1. Phillip Phillips: 'American Idol's' Latest Million-Seller

    September 28, 2013 11:28 AM EDT This week, Fox TV's "American Idol" series yields back-to-back million-selling debut albums from its winners for the first time since 2008. 2012 champ Phillip Phillips sold another 4,000 copies of his debut set "The World From the Side of the Moon" this past week…

  2. Earl Sweatshirt, 'Doris': Track-By-Track Review

    August 20, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Odd Future's empire thrives off lifestyle. (The crew carries their apparel  while on tour while hard copies of their music stand as a checkout line item in their stores.) Not beholden to radio (with notable yet light chart success), Odd Future has creative freedom when curating. What…

  3. Usher's Son Discharged From Hospital After Pool Accident

    August 14, 2013 5:23 AM EDT The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher has been released from the hospital after nearly drowning in an Atlanta pool, a lawyer for the boy's mother said Tuesday. Five-year-old Usher Raymond V was released from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite on Sunday, lawyer…

  4. Former 'Idol' Elise Testone Looks Ahead to Debut Album 'In This Life'

    August 09, 2013 12:10 AM EDT "American Idol" alum Elise Testone makes her home in Charleston, South Carolina, but last week, she returned to her New Jersey roots to celebrate a special occasion: her 30th birthday. The season 11 finalist ushered in the milestone with friends, family and fans who packed into…

  5. Usher's Ex-Wife Asks for Custody Hearing Following Near-Drowning

    August 07, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Usher's ex-wife asked for an emergency custody hearing a day after one of the pair's sons nearly drowned in a pool at the singer's Atlanta home. A lawyer for Tameka Foster Raymond filed the request in Fulton County Superior Court on Tuesday. The court filing says the boy …

  6. Usher's Son, 5, Nearly Drowned in Pool

    August 06, 2013 5:44 PM EDT The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher nearly drowned in an Atlanta pool and was in the hospital Tuesday, authorities said.  Five-year-old Usher Raymond V on Monday fell to the bottom of pool behind a home downtown and became stuck in the drain, according to Atlanta police spokesman…

  7. Keith Urban Returning To 'American Idol'

    August 01, 2013 3:12 PM EDT Keith Urban will return to the "American Idol" judges table for a second season. The country star has signed on for the long-running reality show's upcoming 13th season, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Thursday (Aug. 1). At the Television Critics Association press tour,…

  8. Childish Gambino Releases New Song, 'Centipede': Listen

    July 25, 2013 10:33 AM EDT Childish Gambino is back in the rap game with the release of his new song, "Centipede." With a soulful, uplifting introduction, the young MC uses a capella before breaking out into verses of his family origin over spacey soundscapes. "Gotta make it, 'cause if not, I'…

  9. ‘Psych’ Star Dule Hill to join Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    July 25, 2013 12:29 AM EDT Dule Hill will be tapping into his dancing roots when he joins Broadway's "After Midnight," a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem. Producers said Wednesday the actor and trained tap dancer best known for starring in…

  10. MLB All-Star Music Lineup: Marc Anthony, Pitbull and Candice Glover

    July 09, 2013 7:00 PM EDT "American Idol" winner Candice Glover will sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the MLB All-Star Game on July 16, with a seventh inning performance of "God Bless America" by Marc Anthony. The game airs on Fox.  Pitbull, known for wearing white pants almost as…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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 ……

  15. '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, …

  16. 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,…

  17. '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,…

  18. 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…

  19. 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&…

  20. '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"…

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