Karol G will be ringing in the New Year in the Big Apple…
The 30-year-old Colombian singer is set to perform at this year’s 50th anniversary edition of ABC’s holiday staple Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.
Karol G will perform from Manhattan, alongside new additions to the bill Rock Hall of Famers Journey and R&B singer Chlöe.
LL Cool J will play a pre-midnight set in Times Square, and Emmy-winning Posealum Billy Porter with perform a medley aboard the riverboat Louis Armstrong on the Mississippi River as part of the annual NYE show.
They join previously announced performers including Daddy Yankee in Puerto Rico and a Los Angeles bill that includes Ciara, Avril Lavigne & Travis Barker, Big Boi, OneRepublic and French Montana.
Ryan Seacrest will host New Year’s Rockin’ Eve for a 17th year from Times Square, joined by rookie co-hosts Porter from New Orleans, Liza Koshy in NYC and Roselyn Sanchez in Puerto Rico — the inaugural destination for the show’s first Spanish-language countdown.
ABC’s 50th annual Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest starts at 8:00 pm on December 31.
Jennifer Lopezhas ended the year as the belle of the (crystal) ball…
The 51-year-old Puerto Rican superstar closed out 2020 with a powerful and emotional performance on Thursday night, while taking the stage in New York’s Times Square.
Lopez, who headlined the 49th annual Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021on ABC. began by standing on a 20-foot tall column with a white coat covered in six large white feathered layers that cascaded all the way to the ground. JLo donned a glittery diamond head mask before taking it off, tossing off the massive coat, and showing off a glittering tight pants and a blazer with dramatic shoulders.
While performing her latest single “In the Morning,” J.Lo took a moment to reflect on the challenging year and remember the people we lost during the pandemic.
“2020 is almost over. We made it. We made it,” she said before getting teary-eyed. “If this year taught us anything, it taught us to be grateful for what we do have — to cherish every moment. We lost too many. Too many.”
Lopez also performed a montage of her hit songs, including “Dance Again” and “Waiting for Tonight,” and delivered a dazzling cover of Aerosmith‘s “Dream On.”
“Tonight we’re going to live, we’re going to love and we’re going to dance again,” she added, referring to her 2012 song “Dance Again.” “And we’re going to keep on dreaming. Twenty years ago, I sang this song, and we never needed it more than tonight.”
In addition to Lopez, the New Years Rockin’ Eve special also featured performances by Miley Cyrus, Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Nellyand others.
The Latin boy band will be ringing in the new year with a performance on NBC’s New Year’s Eve 2021 program.
CNCO joins a roster of new additions to the lineup that includes Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Chloe x Halle, Jason Derulo, Kirstin Maldonado and her Pentatonixgroup mates.
Carson Daly will host NBC’s New Year’s Eve special live from Times Square in NYC. Amber Ruffin, the star of Peacock’s The Amber Ruffin Showand writer for Late Night With Seth Meyers, and Stephen “tWitch” Boss, DJ and co-executive producer for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, will join him as co-hosts.
The star-studded lineup also includes AJR, Goo Goo Dolls, Kylie Minogue, Busta Rhymes with Anderson .Paak, Bebe Rexhawith Doja Cat, and Sting with Shirazee.
NBC’s New Year’s Eve 2021 will air on Thursday, December 31, at 10:00-11:00 pm and 11:30 pm-12:30 am. ET on NBC.
The 41-year-old half-Dominican actress is joining the Season 5 cast of NBC’sBlindspotin a recurring role.
Blindspot, from Warner Bros. Television, started off with a beautiful woman (Jaime Alexander) with no memories of her past being found naked in Times Squarewith her body fully covered in intricate tattoos. Her discovery sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI.
Cerda will play Ivy Sands. Further character details are being kept under wraps
Cerda was most recently seen in Showtime’sThe Loudest Voice, as Wendi Deng, Rubert Murdoch’s (Simon McBurney) younger wife.
On the big screen she’ll next be seen in Joker.
Her other television credits include Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Kevin Can Wait and Billions.
Jenni Rivera’s family is commemorating her 50th birthday in a special way…
The Riveras havedebuted a new emotional ballad recorded at the prime of the late singer’s career before she died in a plane crash in 2012.
“Aparentemente Bien” is about a broken heart and shows an emotional side of the regional Mexican star who is heard having a heart-rending moment during the recording of the song.
“I was surprised she was crying,” says Jenni’s sister Rosie Rivera. “To allow herself to be so vulnerable. I think it’s an empowering song and she was living in the moment.”
The song was discovered by sibling Juan Riveraon a hard drive, among several others, about three years ago after his sister died. “It was like a puzzle,” says Rosie, referring to the discovery of the songs. “To hear Jenni’s voice with a new song is a spectacular feeling.”
The Rivera family decided to wait for the right moment before releasing the track, which will be followed by others in a span of about a year before a new album debuts, Rosie said. The new music is part of several projects that were recently announced, including a biopic, among other projects.
“We weren’t sure about releasing this music three years ago,” Rosie said. “We weren’t sure if the world was ready, if the kids were ready. We feel everyone is getting a better place and is ready for her 50th birthday (July 2), the golden year. We want to give her the best.”
The new song was written by “Despacito” co-writer Erica Enderand Alejandro Lerner. Ender met Rivera in 2009 at a Miami after party following the Billboard Latin Music Awardsand both talked about music and working together. Ender sent Rivera music for consideration.
“I didn’t hear anything from Jenni,” Ender tells Billboard. “When I recently heard the song I thought it was Jenni’s daughter singing. When her family told me it was actually Jenni it was so emotional. The lyrics of the song also relate to how people feel about her loss.”
Rosie calls this new chapter part of a “takeover year” as a gift to fans who will see and hear different sides of the singer with many surprises along the way. Marlon Villardirected the “Aparentemente Bien” video, which features a substantial cast, including the Rivera family, actors portraying real moments from the Long Beach, Calif.-born singer’s life and stories that fans have lived as well and continue sharing with the Riveras.
Villar conceived and directed Ricardo Arjona‘s first-ever animated music video “El Cielo a Mi Favor” in 2018. The new Rivera music video has aWalt Disneytouch featuring Villar’s vibrant style.
The filmmakers of the new video also traveled to Iturbide, Mexico, where Rivera died. This week’s launch includes a new Jenni Rivera makeup line and a day after Fourth of July, Rivera’s image and new music will be part of a Times Squarebillboard for the day through aSpotifycampaign. The digital music platform will also celebrate Rivera’s birthday with a video series going live on July 2.
“This is a way to feel my daughter again,” said Rivera’s mother Doña Rosa. “She’ll continue singing and we are happy about that, but it’s also bittersweet because I won’t get to see her. But I feel her in my heart.”
The 47-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer will return to the scene of her infamous major malfunction in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, agreeing to another performance this year for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.
Carey was the victim of an alleged technical malfunction when she appeared on the globally televised program in 2016-17, though her bizarre off-camera demeanor made others question whether sound was the issue. Carey wound up walking around the stage without singing in what many described as a meltdown.
A representative for Carey blamed Dick Clark Productions. saying “production set her up to fail”; DCP called that claim “absurd.”
This year, Carey will take another stab at performing in the New Year’s Eve celebration, taking the stage at 11:45 p.m.
Carey recently changed managers, and the switch to Roc Nation might have prompted the return.
Other performers scheduled to appear include Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas and Sugarland. Britney Spears will appear for a remote cameo from Las Vegas.
Ally Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui are preparing for a televised jam session this summer…
The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members, Normani Kordei and Dinah Jane, have been added to the lineup for Good Morning America‘s 2017 Summer Concert Series.
Fifth Harmony will take the stage on the third week (June 2) of the 17-week series, which takes place live from the SummerStage in New York City’s Central Park.
The Summer Concert Series will kick off on May 19 with Green Day performing songs from their latest, Revolution Radio.
Other schedules appearances include Florida George Line, The Chainsmokers, The Lumineers, Little Big Town, Bebe Rexha, Big Sean, Lady Antebellum and many others.
All the concerts are free and open to the public and will take place at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 am ET.
Here’s the full lineup:
May 19 – Green Day (#GreenDayOnGMA)
May 26 – Florida Georgia Line & Nelly (#FGLonGMA and #NellyOnGMA)
June 2 – Fifth Harmony (#5HOnGMA)
June 9 – The Chainsmokers* (#ChainsmokersOnGMA)
June 16 – The Lumineers (#LumineersOnGMA)
June 23 – Little Big Town (#LittleBigTownOnGMA)
June 30 – Bebe Rexha* (#BebeOnGMA)
July 7 – Big Sean (#BigSeanOnGMA)
July 14 – Lady Antebellum (#LadyAOnGMA)
July 21 – Zedd featuring Alessia Cara (#ZeddOnGMA and #AlessiaOnGMA)
July 28 – Imagine Dragons (#ImagineDragonsOnGMA)
August 4 – Linkin Park (#LinkinParkOnGMA)
August 11 – Bleachers (#BleachersOnGMA)
August 18 – Eric Church (#EricChurchOnGMA)
August 25 – Paramore (#ParamoreOnGMA)
September 1 – Jason Derulo (#DeruloOnGMA)
Date TBD – Dierks Bentley*
(*The Chainsmokers will require advanced tickets for entry; tickets will be available closer to the show date. Bebe Rexha will perform in GMA‘s Times Square studio and the Bentley show information will be announced later.)
CNCO is ready to take the Latin music world by storm…
The musical group, the winners of Univision’s La Banda reality singing competition, have released “Tan Fácil,” CNCO’s first original single, a catchy up-tempo, urban track.
The group, comprised of Christopher Velez, Erick Brian Colon, Joel Pimentel, Richard Camacho and Zabdiel de Jesus, not only signed a record deal with Sony Music Latin. They also performed at New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve and will be opening up for Ricky Martin on his “One World Tour” in Latin America.
The fourth leg of the tour launches in February in Puerto Rico and will continue in Argentina and Chile.
Kirstie Maldonado is Square-ing up for New Years Eve…
The 23-year-old half-Mexican, part Spanish-American singer and her fellow Pentatonix members have been added to the list of performers for this year’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest in Times Square, New York City.
It will be Pentatonix’s first appearance on the annual holiday extravaganza.
In addition to Pentatonix, the list of recently added performers includes Nick Jonas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Joe Jonas-fronted DNCE.
Additionally, Alessia Cara, OMI and Nathan Sykes will join the fun of the New Year festivities.
In Los Angeles, there will be the West Coast celebration hosted by Fergieand will feature the last performance from One Direction before their indefinite hiatus.
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve will broadcast live at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 31 on ABC.