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U.S. musician Fergie (L) from the Black Eyed Peas watch the Mocidade samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome February 19, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

The 2012 Brazil Carnival is not only attracting millions of spectators, but celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Fergie were spotted at the Rio de Janeiro Parade.

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Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez watches the Portela samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome February 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Just landed in Rio!!!, she wrote. Hello everyone!! My first time here during  carnival!!!! #ILoveBrazil.

It is not new to see celebrities at Brazil's carnival parade, as many of Hollywood's hottest are brought in by Brazilian advertisers looking to highlight the big party.

The Washington Post reported that this year, beer company Brahma was promoting Lopez,. Fergie's attendance was hosted by hair care company Head and Shoulders. Jennifer Lopez could be seen looking out and waving to the crowd from her VIP seat. Her boyfriend Casper Smart was sen with her at the Rio de Janeiro Parade.

Reports are that actress Sharon Stone was seen on Saturday night enjoying the festivities from a Terra viewing box in Salvador in the northeastern region of Brazil.

The three ladies are among the growing list of celebrities to stop by the Rio de Janeiro Parade over the years. Other celebrities who have attended Brazil Carnival include Madonna, Beyonce, Jude Law, Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson and Kevin Spacey, according to The AP.