1. Kanye West Throws Mic, Walks Off But Still Impresses at Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony

    July 26, 2015 11:56 PM EDT Kanye West might’ve thrown his failing mic in the air and abruptly wa lked off at the Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony in Toronto this evening, but for the 13 minutes he got to perform at the tightly-timed televised event, he owned it.   The American rapper, whose booking as the headliner caused…

  2. Listen to Prince Royce's Title Track From His New All-Star Album 'Double Vision': Exclusive Premiere

    July 23, 2015 12:19 PM EDT Prince Royce started working on Double Vision , his upcoming first English-language album (which will be released on Friday, July 24), a good three years ago. But after establishing a foothold in the Latin market with three No. 1 Latin albums, he wanted to be careful about making the…

  3. Crossover King Pitbull Spills on the Spanish Phrases His Fans Need to Know -- 'Dale!'

    July 21, 2015 12:34 PM EDT Miami rapper Pitbull has made a career of straddling crossover lines, effortlessly toggling between English and Spanish, reggaeton and dance-pop. But the 34-year-old born Armando Perez shifts gears on Dale , his first Spanish-language album in five years, out June 17 on RCA. Mr. Worldwide…

  4. Pitbull to Donald Trump: 'Watch Out for El Chapo'

    July 17, 2015 6:25 PM EDT Pitbull is the latest star to take a bite out of Donald Trump. The rapper called Trump out at Premios Juventad , the Spanish-language awards show that aired Thursday on Univision. The channel dropped Trump's Miss USA Pageant after his comments about some Mexican immigrants being rapists,…

  5. Pitbull on His New Spanish-Language Album 'Dale,' Donald Trump and Why He's the 'American Dream': Exclusive

    July 16, 2015 5:26 PM EDT “Dale” (as in dah-le in Spanish) is Pitbull ’s word of choice. “Dale” as in let’s get started, let’s get going, let’s do this. “Dale!” So when it came to titling his first Spanish-language album since 2010’s Armando , it’s no surprise Pitbull (real name Armando Pérez) came up with Dale . And…

  6. Pitbull on Trump: 'I Don't Think He Understood... the Power of Latinos'

    July 10, 2015 8:04 AM EDT As Donald Trump continues unapologetically making public appearances in the wake of his “rapist” Mexican and Latinos speech and the subsequent dissolution of his relationship with NBC. Billboard asked Armando Perez, aka Pitbull , for his thoughts on the presidential candidate's comments.…

  7. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Janet Jackson Returns With 40th Career Hit, 'No Sleeep'

    July 03, 2015 3:00 PM EDT The icon posts her first Hot 100 hit since 2008. Plus, moves for Jidenna, Pitbull, Flo Rida and Sam Smith. As previously reported , Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth , tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated July 11) for an 11th week,…

  8. What's the Hottest Latin Urban Summer Anthem? Vote for Your Favorite!

    June 24, 2015 2:00 PM EDT It’s officially getting hot in here. But what’s summer without a little romance -- and, in some cases, a little dirty dancing? As we embark on what is sure to be one of the hottest summers on record (thank you, mankind and global warming), help us decide which song deserves to be crowned the…

  9. Jeb Bush 'Slow Jams' the News on 'Tonight Show,' Translates for Spanish-Speaking Viewers: Watch

    June 16, 2015 11:47 PM EDT Jeb Bush stopped by The Tonight Show on Tuesday night to “slow jam the news.” The Republican presidential candidate made his first-ever late-night appearance in the Tonight Show’s signature bit, in which he spoke over R&B beats while host Jimmy Fallon threw in his signature “oh yeah”…

  10. Marc Anthony Signs Cuban Duo to His Entertainment Company, Taraji P. Henson Likes The Way LL Cool J Licks His Lips And Other Inside Scoop

    June 15, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Marc Anthony’s Cuban Groove Cuban duo Gente de Zona is the first act to sign to Marc Anthony ’s new entertainment company, Magnus Media. The deal came about after Anthony agreed to be featured on GDZ’s new single, “La Gozadera.” The Puerto Rican salsa star first heard the song when mutual pal…

  11. Copa América Fever: Vote for Your Favorite Soccer Anthem!

    June 10, 2015 6:10 PM EDT The Champions League tournament may be over but fear not, fútbol fans -- Copa América starts Thursday and runs through July 4, bringing together South America’s best national teams to compete for that coveted CONMEBOL trophy on Chile’s home turf. But the Chileans (and every other team…

  12. Watch A Lot of J.Lo in Prince Royce's Bilingual 'Back It Up' Video

    June 09, 2015 6:32 PM EDT Let summer fun begin with Royce, Lopez & Pitbull. “Back it Up” makes it clear that Prince Royce is ready for the mainstream-pop spotlight. But it’s Jennifer Lopez you won’t take your eyes off of, as she sashays into the new video for the song’s bilingual version, which also features…

  13. Billboard Cover: Jason Derulo on Fitness Fanaticism, His Post-Jordin Sparks Love Life and All-Star-Filled New Album

    May 22, 2015 9:00 AM EDT "Warm lava cake with vanilla ice cream,” says Jason Derulo . “That shit is unbelievable.” For a man as obsessed with staying fit as he is with making hits -- the 25-year-old is on the verge of scoring his 11th million-selling single, according to Nielsen Music, with “Want to…

  14. Prince Royce, J.Lo, Pitbull & Ricky Martin Bring the Latin Heat to 'American Idol' Finale

    May 14, 2015 10:00 AM EDT The Latin heat was in full flame on the American Idol   season 14 finale Wednesday night, with performances from Prince Royce , Jennifer Lopez , Pitbull  and Ricky Martin  rivaling some of the best Latin moments of the reality TV singing competition's past seasons.   Contestants, judges,…

  15. Pitbull & Jennifer Lopez Join Prince Royce on Bilingual 'Back it Up': Watch the Lyric Video

    May 12, 2015 2:25 PM EDT Royce will perform the single on Wednesday's "American Idol" finale. A breathless Jennifer Lopez and her frequent papichulo Pitbull add some sazón to Prince Royce ’s new bilingual version of “Back it Up.” The English-language version, released last week, is the second single…

  16. Adios, 'American Idol': Remembering the Top 10 Latin Moments on the Show

    May 11, 2015 4:43 PM EDT With the sad (yet not entirely shocking) news that American Idol is ending after its 15th season, it's the perfect time to revisit the most memorable moments featuring Latinos (or classic tunes by Latin artists sung by hopeful contestants) on the defining reality TV singing competition. …

  17. Pitbull to Launch Two New Original Series on Endemol Beyond Digital Network

    May 08, 2015 12:40 PM EDT Having already conquered radio, Pitbull is now aiming to take over your smart TV with the launch of two new original series on Endemol Beyond USA, the digital content arm of production giant Endemol Shine North America (with distribution across more than 20 platforms including YouTube, Yahoo,…

  18. J Balvin Heats Up the Billboard En Vivo Stage in Los Angeles

    April 16, 2015 1:30 PM EDT Following the successful launch of Billboard En Vivo with Prince Royce in New York and Chicago earlier this month, the intimate concert series leading up to the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference made its way to Hollywood, where J Balvin delivered an energetic set on April 15. Flanked by…

  19. J Balvin: Billboard Latin Awards New Artist of the Year Finalist Spotlight

    April 15, 2015 4:00 PM EDT This year’s finalists for artist of the year, new, have made it to this select group via a mixture of radio airplay, sales and social power. Take a closer look at the contenders. One of the biggest breakout acts Latin music has seen in years, J Balvin  is not some wide-eyed, fame-hungry…

  20. Darius Rucker Eyeing Rap Collab…And a Hootie Reunion

    April 08, 2015 2:09 AM EDT Nelly and Florida Georgia Line . Ludacris and Jason Aldean . Darius Rucker and Jay Z ? The Hootie & the Blowfish frontman-turned-country singer says he's hoping to jump on a song with a rapper. "I don't have much left on my bucket list. One of the things that I'm…

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