1. NBA Crowd Roars for Young Mariachi Targeted with Racist Tweets

    June 13, 2013 11:34 PM EDT An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance before Game 4 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on Thursday night. Sebastien De La Cruz, a mariachi singer who…

  2. Chart Highlights: Wale, Tiara Thomas Rule R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    April 29, 2013 5:25 PM EDT The rapper scores his second leader on the list, while Thomas hits No. 1 with her first entry. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk (as previously reported), Calvin Harris and Thompson Square. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  3. Bebo Valdés, Cuban Music Giant, Dies at 94

    March 22, 2013 8:06 PM EDT The pioneering musician was a founder of Latin jazz. Bebo Valdés was a big man whose music revealed a huge heart. The gentle giant of Cuban music, who died Friday (March 22) at age 94, was one of the founders of Latin jazz, and a pioneer in bringing Afro-Cuban sacred rhythms to popular…

  4. Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa and More to Headline Latin Songwriters Gala

    March 11, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Rubén Blades, Cristian Castro, Natalie Cole and Draco Rosa are among the artists set to perform at the Latin Songwriters Hall of fame first induction gala. The black tie event, celebrating the rich past and current popularity of Latin song, will take place April 23rd at Miami's New…

  5. Gloria Estefan Developing a Musical on Her Life

    February 05, 2013 7:00 PM EST Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio are hoping the rhythm is going to lead to Broadway. The duo on Tuesday announced that they've teamed up with the Nederlander Organization to try to create a musical based on their lives and take it to the Great White Way. "We are very excited…

  6. 615 Spotlight: Jason Castro Moves 'Mountain'

    January 02, 2013 11:10 AM EST Former 'American Idol' Finalist Releases Second Solo Album "American Idol" alum Jason Castro is counting down the days until the January 15 release of his new album, "Only A Mountain." "It's been quite some time since my debut came out, so I'm…

  7. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  8. 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…

  9. The Avett Brothers Gain Rick Rubin's Trust on 'The Carpenter'

    September 06, 2012 4:00 PM EDT "We felt like ['I and Love and You'] was boot camp, and with this record Rick was like, 'Do your own thing,'" says Seth Avett. After feeling "a little bit out of our element, a little unfamiliar with the territory" on 2009's lauded "I and Love…

  10. Tony Bennett To Release Latin Music 'Duets' Album in October

    August 02, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 'Viva Duets' to feature collaborations with Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Gloria Estefan and more. After a pair of "Duets" albums allowed Tony Bennett to revisit classic songs with the help of some younger stars, the 85-year-old singing legend is returning to the format, this…

  11. 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards Complete Winners List

    April 26, 2012 11:23 PM EDT Billboard Latin Music Awards WINNERS (GANADORES de Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2012) Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2012 Presentados por State Farm Producidos y Transmitidos por Telemundo Artist of the Year (Artista del Año) ♣ Prince Royce (TopStop) Artist of the Year,…

  12. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Don Omar, Prince Royce Win Big

    April 26, 2012 11:05 PM EDT In a year when Billboard's Latin charts were dominated by uptempo dance music and a slew of younger names, veteran hitmaker Don Omar and newcomer Prince Royce tied as the biggest winners at the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards, earning eight honors each. Complete Winners List Presented…

  13. 2012 Billboard Music Awards Finalists: Complete List

    April 19, 2012 7:35 PM EDT UPDATE 5/21: The Show Is Over! See FULL WINNERS LIST Here -- ALBUM AWARDS: Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele "21" Michael Buble "Christmas" Drake "Take Care" Lady Gaga "Born This Way" Lil Wayne "Tha Carter IV" Top Pop Album Adele "19"…

  14. Rocklahoma Lineup: Rob Zombie, Creed Performing

    April 04, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Megadeth and Slash Will Also Headline the Three-Day Fest Rob Zombie , Chickenfoot , Creed , Megadeth and Slash are among the headliners announced for this year's Rocklahoma festival, happening May 25-27 in Pryor, Okla. Tickets for the three-day fest go on sale April 13, for $60-$70 a day…

  15. Update: Beyonce Hospital Complaints Dismissed

    January 11, 2012 8:04 PM EST New York health officials have reviewed and dismissed complaints patients in a hospital neonatal unit were mistreated while Beyonce was giving birth there to her and Jay-Z's daughter. Health department spokesman Jeffrey Gordon says they received two complaints about Manhattan's…

  16. Ask Billboard: Are Chart Rule Changes Needed? Readers Respond, Continued

    January 07, 2012 1:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Just like our…

  17. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Gloria Estefan Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 21, 2011 3:40 PM EST chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 21: Gloria Estefan Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos…

  18. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Ne-Yo Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 20, 2011 3:45 PM EST chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 20: Ne-Yo Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos --- one…

  19. The Year in Latin: Shakira's Digital Domination

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST This year, Shakira didn't have the top-selling Latin album in the United States -- her "Sale el Sol" landed at No. 4 on the Top Latin Albums year-end chart. Nor did she land any singles within the top 10 on the year-end Hot Latin Songs recap. Year In Music Main Page: See All…

  20. 'Glee' Official: Ricky Martin & Gloria Estefan Join 'Spanglish Episode'

    December 05, 2011 5:00 PM EST Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan are confirmed to be joining "Glee" for an episode in the new year, according to the show's executive music producer Adam Anders. "We just announced Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan for a Spanglish episode," he told Billboard.com Sunday…

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