1. Nicky Jam, Shakira, Lead Finalists for the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    February 07, 2017 5:28 PM EST With nine entries each, Nicky Jam and Shakira lead the list of finalists for the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards, set to air live April 27 on Telemundo.  They are followed in number of entries by superstar Enrique Iglesias and regional Mexican b ...

  2. Andrea Bocelli & Latin Recording Academy Join Forces to Launch Best New Artist Winner in Europe

    August 04, 2016 7:23 PM EDT Italian music icon Andrea Bocelli is joining forces with the Latin Recording Academy to give the 2016 Latin Grammys best new artist winner the opportunity of a lifetime. The winner -- to be announced during the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards on N ...

  3. CAA's Rob Light Schools Billboard's Latin Music Conference: 'This Is Not a Business for the Weak of Heart'

    April 26, 2016 3:02 PM EDT After almost 40 years in the business, representing such musical giants as Prince , Gloria Estefan , James Taylor , Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga  -- among hundreds more -- Rob Light can teach folks a thing or two about music management. And that’s ...

  4. Grammys 2016 Predictions: Who Will Win Latin Awards?

    February 11, 2016 5:31 PM EST In a year where Latin has intermingled more than ever with mainstream, predicting Grammy winners in the Latin field has become a challenge. That’s because Grammy voters tend to go for familiar names (to them). So an act that’s huge in the Latin wo ...

  5. Gloria Trevi to Receive BMI President's Award

    January 13, 2016 9:00 AM EST Gloria Trevi rose to prominence in the 1990s as a sizzling performer who was often referred to as the “Mexican Madonna.” But even in her earliest days, Trevi described herself as a songwriter first and foremost. And on March 2, she will be honored ...

  6. Daddy Yankee to Perform at Madison Square Garden After 10-Year Absence

    July 06, 2015 2:00 PM EDT After a 10-year absence from the venue, reggaeton star Daddy Yankee will play a show at Madison Square Garden Sept. 19. The show, titled King Daddy: El Concierto, will feature Yankee along with a string of yet to be announced guests. Yankee is als ...

  7. Latin Noise: Latin Voices Silent Against Donald Trump's Hateful Remarks

    June 22, 2015 8:32 PM EDT It took a while for Donald Trump's words to sink in. On June 16, when the businessman announced his bid for presidency, the very first issue he addressed, barely a couple of minutes into his speech, was immigration; specifically immigration c ...

  8. Selena's Estate Settles Lawsuit With UMG Over Digital Royalties

    May 26, 2015 7:27 PM EDT After it was reported last month the late Texas pop star Selena was suing UMG Recordings for money due from digital royalties, it now seems the two parties has settled.  Selena's Legacy: Remembering the Singer on the 20th Anniversary of Her D ...

  9. Natalia Jiménez Debuts at No. 2 on Top Latin Albums

    March 27, 2015 4:49 PM EDT Spanish pop singer Natalia Jiménez arrives at No. 2 on Top Latin Albums with her second solo studio album, Creo En Mi , which opens with 4,000 copies sold in the week ending March 22, according to Nielsen Music. The entrance trumps her debut solo ...

  10. Registration Opens for Billboard Latin Music Conference 2015

    January 06, 2015 3:07 PM EST Under the slogan "The top artists, the top trends, the top name in music," the Billboard Latin Music Conference returns to South Beach for its 2015 edition. Celebrating 26 years as the leading Latin music conference in the world, the m ...

  11. Gloria Trevi Signs with BMI

    December 22, 2014 9:00 AM EST Mexican diva Gloria Trevi has signed with BMI for representation of the public performances of her music catalog, Billboard has learned. Moving forward, BMI will represent the entirety of Trevi’s catalog, according to her management. Trevi was f ...

  12. This Ain't No Buena Vista: Meet Five Cuban Artists to Watch

    December 19, 2014 9:02 AM EST All of these artists, like many other musicians from Cuba, have already performed in the United States, and their albums are available through all of the U.S. digital music services. President Obama’s announced changes in current Cuba policy may ...

  13. What the U.S.-Cuba Breakthrough Could Mean for Music

    December 17, 2014 9:43 PM EST How could restoring diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba impact musicians in both countries? According to information released by the White House on Wednesday (Dec. 17), after President Obama announced the historic détente, hi ...

  14. Muted Hurrahs For Easing of Cuban Sanctions

    December 17, 2014 7:29 PM EST President Obama’s announcement that he planned to “normalize” relationships with Cuba was met with muted response from the Latin music industry. The demureness could simply be attributed to the season; Christmas is around the corner. But also, m ...

  15. Enrique Iglesias Ties Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs

    October 23, 2014 6:11 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias ties the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 on Billboard 's Hot Latin Songs chart (which launched in the Oct. 4, 1986, issue), as "Bailando" (featuring Descemer Bueno  and Gente de Zona ) reigns for a 25th w ...

  16. SBS Names Eric Garcia Radio Revenue Chief, GM of New York Market

    October 21, 2014 8:18 PM EDT The longtime SBS executive will oversee local and national radio divisions. Eric Garcia has been named radio revenue chief of SBS' radio division, according to a spokesperson. Garcia will manage local and national radio divisions along with ...

  17. Latin Grammy Watch: Rubén Blades, Miguel Bosé, Calle 13 to Honor Joan Manuel Serrat

    October 21, 2014 8:07 PM EDT The Nov. 19 gala and musical tribute includes Tania Libertad and Joaquin Sabina.   Panamanian salsa singer  Rubén Blades , Spanish crooner Miguel  Bosé and Puerto Rico's Calle 13 are among several entertainers paying tribute to Latin Record ...

  18. Corner Office: Afo Verde, Head of Sony Latin, on Ricky Martin, His Producer Roots and Argentine Pride

    October 20, 2014 11:46 AM EDT The 50 or so ­employees at Sony Music Entertainment’s Miami headquarters are used to seeing Afo Verde walk briskly, fitting for a part-time soccer player. But today, he limps, still recovering from a 3-month-old ankle fracture sustained during h ...

  19. Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Perform at Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala

    October 19, 2014 7:48 PM EDT The second annual La Musa Awards presented by the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame was an eminently musical and emotional affair whose elegant execution bodes well for its future and growth. While last year’s inaugural event featured a smorgasbor ...

  20. Juan Luis Guerra Signs With Universal Music Publishing Group

    October 07, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra , the award-winning Dominican singer/songwriter, has signed an exclusive contract with Universal Music Publishing Group, according to a spokesperson.  This is the first time the prolific songwriter assigns his catalog to a major ...

  21. Jenni Rivera's Family Now Suing Late Singer's Manager Over Book

    October 05, 2014 11:32 PM EDT In the second chapter -- or is it the third or fourth? -- in a dispute over Jenni Rivera , the Mexican-American pop superstar who died in a 2012 plane crash, her family has filed a copyright lawsuit against Laura Lucio , Rivera's former man ...

  22. iHeartMedia Announces First Latin Festival

    October 02, 2014 10:04 AM EDT IHeartMedia will produce its first-ever Latin mega concert. The iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina will take place at the Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 22, featuring performances by Ricky Martin , Daddy Yankee , Roberto Tapia , Alejandra Guzmán ...

  23. Tito 'El Bambino' Tops Tropical Airplay Chart

    September 26, 2014 5:22 PM EDT Tito "El Bambino" El Patron earns his ninth No. 1 on Billboard 's Tropical Songs radio airplay chart, as "A Que No Te Atreves," featuring Chencho , hops 5-1. The song takes Greatest Gainer honors, climbing by 40 percent ...

  24. Univision vs. Telemundo: Inside the Networks’ Singing-Competition Duel

    September 26, 2014 3:01 PM EDT Rival singing competitions on Univision and Telemundo vie for viewers -- in the same time slot. Latin music acts have received a bounty of screen time on U.S. TV in recent weeks, thanks to a head-on competition between a pair of Spanish-lang ...

  25. Calle 13 Lead Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 24, 2014 7:49 AM EDT Perennial Latin Grammy favorites Calle 13 once again topped the list of nominees for the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards, notching nine nods. Eduardo Cabra , one half of the Puerto Rican rap duo, was the overall leader with 10 nods, thanks to ...

  26. Karlos Rose Triumphs With Third Tropical No. 1

    September 18, 2014 4:48 PM EDT At 18 years old, Karlos Rosé becomes the youngest artist to log three No. 1s on the Tropical Songs chart as "Niña de Mi Corazon" soars 12-1. (He beats Leslie Grace , who snagged two leaders before she was 19.) Rosé first topped the ...

  27. SFX Buys Brazilian Agency, Promoter Plus Talent

    September 12, 2014 1:05 PM EDT SFX Entertainment has announced its acquisition of Plus Talent, a leading agency and events promoter/producer in Brazil, in their latest move to expand in the South American market. Founded 20 years ago, Plus talent represents DJs and producers ...

  28. Cafe Tacvba Celebrates 25 Years With Fall Tour

    September 08, 2014 9:15 PM EDT Café Tacvba , the iconic Mexican band, will celebrate their 25th anniversary with more than a dozen tour dates launching Oct. 16 in Miami. The 20re -- ct25 Tour will feature the Latin alternative band performing some of their biggest hits as t ...

  29. Budweiser Doubles Down on Latin Music

    September 08, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Anyone who’s spent time with Marc Anthony knows a cold Bud Light is his drink of choice; it’s the drink he keeps in his dressing room cooler. So it’s particularly fitting that the brand is sponsoring the U.S. leg of his 15-date, 13-city arena t ...

  30. Radio Host Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo Airless Again After SiriusXM Cancels Show

    September 07, 2014 3:42 PM EDT Less than a year after its launch, Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo’s highly-touted show on SiriusXM radio has been canceled. “El Show de Piolin,” a four-hour daily morning show launched in October 2013, became Sotelo’s new platform after his long-running s ...

  31. Thalia's 'Viva Tour' to Debut on HBO Latino

    September 05, 2014 7:23 PM EDT Thalia 's Viva Tour (En Vivo), which premieres Friday (Sept. 5) on HBO Latino and can be seen for free during a special preview through Monday, features the Mexican singer's greatest hits. Exclusive Video Premiere: Laura Pausini & ...

  32. Gustavo Cerati Funeral to Be Held in Argentina

    September 05, 2014 4:34 PM EDT Argentine rock star Gustavo Cerati is being remembered with a funeral in Buenos Aires. Shakira, Ricky Martin & More Pay Tribute to Gustavo Cerati Cerati died Thursday , four years after a stroke put him in a coma. He is being buried after t ...

  33. Chayanne Crowns Top Latin Albums

    September 04, 2014 7:11 PM EDT On the Top Latin Albums chart, singer Chayanne springs 17-1 with his latest album, En Todo Estare . Its jump to No. 1 -- fueled by 10,000 copies sold in the week ending Aug. 31 according to Nielsen SoundScan -- comes a week after early street- ...

  34. Gustavo Cerati RIP: Shakira, Zeta Bosio, Ricky Martin Pay Tribute to Legendary Rocker

    September 04, 2014 6:14 PM EDT The news of the death of iconic Argentine rocker Gustavo Cerati flooded social feeds Thursday afternoon, with many of his musical colleagues expressing their sorrow. After a stroke in 2010, the Soda Stereo front man, and revered soloist, remain ...

  35. Latin Rock Icon Gustavo Cerati Dead at 55

    September 04, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Gustavo Cerati , the front man of the legendary Argentine pop-rock group Soda Stereo , who went on to a brilliant but too short solo career, has died. Millions of fans are mourning his death, which had been falsely rumored several times since ...

  36. Exclusive: Diego Boneta Signs to Sony Music U.S. Latin

    September 04, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Diego Boneta may soon be known as the Latin Jared Leto : After making a name for himself in TV and film, Boneta has inked a recording deal with Sony Music U.S. Latin. The Mexican heartthrob is a rising star who has become somewhat of a fixture ...

  37. Latin Radio Icon Polito Vega to Be Honored at New York Concert

    August 27, 2014 5:12 PM EDT The iconic radio personality Polito Vega will be honored Sept. 21 during a concert at Madison Square Garden featuring some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Juan Luis Guerra , Don Omar , Chayanne and Carlos Vives . Polito Vega Never ...

  38. Shakira's Illegally Copied Song Puts Sony on Hook for Damages

    August 20, 2014 3:20 PM EDT On Tuesday, after conducting a bench trial, a New York federal judge concluded that a subsidiary of Sony Music was liable for copyright infringement for Colombian superstar Shakira 's "Loca" from her 2010 album, Sale el Sol . Shakir ...

  39. Los Tigres del Norte Getting Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    August 08, 2014 7:57 PM EDT Los Tigres del Norte, one of the most revered regional Mexican bands, is receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after four decades in the music business.  The ceremony, taking place Aug. 21 on Hollywood Boulevard, will honor the norteño gr ...

  40. Mexican Star's Death Spurs No. 1 Chart Return

    August 07, 2014 7:54 PM EDT Following the death of Banda Los Recoditos' Luis Fernando Muñoz Castro  on July 25, the group re-enters Regional Mexican Digital Songs at No. 1 with "Mi Ultimo Deseo." The track sold 3,000 downloads in the week ending Aug. 3, accord ...

  41. SBS Radio Executive & Singer Headed to Mediation: Lawsuit Claims Sexual Assault, Unfair Record Deal

    July 22, 2014 8:21 PM EDT SBS executive Jesus Salas' attorneys will meet with Latin pop singer Katherine Alexander's legal team on Thursday in hopes that both sides can settle a lawsuit which claims the songstress unknowingly signed a contract that forced her to ...

  42. Reggaeton Star Yandel Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

    July 22, 2014 11:31 AM EDT Reggaetón star Yandel has signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for worldwide representation in all areas, Billboard has learned. The move is the latest in Yandel’s solo career bid, which he officially launched a year ago when he and longtime ...

  43. Mun2 Staff Changes Continue; Hanna Bolte Departs NBCUni’s Bilingual Cable Network

    July 21, 2014 7:51 PM EDT Hanna Bolte, vp of media and talent relations at mun2, is no longer employed by the NBCUniversal cable network, according to sources at the company. Related Ruben Mendiola Named President of mun2 Mun2’s Diana Mogollon Departs Cable Network Mexican ...

  44. Gustavo Lopez Promoted to EVP/GM of Universal Music Latin Entertainment

    July 16, 2014 9:03 PM EDT Gustavo López has been promoted to EVP and GM of Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE), effective immediately. López, who has spent 18 years at Universal Music Group in multiple capacities, was most recently EVP of UMLE’s brand partnerships a ...

  45. The Latin Alternative Music Conference Celebrates 15 Years

    July 15, 2014 7:55 PM EDT A Q&A with Latin Alternative Music Conference founder Tomas Cookman, Latin Grammy president Gabriel Abaroa and Vive Latino founder Jordi Puig kicked off the first day of the 2014 LAMC. The discussion examined the state of the Latin alternative ...

  46. SBS Executive Jesus Salas Says Singer’s Sexual Assault Lawsuit Claims are 'False' (Exclusive)

    July 13, 2014 9:48 PM EDT Up-and-coming Latin pop singer Katherine Alexander accused a high-ranking SBS executive that managed her career of sexual assault and withholding compensation. The Miami-based entertainer alleged in a lawsuit that Jesus Salas threatened and sexual ...

  47. Shakira Delivers Winning Performance at World Cup Closing Ceremony

    July 13, 2014 2:45 PM EDT In a winning World Cup closing show joyful enough to cheer up Brazilian fans mourning the performance of their national team, Shakira came onto the stadium field in Rio singing “Dare (La,La,La).” Video for World Cup Anthem 'Dar um Jeito (We W ...

  48. Billboard Artist 100 Chart Launches; Trey Songz Leads First List

    July 10, 2014 10:03 AM EDT Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, MAGIC! and Luke Bryan among others in the top 10 of Billboard's exclusive new ranking of each week's top acts Today (June 10), Billboard proudly unveils the Artist 100 , the first-ever weekly ranking dedicated t ...

  49. Café Tacvba, Calle 13 Set for New Goldenvoice/Cookman-Produced Supersonico Festival

    July 09, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Calle 13, Café Tacvba and Ana Tijoux are among the artists to perform at the inaugural edition of the Los Angeles festival Supersonico, set for Oct. 11 at the Shrine Expo Hall and Grounds in downtown Los Angeles   Billed as a “cultural happening,” ...

  50. The Agency Group Opens Miami Office to Target Latin Market (Exclusive)

    July 08, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Taking aim at the profitable Latin American touring market and a burgeoning U.S. Latin market, The Agency Group has opened its first Miami office, with talent agent Jeremy Norkin as its director of Latin Operations. Although The Agency Group has ...

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