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.
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.
"Violeta Parra was ahead of her time, a misunderstood libertarian, emancipated and free in the most acute sense of her work and with her words,” says the fierce and feminist hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux, who will perform at the April 25 show.
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.
Grupero star Javier Rosas is the latest victim of violence in Mexico. The 23-year-old singer was shot on March 22 in the parking lot of a shopping mall in his native Culiacán, in the northern state of Sinaloa.
“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.
Singer Rubén Blades is known as a legendary star of Latin music, a winner of multiple Grammy Awards, an acclaimed TV and film actor, a political figure in his native Panama, a committed social activist – and now, for at least one day, a New York City high school teacher.
The host of the show 'Cala' will speak on “Turning the Power of Listening into Profit” on Tuesday April 28 at the Ritz-Carlton Miami Beach, as part of the 26th edition of the annual essential Latin music business event.
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.
“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!!”
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).
The Billboard En Vivo tour launches in celebratioThe Billboard En Vivo tour, sponsored by Coors Light, Pepsi and Comcast, will begin on April 3 in New York City, and visits Chicago (April 7), L.A. (April 15), Houston (April 22) before wrapping up April 29 in Miami.n of the Latin Music Awards.