1. Bottoms Up! The 15 Biggest Drinking Songs

    March 15, 2014 12:30 PM EDT There are four songs charting on the Hot 100 this week (May 15) that allude to either being tipsy from love or just flat out tossing back a brew for the heck of it. Beyonce's Cognac-soaked "Drunk in Love" collab with husband Jay Z rests no. 7, Brantley Gilbert says "…

  2. Damon Albarn Welcomes De La Soul, Snoop Dogg & More Gorillaz Collaborators at Fader Fort Set

    March 15, 2014 9:55 AM EDT “This is our first-ever live performance of ("Clint Eastwood") in its purest form…and probably the last" Damon Albarn capped off a busy week playing songs from his forthcoming solo debut “Everyday Robots” at South By Southwest with a very special performance at the Fader Fort…

  3. Ginuwine Reflects on 15th Anniversary of Classic Album '100% Ginuwine'

    March 14, 2014 1:20 PM EDT Everybody knows “Pony.” Ginuwine’s 1996 debut single is synonymous with sex and the timeless art of titillation, immortalized by its own video , Internet meme and the 2012 male stripper drama “Magic Mike.” But the R&B singer born Elgin Lumpkin, Timbaland’s first solo artist and…

  4. Shakira Dances Through the Forest in New Activia Ad: Watch

    March 13, 2014 7:16 PM EDT You may have seen an Activia yogurt campaign that features smiling tummies. Now, you’ll see plenty more of the Activia-tummy connection, featuring Shakira. The Colombian star has signed a global partnership with the yogurt brand to support its new “Dare to Fell Good” campaign. The campaign,…

  5. Carlos Vives, Wisin Excel on Latin Charts

    March 13, 2014 3:38 PM EDT Carlos Vives blasts onto the Latin Airplay chart at No. 1 with "El Mar de Sus Ojos" (featuring ChoQuibTown). The debut marks the eighth chart-topper for the Colombian singer, and his second to start at No. 1, following "Volvi A Nacer," which opened at the top in October…

  6. Laura Pausini, Juanes, David Bisbal To Perform At The 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 13, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Multilingual pop music superstar Laura Pausini, Spanish idol David Bisbal, globally acclaimed Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes, and Regional Mexican chart toppers La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music…

  7. Carlos Vives Serenades Wife at BMI Latin Music Awards: 'How Can I Not Write Beautiful Songs?'

    March 12, 2014 3:10 PM EDT Award acceptance speeches are usually the kind of thing one tolerates politely. But Carlos Vives took things to a whole new level during the BMI Latin Music Awards March 11 when he got up to perform after accepting the BMI President’s award. Playing with a five-piece, pared-down version of…

  8. Carlos Vives, Espinoza Paz and Roberto Tapia Top Honorees at BMI Latin Music Awards

    March 12, 2014 1:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Wins BMI Music Publisher of the Year Espinoza Paz and Roberto Tapia, two regional Mexican stars who have also emerged as critically acclaimed and commercially successful composers, were the top winners at BMI’s 21st annual Latin Music Awards, taking home BMI Latin songwriter of the…

  9. Yandel, Noel Torres to Headline 2014 Billboard En Concierto

    March 11, 2014 8:56 PM EDT The concert series leads up to the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards Urban chart-topper Yandel, fresh from debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart last year, and regional Mexican star Noel Torres will headline the fifth annual Billboard En Concierto concert series,…

  10. Prince Royce Opens New Tour in Puerto Rico, Wisin Joins Him On Stage: Watch

    March 10, 2014 8:14 PM EDT Bachata star Prince Royce has begun the first leg of his most recent tour with about 12,000 fans in tow who joined him for the "Soy El Mismo" tour opener in Puerto Rico. Royce was joined by reggaeton star Wisin at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico on Friday (March 7). The bachata…

  11. Juanes' Worries Pay Off With 'Loco de Amor': Video Exclusive

    March 10, 2014 5:02 PM EDT Watch Juanes his thoughts on new album 'Loco de Amor' behind-the-scenes at Billboard's interview session & photo shoot. Tucked in a nondescript industrial complex in North Miami, Cherokee Studios East is the kind of place you would never suspect existed if you didn't…

  12. Sara Evans, 'Slow Me Down': Track-By-Track Review

    March 10, 2014 4:15 PM EDT This week, Sara Evans releases "Slow Me Down," her first new album in close to three years. The lead single and title track is climbing the charts, hitting No. 28 on Hot Country Songs. It was also selected by The 615 as one of the ten best country singles released in 2013. Is there…

  13. Chart Highlights: One Direction, Katy Perry, U2 Score New No. 1s

    March 10, 2014 4:15 PM EDT D dominates an airplay chart for the first time, Perry's 'Dark Horse' rules Rhythmic Songs and U2 nets a record-setting No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  14. Jake Bugg Benefits From ‘American Idol’ Appearance, Describes the Format As ‘Cruel’

    March 10, 2014 4:51 AM EDT UNGRACIOUS: You don’t have to dig very deep to find the irony when it comes to Jake Bugg’s guest appearance on last week’s American Idol results show. Largely unknown in the United States, Bugg was asked to be the first new artist featured on the Fox series this season. Born in Clifton,…

  15. Sara Evans Reveals Major Collaborators for New Release 'Slow Me Down'

    March 07, 2014 8:11 PM EST Gavin DeGraw, Vince Gill, the Fray's Isaac Slade among album's featured guests Sara Evans has been counting down the days, and now she’s down to four.  On Tuesday (March 11), the songstress will release her seventh RCA studio album "Slow Me Down." Billboard has traced…

  16. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Announces Brazil Solo Concerts

    March 07, 2014 5:23 PM EST Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will head to South America for a trio of solo shows in Brazil in May. Vedder, who last month wrapped up a solo trek in Australia and New Zealand following Pearl Jam's stint headlining the Big Day Out Festival there, is set to play two dates at São Paulo&…

  17. Juanes Breaks Down 'Loco de Amor' Album: Video Track-By-Track

    March 07, 2014 3:01 PM EST "Loco de Amor" is “really crazy about love,” Colombian rocker Juanes says of his new studio effort during his special Billboard video interview delving into each of the album's tracks. “It’s about obsession, delirium, what happens with human relations.” The new album, which…

  18. Shakira Returns With New Album, Steamy Rihanna Video, Country Duet: Cover Story

    March 07, 2014 12:40 PM EST It's late on a Wednesday afternoon, and a table in the foyer of Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood is laden with goodies: chocolate chip cookies, hummus and chips and a bottle of Patron Silver tequila with a card that reads, "Welcome back, Shakira!" But…

  19. Romeo Santos, Juanes Shine on Latin Charts

    March 06, 2014 3:00 PM EST Romeo Santos scores the best sales week for any Latin title in eight years as his "Formula, Vol. 2" debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums with 85,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the strongest sales frame for a Spanish-language set since 2006 when Mexican pop group RBD…

  20. Rihanna's Paris Fashion Week Style Diary: 7 Photos of the Bad Gal's Haute Looks

    March 04, 2014 5:35 PM EST Rihanna hit Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014 in that bad girl style only she can swing. She brought serious looks to the Parisian runways. From a sleek little black dress at the Dior show, to a sheer lace number front row at Jean Paul Gaultier, check out our roundup of the singer’s hottest looks…

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