Reggaeton

  1. Arjona Posts Career-Best Sales Week

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST With sales approaching the 18,000 unit mark, singer/songwriter Ricardo Arjona notched his best-selling week ever on the Billboard charts, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Arjona’s new studio album, “5to Piso,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top La ...

  2. 'Ugly Betty' Strikes A 'Pose'

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Daddy Yankee's "Pose" will air on ABC's "Ugly Betty" this Thursday. It will play during a Mode magazine party scene, according to label Universal. Written by the artist (aka Raymond Ayala), the song is at No. 17 on Bi ...

  3. Siente To Distribute Marcy Place

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Siente Music has signed a licensing deal with Orfanato Music Group, the label that belongs to reggaetón star Don Omar, to market and distribute urban bachata group Marcy Place. Marcy Place’s debut album, “B From Marcy Place,” will be released Nov. ...

  4. Jenni Rivera Grabs First No. 1 Debut

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Banda diva Jenni Rivera has the first No. 1 debut of her career on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart this week for her latest on Fonovisa, "Jenni." The album moved 16,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it Rivera' ...

  5. Latin News Briefs: 'La Fabrika del Reggaeton,' Pesado

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Riding a wave of hits by Panamanian artists, Live Nation, Orjuela Entertainment and label Panama Music are presenting a Los Angeles concert Nov. 8 headlined by Eddy Lover, La Factoria and Mach & Daddy. Panama Music/Machete labelmates Makano, ...

  6. Maya Grabs Daddy Yankee Rights

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Film and entertainment company Maya Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to Daddy Yankee's debut film, "Talento de Barrio." The film, starring the reggaetón star in the title role, will be released theatrically across the Unit ...

  7. Flex Links With BMI

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Panamanian phenom Flex, whose pop-reggaeton hit "Te Quiero" is in its 15th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, has affiliated as a songwriter with performing right society BMI. The society announced F ...

  8. Vocalist Arcangel Preps Debut Solo Album

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Arcangel, who has been a featured vocalist on countless reggaeton compilations and on hit tracks such as "Chica Virtual" and "Algo Musical," is prepping for the fall release of his first solo album, "La Maravilla." Th ...

  9. Reggaeton Gets 'Grand Theft' Push

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton artists should get a boost from "Grand Theft Auto IV," the new video game that sold 6 million copies and took in $500 million in sales in its first week, according to game publisher Take Two. One of the 16 in-game "radio s ...

  10. PDs Weigh Role Of Local Programming

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Programming locally in markets with diverse Spanish-speaking populations can present a challenge, but also an opportunity to discover new talent, program directors said today at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. Julie Garza, on-air personality ...

  11. Opinion: Getting The Reggaeton Business—And Music—In Order

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite what critics said when reggaetón first came on the scene, it proved to be a force to be reckoned with as a genre of Latin music. In 2004 and 2005, reggaetón artists and producers established that the genre had the ability to appeal to a di ...

  12. Alexis y Fido Link With AT&T

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton stars Alexis y Fido act and rap in AT&T's new campaign advertising unlimited calls to and from Puerto Rico between AT&T subscribers. Actress Roselyn Sanchez and the Orlando Magic's Carlos Arroyo also appear in the ads, ...

  13. Wisin & Yandel: Empire Building

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Wisin & Yandel had an epiphany a year ago in December, while playing a 17-and-under party in New York. "We looked around, and all you saw was kids listening to their music on their phones and sharing the ringtones," manager Edgar And ...

  14. Wu-Tang Latino To Distribute Download Cards For New Comp

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Latino will promote its first compilation, “Wu Latino Presenta La Familia,” with 200,000 free download cards distributed at college campuses. The Latin urban label is partnering with digital distributor The Orchard to make the album availa ...

  15. Wisin & Yandel, SunCom Launch Branded Phone

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Reggaetón power duo Wisin & Yandel have partnered with wireless company SunCom Wireless in Puerto Rico to launch their own cellphone, in alliance with Motorola. The MOTOKRZR K1 Wisin vs. Yandel Limited Edition, on sale today, will contain Wisi ...

  16. Daddy Yankee Bosses Latin Tour

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Following his performance at the Latin Grammys Nov. 8, Daddy Yankee will take his "El Cartel: The Big Boss" tour to several Latin American cities. Yankee has already played some 20 shows, including a few South of the border. This second ...

  17. Day 1 Preps 'Yo Soy Barrio' Tour

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Latin's artist management arm, Day 1 Entertainment, is kicking off its "Yo Soy Barrio" tour in tandem with three new releases by its artists. Urban acts Voltio, Alexis y Fido and Toby Love are performing together on the tou ...

  18. Jay-Z Leapfrogs Eagles, Britney For No. 1 Debut

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z scores his 10th No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, as "American Gangster" (Def Jam) debuts on top this week after selling 425,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper thus ties Elvis Presley in sec ...

  19. Machete Takes Up-And-Comers To The Movies

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Machete Music will promote its new compilation of mostly up-and-coming West Coast Latin urban artists, "Rikraf Entertainment Presents: La Costa Nuestra," in movie theaters nationwide. Beginning this week, single "Back to You" b ...

  20. Exclusive: A Zune Of Their Own

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wisin & Yandel, the reggaetón duo with an uncanny knack for delivering hit singles, will now become the first act to get its own customized Zune player, Billboard has learned. The limited-edition Wisin & Yandel Zune device will hit Wal-Mar ...

  21. Island Def Jam To Launch Mobile Music Offering

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group is launching a mobile music subscription service dubbed IDJ Radio. The service will feature six streaming "radio" stations and on-demand music videos featuring hip-hop/R&B, old school classics, and Reggaeto ...

  22. Twista Speaks On Congressional Hearings

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As rappers David Banner and Master P joined more than a dozen representatives on Capitol Hill today for a hearing on the content of hip-hop and rap lyrics , fellow MC Twista weighed-in, stating "hip-hop music is just a scapegoat." " ...

  23. 'Feel the Noise' Coming Sept. 25

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Sony Norte will release the soundtrack to Sony BMG's movie "Feel the Noise," the first feature produced under Sony BMG's film unit, Sept. 25. Columbia is currently working Omarion's single "Cut Off Time" ...

  24. Department Store Chain La Curacao To Launch Digital Store

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Department store chain La Curacao will launch a digital music store by the end of the year called Pasito Tunes. Powered by digital entertainment provider MusicNet, the bilingual service will offer Latin music downloads in genres such as salsa, cum ...

  25. Calle 13 Inks With Warner/Chappell

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Irreverent rap/reggaeton duo Calle 13 has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music, Billboard.biz has learned. The deal covers Calle 13's catalog of work, including their 2005 debut album "Calle 13" and the ...

  26. Daddy Yankee Ups The Game On ‘El Cartel: The Big Boss’

    June 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daddy Yankee: “El Cartel: The Big Boss” Producers: various El Cartel/Interscope Release Date: June 5 There's a lot riding on Daddy Yankee's first full studio set under his new deal with Interscope. Perhaps that explains why this disc is ...

  27. Univision Boosts Online Video Offering

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music videos, artist interviews and highlights of shows like "Primer Impacto" and "Despierta America" are now available at Univision.com's new video portal , launched today. The free site is searchable by program, genre an ...

  28. Calle 13 Line Up Stateside Summer Trek

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rico's Calle 13 will hit both U.S. coasts this summer in a series of concerts in support of its latest album for Sony BMG, "Residente O Visitante." The hip-hop/reggaeton/alternative duo will hit Irvine, Calif.'s Reventon ...

  29. Roof Records, Machete Music Team

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie label The Roof Records is partnering with Machete Music for four releases this year in the urban mambo genre, including a DVD on the developing style of spoken word over a lightning-quick drumbeat. The first compilation, "Mambo Factory ...

  30. Wal Mart, MTV Tr3s Get Behind Daddy Yankee

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daddy Yankee's June 5 release "El Cartel: The Big Boss" will get a boost from Wal-Mart and bilingual entertainment channel MTV Tr3s. The El Cartel/Interscope album will be available at Wal-Mart as an exclusive MTV Tr3s-branded packa ...

  31. Daddy Yankee To Hit The Road

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee will support his upcoming album "The Cartel: The Big Boss," due June 5 via El Cartel/Interscope, with a 40-city tour of the U.S. and Latin America, starting Aug. 31 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Billb ...

  32. Reggaeton, Regional Mexican Dominate BMI Awards

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reggaetón and regional Mexican music were powerful forces in the performance arena in 2006. At the 14th annual BMI Latin Music Awards, the two genres reigned with Juan Luis Morera Luna and Llandel Veguilla Malavé, better known as the reggaeton duo ...

  33. Reebok, Daddy Yankee Open Shoe Line To The Fans

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reebok and reggaeton sensation Daddy Yankee are opening their DY collection to the fans. Starting today, consumers can create their own individualized version of Daddy Yankee's signature DY shoe via the Web site rbkcustom.com. Launched in 200 ...

  34. Newcomers Top Billboard Latin Award Finalists

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rakim and Ken-Y, the reggaeton newcomers who aptly blended romance with dance beats on their debut album, "Masterpiece: Nuestra Obra Maestra" (Pina/Universal Latino), lead the list of finalists for the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards. ...

  35. Shakira, Calle 13 Win Big At Latin Grammys

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Colombian bombshell Shakira and reggaeton newcomers Calle 13 of Puerto Rico dominated the seventh annual Latin Grammy Awards last night (Nov. 2) in a show celebrating music from throughout the America Colombian bombshell Shakira and reggaeton newc ...

  36. Almodovar To Exit BMI

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Has presided over Latin department since 1993. Diane Almodovar, BMI's longtime VP of Latin writer/publisher relationships is leaving her post to pursue what she calls her "entrepreneurial spirit," Billboard.biz has learned. After ne ...

  37. Daddy Yankee Fans Fall Prey To Fake Shows

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of fans duped. Reggaeton superstars rarely make it to Hardeeville, S.C. So last month, local music fan Richard Martinez gladly forked over $100 at the door for a Daddy Yankee concert that had been advertised on local radio. But after a th ...

  38. Billboard Awards Latin Superstars, Newcomers

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Staged April 27 in Hollywood, Fla. The 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards sent a clear message that the Latin audience has accepted new sounds, from reggaetón to rock to progressive tropical music. The producer of the year award went to the reggaet ...

  39. Is Reggaeton Losing Its Purity?

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Day 2: 'Rhythm, Rap & Reggaeton' panel. Reggaeton may have fostered unity in the Latin music community when it blew up in the mainstream a year ago, but panelists at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami addr ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Julio Voltio and DJ Nelson Ink EMI Pub Deals

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Continuing its run of high profile reggaeton and hip hop signings, EMI Music Publishing Latin America has inked deals with two major acts -- Julio Voltio and DJ Nelson. Continuing its run of high profile reggaeton and hip-hop signings, EMI Music P ...

  42. Daddy Yankee Wins Big At Latin Ascap Awards

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Takes honors for songwriter, Latin song of year. Reggaetón’s rule over the Latin airwaves was ratified March 7 at the El Premio Ascap Latin Music Awards, with Daddy Yankee taking home honors for songwriter of the year and his song “Lo Que Pasó Pas ...

  43. Jamster! Partners With Ritmo Tunes

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal moves content provider in Latin Market. Digital content provider Jamster! is entering the Latin music world via a partnership with Ritmo Tunes, a new Latin mobile content distribution company. Ritmo Tunes main shareholder is DJ Nelson, who wi ...

  44. Daddy Yankee, RBD Lead Billboard Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican pop phenomenon RBD - both part of the youth movement that dominated Billboard's Latin charts last year - are the leading finalists for the 2006 Billboard Latin Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican po ...

  45. Daddy Yankee, RBD Lead Billboard Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican pop phenomenon RBD—both part of the youth movement that dominated Billboard’s Latin charts last year—are the leading finalists for the 2006 Billboard Lat Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican pop phenomeno ...

  46. DRA Gets Daddy Yankee Exclusive

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will distribute 'Barrio Fino.' Independent digital music aggregator and distributor Digital Rights Agency won the exclusive rights to distribute Daddy Yankee’s “Barrio Fino” album via digital and mobile channels. Daddy Yankee is signed t ...

  47. DADDY YANKEE

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Barrio Fino En Directo" is a live collection, culled from Daddy Yankee's recent U.S. and Latin American tour. It is also a bridge to his upcoming studio album, "El Cartel," due out in 2006. Five new "Barrio Fino En D ...

  48. Daddy Yankee Partners With Reebok

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Like 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Nelly before him, reggaetón superstar Daddy Yankee has partnered with Reebok for his own collection. The signature collection, DY, will encompass athletic footwear, apparel an Like 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Nelly before him, regga ...

  49. Daddy Yankee Wins Big At Latin Fan Awards

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Reggaeton star gets five nods. Daddy Yankee was the top winner at the 2005 El Premio de la Gente-Latin Music Fan Awards, which aired nationwide Oct. 29 on the Telemundo network. The reggaeton star won five awards including album and artist of the ...

  50. Noreaga To Release All-reggaeton Album

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Set to drop in March. Queens, NY-based rapper Noreaga has inked a deal with Def Jam CEO Jay-Z’s new world music label, Roc-LA-Familia to release an all-reggaeton album. The album, titled “Nore a La Familia” is set to drop in March 2006 and will fe ...

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