Grammy Award-winning recording artist , Shakira, wrote an article for Time Magazine where she speaks out against POTUS travel ban on refugee admissions from certain countries.

“This isn’t just an attack on Muslims or refugees — this is an attack on all humans and in particular, the ones most in need of protection. Right now, worldwide, 28 million children have been uprooted by conflict, driven from their homes by violence and terror. Children know no nations and no borders; those who survive will grow up to follow the lead of those who take them in. Do we show them love and acceptance? Or allow them to fend for themselves, vulnerable to guerrilla groups that will only teach them to perpetuate this cycle of violence?”

She also added:

“Not all Muslims are terrorists, and by the way, not all terrorists are Muslims”

The Latina megastar validated her POV throughout the article and ended her piece by writing:

“Let’s keep tipping the scales in favor of “liberty and justice for all,” keep using our voices to lift up others and speak out for those whose voices have been stripped from them. I applaud all of you who have spoken out against the ban—keep up the good fight and never back down. #resist”

Read the full article here.

 

 

No! Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Wisin y Yandel are indeed coming back together after their decision to pursue solo careers three years ago. Check out what they had to say in a recent Instagram post.

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It looks like El Duo Dinámico is not playing around.

“We gave you three and a half years so you could do something and you didn’t deliver. You don’t want this to happen. You know that if we go all in, your game is over, papi!

This year is getting pretty interesting! Are you excited for this reunion? What is your favorite song from the group?

 

 

That’s right folks. Juan Gabriel’s legacy lives on, and to honor it, there’s a tribute concert in the making. Some of the biggest Latin stars will come together and pay homage to “El Divo de Juarez,” who passed away back in August 2016.

Gustavo Arias, one of the musical producers for the show confirmed the Juan Gabriel hologram rumor this week on his Twitter page.

This concert will take place February 18th at el Centro Dinamico Pegaso in Toluca, Mexico and will feature the following acts:

Andrea Bocelli, Juanes, Jesse & Joy, Yuri, Pepe Aguilar, David Bisbal, Emmanuel, Luis Fonsi, John Forgety, Yuridia, Kinki, Natalia Lafourcade, Aída Cuevas, Shaila Dúrcal, Fernando De La Mora, La India and some other surprise performance they will reveal before the event.

This hologram thing is really taking off! That’s #Wazzup! For tickets and more information, go to Ticketmaster.com

 

Romeo Santos becomes one of three performers in history to earn a RIAA Latino Diamante (10x Diamante and counting i.e. 600,000-plus sales and streams) certification for his songs. His single “Propuesta Indecente” alone, received a RIAA Latino Diamante (20x) certification for digital sales and streams in excess of 1.2 million, making it the Top certified Diamante song in Gold and Platinum history. This achievement has undoubtedly put the Dominican singer/songwriter up there with the musical greats. What a way to start the New Year! Congrats!

Also certified Diamante status:

Promise” [feat. Usher]  (19x) Diamante

Odio” [feat. Drake] Diamante (13x) Diamante

Eres Mia” (11x) Diamante

Formula, Vol. 2 (11x) Diamante

Peter Gene Hernandez aka Bruno Mars recently appeared on the cover of Latina Magazine’s February 2017 issue.  In this issue he opened up about his Puerto Rican pride.

“I never once said I changed my last name to hide the fact that I’m Puerto Rican. Why would I f*cking say that? Who are you fooling? And why would anyone say that? That’s so insulting to me, to my family. That’s ridiculous. My last name is Hernandez. My father’s name is Pedrito Hernandez, and he’s a Puerto Rican pimp. There’s no denying that. My dad nicknamed me Bruno since I was 2 years old. The real story is: I was going to go by ‘Bruno,’ one name. Mars just kind of came joking around because that sounds bigger than life. That was it, simple as that.”

Aside from addressing his critics, The “24k Magic” singer spoke on the loss of his mother. When asked if his music has changed since she passed, his response was:

“My life has changed. She’s more than my music. If I could trade music to have her back, I would. I always hear her say, ‘Keep going and keep doing it.’”

Check out the February 2017 issue of Latina Magazine to read the full article.

 

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) recently announced that they will be adding Puerto Rico FC to the 2017 Caribbean Club Championship.

The current champion of the Luis Villarejo Cup, Puerto Rico FC, will represent the island in the Caribbean Championship. The matches are set to kickoff late February in venues across the region. Puerto Rico FC will host Group D of the league at el Estadio Juan Ramón Loubriel in Bayamón, PR from March 14th-18th. Owner, Carmelo Anthony, must be excited!

 

It looks like Miguel will be dropping a Spanish-language album at some point this year.

The soulful R&B singer, who is of Mexican descent on his father’s side, spoke to Latina magazine about his acting debut in “Live by Night.” Miguel stars as Esteban Suarez, a Cuban club owner, in the Prohibition era gangster film alongside Ben Affleck and Zoe Saldana. He says that this role motivated him to work on Spanish music.  During the conversation, he revealed his “ambitious” plan to release a Spanish-language album in 2017.

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“Writing songs in Spanish is one of the things I started exploring after working on this film. I look forward to working on more music in Spanish. It sounds ambitious, but I’m looking to release an album in Spanish later on this year. If nothing else, at least releasing a single or two in Spanish. Hopefully, you guys stay tuned to that. “

We here at Wazzup Latino can’t wait to hear!! How about ya’ll?