Latin music

  1. Panda, Wisin And Yandel Winners At Los Premios MTV

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock bands and reggaeton artists were big winners at Los Premios TV in Los Angeles, where the political leanings of the host, Calle 13's Residente, also had some time in the spotlight. Host Nelly Furtado opened the show Thursday with ...

  2. Snoop Dogg, Placebo Join MTV Latin America Lineup

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg and reality show star Kim Kardashian will be presenters at the 2009 Los Premios MTV Latin America awards. British rockers Placebo and pop duo Jesse & Joy have joined a line-up of performers that includes Wisin & Yandel, P ...

  3. Los Tigres del Norte Set Chart Record

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Los Tigres del Norte's "La Granja" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Regional Mexican Albums chart, making that the 21st time the group reached the top of the chart, a record. Los Temerarios holds the second most with 14 chart ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit Lineup Expands

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The roster of talent for the Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit continues to grow, with Fonovisa acts Iván, Jazmin López, Roberto Tapia, Conjunto Azabache and El Potro de Sinaloa confirmed to perform at the Fonovisa 25th anniversary party. Th ...

  6. EMI Televisa President Exits

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rodolfo Lopez-Negrete, president of EMI's U.S. Latin label EMI Televisa, is leaving the company, EMI announced. Diana Rodriguez, most recently EMI's VP of Latin repertoire, has been appointed senior VP of EMI's U.S. Latin operation. ...

  7. The Billboard Q&A: Walter Kolm

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Universal Music Group (UMG) restructured its U.S. Latin operations last year in the wake of its acquisition of Univision Music Group, it put its Latin pop, urban, tropical and rock repertoire under the leadership of Walter Kolm, formerly seni ...

  8. Industry Heavyweights Lined Up For Regional Mexican Confab

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Top artist manager Martin Fabian, Fonovisa and Disa president Gustavo Lopez, Bandamax executive producer Victor Manuel Moreno Valdez, Mexico Musical president Javier Rivera and singer-songwriter Espinoza Paz have all been confirmed as panelists fo ...

  9. Residente To Host Los Premios MTV 2009

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Residente, one half of urban duo Calle 13, will host this year’s edition of Los Premios MTV 2009. The award show will air live Oct. 15 from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on MTV Latin America and on MTV TR3s in the U.S. As is customary, th ...

  10. EMI Captures Largest U.S. Airplay Share In Q2

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing Group snared the largest share of U.S. radio airplay for the second consecutive quarter, maintaining a commanding lead of more than three percentage points in the second quarter over runner-up Sony/ATV Music Publishing. During ...

  11. SBS Exec Vega Plans NY Celebration

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran radio programmer and SBS executive programming VP Polito Vega is set to celebrate his 50th anniversary in Spanish language radio with two massive concerts in New York's Madison Square Garden Aug. 28 and 29. Each of the shows, presente ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Alicia Villarreal Signs Admin Deal With Sony/ATV

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican singer/songwriter Alicia Villarreal, former lead singer of Grupo Limite, has signed a worldwide, co-publishing agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Sony/ATV will now exclusively administer Villarreal’s catalog, Camixes Publis ...

  15. Latin Briefs: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, MTV, 'Descarga'

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs have canceled their headlining performance at Central Park’s SummerStage July 11, to be replaced by Calle 13. According to a statement from Cadillacs management, the cancellation came as a result of having to reschedule t ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 'Latin Alternative' Flips Switch On July 4

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "The Latin Alternative," an hour long weekly radio show devoted to highlighting acts such as Manu Chao, Café Tacvba and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, will debut July 4 on public radio station WEXT 97.7 FM in Albany, N.Y. Hosted by Nacional Re ...

  18. LAMC Reveals Lineup For 10th Anniversary Event

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Alternative Music Conference has announced its lineup of showcases and panels for this year's 10th anniversary event, taking place July 7 - 11 in New York. In addition to previously-announced Central Park SummerStage and Celebrate B ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. CMN, Billboard Team For Latin Concert Series

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment marketing company Cárdenas Marketing Network (CMN) has joined forces with Billboard to present a series of Latin music concerts tied to the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The Billboard Latin Music Concert Series is tentatively schedul ...

  21. Billboard Latin Music Awards' Ratings Up

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, which aired live on the Telemundo network on April 23, reached 5.8 million unique viewers, 300,000 more than the year before, according to Nielsen Media Research data. According to Nie ...

  22. Flex Takes Eight Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Propelled by the runaway success of his hit single "Te Quiero," Felix Danilo Gómez, the Panamenian DJ and singer better known as Flex, was the big winner at the 2009 Billboard Latin Music awards presented by State Farm Insurance on April ...

  23. Iglesias, Daddy Yankee Set For Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Superstars Enrique Iglesias, Daddy Yankee, Aventura, Wisin & Yandel, Akon and Rubén Blades and his legendary band, Los Seis del Solar, have been added to the lineup of performers for the 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards. They join a roster of ...

  24. Luis Fonsi To Launch U.S. Tour In April

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Luis Fonsi, whose single "No Me Doy Por Vencido" is in its 38th week on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, will tour nine U.S. cities between April and June on the first leg of his "Palabras del Silencio" stateside tour. F ...

  25. Paz Takes Home BMI Latin Songwriter Of The Year Honor

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Young singer/songwriter Espinoza Paz received his second consecutive Latin Songwriter of the Year award at the 16th annual BMI Latin Music Awards, celebrated March 12 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. Paz, who has also launched a successful solo ...

  26. Billboard To Honor Santana, Daddy Yankee, Alarcon

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of its Latin Music Conference and Awards, Billboard will honor icon Carlos Santana, reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and industry maverick and impresario Raul Alarcón Sr. with special discretionary awards. Sa ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Ozomatli Signs New Label Deal, Preps Tour

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Latin/funk/hip-hop fusionists Ozomatli have signed with Mercer Street, the new imprint on the Fontana-distributed Downtown Music. The label group is home to such artists as Gnarls Barkley, the Cold War Kids and Eagles of Death Metal. The Los Angel ...

  29. Sony Music Latin Adds To Promotion Team

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Music U.S. Latin has appointed Karina Puente and Manuel Prado as national promotions directors. The two will oversee Sony's promotional efforts in pop, urban and regional Mexican formats. Puente will be based out of Texas and will overse ...

  30. Finalists Announced For Billboard Latin Music Awards

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST A varied list of artists, from veteran to newcomers, dominates the finalists for the 11th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, taking place April 23 in Miami. Icons Vicente Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solis and Mana, along with pop star Enrique Igles ...

  31. Gilberto Santa Rosa, Victor Manuelle Plot Tour

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Contemporary salsa stars Gilberto Santa Rosa and Victor Manuelle are going on tour together. The trek, titled "La Historia Continua," is produced by Sony Music Latin's Day 1 Entertainment. "La Historia Continua" begins Feb ...

  32. Premios Lo Nuestro Awards Nods Unveiled

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST With five nods each, Juanes and salsero Gilberto Santa Rosa led the nominations for the annual Premios lo Nuestro awards. Juanes is up for best artist and album of the year as well as for three awards in the rock category. Santa Rosa is also up fo ...

  33. Fonovisa Plans Anniversary Campaign

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fonovisa Records, previously the top-selling Latin indie label in the United States, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an ambitious, year-long release schedule. Under the slogan "Fonovisa 25 Aniversario: La Historia de los Exitos" ...

  34. UMLE Tops Latin Marketshare In 2008

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Latin Entertainment and Universal Music Group Distribution emerged as the top Latin music label and distributor in the United States for 2008. According to Nielsen SoundScan numbers compiled through Dec. 28, UMLE ended the year wit ...

  35. Rihanna, Iglesias, Fall Out Boy Set For Super Bowl Bash

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy and Lifehouse will play the National Football League's Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash at Tampa, Florida's Ford Amphitheatre. The two-night event Jan. 29 - 30 leads up to the Super Bowl Feb. 1. Tickets ...

  36. Univision Taps 'Esta Navidad' For Holiday Theme

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Esta Navidad," a song written and performed by pianist Arthur Hanlon and sung by Puerto Rican pop artist Janina, is the Christmas theme song for several local Univision TV stations. A TV spot featuring both artists is airing in New York ...

  37. El Canto Del Loco Wins Big At Premios 40 Principales

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish band El Canto Del Loco won all five awards they were nominated for at the third Premios 40 Principales gala in Madrid in front of an audience of 18,000. Jim Carrey, who was in the city to present his latest film, and singer Beyoncé were am ...

  38. Ex-Radio Host Sandoval Preps Album

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rocio Sandoval "La Peligrosa," who was recently let go from Univision Radio, has re-signed to her former label Disa. The label will release "Amantes de Ocasion," an album of hits plus three new tracks, in February. She currentl ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. George, Wisin & Yandel Win Early Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton hitmakers Wisin & Yandel were early winners tonight (Nov. 13) at the 9th annual Latin Grammy awards, presented at Houston's Toyota Center. On the strength of his work on Marc Anthony' ...

  41. 'Ugly Betty' Strikes A 'Pose'

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Daddy Yankee's "Pose" will air on ABC's "Ugly Betty" this Thursday. It will play during a Mode magazine party scene, according to label Universal. Written by the artist (aka Raymond Ayala), the song is at No. 17 on Bi ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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. ...

  44. Sony/ATV Signs Worldwide Deal With Claudia Brant

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a long-term, worldwide publishing agreement with singer/songwriter Claudia Brant, one of Latin music’s most successful contemporary songwriters, Billboard.biz has learned. Sony/ATV will exclusively administer B ...

  45. Ricardo Arjona Switches Management Team

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following the recent announcement of his shift to Warner Music Latin America, after spending the majority of his career with Sony BMG, singer/songwriter Ricardo Arjona has also added a new management team. Effective immediately, the artist will be ...

  46. Jenni Rivera Grabs First No. 1 Debut

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Banda diva Jenni Rivera has the first No. 1 debut of her career on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart this week for her latest on Fonovisa, "Jenni." The album moved 16,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it Rivera' ...

  47. Fonovisa-backed Voting PSAs Target Latinos

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to encourage Latinos - particularly newly-naturalized citizens - to register to vote, Voto Latino has partnered with leading regional Mexican label Fonovisa/Disa to produce a series of PSA's that will air on radio stations nation ...

  48. Spain's Grupo Zeta Launches Label

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish media conglomerate Grupo Zeta is launching a "360-degree" music label called El Volcan Musica. The Barcelona-based group says its new arm has three chief aims: to árecord and release "quality Spanish music made in Spain" ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Disa Records Founder Returns To Label

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Domingo Chavez, who founded regional Mexican powerhouse label Disa Records with his family more than 30 years ago, has returned to the label as its president, Billboard has learned. Based in Los Angeles but dividing his time between Mexico and the ...

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