Vicente Fernández

  1. Mexico Ranchero Star Vicente Fernandez Accuses Club Promoter of Money Laundering

    December 20, 2013 11:34 AM EST One of Mexico's most famous singers, Vicente Fernandez, is suing a concert organizer that is also being investigated in Spain for allegedly laundering drug money through concerts in Spain, Latin America and the United States.   Mexican Singer ...

  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. Sergio George, Natalia Lafourcade Early Winners at Latin Grammy Pre-Telecast

    November 21, 2013 8:26 PM EST Despite rain and the cancellation of the famous green carpet, the 2013 Latin Grammy pre-telecast opened with a highly spirited performance by Venezuelan band La Vida Bohème, who later took the prize for best rock album. Sergio George was crowned p ...

  4. Alejandro Fernandez Posts His Biggest Sales Week Ever

    September 05, 2013 2:32 AM EDT Veteran Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez notches his best sales week in his 20-plus year career as his 15th studio album, "Confidencias," out on Universal Music Latino, debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums with 21,000 copies, accordin ...

  5. Vicente Fernandez Breaks Record on Latin Albums Chart

    May 16, 2013 5:46 PM EDT Vicente Fernandez, currently celebrating his 45th year in the business with a farewell tour, breaks the record for most top 10s for a solo act on Top Latin Albums. His latest set, Hoy , enters at No. 3. The album becomes his 22nd top 10, breakin ...

  6. Mexican Singer Vicente Fernandez Prepares To Take The Stage For His Final Shows and Tour

    February 15, 2013 11:33 AM EST Mexican ranchera star Vicente Fernandez is returning to complete eight U.S. shows that were canceled in October following an announcement that the artist had a small lump on his liver, requiring major medical attention. After a series of medical ...

  7. Vicente Fernandez Cancels Remaining 2012 Shows To Undergo Surgery

    November 02, 2012 3:37 PM EDT Mexican singer Vicente Fernández, 72, has cancelled the remainder of his 2012 tour as he prepares to undergo surgery to remove a lump from his liver , according to his rep. In October, the singer announced that doctors had found a lump in his live ...

  8. 3BallMTY, Gerardo Ortiz Dominate Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 18, 2012 11:00 PM EDT (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images) Young talent and a bold new musical trend dominated the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, with 3BallMTY, the edgy tribal music troupe, winning nine awards, including New Artist of the Year, Artist ...

  9. Celebrating Mexican Music's Best Artists

    October 15, 2012 6:40 AM EDT Trio 3BallMTY tops ranks of finalists. A rich array of artists are finalists for the second Billboard Mexican Music Awards. Presented by State Farm, the awards can be seen on Telemundo live from Los Angeles on Oct. 18. Finalists-and winners-are ...

  10. Young Acts Lead Finalists For Second Annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    September 11, 2012 9:30 AM EDT A trio of young acts that espouse different, bold sounds dominates the list of finalists for the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on Telemundo Oct. 18. Presented by ...

  11. Tapia Plays To A Different Beat

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican star Roberto Tapia releases 11th album, moving from drug tales to more positive tunes. Performing since the age of 9, regional Mexican singer/songwriter Roberto Tapia was born to be an entertainer. It's quite literally in his ...

  12. Gustavo Dudamel, Ruben Blades and Franco De Vita Join For 'Viva la Musica'

    July 19, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Los Angeles Symphony conductor Gustavo Dudamel, pop star Franco De Vita and actor/salsa icon Ruben Blades will perform as part of a massive concert in Veneuzlea on July 22 called "Viva la Musica," which is being billed as a "concert ...

  13. Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar, Shaila Durcal To Play September Tour Dates

    July 13, 2012 5:28 PM EDT Promoters for a major Latin music co-headlining tour featuring Mexican stars Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar and Shaila Durcal say originally announced Sept. dates will take place despite the fact that the tour's initial eight summer dates have ...

  14. Vicente Fernandez and Budweiser Partner for Farewell Tour

    May 04, 2012 2:01 PM EDT As part of its three-year sponsorship deal with ranchera icon Vicente Fernández, Budweiser will, for the third consecutive year, sponsor the singer's U.S. Tour. The Budweiser-Fernández deal, reported by Billboard in 2010 (Billbord.biz, July 1 ...

  15. Latin Conference: Univision's Jose Valle Says Latin Artists Need To Push Into Mainstream Radio Market

    April 25, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Univision Radio president Jose Valle speaks during his Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) Radio has changed with social media and with the evolving demographics of music lovers. That's one thing radio execu ...

  16. Billboard Mexican Music Awards Finalists

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT FULL LIST OF REGIONAL MEXICAN AWARD FINALISTS: Artist of the Year: Larry Hernandez Intocable Gerardo Ortiz Espinoza Paz Artist of the Year, New: Julion Alvarez Y Su Norteno Banda Gerardo Ortiz Roberto Tapia Voz De Mando Artist of the Year, Male: L ...

  17. Marco Antonio Solís Makes Latin Chart History With 'En Total Plenitud'

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Marco Antonio Solís' No. 1 debut this week on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart makes him the artist with most No. 1s -- a whooping 10 -- on the history of the chart. Solís' "En Total Plenitud" (Fonovisa ...

  18. Budweiser, Vicente Fernandez In Sponsorship Deal

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ranchera icon Vicente Fernandez will be the new face of Budweiser in the U.S. for the next three years, in a deal that includes tour support and a national Spanish-language advertising campaign, Billboard.biz has learned. Budweiser will be the pre ...

  19. Vicente Fernandez Cancels Phoenix Concert

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ranchera icon Vicente Fernandez has canceled his July 18 show at the US Airways Center in Phoenix. Live Nation didn't respond to inquiries at press time about the specific reason for the cancellation. But it comes in the wake of other Latin a ...

  20. SanDisk Releases 500-Song Latin Music Memory Card

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST SanDisk has released a new Billboard-branded slotRadio memory card pre-loaded with 500 songs from top Latin artists including Shakira, Banda El Recodo, Enrique Iglesias, Valentin Elizalde, Intocable, Vicente Fernandez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Flex, W ...

  21. Live Thalia Record Set For Sony Release

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After parting ways with longtime label EMI Latin, Mexican singer Thalia will record "Primera Fila," a live CD/DVD to be released on Sony Latin. The "Primera Fila" concept was launched last year with a live CD/DVD by ranchera ic ...

  22. Flex Takes Eight Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Propelled by the runaway success of his hit single "Te Quiero," Felix Danilo Gómez, the Panamenian DJ and singer better known as Flex, was the big winner at the 2009 Billboard Latin Music awards presented by State Farm Insurance on April ...

  23. Finalists Announced For Billboard Latin Music Awards

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST A varied list of artists, from veteran to newcomers, dominates the finalists for the 11th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, taking place April 23 in Miami. Icons Vicente Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solis and Mana, along with pop star Enrique Igles ...

  24. Fray Makes Way With First No. 1 Album

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Fray nabs its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its self-titled album flies in with 179,000. Other top debuts on the chart this week come in the form of Dierks Bentley's "Feel That Fire," Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' "Lon ...

  25. Fernandez Scores First Billboard Hot Latin Songs No. 1

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST For the first time in his decades-long career, ranchera icon Vicente Fernandez has the No. 1 song on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart. “El Ultimo Beso,” the latest single written by banda legend Joan Sebastian from Fernandez’ blockbuster Sony rel ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Latin Briefs: Fernandez, Universal Music, AHAA

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Vicente Fernandez debuts at No. 1 this week on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart with his live set, "Primera Fila," on Sony BMG. The ranchera legend's first totally live album shifted 11,000 copies in the U.S.-his best debut ...

  28. Alejandro Fernandez Signs To Universal

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mexican superstar Alejandro Fernández, who during his career has successfully married ranchera and pop music, has signed a new recording deal with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE). The deal, which had been negotiated for months, was fina ...

  29. Cardenas, Fernandez Partner Again

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cardenas/Fernandez, once the best known event promotion partnership in the U.S. Latin world, broke up seven years ago in an acrimonious dispute. Now, former partners Ivan Fernández and Henry Cárdenas have again joined forces, pairing up their resp ...

  30. Marco Antonio Solís Tops Latin Albums Chart Again

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a week with a soft Latin release slate, Mexican superstar Marco Antonio Solís comfortably maintained his No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart for the third consecutive week with "Una Noche En Madrid" (Fonovisa). The live ...

  31. Fernández Breaks Attendance Records

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariachi icon Vicente Fernández, whose new album “Para Siempre” (Sony BMG) is at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart a full 38 weeks since its release, has broken attendance records at two landmark concert venues. Fernández, who just began ...

  32. Guerra Leads List Of Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Vying for seven honors, Dominican singer/songwriter Juan Luis Guerra tops the list of finalists for the 19th Billboard Latin Music Awards. Guerra and his group 440, whose album "La Llave de Mi Croazón" (EMI Televisa) and its eponymous si ...