustin actor honored the Black Panther star and the late Vogue journalist at the Met Gala. Colman’s suit was designed by Willy Chavarría and kept on theme carrying a bouquet of lilies.

Rosalia, 2024 Met GalaRosalia made her big return to the Met Gala, keeping her look simple, yet sophisticated with a black strapless gown by Dior that she paired with a chic veil.

“Embodying lady Dior. Embodying Maria Grazia‘s eyes,” she told Vogue‘s official red carpet co-hosts Gwendoline Christie and Ashley Graham at the event.

“I’m wearing all black because when I heard about the theme I heard it was about Sleeping Beauty. I was like, ‘What is this for me?'” she continued. “I thought about dreams. When you fall asleep, you close your eyes, you see black, you see darkness. That’s the prelude for the dreams. Today, I’m celebrating Dior and I’m a black tulip. By the way, by the way, Stephen Jones did this headpiece.”

Her look took over 1,800 hours of work to assemble.

Omar Apollo, 2024 Met GalaOmar Apollo stood out in a sharply tailored black suit by Loewe, epitomizing vintage chic.

Camila Cabello, 2024 Met GalaCamila Cabello channeled sophistication in a slit bronze-colored Ludovic de Saint Sernin gown complemented by Ring Concierge jewels and a blonde ponytail.

Rauw Alejandro, 2024 Met GalaRauw Alejandro opted for a gleaming metallic shirt paired with a silk white blazer, adding a touch of sleek sophistication.

Cardi B, 2024 Met GalaCardi B stepped out at the Met Gala in the largest dress ever seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The Grammy-winning rap superstar donned a voluminous black dress that surrounded her on the carpet. She also rocked a matching beehive-style headpiece to add height to her look and the most luscious green jewels to match the greenery of the carpet’s backdrop.

Her appearance at the event, which featured the dress code “The Garden of Time,” marks her fifth showing at fashion’s biggest night.

Cardi B Hints at Sophomore Album’s Release While Celebrating 6th Anniversary of “Invasion of Privacy”

Cardi B is promising her new album this year…

While celebrating the sixth anniversary of her Grammy-winning debut album, Invasion of Privacy, the 31-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar teased the release of her sophomore effort before year’s end.

Cardi BInvasion of Privacy was released in 2018, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and earning a Grammy win for best rap album at the 2019 Grammy Awards. The set’s tracklist includes Hot 100 No. 1 singles “Bodak Yellow” and “I Like It.”

Cardi B looked back at the success of her studio debut in a post on X on Saturday (April 6).

In her message, she hinted at what fans can expect from her long-awaited second album.

“6 years ago I released my first album and it broke so many records GAH LEE!!” she wrote. “6 years later I’m preparing to drop the next one this year.. it’s so different from what everyone is expecting and I’m sooo excited.”

“Love you guys and thank you for the support! I’ll talk to ya soon I been so busy these last few days,” added Cardi.

Cardi most recently unveiled the single “Enough (Miami)” on March 15 along with a Patience Harding-directed music video for the track. “Enough” arrived two weeks after she dropped “Like What (Freestyle).”

She’s also featured on “Puntería,” the opening track from Shakira’Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran album that was just released on March 22.

The follow-up LP to Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy has yet to get an official release date.

Madonna Welcomes Cardi B On Stage at Final “Celebration Tour” Concert in Los Angeles

It’s a memorable celebration for Cardi B.

The 31-year-old half-Dominican American Grammy-winning took the stage at the final leg of Madonna’s west coast swing of her Celebration Tour on Monday while

Cardi B x MadonnaMadonna’s daughter Estere struck a pose as part of the show

Madonna tapped Cardi B as her latest celebrity guest judge for the “Vogue” dance-off, a fun spot in her show’s step-back-in-time format.

There was no beating Estere, who, aged just 11, danced her way to a perfect score of 10. The youngster has something of a head-start; Estere cut shapes last October on opening night of Madonna’s Celebration Tour at the O2 Arena in London, for a routine to her mom’s 1990 dance anthem.

Fan-captured footage shows the latest diva moment in all its glory.

Cardi B Reveals Steamy Cover Art for New Single “Enough (Miami)”

Enough is enough for Cardi B

The 31-year-old half-Dominican American Grammy-winning superstar has taken to Instagram to reveal the cover art for her upcoming single “Enough (Miami),” which she’ll release on Friday, March 15.

Cardi BIn the photo, a nude Cardi B lays across a white sofa with her hair in long waves down her shoulders, rocking a glass skin look with her makeup.

Last week, Cardi B teased the fiery single via TikTok. “Me vs. you and you know who they pickin’,” she raps on the track. “I can survive in the coldest conditions… B–ches is washed, soapin’ the dishes/ I apply pressure like boa constrictors/ One b–ch, two b–ch, old b–ch, new b–ch, none of y’all not gonna do s–t/ I’m in Miami I pull up on cruise ships.”

The track is a follow-up to Cardi B’s recently released single, “Like What (Freestyle).”

The song is Cardi’s first solo record since 2021’s “Up,” which earned the rapper a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit and a 2022 Grammy nomination for best rap performance.

Since then she’s dropped “Tomorrow 2” with GloRilla, “Jealously” with Offset and the Megan Thee Stallion collaboration “Bongos.”

A new album from the rapper would mark her first since 2018’s Invasion of Privacy. The album spawned two No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 singles, the diamond-certified “Bodak Yellow” and “I Like It.” She also won the Grammy for best rap album for Invasion of Privacy, topping Pusha T, Mac Miller, Travis Scott and Nipsey Hussle.

Cardi B Teases Fiery Next Single on TikTok

Cardi B is teasing her next fiery single…

The 31-year-old half-Dominican American Grammy-winning rap superstar has released a teaser for what appears to be her next single in a TikTok video from the recording studio.

Cardi BBarefoot and dressed down, Cardi ripped off her typically acerbic lines over a spare, g-funk style beat, once again calling out her haters.

“Me vs. you and you know who they pickin’,” she rhymes to set up the unnamed track. “I can survive in the coldest conditions… B–ches is washed, soapin’ the dishes/ I apply pressure like boa constrictors/ One b–ch, two b–ch, old b–ch, new b–ch, none of y’all not gonna do s–t/ I’m in Miami I pull up on cruise ships.”

Dancing along to her own track, Cardi gives the ultimate ultimatum, rapping, “I see my opps linking up, I’m like, ‘What the f–k?/ If you scared, then just say that hoe/ Enough is enough.”

The post got a few comment from famous friends, including SZA, who wrote “the hair is giving” and Camila Cabello, who added, “sheeeeesh.”

At press time Cardi hadn’t provided any additional information regarding the track, though the caption of her TikTok post, “15” and a winking emoji, appeared to suggest it was due out on March 15.

If the song comes out next week, it would mark the follow-up to last week’s “Like What (Freestyle).” She also dropped a sexy video for the freestyle in which pays tribute to Missy Elliot and tries on a wide variety of eclectic outfits in the clip directed by estranged husband rapper Offset.

“Like What” is Cardi’s first solo record since 2021’s “Up,” which earned the rapper her a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit and a 2022 Grammy nomination for best rap performance. Since then she’s dropped “Tomorrow 2” with GloRilla, “Jealously” with Offset and the Megan Thee Stallion collab “Bongos.”

Cardi has been teasing new music for months, including an in Instagram Story last week in which she told fans that her long-awaited sophomore album could be released this year.

She told the Bardi Gang that she was “not letting my anxiety, I’m not letting what haters say, I’m not letting what fans say” prevent her from releasing new songs, adding that “I’ve got no choice because I’m dropping my album this year, so stay tuned for the announcement.”

It would be the follow-up to the MC’s breakthrough 2018 debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy, which earned her a Grammy.

Cardi B Releases New Single “Like What (Freestyle)”

Cardi B is freestylin’…

The 31-year-old half-Dominican American Grammy-winning rap superstar has officially released her new single “Like What (Freestyle).

Cardi BCardi B teased the new track via her Instagram Story earlier this week.

“I ain’t even got dressed / Any L that I took come after YS / Oh man, oh man, oh man, oh man,” she rapped in the snippet.

The teaser arrived one week after her estranged husband Offset took to his own IG Stories account to encourage the “WAP” rapper to drop her new music.

In the video, the Migos star was bobbing his head with a satisfied stank face, writing, “Stop being scary and drop the album sh– goes crazy” with a line of fire emojis.

“Like What (Freestyle)” marks Cardi B’s first solo record since 2021’s “Up,” which earned the MC her fifth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit. “Up” also earned a 2022 Grammy nomination for best rap performance.

The anticipation for her sophomore album has increased over the years since she dropped her critically acclaimed debut album Invasion of Privacy in 2018. The set debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and produced two Hot 100 No. 1, diamond-certified singles: “Bodak Yellow” and “I Like It,” featuring J Balvin and Bad BunnyInvasion of Privacy also won best rap album at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Last August, following her features on Offset’s “Jealousy” and “Freaky,” GloRilla‘s “Tomorrow 2,” Latto‘s “Put It On Da Floor Again” and FendiDa Rappa‘s “Point Me 2,” Cardi B promised in her Vogue México y Latinoamérica cover story that she wasn’t going to release any more collaborations until she dropped her next solo single. But “Bongos” with Megan Thee Stallion dropped a month later, a sequel to their 2020 Hot 100 smash “WAP.”

“I’m going to put out my next solo single. Right now, I’m working on the cover art and ideas for the next record because it’s definitely coming up,” she told the publication at the time. “Everyone always tells me I should put the record out now. They did when I released ‘WAP’ and when I released ‘Up,’ but I always let them know I’m not going to wait long after all these singles. So stay tuned because it’s coming out very soon.”