1. The Year In Latin 2013: Prince Royce and Marc Anthony Join Jenni Rivera Atop Charts

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST A year after her death, the memory of Jenni Rivera propels the artist to No. 1 on the year-end Top Latin Artists chart, a tally that takes into consideration airplay, downloads and streaming-but in Rivera's case, it was all about album sales.  Year-End Charts: Latin Artists | Albums …

  2. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Breaks Record For Most Pop Songs No. 1s

    December 09, 2013 6:05 PM EST Eminem's 'The Monster,' on which she's featured, becomes her 11th leader, pushing her past Katy Perry (10) for the list's top total. Plus, new No. 1s for Icona Pop, Parmalee, tobyMac and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  3. 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…

  4. Anthony D'Amato Signs With New West, Drops 'Ludlow': Exclusive Video Premiere

    November 25, 2013 2:00 PM EST Anthony D'Amato has a way with words. The folk singer has crafted a sideline as a publicist, working with some of the leading lights of rock and pop. Now, having signed a recording deal with New West, D'Amato is keen to break through as an artist in his own right. This fall, D'…

  5. Carlos Vives, Marc Anthony and Draco Rosa Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 22, 2013 12:40 AM EST The green carpet never happened as rain fell over Las Vegas, but there were no dampened spirits during the 14th edition of Latin Grammys which celebrated the well-known faces of music and some of the newer voices. More Latin Grammys Latin Grammys: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV Red…

  6. La Vida Bohème, Bajofondo Early Winners at Latin Grammys

    November 21, 2013 9:15 PM EST Despite rain and the cancellation of the famous green carpet, the 2013 Latin Grammy pre-telecast opened with a highly spirited performance by Venezuelan band La Vida Bohème, who later took the prize for best rock album. Sergio George was crowned producer of the year. The high-energy early…

  7. Miguel Bosé Accepts Latin Grammy Person of the Year at Star-Studded Gala

    November 21, 2013 1:12 PM EST The Latin Grammy Person of the Year gala -- like all events honoring any artist -- are complex affairs that require lots of juggling, maneuvering to accommodate everybody's needs and, to cap it all, the ability to reinvent a familiar repertoire in a way that surprises and captivates a…

  8. Laura Pausini Celebrates '20' Years of Hits: Watch a Track-By-Track Interview

    November 19, 2013 5:00 PM EST Italian diva Laura Pausini looks luminous and elegant during a promotional visit to Miami. The elegance is courtesy of fellow Italian designer Giorgio Armani who for years outfitted the singer, and who she now has returned to for a look that’s classic and harks back to the 70s (Pausini…

  9. Alejandro Sanz Awarded Berklee Honorary Doctorate

    November 06, 2013 11:16 PM EST Spanish pop sensation Alejandro Sanz stepped into a music school for the first time Wednesday and received an honorary doctorate degree from one of the world's foremost institutions devoted to his craft. Sanz accepted the honor from Berklee College of Music in Boston before more than 1…

  10. Latin Grammys Tap Juanes, Laura Pausini for Person of the Year Gala

    October 31, 2013 2:56 PM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Miguel Bosé, who is being honored as the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, will be in good company during his Las Vegas gala when some of the biggest stars in music pay tribute including Colombian singer Juanes, Italian songstress Laura Pausini and…

  11. 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…

  12. Hot Tours: Iron Maiden No. 1, Wraps Maiden England Tour

    October 17, 2013 7:38 PM EDT Veteran English metal band Iron Maiden has ended its Maiden England world tour that began in June 2012 and played in the Americas and Europe during the past two summers. Leading this week’s Hot Tours tally with $15.2 million in ticket sales, the band scores the top ranking with revenue…

  13. 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…

  14. Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa, Carlos Vives Among Latin Grammy Nominees

    September 25, 2013 12:10 PM EDT Pop music in various forms made a strong showing this year in the Latin Grammy nominations with familiar faces in the running including Colombian singer Carlos Vives, a leading contender with five nominations; Spanish star Alejandro Sanz and Mexican Latin alternative songstress Julieta…

  15. J Alvarez vs J Balvin: Which Reggaeton Star Has the Hotter Single?

    September 18, 2013 6:00 PM EDT 0 Does a reggaeton renaissance begin with the letter J? There are two "J"s in the top 10 of the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart: which artist is your favorite? What are the odds? Two urban artists who go by the initial J have been holding strong positions on the Latin Rhythm…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Alejandro Fernandez Announces U.S. Arena Tour

    September 06, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Backed by big screen images of the Mexican landscape and a robotic light show, singer Alejandro Fernandez -- whose "Confidencias" debuted at No. 1 this week on the Top Latin Albums -- will tour the U.S. this fall.  Fernandez will perform Sept. 15th in Las Vegas for his 11th annual…

  19. Alejandro Fernandez Posts His Biggest Sales Week Ever

    September 05, 2013 2:37 AM EDT Veteran Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez notches his best sales week in his 20-plus year career as his 15th studio album, "Confidencias," out on Universal Music Latino, debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums with 21,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set’s impressive…

  20. Elaín Q&A: Talking 'Sigueme' TV Show, New Album Progress With Cuban Singer

    August 29, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Since the beginning of the summer, Cuban singer/songwriter Elaín has been hosting "Sígueme," a one-hour reality show on Mega TV (Sundays, 8 p.m.) that delves into the inner-makings of artists and their music.  Elaín, who last year was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best New…

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