Latest Latin music News

Annual Selena festival moving from her Texas hometown

Oct. 5, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — An annual celebration honoring the life of slain Tejano music queen Selena will no longer be held in her South Texas hometown. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports officials in Corpus Christi were caught by surprise after learning their city would be losing the Fiesta de la...

Friends of Mexico's 'Prince of Song' pay respects in Miami

Oct. 4, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Family, friends and music colleagues of the late José José bid farewell to the Mexican crooner Friday at a Miami-area funeral home, remembering him not only as one of Latin America's greatest singers but as a humble man. Beloved for his melancholy ballads and known as Mexico's...

busbee, songwriter behind country and pop hits, dead at 43

Sep. 30, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-nominated songwriter-producer busbee, who co-wrote Maren Morris' breakout hit "My Church" and also crafted songs for Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Pink, Shakira and Florida Georgia Line, has died. He was 43. Warner Records confirmed his death in a statement released Sunday...

Legendary Mexican crooner José José dies from cancer

Sep. 29, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican crooner José José, the elegant dresser who moved audiences to tears with melancholic love ballads and was known as the "Prince of Song," has died at the age of 71. Mexican artists' association ANDI confirmed the death in a Twitter post on Saturday. Multiple media...

J. Lo, Shakira to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

Sep. 26, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are going to bring the heat to the 2020 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation announced Thursday that the superstar performers, who have released music in Spanish and English since the 1990s, will perform on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami...

Domingo focus shifts to California, the last of his US shows

Sep. 25, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With the Metropolitan Opera's bombshell announcement that Plácido Domingo will not take the Met stage this week — and possibly ever again — the legendary singer's only scheduled U.S. appearances are set for next year in California, including at the LA Opera, where he...

Reggaeton acts call out Latin Grammys for lack of noms

Sep. 25, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Popular Latin performers such as J Balvin, Daddy Yankee and Maluma are lashing out at the Latin Grammys for dismissing musicians from the reggaeton and Latin trap world in the top categories at its upcoming awards show. The Latin Grammys announced the nominees for its 2019 show Tuesday and...

Domingo withdraws from Met Opera after harassment reports

Sep. 25, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera announced Tuesday that Plácido Domingo had agreed to withdraw from his slate of scheduled performances at the opera house following allegations of sexual harassment made by multiple women in two Associated Press stories. The opera legend indicated that he would...

Opera's Domingo starts US performances amid allegations

Sep. 23, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When opera superstar Placido Domingo appeared in Europe last month after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, his performances were greeted with rapturous ovations. This week, the spotlight moves to the U.S., where Domingo faces two investigations into his behavior and is...

New film explores legacy of Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá

Sep. 11, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of Generation X may know Raúl Juliá for his energetic and playful role as Gomez Addams in the 1991 movie adaptation of "The Addams Family." Others may think of Juliá in his critically acclaimed role in the 1985 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" as revolutionary...