Anahi & Her RBD Group Mates Sign with Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Anahi and her RBD group mates are getting creative

The Mexican pop group, featuring the 39-year-old Mexican actress and singer, has signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for worldwide representation in all areas.

RBDSpecifically, the L.A.-based agency will represent the band — now comprised of Anahí, Christian ChavezDulce MaríaChristopher von Uckermann and Maite Perroni — in areas such as acting, brand consulting, touring, podcasting and fashion/beauty.

News of the signing follows RBD’s highly-anticipated announcement of a reunion that includes a 26-date global Soy Rebelde Tour with stops in Mexico, the U.S. and Brazil.

The stint will mark the group’s first time taking the stage together since disbanding in December 2008 after their last show in Madrid.

The Live Nation-produced trek will kick off in El Paso, Texas, at the Sun Bowl Stadium on August 25 and will make stops in key U.S. cities like Chicago, New York, Miami and Los Angeles.

When RBD last toured, in total it grossed $72.5 million and sold over 1.5 million tickets, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

“It’s a new era that makes us really excited and it’s a new opportunity to share the stage once again and feel a unique energy,” Perroni previously told Billboard. “There’re cycles in life and each one of us had to focus on our careers as actors and musicians and that meant we had to give those projects time, energy and a lot of dedication. It also allowed each one of us to grow professionally and personally. Now, the time [for the reunion] is perfect because we’re now more conscious, more mature, we’ll enjoy it from a different perspective now as adults.”

According to CAA, the group will also release new music in the spring.

On the Billboard charts, RBD has a total of seven entries on the Billboard 200 chart including RebeldeCelestial and Nuestro Amor, and eight entries on Top Latin Albums with six hitting the top 10. On Hot Latin Songs, the band has 10 total entries and out of those, five hit top 10.

RBD is managed by Guillermo Rosas, who’s also executive producing the Soy Rebelde Tour.

Nanpa Básico Signs Management Deal with T6H Entertainment

Nanpa Básico has new management…

The 29-year-old Colombian rapper has signed a management deal with T6H Entertainment.

Nanpa BásicoThe new deal is a partnership between Nanpa’s manager Jorge Jimenez – who’s been managing him for the past two years — and Guillermo Rosas, T6H Entertainment’s founder, to create a “real” strategic alliance and catapult Nanpa to international success.

“Nanpa is not only a great artist, but a movement that trespasses frontiers,” says Rosas, who’s agency’s roster includes other artists such as Esteman and Leon Leidan, among others. “To be part of his management [team] in this transcendental path is very exciting.”

“Guillermo Rosas is a great human being and he is a person that I greatly admire,” adds Jimenez. “He had many achievements in the industry but he is also a person who thinks in an innovative way and for me partnering with him is the perfect alliance to develop an artist who has the ability to be a global artist.”

News of the signing comes on the heels of Nanpa’s upcoming new single, “Lejos De Ti,” in collaboration with Mexican singer-songwriter Gera MX. The single serves as a preview of the Colombian artist’s new album.

With more than three million monthly listeners on Spotify, Nanpa is a singer-songwriter who is among the new generation of Latin hip-hop artists. His influences derive from genres such as rap and reggae and is known for his hard-hitting and poignant lyrics on street culture and social issues.

“It gives me enormous happiness to find such a great businessman and such an incredible human being,” Nanpa says. “I feel Jorge and I reached our own limits and it is part of growth to understand that we need other people who have the global presence and experience. And Guillermo is for me the perfect partner for this.”

Nanpa is set to release his new album in September and will hit the road this Fall with a tour set to visit the U.S., Mexico and other countries in Latin America.

Trevi to Attend “Gloria” Debut Screening at SXSW…

Gloria Trevi is embracing her story

The 47-year-old Mexican pop-rock singer-songwriter, known as “the Mexican Madonna,” will walk the red carpet at the premiere of Gloria, a new biopic that follows her rise to fame and the circumstances that led to a stint in a Brazilian maximum security prison on charges of kidnapping and sex abuse of young women.

Gloria Trevi

The film, which makes its U.S. debut at the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) in Austin this week, is set to have its theatrical release in June.

“We are glad that we have been able to close this chapter with Gloria Trevi,” said Gloria producers Matthias Ehrenberg and Ricardo Kleinbaum. “It has been our intention that she become part of this great movie since the beginning. We are absolutely sure that audiences will enjoy the movie, which has great performances and an incredible reconstruction of the singles that made her famous.”

Trevi had originally supported the Mexican production but then backed out of involvement with the film, which her representatives began referring to as an unauthorized biopic.

“I did not want to be part of it,” Trevi told Billboard in October for a feature story on the outspoken, multi-million-album-selling singer. “Especially when they were asking people like my ex-manager about my life.”

She said she objected to the filmmakers’ interest in the more salacious elements of her much-publicized past, particularly focusing on her relationship with her then-manager/boyfriend, Sergio Andrade, with whom she was accused of leading a sex cult for minors. Trevi was acquitted by a Mexican court after almost five years in jail for lack of evidence.

“The story of my life is not just about this scandal,” she said. “It’s also about a girl who had dreams.”

Trevi eventually patched things up with the film’s producers, Pelo Suelto Mexico. She has recouped the rights to her life story from the producers, who owned them, according to her manager, Guillermo Rosas.

“We are pleased to have resolved our differences with the producers of the film,” Rosas said in a statement. “Things got off to a rocky start, due to a conflict with a third party, which will remain in the hands of our legal team, but there are no more conflicts with the producers at Pelo Suelto.”

Gloria, written by award-winning Mexican journalist-playwright Sabina Berman, does not shy away from the scandal that made Trevi even more famous than her music.

“People make comments, and even if they apologize later, they’ve done harm,” she previously told Billboard. “It’s like confetti — you’ll never be able to pick up all the confetti.”

“With differences now settled with the producers and myself, I can give my support to this Mexican production,” Trevi said through her publicist. “Ultimately [it] has a positive message: One’s life can unravel, but you can start over and fill it with beautiful things and glory!!”