1. Gavin DeGraw Dusts Off After NYC Street Fight, Delivers 'Sweeter' Album

    September 16, 2011 4:15 PM EDT In the early morning hours of Aug. 8, singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw was assaulted by a group of unknown men in Manhattan's East Village, not far from the bar he co-owns with his brother, the National Underground. DeGraw, 34, was then hit by a taxi following the assault, and rushed to…

  2. David Cook and Gavin DeGraw Co-Headlining Fall Tour

    September 13, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Gavin DeGraw is returning to the stage following his NYC hospitalization with American Idol winner David Cook.The two will kick off a co-headining tour on Oct. 9, visiting 22 cities through Nov. 10. Carolina Liar will open. Tickets go on sale Sept. 16. DeGraw will perform songs from his…

  3. 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…

  4. Beyonce's '4' Headed For No. 1 with Perhaps 300,000

    June 29, 2011 5:59 PM EDT Beyonce's fourth studio album, "4," is headed for a No. 1 debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart with maybe 300,000 copies sold by week's send on Sunday, July 3, according to industry prognosticators. If it starts at the top, it will be her fourth No. 1 solo album --…

  5. David Cook Talks 'This Loud Morning': Video Track-By-Track

    June 28, 2011 12:00 PM EDT For David Cook 's second album since his "American Idol" season seven victory, he penned -- no joke -- nearly 80 songs. Ultimately, he managed to narrow it down to just a dozen tracks for "This Loud Morning," out today (June 28). Cook tells Billboard.com that he'…

  6. 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…

  7. Lady Gaga Tops Billboard 200, Brad Paisley Arrives at No. 2

    June 01, 2011 11:00 AM EDT A s previously reported , Lady Gaga comes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as her "Born This Way" set sold 1,108,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. That marks the largest sales week for any album since 2005 and the 17th set to shift a million…

  8. 'Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery Aiming For Hot 100's Top 10

    May 27, 2011 3:09 PM EDT Now that "American Idol" has crowned 17-year old Scotty McCreery as its latest winner , how is his coronation single, "I Love You This Big," selling? Presently, industry prognosticators are projecting that the single may sell around 180,000 downloads by the end of the…

  9. 'American Idol': Lee DeWyze, Nigel Lythgoe Feud Heats Up

    May 27, 2011 1:05 PM EDT It seems there was actually more drama happening off the stage at the "American Idol" finale Wednesday (May 25) night. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Best Performances (Video) After the taping of the show -- which saw Scotty McCreery crowned the Season 10 champ -- executive…

  10. David Cook to Headline NARM Awards Dinner

    April 26, 2011 8:37 AM EDT David Cook adds another event to his agenda in the weeks leading up to the release of his much anticipated second album. The "American Idol" season 7 winner will headline the NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) Convention awards dinner, taking place Thursday, May…

  11. 'American Idol': 25 Things You Didn't See on TV

    April 22, 2011 11:27 AM EDT The Top 7 elimination episode was an emotional roller coaster if ever there was one -- from the exuberance that comes with hearing a Coldplay song on the "American Idol" stage to the highly anticipated debut of David Cook 's new single (score!) to the sad reality that somebody…

  12. Stefano Langone Booted on 'American Idol,' Katy Perry & Kanye Perform

    April 21, 2011 10:17 PM EDT Stefano Langone sang his swan song on tonight's (Apr. 21) "American Idol," as the singer, who's been on the chopping block repeatedly, was eliminated from the competition. After 52 million votes were counted, according to host Ryan Seacrest, Langone was sent to the bottom…

  13. 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…

  14. Billboard Bits: Ke$ha and Iggy Pop Fight Seal Clubbing, Justin Bieber Runs Over Paparazzo's Foot

    April 13, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Iggy Pop, Ke$ha Fight Seal Clubbing In Canada Rock veteran Iggy Pop and pop singer Ke$ha have joined a People For Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) campaign against baby seal clubbing in Canada. With the slogan …

  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. Ryan Tedder 'Admires and Respects' Kelly Clarkson After Falling-Out

    April 07, 2011 2:36 PM EDT Although OneRepublic is making the TV rounds supporting "Good Life," the latest single from sophomore album "Waking Up," frontman Ryan Tedder is already looking ahead to a busy schedule of studio sessions. The producer/songwriter plans to work with B.o.B and Florence &…

  17. 'Idol' Creator Simon Fuller to Manage Season 10 Winner

    March 29, 2011 11:10 AM EDT "American Idol" creator and executive producer Simon Fuller, in partnership with 19 Entertainment and CKX, Inc., will manage season 10's winner and runner-up, according to a statement being released today by XIX Entertainment. Over the show's nearly decade-long run, Fuller…

  18. 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 [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. KE$HA: '…

  19. Adam Lambert Promises 'Less Campy, More Primal' New Album

    March 11, 2011 2:15 PM EST A dam Lambert made his "American Idol" return on Thursday with several purposes: to promote his latest anthem, "Aftermath," recently released as a dance remix; to help the Trevor Project, which provides a life-line to LGBTQ kids (part of the proceeds from download sales of…

  20. Adam Lambert Returning to 'Idol' For Acoustic Performance

    March 04, 2011 11:21 AM EST A dam Lambert will return to the "American Idol" stage next week, as the season 8 runner-up will perform an acoustic version of his song "Aftermath" during the results show next Thursday (Mar. 10). Following the performance, a new remix of "Aftermath," courtesy…

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