VOTE! Who Are You Crushing on this Week?
VOTE! Who Are You Crushing on this Week?
By Latina Staff | 02/14/2011 - 13:45

We had so many hotties in the news this week it was difficult to choose just three. We know, it's a hard job—but somebody has to do it (wink, wink).

This week we have a Nuyorican hottie making waves on TV, a Grammy-worthy pop crooner and an award-winning indie actor. Happy voting!


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Get the Grammy Look: Esperanza Spalding’s Awesome Afro
By Kate Sandoval | 02/14/2011 - 12:00

There’s no question that our award for best hair of the night goes to jazz star Esperanza Spalding! Her gorgeous afro has always been her signature look, and we loved how she rocked it last night. For her acceptance speech for Best New Artist, Esperanza sculpted her hair into an updo, and then loosened it up in the press room.

Feeling inspired to go natural, too? Follow this easy styling routine:


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Best Dressed: 53rd Annual Grammy Awards
By Miranda Noland | 02/13/2011 - 23:01

Selena Gomez is golden, Jennifer Lopez shines in silver and Eva Longoria gets ruffled at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on February 13.


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EXCLUSIVE: Esperanza Spaulding
EXCLUSIVE: Esperanza Spalding says "It’s an Honor" to Be Nominated for Best New Artist Grammy
By Grace Bastidas | 02/11/2011 - 11:00

Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding has opened for Prince, performed for President Obama and now she’s up for a Best New Artist award at this Sunday’s Grammys. If you don’t know who she is, you better catch up—fast. The 27-year-old multi-lingual singer, bassist, composer and arranger is a pretty big deal in the jazz world and beyond. Just listen to her third album, Chamber Music Society, and you’ll realize why. We recently got a chance to chat with her, and here’s what she had to say:


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Stars We Wish Were Performing at the Grammys
Stars We Wish Were Performing at the Grammys
By Mariela Rosario | 02/11/2011 - 09:41

Sure we're pumped to see Christina Aguilera's shot at instant redemption when she opens the Grammys, especially since it's a tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. And yes, we're thrilled that Esperanza Spalding, a jazz musician, will get a chance to shine so brightly on Sunday as well. But geesh, there are a TON of Latino musicians who we really expected to perform at the 2011 Grammy Awards this year and we're super bummed that none of them will be.


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How Grammy Winner Bruno Mars Became a Superstar
By Grace Bastidas | 02/10/2011 - 08:00

Nominated for a total of seven Grammys, 25-year-old Bruno Mars was undeniably 2010’s biggest breakout star. The Hawaiian-born musician, who is of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent, is up for megaphones as a singer, songwriter and producer, proving his status as an in-demand triple-threat artist.

If you’re wondering how he rose to the top so quickly, we’ve charted his course from Elvis impersonator to Producer of the Year nominee.


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