1. Charli XCX Gives Surprise Performance at High School Dance

    October 23, 2014 5:16 AM EDT Charli XCX took a break from touring Wednesday night to perform at an unlikely venue: a high school gymnasium. The chart-topping 22-year-old pop star delivered the tunes "I Love It," "Fancy" and "Boom Clap" to a crowd of excited high school students at Aspire…

  2. Bogota Music Market: 5 to Watch

    September 16, 2014 3:38 PM EDT Colombia is bursting at the seams with music. Bogota Music Market Highlights Burgeoning Colombian Music Scene At the recent Bogota Music Market (BOmm), which took place Sept. 11 and 12 in Colombia's capital, some 16 acts performed for an audience of nearly 1,000 artists, managers,…

  3. Ask Billboard: How Has Enrique Iglesias' 'Bailando' Become Such A Big Hit?

    July 27, 2014 8:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag: Industry execs analyze the song's barrier-breaking explosion. Plus, magic chart moves, Hilary Duff's best sellers & Tom Petty favorites As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  4. La Ley Returns to Bring 'Sexy' Back to Latin Rock (Exclusive Q&A)

    May 15, 2014 2:03 PM EDT After a 10-year Absence, the Chilean Rockers Give their First English-language Interview to Billboard Back in February of 2005, La Ley, Chile’s best-known rock export, played together for the last time at the Latin Grammys. It was a farewell with loads of emotion but little fanfare.…

  5. Top 10 Regional Mexican Musicians 2009-2014: A Cinco De Mayo Celebration

    May 05, 2014 10:34 AM EDT Happy Cinco de Mayo! To celebrate, we went back five years (get it?) on our Regional Mexican Albums and Regional Mexican Airplay charts — from May 2, 2009 through May 3, 2014 — and ranked the top 10 artists, based on a formula incorporating accumulated radio and sales for the period. So, sip…

  6. Beyonce, Beyonce: Track-By-Track Review

    December 13, 2013 3:53 PM EST "I see music," Beyoncé said in a video on her Facebook page, dubbed "Self-Titled, Part 1," just minutes after her surprise announcement of "Beyoncé," her fifth album. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a…

  7. Carlos Vives, Marc Anthony and Draco Rosa Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 22, 2013 12:40 AM EST The green carpet never happened as rain fell over Las Vegas, but there were no dampened spirits during the 14th edition of Latin Grammys which celebrated the well-known faces of music and some of the newer voices. More Latin Grammys Latin Grammys: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV Red…

  8. La Vida Bohème, Bajofondo Early Winners at Latin Grammys

    November 21, 2013 9:15 PM EST Despite rain and the cancellation of the famous green carpet, the 2013 Latin Grammy pre-telecast opened with a highly spirited performance by Venezuelan band La Vida Bohème, who later took the prize for best rock album. Sergio George was crowned producer of the year. The high-energy early…

  9. Sean Paul, Victoria Justice Rock Zumba Fitness Concert in Orlando

    August 16, 2013 12:55 PM EDT More than 8,000 Zumba instructors and enthusiasts rocked -- or rather, did their Zumba moves -- to live performances by Sean Paul, Victoria Justice, Brazilian Claudia Leitte, and a slew of up and comers during the annual Zumba Fitness Concert held as part of the Zumba Instructor Convention…

  10. Zumba Fitness-Concert Live Stream: Sean Paul, Victoria Justice & More 8/15 at 8pm ET

    August 08, 2013 9:57 AM EDT Watch the concert live streamed right here tonight (Aug. 15). Get ready to dance: Sean Paul, Victoria Justice, Claudia Leitte and more are performing at the Zumba Fitness-Concert Thursday night (August 15) and you can watch all of the action live streamed on Billboard.com. The…

  11. Wisin & Yandel Named Newest Coaches on 'La Voz…Mexico'

    July 01, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Reggaeton stars Wisin & Yandel have been named coaches for the third season of the Mexico's popular version of "The Voice." The Puerto Rico natives, who have collaborated with some of the biggest names in music such as Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin and T-Pain, are the…

  12. Lil Jon Joins Zumba Fitness With Single, Upcoming Nightclub Series

    February 20, 2013 5:43 AM EST Entertainer Pitbull has done it and so has reggaeton singer Don Omar. Now DJ and rapper Lil Jon is joining Zumba Fitness with an upcoming new single and a nightclub series launching in April for the exercise brand which has inspired millions globally to move and sweat while music executives…

  13. Jenni Rivera Plane Crash: Celebrities React on Twitter

    December 09, 2012 7:15 PM EST When a small plane carrying Jenni Rivera went missing on Sunday (December 9), stars began to tweet their support and prayers for the Mexican-American singer. Now, as Mexican officials have confirmed that the remains of the airplane have been found and there was no evidence of survivors,…

  14. 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…

  15. Latin Grammy Awards: Juan Luis Guerra, Arturo Sandoval, Don Omar Among Pre-Telecast Winners

    November 15, 2012 8:48 PM EST The 13th annual Latin Grammy pre-telecast opened with a soothing ballad by Peruvian singer Gian Marco Zignago and Cuban crooner Amaury Gutierrez in a early awards showcase that set the tone for some of the most celebrated music of the year. During the ceremony at the House of Blues at the…

  16. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  17. State of Independence: 15 Artists Impacting the Indie Scene

    July 01, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Every indie artist, band and label is independent in its own way. The strategies for success are as varied as the styles of music, the executives and the attitudes -- these are the very states of independence. Labels and artists from Texas to Denver to Missouri to Los Angeles; genres from…

  18. Céu Sings Praises Of Motherhood On 'Vagarosa'

    July 17, 2009 2:06 PM EDT If Céu had her way, everyone would be just a little bit lazier. The Brazilian singer/songwriter hails a life of leisure on her second studio album, "Vagarosa," released July 7 on Six Degrees Records. The album was inspired in part by her 10-month-old daughter, Rosa. "It's…

  19. Ceu, "Vagarosa"

    July 13, 2009 12:20 PM EDT The Brazilian singer/songwriter Céu debuted in 2007 with a self-titled album that drew critical favor and made her an immediate player in the Brazilian music scene. She returns with "Vagarosa," a collection of 13 tunes that will surely further her rise in the Brazilian pop world.…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett dies in Cambridge, England at the age of 60, due to complications from diabetes. 2006 - Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett dies in Cambridge, England at the age of 60, due to complications from diabetes. 2001 - Folk…

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