Lady Gaga Cover Poll
POLL: Do You Judge By Last Name?
By Latina Staff | 02/18/2011 - 12:55

There was some confusion on the web about the nationality of 10-year-old YouTube singing sensation Maria Aragon. While we clearly would love to claim the little girl who can out sing Lady Gaga, her YouTube bio info clearly identifies her as a Canadian Filipina. That got us thinking, do you ever assume someone is Latino based on last name alone?

Latina, Filipina, Canadian, American—either way girl can sing and her YouTube channel has some other covers you might like, including one Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are."

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WATCH: Juan Luis Guerra's New Music Video "Lola's Mambo"
By Mariela Rosario | 02/17/2011 - 17:15

Check out the new music video for Juan Luis Guerra's latest single "Lola's Mambo" off his album A Son de Guerra. The fun video does a great job embodying the energy of the song and makes you feel like dancing uncontrollably, just like the star of the video does!

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Bruno Mars & Janelle Monae Announce New Tour!
Bruno Mars & Janelle Monae Announce New Tour!
By Johanna Ferreira | 02/16/2011 - 14:26

We must admit, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae’s electrifying performance at this year’s Grammys definitely left us wanting more. So when it was announced that the two would be performing together for their North American Hooligans in Wondaland tour, we were more than thrilled! The tour begins May 4th at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom and will conclude June 15th at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix.  Joining the tour are Plan B and Mayer Hawthorne & The Country on selected dates.

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RedOne on J.Lo’s Upcoming Album: “Latin Flavor is Infused in It”
By Lee Hernandez | 02/16/2011 - 09:45

At last Sunday’s Grammy Awards, music producer RedOne — who worked on J.Lo’s upcoming, Love? (out March 29th)—dished on what we can expect when the album drops next month.

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WATCH: Calle 13 & Diego Luna Premiere Music Video for "Baile de los Pobres"
By Mariela Rosario | 02/15/2011 - 16:00

Yay! It's finally here. After much hype and controversy, the brand new video for Calle 13's single "Baile de los Pobres" is online.

Directed by Diego Luna the video tells the all-too-familiar tale of star-crossed lovers who are kept apart because the boy is poor and the girl is upper class, albeit with an interesting twist. Warning: The main character in the video spend the of the first few minutes totally desnudo! Check it out below.

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Six Latina Acts You Have To Catch At SXSW 2011
By Erika Ramirez | 02/15/2011 - 15:15

The South by Southwest Music and Media Conference should be on the agenda of every Latina that loves indie música! Celebrating its twenty-fifth year, SXSW will take place in Austin, TX from March 16th – 20th. We scrolled through the list of 1,978 acts and found five Latinas, and one pretty in punk all- female band, that every girl needs to know. Check them out below:

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Mana is Coming Back!
Details On Maná’s Comeback Emerge
By Johanna Ferreira | 02/14/2011 - 18:28

Warner Music Mexico just announced that Maná will be releasing their new studio album Drama Y Luz on April 12. The iconic Mexican rock band hasn’t released a new album in five years, since Amar Es Combatir, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and managed to move over a million copies in a depressed musical climate. The album was followed up by a two-year run of sold-out concerts around the world, making it the band’s longest and most successful tour, which is probably why the pressure is on with this one. But don’t expect the band to rush anything out the door.

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Upset of the Night: Esperanza Spalding Wins Best New Artist at the Grammys!
Upset of the Night: Esperanza Spalding Wins Best New Artist at the Grammys!
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.

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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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LISTEN: Ricky Martin & Jenni Rivera's Banda Version of "Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tú"
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.

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