1. A Look Back at Natalie Cole's Final Album, 'Natalie Cole En Español'

    January 01, 2016 6:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Back in 1958, Nat King Cole recorded Cole Español , the first of what would be three hugely successful albums in Spanish. Recorded between Havana and Los Angeles, the album -- which included Cole’s versions of Latin standards, with arrangements by N ...

  2. Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces Inductees For Third Annual La Musa Awards

    June 21, 2015 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following the Songwriters Hall of Fame celebration on June 18, the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its list of inductees for its 3rd annual La Musa Awards, to be held Oct. 15 at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Roberto Carlos, Ruben Blades, Myriam ...

  3. Natalie Cole Releases Spanish-Language Album

    July 01, 2013 2:43 AM EDT It's been four years since Natalie Cole received a kidney from a Salvadorian donor, and the singer says it not only connected her to Hispanic culture, it has given her the strength to record her first post-operation album — totally in Spanish ...

  4. Music Vets Launch Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

    November 12, 2012 11:12 PM EST A group of veteran music industry professionals have created the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and will announce 24 nominees on Nov. 27, according to a spokesperson for the newly established nonprofit. The Miami-based organization, being led by a ...

  5. Backbeat: Mickael Carreira Hits Miami Studio With Rudy Perez For Spanish Language Album

    November 02, 2012 10:16 AM EDT Mickael Carreria (left) with producer Rudy Perez in Perez's Miami Beach studio. (Photo: Leila Cobo) Portuguese pop star Mickael Carreira turned to two Latin producers- Rudy Pérez (Cristina Aguilera, Natalie Cole, Luis Fonsi) and Julio Reyes C ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Jencarlos Canela Signs With Universal Music Latin Entertainment

    August 29, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Jesus Lopez, CEO of Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula, and Jencarlos Canela. Miami singer/songwriter Jencarlos Canela, Whose 2009 debut album Búscame became one of the most successful Latin debuts in recent memory, has signed a recor ...

  8. Universal Music Publishing Latin America Names John Echevarria EVP; Eddie Fernandez Departing

    June 04, 2012 12:41 PM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has announced the appointment of John Echevarria as executive VP for UMPG Latin America and confirmed to Billboard.biz that Eddie Fernandez, Sr. VP of UMPG Latin America, is departing. Both men have long careers in ...

  9. Beyonce, Alejandro Fernandez Duet

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Amor Gitana," a duet performed by Beyonce and Alejandro Fernandez, is the theme song to Telemundo's new telenovela "Zorro: La Espada y la Rosa." The song was written by Reyli and produced by Rudy Perez. Beyonce is re-rele ...

  10. 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Winners of the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards held April 28 at Florida's Miami Arena. Below are the winners of the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The 16th annual event was held April 28 at Florida's Miami Arena and broadcast live on ...

  11. Pérez Tops ASCAP Latin Awards

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rudy Pérez was named songwriter of the year at the 13th annual El Premio ASCAP Awards, presented last night (April 5) at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. He had a total of 10 charting songs Rudy Pérez was named songwriter of the year ...

  12. 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists Below are the finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be presented April 28 in Miami. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Me Dedique A Perderte" Alejandro Fernandez (Sony Discos) " ...

  13. Betzaida

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Betzaida, a native of Chicago with Puerto Rican and Mexican roots, shows much promise on her debut. Betzaida, a native of Chicago with Puerto Rican and Mexican roots, shows much promise on her debut. Although reminiscent of Jennifer Peña in sound an ...

  14. Perez, Sebastian Lead El Premio ASCAP Honors

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rudy Perez and Joan Sebastian both received honors for songwriter of the year at the 12th annual El Premio ASCAP Awards, presented today (March 11) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. El Premio ASCAP honored th Rudy Perez and Joan Sebastian both received ho ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Backstreet's Howie D Goes Bilingual

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include songs in both English and Spanish. He tells Billboard that during the Backstreet Boys' current break, he decided to Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start ...

  17. 2003 Billboard Latin Music Award Winners

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Latin Music Award Winners Below are the winners of the 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented May 8 in Miami. The winners are determined by sales and airplay measured by Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, resp ...

  18. Chayanne, Montenegro Take Billboard Latin Honors

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The old mingled with the new last night (May 8) at the 2003 Billboard Latin Music awards. Veteran Puerto Rican singer Chayanne and rising Mexican star Pilar Montenegro were the big winners, each takin The old mingled with the new last night (May 8) ...

  19. Milagro

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jaci Velásquez's continued expansion is evident in an album that traverses styles, from unadulterated pop to more urban tracks. Jaci Velásquez's continued expansion is evident in an album that traverses styles, from unadulterated pop to mo ...

  20. 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Awards Finalists Here are the 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists. The awards will be handed out May 8 at the Miami Arena. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Y Tu Te Vas" Chayanne (Sony Discos) "Quitame Ese Hombre&qu ...

  21. Libre

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On her fourth album, and her first with Univision Music, Texan singer Jennifer PeÑa, a veteran at 18, teams with hitmakers Rudy PÉrez and Kike Santander for a more pop-oriented sound and On her fourth album, and her first with Univision Music, Texan ...

  22. Son By Four Wins Big At Billboard Latin Awards

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Son By Four was the big success story of this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented last night (April 26) at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Fla., as the culmination of the Billboa Son By Four was the big success story of th ...