1. Grammy Crasher Vitalii Sediuk Charged, Could Face Jail Time

    April 16, 2013 8:01 PM EDT The Ukrainian prankster could face a maximum sentence of six months in jail, plus multiple fines. The Los Angeles City Attorney has filed charges against Vitalii Sediuk, the notorious Ukrainian TV prankster who crashed the Grammy Awards last February and mounted the stage during Adele'…

  2. Marc Anthony, Daddy Yankee, Others to Perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 04, 2013 5:00 PM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm, will feature performances by some of music's leading names including singer/songwriter Marc Anthony, bachata star Romeo Santos, regional Mexican crooner Roberto Tapia, reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee, entertainer Tito El…

  3. Eif Rivera Talks Working With Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent & Fat Joe's Reconciliation & 'We Up' Video

    March 26, 2013 4:23 PM EDT Only in the video production world since 2011, Eif Rivera, video director, editor, and 3D graphic artist, has earned the respect of many rap heavy-weights. (He's "the new Hype Williams," according to Busta Rhymes.) But boy wonder isn’t a boy at all. Rivera has crafted…

  4. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5's 'Daylight' Dawns Atop Pop Songs

    March 25, 2013 4:45 PM EDT The group manages a feat that hadn't been achieved on the chart since 1994. Plus, new No. 1s for Afrojack and Drake and Thirty Seconds to Mars returns. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  5. Bebo Valdés, Cuban Music Giant, Dies at 94

    March 22, 2013 8:06 PM EDT The pioneering musician was a founder of Latin jazz. Bebo Valdés was a big man whose music revealed a huge heart. The gentle giant of Cuban music, who died Friday (March 22) at age 94, was one of the founders of Latin jazz, and a pioneer in bringing Afro-Cuban sacred rhythms to popular…

  6. French Montana Drops 'Freaks' Video, Featuring Nicki Minaj: Watch

    March 07, 2013 12:59 PM EST After teasing fans with video snippets, French Montana releases the full video for "Freaks," featuring Nicki Minaj. The Eif Rivera-directed visual is set in an underground club with French Montana and Nicki Minaj popping in and amongst a constant dance battle, reminiscent of Sean…

  7. Cuban Soul Man El Gran Fellove Dies at 89

    February 20, 2013 12:42 PM EST One of Cuba’s most charismatic performers, the tropical soul man known as El Gran Fellove, has died in Mexico at age 89. Francisco Fellove is remembered for his fabulous onstage flair and original vocal stylings which, on songs like “El Jamaiquino,” established him as a pioneer of Spanish…

  8. Jenni Rivera Memoir to Be Published in July

    February 19, 2013 8:48 AM EST Some final words from the late Mexican-American singer and TV star Jenni Rivera will be out this summer. Atria Books announced Monday it's publishing a memoir by the multimillion-selling artist, who died in a plane crash in December at age 43. "Unbreakable," coming out…

  9. 25 Valentine's Day Drops: Tiesto, Flux Pavilion and More Pick Their Favorite Love Songs

    February 14, 2013 12:00 PM EST Tiësto, Flosstradamus, Flux Pavilion and 22 more DJs pick their favorite V-Day tracks, ones they'll be bumping during their sets and maybe in the bedrooms, too. Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day makes us all pull a Celine Dion. That is, talk about love (and occasionally beat our…

  10. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Don Omar, Romeo Santos & Jenni Rivera Among Top Finalists

    February 05, 2013 9:57 AM EST Don Omar has done it again. After leading the 2012 list of finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards with 16 finalist nods, he returns in 2013 with 18 nods, including Artist of the Year; Social Artist of the Year and Streaming Artist of the Year. Full List of Finalists…

  11. Beyonce Is Super Bowl XLVII's Top-Tweeted Musician: Brand Bowl

    February 04, 2013 2:41 AM EST Not only was Beyonce the likely ratings winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl , she was far and away the winner on Twitter, as well. Billboard teamed up with Boston.com’s Brand Bowl to track the most talked-about artists on Twitter and the relative sentiment attached to them, powered by Infomous.…

  12. Super Bowl Ads: PSY, Flaming Lips & Usher Star in Awesome Commercials

    February 03, 2013 11:50 PM EST Music was all over this year's Super Bowl, from Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys' musical salutes to America to Beyonce's epic, kaleidoscopic halftime show-slash-Destiny's Child reunion. But many of the night's most memorable moments were from the commercials, where…

  13. Katy Perry, Usher Rock Kids' Inaugural Concert

    January 19, 2013 11:50 PM EST Usher sang "Yeah!" Katy Perry donned star and stripes for "Firework." And a ballroom full of lucky kids got to rock out with Sasha and Malia Obama at Saturday's Kids' Inaugural Concert, a star-studded event that honors America's military families.   "…

  14. Jenni Rivera's Chart Achievements And Music Videos

    January 10, 2013 11:21 AM EST REMEMBERING JENNI RIVERA • News: Rivera Dead at 43 • PHOTOS: The Latin Diva's Life • REACTION: Stars Shocked • VIDEO: Our Chat w/ Her in April The late Jenni Rivera , who went from being a sideline act to a major recording artist in regional Mexican music, has held her own through the…

  15. Jenni Rivera's Makeup Artist's Estate Files Legal Petition After Fatal Crash

    January 03, 2013 8:14 PM EST A petition for discovery on behalf of the estate of a traveling companion of regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera has been filed to seek information from Learjet about the plane, owner, operators and maintenance of the Learjet 25 that crashed minutes after departing from Monterrey, Mexico.…

  16. Chart Highlights: Mumford & Sons 'Light' Up Rock Radio

    December 31, 2012 3:25 PM EST The second single from the folk-rockers' album 'Babel' bows on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our…

  17. Bruno Mars Hits High Note on Social 50 Chart

    December 28, 2012 8:37 PM EST Bruno Mars continues his ascension towards the top of the Billboard Social 50, jumping to a new personal high of No. 2 (up three spots). The rise comes a week after his new album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," arrived at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 while its lead single, "Locked Out of…

  18. Jenni Rivera Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    December 21, 2012 4:05 PM EST Jenni Rivera , who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month, is No. 1 in the Social 50 tally this past week as expected, due to the culmination of online activity surrounding her passing, particularly the public memorial in Los Angeles on Wednesday .   Rivera added just over a million…

  19. Jenni Rivera Tribute Songs Surge Online As Fans Mourn 'La Diva de La Banda'

    December 20, 2012 8:48 PM EST One day after singer Jenni Rivera was eulogized at a public memorial, dozens of music tributes throughout the U.S. and Latin America honoring the entertainer are surfacing and paying homage to the regional Mexican artist known for her sassy persona.   Many of those songs on sites such as…

  20. Jenni Rivera Memorial: Fans Mourn, But Celebrate Her Life

    December 19, 2012 7:20 PM EST Fans of regional Mexican star Jenni Rivera said that they personally showed up to pay tribute to the singer who was a true American success who never gave up despite many challenges.   During the entertainer's memorial services at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles on Wednesday (Dec.…

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