1. Paco de Lucia Remembered by Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Many More

    February 27, 2014 9:30 PM EST Paco de Lucia, who revolutionized flamenco guitar and influenced musicians around the world, will be laid to rest this weekend in his native Algeciras, after a public wake expected to attract a massive crowd to the Southern Spanish city. Since de ...

  2. International Artists Pay Tribute to Paco de Lucia

    February 27, 2014 8:57 PM EST 5 3 1 The flamenco guitar master, who left behind an unreleased album, will be laid to rest this weekend in Southern Spain Paco de Lucia, who revolutionized flamenco guitar and influenced musicians around the world, will be laid to rest this weekend in hi ...

  3. Julio Iglesias Turns 70: Celebrate With Some of His Best Loved Songs

    September 23, 2013 10:00 PM EDT Julio Iglesias turns 70 today (Sept. 23), and pop music's archetypal Latin lover is still busy romancing fans around the world. Julio Iglesias turns 70 today (Sept. 23), and pop music's archetypal Latin lover is still busy romancing fa ...

  4. Noted Industry Publicist Patti Webster Dies

    September 13, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Patti Webster, the founder and CEO of the well-known and highly respected public relations agency W&W Public Relations, Inc., died today (Sept. 13) after a prolonged illness. Webster launched Middlesex, New Jersey-based W&W in 1991. Over ...

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  6. Juan Carlos Calderon, Renowned Spanish Composer, Dead at 74

    November 28, 2012 2:09 PM EST A pioneer of Spanish-language pop in the 1970s. Composer, producer, arranger and musician Juan Carlos Calderón died Monday (Nov. 26) in a Madrid hospital. The cause was cardiac arrest, according to Europa Press Calderón work with artists including ...

  7. Los Temerarios' 'Life' Without A Major

    October 08, 2012 1:23 PM EDT After 10 years on Fonovisa, Los Temerarios strike out on their own-they wouldn't have it any other way For most established acts, the switch from major label to indie requires adjustment. But for Mexican romantic duo Los Temerarios, the shi ...

  8. Hal David 1921 - 2012

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Hal David, who died Sept. 1 at the age of 91, was a lyricist with a unique understanding of how to partner a singer and a song. For all the adventure longtime partner Burt Bacharach infused in the melodies of the tunes they wrote together, David w ...

  9. Hal David's Chart Legacy: From 'Raindrops' to 'Close to You;' Dionne Warwick to Notorious B.I.G.

    September 02, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Hal David's sensitive and romantic lyrics provided the perfect counterpoint to Burt Bacharach's hip and cool melodies and together, the celebrated pair of composers charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for decades. Hal David, Legendary Songw ...

  10. Hal David, Songwriting Legend, Dead at 91

    September 01, 2012 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Burt Bacharach, Wrote Slew of Hits Including "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "That's What Friends Are For," "What's New, Pussycat" Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt ...

  11. Hal David, Legendary Songwriter and Former ASCAP President, Dead At 91

    September 01, 2012 6:15 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. He was 91. David died of complica ...

  12. Emeli Sande Has Adele in Her Sights After Scoring 5th No. 1 in U.K.

    August 27, 2012 8:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Events" is now within 6,000 copies of overtaking Adele's "21" as the U.K.'s bestselling album of 2012 As Emeli Sandé 's "Our Version of Events" started a fifth non-consecutive week atop the U.K. album ch ...

  13. Caetano Veloso Named Latin Recording Academy's 2012 Person of the Year

    July 10, 2012 12:39 PM EDT Caetano Veloso, one of Brazil's most iconic recording artists, will be feted as the Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy. Veloso will be honored during a dinner Nov. 14 in Las Vegas, on the eve of the 2012 annual Latin Grammy awa ...

  14. Richard Marx: 'The Playboy Club' Felt 'Doomed From the Start'

    October 21, 2011 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Richard Marx lost a high-profile gig when NBC canceled "The Playboy Club," for which he was serving as a music producer. But the singer, songwriter and performer -- who racked up eight Top 10 singles between 1987-94 and worldwide sales of ...

  15. Shakira Is Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    September 27, 2011 12:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira will be honored as the 2011 Latin Recording Academy person of the year, the Latin Grammy organization has announced. The tribute gala for the songstress will be held Nov. 9, one day before the 12th annual awards s ...

  16. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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 co ...

  17. Duffy Collaborator and Noted Producer Albert Hammond Sued By Manager

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Albert Hammond, a songwriter and composer who has enjoyed extraordinary success over the years, is being sued by his former manager, Kasaan Steigen, who is taking partial credit for helping him make a comeback but says she was then left out of sub ...

  18. Placido Domingo Honored As Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    November 11, 2010 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock and pop crooners from throughout Latin America praised opera icon Plácido Domingo as an inspiration to all Hispanics during a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas honoring the Spanish tenor's career. Domingo, known to popular music au ...

  19. Julio Iglesias Marries Longtime Girlfriend

    August 27, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spanish singer Julio Iglesias has married Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger, his partner for the past 20 years. The 66-year-old singer announced the marriage in a statement to Spanish newspapers. The wedding took place at the Virgen del Carmen church ...

  20. Morocco Resists Islamist Calls To Ban Elton John

    May 18, 2010 5:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John will headline Morocco's biggest music festival this week despite calls by religious conservatives for the gay singer to be turned away, the event's organizer said. Allowing the British singer and songwriter to perform at the Maw ...

  21. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Black Eyed Peas, Demi Lovato

    July 30, 2009 4:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 MANY HAPPY RETURNS: A host of veterans enjoy warm welcomes back to Billboard charts this week. After co-hosting listening parties in Los Angeles, New York and London, attended by such collaborators as Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats and celebrities incl ...

  22. May 8, 2009

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country musician Eddy Arnold dies at a care facility near Nashville at the age of 89. 2001 – Clint Black and his wife Lisa Hartman Black become proud parents. Lily Pearl Black weighs in at 7 lbs., 14 ounces. 2001 – William B. Dial, road manag ...

  23. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies follo ...

  24. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the 2006 - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Co ...

  25. Iglesias Sits With Billboard For Keynote Q&A

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As a child, Enrique Iglesias dreamed of being a soccer player, a professional surfer or a singer, but he made his career in the latter by playing to his strengths. Iglesias told the stories behind his career moves Wednesday during a keynote Q& ...

  26. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies follo ...

  27. Latin Songwriter Estefano Shot In Miami

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Police said a handyman delivering drugs shot and critically wounded a prominent Latin music songwriter and producer Fabio Alonso Salgado, better known as Estefano, inside a waterfront Miami mansion. S Police said a handyman delivering drugs shot and ...

  28. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the 2006 - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Co ...

  29. Nelson Launching Label With Family Album

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Over the years, Willie Nelson has liked to do "anything that makes record companies nervous. Nervous is a good sign." We'll see how he feels now that he's sitting in the owner's chair of his own label Over the years, Willie ...

  30. Chart Beat

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Justin Timberlake, Dixie Chicks, Ludacris, Mana and more! 'AROUND' AND 'AROUND': An 8-1 move on The Billboard Hot 100 gives Justin Timberlake a third No. 1 single from his "FutureSex/Lovesounds" album. Fo ...

  31. Stars Come Out For Brussels Concert

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST A Brussels concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome -- the founding treaty of the European Union -- will be broadcast across Europe on March 24, featuring performances from The Corrs, Simply Red, Julio Iglesias and Lordi. Th ...

  32. Chart Beat

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Clay Aiken, Miki Howard and more. A THOUSAND = 99: One question I'm asked all the time is if I think the contestants on "American Idol" have staying power. In the past, I've had to say that time will tell... but ti ...

  33. Timberlake Remains No. 1 Amid Five Top 10 Debuts

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amid debuts by several major new releases this week, Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" keeps the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 warm for a second time. Despite a sales drop of 68%, the Jive Amid debuts by several major new r ...

  34. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Nearly 36 million viewers tune in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS television.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy ill ...

  35. 38OnTV

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 18-25, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 18 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Dilana Smith (also scheduled: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bradley Whitford). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s) ...

  36. Chart Beat Chat

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses slow turnover of No. 1s, digital sales, chart methodology and more with readers. DISPARATE DOMAINS Dear Fred, There's another piece of trivia for which the slow turnover of No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ...

  37. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>The Oak Ridge Boys perform in Washington, D.C., at ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the American Red Cross' blood services.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The L.A. ...

  38. Spanish Singer Rocio Durcal Dies

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Spanish actress and singer Rocio Durcal, who found fame as one of Mexico's most popular folk singers, died Saturday in Madrid following a long battle against cancer of the womb. She was 61. Spanish actress and singer Rocio Durcal, who found fam ...

  39. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred chats with readers about everything from video downloads, Spanish hitmakers and the action on Billboard's country and adult contemporary charts. VIDEO CHARTS THE RADIO STAR Recently, iTunes has been offering music videos for purchase. Cons ...

  40. No Budging Beyoncé From Hot 100 No. 1

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug registers at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth straight week. The cut also sticks to No. 5 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but falls 2-7 o Beyoncé's "Check On It" ...

  41. Chart Beat

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Paisley & Parton, the Red Headed Stranger, Kristine W and NIN make chart news. HERE SHE COMES AGAIN: After waiting patiently at No. 2 for two weeks, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton capture the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart ...

  42. Chart Beat

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Late country legend Johnny Cash earns a career high debut and this week marks the return of such veteran artists as Diana Ross, Bette Midler and Kate Bush. THE LEGEND GROWS: More than 46 years after making his first appearance on the Billboard album ...

  43. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Nearly 36 million viewers tune in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS television.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy ill ...

  44. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles _ RPM International _ are designated as a historic landmark at a public ceremony. "Thank you all from my heart," Charles tells the audience gath 2004 - The L.A. recording ...

  45. Rafael Ferro Inks Sony/ATV Deal

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed composer Rafael Ferro to an exclusive worldwide administration deal. Ferro, who has been Julio Iglesias' musical director for more than 30 years, has co-written hi Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed comp ...

  46. Divorcio

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 If you're looking for surprises from Spanish icon Julio Iglesias, you need look no further than the title of his new studio album. If you're looking for surprises from Spanish icon Julio Iglesias, you need look no further than the title of ...

  47. Julio Sings Of 'Divorcio'

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran Latin crooner Julio Iglesias will release his latest album, "Divorcio," Nov. 4 via Sony International. Led by the radio single "Corazon de Papel" (Heart of Paper), the deeply personal Sony Int Veteran Latin crooner Julio ...

  48. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 2000 - Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA ...

  49. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses with readers Barry White, Ashanti and No. 1 album debuts, Buddy Jewell, Eurovision, Madonna, Clay Aiken and obsessive fans. WORDS AND MUSIC Hi Fred, With the unfortunate passing of Barry White over the July 4 holiday weekend, ...

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