1. "American Idol" Finale: Surprise! William Hung Returns

    "American Idol" Finale: Surprise! William Hung Returns

    April 07, 2016 9:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 William Hung returns to "American Idol" for one last rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs." american idol finale , William Hung Videos William Hung Brightcove ...

  2. Adios, 'American Idol': Remembering the Top 10 Latin Moments on the Show

    May 11, 2015 4:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the sad (yet not entirely shocking) news that American Idol is ending after its 15th season, it's the perfect time to revisit the most memorable moments featuring Latinos (or classic tunes by Latin artists sung by hopeful contestants) on t ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. William Hung

    William Hung

    3 Albums, 6 Songs

  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. William Hung Scores Job With L.A. County Sheriff

    November 07, 2011 9:15 AM EST 0 0 0 America's favorite American Idol auditionor has found a new gig - with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. After his Season 3 audition performance in 2004 of Ricky Martin's She Bangs, William Hung became a viral hit and recei ...

  8. Play Ball! 10 Badass Baseball Songs

    September 29, 2011 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Major League Baseball's 2011 regular season ended in stirring fashion on Wednesday (Sept. 28), and with the playoffs kicking off on Friday (Sept. 30), there's plenty of drama still to come. Before Sabathia faces off against Verlander, the ...

  9. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Sales High But Not in Millions

    March 22, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Contrary to several media reports, Rebecca Black is not netting hundreds of thousands of dollars from the more than 33 million YouTube views of her uber-viral video "Friday" or its digital sales. However, she's not doing badly. Video: ...

  10. 'American Idol' Premiere: Top 5 Auditions, from Yoji 'Pop' to Devyn Rush

    January 20, 2011 2:03 AM EST 0 0 0 If you missed last night's "American Idol" season 10 premiere or just want to relive the highlights again, we're here to help. Watch the five most memorable auditions of the night below -- don't forget to tell us which one w ...

  11. American Idol's Top 10 Wackiest Auditions

    January 19, 2011 3:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Over the span of nine seasons, "American Idol" has become a full-on cultural phenomenon and gifted the world with such music stars as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert. But we all know there's a flip side to that coin: ...

  12. William Hung on American Idol's Red Carpet May 26, 2010

    William Hung on American Idol's Red Carpet May 26, 2010

    May 27, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 William Hung on American Idol's Red Carpet May 26, 2010. Billboard.com interview , American Idol , red carpet , william hung , William Hung Videos William Hung Brightcove ...

  13. Chart Beat: Eminem, Melinda Doolittle, Chris Sligh, Jennifer Hudson

    February 12, 2009 12:54 PM EST 0 0 0 'BOTTLE' ROCKETS TO NO. 1: The calendar year isn't even two months old, but for the second time in 2009, a song has catapulted to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 from the bottom 25 positions. Just two weeks after Kelly Clarkson set the ...

  14. Chart Beat: Kelly Clarkson, 'At Last,' Coldplay

    January 29, 2009 5:49 PM EST 0 0 0 THIS IS YOUR 'LIFE': For the second time in her career, Kelly Clarkson sets the record for the biggest leap to No. 1 on the Hot 100. This week she does it with a 97-1 bound for "My Life Would Suck Without You" (RCA), narrowly sur ...

  15. Chart Beat: Beyonce, T.I., Josiah Leming

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from "At Last," T.I., Josiah Leming and more! THIS COULD BE THE 'LAST' TIME: Mack Gordon and Harry Warren wrote "At Last" for the film "Orchestra Wives" in 1942. Glenn Miller had a ...

  16. Chart Beat: Britney Spears, Beyonce, Labelle, Jennifer Hudson, Bob Dylan, Lindsay Lohan

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action Britney Spears, Beyonce, Labelle, Jennifer Hudson and more! A HIT, ONE MORE TIME: For the second week in a row, the record for the biggest leap to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 has been broken. Just seven days ago, I ...

  17. Chart Beat: 'All Summer Long,' Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action from the song "All Summer Long," Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn's "Woman" and more! IT'S SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME: It's a rare event for two versions of the same song to appear on Th ...

  18. Chart Beat

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from David Cook, Donna Summer, Jody Watley and more! 'TIME' IS ON HIS SIDE: The longest run of No. 1s by solo females in the history of the Adult Contemporary chart is over. After a 36-week reign by Colbie Caill ...

  19. Chart Beat: Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland and more! AIN'T THAT A 'SHAME': The seventh-place finalist from the seventh season of "American Idol" is the fourth contestant from this most recent yea ...

  20. Chart Beat: Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family, Ace Young, ABBA

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family and more! THE COLBIE AND SARA DUOPOLY: The debut singles by Colbie Caillat and Sara Bareilles have monopolized pole position on the Adult Contemporary chart for the last 30 weeks, the ...

  21. Chart Beat: 'In The Heights,' Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses "In the Heights," Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle and more! 'HEIGHTS' HITS THE HEIGHTS: Whenever I'm in New York, I do my best to see as many Broadway shows as possible. Last week I was there for a very short t ...

  22. Chart Beat

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Leona Lewis, American 'Idols,' Rick Ross and more! HIGHER 'LOVE': A 21-8 leap on The Billboard Hot 100 sends newcomer Leona Lewis into the top 10 and into chart history as one of the most successful debuting U.K. s ...

  23. Chart Beat

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Usher's "Love in This Club," American 'Idols,' Janet Jackson and more! 'CLUB' PLAY: Adding sales to airplay can be like adding Mentos to Diet Coke. The resulting explosion has carried "Love in T ...

  24. Chart Beat

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Alicia Keys and more! 'STARTIN'' ALL OVER AGAIN: After an absence from the Hot 100 of four years, one month and one week, Michael Jackson returns with "Wanna Be Startin' Someth ...

  25. Chart Beat Chat

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Nana Mouskouri, Hot Country Songs chart, Joe Dowell's "Muss I Denn" and more! WAS NANA A VISITOR TO THE BILLBOARD 200? Hi Fred! I came across an online article from the Oiko Times that said Greek singer Na ...

  26. Chart Beat

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Billie Holiday, Constantine Maroulis, Chaka Khan and more! LADY DAY: There's no point in even doing any research to confirm that the record has been set for the longest gap between appearances on a Billboard singles chart. I mean ...

  27. Chart Beat

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses American Idols, Rihanna, the Beach Boys and more! 'UMBRELLA' REIGNS: When Rihanna leapt 34-1 with "SOS" in May 2006, it was the second-biggest move to No. 1 in the history of The Billboard Hot 100. This week, the B ...

  28. Chart Beat

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Paris Bennett, Maroon 5, Barbra Streisand and more! WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE BENNETT: As the sixth season of "American Idol" is about to come to an end, another contestant from season five makes a debut on the Billboard charts ...

  29. Chart Beat

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses American Idols, Rodney Atkins, Justin Timberlake and more! 'DIFFERENT' DRUMS BUCKY ONTO CHART: With record ratings for its sixth season premiere (see story here ), the "American Idol" juggernaut rolls on, ready to ...

  30. Chart Beat

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Dean Martin, several American Idols, Johnny Cash and more! HIS SECOND COUNTRY SONG: Dean Martin had pop hits when he covered Stuart Hamblen's No. 2 country tune from 1950, "(Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You" ...

  31. Chart Beat

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred tackles news on "Hannah Montana," Justin Timberlake, "American Idol" and more! THE STATE OF 'MONTANA': "Hannah Montana" isn't the first fictional character to appear on a Billboard chart, but the tee ...

  32. Chart Beat

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses George Strait, Kellie Pickler, JoJo and more! THE STRAIT LIFE: All chart records, even the ones that go unchallenged for years, are bound to be broken one day. For the last 20 years and three weeks, Conway Twitty has held the record f ...

  33. Chart Beat

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Hicks and Chris Daughtry make their chart debuts plus news from Livingston Taylor/Carly Simon, Gnarls Barkley, Dixie Chicks and more! TAYLOR AND CHRIS: When last we checked, 18 "American Idol" contestants had charted in Billboard. T ...

  34. Chart Beat

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nelly returns to the top of the Hot 100 for a fourth time, Carrie Underwood notches a pair of country No. 1s and new Billboard charts are among this week's topics. 'GRILLZ' GONE WILD: A surprise 5-1 move carries Nelly to the top of Th ...

  35. REGIS PHILBIN, "The Regis Philbin Christmas Album"

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For its intended market, this collection of juiceless standards (and one original) powered by Philbin's surprisingly ineffective voice and inflated by big-band producer Steve Tyrell, is inoffensive en Customers who purchase "The Regis Phil ...

  36. Chart Beat

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Behind chart stats relating to "Up on the Housetop," American Idols, deSol, Madonna and Maria Carey. HOME RUN FOR ‘HOUSETOP': As predicted here last week, there is a new No. 1 song on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Kimberley ...

  37. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). & ...

  38. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her ver ...

  39. CHART BEAT

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, R. Kelly, Jessica Simpson, Mary Mary and more. HE TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY: When the Beatles&# ...

  40. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all a ...

  41. CHART BEAT

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Paul Anka, Carrie Underwood, Ryan Cabrera and Rob Thomas. HIS BIG 45: Just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of his debut on the Billboard album chart, Paul Anka returns to the survey after a ...

  42. CHART BEAT

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Mariah Carey, Dave Brubeck and more. BO TIED WITH CARRIE: The top two finalists from the fourth season of "American Idol" make their debuts under their own names ...

  43. Ask Billboard

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers reader questions about "American Idol," Broadway soundtracks and more. 'IDOL' CHATTER Hi Keith, My hubby and I are huge "American Idol" fans. Can you tell us what "American Idol" singer ...

  44. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol" contestants, P. Diddy, Kenny Chesney and more with readers. SOMEONE TELL BO AND NADIA Hey Fred, Don't know if you noticed that "American Idol" contestants have singles in the top 10 of ...

  45. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Jan. 17-23, 2005)

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Jan. 17-23, 2005) THE RETURN OF 'IDOL': Your post-holiday blues are about to be lifted by the return of "American Idol" Tuesday and Wednesday on Fox ...

  46. B&E: Linkin Park & Ruben Studdard

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Linkin Park and Ruben Studdard. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. LINKIN LOGS A NEW GEN ...

  47. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Josh Groban, Ruben Studdard, Emmylou Harris, Patti LaBelle, Ron Isley and Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz. ON THE FAST TRACK Josh Groban sets one record and ties another, as his song from the sound ...

  48. A Q&A With Elton John

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An edited version of this interview appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. The full text is presented exclusively on Billboard.com. As a major artist on major labels for nearly 35 years, Elton John long ago proved himself one of the most durable ...

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