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  1. Cultural Leader Caetano Veloso named Latin Grammys' Person of the Year

    October 08, 2012 1:52 PM EDT For only the second time in the 13-year history of the Latin Grammy Awards, the Latin Recording Academy is honoring a Brazilian artist as its Person of the Year: Caetano Veloso, the renowned musician, writer, filmmaker, thought leader and co-fou ...

  2. How Michel Telo Went From Obscure Brazilian Country Singer To Global Superstar

    March 30, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The astronomical global success of Michel Teló, a Brazilian country singer, is an example of the diverse new talents emerging from Brazil's thriving pop scene and the multitude of ways even the most obscure artists can shine brightly on the w ...

  3. Lollapalooza Festivals in Chile and Brazil Announce Lineups: Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, Many More

    November 21, 2011 8:46 AM EST Lollapalooza's two South American festivals - Chile, which premiered last year, and Brazil, which launches in 2012 -- announced their lineups on Monday morning: The two festivals will share some but not all acts on their bills. Lollapalooza C ...

  4. Web Trends: Carlos Santana, Olga Guillot, Shakira and more

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 2. Cindy Blackman Carlos Santana proposed to girlfriend drummer Cindy Blackman mid-performance in Illinois on Friday. 1. Olga Guillot Cuban singer Olga Guillot died, age 87, from a heart attack. YouTube Most Viewed Today ...

  5. Web Trends: Walter Hawkins, Eminem, 50 Cent, Katy Perry and more

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 1. Walter Hawkins Gospel singer and composer Walter Hawkins died aged 61 after suffering from pancreatic cancer. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Eminem - Love The Way You Lie Feat. Rihanna (Lyrics) (Recovery Album) 2. Omaha ...

  6. Womad Heading To Brazil

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT World music festival Womad will be held in South America next year for the first time, with an event to be staged in Brazil on Sept. 3-5. The Brazil festival was announced alongside the dates of this year's 15th Womad in the Canary Island cit ...

  7. Latin Briefs: Vicente, La Quinta Estacion, Alanis in Latin America

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Vicente Fernandez continues his reign at the top of Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart this week, with his live set "Primera Fila" up 3% in sales to 11,300 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. All albums in the top 10 gained in ...

  8. Columbus Celebration VivAmerica Wraps In Madrid

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT More than 50,000 people danced through the streets of central Madrid for the finale of Festival VivAmerica, a week of cultural events including concerts by Latin American and Spanish artists in several city venues. VivAmerica is organised by the C ...

  9. Ingram Takes SESAC Christian Songwriter Honors

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jason Ingram was named SESAC's Christian songwriter of the year at the performing rights organization's annual awards dinner March 5 in Nashville. Ingram penned "Shine," a major hit for the group Salvador, and Bebo Norman‚s hit ...

  10. Chris Rice Exits Rocketown

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter to partner with Eb + Flo. Singer/songwriter Chris Rice, the flagship artist for Michael W. Smith's Rocketown label, is exiting the roster to become a partner in Eb + Flo Records, Billboard.biz has learned. Rice joins label f ...

  11. Industry Vets Form Christian Booking Agency

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clients include Salvador, Go Fish, Jill Paquette. Darrell Hodges, former music buyer for the 119-store Lifeway Christian Stores chain, is partnerning with veteran artist manager Michael Smith to form the booking agency Behind the Voice. Smith, pre ...

  12. Gaither Vocal Band Names New Baritone

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Marshall Hall has been tapped as the new baritone singer for the Gaither Vocal Band, the acclaimed quartet fronted by Southern gospel patriarch Bill Gaither. Hall fills a vacancy left last month by Ru Marshall Hall has been tapped as the new barit ...