1. Sweden's Loreen Wins Eurovision Song Contest

    May 29, 2012 8:04 AM EDT BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- Sweden's Loreen clinched the top spot at this year's Eurovision Song Contest with her dance hit "Euphoria," pushing aside competition from a sextet of Russian grannies and a Serbian balladeer. Juries an ...

  2. Eurovision or Euroderision? The UK's Engelbert Humperdinck Has A Plan

    May 04, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Engelbert Humperdinck's Plan To Transcend The Eurovision Song Competition Englebert Humperdinck, 76, is the U.K.'s Eurovision Song Contest entrant and the competition's oldest male . The 57th annual Eurovision Song Contest's gr ...

  3. Randy Goodrum, U.S. Songwriter, Making Bid for Eurovision 2012

    February 10, 2012 11:30 AM EST When the second heat of Sweden's Melodifestivalen 2012 takes place Saturday night at the Scandinavium arena in Gothenburg, there will be at least one American at the venue - Arkansas-born songwriter Randy Goodrum, a rare U.S. visitor at this ...

  4. Could the Eurovision Song Contest Go Global?

    May 17, 2011 7:20 AM EDT DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - The Eurovision Song Contest has become so popular around the globe that there may be scope one day for a Worldvision Song Contest, executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand told Reuters. The Norwegian director of the 56-ye ...

  5. Azerbaijan's Ell & Nikki Win 2011 Eurovision Song Contest

    May 16, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Dusseldorf - Ell and Nikki from Azerbaijan won the 56th Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf on Saturday evening in a show watched by over 130 million TV viewers in 55 countries. With their song "Running Scared", the duo comprised of vo ...

  6. Web Trends: Tina Knowles, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys and more

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Trends (As of 4PM): 3. Tina Knowles Clothing Line Beyonce's mother Tina showed off more of her clothing line available at Wal Mart on "The View" today (Nov. 22) 20. NKOTB BSB Tour New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys wil ...

  7. Dusseldorf To Host Eurovision 2011

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 2011 Eurovision Song Contest will take place on May 14, 2011 in Düsseldorf at the Esprit Arena football stadium. The location was confirmed today (Oct. 12) by German broadcasting organization ARD. The venue has a 50,000-capacity. German entran ...

  8. Christina Aguilera Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    June 17, 2010 10:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 singles ...

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

    June 14, 2010 7:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Enterta ...

  10. Jack Johnson, Eurovision Winner Top Euro Charts

    June 10, 2010 7:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jack Johnson scores his second consecutive No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums chart with "To The Sea" (Brushfire/Universal Island). Lena Meyer-Landrut's Eurovision Song Contest winner "Satellite" (USFO/Universal) is t ...

  11. Web Trends: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Dizzee Rascal, Shakira and More

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 2. Tom Cruise and Jennifer Lopez Tom Cruise reprised his Tropic Thunder character, movie exec Less Grossman, for a hip-hop dance routine with Jennifer Lopez at the MTV Movie Awards. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1.  ...

  12. Web Trends: Tom Cruise, MTV, Sandra Bullock, Paul McCartney and More

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 2. Tom Cruise MTV Movie Awards Tom Cruise reprised his Tropic Thunder character, movie exec Less Grossman, for a hip-hop dance routine with Jennifer Lopez at the MTV Movie Awards. 14. Sandra Bullock and Sc ...

  13. AC/DC Holds Off Stones On Euro Chart

    May 28, 2010 7:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 AC/DC 's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) withstands the challenge of the Rolling Stones to start a fifth week atop Billboard's European Albums chart. Stromae moves into a ninth non-consecutive week at ...

  14. AC/DC Extends Run Atop Euro Albums Chart

    May 20, 2010 9:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 The front-runners on Billboard's pan-European sales charts both extend their stays at No. 1, AC/DC 's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) for a fourth week on European Albums and Stromae for an eighth non- ...

  15. Putin Wants Song Contest With China, Central Asia Allies

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has suggested that China, Central Asian nations and Russia should hold a song competition to boost cultural ties. Putin said the joint song competition could be called "Intervision" to rival the annu ...

  16. Norway's Eurovision Triumph

    May 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Norway's Alexander Rybak won this year's Eurovision Song Contest, which came to a close in Moscow in the early hours of Sunday (May 17). The singer and violinist scored 387 points, a record figure in the event's history. Audiences a ...

  17. Norway Wins Eurovision

    May 16, 2009 7:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Norway won the 54th Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday in Moscow, when singer Alexander Rybak beat 24 other contestants in the Russian capital. Rybak's song Fairytale won with 387 points, beating Iceland with 218 of points and Azerbaijan with ...

  18. Russia Launches Its First Ever Eurovision

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, which kicked off at Moscow's Manezh exhibition center last night (May 10), could be the most lavish and expensive to date judging by the Russian broadcaster's plans for the event. The official opening ce ...

  19. Germany Chooses Eurovision Act

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alex Swings Oscar Sings is the act representing Germany at the 54th Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow on May 16, with the song "Miss Kiss Kiss Bang." The duo features Alex Christensen from Hamburg, and singer and dancer Oscar Loya, who c ...

  20. Laura Izibor

    November 25, 2008 10:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Irish singer/songwriter Laura Izibor didn't know she could sing until she was 13, but once she did, she knew she was on to something. "I was in drama class at school and the teacher asked everyone to get up to sing. I was pleading, 'P ...

  21. Justin Hawkins Starts Fresh With Hot Leg

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The collapse of his former band, the Darkness, and an unsuccessful attempt to represent the United Kingdom in 2007's Eurovision Song Contest have hardly dampened Justin Hawkins' drive. The collapse of his former band, the Darkness, and an ...

  22. Russian's Svyaznoy Handset Retailer Tests CD Sales

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Russian mobile phone retail chain Svyaznoy is testing CD sales in its outlets nationwide. The retailer has a non-exclusive arrangement to stock "Proptiv Pravil" ("Against the Rules"), the most recent album by Dima Bilan, winner ...

  23. Chart Beat Chat

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Nana Mouskouri, Hot Country Songs chart, Joe Dowell's "Muss I Denn" and more! WAS NANA A VISITOR TO THE BILLBOARD 200? Hi Fred! I came across an online article from the Oiko Times that said Greek singer Na ...

  24. Chart Beat Chat

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision Song Contest, The Shop Boyz, two-sided singles and more! WALES, DOUZE POINTS? Dear Fred, In your reply to Ken Bruin of Scotland in last week's Chart Beat Chat column, you ruminated on the possibility of E ...

  25. Serbia's Serifovic Wins Eurovision Song Contest

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Serbia's Marija Serifovic has claimed victory in the 52nd annual Eurovision Song Contest, held in Helsinki on May 12. This is the first win for Serbia and the first time in the contest for the Balkan Serbia's Marija Serifovic has claimed v ...

  26. McFly, Arctic Monkeys Rule U.K. Charts

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Boy band McFly's collection of U.K. No. 1 singles expanded yesterday (May 13) to seven, over a period of just over three years. Their cover of Jellyfish's 1991 minor chart entry, "Baby's Coming Back," Boy band McFly's c ...

  27. Chart Beat Chat

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Maroon 5, "American Idol," Eurovision and more! 5 OUT OF FIVE Hello Fred, Such an exciting week on the Hot 100. With Maroon 5 at No. 1, I was "wondering" if they are coincidentally the fifth act with ...

  28. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," the Pussycat Dolls and more! MARIO ON THE MOVE Fred, Love your column. I really enjoyed reading your piece about the Latin charts this week. Last week, the single "Gallery" by Mario V ...

  29. Chart Beat

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Keith Urban, Danity Kane, Elton John and more! URBAN HEIGHTS: A blog published in December 2005 suggested that if Keith Urban were to marry Nicole Kidman, his popularity would plunge. Urban and Kidman tied the knot in June and, judgin ...

  30. Gnarls Barkley Won't Budge On U.K. Charts

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" (Warner Bros.) began an eighth week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (May 21) to become the longest-running chart-topper since Wet Wet Wet's "Love Is All Around" s Gnarls Barkley ...

  31. Eurovision: Belgium Doesn't Qualify, Lithuania Does

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ten songs from the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final have advanced to tomorrow's (May 20) final in Athens, but pre-contest favorite "Je T'Adore" by Belgium's Kate Ryan is not among the qualifiers. Ten songs from the Eurovis ...

  32. Eurovision Milestone Set For Tonight

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Eurovision Song Contest reached a milestone last year when the 50th running of the Pan-European competition took place in Kiev, Ukraine. Tonight (May 18), the veteran song contest will reach anoth The Eurovision Song Contest reached a milestone ...

  33. Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley Lead U.K. Charts

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a twin killing on the new British sales charts for Warner Bros., the Red Hot Chili Peppers scored their third U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (May 14) as "Stadium Arcadium" debuted at the peak, while Gn In a twin killing on the new British s ...

  34. Chart Beat

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jewel's latest becomes her fifth studio set to reach the top 10, plus Nelly, Texas Lightning and the 'Idol' effect. 'WONDERLAND' BOOGIES: Lewis Carroll's novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" has serve ...

  35. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the Eurovision Song Contest and more with readers. WILL WE BE SAYING CONGRATULATIONS, ICELAND? Hi Fred, With the Eurovision Song Contest less than a month away, I agree there are a number of songs that could win. But I'm hoping I ...

  36. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Rihanna, Billboard's AC chart and Eurovision Song Contest with readers. SENDING OUT AN S.O.S. Dear Fred, Why is Rihanna's "SOS" only No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100? It's No. 7 on the Pop 100 and No. 2 on the ...

  37. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred chats with readers about everything from video downloads, Spanish hitmakers and the action on Billboard's country and adult contemporary charts. VIDEO CHARTS THE RADIO STAR Recently, iTunes has been offering music videos for purchase. Cons ...

  38. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart rules, Elvis' chart career, his favorites of 2005 and more with readers. WHY ISN'T 'CHRISTMAS' PRESENT? Hi Fred, I noticed that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is the No. 1 song on ...

  39. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 cur ...

  40. Chart Beat

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie makes his highest album chart debut since the mid-'70s, Madonna posts her 51st Hot 100 single, Shakira breaks a Hot Latin Songs record, plus news on Rod Stewart, Gwen Stefanin & others. DELIVERED: It took a while, but it was worth it ...

  41. ABBA's 'Waterloo' Named Best Eurovision Song

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 ABBA's 1974 hit song "Waterloo" was voted the "All-Time Best Song of the Eurovision Song Contest" Saturday during a show organized on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) by Danmarks Radio ABBA's 1974 hit son ...

  42. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Discussion of soundtracks, Shakira and more with readers. FROM THE MOVIE OF THE SAME NAME Dear Fred, One trend that I've noticed in recent years is the decline of soundtracks that spawn singles on the charts. Last year, Billboard reported that ...

  43. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. DID DONNA OR DIDN'T DONNA? Dear Fred, In reference to your article about artists that have held the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on The Billboard Hot 100, I vaguely recall Donna Summer doing this ...

  44. Greece Wins Eurovision Song Contest

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Greece executives are confident that the country's inaugural victory in the 50th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday (May 21) will convert into album sales. Sony BMG Greece executives are confident that the country's inaugural v ...

  45. Greece Wins Eurovision Song Contest

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Greece executives are confident that the country's inaugural victory in the 50th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday (May 21) will convert into album sales. Sony BMG Greece executives are confident that the country's inaugural v ...

  46. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. ANTHONY VS. BACKSTREET BOYS Hi Fred, I just noticed the sudden resurgence of "Incomplete" on Billboard's Hot 100. Do you think this has something to do with Anthony Fedorov singi ...

  47. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  48. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Westlife, chart records, Greek artists, Mariah Carey and "Rich Girl" with readers. LIVING THE WESTLIFE Hi, I have been a U.S. fan of Irish pop group Westlife for several years and I think I have a good question to as ...

  49. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses with readers Barry White, Ashanti and No. 1 album debuts, Buddy Jewell, Eurovision, Madonna, Clay Aiken and obsessive fans. WORDS AND MUSIC Hi Fred, With the unfortunate passing of Barry White over the July 4 holiday weekend, ...

  50. Chart Beat Chat

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: The singles market, chart performance of "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken, and the Eurovisio SINGLES MARKET Hello Fred, I ...

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