1. Robert Redford Records 2 Songs for 'Blind' Movie Soundtrack, With Phillip Phillips on Guitar

    March 17, 2016 7:12 PM EDT American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips is lending his guitar jams for two original songs performed by Robert Redford. Redford recorded vocals for a pair of songs that will be included on the soundtrack for the new Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore film Blind . The tracks were recorded at…

  2. Adam Lambert is the Top-Earning 'American Idol' of 2015

    January 06, 2016 10:03 PM EST Carrie Underwood follows, trailed by Daughtry, Phillip Phillips, Scotty McCreery and Kelly Clarkson. As American Idol readies to head into its final season, Forbes has ranked the earnings of all the shows alumni to see who's making the most money. Of all those to appear on the show'…

  3. 'American Idol' Final Season Shadowed by Phillip Phillips Legal Drama

    November 18, 2015 5:59 PM EST An attempt to void the "Idol" winner's deal, a poaching lawsuit from producers & an important hearing on Dec. 4. In early January, the 15th and final season of American Idol will begin. One of the mysteries involves whether producers will have their biggest alumni return,…

  4. 'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Marries Hannah Blackwell

    October 24, 2015 9:06 PM EDT Congratulations are in order for American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips and Hannah Blackwell, who got married on Saturday, Oct. 24. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time The couple exchanged vows in front of 250 wedding guests at the Resora Plantation in Albany,…

  5. Ask Billboard: Is There an Unusually High Number of New Acts in the Hot 100's Top 10?

    July 19, 2015 9:05 AM EDT From OMI to Rachel Platten, are rookies ruling more than ever? Plus, Selena Gomez's top-selling hits & more. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your…

  6. 'American Idol' Fades Out: Preserving the Show's Legacy Despite a Precipitous Decline

    May 15, 2015 11:00 AM EDT No hits, depressed ratings, fewer ads and sky-high salaries all led to this week’s bombshell announcement. Not 24 hours after fox dropped an early morning bomb on May 11 announcing that American Idol , the venerable 14-year-old show that redefined music’s place on TV, would end with its 15th…

  7. Kid Rock, Phillip Phillips Headline Daytona Entertainment

    February 22, 2015 1:53 PM EST Here are some things to know about all the pre-race entertainment going on at Daytona International Speedway before NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500: Kid Rock on His Upcoming $20 Concert Tour: 'I Feel Like I'll Be Able to Ride This Into the Sunset' KID ROCK : Kid Rock…

  8. Venue Briefs: The Forum's New Bookings, Comcast-Spectacor's New Connections, SMG's New Roster

    February 17, 2015 10:29 AM EST In the competitive venue market of Los Angeles, the newly refurbished Forum is beating its rival Staples Center in concert bookings for the first half of 2015. At press time, The Forum has 19 shows taking place in the first half of the year, most notably the five-night run by U2 from May 26…

  9. Phillip Phillips to Sing National Anthem Before Daytona 500

    February 14, 2015 10:28 AM EST Former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will sing the national anthem before next weekend's Daytona 500. A History of 'American Idol' Legal Battles, From Corey Clark to Phillip Phillips Phillips will join singer Kid Rock and actor Vince Vaughn as pre-race entertainment for…

  10. A History of 'American Idol' Legal Battles, From Corey Clark to Phillip Phillips

    January 30, 2015 6:26 PM EST American Idol season 14 has started on a sour note with news that Phillip Phillips is suing to void his 19 Entertainment contract . The season-11 champ is the latest in a long line of plaintiffs that have tried to take the Fox singing competition to court. So far, the show has been…

  11. 'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Files Legal Claim to Escape 'Oppressive' Contracts

    January 26, 2015 3:50 PM EST In a move with huge implications, he is seeking to void his recording, management & merchandising deals with 19 Entertainment. For those who would give almost anything for the opportunity of super-stardom, American Idol might be the entertainment industry's version of a Faustian…

  12. 'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Gets Engaged

    December 27, 2014 11:24 AM EST The season-11 champ popped the question to his longtime love on Christmas. American Idol alum Phillip Phillips is off the market. Phillip Phillips Talks 'Mature' New Album at Billboard Music Awards (Video) The season-11 winner popped the question to his longtime…

  13. Interscope, Chrysler Team For Ad Spots With Eminem, Fergie, Gwen Stefani & More During AMAs

    November 23, 2014 11:03 PM EST Interscope has new videos coming from Eminem , Fergie , Gwen Stefani , Imagine Dragons and Phillip Phillips -- and the company is going to let you know about them during the American Music Awards telecast on Sunday (Nov. 23), with the help of Chrysler Group LLC. Full AMAs 2014 Coverage The…

  14. Trisha Yearwood, Carlos Santana to Perform at World Series

    October 20, 2014 11:42 PM EDT Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series . Major League Baseball says Yearwood will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 1 on Tuesday when the San Francisco Giants play the Kansas City Royals at…

  15. Phillip Phillips Talks 'Mature' New Album at Billboard Music Awards (Video)

    May 19, 2014 1:23 PM EDT Phillip Phillips' sophomore album "Behind the Light" drops this week. To mark the occasion, the singer-songwriter caught up with Billboard's Keith Caulfield Sunday on the Billboard Music Awards red carpet to chat about his latest release. "It' so much more mature…

  16. Chart Highlights: Coldplay Ties U2 For Most Adult Alternative Songs No. 1s

    April 07, 2014 3:35 PM EDT The band notches its 11th leader with 'Magic.' Plus, the Pretty Reckless makes its own historic move and new No. 1s for Zedd, J Balvin and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  17. Chart Highlights: KONGOS No. 1, Black Keys Blast In At Alternative Radio

    March 31, 2014 4:05 PM EDT KONGOS' 'Come With Me Now' crowns Alternative Songs, while the Black Keys make a splashy return with 'Fever.' Plus, new No. 1s for Kylie Minogue, Blake Shelton and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  18. Chart Highlights: Passenger, Pharrell Williams, Dierks Bentley Score New No. 1s

    March 24, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Among this week's new leaders, Passenger's 'Let Her Go' crowns AC, Williams' 'Happy' takes over atop two more tallies and Bentley parks 'I Hold On' atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  19. Chart Highlights: One Direction, Katy Perry, U2 Score New No. 1s

    March 10, 2014 4:15 PM EDT D dominates an airplay chart for the first time, Perry's 'Dark Horse' rules Rhythmic Songs and U2 nets a record-setting No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  20. Olympic Hits: Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 07, 2014 10:05 AM EST Just as Olympic athletes have won over the years, so, too, have musical acts on Billboard charts thanks to the Games As the Olympics reclaim the world's sports spotlight in Sochi, Russia, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (Sticking only to…

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