By Mariela Rosario | 02/14/2011 - 11:30
Esperanza Spalding has always been a favorite of President Barack Obama's, but she just got a whole new level of exposure with her Best New Artist Grammy win and performance at tonight's 53rd annual awards ceremony.
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 | 02/10/2011 - 08:09
A few weeks ago, Jenni Rivera told us that she teamed up with Ricky Martin in the studio to re-record the first hit single off of his new album, Música+Alma+Sexo, "Lo Mejor de mi Vida Eres Tu"—a song he's already recorded in English with Joss Stone and in Spanish with Natalia Jimenez.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/09/2011 - 07:45
The video for the second single off of Shakira's new album Sale el Sol just dropped! The song (which shares the same name as the album) is a hopeful soft rock ballad and the video features the Colombian pop star in a decidedly different light than the first video off of this album, "Loca."
By Erika Ramirez | 02/08/2011 - 14:08
Alejandro Sanz is known to advocate change for nations under distress, especially Africa. In an effort to aid the disadvantaged areas of Africa, the Spanish singer-songwriter announced he would release an album titled, Sin Fronteras. Sin Fronteras is named after the association he plans to help, Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF). MSF offers emergency medical assistance to populations in distress in more than 70 countries.
By Grace Bastidas | 02/02/2011 - 11:38
Ricky Martin’s ninth studio album, Musica + Alma + Sexo, introduces listeners to a “new liberated Ricky,” as one fan writes in an iTunes’ customer review.
This is the 39-year-old Boricua’s first production since declaring his homosexuality to the world last March and becoming a dad in 2008, and it’s clear that he’s embracing life.
By Johanna Ferreira | 02/01/2011 - 12:44
Julieta Venegas recently took a break from the spotlight to give birth to a baby girl (her first). But now the Mexican American singer is starting her U.S. tour in promotion of her latest album Otra Cosa.
Venegas’ kicked off the tour on Wednesday, January 26 in McAllen, Texas. Among the cities that will be part of the tour are, Dallas, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago. The performances will include songs mostly off her new album, including singles like "Bien O Mal."
By Johanna Ferreira | 02/01/2011 - 09:30
How cool is it that one of the best Latin selling music artists of all time is teaming up with a hip-hop producer?
Gloria Estefan has been in the studio working with the sensational record producer, Pharrell Williams! Sources say the two are putting together Gloria’s 11th studio album, which is said to be dance-oriented.
Between Pharrell’s producing magic and the Conga singer’s signature rhythmic sounds, we’re expecting something big to come out of this collaboration!
By Lee Hernandez | 01/28/2011 - 12:54
Jennifer Lopez has released a new song that's an ode to a man she loves very much, and we're willing to bet good money that man is her husband, Marc Anthony.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/27/2011 - 10:22
A snippet of a never before released Demi Lovato track has hit the internet! The single, called "Shut Up and Love Me," is an old song and most likely will not make it onto any new album Lovato may release in 2011.
But nonetheless, it's a glimmer of hope for Lovato fans, who have been waiting patiently for the talented singer and actress to come out of rehab. Lovato has been receiving treatment for "emotional and physical issues" at Timberline Knolls, a center located just outside of Chicago in Lemont, Illinois since October, 2010.