1. J Balvin: Billboard Latin Awards New Artist of the Year Finalist Spotlight

    April 15, 2015 4:00 PM EDT This year’s finalists for artist of the year, new, have made it to this select group via a mixture of radio airplay, sales and social power. Take a closer look at the contenders. One of the biggest breakout acts Latin music has seen in years, J Balvin  is not some wide-eyed, fame-hungry…

  2. Darius Rucker Eyeing Rap Collab…And a Hootie Reunion

    April 08, 2015 2:09 AM EDT Nelly and Florida Georgia Line . Ludacris and Jason Aldean . Darius Rucker and Jay Z ? The Hootie & the Blowfish frontman-turned-country singer says he's hoping to jump on a song with a rapper. "I don't have much left on my bucket list. One of the things that I'm…

  3. Pitbull, Longtime Manager Charles Chavez, Part Ways

    April 03, 2015 3:16 PM EDT Pitbull has parted ways with his longtime manager Charles Chavez, sources confirm to Billboard . Chavez and Pitbull (real name Armando Pérez) have worked together since 2007. Not long after, in 2008, Pitbull released his fourth album, Rebelution , which included the breakthrough hit " I…

  4. Chart Highlights: 'Loud' & Proud, Ed Sheeran Tops All Three Pop, Adult Airplay Charts

    March 09, 2015 7:00 PM EDT His smash ballad is one of just four singles ever to lead Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary simultaneously. Plus, new No. 1s for Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, Jason Aldean & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  5. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Zedd & Selena Gomez Zoom In With 'I Want You to Know'

    March 06, 2015 2:03 PM EST The collab launches in the top 20. Plus, moves for Nick Jonas, the Empire Cast, Taylor Swift and Tori Kelly. As previously reported , Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week, while Pitbull and Ne-Yo enter the…

  6. Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Lead New Hot Tours List

    March 05, 2015 5:35 PM EST Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias and rapper Pitbull top the weekly slate of Hot Tours (see list, below) with $13.5 million in ticket sales reported from the 2015 leg of their joint tour through North American markets.  The four-week run is the pair's second trek through the U.S.…

  7. Pitbull & Ne-Yo Enter Hot 100 Top 10; Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars No. 1 Again

    March 04, 2015 4:59 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' rules for a ninth week, helping parent label RCA to a record-tying multi-format domination, while Pitbull & Ne-Yo's 'Time of Our Lives' (also on RCA) lifts 11-10. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , tops the…

  8. YouTube's 10th Anniversary: Watch the Top 10 Most Viewed Videos to Date

    February 14, 2015 11:06 AM EST When former PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim first came up with the idea to create a video-sharing site in 2005, they had no clue just what would unfold years later. On Feb. 14 that year, YouTube was launched, and on April 23, an 18 second clip uploaded by Karim titled…

  9. Charles Chavez's Latium Entertainment Signs Venture Partnership With RCA, Sony International

    February 09, 2015 9:00 PM EST Six months after topping the Billboard Hot 100 and charts in over a half-dozen countries around the world with Magic! 's "Rude," Latium Entertainment has entered into a formal venture with Sony Music International with distribution from RCA Records. Latium CEO Charles Chavez…

  10. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Pitbull, Ne-Yo Blast Toward Top 10 With 'Time of Our Lives'

    February 06, 2015 11:20 AM EST The collab also tops Hot Rap Songs. Plus, moves for Nicki Minaj, Natalie La Rose, Nick Jonas and Tove Lo. As previously reported , Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week, while Rihanna , Kanye West and Paul McCartney…

  11. Pitbull Celebrates His Birthday at Miami School Event

    January 15, 2015 7:54 PM EST 'When you're looking at me you're looking at the American dream. When I look at you I see the American dream,' he tells students. Armando Pérez, aka Pitbull , celebrated his 34th birthday with balloons, hundreds of schoolchildren and Florida's top dignitaries…

  12. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Pitbull & Ne-Yo Leap With 'Time of Our Lives'

    January 09, 2015 3:16 PM EST Plus, moves for Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift & more. As previously reported, Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , rises 2-1 to crown the Billboard Hot 100 . Plus, Kanye West and Paul McCartney blast in at No. 35 with "Only One," marking McCartney…

  13. Pitbull, Taylor Swift, Victoria Justice Gain Big on Social 50 After New Years Eve

    January 09, 2015 2:52 PM EST Star-studded, televised New Year's Eve appearances spur several notable movements on the first Social 50 chart released in 2015. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart's methodology…

  14. New Year's Eve 2014: A Musical Guide

    December 30, 2014 7:31 PM EST Nevermind that snow may hit Las Vegas on New Year's Eve -- the desert destination may have quietly usurped New York City as the country's most banging music hotspot to ring in 2015. This year, everyone from Jennifer Lopez , Lady Gaga (with Tony Bennett ) and Britney…

  15. What the U.S.-Cuba Breakthrough Could Mean for Music

    December 17, 2014 9:43 PM EST Could Obama's 'fresh approach' strengthen both Cuba's draw as a music destination and Cuban artists' popularity in the United States? How could restoring diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba impact musicians in both countries? According to…

  16. One Direction Hits One Billion Plays on Spotify (But Are Still Way Behind Eminem)

    November 25, 2014 11:12 AM EST One Direction has surpassed a billion streams on Spotify, joining Coldplay as only the second British band to accomplish that feat on the streaming music service. According to data provided by Spotify, the boy band reached the milestone last week upon the release of their new album Four . …

  17. AMAs Producer on Taylor Swift Receiving New Dick Clark Award, Pitbull's Hosting Skills & More

    November 21, 2014 10:00 AM EST American Music Awards producer Larry Klein has worked on the long-running awards show for nearly 40 years, but when he organizes it each year, "I still feel like a kid," he admits.  American Music Awards Photos: 42 Years Of AMAs History “I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and I’m…

  18. Pitbull, Don Omar, Carlos Vives & More to Play L.A.’s Calibash Festival In January

    November 15, 2014 4:00 PM EST L.A.'s Staples Center will host the Latin music festival on Jan. 24. Pitbull ,  Don Omar , Carlos Vives , Tego Calderon , Wisin ,  Plan B ,  J Alvarez ,  Farruko ,  3BallMTY ,  Gente de Zona  and  Maluma will perform at the Calibash festival, set for Jan. 24 at the Staples Center in…

  19. Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Concerts Heat Up Hot Tours Chart

    November 06, 2014 4:46 PM EST Topping the weekly tally of Hot Tours (see list, below) are Enrique Iglesias and rapper Pitbull with $25.7 million in ticket sales from the 2014 leg of their joint tour through U.S. and Canadian markets. Promoted by Concerts West, a division of AEG Live, the tour visited 21 cities during…

  20. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Mr. Probz Makes 'Waves,' Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea Debut

    October 31, 2014 4:24 PM EDT Mr. Probz dances 27-22, while Stefani scores the top new entry with 'Baby Don't Lie' and Azalea enters with 'Beg for It.' Plus, moves for Pitbull and an 'emotional' Alesso. As previously reported , Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass"…

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