Camila Cabello Performs Cumbia-fied Cover of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U”

Camila Cabello is offering the world a cumbia-fied Good (4 U) time…

The 24-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer/actress covered Olivia Rodrigo’s Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single “Good 4 U” during an appearance on BBC‘s Radio 1 Live Lounge, giving the track a major Latin vibe.

Camila Cabello

Just before performing the track, Cabello talked about how much she enjoys Rodrigo’s music, which is why she selected “Good 4 U” as one of the covers for the set.

“[I’m] So excited to perform this. I love that song,” Cabello explained. “I think she’s a really amazing artist and I love so many of the songs that she’s released, so yeah I’m happy to do this song in a new way. We were really inspired by, obviously, Latin music and making it kind of like a cumbia version.”

“I feel like she’s such an incredible vocalist, Cabello continued. “This song was a challenging song to practice. It’s really high and demands a lot of breath, and I was excited to do it because I like her punk rock vibe.”

 

This isn’t the first time that Cabello has gushed over Rodrigo’s talent. In May, the “Havana” singer shared on her Instagram Stories that she was listening to Sour, and wrote a message to Rodrigo.

“This album is truly gorgeous. So honest, so vulnerable! I’m inspired @oliviarodrigo, ” she wrote. “This one [‘Jealousy, Jealousy‘] and ‘Favorite Crime‘ are my favorites.”

In addition to covering “Good 4 U,” Cabello performed her new song, “Don’t Go Yet,” from her upcoming third album, Familia, during her BBC 1 set.

Cardi B Launches Colorful Expansion to Her Reebok Club C Collaboration

Cardi B is in the Reebok club

The 28-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar has reunited with the athletic brand to launch a colorful expansion to their Club C sneaker collaboration.

Cardi B

Cardi’s first-ever apparel collection also includes new lavender, camel, white and black-and-red colorways of the Club C Cardi and the Club C Double.

The “W.A.P.” rapper shared a video to her Instagram Stories, thanking fans for the success of her launch.

Cardi B

“I want to tell you guys that this whole Reebok thing – everybody be hitting me up, my family, my friends. I think the lavender and the black and red one are all gone,” she said in the clip. “There’s a couple of sizes in the white and camel pussy one. I think you can get them in Finish Line or in Foot Locker and everything.”

Cardi B x Reebok

“Thank you guys for all the support, and everybody be hitting me up about the lavender ones!” she continued. “I’m going crazy! Got my family trying to fight me! Like, ‘B—h, why you didn’t put lavender ones for the size of me?’ I can’t control nothing!”

For those still looking to snag an item from the Cardi B x Reebok collaboration, you’re in luck. Items from the launch are still available on Reebok here, Finish Line here and Foot Locker here.

PETA Declares Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty Its Favorite Vegan Makeup Line

Selena Gomez’s pawsitive efforts to push animal rights forward are being recognized.

PETA‘s 15th annual Libby Awards have been announced, with the 28-year-old singer, actress and entrepreneur taking home one of the prizes.

Selena Gomez

Gomez’s cosmetics line Rare Beauty won favorite vegan makeup line for being animal-test-free and cruelty-free as certified by PETA, joining more than 48,000 other companies in the organization’s Global Beauty Without Bunnies database.

Lizzo won favorite vegan cooking videos for whipping up green chile enchiladas with jackfruit with a jackfruit margarita and a Thanksgiving dinner that turned out to be 100% plant-based.

“These compassionate celebrities didn’t let the pandemic stop them from walking the walk when it comes to kindness to animals,” Marta Holmberg, PETA senior director of youth programs, says in a press statement. “PETA is honoring the superstars who are leading by example and proving that helping animals can be as simple as whipping up jackfruit enchiladas or buying a vegan lipstick.”

Lily Collins not only scored her new best friend Redford from an animal shelter during quarantine, but also the honor for most pawsitive quarantine story. And during the early stages of quarantine when every A-lister began binge watching Netflix‘s Tiger KingRiverdale star Madelaine Petsch spoke up on her Instagram Story about how “these animals belong in the wild they aren’t meant to be domesticated and put in cages.” Her declaration took home the award for favorite post for animals.

To find all the winners and more information about the PETA Libby Awards, head to PETA.org.

Selena Gomez Urges Facebook to Stop the Spread of “Hate, Misinformation, Racism and Bigotry”

Selena Gomez is going straight to the source in the fight against online misinformation and hate speech…

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress shared on Instagram Stories a direct message to Facebook leaders Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, calling them out for their lack of accountability.

Selena Gomez

Gomez, who has 193 million followers on Instagram (owned by Facebook) and tops 77 million on Facebook itself, asked Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder and CEO, and Sandberg, its chief operating officer, to start talking about misinformation and hate speech.

Gomez didn’t specify what information she classified as belonging to those categories, but called on Zuckerberg and Sandberg to shut down individuals and groups promoting it.

“Facebook and Instagram are being used to spread hate, misinformation, racism, and bigotry,” she wrote, days after a significant push by stars like Rosario Dawson, Kim Kardashian, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Ruffalo, Dwyane Wade and Katy Perry promoted #StopHateforProfit by blacking out their social media activities.

“I am calling you both to HELP STOP THIS. Please shut down groups and users focused on spreading hate speech violence and misinformation. Our future depends on it.”

Gomez also pointed to the national election in her message. She’s a co-chair of “When We All Vote,” a claimed nonpartisan organization that encourages voter participation. Michelle Obama, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Shonda Rhimes are among its leaders.

“We cannot afford to have misinformation about voting,” Gomez said in her message. “There has to be fact-checking and accountability. Hope to hear back from you ASAP.”

Facebook has not yet publicly responded to Gomez.

Bad Bunny Becomes First Latino to Achieve No. 1 Album Debut on Apple Music

Bad Bunny’s making Apple Musichistory…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer’s Los Que No Iban a Salir is currently the No.1 album on Apple Music, making Bad Bunny the first Latino artist to achieve a No.1 debut on Apple’s All-Genre charts.   

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny posted the news to his Instagram Stories on Monday. 

The 10-track collection arrived as a massive surprise on Sunday, even though he’d revealed bits and pieces of the record during his epic IG live performance the night of May 2.

Bad Bunny’s ahead of Kehlani’s It Was Good Until it Wasn’tLittle Richard hits comp that’s soaring in the wake of the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer’s passing, as well as the solo debut of Paramore’s Hayley Williams.

Only two of the cutting-floor tracks on the album, “Bad Con Nicky” and “Pa’ Romperla” (with Don Omar) have landed in the top 200 songs on Apple Music’s top songs chart, though. That means that Bad Bunny fans are listening to his album of resurrected gems from start to finish—over and over again.

Karol G Makes Late-Night Debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” with “Tusa” Performance

Karol Gis ready to take American by storm…

The 28-year-old Colombian singer officially made her late-night television debut last Friday night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Karol G

After announcing her career milestone and documenting the journey on her Instagram stories, Karol G took the stage, delighting the audience with a performance of her recent chart-topping single “Tusa,” featuring Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj didn’t appear on the show, but that didn’t stop Karol G from delivering a knock-out performance with her all-purple outfit, dancers, and set. She also busted a move or two, showing potentional new fans what she’s all about.

After her performance, Fallon rushed on stage to greet Karol G and promote her song. 

“Omg!” Karol G expressed. “Mom, I’m onJimmy Fallon!” 

On Instagram, she later thanked Fallon for the opportunity and “celebrating that my music is breaking language and cultural barriers.”

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“Tusa” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart dated November 23. It’s the first song by a female Latin act to debut at No. 1 in three years since Shakira’s “Chantaje” featuring Maluma opened at No. 1 on chart dated November 19, 2016.

Selena Gomez Shares Behind-the-Scenes Images in Recording Studio

Selena Gomezis makin’ new music…

At least it appears that way after the 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress shared some behind-the-scenes Boomerangs of a recording studio to her Instagram Stories last week.

“Just so you know, I see your comments and I’m working on it,” she captioned one post that featured a black-and-white image of a soundboard. Gomez also posted a shot of herself flashing a peace sign as she sits next to a keyboard.

Gomez was recently featured on Benny Blanco‘s “I Can’t Get Enough,” but she hasn’t released new material of her own since last year’s “Back to You.”

There’s no word yet on what exactly she’s working on in the studio.

Maluma to Take Part in Star Q&A Session During 2018 Billboard Latin Music Week

Maluma is ready for questioning…

The 24-year-old Colombian singer has been confirmed as a Star Q&A participant at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Week, which will officially move to Las Vegas this year.

Maluma

Considered the Latin music world’s biggest gathering of dealmakers, power players and artists, this year’s event will take place at The Venetian in Las Vegas, April 23-26.

The schedule will culminate with the Billboard Latin Music Awards, the longest-running Latin music award show, airing live on Telemundo April 26.

Maluma, a global powerhouse and 10-time finalist for this year’s awards, will be one of the conference’s superstars in attendance, sitting down for an exclusive Star Q&A where he will discuss his exploding international career, his upcoming arena tour and his collaboration with a plethora of artists, from Shakira to Brazilian singer Nego do Borel, with whom he features on his current No. 1 hit “Corazón.”

“It’s an honor to be taking part in this year’s Star Q&A at the most important conference for the Latin music industry,” said Maluma, who kicks off his U.S. arena tour in March.

“Many amazing things happened in the past year and I can’t wait to share with everyone during Latin Music Week.”

In 2017, more than 1,000 attendees witnessed legendary discussions with panelists, J Balvin, Farruko and Nicky Jam among others.

Now in its 29th year, the event, completely committed to the Latin music industry, will feature Q&A sessions and panels including “Superstar Q&As” and marquee sessions like the “Divas Panel” and “How I Wrote that Song,” with top artists, labels, radio, marketing, brand and music executives.

At 24 years old, Maluma is one of Latin music’s biggest acts, boasting 31.2 million Instagram followers and over 13.6 million YouTube/Vevo subscribers. Maluma notched seven top ten hits on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart and currently boasts the No. 1 song on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart, “Corazón.” He was also the No. 1 most-viewed artist on Instagram Stories in 2017.

Registration for the annual event is now open and you can go to BillboardLatinConference.com to sign up with early bird, loyalty and group rates available.