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Black Eyed Peas ninth album Elevation launched via 360 MAGAZINE.

BEP – ELEVATION

Multi-platinum and six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, genre-bending pioneers Black Eyed Peas proudly present their anxiously awaited ninth full-length album, ELEVATION, out now. Listen to ELEVATION HERE.

The 15-track juggernaut kaleidoscopically spins together hip-hop, Latin, R&B, electronic, trap, and more into a larger-than-life vision of what pop can be in the 21st century without boundaries or borders. From the jump, uncontainable energy surges through this bold body of work. “MUEVELO” [feat. Anuel AA & Marshall Jefferson] glides along on bright keys and big handclaps offset by robotic transmissions, a command to “Move your body,” and a promise “We stay lit forever.  Elsewhere, “Dance 4 U” hinges on a slick bass line and punchy groove. The sample on “Jump” predicts the reaction perfectly, “Somebody said when you play this song all the girls will go loca. The kinetic stomp of “Firestarter” leaves flames in the wake of its incendiary vocals. The group shine brighter than ever.

Check out the full tracklisting below.

Black Eyed Peas teased out ELEVATION with “SIMPLY THE BEST” [with Brazilian global pop superstar Anitta El Alfa]. It has already generated over 2.9 million Spotify streams and 18 million YouTube views on the music video. Earning critical acclaim, mxdwn asserted, ‘Simply The Best’ acts as clear proof to fans that Black Eyed Peas remain just as capable of creating fun and energizing party tracks as they have been since their 1995 formation, and That Grape Juice fittingly summed it up as “a global affair.

Right out of the gate, “SIMPLY THE BEST” rides luminous dancefloor-ready keys towards a chantable chorus, “No it don’t get better than, better than this.” Black Eyed PeasAnitta, and El Alfa trade verses back and forth, unlocking undeniable and unbreakable chemistry. At the same time, Anitta infuses the track with Brazilian swagger, El Alfa turns up with Dominican Republic flavor, and Black Eyed Peas exude laidback Los Angeles confidence in between these global rhythms. The visual continues a tradition of larger-than-life videos for the group as well. Once again, they pull out all the stops.

ELEVATION finds Black Eyed Peas expanding the collective musical consciousness and pushing boundaries yet again (like only they can). Of course, they bring a few friends along for this rollercoaster ride. The group link up with Daddy Yankee on the reggaeton banger “BAILAR CONTIGO, while Nicky Jam ignites the funkified “GET DOWN” with fresh fire. Then, there’s “FILIPINA QUEEN” where they team up with J. Rey Soul and deliver an inimitable and irresistible bop. Nicole Scherzinger lends her powerhouse pipes to “NO ONE LOVES ME, and Black Eyed Peas and Ozuna close out the album together on the universally-resounding “L.O.V.E.”

They initially teased ELEVATION with the international smash “DON’T YOU WORRY” [with Shakira David Guetta]. It has already gathered more than 111 million Spotify streams and 113 million YouTube views on the music video. Meanwhile, it catapulted into the Top 40 at AC, in the Top 30 of the iTunes Top Pop Songs Chart, and Top 50 of the Shazam U.S. Top 200. Beyond recent acclaim from BillboardNME, and more, the group also recently performed on ABC network’s Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series in Central Park.

It is ELEVATION season for Black Eyed Peas. Join them on the next level!

TRACKLISTING

01. SIMPLY THE BEST (feat. Anitta & El Alfa)  

02. MUEVELO (feat. Anuel AA & Marshall Jefferson)

03. AUDIOS 

04. DOUBLE D’Z (feat. J. Rey Soul) 

05. BAILAR CONTIGO (feat. Daddy Yankee)

06. GET DOWN (feat. Nicky Jam) 

07. DANCE 4 U

08. GUARANTEE

09. FILIPINA QUEEN (feat. J. Rey Soul)

10. JUMP

11. IN THE AIR

12. FIRE STARTER

13. NO ONE LOVES ME (feat. Nicole Scherzinger)

14. DON’T YOU WORRY (feat. Shakira & David Guetta)

15. L.O.V.E. (feat. Ozuna) 

ABOUT BLACK EYED PEAS:

Black Eyed Peas continue to fulfill a master plan to push the game forward devised way back in 1995. They execute each stage of this plan with focus and intent, allowing their evolution to play out in real-time over a series of game-changing albums, beginning with Behind The Front [1998] through Bridging The Gap [2000], Elephunk [2003], Monkey Business [2005], The E.N.D. [2009], The Beginning[2010], Masters of the Sun, Vol. 1 [2018], and, most recently TRANSLATION[2020]. Along the way, co-founders will.i.amApl.de.Ap, and Taboo have set music industry records that will probably never be exceeded, moved north of 35 million albums and 120 million singles, gathered six GRAMMY® Awards, and headlined the Super Bowl, the World Cup, and F1 races. The multi-platinum group launched the comeback of the decade after eight years of dormancy. The future matters the most to these trailblazers, which brings us to their 2022 blockbuster ninth full-length, Elevation [Epic Records]. The 15-track opus represents another logical step and the dawn of a new phase, boasting the smash “DON’T YOU WORRY” [feat. Shakira David Guetta] and collabs with Daddy YankeeNicky JamAnuel AA, OzunaNicole Scherzinger, and more.

About the record, will.i.am comments, “We were behind the front, then we bridged the gap. We rode an elephant’s back to realize the industry was full of monkey business. That was the end, but the end is new beginnings. Becoming masters of the sun, mastering the industry, we realized we had to have translation in this complex world. But we be falling up, and never falling down. Black Eyed Peas is known for elevation. This is the next stage for us, reaching higher.”


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Martin Garrix & DallasK – Loop

On July 15, 2022, mega-producers Martin Garrix and DallasK join forces with acclaimed singer-songwriter Sasha Alex Sloan on the melodic new single Loop,”  released via Astralwerks. Throbbing with emotion, the infectious track is an anthem for anyone who’s ever been unable to break free from an endless cycle of break-ups and make-ups. 

The surreal official video for Loop, available later today, finds a woman embarking on what seems to be just another night on the town. As she moves through the busy streets and colorful clubs of Las Vegas, she encounters Garrix and DallasK on the dreamy journey. But each time the night seems at an end, she finds herself back where she started and the evening begins again, leaving her hopelessly stuck in a loop. The video was directed by  Damian Karsznia, who has helmed numerous videos for Garrix

Martin Garrix says, “I have been playing this song in my sets for quite some time now and the crowds’ responses have been great. I loved working with Dallas and I’m super stoked to finally release this one!” 

DallasK adds, “‘Loop’ is the long-time coming collaboration between Martin Garrix and myself. We met forever ago and I remixed his single ‘in the name of love’ in 2016. It’s a deeper song for both of us, topped with the unmistakable vocal of Sasha Alex Sloan, one of my favorite collaborators, who always brings her unique perspective to any song she writes. It has all the right ingredients to form both a summer banger and break up anthem. I hope you like it!”

Sasha Alex Sloan says, ”I loved writing this song and I’m so glad it’s finally out!” 

Garrix, who took the No. 1 spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list for three consecutive years, recently released his first ever club album, Sentio, which includes collaborations with Zedd, DubVision, Mesto, Brooks, Julian Jordan and Matisse&Sadko, among others. His summer tour, which includes residencies in Ibiza and Las Vegas, will take him to some of the summer’s biggest festivals, including Electric Zoo, Tomorrowland, Colours of Ostrava, and Veld Music Festival.

DallasK launched 2022 with a series of massive collaborations – writing and producing songs for such artists as Christina Aguilera, Ozuna, Lauv, Nicky Jam, Manuel Turizo, Stray Kids, Gryffin and more. Flaunt hailed him as “the definition of a hitmaker” in  this feature, which delves into the making of his recent single, “Try Again” ft. Lauv.

Sloan recently released her sophomore album, I Blame The World, featuring the singles “WTF,” “I Blame The World,” and “Adult.”

Ushuaïa × Hï Ibiza Opening Announcement via Clare Dover via NEU Communications for use by 360 Magazine

Ushuaïa × Hï Ibiza

Award-winning nightclubs Ushuaïa Ibiza and Hï Ibiza are celebrating the return of clubbing and nightlife to Ibiza, following record-breaking attendance of their official opening party Better Together. The 24-hour musical marathon, which took place across both clubs from Saturday 30th April to Sunday 1st May, sold out in record time and welcomed back a world-class lineup of global musical talent and thousands of clubbers to the dancefloors of Ushuaïa & Hï Ibiza.

Yann Pissenem, CEO & founder of The Night League, the team behind venues including Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza, said:

“We’ve waited a long time to welcome our worldwide music family back to the dancefloors of both Ushuaïa & Hï Ibiza, so it was an amazing feeling to open the doors for Summer 2022. With both clubs at full capacity, the atmosphere was incredible! Ibiza has woken up to the sound of electronic music again and everything points to this year being one of the busiest summers on record. Not only did our Opening Party sell out in record time but we are also seeing a huge demand for tickets throughout the entire summer, which is a really positive signal for tourism on the island”.

The earliest-ever season Opening Party for both clubs saw performances by many of the biggest names in electronic music, including Adam Beyer, Black Coffee, Charlotte de Witte, Kölsch, Layla Benitez, Paco Osuna, Paul Kalkbrenner and The Martinez Brothers. Alongside incredible DJ sets and live performances, music fans witnessed the spectacle of custom-built production that has made the multi-award winning Ushuaïa Ibiza and Hï Ibiza world-famous. 

Moving forward in the season, Ushuaïa Ibiza’s iconic poolside stage is set to host the biggest artists of the moment with residencies including ANTS; multi-platinum selling artist, producer, DJ and songwriter Calvin Harris; Ivor Novello-nominated electronic duo CAMELPHAT; David Guetta‘s legendary F*** ME I’M FAMOUS!; Dutch DJ/Producer hero Martin Garrix and Tomorrowland presents Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. The open-air superclub will also host a series of special shows from artists including Duran Duran, Hardwell and Nicky Jam, along with party-throwing powerhouse elrow. Click HERE to find out more. 

Futuristic sister club Hï Ibiza has also announced a series of high profile summer residencies, including underground favorite Afterlife by Tale Of Us, Grammy Award-winning house hero Black Coffee, Australian superstar FISHER, David Guetta & Morten‘s FUTURE RAVE, 21st-century disco Glitterbox, and American House duo The Martinez Brothers. Latin music heavyweights J Balvin and Anuel AA also star, along with ​​Brazil’s world-renowned DJ Alok. For a full list of summer residencies click HERE.

Clubbing is well and truly back in Ibiza and the stage is set for an incredible summer of music at Hï Ibiza and Ushuaïa!

360 Magazine's cover artist Nicky Jam releases new music

Nicky Jam – Ojos Rojos

Singer, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and one of the great urban-music pioneers Nicky Jam takes over the Billboard charts with his song “Ojos Rojos“, positioning himself as the #1 song in Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythm.

During a successful world tour, Nicky Jam, who has just done two sold-out concerts in Canada, celebrates that his most recent promotional single “Ojos Rojos” is acclaimed by his fans. The song tops both Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythm charts from Billboard magazine.

“I feel very happy for this professional moment that I am experiencing. Taking my music to so many cities and receiving so much love from the audience is indescribable and adding to that the great support that a song that we did with so much love like ‘Ojos Rojos’ is having, is a great blessing. Thanks to all my fans, everything we do is because of and for you”, said Nicky Jam.

Under La Industria INC record label, the song “Ojos Rojos” collects more than 16 million views on YouTube less than two months after its premiere.

Additionally, the artist is ready to begin the next stage of his INFINITY TOUR 2022, landing on the old continent by May 13th with a new live experience in the city of Paris, France.

About Nicky Jam

Nick Rivera Caminero, known as Nicky Jam, is recognized around the world as a pioneer of Latin urban music. At the age of 11, he recorded his first album, …Distinto A Los Demás (Different from the Rest), which attracted the attention of DJs and artists in Puerto Rico.

As a young adult, Nicky Jam quickly rose to the top of his genre with radio hits including “Yo No Soy Tu Marido (I’m Not Your Husband),” “Me Voy Pa’l Party (I’m Leaving for the Party),” “Fiel A Tu Piel (Faithful to Your Skin)” and “La Combi Completa (The Complete Package),” among others. He toured the world and became one of Latin urban music’s first international stars. In February 2015, Nicky Jam teamed up with Enrique Iglesias to release “El Perdón (Forgiveness)”, his most internationally acclaimed single to date. In 2018 he earned three Latin GRAMMY nominations and appeared on the all-star remix of “Te Bote (I Dumped You),” whose video became the most watched on YouTube in any genre during 2018.

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Nicky Jam – INFINITY TOUR 2022

As part of his INFINITY TOUR 2022, Latin idol, actor and entrepreneur Nicky Jam gave his fans two unforgettable nights in California within Ontario and Los Angeles; with full auditoriums; his historic live shows were filled with legacy, iconic songs, and his life storyline. Throughout his show, Nicky showcased his distinctive charisma that manages to cross the stage barriers and conquered the hearts of his fans.

First, the city of Ontario featured the Latin Global Superstar at the Toyota Arena. Nicky Jam performed hits such as “Te robbar“, “Fan de tus fotos“, “El amante“, “El perdon” to more than 6,000 fans, who were singing at the top of their lungs. On his second night in California, Nicky Jam performed at The Forum in Los Angeles, where he sang his biggest hits in front of his loyal West Coast fans.

Nicky Jam shared, “In music, we unite people through our creativity, storyline and art. This has been my mission throughout my career and journey. Being able to come back to the West Coast and present our Latin Global movement as a musician is an honor. My fans are the best and I am forever grateful that they follow my life story, whether it’s musically, visually, or with anything I do personally.”

INFINITY TOUR 2022 has been one of the most successful tours in Nicky Jam‘s artistic career. And, although there are still some pending dates in the United States, the artist is preparing to break borders and take his music to Canada, Europe, and Latin America.

Blessd and Myke Towers inside 360 MAGAZINE

BLESSD – TENDENCIA GLOBAL

“Tendencia Global” Available Here 

Blessd, the artist who has broken the paradigms in Colombia and has become a reference of the genre across the globe presents his new single “Tendencia Global” alongside one of the urban genre’s Puerto Rican representatives, Myke Towers, a song full of energy that showcases the unique styles of each of the participating artists. A track that unites two powerhouses of the genre, Colombia and Puerto Rico, in a single production that will be heard in every corner of the planet. Parallel to this immense release, the artist announced his world tour that bears the name of the single: Tendencia Global Tour, the singer-songwriter will visit important territories such as: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, United States, Mexico and Europe.

Tendencia Global” was born from Myke Towers’ initial interest in wanting to collaborate with the rising urban genre star, Blessd, considered by the Puerto Rican as the most relevant artist of the new school of the urban genre in Colombia. Towers, in an interview given to a well-known media outlet, which made its way around the world of reggaeton, expressed his interest in collaborating with Blessd, taken as the first step for such important collaboration in the music industry.

A collaboration to go down in history, Puerto Rico & Colombia which will go worldwide”… mentioned Blessed.

This new single was written by BlessdMyke Towers and Ovy On the Drums and performed by Blessd and Myke Towers. The production was carried out, in its entirety, by producer Ovy On The Drums, recognized for working with important artists such as Karol G, Nicky Jam, Becky G, Anuel AA and Piso 21 among others.

The video was shot and produced on the island of Puerto Rico, framing the beauty of the Caribbean beaches and the stunning architectural zone of old San Juan. The video combines close-up images of BlessdMyke Towers and Ovy On The Drums sequenced throughout the video, adding to all the technical levels of the recording, further demonstrating and recreating the music of this global hit.

The video was directed by Oscar Vasquez and DEIVY P and produced by DYPA FILMS, a production company that has worked with national and international artists such as Blessd, Ryan Castro, Lyanno, Anonimus, Valentino, Dekko, Javielo, Saga White Black, Lenny Tavarez, and Justin Quiles, among others.

Blessd, along with his label JM World Music – CigolWarner Music Latina and his management team Just One Cliick, headed by CEO Dr. Velasquez, will continue to work on and consolidate this global music project.

About Blessd:

Talent makes Antioquian urban singer Stiven Mesa Londoño one of the future promises of the genre. With only 22 years of age and a career that began recently, this singer, better known in the music industry as BLESSD, not only improvises and sings but also composes his songs.

His simplicity, charisma, ability to improvise as well as his love for music, have positioned him as one of the promising Colombians in the world of reggaeton, a genre that has allowed him to perform in different cities and events throughout the country, where his fan base chants the songs and motivate him to continue striving for his dream of one day selling out stadiums across different cities of the world.

BLESSD “TENDENCIA GLOBAL” OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Nicky Jam – Melancol

Today, singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor Nicky Jam released the music video of the highly-anticipated ballad “Melancol” stemming from his new album Infinity.

“Melancol” is a ballad that surprised all of Nicky Jam’s fans, because it’s the first time we’ve ever heard the artist display his vocal range to that extent, captivating listeners in a melodic trip through the memories of a relationship that will no longer be. It has become one of the most praised songs from the new album thanks to its beautiful melody and impressive vocalizations.

“Everything that has a beginning has an end // All that becomes all, one day becomes nothing // Everything changes here, what did you expect // What goes up has to come down,” Nicky sings in Spanish in the chorus, in this very real scenario that resonates with so many.

The music video, directed by Gus, shows Nicky in a desert alone during a sunset, symbolizing all the beauty of a past relationship that now comes to an end, and then the period of “darkness” before a new love comes along and the sun rises again.

“Melancol” is part of Nicky Jam’s new album, Infinity, his most versatile yet, which takes the listener on a trip through all the genres he has mastered throughout his career, from old school reggaeton to raw and real rap verses, to the romantic and melodic slow-tempo songs that really showcase his singing voice.

360 Magazine is pleased to see artists from other countries thriving internationally. Nicky Jam is also preparing for his upcoming INFINITY TOUR 2022. This will be Nicky Jamߣs first official tour post-pandemic that will hit major cities across the United States and Canada. The tour will kick off in Boston on February 3, 2022, and end in Seattle on March 27, 2022, with stops in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Orlando, Miami, Houston, Hidalgo, Ontario, Los Angeles, and San Jose. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS.

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Manuel Torizo – Te Olvido

Latin music superstar Manuel Torizo released his new song and music video, “Te Olvido.”

“Te Olvido” is a ballad that turns into a slow-tempo reggaeton that talks about being deceived by the person you thought was your partner and asking them to never come back. The song begins with Torizo giving us the backstory of the situation before transitioning to the pre-chorus, and finally dropping the beat in the chorus. 

“Don’t even bother giving my an explanation // If you ever think of apologizing when you’re alone // I hope you don’t even try it // Just remember I was rooting for you, and you threw everything out the window // You didn’t care how much I valued you, it just ended in lies,” Manuel Turizo begins singing, portraying his heartbreak with a lot of feeling that comes through his performance.

The music video, directed by P The Chemist, shows Manuel accepting the heartbreak and promising himself to forget that deception in one night. The inspiration behind it was the year 2000, which is the year when Manuel was born and will be the name of his upcoming third album. In the video, the viewer immerses themself in a memorable trip to the past with very recognizable tributes to shows, fashion, and celebrities that shaped a generation.

The video begins in a girl’s bedroom, exactly how you’d expect a teenager in the 2000s to decorate her room. Her TV is on, where we see the first hint of Manuel before taking us into his universe which feels like a mix of MTV Cribs and Entertainment Tonight. His fashion choices are very reminiscent of the styles of icons such as Pharrell, Nelly, and even Justin Timberlake, as he shows how he’s now getting over the heartbreak.

About Manuel Turizo

Manuel Turizo found fame after releasing his song “Una Lady Como Tù” (1.5 billion views) in 2016 and topping Colombia’s and then Latin America’s charts. This unprecedented success caught the attention of Juan Diego Medina and La Industria INC, who signed him as their artist to continue pushing a successful career of a very talented young man. His following singles “Esperàndote” and “Culpables” have garnered over 700 million views each, further cementing the career of Manuel Turizo among Latin music’s favorites.

He’s collaborated with names such as Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Darell, Noriel, Anuel AA, Zion & Lennox, Wisin & Yandel, Rauw Alejandro, Myke Towers, Piso 21, Maluma, Sech, Jay Wheeler, Mau & Ricky, Camilo, and more, and his songs have received multiple certifications from gold to platinum. He’s been nominated for Premios Juventud, Latin American Music Awards, Premios Tu Mùsica Urbano, Latin Billboards, and Latin Grammys.

Manuel Turizo has released two highly successful albums, ADN and Dopamina, and is working on his third project, 2000, an ode to the year he was born in. Currently, he’s on tour across the US, passing through cities such as Tampa, Chicago, El Paso, Orlando, Houston, New York, and more.

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Nicky Jam Launches New Fan Site Through FanTime

LatinX musician and actor Nicky Jam announced today that he is launching his own fan site–Nickyjamz.com–to provide exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to his personal life. The website will be launched through FanTime, a subscription-based platform that allows a large variety of content creators to monetize their photos and videos. 

Nicky Jam is a Massachusetts native who moved to Puerto Rico at a young age and went on to become one of the biggest reggaeton artists in the world. His music has won numerous awards and he also starred as himself in the Netflix series Nicky Jam: El Ganador. He also hosts The Rockstar Show podcast and has acted in movies such as 2017’s XXX: The Return of Xander Cage. He’s now going to offer his fans an exclusive peek into his world with new content that they can’t get anywhere else. 

“I’m launching Nickyjamz.com to provide my fans all over the world with a behind-the-scenes look at my life,” said the artist. “I can’t wait to connect with fans in a more meaningful way and for them to get a peek into my world and see who I really am.”

FanTime is an exclusive fans platform that accepts less than 10% of applicants. Applicants must have something special to offer their fans and have an engaged following. FanTime also offers managed services to help creators grow their user base and succeed on the platform.

Nicky Jam Is Seduced By Temptation On His New Single Miami

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One of the greatest urban-music pioneers, Nicky Jam, unveils his new single Miami, a song that defines the limits of temptation in a long-lived relationship. Could Nicky Jam resist? To find out, fans will be able to enjoy their idol’s new music video on YouTube.

On many occasions, relationships are put to the test by the intervention of third parties, and this is what the new Nicky Jam’s song “Miami” is all about. A very common life story in which a man is tempted to betray his partner with another girl who represents something new, different, and forbidden.

The song has A-class producers such as Dj Luian, Mambo Kingz, and Neneto, under the wings of the record label La Industria INC/Sony Music Latin.

Miami premiers with its official music video, an unprecedented audio-visual production. The video is full of emotion and bright colors, under the lens of the master of urban genre music videos, Jessy Terrero.

“I think that all my fans are going to love this song. It’s all about real-life experiences. Those that can really connect you with the audience, because, unfortunately, heartbreaks are more common than happy endings,” said Nicky Jam.

The videoclip was produced by Cinema Giants INC, and as expected, it was recorded in the city of Miami, Florida. Filmmaker Jessy Terrero did not miss the opportunity to show off the best landscapes in the city, including luxurious balconies overlooking the ocean and bold Miami-style streets where nightlife is the real protagonist.

Listen to “Miami” by Nicky Jam today on your favorite digital music platform.

About Nicky Jam:

Nick Rivera Caminero, known as Nicky Jam, is recognized around the world as a pioneer of Latin urban music. At the age of 11, he recorded his first album …Distinto A Los Demás (Different from the Rest), which attracted the attention of DJs and artists in Puerto Rico.

As a young adult, Nicky Jam quickly rose to the top of his genre with radio hits including “Yo No Soy Tu Marido (I’m Not Your Husband),” “Me Voy Pa’l Party (I’m Leaving for the Party),” “Fiel A Tu Piel (Faithful to Your Skin)” and “La Combi Completa (The Complete Package),” among others. He toured the world and became one of Latin urban music’s first international stars. He was obligated to stop his music career for three years because of some serious personal problems. In 2013, he relaunched with a new image, coming back stronger than ever. He notched five radio hits: “Piensas en ME (You Think About Me),” “Curiosidad,” “Juegos Prohibidos (Forbidden Games),” “Voy a Beber (I’m Going to Drink)” and the global chart-topper, “Travesuras (Mischief).”

In February 2015, Nicky Jam teamed up with Enrique Iglesias to release “El Perdón (Forgiveness)”, his most internationally acclaimed single to date. Tallying over one million YouTube views on the day of its release, “El Perdón” was #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart for 30 weeks (second longest-running single in the chart’s history). In January 2016, Nicky released “Hasta el Amanecer (Until Dawn),” which gave him the biggest Latin song of the year for the second consecutive year.

In 2017 Nicky Jam released “El Amante (The Lover)” and his very first solo album Fénix. The single “El Amante” quickly became an international hit, reaching 7x platinum, while the album went 11x platinum. The same year, he made his acting debut in the Vin Diesel blockbuster XXX: Return of Xander Cage.

In 2018 he earned three Latin GRAMMY nominations and appeared on the all-star remix of “Te Bote (I Dumped You),” whose video became the most watched on YouTube in any genre during 2018. Additionally, Nicky Jam had the honor of recording and performing “Live It Up,” featuring Will Smith and Era Istrefi, for the official soundtrack of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

His autobiographical series El Ganador (The Winner) premiered on Netflix at the end of 2019, as well as his album Íntimo.

Nicky Jam returned to the big screen in early 2020 with a role in Bad Boys for Life, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. His most recent single “Fan de tus Fotos” has generated great impact in the music industry, garnering more than 25 million views within a month of its release.

Nikki Jam/El Alfa illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Nicky Jam × El Alfa – Pikete

Latin music pioneer Nicky Jam releases a new musical collaboration with the “master” of the Dominican Dembow El Alfa. Together, both Latin-music superstars give life to “Pikete”, a song that promises to become the new summer anthem and is now available on all digital platforms. You can watch the music video HERE

“Pikete” tells the story of a woman who seems unattainable because of her beauty and attitude. The song was born from the composition of its interpreters Nicky Jam and El Alfa, along with Slow Mike, Luis A O´neill, and Juan Diego Medina Vélez, under the record label La Industria inc. The song premiers with its official video, directed by the pioneer of urban genre music videos Jessy Terrero, with the production house Cinema Giants. 

It is not the first time that Nicky Jam and El Alfa have collaborated. Songs such as “Nadie como tú” “Segueta remix” and “A Correr Los Lakers” have united them at a professional level, however, the last interview that Nicky Jam made with El Alfa, through his own talk show, “The Rockstar Show,” generated more than 3 million views on YouTube, and their fans asked to see them together again.

About Nicky Jam

Nicky Jam’s rise and fall story is the story of his genre itself: great fame, hard times and artistic rebirth. As one of the founders of the Urban Latin movement, Nicky Jam began recording music at the age of 11. As a young adult, he quickly rose to the top of his genre creating some of the biggest hits of the early urban movement in the 90’s. Just as he was starting to enjoy his hard-earned accomplishments, his life took a 180-degree turn and he decided to move to Colombia to rebuild his career. After being out of the limelight for 10 years, he released his album Fenix in 2017. The album is now certified Diamond in the U.S. by the RIAA. It contains the biggest singles of his career which are all Multi-Platinum certified: “El Amante,” “El Perdón,” and “Hasta El Amanecer.” 

In 2018, he returned with his first new single titled “X”. The single is a duet with his longtime friend and colleague, J Balvin. This will be a landmark year for Nicky, as he will be releasing his next album.