J.Lo Releases New Music Ahead of 'American Idol' Premiere
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.


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EXCLUSIVE: Catching Up with Jasmine Villegas
EXCLUSIVE: Catching Up with Jasmine Villegas
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.


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WATCH: Ricky Martin Debuts Video for "The Best Thing About Me Is You"
WATCH: Ricky Martin Debuts Video for "The Best Thing About Me Is You"
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).


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LISTEN: Indie Darling Ximena Sariñana Preps English Album
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.


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WATCH: An Explosive Performance from Bruno Mars on 'Ellen'
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:


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Who's that Girl? Best New Artist Grammy Nominee Esperanza Spalding
Who's that Girl? Best New Artist Grammy Nominee Esperanza Spalding
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.”


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WATCH: Happy New Year from Mariah Carey!
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:


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Elvis Crespo is Back!
Elvis Crespo is Back!
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?


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RedOne Jennifer Lopez
Music Producer RedOne says Jennifer Lopez is 'Easy'
By Lee Hernandez | 12/16/2010 - 08:45

Contrary to popular belief, Jennifer Lopez is not a diva, says Lady Gaga producer extraordinaire, RedOne.

The seasoned producer, who produced the hit songs, “Just Dance” and “Bad Romance,” is currently working with La Lopez on Love? her seventh upcoming studio album. Contrary to reports that Lopez is a super diva, RedOne claims that working with the pop star and newest American Idol judge was simple as pie.


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Alex Cuba Q & A
Alex Cuba on Grammy Nomination: "I was Blown Away!"
By Grace Bastidas | 12/15/2010 - 11:32

Cuban singer-songwriter Alex Cuba has had a stellar year. Not only did he win a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist this past November, but just last month he also received a Grammy nod for Best Latin Pop Album. And even though he faces some stiff competition (Ricardo Arjona, Kany Garcia, Alejandro Sanz and Julieta Venegas are all nominated in the category), his soulful self-titled album is deserving of the accolade. We talked with the artist about his big nomination and his monster year:


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