1. Quetzal: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 25, 2014 3:23 PM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Quetzal won a GRAMMY for best latin rock, urban or alternative album for 2012's "Imaginaries." QUETZAL FLORES: “We were sitting at the back of the theater…

  2. 7 Latin Artists/Festivals to Watch in 2014: Kat Dhalia, Carlos Santana and More

    January 24, 2014 2:50 PM EST The influence of all things bilingual and bicultural is being felt in the new acts coming down the Latin pipeline, with young talents making early waves on both sides of the sonic and language divide. Likewise, a slew of new festivals are mining unverntured territories throughout the…

  3. Fela! Band Bringing Afrobeat to Sundance (Exclusive)

    January 13, 2014 2:45 PM EST The Fela! band will give three performances at the Sundance Film festival to celebrate Alex Gibney's documentary "Finding Fela." The band, featuring lead singer Sahr Ngaujah and musicians associated with the musical "Fela!," will perform at the film's premiere…

  4. New Jenni Rivera Album, Tribute Concert Slated for December

    November 06, 2013 9:30 PM EST Plans to celebrate regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera with a new album and a tribute concert are under way one year after the singer died while working in Mexico. As previously reported in Billboard , Universal Music Latin Entertainment/Fonovisa is releasing a CD/DVD that will feature the…

  5. Jenni Rivera's Second Life: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Last year, Jenni Rivera made a vow to herself: 2013 was going to be her breakthrough moment. She was 43 and already a multimillionaire. As the biggest female artist in regional Mexican, she'd…

  6. De La Tierra, Featuring Members from Sepultura & Maná, Release Single: Exclusive First Listen

    September 30, 2013 4:15 AM EDT Maná drummer Alex González, Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser, bassist Sr. Flavio from Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and Andrés Giménez, the singer and guitarist who led the Argentine band A.N.I.M.A.L. have unveiled the first single from their new metal side project De La Tierra. “Maldita…

  7. Robertico Carcassés Sanctioned in Cuba Over Critical Song Lyrics: Report

    September 15, 2013 10:55 AM EDT The Cuban pianist and bandleader Robertico Carcassés improvised lyrics calling for "direct presidential elections," "freedom of information" and "the end of the embargo and the auto-embargo" during a televised concert in front of the U.S. Interests Section in…

  8. Romeo Santos' 'Propuesta Indecente' Video Heats Up: Watch

    September 10, 2013 10:00 PM EDT Bachata is too hot for tango in Santos' fiery new video. Romeo Santos is far from his origins in the Bronx barrio in the new video for his No. 1 single "Propuesta Indecente." In the video, shot in Buenos Aires, the King of Bachata finds himself at a party among the city'…

  9. Placido Domingo Discharged from Hospital, Eyeing Return to the Stage This August

    July 15, 2013 12:36 AM EDT After spending several days in the hospital, opera singer Placido Domingo said Sunday that an early diagnosis for a blocked blood vessel by a medical team in Madrid saved him from possibly more serious medical complications. Speaking at Madrid's opera house alongside one of the doctors…

  10. DJ Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe's ‘Summer of '93' Cory Enemy Remix: First Listen

    June 11, 2013 4:49 PM EDT What do you get when you mix an internationally renowned DJ and a classically trained violinist? An ultra glamorous mash-up perfect for any dance party. DJ Mia Moretti, mixer for fashion houses like Rebecca Minkoff, and violinist Caitlin Moe have expanded their creative collaboration,…

  11. Pitbull Addresses Jay-Z & Beyonce's Cuba Trip On 'Open Letter' Freestyle: Listen

    April 15, 2013 2:56 PM EDT Hand it to Pitbull for getting the (hopefully) last word on the controversy surrounding Jay-Z and Beyonce's vacation to Cuba earlier this month.   I'm cuban american i was born politically incorrect here is my open letter daleee sovo.co/77a1cfa19a — Pitbull (@Pitbull) April 14,…

  12. Jurassic 5 Talks Reunion, Doc Plans Backstage At Coachella

    April 13, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Six years after Jurassic 5 broke up in 2007, what once seemed impossible has now happened: the hip-hop group is back in action. Last night (April 12), a sea of thousands at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. watched as the group took the stage for their first…

  13. Draco Rosa and Maná Performing Together at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 08, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Mexico's most successful rock band Maná and award-winning singer/songwriter Draco Rosa will debut their single"Penelope" at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25. Presented by State Farm, the program will air at 7 p.m. EST/6 CT live from BankUnited Center at the…

  14. Para One's 'Miamix': Listen to the New Mix Here

    March 19, 2013 10:49 AM EDT French producer debuts new Cam’ron-featuring remix on Miami Music Week mix. French producer Para One (aka Jean-Baptiste de Laubier) has a busy few weeks ahead of him. On top of his slew of back-to-back tour dates (including several appearances during Miami Music Week), the Paris-based…

  15. Frank Ocean: 'Grammy Weekend Makes Me Nervous as F---'

    February 09, 2013 4:30 PM EST The Best New Artist contender performed an abbreviated set at the Levi’s 501 140 Year Anniversary party on Friday night. Frank Ocean performed an abbreviated set Friday night at Levi’s 501 140 Year Anniversary Pre-Grammy Party at the Ace Museum in Los Angeles. Ocean, who is nominated for…

  16. Chart Highlights: One Direction Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs, Taylor Swift Still No. 1

    February 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST One Direction notches the highest debut among its five Pop Songs hits, as 'Kiss You' launches at No. 30. Plus, Depeche Mode returns to rock radio. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top  songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  17. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Returns, Outshines Nicki-Mariah Tussle

    January 24, 2013 11:32 AM EST The highly-publicized fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey came and went Wednesday night -- and, honestly, with little bang.   After months of "when will it happen?" tension, Minaj walked out on the judges panel following a disagreement stemming from a singer's choice of…

  18. Jenni Rivera Honored By Family and Stars in Emotional Memorial

    December 19, 2012 3:55 PM EST The memorial commemorating the life of Jenni Rivera was as dramatic and colorful as the artist herself, a cornucopia of laughter, tears and celebration, with fans often singing loudly along to Rivera videos and live performances by her friends and family despite the incongruity of the red…

  19. Jenni Rivera Plane Crash: DNA Tests Begin

    December 11, 2012 4:25 PM EST Mexican authorities were performing DNA tests Tuesday on remains believed to belong to Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera and six other people killed when her plane went down in northern Mexico. Investigators said it would take days to piece together the wreckage of the plane…

  20. Jenni Rivera, Big-Voiced Queen of Banda, Dead at 43

    December 09, 2012 10:55 PM EST Jenni Rivera , the flamboyant, outspoken, big-voiced singer who was the top-selling regional Mexican female star of her generation was confirmed dead after the small private plane in which she was traveling in Mexico crashed. Rivera was 43 years old.   RELATED: No Survivors in Jenni Rivera…

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