1. The New 'American Idol': A Cheeseburger, a Coke and a Smile (and Shut the F--- Up)

    January 13, 2014 1:08 PM EST The biggest difference viewers will notice when "American Idol" season 13 kicks off on Jan. 15? Not the snazzy Roman numeral logo or the postcard-inspired, Greetings from Asbury Park-esque graphics denoting each audition city. With a new ...

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  3. Ten Years of 'American Idol' Chart Dominance: Clarkson, Underwood, Daughtry, Fantasia, More

    June 11, 2012 1:36 PM EDT Some of the American idols from the last decade of "American Idol," which turns ten today (June 11, 2012) Say what you will about "American Idol," the music competition TV series, which turns ten years old today, is an undeniab ...

  4. 'American Idol' Tenth Anniversary: 345 Billboard No. 1s, From Kelly Clarkson to Phillip Phillips

    June 11, 2012 8:26 AM EDT Today, June 11, 2012, marks the tenth anniversary of "American Idol," and in that time the music competition TV program has racked up some jaw-dropping numbers: Many episodes have drawn over 30 million viewers; and a record-setting numbe ...

  5. Billboard Bits: M.I.A. Still Promises Free Show, Don Imus Preps 'Ranch Record'

    September 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. M.I.A. Still Promising Free Show M.I.A. has scheduled a show in New York City for Sept. 27, but the set will not be free, despite the singer's promise that she will ...

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Avenged Sevenfold, Usher

    August 05, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 SWEET AND STICKY: Sugarland 's "Stuck Like Glue" affixes itself to the Billboard Hot 100 , arriving as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. The song is the 222nd in the Hot 100's history to enter inside the top 20. (The first was Herman ...

  7. Exclusive: 'Idol's' DeWyze, Bowersox Sign Record Deals

    May 27, 2010 6:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 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, ...

  8. Adam Lambert Announces 'Glam Nation' Tour Dates

    April 27, 2010 11:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 A dam Lambert fans should get ready to see a whole lot of black leather, lasers and eyeliner up close, as the "American Idol" alum today (Apr. 27) announced the dates for his headlining "Glam Nation Tour." Lambert's trek kic ...

  9. Lady Antebellum Returns to No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 10, 2010 11:51 AM EST 0 0 0 L ady Antebellum 's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, bumping Sade 's "Soldier of Love" down to No. 2, while six albums debut in the top 10 of the tally, the most since last October. Lis ...

  10. 'American Idol' Sends Home Haeley Vaughn, Jermaine Sellers, Michelle Delamor, John Park

    March 04, 2010 9:21 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" viewers sent four more contestants packing on Thursday night (Mar. 4), as Haeley Vaughn, Jermaine Sellers, Michelle Delamor and John Park were eliminated from the competition. After the entire "Idol" top 20 perfor ...

  11. 'American Idol' Eliminates Tyler Grady, Ashley Rodriguez, Janell Wheeler, Joe Munoz

    February 25, 2010 9:21 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" voters said goodbye to the first four contestants of season nine on Thursday night (Feb. 25), eliminating Janell Wheeler, Joe Munoz, Ashley Rodriguez and Tyler Grady. The eliminations followed two shaky performance nights t ...

  12. Grammy Record of the Year? Stars' Picks - Billboard.com

    Grammy Record of the Year? Stars' Picks - Billboard.com

    January 26, 2010 2:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Ke$ha, Jay Sean, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, The Fray, Keri Hilson, Melanie Fiona, Leighton Meester, Orianthi and many others pick who they want to win the 2010 Record of the Year Grammy. grammy awards , Melanie Fiona , America ...

  13. Video: 2009 Chart Stars Talk 2010 Plans

    December 30, 2009 2:19 PM EST 0 0 0 As chart stars like Ke$ha, Jay Sean, Adam Lambert and Wyclef Jean descended upon New York this holiday season, Billboard's cameras caught up with them at Z100's Jingle Ball concert and at the Vevo launch party to find out their personal hi ...

  14. Allison Iraheta's 2010 Look-Ahead - Billboard.com

    Allison Iraheta's 2010 Look-Ahead - Billboard.com

    December 22, 2009 6:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Allison Iraheta looks back at her 2009 and ahead to her plans in 2010. Billboard.com interview by Mariel Concepcion, Dec. 2009, at Jingle Ball in New York. Pop , interview , American Idol , Live , exclusive , Jingle Ball , rock , vuclip , z100 , All ...

  15. Eva Longoria Parker To Usher In New Year's With Billboard

    December 16, 2009 11:08 AM EST 0 0 0 Actress Eva Longoria Parker will join host Carmen Electra for Billboard's New Year's Eve Live special which is airing Dec. 31 from 11:00 PM to 12:30 AM on Fox. As previously reported, American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen , Idol fin ...

  16. Eva Longoria Joins Billboard's New Year's Eve Live Special

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Actress Eva Longoria Parker will join host Carmen Electra for Billboard's New Year's Eve Live special which is airing Dec. 31 from 11:00 PM to 12:30 AM on Fox. As previously reported, American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen, Idol fi ...

  17. '09 Bests & 2010 Plans From Glambert, Wyclef, Ciara & More - Billboard.com

    '09 Bests & 2010 Plans From Glambert, Wyclef, Ciara & More - Billboard.com

    December 14, 2009 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard caught up with Wyclef, Adam Lambert, Ciara, Raphael Saadiq, Allison Iraheta and others at the Vevo Launch Party to hear about their '09 music moments and plans for 2010. Interview by Evie Nagy. Twilight , exclusive , Ciara , R&B , ...

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Colbie Caillat, Sade

    December 10, 2009 5:29 PM EST 0 0 0 'LAST'-ING IMPRESSIONS: Although it has become a modern-day holiday standard - it ranks at No. 13 on this week's Holiday Songs chart, between carols by Paul McCartney and Gene Autry - Wham! 's "Last Christmas" never cha ...

  19. Kris Allen, Sean Kingston To Play Billboard New Year's Special

    December 07, 2009 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Carmen Electra will host Billboard's New Year's Eve Live special airing Dec. 31 from 11:00 PM to 12:30 AM on Fox. American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen , Idol finalist Allison Iraheta , and Sean Kingston are set to perform at the ev ...

  20. Carmen Electra To Host Billboard New Year's Special

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carmen Electra will host Billboard’s New Year’s Eve Live special airing Dec. 31 from 11:00 PM to 12:30 AM on Fox. American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen, Idol finalist Allison Iraheta, and Sean Kingston are set to perform at the event, which ...

  21. Boyle v. Bocelli on the Billboard 200, Chris Brown Can't Let Go

    December 04, 2009 7:07 PM EST 0 0 0 In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, it's a battle of crooners as Andrea Bocelli 's "My Christmas" may usurp Susan Boyle 's "I Dreamed A Dream" in the top position on the Billboar ...

  22. The Daily Noise 12.4.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 12.4.2009 - Billboard.com

    December 04, 2009 3:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Andrea Bocelli neck in neck with Susan Boyle to top album chart, Chris Brown's leaked songs seem heavy on Rihanna references, Grizzly Bear can't pronounce their album title. Veckatimist , R. Kelly , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , susan boy ...

  23. Boyle, Bocelli Battle For Next Week's No. 1 Album

    December 04, 2009 1:16 AM EST 0 0 0 On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, the sweet sounds of Susan Boyle 's album "I Dreamed a Dream" may be replaced by the holiday tunes of Andrea Bocelli as the latter's "My Christmas" set could rise to the to ...

  24. Video: Kara DioGuardi Looks Ahead To 'Idol'

    November 25, 2009 1:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Kara DioGuardi's written plenty of pop hits, turning love woes and triumphs into catchy hooks for everyone from Pink to Cobra Starship , Britney Spears to Kelly Clarkson and more. But when asked to pick her all-time favorite song from the pack, ...

  25. Kris Allen: The Billboard Cover Q&A

    November 20, 2009 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 'American Idol' season-eight champ talks about his new album, his upcoming tour - and what he learned from Wikipedia. Plus: The Adam Lambert Billboard cover feature and video. Skip To: Kris Allen Q&A | Adam Lambert feature One year ago ...

  26. Latin Briefs: Allison Iraheta, Dia de los Muertos Festival

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- "American Idol" Season 8 contestant Allison Iraheta will release “El Viernes Te Olvido Yo," the Spanish version of her single "Friday I'll Be Over U" to Latin radio. Iraheta, who won the Telemundo singing competiti ...

  27. 'Idol' Alum Jason Castro Plots Tour

    September 29, 2009 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ason Castro -- the original dark horse contestant on "American Idol" who finished fourth in 2008 -- is hitting the road for a national mall tour in support of his self-titled debut. The Texas singer-songwriter's trek begins Oct. 12 ...

  28. 'Idol' Finalist Danny Gokey Signs Record Deal

    September 02, 2009 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 It took him a bit longer than his fellow contestants, but "American Idol" finalist Danny Gokey has landed a record deal. The 29-year-old Wisconsin native -- who finished third on the show behind Kris Allen and Adam Lambert -- has inked a r ...

  29. Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta Close To Finishing Debut Albums

    August 31, 2009 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's no rest for the signed on the American Idols Live! tour -- just ask runner-up Adam Lambert and fourth-place finisher Allison Iraheta, who are using any down time on the road to continue working on their debut albums, which are both due ...

  30. Idol Top 10: Allison Iraheta

    Idol Top 10: Allison Iraheta

    July 06, 2009 3:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 American Idol Top 10 finalist Allison Iraheta interview , American Idol , idols live tour , top 10 finalist , idol 2009 , Allison Iraheta , Allison Iraheta Videos , Allison Iraheta , American idol , Interview Videos Allison Iraheta Videos Allison Ir ...

  31. Video: 'American Idol' Top 10 Ready To Hit The Road

    June 24, 2009 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the American Idols Live tour gets ready to kick off its 50-city trek July 5 in Portland, Ore., Billboard sat down with this year's Top 10 contestants to talk about their struggles and triumphs during "Idol," how excited they are to ...

  32. 'Idol' Finalist Allison Iraheta Signed To 19/Jive

    June 10, 2009 11:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the heels of record deal announcements by Kris Allen and Adam Lambert , fellow "American Idol" finalist Allison Iraheta has inked a deal with 19 Recordings and Jive Records to release her debut album in the fall, it was announced today ...

  33. Ask Billboard: Kelly Clarkson, UB40, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw

    May 29, 2009 3:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CUBAN STARS Hi Gary, Always a ple ...

  34. Chart Beat: "Glee," Kris Allen, Steve Martin

    May 28, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 'GLEE' AMONG RECORD-SETTING CLUB: In a week dominated by "American Idol," it's another Fox TV-related show that spurs the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, having "Idol" as a lead-in helped the mu ...

  35. Kris Allen's Road To 'Idol' Victory

    May 21, 2009 8:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Not much has changed about Kris Allen since his mostly forgettable "American Idol" audition. Well, except for the winning-it-all part. When the 23-year-old college student from Conway, Ark., first auditioned with Leon Russell's " ...

  36. Adam Lambert Defeated in 'American Idol' Upset

    May 20, 2009 10:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Allen's smooth vocals and boy-next-door image propelled him to "American Idol" victory Wednesday, turning the theatrical powerhouse Adam Lambert into the most unlikely of also-rans . "I'm sorry, I don't even know w ...

  37. Kris Allen Crowned 'American Idol' In Surprise Victory

    May 20, 2009 10:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Allen was crowned the "American Idol" Season 8 champ on Wednesday night (May 20), after nearly 100 million votes declared the 23-year-old Conway, Arkansas native the winner over runner-up Adam Lambert. During the two hour-plus season ...

  38. 'American Idol:' 10 Things You Didn't See On T.V.

    May 19, 2009 11:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sure, countless millions watched the final performance showdown between Adam Lambert and Kris Allen on TV. But those in the audience at the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A. got to see the show behind the showdown. What you missed: 1. The extent of Sim ...

  39. Allison Iraheta Hopes To Follow In ‘Idol’ Alum Chris Daughtry’s Footsteps

    May 07, 2009 6:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Allison Iraheta knows that winning isn’t everything. Though the 17-year-old singer was eliminated from “American Idol” Wednesday night (May 6) after a record-breaking 64 million votes were tallied, she’s looking to another fourth-place "Idol&qu ...

  40. Allison Iraheta Slashed, 'American Idol' Top 3 Remain

    May 07, 2009 5:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" finalist Allison Iraheta has a reason to cry. The flame-haired 17-year-old high school student from Los Angeles, who crooned Janis Joplin's "Cry Baby" for her rock performance this week, was revealed Wednesda ...

  41. Adam Lambert Does 'Whole Lotta Love' On 'Idol' Rock Night

    May 06, 2009 6:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 The "American Idol" final four paired off to channel their inner rock stars Tuesday. The result? Some shined, some stumbled. And some things just tumbled. The remaining four singers performed duets along with their solos on the rock-themed ...

  42. Matt Giraud Exits 'Idol'

    April 30, 2009 7:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 The judges could not save Matt Giraud again on Wednesday as "American Idol" fans eliminated the singer by casting the fewest votes for him this week based on his rendition of "My Funny Valentine." Giraud, 23, of Kalamazoo, Michig ...

  43. Adam Lambert Is 'Feeling Good' After 'Idol' Rat Pack Night

    April 29, 2009 8:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paula Abdul stopped just short of declaring Adam Lambert the future winner of "American Idol." Instead, she compared him to a certain Olympic swimmer. The "Idol" judge praised yet another Lambert performance Tuesday night, tellin ...

  44. Double Elimination On 'Idol' As Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai Exit

    April 23, 2009 8:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two of the seven remaining finalists on TV's "American Idol," Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai, were sent home on Wednesday when fans cast the fewest votes for their performances during the hit talent show's disco-themed week. Rounds, ...

  45. Adam Lambert Secures 'Idol' Lead With Disco Song

    April 22, 2009 9:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Before he went on stage, the camera swooped down on "American Idol" contestant Adam Lambert as he stood beaming in the crowd. But as usual, Lambert was more than just a face in the crowd on Tuesday night, as he again wowed the judges and s ...

  46. Matt Giraud Spared, Miley Cyrus Appeared on 'American Idol'

    April 16, 2009 12:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The four "American Idol" judges used their one-time-only veto power on Wednesday to spare Matt Giraud from being sent home after the hit talent show's fans cast the fewest votes for his performance of "Have You Ever Really Loved ...

  47. Adam Lambert Gets 'Wild' On 'Idol' As Judging Format Changes

    April 15, 2009 6:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" tried to end on time Tuesday, implementing a format that allowed only two judges to review a singer. Host Ryan Seacrest explained: "We're working in teams tonight, so we make it in on time." Judge Simon Cowel ...

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