1. Richie Sambora On Rejoining Bon Jovi In 2014: 'I Would Think About It'

    December 12, 2013 5:12 AM EST For 30 years, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora lived his life on the rock 'n' roll treadmill of writing, recording, and touring until 2013 when the Woodbridge, NJ native did the unimaginable: he quit. “We were the hardest working band in the world, man,” he tells The Hollywood…

  2. Grammys 2014: Marc Anthony, Draco Rosa Lead Latin Nominees

    December 07, 2013 10:55 AM EST Tradition rules Latin field Major labels and major commercial releases for the most part dominated the Latin fields for the Grammy nominations, heralding spirited competition in all four Latin categories: pop, regional Mexican, tropical and that hybrid of alternative/Urban/rock. But that…

  3. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  4. Jenni Rivera Plane Crash Probe Cites Negligence, Irregularities Among 'Series Of Factors'

    December 05, 2013 2:59 AM EST The plane crash in Mexico that took the life of Latin music star Jenni Rivera and four members of her entourage was the result of a “series of factors” that could have included the age of the 1969 Learjet, the age of the pilot, and owner negligence in reporting problems with the plane’s…

  5. Chart Highlights: Imagine Dragons, Eminem, Rihanna, Ricky Martin Score New No. 1s

    December 02, 2013 5:45 PM EST Also taking over Billboard charts: Martin Garrix, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Passenger, Joe Nichols and more. Plus, the Holiday Airplay chart returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts…

  6. Carlos Santana to Release First Spanish Album on Sony Latin/RCA

    November 20, 2013 9:12 PM EST Live Concert Event to Air on HBO in Spring Carlos Santana will release his first-ever Spanish language album in early 2014, he announced in a press conference today at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The set, titled "Corazón," will be released jointly by RCA/Sony Latin Iberia, part…

  7. Buena Vista Social Club Plots Farewell Tour

    November 07, 2013 5:30 PM EST The global Cuban phenomenon will say "Adios" with world tour in 2014-2015 Buena Vista Social Club, which began as a group of Cuban senior citizens who rose to global stardom after being recruited by Ry Cooder for a historic recording session in Havana, will reportedly say "…

  8. Santana Announces New Album, Concert in Mexico

    October 24, 2013 4:20 PM EDT Carlos Santana will revisit his roots with a Dec. 14 concert in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he and his band will be joined by Juanes, Miguel, Gloria Estefan, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, and other guest artists in a celebration of his Latin heritage. The concert will preview music from Santana…

  9. Bon Jovi's Tico Torres Back on the Road After Surgeries

    October 10, 2013 3:26 AM EDT Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres is back in action, having returned behind the kit just in time for the group’s show in Fresno. The 60-year old musician had emergency gall bladder surgery on Sept. 20 just one week after undergoing an appendectomy at the American British Cowdray Hospital in…

  10. Jenni Rivera's Second Life: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Last year, Jenni Rivera made a vow to herself: 2013 was going to be her breakthrough moment. She was 43 and already a multimillionaire. As the biggest female artist in regional Mexican, she'd…

  11. Los Tigres del Norte, Diana Reyes to Perform at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 02, 2013 4:21 PM EDT Kevin Ortiz, Los Primos MX and Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez also added to the Oct. 9 show Los Tigres del Norte, Diana Reyes, Kevin Ortiz, Los Primos MX, and Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez are scheduled to perform at the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards show, to be…

  12. Gerardo Ortiz, Joan Sebastian to Perform at Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    September 23, 2013 5:36 PM EDT The Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2013 will feature some of the biggest names in the business who will take to the stage including Joan Sebastian, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga, Gerardo Ortiz and Banda Los Recoditos.  The show, airing live on Telemundo and taking place at the Dolby…

  13. Bon Jovi's Tico Torres Undergoes Another Emergency Surgery

    September 22, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The 59-year old musician, who was rushed to the hospital with severe pain in his abdomen, promises to be "back on stage soon." Bon Jovi took to the stage at the Rock in Rio Festival in Rio De Janeiro without a key member of the band: Tico Torres. Torres was rushed to the hospital…

  14. Bon Jovi's Tico Torres Has Emergency Appendectomy, Tour Dates Tweaked

    September 12, 2013 12:38 AM EDT Drummer Tico Torres' emergency appendectomy in Mexico City has forced Bon Jovi to postpone concert dates. The band postponed Tuesday's show in Mexico City after Torres checked into the American British Cowdary Hospital. Jon Bon Jovi says in a Facebook post the band is staying with…

  15. Jenni Rivera Crash Case Defendants Challenge Lawsuit

    August 23, 2013 6:41 AM EDT Owners of the plane that crashed last December killing Regional Mexican star Jenni Rivera are challenging a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on behalf of the families of the four members of her entourage who traveled with her, Billboard has learned.   “Defendants are challenging…

  16. Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2013: Complete List of Finalists

    August 22, 2013 9:15 AM EDT The finalists for the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards were announced on Aug. 22. Get the full story and see the full list of finalists below: Artist of the Year La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho Gerardo Ortiz Jenni Rivera Voz de Mando Artist of the Year, New Banda La…

  17. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Royals' Leaps To No. 1 On Rock Airplay

    August 19, 2013 6:25 PM EDT The song dethrones Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' after a record 24-week domination. Plus, Avicii takes over atop Dance/Club Play Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  18. Bon Jovi Cancels New York State Fair Appearance; Will Play Gov. Cuomo Fundraiser

    August 15, 2013 2:22 AM EDT Bon Jovi fans who were living on a prayer that the band would perform at the New York State Fair this month were in for a dose of bad medicine when the show was canceled, allegedly due to an upcoming performance at a political fundraiser for Governor Andrew Cuomo. Bon Jovi was scheduled to…

  19. Mexican Singer Who Was Fined for Singing Drug Culture Songs Denies Responsibility

    August 06, 2013 9:12 AM EDT In accord with an ordinance prohibiting the singing of narcocorrido songs that glorify drug culture, authorities in Chihuahua, Mexico fined a concert promoter 10,000 pesos (almost $800 US) for a July 27 concert at a baseball stadium by the artist known as El Komander.  But El Komander,…

  20. Chart Highlights: Luke Bryan Scores His Highest Debut Ever on Country Airplay Chart

    August 05, 2013 8:43 PM EDT Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" bows at No. 21 as Romeo Santos scores a big bow on the Latin Airplay chart. Luke Bryan scores his highest debut ever on Country Airplay, as 'That's My Kind of Night' bows at No. 21. Over on the Latin Airplay chart, Romeo…

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