Luis Fonsi

  1. Latin Pop: Not Popping

    May 28, 2014 2:29 PM EDT Urban and bachata's rule leaves stars like Carlos Vives and Luis Fonsi facing "new cultural reality." This article first appeared in the May 31st issue of Billboard Magazine . Commercial Latin music was once synonymous with romantic ...

  2. 'Music Does Not Die': David Bisbal Talks New Music, Billboard Latin Music Awards 25th Anniversary Concert

    April 14, 2014 12:37 PM EDT Spanish pop star David Bisbal is celebrating a new album, a global tour and a fan base that keeps growing. Despite having more than 6 million twitter followers, and counting, the singer takes nothing for granted. On a recent morning, Bisbal spoke ...

  3. Luis Fonsi, David Bisbal to Headline Billboard Latin Music Conference's 25th Anniversary Concert

    April 02, 2014 9:45 AM EDT Global pop stars Luis Fonsi and David Bisbal will share the stage for the Billboard Latin Music 25th Anniversary Concert, taking place April 23 at Liv Nightclub in Miami Beach. Register today for Billboard's 2014 Latin Music Conference & ...

  4. Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, Banda el Recodo to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Pop star Ricky Martin, crooner Luis Fonsi and Mexican act Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizarraga will perform during the upcoming telecast of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Register today for Billboard's 2014 Latin Music Conference & Award ...

  5. Marc Anthony Leads List of Winners at Premio lo Nuestro

    February 21, 2014 9:44 AM EST With four awards, including Tropical album of the year for 3.0, tropical song of the year for “Vivir mi vida” and tropical salsa artist of the year, Marc Anthony was the lead winner at the 2014 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards, which aired live on the Uni ...

  6. Warner/Chappell, Coca-Cola, E! Partner for Latin Teen TV and Online Series (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Latin America has partnered with E! and Coca-Cola to produce a music-themed teen series that will air throughout Latin America beginning in the end of November. “Wake Up With No Make Up!” will be shown online on Coca-Cola TV and ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. New Way To The Top of the Latin Charts

    October 15, 2012 6:27 AM EDT Revamp means digital and bilingual radio will have more of an impact. Visitors to the Latin charts page this week will encounter a revamping of Hot Latin Songs, which is now based on the Billboard Hot 100-style formula blending airplay, sales an ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Universal Music Publishing Latin America Names John Echevarria EVP; Eddie Fernandez Departing

    June 04, 2012 12:41 PM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has announced the appointment of John Echevarria as executive VP for UMPG Latin America and confirmed to Billboard.biz that Eddie Fernandez, Sr. VP of UMPG Latin America, is departing. Both men have long careers in ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Prince Royce, Pitbull, Mana Among Univision's Premios Juventud Winners

    July 22, 2011 12:15 PM EDT The Latin "Voice of the Moment" is Prince Royce, according to Univision's Premios Juventud. He was the big winner at the audience choice youth awards, which aired tonight (July 21) from Miami's Bank United Center on the Spanish ...

  15. Luis Fonsi To Be Honored At Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars Event

    May 05, 2011 11:07 PM EDT Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi will be the honoree at the ninth annual Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars gala, presented by Trafalgar Capital Advisors, and taking place May 14 in Miami's JW Marriot hotel. Fonsi will receive the 201 ...

  16. Donata Poveda Leads a Singalong, Luis Fonsi, Lenny y Max Tell Stories at Billboard Latin Music Conference Songwriting Panel

    April 27, 2011 2:28 PM EDT How I Wrote that Song Panelists: (from left to right) Donato Poveda, Luis Fonsi, Jorge Villamizar, Lenny and Max (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner) Pitbull sadly could not make it to the "How I Wrote that Song" panel at the Billboard Latin ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Enrique Iglesias, Luis Fonsi, Gloria Trevi, More To Perform At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 08, 2011 5:26 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias, Luis Fonsi, Christian Castro, Jencarlos Canela and Gloria Trevi have been added to the roster of stars performing later this month at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami Beach. The singers join the recently announced p ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Juan Luis Guerra To Host Benefit Concert For Haiti

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra will host a benefit concert for Haiti in Santo Domingo’s Olympic Stadium April 18. The show will feature performances by Guerra along with a handful of other stars with whom he’s collaborated in other philanthropic ...

  23. Universal/Machete Promotes Pedro Guzman

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pedro Guzman has been promoted to VP of A&R for Universal Music Latino and Machete Music, Universal’s Latin pop and urban labels. Based in Miami, Guzman was previously director of A&R for the labels, where he worked on releases from David ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Estefan, Jones Prep Spanish 'We Are the World'

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST A large group of Latin acts, helmed by Emilio Estefan and Quincy Jones, are in the process of recording a Spanish language version of “We Are the World.” Spanish language lyrics for the track, called “Somos el Mundo,” were penned by Gloria and Emi ...

  27. 'El Bambino,' Wisin & Yandel Lead Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Urban-leaning acts led the finalists' charge for the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, with Tito "El Bambino" competing for 18 awards for his album "El Patrón" (Siente/Universal) and the single "El Amor." Foll ...

  28. Year End: Universal Music Latino, Artists In Lock Step On A&R

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Latino was the Hot Latin Songs Label of the year with 21 charting titles, including Luis Fonsi’s “No Me Doy Por Vencido” and Paulina Rubio’s “Causa y Efecto” at No. 1. The thrust behind the chart toppers, says label president Walte ...

  29. Toby Keith, Wyclef Jean To Play Nobel Concert

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Will Smith and his wife, the actress Jada Pinkett Smith, will co-host this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo featuring Wyclef Jean, Toby Keith and Donna Summer, organizers said Wednesday. The Dec. 11 show - a day after the award ceremo ...

  30. Calle 13 Leads Latin Grammy Nods

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With five nods to their name, Latin Grammy darlings Calle 13 led the list of esoteric nominees for the 10th annual Latin Grammy awards. The eclectic Puerto Rican urban group, which has already won several Latin Grammys in the past, is up for award ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Wisin & Yandel's 'La Revolución' Hits High Mark

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The debut of Wisin & Yandel's "La Revolución" at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart this week marks the top selling debut week on that chart since Luis Miguel's "Complices" sold 32,000 to also debut at No. 1 on M ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Fonsi Honored At Premios Dial Gala

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rican star Luis Fonsi performed at the 13th Premios Dial music award gala in Tenerife ahead of the five-date Spanish leg of his current world tour. Fonsi was one of 13 Spanish and Latin artists to receive a Dial award for their contribution ...

  38. Juanes, Luis Miguel, Luis Fonsi Up For Grammys

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fresh off his Latin Grammy sweep, Juanes was nominated for best Latin Pop album at this year's Grammys along with Luis Miguel, Jorge Drexler, Luis Fonsi and Tommy Torres. The nominations spanned both traditional and contemporary sounds within ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Luis Fonsi Grabs Career-best Sales Week

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Luis Fonsi's "Palabras del Silencio" debuts on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart at No. 1 this week with the best sales week of his career. The album on Universal Latino shifted about 30,000 copies in its debut week, according ...

  41. Slipknot Ties Up First No. 1 Album

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a close race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Slipknot earns its first chart-topper, as "All Hope Is Gone" bows in the penthouse with 239,516 . . . The Game's arriving "LAX" is a close second with 238,382 . . . In other ...

  42. Latin Briefs: Fonsi, Olympic Games, Signos Music

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Luis Fonsi recorded a special version of his new single "No Me Doy Por Vencido" for use in the AT&T campaign centered around this year's Olympic Games . Net proceeds from mobile downloads of the tracks by the wireless company& ...

  43. Carlos Vives Set For Montaner Benefit

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Ricardo Montaner, recipient of Billboard's 2007 Spirit of Hope Award for humanitarian work, has revealed a star-studded show to benefit his foundation, La Ventana de Los Cielos. The concert will take place December 19 at the ...

  44. Latin Notas

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony ATV Music Publishing Latin America signs Puerto Rican crooner Luis Fonsi to a co-publishing deal, marjking Fonsi's first major publishing deal despite his sturdy recording and writing career. Rea Sony ATV Music Publishing Latin America s ...