Ivan Cornejo to Make Performance Debut at This Year’s RodeoHouston

Ivan Cornejo is lassoing a special gig for the first time…

The 19-year-old Mexican American singer-songwriter will make his performance debut at this year’s RodeoHouston as part of the 2024 lineup, which will showcase some of the biggest names across several genres, including rock, rap, country, Latin, Christian and more.

Ivan Cornejo,Cornejo is set to perform on Sunday, March 3.

But he isn’t the only Latinx act set to perform.

Los Tigres del Norte will perform during the event as part of Go Tejano Day on Sunday, March 10.

Other artists set to perform during RodeoHouston, which will take place at Houston’s NRG Stadium from February 27 through March 17, include

Jelly RollBlake Shelton, 50 Cent, the Jonas Brothers, Lainey Wilson, Eric Church and for King & Country.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is proud to bring such a wide range of musical genres to the RodeoHouston stage,” said Chris Boleman, Rodeo president and CEO, in a statement. “We’re welcoming 10 new entertainers who will make their debut on the star stage, as well as many fan-favorites from a variety of genres from our country roots, to EDM and hip-hop.”

The artists further add to RodeoHouston’s nearly 100-year legacy, in which time the rodeo has committed more than $600 million to aid education and youth-focused efforts in Texas.

Each year, RodeoHouston draws more than 2 million people to its mix of rodeo/Western activities, musical performances and carnival midway.

Tickets go on sale at rodeohouston.com on Thursday, January 18, in two waves — at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Here’s the official lineup of performers:

Feb. 27 – Opening Day, presented by Texas Capital – Blake Shelton
Feb. 28 – Armed Forces Appreciation Day, presented by Crown Royal – Carly Pearce
Feb. 29 – for KING + COUNTRY
March 1 – Black Heritage Day, presented by Kroger – 50 Cent
March 2 – HARDY
March 3 – Ivan Cornejo
March 4 – First Responders Day, presented by BP America – Hank Williams Jr.
March 5 – Oliver Anthony
March 6 – Community Day, presented by TC Energy – Jelly Roll
March 7 – Volunteer Appreciation Day, presented by Phillips 66 – Luke Bryan
March 8 – Major Lazer
March 9 – Lainey Wilson
March 10 – Go Tejano Day, presented by Fiesta Mart – Los Tigres del Norte
March 11 – Whiskey Myers
March 12 – Bun B
March 13 – Nickelback
March 14 – Zac Brown Band
March 15 – Jonas Brothers
March 16 – Brad Paisley
March 17 – RODEOHOUSTON Finals – Eric Church

Pitbull to Perform During Season 21 Finale of “American Idol”

It’s Idol time for Pitbull

The 42-year-old Cuban-American rap superstar will appear on the season 21 finale of American Idol.

PitbullIn addition to this year’s top 12 returning to the stage one last time, producers announced the typical cornucopia of guest performers on tap for the finale, including season two winner/runner-up Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, as well as Ellie Goulding, Jelly Roll, Pitbull, TLC, James Blunt, Jazmine Sullivan, REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin, Kylie Minogue, Lainey Wilson and Lauren Daigle.

The announcement comes following Sunday night’s semifinal, which saw the roster AI hopefuls to just three — Colin Stough, Megan Danielle and Iam Tongi.

Next Sunday’s (May 21) three-hour finale will air live coast-to-coast on ABC beginning at 8:00 pm ET and feature the return of former panelist Keith Urban, who will be back on Idol to mentor the top three (and perform), as well as performances from judges Katy PerryLionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

No word yet on what single Pitbull will perform. But he did release the single “Jumpin,” featuring Lil Jon earlier this month.

Becky G to Receive Impact Award at This Year’s Billboard Women in Music Awards

Becky G is being feted for her influence…

The Billboard Women in Music Awards will return on March 1, 2023, with Billboard honoring today’s most influential female powerhouses who are shaping the music landscape, including the 25-year-old Mexican American singer and actress.

Becky G x Dime Sunglass CollectionBecky G will receive the Impact Award.

But she isn’t the only Latina being honored…

Ivy Queen will be presented with the Icon Award.

Other honorees include Doechii with the Rising Star AwardKim Petras with the Chartbreaker AwardLatto with the Powerhouse AwardLainey Wilson with the Rulebreaker AwardLana Del Rey with the Visionary Award, and TWICE with the Breakthrough Award.

Emmy-winning writer/actress Quinta Brunson will host the 2023 ceremony, which will take place at the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles.

More performances and talent — including the 2023 Woman of the Year recipient — will be announced at a later date.

“We’re thrilled to recognize these groundbreaking artists across genres and generations who are defining today’s sound – and paving the way for tomorrow’s women in music,” said Billboard editorial director Hannah Karp. “With the inspiring Quinta Brunson as our host, this year’s Billboard Women in Music Awards is going to be an incredible night.”

Tickets to attend the Women in Music Awards are available to the public.

American Express card members can take part in the ticket presale taking place Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, before the public on-sale Friday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, at billboardwomeninmusic.com. Prices range from $85 to $275.

The 2023 Women in Music Awards will also stream live with more details about the livestream to be announced soon.