Don Omar

  1. Don Omar, Romeo Santos, Wisin & Yandel, Jenni Rivera Top Finalists for 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    February 05, 2013 10:00 AM EST Don Omar has done it again. After leading the 2012 list of finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards with 16 finalist nods, he returns in 2013 with 18 nods, including Artist of the Year; Social Artist of the Year and Streaming Artist of th ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Video: Don Omar Talks New Album, Zumba Partnership at Billboard Latin Conference

    April 25, 2012 1:56 PM EDT Don Omar was the star of the show at the Billboard Latin Music Conference Tuesday, and in between his Q&A with Billboard's Leila Cobo and his other myriad engagements, he stopped to talk to Billboard's cameras about his new album, re ...

  5. Don Omar Talks 'Danza Kuduro' Success Audience Engagement and Business at Billboard Latin Conference

    April 24, 2012 4:19 PM EDT Don Omar smiles during the Billboard Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) The afternoon theme at the Billboard Latin Music Conference Tuesday was "The Marketing Exchange," and fittingly, it started with ...

  6. Don Omar, Pitbull, Prince Royce Lead Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 28, 2012 9:55 AM EST Don Omar who leads this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards with 16 finalist nods. Many music industry pundits say this is increasingly a business of songs. And in the Latin music sphere, no one exemplified this better in the past year than D ...

  7. Don Omar Records Track for Mexico's Cerveza Sol (Video)

    February 02, 2012 2:30 PM EST Urban star Don Omar, whose hit "Danza Kuduro" just surpassed the 300 million views on youtube, has inked a deal with Mexico's Cerveza Sol for their Carnaval Sol 2012 campaign. "Hasta Que Salga el Sol" (Until the Sun Comes ...

  8. Watch: Don Omar Talks 'Fast Five,' Busta Rhymes and More at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 3:07 PM EDT Fresh off his Billboard Latin Music Conference panel, "My Big Vast Social Network," Reggaeton superstar Don Omar sat down for a video interview with Billboard's Leila Cobo, Executive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Mus ...

  9. Don Omar Talks His 'Big Vast Social Network' at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 26, 2011 5:59 PM EDT The Man of the Hour: Don Omar (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) MIAMI -- Reggaeton star and web phenomenon Don Omar isn't just an artist these days. He also runs a record label, and attributes a large part of his success to navigating ...

  10. Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards 2011: The Hottest Concerts

    April 25, 2011 6:39 PM EDT Every sector of the Latin music industry will convene for the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T, at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach on April 25-28. Artist showcases are a hi ...

  11. Don Omar Joins Social Network Panel At Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 31, 2011 3:38 PM EDT Billboard is pleased to announce that reggaeton star Don Omar will be a special guest on the digital panel at next month's Billboard Latin Music Conference . The singer will share the stage with Facebook's Alexandre Hohagen, Google' ...

  12. Don Omar's 'Danza' Continues To Rule Hot Latin Songs

    January 27, 2011 12:13 PM EST Don Omar's "Danza Kuduro," featuring Lucenzo, remained at the top of Billboard's Hot Latin Songs for the 13th consecutive week, establishing itself as the first major Latin hit of 2011. Released last Fall, "Danza Kuduro&qu ...

  13. Rihanna Reclaims Social 50 Crown, Don Omar Jumps to No. 2

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna returns to the top of the Social 50 chart after abdicating the No. 1 spot to the Black Eyed Peas (1-4) the past two weeks. This is her second week atop the list, having topped it upon its premiere last month. Latin superstar Don Omar makes ...

  14. Publishing Briefs: Sheer Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Bug Music and more

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- In a joint venture agreement, pigFACTORY Music and Sindee Levin Music will serve as the sub-publisher in the U.S. and Mexico for South African music publishing company Sheer Publishing . Sheer Publishing is comprised of Pan-African music. " ...

  15. Reggaeton Star Don Omar Signs With EMI Music Publishing

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Reggaeton star Don Omar, whose new single “Danza Kuduro” is currently at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, has signed a global administration deal with EMI Music Publishing. The deal includes the rights to songs on Don Omar’s new album, ...

  16. Don Omar's 'Danza Kuduro' Makes A Splash Online

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Getting over 11 million hits of an official music video on Youtube and Vevo is not typically a unique accomplishment nowadays. But for a Latin act, notching those numbers in barely a month - its not only rare but a notable achievement. In the case ...

  17. Don Omar To Join 'Machete Tour'

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Reggaetón star Don Omar will join the launch of the “Machete Tour” put together by urban Latin label Machete in celebration of the label’s fifth anniversary. The tour kicks off at the Theatre in Madison Square Garden Oct. 22, with Don Omar joining ...

  18. UPDATED: New Albums From Don Omar, Shakira, Juanes Among Others

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT UPDATED SEPT. 2. The release date of Shakira's upcoming release is Oct. 19, not Nov. 2. The Latin marketplace is preparing for a hectic fall release schedule that includes albums by some of the genre’s top selling names. The lineup: Don Omar, ...

  19. Don Omar Organizes Haiti Aid

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Urban Latin star Don Omar is the latest Latin music star to venture into Haiti in an effort to help victims of the earthquake. Don Omar (real name William Omar Landrón) is flying to Haiti later today with actor Vin Diesel on a private plane loaded ...

  20. Don Omar Sings Jingle In AT&T Campaign

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Don Omar stars in a new TV and radio campaign for AT&T promoting the LG Neon phone. The 30-second TV spots were shot on the set of Don Omar’s video for his single “Sexy Robotica” and directed by music video veteran Carlos Perez. The spots feat ...

  21. Don Omar Gives Keynote At Billboard Latin Music Confab

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT God, a savvy embrace of technology, and a unique artistic vision have been the driving forces in Don Omar's success, the urban music star told a packed house today (April 22) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami. The artist and fo ...

  22. Don Omar Is Leaping Into The Future With 'IDON'

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Long before William Omar Landrón even imagined winning a role in a major Hollywood movie, he had already won a fan in actor Vin Diesel. Diesel got hooked on "Bandoleros," a gritty rap track with acoustic guitar that Landrón recorded as D ...

  23. Siente To Distribute Marcy Place

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Siente Music has signed a licensing deal with Orfanato Music Group, the label that belongs to reggaetón star Don Omar, to market and distribute urban bachata group Marcy Place. Marcy Place’s debut album, “B From Marcy Place,” will be released Nov. ...

  24. From The Magazine: From Reggaeton To Regional Mexican

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An unlikely suitor is reaching out to the young regional Mexican consumer. Machete Music, the two-year-old Latin urban music label owned by Universal, is now debuting Machete Regional. Like its urban counterpart, which focuses on youth-driven musi ...

  25. Don Omar Preps U.S. Trek

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Only second reggaetón act to embark on tour in states. William Omar Landrón, aka Don Omar, will launch his first extensive U.S. tour October 13 in Atlanta. Don Omar will play a total of 17 U.S. cities, plus three dates at the Coliseum in San Juan, ...

  26. UMG's Machete Picks Up 50% Of VI Music

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Machete Music, Universal Music Group's new urban Latin label, has acquired a 50% stake in VI Music, <i>ELW</i> has learned. MIAMI -- Machete Music, Universal Music Group's new urban Latin label, has acquired a 50% stake in VI ...

  27. UMG's Machete Picks Up 50% Of VI Music

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton label storming Latin chart. Machete Music, Universal Music Group's new urban Latin label, has acquired a 50% stake in VI Music, Billboard.biz has learned. Puerto Rico-based VI, widely considered to be the most successful reggaeton l ...