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BMI Songwriters Make Strong Showing as Nominees for 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards


09/05/2021

  BMI is once again exceptionally proud of its many talented Latin songwriters who were singled out for their creative work as nominees for …

Mainstream Artists Singing in Spanish: Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj, Shawn Mendes & More


08/04/2021

  Collaborations are an important part of Latin music, and Spanglish fusions are taking over as of late. Many mainstream artists have teamed …

5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (July 31)


08/01/2021

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every w…

Carlos Santana to Receive Special Award


07/04/2021

  The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) unveiled this week that 10-time Grammy-winning artist Carlos Santana will be honored with the Legend Aw…

Latin Music’s Coming Out Party: Inside the New Wave of LGBTQ+ Artists


06/03/2021

  A striking number of Latin artists have come out in recent years. It’s an ode to an ex-lover that sounds like any other at first. On t…

What New Grammy Rules Mean for Latin Music & The Latin Grammys: Analysis


05/04/2021

By Leila Cobo   Finally, a standalone urban category. First and foremost, let’s recognize that the elimination of the fabled Nominations…

Why Crossing Over to Spanish Is Worth the Risk for Most English-Language Pop Stars


04/03/2021

On March 12, pop star Selena Gomez dropped her highly-anticipated Spanish EP Revelación. The 7-track set arrived with 23,000 equivalent album u…

Jesus Gonzalez Is Named Vice President of BMI’s Latin Creative Team


03/05/2021

Photo: Dawin RodriguezPhoto: Dawin Rodriguez On March 4, 2021, BMI announced that Jesus Gonzalez will join the company as Vice President, Creative, L…

Why the Term ‘Latinx’ Hasn’t Taken Off Among Latins -- And Likely Never Will


02/05/2021

At first blush, the word Latinx –the gender-neutral, non binary term used to describe the nation’s diverse Hispanic population-- seems ubi…

First Stream Latin: New Music From Manuel Turizo & Wisin Y Yandel, Maria Becerra & More


01/10/2021

First Stream Latin is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors. Check out this week's p…

Jose Feliciano Delivers 50th Anniversary Performance of ‘Feliz Navidad’ on ‘Fallon’


12/10/2020

“Feliz Navidad” turns 50 this year, and it’s showing no signs of age. The classic Christmas song is one of the top 10-performing …

American Music Awards Adds Three Latin Categories, Matching It With Soul/R&B and Rap/Hip-Hop


11/05/2020

The expansion is a clear signal of Latin music’s increasing popularity & crossover appeal. The biggest news coming out of the 2020 American…

In Celebration Of Hispanic Heritage Month, Billboard's Latin Editors Share Their HHM Playlists


10/07/2020

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Billboard's Latin editors will share their personal HHM playlist with readers through Oct. 15. Griselda Flo…

Bad Bunny, Ozuna and all the Finalists For 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards


09/02/2020

Back in February, Billboard announced the finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, originally scheduled for April. The pandemic led …

20 Popular Latin Songs on TikTok Right Now, From Bad Bunny’s 'Yo Perreo Sola’ to Sech’s ‘Relacion'


08/04/2020

TikTok has seen exponential growth as a result of people from all over the world, including celebrities, joining the app during the global pandemic. …

LAMC 2020 Moved Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Offering Free Workshops, Showcases


07/04/2020

The annual Latin Alternative Music Conference lived in a virtual space this year, offering online panels, workshops, showcases and networking opportun…

'Why I Protest': A.Chal on Why He Marches in Solidarity With Black Lives Matter


06/07/2020

While the music industry observed Blackout Tuesday on June 2 across social media in response to the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ah…

The RIAA Releases 2019 Year-End Latin Music Industry Revenue Report


05/03/2020

The U.S. Latin music business continued to grow at a faster rate than the overall market. In 2019, revenues from Latin music in the U.S. grew 28% to $…

Yandel Talks Residency in Puerto Rico, New Album & More in Billboard Live Q & A


04/05/2020

Yandel is hunkered down in Orlando, Fla., where he's in quarantine with his family during the COVID-19 pandemic. With social distancing and staying…

LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel Talks Power to the People!


03/08/2020

Growing up as a young musician in Venezuela learning under his maestro José Antonio Abreú at El Sistema, Gustavo Dudamel realized early …

Pitbull and Blake Shelton join forces for “Get Ready"


02/11/2020

  “Get Ready” is a countrified pop-dance tune that perfectly fuses both artist’s musical styles and cultures with a music vide…

Shakira Teases Super Bowl Halftime Performance


01/07/2020

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez fans have been counting down for 2020 since September of last year. Why? Because that’s when it was officially announ…

CNCO Put a Bilingual Twist on Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy' & It's Oh So Good


12/05/2019

CNCO recorded a billingual cover of Billie Eilish's No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Bad Guy" for the Spotify Singles series, released…

BMI Affiliates Inducted Into Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and Celebrated at La Musa Awards


11/03/2019

BMI is proud to congratulate its affiliates inducted on October 28th into the prestigious Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took …

First-Ever Billboard Latin AMA Summit in Los Angeles


09/30/2019

On September 25th, Billboard unveiled a full day of programming to celebrate Latin music artists, management, and industry leaders in the lead up to t…
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