Sound Check: Idol in the Making Gustavo Galindo Prepares his Big Debut
By Grace Bastidas | 03/22/2010 - 12:00

Though we have a long-standing love affair with Colombian rockero Juanes, lately our hearts have been beating for another guitar-clutching singer/songwriter. His name is Gustavo Galindo and last week he turned the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas into a veritable smooch-fest with his romantic ballads. Billboard.com immediately dubbed him an “idol-to-watch” after his performance on Wednesday night.


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Sound Check: Getting to Know Spain’s Amaral
By Grace Bastidas | 03/16/2010 - 20:00

Vocalist Eva Amaral teamed up with guitarist Juan Aguirre when they were students to form the pop-rock act Amaral in 1998. Since then, they’ve sold over two million records so perhaps it’s time we get to know the dynamic duo behind one of Spain’s hottest bands. I caught up with them a few days before their showcase at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas this week and here’s what they had to say.

Are you ready to conquer the North American market?


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Sound Check: Jorge Drexler Stops and Smells the Roses
By Grace Bastidas | 03/09/2010 - 14:00

Uruguayan singer/songwriter Jorge Drexler lets destiny lead the way. The title of his latest album, Amar La Trama (out March 16; Warner Music), translates to “Love the Plot,” referring to the celestial plot that charts our course.

Recorded live in a television studio in front of an audience, the 12 songs on the CD were created without any electronic instruments or sampling. The result is an organic sound that’s perfect listening music on a relaxed Sunday afternoon.


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Jennifer Lopez Responds to the Rumors About Her New Album
By Mariela Rosario | 02/24/2010 - 11:00

Amidst rumors that Jennifer Lopez had been dumped by her longtime music label Sony/Epic and as a result her new album, Love?, may never be released, La Lopez decided to make an official statement to clear the air:


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Check Out Prince Royce's "Stand by Me" Video
By Mariela Rosario | 12/15/2009 - 09:27

You may have heard Prince Royce's new single—a bachata cover of the 1960 Ben E. King hit "Stand by Me"—on the radio lately. It recently hit #26 on the Billboard Tropical music charts, and is quickly becoming a go-to song for Latinos celebrating the holidays with friends and loved ones.Video favorite, Danny Hastings directed the video and we're totally feeling the theme. Check it out below and let us know what you guys think of it.


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