1. Eminem Returning to 'SNL' In November

    October 16, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Eminem will make his sixth trip to Studio 8H as musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" on Nov. 2, NBC announced on Wednesday. The Detroit rapper's performance will hype his eighth studio album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," out Nov. 5, and viewers should expect to…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Sony Worldwide Signs Multi-Market Deal for Justin Timberlake's Neil Bogart Biopic

    May 15, 2013 5:30 AM EDT On the eve of the Cannes Film Market, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has struck a multi-territory deal for Foresight Unlimited’s Neil Bogart biopic "Spinning Gold," headlining Justin Timberlake as the infamous record executive who was closely aligned with the rise of disco.…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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