1. Gerardo Ortiz, Jenni Rivera Lead Billboard Mexican Music Awards Finalists

    August 22, 2013 9:19 AM EDT Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho, 3BallMTY, Voz de Mando and Roberto Tapia also among top finalists for Oct. 9 event in Hollywood Young norteño star Gerardo Ortiz, the late Jenni Rivera and ever-popular Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho lead the list of finalists for…

  2. 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…

  3. Los Bunkers, Babasonicos, Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas, Chico Trujillo: South American Winter Heats Up with New Music

    August 02, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Hear and see new music from Babasonicos' "La Lanza" to Chico Trujillo's new album. It’s winter in the Southern cone, and, musically, it’s getting pretty hot down there. The season has brought new songs and long-awaited albums from some of the region’s most popular…

  4. Jenni Rivera, Don Omar & Lucenzo Lead 2013 Mid-Year SoundScan Latin Charts

    July 03, 2013 5:50 PM EDT Jenni Rivera's death in December of 2012 hugely impacted this year’s Latin music sales. At the mid-year point (through the week ending June 30, 2012), she holds five of the top 10 biggest-selling Latin albums in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. Further, the top four…

  5. Taylor Swift, Gotye and Rihanna Win Big at Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2013 11:15 PM EDT Taylor Swift and her 3.7 million-selling "Red" dominated the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19), taking home eight trophies as Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" swept four major song categories and Rihanna ruled R&B. BILLBOARD MUSIC…

  6. Taylor Swift Takes Early Lead at Billboard Music Awards With Six Wins

    May 19, 2013 7:30 PM EDT There may be a blue carpet out front, but the Billboard Music Awards already has "Red" all over it. Taylor Swift has jumped out with six awards, including Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist, in a pre-telecast announcement for the event, airing live Sunday night from…

  7. Don Omar, Jenni Rivera Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 25, 2013 11:01 PM EDT Don Omar, an artist who in the past few years has been defined by his hit singles, and Jenni Rivera, whose chart success was driven by album sales, were the top winners at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The awards, presented by State Farm, were broadcast live on the Telemundo…

  8. Billboard Latin Music Awards 2013: Winners List

    April 25, 2013 11:00 PM EDT The 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards lit up Miami on Thursday, April 25, with Don Omar and the late Jenni Rivera coming away as the night's biggest winners. Check out a full list of winners below: Full List of Winners (in Red): Artist of the Year: Don Omar Prince Royce Jenni Rivera…

  9. Cuban Soul Man El Gran Fellove Dies at 89

    February 20, 2013 12:42 PM EST One of Cuba’s most charismatic performers, the tropical soul man known as El Gran Fellove, has died in Mexico at age 89. Francisco Fellove is remembered for his fabulous onstage flair and original vocal stylings which, on songs like “El Jamaiquino,” established him as a pioneer of Spanish…

  10. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Don Omar, Romeo Santos & Jenni Rivera Among Top Finalists

    February 05, 2013 9:57 AM EST Don Omar has done it again. After leading the 2012 list of finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards with 16 finalist nods, he returns in 2013 with 18 nods, including Artist of the Year; Social Artist of the Year and Streaming Artist of the Year. Full List of Finalists…

  11. Taylor Swift Named 2012's Most Charitable Star, Rihanna Gives $1.75 Million

    December 26, 2012 12:03 PM EST 'Tis the season for pop star charity work. DoSomething.org named Taylor Swift its top "celeb gone good" for 2012, citing the singer's $4 million donation to the Country Hall of Fame Museum and her Ripple of Hope Award, a charity honor from the Robert F. Kennedy Center that…

  12. Jenni Rivera Tribute Songs Surge Online As Fans Mourn 'La Diva de La Banda'

    December 20, 2012 8:48 PM EST One day after singer Jenni Rivera was eulogized at a public memorial, dozens of music tributes throughout the U.S. and Latin America honoring the entertainer are surfacing and paying homage to the regional Mexican artist known for her sassy persona.   Many of those songs on sites such as…

  13. 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…

  14. Jenni Rivera's Album Sales Gain 1,014% After Death, Has Top Three on Latin Chart

    December 18, 2012 9:56 PM EST The late Jenni Rivera 's presence is felt strongly on many of Billboard's music charts this week, following her death on Dec. 9.   With the most recent Nielsen SoundScan tracking week ending on Sunday, Dec. 16, the new Billboard charts reflect the first full week since her passing. …

  15. Chart Highlights: Phillip Phillips Makes History On Adult Pop Songs

    December 17, 2012 5:30 PM EST The singer is the first 'American Idol' champion to send a debut single to No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs, where 'Home' hikes 2-1. Plus, new No. 1s from Ellie Goulding and Steven Curtis Chapman. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  16. Bruno Mars' New Album Aiming for Top Five Debut on Billboard 200

    December 12, 2012 8:02 PM EST Fresh off earning his fourth No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, Bruno Mars now has his sights set on the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. "Locked Out of Heaven," the lead single from Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox," reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 earlier today (Dec…

  17. 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…

  18. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Three, Stockholm

    November 17, 2012 10:15 AM EST Kanye Rumors and a Drink-Slinging Rih in Sweden Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usual venues in Mexico City (Nov. 14th) , Toronto (Nov. 15) , Stockholm …

  19. Chart Highlights: Tegan And Sara Get 'Closer' With Alternative

    November 05, 2012 5:35 PM EST Almost eight years after first appearing on Billboard charts, the twin sister duo scores its first Alternative Songs entry with 'Closer.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on…

  20. Chart Highlights: Aerosmith Returns To AC Chart

    October 29, 2012 3:55 PM EDT The group charts its first entry on the tally since 1998 - while one of its classics receives a Latin makeover. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our…

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