1. Gloria Estefan Had Bloody Good Time Making 'Hotel Nacional' Video

    February 09, 2012 10:00 PM EST Latin Icon Talks Style, New Video & Being a 'Gleek' at Heart Truth Red Dress Show Gloria Estefan drew blood while making her new, stylish video for "Hotel Nacional." And she liked it. The latin music icon told Billboard.com on Wednesday (Feb. 8) that the clip, which…

  2. Rev. Jesse Jackson Hints At Protest Over Grammy Category Cuts

    January 28, 2012 10:45 AM EST The Rev. Jesse Jackson is entering the fray over The Recording Academy's cuts to its Grammy categories: He's asking to meet with the president of the organization and has raised the possibility of protests with the awards less than two weeks away. The civil rights activist sent a…

  3. Pegi Young Talks Bridge School Benefit at 25, Neil's Memoir

    October 20, 2011 1:50 PM EDT Between organizing the 25th annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts , readying 25th anniversary CD and DVD sets and making an album of her own, Pegi Young can rival her husband, Neil, these days for a perpetually busy schedule. Young is gearing up for the concerts, which take place Oct. 22-23…

  4. Shakira Is Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    September 27, 2011 12:11 AM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira will be honored as the 2011 Latin Recording Academy person of the year, the Latin Grammy organization has announced. The tribute gala for the songstress will be held Nov. 9, one day before the 12th annual awards show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in…

  5. Raphael Saadiq Talks 'Stone Rollin'' Influences, Being 'Raw'

    May 30, 2011 2:54 PM EDT R aphael Saadiq has discovered that being busy as an artist doesn't leave him much time to pursue his hitmaking career as a producer. "I haven't had any time to work on anybody," Saadiq -- whose credits behind the board include Joss Stone, D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige,…

  6. Billboard Bits: Carlos Santana Slams New Immigration Law, Britney Spears Covers Harper's Bazaar

    May 16, 2011 7:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Carlos Santana Slams Georgia for New Immigration Law Carlos Santana on Sunday used baseball's annual Civil Rights Game as a platform to admonish Georgia and Arizona for their new immigration laws. Santana…

  7. Prince to Play 21-Night Residency in Los Angeles

    April 08, 2011 3:59 PM EDT P rince will continue his residency-style "Welcome 2 America" tour with a whopping 21-date stand in Los Angeles, beginning on April 14 at the Forum. The artist made the announcement via a phone call on George Lopez's show last night (watch the video below). Video: Prince on …

  8. Creed's Scott Stapp Preps Solo Album, Autobiography

    March 09, 2011 2:56 PM EST A second solo album, an autobiography and a new Creed album are all on tap for Scott Stapp between now and the end of 2012. The Creed frontman has been anything but idle since the group came off the road to support its 2009 release, "Full Circle." Stapp tells Billboard.com that he…

  9. Hot Tours: Brad Paisley, Carlos Santana, Blue Man Group

    February 03, 2011 3:03 PM EST CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley tops the Hot Tours chart with the first totals reported from his H2O Frozen Over Tour that kicked off on Jan. 20 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. From the tour's first seven venues, three in the U.S. and four in Canada, revenue exceeded $4…

  10. Billboard Bits: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Making Movie, Katy Perry Appearing on 'HIMYM'

    January 06, 2011 6:45 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Wiz Khalifa Making Movie with Snoop Dogg Hip-hop veteran Snoop Dogg revealed in a recent radio interview that he and up-and-coming rapper Wiz Khalifa are working on a movie together. "High School" will be…

  11. Win a Carlos Santana Signed Guitar!

    December 16, 2010 10:30 AM EST For more than 40 years, Carlos Santana has reigned as one of the most accomplished and distinguished guitarists in rock. Now, you have a chance to own a six-string christened by the guitar god himself. In celebration of his new single "¡Claro Que Se Puede!" ("Yes We Can!")…

  12. Placido Domingo Honored As Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    November 11, 2010 11:45 AM EST Rock and pop crooners from throughout Latin America praised opera icon Plácido Domingo as an inspiration to all Hispanics during a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas honoring the Spanish tenor's career. Domingo, known to popular music audiences for his "Three Tenors"…

  13. Leftovers From Last Week: 'Glee,' Santana, Akon

    October 05, 2010 1:05 PM EDT With last week's charts bursting with numerous notable achievements , headlined by Zac Brown Band , Nelly and Kenny Chesney , here is a recap of a few additional praiseworthy feats before all charts are refreshed with new data Thursday (Oct. 7) on Billboard.com. COUNTRY POP: Among last…

  14. Yoko Ono Reflects On 'Giving Energy' to Lennon's Fans

    October 04, 2010 4:20 AM EDT Time has been good to Yoko Ono . Once derided by fans as a divisive force in the Beatles universe, Ono is now the trusted guardian and quality control overseer of her late husband John Lennon 's legacy -- all while maintaining her own career as a vital musical and visual artist and peace…

  15. Will Kanye, Susan Boyle or Taylor Swift Rule the Holiday Season?

    September 27, 2010 9:34 AM EDT The fate of music retailers' holiday sales season may rest not with a country-crossover auteur or a hip-hop oversharer or even the King of Pop, but with a momsy 50-year-old Scot drawn to show tunes. Yes, Taylor Swift and Kanye West will release chart-topping new albums, and a posthumous…

  16. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber's Makeout Party, Steven Tyler Goes Solo

    September 21, 2010 6:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Caught Making Out in Backseat Justin Bieber was photographed making out with a girl in the backseat of a Honda while in Venice, Ca. earlier this month. The pop star was apparently kissing 16-year-old…

  17. POTW: Chris Brown, Drake, Ke$ha, George Michael, Britney

    August 27, 2010 4:01 PM EDT Drake and Chris Brown threw up gang signs, Ke$ha made a toast, George Michael got swarmed by the paps, Britney Spears looked angelic in white, Lauryn Hill rocked "Rock The Bells," Bret Michaels got his hosting duties on, Swizz Beatz , Estelle and Mary J. Blige celebrated art, Katy…

  18. Santana, De La Rocha Electrify L.A. At Huerta Benefit Gig

    August 16, 2010 6:07 PM EDT On the night of Friday the 13th, Carlos Santana electrified the audience at Los Angeles' Greek Theater with his signature guitar solos. But the show was no ordinary Santana gig: the thousands in attendance were even on their feet and singing long before the famed rock guitarist ever took…

  19. POTW: M.I.A., Amy Winehouse, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias

    July 16, 2010 3:23 PM EDT M.I.A. toted her son, Amy Winehouse showed off her goods, Shakira 's hips didn't lie, Enrique Iglesias planted one on a fan, Ciara got pretty in pink, Sting looked like a deer in headlights, The Roots jammed, Aventura got smiley on the red carpet, Carlos Santana proposed to his…

  20. Marc Anthony, Los Temerarios To Be Honored At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 14, 2010 8:46 AM EDT Superstar Marc Anthony and iconic Mexican group Los Temerarios will be honored with the Billboard Spirit of Hope and Billboard Lifetime Achievement Awards, respectively, during the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, airing live from Puerto Rico on the Telemundo network…

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