Lauren Alaina

  1. The Year In Country: Georgia Rules 2012 With Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum & More

    December 14, 2012 8:16 AM EST Georgia has long been a hotbed for country music, producing such stars as Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood, but perhaps never before have Peach State artists dominated the Billboard charts the way they did in 2012. Four Georgia acts ...

  2. Backbeat: Lionel Richie, George Strait, Play Surprise Sets At UMG Nashville CRS Showcase

    February 23, 2012 2:32 PM EST Lionel Richie (left) and George Strait who bookended performances at the Universal Music Group Nashville's third annual artist showcase at the Country Music Seminar. (Photo: Dirk Vanoucek) In what has become a recent highlight of Country Radi ...

  3. 'American Idol's' Casey Abrams Signs With Concord Music Group

    January 09, 2012 9:51 PM EST "American Idol's" Casey Abrams has signed with Concord Music Group. The season 10 finalist, who was famously saved during week five of the competition (and eventually eliminated on April 28) was a fan favorite from the start thanks ...

  4. 'American Idol' Alum Danny Gokey Parts Ways With RCA Nashville

    November 18, 2011 12:21 PM EST American Idol season 8 finalist Danny Gokey is the latest show alum to find himself without a major label deal. A spokesperson for the country singer's label confirms to the Hollywood Reporter that, "Danny Gokey and RCA Nashville have mu ...

  5. Chart Moves: Coldplay Rebounds on Hot 100; Plus Album Debuts from Britney Spears, Erasure

    October 20, 2011 3:48 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "Someone Like You" spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and -- in a pairing of a rap icon and one of the genre's rising stars -- Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa ente ...

  6. Evanescence, Five Finger Death Punch Eying Top of Billboard 200 Chart

    October 12, 2011 9:07 PM EDT After a long five-year wait, Evanescence is back -- and perhaps headed for its second No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The rock band's new self-titled third studio release could sell between 110,000 and 125,000 copies by week's e ...

  7. 'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery Makes History At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 12, 2011 11:00 AM EDT "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery makes history as his debut album, "Clear as Day," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 197,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. McCreery is the first country act to debut at No. 1 ...

  8. Adam Lambert Splits With 'Idol' Manager 19 Entertainment

    August 05, 2011 10:44 PM EDT Adam Lambert is parting ways with 19 Entertainment, the Hollywood Reporter has learned. The "American Idol" runner-up from season 8 is signing with Direct Management Group, whose client roster includes Katy Perry, K.D. Lang and The Go-Go ...

  9. 'American Idol' Vet Haley Reinhart Signs With Interscope

    July 25, 2011 3:07 PM EDT She may not have made it to the finals last season, but fans can expect more to come from Haley Reinhart. The 20-year old singer has inked a deal with Interscope records, the same label to snag ninth place finisher Pia Toscano . Though reports sur ...

  10. 'American Idol' Vs. 'The Voice': Who Won the Billboard Chart Battle?

    July 07, 2011 6:12 PM EDT Which TV reality singing competition made a bigger impact with music consumers this season, Fox's venerable "American Idol" or NBC's upstart "The Voice"? Let's take a look at the numbers logged by both "Idol ...

  11. 'American Idol' and Billboard: James Durbin, Haley Reinhart Become 55th and 56th Finalists on Charts

    July 07, 2011 4:47 PM EDT 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 B ...

  12. Which 'American Idol' Season 10 Alums Have Management Deals?

    June 23, 2011 11:58 PM EDT With the "American Idol" summer tour about to kick off (July 6 at West Valley City, Utah's Maverik Center is the first date of the two-month trek) and the careers of Season 10's alums soon to launch, some key management decisio ...

  13. Chart Moves: Adele, Lady Gaga, Scotty McCreery, 'Wicked'

    June 02, 2011 10:59 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" banks a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, ascending 2-1 on Hot 100 Airplay (144 million in audience, up 6%, according to Nielsen BDS) and 3-1 on the Mainstream Top 40 ra ...

  14. 'American Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery Makes Historic Start, Lauren Alaina Debuts on Hot Country Songs

    May 30, 2011 11:51 AM EDT After winning the 10th season of "American Idol" Wednesday, Scotty McCreery blasts onto Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Hot Country Songs chart at No. 32 with coronation track "I Love You This Big." McCreery performed the so ...

  15. 'American Idol' Draft Contracts Reveal Big Paydays for Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina

    May 26, 2011 3:07 PM EDT Scotty McCreery can thank a fourth judge for clearing his path to becoming the latest "American Idol" - one who didn't have to critique his singing. A Los Angeles judge approved a minor's contract establishing financial protect ...

  16. Scotty McCreery Wins 'American Idol' Season 10

    May 25, 2011 10:37 PM EDT Scotty McCreery, whose deep, syrupy voice has been compared to the likes of Josh Turner, was crowned season 10's "American Idol" on Wednesday's (May 25) finale. Seventeen-year-old McCreery defeated fellow teenaged country singe ...

  17. Seacrest: Record Vote For 'American Idol' Finale

    May 25, 2011 8:56 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest says the "American Idol" contest between two teenage country singers drew a record number of votes. More than 122 million votes were cast for Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery, "American Idol" host Seacrest said a ...

  18. Update: U2's Bono, the Edge to Perform on 'American Idol' Season Finale

    May 23, 2011 12:38 PM EDT After winning the Top Touring Artist Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 22), U2 members Bono and the Edge are set to perform on the "American Idol" season 10 finale this Wednesday. An announcement posted on U2. ...

  19. Web Trends: Dr. Dre's 'I Need A Doctor' Video, Watch Matt Bellamy Drunk At Shockwaves, Buy Bieber's Hair

    February 25, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: 20. American Idol Top 24 Season 10 The top 24 for the tenth season of "American Idol" was announced last night. Included are fan favorites Casey Abrams and Lauren Alaina, while other favorites such as Jacee Badeaux and Col ...

  20. Web Trends: Stormi Henley - Miss Teen USA American Idol, Eminem's Dr. Dre Cameo, Rivers Cuomo

    January 28, 2011 5:28 PM EST Google Trends: 12. Stormi Henley The former Miss Teen USA progressed to the Hollywood round after her audition on "American Idol" last night. 13. Lauren Alaina American Idol The 15-year-old blew away the judges on last night's " ...