1. Tropical Artist India Signs with Top Stop Music

    January 17, 2014 1:38 AM EST India, the tropical artist who has been charming audiences since the '80s as "the princess of salsa," has joined the label Top Stop Music, which was founded by veteran producer Sergio George. Born in Puerto Rico as Linda Viera Cabal ...

  2. Backbeat: Samsung Thought-Leadership Breakfast Draws Latin Music Leaders

    November 25, 2013 10:58 AM EST As part of Latin Grammys week, Billboard brought together Latin music industry leaders for an exclusive Thought-Leadership breakfast at the Four Seasons hotel on Nov. 21, presented by Samsung Galaxy. Arriving promptly at 9:30 a.m., despite a slew ...

  3. Carlos Vives, Sergio George, Julio Reyes Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 22, 2013 12:40 AM EST The green carpet never happened as rain fell over Las Vegas, but there were no dampened spirits during the 14th edition of Latin Grammys which celebrated the well-known faces of music and some of the newer voices. The night belonged to two tropica ...

  4. Carlos Vives, Marc Anthony and Draco Rosa Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 22, 2013 12:40 AM EST The green carpet never happened as rain fell over Las Vegas, but there were no dampened spirits during the 14th edition of Latin Grammys which celebrated the well-known faces of music and some of the newer voices. More Latin Grammys Latin Grammys: ...

  5. Sergio George, Natalia Lafourcade Early Winners at Latin Grammy Pre-Telecast

    November 21, 2013 8:26 PM EST Despite rain and the cancellation of the famous green carpet, the 2013 Latin Grammy pre-telecast opened with a highly spirited performance by Venezuelan band La Vida Bohème, who later took the prize for best rock album. Sergio George was crowned p ...

  6. Backbeat: Leslie Grace, Jorge Villamizar, 5 Solz, Tito Nieves Fire-Up Top Stop’s Latin Music Conference Showcase

    April 24, 2013 1:38 PM EDT With the rise of hybrid genres like merengue electronico climbing the overall Latin charts, it can often seem like the Latin industry is in danger of ignoring tropical music in favor of its trendier pop offspring. It's lucky, then, that tro ...

  7. Marc Anthony Recording Salsa Album for 2013

    December 03, 2012 12:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Producer Sergio George promises "a couple of surprises on this album" One of salsa music's most perfect combinations, Latin pop star Marc Anthony and producer Sergio George, are in the studio recording Anthony's next record. &quo ...

  8. En Breve: Pepsi looks to Latin music for Super Bowl

    November 19, 2012 12:38 PM EST Pepsi looks to Latin music for Super Bowl Pepsi will target the Latin market during the 2013 Super Bowl with music partnerships including a concert with Univision. The Fan Jam Concert takes place Feb. 1 and will feature such acts as reggaetón r ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Prince Royce Fires Back at Top Stop, Files Counterclaim Against Label (Update)

    October 25, 2012 7:14 PM EDT (Note: This story was updated with a quote from Top Stop's Sergio George who responded for our request for comment after press time.) After being sued by his label, indie Top Stop Music (TSM), for breach of contract and unjust enrichment last ...

  11. Juan Luis Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 25, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A slew of Latin artists, from pop star Ricardo Arjona to Brazilian icons Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and rockers Carla Morrison and Juanes , are nominated for Album of the Year for the 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards, ...

  12. Prince Royce Sued by Top Stop for Breach of Contract

    September 18, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Rising bachata star Prince Royce, the most successful new Latin act in recent years, has been sued for breach of contract and unjust enrichment by his label and publishing company, indie Top Stop Music and Top Stop Music Publishing. The complaint, ...

  13. 21 Under 21: Ones To Watch 2012

    September 17, 2012 7:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 You've already seen Billboard's 2012 list of 21 young stars under 21 who are burning the brightest in the music world, but these 12 brand-new artists could soon find their way onto the list. Return To "21 Under 21" Main Page Ryan ...

  14. Top Stop Music, Home to Prince Royce, Inks Distribution Deal With Atlantic Records

    November 28, 2011 3:19 PM EST Top Stop Music, the indie Latin label home to new urban bachata star Prince Royce, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Atlantic Records for the U.S. The deal encompasses Top Stop's entire roster, including Prince Royce, salsa star ...

  15. Prince Royce Signs to Atlantic for English-Language Releases

    May 16, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 P rince Royce , the Bronx native whose eponymous debut became the top-selling Latin album by a new act in 2010, has signed with Atlantic Records to release English language recordings, Billboard has learned. Royce, who sings a blend of urban and tro ...

  16. Exclusive: Prince Royce Signs With Atlantic for English-Language Releases

    May 16, 2011 3:12 PM EDT Prince Royce at the Billboard Latin Music Awards last month (photo: Arnold Turner) Prince Royce, the Bronx native whose eponymous debut became the top-selling Latin album by a new act in 2010, has signed with Atlantic Records to release English-la ...

  17. Enrique Iglesias, Daddy Yankee Lead Latin Into Crossover Territory in 2010

    December 10, 2010 4:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Latin music danced in 2010. It was a year of upbeat songs in which urban, tropical and pop music came together as never before, whether in collaboration by stars from historically segmented Latin genres or mixes from young artists built on bachata a ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga Files a Restraining Order, Justin Bieber Guesting on a Rap Mixtape

    November 11, 2010 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga Gets Restraining Order Against Fan Lady Gaga has reportedly gotten a restraining order against a fan who has written disturbing letters to the pop star. Anastas ...

  19. Mala Rodriguez, Ruben Blades Nab Early Wins At Latin Grammys

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST A happy mix of artists co-existed as winners in the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards pretelecast in Las Vegas, with several notable upsets. They included Mala Rodriguez's "No Pidas Perdón" besting songs by Don Omar and Daddy Yankee i ...

  20. Calle 13 Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 17, 2009 3:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 With five nods to its name, Latin Grammy darling Calle 13 led the list of esoteric nominations for the 10th annual Latin Grammy awards. The eclectic Puerto Rican urban group, which has already won several Latin Grammys in the past, is up for awards ...

  21. Top Spot Music Links With Select-O-Hits

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Top Spot Music, the new indie label launched by producer/composer Sergio George, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with indie distributor Select-O-Hits. Select-O will distribute Top Spot's releases in North America, including Pue ...

  22. George, Wisin & Yandel Win Early Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2008 2:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton hitmakers Wisin & Yandel were early winners tonight (Nov. 13) at the 9th annual Latin Grammy awards, presented at Houston's Toyota Center. On the strength of his work on Marc Anthony's ...

  23. George, Wisin & Yandel Win Early Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton hitmakers Wisin & Yandel were early winners tonight (Nov. 13) at the 9th annual Latin Grammy awards, presented at Houston's Toyota Center. Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton h ...

  24. George, Wisin & Yandel Win Early Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton hitmakers Wisin & Yandel were early winners tonight (Nov. 13) at the 9th annual Latin Grammy awards, presented at Houston's Toyota Center. On the strength of his work on Marc Anthony' ...

  25. Billboard Launches Billboard En Espaol

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a further extension of its coverage of Latin music and the Latin music market, Billboard has launched Billboard En Español, a Spanish-language Web site that will provide 24/7 authoritative coverag In a further extension of its coverage of Latin m ...

  26. Anaís

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The second-season winner of "Objetivo Fama" makes her mark with debut single and album. On her debut album, Anaís asks listeners to accept her "asi soy yo," just as I am. It was that straightforward attitude that helped the 21-ye ...

  27. India Inks With SGZ

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Salsa diva India has signed with SGZ Records, the independent label launched last year by former Warner Latina president George Zamora and Grammy-winning producer Sergio George. Salsa diva India has signed with SGZ Records, the independent label l ...

  28. India Inks With SGZ

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Salsa diva India has signed with SGZ Records, the independent label launched last year by former Warner Latina president George Zamora and Grammy-winning producer Sergio George. Salsa diva India has signed with SGZ Records, the independent label l ...

  29. 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Winners

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Winners of the 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, held Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. Below are the winners of the 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, held Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. Record of the year: "No Es Lo Mismo," Alejandro Sanz; Lulo Perez & Al ...

  30. Ex-Warner Exec Zamora To Head New Latin Label

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Warner Music Latina president George Zamora has teamed with producer Sergio George on a new independent Latin label. SGZ Entertainment, which stands for Sergio George Zamora, is based in Miami. Former Warner Music Latina president George Za ...

  31. Latin Grammys To Celebrate Celia Cruz

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Olga Tanon will lead a tribute to the late Celia Cruz during tomorrow's (Sept. 3) fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards. Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Olga Tanon will lead a tribute to the late Celia Cruz during ...

  32. Latin Grammys Add Diverse Performers

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop act Black Eyed Peas will join five-time nominee Juanes for a performance at next week's Latin Grammy Awards in Miami. Hip-hop act Black Eyed Peas will join five-time nominee Juanes for a performance at next week's Latin Grammy Awar ...

  33. Latin Grammys Heat Up With Martin, Pires, Thalía

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ricky Martin, Alexandre Pires and Thalía are confirmed to perform at the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards. The Sept. 3 event at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami will be broadcast live on CBS. Ricky Martin, Alexandre Pires and Thalía are confirme ...

  34. Sergio George Leads Latin Grammy Nominees

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With six nominations, Sergio George leads the pack for the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards. Singer/songwriter Juanes and producer Gustavo Santaolalla follow with five nominations each for the event, With six nominations, Sergio George leads the pa ...

  35. Un Chico Malo

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Salsero Charlie Cruz's latest is a collection of hard-hitting, feel-good salsa punctuated by an edgy street sense that takes the music out of the ordinary. Salsero Charlie Cruz's latest is a collection of hard-hitting, feel-good salsa punc ...