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  1. Luciano Luna Wins SESAC Latina Composer Of The Year, Dulce Maria Music Takes Publisher Prize

    June 19, 2014 1:00 AM EDT SESAC Latina celebrated its 20th anniversary with the annual celebration of its SESAC Latina Music Awards, held June 18 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Writers and publishers were honored for the top-performing tracks of 2013 a ...

  2. Romeo Santos, Andres Castro, Daddy Yankee Honored at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    March 18, 2014 8:10 PM EDT Romeo Santos, who last month scored the top-selling debut on the Top Latin Albums chart in eight years, and guitarist/producer Andrés Castro, who has scored a series of No. 1 hits co-written with Carlos Vives, shared the Songwriter of the Year awa ...

  3. Chart Moves: Beyonce Crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay; Aloe Blacc Bounds Up Hot 100; Hillsong United Makes History

    January 24, 2014 10:00 AM EST As previously reported , Pitbull and Ke$ha rule the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber" and Lorde and Bastille soar into the chart's top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Beyonce: In just its sixth week on R&B/ ...

  4. Daddy Yankee Vows to Fight $6 Million Penalty

    November 25, 2013 8:58 PM EST Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee’s legal team is seeking a judgement not withstanding verdict following a jury’s decision to impose a $6 million penalty against the artist, his label El Cartel Records, plus his ex-booking agent Edgar Baldiri Martínez a ...

  5. Premios Juventud Performers See Digital Sales Spike

    July 25, 2013 7:47 PM EDT Performers on Univision’s Premios Juventud saw big spikes in sales on Billboard’s Latin Digital Songs chart following the July 18 awards, which had an average audience of nearly five million, according to Nielsen. The sales were noteworthy becau ...

  6. Backbeat at Billboard Latin Music Conference: Mas y Mas Música Showcase Highlights Burgeoning Crossover Hopefuls

    April 23, 2013 10:36 AM EDT At the Billboard Latin Music Conference's Mas y Mas Música Showcase yesterday evening, hopeful performers aimed clearly for the top of the Latin Pop Songs charts -- or even the Hot 100. Held on the third-floor ballroom of the J.W. Marriott ...

  7. Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs

    December 26, 2012 12:40 PM EST The trio's debut Adult Pop Songs smash 'Ho Hey' jumps to No. 1, becoming one of the group's two newly-crowned leaders this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts. Find out the top songs ...

  8. Ricardo Arjona, Jesse & Joy, Alejandro Sanz, Ana Victoria, Don Omar: Our Latin Grammy Predictions

    November 14, 2012 10:28 AM EST As is our tradition, here are our yearly predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15, in key categories. This year presents a challenge, as for the first time, there are 10 contenders in each of the main categories (which we think ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. FAQ on Approval of Universal Music - EMI Deal

    September 21, 2012 1:50 PM EDT As Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI Music's recorded music division today received approval from both European and U.S. regulators , details have emerged about the exact steps Universal must take to win European Commission supp ...

  11. En Breve

    August 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Luis Miguel, Latin Music Video Network Debuts, and Lokixximo Luis Miguel tops Texas Fest Pop singer Luis Miguel will headline the People en Español Festival Sept. 1-2 in San Antonio. The Warner Music artist, who rarely performs at festivals, will ...

  12. 6 Questions with DADDY YANKEE

    August 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT A decade ago, before most artists fully understood the power of branding and DIY promotion, Raymond Ayala, better-known as Daddy Yankee, took charge of his career as a reggaeton artist. He created his own label -- El Cartel -- and started to relea ...

  13. Polito Vega Never Goes Out Of Style

    June 28, 2012 5:30 PM EDT The joke goes like this: Two friends are standing on Fifth Avenue in New York as Polito Vega and the Pope stroll by, talking together. One of them asks, "Who's that?" The other replies, "I don't know who the old guy with t ...

  14. Daddy Yankee Named Face of Verizon's 'Mis Fabulosos Quince' Campaign

    May 25, 2012 8:47 AM EDT Urban star Daddy Yankee is the face of Verizon's new Mis Fabulosos Quince (My Fabulous Quince) campaign. The contest aimed at Latina teenagers will have 15-year-olds submitting essays to win an all-expenses paid Quinceañera party for 100 gues ...

  15. Emilio Estefan at Billboard Latin Conference: 'When It Was Just Me, Santana, Feliciano, Julio, There Wasn't So Much Opportunity...'

    April 25, 2012 3:31 PM EDT John Butcher, vice president of entertainment, Target (left); with Emilion Estefan, Chairman, Estefan Enterprises. (Photo: Michael Seto) As record sales remain flat and labels tighten their belts in producing and releasing records, brands have ste ...

  16. Chino y Nacho & Coca-Cola, Daddy Yankee & Western Union Among Billboard Latin Music Marketing Award Winners

    April 25, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Angel Kaminsky (left), VP Universal Music Latino/Machete Music and Luis Estrada, GM Universal Music Latino/Machete whose Coca-Cola "Seremos Mas" campaign Featuring Chino Y Nacho won a Billboard Latin Music Marketing Award for Best Social ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Brands Compete in Second Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards

    April 23, 2012 4:37 PM EDT For the second year, the Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards will recognize the growing importance of consumer brands and marketers in the promotion and marketing of Latin music at the Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm. ...

  19. Billboard Latin Music Conference Marketing Awards Announce Finalists

    March 29, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Music from Camila, Chino y Nacho, Enrique Iglesias, Don Omar, Pitbull and Paulina Rubio, among others, make up some of the advertising, branding and sponsorship campaigns up for honors in the second annual Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards ta ...

  20. Don Omar, Prince Royce, Paulina Rubio to Perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 29, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Prince Royce, Paulina Rubio, and the previously-rumored Don Omar will be performing at the Billboard Latin Music Awards this year on April 26 at the BankUnited Center in Miami. The trio will join Daddy Yankee, Juanes, and Jenni Rivera among those ...

  21. Telemundo Appoints Sylvia Rosabal SVP of Network News

    March 07, 2012 11:29 AM EST Telemundo has named Sylvia Rosabal as its Senior VP of Network News. In her new post, Rosabal will oversee all network news content, including Telemundo's nightly newscast, Sunday news program Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart, and news content on ...

  22. Backbeat: Daddy Yankee, Telemundo Execs, More at Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists Announcement

    March 01, 2012 10:19 AM EST Daddy Yankee with Billboard's Leila Cobo at Telemundo Studios. Dozens of journalists from around the country flew to Telemundo Studios in Miami to the set of morning show Levántate (Wake Up!) for the live announcement of the finalists to the ...

  23. Backbeat: Latin Music Industry Rocks at Premios Lo Nuestro Afterparties

    February 21, 2012 10:18 AM EST From the left, Jorge Mejia, Sony/ATV's Sr. VP for Latin America & U.S. Latin; Melissa Esposito of Sony U.S. Latin; and Ruben Leyva of Sony U.S. Latin at Sony's PLN afterparty. The live telecast of Univision's Premios Lo Nuestro ...

  24. Shakira, Prince Royce Win Big At Premio Lo Nuestro Awards

    February 17, 2012 2:06 PM EST MIAMI (AP) - With four awards each, Shakira and Prince Royce were the top winners on Thursday's Premio Lo Nuestro, although the Colombian star was not there during the evening, which was full of colorful performances but not both awards. The ...

  25. Prince Royce, Pitbull, Mana Among Univision's Premios Juventud Winners

    July 22, 2011 12:15 PM EDT The Latin "Voice of the Moment" is Prince Royce, according to Univision's Premios Juventud. He was the big winner at the audience choice youth awards, which aired tonight (July 21) from Miami's Bank United Center on the Spanish ...

  26. Daddy Yankee Presents Winner of Western Union Contest at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 4:24 PM EDT Latin music superstar Daddy Yankee happily announces rapper/hip hop artist Alex Moncada as the winner of Western Union's "Love in Any Language" contest (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner) Last month, Alex Moncada was a struggling songw ...

  27. Billboard's Latin Music Conference & Awards Central

    April 20, 2011 5:41 PM EDT April 29, 2011 |Photos Photos: 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, Behind the Scenes The Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards is the longest running and most prestigious event in the Latin music industry. For three days and ...

  28. Gocho, Wise To Release Solo Albums In 2011

    March 03, 2011 6:05 PM EST Puerto Rican Latin urban music producer and composer Gocho, who's worked with the likes of Don Omar, Angel y Khriz and Daddy Yankee, has signed with Venemusic to release his first solo album. "Mi Musica" (My Music) is slated for rel ...

  29. Brothers of the Road

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Five years ago, Machete Music broke ground with reggaetón, a Latin urban sound that caught on like fire to Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina.” While the genre has evolved in a more pop-friendly direction, the Universal Music Latin Entertainment label is st ...

  30. Daddy Yankee Sues Universal Music For Copyright Infringement

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Daddy Yankee has sued Universal Music for $10 million over alleged copyright infringement and unjust enrichment, stemming from what the reggaeton star says is the company's unauthorized exploitation of his albums. The lawsuit, filed last week ...

  31. Daddy Yankee To Perform On 'The Bold And The Beautiful'

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Daddy Yankee will perform on CBS soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" during a five-episode story arc airing June 1-7. The reggaeton star (real name: Raymond Ayala) will perform songs from his forthcoming album, "Mundial," i ...

  32. Daddy Yankee Formally Announces Deal With Sony Music Latin

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Daddy Yankee formally announced his new distribution and licensing deal with Sony Music Latin during a press conference on Jan. 26 in Miami. The singer, who will release his new album, “Daddy Yankee Mundial,” later this Spring, will release the al ...

  33. Coors Light To Promote Daddy Yankee Single Release

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coors Light will sponsor a series of intimate appearances by reggaetón star Daddy Yankee promoting his new single “Grito Mundial” as a prelude to the release of his new album in 2010. Coors Light will present Yankee in six single release events th ...

  34. Daddy Yankee Eyes New Distro Deal

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee is in the process of negotiating a new distribution deal, sources confirm. Yankee's albums, which he releases on his own El Cartel Records, have long been distributed by Universal Music Video Distribution, but that ...

  35. Daddy Yankee, Babasonicos Alter Tour Dates Due To Swine Flu

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee has postponed until further notice three concert dates in Bolivia due to fears of swine flu. According to Yankee's press office, the Puerto Rican singer was slated to perform July 9 at the Hernando Siles stadium in ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 'Ugly Betty' Strikes A 'Pose'

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Daddy Yankee's "Pose" will air on ABC's "Ugly Betty" this Thursday. It will play during a Mode magazine party scene, according to label Universal. Written by the artist (aka Raymond Ayala), the song is at No. 17 on Bi ...

  38. Macy's Sells Daddy Yankee Cologne

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee is launching his own cologne, DY, which will be distributed exclusively in Macy’s stores beginning this month. DY, which was developed by Givaudan Fragrances, is being marketed and distributed via an agreement with Fali ...

  39. Jonas Brothers Earn First No. 1 Album

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT To the surprise of no one, Jonas Brothers' "A Little Bit Longer" blows into the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, giving the brother trio its first chart-topper with a handsome 525,000 bow ... The Billboard 200 also greets debuts fro ...

  40. Maya Grabs Daddy Yankee Rights

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Film and entertainment company Maya Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to Daddy Yankee's debut film, "Talento de Barrio." The film, starring the reggaetón star in the title role, will be released theatrically across the Unit ...

  41. Reggaeton Gets 'Grand Theft' Push

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton artists should get a boost from "Grand Theft Auto IV," the new video game that sold 6 million copies and took in $500 million in sales in its first week, according to game publisher Take Two. One of the 16 in-game "radio s ...

  42. Daddy Yankee Bosses Latin Tour

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Following his performance at the Latin Grammys Nov. 8, Daddy Yankee will take his "El Cartel: The Big Boss" tour to several Latin American cities. Yankee has already played some 20 shows, including a few South of the border. This second ...

  43. T-Pain Toasts First No. 1 Album

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain takes his "Epiphany" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, beating out Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" and Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full," which arrive at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively ... The ...

  44. Daddy Yankee Ups The Game On ‘El Cartel: The Big Boss’

    June 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daddy Yankee: “El Cartel: The Big Boss” Producers: various El Cartel/Interscope Release Date: June 5 There's a lot riding on Daddy Yankee's first full studio set under his new deal with Interscope. Perhaps that explains why this disc is ...

  45. No Trouble For Kelly's 'Double'

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly easily scores his sixth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Double Up" debuts with 386,000 units ... Jason Aldean nabs a top 10 debut on the big chart and a No. 1 entry on Top Country Albums with his second album, "Relentl ...

  46. Wal Mart, MTV Tr3s Get Behind Daddy Yankee

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daddy Yankee's June 5 release "El Cartel: The Big Boss" will get a boost from Wal-Mart and bilingual entertainment channel MTV Tr3s. The El Cartel/Interscope album will be available at Wal-Mart as an exclusive MTV Tr3s-branded packa ...

  47. Hot 'Damn,' Avril's No. 1

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne takes "The Best Damn Thing" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, selling 286,000 copies. It's her second chart-topper, following 2004's "Under My Skin" ... Nine Inch Nails notches its fourth straig ...

  48. Daddy Yankee To Hit The Road

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee will support his upcoming album "The Cartel: The Big Boss," due June 5 via El Cartel/Interscope, with a 40-city tour of the U.S. and Latin America, starting Aug. 31 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Billb ...

  49. Reebok, Daddy Yankee Open Shoe Line To The Fans

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reebok and reggaeton sensation Daddy Yankee are opening their DY collection to the fans. Starting today, consumers can create their own individualized version of Daddy Yankee's signature DY shoe via the Web site rbkcustom.com. Launched in 200 ...

  50. Daddy Yankee Fans Fall Prey To Fake Shows

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of fans duped. Reggaeton superstars rarely make it to Hardeeville, S.C. So last month, local music fan Richard Martinez gladly forked over $100 at the door for a Daddy Yankee concert that had been advertised on local radio. But after a th ...

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