1. Carlos Santana Celebrates 'Supernatural' Reissue, Talks Covers Album

    February 25, 2010 1:37 PM EST Rock guitar legend Carlos Santana is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough "Supernatural" album -- which won nine Grammy Awards and has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide -- with a "Supernatural: Legacy Edition" that includes a second disc of rare…

  2. 50 Latin Stars Gather To Record 'Somos El Mundo'

    February 22, 2010 7:40 AM EST The atmosphere at Miami's Bongo's restaurant, perched on top of the American Airlines Arena, was almost festive as an endless stream of Latin acts began to file inside. They were there to record "Somos el Mundo," the Spanish-language version of " We Are the World ,…

  3. Billboard Bits: Le Tigre, Santana, Bonnaroo, Keith Richards and More

    February 02, 2010 6:34 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. The rumors are true: Le Tigre , the electroclash band fronted by former Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna, has written and produced several songs with Christina Aguilera for the pop princess'…

  4. Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Travis Barker To Perform At Grammys

    January 28, 2010 1:53 PM EST D rake , Lil Wayne , Eminem and Travis Barker are the latest acts added to the Grammy roster. According to an early Thursday tweet posted on the official Grammy Awards Twitter page , the three rappers and drummer will team up for a "special performance" at Sunday night's…

  5. Orianthi Steps Out Of Michael Jackson's Shadow

    October 30, 2009 2:15 PM EDT Orianthi Panagaris thought she had the perfect plan. The 24-year-old guitar virtuoso, who hails from Adelaide, Australia, was all set to shred as part of Michael Jackson 's band during his set of comeback shows in London. She was also working on a solo debut, but thought it would be…

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Pearl Jam, Frank Sinatra

    October 01, 2009 2:43 PM EDT STILL HAVIN' A BALL: Days after the 2009 Major League Baseball season began, the Black Eyed Peas settled into the leadoff spot on the Billboard Hot 100, on the charted dated April 18. This week, as the campaign reaches its 162-game conclusion and October postseason glory beckons, the…

  7. Nirvana Members Dismayed By 'Guitar Hero 5'

    September 11, 2009 10:00 AM EDT Kurt Cobain's appearance in the latest "Guitar Hero" video game is not hitting the right notes with the surviving members of Nirvana . Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl said in a joint statement that they were "dismayed and very disappointed" that an avatar of the late…

  8. Smokey Robinson Video Premiere and Q&A

    August 17, 2009 10:11 AM EDT The songs alone speak volumes. "Shop Around." "You've Really Got a Hold on Me." "Ooo Baby Baby." "The Tracks of My Tears." "I Second That Emotion." "The Tears of a Clown." "My Guy." "My Girl." "Cruisin&…

  9. Chart Beat: Kris Allen, SWV, Green Day, Al B. Sure!

    May 21, 2009 2:42 PM EDT HE IS THE CHAMPION: In a night featuring performances from Queen, Kiss, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana, Keith Urban, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin, David Cook, Jason Mraz and the Black Eyed Peas, owners of more than 200 combined Billboard Hot 100 entries, it was Kris…

  10. Kris Allen Crowned 'American Idol' In Surprise Victory

    May 20, 2009 10:10 PM EDT Kris Allen was crowned the "American Idol" Season 8 champ on Wednesday night (May 20), after nearly 100 million votes declared the 23-year-old Conway, Arkansas native the winner over runner-up Adam Lambert. During the two hour-plus season finale, contestants were paired with veteran…

  11. Top 10 Highlights From ‘American Idol’ Season 8

    May 18, 2009 3:56 PM EDT From Gokey’s scream to Lady Gaga’s live performance, the best, worst, and weirdest moments from this year’s ‘Idol.’  The end of “American Idol” Season 8 is near. Glam rocker Adam Lambert and soulful folk-pop singer Kris Allen will vie for the crown on Wednesday night’s finale (May 20, FOX) ,…

  12. Flex Takes Eight Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 24, 2009 9:16 AM EDT Propelled by the runaway success of his hit single "Te Quiero," Felix Danilo Gómez, the Panamenian DJ and singer better known as Flex, was the big winner at the 2009 Billboard Latin Music awards presented by State Farm Insurance on April 23. Flex took home eight awards, including…

  13. Santana To Begin Las Vegas Residency In May

    April 02, 2009 8:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be setting up shop in Las Vegas this May through a multi year agreement with concert promotion company AEG Live. Beginning May 27, the recently opened 4,007-capacity Joint in Las Vegas "will be the only place west of the Mississippi" where fans will be able to…

  14. Santana, Daddy Yankee To Be Honored At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 12, 2009 2:25 PM EDT As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of its Latin Music Conference and Awards, Billboard will honor icon Carlos Santana, reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and industry maverick and impresario Raul Alarcón Sr. with special discretionary awards. Santana will be honored with the Lifetime…

  15. February 27, 2009

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Award winning South African R&B singer TK (real name Tsakani Mhinga) is found dead at a hotel in Johannesburg's Randburg suburb. The singer-songwriter is 27. An autopsy determines that a drug overdose is the cause of death. 2001 - Returning home after a 46-year absence,…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca in Mexico, aged 83. Lasso was one of France's most popular singers and performers of the 1950s. Her 1956 song "Etranger au Paradis" was the fi 2005 - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2006 - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2004 - For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder is named…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its novelty hit "The Ketchup Song (Asereje)" goes straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. 2002 - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The search for Supernova's frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning vocalist of the CBS reality show "Rock Star: Supernova." 2006 - The search for Supernova's frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning…

  20. 'Smooth' Operators

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In the late 1990s, Carlos Santana was still drawing big crowds to his live shows, but he hadn't had a top 20 pop hit since 1982. It had also been decades since he'd worked closely with Clive Davis, wh In the late 1990s, Carlos Santana was still drawing big crowds to his live shows,…

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