Colombian people

  1. Coming To America: Pablo Alboran Develops U.S. Fan Base

    November 19, 2012 12:31 PM EST Pablo Alborán sings and plays the guitar -- a timeless combination. But his particular pairing has struck the kind of collective chord that only comes along every decade or so. His self-titled debut album, released in February 2011, was the to ...

  2. Latin Music Could Use An A&R Boost

    October 08, 2012 2:07 PM EDT Genre's audience is increasingly young and bicultural but charts don't always reflect that. For the past several years, the discourse in the Latin entertainment, marketing, advertising, public relations and advertising worlds is that i ...

  3. En Breve: Latin Recording Academy, Jarabe de Palo & more.

    September 19, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Latin Recording Academy Honors Hitmakers The Latin Recording Academy celebrates several legendary artists for Latin Grammy week, which begins Nov. 14, including veteran Spanish singer/songwriter Luz Casal, Argentine crooner Leo Dan, Puerto Rico-bo ...

  4. CW Network To Kick-Off Fall Season With Exclusive iHeartRadio Music Fest Broadcast

    July 18, 2012 9:00 AM EDT The CW television network today announced it will kick off its 2012 Fall season with an exclusive broadcast of Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Music Festival on Oct. 1. The two-day concert, which takes place Sept 21-22 at the MGM Grand in Las Veg ...

  5. Exclusive: Songkick Allows Artists To Update Tour Data With Tourbox

    May 29, 2012 9:40 PM EDT Songkick, an online repository for concert information, has made it easier for artists to get their tour dates to a multitude of digital services like Spotify, YouTube and Vevo. Called Tourbox , the new product allows any artist to tap directly in ...

  6. Justin Bieber, Shakira's New Videos Stir Big Chart Moves

    May 11, 2012 6:24 PM EDT Superstar Shakira makes the biggest jump on Billboard's Social 50 chart, thanks to the debut of her new video for "Addicted to You." The clip's arrival spurs a big 15-6 rise for the diva, who also saw an overall 34% rise in onl ...

  7. Video: Pitbull Says 'There Is No Genius To What I Do' at Latin Conference Panel

    April 27, 2012 2:48 PM EDT Pitbull's panel discussion at the Billboard Latin Music Conference touched on his opinions on the music business, Latin culture, and working with Shakira, among other things, veering - like on his records - back and forth between speaking Eng ...

  8. Backbeat: UMLE, Latin Power Music, Telemundo Execs Hang at the Latin Conference's Billboard Bash

    April 27, 2012 1:30 PM EDT (L-R) Jose Serrano of Latin Power Music, Victor Gonzalez, president of Universal Music Latin Entertainment, and artist America Sierra hang out at the Billboard Bash at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) The Billboard Bash ...

  9. Backbeat: Billboard Latin Music Awards After Party

    April 27, 2012 11:38 AM EDT (L-R): DJ Shotgun, El Arquitecto, and Tu Dulcero arrive at the Billboard Latin Music Awards after party. (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard Executive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Music Leila Cobo , laying in the corner of a sofa on t ...

  10. Video: Pitbull Says Will Smith's Career Is His 'Blueprint' for Success

    April 26, 2012 12:44 PM EDT Pitbull sat down with Billboard after his Artist Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference to discuss his many business ventures, his new song for the Men In Black 3 movie, and how his career is similar to global warming. Check Out All Our B ...

  11. Backbeat: Billboard Latin Music Conference Honors Inspiring Women of Latin Music at Donna Karan Fashion Show Luncheon

    April 24, 2012 10:15 AM EDT (L-R): Pamela Bustios of Chris Smith Management, Dream Team Agency Co-Founder Susan Stipcianos and Colombian artist Duina del Mar. (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard and Donna Karan New York celebrated "the inspiring women of Latin music" a ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Odd Future, Wiz Khalifa and Mariah Carey Stir Buzz on Social 50 Chart

    March 08, 2012 8:47 PM EST Odd Future makes its Billboard Social 50 debut at No. 30 this week, as the act has been especially active on social networks lately. The 12 members of Los Angeles-based hip-hop collective OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) are well known ...

  14. How Ana Free Became A YouTube Phenom, Topped Charts, Opened For Shakira Without Label or Mgmt

    February 14, 2012 3:30 PM EST Ana Free is a YouTube phenomenon. Her video channe l has recorded 82,000-plus registered subscribers,nearly 3 million channel views, and her videos have more than 31 million views. Without label, manager, booking agent or publisher, this young Ang ...

  15. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Top DoSomething.org's Annual 'Celebs Gone Good' List

    December 27, 2011 7:00 AM EST Lady Gaga may sing about being one of the "Bad Kids" on her critically acclaimed album, "Born This Way," but the pop star is undoubtedly good when it comes to charity. For the second consecutive year, Gaga tops the Celebs Gone ...

  16. Live Nation Opens Up South Korean Office

    December 21, 2011 12:05 PM EST Live Nation is set to move into some new territory: the home of K-Pop. The corporation announced Tuesday it had opened a concert promotion office in Seoul, South Korea, the third largest economy in the far east, behind China and Japan. The country ...

  17. Latin Grammys: Calle 13 Makes History in Star-Studded Night

    November 10, 2011 8:20 PM EST The 12th annual Latin Grammys, which were telecast live from the Mandalay Bay, made it a night the Puerto Rican rapping duo Calle 13 will not soon forget as they dominated the awards show with a staggering nine wins including record of the year, b ...

  18. Shakira Wins Latin Grammy's Person of the Year; Feted by Marc Anthony, Manuelle and Caledon, Dad

    November 10, 2011 10:15 AM EST Colombian superstar Shakira was feted Wednesday night by a wide of array of performers, including her father, at what may have been the best-attended Person of the Year event in the 12 years since the Latin Grammys kicked off. Shakira, decked in a ...

  19. Shakira, Calle 13, Marco Antonio Solis To Perform at Latin Grammys

    October 24, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Multi-nominee Calle 13, Venezuelan troubadour Franco de Vita with Mexican rocket Alejandra Guzman, rockers Mana with Prince Royce (who performed last year but is featured in a remake of Mana's current single, "El Verdadero Amor Perdona&q ...

  20. Shakira Joins Obama Commission on Educational Excellence

    October 06, 2011 5:00 PM EDT President Obama has asked Colombian star Shakira to be part of his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Shakira, who has devoted much time and effort to providing and expanding early childhood care and education, will join ...

  21. Shakira to Be Honored As Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    September 26, 2011 8:37 PM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira will be honored as the 2011 Latin Recording Academy person of the year, the Latin Grammy organization has announced. The tribute gala for the songstress will be held Nov. 9, one day before the 12th annual awards ...

  22. The Head of Live Nation Network Talks About Growing The Touring Giant's Sponsorship Portfolio

    September 01, 2011 8:28 AM EDT Coming off a couple of challenging years for the touring industry, success in generating sponsorship revenue hasn't been easy, especially at a time of continued corporate belt-tightening. Thankfully for touring artists, music events are hot ...

  23. Shakira's Pies Descalzos Foundation and FC Barcelona Partner For At-Risk Youth

    August 02, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Pop singer Shakira's foundation Pies Descalzos and FC Barcelona are partnering in support of at-risk youth through a new soccer programs that will include the construction of sports facilities in Cartagena, Colombia, and Miami. The Soccer for ...

  24. Latin Power Players: Kate Ramos

    August 01, 2011 11:22 PM EDT Kate Ramos Senior VP of touring, Live Nation Kate Ramos has responsibility for all of Live Nation's national Latin tours of arena and amphitheater acts. In the past 12 months, these have most notably included Shakira and Luis Miguel, who are ...

  25. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Taken Off YouTube (Analysis)

    June 17, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Rebecca Black is getting her 16th minute of fame thanks to news that her "Friday" video has been pulled off of YouTube by her lawyers. The singer enjoyed tremendous viral success in March with a song, "Friday," so silly and sim ...

  26. Colombia's Discos Fuentes Partners With Concert Promoter AG Producciones

    June 13, 2011 4:50 PM EDT In an effort to maximize resources in a difficult market and make up for lost music sales, Colombian indie Discos Fuentes-a powerhouse that carries some of the country's top tropical artists-has partnered with Colombian concert promotion and ...

  27. Moroccan Activists Slam Mawazine World Music Festival as Corrupt

    May 31, 2011 7:31 AM EDT RABAT, Morocco - With Shakira and other top international artists performing in open air venues around Morocco's capital - often for free - the annual Mawazine world music festival doesn't at first seem like something anyone could dislik ...

  28. Mana's 'Drama y Luz' Debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin and Pop Album Charts

    April 20, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Just days after releasing the new album, "Drama y Luz," and announcing a world tour, Maná has reached the top again: the biggest opening for a Spanish-language album since Aventura's "The Last." Maná opens at No. 1 on the ...

  29. El Cata, Cultura Profectica, Dyland and Lenny, 24 Horas To Perform At Billboard Bash During Latin Music Conference

    April 11, 2011 1:44 PM EDT Merengue star El Cata, Puerto Rican Rock/reggae band Cultura Profética, rising reggaetón duo Dyland & Lenny and bachata newcomers 24 Horas will perform at the annual Billboard Bash, taking place April 27 at Mansion in Miami Beach as the prelud ...

  30. Alejandro Sanz Signs With Universal

    February 15, 2011 1:05 PM EST Fresh from winning a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album (for "Paraíso Express"), Spanish star Alejandro Sanz announced that he has signed a recording deal with Universal Music Group after 20 years with Warner. Sanz inked his new contract la ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Web Trends: Miley Cyrus, Sam Cooke, Katy Perry and more

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 8. Rolling Stone A profile on General McChrystal published in Rolling Stone Magazine is generating interest online. Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A. MuchMusic Awards 2010 2. Dunga xinga jorna ...

  33. Attendance Down At Rock In Rio Madrid

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Attendance at the five-day Rock In Rio Madrid festival fell to 250,000 from the 290,000 who attended the five shows at the 2008 festival. Rock in Rio founder and director Roberto Medina blamed the drop in numbers on bad weather on June 11 and the ...

  34. VIDEO: Marc Anthony @Billboard Latin Music Conf.

    May 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony sits with Billboard's Leila Cobo at last week's Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards to discuss his music, his family, the Miami Dolphins and much more. WATCH: Billboard Staff News Marc Anthony , Leila Cobo ...

  35. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Universal CEO Lopez Talks Anti-Piracy, Digital and More

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT All parts of the Latin music industry must unite and lobby for their common interests in order to survive piracy and the digital transition, the chairman/CEO of Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula Jesus Lopez said Wednesday. Lopez' ...

  36. SEAT To Sponsor Shakira's 2010 European Tour

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Carmaker SEAT is sponsoring Shakira's 2010 European tour and has built a campaign using “Good Stuff,” a song from her latest Sony release, "She Wolf." SEAT has a microsite featuring the song, information on SEAT's Ibiza and Leo ...

  37. Luis Miguel Signs Global Touring Deal With Live Nation

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sources confirm that Luis Miguel's exclusive global touring deal with Live Nation Entertainment - the first that the company has reached with a Latin artist, not including Shakira's multi-rights deal - will cover at least 100 concerts be ...

  38. Benicassim, Rock in Rio Madrid Fests Unveil Line-Ups

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Shakira, Bon Jovi and the Prodigy are among the first artists confirmed for two of Spain's most important summer festivals. Both the 16th International Festival of Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast, known as FIB Heineken, ...

  39. Juan Luis Guerra Plans Haiti Relief Concert, Shakira To Build School

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Shakira and Juan Luis Guerra have joined an ever-growing list of Latin artists donating money and supplies and organizing fundraisers for victims of Haiti’s earthquake. Shakira's Barefoot Foundation will partner with nonprofit firm Architectu ...

  40. Avatar Studios To Host First ‘Ask The Producers’ Panel

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Avatar Studios will host its first-ever “Ask The Producers” panel on Oct. 19. The panel will feature Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, XTC), Roy Hendrickson (Cheap Trick, Wilco & Feist, Jupiter One, Danielia Cotton) and ...

  41. International Acts Sign On For Juanes' 'Peace' Concert

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An international lineup of Latin acts will join Colombian rocker Juanes at his controversial "Paz Sin Fronteras" (Peace Without Borders) concert, scheduled for Havana, Cuba Sept. 20. The free concert, which coincides with the United Nati ...

  42. Juanes To Helm Peace Concert In Cuba

    June 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Colombian star Juanes has chosen Havana, Cuba as the site of his next "Paz Sin Fronteras" concert on Sept. 20, according to his Twitter feed. "It's time to start knocking down our own mental walls, to not judge anyone for their ...

  43. Aleks Syntek Kicks Off Second Season Of 'Estudio Billboard' Tonight

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT “Estudio Billboard,” the in-depth, one-hour music interview show that airs on the V-me network, kicks off its second season today with an in-depth interview with award-winning singer/songwriter Aleks Syntek. Syntek will be one of 13 top Latin acts ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Shakira Records With Calle 13, Pharrell

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sources confirmed that Shakira has recorded a duet with Calle 13 which will appear on her next album, due out later this year. She may also collaborate with Algerian artist Khaled and has been recording extensively with producer Pharrell Williams, ...

  46. Fallout From Terror Attacks For India's Live Biz

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST At a time when some international recording artists are looking to include India in their Asian touring itineraries, the late November terrorist attacks in Mumbai could have a damaging impact on the country's emerging live entertainment busin ...

  47. Latin News Briefs: 'Unplugged,' Putumayo

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Sony BMG is releasing its first-ever all-Spanish version of its “Best of MTV Unplugged” series. The CD and DVD, which goes on sale today, contains 15 songs from “Unplugged” performances by Shakira, Mana, La Ley, Ricky Martin, Café Tacvba, Soda St ...

  48. Nickelback Bags Live Nation Deal

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has entered into a long-term global partnership with Nickelback, following closely on the heels of a multi rights deal notched with Shakira. A source confirms the deal is worth in the $50-$70 million range. Payments are set to roll out ...

  49. MySpace Latino Grows 'Colombianos'

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Latino has launched a new community, "Colombianos," geared to Colombian-Americans and Colombians living in the United States. The site is teased on MySpace Latino's home page and currently features video of an acoustic perfo ...

  50. Latin Stars Set For Charity Concerts

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When 25 top Latin acts take the stage on May 17 in support of philanthropic organization ALAS, they will be bolstered by a financial commitment of more than $200 million from Mexican millionaire Carlos Slim Helú and philanthropist Howard Buffett. ...

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