By Grace Bastidas | 01/24/2011 - 14:34
Considering the chilly climate currently plaguing the east coast, many of us could use a little California dreaming right about now. We can look forward to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, from April 15–17. Held in the desert, the three-day outdoor concert features over 150 acts, from folk rock newbies like Mumford & Sons to respected songstresses like Ms. Lauryn Hill, plus a dozen or so Latin performers sprinkled throughout. Here’s a mash-up of what to expect each day:
By Mariela Rosario | 01/19/2011 - 14:05
Some people are questioning producer RedOne and Jennifer Lopez on the origins of her new single featuring Pitbull, "On the Floor."
Critics are pointing out similarities between the new song and a single Kat de Luna released back in November of 2010 in Europe called "Party O'Clock." We can't lie, the competing dance ditties do share similar lyrics and a general sound—but isn't producer RedOne (who created both songs) more to blame for this faux-pas than either of these Latin divas?
By Mariela Rosario | 01/18/2011 - 08:33
Jennifer Lopez is taking the upcoming premiere of American Idol as an opportunity to remind everyone of exactly how she landed one of the hottest seats in reality TV.
By Grace Bastidas | 01/14/2011 - 14:30
Justin Bieber, who? Pop singer Jasmine Villegas is readying her debut album and doesn’t have time to think about the rumors. Yes, she was the girl in The Bieb’s video “Baby,” and yes, she was the opening act on his tour last year, and maybe they dated or not. But that’s last year’s news, and the Filipino-Mexican beauty is focused on her music in 2011.
By Grace Bastidas | 01/11/2011 - 10:56
Boricua superstar Ricky Martin premiered his new video today for the track "The Best Thing About Me Is You," from his upcoming album Music+Soul+Sex (out February 1).
By Grace Bastidas | 01/10/2011 - 08:00
When Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana made her Spanish-language debut in 2008 with the album Mediocre, critics went mad over the 25-year-old, gushing about her gorgeous vocals and thoughtful lyrics in one jazzy song after another. To top it all off, she received both Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations—no small feat for a first album.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/07/2011 - 13:20
Bruno Mars is fast becoming one of our fave new artists and we have a sneaky feeling that 2011 is his year. It might have something to do with his seven (!) Grammy nominations, or maybe it's his awesome new album Doo-wops & Hooligans that we have in constant rotation on our iPod. Either way, our suspicions were further confirmed when we saw him absolutely slay his performance on The Ellen Degeneres Show.
Check out the video below:
By Grace Bastidas | 01/05/2011 - 09:01
If the name Esperanza Spalding doesn’t ring any bells, than perhaps you haven’t been paying much attention to the jazz music scene lately. The 26-year-old bassist, vocalist and composer was recently nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy, so you have a month (the awards show airs on February 13) to find out why the New York Times describes her performances as “light, melodic, joyful.”
By Mariela Rosario | 12/16/2010 - 15:14
Mariah Carey's video for "Auld Lang Syne" dropped and the soon-to-be-mami (who just confirmed that she is, in fact, having twins!) looks fantastic singing the New Year's Eve classic. Check her out below in the video for the single, which is featured on her holiday album Merry Christmas II You:
By Grace Bastidas | 12/16/2010 - 11:52
Elvis Crespo is back with a new look, a new sound and a new record. Yes, we’re referring to the same guy who gave us the merengue hits “Suavemente” and “Pintame” over a decade ago. The 39-year-old Puerto Rican singer’s eighth album is aptly titled Indestructible (out this week) for the obstacles he’s faced—and overcome—throughout his long career. The “new and upated” Elvis Crespo is looking towards the future.
Why did you call the new album Indestructible?