1. Enrique Iglesias, Daddy Yankee Lead Latin Into Crossover Territory in 2010

    December 10, 2010 4:28 PM EST Latin music danced in 2010. It was a year of upbeat songs in which urban, tropical and pop music came together as never before, whether in collaboration by stars from historically segmented Latin genres or mixes from young artists built on bachata and other traditionally tropical rhythms.…

  2. 2010 Latin Grammys: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 12, 2010 8:52 AM EST Not all the action at the 2010 Latin Grammys took place on the stage. Here's 10 memorable moments that you dind't see on TV. 1. Alejandro Sanz , winner of Best Male Pop Album, gave a sharp answer when asked if Bolivian president Evo Morales had influenced Hugo Chávez's decision…

  3. Camila, Juan Luis Guerra Win Big at 2010 Latin Grammy Awards

    November 12, 2010 12:05 AM EST Latin Grammy voters gave a big thumbs up to developing acts by awarding Mexican trio Camila -- a group that has taken Latin pop in a new direction -- major awards during the 11th annual Latin Grammys. Their hit single, "Mientes," penned by lead vocalist Mario Domm with songwriter…

  4. Latin Grammy 2010 Predictions: And the Winner Is...

    November 10, 2010 5:00 PM EST It's time again for us to make our annual predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday night (Nov. 11.) Alejandro Sanz , Juan Luis Guerra , Jorge Drexler and Camila lead the nominees , but who will emerge…

  5. Pitbull Breaks Down 'Armando' Album, Track-by-Track

    October 05, 2010 2:34 PM EDT What's Pitbull 's strategy for producing hits? "Every track has its own way of coming together, but essentially, I just say, 'I like this,'" he says. "Then Buddha [his A&R director and head of Mr. 305 Records] says, 'You're crazy!' And I…

  6. Billboard Bits: Amy Winehouse Disses Mark Ronson, J. Lo's Ex Auditioning for 'Idol'

    September 20, 2010 7:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Amy Winehouse Disses Mark Ronson on Twitter Amy Winehouse dissed longtime collaborator Mark Ronson on Twitter early Saturday (Sept. 18) for riding the coattails of her hit 2006 album "Back to Black." …

  7. Tommy Lee Recruits Fans for New Methods of Mayhem Album

    September 20, 2010 1:18 PM EDT M otley Crüe 's Tommy Lee says he "just wanted to do something different" for "A Public Disservice Announcement," his first Methods of Mayhem album in 11 years. That turned out to be working with a cast of thousands -- literally -- on the 11-track set, which comes out…

  8. 'Idol,' 'SNL' Join 'Glee' with Emmy Nominatons

    July 08, 2010 3:04 PM EDT While Fox's " Glee" led the Emmy nominations for primetime series on Thursday morning with 19, music from "Lost" and "Saturday Night Live" also earned nods, while "American Idol" and "The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert…

  9. Deftones, "Diamond Eyes"

    May 21, 2010 11:38 AM EDT Through the decades, music fans have witnessed how the loss of a key band member can lead to a group's demise. The Deftones have proved just the opposite. Following a 2008 car accident that left bassist Chi Cheng with a debilitating brain injury, the Sacramento, Calif. hard rock act…

  10. Metal Community Pays Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

    May 17, 2010 5:10 PM EDT The hard rock community was in a state of mourning as artists rushed to pay tribute to iconic elder statesman Ronnie James Dio, who died on Sunday at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. Tony Iommi, who worked with Dio in Black Sabbath and its latest incarnation, Heaven and Hell, was among…

  11. Lacey Brown First to Go on 'American Idol'

    March 17, 2010 10:43 PM EDT Lacey Brown is down and out on "American Idol." The 24-year-old event coordinator from Amarillo, Texas, was the first finalist eliminated from the ninth season of the Fox singing competition Wednesday. Brown, who turned in a lackluster rendition of the Rolling Stones ' "…

  12. 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 ,…

  13. 'We Are The World': Behind the Scenes

    February 02, 2010 4:00 PM EST More than 75 stars -- from the legendary Barbra Streisand to rapper Lil Wayne and actor Vince Vaughn -- gathered at Hollywood's Henson Recording Studios yesterday (Feb. 1) to record the 25th anniversary version of "We Are The World." Like its predecessor, "We Are The World…

  14. Deftones Album Preview

    January 15, 2010 4:24 PM EST Deftones, Title TBD (Warner Bros./Reprise Records) Release Date: April 2010 Following a November 2008 car accident that left Deftones bassist Chi Cheng in a semiconscious state during the past year, the rock band "didn't know if we were going to continue on," Deftones frontman…

  15. Tommy Lee Crowdsourcing New Methods Of Mayhem Album

    November 19, 2009 11:57 AM EST Drummer Tommy Lee says that response to the public recording outreach for his upcoming Methods of Mayhem album, "Public Mayhem," has been "absolutely insane," with 1,000 or more submissions for each of the six tracks released so far. "My God, you would not believe…

  16. Sting, Spektor, Groban Join Joshua Bell 'At Home'

    September 02, 2009 9:04 AM EDT Sting, Regina Spektor, Josh Groban and jazz trumpeter Chris Botti are among the guests who join violin virtuoso Joshua Bell on his new album, "At Home With Friends." The sixteen song set, which also features appearances by Dave Grusin and Anoushka Shankar, was born out of the…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association Awards in New York. 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association…

  18. Deftones Bassist In Coma After Car Crash

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is in a coma after being involved in a car accident Monday in Santa Clara, Calif., according to the Sacramento Bee. Frontman Chino Moreno confirmed Cheng's condition but dec Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is in a coma after being involved in a car accident Monday…

  19. Chart Beat Chat: ABBA, Female Dance Artists, Pop-Country

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss ABBA, "Mamma Mia!", ABBA, the timelessness of dance music, ABBA, country-pop crossover and ABBA. ABBA NICE DAY Hey Fred. Thanks for your top 10 ABBA favorites, it made me rediscover and enjoy "Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother" all over…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves. Stevens' "Illinois" features a comic-book-style cover image of 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically…

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