1. Harry Nilsson's Son to Record Late Singer-Songwriter's Obscure Songs and More Insider Scoop

    December 04, 2015 5:06 PM EST Nilsson Sings Nilsson Celebrated 1970s singer-songwriter and John Lennon 's drinking buddy Harry Nilsson is due for a revival, and his 30-year-old son Kief Nilsson may be the one to make it happen. Lee Blackman, the attorney for Nilsson père’s estate (he died in 1993), tells Billboard…

  2. 'American Idol' Alums Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Tie the Knot

    June 03, 2013 8:47 AM EDT "American Idol" can now officially claim its own first couple. On Saturday, June 1, season five finalist Ace Young married longtime girlfriend and season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo. The afternoon ceremony at Los Angeles' Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel was officiated by…

  3. 'American Idol' Has Lowest-Rated Finale Ever

    May 24, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Predictably coming short of seasons past, the "American Idol" finale did score a sizable victory on Wednesday night, pulling a 6.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 20.7 million viewers according to fast affiliate ratings. Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol' Season 11…

  4. Ace Young Proposes to Diana DeGarmo on 'Idol' Finale

    May 24, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Wednesday night, "American Idol" crowned another winner , but it also produced a newly-engaged couple, as Season 5's Ace Young proposed onstage to Season 3's Dianna DeGarmo during the Season 11 finale broadcast. Ryan Seacrest suspiciously called the first couple of "…

  5. Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol' Season 11

    May 23, 2012 10:40 PM EDT During the long, grueling "American Idol" season, Phillip Phillips was never once revealed to be in the group of lowest vote-getters on the show. On Wednesday night, his name was finally announced -- but for a totally different reason. The Leesburg, Ga. native became the 11th winner…

  6. Chart Beat: Eminem, Melinda Doolittle, Chris Sligh, Jennifer Hudson

    February 12, 2009 12:54 PM EST 'BOTTLE' ROCKETS TO NO. 1: The calendar year isn't even two months old, but for the second time in 2009, a song has catapulted to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 from the bottom 25 positions. Just two weeks after Kelly Clarkson set the all-time record by teleporting 97-1 with …

  7. Chart Beat: Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland and more! AIN'T THAT A 'SHAME': The seventh-place finalist from the seventh season of "American Idol" is the fourth contestant from this most recent year to appear on a Billboard chart, following…

  8. Chart Beat: Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family, Ace Young, ABBA

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family and more! THE COLBIE AND SARA DUOPOLY: The debut singles by Colbie Caillat and Sara Bareilles have monopolized pole position on the Adult Contemporary chart for the last 30 weeks, the longest consecutive run at No. 1 by solo…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nas courts controversy with the name (and content) of his new album, John Mellencamp strips things down with producer T Bone Burnett and the Hold Steady pushes itself forward in this week's Hot Produc Rapper David Banner's "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (Universal Motown).…

  10. Catching Up With Past "American Idol" Finalists

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malakar and Ace Young were among many former "American Idol" contestants assembled to guest star on "American Idol Extra," the Fox Reality Channel series that airs Thursdays. Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malakar and Ace Young were among many former "…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Shop Boyz, American Idols, "World Idol" and more! WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO? Fred- I need your advice. Before you start making any assumptions, I am not your typical "American Idol" fan. I am a married man in my 30s who happens to enjoy watching …

  12. American Idol's Ace Young

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST American Idol's Ace Young Billboard was lucky enough to spend a few hours with one of the most popular finalists from American Idol (Season 5.) Ace Young offered a special glimpse into his life and delivered answers to many of the questions his fans have been eager to hear. He also…

  13. Ace Young Performs "What's Going On"

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ace Young Perorms "What's Going on" Released in 1971 by soul singer Marvin Gaye, this was the song of a generation. With America deep in the midst of the Vietnam War, Gaye saw instant success with the powerful lyrics that came with the song. American Idol finalist Ace Young…

  14. Ace Young Performs "Father Figure"

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ace Young Performs "Father Figure" A new spin on a modern classic. American Idol finalist, Ace Young, gives new life to George Michael’s song "Father Figure." Ace performed the song in the first final round of Season 5 and later recorded a full studio version. Billboard…

  15. Ace Young Performs "Scattered"

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ace Young Performs "Scattered" Released as a single on iTunes, this song was written and performed by American Idol finalist Ace Young. It found instant popularity and will be a centerpiece of Ace’s first album. Billboard captured this performance during a visit by Ace in February…

  16. Ace Young Performs "Dream On"

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ace Young Performs "Dream On" It was 1973 when "Dream On" arrived with Aerosmith's debut album. More than 20 years later, American Idol finalist Ace Young made the classic blues rock song his own. Ace visited the Billboard studios in February 2007 and delivered a…

  17. American Idols Live / July 16, 2006 / Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Guilty pleasure is the only way to describe the American Idols Live! tour, which rolled into Long Island on July 16. While many people claim not to be fans of the manufactured pop stars, the audience Guilty pleasure is the only way to describe the American Idols Live! tour, which rolled into…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Motown, "American Idol," Eurovision and the disappearance of physical singles. TAMLA, MOTOWN, GORDY AND A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL Hello Fred. I noticed an error in your article concerning Motown and its span of chart-topping hits. You stated that the run started with Mary…

  19. Billboard Bits: Idols Live, Copeland, Gabriel

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Idols Live tour adds dates, pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland dies, Peter Gabriel joins video company's advisory board. A total of 19 dates have been added to the American Idols Live! Tour, which will now kick off July 5 with the first of two shows in Manchester, N.H. The trek now…

  20. 'Idol' Finalists Hitting The Road This Summer

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The top 10 finalists of the current season of "American Idol," including the to-be-determined winner, will take to the road together in July. The top 10 finalists of the current season of "American Idol," including the to-be-determined winner, will take to the road…

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