1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Shakira, Rihanna Team Up On 'Can't Remember To Forget You': Listen

    January 13, 2014 10:47 AM EST Shakira's new album receives March release date. Shakira and Rihanna's long-anticipated duet has at last arrived: "Can't Remember To Forget You," the enjoyably grandiose lead single from Shakira's forthcoming studio album, premiered Monday (Jan. 13)…

  11. Latin Grammy Week: Miguel Bosé Talks Person of the Year Honor, the Business of New Talent and Jenni Rivera

    November 21, 2013 2:11 AM EST What do Ricky Martin, Juanes and Laura Pausini all have in common? This week they're joining forces to celebrate their friend Miguel Bosé during Latin Grammy week. Bosé, one of Spain's most celebrated singer/songwriters, is being feted this week in Las Vegas as the Latin Recording…

  12. Amazon Adventure: A Singer-Songwriter's Account Of Teaching … And Learning

    October 01, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Last year, Chart Beat spotlighted New York-based singer-songwriter Sarah J as she recapped the process, step by step, of what it's like to audition for NBC's "The Voice." This summer, Sarah undertook a different kind of mission: teaching music and more in the Amazon.…

  13. Shakira Hits Six-Month High on Social 50 Chart

    August 09, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Shakira bounds into the top five on the Social 50 chart, rising 10-2 to hit her highest position in over six months. (She was last this high on the Feb. 9-dated chart, when she was No. 1.) This week's move is owed to Shakira’s fans love of her new baby, which spurred a massive spike…

  14. Shakira, Adam Levine and Remaining 'Voice' Singers Come Together for Club Show

    May 09, 2013 3:16 PM EDT Meanwhile, the NBC hit topped Fox's "American Idol" in the 18-49 demo on Wednesday After the four teams on "The Voice" were whittled down to three singers each, the contestants and the coaches journeyed from Burbank to West Hollywood to entertain an invited crowd at…

  15. Alejandro Sanz Lights-Up Nokia Theatre on His 'La Música No Se Toca' Tour: Review

    May 03, 2013 2:54 AM EDT Alejandro Sanz graciously walked onto the stage at Nokia Theatre looking every bit ready for a voracious audience wanting, leaning and feeling his every step. They devoured his every syllable as the crooner opened his U.S. tour in Los Angeles. Fans could not, would not, sit still.   From…

  16. Shakira Sued By Ex-Manager For $100 Million

    April 13, 2013 10:27 AM EDT The behind-the-scenes drama of Shakira’s personal life and finances are coming to light via a lawsuit filed by Antonio de la Rua. The Argentinian businessman, who met the Colombian singer in 2000 while serving as campaign manager for his father's bid to become president of Argentina…

  17. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here…

  18. Beyonce Hits the Studio with Miguel: Photo

    October 31, 2012 12:00 AM EDT One can't deny that Beyoncé knows how to choose her collaborators. She's worked with The-Dream , Frank Ocean , Shakira , husband, Jay-Z , and now Miguel . The singer-songwriter, who recently worked with Alicia Keys on "Kaleidsocope Dream" track, "Where's the Fun…

  19. Draco Rosa Delays Duets Album

    October 16, 2012 8:55 AM EDT The release of "Vida," an album of songs composed by Robi Draco Rosa and sung by the artist in duet with many of Latin music's biggest stars, has been postponed until February, according to Sony Music. The record had been set for a November 13 street date. The first single, …

  20. Pitbull and Shakira 'Get It Started' on New Single: Listen

    June 29, 2012 1:40 PM EDT Having already teamed up with Usher , Jennifer Lopez , Chris Brown and Ne-Yo for hit singles, Pitbull has decided to tap another internationally renowned pop star, Shakira , for the first cut off of his next full-length. "Get It Started," the lead single from Mr. 305's new…

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