1. Throwback Thursday: Cristian Castro's 'Azul' Hit No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs 15 Years Ago

    June 30, 2016 5:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Remember that one time  Cristian Castro surprised everyone with his sleek platinum-blond hairdo in the "Azul" music video? Well, we're dedicating our TBT to that version of the Mexican singer (and trend-setter), who, on June 30, 2001, ...

  2. Cristian Castro to Record Songs by Silvio Rodriguez

    January 19, 2015 10:15 AM EST Mexican pop star travels to Havana for concert by famed folk singer. "Ojos Color Sol," a collaboration with famed Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez was the sleeper hit of Calle 13 's 2015 Grammy-nominated album Multi_Viral . ...

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  4. 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 ...

  5. Latin Music Could Use An A&R Boost

    October 08, 2012 2:07 PM EDT Genre's audience is increasingly young and bicultural but charts don't always reflect that. For the past several years, the discourse in the Latin entertainment, marketing, advertising, public relations and advertising worlds is that i ...

  6. Carlos Vives Signs With New Management, First U.S. LP in Eight Years Due Next Year

    September 10, 2012 7:00 AM EDT After a lifetime with one manager, and following an eight-year hiatus since the release of his last album in the U.S., Colombian star Carlos Vives has signed a new management deal with Walter Kolm, former president of Universal's Latin pop/ur ...

  7. Latin Music Festival is Among the Hottest Radio-Sponsored Events in the U.S.

    June 28, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Latin music festival is among the hottest radio-sponsored events in the U.S. Hours after tickets went on sale for this year's Reventon Super Estrella concert in Los Angeles, taking place Aug. 10 at the Staples Center, all were gone by the end ...

  8. Univision America Radio Launches New Markets, Myriam Hernandez to Tour, Indie Latin Artists to be Added to Getty Images

    June 07, 2012 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 Univision America Radio Bows Univision Radio is launching on July 4 a new AM radio network covering nine U.S. markets and featuring local, national and international news in addition to entertainment items, traffic and weather updates. Programming on ...

  9. 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards Complete Winners List

    April 27, 2012 2:23 AM EDT Billboard Latin Music Awards WINNERS (GANADORES de Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2012) Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2012 Presentados por State Farm Producidos y Transmitidos por Telemundo Artist of the Year (Artista del Año) ♣ ...

  10. 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards Complete Winners List

    April 26, 2012 11:23 PM EDT Billboard Latin Music Awards WINNERS (GANADORES de Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2012) Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2012 Presentados por State Farm Producidos y Transmitidos por Telemundo Artist of the Year (Artista del Año) ♣ ...

  11. 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards Complete Winners List

    April 26, 2012 11:16 PM EDT Billboard Latin Music Awards WINNERS (GANADORES de Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2012) Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2012 Presentados por State Farm Producidos y Transmitidos por Telemundo Artist of the Year (Artista del Año) ...

  12. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Don Omar, Prince Royce Win Big

    April 26, 2012 11:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a year when Billboard's Latin charts were dominated by uptempo dance music and a slew of younger names, veteran hitmaker Don Omar and newcomer Prince Royce tied as the biggest winners at the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards, earning eight h ...

  13. Don Omar, Prince Royce Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 26, 2012 10:57 PM EDT Prince Royce, one of the two big winners at Billboard's 2012 Latin Music Awards (Photo: Telemundo) In a year when Billboard's Latin charts were dominated by uptempo dance music and a slew of younger names, veteran hitmaker Don Omar and n ...

  14. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Meet The Contenders

    April 24, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Finalists for this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm, have all had a major impact throughout the Latin music industry, displaying unique qualities and strengths in a variety of Latin genres. While these artists have ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Latin Sales Down Slightly In 2011, Digital Latin Sales Up

    January 05, 2012 8:44 PM EST Sales of Latin music declined yet again in 2011, but the damage was far less than the year before, showing signs that the market may be stabilizing. Total sales of Latin music albums in the U.S. and Puerto Rico -- defined as albums that are at lea ...

  17. The Year in Latin: Shakira's Digital Domination

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 This year, Shakira didn't have the top-selling Latin album in the United States -- her "Sale el Sol" landed at No. 4 on the Top Latin Albums year-end chart. Nor did she land any singles within the top 10 on the year-end Hot Latin Song ...

  18. Jenni Rivera, Cristian Castro Both Have Top 10 Albums on Billboard Latin Chart; Romeo Santos Holds No. 1

    December 01, 2011 12:45 PM EST In a rare occurrence on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, two artists find themselves with two albums simultaneously on the top 10 of this week's tally: Jenni Rivera and Cristian Castro, both Universal Music Latin acts (Rivera on Fonov ...

  19. Backbeat: Cristian Castro Celebrates Jose Jose Tribute Album, 'Mi Amigo el Principe,' at Las Vegas Release Party

    November 21, 2011 8:03 AM EST Mexican singer Cristian Castro celebrates the release of his newest album, "Mi Amigo el Príncipe," (Universal Music Latin). The record release party was held at Las Vegas' TAO nightclub; (L-R), Victor Gonzalez, president, Universal ...

  20. Cristian Castro Croons, Rocks Out in New Pepsi Spot (Watch)

    October 11, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Mexican crooner Cristian Castro is the face of a new Pepsi campaign in Argentina for the soft drink's "one, two, three, four, five" campaign, where buyers have to collect five bottle caps to get a free drink. The TV spot shows a hea ...

  21. Cristian Castro Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    June 02, 2011 9:07 PM EDT Mexican star Cristian Castro, whose album "Viva El Príncipe" has been one of the year's biggest success stories, will launch the first leg of his U.S. tour, beginning July 28 at V Live in Chicago. Castro's "Viva El Príncip ...

  22. Walter Kolm Leaving Universal to Manage Cristian Castro

    May 25, 2011 5:59 PM EDT Walter Kolm, president of Universal Music Latino/Machete, is leaving the label to manage the career of Mexican superstar Cristian Castro, sources confirmed to Billboard.biz. Kolm would remain based in Los Angeles and working closely with Universal ...

  23. Latin Music Sales Rise Following Billboard Latin Music Awards, Mother's Day

    May 12, 2011 8:05 PM EDT After weeks of largely less than stellar numbers, Latin music sales experienced an upswing, buoyed by last month's Billboard Latin Music Awards and Mother's Day (May 8) -- typically a major music retail holiday. While the immediate impac ...

  24. The Premio Lo Nuestro Bounce: Cristian Castro, Prince Royce, Camila, RKM & Ken-Y Jump on Latin Charts

    February 24, 2011 1:04 PM EST Buoyed by his performance on Premio Lo Nuestro, Mexican crooner Cristian Castro's "Viva El Príncipe" (Universal Latino) saw a sales increase of over 50% that led it once again to the top of Billboard's Latin Albums chart this w ...

  25. Wisin & Yandel's 'Los Vaqueros: El Regreso' Debuts at No. 1 on Latin Charts

    February 03, 2011 1:10 PM EST Thanks to a combination of show-and-album bundles, a series of in-stores and traditional retail push, Wisin & Yandel's "Los Vaqueros: El Regreso"(Machete/Universal), debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart. &q ...

  26. Heart Returns To Adult Contemporary Chart

    September 01, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'CAR' RIDE: Veteran rock act Heart makes its first appearance on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart in more than 16 years, as "Hey You" debuts at No. 30. The song introduces the group's first studio albu ...

  27. 'Voces Unidas Por America' Concert To Protest Arizona Law

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ozomatli, Pee Wee and Cristian Castro will headline “Voces Unidas Por America,” a July 17 concert in Albuquerque, N.M., intended to protest Arizona’s immigration enforcement law. The free, ticketed event will take place at the Sandia Casino & ...

  28. Chart Beat Wednesday: Diva Domination

    April 28, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 BEYONCE & LADY GAGA: After "Telephone," by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce , topped Dance/Club Play Songs in February, "Video Phone" returns the superstar duo to the chart's top spot. The list's new leader credits the p ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Chart Beat Thursday: Vampire Weekend, Train, Shakira

    January 21, 2010 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 VAMPIRE STATE OF MIND: New York indie rock band Vampire Weekend enjoys its first taste of the Billboard 200 summit, as "Contra" debuts at No. 1. The group's self-titled first set debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the chart dated Feb. 16 ...

  31. Ana Isabelle: Artists To Watch 2010

    January 15, 2010 2:21 PM EST 0 0 0 When Puerto Rican pop artist Ana Isabelle began recording her album, prospects looked good for her to reach the finals of the highly rated Univision singing competition "Viva el Sueño." Then, at the end of November, she won the final audie ...

  32. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Selena Gomez, Jordin Sparks

    August 13, 2009 4:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 HIGH COUNTRY WORK WHERE?: Sugarland and Gloriana not only make splashy chart entrances with their new albums, the acts combine to achieve feats never before accomplished in the 18-year Nielsen SoundScan era on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. O ...

  33. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z

    July 02, 2009 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 FIT FOR A KING: Just as he did in his life, Michael Jackson continues to break Billboard chart records. Following his passing June 25, Jackson's music floods Billboard's Top Pop Catalog, Top Comprehensive Albums and Hot Digital Songs chart ...

  34. Ask Billboard: Paulina Rubio, Black Eyed Peas, Marvin Gaye

    June 12, 2009 3:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PAULINA POWER Hola Gary! My e-mai ...

  35. Iglesias, Daddy Yankee Set For Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Superstars Enrique Iglesias, Daddy Yankee, Aventura, Wisin & Yandel, Akon and Rubén Blades and his legendary band, Los Seis del Solar, have been added to the lineup of performers for the 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards. They join a roster of ...

  36. Chart Beat: Lady GaGa, "Now 30", Taylor Swift

    April 02, 2009 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...