Jenni Rivera

  1. Chiquis Rivera Launches Webseries, Site Crashes Due to Overwhelming Demand

    April 01, 2014 9:13 PM EDT It could have well been an April Fools' Day joke: Fans tuning in for the launch of an eagerly anticipated online mini-series, greeted with a crashed website. But it wasn't, as Chiquis Rivera, daughter of late-regional Mexican singer Jenn ...

  2. Lawsuit Filed Over Jenni Rivera Plane Crash Death

    February 14, 2014 9:19 PM EST The husband of Jenni Rivera is suing the owners of the plane that crashed in northern Mexico in December 2012, killing the Mexican-American pop star and six others. City News Service says former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Esteban Loaiza filed the ...

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

    November 20, 2013 8:21 PM 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 ...

  4. New Jenni Rivera Album, Tribute Concert Slated for December

    November 06, 2013 9:30 PM EST Plans to celebrate regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera with a new album and a tribute concert are under way one year after the singer died while working in Mexico. As previously reported in Billboard , Universal Music Latin Entertainment/Fonovi ...

  5. Backbeat: Billboard's Leila Cobo Is a No. 1 Selling Author!

    June 24, 2013 1:44 PM EDT Billboard’s Leila Cobo presented “Jenni Rivera: The Incredible Life of a Warrior Butterfly” ( Penguin ), at a book signing at Books & Books in Miami. It was the latest of several events where Cobo has promoted her top-selling biography of t ...

  6. Gloria Trevi Sings Telenovela Theme, Goes Independent

    June 04, 2013 8:26 PM EDT “No Soy Un Pájaro” (“I’m Not a Bird”) is the new Gloria Trevi song and theme of the telenovela “Libre Para Amarte” (“Free to Love You”) on Televisa, which airs in Mexico beginning June 17. It’s the singer’s debut on a telenovela soundtrack.   A ...

  7. Jenni Rivera Remembered: 1969-2012

    April 24, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Jenni Rivera: 1969-2012 Jenni Rivera On the Charts: 7 Top Ten Latin Albums, 8 Top Ten Regional Mexican Singles, More Jenni Rivera's Legacy: From Her Music Empire to her Upcoming Film Debut in 'Filly Brown' Jenni Rivera Discusses H ...

  8. Jenni Rivera Exhibit Opening At Grammy Museum On Mother's Day

    April 11, 2013 8:34 PM EDT The Grammy Museum's new exhibit on singer Jenni Rivera is scheduled to open on May 12 in Los Angeles and will feature costumes, rare photographs, hand-written notes, videos and awards belonging to the late entertainer who went from aspiring ...

  9. Don Omar, Romeo Santos, Wisin & Yandel, Jenni Rivera Top Finalists for 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    February 05, 2013 10:00 AM EST Don Omar has done it again. After leading the 2012 list of finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards with 16 finalist nods, he returns in 2013 with 18 nods, including Artist of the Year; Social Artist of the Year and Streaming Artist of th ...

  10. 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, ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Tickets To Jenni Rivera Memorial Service -- $1 Through Ticketmaster.com -- Sell Out In Minutes

    December 18, 2012 4:56 PM EST Tickets to singer Jenni Rivera's memorial service went on sale to the general public on Ticketmaster.com for $1 at noon PT on Tuesday, giving fans of the regional Mexican star an opportunity to attend the event at the Gibson Amphitheater in L ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Romeo Santos, Prince Royce, 3BallMTY Join Don Omar Atop Latin Charts

    December 14, 2012 8:24 AM EST Uptempo hits, collaborations galore and a smattering of high-profile new sounds stand out on the year-end Latin chart recaps. Following 12 months of continuous radio hits, Don Omar -- who has also been a major online presence -- nabbed the No. 1 s ...

  17. 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% ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Jenni Rivera Discusses Her Success: Exclusive Billboard Latin Conference Video

    December 09, 2012 8:59 PM EST Tonight (December 9), with the sad news that singer Jenni Rivera is believed to have died in a plane crash in Mexico , we look back to a candid Billboard video interview from April in which the Mexican-American artist talked about her multi-facete ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Diana Mogollon

    November 28, 2012 5:25 PM EST GM, mun2 Latin Music Booster 26In her second year at the helm of mun2, GM Diana Mogollón saw the bilingual network report its highest ratings and revenue in its 11-year history. "We've had double-digit growth [in ratings]," Mogollón ...

  30. Beto Cuevas Named New Judge on 'La Voz Mexico' Beside Paulina Rubio, Miguel Bose and Jenni Rivera

    July 11, 2012 2:48 PM EDT Beto Cuevas, the former lead singer of the Chilean rock band La Ley, will be joining Spanish crooner Miguel Bose, pop star Paulina Rubio and regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera as the fourth coach on the second season of Mexico's version of ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Mun2 Taps Regional Larry Hernandez, Chiquis Rivera For New Slate Of Realty Programming

    April 17, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Executives from bilingual cable network mun2 unveiled a new slate of reality programming that includes shows about regional Mexican crooner Larry Hernandez, singer Jenni Rivera's daughter, Chiquis Rivera, and a weekly magazine series featurin ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Backbeat: Jenni Rivera Premieres 'I Love Jenni' Season Two At Party With Gerardo Ortiz, mun2 Execs

    March 05, 2012 10:25 AM EST Regional Mexican singers Jenni Rivera and Gerardo Ortiz at the launch party for Rivera's "I Love Jenni" reality program at My House in Hollywood. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera capped off the premiere pa ...

  36. Jenni Rivera, Cristian Castro Both Have Top 10 Albums on Billboard Latin Chart; Romeo Santos Holds No. 1

    December 01, 2011 12:45 PM EST In a rare occurrence on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, two artists find themselves with two albums simultaneously on the top 10 of this week's tally: Jenni Rivera and Cristian Castro, both Universal Music Latin acts (Rivera on Fonov ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. mun2's Roberto Isaac Promoted To Director of Music Programming

    November 21, 2011 5:30 PM EST Longtime mun2 manager Roberto Isaac has been promoted to director of music programming, the bilingual cable network has announced. Isaac, who joined the network as manager of music programming in 2006, will continue to lead and develop the network ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Billboard Mexican Awards to Honor Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Jenni Rivera, Paquita la del Barrio

    October 10, 2011 3:32 PM EDT Norteño icons Los Tucanes de Tijuana, legendary singer Paquita la del Barrio and multi-faceted diva Jenni Rivera will be honored by Billboard and Telemundo with special awards during the inaugural Premios Billboard de la Música Mexicana . The awar ...

  42. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Diana Mogollon

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 28 Diana Mogollón GM, mun2 Website: holamun2.com Twitter: @mun2 Cable network mun2 is a pioneer in bilingual, youth-oriented broadcasting. Since taking over as its GM in July 2010, Diana Mogollón has raised its profile and extended its reach. ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Latin Power Players: Gustavo Lopez

    August 02, 2011 12:54 AM EDT Gustavo Lopez Executive VP of brand partnerships, business development and digital, Universal Music Latin Entertainment Gustavo Lopez capped his last year as president of Universal-owned Disa and Fonovisa (the position has since been eliminated) s ...

  46. Horacio Rodriguez: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Horacio Rodriguez Director of Product Development, Universal Latin Entertainment Horacio Rodriguez, 29, manages the product development and digital marketing operation for Universal Music Latin Entertainment's four labels (Disa, Fonovisa, Mac ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 " ...

  50. 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 ...

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