Melanie Martinez to Perform at This Year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Melanie Martinez is headed to Bonnaroo…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer will perform at this summer’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which will take place on the ‘Roo Farm in Manchester, TN on June 13-16.

Melanie MartinezMartinez, who rose to acclaim after appearing on the third season of NBC’s The Voice, will perform on Saturday, June 15.

This year’s headlining acts include Post MaloneRed Hot Chili Peppers, Fred Again… and Pretty Lights.

Other performers include Megan Thee Stallion, Cage the Elephant, Maggie Rogers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Diplo, T-Pain, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Jon Batiste, among many others.

The acts will take to 10 stages for the four-day event featuring sets running into the early morning, as well as sunrise performances.

Bonnaroo 2024 will feature more than 150 performances across the campground, 150 food vendors (including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options) and free water stations.

Los Lobos to Perform at This Year’s BottleRock Music Festival

Los Lobos are ready to (bottle)rock

The Latin American band will perform at this year’s BottleRock, the one-weekend music festival scheduled to take place May 26-28 this year in Napa Valley.

Los LobosThe artist lineup was shared in poster form on Instagram by BottleRock’s official account.

The Red Hot Chili PeppersDuran Duran and The Smashing Pumpkins are listed at the top in big letters alongside Post Malone, Lizzo and Lil Nas, billing the six of them as the festival’s main headliners.

Underneath, dozens of additional acts make up the rest of the lineup. Alvaro Diaz, Leon Bridges, Carly Rae Jepsen, Wu-Tang Clan and Sheryl Crow are listed, as are Bastille, Tove Lo, Japanese Breakfast, Yung Gravy, CAAMP, Ashe and more.

Three-day tickets for the festival are available for purchase on BottleRock’s website.

Several artists and bands scheduled to perform have already started posting their excitement for the festival.

“We are thrilled to share the first 👀 show announcement for 2023,” tweeted the National, also on the lineup. “We will play BottleRock… which takes place in beautiful wine country, Napa Valley, CA.”

“BOTTLEROCK AND ROLL” indie pop project Dayglow posted on its Instagram stories.

Zack de la Rocha & Rage Against the Machine to Perform at Inaugural Andalucia Big Festival 

Zack de la Rocha is bringing the rage to Spain… 

The 52-year-old Mexican American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper and activist and his Rage Against the Machine band mates have joined the lineup of the inaugural Andalucia Big Festival in September.

Zack de la Rocha x Rage Against the MachineIt will marking de la Rocha and the band’s first show in the Spanish city of Malaga in 25 years.

The group will perform alongside Glass AnimalsMuse and Jamiroquai at the event that will take place in Malaga at Sacaba Beach on September 8, 9 and 10.

Among the other acts slated to appear at ABF are: Aurora, Gus Dapperton, Biffy Clyro, Years & Years, Stereophonics, Paolo Nutini, Michael Kiwanuka, Kevin Morby, Yard Act, Lucy Dacus, Run the Jewels, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Los Planetas and more.

Tickets for the festival from the organizers of the Mad Cool Festival will go on sale on Friday (April 29) here.

The Mad Cool team will double down on that September weekend by also hosting a one-day sister festival in Madrid on September 10, Mad Cool Sunset, which will feature another headlining set from Rage Against the Machine, as well as performances from Biffy Clyro, Glass Animals, Stereophonics, Run the Jewels, Kurt Vile and more.

The original Mad Cool festival will also be back in Madrid this summer from July 6-10 with a jam-packed lineup of huge stars, including headliners Metallica, Twenty One Pilots, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Kings of Leon, Florence & the Machine, Pixies and Jack White, as well as Chvrches, Carly Rae Jepsen, Glass Animals, Wolf Alice, Yungblud, Deftones, St. Vincent, Foals, Alt-J, The War on Drugs, Haim, Phoebe Bridgers, Royal Blood, Zara Larsson, Leon Bridges, Animal Collective, Black Pumas, Local Natives, Princess Nokia, The Struts and many more.

Enrique Iglesias Teams Up with Carly Rae Jepsen, Y@K & Bbno$ on “Lalala” Remix

Enrique Iglesiasis lending his voice to a hot remix…

The 44-year-old Spanish superstar and Carly Rae Jepsen have teamed up with Y2K and rapper Bbno$ for a new remix of “Lalala,” released on Wednesday, October 30.

Enrique Iglesias

“We went from uploading a song online with no support, to having Carly Rae Jepsen & Enrique Iglesias come on and be a part of the remix,” Y2K said in a press release.

On the new version, Iglesias adds Spanish lyrics: “Vamo’ a darle al cuerpo más de ritmo, Pa’ que no sea más de lo mismo/Te voy diciendo cosas al oído/Tú sabe’ que lo nuestro es divertido” 

“When we sat down to brainstorm features, we never in a million years expected that two of the most iconic pop artists would be down to be on our record,” Y2K added.

Fifth Harmony to Perform the National Anthem at the NHL All-Star Game

Ally Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui are hitting the rink…

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony groupmates will perform at the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Game on Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Fifth Harmony

The 62nd annual event, which will also feature performances by Nick Jonas and Carly Rae Jepsen, kicks off at 12:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, Jan. 29, and will air on NBC.

Jepsen will kick things off with the Canadian national anthem before the game, and Fifth Harmony will follow with “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Jonas, meanwhile, will perform during the game’s second intermission.

“We are pleased with the incredible lineup of entertainment that we put together for the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend,” said Steve Mayer, NHL chief content officer and executive vice president. “The All-Star Weekend will feature three days of can’t-miss events, including the NHL100 celebration on Friday night, in a weekend where hockey takes over Hollywood. We are excited for Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony and Carly Rae Jepsen’s All-Star Game performances for our fans in L.A and those watching around the world.”

This will be Fifth Harmony’s second performance without Camila Cabello, following their debut as a quartet at the People’s Choice Awards last week.

The NHL All-Star Weekend will also include the NHL100 gala hosted by actor Jon Hamm honoring the league’s 100 greatest athletes of all time with guest appearances by John Legend and Robin Thicke, who will honor his late father Alan Thicke, as well as John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting.

This will be the third time Los Angeles will host the NHL All Star Game and the first since 2002.

Nuñez to Serve as a Presenter at the Television Academy’s Creative Arts Emmys

Oscar Nuñez is getting creative

The Television Academy has announced the second wave of presenters for the Creative Arts Emmys on September 10 and 11, with the 57-year-old Cuban actor and comedian making the list.

Oscar Nuñez

The former The Office star is set to present on Sunday, along with Michelle AngRob CorddrySeth GreenTim GunnRobert HerjavecJulianne HoughCarly Rae JepsenKatharine McPhee  and Gloria Steinem.

Saturday nightspresenters include Linda EllerbeeChris HardwickKen JeongMargo MartindaleLaurie Metcalf and Martin Mull.

For the first time, the Creative Emmy Awards will be held over two consecutive nights at the Microsoft Theater.

FXX will air the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 17.

Pena Hand-Jives in First Promo for Fox’s “Grease: Live”

Grease is the word for Carlos Pena, Jr.

Fox has released the first promo for the television adaptation of the 1978 film Grease, with a look at the 26-year-old Spanish, Venezuelan and Dominican American singer/actor and his Big Time Rush band member and other cast members of the live musical.

Carlos Pena, Jr.

Along with Pena, who now goes by Carlos PenaVega, the video introduces Julianne Hough (Sandy), Aaron Tveit (Danny), Vanessa Hudgens (Rizzo) and their co-stars, as they all do the hand jive at Rydell High.

Additionally, viewers also get a first look at Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchie, Keke Palmer as Pink Lady Marty Maraschino, Pena as Kenickie, David Del Rio as T-Bird “Putzie”, and Kether Donohue as Jan.

The Fox live TV production which has been titled Grease: Live, also stars Mario Lopez as Vince Fontaine, the emcee of a national dance competition. Jessie J, meanwhile, is set to open the show with a performance of Barry Gibb‘s “Grease (Is the Word)” from the classic film.

In this TV version, the beginning of senior year means the end of Danny and Sandy’s summer romance – until Sandy unexpectedly transfers to Danny’s high school. With their friends pulling them in different directions, it’s up to Danny and Sandy to stay hopelessly devoted to each other as they make their way from Rydell High to a new frontier.

Grease: Live will air Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:00 pm ET on Fox.

Del Rio Joins the Cast of Fox’s Upcoming Musical “Grease: Live”

Grease is the word for David Del Rio

The 28-year-old Latino actor has joined the cast of Fox’s upcoming musical Grease: Live.

David Del Rio

Del Rio, who starred in the Broadway musical In the Heights, will portray T-Birds’ Putzie in the live event.

Del Rio joins the ensemble cast that includes Julianne Hough (Sandy), Aaron Tveit (Danny), Vanessa Hudgens (Rizzo), Carlos PenaVega (Kenickie), Keke Palmer (Marty), Carly Rae Jepsen (Frenchy) and Kether Donohue (Jan).

Meanwhile singer, Jessie J, will open the live event with a new version of “Grease (Is the Word).” The Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb wrote the song, which originally was performed by Frankie Valli in the animated opening title sequence of the movie and went on top the pop charts.

Also joining the creative team is Glee and Annie choreographer Zach Woodlee. His credits also include the 100th episode of How I Met Your Mother and 2008’s MTV Movie Awards, as well as the films Eat Pray Love, Hairspray, 27 Dresses and 17 Again.

Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski are directing the production, which Fox airs on Sunday, January 31 — live in the East and delayed in the West.

Del Rio’s other credits include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Troop, Pitch Perfect and Spare Parts.

Miguel: This Year’s Leading Latino Grammy Nominee

Move over Bruno Mars… There’s a new Grammy darling this awards season, and his name is Miguel.

The 27-year-old half-Mexican American R&B singer/songwriter is this year’s most-nominated Latino artist, picking up five Grammy nods during The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.


Miguel – a previous nominee in 2011 for Best R&B Single – is up for one of the biggest prizes atthe 55th Annual Grammy Awards, Song of the Year for his smash single “Adorn,” which has dominated the Billboard charts. He’s up against Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” and Fun.’s “We Are Young.”

Miguel’s other nominations include Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance for “Adorn,” Best Urban Contemporary Album for “Kaleidoscope Dream” and Best Rap Song for his collaboration with Wale on “Lotus Flower Bomb.”

Meanwhile, the Latina who beat Justin Bieber for Best New Artist in 2011, Esperanza Spalding, is the other Hispanic artist to receive a whole lotta Grammy love this year.

The 28-year-old part-Hispanic singer is nominated for three awards for her music related to her latest album Radio Music Society: Best Jazz Vocal Album, Best Long Form Video, Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s).

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be held Sunday, February 10, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and air live on CBS from 8:00-11:30 pm ET.

Here’s a look at all the categories featuring a Latino/a artist:

Song of the Year

Ed Sheeran, “The A Team”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Miguel, “Adorn”
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You”)
Fun., “We Are Young

Best R&B Performance

Estelle, “Thank You”
Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi, “Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)”
Luke James,” I Want You”
Miguel, “Adorn”
Usher, “Climax”

Best R&B Song

Miguel Pimentel, songwriter, “Adorn” (Miguel)
Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly & Salaam Remi, songwriters, “Beautiful Surprise” (Tamia)
Benjamin Levin, Rico Love & Tremaine Neverson, songwriters, “Heart Attack” (Trey Songz)
Antonio Dixon, Kenny Edmonds, Anthony Hamilton & Patrick “jQue” Smith, songwriters, “Pray For Me” (Anthony Hamilton)
Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Elle Varner & Andrew “Pop” Wansel, songwriters, “Refill”  (Elle Varner)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Chris Brown, Fortune
Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream
Frank Ocean, Channel Orange

Best Rap Song

Nasir Jones & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Patrick Adams, Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer & Paul Leka, songwriters), “Daughters” (Nas)
Olubowale Akintimehin, S. Joseph Dew, Jerrin Howard, Walker Johnson & Miguel Jontel Pimentel, songwriters, “Lotus Flower Bomb” (Wale Featuring Miguel)
Sean Anderson, Tauheed Epps, Stephan Taft, James Thomas, Terrence Thornton & Kanye West, songwriters (Denzie Beagle, Winston Riley & Reggie Williams, songwriters), “Mercy” (Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham & Tyler Williams, songwriters, “The Motto”  (Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne)
Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis & Kanye West, songwriters (W.A. Donaldson, songwriter), “N****s In Paris” (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Calvin Broadus, Chris Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Peter Hernandez & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (T. Bluechel, M. Borrow, T. Griffin, K. Jackson, N. Lee & M. Newman, songwriters), “Young, Wild & Free” (Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars)

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Denise Donatelli, Soul Shadows
Kurt Elling, 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project
Al Jarreau (And The Metropole Orkest), Live
Luciana Souza, The Book Of Chet
Esperanza Spalding, Radio Music Society

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Gil Evans Project, Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans
Bob Mintzer Big Band, For The Moment
Arturo Sandoval, Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)

Best Latin Jazz Album

Chano Domínguez, Flamenco Sketches
The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band, ¡Ritmo!
Bobby Sanabria Big Band, Multiverse
Luciana Souza, Duos III
Manuel Valera New Cuban Express, New Cuban Express

Best Latin Pop Album

Ricardo Arjona, Independiente
Fonseca, Ilusión
Kany Garcia, Kany Garcia
Jesse Y Joy, ¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro?
Juanes, MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

Campo, Campo
Carla Morrison, Déjenme Llorar
Quetzal, Imaginaries
Sistema Bomb, Electro-Jarocho
Ana Tijoux, La Bala

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Lila Downs, Pecados Y Milagros
Los Cojolites, Sembrando Flores
Los Tucanes De Tijuana, 365 Días
Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea, Oye
Gerardo Ortiz, El Primer Ministro

Best Tropical Latin Album

Raúl Lara Y Sus Soneros, Cubano Soy
Eddie Montalvo, Desde Nueva York A Puerto Rico
Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña, Retro
Romeo Santos, Formula Vol. 1

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, arrangers, “City Of Roses” (Esperanza Spalding)
Gil Evans, arranger, “Look To The Rainbow” (Gil Evans Project and Luciana Souza)
Shelly Berg, arranger, “Out There” (Lorraine Feather)
Vince Mendoza, arranger, “Spain (I Can Recall)” (Al Jarreau And The Metropole Orkest)
Nan Schwartz, arranger, “Wild Is The Wind” (Whitney Claire Kaufman And Andrew Playfoot)

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

András Schiff, Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Clavier
Jory Vinikour, The Complete Harpsichord Works Of Rameau
Claudio Cruz, conductor; Antonio Meneses (Northern Sinfonia), Gál & Elgar: Cello Concertos
Hansjörg Albrecht, Holst: The Planets
Kim Kashkashian, Kurtág & Ligeti: Music For Viola

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Stephen Hartke, composer, Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile – Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays (Eighth Blackbird)
Tania León, composer, León, Tania: Inura For Voices, Strings & Percussion (Tania León, Son Sonora Voices, DanceBrazil Percussion & Son Sonora Ensemble)
Ugis Praulins, composer, Nightingale (Stephen Layton, Michala Petri & Danish National Vocal Ensemble)
Einojuhani Rautavaara, composer, Rautavaara, Einojuhani: Cello Concerto No. 2 ‘Towards The Horizon’ (Truls Mørk, John Storgårds & Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)
Steven Stucky, composer; Gene Scheer, librettist, Stucky, Steven: August 4, 1964 (Jaap Van Zweden, Dallas Symphony Chorus & Orchestra)

Best Long Form Music Video

Big Easy Express; Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show
Emmett Malloy, video director; Bryan Ling, Mike Luba & Tim Lynch, video producers
Bring Me Home – Live 2011; Sade
Sophie Muller, video director; Roger Davies, Grant Jue & Sophie Muller, video producers
Radio Music Society, Esperanza Spalding
Pilar Sanz, video director; Esperanza Spalding, video producer
Get Along, Tegan & Sara
Salazar, video director; Nick Blasko, Piers Henwood, Sara Quin & Tegan Quin, video producers
From The Sky Down, U2
Davis Guggenheim, video director; Belisa Balaban, Brian Celler, Davis Guggenheim& Ted Skillman, video producers

Pitbull to Perform on ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

Pitbull will be having a rockin’ New Year’s Eve next month…

The 31-year-old Cuban-American rap superstar, who recently launched his new album Global Warming, will help ring in 2013 by performing on ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on December 31.


The Ryan Seacrest-hosted year-end celebration will include performances by Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Neon Trees in Times Square.

Pitbull will join Brandy, Flo Rida, Karmin and OneRepublic on the broadcast from the West Coast.

But he won’t be the only Hispanic artist on the show…

Fergie will be pulling double-duty during the New Year’s Eve event. The 37-year-old part-Mexican singer and Black Eyed Peas member will co-host a tribute to Dick Clark, the show’s longtime host, who died at age 82 this spring.

The two-hour segment, kicking off at 8:00 pm ET., will be co-hosted by Fergie and Jenny McCarthy.