1. Johnny Mathis Q&A: 'This Time Of Year Is Magical'

    December 13, 2013 11:05 AM EST The icon talks his highest-charting AC hit since 1978, his new star-studded duets album and holiday memories With "Sending You a Little Christmas," with Jim Brickman, the legendary Johnny Mathis is enjoying his milestone 50th hit on Adult Contemporary chart. As the song…

  2. Ask Billboard: Why Aren't Power Ballads So Powerful Anymore?

    November 29, 2013 4:05 PM EST An analysis of why slow songs ruled top 40 in the late '80s but don't, for the most part, now. Plus, Hall & Oates' top 10 hits and Tom Wopat, 'Luke Duke' himself, stops by As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  3. Carlos Santana to Release First Spanish Album on Sony Latin/RCA

    November 20, 2013 9:12 PM EST Live Concert Event to Air on HBO in Spring Carlos Santana will release his first-ever Spanish language album in early 2014, he announced in a press conference today at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The set, titled "Corazón," will be released jointly by RCA/Sony Latin Iberia, part…

  4. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard and out of respect for the…

  5. Gloria Estefan, Prince Royce Bringing Latin Sounds to the White House

    September 11, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Gloria Estefan, Prince Royce, Arturo Sandoval and other musicians are bringing their Latin sounds to the White House next week. The latest "In Performance at the White House" program will be taped Monday and will showcase Latin music during Hispanic Heritage Month. The White House…

  6. Gloria Estefan Readies New, Multi-Lingual Take on the Standards Album

    August 20, 2013 4:45 PM EDT "Recording this album was like coming home, and I hope to do it again" On Sept. 2, 1978, at an intimate celebration in his parents' home, newlyweds Emilio and Gloria Estefan danced their first dance as husband and wife. It was to "El Dia Que Me Quieras," the…

  7. Gloria Estefan 'Fought Hard' for Shakira: 'Oprah's Next Chapter' Clip

    July 31, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Gloria Estefan will join Oprah Winfrey for an in-depth interview covering the Latin music superstar's extraordinary career -- and the many musical paths she's helped pave for other stars. The seven-time Grammy Award winner is the latest musician to join Winfrey on her OWN show …

  8. Gloria Estefan Talks Career, New Album at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 25, 2013 8:20 AM EDT It takes a lot of hard work to keep the crown as queen of all Latina musical artists. But Gloria Estefan makes it look easy. Latin music's premier female artist -- with seven Latin Grammys and more than 100 million albums sold -- has a new album, a Broadway show about her life, a…

  9. Paul McCartney Supports U.S. Campaign for Gun Control

    April 18, 2013 5:03 AM EDT Paul McCartney is used to winning, and bringing about change. On Wednesday, his considerable influence wasn’t quite enough. The former Beatle joined Tony Bennett's campaign for tightening U.S. gun laws -- Voices Against Violence. The British legend encouraged Americans to send a…

  10. Gloria Estefan to Speak at Billboard Latin Conference

    March 12, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Superstar Gloria Estefan has been confirmed for a Superstar Q&A session during the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, taking place April 22 to 25 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. Estefan, perhaps the most iconic Latin diva in the world, will sit with Leila Cobo,…

  11. Gloria Estefan Developing a Musical on Her Life

    February 05, 2013 7:00 PM EST Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio are hoping the rhythm is going to lead to Broadway. The duo on Tuesday announced that they've teamed up with the Nederlander Organization to try to create a musical based on their lives and take it to the Great White Way. "We are very excited…

  12. Jenni Rivera Plane Crash: Celebrities React on Twitter

    December 09, 2012 7:15 PM EST When a small plane carrying Jenni Rivera went missing on Sunday (December 9), stars began to tweet their support and prayers for the Mexican-American singer. Now, as Mexican officials have confirmed that the remains of the airplane have been found and there was no evidence of survivors,…

  13. Enrique Iglesias Extends Record For Most Latin Airplay No. 1s

    November 19, 2012 1:25 PM EST The singer nabs his 23rd leader as 'Finally Found You,' featuring Sammy Adams, blasts 11-1. Enrique Iglesias extends his record for the most No. 1s in the 18-year history of Billboard's Latin Airplay chart, as "Finally Found You," featuring Sammy Adams, blasts 11-1 to…

  14. Lady Gaga Jazz Album Will 'Reaffirm She's One of the Best,' Says Tony Bennett

    October 29, 2012 12:10 PM EDT As if a new album ("Viva Duets"), book ("Life Is a Gift: The Zen of Bennett") and a movie also titled "The Zen of Bennett" aren't enough, Tony Bennett already has his next project in motion -- a jazz album with Lady Gaga . Bennett, who recorded "The…

  15. Vicente Fernandez Has 'Small Lump' on Liver, Cancels Shows

    October 26, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Iconic Mexican Singer, Featured on Tony Bennett's New Duets Album, Undergoes More Testing Vicente Fernández , the iconic Mexican singer known for his popular ranchera songs, has canceled two early November shows in Mexico due to issues with his liver, according to a representative with…

  16. Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera Duet on 'Steppin' Out With My Baby': Listen

    October 16, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Tony Bennett and Christina Aguilera have teamed up on a classic, "Steppin' Out With My Baby," in preparation for his latest collaboration collection, "Viva Duets." Listen below. Bennett has made a career out of recording and re-recording standards, and in recent years…

  17. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha, Rihanna Blast Back Onto Pop Songs

    October 01, 2012 3:05 PM EDT The singers soar onto the chart, which Maroon 5 leads with 'One More Night.' Also: new No. 1s for Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons and Carlos Vives. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  18. Nelly Talks 'M.O.' Album, 'Marry Go Round' Single & CW's 'The Next'

    August 22, 2012 11:10 AM EDT It's been 12 years since Nelly stepped into the game with his solo debut,"Country Grammar." Now on his seventh studio album, "M.O.," the rapper continues to re-invent himself and work steadily on his legacy. "This [is] my seventh album and when you've been…

  19. Tony Bennett To Release Latin Music 'Duets' Album in October

    August 02, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 'Viva Duets' to feature collaborations with Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Gloria Estefan and more. After a pair of "Duets" albums allowed Tony Bennett to revisit classic songs with the help of some younger stars, the 85-year-old singing legend is returning to the format, this…

  20. Target Won't Carry Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange'

    July 11, 2012 7:51 PM EDT Retailer's Response is to iTunes Exclusive, Not Ocean's Sexuality Target will not be carrying Frank Ocean 's debut studio album, "Channel Orange," in response to the label's decision to sell it ahead of its scheduled release date via iTunes -- not due to Ocean&…

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