1. Michael Lynche Voted Off 'American Idol,' Top 3 Remains

    May 12, 2010 10:31 PM EDT Michael Lynche couldn't be saved by the "American Idol" judges this time. The burly R&B crooner known as Big Mike was eliminated from "Idol" on Wednesday night (May 12), leaving Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze and Casey James in the top three. AMERICAN IDOL'S…

  2. Chart Beat Wednesday: B.o.B, Kris Allen, Blake Lewis

    May 12, 2010 1:55 PM EDT BOYS CLUB: B.o.B becomes the 12th solo male to lead Billboard's Pop Songs chart with a first entry, as "Nothin' on You," featuring Bruno Mars, rises 2-1. While eight male rookies ruled the list between the chart's inception in 1992 through 2008, B.o.B is the fourth…

  3. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze Soar on 'Falling Slowly' Duet

    May 12, 2010 12:21 AM EDT With Oscar winner and R&B crooner Jamie Foxx as their mentor, the "American Idol" top 4 tackled songs from the movies tonight. Sadly, no one picked the awesome "Ghostbusters" theme that was on the list of cleared songs, but there were still plenty of eyebrow-raising…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: B.o.B, Bobby & Billboard

    April 22, 2010 4:05 PM EDT NOTHING BEATS 'NOTHIN' ': As previously reported , B.o.B ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars. The 21-year-old B.o.B, born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., is the just the fifth male rapper to take a maiden Hot 100 entry to No.…

  5. Dr. Dre and Jay-Z Promise New Tune, Erykah Badu Visits Wanda Sykes

    April 06, 2010 2:05 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, there's buzz around yesterday's confirmation that Dr. Dre and Jay-Z will release a new track called "Under Pressure". Erykah Badu has been charged with disorderly conduct for stripping nude in her new…

  6. 'American Idol' Recap: Tim Urban Mounts A Comeback

    March 02, 2010 11:00 PM EST Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- Ryan Seacrest begins the evening on a weird note, mentioning Crystal Bowersox's inability to sing as a result of "doctor&…

  7. 'American Idol' Recap: Michael Lynche Can't Salvage Sub-Par Night

    February 25, 2010 1:53 AM EST Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- When Simon Cowell said before this week's performances that he thought a woman was going to win this season, I figured he was…

  8. POTW Feb. 12: Rihanna, Daughtry, Lady Gaga

    February 12, 2010 3:08 PM EST Mother Nature may have spent the week dumping snow on the East Coast, but music's big stars turned up the heat by hitting sunny Florida for the Super Bowl and related festivities, warmed hearts at various Haiti earthquake benefits, and then got cool by hitting the red carpets of New York…

  9. Billboard Bits: Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Britney Spears And More

    January 20, 2010 5:16 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. My Chemical Romance has finished recording its long-awaited follow-up to the 2006 album "The Black Parade," and may be considering some less-than-stadium-sized shows for the group's…

  10. Chart Beat Wednesday: Tim McGraw, Michael Buble, Owl City

    January 20, 2010 1:10 PM EST RAISING HIS 'VOICE': Tim McGraw takes over the top spot on Country Songs (to be refreshed, along with all Billboard charts, tomorrow on billboard.com), as "Southern Voice" rises 3-1. The song is McGraw's first leader on the list since "Last Dollar (Fly Away)"…

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Colbie Caillat, Sade

    December 10, 2009 5:29 PM EST 'LAST'-ING IMPRESSIONS: Although it has become a modern-day holiday standard - it ranks at No. 13 on this week's Holiday Songs chart, between carols by Paul McCartney and Gene Autry - Wham! 's "Last Christmas" never charted on the Billboard Hot 100. It was…

  12. LL Cool J Primed For Grammy Nominations Concert

    December 02, 2009 10:17 AM EST L L Cool J is paying tribute the best way he knows how. The 41-year-old rapper-actor will kick off "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" on Wednesday night by rapping to a medley of the past year's hits from artists like Lady Gaga and…

  13. Daughtry Announces Arena Tour Dates

    August 19, 2009 2:38 PM EDT Chris Daughtry and the rock band that bears his name are only halfway through a string of summer club dates celebrating the chart-topping album "Leave This Town," but the next extended jaunt through North American arenas is already set. The big-room leg of the tour kicks off Oct. 19…

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Selena Gomez, Jordin Sparks

    August 13, 2009 4:04 PM EDT HIGH COUNTRY WORK WHERE?: Sugarland and Gloriana not only make splashy chart entrances with their new albums, the acts combine to achieve feats never before accomplished in the 18-year Nielsen SoundScan era on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. On the Billboard 200, Sugarland, the duo of…

  15. Daughtry Ready To Rock Arenas

    July 29, 2009 12:07 PM EDT Even as it preps for a 14-date run of clubs and theaters next month, Daughtry is eyeballing a headlining tour of arenas in the fall. "We don't want to get too over-zealous," frontman Chris Daughtry tells Billboard.com. "We're not gonna be doing the Staples Center (in…

  16. Ask Billboard: Instrumentals, Kelly Clarkson, Eagles

    July 23, 2009 9:31 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MORE THAN WORDS Hi Gary, I am compiling a list of songs from the '70s and…

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: Daughtry, Shakira, Black Eyed Peas

    July 23, 2009 3:46 PM EDT DOUBLE DAUGHTRY: Daughtry makes it two-for-two atop the Billboard 200, as its sophomore set, "Leave This Town" arrives at No. 1. Having reigned with its self-titled debut album, Daughtry becomes just the third group in the 2000s to arrive with a pair of No. 1s. An apparent…

  18. Video Q&A: Daughtry Rolls Into 'Town'

    July 21, 2009 2:28 PM EDT Those who harbored any doubts that Chris Daughtry would successfully trade his in "American Idol" notoriety for modern rock glory are now biting their tongues. His band Daughtry's debut album has sold 4.4. million copies since its 2006 release, according to Nielsen Soundscan,…

  19. Daughtry Goes Back To Clubs For New Album Launch

    June 30, 2009 12:36 PM EDT Going back to the clubs to launch his band's sophomore album in August is neither foreign nor unwelcome for Chris Daughtry. Before he became a finalist on "American Idol," Daughtry tells Billboard.com, "we played the clubs all the time, just like so many other bands. All I…

  20. Daughtry: Town Where You Belong

    June 12, 2009 3:42 PM EDT Chris Daughtry is famous—hard not to be, what with the "American Idol" thing and the heartthrob thing and Grammy Award nomination thing and the gazillion records sold thing. But he still tries to be a normal guy. He runs errands when he's home in North Carolina; a favorite…

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