Puerto Rican people

  1. 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 ...

  2. The Billboard Q&A: Tommy Torres

    October 09, 2012 6:16 AM EDT On Oct. 2, Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Tommy Torres released "12 Historias" (Warner), his first album in four years. The pop/rock set takes its cues from the likes of Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel and early Elton John. It's ...

  3. Indie Work Yields Major Deal For Puerto Rico's Sie7e

    June 28, 2011 7:30 PM EDT Underscoring the continuing ability of independent efforts in breaking new artists in the Latin realm, David Rodríguez, better known as Sie7e, has signed a recording deal with Warner Music Latina after the breakthrough success of his most recent a ...

  4. Gocho, Wise To Release Solo Albums In 2011

    March 03, 2011 6:05 PM EST Puerto Rican Latin urban music producer and composer Gocho, who's worked with the likes of Don Omar, Angel y Khriz and Daddy Yankee, has signed with Venemusic to release his first solo album. "Mi Musica" (My Music) is slated for rel ...

  5. Ricky Martin Gets In 'Shape'

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After launching his own television production company last year, Ricky Martin is slated to soon begin production of the first show aimed at the U.S. Latin marketplace. Through RM 5to Elemento, the production company set up by Martin’s Ricky Martin ...

  6. Behind The Scenes: A Talk With Billboard Latin Awards Producer Tony Mojena

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Awards are synonymous with producer Tony Mojena, who has been behind the televised show since 1998 and was a driving force in its move to Puerto Rico this year. Mojena, a native of Cuba who grew up in Puerto Rico, is also ...

  7. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Urban Artist Tito El Bambino

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Tito El Bambino Title: Artist, a finalist for 18 Billboard Latin Music Awards thanks to his hit "El Amor" from his album "El Patron." Panel: Rising Above - The Evolution of the Latin Urban Movement (Tuesday, April 27, 4:0 ...

  8. Aventura, Ricky Martin Among Acts Assisting In Haiti Relief

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Latin artists are pitching in to help victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti with everything from benefit concerts to donations to volunteer work. Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel are donating $200,000 to rebuild an orphanage ...

  9. 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards Heads To Puerto Rico

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST For the first time in its more than 20-year history, the Billboard Latin Music Awards will take place in Puerto Rico, marking the first time the show goes on the road from its traditional Miami homebase. The awards, presented by State Farm, will b ...

  10. Ednita Nazario's 'Soy' Tallies Strong First-Week

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Puerto Rican singer Ednita Nazario debuts on top of the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart with her set "Soy" (Sony Latin), notching the highest first week sales for a female Latin act so far this year. Nazario sold over 16,000 copies, acc ...

  11. Tego Calderon Shops Distro Deal, Plans Next Album

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tego Calderon is recording his yet-untitled album under his Jiggiri label and plans to release it before the end of the year, the urban star tells Billboard. Calderon says his label, formerly a JV with Atlantic, is now fielding distribution offers ...

  12. ASCAP Latin Awards Set For March

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its 17th annual El Premio ASCAP on March 3 at the Ritz Carlton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The gala event honors the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performe ...

  13. Tropisounds' Mario Marrero Dies From Cancer

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mario Marrero, a composer, executive producer and pastor who worked in A&R at indie label Tropisounds, has died. He was 55. Marrero passed away from cancer at the University Hospital Medical Center in Broward County, Fla., on Wednesday, accord ...

  14. Latin Briefs: Kudai, Live Nation, Jose Feliciano

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Chilean pop group Kudai has begun a series of trips to indigenous communities in Latin America under the auspices of UNICEF. The group's visits, which will be filmed for an MTV Latin America special to be shown next year, began this month i ...

  15. 'Postcards From The Stars' Launches With Ricky Martin

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A Puerto Rican digital media company has launched a new online service that allows users to send personalized video greetings. “Postcards From The Stars” launched Oct. 21 with an alliance with Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin. For $3.99 a pop, ...

  16. Mobile Carrier Centennial Preps Talent Competition

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rican mobile carrier Centennial is touting what it calls "the first vocal talent competition via the cellphone." The promotion, dubbed "Phonestar," calls for contestants to dial a code (*7827) on their Centennial phones ...

  17. Cullen Upped At SMG Puerto Rico

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wesley Elizabeth Cullen has been promoted to the post of assistant GM for SMG Puerto Rico, the company in charge of administering Puerto Rico's José Miguel Agrelot coliseum. Cullen reports to Chris Hansen, who was appointed GM for the venue o ...

  18. Menudos Mark XM2

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Much ado has been made lately of the new Menudos, whose members were culled from an MTV reality show. But a new class of ex-Menudos has emerged, XM2. The group comprises former group members Sergio Blass, Ruben Gomez, Rawy Torres and Jonathan Mont ...

  19. Latin Acts To Play Apple Stores For Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra, Pepe Aguilar, Xtreme and Jeremias are some of the Latin acts set to perform at Apple stores in five U.S. cities as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The series begins Sept. 15 with a performance by the B-Side Players at Apple' ...

  20. Pagan, Torres Ink With Warner Chappell

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Writer/producer José Luis Pagán and singer/songwriter Tommy Torres have been scooped up for publishing deals with Warner Chappell's Latin division. Pagán, who has recently worked with Jennifer Lopez, Thalia, Marc Anthony and Chayanne, among o ...

  21. Latin Jazz Legend Barretto Dies

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin jazz movement that exploded in New York in the late 1940s, died Feb. 17 in Hackensack, NJ. He was 76 years Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barr ...

  22. Martin Plans Int'l Tours

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tour to kick off in Mexico City Nov. 15. Ricky Martin will turn to Latin America to kick off his upcoming international tour. Martin's "Visa Presents a Night With Ricky Martin" tour will jump start in Mexico City's Auditorio Na ...

  23. Latin Notas

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin's new single "I Don't Care," featuring Fat Joe and Amerie, is slated to hit radio Aug. 30. Why then, did the track surface briefly on the Pop 100 chart in July? Read Leila Cobo's column. Ricky Martin's ne ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Medina Countersues Martin

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Angelo Medina, the Puerto Rican empresario who managed Ricky Martin for 12 years, has filed a $63.5 million countersuit against his former client, alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment and pa Angelo Medina, the Puerto Rican empresario who ...

  26. Ricky Martin Signs With Benny Medina

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ricky Martin has signed with Benny Medina at Handprint Entertainment for management. The Sony artist parted ways earlier this year with longtime manager Angelo Medina (no relationship to Benny). Ricky Martin has signed with Benny Medina at Handpri ...