Cristian Castro

  1. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. Latin Music Festival is Among the Hottest Radio-Sponsored Events in the U.S.

    June 28, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Latin music festival is among the hottest radio-sponsored events in the U.S. Hours after tickets went on sale for this year's Reventon Super Estrella concert in Los Angeles, taking place Aug. 10 at the Staples Center, all were gone by the end ...

  5. 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) ...

  6. Don Omar, Prince Royce Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 26, 2012 10:57 PM EDT Prince Royce, one of the two big winners at Billboard's 2012 Latin Music Awards (Photo: Telemundo) In a year when Billboard's Latin charts were dominated by uptempo dance music and a slew of younger names, veteran hitmaker Don Omar and n ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Latin Sales Down Slightly In 2011, Digital Latin Sales Up

    January 05, 2012 8:44 PM EST Sales of Latin music declined yet again in 2011, but the damage was far less than the year before, showing signs that the market may be stabilizing. Total sales of Latin music albums in the U.S. and Puerto Rico -- defined as albums that are at lea ...

  10. Jenni Rivera, Cristian Castro Both Have Top 10 Albums on Billboard Latin Chart; Romeo Santos Holds No. 1

    December 01, 2011 12:45 PM EST In a rare occurrence on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, two artists find themselves with two albums simultaneously on the top 10 of this week's tally: Jenni Rivera and Cristian Castro, both Universal Music Latin acts (Rivera on Fonov ...

  11. Backbeat: Cristian Castro Celebrates Jose Jose Tribute Album, 'Mi Amigo el Principe,' at Las Vegas Release Party

    November 21, 2011 8:03 AM EST Mexican singer Cristian Castro celebrates the release of his newest album, "Mi Amigo el Príncipe," (Universal Music Latin). The record release party was held at Las Vegas' TAO nightclub; (L-R), Victor Gonzalez, president, Universal ...

  12. Cristian Castro Croons, Rocks Out in New Pepsi Spot (Watch)

    October 11, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Mexican crooner Cristian Castro is the face of a new Pepsi campaign in Argentina for the soft drink's "one, two, three, four, five" campaign, where buyers have to collect five bottle caps to get a free drink. The TV spot shows a hea ...

  13. Cristian Castro Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    June 02, 2011 9:07 PM EDT Mexican star Cristian Castro, whose album "Viva El Príncipe" has been one of the year's biggest success stories, will launch the first leg of his U.S. tour, beginning July 28 at V Live in Chicago. Castro's "Viva El Príncip ...

  14. Walter Kolm Leaving Universal to Manage Cristian Castro

    May 25, 2011 5:59 PM EDT Walter Kolm, president of Universal Music Latino/Machete, is leaving the label to manage the career of Mexican superstar Cristian Castro, sources confirmed to Billboard.biz. Kolm would remain based in Los Angeles and working closely with Universal ...

  15. Latin Music Sales Rise Following Billboard Latin Music Awards, Mother's Day

    May 12, 2011 8:05 PM EDT After weeks of largely less than stellar numbers, Latin music sales experienced an upswing, buoyed by last month's Billboard Latin Music Awards and Mother's Day (May 8) -- typically a major music retail holiday. While the immediate impac ...

  16. The Premio Lo Nuestro Bounce: Cristian Castro, Prince Royce, Camila, RKM & Ken-Y Jump on Latin Charts

    February 24, 2011 1:04 PM EST Buoyed by his performance on Premio Lo Nuestro, Mexican crooner Cristian Castro's "Viva El Príncipe" (Universal Latino) saw a sales increase of over 50% that led it once again to the top of Billboard's Latin Albums chart this w ...

  17. Wisin & Yandel's 'Los Vaqueros: El Regreso' Debuts at No. 1 on Latin Charts

    February 03, 2011 1:10 PM EST Thanks to a combination of show-and-album bundles, a series of in-stores and traditional retail push, Wisin & Yandel's "Los Vaqueros: El Regreso"(Machete/Universal), debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart. &q ...

  18. 'Voces Unidas Por America' Concert To Protest Arizona Law

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ozomatli, Pee Wee and Cristian Castro will headline “Voces Unidas Por America,” a July 17 concert in Albuquerque, N.M., intended to protest Arizona’s immigration enforcement law. The free, ticketed event will take place at the Sandia Casino & ...

  19. Iglesias, Daddy Yankee Set For Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Superstars Enrique Iglesias, Daddy Yankee, Aventura, Wisin & Yandel, Akon and Rubén Blades and his legendary band, Los Seis del Solar, have been added to the lineup of performers for the 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards. They join a roster of ...