1. 'American Idol' Champ Kris Allen Discusses New Album 'Horizons,' Remembers Michael Johns

    August 13, 2014 5:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 It’s less than a week before the release date of his new album, Horizons , and American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen is like a kid on Christmas Eve. The 29-year old singer had just released a live stream of the collection on YouTube, and stay ...

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Pop Radio's Folk Balancing Act

    January 11, 2013 4:12 PM EST 0 0 0 With the Lumineers, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran in heavy rotation, how is the format handling an influx of folk/rock strumming? After last year brought a marked shift to an acceptance of unlikely alternative hits at pop radio from the likes of G ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Kris Allen in Car Crash, Announces Wife's Pregnancy

    January 02, 2013 3:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Kris Allen is "pretty beat up" after a head-on collision, the "American Idol" winner's mother told fans on Twitter. Kimberley Allen tweeted a photo of Kris in the hospital, where he's recovering from a broken wrist and ...

  5. Chart Highlights: Phillip Phillips Makes History On Adult Pop Songs

    December 17, 2012 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer is the first 'American Idol' champion to send a debut single to No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs, where 'Home' hikes 2-1. Plus, new No. 1s from Ellie Goulding and Steven Curtis Chapman. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at ...

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  7. Adam Lambert in Talks With 'American Idol' to Judge Season 12 (Report)

    July 09, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Prepare for a possible shake-up at the American Idol: Adam Lambert, season-eight runner-up, could join the judges' table for the 12th edition of the Fox competition. For the moment, the singer and the show are in the talking stage, E! News re ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. '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 ...

  10. Chart Moves: Kimbra Debuts in Top 20 on Billboard 200, McCartney's 'Ram' Returns

    June 01, 2012 8:38 AM EDT The Billboard 200: John Mayer was the big news on the Billboard 200 this week as his Born and Raised album debuted at No. 1, selling 219,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the singer/songwriter's third chart-topper and could ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. John Mayer Earns Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    May 30, 2012 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 John Mayer 's "Born and Raised" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 219,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the singer/songwriter's third No. 1 set, following 2009's ...

  13. John Mayer's 'Born and Raised' Earns Him Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    May 30, 2012 11:00 AM EDT John Mayer's "Born and Raised" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 219,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the singer/songwriter's third No. 1 set, following 2009' ...

  14. '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 ...

  15. Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol' Season 11 as Show's Ratings Dip

    May 24, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Philip Phillips, The Leesburg, Ga. native, became the 11th winner of American Idol last night beating out California's Jessica Sanchez after a record 132 million votes were cast. The record number of votes, however, may be something of a pyrr ...

  16. Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol' Season 11

    May 23, 2012 10:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 During the long, grueling "American Idol" season, Phillip Phillips was never once revealed to be in the group of lowest vote-getters on the show. On Wednesday night, his name was finally announced -- but for a totally different reason. The ...

  17. John Mayer Going for Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2012 9:18 PM EDT John Mayer's new album "Born and Raised" is heading for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest it could sell around 220,000 to 240,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, May 27. The new Billboard 200 ...

  18. John Mayer Going for Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2012 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 John Mayer 's new album "Born and Raised" is heading for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest it could sell around 220,000 to 240,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, May 27. The new Billboard 200 c ...

  19. Police Shut Down Kris Allen. Kris Allen!

    April 30, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" season eight champ Kris Allen's surprise concert Sunday afternoon on the Santa Monica Pier was shut down by the police due to a lack of a permit, according to eyewitness footage posted on YouTube. Watch: Allen's i ...

  20. Gotye Tries to Clarify 'Glee' Critique

    April 24, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Australian newcomer Gotye has gotten a lot of attention in recent weeks thanks to his chart-topping hit, "Somebody That I Used To Know," but not all of it has been positive. Taking on the Glee cover of his song in last week's episode ...

  21. TMI w/ Kris Allen: Watch Again

    April 05, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Allen: Watch the 4/5 Episode Plus Tune In Live Every Thursday at 3pm ET On the April 5 episode of TMI, Kris Allen , winner of "American Idol" Season 8, was live in the TMI studio in all senses of the word and you can watch all of the ...

  22. 'Idol' Favorite Crystal Bowersox Parts Ways With Record Label

    October 21, 2011 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following Lee DeWyze's lead, "American Idol's" Crystal Bowersox has parted ways with her label. The season 9 runner-up was signed to Sony Music's Jive Records (the label's moniker was recently retired by RCA Records, wh ...

  23. 'American Idol's' Crystal Bowersox Parts Ways With 19 Recordings, Sony Music

    October 20, 2011 8:33 PM EDT Following Lee DeWyze's lead, "American Idol's" Crystal Bowersox has parted ways with her label. The season 9 runner-up was signed to Sony Music's Jive Records (the label's moniker was recently retired by RCA Records, ...

  24. '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 ...

  25. '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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Video: Andy Grammer Earns His 'Keep' At Adult, Pop Radio

    July 19, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Andy Grammer is getting "Up" in the world of Billboard charts. The 27-year-old singer/songwriter, christened a Billboard Artist to Watch in January, this week becomes the first solo male to send a career-opening single into the Nielsen BDS ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. '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 ...

  32. '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 ...

  33. 5 Reasons Lauren Alaina Will Win 'American Idol'

    May 25, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 So you say Scotty McCreery is a shoo-in to win "American Idol," eh? Not so fast. Lauren Alaina will pull off an upset tonight and become the first girl since 2007 to take home the crown. Here's why: Photos: Lauren Alaina's ' ...

  34. Matthew Morrison: 'Someone's Dying Pretty Soon' on 'Glee'

    May 09, 2011 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 M atthew Morrison confirms that "someone's dying pretty soon" on "Glee" -- but it probably won't be his character, teacher Will Schuester, who leaves the mortal coil on the May 17 episode, which is titled "Funeral. ...

  35. Ask Billboard: 'Dream' Week For 'Glee'

    November 19, 2010 6:25 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 ...

  36. Bruno Mars Leads 'The Way' To Pop Songs Summit

    October 20, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 MARS STARS: After eight lead males had ruled Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart in their first chart visits between the list's launch in 1992 and 2008, six have now reigned in the last year. Bruno Mars continues th ...

  37. Kris Allen Goes To The Desert To Find 'The Truth'

    August 17, 2010 4:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" season eight winner Kris Allen traveled out to the middle of nowhere with nothing but a guitar, a piano, a bed and Train 's Pat Monahan to find "The Truth." Video: Watch Kris Allen's "The Truth.&quo ...

  38. Justin Bieber Contributes To Tenn. Flood Relief

    August 13, 2010 7:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber is proving he's not the only one in his world. He brought his "My World" tour to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena and donated a portion of every ticket sale to Middle Tennessee flood relief. Promoter AEG Live matched t ...

  39. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Avenged Sevenfold, Usher

    August 05, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 SWEET AND STICKY: Sugarland 's "Stuck Like Glue" affixes itself to the Billboard Hot 100 , arriving as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. The song is the 222nd in the Hot 100's history to enter inside the top 20. (The first was Herman ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Usher's 'OMG' Leads Hot 100 For A Fourth Week

    June 03, 2010 11:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usher maintains his perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth non-consecutive week with his monster smash "OMG," featuring will.i.am. The track moves 2-1 on the Radio Songs chart (139.5 million listener impressions), extending his lead ...

  42. '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 ...

  43. 'Idol' Impacts, 'Glee' Halts Stone Temple Pilots' Flight

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It was all quiet on the album release front last week as only one of last week's new releases debuts in the top 10 of the Billboard 200: Stone Temple Pilots' new self-titled set starts at No. 2, behind the "Glee: The Music, Volume 3 ...

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

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 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 ...

  45. DeWyze, Bowersox Talk Inspirations For Their Debut Album

    May 28, 2010 7:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" Lee DeWyze offered up some hints as to the direction of this first major label album Friday, saying he's most recently been inspired by the Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews and Sufjan Stevens. "I really dig [Kings of ...

  46. 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, ...

  47. 'Idol' Results Finale Ratings Down 16%

    May 27, 2010 11:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 The crowning of Lee DeWyze as the ninth season "American Idol" champ drew 24.2 million total viewers Wednesday night, down 15.9% from the 28.8 million that watched Kris Allen take the title in 2009, according to numbers provided by Nielsen ...

  48. Kris Allen on American Idol's Red Carpet May 26, 2010

    Kris Allen on American Idol's Red Carpet May 26, 2010

    May 27, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Allen on American Idol's Red Carpet May 26, 2010. Billboard.com interview , American Idol , red carpet , Kris Allen , Kris Allen , American idol , Interview , Red Carpet Videos Kris Allen American idol Interview Red Carpet ...

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