1. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1991, Gloria Estefan's 'Dark' Lit Up the Hot 100

    March 27, 2017 8:05 AM EDT A recovering Estefan reigned. Plus, remembering feats by Blondie, Kenny Loggins & Kelly Clarkson. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. March 27, 1965 The Supremes rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the…

  2. 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' in NYC Highlights Include Lively Sets by Gloria Estefan, DNCE

    January 01, 2017 6:27 PM EST Mariah Carey gave 2016 an appropriate send-off with a baffling performance plagued with technical difficulties on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC, but the rest of the Times Square performances -- including Thomas Rhett , DNCE , and Gloria Estefan…

  3. Behind the Scenes at 'New Year's Rockin' Eve': Thomas Rhett, Gloria Estefan & More

    December 31, 2016 7:07 PM EST Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest  is about to kick 2016 to the curb, but before the show hits the air at 8 p.m., Billboard is giving a sneak peek of the party, which features performances by Mariah Carey , DNCE , Thomas Rhett and Gloria Estefan , who is…

  4. Mariah Carey, DNCE & More to Perform on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    December 01, 2016 6:12 PM EST Plus: Fergie will return as host of the Billboard Hollywood Party in L.A. There’s no better way to ring in the new year than being with the people you love -- and, of course, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest too. This year’s telecast will feature performances from Mariah…

  5. Jubilee Talks Miami Roots, 'After Hours' Album: 'I Used to Dream Dance Music'

    November 28, 2016 12:58 PM EST The Brooklyn-based label Mixpak has earned renown for its commitment to dancehall: several years before Jamaican inflections became the top 40's flavor du jour in 2015, Mixpak founder Dre Skull was working with the dub legend Lee Scratch Perry and the dancehall veteran Vybz Kartel . In…

  6. Gloria Estefan Reacts to Fidel Castro's Death: 'It Can Only Lead to Positive Change'

    November 26, 2016 2:17 PM EST "Although the death of a human being is rarely cause for celebration, it is the symbolic death of the destructive ideologies that he espoused that, I believe, is filling the Cuban exile community with renewed hope and a relief that has been long in coming," Cuban-born artist Gloria…

  7. Camila Cabello, Residente & More Artists React to Fidel Castro's Death

    November 26, 2016 1:55 PM EST From jubilation to toned-down reflective posts, Fidel Castro's death on Friday night (Nov. 25) caused an outpour of mixed reactions on social media from musicians, including Fifth Harmony 's Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui, and Gloria Estefan .  Cuba's longtime communist…

  8. Broadway's Brightest Strip Down to Raise $1.48 Million for Charity

    June 21, 2016 1:08 AM EDT At the annual Broadway Bares burlesque benefit show on Sunday (June 19), Broadway’s brightest once again stripped down to raise cash for a good cause. The show, titled Broadway Bares: On Demand , brought in $1.48 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS (BCEFA) from two titillating…

  9. Barbra Streisand Leaves President Obama 'Verklempt' at Medal of Freedom Ceremony

    November 24, 2015 7:18 PM EST James Taylor, Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Itzhak Perlman and Stephen Sondheim also among musical honorees. In light of the Paris attacks earlier this month, it was the perfect time for President Obama to recognize all the beauty and inspiration music brings into our lives by honoring a…

  10. 'On Your Feet!': Theater Review

    November 05, 2015 9:00 PM EST OK, so there's nothing quite like a conga line to conjure visions of tacky wedding receptions and drunken office holiday parties. But just try keeping the grin off your face when two massive human chains -- of cast and audience members -- flood the aisles of the Marquis  Theatre  right…

  11. Rewinding the Charts: In 1985, Miami Sound Machine Did the 'Conga' in Its Debut

    October 19, 2015 10:05 AM EDT Before Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Shakira dominated the charts, Gloria and Emilio Estefan reigned supreme. ON OCT. 19, 1985, MIAMI SOUND MACHINE, featuring a then-28-year-old Gloria Estefan, made its Billboard Hot 100 debut with the infectious dance track "Conga." The song…

  12. All in the Family: 10 Latin Superstars & Their Musical Kids

    September 24, 2015 4:12 PM EDT Talent runs deep in certain families. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we spotlight 10 iconic Latin artists whose sons and daughters followed in their musical footsteps. The legacy lives on! The 50 Most Essential Latin Albums of the Past 50 Years Carlos Santana , Salvador Santana &…

  13. India Passes Gloria Estefan for Most Tropical Songs Chart No. 1s Among Women

    July 15, 2015 4:00 PM EDT Meanwhile, Banda El Recodo earn new No. 1 and Daddy Yankee re-enters the Social 50 chart On Tropical Songs , India becomes the female artist with the most No. 1s as “Ahora Que Te Vas” hops 4-1 (up 35 percent in spins) on the chart dated July 25, logging the singer her eighth chart-topper. The…

  14. Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan & More: Which Latin Artist Performs the Best National Anthem?

    July 03, 2015 9:06 PM EDT Take Our Poll Below! In early June, Carlos Santana became a trending topic on twitter thanks to his incredibly cool, instrumental rock version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the NBA final, with wife Cindy Blackman Santana killing it on drums. As it turns out, Latin artists…

  15. Fourth of July Music on TV: Where to See Ed Sheeran & More on Independence Day

    July 03, 2015 12:00 PM EDT There's no better way to celebrate America's independence then by kicking your feet up in front of the TV -- hot dog in hand -- while watching some of your favorite artists sing on screen. NBC's annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular hosts singers Ed Sheeran,…

  16. Broadway Strips Down for 25th Edition of Burlesque Charity Show 'Broadway Bares'

    June 17, 2015 6:19 AM EDT Billboard talks to its creator and director, two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell On June 21, New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom will welcome more than 150 barely clothed Broadway dancers for a one-night only charity event: Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque . It’s the 25 th…

  17. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1993, Janet Jackson's 'Goes' Went to No. 1

    May 11, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Twenty-two years ago, the diva began an eight-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by Roxette, Rihanna and Colbie Caillat. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. May 11, 1991 Sweden's…

  18. What the U.S.-Cuba Breakthrough Could Mean for Music

    December 17, 2014 9:43 PM EST Could Obama's 'fresh approach' strengthen both Cuba's draw as a music destination and Cuban artists' popularity in the United States? How could restoring diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba impact musicians in both countries? According to…

  19. The Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love' Back in Top 10, Thanks to Dave Koz (& Friends)

    October 24, 2014 3:25 PM EDT The iconic track ranks in the top 10 of a Billboard chart for the first time since the original in 1967, as Dave Koz's all-star cover rises on Smooth Jazz Songs. The Beatles' iconic composition "All You Need Is Love" is back in the top 10 of a Billboard chart for the…

  20. Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Perform at Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala

    October 19, 2014 7:48 PM EDT David Bisbal, Jencarlos Canela and Diego Torres hit the stage as well, honoring Latin songwriters and Latin music champions The second annual La Musa Awards presented by the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame was an eminently musical and emotional affair whose elegant execution bodes well for…

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