1. Tomorrow's Hits: FKA twigs, Sonus & Andrea McClurkin-Mellini

    August 08, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. FKA twigs Rising U.K. electronic/R&B act FKA twigs (real name Tahliah Barnett ) debuts on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart with …

  2. World Cup: Why Can't Brazil Get Its Groove On?

    May 30, 2014 6:12 PM EDT Instead of the sound of contemporary Brazil, it's the same old Samba for World Cup songs. "The Girl From Ipanema" turns 50 this year, and Verve/Universal is celebrating with a reissue of "Getz/Gilberto," the Grammy-winning Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto album that…

  3. 7 Latin Artists/Festivals to Watch in 2014: Kat Dhalia, Carlos Santana and More

    January 24, 2014 2:50 PM EST The influence of all things bilingual and bicultural is being felt in the new acts coming down the Latin pipeline, with young talents making early waves on both sides of the sonic and language divide. Likewise, a slew of new festivals are mining unverntured territories throughout the…

  4. Nine Inch Nails, Chvrches Featured in FIFA 14 Soccer Game Soundtrack

    September 16, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches, Australia’s Empire of the Sun, and Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2 are among the artists whose music is featured in the FIFA 14 soccer game, Electronic Arts has announced in advance of the game’s North American release on…

  5. Illya Kuryaki Wins Big at Argentina's Premios Gardel

    August 22, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas, the funky rap-rock duo comprised of Dante Spinetta and Emmanuel Horvilleur, were the big winners at the Premios Gardel in Buenos Aires last night (Aug. 21). They won five awards, more than any other artist, for their album, "Chances," released…

  6. Charly García: The Billboard Q&A

    August 13, 2013 3:00 PM EDT The storied Argentine rocker spoke exclusively to Billboard Argentina for the cover story of the magazine's debut issue. Translated by Judy Cantor-Navas In contrast to more chaotic days when Charly himself would answer the phone in his legendary apartment at the corner of Coronel…

  7. Nightclub Fire Draws Focus On Brazil’s Carnival

    February 08, 2013 4:52 AM EST Just over a week since a nightclub fire killed nearly 240 revelers in southern Brazil, Carnival festivities hit full stride Friday, raising questions about the safety of those who will pack party spaces across the nation. In the days following the deadly blaze at the Kiss club in the…

  8. Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Hospitalized After Hotel Fall

    October 25, 2011 7:12 PM EDT Organizers say an Aerosmith concert in Paraguay will be postponed one day after singer Steven Tyler fell in his hotel bathroom, hitting his face and losing two teeth. Garzia Group spokesman Marcelo Antunez is calling the accident "minor" and says the concert will be held on…

  9. 'Idol,' 'SNL' Join 'Glee' with Emmy Nominatons

    July 08, 2010 3:04 PM EDT While Fox's " Glee" led the Emmy nominations for primetime series on Thursday morning with 19, music from "Lost" and "Saturday Night Live" also earned nods, while "American Idol" and "The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The search for Supernova's frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning vocalist of the CBS reality show "Rock Star: Supernova." 2006 - The search for Supernova's frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The search for Supernova's frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning vocalist of the CBS reality show "Rock Star: Supernova." 2006 - The search for Supernova's frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Whitney Houston's publicist announces that, contrary to the flood of rumors, Houston has not died from a drug overdose. Houston performed in New York City Sept. 7, as part of Michael Jac 2004 - Italian singer Giuni Russo dies after a long illness. She is 53.…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Whitney Houston's publicist announces that, contrary to the flood of rumors, Houston has not died from a drug overdose. Houston performed in New York City Sept. 7, as part of Michael Jac 2004 - Italian singer Giuni Russo dies after a long illness. She is 53.…

  14. Roadrunner Plans 'All-Stars' Anniversary

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST With the independent hard rock label's 25th anniversary looming, Roadrunner Records won't just be issuing a slap-dash compilation of past glories. With the independent hard rock label's 25th anniversary looming, Roadrunner Records won't just be issuing a slap-dash…

  15. Maria Rita Steps Out Of Mother's Shadow

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. She is a member of one of the most hallowed pop music dynasties in Brazil. Her mother, Elis Regina, is widely considered the greatest Brazilian singer of all time. Her father, Cesar Camargo Mariano, is a renowned pianist/keyboardist/arranger…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>A radio promotion in Roanoke, Va., raises $75,000 for the American Red Cross. Announcers Chuck Marsh and Roynn Jaymes of WSLC invite listeners to bid on six tickets and a backstage pass 2001 - A radio promotion in Roanoke, Va., raises $75,000 for the American Red…

  17. Duetto

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The fact that this is such a calculated project, one obviously designed to tap into the fan base of crossover tenor superstar Andrea Bocelli, wouldn't necessarily have doomed it to disposable kitsch s The fact that this is such a calculated project, one obviously designed to tap into the…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>A radio promotion in Roanoke, Va., raises $75,000 for the American Red Cross. Announcers Chuck Marsh and Roynn Jaymes of WSLC invite listeners to bid on six tickets and a backstage pass 2001 - A radio promotion in Roanoke, Va., raises $75,000 for the American Red…

  19. Carlos Vives To Vie For Six Latin Grammys

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Colombian artist Carlos Vives' album "Dejame Entrar" and its title track earned six nominations to lead the field for the third annual Latin Grammy Awards. Salsa legend Celia Cruz pulled in four nomin Colombian artist Carlos Vives' album "Dejame Entrar" and its…