1. 'American Idol' Kris Allen Premieres New Song 'Love Will Find You': Exclusive

    February 25, 2016 10:00 AM EST Kris Allen ’s new album is set to arrive on March 18, but the American Idol  season eight winner is letting fans in early with the exclusive Billboard premiere of the lead-off track, “Love Will Find You”. The dreamy, intricate song’s chorus about how one “can’t go looking for love” sets the…

  2. 'American Idol' Kris Allen Announces New Baby, Album on the Way

    January 02, 2016 8:48 PM EST American Idol season 8 winner Kris Allen hosted a chat on Twitter on Saturday (Jan. 2) and announced exciting news: his family is expanding. Kris Allen Talks Fall Tour, New Video & Covers Sia's 'Chandelier': Watch Allen first teased the good news with an adorable picture of…

  3. 'American Idol' Alums Kelly Clarkson, David Archuleta & Others Share the Christmas Spirit: Watch

    December 09, 2014 5:10 AM EST American Idol alums are helping usher in the holiday season with new songs, videos, updates of Christmas classics and mash-ups. Check out some of the merriment below: Kris Allen is releasing a new song, "Baby, It Ain't Christmas Without You," through his own DogBear Records…

  4. Kris Allen Talks Fall Tour, New Video & Covers Sia's 'Chandelier': Watch

    September 16, 2014 5:22 AM EDT Fans planning to see Kris Allen on tour this year may want to remember to wear a pair of comfortable dancing shoes. “We have done some Soul Train lines,” says the American Idol season eight winner. “How can I not do a Soul Train line?” Allen is talking specifically about boogying down to the…

  5. 'American Idol' Champ Kris Allen Discusses New Album 'Horizons,' Remembers Michael Johns

    August 13, 2014 5:05 AM EDT It’s less than a week before the release date of his new album, Horizons , and American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen is like a kid on Christmas Eve. The 29-year old singer had just released a live stream of the collection on YouTube, and stayed up into the wee hours reading fan…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Pop Radio's Folk Balancing Act

    January 11, 2013 4:12 PM EST With the Lumineers, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran in heavy rotation, how is the format handling an influx of folk/rock strumming? After last year brought a marked shift to an acceptance of unlikely alternative hits at pop radio from the likes of Gotye, fun., Alex Clare and more, early 2013…

  7. Phillip Phillips: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 07, 2013 5:00 PM EST The 'Home' star has turned the top-selling coronation song in "American Idol" history into a gold album During the final week of 2012, the most recent "American Idol" champion, Phillip Phillips , saw his debut album cross the half-million sold mark. It occurred…

  8. Kris Allen in Car Crash, Announces Wife's Pregnancy

    January 02, 2013 3:39 PM EST Kris Allen is "pretty beat up" after a head-on collision, the "American Idol" winner's mother told fans on Twitter. Kimberley Allen tweeted a photo of Kris in the hospital, where he's recovering from a broken wrist and other injuries. "From Kris: he's…

  9. Chart Highlights: Phillip Phillips Makes History On Adult Pop Songs

    December 17, 2012 5:30 PM EST The singer is the first 'American Idol' champion to send a debut single to No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs, where 'Home' hikes 2-1. Plus, new No. 1s from Ellie Goulding and Steven Curtis Chapman. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  10. John Mayer Earns Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    May 30, 2012 2:10 PM EDT John Mayer 's "Born and Raised" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 219,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the singer/songwriter's third No. 1 set, following 2009's "Battle Studies" and 2003's …

  11. 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…

  12. John Mayer Going for Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2012 9:00 PM EDT John Mayer 's new album "Born and Raised" is heading for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest it could sell around 220,000 to 240,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, May 27. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the…

  13. Police Shut Down Kris Allen. Kris Allen!

    April 30, 2012 2:45 PM EDT "American Idol" season eight champ Kris Allen's surprise concert Sunday afternoon on the Santa Monica Pier was shut down by the police due to a lack of a permit, according to eyewitness footage posted on YouTube. Watch: Allen's impromptu decision to promote his forthcoming…

  14. Gotye Tries to Clarify 'Glee' Critique

    April 24, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Australian newcomer Gotye has gotten a lot of attention in recent weeks thanks to his chart-topping hit, "Somebody That I Used To Know," but not all of it has been positive. Taking on the Glee cover of his song in last week's episode -- performed by Darren Criss and Matt Bomer …

  15. TMI w/ Kris Allen: Watch Again

    April 05, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Kris Allen: Watch the 4/5 Episode Plus Tune In Live Every Thursday at 3pm ET On the April 5 episode of TMI, Kris Allen , winner of "American Idol" Season 8, was live in the TMI studio in all senses of the word and you can watch all of the action again in the video player above. Not…

  16. 'Idol' Favorite Crystal Bowersox Parts Ways With Record Label

    October 21, 2011 9:35 AM EDT Following Lee DeWyze's lead, "American Idol's" Crystal Bowersox has parted ways with her label. The season 9 runner-up was signed to Sony Music's Jive Records (the label's moniker was recently retired by RCA Records, which absorbed most of the company's…

  17. 'Idol's' Scotty McCreery Makes History at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 12, 2011 11:00 AM EDT "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery makes history as his debut album, "Clear as Day," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 197,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. McCreery is the first country act to debut at No. 1 with their first studio album, and at 18…

  18. Lee DeWyze Dropped By RCA Records

    October 06, 2011 12:00 PM EDT He avoided elimination all through his "American Idol" run, but Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze has reached the end of the road at RCA Records. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last week, newly appointed RCA Records CEO Peter Edge confirmed that the 25-year-old DeWyze is no…

  19. Scotty McCreery Poised to Top Billboard 200 With Debut

    October 05, 2011 10:52 PM EDT "American Idol" 2011 winner Scotty McCreery is poised to become the first "Idol" champ since Ruben Studdard in 2003 (and only third overall) to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their first release. Industry prognosticators suggest McCreery's new…

  20. Video: Andy Grammer Earns His 'Keep' At Adult, Pop Radio

    July 19, 2011 4:05 PM EDT Andy Grammer is getting "Up" in the world of Billboard charts. The 27-year-old singer/songwriter, christened a Billboard Artist to Watch in January, this week becomes the first solo male to send a career-opening single into the Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart's top five…

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