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Ozuna performs live in concert at Madison Square Garden on September 22, 2018 in New York City.
Reggaeton superstar Ozuna is continuing to add to his filmography with a role in “Fast & Furious 9.” The ninth chapter of the franchise is set for release May 22, 2020, starring F&F forefather Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto along with new cast members and other returning favorites.
Ozuna recently signed with UTA and the agency brokered the “Fast & Furious” deal on the artist’s behalf.
UTA’s Global Head Of Music David Zedeck recently spoke with Pollstar in an extensive interview included in the Oct. 21 print issue (check back tomorrow to read it on Pollstar.com) and we asked him about the company’s work with artists outside of touring.
“We are especially proud of the work we are collectively doing on the non-touring aspects and can point to work across our speakers bureau, the TV/film team, our lit team, brand partnership, voice overs and music placement,” Zedeck said. “When we’re talking to an artist they tell you, ‘I’ve always wanted to do something in the movies, or wanted to work in another discipline,’ it’s incredibly gratifying to fulfill that dream. And each of these are areas of their career that build upon each other.”
Ozuna made his acting debut with the 2018 film “Qué León” and will appear in the sequel “Los Leones,” which is in pre-production.
As for his music career, his third album, Nibiru, is due out in late November. An announcement from UTA promises tour plans are in the works with the launch of an international tour next year.
He’ll take the stage next on Nov. 2 at iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.
Ozuna just picked up two trophies at the Latin American Music Awards, winning for Song of the Year and Favorite Song – Urban for his part in “Taki Taki.” The tune by DJ Snake also features Selena Gomez and Cardi B. He is also nominated for a Latin Grammy for “Best Urban Song” for his hit “Baila Baila Baila,” which he co-wrote with songwriter Vicente Saavedra.
Other recent accolades including being named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of 2019.” The recognition follows being named YouTube’s most-viewed artists worldwide in 2018 and nabbing the most No. 1 songs on Billboard’s Top Latin Singles chart last year.
Recent reports for Ozuna submitted to Pollstar’s BoxOffice include a June 28 show at Hallenstadion Zurich in Switzerland that sold 12,141 tickets and grossed $1,035,778 (1,040,032 francs).