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  1. Latin Conference: Marc Anthony Talks Salsa, Stage Fright & His Love Of Motown

    April 24, 2014 3:17 AM EDT Marc Anthony couldn’t help it. He was born to sing. But he dabbled in a few different genres before he found the niche he created with a whole brand of salsa. And he may sort of owe it to Mexican balladeer Juan Gabriel. Anthony says he had been da ...

  2. Enrique Iglesias Tapped for Billboard Latin Music Conference Superstar Q&A

    March 18, 2014 1:12 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a special discount. Multi-platinum recording artist Enrique Iglesias will appear during a Billboard Superstar Q&A at the 25t ...

  3. Billboard's Latin Music Conference Advisory Board Meets in Miami to Discuss All Things Biz

    January 21, 2014 11:26 AM EST The Billboard Latin Music Conference, gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary April 21-24 in Miami, jump-started preparations for the anniversary event with a gathering of its 2014 Advisory board. GALLERY: More Photos from the Latin Advisory ...

  4. La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De René Camacho Storms Social 50 Chart

    November 21, 2013 5:05 PM EST La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De René Camacho, an iconic regional Mexican band, debuts on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week at No. 20 due to a spike in online activity centered around three high-profile concert dates. The Social 50 ranks ...

  5. Backbeat: Pianist Arthur Hanlon Plays Benefit for Cancer Research in Mexico

    June 28, 2013 4:12 PM EDT American pianist and Universal Music Latino recording artist Arthur Hanlon (full disclosure: husband of Leila Cobo ) performed a private concert in Puebla, Mexico, to benefit non-profit Una Nueva Esperanza (A New Hope), a foundation that provide ...

  6. Backbeat: Billboard's Leila Cobo Is a No. 1 Selling Author!

    June 24, 2013 1:44 PM EDT Billboard’s Leila Cobo presented “Jenni Rivera: The Incredible Life of a Warrior Butterfly” ( Penguin ), at a book signing at Books & Books in Miami. It was the latest of several events where Cobo has promoted her top-selling biography of t ...

  7. Gloria Estefan Talks Career, Internet, Advice for Young Musicians at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 24, 2013 6:50 PM EDT It takes a lot of hard work to keep the crown as queen of all Latina musical artists. But Gloria Estefan makes it look easy. Latin music's premier female artist -- with seven Latin Grammys and more than 100 million albums sold -- has a new ...

  8. Billboard Latin Conference Panels: Mana's Sergio Vallin On His Guitars; Top 5 Moves To Make or Break Your Career

    April 23, 2013 3:58 PM EDT Panel: The Essential Partnership: Artists & Their Instruments Moderator: Leila Cobo Executive Director, Latin Content & Programming, Billboard Speakers: Sergio Vallín, Guitarist, Maná Sergio Villanueva, SVP of Manufacturing, Fender   A ...

  9. Billboard Latin Music Conference: Carlos Vives' Superstar Q&A Covers His Return to Music Amidst a Shifting Industry

    April 23, 2013 3:03 PM EDT You can take the boy out of Colombia, but you can't take Colombia - or el vallenato - out of the boy. Carlos Vives has proven that with Corazon Profundo, his latest album and the first in eight years, which was released Tuesday during the ...

  10. Billboard's Annual Most Influential Women in Latin Music Luncheon Features Natalia Jimenez, Kicks off Latin Week in Miami

    April 22, 2013 4:29 PM EDT Power players in the Latin music industry got a preview of both pop singer/songwriter Natalia Jimenez ’s upcoming album and Barefoot Wine’s new Refresh brand on Tuesday at the second annual Billboard Most Influential Women in Latin Music lunc ...

  11. Gloria Estefan to Speak at Billboard Latin Conference

    March 12, 2013 5:31 PM EDT Superstar Gloria Estefan has been confirmed for a Superstar Q&A session during the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, taking place April 22 to 25 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. Estefan, perhaps the most iconic Latin di ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Intocable: A Major Return

    November 19, 2012 12:37 PM EST Last year, after a lifetime with EMI Latin, Tejano/norteño fusion group Intocable decided not to renew its contract and instead went independent, self-releasing its music and handling distribution through deals with retailers and indie distribu ...

  14. Music Vets Launch Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

    November 12, 2012 11:12 PM EST A group of veteran music industry professionals have created the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and will announce 24 nominees on Nov. 27, according to a spokesperson for the newly established nonprofit. The Miami-based organization, being led by a ...

  15. Backbeat: Mickael Carreira Hits Miami Studio With Rudy Perez For Spanish Language Album

    November 02, 2012 10:16 AM EDT Mickael Carreria (left) with producer Rudy Perez in Perez's Miami Beach studio. (Photo: Leila Cobo) Portuguese pop star Mickael Carreira turned to two Latin producers- Rudy Pérez (Cristina Aguilera, Natalie Cole, Luis Fonsi) and Julio Reyes C ...

  16. En Breve: Pitbull, Muniz, Prince Royce

    October 15, 2012 6:25 AM EDT Pitbull takes on spokesman role for MAXD audio Pitbull has become a spokesman for MAXD High Definition Audio, which is set to release a mobile app later this year. The rapper will endorse the company's audio technology, which covers mobile ...

  17. Post 'American Idol' -- What Lies Ahead For Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez?

    July 13, 2012 3:42 PM EDT An old saying contends houseguests and fish last about three days. Swap out days for TV seasons and it appears destined to apply to singing competition judges as well. Steven Tyler announced Thursday (July 12) he would not return to "American ...

  18. Backbeat: Juanes, Don Omar, Pitbull, Intocable: The Latin Conference Photos You Didn't See

    May 04, 2012 11:17 AM EDT So you think you saw it all at the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards last week? Think again. Here's a few photos you may have missed. Chino & Nacho flank Colombian rock star Juanes. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Telemundo's Borja ...

  19. Backbeat: UMLE, Latin Power Music, Telemundo Execs Hang at the Latin Conference's Billboard Bash

    April 27, 2012 1:30 PM EDT (L-R) Jose Serrano of Latin Power Music, Victor Gonzalez, president of Universal Music Latin Entertainment, and artist America Sierra hang out at the Billboard Bash at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) The Billboard Bash ...

  20. Backbeat: Billboard Latin Music Awards After Party

    April 27, 2012 11:38 AM EDT (L-R): DJ Shotgun, El Arquitecto, and Tu Dulcero arrive at the Billboard Latin Music Awards after party. (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard Executive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Music Leila Cobo , laying in the corner of a sofa on t ...

  21. Don Omar, Prince Royce Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 26, 2012 10:57 PM EDT Prince Royce, one of the two big winners at Billboard's 2012 Latin Music Awards (Photo: Telemundo) In a year when Billboard's Latin charts were dominated by uptempo dance music and a slew of younger names, veteran hitmaker Don Omar and n ...

  22. Backbeat: Elvis Crespo, Juan Magan, Nir Seroussi, Victor Gonzalez, More at Latin Conference's Billboard Bash

    April 26, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Elvis Crespo is mobbed by the crowd during his performance at the Billboard Bash. (Photo: Michael Seto) The Billboard Bash , presented by State Farm , brought together members of the music industry to celebrate music with special performances by D ...

  23. Pitbull Says Music Business is '90 Percent Business, 10 Percent Talent' at Latin Conference Q&A

    April 25, 2012 4:44 PM EDT Pitbull speaks at his Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) Halfway through his standing-room-only live Q&A at today's Billboard Latin Music Conference, Miami-born bilingual pop star Pitbull recalled growi ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Chino y Nacho & Coca-Cola, Daddy Yankee & Western Union Among Billboard Latin Music Marketing Award Winners

    April 25, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Angel Kaminsky (left), VP Universal Music Latino/Machete Music and Luis Estrada, GM Universal Music Latino/Machete whose Coca-Cola "Seremos Mas" campaign Featuring Chino Y Nacho won a Billboard Latin Music Marketing Award for Best Social ...

  26. Video: Don Omar Talks New Album, Zumba Partnership at Billboard Latin Conference

    April 25, 2012 1:56 PM EDT Don Omar was the star of the show at the Billboard Latin Music Conference Tuesday, and in between his Q&A with Billboard's Leila Cobo and his other myriad engagements, he stopped to talk to Billboard's cameras about his new album, re ...

  27. Latin Conference: Univision's Jose Valle Says Latin Artists Need To Push Into Mainstream Radio Market

    April 25, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Univision Radio president Jose Valle speaks during his Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) Radio has changed with social media and with the evolving demographics of music lovers. That's one thing radio execu ...

  28. Don Omar Talks 'Danza Kuduro' Success Audience Engagement and Business at Billboard Latin Conference

    April 24, 2012 4:19 PM EDT Don Omar smiles during the Billboard Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) The afternoon theme at the Billboard Latin Music Conference Tuesday was "The Marketing Exchange," and fittingly, it started with ...

  29. Billboard Latin Music Conference Leaders Panel Talks Morphing Scene, Success of Prince Royce, 3Ball MTY

    April 24, 2012 3:29 PM EDT The Leaders Panel (L-R): Tomas Cookman, the president of Nacional Records; Henry Cardenas, president and CEO of Cardenas Marketing Network; Victor Gonzalez, president of Universal Music Latin Entertainment; Rebeca Leon, VP of Latin Talent for AEG ...

  30. Backbeat: Billboard Latin Music Conference Honors Inspiring Women of Latin Music at Donna Karan Fashion Show Luncheon

    April 24, 2012 10:15 AM EDT (L-R): Pamela Bustios of Chris Smith Management, Dream Team Agency Co-Founder Susan Stipcianos and Colombian artist Duina del Mar. (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard and Donna Karan New York celebrated "the inspiring women of Latin music" a ...

  31. Backbeat: Luis Fonsi, Jorge Mejia, More at Billboard's Leila Cobo's Book Tour

    March 22, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Cobo with Billboard chart-topping singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi at the signing of The Second Time We Met at Books & Books. Earlier that day, Fonsi tweeted about the book to his more than 3 million followers. (Photo: Andres Recio and Carlos Chah ...

  32. About us

    March 22, 2012 8:17 AM EDT Billboard.biz, a 24/7 extension of Billboard magazine, is the music industry's premiere news source. It also covers every aspect of the entertainment space as it pertains to everyone from brand marketers and ad agencies to record labels and c ...

  33. Backbeat: Daddy Yankee, Telemundo Execs, More at Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists Announcement

    March 01, 2012 10:19 AM EST Daddy Yankee with Billboard's Leila Cobo at Telemundo Studios. Dozens of journalists from around the country flew to Telemundo Studios in Miami to the set of morning show Levántate (Wake Up!) for the live announcement of the finalists to the ...

  34. Backbeat: Reik Talk Adele, Perform Acoustic Show At Grammy Museum

    February 24, 2012 11:26 AM EST Reik, from left to right: Julio Ramirez, Jesus Navarro and Gilberto "Bibi" Marín answer questions from the audience. (Photo: M. Sullivan/WireImage) Mexican trio and Latin Grammy winners Reik performed an intimate, acoustic set at the Cli ...

  35. The Year In International Music Biz: Our New (Interconnected) World Order

    January 10, 2012 2:00 PM EST Perhaps nothing speaks more to our increasingly interconnected globe then a look back at the year in international music business news. Here, flash mobs in Rio sing K-Pop songs; a spirited debate at a music conference in Singapore is re-tweeted in ...

  36. Gloria Estefan First Woman To Debut Atop Hot Latin Songs Chart

    January 03, 2012 4:31 PM EST Gloria Estefan becomes the first woman in the 25-year history of Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart to debut at No. 1, as "Hotel Nacional" launches at the summit. The second single from Estefan's first album in four years, " ...

  37. Backbeat: Roberto Tapia Finds His Romantic Side

    October 26, 2011 7:15 AM EDT On The red carpet: Robero Tapia (left) with Billboard's Leila Cobo and mun2 programming VP Flavio Morales. At the red carpet, Roberto Tapia takes questions from La Opinion. Corridos have been all the rage during the last 12 months on the Bill ...

  38. Backbeat: Horacio Palencia On Verge of Launching Solo Career, Making 'Musical Mischief'

    October 24, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Panelcia on the red carpet with Billboard's executive director of Latin content and programming, Leila Cobo. Horacio Palencia won the Songwriter Of The Year award at the first annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards. But that's just the be ...

  39. Photos: 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, Behind the Scenes

    April 29, 2011 10:55 PM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards is the longest running and most prestigious event in the Latin music industry. For three days and four nights, the hottest artists and the most prestigious industry personnel gather to discuss, consi ...

  40. Gloria Trevi Talks Music, Prison, Domestic Violence, Gay Audience at Raucous Latin Music Conference Q&A

    April 27, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Billboard's Leila Cobo hangs out with Gloria Trevi and her guitarist, Rayito, before the revealing conversation at this year's Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards Fher Olvera, Juan Diego Calleros (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner ...

  41. Watch: Mana Discuss Success, Immigration Reform and Even Reggaeton at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 3:46 PM EDT Wednesday afternoon's Q&A with Mana, moderated by Billboard's Leila Cobo, was clearly the centerpiece of the Billboard Latin Music Conference and the most crowded panel of the day - and no wonder. As Cobo reminded the audience in her ...

  42. Watch: Don Omar Talks 'Fast Five,' Busta Rhymes and More at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 3:07 PM EDT Fresh off his Billboard Latin Music Conference panel, "My Big Vast Social Network," Reggaeton superstar Don Omar sat down for a video interview with Billboard's Leila Cobo, Executive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Mus ...

  43. Billboard's Latin Music Conference & Awards Central

    April 20, 2011 5:41 PM EDT April 29, 2011 |Photos Photos: 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, Behind the Scenes The Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards is the longest running and most prestigious event in the Latin music industry. For three days and ...

  44. Local 34 Wins Vive Tu Música With 5

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Local 34, an energetic Miami-based band who play tropical-accented pop/rock, were the winners of Vive tu Música with 5, the Latin music talent competition sponsored by Wrigley's 5 Gum. They were among five finalists who each performed one son ...

  45. VIDEO: Marc Anthony @Billboard Latin Music Conf.

    May 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony sits with Billboard's Leila Cobo at last week's Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards to discuss his music, his family, the Miami Dolphins and much more. WATCH: Billboard Staff News Marc Anthony , Leila Cobo ...

  46. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Elvis Crespo Takes The Stage

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Crespo brought laughs to the Billboard Latin Music Conference on Tuesday, as he held forth on tropical music and the state of the industry. In a one-on-one session with Billboard’s executive director of Latin content and programming Leila Co ...

  47. Conjunto Primavera Reveals Secret During Mexican Summit

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The secret to Conjunto Primavera's 30-year career was revealed today during a Q&A with Billboard's Leila Cobo at the Billboard Regional Mexican Summit, held at Los Angeles' Universal Hilton. The answer? A commitment to live perf ...

  48. 'Estudio Billboard' To Kick Off Oct. 16

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Top Latin artists will reveal their creative process via in-depth interviews and intimate live performances on "Estudio Billboard," the new series on Spanish-language television network V-me. Hosted by Leila Cobo, Billboard's execut ...

  49. Latin Notas

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Italian star Tiziano Ferro faux pas trips up promotion plans in Mexico--his biggest market outside Italy. Read Leila Cobo's column. Italian star Tiziano Ferro faux pas trips up promotion plans in Mexico--his biggest market outside Italy. Read ...

  50. Daddy Yankee Exclusive Q&A

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DAy 2: Billboard Latin Music Conf & Awards. Daddy Yankee demonstrated his star presence during an exclusive Q&A with Billboard Latin Bureau Chief Leila Cobo at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami. Amid a wall-lin ...

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