1. 'American Idol': Fantasia, Taylor Hicks, David Cook & Constantine Maroulis on Possible Return

    April 09, 2016 3:07 AM EDT 1.509 k 0 2 If host Ryan Seacrest is to be believed, Thursday night's (April 7) finale was not the end for American Idol , it's just the end "for now." 'American Idol' Finale: Inside Phillip Phillips' Contentious Return ...

  2. David Cook Performs 'Heartbeat' on 'American Idol': Watch

    March 25, 2016 1:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Season 7 winner David Cook   returned to the American Idol stage to perform his new single, "Heartbeat," on the Thursday night (March 24) broadcast. "Heartbeat" kicks off Cook's latest CD, Digital Vein , released last Septem ...

  3. 'American Idol' Alums Jordin Sparks, Chris Daughtry & More on Coming Home to Duet With Season 15 Singers

    February 18, 2016 3:12 PM EST 0 0 0 David Cook, Kellie Pickler, Haley Reinhart & Constantine Maroulis also return for Thursday's show. The producers of American Idol promised that the final chapter of the long-running series would honor the show's history. While it' ...

  4. 'American Idol' Alum David Cook Reveals Release Date for 'Digital Vein' Album

    July 01, 2015 5:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 American Idol season 7 winner David Cook will release his long awaited third studio album Sept. 18, the singer announced on his PledgeMusic.com page. The record, Digital Vein , will be distributed through a deal with InGrooves Music Group. It featur ...

  5. When 'American Idol' Hits Home: A Tribute to Jax and East Brunswick, New Jersey

    May 05, 2015 9:00 PM EDT With the national spotlight upon it, how did one suburban town yield so many music industry insiders? Billboard investigates... I wrote the book on American Idol . No, really -- back in 2010, as the show was still coming down from its Adam Lambe ...

  6. Keith Urban on the 'Strategic Journey' of 'American Idol,' Remembering David Vs. David

    January 28, 2015 11:08 PM EST Keith Urban made his Billboard chart debut in August 1999. Since then, he has placed 37 titles on the Hot Country Songs chart, with 32 of them reaching the top 10 and 15 going all the way to No. 1. He has also taken four of his albums to the top, ...

  7. David Cook's Move to Nashville Leads to 'Eclectic' New EP

    October 24, 2013 10:30 AM EDT The former "American Idol" champ gets to work on new material, puts feelers out for "the right home" to release the EP and next full-length album A move to Nashville last year has invigorated Season 7 "American Idol" ...

  8. Chart Moves: Guns N' Roses 'Hits' Longevity Milestone, 'Pitch Perfect' Still Selling Strong

    August 02, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Selena Gomez triumphed with her first No. 1 album , as "Stars Dance" started atop the list with 97,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Jay Z's "Magna ...

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Jay-Z's 'Magna'-ificent Week On The Hot 100

    July 19, 2013 2:35 PM EDT With seven debuts, including his 20th top 10, the rapper solidifies his standing among the most elite performers in the chart's history. Plus, Lorde is the first lead female soloist to reach the Alternative Songs top 10 since 1997 As Jay-Z s ...

  10. Phillip Phillips: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 07, 2013 5:00 PM EST 1 1 0 The 'Home' star has turned the top-selling coronation song in "American Idol" history into a gold album During the final week of 2012, the most recent "American Idol" champion, Phillip Phillips , saw his debut album cro ...

  11. T.I.'s 'Trouble Man' Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200, Taylor Swift Still Rules

    December 27, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As predicted last week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" album remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth non-consecutive week, selling 276,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set posts a big increase in sales (up 32%) -- as do most o ...

  12. T.I.'s 'Trouble Man' Album Debuts At No. 2 On Billboard 200

    December 27, 2012 10:55 AM EST As predicted last week, Taylor Swift's "Red" album remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth nonconsecutive week, selling 276,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set posts a big increase in sales (up 32%), as do most of ...

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  14. Kris Allen Latest 'Idol' Winner to Part With RCA

    September 20, 2012 8:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" season eight winner Kris Allen is no longer with RCA Records, a label rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter . Signed to the Sony Music subsidiary immediately after his 2009 victory over runner-up Adam Lambert, Allen releas ...

  15. Carly Rae Jepsen Claims Longest Hot 100 No. 1 Run of 2012

    August 08, 2012 2:07 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" maintains its perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week, passing the chart's prior champ, Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (eight) for most frames atop the chart i ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. '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 ...

  18. 'American Idol' Song 'Home' Is Where The Cash Is

    June 07, 2012 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 Two days before Phillip Phillips sang "Home" on the "American Idol" 11th-season finale, one of the song's writers had heard some rumblings, but he still wasn't sure his work would get massive exposure. "I didn't ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Phillip Phillips Storms Hot 100's Top 10, Gotye Has Year's Longest-Running No. 1

    May 30, 2012 5:50 PM EDT Newly-crowned "American Idol" champion Phillip Phillips is the first artist to send a coronation single into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in four years, as his "Home" blasts onto the chart at No. 10. Phillip Phillips ...

  21. Phillip Phillips Makes 'Idol' History as 'Home' Sells 278,000 Downloads

    May 30, 2012 4:18 PM EDT "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips earns the highest debut on the Digital Songs chart this week as his "Home" bows at No. 2 with 278,000 downloads sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. Even better: It's the second-best ...

  22. 'American Idol' Has Lowest-Rated Finale Ever, Down 32% From 2011

    May 24, 2012 1:59 PM EDT Predictably coming short of seasons past, the "American Idol" finale did score a sizable victory on Wednesday night, pulling a 6.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 20.7 million viewers according to fast affiliate ratings. Phillip Phillips W ...

  23. Hollie Cavanagh's Time Runs Out on 'American Idol'

    May 11, 2012 9:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Final Three Is Set: Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips Hate to say it, but last night's "Idol" felt more like an exercise in prolonging the inevitable than an edge-of-your-seats reality show thriller. In the case of &q ...

  24. Rihanna Set For 'American Idol' Finale Performance

    May 09, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 If finding out the winner of Season 11 wasn't enough excitement for "American Idol" fans, the competition's May 23 finale will feature a special performance from none other than Rihanna . The Barbadian pop star will perform " ...

  25. Scotty McCreery's Voice Will Soothe Voted-Off 'Idol's

    March 07, 2012 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 S cotty McCreery has snagged a new role on "American Idol" as the voice of the Voted-Off Song, which serenades teary-eyed castoffs after they hear the bad news via Ryan Seacrest. The baritone twang of last season's winner will be hear ...

  26. Jason Mraz's 'I Won't Give Up' Storms Hot 100's Top 10

    January 11, 2012 1:09 PM EST Without the aid so far of radio or an all-out promotional push, Jason Mraz blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 8 with "I Won't Give Up," courtesy of a No. 1 debut on the Digital Songs chart. The song starts with 229,000 downloa ...

  27. Jason Mraz's 'I Won't Give Up' Storms Hot 100's Top 10

    January 11, 2012 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Without the aid so far of radio or an all-out promotional push, Jason Mraz blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 8 with "I Won't Give Up," courtesy of a No. 1 debut on the Digital Songs chart. The song starts with 229,000 downloads ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 'American Idol' Stages A Country Comeback

    October 14, 2011 9:49 AM EDT "American Idol" is back. With the arrival of the show's latest winner, Scotty McCreery, at the top of the Billboard 200 this week, he breaks a woeful streak of subpar performances from the series' recent winners. "Clear ...

  30. 'Idol's' Scotty McCreery Makes History at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 12, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery makes history as his debut album, "Clear as Day," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 197,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. McCreery is the first country act to debut at No ...

  31. Lee DeWyze Dropped By RCA Records

    October 06, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 He avoided elimination all through his "American Idol" run, but Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze has reached the end of the road at RCA Records. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last week, newly appointed RCA Records CEO Peter Edge co ...

  32. Scotty McCreery Poised to Top Billboard 200 With Debut

    October 05, 2011 10:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" 2011 winner Scotty McCreery is poised to become the first "Idol" champ since Ruben Studdard in 2003 (and only third overall) to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their first release. Industry p ...

  33. Gavin DeGraw Dusts Off After NYC Street Fight, Delivers 'Sweeter' Album

    September 16, 2011 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the early morning hours of Aug. 8, singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw was assaulted by a group of unknown men in Manhattan's East Village, not far from the bar he co-owns with his brother, the National Underground. DeGraw, 34, was then hit by a ...

  34. David Cook and Gavin DeGraw Co-Headlining Fall Tour

    September 13, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gavin DeGraw is returning to the stage following his NYC hospitalization with American Idol winner David Cook.The two will kick off a co-headining tour on Oct. 9, visiting 22 cities through Nov. 10. Carolina Liar will open. Tickets go on sale Sept. ...

  35. 'American Idol' and Billboard: James Durbin, Haley Reinhart Become 55th and 56th Finalists on Charts

    July 07, 2011 4:47 PM EDT With the debuts of their Walmart exclusive EPs on the Billboard charts this week, Season 10 contestants James Durbin and Haley Reinhart become the 55th and 56th "American Idol" finalists to see their names appear on charts published by B ...

  36. Beyonce Notches 4th Billboard 200 No. 1 with '4'

    July 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected , Beyonce 's fourth solo studio album, "4," bounds in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 310,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the diva's fourth solo No. 1 -- and fourth studio set ...

  37. Beyonce's Scores Fourth No. 1 On Billboard 200 With '4'

    July 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected , Beyonce's fourth solo studio album, "4," bounds in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 310,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the diva's fourth solo No. 1 and fourth studio set to top the lis ...

  38. Beyonce's '4' Headed For No. 1 with Perhaps 300,000

    June 29, 2011 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce's fourth studio album, "4," is headed for a No. 1 debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart with maybe 300,000 copies sold by week's send on Sunday, July 3, according to industry prognosticators. If it starts at the top, ...

  39. David Cook Talks 'This Loud Morning': Video Track-By-Track

    June 28, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For David Cook 's second album since his "American Idol" season seven victory, he penned -- no joke -- nearly 80 songs. Ultimately, he managed to narrow it down to just a dozen tracks for "This Loud Morning," out today (June ...

  40. David Cook's 'This Loud Morning' Track-By-Track

    David Cook's 'This Loud Morning' Track-By-Track

    June 28, 2011 11:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Cook gives insight into each track off his new album, "This Loud Morning." featuredVideo2 , interview , Track by Track , David Cook , David Cook , This Loud Morning Videos This Loud Morning David Cook Brightcove ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Lady Gaga Tops Billboard 200, Brad Paisley Arrives at No. 2

    June 01, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A s previously reported , Lady Gaga comes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as her "Born This Way" set sold 1,108,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. That marks the largest sales week for any album sinc ...

  43. 'Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery Aiming For Hot 100's Top 10

    May 27, 2011 3:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Now that "American Idol" has crowned 17-year old Scotty McCreery as its latest winner , how is his coronation single, "I Love You This Big," selling? Presently, industry prognosticators are projecting that the single may sell aro ...

  44. 'American Idol': Lee DeWyze, Nigel Lythgoe Feud Heats Up

    May 27, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 It seems there was actually more drama happening off the stage at the "American Idol" finale Wednesday (May 25) night. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Best Performances (Video) After the taping of the show -- which saw Scotty McCreery ...

  45. NARM's Jim Donio On Today's Music Business: 'It's Not For The Faint of Heart'

    May 11, 2011 7:52 AM EDT The 2011 NARM convention kicked off at the Hyatt Century City on Monday, drawing an estimated 1,000 registrants to its lineup of panels, performances and networking opportunities galore. Over the years, the confab of the National Association of Re ...

  46. David Cook to Headline NARM Awards Dinner

    April 26, 2011 8:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Cook adds another event to his agenda in the weeks leading up to the release of his much anticipated second album. The "American Idol" season 7 winner will headline the NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) Conventio ...

  47. David Cook to Headline NARM Awards Dinner

    April 25, 2011 9:21 PM EDT David Cook adds another event to his agenda in the weeks leading up to the release of his much anticipated second album. The "American Idol" season 7 winner will headline the NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) Convent ...

  48. 'American Idol': 25 Things You Didn't See on TV

    April 22, 2011 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Top 7 elimination episode was an emotional roller coaster if ever there was one -- from the exuberance that comes with hearing a Coldplay song on the "American Idol" stage to the highly anticipated debut of David Cook 's new singl ...

  49. Stefano Langone Booted on 'American Idol,' Katy Perry & Kanye Perform

    April 21, 2011 10:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stefano Langone sang his swan song on tonight's (Apr. 21) "American Idol," as the singer, who's been on the chopping block repeatedly, was eliminated from the competition. After 52 million votes were counted, according to host Ry ...

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