1. Kenny Chesney's 'Whiskey' Eyes Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 07, 2010 11:30 AM EDT K enny Chesney's "Hemingway's Whiskey" may retain the top slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, though there's an outside chance Toby Keith's new "Bullets in the Gun" could fire up at No. 1, depending on how the rest of the week shakes out.…

  2. Win A Signed David Archuleta CD

    October 06, 2010 4:34 PM EDT By popular demand, David Archuleta swung by the Billboard studio on October 5 to do a live Q&A so that his legions of fans could tweet in questions for him. But David had one extra treat in store: he signed a copy of his brand new album, "The Other Side Of Down," to give away to…

  3. David Archuleta Live Q&A Archived Video

    October 06, 2010 3:40 PM EDT David Archuleta We knew David Archuleta had legions of fans , but we didn't fully find out how vocal and enthusiastic they were until a few dozen cheering Archuleta acolytes turned up in front of the Billboard offices to greet the "American Idol" season seven runner-up as he…

  4. Leftovers From Last Week: 'Glee,' Santana, Akon

    October 05, 2010 1:05 PM EDT With last week's charts bursting with numerous notable achievements , headlined by Zac Brown Band , Nelly and Kenny Chesney , here is a recap of a few additional praiseworthy feats before all charts are refreshed with new data Thursday (Oct. 7) on Billboard.com. COUNTRY POP: Among last…

  5. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Takes It Slow, Sex Pistols Sell Fragrance

    August 17, 2010 7:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's 'U Smile' Becomes Epic Art Piece What do you get when you slow down a Justin Bieber pop song down 800 percent? A gorgeously atmospheric 35-minute experience, as evidenced by a…

  6. David Archuleta Releases 'Something 'Bout Love' Video

    August 06, 2010 11:05 AM EDT David Archuleta has released the video to "Something 'Bout Love," the first single off his upcoming third album "The Other Side of Down." The clip finds the 'Idol' runner-up walking around a city before stumbling upon a gorgeously lit apartment party. Video:…

  7. 'American Idol' Signs Deal with Universal, Parts with Sony

    August 03, 2010 5:37 PM EDT "American Idol" producer 19 Entertainment and creator Simon Fuller moved on from its nine-year marketing and distribution deal with Sony Music Entertainment Tuesday (Aug. 3), severing a relationship that produced chart-topping successes with Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson but…

  8. Crystal Bowersox's Album Going 'Great,' Says Collaborator Wayne Wilkins

    June 17, 2010 3:50 PM EDT Crystal Bowersox hasn't been any less busy since "American Idol" wrapped up last month. The season nine runner-up has already started recording material for her debut album, and so far, at least one collaborator is highly impressed with what she's bringing to the table.…

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Lee & Crystal Rock On

    June 03, 2010 4:45 PM EDT LEE LEADS: Fox TV's "American Idol" continues to fulfill its promise of generating musical star power, as, a week after winning the series' ninth season, Lee DeWyze celebrates his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The newly-crowned champ bows atop Billboard's Rock…

  10. 'Idols' Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox Impact Billboard Charts

    June 02, 2010 11:38 AM EDT Last week's "American Idol" finale certainly added some spice to a slow run on this week's Billboard charts , with winner Lee DeWyze, runner-up Crystal Bowersox and a number of the show's guest stars impacting the Digital Songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums tally…

  11. Videos of the Week: Rihanna's 'Te Amo' Too Sexy for U.S., Lee DeWyze Makes Mom Hysterical, Fox Anchor Suggests Bret Michaels Faked Illness

    May 28, 2010 2:31 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Rihanna's "Te Amo" is too hot for the U.S., Lee DeWyze's "Idol" win makes a mom hysterical, a Fox news anchor wonders whether Bret Michaels faked his brain hemorrhage, Vampire Weekend goes on "…

  12. Exclusive: 'Idol's' DeWyze, Bowersox Sign Record Deals

    May 27, 2010 6:28 PM EDT It hasn't even been 24 hours since Lee DeWyze was crowned this year's "American Idol," but already he and his runner-up, Crystal Bowersox, have signed their record deals. DeWyze is signed to 19 Recordings Limited and RCA Records, while Bowersox is signed to 19 Recordings…

  13. 'American Idol' Recap: Lee Fights Nerves As Crystal Shines During Finale

    May 25, 2010 11:00 PM EDT This is it! The grand finale, the end of the road, fight night. Have five months of "Idol" bootcamp turned Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox into potential music industry superstars? Has Simon Cowell Svengali'd his way into making America pick his winner of choice? Before the…

  14. Poll: David Archuleta Voted Best "American Idol" Ever

    May 25, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Billboard ranked all of the "American Idol" contestants according to song and album sales and radio play, but we asked you to vote on which singer is really the best. Hundreds of thousands of votes were cast to pick your favorite male and female "Idol," David Archuleta and…

  15. Chart Beat Wednesday: B.o.B, Kris Allen, Blake Lewis

    May 12, 2010 1:55 PM EDT BOYS CLUB: B.o.B becomes the 12th solo male to lead Billboard's Pop Songs chart with a first entry, as "Nothin' on You," featuring Bruno Mars, rises 2-1. While eight male rookies ruled the list between the chart's inception in 1992 through 2008, B.o.B is the fourth…

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: B.o.B, Bobby & Billboard

    April 22, 2010 4:05 PM EDT NOTHING BEATS 'NOTHIN' ': As previously reported , B.o.B ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars. The 21-year-old B.o.B, born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., is the just the fifth male rapper to take a maiden Hot 100 entry to No.…

  17. Michael Lynche Saved by 'American Idol' Judges in Shocking Results Show

    April 07, 2010 10:32 PM EDT Michael Lynche will live to sing on "American Idol" another week, thanks to Wednesday night's (Apr. 7) surprising results show that saw the 26-year-old New York native -- and one of the presumed favorites of the season -- saved from near-elimination. "This is unanimous,…

  18. 'American Idol' Recap: Siobhan Magnus Performs Crazy Good

    March 09, 2010 8:02 PM EST "American Idol" is only an hour tonight? What am I going to do with my Tuesday night?! I have no idea! How am I going to write this recap during the commercial breaks when there's only one every five minutes instead of every three minutes? I have no idea! 1) Katie Stevens: …

  19. 'Somos El Mundo' Video Premieres, Stars Pitbull, Shakira, Juanes, David Archuleta, Daddy Yankee

    March 02, 2010 10:20 AM EST Just when Chile's 8.8 earthquake has dominated headlines, "Somos el Mundo," -- the Spanish-langage version of "We Are the World" -- premiered its video on the Univision network's "El Show de Cristina" last night with dozens of Latin artists bringing…

  20. 50 Latin Stars Gather To Record 'Somos El Mundo'

    February 22, 2010 7:40 AM EST The atmosphere at Miami's Bongo's restaurant, perched on top of the American Airlines Arena, was almost festive as an endless stream of Latin acts began to file inside. They were there to record "Somos el Mundo," the Spanish-language version of " We Are the World ,…

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