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  1. Pitbull to Receive First-Ever Global Ambassador Award at 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame: Exclusive

    March 14, 2017 9:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning artist Pitbull will receive the first-ever Global Ambassador Award at the 48th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony on June 15, Billboard can exclusively announce.  The special accolade, which will not be gi ...

  2. Pitbull to Host the 2014 American Music Awards

    October 20, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Pitbull will make his presence felt at the American Music Awards, again. The high-profile rapper will host the Nov. 23 ceremony, and he’ll perform a song from his upcoming album release Globalization . "World, who would have thought Pitbul ...

  3. RCA's Tom Corson, Pitbull Honored By T.J. Martell Foundation in NYC

    September 29, 2014 12:57 PM EDT RCA Records President and COO Tom Corson was honored Sunday at the 15th annual T.J. Martell Foundation Family Day, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Also honored was Polo Grounds Music/RCA recording artist Pitbull , who headline ...

  4. World Cup Wins on Billboard Social 50 Chart: J.Lo Hits New High

    June 19, 2014 6:23 PM EDT It’s all about the World Cup and Jennifer Lopez on the Social 50, as Lopez rises 13-2 to achieve her highest position ever in the list’s three-and-a-half year history. The Social 50 incorporates the following metrics: weekly additions of fans acro ...

  5. Luciano Luna Wins SESAC Latina Composer Of The Year, Dulce Maria Music Takes Publisher Prize

    June 19, 2014 1:00 AM EDT SESAC Latina celebrated its 20th anniversary with the annual celebration of its SESAC Latina Music Awards, held June 18 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Writers and publishers were honored for the top-performing tracks of 2013 a ...

  6. Morning Fix: Amazon's Licensing Approach Could be Digital Music's Future; Twitter COO Resigns; Katy Perry and Staples 'Make Roar Happen'

    June 13, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE WHY AMAZON'S APPROACH TO LICENSING COULD BE THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL MUSIC Even though the just-launched Amazon Music Price is receiving some criticism, it hints at a future with different types o ...

  7. Chart Moves: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj, Shakira Hit Hot 100; Becky G Tops Latin Rhythm Airplay; 'Idol' Champ Caleb Johnson Rocks On

    May 30, 2014 12:09 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and lifts 2-1 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem," thus becoming the first act since the Beatles in 1964 to ran ...

  8. Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez World Cup Song a Flop?

    May 25, 2014 6:12 PM EDT The official World Cup song is definitely striking a chord - the wrong one with many in host country Brazil. Since the recent release of FIFA's "We Are One (Ole Ola)," hordes of fans in Brazil have been slamming the official 2014 Cu ...

  9. Pitbull Sues Alcohol Company Over 'Pit Bull' Vodka Recipe (Report)

    May 19, 2014 1:34 PM EDT Pitbull is suing E. & J. Winery & New Amsterdam Spirits Company for branding a vodka recipe the 'Pit Bull,' according to TMZ . The Florida rapper, whose name has been trademarked since 2000, alleges that the alcohol distributor h ...

  10. Billboard Music Awards Producer Larry Klein on Show's Michael Jackson Event: ‘It’s Amazing’

    May 16, 2014 1:04 PM EDT “It's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen,” says Larry Klein, the executive producer for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Klein is referring to the Michael Jackson event slated for this year's show timed with the release o ...

  11. Shakira To Perform at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Shakira is the latest superstar confirmed to perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! ?• Video:   Top BBMA Performances ?• GIFs: ? See the Finalists • Photos:   60 Memorable ...

  12. Lily Allen’s 'Sheezus,' Mr. Probz' 'Waves' Ride to No. 1 on U.K. Sales Charts

    May 12, 2014 8:30 AM EDT British pop favorite Lily Allen’s “Sheezus” (Parlophone/Warner Music) has become her second U.K. No. 1 album. The Official Charts Company’s new sales data, published Sunday (May 11), also showed Dutch hip-hop star Mr. Probz reclaiming the singles ...

  13. One Direction's 'You & I' Video Returns Group to Top 10 on Social 50

    April 24, 2014 6:28 PM EDT After a nine-week absence from the top 10 on the Social 50 chart, One Direction returns to the region, vaulting 14-8 after the debut of their video for "You & I" on April 18. The nine-week vacation from the region was the group' ...

  14. Paolo Nutini, Kiesza Top U.K. Charts

    April 21, 2014 4:52 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini’s third album “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music) became his second in a row to top the U.K. chart, as the Official Charts Company published its new weekly data yesterday (April 20). Twenty-five-year-old ...

  15. Countdown to the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference: 2004-2013

    April 18, 2014 2:13 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a special discount. In honor of the 25 anniversary of the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards , which kicks of this Mond ...

  16. Countdown to the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference: 1994-1998

    April 04, 2014 12:59 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a special discount. In honor of the 25 anniversary of Billboard's Latin Music Conference, Billboard.biz is breaking out the ...

  17. UMLE Signs Deal with MeccaLani to Sign/Develop Latin Urban Acts (Exclusive)

    April 03, 2014 6:49 PM EDT In an effort to expand its urban music roster, Universal Music Latin Entertainment is partnering with Miami-based management/production company MeccaLani to develop and sign urban acts to its roster. MeccaLani is headed by music attorney Angie Mar ...

  18. Morning Fix: Billboard, Twitter Partner for 'Real-Time Charts'; Pitbull's Billion Dollar Brand; 4th Person Dies From SXSW Crash Injuries; Facebook to Bring Internet Everywhere

    March 28, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BILLBOARD AND TWITTER PARTNER TO CREATE 'BILLBOARD TWITTER REAL-TIME CHARTS' New charts will be the first to use Twitter data to identify the top and emerging tracks and artists of the mom ...

  19. Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' Video Prompts Social 50 Chart Re-Entry

    March 27, 2014 9:27 PM EDT Two former collaborators make big moves on the Social 50 chart, as both Lady Gaga and Beyonce shake up the tally. Lady Gaga re-enters the tally at No. 26 in the wake of the debut of her music video "G.U.Y." on March 22. With the debut co ...

  20. Pitbull Plans To Be the Next Billion Dollar Brand

    March 27, 2014 11:51 AM EDT Normal 0 0 1 424 2421 20 4 2973 11.1539 0 0 0 Pitbull's aspirations go far beyond being just an entertainer. With a net worth somewhere between $11-20 million, nine top 10 singles under his belt, the official song of the 2014 World Cup, and a ...

  21. Chart Moves: American Authors Pen First No. 1; Brantley Gilbert Pops Cork Atop Hot Country Songs; Wisin's All-Star Collab Storms Latin Lists

    March 07, 2014 10:30 AM EST As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" caps the Billboard Hot 100. Who else deserves a hat's off thanks to notable moves on Billboard song charts this week? -- American Authors: Spotlighted as recently as late Novem ...

  22. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Holds at No. 1 on Hot 100

    March 05, 2014 12:51 PM EST The song spends a second week at the summit and takes over atop the Radio Songs chart. Pharrell Williams' "Happy" may not have won best original song honors at the Academy Awards on Sunday (March 2), but the jubilant track remains a ...

  23. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Hits No. 1 on Hot 100

    February 26, 2014 1:18 PM EST After two weeks at No. 2, the song rises to the top, dethroning Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, after four weeks at the summit. Plus, John Legend lands his first top 10. Clap for Pharrell Williams, whose bouncy single ...

  24. LMFAO's $7 Million Fight With Ex-Manager Advances (Here's the Remix)

    February 25, 2014 2:32 PM EST A trial is now focusing on the work that LMFAO did for Kanye West, Pitbull and others. The electronic duo LMFAO is now appearing at a trial before the California Labor Commissioner and the dispute with ex-management firm RPMGRP over $7 million in ...

  25. Marc Anthony Leads List of Winners at Premio lo Nuestro

    February 21, 2014 9:44 AM EST With four awards, including Tropical album of the year for 3.0, tropical song of the year for “Vivir mi vida” and tropical salsa artist of the year, Marc Anthony was the lead winner at the 2014 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards, which aired live on the Uni ...

  26. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Wins Hot 100 By A Nose Over Pharrell's 'Happy'

    February 19, 2014 3:11 PM EST Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, scores a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, although Pharrell Williams' "Happy" gallops closer with across-the-board-gains as it holds at No. 2. As we do each ...

  27. Katy Perry Rules Hot 100, Pharrell Flies To No. 2

    February 12, 2014 5:15 PM EST Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, notches a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Pharrell's "Happy" blasts from No. 8 to No. 2. As we do each Wednesday, let's happily scrutinize the num ...

  28. BMG to Buy Talpa Music

    February 10, 2014 6:52 AM EST BMG is to acquire Benelux music publisher Talpa Music, a key player in electronic dance music, for an undisclosed sum.  The acquisition is expected to be finalized later this month. At that time, BMG will merge its operations in the Netherlands ...

  29. Romeo Santos Scores Record No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs Chart

    February 06, 2014 4:11 PM EST Romeo Santos soars 39-1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart with his new single "Odio," featuring Drake. The jump is the biggest to No. 1 since the chart switched to an airplay/sales/streaming hybrid methodology (from all-airplay) ...

  30. Katy Perry Tops Hot 100, Beyonce Bounds To No. 2

    February 05, 2014 2:41 PM EST Perry's 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, spends a second week at No. 1, while Beyonce's 'Drunk in Love,' featuring Jay Z, roars to the runner-up spot. Plus, Pharrell blasts into the top 10 Katy Perry's "Dark ...

  31. Chart Moves: Beyonce Crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay; Aloe Blacc Bounds Up Hot 100; Hillsong United Makes History

    January 24, 2014 10:00 AM EST As previously reported , Pitbull and Ke$ha rule the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber" and Lorde and Bastille soar into the chart's top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Beyonce: In just its sixth week on R&B/ ...

  32. Pitbull & Ke$ha's 'Timber' Still Tops Hot 100; Bastille, Lorde Reach Top 10

    January 22, 2014 2:54 PM EST Pitbull and Ke$ha post a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber." Meanwhile, OneRepublic scores its first No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart with "Counting Stars" and Beyonce does the same on Streaming Songs with ...

  33. Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

    January 20, 2014 4:07 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  Sp ...

  34. Pharrell Williams’ 'Happy' Reclaims U.K. Singles Chart Crown

    January 13, 2014 3:34 AM EST Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) returned to the top of the U.K. singles chart Sunday (Jan. 12), as Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon” (Polydor/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the artist album chart. “Now! That’s What I Call Music 86” (S ...

  35. Chart Moves: Lady Gaga Leaps With Help From Christina Aguilera; The Fray Returns To The Hot 100; White Stripes' 'Army' Storms Back Due To Viral Revival

    January 11, 2014 10:35 AM EST As previously reported, Pitbull and Ke$ha take over atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber" and Katy Perry reaches the top 10 with "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J. Who else gallops up Billboard song charts this week? -- Lady G ...

  36. Armin van Buuren Sets Record On Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    January 10, 2014 12:50 PM EST Armin van Buuren captures the top debut on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart with "A State of Trance Year Mix 2013" (No. 21), the 10th title in his "State of Trance" series to chart. Overall, it's van Buuren&# ...

  37. New Year's Eve Programs Yield Big Gains on Social 50 Chart

    January 09, 2014 9:04 PM EST New Year's Eve television broadcast appearances and performances cause several of the artists on the Social 50 to jump up the tally.   Up first is Pitbull, who moves 23-16 after performing “Timber” in Miami on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin ...

  38. Pitbull, Ke$ha Take 'Timber' to Top of Hot 100

    January 08, 2014 1:26 PM EST The collaboration dethrones Eminem and Rihanna's 'The Monster' after a four-week reign. Plus, Katy Perry gallops into the top 10 with 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J. After a four-week wait at No. 2, Pitbull and Ke$ha clim ...

  39. Pitbull & Ke$ha's 'Timber' Takes First U.K. No. 1 for 2014

    January 06, 2014 2:55 AM EST “Timber” (Mr.305/Polo Grounds/J/Sony) by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha debuted atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 5) to become the market’s first No. 1 single of 2014. Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon” (Polydor/Universal) climbed 6-1 to top the album ...

  40. Eminem, Rihanna Rule Hot 100, Miley Cyrus Returns

    January 02, 2014 1:59 PM EST 'The Monster' rules for a fourth week, granting Rihanna another piece of chart history. Plus, Miley Cyrus re-enters at No. 22 with new single 'Adore You,' which bows atop the Streaming Songs chart Eminem and featured artist Rih ...

  41. Eminem, Rihanna Remain Atop Hot 100 With 'The Monster'

    December 18, 2013 1:56 PM EST The song scores a second week at No. 1, while A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera surge into the top five.   Eminem and featured artist Rihanna tally a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Monster," which holds of ...

  42. Registration Open for Billboard Latin Music Conference 25th Anniversary Extravaganza

    December 02, 2013 7:13 PM EST The Billboard Latin Music Conference will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Spring of 2014 with three days of panels, showcases, special awards and exclusive Q&As, culminating with the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, broadcast live on the ...

  43. The Beatles, U2, Eminem, One Direction Contribute To 'Songs For The Philippines' Relief Album

    November 26, 2013 5:22 AM EST The recorded music industry is responding to the disastrous typhoon in the Philippines with a fundraising compilation which features the biggest names in the business. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, U2, Eminem, One Direction and Katy Perry are among the ...

  44. Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake Win Big at American Music Awards

    November 24, 2013 11:47 PM EST Though plenty of stars shined at the 2013 American Music Awards, the night belonged most of all to Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake. Both were tied for most awards won on the night -- three each -- until the "Red" star took home the mo ...

  45. Pitbull, Producer Larry Klein Preview This Weekend's American Music Awards (Video Q&A)

    November 20, 2013 7:13 PM EST   After unfurling the Red Carpet for this weekend's American Music Awards at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre with ABC's Mark Bracco, show producer Larry Klein and host Pitbull gave Billboard an inside look at this weekend's program. ...

  46. Lorde's 'Royals' Reigns On Hot 100 For Eighth Week

    November 20, 2013 1:35 PM EST Lorde's "Royals" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week, keeping Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna, at bay at No. 2 for a second frame. The latter song is closing in on the summit, however, threateni ...

  47. Lorde Leaps Up Social 50 Chart

    November 14, 2013 7:53 PM EST Lorde reaches a new peak on the Social 50 chart (rising 20-11) after her debut album, "Pure Heroine," was released in Europe on Oct. 28. (The set’s European bow came a month after its U.S. release on Sept. 30.)   The Social 50 ranks th ...

  48. Chart Moves: Passenger Goes For A Ride; Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Returns; Korn Collects First Mainstream Rock No. 1

    November 08, 2013 10:04 AM EST As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week and Eminem and Rihanna blast in at No. 3 with "The Monster." Who else makes regal moves on song charts this week? -- Passenger: The s ...

  49. Pitbull To Host 2013 American Music Awards

    November 05, 2013 1:15 PM EST On Nov. 24, Planet Pit will orbit the awards show galaxy -- that's right, Pitbull has been tapped to host the 2013 American Music Awards. The rap/pop star will also perform his new single "Timber" along with Ke$ha at the ceremony, ...

  50. Chart Moves: Drake Breaks R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Record; Luke Bryan Reaches Country

    October 18, 2013 4:11 AM EDT As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week. Who else are rulers (rulers …) on other song charts this week?   -- Drake : "Hold On, We're Going Home" (featuring Majid Jordan) ...

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