1. Exclusive: Local H Premieres New Song 'Mansplainer' and Talks 25th Anniversary

    March 04, 2015 1:04 PM EST Local H's Scott Lucas acknowledges he may have leaped before he looked into committing to make the group's new album, Hey, Killer , an 11-track set which comes out April 14. "We kinda made it happen," Lucas tells Billboard. "In November I was kinda like, 'Alright…

  2. Prince Royce, J Balvin & Daddy Yankee Headed to Alex Sensation's Mega Mezcla Live Show at MSG

    March 03, 2015 12:40 PM EST Prince Royce , J Balvin , Daddy Yankee , Tego Calderon, Plan B, Farruko, Maluma, Nicky Jam, French Montana and Maffio are among the list of Latin urban acts announced to perform as part of DJ Alex Sensation's La Mega Mezcla Live (Mega Mix) show at Madison Square Garden April 14. The show…

  3. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Adult Pop Songs, Nate Ruess Debuts Solo

    March 02, 2015 5:25 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' takes over atop another tally, while Ruess arrives on his own with 'Nothing Without Your Love.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs,…

  4. Lauryn Hill Performs Two Shows at NYC Blue Note: Live Review

    February 26, 2015 5:59 PM EST Lauryn Hill entranced at Wednesday's back-to-back shows at New York City's Blue Note and unknowingly silenced doubts about her vocal prowess. With a six-person band alongside her, Ms. Hill took the stage, sitting comfortably on a vintage two-person couch with her acoustic guitar,…

  5. Fleetwood Mac Leads Latest Hot Tours List

    February 20, 2015 2:59 PM EST Fleetwood Mac leads the slate of touring artists in the weekly tally of Hot Tours (see list, below) based on box office revenue from its On With the Show tour that launched in September, 2014. During the latest tracking period, three arenas reported $3.8 million in ticket sales from the…

  6. Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America & Around the World: January 2015

    February 11, 2015 9:45 PM EST Jonghyun, Jung Yong Hwa, 4Minute, INFINITE H, G.Soul, Keith Ape and more captivated YouTube viewers this month. After Jonghyun 's debut solo album  Base  proved to be a smash on the charts , his new music videos are hits too. The SHINee member's "Crazy (Guilty Pleasure)"…

  7. Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias Lead List of Finalists for Billboard Latin Music Awards

    February 09, 2015 9:45 AM EST Awards to Air Live April 30 on Telemundo Following groundbreaking years that saw them set records in multiple arenas, Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias lead the list of finalists for the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards , presented by State Farm. Santos, who made history last year when he…

  8. Zion.T & Crush Drop Silky R&B Jam 'Just'

    February 04, 2015 9:08 PM EST The Amoeba Culture signees are the latest acts to collaborate under the hip-hop label. Zion.T and Crush joined forces and released their hotly anticipated project album, aptly titled  Young , along with a music video for its lead single "Just." The song has been picking up steam…

  9. Chart Highlights: New No. 1s for Maroon 5, Hozier, Beyonce, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, the Decemberists & More

    February 02, 2015 5:20 PM EST It's a super-sized list of new toppers on Billboard charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on reports submitted by a panel of DJs.) Find out…

  10. INFINITE H Serve Slick, Synthy Hip-Hop on 'Pretty'

    January 26, 2015 10:00 PM EST INFINITE's rap-focused splinter group shows evolution in their sound & style. In late 2013, INFINITE 's Hoya told Billboard that he and bandmate Dongwoo had begun preparing new tracks together as INFINITE H earlier that year. The long wait is over for the rap-focused splinter…

  11. SHINee's Jonghyun Rises to No. 1 on World Albums Chart With 'Base' EP

    January 22, 2015 10:00 PM EST The singer is the first member of his boy band to snag a solo Billboard chart-topper. The guys of  SHINee  are trying out solo projects and member  Jonghyun  now has his very own No. 1 to show for his venture. The singer/composer's  Base:  The First Mini Album  EP rises to No. 1 on …

  12. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Debut; Cage the Elephant Tops Alternative Songs

    January 19, 2015 3:15 PM EST Maroon 5 and Clarkson soar onto multiple charts, while Cage the Elephant stomps to its fifth No. 1 on Alternative Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which…

  13. Dynamic Duo, Zion.T, More to Hit U.S. on 2015 Amoeba Culture Tour

    January 12, 2015 8:29 PM EST Joined by Primary and Crush, the MCs will spread Korean hip-hop to Atlanta and New York. Korean hip-hop continues its international spread with two U.S. shows on the 2015 Amoeba Culture Tour, lead by Dynamic Duo. Dynamic Duo Reflect on Their Years in K-Pop: Exclusive Q&A The co-founders…

  14. BottleRock 2015 Lineup: No Doubt, Imagine Dragons & Robert Plant Headlining

    January 06, 2015 6:50 PM EST The "bottle" part of Napa Valley's BottleRock festival is the flowing wine and beer, and now we know more about the "rock" portion: Imagine Dragons , No Doubt and Robert Plant will headline the three-day fest May 29-31. Coachella 2015 Lineup Revealed: AC/DC, Drake …

  15. Bostich+Fussible, Los Rakas, Chicano Batman to Play Coachella

    January 06, 2015 5:38 PM EST Tijuana DJs, Panamanian-American hip hop duo, and Latin soul Bandrepresent in 2015 fest line-up Chicano Batman, Nortec Collective's Bostich+Fussible, and Los Rakas are part of the just-announced lineup for Coachella 2015 . The California desert festival, set for the weekends of April…

  16. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Latin Pop Album and Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 6:03 PM EST BEST LATIN POP ALBUM NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN Tangos Ruben Blades Label: Sunnyside Salsa icon Ruben Blades refashioned his greatest hits including "Pedro Navaja" and "Pablo Pueblo" as tangos with help from Argentine musicians. The resulting album, on indie Sunnyside…

  17. MLB Playoffs: All the Intro Songs Revealed

    October 15, 2014 4:15 PM EDT What are players rocking when they step to the plate? There’s a lot more than organ music at baseball games these days. Unless we’re talking Chicago’s Wrigley Field (the only stadium that sticks to the classic organ sounds), every MLB player has the opportunity to step to the plate with his…

  18. Crossfaith, Phoenix & More Hit Japan's Summer Sonic

    August 21, 2014 5:29 PM EDT Ellie Goulding, Arctic Monkeys, Queen with Adam Lambert & more also grace the Tokyo & Osaka stages. Summer Sonic, the biggest music festival in Japan devoted to international repertoire, was held Aug. 16 and 17 simultaneously in Tokyo and Osaka. The event has recently seen industry…

  19. Exclusive: Daddy Yankee's Track-by-Track Review of His 'Barrio Fino,' 10 Years Later

    August 01, 2014 12:45 PM EDT The King of Reggaeton revisits each track of his album that kickstarted a global Latin movement Ten years ago this week, Daddy Yankee became the first reggaeton act to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart with Barrio Fino . It would become the top-selling Latin album of the…

  20. Five Latin Alternative Artists To Put On Your Radar

    July 16, 2014 9:42 PM EDT Though you might be familiar with the major players in Latin music, there is a world of alternative artists who operate beyond traditional media to grow their fan bases.  Latin America is host to a plethora of acts, some big in their own local territories, many worth discovering and adding to…

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