1. Juanes' Cuba Concert Draws Huge Crowd In Havana

    September 21, 2009 8:51 AM EDT Hundreds of thousands of Cubans flocked to sprawling Revolution Plaza on Sunday for an open-air "peace concert" headlined by Colombian rocker Juanes , an event criticized by some Cuban-Americans who say the performers were lending support to the island's communist government…

  2. Juanes' Cuba Concert Details Announced

    September 10, 2009 4:41 PM EDT An international lineup of Latin acts will join Colombian rocker Juanes at his controversial "Paz Sin Fronteras" (Peace Without Borders) concert, scheduled for Havana, Cuba Sept. 20. The free concert, which coincides with the United Nations' International Day of Peace, will…

  3. Colombian Singer Juanes Receives Threats Over Cuba Concert

    August 21, 2009 12:15 PM EDT Latin pop singer Juanes considered canceling a Sept. 20 concert in Cuba because he received what he felt were threatening messages on his Twitter account, according to a police report. The 17-time Latin Grammy winner is scheduled to hold his Paz Sin Fronteras - Peace Without Borders - concert…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Selena Gomez, Jordin Sparks

    August 13, 2009 4:04 PM EDT HIGH COUNTRY WORK WHERE?: Sugarland and Gloriana not only make splashy chart entrances with their new albums, the acts combine to achieve feats never before accomplished in the 18-year Nielsen SoundScan era on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. On the Billboard 200, Sugarland, the duo of…

  5. Tommy Castro, "Hard Believer"

    August 11, 2009 3:35 PM EDT Although the critical kudos and myriad music awards that journeyman blues-rocker Tommy Castro has earned during his lengthy career haven't yet elevated him to the level of Buddy Guy or Stevie Ray Vaughan , the Bay Area guitarist remains a reliable fixture on the contemporary blues scene.…

  6. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z

    July 02, 2009 5:15 PM EDT FIT FOR A KING: Just as he did in his life, Michael Jackson continues to break Billboard chart records. Following his passing June 25, Jackson's music floods Billboard's Top Pop Catalog, Top Comprehensive Albums and Hot Digital Songs charts. The King of Pop commands the entire the…

  7. Ask Billboard: Paulina Rubio, Black Eyed Peas, Marvin Gaye

    June 12, 2009 3:17 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PAULINA POWER Hola Gary! My e-mail is regarding Paulina Rubio's…

  8. Cheap Trick To Do 'Sgt. Pepper' In Vegas Run

    June 12, 2009 1:14 PM EDT Cheap Trick wants you to want to hear the Beatles. Las Vegas Hilton officials say the 80s rock group best known for "I Want You to Want Me" will band with an orchestra to perform the one of the Beatles' most popular albums during a special run in Las Vegas. Hotel spokesman Ira…

  9. Ask Billboard: Fleetwood Mac, Kristinia DeBarge, Chicago

    May 15, 2009 4:51 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. BATTLE OF THE BANDS Hi Gary, I was wondering if you could help me win a bet I…

  10. Chart Beat: Lady GaGa, "Now 30", Taylor Swift

    April 02, 2009 12:22 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. SPIN THOSE…

  11. March 6, 2009

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Peggy DeCastro of the DeCastro Sisters dies of lung cancer at the age of 82. 2000 – Bonnie Raitt, Earth, Wind & Fire, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Lovin’ Spoonful and the Moonglows are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Clapton is the first musician to be inducted three…

  12. Chart Beat: Eminem, Melinda Doolittle, Chris Sligh, Jennifer Hudson

    February 12, 2009 12:54 PM EST 'BOTTLE' ROCKETS TO NO. 1: The calendar year isn't even two months old, but for the second time in 2009, a song has catapulted to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 from the bottom 25 positions. Just two weeks after Kelly Clarkson set the all-time record by teleporting 97-1 with …

  13. India.Arie Readies Next 'Testimony'

    December 29, 2008 1:44 PM EST India.Arie's second volume in her series of "Testimony" albums, "Love & Politics," will arrive Feb. 10 from Universal Republic. The lead single, "Chocolate High," features Musiq Soulchild, while second single "Therapy" features Jamaican roots…

  14. Juanes Wins Big At Latin Grammy Awards

    November 14, 2008 2:51 PM EST Commercial success stories triumphed over critical darlings at the 2008 Latin Grammys, with Juanes , Julieta Venegas , Wisin & Yandel, Flex and Kany Garcia emerging victorious during ninth annual awards in Houston. Colombian pop/rock star Juanes won for Album of the Year and Best Male Pop…

  15. Juanes Wins Big At Latin Grammy Awards

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Commercial success stories triumphed over critical darlings at the 2008 Latin Grammys, with Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Wisin & Yandel, Flex and Kany Garcia emerging victorious during ninth annual aw Commercial success stories triumphed over critical darlings at the 2008 Latin Grammys, with…

  16. George, Wisin & Yandel Win Early Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2008 2:11 PM EST Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton hitmakers Wisin & Yandel were early winners tonight (Nov. 13) at the 9th annual Latin Grammy awards, presented at Houston's Toyota Center. On the strength of his work on Marc Anthony's "El Cantante" soundtrack and…

  17. George, Wisin & Yandel Win Early Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton hitmakers Wisin & Yandel were early winners tonight (Nov. 13) at the 9th annual Latin Grammy awards, presented at Houston's Toyota Center. Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton hitmakers Wisin & Yandel were early…

  18. Kara DioGuardi Named New 'Idol' Judge

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in January 2009. Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in January 2009. DioGuardi, whose work includes…

  19. Idols Live / July 31, 2008 / Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There couldn't be a better mantra than "practice makes perfect" for the "American Idol" contestants. Although these kids are a far cry from perfection, by the time the top 10 head out on tour after th There couldn't be a better mantra than "practice makes…

  20. Chart Beat: Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland and more! AIN'T THAT A 'SHAME': The seventh-place finalist from the seventh season of "American Idol" is the fourth contestant from this most recent year to appear on a Billboard chart, following…

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