1. Weekly Chart Notes: 10 Group Lead Singers Who Could Score Solo Success

    April 07, 2013 8:05 AM EDT With Justin Timberlake reigning post-'N Sync, what other famed group lead singers could rule on their own? Plus, chart honors for Crystal Bowersox, Joe Bonamassa and Bob Dylan The top title on the Billboard 200 for a second week belongs to ...

  2. David Archuleta

    David Archuleta

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  3. Publishing Briefs: CISAC Summit, Kobalt, Paul McCartney, Wonderlous, Jingle Punks, More

    October 16, 2012 5:16 PM EDT CISAC Summit Set for June 2013 CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, will hold its fourth biennial World Creators Summit on June 4-5, 2013, in Washington, DC, at the Ronald Reagan Center. Formerly known as t ...

  4. Chart Moves: John Mayer's Live EP Debuts on Billboard 200, David Archuleta Returns, Marvin Hamlisch Remembered

    August 17, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise collected its 16th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week, as "Now 43" arrived atop the list. The set sold 111,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. '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 ...

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Phillip Phillips, Aerosmith, Rihanna

    June 01, 2012 9:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Phillips' 'Home' is the 30th song by an 'American Idol' graduate to reach the Billboard Hot 100's top 10. As his "Home" debuts at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 , 2012 "American Idol" victor Phillip ...

  8. Spotlight On Brooklyn Haley

    March 05, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article In 2010, 13-year-old Brooklyn Haley had to leave Little River-Academy, Texas. The town, with a population of 1,600, was just too small for her big-city dreams of pop stardom. Two years later, those dreams are becoming a reality. Order ...

  9. David Archuleta 'Excited' to Shoot Philippine TV series

    January 13, 2012 7:54 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta says he's "excited" about working on a Philippine TV series. The singer's Filipino co-stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero welcomed him with flower garlands at Manila&# ...

  10. David Archuleta to Embark on 2-Year Mormon Mission

    December 20, 2011 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" season 7 runner-up David Archuleta is putting music on hold for two years while he embarks on a Mormon mission. The 20-year-old Murray, Utah native revealed his call to serve at the Salt Lake City stop of his My Kind of Chr ...

  11. Backbeat: Aaron Carter Lauded By Diehard Fans, David Archuleta at Off-Broadway Debut

    November 08, 2011 2:05 PM EST Aaron Carter (middle) poses in his dressing room with manager Johnny Wright (left) and "Fantasticks" co-author Tom Jones after his debut performance. Former teen pop star Aaron Carter kicked off an extended run in the Off-Broadway produc ...

  12. Evanescence Nets Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 19, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock band Evanescence returns to the Billboard 200 chart, scoring its second No. 1 album, as its self-titled third set bows with 127,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The act, led by singer Amy Lee, last released an album in 2006, when ...

  13. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards ...

  14. Bonnaroo 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    June 11, 2011 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bonnaroo 2011 kicked into high gear on Friday (June 10) with a full day of performances on the hot and dusty Manchester, Tenn. grounds. Sixty-five diverse artists, ranging from indie-rock darlings ( Arcade Fire , the Decemberists ) to hip-hop heavyw ...

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Beyonce

    June 02, 2011 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE START OF SOMETHING 'BIG': After a one-year break, the annual "American Idol" coronation single returns to the Billboard Hot 100 's top 15. Newly-crowned "Idol" champion Scotty McCreery's "I Love You T ...

  16. Jordan Knight 'Unfinished' Album Premiere

    May 24, 2011 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ordan Knight , lead singer of the '80's/'90's pop sensation New Kids on the Block , is showing the world that feel-good music is right for any time and at any age."There's this idea that when you turn 40, you automati ...

  17. David Cook To Release 'This Loud Morning' Album in June

    April 15, 2011 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former "American Idol" champ David Cook has set a summer date for the follow-up to his 2008 self-titled debut. The singer will issue his sophomore album, "This Loud Morning," on June 28 through 19 Recordings/RCA Records. "Th ...

  18. The Best-Selling Non-Winning 'American Idol' Finalists

    April 12, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 As rumors abound over Pia Toscano's possible record deal with Interscope (and, in juicier news, an alleged romance with a fellow reality show hopeful), "American Idol" viewers this week face the first episode following the power balla ...

  19. Ask Billboard: Ke$ha: 'World'-Class Singer/Songwriter

    March 18, 2011 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  20. David Archuleta Speaks Out on Split with Jive Records, Management

    February 23, 2011 7:46 AM EST 0 0 0 Former "American Idol" contestant David Archuleta has gone on record about his split from Jive Records and his management company. With a banana tree as background, the Season 7 runner-up told fans via a video on his theofficialarchuleta Y ...

  21. 'American Idol' Alum David Archuleta Dropped by Jive Records

    February 18, 2011 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" season 7 runner-up David Archuleta has been dropped by Jive Records, a label spokeperson has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter . Rumors that Archuleta had been dropped first began spreading on Thursday night (Feb. 17), af ...

  22. 'American Idol' Alum David Archuleta Dropped by Jive Records

    February 18, 2011 3:15 PM EST "American Idol" season 7 runner-up David Archuleta has been dropped by Jive Records, a label spokeperson has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter . Rumors that Archuleta had been dropped first began spreading on Thursday night (Feb. 17) ...

  23. Manager Johnny Wright Sounds Off On The State Of The Music Industry

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST If the name Johnny Wright has been synonymous with one thing, it's screaming girls. The Orlando-based music manager has played a key role in the careers of Britney Spears, Jonas Brothers, Justin Timberlake (and previously 'NSync), Backst ...

  24. Charice Live Q&A Archived Video

    November 30, 2010 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Charice SCAN THE CODE TO SEE EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOOTAGE FROM THIS INTERVIEW! Download AT&T Code Scanner, a free mobile app, on your smartphone's app store, or go to http://scan.mobi . Then, scan the code for exclusive behind the sc ...

  25. Play Billboard's Music Challenge on Facebook

    October 07, 2010 3:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 We know you love music. And since you visit Billboard.com, we know you're interested in digging for info on your favorite bands, rappers, and singers from David Archuleta and Justin Bieber to The XX and Zac Brown Band. To entertain all you fans ...

  26. Kenny Chesney's 'Whiskey' Eyes Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 07, 2010 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 K enny Chesney's "Hemingway's Whiskey" may retain the top slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, though there's an outside chance Toby Keith's new "Bullets in the Gun" could fire up at No. 1, depend ...

  27. Win A Signed David Archuleta CD

    October 06, 2010 4:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 By popular demand, David Archuleta swung by the Billboard studio on October 5 to do a live Q&A so that his legions of fans could tweet in questions for him. But David had one extra treat in store: he signed a copy of his brand new album, "T ...

  28. David Archuleta Live Q&A Archived Video

    October 06, 2010 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 David Archuleta We knew David Archuleta had legions of fans , but we didn't fully find out how vocal and enthusiastic they were until a few dozen cheering Archuleta acolytes turned up in front of the Billboard offices to greet the "America ...

  29. Leftovers From Last Week: 'Glee,' Santana, Akon

    October 05, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With last week's charts bursting with numerous notable achievements , headlined by Zac Brown Band , Nelly and Kenny Chesney , here is a recap of a few additional praiseworthy feats before all charts are refreshed with new data Thursday (Oct. 7) ...

  30. BACKBEAT: The Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Jonas brothers, Demi Lovato, David Archuleta, Shontelle and Allstar Weekend teamed up with world renowned tennis pros Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Novak Djokovic, Melanie Oudin, Roger Federer and the Bryan Brothers for Arthur Ash ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Takes It Slow, Sex Pistols Sell Fragrance

    August 17, 2010 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's 'U Smile' Becomes Epic Art Piece What do you get when you slow down a Justin Bieber pop song down 800 percent? A gorgeously atmospheric 35- ...

  32. David Archuleta Releases 'Something 'Bout Love' Video

    August 06, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Archuleta has released the video to "Something 'Bout Love," the first single off his upcoming third album "The Other Side of Down." The clip finds the 'Idol' runner-up walking around a city before stumbling u ...

  33. 'American Idol' Signs Deal with Universal, Parts with Sony

    August 03, 2010 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" producer 19 Entertainment and creator Simon Fuller moved on from its nine-year marketing and distribution deal with Sony Music Entertainment Tuesday (Aug. 3), severing a relationship that produced chart-topping successes wi ...

  34. Crystal Bowersox's Album Going 'Great,' Says Collaborator Wayne Wilkins

    June 17, 2010 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Crystal Bowersox hasn't been any less busy since "American Idol" wrapped up last month. The season nine runner-up has already started recording material for her debut album, and so far, at least one collaborator is highly impressed wi ...

  35. Chart Beat Thursday: Lee & Crystal Rock On

    June 03, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEE LEADS: Fox TV's "American Idol" continues to fulfill its promise of generating musical star power, as, a week after winning the series' ninth season, Lee DeWyze celebrates his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The newly-crown ...

  36. 'Idols' Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox Impact Billboard Charts

    June 02, 2010 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week's "American Idol" finale certainly added some spice to a slow run on this week's Billboard charts , with winner Lee DeWyze, runner-up Crystal Bowersox and a number of the show's guest stars impacting the Digital So ...

  37. Videos of the Week: Rihanna's 'Te Amo' Too Sexy for U.S., Lee DeWyze Makes Mom Hysterical, Fox Anchor Suggests Bret Michaels Faked Illness

    May 28, 2010 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Rihanna's "Te Amo" is too hot for the U.S., Lee DeWyze's "Idol" win makes a mom hysterical, a Fox news anchor wonders whether Bret Michaels faked his brain he ...

  38. 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, ...

  39. 'American Idol' Recap: Lee Fights Nerves As Crystal Shines During Finale

    May 25, 2010 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 This is it! The grand finale, the end of the road, fight night. Have five months of "Idol" bootcamp turned Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox into potential music industry superstars? Has Simon Cowell Svengali'd his way into making Ameri ...

  40. Poll: David Archuleta Voted Best "American Idol" Ever

    May 25, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard ranked all of the "American Idol" contestants according to song and album sales and radio play, but we asked you to vote on which singer is really the best. Hundreds of thousands of votes were cast to pick your favorite male and ...

  41. Chart Beat Wednesday: B.o.B, Kris Allen, Blake Lewis

    May 12, 2010 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 BOYS CLUB: B.o.B becomes the 12th solo male to lead Billboard's Pop Songs chart with a first entry, as "Nothin' on You," featuring Bruno Mars, rises 2-1. While eight male rookies ruled the list between the chart's inception ...

  42. Chart Beat Thursday: B.o.B, Bobby & Billboard

    April 22, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 NOTHING BEATS 'NOTHIN' ': As previously reported , B.o.B ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars. The 21-year-old B.o.B, born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., is the just the fifth male r ...

  43. Rosenberg Joins Sony Global Digital Business

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 Sony Music has named Sean Rosenberg to the role of VP of global account management for its global digital business unit. Rosenberg formerly was VP of mobile marketing, sales and business development at RCA/Jive, where he jumped into the mobile app spa ...

  44. Michael Lynche Saved by 'American Idol' Judges in Shocking Results Show

    April 07, 2010 10:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Lynche will live to sing on "American Idol" another week, thanks to Wednesday night's (Apr. 7) surprising results show that saw the 26-year-old New York native -- and one of the presumed favorites of the season -- saved from n ...

  45. 'American Idol' Recap: Siobhan Magnus Performs Crazy Good

    March 09, 2010 8:02 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" is only an hour tonight? What am I going to do with my Tuesday night?! I have no idea! How am I going to write this recap during the commercial breaks when there's only one every five minutes instead of every three min ...

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