Aguilera to Perform Alongside the Rockettes at the NBA All-Star Game

Christina Aguilera is Rocketting to the (all) stars…

The 34-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer will kick off this year’s NBA All-Star Game with a special performance alongside the Rockettes.

Christina Aguilera

It’s all part of the Entertainment Series presented by JBL on Sunday, February 15.

Aguilera and popular dance troupe will team up for the opening, New York-inspired performance when the All-Star Game, which will air live at 8:00 pm ET on TNT, kicks off from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The Rockettes are an iconic New York City entertainment staple; and Aguilera was born in Staten Island before becoming a Grammy-winning artist and coach on NBC’s The Voice.

Aguilera’s performance with the Rockettes will lead directly into the All-Star Game player introductions.

Aguilera is the second announced 2015 NBA All-Star performer, after Ariana Grande was revealed to be this year’s halftime performer last week.

Since the release of 2012’s Lotus, Aguilera has scored hits with collaborations, including “Feel This Moment” with Pitbull and “Say Something” with A Great Big World, while hinting at a new studio album.

Next month, Aguilera will return to The Voice for the show’s eighth season, after taking two seasons off from the reality singing competition.

Aguilera Announces Engagement with Boyfriend Matthew Rutler

Christina Aguilera is giving marriage a second chance…

Christina Aguilera

The 33-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer and The Voice coach has announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend Matthew Rutler.

The “Feel This Moment” singer shared her memorable moment with fans on Twitter with a playful message.

Christina Aguilera's Engagement Ring

“He asked and I said……” Aguilera’s tweet said along with a photo showing Aguilera and Rutler mano a mano with a large rock on the ring finger on her hand.

The setting? A terrace overlooking a tropical-looking beach.

Aguilera and Rutler have been a couple since 2010 after meeting on the set of the film Burlesque, where he was working as a production assistant.

At the time Aguidera was going through a divorce with then-husband Jordan Bratman, the father of her son Max, 6.

Pitbull & Ke$ha’s “Timber” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard Dance Chart

Pitbull and Ke$ha haven’t been able to dethrone Eminem and Rihanna on the Billboard Hot 100 chart… But they still have plenty of reason to dance.

The 32-year-old Cuban American singer and Ke$ha’s high octane collaboration “Timber” has reached the No. 1 spot on this week’s Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs chart, which will be released on Thursday.

Pitbull and Ke$ha

The track, which duo wrote and recorded during their North American tour last May and June, was released on October 7, 2013 as the lead single from Pitbull’s second EP, Meltdown.

“Timber” has topped the charts in 10 countries including Sweden, Canada, Norway, Scotland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria and Germany and has peaked at No. 1 on the Hot 100. And the catchy song’s official music video, complete with donkeys, roosters and sexy line dancers, has registered more than 54.5 million views on VEVO.

It’s Pitbull’s latest dance-chart-topper…

His other dance hits include his three collaborations with Jennifer Lopez, “On The Floor,” “Dance Again” and “Live It Up.” His other No. 1 dance songs include “International Love” with Chris Brown and the remix to Enrique Iglesias’ “I Like How It Feels.”

Meanwhile, Pitbull’s collaboration with Christina Aguilera “Feel This Moment” peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

Mars Among Artists Contributing “Songs for the Philippines”

Count on Bruno Mars to help raise funds for typhoon disaster relief in the Philippines…

The 28-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer, whose mother is Filipina, has contributed his single “Count on Me” to a special compilation album called Songs for the Philippines.

Bruno Mars

Released on iTunes on Monday, November 25, the 39-song set is available for $9.99. It is also available for streaming on iTunes Radio.

Mars and the other artists featured, record companies and music publishers have all agreed to donate all proceeds to the Philippine Red Cross.

Songs for the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, which hit the Philippines earlier this month, has killed, injured and displaced thousands of people in the Southeast Asian country. Officials have struggled to keep up with humanitarian aid demands.

Other Latino artists contributing tracks to the album include Pitbull and Christina Aguilera; Enrique Iglesias, whose mother is Filipina; and Jessica Sanchez, whose mother is Filipina.

The Songs for the Philippines tracklist:

1. The Beatles – “Across the Universe”
2. Bob Dylan – “Shelter From the Storm”
3. Michael Buble – “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You”
4. U2 – “In a Little While”
5. Bruno Mars – “Count on Me”
6. Beyonce Knowles – “I Was Here”
7. Eminem – “Stan” (Live from BBC Radio 1)
8. Cher – “Sirens”
9. Adele – “Make You Feel My Love”
10. Katy Perry – “Unconditionally” (Johnson Somerset Remix)
11. One Direction – “Best Song Ever”
12. Fun. – “Carry On”
13. Lady GaGa – “Born This Way” (The Country Road version)
14. Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
15. Justin Bieber – “I Would”
16. Alicia Keys- “New Day”
17. Imagine Dragons – “30 Lives”
18. Madonna – “Like a Prayer”
19. Pink – “Sober”
20. Kylie Minogue – “I Believe in You”
21. Enrique Iglesias – “Hero”
22. Red Hot Chili Peppers- “Factory of Faith”
23. Linkin Park – “Roads Untraveled”
24. Kings Of Leon – “Use Somebody”
25. Muse – “Explorers”
26. Lorde – “The Love Club”
27. Josh Groban – “Brave”
28. Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger”
29. Paolo Nutini – “Simple Things”
30. Ellie Goulding – “I Know You Care”
31. James Blunt – “Carry You Home”
32. Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera – “Feel This Moment”
33. Earth, Wind & Fire – “Sign On”
34. feat Damian Leroy – “Going Out”
35. Sara Bareilles – “Brave”
36. Jessica Sanchez – “Lead Me Home”
37. Lily Allen – “Smile”
38. The Fray – “Love Don’t Die”
39. The Beatles – “Let It Be”

Aguilera Records “We Remain” for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Soundtrack

Christina Aguilera’s musical career us catching fire

The 32-year-old half-Ecuadorian singer and The Voice coach will appear on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.

Christina Aguilera

Aguilera’s track, titled “We Remain,” joins the previously released piano ballad “Atlas,” written and performed by Coldplay, as well as The National‘s “Lean.”

Aguilera made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, telling her more than 9.4 million followers the news: “Love the underlying message of @TheHungerGames. ‘We Remain’ is special new song, its message to my fans & how I connect w/ the movie, alike.”

Aguilera’s last album was 2012’s Lotus and she has been a featured artist on several songs, including Pitbull‘s “Feel This Moment,” released earlier this year.

After taking the fourth cycle of The Voice off, the singer returned to NBC‘s hit singing competition series on September 23.

In Catching Fire, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) adjust to life as Hunger Games victors, until they are thrown back into the arena for the 75th annual Games — the Quarter Quell.

Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci and Woody Harrelson reprise their roles in the second film of the franchise.

Catching Fire hits theaters November 22.

A release date for the accompanying soundtrack, to be distributed by Lionsgate and Republic Records, has not been announced yet.

Anthony to Perform “God Bless America” at MLB All-Star Game

Marc Anthony is preparing for an all-star performance…

The 44-year-old Puerto Rican singer will perform “God Bless America” during the seventh inning of the upcoming MLB All-Star Game, which will take place on July 16 and be broadcast live on Fox.

Marc Anthony

Anthony, whose salsa song “Vivir Mi Vida” has been No. 1 for the eight consecutive weeks on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart, has gained acclaim for performing the national anthem, including a show-stopping performance of the “Star-Spangled Banner at the 2011 NBA Finals.

Meanwhile, Anthony’s “Rain Over Me” co-collaborator Pitbull will also make at appearance at the big game.

The 32-year-old Cuban American rap superstar will warm up the crowd at the Home Run Derby, taking place July 15 and airing on ESPN.

Mr. Worldwide will perform his hits “Don’t Stop the Party” and “Feel This Moment.”

American Idol winner Candace Glover will sing the national anthem before the start of the all-star game.

Lovato Raises Her Teen Choice Award Nomination Count to Six

It appears Demi Lovato is the choice-en one…

The 20-year-old part-Mexican singer/actress and The X Factor judge has pulled ahead of the competition, including her one-time bestie Selena Gomez, with the most Teen Choice Award nominations this year.

Demi Lovato

Lovato, who was tied with Gomez after the first set of nominations were announced in late May, earned three more nods to bring her grand total to six TCA nominations.

Lovato is nominated for Choice TV Personality – Female
 for her work as a beloved The X Factor judge this season, as well as Choice Single: Female Artist
 for her hit single “Heart Attack” and Choice Style Icon.

Meanwhile Bruno Mars’ additional three nods this round bring the part-Puerto Rican singer’s total to five, while Selena Gomez’s additional two awards bring her total to five as well.

Other nominees include Once Upon A Time’s Lana Parrilla, Olympic swimming star Ryan Lochte and Glee’s Lea Michele and Blake Jenner and Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez.

The Teen Choice Awards air from 8 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, on Fox.

Fans of an appropriate age can vote once per category each day at the TCA’s website.

This year’s Teen Choice Awards ceremony will be broadcast live Sunday, August 11 at 8:00 pm ET on Fox.

Here’s a look at the categories with Latino nominees:




Choice Movie Villain
Javier Bardem, “Skyfall”
Adam DeVine, “Pitch Perfect”
Tom Hardy, “The Dark Knight Rises”
Ben Kingsley, “Iron Man 3”
Melissa McCarthy, “Identity Thief”




Choice TV Villain
Carly Chaikin, “Suburgatory”
Joseph Morgan, “The Vampire Diaries”
Lana Parrilla, “Once Upon a Time”
Janel Parrish, “Pretty Little Liars”
Becca Tobin, “Glee”


Choice TV Personality – Female
Erin Andrews, Fox Sports
Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”
Carrie Ann Inaba, “Dancing With The Stars”
Heidi Klum, “America’s Got Talent”
Demi Lovato, “The X Factor”


Choice TV Male Reality Star  
Kevin Jonas, “Married to Jonas”
Ryan Lochte, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?”

Gordon Ramsay, “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Masterchef”
The Robertsons, “Duck Dynasty”
The Wanted, “The Wanted Life”


Choice TV Male Scene Stealer
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Steven R. McQueen, “The Vampire Diaries”
Tahj Mowry, “Baby Daddy”
Chord Overstreet, “Glee”
Rico Rodriguez, “Modern Family”


Choice TV Breakout Star
Stephen Amell, “Arrow”
Melissa Benoist, “Glee”
Blake Jenner, “Glee”
AnnaSophia Robb, “The Carrie Diaries”
Derek Theler, “Baby Daddy”




Choice Single: Female Artist
“Come & Get It,” Selena Gomez
“Cups (Pitch Perfect’s  ‘When I’m Gone’),” Anna Kendrick
“Heart Attack,” Demi Lovato
“I Knew You Were Trouble,” Taylor Swift
“We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus

Choice Single: Male Artist
“Beauty And A Beat,” Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj
“Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke featuring T.I + Pharrell
“Feel This Moment,” Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera
“Locked Out Of Heaven,” Bruno Mars
“Suit & Tie,” Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song
“#Beautiful,” Mariah Carey
 featuring Miguel
“Can’t Hold Us,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton
“Diamonds,” Rihanna
“Next To Me,” Emeli Sandé
“Started From The Bottom,” Drake

Choice Love Song
“Just Give Me A Reason,” P!nk featuring Nate Ruess
“Little Things,” One Direction
“Mirrors,” Justin Timberlake
“Treasure,” Bruno Mars
“The Way,” Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller 

Choice Break-Up Song
“Come and Get It,” Selena Gomez
“DONE.,” The Band Perry
“Stay,” Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift
“When I Was Your Man,” Bruno Mars


Choice Style Icon
Miley Cyrus
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Lea Michele
Emma Watson

Sanchez Performs a Slowed-Down Version of Pitbull & Aguilera’s “Feel This Moment” on DTWS

Move over Christina Aguilera… It looks like Jessica Sanchez is slowing it down to really feel this moment

The 17-year-old half-Mexican American singer and American Idol runner-up made an appearance on Tuesday’s Dancing with the Stars season finale to perform a subdued version of Pitbull and Christina Aguilera’s hit dance single “Feel This Moment.”

Jessica Sanchez on DWTS

Sanchez’s toned down version of the up-tempo track was used as the music for a poignant montage of the DWTS finalists’ best moments on the show this season.

Singing Aguilera’s lyrics, Sanchez went for a more subtle, softer delivery that fit the  heart-tugging montage perfectly.

This year’s Mirror Ball trophy on ABC’s reality dancing competition was awarded to another American Idol alum, Kellie Pickler.

“Oh my God! This is amazing! Oh my God,” Exclaimed Pickler as she held onto her pro dancing partner Derek Hough,

Aguilera Tops Billboard’s Dance Charts with “Let There Be Love”

Christina Aguilera has plenty of reason to do a happy dance this week…

Along with showing off her svelte body during a high-octane performance at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, the 32-year-old half-Ecuadorian singer has landed another No. 1 song on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs chart with “Let There Be Love.”

Christina Aguilera

It’s the second single from her most recent album Lotus to top the chart, following “Your Body,” which reigned in December.

It’s also the eighth Dance/Club Play Songs No. 1 song of Aguilera’s career. Her other chart toppers include “Not Myself Tonight,” “You Lost Me.”

During her Billboard Music Awards performance with Pitbull, they performed their Dance/Electronic Songs No. 1 “Feel This Moment.”

Mars Leads the Pack of All-Star Latino Performers at the Billboard Music Awards

He may not have claimed any trophies, but Bruno Mars still managed to make his mark at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

Bruno Mars

The 27-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, who was nominated for four awards, kicked off the three-hour show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with a high-octane performance.

Mars, dressed to the nines as usual, took the stage to perform his latest single “Treasure.”

But Mars wasn’t the only Latino performer of the night…

Selena Gomez performed her catchy single “Come and Get It” on the show.

The song, the first single off the 20-year-old half-Mexican American singer-actress’ upcoming album recently made its way into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Jennifer Lopez, the night’s best-dressed artist on the red carpet, had the world seeing red…

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress busted a move on stage while performing her latest single “Live It Up” alongside Pitbull during the show.

The song, her third single with the Cuban rap superstar, is already generating serious buzz, especially after the release of the official music video for the track.

Miguel, meantime, made a splash at the Billboard Music Awards when he  landed on top of an unsuspecting audience member while taking the stage.

During his performance of his hit single “Adorn”, the 27-year-old half-Mexican American R&B artist jumped and landed his crotch smack on top of a girl in the crowd. Later, he also appeared to kick another girl in the head after jamming out to his hit.

“got caught up in the moment, thank goodness Khyati is okay” Miguel tweeted after his performance.

Last but certainly not least… Christina Aguilera showed off her slimmer physique f while performing at the awards show.

The 32-year-old half-Ecuadorian singer and returning The Voice coach joined Pitbull on stage to perform their song “Feel This Moment” during the show.

Aguilera and Mr. 305 were later joined by A-ha singer Morten Harket. The duo sample A-ha’s “Take On Me” in their hit single.