1. 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 ...

  2. Backbeat: 360 Group, AJ Music, Cardenas Execs Wind Down at La Salsa Vive Party

    April 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT The scene at the "La Salsa Vive" party, which closed out day one of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) With video footage of Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco performing "Quimbara" as a backdrop and N' ...

  3. Backbeat: Luis Fonsi, Jorge Mejia, More at Billboard's Leila Cobo's Book Tour

    March 22, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Cobo with Billboard chart-topping singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi at the signing of The Second Time We Met at Books & Books. Earlier that day, Fonsi tweeted about the book to his more than 3 million followers. (Photo: Andres Recio and Carlos Chah ...

  4. Backbeat: Jorge Celedon, Jimmy Zambrano Ignite Colombian Patriotism in Miami

    February 14, 2012 10:48 AM EST Jorge Celedon, center, performed his hit "Ay Hombe" with guest star Luis Enrique, left, and his accordionist Jimmy Zambrano at Miami's James L. Knight Center. (Photo: Leila Cobo) Forget romance. Nostalgia may be the most powerful mo ...

  5. 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, " ...

  6. Gloria Estefan First Woman to Debut Atop Latin Songs

    January 03, 2012 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 G loria Estefan becomes the first woman in the 25-year history of Billboard's 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, "Miss ...

  7. Backbeat: Billboard Mexican Music Awards: The Great Cowboy Hat Debate (Photo Gallery)

    October 21, 2011 11:05 AM EDT P Pro-Cowboy Hats: Mexico's Violento firmly in the cowboy hat camp. (Photo: Arnold Turner) The cowboy hat, perhaps as much a stereotype as a tradition, is the accessory most universally identified with regional Mexican music. But on the red c ...

  8. Ricky Martin Stays Positive in 'The Best Thing About Me Is You' Video

    January 11, 2011 12:27 PM EST 0 0 0 R icky Martin continued his comeback ascent today (Jan. 11), unveiling his first music video in several years -- for "The Best Thing About Me Is You," his duet with Joss Stone . Video: Ricky Martin, "The Best Thing About Me Is You&quo ...

  9. Salsero Gilberto Santa Rosa Branches Out With New Album

    June 25, 2010 1:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Salsa singer Gilberto Santa Rosa has a velvety, entreating voice that's made him an icon of the genre, with more than 20 albums under his belt, a successful-and vibrant-touring itinerary, a steady sales record and a string of radio hits that wi ...

  10. Don Omar Sings Jingle In AT&T Campaign

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Don Omar stars in a new TV and radio campaign for AT&T promoting the LG Neon phone. The 30-second TV spots were shot on the set of Don Omar’s video for his single “Sexy Robotica” and directed by music video veteran Carlos Perez. The spots feat ...