Jennifer Lopez joined Lin Manual Miranda’s new song benefiting hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. The song, called “Almost Like Praying”, cleverly borrows from “West Side Story”. You can listen to the song and watch the music video above. Download and stream it here because proceeds will benefit The Hispanic Federation‘s UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund to help meet hurricane-related needs and recovery in Puerto Rico. For more information or to make a donation, you can visit hispanicfederation.org/unidos. You can check out the lyrics, Jennifer’s lines, and the song analysis here.
“Almost Like Praying” will also be featured in a special benefiting hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, set to air commercial-free this Saturday, October 7th on Telemundo. The television special will see appearances from all of the participating artists appearing on the track, as well as an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the single’s creation.
As previously mentioned, Jennifer is also spearheading The Somos Una Voz Alliance, which has raised over $500,000 on GoFundMe. Donate now to show your support! The “Somos Live!” benefit concert, which will take place in Miami on October 14, was announced earlier today. Jennifer will host and perform from Los Angeles. She will also perform live at the TIDAL X Benefit in Brooklyn benefit on October 17.
Jennifer Lopez joined New York governor Andrew Cuomo in a press conference earlier today to announce she is donating $1 million from the proceeds of her Las Vegas show, All I Have, to aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
The press conference was live-streamed, so you can watch it below. Jennifer started in Spanish at 12:02 and then repeated her speech in English at 16:36:
Jennifer said that she still hasn’t heard any from family members in Puerto Rico. She and Alex Rodriguez are using all of their resources and relationships in their respective industries to garner support for the relief effort. With Marc Anthony, they are spearheading additional relief efforts and organizing the Latin community’s efforts.
To find out how you can help, visit NY.Gov.
Jennifer also participated in Telemundo’s “Todos Unidos” telecast:
Fans can donate by supporting the Somos Una Voz alliance created by Jennifer and Marc Anthony on GoFundMe.
Telemundo announced that Jennifer Lopez and other top Latin music stars will join “Todos Unidos” (All Together), the network’s television special hosted by international media icon, Don Francisco, airing this Sunday, September 24 from 7-11 pm / 6-10 CT, in support of the victims of the recent natural disasters in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida. The live broadcast to be produced from Miami, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Houston and Los Angeles and airing simultaneously across Telemundo, the cable network Universo and the Telemundo Internacional Cable Channel in Mexico, will feature performances by Chyno, Elvis Crespo, Luis Fonsi, Ricardo Montaner, Ednita Nazario, Justin Quiles, Roberto Tapia, Noel Torres and Yuri. To help collect funds for those affected donors can contribute to the Red Cross through www.elpoderenti.com/cruzroja and by calling 1-800-596-6567.
There are plenty of ways to tune in, because iHeartMedia will simulcast the event across all its Latin stations. Facebook, Twitter, MSN Latino and YouTube will participate as well in conjunction with Telemundo.com and its social and mobile platforms, to provide extended coverage and exclusive backstage content of this mega production.
Jennifer Lopez was nominated for a Latin American Music Award for her duet with Marc Anthony, Olvidame Y Pega La Vuelta! They are up for Cancion Favorita: Tropical (Favorite Tropical Song).
The Latin AMAs nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including, but not limited to, sales, airplay, streaming and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The event will broadcast live on Thursday, October 26 at 9PM on Telemundo. Starting today, fans in the U.S. and Puerto Rico will be able to vote here for their favorite artists, while fans worldwide can vote via Twitter by tweeting:
Jennifer Lopez y Marc Anthony Cancion Favorita – Tropical #LatinAMAs
You can vote 10 times a day, so vote often!
Ellen Degeneres stopped by The Axis Theater in Las Vegas to “help” Jennifer Lopez prepare for her show. Ellen was ready to understudy Jennifer, lol. Watch the skit above & below!