Joaquin Sabina’s first solo concert in five years in his native Spain sold 15,000 tickets in less than an hour, so emotions were high all around at showtime on Saturday (Dec. 13) at Madrid’s Barclaycard Center -- but no higher anywhere than on the stage itself, where one of Spain’s most acclaimed artists broke into tears several times during an intense performance of well-known songs to a home crowd.
Bian Oscar Rodriguez Gala, the Cuban rapper known as El B, has responded to an Associated Press report detailing how the United States the Agency for International Development used members of Havana’s hip-hop movement in a campaign in an effort to force social change in Cuba.
"But what a sick party, pa-pa-pa." By early summer, the chorus of "6 AM," the sultry reggaeton hit by Colombian artist J Balvin, 29, featuring Puerto Rican pal Farruko, 23, had become a mantra for revelers worldwide.
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.