Cardi B isn’t afraid to show her wild side… or her back side.
The 28-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar has joined voices with former Fifth Harmony member Normani for the bold new single “Wild Side” and its equally cheeky music video.
Normaniand Cardi B leave nothing to the imagination in their brief, but sizzling scenes together in the Tanu Muino-directed clip.
Normani and her dancers go through various scene changes before a nude Cardi B makes her appearance, and you better believe things get steamy.
“Look, dímelo, turn me ’round/ Treat me like a watch, bust me down/ On the kitchen floor, right on that towel/ It’s my d— and I want it now, ow/ Tell me how you want it/ Put me on my back or my stomach/ Baby, let me blow it like a trumpet/ I can do it all, I can prolly suck a watermelon through a straw,” Cardi raps while hugging a chain in the raw.
No sooner, a naked Normani slides in and the two women embrace in nothing but long wigs covering their exposed bodies on a green, fountain-like set that lets loose a shower of water on them as the setting shifts one other time.
“I had already been in rehearsal for about three weeks preparing for the video when Cardi heard the record for the first time,” Normani said in a statement. “She really showed up for me and brought this record to life by simply doing what Cardi does best. I love that woman down and I’m forever grateful.”
The exciting collab comes nearly one year after Normani appeared in the music video for Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion‘s Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “WAP.”
The 28-year-old half-Dominican America rap superstar has joined voices with Normanifor the surprise new single, “Wild Side.”
The artists announced the track on Wednesday, revealing in a series of tweets that their collaboration will drop on Friday morning (July 16).
They also unwrapped the single’s very revealing cover art, which finds both women reclining on a giant pearly shell in the nude with just their long flowing hair covering them up.
A video for the track will also be released.
When Cardi B found out the pair were trending after the release of the news, the “Up” rapper made a prophetic promise: “The world is ready for Normani supremacy!!!!”
Normani, who is still working away on her anticipated debut solo album, was clearly excited about the superstar summit, posting a pair of teary-eyed emoji after a fan offered up a cute tweet with throwback photos of “baby Normani” and “Baby Cardi.”
She also re-tweeted an old video of Cardi B giving the former Fifth Harmony singer props, throwing up a string of heart emoji and one more welling-up-with-tears one for good measure to show appreciation for Cardi’s longtime support. Cardi was just as excited, reacting to Normani’s reaction to watching their “Wild” video again — in which Normani humbly tweeted, “sis what the actual f—” — by tweeting, “Ommmmgggg I’m nervous!!!!! But then again I’m not YOU DID THAT!!!!!!! I hope and you better be proud of yourself!!”
To date, Normani has released five singles, including “Motivation,” the Sam Smith duet “Dancing With a Stranger” and the Khalid collaboration “Love Lies,” but has not yet announced the release date for her first solo full-length.
Spotify has launched its “Billions Club” playlist to highlight the music of the members of its Billion Streams Club, including two of the 36-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter’s most iconic singles.
According to Spotify, the new playlist — which currently features more than 150 songs — highlights the megahits that have surpassed the one billion streams mark. Included on the new playlist are J Balvin’s “Mi Gente” with Willy William and his collaboration with Cardi B and Bad Bunny, “I Like It.”
In all Cardi B has three singles on the playlist. Along with “I Like It,” the other singles are “Girls Like You” with Maroon 5, and “Taki Taki,” her collaboration with Selena Gomez, Ozuna and DJ Snake.
Selena Gomez has three singles. Along with “Taki Taki,” her other singles on the playlist include “We Don’t Talk Anymore” with Charlie Puth, and “It Ain’t Me” with Kygo.
Bruno Mars has three singles on the playlist “That’s What I Like” and “Just the Way You Are,” as well as “Uptown Funk” with Mark Ronson.
Other Latin artists appearing on the playlist include Karol G, Danny Ocean, Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello and Luis Fonsi.
“Spotify has long celebrated artist milestones and we wanted to find a unique way to honor the artists and songs fans can’t stop listening to,” Ashley Graver, Global Head of Creative Artist Partnerships, tells Billboard. “The Billions Club playlist is a natural evolution of the plaques you have seen from multiple artists, and we are excited to give fans a one-stop destination to enjoy some of the most streamed songs in the world.”
Also in celebration of the newly rounded up collection of songs, Spotify created a video sharing how various artists have reveled when learning of the milestone and receiving their One Billion Streams plaque from the streamer.
Prior to the launch of the “Billions Club” playlist, some artists have marked hitting the billion streams achievement by doing more than just showing off their shiny new plaques on social media. Several have literally eaten off the platter-shaped badge of honor: Halsey dug into some Cheetos and candy, Joe Jonas dined on some McDonald’s, and Quavo ate some scrambled eggs and waffles with plenty of syrup, for example. (See Billboard’s gallery.)
Spotify has been busy this year launching new features beyond the just announced “Billions Club” playlist.
In April, the streaming service started adding some livestream events to artist pages, and in late May, partnered with Driift for tickets to a virtual concert series.
Cardi B, “I Like It,” featuring Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Cardi B, “Girls Like Me,” with Maroon 5
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”
Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk,” with Mark Ronson
Fifth Harmony, “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Karol G, “Tusa,” featuring Nicki Minaj
Selena Gomez, “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” with Charlie Puth
Selena Gomez, “Taki Taki,” with DJ Snake, Cardi B & Ozuna
Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me,” with Kygo
Camila Cabello, “Senorita,” with Shawn Mendes
Camila Cabello, “Havana,” featuring Young Thug
Luis Fonsi, “Despacito – Remix,” with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber
Luis Fonsi, “Despacity,” with Daddy Yankee
J Balvin, “Mi Gente,” with Willy William
Danny Ocean, “Me Rehuso”
Ally Brooke is gearing up for the Premios Juventud…
Univisionhas unveiled the second wave of talent confirmed to perform at this year’s Premios Juventudawards show, with the 27-year-old Mexican American singer and former Fifth Harmony making the list.
Ally Brooke, who finished in third place on the last installment of Dancing With the Stars, recently released the Spanish single “500 Veces,” featuring Messiah. No word if she’ll perform that song.
In addition to Ally Brooke, the star-studded lineup includesJ Balvin, Natanael Cano, Pedro Capo,CNCO, Karol G, Kany Garcia, Greeicy, Mau & Ricky, Ozuna, Rafa Pabon, Pitbull, Alex Rose, Sebastian Yatra, Caly y El Dandee, Danna Paola, The Wailersand Zion & Lennox, who will bless fans with a special musical number from Puerto Rico in celebration of their 20th anniversary.
They join previously announced performers Anuel AA, Rauw Alejandro,Neto Bernal, Camilo, Natti Natasha, Gloria Trevi, Manuel Turizo and Jay Wheeler.
In a first ever, PJ-only version, The Wailers will be joined on stage by Cedellaand Skip Marley,Pedro Capo, Rauw Alejandro, Camiloand Kany Garcia to send a message of love, justice and inclusion.
Pitbull will surprise fans with his first ever television performance of his single “I Believe That We will Win.”
The program will feature artists performing at the venue, a virtual audience, and an innovative integration of the latest state-of-the-art, augmented and virtual reality technologies for award presentations, intros and musical performances.
Claudia Brant’s music will have a broader audience…
The 51-year-old Argentine singer-songwriter has signed a global publishing administration agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Brant, whose credits include Luis Fonsi’s “No me doy por vencido” and Ricky Martin’s “Lo mejor de mi vida eres tu,” is one of a few prominent female songwriters in Latin music.
She returns to Sony/ATV after a stint at Universal Music Publishing Group.
“With over two thousand songs recorded, multiple awards, and 30 years of my life dedicated to songwriting, it’s clear to me now that Sony/ATV is where I belong,” said Brant in a statement. “It is my honor to be a part of this publishing powerhouse where songwriters are not only heard and understood but respected and taken care of. I am looking forward to getting back to work with my friend Jorge Mejia, whose hard work and dedication has greatly impacted my career. Moreover, I am thrilled to find new opportunities for my music under the guidance of the amazing Jon Platt and his team, both in the United States as well as internationally. I’m so glad to finally be back home.”
Brant has songwriting credits with many of Latin music’s biggest stars and beyond, including Camila Cabello, Fifth Harmony, Reik, Il Volo and CNCO.
Her deal with Sony/ATV encompasses her prior catalog with the publisher.
Most recently, she created “Canción de Autor Oficial,” a non-profit whose aim is to promote songwriters’ craft and rights. The organization teamed up with MusiCares for a live event concert series to raise money for the COVID-19 relief fund.
Jorge Mejia, Sony/ATV president and CEO for Latin America and US Latin said in a statement: “I have known and worked with Claudia for years, and I couldn’t admire her more for the uncommon dedication, commitment, and respect she brings to her craft. She is the consummate songwriter (not to mention mother, artist, songwriter advocate, the list goes on). Sony/ATV is lucky to be able to welcome her back home.”
The 23-year-old Mexican and Cuban singer has mashed up three singles from her latest album, Romance, in a special medley recorded for the next installment of her virtual “Priceless Experiences at Home” concert series.
The new episode of Cabello’s series will be released on Wednesday, July 15.
“They say he likes a good time, my, oh my,” Cabello begins in the first verse of the piano-accompanied medley. The former Fifth Harmony member shared a preview of her performance on Instagram, commenting, ‘This might be my favorite one!”
The track transitions over to a solo of her chart-topping Shawn Mendes collaboration “Señorita” before building up to “Liar” with several layers of vocal takes from Cabello.
Tune in to episode two of her “acoustic jam session” in partnership with Mastercard on YouTube at 5:00 pm ET on July 15.
This year’s Juno Awards have been virtually doled out, with the 23-year-old Cuban & Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member winning one of the top honors.
Cabello’s chart-topping and Grammy-nominated single with Shawn Mendes, “Señorita,” was named Single of the Year, earning her a first-everJuno Award.
Jessie Reyez has picked up the second Juno Award of her career…
The 29-year-old Colombian singer, who was born in Toronto, won the award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year for “Feel It Too,” her collaboration with Tory Lanez and Puerto Rican singer Tainy, his first Juno Award.
Reyez previously won the Breakthrough Artist prize in 2018.
The JUNOS are presented annually to Canadian and international musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music. The Juno Awards are often referred to as Canada’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards.
Here’s the complete list of Juno Award winners:
Juno Fan Choice Avril Lavigne
Single of the Year “Senorita,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
International Album of the Year When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish
Album of the Year The Pains of Growing, Alessia Cara
Artist of the Year Shawn Mendes
Group of the Year Loud Luxury
Breakthrough Artist of the Year Lennon Stella
Breakthrough Group of the Year Neon Dreams
Songwriter of the Year Alessia Cara
Country Album of the Year Meghan Patrick, Wild as Me
Adult Alternative Album of the Year A Blemish in the Great Light, Half Moon Run
Alternative Album of the Year Morbid Stuff, Pup
Pop Album of the Year The Pains of Growing, Alessia Cara
Rock Album of the Year A War on Everything, The Glorious Sons
Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Stay Tuned!, Dominique Fils-Aime
Jazz Album of the Year: Solo Migrations, Jacques Kuba Seguin
Jazz Album of the Year: Group Abundance, Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop
Instrumental Album of the Year Inscape, Alexandra Streliski
Francophone Album of the Year La Nuit Est Une Panthere, Les Louanges
Children’s Album of the Year Greatest Hits, Vol. 4, Big Block Singsong
Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber detach, Angela Schwarzkopf
Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble The John Adams Album
Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach & Schutz: Motets, Ottawa Bach Choir Conducted by Lisette Canton
Classical Composition of the Year Evta, Ana Sokolovic
Rap Recording of the Year “Freaky,” Tory Lanez
Dance Recording of the Year “Love Me,” Felix Cartal and Lights
R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Feel It Too, Jessie Reyez, Tory Lanez & Tainy
Reggae Recording of the Year The Warning Track, Lyndon John X
Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year Stories From a Downtown Apartment, Celeigh Cardinal
Contemporary Roots Album of the Year Mohawk, Lee Harvey Osmond
Traditional Roots Album of the Year Sugar & Joy, The Dead South
Blues Album of the Year Mad Love, Dawn Tyler Watson
Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year The Advent of Christmas, Matt Maher
World Music Album of the Year Barokan, Djely Tapa
Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Ben Kaplan
Recording Engineer of the Year John ‘Beetle’ Bailey
Album Artwork of the Year Selections From Cuphead
Music Video of the Year “Little Star,” Sarah Legault and Iskwe
Electronic Album of the Year Beyond the Senses, Rezz
Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year Play to Win, Striker
Adult Contemporary Album of the Year Shine a Light, Bryan Adams
Comedy Album of the Year Lil Bit of Buddle, Sophie Buddle
Camila Cabello is stripping things down for her birthday…
The Cuban and Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member, who turned 23 on Tuesday, March 3, shared an adorable baby pic of herself on Instagram, wearing nothing but a blanket wrapped around her head.
“I’m 23 in a few hours so I’m posting my first internet nude,” she joked in the caption.
Cabello will most likely spend her birthday as a Disney princess in the magical English countryside, where she’s been preparing for and filming her lead role in the upcoming Cinderella movie.
The 30-year-old Puerto Rican hit-making producer and songwriter captures the essence of the reggaetón he was raised on “Nada,” the just-released single off his forthcoming debut solo EP The Kids That Grew Up On Reggaeton: Neon Tapes.
Featuring Lauren Jaureguiand C. Tangana, “Nada” crosses language and genre barriers with Jauregui’s soulful pop vocals filtering Spanish and English lyrics and C. Tangana’s electronically-tinged trap verses.
The song has a sexual flare to it, as both singers reject the notion of marriage but bemoan that they’re giving each other “nada” or nothing with their undefined yet playful relationship.
The Elliot Muscat/The Garden-directed music video is set in Miami, Fla. where Tainy launched his NEON16 studio, showing the city’s raw, yet vibrant landscapes from green palm trees cascading over a vintage red Mercedes Benz that the former Fifth Harmony member rests on to turquoise-colored houses where Tainy kicks back with the guys.
The Kids That Grew Up On Reggaeton: Neon Tapes marks Tainy’s first solo venture after working with the likes of Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Anuel AA, Ozuna and more Latin popstars in his accelerating successful career, spanning 47 Hot Latin Songs entries and a No. 1 producer ranking last year on Billboard‘s Latin Producers chart (dated July 20).
“Nada” marks a pivotal cross-cultural moment in Tainy’s reggaetón speciality, democratizing the Latin urban genre for both mainstream American and Latin artists. “You can’t go too drastic when you’re creating records for the Latin market; it’s about expanding what their ear is used to,” Tainy told Billboardin an interview last month. “The American market has more liberty. Hearing the essence of reggaetón from [his production team] Luny Tunes, but listening to different chords from The Neptunes or how big and full Timbaland‘s percussion sounds [are] and adding those pop and electronic elements [influences my work].”
The 27-year-old Mexican American actress/singer has been nominated for a 2020 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.
Gomez, an 11-time KCA winner, is nominated for Favorite Female Artist. It’s her seventh nomination in a row in the category, which she won in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Camila Cabellohas picked up a nod in the Favorite Music Collaborationcategory for her chart-topping track with Shawn Mendes, “Señorita.”
It’s the third KCA nomination for the 22-year-old Mexican and Cuban singer, the Favorite Breakout Artistwinner in 2018, as a solo artist. As a member of Fifth Harmony, Cabello won five Kids’ Choice Awards.
Rosaliahas picked up her first KCA nod. The 26-year-old Spanish Grammy-winning singer is nominated in the Favorite Global Music Star, representing Europe. J Balvin, a two-time KCA winner, is nominated in the same category, representing Latin America.
Abraham Rodriguez has earned his first KCA nod.
The 20-year-old Latino actor is nominated in the Favorite Male TV Starcategory for his role as Nate Silva/Gold Ranger on Power Rangers Beast Morphers.
Chance the Rapper has will host the awards, which honor kids’ favorite stars across film, television, music, sports and more.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on Nickelodeon on Sunday, March 22 at 7:30 pm ET/PT from the Forum in Inglewood, CA.
Here’s the full list of nominees.
FAVORITE KIDS TV SHOW A Series of Unfortunate Events All That BUNK’D Henry Danger Power Rangers Beast Morphers Raven’s Home
FAVORITE FAMILY TV SHOW Fuller House Modern Family Stranger Things The Big Bang Theory The Flash Young Sheldon
FAVORITE REALITY SHOW America’s Got Talent American Ninja Warrior America’s Funniest Home Videos MasterChef Junior The Masked Singer The Voice
FAVORITE TV HOST Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games) John Cena (Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader) Nick Cannon (The Masked Singer) Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) Terry Crews (America’s Got Talent) Tiffany Haddish (Kids Say the Darndest Things)
FAVORITE ANIMATED SERIES ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks SpongeBob SquarePants Teen Titans Go! The Amazing World of Gumball The Loud House The Simpsons
FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House) Ella Anderson (Piper Hart, Henry Danger) Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things) Peyton List (Emma Ross, BUNK’D) Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter, Raven’s Home) Riele Downs (Charlotte Page, Henry Danger)
FAVORITE MALE TV STAR Abraham Rodriguez (Nate Silva / Gold Ranger, Power Rangers Beast Morphers) Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair, Stranger Things) Jace Norman (Henry Hart / Kid Danger, Henry Danger) Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory) Joshua Bassett (Ricky, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) Karan Brar (Ravi Ross, BUNK’D)
FAVORITE MOVIE Aladdin Avengers: Endgame Captain Marvel Jumanji: The Next Level Spider-Man: Far From Home Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS Angelina Jolie (Maleficent, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil) Brie Larson (Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel; Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame) Dove Cameron (Mal, Descendants 3) Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Avengers: Endgame) Taylor Swift (Bombalurina, Cats) Zendaya (MJ, Spider-Man: Far From Home)
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR Chris Evans (Steve Rogers / Captain America, Avengers: Endgame) Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers: Endgame; Agent H, Men In Black: International) Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw; Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: The Next Level) Kevin Hart (Franklin ‘Mouse’ Finbar, Jumanji: The Next Level) Tom Holland (Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home) Will Smith (Genie, Aladdin)
FAVORITE SUPERHERO Brie Larson (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel; Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame) Chris Evans (Captain America, Avengers: Endgame) Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers: Endgame) Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Avengers: Endgame) Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow, Avengers: Endgame) Tom Holland (Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home; Spider-Man, Avengers: Endgame)
FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE Frozen 2 The Angry Birds Movie 2 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part The Lion King The Secret Life of Pets 2 Toy Story 4
FAVORITE FEMALE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE Beyoncé (Nala, The Lion King) Idina Menzel (Elsa, Frozen 2) Kristen Bell (Anna, Frozen 2) Tiffany Haddish (Daisy, The Secret Life of Pets 2; Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part)
FAVORITE MALE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE Chris Pratt (Emmet Brickowski / Rex Dangervest, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part) Josh Gad (Olaf, Frozen 2) Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets 2) Tom Hanks (Woody, Toy Story 4)
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST Ariana Grande Beyoncé Billie Eilish Katy Perry Selena Gomez Taylor Swift
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST Ed Sheeran Justin Bieber Lil Nas X Marshmello Post Malone Shawn Mendes
FAVORITE MUSIC GROUP BTS Fall Out Boy Jonas Brothers Maroon 5 Panic! At The Disco The Chainsmokers
FAVORITE SONG “7 rings”- Ariana Grande “bad guy”- Billie Eilish “Memories”- Maroon 5 “Old Town Road”- Lil Nas X “Sucker”- Jonas Brothers “You Need To Calm Down”- Taylor Swift
FAVORITE MUSIC COLLABORATION “10,000 Hours”- Justin Bieber & Dan + Shay “I Don’t Care”- Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber “ME!”- Taylor Swift, featuring Brendon Urie “Old Town Road (Remix)”- Lil Nas X, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus “Señorita”- Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Sunflower”- Post Malone & Swae Lee
FAVORITE BREAKOUT NEW ARTIST City Girls DaBaby Lewis Capaldi Lil Nas X Lizzo Megan Thee Stallion
FAVORITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR BTS (Asia) Dua Lipa (UK) J Balvin (Latin America) Rosalía (Europe) Sho Madjozi (Africa) Taylor Swift (North America) Tones and I (Australia)
FAVORITE MALE SOCIAL STAR Coyote Peterson David Dobrik Dolan Twins Dude Perfect MrBeast Ryan’s World
FAVORITE FEMALE SOCIAL STAR Annie LeBlanc Emma Chamberlain Lilly Singh Liza Koshy Miranda Sings Merrell Twins