1. Ask Billboard: Who's Sold More, Katy Perry Or Lady Gaga?

    August 23, 2013 11:05 AM EDT What else would we talk about this week? Plus, more tributes following Madonna's birthday and hits that have made second encores on Billboard charts As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Charly García: The Billboard Q&A

    August 13, 2013 3:00 PM EDT The storied Argentine rocker spoke exclusively to Billboard Argentina for the cover story of the magazine's debut issue. Translated by Judy Cantor-Navas In contrast to more chaotic days when Charly himself would answer the phone in his legendary apartment at the corner of Coronel…

  5. Alejandro Sanz joins Greenpeace Arctic Expedition

    July 16, 2013 8:44 PM EDT Spanish pop star in Greenland to call attention to effects of climate change. Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz said “see you soon” to his nearly 10 million Twitter fans Monday as he headed to the Apusiaajik glacier in Greenland’s artic. Sanz traveled with an expedition to demonstrate the…

  6. Carla Morrison Sings in English, Talks 'The Truth' Song at 'DIY 2.0' Panel

    July 13, 2013 11:43 AM EDT Mexican-born Carla Morrison, wildly successful in her native country, returned to the 14th edition of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) this week in New York. “It’s not always about the song,” Morrison declared during the "DIY 2.0" panel, referring to the use of…

  7. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke 'Lines' Up At No. 1 On Pop Songs

    July 08, 2013 4:15 PM EDT At four weeks atop the Hot 100 and counting, Thicke scores his first Pop Songs chart leader. Plus, new No. 1s for Jennifer Lopez and La Arrolladora Banda el Limon Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  8. Jenni Rivera, Don Omar & Lucenzo Lead 2013 Mid-Year SoundScan Latin Charts

    July 03, 2013 5:50 PM EDT Jenni Rivera's death in December of 2012 hugely impacted this year’s Latin music sales. At the mid-year point (through the week ending June 30, 2012), she holds five of the top 10 biggest-selling Latin albums in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. Further, the top four…

  9. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man' Tops Adult Contemporary

    June 17, 2013 6:10 PM EDT The singer/songwriter returns to the chart's summit for the first time since he led with 'Just the Way You Are' in 2011. Plus, new No. 1s for Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  10. Alejandro Sanz Karaoke? There's an App for That

    June 11, 2013 3:45 PM EDT With a new karaoke app for Alejandro Sanz's song "La Música No Se Toca," fans of the Spanish star can record covers of the title track of his 2012 album, which spent 23 weeks on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, and is currently at No. 14. Students from The Berklee…

  11. Vicente Fernandez Breaks Record

    May 16, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Vicente Fernandez, currently celebrating his 45th year in the business with a farewell tour, breaks the record for most top 10s for a solo act on Top Latin Albums. His latest set "Hoy" enters at No. 3.  The album becomes his 22nd top 10, breaking the tie that he previously held…

  12. Alejandro Sanz Lights-Up Nokia Theatre on His 'La Música No Se Toca' Tour: Review

    May 03, 2013 2:54 AM EDT Alejandro Sanz graciously walked onto the stage at Nokia Theatre looking every bit ready for a voracious audience wanting, leaning and feeling his every step. They devoured his every syllable as the crooner opened his U.S. tour in Los Angeles. Fans could not, would not, sit still.   From…

  13. Billboard Latin Music Awards 2013: Winners List

    April 25, 2013 11:00 PM EDT The 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards lit up Miami on Thursday, April 25, with Don Omar and the late Jenni Rivera coming away as the night's biggest winners. Check out a full list of winners below: Full List of Winners (in Red): Artist of the Year: Don Omar Prince Royce Jenni Rivera…

  14. Chart Highlights: Avril Lavigne 'Never' Lands On Pop Songs

    April 15, 2013 3:08 PM EDT Lavigne and Selena Gomez preview forthcoming albums with debuts on Pop Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Bruno Mars, Lady Antebellum and more. 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…

  15. Draco Rosa and Maná Performing Together at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 08, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Mexico's most successful rock band Maná and award-winning singer/songwriter Draco Rosa will debut their single"Penelope" at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25. Presented by State Farm, the program will air at 7 p.m. EST/6 CT live from BankUnited Center at the…

  16. Jay-Z and Beyonce Invade Cuba to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary

    April 04, 2013 2:27 PM EDT Beyonce and Jay-Z caused a big stir in Havana as they marked their fifth wedding anniversary Thursday. R&B's power couple was mobbed by dozens of well-wishers at the renowned restaurant La Guarida on Wednesday night, and police had to step in to keep the crowds at bay. La…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Miguel 'Adorn's No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay For 20th Week: Weekly Chart Notes

    January 25, 2013 6:24 PM EST A look at other songs to rule Billboard radio charts for at least 20 frames, as well as what makes Miguel's smash so durable. Miguel's "Adorn" joins an elite group of hits to have led a Billboard airplay ranking for a whopping 20 weeks or more, as his smooth ballad tops…

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