Anitta Teams Up with Saweetie for New All-English Single “Faking Love”

Anitta isn’t afraid to Fake it…

The 28-year-old Brazilian singer has joined voices with Saweetie to release her new single “Faking Love.”

Anitta & Saweetie

The all-English collaboration follows the release of Anitta’s uptempo bossanova single “Girl From Rio.”

“She is the badass boss bi—,” the Brazilian artist said on Instagram of her collab partner.

Produced by Andres Torres, Mauricio Rengifo and Ryan Tedder, the song is an edgy, midtempo Brazilian funk track featuring Saweetie’s slick rap verses.

“I’ve been faking love with you,” Anitta sings in the track that’s about a girl who shows no remorse after a breakup.

The music video, helmed by director duo Bradley & Pablo, shows both artists in a cheeky and conceptual setting.

Anitta to Take Part in Special One-On-One Conversation with Ryan Tedder at This Year’s Virtual Latin Music Week

Anitta is ready to open up about being a girl from Rio

The 27-year-old Brazilian singer, who recently released the Cardi B & Myke Towers collaboration “Me Gusta,” will take part in this year’s virtual Latin Music Week (Oct. 20-23).

AnittaAnitta joins a list of new additions to the roster that includes Anuel AA, Becky G, Nicky JamLos Tigres del Norte and Wisin.

Anitta and producer and lead singer of OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder, will take part in a one-on-one conversation about working together on Anitta’s forthcoming album, Girl From Rio and much more.

Puerto Rican rapper and Billboard Latin Music Awards finalist Anuel AA will be joined by his close friend, Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx, to talk about their upcoming joint music and film projects, including a documentary on Anuel’s life, produced by Anuel, Foxx, and RD Whittington.

Mexican-American hitmaker Becky G will join Jorge and Hernán Hernández from the iconic norteño group Los Tigres del Norte to discuss the role artists currently play in engaging voters and the immigrant experience as seen by two generations of iconic Mexican American artists.

Reggaeton star Nicky Jam will discuss the process behind his songs with Billboard’s Latin industry lead Leila Cobo for the “Sony ATV Iconic Songwriter” panel.

And Latin urban superstar Wisin will be joined by Latin music executive Walter Kolm to chat about how the two are expanding into their own label operations, how they are discovering new talent and creating new and novel marketing and promotions strategies in the music business, in a panel moderated by Enrique Santos, chairman and chief creative officer of iHeart Latino.

The newly-announced panelists join a star-studded Latin Music Week that will also feature superstar speakers like J Balvin, Maluma, Jennifer Lopez, Rosalía, Ozuna, Carlos Vives, Sech and Camilo. This year’s Latin Music Week, which was originally scheduled to take place April 20-23 in Las Vegas, NV and was postponed due to COVID-19.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary as the longest-running and biggest Latin music industry, the three day immersive experience dedicated to Latin Music, culture and entertainment, will feature intimate artist conversations, industry panels, workshops and performances. Additional participants and schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. To reserve a spot and receive updates, RSVP here.

Anitta Signs Recording Deal with Warner Records

Anitta is ready to breakthrough in the United States…

The 27-year-old Brazilian singer, a massive star in Latin America, has signed a recording contract with Warner Records. And she’s eyeing the release of a multilingual debut, to be produced by Ryan Tedder, in the U.S. later this year. 

Anitta

Anitta fuses elements of reggaetón, bossa nova, R&B, hip-hop, EDM and funk carioca to create her own unique musical blend. 

She’s previously collaborated with the likes of Miley CyrusBecky GJ BalvinKaty PerryDavid Guetta and P. Diddy.

Already a star in her native Brazil — where Anitta is the most streamed artist — and beyond, Anitta’s digital profile includes 47 million Instagram followers, nearly 5 billion YouTube views, in addition to more than 14 million YouTube subscribers, and 6.5 billion cumulative Spotif ystreams. 

She has been nominated for five Latin Grammys and has won 6 MTV EMAs. She was set to perform at Coachellaand Rock In Riothis year before the COVID-19pandemic caused the cancellation of both.

“I’m so excited to join the U.S. Warner Records team,” said Anitta, who is based in Rio de Janeiro. “It’s the most important moment in my career. Now, I can show more about my art and culture to the world internationally. I can’t wait for everyone to hear all the new music I’ve been working on, which will be a fresh blend of both Spanish and English.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with the global Warner Music Latin team to bring Anitta’s incredible music to the U.S. and beyond. Anitta is truly unlike any artist we’ve ever experienced,” said Aaron Bay-Schuck and Tom Corson, co-chairmen of Warner Records. “ She’s not only an extraordinary musical talent, but is a blazing creative force, an electrifying performer and a true cultural phenomenon.”

Alana De La Garza Appears in CBS’ New Video Tribute to America’s COVID-19 Frontline Health Workers & First Responders

Alana De La Garza is helping honor the country’s coronavirus pandemic frontliners…

The 43-year-old half-Mexican American actress appears in a special CBS video tribute to America’s frontline health workers and first responders.

Alana de la Garza

The “Better Days” tribute, which features a new OneRepublic track, kicks off a new campaign the network has dubbed “CBS Salutes.” 

It premiered between 10:00 and 11:00 pm ET/PT during the season finale of Survivor on CBS and across social media. 

OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder introduces the tribute, which appears over a live acoustic quarantine version of the song.

“There aren’t enough thank-yous in the world for all the amazing people working on the front lines saving lives right now,” Tedder says. “I, along with everyone at CBS, salute you.”

In addition to de la Garza, who appears on CBS’ FBI series, appears alongside othe CBS stars, including Walton Goggins (The Unicorn), LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Sonequa Martin-Green (CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery), among others.

But the real stars of the video are the doctors, nurses, hospital staffers, police, firefighters, EMTs and others who’ve worked to keep the rest of us healthy and safe, with plenty of them spotlighted in the video.

This is the first salvo in the “CBS Salutes” initiative that’ll use popular music artists along with CBS talent saluting special causes. 

Cabello Teaming with One Republic’s Ryan Tedder on New Music

It’s one republic for Camila Cabello

The 20-year-old Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony member is spending studio time with One Republic’s Ryan Tedder.

Camila Cabello & Ryan Tedder

Earlier this week, Cabello and Tedder took to Twitter to give fans a peek at what they were up to: making music together. Tedder was the first to tease their forthcoming collaboration, sharing a video with Cabello in the studio.

“Studio moments of musical genius with Camila Cabello,” Tedder captioned the video.

After retweeting Tedder and OneRepublic, Cabello chimed in herself by replying to Tedder using a series of emojis including hearts, piano keys and a guitar.

Although neither Cabello nor Tedder gave any hint as to what exactly they were working on, but OneRepublic had announced that new music is on the way earlier that day — so it seemingly won’t be long before we find out more.

It’s the latest in a line of collaborations for Cabello since announcing her departure from Fifth Harmony.

Most recently, Cabello partnered with Pitbull and J Balvin for the Fate of the Furious track, “Hey Ma.” She’s also working with Major Lazer on new music, and joined voices with Cashmere Cat on “Love Incredible.”

Before leaving the all-girl Group, Cabello worked with Shawn Mendes and Machine Gun Kelly as well.

 

Lovato’s “Neon Lights” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart

Demi Lovato has plenty of reason to do a happy dance 

The 21-year-old part Mexican American singer, actress and former The X Factor judge’s latest single “Neon Lights” has reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.

Demi Lovato

It’s Lovato’s first chart-topper on the dance charts and her second Billboard No. 1 overall. She previously scored a No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart with “Give Your Heart a Break.”

Lovato, a two-time People’s Choice Award winner earlier this month, wrote “Neon Lights” – the third single from her fourth album Demi – with Mario Marchetti, Tiffany Vartanyan, Noel Zancanella and One Republic’s Ryan Tedder, who produced the song.

The track, which features elements of electropop and dance-pop and prominent EDM influences has been described by one critic as a “rave-tastic synth anthem.”

Miguel to Serve as a Mentor on NBC’s “The Voice” This Season

Miguel is headed to The Voice

The 27-year-old half-Mexican singer-songwriter has signed on to serve as a mentor on the upcoming fifth season of NBC’s hit singing competition.

Miguel

Miguel will join fellow mentors Cher, Ed Sheeran and Ryan Tedder on the show this season.

He’ll partner up with returning coach Cee-Lo Green to advise the member’s of Green’s team.

Believe” songstress Cher will team up with coach Blake Shelton. British star Sheeran will lend a helping hand to Christina Aguileras team. OneRepublic‘s frontman Tedder will mentor Adam Levines team.

“This group of wildly successful musicians will add their distinctive talents to their respective teams,” says Paul Telegdy, President of Late Night and Alternative Programming on NBC Entertainment. “I know Christina, Adam, CeeLo and Blake are very much looking forward to having them come aboard.”

The new season of “The Voice” premieres on Monday, September 23 at 8/7c on NBC.

Xtina and Cee-Lo return to the show after taking a break last season and were replaced by Shakira and Usher, who will return for the sixth installment in 2014.

Lovato Releases Cover Art for Fourth Album “Demi”

Demi Lovato isn’t afraid to channel her inner silver screen goddess…

The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer released the cover art for her upcoming fourth studio album this week, featuring Lovato covered in silver body paint.

Demi Lovato's Demi Cover Art

In February, Lovato released “Heart Attack,” the lead single from the album Demi, which will go on sale on May 14 through Hollywood Records. The song, which scored her biggest sales week for a single upon its debut, currently sits at No. 21 on the current Hot 100 chart.

Meanwhile, the official music video for the single will premiere this coming Tuesday night (April 9) on E! News.

Demi is the follow-up to 2011’s Unbroken, which has sold 448,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album was led by the ballad “Skyscraper,” which gave Lovato her first Top 10 single, and also spawned the hit “Give Your Heart a Break,” which spent 32 weeks on the Hot 100 in 2012.

The Suspex, Ryan Tedder, Carl Falk, Jonas Jeberg, Matt Rad and Rami Yacoub are among the producers and writers with credits on Demi.

“It’s better than anything I have ever done! I experimented with a variety of different sounds and poured my heart into writing these songs,” said Lovato, who will be returning as a judge on The X Factor, in a statement. “I’m so excited for everyone to finally get the chance to hear them!”

Pre-orders for Demi began on Tuesday in North America, and this coming Tuesday (April 9) for the rest of the world.