1. Carlos Vives Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs With New Track

    October 01, 2012 1:26 PM EDT Eight years since the release of his last album in the U.S. and following a seven-year absence from the Billboard charts, Colombian star Carlos Vives debuts at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart with "Volví a Nacer" today. The track is t ...

  2. Carlos Vives Signs With New Management, First U.S. LP in Eight Years Due Next Year

    September 10, 2012 7:00 AM EDT After a lifetime with one manager, and following an eight-year hiatus since the release of his last album in the U.S., Colombian star Carlos Vives has signed a new management deal with Walter Kolm, former president of Universal's Latin pop/ur ...

  3. Backbeat: Luis Fonsi, Jorge Mejia, More at Billboard's Leila Cobo's Book Tour

    March 22, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Cobo with Billboard chart-topping singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi at the signing of The Second Time We Met at Books & Books. Earlier that day, Fonsi tweeted about the book to his more than 3 million followers. (Photo: Andres Recio and Carlos Chah ...

  4. Walter Kolm Leaving Universal to Manage Cristian Castro

    May 25, 2011 5:59 PM EDT Walter Kolm, president of Universal Music Latino/Machete, is leaving the label to manage the career of Mexican superstar Cristian Castro, sources confirmed to Billboard.biz. Kolm would remain based in Los Angeles and working closely with Universal ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Don Omar Talks New Album, 'Fast and Furious'

    October 08, 2010 4:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 D on Omar first got a taste of acting when he landed a small part in the 2009 installment of the "Fast & Furious" film series. Now, having scored a role in the next chapter, he's deep in preparation for it. Omar plays Rico Santos, ...

  7. Ivy Queen Brings the 'Drama,' Eyes Timbaland, Ne-Yo Collaborations

    July 25, 2010 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The guy you're dating is mine, and you know it, but here's the detail: He's worthless in bed," Ivy Queen declares to a rival on her latest single, "La Vida Es Asi" (That's How Life Is). "That's why ...

  8. Year End: Universal Music Latino, Artists In Lock Step On A&R

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Latino was the Hot Latin Songs Label of the year with 21 charting titles, including Luis Fonsi’s “No Me Doy Por Vencido” and Paulina Rubio’s “Causa y Efecto” at No. 1. The thrust behind the chart toppers, says label president Walte ...

  9. The Billboard Q&A: Walter Kolm

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Universal Music Group (UMG) restructured its U.S. Latin operations last year in the wake of its acquisition of Univision Music Group, it put its Latin pop, urban, tropical and rock repertoire under the leadership of Walter Kolm, formerly seni ...

  10. Latin Radio Briefs: Buitrago, 'Juan'

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Gabriel Buitrago has been named national director of promotion for Universal Latino and Machete Music. He now oversees the labels' national promotion efforts and staff and reports directly to Universal Latino and Machete president Walter Kol ...

  11. Nesty

    December 09, 2008 5:28 PM EST 0 0 0 What does it take to debut on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart at No. 1? A little help from your friends, which in DJ Nesty's case, include reggaeton superstars Wisin & Yandel. Nesty's "La Mente Maestra" on WY/Machete ...

  12. Universal Music Latin Appoints Top Execs

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment, the new company created following the acquisition of Univision Music Group by Universal Music Group, has made its first appointments to its senior executive team, Billboard has learned. As previously reported, ...