HarperCollins Español announces it has acquired rights to publish the book Her Name Was Dolores by entertainment mogul Pete Salgado and Gabriel Vázquez. This book was the inspiration for the upcoming Univision’s TV series under the same title. It covers Salgado’s experiences while working alongside with the successful Mexican-American star, Jenni Rivera, revealing shocking events on the months prior to the fateful air crash that took her life in the northern sierras of Mexico.
The Latin Recording Academy has announced nominations for the 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in all 48 categories. Leading with four nominations each are Julio Reyes Copello, Djavan, Fonseca, Jesse & Joy, and Ricardo López Lalinde. Reflecting an international blend of talented music makers, this year’s nominees were selected from more than 10,500 submissions that were registered during the eligibility period (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016). The preeminent award for excellence in Latin music is the only peer-based music accolade, voted on by a membership body. The winners will be revealed November 17th, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and broadcast on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 pm CT).
The lineup for The Latin Recording Academy’s 2016 Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions will feature headline performances by five-time Latin GRAMMY winners Jesse & Joy, two-time Latin GRAMMY-winning duo Sin Bandera, and Latin pop trailblazer Gloria Trevi. An exclusive by invitation-only concert series, Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions give guests an up-close-and-personal experience with some of today’s most talented Latin musicians.
In commemoration of the 21st anniversary of Selena Quintanilla’s fifth and final studio album, Dreaming of You, Madame Tussauds Hollywood has announced that it will immortalize the Tejano superstar in wax. The official unveiling of Selena’s figure will take place during a rooftop celebration at Madame Tussauds Hollywood on August 30th.
The legendary band Santana rocks on AXS TV, in the network premiere of the 2016 concert film Santana IV on Sunday, June 19th at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. The unforgettable event will air as part of AXS TV’s The ‘Whole Lotta Love’ Father’s Day Marathon, which starts at 10 am ET and puts the spotlight on eight of the decade’s most influential acts.
AB Quintanilla signs a 360 record deal with DEL Records. The Grammy and Latin Grammy winner producer, songwriter, artist and multi-instrumentalist, joins the roster of one of the most influential Regional Mexican record labels. Besides the 360 record deal, AB Quintanilla also singed as an exclusive producer for DEL Records.
Colombian superstars Carlos Vives and Shakira grew up only a few miles from one another on the same stretch of coastal Colombia – he in Santa Marta, she in Barranquilla – but they came home this week to film a video for two-time Grammy and nine-time Latin Grammy winning performer/songwriter/activist Carlos Vives’ new single “La Bicicleta”. The single “La Bicicleta” will be released this Friday, May 27th.