American Idol

  1. Web Trends: Suge Knight, Miley Cyrus, Axl Rose and More

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 5. Rio Tinto Stadium Paul McCartney will play his first concert ever in the state of Utah on July 13th at the Rio Tinto Stadium according to a Salt Lake City Tribune report. 16. Suge Knight Marion "Suge" Knight ...

  2. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Miley Cyrus, David Guetta and More

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. Who Got Kicked Off American Idol May 19th Last night's American Idol sent Casey James home with Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze moving on as the top 2. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Lee DeWyze ...

  3. Billboard Bits: John Fogerty, Kara DioGuardi, RedOne, Taylor Swift and More

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Prior to the start of last evening's (May 18) 58th annual BMI Pop Awards , Billboard caught up with several honorees on the red carpet: * Before receiving this year's BMI Icon award, John Fogerty left no doubt as to why he's such a ...

  4. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Lee DeWyze, Justin Bieber and More

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 12pm) 3. Lee DeWyze Hallelujah Video 20. Lee DeWyze Simple Man Lee performed "Simple Man" as well as Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at the request of Simon Cowell on last night's top ...

  5. 'Idol' Creator Fuller Marks iTunes Milestone

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller on Monday (May 10) marked a digital music milestone, and said he was looking to the Internet and other digital platforms for the next big thing in global entertainment. At a time of crisis in the reco ...

  6. 'American Idol' Ratings Down, But Ad Sales Seen Up

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox television heads into the year's biggest advertisement sales period later this month with questions about the future of its ratings champ "American Idol," but a better economy, among several factors, should buoy the show's ...

  7. Web Trends: Rascal Flatts, Shakira, Lady Antebellum, Sons of Sylvia and More

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 4. Sons of Sylvia Rascal Flatts, Shakira, Lady Antebellum and Sons of Sylvia performed on last night's Top 5 elimination episode of American Idol which sent Siobhan Magus home. Sons of Sylvia, formerly known as The ...

  8. American Idol Tour Shifts To Live Nation

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After a seven year stint with AEG Live, the American Idol Live tour will be promoted by Live Nation, beginning July 1 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. This summer's tour will play Live Nation amphitheaters for the first time, along with s ...

  9. Publishing Briefs: UMPG Signs Kris Allen, SESAC’s Music Awards In May

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Publishing Briefs: UMPG Signs Kris Allen, SESAC’s Music Awards In May -- Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with 2009 “American Idol” winner Kris Allen . The publishing deal encompasses Allen’s ...

  10. Music Director Rickey Minor Leaves 'Idol' For 'Tonight'

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" bandleader and music director Rickey Minor is leaving the show after this season to become the music director on "The Tonight Show." Rickey Minor's on-air debut alongside Jay Leno will be June 7. Current &q ...

  11. Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard To Tour Together

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, the two contestants who battled for the "American Idol" title in 2003, will co-headline a summer tour. Studdard, who was voted the winner, and Aiken, the close runner up, will play dates on the East Coast a ...

  12. No Deal For Paula Abdul At ABC

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul won't be judging "Star Search." The former "American Idol" judge and ABC couldn't come to terms on Abdul judging a reboot of the classic talent show. The outcome puts the fate of the show in doubt since AB ...

  13. 'Idol' Judges Jeer Male Semifinalists

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tim Urban tripped up his second shot at "American Idol" fame. The shaggy-haired 20-year-old singer, who served as a last-minute replacement for 25-year-old shoe salesman Chris Golightly in the top 24 semifinalists, was derided by the Fox ...

  14. 'Idol' Judges Admire Unique Female Semifinalists

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" semifinalist Lilly Scott is right where she belongs. The 20-year-old singer from Denver was among a handful of unique crooners who impressed the Fox singing contest's judges Tuesday (Feb. 23). The platinum-haired s ...

  15. Simon Cowell: A Woman Will Win 'Idol'

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell believes a woman is likely to win his final season on "American Idol." The acerbic British judge told a teleconference Thursday he thinks one of the 12 women among the ninth season's 24 semifinalists has a good shot to ...

  16. 'American Idol' Top 24 Revealed

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" revealed the remaining 17 of its top 24 season nine contestants on Wednesday night (Feb. 17), following the previous night's unveiling of the first seven finalists and capping off over a month of audition rounds. O ...

  17. Ellen DeGeneres Debuts As 'American Idol' Judge

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her debut as the new "American Idol" judge in impressive fashion on Tuesday night (Feb. 9), bringing a healthy dose of honest critiques and well-timed punchlines to the first night of Hollywood auditions. Befor ...

  18. The 2010 Grammy Awards Winners

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST Record Of The Year WINNER Use Somebody Kings Of Leon [RCA Records] Halo Beyoncé Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce [Music World Music / Columbia] I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas [Interscope] Poker Face Lady Gaga [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Ch ...

  19. Reports: Cowell Recruiting Stars For Haiti Single

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell has lined up Rod Stewart, Leona Lewis and Michael Buble to sing on a charity single for victims of the earthquake in Haiti, according to U.K. press reports. The song is being coordinated by TV mogul Cowell. The "American Idol&quo ...

  20. Simon Cowell To Produce Charity Single For Haiti

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV mogul Simon Cowell said Thursday he would produce a charity single within 10 days to benefit victims of the massive earthquake in Haiti. The "American Idol" and "The X-Factor" judge said he was asked by Prime Minister Gordon ...

  21. Simon Cowell Recruiting 'X Factor' Judges

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell is talking to familiar faces to sit beside him at the judges table on Fox's "The X Factor." Cowell is in discussions with his former "American Idol" co-star Paula Abdul and his current "X Factor" U.K ...

  22. 'American Idol' Premieres, Victoria Beckham Faces Off With Simon Cowell

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST The ninth season of "American Idol" premiered Tuesday night (Jan. 12) on Fox amidst widespread chatter about Simon Cowell, who announced Monday he was leaving "Idol" to bring "The X Factor" to the U.S. in 2011. " ...

  23. Simon Cowell To Leave 'Idol' After This Season To Launch U.S. "X Factor"

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST As has been long rumored, Simon Cowell is leaving his judging spot on "American Idol" after his season to launch an American version of "The X Factor" on Fox. The U.S. version of "X Factor" - which was responsible for ...

  24. 'American Idol' Returns, But How Long Can It Last?

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV ratings juggernaut "American Idol" returns next week for a ninth season with comedian Ellen DeGeneres joining the judging panel but a big question mark hanging over the future of the show's biggest star -- Simon Cowell. Despite s ...

  25. Randy Jackson Tweets For Help On Grammy Votes

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Taking a page out of "American Idol," judge Randy Jackson is reaching out to his Twitter followers to help him fill out his Grammy ballot. Voting members of the Recording Academy have until Friday to get their votes to accounting firm De ...

  26. Fox To Order More 'American Idol'

    December 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fox is near a deal to order more seasons of "American Idol" -- with or without its most popular judge, Simon Cowell. The network's current contract with "Idol" producer 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia extends through t ...

  27. Report: Simon Cowell Will Leave 'American Idol'

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell has decided to quit the top-rated TV talent show when his contract ends in 2010, according to a report in British tabloid the Sun, which would deal a blow to the Fox network. Cowell, 50, has been with t ...

  28. Simon Fuller Launches 'Dream' Vehicle

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" mastermind Simon Fuller is launching a new star-making project that will chart the rise of five young people in the entertainment industry. The series, "If I Can Dream," will exist primarily online -- at least a ...

  29. Eva Longoria Joins Billboard's New Year's Eve Live Special

    December 16, 2009 12:00 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 fi ...

  30. Carmen Electra To Host Billboard New Year's Special

    December 07, 2009 12:00 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 ...

  31. Adam Lambert: I'm A Performer, Not A Babysitter

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Adam Lambert admits he got carried away with his sexually charged American Music Awards performance, but he's offering no apology. The glam rocker from "American Idol" said on "The Early Show" that his performance would no ...

  32. Adam Lambert's "GMA" Performance Cancelled Over AMAs Flap

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST In the wake of Adam Lambert's controversial performance Sunday night at the American Music Awards, ABC has cancelled the singer's scheduled appearance on tomorrow's (Nov. 25) broadcast of "Good Morning America." Lambert wa ...

  33. Adam Lambert's Sexually-Charged Act Draws Complaints

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST ABC television said on Monday it had received about 1,500 complaints about the sexually-charged performance by "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert at the American Music Awards on Sunday. Millions of viewers saw Lambert simulate oral s ...

  34. Latin Briefs: Allison Iraheta, Dia de los Muertos Festival

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- "American Idol" Season 8 contestant Allison Iraheta will release “El Viernes Te Olvido Yo," the Spanish version of her single "Friday I'll Be Over U" to Latin radio. Iraheta, who won the Telemundo singing competiti ...

  35. Simon Cowell Is Top Male Earner On U.S. TV

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell, the acerbic "American Idol" judge, creator of "America's Got Talent" and record producer, is the top earning man on prime-time U.S. television with an estimated haul of $75 million, said Forbes.com. Cowell be ...

  36. '3' To 1: Britney Beats Odds To Debut Atop Hot 100

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears becomes the first artist in over three years to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (Oct. 15), as "3" opens at the pinnacle of the chart. Her new track, a racy paean to the joys of three-way ...

  37. Jennifer Hudson Christmas Special Slated

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Former "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson is coming home to television for the holidays with a primetime music special slated to air on ABC. "Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas" will air in December and feat ...

  38. 'American Idol' Is Bringing Back 'Idol Gives Back'

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After an yearlong hiatus, the charitable special will return for a third installment April 21, airing during the top-seven Wednesday results show. "This is our opportunity to reach out and support the people of America and around the world wh ...

  39. 'Idol' Alum Jason Castro Plots Tour

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jason Castro -- the original dark horse contestant on "American Idol" who finished fourth in 2008 -- is hitting the road for a national mall tour in support of his self-titled debut. The Texas singer-songwriter's trek begins Oct. ...

  40. Record Companies Sue 'Ellen' Show Over Copyrights

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest recording companies are suing "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," claiming producers violated their copyrights by playing more than 1,000 songs without permission. Many of the songs were played during the "d ...

  41. Ellen DeGeneres To Judge On 'American Idol'

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will replace Paula Abdul on "American Idol," she and the network announced on Wednesday. DeGeneres made the announcement on her syndicated talk show; the video was then posted on her Web site. Fox made the ...

  42. 'Idol' Finalist Danny Gokey Signs Record Deal

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It took him a bit longer than his fellow contestants, but "American Idol" finalist Danny Gokey has landed a record deal. The 29-year-old Wisconsin native -- who finished third on the show behind Kris Allen and Adam Lambert -- has inked ...

  43. Kris Allen Announces Album Release Date On Twitter

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" winner Kris Allen will release his debut album on Nov. 17, the singer announced Thursday night (Aug. 27). A rep for 19 Entertainment has also confirmed the news in a statement to Billboard.biz: "It is a confirmed rel ...

  44. Paula Abdul To Host 'VH1 Divas'

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul has signed on for her first official gig since leaving "American Idol" -- "VH1 Divas," the network's franchise special honoring female singers. Abdul will assume hosting duties for the show, which airs live on ...

  45. Simon Cowell Signing New 'Idol' Deal

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell will be a judge on "American Idol" for at least three more seasons. During the second-quarter earnings call of CKX, parent company of "Idol" co-producer 19 Entertainment, CKX chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman indic ...

  46. After Abdul, 'Idol' Will Still Ad Up

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While her fans might be upset, advertisers don't expect Paula Abdul's exit as an "American Idol" judge to have any significant impact on ad sales or audience ratings for the Fox show. "To me, that show is appointment TV, a ...

  47. Paula Abdul Quitting 'Idol'

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul says she is quitting "American Idol," a show that she said became an international phenomenon with her help. "With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return" to the hit Fox TV singing contest, Abdul said ...

  48. Kara DioGuardi To Return To 'American Idol'

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As expected, newest "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi will return to appear on the show next season, producers and Fox announced Monday. "Kara's spitfire personality and sharp musical sensibility infused 'American Idol& ...

  49. 'Idol' Exec Warwick Inks New Deal

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT One by one, Fox's "American Idol" is securing its key players. "Idol" executive producer/showrunner Ken Warwick has inked a three-year deal with the show's co-producer, FremantleMedia North America, to remain at the h ...

  50. Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks Headed To Top 10 Debuts

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week Hollywood Records' Demi Lovato looks to be on track to start near the top of the Billboard 200 chart with her second album "Here We Go Again." Industry prognosticators think the set may shift 100,000-120,000 in its first w ...

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