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  1. Bocelli, Bryan Adams To Headline World Cup 'Grand Finale'

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams will perform at a FIFA-endorsed concert in South Africa to mark the end of the World Cup. Concert organizers said that Bocelli will take center stage at the "Celebrate Africa, ...

  2. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Universal CEO Lopez Talks Anti-Piracy, Digital and More

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT All parts of the Latin music industry must unite and lobby for their common interests in order to survive piracy and the digital transition, the chairman/CEO of Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula Jesus Lopez said Wednesday. Lopez' ...

  3. Rock In Rio Madrid Adds Motorhead

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival is developing into the most rock of the eight RiR festivals since the inaugural version in 1985 in Rio de Janeiro. RiR Madrid organizers today (Feb. 24) added veteran rock band Motorhead and Madrid rock group S ...

  4. SEAT To Sponsor Shakira's 2010 European Tour

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Carmaker SEAT is sponsoring Shakira's 2010 European tour and has built a campaign using “Good Stuff,” a song from her latest Sony release, "She Wolf." SEAT has a microsite featuring the song, information on SEAT's Ibiza and Leo ...

  5. Luis Miguel Signs Global Touring Deal With Live Nation

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sources confirm that Luis Miguel's exclusive global touring deal with Live Nation Entertainment - the first that the company has reached with a Latin artist, not including Shakira's multi-rights deal - will cover at least 100 concerts be ...

  6. Usher, Shakira, Alicia Keys Set For NBA All-Star Game

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Usher will perform during the introduction of the 2010 NBA All-Stars while Shakira and Alicia Keys will team up for the halftime performance at the game on Sunday, Feb. 14. The event will air live at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT, among other networks. Shak ...

  7. Benicassim, Rock in Rio Madrid Fests Unveil Line-Ups

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Shakira, Bon Jovi and the Prodigy are among the first artists confirmed for two of Spain's most important summer festivals. Both the 16th International Festival of Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast, known as FIB Heineken, ...

  8. Juan Luis Guerra Plans Haiti Relief Concert, Shakira To Build School

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Shakira and Juan Luis Guerra have joined an ever-growing list of Latin artists donating money and supplies and organizing fundraisers for victims of Haiti’s earthquake. Shakira's Barefoot Foundation will partner with nonprofit firm Architectu ...

  9. Sony Ericsson To Host Shakira Chat

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Ericsson will host a live chat with Shakira tonight (Dec. 14) in Miami. The chat can be accessed via prodigy.msn.cyloop.com/sonyericsson and is part of Sony Ericsson's partnership with Shakira for Latin America tied to the release of her ...

  10. Shakira, Black Eyed Peas Win At Premios 40 Principales

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Shakira and Black Eyed Peas each walked off with two awards at the Premios 40 Principales gala ceremony in Madrid before some 18,000 fans and a live TV, radio and Internet audience in Spain and eight Latin American countries. It was the fourth Pre ...

  11. Robbie Williams Pulls MTV EMAs Appearance

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams has pulled out of a scheduled appearance at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards. According to a statement issued today (Oct. 30) by the U.K. singer’s spokesperson, the cancellation was “due to a scheduling conflict.” The statement wen ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Alexandra Burke, Editors Top U.K. Charts

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Birmingham, England rock band Editors achieved their second consecutive No. 1 debut on the new U.K. album chart yesterday, while pop vocalist Alexandra Burke scored a new singles bestseller. "In This Light and On This Evening" (Kitchenwa ...

  14. Avatar Studios To Host First ‘Ask The Producers’ Panel

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Avatar Studios will host its first-ever “Ask The Producers” panel on Oct. 19. The panel will feature Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, XTC), Roy Hendrickson (Cheap Trick, Wilco & Feist, Jupiter One, Danielia Cotton) and ...

  15. Alejandro Sanz Recruits Alicia Keys, Sets Date For 'Paradise'

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz will release his new album, "Paraíso Express," on Nov. 10, the artist announced today (Sept. 22). The album's lead single, "Looking for Paradise," features Alicia Keys and finds bot ...

  16. Los Tigres del Norte Set Chart Record

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Los Tigres del Norte's "La Granja" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Regional Mexican Albums chart, making that the 21st time the group reached the top of the chart, a record. Los Temerarios holds the second most with 14 chart ...

  17. Shakira Claws Her Way Up The Charts With 'She Wolf'

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In Shakira's hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia, there's a 15-foot metal statue of her, wearing bell-bottoms and strumming a guitar. It was donated by a German sculptor in 2006, in the midst of the singer's wildly successful Oral Fi ...

  18. Shakira Tapped For 'Desperate Housewives' Campaign

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There's a She-Wolf on Wisteria Lane. Shakira's single "She Wolf" will be used in a promo campaign for the new season of ABC's "Desperate Housewives." The campaign will feature Shakira's video cut together wi ...

  19. Chart Beat: Linkin Park, Eagles, Shakira

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT NEW' NO. 1: Same as the old one, and that lifts Linkin Park into elite territory in the history of the Alternative Songs chart. "New Divide" leads the airplay list for a 10th week, making Linkin Park just the second act in the chart ...

  20. Shakira To Debut, Give Away 'She-Wolf' On ABC Music Lounge

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new single, "She-Wolf," will be available as a free download at the ABC Music Lounge from Sunday, July 12 at 7 p.m. ET until Monday, July 13 at midnight ET. "She-Wolf," written and produced by Shakira and John Hi ...

  21. Wisin & Yandel's 'La Revolución' Hits High Mark

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The debut of Wisin & Yandel's "La Revolución" at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart this week marks the top selling debut week on that chart since Luis Miguel's "Complices" sold 32,000 to also debut at No. 1 on M ...

  22. Shakira Records With Calle 13, Pharrell

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sources confirmed that Shakira has recorded a duet with Calle 13 which will appear on her next album, due out later this year. She may also collaborate with Algerian artist Khaled and has been recording extensively with producer Pharrell Williams, ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Fallout From Terror Attacks For India's Live Biz

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST At a time when some international recording artists are looking to include India in their Asian touring itineraries, the late November terrorist attacks in Mumbai could have a damaging impact on the country's emerging live entertainment busin ...

  25. U2 Receives 1.56 Million Live Nation Shares For Deal

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U2 will receive an estimated $19 million worth of Live Nation shares as part of a 12-year deal the rock band signed with the concert promotion company earlier this year. Los Angeles-based Live Nation yesterday (Oct. 16) registered 1.56 million sha ...

  26. Janet Jackson Parts Ways With Island Def Jam

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After just 14 months on Island Def Jam, Janet Jackson announced today (Sept. 22) her departure from the label. According to Jackson's publicist, the label agreed to dissolve their relationship with the artist at her request. After a long stin ...

  27. Latin News Briefs: 'Unplugged,' Putumayo

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Sony BMG is releasing its first-ever all-Spanish version of its “Best of MTV Unplugged” series. The CD and DVD, which goes on sale today, contains 15 songs from “Unplugged” performances by Shakira, Mana, La Ley, Ricky Martin, Café Tacvba, Soda St ...

  28. World Soundtrack Awards Nominees Announced

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The nominees for the World Soundtrack Awards were revealed on Tuesday, with composers Thomas Newman, Alberto Iglesias and Dario Marianelli receiving multiple nods. The winners will be revealed at the Ghent International Film Festival on Oct. 18. T ...

  29. Update: Extensive AC/DC Tour To Begin In October

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, AC/DC will embark on an 18-month world tour beginning this October in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Creative Artists Agency managing partner Rob Light confirmed the news during a touring panel today (July 28) at the 83rd annual IAAM conference an ...

  30. Nickelback Bags Live Nation Deal

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has entered into a long-term global partnership with Nickelback, following closely on the heels of a multi rights deal notched with Shakira. A source confirms the deal is worth in the $50-$70 million range. Payments are set to roll out ...

  31. Rock In Rio Madrid Pulls Monster Numbers

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spain closed the doors on its biggest-ever festival at 6am today, the Rock in Rio event, which gathered more than 290,000 visitors, according to organizers. Festival-goers paid between €49 ($77) and €65 ($102) to attend the festival, which spanned ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Cohl Out At Live Nation?

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Industry speculation that Michael Cohl is out as chairman of the board for Live Nation is premature, but it's apparent that there is plenty of discord atop the world's largest concert promotion company. Even if he remains in place for no ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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. ...

  36. Live Nation Strikes Mirage Deal

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 65% controlling stake Dubai-based promoter Mirage Promotions. Mirage annually stages a wide range of concerts, shows and events in Dubai and other cities in the region, including suc ...

  37. Venegas To Unplug

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas will be MTV Latin America's next artist to record an "Unplugged" TV special and CD/DVD. Venegas' concert, to be taped in March in Mexico City, will air in June of this year on MTV Latin America ...

  38. Latin Album Sales Down In 2007

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Latin album sales were down 15.6% during calendar year 2007, according to figures released today by Nielsen SoundScan. That's just slightly more than total album sales, which were down almost 15% in the 52 weeks between Jan. 1, 2007, and Dec. ...

  39. Vedder, Shakira Snag Golden Globe Music Nods

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eddie Vedder, Shakira and Clint Eastwood and are among the nominees in music categories for the 65th annual Golden Globe awards. Vedder is nominated with Michael Brook and Kaki King for best original score for "Into the Wild," and his so ...

  40. Vedder, Shakira Snag Golden Globe Music Nods

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eddie Vedder, Shakira and Clint Eastwood and are among the nominees in music categories for the 65th annual Golden Globe awards. Vedder is nominated with Michael Brook and Kaki King for best original score for "Into the Wild," and his so ...

  41. Bosé, Keys Unlock Premios Ondas Awards

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Miguel Bosé and Alicia Keys are among six music acts to be honored at the Grupo Prisa's Premios Ondas 2007. The winners were announced in Barcelona on Oct. 26, and the awards will be presented at the televised 54th Premios Ondas gala in that ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Rolling Stones Tour Grosses Over A Half Billion

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The final tally on the Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang tour is in and it topped a half billion -- $558,255,524 to be exact. The staggering total was accumulated between the fall of 2005, when the trek kicked-off, and Aug. 26, when it wrapped at the O ...

  44. Sony/ATV Integrating Famous

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing's integration of Famous Music is still underway after the acquisition deal closed in August , Billboard.biz has learned. As with most integrations, the two top executives of the acquired company are no longer working ...

  45. Cuevas Joins Sony/ATV

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Claribel Cuevas has assumed the post of senior director of creative for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Latin America. She was previously senior creative director of Latin music for Famous Music Publishing. Through Cuevas’ initiative, Famous launched a ...

  46. Bosé, Sanz Take Top Oye! Awards

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two Spaniards, Miguel Bosé and Alejandro Sanz, were the winners of the album of the year and song of the year categories, respectively, for Premios Oye!, Mexico’s recording industry awards. At the Oye! ceremony, which took place Aug. 23 in Veracru ...

  47. 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 " ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. MTV Tr3s Bolsters Music Programming Team

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Tr3s is bolstering its music programming strategy with the promotion of Jesus Lara to senior VP of music and talent and the hiring of Michael Galbe as the music and talent team's VP. Lara helped launch MTV Tr3s and most previously served ...

  50. Ritmo Latino Vows Iglesias Boycott

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ritmo Latino, the nation's largest independent Latin music retailer, says it is holding off on selling Enrique Iglesias' "Insomniac," which hits stores June 12 via Interscope, to protest what president David Massry calls " ...

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