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As J Balvin Is Taking Over The World, Why Aren’t People Talking About Maluma

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So far 2019 has been a breakout year for Colombian megastar, J Balvin.

He is not only one of the hottest acts in Spanish-language music but across the entire music industry.

At Coachella, he delivered one of the most talked about performances in a star-studded lineup and even gave a shout out to classic reggaeton.

Like if J Balvin isn’t a Coachella headliner next year, trust that #BoycottCoachella will be a thing.

He’s been all over US talk shows and he’s announced a North American tour with Lyanno and Eladio Carrion.

His summer tour is going to be one of the highlights of summer. I already know.

And after this weekend, the Colombian made history becoming the first reggaetonero to appear on Saturday Night Live.

The singer performed alongside the likes of DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, SZA, and Lil Wayne.

Performing with a star-studded lineup, J Balvin was there to represent.

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That Saturday Night Live stage was pure party mode and we were totally living for it.

And obviously, he didn’t disappoint us, repping the Latino community by singing in Spanish on the main stage.

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In a country where all too often Latino voices aren’t heard and speaking Spanish can even land you in an ICE detention center, this was everything.

Basically everyone who was watching his performance on SNL.

I know because this was me.

There’s already a growing chorus of J Balvin fans demanding he gets his own set next season.

And we are stanning.

The 34-year-old singer though already has a busy lineup ahead. This summer he’ll become the first Latino artist to headline Lollapalooza in Chicago.

J Balvin is living his best life.

And I am absolutely living for him.

But as a diehard Maluma fan, I have to question why just him?

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Maluma has been pumping out album after album with hit after hit and yet he’s just not getting the attention he deserves.

The two are this year’s best bromance.

They’re both from the city of Medellín and both built their careers up from the likes of Daddy Yankee and Shakira.

And that’s all great, but where is Maluma’s hype?

I mean everyone remembers how he was completely ignored at the Met Gala, right?

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Despite being one of the absolute best-dressed guys there.

And with the release of his new album, “11:11”, history seems to be repeating itself.

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This is an abomination. Maluma has morphed from Pretty Boy to Dirty Boy. He’s got collabs with Shakira, Annita, and Madonna. And J Balvin! And he is pure fire.

Even his summer bop with Becky G isn’t getting much love.

Why? How is this even possible?

This isn’t taking away from J Balvin in any way, but Maluma is also the total package and I for one think there is enough room for both reggaeton superstars.

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So yea…can we make sure that we all get back to talking about the “Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy” and make sure that Maluma has as epic a year as J Balvin?

I’m hoping that this is just a phase and that 2019 is going to be an epic year for Maluma.

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Aside from partnering with major brands, he’s also starting to embrace more social messages in his songs and videos.

Plus he’s got his new album out, “11:11” and he’s got collab after collab going down. I mean everything from Fifth Harmony and Shakira to Madonna and Marc Anthony. Most recently he teamed up with Lil Pump and XXXTentacion for “Arms Around You” which gave the superstar his first Top 40 entry and highest-charting hit yet.

READ: J Balvin And Maluma Have The Kind Of Bromance That Will Make Anyone Jealous

San Antonio Fans Got Treated To J.Lo Singing ‘Si Una Vez’ And We Have Serious FOMO

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San Antonio Fans Got Treated To J.Lo Singing ‘Si Una Vez’ And We Have Serious FOMO

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Jennifer Lopez arguably became a household name after she portrayed Selena in the biopic about the iconic Mexican-American singer. Since then, J.Lo has become a musical, acting, and producing force in the entertainment industry. Now, at 50, the Puerto Rican superstar is on a new tour and fans in San Antonio were treated to a special cover when she belted out “Si Una Vez” by Texas legend Selena Quintanilla.

J.Lo really showed up for her San Antonio audience with her “Si Una Vez” song after admitting it was her favorite.

At the beginning of the video, J.Lo asks the audience if they want to hear a little Selena. Like, what kind of question is that to ask a Texas audience? Of course, they want to hear some Selena. After asking the crowd which song would be best she told them that “Si Una Vez” is her favorite and that sent the crowd into a frenzy.

Fans were so excited to learn J.Lo’s favorite Selena song because we all have one.

Finding someone with the same favorite Selena song as you is so amazing. Legit, one of the most telling signs of how long your friendship and relationship will last is the Selena test. Do they know who Selena is? Do they like her music? Do you have the same favorite Selena song? This is crucial

Seeing the woman who brought Selena to the big screen was one of the most touching moments for so many people.

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Hearts fluttered. Angels got wings. Moods were lifted. It was a physical moment for so many people who could feel the love from the stage. It was as if Selena was on stage in J.Lo’s body giving us the concert we have been craving.

While all of the concertgoers were melting down, social media people also lost their minds over the cover.

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It’s like Thalía taking time during her concert to give the fans a taste of Jenni Rivera. Who wouldn’t want to be there for that moment? It feels like a special connection between the singer and the audience as they give praise and attention to a shared icon.

This is one way to ring in your 50th birthday, J.Lo.

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There is one thing everyone knows for sure, J.Lo is a force that cannot be overlooked. She is a strong and powerful singer. A recognizable actor. A successful producer. But, most importantly, she is a Selena fan who gives the Tejano singer the respect and love she deserves.

Watch the full performance below.

Thank you, J.Lo. You know how to make your shows something to remember.

READ: 9 Selena Covers That Prove She Will Always Be La Reina

The Music Video For New Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello Hit ‘Senorita’ Is Pure Fire And No Wonder Fans Think Theyre A Couple Like OMG

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The Music Video For New Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello Hit ‘Senorita’ Is Pure Fire And No Wonder Fans Think Theyre A Couple Like OMG

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There is one thing in music that is not up for debate: the Camilizer fandom is one of the strongest. No matter what the pop star is doing, her fans will always show up with full support on social media and irl. That fandom is making power moves again now that Cabello’s new collab “Señorita” with Shawn Mendes is out. In less than 24 hours, the video already had 14 million views.

Camila Cabello got her fandom ready with one tweet and it worked.

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Cabello’s Twitter is a powerful tool. When she tweets, her millions of followers listen. It is clear that she has learned how to harness social media for the betterment of her career and it is paying off. Tbh, she kind of deserves the success she has garnered so far. Like, she skipped her quinces so she could audition for the X Factor and the rest is music history.

Cabello stans are here to tell you that “Señorita” is a song that is here to stay.

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No one is surprised to hear that Cabello was able to put out a hit. She is proving herself as a powerful musician. We still can’t get “Havana” out of our heads and it has been out for two years.

Like, this is what the Camilizer fandom is doing the rest of the weekend with this song in the background.

Low key, a lot of people will be giving this song all of their streams this weekend. Who wouldn’t want to spend the next couple days bouncing to this song?

People are crying over the new song because they have been waiting for new music.

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Take some deep breaths and relax. You don’t want to miss any of the music or video because you can’t see or hear over your own sobs. Is it even worth listening if you are crying so intensely?

Fans had theories about how the singers prepared for their intimate moments on screen.

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Obviously, you wouldn’t want to have bad breath when you have to kiss someone over and over again. It is also kind of cute that Mendes was so concerned that he ate mints to make sure he had good breath for Cabello.

The video and the passion between the singers is reigniting speculation that they are secretly more than friends.

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Some people might call it good acting and on-screen chemistry. Camilizers call it them sharing their truth while hiding behind the facade of music and the arts. Whichever it is, they know how to make a convincing couple on the screen.

Here is the full video for Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’s “Señorita.”

Congrats, you two. Seems like you really did the thing with this video.

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