1. Carnival Queen Ivete Sangalo Debuts on Social 50 Chart

    March 09, 2017 6:01 PM EST Also, a chart jump for Nicki Minaj & a Stormzy debut. Brazilian singer Ivete Sangalo makes her first appearance on Billboard ’s Social 50 chart, bowing at No. 14 on the list dated March 18 following a flurry of activity around the 2017 Rio Carnival (Feb. 17-March 5). Sangalo’s arrival…

  2. Billboard's Carnival Queen: And the Winner Is...

    March 02, 2017 3:11 PM EST Over one million fans voted for their favorite Brazilian singer in our Carnival-themed poll. Find out who took the crown here. Fans have voted Ivete Sangalo as Billboard ’s Carnival Queen. Over one million people participated in our “Who Is Your Favorite Carnival Queen?” poll, posted Feb. 24…

  3. Who is Your Favorite Brazilian Carnival Queen? Vote!

    February 24, 2017 3:21 PM EST Ivete Sangalo, Claudia Leitte, Daniela Mercury & Alinne Rosa are ready to perform in Salvador: Who gets your vote? It's Carnival time in Brazil, and Brazilian stars Ivete Sangalo, Claudia Leitte , Daniela Mercury and Alinne Rosa are all set to perform at this year's celebration…

  4. Copa América Fever: Vote for Your Favorite Soccer Anthem!

    June 10, 2015 6:10 PM EDT The Champions League tournament may be over but fear not, fútbol fans -- Copa América starts Thursday and runs through July 4, bringing together South America’s best national teams to compete for that coveted CONMEBOL trophy on Chile’s home turf. But the Chileans (and every other team…

  5. 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…

  6. Top 10 Songs From World Cup Spots (Watch)

    June 19, 2014 5:59 AM EDT World Cup ads put music’s reputation as the “universal language” to the test in a crowded field where the choice of the song can mean a win or lose for any brand.  This year’s World Cup sponsorship is up 40% from 2010, according to a study by McKinsey, with FIFA set take in $1.4 billion from…

  7. Ivete Sangalo Brings Her Carnival Sound to US

    July 30, 2013 9:17 AM EDT Ivete Sangalo can fill large venues in the United States, even while few Americans have ever heard of her or her brand of indefatigable Brazilian party music. That's because Sangalo can count on legions of homesick Brazilians to turn out for her all-singing, all-dancing, high…

  8. Latin Grammy Awards Predictions: Ricardo Arjona, Alejandro Sanz + More

    November 14, 2012 3:30 PM EST As is our tradition, here are our yearly predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15, in key categories. This year presents a challenge, as for the first time, there are 10 contenders in each of the main categories (which we think is akin to giving 10th place medals, but that…

  9. Calle 13 Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 17, 2009 3:19 PM EDT With five nods to its name, Latin Grammy darling Calle 13 led the list of esoteric nominations for the 10th annual Latin Grammy awards. The eclectic Puerto Rican urban group, which has already won several Latin Grammys in the past, is up for awards in the Album of the year and Best Urban…

  10. Live Earth Rio Draws Biggest Crowd In The Series

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An estimated 400,000 people audience attended the Rio de Janeiro edition of the Live Earth concert series on a sunny day (July 7) of music, oddities and a lot of speeches. An estimated 400,000 people audience attended the Rio de Janeiro edition of the Live Earth concert series on a sunny day …

  11. 2005 Latin Grammy Awards Winners

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards, held Nov. 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and broadcast live via Univision. Below is a complete list of winners of the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards, held Nov. 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and broadcast live via Univision. Record of…

  12. Slipknot Sets International Dates

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Slipknot has added a June 4 stop at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival to its 2004 tour calendar, which currently only features a handful of international stops. Slipknot has added a June 4 stop at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival to its 2004 tour calendar, which currently only features a handful…

  13. Rock In Rio Boasts Sting, Sanz

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sting is the latest artist confirmed to play the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival, set for May 29-30 and June 3-6 at the Bela Vista Parque in Lisbon. As previously reported, Metallica will also perform on Sting is the latest artist confirmed to play the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival, set for May 29…