Celia Cruz

  1. Jazz Fans Can Spend $6K to Spend Eternity Near Greats In Bronx Cemetery

    July 10, 2014 9:29 AM EDT Some jazz fans are devoted to the very end. At The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, so many jazz enthusiasts want to be buried near the graves of such greats as Miles Davis and Duke Ellington that the cemetery is developing new plots to meet the de ...

  2. How Celia Cruz, the Late 'Queen of Salsa,' Became a Google Doodle

    October 21, 2013 2:43 PM EDT Millions of Google users worldwide woke up this morning to find a Google-Doodle on the home page of a woman with multi-colored hair wearing a sweeping blue gown. It's the late Cuban singer Celia Cruz, who would have turned 88 years old toda ...

  3. Paola Guanche Wins 'La Voz Kids'

    July 29, 2013 12:45 AM EDT Paola Guanche, a 12-year-old who proved her worth singing in both English and Spanish, was voted the winner of the first season of “La Voz Kids” (The Voice Kids).   The curly-haired daughter of Cuban musicians performed an impressive renditio ...

  4. Jenni Rivera's Album Sales Gain 1,014% and Claim Top Three Slots on Latin Chart

    December 18, 2012 9:54 PM EST The late Jenni Rivera's presence is felt strongly on many of Billboard's music charts this week following her tragic death on Dec. 9. With the most recent Nielsen SoundScan tracking week ending on Dec. 16, the new Billboard charts reflec ...

  5. Fania Records Launching Pop-Up Store at Art Basel Miami

    December 03, 2012 11:29 AM EST Latin soul will invade this week's Art Basel Miami Beach, when Fania Records launches their Armada Fania club and pop-up store for four days near Miami's trendy Wynwood Arts District, a center of the art fair's social life. Similar ...

  6. Univision, Eventus Partner for Celia Cruz-Branded Products

    September 17, 2012 7:32 PM EDT Univision Enterprises, a relatively new division of media giant Univision Communications, has signed an exclusive global agreement to license consumer products branded with the name an image of late salsa queen Celia Cruz. Cruz-branded products wi ...

  7. 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' ...

  8. New Exhibit Traces History of Latin Music at Hollywood Bowl

    June 17, 2011 5:00 PM EDT The program of a 1945 "Latin-American Fiesta" starring Desi Arnaz, concert photos of Yma Sumac, Celia Cruz and Tito Puente, and videos of current Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel are included in an exhibition spotlighti ...

  9. Selena, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz To Appear on U.S. Postage Stamps

    March 09, 2011 4:17 PM EST You've Got Latin Mail: The U.S. Post Office's Latin Music Legends (Forever) stamp series. Latin music icons Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, and Selena, along with Argentine tango legend Carlos Gardel and Brazilian archetype Carmen Miranda, will ...

  10. Celia Cruz Estate Sues Telemundo Over Tribute Special

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The estate of the late Celia Cruz, represented by New York-based Medina Law Firm, has filed a suit against the Telemundo Network and Image Entertainment alleging the network didn’t pay the agreed-upon revenues to Cruz’ estate stemming from a telev ...

  11. Celia Cruz Estate Wins Domain Battle

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Celia Cruz may have been known as the Queen of Salsa, but when it came to the Web, she had no domain. For the past decade, a Cayman Island-based corporation has held control over the celiacruz.com Web domain. But now, the name will revert to the l ...

  12. Celia Cruz Exhibit/Album Offer To Hit In 2009

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A museum exhibit featuring memorabilia from the late salsa legend Celia Cruz will begin traveling next summer, starting at Colombia's National Museum in Bogota. Nelson Albareda, CEO of entertainment company Eventus, tells Billboard.biz that v ...

  13. Eventus Releases Celia Cruz Live Album

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eventus Entertainment/Latinum Music, the label arm of concert promotions company Eventus, today released what it says is salsa legend Celia Cruz’ first live solo album. “Su Música por el Mundo,” distributed by Sony, contains live versions of “La V ...

  14. 'Celia' Musical To Hit Off-Broadway

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tickets go on sale June 11 for “Celia,” an off-Broadway musical about late salsa legend Celia Cruz’ life and music. The production at New York’s New World Stages is directed by Jaime Azpilicueta and produced by event promoter Henry Cardenas and Da ...

  15. Pedro Knight Dies at 85

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pedro Knight, the Cuban trumpeter, arranger and bandleader who was salsa icon Celia Cruz's longtime husband and perennial companion, died February 3 at a hospital in Arcadia, Ca. He was 85 years old. No specific cause of death was cited, but ...

  16. Peermusic Acquires RMM Catalogs

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes songs from Marc Anthony, Celia Cruz. Peermusic has acquired the worldwide copyright to all the works of Caribbean Waves and Crossing Borders Music, the catalogs once affiliated with tropical indie powerhouse RMM Records. Peer acquire ...

  17. Cruz, Martin, Juanes Win At Billboard Latin Awards

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The late Celia Cruz, superstar Ricky Martin and rising star Juanes were the top winners at the 2004 Billboard Latin music awards, with honors in three categories each. The late Celia Cruz, superstar Ricky Martin and rising star Juanes were the top ...

  18. Latin Notas

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Victor Manuelle's "Traves&#237;a" is the first tropical release to hit No.1 on the <i>Billboard</i> Top Latin albums chart since Celia Cruz's death last year. Victor Manuelle's "Travesía" is the f ...

  19. Latin Notas

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Victor Manuelle's "Traves&#237;a" is the first tropical release to hit No.1 on the <i>Billboard</i> Top Latin albums chart since Celia Cruz's death last year. Victor Manuelle's "Travesía" is the f ...

  20. Cruz Leads Finalists For Billboard Latin Awards

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Celia Cruz tops the finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be presented April 29 at the Miami Arena in Miami. The late "Queen of Salsa" is up for seven honors, including top Latin albums a Celia Cruz tops the finalists for th ...