1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 & ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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- ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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,” ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Latin Grammys to Air Nov. 20 Live on Univision from MGM Grand

    June 26, 2014 2:42 PM EDT The 15th edition of the Latin Grammy Awards is scheduled to broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 20 and will air on the Univision Network. Latin Recording Academy Launches Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation Latin Gramm ...

  38. World Cup Wins on Billboard Social 50 Chart: J.Lo Hits New High

    June 19, 2014 6:23 PM EDT It’s all about the World Cup and Jennifer Lopez on the Social 50, as Lopez rises 13-2 to achieve her highest position ever in the list’s three-and-a-half year history. The Social 50 incorporates the following metrics: weekly additions of fans acro ...

  39. Luciano Luna Wins SESAC Latina Composer Of The Year, Dulce Maria Music Takes Publisher Prize

    June 19, 2014 1:00 AM EDT SESAC Latina celebrated its 20th anniversary with the annual celebration of its SESAC Latina Music Awards, held June 18 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Writers and publishers were honored for the top-performing tracks of 2013 a ...

  40. J. Lo’s $40M+ Cash Flow: Inside Jennifer Lopez's Diverse Earnings Portfolio

    June 17, 2014 12:38 PM EDT 0 7.278 k 13 0 This is an extended version of an article from the new Billboard. Pick-up a copy here.   Jennifer Lopez has a lot of titles on her business card these days. At this point in a career stretching back more than two decades, she’s less a music ...

  41. Enrique Iglesias’ 'Bailando' Chosen As New Telemundo Soap Theme

    June 17, 2014 10:54 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias’ new hit single “Bailando” (feat. Descemer Bueno and Gente D’Zona) will be the theme song of new Telemundo soap opera, “Reina de Corazones.” The series, billed as a “story full of mystery, espionage, conspiracies, intrigue, crime ...

  42. Univision Radio L.A. Station Executive Fired for Cheating System

    June 16, 2014 11:22 PM EDT An employee at an L.A. radio station owned by Univision has been fired for manipulating Nielsen’s ratings system by posing as a member of their sample audience. The revelation is a blow to both the KSCA-FM (101.9) and Nielsen Holdings, which last ...

  43. Casey Kasem, Iconic Radio Personality, Dead at 82

    June 15, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Casey Kasem, the American Top 40 radio host who crafted a long and lucrative career out of counting down to No. 1, has died. He was 82. Kasem, who hosted the syndicated weekend show for nearly four decades, died of complications from dementia at S ...

  44. World Cup: Where is the Real Brazilian Music?

    June 01, 2014 8:12 AM EDT "The Girl From Ipanema" turns 50 this year, and Verve/Universal is celebrating with a reissue of "Getz/Gilberto," the Grammy-winning Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto album that includes the English-language version sung by Astrud ...

  45. Banda Singer 'Tito Torbellino' Shot to Death in Sonora, Mexico

    May 30, 2014 9:58 PM EDT A U.S.-born singer of northern Mexican "banda" music has been shot to death at a restaurant in the border state of Sonora. State police in Sonora said Tomas Tovar Rascon was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and was shot several times at the res ...

  46. LA's Latino 96.3 FM Switches from Urban to Pop, Shakira Helps Launch Mega Brand

    May 19, 2014 6:57 PM EDT Targeting the millennial generation, executives of Spanish Broadcasting System have rebranded the longtime L.A. urban radio station Latino 96.3 FM to the new pop-based Mega 96.3 FM in hopes of luring the coveted bilingual and bicultural audience. ...

  47. Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons Win Big at Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2014 11:30 PM EDT Justin Timberlake received seven Billboard Music Awards Sunday, taking home trophies for Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album ("The 20/20 Experience") in a three-hour show at at the MGM Grand Arena. Imagine Dr ...

  48. Billboard Music Awards 2014: Full Winners List

    May 18, 2014 11:00 PM EDT Justin Timberlake was the big winner at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, with 7 trophies on the night including Top Artist and Top Male Artist. Other winners include Imagine Dragons with five, and Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T.I. each scoring four ...

  49. Fania 50th Anniversary Concert Series Partners with SummerStage

    May 15, 2014 5:05 PM EDT The 50th anniversary of the iconic Latin label Fania Records will be celebrated this summer in partnership with Central Park's SummerStage program.   Starting June 14, the City Parks Foundation will feature a concert series, dance and theater ...

  50. Mexican Pop Star Gloria Trevi to Star in Mun2 Reality Series

    May 14, 2014 2:38 PM EDT Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi, who is currently on a major U.S. tour, will star in her own reality series on mun2 as part of the 2014-2015 season.   Trevi, who has been an entertainer for more than three decades, will give fans insights into her l ...

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