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Bad Bunny To Receive Hispanic Heritage Award for Vision

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today that Puerto Rican music superstar and social activist Bad Bunny will receive the Hispanic Heritage Award for Vision during the October 6th broadcast of the 33rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.

“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is honored to recognize the transcendent impact of Bad Bunny as an artist and as an activist through the Vision Award,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF.  “Bad Bunny understands his responsibility to serve as powerful voice for those who need to be heard as well as a source of inspiration for our youth. He radiates his Latinx and Puerto Rican pride in everything he does from the stage to the community to the entire world.”

Bad Bunny is unquestionably one of the most popular current music artists in the world. The multi-platinum Latin Grammy winner and Grammy nominee, constantly manages to shatter language and stereotype barriers, becoming an international entertainment and cultural icon. Recognizing the huge impact he has had in propelling Latin music to it’s largest-ever global audience, Bad Bunny recently became the first-ever Reggaeton & Trap artist to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. His role as a genre leader has also led him to headline many of the world’s biggest concert stages during prominent music festivals and international concert tours.

Bad Bunny’s most recent album, Las Que No Iban A Salir debuted #1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums” chart – dethroning himself, and managing to simultaneously hold the top-three chart positions, with “YHLQMDLG” at #2 and “X 100PRE” at #3. Upon its earlier release, YHLQMDLG” also saw Bad Bunny become the first Reggaeton artist to debut at #2 on the “Billboard 200”album chart, and he has become one of the Latin artists with the most entries on the overall “Hot 100,” with a total of 24 charting hits. Each of Bad Bunny’s releases has left a forceful mark on the history of Latin music, with his artistic creativity and cultural representation demonstrating his character as one of the most impactful artists of the moment and a constantly growing position in the global music industry.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards were created by Latinos at the White House in 1987 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America and are considered among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and are supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions. Past Honorees of the Hispanic Heritage Awards have included Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Rita Moreno, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Gloria Estefan, Oscar Hijuelos, Martin Sheen, Ricky Martin, Rubén Blades, Fania All-Stars, Junot Diaz, José Feliciano, Carlos Vives, Oscar de la Hoya, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Antonio Banderas, Juan Luis Guerra, Anthony Quinn, J Balvin, Residente, Eugenio Derbez, Zoe Saldana, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, Oscar de la Renta, America Ferrera, Pedro Martinez, Luis Fonsi, Alejandro Fernandez Andy García, Canelo Alvarez, Gael Garcia Bernal, the Latin Grammys, Diego Luna, and many more.

In keeping with current COVID-19 mitigation guidance and with the safety of participants in mind, this year will see the October 6th Hispanic Heritage Awards broadcast on PBS presented in a unique documentary style, with honoree profiles and special performances filmed in more personal and intimate settings. Watch for details on the additional special honorees and performers of the 33rd Hispanic Heritage Awards to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Nio García × Casper Mágico – “Now or Never” Hits Big

Nio García and Casper Mágico have taken over the Billboard charts with their first album together, “Now or Never,” which premiered this July 24th. The set of eighteen songs debuted on four Billboard charts, including two in the general market.

During its first week on the charts, “Now or Never” placed in the #5 position on Top Latin Albums, #4 on Latin Rhythm albums, #22 on Independent Albums, and #136 on the Billboard 200. It’s important to point out that this is the first time both Puerto Rican artists have conquered the prestigious Billboard charts together with one album.

“Estar posicionado con nuestro álbum entre los mejores del momento es una bendición para nosotros ya que con mucho sacrificio lo logramos. Entrar a los charts de Billboard es una de las mejores recompensas y por eso, le damos las gracias a todos los fanáticos que han apoyando nuestro proyecto y a nuestro equipo de trabajo por hacer todo esto posible,” (“To be positioned with our album among the best of this time is an honor for us that was achieved with much sacrifice. To enter the Billboard charts is one of the biggest rewards, and for this we give thanks to the fans who have supported our project, and to our team for the work they do to make this possible,”) commented Nio and Casper.

“Now or Never” is the materialization of a dream into reality and the work of a team that García y Casper Mágico have attained, accompanied by their record label Flow La Movie INC. The album includes global successes like “Te boté remix” (Nio García, Casper Mágico, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, and Ozuna) and the smash hit “La Jeepeta Remix” by Nio García together with Anuel AA, Myke Towers, Brray, and Juanka, tracks that remain “trending” today on the social media network TikTok. “Sola y vacía” and “Llamé pa´verte” also form part of this successful album, which contains collaborations with both performers together with Anuel AA, Arcángel, De La Ghetto, Rauw Alejandro, Jowell, and Randy, among others.

Listen to “Now or Never” HERE

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Nio García × Casper Mágico – Now or Never

Nio García and Casper Mágico have “savored” success together, and the combination of both of their talents has always resulted in songs that transcend the Latin music industry. This time, the urban-music sensations decided to take it to the next level, by collaborating in a whole album together. Now or Never consists of 18 original songs, including this new summer hit “No se te dio“, a musical collaboration featuring Arcangel and De La Ghetto available today on all digital platforms. 

Now or Never is a real dream come true for both interpreters, and the result of years of hard work together with their record label Flow La Movie INC.

The album includes global hits such as “Te Boté Remix” by Nio García, Darell, Casper Mágico, Nicky Jam, Ozuna and Bad Bunny, “La Jeepeta Remix” by Nio García, Anuel AA, Myke Towers, Brray and Juanka, a song that remains trending on the social media platform TikTok. “Sola y vacia” and “Llamé pa´verte” are also part of this album, which contains musical collaborations of both artists together with Anuel AA, Arcángel, De La Ghetto, Rauw Alejandro, Jowell, and Randy, among others.

No se te dio” premieres at the same time as the album Now or Never. This release combines 4 of the greatest Latin Music interpreters: Nio García, Casper Mágico, Arcángel, and De La Ghetto, in a sensual-romantic-catchy track, available today on all digital platforms. 

No se te dio promises to become the new hit of the summer, a song that was born for the “party mood” but with a little of romanticism on it. Nio García, Casper Mágico, Arcangel, and De La Ghetto joined forces to write the lyrics, with the production of Xound, under the wing of one of the most successful record labels today Flow La Movie INCand distributed by Glad Empire.

The single premieres with its official music video recorded in the city of Orlando, Florida, and directed by Javy Ferrer from Geniuz Mindz. The filmmaker presents the typical failed love story, in a tropical-Caribbean scenario where sensuality and seduction are the main characters. Watch the official music video for “No se te dio” HERE.

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Becky G – My Man

Today, global superstar Becky G releases new single “My Man” along with the music video via Kemosabe Records/RCA Records. The track, which was produced by Di Genius, was written by Becky alongside Di Genius, Elena Rose, Edgar Barrera, Fresh, Maurice “Verse” Simmonds, Janée “Jin Jin” Bennett and Jenni Rivera. 

Inspired by Jenni Rivera’s “La Gran Senora”, the song is a fun and flirty expression of female empowerment as it takes on the narrative of staying with your man through ups and downs, thick and thin. The video, which was shot at home and inspired by spending time nonstop with your partner during quarantine, features Becky alongside her boyfriend, LA Galaxy player Sebastian Lletget. It was directed by Pedro Paulo Araujo of 2 Wolves/SOTA. 

Becky G says, “I always loved the perspective Jenni Rivera sang from on “La Gran Señora” and thought that it was so different. It’s a unique perspective that is never really shared in songs, so I thought it would be dope to bring an up-beat 2020 Becky G flow to a concept story like that with my Spanglish style.”

“The music video is a true moment that has now been captured forever. This pandemic will be something Sebastian & I will never forget. Sharing a “fly on the wall” point of view to the silly and competitive side of us from behind closed doors and that people usually don’t get a chance to see, was so much fun. We really didn’t feel like we were shooting a video, we were just being us.”

Singer, songwriter and actress Becky G was born for the spotlight and her multifaceted career is shaping up to be nothing short of iconic. The 23-year-old global superstar’s achievements include two number one hits on the Billboard Latin Airplay Charts (“Mayores” & “Sin Pijama”), a starring role in “Power Rangers,” and guest-starring in Fox TV’s Emmy-winning “Empire” series. She won two 2018 Latin American Music Awards, for Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Urban Song (for “Mayores”) and was awarded YouTube’s Diamond Play Button for surpassing 10 million followers on the platform. Becky G has toured alongside Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, J Balvin, Fifth Harmony and Jason Derulo and has recorded collabs with Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Maluma, Anitta, Natti Natasha, ZAYN, Bad Bunny and CNCO, among others. 

Becky has been honored by the Latin Recording Academy as one of the Leading Ladies in Entertainment (2018) and by her home city of Inglewood, California for her contributions to the Hispanic community; she has been recognized as one of Rolling Stone’s “18 Teens Shaking Up Pop Culture” and one of Billboard’s “21 Under 21”. Becky recently garnered the Extraordinary Evolution Award at the 2019 Latin American Music Awards for her success as a young performer who has reached the pinnacle of success in a short period of time. Her debut album Mala Santa was released in October 2019 and has been certified 8X Platinum in the United States, Platinum in Spain and Gold in México. 

A few months ago Becky her track “They Ain’t Ready” along with a special T-shirt. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the T-shirt went to the The Los Angeles Students In Need Charity.

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Kosa – Off White

RISING BELIZEAN RAPPER KOSA Releases “Off White” Feat. Lil Durk — Debut Major Label Single!

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Rising Belizean rapper Kosa has unveiled a brand new track “Off White” featuring Chicago rapper Lil Durk. The track has all the makings of a trap hit but with Kosa’s injection of dulcet melody work amps up the single to be a repeat listen! The video, shot in the neighborhoods of Belize showcases glimpses of Kosa’s upbringing in the Central American country. Signed to Rich Immigrants/Interscope Records, Kosa proves to put his hometown on the map, and more importantly his undeniable star power.

About Kosa 

When Belizean raised rapper Kosa started out in the music business he didn’t have the money to buy beats, so he learned to make them himself. That DIY approach paid off significantly who’s now also an engineer, producer, and songwriter. With increasing recognition for his sing-jay verses on tracks as “Same Energy,” and the platinum-selling “Si Tu Lo Dejas,” (alongside reggaetón singers Bad Bunny, Farruko and veteran Nicky Jam) coupled with his recent signing to Rich Immigrants/Interscope, Kosa’s advances has firmly placed him as one of Belize’s biggest music exports and rap’s newest favorite.

Kosa’s mother, raised in Long Island, New York, introduced him to hip-hop, which played an important role in shaping his musical direction. He grew up listening to an eclectic selection of Soul II Soul, Slick Rick, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne and more. A jack of all trades, Kosa’s ability to produce and songwrite allowed his hip hop influences to effortlessly blend with the sounds he was group up around like soca, reggae, dancehall and more. The result, a hypnotic blend of melodies and production that seamlessly fits into the current musical landscape. At work on his debut major label album, Kosa insists on staying true to his sonic roots to bring a fresh take to rap and hip hop while inspiring the other artists in Caribbean and Central America diaspora to embrace their space in the zeitgeist.

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SUPER BOWL LIV – Half Time Report – Social Media Says Shakira Stole the Show

As the Super Bowl rolls on, here is a look at the first half (and halftime) updated social media results from international Social Media Analytics Firm Talkwalker. These numbers were updated at 8:45 p.m. Sunday.

Shakira has 1.17 million mentions so far!

J-Lo has around 250,000. 

If mentions alone tell the story, Shakira stole the show, but Shakira does have a much more active fanbase on social media – more so than Lopez.

Others with big numbers, include:

Latin artist J-Balvin, who was also part of the halftime show, has 74,000 mentions

Bad Bunny with 145k mentions.

The first big joke of the halftime show on social was people comparing Bad Bunny’s outfit to Ali G’s. 

Pepsi Halftime Show had 186,000 mentions

Sentiment surrounding the halftime show was 44% positive, 6% negative (remaining 50% neutral), according to Talkwalker

Below is a heatmap around the halftime show conversation, with several important trends to note. OIf course it’s a huge topic of conversation across the country, like every year, but the conversation is just as heavy in Colombia, in Mexico City, Rio & Sao Paolo, and in Puerto Rico, due largely to the performers. Conversation is also popular in Britain – where the NFL is trying to grow the game.

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Bilbao BBK Live

Bilbao BBK Live unveils the second wave of acts bound for the Biscayan capital in July 2020. Today’s new additions, including FKA twigs, Bomba Estéreo and Perfume Genius, will join acts including Kendrick Lamar, Bad Bunny, Pet Shop Boys, The Killers and many more from 9th to 11th July in Bilbao.
 
Avant-pop genius FKA Twigs prepares to make her Bilbao BBK Live debut. With her latest album Magdalene, Tahliah Barnett has undoubtedly secured her place as one of the greatest artists and performers of her generation and her performance is certain to be a true festival highlight.
 
Bomba Estéreo, led by Colombians Li Saumet and Simón Mejía, bring their irresistible mix of electronica, cumbia and Latin sounds to Kobetamendi. Their mesmerising live performances have become a mainstay on festival bills across Europe, the U.S. and Latin America, and anyone who has seen them on stage will understand why. This is a band that never fails to get the crowd dancing!
 
Seattle-artist Perfume Genius also stars. Since his 2010 debut, Learning, Mike Hadreas’ songs have soundtracked a myriad of television shows and films. With latest album, No Shape, achieving great success, this is sure to be one of the most anticipated festival performances.
 
Fresh from announcing a new studio album, Triángulo de Amor Bizarro are also lined up to play Bilbao BBK Live, along with Dublin band Inhalers, Australian Stella Donnelly, and leading Spanish artists La Bien Querida, María José Llergo and Xabi Bandini.
 
These new acts join a whole host of musical stars in Bilbao from 9-11 July, including Kendrick Lamar, Bad Bunny, Pet Shop Boys, The Killers, Caribou, Kelly Lee Owens, Four Tet, Supergrass,  ionalee/iamamiwohami, The Rapture, Slowthai, Whitney and many more. Here’s how the three-day festival is shaping up so far:

Thursday 9 July
KENDRICK LAMAR
CARIBOU · THE RAPTURE
ACID ARAB Live · ionalee/iamamiwohami
LA BIEN QUERIDA · PERFUME GENIUS
CHAI · ERIK URANO · STELLA DONNELLY
THE MURDER CAPITAL · XABI BANDINI

Friday 10 July
THE KILLERS
BOMBA ESTÉREO · SUPERGRASS
LEÓN BENAVENTE · TOMMY CASH · WHITNEY
CALIFATO ¾ · CARIÑO · DORA · HINDS
INHALER · KELLY LEE OWENS · OMAGO

Saturday 11 July
PET SHOP BOYS
BAD BUNNY · FKA twigs · FOUR TET
EL COLUMPIO ASESINO · SLOWTHAI
TINARIWEN · YVES TUMOR
CHICO BLANCO · KAYDY CAIN presenta SALSA DURA
MARÍA JOSÉ LLERGO · TRIÁNGULO DE AMOR BIZARRO · YANA ZAFIRO

With plenty still to be announced, this is set to be the festival’s biggest edition to date.
 
As in previous years, Bilbao BBK Live will also have a privileged location for the campsite at the top of Monte Arraiz, ideal for nature lovers who come to the festival from outside Bilbao. Tickets are on sale now at bilbaobbklive.com.

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BILBAO BBK LIVE 2020

Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys and Bad Bunny top the first confirmations for the 2020 edition of Spanish festival Bilbao BBK Live

Caribou, Four Tet, ionnalee|iamamiwhoami, Slowthai, Kelly Lee Owens, Whitney, Supergrass, The Rapture and many more acts also join the bill

9 – 11 July 2020
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Bilbao BBK Live reveals the first confirmations for 2020. Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys and Bad Bunny top the bill at the Spanish festival, along with Caribou, Four Tet, Supergrass, Kelly Lee Owens, The Rapture, ionnalee | iamamiwhoami, Slowthai and many more.
 
The upcoming edition of Bilbao BBK Live promises to be the most complete and accomplished festival yet, as well as one of Europe’s finest. Taking place from 9 – 11 July, in a city complete with a rich cultural, artist and gastronomical history to explore, the first-wave line-up is vast and vital with enormous diversity and many of the scene’s most definitive DJs, live acts and bands all lining up to play.
 
Pulitzer Prize winning Kendrick Lamar brings his heart-stopping live show to Bilbao BBK Live for the first time. The most influential rapper’s political and social commentary and albums like DAMN and To Pimp a Butterfly have ensured his place amongst the all time greats. The Killers will make a welcome return to Bilbao, all the way from their native Las Vegas to serve up one of their thrilling live shows, with a brand new record under their arm and new songs to unleash.
 
Fellow headliners Pet Shop Boys are set to serve up their first ever Greatest Hits show. Since signing to Parlophone Records in 1985, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have racked up 42 Top 30 singles in the UK including 22 Top 10 hits and four number ones making them the most successful duo in UK music history. Expect a stunning headline set of golden pop gems from one of the world’s most cherished synth bands. Bad Bunny is set to be one of the festival’s most anticipated shows, having taken home the award for Best Urban Music Album at the Latin Grammy awards earlier this month and included in TIME Magazine’s 100 Next list, which spotlights the stars who are shaping the future.
 
Dream pop fans will be excited by the prospect of Caribou, who is riding high with his majestic new single ‘Home’, plus there’s music from electronic innovator Four Tet and Sweden’s music and audiovisual experimentalist ionnalee | iamamiwhoami. Intriguing and intoxicating techno with plenty of Eastern and traditional Arabic influences comes from Acid Arab, plus introspective, delicate and ambient electronics from Welsh star Kelly Lee Owens.
 
Newly reunited for 2020 and the 25th anniversary of their mythical ‘I Should Coco’ are Supergrass who will be performing as part of their upcoming tour, while The Rapture will also return to the famous mountain stage once more with their anthemic indie sounds. Rap and hip-hop will be well represented by names such as Slowthai and Tommy CashKaydy Cain will present Salsa Dura, and there’s plenty of room for new talents, such as Chico Blanco.
 
Elsewhere on the line-up there’s cult favourite Yves Tumor, critically acclaimed The Murder Capital, Chicago band Whitney, desert blues legends Tinariwen and Japanese pop act Chai. For those who enjoy synthesizers and guitar riffs alike, don’t miss El Columpio Asesino and León Benavente, and completing the picture there’s celebrated Spanish band HindsCalifato 3/4Dora, Yana Zafiro and Basques Omago.

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NICKY JAM – ÍNTIMO

Latin urban music’s world-renowned idol Nicky Jam today releases his ambitious album Íntimo. This highly anticipated production is available for streaming and download from all digital-music outlets. 

A success on the silver screen, TV and music, Nicky Jam draws on his varied influences to offer an album that keeps us engaged and fascinated throughout.  

Containing 15 songs, Íntimo is available via the labels La Industria INC and Sony Music Latin. It includes the chart-topping singles “Te Robaré” (I Will Steal You) featuring the young supertalent Ozuna, and “X,” featuring Nicky Jam’s friend and colleague J Balvin. The brand-new material includes duets with such urban greats as Anuel AA, Darell, Sech and Rauw Alejandro. 

Nicky Jam emphasizes that this album sounds exactly the way he intended it to: “I feel supremely thrilled, as well as committed to my audience. We have made this record with a lot of affection, taking my fans into consideration and delivering my music in its purest essence. I hope you like it.” 

On October 29, Nicky Jam offered up a preview single “Whine Up” featuring Anuel AA, in a surprise move that received rave reviews. 

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Latinidad in American Festivals

Until recently, urbane Latin music has been scarce in mainstream American music festivals. Thus, the 2019 Coachella latino lineup is a huge deal because it’s the largest and most profitable one on the planet.

In the past, only a few latin artists have performed at the prestigious venue – Cafe Tacvba and The Mars Volta. In 2010, Calle 13 was the first urbano latino artist to hit the stage. In 2018, there were a total of 11 latin artists such as Helado Negro, Ibeyi, Los Angeles Azules, Kali Uchis and Cuco. Fast forward to the present, there’s 17 latin artists slated to perform at this year’s Coachella – a total win for the culture! As we all know, this roster will and has already attracted a much more diverse audience.

As of late, J Balvin brought reggeaton and latin urbano back to the stage. His performance included reggeaton classics like “Oye Mi Canto” by N.O.R.E featuring Nina Sky and “Rakata” by Wisin y Yandel. Bad Bunny took to the stage on April 14th and returns again on the 21st to make a second iconic show. Los Tucanes de Tijuana (popular group from the late 80’s) graced the stage playing “La Chona” and other hits.

Chilean singer, Mon Laferte, has sold over a half of a million albums in Latin America and is also listed on this year’s lineup. Her career began on a singing competition show in Chile, Rojo.

In short, the amount of Latin as well as minority artists added to major festival lineups will continue to develop, namely due to Beyoncé’s Homecoming.