Jenni Rivera’s New Song ‘Quisieran Tener Mi Lugar’ Is a Gift to Fans on Her Birthday

In celebration of her 51st birthday, Jenni Rivera’s new posthumous single “Quisieran Tener Mi Lugar” is released today (July 1) along with a music video that pays homage to La Diva de la Banda.

Penned by Luis Antonio López “El Mimoso” and Rivera, the Mexican-American singer-songwriter reflects on her hard work to get to the top with lyrics like, “It hurts them to see that I’m the diva, but I say what I feel … to earn respect, I’ve worked hard, I won’t stop.”

An unstoppable force, even eight years after her death, “Quisieran Tener Mi Lugar” follows Rivera’s two previous posthumous singles “Aparentemente Bien” and “Engañémoslo” released by the Rivera family. 

The video is a compilation of Rivera’s accolades like her Billboard awards and Premios Lo Nuestro, and footage from sold-out shows at the Staples Center and Arena Monterrey.

Below, watch Rivera’s “Quisieran Tener Mi Lugar” premiere exclusively on Billboard:

The Black Eyed Peas Debut at No. 3 on Top Latin Albums Chart

The Black Eyed Peas secure their first top five on any Billboard Latin albums chart as the trio’s new star-studded Translation debuts at No. 3 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated July 4) and at No. 52 on the all-genre Billboard 200. The 15-song set includes eight Spanglish tracks featuring superstars from the world of Latin music including J Balvin, Maluma and Shakira.

Translation, the Black Eyed Peas’ eighth studio album and first since 2018’s Masters of the Sun Vol. 1, bows with 15,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending June 25, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that sum, 4,000 were in albums sales while the bulk of the remainder stemmed from streaming activity.

Translation was released on June 19 via BEP/Epic Records and is the group’s first album for Epic after a career with Interscope Records.

“I was able to produce Translation and write in Spanish and sing in Spanish because of my colorful upbringings in East LA,” will.i.am tells Billboard. “I wanted to make my childhood friends and their parents proud and let them know that I never will forget the colorful beautiful Mexican culture that I was raised in…out of all the Black Eyed Peas albums we’ve ever made, Translation truly represents how I was raised…”

The Top Latin Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Translation registered 10,000 SEA units, which equates to 14 million on-demand streams for the album’s songs in its opening week.

A Brew of Latin Collaborations: The 15-track set includes eight Spanglish tracks featuring eight Latin acts including J Balvin “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life),” Nicky Jam (“Vida Loca,” with Tyga), Ozuna (“Mamacita,” with J.Rey Soul), Shakira (“Girl Like Me”), Maluma (“Feel The Beat”), Becky G (“Duro Hard”), El Alfa (“No Mañana) and Piso 21 (“Todo Bueno”). The album was led by the No. 1 Hot Latin Songs hit “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life),” in its 23rd week at No. 1 on the current list and “Mamacita” which moves 3-2.

Top 2 spots on Hot Latin Songs: As mentioned, Translation was preceded by two titles on the Hot Latin Songs chart, which blends airplay, streaming activity and digital sales: “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)” and “Mamacita.” It’s the second instance two songs by the same act rack up the top two slots on the chart. Bad Bunny took possession of both rankings when his entire YHLAMDLG album debuted on the chart-dated March 14 with “Si Veo a Tu Mamá” and “La Dificil” bowing at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.

ESPN to Air Eagles’ ‘Live From The Forum MMXVIII’ Concert for Fourth of July Weekend

Calling all Eagles fans! ESPN has special plans for you this Fourth of July weekend.

The sports broadcast network will air the Los Angeles-based rock band’s 2018 sold-out tour stops at The Forum on September 12, 14 and 15. Joined by special guest artists Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, the Eagles performed 26 songs each of those nights that have now been compiled into a “Live From The Forum MMXVIII” live album and concert film premiering on ESPN this Sunday, July 5 at 8 p.m. ET.

“Sports and music have long been at the top of the list for being able to bring people of all types together. The Eagles have been doing just that for almost half a century,” said Chris Berman, longtime ESPN’s SportsCenter anchor and Eagles fan, in a press statement. “We at ESPN are thrilled beyond belief to share this premiere with everyone! What a wonderful way to cap off the holiday weekend!”

Directed by Nick Wickham on 14 4K cameras, the “Live From The Forum MMXVIII” will be available on Oct. 16 through Rhino in various audio and video formats, such as Blu-ray, CD, vinyl and streaming. The seminal set captures the band’s iconic hits (“Hotel California,” “Take It Easy,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Desperado”) and the individual members’ solo smashes (Don Henley’s “Boys Of Summer” and Joe Walsh’s “Rocky Mountain Way”).

“Music and sports fans have been shut out from live events for more than three months. The premiere of ‘Live From The Forum MMXVIII,’ this July 4th weekend on ESPN, is the Eagles’ gift to their fans,” said Eagles’ longtime manager Irving Azoff in the statement. “We are honored to be part of ESPN’s Sunday night programming, the home of such acclaimed shows as ’30 for 30′ and ‘The Last Dance.'”

All formats of the live album and concert film is currently available for pre-order on the Eagles’ official website and Rhino.com before it airs on ESPN this Sunday evening for what Burke Magnus, ESPN executive vice president, programming acquisitions and scheduling, described as a “momentous event from one of the cathedrals of sports — The Forum” in the release.

Which Artist’s Videos Should Beavis & Butt-Head Review in the New Season? Vote!

Comedy Central announced on Wednesday (July 1) that it’s reviving the beloved Beavis and Butt-Head series for two seasons plus additional spinoffs and specials.

Beavis and Butt-Head are set to enter a “whole new Gen Z world,” and that means keeping up to date with the music the kids are listening to these days for their famous video reviews.

The couch potatoes are sure to deem the iconic female pop stars of the 2000’s as “kick ass” while reviewing creative and cinematic music videos from Blackpink, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé or Ariana Grande. Or maybe the teenage duo will appreciate Latin music a little more thanks to the always entertaining J Balvin.

Beavis and Butt-Head could also take on vignettes from BTS, The Weeknd or Harry Styles, because their videos definitely don’t suck nads.

We at Billboard want to know, which artist’s videos should Beavis and Butt-Head review in the new season? Vote below.

P!nk & Kelly Clarkson Give Katy Perry Her Flowers After ‘Daisies’ Makes Major Billboard Chart Moves

Katy Perry’s “Daisies” broke into the top 10 of Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs airplay chart this week (dated July 4), catapulting Perry into a league with other esteemed pop acts.

She became the fifth artist with at least 16 career top 10 hits on the chart, following Maroon 5 (25), Taylor Swift (22), P!nk (17) and Kelly Clarkson (16). To officially welcome her into the club, P!nk quoted the Billboard Charts Twitter account listing the aforementioned statistics yesterday (June 30), writing, “Congratulations Katy!!!!! Woot woot that’s a lot of ladies xoxo.”

Perry wrote back to P!nk (real name Alecia Moore), “The Moore the merrier” with heart and smiley face emojis as she used the singer’s last name as a play on words. Clarkson, who ties the “Daisies” singer with exactly 16 top 10 smashes, also gave the superstar her flowers via Twitter.

“Get it @katyperry you look BEAUTIFUL in this video #bytheway,” Clarkson wrote about her performance in the “Daisies” accompanying visual, which has garnered 19 million YouTube views since its May 14 premiere.

Check out the pop singers’ sweet social media exchanges below.

Billboard Japan & TikTok Rally J-Pop Artists for ‘MusicCrossAid’ Live Stream: See Photos

Billboard Japan and TikTok joined forces for the first time on Sunday (June 28) for the “MusicCrossAid” special live stream, featuring live performances and DJ sets by some of the most popular acts from the first half of this year and the ones expected to break through in the coming months.

The show was hosted on the short video platform’s “TikTok LIVE” feature before its official launch, streaming performances taking place at Billboard Live Tokyo and Billboard Live Yokohama. More than 285,000 viewers logged in to enjoy the live stream.

Alongside the performances by six J-pop acts, multi-creator Mai Ujita introduced a special video featuring the veteran a cappella group Gospellers celebrating 25 years in music and the boy band DISH//, whose latest version of “Neko” written by hitmaker Aimyon is taking off, mainly on social media. Also, Tones and I joined in from Australia with performances of her hits “Dance Monkey” and “Never Seen the Rain.”

In between sets, DJ RINA and DJ Sho-hey each presented 30-minute mini-DJ sets, with the latter hyping up the comment section by building his playlist around tracks by THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE — which he belongs to as one of its performers — and other hits by LDH’s popular groups.

The first act to hit the stage at Billboard Live Tokyo was Novelbright, whose street performance from last year created a buzz online after being shared on TikTok. The five-member band performed acoustic versions of five songs, mainly from their first full studio album, WONDERLAND, including “Kimi-iro Note,” “Yumehanabi” and their long-running streaming hit “Walking with you.”

Meanwhile, the first artist to perform live from Yokohama was Eito, the breakout artist whose poignant ballad “Kousui” (“Perfume”) became a major favorite on TikTok this year and went on to become his first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Japan Hot 100. Accompanied by an acoustic guitar, the young Yokohama native performed four songs including his first big hit, grinning shyly as he introduced himself and addressed viewers in between songs and appeared to revel in his first set at the new venue.

The rising singer milet followed with a selection of songs from her latest album, eyes, which stayed at No. 1 on Billboard Japan’s Hot Albums chart for two consecutive weeks. Familiar numbers such as “us” and “inside you” took on a different ambience when arranged for piano and acoustic guitar, highlighting milet’s distinctively robust vocals.

Back in Tokyo, up-and-coming band Ryokuoushoku Shakai opened their set with their profound ballad “Omoibito,” the Roppongi nightscape glimmering beyond the glass walls behind the stage. The band kicked things up a notch, performing two upbeat numbers showcasing frontwoman Haruko Nagaya’s clear, high-pitched vocals.

The members expressed their joy of being able to perform live throughout the set — saying, “I’m so happy” and “This is so fun” to each other in between songs — and ending their performance with “Ippo” off their latest digital album, SINGALONG, which they selected as the perfect match for Billboard Live Tokyo.

Singer-songwriter Dai Hirai (HIRAIDAI) didn’t disappoint as the only solo artist to perform in the live stream, delivering his signature soulful vocals surrounded by numerous candles onstage.

After opening with a couple of mid-tempo numbers, he continued with a simple, heartfelt ukulele version of “Inoribana 2020,” then closed his 30-minute non-stop set with his new song “Boku ga kimi ni dekiru koto” (“What I can do for you”), accompanying himself on acoustic guitar to sing about the importance of spending time with loved ones.

Popular singer-songwriter Leo Ieiri wrapped up the 4.5-hour live stream with a short-but-sweet selection of tracks from her latest EP, Answer, released in May. Wielding a red Mustang electric guitar, she kicked off her set with “Overflow,” then went on to perform the title track of her latest EP.

Before her emotional rendition of “Mikansei” (“Incomplete”), she mentioned how her songs are often used on TikTok’s popular “Oshi-mem Douga” (collage videos of a user’s favorite celebrity or band member) and explained that she wanted to lay bare the various aspects of love in the song. She ended her segment with a raw cover of Elephant Kashimashi’s classic rock number “Kanashimi no hate,” also included in her new EP.

Gunpowder & Sky and Audible Ink Deal to Create Series About St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson & More

Production company Gunpowder & Sky recently inked a multi-project development and production deal with Audible to expand the audio company’s “Words & Music” musical storytelling initiative. Influential artists including St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson and Alanis Morissette will tell the stories of their long-spanning careers in their own words and lyrics.

St. Vincent (real name Annie Clark) will kick off the collaboration launching later this summer with her inaugural title St. Vincent: Words & Music, which takes listeners through an intimate journey of her self-discovery as an artist tracked through her lyrics. Robinson’s collection recalls his legendary career over the last 70 years with raw storytelling and performing, while Morissette’s Audible Original project parses her self-discovery narrative through the insightful lens of artist, celebrity and human.

“Life is strange and full of uncertainty, right now. But music is a constant. Music transcends the chaos,” St. Vincent said in a press release. “It’s always been there for me when I’ve needed it — whether in times of fear, heartbreak, anger, joy. So I’m thrilled to be working with Audible to share my story and my music, especially at a time when music is such a crucial part of coping and getting through these unprecedented days.”

Rachel Ghiazza, Audible’s executive vice president and head of US content, said the company feels “extraordinarily grateful” to push the envelope on audio storytelling given the current times with the novel coronavirus and international protests against systemic racism. The original audio productions designed exclusively for Audible listeners are currently being recorded in at-home studios due to the pandemic.

“It’s always been my passion to create experiences that touch and move people,” the Motown legend said in the release. “I’m humbled to have the opportunity to share my story, the stories of my incomparable contemporaries like Marvin [Gaye] and Aretha [Franklin], plus my music with the millions of Audible listeners who are looking for authentic stories told in ways they’ve never experienced before.”

Gunpowder & Sky CEO Van Toffler described the Audible partnership “a dream come true.” “Music has the unique ability to tell stories that end up defining the highs and lows of our lives — and, well, pretty much convey our emotions much better than we mortals can without these wonderful melodies,” he said in the release.

Audible will release more details on the artists’ upcoming “Words & Music” projects in the next few months.