What does a number-one song and a viral video Internet sensation get you in Miami?
If you're a street-credible DJ and producer, it gets you a sold-out show at Grand Central and a sweaty mess of bodies lovin' ever second of it.
At least, that's how it worked out for Baauer on Saturday night, as he ... More >>
He didn't think it would happen -- a Grammy-winning R&B crooner dipping his toes into bachata. But when former Aventura frontman Romeo Santos asked Miami-based record producer Rico Love if he could set up a Usher collaboration for his debut solo record, a dream became a reality.
"To be honest, I [t ... More >>
It's bigger than hip hop. No, really, EDM might just be.
According to Dancing Astronaut, EDM is making so much money, an estimated $4 billion worldwide last year, that some heavyweights have banded together to create the Association for Electronic Music, an advocacy and lobbying body that, like, PL ... More >>
Happy Birthday, Nielson! The SoundScan system just turned 20. And although it's probably on its deathbed, Billboard is celebrating the watermark with a series of chart-topping lists.
The latest release: The top 100 pop songs since the system's implementation, back in '92. Some Miami-bred musicians ... More >>
Just three days after the United States turns the big 2-3-6, BlackPlanet Radio, the U.S. Army, and other sponsors are throwing a post-Independence Day bash in Miami-Dade County featuring performances by some of America's biggest rappers.
It's called the Radio One Fest and it'll be going down Satur ... More >>
Drug addiction, alleged spousal abuse... That's all behind him.
Ever since Whitney Houston drowned in a Los Angeles bathtub, Bad Bobby Brown's been able to focus on the important stuff like fighting a DUI charge in California and hitting the road with his Boston-bred R&B group, New Edition.
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Hey, you totally out-of-control choral music fanatics!
Turn down that hyper-climactic fugue for a second and listen up ... Local ensemble Seraphic Fire, fronted by artistic director and conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley, just released its version of Johannes Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, a fresh ... More >>
Photo by Omar CruzRead the first part of Crossfade's interview with Maná drummer Alex González about Drama y Luz, politics, and Latino pride.
Last week, Crossfade spoke with Maná drummer Alex about turning personal tragedy into art, Latin-on-Latin discrimination, and his band's support for t ... More >>
Pitbull's gonna drop it on the floor at the Billboard Latin Awards.We're now officially entering the final week of the Last Chance registration phase for this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards and Conference. The absolute deadline is April 25.
So all you wannnabe música Latina superstars and ... More >>
FOXSue, we can totally fucking relate.The King, the King of Pop, and half of the Fab Four are spinning in their graves. Somehow, in these terribly confused times, the Glee singers managed to place on the Billboard Hot 100 with the more songs than... You're sitting down? Good, 'cause this suc ... More >>
There have been a lot of rumors circulating regarding bachata boy band and all-around global superstars Aventura, particularly those of the breakup variety.
As early as last summer, gossip began to swirl that the New York-based band comprising Anthony "Romeo" Santos, Henry Santos Jeter, and bro ... More >>
Panic BomberDiscipline EP (YYZ Records)Our love affair with Miami's most quixotic musician continued in 2010 thanks to the quiet release of the Discipline EP on Canada's YYZ Records. After dropping his first full-length, Getting On My Mind, in late 2009, this three-track EP, released in March, al ... More >>
Make no mistake, Rick Ross' Teflon Don is selling pretty briskly for a rap album that makes few pop concessions -- especially in the dismal 2010 buying climate. But last week, the first of the album's release, it seemed that Ricky Rozay might be able to knock Eminem's Recovery out of its reign at ... More >>
photo by Omar CruzRegular Crossfade contributor, Christopher Lopez, has never made any bones about his inherent distrust of bachata boy band Aventura. But now that the group's playing a two-night stand at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood next Tuesday and Wednesday, he felt it was time to explain h ... More >>
Yesterday, we alerted you to David Guetta's newest track "Gettin' Over You," featuring Fergie, Chris Willis, and LMFAO. It sounds like every other track Guetta has produced in the last three years -- but taken to a much scarier, getting-raped-in-a-dark-alley kind of level. We dubbed it the "dance mu ... More >>
Miami rapper Pitbull is releasing his fourth album Rebelution Monday. Some of the singles have already made it on the charts like "Krazy," which features Lil Jon, and "I Know You Want Me," which made it to number 1 in France, according to Billboard magazine.
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In case you hadn't noticed, throughout the course of the last year Luis Fonsi has vaulted to the much sought after and seldom attained elite status in the Latin Pop world, to stand among the heavyweights in the genre. It almost seems as though he's achieved this rather quietly, lacking the genera ... More >>
The soul great Betty Wright is one of Miami's best not-so-well-kept secrets. Starting out as a gospel singer with a family group, in the mid-1960s Wright switched over to R&B. Her robust mid-range belting and knack for picking funky beats and melodies made her a hit, and Wright quickly racked up ... More >>
photo by Adam Elmakias, via victoryrecords.comAlthough they're forerunners of the post-post-post-hardcore generation, like so many of their peers, the guys of the Canadian quintet Silverstein largely reject the "screamo" tag. And sure, pigeonholing sucks, but let's be real. The band's sound hinges o ... More >>