1. Tony Awards: 5 Fun Facts and Fascinating Stats About the Nominations

    April 29, 2014 5:15 PM EDT The nominations for the 68th annual Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, and  The Hollywood Reporter 's awards analyst dug through the Tony record books to see how this year's nominees stack up against the nominees of yesteryear. The results are fascinating. Idina Menzel,…

  2. Marc Anthony's Salsa Revival Sweeps Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 24, 2014 11:25 PM EDT A remake of an Algerian song, set to a salsa beat, helped propel Marc Anthony to become the top winner at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards , which aired live on the Telemundo network on April 24. Anthony took home 10 awards, including Artist of the year and Hot Latin Song, Digital…

  3. Billboard Latin Music Awards Live Stream: Red Carpet & Backstage Video, April 24

    April 24, 2014 10:50 AM EDT The 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards , presented by State Farm, will air live from Miami tonight (April 24) on Telemundo at 7pm/6c but tune-in right here on Billboard.com beginning at 6 p.m. ET to watch a live video stream of the stars on the red carpet and backstage! BILLBOARD LATIN…

  4. Enrique Iglesias, Wisin, Sean Paul to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 17, 2014 12:29 PM EDT Cristian Castro and Michel Teló have also been added for the April 24th show Enrique Iglesias, Wisin, Sean Paul, Cristian Castro, and Michel Teló have joined the all-star lineup set to perform at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The newly announced performers will join Chayanne, Marc…

  5. Roselyn Sanchez, Raul Gonzalez, Laura Flores to Host the Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 15, 2014 6:36 PM EDT TV personality Raul Gonzalez, actress Roselyn Sanchez and singer/TV host Laura Flores have been tapped to host the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 24 live from Miami on Telemundo.  Presented by State Farm, the awards show will air at 7 pm/6c and will feature some of the biggest…

  6. The 'Blackfish' Effect: With California's Proposed Orca Ban, Will More Artists Cancel Theme Park Concerts?

    March 14, 2014 4:46 PM EDT Proposed legislation that would ban the use of orcas as amusement-park acts in California could turn up the heat on musical groups that can earn a 25 percent to 50 percent premium playing such venues. On March 7, California assemblyman Richard Bloom, a Democrat whose district includes Malibu,…

  7. 'Nashville Wives' to Go 'Deeper' Than Your Typical 'Housewives' Reality Show

    February 24, 2014 9:50 AM EST Expect some "explosive" moments and an inside look at what it's like to be a country star's better half on the new TNT series It's a big night for six of Music City's most interesting women – as TNT debuts the new series "Private Lives Of Nashville Wives…

  8. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard and out of respect for the…

  9. Gloria Estefan, Prince Royce Bringing Latin Sounds to the White House

    September 11, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Gloria Estefan, Prince Royce, Arturo Sandoval and other musicians are bringing their Latin sounds to the White House next week. The latest "In Performance at the White House" program will be taped Monday and will showcase Latin music during Hispanic Heritage Month. The White House…

  10. Neal McCoy, 'Roll on Mississippi': Song Premiere From 'Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride'

    July 22, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Looking back on his career, Neal McCoy gives a lot of credit to the man who pushed him out into the spotlight as an opening act – Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride. "He stands taller than anyone else in my career," McCoy told Billboard. "I've been…

  11. Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa and More to Headline Latin Songwriters Gala

    March 11, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Rubén Blades, Cristian Castro, Natalie Cole and Draco Rosa are among the artists set to perform at the Latin Songwriters Hall of fame first induction gala. The black tie event, celebrating the rich past and current popularity of Latin song, will take place April 23rd at Miami's New…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Baauer's 'Harlem' Begins To 'Shake' Up Radio

    March 08, 2013 6:15 PM EST After the song logged more than a quarter-billion U.S. streams the past three weeks, radio is joining in on the viral craze. Is radio getting ready to dance to the "Harlem Shake" at last? Airplay still accounts for less than 1% of the song's overall Billboard Hot 100 chart…

  13. The Mavericks Song Premieres: 'Back In Your Arms Again' and 'Call Me When You Get To Heaven'

    February 21, 2013 11:30 AM EST The Mavericks return to the record world next Tuesday with the release of "In Time" -- their first release together in close to a decade. Lead singer Raul Malo says the album arrives at just the right time. "I had a batch of songs that sounded like a Mavericks record," he…

  14. Ten Latin Artists to Watch in 2013

    January 29, 2013 10:00 AM EST To those who say there's no new Latin talent coming up, we say: Have you been listening? We hear exciting new voices and sounds everywhere and from every conceivable genre. But here are 10 artists that have displayed particular artistry early on and who we predict will rise to bigger…

  15. Crystal Bowersox of 'Idol' to Drop Second Album in March

    January 08, 2013 10:30 AM EST The wait is over for fans of "American Idol" alum Crystal Bowersox, who will release her second studio album in March through her new label, Shanachie Entertainment. The season nine runner-up will record tracks in "either Nashville or Los Angeles," according to a press…

  16. Jenni Rivera Honored By Family and Stars in Emotional Memorial

    December 19, 2012 3:55 PM EST The memorial commemorating the life of Jenni Rivera was as dramatic and colorful as the artist herself, a cornucopia of laughter, tears and celebration, with fans often singing loudly along to Rivera videos and live performances by her friends and family despite the incongruity of the red…

  17. The Civil Wars, Bonnie Raitt Highlight Americana Awards

    September 13, 2012 9:15 AM EDT Gillian Welch and her partner Dave Rawlings, The Civil Wars and Alabama Shakes took home trophies, but Music City was the big winner at Wednesday night's Americana Honors & Awards. Five of six winners at the Ryman Auditorium event are based in Nashville, further cementing the city&…

  18. Will Ferrell Debuts Clueless Music Video for 'Casa de mi Padre'

    March 12, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Will Ferrell's character in "Casa de mi Padre" may not know much, but he's a mean trumpet player. A music video for the song "Yo No Se" ("I Don't Know") from the upcoming Spanish-language comedy premiered on Funny or Die . In it, Ferrell sings in…

  19. Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks Lead Buddy Holly Tribute Event

    September 08, 2011 10:50 AM EDT An eclectic collection of artists that included Stevie Nicks , members of Cobra Starship , Chris Isaak and Paul Anka saluted Buddy Holly Wednesday on what would have been his 75th birthday in, appropriately enough, Hollywood. Producer, manager and singer Peter Asher organized the Holly…

  20. Alexis & Fido Reach New High on Latin Charts

    June 12, 2011 8:09 AM EDT Alexis & Fido deliver fun, lyrical raps that have made them the talk of their genre. Now the reggaetón pair -- whose real names are Raul Ortiz and Joel Martinez -- is finding that its music is reaching a burgeoning fan base far beyond its home of Cayey, Puerto Rico, a mountain town where…

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