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Romeo Santos Releases New Song Featuring Drake

Romeo Santos & Drake

Who knew black and Jewish Canadian rapper Drake could sing so well in Spanish? We sure didn’t. “Odio” is the newest single from Romeo Santos, the self-proclaimed King of Bachata. His upcoming album titled Formula, Vol 2 will hit stores February 25. The album will also feature collaborations from Nicki Minaj, Marc Anthony, Carlos Santana, Tego Calderón, and Kevin Hart.

Below you can listen to Romeo Santos‘ new bachata single titled “Odio” featuring Drake.

 

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Photos: 6th Annual Tropical Fest ft. Tito Nieves

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The 6th annual Tropical Fest this past Sunday afternoon, August 18th was the latest in the Central Park Summer Stage series. The top bill for this event was Tito Nieves along with a mix of young stars on the rise, some re-invented, young veterans and, along with Tito, a legend in his genre. Nieves is celebrating his 30th year in the business and, along with 30 albums recorded, has long-established himself as one of the iconic figures in Latino music, and even beyond.

The show was led off by Max and Lenny Santos, two former members of the immensely popular Bachata band, Aventura. But since lead singer Romeo left, Max and Lenny  have tried to keep a grasp on their positions in the business with limited success. However they have returned with a new band they have formed called Vena. Along with former Xtreme member, Steve Styles, this new group looks to have something unique to offer. With both Santos flanking Styles on Guitar and a slew of background complements, Vena started the show off right pulling screams from the younger members of the audience as well as fans of their past music. The singing of “Shorty Shorty” is an example that they will play the vintage but mix it with their own elaborate technical undercurrents.

Keeping with the youth movement, 19-year-old K-Rose followed as he once again sang a lot of his hybrid hits that kept the vibe going. This young crooner melted the ladies while a curious site saw two young boys, who couldn’t be more than 8, distributing free CD singles. Andy Andy was the bridge between the past and the future. The Bachata artist looked a little older but he still had that Aura of past glory and in turn simply showed why he was an elite artist only a few years ago. No woman in the temporary stands or in the mass of humanity in front of the stage was complaining.

The pre-main event followed with Jose Alberto, “El Canario” putting on a display of footwork and song that was so old school, it looked like the 54-year-old was in a time warp and transplanted from his prime straight to Central Park this afternoon. Dressed casually Jose, dominated the stage with effortless dance steps and a command that many of the younger artists should take notes on. The highlight had to be when Jose pretended to be playing an instrument with his hands while whistling the notes. The legend of his name confirmed for all to see, El Canario’s performance was so electric and lengthy that it almost superseded the finale.

And a fine finale it was with Tito Nieves, looking thinner and majestic in the cool night air spoke of the late 80’s reminiscing. His deep operatic voice gave depth to the old hits and he even gave his background singer a moment in the sun to sing a song that was not rehearsed but held his own and then some while Tito took the guiro and played backup for a song. He playfully joked if there were any English only fans that it must have been a culture shock surrounded by so many Latinos. But soon thereafter he did his English hit “I like it like that” to close the proceedings. A night to remember for sure on a night where the rains stayed put and watched the show.

Photos by Marlene Amaya-Vazquez

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HBO Latino Presents Romeo Santos Special “The King Stays King

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Since becoming a solo artist Romeo Santos has sold out arenas worldwide and is now releasing a new concert special The King Stays King: Sold Out at Madison Square Garden on HBO Latino. The special on HBO shows highlights from three sold-out concerts at Madison Square Garden. The sold-out shows were part of his first solo tour last year and he released a cd and dvd combo that is available at Walmart. The King Stays King 2 hour concert special features Romeo performing many of his hits, exclusive interviews, never-before-seen footage of Romeo during the days leading up to the concert, plus on-stage performances with guest stars P. Diddy, Usher, and Wisin & Yandel. We can expect to see much more from him in the coming months, especially with his new album Formula Vol. 2 scheduled for release this summer.

The King Stays King Trailer:
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“The King Stays King” premieres Friday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m.ET/7:00 p.m.C, with encore play on Sunday, Cinco de Mayo, at 7:00 p.m.ET/6:00 p.m.C

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Romeo Santos at HBO Latino’s Red Carpet Event: [View on Facebook]



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“Madre Tierra” by Draco Rosa Ft. Calle 13

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“Madre Tierra” starts off with the stylings of a hardcore rap metal song, à la Rage Against, and then turns into strong praise and appreciation for mother earth. Draco Rosa enlists the help of friend René Pérez of Calle 13 on this track from his new album Vida. They both sing truths about who we are on this earth and how mother earth gives us so much without asking for nothing in return. Draco asks the question who are you and what would you be without mother earth? A strong statement that offers reflection on the idea that we are just matter, or atoms, and very much a part of the earth itself. We’re really enjoying this song and Rene’s lyrics…

Estoy presente aunque no me veas, yo existo porque existen mis ideas
defiendo mi pasado contra cualquier rayo
mientras mas profundas las , mas largo es el
un no se cae cuando las bien sembradas
la del suelo, mi piel no la siente
sigo caminando porque me adapto al
cuando nace la duda, muere la fe
, cuando, donde, y que?
Madre tierra felicidad y miseria
todos somos tiempo, espacio y materia!

In 2011 Draco battled with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma near his liver and underwent treatment for almost two years. His new album Vida celebrates his recovery and life ahead. Vida officially became available in stores on March 19 but is already #1 on iTunes lists. The album also features collaborations with Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Enrique Bunbury, Andres Calamaro, Tego Calderón, Calle 13, José Feliciano, Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, Maná, Ricky Martin, Mima, Ednita Nazario, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz And Shakira.


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Romeo Santos King of the Billboard Latin Music Awards

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The King Stays King with a Best-Selling album and awards galore. Romeo Santos receives twelve nominations at the upcoming 2013 Billboard Latin Music AwardsThe Billboard Latin Music Awards broadcasts LIVE on Telemundo on April 25, 2013. Last year Romeo took home an MTV Video Music award, and a Billboard Latin Music Award for “Top Latin Album” of 2012.

Formula Vol. 1 is also nominated for “Best Tropical Latin Album” at this year’s The 55th GRAMMYs Awards that will broadcast live on CBS February 10 at 8pm Eastern time/ 7 Central. And seven nominations to Univision’s – Premio Lo Nuestro, including “Artist of the Year”. We’re sure Romeo will receive many more nominations and we’ll keep you posted. Romeo had a great 2012 with a record-setting Arena Tour last year, which included an impressive not one, or two, but three Sold-Out nights at Madison Square Garden, now that is BANANAS!

Romeo Santos is Nominated for…

– Artist of the Year
– Album of the Year (“Formula Vol.1”)
– Digital Album of the Year (“Formula Vol.1”)
– Tropical Album of The Year (“Formula Vol.1”)
– Tropical Album of The Year (“The King Stays King: Sold Out at Madison Square Garden”)
– Digital Song of the Year (“Promise”)
– Streaming Song of the Year (“Promise”)
– Tropical Song of the Year (“Promise”)
– Tropical Song of the Year (“La Diabla”)
– Albums Artist of the Year, Male
– Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Solo
– Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Solo

Second U.S. Tour of Formula Vol.1: 

Want more Romeo? Check out our video recap of last year’s tour. A must watch, we know it will have you saying “Sooo Nasty”!

 

 

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Draco and Ricky Martin shoot video for “Más y Más”

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Draco Rosa and Ricky Martin shoot the video for “Más y Más” together in an old mansion in New York City. This long-awaited reunion of these two iconic stars and friends is part of Dracos’s forthcoming album titled Vida. The video directed by Carlos Perez is sure to be an unforgettable one.

Draco and Ricky have had many successes throughout their careers, but this will be the first time they’ve sung a song together as solo artists. Whenever these two stars unite, the collaboration has been remarkable, providing a great contribution to Latin music. Vida will be on sale March 19 and will include collaborations with some of the top artists in the Latin spectrum, which shows the profound respect they have for Draco. In 2011 Draco battled with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma near his liver and underwent treatment for almost two years, after his treatment he is now cancer-free which is why this album is meant to celebrate Life! Vida!

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The complete tracklisting for Vida is as follows:

1. “Esto es Vida” (This is Life) feat.  Juan Luis Guerra
2. “Penélope” feat. Maná
3. “Como Me Acuerdo” (How I Remember) feat. Alejandro Sanz
4. “El Tiempo Va” (Time Passes) feat. Ruben Blades
5. “Obra de Arte” (Work of Art) feat. Enrique Bunbury
6. “Blanca Mujer” (White Woman) feat. Shakira
7. “Mas y Mas” (More and More) feat. Ricky Martin
8. “Noche Fría” (Cold Night) feat. MiMA
9. “Vagabundo” (Vagabond) feat. Andres Calamaro
10. “Roto Por ti” (Broken Because of You) feat. Juanes
11. “Paraíso Prometido” (Promised Paradise) feat. Marc Anthony
12. “Reza Por Mi” (Pray For Me) feat. Romeo Santos
13. “Cruzando Puertas” (Crossing Doors) feat. José Feliciano
14. “Amantes Hasta El Fin” (Lovers Until the End) feat. Ednita Nazario
15. “Brujería” (Witchcraft) feat. Tego Calderón
16. “Madre Tierra” (Motherland) feat. Calle 13

UPDATE: Here is the new video for “Más y Más”:

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Enrique Iglesias - Finally Found You

New Video: Enrique Iglesias Featuring Daddy Yankee

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As if you had not heard Enrique Iglesias “Finally Found You” now there is a new version that is geared to the more Latino audience featuring Daddy Yankee. The video shows Enrique as his natural sexy self with a very caliente bed scene and a naked shot that we hope is not a double and we also wish it wasn’t as blurry… Just saying. Daddy Yankee’s feature is a Spanglish mix and gives the song an of urban twist.

Thanks everyone for supporting the single and I hope you like this new version of the song!

El video de “Finally Found You” con Daddy Yankee. Gracias a todos por el apoyo que le han dado a la cancion y espero que les guste esta nueva version! – Enrique Iglesias said in his blog

Now we ask you, what do you think about the new version do you like?

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Check out Romeo and Enrique in the video below:
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Romeo Santos Meet & Greet, J&R NYC

Romeo Santos Meet & Greet at J&R

Romeo Santos Meet & Greet, J&R NYC

Yesterday the streets of the downtown J&R Retail Store were bombarded with screaming, crying and singing fans of latino heart throb Romeo Santos. Romeo made an appearance at the store to sign autographs and his new CD/DVD The King Stays King“. Fans purchased the DVD which was recorded earlier this year at his sold out tour in Madison Square Garden.

There were over a thousand fans waiting outside in the cold to get to meet Romeo, they came from near and far, some even slept outside to secure the first spots in line. Romeo seemed very approachable, greeting some lucky fans with hugs and kisses. Radio personalities Alex Sensation and Stefi Chacon also joined the superstar in greeting fans.