Billboard Top Latin Albums

  1. Romeo Santos, Andres Castro, Daddy Yankee Honored at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    March 18, 2014 8:10 PM EDT Romeo Santos, who last month scored the top-selling debut on the Top Latin Albums chart in eight years, and guitarist/producer Andrés Castro, who has scored a series of No. 1 hits co-written with Carlos Vives, shared the Songwriter of the Year awa ...

  2. Vicente Fernandez Breaks Record on Latin Albums Chart

    May 16, 2013 5:46 PM EDT Vicente Fernandez, currently celebrating his 45th year in the business with a farewell tour, breaks the record for most top 10s for a solo act on Top Latin Albums. His latest set, Hoy , enters at No. 3. The album becomes his 22nd top 10, breakin ...

  3. Don Omar, Jenni Rivera Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 25, 2013 11:00 PM EDT Don Omar, an artist who in the past few years has been defined by his hit singles, and Jenni Rivera, whose chart success was driven by album sales, were the top winners at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The awards, presented by State Fa ...

  4. Jenni Rivera's Sales Soar

    December 13, 2012 3:13 PM EST Though news of Jenni Rivera's fatal plane crash broke on Dec. 9, the last day of the SoundScan tracking week, her passing still rocked the charts. In that single day, even before Rivera was officially declared dead, her albums sales rose 334% ...

  5. Intocable Signs Global Licensing Deal With Universal Music Latin Entertainment

    November 13, 2012 9:00 AM EST Tejano/norteño fusion group Intocable, one of the most successful names in the regional Mexican music realm, has signed a global licensing deal with Universal Music Latin Entertainment for its upcoming studio album, Billboard.biz has learned. The ...

  6. New Way To The Top of the Latin Charts

    October 15, 2012 6:27 AM EDT Revamp means digital and bilingual radio will have more of an impact. Visitors to the Latin charts page this week will encounter a revamping of Hot Latin Songs, which is now based on the Billboard Hot 100-style formula blending airplay, sales an ...

  7. 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards Complete Winners List

    April 26, 2012 11:16 PM EDT Billboard Latin Music Awards WINNERS (GANADORES de Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2012) Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2012 Presentados por State Farm Producidos y Transmitidos por Telemundo Artist of the Year (Artista del Año) ...

  8. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Meet The Contenders

    April 24, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Finalists for this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm, have all had a major impact throughout the Latin music industry, displaying unique qualities and strengths in a variety of Latin genres. While these artists have ...

  9. Don Omar, Pitbull, Prince Royce Lead Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 28, 2012 9:55 AM EST Don Omar who leads this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards with 16 finalist nods. Many music industry pundits say this is increasingly a business of songs. And in the Latin music sphere, no one exemplified this better in the past year than D ...

  10. Jenni Rivera, Cristian Castro Both Have Top 10 Albums on Billboard Latin Chart; Romeo Santos Holds No. 1

    December 01, 2011 12:45 PM EST In a rare occurrence on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, two artists find themselves with two albums simultaneously on the top 10 of this week's tally: Jenni Rivera and Cristian Castro, both Universal Music Latin acts (Rivera on Fonov ...

  11. Gerardo Ortiz Sweeps Inaugural Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 21, 2011 2:00 AM EDT Hardcore corrido singer Gerardo Ortiz was the big winner at the inaugural Billboard Mexican Music Awards, taking home six honors, including Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Albums Artist of the Year (for 2010� ...

  12. Billboard Mexican Awards to Honor Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Jenni Rivera, Paquita la del Barrio

    October 10, 2011 3:32 PM EDT Norteño icons Los Tucanes de Tijuana, legendary singer Paquita la del Barrio and multi-faceted diva Jenni Rivera will be honored by Billboard and Telemundo with special awards during the inaugural Premios Billboard de la Música Mexicana . The awar ...

  13. Gerardo Ortiz Leads Finalists For Inaugural Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    September 01, 2011 8:32 AM EDT A trio of young acts with bicultural appeal and formidable online followings are the leading contenders for the inaugural Billboard Mexican Music Awards (Premios Billboard de la Musica Mexicana), which will air Oct. 27 on Telemundo. The awards m ...

  14. Ortiz, Paz and Hernandez Are Top Contenders For Billboard's Inaugural Mexican Music Awards

    August 25, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Gerardo Ortiz, Espinoza Paz and Larry Hernandez, a trio of young acts with bicultural appeal and heavy online presence and following, are the lead contenders for the first annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards (Premios Billboard de la Música Mexic ...

  15. Walter Kolm Leaving Universal to Manage Cristian Castro

    May 25, 2011 5:59 PM EDT Walter Kolm, president of Universal Music Latino/Machete, is leaving the label to manage the career of Mexican superstar Cristian Castro, sources confirmed to Billboard.biz. Kolm would remain based in Los Angeles and working closely with Universal ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  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. Labels, Publishers Vie For Honors at 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 26, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Companies Recognized For Consistent Hits Brimming with projects throughout the eligibility year that put them on top of their game, the four major labels have a substantial presence among the finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards. But the ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 2010's Latin Music Sales Down 26.8%, Digital Up 28%, Enrique Igelsias Is Top-Selling Artist

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Year-end sales of Latin music in the United States continued to drop for the fourth consecutive year, according to numbers released by Nielsen SoundScan. For the 52 weeks ending Jan. 2, sales of Latin music, defined as albums that are at least 51% ...

  22. Shakira’s 'Sale el Sol' Tops Latin Albums Chart

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Shakira’s “Sale el Sol” debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart this week, and also tops charts throughout Latin America. In the artist’s native Colombia, Sony Music is selling her Spanish language set album via an exclusive deal wit ...

  23. Marco Antonio Solís Makes Latin Chart History With 'En Total Plenitud'

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Marco Antonio Solís' No. 1 debut this week on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart makes him the artist with most No. 1s -- a whooping 10 -- on the history of the chart. Solís' "En Total Plenitud" (Fonovisa ...

  24. On The Latin Charts: Enrique Iglesias, Luis Miguel, Don Omar and more

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As the market prepares for an avalanche of big-name Latin releases, this week’s Top Latin Albums chart remained stable, with Enrique Iglesias, Luis Miguel and Prince Royce encoring last week’s positions at No. 1 (“Euphoria” on Universal), No. 2 (“ ...

  25. Luis Miguel Tops Latin Albums

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mexican crooner Luis Miguel debuted at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums with his new self-titled album, backed by a series of performances in Las Vegas commemorating the Mexican Bicentennial. "Luis Miguel" (Warner Music Latina) moved close to 9 ...

  26. Enrique Iglesias Continues No. 1 Run On Chart

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias continues the most successful run so far this year on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, and Top Latin Albums chart, notching 15 weeks at No. 1 with his single “Cuando Me Enamoro,” featuring Juan Luis Guerra. At the same time, Igl ...

  27. UMLE Scores On Latin Charts

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With Enrique Iglesias leading the charge atop Billboard’s Top Latin Albums sales chart for the seventh consecutive week, Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) artists managed to claim the top spot in every single Latin sales chart for the wee ...

  28. Marc Anthony Tops Latin Chart With 'Iconos'

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony’s elegant “Iconos” (Sony Latin), a tribute to singers and this of yore, debuts this week at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. With more than 24,000 scanned copies, it’s the top-selling debut on the chart so far this year, ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Billboard Latin Music Awards To Honor Marc Anthony, Los Temerarios

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Superstar Marc Anthony and iconic Mexican group Los Temerarios will be honored with the Billboard Spirit of Hope and Billboard Lifetime Achievement Awards, respectively, during the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, airing ...

  32. Alejandro Fernández Makes Chart History

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández made history by having three albums debut simultaneously on the Top Ten of Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, a first in the chart's 16-year history. Fernández's pop set, "Dos Mundos: Evoluci ...

  33. Briefs: Harmonix, Guvera, Wisin & Yandel

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Harmonix, developers of “The Beatles: Rock Band” and the entire “Rock Band” franchise, has cut 39 staffers, the company confirmed today. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company is a subsidiary of MTV Games. The result is a 13% staff reduction. Accor ...

  34. Wisin & Yandel's 'La Revolución' Hits High Mark

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The debut of Wisin & Yandel's "La Revolución" at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart this week marks the top selling debut week on that chart since Luis Miguel's "Complices" sold 32,000 to also debut at No. 1 on M ...

  35. Flex Takes Eight Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Propelled by the runaway success of his hit single "Te Quiero," Felix Danilo Gómez, the Panamenian DJ and singer better known as Flex, was the big winner at the 2009 Billboard Latin Music awards presented by State Farm Insurance on April ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Solis Sets Record

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the No. 1 debut this week of "No Molestar," Marco Antonio Solis sets a record for the most No. 1 albums on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, with nine of Solis' albums topping the chart to date. The Fonovisa release was als ...

  38. Solis Set For Billboard Regional Mexican Summit

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin superstar Marco Antonio Solís has been confirmed as one of the star Q&A artists for the Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit, taking place Oct. 6-8 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles. The Solis Q&A takes place Oct. 8, one ...

  39. Miguel Makes Chart History With 'Complices'

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mexican crooner Luis Miguel has notched his eighth No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart with "Cómplices" (Warner Music Latina), giving him the crown for most No. 1's in the history of that chart. He was previously tied for ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Sony BMG Norte Takes Five Awards At Billboard Bash

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Norte picked up five awards during the Billboard Bash, the annual pre- awards celebration held as a preamble to the Billboard Latin Music Awards. During the April 9 event, which features performances by finalists and honors labels, publis ...

  42. Experts Consider Alternative Ways To Move Product

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin album sales were down 17% in the first quarter, though Latin digital albums were up 29% for the period, according to Nielse n SoundScan. Geoff Mayfield, director of charts/senior analyst for Billboard, presented those figures today (April 8) ...

  43. Iglesias, Latin Stars Embrace Changing Media Climate

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When the first single of Enrique Iglesias' new album, "95/08," was ready to be sent to radio, Iglesias had one request: The track, "Dónde Están Corazón," could not be made available for digital download prior to the album& ...

  44. Iglesias Tops Chart With '95/08'

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias' "95/08" debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart this week, with over 22,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Soundscan. "95/08," which is Iglesias' first ever all-hits album in S ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Latin Holiday Sales Up, Lag Market

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Latin album sales were up 27% in the last shopping week before Christmas, but lagged behind the 42% increase posted by the market overall, according to Nielsen SoundScan. After being dethroned for six weeks, Juanes returns to the No. 1 spot on Bil ...

  47. 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" ...

  48. Bunny Goes Bye Bye, Bright Eyes Bows High

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bright Eyes and rock super group Hellyeah take advantage of a sleepy post-Easter sales week and snare top 10 bows on The Billboard 200 ... "Now 24" retains the No. 1 slot on the chart while Tim McGraw also holds at No. 2 ... Other debuts ...

  49. Rivera, Ferro To Co-Host Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event will cap off the annual Latin Music Conf. Regional Mexican superstar Lupillo Rivera and renowned Spanish television personality Candela Ferro will co-host the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The awards, produced and broadcast by Telemundo ...

  50. 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 ...

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