1. Ricky Martin Debuts ‘Vida’ At Billboard Latin Music Awards (Video)

    April 25, 2014 3:58 AM EDT Ricky Martin kicked a huge goal at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The pop star took the stage for the world premiere of “Vida," a song that appears in the official soundtrack of the FIFA World Cup.  With the international soccer tournament due to kick off in less than 50 days, Martin…

  2. The Underdogs Talk EXO's 'Overdose,' Tease 'Game-Changing' K-Pop Records (Exclusive)

    April 25, 2014 12:45 AM EDT The U.S. producers says they're writing for Rihanna, Usher and a slew of Korean acts After producing a major hit for Girls' Generation with "Mr.Mr." — the year's most-watched K-pop video to date and a No. 3-peaking hit on the K-Pop Hot 100 — U.S. production team the…

  3. Marc Anthony's Salsa Revival Sweeps Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 24, 2014 11:25 PM EDT A remake of an Algerian song, set to a salsa beat, helped propel Marc Anthony to become the top winner at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards , which aired live on the Telemundo network on April 24. Anthony took home 10 awards, including Artist of the year and Hot Latin Song, Digital Song…

  4. Alternative Press Announces Inaugural AP Music Awards, Nominees

    April 24, 2014 8:00 PM EDT Punk mag Alternative Press has announced it will host the inaugural AP Music Awards on July 21 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame And Museum in Cleveland.  The night will include performances by Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Misfits, A Day To Remember, All Time Low,…

  5. Mr. Scruff Talks New 'Friendly Bacteria' Album and Staying Out of the Box

    April 24, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Seated against a cozy backdrop of more vinyl records than he can count, Mr. Scruff looks right at home surrounded by his sounds. The veteran Manchester disc jockey – born Andy Carthy – has earned the smile that sits well framed by his namesake beard. His freewheeling “Keep It Unreal” DJ…

  6. Enrique Iglesias Announces Tour With Pitbull, J Balvin at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 24, 2014 4:46 PM EDT “Senor DJ, ya muchas gracias,” shouted a jovial Enrique Iglesias at the Billboard Latin Music Conference’s Superstar Q&A. His remark drew a roar of approval from the hundreds attending the Spanglish Q&A session with Billboard’s Executive Director of Latin Content & Programming…

  7. Latin Conference: Afo Verde, Sony Latin CEO, on the 'Art of A&R'

    April 24, 2014 4:20 PM EDT In some ways music executive Afo Verde, who gave a presentation during the Billboard Latin Conference in Miami yesterday, is a rock star. He not only provided keen insights into the industry during his talk, but at one point a member of the audience gave him a demo -- which was followed by at…

  8. Marc Anthony Latin Conf. Q&A: On Salsa, Stage Fright & Motown (Video)

    April 24, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Marc Anthony was halfway through a Q&A session during Wednesday’s session of the 25th Billboard Latin Music Conference (April 23) when a fire alarm alerted hundreds of music executives, aspiring musicians, and photographers gathered inside a 19th floor ballroom of the JW Marquis Marriot…

  9. Neon Trees Singer Gets Support From Mormon Community After Coming Out As Gay

    April 24, 2014 2:00 PM EDT When Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees announced last month that he's gay, the bigger headline behind his revelation was that he is one of the few publicly out Mormons. The reaction he got wasn't what he was expecting. "I was surprised at how many Mormon church leaders wrote me…

  10. Drake Lint-Rolled His Pants Courtside at the Raptors-Nets Game

    April 24, 2014 1:55 PM EDT Drake, getting clean courtside on April 22 Social media went a little crazy this week after a clip (and then GIFs) of Drake (or “Champagne Papi” on Instagram ) lint rolling his pants courtside at the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets playoff game surfaced on the interwebs. In Drizzy’s defense…

  11. Latin Conference: Italian Veteran Laura Pausini Is 'Not a Diva'

    April 24, 2014 1:49 PM EDT By 2004, a decade after making her recording debut at the age of 18, Laura Pausini had sold over 25 million albums worldwide, an eye-opening accomplishment for anyone, much less an artist largely cut off from the lucrative English-language market. Latin Conference and Awards: Full Coverage…

  12. ZZ Ward Premiere: Watch 'Last Love Song' Music Video

    April 24, 2014 1:25 PM EDT Watch the official visual for Ward's latest single, to be used in a new promo for "Pretty Little Liars." "Last Love Song," a highlight from pop-rock singer-songwriter ZZ Ward's 2012 debut album "Til the Casket Drops," has been tapped to appear in the…

  13. Pop Shop Podcast: Ed Sheeran, Iggy Azalea, Justin Timberlake & More

    April 24, 2014 12:31 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop…

  14. Justin Bieber's Shrine Visit Angers Korea, Twice

    April 24, 2014 12:30 PM EDT While South Korea remains heavily focused on a devastating ferry disaster, that didn’t stop local media and fans from noticing Justin Bieber’s visit to a controversial Japanese shrine -- and his failure to mention Korea in his apology statement afterwards. While in Tokyo this week, Bieber…

  15. Say Anything 'Six Six Six' Song Premiere: Max Bemis Talks Ambitious New 'Hebrews' Album

    April 24, 2014 11:59 AM EDT "It's a grandiose-sounding record about the small things that kind of eat away at you," says the frontman. Some admitted "freaking out" over fatherhood inspired Max Bemis to make Say Anything's most ambitious album yet -- and a project unlike any other he'…

  16. John Rich Stalker Told to Stop ‘Playing Games’ Or Face Jail

    April 23, 2014 11:09 PM EDT A Nashville judge issued a stern warning on Wednesday to a man accused of stalking country music singer John Rich. The Tennessean reports the judge told Mark "Chris" Sevier to stop "playing games" with the court or go to jail. Sevier faces two counts of aggravated stalking…

  17. Bachata Superstar Prince Royce Partners with Pepsi

    April 23, 2014 9:41 PM EDT Crooner Prince Royce celebrated his partnership with Pepsi in Miami this week where the entertainer jumped up several times chanting "Pepsi, Pepsi" during an intimate gathering as the 16-time 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalist talked about his new venture and evolving brand.…

  18. Inside the Split-Screen Love Story of A Great Big World's 'Already Home' (Video)

    April 23, 2014 8:42 PM EDT After adding Christina Aguilera to their breakout ballad "Say Something," A Great Big World is taking fans along the ride for the ups and downs of long-distance relationships "Already Home." And the video is just as star-studded. The music video follows the sometimes…

  19. Latin Conference World Cup Q&A: Carlos Vives, David Correy, RCA's Tom Corson & More (Video)

    April 23, 2014 8:20 PM EDT At the Billboard Latin Music Conference on Tuesday (April 22), the important intersection of soccer and Latin music was the subject that hitmaker Carlos Vives, "X Factor" finalist David Correy, RCA president Tom Corson, EA Music Group president Steve Schnur, Coca-Cola director of…

  20. Latin Conference: Gloria Trevi, Kat Dahlia, Leslie Grace and La Marisoul at Divas Panel

    April 23, 2014 8:04 PM EDT The divas have spoken! The annual panel of Latina superstars sharing their experiences and advice at the 25th Annual Latin Billboard Conference and Awards starred veteran Gloria Trevi and a newer generation of muchachas musicales – Kat Dahlia, Leslie Grace and La Marisoul, lead singer of…

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