1. Bow Wow Twitters Bad Behavior; Grammys Book Gaga, Green Day

    January 06, 2010 1:56 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, embarrassing Twitter usage has been all the talk today. First Bow Wow live-tweeted a drunk driving spree in his Lambourgini on New Years Eve, then American Idol judge Randy Jacks ...

  2. Randy Jackson Talks 'Idol' As Season Nine Nears

    January 06, 2010 11:26 AM EST 0 0 0 With a new judge (Ellen DeGeneres) on the panel, Randy Jackson predicts that "American Idol's" ninth season will be "interesting" as well as "a very, very cool, nice year...an exciting, different time." "Hopef ...

  3. Randy Jackson Tweets for Help on Grammy Voting

    January 05, 2010 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Taking a page out of "American Idol," judge Randy Jackson reached out to his Twitter followers yesterday (Jan. 4) to help him fill out his Grammy ballot. While there's no way of telling whether Jackson's nearly 12,000 Twitter fol ...

  4. Paper Tongues Ready For A Wild 'Ride'

    January 04, 2010 12:37 PM EST 0 0 0 The debut album release is still three months off, but response to the first single, "Ride To California," has North Carolina's Paper Tongues wagging with high expectations. "It's been this ongoing thing," frontman Aswa ...

  5. Randy Jackson Tweets For Help On Grammy Votes

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Taking a page out of "American Idol," judge Randy Jackson is reaching out to his Twitter followers to help him fill out his Grammy ballot. Voting members of the Recording Academy have until Friday to get their votes to accounting firm De ...

  6. Chart Beat Wednesday: Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Reba McEntire

    November 03, 2009 7:08 PM EST 0 0 0 BOYZ IN A FAMILIAR 'HOOD: Old is new again this week. Boyz II Men bow at No. 34 on Adult R&B (viewable at billboard.biz ) and No. 99 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "I Can't Make You Love Me." The song had last appeared on a Bi ...

  7. CMJ: Kimberly Locke on her next album - Billboard.com

    CMJ: Kimberly Locke on her next album - Billboard.com

    October 26, 2009 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Interview by Evan C. Jones, Oct. 2009. kim locke , Randy Jackson , interview , American Idol , exclusive , lock , third solo album , kimberly locke , cmj , Kimberly Locke Videos Billboard.com Kimberly Locke American idol Exclusive Interview Kim Lock ...

  8. 'American Idol' Gives Back For A Third Time

    October 06, 2009 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" is bringing back its "Idol Gives Back" charitable special on April 21 after a yearlong hiatus. The special, airing during the top-seven Wednesday results show, will benefit Children's Health Fund, Feeding Ame ...

  9. Simon Cowell Signing Three-Year Deal With 'Idol'

    August 11, 2009 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Simon Cowell will be a judge on "American Idol" for at least three more seasons. During the second-quarter earnings call of CKX, parent company of "Idol" co-producer 19 Entertainment, CKX chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman indicat ...

  10. Katy Perry, Posh Spice To Fill Abdul's Judge Seat On 'Idol'

    August 07, 2009 10:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop singers Katy Perry , former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham , and other female artists will be guest judges on "American Idol" this upcoming season to help replace departing Paula Abdul , Fox television executives said on Thursday. But Fox ...

  11. Paula Abdul Leaving 'American Idol'

    August 05, 2009 8:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paula Abdul announced Tuesday she is quitting "American Idol," a show that she said became an international phenomenon with her help. "With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return" to the hit Fox TV singing contest, ...

  12. Post-'Idol,' Brooke White's Got 'High Hopes'

    July 24, 2009 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 American Idol finalist Brooke White is more than humbled and pleased by the warm reception to her first post-'Idol' album High Hopes & Heartbreak. Though she co-wrote nearly all of the July 21 album's twelve tracks, White says it ...

  13. Paula Abdul May Not Be Back On 'Idol'

    July 20, 2009 9:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paula Abdul's new manager says she may not be returning to "American Idol." According to a Los Angeles Times report, David Sonenberg says he doesn't have a proposal for a new contract for Abdul. He says it doesn't appear she ...

  14. Ryan Seacrest Re-Ups With 'Idol' In $45 Million Deal

    July 13, 2009 10:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ryan Seacrest is Fox's 45-Million-Dollar Man. The "American Idol" host has closed a major new three-year deal with CKX, parent of "Idol" producer 19 Entertainment, worth $15 million per year. Under the pact, which is believe ...

  15. Ryan Seacrest Re-Ups With 'Idol' In $45 Million Deal

    July 13, 2009 7:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ryan Seacrest is Fox's 45-Million-Dollar Man. The "American Idol" host has closed a major new three-year deal with CKX, parent of "Idol" producer 19 Entertainment, worth $15 million per year. Under the pact, which is believe ...

  16. 'Idol' Finale Down To The Wire

    May 19, 2009 9:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Allen "won" the first round of the "American Idol" finale, but the force of nature known as Adam Lambert bounced back to tie it all up. Lambert, the guylinered glam rocker from California, is battling acoustic guitar player ...

  17. Lambert, Gokey And Allen Compete For 'Idol' Crown

    May 13, 2009 8:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 The pressure is on for Danny Gokey, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert. There's just one week until the "American Idol" finale, and on Tuesday night the all-male trio competed for two spots in next week's much-hyped sing-off. They each ...

  18. Adam Lambert Does 'Whole Lotta Love' On 'Idol' Rock Night

    May 06, 2009 6:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 The "American Idol" final four paired off to channel their inner rock stars Tuesday. The result? Some shined, some stumbled. And some things just tumbled. The remaining four singers performed duets along with their solos on the rock-themed ...

  19. Adam Lambert Is 'Feeling Good' After 'Idol' Rat Pack Night

    April 29, 2009 8:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paula Abdul stopped just short of declaring Adam Lambert the future winner of "American Idol." Instead, she compared him to a certain Olympic swimmer. The "Idol" judge praised yet another Lambert performance Tuesday night, tellin ...

  20. 'American Idol' Judges May Jump Ship

    April 25, 2009 1:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fox television this week faced an uncomfortable future when the two biggest stars on its No. 1-rated show "American Idol" openly discussed leaving, which experts said could send viewership plummeting in future seasons. Paula Abdul, whose o ...

  21. Adam Lambert Secures 'Idol' Lead With Disco Song

    April 22, 2009 9:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Before he went on stage, the camera swooped down on "American Idol" contestant Adam Lambert as he stood beaming in the crowd. But as usual, Lambert was more than just a face in the crowd on Tuesday night, as he again wowed the judges and s ...

  22. Matt Giraud Spared, Miley Cyrus Appeared on 'American Idol'

    April 16, 2009 12:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The four "American Idol" judges used their one-time-only veto power on Wednesday to spare Matt Giraud from being sent home after the hit talent show's fans cast the fewest votes for his performance of "Have You Ever Really Loved ...

  23. Adam Lambert Gets 'Wild' On 'Idol' As Judging Format Changes

    April 15, 2009 6:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" tried to end on time Tuesday, implementing a format that allowed only two judges to review a singer. Host Ryan Seacrest explained: "We're working in teams tonight, so we make it in on time." Judge Simon Cowel ...

  24. Rounds Derided, Lambert Gets Standing O On 'Idol'

    April 08, 2009 8:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Rounds continued her streak of disappointment on "American Idol." The 24-year-old Memphis mom's eyes welled with tears as judge Simon Cowell derided her performance of "What's Love Got To Do With It" Tuesday night a ...

  25. 'Idol' Judges Distracted By Iraheta's Funky Outfit

    April 01, 2009 8:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Allison Iraheta's funky outfit got more attention than her performance on "American Idol." The judges' panel seemed too distracted by what she was wearing to offer much criticism of her performance. The 16-year-old rock prodigy b ...

  26. Update: 'American Idol' Changing Its Tune

    December 15, 2008 4:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fox today (Dec. 15) outlined the schedule for the eighth season of "American Idol," which reworks the elimination process to extend the Hollywood round and gives judges the opportunity to send some of their overlooked favorite contestants ...

  27. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her 11th No. 1 single to complete her domination of the British sales charts. "Confessions on a Dance Floor" goes straight to 2005 - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 ...

  28. Body Of Infatuated Fan Found Near Abdul's Home

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A fan of Paula Abdul whose failed audition for "American Idol" aired in season five was found dead in a car near the home of the pop star and judge she admired, authorities said today (Nov. 12). A fan of Paula Abdul whose failed audition f ...

  29. Kara DioGuardi Named New 'Idol' Judge

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in January 2009. Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in Janua ...

  30. Fourth Judge Added To 'American Idol'

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Grammy nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in January 2009. DioGuardi, whose work includes Kelly Clarkson's "Walk Away," Christina Aguilera's "Ain't ...

  31. Janet Jackson Dances With Randy Jackson

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" will incorporate the music of Janet Jackson on July 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. The dance crews will be asked to choreograph to songs from Jackson's library including "Con ...

  32. Mercado Dismissed From 'American Idol'

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Syesha Mercado's second, third and fourth chances caught up with her tonight as the 21-year-old Florida native was dismissed from the "American Idol" finals. Syesha Mercado's second, third and fourth chances caught up with her to ...

  33. 'Idol Gives Back' Raises $22 Million For Charity

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fox's "Idol Gives Back" charity telethon raised $22 million for charity last night (April 9), thanks to a combination of corporate sponsorship and donations from viewers who called in to the show and Fox's "Idol Gives Back&q ...

  34. Chart Beat

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action on British solo female artists, Madonna, Danity Kane and more! TOP OF THE WORLD: For the first time in almost 27 years, and only the third time in the entire rock era, a British solo female artist hits No. 1 on The Billbo ...

  35. Second Lil Mama Hit Ushers In New Album

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Having scored a second big hit without the benefit of an album, teenage rapper Lil Mama's debut finally has a release date. "VYP -- Voice of the Young People" will arrive April 29 via Jive. Having scored a second big hit without the b ...

  36. Ross Zooms By 'NOW,' Snoop To Debut At No. 1

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miami rapper Rick Ross scores his second straight chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Trilla" (Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam) debuts at No. 1. The set sold 198,000 units in the United States, according to Ni Miami rapper Rick Ross scores his seco ...

  37. Rick Ross Is Boss At No. 1

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Rick Ross heads up The Billboard 200 this week with "Trilla," while new arrivals from Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus and Fat Joe join him in the top 20 ... Two more "Now" albums bow -- "Now 27" and "Now That' ...

  38. Ten Secrets About An American Idol Taping

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sure, for most people, "American Idol" is a fun way to spend two nights a week on the couch, groaning at every off-key note and appalling fashion choice. But for the studio audience, it is a lot more Sure, for most people, "American I ...

  39. MTV Back In Business With Lachey, Jackson

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 MTV is giving young people the chance to follow their dreams through several new music- and dance-themed projects, including an unscripted musical drama from Nick Lachey that's described as a reality MTV is giving young people the chance to fol ...

  40. Forever His Girl

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After dabbling in nearly every area of the music industry, Grammy Award-winning producer/musician and "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson is adding "solo album" to his already impressive resume, and h After dabbling in nearly eve ...

  41. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A crossover hit leads Snoop Dogg into the land of "Seduction," Paula Abdul gives "American Idol" colleague Randy Jackson a boost, Rick Ross and Fat Joe rap their way back and Kaki King makes a guitar- The first solo album in eigh ...

  42. Paula Abdul Plotting Comeback Album

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After re-launching her music career with an appearance on fellow "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson's new album, Paula Abdul is getting busy on her first new album since 1995's "Head Over Heels." The After re-launching ...

  43. Chart Beat

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Flo Rida's "Elevator," Ray Davies, Paula Abdul and more! GOING UP, PLEASE: "Elevator" by Flo Rida featuring Timbaland takes a 100-28 ride on The Billboard Hot 100, the fastest rise from the anchor position sin ...

  44. Flo Rida Starts Tenth Week Atop Hot 100

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's "Low" enters a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Low," while another new track, "Elevator," rockets 100-28 thanks to digital sales of 64,000 units. The rapper's debut album, Flo Rida ...

  45. will.i.am Content With Artist Signings

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn't looking to sign any new acts to his joint-venture label with Interscope, he told Billboard.com last night (Feb. 7) ahead of the 4th Annual Peapod Foundation Be Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn' ...

  46. Chart Beat

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Paula Adbul, Yael Naim, Flo Rida and more! 'DANCE' WITH THE STARS: She might be forever our girl, but it's been awhile since Paula Abdul has appeared on a Billboard singles chart. Granted, that's because she hasn&# ...

  47. Ask Billboard

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on John Lennon's "Double Fantasy," Paula Abdul, Foreigner and more! FANTANSY WORLD Dear Keith, Here's a weird question about John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Double Fantasy" album. ...

  48. Chart Beat Chat

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss The Eagles, kenny Chesney, Jennifer Hudson and more! GOING BY THE BOOK Dear Fred, About four years ago I wrote to you with a prediction that legal digital downloads would eventually help drive the Hot 100, as 45 rpm reco ...

  49. Mariah, Paula, 'Idols' Join Jackson's 'Club'

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Randy Jackson has a busy first quarter ahead of him. Not only will the musician/producer be returning to the stage this week as a judge on "American Idol," but come March 11, the musician/producer wil Randy Jackson has a busy first quarter ...

  50. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her 11th No. 1 single to complete her domination of the British sales charts. "Confessions on a Dance Floor" goes straight to 2005 - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 ...

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