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!
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:
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:
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.
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.