Music competitions

  1. 'The Voice' Bringing Back Original Coaches for Season 5

    May 17, 2013 6:33 PM EDT Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who have been on the NBC singing competition since its inception, will be reunited with Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green in the red chairswhen The Voice returns in the fall, it was announced Friday. The Hollywoo ...

  2. 'X Factor' Update: Britney Spears' Possible Exit Isn't the Only Big Change Coming

    December 28, 2012 6:09 PM EST Days before country singer Tate Stevens was declared the winner of "X Factor's second season in the U.S., show creator and judge Simon Cowell said the show's success was owed to the younger audience it brought to Fox. In the week of ...

  3. A Britney Spears Exit From 'X Factor': How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 27, 2012 11:09 PM EST Two weeks after Antonio "L.A." Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel, rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread on Thursday (Dec. 27), f ...

  4. Demi Lovato to Join L.A. Reid for 'X Factor' Q&A at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 12, 2012 2:04 PM EDT Demi Lovato, a judge on this season's 'X Factor,' will take part in an X Factor Q&A with Epic Records chairman/CEO L.A. Reid at this year's Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, presented by First ...

  5. Cee Lo Green Inks First-Look Deal With NBC, Developing Semi-Autobiographical Scripted Comedy

    September 06, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Cee Lo Green is adding scripted TV to his repertoire. "The Voice" coach has inked a first-look deal with NBC to develop, produce and potentially star in new projects -- scripted and unscripted -- for the network under his newly launched ...

  6. Post 'American Idol' -- What Lies Ahead For Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez?

    July 13, 2012 3:42 PM EDT An old saying contends houseguests and fish last about three days. Swap out days for TV seasons and it appears destined to apply to singing competition judges as well. Steven Tyler announced Thursday (July 12) he would not return to "American ...

  7. Steven Tyler Quits 'American Idol'

    July 12, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Steven Tyler is leaving "American Idol" after a two-season run as judge, Fox announced today (July 12). "After some long, hard thoughts, I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress 'American Idol' befo ...

  8. 'Opening Act' on E! Connects YouTube To Real World

    July 11, 2012 5:50 PM EDT In a new E! series, an 'Idol' bigwig connects YouTube acts with concert stars In the premiere episode of E!'s new reality show, "Opening Act," a 21-year-old singer/songwriter was plucked from a Dallas suburb to open a Rod ...

  9. Phillip Phillips Makes 'Idol' History as 'Home' Sells 278,000 Downloads

    May 30, 2012 4:18 PM EDT "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips earns the highest debut on the Digital Songs chart this week as his "Home" bows at No. 2 with 278,000 downloads sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. Even better: It's the second-best ...

  10. 'The Voice' Producers, NBC Greenlight New Singing Competition 'The Winner Is'

    May 29, 2012 4:05 PM EDT The producers of "The Voice" have taken its battle rounds set in a boxing ring and turned it into another singing show for NBC. The network, which airs "The Voice," has given a greenlight to "The Winner Is," a vocal g ...

  11. Watch the Billboard Battle of the Bands (Live Stream)

    May 18, 2012 10:45 PM EDT The Billboard Battle of the Bands begins at 8 pm (PT) with six of the country's best and most talented unsigned acts as voted on by Billboard readers, one from each of six regions: Saints of Valory (Southwest), Savannah Outen (Northwest), Tak ...

  12. 'X Factor': Can Britney Spears and Demi Lovato Make a Hot Show Even Hotter?

    May 14, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Before introducing Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as the new judges on "The X Factor" at the Beacon Theater in New York, Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly took a shot at the competition, NBC's "The Voice." After hav ...

  13. 'Glee' Moves to Thursday; Britney Spears, Demi Lovato 'X Factor' Announcement Expected

    May 14, 2012 10:30 AM EDT "Glee" is being moved to Thursday from Tuesdays where it will follow "The X Factor" in the fall and "American Idol" in the spring. 'Glee' Music Honcho Adam Anders Responds to Gotye's Cover Criticism Fox ...

  14. ABC To Air 'Duets' Singing Competition With Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke

    March 08, 2012 9:52 AM EST ABC is diving into the competitive music competition space with its own celebrity-headlined series this summer. Duets will have American Idol season one alum Kelly Clarkson as well as Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke combing the co ...

  15. Simon Cowell To Launch DJ Competition Show

    January 25, 2012 2:28 PM EST Between his work on "American Idol," "Britain's Got Talent" and "The X Factor," Simon Cowell has been harvesting pop stars and helping to hone their natural talents for over a decade. He has made Kelly Clarkson, ...

  16. 'The Voice' Nabs Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, Miranda Lambert, 5 More As Advisers

    January 06, 2012 8:18 PM EST "The Voice" is ramping up for battle. Lionel Richie, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Alanis Morissette, Ne-Yo and Robin Thicke will chime in as advisers during the battle rounds in Season 2 of ...

  17. 'X Factor' Finale Accident Leaves 3 Stagehands Injured

    December 22, 2011 9:47 PM EST Tragedy nearly struck in the last minutes of the "X Factor" finale as a stair riser came unhinged and hit two stagehands in the head and another in the elbow. The paramedics were on scene within minutes at stage 36 of CBS Television City ...

  18. Billboard Women In Music 2011: List of Nominees

    December 02, 2011 1:30 PM EST At Billboard's Woman of the Year Ceremony in New York on Friday, Taylor Swift was honored as Woman of the Year, Nicki Minaj as Rising Star, and the list of executives honored was again topped by by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Julie Gr ...

  19. Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Hub

    December 02, 2011 12:45 PM EST BILLBOARD'S WOMEN IN MUSIC HONOREES INDEX: Our 2011 Top 40 Women in Music list reads like a roster of the top people in the music business who happen to be women. The range of their achievements-at labels or publishing companies, in touring o ...

  20. Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green of 'The Voice' Talk New Season, Super Bowl Show

    October 31, 2011 8:30 AM EDT In season two of NBC's "The Voice," the four teams will be expanded to 12 singers per coach, more blind rounds will air and the opening performance following the Super Bowl will be "kick-ass." Or at least that's what ...

  21. 'American Idol' Stages A Country Comeback

    October 14, 2011 9:49 AM EDT "American Idol" is back. With the arrival of the show's latest winner, Scotty McCreery, at the top of the Billboard 200 this week, he breaks a woeful streak of subpar performances from the series' recent winners. "Clear ...

  22. 'The X Factor' Vs. 'American Idol:' Who's Leading the Battle for Talent Show Supremacy (Analysis)

    October 07, 2011 9:43 PM EDT Now that "The X Factor" has had a minute to make its initial impression on America, with some 11.2 million people tuning in faithfully in week two, the time has come for us to step back and a take a good look at the slate of singing cont ...

  23. Backbeat: Leadership Music Welcomes Class of 2012 in Nashville

    September 19, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Alumni of Leadership Music , the Nashville-based group of music industry professionals, gathered Tuesday evening to welcome the Class of 2012. With open bars on either side of the hall and a spread of food in its center, the spacious room at the N ...

  24. Simon Cowell Breaks Silence on 'X Factor' Lawsuit, Slams 'Idol' Creator

    August 24, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Simon Cowell has some choice words for American Idol creator Simon Fuller: Keep your hands off "The X Factor." Cowell is finally responding to the lawsuit filed in July by Fuller against Fox and producer Fremantle claiming Fuller is owed ...

  25. Meet Billboard's 2011 Latin Power Players

    August 19, 2011 10:00 AM EDT For the second consecutive year, leaders of the Latin music industry are being honored with a Billboard Power Players report that recognizes this vital and important part of the music industry. The Billboard Power Players series highlights the ach ...

  26. Jennifer Lopez Is Returning to 'American Idol,' Nigel Lythgoe Says

    August 10, 2011 4:17 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez is returning to American Idol. Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe let the cat out of the bag Wednesday during Ryan Seacrest's morning radio show that the singer-actress will return to the judges' table alongside mainstay Randy Ja ...

  27. Pepsi to Showcase 'X Factor' Winner in Super Bowl TV Ad

    August 08, 2011 6:29 AM EDT A significant new element to Pepsi's sponsorship of "The X Factor" has raised the stakes for contestants on the Fox singing competition show: The soft-drink giant says it will feature the winner in a Pepsi TV ad that will air duri ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Pepsi to Feature 'X Factor' Winner in Super Bowl Ad

    August 05, 2011 11:12 AM EDT A significant new element to Pepsi's sponsorship of " The X Factor " has raised the stakes for contestants on the Fox singing competition show: The soft-drink giant says it will feature the winner in a Pepsi TV ad that will air duri ...

  30. 'American Idol' Creator Simon Fuller Sues Fox Over 'X Factor' Fees

    July 20, 2011 1:20 PM EDT TV's most-watched show exploded into litigation today as "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller sued Fox claiming he should be paid a rich fee for the upcoming Simon Cowell competition show "The X Factor." According to a law ...

  31. '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 ...

  32. Javier Colon Wins NBC Singing Competition 'The Voice'

    June 29, 2011 9:43 PM EDT "The Voice" crowned its inaugural winner on Wednesday's final results show. But before it did, the finalists performed duets with some famous guests, including Stevie Nicks and coach Blake Shelton's wife, Miranda Lambert. It wa ...

  33. NBC's 'The Voice' Plans Summer Concert Tour (Without Coaches)

    June 27, 2011 7:27 PM EDT Like "American Idol" before it, NBC's hit music competition show "The Voice" has a tour in the works featuring the show's eight finalists --Beverly McClellan, Vicci Martinez, Dia Frampton, Javier Colon, Nakia, Xenia, ...

  34. Billboard Country Music Summit Kicks Off Monday

    June 03, 2011 1:13 PM EDT The goal of the Billboard Country Music Summit , taking place Monday and Tuesday and produced in association with the Country Music Association , is simple: to bring together key stakeholders in the country music industry to discuss the most impor ...

  35. 'X-Factor' Airtimes Announced; Is Two and a Half Hours a Week Too Much?

    May 16, 2011 11:01 AM EDT Fox has given "The X Factor" the odd running time of 90 minutes and positioned it at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning this fall the network announced Monday morning. An hourlong results show will be aired Thursdays. "The X Factor&quo ...

  36. 'Idol Puerto Rico' Launching in July

    May 03, 2011 3:22 PM EDT Puerto Rico will launch its own version of "American Idol," titled "Idol Puerto Rico," in July. The show, which will be produced locally by television station Wapa TV and FremantleMedia, will feature as judges singer/songwriter ...

  37. Jennifer Lopez Shops Musical Competition to TV Networks: Report

    April 21, 2011 4:06 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez has joined forces with "American Idol" creator and executive producer Simon Fuller and his company, XIX Entertainment, for a new musical competition. They are shopping a reality series, tentatively titled "Que Viva,&q ...

  38. Blake Shelton Joins NBC's 'The Voice' As Judge

    March 07, 2011 4:00 PM EST Country singer Blake Shelton has been cast as the fourth judge and coach on NBC's singing competition show "The Voice." Shelton will be on a weekly panel with Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. Shelton is among countr ...

  39. 'American Idol' Scores Huge Ratings with Thursday Episode

    March 04, 2011 1:33 PM EST "American Idol" continues to post double-digit increases in its ratings, with Thursday night's paring down to 13 finalists scoring a 29 percent increase over last season's similar broadcast. With 24.96 million viewers Thursda ...

  40. Cee Lo Green, Maroon 5's Adam Levine Join NBC's 'The Voice'

    February 28, 2011 5:14 PM EST It's official: Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine have joined NBC's new musical competition series, "The Voice," from Mark Burnett. The musicians will act as two of the four coaches on the show, which launches wi ...

  41. 'American Idol' Launches Facebook Voting for Season 10

    February 24, 2011 8:26 PM EST In its 10th season, "American Idol" has added a voting booth that does not require a telephone. Viewers will be able to cast votes on "Idol's" Facebook page beginning Tuesday when the 12 male semifinalists take the stage ...

  42. Carson Daly to Host NBC's 'The Voice'

    February 01, 2011 4:12 PM EST Carson Daly has signed on to host NBC's upcoming talent competition series "The Voice," which is set to premiere this spring. Modeled after Holland's top-rated "The Voice of Holland," the U.S. version will showcase fo ...

  43. 'American Idol' Ratings Drop Second Night

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST The second episode of American Idol continued yesterday's downward trajectory. Averaging 22.9 million viewers with a 7.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, Idol was down 9 percent among total viewers and 15 percent in the demo, compared to the ...

  44. Universal Partners With 'American Idol' Rival 'The Voice Of...'

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has signed a recording and services deal with the producers of a new television singing competition "The Voice Of ...," which launches in the United States this spring to rival the popular "American Idol" ...

  45. 'American Idol': Behind the Scenes of TV's Big Gamble

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST There's a saying in the music business that you're only as good as your last hit. If that were true of television, then American Idol might have been dropped after last season. With falling ratings, to the tune of 9 percent, lack of star ...

  46. Simon Cowell Switches From Coke ('American Idol') to Pepsi ('X-Factor') Sponsorship

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell is now a Pepsi man. The U.S. version of The X Factor, which Cowell's Syco Television produces with FremantleMedia North America, has inked a deal with the soft-drink maker to become an official sponsor of the singing competition, ...

  47. 'American Idol' Moves from Hollywood to Las Vegas

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" has lost its mean streak. The hit Fox television show once exalted equally for its sensational singing and cutting criticism is embracing a softer approach this year, following the exit of top villain Simon Cowell and t ...

  48. NBC, Mark Burnett to Launch 'Idol' Rival

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST NBC is teaming with Mark Burnett and John de Mol to launch a new singing competition program that takes aim at Fox's American Idol and its upcoming series The X Factor. The broadcaster has acquired the rights to The Voice of Holland, a format ...

  49. Songwriters Today 'Pretty Awful' Says Elton John

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Elton John described today's songwriters as "pretty awful," pop music as uninspiring and talent shows like "American Idol" as boring in an interview published on Tuesday (Oct. 19). The 63-year-old singer of "Your Song ...

  50. Report: Jennifer Lopez Inks $12 Mil 'Idol' Deal

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez has sealed a one-year deal valued at around $12 million to become a judge on Fox hit show "American Idol," according to reports. A deal would allow Lopez to be at the auditions of the new season of "Idol," which ...

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