1. Shakira Delivers Winning Performance at World Cup Closing Ceremony

    July 13, 2014 2:14 PM EDT Santana, Wyclef, Brazilians Ivete Sangalo and Alexandre Pires have crowd in Rio roaring In a winning World Cup closing show joyful enough to cheer up Brazilian fans mourning the performance of their national team, Shakira came onto the stadium field in Rio singing “Dare (La,La,La).” Video…

  2. Ariana Grande, Zedd, Shakira Soar On Dance Charts

    July 11, 2014 1:45 PM EDT The stars surge with 'Break Free' and 'Dare,' respectively. Plus, chart action for David Guetta, Coldplay and Zeds Dead Ariana Grande grabs her first Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart entry, as "Break Free," featuring Zedd, launches at No. 4. The song…

  3. Shakira's World Cup-Inspired 'La La La' Storms Charts

    June 20, 2014 6:12 PM EDT Shakira's "Dare (La La La)" makes great gains on Billboard's charts this week, thanks to the surging popularity of its World Cup-inspired remix and music video.  It rises 32-5 on Latin Airplay, 33-18 on Streaming Songs and jumps 83-53 on the Billboard Hot 100. (On the…

  4. Beyonce, Shakira, Lady Gaga Make Forbes' Most Powerful Women List

    May 28, 2014 7:12 PM EDT Forbes released its annual list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women on Wednesday, and this year's ranking is topped by German chancellor Angela Merkel. Yet in the American political sphere, former first lady Hillary Clinton clocks in at number six -- two spots ahead of current…

  5. Gloria Estefan's 'On Your Feet' Musical Coming to Broadway

    May 21, 2014 12:32 AM EDT Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio hope to have the musical based on their life dancing on Broadway next year. Producers said Tuesday "On Your Feet!" will premiere in Chicago next summer before landing at a Nederlander theater in the fall of 2015. Jerry Mitchell, who directed …

  6. Maroon 5, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande Light Up 2014 Wango Tango Festival

    May 11, 2014 11:53 AM EDT Other performers included Iggy Azalea, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, One Republic and Paramore Wango Tango alum Adam Levine welcomed a new generation of concert-goers to the annual, daylong music festival Saturday. Before performing his hit "Pay Phone" the Maroon 5 frontman recalled his…

  7. Beyonce, Shakira, Christina Aguilera Make Most Powerful Moms List

    May 07, 2014 11:56 AM EDT Working Mother celeberates Mother's Day with 2014's 50 top moms With Mother's Day coming this weekend, Working Mother unveiled its annual Most Powerful Moms list. The 50-member club includes a very powerful handful indeed, with Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera and Shakira leading…

  8. Chart Highlights: Jason Derulo Dominates Pop Songs With 'Talk Dirty'

    April 14, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The singer scores his first format leader since 2010. Plus, new No. 1s for the Black Keys, Jerrod Niemann and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All…

  9. Blake Shelton Sets No. 1 Record, Debuts Duet With Shakira On Country Airplay Chart

    April 01, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Shelton scores an unprecedented 11th consecutive leader with 'Doin' What She Likes,' while his and Shakira's 'Medicine' arrives Blake Shelton rewrites the record for the most consecutive No. 1 singles in the history of the Nielsen BDS-based Billboard Country…

  10. Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga's Biggest Hot 100 Hits

    March 30, 2014 9:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag, a recap of Gaga's best-selling albums, songs and more; Soko's quick Hot 100 run; and your favorite one-word-titled hits As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  11. Shakira Talks New Music, Love and Her 86 Million Facebook Friends at Album Release Bash

    March 25, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Shakira's fans got to see the pop star up close during an intimate album release party for the singer's new music which goes on sale today. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the 30-minute live-streamed show on Monday at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank included a performance of several new…

  12. 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,…

  13. Shakira Goes Country on New Blake Shelton Duet

    March 07, 2014 4:50 PM EST When Shakira wanted to get a little bit country on her upcoming album, she approached fellow "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton. The result is "Medicine," a country song that's light enough on fiddle and steel to work on pop radio. "I told him I wanted to work with…

  14. Hezekiah Walker Completes Six Months Atop Gospel Airplay Chart

    March 04, 2014 1:05 PM EST The song becomes one of the elite titles to spend at least 26 weeks atop an airplay ranking Hezekiah Walker's "Every Praise" joins an exclusive club of songs that have led an airplay chart (that Billboard currently produces each week) for half a year or more, as the track…

  15. Shakira Opens New School in Colombia: 'We Can Change Lives'

    February 25, 2014 10:47 AM EST Global star Shakira returned to her home country of Colombia on Monday (Feb. 24) to inaugurate the eighth school funded by her non profit foundation, Pies Descalzos (Bare Feet). The school and community center, located in the low-income neighborhood of Lomas del Peyé in Cartagena, the tourist…

  16. Daft Punk and Pharrell Rise on Social 50 Chart Post-GRAMMYs

    February 06, 2014 7:13 PM EST It’s all about Daft Punk on the Social 50 this week as the duo, along with one of its collaborators, scale the Social 50 thanks to their wins and performance at the GRAMMY Awards (Jan. 26). The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia…

  17. Shakira and Rihanna Puff Cigars, Dress Down in 'Can't Remember' Video: Watch

    January 30, 2014 9:33 PM EST Cigars? Check. Guitar? Check. Rihanna? Sure, why not? That's the name of the game on "Can't Remember to Forget You," the newest single from hip-swaying superstar Shakira, and its video, released today (Jan. 30). In the clip, released the same day as the singer's…

  18. Shakira Returns to No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    January 30, 2014 7:05 PM EST Justin Bieber jumps to No. 2, while Pitbull leaps into top 10 Justin Bieber’s run-ins with law enforcement dominated the online headlines last week, and in turn, the social network chatter helps lift Bieber 4-2 on Billboard's Social 50 chart. Meanwhile, Shakira returns to the No. 1 on…

  19. Target Partners With Shakira for Upcoming Album, Will Premiere TV Spot During GRAMMYs

    January 25, 2014 7:44 PM EST :44 p.m. ET: This article was updated from its original form. Target’s first music partnership for 2014 is with Colombian pop star Shakira, who will provide the retailer with an exclusive deluxe edition of her self-titled upcoming album, due out March 25. Shakira’s new Target TV spot will…

  20. Shakira, Rihanna's 'Remember' Roars At Radio

    January 14, 2014 4:05 PM EST The pair's new single, from Shakira's forthcoming album, is off to a fast start at pop and Latin pop radio after its first day of release Shakira's new single, "Can't Remember to Forget You," featuring Rihanna, has received a warm welcome at radio following…

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