1. Adios, 'American Idol': Remembering the Top 10 Latin Moments on the Show

    May 11, 2015 4:43 PM EDT With the sad (yet not entirely shocking) news that American Idol is ending after its 15th season, it's the perfect time to revisit the most memorable moments featuring Latinos (or classic tunes by Latin artists sung by hopeful contestants) on the defining reality TV singing competition. …

  2. When 'American Idol' Hits Home: A Tribute to Jax and East Brunswick, New Jersey

    May 05, 2015 9:00 PM EDT With the national spotlight upon it, how did one suburban town yield so many music industry insiders? Billboard investigates... I wrote the book on American Idol . No, really -- back in 2010, as the show was still coming down from its Adam Lambert - Kris Allen season-eight high,…

  3. 'American Idol' Alums Kelly Clarkson, David Archuleta & Others Share the Christmas Spirit: Watch

    December 09, 2014 5:10 AM EST American Idol alums are helping usher in the holiday season with new songs, videos, updates of Christmas classics and mash-ups. Check out some of the merriment below: Kris Allen is releasing a new song, "Baby, It Ain't Christmas Without You," through his own DogBear Records…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: 10 Group Lead Singers Who Could Score Solo Success

    April 07, 2013 8:05 AM EDT With Justin Timberlake reigning post-'N Sync, what other famed group lead singers could rule on their own? Plus, chart honors for Crystal Bowersox, Joe Bonamassa and Bob Dylan The top title on the Billboard 200 for a second week belongs to a singer who first made his name as a…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Phillip Phillips, Aerosmith, Rihanna

    June 01, 2012 9:05 PM EDT Phillips' 'Home' is the 30th song by an 'American Idol' graduate to reach the Billboard Hot 100's top 10. As his "Home" debuts at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 , 2012 "American Idol" victor Phillip Phillips becomes the series' 13th…

  6. Spotlight On Brooklyn Haley

    March 05, 2012 12:00 PM EST Chart Article In 2010, 13-year-old Brooklyn Haley had to leave Little River-Academy, Texas. The town, with a population of 1,600, was just too small for her big-city dreams of pop stardom. Two years later, those dreams are becoming a reality. Order Brooklyn Haley's Music on Amazon |…

  7. David Archuleta 'Excited' to Shoot Philippine TV series

    January 13, 2012 7:54 PM EST "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta says he's "excited" about working on a Philippine TV series. The singer's Filipino co-stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero welcomed him with flower garlands at Manila's airport Friday, and fans and…

  8. David Archuleta to Embark on 2-Year Mormon Mission

    December 20, 2011 9:25 AM EST "American Idol" season 7 runner-up David Archuleta is putting music on hold for two years while he embarks on a Mormon mission. The 20-year-old Murray, Utah native revealed his call to serve at the Salt Lake City stop of his My Kind of Christmas Tour, telling the crowd, "I…

  9. Evanescence Nets Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 19, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Rock band Evanescence returns to the Billboard 200 chart, scoring its second No. 1 album, as its self-titled third set bows with 127,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The act, led by singer Amy Lee, last released an album in 2006, when "The Open Door" debuted at No. 1…

  10. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28 . I really thought that, being a…

  11. Bonnaroo 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    June 11, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Bonnaroo 2011 kicked into high gear on Friday (June 10) with a full day of performances on the hot and dusty Manchester, Tenn. grounds. Sixty-five diverse artists, ranging from indie-rock darlings ( Arcade Fire , the Decemberists ) to hip-hop heavyweights ( Lil Wayne , Big Boi ) to electronic…

  12. 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…

  13. Jordan Knight 'Unfinished' Album Premiere

    May 24, 2011 11:45 AM EDT J ordan Knight , lead singer of the '80's/'90's pop sensation New Kids on the Block , is showing the world that feel-good music is right for any time and at any age."There's this idea that when you turn 40, you automatically go to adult contemporary heaven,"…

  14. David Cook To Release 'This Loud Morning' Album in June

    April 15, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Former "American Idol" champ David Cook has set a summer date for the follow-up to his 2008 self-titled debut. The singer will issue his sophomore album, "This Loud Morning," on June 28 through 19 Recordings/RCA Records. "This album is the culmination of one of the…

  15. The Best-Selling Non-Winning 'American Idol' Finalists

    April 12, 2011 1:05 PM EDT As rumors abound over Pia Toscano's possible record deal with Interscope (and, in juicier news, an alleged romance with a fellow reality show hopeful), "American Idol" viewers this week face the first episode following the power ballad vocalist's surprising elimination…

  16. Ask Billboard: Ke$ha: 'World'-Class Singer/Songwriter

    March 18, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. KE$HA: '…

  17. David Archuleta Speaks Out on Split with Jive Records, Management

    February 23, 2011 7:46 AM EST Former "American Idol" contestant David Archuleta has gone on record about his split from Jive Records and his management company. With a banana tree as background, the Season 7 runner-up told fans via a video on his theofficialarchuleta YouTube channel that he was pondering the…

  18. 'American Idol' Alum David Archuleta Dropped by Jive Records

    February 18, 2011 4:45 PM EST "American Idol" season 7 runner-up David Archuleta has been dropped by Jive Records, a label spokeperson has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter . Rumors that Archuleta had been dropped first began spreading on Thursday night (Feb. 17), after the singer's former manager…

  19. Charice Live Q&A Archived Video

    November 30, 2010 6:00 PM EST Charice SCAN THE CODE TO SEE EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOOTAGE FROM THIS INTERVIEW! Download AT&T Code Scanner, a free mobile app, on your smartphone's app store, or go to http://scan.mobi . Then, scan the code for exclusive behind the scenes footage from this interview. The Gleeks…

  20. Play Billboard's Music Challenge on Facebook

    October 07, 2010 3:42 PM EDT We know you love music. And since you visit Billboard.com, we know you're interested in digging for info on your favorite bands, rappers, and singers from David Archuleta and Justin Bieber to The XX and Zac Brown Band. To entertain all you fans out there, we created an addictive trivia…

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