Kelly Clarkson

  1. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: William Morris Endeavor's Rob Beckham

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Rob Beckham Title: Agent, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment Panel: Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes? Tues. (June 8) 11:30am – 12:30pm. For more info visit billboardevents.com . Who is the one upcoming country artist to keep an eye on and why ...

  2. '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 ...

  3. '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 ...

  4. How Will Live Nation Grow?

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The New York Times nabbed interviews with Live Nation chiefs Irving Azoff and Michael Rapino for a lengthy Sunday article . Most of the piece is a re-cap of things we know - only 380 words of this 4,996-word article look into the future. But, this ...

  5. Rihanna To Join Lilith Fair In Salt Lake City

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The resurrected Lilith Fair has announced that Rihanna will make a special appearance when the show touches down in Salt Lake City on July 12. The addition of Rihanna came as the tour, which is led by Vancouver singer Sarah McLachlan, announced it ...

  6. Taio Cruz Cruises To Record Jump On Hot 100

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST British newcomer Taio Cruz sets the record for largest jump to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an act with its first charting single as "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris, soars 53-1. The Hot 100 will be updated in its entirety Thu ...

  7. Grammy Stars Shine On Billboard 200, Lady Antebellum Holds at No. 1

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" stands tall at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, as the set sold 209,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the album bowed atop the list with 481,000, the biggest sales week for ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Susan Boyle's First-Week U.S. Album Sales Projected At 550K+

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.S. music retailers say they are realizing Susan Boyle’s dreams, as her album “I Dreamed A Dream” is blowing up way beyond sales expectations. Label and distribution executives, meanwhile, project that based on early sales returns at the big box ...

  10. Bon Jovi Comes Full 'Circle' At No. 1

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as the band's new "The Circle" swoops in with 163,000 copies. It's the follow-up to "Lost Highway," which also started atop the list back in 2007 . . . Jus ...

  11. '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 ...

  12. 'X Factor' Key In Simon Cowell Deal

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britain's "The X Factor" may be coming to the U.S. via Fox and a deal with the show's creator, "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell. Cowell, in the final year of his contract on "Idol," had been open about his ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Chesney, Swift, Sugarland To Appear On ABC special

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Highlights of this summer's CMA Music Festival will air Monday (Aug. 31) on ABC, with performances by Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Reba McEntire, Kid Rock and many more. "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night ...

  15. Reba McEntire Nets Second No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Strait hands off the Billboard 200's top spot to fellow country veteran Reba McEntire as the diva lands her second No. 1 on the chart. Her "Keep On Loving You" concurrently debuts at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart—her ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. '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 ...

  18. 'American Idol' Fans Lobby For Paula Abdul

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" fans have launched a grass-roots campaign to keep Paula Abdul as a judge on the No. 1-rated television show after her manager said she had not received a new contract proposal and might not return. Former "Idol" ...

  19. 'Idol' Winner Kris Allen Inks Deal With 19, Jive

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It was inevitable, but now it's official - Kris Allen has signed a record deal with 19 Recordings/Jive Records just weeks after winning the eighth season of "American Idol," 19 Entertainment announced today. The singer's debut ...

  20. Spector Gets 19 Years To Life For Clarkson's Death

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Six years ago, Phil Spector was barely a blip on the American celebrity radar screen. Although his music lived on, his name and face were only dimly recalled by rock music aficionados until a shooting at his Alhambra mansion propelled him to notor ...

  21. 'American Idol' Is Ready For Its Next Act

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The crowd isn't cheering for Simon Fuller. Rather, it's the four talent judges whose appearance just minutes before a recent Wednesday evening "American Idol" telecast causes a loud burst of applause to fill the soundstage at C ...

  22. The "American Idol" Star Riffs On Music Reality Shows

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Would "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell want to stay on the show if the series ever slipped from No. 1 in the Nielsen ratings? Cowell bursts out laughing at the apparent obviousness of the answer. "Absolutely not!" he says dur ...

  23. Business Briefs: IODA, Kelly Clarkson

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Independent digital distributor IODA has announced worldwide distribution agreements with five new dance/electronic music labels and three new boutique retailers. New labels include AEI Media Ltd, Easy Street, MN2S, Naked Music, and Soulheaven. ...

  24. U2 Draws A 'Line' Atop European Top 100 Albums

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 starts a second week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey with "No Line on the Horizon" (Mercury/Universal), while Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal) secures a fourth week at No. 1 on Europe ...

  25. Kelly Clarkson Likely To Keep Top Spot On Albums Chart

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week's Billboard 200 albums chart should find Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA) holding for a second week at No. 1, but with likely less than 100,000 units. The album debuted atop the tally this week with 255,0 ...

  26. NBC Tuning Up Singing Competition Series

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT NBC is launching a singing competition series destined to draw comparisons to Fox's "American Idol." The project is called "The Sing Off," and it's billed as the first a cappella singing-style reality series. "Th ...

  27. Kelly Clarkson Tops Billboard 200

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson nets her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her fourth effort, "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA), climbs in to the penthouse with 255,000. Her first chart-topper came with her debut set, "Thankful," which bega ...

  28. Kelly Clarkson Conquers Billboard 200 With Second No. 1 Album

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson bows atop the Billboard 200 with her second No. 1 album, "All I Ever Wanted," shifting 255,000. It's her fourth album overall, but her first chart-topper since her "Thankful" debut in 2003 . . . Other big ar ...

  29. Kelly Clarkson On Track For Second No. 1 Album

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It looks like Kelly Clarkson will score her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week, as her fourth release, "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA/RMG), led Nielsen SoundScan's March 11 Building chart. Industry prognosticators sugges ...

  30. Round-Up: ASCAP's First 'New York Sessions' Event

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Aspiring songwriters need to "stick with it" was one of the messages they heard Tuesday (March 10) at the first ever "New York Sessions," staged by the American Society of Songwriters, Composers and Publishers (ASCAP). The even ...

  31. Amazon.co.uk Offers Chart Promotion

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Amazon.co.uk MP3 store has launched a chart promotion, allowing customers to purchase ten chart tracks for 29 pence (41 cents) each. The promotion includes tracks by Kings of Leon, Coldplay, the Killers, the Prodigy and Lady GaGa and Kelly Cla ...

  32. Clay Aiken Parts Ways With RCA

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken has parted ways with RCA. A source tells Billboard Aiken left the label a couple of months ago, on the heels of his 2008 album, "On My Way Here." That set sold just 159,000 copies ...

  33. RCA Signs Kesha

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST RCA has signed 21-year-old singer Kesha, the Nashville native featured in Flo Rida's current single, "Right Round." Kesha was signed to the label through producer Dr. Luke, who co-wrote and produced "Right Round," and has ...

  34. Cherry Lane Inks Tates

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cherry Lane Music Publishing has signed the husband and wife songwriting team of Sam and Annie Tate to a long-term, worldwide co-publishing agreement. The contract covers all new compositions going forward from the signing. Among the country artis ...

  35. Kelly Clarkson Songwriter In Awe About Making Chart History

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Last summer, singer/songwriter Claude Kelly told Billboard.com he hoped to work with Kelly Clarkson in the future. Six months later, not only has he penned the pop singer's latest single , "My Life Would Suck Without You," off her u ...

  36. Kelly Clarkson To Break Hot 100 Record

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kelly Clarkson will make history on this week's Billboard Hot 100, to be posted tomorrow (Jan. 29) on Billboard.biz, with the largest leap to No. 1 in the chart's 50-year history. Her new single, "My Life Would Suck Without You,&quo ...

  37. Obama Inauguration Festivities Lead To Sales Jumps

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST How big was the audience for President Barack Obama's inauguration? Big -- 2 million-people-on-the-National-Mall kind of big. About 37.8 million U.S. TV viewers watched Obama take the oath of office Jan. 20, making it the second-most-watched ...

  38. New Kelly Clarkson Single Due Next Month

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kelly Clarkson's new single, "My Life Would Suck Without You," will hit U.S. radio outlets Jan. 19. The track will introduce her fourth, as-yet-untitled studio album, due March 17 from RCA. Although a track list has yet to be announ ...

  39. Update: 'American Idol' Changing Its Tune

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fox today (Dec. 15) outlined the schedule for the eighth season of "American Idol," which reworks the elimination process to extend the Hollywood round and gives judges the opportunity to send some of their overlooked favorite contestant ...

  40. F&TV Panel Details Getting First Big Break

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Becoming a player in the world of TV and film isn't easy, but you've got to start somewhere. A group of managers and executives discussed how to get that first big break during the Master Panel at the Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Fil ...

  41. Pink Leads Album Debuts While AC/DC Still Reigns

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST A bevy of debuts flood the Billboard 200 chart this week as the march towards Christmas continues. AC/DC's "Black Ice" holds at No. 1, but a whopping 11 titles enter the top 20. The chart greets arrivals from Pink, John Legend, Toby ...

  42. ASCAP Honors McEntire, Jackson, Berg

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country's top songwriters and music publishers were honored tonight (Oct. 13) as the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) celebrated those who wrote the most performed country songs of the past year. The 46th annual A ...

  43. Simpson Tapped For Rascal Flatts Tour

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson has been tapped to support Rascal Flatts on the winter leg of the country group's ongoing Bob That Head Tour. Simpson, who will be on the road supporting her new country album "Do You Know" (Columbia Nashville), join ...

  44. R. Kelly Breaks Silence On Child Porn Trial

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly broke his silence about his recent acquittal on child pornography charges during an interview last night (Sept. 16) with BET News. "If it has had any impact, I would hope it would be a positive impact and I can move on with my life,& ...

  45. Record Industry Vet Merlin Littlefield Dies

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Merlin Littlefield, a former music industry executive who enjoyed a second successful career in state government, died of pancreatic cancer at the Alive Hospice in Nashville on Sept. 9. He was 65. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Littlefield graduat ...

  46. Rascal Flatts, Swift To Announce CMA Nominees

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift will announce final nominees for the 2008 CMA Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from ABC's "Good Morning America" studios in New York. Meanwhile, rising stars Lady Antebellum and James Otto will join CMT& ...

  47. AFM Files Suit Against American Idol

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The American Federation of Musicians has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against American Idol Productions and its subsidiary Tick Tock Productions, who they alleged created an unauthorized orchestral soundtrack for the second season of &qu ...

  48. CMA Music Fest Daily Attendance Up In 2008

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 2008 CMA Music Festival, held June 5-8 in Nashville, notched record numbers, with its average daily attendance of about 52,000 -- up 9% over last year. A total of 180 acts performed more than 34 hours of concerts at a wide range of venues, inc ...

  49. Stars Celebrate Fuller's MMF Honor

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller picked up the Music Managers Forum's biggest award Wednesday night, with a little help from his celebrity clients. Annie Lennox presented the 19 Entertainment CEO with the Peter Grant award for outstanding management achievement ...

  50. Diamond Dominates Billboard 200 With First No. 1

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In another busy week in the top tier of The Billboard 200, Neil Diamond's "Home Before Dark" zooms in at No. 1, becoming his first chart-topping album. The Columbia set got a big plug when Diamond appeared on "American Idol&quo ...

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