J Balvin, 2014

J Balvin, Farruko, Nicky Jam and More to Speak at Billboard Latin Music Conference

J Balvin, whose new single “Ay Vamos” completed 10 weeks at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs, will join Farruko, Nicky Jam, Justin Quiles and Plan B at the “New Latin Urban Movement” panel taking place during the Billboard Latin Music conference. The session will be moderated by Alex Sensation, the well-known New York radio personality and DJ who’s been a trend setter for Latin dance and urban music in the U.S.
Exclusive: Maná U.S. Tour Kicks Off in June, Backed By Beer

Exclusive: Maná U.S. Tour Kicks Off in June, Backed By Beer

Maná will embark on a U.S. tour in June in support of the group’s upcoming album, with sponsorship from Mexican Montejo beer, representatives of the brand revealed exclusively to Billboard. The announcement coincides with the release today (Feb. 9) of the Mexican rock superstars’ first single and video from their upcoming album. “Mi Verdad” is the band’s first collaboration with Shakira.
J Balvin to Speak at 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference

J Balvin to Speak at 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference

J Balvin, the Colombian urban act who became the breakout Latin story of 2014, will headline a panel during the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference, taking place April 27-29 at the Ritz Carlton Miami Beach. Balvin will join other urban music acts who’ve had memorable impact in this year’s charts during the “New Latin Urban Movement” panel.
Registration Opens for Billboard Latin Music Conference 2015

Registration Opens for Billboard Latin Music Conference 2015

Under the slogan "The top artists, the top trends, the top name in music," the Billboard Latin Music Conference returns to South Beach for its 2015 edition. Celebrating 26 years as the leading Latin music conference in the world, the marquee event will be held April 27-30 at The Ritz-Carlton in Miami Beach.
Leopoldo Federico

Tango Great Leopoldo Federico Dies at 87

Leopoldo Federico, the master Argentine bandoneón player who joined Rubén Blades on his Grammy-nominated album Tangos, has died at age 87.
Juan Formell of Los Van Van

U.S.-Cuba Musical Relations: A Timeline of Milestones

A look at the ups and downs of U.S. and Cuba’s musical relationship over the past five decades traces politics’ influence on art while revealing artistic triumphs, personal tragedies and the diplomatic power of music.
Billboard Year in Music 2014: Enrique Iglesias 'Always Knew There Was Something Magical' About No. 1 Hit 'Bailando'

Billboard Year in Music 2014: Enrique Iglesias 'Always Knew There Was Something Magical' About No. 1 Hit 'Bailando'

When Enrique Iglesias, 39, premiered "Bailando" during the Billboard Latin Music Awards in April, the consensus was immediate: The song was a hit. By midsummer, the irresistible mix of flamenco, pop and reggaeton was a phenomenon; by October, it was the longest-running No. 1 in the history of Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, breaking Shakira's 25-week record.

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