Jenni Rivera Memorial Brings Her to No. 1 on Billboard Social 50
Jenni Rivera Memorial Brings Her to No. 1 on Billboard Social 50

Singer Jenni Rivera's memorial service is scheduled to take place on Wed., Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheater in a ceremony led by the late entertainer's brother Pedro Rivera, Jr., according a spokesperson for the family.

The memorial service's official announcement indicates that a burial service will be held privately.

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"The Rivera family appreciates all the love given to our beloved Jenni Rivera," the family said in a prepared statement.

The Long Beach-Calif.-born Rivera, a major star in the regional Mexican genre, died along with six members of her entourage on Dec. 9 when their plane nose-dived after a concert in Monterrey, Mexico.

The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, according to published reports, has been investigating the Las Vegas-based Starwood Management, who owned the plane that crashed in Mexico and which had two planes seized by the agency in Arizona and Texas this year.

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News of Rivera's death spread quickly as fans in the U.S., Mexico and beyond paid homage to the 43-year-old singer who in addition to her music career had a popular reality show, radio program and beauty products, among other businesses. Internet sites, radio stations and television programs have covered the incident around the clock.

Most recently, Billboard reported that Rivera's album sales rose 334% to 6,000 copies. Joyas Prestadas: Pop (Fonovisa/UMLE) nearly quadrupled, going 28-2 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart while sales for Joyas Prestadas: Banda went 39-4 on the chart.

Rivera's downloads also increased 1,096% to 12,000, with 11 debuts or re-entries on the Regional Mexican Digital Songs chart.

Check back with Billboard.biz on Wednesday for a report on the memorial service.