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  1. How Ana Free Became A YouTube Phenom, Topped Charts, Opened For Shakira Without Label or Mgmt

    February 14, 2012 3:30 PM EST Ana Free is a YouTube phenomenon. Her video channe l has recorded 82,000-plus registered subscribers,nearly 3 million channel views, and her videos have more than 31 million views. Without label, manager, booking agent or publisher, this young Ang ...

  2. French Music Sales Slow in 2011, Digital Continues Growth

    December 07, 2011 12:28 PM EST The French recorded music market went down -5.6% in trade value for the first nine months of 2011 to €321.3 million, labels body SNEP (Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique) revealed in a late November press conference in Paris. The p ...

  3. James Morrison, Sak Noel's 'Loca People' Top U.K. Charts; Three Pink Floyd Albums Make Survey

    October 03, 2011 7:46 AM EDT Sak Noel - Loca People (Official Video) by M6clips British singer-songwriter James Morrison made it two U.K. No. 1 albums from three releases on Sunday (2) as "The Awakening" (Universal Island) debuted at the top of the new chart. Spanis ...

  4. Latin Power Players: Jorge Mejia

    August 01, 2011 11:59 PM EDT Jorge Mejia Senior VP of Latin America/U.S. Latin, Sony/ATV Music Publishing With 45 charting titles on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart in the past 12 months, Sony/ATV Music Publishing continues its streak of hits, second only to Universal ...

  5. New Sounds, New Approaches, Old Challenges Are Hot Topics at Latin Alternative Music Conference

    July 11, 2011 2:29 PM EDT NEW YORK -- Hanging like a specter over the 12th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference , which concluded Saturday, was the hulking shadow of Pitbull -- or "Pit," the endearment favored by his associates. He didn't attend, but hi ...

  6. El Cata, Cultura Profectica, Dyland and Lenny, 24 Horas To Perform At Billboard Bash During Latin Music Conference

    April 11, 2011 1:44 PM EDT Merengue star El Cata, Puerto Rican Rock/reggae band Cultura Profética, rising reggaetón duo Dyland & Lenny and bachata newcomers 24 Horas will perform at the annual Billboard Bash, taking place April 27 at Mansion in Miami Beach as the prelud ...

  7. 2010's Latin Music Sales Down 26.8%, Digital Up 28%, Enrique Igelsias Is Top-Selling Artist

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Year-end sales of Latin music in the United States continued to drop for the fourth consecutive year, according to numbers released by Nielsen SoundScan. For the 52 weeks ending Jan. 2, sales of Latin music, defined as albums that are at least 51% ...

  8. Rihanna Scores Euro Albums, Singles Chart Double

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna scores a No. 1 debut on Billboard's European Albums chart with "Loud" (Def Jam/Universal), and makes it a double by starting a fourth week atop European Hot 100 Singles with "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Univ ...

  9. Latin Briefs: Don Omar, Shakira, Pitbull

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Three very distinct stories emerged from this week’s Latin sales and radio charts: Don Omar -- In radio , the big story was Don Omar’s “Danza Kuduro,” a straight-ahead reggaetón dance track featuring Lucenzo that rose from No. 2 to No. 1 on Billbo ...

  10. Sugarland Tops Billboard 200 With Third No. 1 Album

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 203,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's country duo's third chart-topper . . . At No. 2, Kings of Leon's "Come Aro ...

  11. Web Trends: Rod Stewart, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown and more

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4 p.m.): 19. Sarah Streeter Rod Stewart has reconnected with his eldest daughter Sarah Streeter whom he gave up for adoption when he was 17 years old. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Hip-Hop's 50 Greatest Animated GIF ...

  12. Web Trends: 'Glee,' Travie McCoy, Atomic Tom and more

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 11 a.m.): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Hip-Hop's 50 Greatest Animated GIFs Of All Time 2. 'Glee' 'Rocky Horror' Songs Leaked! [VIDEO] 3. 5 Creepi ...

  13. Web Trends: Taylor Swift, 50 Cent, Shakira, John Lennon and more

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: There are no music news/videos in this topic at this time. YouTube Most Viewed 24 Hours: 1. Ke$ha - We R Who We R 2. Taylor Swift - Back T ...

  14. Luis Miguel Tops Latin Albums

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mexican crooner Luis Miguel debuted at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums with his new self-titled album, backed by a series of performances in Las Vegas commemorating the Mexican Bicentennial. "Luis Miguel" (Warner Music Latina) moved close to 9 ...

  15. Colombian President Supports Shakira At NYC Show

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The president of Colombia might be in New York for the U.N. General Assembly, but he also found time to attend a concert by Shakira. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, along with the former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, Queen Rania o ...

  16. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, Shakira, Usher, Avenged Sevenfold and more

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 9. Kristi Lynn Gibson Although rumors circulated alleging that Bret Michaels was engaged to Kristi Lynn Gibson, he has denied that they are true. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Usher – There Goes My Baby 2. Epic Rap Battle! ...

  17. Web Trends: Philharmonic in the Park, Pilot Talk, Faith No More, Shakira and more

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 10. Philharmonic in the Park 2010 There are free Philharmonic concerts taking place this week in New York City. 14. Pilot Talk Pilot Talk is Curren$y’s debut album, released today. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Shakira Wak ...

  18. Web Trends: The Dream, Faith No More, Nine Inch Fever and more

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 7. The Dream Producer/artist The Dream has split from his wife, singer Christina Milian. 10. The Dream and Christina Milian Producer/artist The Dream has split from his wife, singer Christina Milian after photos leaked e ...

  19. Shakira To Headline World Cup Closing Ceremony

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT World Cup organizers promise a high-tech closing ceremony featuring Shakira, compared to the more traditionally African ceremony which opened the tournament. Organizing committee spokesman Jermaine Craig says Sunday's (July 11) show at Soccer ...

  20. Shakira's World Cup Anthem Makes Global Impact

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following an explosive performance at the inaugural FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on June 10, Shakira 's "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" is making an impact on international charts. The official ...

  21. Rihanna, Shakira Draw Huge Rock In Rio Madrid Audience

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rock in Rio Madrid broke its own attendance record on Saturday (June 5) with 87,000 fans turning out for Rihanna and Shakira. It was Rihanna's first ever concert in Spain and her only Spanish date scheduled for this year. And Shakira is an ol ...

  22. Guvera Inks Oz Deal With Liberation

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian ad-supported digital music service Guvera has struck a content partnership deal with indie Liberation Music Group, part of the Melbourne-based Mushroom Group of Companies. The Australia-only licensing deal is the first news from the Gol ...

  23. Pendulum Grabs First U.K. No. 1

    May 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pendulum scored their first U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his fourth No. 1 single as the Official Charts Company published its latest sales data on Sunday (May 30). Pendulum's "Immersion" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) debuted at ...

  24. Billboard Latin Winners See Muted Sales Response

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Award winner who saw the biggest bump in real album sales after the telecast wasn't a performer or a presenter. Shakira's English-language "She Wolf" sold 3500 copies, a 71% sales gain, the week ending ...

  25. IFPI Warning On Spain, France, Brazil

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has warned that music markets in Spain, France and Brazil are "suffering acutely" from piracy, as it issued its annual Digital Music Report for 2010. The music industry's global trade body had more positive news on digital ...

  26. Muse, Lily Allen In Australasia's Big Day Out Line-Up

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British alternative rock trio Muse, pop artist Lily Allen and returning local heroes Powderfinger are booked to play the 2010 Big Day Out festival tour of Australasia. Others confirmed by organizers today (Sept. 29) for the line-up include British ...

  27. Iron Maiden Breathes New 'Life' Into Euro Chart

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There's a significant changing of the guard on Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Iron Maiden and Justin Timberlake wrest control from Christina Aguilera and Shakira, respectively. There's a significant changing of the guard ...

  28. Iron Maiden Breathes New 'Life' Into Euro Chart

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There's a significant changing of the guard on Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Iron Maiden and Justin Timberlake wrest control from Christina Aguilera and Shakira, respectively. There's a significant changing of the guard ...

  29. Muse Tops Euro Chart For Third Straight Week

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Holes' is No. 1 in Switzerland, Flanders; No. 2 in France. For the third straight week, Muse’s “Black Holes and Revelations” (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.) leads Billboard’s European Top 100 Albums survey, despite a 1-5 fall in the gro ...

  30. Chili Peppers Top Euro Chart For Fifth Week

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Arcadium' earned platinum award June 14. Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) leads European Top 100 Albums for the fifth straight week, taking the band’s total weeks at No. 1 on the composite chart in ...

  31. Shakira Makes Chart History

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Peaks on Hot Latin Songs, Mainstream Top 40. “Hips Don’t Lie,” the new single by Shakira with Wyclef Jean, has simultaneously shimmied its way to the No. 1 spot on the Hot Latin Songs and Hot 100 Airplay chart this week. Although another Latin act ...

  32. Shakira Gets The MTV 5 Star Treatment

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks is to pool its considerable broadcasting and new media activities for an "unprecedented" marketing campaign to support Shakira's upcoming album release. MTV Networks is to pool its considerable broadcasting and new medi ...

  33. Shakira Gets The MTV 5 Star Treatment

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks is to pool its considerable broadcasting and new media activities for an "unprecedented" marketing campaign to support Shakira's upcoming album release. MTV Networks is to pool its considerable broadcasting and new medi ...

  34. Colombia's Patricia Téllez Dead At 47

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Patricia Téllez, former manager of Shakira and the singer's longtime representative in her native Colombia, died Aug. 17 in Bogota of a heart attack. She was 47. Patricia Téllez, former manager of Shakira and the singer's longti ...

  35. Portuguese Industry To Drop CD-Singles Charts

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the second time in 10 years, the Portuguese music industry is dropping its CD-singles chart. For the second time in 10 years, the Portuguese music industry is dropping its CD-singles chart. Evidence on the disastrous state of the singles marke ...