1. 'Hola'? Inside the Business of Viral Foreign-Language Covers of Adele's 'Hello'

    January 15, 2016 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 An Adele cover in another language is still a cover, no matter who the interpreter. Adele 's "Hello" video, which is nearing 1 billion views on YouTube, has spawned a slew of covers on the Internet including several foreign-language ­ ...

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  3. 'American Idol' Alum Karen Rodriguez Covers Drake's 'Hotline Bling' in Spanglish: Watch

    October 26, 2015 2:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Drake en español ? Well, we already know Spanish girls love him like he’s Aventura. A new cover version of Drizzy’s viral hit “Hotline Bling” is unlike anything we’ve heard yet, and it's arrived courtesy of Karen Rodriguez , an  American Idol f ...

  4. Adios, 'American Idol': Remembering the Top 10 Latin Moments on the Show

    May 11, 2015 4:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the sad (yet not entirely shocking) news that American Idol is ending after its 15th season, it's the perfect time to revisit the most memorable moments featuring Latinos (or classic tunes by Latin artists sung by hopeful contestants) on t ...

  5. Ask Billboard: Can A Ballad Still Top The Hot 100?

    May 27, 2011 4:05 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 ...

  6. Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga 'Born' To Be At No. 1

    April 01, 2011 7:30 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 ...

  7. Ask Billboard: They Write The Songs (And Sing Them, Too)

    March 25, 2011 6:35 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 ...

  8. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Hudson, Sugarland Playing 'Idol' Next Week, Shadows Guitarist Jet Harris Dies

    March 18, 2011 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jennifer Hudson, Sugarland Taking "American Idol" Stage Next Week After Lee DeWyze and the Black Eyed Peas took the stage for the "Idol" elimination s ...

  9. 'Idol' Reject Karen Rodriguez: Jennifer Lopez Was 'Rooting for Me'

    March 18, 2011 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 New York's Karen Rodriguez saw herself in the bottom three on "American Idol" for the second straight week Thursday night (Mar. 17), and this time, the Latino singer could not be saved. Even after an emotional, bilingual performance o ...

  10. Karen Rodriguez Voted Off 'American Idol,' Top 11 Remain

    March 17, 2011 9:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 After once again being voted into the "American Idol" bottom three alongside two female singers, Karen Rodriguez could not survive this week's competition and was voted off during the elimination episode on Fox tonight (Mar. 17). Hale ...

  11. Ask Billboard: The Most-Played Former Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 11, 2011 4:55 PM EST 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 ...

  12. Ashton Jones Voted Off 'American Idol,' Top 12 Remain

    March 10, 2011 9:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Ashton Jones -- the contestant Steven Tyler once praised for having "the confidence of a queen" -- was voted off during tonight's (Mar. 10) "American Idol" results show. Photos: 'American Idol' Top 12 Jones weather ...

  13. 'American Idol' Reveals Top 13 Finalists of Season 10

    March 03, 2011 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" revealed its Top 13 contestants of Season 10 on Thursday night (Mar. 2), as the judges added three wild card picks -- Stefano Langone, Ashton Jones and Naima Adedapo -- to the 10 finalists chosen by voters at home. PHOTOS: ...

  14. '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 ...

  15. 'American Idol': Bruno Mars Rules, Jacee Badeaux Cries in Drama-Filled Hollywood

    February 16, 2011 11:35 PM EST 0 0 0 It was all Bruno Mars , almost all of the time on "American Idol's" Hollywood group round episode Wednesday night (Feb. 16), as nearly half of the contestants pinned their hopes on the breakout pop crooner's earnest melodies. Mar ...

  16. Ask Billboard: You Can't Say That On Radio

    February 04, 2011 1:05 PM EST 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 ...

  17. 'American Idol' Auditions Prove Lackluster in Los Angeles

    February 04, 2011 10:37 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol's" hometown proved to be a lackluster stop for season 10, yielding few promising contestants but plenty of "what the…" moments. It could be because the Los Angeles auditions were scheduled somewhat last-minute ...