Nelly Furtado

  1. Chart Moves: Guns N' Roses 'Hits' Longevity Milestone, 'Pitch Perfect' Still Selling Strong

    August 02, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Selena Gomez triumphed with her first No. 1 album , as "Stars Dance" started atop the list with 97,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Jay Z's "Magna ...

  2. Caetano Veloso Honored as Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year

    November 15, 2012 10:28 AM EST Caetano Veloso, the fabled musician, writer, filmmaker, all-around intellectual and founder of Tropicalia, the revolutionary Brazilian cultural movement, was feted as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year with an all-star tribute N ...

  3. Chart Moves: Donald Fagen Charts Highest Album Since 1993 on Billboard 200

    October 25, 2012 2:15 PM EDT As previously reported , Jason Aldean scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as "Night Train" rolls in at the summit with 409,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Brandy, Scotty McCreery and Jamey Johnson make top ...

  4. Chart Moves: 'Glee's' Britney 2.0 Tribute Debuts on Billboard 200, Madonna's 'MDNA' Rises

    September 28, 2012 8:55 PM EDT The Billboard 200 P!nk triumphed this week with her first No. 1 album on the chart as "The Truth About Love" debuted in the top slot with 280,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of five new entries in the top 10, where w ...

  5. Call Nelly Furtado 'Indestructible'

    September 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT After selling 10 million singles, Nelly Furtado reinvents herself again. In the spring, Interscope picked a release date of June 19 for Nelly Furtado's long-awaited fourth English album, "The Spirit Indestructible". However, with an ...

  6. 'System' Looks to Go Worldwide

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 'Cuban soul rock' artist Alex Cuba looks to Europe, U.S. after bringing Latin sounds to his home in Canada. Alex Cuba isn't a fan of labeling-especially when it comes to describing his own music. His influences range from Jimi Hendr ...

  7. Juanes Launching SiriusXM Show To Premiere During Hispanic Heritage Month

    August 01, 2012 5:33 PM EDT Juanes, the 17-time Latin Grammy winner has added a new item to his impressive list of accomplishments: The Colombian singer/songwriter is launching a new monthly SiriusXM show "Yo Soy Juanes" that will be the satellite radio station ...

  8. Rihanna, Drake Lead MTV Video Music Award Nominations

    July 31, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Get More: 2012 VMA , Music NEW YORK (AP) -- The MTV Video Music Award nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nominations each. Last year's big winner Katy Perry isn't far behind, with four nominations. ...

  9. Chart Moves: Carly Rae Jepsen Makes Canada Proud on Hot 100 Chart

    July 27, 2012 1:45 PM EDT As previously reported, Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week with "Call Me Maybe." With its latest frame in charge, the song tallies the longest reign for a song by a woman signed to Interscope Records, passing ...

  10. Carly Rae Jepsen Breaks Records With "Call Me Maybe"

    July 26, 2012 7:00 PM EDT As Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the Mission, British Columbia, native calls two pieces of Hot 100 history her own. With its continued reign, "Maybe" becomes th ...

  11. Business Matters: Vevo Says UK Departures Will Not Impact US Operations

    July 17, 2012 5:51 PM EDT VEVO's Upside of UK Management Changes -- The recent departures of two top executives at Vevo U.K. will not impact U.S. operations, a company spokesperson tells Billboard.biz. A press release issued by Vevo last Friday announced that Nic Jone ...

  12. Latin Music Festival is Among the Hottest Radio-Sponsored Events in the U.S.

    June 28, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Latin music festival is among the hottest radio-sponsored events in the U.S. Hours after tickets went on sale for this year's Reventon Super Estrella concert in Los Angeles, taking place Aug. 10 at the Staples Center, all were gone by the end ...

  13. Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench Win Big at MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 18, 2012 6:04 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen may be the new Sheepdogs -- the Canadian artist on the lips of everyone this year. The newly crowned U.S. chart-topper who signed with Scooter Braun's School Boy Records after Justin Bieber heard "Call Me Maybe" dur ...

  14. Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nelly Furtado to Perform at MuchMusic Video Awards

    May 25, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Canadians Nelly Furtado, Justin Bieber and rising pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen - who all performed on last weekend's Billboard Music Awards - have been added to the MuchMusic Video Awards lineup, along with pop band Marianas Trench. The 2012 M ...

  15. Backbeat: Billboard Music Awards' Raging Afterparty, With Stevie Wonder, Jordin Sparks, Wiz Khalifa, Far East Movement, More

    May 21, 2012 2:31 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa hanging out with BBMA co-executive producer Richard Beckman at the Billboard Music Awards after-party. (Photo: Jem Aswad) For many decades, Billboard has been known for its sober and succinct analysis of the music business and its rela ...

  16. Backbeat: Backstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards With Irving Azoff, Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, Others

    May 21, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Interscope's Dennis Dennehy (left) poses with Robin Thicke backstage at the Billboard Music Awards. (Photo: Jem Aswad) It's one thing to be backstage at a show where extremely famous people are bustling in and out a few feet away from yo ...

  17. Jordin Sparks, Scooter Braun, Cherry Tree's Martin Kierszenbaum: Ten Things You Didn't See at the Billboard Music Awards

    May 21, 2012 12:10 AM EDT Nearly everyone backstage stops what they're doing when Jordin Sparks sings "I Will Always Love You" as part of the Whitney Houston tribute (Ethan Miller/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC) 1) Before the show started, Katy Perry an ...

  18. 2012 Billboard Music Awards to Feature Tributes to Donna Summer and Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch

    May 18, 2012 6:52 PM EDT Billboard Music Awards co-executive producer Richard Beckman on the show's set in Las Vegas (Photo: Taylor Jones) Rihanna and Britney. Lil Wayne and Mary J. An eye-popping performance from an army of Beyonces. Last year, the return of the Bil ...

  19. Shazam To Offer Free, Exclusive Download of Usher's 'Climax' During Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Shazam is getting in on this Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in a big way: fans who use Shazam during the ABC telecast (8:00 p.m EDT) will be able to download an exclusive and free Diplo remix of Usher's chart-topping single " ...

  20. Marianas Trench Leads Drake, Justin Bieber With Seven Noms in Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards

    May 15, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Pop band Marianas Trench has emerged with seven nominations for the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards, topping other nominees such as Drake, Justin Bieber, Nickelback and Simple Plan. The annual awards will be broadcast live June 17 at MuchMusic, housed ...

  21. Chris Brown to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    May 12, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Chris Brown has been added to the list of superstars set to perform at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena. Previously announced performers include Justin Bieber, Carrie ...

  22. Stevie Wonder to Receive Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2012 6:05 PM EDT This year's Billboard Icon Award is going to legendary singer, songwriter and producer Stevie Wonder. The honor will be presented at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand A ...

  23. Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, Nelly Furtado to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    May 01, 2012 10:42 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Linkin Park and Nelly Furtado have joined the growing list of superstar performers set to dazzle the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena. Adele, Lil&# ...

  24. Chart Moves: Jennifer Lopez + Pitbull, Nicki Minaj + Chris Brown, More Collabos Make Waves

    April 12, 2012 6:46 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a sixth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, making history as the first song to log six weeks of at least 300,000 in digital sales, ...

  25. 50 Cent To Make UNICEF Donation In Wake Of Gadhafi Gig

    March 09, 2011 12:49 PM EST Cent is the latest artist to make a donation to charity after it was revealed he performed at an event linked to the clan of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A statement released to The Associated Press on Wednesday said the rapper, who has his o ...

  26. Usher 'Sincerely Troubled' About Gadhafi Concert Link

    March 04, 2011 6:40 PM EST Usher said Friday he's "sincerely troubled" to learn he appeared at a concert in St. Bart's linked to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's family and plans to donate his concert fee to human rights organizations. Earlier this w ...

  27. Mariah Carey 'Embarrassed' by Gadhafi Performance

    March 03, 2011 2:56 PM EST Mariah Carey says she was unaware that she was booked to perform a concert linked to Gadhafi's clan - and she's embarrassed "to have participated in this mess." Carey is among a handful of entertainers who were paid handsome fe ...

  28. Beyonce Donated $1 Million From Gadhafi Performance To Haiti Relief

    March 02, 2011 6:16 PM EST Following in the footsteps of Nelly Furtado , Beyonce has announced that she has handed over the $1 million she earned performing for family members of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to charity. The singer -- who performed with Usher at a 2009 Ne ...

  29. Beyonce, Usher, Furtado's Gigs For Gadhafi Raise The Question: Which Private Shows Are Unethical?

    March 02, 2011 3:32 PM EST Moammar Gadhafi (Photo: Salah Malkawi/Getty Images) As revenues from recorded music and other sectors dwindle, corporate and private shows are welcome income for artists at all levels. But given the negative publicity artists including Beyonce, Ma ...

  30. Nelly Furtado to Donate $1 Million From Gaddafi Performance to Charity

    February 28, 2011 12:12 PM EST Nelly Furtado's Tweet of righteousness (Twitter screen grab) Canadian singer Nelly Furtado took to her Twitter account early Monday morning (Feb. 28) to let her fans know that she wants nothing to do with the fruits of Libyan dictator Muammar ...

  31. Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson, Belanova Set For Terra Music Fest

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Terra has partnered with Ford to present the Terra Music Fest—a day-long concert headlined by Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson and Belanova—that will launch Terra’s new Live & Loud online platform. The Terra Music Fest will take place Oct. 3 at the ...

  32. Marco Antonio Solis, Wisin y Yandel Confirm Billboard Latin Music Awards Performances

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado, Ricardo Montaner, Wisin y Yandel, Luis Fonsi, Marco Antonio Solis, Jencarlos Canela, Banda Los Recoditos, and Gilberto Santa Rosa have confirmed performances for the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, broadca ...

  33. Games Ceremony Is Most Watched TV Event In Canada

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Vancouver Olympics opening ceremony was the most-watched television event ever in Canada, Games organizers said. Vancouver staged the first indoor opening ceremony and tapped Canada's reserves of world-famous talent, like film actor Donal ...

  34. Panda, Wisin And Yandel Winners At Los Premios MTV

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock bands and reggaeton artists were big winners at Los Premios TV in Los Angeles, where the political leanings of the host, Calle 13's Residente, also had some time in the spotlight. Host Nelly Furtado opened the show Thursday with ...

  35. Snoop Dogg, Placebo Join MTV Latin America Lineup

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg and reality show star Kim Kardashian will be presenters at the 2009 Los Premios MTV Latin America awards. British rockers Placebo and pop duo Jesse & Joy have joined a line-up of performers that includes Wisin & Yandel, P ...

  36. No Resistance To Muse On Euro Chart

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British rock band Muse goes straight to No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums with its fifth album "The Resistance" (Helium 3/Warner Music). David Guetta's "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI), featuring Akon ...

  37. Nelly Furtado Hits Latin Sales High

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's Spanish-language "Mi Plan" is the highest-selling Latin pop album debut this year, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album, which includes collaborations with Josh Groban, Alejandro Fernandez and Juan Luis Guerra, ...

  38. Nelly Furtado Soars On Latin Airplay Charts

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado continues her romp through the Latin airplay charts, with her single “Manos Al Aire” hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart and on the Latin Tropical Airplay chart. Furtado becomes the first woman to top the Tropic ...

  39. Nelly Furtado's "Manos," Jenni Rivera's "Ovarios" Leap On Charts

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The big story in this week’s Latin Airplay charts is Nelly Furtado’s “Manos al Aire,” which saw a 60% or more increase in all Latin airplay charts except regional Mexican airplay. On the Hot Latin Songs chart, “Manos” went from 30 to 13 in its thi ...

  40. Nelly Furtado Preps Spanish Album

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Nelly Furtado will release an all Spanish album on Universal Music Latino Sept. 26, Billboard.biz has learned. Furtado, who is of Portuguese descent, forayed into Spanish with "Tu Fotografía," a duet with Colombian rock ...

  41. Springsteen Holds Steady Atop Euro Albums Chart

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen secures a second week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as "Working On A Dream" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) again leads the field ahead of "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand" (Domino). There& ...

  42. MusicMusic Award Nominations For Avril, Feist

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne, Feist and Hedley are among the nominees for MuchMusic's People's Choice Awards, to be handed out during the broadcaster's 19th annual MuchMusic Video Awards on June 19. Lavigne and Feist do battle in the favorite Cana ...

  43. Warner/Chappell SESAC Publisher of the Year

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell was named SESAC Publisher of the Year for the sixth year in a row. Warner/Chappell songwriter Nate "Danja" Hills was recognized with his second “Songwriter of the Year” award based on his multiple chart-topping hits in 20 ...

  44. Triple Echo Nods For Furtado, Gronemeyer

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado, German rock singer Herbert Gronemeyer and Berlin pop duo Ich+Ich have each received three nominations for the German record industry's 17th Echo Awards, which will be presented Feb. 15 in Berlin. Furtado is nominated in the int ...

  45. Gongs Handed Out At Premios Principales Gala

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Actor and occasional rapper Will Smith was the big surprise at Madrid's 2nd Premios Principales music awards on Dec. 14, organized by Spain's most popular national music radio network, Top 40 format Los 40 Principales. The network belong ...

  46. Big Names Come Out For VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerstein Ballroom stage last night (Oct. 5) in New York as part of VH1's fourth Hip-Honors. This year's honorees were Missy Elliott, Whodini, Snoop Dogg and A Tribe ...

  47. Common Claims First No. 1 Album

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Common grabs his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Finding Forever" debuts with 155,000 ... Korn claims its seventh consecutive top 10 studio release as its new "Untitled" bows at No. 2 ... "Beautiful Girls" ...

  48. Furtado, Rihanna Unmoved From European Chart Zenith

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) retains top place on European Top 100 Albums, notching up its tenth aggregate week at No. 1. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z leads Eurochart Hot 100 Si ...

  49. Furtado's 'Loose' Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) makes a remarkable surge back to the top of European Top 100 Albums in its 57th week on the survey. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z launches into a sev ...

  50. KSSE Adds English Music

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Entravision Radio's pop KSSE (Súper Estrella)/Los Angeles has adjusted its format to include more English-language hits, to attract more of the younger, bilingual demo. As of midnight, the station, which had been the premier Spanish-language ...

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