1. Shakira To Headline World Cup Closing Ceremony

    July 07, 2010 8:22 AM EDT World Cup organizers promise a high-tech closing ceremony featuring Shakira , compared to the more traditionally African ceremony which opened the tournament. Organizing committee spokesman Jermaine Craig says Sunday's (July 11) show at Soccer City will be "more youthful and a bit…

  2. Rihanna Rocks Red Hair in Rio

    June 07, 2010 2:56 PM EDT R ihanna unveiled a new look at the Rock in Rio Madrid festival over the weekend, sporting fire engine red hair and a barely-there outfit while performing "Rude Boy," "Disturbia" and more hits for a reported 87,000 fans. Video: Rihanna performs at Rock in Rio 2010 Photos:…

  3. Shakira Visiting Phoenix Over Immigration Law

    April 29, 2010 11:52 AM EDT Colombian singer Shakira planned to visit Phoenix on Thursday over concerns that a sweeping new state law cracking down on illegal immigration will lead to racial profiling. The Grammy winner was set to meet with Phoenix's police chief and mayor to learn more about how the law will be…

  4. Shakira Teams with Freshlyground for World Cup Anthem

    April 16, 2010 1:02 PM EDT A song by Colombian pop star Shakira and South African band Freshlyground has been chosen as the official World Cup anthem. The song, "Time for Africa," is expected to be released to radio stations across the world next week and will be available for download beginning April 26.…

  5. Shakira Prepares To Build School In Haiti

    April 12, 2010 7:41 AM EDT Shakira met child survivors of Haiti's earthquake as her charity prepared to build a school in the disaster-stricken Caribbean country. The singer, who has already joined Hollywood actors and other global celebrities to raise funds for the victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake, flew into the…

  6. Springsteen, Jay-Z, Urban Join Haiti Telethon

    January 20, 2010 9:20 AM EST The music world's top stars are signing on for Friday's "Hope for Haiti" telethon. Bruce Springsteen , Jay-Z , Taylor Swift , Justin Timberlake , Keith Urban and Alicia Keys are just a few of the performers who will be featured, according to MTV Networks, an integral…

  7. Panda, Wisin And Yandel Winners At Los Premios MTV

    October 16, 2009 7:56 AM EDT Mexican rock bands and reggaeton artists were big winners at Los Premios TV in Los Angeles, where the political leanings of the host, Calle 13 's Residente, also had some time in the spotlight. Fellow host Nelly Furtado opened the show Thursday with "Manos al Aire," a song from…

  8. Chart Beat: Yoko Ono, Taylor Swift, Marilyn Manson

    June 04, 2009 3:27 PM EDT NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR: Midnight Star's '80s classic of that title could describe all the action on Hot Dance Club Play this week. Yoko Ono ascends to her fifth No. 1, and third in-a-row, as "I'm Not Getting Enough," credited to Ono, rises 3-1. The song follows…

  9. Bono, Bruce, Beyonce To Play Inaugural Concert

    January 12, 2009 3:42 PM EST Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other music stars will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18. The free event, which is open to the public, will also…

  10. Latin Superstars Highlight Poverty Benefit

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A lineup of Latin mega-stars including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bose and Los Tigres del Norte performed simultaneously on stages in Buenos Aires and Mexico City A lineup of Latin mega-stars including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro…

  11. Sources: Live Nation Clinches Jay-Z Deal

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation closed the Jay-Z 360-degree deal Wednesday night (April 30), sources say. The terms of the deal reportedly include a minimum three-album commitment from Jay-Z. Live Nation closed the Jay-Z 360-degree deal Wednesday night (April 30), sources say. The company yesterday (May 1) filed…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Shakira leads the night with five trophies, including wins for Latin po 2006 - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners…

  13. Shakira, Yusuf Islam Power Live Earth Hamburg

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Hamburg edition of the Live Earth climate change concerts mixed a line-up of international stars, including Shakira, Snoop Dogg and Enrique Iglesias, with major domestic acts and ended nine hours The Hamburg edition of the Live Earth climate change concerts featured a lineup of…

  14. Court Papers: Estefano Begged Shooter To Spare Him

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Latin songwriter Estefano said he begged for his life before his handyman shot and critically wounded him at his waterfront mansion, according to court documents. Latin songwriter Estefano said he begged for his life before his handyman shot and critically wounded him at his waterfront…

  15. Latin Songwriter Estefano Shot In Miami

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Police said a handyman delivering drugs shot and critically wounded a prominent Latin music songwriter and producer Fabio Alonso Salgado, better known as Estefano, inside a waterfront Miami mansion. S Police said a handyman delivering drugs shot and critically wounded a prominent Latin music…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Shakira leads the night with five trophies, including wins for Latin po 2006 - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners…

  17. CHART BEAT

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris moves to the penthouse on two charts, plus news about David Bisbal, Alejandro Sanz, Tim McGraw and more. 'MONEY' FOR SOMETHING: Ludacris and Pharrell are kings of the hill on both The Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, deposing Justin Timberlake on…

  18. MTV Brings Latin Awards To Mexico City

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mexico City will host the fifth edition of MTV's Latin American Video Music Awards on Oct. 19, after a hurricane threat forced the network to cancel last year's scheduled ceremony in the Mexican Carib Mexico City will host the fifth edition of MTV's Latin American Video Music…

  19. Chart Beat

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Shakira, Wyclef Jean, LeAnn Rimes and Kenny Chesney. 'HIPS' HOPS TO NO. 1: A 9-1 move for "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) puts Shakira and featured guest Wyclef Jean at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, the first time in pole position for both artists and the…

  20. Billboard Awards Latin Superstars, Newcomers

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards sent a clear message that the Latin audience has accepted new sounds, from reggaetón to rock to progressive tropical music. The night's big winner was Colomb The 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards sent a clear message that the Latin audience has…

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