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OZOMATLI “NON-STOP MEXICO – JAMAICA”, OUT TODAY!

Grammy-winning Ozomatli will release an album of classic and contemporary Mexican hits reimagined with a dancehall reggae feel, on May 5, 2017, on Cleopatra Records: www.ozomatli.com

CHER TO RECEIVE COVETED ICON AWARD AND PERFORM HER MONSTER HIT ‘BELIEVE’ AT THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” MAY 21st

dick clark productions and ABC today announced Cher, the Oscar winning pop music legend and three-time Billboard Music Awards winner, will be honored with the prestigious ICON Award at the “2017 Billboard Music Awards.” One of the most dominant figures in music and entertainment for more than six decades, Cher became the first artist to have a No. 1 single on a Billboard chart in each decade from the 1960s to the 2010s. As part of her appearance, Cher will perform her 1998 single “Believe,” from her 23rd album of the same name; the song, which spent four weeks at No. 1 and 31 weeks total on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, remains one of the best-selling singles of all time with sales of over 20 million worldwide. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” which mark Cher’s first awards show performance in over 15 years, will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

VOTING IS NOW OPEN FOR THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS’” FAN-VOTED CATEGORIES; BILLBOARD CHART ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTED BY XFINITY AND TOP SOCIAL ARTIST AWARD

Voting for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity and Top Social Artist at the “2017 Billboard Music Awards” is now open. The winners for each award will be announced at the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” which will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS Y ABC ANUNCIAN LAS PRIMERAS PRESENTACIONES DE LOS “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

dick clark productions y ABC anunciaron hoy que Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde y Nicki Minaj se presentarán en los “2017 Billboard Music Awards”, entrega de premios que honra a los artistas más exitosos en 52 categorías musicales. Los ganadores de estos premios serán anunciados durante los “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” que se transmitirán EN VIVO desde el T-Mobile Arena en Las Vegas el domingo, 21 de mayo a las 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT en ABC. La entrega de premios este año contará con actuaciones espectaculares, colaboraciones inesperadas y momentos de cultura pop que darán mucho que hablar.

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Earn Second Billboard No. 1 with Diplo Collab “Hey Baby”

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have scored their second No.1 spot on Billboard Magazine’s Dance Chart with their international smash “Hey Baby” feat. Diplo and Deb’s Daughter. Watch/listen HERE. “Hey Baby” has over 16.2 million YouTube views and 40.2 million streams on Spotify. Listen to Kid Ink’s remix of the track HERE.
“Hey Baby” comes on the heels of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s 2016 No. 1 hit with Ne-Yo, “Higher Place”. A residency with the acclaimed Wynn Nightlife in Las Vegas, and an ambitious international touring schedule is also instore for the heavyweight DJs, with shows through the US, Brazil, Mexico, Europe, and Asia (see below).
The trailblazing brothers have solidified themselves as one of the most in-demand live acts, amassing an audience of over 8 million Facebook “likes,” a collective 3 million Instagram followers, a combined 2.6 million Twitter followers, and in excess of 400 million YouTube views and counting across their videos. The duo has scored a countless number of Beatport No. 1 hits and multiple iTunes number ones, while lighting up main stages of festivals like EDC Las Vegas, Creamfields, Tomorrowland, and many more.

Grammy-winning Colombian Superstar CARLOS VIVES nominated for first Billboard Music Award

As announced by Billboard.com, Carlos Vives’ international smash “La Bicicleta” (feat. Shakira) has garnered the Colombian superstar his first-ever Billboard Music Award nomination for “Top Latin Song”. The song received “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year” at the 2016 Latin Grammy Awards, and has over 853 million views on YouTube and over 200 million streams on Spotify.

DRAKE AND THE CHAINSMOKERS TIE THE ALL-TIME RECORD FOR THE MOST NOMINATIONS IN A SINGLE YEAR WITH 22 EACH FOR THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS!”

dick clark productions and ABC today released the nominees for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” honoring the year’s most successful artists in 52 categories of music. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. This year’s award ceremony will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments.

CARLOS VIVES AWARDED HONORARY MASTERS DEGREE FROM BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

2 x Grammy, 12x Latin Grammy winning recording artist/producer Carlos Vives was awarded a Master of Latin Music degree by the prestigious Berklee College of Music at a ceremony at the GML Auditorio (Gaira Music Local, Vives’ venue) in Bogota, Colombia. The award was presented by Berklee president Roger Brown and was followed by a performance of music from Berklee students and Vives at the Julio Mario Santodomingo Theater. The Massachusetts-based Berklee College of Music is the largest private music college in the country and boasts a highly regarded Latin Music Studies program.

OZOMATLI WILL RELEASE NEW ALBUM “NON-STOP: MEXICO TO JAMAICA” ON MAY 5

Grammy-winning Ozomatli will release an album of classic and contemporary Mexican hits reimagined with a dancehall reggae feel, on May 5, 2017, on Cleopatra Records. Produced by drum & bass reggae legends Sly & Robbie (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Madonna, No Doubt), Ozo invited friends Gaby Moreno, Juanes, Regulo Caro, Chali 2na, G.Love, Slightly Stoopied and Herb Alpert to perform songs written by Selena, Café Tacuba, Juan Gabriel, Julieta Venegas, Los Tigres del Norte and classic tracks from their youth. The album is Ozomatli’s first album of mostly Spanish language music in their 21-year history. See tracks below.

WATCH: Strange Music (Tech N9ne) Ventures Into Pop With Above Waves’ Single “Simple Things”

Strange Music, the world’s largest independent rap label, has released its first pop/alt single from Chicago/Kansas City pop/alternative band ABOVE WAVES. “Simple Things” is a contagious mid-tempo pop gem, with infectious lyrics sung by lead vocalist Ryan Bradley, driven by the underlying rhythms of drummer Lance Bennet and bassist Bryan Walker, topped with Colin Greshock’s lead guitar. “Simple Things” is on the band’s upcoming album Fugitives, which is slated for a September 2017 release.

ANGEMI DELIVERS HUGE SMASH THE HOUSE TRACK ‘I’LL CATCH YOU’ ALONGSIDE BECKO

To supplying fine remix duties on Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s powerhouse tracks ‘HeyBaby’, ‘Higher Place’ and ‘Stay A While’, as well as ‘Beautiful Life’ by Lost Frequencies, to showcasing his skills behind the decks at monumental locations last year such as Antwerp’s Bringing The Madness 4.0, Germany’s World Club Dome in front of 45,000 people and after the announcement that he will be performing on the Tomorrowland Mainstage this year, Italy’s hot shot dance music export Angemi is back with his first official Smash The House release ‘I’ll Catch You’ alongside rising talent Becko.

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is 1st Album Certified 33x Million & “Bad” Certified 10 Million

Michael Jackson’s Thriller has become the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 33x Diamond for United States sales and streams, it was announced by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA), the Estate of Michael Jackson, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment). Thriller is still the ONLY album ever to have surpassed the RIAA’s 30x million mark in U.S. sales.

WATCH DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE BRING THE BIGGEST LED PRODUCTION SHOW IN THE WORLD

International superstars Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have earned themselves something of a solid reputation for throwing the biggest parties found in the years clubbing calendar. Whether it’s in Ibiza with their House of Madness residency or their mainstage closing set at Tomorrowland, fans the world over come to witness the Belgian brothers jaw dropping performances. And one of their parties that has cultivated an army of passionate followers is their annual end of year extravaganza – Bringing The Madness! Spread across 4 nights at the Sportpaleis Antwerp, the homecoming show saw an incredible 80,000 fans join the brothers for arguably the biggest and most insane party of the year. Now you can relive the occasion in full HD as the duo release the official Bringing The Madness liveset online.

WATCH: Ariadna Gutiérrez (Wrongly Crowned Miss Universe) Stars In The Video For Carlos Vives’ New Single

As premiered by E! News, Miss Colombia 2014 Ariadna Gutierrez (contestant infamously mistakenly by Steve Harvey during the Miss Universe fiasco in 2015) makes her video debut in “Al Filo de tu Amor” by 2x Grammy, 10x Latin Grammy-winning Colombian superstar Carlos Vives. Filmed in the streets and subways of New York, the video was directed by Colombian Felipe Montoya of Mestiza Films.

DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE KICK OFF 2017 WITH A NEW RESIDENCY AT THE WYNN

International superstar DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are kicking off the new year with new music and more performances after a record breaking 2016. This month, the Belgium brothers have announced that they inked a residency with the acclaimed Wynn Nightlife in Las Vegas, the first dates of which are this Saturday at Intrigue and January 28 at XS.