Billboard's Latin Music Conference & Awards Central
Billboard's Latin Music Conference & Awards Central

April 29, 2011 |Photos
Photos: 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, Behind the Scenes
The Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards is the longest running and most prestigious event in the Latin music industry. For three days and four nights the hottest artists and the most prestigious industry personnel gather to discuss, consider, celebrate and revel in all that makes the Latin music business dynamic and successful.

April 29, 2011 |TV, Awards
Billboard Latin Music Awards Deliver Strongest Ratings Ever
According to Nielsen Media Research, the awards show, which honored the top artists in Latin music, reached nearly 6.6 million total viewers. At a local level, the Billboard Latin Music Awards was No. 1 in its 8-11 p.m. time period regardless of language in both New York and Miami among adults 18-49. In Miami, it was the most viewed show of its time slot.

April 28, 2011 |Party
Alexis y Fido, Artists From Pitbull's Mr. 305 Label Rock Billboard Latin Music Awards Afterparty
Alexis y Fido, along with artists form Pitbull's Mr. 305 label, rock the Billboard Latin Music Awards afterparty in Miami Thursday night.

April 29, 2011 |Video
Video: Gloria Estefan, Prince Royce, Luis Fonsi on the Billboard Latin Music Awards Red Carpet
Check out video interviews with Gloria Estefan, Prince Royce and Luis Fonsi on the red carpet of the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami Thursday night.

April 28, 2011 |Awards
Stars Shine At Billboard Latin Music Awards, But Enrique Iglesias Rules The Night
There's no question that Enrique Iglesias ruled the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Not just because he opened with a romantic, soft and laser-lit performance of not one but two songs and then went on to win nine awards, including the top honor Artist of the Year and Latin Pop Album by a soloist -- but because he clearly had fun and entertained the audience as only he can.

April 28, 2011 |Awards
Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards
After a year that saw pop music getting bigger than ever, it's perhaps not surprising that two crossover superstars--Enrique Iglesias and Shakira--were the big winners at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Iglesias scored nine wins while Shakira followed with six; Prince Royce won four trophies, including Latin Artist of the Year, while Aventura, Camila, Daddy Yankee and Juan Luis Guerra received three.

April 28, 2011 |Awards
Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Pitbull, Many More Rock Billboard Latin Music Awards Red Carpet
Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Pitbull, Luis Fonsi, Prince Royce, Alexis y Fido and D'Element were just a few of the stars who walked the red carpet before the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami Thursday night.

April 28, 2011 |Performance
Sohanny, Francisca Valenzuela Rock BMI Showcase
Sohanny and Francisca Valenzuela were the highlights of the BMI showcase during Billboard's Latin Music Conference in Miami Wednesday night.

April 28, 2011 |Performance
Universal, Sony Sweep Billboard Latin Industry Awards
Universal Music Latin Entertainment and Sony Music Latin, today's two dominant Latin music labels, swept the label awards at the annual Billboard Bash. The main awards will be handed out at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday night in Miami.

April 27, 2011 |Q&A
Gloria Trevi Talks Music, Prison, Domestic Violence, Gay Audiences at Raucous Q&A
Gloria Trevi showered the audience with memorable quotes during her Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference, talking about her music, her alter-egos, her prison sentence, domestic violence and her gay audience - peppering her comments with her unmistakable laugh. She even sang a couple of songs.

April 27, 2011 |PANEL
Latin Radio Programmers Coming to Terms With PPM Being Its BFF
Ever since Arbitron introduced its new Portable People Meter, or PPM, system of ratings in 2007, radio programmers have struggled to make sense of the new data. At the conference's closing event on Wednesday, "Make PPM Your BFF," it was clear they're still feeling the pinch.

April 27, 2011 |Contest
Daddy Yankee Crowns Winner of Western Union 'Love In Any Language' Contest
Last month, Alex Moncada was a struggling songwriter and musician cutting hair at a barbershop in Alexandria, Virginia, to pay the bills. On Wednesday, he was the winner of Western Union's "Love in Any Language" contest, being introduced to the music industry at the Billboard Latin Music Conference by none other than Daddy Yankee.

April 27, 2011 |Video
Watch: Camila Discuss Tour, New Colbie Caillat Single
The mussy-haired Mexican boys of Camila are having a banner year with award nominations for Latin Artist, Song and Album of the Year. Billboard's Leila Cobo spoke with them about their upcoming North and South America tours, playing Mexico City's Palacio De Los Deportes and a new single with Colbie Caillat.

April 27, 2011 |Panel
Mana On Success, Immigration Reform and Reggaeton
Wednesday afternoon's Q&A with Mana, moderated by Billboard's Leila Cobo, was clearly the centerpiece of the Billboard Latin Music Conference and the most crowded panel of the day.

April 27, 2011 |Video
Watch: Don Omar Talks 'Fast Five,' Busta Rhymes, Vin Diesel
Reggaeton superstar Don Omar sat down for a video interview at the Billboard Latin Music Conference where he discussed his upcoming star-turn in "Fast Five" (of the "Fast and the Furious" film franchise), collaborating with Busta Rhymes, what its like having Vin Diesel jump on stage and start singing, owning a record label and having the highest number of YouTube views ever (128 Million plus) for a Spanish language song.

April 27, 2011 |Panel
Donata Poveda Leads a Singalong, Luis Fonsi, Lenny y Max Tell Stories at LMC2011 Songwriting Panel
Donato Poveda, Luis Fonsi, Jorge Villamizar, and Lenny y Max (formerly of bachata sensation Aventura, and now of their own new project, D'Element) provided lots of lively discussion -- and even an impromptu singalong -- at the "How I Wrote That Song" panel at Billboard's Latin Music Conference on Wednesday.

April 27, 2011 |Panel
Regional Mexican Experts Explore the Way Ahead at LMC2011 Panel
Regional Mexican music -- like the rest of the music industry - is facing challenges, but experts in the field discussed ways to advance the genre via radio and the Internet at the Billboard Latin Music Conference on Wednesday. Plus, narcocorridos!

April 27, 2011 |Performance
Don Tetto, Mia Mont, Celia Cruz All-Stars Rock New Artist Showcase -- Photos!
The Billboard Latin Music Conference ended a day of serious business with a big pachanga fiesta in the back courtyard of the Eden Roc Rennaissance Hotel. Don Tetto, Mia Mont, D'Manti, Aaron Nichols, Los Aviadores and others performed.

April 26, 2011 |Video
Watch the Billboard Latin Music Conference Video Report
Watch a video roundup of the first day of the Billboard Latin Music Conference's panels, complete with an exec recalling his grafitti days, the sweet spot of CD pricing and the two guys who helped bring Lollapalooza to South America.

April 26, 2011 |Panels
Don Omar, Universal, More Win Marketing Awards at Billboard Latin Music Conference
The first ever Billboard Latin Music Conference Music Marketing Awards were announced Tuesday and were given to several groups for their contributions in four areas including Online/Social, Print, Tour and TV. Awards went to Don Omar, Universal, Cardenas Marketing Network and Alma DDB.

April 26, 2011 |Panels
The Music and Sponsorship Dating Game
From Eminem's Chrysler commercial with to State Farm's discovery of Los Felinos de la Noche, the shift in the music industry caused by declining record sales has opened new opportunities for branding relationships between corporate sponsors and artists. This topic was deeply explored at Billboard's Latin Music Conference on Tuesday; "My job is to make sure there is the right fit" between artist and brand, one exec said.

April 26, 2011 |Panels
Don Omar Discusses His 'Big Vast Social Network'
Needless to say, the web has been essential for music artists as a way to evolve and create business ventures, and Don Omar and others talked about the topic in the "My Big Vast Social Network" panel at the Billboard Latin Music conference Tuesday.

April 26, 2011 |Panels
Tuesday Panels Explore New Opportunities in a Changing Industry
More than a dozen music artists, including Sheenah, Aiko and Chapin -- kicked off the pre-Billboard Latin Music Conference with the poolside artist showcase, "Mas y Mas Música," at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach.

April 26, 2011 |Performance
Sheenah, Aiko, Chapin, Many More Rock Billboard's 'Mas y Mas Musica' Latin Conference Showcase
More than a dozen music artists, including Sheenah, Aiko and Chapin -- kicked off the pre-Billboard Latin Music Conference with the poolside artist showcase, "Mas y Mas Música," at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach.

April 26, 2011 |Conference & Awards
Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards 2011: Ahead Of The Curve
Today, April 26, marks the beginning of the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T. Following a successful foray in Puerto Rico, Latin music's largest, most influential event returns to Miami Beach's Eden Roc Renaissance with new programming and the biggest names in Latin music -- and Billboard.biz will be covering it wall-to-wall, every day this week!

April 26, 2011 |Awards
Labels, Publishers Vie For Honors at 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards
Brimming with projects throughout the eligibility year that put them on top of their game, the four major labels have a substantial presence among the finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards. But the independents, too, hold their own with hits that give them a share of nods for this year's awards.

April 25, 2011 |Performance
Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards 2011: The Hottest Concerts
Every sector of the Latin music industry will convene for the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards and the artist showcases are a highlight of the event. Here's a quick look at who's been booked, at press time, to perform: Highlights include Don Tetto, Dyland & Lenny, Sohanny, the Celia Cruz All Stars and many more!

April 21, 2011 |Awards
Aylin Mujica, Rafael Amaya, Daniel Sarcos To Host 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards
Actress-host Aylin Mujica, actor Rafael Amaya and Venezuelan presenter Daniel Sarcos will helm the awards show from Miami. The program begins with red carpet coverage at 7 p.m. ET live from BankUnited Center and the awards show begins an hour later.

April 13, 2011 |Awards
Gloria Estefan, Emmanuel To Receive Special Honors At 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards
Gloria Estefan will receive recognition for her philanthropic work and Emmanuel will be given a career achievement honor at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami on April 28.

April 11, 2011 |Performance
El Cata, Cultura Profectica, Dyland and Lenny, 24 Horas To Perform At Billboard Bash During Latin Music Conference
Merengue star El Cata, Puerto Rican Rock/reggae band Cultura Profética, rising reggaetón duo Dyland & Lenny and bachata newcomers 24 Horas will perform at the annual Billboard Bash, taking place April 27 at Mansion in Miami Beach as the prelude to the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

April 8, 2011 |Performance
Enrique Iglesias, Luis Fonsi, Gloria Trevi, More To Perform At Billboard Latin Music Awards
Enrique Iglesias, Luis Fonsi, Christian Castro, Jencarlos Canela and Gloria Trevi have been added to the roster of stars performing later this month at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami Beach.

March 31, 2011 |Panel
Don Omar Joins Social Network Panel At Billboard Latin Music Conference
Billboard is pleased to announce that reggaeton star Don Omar will be a special guest on the digital panel at next month's Billboard Latin Music Conference. Omar will join executives from Facebook, Google and others for "My Big Vast Social Network," an in-depth discussion on social-media strategies and how to optimize and monetize results.

March 15, 2011 |Q&A
Mana Confirmed For 'Star Q&A' At Billboard Latin Music Conference In April
For the first time ever in its 20-year career, all four members of Maná will sit for an intimate interview during the conference, discussing their music process, tours and the state of the music industry. Billboard's executive director for Latin content and programming Leila Cobo will conduct the Superstar Q&A session with Maná on April 27 at 1:30 p.m..

March 10, 2011 |Awards
Pop Icon Gloria Trevi to Sit For Exclusive Q&A at Billboard Latin Music Conference
Mexican pop icon Gloria Trevi, whose fascinating real life story includes fame, fortune and, of course, jail time in Brazil, will sit down for an exclusive Q&A at this year's Billboard Latin Music Conference in April.

February 9, 2011 |Awards
Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Among Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists
This was the year that went pop around the world, and Latin music was no exception, with Enrique Iglesias and Shakira, both crossover acts with big up-tempo pop albums, leading the list of finalists for the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Awards..

February 1, 2011 |Awards
Billboard Latin Music Conference Introduces Marketing Awards
The 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference will host its first-ever marketing awards, honoring the best marketing, branding and sponsorship campaigns of the year that use Latin artists and Latin songs.

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboardbiz

Print