1. 50 Latin Stars Gather To Record 'Somos El Mundo'

    February 22, 2010 7:40 AM EST The atmosphere at Miami's Bongo's restaurant, perched on top of the American Airlines Arena, was almost festive as an endless stream of Latin acts began to file inside. They were there to record "Somos el Mundo," the Spanish-language version of " We Are the World ,…

  2. 'El Bambino,' Wisin & Yandel Lead Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2010 9:45 AM EST Urban-leaning acts led the finalists' charge for the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, with Tito "El Bambino" competing for 18 awards for his album "El Patrón" (Siente/Universal) and the single "El Amor." Following in sheer number of finalist slots are…

  3. Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga Win Early Grammys

    January 31, 2010 7:15 PM EST Nominees in the top Grammy categories picked up early awards in their respective genres Sunday during the awards pre-telecast from Los Angeles' Staples Center. "This is my first Grammy, you guys!" said a breathless Taylor Swift as she accepted an award for best female vocal…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Vampire Weekend, Train, Shakira

    January 21, 2010 5:55 PM EST VAMPIRE STATE OF MIND: New York indie rock band Vampire Weekend enjoys its first taste of the Billboard 200 summit, as "Contra" debuts at No. 1. The group's self-titled first set debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the chart dated Feb. 16, 2008. This week, it rebounds to No. 123…

  5. Wyclef Jean Leads Haiti Telethon, Coheed and Cambria talk 'Rainbow'

    January 21, 2010 4:32 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the Wyclef Jean and George Clooney-led fundraising telethon for Haiti earthquake relief will be televised on Friday, Jan. 22 across the major networks and many cable channels. Performers will include Bono , Sting and…

  6. Enrique Iglesias Album Preview

    January 15, 2010 3:15 PM EST Enrique Iglesias, (Title TBD) (Label TBD) Release Date: Third/fourth quarter Enrique Iglesias , the Latin artist who has most consistently released hit albums and singles in both English and Spanish and the artist with the most No. 1s on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart (20), is putting…

  7. Best Bets 2010: The Year In Music Ahead

    January 15, 2010 2:15 PM EST Out with the old, in with the new... and the loud, the soft, the twangy, the melodic, the weird and the just plain brilliant. The new year is shaping up to be a great one for music, with banner releases in almost every genre hitting shelves and online retailers in 2010. Artists are swapping…

  8. Billy Corgan Talks 'Teargarden', Enrique Iglesias on His Next Bilingual Album

    December 28, 2009 3:00 PM EST Welcome back to the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com. Today we have a double feature of interviews--first is with Billy Corgan , who talks about the Smashing Pumpkins ' new concept album "Teargarden by Kaleidyscope," and why he decided to release the songs…

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Colbie Caillat, Sade

    December 10, 2009 5:29 PM EST 'LAST'-ING IMPRESSIONS: Although it has become a modern-day holiday standard - it ranks at No. 13 on this week's Holiday Songs chart, between carols by Paul McCartney and Gene Autry - Wham! 's "Last Christmas" never charted on the Billboard Hot 100. It was…

  10. All No. 1 Songs of the 2000s Page 1

    December 04, 2009 7:41 PM EST Chart Article This chronological list of every song that reached the top of the Hot 100 during the 2000s -- through the end of Nov. 2009 -- allows you to listen to them all. The date each tune went to No. 1 (and it's duration at the top) is listed in the pink box next to each's…

  11. Video: Enrique Iglesias Breaks Down His Bilingual Hits

    November 24, 2009 6:18 PM EST Enrique Iglesias can now admit that when he released his first-ever "Greatest Hits" album back in November 2008, he wasn't fully comfortable with the idea. "It's kind of sad," the Spanish singer recently said during an interview with Billboard.com in conjunction…

  12. Billboard Latin Music Awards Headed To Puerto Rico

    November 17, 2009 10:44 AM EST For the first time in its more than 20-year history, the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards will take place in Puerto Rico, marking the first time the show goes on the road from its traditional Miami homebase. The awards, presented by State Farm, will be broadcast live on April 29, 2010, by…

  13. Juan Gabriel Steals Show, Calle 13 Sweep Latin Grammys

    November 06, 2009 11:13 AM EST Juan Gabriel was the big star of the 10th annual Latin Grammy Awards, which aired live on the Univision network from Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center yesterday (Nov. 5). The fabled composer and showman extraordinaire, who performed live for at least 40 minutes -- an unprecedented…

  14. Enrique Iglesias Salutes Juan Gabriel At Latin Grammys Event

    November 05, 2009 8:29 AM EST Juan Gabriel , the fabled composer and showman extraordinaire, was feted as the Latin Academy's 2009 Person of the year in an evening that culminated with him singing accompanied by his mariachi band for nearly an hour, often standing on tables and chairs in the middle of the audience.…

  15. Priscilla Renea Prepares 'Jukebox' Debut

    October 16, 2009 4:25 PM EDT The saying goes: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. With over 50 fans posting videos of themselves singing along to singer/songwriter Priscilla Renea's original tracks on Youtube, the newcomer already knows the feeling. It all started in Vero Beach, Florida, where Renea would…

  16. Calle 13 Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 17, 2009 3:19 PM EDT With five nods to its name, Latin Grammy darling Calle 13 led the list of esoteric nominations for the 10th annual Latin Grammy awards. The eclectic Puerto Rican urban group, which has already won several Latin Grammys in the past, is up for awards in the Album of the year and Best Urban…

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Billie Holiday

    September 10, 2009 3:58 PM EDT SHE'S GOT THE 'LOOK': How long had it been since Whitney Houston presided over the Billboard 200? Until this week, the superstar last led when the soundtrack to the "The Bodyguard," credited as a Houston album in Billboard's archives, spent its 20th and final…

  18. Chart Beat Wednesday: Linkin Park, Eagles, Shakira

    August 19, 2009 1:03 PM EDT 'NEW' NO. 1: Same as the old one, and that lifts Linkin Park into elite territory in the history of the Alternative Songs chart. "New Divide" leads the airplay list for a 10th week, making Linkin Park just the second act in the chart's 21-year archives to enjoy reigns…

  19. 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…

  20. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Black Eyed Peas, Demi Lovato

    July 30, 2009 4:18 PM EDT MANY HAPPY RETURNS: A host of veterans enjoy warm welcomes back to Billboard charts this week. After co-hosting listening parties in Los Angeles, New York and London, attended by such collaborators as Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats and celebrities including Martha Stewart and Diane Sawyer,…

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