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  1. Jenni Rivera Memorial: How Were Artists, Execs Connected to Her?

    December 19, 2012 7:16 PM EST Executives and celebrities gathered at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles to pay their respects to Jenni Rivera , the banda diva who died in a plane crash December 9. Artists in attendance at the crowded memorial included singers Gloria Trevi, ...

  2. Jenni Rivera's Family Asks Radio Stations to Play 'La Gran Senora' at Noon Thursday

    December 19, 2012 6:54 PM EST The family of Jenni Rivera asking radio programmers to play Rivera's hit "La Gran Señora" tomorrow (Thursday) at noon, PT. "All of you contact all of the radio stations," Gustavo Rivera, Jenni's brother, told the audi ...

  3. Jenni Rivera Honored By Fans and Stars in Emotional Memorial

    December 19, 2012 3:28 PM EST The memorial commemorating the life of Jenni Rivera was as dramatic and colorful as the artist herself, a cornucopia of laughter, tears and celebration, with fans often singing loudly along to Rivera videos and live performances by her friends and ...

  4. Jenni Rivera's Album Sales Gain 1,014% and Claim Top Three Slots on Latin Chart

    December 18, 2012 9:54 PM EST The late Jenni Rivera's presence is felt strongly on many of Billboard's music charts this week following her tragic death on Dec. 9. With the most recent Nielsen SoundScan tracking week ending on Dec. 16, the new Billboard charts reflec ...

  5. Jenni Rivera's Memorial Services Scheduled For Wed. at L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheater

    December 17, 2012 4:51 PM EST 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 spokesper ...

  6. Jenni Rivera's Sales Soar

    December 13, 2012 3:13 PM EST Though news of Jenni Rivera's fatal plane crash broke on Dec. 9, the last day of the SoundScan tracking week, her passing still rocked the charts. In that single day, even before Rivera was officially declared dead, her albums sales rose 334% ...

  7. Jenni Rivera's Remains Positively Identified

    December 13, 2012 2:56 PM EST Four days after the private plane carrying Jenni Rivera and six others crashed in Northern Mexico, the remains of the bodies have been positively identified. The Forensic Medical Service of Monterrey, Mexico has confirmed that remains of one of th ...

  8. Jenni Rivera's Family Holding On to '5 Percent' Chance that She Survived Plane Crash

    December 10, 2012 10:47 PM EST The family of regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera said they still believe their famous relative is alive. This comes after Mexican authorities confirmed the American-born artist died with seven others in a Learjet that crashed on Dec. 9 in the no ...

  9. Jenni Rivera: Female Voice of a Musical Family Dynasty

    December 10, 2012 5:41 PM EST The Rivera family; back row, L-R: Juan, Jenni, Lupillo, Gustavo; front row: Pedro Jr., Rosy, Don Juan, Doña Rosa (Photo: Marco Antonio Gonzales Velasco) In the early hours of Sunday, December 2, Jenni Rivera made a surprise appearance on stage at ...

  10. Who Was With Jenni Rivera Aboard the Plane That Crashed?

    December 10, 2012 3:52 PM EST The last known photo of Jenni Rivera alive. Clockwise from top: publicist Arturo Rivera, Jenni Rivera, makeup artist Jacob Yebale , stylist Jorge Sanchez. (Photo: Yebale's Instagram) While their names have been listed in news reports about Je ...

  11. Jenni Rivera Billboard Q&A Videos: The Singer Talks Career & Family

    December 10, 2012 2:42 PM EST As Billboard continues to honor singer Jenni Rivera, who tragically died in a plane crash on Sunday (December 9), we bring you five exclusive videos of Rivera's extensive appearance on a panel at the April 2012 Billboard Latin Music Conferenc ...

  12. Jenni Rivera's Legacy: From Her Music Empire to her Upcoming Film Debut in 'Filly Brown'

    December 10, 2012 2:23 AM EST Jenni Rivera lived her life much like the music that made her famous. And that tireless passion -- especially during her demanding live shows -- thrilled and empowered female audiences with songs of heartache and love. Like one of her commanding b ...

  13. Jenni Rivera's Chart Legacy: 7 Top Ten Latin Albums, 8 Top Ten Regional Mexican Singles, More

    December 10, 2012 12:10 AM EST Since 2003 Jenni Rivera has placed seven titles on the top 10 of Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart and eight titles on the top 10 of Billboard's Regional Mexican Albums chart, including one No. 1 album in both. Rivera's Airplay cha ...

  14. Updated: Jenni Rivera Remembered by Regional Mexican Artists, Industry Execs

    December 09, 2012 11:25 PM EST Regional Mexican and Latin pop artists and members of the music industry reacted to news of singer Jenni Rivera's death with disbelief, prayers and memories of a woman they recalled as a true star, whose friendships were as strong as her reno ...

  15. Jenni Rivera, Big-Voiced Queen of Banda, Dead at 43

    December 09, 2012 10:58 PM EST Jenni Rivera, the flamboyant, outspoken, big-voiced singer who was the top-selling regional Mexican female star of her generation was confirmed dead after the small private plane in which she was traveling in Mexico crashed . Rivera was 43 years o ...

  16. Jenni Rivera Dead at 43

    December 09, 2012 9:50 PM EST Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera -- one of the most successful female performers on contemporary Latin charts -- died in a plane crash earlier today, her father and brother confirmed to Telemundo . She was 43 and leaves behind five children an ...

  17. Mexican Singer Jenni Rivera Missing After Suspected Plane Crash

    December 09, 2012 2:51 PM EST Authorities in Mexico have said that a small plane carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has gone missing after taking off from the city of Monterrey, although her management told Billboard.biz this afternoon that "nothing is confirme ...

  18. 3BallMTY, Gerardo Ortiz Dominate Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 18, 2012 11:00 PM EDT (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images) Young talent and a bold new musical trend dominated the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, with 3BallMTY, the edgy tribal music troupe, winning nine awards, including New Artist of the Year, Artist ...

  19. Behind The Boards: Producers & the Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 15, 2012 6:56 AM EDT Here are the finalists for producer of the year at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards. Julion Alvarez A second-time finalist in the producer category, the frontman of Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda has had a busy year. As a finalist in multip ...

  20. Celebrating Mexican Music's Best Artists

    October 15, 2012 6:40 AM EDT Trio 3BallMTY tops ranks of finalists. A rich array of artists are finalists for the second Billboard Mexican Music Awards. Presented by State Farm, the awards can be seen on Telemundo live from Los Angeles on Oct. 18. Finalists-and winners-are ...

  21. Mexican Group Banda el Recodo's Tour Bus Crashes in South Texas, Six Injured

    August 31, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Several members of the popular regional Mexican group Banda el Recodo were airlifted to a local hospital in San Antonio after their bus crashed in a rural section of South Texas, according to a spokesperson for the band, who added that all were li ...

  22. Video: Jenni Rivera 'Amazed' By Fan Enthusiasm For Reality Show

    April 26, 2012 11:49 AM EDT Jenni Rivera sat down with Billboard to discuss how she feels about her success, being signed to CAA, and the impact of her reality show "I Love Jenni" at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. Check Out All Our Billboard Latin Music Conf ...

  23. Latin Conference: Jenni Rivera Opens Up About Her Music, Reality Show, and Her Mexican-American Roots

    April 25, 2012 3:11 PM EDT Jenni Rivera at the Billboard Latin Music Conference Q&A with Billboard's Leila Cobo and mun2's Flavio Morales. (Photo: Michael Seto) Mexican-American diva Jenni Rivera - singer, songwriter, performer, producer, reality TV star, radi ...

  24. Jenni Rivera To Perform, Participate In Q&A At Billboard Latin Music Conference And Awards

    March 05, 2012 5:57 PM EST Jenni Rivera, one of the most prolific entertainers in the Hispanic entertainment industry, will sit down for an exclusive one-on-one Q&A during the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm and taking pla ...

  25. Backbeat: Jenni Rivera Talks New Album, mun2 Production Deal & Upcoming Edward James Olmos-Produced Film

    November 23, 2011 7:40 AM EST Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera takes time to show members of the media and her fans the dress she donated to the Hard Rock Café at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles during a press conference to support the release of her two albums, "Jo ...

  26. Jenni Rivera Signs Production Deal With mun2

    November 07, 2011 8:31 PM EST Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera has signed a lucrative long-term, cross-platform production deal with bilingual music cable network mun2 that will have the entertainer and her family at the center of a slate of programs including the second s ...

  27. Jenni Rivera Cancels Estrella TV Show

    October 13, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Jenni Rivera, who just last week announced she would host a TV show titled "Jenni" on Estrella TV, wrote yesterday on her Twitter account that the deal is off. "Dear fans and followers," Rivera wrote. "Letting you know tha ...

  28. Jenni Rivera To Host Radio On Entravision

    September 26, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Jenni Rivera renewed her recording contract with UMLE/Fonovisa. She has a reality TV series on bilingual channel mun2. And now, she has her own radio show. "Contacto Directo con Jenni Rivera" will begin airing October on radio properties ...

  29. Jenni Rivera, The 'Diva of Banda,' Renews Contract With Universal Music Latin/Fonovisa

    August 23, 2011 7:20 PM EDT Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera has renewed her contract with Universal Music Latin Entertainment/Fonovisa, UMLE president Victor Gonzalez tells Billboard.biz. Rivera, known as the Diva of Banda Music, has become a top-selling name in the reg ...

  30. Telemundo, Mun2's Descarga Concert Series Returns With Reik, Jencarlos Canela, Banda Los Recoditos

    July 08, 2011 4:07 PM EDT The fifth edition of Descarga is taking place this summer with live concerts that will later be televised on various dates on the sponsoring networks. The live concerts, July 10-Aug. 28, will be held at CityWalk at Universal Studios and will inclu ...

  31. Jenni Rivera Reality Show Gets Greenlight For Season 2

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Regional Mexican diva Jenni Rivera will return to bilingual television network mun2 for a second session of her reality show. The new season, called “Jenni Rivera Presents...,” kicks off in spring, 2011. The show is an off-shoot of “Jenni Rivera P ...

  32. Fonovisa To Host Second Web Chat With Marco Antonio Solis

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For only the second time ever, Fonovisa is hosting a Web chat for one of its artists as part of the regional Mexican's label continued efforts to establish its acts in the digital realm. Marco Antonio Solís, one of the biggest names in region ...

  33. Jenni Rivera To Face Trial For Cash Smuggling

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer Jenni Rivera has been ordered to face trial for failing to declare thousands of dollars in cash at Mexico City's international airport. Rivera says a judge ruled she could be free while the trial proceeds but must report to court ever ...

  34. Jenni Rivera To March On Phoenix

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Banda diva Jenni Rivera will protest Arizona's new immigration enforcement law by performing at the end of a march on Arizona's Capitol on Saturday (May 29). Rivera, who is not performing in Arizona as part of her AEG Live-promoted " ...

  35. Musician Jenni Rivera Signs With Spanish Networks

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In a rare feat, Mexican-American music star and budding actress Jenni Rivera has a hand in projects from both major Spanish-language network operators. But she's looking to do much more. "I have always wanted to be the Mexican Oprah Winf ...

  36. Arizona Immigration Law Stirs Fear, Loathing On The Road

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arizona's tough new immigration enforcement law isn't scheduled to take effect until late July. But fear and anger stirred by the law are already beginning to take a toll on concerts in the state, particularly on events featuring regiona ...

  37. Rivera Family Delivers Emotional Discussion At Regional Mexican Confab

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Laughter and plenty of tears marked the Rivera family's frank discussion of their musical dynasty today (Oct. 8) at the Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit in Los Angeles. The family patriarch Pedro Rivera and his children -- artists Jenn ...

  38. Radio, Stars Aligned For Billboard Regional Mexican Summit

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radio programmers from major and emerging markets, the Rivera family musical dynasty, a new wave of regional Mexican artists and superstar Alejandro Fernandez are lined up for the fourth annual Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit. The summit d ...

  39. Banda El Recodo Re-Signs With Fonovisa

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Banda el Recodo has re-signed with its longtime label Fonovisa, sources tell Billboard. The group's next album is slated for release Nov. 24. Banda el Recodo, one of regional Mexican music's top acts, is an over-70-year-old institution. ...

  40. Rivera Family Set For Billboard's Regional Mexican Summit

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Rivera family - stars Jenni Rivera, Lupillo Rivera, Juan Rivera and their father, industry icon Pedro Rivera - will all sit together in a unique and historic industry panel during Billboard's Regional Mexican Music Summit in October. The ...

  41. Premios Premmusa Awards Set For March

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Regional Mexican promoters' association Promotores Unidos is holding its second Premios Premmusa Mar. 19 at the Nokia Theatre near Dallas. The awards show, which recognizes touring achievements among the genre's biggest acts, is a joint ...

  42. Latin Briefs: Idol Winner, Diana Reyes, Rivera Tour

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST - "Latin American Idol" Season 2 winner Carlos Peña is releasing his new single, "Desesperadamente," in the U.S. this week as he prepares to perform at an inaugural celebration for President-elect Barack Obama. The Guatemalan s ...

  43. Orchard Inks Key Regional Mexican Labels

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor The Orchard has signed up two key labels in the regional Mexican genre. Cintas Acuario, home to early recordings from Jenni Rivera, Lupillo Rivera, Valentin Elizalde, Chalino Sanchez and El Chapo de Sinaloa, has joined The Orch ...

  44. Concert Promoter Abdala Shot To Death

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Another member of the regional Mexican music community has been assassinated. Concert promoter Marco Antonio Abdalá was found dead from three gunshot wounds on Jan. 25. Abdalá, who served as promoter for artists such as Banda El Recodo, was kidnap ...

  45. Latin Indie Cintas Acuario Sues Sony BMG

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie label Cintas Acuario and its publishing arms, Sonora Music Publishing and Cintas Acuario publishing, have filed a copyright infringement suit against Sony BMG Entertainment's U.S. Latin label. The suit, filed May 3 in U.S. District Cour ...

  46. Mexican Star Lupillo Rivera To Host Radio Show

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Syndicated offering to begin in November. As initially reported in Billboard magazine (October 7), regional Mexican star Lupillo Rivera has finalized a contract with Radio Network to launch his own syndicated radio show. The two-hour weekly show, ...

  47. Day Two: Breaking Age-Old Perceptions

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Panel discussed moving brand forward. Breaking age-old perceptions and moving the brand forward were the goals of “Not Your Father’s Regional Mexican Music,” which opened the second day of the annual Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards. ...