1. Q&A: Above & Beyond Talk Forthcoming Album, 'WALL-E'-Inspired Video ' Backstage at Lollapalooza 2014 (Watch)

    August 02, 2014 6:39 PM EDT Two thirds of UK electronic band Above and Beyond stopped by Billboard's tent in advance of their set at Lollapalooza, which is in full swing in Grant Park in Chicago this weekend, to chat about the latest additions to their musical repertoire, including their forthcoming as-yet-untitled…

  2. Pitbull's FIFA World Cup Song a Collab With Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte

    January 23, 2014 1:43 AM EST FIFA and Sony Music today named "We Are One" by Pitbull featuring Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte the official song for the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament, which kicks off June 12 in Sao Paulo. The song will be released by Sony in the coming months and…

  3. Fela! Band Bringing Afrobeat to Sundance (Exclusive)

    January 13, 2014 2:45 PM EST The Fela! band will give three performances at the Sundance Film festival to celebrate Alex Gibney's documentary "Finding Fela." The band, featuring lead singer Sahr Ngaujah and musicians associated with the musical "Fela!," will perform at the film's premiere…

  4. How Celia Cruz Became a Google Doodle

    October 21, 2013 2:38 PM EDT Millions of Google users worldwide woke up this morning to find a Google-Doodle on the home page of a woman with multi-colored hair wearing a sweeping blue gown. It's the late Cuban singer Celia Cruz, who would have turned 88 years old today.  Known as the "Queen of…

  5. Jenni Rivera's Second Life: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Last year, Jenni Rivera made a vow to herself: 2013 was going to be her breakthrough moment. She was 43 and already a multimillionaire. As the biggest female artist in regional Mexican, she'd…

  6. Chart Highlights: Nine Inch Nails Soar Onto Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs Charts

    June 10, 2013 6:25 PM EDT Newly signed to Columbia Records, the act's new single blasts in, previewing its album 'Hesitation Marks,' due Sept. 3 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…

  7. Banda el Recodo's Tour Bus Crashes in South Texas, Six Injured

    August 31, 2012 9:20 PM EDT Several members of the popular regional Mexican group Banda el Recodo were airlifted to a local hospital in San Antonio after their bus crashed in a rural section of South Texas, according to a spokesperson for the band, who added that all were listed in stable condition. The accident, which…

  8. Chavela Vargas, Bold Mexican Singer, Dies At 93

    August 06, 2012 9:15 AM EDT Chavela Vargas, who defied gender stereotypes to become one of the most legendary singers in Mexico, died Sunday at age 93. Her friend and biographer Maria Cortina said Vargas died at a hospital in the city of Cuernavaca, where she had been admitted for heart and respiratory problems. Vargas…

  9. Road to 'Church' a Painful One for Lost in the Trees

    March 17, 2012 11:00 PM EDT Austin's public radio station provides a platform for select artists during the music festival, presenting four hourlong sets each day between Wednesday and Saturday. It's great for exposure, but it also means rising early -- ridiculously early -- for bands like Lost in the Trees,…

  10. Ask Billboard: Are Chart Rule Changes Needed? Readers Respond, Continued

    January 07, 2012 1:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Just like our…

  11. Concha Buika & Chucho Valdes, "El Último Trago"

    October 30, 2009 3:26 PM EDT It's not surprising that the Afro-Spanish singer Concha Buika is a favorite of the filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. Her husky handling of the copla, a Spanish torch song with flamenco flourishes, and other styles suitable for late-night listening are as knowingly decadent as Almodovar's…

  12. Pink Martini Serves Up 'Splendor'

    June 19, 2009 9:24 AM EDT With three successful records under their belt, eclectic lounge-pop act Pink Martini will return October 13 with "Splendor in the Grass" on the band's own label, Heinz Records. Pink Martini's founder and director Thomas Lauderdale tells Billboard.com the album is "all…

  13. Santana To Begin Las Vegas Residency In May

    April 02, 2009 8:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be setting up shop in Las Vegas this May through a multi year agreement with concert promotion company AEG Live. Beginning May 27, the recently opened 4,007-capacity Joint in Las Vegas "will be the only place west of the Mississippi" where fans will be able to…

  14. Juanes Wins Big At Latin Grammy Awards

    November 14, 2008 2:51 PM EST Commercial success stories triumphed over critical darlings at the 2008 Latin Grammys, with Juanes , Julieta Venegas , Wisin & Yandel, Flex and Kany Garcia emerging victorious during ninth annual awards in Houston. Colombian pop/rock star Juanes won for Album of the Year and Best Male Pop…

  15. Juanes Wins Big At Latin Grammy Awards

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Commercial success stories triumphed over critical darlings at the 2008 Latin Grammys, with Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Wisin & Yandel, Flex and Kany Garcia emerging victorious during ninth annual aw Commercial success stories triumphed over critical darlings at the 2008 Latin Grammys, with…

  16. Marc Cohn Survives Denver Shooting

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning singer Marc Cohn was shot in the head during an attempted carjacking after a concert in Denver but survived with only minor injuries, police said. Grammy-winning singer Marc Cohn was shot in the head during an attempted carjacking after a concert in Denver but survived with…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. I S-A-W THE LIGHT Dear Fred, Before submitting my question I want to say I enjoy reading your column week after week and reading the chart trivia you supply. I've been a fan of (most) songs produced by the [Mike] Stock, [Matt] Aitken and [Pete]…

  18. Mexico en la Piel

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Years ago, Mexican singer Luis Miguel took traditional boleros, recorded them with contemporary arrangements and jump-started a regionwide bolero craze. Years ago, Mexican singer Luis Miguel took traditional boleros, recorded them with contemporary arrangements and jump-started a regionwide…

  19. The Prince's 40-Year Reign: A Billboard Q&A

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In a long, storied career, José José -- whose fans refer to him as "El Príncipe de la Canción" (the Prince of Song) -- has won renown not just as one of the finest crooners in Mexican pop music but as one of the country's greatest…

  20. 18TunesOnTV

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 28-May 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 28 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Good Charlotte, New Found Glory. "Born To Diva," VH1 Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan. "The Tonight Show With Jay…

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