Alejandro Sanz

  1. Paco de Lucia Remembered by Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Many More

    February 27, 2014 9:30 PM EST Paco de Lucia, who revolutionized flamenco guitar and influenced musicians around the world, will be laid to rest this weekend in his native Algeciras, after a public wake expected to attract a massive crowd to the Southern Spanish city. Since de ...

  2. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Music Company, Blues Traveler Ride Together, Another Victory Expands Global Network, Steve Lewis Joins SynchTank

    January 23, 2014 4:38 AM EST Bicycle Music Company, Blues Traveler Ride Together The Bicycle Music Company and its affiliates have acquired the Blues Traveler publishing catalog including such songs as “Hook”, “The Mountains Win Again”, “Carolina Blues”, “But Anyway” and “Run ...

  3. Carlos Vives, Sergio George, Julio Reyes Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 22, 2013 12:40 AM EST The green carpet never happened as rain fell over Las Vegas, but there were no dampened spirits during the 14th edition of Latin Grammys which celebrated the well-known faces of music and some of the newer voices. The night belonged to two tropica ...

  4. What to Expect at Tonight's Latin Grammy Awards: Pop Music

    November 21, 2013 3:30 PM EST At tonight's Latin Grammys, to be broadcast live on Univision from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, you can expect pop music in various forms to make a strong showing with many familiar faces in the running including Colombian si ...

  5. Alejandro Sanz to Receive Honorary Degree from Berklee College of Music, to Perform with Students

    November 04, 2013 4:53 PM EST When four-time 2013 Latin Grammy nominee Alejandro Sanz toured the U.S. last June, his venues included Radio City Music Hall and Miami’s American Airlines arena. Fans will have a chance to see the Spanish superstar in a more intimate venue in Bo ...

  6. Iron Maiden tops Hot Tours with $15.2 Million, Wraps Maiden England Tour

    October 17, 2013 7:38 PM EDT Veteran English metal band Iron Maiden has ended its Maiden England world tour that began in June 2012 and played in the Americas and Europe during the past two summers. Leading this week’s Hot Tours tally with $15.2 million in ticket sales, the ...

  7. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washing ...

  8. Backbeat: Antonio Orozco Performs at Heineken Acoustic Brunch Before Latin Grammys

    November 15, 2012 5:47 PM EST Heineken showcase brings out music executives in support of singer/songwriter Antonio Orozco. (L-R) Sebastian Ducamp, GTS Global Talent Services (manager); Jesus Lopez, chairman Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula; Orozco, Latin Gr ...

  9. Caetano Veloso Honored as Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year

    November 15, 2012 10:28 AM EST Caetano Veloso, the fabled musician, writer, filmmaker, all-around intellectual and founder of Tropicalia, the revolutionary Brazilian cultural movement, was feted as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year with an all-star tribute N ...

  10. Ricardo Arjona, Jesse & Joy, Alejandro Sanz, Ana Victoria, Don Omar: Our Latin Grammy Predictions

    November 14, 2012 10:28 AM EST As is our tradition, here are our yearly predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15, in key categories. This year presents a challenge, as for the first time, there are 10 contenders in each of the main categories (which we think ...

  11. Backbeat: Mickael Carreira Hits Miami Studio With Rudy Perez For Spanish Language Album

    November 02, 2012 10:16 AM EDT Mickael Carreria (left) with producer Rudy Perez in Perez's Miami Beach studio. (Photo: Leila Cobo) Portuguese pop star Mickael Carreira turned to two Latin producers- Rudy Pérez (Cristina Aguilera, Natalie Cole, Luis Fonsi) and Julio Reyes C ...

  12. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil Tops Hot Tours

    November 01, 2012 4:17 PM EDT Cirque du Soleil's concert touring production, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour ranks No. 1 on this week's Hot Tours ranking with box office totals reported from an multi-show run in London during October. The O2 Arena hosted the ...

  13. Album Reviews: The Script, Tame Impala, Alejandro Sanz and more

    October 23, 2012 7:51 AM EDT Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu Producers: Mike Elizondo, Rob Cavallo, Gary Clark Jr. Warner Bros. Records Release Date: Oct. 22 Fat, powerful blues-rock that recalls five decades of various strains of Southern R&B and rock makes for a curious s ...

  14. The Billboard Q&A: Tommy Torres

    October 09, 2012 6:16 AM EDT On Oct. 2, Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Tommy Torres released "12 Historias" (Warner), his first album in four years. The pop/rock set takes its cues from the likes of Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel and early Elton John. It's ...

  15. Song of the Year Nominees Highlight Latin Music's Best Writers

    October 08, 2012 1:59 PM EDT One of the biggest Latin Grammy Award honors goes to those who have created some of the most memorable songs of the year. It's a category that recognizes the creative process by honoring the songwriter, as opposed to record of the year, whi ...

  16. Alejandro Sanz Debuts At No. 1 On Latin Albums Chart

    October 04, 2012 5:48 PM EDT Alejandro Sanz claims the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart with La Música No Se Toca , released Sept. 25 on Universal Music Latino. The album, Sanz's debut with Universal after a lifetime with Warner, also finished the we ...

  17. From This Week's Billboard: Apple's iRadio Blossoms Into Internet Radio Market

    September 14, 2012 12:38 PM EDT Below is an excerpt from the feature story "Apple's iRadio Blossoms" -- an in-depth look at Apple's forays into the online radio market -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features an in-depth loo ...

  18. Alejandro Sanz' Global Touch

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT With a new Universal deal in place, Alejandro Sanz looks to expand his reach. Alejandro Sanz has 7 million followers on Twitter. Their ranks, spread across the globe, grow exponentially at the slightest prodding. And Sanz, the Spanish singer/songw ...

  19. En Breve

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Sanz takes the bus, Pitbull re-ups, and KIIS adds Martinez. Sanz Takes the Bus for New Album Spanish pop singer Alejandro Sanz's image will be seen on nearly 50 Los Angeles Department of Transportation commuter express buses throughout Southe ...

  20. Universal Music Group Reports Quarterly Revenue Gain

    August 30, 2012 9:54 AM EDT Universal Music Group today reported 88 million euros ($110.4 million) in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization on revenues of 961 million euros ($1.2 billion) in its quarterly earnings report. That's up slightly from ...

  21. Spain's Music Industry in Crisis as Music, Ticket Sales Plummet

    July 20, 2012 11:25 AM EDT It's official. This year is the worst for Spain's music industry in history. Labels and agents are going out of business, thousands of jobs and millions of euros are being lost, and what's worse, the next Alejandro Sanz or Placido D ...

  22. Beto Cuevas Named New Judge on 'La Voz Mexico' Beside Paulina Rubio, Miguel Bose and Jenni Rivera

    July 11, 2012 2:48 PM EDT Beto Cuevas, the former lead singer of the Chilean rock band La Ley, will be joining Spanish crooner Miguel Bose, pop star Paulina Rubio and regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera as the fourth coach on the second season of Mexico's version of ...

  23. Polito Vega Never Goes Out Of Style

    June 28, 2012 5:30 PM EDT The joke goes like this: Two friends are standing on Fifth Avenue in New York as Polito Vega and the Pope stroll by, talking together. One of them asks, "Who's that?" The other replies, "I don't know who the old guy with t ...

  24. Paulina Rubio, Jenni Rivera, Miguel Bose Named For Mexico's 'The Voice'

    June 07, 2012 9:28 AM EDT Mexico's popular version of "The Voice," "La Voz Mexico," is coming back for a second season on the Televisa network, but this year with a new slate of coaches expected to mentor contestants including Spanish crooner Migue ...

  25. Singer/Songwriter Robi 'Draco' Rosa Signs With SESAC, Preparing New Album

    May 21, 2012 6:08 PM EDT Latin Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer Robi 'Draco' Rosa, who also has a new album due later this year, has signed with SESAC, a spokesperson for the performing rights organization has announced. News of the signing comes about ...

  26. Billboard Power 100: Peter Grosslight

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 32 Peter Grosslight Executive VP/Worldwide Head of Music William Morris Endeavor The Calm In The Storm... In a world where some view being a jerk as a career strategy, Peter Grosslight remains a dignified, understated power player. He runs one ...

  27. Billboard Power 100: Jesus Lopez

    January 26, 2012 8:58 PM EST No. 82 Jesus Lopez Chairman/CEO Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula Twitter: @UniversalMusica All Latin Everything... Jesus Lopez came to the stage of the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference with a hard-cover book titled "Music: ...

  28. New Spanish Gov't Enacts Sinde Anti-Piracy Laws, Opponents Promise A Fight

    January 03, 2012 1:30 PM EST Spain will finally implement its controversial antipiracy act starting in March now that the new conservative government rushed the enactment of the pending codes. Its success though is sure to be tested in courts and on the streets. Jose Ignacio ...

  29. Shakira to Be Honored As Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    September 26, 2011 8:37 PM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira will be honored as the 2011 Latin Recording Academy person of the year, the Latin Grammy organization has announced. The tribute gala for the songstress will be held Nov. 9, one day before the 12th annual awards ...

  30. Latin Music Gets It's Own 'Voice'

    September 08, 2011 5:40 PM EDT Televisa's 'La Voz' applies 'The Voice' formula to Mexico Months before the Sept. 11 debut of "La Voz Mexico," executives from Mexican TV network Televisa and Universal Music Group were already having meetings ab ...

  31. Tito 'El Bambino,' Sony/ATV Win Big at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    March 25, 2011 7:35 AM EDT Tito "El Bambino," who has transcended his reggaetón roots to foray successfully into pop and tropical music, received his first Songwriter of the year award at the 19th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards March 24 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel ...

  32. Alejandro Sanz Signs With Universal

    February 15, 2011 1:05 PM EST Fresh from winning a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album (for "Paraíso Express"), Spanish star Alejandro Sanz announced that he has signed a recording deal with Universal Music Group after 20 years with Warner. Sanz inked his new contract la ...

  33. Alejandro Sanz to be Honored at ASCAP Latin Heritage Awards

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz will be honored with ASCAP's Latin Heritage Award during the 19th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards taking place March 24 in Miami. Sanz, who began his career as a soloist in the 1990s, reached multi-pla ...

  34. Alejandro Sanz Back In Venezuela

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz is in Venezuela to perform for the first time in years after concerts in 2007 and 2008 were canceled amid friction between the entertainer and President Hugo Chavez's government. Sanz was in the western city of ...

  35. Latin Grammys 2010: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Here's some of the best off-camera moments from the red carpet and backstage at the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. 1. ChocQuibTown, winners for best alternative song, were generous with their talent, singing a capella for press backst ...

  36. Prediction Time: Here's Who Will Win Latin Grammys

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST It’s time again for us to make our annual predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nov. 11. Projecting winners is an imprecise science, but here’s who we think will take home tro ...

  37. Alejandro Sanz Wins 3 Premios Ondas

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer Alejandro Sanz swept Spain's 57th Premios Ondas awards by winning three of the five music prizes that form part of 23 awards for national, international and Latin American radio and TV shows and personalities. The Grupo Prisa media hol ...

  38. Alejandro Sanz Up For 5 Premios 40 Principales

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Sanz and pop group Maldita Nerea have won five nominations each of the Premios 40 Principales awards run by Spanish media giant's Grupo Prisa's international radio arm, Union Radio. The prizes cover eight Latin American countri ...

  39. Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz To Be Honored By HHF

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra and Alejandro Sanz will be honored tonight (Sept. 29) by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) for their accomplishments in “Arts” and “Vision” respectively as part of the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. Now in their 24th year, ...

  40. Alejandro Sanz Appeals To Hugo Chavez

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singing star Alejandro Sanz wants to declare peace with Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez and play in Caracas. The Miami-based artist saw his November 2007 concert in the Venezuelan capital canceled for "security reasons," after S ...

  41. Latin Grammy Nominations Are In

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Latin Grammy darlings Alejandro Sanz and Juan Luis Guerra, along with past nominee Jorge Drexler, led the nominations for the 11th edition of the awards with four nods each, tying Mario Domm, the lead singer and songwriter of pop group Camila. The ...

  42. Juan Luis Guerra To Host Benefit Concert For Haiti

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra will host a benefit concert for Haiti in Santo Domingo’s Olympic Stadium April 18. The show will feature performances by Guerra along with a handful of other stars with whom he’s collaborated in other philanthropic ...

  43. European Acts Dominate Premios Dial Latin Gala

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST More artists performed live at the Premios Cadena Dial Latin music gala award ceremony than ever before this year - but only two of them were from Latin America. Despite this, the Spanish language gala was broadcast live or delayed on 1,090 radio ...

  44. Joaquin Sabina Scores Spain's Top-Selling Album

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Only three albums sold more than 100,000 units in Spain in 2009, according to figures released by labels' association Promusicae. They were "Vinagre Y Rosas" (150,000) by singer-songwriter Joaquin Sabina (Sony Music), "Antes De ...

  45. Eros Ramazzoti, Alejandro Sanz Among Dial Winners

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Italy's Eros Ramazzoti and global Spanish singing stars Alejandro Sanz and David Bisbal have been named as among the winners at this year's Premios Cadena Dial awards – acknowledged as Europe's biggest Spanish-language-only award ce ...

  46. Alejandro Sanz To Open Tour With 4 Mexico City Dates

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the wake of the fall release of his album "Paraiso Express," Spaniard Alejandro Sanz will kick off his "Tour Paraíso" Feb. 23 with four concerts at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional. Sanz will then play Guadalajara and M ...

  47. Jencarlos' ‘Buscame’ Debuts High On Latin Chart

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST In what may be the highest-ever first-week position on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart from a debut act with independent distribution, Jencarlos' "Búscame" debuts this week at No. 2. "Búscame," on Bullseye Music and d ...

  48. Alejandro Sanz Launches Comeback Album In Madrid

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alejandro Sanz has launched his first studio album in three years, "Paraíso Express" (Warner), in Madrid. It is released today (Nov. 10) in Latin America and the U.S., and will hit the markets in non-Spanish speaking countries in the fir ...

  49. Latin Briefs: Alicia Keys, Latin Grammys, EMI, UMLE

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST --Alicia Keys will perform with Alejandro Sanz on Thursday’s Latin Grammy telecast, the lineup of which now also includes Mexican pop group Reik, Brazilian songstress Daniela Mercury, and performances by Cirque du Soleil and “Le Rêve.” Keys’ and S ...

  50. Calle 13, Ruben Blades To Perform Together At Latin Grammys

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Urban alternative act Calle 13 will perform with salsa icon Ruben Blades at the Latin Grammys Nov. 5, the Latin Recording Academy announced. Nominees David Bisbal, Shaila Durcal and Luz Rios were also revealed as performers at the 10th annual awar ...

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