1. Billboard Latin Music Conference: Daddy Yankee and Don Omar Rivalry Continues... Or Not?

    April 27, 2016 5:50 PM EDT Everybody wants to know: Is the rivalry between Daddy Yankee and Don Omar real? Or is it fake, scripted for PR sake? After 30 minutes on the Billboard Latin Music Conference stage Wednesday in South Beach, we still really don’t know. Neither artist looked at each other or spoke to each other…

  2. Latin Music's Mushrooming Impact on American Popular Culture

    April 22, 2016 12:04 PM EDT As awareness grows of the burgeoning U.S. Latin population and its formidable buying power -- $1.5 trillion in 2015, according to Nielsen -- brands, sports franchises, media companies and even politicians are increasingly looking to music, an acknowledged "passion point" for Latins,…

  3. 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…

  4. Daddy Yankee & Don Omar to Speak Together at Billboard Latin Music Conference 'Clash of Titans' Panel

    March 29, 2016 2:51 PM EDT The panel takes place April 27. For the first time, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar -- the two most iconic names in reggaeton -- will share the stage at a panel, taking place during the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Conference . The “Clash of Titans” discussion will take place at 2:30 p.m. ET on…

  5. Executive Turntable: Another UMG Exec Departs, Girlie Action Expands, Alexandra Lioutikoff Moves Up & More

    March 21, 2016 7:43 PM EDT -- Ray Baum will join  The National Association of Broadcasters , an advocacy association, as vp of government relations on March 31. Baum was formerly senior policy advisor to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, initially, joining the staff on Communications and Technology in 2011 as…

  6. Latin Notas: Ricky Martin, Romeo Santos, Juan Gabriel & More

    February 05, 2016 6:47 PM EST Latin Notas is a weekly news summary, compiled by Billboard 's editors, about new songs, videos, concerts announcements and what Latin musicians are doing in the world of entertainment. Romeo Santos awarded for Formula, Vol 2. Romeo Santos, the top finalist for the 2016 Billboard Latin…

  7. Daddy Yankee, Natalia Jimenez & Pedro Fernandez Return as Coaches on 'La Voz Kids'

    January 25, 2016 7:50 PM EST Latin acts Daddy Yankee , Natalia Jimenez and Pedro Fernandez are back for the fourth season of Telemundo’s La Voz Kids (The Voice Kids), scheduled to air this spring. La Voz Kids features the young voices of the nation, and the new season, filmed at Universal Studios Orlando, offers the…

  8. Top 5 Best Latin TV Performances of 2015: Watch Jennifer Lopez, Prince Royce & More

    December 15, 2015 6:35 PM EST During 2015, we witnessed great television performances. From Jennifer Lopez ’s tribute to Selena at the Billboard Latin Music Awards to Daddy Yankee as opening act for the first edition of the Latin AMAs, watch our top five Latin live performances (in no specific order) of 2015: The Year in…

  9. The 50 Greatest Latin Songs of All Time

    November 12, 2015 9:00 AM EST They made us dance and they made us sing, and they still do so today. When it comes to music, there's no objective right or wrong, good or bad – but that never stops passionate music fans from sharing and defending their favorites. From pop hooks to album covers to beats, we're…

  10. How Nicky Jam Triumphed Over Drugs, Weight Gain and Beef With Daddy Yankee: 'I Was Too Young'

    October 29, 2015 5:27 PM EDT The epic journey of Nicky Jam, who killed his career with drugs, exiled himself to Colombia and re-emerged with one of 2015's biggest hits One of the biggest comebacks in Puerto Rico's rich musical history began in an unlikely place: more than 1,000 miles away, in Colombia. That&…

  11. 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…

  12. Who Is Your Favorite 'La Voz Kids' Contestant? Vote Ahead of Sunday's Finale

    June 04, 2015 2:40 PM EDT The last four shows of the final phase of La Voz Kids  are always the most intense and this third season of the Spanish-language children’s edition on Telemundo has been no exception. After the semi-final of La Voz Kids last Sunday, it’s down to six finalists who will compete for the title of…

  13. Daddy Yankee Returns to No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart

    May 14, 2015 4:29 PM EDT Meanwhile, Alejandro Sanz scores his fourth Top Latin Albums No. 1. Daddy Yankee nets his fifth No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart as “Sigueme Y Te Sigo” jumps 6-1 (up 47 percent, to 11.1 million audience impressions) on the chart dated May 23. A pioneer of mainstream reggaeton, the Puerto…

  14. iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina Coming to Miami Nov. 7

    May 12, 2015 6:30 PM EDT Show will be broadcast on Telemundo. After premiering in Los Angeles in November, iHeartMedia will reprise its iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina on November 7 -- this time at the American Airlines Arena in Miami -- and the show will be broadcast on the Telemundo network, Billboard has learned. The…

  15. MetroPCS Names Daddy Yankee Musical Creative Director

    April 28, 2015 7:58 PM EDT Daddy Yankee and MetroPCS jointly announced the reggaeton superstar’s new role as the mobile carrier’s Musical Creative Director at Tuesday’s (April 28) “Art of Creative Partnering” panel at Billboard Latin Music Conference . In this new role, Yankee will produce the music for the company’s…

  16. Which Reggaeton Artist Should Star in 'Furious 8'? Vote!

    April 24, 2015 3:55 PM EDT It should come as no surprise that Furious 8 is happening, given that Furious 7 is now the seventh highest-grossing film of all time, pulling in more than $1 billion at the box office in less than 30 days since its domestic release. Latinos have always been a part of the franchise, from Eva…

  17. J Balvin Heats Up the Billboard En Vivo Stage in Los Angeles

    April 16, 2015 1:30 PM EDT Following the successful launch of Billboard En Vivo with Prince Royce in New York and Chicago earlier this month, the intimate concert series leading up to the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference made its way to Hollywood, where J Balvin delivered an energetic set on April 15. Flanked by…

  18. J Balvin: Billboard Latin Awards New Artist of the Year Finalist Spotlight

    April 15, 2015 4:00 PM EDT This year’s finalists for artist of the year, new, have made it to this select group via a mixture of radio airplay, sales and social power. Take a closer look at the contenders. One of the biggest breakout acts Latin music has seen in years, J Balvin  is not some wide-eyed, fame-hungry…

  19. Daddy Yankee to Coach 'La Voz Kids': 'They Won't Fear Me, But I'm Demanding!'

    December 10, 2014 5:42 PM EST Puerto Rican reggaeton star Daddy Yankee will be the newest coach on La Voz Kids (The Voice Kids), Telemundo's singing competition for kids that has soared in ratings in the past two years. Yankee's stint in the judge's chair begins in spring 2015. He'll be joining last…

  20. L.A.'s Calibash Moves to January After iHeartMedia Introduces Fiesta Latina

    October 06, 2014 11:26 AM EDT SBS' fest will avoid competing with iHeartMedia's new L.A. event. SBS Entertainment will move its annual Calibash mega concert to Jan. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The move comes several days after iHeartMedia announced that its first-ever Latin mega concert, the…

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