Joan Sebastían

  1. 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 ...

  2. Grammys 2014 Latin Categories: Tradition Rules

    December 07, 2013 10:27 AM EST Major labels and major commercial releases for the most part dominated the Latin fields for the Grammy nominations, heralding spirited competition in all four Latin categories: pop, regional Mexican, tropical and that hybrid of alternative/Urban/r ...

  3. Jenni Rivera Memorial: How Were Artists, Execs Connected to Her?

    December 19, 2012 7:16 PM EST Executives and celebrities gathered at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles to pay their respects to Jenni Rivera , the banda diva who died in a plane crash December 9. Artists in attendance at the crowded memorial included singers Gloria Trevi, ...

  4. Valentin Velasco, Founder of Balboa Records, Dead at 80

    November 05, 2012 4:43 PM EST Valentín Velasco, who founded indie Latin label Balboa Records and was its president for over 20 years, died November 4 in his home in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 80 years old. A trim, dynamic man who was unafraid to test new marketing a ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Eduardo Baptista Fernandez, Head of Editorial Edimusa and Vander Music, Dies

    October 02, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Eduardo O. Baptista Fernández, GM of indie publisher Grupo Editorial Edimusa in Mexico and Vander Music in the United States, died of suddenly on Sept. 29. He was 39. Based in Mexico City, Baptista Fernández was the son of Eduardo Baptista Lucio, ...

  7. Young Acts Lead Finalists For Second Annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    September 11, 2012 9:30 AM EDT A trio of young acts that espouse different, bold sounds dominates the list of finalists for the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on Telemundo Oct. 18. Presented by ...

  8. Tapia Plays To A Different Beat

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican star Roberto Tapia releases 11th album, moving from drug tales to more positive tunes. Performing since the age of 9, regional Mexican singer/songwriter Roberto Tapia was born to be an entertainer. It's quite literally in his ...

  9. Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar, Shaila Durcal To Play September Tour Dates

    July 13, 2012 5:28 PM EDT Promoters for a major Latin music co-headlining tour featuring Mexican stars Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar and Shaila Durcal say originally announced Sept. dates will take place despite the fact that the tour's initial eight summer dates have ...

  10. Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar, Shaila Durcal Announce 15-city U.S. Tour

    April 20, 2012 3:08 PM EDT Singers Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar and Shaila Durcal, three major artists in Mexican music, are heading to 15 cities as part of a U.S. tour that kicks off June 22 in Washington, D.C., the artists announced during a press conference in Los Angele ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Joan Sebastian Inks With Universal

    February 08, 2011 10:21 AM EST Regional Mexican singer/songwriter Joan Sebastian, a recipient of Billboard's Lifetime Achievement Award and widely considered one of the genre's leading names and voices, has signed a recording deal with Universal Music Latin Entertainm ...

  13. Joan Sebastian Takes Rodeo On The Road

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following an earlier tour this year alongside Marco Antonio Solís and Alejandro Fernández, regional Mexican singer/songwriter Joan Sebastian kicks off a tour that blends music and rodeo. Called "Jaripeo de Oro: Tres a Caballo" (Golden Ja ...

  14. Son Of Regional Mexican Singer Joan Sebastian Killed In Bar

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The son of Mexican singer Joan Sebastian was killed in a bar fight early Saturday, four years after another of his children was shot dead. A security guard is suspected in the killing of Jose Sebastian Figueroa, the Morelos state Attorney General& ...

  15. Producer Franco Giordani Dies

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Franco Giordani, a Grammy winner with a 25-year career as a producer, engineer and mixer who worked with such artists as regional Mexican star Joan Sebastian, died Monday, according to his publicist. He was 45. The cause of death could not be imme ...

  16. Juan Luis Guerra, Thalia, Pitbull Confirm Billboard Performances

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra, Camila, Thalia, Tito “El Bambino,” Joan Sebastian, Pitbull, and David Bisbal are the first confirmed performers at the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm live from Puerto Rico. The awards show will broadca ...

  17. Three Tie For ASCAP Latin Songwriter Honor

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Joan Sebastian, Anthony Santos (of Aventura) and Tommy Torres were named songwriters of the year at the 18th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards. It was the first time in the awards' nearly two-decade history that three songwriters tied for the t ...

  18. Live Nation Confirms 2010 'Los Tres' Line-Up

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mexican superstars Alejandro Fernández, Marco Antonio Solís and Joan Sebastian will team for a nine-city U.S. tour that kicks off April 10 in Anaheim, Calif. The “Los Tres” tour will be produced by Live Nation and tickets go on sale Feb. 12. The & ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Solis, Sebastian Take ASCAP Songwriting Honors

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Two regional Mexican icons - Marco Antonio Solis and Joan Sebastian - won the songwriter of the year award at the 17th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards held tonight at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian's song "Par ...

  21. Fernandez Scores First Billboard Hot Latin Songs No. 1

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST For the first time in his decades-long career, ranchera icon Vicente Fernandez has the No. 1 song on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart. “El Ultimo Beso,” the latest single written by banda legend Joan Sebastian from Fernandez’ blockbuster Sony rel ...

  22. Sprint Grabs Joan Sebastian Exclusive

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican star Joan Sebastian's new album, "No Es De Madera," will launch exclusively on Sprint a week ahead of its physical release. Few details were available as of press time, but "No Es De Madera" will be availa ...

  23. Latin Stars Ready For Festival Cardenas

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joan Sebastian, Graciela Beltran, El Chapo de Sinaloa and Ulises Quintero are among the acts scheduled to perform this Sunday at the first-ever Festival Cardenas at Southern California's Fontana Speedway. The festival is sponsored by Cardenas ...

  24. Corona, CMN Present Latin Concert Series

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Corona Extra has partnered with event promotion company CMN to present a series of Latin music concerts throughout the country. The 2007 "Corona Concert Series" will include 11 concerts in nine key Latin markets. They include four shows ...

  25. Billboard Latin Music Awards Performers Revealed

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joan Sebastian, David Bisbal, R.K.M. & Ken-Y, Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense, Los Horoscopos de Durango, Diana Reyes and Mariano Barba are the first performers announced for the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The event will air live ...

  26. Solis Wins Big At ASCAP Latin Awards

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican singer/songwriter Marco Antonio Solis was named songwriter of the year at the 15th annual ASCAP Latin music awards. The ceremony, held March 21 at New York City's Nokia Theatre, also honored Venezuelan Franco de Vita and Mexico's ...

  27. Newcomers Top Billboard Latin Award Finalists

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rakim and Ken-Y, the reggaeton newcomers who aptly blended romance with dance beats on their debut album, "Masterpiece: Nuestra Obra Maestra" (Pina/Universal Latino), lead the list of finalists for the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards. ...

  28. Billboard Latin Awards To Honor Shakira, Sebastian

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Joan Sebastian will receive the Billboard Hall of Fame award for his career achievements and Shakira will be bestowed with the Spirit of Hope award at the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be held Joan Sebastian will receive the Billboard Hall ...

  29. Regional Mexican Tour Slated For February

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Inaugural run to cover 20 cities. The Gira Nueva Generación (New Generation Tour) 2005, a new tour aimed toward a younger and more diverse regional Mexican audience, will kick off Feb. 25 in Oakland, Calif. The tour, which will feature performance ...

  30. Perez, Sebastian Lead El Premio ASCAP Honors

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rudy Perez and Joan Sebastian both received honors for songwriter of the year at the 12th annual El Premio ASCAP Awards, presented today (March 11) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. El Premio ASCAP honored th Rudy Perez and Joan Sebastian both received ho ...