Diomedes Diaz, one of Colombia’s most popular vallenato stars and a man whose lifestyle was as discussed as his music, died suddenly of a heart attack in a clinic in the northern city of Valledupar on Dec. 22, just days after the release of his 30th album. He was 56 years old.
December 18, 2013 5:16 PM EST
As predictable as a Christmas tree in the corner of the living room, the holiday evergreen "Feliz Navidad" has ensured that Merry Christmas is one phrase that everyone can say in Spanish.
Colombian star Juanes releases today the first single off his upcoming sixth studio album, due in 2014. "La Luz" (The Light), an uptempo track with Colombian rhythms, was penned by Juanes and produced by Steve Lillywhite (The Killers, U2).
Calle 13 have released a video for their activist song "Multi_Viral," which features guitarist Tom Morello, vocals by Palestinian artist Kamilya Jubran, and a spoken word contribution from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
A year after her death, the memory of Jenni Rivera propels the artist to No. 1 on the year-end Top Latin Artists chart, a tally that takes into consideration airplay, downloads and streaming-but in Rivera's case, it was all about album sales.
Artists from Mexico’s Café Tacvba, pop star Juanes, alternative rocker Draco Rosa and Puerto Rican reggae band Cultura Profetica have paid tribute by covering Cerati’s songs. Shakira and U2 are among those who have dedicated songs onstage to the 54-year-old musician.
Lawyers representing Mexican pop icon Gloria Trevi have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the producers of the Mexican biopic Gloria for use of an "unauthorized" script about the singer-songwriter's life.
Arcade Fire, Zoé, Nine Inch Nails, Los Bunkers, Los Tigres del Norte, Calle 13, La Maldita Vecindad and Placebo are among bands who will play the 15th edition of the massive Vive Latino Festival, set for Mexico City in March.
During an interview with Billboard, Jenni Rivera's sister Rosie opened up about the aftermath of her sister's death, coming to grips with the loss and having to learn the music business at a quick pace.