The Colombian Latin pop/urban duo, made up of brothers Alejandro Rengifo and Mauricio Rengifo, has joined forces with Mau y Ricky and Guaynaa for what could become a summer scorcher titled “Despiértate.”
Written by Cali y El Dandee, Guaynaa, Mau y Ricky, Andrés Torres, and Jon Leone, the infectious popeton song (pop and reggaeton), is about reminding their fans that they’re too good and beautiful to be with someone who doesn’t value them.
“Baby wake up, and stop crying for a dumba– who doesn’t love you like I swear I love you/ Baby wake up, you are too pretty to be with him,” goes part of the uplifting chorus.
“For a long time now we had been missing a song with Mau and Ricky, two brothers whom we admire a lot, and Guaynaa, who has become a reference in the new generation’s urban music,” Cali y El Dandee said. “It is a fun song, which you are going to enjoy a lot, and that, in addition to having lighthearted lyrics, tells all those who are in toxic relationships to wake up and look for a person who really treats them as they should.”
The music video shot by 2 Wolves/Sota and directed by Kath D in Miami shows the playful chemistry all five artists have as they’re on a mission of conquering the girl of their dreams.
Camilo will be spending a lot of time with the in-laws…
The 27-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter and record producer, whose full name is Camilo Echeverry, will appear in the original series Los Montaner.
Hailing from Ntertain, the recently launched multimedia company from Neon16’s Lex Borrero, music mogul Tommy Mottola and Range Media Partners, the unscripted docu-series will offer an exclusive look inside Latin music’s influential family, the Montaners, who have a social media audience of over 150 million and over eight billion video content views.
Borrero will executive produce the series, with Range Media Partners co-financing the project, handling global sales of the series. The series will film globally, as the crew follows the daily life of the Montaner family.
Featured on Los Montaner are:
Multiple Latin Grammy nominee & Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Ricardo Montaner
Marlene Rodriguez, Ricardo’s wife, and filmmaker
Award-winning recording artist and member of Mau y Ricky, Ricky Montaner
Actress, model, and TV host, Stefi Roitman, fiance of Ricky Montaner
Award-winning recording artist and member of Mau y Ricky, Mau Montaner
Sara Escobar, creative director, wife of Mau Montaner
Actress, singer, songwriter, Evaluna Montaner
Camilo Echeverry, Evaluna’s husband and Latin Grammy winning singer, songwriter.
Ntertain was founded earlier this month as a new entertainment and media company focusing on the creation, development, and production of premier content leaning in on Latin talent, brands and culture.
Maluma is bringing a taste of Jamaica to this year’s Premio Lo Nuestro…
The 27-year-old Colombian superstar is set to premiere hits from his surprise new album 7 Días en Jamaica during the awards show on February 18.
Meanwhile, Marc Anthony and Daddy Yankee will perform their new hit, “De Vuelta Pa La Vuelta.”
The three stars are the latest performers announced for the first Latin music award show of the year, which will air on Univision.
Other performers announced include Mexican star Carlos Rivera, who will perform “100 Años” alongside Maluma. And in a first, the entire Montaner family – Evaluna, Mau y Ricky and dad Ricardo Montaner — will be joined by Camilo (who is married to Evaluna Montaner) to perform “Amén,” which was released during the holidays.
Regional Mexican rising star Lenin Ramírez will also perform alongside Grupo Firme, as will Chesca; with Prince Royce taking the stage alongside Natti Natasha. The latter will sing their hit “Antes que salga el sol” together on television for the first time.
They join previously announced performers Los Ángeles Azules, AnuelAA, CNCO, Ozuna and Gloria Trevi.
Premios Lo Nuestro will air on Univision on February 18, live from the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The 29-year-old Argentine singer/songwriter and actress has released her fourth studio album Libra, which showcases her musical growth and versatility as an artist, from sensual trap to infectious pop fusions.
Libra features 11 tracks, including the previously-released “Laligera,” “Lo Que Tengo Yo,” “Fascinada,” and “Como Asi” featuring CNCO, in addition to collaborations with Mau y Ricky, Noriel, and the Cazzu-assisted focus track “Ladron.”
If naming the album after her zodiac sign is any indication, Lali is more unapologetic and woke than ever.
“This is the first album where all the songs are individual protagonists,” Lali tells Billboard, describing each song as having their own vibe.
Ally Brooke is gearing up for the Premios Juventud…
Univisionhas unveiled the second wave of talent confirmed to perform at this year’s Premios Juventudawards show, with the 27-year-old Mexican American singer and former Fifth Harmony making the list.
Ally Brooke, who finished in third place on the last installment of Dancing With the Stars, recently released the Spanish single “500 Veces,” featuring Messiah. No word if she’ll perform that song.
In addition to Ally Brooke, the star-studded lineup includesJ Balvin, Natanael Cano, Pedro Capo,CNCO, Karol G, Kany Garcia, Greeicy, Mau & Ricky, Ozuna, Rafa Pabon, Pitbull, Alex Rose, Sebastian Yatra, Caly y El Dandee, Danna Paola, The Wailersand Zion & Lennox, who will bless fans with a special musical number from Puerto Rico in celebration of their 20th anniversary.
They join previously announced performers Anuel AA, Rauw Alejandro,Neto Bernal, Camilo, Natti Natasha, Gloria Trevi, Manuel Turizo and Jay Wheeler.
In a first ever, PJ-only version, The Wailers will be joined on stage by Cedellaand Skip Marley,Pedro Capo, Rauw Alejandro, Camiloand Kany Garcia to send a message of love, justice and inclusion.
Pitbull will surprise fans with his first ever television performance of his single “I Believe That We will Win.”
The program will feature artists performing at the venue, a virtual audience, and an innovative integration of the latest state-of-the-art, augmented and virtual reality technologies for award presentations, intros and musical performances.
The Venezuelan Latin pop and reggaeton duo have joined voices with John Legend to bring a little latin flavor to his latest single “Bigger Love.”
The Latin remix of the feel-good pop track that celebrates love and resilience was released on Friday, July 24.
“I always envisioned ‘Bigger Love’ as an international song, bringing musical styles and cultures together to celebrate love and our human connection. I’m so happy I could collaborate with Mau y Ricky to create this Latin remix. I hope all of our fans around the world will enjoy dancing to it,” says Legend.
It’s Mau y Ricky’s first English-language collaboration.
“I don’t know if we’re the best for the job but we for sure will be the quickest and the most efficient and the most hungry and excited for it,” Mau tells Billboard. “We’re just so grateful because to be honest, John is one of the artist that we admire the most so this is crazy and we still can’t believe it.”
The making of the remix took no more than a month. And after Legend – who has collaborated with other Latin artists like Juanes and Flor de Toloache– heard what Mau y Ricky had done with the song, he said: “The only feedback I gave them was that I wanted more. They were being a little too shy at first. We asked them to give us more, we want to hear your voice with mine so that there’s a real collaboration and interaction.”
The 51-year-old Puerto Rican singer’s Magnus Studios, a division of his entertainment company Magnus Media, will develop and produce an animated children’s series aimed at children ages 4-8.
Gloria (doesn’t) Know It All will be produced in partnership with filmmaker and Academy Award winner Juan Jose Campanella‘s animation studio Mundoloco CGAand Lanugo Media.
The series, which will draw heavily on music and magic realism, tells the story of a 7-year-old little Alpaca sent to visit her grandparents in a magical town.
Anthony and Magnus COO Felipe Pimento, who is also head of Magnus Studios, will act as executive producers. Anthony will also be the series’ music executive producer, supervising the creation of all original songs and music for the show.
On their end, Campanella and Mundoloco co-founder Gaston Goraliwill act as executive producer and showrunner, respectively.
Campanella is best known for his film The Secret In Their Eyes, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009.
“I am thrilled to start the new year with the announcement of a project that will highlight the splendor and diversity of our Latino culture for children everywhere and I am looking forward to inspire families and young generations with this story,” said Anthony in a statement.
Gloria (doesn’t) Know It Allwas co-created by Pimiento and Gorali with Carla Curieland Roberto Castro. Curiel and Castro, who are co-executive producers for Lanugo Media, said the story was inspired by their twin daughters Adriana and Emilia.
Gloriawill be the latest venture for an expanding Magnus Media, which also includes management, publishing and digital and video content divisions in addition to a sports unit and a talent agency. The company’s roster of acts includes Anthony, Gente de Zona, Fonseca and Mau y Ricky in addition to over 60 professional baseball players, including New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman and the Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero.
Mau and Ricky Montaner’s music won’t be finding a new home…
The Venezuelan brothers, better known as Mau y Ricky, have renewed their publishing deal with Sony/ATV, according to Billboard.
“We are happy to remain part of the Sony/ATV family where our songs have a house and are well maintained,” Mau and Ricky tell Billboard. “It’s been many years now. [President and CEO, Latin America and U.S. Latin] Jorge Mejia trusts in our talent and we trust him.”
The Latin Grammy-nominated duo, sons of music icon Ricardo Montaner, officially joined Sony/ATV in 2014 and since then have been working with many stars including Thalia,Karol G,Sofia Reyes,Lali,Ednita Nazario and Miguel Bosé, to name a few.
On the Billboard charts, Mau and Ricky have also scored hits as songwriters, including Ricky Martin’s “Vente Pa’ Ca,” which debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplaychart in 2016, and “Sin Pijama” by Becky Gand Natti Natasha, which also topped that chart in 2018.
“They are part of our house, composers who are part of the company’s DNA and we trust them,” concludes Mejia.
The 20-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter will join forces with Puerto Rican rising star Lunay to announce the nominees for the 2019 Latin American Music Awards live from Billboard Studios.
On Wednesday, Telemundowill reveal the nominees for the 2019Latin AMAsstarting at 7:00 am ET on the network’s morning show Un Nuevo Dia.
At 9:00 am ET, the announcement will be extended to digital platforms for the first simultaneous live broadcast. From Telemundo Centerin Miami and Billboard Studios in New York, some categories will be revealed through the official Twitteraccounts of Billboard(@billboard), Billboard Latin(@billboardlatin), Telemundo (@telemundo), Latin AMAs(@latinamas), AMAs(@amas) and Premios Billboard(@latinbillboards).
While Nodal and Lunay will be in New York, Mau y Ricky and Mariahwill be performing at Miami’s Telemundo Center.
The 2019 Latin AMAs nominees will be based on key fan interactions with music, including sales, streaming and social activity according to Billboard‘s analysis through their data allies of Nielsen Musicand Next Big Sound, covering the period from August 10, 2018, to July 25, 2019.
The awards will broadcast live on Telemundo from the Dolby Theaterin Hollywood on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 8:00 pm ET.