Latin Conference & Awards
Jennifer Lopez Performs New Spanish-Language Single at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Perform 'Despacito' at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards
Ricardo Arjona Serenades the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards With Beautiful Performance
Watch J Balvin and Bad Bunny Perform at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards
Red Star Shines On 'Def Jamaica'
The third album in the Red Star Sounds series, released through the non-profit Heineken Music Initiative in a joint venture with Island Def Jam Music Group, is due in August. The album, to be titled "The third album in the Red Star Sounds series, released through the non-profit Heineken Music Initiative in a joint venture with Island Def Jam Music Group, is due in August. The album, to be titled "Red Star Sounds, Vol. 3: Def Jamaica," will feature reggae stars and hip-hop artists collaborating on tracks.
Some of the collaborations slated for the album include Method Man and Redman working on a track with Stephen and Damian Marley, Scarface and Nokio from Dru Hill recording with T.K.O., Capone & Norega teaming with Jamaican DJ Lexxus, and Cam'ron getting together with Buju Banton. More collaborations are expected; the final track list has yet to be set.
Proceeds from the album will benefit music education programs across the U.S., as did previous editions "Red Star Sounds Volume I: Soul Searchin'" and "Red Star Presents Vol. 2: B-Sides."
The former -- featuring cuts by the likes of Erykah Badu, Nelly Furtado, Macy Gray, India.Arie, Jill Scott, and Amel Larrieux featuring the Roots -- peaked in November 2001 at No. 29 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The latter boasted contributions from Foxy Brown, N.O.R.E., DMX, WC, and Ja Rule and debuted at No. 51 on the same chart a year later.