1. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2006, Shakira Shook Her 'Hips' to No. 1

    June 15, 2015 7:10 PM EDT Nine years ago, the Latin music superstar crossed to the top of the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by Roxette, the Four Tops & Carrie Underwood. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of B ...

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 15 Years Ago, 'Oops,' Britney Spears Did It Again

    June 01, 2015 8:05 AM EDT In 2000, Spears' second album debuted at No. 1. Plus, remembering chart feats by Paula Abdul, Brandy & Monica and Elton John. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. ...

  3. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2011, Adele Began 'Rolling' at No. 1

    May 18, 2015 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Three years ago, the top song of the year began its reign. Plus, remembering chart feats by R.E.M., Usher and Mariah Carey. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. May 18, 1991 Po ...

  4. Paula Abdul Signs With ICM Partners

    May 08, 2015 1:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paula Abdul has signed with ICM Partners, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The pop star-turned-reality judge will next serve on the panel of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, whose 12th season premieres in June, after serving as head ...

  5. Paula Abdul’s Fun New Dance Project Makes a Serious Point

    Paula Abdul’s Fun New Dance Project Makes a Serious Point

    April 30, 2015 4:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paula Abdul opens up about the motivation behind her new dance project – her sister’s breast cancer. ET is behind the scenes of the fun dance video (which is out tomorrow) that makes a serious point check yourself , music , breast cancer awareness , ...

  6. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, Paula Abdul Led the Hot 100 Again

    February 09, 2015 8:05 AM EST In 1990, 'Opposites Attract' became Abdul's fourth No. 1. Plus, remembering chart feats by Katy Perry, Whitney Houston and Bon Jovi. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart ...

  7. Paula Abdul & Jason Derulo Join 'So You Think You Can Dance'

    January 22, 2015 3:20 PM EST Paula Abdul  is back at Fox. After a three-year break from her last regular TV gig, she'll join  So You Think You Can Dance  for the competition's upcoming 12th season. With Abdul, who has been eyed as a full-time addition since Mary Mur ...

  8. 'The Voice,' 'Idol' & 'X Factor': All 26 Judges, Ranked

    September 22, 2014 2:52 PM EDT As Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams join 'The Voice,' we rank the coaches who came before them. Starting Monday night (Sept. 22), there are two new kids on the singing-competition block: Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams , who will ...

  9. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Lady Gaga Makes Her 'Way' To No. 1 on Billboard 200

    June 09, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 3.514 k 732 2 This week in 2011, 'Born This Way' bowed atop the tally. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Diddy Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart h ...

  10. Ex-'American Idol' Contestant Corey Clark Loses $40M MTV Lawsuit

    May 26, 2014 3:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Corey Clark, who was disqualified as a contestant onAmerican Idol and later achieved notoriety for claiming to have had an affair with then-Idol judge Paula Abdul, has lost a $40 million defamation lawsuit against MTV and its parent company Viacom. ...

  11. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Madonna 'Vogue's To Top Of Hot 100

    May 19, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 2.784 k 73 0 This week in 1990, the Material Girl struck a pose at No. 1. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Adele, Usher and Mariah Carey Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history May ...

  12. Whitney Houston's Billboard Chart Records

    February 11, 2014 9:52 AM EST Here's a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished. To honor the late, great Whitney Houston on the second anniversary of her passing on Feb. 11, 2012, here's a look back at the many chart achievemen ...

  13. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Bon Jovi Spends Valentine's Day, 1987, At No. 1

    February 10, 2014 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Twenty-seven years ago this week, the band reigned with 'Livin' on a Prayer.' Plus, remembering key chart feats for Paula Abdul, Roxette, Rascal Flatts and Whitney Houston Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more ...

  14. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Gallops To No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 29, 2014 12:42 PM EST The song, featuring Juicy J, becomes Perry's ninth leader and the second from her album 'PRISM,' among other notable achievements. Plus, Jason Derulo soars into the Hot 100's top 10. Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," fe ...

  15. Ask Billboard: They Are Women, Hear Them 'Roar'

    November 10, 2013 9:05 AM EST A look at eras in which female vocals have dominated the Hot 100, plus Drake's latest achievement and Kelly Clarkson's career sales As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@bill ...

  16. Paula Abdul Talks Jewish Roots, Twerking

    November 03, 2013 11:50 AM EST The former "American Idol" judge goes on a pilgrimage to Israel: "The most magnificent trip I've ever taken - magical and emotional" Paula Abdul, an award-winning singer, dancer, choreographer and TV personality, can add a ...

  17. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 20, 2013 6:39 PM EST Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans. Some musicians, such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, will be all ove ...

  18. 'X Factor' Update: Britney Spears' Possible Exit Signals Major Overhaul

    December 28, 2012 6:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Days before country singer Tate Stevens was declared the winner of "X Factor's" second season in the U.S., show creator and judge Simon Cowell said the show's success owed to it bringing a younger audience to Fox. In the week of ...

  19. 'X Factor' Update: Britney Spears' Possible Exit Isn't the Only Big Change Coming

    December 28, 2012 6:09 PM EST Days before country singer Tate Stevens was declared the winner of "X Factor's second season in the U.S., show creator and judge Simon Cowell said the show's success was owed to the younger audience it brought to Fox. In the week of ...

  20. Britney Spears' Potential 'X Factor' Exit: How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 28, 2012 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Two weeks after Antonio "L.A."Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel , rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread like wildfire on Thursday ...

  21. A Britney Spears Exit From 'X Factor': How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 27, 2012 11:09 PM EST Two weeks after Antonio "L.A." Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel, rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread on Thursday (Dec. 27), f ...

  22. Report: Simon Cowell Wants Britney Spears Out of 'X Factor'

    December 27, 2012 1:30 PM EST The departures may be continuing for Simon Cowell's reality singing show "The X Factor," with Us Weekly reporting that Britney Spears and her $15 million contract will be following now-ex judge L.A. Reid out the door. "It isn&# ...

  23. Britney Spears Leaving 'X Factor'?: Report

    December 27, 2012 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The departures may be continuing for Simon Cowell's reality singing show "The X Factor," with Us Weekly reporting that Britney Spears and her $15 million contract will be following now-ex judge L.A. Reid out the door. "It isn ...

  24. L.A. Reid Leaving 'The X Factor'

    December 13, 2012 7:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The two-season judge and Epic Records chairman will not be returning for the Fox show's third season. L.A. Reid is leaving "The X Factor." The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the reality TV judge will not be returning to the Fox s ...

  25. L.A. Reid Will Not Return for 'X Factor' Season 3

    December 13, 2012 7:20 PM EST L.A. Reid is leaving "The X Factor." The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the reality TV judge will not be returning to the Fox series for season three. The Epic Records chairman will return to his full-time gig of running the Sony mu ...

  26. Paula Abdul

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  27. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 30, 2012 2:00 AM EST Steve Greenberg ( @steviegpro ) is the founder of S-Curve Records and a Grammy winning record producer who had an integral role in developing the careers of Hanson, Joss Stone and the Jonas Brothers, among many others. When executives of CBS Recor ...

  28. 'The Voice': Cee Lo Green & Christina Aguilera Talk Rule Changes, AMAs

    November 14, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Taking the role of eliminator out of "The Voice" coaches' hands sits well with at least two of the stars in the oversized red chairs. "My trust has been replenished," Cee Lo Green said after the Nov. 13 live show that saw th ...

  29. 'X Factor' Names Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez Co-Hosts

    October 16, 2012 9:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 "X Factor" fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Only two weeks before season two enters live shows, it has been announced that the series' co-hosts will be Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez. Both TV personalities tweeted the ...

  30. 'X Factor' Names Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez Co-Hosts

    October 16, 2012 6:30 PM EDT "X Factor" fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Only two weeks before season two enters live shows, it has been announced that the series' co-hosts will be Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez. Both TV personalities tweeted t ...

  31. Demi Lovato & L.A. Reid to Talk 'X Factor' at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 12, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Demi Lovato, a judge on this season's "X Factor," will take part in an X Factor Q&A with her costar and Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid at this year's Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, presented by F ...

  32. Demi Lovato to Join L.A. Reid for 'X Factor' Q&A at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 12, 2012 2:04 PM EDT Demi Lovato, a judge on this season's 'X Factor,' will take part in an X Factor Q&A with Epic Records chairman/CEO L.A. Reid at this year's Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, presented by First ...

  33. Fashion Week NYC: Jonas Bros Party at Marc Jacobs, Paula Abdul Talks Runway Remixes

    September 11, 2012 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 New York Fashion week continues to heat up with sexy spring collections and even sexier front row celebrities. See which stars -- from Paula Abdul to the Jonas Brothers -- made their rounds on Monday (Sept. 10), stopping by shows like Marc Jacobs, A ...

  34. 'X Factor': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The U.K. version of 'The X Factor' launched global stars like One Direction and Leona Lewis. Can Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid do the same thing in the U.S.? The singing competition field is crowded, to say the least. It's been 11 year ...

  35. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    August 06, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 After the sweltering heat of Friday and the show-halting storm of Saturday, the closing Sunday of Lollapalooza 2012 struck a balance with the sun shining brilliantly on Chicago's Grant Park for the emotional wallop of Florence and the Machine , ...

  36. Jennifer Lopez And Her 'American Idol' Rejuvenation: An Appreciation

    July 27, 2012 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Monday (July 23), Mariah Carey was officially announced as a judge on the 12th season of "American Idol," joining her husband, "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon, on the small screen, albeit on a rival network. " ...

  37. Universal Music's Concessions Grow in EMI Deal; Sale of Virgin U.K. Looks Likely

    July 17, 2012 11:01 PM EDT The Universal Music Group will take some extra time to prepare and submit its remedies package to the EU Commission, as part of its gambit to win regulatory approval to acquire EMI's recorded-music division. Depending on who you listen to, th ...

  38. 'American Idol' at Crossroads Following Steven Tyler's Exit

    July 13, 2012 8:36 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "American Idol" is on the brink of an adolescent identity crisis. Judge Steven Tyler is leaving and taking his naughty rock star vibe with him, fellow judge Jennifer Lopez is dithering about staying put, and ratings f ...

  39. Nicole Scherzinger Heads to UK 'X Factor'

    June 15, 2012 9:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 After parting ways with its U.S. edition, Nicole Scherzinger will be the latest judge on the UK's original "X Factor." "I'm so excited to join the UK X Factor family," she tweeted on Friday. "It's where I got ...

  40. It's Official: Britney Spears, Demi Lovato Confirmed As 'X Factor' Judges

    May 14, 2012 4:57 PM EDT Here Come the Judges (from left): Antonio "LA" Reid, Chairman & CEO of Epic Records; Britney Spears; Demi Lovato; and Simon Cowell, whose Syco company produces "X Factor" Following months of speculation, Fox has finally ann ...

  41. Miley? Demi? Avril? Reports Vary for 'X Factor' Judge

    May 01, 2012 7:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 The stars are reportedly aligning for "The X Factor." According to several reports, Simon Cowell's singing competition is eyeing a number of singers to join the sharp-tongued Brit and L.A. Reid on the judge's panel. E! Online rep ...

  42. 'American Idol's' Taylor Hicks Announces Las Vegas Residency

    April 19, 2012 9:13 PM EDT "American Idol" season 5 winner Taylor Hicks will return to the city where he first auditioned for the show that made him famous: Las Vegas. The Birmingham, Alabama native has signed on with Caesars Entertainment-owned Bally's Hotel ...

  43. Britney to 'X Factor'? Simon Cowell Says 'Wait and See'

    March 13, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the hunt for the next "X Factor" judges continues, Simon Cowell continues to play coy on who will replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger at the judges table. As The Hollywood Reporter first reported, Britney Spears could be nearing ...

  44. Britney Spears Nearing Deal to Judge 'X Factor'

    March 09, 2012 6:24 AM EST Britney Spears is nearing a deal to serve as judge on next season's The X Factor, a well-placed source tells The Hollywood Reporter. Spears' fiance, agent Jason Trawick, is negotiating the contract which could be signed as soon as next w ...

  45. 'X Factor' Weeks Away From New Judges

    February 22, 2012 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Don't expect the two new "X Factor" judges to be in place by the time open auditions begin March 14 in Kansas City, Mo. Meetings will be taking pace over the next several weeks with potential judges, at which time executive producer a ...

  46. 'X Factor' Judge Announcements Not Expected For Weeks, Says Simon Cowell

    February 22, 2012 5:36 PM EST Don't expect the "X Factors" two new judges to be in place by the time open auditions begin March 14 in Kansas City, Mo. Meetings will be taking pace over the next several weeks with potential judges at which time executive producer ...

  47. Janet Jackson Flirts With Joining 'X Factor'

    February 17, 2012 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Just one week after The Hollywood Reporter broke news that Whitney Houston was under consideration for a judge's seat on the show, reports have surfaced that another pop icon is throwing her hat in the ring. After an awkward interaction with An ...

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