Daddy Yankee

Origin : Puerto Rico
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Styles : Reggaeton
Official Site : Daddy Yankee
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Daddy Yankee : discography

Daddy Yankee - Rompe (remix) album cover Album : Rompe (remix)
Year : 2006
Daddy Yankee - Ahora le toca al cangri live album cover Album : Ahora le toca al cangri live
Year : 2005
Daddy Yankee - Barrio Fino En Directo album cover Album : Barrio Fino En Directo
Year : 2005
Daddy Yankee - Gasolina album cover Album : Gasolina
Year : 2005
Daddy Yankee - Los Homerun-es album cover Album : Los Homerun-es
Year : 2005
Daddy Yankee - Barrio Fino album cover Album : Barrio Fino
Year : 2004

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Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran dominated Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, each picking up six awards.

Lamar, Sheeran and Bruno Mars led the pack with 15 nominations each, followed by Post Malone with 13, Imagine Dragons with 11, Drake with 9 and Justin Bieber and Cardi B with 8. At night’s end, Sheeran took home six prizes, including Top Artist; Lamar brought home six, Top Rap Artist among them. Earning five awards: Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee for their mega-hit with Bieber, “Despacito.”

Billboard Music Awards nominees and winners are based on fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners.

The awards are based on the chart period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

Kelly Clarkson hosted this year’s show at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, where Janet Jackson was recognized with an Icon Award.

Also Read: Billboard Music Awards 2018: Red Carpet Arrivals

Below is the complete list of winners:

Top Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran – WINNER**
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
21 Savage
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid — WINNER**
Kodak Black

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
Camila Cabello — WINNER**
Cardi B
Drake
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran — WINNER**

Top Female Artist:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Halsey
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift — WINNER**

Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons — WINNER**
Migos
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake — WINNER**
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Chris Stapleton
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran — WINNER**

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER**
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Song Sales Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran — WINNER**

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Charlie Puth
Ed Sheeran — WINNER**

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
BTS — WINNER**
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
U2 — WINNER**

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars — WINNER**
SZA
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
Bruno Mars — WINNER**
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:
Beyonce
Rihanna
SZA — WINNER**

Top R&B Tour:
Bruno Mars — WINNER**
Lionel Richie
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER**
Lil Uzi Vert
Migos
Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER**
Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist:
Bhad Bhabie
Cardi B — WINNER**
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
J. Cole
JAY-Z — WINNER**
Kendrick Lamar

Top Country Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton — WINNER**

Top Country Male Artist:
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton — WINNER**

Top Country Female Artist:
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris — WINNER**

Top Country Duo/Group Artist:
Florida Georgia Line — WINNER**
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan — WINNER**
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons — WINNER**
Linkin Park
Portugal. The Man
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
U2 — WINNER**

Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Ozuna — WINNER**
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers — WINNER**
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
ODESZA

Top Christian Artist:
Elevation Worship
Hillsong UNITED
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe — WINNER**
Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy
Travis Greene
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise
Tasha Cobbs Leonard — WINNER**
Tamela Mann

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. – WINNER**
Post Malone, Stoney
Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation

Top Selling Album:
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, reputation – WINNER**

Top Soundtrack:
Black Panther
The Fate of the Furious: The Album
The Greatest Showman
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana -- WINNER**

Top R&B Album:
Khalid, American Teen
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic — WINNER**
SZA, CTRL
The Weeknd, Starboy
XXXTentacion, 17

Top Rap Album:
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. — WINNER**
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Migos, Culture
Post Malone, Stoney

Top Country Album:
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1 — WINNER**
Brett Young, Brett Young

Top Rock Album:
Imagine Dragons, Evolve — WINNER**
Linkin Park, One More Light
Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor
Portugal. The Man, Woodstock
U2, Songs of Experience

Top Latin Album:
Nicky Jam, Fenix
Christian Nodal, Me Deje Llevar
Ozuna, Odisea — WINNER**
Romeo Santos, Golden
Shakira, El Dorado

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Avicii, AV?CI (01)
The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open — WINNER**
Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Kygo, Stargazing
ODESZA, A Moment Apart

Top Christian Album:
Elevation Worship, There Is A Cloud
Hillsong UNITED, Wonder
Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection — WINNER**
MercyMe, Lifer

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way From Sunday
Travis Greene, Crossover: Live From Music City
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit — WINNER**
Marvin Sapp, Close

Top Hot 100 Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER**
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape Of You”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.” — WINNER**
Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour LLIF3”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Post Malone ft. Quavo, “Congratulations”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER**
Lil Pump, “Gucci Gang”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Top Selling Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER**
Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran “Perfect”

Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Charlie Puth, “Attention”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You” — WINNER**

Top Collaboration:
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER**
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Top R&B Song:
Childish Gambino, “Redbone”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like” — WINNER**
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B, “Finesse”

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar” — WINNER**

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road” — WINNER**
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top Rock Song:
Imagine Dragons “Believer” — WINNER**
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”
Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin & Willy William Ft. Beyonce, “Mi Gente”
Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, “Mayores”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER**
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Wisin ft. Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” — WINNER**
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, “No Promises”
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie, “Rockabye”
Kygo & Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me”
Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”

Top Christian Song:
Elevation Worship, “O Come To The Altar”
Hillsong Worship, “What A Beautiful Name” — WINNER**
Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You”
MercyMe, “Even If”
Zach Williams, “Old Church Choir”

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, “Trust In You”
Travis Greene, “You Waited”
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, “You Deserve It” — WINNER**
Tamela Mann, “Change Me”
Charlie Wilson, “I’m Blessed”

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Source : thewrap.com | 2018-05-21 04:29:20.0

Receiving a Billboard Music Award nomination is a win in itself, but only a handful of celebrities will take the stage on Sunday night to gather their trophies.

Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran led the pack with nominations in 15 categories including top male artist. Taylor Swift snagged five nods, while Cardi B showed up strong with eight nominations.

This year’s ceremony airs live on NBC from Las Vegas and features 16 performances by artists including Shawn Mendes, Janet Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato and more. See the full list of winners below:

Top Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
21 Savage
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Kodak Black

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Halsey
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
Migos
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Chris Stapleton
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

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Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Song Sales Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Charlie Puth
Ed Sheeran

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
BTS
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
U2

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars
SZA
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:
Beyonce
Rihanna
SZA

Top R&B Tour:
Bruno Mars
Lionel Richie
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Uzi Vert
Migos
Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist:
Bhad Bhabie
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
J. Cole
Jay-Z
Kendrick Lamar

Top Country Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Male Artist:
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Female Artist:
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

Top Country Duo/Group Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Check out PEOPLE’s full Billboard Music Awards coverage to get the latest news on music’s big night.

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Portugal. The Man
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
U2

Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
ODESZA

Top Christian Artist:
Elevation Worship
Hillsong UNITED
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe
Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy
Travis Greene
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Tamela Mann

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
Post Malone, Stoney
Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation

Top Selling Album:
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, reputation

Top Soundtrack:
Black Panther
The Fate of the Furious: The Album
The Greatest Showman
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana

Top R&B Album:
Khalid, American Teen
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
SZA, CTRL
The Weeknd, Starboy
XXXTentacion, 17

Top Rap Album:
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Migos, Culture
Post Malone, Stoney

Top Country Album:
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Brett Young, Brett Young

Top Rock Album:
Imagine Dragons, Evolve
Linkin Park, One More Light
Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor
Portugal. The Man, Woodstock
U2, Songs of Experience

Top Latin Album:
Nicky Jam, Fenix
Christian Nodal, Me Deje Llevar
Ozuna, Odisea
Romeo Santos, Golden
Shakira, El Dorado

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Avicii, AV?CI (01)
The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open
Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Kygo, Stargazing
ODESZA, A Moment Apart

Top Christian Album:
Elevation Worship, There Is A Cloud
Hillsong UNITED, Wonder
Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection
MercyMe, Lifer

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way From Sunday
Travis Greene, Crossover: Live From Music City
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit.
Marvin Sapp, Close

Top Hot 100 Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape Of You”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour LLIF3”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Post Malone ft. Quavo, “Congratulations”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Lil Pump, “Gucci Gang”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Top Selling Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran “Perfect”

Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Charlie Puth, “Attention”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Top Collaboration:
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Top R&B Song:
Childish Gambino, “Redbone”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B, “Finesse”

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top Rock Song:
Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”
Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin & Willy William Ft. Beyonce, “Mi Gente”
Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, “Mayores”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Wisin ft. Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, “No Promises”
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie, “Rockabye”
Kygo & Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me”
Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”

Top Christian Song:
Elevation Worship, “O Come To The Altar”
Hillsong Worship, “What A Beautiful Name”
Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You”
MercyMe, “Even If”
Zach Williams, “Old Church Choir”

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, “Trust In You”
Travis Greene, “You Waited”
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, “You Deserve It”
Tamela Mann, “Change Me”
Charlie Wilson, “I’m Blessed”

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 on NBC.

Source : people.com | 2018-05-21 01:13:11.0

A widespread cyber attack on Vevo’s YouTube account altered, defaced, and/or momentarily disabled popular music videos from Drake, Chris Brown, and Justin Bieber. Hackers broke into the most-viewed music video of all time, Bieber, Luis Fonsi, and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito.” It came down for a brief period after its cover image was replaced with a... Read More

The post Drake, Chris Brown, & Justin Bieber Music Videos Defaced by Hackers appeared first on Rap-Up.

Source : rap-up.com | 2018-04-10 19:50:13.0

“Despacito” fans were greeted with a rude awakening on Tuesday morning on YouTube, where the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee music video hit was briefly pulled from the site after hackers toyed with it.

The Spanish-language chart topper wasn’t the only music video impacted, either. Songs from Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris, Chris Brown, Drake, Katy Perry, Adele and Shakira were also hit by the hackers.

The videos were retitled with the culprits’ signature,  “Hacked by Prosox & Kuroi’sh.” The hackers targeted music syndicator Vevo, which carries some of the biggest videos on YouTube — including “Despacito,” the most watched clip in the site’s history. The video just passed the five-billion views threshold last week. Once hit on Vevo’s side, the hack became visible on YouTube.

“Vevo can confirm that a number of videos in its catalogue were subject to a security breach today, which has now been contained,” a company spokesperson told TheWrap, adding, “We are working to reinstate all videos affected and our catalogue to be restored to full working order. We are continuing to investigate the source of the breach.”

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A YouTube spokesperson stressed to TheWrap the hack was on Vevo’s end, and that the video giant pulled the clips while Vevo looked into the issue.

“After seeing unusual upload activity on a handful of VEVO channels, we worked quickly with our partner to disable access while they investigate the issue,” a YouTube spokesperson said.

Some of the videos were left unscathed, but others had their thumbnails replaced with a scene from the TV show “Money Heist,” with several of masked henchmen holding guns. When viewers went to watch “Despacito,” they were only able to see the gunmen and told the clip was unavailable.

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Several hacked clips included screenshot of gun-toting gang

Later on Tuesday morning, “Despacito” and the rest of the videos hit appeared to be back to normal.

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Source : thewrap.com | 2018-04-10 18:35:25.0
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee fans were in for a shock when their hit number 'Despacito' disappeared. Youtube's most watched video ever which has over five billion views had got hacked and then got restored within few hours on Tuesday.
Source : dnaindia.com | 2018-04-10 17:10:00.0
The most-viewed YouTube video of all time , Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," fell victim to hackers today. YouTube pulled the video down after discovering that it was tampered with. The thumbnail was replaced by an image of a masked gang from the Netflix show Casa De Papel . (You can check out the thumbnail here .)…
Source : stereogum.com | 2018-04-10 15:50:37.0
Luis Fonsi’s global hit “Despacito” has broken a new digital record. The official video of the catchy Spanish-language track, featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee, on Wednesday surpassed 5 billion views on YouTube — becoming the first video in the platform’s history to hit that watermark. Note that it’s not the version of “Despacito” with […]
Source : variety.com | 2018-04-05 13:12:51.0

The electronic music world is orbiting around Miami this weekend and even the Fresh Prince wanted in on the action.

Nearly every DJ and key industry player has descended on the 20th annual Ultra Music Festival. Talent ranges from the bankable big guys plastered on L.A. billboards (like Tiesto, who has played 16 of the 20 Ultra festivals), to producers who architect the summer season in Ibiza, to founding generation names like Sasha and Digweed.

On Saturday night, the 155,000 fans made room for one more: Will Smith.

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Smith was the first of a few surprise guests to join crossover pop DJ Marshmello on the main stage, emerging from behind the turntables to rap “Welcome to Miami.”

Marshmello and his manager, Moe Shalizi, are acutely tuned in to their fan base and the zeitgeist — so they married two of the dominant pop culture trends of the moment, ’90s nostalgia and hip-hop’s resurgence with Gen-Z. Will Smith is the human embodiment of both.

He’s old enough to be most of the ravers’ dad (the ultimate “Rave Dad”) but no one will accuse him of being a “parent who just doesn’t understand.”

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Beyond Smith’s novelty cameo, Ultra’s performers pilot eight stages that have invaded the waterside Bayfront Park for three day and nights of “oontz oontz” with a side of fireworks, pyro and LED-heavy megastructures (above).

On the opening day alone, The Party Report spotted British producer Hot Since 82 spinning from inside the head of a fire-breathing spider stage.

Nearby, hands-up “big room” producers Hardwell and Armin Van Buuren blinded even the back of the field with the main stage’s lighting towers. Dancing visuals were projected on to Miami’s skyline as synchronized light shows seemed to emanate from within downtown corporate office towers.

At this festival, “backstage” is a yacht docked next to the park. Aboard that yacht, international charisma brand Steve Aoki casually stuck out his hand to introduce himself minutes after unplugging from a sunset main stage performance with Daddy Yankee and Desiigner (below).

Steve Aoki wrapped up his set with Daddy Yankee and Desiigner. (Instagram/SteveAoki)

Also Read: Coachella 2018 Lineup: 15 Surprises and Snubs

“You can’t do Miami without a yacht,” one prominent talent rep told The Party Report.

Beyond tropical trappings, Ultra has a reputation for expanding their fan base’s music diet.

“We’ve always offered a radical view of dance music by incorporating crossover and live performances,” Adam Russakoff, Ultra’s Executive Producer/Talent Buyer, recently told Ocean Drive. “It’s vital to remain unique while still staying within the confines of electronic performances.”

As the first major music festival of the 2018 summer season, artists leverage Ultra to set the table for the year ahead. Similarly for the Ultranauts (read: fans), many of them dedicated festival goers, it’s like opening day. Suddenly, Coachella is only two and a half weeks away.

Accordingly, this dive in to Ultra comes through the lens of a professional Indio enthusiast.

Also Read: Coachella Says No Weed This Year -- Even Though It's Legal in California

Here’s what it’s like on the ground:

What are these Stages? A fire-breathing Spider and the Carl Cox MegaStructure

The aforementioned Arcadia “Spider” stage travels the world as a hybrid art installation and performance space.

The Ultra Worldwide stage is an LED rainbow:

Rezz, a 22-year-old female producer from Canada (below), sounds like Skrillex was her babysitter. She  rocked under the arch on Friday night (March 23).

Rezz mixed up her chunky “wub wub” sound by sprinkling in some Rage Against the Machine with “Killing in the Name” ranking as highlight (above). She’s on the bill in Indio and one to watch at Coachella.

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Finally, festival Uber & Lyft that actually works

Kudos to festival founder Russell Faibisch. He and his team solved the scarce Lyft and Uber problem that plagues Coachella, EDC and other festival fans at the end of a long day. Here, both services had multiple “flaggers” and people holding signs directing thousands of departing people toward an expedited valet system.

Rides are not an issue at the “walk-on, walk-off” grounds of Lollapalooza in downtown Chicago, but here in Miami with only a fraction of the space that Coachella has to work with in the desert, the lots were nearby and efficient. The show ended at midnight. At 12:04 a.m., The Party Report was in a Lyft.

Ultra breaks news (Part 1)

Fliers handed out on site announced the festival’s 2019 dates, an early warning shot for many of the international attendees. Earlier in the week, Ultra announced that it had acquired Winter Music Conference, the once-prominent electronic and DJ industry conference that used to be the main event in Miami every March.

From Ultra’s 1999 origin on South Beach as a sideshow that used to accompany a professional conference, Ultra has grown enormously. For the past several years, it was the tail that wags the Winter Music Conference dog. No more. This week, it ate the dog.

Ultra break news (Part 2): A Swedish house mafia reunion?

Axwell Ingrosso close out night one of Ultra on Friday, Mar. 23. (Facebook Axwell Ingrosso)

The festival is known for nurturing “moments.” Justin Bieber’s comeback began here in 2015 with a surprise appearance with Diplo and Skrillex to reveal “Where Are Ü Now?” for the first time. Madonna once turned up, made a bad joke and caught the wrath of Deadmau5.

Also Read: Madonna Set to Direct Ballerina Film 'Taking Flight'

The big 2018 rumor was a reunion by EDM super group Swedish House Mafia, which broke up after a final performance at this same festival five years ago. Two of the three, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, have gone on to pump out new hits like “On My Way” and “Dreamer” and tour the festival and nightlife circuit.

With about 15 minutes left in their Friday night headlining set, Axwell ? Ingrosso teased the audience by playing Swedish House Mafia’s final single, “Don’t You Worry Child,” but that’s as far as the reunion went…for now.

The listed set times included an intentionally blurred name as the final performance on Sunday night, heavily tipped to be this reunion. In a festival known for “moments,” that would be the headline.

Others are less impressed.

“So, in other words, (estranged third member) Steve Angello walks on stage to play the same songs they have all played for years and years,” Reddit user LA90036 snarked online.

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This is a Jenner-free zone

Though Bayfront Park in downtown Miami is more densely packed than Lollapalooza’s footprint in Chicago, there’s less urgency in Ultra’s crowd. While one disinterested local professional slugged Ultra-goers as “freakazoids” and a Miami public relations executive sighed “Ugh. Why?” when I told her that I was going to the festival, there’s only a fraction of the selfie narcissism that runs through Coachella.

The phones come out, but in a more healthy “back camera” to “front-facing camera” ratio. Shooting the stages and performers seemed at least as important as snapping yourself.

Bonus: There were no Jenners, Kardashians, or flower crowns spotted. Glitter, sequins, and Will Smith? Those are unavoidable.

The 20th Ultra Music Festival continues through Sunday night, Mar. 25 and is livestreaming on UMF TV on YouTube.

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Source : thewrap.com | 2018-03-25 16:10:45.0

Steve Aoki is set to headline a two-day experience in Austin at SXSW.

“I have been coming to SXSW for over a decade and I still look forward to it every year,” he tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I see so many friends from all over the world and I love that. SXSW always has the craziest fans and I have something special in store for them.”

The 40-year-old deejay and producer will perform at the Media Temple SXSW Interactive Bash with SuperDuperKyle on Mar. 13, and guests can also mingle with top influencers a day before at the Media Temple Agency open house.

Says Lou Kikos, general manager of Media Temple: “SXSW consistently acts as the springboard for culture and technology trends, propelling innovative ideas into the hands of creatives and makers. Agencies, media companies, startups, and enterprises are drawn to the event as they seek to harness (or be) the next big thing. It’s why Media Temple annually partners with SXSW: We’re passionate about helping clients build relevant and engaging experiences, and we prove it by bringing them all together for a singular event of our own.”

Aoki dropped his highly anticipated music video for his new song “Azukita” — featuring Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz and Elvis Crespo — on Mar. 2.

RELATED VIDEO: Steve Aoki Hints at More Music With Louis Tomlinson

In the video, he and Yankee go head-to-head in a virtual reality dance battle game. The track is Aoki’s first Spanish-language track and has inspired an international movement in the Zumba community.

“It’s been crazy seeing all these dance and fitness videos being posted on Instagram to ‘Azukita,'” Aoki previously told PEOPLE CHICA. “From Zumba instructors and students all over the world, fitness aficionados, social media influencers, and our fans; the response has been nothing short of overwhelming proving that Latin influence is really universal.”

Source : people.com | 2018-03-07 00:06:13.0
It's hard to keep up with every song released in every language. We JUST heard this new Daddy Yankee song and we're so glad we did!! Don't sleep on this! The King Of Reggaeton's latest is super fun and the Puerto Rican doing what he does best! Check out Dura above! Then CLICK HERE to listen to more [...]
Source : perezhilton.com | 2018-02-24 15:31:02.0
If you like dance music and if you Latin music, then you will like this A LOT! Mega DJ/producer Steve Aoki has teamed up with some Latino superstars for Azukita! Daddy Yankee, Elvis Crespo and Play-N-Skillz! This is super high enegery and fun! Check it out above! Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Steve Aoki!
Source : perezhilton.com | 2018-02-10 15:31:06.0

A few weeks ago, Daddy Yankee challenged his followers to send videos dancing to his new song “Dura” and a grandma showed him she’s got the moves! Daddy Yankee loved the video of her stepping along to the dance hit, next to her workout teacher at a gym class, and reposted it. “The abuelita is dura. She looks so beautiful dancing. It’s one of my favorite videos,” the reggaeton star said in his caption.

The singer has been reposting his favorite videos of the “Dura” challenge. He also shared the sexy dance video posted by Zuleyka Rivera on her Instagram. The Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe, who was the model for Yankee and Luis Fonsi’s record-breaking music video “Despacito,” drove social media wild with her own “Dura” video. In mere hours, her clip garnered over 1,700,000 views and thousands of comments.

The catchy song, which is about a girl who is “dura” (“hot”), is inspiring people of all ages to get up and dance. Daddy Yankee’s followers fell in love with the grooving grandma, showering her with compliments. “That’s going to be me at that age,” one said. “She’s divine,” another gushed. “The best one of all!” a third chimed in. The endearing clip already has over 3 million views — Zuleyka Rivera has fierce competition.

A video of an 88-year-old Irish lady dancing to Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” also went viral last year. Apparently the reggaeton star is a hit with older generations too.

Source : people.com | 2018-02-10 05:55:06.0
Viva Las Vegas! The Billboard Latin Music Awards are heading to Sin City to celebrate its 20th broadcast of the show on Telemundo. This year J Balvin, Shakira, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee,...
Source : E! Online | 2018-02-07 16:03:00.0
Blythe Danner (75) Tallulah Belle Willis (24) Sean Kingston (28) Amal Clooney (40) Kelly Sullivan (40) Daddy Yankee (41) Maitland Ward (41) Isla Fisher (42) Elisa Donovan (47) Warwick Davis (48) Maura Tierney (53) Linda Eder (57) Thomas Calabro (59) Lee Ranaldo (62) Nathan Lane (62) Morgan Fairchild (68) Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) Pic: Wenn.com
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Well, this is quite the mix-up! Justin Bieber won his first-ever Latin Grammy back in November for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's Despacito remix. Only thing is, the award has yet to land in his hands! Just this week, music producer Carlos Escalona Cruz, who recently won a Latin Grammy of his own for his work with [...]
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All eyes were on the performances and big winners at the 2018 Grammys on Sunday, but PEOPLE was also watching for the action off-camera, backstage and on the red carpet. From all the star-studded meetings to the reactions of the night’s biggest moments, we caught everything not shown on TV.

On the Red Carpet

Lady Gaga made a big entrance as one of the first celebrities to arrive at Madison Square Garden with three people helping her with her long black train.

The men of Lady Antebellum, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, attended without band member Hillary Scott, who is pregnant with twins. “We miss our girl!” Kelley and Haywood said.

Hugs all around! Sam Smith and Khalid shared a quick embrace as did Hailee Steinfeld and Camila Cabello.

RELATED: Grammys 2018: Check Out the Complete Winners List!

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James Corden‘s parents were a big hit with celebrities before they headed into the show. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, as well as Cardi B, introduced themselves to the host’s father Malcolm and mother Margaret, who later sang “Happy Birthday” to Rick Ross who celebrated his 42nd birthday at the show.

Several celebrities wore or held onto white roses to show solidarity in the movement against sexual harassment and assault.

Be sure to check out PEOPLE’s full Grammys coverage to get the latest news on music’s big night.

Inside the Show

SZA was a cheerleader for her fellow nominees, despite losing. She was among the first to stand up as soon as Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna were announced as winners for best rap/sung performance. In addition, the singer was the first to rise from her seat to applaud and one of the last to sit back down when Alessia Cara won for best new artist.

There were sounds of disappointment with slight boos from the audience when Ed Sheeran won for pop vocal performance over Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Lady Gaga and Kesha.

RELATED GALLERY: The Moments You Can’t Miss From the Grammys Red Carpet

Teigen was very excited for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s performance of their hit song, “Despacito” as she pumped both of her fists into the air and did a little dance before giving it a standing ovation.

RELATED GALLERY: All the Grammys Moments We Can’t Stop Talking About

And during Sting’s performance, Blue Ivy Carter tugged on her father JAY-Z’s tuxedo jacket when he got up to applaud the singer. Beyoncé was also enjoying the moment, clapping along.

Before announcing the winner of best country album, presenters Hailee Steinfeld and Donnie Wahlberg borrowed cowboy hats from Midland. After handing the Grammy to Chris Stapleton, the actors left the stage and returned their briefly loaned accessories back to Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson.

Kesha’s powerful performance of “Praying” was one of the most well-received highlights from the show. Janelle Monae’s presenter’s speech had Beyoncé emphatically nodding while her husband clapped in support. Nearly every celebrity in the crowd gave Kesha a standing ovation.

Soon after Cabello performed with Kesha, the former Fifth Harmony member made a stirring intro for U2, speaking on behalf of Dreamers, those protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Inside MSG, Lorde appeared on the big screens making a “you go girl” face.

RELATED VIDEO: Here’s the List of Nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton had a roaring response when she appeared in the Fire and Fury sketch with her ending cameo being received by screams and applause.

Another political moment that had viewers and audience members expressing serious gasps and wistful screams was Corden’s fake-out about Barack Obama presenting an award. Instead, the host was introducing Grammy President and CEO Neil Portnow.

During the In Memoriam portion of the show, many in MSG clapped for the photo of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, who died of suicide by hanging in July at age 41.

Taking our power back. Proud of you girl @KeshaRose #timesup @imjmichaels @cyndilauper @BebeRexha @Camila_Cabello #grammys2018 pic.twitter.com/RoFsbS1DZe

— Andra Day (@AndraDayMusic) January 29, 2018

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Backstage

Kesha was revered for her emotional performance as Andra Day shared footage of the group of women giving each other congratulatory hugs. “You got the power back,” Bebe Rexha could be heard telling the Rainbow hitmaker.

Pink’s six-year-old Willow finally met her favorite Rihanna as seen in the proud mom’s photo on Instagram. “Dreams come true. My daughter lives for this woman. So do I,” the mother of two wrote.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, were broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

At the Afterparties

Logic and his wife Jessica Andrea entered the UMG afterpary holding hands as he was in great spirits, even jumping behind deejay booth.

Lorde had a quick outfit change from her red Valentino gown and Jimmy Choo heels to a slip dress and pair of Adidas sneakers.

Reporting by MELODY CHIU, JEFF NELSON and MAGGIE PARKER
Source : people.com | 2018-01-29 05:05:56.0

Sure, you may have played with Apple’s new Animojis, which turn your facial expressions into moving emojis. But Apple helped show their full potential on Grammy night with ads featuring Migos and Childish Gambino.

The ads are fascinating, and captivating — and may change the way you visualize the songs. Unless you’ve been imagining Childish Gambino, aka “Atlanta” star Donald Glover, as an alien surrounded by unicorns.

The first animoji ad, above, featuring “Stir Fry” by Migos, shows the rapper’s represented by a puppy, a fox, and a poop emoji, with a little support from veggie emojis, smoke, and sunglasses.

Also Read: Here's What Bruno Mars Sang That the Grammys Censored (Video)

The second commercial spot features “Redbone” by Childish Gambino as the alien emoji–and the halo jewelery shown on the “Awaken, My Love!” cover art.

“Despacito” got in on the emoji love, too, featuring Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi as a rooster and a bunny.

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Source : thewrap.com | 2018-01-29 03:45:34.0
We have heard this song SO much over the last year, but when it comes to a big moment like the Grammys, give it to us one more time!!! Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee took to the stage to perform Despacito at the Grammys just a few minutes ago, and we can't get enough of it! The [...]
Source : perezhilton.com | 2018-01-29 02:45:56.0
Des-pa-cito... Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee heated things up at the 2018 Grammy Awards with their "Despacito" performance, which also included former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera....
Source : E! Online | 2018-01-29 02:44:00.0
Find out who took home top honors at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards with our complete list of 2018 Grammy winners. Album of the year Childish Gambino, Awaken, My Love! Jay-Z, 4:44 Kendrick Lamar, Damn Lorde, Melodrama Bruno Mars, 24K Magic—WINNER Record of the year Childish Gambino, Redbone Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, Despacito Jay-Z, The Story of O.J. Kendrick […]
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Get ready because music’s biggest night is upon us — the Grammy Awards!

The Recording Academy’s annual telecast will air live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden after a 15-year run in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. EST on CBS.

Past Grammys have brought us incredible performances, iconic speeches and can’t-miss red carpet style, and this year’s event is bound to be another unforgettable night.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the big show.

Who’s hosting?

James Corden returns for a second consecutive year to host the awards. Last year, the Late Late Show star replaced LL Cool J, who had hosted the show for five years prior.

Who’s performing?

Music’s biggest night deserves music’s biggest stars! Nominees including Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Pink, SZA, Dear Evan Hansen’s Ben Platt and Childish Gambino are set to take the stage at the annual awards ceremony. Mega-watt team-ups include Bruno Mars and Cardi B tackling their remix of “Finesse,” Rihanna, DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller performing their summer jam “Wild Thoughts,” as well as Latin artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee bringing their indomitable Number One juggernaut “Despacito.”

Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid will deliver their stirring message of suicide prevention with “1-800-273-8255,” and Kesha will join forces with Camila Cabello, Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels and Andra Day for “Praying”— showing their solidarity with the #MeToo movement by donning white roses.

Sam Smith will also perform, as well as the bands Little Big Town and U2.

Tributes

Miley Cyrus will join five-time GRAMMY winner Elton John onstage to perform the music icon’s classic songs in celebration of him and his longtime writing partner, Bernie Taupin, receiving the Recording Academy President’s Merit Award.

The Recording Academy will also take a moment to honor the victims who lost their lives to gun violence and terrorism at various live music events over the course of the past year. During a special tribute performed by three of the artists who participated in the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in October, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church and Maren Morris will come together for the touching segment.

Be sure to check out PEOPLE’s full Grammys coverage to get the latest news on music’s big night.

Who’s nominated?

Rap and R&B stars have been a big favorite this year. JAY-Z, who was nominated in three of the four major categories for his album 4:44, raked in a total of eight nods. Kendrick Lamar closely followed, getting recognition in seven categories for Damn, his third consecutive studio album to be nominated for album of the year — an achievement only matched by Kanye West.

Bruno Mars is the third most-nominated artist with six, continuing his domination in the record of the year category with a nod for his single “24K Magic,” his fifth nomination for that award since 2010 — more than any other artist in this decade.

RELATED VIDEO: Here’s the List of Nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards

SZA is the year’s top female nominee with five nods, including best new artist, alongside Khalid, Julia Michaels, Lil Uzi Vert and Alessia Cara. Other nominees include “Despacito,” the only song to appear in both the song and record of the year categories, and the first foreign-language song to be nominated for both awards since “La Bamba” 30 years ago.

When are the pre-shows?

E!’s Grammys Countdown starts at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, followed by the network’s two-hour Live From the Red Carpet: 2018 Grammys Awards special at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT. After the Grammys telecast, you can watch the E! After Party at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.

Entertainment Tonight hosts Kevin Frazier and Nancy O’Dell and ET correspondent Keltie Knight will also host the one-hour Grammys Red Carpet Live program, which will start at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Billboard: Live at the Grammys, will begin streaming on Twitter at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.

CBS is broadcasting the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Source : people.com | 2018-01-26 23:28:50.0
When Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Erika Ender wrote "Despacito," they knew it'd be "special," but they had no idea how they'd make history. On January 12, 2017,...
Source : E! Online | 2018-01-25 14:00:00.0

The Grammys have done everything they can this year to prevent the kind of outcry that took place when Taylor Swift beat Kendrick Lamar for Album of the Year in 2016, or when Adele felt compelled to apologize to Beyonce after her album beat “Lemonade” the following year.

In the prestige categories at the 60th Grammy Awards, you’ll find a full roster of hip-hop artists, with precious few white pop singers to steal the spotlight from the urban styles that have been at the center of popular music for years.

That doesn’t mean voters don’t have the opportunity to make a few eyebrow-raising choices – heck, it wouldn’t be the Grammys without awards (and performances) we can complain about.

Here are our best guesses about what will transpire in 10 of the top Grammy categories, including the one where Bernie Sanders is squaring off against a more formidable opponent than Hillary Clinton: Bruce Springsteen.

Warning: There’s not really a single scandalous choice to be found in here.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Nominees:
Childish Gambino: “Awaken, My Love”
Jay-Z: “4:44”
Kendrick Lamar: “DAMN.”
Lorde: “Melodrama”
Bruno Mars: “24K Magic”

Kendrick Lamar has already been the victim of an infamous Grammy snub in this category, losing the Album of the Year award in 2016 to Taylor Swift’s “1989.” It wouldn’t be completely out of character for Grammy voters to look at this lineup of nominees and choose the white artist, Lorde – but if they did that after receiving praise for the way the nominations finally embraced hip-hop in the major categories, voters would be seen as taking a huge step in the wrong direction.

If there’s going to be an upset, it’ll likely come from Bruno Mars, a Grammy favorite since 2011. But this time, it really does feel as if Lamar will prevail.
Of course, we thought that in 2016 too.

Winner: Kendrick Lamar, “DAMN.”

Also Read: Kendrick Lamar to Produce 'Black Panther: The Album' (Video)

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Nominees:
Childish Gambino: “Redbone”
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber: “Despacito”
Jay-Z: “The Story of O.J.”
Kendrick Lamar: “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars: “24K Magic”

It’s not accurate to say that this award has never gone to a song predominantly in a foreign language, because Domenico Modugno won it for “Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)” way back at the first Grammys in 1959. But that 59-year-gap is now staring straight at “Despacito,” in which even Justin Bieber gets to sing in Spanish. (And English, too.) The reggaton-pop confection is a huge worldwide hit – but if voters are looking something a little more familiar, they might well look in the direction of Bruno Mars, whose “24K Magic” is the kind of virtuoso dance tune that has won in this category recently with Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Mars’ own collaboration with Mick Ronson, “Uptown Funk.”

Winner: Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

SONG OF THE YEAR
Nominees:
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber: “Despacito”
Jay-Z: “4:44”
Julia Michaels: “Issues”
Logic feat. Alessia Cara and Khalid: “1-800-273-8255”
Bruno Mars: “That’s What I Like”

Here’s where voters are looking for songcraft more than production, where the closest thing to a hip-hop song to ever win is Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” That should help Julia Michaels, Bruno Mars and Logic, whose songs are arguably less production- and performance-dependent than “4:44” and “Despacito.” Michaels’ “Issues” might be the closest nominee to what the Academy usually looks for her, followed by Logic’s “1-800-273-8255.”

Winner: “Issues,” Julia Michaels

Also Read: 2018 Grammy Nominations: Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars Lead, Ed Sheeran Shut Out

BEST NEW ARTIST
Nominees:
Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Although things have cooled down since the stretch from 1994 to 2003 that found solo female performers winning Best New Artist nine times in 10 years, voters do love to reward young women with this award. That’s one of the reasons Alessia Cara is a clear frontrunner and why SZA and Julia Michaels are her strongest competition. Michaels could pull off an upset because of that Song of the Year nomination – but Cara’s represented in that category, too, and she has more nominations overall.

Winner: Alessia Cara

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Nominees:
Coldplay: “Kaleidoscope EP”
Lana Del Rey: “Lust for Life”
Imagine Dragons: “Evolve”
Kesha: “Rainbow”
Lady Gaga: “Joanne”
Ed Sheeran: “Divide”

Everybody thought Ed Sheeran was a shoo-in for Album of the Year and Song of the Year nominations, but instead he was shut out of all the top categories. Does that mean the Academy just doesn’t like him anymore, and he’s not going to win in this category either? Or does it mean they owe him, and he’s a lock to win this one?

The truth is probably somewhere in between – and if they really disliked Sheeran, they wouldn’t have nominated him for Pop Vocal Album at all. While Kesha and Lady Gaga and Coldplay are definitely in the running, Sheeran could well save face and take home this award.

Winner: Ed Sheeran, “Divide”

Also Read: Ed Sheeran Says He Slipped Into the 'Pitfalls' of Substance Abuse

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Nominees:
Mastodon: “Emperor of Sand”
Metallica: “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct”
Nothing More: “The Stories We Tell Ourselves”
Queens of the Stone Age: “Villains”
The War on Drugs: “A Deeper Understanding”

Remember back in 1989, when they created the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category and Metallica’s classic ” … And Justice for All” album lost to the distinctly non-metallic Jethro Tull? No? Well, then you probably remember how the sound was screwed up on their duet with Lady Gaga at last year’s Grammy show. The Academy owes them for that one, too.

Winner: Metallica, “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct”

BEST R&B ALBUM
Nominees:
Daniel Caesar: “Freudian”
Ledisi: “Let Love Rule”
Bruno Mars: “24K Magic”
PJ Morton: “Gumbo”
Musiq Soulchild: “Feel the Real”

Daniel Caesar and PJ Morton are relative newcomers, while Ledisi and Musiq Soulchild have nine and 12 previous nominations without a win. But Mars has been nominated 21 times and has won four times in the last three years, in addition to being a favorite performer on the Grammys show.

Winner: Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

Also Read: Bruno Mars Hater Pummeled by Fans on Twitter: 'Find Another Artist to Fit Your Agenda'

BEST RAP ALBUM
Nominees:
Jay-Z: “4:44”
Kendrick Lamar: “DAMN.”
Migos: “Culture”
Rapsody: “Laila’s Wisdom”
Tyler, the Creator: “Flower Boy”

Even when he was losing Album of the Year to Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar was an easy winner in the rap categories. Jay-Z showed surprising appeal to Grammy voters this year, but it’d be a shock if anybody but Lamar took this one.

Winner: Kendrick Lamar, “DAMN.”

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Nominees:
Kenny Chesney: “Cosmic Hallelujah”
Lady Antebellum: “Heart Break”
Little Big Town: “The Breaker”
Thomas Rhett: “Life Changes”
Chris Stapleton: “From a Room: Volume 1”

Chris Stapleton won this award for his first album, “Traveller,” in 2015, when he was becoming one of the hottest and most adventurous new solo artists in country music. He’s now country’s best-selling artist despite his clear rock leanings – and with his well-regarded competitors all occupying the poppier side of country and perhaps splitting the pop-country vote, Stapleton should go back-to-back in the category.

Winner: Chris Stapleton, “From a Room: Volume 1”

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BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM
Nominees:
Neil Degrasse Tyson: “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”
Bruce Springsteen: “Born to Run”
Shelly Peiken: “Confessions of a Serial Songwriter”
Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo: “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In”
Carrie Fisher: “The Princess Diarist”

Bernie Sanders finished second to Hillary Clinton in the competition he had in 2016, and now he gets to finish second (or third, or fourth) to Bruce Springsteen. Obviously you can’t count out the sentimental favorite, the late Carrie Fisher, but it’ll be hard for even Princess Leia to beat Springsteen delivering the audio-book version of the memoir that forms the basis for his acclaimed show “Springsteen on Broadway.” Warning: She might be the least-known nominee to most people, but Shelly Peiken is a very successful songwriter who has written hits for dozens of artists and clearly has lots of friends in the Recording Academy. Maybe even more than Bruce Springsteen.

Winner: Bruce Springsteen: “Born to Run”

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Source : thewrap.com | 2018-01-23 19:14:02.0

The 2018 Grammys will take a few minutes to “honor the victims lost to gun violence and terrorism at various live music events over the course of the past year,” the Recording Academy said on Thursday.

Specifically, the special tribute will reunite three of the artists who participated in the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas: Brothers Osborne (pictured above), Eric Church and Maren Morris.

“Live music events have always provided a safe space for fans to gather in a shared celebration of music. Sadly, that wasn’t always the case this past year,” said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy. “We believe it’s incredibly important to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in these senseless tragedies, and to remind musicians and music lovers alike that live music will continue to be a powerful force that unites us all.”

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“In many ways, our show encapsulates the year in music,” added Ken Ehrlich, executive Producer of the Grammy Awards. “Although that usually means a focus on achievement and excellence, sadly, last year was marred by a number of senseless tragedies that took place at live music events. We didn’t feel like we’d be doing our jobs if we didn’t reflect on these tremendous losses.”

Previously announced Grammy performers include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Elton John, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, Pink, Ben Platt, Sam Smith, SZA and U2.

The 60th Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28 beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on CBS. “Late Late Show” personality James Corden will host the awards show.

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Source : thewrap.com | 2018-01-18 17:05:25.0
Bruno Mars and Cardi B will be drippin’ in “Finesse” at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. The duo has just been added to a growing list of performers, which also includes SZA, Logic, Khalid, Alessia Cara, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, and Kesha. It could be a huge night for Bruno Mars and Cardi B. Five-time... Read More
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They join the bill alongside Kesha, Alessia Cara, Khalid and Logic, plus Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.
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Former Gap Band member Charlie Wilson is celebrating the holiday season with a soulful cover of the Christmas classic “O Holy Night.” The R&B singer joined Puerto Rican duo Jean and Jonathan Solero—better known as the Solero Brothers—for a Spanglish collaboration that hit YouTube last weekend.

This latest project was inspired by the brothers’ native island following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September. “We recently talked about what we could do this holiday season that reminds people of the ‘reason for the season,'” Wilson told PEOPLE Chica. “Our goal was to give some peace—not only to those who have been challenged but to everyone.”

Watch the video below:

Influenced by the many Spanish-English musical collaborations released this year, Wilson was inspired to take part in the movement, naming a few chart-toppers that caught his interest. “I particularly liked the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee song, featuring Justin Bieber, ‘Despacito’ which recently got two Grammy nominations,” he revealed. “I also like ‘Safari’ with J. Balvin, featuring Sky, Pharrell Williams and BIA.” But this is familiar territory for Wilson, who teamed up with Latin artist Pitbull for his song “Good Time” earlier this year.

The BET Lifetime Achievement honoree hopes to continue working with the Solero Brothers as they build their careers in the music industry. “Solero is completing their debut album,” said Wilson. “I just might pop up on that project.”


Source : people.com | 2017-12-16 00:52:54.0

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Nominations for the upcoming 60th Annual Grammy Awards were released on Tuesday …with a glaring omission, or so it seemed to some: Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato did not receive a single nod from the Recording Academy. Although many celebrated the cultural diversity of the nominees across categories, including Latin artists Cardi B, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Gomez and Lovato fans felt the sting of the Grammy snub on behalf of their favorite performers.

Fans of the two superstars, known as Selenators and Lovatics, shared their wrath on social media immediately following the announcement, some even tagged The Recording Academy. “Nobody deserved a Grammy nomination more than Demi,”  one follower wrote. A Gomez devotee tweeted: “I really thought that Selena was going to get her grammy nomination like It Ain’t Me was HUGE it was the biggest dance track of the year.”

Here are more spicy reactions from disappointed fans:

But going back to the Grammy's – Let Me Love You is Demi Lovato's BEST work. Vocally stunning!!! Explain yourself. @RecordingAcad

— Glo (@_StilettoStoner) November 29, 2017

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Y'all really gonna snub my girl Demi Lovato at the Grammy's YET AGAIN. Nah I'm done.

— ??//HannahAmelia//?? (@Lully_xo) November 28, 2017

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Rt if you think Selena Gomez deserves a Grammy pic.twitter.com/6jh2qBfyTA

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Imagine not giving the 2017 most critically acclaimed song a grammy nomination. Your loss @RecordingAcad pic.twitter.com/ONaEat6pI3

— Selena Dobrev Cabello (@slaygombrevcamz) November 29, 2017

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me right now because selena didn’t get a grammy nomination… pic.twitter.com/j4qZzsRsIA

— JR¡ (@jjackr0se) November 29, 2017

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Neither of the former Disney stars have commented on the Grammys’ nominations. Lovato is currently promoting the upcoming release of her music video for the title track off her album “Tell Me You Love Me,” while Gomez continues to climb the charts with her Marshmello collab, “Wolves.”

The Recording Academy didn’t just take heat from Selenators and Lovatics. Loyalists of Ed Sheeran felt that although he got nods for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album, he deserved nominations in major categories like Record, Song, or Album of the Year.

ED SHEERAN DIDN’T GET NOMINATED FOR RECORD OR ALBUM OF THE YEAR #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/kYk1I459cv

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The 60th Grammy Awards will take place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday Jan. 28. The telecast will be broadcast live (7:30 p.m. ET) on CBS.


Source : people.com | 2017-11-29 23:07:46.0

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Reggaeton star Nicky Jam is mourning the death of his grandmother. In a heartfelt post on Instagram, the singer showed his affection for his abuela, whom he called his angel. “Today my grandmother went to heaven. She was 91 years old. She was my grandma, my mom and now she is an angel that watches over me from the sky. I will miss you so much, your great advice, the coffee you made in the morning, your food, those long conversations. I love you. May you rest in peace,” he shared on Nov. 19 with an endearing photo of himself kissing her forehead.

Nicky Jam’s career is on fire. He wowed the crowd with his performance of “El Amante” at the Latin Grammy awards last week, and he’s recently rolled out successful collaborations with Shakira (“Perro Fiel”) and Daddy Yankee and Romeo Santos (“Bella y Sensual”). No matter how in-demand he is, the singer would make always make time to visit his grandma, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, in Puerto Rico. In recent posts, he expressed sadness that she couldn’t recognize him the last few times he saw her.

The 36-year-old singer of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent did not reveal the details of her death, but seemed devastated by her loss. He shared a black and white portrait of himself looking sad and pensive with no caption on Nov. 19. His followers commented on the image, showering him with love and support.

The artist, whose real name is Nicky Caminero, is turning to his his wife Colombian model Angelica Cruz, 35, at this difficult time. He married Cruz in a romantic ceremony in Medellin in February. “She is the only person that makes me feel real in this surreal life in the music industry,” he told Reuters about the love of his life. “Everything is crazy and she makes me feel secure and like a normal human being. She is really kind and I said: ‘I have to keep her.’ I had many bad relationships in the past, nobody like her. She is a jewel. So I said: ‘I’m going to marry this woman in front of the whole world.'”

The singer is currently on tour with reggaeton duo Plan B.


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Celebs continue to rally help for the victims affected by natural disasters in the last couple of months. Days after Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony put together a star-studded telethon concert titled “Somos Una Voz Live” in multiple cities, Jay-Z threw his third annual charity concert,“TIDAL X: Brooklyn” in New York City, but this time around he donated all ticket sales to organizations supporting victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the earthquake in Mexico.

In the last two years, the music and entertainment platform TIDAL donated proceeds to Robin Hood, the largest poverty-fighting organization in New York and the New World Foundation, which aims to advance “positive community relations and effect systemic change for the development and sustainability of just societies,” as it states on its website. Bacardi, the iconic spirits brand, sponsored the presentation, also donating $1.3 million specifically to TIDAL X: Brooklyn charities.

This year, was all about the multiple cities that have faced devastation from recent natural disasters.

Among those joining the good cause and eventful night were Jay Z, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi and a special appearance from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Lopez, being in her home state, performed throwback songs like “Jenny From The Block” and “I’m Real,” with a backdrop of New York City and the 6 train line, the subway the runs through her old neighborhood in the Bronx. Before composer and lyricist Miranda introduced his fellow Puerto Rican onto the stage, he shared a heartfelt message: “For every generation, there are moments that define you… These are the moment’s history remembers. Tonight, through music, TIDAL has brought together people across generations, backgrounds together to support the people of Puerto Rico. On behalf of mi gente (my people), thank you! We refuse to stay silent.”

Jay Z stayed true to the New York theme of the night by performing “Empire State of Mind,” while Latin stars like Daddy Yankee performed his 2004 smash single “Gasolina,” and Cardi B stole the show with her No. 1 hit “Bodak Yellow,” which had the audience yelling for an encore.

The concert aired live on Tidal. Donate to the cause here.


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When Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony come together for absolutely anything, you know it's going to be good. The former couple organized a star-studded benefit concert to help the disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Florida, Texas, and the Caribbean. One Voice: Somos Live!, hosted by J Lo and Alex Rodriguez, aired in Spanish on Telemundo and Univision at 8 p.m. on Oct. 14, and the third hour aired in English on NBC at 10 p.m. The whole thing was broadcasted live from Marlins Park in Miami as well as a closed set in LA. Before the concert, Jennifer and Alex sat down with E! News, where she revealed just how instrumental Alex was in helping raise funds.

"He calls me on the way there when I'm going there and he's like, 'Baby I got the MLB and I got the head of the Yankees to donate this much and you can announce that there too and say this and say that,'" she said. "Just to have a partner like that...I didn't ask him, you know I'm from Puerto Rico, this is personal to me, it's my thing. But it was just like, 'No, it's your thing, it's my thing too.' So for me it was just like you know...amazing."

Some of the celebrities that performed included: Jennifer, Marc, Demi Lovato, Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder, Ricky Martin, Chris Martin, Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Maxwell, Camila, Julia Michaels, Gente de Zona, DJ Khaled, Magic!, Prince Royce, Nicky Jam, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz, and Daddy Yankee. Other celebrities that made appearances included Christina Aguilera, The Chainsmokers, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Vin Diesel, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, Sofia Vergara, Jada Pinkett Smith, Ciara, and so many more. The funds raised during the telethon will go to Feeding America, Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, UNICEF, and Unidos for Puerto Rico. Jennifer, Marc and Alex also set up a gofundme that is still open and has raised almost $700,000.

Source : PopSugar | 2017-10-16 18:12:03.0

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, Jennifer Aniston is using her star power to help those in need. The Friends alum has donated $1 million to hurricane relief efforts, splitting the money in half between the Ricky Martin Foundation for Puerto Rico and the American Red Cross. On Thursday, Ricky took to Twitter to thank Jennifer for her generous contribution, writing, "Jennifer Aniston U R amazing . . . We will never forget. U R saving lives Jenn #Allin4PR."

Jennifer Aniston U R amazing Thanx 4 donating $500k for our #PuertoRico relief fund
We will never forget. U R saving lives Jenn #Allin4PR

- Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) October 12, 2017

According to E! News, Jennifer "is concerned that so much is still needed to be done for the victims of these recent hurricanes, especially Puerto Rico, where there is still no power to most of the island. She hopes this inspires others to give what they can." Several stars, including Daddy Yankee and Jennifer Lopez, have also made $1 million donations.

Source : PopSugar | 2017-10-14 20:30:33.0

Jennifer Lopez is embracing the people of Puerto Rico and putting her power to good use.

The superstar is teaming up with her ex-husband Marc Anthony and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez for a special benefit concert and telethon titled One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief on Oct. 14 (tickets can be purchased here).

“Right when the hurricane hit Puerto Rico, Marc and I got on the phone and started talking about what we could do,” Lopez, 48, tells PEOPLE exclusively about the event. “Alex was right next to me and he started spitballing things we could do. From there, we just started organizing as many people as we could in our specific arenas and pulled this thing together.”

Latin superstars including Anthony, Daddy Yankee, Gente De Zona and more will be performing at Marlins Park stadium in Miami while Lopez, Demi Lovato, Maroon 5, Ricky Martin, Gwen Stefani, Stevie Wonder and more will be taking the stage in Los Angeles.

Other famous faces scheduled to appear include Ellen DeGeneres, Ciara, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian West, Gina Rodriguez, Ryan Seacrest, Sofia Vergara and more. Funds raised from the telethon will benefit Feeding America, Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity, Unidos for Puerto Rico, United Way, Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS Fund and UNICEF.

After personally calling almost every single star invited to perform or make an appearance, Lopez — who has family in Puerto Rico — says she has “so much respect now for everybody who does that all the time!”

“Everybody’s been so receptive and just ‘What can we do? How can we help?’ It just restores your faith that there’s so many good people in this world that want to help each other,” she adds. “That’s what the message of the night is. We’re here, we’re here for you, you’re not forgotten in Puerto Rico.”

Lopez has also remained very friendly with Anthony (with whom she shares 9-year-old twins Max and Emme), 49, since their divorce in 2014, and says teaming up with him was a no-brainer.

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“There’s just no question about it when it comes to things like this,” she says about simultaneously working with her ex-husband and boyfriend. “The truth is, we are all one. We are all family. We are doing this because it’s the right thing to do. Our community needs us right now, and we are very aware that we are leaders in our community. If we step out and do something, hopefully people will follow and do the same.”

Rodriguez, 42, has also brought in donations and opened doors to the sports and business world.

“Honestly, his contribution has been massive in this effort,” says the Shades of Blue star. “We couldn’t have done a lot of the fundraising without him. He brought in a whole different faction of people that Hollywood and the music industries aren’t really connected to. We were very lucky to have him involved and leading this with us.”

Now just two days away from the concert, Lopez — who is gearing up to shoot a new movie — is marveling over how everything has come together. “This is my new full-time job,” she says, laughing. “It’s been crazy, but it’s a passion project. When you want to do something, you can do it! Everybody has stepped up to the plate to help pull this off.”

One Voice: Somos Live! will air in Spanish simultaneously on Telemundo and Univision beginning at 8 p.m. EST, and NBC will join in the third hour to broadcast in English at 10 p.m. PST.


Source : people.com | 2017-10-12 23:41:42.0

The nominations for the 45th annual American Music Awards are in, and Bruno Mars leads the pack with eight nominations this year.

Ciara announced the nominees Thursday morning on “Good Morning America.” The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd all tied with five nominations each. Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi all earned four nominations, and Keith Urban snagged three.

Mars is up for Artist of the Year, as well as Video of the Year and Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock). He’s joined in the Artist of the year battle by The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran.

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Other notable categories include New Artist of the Year, for which James Arthur, Niall Horan, Julia Michaels, Post Malone and Rae Sremmurd will vie for votes. Best collaboration bring nominations to The Chainsmokers, featuring Halsey, for  “Closer;” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber, for “Despacito;” DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne, for “I’m The One;” Maroon 5, featuring Kendrick Lamar, for “Don’t Wanna Know;” and The Weeknd, featuring Daft Punk, for “Starboy.”

Voting opened Thursday online, and as the awards are based on fan votes, make your voice heard and head over to theamas.com/vote or tweet your vote, including the hashtag #AMAs and the artists’ twitter handle. Voting for Artist of the year closes on Nov. 16. Voting for every other category closes Nov. 13.

Watch the AMAs on Nov. 19 on ABC. You can find a full list of the nominees below.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bruno Mars
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Ed Sheeran

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • James Arthur
  • Niall Horan
  • Julia Michaels
  • Post Malone
  • Rae Sremmurd

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY XFINITY

  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m the One”
  • Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”
  • Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar “Don’t Wanna Know”
  • The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk “Starboy”

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TOUR OF THE YEAR

  • Garth Brooks
  • Coldplay
  • U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
  • Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee “Despacito”
  • Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Bruno Mars
  • Drake
  • Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Alessia Cara
  • Lady Gaga
  • Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Coldplay
  • Imagine Dragons

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

  • Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
  • Drake “More Life”
  • The Weeknd “Starboy”

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FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”
  • Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”
  • Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Sam Hunt
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Keith Urban

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

  • Jason Aldean “They Don’t Know”
  • Chris Stapleton “From A Room: Volume 1”
  • Keith Urban “Ripcord”

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY

  • Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
  • Jon Pardi “Dirt On My Boots”
  • Keith Urban “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Migos

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FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Drake “More Life”
  • Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”
  • Migos “Culture”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m the One”
  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”
  • Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane “Black Beatles”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Bruno Mars
  • Childish Gambino
  • The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Beyoncé
  • Kehlani
  • Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

  • Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
  • Childish Gambino “Awaken, My Love!”
  • The Weeknd “Starboy”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

  • Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
  • Khalid “Location”
  • The Weeknd “Starboy”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Linkin Park
  • twenty one pilots

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

  • Bruno Mars
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Ed Sheeran

Also Read: Kid Rock Praises Harvey Weinstein Accusers: 'I Applaud Their Courage to Come Forward'

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

  • Daddy Yankee
  • Luis Fonsi
  • Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

  • Lauren Daigle
  • MercyMe
  • Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

  • The Chainsmokers
  • DJ Snake
  • Calvin Harris

TOP SOUNDTRACK

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
  • Moana
  • Trolls
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Source : thewrap.com | 2017-10-12 17:41:11.0

Puerto Rico has a slew of celebrities fighting to save it following Hurricane Maria.

Marc Anthony posted a video on Twitter Wednesday night alongside Vin Diesel and rapper Nicky Jam, announcing that a benefit concert for the devastated island was being planned.

“We here, we’re strategizing, all in the name of bringing you the best show possible,” Anthony says.

In the video, Jam teases a new song collaboration with the Fast and Furious franchise star.

Getting ready for #onevoicesomoslive
With @vindiesel and @nickyjampr #SomosUnaVoz pic.twitter.com/MhS0T6ZCLZ

— Marc Anthony (@MarcAnthony) October 12, 2017

“Vin is very, very shy when it comes about his music,” he says. “I’m the guy who got him into the studio for the first time, and I’m trying to get him out of the studio now.”

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have also joined forces with Anthony for a multi-city benefit concert and telethon that’ll include stars such as Camila Cabello, Demi Lovato, Maroon 5, Ricky Martin, Gwen Stefani, Chris Martin, Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige and more.

The One Voice: Somos Live! performances are scheduled in Miami and Los Angeles and will be broadcast on Univision and Telemundo.

Lopez and Anthony launched a new initiative, Somos Una Voz (We Are One Voice), a humanitarian alliance with influential figures across different industries to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

The former couple recruited an impressive roster of participants, among them Diesel, Alex Rodriguez, Bruno Mars, Daddy Yankee, Ed Sheeran, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Luis Fonsi, Pitbull and many others.

One Voice: Somos Live! will air Saturday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Univision and Telemundo, and on NBC at 10 p.m.


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Daddy Yankee is helping Puerto Rico, where he was born and still lives, with a $1 million donation toward hurricane relief. That is on top of the $300,000 he already gave to local organizations and his efforts to fly in much needed supplies. The star returned to the island on Sept. 28 after being on tour and had an emotional reunion with his wife and kids, his rep told People. He's been married to Mireddys González since 1994, and the two are parents to daughters Yamilet and Jesaaelys and son Jeremy.

"As a Puerto Rican who lives on the island, I felt the call, that the rebuilding of my country has to be for a long term," he said in a statement. "In this initial phase, I want to make sure that every person has a plate to eat. In the long run, my commitment is work to ensure that the largest number of families on the island have a safe roof."

The reggaeton artist revealed his $1 million donation will be divided among Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, and local organizations in Puerto Rico. "Honestly, I just got up and my heartbeat was like a crazy adrenaline rush," he continued. "I said, 'I got to do something. I got to do something because I live there, my family's there.' I asked myself, 'Okay, what can I do right now? Gather supplies, get everybody involved, and try to bring all the supplies to Puerto Rico.' That's what I'm working on right now with the community, my fans, and everybody in a position of power to donate for Puerto Rico." The 40-year-old is yet another artist who has joined the efforts to rebuild after the catastrophic damage left behind by Hurricane Maria.

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