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Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull announce co-headlining tour

Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias Live! With CNCO

Two of music’s most captivating live performers will share the stage this summer when multi-platinum selling and multiple Grammy Award-winning global superstars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull reunite for a co-headlining tour with CNCO as support. Adored by fans and critics alike, the celebrated duo and longtime friends start the party on Saturday, June 3rd in Chicago at the Allstate Arena, kicking off a 16-city tour exclusively produced by Live Nation.

The North American run will visit Los Angeles, Dallas, New York and Toronto, as well as hometown Miami, Florida. Complete itinerary below.

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Saturday, June 03 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Tuesday, June 06 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Thursday, June 08 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Friday, June 09 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Saturday, June 10 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Wednesday, June 14 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Friday, June 16 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Saturday, June 17 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sunday, June 18 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Thursday, June 22 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Friday, June 23 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
Sunday, June 25 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Center
Wednesday, June 28 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Friday, June 30 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, July 05 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Thursday, July 06 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee take ‘Despacito’ to No 1

 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - Despacito

“Despacito,” the latest single and video from award-winning superstars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee has indeed become a global smash hit three weeks since its release.

The infectious tune, produced by Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo and written by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee in collaboration with Erika Ender, has traveled well beyond their native Puerto Rico in record speed, shattering global records and dominating the charts worldwide.

Most recently “Despacito” reached # 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs and Latin Digital Song in the U.S. this week.

The single has also reached the #3 position on Spotify’s Global Chart, the highest position ever achieved by a Spanish single in history. “Despacito” also sits atop iTunes Latino’s Top Songs chart for the third consecutive week and #1 on Spotify across Latin America in 17 countries while beginning to peak in the Top 10 charts in countries such as Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, and Romania, among others.

The music phenomenon has spread throughout the world breaking yet another Vevo record by becoming the fastest Spanish single (and third fastest single in history after Psy “Gentleman” and Adele “Hello”) to reach over 200 million views in 22 days. It’s easy to see why this addictive video, directed by Elastic People’s Carlos Perez, has become so popular: great music performed by two of the biggest stars in the Latin music business, beautiful scenery and an ex Miss Universe, the gorgeous model Zuleyka Rivera

The craze has also taken a new life on social media where celebrities, athletes, and people all over the globe continue to make their renditions of the song including soccer stars Lionel Messi and Dani Alves.

Just last week, Universal Music Latin Entertainment awarded both artists with two RIAA plaques and multiple awards in commemoration of their record-breaking single which contrary to the name of the song is rapidly shifting pop-culture and breaking all cultural borders.

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Santana announces Transmogrify Tour

Carlos Santana

Ten time GRAMMY-Award, three time Latin GRAMMY-Award winning rock icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana and his band Santana will bring The Transmogrify Tour to the U.S. this spring, performing passion-filled songs from their forty years of career, including fan favorites from Woodstock to Supernatural and beyond.

The tour kicks off June 23rd and 24th with two shows in Woodinville, WA. Other stops include Boise, Phoenix, Albuquerque, St. Louis, Nashville, Anaheim and others. Dual shows are also scheduled for July 7th and 8th in Durant, OK. Tickets are available through Santana’s website.

Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures. For more than four decades—from Santana’s earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco—Carlos has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries.

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6/23/17      

Woodinville, WA  

Chateau Ste. Michelle

6/24/17     

Woodinville, WA    

Chateau Ste. Michelle

6/25/17      

Goldendale, WA      

Maryhill Winery

6/27/17   

Boise, ID          

Idaho Botanical Garden

6/30/17      

Phoenix, AZ       

Ak-Chin Pavilion

7/1/17      

Albuquerque, NM     

Isleta Amphitheater

7/3/17      

Sugar Land, TX    

Smart Financial Centre

7/4/17      

San Antonio, TX      

Majestic Theatre

7/7/17    

Durant, OK     

Choctaw Grand Theater

7/8/17        

Durant, OK         

Choctaw Grand Theater

7/10/17     

Morrison, CO     

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

7/12/17      

St. Louis, MO      

Fox Theatre

8/4/17       

Bethlehem, PA     

Musikfest

8/5/17      

Bethel Woods, NY   

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

8/9/17      

Sterling Heights, MI  

Freedom Hill Amphitheatre

8/13/17     

Nashville, TN      

Ascend Amphitheater

8/18/17     

Canandaigua, NY   

Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center

8/19/17     

Uncasville, CT      

Mohegan Sun Arena

8/20/17     

Atlantic City, NJ   

Borgata Spa & Resort

9/11/17      

Anaheim, CA        

House of Blues Anaheim

HarperCollins Español to publish revealing Jenni Rivera book

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.

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Rick Martin announces Las Vegas residency

One of the most intriguing and impactful entertainers of all time, multiple GRAMMY Award-winning artist Ricky Martin will begin his Las Vegas headlining residency at the new Park Theater at Monte Carlo on April 5, 2017.

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17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards announces nominees

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).

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Juan Gabriel dies of a heart attack at 66

The singer had just performed in Los Angeles on Friday night

 

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel has died at the age of 66 from a heart attack. KTLA-TV reports that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted the news on Sunday (Aug 28th).

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2016 Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions announced

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.

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Selena Quintanilla to be immortalized by Madame Tussauds Hollywood

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.

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AXS TV to air ‘Santana IV’ during Father’s Day weekend

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.

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