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  1. 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 ...

  2. BACKBEAT: Bo Bice sings American Anthem at season opener for the Tennessee Titans!

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bo Bice sang the national anthem at the home opening game for the Tennessee Titans on August 23, where he also caught up with consultant Joe Patrick (right) and Lofton Creek Records (LCR) President and Artist Consultant Mike Borchetta(left). The A ...

  3. Kara DioGuardi Departs American Idol

    September 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ending weeks of speculation, Kara DioGuardi and Fox announced late Friday that she would be departing as a judge on "American Idol" after two seasons. A statement released by Fox was full of accolades for DioGuardi, perhaps to counteract ...

  4. Web Trends: Eminem, Cee Lo, Freddie Mercury and more

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours There are no stories in this topic at this time. YouTube: Today’s Hits Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna Cee Lo Green – F*ck You Kyle Andrews "You Always Make Me Smile" Can’t Be Tamed music video T ...

  5. No Autotuning Here, Say 'American Idol' producers

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell has gone from "American Idol" judge to a potential headache for the show. A furor over whether Cowell's British talent show "The X Factor" electronically altered contestant voices has prompted "American I ...

  6. Stone Temple Pilots Lip-Synching?

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Let's agree on this: If Scott Weiland is actually keeping this song going after what happens at 1:27 in the video - and by the way, ouch! - he gets all of our votes for Best Song Performance Ever After Falling Off Stage. Lip-synching? You be ...

  7. U.K. 'X Factor' Bans Auto-Tune

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. edition of Simon Cowell's music talent show "The X Factor" has announced that auto-tuning software will not be used on contestants' voices in future. Earlier this week, "X Factor" bosses came under fire from ...

  8. Aerosmith Bandmate Says Steven Tyler Confirmed For 'Idol'

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has signed a deal to become a judge on "American Idol," according to a news report on Wednesday quoting one of his bandmates. Fox and the show's producers have kept largely quiet on the speculation, but ...

  9. 'American Idol' to Refocus on Talent

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" will refocus on strong talent in this coming season as it looks to revive its ratings, Michael Ferrel, CEO of owner CKX Inc., said Monday. "We want to refocus 'Idol' on its talent," he told analysts ...

  10. 'Idol' Back-Up Plan: Shania Twain

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As the "American Idol" judge selection process continues, sources tell TMZ that a deal to bring Jennifer Lopez on board isn't dead yet, but country star Shania Twain is a potential back-up. Twain had a successful appearance this pas ...

  11. 7 Reasons Fox Hasn’t Signed An 'Idol' Judge

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell declared he's leaving "American Idol" back in January. Now it's a few weeks before the "Idol" judging panel goes before the cameras on the show's audition trail, and there's still no replacement ...

  12. Nick Cannon: Mariah Wants To Be 'Idol' Judge

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard sister publication the Hollywood Reporter spoke today with Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey's husband, about his just extended term as chairman of the teens-only TeenNick network, his hosting duties of NBC's "America's Got T ...

  13. 'American Idol' Watch: Lythgoe Officially Onboard, Iovine As Mentor?

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox on Thursday confirmed that Nigel Lythgoe will return as an executive producer of "American Idol." He joins executive producers Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Ken Warwick for the 10th anniversary season that kicks off in January ...

  14. ‘Sing Along’ Star Mitch Miller Dies

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mitch Miller, the powerful American music executive who guided some of the biggest U.S. pop stars of the 1950s and had Americans crooning with him on the "Sing Along With Mitch" television show, has died at age 99. Miller, who wore a tra ...

  15. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Kara Dioguardi, Steven Tyler, J-Lo and more

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 1. Kara Dioguardi Kara Dioguardi has allegedly been fired from American Idol. 2. American Idol Ellen DeGeneres and Kara Dioguardi have allegedly been replaced by Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler on American Idol. 3. Steve ...

  16. Robbie Williams To Star In Video Game

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop superstar Robbie Williams is to feature in his own karaoke video game, "We Sing Robbie Williams." It will feature 25 tracks accompanied by all the original videos. The game is to be released by publisher Nordic Games, which stru ...

  17. 'American Idol' Season 10 Underway In Nashville

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 10th season of "American Idol" is under way in Nashville, and despite the long lines and big dreams of wannabe contestants, there's no denying that something's missing. "'Idol's' going to be different th ...

  18. Delorean, La Bien Querida Win Spanish Indie Awards

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Delorean (Mushroom Pillow) took the Spanish artist of the year award at the Independent Music Awards held by indie label association UFI in Madrid. La Bien Querida (Elefant Records) lifted two prizes - best album of the year for "Romancero&qu ...

  19. 'American Idol' Joins List Of Shortened Summer Tours

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The "American Idol" U.S. tour was cut short by two weeks on Wednesday (July 7), less than a week after it kicked off, joining artists ranging from the Jonas Brothers to the Eagles who have pulled out of summer dates. Eight scheduled show ...

  20. Queen Version of 'Guitar Hero' Coming

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Queen guitarist Brian May confirmed to a Swedish news site that there will be a Queen-branded version of "Guitar Hero" coming out next year. Queen has been quite prolific on the videogame front. It’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is featured on bo ...

  21. NY Vet Dogs Mariah Carey Over Bills

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey is in the doghouse with a veterinarian who says the pop superstar hasn't paid nearly $30,000 in bills for three of her prized pooches. Veterinarian Cindy Bressler sued Carey on Wednesday (June 23) in a Manhattan state court. Bres ...

  22. Italian Indie Sugar Revives Insieme Brand

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sugar , Italy's leading indie label, is reviving its Insieme ("Together") brand as a management company. The Insieme label was originally founded by Caterina Caselli in the late 1980s. It was subsequently replaced by the Sugar label ...

  23. Fox To Lower 'Idol' Age Requirement

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox is lowering the age requirement to audition for "American Idol," allowing 15-year-old singers to compete for the first time. Previously, contestants had to be at least 16 to appear on the show. The maximum age to try out for "Id ...

  24. DeWyze, Bowersox Reflect On "Idol," Reveal Album Details

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" Lee DeWyze offered up some hints as to the direction of this first major label album Friday, saying he's most recently been inspired by the Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews and Sufjan Stevens. "I really dig [Kings o ...

  25. Exclusive: Lee DeWyze Signs with 19/RCA, Crystal Bowersox Signs with 19/Jive

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It hasn’t even been 24 hours since Lee DeWyze was crowned this year’s “American Idol,” but already he and his runner-up, Crystal Bowersox, have signed their record deals. DeWyze is signed to 19 Recordings Limited and RCA Records, while Bowersox is ...

  26. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV (Night 2)

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Congratulations to "American Idol" Season Nine champ Lee DeWyze - not since Kelly Clarkson won in the first season has a winner seemed so totally blown away by taking home the title. Lee's astonishment was there for all to see on TV ...

  27. 'Idol' Results Finale Ratings Down 16%

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The crowning of Lee DeWyze as the ninth season "American Idol" champ drew 24.2 million total viewers Wednesday night, down 15.9% from the 28.8 million that watched Kris Allen take the title in 2009, according to numbers provided by Nie ...

  28. Lee DeWyze Wins 'American Idol'

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It was a paint rags to riches story made for television, as Lee DeWyze was named the champion Wednesday night for the ninth season of "American Idol." The raspy and rock-friendly voice of DeWyze, 24, a paint salesperson from Mount Prospe ...

  29. David Bisbal Gets New Manager At Universal's Global Talent

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music industry veteran Jose Luis Villarreal has been appointed as the new manager for Spanish star David Bisbal. Villarreal will be working through Global Talent Services (GTS), the management division of Universal Music Latin America, which handl ...

  30. YouTube Reaches 2 Billion Daily Streams

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube gave itself a little pat on the back today, boasting a new milestone of 2 billion video streams per day . The stat came as part of a 5-year anniversary post on the company's blog, noting that the number is "nearly double the prim ...

  31. Only Men Aloud Beats Pope At Classical BRIT Awards

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Welsh male choir Only Men Aloud has triumphed over Pope Benedict XVI by winning the prestigious album of the year prize at the 2010 Classical BRIT Awards. The 20-member strong choir, who first found fame on U.K. reality TV show "Last Choir St ...

  32. '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 ...

  33. '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 ...

  34. Bocelli, Bryan Adams To Headline World Cup 'Grand Finale'

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams will perform at a FIFA-endorsed concert in South Africa to mark the end of the World Cup. Concert organizers said that Bocelli will take center stage at the "Celebrate Africa, ...

  35. Publishing Briefs: UMPG Signs Kris Allen, SESAC’s Music Awards In May

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Publishing Briefs: UMPG Signs Kris Allen, SESAC’s Music Awards In May -- Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with 2009 “American Idol” winner Kris Allen . The publishing deal encompasses Allen’s ...

  36. Music Director Rickey Minor Leaves 'Idol' For 'Tonight'

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" bandleader and music director Rickey Minor is leaving the show after this season to become the music director on "The Tonight Show." Rickey Minor's on-air debut alongside Jay Leno will be June 7. Current &q ...

  37. Pope On Shortlist For Classical Brit Awards

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pope Benedict, whose voice is featured on an album of music from the Vatican, is nominated for a Classical Brit Award. "Music From the Vatican (Alma Mater featuring the voice of Pope Benedict XVI)" (Polydor) is one of 10 records contesti ...

  38. Business Matters: Rhapsody, Charlie Daniels, Karaoke and More

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Rhapsody is working with Dolby Laboratories to better format its catalog of 9 million tracks for mobile delivery. That means tracks will take less hard drive space, will have better playback quality and will load faster. Those characteristics s ...

  39. Anastacia, Natalia To Team Up In Antwerp

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Flemish singer Natalia and Sportpaleis CEO Jan Van Esbroeck announced that a third edition of 'Natalia Meets...' will be held in January 2011, pairing the artist with Anastacia at the arena in Antwerp. With over 130,000 tickets sold for ...

  40. No Deal For Paula Abdul At ABC

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul won't be judging "Star Search." The former "American Idol" judge and ABC couldn't come to terms on Abdul judging a reboot of the classic talent show. The outcome puts the fate of the show in doubt since AB ...

  41. Sanremo Acts Still Dominate Italian Charts

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Italian album charts continue to be dominated by artists who appeared at this year's Sanremo Festival. Taking the No. 1 spot for the third straight week is Marco Mengoni with the album "Re Matto" (RCA Sony). Mengoni, who last ye ...

  42. R&B Briefs: TV One, E-40, Donnis and More

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- TV One is ramping up four new episodes of its popular biography series, "Unsung." The next rollout of hour-long programs begins March 22 (9 p.m. ET) with a profile of Rose Royce. That episode will be followed by profiles of Sylvester ...

  43. Xerox, Starwood Hotels Back Upcoming Sting Tour

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sting’s world tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will feature Xerox as presenting sponsor and Starwood Hotels and Resorts as the official hotel partner. The tour will find Sting performing his most well-known songs re-tooled for sy ...

  44. E1, Purpose Records Form Partnership

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST New York-based E1 Entertainment and Purpose Music Group have partnered to release new albums by R&B artists Elisabeth Withers and Anthony David. The exclusive licensing deal covers all territories excluding Europe, Australia, the U.K. and Sout ...

  45. 'Idol' Judges Jeer Male Semifinalists

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tim Urban tripped up his second shot at "American Idol" fame. The shaggy-haired 20-year-old singer, who served as a last-minute replacement for 25-year-old shoe salesman Chris Golightly in the top 24 semifinalists, was derided by the Fox ...

  46. Valerio Scanu Wins Controversial Sanremo Festival

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Valerio Scanu (EMI) was the winner of the 60th edition of Italy's flagship Sanremo Festival. The competition concluded chaotically on Saturday (Feb. 20) amid concerns about the voting system. Scanu came first with the song "Per Tutte le ...

  47. 'American Idol' Top 24 Revealed

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" revealed the remaining 17 of its top 24 season nine contestants on Wednesday night (Feb. 17), following the previous night's unveiling of the first seven finalists and capping off over a month of audition rounds. O ...

  48. Briefs: Rock Band, Simpson, Brazilian Piracy Crackdown

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Harmonix, the MTV game development subsidiary responsible for the Rock Band franchise, has put in requests to license some very non-rock related music, sparking speculation the company may be expanding into hip-hop. The music licensing site Roy ...

  49. Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Travis Barker To Perform At Grammys

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Travis Barker are the latest acts added to the Grammy roster. According to an early Thursday tweet posted on the official Grammy Awards Twitter page, the three rappers and drummer will team up for a "special perfo ...

  50. 'Australian Idol' Taking 2010 Off: Report

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The "Australian Idol" TV talent quest will take a break from the airwaves this year, if unconfirmed reports are to be believed. Network Ten, the free-to-air TV station which last year dumped its coverage of the annual ARIA Awards, is und ...

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