1. Samba Bossa Nova

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Antonio Carlos Jobim's incredible bossa nova, born of the samba, continues to attract musicians. Antonio Carlos Jobim's incredible bossa nova, born of the samba, continues to attract musicians. This compilation provides a major clue as to the present state of samba and bossa nova in…

  2. Albarn, Lambchop, Queens Cover The Kinks

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST Blur/Gorillaz principal Damon Albarn, Lambchop, Yo La Tengo, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jonathan Richman, Fountains Of Wayne, and Bebel Gilberto are among the acts that have recorded Kinks covers for "T Blur/Gorillaz principal Damon Albarn, Lambchop, Yo La Tengo, Queens Of The Stone Age,…

  3. Born on the 24th of July

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST British tunesmith/producer/DJ Charles Webster has been concocting beats and rhythms for dancefloors since the mid-'80s. British tunesmith/producer/DJ Charles Webster has been concocting beats and rhythms for dancefloors since the mid-'80s. In the past, he recorded under numerous…

  4. Listen.com Inks Indie Deals

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Online music company Listen.com has entered into content licensing deals with 19 independent labels for use of their music on Rhapsody, the on-demand streaming subscription service it is developing, B Online music company Listen.com has entered into content licensing deals with 19 independent…

  5. 'N Sync, Madonna, Backstreet Go Latin

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync, Madonna, Ricky Martin, and the Backstreet Boys all have contributed exclusive remix tracks to a new compilation due Oct. 30 from Maverick Musica, a new Latin imprint of Madonna's Maverick Rec 'N Sync, Madonna, Ricky Martin, and the Backstreet Boys all have contributed…

  6. Diana Krall's 'Look Of Love'

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Diana Krall, revered by critics and consumers alike as one of today's preeminent jazz singers, returns Sept. 18 with "The Look of Love" -- a Verve release that strives to broaden her creative palette Diana Krall, revered by critics and consumers alike as one of today's…

  7. First Titles Named To Latin Grammy Hall Of Fame

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Famed recordings from Antonio Carlos Jobim ("The Girl from Ipanema"), Santana ("Oye Como Va"), Joao Gilberto ("Chega da Saudade"), Javier Solis ("Sabor a Mi"), and Astor Piazzolla ("Adios Nonino") are Famed recordings from Antonio Carlos Jobim…

  8. Cuban Exiles OK Latin Grammy Plan

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Anti-Castro Cuban exile groups accepted a compromise plan yesterday (Aug. 19) that would allow them to demonstrate across the street from the Latin Grammy Awards in Miami next month. The city-brokered Anti-Castro Cuban exile groups accepted a compromise plan yesterday (Aug. 19) that would…

  9. Gil & Milton

    August 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Moments into opening track "Sebastian," all of the elements of a classic Brazilian album are in place: skipping samba rhythms, string arrangements (by Gil Jardim), an airy, cinematic cast, and the ent Moments into opening track "Sebastian," all of the elements of a classic…

  10. Juanes Leads Latin Grammy Noms With Seven

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Colombian Latin rock artist Juanes pulled down seven nominations for the second annual Latin Grammy Awards. Spanish pop artist Alejandro Sanz received five nods, while Aterciopelados, Gilberto Gil, Fi Colombian Latin rock artist Juanes pulled down seven nominations for the second annual Latin…

  11. 'Girl From Ipanema' Muse Target Of Lawsuit

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT She was tall and tan and young and lovely, just as the classic song she inspired says. But does that mean Helo Pinheiro has the right to use "The Girl From Ipanema" to promote herself? Not according t She was tall and tan and young and lovely, just as the classic song she inspired…

  12. Fonovisa To Produce Multi-Act Mexican Concert

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Leading Latin independent label Fonovisa is producing a July 1 mega-concert at Texas Stadium in Dallas, Billboard Bulletin reports. On the bill are top regional Mexican acts Los Tigres Del Norte, Band Leading Latin independent label Fonovisa is producing a July 1 mega-concert at Texas Stadium…

  13. Solis Reveals More Of His 'Soul'

    May 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT During his 25 years as a member of Los Bukis -- perhaps Mexico's best-known romantic <I>grupo</I> -- Marco Antonio Solis earned a reputation as a songwriter with a troubadour's knack for the vernacula During his 25 years as a member of Los Bukis -- perhaps Mexico's…

  14. Diversity Is Key At N.Y. SummerStage Series

    May 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Performances by Lyle Lovett, El Gran Combo, Basement Jaxx, Craig David, Living Colour, and Bebel Gilberto highlight the 16th season of New York's Central Park SummerStage concert series. This year's p Performances by Lyle Lovett, El Gran Combo, Basement Jaxx, Craig David, Living…

  15. Billboard Bits: Les Claypool, Ron Sexsmith, Starsailor

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, Ron Sexsmith, and Starsailor. Primus bassist/vocalist Les Claypool is taking his new band, the Frog Brigade, out on the road this summer for a series of dates with ex-Grateful Dead principal Phil Lesh. The trek comes in support of the Frog Brigade&…

  16. Center of the World

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Wayne Wang's new film, Center of the World, plunges the viewer into the sensuous swirl of a Las Vegas weekend with two people who barely know each other. Wayne Wang's new film, Center of the World, plunges the viewer into the sensuous swirl of a Las Vegas weekend with two people who…

  17. Hot Product

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing upcoming albums from the Billboard 2001 Latin Music Awards, Angie Martinez, David Gray, MJ Cole, Brooks & Dunn, and more. Hot Latin Sounds Christina Aguilera, Christian Castro, Luis Miguel, Carlos Vives, Son By Four, and Paulina Rubio are among the artists featured on BMG Latin…

  18. Top Stars Confirmed For Billboard Latin Awards"

    April 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Thalia, and Alejandro Fernandez are among the acts confirmed to perform at the eighth annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be taped April 26 at Miami's Jackie Gleaso Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Thalia, and Alejandro Fernandez are among the acts…

  19. Blades, Jobim Among Latin Hall Inductees

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/actor Ruben Blades and the late Antonio Carlos Jobim are among the artists who will be inducted into the International Latin Music Hall Of Fame (ILMHF) tonight (April 4) at the organization's t Singer/actor Ruben Blades and the late Antonio Carlos Jobim are among the artists who…

  20. King Britt 'Re-Members' The '80s

    March 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST Four years after its release, King Britt Presents Sylk 130's debut, "When the Funk Hits The Fan" (Ovum/RuffHouse/Columbia), remains one of those musically solid discs that we find ourselves Four years after its release, King Britt Presents Sylk 130's debut, "When the…

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