Ricardo Arjona

  1. Gloria Estefan, Ruben Blades Among Nominees to Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

    January 29, 2014 12:58 PM EST Gloria Estefan, Ruben Blades and Ricardo Arjona are among the 24 singer/songwriters and composers nominated to the 2013 Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and its La Musa Awards. Nominees were announced at a press conference in Miami yesterday, with L ...

  2. Carlos Vives, Sergio George, Julio Reyes Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 22, 2013 12:40 AM EST The green carpet never happened as rain fell over Las Vegas, but there were no dampened spirits during the 14th edition of Latin Grammys which celebrated the well-known faces of music and some of the newer voices. The night belonged to two tropica ...

  3. Tr3s Upfront: Ricardo Arjona to Tape 'MTV Unplugged' in November

    May 15, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Ricardo Arjona will tape an "MTV Unplugged" special in November for the U.S. Hispanic network Tr3s.
  
The showcase will feature the Guatemalan crooner, known as a force who regularly fills large stadiu ...

  4. Bon Jovi Takes Customary Spot Atop Hot Tours, Ricardo Arjona at No. 2

    March 15, 2013 11:56 AM EDT   Just as they're in a heated battle for the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top 200 with David Bowie, Bon Jovi takes the No. 1 ranking on the weekly Hot Tours chart with ticket sales totals reported from the first 14 cities on the Because W ...

  5. Ricardo Arjona to Offer 99-Cent Tickets as Hurricane Sandy 'Christmas Gift' for Long Island Show

    December 21, 2012 4:00 PM EST Latin singer Ricardo Arjona will offer fans tickets for 99 cents to his Feb. 10 show at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island as a "Christmas gift" to victims of Hurricane Sandy. The show is part of Arjona's 11-city " ...

  6. Backbeat: Antonio Orozco Performs at Heineken Acoustic Brunch Before Latin Grammys

    November 15, 2012 5:47 PM EST Heineken showcase brings out music executives in support of singer/songwriter Antonio Orozco. (L-R) Sebastian Ducamp, GTS Global Talent Services (manager); Jesus Lopez, chairman Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula; Orozco, Latin Gr ...

  7. Ricardo Arjona, Jesse & Joy, Alejandro Sanz, Ana Victoria, Don Omar: Our Latin Grammy Predictions

    November 14, 2012 10:28 AM EST As is our tradition, here are our yearly predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15, in key categories. This year presents a challenge, as for the first time, there are 10 contenders in each of the main categories (which we think ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Latin Music Could Use An A&R Boost

    October 08, 2012 2:07 PM EDT Genre's audience is increasingly young and bicultural but charts don't always reflect that. For the past several years, the discourse in the Latin entertainment, marketing, advertising, public relations and advertising worlds is that i ...

  10. Song of the Year Nominees Highlight Latin Music's Best Writers

    October 08, 2012 1:59 PM EDT One of the biggest Latin Grammy Award honors goes to those who have created some of the most memorable songs of the year. It's a category that recognizes the creative process by honoring the songwriter, as opposed to record of the year, whi ...

  11. Carlos Vives Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs With New Track

    October 01, 2012 1:26 PM EDT Eight years since the release of his last album in the U.S. and following a seven-year absence from the Billboard charts, Colombian star Carlos Vives debuts at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart with "Volví a Nacer" today. The track is t ...

  12. Juan Luis Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 25, 2012 1:20 PM EDT A slew of Latin artists, from pop star Ricardo Arjona to Brazilian icons Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and rockers Carla Morrison and Juanes, are nominated for Album of the Year for the 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards, ...

  13. Gaby Moreno Makes New Moves

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Singer Gaby Moreno brings her soulful tunes to Latin audiences with her first all-Spanish album. Gaby Moreno presented her new album, "Postales", with a show at Los Angeles' Largo nightclub, turning the stage into a Pan-American hon ...

  14. The Billboard Q&A: Lucas Pina

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The concert and radio promoter expands the reach of SBS' live division. Lucas Pina thinks big. Since taking over as senior VP of SBS Entertainment-the live entertainment division of Spanish Broadcasting System-three years ago, he has been cre ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Gaby Moreno Signs With Ricardo Arjona's Metamorfosis

    March 29, 2012 8:33 PM EDT Bilingual singer/songwriter Gaby Moreno, whose music is inspired by such singers as Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald, has signed a recording contract with Metamorfosis, according to a representative for the label. Metamorfosis was founded by Ricard ...

  17. Backbeat: Ricardo Arjona Talks About The 'Freedom' Of Independent Album @ L.A.'s Conga Room

    October 31, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Pop singer Ricardo Arjona performs for at a private concert for fans in Los Angeles at L.A. Live's Conga Room. The entertainer performed music from his newest album, "Independiente." (Photo by: DDPixels.com) Pop singer/songwriter Ri ...

  18. Exclusive: Gloria Estefan to Release New Album Via Target Partnership

    September 06, 2011 10:55 AM EDT After spending most of her career signed to Sony labels, Gloria Estefan is taking a completely different direction with her new album, which will be released Sept. 27 as an exclusive partnership with Target, .biz has learned. "Little Miss Hav ...

  19. Ricardo Arjona to Release Next Album on Independent Label

    July 06, 2011 5:48 PM EDT Ricardo Arjona, one of Latin music's top-selling and top touring acts, will release his next album on his own independent label, Billboard.biz has learned. Arjona, a pop singer/songwriter who has spent his entire career signed to majors-first ...

  20. Iglesias Returns To No. 1

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During a rather static Latin chart week—both for radio and sales—Enrique Iglesias returns to the No. 1 spot on the Top Latin Albums chart with “Euphoria” (Universal Music Latino/Republic), claiming the position for the eighth week since its July 2 ...

  21. Arjona Bumps Iglesias From Top Latin Albums Perch

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias’ seven-week reign atop Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart with “Euphoria” (Universal) ends this week with the entry of Ricardo Arjona’s “Poquita Ropa” (Warner), a 12-track set of acoustic songs with sparse instrumentation produced ...

  22. Ricardo Arjona Sets 18-Stop U.S. Tour

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ricardo Arjona announced the dates of his summer tour in support of his latest Warner album, "Quinto Piso." Arjona's trek will take him to major markets from Miami's American Airlines Arena July 30 to Las Vegas' the New Jo ...

  23. Arjona Plots U.S. Tour

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ricardo Arjona will follow up the recent release of his first album for Warner, "Quinto Piso," with a summer U.S. tour. Arjona will perform 24 shows in theaters and arenas between July and September, closing in Las Vegas around Mexican I ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 6 Questions With Ricardo Arjona

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST When Guatemalan singer/songwriter Ricardo Arjona's recording contract with his longtime label Sony BMG ended this year, he didn't attempt to renew or start a bidding war among the other majors. He easily could have. Arjona is one of the ...

  26. Ricardo Arjona Switches Management Team

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following the recent announcement of his shift to Warner Music Latin America, after spending the majority of his career with Sony BMG, singer/songwriter Ricardo Arjona has also added a new management team. Effective immediately, the artist will be ...

  27. Ricardo Arjona Signs With Warner Music Latina

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After spending the majority of his career signed to Sony, and later, Sony BMG, Guatemalan singer/songwriter and top-selling artist Ricardo Arjona has signed a long-term recording deal with Warner Music Latina. The deal was closed this month, and A ...

  28. Shakira Dominates Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held live Nov. 2. Pop is the dominant theme in the list of nominees for the seventh annual Latin Grammys, with Shakira leading the fray with six nods. Shakira's sweep in nominations comes on the strength of her Spanish language set " ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. ASCAP Latin Music Awards Scheduled For March 7

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Special honoree to be singer/songwriter Ricardo Arjona. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), will host its 14th annual Latin music awards March 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca. The special honoree of ...