1. 'American Idol' Lands New Low for a Winner's Debut Album

    February 28, 2014 2:48 PM EST 0 0 0 After a number of delays, Candice Glover's debut album, "Music Speaks," has arrived on the Billboard 200 starting at No. 14. It's the 2013 "American Idol" winner's first album, and sold 19,000 copies in its first w ...

  2. We Are Toonz' 'Drop That #NaeNae' Dances onto Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    February 27, 2014 4:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Atlanta's latest dance craze, the Nae Nae, makes its presence felt on multiple Billboard charts this week, via We Are Toonz's addictive debut single "Drop That #NaeNae." The cut opens at No. 38 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No ...

  3. Eric Church Eyeing Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    February 19, 2014 9:39 PM EST With no new major competition to compete with, it seems that Eric Church's "The Outsiders" could nab a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Eric Church Scores Second No. 1 Album With 'Outsiders' It's too e ...

  4. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Steve Harvey Taking Awards Show to Atlanta; UMGD Launches Black History Month Campaign; and More

    February 10, 2014 8:16 PM EST -- Syndicated morning radio personality/TV talk show host Steve Harvey is taking his annual Ford Neighborhood Awards and Weekend Expo to Atlanta this year. Now in its 12th year, the four-day event will mark its first time in Atlanta when it hits t ...

  5. Briefs: Garfunkel & Oates Head to IFC; ‘Llewyn Davis’ Concert on Showtime; ‘Idol’ Winner’s Debut Pushed to 2014

    September 30, 2013 5:21 PM EDT 'Garfunkel & Oates' Series Green-Lit by IFC IFC has given the green light to a 10-episode series starring the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates. “Garfunkel & Oates,” slated for 2014, will focus on the aspirations and misadv ...

  6. 'American Idol' Winner Candice Glover to Release Debut Album in 2014

    September 30, 2013 2:51 PM EDT "American Idol" season 12 winner Candice Glover has pushed back the release of her debut album, "Music Speaks," from October to next February. Glover earned the "Idol" crown on May 16 and quickly released lead single ...

  7. MLB All-Star Music Lineup: Marc Anthony, Pitbull and Candice Glover

    July 09, 2013 7:00 PM EDT "American Idol" winner Candice Glover will sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the MLB All-Star Game on July 16, with a seventh inning performance of "God Bless America" by Marc Anthony. The game airs on Fox.  Pitbull, ...

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  9. Chart Moves: Robin Thicke Rockets Up Hot 100; Mariah Carey Gains In Second Week; 'Idol' Winner Candice Glover Debuts

    May 24, 2013 10:56 AM EDT As previously reported , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, and Daft Punk scores its first top 10 with "Get Lucky," featuring Pharre ...

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: The Billboard Music Awards, Part 2

    May 23, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Why stop the fun at Sunday night? Chart Beat presents this week's chart news in similar, star-studded fashion. The 2013 Billboard Music Awards were so much fun (and scored such great ratings ) that it seems a shame that we have to wait a who ...

  11. 'American Idol' Finale's Ratings Free Fall: What Went Wrong

    May 17, 2013 10:10 PM EDT The numbers are in on the "American Idol" season 12 finale, and it’s not a pretty picture. The Fox show saw a dip of more than 40 percent from the 2012 season closer, losing some 7 million viewers to come in at a 3.6 rating among adult ...

  12. '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 ...

  13. Candice Glover Q&A: 'I'm Ready to Work'

    May 17, 2013 8:36 AM EDT After being crowned winner of "American Idol," Candice Glover headed to the backstage press area where she greeted a sea of reporters. The South Carolina native took the podium to discuss overcoming her nerves of singing with Jennifer ...

  14. How Candice Glover Won 'American Idol'

    May 17, 2013 4:02 AM EDT With a flawless voice that recalled past "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson and a sense of determination after not making it in previous seasons, Candice Glover did the one thing Hudson wasn't able to do: She won the title o ...

  15. 'American Idol' Winner Candice Glover Gets July Release for Debut Album

    May 17, 2013 1:47 AM EDT Mere hours after the "American Idol" season 12 finale wrapped, 19 Recordings/Interscope Records announced that winner Candice Glover's debut album will be out as soon as July 16. The title: "Music Speaks." Fans of the 23 y ...

  16. Candice Glover Wins 'American Idol' Season 12

    May 16, 2013 10:29 PM EDT Third time's a charm for Candice Glover. The South Carolina native, on her third "American Idol" after auditioning in seasons 9 and 11, became the first female winner of the show since season 6's Jordin Sparks, scoring the l ...

  17. Kree Let Candice Sing Last, Despite Winning 'American Idol' Coin Toss

    May 16, 2013 11:30 AM EDT "That is just Kree and that's her everyday," Glover says of Harrison. "She doesn't think about herself at all and puts everybody before her" Candice Glover and Kree Harrison took the stage at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre ...

  18. 'American Idol' Recap: Who Came Out on Top After Final Performances?

    May 15, 2013 11:57 PM EDT For the first time since 2004, two ladies squared off for the "American Idol" crown in its penultimate episode, the final show before the results are announced and the winner of the competition's 12th season is revealed. Both finali ...

  19. Candice Glover 'Still in a Daze' After Earning 'Idol' Finale Spot

    May 14, 2013 7:41 PM EDT Candice Glover is no stranger to the “American Idol” stage. The Charlotte, North Carolina, singer auditioned for season nine, failing to make the cut after Simon Cowell commented that he couldn’t see her being anything but a lounge singer. In sea ...

  20. Angie Miller Q&A: On Her 'Shocking' Elimination, Randy's Exit and Her Post-'American Idol' Plans

    May 10, 2013 8:49 AM EDT It's official. Candice Glover and Kree Harrison are headed to the finale next week where one will be crowned the next American Idol. While the duo advanced, it was revealed that 19-year-old Boston-native, Angie Miller, would be sent home . Th ...

  21. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover 'Somewhere' Near the Top

    May 09, 2013 11:30 AM EDT When "American Idol" reaches this stage of its season, it airs the episode one might think would provide the remaining contestants with their best chances at big moments. In a three-round evening, each performer sings a song chosen for t ...

  22. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover, Angie Miller Pull to Front on Top Four Do-Over

    May 02, 2013 1:10 PM EDT All of the finalists on this season of "American Idol" have been called a great number of things. In the case of many, cries of "old-fashioned" have abounded; despite their young age, the song choices and overall vibe of certai ...

  23. 'American Idol' Recap: No Clear Front Runner With Only Four to Go

    April 25, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Many things set the 12th season of "American Idol" apart from its recent predecessors (namely, ALL DEM GIRLS), but one of the most noticeable changes has to do with the front runner. And by that, I mean that there really isn't one. ...

  24. 'American Idol' Recap: Ladies Tackle Divas, Songs From Birth Year

    April 18, 2013 11:45 AM EDT "American Idol" is getting down to the wire. All that remains are five ladies, each with the potential in theory to win the competition, given that their respective fanbases can mount enough of a charge. Each remaining contestant has he ...

  25. 'American Idol' Recap: Down to 42 in Sin City

    February 17, 2012 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 For the second straight year, "American Idol" rolled in to Las Vegas for a few days of sun, fun and... oh yeah, cuts. Lots and lots of cuts. Perhaps it's the way the producers have set up some of this season's clips, but the elev ...