Carlos Vives

  1. Latin Pop: Not Popping

    May 28, 2014 2:29 PM EDT Urban and bachata's rule leaves stars like Carlos Vives and Luis Fonsi facing "new cultural reality." This article first appeared in the May 31st issue of Billboard Magazine . Commercial Latin music was once synonymous with romantic ...

  2. Carlos Vives Joins David Correy, Execs from Coca-Cola, RCA, Sony, and EA Games at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 25, 2014 2:32 PM EDT Dream team of industry players unites for “Gooooll!!! The Making and Marketing of the Music for the World Cup. Colombian superstar Carlos Vives will join executives from RCA, Sony Brazil, EA Games, Coca-Cola, and Coca-Cola World Cup campaign recor ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Carlos Vives Serenades Wife at BMI Latin Music Awards: 'How Can I Not Write Beautiful Songs?'

    March 12, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Award acceptance speeches are usually the kind of thing one tolerates politely. But Carlos Vives took things to a whole new level during the BMI Latin Music Awards March 11 when he got up to perform after accepting the BMI President’s award. Playi ...

  5. Carlos Vives, Espinoza Paz, Roberto Tapia Top Honorees at BMI Latin Music Awards

    March 12, 2014 1:00 AM EDT Espinoza Paz and Roberto Tapia, two regional Mexican stars who have also emerged as critically acclaimed and commercially successful composers, were the top winners at BMI’s 21st annual Latin Music Awards, taking home BMI Latin Songwriter of the Y ...

  6. Carlos Vives to Receive President's Award at BMI Latin Awards

    January 14, 2014 11:31 AM EST Capping off what’s possibly been the best 12 months of his career, Colombian pop/vallenato star Carlos Vives is set to receive the BMI President’s Award during the 22nd annual BMI Latin Awards, taking place March 11 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Ve ...

  7. Grammys 2014 Latin Categories: Tradition Rules

    December 07, 2013 10:27 AM EST Major labels and major commercial releases for the most part dominated the Latin fields for the Grammy nominations, heralding spirited competition in all four Latin categories: pop, regional Mexican, tropical and that hybrid of alternative/Urban/r ...

  8. Registration Open for Billboard Latin Music Conference 25th Anniversary Extravaganza

    December 02, 2013 7:13 PM EST The Billboard Latin Music Conference will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Spring of 2014 with three days of panels, showcases, special awards and exclusive Q&As, culminating with the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, broadcast live on the ...

  9. Carlos Vives, Sergio George, Julio Reyes Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 22, 2013 12:40 AM EST The green carpet never happened as rain fell over Las Vegas, but there were no dampened spirits during the 14th edition of Latin Grammys which celebrated the well-known faces of music and some of the newer voices. The night belonged to two tropica ...

  10. Sergio George, Natalia Lafourcade Early Winners at Latin Grammy Pre-Telecast

    November 21, 2013 8:26 PM EST Despite rain and the cancellation of the famous green carpet, the 2013 Latin Grammy pre-telecast opened with a highly spirited performance by Venezuelan band La Vida Bohème, who later took the prize for best rock album. Sergio George was crowned p ...

  11. What to Expect at Tonight's Latin Grammy Awards: Pop Music

    November 21, 2013 3:30 PM EST At tonight's Latin Grammys, to be broadcast live on Univision from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, you can expect pop music in various forms to make a strong showing with many familiar faces in the running including Colombian si ...

  12. Latin Grammy Special Awards Highlight Musical Legacies In Touching Tributes

    November 21, 2013 2:25 AM EST Colombian crooner Carlos Vives, who presented one of the trophies, appropriately set the tone during the Latin Grammy Awards special awards presentation at the Four Seasons Las Vegas. “We feel like kids since so many of our heroes are in the room, ...

  13. BMI Reports Record Annual Collections, Distributions

    September 23, 2013 8:00 AM EDT BMI reported its highest collections in the year, taking in $944 for the year ended June 30, 2013. That represented a 5% increase over the nearly $899 million collected in the prior year. Moreover, the company paid out royalty distributions of ...

  14. Cheer for Chesney: Country Star Tops Hot Tours with $15 Million in Ticket Sales

    August 23, 2013 2:32 PM EDT Kenny Chesney leads the rest of the field this week, earning the top slot on the Hot Tours tally with box office totals reported from six venues on his No Shoes Nation tour. Concerts at three outdoor amphitheaters and three stadiums generated ti ...

  15. Billboard Latin Music Conference: How Univision Leverages Its Massive Reach to Push Artists

    April 24, 2013 11:48 AM EDT Giving one of the last talks of the Billboard Latin Music Conference's first full day, Jose Valle, president of Univision Radio, made the promise that his lecture would be both brief and bold. The charismatic head of the immense chain of Sp ...

  16. Billboard Latin Music Conference: Carlos Vives' Superstar Q&A Covers His Return to Music Amidst a Shifting Industry

    April 23, 2013 3:03 PM EDT You can take the boy out of Colombia, but you can't take Colombia - or el vallenato - out of the boy. Carlos Vives has proven that with Corazon Profundo, his latest album and the first in eight years, which was released Tuesday during the ...

  17. Carlos Vives, Don Omar, Gerardo Ortiz to Perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 19, 2013 6:17 PM EDT Some of the biggest names in Latin music including Don Omar, Gerardo Ortiz, Michel Telo, Lucero and Carlos Vives arescheduled to perform at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards during an April 25 broadcast on Telemundo.   Presented by State Far ...

  18. Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs

    December 26, 2012 12:40 PM EST The trio's debut Adult Pop Songs smash 'Ho Hey' jumps to No. 1, becoming one of the group's two newly-crowned leaders this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts. Find out the top songs ...

  19. Muzooka Launches Platform Connecting Artists, Producers; Promises Artists Can Keep 100% of Revenue

    December 12, 2012 7:22 AM EST Muzooka, the latest start-up to tackle the crowded market for digital artist services, launched today with an unusual promise to let artists keep 100% of the revenue from songs they sell by using the service. Based in Marin, Calif., Muzooka aims t ...

  20. Carlos Vives Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs With New Track

    October 01, 2012 1:26 PM EDT Eight years since the release of his last album in the U.S. and following a seven-year absence from the Billboard charts, Colombian star Carlos Vives debuts at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart with "Volví a Nacer" today. The track is t ...

  21. Carlos Vives Signs With New Management, First U.S. LP in Eight Years Due Next Year

    September 10, 2012 7:00 AM EDT After a lifetime with one manager, and following an eight-year hiatus since the release of his last album in the U.S., Colombian star Carlos Vives has signed a new management deal with Walter Kolm, former president of Universal's Latin pop/ur ...

  22. Body Rock: Is Zumba the Next Music Platform?

    June 20, 2012 1:05 PM EDT If you're a Zumba fan, you know what to do when you hear Pitbull's "Pause:" "go" forward for four steps, "stop" for four beats, "drop" for four (thrusting hips forward as you do so, of course) and ...

  23. Stars To Join Juanes For Peace Concert

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra, Miguel Bose, Ricardo Montaner, Carlos Vives, Juan Fernando Velasco and Alejandro Sanz are scheduled to join Juanes to perform a free concert on the Colombia-Venezuela border, in support of a peaceful resolution to tensions that h ...

  24. Carlos Vives Set For Montaner Benefit

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Ricardo Montaner, recipient of Billboard's 2007 Spirit of Hope Award for humanitarian work, has revealed a star-studded show to benefit his foundation, La Ventana de Los Cielos. The concert will take place December 19 at the ...