1. Carlos Vives and Marc Anthony Team For Tropical No. 1

    July 31, 2014 8:03 PM EDT Plus: Jenni Rivera's daughter Chiquis nets second chart hit on Hot Latin Songs, Larry Hernandez earns top debut on Latin Albums. Colombian star Carlos Vives earns his fifth No. 1 single on Tropical Airplay , as "Cuando Nos Volvamos" jumps 2-1. The track features Marc Anthony ,…

  2. Latin Grammy Academy Honoring Willy Chirino, Los Lobos and Others

    July 01, 2014 7:27 AM EDT Cuban singer/songwriter Willy Chirino, Chicano rock band Los Lobos and Argentinean songstress/actress Valeria Lynch are among the honorees receiving special lifetime achievement awards by the Latin Recording Academy.   The special awards will be given during Latin Grammy week on Nov. 19, a…

  3. Billboard Latin Music Awards Vevo Playlist: Top Latin Videos (1989-2014)

    April 18, 2014 11:58 AM EDT To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, Billboard partnered with VEVO   and delved into its video library, going all the way back to 1989 to find the videos of the top songs of the year spanning a quarter a decade. Our video selection was based on chart…

  4. Juanes' Worries Pay Off With 'Loco de Amor': Video Exclusive

    March 10, 2014 5:02 PM EDT Watch Juanes his thoughts on new album 'Loco de Amor' behind-the-scenes at Billboard's interview session & photo shoot. Tucked in a nondescript industrial complex in North Miami, Cherokee Studios East is the kind of place you would never suspect existed if you didn't…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Bebo Valdés, Cuban Music Giant, Dies at 94

    March 22, 2013 8:06 PM EDT The pioneering musician was a founder of Latin jazz. Bebo Valdés was a big man whose music revealed a huge heart. The gentle giant of Cuban music, who died Friday (March 22) at age 94, was one of the founders of Latin jazz, and a pioneer in bringing Afro-Cuban sacred rhythms to popular…

  9. Jenni Rivera Honored By Family and Stars in Emotional Memorial

    December 19, 2012 3:55 PM EST The memorial commemorating the life of Jenni Rivera was as dramatic and colorful as the artist herself, a cornucopia of laughter, tears and celebration, with fans often singing loudly along to Rivera videos and live performances by her friends and family despite the incongruity of the red…

  10. Romeo Santos Finds His Own 'Formula' After Aventura Success

    October 21, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Anthony "Romeo" Santos was born in the Bronx in 1981. His mom: Puerto Rican. His dad: Dominican. This month, it was announced that Santos will be starring in an upcoming multi-camera ABC comedy series. He will portray the son of Dominicans living in New York's Washington…

  11. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. READERS'…

  12. Maná: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 04, 2011 12:20 PM EST Fher Olvera, lead singer of Mexican rock quartet Maná , lived with the music for weeks. Then a story came to him: A medieval nun cloistered behind convent walls falls deeply in love with a priest. Her passion is finally punished with death. "I can't say exactly where I got the idea…

  13. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Meets the Dead, Perry's 'Teenage Dream' Leaks

    July 23, 2010 7:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Meets The Dead Justin Bieber appears to have spent his Friday afternoon hanging out with Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir . A photo posted to Weir's Twitter account shows the grizzled jam…

  14. Manu Chao To Play Che Guevara Memorial Concerts In Cuba

    October 09, 2009 12:44 PM EDT French alt-rock artist Manu Chao is in Cuba to play two concerts marking the 42nd anniversary of the assassination in Bolivia of Cuban-Argentine Revolutionary leader Ernesto 'Che' Guevara on Oct. 9, 1967. Chao and his band Radio Bemba Sound System last played in Cuba three years ago…

  15. Argentine Folk Legend Mercedes Sosa Dies

    October 05, 2009 11:21 AM EDT Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa , who fought South America's dictators with her voice and became a giant of contemporary Latin American music, died on Sunday at age 74, her family said in a statement. Sosa had been in intensive care in a hospital for days with kidney problems. Her…

  16. Chart Beat

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the Temptations, Carrie Underwood, Chubby Checker and more! PRIME NUMBERS: With new acts charting all the time, it's easy to forget about a group with a legacy as long and as strong as the Temptations. But the quintet, once known as the Primes and once part of the Motown…

  17. Juanes Rocks With Calamaro, Campino On New CD

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Colombian pop/rock star Juanes will release the first single from his new album "La Vida Es ... Un Ratico" to radio in Asia, Europe and the Americas Sept. 4, in advance of the album's Oct. 23 release. Colombian pop/rock star Juanes will release the first single from his new…

  18. 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards, handed out April 27 in Hollywood, Fla. Below are the winners of the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards, handed out April 27 in Hollywood, Fla., and broadcast live on Telemundo. The event honors the most popular albums, songs and performers in…

  19. 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists, to be handed out April 27 in Miami during a ceremony that will air live on the Telemundo network. Below are the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists (listed in alphabetical order by artist). The awards will be handed out April 27 in Miami…

  20. HOT LATIN SONGS

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/latintracks.jsp 1. "La Tortura," Shakira Featuring Alejandro Sanz 2. "Nada Es Para Siempre," Luis Fonsi 3. "LO QUE PASO, PASO," DADDY YANKEE 4. "Reggaeton Latino," Don Omar 5. "La Camisa Negra," Juanes Issue date: Aug. 20,…

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