Shakira Wins Favorite Latin Artist at the American Music Awards

Shakira is the country’s reigning reina of Latin music…

The 35-year-old Colombian singer and soon-to-be The Voice coach picked up the Favorite Latin Artist award at Sunday night’s American Music Awards.


Shakira, who was the first female to win the award in the category back in 2005, beat out Pitbull and Don Omar for the prize.

It’s the fourth win in the category for the expectant mom, who stands just one win shy of category-leader Enrique Iglesias.

Meanwhile, Shakira’s “Get It Started” collaboration partner, Pitbull, came away empty-handed after leading the Latino pack of nominees with two nods.

Here’s a look at the full list of winners:

Artist of the year: Justin Bieber
New artist of the year: Carly Rae Jepsen
Pop/rock female artist: Katy Perry
Pop/rock male artist: Justin Bieber
Pop/rock band, duo or group: Maroon 5
Pop/rock album: Justin Bieber, Believe
Country female artist: Taylor Swift
Country male artist: Luke Bryan
Country band, duo or group: Lady Antebellum
Country album: Carrie Underwood, Blown Away
Rap/hip-hop artist: Nicki Minaj
Rap/hip-hop album: Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Soul/R&B female artist: Beyonce
Soul/R&B male artist: Usher
Soul/R&B album: Rihanna, Talk That Talk
Alternative rock artist: Linkin Park
Adult contemporary artist: Adele
Latin artist: Shakira
Contemporary inspirational artist: tobyMac
Electronic dance music artist: David Guetta

Pitbull & Christina Aguilera “Feel This Moment” Together

He’s already managed to get it started with Shakira… And, now Pitbull’s ready to feel this moment with another Latina singing sensation.

The 31-year-old Cuban American rap superstar has joined voices with Grammy-winning singer and The Voice coach Christina Aguilera on the new track “Feel This Moment.”

Pitbull & Christina Aguilera

It’s the latest single from Pitbull’s upcoming album Global Warming, which the singer discussed in a special preview on YouTube last month.

“One day when my light is glowing, I’ll be in my castle golden / But until the gates are open, I just wanna feel this moment,” Christina sings on the track.

Global Warming is scheduled for release on November 19, nearly one week after Aguilera’s new album Lotus –featuring the single “Your Body” – goes on sale.

Pitbull Earns Two American Music Award Nods

It could be called a case of déjà vu for Pitbull

For the second straight year, the 31-year-old Cuban American rap superstar has earned two American Music Award nominations. And, he’s picked them up in exact same categories as last year.


Pitbull is nominated in the Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock, where he’ll face stiff competition from Usher, Justin Bieber and Flo Rida.

In addition, Pitbull has received a nomination in the Favorite Artist – Latin category.  He’s up against Don Omar and three-time AMA Latin Artist award winner Shakira, who last picked up the award in the category in 2010. Pitbull and Shakira most recently collaborated together on the dancetastic track “Get It Started.”

The 40th American Music Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles by Christina Aguilera. The “Your Body” singer, who will release her seventh studio album next month, is the first performer announced for the telecast.

The American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre on November 18 at 8:00 pm on ABC.

For the sixth year, winners will be determined by online voting.

Click here for the complete list of American Music Award nominees.

Pitbull Offers a Sneak Peak at His Next Album

He won’t be releasing his next album until November, but Pitbull is already giving fans a taste of what’s to come…


The 31-year-old Cuban American rap superstar, who received two 2012 MTV Europe Music Award nominations this week, has already given a glimpse of his new music with the release of his collaboration with Shakira, “Get It Started” and the theme song for the latest installment of Men In Black, “Back In Time.”

But Pitbull has released a video teaser to promote his seventh studio album, Global Warming, which goes on sale November 19.

Pitbull is currently on his Planet Pit international tour.

“The tour’s going great. I think that this tour embodies everything that the music is about,” Pitbull tells ET Online.

Shakira: A Social Networking Superstar

Tweets don’t lie… Shakira is the Latina queen of social media.

The 35-year-old Colombian superstar has been named to Forbes magazine’s list of the Top 10 Social Networking Superstars, which ranks the celebrities with the most Twitter followers and Facebook fans.


Shakira—a golden vision in the video for “Get It Started,” her collaboration with Pitbull—comes in at No. 6 on the list with 17.6 million Twitter followers and 52.5 million Facebook fans.

The Colombiana, one of the most popular celebrities on Facebook, uses her page to promote her latest music and videos, as well as offer a look inside her private life. She posts vacation photos like the ones she recently took on a trip to the south of France. And to extend her reach, the bilingual pop star posts on Twitter and Facebook in Spanish and English.

But Shakira wasn’t the only Hispanic celebrity to make the list…

Cristiano Ronaldo—the only athlete on the list—comes in right behind Shaki at No. 7.

The 27-year-old Portuguese fútbol star has 12 million Twitter followers and has 47.5 million Facebook fans. Ronaldo, who plays for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid, often takes time to thank his fans for their continues support and offers his gratitude for being able to play soccer professionally.

Meanwhile, Selena Gomez ranks No. 10 on the list.

The 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress/singer has 12.3 million Twitter followers and 33 million Facebook friends.

The singer/actress uses the power of her social network to promote more than her movies and music. She uses Twitter and Facebook to call attention to her growing entrepreneurial ventures like Postcard On The Run, an app she invests in that lets you turn iPhone photos into snail-mail postcards. It’s nice for fans though because it means the young pop star posts photos from her vacations and tours including some with her boyfriend, Justin Bieber, who ranks No. 4 on the list.

Click here to check out the entire list, which is topped by Rihanna.

Pitbull Releases “Get It Started” Video Featuring Shakira

Mr, Worldwide or Mr. 007?

Pitbull has released the music video for his latest single “Get It Started,” his hip-shaking collaboration with Shakira.

Pitbull's Get It Started Video

The James Bond-inspired clip starts off with shots of the 31-year-old Cuban American rapper sitting on a sofa, but  switch to him getting his spy on during a mission to save a sexy brunette her from a baddie.

In addition, the high-octane video features some action-packed scenes as Pitbull gets involved in a dangerous car chase to save his girl.

Shakira in Pitbull's Get It Started Video

Shakira, who doesn’t share any scenes with Pitbull, is featured throughout the clip. The 35-year-old Colombian singer looks flawless in a sequined gold dress while singing alone on a balcony.

The video culminates with scenes from a Pitbull concert, which is packed the ladies. Fireworks burst in the night sky as the concertgoers dance along.

The video was directed by David Russo, who helmed some of Pitbull’s other videos, including “Give Me Everything“, “Back in Time” and “International Love.

“Get It Started” is the lead single of Pitbull’s seventh studio album “Global Warming,” which will be released in the United States on September 28.

Shakira to Perform at This Year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival

Shakira is a “loca, loca, loca”… And now she’ll be demonstrating her locaness in Las Vegas.

The 35-year-old Colombian singing sensation will be performing at this fall’s iHeartRadio Music Festival, which spans all genres, including pop, rock and country.


But Shakira isn’t the only Latin artist scheduled to take the stage during the two-day festival…

Shakira’s “Get It Started” collaborator Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias have also been confirmed as performers.  Other acts scheduled to appear include headliners Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Usher and Bon Jovi.

This year’s concert, which will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will take place on September 21-22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Tickets for iHeartRadio Fest go on sale July 14, and the show will be broadcast live on iHeartRadio, Yahoo! and Xbox.

Last year’s inaugural music festival, hosted by the Clear Channel station, featured performances by Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minajand more. The event, intended to celebrate the launch of the new iHeartRadio, sold out 10 minutes after tickets were put on sale to the general public.

Shakira Collaborates with Pitbull on “Get It Started”

The wait is over… Shakira’s finally back with a new single… And, this time around she’s getting it started with Pitbull

The 35-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter has collaborated with Mr. Worldwide on “Get It Started,” which has been leaked on the web.


The dancetastic track starts off with an introduction by the 31-year-old Cuban-American rap superstar before Shakira belts the song’s catchy chorus.

Produced by RedOne and Afrojack, “Get It Started”—which name-checks several celebrities, including Tom Cruise and boxers Manny Pacquiao and Muhammad Ali–will reportedly appear on Pitbull’s forthcoming studio album, “Global Warming,” which is expected to be released in the U.S. later this year.

Meanwhile,  Shakira will reportedly come out with a new album sometime before the end of 2012.

Pitbull previously appeared on Shakira’s single “Rabiosa,” which was part the superstar’s Latin Grammy-winning album Sale el Sol.