Nicky Jam to Bring “Rockstar Show” to Billboard Latin Music Week, with Jhay Cortez as Special Guest

Nicky Jam is bringing his (Rockstar) Show on the road…

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American will bring his talk show Rockstar Show live to Billboard Latin Music Week, and he’s booked Jhay Cortez as his special guest.

Nicky Jam

The intimate experience is set to take place on September 22 exclusively for Billboard Latin Music Week registrants, with capacity limited.

Nicky Jam’s talk show, his passion project, launched in January with Maluma as his first guest.

Daddy YankeeKarol G and Nicky Jam are also confirmed for Billboard’s 2021 Latin Music Week, returning to Miami in September with a weeklong event that unites the top Latin hitmakers, influencers and industry leaders, and features live performances and conversations with superstars.

Latin Music Week will feature one-of-a-kind performances, panels, conversations and more with the aforementioned artists. Karol G will take center stage in The Superstar Q&A on September 21 for an in-depth conversation about her career, music, love and upcoming projects.

On September 22, fans will get up close and personal with Yankee as he discusses his 25-year career that launched reggaetón around the world in the second installment of The Superstar Q&A. The Puerto Rican hitmaker is also set to perform for a Billboard En Vivo concert that night at the Faena Forum exclusive to Billboard Latin Music Week registrants.

Other recently announced panels include “My Cause, My Music: A Conversation on Social Justice” with Cuban artist/activist Yotuel Romero, Puerto Rican star Kany García and ChocQuibTown members (and husband and wife) Goyo and Tostao; “Making the Hit, Live” masterclass with Lunay and his longtime producers Chris Jedi and Gaby Music; and “Regional No More– Mexican Music Goes Global” with Eslabon Armado, Los Dos Carnales and Carin Leon, which is moderated by Rancho Humilde‘s Jimmy Humilde.

For the first time, Billboard will launch a virtual streaming experience in partnership with LIVENow, offering viewing opportunities to international audiences. Passes for the livestream can now be purchased here. The star-studded 2021 Latin Music Week lineup also includes participation by García, Anitta, Elena RoseMyke TowersRauw Alejandro, EstemanRaymix, and Tainy, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Under the slogan “The Beat of Latin Music,” making its mark as the longest running and biggest Latin music industry gathering in the world, this year’s event will continue through the end of the week as Billboard launches its En Vivo concert series.

Orishas Reunites to Record New Music

Orishas is making a comeback…

The Cuban hip-hop group that pioneered a distinctly Cuban style with international appeal and opened a window to the world on the urban music scene in Havana, has announced they are reuniting to make an album to be released in 2016.


“We are making the first single from our new album,” Yotuel Romero, the Orishas frontman who has since gone on to compose hits for Ricky Martin and other Latin artists, posted on Facebook on Christmas Eve. “…The Gods are back my people!!!!!”

Yotuel, known by his first name, Hiram Riverí Medina, called Ruzzo Medina, and Roldán González Rivero formed the Latin Grammy-winning and Grammy-nominated group in 1999 in Paris, where they were all living at the time.

They released the revelatory album A Lo Cubano in 2000, and followed it up with three other albums and a retrospective compilation album before splitting up in 2010.

The trio updated their once stagnant Orishas Facebook page over the holiday with a new photo of the trio recording in Havana.

Martin Releasing Official “Adios” Music Video on Twitter

Ricky Martin is bidding “adios” to Twitter

No, the 42-year-old Puerto Rican superstar isn’t quitting the social networking site.

Ricky Martin

On Monday night, he’s actually set to launch the official music video for his latest single “Adios” on Twitter.

Martin’s followers will be able to check out the video’s premiere on, as well as take part in a Q&A session on his official Twitter account starting at 2300 GMT Monday.

It’s no surprise Martin has selected Twitter as the outlet for the video’s premiere. In the past year, more than a million tweets have been posted mentioning the former Menudo band member, who takes the utmost advantage of social networks to stay in touch with his fans.

In the video, Martin, who in the past few days has posted pictures and previews of this world premiere under the label #AdiosVideo, recalls the flourishing arts of the 1930s.

Filmed in Los Angeles under the direction of Ethan Ladder, the video presents Martin as five different characters: policeman, bartender, bodyguard, gangster and singer.

He’s accompanied in the video by more than 50 extras and dancers from the musical revue The Harlow Gold Show, created by Tracy Phillips and Dominic Carbone. That show pays tribute to exploration, the female form and burlesque.

The clip is staged at Harvelle’s, a California tavern that opened as a speakeasy in 1931 during the Prohibition era.

“Adios,” the first single from Martin’s upcoming disc that goes on sale in early 2015, is influenced by rhythms from around the world and was produced by Jesse Shatkin, Yotuel Romero, Antonio Rayo and Martin.