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.

Anitta to Perform at This Year’s Premio Lo Nuestro Awards Show

Anittais readying for a high-profile performance…

The 25-year-old Brazilian singer, a four-time nominee in 2019, is set to perform at this year’s Premio Lo Nuestro awards show.

Anitta

The “Veneno” singer and New Artist of the Yearcontender joins a roster of new additions that includes JBalvinYandelJuanesManáPepe AguilarJoss FavelaNacho, and Zion y Lennox.

Anitta previously took the stage alongside J Balvin at least year’s how, giving a sizzling performance of their hit collaboration “Downtown.”

Marc AnthonyDaddy YankeeNatti NatashaAnuel AA and OzunaThaliaLele PonsFuegoPrince RoyceFarrukoPiso 21IntocableDe La Ghetto, Pedro CapóReikChristian NodalLali and Silvestre Dangondare also confirmed to perform at the annual ceremony.

The awards will be hosted by Maite PerroniAlejandra Espinoza and salsa singer, Victor Manuelle.

The 31st edition of Premio Lo Nuestro will air on Univisionon Thursday, February 21, live from American Airlines Arenain Miami starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Lele Pons to Perform at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Lele Pons is ready for one of the biggest performances of her career…

The 22-year-old Venezuelan-American singer, actress and internet personality is set to perform at this year’s Latin American Music Awards, which bring together the best of Latin pop, rock, Regional Mexican, tropical and urban music in one event.

Lele Pons

Pons, the host of La Voz… México, released her latest single “Celoso” earlier this year.

In addition to Pons, additional performers include AnittaFarrukoGloria Trevi, Joss FavelaLa Arrolladora Banda El Limon de Rene CamachoNachoWisin & Yandel and Zion & Lennox.

They will be joining Alvaro SolerBanda MSBecky GCardi BChristian NodalCNCOFlo RidaLeslie GraceLudacrisPitbullPrince Royce and Tini, who were previously announced on September 18.

Produced by Telemundo and Somos Productions, the 2018 Latin AMAs will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood at 8:00 pm ET on October 25 via Telemundo, with a simulcast on Spanish-language entertainment cable network Universo.

Ricky Martin to Perform at This Year’s iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Celebrating Our Heroes Concert

Ricky Martin is honoring our unsung heroes… and, being honored in return…

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has joined the lineup for the 2017 iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Celebrating Our Heroes, hosted by Enrique Santos and Telemundo’s Jessica Carillo, taking place on Saturday, November 4.

Ricky Martin

Martin joins a roster that includes Luis Fonsi and Diplo, NachoGente De ZonaDon OmarCNCOReikJesse y JoyCamila Cabello and Pepe Aguilar.

Telemundo will air this year’s event live from the American Airlines Arena, as a four-hour television special, which will include special tributes to first responders and communities impacted by the natural disasters in Texas, Florida, Mexico, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean nations like Barbuda and Dominica.

The event will also provide information on how attendees and viewers can support the local communities directly impacted by those events.

The iHeartRadio family will also present Ricky Martin with the second annual iHeartRadio Premio Corazon Latino award, which honors an individual for “their selfless work in enhancing the lives, heritage and future of the Latin community.” Martin is being feted for his efforts in providing relief and support to his native Puerto Rico, following hurricanes Irma and Maria, through the Ricky Martin Foundation.

Fans can watch the festivities live at 8:00 pm.EST across iHeartRadio’s Spanish-Pop,Tropical, regional Mexican and Spanish Adult Hit radio stations, or livestream it on iHeartRadio’s Official YouTube channel.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit here.

 

Camila Cabello to Perform at This Year’s iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina

Camila Cabello is ready for a Fiesta… 

The 20-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member is set to perform at this year’s iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina.

Camila Cabello

Cabello, whose forthcoming debut solo album will be released in September, joins a lineup that includes CNCODon OmarGente de Zona and Nacho.

Cabello, the new face of Guess’ 2017 Fall campaign, performed for the first time as a solo artist at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

The fourth annual iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina will take place at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on November 4 and will be broadcast as a special at a later date on Telemundo. This is the third year the fest takes place in Miami.

The event will be hosted by radio personality Enrique Santos, who is also the chairman and chief creative officer of iHeartLatino.

Mexican stars Reik and Jesse & Joy are also slated to perform and more acts will be announced soon.

In addition to the special re-broadcast on Telemundo, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina will video stream live exclusively on Telemundo.com and broadcast live on iHeartMedia Spanish-Pop, Tropical and regional Mexican music.

La Mega 97.9’s Alex Sensation Signs with Magnus Talent Agency

Alex Sensation has new representation…

The Colombian DJ, who hosts two programs on SBSLa Mega 97.9 FM, the most-listened-to station in New York City, has signed with Magnus Talent Agency for exclusive booking.

Alex Sensation

Alex Sensation’s performances as a recording artist and DJ (as well as other public appearances) will now be handled by Magnus in the national and international markets.

He’s the latest addition to MTA, which was launched in January as a division of Magnus Media, the entertainment company founded by Marc Anthony.

He joins a roster that already includes Gente de Zona, Motiff, Nacho, Il Volo for Latin America and, Anthony, among other acts.

“I’m very grateful to Marc and his team for making me feel at home and for being part of an exciting new chapter in my career,” said Sensation in a statement.

The Colombian-born DJ is also signed as a recording artist with In-Tu-Linea, the indie label distributed by UMLE, and is slated to release a solo album soon.

Magnus was launched in early 2015 and aside from its talent agency, also includes a label, management, publishing, merchandising and distribution divisions. MTA is run directly by Michel Vega, Magnus’ CEO, who as the longtime former head of Latin music at WME booked some of Latin music’s premiere acts for years.

“Opening an agency made complete sense to us as part of our overall portfolio,” Vega told Billboard. “And we absolutely want to grow. This is a big focus of ours.”

MadMusick Signs Global Representation Deal with Universal Music Publishing Group

MadMusick is going global…

The writer-producer team, comprised of Puerto Rican brothers Giencarlos and Jonathan Rivera, have signed an exclusive global representation agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

MadMusick

MadMusick is responsible for major hits like Daddy Yankee’s “Limbo” and Maluma’s “La Temperatura” (which they co-wrote and co-produced).

The Rivera brothers, who also go by Yan MadMusick and Yon MadMusick, have also written and produced tracks for the likes of Yandel (“Moviendo caderas”) and Alexis y Fido (“Rompe la cintura”).

They’re currently working on new projects with Maluma, Don Omar and Nacho’s upcoming single featuring Wisin and Randy Malcom.

“MadMusick speaks to a young global audience,” Ana Rosa Santiago, VP Latin Music at UMPG, said in a statement. “While they specialize in urban music, they work across genres and generations, writing and producing music with artists from many different backgrounds. I’m thrilled to welcome them to UMPG.”

MadMusick are the latest high-profile UMPG signing. Last year, the publisher signed Romeo Santos to his first major publishing deal and also began administering the publishing catalog of Roc Nation Latin.

“After a long time searching for the right publishing house, we found the company that believes in us and in our vision,” the Rivera brothers said in a statement.

Nacho Releases “Valiente,” A Powerful Song Dedicated to His Native Venezuela

Nacho is hoping to bring hope to his native land…

The 33-year-old Venezuelan singer, of duo Chino Y Nacho, has released a heartfelt song dedicated to his native country.

Nacho aka Ignacio Mendoza

In the midst of turbulent times in Venezuela, Nacho, whose real name is Ignacio Mendoza, hopes the single will become an anthem of hope and motivation.

Nacho released “Valiente” to coincide with the Sept 1. march in Venezuela, billed as “the taking of Caracas,” where thousands of protesters have taken the streets to demand the ousting of President Nicolás Maduro.

“I can almost break the chains, I can almost scream that freedom has arrived / My feet will be back on the road and I will walk for a better future, because waiting exasperates me,” sings Nacho accompanied by his band Los Fantásticos. “How I wish to go back in time, return to the time of magic and fantasy, the luck I had when I was younger.”

The singer and songwriter, whose been very vocal on the Venezuela economic crisis, took to social media to apologize for not being able to march along with his countrymen due to a family emergency.

“Everything was ready for me to travel,” he said in the post showing his airplane ticket. “I wish that the march and journey is a successful and peaceful one. Please don’t take weapons and control yourselves … Let’s take back our country. God bless you. I love you!”

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