Amazon Acquires Jennifer Lopez-Produced Skydance TV Series “Backwards in Heels”

It’s a moment of heels-ing for Jennifer Lopez.

Amazon has acquired the Skydance TV series Backwards in Heels, produced by the 52-year-old Puerto Rican superstar, off the table.

Jennifer LopezThe series will be written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and follows the aspirational and timeless story about the glamorous women living at the Barbizon Hotel in post-WWII New York City.

Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, and Benny Medina will produce under their Nuyorican Productions. Julie Goldstein is also producing.

The Barbizon Hotel, located at 140 East 63rd St. on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, was for several decades a female-only residential hotel for young women who came to NYC for professional opportunities.

Built in 1927, the 23-story hotel was a blend of Italian Renaissance and late Gothic revival and Islamic decorative elements.

No men were allowed above the ground floor, and strict dress and conduct rules were enforced. Men began to be admitted as guests in 1981.

Famous guests and residents throughout its history included Lauren Bacall, Betty Buckley, Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth and Grace Kelly, among several others.

Lopez was honored with the Icon Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards last week. She recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of her breakout movie Selenain which she played the Tejano legend.

The actress’ recent romantic comedy feature Marry Mwas one of the most viewed movies ever on NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service, approaching 6M accounts. Before the pandemic, her crime caper feature Hustlers ranked as her highest-grossing live-action movie of her career at the domestic B.O. with $105M, and her biggest opening ever with $33M.

Lopez and her Nuyorican Productions are teaming with Skydance and Concord to develop a slate of original projects based on the latter’s catalog of musicals, which includes the works of Broadway icons Rodgers & Hammerstein.

She next is starring and producing the Netflix movies The Mother and Atlas

Jennifer Lopez to Perform at This Year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is preparing for an Iconic performance…

The 52-year-old Puerto Rican superstar will perform on the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will air live from The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 22.

Jennifer LopezLopez, who is set to receive the Icon Award during the program, joins a list of performers that includes Megan Thee StallionJason AldeanJohn LegendCharlie Puth and Måneskin.

The show’s host, LL Cool J, will also perform on the show.

LL Cool J and J.Lo previously collaborated on a pair of big hits – “All I Have” (No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in 2003) and “Control Myself” (No. 4 in 2006) — but there’s no word if they’ll perform together during the show.

The 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air on March 22 from 8:00 – 10:00 pm ET (live) and PT (tape-delayed) on Fox. The event also will be heard on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app.

Now in its ninth year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2021, while also offering a preview of the upcoming hits of 2022.

iHeartRadio listeners have the opportunity to decide winners in nine categories. Fan voting will determine this year’s best fan army, best lyrics, best cover song, best music video, the social star award, favorite tour photographer, TikTok bop of the year and the first-ever TikTok songwriter of the year and best comeback album.

Social voting began on January 27 and will close on March 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT for all categories. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.

Additional categories include label of the year and individual winners for album of the year in nine formats — pop, country, alternative, rock, dance, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and regional Mexican.

For a full list of categories, visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.

Maná to Receive Icon Award at This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards

Maná has officially reached icon status…

The Mexican rock band, considered one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time, will be honored with the Icon Award at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards, according to Billboard and Telemundo.

Mana

The chart-topping and Grammy-winning band will be recognized for “having carved out a career that has not only remained relevant through time but has also made them the most distinguished band in their genre, celebrated globally for achieving both musical and commercial success.”

Comprised of Fher Olvera, Alex González, Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros, Maná will be honored during the awards ceremony set to take place on September 23 live on Telemundo.

Maná will also deliver an exclusive performance of their new single, a remake of the classic “El Reloj Cucú” featuring 12-year-old vocalist Mabel, during the awards show.

Additionally, Maná’s frontman will be joined by Mabel to host the Inside the Soul of the Artist panel, which will honor single mothers and discuss growing up fatherless and the role heartbreak plays in the creative process, at the Billboard Latin Music Week — which returns to Miami September 20-24.

Alejandro Fernández to Receive Icon Award at Latin American Music Awards

Alejandro Fernández has officially reached icon status…

The 49-year-old Mexican singer will receive the Icon Award during the sixth edition of the Latin American Music Awards, Telemundo has announced.

Alejandro Fernandez

With a career that spans more than four decades, the son of regional Mexican legend Vicente Fernández has sold over over 35 million records and has collaborated with artists like Beyoncé, Plácido DomingoChristina Aguilera and Marc Anthony.

Most recently, his Grammy-nominated 2020 album Hecho En México debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums chart becoming the first act to achieve No. 1s on the tally in the 1990s, ‘00s, ‘10s, and ‘20s.

The Icon Award is given to an artist who interprets our life in their songs, forms an important part of Latin America’s history, and is considered a musical hero whose name exceeds all generations, according to statement by Telemundo.

“In addition to his immense contribution to Latin music, his service to those most in need, coupled with his constant support for Latino immigrants in the United States, make him worthy of the Latin AMAs Icon Award.”

The Jalisco-born star will also perform at this year’s Latin AMAs, which will take place on April 15 and will be broadcast live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Fernández joins the previously-announced star-studded lineup that includes Ozuna, Maluma, Banda MS, Camilo, Carlos Vives, Eslabon Armado, Karol G, Los Dos Carnales, José Luis “El Puma” Rodríguez and Piso 21. The ceremony will also include a special tribute to the late regional Mexican singer-songwriter Joan Sebastian.

Following safety protocols to protect the health and safety of all involved, the 2021 awards show will honor some of the most influential Latin artists of today, as voted by fans in 25 categories including pop, urban, tropical, regional Mexican and the newly-added favorite virtual concert.

This year’s top nominees include Karol G and J Balvin with nine nods each, followed by Bad Bunny with eight, Ozuna with seven, and Anuel AA and Camilo with six each.

The 2021 Latin AMAs, hosted by actress Jacqueline Bracamontes, will air at 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, April 15, via Telemundo and will broadcast simultaneously on Universo and throughout the Americas on Telemundo Internacional.

Jennifer Lopez Launching Her Own Skincare Line, JLo Beauty, Next Month

Jennifer Lopez is expanding her empire…

The 51-year-old Puerto Rican superstar is getting reading to launch her upcoming skincare line JLo Beauty.

Jennifer Lopez

“I think I’ve been thinking about it for about 20 years. Everywhere I went, I felt like everybody was always asking me about my skin. And as I got more mature, the questions came more often,” says Lopez. “It was actually very nice, but I realized that it was almost like an obligation. Like I had to put out a skincare line for everybody who was asking.” Simply click here you will get the best dermatologist in Melbourne. Here you will get the answer of the what causes eczema?

JLo Beauty

And she’s telling Vogue about her line’s secret ingredient. Speaking of secret ingredient, maybe its the perfect time to know about polyphenol dark spot diminisher ingredients, a safe and effective ingredient to reduce dark spots.

“My mom used to say that olive oil was the cure-all for everything,” the 2020 Billboard Women in Music Icon Award recipient explained, referring to her JLo Beauty Olive Complex, a blend of squalane, fermented olive oil, extra-virgin olive oil, and olive leaf extract.

Lopez’s eight-piece skincare collection launches on January 1, and includes a cream cleanser, multitasking serum, “wonder cream,” sunscreen, eye cream, masks, complexion booster and a dietary supplement.

“Everyone fought me hardest on the supplements,” Lopez explained of her once-daily capsules. “But skin care doesn’t work without boosting what’s going on inside.”

Cardi B Named Billboard’s “Woman of the Year”

Cardi B is WAP-ping up the year with a bang…

The 28-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar has been named the 2020 Woman of the Year by Billboard.

Cardi B

Cardi B, who continues to thrive with her Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper “WAP,” a brand-new already-sold-out Reebok collection and her political activism, will be presented the award during Billboard‘s Women in Music event on December 10.

The 15th annual event will go virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and will stream live here starting at 8:00 pm ET. The ceremony will be hosted by Teyana Taylor.

Jennifer Lopez will be honored with this year’s prestigious Icon Award for her impact on the music industry and the greater artistic community, joining previous recipients Alanis MorissetteCyndi LauperMary J. BligeShania Twain and Aretha Franklin.

Following the success of her sophomore album, Future NostalgiaDua Lipa will receive the Powerhouse Award, given to an act whose music dominated streaming, sales and radio this year.

Dolly Parton is 2020’s Hitmaker Award recipient. The honor recognizes a songwriter whose compositions have significantly impacted culture.

Chloe x Halle will receive the Rising Star Award, and Jessie Reyez will be honored with the American Express Impact Award.

Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas, the trailblazing minds behind #TheShowMustBePaused movement following the murder of George Floyd, will be honored with the 2020 Executive of the Year Award.

Bad Bunny to Make Debut Performance at This Year’s Billboard Music Awards

Bad Bunny is heading to the BBMAs

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton star is set to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, which will take place on October 14.

Bad-Bunny

Bad Bunny joins Alicia Keys, Luke Combs and Post Malone.

It’ll be Bad Bunny’s first performance at the BBMAs.

Garth Brooks will also be taking the stage as this year’s ICON Award recipient, following in the footsteps of previous awardees Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Cher, Celine Dion and more.

More performers will be announced as the awards show’s big day draws closer.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will air on October 14 at 8:00 pm ET, live from Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre on NBC, with Kelly Clarkson returning for her third year as the evening’s host.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards are produced by dick clark productions, which is owned by MRC Entertainment, the parent company of Billboard.

Ozuna Wins Three Trophies at the Latin American Music Awards

Ozuna is the king of the night at the Latin American Music Awards

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer dominated the night, taking home three Latin AMAs trophies.

Ozuna

Ozuna was named favorite artist – urban, while his Odisea albumwas recognized for album of the year and favorite album – urban.

CNCO tied Ozuna in the total prize count from Thursday night’s show, which broadcast live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Telemundo.

CNCO was named favorite duo or group, favorite artist – pop, and the Latino band took home the favorite album – pop for CNCO.

Bad Bunny won artist of the year and favorite song – urban for his collaboration on “Mayores” with Becky G, who also won as favorite artist – female.

Daddy Yankee was the recipient of the special Icon Awardand earned the award for favorite artist – male. Maluma was honored with the Extraordinary Evolution Award, and Sebastián Yatra won the fan-voted new artist of the year category.

The Latin American Music Awards were hosted by a group of women, including Aracely Arambula, Becky G, Gloria Trevi , Leslie Grace and Roselyn Sanchez.

The ceremony featured performances from Wisin & YandelTrevi, CNCO, Banda MS de Rene Camacho and many more.

Here’s the complete list of winners:`

Artista del Año / Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny

Nuevo Artista del Año / New Artist of the Year
Sebastián Yatra 

Sencillo del Año / Song of the Year
Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”

Álbum del Año / Album of the Year
Ozuna – Odisea

Artista Favorita – Femenina / Favorite Artist – Female
Becky G 

Artista Favorito – Masculino / Favorite Artist – Male
Daddy Yankee

Dúo o Grupo Favorito / Favorite Duo or Group
CNCO

Artista Favorito – Pop / Favorite Artist – Pop
CNCO 

Álbum Favorito – Pop / Favorite Album – Pop
CNCO – CNCO 

Canción Favorita – Pop / Favorite Song – Pop
Carlos Vives & Sebastián Yatra – “Robarte Un Beso 

Artista Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Artist – Regional Mexican
Christian Nodal

Álbum Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Album – Regional Mexican
Christian Nodal – Me Dejé Llevar 

Canción Favorita – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Song – Regional Mexican
Raymix – “Oye Mujer” 

Artista Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Artist – Urban
Ozuna 

Canción Favorita – Urbano / Favorite Song – Urban
Becky G feat. Bad Bunny – “Mayores”

Álbum Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Album – Urban
Ozuna – Odisea

Artista Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Artist – Tropical
Romeo Santos 

Canción Favorita – Tropical / Favorite Song – Tropical
Nacho – “Báilame” 

Álbum Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Album – Tropical
Victor Manuelle – 25/7

Artista Favorito – Crossover / Favorite Crossover Artist
Camila Cabello

Tour Favorito / Favorite Tour
Luis Miguel 

Video Favorito / Favorite Video
Anitta “Medicina”

Jennifer Lopez to Perform at the Billboard Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is ready to Strip down…

The 48-year-old Puerto Rican superstar is set to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo shared the news when she stopped by the TODAY show Wednesday morning amid chatting with Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie about the Met Gala, Season 2 of her show World of Dance, and her new single “El Anillo.”

She quickly took to Twitter following her TODAY appearance to share her excitement.

Lopez premiered “El Anillo” at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 26, where she delivered a show-stopping performance in a goddess-like headdress and bejeweled bodysuit. She last performed on the Billboard Music Awards in 2014, when she also received the Icon Award.

Along with J.Lo, this year’s star-studded roster of BBMAs performers includes Camila CabelloShawn MendesKelly Clarkson (who is also hosting the show), John LegendDua LipaBTS and this year’s Icon Award recipient, Janet Jackson.

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato also just announced that they’ll team up for a performance of their new collaboration “Fall In Line,” which will mark the world premiere of the song.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.

Erika Ender Inducted Into the Latin Song Writers Hall of Fame

She’s the woman behind the song of the summer… And, now Erika Ender has earned her place in Latin music history.

At the fifth annual La Musa Awards gala last week — hosted by Jane the Virgin‘s Jaime Camil – the Panamanian-Brazilian singer/songwriter was inducted into the prestigious Latin Song Writers Hall of Fame, the youngest inductee in the hall’s history.

 Erika Ender

Along with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Ender is co-writer of the biggest hit of the year, “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, which spent 16 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.

Born in Panama to a Brazilian mother and a U.S.-born father of German ancestry, Ender speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish, and moves easily between cultures.

Before “Despacito,” she had written hits for ChayanneGilberto Santa RosaGloria TreviEdnita Nazario and Los Tigres del Norte. She also is a TV personality in Latin America, where she has been a judge for a Latin version of American Idol.

Along with Ender, Ana GabrielRoberto LiviMartin UrietaCarlos Vives and Camilo Sesto were also inducted into hall of fame.

Each was presented at the James L. Knight Center with the coveted hand-crafted trophy, originally inspired by “the muse” of the late Cuban songwriter and poet, Elena Casals.

Additionally, Vives was presented with the Icon Award, while Wisin, the late Julio Jaramillo and “La Bamba” garnered the Victory Award, Legacy Award and Song of All Time, respectively.

Amid a political climate currently riddled with anti-immigrant rhetoric, as well as the devastating aftermaths of hurricanes Irma and Maria throughout the Caribbean, Urieta offered words and sentiments in support of immigrants, while  Nazario performed a brilliant tribute to the island of Puerto Rico.

The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame is dedicated to educating, preserving, honoring and celebrating “the lives and music of the world’s greatest Latin songwriters, composers and lyricists in every genre while developing and inspiring new generations of music creators through master classes, workshops, scholarships and digital initiatives.”