1. Mika El-Baz to Lead RCA's West Coast Office

    August 05, 2014 2:03 PM EDT Mika El-Baz is on the move at RCA Records. The record label announced on Tuesday that El-Baz will be relocating from New York City to Los Angeles to head up its west coast office. She'll take on the new role -- executive vp of west coast -- while keeping her duties as executive vp of…

  2. Radiohead, Biz Markie, Mumford & Sons Get Mariachi Makeovers in 'The Book of Life'

    July 14, 2014 6:30 PM EDT Radiohead's "Creep," Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" and Mumford & Sons' "I Will Wait" are given mariachi and norteño makeovers in Fox's animated film "The Book of Life." The film also features two originals by Gustavo Santaolalla,…

  3. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5's 'Maps' Makes Record Start; Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake Top Adult R&B Songs

    June 23, 2014 4:55 PM EDT Maroon 5's Maps' start's with the best first-week plays total in the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart's history. Plus, new No. 1s for Jackson and Timberlake, Iggy Azalea and Enrique Iglesias Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  4. Rubén Blades Q&A: Salsa’s Crossover Pioneer Gets Emotional on 'Tangos'

    May 28, 2014 3:42 AM EDT Rubén Blades takes an emotional turn with “Tangos,” a set of versions of his songs, including “Pedro Navaja,” “Pablo Pueblo” and “Juana Maya,” recorded with Argentine tango musicians. Blades brings tango’s characteristic drama to his classics without going over the top, for an album set to…

  5. Tributes To Gustavo Cerati: 10 Cover Songs To Watch

    December 13, 2013 6:16 AM EST Gustavo Cerati was bestowed the title of “Distinguished Citizen” by the city of Buenos Aires last week, an official honor that has accompanied the more personal musical tributes which have surfaced for the singer and guitarist.   Cerati, best known as the front man of the legendary Argentine…

  6. Amazon Adventure: A Singer-Songwriter's Account Of Teaching … And Learning

    October 01, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Last year, Chart Beat spotlighted New York-based singer-songwriter Sarah J as she recapped the process, step by step, of what it's like to audition for NBC's "The Voice." This summer, Sarah undertook a different kind of mission: teaching music and more in the Amazon.…

  7. 'Breaking Bad' Character Playlist: 8 Songs For The Final Season

    August 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT From Linkin Park to Taylor Swift, check out the tracks that capture the major characters on the AMC drama. On Sunday night (Aug. 11), AMC's "Breaking Bad" kicks off its final season, beginning the end of the road for the Emmy-winning drama about one likable man evolving…

  8. Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa and More to Headline Latin Songwriters Gala

    March 11, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Rubén Blades, Cristian Castro, Natalie Cole and Draco Rosa are among the artists set to perform at the Latin Songwriters Hall of fame first induction gala. The black tie event, celebrating the rich past and current popularity of Latin song, will take place April 23rd at Miami's New…

  9. Campo, Grammys Q&A: A Surprise Nomination and Plans for New Album

    February 04, 2013 8:00 PM EST The Grammy Awards are fast approaching. Do you know your Latin nominees? In the next days we will highlight some of the leading nominees for the awards Juan Campodónico is a member of the electro-tango collective Bajofondo, whose music has brought the essence of South American romance to a…

  10. Bajofondo, 'Presente' Album Preview & Song Debut

    January 18, 2013 9:47 AM EST Bajofondo Title: "Presente" | Release Date: March 5, 2013 Bajofondo, the electro-acoustic collective that brought sexy back to tango, returns with 21 tracks that bring together the essence of Argentina’s classic soundtrack of seduction and the energy of Buenos Aires’ current club…

  11. Jenni Rivera's Remains Identified in Mexico

    December 13, 2012 3:20 PM EST Four days after the private plane carrying Jenni Rivera and six others crashed in Northern Mexico, the remains of the bodies have been positively identified.   The Forensic Medical Service of Monterrey, Mexico has confirmed that remains of one of the bodies found on the site of the fatal…

  12. Jenni Rivera: Female Voice of a Musical Family Dynasty

    December 10, 2012 7:30 PM EST   In the early hours of Sunday, December 2, Jenni Rivera made a surprise appearance on stage at a rodeo in Texcoco, Mexico, where her brother, corrido star Lupillo Rivera, was performing. It was an emotional reunion for the siblings, who were publicly known to be estranged in recent years.…

  13. 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…

  14. Demi Lovato & L.A. Reid to Talk 'X Factor' at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 12, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Demi Lovato, a judge on this season's "X Factor," will take part in an X Factor Q&A with her costar and Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid at this year's Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, taking…

  15. Christina Aguilera to Keynote at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    September 05, 2012 8:55 AM EDT Christina Aguilera will participate as a keynote speaker at the 2012 Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference presented by First Entertainment Credit Union and being held at the W Hotel in Hollywood Oct. 24 and 25. A five-time Grammy Award winner and one of the top…

  16. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  17. Gustavo Dudamel, Ruben Blades and Franco De Vita join for 'Viva la Musica' Event

    July 19, 2012 7:48 PM EDT Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel , pop star Franco De Vita and actor and salsa icon Ruben Blades will perform as part of a massive concert in Venezuela called "Viva la Musica," which is being billed as a "concert for peace." Some 200,000 people are…

  18. Jay-Z, Rihanna, Elton John to Perform at London Olympic Arts Festival

    June 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Musical stars, including Jay-Z , Rihanna , David Guetta and Elton John , films from the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Mike Leigh and art from Yoko Ono and others will all be part of the London 2012 Festival, a cultural celebration across Britain tied to the Summer Olympics that kicks off on…

  19. Grammy Poll Results: How'd We Do?

    February 13, 2012 3:35 PM EST See how well readers (& Billboard.com) did in picking the winners on music's biggest night. This year's Grammy Awards were a mix of the widely expected (Adele's sweep of the major categories) and the fairly shocking (Bon Iver trumping Nicki Minaj for Best New Artist). Take…

  20. Grammy Winners List 2012

    February 13, 2012 12:20 AM EST Chart Article Bottom Find out who won! ALBUM OF THE YEAR 21 Adele WINNER Wasting Light Foo Fighters Born This Way Lady Gaga Doo-Wops & Hooligans Bruno Mars Loud Rihanna RECORD OF THE YEAR "Rolling In The Deep" Adele WINNER "Holocene" Bon Iver "Grenade" Bruno…

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