American Idol

  1. 'Nashville Star' Launches Download Service

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Offers a 'points' program and discounts to users. USA Network has tapped PassAlong Networks to power a digital download service for its American Idol-like country music television series Nashville Star. The service, which went live March ...

  2. 'American Idol' Crushes Grammys In Ratings

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nearly twice as many people - 28.3 million - watched "American Idol" than watched the Grammy Awards - 15.1 million - when the two music programs went head-to-head in prime time Wednesday, according to Nearly twice as many people - 28.3 m ...

  3. 'American Idol' Beats Grammys In Ratings

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Grammys pulled 17.6M viewers, 'Idol' 28.3M. The pros on display during Wednesday's Grammy Awards telecast were no match for the amateurs competing on Fox's "American Idol." CBS' live 8-11 PM Grammy Awards coverag ...

  4. American Idol DVD Game Coming In March

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Features show clips, karaoke-style challenges. Screenlife, LLC, creator of the Scene It DVD game will soon offer music fans and wannabe pop stars the chance to relive the past four seasons of American Idol with the American Idol-All Star Challenge ...

  5. NBC To Launch Online Music Competition Series

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists vying for record contract with Tommy Mottola. NBC is launching a music competition series in the vein of American Idol, but making it available only online. Called “StarTomorrow,” the Internet-only series, will consist of 100 artist and ba ...

  6. Bo Bice Signs With Strategic Artists Mgmt

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST SAM clients include Dixie Chicks, Anastacia. Bo Bice, runner-up in the 2005 "American Idol" competition, has signed a management deal with Simon Renshaw's Strategic Artists Management, under the direction of SAM VP Gayle Boulware. B ...

  7. Kanye West To Receive Billboard Honor

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards broadcast live on Fox, Dec. 6. Kanye West will receive the Artist Achievement Award at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, which will be held Dec. 6 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on Fox. The eighth Artist Achieve ...

  8. Cowell, ABC Sued Over 'Million Dollar Idea'

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming ABC reality show "Million Dollar Idea" has sparked a million-dollar lawsuit claiming the idea for the series was ripped off. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The upcoming ABC reality show "Million Dollar Idea" has spark ...

  9. First Look Studios Launches

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First Look Media, Capital Entertainment merge. First Look Media has merged with Capital Entertainment to form First Look Studios. The L.A.-based independent film producer and DVD distributor has a library of more than 400 titles including "Wa ...

  10. Making The Brand

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood is the latest "American Idol" graduate to enter the world of branded entertainment. Weeks after Underwood was crowned the winner of the hit show's fourth season, she signed on as the Carrie Underwood is the latest & ...

  11. Underwood Tries On Skechers

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'American Idol' winner to be featured in fall campaign. 'American Idol' winner to be featured in fall campaign. News ...

  12. Underwood Tries On Skechers

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Idol' winner to be featured in fall campaign. Carrie Underwood joins fellow pop sensations Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera as the newest face of Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based footwear brand Skechers. A fall campaign will feature t ...

  13. Queen and Paul Rodgers To Tour North America

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live album set for September. Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour. According to guitarist Brian May's official Web site, the band will pl ...

  14. UMVD, Karaoke Label Enter Agreement

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Market expected to top $50 million in 2005. Universal Music & Video Distribution signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Sybersound Records, a producer of home-market karaoke software. The agreement, which takes effect immediately, cov ...

  15. 'American Idol' Goes Online

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Celebrity judges to pick next American Idol Underground. Celebrity judges to pick next American Idol Underground. News ...

  16. Underwood Wins 4th 'Idol' Crown

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The "country girl" prevailed May 25 as Carrie Underwood was named the "American Idol" at the conclusion of the Fox show's two-hour fourth season finale at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The "country girl" prevai ...

  17. Fantasia Embarks On First Major Tour

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Idol" winner to open for Kem. Fantasia will be part of her first major U.S. tour this summer. The "American Idol" season three champ will open for Motown artist Kem beginning June 8 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo. Her thr ...

  18. Sillerman Firm Picks Up 19 Entertainment

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'American Idol' company goes for $192M. 'American Idol' company goes for $192M. News ...

  19. Tuned In: The Tube

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell regrets a decision to bend the rules for some contestants. Read Carla Hay's column. "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell regrets a decision to bend the rules for some contestants. Read Carl ...

  20. Big Ratings For 'American Idol'

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The fourth-season premiere of Fox's "American Idol" on Jan. 18 drew massive ratings, up 16% from last year's third-season premiere. According to Nielsen Media Research, the new episode scored a 18.3 r The fourth-season premiere ...

  21. U2's 'Bomb' Lands Atop Billboard 200

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and nearly doubles its previous best sales week, as "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) bursts in with 840,000 units, according to Nielsen Soun U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Bill ...

  22. U2's 'Bomb' Lands Atop Billboard 200

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and nearly doubles its previous best sales week, as "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) bursts in with 840,000 units, according to Nielsen Soun U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Bill ...

  23. Chapman Hosts 'Exalting Him' Contest

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Gary Chapman is hosting "Exalting Him," an "American Idol"-style Christian music talent search competition airing this week (Nov. 22-26) on the Trinity Broadcast Network. Singer/songwriter Gary Chapman is host ...

  24. George Huff Inks Word Deal

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Idol' finalist to release Xmas set. "American Idol" finalist George Huff has signed with Word Records, the Nashville-based Christian division of Warner Bros. His label debut will be a Christmas EP, due in November. Huff was on ...

  25. 'Idol' Star Kimberley Locke Set To Tour

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Curb Recording artist and "American Idol" finalist Kimberley Locke will embark on her first solo concert tour, One Love Live, Oct. 2 at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. Curb Recording artist and "American Ido ...

  26. Diana DeGarmo

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The teenage "American Idol" runner-up proves that she's loaded with talent on this debut single. The teenage "American Idol" runner-up proves that she's loaded with talent on this debut single. News ...

  27. Kelly Clarkson

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After lying low for the bulk of the year, the former 'Idol' returns with a so-so new single. After lying low for the bulk of the year, the former 'Idol' returns with a so-so new single. News ...

  28. Wal-Mart Web Site Gets 'Idol' Exclusives

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tracks by Fantasia, DeGarmo cost 88 cents. Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Diana DeGarmo through its walmart.com digital music service. Fantasia's "I Believe" is available ...

  29. Wal-Mart Web Site Gets 'Idol' Exclusives

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Diana DeGarmo through its walmart.com digital music service. Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Di ...

  30. Mark Burnett Turns Eye To Rock

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hitmaker pitching music reality show. Mark Burnett, the executive producer behind "Survivor" and "The Apprentice," is developing a new reality show that is being described as a rock version of "American Idol" and &quo ...

  31. Ratings Dip For 'American Idol' Finale

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An estimated 31.4 million people tuned in to watch Fantasia Barrino's <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/music/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000520071">tearstained victory</A> at An estimated 31.4 mi ...

  32. Fantasia Barrino Voted 'American Idol'

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fantasia Barrino is the newly crowned "American Idol." Barrino had a 1.3 million-vote edge over runner-up Diana DeGarmo when the results were announced during last night's (May 26) finale. Fantasia Barrino is the newly crowned " ...

  33. 'American Idol' Down To The Final Vote

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DeGarmo or Barrino to be crowned tonight. DeGarmo or Barrino to be crowned tonight. News ...

  34. 'American Idol' Down To The Final Vote

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DeGarmo or Barrino to be crowned tonight. Is Diana DeGarmo or Fantasia Barrino this season's "American Idol?" With all the notes sung, the judges' opinions rendered and the votes cast, the only thing left is the announcement, w ...

  35. Fuller, Clark Plan 'Bandstand' Relaunch

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of "American Idol," has teamed up with Dick Clark to bring back "American Bandstand." Fuller, Clark and Mosaic Media Group president Allen Shapiro will executive-produce the Simon Fuller, the creator o ...

  36. Fuller, Clark Plan 'Bandstand' Relaunch

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of "American Idol," has teamed up with Dick Clark to bring back "American Bandstand." Fuller, Clark and Mosaic Media Group president Allen Shapiro will executive-produce the Simon Fuller, the creator o ...

  37. Clay Aiken Gets Firm Management Deal

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Idol" star switches from 19 Entertainment. "American Idol" second-season runner-up Clay Aiken has switched management companies from 19 Entertainment to the Firm. Jeff Rabhan and Simon Renshaw are his key managers at the Los A ...

  38. The Beat

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kimberly Locke steps off the "American Idol" platform and onto The Billboard 200. Read Melinda Newman's column. Kimberly Locke steps off the "American Idol" platform and onto The Billboard 200. Read Melinda Newman's c ...

  39. UMVD Pacts With 19

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tamyra Gray scheduled as first release. Universal Music & Video Distribution has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Simon Fuller's New York-based 19 Recordings, say sources. The first release through the deal will be a solo e ...

  40. Kimberley Locke

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Though she placed third in "American Idol," the crooner takes her shot at stardom with this debut album. Though she placed third in "American Idol," the crooner takes her shot at stardom with this debut album. News ...

  41. 'Nashville Star' Outlines Tour

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first "Nashville Star" tour, featuring winner Brad Cotter and the three finalists from the popular USA Network television show, begins June 18 at the Fraze Pavillion in Kettering, Ohio. The tour i The first "Nashville Star" ...

  42. Musicland Aligns With 'American Idol'

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Musicland Group is teaming with "American Idol" and the show's originator Simon Cowell to create private-label branded merchandise that will be sold exclusively at the chain's 800 stores. The Musicland Group is teaming with ...

  43. Cowell Unveils New TV Talent Quest

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom is to get another TV talent show, with "Pop Idol" originator Simon Cowell playing a leading role. The United Kingdom is to get another TV talent show, with "Pop Idol" originator Simon Cowell playing a leading ...

  44. Knowles' Music World Signs RJ Helton

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Big push planned for 'American Idol' star. Big push planned for 'American Idol' star. News ...

  45. Knowles' Music World Signs RJ Helton

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Extensive push planned for 'American Idol' star. B-Rite Music artist RJ Helton has signed with Mathew Knowles' management company, Music World, a division of Sanctuary. A top-five finalist on "American Idol," Helton recent ...

  46. 'Idol' Gives Fox New High

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tuesday's (March 16) two-hour edition of "American Idol" gave the Fox network its most-watched Tuesday ever. Tuesday's (March 16) two-hour edition of "American Idol" gave the Fox network its most-watched Tuesday ever. ...

  47. 'Idol' Reject William Hung Inks With Koch

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Booted "American Idol" hopeful William Hung has signed with Koch Records, which will on April 6 release his debut album, tentatively titled "The True Idol." Booted "American Idol" hopeful William Hung has signed with ...

  48. Platinum Star:Clay Aiken

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST This Billboard special report celebrates the nascent career of rising music icon Clay Aiken, the top-selling singer to emerge so far from the "American Idol" show. This Billboard special report celebrates the nascent career of rising mus ...

  49. Clear Channel, Sony Start Talent Contest

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio and Sony Music will announce today that they are launching the talent contest "Radio Star." The competition will air as a one-hour weekly radio show hosted by "American Idol's" Rya Clear Channel Radio a ...

  50. Lyric Street Inks 'Idol' Finalist Gracin

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based Lyric Street Records has signed Josh Gracin, the fourth-place finisher on the second season of "American Idol." Nashville-based Lyric Street Records has signed Josh Gracin, the fourth-place finisher on the second season o ...

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