1. J Alvarez vs J Balvin: Which Reggaeton Star Has the Hotter Single?

    September 18, 2013 6:00 PM EDT 0 Does a reggaeton renaissance begin with the letter J? There are two "J"s in the top 10 of the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart: which artist is your favorite? What are the odds? Two urban artists who go by the initial J have been holding strong positions on the Latin Rhythm…

  2. Kendrick Lamar In the Running for Six Soul Train Awards

    September 18, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris…

  3. INFINITE to Spread K-Pop With 4 U.S. Dates on World Tour

    September 12, 2013 10:46 PM EDT The seven-member group will hit Los Angeles, San Jose, Washington D.C. and New York City on their "One Great Step" tour. INFINITE teased only New York and Los Angeles dates in an  initial world tour announcement video , but the K-pop boy band has announced four separate U.S.…

  4. Alejandro Fernandez Announces U.S. Arena Tour

    September 06, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Backed by big screen images of the Mexican landscape and a robotic light show, singer Alejandro Fernandez -- whose "Confidencias" debuted at No. 1 this week on the Top Latin Albums -- will tour the U.S. this fall.  Fernandez will perform Sept. 15th in Las Vegas for his 11th annual…

  5. Jay Z Announces Magna Carter World Tour North American Dates

    September 06, 2013 10:51 AM EDT The same morning his Watch the Throne collaborator, Kanye West, announces the ' Yeezus' tour , Jay Z drops live music news of his own. Hov has announced his Magna Carter World Tour, which kicks off Nov. 30 in St. Paul, MN. The 34-date Live Nation arena tour will hit major…

  6. Kanye West Announces 'The Yeezus Tour'

    September 06, 2013 9:44 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar will open on all but five dates on the 23-city tour of North America Kanye West has announced a 23-city trek throughout North America in support of his latest album. "The Yeezus Tour," which is being presented by AEG Live, will open on Oct. 19 in Seattle and…

  7. Marco Antonio Solís, 'Gracias Por Estar Aqui': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 8:12 AM EDT Release Date: TBD Label: Universal Music Latino After almost a lifetime with predominantly regional Mexican label Fonovisa, Solís will now release his music on sister label Universal Music Latino. The switch is a nod to "Gracias Por Estar Aqui," a set of new pop material written…

  8. 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…

  9. H20 Music Festival Set to Become Uforia, Grows with Pitbull, Big Boi and More

    August 19, 2013 10:46 PM EDT In its second year, the Los Angeles festival drew over 10,000 to see urban and Latin music alike. The H2O Music Festival returned to Southern California for a second time and judging from the crowds, it was a hit. Those behind the large outdoor event at L.A. Historic Park were celebrating…

  10. Riff Raff Takes Over NYC's Highline Ballroom: Live Review

    July 30, 2013 5:54 PM EDT Riff Raff revolves around a gravitational pool of eccentricity. It's made up of many components: his social media accounts, tattoos (including the logos of MTV and BET), stacks of racks, a wardrobe composed of the finest neon apparel, his music videos and Diplo. And regardless of his…

  11. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias' 'Night' Dawns On Pop Songs

    July 29, 2013 7:40 PM EDT Iglesias posts his second-highest Pop Songs debut, as 'Turn the Night Up' charges in at No. 30. Plus, new No. 1s for Cher, Randy Houser and Hezekiah Walker Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  12. Mecano’s José María Cano Addresses Berklee College of Music Valencia's First Graduating Class

    July 23, 2013 11:31 PM EDT Pioneering pop artist says “Getting into the music world today is very brave.” José Maria Cano, the songwriter and musician who founded the pioneering Spanish pop group Mecano with singer Ana Torroja and his brother Nacho, gave the commencement address to the first graduating class at the…

  13. Paramore Announce North American Tour

    July 22, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Paramore will hit the road this fall for a full-scale North American trek. The alternative rock group’s “The Self-Titled Tour” will visit arenas and amphitheaters across the U.S. and Canada, and will include a stop at New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time and a date at the…

  14. Pearl Jam Rocks Wrigley Field, Debuts New Songs Despite Rain Delay

    July 20, 2013 3:10 PM EDT After the rain, PJ played until 2am, debuted two new songs from upcoming album, "Lightning Bolt," and singer Eddie Vedder crowdsurfed. What began at 8:20pm as "An Evening With Pearl Jam" at the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field on Friday (July 19) stretched into an…

  15. Ask Billboard: Why Do Some Songs Fade Out And Others End Cold?

    July 05, 2013 9:05 PM EDT In our newest mailbag, insight into the minds of artists as to how they decide to end recordings. Plus, sales updates on Selena Gomez and Avril Lavigne and ... Is Lady Gaga's new single on the way soon? As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  16. Rolling Stones End North American Tour on High Note: $21.3 Million Over Five Shows

    July 05, 2013 1:45 PM EDT The Rolling Stones’ 50 & Counting Tour tops the weekly Hot Tours recap with the final box office stats reported from the legendary group's  two-month trek through North America.  The latest batch of shows reported brought in $21.3 million in revenue from five performances (and a…

  17. Justin Bieber Sued for Alleged Assault on Paparazzo

    June 27, 2013 12:04 AM EDT Justin Bieber has been sued by a paparazzo who claims the singer kicked and punched him last year at a Southern California shopping center. A lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges the "Baby" crooner attacked Jose Osmin Hernandez Duran after Bieber and his then-girlfriend went to the…

  18. New Calle 13 Song Featured in Oscar-Winning Director Juan José Campanella’s 'Foosball' Film

    June 26, 2013 9:42 PM EDT “Me Vieron Cruzar” will be included on the Puerto Rican duo’s upcoming album as well as on the animated film's soundtrack. A song by the provocative and hugely popular Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 is featured in “Metegol” (to be titled “Foosbol” in English), a new soccer-themed animated…

  19. Chart Highlights: 'Ooh' She Did It Again ... Britney Spears Debuts On Pop Songs

    June 24, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Spears' 'Smurfs 2' single blasts onto the radio airplay tally at No. 22. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Demi Lovato, J. Cole, Jake Owen and Marc Anthony Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  20. Jennifer Lopez Starring in Chilean Miner Film 'The 33'

    June 17, 2013 7:53 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez has signed on to join Antonio Banderas in the Chilean miner film "The 33." Mike Medavoy is producing the drama, based on the true story of the 33 Chilean miners who were rescued after being trapped for 69 days in 2010. The film will mark Lopez's first big…

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