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How Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato are the Same and Totally Different

Can you tell the difference between Demi and Selena? No, really. If you heard them on the radio do they sound different? Maybe. Maybe not. Both girls, according to a recent article in The Atlantic, have been manufactured through a “network of major-label handlers, producers, and writers who collaborate on chart-beating double entendres about sex.”

Makes sense. Both started off on Barney and Friends and then went on to star in separate Disney shows. After that, it was time to make real-post-Disney-money. Now, at 23 years old, they’re at the top of music charts worldwide and at the helm of legit endorsement deals.

So what sets them apart? Could be their path from toothy-giggly-girls to sex-bomb, independent women. The article notes how Lovato has clawed her way through mental-health issues for years to become a #confident woman…a hashtag dropped in every other picture of her IG feed. Gomez on the other hand, she’s only recently had to deal with overcoming public body-shaming and experiencing her #revival. Both these buzzwords have become the title of their latest albums, coincidentally dropped within a week of each other and after a “well-timed” Instagram follow that seemingly signaled their friendship was back on track.


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Gomez’s album is the opposite…she has more “chill” after all. Known for her “subtle” voice — a nice way of saying her range is lacking — her new album pays homage in some ways to Janet Jackson, but judging from the lyrics in her “Hands to Myself” single, we won’t call her an equal just yet.

Do these differences matter in the end? Probably not. As long as their Instagram game stays strong and we can watch as they date, love and join the killer squads, we’re all good.

To read a complete and thorough review on the singers’ latest pop albums, and the juicy details behind the making of them, by Spencer Kornhaber of The Atlantic, click here.

What do you think of Selena Gomez’s and Demi Lovato’s new albums?

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Bolero Meets The Modern Club in Los Rivera Destino’s New Single “Castigo” with Pedro Capó

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Bolero Meets The Modern Club in Los Rivera Destino’s New Single “Castigo” with Pedro Capó

Puerto Rican band Los Rivera Destino are back with their new single “Castigo” featuring Pedro Capó. The song is the first single from their long awaited album which is due to be released this summer.

Castigo” is the best of both worlds: fusing Bolero and Dembow, creating a fresh take on songs we would listen to at the club.

We had the chance to interview Los Rivera Destino for Latido Music by mitú, and they talked about filming the music video, songs that they would like to see with Bolero covers, working with Bad Bunny again, and more.

Check out our interview below:

Watch the music video below:

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Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez Are Partnering With Global Citizen For ‘Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World’

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Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez Are Partnering With Global Citizen For ‘Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World’

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While the United States is as of publication, has vaccinated over 75 million people against COVID-19 since mid-December, the rest of the world is still catching up. Poorer countries, for example, are struggling to procure enough vaccines for essential workers–let alone their entire population.

Luckily, certain charitable business are making it their mission to get vaccines to the most needy. For example, anti-poverty organization Global Citizen has organized a charity concert with the aim of getting COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries.

Selena Gomez will be hosting the concert, called “VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World”. And none other than Jennifer Lopez will be headlining.

Selena Gomez took to Twitter to announce her involvement in the exciting project. “I’m honored to be hosting ‘VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World,’ ” she wrote.

“This is a historic moment to encourage people around the world to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, call on world leaders to share vaccine doses equitably and to bring people together for a night of music in a way that hasn’t felt possible in the past year. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Jennifer Lopez also took to Twitter to announce her involvement with VAX Live, saying that she is “calling for equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution for all”. That’s a statement we can get behind!

Jennifer Lopez isn’t the only superstar performing. Other acts will include J Balvin, H.E.R., and the Foo Fighters.

Global Citizen has one goal: to raise $22 billion for global vaccinations via corporate and philanthropic donors. They’re hoping VAX Live will bring awareness to their efforts.

“There are 27 million healthcare workers globally who don’t have access to the vaccine,” said Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans to the Associated Press. “I’m 38 years old, and it’s not ethical for me to have access to the vaccine before these heroic first responders and community health workers. So we need governments to start urgently donating those doses.”

Tom Hart, the executive director for another anti-poverty organization, The ONE Campaign, also reiterated the importance of getting vaccine doses into the hands of developing countries.

“Low-income countries not only need this welcome fundraising effort; they need access to COVID-19 vaccine doses,” Tom Hart said.

“The United States has secured over 550 million excess doses that could be used to help end the global pandemic faster.”

You can catch VAX LIVE on ABC, CBS, and iHeartMedia stations on 8:00 p.m. ET on May 8th. It will also be airing on Fox starting at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT the same day. You’ll also be able to catch an extended version on Global Citizen’s YouTube channel on May 8th as well.

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