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  1. Ross On Radio: First Listen - LA's new Exitos 93.9

    December 05, 2012 7:00 AM EST Here's how you know KXOS (Exitos 93.9) Los Angeles is different-the core acts shown on its website are Maroon 5, Ke$ha, fun., David Guetta, Lady Gaga . . . and Robbie Williams. Williams' single "Candy" hasn't been released ...

  2. Bubbling Under: Meital Makes Her Move, Teengirl Fantasy Readies Second Album

    August 10, 2012 1:36 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Meital, Teengirl Fantasy, Tyler Barham and Oscarcito Meital Pop singer Meital has b ...

  3. Backbeat: Secret Show at Draco Rosa's Studio Inaugurates L.A.'s Fairfax Sessions

    June 13, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Artyom Manukyan and Arto Tunçboyaciyan performing at Phantom Vox studio's Fairfax Sessions. (Photo: David Navas) While the usual stream of cars rumbled down West Hollywood's Fairfax Avenue outside Phantom Vox Studios , a secret show was ...

  4. Singer/Songwriter Robi 'Draco' Rosa Signs With SESAC, Preparing New Album

    May 21, 2012 6:08 PM EDT Latin Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer Robi 'Draco' Rosa, who also has a new album due later this year, has signed with SESAC, a spokesperson for the performing rights organization has announced. News of the signing comes about ...

  5. Pedro Arroyo, Puerto Rican Radio Programmer and Salsa Advocate, Dead at 60

    April 15, 2012 5:21 PM EDT Puerto Rican radio programmer Pedro Arroyo, a salsa musician and lover who founded "El Día Nacional de la Zalsa" (National Salsa Day), a massive annual concert dedicated to the genre, died Saturday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was 60 yea ...

  6. Jay-Z and Kanye West, Dolly Parton, Britney Spears Top 2012 Hot Tours

    January 10, 2012 7:37 AM EST Jay-Z and Kanye West top the first Hot Tours ranking of 2012 with box office grosses reported from their Watch the Throne Tour that played North American markets from October through December. This week's tally includes ticket revenue from ve ...

  7. Gloria Estefan First Woman To Debut Atop Hot Latin Songs Chart

    January 03, 2012 4:31 PM EST Gloria Estefan becomes the first woman in the 25-year history of Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart to debut at No. 1, as "Hotel Nacional" launches at the summit. The second single from Estefan's first album in four years, " ...

  8. Manny Manuel, Puerto Rican Singer, In Stable Condition After Accident

    December 30, 2011 2:43 PM EST Puerto Rican merengue singer Manny Manuel is said to be listed in stable condition after being hit by a car in San Juan as he walked home in the early morning hours, according to a rep for the entertainer. An online video of shows the singer blood ...

  9. Idol Kids Heading To Puerto Rico's WAPA Television

    December 23, 2011 10:00 AM EST Leading Puerto Rican broadcaster WAPA-TV is partnering with FremantleMedia to produce "Idol Kids" for the network's 2012 season, the network has announced. News of the new program came during a recent upfront showcase at the Puerto ...

  10. Pianist Arthur Hanlon To Star in TV Special Featuring Latin Music Icons

    November 03, 2011 11:20 AM EDT Pianist, songwriter and arranger Arthur Hanlon will star in his own TV special for the Spanish Broadcasting System taping this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The show will feature other big names in Latin music including Laura Pausini, Obie Bermúd ...

  11. Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Is The Biggest Crossover Song of Past 25 Years

    July 14, 2011 12:00 PM EDT "Deep" has depth. With a title like "Rolling in the Deep," Adele's multi-format smash has, fittingly, found a home at a record number of radio formats, cementing its status as, according to Billboard charts, the most widel ...

  12. Cristian Castro Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    June 02, 2011 9:07 PM EDT Mexican star Cristian Castro, whose album "Viva El Príncipe" has been one of the year's biggest success stories, will launch the first leg of his U.S. tour, beginning July 28 at V Live in Chicago. Castro's "Viva El Príncip ...

  13. Mana Sells Out Three L.A. Shows in Hours, Will They Break Their Own Touring Record?

    May 01, 2011 12:25 PM EDT In a matter of hours, Mexican rock band Mana sold out the three shows at Los Angeles' Staples Center which kick off their U.S. Tour. Mana's first show, slated for June 23, sold out less than an hour after tickets went on-sale at 10 a.m. ...

  14. Mana's 'Drama y Luz' Debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin and Pop Album Charts

    April 20, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Just days after releasing the new album, "Drama y Luz," and announcing a world tour, Maná has reached the top again: the biggest opening for a Spanish-language album since Aventura's "The Last." Maná opens at No. 1 on the ...

  15. Mana Announces Global Trek In Support of 'Drama y Luz'

    April 18, 2011 7:21 PM EDT Mexican rock act Maná has announced a world tour to coincide with the release of its latest album, "Drama y Luz." Several years since the group's last major tour, Maná returns with a new show that begins June 16 at Coliseo de Puerto ...

  16. Peter Asher: Long Wait for Beatles on iTunes Was 'Silly'

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the 50 years that Peter Asher has been involved in the entertainment industry, he's worn every hat imaginable -- from child actor in his native England to artist as one-half of the '60s duo Peter and Gordon, he later transitioned to A ...

  17. Victor Manuelle Signs Deal With Sprint

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tropical singer/songwriter Victor Manuelle has signed a deal with Sprint in Puerto Rico to promote several of its products. The alliance will include a series of TV commercials for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Tablet and the Blackberry Style, among o ...

  18. Web Trends: 'Get Him To The Greek,' Kanye West, Justin Bieber and More

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4 p.m.) 13. Get Him To The Greek Review Get Him To The Greek, which reprises Russell Brand's character Aldous Snow from Forgetting Sarah Marshall released in theaters today. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Lady Gaga - ...

  19. Web Trends: Kellie Pickler, Lady Gaga, Obama Joins McCartney and More

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11 a.m.) 7. Kellie Pickler Country singer Kellie Pickler performed her single "Making Me Fall In Love Again" on "Fox & Friends'" "All American Concert Series" this morning on Fox News Cha ...

  20. Web Trends: Lady Gaga, Eurovision, Bono, 'American Idol' and more

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No trending music terms at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Lady Gaga - Alejandro (Teaser) 2. Sexion D'assaut 3. Taylor Swift & Carrie Duel Lady Gaga Telephone Alejandro Music Video C ...

  21. Web Trends: Gucci Mane, Janet Jackson, Diddy, Rick Ross and more

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) *No trending music terms at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Lady Gaga - Alejandro (Teaser) 2. [CLIP OFFICIEL] SEXION D'ASSAUT - CHANGEMENT D'AMBIANCE B.O DU FILM L'AGENCE TOUS RISQUES 3. Tayl ...

  22. Web Trends: Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue and more

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 8. Drake Thank Me Later Leak Drake's upcoming release "Thank Me Later" has seen more tracks leaked to the internet this week. 17. Mariah Carey Pregnant Rumors that Mariah Carey and husband Ni ...

  23. Web Trends: Drake, Lady Gaga, Greyson Chance, Christina Hendricks and more

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 1. Charlyne Yi Michael Cera and longtime girlfriend comedian-musician Charlyne Yi have reportedly split up in the midst of a publicity tour for their upcoming romance mockumentary "Paper Heart." ...

  24. Web Trends: Ray Stevens, Outside Lands 2010, Kings of Leon and More

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 6. Ray Stevens Country singer-songwriter Ray Stevens is garnering attention for a video that takes on the immigration issues in Arizona. 8. Outside Lands 2010 Lineup The lineup for the 2010 Oustide Lands mu ...

  25. Web Trends: Swiss Beatz, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Drake and more

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 12:45pm) 5. swizz beatz and wife Rapper/producer Swiss Beatz and R&B singer Alicia Keys have confirmed that they are expecting a child together. 6. kanye west power Rapper/producer Kanye West released “Power” the first sin ...

  26. Web Trends: 50 Cent, Janet Jackson, Greyson Chance, Gorillaz and More

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 6. 50 Cent Weight Loss Pictures Rapper 50 Cent lost a shocking 50 pounds as part of his role as a cancer patient in "Things Fall Apart." 15. Janet Jackson on American Idol Janet Jackson, Joe Cocke ...

  27. Ricky Martin Criticizes Arizona's Immigration Law

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin joined in the criticism of Arizona's new law that will allow police to stop anyone they think might be an illegal immigrant. Appearing at the Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony, Martin said the law "makes no sense," ...

  28. Aventura Tops Winners At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Aventura, the urban bachata group from the Bronx that has re-energized the tropical music scene, was the big winner at the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, snaring nine trophies, including Latin album and digital album of the year for "The ...

  29. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Aventura Discusses Career Successes, Failures

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Stories of success, failure and Bronx vernacular figured prominently in a candid Q&A with urban bachata superstars Aventura at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday. The quartet flew to the conference toda ...

  30. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Marc Anthony Talks New Album, Jennifer Lopez

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony previewed his new album and explained how music and Jennifer Lopez changed his life during an in-depth Q&A Wednesday at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Anthony is set to perform at the Billboard Lati ...

  31. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Universal CEO Lopez Talks Anti-Piracy, Digital and More

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT All parts of the Latin music industry must unite and lobby for their common interests in order to survive piracy and the digital transition, the chairman/CEO of Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula Jesus Lopez said Wednesday. Lopez' ...

  32. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Execs Debate Roles In The 'New Touring' Biz

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Leaders of Latin music's concert industry wrestled with tough questions about their changing roles Tuesday at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At the "Playing Musical Chairs (In the New Touring Arena)" ...

  33. @Billboard Latin Conf.: 3 Branding Deal Pitfalls

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Don’t sponsor artists just because they’re a big name. Artists and brands, be transparent about what you need from each other in a campaign. And use social media in a pinpointed, strategic way. Hispanic marketing experts pointed out some common pi ...

  34. El Compa Chuy, Los Dareyes Storm Billboard Stage

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CDs, bras and shoes went flying at the stage Saturday night at the Los Angeles installment of "Billboard en Concierto," the nationwide Latin concert series leading up to the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Regional Mexican stars El Compa C ...

  35. Aventura Opens Online Merch Store

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Urban bachata act Aventura is opening an online merch store on its official Web site . The store, powered by Global Merchandising, will sell t-shirts, tank tops and posters initially, with a target launch date of next week. "We will start sim ...

  36. Marco Antonio Solis, Wisin y Yandel Confirm Billboard Latin Music Awards Performances

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado, Ricardo Montaner, Wisin y Yandel, Luis Fonsi, Marco Antonio Solis, Jencarlos Canela, Banda Los Recoditos, and Gilberto Santa Rosa have confirmed performances for the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, broadca ...

  37. Billboard Latin Music Awards To Honor Marc Anthony, Los Temerarios

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Superstar Marc Anthony and iconic Mexican group Los Temerarios will be honored with the Billboard Spirit of Hope and Billboard Lifetime Achievement Awards, respectively, during the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, airing ...

  38. Latin Briefs: Univision, Gracenote, Thalia and More

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - Univision and Gracenote have teamed up on a searchable lyrics database on Univision.com. The site is accessible from Univision.com's music page and provides both English- and Spanish-language lyrics from the four major publishers as well as ...

  39. Billboard En Concierto Series Kicks Off In Miami

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Jencarlos Canela and comeback kid Luis Enrique played for nearly 2,000 fans at the inaugural "Billboard en Concierto" show at Miami's Fillmore Theater. Presented by State Farm, the show was the first of five performances pr ...

  40. Juan Luis Guerra, Thalia, Pitbull Confirm Billboard Performances

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra, Camila, Thalia, Tito “El Bambino,” Joan Sebastian, Pitbull, and David Bisbal are the first confirmed performers at the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm live from Puerto Rico. The awards show will broadca ...

  41. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Urban Artist Tito El Bambino

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Tito El Bambino Title: Artist, a finalist for 18 Billboard Latin Music Awards thanks to his hit "El Amor" from his album "El Patron." Panel: Rising Above - The Evolution of the Latin Urban Movement (Tuesday, April 27, 4:0 ...

  42. Juan Gabriel, The Flamboyant Master Of Mexican Popular Music, Prepares His First Album In Seven Years

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nobody cuts off Juan Gabriel. After performing a rousing mariachi number at November's Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, it turns out the 61-year-old Mexican entertainer/composer was just getting warmed up. As the lights dimmed, one of his gu ...

  43. Additional Panelists Announced For Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A roster of established and developing artists, executives and producers will take part in the annual panel discussion on urban Latin music that has become a staple of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. "Rising Above: The Evolution of the ...

  44. Aventura Reveals Latin American Leg Of Tour

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Urban bachata act Aventura, which had the top-selling Latin album in 2009 with "The Last" and sold out four nights at New York's Madison Square Garden during its recently completed 21-date U.S. tour, announced the Latin American leg ...

  45. Marc Anthony Set For Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Superstar Marc Anthony will sit down for a rare interview during the Billboard Latin Music Conference, during which he will discuss of his upcoming release and different artistic and business ventures, including his film career and his purchase of ...

  46. 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards Heads To Puerto Rico

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST For the first time in its more than 20-year history, the Billboard Latin Music Awards will take place in Puerto Rico, marking the first time the show goes on the road from its traditional Miami homebase. The awards, presented by State Farm, will b ...

  47. Calle 13 Leads Nominations For Latin Grammys

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST With nominations in five categories including album of the year, the Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Calle 13 is a favorite to win a Latin Grammy in Las Vegas - which might have producers of the international awards ceremony on edge. Residente, whose r ...

  48. Colombian Mayor Cancels Calle 13 Show Over T-shirt

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The mayor of a Colombian provincial capital says he's canceling a January concert by the Puerto Rican band Calle 13 over a T-shirt worn by its lead singer. Mayor Juan Manuel Llano of Manizales said Monday that Rene Perez, or "Residente,& ...

  49. Puerto Rico Cancels Calle 13 Concert After Insult

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rican officials said they have canceled a concert featuring Grammy-winning band Calle 13 after the group's lead singer insulted the governor and other Latin American politicians during an MTV awards show. San Juan Mayor Jorge Santini s ...

  50. Panda, Wisin And Yandel Winners At Los Premios MTV

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock bands and reggaeton artists were big winners at Los Premios TV in Los Angeles, where the political leanings of the host, Calle 13's Residente, also had some time in the spotlight. Host Nelly Furtado opened the show Thursday with ...

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