Have you been praying for more excuses to drool over Prince Royce? Because it’s gonna happen. Turns out this Dominican-American singer can also act, and his newest gig on “East Los High” will melt your heart like a forgotten popsicle in the sun. OK, we only saw him for like two seconds as he dipped some lucky woman, but boy did we buy it. He lowered her with the tender care of a gardener replanting an orchid. And not to get ahead of ourselves, but the whole show looks phenomenally addictive. Music. Dance. Sex. Tears. High school drama. Abs. We’ll eat it up faster than the popcorn.
Seriously, we know this is basically Latino “Glee,” but they did an amazing job with the whole series (OK, trailer). Either way, we’re hooked. The “Darte Un Beso” singer will be a series regular, playing coach of the Jefferson Park Dance Crew. He’ll be in good company with Gabriel Chavarria, Alicia Sixtos, Danielle Vega and Vannessa Vasquez, who also star in the series.
While season 4 of “East Los High” is underway, the new Ecko ambassador embarks on a U.S. tour with Pitbull and Farruko on the Bad Man Tour. Those Latino giants begin the epic tour July 6 in Fresno. You can catch Prince Royce on “East Los High” starting July 15.
Shakira has long had the world held captive with her sultry dance moves. Her latest project with Prince Royce is already abuzz with the fact that Shakira is giving bachata a try with “Deja Vu“. A video recently posted to Instagram is giving fans a little sneak peek as she learns bachata for the upcoming music video.
Here’s the bachata lesson Shakira recently posted to Instagram.
Some of the biggest names in Latino music gathered yesterday for the 29th Premios Lo Nuestro awards. Of course, there were several great performances and glitzy outfits on the red carpet, but the real juicy part was the politically-charged, pro-Latino tone of the show. Several stars used their moment on camera to rally Latinos and let President Trump know exactly what they think of his administration.
Prince Royce spoke up for the immigrants in the crowd.
“I want to dedicate this prize to all immigrants,” said Prince Royce, who won Tropical Artist of the Year. “We are all immigrants, truly. To my family, my mom and my dad who are right over there.”
Romeo Santos spoke from his heart as he rallied Latinos with love.
“The only thing I would say to everyone is, please, in this world we need more love, more peace, less jealousy, less war,” Santos, who won the Excellence Award, told the crowd. “And we all deserve respect and equality for Latinos. That’s very important.”
You knew Jorge Ramos was going to come with some fire.
“I am an immigrant, like a lot of you. I am a proud Latino immigrant in the United States,” Ramos told the crowd. “You all know exactly what is happening here in the United States. There are a lot of people who do not want us here and they want to build a wall to separate us. But, you know what? This is also our country. Let me repeat that. Our country. Not theirs. It’s our country. And we are not going to leave. There are close to 70 million Latinos in the United States and, thanks to us, the United States eats, grows, and, as you’ve seen today, sings and dances. Therefore, when they attack us, we already know what we are going to do. We are not going to sit down. We will not be quiet. And we are not going to go. That’s what we are going to do.”
J Balvin lent his voice to the growing political charge at Premios Lo Nuestro.
“I don’t think this is a bad time,” Balvin, winner of Male Artist of the Year, told the crowd. “I think it’s very a good time for Latinos to unite and show the world that we are really cool, that we are a beautiful generation and that we have strength.”
Carlos Vives directed his message to President Trump and he did not mince words.
“Mr. President, you want a greater America. A greater America is a united America,” said Vives, whose song “La Bicicleta” featuring Shakira won both Video of the Year and Tropical Song of the Year. “Mr. President, you have an historic opportunity. Unite us!”
Like most live shows, there were some technical issues — some people joked that Trump was trying to silence his critics — but the show went on.
My mom and I watching #PremioLoNuestro and the screen went black, my momma right away "Trump cut it off" ????????????