1. Flux Pavilion Feat. Childish Gambino, 'Do Or Die' (Funtcase Remix): First Listen

    July 01, 2013 1:45 PM EDT The dubstepper and Major Lazer collaborator brings the bass music back with help from fellow UK producer Funtcase
. Flux Pavilion (aka Josh Steele) recorded a track with Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) for Flux’s “Blow The Roof” EP. Flux told us about their remote recording sessions…

  2. Jay-Z's New Blueprint: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 21, 2013 1:40 PM EDT Samsung made Jay-Z's new album profitable before it was even released. What does it mean for the music industry? And which brands and artists can follow next? Not only did Samsung score exclusive access to Jay-Z's first solo album in four years, the consumer electronics behemoth…

  3. Nicki Minaj Confirms 'American Idol' Exit

    May 31, 2013 9:24 AM EDT Rapper Nicki Minaj followed Mariah Carey's lead on Thursday afternoon,announcing via Twitter, "Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!" Randy Jackson had previously announced…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: The Billboard Music Awards, Part 2

    May 23, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Why stop the fun at Sunday night? Chart Beat presents this week's chart news in similar, star-studded fashion. The 2013 Billboard Music Awards were so much fun (and scored such great ratings ) that it seems a shame that we have to wait a whole year for them to happen again. Or do we ……

  5. 'American Idol' Finale Ratings Down 8 Million Viewers From 2012

    May 17, 2013 12:29 PM EDT "American Idol" wrapped its twelfth season on Fox with a low for a finale. Fast national returns have the two-hour episode (which aired between 8 and 10:08 p.m.) averaging a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49, a massive 47 percent drop from last year's ender. Among total viewers, …

  6. Candice Glover Q&A: 'I'm Ready to Work'

    May 17, 2013 8:36 AM EDT After being crowned winner of "American Idol," Candice Glover headed to the backstage press area where she greeted a sea of reporters. The South Carolina native took the podium to discuss overcoming her nerves of singing with Jennifer Hudson, performing her new single in tears,…

  7. 'American Idol' Winner Candice Glover Gets July Release for Debut Album

    May 17, 2013 1:47 AM EDT Mere hours after the "American Idol" season 12 finale wrapped, 19 Recordings/Interscope Records announced that winner Candice Glover's debut album will be out as soon as July 16. The title: "Music Speaks." Fans of the 23 year-old singer from St. Helena Island, SC,…

  8. Candice Glover Wins 'American Idol' Season 12

    May 16, 2013 10:29 PM EDT Third time's a charm for Candice Glover. The South Carolina native, on her third "American Idol" after auditioning in seasons 9 and 11, became the first female winner of the show since season 6's Jordin Sparks, scoring the largest number of votes to defeat runner-up…

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Mariah Carey Adds To Hot 100 Legacy

    May 16, 2013 6:35 PM EDT With the debut of "#Beautiful," Carey pads her historic Hot 100 discography. Plus, Michael Jackson's music is reaching new generations and Rod Stewart returns As "#Beautiful" bounds onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 24, Mariah Carey continues as one of the chart&…

  10. 'American Idol': Top 12 Moments of Season 12

    May 16, 2013 6:10 PM EDT It's between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover for the "American Idol" season 12 crown. But remember, two came out of thousands who auditioned to begin with, giving viewers plenty of performances and moments throughout the year that made this season of "Idol"…

  11. Kree Let Candice Sing Last, Despite Winning 'American Idol' Coin Toss

    May 16, 2013 11:30 AM EDT "That is just Kree and that's her everyday," Glover says of Harrison. "She doesn't think about herself at all and puts everybody before her" Candice Glover and Kree Harrison took the stage at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre Wednesday night for one final "…

  12. 'American Idol' Recap: Who Came Out on Top After Final Performances?

    May 15, 2013 11:57 PM EDT For the first time since 2004, two ladies squared off for the "American Idol" crown in its penultimate episode, the final show before the results are announced and the winner of the competition's 12th season is revealed. Both finalists, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison,…

  13. 'American Idol' Finalists Candice and Kree Talk Nerves, Style Regrets and Winner Songs

    May 15, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Today's the big day. Millions of Americans will huddle around their television screens to watch Kree Harrison and Candice Glover battle it out for the title of Season 12's "American Idol" winner. While fans prep for the show's biggest night of the year, the ladies…

  14. Candice Glover 'Still in a Daze' After Earning 'Idol' Finale Spot

    May 14, 2013 7:41 PM EDT Candice Glover is no stranger to the “American Idol” stage. The Charlotte, North Carolina, singer auditioned for season nine, failing to make the cut after Simon Cowell commented that he couldn’t see her being anything but a lounge singer. In season 11, Glover came back for another round…

  15. 'Idol' Finalist Kree Harrison on Making the Finale: 'It Hasn't Sunk In'

    May 13, 2013 7:36 PM EDT Kree Harrison is headed to the "American Idol" finals, where she will compete against Candice Glover to become this year’s champion and the beneficiary of a major label recording contract. The Nashville-based “Idol” contestant began singing at the age of three when she belted out…

  16. Angie Miller Q&A: On Her 'Shocking' Elimination, Randy's Exit and Her Post-'American Idol' Plans

    May 10, 2013 8:49 AM EDT It's official. Candice Glover and Kree Harrison are headed to the finale next week where one will be crowned the next American Idol. While the duo advanced, it was revealed that 19-year-old Boston-native, Angie Miller, would be sent home . The studio audience gasped during Thursday&…

  17. Angie Miller Eliminated on 'American Idol' While Candice, Kree Press On to Finale

    May 09, 2013 10:53 PM EDT Angie Miller first became a frontrunner on "American Idol" when she took a turn behind the piano and performed an original song, "You Set Me Free," during the show's Hollywood rounds. The judges were full of praise, and the 19-year-old Massachusetts native, who…

  18. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover 'Somewhere' Near the Top

    May 09, 2013 11:30 AM EDT When "American Idol" reaches this stage of its season, it airs the episode one might think would provide the remaining contestants with their best chances at big moments. In a three-round evening, each performer sings a song chosen for them by mentor/record producer Jimmy Iovine,…

  19. Adam Lambert to Duet With Angie Miller on 'American Idol' Finale

    May 07, 2013 11:30 AM EDT With the "American Idol" season 12 finale just over a week away, the lineup for the grandest of results episodes is coming together. As The Hollywood Reporter previously reported, several alums of the Fox show have been asked back, including season three finalist Jennifer Hudson…

  20. Amber Holcomb Q&A: Tears, Tour Talk and Love for Nicki After 'American Idol'

    May 03, 2013 8:50 AM EDT Thursday night, "American Idol" announced its top 3 season 12 contestants. While Kree Harrison, Candice Glover, and Angie Miller walked off the stage smiling, the bottom contender was voted off, and that was Amber Holcomb. Before leaving the show, Ryan Seacrest handed Holcomb the…

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