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Brazilian Balladeer Nelson Ned Dies

Brazilian Balladeer Nelson Ned Dies

Brazilian religious and ballad singer Nelson Ned died Sunday in a hospital in Cotia, a city in the Sao Paulo metropolitan area, from a serious bout of pneumonia, health officials said. He was 66. continue reading »

Member of Puerto Rico’s Calle 13 Wants to Give Up U.S. Citizenship

Member of Puerto Rico’s Calle 13 Wants to Give Up U.S. Citizenship

Puerto Rican singer Rene Perez, who is a member of Calle 13, said he would like to give up his U.S. citizenship but won't do it because of the complex legal situation it would land him in. continue reading »

AIRE Radio Networks to Broadcast Thalia’s Radio Show

AIRE Radio Networks to Broadcast Thalia’s Radio Show

Mexican singer Thalia's music and lifestyle radio show will broadcast on the AIRE Radio Networks platform. continue reading »

Shakira Announces Plans to Release Album in Early 2014

Shakira Announces Plans to Release Album in Early 2014

Shakira will release a new album in early 2014, her first after becoming a mother at the beginning of this year, her recording company announced. continue reading »

Stevie Wonder Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela at Show in Sao Paulo

Stevie Wonder Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela at Show in Sao Paulo

U.S. pop music star Stevie Wonder thrilled concertgoers in Sao Paulo on the weekend with a show at which he honored the memory of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Dec. 5 and to whom the singer dedicated his number "Keep Our Love Alive." continue reading »

Billboard Names Bruno Mars Artist of the Year

Billboard Names Bruno Mars Artist of the Year

The singer of Puerto Rican descent, Bruno Mars, closes the year 2013 as Artist of the Year, according to the music industry magazine Billboard, another honor added to his four Grammy nominations and the resounding hit of his world tour. continue reading »

Bands Pay Tribute to Jenni Rivera at Location of Her Last Show

Bands Pay Tribute to Jenni Rivera at Location of Her Last Show

A dozen musical groups are offering a big concert in the Arena Monterrey to pay tribute to singer Jenni Rivera, who died a year ago in a plane crash after performing in the same venue. continue reading »

ASCAP Welcomes Arturo Sandoval Into Jazz Wall of Fame

ASCAP Welcomes Arturo Sandoval Into Jazz Wall of Fame

Cuban-American trumpet player Arturo Sandoval entered ASCAP's Jazz Wall of Fame in a year the musician will never forget - he had already received the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama and had won his ninth Grammy Award. continue reading »

Reggaeton Singer Yandel Injured in Mexico, Currently Hospitalized

Reggaeton Singer Yandel Injured in Mexico, Currently Hospitalized

Reggaeton singer Yandel, 34, was injured in an accident in Mexico on the set of “La Voz Mexico” and remains hospitalized. continue reading »

Draco Rosa Returns to Performing After Cancer Battle

Draco Rosa Returns to Performing After Cancer Battle

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Draco Rosa's pair of weekend concerts here will mark his first performances on the island since he announced his victory over cancer at the end of last year. continue reading »