This Week in Latin Notas: Shakira's 'Tips Don't Lie,' Prince Royce at the Dominican Day Parade & More
This week in Latin Notas, the weekly news summary compiled by the Billboard Latin editors, see Prince Royce as grand marshal of the Dominican Day Parade, how a restaurant collects tips using Shakira’s song “Hips Don’t Lie,” Anuel AA's post-prison album is certified by RIAA and more.
Shakira’s tips don’t lie!
While touring in the U.S., Colombian superstar Shakira made a quick stop at a coffee shop in Washington where she found something curious: a tip jar that said "Shakira’s tips don’t lie." The singer could not help sharing a picture of the jar and telling all her fans, “When you are in Washington DC and go for a coffee don’t forget to tip! Because Tips Don’t Lie!”
Prince Royce at the Dominican Day Parade
During the weekend, Prince Royce celebrated his Dominican heritage after being elected the grand marshal of the Dominican Day Parade in New York. Royce received a recognition from the mayor of the city, Bill de Blasio, and participated as part of the parade.
Thank you Mayor Bill de Blasio @NYCMayor and First Lady Chirlane McCray @NYCFirstLady for having me at Gracie Mansion. Honored and proud to be part of the New York Dominican community! #DRHeritageNYC #PrinceRoyceDayNYC // ¡Gracias Alcalde Bill de Blasio y Primera Dama Chirlane McCray por el gran honor! Me llena de orgullo ser parte de la comunidad dominicana de Nueva York.
Anuel AA’s Real Hasta La Muerte album certified by RIAA
Anuel AA’s Real Hasta La Muerte has been certified gold by the RIAA only three weeks after its release. "At the moment I have no words to say thank you for the support I have received from my fans,” said Anuel in a press statement. “I thank God more than anything for the blessing of so much good news in such a short time." Anuel calls the album "my return to music, and I am back to stay."
Karol G named Hispanic Heritage Awards’ Inspira honoree
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation announced that Karol G will perform and be recognized as a recipient of the Inspira Award during the 31st Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on September 12, 2018. The Awards will be broadcast nationally on PBS stations during Hispanic Heritage Month. The Inspira Award was created to honor Latino role models for youth on a national stage and provide inspiration. Past recipients have included Diego Luna, America Ferrera, Becky G, Prince Royce, among others.