Latin America

  1. Chayanne to Debut New Single at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 09, 2014 8:34 PM EDT Puerto Rican pop star Chayanne is set to launch the first single from his new album live at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 24.   Register today for Billboard's 2014 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ1 ...

  2. UMLE Signs Deal with MeccaLani to Sign/Develop Latin Urban Acts (Exclusive)

    April 03, 2014 6:49 PM EDT In an effort to expand its urban music roster, Universal Music Latin Entertainment is partnering with Miami-based management/production company MeccaLani to develop and sign urban acts to its roster. MeccaLani is headed by music attorney Angie Mar ...

  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. Jenni Rivera Honored By Fans and Stars in Emotional Memorial

    December 19, 2012 3:28 PM EST The memorial commemorating the life of Jenni Rivera was as dramatic and colorful as the artist herself, a cornucopia of laughter, tears and celebration, with fans often singing loudly along to Rivera videos and live performances by her friends and ...

  5. Jenni Rivera Billboard Q&A Videos: The Singer Talks Career & Family

    December 10, 2012 2:42 PM EST As Billboard continues to honor singer Jenni Rivera, who tragically died in a plane crash on Sunday (December 9), we bring you five exclusive videos of Rivera's extensive appearance on a panel at the April 2012 Billboard Latin Music Conferenc ...

  6. Jenni Rivera Discusses Her Success: Exclusive Billboard Latin Conference Video

    December 09, 2012 8:59 PM EST Tonight (December 9), with the sad news that singer Jenni Rivera is believed to have died in a plane crash in Mexico , we look back to a candid Billboard video interview from April in which the Mexican-American artist talked about her multi-facete ...

  7. Mexican Singer Jenni Rivera Missing After Suspected Plane Crash

    December 09, 2012 2:51 PM EST Authorities in Mexico have said that a small plane carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has gone missing after taking off from the city of Monterrey, although her management told Billboard.biz this afternoon that "nothing is confirme ...

  8. Prince Royce, Romeo Lead 'Premio Lo Nuestro' Music Awards Nominees

    December 03, 2012 1:51 PM EST Romeo, Prince Royce, Don Omar and Maná are among the acts nominated for the 25th annual Premio LoNuestro music awards, taking take place at Miami's American Airlines Arena on Feb. 21. Bachata singers Romeo and Prince Royce each top the list o ...

  9. Diana Mogollon

    November 28, 2012 5:25 PM EST GM, mun2 Latin Music Booster 26In her second year at the helm of mun2, GM Diana Mogollón saw the bilingual network report its highest ratings and revenue in its 11-year history. "We've had double-digit growth [in ratings]," Mogollón ...

  10. Leonardo Favio, Argentine Filmaker, Singer Dead at 74

    November 08, 2012 12:01 PM EST Argentine filmmaker, singer and songwriter Leonardo Favio died on Nov. 5 after years of health problems. He was 74 years old. With a dramatic tenor that veered from flamenco to tango-tined, Favio was recognized throughout Latin America as one of t ...

  11. Porfirio Pina Launches Managment Company

    August 16, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Porfirio Piña, the longtime senior director of writer/publisher relations at BMI, has left the organization to launch his own management and consulting agency. Porfirio Piña Entertainment, which officially launched today (Aug. 16), will be based i ...

  12. LAMC Wraps-Up With Big Hopes for Latin Alternative as 'Demographic Growing Exponentially'

    July 16, 2012 4:45 PM EDT The LAMC "Licensing in 2012: Are Advertising, Games & Synchs the New Radio?" panel. (Photo: Marlon Bishop) The 13th Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City wrapped up on Friday and Saturday with three panels on topics ran ...

  13. Beto Cuevas Named New Judge on 'La Voz Mexico' Beside Paulina Rubio, Miguel Bose and Jenni Rivera

    July 11, 2012 2:48 PM EDT Beto Cuevas, the former lead singer of the Chilean rock band La Ley, will be joining Spanish crooner Miguel Bose, pop star Paulina Rubio and regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera as the fourth coach on the second season of Mexico's version of ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Premios Juventud VIP Tour to Feature 3BallMTY, Luis Enrique, Others

    May 22, 2012 6:13 PM EDT Ball MTY, Jerry Rivera, Larry Hernandez, Luis Enrique, Plan B and Sensato will perform as part of the 2012 Premios Juventud VIP Tour. Billboard Latin Music Conference Leaders Panel Talks Morphing Scene, Success of Prince Royce, 3Ball MTY The seri ...

  16. Video: Jenni Rivera 'Amazed' By Fan Enthusiasm For Reality Show

    April 26, 2012 11:49 AM EDT Jenni Rivera sat down with Billboard to discuss how she feels about her success, being signed to CAA, and the impact of her reality show "I Love Jenni" at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. Check Out All Our Billboard Latin Music Conf ...

  17. Latin Conference: Jenni Rivera Opens Up About Her Music, Reality Show, and Her Mexican-American Roots

    April 25, 2012 3:11 PM EDT Jenni Rivera at the Billboard Latin Music Conference Q&A with Billboard's Leila Cobo and mun2's Flavio Morales. (Photo: Michael Seto) Mexican-American diva Jenni Rivera - singer, songwriter, performer, producer, reality TV star, radi ...

  18. Marc Anthony Honored, Sony/ATV Wins Big at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    March 20, 2012 10:00 PM EDT Marc Anthony was honored with ASCAP's Founders Award during the 20th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Marc Anthony To Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Latin Music Awards Anthony received ...

  19. Backbeat: Jenni Rivera Premieres 'I Love Jenni' Season Two At Party With Gerardo Ortiz, mun2 Execs

    March 05, 2012 10:25 AM EST Regional Mexican singers Jenni Rivera and Gerardo Ortiz at the launch party for Rivera's "I Love Jenni" reality program at My House in Hollywood. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera capped off the premiere pa ...

  20. Rio Music Conference Draws Top-Shelf DJs, Thousands of EDM Revelers During Carnival

    February 24, 2012 12:30 PM EST The entrance to the Rio Music Conference trade show (Photo: Eduardo Llerena) Electronic dance Music (EDM) may have reentered American mainstream in 2011, but it also expanded globally. Witness Brazil which this year hosted EDM festivals such as Ul ...

  21. Wyclef Jean Defends Charity in Wake of Questionable Spending Report

    November 28, 2011 8:27 PM EST Wyclef Jean is defending his charity in the wake of a report that his Yele Haiti Foundation donated less than a third of the $16 million it collected last year to Haitian relief efforts. The hip-hop star told the Associated Press that he's pr ...

  22. mun2's Roberto Isaac Promoted To Director of Music Programming

    November 21, 2011 5:30 PM EST Longtime mun2 manager Roberto Isaac has been promoted to director of music programming, the bilingual cable network has announced. Isaac, who joined the network as manager of music programming in 2006, will continue to lead and develop the network ...

  23. Billboard Mexican Awards to Honor Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Jenni Rivera, Paquita la del Barrio

    October 10, 2011 3:32 PM EDT Norteño icons Los Tucanes de Tijuana, legendary singer Paquita la del Barrio and multi-faceted diva Jenni Rivera will be honored by Billboard and Telemundo with special awards during the inaugural Premios Billboard de la Música Mexicana . The awar ...

  24. Backbeat: Romeo Santos' Private L.A. Show; Talks Collabs With Usher, Pitbull, Lil Wayne

    October 04, 2011 8:05 AM EDT Shirley Rodriguez (VP of marketing/Angelo Medina group), Paula Paminsky (vp of marketing/Sony Music Latin), the evening's main attraction Romeo Santos and Karina Puente (Sony Music Latin) Univision Radio executive VP Jack Hobbs and Mexican po ...

  25. Latin Power Players: Delia Orjuela

    August 02, 2011 12:23 AM EDT Delia Orjuela VP of Latin writer/publisher relations, BMI A look at Billboard's Latin charts confirms the importance of BMI's signing of Pitbull to its roster, underscoring Delia Orjuela's strong ties to her songwriters. Orjuela sco ...

  26. Carlos Baute, Joey Montana To Perform at SESAC Latina Awards

    June 08, 2011 3:12 PM EDT Venezuelan singer/songwriter Carlos Baute and urban-pop artist Joey Montana will perform at the SESAC Latina awards gala in Los Angeles on June 29. The event, which is being held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, will recognize affiliates in categories ...

  27. SBS Flips Miami Regional Mexican Station La Raza 106.3 FM to Colombian Music

    May 06, 2011 1:24 PM EDT SBS Entertainment has flipped its regional Mexican station in Miami-La Raza 106.3 FM-to a tropical format geared toward Colombian listeners and fans of Colombian music. The new WRAZ-Cima programs mostly cumbia and vallenato, eminently Colombian ge ...

  28. Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards 2011: Ahead Of The Curve

    April 26, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Today, April 26, marks the beginning of the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T. Following a successful foray in Puerto Rico, Latin music's largest, most influential event returns ...

  29. Calle 13 Performs At 500,000-Strong Spanish Procession

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An estimated 500,000 people filled a one-mile-long central Madrid avenue to accompany a mobile live performance by Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Calle 13, reported Spanish public television service RTVE. The forecast rain failed to appear, and La Mar ...

  30. Aventura Tops Winners At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Aventura, the urban bachata group from the Bronx that has re-energized the tropical music scene, was the big winner at the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, snaring nine trophies, including Latin album and digital album of the year for "The ...

  31. Shakira, Juanes Among Stars Supporting 'Ay Haiti'

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Thirty Spanish and Latin American artists and soccer players say that almost every cent raised by a song and video they have produced to aid victims of the Haitian earthquake three months ago, will go to relief efforts in the country. The only exc ...

  32. Marco Antonio Solis, Wisin y Yandel Confirm Billboard Latin Music Awards Performances

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado, Ricardo Montaner, Wisin y Yandel, Luis Fonsi, Marco Antonio Solis, Jencarlos Canela, Banda Los Recoditos, and Gilberto Santa Rosa have confirmed performances for the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, broadca ...

  33. Billboard Latin Music Awards To Honor Marc Anthony, Los Temerarios

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Superstar Marc Anthony and iconic Mexican group Los Temerarios will be honored with the Billboard Spirit of Hope and Billboard Lifetime Achievement Awards, respectively, during the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, airing ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Editorial: Don't Forget Chile

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Days after the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated Haiti, Latin music acts responded with an outpouring of generosity that the genre had never seen before. Artists pledged money to rebuild orphanages, schools, hospitals and homes. They recorded pub ...

  36. Espinoza Paz Named BMI Latin Songwriter Winner

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Regional Mexican hitmaker Espinoza Paz was named BMI's Latin songwriter of the year for the third time in a row Thursday night, in a ceremony that also named Hussein Barreras' "Te Presumo" song of the year and Editora Arpa Musi ...

  37. Aventura Reveals Latin American Leg Of Tour

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Urban bachata act Aventura, which had the top-selling Latin album in 2009 with "The Last" and sold out four nights at New York's Madison Square Garden during its recently completed 21-date U.S. tour, announced the Latin American leg ...

  38. 50 Latin Stars Gather To Record 'Somos El Mundo'

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The atmosphere at Miami's Bongo's restaurant, perched on top of the American Airlines Arena, was almost festive as an endless stream of Latin acts began to file inside. They were there to record "Somos el Mundo," the Spanish-la ...

  39. Aventura Wins Big At Premio Lo Nuestro

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST As expected, Aventura was the big winner of the 2010 Premio Lo Nuestro, taking home five awards, including the newly minted "Entertainer of the Year" award. Other big winners included Luis Fonsi, who won in the male artist of the year aw ...

  40. 'Saving OurSelves' Telethon Brings More Pleas, Help for Haiti

    February 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nearly a month after a devastating earthquake, shock gave way Friday night to a celebration of Haitian culture and pride. Wyclef Jean opened the "SOS Saving OurSelves - Help for Haiti" concert and telethon with the Haitian Creole phrase ...

  41. Haiti Relief Efforts

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Quincy Jones To Remake 'We Are The World' For Haiti January 21, 2010 Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning a massive 25th anniversary re-recording of "We Are the World." Simon Cowell To Produce Charity Single For Haiti Ja ...

  42. Madonna Gives $250K To Haiti, Asks Others To Match

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Madonna says she has donated a $250,000 to help the people of Haiti — and she is urging her fans and friends to do the same. The pop queen said Friday in a statement that her prayers are with the people of Haiti. She says she donated to Partners I ...

  43. Los 40 Principales Aiming For Growth In Latin America

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's Top 40 radio network Los 40 Principales already controls more than 600 stations in eight Latin American countries, but aims to lead the format in all Spanish-speaking countries in the region, plus the Latin market in the United States ...

  44. Latin Stars Sign On For Latin Grammys

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pepe Aguilar, Oscar D'León, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Wisin & Yandel and Juan Gabriel have joined the roster of acts performing at the 10th annual Latin Grammys, taking place Nov. 5. Other ...

  45. Latin Briefs: Universal Latino, Aventura, Viva 105.7

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Universal Latino will release a line of budget catalog EP's for the fourth quarter called "6 Super Hits." Priced at $5.99, the titles from Paulina Rubio, Gloria Trevi, Akwid and others come out Nov. 17. EMI Mexico is releasing &q ...

  46. 60,000 Join Madrid's VivAmerica Celebration

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Some 60,000 people, mainly Latin American, danced and sang their way down a central Madrid boulevard for four hours late Oct. 11, on the eve of the Oct. 12 Day of Hispanity, which marks the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the ...

  47. Premios Juventud Helps Boost Tito el Bambino, Luis Fonsi Sales

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Although sales reaction following Univision’s Premios Juventud wasn’t quite as strong as in past years, several artists saw very significant gains on Billboard’s sales chart in the days following the July 16 show. Most notable among them was Tito ...

  48. Average Ratings Down, Fonsi Up At Premios Juventud

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Luis Fonsi was the big winner at Univision's Premios Juventud last night, snapping up 10 trophies - a record for a single year in the youth-oriented entertainment show's six-year history. Among the awards Fonsi won were Red Hot Artist, F ...

  49. Luis Fonsi Takes 13 Premios Juventud Nods

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi, continuing his most successful year to date as a recording artist, received 13 nominations for Univision's 6th annual Premios Juventud Awards. The awards show, which will air live July 16 on the Univision Network ...

  50. BBC Doc Rocks Latin America

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Five Latin American territories will screen the BBC/VH1 Classic (U.S.) co-production "Seven Ages of Rock," following its successful inclusion at this year's BBC Showcase Latin America. Globo in Brazil, Hispanoamerica TV in Paraguay, ...

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