1. Enrique Iglesias: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 2:10 PM EDT "Euphoria" (Universal Music Latino, July 6) Instead of English and Spanish versions of the same songs, Iglesias will release entirely different music in each language simultaneously. Singles include "Cuando Me Enamoro," featuring Juan Luis Guerra and co-written by Iglesias…

  2. Usher's Back Atop Hot 100; Katy Perry Comes Close With Top Debut

    May 20, 2010 11:18 AM EDT After being bumped from the top for a week by Eminem 's "Not Afraid," Usher bounds back to No. 1 for a second frame with "OMG." Usher's track earns the Airplay Gainer for a fifth consecutive week, up 22.9 million listener impressions to 114 million, according to…

  3. Morocco Resists Islamist Calls To Ban Elton John

    May 18, 2010 5:32 AM EDT Elton John will headline Morocco's biggest music festival this week despite calls by religious conservatives for the gay singer to be turned away, the event's organizer said. Allowing the British singer and songwriter to perform at the Mawazine World Rhythms festival in the capital…

  4. Chart Beat Wednesday: Diva Domination

    April 28, 2010 1:05 PM EDT BEYONCE & LADY GAGA: After "Telephone," by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce , topped Dance/Club Play Songs in February, "Video Phone" returns the superstar duo to the chart's top spot. The list's new leader credits the pair in reverse order: Beyonce featuring Lady…

  5. Aventura: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 26, 2010 11:37 AM EDT On a cold New York night in February, some serious Caribbean drama unfolded onstage at Madison Square Garden. Bachata kings Aventura were in the midst of their fourth sold-out show at the Garden, and vocalist Anthony "Romeo" Santos was playing the audience for all they were worth,…

  6. NBC's 'Today' Announces Its Summer Concert Series Lineup

    April 19, 2010 2:03 PM EDT A slot on NBC's "Today" is one of the biggest promotional opportunities for an artist, providing a big sales boost for many acts, not to mention a valuable launching pad for new releases. The morning show ratings leader's key music platform is its annual summer concert…

  7. 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 ,…

  8. '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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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.…

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