1. Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr., and Keith Urban Brace for 'American Idol' Farewell as Auditions Begin

    August 17, 2015 5:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 The judges began the search for the next 'American Idol' in Philadelphia Even though American Idol’s 15 th season is being billed as a fond farewell, Jennifer Lopez isn’t quite ready to say goodbye. “I will just miss Idol if it doesn’t con ...

  2. Justin Bieber, One Direction & Jack & Jack: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Episode 61

    August 07, 2015 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts --  Trending 140  and  Emerging Artists  -- and the news that's driving ...

  3. Watch Nicki Minaj Call Out a Guy for Selling Fake Pinkprint T-Shirts

    August 06, 2015 8:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Even Nicki Minaj  will buy her own tour merchandise -- when it's legitimate. On Thursday (Aug. 6), the rapper was driving when she saw a man on the side of the road selling knock-off T-shirts from her Pinkprint Tour. She caught the entire conve ...

  4. Ryan Seacrest Inks New Mega Deal with iHeartMedia

    July 13, 2015 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The new three-year contract will keep Seacrest a top personality across all of iHeartRadio's platforms as well as an advisor and host of tentpole events. Ryan Seacrest’s radio reign continues. The entertainment mogul has inked a new, expanded d ...

  5. Mariah Carey Says 'American Idol' Was the 'Worst Experience of My Life'

    May 28, 2015 11:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey got candid on Australia's Kyle and Jackie O show on Wednesday, describing her time on American Idol as "the worst experience of my life." When questioned if she would return for the upcoming season 15 American Idol series ...

  6. Harry Styles' Placenta Facial and More Out-There Music-Star Health & Fitness Fads

    May 27, 2015 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Placenta, Please ​ Beverly Hills-based aesthetician Louise Deschamps has treated some high-profile faces, like Harry Styles and Ryan Seacrest (“a regular”), with 90-minute placenta facials derived from the umbilical cords of sheep. “Their stem cells ...

  7. 'American Idol' Fades Out: Preserving the Show's Legacy Despite a Precipitous Decline

    May 15, 2015 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 No hits, depressed ratings, fewer ads and sky-high salaries all led to this week’s bombshell announcement. Not 24 hours after fox dropped an early morning bomb on May 11 announcing that American Idol , the venerable 14-year-old show that redefined m ...

  8. 'American Idol' Final Season Online Auditions Now Underway, Live Dates Announced

    May 12, 2015 7:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Now that we know American Idol has just one season left , the heat is on to become the show's final winner.  On the tails of Monday's announcement the singing competition will wrap with its 15th season, on Tuesday it announced audition det ...

  9. 'American Idol' Cancellation: So What Does Brian Dunkleman Think?

    May 11, 2015 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Back when American Idol had its first season -- in the summer of 2002 -- Ryan Seacrest was not the lone host: He belonged to a spiky-haired hosting duo that also included comedian Brian Dunkleman. But after Idol became a cultural phenomenon that fir ...

  10. 'American Idol' Ending With Season 15

    May 11, 2015 8:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 American Idol will be back for a 15th season and final season. Fox announced Monday that it had renewed the aging singing competition, and the current judges roster of Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will all return with it -- as ...

  11. 'American Idol' Recap: Top Three Revealed

    May 06, 2015 10:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The top four returned to their hometowns tonight, and the contestants sang three selections. Season mentor Scott Borchetta chose their first songs of the evening, the judges picked their second songs and the artists chose their own third songs, inte ...

  12. 'American Idol' Finalist Quentin Alexander on his Elimination, On-Air Drama: 'I Moved On'

    April 23, 2015 5:00 PM EDT The New Orleans native looks back to the famous "wack" attack and ahead to a creative future. Just one week after Quentin Alexander expressed his ire at the elimination process on American Idol , the season 14 finalist was gracious in ...

  13. 'Wack' Attack: 'American Idol' Finalists, Scott Borchetta on Wednesday's Dramatic Confrontation

    April 16, 2015 3:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Quentin Alexander's verbal spat with Harry Connick Jr. had everyone talking backstage. It was the verbal barb that felt like a physical slap in American Idol judge Harry Connick Jr.'s face. Following a reveal of the bottom two on the show  ...

  14. Will Justin Bieber's New Music Be Inspired by Selena Gomez?

    April 03, 2015 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's no secret that  Justin Bieber has been busy cooking up new tunes in the studio. He previously confirmed that he's been getting some assistance from Rick Rubin and Kanye West  on the album. And it turns out that Yeezy has been helping ...

  15. 'American Idol' Behind the Scenes: 10 Things Fans Didn't See From Thursday's Episode

    March 20, 2015 10:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 As viewers saw on Thursday's (March 19) edition of American Idol , the top 11 will remain a top 11 for one more week, as the judges didn't save their save for later in the season, rescuing Qaasim Middleton from elimination. But what about ...

  16. Sarina-Joi Crowe Exits 'American Idol': 'I Woke Up Thinking It Might Be the End'

    March 13, 2015 5:12 AM EDT The season 14 finalist tells Billboard she "wanted to go out in style." American Idol introduced a new effect Thursday night, turning the red lights on the top 12 contestants' chairs green when Ryan Seacrest announced they had mad ...

  17. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 11 Get the Party Started

    March 13, 2015 3:53 AM EDT Empire's Taraji P. Henson drops by American Idol to deliver the official results from the previous night's voting to host Ryan Seacrest . One by one, Seacrest reveals throughout the episode who advances to the top 11, the contestants&# ...

  18. Note to 'American Idol' Season 14: You (Still) Have Format Problems

    March 12, 2015 8:57 PM EDT Billboard's blogger laments the loss of two-hour episodes that reveal more of the finalists' personalities. American Idol returns to a two-hour live format on Thursday night (March 12) after weeks of truncated episodes to make way for ...

  19. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 8 Girls Keep Motown Week Swinging

    March 05, 2015 11:31 PM EST As "Motown Week" continues on American Idol , Jennifer Lopez , Keith Urban , and Harry Connick Jr . return to the Fillmore in Detroit to hear the top eight girls perform for their shot at season 14's top 12. Just as with the boys ...

  20. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 8 Guys Compete for Motown Supremacy

    March 05, 2015 1:06 AM EST The first performer to take the stage on American Idol tonight gets a standing ovation from judges Jennifer Lopez , Keith Urban , and Harry Connick Jr . But it isn't one of the season 14 contestants who lights up the Fillmore in Detroit. It ...

  21. Watch Iggy Azalea Tell Ryan Seacrest the Real Papa John's Story (She Doesn't Want Free Pizza)

    February 24, 2015 1:19 PM EST 3.895 k 185 61 Iggy Azalea's war with Papa John's is over, but she stopped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest to share her battle story. According to Iggy, one day she ordered from her usual Papa John's (yes, this was a regular thing) only to be ...

  22. BlackBerry Files Another Lawsuit Against Ryan Seacrest's Typo

    February 17, 2015 2:16 PM EST The second season of Ryan Seacrest 's Typo is too much like the first, according to BlackBerry Limited. The once dominant smartphone maker is again suing Typo, alleging in a new complaint filed on Monday in California federal court that its m ...

  23. BlackBerry Files Another Lawsuit Against Ryan Seacrest's Typo

    February 17, 2015 2:16 PM EST The second season of Ryan Seacrest 's Typo is too much like the first, according to BlackBerry Limited. The once dominant smartphone maker is again suing Typo, alleging in a new complaint filed on Monday in California federal court that its mo ...

  24. Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson & Sophia Grace: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 32

    January 16, 2015 12:00 PM EST Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's drivin ...

  25. Pitbull, Taylor Swift, Victoria Justice Gain Big on Social 50 After New Years Eve

    January 09, 2015 2:52 PM EST Star-studded, televised New Year's Eve appearances spur several notable movements on the first Social 50 chart released in 2015. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace ...

  26. New Year's Eve 2014: A Musical Guide

    December 30, 2014 7:31 PM EST 3.233 k 155 76 0 Nevermind that snow may hit Las Vegas on New Year's Eve -- the desert destination may have quietly usurped New York City as the country's most banging music hotspot to ring in 2015. This year, everyone from Jennifer Lopez , Lady ...

  27. 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Preview: Ryan Seacrest & Jenny McCarthy on the Insanity of Times Square Nudity

    December 30, 2014 12:40 PM EST Ryan Seacrest is once again ready to ring in the new year as the emcee of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve , hosting the annual countdown for the 10th year and ringing in 2015 with Jenny McCarthy , who will be on hand for the fou ...

  28. Coca-Cola and 'American Idol' End Sponsorship Deal

    December 16, 2014 1:53 PM EST The soft drink company has been a part of the show since it began. Say goodbye to those giant Coke cups at the American Idol judges' table. When the Fox show returns for it's 14th season on Jan. 7, it will be without its longtime sponsor ...

  29. 'American Idol' to Be Reduced to One Night, Ryan Seacrest Says

    December 14, 2014 1:26 PM EST “We are going to do the performance show and the results in the same show,” said the program's longtime host. American Idol fans are going to find out who’s going home in a whole new way. 'American Idol' Judge Keith Urban Talks Seas ...

  30. Florida Georgia Line, MAGIC! & Idina Menzel Join Line-Up for ‘New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    December 03, 2014 9:00 AM EST Florida Georgia Line , MAGIC! and Idina Menzel will perform at Times Square for the “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015,” organizers announced today.  Menzel will sing her Frozen smash “Let It Go,” Florida Georgia Line will perform a m ...

  31. The Roadmap to Taylor Swift's Record-Breaking Week in 6 (Not So Easy) Steps

    November 07, 2014 10:19 AM EST The singer and her hard-charging label defied the odds by brilliantly influencing everything from fans' emotions to lowered expectations to hit almost 1.3 million in sales. Here's a head-scratcher for the digital era: even though U.S ...

  32. Jimmy Fallon's 'Ew!' Hits Real-Time Trending 140 Chart -- Is Hot 100 Next?

    October 07, 2014 7:06 PM EDT Fallon's collab with will.i.am blasts onto the real-time Trending 140, and 'Tonight Show' host has his eye on Hot 100 next. Could Jimmy Fallon 's dream to hit, if not conquer, the Billboard Hot 100 come true? On Monday, the ho ...

  33. Who'd Play You in Your Biopic? Macklemore, Iggy Azalea, Ryan Seacrest and More Make the Casting Call

    Who'd Play You in Your Biopic? Macklemore, Iggy Azalea, Ryan Seacrest and More Make the Casting Call

    September 26, 2014 10:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Macklemore, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Seacrest, Iggy Azalea, Ed Sheeran, Tiesto, Meghan Trainor and more discuss who would play them in their biopic, backstage at the 2014 iHeart Radio Festival MAGIC! , iggy azalea , megahn trainor , G-eazy , ed sheerna ...

  34. Ryan Seacrest backstage Q&A at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014

    Ryan Seacrest backstage Q&A at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014

    September 21, 2014 12:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ryan Seacrest backstage Q&A at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014 Las Vegas , music , MGM Grand Garden Arena , Clear Channel Las Vegas , Backstage , 2014 , Ryan Seacrest , Billboard , iheart , IHeartRadio Videos Ryan Seacrest ...

  35. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Eminem & Rihanna: The Top 10 Most Popular Ice Bucket Challenges

    September 09, 2014 3:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Also: Dave Grohl, Selena Gomez, Dr. Dre, Carrie Underwood, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake Since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge started in July, too many celebrities to count have participated. In all, the viral sensati ...

  36. Rita Ora: Calvin Harris Blocked My Teen Choice Performance

    August 12, 2014 5:17 PM EDT Ora says her ex had the final say because he wrote/produced "I Will Never Let You Down." Well, this is a bummer.  Rita Ora confirmed rumors Tuesday (Aug. 12) that ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris shut down her scheduled performance of "I W ...

  37. 'Fashion Rocks' Returns From Five-Year Hiatus Sept. 9, Mazda Unveils Music-Themed Campaign

    August 01, 2014 2:13 PM EDT 7 2 0 After a six-year, recession-induced hiatus, “Fashion Rocks” returns Sept. 9, resurrected as New York Fashion Week’s opening act. With a new media partner (Time Inc. replacing Conde Nast), network (CBS) and parent company (creator Richard Beckman and ...

  38. Ariana Grande Announces Second Album ‘My Everything,’ Teases ‘Break Free’ Video: Watch

    June 29, 2014 11:47 AM EDT Ariana Grande’s sophomore album, “My Everything,” will be released on Aug. 25, the pop singer has announced on Twitter. My new album My Everything now available for preorder @ http://t.co/MuAuRETJ4z + exclusive access to my @iheartradio concert s ...

  39. How Casey Kasem Gave Billboard A Voice

    June 15, 2014 2:27 PM EDT From the first American Top 40 countdown in 1970, the late icon brought Billboard charts to music fans worldwide Billboard had existed for more than 75 years before Casey Kasem counted down the first "American Top 40" on the weekend of ...

  40. Ryan Seacrest Reminisces About Casey Kasem: 'He’ll Be Greatly Missed’

    June 15, 2014 12:44 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest says the death of his radio role model, Casey Kasem, is a loss for radio listeners worldwide. Casey Kasem, Iconic Radio Host, Dies at 82 “Casey had a distinctive friendly on-air voice, and he was just as affable and nice if you had th ...

  41. Ryan Seacrest Adds YouTube Event Firm DigiTour to Investment Portfolio

    May 15, 2014 6:09 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest has made an investment in DigiTour Media, a company that produces live concerts and events for YouTube talent.  The producer's investment comes as part of an undisclosed funding round for DigiTour that includes Conde Nast parent ...

  42. Music Biz Vying For Larger Chunk Of TV’s $20 Billion in Upfront Ad Dollars

    April 25, 2014 5:09 PM EDT This story was first published in the May 3rd issue of Billboard . The upfront season — when media companies secure some $20 billion in early advertising buys with TV, cable and radio networks and online content companies — is underway, and inc ...

  43. My First 'American Idol': An Intern's Tale

    April 24, 2014 5:01 PM EDT The stage may be smaller in person, but the talent -- especially at the judges' table -- feels much bigger. I might not fit into what is now the stereotypical "American Idol" fangirl demographic, but growing up on the show that chan ...

  44. Ryan Seacrest Nears New 'American Idol' Deal, In Talks for Bigger Clear Channel Role

    April 18, 2014 4:54 PM EDT Though discussions continue, Seacrest has signaled that he likely will part ways with long-time partner NBCU and end his red carpet presence. Ryan Seacrest is zeroing in on his next chapter. Hollywood's hardest working multihyphenate is said ...

  45. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Sing Billboard Hits By Lady Gaga, One Direction, Avicii + More

    March 20, 2014 12:14 AM EDT From the beginning of the season, all eyes have been on Harry Connick Jr. as the judge to watch. During last night's "Billboard Hits" themed episode of "American Idol," Jennifer Lopez took center stage as she seriously ste ...

  46. With Ratings Down and AT&T Out, 'American Idol' Faces Costly 13th Season

    March 03, 2014 1:08 PM EST A Feb. 20 event to toast the 13th season of "American Idol" should have been a celebratory affair, but minutes after the show’s Top 13 and star judges arrived at West Hollywood hotspot Fig & Olive, Fox senior executive VP David Hill, ...

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