1. Barclays Center’s Cushman & Wakefield: Inside New York City’s Hidden Theater (Q&A)

    June 12, 2014 11:37 AM EDT Radio City Music Hall. Beacon Theatre. The Theater at Madison Square Garden. These are just a few initiate-sized music venues that most New York concertgoers are familiar with. But here’s a name you might not recognize just yet: the Cushman & ...

  2. Rod Stewart Tops Hot Tours With $4 Million Gross From Vegas Run

    December 13, 2013 2:29 AM EST Veteran rocker Rod Stewart takes the No. 1 ranking on the weekly Hot Tours recap with more than $4 million in reported grosses from his third multiple-show run this year at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  His November stand at the 4 ...

  3. Alejandro Fernandez Announces U.S. Arena Tour

    September 06, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Backed by big screen images of the Mexican landscape and a robotic light show, singer Alejandro Fernandez -- whose "Confidencias" debuted at No. 1 this week on the Top Latin Albums -- will tour the U.S. this fall.  Fernandez will perform ...

  4. Alejandro Fernandez Posts His Biggest Sales Week Ever

    September 05, 2013 2:37 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, according ...

  5. Premios Juventud Performers See Digital Sales Spike

    July 25, 2013 7:47 PM EDT Performers on Univision’s Premios Juventud saw big spikes in sales on Billboard’s Latin Digital Songs chart following the July 18 awards, which had an average audience of nearly five million, according to Nielsen. The sales were noteworthy becau ...

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  7. 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 ...

  8. Mexican Doc 'Hecho en Mexico' to Feature Music By Cafe Tacvba, Alejandro Fernandez, Others

    November 07, 2012 4:15 PM EST "Hecho en México," a documentary that explores the soul, psyche and the current socio-economic state of Mexico with the music of diverse Mexican artists, interviews and intimate footage of the country's lesser-known landscapes, will ...

  9. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil Tops Hot Tours

    November 01, 2012 4:17 PM EDT Cirque du Soleil's concert touring production, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour ranks No. 1 on this week's Hot Tours ranking with box office totals reported from an multi-show run in London during October. The O2 Arena hosted the ...

  10. Wisin Y Yandel's Global Strategy: Reggaeton Around the World

    June 20, 2012 6:35 PM EDT Reggaetón is a realm populated by duos: Alexis y Fido, Zion y Lennox, Jowell y Randy, RKM y Ken-Y. A decade ago, the field was even more crowded, with dozens of duos, many now defunct. Among them all, none has withstood the test of time like Wisin ...

  11. Chart Highlights: Adele, Taylor Swift, Madonna Notch New No. 1s

    March 19, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adele ascends to the Adult Contemporary summit, Swift crowns Country Songs and Madonna is the dancing queen again Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and d ...

  12. Placido Domingo Honored As Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    November 11, 2010 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock and pop crooners from throughout Latin America praised opera icon Plácido Domingo as an inspiration to all Hispanics during a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas honoring the Spanish tenor's career. Domingo, known to popular music au ...

  13. Latin Grammy 2010 Predictions: And the Winner Is...

    November 10, 2010 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 It's time again for us to make our annual predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday night (Nov. 11.) Alejandro Sanz , Juan Luis Guerra , Jorge Drexler and Camila le ...

  14. Prediction Time: Here's Who Will Win Latin Grammys

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST It’s time again for us to make our annual predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nov. 11. Projecting winners is an imprecise science, but here’s who we think will take home tro ...

  15. Hot Tours: Alejandro Fernandez, George Strait and Reba, Justin Bieber

    November 04, 2010 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alejandro Fernández tops Hot Tour this week with box office stats reported from his recent 10-show run at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. Eight of the shows occurred in September (8-10, 18-19, 23-25) and the final two performances were on Oct. 8- ...

  16. Alejandro Sanz, Juan Luis Guerra Lead Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 08, 2010 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Latin Grammy darlings Alejandro Sanz and Juan Luis Guerra , along with past nominee Jorge Drexler , led the nominations for the 11th edition of the awards with four nods each, tying Mario Domm, the lead singer and songwriter of pop group Camila . Th ...

  17. Joan Sebastian Takes Rodeo On The Road

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following an earlier tour this year alongside Marco Antonio Solís and Alejandro Fernández, regional Mexican singer/songwriter Joan Sebastian kicks off a tour that blends music and rodeo. Called "Jaripeo de Oro: Tres a Caballo" (Golden Ja ...

  18. Alejandro Fernandez Gets Grammy Spotlight

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mexican superstar Alejandro Fernandez will be the featured artist at the Recording Academy’s first international Latin Grammy Artists Revealed show, taking place Sept. 1 in Mexico City. This is only the third Grammy Artists Revealed show, and the ...

  19. Chart Beat Tuesday: Miranda Lambert, Katy Perry, Enrique Iglesias

    June 01, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 BIG 'HOUSE': Miranda Lambert celebrates her first No. 1 on Country Songs, as "The House That Built Me" rises 2-1. Lambert had previously peaked as high as the runner-up spot with her prior single, "White Liar." (All cha ...

  20. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Gleans 2nd No. 1

    May 27, 2010 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 TV SETS: With an album that opens with a cover of the Beatles ' "Hello Goodbye," the "Glee" cast breaks a Billboard 200 record that the Fab Four had held for almost 44 years. Just four weeks after the troupe topped the Billb ...

  21. Hot Tours: André Rieu, George Strait, Taylor Swift

    April 29, 2010 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dutch violinist André Rieu tops the latest Hot Tours ranking with a heavily back-dated reported gross from 53 European concerts dating from November through February. The shows, primarily in France and Germany, were part of the classical artist¹s th ...

  22. 50 Latin Stars Gather To Record 'Somos El Mundo'

    February 22, 2010 7:40 AM EST 0 0 0 The atmosphere at Miami's Bongo's restaurant, perched on top of the American Airlines Arena, was almost festive as an endless stream of Latin acts began to file inside. They were there to record "Somos el Mundo," the Spanish-lang ...

  23. Universal/Machete Promotes Pedro Guzman

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pedro Guzman has been promoted to VP of A&R for Universal Music Latino and Machete Music, Universal’s Latin pop and urban labels. Based in Miami, Guzman was previously director of A&R for the labels, where he worked on releases from David ...

  24. Live Nation Confirms 2010 'Los Tres' Line-Up

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mexican superstars Alejandro Fernández, Marco Antonio Solís and Joan Sebastian will team for a nine-city U.S. tour that kicks off April 10 in Anaheim, Calif. The “Los Tres” tour will be produced by Live Nation and tickets go on sale Feb. 12. The & ...

  25. Chart Beat Thursday: 'Hope' Helps Haiti

    January 28, 2010 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 HIGH 'HOPE': If an album is going to set a sales record, best that its proceeds go to charity . "Hope for Haiti Now" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to reign in the chart's hist ...

  26. Chart Beat Thursday: Avett Brothers, Susan Boyle, Lil Wayne

    January 07, 2010 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 FOLK TALES: Billboard's Folk Albums chart sports its first non-holiday No. 1 since its launch at the beginning of December. The Avett Brothers ' "I and Love and You" lifts 3-1, as the list's sole previous leader, Bob Dylan & ...

  27. Alejandro Fernández Makes Chart History

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández made history by having three albums debut simultaneously on the Top Ten of Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, a first in the chart's 16-year history. Fernández's pop set, "Dos Mundos: Evoluci ...

  28. Jenni Rivera Takes Top Honor At Premios De La Radio

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Banda diva Jenni Rivera was named artist of the year Tuesday night at the tenth annual Premios de la Radio, the regional Mexican music awards show presented by Liberman Broadcasting. Rivera, who was also named female soloist of the year, capped of ...

  29. Alejandro Fernandez Discusses His ‘Two Worlds’ At Billboard Summit

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singing star Alejandro Fernandez dished on stage fright, coming out of his famous father’s shadow and his two forthcoming albums in a candid and sometimes raunchy keynote Q&A today (Oct. 9) at the Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit in Los ...

  30. Radio, Stars Aligned For Billboard Regional Mexican Summit

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radio programmers from major and emerging markets, the Rivera family musical dynasty, a new wave of regional Mexican artists and superstar Alejandro Fernandez are lined up for the fourth annual Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit. The summit d ...

  31. Fernandez, Sony Agree To Shelve 'Diferente'

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Fernandez and his former label, Sony Music Mexico, have reached an agreement by which an album of unreleased songs Fernandez recorded while under contract with Sony won't be released. Sony had planned to release the songs as an albu ...

  32. Nelly Furtado Hits Latin Sales High

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's Spanish-language "Mi Plan" is the highest-selling Latin pop album debut this year, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album, which includes collaborations with Josh Groban, Alejandro Fernandez and Juan Luis Guerra, ...

  33. Sony Mexico 'Disappointed' By Police Raid

    September 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music says it is "surprised and disappointed" by a prosecutor's raid that seized thousands of discs from its Mexico City offices as part of a legal dispute with ranchera singer Alejandro Fernandez. Sony Music Entertainment Mexi ...

  34. Authorities Seize Alejandro Fernandez Recordings From Sony Music Mexico

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The management office of Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández confirmed that Mexico’s Federal Public Ministry conducted a search of Sony Music’s Mexico offices and seized albums, master recordings and cover art of Fernández. The search and seizure w ...

  35. KTZR/Phoenix 'La Preciosa' Flips To Spanish AC

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel station KTZR-FM in Phoenix, which was carrying Mexican hits format “La Preciosa,” has now shifted to Latin adult contemporary. The new Mia 97.1 FM will play hits by the likes of Shakira, Alejandro Fernandez and Paulina Rubio. The sta ...

  36. Regional Mexican Music Summit To Feature Alejandro Fernández Q&A

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Fernández, one of the few Latin music artists to successfully straddle the pop and ranchera markets, will be the superstar Q&A at Billboard's Regional Mexican Music Summit. Now in its fourth year, the summit will take place Oct. ...

  37. Alejandro Fernandez Show Draws 150,000 Fans

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Authorities estimate some 150,000 fans showed up for singer Alejandro Fernández's "Jalisco en Vivo" show in his hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico on June 27. The free show was the second of two staged by Fernández - who is tourism amb ...

  38. Alejandro Fernandez Stages Free Mexican Show

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican star Alejandro Fernandez hosted the first of two free mega concerts he financed and produced in Mexico to entice tourism back into the country following the breakout of swine flu. The first "Jalisco En Vivo" (Jalisco Live), title ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association Awards in New York. 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fam ...

  41. Marc Anthony Recording With Billy Joel

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Latin superstar Marc Anthony is currently recording three studio albums: a new tropical album, a Spanish ballad album and an English-language pop album on which he's collaborating with the likes of Bi Latin superstar Marc Anthony is currently r ...

  42. Chart Beat Chat

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Sheena Easton, Kristine W, Juanes and more! WHICH CAME FIRST, THE 'MORNING' OR THE 'MODERN'? Hi Fred, I love your Chart Beat column. This week you stated that Sheena Easton was the second solo female ...

  43. MP3 Cards To Feature Latin Acts

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alejandro Fernandez, Calle 13 and Camila are among the Latin acts whose albums will be available on Sony BMG's Platinum MusicPass MP3 cards. The label revealed Monday that the artist-specific digital album cards, which retail for $12.99, woul ...

  44. Ivan Oswaldo Lopez

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 How did Ivan Oswaldo Lopez prepare to participate in Univision's singing competition "Objetivo Fama"? By appearing first on other televised talent shows. Four of them, to be exact. How did Ivan Oswaldo Lopez prepare to participate in ...

  45. JCPenney To Sponsor Fernandez Special

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST JCPenney will sponsor a one-hour Univision TV special with Alejandro Fernandez, "Regalo de Navidad," and use one of his songs in a holiday campaign. The special, set to air Nov. 23 at 10 p.m. ET, features an interview with Fernandez at h ...

  46. Lopez, Fernandez Among Premios Amigo Nominees

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's music industry will experience a new look award ceremony on Nov. 27 when the Premios Amigo gala is held for the first time in six years. Details of the return of the top music industry award gala were revealed today in a four-page pre ...

  47. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association Awards in New York. 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fam ...

  48. Lineup Set For Peru Benefit Concert

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peruvian pop star Gian Marco will lead "Canto Por El Sur," a benefit concert for victims of the Aug. 16 earthquake in his home country, at Lima's Estadio Nacional Sept. 29. Alejandro Fernandez, Juan Luis Guerra, Reyli, Fonseca, Chri ...

  49. Beyonce To Release 'Irreemplazable' As Wal-Mart Exclusive

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce will release an EP/DVD of her Spanish and Spanglish fare, "Irreemplazable," as an MTV Tr3s-branded Wal-Mart exclusive. The eight-song Music World/Columbia EP, which contains Spanish versions of "Irreplaceable" and " ...

  50. Fernandez To Visit U.S. Arenas

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pop and mariachi star Alejandro Fernandez has announced the first U.S. leg of his "Viento a Favor" tour. The Live Nation-produced trek starts Aug. 31 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Fernandez will hit the San Jose Events Center S ...

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