Mexican people

  1. Updated: Jenni Rivera Remembered by Regional Mexican Artists, Industry Execs

    December 09, 2012 11:25 PM EST Regional Mexican and Latin pop artists and members of the music industry reacted to news of singer Jenni Rivera's death with disbelief, prayers and memories of a woman they recalled as a true star, whose friendships were as strong as her reno ...

  2. Vicente Fernandez Cancels Remaining 2012 Shows To Undergo Surgery

    November 02, 2012 3:37 PM EDT Mexican singer Vicente Fernández, 72, has cancelled the remainder of his 2012 tour as he prepares to undergo surgery to remove a lump from his liver , according to his rep. In October, the singer announced that doctors had found a lump in his live ...

  3. Chavela Vargas, Famed Mexican Singer, Dies At 93

    August 05, 2012 9:53 PM EDT MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Chavela Vargas, who defied gender stereotypes to become one of the most legendary singers in Mexico, died Sunday at age 93. Her friend and biographer Maria Cortina said Vargas died at a hospital in the city of Cuernavaca, where ...

  4. Louis C.K. Sells $4.5 Million in Concert Tickets In 2 Days

    June 28, 2012 7:52 AM EDT A screenshot of Louis C.K.'s website's tour page says the following: "So here's all where I'm coming on this tour. Click on the right to buy tickets. You can't get them ANYWHERE but here. So no crazy high ticket fees, ...

  5. 'La Voz Mexico' Preps Season Two, Linkin Park Returns to Mexico, VP Changes at UMPGA Latin America

    June 14, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 'La Voz Mexico' preps Season Two "La Voz Mexico," Mexico's version of "The Voice," will return for a second season on Televisa with new coaches, including Spanish crooner Miguel Bose, regional Mexican singer Jenn ...

  6. Backbeat: Eva Mendes, Regional Mexican Crooner Espinoza Paz Star in 'Girl in Progress'

    May 11, 2012 10:18 AM EDT (L-R) Regional Mexican star Espinoza Paz, actress Eva Mendes and Mexican comic Eugenio Derbez star in director Patricia Riggen's "Girl in Progress." The film, about a single mother raising a teenage daughter, hits theaters on May 11 ...

  7. Pitbull, Don Omar, Prince Royce, Paulina Rubio: Billboard Latin Music Awards Photo Gallery

    April 27, 2012 11:45 AM EDT On Bended Knees: Don Omar with his eight Billboard Music Awards . (Photo: Telemundo) Pitbull in mid-shimmy during Billboard Music Awards. (Photo: Telemundo) Marc Anthony who won a Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame Award (Telemundo) Paulina Rubio ...

  8. Backbeat: Mana Holds Press Conference To Celebrate Staples Center Dominance With Rebeca Leon, Randy Phillips

    April 23, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L to R) Maná band members Sergio Vallin, Fher Olvera, Alex Gonzalez, & Juan Calleros speak during their press conference at the STAPLES Center Thursday, April 19. (Photo: Fredwill Hernandez) The most important and influential Latin rock band ...

  9. Backbeat: Telemundo Aims For Number One @ NATPE; Camila's Samo Performs

    January 24, 2012 10:18 AM EST MIAMI -- It was a morning of drama, steamy bedroom scenes and business news during Telemundo's media lunch at the annual NATPE (National Association of Television Program Executives) Market and Conference in Miami. Telemundo executives-includ ...

  10. Backbeat: Cristian Castro Celebrates Jose Jose Tribute Album, 'Mi Amigo el Principe,' at Las Vegas Release Party

    November 21, 2011 8:03 AM EST Mexican singer Cristian Castro celebrates the release of his newest album, "Mi Amigo el Príncipe," (Universal Music Latin). The record release party was held at Las Vegas' TAO nightclub; (L-R), Victor Gonzalez, president, Universal ...

  11. Backbeat: Irvin 'PW' Salinas Talks 'Nastier And Sexier' Album Over Burgers in L.A.

    November 04, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Safer Than a Lawn Dart: PW (right) shows off his recently purchased arrow Nerf football after downing a burger at The Farm in Beverly Hills; (L-R), his manager, Elba Morales and Jennifer Bull, Sony Music/marketing manager/U.S. Latin. Fans know him ...

  12. Cristian Castro Croons, Rocks Out in New Pepsi Spot (Watch)

    October 11, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Mexican crooner Cristian Castro is the face of a new Pepsi campaign in Argentina for the soft drink's "one, two, three, four, five" campaign, where buyers have to collect five bottle caps to get a free drink. The TV spot shows a hea ...

  13. Jenni Rivera To Host Radio On Entravision

    September 26, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Jenni Rivera renewed her recording contract with UMLE/Fonovisa. She has a reality TV series on bilingual channel mun2. And now, she has her own radio show. "Contacto Directo con Jenni Rivera" will begin airing October on radio properties ...

  14. Latin Music Gets It's Own 'Voice'

    September 08, 2011 5:40 PM EDT Televisa's 'La Voz' applies 'The Voice' formula to Mexico Months before the Sept. 11 debut of "La Voz Mexico," executives from Mexican TV network Televisa and Universal Music Group were already having meetings ab ...

  15. Sony Music Mexico Signs Singer/Songwriter Lila Downs

    August 26, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Lila Downs, signed to Sony Music Mexico. (Photo: LilaDowns.com) Singer/songwriter Lila Downs has signed a recording contract with Sony Music México, according to a spokesperson with her label. The songstress, formerly on Blue Note, is tentatively ...

  16. Latin Power Players: Alexandra Lioutikoff

    August 02, 2011 12:41 AM EDT Alexandra Lioutikoff Senior VP of Latin membership, ASCAP In a year in which the music business in general has changed dramatically and sales in the Latin music business have continued to sharply decline, Alexandra Lioutikoff's biggest challe ...

  17. Heineken-Sponsored Conectate Tour Launches New Website

    July 28, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Heineken and MX Live Entertainment have launched a new website featuring music acts from the Conéctate Con Heineken tour. Included in the concert series is the Mexican rock band Zoe, who performs July 30 at Los Angeles' Club Nokia. The band i ...

  18. Don Tetto, Mia Mont, Celia Cruz All-Stars, More Rock Billboard Latin Music Conference's New Artist Showcase -- Check Out Photos!

    April 27, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Fellini-esque: Performers at the Billboard Latin Music Conference's New Artist Showcas helped create a carnival-like atmosphere ( Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) MIAMI -- The Billboard Latin Music Conference ended a day of serious di ...

  19. Sony Music Mexico Releases Double-Album To Benefit Japan Quake Victims

    April 05, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Sony Music Mexico has released a double-CD featuring tracks by nearly 40 artists to benefit victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. "Voces por Japón" was released March 29, with all proceeds to be donated to the Mexican Red Cross, w ...

  20. Nortec Collective's NYC Show To Mark Mexican Independence

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New York will celebrate the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution with a week-long schedule of events that includes performances by Nortec Collective and young classical music students. The "Reveali ...

  21. Mexican Singer Syntek Quits Twitter Over Song Controversy

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mexican singer/songwriter Aleks Syntek has yet to return to Twitter after shutting down his postings on the social network Aug. 19. Syntek, who has over 408,000 followers on twitter, wrote in his last posting that his decision was prompted by reac ...

  22. 'Thalia En Primera Fila' Deluxe Edition To Be Released Sept. 28

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Latin is planning to release a deluxe edition of "Thalia En Primera Fila," the live recording by the Mexican pop star, on Sept. 28. The deluxe CD/DVD edition, the label's only deluxe release between now and the end of the ...

  23. Alejandro Fernandez Gets Grammy Spotlight

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mexican superstar Alejandro Fernandez will be the featured artist at the Recording Academy’s first international Latin Grammy Artists Revealed show, taking place Sept. 1 in Mexico City. This is only the third Grammy Artists Revealed show, and the ...

  24. SESAC Latina Honors Jeronimo Sada, 'Cinco Minutos,' Alvani Publishing

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jeronimo Sada won songwriter of the year, Gloria Trevi and Los Horoscopos de Durango's "Cinco Minutos" was named song of the year and Alvani Music Publishing was awarded publisher of the year at the 2010 SESAC Latina awards gala Wed ...

  25. Paulina Rubio Gets Milk

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pop diva Paulina Rubio and her mother, actress Susana Dosamantes, will be the faces of the newest "Got Milk" campaign for Latin audiences. The official campaign will be unveiled during an event in Miami August 3. But a fan web site has p ...

  26. Lucero Signs With Siente Music, Album Coming In Sept.

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Siente Music, the joint venture label between Universal Music Latino and Cisneros Group’s Venevision International, has signed Mexican actress/singer Lucero. Lucero, a child star and telenovela actress who recorded her first album in 1982 on Musar ...

  27. Montero, Canela To Perform At SESAC Latina Awards

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Banda heartthrob German Montero and telenovela star/pop idol Jencarlos Canela will perform at the SESAC Latina awards gala July 21. The event at the Beverly Hills Hotel will celebrate the performing rights organization’s 80th anniversary. Affiliat ...

  28. Benefit Show For Tropical Storm Alex Victims Set For July 17

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Adal Ramones, Bobby Pulido, Dulce María, Los Claxons, Paty Cantú and at least a dozen other artists will perform at a July 17 concert in Monterrey, Mexico, to benefit victims of Tropical Storm Alex in the country's hard-hit Nuevo Leon state. ...

  29. Budweiser, Vicente Fernandez In Sponsorship Deal

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ranchera icon Vicente Fernandez will be the new face of Budweiser in the U.S. for the next three years, in a deal that includes tour support and a national Spanish-language advertising campaign, Billboard.biz has learned. Budweiser will be the pre ...

  30. 'Voces Unidas Por America' Concert To Protest Arizona Law

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ozomatli, Pee Wee and Cristian Castro will headline “Voces Unidas Por America,” a July 17 concert in Albuquerque, N.M., intended to protest Arizona’s immigration enforcement law. The free, ticketed event will take place at the Sandia Casino & ...

  31. Vicente Fernandez Cancels Phoenix Concert

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ranchera icon Vicente Fernandez has canceled his July 18 show at the US Airways Center in Phoenix. Live Nation didn't respond to inquiries at press time about the specific reason for the cancellation. But it comes in the wake of other Latin a ...

  32. Ricky Martin Criticizes Arizona's Immigration Law

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin joined in the criticism of Arizona's new law that will allow police to stop anyone they think might be an illegal immigrant. Appearing at the Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony, Martin said the law "makes no sense," ...

  33. Ex-RBD Christopher von Uckermann Says The Magic Word

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Christopher von Uckermann, formerly one-sixth of Mexican pop phenom RBD, is working a different kind of magic on a new Fox series in Latin America. “Kdabra,” which premiered in Brazil last week and debuts Thursday on Fox’ cable network in the rest ...

  34. Latin Briefs: Univision, Gracenote, Thalia and More

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - Univision and Gracenote have teamed up on a searchable lyrics database on Univision.com. The site is accessible from Univision.com's music page and provides both English- and Spanish-language lyrics from the four major publishers as well as ...

  35. Juan Gabriel, The Flamboyant Master Of Mexican Popular Music, Prepares His First Album In Seven Years

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nobody cuts off Juan Gabriel. After performing a rousing mariachi number at November's Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, it turns out the 61-year-old Mexican entertainer/composer was just getting warmed up. As the lights dimmed, one of his gu ...

  36. Armando Manzanero, Jorge Luis Piloto To Be Honored By ASCAP

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Two of Latin music's most prolific writers, Armando Manzanero and Jorge Luis Piloto, will be honored during ASCAP's 18th annual Latin Music Awards. The gala event, taking place in Los Angeles on March 23, will honor ASCAP's most per ...

  37. Alejandro Fernández Makes Chart History

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández made history by having three albums debut simultaneously on the Top Ten of Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, a first in the chart's 16-year history. Fernández's pop set, "Dos Mundos: Evoluci ...

  38. Latin Briefs: Julieta Venegas, Jack Daniels, Paulina Rubio

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Mexican singer/songwriter Julieta Venegas has partnered with Jack Daniel's for its "Studio No. 7 Latino" music series, coinciding with the release of her new album this spring. Venegas will perform seven private shows in seven U. ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Juan Gabriel To Perform At Latin Grammys

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The show looks like it'll go on for Juan Gabriel in Las Vegas, where he's being honored tomorrow night as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year before performing on the Latin Grammys telecast Thursday night. The singer te ...

  41. Latin Stars Give 'Life' To City Of Hope Project

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group will promote and distribute an original song, "La Gota de la Vida," ("the drop of life") to benefit Los Angeles cancer research center City of Hope and its Hispanic outreach campaign for bone marrow donati ...

  42. Juan Gabriel Faces Nov. 2 Vegas Court Date

    October 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Juan Gabriel's attorney says she's trying to vacate a Las Vegas judge's order for her client to appear in court Nov. 2--days before he's to receive the Latin Grammys' Person of the Year honor in the same city. The singer w ...

  43. Alejandro Fernandez Discusses His ‘Two Worlds’ At Billboard Summit

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singing star Alejandro Fernandez dished on stage fright, coming out of his famous father’s shadow and his two forthcoming albums in a candid and sometimes raunchy keynote Q&A today (Oct. 9) at the Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit in Los ...

  44. Latin Briefs: Fonseca, Microsoft, Andrea Bocelli, Sears

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Colombian artist Fonseca will release his "Gratitud" album in Spain the first week of November. The release will be distributed by EMI but marketed by Fonseca's management team at 10 Music. -Mexican rock band Moderatto will partner ...

  45. Latin Recording Academy Honors Juan Gabriel

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Legendary singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel has been named the Latin Recording Academy's 2009 Person of the Year. Gabriel, whose songs are part of the Latin music canon, will be honored at a black-tie gala Nov. 4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas ...

  46. SESAC Latina Promotes Cheng

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT J.J. Cheng has been promoted to associate VP of SESAC Latina, the performing rights society announced. She was previously senior director of the organization, which she joined in 2002. SESAC Latina's signings in recent years include Claudia B ...

  47. KTZR/Phoenix 'La Preciosa' Flips To Spanish AC

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel station KTZR-FM in Phoenix, which was carrying Mexican hits format “La Preciosa,” has now shifted to Latin adult contemporary. The new Mia 97.1 FM will play hits by the likes of Shakira, Alejandro Fernandez and Paulina Rubio. The sta ...

  48. Nelly Furtado's "Manos," Jenni Rivera's "Ovarios" Leap On Charts

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The big story in this week’s Latin Airplay charts is Nelly Furtado’s “Manos al Aire,” which saw a 60% or more increase in all Latin airplay charts except regional Mexican airplay. On the Hot Latin Songs chart, “Manos” went from 30 to 13 in its thi ...

  49. Ex-RBD Member Christian Chavez Signs With EMI Mexico

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ex-RBD member Christian Chavez signed to EMI Mexico as a solo artist, with his album slated for release in the first quarter of 2010. Chavez caused a stir in 2007 when he announced that he is gay, in a move that’s almost unheard of for a Latin pop ...

  50. Live Thalia Record Set For Sony Release

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After parting ways with longtime label EMI Latin, Mexican singer Thalia will record "Primera Fila," a live CD/DVD to be released on Sony Latin. The "Primera Fila" concept was launched last year with a live CD/DVD by ranchera ic ...

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