As part of the Global Citizen Festival this year, musicians such as Neil Young, The Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Shakira, performed live in Hamburg, Germany. In the spirit of “Global Citizen,” which is a platform that focuses on social change around the world, Coldplay and Shakira collaborated on stage to perform some of their most popular songs together. As Chris Martin was getting ready to introduce Shakira onto the stage, he told the crowd, “Now we’re going to try something musical, which could be a disaster, but it could be amazing.” But despite the doubts Chris Martin may have had about the performance (particularly singing in Spanish), as soon as he said, “…from Colombia,” the crowd started to cheer even louder in excitement. Check out how amazing this Coldplay and Shakira duet turned out as they sang along to some of their hit songs including, “Yellow,” “Chantaje,” and “Me Enamoré.”
It’s officially been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency in the U.S. Prince Royce was one of the artists to put on a final arena concert before all major live events in the country were canceled. Here’s a look back at that concert.
Prince Royce and Billie Eilish played the last arena shows.
Rolling Stoneidentified Prince Royce, Billie Eilish, Post Malone, and Lauren Dangle as the artists to host the last large-scale shows in the U.S. on March 12, 2020. A day later, President Donald Trump declared the Coronavirus a “national emergency.” All live entertainment was suspended soon after as each state put in place stay-at-home orders.
Prince Royce was the very start of his Alter Ego tour supporting his double-album of the same name. The first show kicked off on March 4 in Seattle. For his sixth concert at The Forum in Los Angeles, the Dominican-American pop star had the choice to cancel it like the rest of his tour or go on with the show. He opted for the latter as one last hurrah that culminated with the 10th anniversary of his music career.
A year later, Royce reflected on that final show and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Exactly a year after that final show, Prince Royce reflected on the ongoing pandemic on Instagram. He also shared a few photos from the concert at The Forum. In one of them, Royce is blowing an air kiss to his adoring fans.
“Exactly a year ago at The Forum I sang to them in concert for the last time without knowing that we would be distanced for so long,” he wrote in Spanish. “They don’t know how much I miss them!!!!!! I have faith that if we continue to take care of ourselves, very soon we will be singing and having fun together again.”
Prince Royce also released a behind-the-scenes video of that final show.
“A year later we continue the fight against the pandemic, but each day we’re more closer to be able to hug each other again and to sing live to you,” he continued. “See you very soon.”
There are more photos of the show exclusively here.
Prince Royce was also kind enough to share a few more photos of The Forum show with mitú. All photo credits to Emilio Sanchez.
Bachateando with his fellow Dominicana DaniLeigh.
Bringing sexy back.
A rose for you.
With his fanbase, las Roycenaticas (and the Roycenaticos in there, too).
Latin boyband CNCO announced big news for their fans this week. The guys are putting on a livestream concert in May.
The livestream show will include songs from the band’s Déjà Vu album.
CNCO: Déjà Vu Global Streaming will be happening on May 14. Members Joel Pimentel, Erick Brian Colón, Christopher Vélez, Zabdiel de Jesús, and Richard Camacho will be performing songs from their latest album Déjà Vu, a collection of covers of Latin music classics from the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s.
There are music videos for every song on Déjà Vu and they’re still being rolled out. Most recently, CNCO released the visuals for their covers of Christian Castro’s “Por Amarte Así” and Sin Bandera’s “Entra En Mi Vida.” In the former, the guys sing the Castro hit in the middle of the woods while in the latter, they’re serving Sin Bandera with more sensual vibes.
CNCO is putting on their livestream concert with OCESA. The show will be available worldwide, so their fans can enjoy the music from a safe distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets are now available here. There’s also a Zoom and Greet option where can chat meet the guys over Zoom and be treated to an extra three acoustic songs.
CNCO’s greatest hits will also be in the setlist.
Not only will they perform songs from Déjà Vu, but the guys will also be singing their greatest hits. Hopefully among those CNCO classics will be “Reggaeton Lento,” “Hey DJ,” and “Se Vuelve Loca.” Even their recent sexy and grown singles like “Honey Boo” with Natti Natasha and “Beso” could be great ones to perform.
At last month’s Premio Lo Nuestro awards, CNCO was joined by Ricardo Montaner for their surprise performance of “Tan Enamorados.” They’re strangely not nominated at April’s Latin American Music Awards for Favorite Group or Duo, a category the group has dominated in the past.