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Starting off in and considered by the Mexican music industry to have little commercial potential, Los De Abajo took it to the streets themselves. They put out two albums on cassette and travelled around the country playing where they could and arousing passion along the way. Having heard about the Luaka Bop label and its simpatico relationship with Latino music of the left, the band sent off their tapes. David Byrne liked what he heard so much that he got personally involved in mixing their album and with its design. The release of their self-titled CD increased their international profile. What began as a four-member Latin ska group expanded into eight musicians bringing salsa, reggae, and cumbia into their sound. Returning full circle, the band increasingly found inspiration in their Mexican roots, adding Vera Cruz son jarocho and banda sinaloense regional styles to the mix. Their latest video, Resistencia, features Zapatista Commander Esther. Pouring out their strong brew into benefit performances for the movement. The blues compass has been pointing to West Africa for decades, with musicians seeking to trace their back to ancient music.
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Billboard magazine each year releases a Top Hot songs of the year, counted from the first week of November to the final week in October.

Make up a marketing plan on how to promote a band. Pick a band. You have zero dollars. Now go promote them. Although most bands would like to have the kind of budget to promote their latest album on TV, radio, and billboards, they are more likely to have just enough to print up posters for the next gig. And yet indie artists can get the kind of attention that major label acts get: you just need to plan appropriately and implement a few tried-and-true strategies. Here are seven effective strategies to get your music noticed. All they take is a bit of time and some thought about how to get your music directly in front of the people who are likely to be your new fans. While they may not have heard of you yet, if you follow these strategies, they will. You have one thing to do before you get started, though.

Red Light Company. The epic rockers are an international bunch: bassist Shawn Day moved from Wyoming to London in order to join the band, while frontman Richard Frennaux spent his youth in Australia and New Zealand. Little Boots, aka Blackpool-based singer-songwriter Victoria Hesketh, is one of many synth-pop artists poised to break big in You can download a free Little Boots mix-tape from www. West London gloom-rockers White Lies combine the stern atmospherics of Interpol with the arena-ready hooks of The Killers. La Roux takes her name from the French for "red-haired one". The year-old synth-pop artist, real name Elly Jackson, started out as a folk singer before switching tack upon meeting studio partner Ben Landmaid. Kid Cudi. He is set to release his own debut album in spring The San Diego band decided to change their name in November to reflect the start of a "new chapter" in their lives.

We've spent the year tallying album sales figures and reviewing Hot song rankings. Now, at the end of 's road, look back at the 20 artists who traveled further and faster up the charts than all the others.

These twenty stars were the best performers on the Hot and the Billboard over the course of the chart year, from Nov. I do a lot of reflecting. I'll be driving down the streets I used to drive down in Nashville and my song will come on the radio or I'll pass my high school and something will remind me of how my life was before all of these crazy dreams started coming true. We wished for this, my parents and I, every single day without actually believing it would come true. To say Taylor Swift had a remarkable year would be a comic understatement.

She sold more albums than any artist not named Michael Jackson. Her first headlining tour, Fearless , sold out every show within minutes. She became the youngest woman to win the Country Music Assn. We caught up with her on the phone from London to discuss her exhilarating last 12 months.

Have you spent much time reflecting on your growth in the past year? Beyonce Photos Chart History Listen. This is something special. Sasha Fierce" album to last over a year on the Billboard chart. The chart-topping hit-maker and headline-grabbing fashionista from Yonkers, NY became the first artist ever to send her first four singles to No. What's her secret? Once you tap into the soul, the song begins to write itself. In , Will. That's not an album.

There is no album anymore. Miley Cyrus Chart History Listen. What does Miley Cyrus want to be when she grows up? The year-old superstar, who spent 15 weeks at No. No matter how long what I'm doing here lasts, I want to be a songwriter for the rest of my life. Kanye West Chart History Listen. West is Billboard's Top Male Artist of ; an impressive honor, though after his bullying of Taylor Swift at this year's VMAs, we suspect he may be a little irked to see her ranked five spots higher than him on this overall artist list.

Still, despite his sometimes misplaced enthusiasm, the hip-hop hit-maker never fails to give the fans and the foes his all. After a few tumultuous years that found Spears in the tabloids more often than the charts, Britney redeemed herself with a pair of mega-hit singles -- "Womanizer" and "Circus" -- from her comeback album. A successful world tour brought her back to center stage, but the real proof of her rejuvenation was the one-off single "3," which debuted atop the Hot chart in October.

Spears was the first artist to enter the chart at No. Chart History Listen. Sadly, T. But the Atlanta emcee, who scored two of the biggest hits of his career with "Dead and Gone" and "Live Your Life," is taking his punches in stride. Nickelback Chart History Listen. Why did the band that sold 7. You have to keep that fire in the belly. Pink Chart History Listen. There is fun happening, too, and that's why I named it 'Funhouse' in the end.

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