1. 'American Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery to Sing at World Series

    October 04, 2011 11:30 PM EDT "American Idol" champ Scotty McCreery is getting a dream gig: Not only is the avid baseball fan going to this year's World Series, he'll sing the national anthem. McCreery has been tapped to perform before Game One of the World Series, which is scheduled to start Oct. 19.…

  2. Scotty McCreery Talks 'Clear As Day': Video Track-By-Track

    October 04, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The way Scotty McCreery talks about his first single -- "I Love You This Big" -- sounds like the way his early supporters discuss his rise to "American Idol" champ status. But listening to the Carolina country crooner discuss his vision for his debut album -- "Clear…

  3. Billboard Bits: Joe Jonas Teams Up with Lil Wayne, Tupac Sex Tape Leaks?

    October 03, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Joe Jonas Taps Lil Wayne for 'Just In Love (Remix)' Joe Jonas has tapped Lil Wayne to beef up his new single, "Just in Love (Remix)," off his forthcoming debut album, "Fastlife." The…

  4. 'American Idol' Scotty McCreery Talks Debut Album & High School Graduation

    September 30, 2011 3:30 PM EDT It's the rare artist who can perform in the Philippines and attend his high school homecoming in the same week. Rare, too, is the artist who releases his debut album just five days before his 18th birthday, but so it goes for Garner, N.C., native Scotty McCreery , winner of the 10th…

  5. Florence & the Machine Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

    September 29, 2011 6:10 PM EDT On the heels of her successful lungs, and a series of dates opening for U2, Florence Welch -- AKA Florence + The Machine -- is back with a new album, "Ceremonials," and she's ready to blow the house down. "She delivered a masterpiece," her label, Universal Republic,…

  6. 21 Under 21: Scotty McCreery (2011)

    September 27, 2011 11:37 AM EDT No. 4. Scotty McCreery Birthdate: Oct. 9, 1993 (age 17) Why He's Hot: When viewers first saw Scotty McCreery at the Milwaukee auditions for "American Idol" season 10, they could barely believe the big ole voice coming out of the North Carolina teen. McCreery skated through the…

  7. Kelly Clarkson's 'Know It All' Debuts on Hot 100, Rihanna's 'Cheers' Rises

    September 14, 2011 3:45 PM EDT As Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , rebounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson 's "Mr. Know It All" launches on the chart as the list's highest debut at No. 18. Rihanna , meanwhile, banks another Hot 100 top…

  8. 'Idol' Finalists Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina Announce Debut Albums

    August 12, 2011 11:58 AM EDT After releasing their first music videos one day apart from each other, "American Idol" season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina will issue their debut albums one week apart from each other this fall on Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope. McCreery will…

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Dirty Dancing,' Miranda Lambert, Drake

    August 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 'DIRTY DANCING' ON THE CHARTS: When news broke this week about how the 1987 hit film "Dirty Dancing" was being remade, we were immediately reminded about what a phenomenon its soundtrack was on Billboard's charts. The movie -- which will be remade by Lionsgate studios…

  10. 'Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery's First Video: Watch 'I Love You This Big'

    August 10, 2011 2:00 PM EDT For once, Scotty McCreery is trailing behind Lauren Alaina. Two days after the "American Idol" season 10 runner-up dropped her first video (for "Like My Mother Does"), reigning "Idol" McCreery has released his first video, for debut single "I Love You This…

  11. 'Idol' Finalist Lauren Alaina Debuts 'Like My Mother Does' Video: Watch

    August 09, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Nearly three months after being named the runner-up of Season 10 of "American Idol," Lauren Alaina premiered the music video for her first single, "Like My Mother Does," on Monday (Aug. 8). The video is full of pictures and home videos from Alaina's childhood, and the…

  12. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, U2, Motley Crue

    August 05, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Bon Jovi tops the Hot Tours ranking with box office grosses reported from the June dates of the European leg of its Live 2011 Tour. Ticket sales from 10 markets generated over $38.6 million (US$) during the month, with attendance counts totaling 417,698 from 11 shows. The one city with a two…

  13. Scotty McCreery 'Moving Along' with Debut Album, Eyeing Fall Release

    July 26, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Even though he's spending most of his off time on this summer's American Idols Live! tour working on it, "American Idol" champ Scotty McCreery isn't feeling a great deal of stress about his upcoming studio album, which should be out this fall on Mercury Nashville. …

  14. Who Won the Billboard Chart Battle: 'Idol' or 'The Voice'?

    July 07, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Which TV reality singing competition made a bigger impact with music consumers this season, Fox's venerable "American Idol" or NBC's upstart "The Voice"? Let's look at the numbers logged by both "Idol" contestants and judges and "Voice"…

  15. Beyonce Notches 4th Billboard 200 No. 1 with '4'

    July 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected , Beyonce 's fourth solo studio album, "4," bounds in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 310,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the diva's fourth solo No. 1 -- and fourth studio set to top the list. She's only the third…

  16. Adele 'Rolling' Along Atop Hot 100, Jason Aldean & Nicki Minaj Reach Top 10

    June 15, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" logs a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart to be released Thursday (June 16) on Billboard.com, while Jason Aldean and Nicki Minaj enter the top 10. "Rolling in the Deep" spends a third week atop Radio Songs (151 million in…

  17. Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina Sign with Mercury Nashville

    June 06, 2011 3:08 PM EDT Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina have officially gone from "American Idol" country darlings to labelmates. The season 10 champion and runner-up have signed record deals with Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope to release their debut albums, it was announced Monday (June 6).…

  18. POTW: Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne

    June 03, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez got cozy on vacation, Lady Gaga did her flying nun impression, "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery went to Disneyland, and Queen Latifah and Lil Wayne hit the NBA finals. It all happened this week and we've got the pics to prove it. SEE THE…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Beyonce

    June 02, 2011 6:45 PM EDT THE START OF SOMETHING 'BIG': After a one-year break, the annual "American Idol" coronation single returns to the Billboard Hot 100 's top 15. Newly-crowned "Idol" champion Scotty McCreery's "I Love You This Big" blasts in at No. 11, making…

  20. Billboard Bits: Justin Timberlake On Britney Spears, Bjork Releases Details of iPad Album

    June 01, 2011 6:21 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Timberlake on Britney Spears: 'I Just Don't Think We Were Normal' In the latest issue of Vanity Fair, on newsstands tomorrow (June 2), Justin Timberlake dishes on his girlfriends, including…

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