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2021 Grammy Awards: Bad Bunny and Cardi B to Perform

The performers were announced for this year’s Grammy Awards. Among the artists slated to perform are Bad Bunny, Cardi B, and Taylor Swift.

It’s going to be a refreshing Grammy Awards with Bad Bunny and BTS performing.

As of right now, Bad Bunny is the sole Latin music artist among the performers. The Puerto Rican superstar is nominated for two Grammy Awards. He’s up for Best Latin Pop or Urban Album for YHLQMDLG and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for his feature on Tainy’s “Un Día (One Day)” with Dua Lipa and J Balvin.

Benito’s collaborator Dua Lipa is slated to perform as well. In the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, they’re up against K-Pop boyband BTS for their hit “Dynamite.” The guys are also confirmed as performers. With Bad Bunny and BTS there, it will be nice to see music represented from around the world that’s not only in English.

Will Cardi B bring out Megan Thee Stallion for “WAP”?

Even though Cardi B removed her hit “WAP” from consideration at this year’s Grammy Awards, she will perform at the show. There’s a chance Megan Thee Stallion, who is confirmed to perform, will join her for “WAP” or maybe Bardi might opt for her latest single “UP.”

Other artists performing include Swift, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Roddy Rich, Brittany Howard, Black Pumas, HAIM, and Mickey Guyton. The Grammy Awards will air Sunday, March 14, on CBS.

There will also be a Grammy pre-show with more performances.

Don’t miss the 2021 Grammy Premiere Ceremony, which will be streamed live on Grammy.com at 3 p.m. EST. Jhené Aiko is set to host the special pre-show that will include performances by Canadian-Colombian singer Lido Pimienta and Colombian pop star Camilo. Both performers are Grammy nominees.

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Urban Divas United Highlights: Ivy Queen’s Throwbacks, Nesi Perrea Sola And More

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Urban Divas United Highlights: Ivy Queen’s Throwbacks, Nesi Perrea Sola And More

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Over the weekend, the Urban Divas United concert was streamed online. Puerto Rican icon Ivy Queen led an impressive lineup of women that included rising stars like Chesca and Mariah Angeliq. Nesi from Bad Bunny’s “Yo Perreo Sola” also appeared.

Ivy Queen’s “Yo Quiero Bailar” live was everything.

The queen of reggaeton music, Ivy Queen, was the headliner of the night. This was her first time performing since singing with Gloria Trevi at Premio Lo Nuestro in February. Ivy queen came through with the classics like “Yo Quiero Bailar.”

Ivy also performed with the other women in the show.

In the spirit of camaraderie among the women, Ivy Queen also performed live duets. A standout was Ivy Queen’s performance of her bachatón hit “Te He Querido Te He Llorado” with Goyo of ChocQuibTown, Nesi, and Chesca. Ivy Queen also teamed up with Spanish pop star Natalia Jiménez for her powerful ballad “La Vida Es Así.”

Puerto Rican singer Chesca performed her latest single “Como Tú (Dirty).”

Her collaborator De La Ghetto appeared from a video on the ground as she was dancing. Mariah Angeliq, who featured on recent albums by Karol G and Ovi, also took to the stage. She performed her breakthrough hit “Perreito.”  

You can watch the whole show below.

Nesi, who wrote and sings on Bad Bunny’s hit from his YHLQMDLG album, performed the perreo-de-résistance alone. Other performers of the night included La Duraca, Corina Smith, Nohemy, and Snow Tha Product. Urban Divas United was presented by Neutrogena in collaboration with Conciencia Collective.

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Venezuelan Rising Star Carmen DeLeon Talks Break-Up Inspired “Pasado” and How Her Abuelos Inspired “Cafecito”

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Venezuelan Rising Star Carmen DeLeon Talks Break-Up Inspired “Pasado” and How Her Abuelos Inspired “Cafecito”

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Carmen De Leon is a rising star hailing from Caracas, Venezuela. The 20-year-old singer moved to Tampa, Florida when she was 10 years old and then two years later moved with her family to Barcelona, Spain and lived there for six years. While in Spain, Carmen found success participating in La Voz, and started to build a following that would tune in every week to see her perform. Then she lived in Mexico for a year, Los Angeles for another year and is now settled in Miami working on her music career.

In an exclusive interview with Latido Music by mitú, Carmen De Leon talked to us about her latest single “Pasado” with Cali y El Dandee, from which she drew inspiration from her very own break-up and reminiscing about the past. We also touched on “Cafecito“, the bittersweet song in memory of her grandparents, her dream collab, and more.

Pasado” is inspired by Carmen De Leon’s real-life breakup.

Carmen recruited Colombian singers Cali y El Dandee for her latest single “Pasado,” blending 80s synthpop with reggaeton, a true popetón hit you can dance to and perhaps cry to.

On working with Cali y El Dandee, Carmen has nothing but praise for the Colombian duo, “they are like my brothers, they’re insanely talented, genuine and humble.”

It was Dandee who actually wanted her to let her feelings all out for the song.

“At that moment while I was writing the song, I was actually breaking up with my boyfriend, and I had Mauricio (Dandee) saying to me: ‘Just tell me more. Whatever you’re texting him, say it out loud so we have the right words for the song’ and that’s what we did,” Carmen says.

Just like the lyrics of the song long about the past, so did the music video which was purposely made in the film to capture the “old vibe” they were seeking to portray.

Carmen feels like this is the best song that she has made in her entire life. “It’s changed my life in a way because it’s opened me up to new audiences and I love seeing people react to it and relate to it.”

Earlier this year, Carmen released “Cafecito” which isn’t about your beloved morning beverage.

Most of us would read the title “Cafecito” and think it’s just an upbeat morning pick-me-up song, but it isn’t. “Cafecito” is a bittersweet single that Carmen says she wrote, “at 4 a.m. in the middle of a hurricane because I missed my grandparents so much, and I wanted to write about what it feels like to lose someone.”

While her abuelitos were the main inspiration behind the lyrics, the song does capture the feeling of loss that could apply to those of us losing a friendship, relationship, etc.

Before I even finish the question about her dream collaboration, Carmen excitedly yelled “Camilo!,” which also happens to be one of her favorite covers she’s posted on her YouTube channel.

Carmen’s dad chimed in the interview as well to plug in his favorite cover, which is “Graveyard” by Halsey.

We can only hope that Carmen DeLeon and Camilo collab happens and that this article serves as manifestation for it.

Good luck with everything, Carmen!

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