Reykon to Speak at This Year’s Latino Show Conference and Awards in Colombia

Reykonis ready for a South American showcase…

The 32-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer will take part in the 2019 Latino Show Conference and Awards taking place this week in Bogota, Colombia.


Reykon, known for hits like “El Chisme” and “Latina” featuring Maluma, will be present during the Week of Latin Musicin Colombia to talk about his experience and how he managed to position himself in the music industry. 

Dubbed as the most important promotion platform for Latin music in the South American country, according to an official statement, Latino Show Conference and Awards offers artists, promoters, music executives, record labels, and producers a great opportunity for networking. 

Besides Reykon, music acts who will attend the event include Chocquibtown, Rio Roma, Lupillo Rivera, and Shaila Durcal to name a few. 

The 2019 Latino Show Conference and Awards will take place on October 8, 9, and 10 at the Hotel Grand Hyatt Bogota in Colombia.

Jesse & Joy Among Acts Scheduled to Perform at Juan Gabriel Tribute Concert

Jesse & Joy will honor El Divo de Juárez with a special performance…

The Latin Grammy-winning Mexican duo, comprised of Jesse Huerta and his sister Joy Huerta, have joined the star-studded roster for the tribute concert for the late Juan GabrielEternamente Juan Gabriel, taking place on February 18.

Jesse & Joy

In addition to Jesse & Joy, the lineup includes Juanes, David BisbalPepe Aguilar, Natalia Laforurcade and Luis Fonsi.

The official event poster with the artists performing at Foro Pegaso in the State of Mexico has been shared over social media.

Other confirmed singers include Yuri, EmmanuelIndia, Shaila Dúrcal, Yuridia, Kinky, John Fogerty, Aída Cuevas, Fernando de la Mora and Andrea Bocelli.

In a video shared on Gabriel’s official Twitter account, Juanes invites his fans to join him for a “heartfelt tribute” honoring the late singer.

Eternamente Juan Gabriel was announced by the chart-topping artist’s family back in December.

“We have the support of Mexico’s government to produce something of high quality, just like the concerts my father gave us,” the singer’s son, Iván Aguilera, said in a press conference. “It will be something very special where people will be able to relive the experience of watching their idol Juan Gabriel.”

Gustavo Farias, musical producer for the tribute concert, offered details about the production, teasing a “very big surprise”: “During performances, we will be showing images of Juan Gabriel but we have a very, very big surprise. I can’t say much yet but we will be using high quality technology.”

Durcal Among Artists to Perform at Special Tribute Concert for the Late Juan Gabriel

Shaila Durcal is paying tribute to a Mexican legend…

The 37-year-old Spanish Grammy nominated singer-songwriter will perform at a special tribute concert for the late Juan Gabriel.

Shaila Durcal

The homage, entitled Eternamente Juan Gabriel, will take place on February 18 at Foro Pegaso in the State of Mexico, with tickets going on sale in January.

The concert details, revealed four months after the death of Mexican music icon, were announced by Gabriel’s son Iván Aguilera during a press conference in Mexico.

Aguilera said the ambitious tribute concert will the first of many they plan to produce in Mexico and other countries.

“We are here to announce the first official concert that our family is planning in honor of my father Juan Gabriel. We have the support of Mexico’s government to produce something of high quality, just like the concerts my father gave us … It will be something very special where people will be able to relive the experience of watching their idol Juan Gabriel.”

In addition to Durcal, the daughter of the late Rocio Durcal, who collaborated with Gabriel several times throughout their music careers, artists set to participate include JuanesJesse & JoyDavid BisbalNatalia Lafourcade and Aída Cuevas, among others. Gustavo Farias will serve as musical producer.

“During performances, we will be showing images of Juan Gabriel but we have a very very big surprise. I can’t say much yet but we will be using high quality technology,” Farias said hinting at a possible Juan Gabriel hologram for the concert.

Eternamente Juan Gabriel follows the special tribute that took place back in September in Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes just days after the “Amor eterno” singer passed away in Santa Monica, California at the age of 66 on August 28.

Durcal to Perform at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Shaila Durcal is ready to sing for a massive television audience…

The 37-year-old Spanish Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter has been added to the long list of performers for the 2016 Latin American Music Awards.

Shaila Durcal

Durcal, the daughter of Rocío Dúrcal, released her self-titled album in March 2015.

In addition to Durcal, the fourth and final announcement of performers includes Lila Downs, and Aida Cuevas, who along with Mariachi de Mi Tierra, will pay tribute and honor the late singer Juan Gabriel. The special homage will be produced by Gabriel’s longtime producer and orchestra director, Juan Magallanes.

The new list of performers join previously announced artists including PitbullSofía ReyesFranco de VitaLa Santa CeciliaBecky GNicky JamChocQuibTownMiguelBosé, CNCOGente de Zona and Jesse & Joy.

Banda MS and Yandel lead this year’s nominees with six nods each. Other nominees include J BalvinEnrique Iglesias and Los Plebes de Ariel Camacho. 

The 2016 Latin AMAs are set to take place on October 6 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony, hosted by Mexican singer and actress Lucero, will broadcast live on Telemundo.

3Ball MTY Receives 12 Billboard Mexican Music Award Nominations

The three members of 3Ball MTY are probably blowing Besos al Aire to their fans after earning the most Billboard Mexican Music Award nominations.  

3Ball MTY

The Mexican DJ collective, which is comprised of Erick Rincon, Sergio Zavala (Dj Sheeqo Beat) and Alberto Presenda (Dj Otto), earned nods in 12 categories. 3Ball MTY’s mix of cumbia and electronica is currently at the forefront of the new tribal music movement.

3BallMTY, who had its national television debut at last year’s Mexican Music Awards, broke ground with their infectious single “Inténtalo,” a finalist in the Song of the Year, Song of the Year-Vocal Event and Duranguense/Grupero/Cumbia Song of the Year categories.

Following right behind 3Ball MTY: hard-hitting corrido singer/songwriter Gerardo Ortiz, a finalist in 11 categories, and eclectic singer/songwriter Espinoza Paz, with 11 nods in 10 categories (he competes against himself in the Banda Album of the Year category).

Other leading finalists include perennial hitmakers La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho, competing for nine awards, including Artist of the Year and Songs Artist of the Year. La Arrolladora’s hit “Llamada de mi Ex” is also a finalist for Song of the Year and Banda Song of the Year. La Arrolladora’s director, Fernando Camacho Tirado is also a finalist in the Producer of the year category, an award he won in 2011.

Meanwhile, Julión Alvarez y Su Norteño Banda received six nods-including Artist of the year-Duo or Troup and Airplay Artist of the Year– and América Sierra, the featured vocalist in 3BallMTY’s hit “Inténtalo” with five. Alvarez is also a finalist for Producer of the Year.

Finalists up for four awards include Jenni Rivera, Shaila Durcal, Vicente Fernandez and Joan Sebastian. Those up for three awards include Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga, El Bebeto and Tierra Cali.

The second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Telemundo Oct. 18.

The Billboard Mexican Music Awards are the only nationally televised awards that exclusively honor regional Mexican music. Finalists and winners of the 33 awards are determined by chart performance as chronicled in Billboard Magazine and on Award categories are based on album and digital track sales data provided by Nielsen SoundScan and radio airplay monitored by Nielsen BDS.

Aguilar Receives Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pepe Aguilar has officially left his mark in Hollywood…

The 42-year-old Mexican American ranchera and mariachi singer, who will be touring with Shaila Durcal and Joan Sebastian this fall, received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Thursday.

Pepe Aguilar
“It’s an honor for me. I feel honored to be here on this very beautiful occasion. But, above all, it’s an honor for the music I represent,” said Aguilar, who was accompanied by relatives, friends and fans.

Dressed in a dark suit and sunglasses, Aguilar unveiled his star, which was No. 2,474 among those bestowed upon celebrities from film, television, radio and music by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Aguilera’s star is located at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard. It’s placed next to the star of another ranchera music legend, Pepe’s father Antonio Aguilar.

“A man who came from Zacatecas before having that star (and) slept on the streets of Los Angeles like one more undocumented (immigrant),” said the singer regarding his father.

Aguilar, who has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards, was the first singer of Mexican descent to sing at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. And, he was the first Latino to sing at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. He has sold millions of albums worldwide.

Durcal to Tour with Joan Sebastian and Pepe Aguilar

Shaila Durcal is getting ready to leave a special footprint on her fans…

The 32-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter will be co-headlining a tour with Mexican stars Joan Sebastian and Pepe Aguilar.

Shaila Durcal

Entitled Dejando Huella…Una Historia Musical, the 16-date tour will kick off in Kansas City this September.

The tour was originally slated to begin June 22 in Washington DC, but the first eight tour dates were postponed. Dejando Huella may have been affected by an overcrowded Latin tour schedule that included a triple-threat tour featuring Chayanne, Marc Anthony and Marco Antonio Solís; the Jennifer López, Enrique Iglesias and Frankie J. tour; and Vicente Fernández‘s farewell tour.

Dejando Huella stood out from others because it included Latin equestrian shows that have traditionally been part of Aguilar and Sebastian’s sets, as well as jaripeo performances that are considered a form of bull riding practiced in Mexico.

Here’s a complete look at the Dejando Huella tour dates:

Sept. 22: Kansas City (Sprint Center)
Sept. 23: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
Sept. 28: El Paso, Texas (El Paso Coliseum)
Sept. 29: Laredo, Texas (Laredo Energy Arena)
Sept. 30: Hidalgo, Texas (State Farm Arena)
Date TBA: Phoenix, Ariz., (US Airways Center)
Date TBA: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)

Shakira Tops Best Dressed List at the Latin Grammys…

It may be considered the grandest night to showcase and recognize the incredible talent in Latin music… But the Latin Grammy Awards have also become a style showcase for some of the brightest stars en el mundo Hispano

Before last night’s awards show at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay, the stars shone bright as they strutted down the green carpet.

Here’s a look at the night’s best-dressed celebrities:

Shakira on the Latin Grammys Green Carpet

It’s no wonder she’s this year’s Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year… Every thing Shakira touches turns to gold! And, the Colombian singer/songwriter, who picked up a Latin Grammy for best female pop vocal album for “Sale el Sol,” looked oh-so-golden and gorgeous in this bejeweled princess gown with fitted bodice and flowing train.

Sofia Vergara on the Latin Grammys Green Carpet

Sofia Vergara
She topped the best-dressed list at this year’s Emmy Awards… And the Colombian bombshell is in top form again. The “Modern Family” star looked stunning in a silver embroidered Reem Acra strapless gown that showed off her enviable assets. And, she paired the show-stopping dress with bling from her own jewelry collection for Kmart.

Zoe Saldana on the Latin Grammys Green Carpet

Zoe Saldana
Saldana must’ve left onlookers green with envy! The half-Dominican, half-Puerto Rican actress traded in the Avatar blue, for Kelly green at this year’s Latin Grammys. And, she looked nothing but magnificent in this cap-sleeved, sequined Elie Saab gown.

Shaila Durcal on the Latin Grammys Green Carpet

Shaila Durcal
To quote the title of her latest album released this week, “Asíse hace!  (That’s how it’s done!). The Mexican singer channels the classic style and elegance of the Roaring Twenties in this gold-and-graphic sequined gown and finger wave hairstyle.

Demi Lovato on the Latin Grammys Green Carpet

Demi Lovato
She may only be 19, but Lovato wasn’t afraid to show her mature side. The part-Mexican singer and actress donned a cleavage-baring magenta Roland Mouret sleeved gown with pure confidence on the green carpet—proving the “Skyscraper” singer is well past her Disney days!


 Chiquinquira Delgado on the Latin Grammys Green Carpet

Chiquinquira Delgado
The ¡Despierta América! host gives a little razzle-dazzle in the arrivals area. Before taking the stage to present an award, the Venezuelan beauty had jaws dropping in this gorgeous gold, one-sleeved gown.

Adrienne Bailon on the Latin Grammys Green Carpet

Adrienne Bailon
The former “Cheetah Girl,” who earlier this week showed off her dance moved on Univision’s Mira quién baila, played a sexy game of peek-a-boo in this oh-so-hot herringbone plaid gown with cutout sides.

Paulina Rubio on the Latin Grammys Green Carpet

Paulina Rubio
The Mexican singer—who took the stage to perform with Los Tigres del Norte during the show in a leg-baring sequined outit—covered up on the green carpet. But that didn’t stop her from sparkling in a metallic silver cutout gown that featured peplum detailing.

So who do you think was the best-dressed beauty at last night’s Latin Grammys?

Suds, Songs & Scholarships? Durcal Performing at Laudromats for Education…

Christina Aguilera may croon about workin‘ at the “Car Wash But Mexican singer Shaila Durcal is takin’ it a step further. She’s actually performing at laundromats.

The 32-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter is serenading audiences at lavanderías in Miami and Los Angeles to raise awareness for a college scholarship fund for Latinos.

Durcal’s mariachi-accompanied performances are aimed at highlighting the Hispanic Scholarship Fund‘s Gracias Mama program, which recognizes mothers and their role in their children’s academic success. It’s part of

“I am very happy to be part of this program,” says the Latin Grammy nominated singer of her participation in the “Take a Load Off” events, which are sponsored by Clorox. “because it recognizes all those moms who encourage their children to make education a priority in order to help them succeed in life.”

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is currently accepting applications for the education scholarships, which require a 500-word essay describing the role the applicant’s mom or mother figure has played in their education.

“Since I was a child, I dreamed of being an artist, and my mother always encouraged me to follow my dream,” says the daughter of the late Rocio Durcal, the beloved Spanish singer who has sold 53 million records worldwide. “But [she] also taught me the importance of going to school and getting an education.”

The deadline for applications is January 17, 2012. HSF will select five students to each receive one $12,000 scholarship, as well as a $500 spa day certificate for their mom or mother figure.

Click here for more information on the Gracias Mama scholarship program.

Meanwhile, Durcal’s latest album, “Así,” will be released on November 11.

Gerardo Ortiz Wins Big at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards…

“El Rey del Corrido” Gerardo Ortiz is this year’s king of the Billboard Mexican Music Awards—an awards show dedicated entirely to regional Mexican music, the top-selling genre of Latin music in the United States.

During last night’s awards show at Los Angeles’s Orpheum Theater, the 22-year-old corridor singer won six awards, including Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year and Male Artist of the Year.

When he wasn’t picking up awards, the Mexican singer, who calls his tunes “progressive corridos,” took the stage to perform “Ese Amor,” his Spanish cover of Bob Marley‘s “Is This Love” led by accordion.

Other award winners included banda and ranchera diva Jenni Rivera, who won Artist of the Year, Female; Larry HernándezVicente Fernández and  Julión Alvarez y su Norteño Banda.

Mexican telenovela star Kate del Castillo and singer Pedro Fernandez co-hosted the show, which also featured performances by Shaila Durcal, Larry Hernandez and Jenni Rivera.

The first-ever Billboard Mexican Music Awards show will be broadcast on Telemundo on October 27 at 7:00 pm ET.