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  1. Romeo Santos To Star In ABC-TV Comedy Produced By Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment

    October 12, 2011 6:45 PM EDT As the Nov. 8 date of his solo debut approaches, Romeo Santos, the lead singer of urban/bachata group Aventura, has announced he will star in a comedy series slated to air on ABC. The as yet untitled project will be produced by Overbrook Entertain ...

  2. Exclusive: Prince Royce Signs With Atlantic for English-Language Releases

    May 16, 2011 3:12 PM EDT Prince Royce at the Billboard Latin Music Awards last month (photo: Arnold Turner) Prince Royce, the Bronx native whose eponymous debut became the top-selling Latin album by a new act in 2010, has signed with Atlantic Records to release English-la ...

  3. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 28, 2011 11:00 PM EDT Big Winner: Enrique Iglesias at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards accepting one of nine awards he won. (Photo: Getty Images) MIAMI -- After a year that saw pop going bigger than ever, it's perhaps not surprising that two crossover superst ...

  4. Label Executive Franklin Romero Facing Drug Charges

    March 02, 2011 10:35 AM EST Franklin Romero, owner of the indie label Premium Latin, is in custody in New York after being arrested on 10-year-old drug charges. Romero pled not guilty at a hearing March 1 in Manhattan Federal Court and a detention hearing is slated for March ...

  5. Aventura Singer Santos Signs Album Deal With Sony Music, Jive Records

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Anthony "Romeo" Santos, the lead singer and songwriter of chart-topping urban bachata group Aventura, has signed a multi-million, five album deal with Sony Music and Jive Records. According to published reports from the EFE agency, Santo ...

  6. Aventura Tops Winners At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Aventura, the urban bachata group from the Bronx that has re-energized the tropical music scene, was the big winner at the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, snaring nine trophies, including Latin album and digital album of the year for "The ...

  7. Marc Anthony Set For Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Superstar Marc Anthony will sit down for a rare interview during the Billboard Latin Music Conference, during which he will discuss of his upcoming release and different artistic and business ventures, including his film career and his purchase of ...

  8. Aventura, Ricky Martin Among Acts Assisting In Haiti Relief

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Latin artists are pitching in to help victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti with everything from benefit concerts to donations to volunteer work. Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel are donating $200,000 to rebuild an orphanage ...

  9. Latin Briefs: Universal Latino, Aventura, Viva 105.7

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Universal Latino will release a line of budget catalog EP's for the fourth quarter called "6 Super Hits." Priced at $5.99, the titles from Paulina Rubio, Gloria Trevi, Akwid and others come out Nov. 17. EMI Mexico is releasing &q ...

  10. Aventura Announces U.S. Tour

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Urban bachata group Aventura today (Aug. 25) announced the first leg of a U.S. arena tour in support of its chart-topping album "The Last." The trek kicks off Nov. 20 in Chicago, Ill. and closes out at New York's Madison Square Gard ...

  11. Aventura Hit High Mark With 'The Last'

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With first-week sales of over 47,000 copies, Aventura's album "The Last" has the best sales week for any Latin album in the U.S. since 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last time a Latin album had a better sales week was whe ...

  12. Wisin & Yandel Make Change With 50 Cent

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It was a trademark, decadent South Beach moment: Noon, poolside at the new and trendy Mondrian Hotel, with leggy models in skimpy bathing suits skulking alongside Akon, the best-selling reggaetón duo Wisin & Yandel and the urban bachata group ...

  13. Finalists Announced For Billboard Latin Music Awards

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST A varied list of artists, from veteran to newcomers, dominates the finalists for the 11th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, taking place April 23 in Miami. Icons Vicente Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solis and Mana, along with pop star Enrique Igles ...

  14. Aventura Lines Up Record Run

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Urban bachata group Aventura will play a fifth consecutive show in Puerto Rico's Coliseum, establishing a new record for most consecutive performances at the venue. Aventura plays its first show tonight (Dec. 4), and then will play Dec. 5, 6, ...

  15. Mendez Joins Premium

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jose Mendez has been named head of sales and promotion at Premium Latin Music, the label best known for urban bachata group Aventura. Based in New York, Mendez reports to Premium Latin president Franklin Romero. Mendez most recently spent 10 years ...

  16. Iglesias, Aventura Team Up For Tour

    July 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In what amounts to an unlikely pop and tropical alliance, Spanish pop star Enrique Iglesias is teaming up with urban/bachata group Aventura for a U.S. arena tour. The "Enrique Iglesias/Aventura" tour kicks off Sept. 4 in Laredo, Texas, a ...

  17. Premium Latin, Sony BMG To Release 'Sanky' CD/DVD

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack and DVD of Dominican movie “Sanky Panky” goes on sale in the U.S. July 1. The CD/DVD is distributed by Sony BMG, and the movie was produced by Premium Latin Films, a division of the music label known for urban bachata group Aventura ...

  18. Array Of Acts Score Big At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rare eclecticism marked the 19th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, with no one artist or genre dominating the list of winners. Instead, the changing Latin demographic, already reflected in increasingly diverse radio formats and broader TV optio ...

  19. Guerra Leads List Of Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Vying for seven honors, Dominican singer/songwriter Juan Luis Guerra tops the list of finalists for the 19th Billboard Latin Music Awards. Guerra and his group 440, whose album "La Llave de Mi Croazón" (EMI Televisa) and its eponymous si ...

  20. MTV Tr3s Revamps Artist Campaign

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bilingual entertainment network MTV Tr3s is revamping its Artist of the Month campaign with an intensified promo series modeled on MTV's "52/52". The new campaign, "Artists Speaking Tr3s," debuts Feb. 1 and features one ar ...

  21. Indie Artists, New Styles Dominate Billboard Latin Awards

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a year awash in reggaeton and pop, the big winner at the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards was a romantic regional Mexican singer with both youth and adult appeal. Mariano Barba, a virtual unknown until his song "Aliado del Tiempo" ...

  22. Daddy Yankee, RBD Lead Billboard Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican pop phenomenon RBD—both part of the youth movement that dominated Billboard’s Latin charts last year—are the leading finalists for the 2006 Billboard Lat Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican pop phenomeno ...

  23. Norah's 'Home' Tops Year-End European Chart

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" (Blue Note/Parlophone) tops the year-end composite European Top 100 Albums chart. The album spent five weeks at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums in February and March, and in Oct Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  24. Norah's 'Home' Tops Year-End European Chart

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" (Blue Note/Parlophone) tops the year-end composite European Top 100 Albums chart. The album spent five weeks at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums in February and March, and in Oct Norah Jones' "Feels L ...