1. Billboard Latin Music Conference Marketing Awards Announce Finalists

    March 29, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Music from Camila, Chino y Nacho, Enrique Iglesias, Don Omar, Pitbull and Paulina Rubio, among others, make up some of the advertising, branding and sponsorship campaigns up for honors in the second annual Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards ta ...

  2. Wayne Hector, Hit-Making UK Songwriter, Talks One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Streaming Services, More (Q&A)

    March 28, 2012 7:00 AM EDT has so far proved to be quite a year for British songwriter Wayne Hector, who has two songs in this week's Hot 100 - The Wanted's "Glad You Came," which he co-wrote with Steve McCutcheon and Ed Drewett; and Nicki Minaj ...

  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. Colleen Fitzpatrick - a.k.a. Vitamin C - Named VP of Music at Nickelodeon

    March 21, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Nickelodeon today named Colleen Fitzpatrick -- a.k.a. the singer formerly known as Vitamin C, behindhits like "Graduation" and "Smile" --its new vice president of music, tasking her with overseeing all music recording, producti ...

  5. Backbeat: Latin Music Industry Rocks at Premios Lo Nuestro Afterparties

    February 21, 2012 10:18 AM EST From the left, Jorge Mejia, Sony/ATV's Sr. VP for Latin America & U.S. Latin; Melissa Esposito of Sony U.S. Latin; and Ruben Leyva of Sony U.S. Latin at Sony's PLN afterparty. The live telecast of Univision's Premios Lo Nuestro ...

  6. Shakira, Prince Royce Win Big At Premio Lo Nuestro Awards

    February 17, 2012 2:06 PM EST MIAMI (AP) - With four awards each, Shakira and Prince Royce were the top winners on Thursday's Premio Lo Nuestro, although the Colombian star was not there during the evening, which was full of colorful performances but not both awards. The ...

  7. Enrique Iglesias Returns to Zynga's CityVille

    February 17, 2012 8:05 AM EST NEW YORK - For the first time ever, social gaming giant Zynga has brought back an entertainer for a second integration into one of its games. CityVille, Zynga's biggest game with 47.5 million players each month, according to AppData.com, in S ...

  8. Chart Highlights: Adele's a Winner at Radio, Too

    February 13, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  9. Backbeat: Juanes Performs for Industry, Media VIPs at MTV Unplugged

    February 08, 2012 11:30 AM EST It was a veritable industry gathering at the second day of taping for Colombian star Juanes ' MTV Unplugged set at Miami Beach's New World Center. Accompanied by an acoustic band and just two guest artists-Brazil's Paula Fernandes a ...

  10. Billboard Power 100: Tim Leiweke

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 9 Tim Leiweke President/CEO Anschutz Entertainment Group Twitter: @AEGworldwide The Man With The Plan... Tim Leiweke is the man whom enigmatic billionaire Phillip Anschutz trusted to build a sports and entertainment empire, and Leiweke has del ...

  11. Billboard Power 100: Jody Gerson

    January 26, 2012 10:22 PM EST No. 90 Jody Gerson Co-President Sony/ATV Music Publishing Twitter: @JodyGerson Early Adopter... Jody Gerson segued from one power post to another in 2008 when she joined Sony/ATV as co-president after 17 years of helming EMI Music Publishing' ...

  12. Billboard Power 100: Jesus Lopez

    January 26, 2012 8:58 PM EST No. 82 Jesus Lopez Chairman/CEO Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula Twitter: @UniversalMusica All Latin Everything... Jesus Lopez came to the stage of the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference with a hard-cover book titled "Music: ...

  13. The Collective Hires Genevieve Jewell To Run New Nashville Office

    January 25, 2012 8:38 PM EST Los Angeles-based entertainment management and production company the Collective has opened its first regional office in Nashville, headed by artist manager Genevieve Jewell. Joining her at the company as a management client is Tyler Bryant & ...

  14. Collective Sounds Snags Ana Guillen From Warner

    January 20, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 Ana Guillen has left her position as Northwest Region Promotions Manager at Warner Brothers after eight years to take an executive position at Collective Sounds. Guillen, who previously worked at both Hollywood Records and at Universal, brings her exp ...

  15. Urban Power List: Bryan Leach

    January 12, 2012 4:07 PM EST Bryan Leach CEO, Polo Grounds Music Website: PoloGroundsMusic.com Twitter: @PoloGroundsNYC The Talent Developer During his 11-year stint with indie label TVT Records -- first as director of artist development in 1995 and then as VP of urban A& ...

  16. Urban Power List: Sean 'Diddy' Combs

    January 12, 2012 11:39 AM EST Sean "Diddy" Combs Founder/CEO, Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group; brand manager, Ciroc Website: diddydirtymoney.com Twitter: @IAmDiddy Ciroc Star In 2007, Sean "Diddy" Combs put his name to his biggest hit in years, and th ...

  17. Universal Republic Appoints Jim Roppo as EVP of Marketing

    January 09, 2012 12:24 PM EST Universal Republic Records announced today that the label has appointed industry veteran Jim Roppo to Executive Vice President of Marketing. Roppo will report to Universal president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman, both of whom ...

  18. Ask Billboard: Are Chart Rule Changes Needed? Readers Respond, Continued

    January 07, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and coun ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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, " ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 1000 No. 1s: Enrique Iglesias | Billboard.com

    1000 No. 1s: Enrique Iglesias | Billboard.com

    December 29, 2011 4:38 PM EST No. 1s: Enrique Iglesias | Billboard.com interview , Enrique Iglesias , Interview Videos Enrique Iglesias Interview ...

  23. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Enrique Iglesias Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 28, 2011 12:48 PM EST 0 0 0 chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 28: Enrique Iglesias Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating tha ...

  24. The Year in Chart Headlines, Part 1

    December 27, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 From the arrival of Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" to the "Glee" cast's toppling of a King (of Rock & Roll) to Katy Perry matching an achievement by another King (of Pop), 2011 brought several notable chart records. I ...

  25. DJ Earworm's 'United State of Pop 2011' Mashes Adele, Rihanna, Gaga

    December 27, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 It's that time again: DJ Earworm's closely watched "United State of Pop" mashup of the year's 25 hottest pop songs. For his fifth installment of the holiday treat, dubbed "World Go Boom," the real-life Jordan Rosem ...

  26. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 27, 2011 10:10 AM EST 0 0 0 chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 27: Steven Tyler Talks About Aerosmith Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrati ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. The Year in Touring: U2's Mighty Roar

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Any year in touring that includes the figure $736,421,586 can only be considered a good year for business. That mind-blowing sum is the final tally for U2 's historic 360° tour, a three-year behemoth that shattered preconceived notions (and cap ...

  29. Weekly Chart Notes: Greg Laswell, Adele, Justin Bieber

    December 08, 2011 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The "Glee" cast isn't the first act to to turn Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" into a ballad. Singer/songwriter Laswell first stripped the song down in 2007. 'GIRLS' POWER: For the first time this ...

  30. 'X Factor': Rihanna, Pharrell, Enrique Get Tough Before Eliminations

    October 17, 2011 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 The second "Judges' Homes" episode of "X Factor" aired last night (Oct. 16), and the last of the 32 contestants performed before the judges and their celeb guests -- Rihanna (with L.A. Reid in the Hamptons), Pharrell (joinin ...

  31. Adele Leads American Music Awards Nominations

    October 11, 2011 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the first development of many expected awards-show sweeps this year, Adele led the nominations of the 39th annual American Music Awards, which were announced in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Oct. 11). The singer-songwriter -- whose sophomore album, &qu ...

  32. Enrique Iglesias Shines & Pitbull Gets Assist From Marc Anthony at L.A. Concert

    October 07, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Enrique Iglesias , Pitbull and Prince Royce, each with his own style and sound, packed the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the Euphoria Tour in a show that left little time for sitting as the trio performed some of their biggest hits. The concert ...

  33. Zynga's CityVille Finally Gets Music with Enrique Iglesias

    September 29, 2011 2:52 PM EDT Virtual Branding: Enrique Iglesias (left) and CityVille's Busy Business Woman are joing forces to help promote the former's "Euphoria Tour." Zynga's CityVille, the enormously popular Facebook game boasting some 72 million ...

  34. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera's 'Jagger' Tops Adult Pop Songs

    September 26, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  35. Lady Gaga Tops MTV European Music Awards Nominees

    September 19, 2011 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 After taking home multiple MTV Video Music Awards last month -- in drag, no less -- Lady Gaga continues a banner year with six nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 6 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena. Behind the widespread accl ...

  36. Latin Grammy Nominations: Calle 13 Lead With a Record 10

    September 14, 2011 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Calle 13 , the Latin Grammy favorites who cull multiple nominations for the award with every album they release, have done it again. The duo made up of Eduardo Cabra and Rene Perez -- which already has 10 Latin Grammy awards under its belt -- is now ...

  37. Enrique Iglesias Duets With Jennifer Lopez for Repackaged 'Euphoria'

    September 08, 2011 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Enrique Iglesias is finalizing production of three to four new tracks that will be part of a repackaged edition of his hit album, "Euphoria," set for release in November. One of those songs, "I Like How It Feels," featuring Pitbu ...

  38. Enrique Iglesias Duets With Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull for Repackaged 'Euphoria'

    September 08, 2011 5:40 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias is finalizing production of three to four new tracks that will be part of a repackaged edition of his hit album, "Euphoria," set for release in November. One of those songs, "I Like How It Feels," featuring Pit ...

  39. Pitbull Closing Summer Krush Concert Series With Free Seattle Show

    September 01, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Planet Pit" is coming to Seattle, thanks to the fourth annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush free concert series. Pitbull , one of 2011's biggest crossovers to the mainstream, will close the Summer Krush 2011 season with a performance ...

  40. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias, Keith Urban

    August 26, 2011 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Jovi grabs the top spot on Hot Tours for the fifth time this year, with recent box office grosses totaling $46.9 million reported from the final month of the band's Live 2011 Tour that wrapped at the end of July. Kicking off the last set of ...

  41. Enrique Iglesias Says 'Beat It' To Michael Jackson on Dance Chart

    August 12, 2011 3:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Enrique Iglesias ' "Dirty Dancer" ascending to No. 1 on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart this week (chart dated Aug. 20), he not only earns his ninth No. 1, but pulls back ahead of Michael Jackson for the most No. 1s among men. Ig ...

  42. Latin Power Players: Rebeca Leon

    August 01, 2011 11:05 PM EDT Rebeca Leon VP of Latin talent, AEG Live/Goldenvoice From the four Maná sellouts at Los Angeles' Staples Center -- a record for a Latin act -- to the newly announced Enrique Iglesias/Pitbull/ Prince Royce tour, Rebeca Leon has run the gamut f ...

  43. Adele Stays Atop U.K. Album Chart, Amy Winehouse Posts Big Gains

    July 25, 2011 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Adele started her 18th non-consecutive week atop the U.K. album chart with "21" (XL Recordings) yesterday (Sunday), as The Wanted's "Glad You Came" (Geffen/Universal) notched a second week at the singles summit. Amy Winehous ...

  44. Prince Royce, Pitbull, Mana Among Univision's Premios Juventud Winners

    July 22, 2011 12:15 PM EDT The Latin "Voice of the Moment" is Prince Royce, according to Univision's Premios Juventud. He was the big winner at the audience choice youth awards, which aired tonight (July 21) from Miami's Bank United Center on the Spanish ...

  45. Darren Hayes Talks Savage Garden's 'Truly' Big AC No. 1

    July 15, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the 50-year history of Billboard's Adult Contemporary songs chart, which launched July 17, 1961, no other single is bigger than Savage Garden 's "Truly Madly Deeply." The 1998 hit from the pop duo ranks at No. 1 on the all-tim ...

  46. The Top 100 Adult Contemporary Songs Ever

    July 15, 2011 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, we're counting down the top 100 songs in the entire history of one of Billboard's signature (and smoothest) surveys. Some of the genre's earliest giants ...

  47. Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Lil Wayne 'Dirty Dance' in New Video

    June 23, 2011 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Enrique Iglesias and Usher are clearly banking on the idea that "sex sells" in their new video for "Dirty Dancer" featuring Lil Wayne . Watch below, as the boys sing and strippers perform -- with a few science fiction twists. In ...

  48. Pitbull's 'Planet Pit:' Track-by-Track Review

    June 21, 2011 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Why do they call Armando Perez, aka Pitbull , "Mr. Worldwide"? That's the question the Miami-based, Cuban American MC sets out to answer with "Planet Pit," his sixth studio album that finds him collaborating with hitmaking p ...

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