Cardi B Releases Booty-Bouncing New Track “Up”

Cardi B is ready to rise up the charts…

The 28-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar has released her latest single, the booty-bouncing track “Up,” as well as the song’s steamy music video.

Cardi B

Kicking off the clip in a cemetery, Cardi B, clad in a black corset, bids last year a final farewell as she steps on a man laying on top of a “RIP 2020” burial plot.

And it’s all up from there.

There’s twerking, tongue kissing and titillating looks, with Cardi B announcing: “Bardi’s back, and all you bitches f – – ked.”

Cardi B announced her new single on Monday, sharing the cover artwork and writing, “LETS GOOOOOO!”

It’s the follow-up single to Cardi B’s last release was “WAP,” her blockbuster team-up with Megan Thee Stallion that topped the Billboard Hot 100 last August.

 

She was named Billboard‘s 2020 Woman of the Year in December, accepting the honor from Breonna Taylor‘s mom, Tamika Palmer.

This weekend, Cardi B will be featured in an Uber Eats Super Bowl commercial alongside Mike Myers and Dana Carvey for the return of their Wayne’s World characters.

Cardi B to Release New Single “UP” This Week

Things are lookin’ up for Cardi B

The 28-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, has announced plans to release brand-new single “UP” this Friday.

Cardi B, UP

Cardi B took to Twitter on Monday night to announce the new release. “My new single ‘UP’ drops this Friday! LETS GOOOOOO! #Up.”

My new single “UP” drops this Friday! LETS GOOOOOO! #Up pic.twitter.com/LJRwzvW8Mv

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) February 2, 2021

On Sunday, Cardi B tweeted a video with the caption “I got an announcement to make tomorrow” and a loud-speaker emoji, so it’s safe to say this was her big news.

In addition to the single news, Cardi B also linked fans to her webstore, where she’s selling a CD single of the new song.

Cardi B’s last release was “WAP,” her blockbuster team-up with Megan Thee Stallion that topped the Billboard Hot 100 back in August.

She was named Billboard’s 2020 Woman of the Year in December, accepting the honor from Breonna Taylor‘s mom, Tamika Palmer.

Cardi B Named Billboard’s “Woman of the Year”

Cardi B is WAP-ping up the year with a bang…

The 28-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar has been named the 2020 Woman of the Year by Billboard.

Cardi B

Cardi B, who continues to thrive with her Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper “WAP,” a brand-new already-sold-out Reebok collection and her political activism, will be presented the award during Billboard‘s Women in Music event on December 10.

The 15th annual event will go virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and will stream live here starting at 8:00 pm ET. The ceremony will be hosted by Teyana Taylor.

Jennifer Lopez will be honored with this year’s prestigious Icon Award for her impact on the music industry and the greater artistic community, joining previous recipients Alanis MorissetteCyndi LauperMary J. BligeShania Twain and Aretha Franklin.

Following the success of her sophomore album, Future NostalgiaDua Lipa will receive the Powerhouse Award, given to an act whose music dominated streaming, sales and radio this year.

Dolly Parton is 2020’s Hitmaker Award recipient. The honor recognizes a songwriter whose compositions have significantly impacted culture.

Chloe x Halle will receive the Rising Star Award, and Jessie Reyez will be honored with the American Express Impact Award.

Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas, the trailblazing minds behind #TheShowMustBePaused movement following the murder of George Floyd, will be honored with the 2020 Executive of the Year Award.

Selena Gomez & Marshmello’s Single “Wolves” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart

Selena Gomez is having a dancetastic week…

The 25-year-old Mexican American singer/actress’ collaboration with Marshmello, “Wolves,” rises 7-1 on BillboardHot Dance/Electronic Songs chart dated November 18, following its first full tracking week.

Selena Gomez

The song debuted a week ago with a day’s worth of streaming and sales data.

Gomez, Billboard‘s 2017 Woman of the Year honoree, earns her second No. 1 and first as a lead act, after “I Want You to Know” (by Zedd featuring Gomez), which spent six weeks at No. 1 in March and April 2015. “Wolves” is Marshmello’s first leader on the list.

“Wolves” reigns with 13 million U.S. streams, 8 million in all-format radio audience and 28,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music.

It holds at No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart and soars 13-2 on the Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs chart, behind Marshmello’s “Silence” (featuring Khalid) in the latter’s 10th week at the top.

On the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, “Wolves” vaults 88-35. Gomez earns her 19th top 40 Hot 100 hit, and 14th in a row, dating to “Love You Like a Love Song” (by Gomez and The Scene), which hit No. 22 in March 2012. She’s notched four top 40 entries apiece in both 2016 and 2017.

Meanwhile, a toast to Marshmello, who celebrates his first top 40 Hot 100 hit. He previously hit a No. 42 high with “Silence,” which remains near its peak this week, at No. 50.

 

Camila Cabello to Receive Breakthrough Artist Award at Billboard’s Women in Music Event

Camila Cabello is earning special recognition…

The 20-year-old Cuban singer will be honored at Billboard‘s annual Women in Music dinner and awards ceremony in Los Angeles on November 30.

Cabello, who rose to acclaim as a member of Fifth Harmony before departing the all-girl group in December, will receive the ‘Breakthrough Artist‘ award.

Since launching her solo career, Cabello’s star has been on the rise. She most recently earned her first No. 1 single in the U.K. with her steamy new single “Havana.”

Meanwhile, Kehlani will be handed the ‘Rule Breaker‘ award at the event.

The 21-year-old part-Spanish singer notched her first No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart  earlier this year, and she most recently appeared on Calvin Harris’ new album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.

Cabello and Kehlani will perform at the reception, which is set to take place at the Ray Dolby Ballroom.

The Women in Music event is held in conjunction with Billboard‘s Women in Music issue, honoring the industry’s most powerful artists and executives.

This year, Selena Gomez has been named Billboard‘s Woman of the Year.

“We look forward to celebrating the amazing talent and power of these female artists and executives who continue to inspire and impact others through their achievements and contributions to the music industry,” says Dana Miller, Chief Marketing Officer of The Hollywood Reporter – Billboard Media Group. “Each year, our Women in Music event brings together the most trailblazing women in music and this year will be no exception.”

Women in Music’s red carpet pre-show, as well as the event, are scheduled to live stream via Twitter on November 30 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm PT / 9:00 pm to 12:00 am ET.

Selena Gomez Named Billboard’s 2017 Woman of the Year

Selena Gomez is the belle of the Billboard ball…

The 25-year-old Mexican American singer has been named Billboard’s 2017 Woman of the Year.

Selena Gomez

Gomez, a two-time Billboard 200 chart-leader will be presented with the award on November 30 at the annual Women in Music dinner and awards gala, held at Los Angeles’ Ray Dolby Ballroom.

Gomez, an award-winning singer, producer and actress, will join an all-star cast of previous Woman of the Year honorees including Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Pink, Katy Perry, Fergie, Beyoncé and last year’s winner, Madonna, who delivered a moving speech that touched on feminism, sexism and much more.

“Not only is Selena soaring on the charts, but she continuously inspires young women everywhere to be authentic, give back and to not be afraid to use their voice,” said John Amato, president of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group. “She is never afraid to speak her mind and has used her platform to advocate for the needs of others. We are thrilled to be able to honor her as our Woman of the Year.”

Gomez’ career has never been in better shape. In 2015 and 2016, she enjoyed top 10 Billboard Hot 100 smashes with “Same Old Love” and “Hands to Myself” and “We Don’t Talk Anymore.” The trend continues, with hits “Bad Liar,” “Fetish” (featuring Gucci Mane) and “It Ain’t Me” (with Kygo) in the past year.

Five of her albums have cracked the top 10 of the Billboard 200, with the studio albums Revival (2015) and Stars Dance (2013) leading the chart.

Not confined to music, Gomez also executive-produced the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, launched partnerships with Coach and Puma, and worked tirelessly across various philanthropic endeavors, from the Step Up Foundation to coaching for World Kindness Day, and raising more than $500,000 for the Lupus Research Alliance. Also, Gomez has been an active ambassador for UNICEF since 2009.

The event, held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard’s Women in Music issue, also recognizes the most powerful female executives in the industry. Additional Women in Music honorees will be revealed at a later date.

For the first time, the Women in Music event and a red-carpet pre-show will be broadcast live for on Twitter from 9:00 pm-midnight EST on November 30.

Longoria Named Maxim’s Woman of the Year

Eva Longoria is starting off 2014 with a maxim(um) bang…

The 38-year-old Mexican American actress and former Desperate Housewives star has been named Maxim magazine’s woman of the year.

Eva Longoria Maxim Cover

“It’s especially awesome after how long it’s been since my first cover,” Longoria told the men’s magazine after receiving the honor.

“I’ve had a beautiful relationship with Maxim over all these years … When someone sees the cover of this issue, they’re going to say, ‘¡Que rico!’ … Say it when something is really good,” says the magazine’s January/February cover girl.

But there’s more to Longoria, a pro in the kitchen, than meets the eye…

“One thing people are usually surprised about when they get to know me is how domestic I am,” explains the three-time Maxim cover girl. “So when you see the sexy Maxim cover and then you put it against me in an apron with flour in my hair, it takes a moment to reconcile that image.”

The multi-talented actress, entertainment producer and philanthropist recently received her master’s degree and had just presented her thesis at the time of the interview.

“Back in high school I really was the chameleon, too,” she says. “I got along with the honors math club, then I would go to cheerleading practice, and then I was a band geek as well.”

Longoria took the No. 1  spot on Maxim‘s Hot 100 list in 2005 and 2006, making her the only woman to win the honour twice in a row. In 2006, she was  also the oldest Hot 100 winner in the magazine’s history.