Camila Cabello Brings “Cinderella” Character to James Corden’s “Crosswalk the Musical” Segment

Camila Cabello isn’t afraid to walk the (cross)walk

Late night television host James Corden has debuted another segment of his Crosswalk the Musical on The Late Late Show, and this time he welcomed the 24-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer/actress and their Cinderella co-stars Billy Porter and Idina Menzel.

Camila Cabello, Crosswalk the Musical

The segment opened with Corden dressed as the fairy godmother, quipping that he gave Porter the wrong address because he’s “intimidated.” “Billy Porter is the only actor I’ve ever encountered who is almost as talented as I am,” the late-night host joked.

Porter eventually joined Cabello and Menzel, immediately calling out Corden and reminding him that he’s “the only one that’s going to be playing the Fairy Godmother” whereas Corden can play “the rat” like he does in the film, to which Corden argued was a mouse.

The co-stars then changed into their characters from Amazon’s Cinderella and stopped traffic to perform songs from the film in the somewhat busy streets of Los Angeles. The Cinderella actors and singers sang along to a few of the tunes they cover in the musical, including the mash-up of Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” and Des’ree’s “You Gotta Be.”

A few drivers looked amused and confused while others appeared slightly annoyed that their commute was delayed.

The modern version of the classic fairy tale, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, depicts the princess, played by Cabello, as an independent woman who is focused on achieving her fashion dreams. The jukebox musical features the cast’s versions of popular songs like Madonna’s “Material Girl,” Queen’s “Somebody to Love,” and Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect.” The film marks Cabello’s acting debut.

The segment ends with Porter, who plays the Fabulous Godparent dubbed “Fab G” in the film, turning Corden into an actual mouse. “Bibbidi-bobbidi bye bitch,” Porter says to the camera.

 

Amazon’s Cinderella is streaming now.

Jennifer Lopez to Perform as Part of “Global Citizen Live” Concert Event

Jennifer Lopez is going global to defend the planet…

Global Citizen Live has revealed additional names of performers for its worldwide show on September 25, with the 52-year-old Puerto Rican superstar among those taking the stage.

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J.Lo — who also performed as part of Vax Live in Los Angeles a few months ago — Taboo and his fellow Black Eyed Peas and Meek Mill are among the acts just added to the 24-hour eventwhich will feature performances on six continents.

Global Citizen, the international advocacy group behind the Vax Live concert on May 8, said next month’s event is aimed at defeating poverty, Covid and climate change.

The acts revealed today join Adam Lambert, Alessia Cara, Andrea Bocelli, Angélique Kidjo, Billie Eilish, BTS, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, Davido, Demi Lovato, DJ Snake, Doja Cat, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, Femi Kuti, Green Day, H.E.R., Hugh Jackman & Deborra-lee Furness, Keith Urban, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Lorde, Metallica, Rag’n’Bone Man, Ricky Martin, Shawn Mendes, The Lumineers, The Weeknd, Tiwa Savage and Usher.

Global Citizen’s stated goal for the event is call on world leaders, major corporations and foundations to donate at least 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses to those most in need by September, help the 41 million people on the brink of famine by contributing enough meals to feed everyone for the next year and combat climate change by developing science-based targets to reach net-zero emissions.

Broadcast and streaming partners for Global Citizen Live include ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, YouTube, Time and Twitter.

Here are the full concert lineups for September 25, with more locations and performances to be announced, per Global Citizen:

NEW YORK CITY
Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Meek Mill, Shawn Mendes (with guest performances by Alessia Cara, Burna Boy, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste and Lang Lang)

PARIS
Ed Sheeran, Doja Cat, DJ Snake, H.E.R., Black Eyed Peas, Christine and the Queens (with a guest performance by Angélique Kidjo)

LAGOS, NIGERIA
Femi Kuti, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Made Kuti

Brandon Arreaga & His PRETTYMUCH Group Mates Sign with Sire Records

Brandon Arreaga is ready to in-sire

The 20-year-old Latino singer and his fellow PRETTYMUCH pop group mates, which Simon Cowell launched under his label Syco Entertainment in 2017, have signed to Warner Records imprint Sire Records, marking the start of a “new era,” according to the group’s members.

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The five members — Arreaga, Edwin Honoret, Zion Kuwonu, Nick Mara and Austin Porter — were originally pursuing solo careers until Syco founder Cowell approached them about creating a group in 2016.

PRETTYMUCH debuted in 2017 with the single “Would You Mind,” and have since released three EPs with Syco, sold out two headlining tours (also opening for Khalid) and worked with the likes of Ed Sheeran and French Montana.

The new signing follows an announcement in July that Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment would be ending the 11-year joint venture, which created Syco, with Sony Music to retain the JV’s back catalog and roster of artists.

The group has quickly been scooped up by Sire. Label president Rani Hancock tells Billboard that she has always been drawn to PRETTYMUCH because the members are “quadruple threats”: Singers, songwriters, producers and performers. A meeting with the band and their management team at KYN Entertainment, former Syco president Sonny Takhar and Mitch Eisner, sealed the deal.

“I have always admired PRETTYMUCH, so when Sonny reached out I was excited to meet them, and meeting them impressed me even more,” Hancock says. “I knew they were great singers and performers but quickly found out they are also impressive songwriters, producers, photographers, choreographers, and more. They are truly the architects of their own sound and vision and an unstoppable force.”

Arreaga says that the feeling was mutual, since he had “always wanted to be respected as a producer/songwriter.” “At Sire, they’ve shown so much interest in my work and even helped shape small ideas into full songs that I hadn’t seen the potential in,” he adds. “For us, it’s important that we remember to always keep evolving and always keep pushing the boundaries of what we’re capable of.”

With a fresh record deal under their belt, PRETTYMUCH is set to release their first new music since 2019’s INTL:EP in the coming year.

Cardi B Releases Wet & Wild Music Video for “WAP,” Her Collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion

Cardi B’s back with a Wap-ping good time…

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar has released the music video for “WAP,” her twerk-tastic new collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion.

Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion "WAP" Video

The music video for the thumping new track takes place in and around a luxurious mansion that has a fountain out front featuring a bootylicious fountain. 

“I just want to let y’all know, I wanna give y’all the heads up, the music video is going to be the censored version of the song, because the song is so nasty that YouTube was like, ‘Hold on, wait a minute, someone might be too Goddamn nasty,” Cardi B revealed on Instagram prior to the release, encouraging fans to listen to the full “nasty” version on streaming services.

The girl power-fueled video for “WAP” features cameos by the likes of Spanish singing sensation Rosalia, in full body red latex and a Spanish matador’s montera hat with the braids to match her hair color, Kylie Jenner and Normani to rising artists like SukihanaRubi Rose and Mulatto.

“I wanted a lot of different females, not just female rappers. I wanted different…A lot of different people. And y’all going to see it on the music video as well, from models to influencers and everything,” she told Zane Lowe in an Apple Music interview about the visual. “And I really wanted the video to be very sexy, very clean, very nice, very cut. All right, we need some female artists, rappers. And I’m like, ‘These are the girls that I personally like. That I like they music. That I really feel they are going to go mainstream, to me.’ All the girls right here, there’s different things that I like about them.”

“WAP” is Cardi B’s first music release of the year. It follows “South of the Border,” her collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello, released in July 2019; “Yes,” her collaboration with Fat Joe and Anuel AA, released in September 2019; and “Writing on the Wall,” her collaboration with French MontanaPost Malone and Rvssian, released in September 2019.

Cardi B Lands Three Songs on Michelle Obama’s 2020 Workout Playlist

Cardi Bhas made an extra special (play)list…

Michelle Obama is hoping to inspire people to exercise more in the new year by sharing her 2020 workout playlist, and the 27-year-old half-Dominican American singer is her go-to gal.

The former first lady, a dedicated health advocate, shared some of her favorite tunes to listen to while hitting the gym. 

The 35-song playlist includes three tracks from Cardi B. Along with her single “Press,” Cardi B’s collaborations with Bruno Mars (“Finesse”) and Ed SheeranCamila Cabello(“South of the Border”) get Obama’s blood pumping.

Bruno Mars has a second song, “Perm,” on Obama’s playlist.

Jennifer Lopez gives Obama’s playlist a little old school magic with her “Feelin’ So Good Remix,” featuring Fat JoeBig Pun.

And when it comes to her post-workout cool down, Obama turns to Miguel and Alicia Keys’ “Show Me Love,” among others.

Bad Bunny: Spotify’s Most Streamed Latin Artist Globally

Bad Bunnyis livin’ a stream

The year is almost over, and Spotify has revealed its annual “Wrapped” data insights highlighting the most-streamed artists of the year, with the 25-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer coming in as the most streamed Latino artist globally.   

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Based on more than 248 million users’ listening habits across the globe, Bad Bunny comes in at No. 5 on the list of the Most Streamed Artists of 2019 around the world, behind Post MaloneBillie EilishAriana Grandeand Ed Sheeran

On the male only list, Bad Bunny comes in at No. 3, while J Balvin comes in at No. 5.

This year’s most streamed Latina artist on Spotify is Camila Cabello, who comes in at No. 4 on the Most Streamed Female Artists of 2019 global list, behindBillie Eilish, Ariana Grande and 
Taylor Swift.

Meantime, Cabello’s collaboration with Shawn Mendes, “Señorita” is the most streamed track of 2019, with more than one million streams despite only being released in late June.

In the United States, Cardi B comes in as the most streamed Latina artist of the year. The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation comes in at No. 5 on the U.S. Most Streamed Female Artists of 2019 list, behind Billie EilishAriana Grande,Taylor Swift andHalsey.

Here are all of Spotify’s “Wrapped” 2019 results:

Spotify “A Decade Wrapped” 2010-2019 Global Top Lists: 

Most Streamed Artists of the Decade (Global)
1. Drake
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Post Malone
4. Ariana Grande
5. Eminem

Most Streamed Female Artists of the Decade (Global)
1. Ariana Grande
2. Rihanna
3. Taylor Swift
4. Sia
5. Beyoncé

Most Streamed Tracks of the Decade (Global)
1. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
2. “One Dance”  – Drake, Kyla, WizKid
3. “rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)” – 21 Savage, Post Malone
4. “Closer” – Halsey, The Chainsmokers
5. “Thinking out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

Spotify Wrapped 2019 Global Top Lists: 

Most Streamed Artists of 2019
1. Post Malone
2. Billie Eilish
3. Ariana Grande
4. Ed Sheeran
5. Bad Bunny

Most Streamed Albums of 2019
1. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish
2. Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
3. thank u, next – Ariana Grande
4. No.6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran
5. Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes

Most Streamed Tracks of 2019
1. “Señorita” – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
2. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
3. “Sunflower” – Post Malone, Swae Lee
4. “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
5. “Old Town Road – Remix” – Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus

Most Streamed Female Artists of 2019
1. Billie Eilish
2. Ariana Grande
3. Taylor Swift
4. Camila Cabello
5. Halsey

Most Streamed Male Artists of 2019
1. Post Malone
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Bad Bunny
4. Khalid
5. J Balvin

Most Streamed Podcasts of 2019
1. The Joe Budden Podcast With Rory & Mal
2. My Favorite Murder With Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
3. Gemischtes Hack
4. Fest & Flauschig
5. The Misfits Podcast

Most Streamed Podcast Genres of 2019
1. Comedy
2. Society & Culture
3. True Crime
4. News
5. Health & Fitness

Spotify Wrapped 2019 U.S. Top Lists 

U.S. Most Streamed Artists of 2019
1. Post Malone
2. Drake
3. Billie Eilish
4. Ariana Grande
5. Khalid

U.S. Most Streamed Female Artists of 2019
1. Billie Eilish
2. Ariana Grande
3. Taylor Swift
4. Halsey
5. Cardi B

U.S. Most Streamed Male Artists of 2019
1. Post Malone 
2. Drake
3. Khalid
4. Juice WRLD
5. XXXTENTACION

U.S. Most Streamed Tracks of 2019
1. “Sunflower” – Post Malone, Swae Lee
2. “Wow” – Post Malone
3. “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
4. “MIDDLE CHILD” – J. Cole
5. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish

U.S. Most Streamed Albums of 2019
1. Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
2. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish
3. thank u, next  – Ariana Grande
4. beerbongs and bentleys – Post Malone
5. Free Spirit – Khalid

Cardi B Hard at Work on New Album, Jokes She’ll Name It “Tiger Woods”

Cardi B’s next album could be a real eagle, or at least a birdie… 

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation  teased fans about her sophomore album plans during an Instagram Live session Thursday morning.

Cardi B

“Everything that I’m working on right now is straight to my album. Straight to my album,” she said, while having her eyeliner done in the car. “And I think I’m gonna name my album Tiger Woods. I think I’ma name my album Tiger Woods ‘cause remember when everybody was talking shit on Tiger Woods and then he fucking came and won that green jacket? That’s what I’ma name my album.”

Cardi B is referring to the star golfer who won his first major tournament since 2008 earlier this year at the Masters, after extramarital affairs and a slew of knee and back injuries nearly derailed his entire career. 

Cardi B has remained hard at work completing the anticipated follow-up to her Grammy-winning hit Invasion of Privacy

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She released one single this year, “Press,” but has delivered on several features alongside Ed Sheeran and Camila CabelloPost Maloneand French MontanaBruno Mars, and Lil Nas X.

Paulo Londra Releases New Single “Party” with A Boogie wit da Hoodie

Paulo Londra is ready to party

The 21-year-old Argentinian rapper has released his latest single “Party,” a collaboration with rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie.

Paulo Londra

The nearly-four minute track, produced by Ovy on the Drums, combines Londra’s raspy voice and A Boogie’s witty rhyming over a mambo-infused trap melody with flairs of Spanish guitar rhythms. 

“Party” is a Spanglish joint where both the Argentine artist and New York-based rapper sing about their crazy party ways, sending a message to the haters who are trying to kill their vibe. 

“Don’t let this stop / Because I’m out partying with my people / No one can stop us now / Just jump now, don’t stop and olé!” belts Londra on the catchy chorus. 

Giving honor to the track, the music video shows both artists drinking, gambling, and having a great time with friends at a house party. 

“To have A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie on board makes me very happy. He gives the track an incredible touch and flow,” said Londra in an official statement. 

“I was mad excited when I got the call from Paulo Londra. I’ve been a big fan for a minute and I’m glad to be a part of this song,” A Boogie added of their first-ever collaboration. 

Earlier this year, Londra joined forces with Ed Sheeran on “Nothing on You,” part of Sheeran’s collaborative No. 6 album. On September 24, Londra was nominated for best new artist at the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards

Camila Cabello Teases “South of the Border” Cinematic Video with Ed Sheeran & Cardi B

Camila Cabello is ready for an epic adventure south of the border

The 22-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer has taken to social media to announce that the video for “South of the Border,” her collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Cardi B, will be “out soon.” 

Camila Cabello

The Twitter and Instagram announcement, later posted by Sheeran, was coupled with a movie-inspired poster that previews the video.

The theatrical poster revealed that not only will Cabello, Sheeran and Cardi B be starring in the video, but they’ll also be joined by model Alexis Ren and actor Paul Karmiryan.

The five stars are posed in front of a beach background, with two cars and the lyric “Jump in that water, be free…” placed in front of them.

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“South of the Border,” from Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Projectwas released July 12. The flirtatious song, which features Cabello singing in both Spanish and English, was previously announced with childhood pictures of the stars and a lyric video. Cabello, a longtime fan of Sheeran’s, called the release “such a special moment for me.” 

Ed Sheeran Releases Music Video for “Nothing on You,” Featuring Paulo Londra

Paulo Londrais riding high…

Ed Sheeran has released his latest music video “Nothing on You,” featuring the 21-year-old Argentinian rapper and Dave biking through the streets of London.

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Sheeran, Londra and Dave each have their time to shine in the video in between drone shots of nighttime London, coming together to casually ride the streets as if they were old buddies.

The single is the latest single off Sheeran’s new album No.6 Collaborations Project .

The video was directed by SBTV, the online broadcasting channel that presented Sheeran as an emerging artist in his first live session of “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” back in 2010.

It’s Londra’s most high-profile collaboration to date. He’d previously joined voices with Piso 21 on “Te Amo” and with Becky G on “Cuando Te Besé.”