Jennifer Lopez

  1. 'American Idol' at Crossroads Following Steven Tyler's Exit

    July 13, 2012 8:36 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "American Idol" is on the brink of an adolescent identity crisis. Judge Steven Tyler is leaving and taking his naughty rock star vibe with him, fellow judge Jennifer Lopez is dithering about staying put, and ratings f ...

  2. Steven Tyler Quits 'American Idol'

    July 12, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Steven Tyler is leaving "American Idol" after a two-season run as judge, Fox announced today (July 12). "After some long, hard thoughts, I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress 'American Idol' befo ...

  3. Gladys Knight Named Lead Judge For 'Apollo Live' TV Singing Competition

    July 11, 2012 7:06 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Move over Jennifer Lopez, a veteran singing diva is joining the ranks of judges on reality TV: Gladys Knight. BET's sister network Centric announced Wednesday that Knight will work as the "lead judge" on "Apoll ...

  4. Wisin & Yandel Drop Off Jennifer Lopez/Enrique Iglesias Tour, Cite 'Unresolvable Issues'

    June 30, 2012 6:57 AM EDT Latin urban duo Wisin & Yandel have dropped out of the upcoming North American concert tour with Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez due to "unresolvable issues," according to a spokesperson for the artists. "It is with sadness ...

  5. Latin Pop Miami Radio Station Romance 106.7 Goes Up-Tempo and Bilingual

    June 27, 2012 6:21 PM EDT Miami Latin pop station Romance 106.7 (WRMA), a mainstay of romantic and more adventuresome Latin pop, flipped to a bilingual format on Monday, June 25. The SBS-owned station, now called DJ 106.7 FM, plays mostly urban-leaning, up-tempo fare -- fr ...

  6. Wisin Y Yandel's Global Strategy: Reggaeton Around the World

    June 20, 2012 6:35 PM EDT Reggaetón is a realm populated by duos: Alexis y Fido, Zion y Lennox, Jowell y Randy, RKM y Ken-Y. A decade ago, the field was even more crowded, with dozens of duos, many now defunct. Among them all, none has withstood the test of time like Wisin ...

  7. Wisin & Yandel's Clothing Line Hits Macy's; Telemundo Adds Mari Garcia-Marquez to 'Levantate'

    June 18, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Los Líderes, the clothing line developed by Latin urban duo Wisin & Yandel in conjunction with designer Marc Ecko, will be available in Macy's stores nationwide beginning in July, the group's management says. Currently, the line of m ...

  8. Why The Wanted Play Gay Clubs: Marketing, Music And The LGBT Community's Mainstream Music Clout

    June 12, 2012 12:45 PM EDT When the Wanted was looking to book its first major U.S. gigs in January, the British pop group didn't just call up Live Nation or AEG to reach the tween- and teen-girl fan base courted by the generations of boy bands that had come before the ...

  9. Dima Bilan, Yolka Win At Russia's Muz-TV Awards; Lady Gaga Controversy Overshadows Show

    June 04, 2012 10:23 AM EDT MOSCOW - The 10th edition of the Muz TV awards, handed out in Moscow's Olimpiisky sports center late on Friday, June 1, brought few surprises but stirred some controversy. Dima Bilan was awarded as the best male singer, collecting the award f ...

  10. Rihanna Continues to Reign on Social 50, Lady Gaga Jumps to No. 2

    May 31, 2012 6:46 PM EDT Rihanna continues to reign supreme on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week. She holds at No. 1 on the tally, reeling from media excitement generated by her film debut in "Battleship." Further, a series of remixes of her popular sin ...

  11. Emeli Sande Squeaks Past Joe Bonamassa to Top U.K. Albums Chart

    May 28, 2012 12:57 PM EDT In a nailbiting finish, Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé kept bluesman Joe Bonamassa from a notable first U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company's new sales data was unveiled yesterday (Sunday). "We Are Young" (Fuele ...

  12. Lady Gaga's 'Simpsons' Appearance, Tour Controversy Spark Billboard Social 50 Chart Gain

    May 24, 2012 10:09 PM EDT Lady Gaga rises makes a big jump back into the top 10 of Billboard's Social 50 chart (climbing 14-5), thanks to the momentum generated by her guest appearance on Fox TV's "The Simpsons" on May 20. The Social 50 chart ranks the ...

  13. 'American Idol' Has Lowest-Rated Finale Ever, Down 32% From 2011

    May 24, 2012 1:59 PM EDT Predictably coming short of seasons past, the "American Idol" finale did score a sizable victory on Wednesday night, pulling a 6.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 20.7 million viewers according to fast affiliate ratings. Phillip Phillips W ...

  14. Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol' Season 11 as Show's Ratings Dip

    May 24, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Philip Phillips, The Leesburg, Ga. native, became the 11th winner of American Idol last night beating out California's Jessica Sanchez after a record 132 million votes were cast. The record number of votes, however, may be something of a pyrr ...

  15. Ryan Seacrest's Bieber-Off Helps Cimorelli Make Social 50 Chart Gain

    May 18, 2012 12:15 PM EDT The dust from the impact Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" video release two weeks ago hasn't settled yet. In the digital age of remix and re-appropriation of content, activity around a particular release isn't just limited to l ...

  16. Latin Urban Duo Wisin & Yandel Score 'Unplugged' Special on MTV Tr3s

    May 16, 2012 8:34 PM EDT On the heels of a major summer tour with Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias, Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel have also signed on to appear on their own "Unplugged" special on MTV Tr3s, according to a spokesperson for the c ...

  17. Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias Announce Summer Tour

    April 30, 2012 7:21 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez, two Latin pop stars undergoing impressive career revivals, have joined forces to co-headline a summer tour. The initial 16 dates of the North America trek were announced on Monday (April 30), with more dates to ...

  18. Chart Moves: Kanye West's 'Mercy' Makes Its Move on Hot 100, 'Voice's' Juliet Simms Debuts

    April 19, 2012 10:10 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, Gotye tops the Billboard Hot 100 as his debut entry "Somebody That I Used to Know" (featuring Kimbra) lifts 2-1, and the "Glee" cast notches its record-extending milestone 200th Ho ...

  19. Chart Moves: Jennifer Lopez + Pitbull, Nicki Minaj + Chris Brown, More Collabos Make Waves

    April 12, 2012 6:46 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a sixth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, making history as the first song to log six weeks of at least 300,000 in digital sales, ...

  20. Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Breaks First-Week Airplay Record on Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    April 02, 2012 2:28 PM EDT Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez storm Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart with new singles, led by Bieber's record-breaking bow. Bieber's "Boyfriend" launches at No. 20 with 3 ...

  21. Wayne Hector, Hit-Making UK Songwriter, Talks One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Streaming Services, More (Q&A)

    March 28, 2012 7:00 AM EDT has so far proved to be quite a year for British songwriter Wayne Hector, who has two songs in this week's Hot 100 - The Wanted's "Glad You Came," which he co-wrote with Steve McCutcheon and Ed Drewett; and Nicki Minaj ...

  22. Casper, Tim Bendzko, Gotye: Germany's Echo Awards Dominated by Newcomers

    March 08, 2012 6:30 AM EST BERLIN - The final list of nominees for Germany's 2012 ECHO music award were announced earlier this week in Berlin. This year's slate is dominated by newcomers: German rapper Casper was nominated in four categories, while rising star Tim ...

  23. Who Runs the Billboard Hot 100? Women!

    February 27, 2012 5:35 PM EST With the debut of Katy Perry's "Part of Me" at No. 1 on the current Billboard Hot 100; Adele's double-duty with "Set Fire to the Rain" at No. 2 and "Rolling in the Deep" at No. 5; the 7-3 rise of Whitney Hou ...

  24. Web Trends: New Arctic Monkeys Song, Azealia Banks Announces Album Details

    February 27, 2012 4:27 PM EST Google Trends: 16. j lo -- Jennifer Lopez allegedly had a wardrobe malfunction at last night's Academy Awards. Twitter Music Trend: #GYCToGoPlatinum -- Fans of British boy-band The Wanted are hoping the band's song "Glad You Came&qu ...

  25. Photos: Rev Run, RZA, DJ Khaled Talk Songwriting @ BMI 'How I Wrote That Song' Panel

    February 15, 2012 4:00 PM EST Rev Run, Joel Madden, Benjamin (Benji) Madden, RZA, Red One, DJ Khaled talk to an audience about their work at BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" panel the Key Club in West Hollywood. (Photo: David Livingston/WireImage) Some of music ...

  26. Lana Del Rey Tops UK Chart, Has Biggest Selling U.K. Album of 2012

    February 13, 2012 8:01 AM EST As Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die" (Polydor/Universal) started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday, Belgian Australian Gotye climbed 3-1 on the singles survey with "Somebody That I Used To Know" (Universal Islan ...

  27. Grammys Book Big Brands, Bigger Ad Rates As 30-Second Spots Command $800,000 Apiece

    February 10, 2012 12:11 PM EST The Super Bowl had its fair share of big synchs and artist appearances this year ( Billboard.biz, Feb. 6 ), but the real music-marketing showcase is the Grammy Awards. The 2011 Grammys telecast on CBS was watched by 26.6 million viewers, its large ...

  28. Jimmy Iovine Denies Pitching Reality Show

    January 31, 2012 10:45 AM EST Last year "American Idol," shaking things up for its Simon Cowell-less 10th season, recruited Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez to judge alongside series stalwart Randy Jackson. The show also brought in Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope ...

  29. Billboard Power 100: Nigel Lythgoe

    January 26, 2012 11:12 PM EST No. 92 Nigel Lythgoe Executive Producer "American Idol" Twitter: @DizzyFeet American Dream... English TV/film director/producer Nigel Lythgoe returned as an executive producer of "American Idol" for its 10th season after bowing ...

  30. LMFAO To Join Madonna at Super Bowl, Says Will.i.am

    January 26, 2012 2:18 PM EST During the Super Bowl XLV halftime show last February, Will.i.am and the rest of the Black Eyed Peas brought out special guests like Usher and Slash to pump up their pop anthems. One year later, Will.i.am has taken it upon himself to reveal one of ...

  31. Exclusive: Fader Fort Returning to SXSW Without Fiat

    January 25, 2012 6:21 PM EST Fiat will not return as the sponsor of the Fader Fort at South by Southwest this year, Billboard has learned. Following a one-year sponsorship that saw record attendance at SXSW (58,000 attendees across four days) and at New York's CMJ Music ...

  32. Simon Cowell To Launch DJ Competition Show

    January 25, 2012 2:28 PM EST Between his work on "American Idol," "Britain's Got Talent" and "The X Factor," Simon Cowell has been harvesting pop stars and helping to hone their natural talents for over a decade. He has made Kelly Clarkson, ...

  33. Backbeat: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Personally Invite Performers, Begin Taping 'Q'Viva! The Chosen'

    January 17, 2012 1:40 PM EST More than 200 performers from Latin America were flown to Southern California recently to participate in the taping of "Q'Viva! The Chosen," the new television show produced by Jennifer Lopez , Marc Anthony , Jaime King and Simon Fu ...

  34. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's 'Q'Viva! The Chosen!' to Air on Fox

    January 14, 2012 12:43 PM EST Fox TV network has inked a deal to carry Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's international reality talent show "¡Q'Viva! The Chosen!" for the 2012 season, according to Anthony, who announced the partnership Saturday (January 14) ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Jennifer Lopez Reclaims Her Crown as Branding Queen

    December 12, 2011 3:53 PM EST At this time last year, Jennifer Lopez was still licking her wounds from a rough 2010. She kicked off the year with a poorly received performance of single "Louboutins," got dropped by Epic Records and failed to relaunch her film career ...

  37. Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj Clean Up at AMAs

    November 21, 2011 1:19 AM EST Taylor Swift made it a perfect 10 at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. The country star won three awards including Artist of the Year at the Nokia Theatre ceremony in Los Angeles, giving her ten AMAs in her career. "This is one of th ...

  38. Hot Chelle Rae, Daughtry to Perform at American Music Awards

    November 15, 2011 1:00 PM EST Rock bands Daughtry and Hot Chelle Rae have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American Music Awards (the latter will play the official pre-show). They join previously announced performers Katy Perry, Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera, Ju ...

  39. Rihanna, the 'Sexiest Woman Alive,' Powers Up Social 50 Chart

    October 20, 2011 8:24 AM EDT A racy Esquire magazine cover and a fan-driven Facebook promotional campaign sends Rihanna flying 10-5 on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, just as the music video for her single "We Found Love" premiered. As for the rest of th ...

  40. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's 'Q'Viva! The Chosen': Univision Announced As U.S. Broadcaster

    October 19, 2011 8:14 AM EDT Despite their July split, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's Latin talent show ¡Q'VIVA! THE CHOSEN will go on -- as soon as first quarter in 2012, XIX Entertainment announced today. The Simon Fuller-owned company also revealed its first t ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Jennifer Lopez Debuts New Fiat Commercial After Last Spot Called 'Decade's Worst' (Watch)

    October 10, 2011 1:41 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez is expanding her relationship with Fiat, after the Chrysler brand sponsored her "Papi" music video last month and featured clips in a widely-seen 30-second TV campaign. In a new 60-second TV commercial debuting today on br ...

  43. Jennifer Lopez's 'Papi' Video Drives Her Up Social 50

    September 29, 2011 9:09 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez leaps into the top 30 of Billboard's Social 50 chart, climbing 38-29, thanks to buzz generated by her TV commercial with Fiat, a new music video, and a red-hot performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. During ESPN's & ...

  44. Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas Play Clear Channel's IHeartRadio Star-Studded Launch Concert (Video)

    September 26, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jay-Z rapped about his beef with corporate radio in the monster jam "99 Problems," noting that stations won't play his hits if he doesn't do their shows. But on Friday, he played savior to radio station giant ...

  45. Lady Gaga Tops MTV European Music Awards Nominees

    September 19, 2011 2:27 PM EDT After taking home multiple MTV Video Music Awards last month -- in drag, no less -- Lady Gaga continues a banner year with six nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 6 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena. Behind the widespread ac ...

  46. Q&A: Anjula Acharia-Bath Co-Founder/CEO, Desi Hits!

    September 01, 2011 8:51 AM EDT Five years ago, Anjula Acharia-Bath was working as a senior partner at the London-based executive search firm Forsyth Group. Today, she runs an entertainment/lifestyle website focused on South Asian (Desi) culture called Desi Hits! (desihits.com ...

  47. Jennifer Lopez Is Returning to 'American Idol,' Nigel Lythgoe Says

    August 10, 2011 4:17 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez is returning to American Idol. Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe let the cat out of the bag Wednesday during Ryan Seacrest's morning radio show that the singer-actress will return to the judges' table alongside mainstay Randy Ja ...

  48. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony's 'Q'Viva: The Chosen': 'The Show Will Go On'

    July 18, 2011 7:56 AM EDT With Friday's news of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's split after seven years of marriage comes the inevitable question of who gets what? But even before the world starts speculating on the power couple's assets, there's the ...

  49. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony End Marriage

    July 15, 2011 6:00 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - With three failed marriages between them, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony finally seemed to find true love together when they married seven years ago. They had twin children, went on tour together, did a movie together and even pla ...

  50. L.A. Reid's First Week at Epic Has Some Staffers Feeling 'Energized'

    July 12, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Doug Morris has yet to actually occupy his newly minted seat as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment (word is he's in Europe until the 15th), but he's made his presence known via an introductory memo sent to staff on July 6 promising to " ...

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