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  1. Roselyn Sanchez, Raul Gonzalez and Laura Flores to Host the Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 15, 2014 6:29 PM EDT TV personality Raul Gonzalez, actress Roselyn Sanchez and singer/TV host Laura Flores have been tapped to host the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 24 live from Miami on Telemundo.  Register today for Billboard's 2014 Latin Music Co ...

  2. Pepe Aguilar to Rock Genre-Bending MTV Unplugged Set (Exclusive)

    April 11, 2014 7:00 AM EDT TR3s (formerly known as MTV TR3s), usually turns to Latin rock or alternative acts for its MTV Unplugged series. But after a successful foray into regional Mexican territory with Los Tigres del Norte in 2011, the network is once again thinking out ...

  3. Chayanne to Debut New Single at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 09, 2014 8:34 PM EDT Puerto Rican pop star Chayanne is set to launch the first single from his new album live at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 24.   Register today for Billboard's 2014 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ1 ...

  4. Luis Fonsi, David Bisbal to Headline Billboard Latin Music Conference's 25th Anniversary Concert

    April 02, 2014 9:45 AM EDT Global pop stars Luis Fonsi and David Bisbal will share the stage for the Billboard Latin Music 25th Anniversary Concert, taking place April 23 at Liv Nightclub in Miami Beach. Register today for Billboard's 2014 Latin Music Conference & ...

  5. 2013 Grammy Awards: Latin Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:09 AM EST whether multicultural or region-specific, the contenders for top honors all struck a chord BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM Campo Campo LABEL: Bizarro Records PRODUCERS: Juan Campodónico, Gustavo Santaolalla, Anibal Kerpel ENGINEERS/MIX ...

  6. Jenni Rivera's Memorial Services Scheduled For Wed. at L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheater

    December 17, 2012 4:51 PM EST Singer Jenni Rivera's memorial service is scheduled to take place on Wed., Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheater in a ceremony led by the late entertainer's brother Pedro Rivera, Jr., according a spokesper ...

  7. Romeo Santos, Prince Royce, 3BallMTY Join Don Omar Atop Latin Charts

    December 14, 2012 8:24 AM EST Uptempo hits, collaborations galore and a smattering of high-profile new sounds stand out on the year-end Latin chart recaps. Following 12 months of continuous radio hits, Don Omar -- who has also been a major online presence -- nabbed the No. 1 s ...

  8. Jenni Rivera: Female Voice of a Musical Family Dynasty

    December 10, 2012 5:41 PM EST The Rivera family; back row, L-R: Juan, Jenni, Lupillo, Gustavo; front row: Pedro Jr., Rosy, Don Juan, Doña Rosa (Photo: Marco Antonio Gonzales Velasco) In the early hours of Sunday, December 2, Jenni Rivera made a surprise appearance on stage at ...

  9. Updated: Jenni Rivera Remembered by Regional Mexican Artists, Industry Execs

    December 09, 2012 11:25 PM EST Regional Mexican and Latin pop artists and members of the music industry reacted to news of singer Jenni Rivera's death with disbelief, prayers and memories of a woman they recalled as a true star, whose friendships were as strong as her reno ...

  10. Jenni Rivera, Big-Voiced Queen of Banda, Dead at 43

    December 09, 2012 10:58 PM EST Jenni Rivera, the flamboyant, outspoken, big-voiced singer who was the top-selling regional Mexican female star of her generation was confirmed dead after the small private plane in which she was traveling in Mexico crashed . Rivera was 43 years o ...

  11. Jenni Rivera Dead at 43

    December 09, 2012 9:50 PM EST Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera -- one of the most successful female performers on contemporary Latin charts -- died in a plane crash earlier today, her father and brother confirmed to Telemundo . She was 43 and leaves behind five children an ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 3BallMTY, Gerardo Ortiz Dominate Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 18, 2012 11:00 PM EDT (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images) Young talent and a bold new musical trend dominated the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, with 3BallMTY, the edgy tribal music troupe, winning nine awards, including New Artist of the Year, Artist ...

  14. Behind The Boards: Producers & the Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 15, 2012 6:56 AM EDT Here are the finalists for producer of the year at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards. Julion Alvarez A second-time finalist in the producer category, the frontman of Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda has had a busy year. As a finalist in multip ...

  15. Power Of The Pen: Songwriters & the Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 15, 2012 6:53 AM EDT The finalists for songwriter of the year at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards are four prolific composers who have made major contributions in the regional Mexican genre. Here are some of their accomplishments. Ariel Barreras Ariel Barreras has ...

  16. Pepe Aguilar earns Artistic Legacy Award

    October 15, 2012 6:50 AM EDT When Pepe Aguilar was 3 years old, his parents -- singer/actor Antonio Aguilar, considered one of the world's great ranchera voices, and screen siren Flor Silvestre -- handed him a microphone onstage at New York's Madison Square Garden ...

  17. Viva Mexico!

    October 15, 2012 6:43 AM EDT Billboard and Telemundo reunite to present second Mexican music honors. For the second consecutive year, Billboard celebrates the rich diversity, quality, depth and continuing commercial success of regional Mexican music through its Premios Bill ...

  18. Celebrating Mexican Music's Best Artists

    October 15, 2012 6:40 AM EDT Trio 3BallMTY tops ranks of finalists. A rich array of artists are finalists for the second Billboard Mexican Music Awards. Presented by State Farm, the awards can be seen on Telemundo live from Los Angeles on Oct. 18. Finalists-and winners-are ...

  19. Larry Hernandez, La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga, More To Perform at Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 09, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Larry Hernandez, La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga, Los Huracanes del Norte, Conjunto Primavera and Yuridia have joined the line-up of performers at the second edition of the Billboard Mexican Music Awards. The awards show, broadcas ...

  20. Latin Music's Big Night

    October 08, 2012 1:54 PM EDT Nominations expanded in key categories as Latin Grammys return to Las Vegas. The 13th edition of the Latin Grammy Awards returns to Las Vegas this year and will air live from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Univision on Nov. 15. The Span ...

  21. Los Temerarios' 'Life' Without A Major

    October 08, 2012 1:23 PM EDT After 10 years on Fonovisa, Los Temerarios strike out on their own-they wouldn't have it any other way For most established acts, the switch from major label to indie requires adjustment. But for Mexican romantic duo Los Temerarios, the shi ...

  22. 3BallMTY, Pepe Aguilar, Julion Alvarez y su Norteno Banda To Perform at Billboard Mexican Music Awards.

    October 01, 2012 3:12 PM EDT BallMTY attend the 2011 Billboard Mexican Music Awards on Oct. 20 in Los Angeles (Getty Images) Performers at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards will include 3BallMTY, the group of young DJs that leads the finalists for the awards with nods in 12 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Latin Recording Academy Honoring Luz Casal and Rita Moreno, Among Others

    September 13, 2012 6:15 PM EDT The Latin Recording Academy is honoring several artists from around the globe, including Spanish singer/songwriter Luz Casal, Argentinian crooner Leo Dan, Puerto Rican-born Rita Moreno and Brazil's Milton Nascimento during a November ceremony ...

  25. Gaby Moreno Makes New Moves

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Singer Gaby Moreno brings her soulful tunes to Latin audiences with her first all-Spanish album. Gaby Moreno presented her new album, "Postales", with a show at Los Angeles' Largo nightclub, turning the stage into a Pan-American hon ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Mexican Group Banda el Recodo's Tour Bus Crashes in South Texas, Six Injured

    August 31, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Several members of the popular regional Mexican group Banda el Recodo were airlifted to a local hospital in San Antonio after their bus crashed in a rural section of South Texas, according to a spokesperson for the band, who added that all were li ...

  28. Elvis Crespo's 'Monster' Comeback

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Crespo tops the charts again after 14 years with a new twist on his sound. In the late '90s, Elvis Crespo was the king of Latin music, with his infectious brand of ultra-fast, energetic merengue. Singles "Tu Sonrisa" and "Suave ...

  29. Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Juanes Among Tr3s' Best Latino Artist of the Year Nominees

    August 14, 2012 8:42 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Romeo, Juanes and Wisin & Yandel have been nominated for bilingual cable network Tr3s'Latino artist of the year and the winner will be crowned during a transmission of the "2012 MTV Video Music Awards," ...

  30. Univision's Youth Awards Offer Big Chart Boosts

    August 02, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Univision's annual youth awards, known as Premios Juventud, took a chance this year by highlighting only performances by new and lesser-known acts for perhaps the first time in its nine years of broadcasts. Some of these performances delivere ...

  31. Mariachi Goes Majestic: A Latin Symphony Orchestra

    July 26, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Mariachi veteran Jose Hernandez has performed with some of the biggest names in music. Last year, for example, he and Lady Gaga belted out a heartfelt mariachi version of "Born This Way" in a little downtown L.A. nightclub where the pop ...

  32. Brasil Summerfest Brings Brazilian Music to New York All Week, With Shows by Bebel Gilberto, Criolo, More

    July 24, 2012 1:49 PM EDT (L-R): BSF co-producer Béco Dranoff, Summer Stage artistic director Erika Elliott, and festival founder Petrit Pula pose at the Brasil Summer Fest on Saturday. (Photo: Emmanuelle Saliba) As a tropical breeze made its way through the city, thousand ...

  33. N'Klabe's Success: Is It A Latin Dance Comeback?

    July 12, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Salsa, that most emblematic of Latin musical genres, has rarely been a top seller in the United States. So, whenever a new salsa album creates a noticeable blip on the radar, we ask, "How did that happen?" During the week ending July 1, ...

  34. Beto Cuevas Named New Judge on 'La Voz Mexico' Beside Paulina Rubio, Miguel Bose and Jenni Rivera

    July 11, 2012 2:48 PM EDT Beto Cuevas, the former lead singer of the Chilean rock band La Ley, will be joining Spanish crooner Miguel Bose, pop star Paulina Rubio and regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera as the fourth coach on the second season of Mexico's version of ...

  35. Homero Patron, Mexican Composer and Producer, Dead at 61

    July 07, 2012 12:41 PM EDT Mexican composer, arranger and producer Homero Patrón, known for his elegant renderings of Mexican music, passed away July 4 in Los Angeles. He was 61 years old. An unfailingly polite man who worked with a wide array of acts-including Marco Antoni ...

  36. Yomo Toro, King of the Cuatro, Dead at 78.

    July 02, 2012 5:19 PM EDT Master of the cuatro, the guitar with five pairs of strings often called the national instrument of Puerto Rico, Yomo Toro brought traditional acoustic rhythms to the mainstream of popular Latin music and beyond. Toro, who died Saturday (June 30) ...

  37. Univision to Keep Latin Grammys Through 2018

    June 27, 2012 4:42 PM EDT The Latin Recording Academy and Univision have signed a six-year deal that will keep the Latin Grammys on the Spanish-language network until 2018, according to LARAS officials. The Latin Grammys, scheduled to air later this year on Nov. 15, will a ...

  38. Paulina Rubio, Jenni Rivera, Miguel Bose Named For Mexico's 'The Voice'

    June 07, 2012 9:28 AM EDT Mexico's popular version of "The Voice," "La Voz Mexico," is coming back for a second season on the Televisa network, but this year with a new slate of coaches expected to mentor contestants including Spanish crooner Migue ...

  39. Latin Urban Duo Wisin & Yandel Score 'Unplugged' Special on MTV Tr3s

    May 16, 2012 8:34 PM EDT On the heels of a major summer tour with Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias, Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel have also signed on to appear on their own "Unplugged" special on MTV Tr3s, according to a spokesperson for the c ...

  40. Tomas Cookman of Nacional Records on 'Complex and Diverse' Latin Music Market (Video)

    May 02, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Billboard sat down at the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards with Tomas Cookman, President of the Latin alternative label Nacional Records. whose impressive roster includes Nortec Collective, Manu Chao, Aterciopelados, Bomba Esetero, The ...

  41. Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias Announce Summer Tour

    April 30, 2012 7:21 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez, two Latin pop stars undergoing impressive career revivals, have joined forces to co-headline a summer tour. The initial 16 dates of the North America trek were announced on Monday (April 30), with more dates to ...

  42. Pitbull, Don Omar, Prince Royce, Paulina Rubio: Billboard Latin Music Awards Photo Gallery

    April 27, 2012 11:45 AM EDT On Bended Knees: Don Omar with his eight Billboard Music Awards . (Photo: Telemundo) Pitbull in mid-shimmy during Billboard Music Awards. (Photo: Telemundo) Marc Anthony who won a Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame Award (Telemundo) Paulina Rubio ...

  43. 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) ...

  44. Backbeat: Elvis Crespo, Juan Magan, Nir Seroussi, Victor Gonzalez, More at Latin Conference's Billboard Bash

    April 26, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Elvis Crespo is mobbed by the crowd during his performance at the Billboard Bash. (Photo: Michael Seto) The Billboard Bash , presented by State Farm , brought together members of the music industry to celebrate music with special performances by D ...

  45. Latin Conference: the Value of Going Independent, 'Breaking Out of the Latin Industry Ghetto'

    April 25, 2012 5:24 PM EDT (L-R): Intocable's Ricky Munoz, The Entity co-owner Sergio Rosenblat, and Venetian Marketing Group president Jeff Young at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) The first panel of the Latin Billboard Music Conference ...

  46. 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' ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. SBS Flips Miami's Clasica To Zalsa y Mas!

    April 03, 2012 1:19 PM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) has flipped its longstanding oldies Miami station, Clásica 92.3 FM, to Z 92, Zalsa y Más! (92.3 FM) Don't miss the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm taking place April 23- ...

  49. Pitbull Confirmed For Q&A @ Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 31, 2012 10:53 AM EDT Billboard will host a Q&A with superstar Pitbull as part of the 23rd annual Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm and taking place April 23-26 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. The intimate, in-depth convers ...

  50. Pitbull, Songwriters, Publishers Honored At BMI Latin Awards In Las Vegas

    March 31, 2012 1:00 AM EDT Entertainer Pitbull received the BMI President's Award and top industry songwriters and publishers were also recognized at the 19th annual BMI Latin Music Awards at the Encore Las Vegas on March 30. Pitbull, known for his energetic musical an ...

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