1. Jake Bugg Benefits From ‘American Idol’ Appearance, Describes the Format As ‘Cruel’

    March 10, 2014 4:51 AM EDT 1 0 0 UNGRACIOUS: You don’t have to dig very deep to find the irony when it comes to Jake Bugg’s guest appearance on last week’s American Idol results show. Largely unknown in the United States, Bugg was asked to be the first new artist featured on the Fo ...

  2. Chart Moves: 'Pitch Perfect' Hits 1 Million in Sales, John Newman's Album Debuts in Top 30 and American Authors 'Day' Dawns

    January 19, 2014 11:58 AM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" held firm to the No. 1 slot, while Kid Ink took advantage of a sleepy chart week to nab a high debut at No. 3. "Frozen" sold. As usual, ther ...

  3. Dove Awards Nominees Include Chris Tomlin, Lecrae and Colton Dixon

    August 21, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The nominations for the 44th Annual Dove Awards were announced this morning, with a diverse slate of top artists including Steven Curtis Chapman, Lecrae and TobyMac all in the mix for inspirational music's biggest night. Chris Tomlin, who top ...

  4. Chart Highlights: Selena Gomez 'Get's New No. 1 On Dance/Club Play Songs

    July 01, 2013 3:05 PM EDT The singer ties for the fastest climb to No. 1 on the ranking since 2000 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. ...

  5. Chart Moves: Boz Scaggs Returns, Colton Dixon Gains, How to Destroy Angels Debuts, Replacements Return

    March 15, 2013 10:29 AM EDT This past week on the Billboard 200 , Luke Bryan claimed his first No. 1 with Spring Break . . . Here to Party , while Jimi Hendrix notched his highest charting album in 44 years with the No. 2 debut of People, Hell and Angels . Outside the top ...

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  7. Colton Dixon Goes Hard on Debut Album, Writes Songs With Lifehouse Frontman

    January 22, 2013 11:45 AM EST Debut 'A Messenger' slated for January 29 release Colton Dixon is ready to release what he's been working on since his stint on "American Idol" Season 11. His debut album, "A Messenger," is scheduled to drop on ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop Doubles The Fun.

    October 22, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The trio achieves a feat previously managed on Adult Pop Songs by only one other group in the chart's 16-year history. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gai ...

  10. Bubbling Under: 'American Idol's' Colton Dixon 'Never Gone' Debuts

    October 05, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Colton Dixon, Lucy Rose, Kristy Lee Cook and Bex. Colton Dixon Making a splash with a ...

  11. Bubbling Under: 'American Idol's' Colton Dixon 'Never Gone' Debuts

    October 05, 2012 10:16 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Colton Dixon, Lucy Rose, Kristy Lee Cook and Bex. Colton Dixon Making a splash with ...

  12. 'Idol's' Colton Dixon Unveils Original Song: 'It's Perfect For Arena Rock'

    July 07, 2012 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Colton Dixon doesn't have compromising photos, tape recordings or anything else with which he could blackmail the producers of "American Idol" or the American Idols Live! 2012 Tour. But he has managed the rare feat of being able to pe ...

  13. American Idols Live! Tour Kicks Off with High-Energy Detroit Show

    July 07, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The "American Idol" finalists reward after a grueling season of competition? A summer "vacation" spending 11 weeks on the road together. But at least there are no longer judges or mentors, no caustic comments, no fan votes. And R ...

  14. 'American Idol' Recap: Joshua, Hollie Steal '60s/Britpop Night

    May 03, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Five remain on the 11th season of "American Idol," and the competition has rarely been this fierce. Weeks ago, it seemed as though the show had its clear favorites. The Dave Matthews -loving Phillip Phillips was touted as a future star alm ...

  15. 'American Idol' Recap: The Songs of Queen, Plus a Few Surprises

    April 26, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The surprise elimination of Colton Dixon during last week's "American Idol" must have shocked the remaining hopefuls into going for broke, because Wednesday night's (April 25) edition featuring the top six was a tough one to judg ...

  16. Web Trends: Suge Knight Thinks Tupac Is Alive?

    April 20, 2012 5:42 PM EDT Google Trends: 1. the band Levon Helm's most popular associated act, trending in accordance with his passing Thursday. 3. levon Levon Helm passed away Thursday from cancer. 4. levon helm The late singer is being remembered for his legendary r ...

  17. 'American Idol' Recap: Colton Dixon Sent Packing in Major Upset

    April 20, 2012 9:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two weeks, two "Idol" contestants unexpectedly facing elimination. Unfortunately for Colton Dixon, he had the misfortune of earning the distinction the week after the judges' one and only save was used, thereby becoming no more than t ...

  18. 'American Idol' Recap: Judges Save Jessica Sanchez

    April 13, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the talented crop of singers that is "American Idol's" top seven, one had to think the judges could have been considering using their one and only save from elimination Thursday night (Apr. 12). But one may never have guessed the ...

  19. 'American Idol' Recap: Oh Yes It's '80s Night

    April 05, 2012 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was '80s Night on Wednesday's "American Idol," and for the most part, the remaining eight finalists paid solid tribute to the decade of decadence, tapered jeans and big hair. Among the highlights: Jessica Sanchez covering Whit ...

  20. 'American Idol' Recap: The Top Nine Emulate Their Own Idols

    March 29, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Randy Jackson likes to use the phrase "in it to win it" to describe contestants on "American Idol" who put in a heavyweight performance. It's always been a strange saying, since you'd expect ALL contestants to be, in fa ...

  21. 'American Idol' Recap: In a Billy Joel State of Mind

    March 22, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a world where pre-packaged musical artists are becoming more and more prominent every year, there's something to be said for staying true to oneself, as a certain "American Idol" contestant did on Wednesday night (Mar. 21). Phillip ...

  22. 'American Idol' Top 11: Bad Song Choices and Disqualifications

    March 15, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jermaine Jones, the proclaimed "gentle giant" who was brought back to the show after being eliminated prior to the semifinals, was announced Wednesday night (March 14) to be off "American Idol" -- for good this time. His eliminat ...

  23. White Lion: A Video Tribute!

    March 15, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 If 'American Idol' contestant Colton Dixon can remember the pop/metal band, why can't we? Kudos to "American Idol" finalist Colton Dixon for performing White Lion 's obscure song "Broken Heart" on last night&# ...

  24. 'American Idol' Recap: Jessica Sanchez Soars in (Lackluster) 400th Episode

    March 08, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Gee, for the 400th episode of "American Idol," that was... sort of lackluster, eh? The singing competition celebrated the milestone with the Top 13 taking the stage to perform the tunes of two singing icons. To the credit of "Idol,&qu ...

  25. 'American Idol': Meet Your Top 13 Singers

    March 02, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Following two nights of performances from the male and female semi-finalists, "American Idol" returned Thursday night (March 1) to whittle the number of contestants down to 13. A few of the singers still standing may surprise you. That sai ...

  26. 'American Idol' Top 25: Male Round Led by Joshua Ledet, Colton Dixon

    February 29, 2012 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" has finally rolled into the voting rounds, in which fans -- for the most part -- control the fates of the remaining 25 singers on the show. If Tuesday night's male semi-finalist show is any indication, the decision in ...

  27. 'American Idol' Season 11: Meet Your Top 24

    February 24, 2012 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 With 10 spots remaining prior to Thursday's "Idol," the cuts promised to be deeper than ever before. From young, budding stars to returning contestants, who made it through and who was sent home would be a question of both raw talent ...

  28. 'Idol' Drags Out Top 24 Announcement, Reveals First 14

    February 23, 2012 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol," the land of prolonged, dramatic pauses and shattered dreams. Wednesday night (Feb. 23), the singing competition announced the first 14 of its Top 24 finalists that will move on to the live shows starting next week. Along t ...

  29. 'American Idol' Top 24 Revealed

    February 24, 2011 11:56 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" season 10 finally has its top 24. After weeks of auditions and a drama-filled Hollywood round, judges Steven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson unveiled the two dozen finalists who will face off for fans' votes s ...

  30. Hollywood Week Heats Up 'American Idol' With Dreaded Elimination Rooms

    February 18, 2011 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Part three of Hollywood Week on "American Idol," which aired last night (Feb. 17), began dramatically enough, with Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson "laying it all out on the table" in the form of a final judgment to ...