2016: The Year in Charts
The Year in Charts 2016: Adele Rules as Top Artist (Again!), Justin Bieber Leads Hot 100
The Year in Latin Charts: Juan Gabriel & Nicky Jam Lead
The Year in Rock Charts: Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers & the 'Sound' of Disturbed
The Year in Country Charts: Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, FGL, Maren Morris & More
Carlos Santana 'Alive & Well,' Despite Viral Death Hoax
Carlos Santana is the latest victim of an Internet death hoax. Rumors of the rock icon's demise started swirling on Tuesday, claiming that he had died at the age of 68, but on Wednesday (Sept. 30), his rep Michael Jensen confirmed to USA Today that his client is indeed alive and well.
The rumors are "completely false," Jensen told the outlet, adding, "he is alive and well and enjoying his morning!" Which is great news, because we really need more Santana in our lives, especially during Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Mexican American icon is among the A-list artists recruited by mogul Emilio Estefan for the recent pan-Latin unity anthem "We're All Mexican." Billed less as a response to Donald Trump and more as a tribute to Latin culture and achievements, the track comes at a time when there is heightened bigotry and anti-Hispanic sentiment in the media.