Barca Femeni Star Jennifer Hermoso Heading to Mexico’s Pachuca

Jennifer Hermoso is headed to Mexico…

Mexican club Pachuca have completed the signing of the 32-year-old Spanish professional soccer player and the 2021 FIFA’s The Best runner-up on a free transfer as she announced her departure from Barcelona.

Jennifer HermosoHermoso, who is Barca Femeni‘s all-time leading scorer with 174 goals, announced she is making the switch to Pachuca after turning down a contract extension at the Camp Nou.

“To have won everything with this jersey is something that I will take with me forever,” Hermoso said in a message posted to Instagram.

“To play in a sold-out stadium, to celebrate a goal at the Camp Nou and to lift high up our first Champions [League]… Now is time for a new adventure that fills me and that make me feel truly valued.”

Hermoso, who has scored a record 45 goals in 91 appearances for Spain, has been ruled out for Euro 2022 after sustaining ligament damage in her right knee and is expected to miss the start of the Liga MX Femenil season, which kicks off on July 12.

Hermoso has won seven league titles during her 18-year career, including five at Barca, who she initially played for between 2013 to 2017 and rejoined in 2019 from Atletico Madrid.

Hermoso was also a crucial part of Barca Femeni’s first European title when they won the Women’s Champions League in 2021.

She has also had spells at Paris Saint-Germain, Rayo Vallecano and Tyreso FF.

Camilo Teams Up with Alejandro Sanz for Heartwarming Single “NASA”

Camilo has teamed up with his idol…

The 28-year-old Colombian singer, musician and songwriter has joined voices with Alejandro Sanz on the heartwarming new single “NASA.”

Camilo, Alejandro Sanz, NASA,Marking their first collaborative effort, the track fuses a mid-tempo ballad with flamenco flairs and classical instrumentation.

Its lyrics are vulnerable and honest, from a person’s point of view who admits they are wrong and is asking for forgiveness.

“I have admired you for years,” Camilo told the Spanish singer in an Instagram video. “I honestly feel in my heart that a cycle has closed. This for me and my family is a dream come true. I’m telling you this not as an artist, but as Camilo.”

Camilo even stamped his admiration by showing Sanz a video of when he was 13 years old and performed his songs “Corazon Partio” and “Cuando Nadie Me Ve” in Factor XS.

The new collaboration follows Camilo’s feel-good cumbia villera “Pegao.”

 

Anahi Performs RBD Single “Salvame” During Karol G’s Mexico City Concert

Karol G has found her saving grace… Anahi.

During her Bichota Reloaded tour stop in Mexico City, the 31-year-old Colombian singer brought out the 39-year-old Mexican actress, singer and former Rebelde star as her special guest.

Anahi, Karol G,The two powerhouse singers joined voices for an emotional performance of RBD’s 2004 hit “Salvame,” marking the first time Anahi has performed live in 11 years.

On stage, the two artists even rocked pink cowboy hats resembling the one Anahi wore in the song’s official music video.

“It was incredible to see how despite many years of absence you still shine with such intensity,” Karol G, who’s a big RBD fan, expressed on Instagram. “Eleven years off stage, 11 years of invitations that you rejected because you had other ideals and you accepted mine. You accepted me and I felt great and special.”

She continued: “Seeing you again before the world, in the midst of tears and so many emotions, only confirmed that although for years they have been beautiful memories, the feelings of an entire generation are still alive, intact … Having you there not only made me happy but it made millions of us happy. You and I forever.”

In December 2020, Anahi and her former RBD bandmates Maite Perroni, Christian Chávez and Christopher Von Uckermann came together for a virtual reunion event called “Ser o Parecer.” However, her last time in concert was in 2011 with her Go Any Go tour.

“I cannot express in words what you gave me; a moment that I will carry in my soul forever!” the singer commented on Karol’s post. “You are so great and so unique that you gave me the honor of sharing your stage, your audience! All your team is so loving they made me feel so special. Your energy is so powerful that it fills the world with light! That’s why you’re in that place because souls like yours deserve the whole world! Infinite thanks! I will never forget this.”

Demi Lovato to Release Eighth Studio Album “Holy Fvck” in August

Demi Lovato is embracing the holy

The 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer has announced plans to release their eighth studio album, Holy Fvck, on August 19, 2022 via Island Records.

Demi LovatoThe upcoming 16-track album will revisit Lovato’s rock and pop-punk roots and deliver a retrospective of their life experiences, according to a press release.

“The process of making this album has been the most fulfilling yet, and I’m grateful to my fans and collaborators for being on this journey with me,” they said in a press statement. “Never have I been more sure of myself and my music, and this record speaks that for itself. To my Lovatics who have been rocking out with me since the beginning and those who are just now coming along for the ride, thank you. This record is for you.”

Lovato also shared a clip on Instagram of the album’s lead single, “Skin of My Teeth,” which will be released this Friday, June 10.

The star is set to perform the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 9.

“I’m alive by the skin of my teeth / I survived but it got harder to breathe / Asking ‘why’ doesn’t make it easier / Go easier on me / Goddamnit I just want to be free,” they sing on the rock-infused chorus in the social media teaser.

Holy Fvck follows Lovato’s 2021 album, Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated April 17, 2021.

Pre-order the album here. 

Sebastian Yatra Teams Up with Flor de Caña for Global Reforestation Campaign

Sebastian Yatra is living one tree at a time…

Following a winter break in Nicaragua, the 27-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter has teamed up with the country’s award-winning rum Flor de Caña.

Sebastian Yatra“I joined @flordecana_es and their global reforestation campaign together with One Tree Planted,” Yatra expressed on Instagram this week, elaborating that the purpose is for a greener future for everyone.

“You can be part of this wonderful cause and be directly responsible for making our world greener, one tree at a time,” he added.

Anitta Partners with Brazil’s ‘Vegan Meats’ Company Future Farm

Anitta is farming new opportunities…

Future Farm, known as Fazenda Futuro in Brazil, has confirmed it has welcomed the 29-year-old Brazilian as a partner.

Anitta, Future Farm

One of the most influential Latinx artists in the world, Anitta has 62 million followers on Instagram and a fortune of almost $100 million, according to Forbes.

No financial details have been released, with Anitta’s investment amount and stake remaining confidential. It has been confirmed that she will not look to hold any role within the company, but will leverage her influencer credentials and cited brand-building expertise to help scale the operation.

“I came to add my experience in management and marketing,” Anitta said in a statement. “We are a company that thinks about the future, the environment, and especially about how people eat.”

With Anitta in place to offer non-formal support, Future Farm states it will be looking to develop new products and expand its distribution network. It is currently available in 30 countries, including the U.S., U.K., and mainland Europe.

Anitta has been following the plant-based sector for a few years and her relationship with Future Farm is not new. She has been aware and a consumer of the food tech’s developments since its infancy and she uses the company’s products as part of her party menus.

“There is a great synergy between Anitta and Future Farm,” Marcos Leta, founder and CEO at Future Farm said in a statement. “She represents much of what we are: a fun, futuristic, different, honest brand, and together we want to show that it is possible to eat what we like more consciously and tastily. We strongly believe that Anitta’s influence will help us democratize the plant-based meat and develop new products and ideas.”

Anitta’s Future Farm partnership is the latest of many such moves. Alongside being a singer, she is recognized as an entrepreneur and experienced businesswoman. Last June, she joined Nubank’s board of directors. The digital bank targets younger demographics, making her a strategic ‘hire’. She is also listed as the head of creativity and innovation for Ambev’s Beats beer.

Future Farm launched in 2019 with a mission to recreate the taste, texture and juiciness of conventional meat products in vegan formats. It now stands as one of Latin America’s leading meat-free brands.

Back in November, the company scooped $58 million in a Series C funding round. Investment was sought to build out the portfolio with more vegan meat lines while developing a range of plant-based dairy items. Product packaging was cited as another priority, with the startup looking to create 100 percent sustainable and plant-based containers. Existing packaging was already biodegradable.

All products are made in a single production facility in Rio de Janeiro that has a capacity of up to 700 tons of products per month. Future Farm has not alluded to moving manufacturing out of its home country.

Manuel Medrano Teams Up Paula Arenas to Release New Single “Puro Sentimiento”

Manuel Medrano is getting all sentimental

The 34-year-old Colombian singer has joined voices with his compatriot Paula Arenas to release the new single “Puro Sentimiento,” with the official music video premiering Thursday on Billboard.

Manuel MedranoAfter years of friendship, Medrano and Arenas have finally released their first-ever collaborative effort.

“Puro Sentimiento” is an ‘80s-inspired love song with chill funk melodies and smooth soulful vocals, narrating the story of two people who have chemistry.

“I’m counting the hours so that you can meet this special song for me,” Arenas expressed on Instagram. “Because I wrote it with two friends, Manuel Medrano and Juan Pablo Vegas because we had a great time filming the video, because it’s years of friendship reunited in one song, and because it’s a dream come true.

The official music video, directed by Jesus Adrianza, brings the lyrics of “Puro Sentimiento” to life, showing both Arenas and Medrano pulling closer to each other every once in a while atop the old Post Office building in Downtown Miami.

“Puro Sentimiento,” which translates to “pure feelings,” marks Arenas’ second single of the year.

It follows a successful 2021, where she was a four-time nominee at the 2021 Latin Grammys for album of the year, song of the year, record of the year, and best contemporary pop vocal album with her EP Mis Amores. The set also received a Grammy nomination for best Latin pop album.

Up next, Arenas will share the stage with Medrano as a special guest on his “Eterno Tour” in Mexico.

The tour kicks off Friday, May 13, at the Showcenter Complex in Monterrey.

Selena Gomez Launches “Your Words Matter” Campaign in Partnership with Rare Beauty & Mental Health First Aid

Selena Gomez has a few words to share…

This Mental Health Awareness Month, the 29-year-old Mexican American actress/singer has launched a new campaign about the importance of language.

Selena GomezGomez, who has been an outspoken mental health advocate, took to social media on Sunday to announce the launch of a new campaign called Your Words Matter.

The initiative — which aims to “educate on the power of your words when talking about mental health,” according to a statement — is a partnership between Gomez’s makeup company Rare Beauty and Mental Health First Aid.

“Your words matter,” Gomez wrote to her 317 million followers on Instagram. “Join @RareBeauty for Mental Health Awareness Month as we share resources and bring awareness to the power of your words all month long on IG and RareBeauty.com/RareImpact. Together we can break the stigma.”

The Only Murders in the Building star’s post also included a screenshot of a powerful message she wrote on the Notes app of her phone.

“Words can be a barrier to people seeking help and increase the stigma associated with mental health. Many of these words have been normalized and accepted for far too long, but it’s time we bring awareness to the words we use… because they matter,” she wrote.

“Even in my own TikTok video, I now realize that my words matter and can have a powerful impact. Just like all of you, I’m learning every day. We may slip up, and that’s okay, what’s important is that we try to do better and give ourselves compassion.”

Rare Beauty offered some tips on Instagram about changing language to focus on the person and not their mental health. For example, instead of referring to someone as “a bipolar person,” one could say, “a person who has bipolar disorder.” Or changing “someone who committed suicide” to “a person who died by suicide.”

For last year’s Mental Health Awareness Month, Gomez and Rare Beauty launched the Mental Health 101 campaign, which is “dedicated to supporting mental health education and encouraging financial support for more mental health services in educational services,” she wrote on Instagram.

Gomez, who’s recently turned her sights on founding a mental wellness website called Wondermind, first opened up about her bipolar diagnosis on her Bright Minded Instagram Live series in April 2020.

In September 2019, she won the 2019 McClean Award for her mental health advocacy and detailed her struggles with anxiety and depression during her acceptance speech.

Sky Ferreira Signs New Global Publishing Administration Agreement with Third Side Music

Sky Ferreira is (third) siding with a new company…

The 29-year-old part-Brazilian American singer/songwriter has agreed to a new global publishing administration agreement with Third Side Music.

Sky Ferreira

While her fans have eagerly awaited her next album since the release of the critically acclaimed debut Night Time, My Time for more than nine years, the new Third Side agreement signals Ferreira’s next chapter is on its way.

Previously, Ferreira released music under an administrative agreement with Kobalt, but now, under her new deal with Third Side, she will receive a more hands-on approach while maintaining the administrative focus she’s accustomed to, including A&R and creative aid from the company’s vice president creative/director of A&R, Brontë Jane, who calls Ferreira an “unparalleled career artist” and “a true visionary with her craft.”

Third Side Music is a lean independent firm, focused on signing just a handful of talents and offering hyper-personalized service, often unavailable at larger institutions, and Ferreira will be joining other writers like SOFI TUKKER, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Blonde Redhead, Colin Stetson, and BADBADNOTGOOD on Jane’s Third Side roster.

Since inking a label deal at Capitol Records at 16, Ferreira has expressed her distrust of the music industry and of her label on multiple occasions: “every contract I have ever signed has always been set up to take advantage of me/my work in some way,” she explained in an Instagram story back in 2019. Though she remains in her deal with Capitol on the recorded side, Ferreira’s signing to Third Side act as a hopeful clean slate on the publishing front ahead of her highly anticipated next chapter.

Still, little is known about Ferreira’s music to come. With only two new songs released since her nearly decade-old debut album — a song for the Promising Young Woman soundtrack and a collaboration with Charli XCX, both released in 2019 — her sound as of 2022 is anyone’s guess.

So far, the announcement of the Third Side deal and her March 31 YouTube teaser captioned “remember me?” are the clearest indications of Ferreira’s next moves, but already, fans and fellow musicians are flocking to social media to show their love and support. “fangirl moment: v excited for new Sky,” writes Charli XCX on her Twitter. Grimes also shared her support to Ferreira, leaving the Instagram comment, “This is about to be a smash I can feel it.”