1. Henry Stone, Fixture on Disco Scene, Dies at 93

    August 10, 2014 10:18 AM EDT Henry Stone, who worked with Ray Charles, James Brown and many others, died Aug. 7 of natural causes. Henry Stone, a fixture on the R&B and disco scene who was instrumental in the careers of Ray Charles, James Brown and KC & the Sunshine Band, has died. He was 93. Stone, a co…

  2. Clay Aiken Has Slim Lead in Primary for Congress, But Remains Too Close to Call

    May 07, 2014 8:49 AM EDT The Democratic congressional primary race between former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and textile entrepreneur Keith Crisco remained very close and without a clear winner. As of Wednesday morning, Aiken had 40.8% of the vote to Crisco's 39.5%, trailed by licensed family…

  3. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Breaks Record For Most Pop Songs No. 1s

    December 09, 2013 6:05 PM EST Eminem's 'The Monster,' on which she's featured, becomes her 11th leader, pushing her past Katy Perry (10) for the list's top total. Plus, new No. 1s for Icona Pop, Parmalee, tobyMac and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  4. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  5. 'American Idol': Top 12 Moments of Season 12

    May 16, 2013 6:10 PM EDT It's between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover for the "American Idol" season 12 crown. But remember, two came out of thousands who auditioned to begin with, giving viewers plenty of performances and moments throughout the year that made this season of "Idol"…

  6. J. Cole Drops 'Truly Yours 2' EP on Heels of 'Cole World': Listen

    May 01, 2013 9:28 PM EDT Hear the six-song mixtape from the "Born Sinner" rapper. After dropping his new single, “Cole Summer,” on Tuesday night, J. Cole quickly followed up with a new 6-track EP. The sequel to February’s 5-track “Truly Yours” EP, “Truly Yours 2," available for free, features Young…

  7. 'American Idol' Recap: No Clear Front Runner With Only Four to Go

    April 25, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Many things set the 12th season of "American Idol" apart from its recent predecessors (namely, ALL DEM GIRLS), but one of the most noticeable changes has to do with the front runner. And by that, I mean that there really isn't one. Last season, everyone pretty much knew…

  8. Burnell Taylor Eliminated as 'American Idol' Judges Avoid Save Again

    April 04, 2013 11:19 PM EDT Ever since its introduction in season eight, the "American Idol" judges save has been a major player in each season once fan voting comes into play. Matt Giraud got the save in season eight during the top seven show, with Michael Lynche earning redemption in season nine while nine…

  9. Nicki Minaj Chides Eliminated 'American Idol' Contestant: Be 'Gracious'

    March 31, 2013 2:06 PM EDT The judge tweets up a storm about Devin Velez, after the finalist complains about being ousted from the show. 'American Idol' judge Nicki Minaj is declaring a Twitter war on ousted contestant Devin Velez for hisless than gracious remarks following his ouster from the Fox reality…

  10. Paul Jolley Second Guy in a Row Eliminated on 'American Idol'

    March 21, 2013 10:12 PM EDT Paul Jolley pegged himself early on as a contestant looking to align himself within the same side of country that produced artists such as Rascal Flatts and Lonestar -- that is, country, but more on the pop side of it. Twang, but not overpowering or at times noticeable at all. Jolley…

  11. Curtis Finch, Jr. Sent Home on 'American Idol'

    March 14, 2013 10:52 PM EDT St. Louis native's big voice not enough to sway voters… "If you're going home, I'm going home," an upset Nicki Minaj said Despite the undeniable singing talent of Curtis Finch Jr., questions persisted about the St. Louis native's ability to connect with a…

  12. 'America Got It Right,' Say 'Idol' Judges: Watch

    March 08, 2013 11:55 AM EST "American Idol" has a new top ten, and no doubt viewers at home have strong opinions on whether the right crop was picked. Billboard caught up with two of the judges on the red carpet last night to glean how they were feeling about the picks. 'American Idol' Top 10…

  13. 'American Idol' Top 10 Chosen, With Few Surprises From Voters

    March 07, 2013 10:30 PM EST Leaving the futures of 20 different singers in the hands of the American voting public can be an overwhelming thought, but America pulled few surprises Thursday night as it voted in the top 10 finalists on "American Idol" 2013. In a setup that involved a long hallway, humongous…

  14. 'American Idol' Recap: Curtis Finch Soars, but Guys Lag on Eve of Top 10 Reveal

    March 07, 2013 9:01 AM EST While it may seem like a tired thing to say, 2013's "American Idol" girls really are on the money. Measuring up was going to take a superb effort from the 10 remaining guys to even be mentioned as part of the conversation. They tried, sure. But all told, give the continuing…

  15. 'American Idol' Recap: Five Guys Eliminated in Sudden Death Round

    February 22, 2013 9:40 AM EST On this season of “American Idol,” there are apparently two kinds of contestants: singers and performers. At least, that was the case Thursday night, when 10 of the top 20 boys took to the Vegas stage to proclaim their worth to the judges. Certain singers were, well, singers , while others,…

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Forgotten Lyrics, Clashing Groups at Hollywood Week

    February 07, 2013 10:00 AM EST "American Idol" group rounds. Long a source of surefire drama during Hollywood week, the round promises that big voices will shine above the rest, and that someone's going to forget their words. I've never much liked the part of the competition, but this season has left…

  17. Nick Jonas: 21 Under 21 (2012)

    September 17, 2012 6:05 PM EDT No. 10: Nick Jonas Last Year's Rank: 8 Birthdate: September 16, 1992 (Age 20) Why He's Hot: Nick Jonas spent the beginning of 2012 on Broadway, where he replaced Daniel Radcliffe as J. Pierrepont Finch in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Since then, the…

  18. Jonas Brother Partners With Ryan Seacrest for E! Reality Show

    April 30, 2012 4:20 PM EDT The oldest Jonas Brother , Kevin, and his wife Danielle have teamed up with executive producer Ryan Seacrest for a new reality series on E! "Married to Jonas" will follow the New Jersey-based suburban life of the newly-married couple. The show, which premieres Aug. 19 at 10 p.m.,…

  19. Jonas Brothers Tease Dance Floor-Ready New Material

    March 07, 2012 7:48 PM EST Are the Jonas Brothers heading to the dance floor? A new video uploaded to eldest Brother Kevin's Twitvid account shows Joe and Nick working on a funky, uptempo track together. While Joe is tapping away at a Macbook, Nick's seen adding some keyboard elements to a thoroughly…

  20. Glee's Darren Criss Succeeds in Broadway's 'How To Succeed'

    January 04, 2012 3:35 PM EST Success comes easily to Darren Criss. He might need a book to guide him as J. Pierrepont Finch, the lead role in Broadway's "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," but watching Criss's career moves over the past year, it's clear that he's got an…

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