1. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Latin Pop Album and Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 6:03 PM EST BEST LATIN POP ALBUM NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN Tangos Ruben Blades Label: Sunnyside Salsa icon Ruben Blades refashioned his greatest hits including "Pedro Navaja" and "Pablo Pueblo" as tangos with help from Argentine musicians. The resulting album, on indie Sunnyside…

  2. Grammy Latin Nominations Cast a Wide Net

    December 05, 2014 4:55 PM EST Latin Grammy winners like Carlos Vives, Juanes, Calle 13 & Camila compete against virtual unknowns. A mix of well-known acts and total outliers ruled the Latin nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards . While many big names hailing from many countries -- most armed with critically acclaimed…

  3. Mexico City’s Vive Latino 2015 Lineup: Robert Plant, Caifanes & Dave Matthews Band Among Headliners

    November 28, 2014 2:00 PM EST Robert Plant, Caifanes, Dave Matthews Band, Molotov, Brandon Flowers to headline massive festival Robert Plant , Caifanes , Dave Matthews Band , Molotov and Brandon Flowers will headline Vive Latino in Mexico City, set for March 13-15, 2015, at the Foro Sol. Tickets for the massive annual…

  4. Latin Grammys 2014: Music & Politics Mix as Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias Win Big

    November 21, 2014 12:16 AM EST Jorge Drexler, Calle 13 & Paco de Lucia also pick up big prizes, while Obama's immigration speech dominates talk. President Obama was the opening act for the Latin Grammys. It was the talk in Las Vegas during the 15th edition of the awards show, which started more than 10 minutes…

  5. Calle 13, Enrique Iglesias & More Win Early Latin Grammys Before Obama Address

    November 20, 2014 8:17 PM EST Lila Downs, Juanes & more also win pre-telecast trophies. Puerto Rican rappers Calle 13 , pop star Enrique Iglesias and Mexican songstress Lila Downs took home trophies during the 2014 Latin Grammys pre-telecast in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand moments before President Obama addressed the…

  6. Joan Manuel Serrat Celebrated at Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year Event

    November 20, 2014 11:25 AM EST Juanes, Vicentico, Diego Torres, Ruben Blades, Calle 13, Pablo Alboran, Miguel Bose and more perform in his honor. At one point during the Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year dinner in honor of Spanish singer/songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat on Wednesday night, a video was shown…

  7. Santana, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Wisin, Marc Anthony, Magic! to Perform at Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2014 2:14 PM EST Awards broadcast will feature 20 unique collabs and solo performances. Carlos Santana with Pitbull , Magic! with Marc Anthony , Wisin with Chris Brown and Pitbull, and Regional Mexican star Pepe Aguilar and Spanish pop icon Miguel Bose are among the eclectic pairs set to perform live…

  8. Calle 13 Lead Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 24, 2014 7:49 AM EDT Perennial Latin Grammy favorites Calle 13 once again topped the list of nominees for the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards, notching nine nods. Eduardo Cabra , one half of the Puerto Rican rap duo, was the overall leader with 10 nods, thanks to his work with Calle 13 and as a producer on…

  9. Jorge Drexler Releases New Single: Listen

    February 25, 2014 2:10 PM EST Rapper Ana Tijoux joins the Uruguayan singer-songwriter on "Universos Paralelos," the first single of Drexler's upcoming album Jorge Drexler, the erudite singer-songwriter with "the wobbly knees" has released the first single from his new, "mostly danceable"…

  10. Simón Díaz, Beloved Venezuelan Singer, Dead at 85

    February 19, 2014 1:04 PM EST The folk singer was known internationally for his much covered song "Caballo Viejo" Simón Díaz, the folk singer affectionately known as “Uncle Simón” in his native Venezuela, has died at age 85. Díaz, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, died at his home in Caracas Wednesday…

  11. 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…

  12. Q&A: Jorge Drexler On Going Interactive with Song Apps

    April 16, 2013 8:46 PM EDT With an innovative app that “transforms songs into experiences,” the award-winning singer/songwriter brings his music of chance to the Billboard Latin Music Conference. In his Oscar-winning and Grammy-nominated winning songs, Jorge Drexler has revealed himself to be an incurable romantic…

  13. 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…

  14. Shakira Honored as Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    November 10, 2011 1:25 PM EST Colombian superstar Shakira was feted Wednesday night by a wide of array of performers, including her father, at what may have been the best-attended Person of the Year event in the 12 years since the Latin Grammys kicked off. Shakira, decked in a long, Grecian-themed blue dress, arrived at…

  15. Latin Grammy Nominations: Calle 13 Lead With a Record 10

    September 14, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Calle 13 , the Latin Grammy favorites who cull multiple nominations for the award with every album they release, have done it again. The duo made up of Eduardo Cabra and Rene Perez -- which already has 10 Latin Grammy awards under its belt -- is now up for 10 more, a new record. The Puerto…

  16. Latin Grammy 2010 Predictions: And the Winner Is...

    November 10, 2010 5:00 PM EST It's time again for us to make our annual predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday night (Nov. 11.) Alejandro Sanz , Juan Luis Guerra , Jorge Drexler and Camila lead the nominees , but who will emerge…

  17. 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…

  18. Jorge Drexler, "Amar la Trama"

    March 19, 2010 3:54 PM EDT On Jorge Drexler 's latest album, "Amar la Trama," the Uruguayan singer/songwriter--perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning song "Al Otro Lado del Rido" from the 2004 film "The Motorcycle Diaries"--delivers another set that encourages repeated…

  19. Argentine Folk Legend Mercedes Sosa Dies

    October 05, 2009 11:21 AM EDT Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa , who fought South America's dictators with her voice and became a giant of contemporary Latin American music, died on Sunday at age 74, her family said in a statement. Sosa had been in intensive care in a hospital for days with kidney problems. Her…

  20. Shakira: The 'She Wolf' Billboard Cover Story

    September 16, 2009 2:19 PM EDT In Shakira's hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia, there's a 15-foot metal statue of her, wearing bell-bottoms and strumming a guitar. It was donated by a German sculptor in 2006, in the midst of the singer's wildly successful Oral Fixation world tour, which featured her jaw…

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