1. Michael Jackson Injected Lethal Dose When Doc Wasn't Looking, Defense Claims

    September 27, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Prosecutors told jurors Tuesday that Michael Jackson was killed by the actions of his personal physician, who used a dangerous anesthetic without adequate safeguards and botched recovery efforts when he found the singer unconscious. Defense attorneys countered that Jackson caused his own…

  2. Enrique Iglesias Duets With Jennifer Lopez for Repackaged 'Euphoria'

    September 08, 2011 5:50 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias is finalizing production of three to four new tracks that will be part of a repackaged edition of his hit album, "Euphoria," set for release in November. One of those songs, "I Like How It Feels," featuring Pitbull , will be released to radio in two weeks.…

  3. Billboard Mexican Music Awards Finalists Announced!

    August 25, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Further, underscoring the growing importance of digital distribution and promotion to the genre, for the first time in the history of the Billboard awards on Telemundo, digital track sales are being factored into the formula determining the finalists for the top artists and top songs…

  4. Madonna: A Ron Galella Photo Celebration

    August 16, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Famed veteran paparazzo Ron Galella has been shooting Madonna for more than 20 years, capturing her rise from pop starlet to superstar in the '80s and just about every one of her many reinventions ever since. To celebrate Madge's 53rd birthday today (Aug. 16), we're taking a…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Dirty Dancing,' Miranda Lambert, Drake

    August 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 'DIRTY DANCING' ON THE CHARTS: When news broke this week about how the 1987 hit film "Dirty Dancing" was being remade, we were immediately reminded about what a phenomenon its soundtrack was on Billboard's charts. The movie -- which will be remade by Lionsgate studios…

  6. Mana Inspires Awe with Four-Night Stand at Staples Center

    June 27, 2011 12:36 PM EDT Behind a veil-thin curtain, the glow illuminating Maná lead singer Fher Olvera's upper torso Thursday night (June 23) in Los Angeles helped bring to light a soulful rendition of the band's latest hit, "Lluvia al Corazón." It also confirmed that the most popular Spanish…

  7. Enrique Iglesias: 'Latin Artists Are Here to Stay'

    May 20, 2011 4:57 PM EDT The year was 1999, and Enrique Iglesias kept hearing two words that made him cringe: "Latin explosion." "It always used to be mind-boggling to me, because it almost always sounded like we were a fad and that we were going to disappear, and I never saw it that way," the…

  8. Mana Talks Reggaeton, Immigration, Success at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 29, 2011 1:21 PM EDT Wednesday afternoon's Q&A with Maná , moderated by Billboard's Leila Cobo, was clearly the centerpiece of the Billboard Latin Music Conference and the most crowded panel of the day -- and no wonder. As Cobo reminded the audience in her introductory remarks, the Mexican rock…

  9. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Big Winners at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 28, 2011 11:00 PM EDT After a year that saw pop going bigger than ever, it's perhaps not surprising that two crossover superstars -- Enrique Iglesias and Shakira -- were the big winners at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Leading the fray with nine honors was Iglesias, while Shakira followed with six…

  10. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z Launches Lifestyle Site, Mumford & Sons Announce June Tour

    April 05, 2011 7:04 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z Launches Lifestyle Site Life + Times, an extensive lifestyle website helmed by Jay-Z , has premiered today (April 5). The site features pieces on indie bands, an interview with chef Daniel Boulud, and a video…

  11. Schools Of Rock: Music Business College Guide

    March 31, 2011 11:16 AM EDT It used to be that the school of hard knocks was enough to land you a gig in the music business-but no longer. With the contraction of the industry increasing the competition for jobs and the advent of ever-evolving digital technologies, graduates need a strong foundation in business to start…

  12. Maná Confirmed for 'Star Q&A' at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 16, 2011 12:00 PM EDT M aná , the world's top Latin rock band, is confirmed as the "Star Q&A" at the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T. For the first time ever in their 20-year career, all four members of Maná - Fher Olvera, Alex…

  13. Duran Duran Taps David Lynch to Direct 'Unstaged' Live Streamed Concert

    March 14, 2011 10:00 AM EDT The members of Duran Duran aren't expecting dancing dwarves and talking rabbits to be part of their upcoming David Lynch -directed episode of American Express' "Unstaged" concert series. But they won't mind if they are -- or if Lynch wants to get even weirder with the…

  14. Maná's 'Drama y Luz' Album: First Listen

    March 04, 2011 3:11 PM EST Nearly five years after its last studio album, "Amar Es Combatir," Maná -- the mega Mexican rock quartet from Guadalajara, Mexico -- is ready to present its new material. "Drama y Luz" (Drama and Light) was initially slated for a Fall release, then a December release, but…

  15. Maná: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 04, 2011 12:20 PM EST Fher Olvera, lead singer of Mexican rock quartet Maná , lived with the music for weeks. Then a story came to him: A medieval nun cloistered behind convent walls falls deeply in love with a priest. Her passion is finally punished with death. "I can't say exactly where I got the idea…

  16. Lady Gaga 'Born This Way' Cover Story

    February 18, 2011 11:04 AM EST Gaga winning a Grammy, Feb. 13, 2011. Birth is a process of living. It's a process of living and it's also not ultimately a goal. It's something ever-changing. Something you can ignite at any moment. My bones have changed in my face and in my shoulders because I am now able to…

  17. Single Review: Lady Gaga, 'Born This Way'

    February 11, 2011 3:30 PM EST LADY GAGA Born This Way (4:20) Producer: Lady Gaga, Jeppe Laursen, Fernando Garibay, Paul Blair aka DJ White Shadow Writer: Steani Germanotta, Jeppe Laursen Publisher: various Streamline/KonLive/Interscope After all the tweets, talk and anticipation, Lady Gaga 's first new song in over a…

  18. Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" Premieres

    February 11, 2011 8:32 AM EST After months of hyping and teasing, Lady Gaga has finally released her anticipated new single, "Born This Way." "It doesn't matter if you love him or capital H-I-M," she says at the song's dramatic opening, "because you were born this way, baby." The…

  19. Lady Gaga 'Born This Way' Single Out Free with Target Pre-Order

    February 10, 2011 12:25 PM EST L ady Gaga 's quick Twitter announcement on Monday -- "Can't wait any longer, single coming Friday" -- was not a tease to her fans, as the pop star's new single, "Born This Way," is officially set to be released tomorrow (Feb. 11). Target has also announced…

  20. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Lead Billboard Latin Music Award Nominations

    February 10, 2011 10:23 AM EST This was the year that went pop around the world, and Latin music was no exception, with Enrique Iglesias and Shakira , both crossover acts with big up-tempo pop albums, leading the list of finalists for the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Awards. Iglesias, whose album "Euphoria" …

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