1. Pitbull and Carlos Vives Shine Bright at Calibash 2015

    January 25, 2015 5:45 PM EST Dressed in his signature black suit, sweat streaming down his face, Pitbull paused for a moment during his set at Calibash 2015 and made a declaration. "L.A. is my number one market," he told the howling crowd at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Saturday (Jan. 24). The sold-out…

  2. Ricky Martin Debuts on Hot Latin Songs With 'Disparo Al Corazon'

    January 23, 2015 11:35 AM EST Plus: Romeo Santos breaks his own Hot Latin Songs record. Ricky Martin arrives on Hot Latin Songs with "Disparo Al Corazon," the second single from his upcoming 10th studio album A Quien Quiera Escuchar . The ballad bows at No. 35, aided by 3.2 million audience impressions gained…

  3. Nederlander Concerts Taps Eddie Orjuela as Latin Programming Consultant

    January 21, 2015 8:42 PM EST Concert and event promoter and manager Eddie Orjuela has been tapped to book and consult Latin programming for Nederlander Concerts' venues, effective immediately. Orjuela is president and founder of Orjuela Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based Latin music entertainment company focused…

  4. Looking at Top 40 Radio's Decade of Change, Through the Lens of Kelly Clarkson's Career

    January 20, 2015 10:51 AM EST It was Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004. Mainstream top 40 radio was a mix of hip-hop, "extreme" alternative crossovers and, for pop balance, teen punk. WHTZ (Z100) New York, which had just launched an urban sister station, WWPR (Power 105), was trying to make its way back to the mainstream…

  5. Cristian Castro to Record Songs by Silvio Rodriguez

    January 19, 2015 10:15 AM EST Mexican pop star travels to Havana for concert by famed folk singer. "Ojos Color Sol," a collaboration with famed Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez was the sleeper hit of Calle 13 's 2015 Grammy-nominated album Multi_Viral . The ballad rose to no. 1 on Billboard's…

  6. Exclusive: Did Smashing Pumpkins Break Up Power Managers Jeff Kwatinetz and Peter Katsis?

    January 16, 2015 11:00 AM EST Billy Corgan has weathered many break-ups, from parting ways with former bandmembers and managers to firing PR firm MSO, which he did in November after nearly 10 years of service. But his current incarnation of The Smashing Pumpkins is allegedly at the center of another big split: the…

  7. J Balvin to Speak at 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference

    January 15, 2015 5:44 PM EST The rising star will head a panel on 'New Latin Urban Movement.' J Balvin , the Colombian urban act who became the breakout Latin story of 2014, will headline a panel during the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference . Balvin will join other urban music acts who've made…

  8. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 75-51

    January 13, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  9. Spain's Promusicae Debuts Chart Combining Streaming, Downloads & Physical Sales

    January 09, 2015 11:39 AM EST David Guetta tops the list of hits for the first week of 2015 Spain's PROMUSICAE has published a new weekly chart that combines track streams, downloads and physical sales to reflect "a more meaningful picture of the Spanish phonographic scene." David Guetta 's "…

  10. Registration Opens for Billboard Latin Music Conference 2015

    January 06, 2015 3:07 PM EST Latin Music's Biggest Confab Taking Place April 27-30 at the Ritz Carlton Miami Beach Under the slogan "The top artists, the top trends, the top name in music," the Billboard Latin Music Conference returns to South Beach for its 2015 edition. Celebrating 26 years as the…

  11. Chart Highlights: U2 Debuts Biggest AC Hit Since 1992 With 'Every Breaking Wave'

    January 05, 2015 3:20 PM EST The band reaches the chart's top 30 for the first time since 'One' 23 years ago. Plus, new No. 1s for Brad Paisley, Gerardo Ortiz & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

  12. 10 Must-Hear Latin Songs to Party to on New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2014 3:47 PM EST Growing up in Cali, Colombia, nothing could come close to a New Year's Eve party that extended from the midnight ushering of the new year until 6, 7 or even 8 a.m. As you prepare for New Year's Eve festivities tonight, here are 10 timeless Latin tracks that should be part of the…

  13. New Year's Eve 2014: A Musical Guide

    December 30, 2014 7:31 PM EST Nevermind that snow may hit Las Vegas on New Year's Eve -- the desert destination may have quietly usurped New York City as the country's most banging music hotspot to ring in 2015. This year, everyone from Jennifer Lopez , Lady Gaga (with Tony Bennett ) and Britney…

  14. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Latin Pop Album and Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 6:03 PM EST BEST LATIN POP ALBUM NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN Tangos Ruben Blades Label: Sunnyside Salsa icon Ruben Blades refashioned his greatest hits including "Pedro Navaja" and "Pablo Pueblo" as tangos with help from Argentine musicians. The resulting album, on indie Sunnyside…

  15. Chart Highlights: Top 40 Clicks 'Like' on New 5 Seconds of Summer Remake

    December 29, 2014 3:45 PM EST The boy band's cover of the Romantics' 1980 classic debuts. Plus, new No. 1s for Nick Jonas, Big Sean and E-40. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs,…

  16. Chart Highlights: Aretha Franklin Tops Dance Club Songs for First Time in 16 Years

    December 22, 2014 2:05 PM EST The icon's cover of Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' returns her to No. 1. Plus, new leaders for Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay…

  17. U.S.-Cuba Musical Relations: A Timeline of Milestones

    December 19, 2014 5:15 PM EST Before President Obama's announcement Wednesday that the U.S. would be restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, there were five decades of a rocky musical relationship that displayed artistic triumphs, personal tragedies and the diplomatic power of music. See our timeline below: 1959 …

  18. Best Song Bracket Battle 2014: See Who Wins our Year-End Pop Showdown!

    December 19, 2014 2:00 PM EST Which 2014 smash is the critics' pick for pop song of the year? We made 64 hits battle it out, March Madness-style, to determine a winner! Welcome to BEST SONG BRACKET BATTLE 2014, Billboard.com's weeklong bracket-style tournament in which 64 of the year's biggest songs…

  19. Alejandro Fernandez Earns Fifth No. 1 on Top Latin Albums

    December 18, 2014 5:44 PM EST Plus: Romeo Santos & Voz de Mando each notch new airplay No. 1s. Alejandro Fernandez earns his fifth No. 1 on Top Latin Albums as his  Confidencias Reales  debuts with 3,000 copies sold in the week ending Dec. 14, according to Nielsen Music. Willy Chirino Op-Ed: Why U.S.-Cuba Thaw Is No…

  20. What the U.S.-Cuba Breakthrough Could Mean for Music

    December 17, 2014 9:43 PM EST Could Obama's 'fresh approach' strengthen both Cuba's draw as a music destination and Cuban artists' popularity in the United States? How could restoring diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba impact musicians in both countries? According to…

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