1. Chart Highlights: Sam Smith's 'Stay' Hits No. 1 On Pop Songs

    August 18, 2014 6:00 PM EDT Another week, another tally topped by Smith's ballad. Plus, new leaders for Beyonce, Dierks Bentley and Danny Gokey Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.…

  2. 3 Doors Down Debut 'One Light' to Fired Up Republicans

    August 29, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Rock band 3 Doors Down played the outro to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, debuting their new song "One Light" moments after a boastful keynote address by New Jersey's governor, Chris Christie. When the dust had settled on Christie's speech, in which…

  3. 'The Voice': New Contestants, Hidden Pasts

    February 07, 2012 2:40 PM EST If you don't make it to the finals on one TV singing show, change your hometown, your predicament and musical buddy when you head to another. Or so it goes on the second night of "The Voice" season two premiere last night (Feb. 6). That path was taken by one Jamar Rogers, seen…

  4. 'American Idol's Danny Gokey Is Engaged

    December 28, 2011 9:25 AM EST Three years after the death of his wife Sophia, "American Idol" season 8 alum Danny Gokey announced his plans to marry girlfriend Leyicet Peralta. The musician made his announcement via the website Sophia's Heart, which raises money in honor of Gokey's late wife, Sophia,…

  5. Sugarland Kidnaps Love Interest In 'Stuck Like Glue' Video

    August 06, 2010 2:31 PM EDT Country favorite Sugarland show they've got a sense of humor in the new video for "Stuck Like Glue." Video: Sugarland's "Stuck Like Glue" In the clip, a determined Jennifer Nettles resorts to stalking and kidnapping in order to gain the attention and affection of…

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Avenged Sevenfold, Usher

    August 05, 2010 4:05 PM EDT SWEET AND STICKY: Sugarland 's "Stuck Like Glue" affixes itself to the Billboard Hot 100 , arriving as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. The song is the 222nd in the Hot 100's history to enter inside the top 20. (The first was Herman's Hermits' "Mrs. Brown You&…

  7. '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…

  8. Videos of the Week: Green Day's Broadway Surprise, B.o.B. on Ellen, Biz Markie Salutes Earth Day

    April 23, 2010 4:36 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Green Day gives "American Idiot" Broadway fans a special treat, Lauryn Hill hints at new music, B.o.B . stops by Ellen, Biz Markie salutes Earth Day, Lin Yu Chun (a.k.a. Taiwan's Susan Boyle ) and William Shatner duet…

  9. Danny Gokey: I Want To Do Country 'For The Rest Of My Life'

    March 22, 2010 5:12 PM EDT Fueled by a return performance on "American Idol," Danny Gokey bowed at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with his 19 Recordings/RCA Records debut, "My Best Days." Coming in at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 , the album sold 65,000 first-week copies, according…

  10. Danny Gokey's 'Days' Starts Strong

    March 10, 2010 3:26 PM EST Season eight American Idol finalist Danny Gokey claims the best first-week sales showing on Country Albums by a rookie male country act in 18 years, and the best opening week digital sum for any country newcomer, as "My Best Days" opens at No. 3 on the chart with 65,000 copies sold,…

  11. Lady Antebellum Returns to No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 10, 2010 11:51 AM EST L ady Antebellum 's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, bumping Sade 's "Soldier of Love" down to No. 2, while six albums debut in the top 10 of the tally, the most since last October. Listen to Lady Antebellum's "Need You…

  12. 'American Idol' Sends Home Haeley Vaughn, Jermaine Sellers, Michelle Delamor, John Park

    March 04, 2010 9:21 PM EST "American Idol" viewers sent four more contestants packing on Thursday night (Mar. 4), as Haeley Vaughn, Jermaine Sellers, Michelle Delamor and John Park were eliminated from the competition. After the entire "Idol" top 20 performed the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta…

  13. Blake Shelton's 'Bone' To Debut Big On Billboard 200

    March 04, 2010 9:49 AM EST The highest debut on the Billboard 200 next week will likely come from country singer Blake Shelton , as industry observers suggest his new "Hillbilly Bone" may sell in the range of 60,000 to 75,000 by week's end on Sunday, March 7. That figure will probably place the album…

  14. Video: Kara DioGuardi Looks Ahead To 'Idol'

    November 25, 2009 1:22 PM EST Kara DioGuardi's written plenty of pop hits, turning love woes and triumphs into catchy hooks for everyone from Pink to Cobra Starship , Britney Spears to Kelly Clarkson and more. But when asked to pick her all-time favorite song from the pack, she doesn't hesitate for a second. …

  15. 'Idol' Finalist Danny Gokey Signs Record Deal

    September 02, 2009 12:07 PM EDT It took him a bit longer than his fellow contestants, but "American Idol" finalist Danny Gokey has landed a record deal. The 29-year-old Wisconsin native -- who finished third on the show behind Kris Allen and Adam Lambert -- has inked a recording contract with 19 Recordings and RCA…

  16. Video: 'American Idol' Top 10 Ready To Hit The Road

    June 24, 2009 4:50 PM EDT As the American Idols Live tour gets ready to kick off its 50-city trek July 5 in Portland, Ore., Billboard sat down with this year's Top 10 contestants to talk about their struggles and triumphs during "Idol," how excited they are to finally hit the road, and their plans for…

  17. 'Idol' Finalist Allison Iraheta Signed To 19/Jive

    June 10, 2009 11:22 AM EDT On the heels of record deal announcements by Kris Allen and Adam Lambert , fellow "American Idol" finalist Allison Iraheta has inked a deal with 19 Recordings and Jive Records to release her debut album in the fall, it was announced today (June 10). The 17-year-old singer finished…

  18. Chart Beat: "Glee," Kris Allen, Steve Martin

    May 28, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 'GLEE' AMONG RECORD-SETTING CLUB: In a week dominated by "American Idol," it's another Fox TV-related show that spurs the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, having "Idol" as a lead-in helped the musical comedy "Glee" enjoy an ample…

  19. Adam Lambert Defeated in 'American Idol' Upset

    May 20, 2009 10:48 PM EDT Kris Allen's smooth vocals and boy-next-door image propelled him to "American Idol" victory Wednesday, turning the theatrical powerhouse Adam Lambert into the most unlikely of also-rans . "I'm sorry, I don't even know what to feel right now. This is crazy,"…

  20. Kris Allen Crowned 'American Idol' In Surprise Victory

    May 20, 2009 10:10 PM EDT Kris Allen was crowned the "American Idol" Season 8 champ on Wednesday night (May 20), after nearly 100 million votes declared the 23-year-old Conway, Arkansas native the winner over runner-up Adam Lambert. During the two hour-plus season finale, contestants were paired with veteran…

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