Billboard Latin Music

  1. Gerardo Ortiz, 3BallMTY Announced For Billboard Latin Conference's Regional Mexican Music Panel

    March 08, 2012 4:30 PM EST Gerardo Ortiz, who has been announced for 2012's Billboard Latin Music Conference, was the big winner at last year's Billboard Mexican Music Awards. Recording artists Gerardo Ortiz and 3BallMTY are scheduled to appear on a panel about th ...

  2. Jenni Rivera To Perform, Participate In Q&A At Billboard Latin Music Conference And Awards

    March 05, 2012 5:57 PM EST Jenni Rivera, one of the most prolific entertainers in the Hispanic entertainment industry, will sit down for an exclusive one-on-one Q&A during the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm and taking pla ...

  3. Backbeat: Jenni Rivera Premieres 'I Love Jenni' Season Two At Party With Gerardo Ortiz, mun2 Execs

    March 05, 2012 10:25 AM EST Regional Mexican singers Jenni Rivera and Gerardo Ortiz at the launch party for Rivera's "I Love Jenni" reality program at My House in Hollywood. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera capped off the premiere pa ...

  4. Backbeat: Regulo Caro Album Release Party With Del Records, Sony Latin, BMI Execs

    March 01, 2012 3:07 PM EST Del Records recording artist Regulo Caro hangs out backstage at the Conga Room with singer William Ortiz. The two performed "Ser Piloto en Guamuchil" which is featured on Caro's new album, Amor En Tiempos De Guerra . (Photo: Justino ...

  5. Backbeat: Daddy Yankee, Telemundo Execs, More at Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists Announcement

    March 01, 2012 10:19 AM EST Daddy Yankee with Billboard's Leila Cobo at Telemundo Studios. Dozens of journalists from around the country flew to Telemundo Studios in Miami to the set of morning show Levántate (Wake Up!) for the live announcement of the finalists to the ...

  6. Backbeat: Reik Talk Adele, Perform Acoustic Show At Grammy Museum

    February 24, 2012 11:26 AM EST Reik, from left to right: Julio Ramirez, Jesus Navarro and Gilberto "Bibi" Marín answer questions from the audience. (Photo: M. Sullivan/WireImage) Mexican trio and Latin Grammy winners Reik performed an intimate, acoustic set at the Cli ...

  7. Backbeat: Latin Music Industry Rocks at Premios Lo Nuestro Afterparties

    February 21, 2012 10:18 AM EST From the left, Jorge Mejia, Sony/ATV's Sr. VP for Latin America & U.S. Latin; Melissa Esposito of Sony U.S. Latin; and Ruben Leyva of Sony U.S. Latin at Sony's PLN afterparty. The live telecast of Univision's Premios Lo Nuestro ...

  8. Emilio Estefan, Jose Valle Confirmed for Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, April 23-26 In Miami

    February 09, 2012 3:32 PM EST Entertainment mogul Emilio Estefan, Univision Radio President José Valle and Target VP of entertainment John Butcher are among the top executives already confirmed as speakers for the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented b ...

  9. Afo Verde Appointed Chairman/CEO for Sony's Latin Region, Spain and Portugal

    February 08, 2012 12:33 PM EST Afo Verde, who since 2009 has been serving as president, Latin Region, for Sony Music Entertainment, has been promoted to the post of Chairman and CEO for the Latin Region, Spain and Portugal. Verde, who had previously overseen the label's U. ...

  10. Backbeat: Juanes Performs for Industry, Media VIPs at MTV Unplugged

    February 08, 2012 11:30 AM EST It was a veritable industry gathering at the second day of taping for Colombian star Juanes ' MTV Unplugged set at Miami Beach's New World Center. Accompanied by an acoustic band and just two guest artists-Brazil's Paula Fernandes a ...

  11. 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: ...

  12. Billboard and Telemundo Sign Multi-Year Agreement for Latin Music Awards and More

    May 17, 2011 10:44 AM EDT Telemundo has signed a new multi-year deal with Billboard to present the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards and to expand the companies' alliances into different musical areas. Aside from the successful Billboard Latin Music Awards, the agre ...

  13. Mana Sells Out Three L.A. Shows in Hours, Will They Break Their Own Touring Record?

    May 01, 2011 12:25 PM EDT In a matter of hours, Mexican rock band Mana sold out the three shows at Los Angeles' Staples Center which kick off their U.S. Tour. Mana's first show, slated for June 23, sold out less than an hour after tickets went on-sale at 10 a.m. ...

  14. Photos: 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, Behind the Scenes

    April 29, 2011 10:55 PM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards is the longest running and most prestigious event in the Latin music industry. For three days and four nights, the hottest artists and the most prestigious industry personnel gather to discuss, consi ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Sohanny, Francisca Valenzuela Rock BMI Showcase at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 28, 2011 1:10 PM EDT The BMI Showcase in Miami's Warehouse District featued a diverse slate of up-and-comers (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) Wednesday night's BMI showcase at the Billboard Latin Music Conference faced challenges from the start. Fir ...

  18. Universal, Sony Sweep Billboard Latin Industry Awards

    April 27, 2011 10:50 PM EDT Marquee Event: Billboard Latin Music Bash and label awards. (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) MIAMI -- Universal Music Latin Entertainment and Sony Music Latin, today's two dominant Latin music labels, swept the label awards at the an ...

  19. Gloria Trevi Talks Music, Prison, Domestic Violence, Gay Audience at Raucous Latin Music Conference Q&A

    April 27, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Billboard's Leila Cobo hangs out with Gloria Trevi and her guitarist, Rayito, before the revealing conversation at this year's Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards Fher Olvera, Juan Diego Calleros (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner ...

  20. Watch: Camila Discuss Tour, New Single With Colbie Caillat

    April 27, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Luck. Serendipity. Destiny. Those are three words that could be used to describe the unlikely rise of Camila. The band hit a note with listeners who were used to Rock en Espanol being hard, like Mana, or danceable, like Shakira. They responded to ...

  21. Latin Radio Programmers Trying to Make PPM Its BFF

    April 27, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Ever since Arbitron introduced its new Portable People Meter, or PPM, system of ratings in 2007, radio programmers have struggled to make sense of the new data. At the conference's closing event on Wednesday, "Make PPM Your BFF," it ...

  22. Daddy Yankee Presents Winner of Western Union Contest at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 4:24 PM EDT Latin music superstar Daddy Yankee happily announces rapper/hip hop artist Alex Moncada as the winner of Western Union's "Love in Any Language" contest (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner) Last month, Alex Moncada was a struggling songw ...

  23. Watch: Mana Discuss Success, Immigration Reform and Even Reggaeton at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 3:46 PM EDT Wednesday afternoon's Q&A with Mana, moderated by Billboard's Leila Cobo, was clearly the centerpiece of the Billboard Latin Music Conference and the most crowded panel of the day - and no wonder. As Cobo reminded the audience in her ...

  24. Watch: Don Omar Talks 'Fast Five,' Busta Rhymes and More at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 3:07 PM EDT Fresh off his Billboard Latin Music Conference panel, "My Big Vast Social Network," Reggaeton superstar Don Omar sat down for a video interview with Billboard's Leila Cobo, Executive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Mus ...

  25. Donata Poveda Leads a Singalong, Luis Fonsi, Lenny y Max Tell Stories at Billboard Latin Music Conference Songwriting Panel

    April 27, 2011 2:28 PM EDT How I Wrote that Song Panelists: (from left to right) Donato Poveda, Luis Fonsi, Jorge Villamizar, Lenny and Max (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner) Pitbull sadly could not make it to the "How I Wrote that Song" panel at the Billboard Latin ...

  26. Regional Mexican Music Experts Discuss the Way Ahead, Narcocorridos at Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 12:51 PM EDT Regional Mexico Panelists: Raul Brindis, Host, "El Show de Raul Brindis," Univision; Fernando Comacho, La Arrolladora Banda El Limode Rene Camacho; Ivan Fernandez, President, Viva Entertainment; Luis Del Villar, President Del Records; Ro ...

  27. Don Tetto, Mia Mont, Celia Cruz All-Stars, More Rock Billboard Latin Music Conference's New Artist Showcase -- Check Out Photos!

    April 27, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Fellini-esque: Performers at the Billboard Latin Music Conference's New Artist Showcas helped create a carnival-like atmosphere ( Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) MIAMI -- The Billboard Latin Music Conference ended a day of serious di ...

  28. Watch the Billboard Latin Music Conference Video Report

    April 26, 2011 11:32 PM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Conference opened Tuesday (April 26) by taking a long look at the state of the industry in today's tough economic times. But even when discussing the challenges of a changing industry, music insiders were optimistic ...

  29. Don Omar, Universal, More Win Marketing Awards at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 26, 2011 7:30 PM EDT The first ever Billboard Latin Music Conference Music Marketing Awards were announced Tuesday and were given to several groups for their contributions in four areas including Online/Social, Print, Tour and TV. "This is a very special time,&qu ...

  30. The Dating Game Between Music and Sponsorships Explored at Billboard Latin Music Conference Panels

    April 26, 2011 7:08 PM EDT The Effectiveness of Local Branding Panelists: (left to right)Carlos Boughton, brand director of Tecate and Tecate Light, Heineken USA; Luis Miguel Messianu, president/chief creative officer of Alma; Carla Dodds, senior director of multicultural m ...

  31. Billboard Latin Music Conference's Tuesday Panels Explore New Opportunities in a Changing Industry

    April 26, 2011 6:30 PM EDT The View From the Top Panelists: (left to right) Afo Verde, President, Latin Region, Sony Music; Billboard's Leila Cobo, Executive Director Latin Content & Programming; Jesus Lopez, Chairman/CEO Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Penin ...

  32. Don Omar Talks His 'Big Vast Social Network' at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 26, 2011 5:59 PM EDT The Man of the Hour: Don Omar (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) MIAMI -- Reggaeton star and web phenomenon Don Omar isn't just an artist these days. He also runs a record label, and attributes a large part of his success to navigating ...

  33. Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards 2011: Ahead Of The Curve

    April 26, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Today, April 26, marks the beginning of the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T. Following a successful foray in Puerto Rico, Latin music's largest, most influential event returns ...

  34. Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards 2011: The Hottest Concerts

    April 25, 2011 6:39 PM EDT Every sector of the Latin music industry will convene for the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T, at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach on April 25-28. Artist showcases are a hi ...

  35. Aylin Mujica, Rafael Amaya, Daniel Sarcos To Host 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 21, 2011 7:23 PM EDT A trio of celebrities will host the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 28, live on Telemundo, featuring some of the biggest names in music including Banda El Recodo, Chino y Nacho, Camila, Don Omar, Juanes, Lucero, Maná, Marc Anthony, and ...

  36. Mana's 'Drama y Luz' Debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin and Pop Album Charts

    April 20, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Just days after releasing the new album, "Drama y Luz," and announcing a world tour, Maná has reached the top again: the biggest opening for a Spanish-language album since Aventura's "The Last." Maná opens at No. 1 on the ...

  37. Mana Announces Global Trek In Support of 'Drama y Luz'

    April 18, 2011 7:21 PM EDT Mexican rock act Maná has announced a world tour to coincide with the release of its latest album, "Drama y Luz." Several years since the group's last major tour, Maná returns with a new show that begins June 16 at Coliseo de Puerto ...

  38. Gloria Estefan, Emmanuel To Receive Special Honors At 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 13, 2011 2:26 PM EDT Gloria Estefan will receive recognition for her philanthropic work and Emmanuel will be given a career achievement honor at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami on April 28. Premios Billboard, airing at 8 p.m./7 p.m Central live on Telem ...

  39. El Cata, Cultura Profectica, Dyland and Lenny, 24 Horas To Perform At Billboard Bash During Latin Music Conference

    April 11, 2011 1:44 PM EDT Merengue star El Cata, Puerto Rican Rock/reggae band Cultura Profética, rising reggaetón duo Dyland & Lenny and bachata newcomers 24 Horas will perform at the annual Billboard Bash, taking place April 27 at Mansion in Miami Beach as the prelud ...

  40. Enrique Iglesias, Luis Fonsi, Gloria Trevi, More To Perform At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 08, 2011 5:26 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias, Luis Fonsi, Christian Castro, Jencarlos Canela and Gloria Trevi have been added to the roster of stars performing later this month at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami Beach. The singers join the recently announced p ...

  41. Don Omar Joins Social Network Panel At Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 31, 2011 3:38 PM EDT Billboard is pleased to announce that reggaeton star Don Omar will be a special guest on the digital panel at next month's Billboard Latin Music Conference . The singer will share the stage with Facebook's Alexandre Hohagen, Google' ...

  42. Mana Soar To No. 1 Debut On Hot Latin Songs

    March 21, 2011 4:51 PM EDT Mana roars back onto Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Hot Latin Songs radio airplay chart, as "Lluvia Al Corazon" blasts in at No. 1. The track is just the ninth to arrive at the apex in the chart's nearly 25-year history. The son ...

  43. Mana Confirmed For 'Star Q&A' At Billboard Latin Music Conference In April

    March 15, 2011 8:16 PM EDT Maná, the world's top Latin rock band, is confirmed as the "Star Q&A" at the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T. For the first time ever in its 20-year career, all fou ...

  44. Pop Icon Gloria Trevi to Sit For Exclusive Q&A at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 10, 2011 1:53 PM EST Gloria Trevi will be interviewed at this year's Billboard Latin Music Conference Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi, one of the most fascinating figures in Latin pop, will sit down for an exclusive one on one Q&A during the Billboard Latin Mus ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Billboard Latin Music Conference Introduces Marketing Awards

    February 01, 2011 2:06 PM EST The 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference will host its first-ever marketing awards, honoring the best marketing, branding and sponsorship campaigns of the year that use Latin artists and Latin songs. The awards, covering four categories, were cre ...

  47. VIDEO: Marc Anthony @Billboard Latin Music Conf.

    May 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony sits with Billboard's Leila Cobo at last week's Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards to discuss his music, his family, the Miami Dolphins and much more. WATCH: Billboard Staff News Marc Anthony , Leila Cobo ...

  48. VIDEO: Spirit of Hope Winner Marc Anthony on 'Iconos'

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard spoke with Marc Anthony, winner of this year's Spirit of Hope Award for his philanthropic work in support of children's health and education, at the just-wrapped Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards presented by State ...

  49. UMLE Dominates Awards At Latin Billboard Bash

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) and its fully owned labels -- Universal Music Latino, Machete and Disa -- were the big winners at the annual Billboard Bash, honoring the top labels, publishers, producers and songwriters of the year in L ...

  50. @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 ...

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