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  1. 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 ...

  2. Ricky Martin's World Cup Song Written By Elijah King; Salaam Remi to Produce

    February 10, 2014 4:00 PM EST Ricky Martin will record a 2014 World Cup song written by Elijah King, an artist who has made several appearances on the Billboard Latin charts since 2009. Sony Music announced today (Feb. 10) that King is the winner of Sony's "Supersong ...

  3. Shakira's Ex-Boyfriend's $100 Million Lawsuit Claims He Was Responsible for 'Unparalleled Financial Success'

    November 30, 2012 10:58 AM EST Shakira's rise from Latin American star to global superstar, as told in the lawsuit filed by Antonio de la Rúa, her former boyfriend, was one of full of hard work, bold artistic moves, savvy management and love. "The combination of de la ...

  4. Morning Fix: Bertelsmann Wants EMI Assets; Jay-Z's 'Made In America' Costs; Twitter's New Tools

    August 31, 2012 8:08 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. WHITE PAPER URGES FTC TO BLOCK UMG-EMI DEAL; EU NAT'L REGULATORS TO VOTE ON MERGER Next Week The American Antitrust Institute, a Washington-based non-profit org aniza ...

  5. Germany's 2011 Music Sales: Adele, Udo Lindenberg, Shakira Top Charts

    January 13, 2012 8:55 AM EST Adele, was the most successful international act in the German album charts in 2011. The British singer's album "21" (Indigo) spent 49 weeks in the top 100 rankings and 39 weeks in the top five, going five times platinum after reach ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Don Omar's 'Danza' Continues To Rule Hot Latin Songs

    January 27, 2011 12:13 PM EST Don Omar's "Danza Kuduro," featuring Lucenzo, remained at the top of Billboard's Hot Latin Songs for the 13th consecutive week, establishing itself as the first major Latin hit of 2011. Released last Fall, "Danza Kuduro&qu ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 2010's Latin Music Sales Down 26.8%, Digital Up 28%, Enrique Igelsias Is Top-Selling Artist

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Year-end sales of Latin music in the United States continued to drop for the fourth consecutive year, according to numbers released by Nielsen SoundScan. For the 52 weeks ending Jan. 2, sales of Latin music, defined as albums that are at least 51% ...

  13. 'Bed Intruder Song,' Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga Top YouTube's Most Watched Videos of 2010

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST YouTube released its list of most watched videos for 2010, with the "Bed Intruder Song" topping the list of all videos worldwide, and Justin Bieber's "Baby" (feat. Ludacris) taking the top music video honors. "Baby&qu ...

  14. Colombian President Supports Shakira At NYC Show

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The president of Colombia might be in New York for the U.N. General Assembly, but he also found time to attend a concert by Shakira. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, along with the former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, Queen Rania o ...

  15. Katy Perry's 'Dream' Goes On In Europe

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry lands her first No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums, debuting at the top with "Teenage Dream" (Capitol/EMI). The new leader on European Hot 100 Singles is "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The Wo ...

  16. Katy Perry Album Gets Dream Start In The U.K.

    September 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry scored her first U.K. No. 1 album with "Teenage Dream" (Virgin/EMI), but the title track single had to be content with a No. 2 debut behind former "X Factor" contestant Olly Murs ' "Please Don't Let Me ...

  17. Iron Maiden, Shakira Reign On Euro Charts

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Iron Maiden 's "The Final Frontier" (EMI) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, as the No. 1 berth on European Hot 100 Singles is occupied for a sixth straight week by "Waka Waka (This Time For Afr ...

  18. Iron Maiden Slays Rivals On U.K. Album Chart

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British rock perennials Iron Maiden extended their run of U.K. No. 1 albums to 28 years, and their overall album chart span to 30 years, with "The Final Frontier" (EMI). On the new singles chart, Relentless/Virgin's British "gr ...

  19. Eminem Back On Top In Europe

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) continues to show great staying power in European markets, returning to No.1 again on Billboard's European Albums chart. On European Hot 100 Singles, "Waka Waka (This Time For Af ...

  20. Eminem Returns To U.K. Chart Summit

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started its third separate U.K. reign to become Eminem 's longest-running No. 1 on the British album chart, while Flo Rida 's "Club Can't Handle Me" (Atlantic/Warner Music), feat ...

  21. Arcade Fire Debuts Atop Euro Album Chart

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arcade Fire scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Suburbs" (Merge/Mercury/Universal), as "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) by Shakira featuring Freshlyground ...

  22. Arcade Fire Debuts Atop U.K. Chart

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arcade Fire scored their first U.K. No. 1 album with their third set "The Suburbs" (Mercury/Universal). Ne-Yo 's "Beautiful Monster" (Def Jam/Universal) debuted at No. 1 on the Official Charts Company's singles listin ...

  23. Eminem Reigns On Euro Album Chart

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There's no change at the top of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, with Eminem moving into a fifth aggregate week at the European Albums summit with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal), and "Waka Waka (This Time For Afri ...

  24. Eminem Beats Tom Jones To Retain U.K. Chart Summit

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As Eminem's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) saw off a strong challenge from Tom Jones' "Praise and Blame" (Universal Island) to start a fifth aggregate week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album, new boy band The Wanted sc ...

  25. Eminem Recovers European Crown

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As Eminem’s “Recovery” (Interscope/Universal) starts a fourth aggregate week atop Billboard’s European Albums chart, Hot 100 Singles has a new No. 1 in the shape of Shakira’s official song of the recent FIFA World Cup, “Waka Waka (This Time For Af ...

  26. Aventura, Chayanne Win Big At Premios Juventud

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Shakira floated in on a magic carpet, Pitbull did the bump-and-grind with Mexican pop star Belinda and Wisin & Yandel performed with the dancers from "Step Up 3D" at the seventh annual Premios Juventud ("Youth Awards"), bro ...

  27. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, Shakira, Usher, Avenged Sevenfold and more

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 9. Kristi Lynn Gibson Although rumors circulated alleging that Bret Michaels was engaged to Kristi Lynn Gibson, he has denied that they are true. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Usher – There Goes My Baby 2. Epic Rap Battle! ...

  28. Web Trends: Philharmonic in the Park, Pilot Talk, Faith No More, Shakira and more

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 10. Philharmonic in the Park 2010 There are free Philharmonic concerts taking place this week in New York City. 14. Pilot Talk Pilot Talk is Curren$y’s debut album, released today. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Shakira Wak ...

  29. Web Trends: The Dream, Faith No More, Nine Inch Fever and more

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 7. The Dream Producer/artist The Dream has split from his wife, singer Christina Milian. 10. The Dream and Christina Milian Producer/artist The Dream has split from his wife, singer Christina Milian after photos leaked e ...

  30. Web Trends: Carlos Santana, Olga Guillot, Shakira and more

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 2. Cindy Blackman Carlos Santana proposed to girlfriend drummer Cindy Blackman mid-performance in Illinois on Friday. 1. Olga Guillot Cuban singer Olga Guillot died, age 87, from a heart attack. YouTube Most Viewed Today ...

  31. Shakira, Spain Triumph At World Cup

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Punctuated by shouts of "Africa," Shakira 's second consecutive performance at the closing ceremony of a FIFA World Cup sparked an ecstatic response from the vuvuzela-blowing crowd crammed into Soweto's Soccer City. The Colombi ...

  32. Web Trends: Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Devo, Pharrell Williams and more

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 3pm) 7. Lady Gaga Today Show Lady Gaga performed at Rockefeller Center this morning as part of this summer’s Today Show Concert Series. 13. Despicable Me The film “Despicable Me” came out today, whose score was composed by mus ...

  33. Web Trends: Carrie Underwood, Nelly Furtado, Katy Perry and more

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 5. G-Ticket: Google’s alternative to Ticketmaster Not an actual service, but a search term started by an online group attempting to garner attention for a Ticketmaster alternative in Google Trends. 16. Carrie Underwood w ...

  34. Shakira To Headline World Cup Closing Ceremony

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT World Cup organizers promise a high-tech closing ceremony featuring Shakira, compared to the more traditionally African ceremony which opened the tournament. Organizing committee spokesman Jermaine Craig says Sunday's (July 11) show at Soccer ...

  35. Web Trends: Vanessa Carlton, Lady Gaga, Eminem, K'naan and more

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. Vanessa Carlton Singer Vanessa Carlton reportedly declared herself a "proud bisexual woman" for the first time in front of a crowd at the Nashville Pride Festival at which she was headlining. 11. Lady Gaga Ya ...

  36. Web Trends: Lady Gaga, Yankees, The Game, 2Pac and more

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 4. Lady Gaga Yankees Lady Gaga was rumored to have been banned from the New York Yankee's clubhouse for inappropriate conduct after attending a game; however claims were dismissed by Yankees GM Brian Cashman who sai ...

  37. Web Trends: Justin Bieber, Orange Caramel, Lady Gaga and more

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No trending music search terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Justin Bieber - Somebody To Love Remix ft. Usher 2. Sing Talk (Tik Tok Parody) 3. Orange Caramel - Magic Girl MV 4. Somebody To Lov ...

  38. Web Trends: Justin Bieber, Shakira, 2Pac, London Pirates and more

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) *No trending music search terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Justin Bieber - Somebody To Love Remix ft. Usher 2. Eminem - Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna) 3. Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ...

  39. Web Trends: Katy Perry, 2Pac, Shakira, Roger Waters and more

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 5pm) *No trending music search terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg "California Gurls" Official Music Video HD 2. Toyz Noize 3. SEOTAIJI - HUMAN DREAM "SEOTAIJI VERSION" ...

  40. Chart Moves: 'Glee,' Zac Brown Band, Journey, Green Day and more

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- "Glee" Cast : The cast of Fox TV's hit show capped its first season with a bang, scoring its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Glee: the Music, Journey to Regionals" starting with 154,000 sold according ...

  41. Shakira's World Cup Anthem Makes Global Impact

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following an explosive performance at the inaugural FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on June 10, Shakira 's "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" is making an impact on international charts. The official ...

  42. Web Trends: Eminem, Katy Perry, Gorillaz, Roger Waters and more

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) *No trending music search terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Eminem x Rihanna Perform Live in Los Angeles! 2. Katy Perry - On the set of "California Gurls": Day 2 3. Katy Perry ft. ...

  43. Christina Aguilera Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There's a new look to both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Christina Aguilera debuts at No. 1 on the European Albums listing with "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) and soccer World Cup fever engulfs the singl ...

  44. Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic' Tops U.K. Chart

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera won her second U.K. No. 1 album and the British singles chart was overrun by soccer-related releases, as the Official Charts Company's latest sales data was unveiled. Aguilera's "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Enter ...

  45. World Cup Concert Draws Large Audience In South Africa

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The World Cup opening concert in Soweto drew nearly 8.5 million television viewers in South Africa, the highest for an entertainment event in recent history. Thousands of people rocked Orlando Stadium in South Africa's biggest township Thursd ...

  46. Kickoff Concert Opens 2010 FIFA World Cup

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT “South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?” Black Eyed Peas will.i.am shouted to the 30-000 strong crowd 12 minutes into the live broadcast – and from that moment, the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert hit its stride and the pace never l ...

  47. Shakira Kicks Off 3-D For Sony Music

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp rolls out its 3D product range in the U.K. tomorrow (June 11) with TVs, Blu-ray players, PlayStation 3 games and movies in the 3D format going on sale in almost 600 outlets. Sony Corp is uniquely placed to provide access to 3D content: i ...

  48. Web Trends: Star Spangled Banner Lyrics, The Beatles, Eminem and More

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 1. Star Spangled Banner Lyrics A marine veteran stunned a Tea Party crowd when he broke into the lesser known fourth verse to The Star Spangled Banner. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. DJ Earworm - Like, OMG Baby (Capi ...

  49. Web Trends: Lollapalooza, Lady Gaga, Marvin Isley and More

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 2. Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup The 2010 Lollapalooza Lineup was announced today with headliners Lady Gaga, Green Day and Soundgarden as well as Cypress Hill, Erykah Badu, Devo, Drive-By Truckers, Blues Travele ...

  50. Shakira's 'Waka Waka' Chosen As Univision World Cup Theme

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish version of Shakira's "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa/Esto es África)" has been chosen as the theme for the Univision network's World Cup promo campaign and pre-game coverage. The song, a collaboration with South Af ...

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