1. Runner Runner Gets Head Start from Late Night's David Letterman

    November 14, 2010 8:00 AM EST Most emerging bands are lucky to land a spot on a late-night show. But Runner Runner has snagged something even better: the endorsement of a prominent late-night host. The band will release its self-titled debut in January through a joint record deal with Merovingian Music, Capitol/EMI and…

  2. Billboard Bits: Simon/Hancock, 'Not Alone,' Bon Jovi

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Paul Simon/Herbie Hancock, 'Not Alone,' Bon Jovi Paul Simon and Herbie Hancock will headline the Berklee College of Music's 60th anniversary concert, to be held Jan. 28 at Boston's Wang Theatre. The show will be produced by Phil Ramone and hosted by comedian Bill…

  3. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chart news about Mariah Carey, Kristine W, James Blunt and Nelly, as well as Fred's top singles and albums of the year. GIFT-WRAPPED: For the first time in the short history of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, a track that is not a current hit ranks No. 1. The 11-year-old song …

  4. Greece Triumphs In 50th Eurovision

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Greece won the 50th Eurovision song contest Saturday (May 21) in Kiev, with Helena Paparizou's fast-moving "My Number One" beating 23 other competitors. Greece won the 50th Eurovision song contest Saturday (May 21) in Kiev, with Helena Paparizou's fast-moving "My…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses various topics with readers. MAKING OUR MINDS UP Hello Fred, I know that you are a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and so am I. I just heard the official CD of all 39 contestants in this year's 50th celebration of the contest, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine,…

  6. Last Quarter Moon

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST The beauty, charm and allure of singer/pianist/songwriter Chiara Civello's debut, "Last Quarter Moon," makes for an auspicious beginning and marks the first revelation of the new year. The beauty, charm and allure of singer/pianist/songwriter Chiara Civello's debut, "…

  7. Brazilian Girls Forecast: Catching On, With Verve

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Brazilian Girls are not Brazilian -— nor are they all girls. But one thing is certain: The New York-based quartet is an essential element in the re-emergence of the Verve Music Group's legendary Forecast label. The group's self…