Latin Notas: Victoria La Mala Gives Away 120 Prom Dresses, Maluma Preps For BBMAs and More

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This week in Latin Notas, the weekly news summary compiled by the Billboard Latin editors, Victoria La Mala gives away prom dresses and Shakira gushes over her Billboard Latin Music Award, Maluma rehearses for the Billboard Music Awards and more.

Victoria La Mala gives away 120 prom dresses

Victoria La Mala helped more around 120 high school students by providing them with dresses to wear to prom. The event, which was held on Saturday, April 27 at the Los Angeles Unified School District’s West Adams Preparatory High School, marked the 5th anniversary of the Team Mala Prom Giveaway. “I have no words to describe how happy I feel to have seen them all leave with a prom dress and accessories they loved,” said La Mala in a press statement. What began with a giveaway of eight dresses in 2014 has ballooned to more than 120 winners this year. Winners were chosen through an application process that included writing about their plans after graduating high school and why they should be considered to receive a free prom dress. The young women were also treated to makeup, courtesy of MAC Cosmetics, and hair tutorials. Each winner received a special swag bag.

 
 
 
 
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What an amazing day !!!! I can’t believe this was our 5️⃣th year , the #TeamMalaPromGiveaway was incredible ----✨-- We dressed over 120 girls this year & to think we started with dressing just 8 girls the first year-- I have no words to describe how happy I feel to have seen them all leave with a #PromDress & accessories they loved -- Thank you so much to everyone that donated , volunteered & helped me put this event together , I truly couldn’t have done it without you ----✨ Hope every year we can continue growing and that soon we can bring the #TeamMalaPromGiveaway to other cities -- Can’t wait to see them #Prom pics -- #TeamMala babyyyyy P.S more pics coming soon .... . . . . . . #blessed #prom #promdress #promseason #promseason2019 #westadamshighschool #manualartshighschool

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Maluma gets ready to perform “Medellin” alongside Madonna

A historical moment for Maluma’s career is about to happen and he is ready for the challenge. This week, the Colombian singer has taken over social media to share his best memories while being in Vegas for the performance at 2019 Billboard Music Awards (airing Wednesday, May 1).

 
 
 
 
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Ensayos Dia 1! #Medellin @bbmas

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I CAN’T WAIT ...ESTO VA A ESTAR BRUTAL!!! @madonna @bbmas #bbmas #MEDELLIN ------

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Shakira thanks everyone for her Billboard Latin award

Even though Shakira wasn't able to be there in person at the Billboard Latin music awards ceremony, she didn’t forget about her fans in the U.S. and posted a video clip on her social media thanking everyone for the award. Shakira won in the top Latin albums artist, female category.

Los Auténticos Decadentes preps a tour

Los Auténticos Decadentes will return to the United States for three special dates. On Friday, June 21, the Argentinian band will perform at the Palacio in Woodbridge, Virginia; as well as on June 22 at Stage 48 in New York, and at Union Park in Chicago as part of the RuidoFest on June 23.