1. Kelly Clarkson Stars in Our Grammy Awards Preview Pop Shop Podcast & Talks 'Fresh' New Album

    February 07, 2017 9:58 PM EST Welcome to the new episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield  and…

  2. Top 10 Super Bowl National Anthem Performances

    February 03, 2017 10:05 PM EST America's best take on the nation's most iconic song at its premier sporting event. Since the Super Bowl stands at the pinnacle of American sports, it's no surprise that the nation’s most-high profile competition also boasts an iconic annual music tradition -- the…

  3. Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Antebellum, Skillet and More Contribute New Songs to 'The Shack' Soundtrack: Listen

    January 27, 2017 8:01 AM EST Tim McGraw , Faith Hill , Kelly Clarkson , Lady Antebellum , Skillet , Aloe Blacc and Dierks Bentley are among the artists who have recorded new songs for the soundtrack to  The Shack. The movie, which stars Octavia Spencer and Sam Worthington, is based on the William P. Young’s 2007 New York…

  4. The 12 Best Christmas Duets to Tag Team Sing-Along With Your Loved Ones

    December 25, 2016 11:30 AM EST Christmas songs make for great sing-alongs as they are, but when they involve two people, they can really get the party going. Whether you're at a Christmas party, family gathering or driving to grandma's, put on these duets and try not to sing along with whoever you're with. …

  5. What's Your Favorite Christmas Album? Vote!

    December 24, 2016 9:24 PM EST What’s your favorite CD to break out during the holidays?  The music industry has been giving us Christmas albums for decades, and some of them have withstood the test of time. How can you not feel warm and fuzzy inside hearing "Christmas Time Is Here" off the classic Charlie Brown…

  6. A Brief History of Alternate Versions of Songs Nominated for Grammys

    December 13, 2016 1:12 PM EST The Grammys have a history of doling out nominations for live, alternate or remixed versions of songs over the years. This year's Grammy nominations have been debated to death already, despite being out for less than a week, but a few nominations continue to stick out beyond of the…

  7. 'The Hamilton Mixtape' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    December 11, 2016 3:20 PM EST The all-star compilation album The Hamilton Mixtape debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, earning 187,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 169,000 were in traditional album sales. The album -- inspired by the runaway hit stage…

  8. Leading Ladies: A Look at Women's No. 1 Success in the Hot 100's History

    December 09, 2016 1:39 PM EST Women have greatly increased their share of Hot 100 No. 1s since the chart's launch, from roughly one-fifth of all leaders in the '60s to nearly half today. As Billboard celebrates the seventh annual Women in Music gala, honoring Madonna as woman of the year in addition to other…

  9. Kelly Clarkson Found Out About Her Grammy Nomination Live On Air and It Was Priceless

    December 07, 2016 9:42 AM EST Kelly Clarkson got a lovely surprise while up early for a radio show on Tuesday morning (Dec. 6). When the singer was paying a visit to SiriusXM's Morning Mashup, she didn't realize it was during the same time that the 2017 Grammy nominations were announced -- nor that she had…

  10. Kelly Clarkson Songs Remixed: Listen to 6 of the Best

    November 12, 2016 1:00 PM EST A new Kelly Clarkson record is well underway. After leaving her record label RCA back in June to sign a deal with Atlantic, Clarkson's forthcoming album explores a more soulful sound, much different from her past seven album since her 2002 American Idol victory. Clarkson's vocal…

  11. Kelly Clarkson, The Roots Share First 2 Covers Off 'The Hamilton Mixtape': Listen

    November 04, 2016 5:32 PM EDT First tastes of  the upcoming  Hamilton  Mixtape   are now out with  Kelly Clarkson 's rendition of "It's Quiet Uptown" and "My Shot" by  The Roots , featuring  fun. 's  Nate Ruess ,  Busta Rhymes  and Brooklyn-based rapper  Joell Ortiz . News of  The…

  12. Kelly Clarkson Wears Sia Wig for Halloween, Covers 'Chandelier': Watch

    October 29, 2016 6:51 PM EDT Kelly Clarkson , hidden behind a blunt, blonde wig covering her eyes, dressed as Sia and treated fans to a surprise performance of “Chandelier” as Halloween weekend kicked off. “I’m Sia this Halloween. What!” the singer said on a Facebook Live video she streamed Friday night (Oct. 28). “She’s…

  13. Kelly Clarkson's 10 Greatest Performances

    October 14, 2016 7:56 PM EDT There's a reason Kelly Clarkson stole our hearts on the inaugural season of American Idol : that voice. With a string of undeniable hits like "Walk Away," "Since U Been Gone" and "Stronger," the wide-eyed, blue-jean-shirt-making talent from Burleson, Texas,…

  14. Judge Finds Sony-Spotify Agreement to Be Ambiguous in Big Royalties Lawsuit

    September 29, 2016 3:31 PM EDT Recordings alleges that "American Idol" stars have been cheated of streaming revenue. When listeners hear "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson on Spotify, they might not care too greatly how the exploitation of this song is characterized in contracts. But a judge'…

  15. Kelly Clarkson Celebrates 14th Anniversary of 'American Idol' Victory

    September 04, 2016 8:39 PM EDT American Idol season one winner Kelly Clarkson is celebrating the 14th anniversary of her victorious journey on Twitter.   “14 yrs ago 2day @AmericanIdol opened a door w/such amazing opportunities & experiences 4 me!” she wrote on Sunday (Sept. 4). “I am 4ever grateful & blessed! …

  16. The New Pioneers: Maren Morris Songwriter Busbee on Creating Country/Pop Hits

    August 11, 2016 12:15 PM EDT Here's a reason why Maren Morris ' Hero -- the critical and ­commercial country-pop breakthrough of 2016 -- sounds the way it does: artfully exposed, ­rhythmically supple and breezily, ­powerfully hooky. The first Top Country Albums No. 1 debut from a rookie since Sam Hunt 's…

  17. Jason Aldean Shares His Top 5 Country Duets of All Time

    July 29, 2016 11:13 AM EDT Jason Aldean most recently won the entertainer of the year award at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, so he deserves some bragging rights when he named his and Kelly Clarkson 's "Don't You Wanna Stay" as one of the greatest country duets of all time.  See the All…

  18. Billboard's 2016 Nashville Power Players List Revealed: Who Rules Music City?

    July 28, 2016 9:00 AM EDT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR MIKE DUNGAN , 62 Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Group Nashville "He's the Don!" says Luke Bryan , sidling up to Universal Music Group Nashville chairman/CEO Mike Dungan at  Billboard 's photo shoot. It's the week of the Country Music Association&…

  19. Headbanging Academic: Metal Guitarist & Literature Professor Don Anderson's 'Split Personality'

    June 20, 2016 4:20 PM EDT Many people -- auto mechanics, bartenders, bankers and lawyers -- daydream about being a rock star when the daily grind is wearing them down. It’s an escapist fantasy with understandable appeal, which contributes to why American Idol , The Voice and similar series are so popular: Once upon a…

  20. 'American Idol' Recap: Special Looks Back at Past 15 Years

    April 05, 2016 10:07 PM EDT Tonight, the farewell season of American Idol  celebrated the end of an era with a special honoring past Idol moments and stars. The special brought back original judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson . “We didn’t know what to expect,” Jackson said of the first season. Cowell’s…

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