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  1. 'American Idol' Finale Draws Record Low Ratings

    May 17, 2013 4:48 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Ratings for the "American Idol" finale plunged to a record low for the 12-year-old show. According to Nielsen Co. figures Friday, Candice Glover's victory over Kree Harrison was watched by 14.3 million viewers. Th ...

  2. Adam Lambert, 19 Recordings 'Amicably' Part Ways

    January 13, 2013 5:34 PM EST Adam Lambert and 19 Recordings have parted ways, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Although the American Idol season eight runner-up had split with 19 Management in August 2011, he remained signed to the recording arm of 19 Entertainment (now ow ...

  3. Jesse & Joy's Pizza, 3BallMTY's Label, Carla Morrison's Choice Words: 10 Things You Didn't See (Or Hear) At The Latin Grammys

    November 16, 2012 7:30 AM EST Jesse and Joy (Getty Images) From stories about how last night's big Latin Grammy winners Jesse & Joy wrote their hit song over greasy pizza and badass Carla Morrison's interesting choice of words to Juanes' daughters' hobb ...

  4. Jesse & Joy Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 16, 2012 12:18 AM EST LAS VEGAS--Mexican pop/rock duo Jesse & Joy ran with the night as four-time winners at the Latin Grammys, taking home trophies for best record, song and contemporary pop vocal album. "Thanks to the best fans in the world," said Jessi ...

  5. Usher, Shakira to Join 'The Voice' for Spring Season

    September 17, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Usher and Shakira will replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green for the spring season of NBC's "The Voice." Aguilera said in a statement that it was important for her to take season four off to concentrate on a tour that will fol ...

  6. Beatles, Elvis, Sinatra Nominated For American Pop Music Hall of Fame

    September 17, 2012 2:05 PM EDT CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The American Pop Music Hall of Fame won't be open until next summer, but the first round of nominees to be inducted into the western Pennsylvania-based hall have been announced. The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Frank Sin ...

  7. Backbeat: Scooter Braun, Todd Moscowitz, More Rock 'In Touch' VMA After Party

    September 07, 2012 11:22 AM EDT MTV VJ and KISS FM DJ Karli Henriquez (left) and singer Kat Deluna (right) hang out with Schoolboy Records chief Scooter Braun at the In Touch VMA After Party. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Of the myriad VMA parties to choose from, for many, the In Touch ...

  8. Summer Love: Carly Rae Jepsen Scores Song of the Summer

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 'Call Me Maybe' is Billboard's Song of the Summer. Hey, we just met her, but this doesn't seem so crazy: After a season of pop culture ubiquity, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" tops Billboard's Songs of t ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Nicki Minaj Joining 'American Idol' (Report)

    August 20, 2012 1:42 PM EDT Ever since Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler stepped down from their "American Idol" judges' chairs, rumors have swirled about which stars will be asked to fill their seats. The first replacement announced last month was Mariah Carey ...

  11. Mariah Carey Named 'American Idol' Judge

    July 23, 2012 3:38 PM EDT As expected , Mariah Carey has signed on as a judge for the 12th season of "American Idol," Fox president Kevin Reilly confirmed to reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour Monday. "I'm so excite ...

  12. Mary J. Blige, Michael Buble Added to 'The Voice' as Advisors

    July 20, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige and Michael Buble will find their voices as advisors on NBC's The Voice in the upcoming Fall season. Powerhouse R&B singer Blige has signed on as an advising mentor for Adam Levine's team, Blige's rep confirmed. Ma ...

  13. Mark Burnett on 'The Voice's' Emmy Noms, 'Idol's' Snub: 'It's a New Era'

    July 20, 2012 9:37 AM EDT "I'm in a very good mood," says uber-producer Mark Burnett, who was awoken hours earlier to a flurry of calls and emails congratulating him on his combined five Emmy nominations, including reality and reality-competition nominations ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Jennifer Lopez Is Leaving 'American Idol'

    July 13, 2012 12:59 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez is leaving "American Idol," the 42-year-old pop star confirmed on "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest's radio show this morning. Lopez's departure follows yesterday's announcement that Steven Tyler will not ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. '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 ...

  18. Adam Lambert in Talks With 'American Idol' to Judge Season 12 (Report)

    July 09, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Prepare for a possible shake-up at the American Idol: Adam Lambert, season-eight runner-up, could join the judges' table for the 12th edition of the Fox competition. For the moment, the singer and the show are in the talking stage, E! News re ...

  19. Bubbling Under: Marina & the Diamonds Shine

    June 08, 2012 2:12 PM EDT Marina & the Diamonds While Marina & the Diamonds (Marina Diamandis) has flirted with U.S. chart success in the past, the Elektra/Atlantic act could be on its way to its first hit single with "Primadonna." The track, from her rec ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol' Season 11 as Show's Ratings Dip

    May 24, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Philip Phillips, The Leesburg, Ga. native, became the 11th winner of American Idol last night beating out California's Jessica Sanchez after a record 132 million votes were cast. The record number of votes, however, may be something of a pyrr ...

  22. Adam Lambert Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Trespassing'

    May 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as Adam Lambert's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold, traccording to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week� ...

  23. Jason Derulo Talks Performing Post Neck Injury, New 'American Idol' and Coke Promotion at Billboard Music Awards

    May 20, 2012 10:36 PM EDT On performing again after his neck injury: This Tuesday (May 22) is my first performance back since my neck injury on the season finale of "American Idol." It's special in a few ways, teamed up with Idol and Coke on Perfect Harmony ...

  24. Jermaine Paul Vs. Javier Colon: 2012's 'The Voice' Winners Not As Chart-tastic as 2011

    May 18, 2012 7:54 AM EDT Six songs performed on the May 7 live-performance season finale of NBC's music reality competition "The Voice" debut in the top 50 of the Hot Digital Songs chart. The splash is less, however, than that made by last year's final ...

  25. Pavarotti Manager Herbert Breslin Dead At 87

    May 17, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Herbert Breslin, the hard-driving manager who helped propel Luciano Pavarotti to international fame during the 36 years they worked together, has died, his wife said Thursday. He was 87. Breslin collapsed at his hotel in Nice, France, on Wednesday ...

  26. Adam Lambert Headed for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    May 16, 2012 3:49 PM EDT The Good News: Adam Lambert is vying for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The Bad News: His Trespassing set may only sell around 70,000 to 80,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 20, so say industry ...

  27. '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 ...

  28. Life After The Voice: The Future Plans For The Final Four

    May 09, 2012 1:01 PM EDT "It doesn't really matter who wins these things," said Carson Daly on the Red Carpet following the season two finale of The Voice as he discussed the future careers of the show's top four finalists. "We all know they all d ...

  29. Kenny Roberts, Famed Singing Cowboy Yodeler, Dies

    April 30, 2012 4:03 PM EDT Famed singing cowboy yodeler, Kenny Roberts died yesterday at his home in Athol, Mass. He was 85. A noted country music performer for more than 65 years, Roberts was known as "America's King of the Yodelers" for his trademark perfor ...

  30. New E! Show 'Opening Act' Offers YouTube Talent Opening Slots for Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, Rod Stewart, Others

    April 30, 2012 3:03 PM EDT Nigel Lythgoe ("American Idol," "So You Think You Can Dance") is teaming up with E! for new music reality series, "Opening Act," which debuts July 9 at 10p E.T./P.T. on the NBC Universal cable network. E! will formall ...

  31. 'American Idol's' Taylor Hicks Announces Las Vegas Residency

    April 19, 2012 9:13 PM EDT "American Idol" season 5 winner Taylor Hicks will return to the city where he first auditioned for the show that made him famous: Las Vegas. The Birmingham, Alabama native has signed on with Caesars Entertainment-owned Bally's Hotel ...

  32. 'American Idol' and 'X Factor' Nab Highest Ad Revenue Per Half Hour, According To Forbes

    April 10, 2012 6:27 PM EDT Glitzy productions, highly paid judges and lots of public jabs at the competition has paid off for reality shows when it comes to making the all-important ad revenue. Fox's "American Idol" topped Forbes list of TV's Biggest Mon ...

  33. Jason Derulo Teams With Coca-Cola For Crowd-Sourced Song, Plots Comeback After Neck Fracture

    March 28, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Coca-Cola is teaming up with Jason Derulo for the second installment of Perfect Harmony, a crowd-sourced songwriting project that lets fans participate in the creation of an original song. The partnership will be announced on tonight's episod ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Web Trends: Whitney's Funeral

    February 17, 2012 4:20 PM EST Google Trends: 
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  36. Backbeat: Karina Pasian Talks Valentine's Day EP, Courtship With Label Execs

    January 26, 2012 5:15 AM EST Last month (Dec. 12), Karina Pasian returned from close to a three year hiatus with a digital-only six track EP titled, " Trips to Venus ." The EP included a piano-heavy version of "This Christmas Song," in time for the holiday ...

  37. Kelly Clarkson Set to Perform National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVI

    January 11, 2012 9:56 PM EST All eyes will be on Kelly Clarkson on Feb. 5, when she tackles the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVI. After Christina Aguilera famously flubbed the lyrics at last year's game, the former "American Idol" winner faces the arduous tas ...

  38. '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 ...

  39. '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 ...

  40. Backbeat: Stars Line Up For Andrea Bocelli L.A. Foundation Launch

    December 15, 2011 7:00 AM EST Left to right: Gloria Jones (Quincy Jones' sister-in-law), Italian actress Jo Champa (who produced the evening in conjunction with StudioMusica), Quincy Jones (recipient of the First Andrea Bocelli Foundation Award), Andrea Bocelli and Veroni ...

  41. Backbeat: 'The Voice's' Dia Frampton Steps Into The Great Wide Open

    November 18, 2011 10:50 AM EST Dia Frampton sings alongside her longtime guitarist Carlo Gimenez. Dia Frampton , runner-up on the first season of NBC's "The Voice," performed four songs Thursday for the employees of Reveille Productions, the producer of "The ...

  42. Adele, Keith Urban, John Mayer: Why Are So Many Singers Having Surgery?

    November 09, 2011 6:55 PM EST It seems every week brings word of another music star going in for throat surgery. In early October, Adele said she was canceling all appearances through 2011 to undergo laser microsurgery to repair a hemorrhaged vocal cord. Two weeks later, John ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. '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 ...

  45. Backbeat: "It's Not All Bocelli and Opera"--Italian Musicians Invade L.A.

    October 13, 2011 2:22 PM EDT Members of the ska-punk band Apres La Classe makes the rounds Wednesday at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles. Among the people there to greet them was Italian trade commissioner Carlo Angelo Bocchi, who said "music is just as impo ...

  46. MTV's O Music Awards To Pay Homage To Steve Jobs

    October 11, 2011 8:49 PM EDT A special homage to the late Steve Jobs will be part of MTV's second O Music Awards, a show to honor artists and innovators affecting digital music culture held on Oct. 31. Talent confirmed to perform and present at the show includes Kelly Cl ...

  47. '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 ...

  48. 'American Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 05, 2011 9:00 PM EDT "American Idol" 2011 winner Scotty McCreery is poised to become the first "Idol" champ since Ruben Studdard in 2003 (and only third overall) to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their first release. Industry ...

  49. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Debra Rathwell

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 12 Debra Rathwell Senior VP, AEG Live Website: Aeglive.com Twitter: @aeglivenyc In her role as senior VP for AEG Live, the second-largest promoter in the world, Debra Rathwell acts as both a regional and local promoter in New York and New Jers ...

  50. Adele's '21' on Track to Be 2011's Best-Selling Album -- Can Anything Top It?

    September 15, 2011 3:33 PM EDT With 3.4 million sold since its debut in February according to Nielsen SoundScan, Adele's XL/Columbia album "21" is the fastest-selling release of any year since 2005. The last set to sell at a quicker clip was 50 Cent's " ...

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