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.
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.
Latin acts tend to be very non-committal when it comes to making political statements or taking controversial stances. On Latin Grammy night, few acts actively commented on politics on the air. But some did, including Enrique Iglesias, Carlos Vives and Calle 13.
Immigration was the talk of the night at a Latin Grammy Awards with no big winners. Enrique Iglesias led with three wins, including Song of the Year. Carlos Vives, Calle 13 and Jorge Drexler each won two.
With a bevy of performances consisting of hit songs and new releases, the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards, broadcast live on Telemundo on April 24, provided quite a musical menu for viewers to enjoy.
Gloria Trevi, who is getting ready to release her new single “Habla Blah Blah,” sat down backstage at the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Conference to discuss her desire to record music in English and more.
Fresh off his Billboard Latin Music Awards opening performance with Wisin, Jamaican dancehall and reggae superstar Sean Paul joined us backstage to discuss everything from his latest album, “Full Frequency,” to his musical heroes.
In addition to performing with his longtime friend Laura Pausini, the legendary Italian tenor also received the Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award for a lengthy career with broad impact for Latin music and beyond.
Just before his backstage interview at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, Spanish singer David Bisbal received a loving smooch -- from a dog. "It was with a lot of passion, and of course, was very slowly, with tongue," he joked.
The members of Il Volo were "speechless" after winning Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year (for Duo or Group) at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. "We always dreamed this," Ignazio Boschetto said backstage.