1. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry Ties Rihanna's Pop Songs Record

    July 30, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Feel the love! Perry matches Rihanna's record nine Pop Songs toppers. Plus, Train, Kylie Minogue, fun. and Kenny Chesney notch new No. 1s. 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…

  2. 'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Charts Second Hit Album on Billboard 200

    July 13, 2012 2:40 PM EDT "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips earns his second top 40 hit album on the Billboard 200 this week, with the debut of his "American Idol: Season 11: Highlights" EP at No. 25. The set, released exclusively through Walmart, features five songs from his run on the show…

  3. American Idols Live! Tour Kicks Off with High-Energy Detroit Show

    July 07, 2012 12:50 PM EDT The "American Idol" finalists reward after a grueling season of competition? A summer "vacation" spending 11 weeks on the road together. But at least there are no longer judges or mentors, no caustic comments, no fan votes. And Ryan Seacrest exists solely in video form.…

  4. Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: 18 Things Seen & Heard

    June 12, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Electric Daisy Carnival , Insomniac Events' three-day rave experience at the massive Las Vegas Motor Raceway, featured extended firework shows; art installations plucked directly from Burning Man; a team of 500 "performers" (read: stilt walkers dressed like honey bees);…

  5. Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol' Season 11

    May 23, 2012 10:40 PM EDT During the long, grueling "American Idol" season, Phillip Phillips was never once revealed to be in the group of lowest vote-getters on the show. On Wednesday night, his name was finally announced -- but for a totally different reason. The Leesburg, Ga. native became the 11th winner…

  6. Q&A: Hit-Boy on 'Ni--as in Paris' Success & His Own Rap Career

    May 11, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Hit-Boy is living up to his name. The Southern California native (born Chauncey Hollis in Pasadena) co-produced "Ni**as in Paris," the double-platinum hit from Jay-Z and Kanye West 's "Watch the Throne." With another West track ("Way Too Cold") under his…

  7. Hollie Cavanagh's Time Runs Out on 'American Idol'

    May 11, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Final Three Is Set: Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips Hate to say it, but last night's "Idol" felt more like an exercise in prolonging the inevitable than an edge-of-your-seats reality show thriller. In the case of "American Idol" Thursday night (May…

  8. 'American Idol' Recap: Jessica Shines & No One Flops

    May 10, 2012 10:05 AM EDT It's inevitable -- by the end of a season of "American Idol," it gets to the point where the remaining singers are good enough that there may very well be no performances that could be considered "bad." Looks like season 11 has finally reached that point. The final…

  9. Country Singer Skylar Laine Sent Home on 'American Idol'

    May 04, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Last season's "American Idol" saw two country singers consistently rise above their competitors en route to the top two and the show's finale. Unfortunately for Skylar Laine, "Idol" voters weren't looking for a second straight twanged-out finale. Skylar, the…

  10. 'American Idol' Recap: Joshua, Hollie Steal '60s/Britpop Night

    May 03, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Five remain on the 11th season of "American Idol," and the competition has rarely been this fierce. Weeks ago, it seemed as though the show had its clear favorites. The Dave Matthews -loving Phillip Phillips was touted as a future star almost every week, as was alt-rocker Colton…

  11. Bobby Vee Has Alzheimer's Disease

    May 01, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Former 1960s teen pop idol Bobby Vee says he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The 69-year-old, born Robert Velline in Fargo, N.D., says on his website that he was diagnosed last year. "Needless to say it was a moment that stunned my family and myself to the core,"…

  12. 'American Idol' Recap: Not a Lotta Love for Eliminated Elise Testone

    April 27, 2012 10:50 AM EDT After weeks in the bottom three, the votes finally fell against the favor of "American Idol" contestant Elise Testone. The rocker, known for her raspy renditions of Led Zeppelin 's "Whole Lotta Love" and Billy Joel 's "Vienna," was sent packing after 58…

  13. 'American Idol' Recap: The Songs of Queen, Plus a Few Surprises

    April 26, 2012 11:30 AM EDT The surprise elimination of Colton Dixon during last week's "American Idol" must have shocked the remaining hopefuls into going for broke, because Wednesday night's (April 25) edition featuring the top six was a tough one to judge -- even for the judges themselves. The…

  14. 'American Idol' Recap: Colton Dixon Sent Packing in Major Upset

    April 20, 2012 9:20 AM EDT Two weeks, two "Idol" contestants unexpectedly facing elimination. Unfortunately for Colton Dixon, he had the misfortune of earning the distinction the week after the judges' one and only save was used, thereby becoming no more than the seventh-place finisher of season eleven.…

  15. Usher Joins Off-Broadway Show, 'Fuerza Bruta'

    April 19, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Usher is one busy man. Aside from working on his seventh studio album, "Looking For Myself," and locked in to play Sugar Ray Leonard in his biopic, "Hands of Stone," Usher is returning to the theatre stage. The singer is set to guest star in the off-Broadway show, "…

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Hopefuls Take on Old Soul, New Hits

    April 19, 2012 10:25 AM EDT The old met the new on Wednesday night's (Apr. 18) "American Idol," and if the juxtaposition between the performances of soul classics and post-millenium No. 1 hits indicate anything, it's that old-time soul does not fit in some of the top seven's vocabularies, while…

  17. Dick Clark Leaves a Rockin' Legacy: An Appreciation

    April 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, after creating and hosting game shows, the…

  18. Dick Clark, American Music Icon, Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from game shows to the year-end countdown from Times Square on …

  19. Ask Billboard: What Is Going On With Madonna?

    April 15, 2012 6:05 AM EDT Some fans aren't quite pleased with the Queen of Pop's new material. Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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,…

  20. The Miracles Grateful of Effort to Get Them Into Rock Hall of Fame

    April 13, 2012 10:00 PM EDT "I didn't think it would happen in my lifetime," Claudette Robinson tells Billboard Smokey Robinson got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Now the rest of his Motown group, the Miracles, are happy to be joining him at this year's induction ceremony on Saturday in…

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