1. Haley Reinhart Is Latest 'Idol' Alum to Lose Major Label Deal

    November 21, 2012 9:40 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" season 10 finalist Haley Reinhart is the latest casualty of a major label deal cut short. Interscope Records, the Universal Music Group label with exclusive rights to alumni of the Fox show, is not picking up the 22-year-ol ...

  2. Green Day Drops 'Twilight - Breaking Dawn' Ballad: Watch the 'Forgotten' Video

    October 31, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first anthem for "Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" has officially arrived. Green Day debuted the video for "The Forgotten," the lead single off the film's forthcoming soundtrack, Tuesday on MTV. In the clip, footage of ...

  3. Green Day, Feist Biting into 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Soundtrack

    October 04, 2012 8:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The final "Twilight Saga" film will feature music from Green Day, Feist and more. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," which opens Nov. 16, will include Green Day 's "The Forgotten" and Feist 's " ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. '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 ...

  6. '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 ...

  7. Billboard Bits: Cali Swag District Announces Album, Snoop Dogg Wants Hip-Hop 'Idol'

    June 06, 2011 7:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Cali Swag District Announces Debut Album, "The Kickback" "Teach Me How to Dougie" creators Cali Swag District will release their debut album, "Th ...

  8. '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. ...

  9. Paul McDonald Voted Off 'American Idol,' Kelly Clarkson Returns

    April 14, 2011 10:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 On tonight's (Apr. 14) "American Idol," Nashville-based rock singer-songwriter Paul McDonald became the first male contestant eliminated from show's tenth season since fan voting began last month. 'American Idol': Jacob ...

  10. 'American Idol's' Pia Toscano: 5 Theories Behind Her Elimination

    April 08, 2011 11:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 I know what you're thinking: how did this happen? Why did Pia Toscano, the frontrunner of all "American Idol" frontrunners, get sent home in ninth place? And how is it that Ryan Seacrest didn't better prepare us for the outcome? ...

  11. 'American Idol': Paul McDonald Goes Crazy for Johnny Cash on Rock Night

    April 07, 2011 12:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The tone for this oh-so-strange, rock-themed "American Idol" performance night was set from minute one by Steven Tyler , who kissed his own wax bust in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and alluded, we assume, to smoking purple haze. (After h ...

  12. 'Idol' Castoffs Thia and Naima Talk Eliminations, Final Performances

    April 01, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two more ladies fell in "American Idol's" 10th season last night (Mar. 31), as Thia Megia and Naima Adedapo were both eliminated at the end of last night's episode. Their farewells came after Wednesday night's Elton John -th ...

  13. Naima Adedapo, Thia Megia Voted Off 'American Idol'

    March 31, 2011 9:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 While last week's "American Idol" elimination saw Casey Abrams saved by the judges , tonight's (Mar. 31) episode sent two contestants packing, with nine remaining. 'American Idol': Hailey Reinhart, Stefano Langone Nail ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Casey Abrams Saved by Judges on 'American Idol'

    March 24, 2011 10:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 While fans expected one contestant to be sent packing on tonight's (Mar. 24) "American Idol" elimination, the episode's outcome was more about coming than going. All 11 contestants will be joining the "American Idol" to ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 'American Idol': Scotty McCreery Gives His 'Heart,' Casey Abrams' 'Spirit' Low

    March 17, 2011 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Oh how the mighty have fallen! On last night's (Mar. 16) "American Idol," fan favorites including Casey Abrams and Paul McDonald delivered less-than thrilling performances of, respectively, Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. '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: ...

  20. '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 ...

  21. 'American Idol' Top 24 Reveal Kicks Off After Mixed Beatles Auditions

    February 24, 2011 9:31 AM EST 0 0 0 The season 10 contenders still standing all boarded a bus bound for Vegas on Wednesday night's episode. Their first stop: Cirque Du Soleil's Love stage, where all 61 hopefuls were tested on their Beatles prowess (many failed), and later, a ...

  22. '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 ...

  23. J. Lo Tightens Up on 'American Idol' Nashville Auditions

    January 28, 2011 1:06 AM EST 0 0 0 They don't call it Music City for nothing. On Thursday night, "American Idol" auditions returned to Nashville for only the second time and brought out plenty of top-notch talent, along with a few moments of comic relief, naturally, st ...

  24. 'American Idol' Top 5 Nashville Auditions, from Lauren Alaina to Jackie Wilson

    January 27, 2011 11:36 PM EST 0 0 0 The "American Idol" Milwaukee auditions were a tough act to follow, thanks to buzzy contestants like Chris Medina and Scott Dangerfield -- but tonight's Nashville episode had its share of big moments, too. Read on for our top 5 tryout ...