Santana

Carlos Santana to Keynote the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference

The 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference is shaping up to be legendary with the addition of Carlos Santana to the list of confirmed speakers. The Mexican American icon (and multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy winner) will sit down with Billboard’s Leila Cobo on Wednesday, April 29 for an intimate conversation traversing his 40-plus years in music.
Natalia Jimenez

Natalia Jiménez Debuts at No. 2 on Top Latin Albums

Spanish pop singer Natalia Jiménez arrives at No. 2 on Top Latin Albums with her second solo studio album, 'Creo En Mi,' which opens with 4,000 copies sold. The entrance trumps her debut solo set, 'Natalia,' which arrived at No. 4 in 2011 with 3,000 units.
Nicky Jam

Exclusive: Nicky Jam Signs With Sony/ATV Following 'El Perdón' Success

Riding high on the wave of his current hit single with Enrique Iglesias "El Perdón", which is at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay and Hot Latin Songs chart, Nicky Jam has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Sony/ATV music publishing, Billboard has learned. At the same time, Nicky Jam (real name Nick Rivera Caminero) has also signed with SESAC Latina for worldwide representation for his public performance rights, on the heels of his signing as an artist with Sony Music Latin in February.
Pitbull

Pitbull to Launch His Own SiriusXM Channel

Armando Christian Perez’s quest for world domination continues via the launch of his own SiriusXM channel, dubbed Globalization (also the name of his most recent album).
Los Tigres del Norte

Norteño Kings Los Tigres del Norte on Being Honored for Gay Love Song 'Era Diferente': 'This Brings Us Great Pride'

The norteño band received the Special Recognition (Spanish Language) Award at the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards for “Era Diferente” (She was different), the first gay love song in the band’s 47-year repertoire. The story of a young girl who falls in love with her best friend, debunking the notion that ideal, legitimate love is only between a man and a woman, it’s also the first song of its kind within the genre.
Lila Downs

Lila Downs Talks New Album 'Balas y Chocolate' & Her Husband's Terminal Diagnosis

“I’ve seen hell; I’ve seen the news” sings Lila Downs at the start of the song “La Patria Madrina.” A video for the track out today flashes shots of deforestation, oil excavation, headlines of violence in Mexico, and images of war and consumerism that have become part of our daily media feed combine with skeleton masks and indigenous warriors.
Nicky Jam

Nicky Jam Notches First Latin Airplay No. 1

A week after Nicky Jam scored his first No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs with "El Perdon" (where it remains this week), he tops Latin Airplay with the track, featuring Enrique Iglesias.
natalia jimenez

Natalia Jimenez Talks 'Old-School' Approach to 'Creo en Mi' Album

In an era where artists are pressured to drop a hot single every three months in an effort to remain relevant, Natalia Jimenez is marching to the beat of her own drum, choosing to make music that's timeless rather than trendy. That's why she took almost four years to deliver a follow-up to her solo debut album. The result is Creo en Mí (I Believe in Myself), a collection of 11 songs that is as cohesive as it is uplifting.
Gloria Trevi

Gloria Trevi to Attend SXSW Debut of Previously Unauthorized Biopic

“With differences now settled with the producers and myself I can give my support to this Mexican production,” Trevi said thorugh her publicist. “Ultimately [it] has a positive message: One’s life can unravel, but you can start over and fill it with beautiful things and Glory!!”
Robert Plant perfoms on stage during the Festival Vive Latino 2015 day 1

Vive Latino 2015: Caifanes, Dave Matthews Band, Garbage, Molotov & More

Mexico’s Vive Latino music festival wrapped up three days of music March 15 with an eclectic lineup of more than 100 acts that ran the gamut of mainstream rock (Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Dave Matthews Band, Brandon Flowers), major Mexican and Latin rock bands (Caifanes, Molotov, Babasónicos), and even alt and electronica (Aterciopelados, Bomba Stereo, Nortec Collective).

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