1. Pia Toscano Joining Jennifer Lopez on Tour

    May 29, 2014 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shortly after Pia Toscano joined Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Sanchez and Allison Iraheta for a performance on season 13 of "American Idol," the season 10 alum was offered another golden opportunity from the "I Luh Ya Papi" singer. Th ...

  2. Red Light Management Toasts a Successful Year at Grammys Afterparty

    January 27, 2014 1:26 PM EST There was a clear excitement abuzz at the Red Light Management Grammy after party at the Mondrian Hotel's Skybar in West Hollywood Sunday (Jan. 26) night. It's been a good year for the company and its founder, Coran Capshaw , who this y ...

  3. Pia Toscano

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  4. 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 ...

  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. Bubbling Under: Aubrey O'Day Is Having a 'Ball' Solo

    May 04, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week, Chart Beat premieres "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up first: Aubrey O'Day, Cazwell, Rhett Akins and Brandon Hines. Former Danity Kane member Aubr ...

  8. 'American Idol' Recap: Joshua, Hollie Steal '60s/Britpop Night

    May 03, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Five remain on the 11th season of "American Idol," and the competition has rarely been this fierce. Weeks ago, it seemed as though the show had its clear favorites. The Dave Matthews -loving Phillip Phillips was touted as a future star alm ...

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: Judges Save Jessica Sanchez

    April 13, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the talented crop of singers that is "American Idol's" top seven, one had to think the judges could have been considering using their one and only save from elimination Thursday night (Apr. 12). But one may never have guessed the ...

  10. Marc Anthony Honored, Sony/ATV Wins Big at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    March 20, 2012 10:00 PM EDT Marc Anthony was honored with ASCAP's Founders Award during the 20th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Marc Anthony To Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Latin Music Awards Anthony received ...

  11. Yaaawn: 'Idol' Underwhelms in San Diego - Plus Jim Carrey's Daughter Auditions

    January 23, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Miss the third audition round of "American Idol" Sunday night after the NFL's NFC Championship Game went into overtime? It's OK. You didn't miss much of anything. In what was one of the most lackluster "Idol" episo ...

  12. 'American Idol's' Casey Abrams Signs With Concord Music Group

    January 09, 2012 9:51 PM EST "American Idol's" Casey Abrams has signed with Concord Music Group. The season 10 finalist, who was famously saved during week five of the competition (and eventually eliminated on April 28) was a fan favorite from the start thanks ...

  13. Il Volo Prep Christmas EP, Talk Girls, Pitbull & Celine Dion

    October 17, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been a happy year for Il Volo with the release of their self-titled debut album. Now the teen vocal trio from Italy wants to make it a happy holiday season, too. The troupe will start with a Christmas EP it recorded during July with produc ...

  14. 'Idol's' Pia Toscano, 'Dancing With the Stars'' Mark Ballas Break Up

    September 15, 2011 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reality TV couple Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano have reportedly ended their relationship due to the demands of their respective careers. "American Idol" alum Toscano, 22, and "Dancing with the Stars" regular Ballas, 22, began datin ...

  15. Adele Brings A Ballad Back To The Hot 100 Summit

    September 09, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ey Gary, Remember when you said in a recent "Ask Billboard" column that a ballad likely wouldn't hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 anytime soon? I think that with "Someone Like You" reaching the top , Adele has proven tha ...

  16. 'Idol' Favorite Pia Toscano Debuts 'This Time' Video: Watch

    August 10, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" Season 10 favorite Pia Toscano has premiered the video for her "This Time" single, which she first debuted at an American Idols Live! tour stop last month . 'Idol's' Pia Toscano Debuts First Single ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Demi Lovato Records with Missy Elliott, Odd Future Announces Tour

    July 29, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Demi Lovato Hits the Studio with Timbaland, Missy Elliott Demi Lovato is currently prepping her third album for a September release, and the teenage singer is apparently ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Feist's New Album, Haley Reinhart Inks Label Deal

    July 25, 2011 7:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Feist Announces First Album in Four Years Feist 's follow-up to her 2007 breakthrough "The Reminder," which included her iTunes ad-featuring hit "1,2, ...

  19. 'Idol's' Pia Toscano Debuts First Single 'This Time': Listen

    July 11, 2011 1:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 After performing her first single, "This Time," during an American Idols Live! tour stop last week (July 6) , "Idol" favorite Pia Toscano reunited with Ryan Seacrest today (July 11) to give the studio version a proper premiere. L ...

  20. 'Idol' Contestant Pia Toscano Performs First Single Live

    July 08, 2011 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" Season 10 favorite Pia Toscano debuted her first single, titled "This Time," Wednesday (July 6) night. The single is not scheduled for release until next week, but the singer performed the song at the "Americ ...

  21. 'American Idol's' Pia Toscano Signs With Interscope Records

    July 05, 2011 7:39 PM EDT "American Idol's" Pia Toscano has officially signed a recording contract with Interscope Records, THR has confirmed. She will release her debut single, "This Time," on July 12 and perform the song as part of her set during ...

  22. 'Idol's' Pia Toscano Signs with Interscope Records

    July 05, 2011 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol's" Pia Toscano has officially signed a recording contract with Interscope Records, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She will release her debut single, "This Time," on July 12 and perform the song as part ...

  23. Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina Sign with Mercury Nashville

    June 06, 2011 3:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina have officially gone from "American Idol" country darlings to labelmates. The season 10 champion and runner-up have signed record deals with Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope to release their debu ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Pia Toscano Working on Album, DMX Prison Release Announced

    May 26, 2011 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pia Toscano Working on 'Diva' Album With season 10 coming to a close last night, word is out that Pia Toscano is already hard at work on her debut album and it ...

  25. 'American Idol' Bounces Back with Smart Shake-Ups, Young Talent

    May 25, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two teen-age country charmers -- one overtly emotional, one ridiculously calm -- head into tonight's "American Idol" finale, closing out a year in which everything went right for everyone associated with the show. After slipping last ...

  26. 'American Idol' Awards: The Best & Worst of Season 10

    May 24, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fellow "American Idol" fans: We've spent four months and countless hours obsessing over the biggest show on TV -- that's right, the same show that everyone said was dead last May! -- but alas, it's time to put another season ...

  27. Jennifer Lopez's Mic Malfunction Prompts Encore at KIIS-FM's Wango Tango

    May 16, 2011 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 KIIS FM's annual summer blowout has become a huge draw, not just for listeners around the Los Angeles area, but for pop artists vying for heavy rotation spins on the hit station. So it's no surprise that Wango Tango, now in its 14th year, ...

  28. James Durbin Voted Off 'American Idol,' Enrique Iglesias, Jordin Sparks Perform

    May 12, 2011 10:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 In "American Idol's" biggest shocker since Pia Toscano was eliminated five weeks ago, rocker James Durbin was sent packing on the elimination episode tonight (May 12). Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart remain and make ...

  29. Adam Lambert Calls 'Idol' Hopeful Haley Reinhart 'Top-Notch'

    April 28, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert was never one to soft-pedal -- not when it came to his performances on the show or his opinions on everything from drugs to sexuality to Lady Gaga . It's one of the many reasons we love ...

  30. '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. ...

  31. Stefano Langone: 'It's Hard to Really Show Your Chops' on 'Idol'

    April 22, 2011 2:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stefano Langone may have been eliminated on last night's (Apr. 21) "American Idol," but 22-year-old Seattle crooner assures fans that he's just getting started -- and that he barely showed off his talents on the show. Video: Stef ...

  32. 'American Idol' Executive Producer Says Show Will Change Voting Next Season

    April 20, 2011 3:49 PM EDT "American Idol" producers will discuss changes to the voting process at the end of this season, but will not tweak the process this year. Executive producer Ken Warwick said the producers will consider limiting the number of text votes a ...

  33. 'American Idol' Mulls Tweaks to Voting System After Pia Toscano Elimination

    April 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" producers will discuss changes to the voting process at the end of this season, but will not tweak the process this year. Executive producer Ken Warwick said the producers will consider limiting the number of text votes all ...

  34. 'American Idol': Jacob Lusk Stays Out of Trouble, Lauren Alaina Keeps Climbing

    April 14, 2011 12:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Still mourning Pia Toscano's untimely exit from "American Idol"? Well, I'm sorry to say that tonight's show won't help you get over the Celine Dion -esque singer from Queens. The top 8 tackled songs from the movies on T ...

  35. 'American Idol' Accused of Weight Bias; Show Denies Claim

    April 13, 2011 8:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 A 19-year-old "American Idol" studio audience member claims that she was barred from a front-row seat and told it was because of her weight, an allegation denied by the show's production company. Ashley Kauffman, of Riverside, Calif., ...

  36. The Best-Selling Non-Winning 'American Idol' Finalists

    April 12, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 As rumors abound over Pia Toscano's possible record deal with Interscope (and, in juicier news, an alleged romance with a fellow reality show hopeful), "American Idol" viewers this week face the first episode following the power balla ...

  37. Billboard Bits: 'Idol's' Pia Toscano Addresses Record Deal, Dating Rumors

    April 11, 2011 7:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Idol's" Pia Toscano Denies Record Deal, Dating Rumors While online rumors have circled that "American Idol" castoff Pia Toscano has inked a reco ...

  38. Pia Toscano Calls 'American Idol' Elimination 'A Tough Moment'

    April 08, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pia Toscano had a premonition she wouldn't make it to "American Idol's" final eight earlier this week. Following her surprise elimination on Thursday (April 7), Toscano told reporters that after her performance of Tina Turner ...

  39. '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? ...

  40. Pia Toscano Voted Off 'American Idol' in Shock Elimination

    April 07, 2011 9:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" favorite Pia Toscano was voted off the competition Thursday night (April 7), in a shocking elimination episode that left her fellow contestants distraught and the judges vocally expressing their dismay. "I have no idea ...

  41. Ryan Tedder 'Admires and Respects' Kelly Clarkson After Falling-Out

    April 07, 2011 2:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although OneRepublic is making the TV rounds supporting "Good Life," the latest single from sophomore album "Waking Up," frontman Ryan Tedder is already looking ahead to a busy schedule of studio sessions. The producer/songwriter ...

  42. '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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. '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 ...

  46. '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: ...

  47. '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 ...

  48. 'American Idol': Bruno Mars Rules, Jacee Badeaux Cries in Drama-Filled Hollywood

    February 16, 2011 11:35 PM EST 0 0 0 It was all Bruno Mars , almost all of the time on "American Idol's" Hollywood group round episode Wednesday night (Feb. 16), as nearly half of the contestants pinned their hopes on the breakout pop crooner's earnest melodies. Mar ...