1. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Avenged Sevenfold, Usher

    August 05, 2010 4:05 PM EDT SWEET AND STICKY: Sugarland 's "Stuck Like Glue" affixes itself to the Billboard Hot 100 , arriving as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. The song is the 222nd in the Hot 100's history to enter inside the top 20. (The first was Herman's Hermits' "Mrs. Brown You&…

  2. Chart Beat: "Glee," Kris Allen, Steve Martin

    May 28, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 'GLEE' AMONG RECORD-SETTING CLUB: In a week dominated by "American Idol," it's another Fox TV-related show that spurs the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, having "Idol" as a lead-in helped the musical comedy "Glee" enjoy an ample…

  3. Adam Lambert Defeated in 'American Idol' Upset

    May 20, 2009 10:48 PM EDT Kris Allen's smooth vocals and boy-next-door image propelled him to "American Idol" victory Wednesday, turning the theatrical powerhouse Adam Lambert into the most unlikely of also-rans . "I'm sorry, I don't even know what to feel right now. This is crazy,"…

  4. 'American Idol' Down To Nine As Michael Sarver Exits

    March 27, 2009 8:03 AM EDT Michael Sarver got a crude awakening Thursday night from his "American Idol" life. The 27-year-old oil rig worker from Jasper, Texas, made his final plea by belting out "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," but it just wasn't slick enough for the judges to overrule the votes…

  5. Alexis Grace Booted From 'American Idol'

    March 19, 2009 8:21 AM EDT There was no saving Alexis Grace on "American Idol." The show's four judges unanimously decided not to keep the soulful 21-year-old single mother from Memphis, Tenn., from being eliminated on the Fox singing competition after she received the least number of viewer voters…

  6. 'American Idol' Selects First Three Semifinalists

    February 19, 2009 11:49 AM EST Tatiana Del Toro had something else to cry about. The emotional 28-year-old crooner from San Juan, Puerto Rico, was one of nine "American Idol" semifinalists sent packing yesterday (Feb. 18). Del Toro, whom judge Simon Cowell called a "drama queen" after her performance…