1. Chart Highlights: Madonna's 'Living for Love' Debuts on Pop Songs, Leads Dance Club Songs

    February 23, 2015 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The Queen of Pop returns to top 40 radio and, as previously reported, celebrates her historic coronation on Dance Club Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for Calvin Harris, Thomas Rhett & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Bill ...

  2. Ricky Martin Named Judge & Executive Producer for Boy-Band Competition 'La Banda'

    February 19, 2015 8:00 PM EST 0 0 0 'It’s a phenomena that happens every decade, and now is the time,' Martin tells Billboard. In its quest to find the next Latin boy band, La Banda (The Band), the reality show developed by Univision with Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainme ...

  3. Ricky Martin Debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums

    February 19, 2015 4:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Plus: Second single ‘Disparo Al Corazon’ climbs to No. 1 on Latin Pop Airplay. Ricky Martin debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums as his latest studio set, A Quien Quiera Escuchar, opens with 25,000 copies sold in the week ending Feb. 15 (according to ...

  4. Chart Highlights: Mana, Shakira Debut at No. 1 on Latin Airplay

    February 16, 2015 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Plus, new leaders for Walk the Moon, Modest Mouse, Mary J. Blige, Florida Georgia Line, Ricky Martin & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay ex ...

  5. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran & More Score New No. 1s

    February 09, 2015 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Swift's 'Blank Space' crowns AC, while Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' tops Adult Pop Songs. Plus, new leaders for Lillywood & Robin Schulz, Nicki Minaj, Imagine Dragons and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek ...

  6. Chart Highlights: New No. 1s for Maroon 5, Hozier, Beyonce, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, the Decemberists & More

    February 02, 2015 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 It's a super-sized list of new toppers on Billboard charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on rep ...

  7. Ricky Martin Stops Death Rumors on Instagram: 'Hello From Heaven'

    January 05, 2015 6:41 PM EST Over the weekend, rumors of Ricky Martin 's death were running all over the Internet -- but Martin put a stop to the whispers in a playful way. Ricky Martin Announces 2015 Australia Tour Martin posted an Instagram photo of a wonderful para ...

  8. Ricky Martin Rockets to Top 10 After Latin Grammys

    November 27, 2014 1:00 PM EST Ricky Martin scores his 24th top 10 as "Adios" jumps 16-9 on Hot Latin Songs . The rise is fueled by Martin's performance of the uptempo song on the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards , which aired on Univision on Nov. 20. The performa ...

  9. Draco Rosa Returns to Latin Airplay With 'Amantes'

    November 13, 2014 5:26 PM EST Singer-songwriter makes organic debut with a track from his Latin Grammy-winning set. Plus, Juan Luis Guerra & Optimo log new airplay No. 1s. As the 15th annual Latin Grammys broadcast approaches on Nov. 22, the 2013 album of the year winner ( ...

  10. Justin Bieber's 100th Week at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    October 24, 2014 1:56 AM EDT 77.905 k 21.4 k 4 0 Justin Bieber has reached a new Billboard chart milestone: his 100 th week at No. 1 on the Social 50 chart . The pop star’s Instagram-shared pictures of his training session with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather caused an 87 percent jump ...

  11. Corner Office: Afo Verde, Head of Sony Latin, on Ricky Martin, His Producer Roots and Argentine Pride

    October 20, 2014 11:46 AM EDT The 50 or so ­employees at Sony Music Entertainment’s Miami headquarters are used to seeing Afo Verde walk briskly, fitting for a part-time soccer player. But today, he limps, still recovering from a 3-month-old ankle fracture sustained during hi ...

  12. Corner Office: Afo Verde, Head of Sony Latin, on Ricky Martin, His Producer Roots and Argentine Pride

    October 20, 2014 11:46 AM EDT The 50 or so ­employees at Sony Music Entertainment’s Miami headquarters are used to seeing Afo Verde walk briskly, fitting for a part-time soccer player. But today, he limps, still recovering from a 3-month-old ankle fracture sustained during h ...

  13. Ricky Martin Charts 41st Hit on Hot Latin Songs Chart

    October 02, 2014 6:47 PM EDT Ricky Martin's 'Adios' says hello to a high entry on Hot Latin Songs. Ricky Martin earns the Hot Shot Debut on Hot Latin Songs as his new single "Adios" arrives at No. 22, marking the Latin star's 41st chart hit. The ...

  14. iHeartMedia Announces First Latin Festival

    October 02, 2014 10:04 AM EDT iHeartMedia's Fiesta Latina will go head-to-head with SBS’ Calibash Nov. 22 in Los Angeles. IHeartMedia will produce its first-ever Latin mega concert. The iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina will take place at the Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov ...

  15. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift Tops Adult Pop Songs, Sam Smith Rules Adult R&B

    September 29, 2014 7:45 PM EDT 'Shake It Off' ties a record, while 'Stay With Me' conquers yet another format. Plus, new No. 1s for Milky Chance, Cole Swindell and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Mon ...

  16. Univision vs. Telemundo: Inside the Networks’ Singing-Competition Duel

    September 26, 2014 3:01 PM EDT Rival singing competitions on Univision and Telemundo vie for viewers -- in the same time slot. Latin music acts have received a bounty of screen time on U.S. TV in recent weeks, thanks to a head-on competition between a pair of Spanish-language s ...

  17. Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias and Others Dish on Their 2014 Latin Chart Smashes

    August 19, 2014 8:02 AM EDT The stories behind 10 of the hottest midyear hits from Prince Royce, Romeo Santos and Marc Anthony. The sound of tropical-laced romance dominated radio airwaves for the first half of the year, according to Billboard's Hot Latin Songs recap of ...

  18. Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias and Others Dish on Their 2014 Latin Chart Smashes

    August 19, 2014 8:02 AM EDT The sound of tropical-laced romance dominated radio airwaves for the first half of the year, according to Billboard's Hot Latin Songs recap of hits charting in the issues dated Dec. 7, 2013 through June 28, 2014. The style was a softening of ...

  19. Ricky Martin Announces 2015 Australia Tour

    July 15, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin’s One World Tour will swing into Australian arenas next year. Martin, who is a coach on the ratings blockbuster “The Voice Australia,” will kick-off his trek in north Queensland with an April 25 show at Townsville’s 1300 Smiles Stadiu ...

  20. Chart Moves: Florida Georgia Line On A 'Roll' With Jason Derulo Remix; Jamie N Commons, X Ambassadors Surge Thanks To Beats, 'Orange Is The New Black' Synchs; Ricky Martin's 'Vida' Vaults

    June 13, 2014 12:29 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, while holding at No. 2 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem." Plus, Sam Smith soars 19-10 with ...

  21. Tito 'El Bambino' Hits No. 1, Ricky Martin Cracks Top 10 on Latin Charts

    June 12, 2014 4:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tito "El Bambino" scores his eighth No. 1 on Billboard's Tropical Airplay chart and Ricky Martin bounds 23-5 on Latin Airplay with "Vida." Tito "El Bambino" scores his eighth No. 1 on Billboard's Tropical Airp ...

  22. Carlos Vives Debuts; Marc Anthony & Enrique Iglesias Extend Latin Chart Records

    May 22, 2014 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carlos Vives debuts at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart with "Mas + Corazon Profundo," with 2,000 copies sold in the week ending May 18, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set is a continuation of his last studio album, &q ...

  23. Gloria Estefan's 'On Your Feet' Musical Coming to Broadway

    May 21, 2014 12:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio hope to have the musical based on their life dancing on Broadway next year. Producers said Tuesday "On Your Feet!" will premiere in Chicago next summer before landing at a Nederlander theater in the fa ...

  24. Shakira To Perform at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Shakira is the latest superstar confirmed to perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! ?• Video:   Top BBMA Performances ?• GIFs: ? See the Finalists • Photos:   60 Memorable ...

  25. Shakira to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Shakira is the latest superstar confirmed to perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! • Video:   Top BBMA Performances • GIFs:  See the Finalists • Photos:   60 Memorable ...

  26. Katy Perry To Perform ‘Birthday’ At Sunday's Billboard Music Awards

    May 13, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Katy Perry will have a “Birthday” party at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The pop superstar will give the world-premiere TV performance of her new song “Birthday” at the May 18 BBMAs in Las Vegas. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Mile ...

  27. Katy Perry To Perform ‘Birthday’ At 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 13, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Katy Perry will have a “Birthday” party at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The pop superstar will give the world-premiere TV performance of her new song “Birthday” at the May 18 BBMAs in Las Vegas. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Mil ...

  28. Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin to Perform on Billboard Music Awards

    May 06, 2014 12:30 PM EDT 10.838 k 964 0 Jordin Sparks, Kelly Rowland, Pete Wentz and Wiz Khalifa are among the presenters for the May 18 event on ABC Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin have joined the growing list of performers on the upcoming 2014 Billboard Music Awards . The BBMAs wi ...

  29. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Ricky Martin's 'Loca' Leads Hot 100

    May 05, 2014 8:05 AM EDT Fifteen years ago this week, the superstar helped ignite a Latin crazy on U.S. charts. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Live, Pet Shop Boys and Roxette Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Bill ...

  30. Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'Birthday' Blasts Up Hot 100; Jhene Aiko Tops Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop; Chrissie Hynde Previews First Solo Album

    May 02, 2014 10:54 AM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, flies 18-7. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Pharrell ...

  31. Ricky Martin Performs ‘Vida’ At China Music Awards: Watch

    April 30, 2014 2:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ricky Martin and David Beckham joined the biggest stars in China for the 18th Channel (V) China Music Awards.  Taiwan's David Tao and the mainland's Sun Nan took the best male singer awards, with Cheer Chen from Taiwan and Chris Lee from C ...

  32. Sony Australia Appoints Tim Kelly To Asia Pacific Marketing Role

    April 29, 2014 4:10 AM EDT Universal Music Australia GM marketing Tim Kelly will join Sony Music Australia as GM marketing Asia Pacific, with effect from June 2. Based at Sony’s East Sydney offices, Kelly will be responsible for directing the marketing of Sony Music's ...

  33. Ricky Martin Debuts ‘Vida’ At Billboard Latin Music Awards (Video)

    April 25, 2014 3:58 AM EDT 8 1 0 Ricky Martin kicked a huge goal at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The pop star took the stage for the world premiere live performance of “Vida," a song that appears in the official soundtrack of the FIFA World Cup.  With the international so ...

  34. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' & More: The 20 Biggest Crossover Hits

    April 24, 2014 5:05 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' makes history as the first song to top as many as six Billboard radio format charts Call Pharrell Williams the crossover king. The singer/writer/producer's smash "Happy" becomes the first song to cr ...

  35. Countdown to the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference: 1999-2003

    April 11, 2014 12:07 PM EDT In honor of the 25 anniversary of Billboard's Latin Music Conference, Billboard.biz is breaking out the greatest moments from Latin music's premiere event. The conference has hosted Superstar Q&A’s from Latin legends including Pitbul ...

  36. Marc Anthony, Prince Royce, Franco de Vita to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony, Prince Royce and Franco de Vita join the star-studded list of performers at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm on April 24. Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use ...

  37. Franco de Vita to Receive Hall of Fame Honor at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 31, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Franco de Vita, the Venezuelan singer/songwriter whose perceptive pop/rock ballads have brought him international fame over his three-decade career, will be honored with the Billboard Hall of Fame Award at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards pre ...

  38. Franco de Vita to Receive Hall of Fame Honor at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 31, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Franco de Vita, the Venezuelan singer/songwriter whose perceptive pop/rock ballads have brought him international fame over his three-decade career, will be honored with the Billboard Hall of Fame Award at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards pre ...

  39. Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, Banda el Recodo to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Pop star Ricky Martin, crooner Luis Fonsi and Mexican act Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizarraga will perform during the upcoming telecast of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Register today for Billboard's 2014 Latin Music Conference & Award ...

  40. Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, Banda el Recodo to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Pop star Ricky Martin, crooner Luis Fonsi and Mexican act Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizarraga will perform during the upcoming telecast of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The awards show, presented by State Farm, will also include the previously ...

  41. Chart Moves: The Chainsmokers Take '#SELFIE' To Top Of Top Dance Chart; Florida Georgia Line Leads Hot Country Songs; Paramore Has 'Fun' At Pop Radio

    March 21, 2014 2:29 PM EDT As previously reported , Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week and Soko and Aloe Blacc both blast into the top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- American Authors: As it climbs ...

  42. Countdown to the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference: 1989-1993

    March 17, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a special discount. In honor of the 25 anniversary of Billboard's Latin Music Conference, Billboard.biz is breaking out the g ...

  43. Chart Moves: American Authors Pen First No. 1; Brantley Gilbert Pops Cork Atop Hot Country Songs; Wisin's All-Star Collab Storms Latin Lists

    March 07, 2014 10:30 AM EST As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" caps the Billboard Hot 100. Who else deserves a hat's off thanks to notable moves on Billboard song charts this week? -- American Authors: Spotlighted as recently as late Novem ...

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