1. Gloria Trevi Sings Telenovela Theme, Goes Independent

    June 04, 2013 11:50 PM EDT "No Soy Un Pájaro" ("I’m Not a Bird") is the new Gloria Trevi song and theme of the telenovela "Libre Para Amarte" ("Free to Love You") on Televisa, which airs in Mexico beginning June 17. It’s the singer’s debut on a telenovela soundtrack.…

  2. Chart Highlights: Mariah Carey, Miguel Blast Onto Radio Rankings With '#Beautiful'

    May 13, 2013 5:10 PM EDT The song soars onto a host of airplay tallies, while Emeli Sande and Intocable net new No. 1s. 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…

  3. Italian Trio Il Volo Cross Over to Latin Stardom

    May 12, 2013 9:30 PM EDT The 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which aired April 25 on Telemundo, had its share of uptempo reggaeton and dance, regional Mexican music, daring duets and song premieres, most featuring major Latin stars. In the midst of that was Il Volo, a trio of operatic tenors, singing "El…

  4. Youssou N’Dour & Kaija Saariaho Feted With Sweden's 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:30 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA's fifth member) and the founder of two…

  5. Alejandro Sanz Lights-Up Nokia Theatre on His 'La Música No Se Toca' Tour: Review

    May 03, 2013 2:54 AM EDT Alejandro Sanz graciously walked onto the stage at Nokia Theatre looking every bit ready for a voracious audience wanting, leaning and feeling his every step. They devoured his every syllable as the crooner opened his U.S. tour in Los Angeles. Fans could not, would not, sit still.   From…

  6. Juanes Q&A: The Colombian Superstar Talks Upcoming Tour, Memoir Reaction & 'DWTS' Showcase

    April 29, 2013 11:34 PM EDT Colombian singer and songwriter Juanes is adding "Dancing with the Stars" to his resume when he performs on the show tonight, but it won't be just any showcase. The crooner will be the first Latin artist to perform two songs in Spanish for the popular program.   Juanes…

  7. Don Omar, Jenni Rivera Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 25, 2013 11:01 PM EDT Don Omar, an artist who in the past few years has been defined by his hit singles, and Jenni Rivera, whose chart success was driven by album sales, were the top winners at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The awards, presented by State Farm, were broadcast live on the Telemundo…

  8. Rolling Stones Announce '50 and Counting' North American Tour Dates

    April 03, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This morning the Rolling Stones finally released dates for their "50 and Counting" North American tour. SEE THE TOUR DATES / '50 AND COUNTING' PHOTOS The U.S. dates, which were first reported by Billboard last month , will begin early next month on the West Coast…

  9. Richie Sambora Won't Tour With Bon Jovi on Current Leg

    April 03, 2013 8:12 AM EDT Guitarist Richie Sambora will not be performing with Bon Jovi during the current leg of the band's Because We Can tour. The band, on its website , cited "personal issues." The band says all shows will go on as scheduled. No other information was given. Bon Jovi Video: A…

  10. Luke Bryan: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 29, 2013 4:00 PM EDT From sold-out ‘Spring Break’ tours to rocking the ACM Awards, Luke Bryan is country’s next poster boy This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It’s unseasonably chilly for the first day of spring, a fact Luke Bryan notes as he chit-chats with…

  11. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5's 'Daylight' Dawns Atop Pop Songs

    March 25, 2013 4:45 PM EDT The group manages a feat that hadn't been achieved on the chart since 1994. Plus, new No. 1s for Afrojack and Drake and Thirty Seconds to Mars returns. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  12. 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…

  13. Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa and More to Headline Latin Songwriters Gala

    March 11, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Rubén Blades, Cristian Castro, Natalie Cole and Draco Rosa are among the artists set to perform at the Latin Songwriters Hall of fame first induction gala. The black tie event, celebrating the rich past and current popularity of Latin song, will take place April 23rd at Miami's New…

  14. Bruno Mars Unveils Massive 'Moonshine Jungle' World Tour

    February 20, 2013 12:30 PM EST Pop-rock star Bruno Mars will head out on his most expansive headlining tour to date with a five-month-long arena trek dubbed Moonshine Jungle World Tour. The tour, which supports Mars' sophomore album "Unorthodox Jukebox," kicks off on June 22 in Washington, D.C. Last…

  15. Beyonce Tour Dates Announced: 'Mrs. Carter Show' Coming to London, Brooklyn

    February 04, 2013 12:50 AM EST Beyonce has announced dates for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, her first multi-city trek in over three years. The news comes just hours after the star performed a feisty 8-song set at the Super Bowl halftime show. The tour begins in Europe on April 15 and will include stops in Paris,…

  16. Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Dance/Club Play Songs: Chart Highlights

    January 28, 2013 3:19 PM EST Bieber scores his first leader on the list. Gary Allan, meanwhile, takes over top Country Airplay and Lady Antebellum soars onto the survey in with 'Downtown.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  17. Hot Tours: Madonna Tops Lady Gaga in First Tally of 2013

    January 08, 2013 9:00 AM EST Madonna scores the top ranking on the first Hot Tours tally of 2013 with $51.9 million in box office revenue from six of the final dates on her MDNA Tour that wrapped on December 22. The first of the six venues included in this week's Hot Tours recap is the last of 30 North American…

  18. Justin Bieber Adds 30 2013 Tour Dates

    December 10, 2012 10:55 AM EST Pop star and recent Grammy-snub victim Justin Bieber has added 30 North American dates to his ongoing Believe tour, which has been extended through August 2013. The arena trek, which supports Bieber's latest No. 1 album "Believe," kicked off on Sept. 29 in Glendale, Ariz., and…

  19. Fleetwood Mac Unveil 2013 Tour Dates

    December 03, 2012 9:09 PM EST Fleetwood Mac promised this summer that they'd hit the road again, and the band's staying true to its word. The group will tour beginning in April, its first run of dates since 2009. During their break, members took time to work on personal projects -- Stevie Nicks with her "In…

  20. Marc Anthony Recording Salsa Album for 2013

    December 03, 2012 12:35 PM EST Producer Sergio George promises "a couple of surprises on this album" One of salsa music's most perfect combinations, Latin pop star Marc Anthony and producer Sergio George, are in the studio recording Anthony's next record. "We're doing a salsa album with brand…

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