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LISTEN: “Kevin Hart: What Now?” trailer features Redfoo’s ‘Juicy Wiggle’

Redfoo’s wild 50s rock/EDM infused Juicy Wiggle, which has racked up over 36.5 million YouTube views, is featured in the official trailer for “Kevin Hart: What Now?” Rolling Stone gave “Juicy Wiggle” a 4.5/5 stars and exclaims, “This is how the hop would have sounded if your grandma knew about Jell-O shots.”

JULIÓN ÁLVAREZ Y SU NORTEÑO BANDA KICK OFF U.S. TOUR THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY IN SAN JOSE, LOS ANGELES & SAN DIEGO

Superstar Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda kick off the acclaimed Mis Ídolos…Hoy Mis Amigos Tour this Friday July 15 at the SAP Center in San Jose, Saturday July 16 at the legendary Forum in Los Angeles and Sunday July 17 at Viejas Arena in San Diego. El Coyote and Pancho Barraza are Julion’s special guests on the summer’s hottest tour package and will make their way across the U.S. on a total of 22 super exciting concerts in some of the biggest venues in the country including Toyota Center in Houston, Madison Square Garden in New York City, The Coliseum in El Paso, Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and more. (Pancho Barraza will be in every city. El Coyote will be in every city except Kansas City due to a previous commitment.)

MAD DECENT’S TOY SELECTAH & CAMILO LARA (MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND) NEW PROJECT AND FIRST TRACK ANNOUNCEMENT

Toy Selectah, of Mad Decent and creator of Control Machete, and Camilo Lara, of the Mexican Institute of Sound, have led prolific careers out of creating beats, rhythms and music that have made them stars in their native country of Mexico and beyond. Now, the two are joining forces to release COMPASS, a super collaborative project featuring more than 100 artists from around the world. “This project has been a mystical quest trying to prove that there is only one dance floor across the globe,” Lara told Billboard magazine.

#1 DJ’s Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Release ‘Stay A While’

After a string of high profile releases so far this year, the #1 DJ’s on the planet Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike announce their next ticking time bomb ‘Stay A While’, ready for an explosion across the main stages of Tomorrowland and beyond this summer.

JULIÓN ÁLVAREZ Y SU NORTEÑO BANDA ANNOUNCE SPECIAL GUESTS FOR MIS ÍDOLOS…HOY MIS AMIGOS TOUR! KICKING OFF JULY 15

Superstar Julión Álvarez today announced that El Coyote and Pancho Barraza will be his Special Guests on the U.S. segment of his critically acclaimed Mis Ídolos…Hoy Mis Amigos Tour which kicks off Friday July 15 at the SAP Center in San Jose. The addition of the two Mexican regional superstars will make for one of the most exciting summer tour packages this year. Julión and his band along with El Coyote and Pancho Barraza will make their way across the U.S. for a total of 22 super exciting concerts in some of the biggest venues in the country including The Forum in Los Angeles, Toyota Center in Houston, Madison Square Garden in New York City, The Coliseum in El Paso, Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and more. (Pancho Barraza will be in every city, El Coyote will be in every city except Kansas City due to a previous commitment.)

THE SESAC LATINA 2016 AWARDS CELEBRATED ITS TOP HONOREES AT THE HISTORIC BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL

The SESAC Latina Music Awards 2016 celebrated the most successful year in its history last night at its annual gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel. SESAC Latina, the most progressive rights organization in the music industry, and its composers and publishers this year had a record 17 hit #1 songs on various Billboard charts.

Redfoo Premieres ‘Lights Out’ Music Video Starring Emma Slater From ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars”

Today Grammy-nominated recording artist and King of Party Rock, Redfoo has released his latest music video, “Lights Out,” in VR and 360 video on Littlstar, the premier global network dedicated to immersive virtual reality and 360 video. Redfoo once again teamed up with his favorite director, Mickey Finnegan, who shot the video on a Headcase VR rig. The “Lights Out” VR experience will immerse fans in the story of how Redfoo goes back in time in order to change the future and ‘get the girl,’ who is played by Emma Slater from ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.”

Tech N9ne’s Urban Pop Protégé Mackenzie Nicole Debuts New Music Video on Complex

Complex today premiered the video for Mackenzie Nicole’s “Actin Like You Know (feat. Tech N9ne).” The self-penned debut pop single is already receiving airplay on Kansas City Top 40 station KMXV (Mix 93.3) and has been remixed since it first appeared on Strange Music’s Tech N9ne Collabos – Strangeulation Volume II, where it was the No. 1 most downloaded track on the album. “Actin Like You Know” is available on iTunes and Spotify now.

INTOCABLE CONFIRMED TO PERFORM AT 2016 SESAC LATINA MUSIC AWARDS

Legendary Regional Mexican superstars INTOCABLE will perform at the SESAC Latina Music Awards which will take place on Wednesday, June 15, at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel. Led by singer, accordionist and SESAC Latina affiliated composer Ricky Muñoz, INTOCABLE has been making hit records and selling out concert tours for more than two decades.

Juan Gabriel “MéXXIco Es Todo 2016” Tour Goes on Sale this Friday June 3rd

Juan Gabriel, whose career and creativity continues to soar four decades after his start, has announced that his all-new production MéXXIco Es Todo 2016 Tour will kick off Friday, August 19, in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center. The tour continues to 22 cities at some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious venues including The Forum in Los Angeles, the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Allstate Arena in Chicago, American Airlines Arena in Miami, and Barclays Center in New York. For the first time ever, Juan Gabriel will perform in Utah and North Carolina. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3rd at 10:00am (and with special pre-code on Thursday June 2 at 10:00am) and are available at Ticketmaster unless noted otherwise on the full itinerary below.

Carlos Vives & Shakira’s New Single “La Bicicleta” Out May 27

Colombian superstars CARLOS VIVES and SHAKIRA grew up only a few miles from one another on the same stretch of coastal Colombia – he in Santa Marta, she in Barranquilla – but they came home this week to film a video for 2X Grammy and 9X Latin Grammy-winning performer/songwriter/activist Carlos Vives’ new single “La Bicicleta.” The single “La Bicicleta” will be released this Friday, May 27.

THE CHARTS HAVE SPOKEN! WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

The “2016 Billboard Music Awards,” hosted by hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, and TV host and international music sensation Ciara, was a must-watch night of show-stopping musical performances and exclusive television premieres from today’s hottest artists. Ludacris and Ciara’s long-standing friendship was evident as the pair’s hosting chemistry was on full display, creating some of the most buzzworthy moments of the show, which aired live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. For the first time in Billboard Music Awards history, viewers on the West Coast were able to watch the show live with the rest of the country, allowing fans to interact like never before.

LUKAS GRAHAM TO PERFORM ON THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Lukas Graham will perform on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” Also added to the star-studded show are presenters Kate Beckinsale, Priyanka Chopra, Laverne Cox, Mark Cuban, JoJo Fletcher from ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” Lucy Hale, Halsey, Heidi Klum, Kelly Rowland, Seal, Tyrese and Zendaya. The award show will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. For the first time in Billboard Music Awards history, viewers on the West Coast will watch the show live along with fellow fans on the East Coast. They join previously announced presenters Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Kathryn Hahn, Wiz Khalifa, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Idina Menzel, Keke Palmer, Rebecca Romijn, Serayah, Steven Tyler, Lindsey Vonn and Pete Wentz.

2016 SESAC Latina Music Awards

SESAC Latina, the world’s most progressive Latin music performing rights organization, will celebrate the impressive achievements of its members at the 2016 SESAC Latina Music Awards, set for June 15 at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel.

T-MOBILE ANNOUNCED AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR “T-MOBILE MAGENTA CARPET LIVE AT THE BBMAs”

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that T-Mobile is the title sponsor of the live stream magenta carpet pre-show at the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” As the first awards show to be broadcast from the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the “T-Mobile Magenta Carpet Live at the BBMAs” will feature an all-new magenta carpet and a T-Mobile branded stage hosted by Rachel Platten and Ted Stryker. T-Mobile is working with DJ Khaled to provide fans with exclusive backstage and behind-the-scenes access on social media via Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram before and during the show with #MusicFreedom.