Norteño

  1. 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 ...

  2. Intocable Signs Global Licensing Deal With Universal Music Latin Entertainment

    November 13, 2012 9:00 AM EST Tejano/norteño fusion group Intocable, one of the most successful names in the regional Mexican music realm, has signed a global licensing deal with Universal Music Latin Entertainment for its upcoming studio album, Billboard.biz has learned. The ...

  3. Mexican Doc 'Hecho en Mexico' to Feature Music By Cafe Tacvba, Alejandro Fernandez, Others

    November 07, 2012 4:15 PM EST "Hecho en México," a documentary that explores the soul, psyche and the current socio-economic state of Mexico with the music of diverse Mexican artists, interviews and intimate footage of the country's lesser-known landscapes, will ...

  4. 3BallMTY, Gerardo Ortiz Dominate Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 18, 2012 11:00 PM EDT (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images) Young talent and a bold new musical trend dominated the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, with 3BallMTY, the edgy tribal music troupe, winning nine awards, including New Artist of the Year, Artist ...

  5. The Voice Award Goes To...

    October 15, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Los Huracanes del Norte to Receive Award at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards Los Huracanes del Norte are a family affair. The group founded by brothers Heraclio, Jesus and Francisco Garcia Ruvalcaba 40 years ago has grown through the decades t ...

  6. Viva Mexico!

    October 15, 2012 6:43 AM EDT Billboard and Telemundo reunite to present second Mexican music honors. For the second consecutive year, Billboard celebrates the rich diversity, quality, depth and continuing commercial success of regional Mexican music through its Premios Bill ...

  7. Pepe Aguilar, La Original Banda El Limon to be Honored at Billboard Mexican Music Awards; Hosts Announced

    October 11, 2012 9:00 AM EDT The 2012 Billboard Mexican Music Awards presented by State Farm will honor the career achievements of mariachi star Pepe Aguilar, stellar banda group La Original Banda El Limon de Salvador Lizarraga, and norteño music greats Los Huracanes del Nort ...

  8. Larry Hernandez, La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga, More To Perform at Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 09, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Larry Hernandez, La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga, Los Huracanes del Norte, Conjunto Primavera and Yuridia have joined the line-up of performers at the second edition of the Billboard Mexican Music Awards. The awards show, broadcas ...

  9. 3BallMTY, Pepe Aguilar, Julion Alvarez y su Norteno Banda To Perform at Billboard Mexican Music Awards.

    October 01, 2012 3:12 PM EDT BallMTY attend the 2011 Billboard Mexican Music Awards on Oct. 20 in Los Angeles (Getty Images) Performers at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards will include 3BallMTY, the group of young DJs that leads the finalists for the awards with nods in 12 ...

  10. Young Acts Lead Finalists For Second Annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    September 11, 2012 9:30 AM EDT A trio of young acts that espouse different, bold sounds dominates the list of finalists for the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on Telemundo Oct. 18. Presented by ...

  11. The 40-Year Storm, 'Los Huracanes del Norte'

    August 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Los Huracanes del Norte mark anniversary with hits compilation. The year was 1972 and a storm was headed their way on the night when the Garcia brothers recorded their first album as Los Huracanes del Norte (the Hurricanes of the North). Forty yea ...

  12. Gerardo Ortiz, 3BallMty, Michel Telo To Perform, Intocable To Get Lifetime Achievement At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 11, 2012 12:00 PM EDT The 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards are right around the corner, and more artists are being added the closer it gets. The latest round of announced performers includes Gerardo Ortiz, 3BallMty, Michel Telo, El Bebeto, Larry Hernandez, and America ...

  13. Mexican City Bans Los Tigres del Norte for Performing Narcocorridos

    March 13, 2012 9:07 AM EDT The capital of Mexico's Chihuahua state has indefinitely banned the famous norteno group Los Tigres del Norte from playing in the city after the band sang ballads glorifying drug traffickers during a weekend concert. There have been other att ...

  14. Jose Juan Segura, Regional Mexican Manager, Survives Shooting in Sinaloa

    December 13, 2011 3:16 PM EST José Juan Segura, a respected manager in the regional Mexican music realm whose client list includes Los Cuates de Sinaloa and Tigrillo Palma, is in a hospital after being shot numerous times while driving in Sinaloa, Mexico. According to publishe ...

  15. Gerardo Ortiz Sweeps Inaugural Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 21, 2011 2:00 AM EDT Hardcore corrido singer Gerardo Ortiz was the big winner at the inaugural Billboard Mexican Music Awards, taking home six honors, including Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Albums Artist of the Year (for 2010� ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Jenni Rivera, Gerardo Ortiz, Intocable, Larry Hernandez, Shaila Durcal To Play Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    September 28, 2011 9:32 AM EDT A stunning roster of Mexican stars--including leading diva Jenni Rivera, leading finalists Gerardo Ortiz and Larry Hernandez, Julión Alvarez y su Nortño Banda, iconic group Intocable, Grupo Montez de Durango, Banda Los Recoditos, Los Horóscopos de ...

  18. Backbeat: Gerardo Ortiz Showcases New Music at L.A. Album-Release Party

    September 07, 2011 6:36 PM EDT Purgatory: Gerardo Ortiz performed live at L.A's Conga Room at a CD release party for his new album "Entre Dios y el Diablo"/"Between God and the Devil" (Photo: Eddie Sakaki/The Conga Room) Regional Mexican singer/songwrit ...

  19. Gerardo Ortiz Leads Finalists For Inaugural Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    September 01, 2011 8:32 AM EDT A trio of young acts with bicultural appeal and formidable online followings are the leading contenders for the inaugural Billboard Mexican Music Awards (Premios Billboard de la Musica Mexicana), which will air Oct. 27 on Telemundo. The awards m ...

  20. Fresh Faces Lend Newfound Vitality to Regional Mexican

    September 01, 2011 7:50 AM EDT While mostly familiar faces continue to dominate Latin pop, tropical and urban music, regional Mexican has been a dynamic genre buoyed by new acts. Consider the finalists for Billboard's inaugural Regional Mexican Music Awards, who are led ...

  21. Ortiz, Paz and Hernandez Are Top Contenders For Billboard's Inaugural Mexican Music Awards

    August 25, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Gerardo Ortiz, Espinoza Paz and Larry Hernandez, a trio of young acts with bicultural appeal and heavy online presence and following, are the lead contenders for the first annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards (Premios Billboard de la Música Mexic ...

  22. Business Matters: Is Intocable The New Radiohead?

    April 13, 2011 4:41 PM EDT Intocable Is the New Radiohead -- Add Tejano/Norteño band Intocable to the list of successful bands that have left the major label system and gone independent. It's not a household name among the music cognoscenti, but it should be. A handful ...

  23. Conjunto Primavera Cancels Arizona Show In Protest

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Veteran chart-topper Conjunto Primavera has canceled a June 19 show at Phoenix' Dodge Theatre to protest Arizona's new immigration enforcement law. The romantic norteno group, which was to have performed on a double bill with Los Rielero ...

  24. Jenni Rivera Takes Top Honor At Premios De La Radio

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Banda diva Jenni Rivera was named artist of the year Tuesday night at the tenth annual Premios de la Radio, the regional Mexican music awards show presented by Liberman Broadcasting. Rivera, who was also named female soloist of the year, capped of ...

  25. Latin Briefs: Intocable, Estrella TV, Latin Recording Academy

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -After a long career on EMI, Texas-based norteño icons Intocable are licensing their yet-untitled next album on Sony Music Latin. The release, slated for the end of the year, will cover songs by another norteño group, Los Relámpagos del Norte. Fir ...

  26. Regional Mexican Artist Representative Murdered

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Juan Carlos Casillas Castañeda, whose company Producciones Esperanza booked and managed regional Mexican artists, was shot to death as he left a wedding in Puerto Vallarta on Saturday night, according to published reports. Casillas, who until six ...

  27. Latin Radio Briefs: Buitrago, 'Juan'

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Gabriel Buitrago has been named national director of promotion for Universal Latino and Machete Music. He now oversees the labels' national promotion efforts and staff and reports directly to Universal Latino and Machete president Walter Kol ...

  28. LA Mayor, Calle 13 Appear At Premios De La Radio

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and urban group Calle 13 were surprise guests Wednesday night at the Premios de la Radio at L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheatre. The annual regional Mexican awards show is presented by Liberman Broadcasting' ...

  29. Brands Get Spotlight At Regional Mexican Summit

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Inroads have been made in terms of regional Mexican shows and artists getting big-ticket sponsors. But artists and brands still have a lot to learn about correctly matching fans of the genre with sponsors, according to panelists at the Billboard R ...

  30. Promotores Unidos, AEG Live Onboard For Billboard Regional Event

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard has joined forces with Latin concert promotion association Promotores Unidos and AEG Live to produce Billboard Regional Mexicano Noche Premmusa. The event, taking place Oct. 8 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, will feature performances by ...

  31. Byron Brizuela Launches Rize High Records

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Producer/arranger/songwriter Byron Brizuela, known for his production of West Coast urban/regional acts such as Jae-P and Flakiss, has launched his own record company, Rize High Records. The label, based out of Los Angeles, had a soft launch late ...

  32. Intocable Launches Social Network

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Norteño group Intocable has re-launched its Web site with a social network where fans can make profiles and post their own photos, blogs and videos. The new site, designed by InStyle! Software, also allows fans to chat, buy merchandise and use a w ...

  33. Intocable Single Debuts At No. 1

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1999, a song debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's regional Mexican airplay chart. Intocable's "Tu Adios No Mata" takes the top spot this week, the first time a song has done so in its first week since Los Tig ...

  34. 'Rodeo' Set For September Run

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Tigres del Norte, Pepe Aguilar and El Chapo de Sinaloa will perform "The Rodeo of the Decade," a U.S. tour slated to begin in September. The three superstars of norteño, pop/ranchera and banda will be joined by horses in a "musi ...

  35. Conjunto Primavera To Celebrate 30th With Nokia Show

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Conjunto Primavera will celebrate its 30th anniversary as a group by playing the first regional Mexican show at AEG's newly-inaugurated Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The concert at the 7,100-seat venue, located within the L.A. Live complex, i ...

  36. Rivera, Rieleros Win Big At Premios De La Radio

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Liberman Broadcasting KBUE (Que Buena)/Los Angeles' Los Premios de La Radio were handed out Wednesday (Nov. 14) at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Among the night's big winners were Jenni Rivera, who took home Artist of the Year, ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. New Regional Mexican Acts Topic At Summit

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A new generation of regional Mexican acts is redefining a genre steeped in tradition -- and they're doing it by reflecting the second-generation audience itself. Up-and-coming groups and the increasingly bilingual world in which they thrive, ...

  39. Premios Premmusa Nominees Announced

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2007 Premios Premmusa, which honor artists in the regional Mexican genre, were announced Aug. 15 by the Promotores Unidos concert promoters' association. The awards will round out the Billboard Regional Mexican Summit and wil ...

  40. Los Rieleros Del Norte Are Forever Young

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Friday in Stockton, Saturday in Ventura, Sunday in Fresno. The week before, it was Salt Lake City and a show at the Chapingo Autonomous University outside Texcoco, in central Mexico. Twenty-five years after Los Rieleros del Norte got together in P ...

  41. BMI To Honor Los Tigres del Norte

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norteno icons Los Tigres del Norte will be honored as BMI Icons at the performing right organization's upcoming 14th annual Latin Awards Ceremony taking place March 23 in Las Vegas. Los Tigres, regarded as the most iconic and respected norten ...

  42. Los Tigres Del Norte Sign With William Morris

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First norteno artist represented by agency. Los Tigres del Norte, possibly the most established norteno group, has signed a worldwide representation deal with the William Morris Agency. Los Tigres, who are signed to Fonovisa Records, have sold in ...

  43. Los Tigres Del Norte Sign With William Morris

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First norteno artist represented by agency. Los Tigres del Norte, possibly the most established norteno group, has signed a worldwide representation deal with the William Morris Agency. Los Tigres, who are signed to Fonovisa Records, have sold in ...

  44. Rigo Tovar Dead At 59

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mexican star had '70s hits. Mexican tropical icon Rigo Tovar died of a heart attack March 27 in Mexico City. He was 59. Tovar, who became wildly successful in the 1970s with his band Costa Azul, left behind a legacy of hit songs, including &q ...

  45. Intocable

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The two-disc set commemorating the group's 10-year-plus association with EMI Latin is sophisticated norteño fare with delicious readings and crunchy rock'n'roll. The two-disc set commemorating the group's 10-year-plus associati ...