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  1. 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 ...

  2. Los Alegres del Barranco Get Ready For Stateside Success

    August 02, 2012 3:50 PM EDT During a recent trip to Los Angeles, the four members of Los Alegres del Barranco said the regional Mexican band is ready to expand after seven years in the music business, hoping to reach a larger audience. Despite a challenging economy and a new ...

  3. Gerardo Ortiz, 3BallMty, Michel Telo To Perform, Intocable To Get Lifetime Achievement At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 11, 2012 12:00 PM EDT The 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards are right around the corner, and more artists are being added the closer it gets. The latest round of announced performers includes Gerardo Ortiz, 3BallMty, Michel Telo, El Bebeto, Larry Hernandez, and America ...

  4. Backbeat: Invasion Del Corrido Concert Draws Universal Latin, Del Records, BMI Execs

    March 27, 2012 6:30 PM EDT (L-R) Eddie Orjuela, Orjuela Entertainment; Delia Orjuela, BMI; Marissa Lopez, BMI; and Hector Leon of Los Compositores Publishing attend the staple regional Mexican event now in its fifth year. (Photo: Justino Aguila) One of Southern California&# ...

  5. Mexican City Bans Los Tigres del Norte for Performing Narcocorridos

    March 13, 2012 9:07 AM EDT The capital of Mexico's Chihuahua state has indefinitely banned the famous norteno group Los Tigres del Norte from playing in the city after the band sang ballads glorifying drug traffickers during a weekend concert. There have been other att ...

  6. Jose Juan Segura, Regional Mexican Manager, Survives Shooting in Sinaloa

    December 13, 2011 3:16 PM EST José Juan Segura, a respected manager in the regional Mexican music realm whose client list includes Los Cuates de Sinaloa and Tigrillo Palma, is in a hospital after being shot numerous times while driving in Sinaloa, Mexico. According to publishe ...

  7. Backbeat: Roberto Tapia Finds His Romantic Side

    October 26, 2011 7:15 AM EDT On The red carpet: Robero Tapia (left) with Billboard's Leila Cobo and mun2 programming VP Flavio Morales. At the red carpet, Roberto Tapia takes questions from La Opinion. Corridos have been all the rage during the last 12 months on the Bill ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Gerardo Ortiz, 3Ball MTY: Billboard Mexican Music Awards Showcase New Generation

    October 21, 2011 6:58 AM EDT The first Billboard Mexican Music Awards on Thursday night showcased a new generation of regional Mexican artists who are leading the evolution of the genre. The awards show will reach out to wide audiences, offering a fresh take on Regional Mexic ...

  10. Gerardo Ortiz Sweeps Inaugural Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 21, 2011 2:00 AM EDT Hardcore corrido singer Gerardo Ortiz was the big winner at the inaugural Billboard Mexican Music Awards, taking home six honors, including Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Albums Artist of the Year (for 2010� ...

  11. Mexican Gov't Targets Drug Songs With Legislation

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Mexican government has put forth new legislation meant to mitigate the popularity of narcocorridos, the danceable songs that speak about drug dealers and their exploits. Mexico's ruling National Action Party introduced legislation Jan. 20 ...

  12. Grammy Winner Ayala Detained On Suspected Cartel Ties

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST A Latin Grammy winner rounded up during a raid on a Mexican drug cartel's Christmas party last week is being held on suspicion of organized crime ties, his attorney said. Ramon Ayala, a Texas-based norteno singer, could face charges of organi ...

  13. Jenni Rivera Takes Top Honor At Premios De La Radio

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Banda diva Jenni Rivera was named artist of the year Tuesday night at the tenth annual Premios de la Radio, the regional Mexican music awards show presented by Liberman Broadcasting. Rivera, who was also named female soloist of the year, capped of ...

  14. Larry Hernandez, El Compa Chuy Set For Billboard Regional Mexican Summit

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Artists new and established will be in full force at the fourth edition of the Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit, taking place Oct. 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Los Angeles. Performances by some of Billboard's top-charting names wi ...

  15. Latin Briefs: Border Media Partners, mun2

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Border Media Partners has launched a new corridos format, El Compa, on San Antonio's KRIO. The station was formerly called Digital and was a Latin pop format. El Compa's programming director is Alfonso Flores. ( Radio Online ) -- Bili ...

  16. Corrido Stars Sign On For Billboard Summit

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hit corrido acts El Compa Chuy, Larry Hernández and Roberto Tapia have joined the stellar lineup of speakers for Billboard's Regional Mexican Music Summit, taking place October 8 and 9 at the Hyatt Regency Century City in Los Angeles. The thr ...

  17. Los Tigres del Norte, UCLA Team For Giant Archive

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the help of Los Tigres del Norte, UCLA is launching what it says is the world's largest digital archive of historic Mexican and Mexican-American recordings. The digitized archive, known as the Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican A ...

  18. Sinaloa 21 Releases Obama Corrido

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Just in time for Inauguration Day, a corrido has come out that's fit for a president. Independent singer-songwriter Juan Carlos Sanchez (stage name Sinaloa 21) has released "El Corrido de Barack Obama," a brass-heavy narrative song ...

  19. Mexican Government Cracks Down On Radio Stations

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Mexican government has punished 71 radio stations since 2001 for playing narcocorridos, according to an investigation by Mexico's Milenio newspaper. The country's office of Radio, Television and Cinematography has reportedly issued f ...

  20. Latin Singer Sánchez Dead At 19

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Adán Chalino Sánchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican acts, died yesterday (March 28) from injuries sustained in a car crash the previous evening. He was 19. Adán Chalino Sánchez, one of the most promising young ...