1. Ask Billboard: Madonna's Biggest Radio Hits

    February 04, 2012 3:30 PM EST A look at Her Madgesty's most-played songs, Carly Rae Jepsen's new No. 1 and more reader-voted songs that should've been singles Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to…

  2. Vazquez Sounds, Kids Who Covered Adele, Vault Into Social 50 Chart

    December 22, 2011 10:30 AM EST YouTube hitmakers Vazquez Sounds comes bounding in at No. 17 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, capping a wild month for the Mexican kid trio. It marks the second-highest debut ever on the chart since it launched a year ago. Only Rebecca Black, of "Friday" fame, bowed higher -- at…

  3. 2011 Latin Grammys: 10 Things You Didn't See

    November 11, 2011 8:00 AM EST The Latin Grammys aired Nov. 10 on the Univision network form the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Here's what you didn't see on screen. 1. Demi Lovato , who performed at the Latin Gramys alongside newcomer Pablo Alboran, is preparing to release an all-Spanish album sometime…

  4. Latin Grammys: Calle 13 Makes History in Star-Studded Night

    November 10, 2011 11:55 PM EST The 12th annual Latin Grammys, which were telecast live from the Mandalay Bay, made it a night the Puerto Rican rapping duo Calle 13 will not soon forget as they dominated the awards show with a staggering nine wins including record of the year, best urban music album and best alternative…

  5. Lea Michele's Songs from 'Dorothy of Oz' To Premiere at Comic-Con

    July 20, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Next, year, Sony will release the soundtrack to the 3D animated musical "Dorothy of Oz," but the film's songs will be unveiled this Saturday (July 23) at Comic-Con in San Diego. The film, which features "Glee" star Lea Michele in the title role, is penciled in for an…

  6. Gloria Trevi Finds Redemption in New 'Gloria!' Album

    March 25, 2011 1:44 PM EDT In her new single, "Me Rio de Ti" (I Laugh at You), Mexican diva Gloria Trevi happily belts: "And I spend my time dancing, singing, doing so much with you . . . creating my eternal life with you. And when I remember your name, I laugh at you." Through her lyrics, Trevi has…

  7. Shakira, "Sale el Sol"

    October 22, 2010 11:29 AM EDT Shakira's album material seems to strike a much purer chord in Spanish. Her latest project, "Sale el Sol," is no exception. It's a mix of uptempo dance tracks based on traditional Latin rhythms like merengue, hard-kicking rock tracks and earthier rock ballads that all told…

  8. Alejandro Sanz, Juan Luis Guerra Lead Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 08, 2010 12:45 PM EDT Latin Grammy darlings Alejandro Sanz and Juan Luis Guerra , along with past nominee Jorge Drexler , led the nominations for the 11th edition of the awards with four nods each, tying Mario Domm, the lead singer and songwriter of pop group Camila . The nominees for the 2010 Latin Grammys, which…

  9. Rocker Gustavo Cerati Hospitalized in Argentina with 'Extensive Brain Damage'

    June 10, 2010 1:29 PM EDT Argentine rocker Gustavo Cerati was flown to his native Argentina June 7 and is currently hospitalized in the intensive care unit of FLENI, a center that specializes in neurological disorders. Physical exams revealed "extensive brain damage. The patient is unconscious. He breaths on his…

  10. Debi Nova, "Drummer Boy"

    April 02, 2010 3:08 PM EDT Already a star in her home country, Costa Rican newcomer Debi Nova is positioning herself to achieve the same global appeal with "Drummer Boy" that Pitbull did last spring with "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)." Melody is the focal point on Nova's mainstream debut…

  11. SXSW Kicks Off With Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers and More

    March 18, 2010 12:10 PM EDT Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Tex. yesterday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more than 10,000 music industry veterans and wannabes…

  12. SXSW 2010: Billboard's Showcase Bands

    March 10, 2010 6:30 PM EST Give us four nights to program whatever we want, and we'll give you diverse top-tier acts from all the genres we cover, from Latin to hip-hop to rock. All performances are at the Billboard.com Bungalow at 708 E. Sixth St. in downtown Austin. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 Billboard en Español…

  13. Juanes Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:19 PM EST Juanes, Title TBD (Universal Music Latino) Release Date: Third/fourth quarter After making headlines with his Paz Sin Fronteras concert in Cuba, Juanes recently spent time in London meeting potential producers for his new album, which he plans to co-produce and write himself. Although the…

  14. Vico C, "Babilla"

    October 16, 2009 3:34 PM EDT Four years after his last studio album, one of Latin urban music's truly original artists shines once again. Former drug addict and born-again Christian Vico C has little use for the monotonous sexual content most associated with the reggaetón of his native Puerto Rico. While some of the…

  15. Gustavo Cerati, "Fuerza Natural"

    October 09, 2009 3:30 PM EDT "I never felt so fine," Gustavo Cerati sings on the title track to his new album, "Fuerza Natural"-and then proves it with a set of intricately crafted and introspective folky melodies, psychedelic splashes and power pop. Cerati's storied past as frontman of the…

  16. Gustavo Dudamel Takes Over Baton At L.A. Philharmonic

    October 01, 2009 11:16 AM EDT Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel became music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Wednesday at the age of 28, deploying digital tools to draw a younger and less elite audience to classical music. Before a free inaugural concert for 18,000 on Saturday, Dudamel held the first…

  17. Céu Sings Praises Of Motherhood On 'Vagarosa'

    July 17, 2009 2:06 PM EDT If Céu had her way, everyone would be just a little bit lazier. The Brazilian singer/songwriter hails a life of leisure on her second studio album, "Vagarosa," released July 7 on Six Degrees Records. The album was inspired in part by her 10-month-old daughter, Rosa. "It's…

  18. Early Grammys Honor Film, Latin Music

    February 08, 2009 4:58 PM EST The soundtrack for "Juno" was the first winner at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, taking home the trophy for best compilation soundtrack. Meanwhile, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer won best score soundtrack for "The Dark Knight." The Grammy for best motion picture song…

  19. Cafe Tacuba Crowns Latin Grammy Field

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alternative Mexican band Cafe Tacuba is the leading nominee for the ninth annual Latin Grammy Awards, garnering six nods including album of the year (for "Sino") and song of the year (for "Esta Vez"). Alternative Mexican band Cafe Tacuba is the leading nominee for the…

  20. Morrissey Completes New Album, Preps Reissue

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey is planning a September release for his ninth studio album, "Years of Refusal." According to trusted fan site ... Morrissey is planning a September release for his ninth studio album, "Years of Refusal." According to trusted fan site True to You , the album will…

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