John Orozco, a 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnast who left the sport after tearing an ACL three weeks before the Rio Games, is returning as a Puerto Rican.Continue Reading
Juan Carlos Ozuna Rosado, also known as Ozuna, has received four Guinness World Records 2020 titles, Billboard has learned. “More and more Latinos, especially Puerto Ricans are headlining the lists of world records,” says Ralph Hannah, Official Adjudicator of Guinness World Records in a press statement. “The passion and enthusiasm that characterizes these stars have seen them reach the top of our rankings.”Continue Reading
As recognizable as J.Lo‘s become, the mixed reactions to her Motown tribute at the 2019 Grammys underscored the fact that not everyone’s in complete agreement about her racial identity—and the fact that it’s technically none of their business did nothing to stem the tide of Tweets and Reddit threads debating the issue.
That Jennifer Lopez is not a Black woman is a fact nothing (save for a surprising 23andMe result) could call into question. But whether she’s white is another matter entirely.
So, what is Jennifer Lopez’s race? Any attempt to answer that question has to start with the difference between “race” and “ethnicity.”
Jennifer Lopez was born and raised in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx, a borough of New York City. Her family came to New York from Ponce, Puerto Rico’s largest city after San Juan. Puerto Rico is an unincorporated U.S. territory.Continue Reading
Ricky Martin weighed in on the fierce debate in Puerto Rico over a bill allowing government employees to avoid serving certain constituents on religious grounds ― and soon after, the island’s governor decided to kill the measure.
The singer, who was born in Puerto Rico, published an open letter on Thursday denouncing the measure as a “hate bill” that “projects us to the world as a backwards country.”Continue Reading
Bad Bunny is killing it right now. The Puerto Rican Latin Trap artist has had a slew of singles on the Billboard charts since his breakthrough in 2017. He’s also currently riding high on two hit singles: “Caro” and “Callaíta.” Still, despite all of his achievements, the rapper recently revealed that it feels most people tend to focus on his nonbinary fashion choices rather than his music.
And he’s refusing to let it bother him one bit.
Paper magazine featured Bad Bunny on their digital cover and the artist spoke out against his haters that simply cannot accept his style.Continue Reading
LaLa Anthony is enjoying the New York City heat this weekend.
On Sunday, the newest 90210 cast member shared a snap of herself showing off her stunning curves on the day of the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. In the post, Anthony is standing outside on a balcony while wearing a two-piece bikini of the Puerto Rico flag. The actress is all smiles as she looks toward the sun in the photo. Anthony is also rocking neon yellow nails with matching toes. For accessories, the Power star is wearing a red hat and an ankle bracelet. To finish off the look, she is also wearing red lipstick. According to Anthony’s post, the photo was shot by photographer and art director Robert Ector.Continue Reading
Meet Bad Bunny, the Puerto Rican rapper taking over YouTube. Bad Bunny is a trap rapper who is making waves in the Latin music world. His debut album, “X 100PRE,” scored the No. 1 spot on the Top Latin Albums chart this year. But it’s probably not the first time you’ve seen him. He’s worked with Cardi B on “I Like It” and “Mia” with Drake. And he just dropped his new song, “Callaita.” But Bad Bunny’s appeal extends beyond these star-studded music collaborations. He’s been instrumental in bringing Latin trap to mainstream American audiences while rapping mostly in Spanish.Continue Reading
For Romeo Santos, performing live isn’t just about singing a song. It’s about giving die-hard fans an entertaining, memorable and life-changing experience.
His commitment to live performance is probably why he’s been able to sell out Yankee Stadium twice and is now set to become the first Latin act to perform at MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and New York Jets. The King of Bachata will perform his “UTOPIA The Concert” at the East Rutherford, New Jersey, venue on Sept. 21.
“It is a blessing,” the singer of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, who hails from the Bronx, said in an interview Monday. “I’ve had loyal fans for quite a while now. To be able to even say that I’ve already sold out two nights at Yankee Stadium, multiple nights at Madison Square Garden — it’s truly a blessing. Now it’s a new challenge in my career to do MetLife, so I’m super-excited about that.”Continue Reading
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were all smiles at their son Max Muñiz‘s school recital this week. The former couple attended the event along with J Lo’s fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, and had a cute coparenting moment while sitting in the audience. In a video posted to Alex’s Instagram page on Thursday, the two of them can be seen showing off their singing chops and passionately lip syncing along to the group’s performance of “I Will Always Love You” while the former Yankees player sits in between them laughing.Continue Reading
Rapper Daddy Yankee first made his big break into mainstream music with his 2004 smash hit “Gasolina.” The song was an instant global phenomenon and introduced the world to the genre of “reggaetón.”
Aptly nicknamed the “King of Reggaetón,” the Puerto Rican artist has gone on to dominate the charts over the years, most memorably with the inescapable track “Despacito,” a 2017 collaboration with singer Luis Fonsi. (The music video for the song went on to become the most watched in YouTube history.) Now, he’s on radios everywhere yet again with his song “Con Calma,” which recently got a remix featuring Katy Perry.
But despite being surrounded by women in nearly all of his music videos and public performances, it turns out Yankee has only one leading lady in his life: his wife, Mireddys González.Continue Reading