1. Randy Jackson Talks 'Idol' As Season Nine Nears

    January 06, 2010 11:26 AM EST With a new judge (Ellen DeGeneres) on the panel, Randy Jackson predicts that "American Idol's" ninth season will be "interesting" as well as "a very, very cool, nice year...an exciting, different time." "Hopefully we can find a girl who can take the…

  2. Kara DioGuardi: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 05, 2010 5:56 PM EST Let's coin a new term to describe Kara DioGuardi : Instead of a multihyphenate, she's a mega-hyphenate. The songwriter-producer-publisher-A&R executive-"American Idol" judge starts 2010 with a slate of songs to write, artists to develop and exasperated sighs to give…

  3. Photos: The Stars Ring in 2010

    January 01, 2010 1:35 PM EST A llison Iraheta , Kris Allen and Sean Kingston performed at our Billboard New Year's Live show in Las Vegas while Christina Aguilera and Pete Wentz popped champagne across town. Mariah Carey helped her fans ring in 2010 at Madison Square Garden. Adam Lambert held court in Hollywood. And…

  4. Video: 2009 Chart Stars Talk 2010 Plans

    December 30, 2009 2:19 PM EST As chart stars like Ke$ha, Jay Sean, Adam Lambert and Wyclef Jean descended upon New York this holiday season, Billboard's cameras caught up with them at Z100's Jingle Ball concert and at the Vevo launch party to find out their personal highlights of 2009 and their big plans for…

  5. Best of 2009: Top 20 Music Moments - Page 2

    December 21, 2009 12:26 PM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 20-11 10-1 Next » 10 Madonna's Tour Tops All Artist Info | Chart History | News Every time Madonna hits the road she makes history, and her "Sticky & Sweet" tour was no different. The epic run kicked off Aug. 23, 2008, in Cardiff, Wales…

  6. Eva Longoria Parker To Usher In New Year's With Billboard

    December 16, 2009 11:08 AM EST Actress Eva Longoria Parker will join host Carmen Electra for Billboard's New Year's Eve Live special which is airing Dec. 31 from 11:00 PM to 12:30 AM on Fox. As previously reported, American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen , Idol finalist Allison Iraheta , and Sean Kingston…

  7. Kris Allen, Sean Kingston To Play Billboard New Year's Special

    December 07, 2009 10:00 AM EST Carmen Electra will host Billboard's New Year's Eve Live special airing Dec. 31 from 11:00 PM to 12:30 AM on Fox. American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen , Idol finalist Allison Iraheta , and Sean Kingston are set to perform at the event, which will broadcast live from Las…

  8. Ask Billboard: "Idol" Worship

    December 04, 2009 4:55 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CHARTING THE DECADE Dear Gary, Hope you're well. I was just wondering…

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Pink Floyd, Susan Boyle, Usher

    December 03, 2009 2:45 PM EST NEW 'MOON': With the revamping of the Billboard 200 last week to again include both current and catalog titles , one of the chart's landmark records is updated this week. At No. 189, Pink Floyd 's "Dark Side of the Moon" re-enters the chart for the first time…

  10. Susan Boyle Sees 'Dream' Soar To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 02, 2009 7:55 AM EST YouTube sensation and former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle 's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 701,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan -- the best sales week for an…

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: John Mayer, Folk Albums, David Guetta

    November 26, 2009 1:05 PM EST MAYER RULES: John Mayer returns to the summit of the Billboard 200 after six years, as "Battle Studies" launches at No. 1. His "Heavier Things" opened atop the chart dated Sept. 27, 2003. The new set also starts atop Digital Albums and Rock Albums. Here is a look at the…

  12. Video: Kara DioGuardi Looks Ahead To 'Idol'

    November 25, 2009 1:22 PM EST Kara DioGuardi's written plenty of pop hits, turning love woes and triumphs into catchy hooks for everyone from Pink to Cobra Starship , Britney Spears to Kelly Clarkson and more. But when asked to pick her all-time favorite song from the pack, she doesn't hesitate for a second. …

  13. John Mayer Snares No. 1 On Busy Billboard 200

    November 25, 2009 10:57 AM EST J ohn Mayer brings home his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "Battle Studies" bows with 286,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The singer/songwriter's first chart-topper came with "Heavier Things" in 2003, when it bowed with 317,000.…

  14. Kris Allen: The Billboard Cover Q&A

    November 20, 2009 1:10 PM EST 'American Idol' season-eight champ talks about his new album, his upcoming tour - and what he learned from Wikipedia. Plus: The Adam Lambert Billboard cover feature and video. Skip To: Kris Allen Q&A | Adam Lambert feature One year ago, Kris Allen was attending the University of…

  15. John Mayer Headed To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 19, 2009 8:55 AM EST The annual onslaught of big album releases has begun in earnest as a bevy of superstar acts are in the hunt for high debuts on next week's Billboard 200 chart. John Mayer is on track to debut at No. 1 with "Battle Studies," which could sell somewhere between 275,000 and 300,000…

  16. John Mayer's Live Concert Event with Daily Noise Guest Host

    November 18, 2009 5:28 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Bill is joined by Matthew Efflandt, winner of our contest to come see Tuesday night's John Mayer concert in New York and guest host the Daily Noise. Matthew gives his review of the show, and reports that Lady GaGa…

  17. Bon Jovi Comes Full 'Circle' At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 18, 2009 11:15 AM EST B on Jovi claims its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as its new album "The Circle" lands in the penthouse with 163,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's Bon Jovi's second chart-topper in a row, following its 2007 release "Lost Highway,…

  18. Jason Derulo Breaks Out, U2 Breaks Noise Ordinances

    November 17, 2009 4:59 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Jason Derulo 's "Whatcha Say" hits No. 1 at pop radio after topping the Hot 100 last week. The artist, who started in the business as a songwriter, is working on his debut album due early next year.…

  19. Various Artists, "Glee: The Music Volume 1"

    October 30, 2009 3:59 PM EDT The great thing about "Glee"-Fox's new glammy musical comedy series-is that when you see the cast has covered "Somebody to Love" on the show's first soundtrack, you know straightaway that they're doing the hit by Queen instead of Jefferson Airplane . Co…

  20. Chart Beat Thursday: Barbra Streisand, Foreigner, Jay Sean

    October 08, 2009 5:07 PM EDT SUPER-STREIS-ED: This week's Billboard is 200 bursting with all kinds of records. Literally and figuratively. Dating to the chart's March 24, 1956, launch as a weekly survey, not until this week had eight titles debuted in the top 10. The entire chart's sum of 43 new entries…

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