Carlos Perez

  1. Tapia Plays To A Different Beat

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican star Roberto Tapia releases 11th album, moving from drug tales to more positive tunes. Performing since the age of 9, regional Mexican singer/songwriter Roberto Tapia was born to be an entertainer. It's quite literally in his ...

  2. Backbeat: 360 Group, AJ Music, Cardenas Execs Wind Down at La Salsa Vive Party

    April 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT The scene at the "La Salsa Vive" party, which closed out day one of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) With video footage of Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco performing "Quimbara" as a backdrop and N' ...

  3. Backbeat: Luis Fonsi, Jorge Mejia, More at Billboard's Leila Cobo's Book Tour

    March 22, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Cobo with Billboard chart-topping singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi at the signing of The Second Time We Met at Books & Books. Earlier that day, Fonsi tweeted about the book to his more than 3 million followers. (Photo: Andres Recio and Carlos Chah ...

  4. Backbeat: Jorge Celedon, Jimmy Zambrano Ignite Colombian Patriotism in Miami

    February 14, 2012 10:48 AM EST Jorge Celedon, center, performed his hit "Ay Hombe" with guest star Luis Enrique, left, and his accordionist Jimmy Zambrano at Miami's James L. Knight Center. (Photo: Leila Cobo) Forget romance. Nostalgia may be the most powerful mo ...

  5. Gloria Estefan First Woman To Debut Atop Hot Latin Songs Chart

    January 03, 2012 4:31 PM EST Gloria Estefan becomes the first woman in the 25-year history of Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart to debut at No. 1, as "Hotel Nacional" launches at the summit. The second single from Estefan's first album in four years, " ...

  6. Backbeat: Billboard Mexican Music Awards: The Great Cowboy Hat Debate (Photo Gallery)

    October 21, 2011 11:05 AM EDT P Pro-Cowboy Hats: Mexico's Violento firmly in the cowboy hat camp. (Photo: Arnold Turner) The cowboy hat, perhaps as much a stereotype as a tradition, is the accessory most universally identified with regional Mexican music. But on the red c ...

  7. Don Omar Sings Jingle In AT&T Campaign

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Don Omar stars in a new TV and radio campaign for AT&T promoting the LG Neon phone. The 30-second TV spots were shot on the set of Don Omar’s video for his single “Sexy Robotica” and directed by music video veteran Carlos Perez. The spots feat ...