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  1. The Year In International Music Biz: Our New (Interconnected) World Order

    January 10, 2012 2:00 PM EST Perhaps nothing speaks more to our increasingly interconnected globe then a look back at the year in international music business news. Here, flash mobs in Rio sing K-Pop songs; a spirited debate at a music conference in Singapore is re-tweeted in ...

  2. Latin Sales Down Slightly In 2011, Digital Latin Sales Up

    January 05, 2012 8:44 PM EST Sales of Latin music declined yet again in 2011, but the damage was far less than the year before, showing signs that the market may be stabilizing. Total sales of Latin music albums in the U.S. and Puerto Rico -- defined as albums that are at lea ...

  3. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Top DoSomething.org's Annual 'Celebs Gone Good' List

    December 27, 2011 7:00 AM EST Lady Gaga may sing about being one of the "Bad Kids" on her critically acclaimed album, "Born This Way," but the pop star is undoubtedly good when it comes to charity. For the second consecutive year, Gaga tops the Celebs Gone ...

  4. Live Nation Opens Up South Korean Office

    December 21, 2011 12:05 PM EST Live Nation is set to move into some new territory: the home of K-Pop. The corporation announced Tuesday it had opened a concert promotion office in Seoul, South Korea, the third largest economy in the far east, behind China and Japan. The country ...

  5. Nickelback, Michael Buble Post Social 50 Chart Gains

    December 02, 2011 12:50 PM EST Nickelback returns to Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 30 -- a new high -- thanks to the debut of a new video and a lot of NFL chatter. The clip for "When We Stand Together" arrived Nov. 23, while the band performed a hotly debate ...

  6. Shakira, Tito El Bambino Lead 'Premio Lo Nuestro' Music Awards

    December 01, 2011 8:17 PM EST Shakira, Tito El Bambino, Maná, Prince Royce, Ricky Martin, Alejandra Guzman and Larry Hernandez are among the artists nominated for the 24th annual Premio Lo Nuestro music awards, to be held at Miami's American Airlines Arena on Feb. 16. Sha ...

  7. Wonder Girls, One Direction Arrive on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    November 18, 2011 6:55 AM EST K-pop group Wonder Girls arrives onto Billboard's Social 50 chart, jumping into the tally at No. 33 -- this week's highest debut. The release of the video for their latest single "Be My Baby" on Nov. 5 prompted a burst of eight ...

  8. Latin Grammys: Calle 13 Makes History in Star-Studded Night

    November 10, 2011 8:20 PM EST The 12th annual Latin Grammys, which were telecast live from the Mandalay Bay, made it a night the Puerto Rican rapping duo Calle 13 will not soon forget as they dominated the awards show with a staggering nine wins including record of the year, b ...

  9. Kina Grannis' Jellybeaned 'Arms' Video, MTV O Award Secure Social 50 Debut

    November 10, 2011 2:50 PM EST After taking home a win at MTV's O Music Awards and releasing her latest music video, YouTube starlet Kina Grannis debuts on Billboard's Social 50 chart, arriving at No. 49. On Oct. 31, she earned the best Web-born artist O award, and tw ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Shakira, Calle 13, Marco Antonio Solis To Perform at Latin Grammys

    October 24, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Multi-nominee Calle 13, Venezuelan troubadour Franco de Vita with Mexican rocket Alejandra Guzman, rockers Mana with Prince Royce (who performed last year but is featured in a remake of Mana's current single, "El Verdadero Amor Perdona&q ...

  12. Rey Ruiz Debuts Radio Show, J.Lo Teams With AOL, Obama Appoints Shakira to Commission

    October 14, 2011 12:52 PM EDT Salsa Artist Rey Ruiz Debuts Radio Show Salsa singer Rey Ruiz now has his own radio show. "El Rey de la Mañana" is heading the weekly morning drive on tropical WXDJ (El Zol) Miami. The show, heard live from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., kicked of ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Shakira to Be Honored As Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    September 26, 2011 8:37 PM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira will be honored as the 2011 Latin Recording Academy person of the year, the Latin Grammy organization has announced. The tribute gala for the songstress will be held Nov. 9, one day before the 12th annual awards ...

  15. Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stream Sends Them to Social 50 Top 10; Tyler Ward, Karmin, DeStorm Rising Up

    September 02, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the top 10 of Billboard's Social 50 chart thanks to buzz generated by an iTunes stream of its new album "I'm With You " and pre-release hype of the set, which was released Aug. 30. Last week, the band ...

  16. The Head of Live Nation Network Talks About Growing The Touring Giant's Sponsorship Portfolio

    September 01, 2011 8:28 AM EDT Coming off a couple of challenging years for the touring industry, success in generating sponsorship revenue hasn't been easy, especially at a time of continued corporate belt-tightening. Thankfully for touring artists, music events are hot ...

  17. Backbeat: Give Back Hollywood's VH1 Save the Music Benefit w/ Kelly Rowland, Far East Movement, Carolina Liar (Gallery)

    August 27, 2011 10:24 AM EDT The Co-Hosts Looking the Mostest: Venessa Simmons of "Run's House" (left) and Tamar Braxton of "The Braxton Sisters" co-hosted the Hollywood Foundation's benefit for VH1 Save the Music Foundation at L.A.'s SLS ho ...

  18. Shakira's Pies Descalzos Foundation and FC Barcelona Partner For At-Risk Youth

    August 02, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Pop singer Shakira's foundation Pies Descalzos and FC Barcelona are partnering in support of at-risk youth through a new soccer programs that will include the construction of sports facilities in Cartagena, Colombia, and Miami. The Soccer for ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Latin Power Players: Kate Ramos

    August 01, 2011 11:22 PM EDT Kate Ramos Senior VP of touring, Live Nation Kate Ramos has responsibility for all of Live Nation's national Latin tours of arena and amphitheater acts. In the past 12 months, these have most notably included Shakira and Luis Miguel, who are ...

  21. Latin Power Players: Ruben Leyva

    August 01, 2011 10:33 PM EDT Ruben Leyva President, Sony Music U.S. Latin Thanks in part to releases by artists like Shakira, Marc Anthony and Chayanne and distribution of such acts as Daddy Yankee and Aventura, Sony Music U.S. Latin's share of the U.S. Latin market rose ...

  22. Latin Power Players: Afo Verde

    August 01, 2011 10:08 PM EDT Afo Verde President of Latin region, Sony Music Afo Verde took over the reins of Sony's entire Latin operation -- including the United States and Latin America -- in October 2009. Since then, he has been intent on establishing the label as &q ...

  23. Christina Grimmie & Demi Lovato Climb Social 50 Chart; Akon on the Rise

    July 28, 2011 4:45 PM EDT After falling off Billboard's Social 50 chart last week, Christina Grimmie re-emerges at No. 17, thanks to the success of two YouTube videos. On July 15, she covered Demi Lovato's latest single "Skyscraper," pulling in 3 millio ...

  24. South Africa's Freshlyground Tries to Repeat World Cup Anthem Success With Rugby

    July 22, 2011 9:30 AM EDT South African Afro-pop outfit, Freshlyground, expanded its domestic and international fanbase following its 2010 FIFA World Cup Official Song collaboration with Shakira, "Waka Waka (It's Time For Africa) (Sony). Now the Cape Town-based s ...

  25. Taylor Swift Makes 'Sparks Fly' On Social 50 Chart

    July 14, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Taylor Swift flies up the Social 50, rising 21-14 following buzz generated by the news of her latest single, "Sparks Fly." Swift took to Facebook on July 5 to make the announcement. Currently, the song has 19,000 Facebook plays and 12,30 ...

  26. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Taken Off YouTube (Analysis)

    June 17, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Rebecca Black is getting her 16th minute of fame thanks to news that her "Friday" video has been pulled off of YouTube by her lawyers. The singer enjoyed tremendous viral success in March with a song, "Friday," so silly and sim ...

  27. Colombia's Discos Fuentes Partners With Concert Promoter AG Producciones

    June 13, 2011 4:50 PM EDT In an effort to maximize resources in a difficult market and make up for lost music sales, Colombian indie Discos Fuentes-a powerhouse that carries some of the country's top tropical artists-has partnered with Colombian concert promotion and ...

  28. Ben Harper, Slipknot Debut, Don Omar Rockets Up, Beastie Boys Drop on Social 50

    June 02, 2011 4:51 PM EDT Roots-rocker Ben Harper makes his debut on the Social 50 chart this week at No. 47, thanks to buzz derived from his recent promotion of his latest album "Give Till It's Gone." The singer-songwriter appeared on both the "Late Sh ...

  29. Moroccan Activists Slam Mawazine World Music Festival as Corrupt

    May 31, 2011 7:31 AM EDT RABAT, Morocco - With Shakira and other top international artists performing in open air venues around Morocco's capital - often for free - the annual Mawazine world music festival doesn't at first seem like something anyone could dislik ...

  30. Musician Coalition Battles Grammys' Category Cuts

    May 26, 2011 3:52 PM EDT A coalition of musicians is demanding the Recording Academy restore more than 30 categories cut from the Grammy Awards, alleging the reductions unfairly target ethnic music and were done without the input of its thousands of members. A protest was ...

  31. Lady Gaga Is First Person to Reach 10 Million Twitter Followers

    May 16, 2011 10:34 AM EDT Lady Gaga ( @ladygaga ) gained her 10 millionth Twitter follower on Saturday. The singer announced the milestone that day on Twitter . "10MillionMonsters! I'm speechless, we did it! Its an illness how I love you. Leaving London smiling,& ...

  32. Gaga Dethrones Bieber, LMFAO 'Shuffles' onto Social 50 Chart

    May 13, 2011 6:58 AM EDT Lady Gaga (2-1) takes the No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber (1-2) on the Social 50 chart this week, after the latter pop star held the spot for four weeks straight. With Gaga in non-stop promotion mode as the May 23 release of her "Born This Way& ...

  33. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 28, 2011 11:00 PM EDT Big Winner: Enrique Iglesias at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards accepting one of nine awards he won. (Photo: Getty Images) MIAMI -- After a year that saw pop going bigger than ever, it's perhaps not surprising that two crossover superst ...

  34. Beyonce Blows Up Social 50 Chart, Rebecca Black Waves Bye-Bye

    April 28, 2011 12:43 PM EDT Skyrocketing 25-14 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, Beyoncé rallies to a new chart high with a 334% burst in new week-over-week plays on monitored social networks and 142% boost in views. The jump is owed to attention gained from her new singl ...

  35. Labels, Publishers Vie For Honors at 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 26, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Companies Recognized For Consistent Hits Brimming with projects throughout the eligibility year that put them on top of their game, the four major labels have a substantial presence among the finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards. But the ...

  36. Mana's 'Drama y Luz' Debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin and Pop Album Charts

    April 20, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Just days after releasing the new album, "Drama y Luz," and announcing a world tour, Maná has reached the top again: the biggest opening for a Spanish-language album since Aventura's "The Last." Maná opens at No. 1 on the ...

  37. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Tops 100 Million YouTube Views

    April 13, 2011 10:26 AM EDT Just hours after passing the 99-million-view mark late Tuesday night, Rebecca Black's video for "Friday" surpassed the 100 million views at YouTube Wednesday morning, making it one of 43 videos to have done so. The low-budget, indep ...

  38. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Set To Hit 100 Million YouTube Views

    April 13, 2011 5:59 AM EDT Rebecca Black's video for "Friday" reached 99 million views at YouTube late Tuesday night. If it continues on its recent pace, the video should pass the 100 million threshold Wednesday. "Friday" ranks as YouTube's 43r ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Rebecca Black Still Has Social (50) Status

    March 31, 2011 12:29 PM EDT Rebecca Black and her out-of-nowhere viral hit "Friday" continue to make waves on Billboard's charts this week. While Black herself slides 9-12 on the Social 50 tally -- the single rises 57-38 on the Digital Songs chart with 50,000 ...

  41. Rebecca Black Scores Highest Debut Ever on Social 50 Chart

    March 24, 2011 11:41 AM EDT The Social 50 chart welcomes its highest debut ever, as Rebecca Black arrives at No. 9 thanks to the enormous social media buzz she's generated over the past week. In short order, her much-maligned "Friday" clip went from over 2 mil ...

  42. Enrique Iglesias' 'Tonight' Tops Hot Latin, Mainstream Top 40 Charts In A Billboard First

    March 10, 2011 8:19 AM EST Enrique Iglesias' chart feat this week -- an artist ranking at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs and Mainstream Top 40 charts simultaneously with two different compositions, in two different languages -- is a first in the surveys' ...

  43. Adele Rallies on Social 50; Bieber Still No. 1

    March 03, 2011 11:50 AM EST While most of the Social 50 chart is rather sleepy this week -- there are
only four re-entries and zero debuts -- the most exciting news comes from the woman who just debuted at No. 1 the Billboard 200 albums chart: Adele. She vaults 37-23 on ...

  44. Lykke Li to Tape First MTV 'Unplugged' Show of 2011: Billboard Exclusive

    March 03, 2011 7:45 AM EST Swedish singer-songwriter Lyyke Li will tape an episode of "Unplugged" Friday in New York for airing in April on MTV. It is MTV's first "Unplugged" this year. Adele shot an episode of the show for VH1 that premieres Friday ...

  45. Carlos Baute Signs With SESAC Latina

    February 22, 2011 8:15 PM EST Venezuelan singer/songwriter Carlos Baute -- who after nearly a decade as a recording artist found international success with his 2008 breakout single "Colgando en Tus Manos" ("Hanging On Your Hands") -- has signed with SESAC L ...

  46. Make 'Way' For Lady Gaga on Social 50, Selena Gomez, Wiz Khalifa Jump Up

    February 17, 2011 12:34 PM EST Lady Gaga has simply overtaken the Billboard charts this week. First, her "Born This Way" was crowned the 1,000th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with splashy debuts on the Radio Songs and Digital Songs chart. Then her grand Grammy entran ...

  47. Alejandro Sanz Signs With Universal

    February 15, 2011 1:05 PM EST Fresh from winning a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album (for "Paraíso Express"), Spanish star Alejandro Sanz announced that he has signed a recording deal with Universal Music Group after 20 years with Warner. Sanz inked his new contract la ...

  48. Nicki Minaj Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200; Dr. Dre Tops Digital Songs

    February 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST Nicki Minaj crowns the Billboard 200 for the first time, as her "Pink Friday" set steps 3-1 in its 11th week on the list (45,000; up 18%, according to Nielsen SoundScan). "Pink" also pushes past the 1 million total sales mark t ...

  49. Uncharted Territory: News and Notes on Billboard's New Chart of Emerging Artists

    January 28, 2011 9:07 PM EST Billboard has unveiled the second weekly Uncharted ranking, spotlighting emerging artists who have yet to appear on a major Billboard chart but are mapping new territory in online fan engagement. Uncharted artists are ranked by Heat Score -- a for ...

  50. Shakira, Usher Bring The Glitz; Digital Stars Bring The Geeks To MIDEM

    January 23, 2011 8:16 AM EST CANNES, France -- The real rock stars were the stars of the opening night of MidemNET in Cannes. With the NRJ Music Awards show hosted in Cannes on Saturday night, the music industry was given a reminder of who really runs the show. After the pane ...

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