Aventura

  1. Romeo Santos Honored As Songwriter of the Year at ASCAP Latin Awards

    January 11, 2013 6:46 PM EST Romeo Santos, whose solo debut Formula, Vol 1 (Sony) was 2012's top-selling Latin album, will be honored as songwriter of the year at the ASCAP Latin Music Awards taking place March 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. This marks th ...

  2. 3BallMTY, Gerardo Ortiz Dominate Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 18, 2012 11:00 PM EDT (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images) Young talent and a bold new musical trend dominated the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, with 3BallMTY, the edgy tribal music troupe, winning nine awards, including New Artist of the Year, Artist ...

  3. Mindless Behavior Takes a Bow on Social 50 Chart, Romeo Santos and Boyce Avenue Gain

    October 13, 2011 8:34 AM EDT Vocal group Mindless Behavior makes its Social 50 debut this week, coming in at No. 47 thanks to being featured on Vevo's emerging artist platform "Lift" and their relentless fan engagement on Facebook and Twitter. Starting on Oct. ...

  4. Backbeat: Romeo Santos' Private L.A. Show; Talks Collabs With Usher, Pitbull, Lil Wayne

    October 04, 2011 8:05 AM EDT Shirley Rodriguez (VP of marketing/Angelo Medina group), Paula Paminsky (vp of marketing/Sony Music Latin), the evening's main attraction Romeo Santos and Karina Puente (Sony Music Latin) Univision Radio executive VP Jack Hobbs and Mexican po ...

  5. Latin Power Players: Afo Verde

    August 01, 2011 10:08 PM EDT Afo Verde President of Latin region, Sony Music Afo Verde took over the reins of Sony's entire Latin operation -- including the United States and Latin America -- in October 2009. Since then, he has been intent on establishing the label as &q ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Stars Shine At Billboard Latin Music Awards, But Enrique Iglesias Rules The Night

    April 29, 2011 12:41 AM EDT Fire Walker: Enrique Iglesias won nine Billboard Latin Music Awards including Artist of the Year and Best Latin Pop Album By a Soloist. (Photo: Telemundo/Gary Rothstein) MIAMI -- There's no question that Enrique Iglesias ruled the 2011 Billbo ...

  8. Billboard's Latin Music Conference & Awards Central

    April 20, 2011 5:41 PM EDT 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 ...

  9. Gocho, Wise To Release Solo Albums In 2011

    March 03, 2011 6:05 PM EST Puerto Rican Latin urban music producer and composer Gocho, who's worked with the likes of Don Omar, Angel y Khriz and Daddy Yankee, has signed with Venemusic to release his first solo album. "Mi Musica" (My Music) is slated for rel ...

  10. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Among Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 10, 2011 9:50 AM EST 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Aventura's Label Dukes It Out With Italy's Planet Records

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Premium Latin, the indie label home to urban bachata chart-topper Aventura, and its Italian licensee are suing each other for alleged breach of contract. Premium's suit, filed in October in federal court in New York, alleges that Naples, Ital ...

  13. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Aventura Discusses Career Successes, Failures

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Stories of success, failure and Bronx vernacular figured prominently in a candid Q&A with urban bachata superstars Aventura at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday. The quartet flew to the conference toda ...

  14. Three Tie For ASCAP Latin Songwriter Honor

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Joan Sebastian, Anthony Santos (of Aventura) and Tommy Torres were named songwriters of the year at the 18th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards. It was the first time in the awards' nearly two-decade history that three songwriters tied for the t ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Aventura Tops Hot Latin Songs Chart

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST For the first time in their six year chart history, urban bachata crooners Aventura have made it to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart. The group’s new single, "Por Un Segundo," rose from No. 2 to No. 1 this week with an aud ...

  19. China Bound R2G, IODA To Launch Subscription Service

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to provide an alternative to pirated music, Beijing-based digital distribution service R2G is launching an online music subscription service in China that will feature songs from U.S.-based independent digital distributor Independent ...

  20. Sony/ATV, Solis Take ASCAP Latin Honors

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing was named publisher of the year and Marco Antonio Solis won songwriter of the year at the 16th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards. Sony/ATV took home publisher of the year Friday (May 16) with 43 songs among the performing r ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. IODA, MultiMusic Expand Reach Via Partnership

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) and Mexican indie licensor MultiMusic have inked a reciprocal deal to make each other's content available on digital and mobile platforms. Under the partnership, revealed at the Latin Altern ...

  24. Solis Wins Big At ASCAP Latin Awards

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican singer/songwriter Marco Antonio Solis was named songwriter of the year at the 15th annual ASCAP Latin music awards. The ceremony, held March 21 at New York City's Nokia Theatre, also honored Venezuelan Franco de Vita and Mexico's ...

  25. Newcomers Top Billboard Latin Award Finalists

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rakim and Ken-Y, the reggaeton newcomers who aptly blended romance with dance beats on their debut album, "Masterpiece: Nuestra Obra Maestra" (Pina/Universal Latino), lead the list of finalists for the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards. ...

  26. 'Anastacia' Returns To European Albums Throne

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Anastacia" (Epic) underlines its status as one of the most enduring European sellers of 2004, returning 2-1 in its 20th week on European Top 100 Albums. Its current single "Sick and Tired" holds at N "Anastacia" (Epi ...

  27. 'Anastacia' Returns To European Albums Throne

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Anastacia" (Epic) underlines its status as one of the most enduring European sellers of 2004, returning 2-1 in its 20th week on European Top 100 Albums. Its current single "Sick and Tired" holds at N "Anastacia" (Epi ...