1. A Look Back at Natalie Cole's Final Album, 'Natalie Cole En Español'

    January 01, 2016 6:24 PM EST Back in 1958, Nat King Cole recorded Cole Español , the first of what would be three hugely successful albums in Spanish. Recorded between Havana and Los Angeles, the album -- which included Cole’s versions of Latin standards, with arrangements by Nelson Riddle -- was extraordinarily…

  2. Prince Royce Names His Picks for Top 5 Male Latin Singers of All Time

    November 12, 2015 9:00 AM EST Going to school or hanging out with friends while growing up in the Bronx, Prince Royce   heard the sounds of the day -- pop, R&B, hip-hop, some rock. Then at home it was Spanish and Latin music, legendary voices who seldom -- save for someone like Marc Anthony  -- crossed between his two…

  3. Juan Luis Guerra, J Balvin and Natalia Jimenez Added to Latin Grammys Lineup

    October 23, 2015 6:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra , J Balvin , Cho Quib Town and Natalia Jimenez will join the previously announced team of Will Smith and Bomba Estereo as the first batch of performers at the Latin Grammys. Also performing at the show will be best new artist nominees Matisse and Raquel Sofia . Will Smith to…

  4. J. Balvin & Jenni Rivera Collect New No. 1s

    December 11, 2014 4:00 PM EST Also: Romeo Santos' 'Yo Tambien' hits top 10 on Hot Latin Songs. Rising urban act J. Balvin continues his chart ascent as "Ay Vamos" becomes the second No. 1 on Latin Airplay for the Colombian singer. A 10 percent audience increase, to 10.7 million audience…

  5. Juan Luis Guerra Crowns Top Latin Albums

    November 20, 2014 7:15 PM EST The singer scores his third No. 1 album with 'Todo Tiene Su Hora' Top Latin Albums greets a new No. 1 as Juan Luis Guerra arrives with Todo Tiene Su Hora (6,000 copies sold in the week ending Nov. 16, according to Nielsen SoundScan). It's the third No. 1 set for the Dominican…

  6. Draco Rosa Returns to Latin Airplay With 'Amantes'

    November 13, 2014 5:26 PM EST Singer-songwriter makes organic debut with a track from his Latin Grammy-winning set. Plus, Juan Luis Guerra & Optimo log new airplay No. 1s. As the 15th annual Latin Grammys broadcast approaches on Nov. 22, the 2013 album of the year winner (for  Vida ) Draco Rosa returns to Latin…

  7. Juan Luis Guerra on New Sounds, New Album & Eternal Inspiration of Wife Nora

    November 12, 2014 6:58 PM EST 'Todo Tiene Su Hora' is out this week. Once upon a time, Juan Luis Guerra was a maverick star from the Dominican Republic who took bachata -- the most popular of rhythms from his home country -- and made it international. Thirty years later, bachata dominates the Billboard charts…

  8. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History Atop Adult Alternative Songs, Taylor Swift Tops AC

    November 10, 2014 4:05 PM EST U2 lands its record-breaking 12th Adult Alternative Songs leader with 'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),' while Swift's multi-format smash 'Shake It Off' rules another ranking. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  9. Juan Luis Guerra Goes to No. 1 on Tropical Airplay Chart

    October 30, 2014 10:05 PM EDT Juan Luis Guerra notches his 11th No. 1 hit on Tropical Airplay as "Tus Besos" (Capitol Latin/Universal Music Latin Entertainment) steps 2-1. The doo-wop-inspired bachata track rises 7 percent (to 611 plays) at the format in the week ending Oct. 26, according to Nielsen BDS.…

  10. Enrique Iglesias Ties Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs

    October 23, 2014 6:11 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias ties the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 on Billboard 's Hot Latin Songs chart (which launched in the Oct. 4, 1986, issue), as "Bailando" (featuring Descemer Bueno  and Gente de Zona ) reigns for a 25th week. The song matches the command of Shakira &…

  11. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, MAGIC! Score New No. 1s, Foo Fighters Return

    October 20, 2014 6:35 PM EDT 'Black Widow' nets Azalea a Pop Songs honor last earned by Lady Gaga. Plus, MAGIC! tops AC and Foo Fighters storm multiple rock charts and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  12. Juan Luis Guerra Signs With Universal Music Publishing Group

    October 07, 2014 6:00 AM EDT The Dominican singer/songwriter aims to expand his reach across the world through representation. Juan Luis Guerra , the award-winning Dominican singer/songwriter, has signed an exclusive contract with Universal Music Publishing Group, according to a spokesperson.  This is the first time…

  13. Chayanne Crowns Top Latin Albums

    September 04, 2014 7:11 PM EDT Latin pop star Chayanne arrives at No. 1 with his latest studio set,while Juan Luis Guerra y 440, Johnny Sky & Farruko make waves. On the Top Latin Albums chart, singer Chayanne springs 17-1 with his latest album, En Todo Estare . Its jump to No. 1 -- fueled by 10,000 copies sold in the…

  14. Chart Highlights: Charli XCX's 'Boom Clap' Thunders To Top Of Pop Songs

    September 01, 2014 4:15 PM EDT She scores her first No. 1 as a lead act. Plus, new leaders for Jennifer Lopez, the Pretty Reckless, Lady Antebellum & more 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…

  15. Gloria Estefan, Ricardo Arjona Among Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees

    April 29, 2014 3:33 PM EDT Latin music stars Ricardo Arjona, Gloria Estefan and Juan Luis Guerra are among the 2014 Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees. Related Articles Billboard Latin Music Awards Video: Red Carpet & Backstage Interviews! Marc Anthony’s Salsa Revival Sweeps Billboard Latin Music Awards…

  16. Draco Rosa 'Faces A New Challenge' As Cancer Returns

    December 10, 2013 1:57 AM EST Last weekend at two sold out concerts in his native Puerto Rico, the final dates of his fall tour, Draco Rosa reunited with an all-star line-up that including Juan Luis Guerra, Ricky Martin and others who collaborated on the hit album “Vida." Rosa's famous friends were also there in…

  17. Carlos Vives, Marc Anthony and Draco Rosa Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 22, 2013 12:40 AM EST The green carpet never happened as rain fell over Las Vegas, but there were no dampened spirits during the 14th edition of Latin Grammys which celebrated the well-known faces of music and some of the newer voices. More Latin Grammys Latin Grammys: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV Red…

  18. Latin Grammy Week: Miguel Bosé Talks Person of the Year Honor, the Business of New Talent and Jenni Rivera

    November 21, 2013 2:11 AM EST What do Ricky Martin, Juanes and Laura Pausini all have in common? This week they're joining forces to celebrate their friend Miguel Bosé during Latin Grammy week. Bosé, one of Spain's most celebrated singer/songwriters, is being feted this week in Las Vegas as the Latin Recording…

  19. Draco Rosa and Juan Luis Guerra Premiere New Video for 'Esto es Vida'

    August 14, 2013 7:30 PM EDT Idyllic location in the Dominican Republic sets the scene for Draco's "Esto es Vida" The new video for Draco Rosa's life-affirming and sublimely romantic song "Esto es Vida" has just premiered.  The duet with Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra gets a pastoral…

  20. Natalie Cole Releases Spanish-Language Album

    July 01, 2013 2:43 AM EDT It's been four years since Natalie Cole received a kidney from a Salvadorian donor, and the singer says it not only connected her to Hispanic culture, it has given her the strength to record her first post-operation album — totally in Spanish. "I don't believe in coincidences…

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