1. Fania All Stars and Salsa Giants Announce Fall Concert Dates

    August 30, 2013 3:23 PM EDT Marc Anthony continues tour in support of his hit salsa album '3.0.' Salsa's summer comeback continues into fall with the announcement of concerts by Sergio George’s "Salsa Giants" and Salsa’s original super group, the Fania All Stars. Marc Anthony, whose salsa…

  2. Marc Anthony's Voice Is the Star at 'Vivir Mi Vida' Tour Opener in Miami: Live Review

    August 27, 2013 12:33 PM EDT Marc Anthony kicked off the U.S. leg of his "Vivir Mi Vida" world tour with two sold-out shows at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami Aug. 23 and 24, playing a mostly salsa set that underscored the theme and sentiment of his top-selling new album, "3.0." Backed by a…

  3. Chart Highlights: Luke Bryan Scores His Highest Debut Ever on Country Airplay Chart

    August 05, 2013 8:43 PM EDT Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" bows at No. 21 as Romeo Santos scores a big bow on the Latin Airplay chart. Luke Bryan scores his highest debut ever on Country Airplay, as 'That's My Kind of Night' bows at No. 21. Over on the Latin Airplay chart, Romeo…

  4. Saints of Valory, 'Neon Eyes': Exclusive Video Premiere

    July 23, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Arena-pop quartet Saints of Valory first caught the attention of Billboard when the group became a finalist for last year's Battle of the Bands competition. On Tuesday (July 23), the band makes its return with a video for the new single "Neon Eyes," premiering exclusively…

  5. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  6. Chart Highlights: Blake Shelton's 'Cool' Crowns Country Airplay

    March 18, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Plus, Little Mix's "Wings" flies onto Pop Songs, Miguel enters R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Tamela Mann leads Gospel Songs for a 20th week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  7. 'Harlem Shake' Samples Used Without Permission; Artists Seek Payment

    March 11, 2013 12:36 PM EDT Baauer's "Harlem Shake" has spent the last three weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and racked up millions upon millions of listens via its widely seen YouTube dance craze. But key moments of the song, including voices urging people to "Do the Harlem Shake!" and…

  8. Chart Highlights: Demi Lovato 'Attack's Pop Songs

    March 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST The first single from the actress/singer's forthcoming album logs a strong first week at radio. Plus, Taylor Swift takes over at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs return. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: Adam Sanders & Papa Peachez Shock the Judges

    January 31, 2013 9:11 AM EST "American Idol" rolled into two different cities during Wednesday night’s auditions – San Antonio and Long Beach. The differences between the two? Location, certainly. But beyond that, the episode presented two locations that produced very similar talent, in that the talent was,…

  10. Chart Highlights: Bon Jovi Blasts Onto AC, Adult Pop Songs Charts

    January 14, 2013 6:40 PM EST 'Because We Can' debuts on Adult Contemporary at No. 21 and Adult Pop Songs at No. 30 as the Greatest Gainer on both charts. 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…

  11. Bubbling Under: McKay's 'Destiny' To Chart On Adult Contemporary?

    September 14, 2012 2:50 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Franklin McKay, Tulisa, $auce and Earl Bynum. Franklin McKay In a rare case of conservative AC radio helping expose an unsigned…

  12. Disney's Night of Joy Turns 30 With Casting Crowns, Third Day

    September 10, 2012 11:30 AM EDT "Disney cares about the family like we care about the family," says Brandon Heath, one of the Christian artists who performed this weekend at Walt Disney World's 30th annual Night of Joy. "It's a common goal that we have to enrich families. They can come enjoy the…

  13. Rihanna Continues to Own Social 50, Lady Gaga Jumps to No. 2

    May 31, 2012 10:45 PM EDT R ihanna continues to reign supreme on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week. She holds at No. 1 on the tally, reeling from media excitement generated by her film debut in "Battleship." Further, a series of remixes of her popular single "Where Have You Been" hit…

  14. Chart Highlights: Flo Rida Flies to No. 1 on Pop Songs

    February 06, 2012 5:45 PM EST 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 charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Good Feeling" Flo Rida As…

  15. Hot Tours: Phish, Elton John, Bob Seger

    January 23, 2012 1:00 PM EST Legendary jam band Phish tops Hot Tours with ticket sales totals reported from its traditional year ending run of concerts at the partially refurbished Madison Square Garden in New York City. The band played the arena to close out 2011 with sellout shows on each night from Dec. 28 through New…

  16. Marc Anthony Stands Tall, Thanks Fans in Virtuoso Miami Concert

    September 19, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Marc Anthony has often said he's a big fan of Frank Sinatra. But his performance Saturday night as part of the U.S. leg of his tour, with the second of two sold-out shows at the American Airlines Arena (capacity 14,000), was equal parts Frank in style and improvisation and equal parts…

  17. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 3

    July 15, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS, READERS…

  18. Folk Singer Facundo Cabral Gunned Down in Guatemala

    July 10, 2011 10:04 AM EDT One of Latin America's most admired folk singers, Facundo Cabral , was killed Saturday (June 9) when three carloads of gunmen ambushed the vehicle in which he was riding, prompting expressions of anguish from across the region. Authorities said the performer's concert promoter was…

  19. Tito 'El Bambino,' "Invencible"

    March 03, 2011 5:29 PM EST Tito "El Bambino," who made a name for himself as the romantic half of reggaetón duo Hector y Tito, garnered breakout Latin mainstream success with 2009's "El Patron" and the romantic, danceable single "El Amor." For his follow-up, Tito was hard pressed to…

  20. Why Crystal Bowersox Will Win 'American Idol'

    May 24, 2010 12:00 PM EDT There are those seasons of "American Idol" when one contestant develops over the course of the show, has a breakthrough performance midway through and grows into a worthy champion by the finale. Kelly Clarkson and David Cook , I'm looking at you. Photos: Crystal Bowersox's…

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