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Enrique Iglesias Tapped An Emerging R&B Star For An English-Language Version Of His Latest Hit

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Can Enrique Iglesias keep up with emerging R&B star Tinashe in this duet?

Iglesias, who originally released “Duele El Corazon” in Spanish, has teamed up with 23-year-old Tinashe for an English-language version of the track. Already a star on her own, Tinashe has more than enough chops to go toe to toe with 41-year-old Iglesias. For Iglesias, duets have always been a great opportunity to work with emerging artists. Tapping Tinashe for the English version to generate interest in the cross-over hit is a no-brainer, but it could have backfired on him. Instead, the energy she brings only escalates Enrique’s already great performance.

The duo not only work well together, they also have more in common than you might expect. Both were destined for stardom from a young age.

T and E

By age 3, Tinashe was already heavily into modeling and acting. But music quickly became a passion, and she was writing songs by the age of 5. Her biggest break into music fame came when she joined “The Stunners,” a band created by Vitamin C. Around that time, Tinashe even had a small role in the video for Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”

Like Enrique, duets are nothing new for Tinashe.

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Though Tinashe’s music career blossomed out several marvelous DIY releases (In Case We Die, Reverie and Black Water — albums you must listen to), she has become very familiar with teaming up on projects. In the last few years, Tinashe has dropped tracks with Chris Brown, R. Kelly, and Nick Jonas. For Iglesias’ part, having already worked with Pitbull this year, his duets with reggaeton artist Wisin and Tinashe prove he’s not done messing around.

Like Enrique, Tinashe has worked her talents into television and film. Both have even played roles on “Two And A Half Men.” Tinashe played Celeste Burnett, half-man Jake Harpers’s girlfriend.

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Enrique played sexy handyman Fernando.

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Small world, huh?

And in case you missed it, here’s the original version of “Duele El Corazon,” featuring Wisin.

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The original Spanish version, featuring Wisin, has sat atop Billboard’s Latin Airplay nearly every week since its May debut.

Which version do you like more? Tell us in the comments below!


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Enrique Iglesias Got A Sweet Thank You Message From These Mexican Preschoolers Because Of His Help

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Enrique Iglesias Got A Sweet Thank You Message From These Mexican Preschoolers Because Of His Help

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For several years now, Enrique Iglesias has been using his fame and platform to help those in need. He has supported several charities, including Habitat for Humanity, City of Hope and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Save the Children is the latest charity Iglesias has put his support behind and last Friday night at his Las Vegas concert, Iglesias got to meet — via a video message — some of the children he helped.

Singer Enrique Iglesias is helping children find peace and calm after major disasters and emotional distress through art.

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Iglesias has helped raise money for the Save the Children’s Healing and Education through the Arts (HEART) program, which focuses on helping children deal with highly stressful situations, from natural disasters to deaths in the family. Iglesias has been a supporter and fundraiser for Save the Children since 2015 and his latest campaign, #Hearts4Kids, has helped one pre-school class in Mexico City, specifically.

While on tour, Iglesias has been selling T-shirts to raise money for Save The Children.

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During his Las Vegas stop on Friday, the kids got to thank the singer for his help.

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The students from Mexico City recorded a video message to thank Iglesias for his help.

Before the show, the “thank you” video was delivered to Iglesias personally by Sheila Romero, the director of the school.

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Iglesias can’t hold back his smile as he watches the video of the children thanking him for his generosity. While watching the video, Iglesias reaches out and hugs Romero.

Backstage, Iglesias signed shirts and hats for the children who have benefited from the HEART program in Mexico City.

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The moment was captured on camera by Save the Children, who facilitated the moment.

HEART, with the help of celebs like Iglesias, is helping thousands of children around the world overcome their personal traumas thanks to the power of art.

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One of the children that has benefited from HEART is six-year-old Marina.

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Marina needed help to cope with the sudden loss of her grandfather, who was her closest family member. His unexpected death severely impacted her and negatively affected her performance in school. Marina benefited from not only writing letters addressed to her grandfather but by drawing pictures of him as well. According to a Medium post, her teacher and family saw Marina slowly open up about the pain she felt and eventually, she was able to overcome the sorrow she felt about her grandfather’s passing.

If you would like to learn more about HEART or Save the Children, click the links.

If you want to read more about Marina’s story, click here.


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Lupita Nyong’o Gave All Spanish Speakers An Incredible Performance On ‘Lip Sync Battle’

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Lupita Nyong’o Gave All Spanish Speakers An Incredible Performance On ‘Lip Sync Battle’

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Lupita Nyong’o and Regina Hall gave the “Lip Sync Battle” crowd so. much. life! Nyong’o totally owned the stage as she lip synced to Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando” (the Spanish version, obvi!). Hall’s interpretation of The Weeknd’s “Earned It” was hilarious, but only one was able to take home the prize. Before we announce the winner, let’s break down their performances.

Lupita Nyong’o started strong, shaking her hips to Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando.”

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Fancy footwork in heels? No problem for Nyong’o!

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And you just tried to do the same footwork, didn’t you?

LL Cool J and Regina Hall were definitely feeling Nyong’o’s performance.

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How can you not?

And she left them both wanting more with a well-placed shoulder shimmy.

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S L A Y  Q U E E N !!

Then Hall took the stage to give The Weeknd’s “Earned It” a fun remake.

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She even nailed his hairstyle. ?

At first, everyone thought they were getting ready for a sexy performance.

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After all, the song was on the “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack so one would assume things would get steamy.

But sexy quickly turned into hilarious when the dancers started to dust Hall to her dismay.

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#DONE

She had everybody rolling at her genius rendition.

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? ? ? ?

So, who was the winner?

Ahhh!!!! ? #LipSyncBattle

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Her “Whatta Man” performance definitely helped give her that win.

Watch the full performances below.


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