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Wisin & Yandel Honored at 2022 Premios Juventud: ‘We Want to Leave a Legacy’

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El dúo dinámico, Wisin & Yandel, was honored by fellow urbano artists Lenny Tavarez, Feid, Tainy and Natti Natasha at the 2022 Premios Juventud on Thursday (July 21).

Tavarez kicked off the medley and took the Choli stage to sing Wisin & Yandel’s hit song “Estoy Enamorado” before he was joined by the reggaeton duo. Then, Colombian hitmaker Feid jumped on to sing “Te Siento.”

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Tainy, a longtime producer of Wisin & Yandel’s, appeared to join them for the reggaeton anthem, “Abusadora,” which featured a special performance by Natti Natasha.

Following the high-energy performance, the duo’s good friend J Balvin took the stage to present Wisin & Yandel the Agent of Change Award, recognizing them as artists who are using their star power to drive change in the Latin community and the world by contributing to music and humanitarian social causes.

“The youth thanks you, us artists thank you,” Balvin started his speech. “One time, when you guys went to Medellín, I pretended to be your driver to see you guys, now I’m here. My respect. God bless you both.”

Yandel was the first one to speak and thanked Balvin for his kind words. “Honestly, parcero, thank you so much for being here and giving us this award. We want to leave a legacy. Thank you Puerto Rico, thank you world, for the support you have given us so many years. It’s been 25 years and you are still here with us. I’m enjoying this so much.”

Wisin added: “Thank you God for allowing us to do what we do. And to beautiful people like J Balvin who continue the trajectory and respect for this genre.”

This year, 10 new categories were added to Premios Juventud: female artist – on the rise, male artist – on the rise, my favorite actor, my favorite actress, best onscreen couple, my favorite streaming artist, best couple song, tropical hit, the best beatmakers, and best fandom. Premios Juventud winners are determined by fan votes.

This year, the awards show — which aired live on Univision — were co-hosted by bachata crooner Prince Royce, Grupo Firme’s Eduin Caz, Mexican pop star Danna Paola, and television personality Clarissa Molina.



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Inside Garth Brooks’ Epic Celebration of the End of His 3-Year Tour With Wife Trisha Yearwood (Exclusive)

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Popping bottles and toasting with the closest people in his life! Garth Brooks is celebrating the end of his three-year world tour with champagne and festivities!

ET’s Rachel Smith was exclusively with Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, at the epic afterparty following his final stop on the North American leg of his Garth Brooks Stadium Tour!

Amid the revelry, Brooks spoke with Smith about the tour wrapping up and said that he truly doubts he’ll be headlining a tour of this magnitude in the foreseeable future.

“I don’t think we’ll ever do a stadium tour again, ever. It’s just too much on the crew,” Brooks shared. “These guys haven’t been home in six months.”

However, Brooks celebrated the fact that his road crew is “finally gonna get to go home and see their families.”

That being said, Brooks admitted that retirement from live performing isn’t in the cards, and when it comes to tours, “It’s never the last one.”

Yearwood, meanwhile, shared that the champagne wrap party celebration was somewhat “bittersweet” by nature, “Because you enjoy every second along the way.”

“The last show is always the special one. This is something that, even though some of us will work together again, it’ll never be like this exact moment,” she added.

While the three-year tour is nearly done, Brooks still has more than enough on his plate, including the release of his new book, The Anthology, Part II: The Next Five Years.

Additionally, Brooks is set to narrate a 10-part documentary series, National Parks, for NatGeo, and the country crooner reflected on his workload, sharing, “It’s gonna be fun! Here’s the deal, man, if you wake up you got a job to do.”

That also means he has no interest in ever giving up on his music. “I think hopefully I’ll die with my guitar on,” Brooks shared.

“I just want to be wherever that woman is, and I’ll be happy.” Brooks said, referring to Yearwood. “But if I’m gonna get to play music, then I’m a lucky, lucky man.”

Brooks’ The Anthology, Part II: The Next Five Years is available for purchase exclusively on talkshoplive.

The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour comes to a final close in September with shows in Ireland on Sept. 9-11 and 16 and 17.

 

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Eminem Challenges Beyonce for U.K. Albums Chart Title

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Shady’s back, and he wants another U.K. No. 1.

Eminem could get what he wants with Curtain Call 2 (via Interscope), which dropped last Friday (Aug. 5) and is well-placed for a run to the chart summit.

Based on midweek sales and streaming data, Curtain Call 2 is the U.K.’s No. 2 album, less than 100 combined units behind the leader, Beyonce’s Renaissance (Columbia/Parkwood Entertainment), the Official Charts Company reports.

Curtain Call 2 is the sequel to Em’s 2005 career retrospective Curtain Call: The Hits, which remains in the Top 20 after 512 weeks on the chart, a stretch that has included five weeks at No. 1.

With Curtain Call 2, the Detroit hip-hop star can extend on his record ten U.K. No. 1 albums to his name, all consecutive, dating back to 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP. No other act in U.K. chart history has ruled the chart with as many album titles in a row.

Meanwhile, Beyonce’s Renaissance leads the Official Chart Update, and is on track for a second week at No. 1, while Calvin Harris is chasing a fifth Top 5 album, with Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 (Columbia), opening at No. 5 on the chart blast.

ABBA’s Gold: Greatest Hits (Polydor) is on the rise following news of a 30th anniversary edition. Gold is slated for the reissue treatment Sept. 23 in several new formats, including special 2LP picture disc. The Swedish superstars’ hits compilation has lived on the chart for a record 1,057 weeks.

Further down the list, metal group Dub War could bag their first U.K. Top 20 with Westgate Under Fire (Earache), their third studio album. It’s new at No. 12 on the midweek chart.

Finally, Neil Young and Promise of the Real is set to start at No. 14 with Noise & Flowers (Reprise), recorded during their 2019 European tour, while U.S. ska outfit The Interrupters could impact the chart for the first time with In the Wild (Hellcat), their fourth studio album. It’s new at No. 17 on the chart update.

The Official U.K. Albums Chart is published late Friday.



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Iggy Azalea Says She’s Making Music Again: ‘I’m Coming Back. Cry About It’

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Iggy Azalea’s last release, 2021’s “The End of an Era,” marked the Australian rapper’s final bow — or so we thought. On Monday morning, Azalea seemingly retracted that sentiment.

“A year ago I was willing to walk away from music because I was tired of the negative energy it attracted,” she tweeted. “But what I’ve learned is that even when I’m minding my business, y’all gonna be negative and nosey. So if I can’t have peace, neither can you. I’m coming back. Cry about it.”

A little over a year ago, Azalea told audiences that “End of an Era” would be her final album so she could take “a few years to focus on other creative projects and things I’m feeling passionate and inspired by beyond music.” She also added that she was looking forward to sharing “different sides” to her in the future.

In an August 2021 interview on the Zach Sang show, Azalea explained that “End of an Era” was the final album she had to deliver as a part of a distribution deal with her label, Bad Dreams Records (Empire). “That was two albums, contractually. I don’t have anybody that I need to make happy.” She also added that she would possibly get another deal in “three to four years” but also expressed — pretty definitively — that “End of an Era” would be her final studio album release.

She also mentioned her decision to stop releasing music came because of the increased assumptions made about her lyricism in relation to her real-life relationships. It remains unclear whether Azalea has plans to seek another distribution deal or plans to release a full studio album again.



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