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  1. Don Omar Organizes Haiti Aid

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Urban Latin star Don Omar is the latest Latin music star to venture into Haiti in an effort to help victims of the earthquake. Don Omar (real name William Omar Landrón) is flying to Haiti later today with actor Vin Diesel on a private plane loaded ...

  2. Aventura, Ricky Martin Among Acts Assisting In Haiti Relief

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Latin artists are pitching in to help victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti with everything from benefit concerts to donations to volunteer work. Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel are donating $200,000 to rebuild an orphanage ...

  3. Bono, Timberlake To Perform At Haiti Benefit

    January 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST George Clooney says the "Hope for Haiti" benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. Speaking to The Associated Press at the Golden Glo ...

  4. MTV Networks Reveals Haiti Relief Plans

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks on Friday revealed details about the Haiti relief telethon it is mounting with actor George Clooney. The two-hour telethon to support the victims of this week's devastating earthquake will be called "Hope for Haiti." It ...

  5. Madonna Gives $250K To Haiti, Asks Others To Match

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Madonna says she has donated a $250,000 to help the people of Haiti — and she is urging her fans and friends to do the same. The pop queen said Friday in a statement that her prayers are with the people of Haiti. She says she donated to Partners I ...

  6. Miami Stations Plan Fundraising Drive For Haiti

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish Broadcasting System's four Miami radio stations and its Mega TV Channel 22 are launching a 12-hour fundraising and donation drive on Friday to assist victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday. SBS will accept donations of ...

  7. Wyclef Jean Calls For Action On Haiti Disaster

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Wyclef Jean has called on the international community to offer emergency assistance to Haiti, which was hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Thousands may have died as a result of the quake, which hit the Caribbean nation around 5pm ET on Tuesday (J ...

  8. Carmen Electra To Host Billboard New Year's Special

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carmen Electra will host Billboard’s New Year’s Eve Live special airing Dec. 31 from 11:00 PM to 12:30 AM on Fox. American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen, Idol finalist Allison Iraheta, and Sean Kingston are set to perform at the event, which ...

  9. Keane Unveils U.K. Forest Tour, New EP

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. melodic rock act Keane has announced a series of outdoor live shows to take place next summer as part of the Forestry Commission Live Music (FCLM) series, following the global release of a new 8-track EP entitled "The Night Train" o ...

  10. 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards Heads To Puerto Rico

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST For the first time in its more than 20-year history, the Billboard Latin Music Awards will take place in Puerto Rico, marking the first time the show goes on the road from its traditional Miami homebase. The awards, presented by State Farm, will b ...

  11. First Billboard Japan Awards Set For January

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST The first-ever Billboard Japan Music Awards will be held January 31 in Tokyo and broadcast live on Next Fuji, a cable channel of Fuji Television. The inaugural event will honor the top artists in Japan for 2009 based on the Billboard Japan charts ...

  12. Billboard, Fox Partner On New Year's Eve TV Special

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Billboard and Fox will ring in 2010 with "Billboard's New Year's Eve Live," a special broadcast of musical performances from the Las Vegas Strip by hot acts on the Billboard charts. The live broadcast from 11 p.m. ET – 12:30 a. ...

  13. Billboard Brazil Launches Monthly Magazine With Local Charts

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Brazil , a Portuguese-language monthly version of Billboard for the Brazilian market, has launched. Published by BPP Promocoes e Publicacoes LTDA, the magazine contains the U.S.-based Hot 100 and Billboard 200 albums charts, but also con ...

  14. The Hours Label Launches Climate Change Download

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French independent label the Hours has targeted 50 million downloads as part of a new climate change initiative, which aims to gather global support by distributing a free track. The 'tck tck tck' campaign, designed by French adverti ...

  15. Billboard To Honor Lady Gaga As 'Rising Star'

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard will honor pop sensation Lady Gaga as its "Rising Star" at the 2009 Billboard Women In Music event, taking place on Oct. 2 in New York. The Billboard Rising Star Award rewards artists that have achieved a level of success and p ...

  16. Billboard To Honor Ozzy Osbourne With 'Legend' Award

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard will fete Ozzy Osbourne with the Legend of Live award at the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards, set for November 5 in New York. Osbourne will be in person at the event to receive the honor. The Billboard Legend of Live award recognizes an in ...

  17. Billboard, ViewLife Partner For Billboard Korea Launch

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard will launch in South Korea through a partnership with Korean media company ViewLife, Inc. The first-ever Billboard Korea charts will launch with a consumer Korean language music Web site and mobile music applications. Billboard and ViewL ...

  18. Billboard En Espanol Launches On Telemundo

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The new Billboard en Español has launched on Telemundo.com , accessible at both billboardenespanol.com and at Telemundo.com's music tab. The new Billboard en Español supplies music news, charts and video interviews with artists for Telemundo. ...

  19. Billboard's 'Women In Music' Nominations Open

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the fifth consecutive year, Billboard's special feature Women In Music will identify the women making a difference in the music business. And for the first time, we invite our readers to offer their nominations at billboard.biz/womeninmus ...

  20. Billboard Unveils New Billboard.com

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT To solidify Billboard.com as the Web's top music entertainment destination, Billboard has relaunched the site with new features and products that will provide music fans with a more interactive and customized discovery experience. Billboard.c ...

  21. Moby, MTV Join EU Climate Change Battle

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Moby will kick off a series of concerts across Europe next month aimed at raising climate change awareness among young people, the European Union's executive arm said. The concerts are part of the European Commission's "Play to stop ...

  22. Aleks Syntek Kicks Off Second Season Of 'Estudio Billboard' Tonight

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT “Estudio Billboard,” the in-depth, one-hour music interview show that airs on the V-me network, kicks off its second season today with an in-depth interview with award-winning singer/songwriter Aleks Syntek. Syntek will be one of 13 top Latin acts ...

  23. British Festival-Goers Still Car-Bound

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite efforts by U.K. festival organisers in recent years to "green" their events, more than two-thirds of festival-goers still travel by car -- and most of those are in vehicles containing only one or two people. That statistic emerge ...

  24. CMN, Billboard Team For Latin Concert Series

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment marketing company Cárdenas Marketing Network (CMN) has joined forces with Billboard to present a series of Latin music concerts tied to the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The Billboard Latin Music Concert Series is tentatively schedul ...

  25. John Legend Plans Summer Tour

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT John Legend will embark on a 50 city U.S. tour this summer in support of his latest album, "Evolver." The trek begins June 27 in Muskegon, Mi., and caps off in Berkeley, Calif., on Labor Day. India.arie is scheduled to open select shows. ...

  26. Execs, Superstars Set For Billboard Latin Conference

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 20th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm in association with Verizon, kicks off April 20 with back-to-back panels on touring, music and media and Billboard’s first Urban MIXX day, presented in conjunction with Crea ...

  27. The Billboard Green 10

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sure, gas is back to $2.50 per gallon and people are more concerned about saving their jobs than the whales. But the artists who made the Billboard Green 10 this year dedicated time, money and their fame to showing that environmental progress shou ...

  28. Missy Higgins Backs Environmental Campaign With EP

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Missy Higgins, the Australian singer, songwriter and devout environmentalist, is raising funds to help thwart government plans to industrialize a pristine area of the country's north west. Ahead of a visit to her homeland, Higgins and her Aus ...

  29. Black Eyed Peas On Course For First Hot 100 No. 1

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas' new single, "Boom Boom Pow" (will.i.am/Interscope), will make a big boom on next week's singles charts. Interscope is projecting the song, released on March 31, will sell more than 400,000 downloads in its ...

  30. Animal Conservation Fest Pulled

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Red List LIVE, a new U.K. festival dedicated to raising money for endangered species, has been postponed until 2010 as a result of the challenging economic climate. The festival was due to be staged at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent from Jun ...

  31. Metropolitan Talent To Cut Staff

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After weeks of industry speculation regarding the future of Metropolitan Talent and rumored cash flow problems, senior management at the company - co-CEO's John Scher and Al Cafaro, and CFO Errol Antzis - now say they will lay off and furloug ...

  32. Billboard TV: Industry Weighs 'Idol' Influence

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT From the young contestants' song choices to the artists who agree to become mentors on the program, former chart-topping acts can find their careers re-invigorated from what is commonly known as the "America Idol" bump. But despite ...

  33. Future Uncertain For French Distributor Nocturne

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paris-based indie distributor Nocturne, which distributes over 300 independent labels, is under serious financial pressure and its managing director was unable to deny it was facing bankruptcy when contacted by Billboard.biz The company has alread ...

  34. Coldplay, Foo Fighters Tipped For Bushfire Benefit Shows

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Speculation is mounting down under that veteran Aussie promoters Michael Gudinski and Michael Chugg are co-ordinating simultaneous stadium concerts in support of the country's bushfire and flood appeals. Word is that the 100,000-capacity Melb ...

  35. Cohen Supports Australian Bushfire Relief

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Veteran Canadian songsmith Leonard Cohen and his Australian touring party have thrown their support behind victims of the deadly bushfires currently raging through the Victorian state of Australia. Cohen and his touring support act Paul Kelly, tog ...

  36. Billboard Latin Music Awards Return To Telemundo

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Billboard Latin Music Awards will air live April 23 on the Telemundo network, both in the United States and internationally. The Latin music industry's most prestigious award show returns to Telemundo following the extension of Billboard& ...

  37. Aventura Tops Hot Latin Songs Chart

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST For the first time in their six year chart history, urban bachata crooners Aventura have made it to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart. The group’s new single, "Por Un Segundo," rose from No. 2 to No. 1 this week with an aud ...

  38. Green Ball Sells Out In 12 Minutes

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Green Ball, one of many high-profile gatherings as part of the inauguration of Barack Obama next week in Washington, is a hot ticket, with Maroon 5, Will I. Am, Melissa Etheridge, John Legend and Michael Franti on the bill. Live Earth founder ...

  39. Green World Award For Glastonbury Founder

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Eavis, founder of the U.K.'s Glastonbury festival, will receive a Green World Award at the MIDEM international music market in Cannes, which runs Jan. 18 to 21. The award, to be presented Jan. 19, recognizes the annual Glastonbury eve ...

  40. Billboard Partners With Thumbplay

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile entertainment company Thumbplay and Billboard have partnered to offer Billboard.com visitors direct access to Thumbplay's catalog. Links to mobile music previews and downloads will be available on all Billboard.com chart and artist pag ...

  41. Live Earth India Canceled After Attacks

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Live Earth India concert, scheduled to be held in Mumbai on Sunday, has been called off after terror attacks in India's financial capital killed nearly 200 people, organisers said. American musician Jon Bon Jovi, British rocker Roger Wate ...

  42. Bon Jovi, Waters Set For Live Earth India

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu at Live Earth India, to be held Dec. 7 at Andheri Spor ...

  43. Ticketmaster To Power Billboard.com Ticket Sales

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billboard and Ticketmaster have teamed to offer Billboard.com visitors direct access to thousands of live music events across all genres of music. Links to ticket sales are now available on all chart and artist pages throughout Billboard.com, and ...

  44. Billboard Announces Women In Music Honorees

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, Deborah Harry and Colbie Caillat will be honored at Billboard's third annual Women in Music breakfast, to be held Oct. 24 at New York's St. Regis Hotel. Ciara will receive the Woman of the Year award, which recognizes success as a ...

  45. Britney To Tour Next Spring

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears will begin a tour next spring, produced by AEG Live. Sources say the trek will likely be international in scope, as were recent AEG Live-produced outings by Bon Jovi and Justin Timberlake. Spears last toured in 2004, grossing more t ...

  46. Fleming Artists Restructures

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fleming Artists announced a restructuring of its Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Artist booking agency. With the recent addition of an Australian office and the creation of operations and artist development divisions, Fleming Artists is positioning itself ...

  47. Pietroluongo Named Billboard Charts Director

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Silvio Pietroluongo, who has been Billboard associate director of charts since 2006, has been named director of charts. He replaces director of charts/senior analyst Geoff Mayfield, who is leaving Billboard after 23 years to join the Universal Mus ...

  48. Billboard’s Christman Expands Duties

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard senior retail correspondent Ed Christman is adding the publishing beat to his reporting duties. In his new role, Christman will be responsible for leading the coverage of publishing issues for all Billboard products, including the weekly ...

  49. Arctic Monkeys Management Company Splits

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ian McAndrew and Colin Lester, co-founders and co-directors of London-based artist-management company Wildlife Entertainment, are to go their separate ways after more than five years. Both parties say the split is amicable, but decline further com ...

  50. Werde Upped At Billboard

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard executive editor Bill Werde has been named the magazine's new editorial director. He replaces Tamara Conniff, who is leaving to become president of music services for Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Group. In his new role, ...

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