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20 Questions with Zion y Lennox: Celebrating a 20-Year Trajectory with New ‘El Sistema’ Album

The set comes five years after their 2016 album Motivan2. Zion y Lennox is also celebrating two decades of career with multiple back-to-back concerts set to take place in December at the emblematic Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Below, read Billboard‘s 20 Questions with the reggaetón duo: 1. Why did you title the album El Sistema? Zion: We did a music camp in Medellín in 2018, we recorded the first song for the album called “Sistema.” Every time we created a song, everyone went back to how good this one was — and that’s where we made the decision. Besides that, it just made sense. Everything nowadays is digital and has to do with technology, it’s a way for Zion y Lennox to keep modern. 2. What’s your personal favorite song from the album? Lennox: I really...

Normani Performs ‘Wild Side’ for the First Time at Don Julio’s Casa Primavera Event

Dressed in a sleek velvet suit dress and garter tights, the star nailed the vocals for her new hit, before revealing to the crowd that the performance was her first in two years due to the pandemic. The crowd cheered in excitement for her return to the stage, before Normani finished off her performance with a rendition of her Sam Smith duet, “Dancing With a Stranger.” The Don Julio event, which offered specialty cocktails and a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean, was in celebration of the tequila brand’s new limited edition variant, Casa Primavera. “This deliciously smooth expression takes Tequila Don Julio’s traditional Reposado and finishes it in orange wine casks for a sophisticated, silky taste,” the Don Julio website reads. Pre-order a bottle of Casa Prim...

Darkside’s Dave Harrington & Nicolas Jaar on the Grief, Alchemy & ‘Psychokinetic’ Connection of New Album ‘Spiral’

“We had never written songs that way before,” he continues. “There was a piano in the house we had rented; we sat at the piano. I mean, this is songwriting 101 stuff, but because we’re both tinkerers and producers and electronics are so important to what we do, we hadn’t tried that as an entry point into our music before.” Spending an extended period of time together for the first time since the world tour behind Psychic wrapped in 2014, Jaar and Harrington spent a lot of time just talking, cooking and generally hanging out. “I remember most vividly,” Jaar recalls via email, “when we decided to go out into the yard just with a guitar and my phone to record voice notes. I remember Dave would always sit in the shade and I would sit in the s...

5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (July 17)

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week. Billboard Latin Music Awards This week, Telemundo and Billboard unveiled the official date and venue of the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards to take place Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Fla. Considered the longest-running awards show in Latin music, the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards coincide with Billboard Latin Music Week, returning to Miami from Sept. 20-25. The weeklong event celebrates Latin music, culture and entertainment with exclusive performances, one-of-a-kind conversations, workshops, showcases and on-the-ground consumer moments. You...

Christina Aguilera Reimagines Her Biggest Hits With the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl

She then delivered versions of her hits including “Ain’t No Other Man,” “What a Girl Wants,” “Fighter” and, of course, “Genie in a Bottle,” reimagined as compelling orchestral-pop crossovers with the help of both her band and the LA Phil led by Dudamel. Upon seeing the energy of an in-person crowd singing back to her for the first time in more than a year, Aguilera herself got misty eyed. “I hope I got all the tears out of the way,” she told the audience. “I’m a crier, so this morning when I came in for rehearsal, I just got to be a spectator for a moment as [the LA Phil] was rehearsing, and oh my God, this is a moment of a lifetime because my mother was a violinist […] I remember all these images of her pl...

Mariah Carey Is Celebrating Christmas Early With Holiday Loot Crate

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. The Queen of Christmas is beginning her reign early this year! Mariah Carey teamed up with subscription box company Loot Crate to announce on Friday (July 16) the officially licensed, limited edition Mariah Carey Holiday Crate, full of Christmas collectibles ranging from gifting essentials, bakeware, ornaments and more. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharing photos, blogging and help give users back their fair share of Internet revenue.

How to Watch ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Online

See below for how to watch Space Jam: A New Legacy, both in theaters and online. How to Watch Space Jam: A New Legacy Space Jam: A New Legacy, is rated PG, and hit movie theaters on Friday (July 16). See tickets and showtimes here to find Space Jam: A New Legacy at a theater near you. How to Stream Space Jam: A New Legacy Free Online While there’s no way to watch Space Jam: A New Legacy online free, you can watch the sequel on HBO Max. An HBO Max subscription costs just $14.99 a month right now, and you can sign up here. With an HBO Max subscription, you can get instant access to stream the 2021 Space Jam as many times as you’d like for free. While HBO Max does not currently offer a free trial, you can get HBO Max...

The Founders of Famed Ibiza-Based Party CircoLoco Spent the Pandemic Launching Their Label Passion Project

Launching in early June with “Lumartes,” an eight-and-a-half minute track by CircoLoco resident Seth Troxler, Circoloco Records kicked off in earnest a few days back with the release of its debut compilation album, Monday Dreamin’, which features a who’s who of house, techno and tech house, indie dance and more — with contributions from artists including Dixon, DJ Tennis, Sama’ Abdualhdi, Jamie Jones, Beduoin, Kerri Chandler Moodymann, Red Axes, Tale Of Us and Damian Lazarus. The project is a collaboration with Rockstar Games, the makers of games including the venerable Grand Theft Auto, and a company that has long given love to underground dance music by installing artists like The Blessed Madonna, Moodymann, Keinemusik, Solomun and other...

Christina Aguilera Talks ‘Getting Into My Family Roots’ for Upcoming Latin Album

“I’m an artist first, rather than trying to be critical as an A&R,” Aguilera tells Billboard of her mindset for selecting a winner. “So, I’m just going to go with my mood and what feels good. I’m looking for people who are really experimental as I’ve always been in my music – try different things, collaborate with other people and musical styles. I really like to have fun with music at the end of the day and get as creative as possible. Sometimes a little sweet, sometimes a little tart, depending on my mood! It’s just people who are able to have fun with that concept and be themselves and get into that individuality of it.” As a former coach on The Voice and a star who loves helping up-and-coming singers, the contest fit naturally for Aguilera. &#...

5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (July 10)

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week. Premios Juventud performances Karol G, Justin Quiles, Sebastián Yatra, Tainy, Tommy Torres, Yandel, Chimbala, El Alfa, Nino Freestyle and Zion & Lennox have been confirmed to perform at this year’s Premios Juventud. Joining the already star-studded lineup that features artists such as Grupo Firme, Kali Uchis, Los Ángeles Azules, Lunay, Myke Towers, Natti Natasha and Ricky Martin, the 18th edition of PJ will air live from the Watsco Center on July 22 at 7 p.m. ET on Univision. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Onli...

Billie Eilish’s Mom and Team Were ‘Losing Their Minds’ on ‘NDA’ Video Set: Watch Behind-the-Scenes Footage

“hope u liked it (also pls enjoy the fifth slide of my mom and team losing their minds being scaredy),” Eilish captioned the gallery. “NDA” is the fifth release ahead of Eilish’s highly anticipated sophomore album, Happier Than Ever, which is scheduled for release on July 30 through Darkroom/Interscope Records. Leading up to its release, she teased the song and video on Instagram, writing, “THIS VIDEO WAS SO CRAZY TO SHOOOOOT.” The visual was shot in one take and features no stunt doubles or car VFX, according to a press release. Check out the behind-the-footage of Eilish’s “NDA” video below. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving y...

Barack Obama Heats Up Summer 2021 With Playlist Featuring Silk Sonic, H.E.R., Migos & More

In keeping with past tradition, Barack Obama is sharing some of his favorite summer tunes as we head into the blistering season. On Saturday (July 10), the former U.S. president shared his annual “Summer “Playlist,” featuring music by Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak‘s Silk Sonic, Bob Dylan, Migos, H.E.R., The Rolling Stones, SZA, Stevie Wonder and many more. “With so many folks getting together with family and friends, there’s a lot to celebrate this summer,” Obama captioned his tweet. “Here’s a playlist of songs I’ve been listening to lately—it’s a mix of old and new, household names and emerging artists, and a whole lot in between.” You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating shou...