Most artists might see a bump in social media follower counts slightly after a new album, but Shakira is instead seeing one before. The Latin music star is now the most-liked musician on Facebook, the singer announced on her page today (March 21).
The thread that connects the past and present of Latin music was in full display March 18 at the annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards, with legendary musicians Fania All-Stars sharing the stage with today’s stars in what became one of those once-in-a-lifetime musical moments.
Carlos Vives blasts onto the Latin Airplay chart at No. 1 with "El Mar de Sus Ojos" (featuring ChoQuibTown). The debut marks the eighth chart-topper for the Colombian singer, and his second to start at No. 1, following "Volvi A Nacer," which opened at the top in October 2012.
The awards show, Latin music’s longest-running and most prestigious night of honors and entertainment, will be produced and broadcast live by Telemundo Thursday, April 24 at 7pm/6c from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami.
Award acceptance speeches are usually the kind of thing one tolerates politely. But Carlos Vives took things to a whole new level during the BMI Latin Music Awards March 11 when he got up to perform after accepting the BMI President’s award.
Espinoza Paz and Roberto Tapia, two regional Mexican stars who have also emerged as critically acclaimed and commercially successful composers, were the top winners at BMI’s 21st annual Latin Music Awards, taking home BMI Latin songwriter of the year and BMI Latin song of the year awards, respectively.
Urban chart-topper Yandel, fresh from debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart last year, and regional Mexican star Noel Torres will headline the fifth annual Billboard En Concierto concert series, presented by State Farm in association with Pepsi.