1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Almost-Heatseeker Graduates & Kenny Chesney

    January 22, 2013 10:05 AM EST In this week's mailbag, your assistance is required when it comes to remembering solo hits which probably should've been billed as duets. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  5. Lady Gaga Brings 'Born This Way Ball' to Los Angeles: Live Review

    January 21, 2013 10:30 AM EST "I would like you all to have a Lady Gaga hangover in the morning," the pop star told the Staples Center crowd. Lady Gaga brought her "Born This Way Ball" to L.A.'s Staples Center on Sunday night (Jan. 20) for the first of two back-to-back shows at the venue, and…

  6. Jenni Rivera's Makeup Artist's Estate Files Legal Petition After Fatal Crash

    January 03, 2013 8:14 PM EST A petition for discovery on behalf of the estate of a traveling companion of regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera has been filed to seek information from Learjet about the plane, owner, operators and maintenance of the Learjet 25 that crashed minutes after departing from Monterrey, Mexico.…

  7. Chart Highlights: Phillip Phillips Makes History On Adult Pop Songs

    December 17, 2012 5:30 PM EST The singer is the first 'American Idol' champion to send a debut single to No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs, where 'Home' hikes 2-1. Plus, new No. 1s from Ellie Goulding and Steven Curtis Chapman. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  8. Jenni Rivera Crash Investigation Raises Startling Legal Questions Over Airplane, Owner and Pilot

    December 12, 2012 8:32 PM EST Jenni Rivera was "in the final stages" of buying the Lear Jet on which she and six others were killed Sunday when the plane crashed in Mexico, according to Christian E. Esquino Nuñez, who, the Los Angeles Times reported, identified himself as the operations manager of Starwood…

  9. Jenni Rivera Plane Crash: DNA Tests Begin

    December 11, 2012 4:25 PM EST Mexican authorities were performing DNA tests Tuesday on remains believed to belong to Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera and six other people killed when her plane went down in northern Mexico. Investigators said it would take days to piece together the wreckage of the plane…

  10. Chart Highlights: will.i.am, Britney Spears Bound Onto Pop Songs Chart

    December 10, 2012 4:45 PM EST Dropkick Murphys, meanwhile, bring their brand of holiday cheer to the Alternative Songs tally. 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…

  11. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  12. Latin Grammys: Carla Morrison's F-Bomb, 3BallMTY Launching Label + More Backstage Moments

    November 16, 2012 8:40 AM EST The Latin Grammy Awards rocked Las Vegas on Thursday night , with dazzling performances by Pitbull and Alejandro Sanz among others, plus big wins by lovable Mexican pop duo Jesse & Joy. But not everything during the broadcast, so here are highlights from backstage. Joy to the World: Eat…

  13. Jesse & Joy Are Big Winners at Latin Grammy Awards

    November 16, 2012 1:05 AM EST Mexican pop/rock duo Jesse & Joy ran away with the night as four-time winners of the Latin Grammy Awards, taking home trophies for best record, song and contemporary pop vocal album. "Thanks to the best fans in the world," said Jessie, who with his sister also won for best short…

  14. Latin Grammy Awards Predictions: Ricardo Arjona, Alejandro Sanz + More

    November 14, 2012 3:30 PM EST As is our tradition, here are our yearly predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15, in key categories. This year presents a challenge, as for the first time, there are 10 contenders in each of the main categories (which we think is akin to giving 10th place medals, but that…

  15. Chart Highlights: Carly Rae Jepsen Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs

    November 12, 2012 4:15 PM EST The singer's follow-up to 'Call Me Maybe' and 'Good Time' enters the list at No. 40. Plus, Luke Bryan logs his fifth No. 1 on Country Airplay, where Carrie Underwood's new single debuts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  16. Lady Gaga Turned Down Madonna Duet

    November 07, 2012 9:05 AM EST Mama Monster has declined an invitation to perform with the Material Girl. It's been a less than stellar year for diva-diva relations, especially between Madonna and Lady Gaga, who have spent the last 12 months trading snipes at one another at various concert stops around the globe. In…

  17. Chart Highlights: Tegan And Sara Get 'Closer' With Alternative

    November 05, 2012 5:35 PM EST Almost eight years after first appearing on Billboard charts, the twin sister duo scores its first Alternative Songs entry with 'Closer.' 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…

  18. Draco Rosa Delays Duets Album

    October 16, 2012 8:55 AM EDT The release of "Vida," an album of songs composed by Robi Draco Rosa and sung by the artist in duet with many of Latin music's biggest stars, has been postponed until February, according to Sony Music. The record had been set for a November 13 street date. The first single, …

  19. Heart Struts Rock New and Vintage in Bethlehem, Pa.

    October 15, 2012 12:12 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION Heart Struts Rock New and Vintage at Sands Heart still rocks. Period. Armed with four decades of music -- including plenty of well-received tunes from brand new album "Fanatic" -- sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson showed off this fact Saturday night (Oct. 13) at…

  20. Alejandro Sanz Q&A: On 'Big' New Album, Reality TV & Surrounding Himself With Women on Tour

    September 25, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Alejandro Sanz -- the top-selling act in Spain's history -- has released "La Música No Se Toca" (Music Is Not To Be Touched), his 12th studio album and his first on Universal Music Latino. Release of the set, produced by Sanz with Julio Reyes-Copello, comes after Sanz's…

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