Monthly Archives: August 2012

Jencarlos Canela Signs with Universal Music Latin Entertainment

August 31, 2012 at 4:00 PM ET [Digital Girl] – Singer-songwriter and SESAC Latina affiliate Jencarlos Canela-one of the most promising young stars in the Latin music industry-announced he signed this week with Universal Music Latin Entertainment, the world’s premiere Latin music entertainment company.

Canela, who joined SESAC Latina in 2011 for representation of his performing rights worldwide, emerged as a true phenomenon thanks to his amazing solo compositions and highly-praised collaborations with an A-list of top Latin talents. Many of Canela’s major hits were also performed and recorded by such acts as Pitbull, Chino & Nacho, José Feliciano, Gilberto Santa Rosa, El Cata and Banda Los Recoditos, among others.

One of the most versatile and talented Latin artists today, Canela’s astonishing proficiency performing in diverse genres earned him the opportunity to collaborate with Pitbull in the hit single “Tu Cuerpo” and to record “Sueña”, one of the commemorative songs of the 2012 Olympics in London. The tune, which was produced by the renowned Emilio Estefan, confirmed him as one of the fastest rising stars in Latin music.

Jencarlos Canela is finalizing details to kick-off the recording process for his much anticipated third studio album, which will be released by Universal Music early 2013 featuring own compositions and remarkable collaborations. One such example is the song he co-wrote with Samo, lead singer of Mexican pop band Camila. The new album is a follow up to “Un Nuevo Dia” (2011) which reached the top of the charts in the United States and Puerto Rico.

“I feel very happy to join a record label that has throughout the years demonstrated a consistency with producing hits and is led by executives that really understand the business and good music. It is a pleasure to be a part of the Universal Music family and I want to thank my great friend Jesus Lopez and all of the Universal Music team for their support and warm welcoming, much respect!”, Jencarlos said.
Jencarlos Canela is synonymous of talent and professionalism. At only 24 years of age, he has already amassed performances at more than 200 concerts throughout the world and garnered tremendous success in countries such as Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras, Ecuador, the United States and Puerto Rico.

The young Latin star began his musical career at age 12 as the lead singer of the group “Boom Boom Pop” and graduated with honors from the prestigious academy The New World School of Arts in 2006. His debut album, “Buscame”, debuted #1 on the Latin album sales chart and was certified Gold only a few weeks after its release. “Buscame” also set a record as the highest charting Latin debut album ever on an independent label in the history of the Billboard charts. Jencarlos has also been honored with the Premio Lo Nuestro award for “Best New Artist” and was named “Best Young Actor” by the prestigious FAMA award, presented by the magazine of the same name, and the Estrella Awards.

“Jencarlos embodies the young Latino, bilingual and bicultural, born in the U.S. and with a grand international scope for his career. His thorough musical upbringing opens a unique opportunity in this competitive marketplace which is thirsty for talented young individuals who are musicians, composers and singers such as he is. He has also showcased his artistic versatility as one of the most successful young actors on Latin television. All of us at Universal Music feel honored to have Jencarlos entrust us to further develop his musical career,” commented Jesus Lopez, Chairman / CEO of Latin America and Iberian Peninsula.

Currently, Jencarlos is preparing his scheduled appearance at the first annual Telemundo’s Tu Mundo Awards, where he will surprise fans with a special performance and is the most nominated artist of the night.

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From left to right: Jesús López Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula, Jencarlos Canela and his manager Heriberto Canela.
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KIIS 102.7 FM Names Chuey Martinez Late-Night Host

August 30, 2012 at 8:20 PM ET [Digital Girl] – CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA + ENTERTAINMENT Top 40 KIIS/LOS ANGELES has named part-time personality CHUEY MARTINEZ as its new late-night host, 10PM – 2AM, effective immediately. He will continue hosting KIIS’ weekly SATURDAY Night Dance Party at CLUB DV8, where he broadcasts live from Level 3 in HOLLYWOOD from 10PM – 2AM.

“CHUEY’s energy and natural charisma make him the perfect choice to host this time slot on KIIS,” CCM+E VP/Top 40 Programming/KIIS PD JOHN IVEY said. “His genuine love for music and the station is really infectious, and we know he will build a distinct, passionate and loyal audience right away. We are happy to have him as part of our full-time lineup.”

“I’m so grateful and excited to have people like JOHN IVEY and JULIE PILAT support me in my radio career,” MARTINEZ said. “It’s a true honor to be a part of the station that I grew up listening to and I’m excited to take over the late night slot as a full-timer.”

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Joel Nuñez “Cuando Se Cree” Available in Digital Stores

August 30, 2012 at 2:45 PM ET [Digital Girl] – Joel Núñez, the new bilingual voice of Latin music, releases his debut single “Cuando Se Cree” (When You Believe) in all digital stores today. This song is part of his first studio album that will be released in the next few months.

After the successful debut his video, Joel Núñez is ready to share the new single with his fans, a song which was written in collaboration with Andrew Gonzalez. In addition to the original version “Cuando Se Cree” produced by Ahmed Barroso, the digital bundle includes: “When You Believe” (English version) and the English and Spanish dance remixes produced by Jim Jonsin, who has worked with artists such as Pitbull, Lil Wayne, and Beyonce, to name a few.

As part of the promotional phase, Joel Núñez did a showcase last week in the venue PAX (Performing Arts Exchange) in Miami. The show was a great success, which was attended by his fans and local press. The audience was able to enjoy one of the first concerts the Puerto Rican singer songwriter has done this year. In the coming weeks, Joel will continue his promotion throughout the U.S.

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Shocking Video – St Paul Minnesota Police Brutality Caught on Film

August 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM ET – Video has surfaced on the internet which reveals apparently excessive force being used against a man lying prone on the ground. According to the person filming the incident, the victim in the video was maced by St Paul police with no prior explanation as to why.

A police officer in the video explains to the man on the ground that he is being arrested for assault. As the arrested man begins to cough from the effects of the mace, the police officer can be seen delivering a kick to his chest of the suspect. The police officer can then be seen pulling the suspect upright by his hair.

Warning: the following video contains graphic violence and language that may offend some people.

St Paul Minnesota Police Brutality

Video – Seth Gilliard Violin Cover of Ellie Goulding Lights

August 29, 2012 at 2:02 PM ET – Watch this amazing violin cover of “Lights” by Ellie Goulding, performed by violinist Seth Gilliard. The video was directed by Tony Morgan for IOTBP Productions, and filmed live at O-Ku Restaurant and Bar in Charleston, South Carolina.

In 2008, Seth Gilliard was discovered by Susan Taylor, former editor of Essence Magazine, during his first year at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Taylor was able to schedule Gilliard to perform at a benefit dinner hosted by Oprah Winfrey for the National Cares Mentoring Movement.

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Raw Video – Robber Beaten by Mob in Machala Ecuador

August 28, 2012 at 4:56 PM ET – A motorcycle-riding mugger got more than he bargained for when attempting to rob a woman in Machala, Ecuador on August 21, 2012 at 2:15 PM. The helmet-wearing robber brandished a knife at two young women at the corner of Guayaquil and Cuenca streets, while the entire encounter was captured by a store’s surveillance camera.

As the robber attempted to make his getaway, he was subdued by onlookers, and eventually struck by a length of PVC pipe plucked from a pothole by a mobile ice cream vendor. After sustaining a beating, the would-be robber was taken away from the scene by local law enforcement.

Joel Nuñez “Cuando Se Cree” Disponible en Tiendas Digitales Hoy

August 28, 2012 at 4:26 PM ET [Digital Girl] – Joel Núñez, la nueva voz de la música latina en español e inglés, tiene a partir de hoy disponible en todas las tiendas digitales su nuevo sencillo “Cuando Se Cree” (When You Believe). Esta canción hace parte de su primer álbum de estudio, trabajo que será lanzado en los próximos meses.

Luego del exitoso debut del videoclip, Joel Núñez ofrece al público este nuevo sencillo, un tema escrito junto con Andrew Gonzalez. Además de la versión original “Cuando Se Cree” que fue producida por Ahmed Barroso, se incluye “When You Believe” (versión en Ingles) y sus dance remixes, creados por el productor reconocido, Jim Jonsin, que ha trabajado con artistas como Pitbull, Lil Wayne, y Beyoncé, entre otros.

Como parte de su etapa de promoción, Joel Núñez se presentó la semana anterior en un show especial en el recocido PAX (Performing Arts Exchange) de Miami con una gran asistencia de público y prensa especializada que disfrutó en exclusiva de una de los primeros conciertos en vivo del año por parte de este joven cantautor puertorriqueño. En las próximas semanas Joel continuará visitando los principales medios de comunicación en varias ciudades de Estados Unidos.

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