1. South By Southwest Reveals First List of Bands for 2014: Los Lonely Boys, Urge Overkill and a Wilco Side Project in the Mix

    October 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Acts playing the 2014 edition of South By Southwest have begun to trickle out, with a first band list announced today (Oct. 16). The extensive list, the first of many prior to the March festival, includes a number of musicians and bands, with an established slant toward breaking and under…

  2. Legends and Rising Stars Share Stage at 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 10, 2013 7:14 AM EDT With performances by Gerardo Ortiz, Los Tigres del Norte, Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga, Joan Sebastian, Roberto Tapia, and many more, the 2013 Mexican Music Awards brought a remarkable line-up of legends and leading young artists together on stage for a night of live television…

  3. Jenni Rivera, Gerardo Ortiz Top Winners at Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 09, 2013 11:06 PM EDT Legends Banda El Recodo, Joan Sebastian and Los Tigres del Norte receive special tribute awards Almost a year after her death, Jenni Rivera remains alive through her music in the hearts and minds of fans. Rivera was the big winner at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards, posthumously taking…

  4. Stevie Wonder Speaks Out, Bono Surprises at Global Citizen Festival

    September 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT An impassioned speech on guns by Wonder and slick sets by Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings of Leon highlight a day of doing right in Central Park Stevie Wonder made believers out of a youthful crowd of 60,000-plus at the Global Citizen Festival , held Saturday in New York City's…

  5. Bubbling Under: Saints Of Valory March In; Midnight Red Finds 'Home' At Radio

    September 13, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Saints of Valory, Midnight Red, Sebastian Mikael and Dani Martin   SAINTS OF VALORY A year ago, Saints of Valory competed in…

  6. HAIM's Quick Rise: How 'Days Are Gone' Became One of 2013's Most Anticipated Debuts

    September 09, 2013 11:54 AM EDT "We need to go swimming -- it's been the whole fucking summer, and I haven't gone swimming once," HAIM bassist Este Haim says. Growing up in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, Haim and her two younger sisters, Danielle and Alana, would head to a local pool or…

  7. Illya Kuryaki Wins Big at Argentina's Premios Gardel

    August 22, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas, the funky rap-rock duo comprised of Dante Spinetta and Emmanuel Horvilleur, were the big winners at the Premios Gardel in Buenos Aires last night (Aug. 21). They won five awards, more than any other artist, for their album, "Chances," released…

  8. Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2013: Complete List of Finalists

    August 22, 2013 9:15 AM EDT The finalists for the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards were announced on Aug. 22. Get the full story and see the full list of finalists below: Artist of the Year La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho Gerardo Ortiz Jenni Rivera Voz de Mando Artist of the Year, New Banda La…

  9. Jurors Get Glimpse Behind the Curtain of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Sessions

    August 12, 2013 12:39 AM EDT Nearly four years ago, audiences got their last look at Michael Jackson in the top-grossing concert film of all time, "This Is It." Tens of millions worldwide saw a seemingly healthy and confident performer sing and glide across a rehearsal stage as he prepared for his ill-fated…

  10. La Arrolladora Banda el Limón a Mexican Powerhouse That 'Moves the Industry'

    July 30, 2013 8:00 PM EDT More than a musical group, La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho is an institution. Forty-plus years old and 17-men strong, it's a fine-tuned operation that has withstood the test of time and trends. Under the musical leadership of René Camacho and the production and business…

  11. Chris Brown Probation Revoked, Singer Remains Free

    July 15, 2013 7:54 PM EDT Another Brown hearing is set for Aug. 16 in the wake of an alleged hit-and-run accident. A judge revoked Chris Brown's probation on Monday after reviewing the details of an alleged hit-and-run accident involving the singer and his behavior afterward. However, the singer was not ordered…

  12. Kenny Ortega Was 'Frightened' by Michael Jackson's Condition, Director Testifies

    July 10, 2013 8:26 PM EDT "This Is It" director Kenny Ortega called Jackson's appearance during one of his final rehearsals "very, very troubling" in court on Wednesday. The director of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts told a jury on Wednesday that he was frightened when…

  13. Judge Rejects Shakira Ex's Plea to Access Bank Account

    July 04, 2013 4:03 AM EDT A judge in Geneva has rejected an application from Shakira's ex-boyfriend seeking rights to one of her bank accounts. Antonio de La Rua claims he should have access to one of Shakira's accounts because it holds most of the assets from their business partnership. In documents…

  14. Chris Brown Charged With Hit-And-Run, Fires Back at Accuser

    June 25, 2013 6:15 PM EDT The Associated Press reports that the Los Angeles city attorney's office has charged Chris Brown with a misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a license, referencing a minor incident that occurred May 21 in the San Fernando Valley. Arraignment is scheduled for July 15 at Los…

  15. Michael Jackson's Fatherhood: New Details Emerge in Courtrooms

    June 22, 2013 1:42 PM EDT Courtrooms have supplied the epilogue to Michael Jackson's life. They've provided the forum where his debts have been settled, his final days dissected and his life depicted as a cautionary tale. In nearly four years of court proceedings, two juries have watched Jackson come to…

  16. AEG Live Boss Says Info on Michael Jackson's Health was Conflicting, Tears-Up Recalling His Death

    June 14, 2013 4:27 AM EDT The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts testified Thursday that he received conflicting and confusing information about the singer's health days before his death. AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips said he was concerned about information from high…

  17. AEG Live Chief Tells Court Michael Jackson ‘Had Control Of His Life’

    June 13, 2013 2:46 AM EDT The head of AEG Live LLC told jurors Wednesday that he knew Michael Jackson as a sophisticated, forceful businessman and not the drugged-up performer who's been described throughout an ongoing civil trial filed over the singer's untimely death. Jackson was a far more complex…

  18. AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips Testifies About Emails on Michael Jackson’s Condition

    June 07, 2013 1:51 AM EDT The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts told jurors Thursday that he never consulted a mental health professional to help the singer despite two high-level show workers suggesting it was necessary. AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips testified about…

  19. Emails Reflect AEG's Execs' Concern On Michael Jackson's Health, Court Told

    May 30, 2013 5:13 AM EDT Jurors hearing a lawsuit against concert giant AEG Live LLC have been shown emails in which top company executives expressed fears about Michael Jackson's health and the amount of time they had to get the singer prepared for his ill-fated series of comeback tours. The messages were…

  20. Email Warned of Michael Jackson’s Waning Health, Court Told

    May 24, 2013 7:57 AM EDT A stage manager working on Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" concert warned an AEG executive days before the star's death that he was in a physical and mental decline and needed help, according to an email shown to jurors Thursday in court. "I have watched…

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