1. LMFAO Announces 'Party Rocking' North American Tour

    February 27, 2012 5:40 PM EST Looking for a hot tour that's a little louder than the Beach Boys reunion, a little rowdier than Coldplay , and little more wiggle-ready than Madonna (we hope)? Well, LMFAO has got a show for you! The party rocking duo has announced the dates for their Sorry For Party Rocking trek, which…

  2. 2011 Latin Grammys: 10 Things You Didn't See

    November 11, 2011 8:00 AM EST The Latin Grammys aired Nov. 10 on the Univision network form the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Here's what you didn't see on screen. 1. Demi Lovato , who performed at the Latin Gramys alongside newcomer Pablo Alboran, is preparing to release an all-Spanish album sometime…

  3. Latin Grammys: Calle 13 Makes History in Star-Studded Night

    November 10, 2011 11:55 PM EST The 12th annual Latin Grammys, which were telecast live from the Mandalay Bay, made it a night the Puerto Rican rapping duo Calle 13 will not soon forget as they dominated the awards show with a staggering nine wins including record of the year, best urban music album and best alternative…

  4. Shakira Honored as Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    November 10, 2011 1:25 PM EST Colombian superstar Shakira was feted Wednesday night by a wide of array of performers, including her father, at what may have been the best-attended Person of the Year event in the 12 years since the Latin Grammys kicked off. Shakira, decked in a long, Grecian-themed blue dress, arrived at…

  5. Latin Grammy Nominations: Calle 13 Lead With a Record 10

    September 14, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Calle 13 , the Latin Grammy favorites who cull multiple nominations for the award with every album they release, have done it again. The duo made up of Eduardo Cabra and Rene Perez -- which already has 10 Latin Grammy awards under its belt -- is now up for 10 more, a new record. The Puerto…

  6. Natalia Kills on Will.i.am, Bill Clinton, Her 'F--k You Pop' Music

    July 13, 2011 9:30 AM EDT In a Gaga -run world, it only makes sense that more variations of interesting, moody pop has finally begun to get its due. At the head of the pack is Natalia Kills , who has already reached some success with "Mirrors," her Akon -produced single that peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard…

  7. La 5a Estacion's Natalia Jimenez Strikes Out On Her Own

    June 21, 2011 9:18 AM EDT As a teenage music conservatory student in Madrid, Natalia Jimenez entered her eight-piece band in a rock contest in the nearby town of Torrelodones. But then, on the day of the show, the band backed out. Undaunted, Jimenez got on her motorbike with her guitar and headed to the show where, in…

  8. Ricky Martin, "Musica + Alma + Sexo"

    February 12, 2011 5:02 PM EST Ricky Martin 's first studio album in six years is a decided return to his pop roots and to songwriter/producer Desmond Child, the man behind such hits as "Livin' la Vida Loca." But "Musica + Alma + Sexo," which is the first album Martin co-produced and co-wrote…

  9. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop, Rap Songs & More

    February 07, 2011 3:35 PM EST 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 charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Grenade" Bruno Mars…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Amos Lee, Far*East Movement, Kelly Clarkson

    February 03, 2011 4:15 PM EST 'MISSION' ACCOMPLISHMENT: A week after the Decemberists became just the 16th act to rule the Billboard 200 album chart without a Billboard Hot 100 song on their chart resume, singer/songwriter Amos Lee repeats the feat, as "Mission Bell" begins atop the former listing. …

  11. Ricky Martin's "MAS" Track By Track

    January 26, 2011 1:30 PM EST On Feb. 1, Ricky Martin drops his first studio album in six years: "Música + Alma + Sexo" (Music + Soul + Sex) or "MAS" for its acronym in Spanish. We spent an afternoon with Martin in his home studio (with children calling for him outside his window) and he walked us…

  12. Chart Highlights: Pop, Rap Songs & More

    January 24, 2011 4:45 PM EST 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 charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Grenade" Bruno Mars…

  13. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Dodges Assault Charges, Ricky Martin to Release Bilingual Album

    December 14, 2010 5:59 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bieber Will Not Face Charges in Assault Case This past October, Justin Bieber was accused of punching a 12-year-old boy in the face during a laser-tag battle in which the alleged victim called Bieber a homophobic…

  14. Ricky Martin Featuring Natalia Jimenez, "Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tu"

    December 03, 2010 4:10 PM EST Ricky Martin 's last No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart was the sumptuous "Tu Recuerdo," a duet with Chambao frontwoman La Mari from his 2006 "Unplugged" album. For his new single, the Latin superstar offers another intimate duet with a Spanish singer …

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson

    November 11, 2010 5:55 PM EST RI-WARDED: As "What's My Name?" vaults 60-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Rihanna continues to enhance a commanding chart history that began the week of June 11, 2005, when "Pon De Replay" debuted at No. 97. "What's My Name?" becomes Rihanna's eighth…

  16. Billboard Bits: Ricky Martin Releasing Bilingual Singles, Prince and U2 May Headline Glastonbury

    October 22, 2010 6:31 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Ricky Martin Releasing Bilingual Singles Ricky Martin announced the new singles from his upcoming 2011 album via his Twitter account. Martin's first Spanish language single is "Lo Major De Mi Vida Eres Tu…

  17. 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 ,…

  18. Grammy 2010 Winners List

    January 31, 2010 8:30 PM EST Check out the winners for the major categories at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, as they are announced. RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon "Halo" - Beyoncé I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas "Poker Face" - Lady Gaga "You Belong With…

  19. Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga Win Early Grammys

    January 31, 2010 7:15 PM EST Nominees in the top Grammy categories picked up early awards in their respective genres Sunday during the awards pre-telecast from Los Angeles' Staples Center. "This is my first Grammy, you guys!" said a breathless Taylor Swift as she accepted an award for best female vocal…

  20. 'Anvil!' Wins IDA Documentary Award

    December 07, 2009 1:28 PM EST Sacha Gervasi's "Anvil! The Story of Anvil " won the feature documentary award at the International Documentary Assn.'s 2009 IDA Documentary Awards, held Friday night at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles. The doc, which follows the fortunes of a Canadian heavy metal band ,…

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