1. 'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery Makes History At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 12, 2011 11:00 AM EDT "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery makes history as his debut album, "Clear as Day," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 197,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. McCreery is the first country act to debut at No. 1 ...

  2. Hunter Hayes 'Storm's Billboard's Country Songs Chart

    October 11, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 H unter Hayes ' music career was born not long after he was. "By the time I was almost two, I was picking up everything and making an instrument out of it," the Beaux Bridge, La., native recalls. "My grandmother gave me a toy acc ...

  3. Scotty McCreery Poised to Top Billboard 200 With Debut

    October 05, 2011 10:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" 2011 winner Scotty McCreery is poised to become the first "Idol" champ since Ruben Studdard in 2003 (and only third overall) to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their first release. Industry p ...

  4. 'American Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 05, 2011 9:00 PM EDT "American Idol" 2011 winner Scotty McCreery is poised to become the first "Idol" champ since Ruben Studdard in 2003 (and only third overall) to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their first release. Industry ...

  5. 'American Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery to Sing at World Series

    October 04, 2011 11:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" champ Scotty McCreery is getting a dream gig: Not only is the avid baseball fan going to this year's World Series, he'll sing the national anthem. McCreery has been tapped to perform before Game One of the World S ...

  6. Scotty McCreery Talks 'Clear As Day': Video Track-By-Track

    October 04, 2011 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The way Scotty McCreery talks about his first single -- "I Love You This Big" -- sounds like the way his early supporters discuss his rise to "American Idol" champ status. But listening to the Carolina country crooner discuss his ...

  7. Scotty McCreery: "Clear As Day" Track by Track

    Scotty McCreery: "Clear As Day" Track by Track

    October 04, 2011 12:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Scotty McCreery: "Clear As Day" Track by Track Scotty McCreery , interview , Track by Track , Scotty McCreery , Interview Videos Scotty McCreery Interview ...

  8. Billboard Bits: Joe Jonas Teams Up with Lil Wayne, Tupac Sex Tape Leaks?

    October 03, 2011 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Joe Jonas Taps Lil Wayne for 'Just In Love (Remix)' Joe Jonas has tapped Lil Wayne to beef up his new single, "Just in Love (Remix)," off his forthcom ...

  9. 'American Idol' Scotty McCreery Talks Debut Album & High School Graduation

    September 30, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's the rare artist who can perform in the Philippines and attend his high school homecoming in the same week. Rare, too, is the artist who releases his debut album just five days before his 18th birthday, but so it goes for Garner, N.C., nati ...

  10. Florence & the Machine Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

    September 29, 2011 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the heels of her successful lungs, and a series of dates opening for U2, Florence Welch -- AKA Florence + The Machine -- is back with a new album, "Ceremonials," and she's ready to blow the house down. "She delivered a masterp ...

  11. 21 Under 21: Scotty McCreery (2011)

    September 27, 2011 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 No. 4. Scotty McCreery Birthdate: Oct. 9, 1993 (age 17) Why He's Hot: When viewers first saw Scotty McCreery at the Milwaukee auditions for "American Idol" season 10, they could barely believe the big ole voice coming out of the North ...

  12. Kelly Clarkson's 'Know It All' Debuts on Hot 100, Rihanna's 'Cheers' Rises

    September 14, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , rebounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson 's "Mr. Know It All" launches on the chart as the list's highest debut at No. 18. Riha ...

  13. 'Idol' Finalists Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina Announce Debut Albums

    August 12, 2011 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 After releasing their first music videos one day apart from each other, "American Idol" season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina will issue their debut albums one week apart from each other this fall on Mercury Nashvill ...

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Dirty Dancing,' Miranda Lambert, Drake

    August 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 'DIRTY DANCING' ON THE CHARTS: When news broke this week about how the 1987 hit film "Dirty Dancing" was being remade, we were immediately reminded about what a phenomenon its soundtrack was on Billboard's charts. The movie ...

  15. 'Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery's First Video: Watch 'I Love You This Big'

    August 10, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For once, Scotty McCreery is trailing behind Lauren Alaina. Two days after the "American Idol" season 10 runner-up dropped her first video (for "Like My Mother Does"), reigning "Idol" McCreery has released his first vid ...

  16. 'Idol' Finalist Lauren Alaina Debuts 'Like My Mother Does' Video: Watch

    August 09, 2011 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly three months after being named the runner-up of Season 10 of "American Idol," Lauren Alaina premiered the music video for her first single, "Like My Mother Does," on Monday (Aug. 8). The video is full of pictures and home ...

  17. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, U2, Motley Crue

    August 05, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Jovi tops the Hot Tours ranking with box office grosses reported from the June dates of the European leg of its Live 2011 Tour. Ticket sales from 10 markets generated over $38.6 million (US$) during the month, with attendance counts totaling 417 ...

  18. Scotty McCreery 'Moving Along' with Debut Album, Eyeing Fall Release

    July 26, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Even though he's spending most of his off time on this summer's American Idols Live! tour working on it, "American Idol" champ Scotty McCreery isn't feeling a great deal of stress about his upcoming studio album, which shoul ...

  19. 'American Idol' Vet Haley Reinhart Signs With Interscope

    July 25, 2011 3:07 PM EDT She may not have made it to the finals last season, but fans can expect more to come from Haley Reinhart. The 20-year old singer has inked a deal with Interscope records, the same label to snag ninth place finisher Pia Toscano . Though reports sur ...

  20. 'American Idol' Vs. 'The Voice': Who Won the Billboard Chart Battle?

    July 07, 2011 6:12 PM EDT Which TV reality singing competition made a bigger impact with music consumers this season, Fox's venerable "American Idol" or NBC's upstart "The Voice"? Let's take a look at the numbers logged by both "Idol ...

  21. Who Won the Billboard Chart Battle: 'Idol' or 'The Voice'?

    July 07, 2011 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Which TV reality singing competition made a bigger impact with music consumers this season, Fox's venerable "American Idol" or NBC's upstart "The Voice"? Let's look at the numbers logged by both "Idol" co ...

  22. '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 ...

  23. Beyonce Notches 4th Billboard 200 No. 1 with '4'

    July 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected , Beyonce 's fourth solo studio album, "4," bounds in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 310,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the diva's fourth solo No. 1 -- and fourth studio set ...

  24. The 'American Idol' Afterglow: 15 Alums Are on This Week's Billboard Charts

    June 22, 2011 4:26 PM EDT It's been just four weeks since the season 10 finale of "American Idol," so it's no surprise that winner Scotty McCreery is appearing on several Billboard charts, including Hot Country Songs (where his debut single "I Love ...

  25. Adele 'Rolling' Along Atop Hot 100, Jason Aldean & Nicki Minaj Reach Top 10

    June 15, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" logs a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart to be released Thursday (June 16) on Billboard.com, while Jason Aldean and Nicki Minaj enter the top 10. "Rolling in the Deep" spends a ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. POTW: Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne

    June 03, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez got cozy on vacation, Lady Gaga did her flying nun impression, "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery went to Disneyland, and Queen Latifah and Lil Wayne hit the NBA finals. It all happened this week and we&# ...

  28. Weekly Chart Notes: Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Beyonce

    June 02, 2011 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE START OF SOMETHING 'BIG': After a one-year break, the annual "American Idol" coronation single returns to the Billboard Hot 100 's top 15. Newly-crowned "Idol" champion Scotty McCreery's "I Love You T ...

  29. Chart Moves: Adele, Lady Gaga, Scotty McCreery, 'Wicked'

    June 02, 2011 10:59 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" banks a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, ascending 2-1 on Hot 100 Airplay (144 million in audience, up 6%, according to Nielsen BDS) and 3-1 on the Mainstream Top 40 ra ...

  30. Billboard Bits: Justin Timberlake On Britney Spears, Bjork Releases Details of iPad Album

    June 01, 2011 6:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Timberlake on Britney Spears: 'I Just Don't Think We Were Normal' In the latest issue of Vanity Fair, on newsstands tomorrow (June 2), Justin Timber ...

  31. 'Idols' Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina Top Hot 100 Debuts, Adele Still No. 1

    June 01, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A dele 's "Rolling in the Deep" banks a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 2) on Billboard.com, while this year's "American Idol" champion and runner-up roar in with top 20 debu ...

  32. Lady Gaga Tops Billboard 200, Brad Paisley Arrives at No. 2

    June 01, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A s previously reported , Lady Gaga comes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as her "Born This Way" set sold 1,108,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. That marks the largest sales week for any album sinc ...

  33. 'American Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery Makes Historic Start, Lauren Alaina Debuts on Hot Country Songs

    May 30, 2011 11:51 AM EDT After winning the 10th season of "American Idol" Wednesday, Scotty McCreery blasts onto Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Hot Country Songs chart at No. 32 with coronation track "I Love You This Big." McCreery performed the so ...

  34. Scotty McCreery Makes Historic Start, Lauren Alaina Bows On Country Songs

    May 30, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 After winning the 10th season of "American Idol" Wednesday (May 25), Scotty McCreery blasts onto Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Songs chart at No. 32 with coronation track "I Love You This Big." McCreery performed the ...

  35. 'Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery Aiming For Hot 100's Top 10

    May 27, 2011 3:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Now that "American Idol" has crowned 17-year old Scotty McCreery as its latest winner , how is his coronation single, "I Love You This Big," selling? Presently, industry prognosticators are projecting that the single may sell aro ...

  36. 'American Idol': Lee DeWyze, Nigel Lythgoe Feud Heats Up

    May 27, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 It seems there was actually more drama happening off the stage at the "American Idol" finale Wednesday (May 25) night. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Best Performances (Video) After the taping of the show -- which saw Scotty McCreery ...

  37. 'American Idol' Ratings Up From Last Year

    May 26, 2011 6:26 PM EDT Country crooner Scotty McCreery and Fox itself are both smiling over the conclusion of "American Idol." Wednesday's finale of the nation's most popular television show was seen by an estimated 29.3 million people. The Nielsen C ...

  38. 'American Idol' Draft Contracts Reveal Big Paydays for Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina

    May 26, 2011 3:07 PM EDT Scotty McCreery can thank a fourth judge for clearing his path to becoming the latest "American Idol" - one who didn't have to critique his singing. A Los Angeles judge approved a minor's contract establishing financial protect ...

  39. 'Idol' Q&A: Scotty McCreery on His 'Crazy Ride,' Debut Album, Lauren Alaina's Kiss

    May 26, 2011 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, deep-voiced country phenom Scotty McCreery defeated Lauren Alaina and took home the "American Idol" season 10 crown last night (May 25), making him the fourth straight male winner in the competition. Although Lauren's per ...

  40. 'American Idol' Runner-Up Lauren Alaina: 'I Knew Scotty Was Gonna Win'

    May 26, 2011 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 L auren Alaina may have lost "American Idol" -- but she still feels like a winner after singing with Carrie Underwood . "Carrie has been my Idol since she was on this show in Scotty's position," Alaina told reporters in the ...

  41. 'American Idol' Finale: The 10 Best Performances (Video)

    May 25, 2011 11:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 With a performance lineup as star-studded as any award show, the "American Idol" season 10 finale boasted plenty of buzzworthy moments besides the crowning of its new winner, Scotty McCreery. Everyone from 6) James Durbin & Judas Pries ...

  42. Scotty McCreery Wins 'American Idol' Season 10

    May 25, 2011 10:37 PM EDT Scotty McCreery, whose deep, syrupy voice has been compared to the likes of Josh Turner, was crowned season 10's "American Idol" on Wednesday's (May 25) finale. Seventeen-year-old McCreery defeated fellow teenaged country singe ...

  43. Scotty McCreery Wins 'American Idol' Season 10

    May 25, 2011 10:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Scotty McCreery, whose deep, syrupy voice has been compared to that of Josh Turner, was crowned season 10's "American Idol" on tonight's (May 25) live finale. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Best Performances (Video) Photos: ...

  44. Seacrest: Record Vote For 'American Idol' Finale

    May 25, 2011 8:56 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest says the "American Idol" contest between two teenage country singers drew a record number of votes. More than 122 million votes were cast for Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery, "American Idol" host Seacrest said a ...

  45. 5 Reasons Scotty McCreery Will Win 'American Idol'

    May 25, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lauren Alaina picked up some momentum during the final performance night on Tuesday, but the glitter won't be raining down on her during tonight's finale. Here are five reasons why Scotty McCreery is a lock to win: PHOTOS: Scotty McCreery& ...

  46. 5 Reasons Lauren Alaina Will Win 'American Idol'

    May 25, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 So you say Scotty McCreery is a shoo-in to win "American Idol," eh? Not so fast. Lauren Alaina will pull off an upset tonight and become the first girl since 2007 to take home the crown. Here's why: Photos: Lauren Alaina's ' ...

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