Selena Gomez to Host Special “Rare” Album Pre-Release Party

Selena Gomezis Rare-in’to go…

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress is preparing to release her eagerly anticipated third studio album, Rare, later this week. 

Selena Gomez

But she’s celebrating the album with her fans one night before. 

Gomez announced on Sunday night that Selenators can gather around their devices on Thursday night (January 9) for an iHeartRadioalbum release party special. 

“I can’t wait to share this special moment with you only on @livexlive!” she tweeted.

The album, officially due out on Friday (January 10), will get an early preview during the Los Angeles Livestream special honoring the follow-up to Gomez’s 2015 album Revival

In addition to an “intimate look into the details” of the album, special will also feature an exclusive Q&A with KIIS FM‘s JoJo Wright.  

“It’s the most honest music I’ve ever made and I can’t wait for you to hear my heart,” Gomez tweeted last month along with a grainy video featuring snippets of the videos for the singles released from the album so far, including “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look At Her Now,” as well as first listens to the bouncy title track, the slinky “Cut You Off” and “A Sweeter Place,” which features Kid Cudi.

Fans can listen and tune into the special for free at 10:00 pm ET/ 7:00 pm PT here through the LiveXLivemobile and OTT apps for iOSAndroidRokuAmazon Fire TVSamsung TV and Apple TV. The stream will also appear on YouTube, LiveXLive’s Twitch channel and LiveXLive’s socials and fans can listen live by tuning into their local iHeartMedia CHR and Hot AC radio stations across the country.

Pre-order Gomez’s new album here, and check out the Rare track list below.

“Dance Again”
“People You Know”
“Let Me Get Me”
“Crowded Room” feat. 6lack
“Kinda Crazy”
“Cut You Off”
“A Sweeter Place” feat. Kid Cudi

Mars to Perform During This Year’s Jingle Ball Tour

‘Tis the season to rock out for Bruno Mars

The 31-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter is among the acts set to perform during the 12-date Jingle Ball Tour this holiday season.

Bruno Mars

iHeartMedia announced Tuesday that the tour will kick off on November 29 in Dallas and wrap on December 18 in Miami.

Mars, who recently released his new solo single in four years, “24K Magic,” will perform at 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 2.

The Dec. 9 show at New York’s Madison Square Garden will stream live on The CW Network‘s app and website and air as a 90-minute special on the channel on December 15.

The tour will also visit San Jose; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Philadelphia; New York; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Atlanta; and Tampa.

Tickets go on sale on October 17.

Capital One Cardholder Presale starts October 13 at 10:00 am local time and to the general public on October 17 at 10:00 am local time. Ticket purchasing times vary depending on the venue, so be sure to check out iHeartRadio’s website for more information.

Here’s the full lineup:

Nov. 29 106.1 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball – American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Featuring: Meghan Trainor, The Chainsmokers, Fifth Harmony, Backstreet Boys, Alessia Cara, Charlie Puth, Daya, Lukas Graham, Hailee Steinfeld

Dec. 1 WiLD 94.9′s Jingle Ball – SAP Center, San Jose, CA
Featuring: Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Diplo, Tove Lo, Alessia Cara, Lukas Graham, Daya, Special Guest Appearance from Niall Horan

Dec. 2 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball – Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Featuring: Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Diplo, Alessia Cara, Lukas Graham, Daya, Special Guest Appearance from Niall Horan

Dec. 5 101.3 KDWB’s Jingle Ball – XCEL Energy Center Minneapolis, MN
Featuring: Fifth Harmony, G-Eazy, Diplo, Backstreet Boys, Lukas Graham, Alessia Cara, Tove Lo, Hailee Steinfeld, Gnash

Dec. 11 Kiss 108′s Jingle Ball – TD Garden, Boston, MA
Featuring: Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Diplo, Ellie Goulding, DNCE, Tove Lo, Alessia Cara, Daya, Special Guest Appearance from Niall Horan

Dec. 14 103.5 Kiss FM’s Jingle Ball – Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL
Featuring: Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Backstreet Boys, Tove Lo, Lukas Graham, Daya, Hailee Steinfeld, Special Guest Appearance from Niall Horan

Dec. 16 Power 96.1′s Jingle Ball – Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
Featuring: Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, The Chainsmokers, Fifth Harmony, DNCE, Alessia Cara, Daya, Lukas Graham

Gomez to Perform at KIIS FM’s 2015 Jingle Ball

(Jingle) balls will be ringing for Selena Gomez this holiday season.

Los Angeles’ KIIS FM has officially revealed the lineup for the radio station’s edition of Jingle Ball 2015, with the 23-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress making the list.

Selena Gomez

Gomez will be using her appearance to promote her latest studio album, Revival, which will be released this week.

It’ll be Gomez’s third appearance at Jingle Ball. She first performed with her former band The Scene in 2010. She performed as a solo artist in 2013.

In addition to Gomez, the lineup includes One Direction, The Weeknd, 5 Seconds of Summer, Zedd and Ellie Goulding, along wth newcomers like Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld and Joe Jonas’ DNCE.

Presented by Capitol One, the show hits the Staples Center on December 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale October 12 at 10 am PT, but Capitol One cardholders can snag tickets on Tuesday at 10 am PT.

$1 from each ticket goes to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

Shakira Releases Her Rihanna Collaboration “Can’t Remember to Forget You”

Shakira and Rihanna’s highly anticipated collaboration has arrived…

The 36-year-old Colombian singer and returning The Voice mentor and RhiRhi’s single “Can’t Remember to Forget You” was released in full on Monday, January 13 via KIIS-FM.

Shakira and Rihanna

The upbeat song previously leaked as a snippet, featuring only Shakira’s voice, but the recently released full version reveals Rihanna’s vocals.

“Oh here we go/You’re part of me now, you’re part of me, so where you go/I’ll follow,” Shakira sings in pre-chorus before going “Oh whoa oh-oh, I can’t remember to forget you/ Oh whoa oh-oh/I kept forgetting that you already go/but when you look at me/the only memory is us kissing in the moonlight/ I can’t remember to forget you.”

Rihanna enters in the second verse and changes turns singing with Shakira in the following chorus.

The song is one of the tracks on Shakira’s new studio album, which doesn’t have a release date yet.

A music video, directed by Joseph Kahn, was shot last month. No word on when it will premiere.

The “She Wolf” singer has described working with Rihanna as “utopia”.

“She’s the sexiest woman on the planet. And at the end of the day, we’re both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves. She was a sweet teacher,” Shakira told Glamour.

Lovato to Join Bruno Mars & Miguel at This Year’s Wango Tango

Demi Lovato is preparing to (wango) tango this coming May…

The 20-year-old part-Mexican American actress/singer, who recently signed on to return to the judges table on Fox’s The X Factor next season, has been added to the list of performers for KIIS-FM’s upcoming Wango Tango concert.

Demi Lovato

In addition, Lovato will serve as a guest host alongside Ryan Seacrest and the rest of the KIIS-FM  on-air team at the star-studded music party taking place at The Home Depot Center in Carson on Saturday, May 11.

But Lovato isn’t the only Hispanic musician performing at the annual event.

Bruno Mars and Miguel will also take the stage at Wango Tango. Mars, who will kick off the festivities, has performed at the event before, while Miguel will be making his debut.

Other performers include Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Flo Rida,, Icona Pop and Ariana Grande.

Tickets for Wango Tango go on sale to the VIP members of KIIS fans club on Friday, April 5 at 10:00 A.M. PST. If tickets are still available after the pre-sale, the remaining tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 A.M. at the radio’s official site with keyword “WANGO.”

Lovato to Release New Single “Heart Attack” in March

Selena Gomez isn’t the only former Disney Channel star releasing new music in March… Her Princess Protection Program co-star Demi Lovato plans to unleash a new single on her Lovatics early in the same month.

The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer, actress and The X Factor judge has released artwork and a teaser clip to promote “Heart Attack,” the first track off her upcoming album.

Demi Lovato's Heart Attack Artwork

Lovato’s fourth studio album, set to be released later this year, is the follow-up to Lovato’s successful 2011 album, Unbroken, which featured her first Billboard No. 1 single “Give Your Heart a Break.”

“My new single #HeartAttack available March 4,” the 20-year-old singer announced on Twitter, with the hashtag #LovaticsAreHavingaHeartAttack.

“For a while, I could tell that when people would talk to me, they knew my story. I think I’ve opened up more on this album. My life began to evolve and I started to grow. These are songs about the celebration of life and how rewarding it can be. This is what this album is about,” revealed Lovato in the video clip.

Lovato is set to premiere her new single on American Idol host Ryan Seacrest‘s popular 102.7 KIIS-FM radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest.

“Heart Attack” was co-written by Lovato along with Mitch Allan, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas and Nikki Williams, and produced by the Suspex. She first revealed to followers that she’s putting together a new studio set when she tweeted back in November, “Listening to rough cuts of some of my new songs…. Get excited Lovatics!!!”

Martinez Lands His Own Travel Channel Series

He’s one of the most popular Latino radio & television personalities in the Los Angeles area… And, now Chuey Martinez is preparing to hit the road. Literally!

The half-Dominican/Half-Mexican American radio personality and MTV3 host will headline his own original series on the Travel Channel.

Chuey Martinez

Entitled All You Can Meat, the show will follow Martinez as he criss-crosses the nation searching for the perfect cut of meat prepared by everyone from a Texas pit master to a woodsman in Appalachia curing jerky in his shack.

Along with his hosting duties on MTV3, Martinez is also a radio personality on KIIS.FM and SiriusXM Radio.

All You Can Meat, which is one of seven new original series premiering on the Travel Channel this summer, is slated to premiere on August 15 at 10 p.m.

Austin’s Post-Wizards of Waverly Place Plans

Don’t expect to see the last of Jake T. Austin when filming wraps on the fourth and final season of Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place.

Jake T Austin Paper Magazine

Along with putting his best face forward and looking all grown up in this month’s issue of Paper magazine ,  the 16-year-old half-Latino actor is also preparing to hit the big screen in a highly-anticipated holiday film.

Next month, he’ll appear in Garry Marshall‘s latest film, New Year’s Eve, where he’ll share scenes with Sarah Jessica Parker. He’ll even share his first-ever on-screen kisses with Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin.

Jake T Austin Paper Magazine Shoot

The soon-to-be-17-year-old Austin, who has also starred in The Perfect Game and RIO, will appear as Huckleberry Finn in 2013’s Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry FinnHe’ll also serve as KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball pre-show host this year.


Click here to read his interview with Paper magazine and see more images from his cover shoot.