1. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With the Top 25 Hot Latin Songs by Mexican Acts: From Juan Gabriel to Selena & More

    May 05, 2017 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Billboard looks back at the top songs by Mexican acts. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Billboard has compiled the top songs of all time by acts of Mexican heritage on the Hot Latin Songs chart (which launched in 1986). Alejandr ...

  2. Nicky Jam Wins Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards: See the Full Winners List

    April 27, 2017 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicky Jam , the resilient reggaeton star who rose to stardom after a decade of silence battling drug addiction, was the big winner at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday night (April 27), taking home six awards. Jam was able to claim his fi ...

  3. Streaming Propels U.S. Latin Recorded-Music Industry to First Revenue Growth In More Than a Decade

    April 24, 2017 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Revenue from the Latin sector of the U.S. recorded-music industry grew last year for the first time since 2005, up three percent over 2015 to $176 million, according to the RIAA. As with the broader U.S. recorded-music industry -- which last year gr ...

  4. Selena, Before and After: Have You Seen These Other Latin Music Biopics?

    March 22, 2017 5:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Independent Filmmakers and Spanish-language TV networks have taken up Hollywood's slack when it comes to stories of Latin music legends It's been 20 years since the movie Selena brought Selena Quintanilla’s short life and her songs to the ...

  5. Juan Gabriel Hologram to Debut at Tribute Concert in Mexico: 'What We've Put Together is Unbelievable'

    February 17, 2017 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A Juan Gabriel hologram will make its debut at the Eternamente Juan Gabriel tribute concert taking place Feb. 18 in Mexico, a spectacle that promises to take the audience on an emotional journey to celebrate the legacy of the late Mexican icon.  The ...

  6. Who Should Win Artist of the Year at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards? Vote!

    February 07, 2017 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Tuesday (Feb. 7) was the official announcement of the finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2017, and only four Latin acts had the stellar kind of year that allows them to compete for the artist of the year category. Juan Gabriel , J Balvin ...

  7. Billboard Latin Music Awards 2017: See the Full List of Finalists

    February 07, 2017 5:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Nicky Jam & Shakira top the list of finalists for the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Nicky Jam and Shakira top the list of finalists for the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards with nine entries each. Enrique Iglesias , Los Plebes del Rancho d ...

  8. Juan Gabriel Tribute Concert Unveils Official Lineup: Juanes, Jesse & Joy and More

    January 31, 2017 12:23 PM EST 0 0 3 Juanes , Jesse & Joy , David Bisbal , Pepe Aguilar , Natalia Laforurcade and Luis Fonsi are among the star-studded lineup for the Juan Gabriel tribute, Eternamente Juan Gabriel, set to take place Feb. 18.  The official event poster with the arti ...

  9. Most Anticipated Latin Tours of 2017: Maluma, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs & More

    January 12, 2017 5:12 PM EST left us with many memories of great Latin tours that we all enjoyed from beginning to end. Acts like Maná , Nicky Jam , Daddy Yankee & Don Omar , Juan Luis Guerra , Chino & Nacho , Marc Anthony , Ricardo Montaner and even Juan Gabriel m ...

  10. Romeo Santos, Carlos Vives & More Latin Artists Who Broke Records on YouTube in 2016

    December 27, 2016 11:23 AM EST 0 0 0 Colombian superstar Shakira is closing the year as the No. 1 artist on YouTube's Music Global Top 100 (chart dated Dec. 15), largely thanks to the popularity of her music video "Chantaje" featuring Maluma . The sultry clip also leads ...

  11. Juan Gabriel's Family Honors Late Singer With Dia de Los Muertos Altar

    November 02, 2016 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 In honor of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations Nov. 1-2, Juan Gabriel was remembered by his family with a special altar they shared with his fans on social media. [readmore:7525719] "Dad, we love you and miss you," reads the ...

  12. Latin American Music Awards 2016: Idina Menzel Set to Perform

    October 03, 2016 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just days away from the second annual Latin American Music Awards, award-winning singer and actress Idina Menzel  is confirmed to perform at the awards ceremony on Thursday (Oct. 6).  The chart-topping artist joins a long list of performers set for ...

  13. Paulina Rubio Remembers Her Mentor Juan Gabriel: 'For Me, He Was Invincible'

    September 08, 2016 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 I’ve known Juan Gabriel for as long as I can remember. He was a confidant of my mother [Mexican actress Susana Dosamantes], one of her great friends, and he was also friends with my grandmother, who died in 1998. He became my friend, my mentor, my f ...

  14. Juan Gabriel: Late Latin Icon's Music Assets Valued at $45 Million

    September 08, 2016 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 As a singer, songwriter and live performer, Gabriel was one of the genre's greats -- and all-time earners. When Juan Gabriel died from a heart attack on Aug. 28, the Mexican singer-songwriter was enjoying a level of commercial success rare for ...

  15. Juan Gabriel's Family Thanks Fans for Bellas Artes Tribute: 'Thank You for Making Us Stronger'

    September 07, 2016 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following an emotional tribute and musical homage for Juan Gabriel at Mexico's Palacio de Bellas Artes on Monday and Tuesday, the late singer's family took to social media to thank the thousands of fans who showed up to pay their respects. ...

  16. Juan Gabriel Tribute Expected to Draw 700,000 Fans in Mexico City

    September 05, 2016 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Massive Mexico City homage follows Ciudad Juarez mass, Guadalajara concert More than a half-million people were expected to attend a tribute to departed Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel at Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes on Monday (Sept. 5). Two ...

  17. Latin Connection Podcast: Remembering Mexican Superstar Juan Gabriel

    August 31, 2016 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's Latin Connection Podcast , we dedicate our show to the late singer Juan Gabriel who passed away unexpectedly Sunday at 66 years old.  Mexican Superstar Juan Gabriel Dies at 66 Leaving behind a rich music legacy, the chart-topping ...

  18. Latin American Music Awards 2016 Nominees: Nicky Jam, Becky G, Banda MS & More

    August 31, 2016 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Latin American Music Awards 2016 nominees were announced Tuesday (Aug. 31), with artists like Yandel , Banda MS , Becky G , Prince Royce , Gente de Zona , Gloria Trevi , Pitbull and Farruko competing in the more than 20 categories. Telemundo Set ...

  19. Juan Gabriel Songs See Spike In Spotify Streams After Singer's Passing

    August 30, 2016 12:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's no better way to honor and remember a music icon like Juan Gabriel than by singing along to his timeless songs, perfect for both joyous occasions and sad times -- and according to Spotify, that's exactly what the Mexican superstar& ...

  20. Juan Gabriel's Body Arrives in Mexico

    August 30, 2016 4:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tribute planned at Mexico City’s Palacio de las Artes and Ciudad Juarez The body of Juan Gabriel arrived late Monday (Aug. 29) night in Mexico, where massive tributes to the late singer are planned for Tuesday. A private plane carrying Gabriel’s cas ...

  21. Cardenas Marketing Network President & CEO: 'Everything Juan Gabriel Did, He Did From His Heart'

    August 29, 2016 8:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Juan Gabriel 's longtime associate and president and CEO of Cardenas Marketing Network, Henry Cardenas, issued a heartfelt statement following the death of the Mexican superstar who died in the midst of his MeXXIco Es Todo Tour in the U.S. -- w ...

  22. Juan Gabriel's 10 Most Watched Music Videos on YouTube

    August 29, 2016 6:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Juan Gabriel will live on forever thanks to the music legacy that he leaves behind and beautiful music videos that accompanied some of his greatest hits like "Así fue" and "Hasta que te conocí."  Mexican Superstar Juan Gabriel Di ...

  23. Juan Gabriel's 'Vestido De Etiqueta' Holds at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums Chart for Second Week

    August 29, 2016 5:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 The newest album by the late Juan Gabriel , Vestido De Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes , earns a second week at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated Sept. 10). The latest chart reflects sales data for the week ending Aug. 25 -- three days bef ...

  24. Marc Anthony Breaks Down While Singing Juan Gabriel's 'Abrazame Muy Fuerte': Watch

    August 29, 2016 12:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Marc Anthony 's third concert at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday (Aug. 28) was an emotional one, as the salsa singer broke down in tears while singing Juan Gabriel 's "Abrazame muy fuerte," in memory of the Mexican superstar who ...

  25. Juan Gabriel's Son Issues Statement After Singer's Passing: 'Our Father Will Miss Entertaining His Countless Fans'

    August 29, 2016 12:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 A day after the unexpected death of music icon Juan Gabriel on Sunday (Aug. 28), his family shared on social media an official statement confirming the artists passing and thanking the superstar's fans for their love and support.  "My fath ...

  26. Juan Gabriel's Most Memorable Performances: 'Hasta Que Te Conoci,' 'El Noa Noa' & More

    August 28, 2016 8:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Juan Gabriel was a natural performer. His unique dance moves, dramatic performances onstage and iconic, colorful outfits are just a few things that made him stand out and earned him the nickname "El Divo de Juarez."  Mexican Superstar Juan ...

  27. Artists React to Juan Gabriel's Death

    August 28, 2016 6:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel died Sunday (Aug. 28) at the age of 66, after he suffered a massive heart attack. Gabriel was in the midst of the U.S. leg of his MeXXico Es Todos tour. Mexican Superstar Juan Gabriel Dies at 66 Latin stars and more ar ...

  28. Mexican Superstar Juan Gabriel Dies at 66

    August 28, 2016 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel , the bigger than life performer who at 66 years old revamped his career in spectacular fashion, has died unexpectedly.  Juan Gabriel was in the midst of the U.S. leg of his  MeXXico Es Todos tour,  a 22-city arena tre ...

  29. Juan Gabriel Is the Ultimate Showman at L.A. Concert

    August 27, 2016 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 8 After watching  Juan Gabriel give it his all during his concert at Los Angeles Forum Friday night (Aug. 26), it's safe to say that the 66-year-old singer is the ultimate showman -- and that  his  MeXXIco  Es  Todo  Tour is a bucket list-worthy ...

  30. Juan Gabriel Scores His Fifth No. 1 on Top Latin Albums Chart

    August 25, 2016 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, J Balvin’s "Safari" gets chart boost post-video premiere & Sanluis earns first No. 1. Juan Gabriel rules the Top Latin Albums chart for a fifth time (on the chart dated Sept. 3), as Vestido de Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes , d ...

  31. Juan Gabriel Shares Video for 'Have You Ever Seen the Rain': Watch

    May 30, 2016 4:18 AM EDT The Mexican legend brings rainbows and flowers to his cover of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic. Juan Gabriel has released the official video for  “Have You Ever Seen the Rain.”  The Mexican legend brings rainb ows, flowers and little bit o ...

  32. 12 Latin Songs to Dedicate Mom on Mother's Day: Playlist

    May 06, 2016 5:34 PM EDT From Juan Gabriel 's classic "Amor Eterno" to Soda Stereo 's "Zona de Promesas" and Christina Aguilera' s "Oh Mother," celebrate Mother's Day (May 14) with these special songs that honor moms all ov ...

  33. Thalia, Roberto Tapia, Kany Garcia, Fonseca & More: Latin Notas

    March 23, 2016 1:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Latin Notas is a weekly news summary, compiled by Billboard's editors, about new songs, videos, concerts announcements and what Latin musicians are doing in the world of entertainment. Thalia ’s music video of "Desde Esa Noche," featu ...

  34. Latin Notas: Ricky Martin, Romeo Santos, Juan Gabriel & More

    February 05, 2016 6:47 PM EST Latin Notas is a weekly news summary, compiled by Billboard 's editors, about new songs, videos, concerts announcements and what Latin musicians are doing in the world of entertainment. Romeo Santos awarded for Formula, Vol 2. Romeo Santos, t ...

  35. The 5 Top Latin Tours of 2015: Juan Gabriel, Chayanne, Romeo Santos, Ricardo Arjona & Marc Anthony

    December 30, 2015 11:16 PM EST It was a big year for Latin tours, with a slew of major acts hitting the road with brio and a seemingly endless supply of fans shelling out big money to see them, from Argentina to Canada. It was the year of Juan Gabriel , the highest-grossing La ...

  36. Billboard.com's 10 Best Latin Albums of 2015: Critics' Picks

    December 23, 2015 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Our editors’ picks for the best Latin albums of the year run the gamut from electronic dance fare to old-school reggaeton. We looked for albums where artists pushed their own boundaries to come up with unexpected, even risky albums. Here are our pic ...

  37. Juan Gabriel Earns Third No. 1 in Less Than a Year on Top Latin Albums

    December 23, 2015 12:23 PM EST Marc Anthony, J Balvin & Ana Gabriel form part of the legendary singer’s chart-topping album. Just 10 months after Juan Gabriel ’s Los Duo crowned Top Latin Albums -- the set that finished first on Billboard’s year-end Latin albums chart -- t ...

  38. The Year in Latin 2015: Romeo Santos & Juan Gabriel Dominate the Charts

    December 09, 2015 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In 2015, the Latin music market welcomed some new names to the top of the Billboard charts, while established stars continued to dominate the lists. Meanwhile, two songs became the top longest-running No. 1s in Hot Latin Songs history, and one artis ...

  39. Prince Royce Names His Picks for Top 5 Male Latin Singers of All Time

    November 12, 2015 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Going to school or hanging out with friends while growing up in the Bronx, Prince Royce   heard the sounds of the day -- pop, R&B, hip-hop, some rock. Then at home it was Spanish and Latin music, legendary voices who seldom -- save for someone l ...

  40. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1989, It Was Cher's 'Time' to Be No. 1

    September 28, 2015 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty-six years ago, the icon led with one of her signature songs. Plus, remembering chart feats by the Beatles, Tony Bennett & Boyz II Men. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart hi ...

  41. Universal Announces New, Family-Oriented L Festival With Enrique Iglesias, Juan Gabriel in L.A.

    July 13, 2015 10:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Enrique Iglesias , Juan Gabriel , La Arrolladora Banda el Limón and Julión Alvarez are the first acts confirmed for L Festival in October. The two-day family fest, taking place October 24 and 25 at the Orange County Fair & Event Center, is being ...

  42. Billboard Music Awards' Latin Winners Prove Romance Isn't Over -- It's Just Morphed a Bit

    May 18, 2015 1:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Romeo Santos won top Latin artist at the Billboard Music Awards and Enrique Iglesias won top Latin album for Sex and Love while his hit “Bailando,” featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, won top Latin song. Romeo Santos & Enrique Iglesias W ...

  43. Juan Gabriel's Life Story Coming to Telemundo TV Series

    May 08, 2015 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mexican icon Juan Gabriel is getting his own television series. Named after one of his most beloved hits, “Hasta Que Te Conocí (Until I Met You),” the show will be a 13-episode series chronicling his journey from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to becoming o ...

  44. Mother's Day Playlist: 10 Latin Songs All About Amor

    May 08, 2015 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 When it comes to showing their Mamis some love, Latins aren’t shy about their displays of affection. The same thing applies to songs made for moms, which tend to be unabashedly, well, loving. Here are 10 tracks that we’ll be playing for Mother’s Day ...

  45. Juan Gabriel Earns His First No. 1 on Latin Albums Chart in 18 Years

    February 26, 2015 5:04 PM EST Juan Gabriel , the iconic Mexican singer/songwriter and performer, climbs to No. 1 on Top Latin Albums (dated March 7) with Los Duo, scoring his first chart-topping set in 18 years, after debuting last week at No. 2. Juan Gabriel Earns Career-Hig ...

  46. Juan Gabriel Earns Career-High Debut With Star-Studded New Album

    February 19, 2015 8:59 PM EST 'Los Duo,' boasting guests like Juanes & Fifth Harmony, includes several favorites from Gabriel’s repertoire. Mexican pop legend Juan Gabriel scores his first top 40 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as the star-studded duets album ...

  47. Weather Forces Juan Gabriel to Reschedule Shows

    February 13, 2015 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Washington, D.C. & Connecticut shows moved to later dates. Citing the stormy weather conditions that have slammed the Northeast, Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel has postponed his Washington, D.C., and Ucansville, Conn., shows, originally slated fo ...

  48. Juan Gabriel Drops First Single From 'Los Dúo' Album: 'Querida' With Juanes

    January 13, 2015 3:02 PM EST Iconic Mexican artist Juan Gabriel , one of Latin music's most recognized acts, is finishing up his highly anticipated studio album Los Dúo (The Duets).  Today, we finally got word on Gabriel's first single: his worldwide hit "Queri ...

  49. Watch Juan Gabriel Jokingly Interview Himself About His Health Issues

    August 09, 2014 11:59 AM EDT The Mexican crooner released a comical video in which he interviews himself and announces U.S. tour dates. Mexican crooner Juan Gabriel is not dead or dying. In fact, the world now has proof that he will return to the stage. Gabriel has released a ...

  50. Marc Anthony Latin Conf. Q&A: On Salsa, Stage Fright & Motown (Video)

    April 24, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Marc Anthony was halfway through a Q&A session during Wednesday’s session of the 25th Billboard Latin Music Conference (April 23) when a fire alarm alerted hundreds of music executives, aspiring musicians, and photographers gathered inside a 19 ...

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