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.
Pop star David Bisbal, Mexican singer/songwriter Mario Domm and regional Mexican group La Original Banda El Limon de Salvador Lizarraga will receive special honors during ASCAP’s 23rd annual Latin Music Awards. The dinner ceremony will take place March 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
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.
Following groundbreaking years that saw them set records in multiple arenas, Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias lead the list of finalists for the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm.
The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame officially set forth its third year of operations with the announcement of finalists for the 2015 La Musa Awards. The eventual winners will be inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in a ceremony taking place October 15 at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach.
Romeo Santos, who ended 2014 as Billboard’s Latin Artist of the year thanks to sustained sales, airplay and social presence, will participate in an exclusive Star Q&A at the 26th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference taking place April 27-29 at the Rits-Carlton Miami Beach.
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.
New York producer and engineer Joe Blaney will probably always be best known for his work on The Clash's Combat Rock. That is, unless you go to South America, where he's responsible for the sound of some of the most successful (and by now legendary) rock albums of the past three decades.
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.
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.
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.