Anitta Teaming Up with TOMORROW X TOGETHER for New Single “Back for More”

There’s always Tomorrow for Anitta.

The 30-year-old Brazilian singer, songwriter, dancer, occasional television host and actress is joining voices with TOMORROW X TOGETHER for the new single “Back for More,” which combines K-pop and Latin pop elements.

Anitta & TOMORROW X TOGETHERAnitta and TOMORROW X TOGETHER will debut the track with a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, days ahead of its September 15 release.

“Back for More” is slated to be TXT’s pre-release track, and will arrive ahead of the group’s third studio album, The Name Chapter: FREEFALL. The album — which follows previous release in the Name series, The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION — will be released on October 13.

The track will have several versions released throughout the month. A performance version of the song arrives the same day as its official drop, while “Back for More (TXT Ver.),” a house remix and Afrobeats remix will be released on September 18.

The press release describes “Back for More” as “a disco track with a groovy baseline and playful whistling sounds, adorned with the colorful hues of trendy Latin pop.”

Thematically, the lyrics explore how “enchanting miracles can be woven into the ordinary moments of our lives.”

TXT is nominated for VMAs in four different categories: song of summer, group of the year, push performance of the year and best K-pop (both for “Sugar Rush Ride”). Anitta scored one nomination for best Latin (“Funk Rave”).

The 2023 MTV VMAs will take place at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, and will air on MTV at 8:00 pm ET on September 12.

Anitta to Perform at This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards

Anitta will be making a special appearance at this year’s MTV VMAs

The 30-year-old Brazilian superstar has been added to the list of performers for the MTV Video Music Awards.

AnittaAnitta is joined by Lil Wayne, Doja Cat, Kelsea Ballerini and K-pop band Tomorrow X Together as the latest round of performers.

They join previously announced Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin and Stray Kids.

Additional performers to be announced soon.

The awards show will air live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Tuesday, September 12 at 8:00 pm on MTV and stream on Paramount+.

Taylor Swift leads the pack in nominations with eight, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “Anti-Hero”.

Other multi-nominated artists include SZA with 6 noms, Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo and Sam Smith with 5 each, and Blackpink, Diddy and Shakira with 4 each.

There also are a record number of first-ever VMAs nominees (35 total) this year, with multiple nominations for first-timers Kim Petras (5), Metro Boomin and Rema (3 each), Ayra Starr, GloRilla, Ice Spice, Peso Pluma, Reneé Rapp and Yung Miami (2 each).

Other artists receiving first-time nods include Aespa, boygenius, Burna Boy, Davido, Eslabon Armado, Fletcher, Fifty Fifty, JVKE, Lauren Spencer Smith, Musa Keys, PinkPantheress, Saucy Santana, Stephen Sanchez and Toosii, among others.

Fans can vote for their favorites across 15 gender-neutral categories, including “Video of the Year,” at through Friday, September 1st; voting for “Best New Artist” will remain active into the show on Tuesday, September 12th. Nominations for social categories including “Group of the Year” and “Song of Summer” will be announced at a later date.

Rosario Dawson Among Voice Cast of Immersive Animated Series “Ghosts of Ruin”

Rosario Dawson is embracing the ruins

The 44-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actress and activist has been cast in the immersive animated series Ghosts of Ruin.

Rosario DawsonDawson is part of a voice cast that includes Nathalie Emmanuel and Tony Revolori on the animated series, which follows a group of gamers as they compete in the first-ever neural reality battle royale game, named “Ruin.” However, a malicious virus appears and transforms their utopia into hell.

Protagonist Lee (Revolori) joins the ranks of the upcoming battle royale thanks to his gaming skills, but the game itself contains a dark and secret entity hunting each of the plays down.

Dawson, who will also be returning as Ahsoka in August, plays badass gaming gunslinger Prism and one of Lee’s fellow contestants. She is described as a standoffish pro gamer with one goal: to be the world’s undisputed champion — will deliver in an upcoming episode. Attendees watched three versions of her character’s quippy dialogue and overwhelmingly voted for option C, which landed the biggest burn against her ex-lover.

Emmanuel will voice Dr. Angela Tucci, who is teased as “a very monumental, pivotal character in the run of the show.”

“I’ve wanted her on the show from the very beginning, because I’m a big fan of hers,” said showrunner Michael Ryan. “She’s amazing. And I think the part she’s playing is so perfect. I can’t wait to record her.”

Ryan also offered a little more detail on who Emmanuel will voice. “She’s pretty much running the neural reality,” he teased. “Everything I’ve watched Nathalie in, her acting is so strong and her sense of presence and strength really comes through and I really think that’s going to be perfect.

Also starring in the show are K-Pop star AleXa, Karen Strassman and John Bentley, as well as Josh Keaton, Justin Long, Cherise Boothe, Harron Atkins, Michael Longfellow and JB Blanc.

“Ghosts of Ruin” will debut this fall via the Gala Film website, the film and TV division of Web3 company Gala. Though no streaming service is attached to the project yet, Battle Island plans to shop the project to other platforms for a wider release.

Bad Bunny Teams Up with Travis Scott & The Weeknd to Release New Single “K-Pop”

Bad Bunny’s getting into K-Pop…

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning superstar has joined voices with Travis Scott and The Weeknd for the racy new track “K-Pop,” the first single off Scott’s upcoming Utopia album.

Bad BunnyThe track officially marks Scott’s post-Astroworld comeback.

“I know ’bout this one time (Swish) / You felt like that winner (Winner) / That night was just so fire / I need you back sooner (Sooner),” the Weeknd and Scott offer over a bouncy trap beat.

Bad Bunny joins in during the second verse of the track — singing entirely in Spanish — and all three vocalists cruise through the chorus: “We run it back one time / I’m grabbin’ you uno (Uno).”

Scott officially announced a collaboration with Bad Bunny and the Weeknd (“Flame, Abe, Benito,” Scott captioned the single’s announcement post) on July 19 but both of Scott’s guests had been teasing their involvement in his new album for months.

The Weeknd and Bad Bunny were seen photographed with a briefcase emblazoned with the title of Scott’s upcoming album “Utopia.” Mike Dean was also seen with the suitcase in hand before he confirmed his participation via social media with a photo of the album’s masters. (Dean also posted a teaser for “Kpop.”)

This marks Bad Bunny’s first time working with both artists (however, Scott did remix Bad Bunny’s “Krippy Kush” in 2017) though Scott and the Weeknd have previously joined forces on numerous tracks including “Pray 4 Love” and “Skeletons,” among others.

“Kpop” is the first single off Scott’s upcoming album and follows “Down in Atlanta,” featuring Pharrell Williams, and “Ring Ring,” with Chase B. Scott also had features on both Don Toliver and Trippie Redd’s last albums. Scott hasn’t released an album of original material since 2019’s “Jackboys.”

The hiatus was a result of Scott’s 2021 Astroworld tragedy — his music festival in Houston that left 10 people dead and numerous others with injuries. A grand Jury in Houston made the ruling in June that Scott and festival organizers were relieved of criminal charges relating to the deaths.

“Utopia” is already available for pre-order but no release date has been confirmed.

Scott will also be presumably previewing the album during a live stream event in partnership with Live Nation that is said to celebrate “the world of Utopia” at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt on July 28. Earlier this week, rumors were swirling that Egypt’s Musicians’ Syndicate was blocking the event from happening though the claim has been debunked by Live Nation.

Gerardo Ortiz to Perform at Los Angeles’ First-Ever LA3C Festival

Gerardo Ortiz is helping celebrate culture and creativity…

The 33-year-old Mexican American Regional Mexican singer has been added to the lineup for the first-ever LA3C culture and creativity festival.

Gerardo OrtizSponsored by Penske Media, the event is set for December 10-11.

In addition to Ortiz, new additions to the main stage performance lineup include Free Nationals, Fonseca, Marc Segui, Shawn Wasabi, Monogem, Shea Diamond, and Chicocurlyhead.

The festival will take place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park in Los Angeles.

The name, LA3C, stands for Los Angeles the Capital of Culture & Creativity.

The diverse lineup of performers join previously announced headliner and three-time Grammy-winner Megan Thee Stallion and Latin chart-topper Maluma, with performances by K-Pop stage-breakers Seventeen and Snoop Dogg.

Tickets are on-sale now at

“We are thrilled to share our full music lineup today,” said Juan Mora, CEO of LA3C. “Our goals were to create a lineup that celebrates the range of musical genres Los Angeles offers including Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, K-Pop, Regional Mexican Music, EDM and more and for attendees to discover new artists while enjoying names they know and love.”

LA3C has also announced its partnership with HIN Events LLC, Hot Import Nights Brand, the world’s largest indoor/outdoor automotive lifestyle event producer.

As part of the partnership, HIN Events will host a second stage featuring headliner Mustard and performance sets from AJ Hernz, ARIUS, Cam Girl, Freya Fox, Kill Bambi, Kim Lee, LOLO, Lucky Light, Madds, MEIRLIN, Peach, Rose Gold, Soda and Vice.

Additional talent for the two-day culture and creativity festival will be announced in the coming weeks including chefs, restaurants and artists.

Selena Gomez Releases ‘Sweet’ Blackpink Collaboration “Ice Cream”

Selena Gomez is livin’ the cream

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has released the new single “Ice Cream,” her highly anticipated collaboration with K-pop girl group Blackpink, along with the equally sweet music video.

Selena Gomez

The retro-tinged video features Gomez driving a pink Good Humor truck in a fun, pin-up sailor outfit.  Jisoo, Rosé, Jennie and Lisa all appear along an ice cream mural in ‘70s-inspired looks in bright colors, with plenty of flower power and macrame.

In celebration of the release, Gomez also unveiled her own ice cream flavor in partnership with Serendipity, Cookies and Cream Remix. The flavor uses pink vanilla ice cream as a nod to her collaborators.

“So basically it’s heaven,” she told fans while sampling the new creation in an Instagram video, “and every bite is delicious.”

“Ice Cream” will be the second pre-release single off Blackpink’s long-awaited debut album, Blackpink: The Album, due out on Oct. 2 via YG Entertainment.

Selena Gomez Teaming Up with BLACKPINK for New Single

Selena Gomez is ready to K-pop it like it’s hot…

After weeks of rumors and speculation, the 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has officially confirmed that she’ll be teaming up with popular South Korean girl group BLACKPINK for a new collaboration.

Selena Gomez

“So SO excited to announce @BlackPinkOfficial and I have a new song coming out August 28th,” Gomez wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, August 11, alongside a sweet and sparkling art featuring the two acts’ names over what appears to be dripping chocolate.

The announcement comes just a week after YG Entertainment teased a secret collaboration, and the upcoming song will follow BLACKPINK’s record-breaking single, “How You Like That.”

BLACKPINK’s highly anticipated debut studio album will be arriving on October 2 via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records.

The as-of-yet untitled song will be released on Friday, August 28.

You can pre-save the highly anticipated #SelPINK single here.

Luis Fonsi Appears on New Version of “Baby Shark”

Luis Fonsi is hittin’ the high seas… and high notes…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican Latin Grammy winner has lent his voice to a new version of “Baby Shark,” presented by Universal Music Latin Entertainment and children’s content producer Pinkfong.

Luis Fonsi

Officially released this week, the new version of “Baby Shark” is accompanied by a colorful animated video that shows Fonsi diving into the ocean and hanging out with his friendly shark buddies. 

Fonsi’s children Mikaela and Rocco also make their singing debut on the track.

Luis Fonsi x Baby Shark

“This was a very special collaboration for my kids and I and we hope this new version of ‘Baby Shark’ brings joy and entertains kids and families around the world as much as we enjoyed making it,” said Fonsi in an official statement.

“Baby Shark,” released in 2016, became a viral hit in 2018 and was covered by many K-Pop stars in addition to James Corden and John Legend.

The song debuted at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 list dated January 12, 2019.

Produced by Joel IglesiasMini Star, and Pinkfong, the Fonsi-assisted “Baby Shark” is a glimpse of the upcoming Mini Stars Vol. 1 EP by Universal Music Latin Entertainment, where artists like Sebastián YatraNacho, Greeicy,Guaynaa and Joey Montana, to name a few, reimagine children’s classics in Spanish and English.

Omy de Oro Signs Distribution Deal with Caroline

Omy de Oro has landed new representation…

Caroline has added the 25-year-old up-and-coming Puerto Rican trap and reggaetón artist, whose real name is Denis Omar Aponte, to its roster after signing a distribution deal with him.


Caroline, which is the independent distribution and label services arm of Capitol Music Group, will help develop the singer, who recently collaborated with global superstar Bad Bunny on the track “Subimos de Rango.”

Omy de Oro joins other Caroline signees including urbano artist Brytiago, rapper Lil BabyK-pop boy band NCT 127 and hip-hop artist Trippie Redd.

Omy de Oro launched his music career on the Freestyle Mania platform, where he uploaded freestyle videos to showcase his talent.

It wasn’t until 2019 that he got his big break, collaborating with reggaetonero Alex Rose on “No Te Asustes.” In 2020, he performed “Subimos de Rango” alongside Bad Bunny and Shootter Ledo at Calibash in Los Angeles.

Pitbull to Take Part in Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series

Pitbull is ready for an early morning concert…

Good Morning America announced the lineup for its annual Summer Concert Series, with the38-year-oldCuban American rap superstar set to participate.


Pitbull, who recently launched his latest single “No Lo Trates” with Natti Natashaand Daddy Yankee, will appear on the ABC morning show on August 2.

In addition to Pitbull, the A-list roster includes K-popsuperstars BTS, who will get the party started on May 15, warming up the Rumsey Playfieldstage in New York’s Central Park, which will host a free show every Friday during GMA’s 7-9 a.m. broadcast.

The rest of the summer will be filled by a roster of pop, rock, country, Latin and hip-hop stars, including HozierCiaraEllie GouldingBastilleChance the RapperKane BrownKeith Urban and many more.

Click here for information on who to attend the shows.

Here’s the full lineup:

May 15 – BTS
May 24 – Hozier
May 31 – Ciara
June 7 – Alessia Cara (in-studio)
June 14 – Ellie Goulding
June 21 – Bastille
June 28 – Adam Lambert
July 5 – Sabrina Carpenter
July 12 – The Struts
July 19 – Blink-182
July 26 – Lady Antebellum
Aug. 2 – Pitbull
Aug. 9 – Keith Urban
Aug. 16 – Chance the Rapper
Aug. 23 – French Montana
Aug. 30 – Kane Brown & Marshmello