1. Shakira Confirmed to Perform 'La La La' at World Cup Closing Ceremony

    July 03, 2014 1:31 PM EDT Shakira has confirmed she’ll perform “La La La (Brazil 2014)” featuring Brazilian artist Carlinhos Brown at the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup. The track, which has been billed as this year’s official World Cup anthem (not to be confused with the official SONG, which is “We Are One,”…

  2. Why Is 'We Are One' A Flop?

    June 27, 2014 3:35 PM EDT There’s been a lot of spirited debate on the merits (or not) of “ We Are One (Ole Ola),” the official FIFA World Cup Song , performed by Pitbull with guests Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian Claudia Leitte. Reviews of the track run the gamut, with some calling it spirited, festive and…

  3. Ask Billboard: Shakira's Biggest Hot 100 Hits

    March 07, 2014 6:35 PM EST This week's mailbag looks at the top chart hits by ths week's Billboard cover act, Pharrell's rapid-fire rise to No. 1 on Radio Songs and Demi Lovato's career song and album sales As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings,…

  4. Jenni Rivera, Don Omar & Lucenzo Lead 2013 Mid-Year SoundScan Latin Charts

    July 03, 2013 5:50 PM EDT Jenni Rivera's death in December of 2012 hugely impacted this year’s Latin music sales. At the mid-year point (through the week ending June 30, 2012), she holds five of the top 10 biggest-selling Latin albums in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. Further, the top four…

  5. Pop & Rock Rule Mid-Year Music Sales Charts

    July 04, 2012 4:00 PM EDT With the year half-over, let's take a closer look at some of the biggest selling albums and songs across the major genres of music: pop, rock, R&B/hip-hop, country and Latin. Adele, Gotye Lead Mid-Year Music Sales Charts TOP ALBUMS A year ago at this point, a full half of the top 20…

  6. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Big Winners at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 28, 2011 11:00 PM EDT After a year that saw pop going bigger than ever, it's perhaps not surprising that two crossover superstars -- Enrique Iglesias and Shakira -- were the big winners at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Leading the fray with nine honors was Iglesias, while Shakira followed with six…

  7. Shakira, "Loca"

    September 17, 2010 6:57 PM EDT On last year's enigmatic but underselling "She Wolf," Shakira created some of the most eccentric dance- and hip-hop-influenced pop of the moment, and with her World Cup song "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)," the Colombian star tapped the sound of an entirely new…

  8. Katy Perry's 'Dream' Continues in Europe

    September 10, 2010 8:20 AM EDT Katy Perry lands her first No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums, debuting at the top with "Teenage Dream" (Capitol/EMI). The new leader on European Hot 100 Singles is "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/UMTV/Universal) by Yolanda Be Cool &…

  9. Katy Perry Album Gets Dream Start In The U.K.

    September 06, 2010 7:15 AM EDT Katy Perry scored her first U.K. No. 1 album with "Teenage Dream" (Virgin/EMI), but the title track single had to be content with a No. 2 debut behind former "X Factor" contestant Olly Murs' "Please Don't Let Me Go" (Epic/Syco Music/Sony Music…

  10. Iron Maiden, Shakira Reign On Euro Charts

    September 03, 2010 7:40 AM EDT Iron Maiden 's "The Final Frontier" (EMI) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, as the No. 1 berth on European Hot 100 Singles is occupied for a sixth straight week by "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) by…

  11. Eminem, Taio Cruz Top U.K. Charts

    August 30, 2010 11:10 AM EDT T aio Cruz debuted at No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday) with "Dynamite" (4th & Broadway/Universal Island), as Eminem started a fourth separate stint atop the album survey with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal). "Dynamite" is Cruz's…

  12. Iron Maiden Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    August 26, 2010 8:47 AM EDT British metal mainstay Iron Maiden scores a No. 1 debut on Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Final Frontier" (EMI), while on European Hot 100 Singles "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) by Shakira featuring Freshlyground leads…

  13. Iron Maiden Slays Rivals on U.K. Album Chart

    August 23, 2010 5:52 AM EDT British rock perennials Iron Maiden extended their run of U.K. No. 1 albums to 28 years, and their overall album chart span to 30 years, with "The Final Frontier" (EMI). On the new singles chart, Relentless/Virgin's British "grime" collective Roll Deep debuted at No.…

  14. Eminem Back On Top In Europe

    August 19, 2010 9:18 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) continues to show great staying power in European markets, returning to No.1 again on Billboard's European Albums chart. On European Hot 100 Singles, "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) by…

  15. Eminem Returns To U.K. Chart Summit

    August 16, 2010 7:52 AM EDT "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started its third separate U.K. reign to become Eminem 's longest-running No. 1 on the British album chart, while Flo Rida 's "Club Can't Handle Me" (Atlantic/Warner Music), featuring David Guetta , moved 2-1 on the singles…

  16. Arcade Fire Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    August 13, 2010 7:32 AM EDT Arcade Fire scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Suburbs" (Merge/Mercury/Universal), as "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) by Shakira featuring Freshlyground starts a third week atop European Hot 100…

  17. Arcade Fire Debuts Atop U.K. Chart

    August 09, 2010 7:47 AM EDT Arcade Fire scored their first U.K. No. 1 album with their third set "The Suburbs" (Mercury/Universal). Ne-Yo 's "Beautiful Monster" (Def Jam/Universal) debuted at No. 1 on the Official Charts Company's singles listing. "The Suburbs" thus goes one…

  18. Eminem Reigns On Euro Album Chart

    August 05, 2010 8:38 AM EDT There's no change at the top of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, with Eminem moving into a fifth aggregate week at the European Albums summit with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal), and "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) by…

  19. Eminem Beats Tom Jones to Retain U.K. Chart Summit

    August 02, 2010 11:07 AM EDT As Eminem's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) saw off a strong challenge from T om Jones' "Praise and Blame" (Universal Island) to start a fifth aggregate week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album, new boy band The Wanted scored an instant chart-topping single with …

  20. Shakira, Spain Triumph At World Cup

    July 12, 2010 7:31 AM EDT Punctuated by shouts of "Africa," Shakira 's second consecutive performance at the closing ceremony of a FIFA World Cup sparked an ecstatic response from the vuvuzela-blowing crowd crammed into Soweto's Soccer City. The Colombian singer - who also made a star-turn at the…

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