Shakira

  1. Shakira & Carlos Vives Respond to Reported Plagiarism Complaint

    March 03, 2017 6:17 AM EST Representatives for Shakira and Carlos Vives  have responded to reports of a lawsuit alleging that parts of their megahit "La Bicicleta" was lifted from songs by a Cuban artist. "Neither Carlos Vives or Shakira have received any cop ...

  2. Fight Over Shakira's 'Loca' Revived In Court

    November 06, 2015 10:56 AM EST The fight over “Loca,” the hit song recorded by Shakira , has revived. After a U.S. District judge tossed out the copyright infringement lawsuit filed by indie publisher Mayimba Music against Sony/ATV Latin and Sony/ATV Discos in August, Mayimba o ...

  3. Corner Office: Afo Verde, Head of Sony Latin, on Ricky Martin, His Producer Roots and Argentine Pride

    October 20, 2014 11:46 AM EDT The 50 or so ­employees at Sony Music Entertainment’s Miami headquarters are used to seeing Afo Verde walk briskly, fitting for a part-time soccer player. But today, he limps, still recovering from a 3-month-old ankle fracture sustained during h ...

  4. Chart Moves: Jake Owen, Usher, Shakira Score New No. 1s; Florida Georgia Line Debuts

    July 13, 2014 4:41 PM EDT As previously reported , Iggy Azalea spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and Maroon 5 reaches the top 10 as "Maps" moves 13-9. Who else courses up the Billboard song chart ...

  5. Shakira Delivers Winning Performance at World Cup Closing Ceremony

    July 13, 2014 2:45 PM EDT In a winning World Cup closing show joyful enough to cheer up Brazilian fans mourning the performance of their national team, Shakira came onto the stadium field in Rio singing “Dare (La,La,La).” Video for World Cup Anthem 'Dar um Jeito (We W ...

  6. Beyonce, Shakira, Lady Gaga Make Forbes' Most Powerful Women List

    May 28, 2014 7:09 PM EDT Forbes released its annual list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women on Wednesday, and this year's ranking is topped by German chancellor Angela Merkel. Yet in the American political sphere, former first lady Hillary Clinton clocks in ...

  7. LA's Latino 96.3 FM Switches from Urban to Pop, Shakira Helps Launch Mega Brand

    May 19, 2014 6:57 PM EDT Targeting the millennial generation, executives of Spanish Broadcasting System have rebranded the longtime L.A. urban radio station Latino 96.3 FM to the new pop-based Mega 96.3 FM in hopes of luring the coveted bilingual and bicultural audience. ...

  8. Cumulus and WestwoodOne to Cover Billboard Music Awards

    May 16, 2014 6:44 PM EDT Cumulus Media and WestwoodOne will provide exclusive backstage audio coverage on Dick Clark Productions’ Backstage at the Billboard Music Awards Radio Row for the show being held on Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, airing live at 8 p.m. ET/PT ...

  9. Countdown to the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference: 1999-2003

    April 11, 2014 12:07 PM EDT In honor of the 25 anniversary of Billboard's Latin Music Conference, Billboard.biz is breaking out the greatest moments from Latin music's premiere event. The conference has hosted Superstar Q&A’s from Latin legends including Pitbul ...

  10. Games: The New Music Video

    April 08, 2014 4:44 PM EDT When "Move That Dope," the latest single from Epic Records rapper Future, was released in March, its drug-chase music video received a warm reception on YouTube and Vevo. But Epic's real marketing coup was a retro-styled Internet ...

  11. 'Frozen' Rules With Most Weeks At No. 1 Since Adele's '21'

    April 02, 2014 11:00 AM EDT As forecast last week, the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" scores an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking the longest run atop the list since Adele's "21" closed out a 24-week run at No. 1 in 2012.   &qu ...

  12. Shakira and Blake Shelton to Duet at ACMs, Band Perry to Open

    March 31, 2014 3:05 PM EDT The Band Perry will open Sunday's ACM Awards, Shakira and Blake Shelton will perform "Medicine," and George Strait will make an announcement about the show's 50th anniversary celebration on the CBS telecast from Las Vegas. Chan ...

  13. Chart Moves: Justin Timberlake's 'Bad' Bounds Up Hot 100; Dierks Bentley Crowns Country Airplay; Enrique Iglesias Extends Latin Airplay Record With New No. 1

    March 28, 2014 12:53 PM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week and Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" soars to a new peak (No. 5). Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Passenger: ...

  14. 'Frozen' Likely to Chill for 8th Week at No. 1, Shakira Aiming for No. 2

    March 26, 2014 9:30 PM EDT The "Frozen" soundtrack should continue to loom large at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- securing its eighth week atop the list. Industry sources suggest the album will easily outpace the likely No. 2 album, Shakira's ...

  15. Shakira Partners with Yogurt Company Activia For Ad Campaign

    March 13, 2014 6:59 PM EDT You may have seen an Activia yogurt campaign that features smiling tummies. Now, you’ll see plenty more of the Activia-tummy connection, featuring Shakira. The Colombian star has signed a global partnership with the Yogurt brand to support its new ...

  16. Shakira Opens New School in Colombia

    February 25, 2014 12:16 PM EST Global star Shakira returned to her home country of Colombia to inaugurate the eighth school funded by her non-profit foundation Pies Descalzos (Bare Feet). The school and community center, located in the low-income neighborhood of Lomas del Peyé ...

  17. BMG Relocates Writer Services Hub to L.A., Thomas Scherer Promoted

    February 25, 2014 3:27 AM EST BMG is shifting its worldwide Writer Services hub from Berlin to Los Angeles under newly-promoted executive Thomas Scherer. BMG Writer Services embraces BMG’s international songplugging operation which works with the company’s roster of songwriter ...

  18. Shakira, Target Partner on New Album, Premieres TV Spot During Grammys

    January 25, 2014 7:45 PM EST Target’s first music partnership for 2014 is with Colombian pop star Shakira, who will provide the retailer with an exclusive deluxe edition of her self-titled upcoming album, due out March 25. How Shakira and Rihanna's Social Networks Reacte ...

  19. Citi Private Pass Program Expanding to Latin America, Asia

    January 24, 2014 4:11 AM EST Citi card holders around the globe will soon be getting exclusive access to their favorite bands as the financial services company is moving to expand its popular Citi Private Pass program to Latin America and Asia. News of the new initiative, whi ...

  20. How Shakira and Rihanna's Social Networks Reacted to Single Rollout: Social 50

    January 17, 2014 9:00 AM EST Even though Rihanna is the featured act on Shakira’s new single, "Can't Remember to Forget You," the former’s online fan base reacted much stronger to the tune’s announcement, as measured by Billboard's Social 50 chart. The Soc ...

  21. Shakira, Rihanna's 'Remember' Roars At Radio

    January 14, 2014 4:17 PM EST The pair's new single, from Shakira's forthcoming album, is off to a fast start at top 40 and Latin pop radio after its first day of release. Shakira's new single, "Can't Remember to Forget You," featuring Rihanna, ha ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Why T-Mobile And Shakira Might Be Prepping a Jay Z/Samsung Deal

    October 10, 2013 5:33 PM EDT When T-Mobile was prepping the news of its unlimited international data plan, announced Oct. 9 in New York’s Bryant Park, the fourth-largest phone carrier was looking for a global celebrity who could communicate such a compelling new offering. ...

  24. 'The Voice': Shakira Confirms Season 5 Exit, Usher Expected to Follow

    May 15, 2013 9:42 PM EDT "The Voice" could soon be returning to its original panel. Days after news surfaced that Christina Aguilera was in talks to return to the hit NBC series, with Cee Lo Green reportedly hot on her heels, season four coach Shakira confirms ...

  25. New Season of 'The Voice' With Usher, Shakira Announces Schedule

    March 18, 2013 2:59 PM EDT “The Voice" has set its schedule for the coming season, which starts March 25, goes into "knockout" rounds on April 30 and wraps up with a winner being crowned on June 18. 
 Two-hour editions of "The Voice" will air on A ...

  26. Shakira's Baby News Spurs Fan Growth, Rises to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    February 01, 2013 6:35 PM EST On Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, Shakira jumps to No. 1 for the first time, following the birth of her son Milan on Jan. 22. She displaces Justin Bieber, who falls to the No. 2 spot. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artis ...

  27. American Music Awards 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:55 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or tw ...

  28. Latin Music Could Use An A&R Boost

    October 08, 2012 2:07 PM EDT Genre's audience is increasingly young and bicultural but charts don't always reflect that. For the past several years, the discourse in the Latin entertainment, marketing, advertising, public relations and advertising worlds is that i ...

  29. En Breve: Latin Recording Academy, Jarabe de Palo & more.

    September 19, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Latin Recording Academy Honors Hitmakers The Latin Recording Academy celebrates several legendary artists for Latin Grammy week, which begins Nov. 14, including veteran Spanish singer/songwriter Luz Casal, Argentine crooner Leo Dan, Puerto Rico-bo ...

  30. Backbeat: Chris Perez Charms Fans, Features New Music During Grammy Museum Showcase

    May 16, 2012 10:30 AM EDT (L-R): Drummer Robin Lopez, guitarist Chris Perez, manager Pete Salgado and vocalist Angel Ferrer take some time to mingle after the Chris Perez Project showcase at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live on May 12. The band performed for about an hour as ...

  31. Justin Bieber, Shakira's New Videos Stir Big Chart Moves

    May 11, 2012 6:24 PM EDT Superstar Shakira makes the biggest jump on Billboard's Social 50 chart, thanks to the debut of her new video for "Addicted to You." The clip's arrival spurs a big 15-6 rise for the diva, who also saw an overall 34% rise in onl ...

  32. Don Omar, Prince Royce Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 26, 2012 10:57 PM EDT Prince Royce, one of the two big winners at Billboard's 2012 Latin Music Awards (Photo: Telemundo) In a year when Billboard's Latin charts were dominated by uptempo dance music and a slew of younger names, veteran hitmaker Don Omar and n ...

  33. Juanes Forsakes Stadiums For Intimate SXSW Q&A, Performance

    March 18, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Juanes performing at Austin's ACL Live at the Moody Theater with rock crit Dave Marsh who hosted a Q&A with the Latin superstar . (Photo: Judy Cantor-Navas) Juanes tore into a set of his Latin chart hits at ACL Live at the Moody Theater F ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Shakira Wins Latin Grammy's Person of the Year; Feted by Marc Anthony, Manuelle and Caledon, Dad

    November 10, 2011 10:15 AM EST Colombian superstar Shakira was feted Wednesday night by a wide of array of performers, including her father, at what may have been the best-attended Person of the Year event in the 12 years since the Latin Grammys kicked off. Shakira, decked in a ...

  36. Shakira Joins Obama Commission on Educational Excellence

    October 06, 2011 5:00 PM EDT President Obama has asked Colombian star Shakira to be part of his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Shakira, who has devoted much time and effort to providing and expanding early childhood care and education, will join ...

  37. Shakira's "She Wolf" Gets Nov. 23 U.S. Release Date

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's "She Wolf" album will be released in the U.S. on Nov. 23, more than a month after its release in Europe and Latin America. The U.S. date for the Epic release had been Oct. 13, but a new Timbaland-produced single with Shaki ...

  38. KTZR/Phoenix 'La Preciosa' Flips To Spanish AC

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel station KTZR-FM in Phoenix, which was carrying Mexican hits format “La Preciosa,” has now shifted to Latin adult contemporary. The new Mia 97.1 FM will play hits by the likes of Shakira, Alejandro Fernandez and Paulina Rubio. The sta ...

  39. HBO To Broadcast Star-Packed Inaugural Concert

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other music stars will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18. The free ...

  40. Report: Live Nation Eyes Shakira Deal

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin music pop star Shakira is in talks with concert promoter Live Nation for a contract that will include touring, merchandising and recording, according to people familiar with the talks. The Colombian-born songstress, whose 2006 hit "Hips ...

  41. Latin Superstars Highlight Poverty Benefit

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A lineup of Latin mega-stars including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bose and Los Tigres del Norte performed simultaneously on stages in Buenos Aires and Mexico City on Saturday, raising awareness for the needs of ...

  42. Latin Stars Set For Charity Concerts

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When 25 top Latin acts take the stage on May 17 in support of philanthropic organization ALAS, they will be bolstered by a financial commitment of more than $200 million from Mexican millionaire Carlos Slim Helú and philanthropist Howard Buffett. ...

  43. Latin Stars Sign On For Free Concerts

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shakira, Juanes, Maná and Juan Luis Guerra are part of an all-star lineup of Latin acts set to perform free concerts May 17 on behalf of impoverished children in Latin America. The ALAS (América Latina en Acción Solidaria) organization is putting ...

  44. Shakira Contributes Music To New Film

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Colombian superstar Shakira has contributed three original songs to the upcoming film “Love in the Time of Cholera,” an adaptation of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel that hits theaters Nov. 16. Shakira’s songs are “Despedida,” the bolero “Hay Amo ...

  45. Beyonce To Release 'Irreemplazable' As Wal-Mart Exclusive

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce will release an EP/DVD of her Spanish and Spanglish fare, "Irreemplazable," as an MTV Tr3s-branded Wal-Mart exclusive. The eight-song Music World/Columbia EP, which contains Spanish versions of "Irreplaceable" and " ...

  46. Shakira, Yusuf Power Live Earth Hamburg

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Hamburg edition of the Live Earth climate change concerts featured a lineup of international stars, including Shakira, Snoop Dogg and Enrique Iglesias, and major domestic acts, ending nine hours later with a performance by surprise guest Yusuf ...

  47. Biggie Best-Of Bows at No. 1

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the late rapper his third chart-topper ... Arcade Fire starts in the runner-up slot with "Neon Bible" and at No. 1 on Top Independent Albu ...

  48. MTV Latin Video Music Awards Confirm Talent

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira, Foo Fighters among first round of acts. Colombian superstar Shakira along with Good Charlotte, Simple Plan and Foo Fighters are the first round of talent confirmed to perform at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. The VMALAs, n ...