On Saturday afternoon the San Diego Convention Center was packed for a panel on the animated film "Further Over the Rainbow: A First Look at Dorothy of Oz," that won’t be released until August 2012. The reason: the first ever Comic-Con appearance by actor Sir Patrick Stewart, famed at Comic-Con for starring roles in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “X-Men." But where many there may not have realized is that the man can sing...
With eight Billboard No. 1s under her belt – ranging from Hot 100 Singles Sales to Hot Dance Club Play to the Adult Contemporary chart – “American Idol” veteran Kimberley Locke is going for the top rung again with a new single and EP, but this time she's doing it via her own label.
With the debuts of their Walmart exclusive EPs on the Billboard charts this week, Season 10 contestants James Durbin and Haley Reinhart become the 55th and 56th “American Idol” finalists to see their names appear on charts published by Billboard -- see the full list here.
Hot Chelle Rae’s “Tonight Tonight” is a rare success in today’s pop world: a slow and steady climber that followed two singles from the band that failed to make the Hot 100. But “Tonight” got immediate requests after a Nashville DJ began playing a demo of the song – and it doesn’t hurt that Glee star Chord Overstreet, who happens to be HCR’s brother, appears in the song’s video.
Sibling rivalry makes for great drama. And while there’s nothing Ewing-like about their relationship, two sons of Motown founder Berry Gordy, LMFAO’s Redfoo (a.k.a. Stefan Gordy) and Rockwell (a.k.a Kennedy Gordy), are having a chart battle on the Billboard Hot 100 -- albeit one spanning more than 27 years -- and the victor could be decided as early as this week.
For all the skepticism about “American Idol” throughout the show’s 10 seasons, there’s no disputing that it builds stars: 15 alums, representing each of the show’s seasons but one, are on this week’s Billboard charts – four weeks after season 10 ended. From Carrie and Daughtry to Ruben and Fantasia and beyond, here’s a scorecard of who’s where.