1. Illya Kuryaki Wins Big at Argentina's Premios Gardel

    August 22, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas, the funky rap-rock duo comprised of Dante Spinetta and Emmanuel Horvilleur, were the big winners at the Premios Gardel in Buenos Aires last night (Aug. 21). They won five awards, more than any other artist, for their album, "Chances," released…

  2. Ol' Dirty Bastard To Be Played By 'The Wire's' Omar

    March 22, 2012 3:35 PM EDT Michael K. Williams, the actor best known for portraying Baltimore gunslinger Omar Little on the HBO drama "The Wire," has signed on to play deceased Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard in a forthcoming film titled "Dirty White Boy." According to Deadline, the drama…

  3. Calle 13, "Entren los Que Quieran"

    December 03, 2010 3:39 PM EST By putting an illustration of a bomb on the cover of its latest album, "Entren los Que Quieran," and appearing as terrorists disguised as nuns in a violent video for first single "Calma Pueblo," Calle 13 simultaneously exceeded and parodied its reputation as provocateur.…

  4. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Blogs About LeBron, 'Glee' Wins Do Something Award

    July 20, 2010 7:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne Blogs About LeBron James Lil Wayne shared his thoughts on LeBron James joining the Miami Heat on WeezyThankYou.com today (July 20). "Oh Lebron!" exclaimed the rapper and dedicated sports buff on…

  5. Shocked Completes Diverse Album Trio

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked will release three albums June 7 on her own Mighty Sound label through RED Distribution. Singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked will release three albums June 7 on her own Mighty Sound label through RED Distribution. "I'm not gonna try to convince…

  6. South By Southwest Diary: March 19

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the fourth and final installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and media…

  7. 2004 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards winners Here are the winners for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, presented Aug. 29 in Miami. Best group video: "It's My Life," No Doubt. Best male video: "Yeah!," Usher. Best video of the year: "Hey Ya!," OutKast. BEst female…

  8. Espíritu Vivo

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Like its predecessors on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, the latest effort by Peruvian sensation Susana Baca reflects the artist's ongoing fascination with her country's black music heritage, which tra Like its predecessors on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, the latest…

  9. Susana Baca Brings Sept. 11 Into The Studio

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Afro-Peruvian music pioneer Susana Baca has always been the kind of artist who performs better in front of a crowd. Knowing this, she, producer Craig Street, and the folks at Luaka Bop Records decided Afro-Peruvian music pioneer Susana Baca has always been the kind of artist who performs…

  10. Medeski, Martin & Wood: An 'Uninvisible' Trio

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST According to Chris Wood, bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood, the title of the trio's 10th album, "Uninvisible" (due April 9 via Blue Note) is "a bit like a Rorschach test -- it means different thi According to Chris Wood, bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood, the…

  11. Paulina Rubio Aims To Cross Over

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Latin star Paulina Rubio plans to follow her successful "Paulina" album with an English-language album, and has just kicked off a U.S. tour. When Paulina Rubio was a little girl, she asked for permission to redecorate the house while her mother -- Mexican film star Susana Dosamantes…

  12. Alternate Juror Would Have Found Puffy Innocent

    March 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST As jurors began a second day of deliberating weapons charges today (March 15) against Sean ''Puffy'' Combs in New York, an alternate juror said she would have found the rap mogul innocent. Aurora Garc As jurors began a second day of deliberating weapons charges today …

  13. Los Super Seven Regroups On 'Canto'

    March 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST With its new-model takes on border-town ballads and fiesta classics, Tex-Mex supergroup Los Super Seven -- comprising Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Rick Trevino, Flaco Jimenez, Joe Ely, With its new-model takes on border-town ballads and fiesta classics, Tex-Mex supergroup…

  14. Los Super Seven Regroups On 'Canto'

    March 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST A reconfigured version of Los Super Seven returns March 13 with the Columbia/Legacy album "Canto," whose songs can be traced to far-flung corners of the Latin diaspora -- incorporating Cuban and South With its new-model takes on border-town ballads and fiesta classics, Tex-Mex…