1. Carlos Vives and Shakira Share Cover Art for New Single 'La Bicicleta': First Look

    May 24, 2016 9:00 AM EDT Forget that leaked snippet from a week ago . The real version of “La Bicicleta” (The Bicycle) , the new single by Colombian stars Carlos Vives and Shakira , will drop this Friday (May 27). Meantime, here’s the single cover art. It's a vintage-style photo that looks like an old vinyl…

  2. Andrés Castro Renews Contract With Sony/ATV: Exclusive

    May 23, 2016 3:44 PM EDT Songwriter producer Andrés Castro, who in the past year has co-written many of Carlos Vives’ greatest hits, has renewed his contract with Sony/ATV’s Latin division. Under the new deal, Castro and his publishing company, Baluarte, will continue to be represented worldwide by Sony/ATV, whose…

  3. Carlos Vives & Shakira's 'La Bicicleta' Leak Is 'Not the Final Version,' Label & Management Say

    May 18, 2016 5:49 PM EDT A clip of “La Bicicleta” (The Bicycle), the new single by Carlos Vives and Shakira , has leaked online, and neither artist's management nor label Sony Music Latin are very happy about it. Carlos Vives Teams Up With Shakira for New Song 'La Bicicleta': Exclusive "We are…

  4. Carlos Vives Live In Miami: A Colombian Hero's Welcome to a Vallenato Beat

    May 09, 2016 12:38 AM EDT The bigger Carlos Vives becomes at an international level, the tighter his connection with his native Colombia. On May 6 at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena, Vives paid a no-holds-barred musical and visual homage to his home country, in a relentlessly upbeat and achingly sentimental show where…

  5. Coca-Cola Cowboys (and Cowgirls) Get Their Share of New Soda Campaign

    April 27, 2016 9:07 AM EDT Hits by Jimmy Wayne, Willie Nelson and Taylor Swift appear on Coke cans, bottles. As a homeless teenager, singer-songwriter Jimmy Wayne ’s life turned around when he met an elderly woman, Bea Costner , who hired him to cut her lawn every week. She would compensate him with $20 and a Coca-Cola…

  6. Carlos Vives, Marc Anthony, Pitbull & More: What's Your Favorite Latin Bromance? Vote!

    April 08, 2016 7:01 PM EDT The special bond that artists like Carlos Vives and Marc Anthony or Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias share with one another can be summed up in one simple term: bromance. Hear Pitbull's New Song 'Messin' Around' Feat. Enrique Iglesias From musical collaborations to touring…

  7. Pitbull, Robin Thicke and Aerosmith's guitarist Joe Perry To Perform at Premio Lo Nuestro 2016

    February 11, 2016 7:58 PM EST Carlos Vives to be Honored In Colombian Extravaganza Two musical moments have been added to the line up of 2016 Premio Lo Nuestro. The first one is by rapper Pitbull , who'll be performing "Bad Men" with singer/songwriter Robin Thicke and the lead guitarist of Aerosmith , Joe…

  8. Billboard's Latin Power Players List's Top Managers Dish on the Meaning of Power

    August 04, 2015 12:55 PM EDT The artists get all the press. And behind them, the managers wield the power. Among Billboard's Latin Power Players , the list's five marquee managers -- Fernando Giaccardi, Walter Kolm, Johnny Marines, Angelo Medina and Alex Mizrahi -- may like to keep a low profile, but their…

  9. From Shakira to Maluma: Celebrate Colombian Independence Day With 10 Artists We Love

    July 20, 2015 3:50 PM EDT Happy birthday, Colombia! On this day in 1810 the country marked its independence from Spanish rule. But equally worthy of celebration is its music. Whether it’s the queen of Latin pop, Shakira , or the country’s latest Latin urban export, Maluma , Colombia has some of the best music around.…

  10. What's the Hottest Latin Urban Summer Anthem? Vote for Your Favorite!

    June 24, 2015 2:00 PM EDT It’s officially getting hot in here. But what’s summer without a little romance -- and, in some cases, a little dirty dancing? As we embark on what is sure to be one of the hottest summers on record (thank you, mankind and global warming), help us decide which song deserves to be crowned the…

  11. Carlos Vives Gathers Latin Music Superstars for Massive 'Vives & Friends' Concert in Bogotá

    June 17, 2015 8:10 PM EDT Carlos Vives has a lot of famous friends, and he’s not shy about showing them off. In a social media campaign meant to build hype and drive sales for his Más Corazón Profundo tour, the Colombian tropi-pop king has been unveiling the musical guests who will join him for a special concert…

  12. Colombian Collective Chocquibtown Finds Its Sweet Spot on ‘El Mismo’: Album Review

    May 27, 2015 2:50 PM EDT Chocquibtown hails from Colombia's rural Pacific coast, but honed its sound in Cali, a gritty city, and one can hear both in the trio's music: a melange of hip-hop, reggaeton, electronica, ska, Afro-Latin rhythms and rapper-singer Goyo Martinez's soulful charisma. It's a…

  13. Carlos Vives Shines at Sold-Out Miami Show: Watch Him Sing With 4-Year-Old Fan

    December 08, 2014 2:19 PM EST It's a raucous party at AmericanAirlines Arena, even with nostalgia & tears. For all its danceability and party ambience, Carlos Vives ' brand of folk/rock/pop is impregnated with melancholia. It's no accident that Gabriel García Márquez and his magical realism and Vives…

  14. Calle 13, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias & More Find Their Political Voices at 2014 Latin Grammys

    November 22, 2014 11:00 AM EST Calle 13, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias, Lila Downs and more speak out during the ceremony. It was admittedly a bizarre sight. Thousands of elegantly attired people, including some of Latin music’s biggest stars, sitting at an arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 20 for what was supposed to be the…

  15. Pitbull, Don Omar, Carlos Vives & More to Play L.A.’s Calibash Festival In January

    November 15, 2014 4:00 PM EST L.A.'s Staples Center will host the Latin music festival on Jan. 24. Pitbull ,  Don Omar , Carlos Vives , Tego Calderon , Wisin ,  Plan B ,  J Alvarez ,  Farruko ,  3BallMTY ,  Gente de Zona  and  Maluma will perform at the Calibash festival, set for Jan. 24 at the Staples Center in…

  16. Corner Office: Afo Verde, Head of Sony Latin, on Ricky Martin, His Producer Roots and Argentine Pride

    October 20, 2014 11:46 AM EDT The 50 or so ­employees at Sony Music Entertainment’s Miami headquarters are used to seeing Afo Verde walk briskly, fitting for a part-time soccer player. But today, he limps, still recovering from a 3-month-old ankle fracture sustained during his company’s weekly soccer match. “I’d love…

  17. Calle 13 Lead Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 24, 2014 7:49 AM EDT Perennial Latin Grammy favorites Calle 13 once again topped the list of nominees for the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards, notching nine nods. Eduardo Cabra , one half of the Puerto Rican rap duo, was the overall leader with 10 nods, thanks to his work with Calle 13 and as a producer on…

  18. Carlos Vives to Play for 200,000+ Fans During Five-City Colombia Tour

    September 11, 2014 4:25 PM EDT Two years ago, Colombian folk/pop fusion master Carlos Vives had no label, no tour and hadn't released an album in nearly a decade. What a difference a year makes. Carlos Vives & Marc Anthony Team for Tropical No. 1 In 2013, Vives released Corazón Profundo under a new label, Sony…

  19. Pepe Aguilar & Carlos Vives Among Hispanic Heritage Awards Honorees

    August 28, 2014 4:54 PM EDT Regional Mexican crooner Pepe Aguilar and Colombian singer Carlos Vives are among the honorees being celebrated at the Hispanic Heritage Awards on Sept. 18. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has announced that the entertainers, among others, will be honored at the Warner Theatre in Washington,…

  20. Enrique Iglesias’ Tops Tropical Songs With 'Bailando'

    June 26, 2014 9:08 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias lands his seventh No. 1 on Tropical Songs, as his summertime hit "Bailando" featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona steps 2-1 on the Nielsen BDS-based airplay chart. The song is up by 2 percent in plays at the format in the week ending June 22. Enrique Iglesias…

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