1. Desahogo

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Latin rap veteran Vico C has long straddled the divide between party reggaetón music and thoughtful rap. Latin rap veteran Vico C has long straddled the divide between party reggaetón music and thoughtful rap. On his latest album, "Desahogo," released in the midst of the current…

  2. Postal Service, Danger Mouse Rework 'Verve'

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Postal Service, Danger Mouse and RJD2 are among the acts that have remixed classics from the Verve Records catalog for "Verve Remixed 3." The Postal Service, Danger Mouse and RJD2 are among the acts that have remixed classics from the Verve Records catalog for "Verve…

  3. Alma Brasilera

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Alexandre Pires, a Brazilian superstar, won success in the Spanish-language marketplace with two albums of ballads and Latin pop. Now he's meeting fans midway. Alexandre Pires, a Brazilian superstar, won success in the Spanish-language marketplace with two albums of ballads and Latin pop…

  4. Gil, Fischer-Dieskau Win Polar Music Prize

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil and German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are the 2005 winners of the Polar Music Prize for their contributions to music. Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil and German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are the 2005 winners of the Polar Music Prize for…

  5. Amorosa

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of Yo-Yo Ma's Obrigado Brazil recordings have already been introduced to Brazilian singer/guitarist Rosa Passos. Fans of Yo-Yo Ma's Obrigado Brazil recordings have already been introduced to Brazilian singer/guitarist Rosa Passos. Now, she makes her Sony Classical debut with a…

  6. Producer Tom Capone Killed In Crash

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this year, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles early today (Sept. 2), hours after leaving the awards sho Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this…

  7. 70-Plus Artists Up For Shortlist Prize

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose latest albums made the "Longlist" of initial nominations for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize, which honors critically acc Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose…

  8. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

  9. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

  10. Maria Rita Steps Out Of Mother's Shadow

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. She is a member of one of the most hallowed pop music dynasties in Brazil. Her mother, Elis Regina, is widely considered the greatest Brazilian singer of all time. Her father, Cesar Camargo Mariano, is a renowned pianist/keyboardist/arranger…

  11. The Prince's 40-Year Reign: A Billboard Q&A

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In a long, storied career, José José -- whose fans refer to him as "El Príncipe de la Canción" (the Prince of Song) -- has won renown not just as one of the finest crooners in Mexican pop music but as one of the country's greatest…

  12. Cibelle

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This is Brazilian vocalist Cibelle's debut disc, which she co-produced with São Paulo-based trendsetter Apollo 9. This is Brazilian vocalist Cibelle's debut disc, which she co-produced with São Paulo-based trendsetter Apollo 9. For anyone whose idea of Brazilian pop music revolves…

  13. HOT LATIN TRACKS

    July 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/latintracks.jsp 1. Tu Amor O Tu Desprecio , Marco Antonio Solis 2. Tal Vez , Ricky Martin 3. Mariposa Traicionera , Mana 4. Fotografia , Juanes featuring Nelly Furtado 5. Si Te Dijeron , Gilberto Santa Rosa Issue date: July 12, 2003 News Ricky Martin , Juanes , Tal Vez ,…

  14. Jazz Flutist Herbie Mann Dies

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz flutist Herbie Mann, who became an international success by marrying Brazilian and African rhythms to mainstream jazz, has died at the age of 73 after a long battle with prostate cancer, a busine Jazz flutist Herbie Mann, who became an international success by marrying Brazilian and…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year battle with the disease. Crosby, who co-wrote many of the pop-metal band's best-known songs, is 42. 2002 - Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year…

  16. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the…

  17. 2003 Billboard Latin Music Award Winners

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Latin Music Award Winners Below are the winners of the 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented May 8 in Miami. The winners are determined by sales and airplay measured by Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, respectively, reflected in the Billboard charts…

  18. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Taking a closer look at what music is on TV for the week of May 5-11, 2003. Far be it from me to toot the Billboard horn, but it's easy to see that the "2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards" is one of the biggest Latin music events of the year. The star-studded event…

  19. Tunes On TV

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 5-11, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 5 "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Lifehouse, Method Man, GQ, Joey McIntyre, Tamyra Gray. "VH1 All Access: Sex & Rock 'n' Roll," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  20. Billboard Bits: BB Latin Awards, Robi Draco Rosa, Mogwai

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on BB Latin Awards, Robi Draco Rosa, Mogwai Actress Roselyn Sanchez, singer/actor Carlos Ponce, and actor Miguel Varoni have been tapped to host the 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The May 8 event at the Miami Arena will be taped for May 11 broadcast on Telemundo. As previously…

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