1. 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 ...

  2. 'American Idol' Season 10 Tour Dates Announced

    April 28, 2011 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The "American Idols Live!" tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N.Y. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 'American Idol': 7 Things You Didn't See on TV

    March 10, 2011 10:07 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol's" first night in which fans got a chance to vote was taped Tuesday for broadcast a day later. Here are seven things you did not see on TV: 1. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, sensing some lethargy in the crowd, led th ...

  5. 'American Idol' Music Should 'Support the Singers,' Says Bandleader Ray Chew

    March 09, 2011 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 The final 13 "American Idol" contestants got their first chance to work with Jimmy Iovine's stable of top-name producers last week, and on the episode airing tonight (Mar. 9), they sang songs by their own personal "idols." P ...

  6. '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: ...

  7. 'American Idol' Top 5 Beatles Performances, from Paul McDonald to Haley Reinhart

    February 24, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The second hour of last night's "American Idol" was full of dramatic pauses and sweaty palms, as Steven Tyler , Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez began deciding who was going into the Top 24. Fortunately, the first hour of the episode ...