Tito 'El Bambino' Tops Tropical Airplay Chart

Tito 'El Bambino' Tops Tropical Airplay Chart

Tito "El Bambino" El Patron earns his ninth No. 1 on Billboard's Tropical Songs radio airplay chart, as "A Que No Te Atreves," featuring Chencho, hops 5-1. The song takes Greatest Gainer honors, climbing by 40 percent at the format, according to Nielsen BDS.
Rene Perez of Puerto Rico's band Calle 13

Calle 13 Lead Latin Grammy Nominations

Perennial Latin Grammy favorites Calle 13 once again topped the list of nominees for the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards, with Carlos Vives and Enrique Iglesias topping out the nominees.
Karlos Rosé, 2014.

Karlos Rose Triumphs With Third Tropical No. 1

At 18 years old, Karlos Rosé becomes the youngest artist to log three No. 1s on the Tropical Songs chart as "Niña de Mi Corazon" soars 12-1. (He beats Leslie Grace, who snagged two leaders before she was 19.)
J Alvarez, Conjunto Primavera & Noel Torres Among Latin Grammy Street Party Performers

J Alvarez, Conjunto Primavera & Noel Torres Among Latin Grammy Street Party Performers

Regional Mexican and urban acts will dominate the 2014 Latin Grammy street party concerts, which kick off Oct. 5 in Chicago's Plaza Garibaldi. Artists confirmed to perform during the series, which will be played in five cities, include Conjunto Primavera, J Alvarez, J Balvin, Los Rieleros del Norte, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Noel Torres and Voz de Mando.
Martina & La Peligrosa

Bogota Music Market: 5 to Watch

At the recent Bogota Music Market (BOmm), which took place Sept. 11 and 12 in Colombia's capital, some 16 acts performed for an audience of nearly 1,000 artists, managers, promoters and buyers from around the world. In the past two years -- since veteran music executive Fernan Martinez took over production – BOmm has evolved from being merely a Colombian music conference to an international market for artists eager to showcase their music beyond Colombia's borders.
Sergio Mendes and Will.i.am, 2006.

Sergio Mendes & will.i.am Make 'Magic' on New Album: A Joint Q&A

As a 17-year-old, will.i.am fell in love with the music of Sergio Mendes after a fellow crate-digger turned him on to Equinox, Mendes' 1967 album with the Brazil 66. That appreciation led to the Black Eyed Peas leader buying all of Mendes' albums, tapping the pianist to play on the Peas' "Sexy" in 2003 and, in 2006, produce and perform on Mendes' Timeless.