Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (NASDAQ:SBSA), the favorite station of millennial Latinos in Los Angeles, MEGA 96.3FM announced the Calibash 2016 full line-up headlined by Snoop Dogg and featuring performances by J Balvin, Prince Royce, Nicky Jam, Plan B, Yandel, Farruko, Becky G, J Alvarez, Lil Jon, J Quiles, Zion & Lennox, Alex Sensation and Henry Santos. Calibash 2016, hosted by KXOL Mega 96.3FM, La Musica and produced by AEG Live and Latin Events will take place on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Tickets available for purchase at www.axs.com.
With more than 135,000 tickets sold since its inception, Calibash has become the leading Latin urban music concert in Los Angeles and will feature in its 2016 edition a performance by world renowned music icon Snoop Dogg. Hailing from Los Angeles, just like Calibash, Snoop Dogg conquered the music world and transformed rap and hip-hop music with his signature sounds and stage presence.
Nicknamed Snoop by his mother because of his appearance, Calvin Broadus (born October 20, 1972) was raised in Long Beach, California. Snoop began recording homemade tapes with his friend Warren G, who happened to be the stepbrother of N.W.A.’s Dr. Dre. Warren G gave a tape to Dre, who was considerably impressed with Snoop’s style and began collaborating with the rapper. When Dre decided to make his tentative first stab at a solo career in 1992 with the theme song for the film Deep Cover, he had Snoop rap with him. “Deep Cover” started a buzz about Snoop that escalated into full-fledged mania when Dre released his own debut album, The Chronic, on Death Row Records late in 1992. Snoop rapped on The Chronic as much as Dre, and his drawled vocals were as important to the record’s success as its P-Funk bassgrooves. Dre’s singles “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” and “Dre Day,” which prominently featured Snoop, became Top Ten pop crossover hits in the spring of 1993, setting the stage for Snoop’s much-anticipated debut album, Doggystyle. In 2016, the intentionally leaked “My Peoples” freestyle appeared. The track paid tribute to many involved in Cali’s Latin rap community, so it was no big surprise when “Vato” with Cypress Hill’s B Real became his next album’s leadoff single. The hard and very G-funk Tha Blue Carpet Treatment triumphantly capped off a year of heavy West Coast activity. In late 2007, he recruited two hip-hop veterans — new jack swing legend Teddy Riley and West Coast hero DJ Quik — and formed the production team QDT Muzic. The team oversaw Snoop’s 2008 album, Ego Trippin’, which included the single “Sensual Seduction.” In 2009, he issued Malice N Wonderland, the maiden release of a new alliance with the reactivated Priority label, which also signed him on as its creative chairman. He promoted the album a couple months prior to its street date when he hosted the live wrestling television broadcast WWE Raw. A year later the CD/DVD set More Malice rounded up some odds and ends from the album and packaged them with a DVD featuring the Malice N Wonderland short film. In 2011, he released Doggumentary, an album he considered the sequel to his classic debut. The album featured production from the likes of Swizz Beats, DJ Khalil, and Scott Storch, while guest artists included Kanye West, John Legend, Wiz Khalifa, and Willie Nelson. Also arriving that same year was a feature film with Khalifa, Mac and Devin Go to High School, along with its accompanying soundtrack. After a 2012 trip to Jamaica, Snoop Dogg returned as Snoop Lion, and with the help of producer Diplo, he released his first all-reggae album, Reincarnated, on RCA in 2013. Another name change came later in the year when he became Snoopzilla and joined modern funkster Dâm-Funk for the project/album 7 Days of Funk. A return to Snoop Dogg came in 2015 when he partnered with Pharrell Williams for the hip-hop effort Bush. The album was introduced by the single “Peaches N Cream” and featured guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, and Charlie Wilson (Source Billboard.com).
Colombian singer J Balvin is one of the hottest Reggaeton artists today. Multi-award winning Prince Royce is one of the leading Bachata singers that is enjoying crossover success with his latest English language production. Nicky Jam is one of the most beloved Reggaeton artists with an impressive stage presence, he conquered the world with “El Perdon;” topping the charts all over Latin America. Reggaeton’s leading duo Plan B that has taken the genre to the most important venues in Latin America with sold-out concerts. Puertorican Reggaeton musician, songwriter and record producer Yandel continued strong success after emerging from the iconic duo Wisin y Yandel. Farruko continues to redefine the genre with his lyrics, productions and collaborations. Becky G is LA’s own hottest new artists that is taking the music world by a storm. J Alvarez is one of the iconic names of Reggaeton with dozens of musical hits. American hip hop recording artist, record producer, entrepreneur, DJ and actor Lil Jon jon will perform at Calibash for the first time. J Quiles is one of Reggaeton’s hottest newcomers. Zion & Lennox are one of the genre’s most successful duos. Alex Sensation is the most influential radio DJ turned performer in the US today.
Tickets for Calibash 2016 are available at www.axs.com. Join the conversation on social media using #Calibash2016. Follow Calibash 2016 online and on social media for up to the minute announcements about this year’s concert, artist line-up and other exclusive news and fan opportunities:
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About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment Company in the United States. SBS owns and operates 20 radio stations in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Spanish Oldies and Urbano format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Networks, a national radio platform that creates, distributes and markets leading Spanish-language radio programming to over 100 affiliated stations reaching 88% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. The Company also owns and operates MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events and owns 21 bilingual websites, including Lamusica.com, an online destination and mobile app providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. For more information, visit us online at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
About AEG LiveAEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, American Idols, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com
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