1. Whose MAC Lipstick Is Best: Rihanna or Lorde? (Poll)

    July 03, 2014 2:13 PM EDT MAC are masters at partnering with music's most wanted, and creating a product that fits their essence. Artists from all genres have collaborated with M.A.C. including Liza Minneli, Diana Ross, Paulina Rubio, A Mei, Nicki Minaj , Lady Gaga , Beth Ditto , Azalea Banks , Hayley Williams ,…

  2. The Go-Gos, Pink Martini, Kristin Chenoweth Inducted Into Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame

    June 24, 2014 12:18 AM EDT Before a capacity house of about 17,000, Pink Martini, fronted by singer China Forbes and pianist Thomas Lauderdale, started off the night with standards including Amado Mio and Sympathique in concert with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Lauderdale took a moment on stage to recall how the band…

  3. Latin Pop Isn't Popping: Why Stars Like Carlos Vives and Luis Fonsi Are Facing a 'New Cultural Reality'

    May 26, 2014 11:27 AM EDT Commercial Latin music was once synonymous with romantic pop, from ballads to uptempo. Recently, however, the chart has been monopolized by Marc Anthony's return to salsa, bachata stars Romeo Santos and Prince Royce, and urban vet Daddy Yankee. In the past 12 months, only one pop act has…

  4. Billboard Latin Music Conference 25th Anniversary: 1999-2003 Rewind

    April 16, 2014 9:00 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a special discount. In honor of the 25 anniversary of Billboard's Latin Music Conference, Billboard is breaking out the greatest moments from Latin music's premiere…

  5. U.S. Version of 'The X Factor' Canceled

    February 07, 2014 7:18 PM EST Announcement comes following Simon Cowell's return to show's U.K. counterpart Fox has pulled the plug on "The X Factor." The Hollywood Reporter has learned that there will be no fourth season of the singing competition. The writing has been on the wall, given the expensive…

  6. Alex & Sierra Win 'X Factor' Season Three

    December 20, 2013 7:56 AM EST "X Factor" crowned its season three winner on Thursday night, ending a months-long competition that saw three finalists emerge: couple and duo Alex & Sierra, rocker Jeff Gutt and Latino crooner Carlito Olivero.  So who took home the top prize? It came as little surprise to fans…

  7. Demi Lovato Leaving 'X Factor’

    December 19, 2013 3:35 AM EST Demi Lovato is leaving The X Factor, the reality show she's served as a judge on for the past two seasons, series creator Simon Cowell confirmed Wednesday night. "I always knew she wasn't coming back because she's touring, so I knew that," Cowell said. Lovato…

  8. As 'X Factor' Finale Approaches, Simon Cowell Considers Some Major Changes

    December 18, 2013 2:50 AM EST Fox and Simon Cowell have brought numerous changes to “X Factor” over its three seasons and as it heads into its finale this week it is still looking for a ratings boost to make a fourth season viable. Cowell tells Billboard that conversations for next year are ongoing with Fox and they are…

  9. Simon Cowell Talks 'X Factor' Future, Format Shake-Ups

    December 17, 2013 12:20 AM EST The "X Factor" U.S. wraps its third season this week. The final three standing: duo Alex & Sierra, mentored by show creator and head judge Simon Cowell, Jeff Gutt, the last member of Kelly Rowland's team, and Carlito Olivero, coached by Paulina Rubio. But no matter who…

  10. 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…

  11. Eminem Returns: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 01, 2013 1:00 PM EDT For "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," Eminem set himself a challenge: to re-create the moment when people first heard him on record This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Even at the peak of his popularity, when he was raising hell on…

  12. 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…

  13. Sean Paul, Victoria Justice Rock Zumba Fitness Concert in Orlando

    August 16, 2013 12:55 PM EDT More than 8,000 Zumba instructors and enthusiasts rocked -- or rather, did their Zumba moves -- to live performances by Sean Paul, Victoria Justice, Brazilian Claudia Leitte, and a slew of up and comers during the annual Zumba Fitness Concert held as part of the Zumba Instructor Convention…

  14. Wisin & Yandel Named Newest Coaches on 'La Voz…Mexico'

    July 01, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Reggaeton stars Wisin & Yandel have been named coaches for the third season of the Mexico's popular version of "The Voice." The Puerto Rico natives, who have collaborated with some of the biggest names in music such as Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin and T-Pain, are the…

  15. Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio Join 'The X-Factor' as Judges

    May 20, 2013 7:54 PM EDT In the continuing game of singing competition musical chairs, "The X-Factor" announced its new lineup of judges in preparation for the show's return this fall. According to a report from Entertainment Weekly , longtime Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland and Latin star…

  16. 'La Voz Kids' Debuts to Strong Ratings, Beats Fox in NYC and Miami

    May 07, 2013 6:41 PM EDT The May 5 premiere of "La Voz Kids," the first Spanish-language version of the successful "The Voice" franchise to air in the United States, delivered the highest ratings ever for a reality show on the Telemundo network. The two-hour show premiere Sunday night averaged 1…

  17. 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…

  18. Jay-Z Releases New Song 'Open Letter': Listen

    April 11, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Jay-Z hits back at critics over his trip to Cuba: "Politician never did shit for me/except lie to me, distort history/Wanna give me jail time and a fine/Fine, lemme commit a real crime" It seems Jay-Z is not amused by the controversy surrounding his and Beyonce's trip…

  19. Jay-Z and Beyonce's Cuba Trip Was Legal, But Questions Linger

    April 10, 2013 2:39 AM EDT Was Beyonce and Jay-Z's anniversary trip a holiday in Havana or a spectacular show of America's "People to People" Cuba policy in action? Thousands of American musicians and music industry personnel have visited Cuba over recent decades. In 1999, more than thirty…

  20. Marc Anthony, Daddy Yankee, Others to Perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 04, 2013 5:00 PM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm, will feature performances by some of music's leading names including singer/songwriter Marc Anthony, bachata star Romeo Santos, regional Mexican crooner Roberto Tapia, reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee, entertainer Tito El…

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