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Latin Music Sensation Nicky Jam Joins Lineup Of Superstar Musicians On 'Best.Cover.Ever.' Launching Exclusively On YouTube

July 19 2017 – International Latin music superstar Nicky Jam will join the superstar guest lineup on Best.Cover.Ever., a cutting-edge talent competition series hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist Ludacris that will premiere exclusively on YouTube this fall. The series is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America.


Nicky -- who has over 7 billion views and 9.5 million subscribers on YouTube -- will join previously announced superstar artists Keith Urban, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Backstreet Boys, Jason Derulo, Flo Rida and Charlie Puth.

Best.Cover.Ever. gives emerging musicians from around the world a chance for international fame. Throughout the series, a new superstar artist will challenge competing musicians to perform a cover of one of their original songs. The musicians can perform the song in their own unique style as they battle for the ultimate prize: the opportunity to perform a duet with the superstar artist that will premiere on YouTube!

With the submission phase currently open, fans are encouraged to upload a video to YouTube performing their creative cover of Nicky’s biggest hits: El Amante (video in Spanish here, video in English here). Fans can upload their video, follow submissions, and watch the series by subscribing to the Best.Cover.Ever. channel on YouTube, and can learn more by going to TheBestCoverEver.com.

The superstar artist will then pick the one lucky cover artist for a chance to perform a whole new song together. Viewers will witness every part of the planning, behind-the-scenes process as they mount this uniquely special music performance.

Visit thebestcoverever.com to learn how to submit. Follow and subscribe to Best.Cover.Ever. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all future updates.

The series is executive produced by Ryan Seacrest and hosted by GRAMMY Award-winner Ludacris, who will also serve as an executive producer. Best.Cover.Ever. is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America. In addition to Seacrest and Ludacris, Rob Smith (ESNA), Georgie Hurford-Jones (ESNA), Marilyn Wilson and Teri Kennedy (RSP), will also serve as executive producers.


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About Chris “Ludacris” Bridges

As a recording artist, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has sold more than 15 million albums domestically, thanks to the blockbuster success of such singles as “Stand Up,” “Get Back,” “Southern Hospitality,” “Number One Spot,” “Money Maker” and “My Chick Bad.”  Most recently, Ludacris dropped his 8th studio album, Ludaversal. Ludacris also starred in the highly anticipated The Fate of the Furious, which broke records at the box office, becoming the highest grossing film opening worldwide. Bridge’s philanthropic efforts rival his entertainment accomplishments; he started The Ludacris Foundation in 2001 which focuses on helping the youth in his hometown of Atlanta.

About Nicky Jam
Nick Rivera Caminero, known as Nicky Jam, is recognized around the world as a pioneer of Latin Urban music. As a young adult, Nicky Jam quickly rose to the top of his genre with radio hits including “Yo No Soy Tu Marido”, “Me Voy Pa’l Party”, “Fiel A Tu Piel” and “La Combi Completa” among others. “Travesuras,” was Nicky’s international comeback hit after a 10-year absence from the charts as it peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs.

In February 2015, Nicky Jam teamed up with Enrique Iglesias to release “El Perdón”, his most internationally acclaimed single to date. Tallying over 1 million YouTube views on the day of its release, “El Perdón” was #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin songs charts for 30 weeks (second longest-running single in the chart’s history). In January 2016, Nicky released “Hasta el Amanecer”, which also became the biggest Latin song of the year. The single was #1 on Billboard’s “Hot Latin Songs” for 18 weeks, which was the longest run of 2016. The official music video reached 100 million views in the first month, averaging over 3 million views per day.
A remix featuring Daddy Yankee and an English version (“With You Tonight”) helped the song to spend 19 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 (peaking at No. 73).

2017 promises to be Nicky’s biggest year yet with the release of his next single, “El Amante” and his first album in 10 years, titled “Fenix”. Nicky will also made his big screen debut on Vin Diesel’s film “XXX: Return of Xander Cage”, which hit theatres on January 20th, 2017.

ABOUT YOUTUBE
Launched in May 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch, and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube is a Google company.

ABOUT RYAN SEACREST PRODUCTIONS
Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) is an Emmy-winning entertainment production company creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP produces the E! hit cable series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and its spin-offs, as well as “E! Live from the Red Carpet” award shows, Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset” and CMT’s “I Love Kellie Pickler.” Additionally, RSP produces “Shades of Blue,” a NBC drama series starring Jennifer Lopez and “Insatiable” for Netflix. The company produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution."

ABOUT ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Its Endemol Shine Studios division develops and produces original scripted television programming in the U.S. for global exploitation and Endemol Shine Latino oversees all Spanish-language format sales and development in both the U.S. and Mexico, as well as all of Latin America. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.

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MEDIA CONTACTS

For YouTube:
Lauren Verrusio
[email protected]
914-419-5881

For Ryan Seacrest Productions:
Kelly Mullens Brown
[email protected]
323-634-6910

For Endemol Shine:
Joe Schlosser
[email protected]
747-529-8015

Julie Holland
[email protected]
747-529-8097

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