1. 'I Don't Like Politics': Jackie Evancho on Trump, Internet Haters and Why Playing the Inauguration Was a 'Huge Honor'

    March 22, 2017 1:03 PM EDT Jackie Evancho admits that she never expected the Internet vitriol that she received for agreeing to perform the national anthem at President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January -- including accusations that she had betrayed her transgender older sister, Juliet. The 16-year-old pop-opera…

  2. Jackie Evancho's Transgender Sister Juliet Wins Federal Court Ruling Over School Bathrooms

    February 27, 2017 9:00 PM EST Evancho requested a meeting with Trump and her sister to "enlighten" the president on transgender issues. A federal judge on Monday ruled that three transgender students at a Pennsylvania high school can use bathrooms that correspond to their stated gender identities while their…

  3. Trump Would 'Welcome' Meeting With Jackie Evancho & Transgender Sister, Press Secretary Says

    February 23, 2017 7:59 PM EST President Donald Trump would "welcome" a meeting with Jackie Evancho and her transgender sister Juliet, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Thursday.  After news that the Trump administration had revoked federal protection allowing transgender students to use the…

  4. Jackie Evancho & Sister Juliet Want to 'Enlighten' Pres. Trump After Transgender Bathroom Order

    February 23, 2017 10:29 AM EST Singer Jackie Evancho and her transgender sister appeared on Good Morning America  on Thursday morning (Feb. 23) in a effort to "enlighten" Pres. Trump in the wake of his controversial decision to roll back an Obama administration rule protecting transgender students' bathroom…

  5. Jackie Evancho Asks President Trump to Meet With Her & Her Sister About Transgender Rights

    February 22, 2017 8:31 PM EST The Trump administration ended federal protection on Wednesday (Feb. 22) for transgender students that required schools to allow the use of bathrooms and locker rooms of their gender identities. This received an emotional response from supporters of the protection put into action during…

  6. Watch Jackie Evancho Deliver the National Anthem at Donald Trump's Inauguration

    January 20, 2017 12:45 PM EST After all of the commotion surrounding Donald Trump's inauguration performers, Jackie Evancho delivered the national anthem at the conclusion of his swearing-in ceremony on Friday (Jan. 20). Despite how controversial the decision to perform at Trump's inauguration was, Evancho…

  7. Jackie Evancho's Sister Juliet Says 'Jackie is Singing For Our Country' at Trump Inauguration

    January 13, 2017 12:26 PM EST As with so many things the nation's President-elect has done so far, the booking of acts for Donald Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration has generated its share of controversy. But in an interview set to air on  CBS Sunday Morning ,  Jackie Evancho 's sister, Juliet, says that her…

  8. Jackie Evancho Says Decision to Perform at Donald Trump's Inauguration Is 'Not Political'

    January 11, 2017 9:58 PM EST Nor is her transgender sister's legal fight with their local school district over her right to use women's bathrooms. Jackie Evancho is the only solo act currently confirmed to be performing Donald Trump's presidential inauguration next week. And while her appearance has drawn…

  9. Music's Counter-Programming Plan for Inauguration Day in DC

    January 11, 2017 6:12 PM EST While the official inauguration celebrations are still struggling to attract support from the entertainment community -- so far, America’s Got Talent ’s Jackie Evancho and country stars Big & Rich and Cowboy Troy are the only musicians onboard -- there are plenty of non-partisan and…

  10. Democrats Approve of Artists Refusing to Play Inauguration, Republicans Not So Much

    January 05, 2017 12:22 PM EST Kanye West aside, most artists who have said they would not perform at Donald Trump's inauguration have actually seen a spike in their favorability ratings, and a majority of Americans believe artists shouldn't feel obligated to play simply because they were asked, according to a…

  11. Jackie Evancho Says She is Being Cyber-Bullied Over Donald Trump Inauguration Performance

    December 15, 2016 6:53 PM EST Following Wednesday's announcement that Jackie Evancho would be performing at Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony next month, the 16-year-old opera singer says she and her family have become targets of online bullying.  "My family is kind of a big target. I have a transgender…

  12. Jackie Evancho Announces She'll Be Performing at Donald Trump's Inauguration

    December 14, 2016 10:36 AM EST Update: The Director of Communications of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Boris Epshteyn, has issued a statement about Jackie Evancho performing at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony saying, "We're delighted to have Jackie Evancho performing the National…

  13. Jackie Evancho Puts Finishing Touches on New Album, Promises Big 'Surprise'

    May 01, 2014 9:33 AM EDT Fourteen-year-old classical-pop crossover star Jackie Evancho plans to add songwriting to her skill set on her forthcoming studio album. Evancho tells Billboard the project, which she's currently recording on in a studio near her home in suburban Pittsburgh, will feature one of her own…

  14. One Direction's Right Direction: The Billboard Cover Story

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST As 2012 dawned, few American adults outside the most dedicated of Anglophiles knew much, if anything, about One Direction . In part, that's because the kind of boy-band pop One Direction had already turned into 2011's fastest-selling debut album in the United Kingdom (aided by the…

  15. Muse's 'The 2nd Law' Leads Seven Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    October 10, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Miguel, Three Days Grace, Diana Krall, Cher Lloyd also crash this week's chart. Rock band Muse earns its highest charting album ever as "The 2nd Law" debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The set sold 101,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the…

  16. Diana Krall, Three Days Grace & Cher Lloyd Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    October 06, 2012 3:07 PM EDT As earlier reported on Wednesday (Oct. 3), it seems Mumford & Sons ' "Babel" album will hold at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Label sources have suggested the album could sell 150,000 or more in its sophomore frame, and that should be enough to block any new…

  17. Muse & Miguel Albums Aiming for Top of Billboard 200 Chart

    October 03, 2012 8:44 PM EDT Rock band Muse and R&B singer Miguel are aiming for the top five on next week Billboard 200 albums chart, while reigning kings Mumford & Sons should hold the top slot for a second week. The latter's "Babel" will seemingly fend off any competition for the No. 1 position…

  18. Jackie Evancho: 21 Under 21 (2012)

    September 17, 2012 5:55 PM EDT No. 11: Jackie Evancho Last Year's Rank: 5 Birthdate: April 9, 2000 (Age 12) Why She's Hot: Pint- sized vocal powerhouse Jackie Evancho is old news to the crossover classical crowd, who discovered her remarkable, gotta-hear-her-to-believe-her talent with her 2009 debut release, …

  19. Alan Jackson Scores Top Debut on Billboard 200, Adele's Back at No. 1

    June 13, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his latest effort, "Thirty Miles West." The set sold 73,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album is his first for EMI Nashville after more than 20 years with his previous (and…

  20. Lana Del Rey Aiming for No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    February 01, 2012 1:45 PM EST Lana Del Rey's just-released "Born To Die" album is on track to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The set will perhaps sell between 60,000 to 70,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Feb. 5 -- so say industry prognosticators. That could mark…

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