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  1. En Breve: Pepsi looks to Latin music for Super Bowl

    November 19, 2012 12:38 PM EST Pepsi looks to Latin music for Super Bowl Pepsi will target the Latin market during the 2013 Super Bowl with music partnerships including a concert with Univision. The Fan Jam Concert takes place Feb. 1 and will feature such acts as reggaetón r ...

  2. Jesse & Joy's Pizza, 3BallMTY's Label, Carla Morrison's Choice Words: 10 Things You Didn't See (Or Hear) At The Latin Grammys

    November 16, 2012 7:30 AM EST Jesse and Joy (Getty Images) From stories about how last night's big Latin Grammy winners Jesse & Joy wrote their hit song over greasy pizza and badass Carla Morrison's interesting choice of words to Juanes' daughters' hobb ...

  3. Jesse & Joy Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 16, 2012 12:18 AM EST LAS VEGAS--Mexican pop/rock duo Jesse & Joy ran with the night as four-time winners at the Latin Grammys, taking home trophies for best record, song and contemporary pop vocal album. "Thanks to the best fans in the world," said Jessi ...

  4. Juan Luis Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 25, 2012 1:20 PM EDT A slew of Latin artists, from pop star Ricardo Arjona to Brazilian icons Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and rockers Carla Morrison and Juanes, are nominated for Album of the Year for the 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards, ...

  5. Morning Fix: The Lyor Cohen Exec Shuffle; MySpace Eye Candy; Psy's Topless Promise

    September 25, 2012 7:44 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. LYOR COHEN, POST WARNER MUSIC: WHO WILL REPLACE HIM, AND WHAT'S HIS NEXT MOVE? The announcement of Lyor Cohen's imminent departure from Warner Music Group sent a ...

  6. 40 Under 40: Rebeca Leon

    August 02, 2012 2:41 PM EDT Rebeca León VP of Latin Talent, AEG Live/Golden Voice; Manager Juanes Website: Goldenvoice.com In Perpetual Motion As head of AEG's Lain Business, Rebeca León, 37, is the most powerful woman in Latin touring, and her autonomy has grown expone ...

  7. Juanes Launching SiriusXM Show To Premiere During Hispanic Heritage Month

    August 01, 2012 5:33 PM EDT Juanes, the 17-time Latin Grammy winner has added a new item to his impressive list of accomplishments: The Colombian singer/songwriter is launching a new monthly SiriusXM show "Yo Soy Juanes" that will be the satellite radio station ...

  8. Juanes, Ruben Blades Set For L.A. Philharmonic Americas & Americans Fest

    June 22, 2012 11:26 AM EDT The Hollywood Bowl is set to draw Latin music fans this summer when Juanes, Juan Luis Guerra and Rubén Blades perform at Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel's Americas & Americans Festival. The series opens August 14, ...

  9. St. Jude To Honor Juan Luis Guerra in Gala Hosted By Juanes

    April 12, 2012 11:53 AM EDT Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra will be honored during the 10th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala in Miami, benefitting St. Jude Children's Research hospital. The gala will be hosted by Colombian star Juanes and his wife Karen Mar ...

  10. Juanes Forsakes Stadiums For Intimate SXSW Q&A, Performance

    March 18, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Juanes performing at Austin's ACL Live at the Moody Theater with rock crit Dave Marsh who hosted a Q&A with the Latin superstar . (Photo: Judy Cantor-Navas) Juanes tore into a set of his Latin chart hits at ACL Live at the Moody Theater F ...

  11. Backbeat: Juanes Performs for Industry, Media VIPs at MTV Unplugged

    February 08, 2012 11:30 AM EST It was a veritable industry gathering at the second day of taping for Colombian star Juanes ' MTV Unplugged set at Miami Beach's New World Center. Accompanied by an acoustic band and just two guest artists-Brazil's Paula Fernandes a ...

  12. Backbeat: Juanes, Colombian Star, Gets TV Special On TR3s

    January 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST As Juanes prepares for the taping of his first ever MTV Unplugged set in Miami, presenting network Tr3s: MTV Música y Más, is in the midst of producing a behind-the-scenes that chronicles the singer/songwriter's history and rise to fame. The ...

  13. Juanes to Tape 'MTV Unplugged,' Juan Luis Guerra as Musical Director

    December 06, 2011 10:45 AM EST Colombian star Juanes will tape an "MTV Unplugged" special in Miami next February. The special will be produced by TR3s: MTV, Musica y Más, MTV's U.S. Hispanic network, and will air both in the U.S. and throughout Latin America. In ...

  14. Juanes, Ruben Blades to Be Honored by Hispanic Heritage Foundation

    September 06, 2011 5:50 PM EDT Colombia's Juanes and Panamanian salsa singer/songwriter Rubén Blades will be honored for their accomplishments in music and beyond at the 25th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on Sept. 15. The ...

  15. Juanes Parts Ways With Manager, Taking 'Small' Hiatus

    May 24, 2011 5:59 PM EDT In a series of messages to his nearly 2.5 million Twitter followers, Colombian star Juanes confirmed that he has parted ways with longtime manager Fernán Martínez and will take a brief break. The singer/ songwriter posted messages in quick success ...

  16. Juanes Album Art Culled Through Twitter, Facebook

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Colombian star Juanes has reached out to his 1.6 million Facebook fans and his nearly 1.4 million twitter followers for participation in his upcoming album. As part of his album release campaign, Juanes invited fans via Twitter to send in pictures ...

  17. 'Rock Band' To Offer Spanish Tracks Courtesy Of Juanes

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Colombian rocker Juanes will become the first artist with Spanish-language tracks available for play in Harmonix and MTV Games’ “Rock Band” video game. Juanes’ hits “A Dios le Pido,” “Fíjate Bien,” “Gotas de Agua Dulce,” “La Camisa Negra,” “Mala G ...

  18. Juanes Honored For Humanitarian Work

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes was awarded the "Al-Rashind Hope Award" for his humanitarian efforts during the annual Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala. The event, which took place May 15 in Miami, benefited St. Jude's Chil ...

  19. Modest Juanes Accepts BMI Latin Award

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST In accepting the president's award at the 2010 BMI Latin Awards, Colombian star Juanes forwent the pomp and circumstance usually associated with these events in favor of a more subtle, introspected celebration. "Like all my colleagues he ...

  20. Latin Briefs: Angel Kaminsky, Universal, Juanes

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Angel Kaminsky has been named VP of Latin artists marketing for Universal Music Latin America , replacing Jose Puig, who was appointed last week to the post of GM for Universal Music Mexico. Kaminsky, who has an extensive background in marketin ...

  21. Juanes Honored With Colombian Peace Prize

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes was awarded his country's National Peace Prize for his involvement with the problems generated by Colombia's armed conflict. Juanes has worked actively with his Mi Sangre (My Blood) foundation to reduce ...

  22. Cuban Artists Allowed To Perform In US

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in six years, Cuban musicians will be allowed to perform in the United States. The U.S. State Department has supplied visas to veteran singer Omara Portuondo to perform shows in California at the end of October, and also to sing ...

  23. Cubans Flock To Iconic Plaza For 'Peace Concert'

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of thousands of Cubans flocked to sprawling Revolution Plaza on Sunday for an open-air "peace concert" headlined by Colombian rocker Juanes, an event criticized by some Cuban-Americans who say the performers were lending support ...

  24. Juanes, Miguel Bose Defend Cuba Peace Concert

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Only a hurricane can cancel the historic and controversial concert to be held this Sunday (Sept. 20) in Cuba, Spanish singer Miguel Bosé said today (Sept. 17) in a press conference in Madrid arranged especially to counter criticism that the event ...

  25. Editorial: Playing For Peace

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes' Peace Without Borders concert, slated for Sept. 20 in Havana's Plaza de la Revolución, has unleashed a maelstrom of debate about the ethics of performing in the country. Juanes will perform with Puerto ...

  26. International Acts Sign On For Juanes' 'Peace' Concert

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An international lineup of Latin acts will join Colombian rocker Juanes at his controversial "Paz Sin Fronteras" (Peace Without Borders) concert, scheduled for Havana, Cuba Sept. 20. The free concert, which coincides with the United Nati ...

  27. Juanes 'Peace' Concert Stirs Debate Over Cuba

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Plans for Colombian rocker Juanes' "Peace Without Borders" concert in Cuba Sept. 20 continue despite an unabated maelstrom of debate and opinion that the show that will be staged in Havana's Plaza de la Revolución. Although det ...

  28. Juanes To Helm Peace Concert In Cuba

    June 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Colombian star Juanes has chosen Havana, Cuba as the site of his next "Paz Sin Fronteras" concert on Sept. 20, according to his Twitter feed. "It's time to start knocking down our own mental walls, to not judge anyone for their ...

  29. Juanes, Kany Garcia Lead 2008 Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Commercial success stories triumphed over critical darlings at Thursday's Latin Grammys, with Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Wisin & Yandel, Flex and Kany Garcia emerging victorious during 9th annual awards in Houston. Colombian rock star Juane ...

  30. Juanes' 'La Vida' To Get Deluxe Treatment

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment will release a deluxe edition of Juanes' "La Vida...Es Un Ratico" in the fourth quarter. The package will include live tracks from Juanes' tour in support of the album, which came out last Oc ...

  31. Prisa Plays 'Peace Without Frontiers' Latin Concert

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Prisa's radio division Union Radio, Spain's biggest media group, enabled millions of Latin Americans to listen in on the "Peace Without Frontiers" concert, played Sunday midday local time on the Colombia-Venezuela border. The c ...

  32. Stars To Join Juanes For Peace Concert

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra, Miguel Bose, Ricardo Montaner, Carlos Vives, Juan Fernando Velasco and Alejandro Sanz are scheduled to join Juanes to perform a free concert on the Colombia-Venezuela border, in support of a peaceful resolution to tensions that h ...

  33. Juanes Drives NASCAR Promos

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST NASCAR fans will get to know Juanes beginning this weekend via a recurring promo spot that features the Colombian pop star and his hit single "Me Enamora." The commercial will premiere during Sunday's broadcast of the UAW-Dodge 400 ...

  34. Juanes To Promote U.S. Trek Through TV Spots, Batanga.com

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Juanes will promote his 2008 U.S. tour in a pair of TV spots for Sprint, along with a contest at music site Batanga.com, beginning Feb. 18. The Sprint commercials will run on Univision's broadcast and cable networks, as well as on Telemundo, ...

  35. Gongs Handed Out At Premios Principales Gala

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Actor and occasional rapper Will Smith was the big surprise at Madrid's 2nd Premios Principales music awards on Dec. 14, organized by Spain's most popular national music radio network, Top 40 format Los 40 Principales. The network belong ...

  36. Juanes, Columbia University Partner For Peace Projects

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Juanes' Mi Sangre Foundation and Columbia University's Center for International Conflict Resolution are partnering on peace projects in the pop star's home country of Colombia. The two organizations will organize conflict resolution ...

  37. Juanes On Board With Ford’s Sync Campaign

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Coinciding with the Oct. 23 release of his new album, "LA Vida Es---Un Ratico" (Universal Latino), Colombian rocker Juanes has paired up with Ford Motor Company to launch its new Sync technology to the Latin market. Sync, a Ford-exclusiv ...

  38. Exclusive Juanes Shows Headed To Sprint Phones

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As part of his partnership with Sprint, Colombian rocker Juanes will perform two exclusive concerts for the carrier, not open to the general public, in New York and Chicago. The first show takes place Oct. 22 at New York's Fillmore Theater an ...

  39. Colombian Artists Rise Against Violence

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a show of solidarity from the music community, more than 30 Colombian artists will perform three simultaneous concerts in three different cities in the country protesting violence in that country. The roster of announced acts includes Juanes, F ...

  40. Juanes Breaks Silence At Latin Confab Keynote

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In his first U.S. interview in more than a year, Colombian pop-rock star Juanes shared his creative process and commitment to social activism during the keynote Q&A today (April 25) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami. At a packed ...

  41. Juanes Set For Billboard Latin Conference

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Colombian superstar Juanes will sit for an exclusive interview at Billboard's Latin Music Conference, to be held April 23-26 in Miami. This will be The artist's first public interview since the end of his world tour in the fall of 2006. ...

  42. Juanes Signs With UMPG

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Colombian superstar Juanes and Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) have signed a long term publishing agreement. The deal kicks off following the expiration of his current deal with peermusic. Juanes has one more album, due out later this year ...

  43. Juanes To Launch Label With Universal Music

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Colombian rock star Juanes is launching a new record label in partnership with Universal Music. 4Js is a joint venture between Juanes and Universal Music Mexico. The label will be distributed worldwide by Universal Music. 4Js has four Colombian ac ...

  44. Juanes Re-signs With Universal Music Latino

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Colombian pop star Juanes has re-signed to a multi-album contract with Universal Music Latino. The 12-time Latin Grammy winner is set to release his fourth album on the label next year. The record will be co-produced once again by Oscar winner Gus ...

  45. Juanes Adds Voice To Land Mine Campaign

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Colombian rock star Juanes became the first musician to perform in the debating chamber of the European Parliament in Brussels when he staged a concert Wednesday (April 19) as part of his campaign aga Colombian rock star Juanes became the first mu ...

  46. Juanes Adds Voice To Land Mine Campaign

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Colombian rock star Juanes became the first musician to perform in the debating chamber of the European Parliament in Brussels when he staged a concert Wednesday (April 19) as part of his campaign aga Colombian rock star Juanes became the first mu ...

  47. Juanes To Host Benefit For Young Mine Victims

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Concert to take place May 24 in Los Angeles. Colombian rocker Juanes will host a benefit concert to raise money for children who are victims of antipersonnel mines in Colombia. The "Colombia Sin Minas" (Colombia Without Mines) concert is ...

  48. Sanz, Juanes Win At Latin Grammys

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz, Colombian pop act Juanes and Brazilian singer and pianist Ivan Lins shared top honors yesterday (Nov. 3) at the Latin Grammys at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz, Colombian po ...

  49. Shakira Claims Six MTV Latin Nominations

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Juanes, Miranda score five nods each. Juanes, Miranda score five nods each. News Juanes ...

  50. Juanes Sets U.S. Tour

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Latin star Juanes has announced the first leg of his U.S. concert tour. Latin star Juanes has announced the first leg of his U.S. concert tour. The Mi Sangre tour, supporting the album of the same name (Surco/Universal Music Latino), kicks off Feb ...