1. Watch a Sneak Peek of 'Celia,' the Telemundo Series Inspired by Celia Cruz (Exclusive)

    July 16, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twelve years ago today, the world lost an icon. Celia Cruz , known as the Queen of Salsa, died at 77 after losing her battle with cancer. But her legacy remains intact, as proven by a new, scripted drama series inspired by her incredible life story. ...

  2. 'Celia' Trailer: Exclusive First Look at Telemundo's New Series About the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz

    'Celia' Trailer: Exclusive First Look at Telemundo's New Series About the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz

    July 15, 2015 11:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Check out this exclusive sneak peek at Celia , the scripted drama series inspired by Celia Cruz's incredible life story, premiering this fall on Telemundo. Celia Cruz , telemundo , Celia Cruz Videos Celia Cruz ...

  3. Luis Enrique: My Top 5 Salsa Superheroes

    April 13, 2015 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 On his newest album, Jukebox ,  Luis Enrique pays homage to some of his favorite singers of all genres by covering their hits and giving them the romantic salsa treatment. It was his first time doing a covers album, and the idea was both a challenge ...

  4. Latin Music Legend Rubén Blades Turns Teacher For New York City High School Students

    March 20, 2015 2:26 PM EDT 7.047 k 197 20 Singer Rubén Blades is known as a legendary star of Latin music, a winner of multiple Grammy Awards, an acclaimed TV and film actor, a political figure in his native Panama, a committed social activist -- and now, for at least one day, a Ne ...

  5. Watch Celia Cruz Sing 'Jingle Bells' to a Pre-Revolution Cuban Beat

    December 24, 2014 11:55 AM EST Let’s do the rumba again this Christmas, as the U.S. and Cuba restore diplomatic relations. During Cuba's last Christmas season before Fidel Castro claimed victory for the Revolution at the start of 1959, the great Cuban orchestra Sonora Mata ...

  6. U.S.-Cuba Musical Relations: A Timeline of Milestones

    December 19, 2014 5:15 PM EST Before President Obama's announcement Wednesday that the U.S. would be restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, there were five decades of a rocky musical relationship that displayed artistic triumphs, personal tragedies and the diplomatic ...

  7. Muted Hurrahs For Easing of Cuban Sanctions

    December 17, 2014 7:29 PM EST Industry Is Optimistic, but Still Evaluating President Obama’s announcement that he planned to “normalize” relationships with Cuba was met with muted response from the Latin music industry. The demureness could simply be attributed to the season; ...

  8. CAA Signs Latin Music Label Fania Records

    December 16, 2014 1:47 AM EST A half-century after its founding, Fania Records is experiencing a renaissance . The iconic Latin music label is capping off its 50th anniversary by signing with CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Founded by Dominican Republic-bo ...

  9. Jazz Fans Can Spend $6K to Spend Eternity Near Greats In Bronx Cemetery

    July 10, 2014 9:29 AM EDT Some jazz fans are devoted to the very end. At The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, so many jazz enthusiasts want to be buried near the graves of such greats as Miles Davis and Duke Ellington that the cemetery is developing new plots to meet the de ...

  10. Latin Grammy Academy Honoring Willy Chirino, Los Lobos and Others

    July 01, 2014 7:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cuban singer/songwriter Willy Chirino, Chicano rock band Los Lobos and Argentinean songstress/actress Valeria Lynch are among the honorees receiving special lifetime achievement awards by the Latin Recording Academy.   The special awards will be giv ...

  11. Top 10 Songs From World Cup Spots (Watch)

    June 19, 2014 5:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 World Cup ads put music’s reputation as the “universal language” to the test in a crowded field where the choice of the song can mean a win or lose for any brand.  This year’s World Cup sponsorship is up 40% from 2010, according to a study by McKins ...

  12. How Celia Cruz, the Late 'Queen of Salsa,' Became a Google Doodle

    October 21, 2013 2:43 PM EDT Millions of Google users worldwide woke up this morning to find a Google-Doodle on the home page of a woman with multi-colored hair wearing a sweeping blue gown. It's the late Cuban singer Celia Cruz, who would have turned 88 years old toda ...

  13. How Celia Cruz Became a Google Doodle

    October 21, 2013 2:38 PM EDT 2.176 k 157 155 0 Millions of Google users worldwide woke up this morning to find a Google-Doodle on the home page of a woman with multi-colored hair wearing a sweeping blue gown. It's the late Cuban singer Celia Cruz, who would have turned 88 years ...

  14. Fania All Stars and Salsa Giants Announce Fall Concert Dates

    August 30, 2013 3:23 PM EDT Marc Anthony continues tour in support of his hit salsa album '3.0.' Salsa's summer comeback continues into fall with the announcement of concerts by Sergio George’s "Salsa Giants" and Salsa’s original super group, the Fan ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Jenni Rivera's Album Sales Gain 1,014% After Death, Has Top Three on Latin Chart

    December 18, 2012 9:56 PM EST 0 0 0 The late Jenni Rivera 's presence is felt strongly on many of Billboard's music charts this week, following her death on Dec. 9.   With the most recent Nielsen SoundScan tracking week ending on Sunday, Dec. 16, the new Billboard charts ref ...

  17. Jenni Rivera's Album Sales Gain 1,014% and Claim Top Three Slots on Latin Chart

    December 18, 2012 9:54 PM EST The late Jenni Rivera's presence is felt strongly on many of Billboard's music charts this week following her tragic death on Dec. 9. With the most recent Nielsen SoundScan tracking week ending on Dec. 16, the new Billboard charts reflec ...

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  19. Fania Records Launching Pop-Up Store at Art Basel Miami

    December 03, 2012 11:29 AM EST Latin soul will invade this week's Art Basel Miami Beach, when Fania Records launches their Armada Fania club and pop-up store for four days near Miami's trendy Wynwood Arts District, a center of the art fair's social life. Similar ...

  20. Univision, Eventus Partner for Celia Cruz-Branded Products

    September 17, 2012 7:32 PM EDT Univision Enterprises, a relatively new division of media giant Univision Communications, has signed an exclusive global agreement to license consumer products branded with the name an image of late salsa queen Celia Cruz. Cruz-branded products wi ...

  21. 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' ...

  22. New Exhibit Traces History of Latin Music at Hollywood Bowl

    June 17, 2011 5:00 PM EDT The program of a 1945 "Latin-American Fiesta" starring Desi Arnaz, concert photos of Yma Sumac, Celia Cruz and Tito Puente, and videos of current Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel are included in an exhibition spotlighti ...

  23. 2011 Billboard Music Awards: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    May 23, 2011 12:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 If you were one of the millions watching the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, you witnessed a star-studded night full surprise performances ( Britney Spears !) emotional tributes ( Beyonce and Neil Diamond ), A-list collaborations ( Mary J. Blige with L ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Backs Gay Marriage, Devo Scouts Charlie Sheen

    March 09, 2011 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears on Gay Marriage: 'I Think Everyone Should Be Treated Equally' In her e-mail interview turned cover story for OUT Magazine, the "Femme Fatale ...

  25. Selena, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz To Appear on U.S. Postage Stamps

    March 09, 2011 4:17 PM EST You've Got Latin Mail: The U.S. Post Office's Latin Music Legends (Forever) stamp series. Latin music icons Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, and Selena, along with Argentine tango legend Carlos Gardel and Brazilian archetype Carmen Miranda, will ...

  26. Marc Anthony, Los Temerarios To Be Honored At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 14, 2010 8:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Superstar Marc Anthony and iconic Mexican group Los Temerarios will be honored with the Billboard Spirit of Hope and Billboard Lifetime Achievement Awards, respectively, during the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, airing li ...

  27. Celia Cruz Estate Sues Telemundo Over Tribute Special

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The estate of the late Celia Cruz, represented by New York-based Medina Law Firm, has filed a suit against the Telemundo Network and Image Entertainment alleging the network didn’t pay the agreed-upon revenues to Cruz’ estate stemming from a telev ...

  28. Celia Cruz Estate Wins Domain Battle

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Celia Cruz may have been known as the Queen of Salsa, but when it came to the Web, she had no domain. For the past decade, a Cayman Island-based corporation has held control over the celiacruz.com Web domain. But now, the name will revert to the l ...

  29. Santana, Daddy Yankee To Be Honored At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 12, 2009 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of its Latin Music Conference and Awards, Billboard will honor icon Carlos Santana, reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and industry maverick and impresario Raul Alarcón Sr. with special discretionary awards. Sant ...

  30. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of &qu ...

  31. Celia Cruz Exhibit/Album Offer To Hit In 2009

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A museum exhibit featuring memorabilia from the late salsa legend Celia Cruz will begin traveling next summer, starting at Colombia's National Museum in Bogota. Nelson Albareda, CEO of entertainment company Eventus, tells Billboard.biz that v ...

  32. Eventus Releases Celia Cruz Live Album

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eventus Entertainment/Latinum Music, the label arm of concert promotions company Eventus, today released what it says is salsa legend Celia Cruz’ first live solo album. “Su Música por el Mundo,” distributed by Sony, contains live versions of “La V ...

  33. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over the inclusion in his band of a Basque musician, Fermin Muguruza, who was a candidate for the now illegal Ba 2003 - World music star Manu Chao cancels a conc ...

  34. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and manages to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sells out. Headliners included the Decemberists, Tortoise, L 2005 - The Intonation Music Festival opens ...

  35. This Day in Music

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - It is announced by his family that Ricardo Cane, singer of Afro-Cuban rumba band Los Munequitos de Matanzas, died earlier in the month of a heart condition in his hometown of Matanzas, Cuba. He 2003 - It is announced by his family that Ricard ...

  36. Hold Steady, Spektor Tapped For Tribeca Film Fest

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Hold Steady, Regina Spektor, Nick Lowe and Ingrid Michaelson are among the artists set to perform during the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, Billboard.com can reveal. The Hold Steady, Regina Spektor, Nick Lowe and Ingrid Michaelson are among the art ...

  37. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of &qu ...

  38. Cuban Roots

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gloria Estefan revisits the Cuban music of her roots on "90 Millas," her debut album for Sony BMG's Burgundy Records. Gloria Estefan revisits the Cuban music of her roots on "90 Millas," her debut album for Sony BMG's B ...

  39. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over the inclusion in his band of a Basque musician, Fermin Muguruza, who was a candidate for the now illegal Ba 2003 - World music star Manu Chao cancels a conc ...

  40. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and manages to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sells out. Headliners included the Decemberists, Tortoise, L 2005 - The Intonation Music Festival opens ...

  41. This Day in Music

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - It is announced by his family that Ricardo Cane, singer of Afro-Cuban rumba band Los Munequitos de Matanzas, died earlier in the month of a heart condition in his hometown of Matanzas, Cuba. He 2003 - It is announced by his family that Ricard ...

  42. 'Celia' Musical To Hit Off-Broadway

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tickets go on sale June 11 for “Celia,” an off-Broadway musical about late salsa legend Celia Cruz’ life and music. The production at New York’s New World Stages is directed by Jaime Azpilicueta and produced by event promoter Henry Cardenas and Da ...

  43. Pedro Knight Dies at 85

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pedro Knight, the Cuban trumpeter, arranger and bandleader who was salsa icon Celia Cruz's longtime husband and perennial companion, died February 3 at a hospital in Arcadia, Ca. He was 85 years old. No specific cause of death was cited, but ...

  44. Salsa Bandleader Delgado Defects To U.S.

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Issac Delgado, one of Cuba's most popular salsa bandleaders, has defected to the United States to pursue an international career, a former associate said today (Jan. 26). Issac Delgado, one of Cuba's most popular salsa bandleaders, has def ...

  45. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Jazz bassist Arvell Shaw dies at his home in Long Island, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack. He is 79.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It& ...

  46. Warwick Surrounded By Stars On Duets Album

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton-John, Kelis and Reba McEntire are just some of the many female singers that will join Dionne Warwick on her upcoming duets effort, "My Friends and Me." Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton-John, Kelis and Reba McEntire a ...

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