1. Executive Turntable: Another UMG Exec Departs, Girlie Action Expands, Alexandra Lioutikoff Moves Up & More

    March 21, 2016 7:43 PM EDT -- Ray Baum will join  The National Association of Broadcasters , an advocacy association, as vp of government relations on March 31. Baum was formerly senior policy advisor to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, initially, joining the staff on Communications and Technology in 2011 as…

  2. The Year in Latin 2015: Romeo Santos & Juan Gabriel Dominate the Charts

    December 09, 2015 9:00 AM EST In 2015, the Latin music market welcomed some new names to the top of the Billboard charts, while established stars continued to dominate the lists. Meanwhile, two songs became the top longest-running No. 1s in Hot Latin Songs history, and one artist crossed a record-breaking 100 weeks on the…

  3. In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: The 50 Greatest Latin Songs of All Time

    November 12, 2015 9:00 AM EST They made us dance and they made us sing, and they still do so today. When it comes to music, there's no objective right or wrong, good or bad – but that never stops passionate music fans from sharing and defending their favorites. From pop hooks to album covers to beats, we're…

  4. Charlie Zaa Pays Tribute to Joan Sebastian in New Video for 'Un Idiota': Watch

    October 30, 2015 4:20 PM EDT Colombian singer Charlie Zaa   is paying tribute to the late Mexican icon Joan Sebastian  in his new video for “Un Idiota,” out Friday (Oct. 30). Helmed by Luieville ( Maluma , Alexis & Fido , Larry Hernandez ), it combines heavy drinking, tears, and fire to convey the regret of a man who…

  5. Joan Sebastian to be Honored in All-Star Musical Tribute

    August 10, 2015 3:14 PM EDT One of Mexico’s most beloved entertainment figures, Joan Sebastian will be remembered by his peers in an all-star musical tribute Wednesday at the Mundo Imperial Forum in Acapulco. The three-hour concert, titled “¡Viva por siempre Joan Sebastian!” (Long Live Joan Sebastian), will feature some…

  6. Joan Sebastian Poll: Vote for Your Favorite Song!

    July 27, 2015 4:46 PM EDT Joan Sebastian was a hitmaker. The Mexican singer/songwriter, who died July 13 at 64 years old after a long battle with cancer, placed 32 songs on Billboard 's Regional Mexican Airplay chart -- the third-most ever for a solo act. Of those, four hit No. 1, most recently "El Padrino…

  7. Joan Sebastian Has Record Week on Latin Charts

    July 22, 2015 3:30 PM EDT The singer has the top three selling Latin Albums of the week & a record 11 titles on Hot Latin Songs. The death of Mexican singer-songwriter Joan Sebastian sparks a surge of chart climbs and entries across formats. The Grammy award winning composer, who has penned songs for some of…

  8. Late Mexican Icon Joan Sebastian Celebrates Life at Home in New Single 'Volví P'al Pueblo': Listen

    July 22, 2015 3:00 PM EDT Joan Sebastian ’s life may have been cut short, but his music endures. The late superstar’s posthumous new single, “Volví Pa’l Pueblo” (Back to my Hometown), released July 22, celebrates life and cements his legacy as one of Latin music’s most beloved singer/songwriters. Sebastian was…

  9. Joan Sebastian Mourned by Fellow Latin Superstars

    July 13, 2015 10:53 PM EDT The music community took to social media to mourn the death of legendary Mexican singer and songwriter  Joan Sebastian on Monday. Sebastian died in his ranch in Juliantla, in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, at the age of 64, after a 16-year battle with bone cancer. Joan Sebastian, Mexican…

  10. Joan Sebastian, Mexican Music Superstar, Dies at 64

    July 13, 2015 10:42 PM EDT The writer of achingly beautiful songs died after a long battle with cancer. Joan Sebastian , the fabled Mexican singer/songwriter who rose from a poverty-stricken childhood in rural Mexico to become one of the most recorded and top-selling contemporary acts of all time, died on…

  11. GRAMMY Predictions: Latin Music Categories

    January 25, 2014 3:18 PM EST This year's Latin categories at the 56th GRAMMY Awards are an eclectic but consistently high quality bunch, making predictions particularly hard. But we do like a challenge. Read on for our forecasts on who will take trophies for Latin music Sunday night. GRAMMYs 2014: Full Coverage BEST…

  12. Legends and Rising Stars Share Stage at 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 10, 2013 7:14 AM EDT With performances by Gerardo Ortiz, Los Tigres del Norte, Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga, Joan Sebastian, Roberto Tapia, and many more, the 2013 Mexican Music Awards brought a remarkable line-up of legends and leading young artists together on stage for a night of live television…

  13. Billboard Mexican Music Awards: Special Honors for Two Icons

    October 01, 2013 2:35 AM EDT Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga and Joan Sebastian, two of the most successful acts in Latin music, will be honored with special awards at the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards during the live Telemundo broadcast of the awards show on Oct. 9.   The program, airing at 7 p.m./6c from the…

  14. Gerardo Ortiz, Joan Sebastian to Perform at Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    September 23, 2013 5:36 PM EDT The Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2013 will feature some of the biggest names in the business who will take to the stage including Joan Sebastian, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga, Gerardo Ortiz and Banda Los Recoditos.  The show, airing live on Telemundo and taking place at the Dolby…

  15. Jenni Rivera Memorial: Fans Mourn, But Celebrate Her Life

    December 19, 2012 7:20 PM EST Fans of regional Mexican star Jenni Rivera said that they personally showed up to pay tribute to the singer who was a true American success who never gave up despite many challenges.   During the entertainer's memorial services at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles on Wednesday (Dec.…

  16. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Tops Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs

    July 02, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Plus, Beloved veteran acts Whitney Houston, the Beach Boys and Cyndi Lauper make chart returns. 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…

  17. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Watch Marc Anthony on 'Iconos'

    April 29, 2010 6:38 PM EDT Today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, comes to you again from the sunny shores of Puerto Rico, which hosts the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards presented by State Farm. The Latin music industry is readying for tonight's Billboard Latin Music…

  18. Hot Tours: André Rieu, George Strait, Taylor Swift

    April 29, 2010 11:55 AM EDT Dutch violinist André Rieu tops the latest Hot Tours ranking with a heavily back-dated reported gross from 53 European concerts dating from November through February. The shows, primarily in France and Germany, were part of the classical artist¹s third 2009 trek through European venues. The…

  19. Marc Anthony, Wyclef Jean To Perform At 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 22, 2010 9:32 AM EDT Superstars Marc Anthony, Wyclef Jean, Paulina Rubio and Chayanne are the newest addition to the roster of performers for the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm live from Puerto Rico. The awards will air April 29 on the Telemundo Network and will by seen by over 200…

  20. Nelly Furtado, Wisin Y Yandel To Perform At Premios Billboard

    April 15, 2010 1:53 PM EDT Nelly Furtado, Wisin y Yandel, Ricardo Montaner, Luis Fonsi, Marco Antonio Solis, JenCarlos Canela, Banda Los Recoditos and Gilberto Santa Rosa are the latest acts added to the list of performers for the 2010 Premios Billboard De La Musica Latina. The event, sponsored by State Farm, will be…

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