By Grace Bastidas | 11/02/2010 - 15:30
Armando Christian Pérez, aka Pitbull, made his Spanish language debut today with the eponymous record Armando, which is dedicated to his late father. We caught up with the Cuban American rapper to talk about the record, its rhythms and the mujeres, of course.
Is there any difference between recording and performing in English vs. Spanish?
There’s no difference at all. I grew up with both languages and to me they both feel natural and I love performing both of them.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/01/2010 - 14:30
Listen in below to catch the first single off Ricky Martin's hotly anticipated new album (expected to hit stores in early 2011), "The Best Thing About Me is You." This upbeat single features Martin singing alongside bluesy crooner Joss Stone. You can catch Ricky Martin on the small screen tomorrow, November 2nd, when he visits Oprah Winfrey as a final season guest to talk about coming out, raising his twin sons, and his new memoir Me, available in stores that very same day.
By Grace Bastidas | 10/27/2010 - 12:00
Spanish pop star Alex Ubago, Colombian singer Jorge Villamizar and Cuban pianist and vocalist Lena Burke have joined forces to create a new musical project built on songwriting prowess and multiple talents called (appropriately enough) Alex, Jorge y Lena. The result is a self-titled debut album packed with 16 skillfully crafted pop songs, each with its own story behind it. We recently caught up with Villamizar to talk about his old trio, Bacilos, and his new project. Here's what he had to say:
By Mariela Rosario | 10/27/2010 - 11:00
Shakira fans in Anaheim, CA were in for a special treat on Monday. After the Colombian pop star finished her concert at the Honda Center arena, she headed out to the parking lot for a special encore performance.
Shaki jumped up on the hood of the car to sing her new hit single, "Loca" for the gathered crowd—check out the video below:
By Grace Bastidas | 10/19/2010 - 17:00
Shakira’s upcoming album, Sale el Sol, drops on November 2 (Sony). If you just can’t wait to hear it, our favorite she-wolf is streaming all 15 tracks on her MySpace page. The record includes an upbeat version of London duo The XX’s “Islands.” And it’s not the first time the Colombian singer infuses new life into another artist’s song.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/04/2010 - 16:00
Following up on the monstrous popularity of her cover of the Christmas standby "All I Want for Christmas is You," Mariah Carey is dropping a new album of holiday-themed songs this season.
By Grace Bastidas | 10/04/2010 - 11:42
Vicky Cristina, who? Barcelona belongs to Shakira in the new video for “Loca,” the merengue-powered single from the Colombian singer’s upcoming album Sale el Sol (out October 19; Sony). Shot in the Catalonian capital, the “crazy” clip captures our favorite hip-shaker roller-skating by the beach, frolicking in a water fountain and taking to the streets on a motorcycle. “Barcelona is one of my favorite cities and has become a second home to me,” said Shakira.
By Grace Bastidas | 09/27/2010 - 16:15
Mexican-American singer Gustavo Galindo may draw comparisons to a certain Colombian rocker for his guitar-strumming ways and thoughtful lyrics but the 28-year-old has a style all his own. As he readies his debut album, Entre la Ciudad y el Mar, with the help of legendary producer Gustavo Santaolalla (Juanes, Café Tacuba, Julieta Venegas), he explains how his music bridges the gap between two cultures and languages.