1. Ask Billboard: A Whole Lotta 'Shake'-in' Going On

    March 03, 2013 5:05 AM EST Readers share thoughts on YouTube data joining the Hot 100, Baauer's big points lead at No. 1 and the sales of the original 'American Idol.' As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include…

  2. Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood Lead Busy Night for 'American Idol' at Grammys

    February 11, 2013 9:35 AM EST It was a big night for American Idol champions, as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Hicks all nabbed awards at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night. Clarkson won Best Pop album for her fifth studio full-length record, Stronger. Clarkson bested nominees Maroon 5, Pink,…

  3. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  4. 'American Idol' Recap: Burnell Taylor, Charlie Askew Amaze

    January 25, 2013 12:00 PM EST It looks like "American Idol" is finally focusing on the reason it's around to begin with: its contestants. It looks like "American Idol" is finally focusing on the reason it's around to begin with: its contestants.   After three episodes of cutting away to judge…

  5. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Returns, Outshines Nicki-Mariah Tussle

    January 24, 2013 11:32 AM EST The highly-publicized fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey came and went Wednesday night -- and, honestly, with little bang.   After months of "when will it happen?" tension, Minaj walked out on the judges panel following a disagreement stemming from a singer's choice of…

  6. Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey 'Idol' Feud Hits Breaking Point

    January 23, 2013 11:40 PM EST On a NASCAR race track, tempers flare, often hitting their brink to the point that, well, accidents happen.   During Wednesday night's "American Idol" auditions at Charlotte Motor Speedway, ill will flared to its breaking point, as the long-hyped Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey…

  7. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Almost-Heatseeker Graduates & Kenny Chesney

    January 22, 2013 10:05 AM EST In this week's mailbag, your assistance is required when it comes to remembering solo hits which probably should've been billed as duets. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  8. Exclusive Eagles Q&A: Glenn Frey and Don Henley Talk 'History' Lessons

    January 20, 2013 10:15 AM EST Band says they'll get back on the road "soon" and incorporate footage from their new documentary, "History of the Eagles, Part One" Glenn Frey offered a novel idea during a Q&A after the premiere of "History of the Eagles, Part One" that would combine…

  9. 'History of the Eagles' Films to Dispel Myths About Band

    January 17, 2013 1:40 PM EST "It's a classic rock 'n' roll story," producer says, adding, "it's the Beatles story," referring to a band walking away at the peak of their powers The idea to tell the story of The Eagles came to Irving Azoff at the time they would have been…

  10. 'American Idol' Recap: Angela Miller, Frankie Ford Shine in Premiere

    January 17, 2013 10:50 AM EST Wednesday night's two-hour season premiere of "American Idol" was either incredibly predictable or somewhat infuriating, depending on how much pop culture news one has been following over the past few months. If one was already aware of the Nicki Minaj- Mariah Carey diva-off…

  11. Why 'American Idol'? Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Talk Paths to TV

    January 10, 2013 4:30 PM EST Rapper says it took an endorsement by Lil Wayne to convince her to take the job Just a reminder: "American Idol" returns for Season 12 on January 16. That means we only have a week to see if the infamous Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj feud will live up to it's hype and for Keith…

  12. 'The X Factor': Fifth Harmony Goes From Underdog to Front-Runner

    December 20, 2012 9:35 AM EST During the final four episode of "The X Factor," girl group Fifth Harmony performed "Anything Could Happen," an Ellie Goulding song that preaches spontaneity and the idea that, well, anything could and sometimes will happen. The next evening, the five-piece shocked the…

  13. Top 20 Music Moments of 2012: Whitney, PSY, Pussy Riot & More

    December 19, 2012 6:55 PM EST Chart Article   It was the best of times - Taylor Swift, One Direction and PSY had their best year ever. It was the worst of times - the world lost Whitney Houston, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, and Jenni Rivera. But 2012 was anything but a slow news year. These are the 20 biggest music moments in…

  14. A Nicki Minaj Birthday Card, from Billboard.com

    December 08, 2012 1:25 PM EST Happy 30th birthday, Nicki Minaj! Here's a look back at your awesome year. As Nicki Minaj celebrates her 30th birthday on Dec. 8, we take a moment to look back at her 29th year. Dear Nicki Minaj , It's been a whirlwind year for you. From the start, you hit the ground running. You…

  15. Randy Jackson to Debut Guitar Collection on HSN, Talks 'Idol' + New Mariah Carey

    December 04, 2012 10:30 AM EST Randy Jackson is gearing up for a busy 2013 that will see him return for an eleventh season as the longest continuous judge of "American Idol" as well as the release of an album from new "Idol" judge Mariah Carey, whom he also managed. But before his 2012 wraps up, Jackson…

  16. Queensryche Previews Music From First Todd LaTorre-led Album

    November 14, 2012 2:00 PM EST Queensryche today released a teaser trailer for its upcoming album -- its first with new singer Todd LaTorre -- that is expected to arrive next year. The Seattle quintet, which has been together for 30-plus years, is famed for albums like 1988's hard rock concept piece "Operation:…

  17. True Blood's Janina Gavankar: Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 26, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Singer-Actress Talks 'Waiting for Godot,' Her 'Strange' Version of a Frank Ocean Song & Her Upcoming EP As anyone who encountered Janina Gavankar 's rework of Kanye West 's "Love Lockdown" a couple years ago knows, the actress is as much a…

  18. Geoff Tate May Use Queensryche Name for Now, Judge Rules

    October 20, 2012 9:45 AM EDT A Washington state judge ruled Oct. 19 that singer Geoff Tate -- who was fired from the band Queensryche after fronting it for 30 years -- may perform with his own version of the group until a lawsuit he filed against three former bandmates is settled. Superior Court Judge Carol A. Schapira…

  19. Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj Feud a 'Joke,' Says 'Idol' Source

    October 04, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Is it a publicity stunt or the sort of bitter animosity that could derail America's most-watched show? With the arrival of on-set video showing "American Idol" judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey practically at each others' throats, the show's fans are mulling that…

  20. Queensryche to Geoff Tate: Stop Using the Name

    October 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT In the latest round of the legal battle between progressive rock band Queensryche and its former singer, Geoff Tate, the group is attempting to keep Tate from using the group's name until the case is resolved. The move comes more than three months after Tate tried the same maneuver…

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