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  1. Vicente Fernandez Cancels Remaining 2012 Shows To Undergo Surgery

    November 02, 2012 3:37 PM EDT Mexican singer Vicente Fernández, 72, has cancelled the remainder of his 2012 tour as he prepares to undergo surgery to remove a lump from his liver , according to his rep. In October, the singer announced that doctors had found a lump in his live ...

  2. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil Tops Hot Tours

    November 01, 2012 4:17 PM EDT Cirque du Soleil's concert touring production, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour ranks No. 1 on this week's Hot Tours ranking with box office totals reported from an multi-show run in London during October. The O2 Arena hosted the ...

  3. Alejandro Sanz' Global Touch

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT With a new Universal deal in place, Alejandro Sanz looks to expand his reach. Alejandro Sanz has 7 million followers on Twitter. Their ranks, spread across the globe, grow exponentially at the slightest prodding. And Sanz, the Spanish singer/songw ...

  4. Backeat: La Vida Boheme, Duran, Jotdog, Radaid, More Rock Billboard Latin SXSW Showcase

    March 15, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Colombian cumbia-pop rapper Duran (Photo: Judy Cantor-Navas) The six artists at the Billboard Latin SXSW Showcase, who came to Austin from Colombia, Venezuela, Spain, Mexico and Miami, were each met at the Soho Lounge Wednesday night by fans who s ...

  5. SXSW En Espanol: Billboard Latin Showcase To Feature La Vida Boheme, Jotdog, Muchachito Bombo Inferno

    March 02, 2012 12:13 PM EST The line up of international acts performing at the Billboard Latin showcase March 14 at SXSW exemplifies the style-shifting nature of current Latin music. Grammy-nominated art punk rockers La Vida Boheme will be joined by Mexican electro-pop duo ...

  6. Elton John To Perform For Peace In Mexico

    January 04, 2012 4:00 PM EST Elton John is scheduled to travel to Mexico to perform in a "concert for peace" at the Omnilife Stadium in Guadalajara on Feb. 24, according to a spokesperson for the event. The artist will perform at the modern stadium with reports indi ...

  7. Backbeat: Bocatabu, Radiad, Tender Box Play BMI's Otono Latin Alt Showcase In Hollywood

    October 17, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Singer Gustavo Galindo (left) takes a moment to chill with his friends at the BMI Latin alternative fall showcase. The crooner performed music from his album "Entre La Ciudad Y El Mar." Also pictured: publicist Rocio Gutierrez, drummer B ...

  8. LA's Mariachis Form Union in Bid to Boost Prices

    July 05, 2011 7:21 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - The musicians looking for work at the city's famed Mariachi Plaza are singing a lot of ai-yai-yai's these days. With the number of gigs plummeting by more than half over the past two years, competition has gotten so cut-thr ...

  9. Fonovisa To Host Second Web Chat With Marco Antonio Solis

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For only the second time ever, Fonovisa is hosting a Web chat for one of its artists as part of the regional Mexican's label continued efforts to establish its acts in the digital realm. Marco Antonio Solís, one of the biggest names in region ...

  10. Brazilian Singer Roberto Carlos Plots Second Tour Leg

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, a crooner whose renditions in Spanish made him a rare Brazilian superstar in the Latin realm, is celebrating his 50 years in the music industry with an extensive world tour. It began in Brazil and Latin America and ...

  11. The Billboard Q&A: The Windish Agency's Tom Windish

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST At a time when many boutique booking agencies have folded their operations into those of larger, acquisitive rivals, Tom Windish has been intent on forging his own path. Windish opened the Windish Agency in 2004 following a seven-year stint as an ...

  12. Alejandro Sanz To Open Tour With 4 Mexico City Dates

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the wake of the fall release of his album "Paraiso Express," Spaniard Alejandro Sanz will kick off his "Tour Paraíso" Feb. 23 with four concerts at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional. Sanz will then play Guadalajara and M ...

  13. Alejandro Fernandez Show Draws 150,000 Fans

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Authorities estimate some 150,000 fans showed up for singer Alejandro Fernández's "Jalisco en Vivo" show in his hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico on June 27. The free show was the second of two staged by Fernández - who is tourism amb ...

  14. Alejandro Fernandez Stages Free Mexican Show

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican star Alejandro Fernandez hosted the first of two free mega concerts he financed and produced in Mexico to entice tourism back into the country following the breakout of swine flu. The first "Jalisco En Vivo" (Jalisco Live), title ...

  15. Cafe Tacvba Announce World Tour

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock legends Café Tacvba announced details of their 20th anniversary world tour today. The trek will take the Grammy and Latin Grammy winners to 20 cities in Central and South America, the U.S. and Europe. Also as part of the anniversary, ...

  16. Spanish Icon Raphael Plans Trek

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish icon Raphael is preparing to kick off the North and South American leg of his 50th anniversary celebration tour with a show April 16 in Buenos Aires' Luna Park. Last year, Raphael released the album "Raphael 50 Años Después" ...

  17. TeleRitmo To Launch In Chicago

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Following the U.S. launch of two of its entertainment channels in Texas last fall, Mexican media conglomerate Grupo Multimedios has its eye on rolling out in more of the top Hispanic markets this side of the border. Most significant for the Latin ...

  18. Mexico's Music Control Switches To BDS

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nielsen's radio monitoring system in Mexico, called Music Control (MC), is officially switching to data platformed in ENcore and BDS Express. MC clients will be given access to the new system as of the week of Jan. 12, 2009. Once the switch h ...

  19. Franco De Vita Books Anniversary Tour

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Venezuelan singer/songwriter Franco De Vita is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the music business with a U.S. tour that kicks off March 5 at the Nokia Theater in New York City. De Vita's "Simplemente La Verdad" (Simply the Truth ...

  20. Mexican Authorities Raid Nightclubs

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nearly a dozen Mexico City nightclubs were raided by police last month, according to IFPI, for playing music without authorization from rights holders. Acting on tips from Mexican music licensing agency Somexfon, police and representatives of the ...

  21. Juanes, Tokio Hotel Big Winners At MTV Latin Awards

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With four nods each, Juanes and Tokio Hotel were the big winners at the Los Premios MTV Latin America 2008 awards, which took place Oct. 16 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The seventh annual awards ceremony, which aired live from the Telmex Auditorium, ce ...

  22. Juanes Tops Los Premios MTV Nominations

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With seven nods, Colombia's Juanes tops the list of nominees for the seventh annual Los Premios MTV awards. Juanes' nominations include video of the year (for "Me Enamora"), artist of the year and solo artist of the year. His s ...

  23. Live Nation Moves Into Latin America

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has made a major foray into South America in cutting a five-year exclusive distribution deal with CIE and T4F (Time For Fun), giving LN a huge presence in Brazil and Mexico. CIE is the third largest concert promoter in the world, accor ...

  24. Premios MTV Adds Ringtone, Fan Club Categories

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Reflecting changes in music discovery and monetization, this year’s Premios MTV Latin America have introduced five new categories: Best Ringtone, Best Music in a Videogame, Best Tour, Best Music Film and Best Fan Club. Fans can register their club ...

  25. Los Premios MTV Latin America Preps 15th Anniversary

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Premios MTV Latin America will celebrate their 15th anniversary in the region by holding the awards show in Guadalajara, Mexico. The show will air live on Thursday, Oct. 16 from Guadalajara's Telmex Auditorium in two dozen countries in La ...

  26. Ex-Manager's Murder Shakes Mexican Music Community

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Roberto del Fierro Lugo, former marketing manager of Mexican musician Jesus "El Flaco" Elizalde, died early Wednesday after he was shot on Tuesday in Guadalajara, Mexico. Del Fierro Lugo, 47, died from a single shot to his head, the newe ...

  27. JCPenney To Sponsor Fernandez Special

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST JCPenney will sponsor a one-hour Univision TV special with Alejandro Fernandez, "Regalo de Navidad," and use one of his songs in a holiday campaign. The special, set to air Nov. 23 at 10 p.m. ET, features an interview with Fernandez at h ...

  28. Latin Pop Duo Lu Splitting Up

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Latina pop duet Lu is breaking up, Billboard.biz has confirmed. Lu, the boy/girl duet made up of Mario Sandoval and Patricia Cantú, released their self-titled debut in 2004. The album got off initially to a very slow start, but a subs ...

  29. MTVLA, Smirnoff Team For Band Contest

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Latin America and Smirnoff are partnering for a pan-regional talent competition in which the best unsigned musical act wins a recording contract and a music fan wins a trip to Smirnoff-sponsored nightlife events around the world. As part of th ...

  30. Soda Stereo Announces Reunion Tour

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Celebrated Argentine rock trio Soda Stereo announced a reunion tour that will hit Latin America and the United States this fall. Rumors of a Soda Stereo reunion have been gaining momentum in the last few months, but the band, which split in 1997, ...

  31. Raids Seize 200,000 CDRs

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican authorities and IFPI officials conducted two major anti-piracy raids, May 8 and May 12, which resulted in the seizure of more than 8 million CD covers, hundreds of burners and 200,000 CDRs. Approximately 300 police units and 15 prosecutors ...

  32. Luis Miquel Plans Extensive Tour

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mexican crooner Luis Miquel, one of Latin music's top-selling artists and top-grossing performers, is planning the most ambitious tour of his career, Billboard has learned. The Mexico En la Piel tour, Mexican crooner Luis Miquel, one of Latin ...