1. 'American Idol' Alum Josh Gracin, Feared to Have Committed Suicide, Is Alive

    August 15, 2014 3:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 In an increasingly disturbing trend, another American Idol alum was thought to have died unexpectedly, until police found the former contestant alive, if not so well. Josh Gracin , who competed on season two of the Fox show, left a disturbing note o ...

  2. 'American Idol' Alum Michael Johns Remembered by Nigel Lythgoe, David Cook, Paula Abdul & More

    August 03, 2014 12:00 PM EDT 6 0 0 American Idol season seven finalist Michael Johns died unexpectedly on Aug. 1. He was 35-years-old. A fan favorite since he first auditioned in 2007 with the Otis Redding song, "I've Been Loving You Too Long," the Australian rocker wa ...

  3. UPDATED: 'American Idol' Alum Michael Johns Dies at 35

    August 02, 2014 4:21 PM EDT Michael Johns, a finalist on American Idol season seven, died on Aug. 1, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed via multiple sources. The cause of death is believed to be a blood clot in his ankle. The singer competed on the Fox music show in 2008 a ...

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  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. Still Supplying The Hits After 35 Years

    May 04, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm a big techno fan. I love that thumping kick drum," Graham Russell reveals. "We heard a version of 'Lost in Love' and it was thrash metal. It sounded cool!" Not exactly the type of admission one would expect fr ...

  8. Chart Beat: Yoko Ono, Taylor Swift, Marilyn Manson

    June 04, 2009 3:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR: Midnight Star's '80s classic of that title could describe all the action on Hot Dance Club Play this week. Yoko Ono ascends to her fifth No. 1, and third in-a-row, as "I'm Not Getting Enough," ...

  9. Lady GaGa Takes Two Top 10 Spots On Billboard's Hot 100

    June 04, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady GaGa soars into the top 10 with her third single, "LoveGame," as Keri Hilson and Sean Kingston also break into the top tally on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. "LoveGame" flies up from No. 22 to No. 10 and scores this we ...

  10. Michael Johns Not Holding Back On First Post-'Idol' Album

    May 29, 2009 4:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 While the American Idol post-season promo drive for Summer 2009 has kicked into gear for Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, Season 7's Michael Johns will be resurfacing this summer with his first post-Idol album entitled "Hold Back My Heart.&quo ...

  11. Chart Beat: Paula Abdul, 'Epiphany', Frank Sinatra and more!

    May 14, 2009 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 HEY PAULA (AND DAUGHTRY AND MICHAEL): Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul moved into the Billboard Hot 100 penthouse with her second No. 1, "Forever Your Girl." (Her first, "Straight Up," held on for a final frame at No. 90). ...

  12. Michael Johns: AI Extra

    Michael Johns: AI Extra

    March 25, 2009 1:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Johns: Billboard goes behind the scenes of American Idol Extra to talk with 8 past contestants. Behind the Scenes , interview , American Idol Extra , American Idol , exclusive , michael johns , Michael Johns , American idol , Behind the Scen ...

  13. Idols Live / July 31, 2008 / Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There couldn't be a better mantra than "practice makes perfect" for the "American Idol" contestants. Although these kids are a far cry from perfection, by the time the top 10 head out on tour after th There couldn't be ...

  14. David Cook Triumphs On 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amid deafening applause, David Cook was crowned the seventh "American Idol" last night (May 21) at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre. The 25-year-old Blue Springs, Mo., native earned 56% of the record 97.5 m Amid deafening applause, David Co ...

  15. The Billboard Q&A: 'American Idol' Top 10

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As season seven draws to a close on May 21, Billboard.com pulls aside each of the top 10 finalists for a bit of history, reflection on their AI experience and each contestant's hopes and dreams for th As season seven draws to a close on May 21, ...

  16. The Billboard Q&A: Brooke White, Michael Johns, Carly Smithson

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard.com turns to more "American Idol" season seven finalists – Michael Johns, Brooke White and Carly Smithson -- for some thoughts on what lies ahead of them, despite no longer being part of t Only one short week away from the final ...

  17. The Billboard Q&A: Michael Johns From 'American Idol'

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At 29, Michael Johns made it into the final rounds of "American Idol" at the last possible year he could, due to age constraints. The Aussie sat down with Billboard to discuss his label luck, tennis a At 29, Michael Johns made it into the ...

  18. Billboard Q&A: The 'American Idol' Final Four

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In an exclusive series of Q&As, Billboard.com brings you discussions with "American Idol" finalists David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook and Syesha Mercado. One of these young singers will be crowned the next "American Idol.& ...

  19. Q&A: David Cook of 'American Idol'

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Cook only decided to audition alongside his younger brother at the last minute, but now the 25-year-old is among the last four singers in the season seven competition. David Cook only decided to audition alongside his younger brother at the la ...

  20. 'Idol' Download Rankings Appear On iTunes

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Looking for a spoiler for "American Idol" tonight? Go to the iTunes Music Store. Looking for a spoiler for "American Idol" tonight? Go to the iTunes Music Store. As of 4 p.m. PT, the pre-orders for the studio session downloads of ...

  21. 'American Idol' Whittles Down To Final 12

    March 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST The top 12 "American Idol" finalists include an actress, a "Star Search" champion, an Australian, a male stripper and someone who already recorded a debut album. The popular Fox singing contest cut four contestants from the c ...

  22. 'American Idol' Whittles Down To Final 12

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The top 12 "American Idol" finalists include an actress, a "Star Search" champion, an Australian, a male stripper and someone who already recorded a debut album. The top 12 "American Idol" finalists include an actress, ...

  23. Chart Shakers

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Susan discusses Usher's "Love in This Club," American 'Idols,' Janet Jackson and more! GREATEST GAINERS: Adding sales to airplay can be like adding Mentos to Diet Coke. The resulting explosion has carried "Love in This ...

  24. Chart Beat

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Usher's "Love in This Club," American 'Idols,' Janet Jackson and more! 'CLUB' PLAY: Adding sales to airplay can be like adding Mentos to Diet Coke. The resulting explosion has carried "Love in T ...

  25. Chart Beat Chat

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Thriller," American Idols and iTunes, French acts and more! NOT ALL THAT THRILLED Fred: You're bound to get scads of letters complaining about the re-release of [Michael Jackson's] "Thriller&quo ...

  26. Chart Beat

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Brad Paisley, Mariah Carey and more! KING OF POP (CATALOG): In its original run, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was on The Billboard 200 for 122 weeks, 37 of which were spent at No. 1. With the re-entry o ...

  27. Top 24 Contestants Set For 'American Idol'

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The tears flowed on "American Idol" last night (Feb. 13) as the show trimmed the competition to 24 semifinalists. The tears flowed on "American Idol" last night (Feb. 13) as the show trimmed the competition to 24 semifinalists. T ...