Ricky Martin

  1. Corner Office: Afo Verde, Head of Sony Latin, on Ricky Martin, His Producer Roots and Argentine Pride

    October 20, 2014 11:46 AM EDT The 50 or so ­employees at Sony Music Entertainment’s Miami headquarters are used to seeing Afo Verde walk briskly, fitting for a part-time soccer player. But today, he limps, still recovering from a 3-month-old ankle fracture sustained during h ...

  2. Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias and Others Dish on Their 2014 Latin Chart Smashes

    August 19, 2014 8:02 AM EDT The sound of tropical-laced romance dominated radio airwaves for the first half of the year, according to Billboard's Hot Latin Songs recap of hits charting in the issues dated Dec. 7, 2013 through June 28, 2014. The style was a softening of ...

  3. Chart Moves: Florida Georgia Line On A 'Roll' With Jason Derulo Remix; Jamie N Commons, X Ambassadors Surge Thanks To Beats, 'Orange Is The New Black' Synchs; Ricky Martin's 'Vida' Vaults

    June 13, 2014 12:29 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, while holding at No. 2 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem." Plus, Sam Smith soars 19-10 with ...

  4. Shakira To Perform at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Shakira is the latest superstar confirmed to perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! ?• Video:   Top BBMA Performances ?• GIFs: ? See the Finalists • Photos:   60 Memorable ...

  5. Katy Perry To Perform ‘Birthday’ At Sunday's Billboard Music Awards

    May 13, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Katy Perry will have a “Birthday” party at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The pop superstar will give the world-premiere TV performance of her new song “Birthday” at the May 18 BBMAs in Las Vegas. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Mile ...

  6. Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'Birthday' Blasts Up Hot 100; Jhene Aiko Tops Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop; Chrissie Hynde Previews First Solo Album

    May 02, 2014 10:54 AM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, flies 18-7. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Pharrell ...

  7. Sony Australia Appoints Tim Kelly To Asia Pacific Marketing Role

    April 29, 2014 4:10 AM EDT Universal Music Australia GM marketing Tim Kelly will join Sony Music Australia as GM marketing Asia Pacific, with effect from June 2. Based at Sony’s East Sydney offices, Kelly will be responsible for directing the marketing of Sony Music's ...

  8. Countdown to the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference: 1999-2003

    April 11, 2014 12:07 PM EDT In honor of the 25 anniversary of Billboard's Latin Music Conference, Billboard.biz is breaking out the greatest moments from Latin music's premiere event. The conference has hosted Superstar Q&A’s from Latin legends including Pitbul ...

  9. Franco de Vita to Receive Hall of Fame Honor at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 31, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Franco de Vita, the Venezuelan singer/songwriter whose perceptive pop/rock ballads have brought him international fame over his three-decade career, will be honored with the Billboard Hall of Fame Award at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards pre ...

  10. Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, Banda el Recodo to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Pop star Ricky Martin, crooner Luis Fonsi and Mexican act Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizarraga will perform during the upcoming telecast of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Register today for Billboard's 2014 Latin Music Conference & Award ...

  11. Chart Moves: The Chainsmokers Take '#SELFIE' To Top Of Top Dance Chart; Florida Georgia Line Leads Hot Country Songs; Paramore Has 'Fun' At Pop Radio

    March 21, 2014 2:29 PM EDT As previously reported , Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week and Soko and Aloe Blacc both blast into the top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- American Authors: As it climbs ...

  12. Countdown to the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference: 1989-1993

    March 17, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a special discount. In honor of the 25 anniversary of Billboard's Latin Music Conference, Billboard.biz is breaking out the g ...

  13. Chart Moves: American Authors Pen First No. 1; Brantley Gilbert Pops Cork Atop Hot Country Songs; Wisin's All-Star Collab Storms Latin Lists

    March 07, 2014 10:30 AM EST As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" caps the Billboard Hot 100. Who else deserves a hat's off thanks to notable moves on Billboard song charts this week? -- American Authors: Spotlighted as recently as late Novem ...

  14. Ricky Martin's World Cup Song Written By Elijah King; Salaam Remi to Produce

    February 10, 2014 4:00 PM EST Ricky Martin will record a 2014 World Cup song written by Elijah King, an artist who has made several appearances on the Billboard Latin charts since 2009. Sony Music announced today (Feb. 10) that King is the winner of Sony's "Supersong ...

  15. Ricky Martin Appoints New Management Team

    January 15, 2014 12:11 PM EST After nearly a decade with manager Bruno del Granado, superstar Ricky Martin has appointed a new management team made up of Veikko Fuhrmann and Rebecca Drucker. The two will work with Martin’s longtime personal manager, José Vega, in looking af ...

  16. Will.i.am, Kylie Minogue Appointed Coaches for ‘The Voice’ Australia

    November 26, 2013 4:39 AM EST "The Voice Australia" is changing things up for its third season as the show's original coaches, Seal and Delta Goodrem, won't be returning in 2014, announced the Nine Network Nine Network on Tuesday.  Instead "The Voice U ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. What to Expect at Tonight's Latin Grammy Awards: Pop Music

    November 21, 2013 3:30 PM EST At tonight's Latin Grammys, to be broadcast live on Univision from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, you can expect pop music in various forms to make a strong showing with many familiar faces in the running including Colombian si ...

  19. Latin Grammy Week: Miguel Bosé Talks Person of the Year Honor, the Business of New Talent and Jenni Rivera

    November 20, 2013 8:21 PM EST What do Ricky Martin, Juanes and Laura Pausini all have in common? This week they're joining forces to celebrate their friend Miguel Bosé during Latin Grammy week. Bosé, one of Spain's most celebrated singer/songwriters, is being feted ...

  20. Ricky Martin, Fergie Among Celebs Supporting Human Rights Campaign's LGBT Crusade

    November 04, 2013 11:09 AM EST Ricky Martin and Fergie, along with Jonah Hill, Kristen Bell, Kevin Bacon and other celebs, kick off today’s launch of the HRC’s (Human Rights Campaign) latest crusade: Love Conquers Hate. The campaign is asking Americans to support Russia’s LGB ...

  21. Sony Music, DNA Extend Production Deal

    October 02, 2013 2:27 AM EDT Sony Music has extended its deal with Australian songwriting and production team DNA. The new arrangement continues on from an exclusive production deal struck between DNA and Sony Music in 2012. From that earlier pact, track sales written and p ...

  22. Wisin Announces Solo Album for December

    September 19, 2013 6:04 PM EDT The artist known as Wisin, one half of the powerhouse urban duo Wisin y Yandel, has signed a recording deal with Sony Music and will release a solo album in December. The announcement by Sony comes less than a week after the news that Yandel wil ...

  23. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washing ...

  24. Ricky Martin Invites Fans to Create a 2014 World Cup Song

    September 13, 2013 3:41 PM EDT Ricky Martin is inviting fans to enter an international contest created by Sony to write a 2014 FIFA World Cup song and, which he will record. The song will not be the official 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem (as was erroneously reported elsewhere), ...

  25. Paola Guanche Wins 'La Voz Kids'

    July 29, 2013 12:45 AM EDT Paola Guanche, a 12-year-old who proved her worth singing in both English and Spanish, was voted the winner of the first season of “La Voz Kids” (The Voice Kids).   The curly-haired daughter of Cuban musicians performed an impressive renditio ...

  26. Harrison Craig Wins Australia’s 'The Voice,' Finale Ratings Solid

    June 18, 2013 2:48 AM EDT Australia’s finale of “The Voice” was the most-watched show Monday night Down Under. But its ratings were well-down on last year’s massive grand final viewing figures. Some 2.307 million viewers in the five metro cities tuned-in to watch teenage ...

  27. Pepsi Teams With Universal Latin, Expands Support of Emerging Artists

    April 19, 2013 10:54 AM EDT Pepsi, known for its tradition of brand partnerships with the biggest artists of the day, is prepping a spate of new programs that will give lesser-known acts the same kind of exposure as some of the legends who've graced its campaigns. L ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Juan Carlos Calderon, Renowned Spanish Composer, Dead at 74

    November 28, 2012 2:09 PM EST A pioneer of Spanish-language pop in the 1970s. Composer, producer, arranger and musician Juan Carlos Calderón died Monday (Nov. 26) in a Madrid hospital. The cause was cardiac arrest, according to Europa Press Calderón work with artists including ...

  30. Enrique Iglesias Extends Record For Most Latin Airplay No. 1s

    November 19, 2012 3:19 PM EST Enrique Iglesias extends his Nielsen BDS-era record for the most No. 1s on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart, as "Finally Found You," featuring Sammy Adams, soars 11-1 to become his 23rd topper on the tally. The song makes a 59% gain ...

  31. Jon Secada 'Never Too Far Away' From AC - Or His Fans

    October 26, 2012 3:17 PM EDT "Growing up listening to the radio, the main thing for me was always respecting good music. Once my career got going, I've always felt, whether or not I wrote it, a song that touches my heart hopefully will touch other people's hear ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. En Breve: Luz Casal, SBS Radio, TuneIn, and Mana

    October 09, 2012 6:05 AM EDT Luz CasaL inks SESAC Latina deal Spanish pop-rock singer Luz Casal, who will receive a lifetime achievement honor at the Latin Grammy Awards in November, has signed with SESAC Latina for the United States and Puerto Rico. In a statement, Casal s ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Cee Lo Green Inks First-Look Deal With NBC, Developing Semi-Autobiographical Scripted Comedy

    September 06, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Cee Lo Green is adding scripted TV to his repertoire. "The Voice" coach has inked a first-look deal with NBC to develop, produce and potentially star in new projects -- scripted and unscripted -- for the network under his newly launched ...

  36. Target Refuses to Stock Frank Ocean Album After iTunes Exclusive

    July 12, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Target will not be carrying Frank Ocean's debut studio album, "Channel Orange," which is projected to make an unexpectedly strong debut on the Billboard 200 next week. According to statements from the company and Ocean's manage ...

  37. Target Not Carrying Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' in Response to iTunes Exclusive, Not Ocean's Sexuality

    July 11, 2012 6:41 PM EDT Target will not be carrying Frank Ocean's debut studio album Channel Orange , in response to the label's decision to sell it ahead of its scheduled release date via iTunes -- not due to Ocean's sexuality -- according to statements f ...

  38. Chart Moves: One Direction's Continued Success on Billboard 200, 'Evita' & 'Magic Mike' Albums Debut

    July 06, 2012 6:49 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This week on the Billboard 200, Linkin Park triumphed over Maroon 5, securing the rock band its fifth No. 1 album on the chart. The former's new "Living Things" sold 223,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while ...

  39. Latin Music Festival is Among the Hottest Radio-Sponsored Events in the U.S.

    June 28, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Latin music festival is among the hottest radio-sponsored events in the U.S. Hours after tickets went on sale for this year's Reventon Super Estrella concert in Los Angeles, taking place Aug. 10 at the Staples Center, all were gone by the end ...

  40. 'Call Me Maybe' Tops the Hot 100

    June 21, 2012 7:35 PM EDT It's been a cool day today," Carly Rae Jepsen, calling in from Los Angeles, says casually. "I ran into RedFoo from LMFAO at the airport, and we've been writing a song together today. Over the phone." This is Jepsen's ...

  41. Backbeat: Secret Show at Draco Rosa's Studio Inaugurates L.A.'s Fairfax Sessions

    June 13, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Artyom Manukyan and Arto Tunçboyaciyan performing at Phantom Vox studio's Fairfax Sessions. (Photo: David Navas) While the usual stream of cars rumbled down West Hollywood's Fairfax Avenue outside Phantom Vox Studios , a secret show was ...

  42. Why The Wanted Play Gay Clubs: Marketing, Music And The LGBT Community's Mainstream Music Clout

    June 12, 2012 12:45 PM EDT When the Wanted was looking to book its first major U.S. gigs in January, the British pop group didn't just call up Live Nation or AEG to reach the tween- and teen-girl fan base courted by the generations of boy bands that had come before the ...

  43. Singer/Songwriter Robi 'Draco' Rosa Signs With SESAC, Preparing New Album

    May 21, 2012 6:08 PM EDT Latin Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer Robi 'Draco' Rosa, who also has a new album due later this year, has signed with SESAC, a spokesperson for the performing rights organization has announced. News of the signing comes about ...

  44. Backbeat: Chris Perez Charms Fans, Features New Music During Grammy Museum Showcase

    May 16, 2012 10:30 AM EDT (L-R): Drummer Robin Lopez, guitarist Chris Perez, manager Pete Salgado and vocalist Angel Ferrer take some time to mingle after the Chris Perez Project showcase at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live on May 12. The band performed for about an hour as ...

  45. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Meet The Contenders

    April 24, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Finalists for this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm, have all had a major impact throughout the Latin music industry, displaying unique qualities and strengths in a variety of Latin genres. While these artists have ...

  46. Web Trends: Watch Rick Ross' New Video

    February 08, 2012 4:31 PM EST Google Trends: 
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  47. Afo Verde Appointed Chairman/CEO for Sony's Latin Region, Spain and Portugal

    February 08, 2012 12:33 PM EST Afo Verde, who since 2009 has been serving as president, Latin Region, for Sony Music Entertainment, has been promoted to the post of Chairman and CEO for the Latin Region, Spain and Portugal. Verde, who had previously overseen the label's U. ...

  48. Backbeat: Juanes Performs for Industry, Media VIPs at MTV Unplugged

    February 08, 2012 11:30 AM EST It was a veritable industry gathering at the second day of taping for Colombian star Juanes ' MTV Unplugged set at Miami Beach's New World Center. Accompanied by an acoustic band and just two guest artists-Brazil's Paula Fernandes a ...

  49. Gloria Estefan First Woman To Debut Atop Hot Latin Songs Chart

    January 03, 2012 4:31 PM EST Gloria Estefan becomes the first woman in the 25-year history of Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart to debut at No. 1, as "Hotel Nacional" launches at the summit. The second single from Estefan's first album in four years, " ...

  50. The Collective Signs Desmond Child

    December 09, 2011 2:30 PM EST The Collective, an entertainment management and production company, has signed multi-Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Desmond Child for worldwide career management. For nearly 30 years, songwriter/producer Desmond Child has acrewed multipl ...

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