1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Latin Superstars Highlight Poverty Benefit

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A lineup of Latin mega-stars including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bose and Los Tigres del Norte performed simultaneously on stages in Buenos Aires and Mexico City A lineup of Latin mega-stars including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro…

  14. West, Winehouse Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kanye West leads the field for the 50th annual Grammy Awards with eight nominations, followed by Amy Winehouse with six and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain, each of wh Kanye West leads the field for the 50th annual Grammy Awards with eight nominations,…

  15. Belinda Leads Nominees For MTV Latin Awards

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, including best pop artist, best solo artist and artist of the year, Mexican star Belinda leads the list of nominees announced today (Sept. 12) for this year's Premios MTV Latin With five nominations, including best pop artist, best solo artist and artist of the…

  16. Juanes Rocks With Calamaro, Campino On New CD

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Colombian pop/rock star Juanes will release the first single from his new album "La Vida Es ... Un Ratico" to radio in Asia, Europe and the Americas Sept. 4, in advance of the album's Oct. 23 release. Colombian pop/rock star Juanes will release the first single from his new…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Shop Boyz, American Idols, "World Idol" and more! WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO? Fred- I need your advice. Before you start making any assumptions, I am not your typical "American Idol" fan. I am a married man in my 30s who happens to enjoy watching …

  18. Billboard Bits: Juanes, BMI Urban Showcase, Sanjaya Malakar

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Juanes will release his fourth album, "La Vida Es Un Ratico," this September or October via Universal Latino. The album, Juanes' first since 2004's "Mi Sangre," reunites the 12-time Latin Grammy winne Juanes will release his fourth album, "La Vida Es Un…

  19. Gustavo Laureano

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gustavo Laureano has long enjoyed success as the lead singer of Puerto Rican rock band La Secta Allstar. Now the singer, songwriter, guitar and piano player is enjoying his new guise as a peddler of h Gustavo Laureano has long enjoyed success as the lead singer of Puerto Rican rock band La…

  20. Ex-'Idol' Hudson Wins Best Supporting Actress

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson won the best supporting actress Oscar last night (Feb. 25) for her role in the hit film "Dreamgirls." Hudson, who had never acted before, thanked her Former "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson won the best…

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