Fast & Furious Movie with Tego Calderon and Don Omar
NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ — In advance of the film’s release, the original motion picture soundtrack album for Fast & Furious (on Interscope/Star Trak) will arrive in the physical and digital marketplace March 31, it was announced today. The all-star soundtrack album features new music by Pitbull, Busta Rhymes, Tego Calderon, Don Omar, Kenna, Rye Rye, Shark City Click, Tasha, and Robin Thicke, and productions by The Neptunes.
On March 24, the first eSingle release - “Blanco” by Pitbull, featuring Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes - arrives. The “Blanco” video will premiere the week of the album’s release.
In Fast & Furious, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reteam for this ultimate chapter of the franchise built on speed. Heading back to the streets where it all began, they rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cards across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert in the new high-octane action-thriller.
DON OMAR PREMIERES “THE CHOSEN:VIRTUAL DIVA” MUSIC VIDEO ON MYSPACE EPIC 10 MINUTE FILM FEATURES THE MUSIC VIDEOS FOR THE HIT SINGLE “VIRTUAL DIVA” AND “THE CHOSEN”, A SONG THAT CHRONICLES DON OMAR’S CREATION INTO IDON.
Miami, FL (March 9, 2009) – On Tuesday, March 17th, DON OMAR will premiere“The Chosen: Virtual Diva” music video, directed by Carlos R. Perez (Elastic People), showcases Don Omar’s transformation into a combination of man and machine. A mysterious scientist, portrayed by Argentinean supermodel Ingrid Grudke, performs a series of operations and experiments on the Latin music superstar with the purpose of enhancing his musical and human abilities through futuristic technology. During this process the experiment goes wrong and IDON is born. So begins the beings insatiable thirst for his Virtual Diva. A story of lust and revenge unlike anything seen before.
Don Omar’s “IDON” is the most anticipated album of 2009 and will be released in CD/Digital/Mobile formats on April 28. The album will introduce the world to an evolution of the Don Omar sound and the system upgrade of the music scene as a whole.
Latino Music Superstar Daddy Yankee Honored by Museo Alameda and City of San Antonio
Latino music superstar Daddy Yankee was honored as an 'Emissary of the Muses' during a visit to the Museo Alameda, the nation's largest Latino museum and first formal affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The internationally acclaimed pop phenom received the award from the City of San Antonio during a private tour of the Museo, currently exhibiting 'Myth, Mortals and Immortality,' a show of rare pieces from the collection of billionaire Carlos Slim and the recently opened, 'The African Presence in Mexico,' curated by the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago. Upon departing the Museo, Daddy Yankee and his entourage went on to visit wounded military troops at the Intrepid National Armed Forces Rehabilitation Center at Brooke Army Medical Center. SEE MORE
Reggaeton Superstars Prep New Tour Plans ,
Reggaeton superstars Wisin & Yandel will perform 31 dates in Mexico in 2009, Billboard.biz has learned. The tour, which kicks off in February, will include a stop in Mexico's venerable Auditorio Nacional, making Wisin & Yandel the first Latin urban act to play in the venue.
The Mexican trek will be part of Wisin & Yandel's tenth anniversary tour, which will also includes dates in the United States, Spain, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela.
The duo's current "Los Extraterrrestres" tour wraps next month and includes a Jan. 30 date with 50 Cent in Caracas. SEE MORE
Ivy Queen to Write Autobiography,
Our favorite reggaetonera, Ivy Queen, has decided it's time to tell the world about how she clawed her way to the top by writing her very own autobiography, titled Detrás del Glamour.
She tells MTV's Blogamole, "the book I want to write isn’t going to be about gossip or rumors, I want it to be about the sacrifices I have made in order to be able to claim this throne. I want the book to be motivational and about all of the things I’ve been through."
Besides documenting her rise to the top of the reggaeton scene, and becoming the only woman who has managed to do so, Ivy opens up about body image and learning to be confident with her looks. "Obviously people see me as beautiful now, but when I started in music I looked like a little boy, and I hung out with all the other boys."
Daddy Yankee Focuses "Talento" On Movies,
Daddy Yankee was the first reggaeton star to successfully bring his music into the U.S. mainstream. Now, with his new movie "Talento De Barrio," he wants to be the first reggaeton star to be a success on the big screen.
"I'm very excited about this project because a lot of people have done this before in the Anglo market, but I'm opening doors in the Latino market," the singer/rapper, whose real name is Ramon Ayala, told CBSNews.com. SEE MORE
ADASSA RETURNS WITH HER HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SELF TITLED ALBUM ADASSA: After intense performances in Japan, Europe, Latin America and the US; Adassa returns announcing her highly anticipated sophomore self titled album ADASSA (March 2007), one that promises to once again conquer the Latin Urban charts nationwide.
Adassa was the first Latin urban female artist to cross into Anglo radio stations with her song “Kamasutra” featuring Pitbull. With Kamasutra (her major label debut) not only did she conquer markets such as Europe and Japan, but she also got heavy airplay nationwide on Anglo formatted stations in cities such as: Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago. READ MORE
First Nomination for Wisin and Yandel
The popular reggaeton artists Wisin and Yandel received their first nomination for the Latin Grammy Awards for best urban music album for their album “Pa’l mundo,” and they expressed their satisfaction through a press release issued by their record company. READ MORE
Don Omar "King Of Kings"
Released in mid 2006, KING OF KINGS: While the opening track, "Intro: Predica," presents Omar energetically rapping en Espanol over the string lines of the self-appointed "hip-hop violinist," Miri Ben-Ari, "Belly Danza" (featuring Beenie Man) works a lively dancehall vibe. Of course, Omar is sure not to leave more traditional Latin sounds behind, as evidenced by several frenetically rhythmic tracks--including "Cuentale," to name just one--on this assured and dynamic album.
Reggaeton wins big at Latin Billboards
Daddy Yankee, who began the show with a performance of his reggaeton song Rompe (Break). Reggaeton is a mix of tropical rhythms, reggae, hip-hop and rap that first took hold in the major U.S. Hispanic markets of Miami, Los Angeles and New York.
The Puerto Rican reggaeton star, whose song Gasolina is among the genre's most well-known tunes, won for top Latin album artist of the year and reggaeton album of the year. He also was among those honored for reggaeton song of the year for Mayor Que Yo (Older than Me), a collaboration with Baby Ranks, Tonny Tun Tun, Wisin y Yandel, and Hector El Father. Reggaeton also was the theme for the show's final two performances, which were to feature Tito El Bambino, Angel y Khriz and Wisin & Yandel. SEE BILLBOARD PHOTOS
Reggaeton artists Winsin y Yandel of Puerto Rico pose for photographers as they attend the 'Premio Lo Nuestro' Latin music awards program in Miami. SEE MORE
Burger King Teams With Reggaeton Artist Voltio Now, the burger giant is working with reggaeton artist, Voltio, for the My Music, My Style promotion to meet the tastes of younger urban consumers who incorporate their preference for reggaeton into their lives the BK Way-- A TU MANERA SM. SEE MORE
21/11-II Festival Internacional de Reggaetón: Entre el alboroto y los desmayos el 'II Festival Internacional de Reggaetón' convocó a miles de jóvenes que gozaron con este polémico ritmo, repitiéndose así el éxito que tuvo hace unos meses su primera edición. READ MORE
06/11- Reggaeton Artists at the sixth annual Latin Grammy Awards: The much-hyped new music genre reggaeton was represented by a performance from Don Omar, who wound up losing in the Best Urban Album race to another reggaeton rising star Daddy Yankee. The "Gasolina" rapper's Barrio Fino ultimately beat out Omar's The Last Don.SEE PHOTOS
01/11-El nuevo disco de Don Omar se llamará ‘King of kings’: “Con su anterior trabajo discográfico, William Omar Landrón, más conocido con su nombre artístico Don Omar comenzó a ser conocido y trajo consigo el sonido reggaeton que durante el último año ha inundado España. Tras el éxito de Dale Don Dale, el cantante quiere volver a repetir con un nuevo álbum que llevará por título King of kings, según informan varios diarios latinoamericanos.”
21/10- Maradona and Don Omar :Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona (R) introduces Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Don Omar on his weekly television show 'La noche del 10' (The Night of the 10) in Buenos Aires October 17, 2005. SEE PHOTOS
20/10- Santo Domingo: Puerto Rico's reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee performs at the Festival President Latin Music in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005. Reggaeton, still in its formative years, is a Spanish rap and reggae hybrid. SEE PHOTOS
20/10 - Honda Supports Wu Tang Latino Video: Los Yo Yais, the first group signed to Wu Tang’s Latin imprint, is ready for their first video. According to Wu Tang Latino the visuals for “Mamita Ven” will have a cinematic feel. American Honda Motor Co. is on board financially, their 2006 Honda Civic will appear in the video.
President of the label, Ray Acosta plays a mob boss who summons Shown Black & NP Killa (Los Yo Yais) to look after his two nieces for the day. The girls initiate a wild night on the town, and when their Uncle finds out, someone has to pay. An excited Acosta says, “'Los Yo Yais are an incredible talent who are bringing a refreshing, soulful ingredient to reggaeton. With Honda backing this project it will allow us to create a mini-movie and take reggaeton music videos to whole new level. We are happy to be pioneering this movement and hopefully this will open up doors for corporate sponsorships of urban-Latin-based music.”
02/10 - Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee: Daddy Yankee will host a two-hour syndicated radio program via ABC Radio Networks. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, ABC Radio Networks will develop and distribute the program targeting audiences of ages 18-34. The show is expected to run on Saturday evenings beginning this fall.
15/09 - 'Los Kalibres', un grupo de peruanos de ascendencia nipona irrumpen en el mercado musical japonés.
29/08 - 2005 MTV Video Music Awards: Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderon, and Don Omar each get their 30 Seconds of Fame
08/08- Hector El Bambino, “The Father” speaks at the Billboard Hip-hop and R&B Conference Awards
08/08- Rakim y Ken Y are Announced as This Years First Reggaeton Draft Pick.
05/08- Red Bull Batalla De Los Gallos, the world's first Hip Hop cockfight!
03/08- Third Season of Sonidos Music Specials Debuts with. Exploding Latinos in Hip Hop Special -- National TV Special Offers First Look at Latino Hip Hop, Reggaeton and Hurban Music
02/08- Reggaeton Fans Pick Their Next Superstar With Chosen Few's 'El Draft' Contest
29/07- Hector “El Father” joined forces with one of the most important rappers in the music industry, JAY Z , to be featured in a new campaign for his clothing line Roc-A wear
Baby Rasta y Gringo
Wisin y Yandel
Hector "El Bambino"
Magnate y Valentino
Yaga y Mackie Ranks
Zion y Lennox