1. Kylie Minogue's Comeback 'Kiss': Pop Star Finds New Life with Sia, Pharrell & Roc Nation

    February 28, 2014 1:17 PM EST "I felt like I needed a new landscape," says the 45-year-old pop phenom ahead of the release for her "Kiss Me Once" album. Kylie Minogue played some of the biggest venues of her 26-year career in music on 2011's Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour, including a five-night…

  2. International Artists Pay Tribute to Paco de Lucia

    February 27, 2014 8:57 PM EST The flamenco guitar master, who left behind an unreleased album, will be laid to rest this weekend in Southern Spain Paco de Lucia, who revolutionized flamenco guitar and influenced musicians around the world, will be laid to rest this weekend in his native Algeciras, after a public wake…

  3. J Alvarez 'On the Way to the Top' of Latin Albums Chart

    February 27, 2014 10:45 AM EST The Puerto Rican reggaeton singer's "De Camino Pa' La Cima" debuts at No. 2 The title of J. Alvarez's "De Camino Pa' La Cima" ("On the Way to the Top") reveals some typical urban swagger on the part of the Puerto Rican reggaeton artist. But…

  4. Ian Cuttler Sala, Grammy-Winning Art Director, Dead in Car Crash

    February 25, 2014 3:38 PM EST Grammy-winning art director and photographer Ian Cuttler Sala died on Sunday in a car crash, according to officials. Sala was a passenger in the Ford GT driven bySami Hayek, Salma Hayek's brother. The sports car collided head-on with a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in the Beverly Crest area…

  5. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, HAIM, Pharrell & More Make Moves

    February 24, 2014 3:05 PM EST Perry sets the Pop Songs weekly plays mark with 'Dark Horse'; HAIM hits its first airplay chart; and Pharrell's 'Happy' continues its multi-format surge Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  6. Amid Violence, La Vida Boheme Frontman Turns to Twitter Activism as His Songs Become Protest Anthems

    February 21, 2014 9:14 PM EST Henry D’Arthenay, the leader of Venezuelan rock group La Vida Boheme, has spent most of the past week inside his home in Caracas, communicating with bandmates who live on neighboring streets via Skype and tweeting videos of street violence, blockade alerts and lists of names of student…

  7. Artists from Rubén Blades to Enrique Iglesias Voice Support for Venezuela, Criticize Gov't

    February 21, 2014 9:02 PM EST Salsa greats and social activists Rubén Blades and Willie Colon have, separately, been the most outspoken of the many music artists who have expressed solidarity this week with protestors in Venezuela. In the case of Blades, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro spoke back. Earlier this week,…

  8. Simón Díaz, Beloved Venezuelan Singer, Dead at 85

    February 19, 2014 1:04 PM EST The folk singer was known internationally for his much covered song "Caballo Viejo" Simón Díaz, the folk singer affectionately known as “Uncle Simón” in his native Venezuela, has died at age 85. Díaz, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, died at his home in Caracas Wednesday…

  9. Chart Highlights: A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Beyonce & Jay Z Add New No. 1s

    February 18, 2014 11:20 AM EST The former pair's 'Say Something' tops Adult Pop Songs, while the latter's 'Drunk in Love' dominates Rhythmic Songs. Plus, more new leaders for Jason Aldean, Arctic Monkeys, Enrique Iglesias and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  10. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry Regains No. 1 Momentum

    February 17, 2014 1:15 PM EST A monster mailbag on Perry topping the Hot 100 again after missing the top 10; Mariah Carey's best-selling songs; Hall & Oates' 20 biggest hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  11. Avicii, Katy Perry Make Historic Moves On Dance Charts

    February 14, 2014 11:00 AM EST Avicii becomes the first act in the relatively short 13-month history of Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart to occupy the top two positions, as "Wake Me  Up!" enjoys a record-extending 23rd week at No. 1 and "Hey Brother" rises 4-2. The latter track…

  12. Draco Rosa Shutters L.A. Studio Phantom Vox With a 'Yard Sale'

    February 13, 2014 4:12 AM EST Phantom Vox, the West Hollywood studio owned by Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning artist Draco Rosa, is set to close at the end of the month. The studio has hosted musicians ranging from Mexican band Kinky and Spanish rock star Enrique Bunbury to Coldplay and Sara Bareilles. Over the past year,…

  13. Alejandra Guzman's New Tour Highlights Career Hits

    February 07, 2014 4:22 AM EST Recording artist Alejandra Guzman has reinvented herself many times through the years, even when the spotlight has been dimmed by tabloids. Spend any time with the Mexican rock singer, whether from afar or close, and it's obvious that her open book approach to life is charming, endearing…

  14. Romeo Santos Rockets to Record No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs Chart

    February 06, 2014 4:20 PM EST Romeo Santos soars 39-1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart with his new single "Odio," featuring Drake. The jump is the biggest to No. 1 since the chart switched to an airplay/sales/streaming hybrid methodology (from all-airplay) in October 2012. In the process,…

  15. Katy Perry Tops Hot 100, Beyonce Bounds to No. 2

    February 05, 2014 2:50 PM EST Perry's 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, spends a second week at No. 1, while Beyonce's 'Drunk in Love,' featuring Jay Z, roars to the runner-up spot. Plus, Pharrell blasts into the top 10 Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J,…

  16. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Complete List of 2014 Finalists

    February 05, 2014 9:52 AM EST The finalists for the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards are out, with Romeo Santos leading the charge with entries in 17 categories. Prince Royce and Marc Anthony are close behind with 16 and 15, respectively. The late Jenni Rivera is an 11-time finalist this year, and other major…

  17. Romeo Santos, Marc Anthony and Prince Royce Top Finalists for 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    February 05, 2014 9:52 AM EST Fresh from landing his third No. 1 debut on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart with "Odio," featuring Drake, bachata star Romeo Santos led the charge as the top finalist for the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards , presented by State Farm and broadcasting live on Telemundo…

  18. Chart Highlights: Passenger Rides To No. 1 On Adult Pop Songs With 'Let Her Go'

    February 03, 2014 6:30 PM EST The song tops another chart, months after breaking through in the U.K. Plus, new No. 1s for John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys…

  19. Romeo Santos Debuts Atop Latin Airplay With Drake-Assisted 'Odio'

    February 03, 2014 5:29 PM EST The King of Bachata enters at No. 1, tying the record for the most songs to begin at the top spot Romeo Santos' new single featuring Drake, the anguish-filled Bachata track "Odio," opens at No. 1 on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart. Santos, aka the King of Bachata,…

  20. Enrique Iglesias Gets His 'Freak' On In Fleshy Video With Pitbull: Watch

    January 31, 2014 2:45 PM EST Enrique Iglesias' new video for "I'm a Freak," featuring Pitbull, is an eye-popping smorgasbord of skin and booze, employing a bar-raising level of twerking that would make Miley Cyrus blush, all set to a relentless disco-pop beat and starring a few dozen of the Latin…

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