The Uforia Music Festival had plenty of big names in the incredibly eclectic lineup, designed to bring together Latin music and hip-hop artists. The L.A. fest featured Dirty South sandwiched between Latin headliners La Arrolladora Banda El Limon and Ludacris.
Pandora is hitting home with Hispanics. According to ComScore, 25 percent of the Internet radio provider’s 76.4 million monthly unique visitors are Latino, outpacing Univision Digital, which had 10.5 million MUVs in June.
Regional Mexican singer El Dasa reaches the Billboard album charts for the first time as Alegre y Enamorado opens at No. 2 on Latin Albums and No. 1 on Regional Mexican Albums with 2,000 sold in the week ending Aug. 10, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Following the success of his first-ever all Spanish-language album "Corazon," Santana will release a live CD/DVD package titled "Corazon, Live From Mexico: Live It to Believe It" (RCA/Sony Latin Iberia) on Sept. 9 that includes a live CD and DVD plus a documentary film shot in different Mexican locales.
Singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi has joined the singing competition show Yo Soy El Artista (I'm the Artist) and will be seen as a judge and vocal adviser on the program during the show's premiere in September.
Following the death of Banda Los Recoditos' Luis Fernando Muñoz Castro on July 25, the group re-enters Regional Mexican Digital Songs at No. 1 with "Mi Ultimo Deseo." The track sold 3,000 downloads in the week ending Aug. 3, according to Nielsen SoundScan, earning a 685 percent increase.