1. Taylor Hicks Returns With New Single 'Six Strings and Diamond Rings': Premiere

    September 27, 2017 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Hicks captivated viewers with his fifth season win on  American Idol  in 2006 with his blue-eyed soul stylings. Hicks takes a lot of pride in his music – and all things Alabama. He says whether you’re in his native Birmingham, the Hank Willia ...

  2. Who Should Join Katy Perry as 'American Idol' Judges? Vote!

    July 20, 2017 1:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ryan Seacrest announced Thursday (July 20) that he's officially returning to his  American Idol host gig  when the beloved singing competition returns via ABC next year. And with Katy Perry locked in as a  judge for the reboot , things are slow ...

  3. Taylor Hicks Says a Winner (Not Chris Daughtry) Should Judge 'American Idol' Reboot

    May 16, 2017 7:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 "What you go through to win the show is a lot different than what you go through when you're third, fourth, fifth or 10th." As American Idol prepares to reboot on ABC, the judges panel is slowly being announced. Katy Perry is confirme ...

  4. 'American Idol': Fantasia, Taylor Hicks, David Cook & Constantine Maroulis on Possible Return

    April 09, 2016 3:07 AM EDT 1.509 k 0 2 If host Ryan Seacrest is to be believed, Thursday night's (April 7) finale was not the end for American Idol , it's just the end "for now." 'American Idol' Finale: Inside Phillip Phillips' Contentious Return ...

  5. 'American Idol' Taylor Hicks Signs with APA

    January 07, 2016 10:51 AM EST 0 0 0 American Idol Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks has signed with APA, Billboard has learned. Hicks, who made an appearance on this season's premiere of the Fox singing competition, currently in its final season, is putting the finishing touches on hi ...

  6. Harry Nilsson's Son to Record Late Singer-Songwriter's Obscure Songs and More Insider Scoop

    December 04, 2015 5:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Nilsson Sings Nilsson Celebrated 1970s singer-songwriter and John Lennon 's drinking buddy Harry Nilsson is due for a revival, and his 30-year-old son Kief Nilsson may be the one to make it happen. Lee Blackman, the attorney for Nilsson père’s ...

  7. 'American Idol' Alums Casey Abrams, Taylor Hicks, More Remember Joe Cocker

    December 23, 2014 6:38 PM EST "To make a hit that was already a hit ... an even bigger hit, that's hard to do," said Phillip Phillips of the late singer. When Casey Abrams competed on the tenth season of American Idol , he was asked to perform music inspired by ...

  8. Ask Billboard: If Taylor Swift Hits No. 1 ...

    August 26, 2014 11:05 AM EDT 3.802 k 186 27 A look at chart feats that could await Swift tomorrow. Plus, women are dominating the Digital Songs chart As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include you ...

  9. New Signings: August Alsina to Def Jam, Windish Agency Wins Bobby Womack, Frankie Rose Goes and Labrinth to Paradigm

    August 23, 2013 4:03 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters ...

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Baauer's 'Harlem' Begins To 'Shake' Up Radio

    March 08, 2013 6:15 PM EST After the song logged more than a quarter-billion U.S. streams the past three weeks, radio is joining in on the viral craze. Is radio getting ready to dance to the "Harlem Shake" at last? Airplay still accounts for less than 1% of the ...

  11. Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood Lead Busy Night for 'American Idol' at Grammys

    February 11, 2013 9:35 AM EST It was a big night for American Idol champions, as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Hicks all nabbed awards at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night. Clarkson won Best Pop album for her fifth studio full-length record, Stronger. Cl ...

  12. Phillip Phillips: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 07, 2013 5:00 PM EST 1 1 0 The 'Home' star has turned the top-selling coronation song in "American Idol" history into a gold album During the final week of 2012, the most recent "American Idol" champion, Phillip Phillips , saw his debut album cro ...

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  14. Oct. 5, 2002: Kelly Clarkson Scores First 'American Idol' No. 1

    October 05, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ten years ago today, an 'Idol' alum reigned for the first time. Ten years ago today, an "American Idol" contestant crowned the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, as original series champion Kelly Clarkson blasted from No. 52 t ...

  15. 3 Doors Down Debut 'One Light' to Fired Up Republicans

    August 29, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rock band 3 Doors Down played the outro to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, debuting their new song "One Light" moments after a boastful keynote address by New Jersey's governor, Chris Christie.  When the dust had ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. '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 ...

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Phillip Phillips, Aerosmith, Rihanna

    June 01, 2012 9:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Phillips' 'Home' is the 30th song by an 'American Idol' graduate to reach the Billboard Hot 100's top 10. As his "Home" debuts at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 , 2012 "American Idol" victor Phillip ...

  19. 'American Idol's' Taylor Hicks Announces Las Vegas Residency

    April 19, 2012 9:13 PM EDT "American Idol" season 5 winner Taylor Hicks will return to the city where he first auditioned for the show that made him famous: Las Vegas. The Birmingham, Alabama native has signed on with Caesars Entertainment-owned Bally's Hotel ...

  20. Chris Daughtry Sued By Former Bandmates Over Song Royalties

    April 09, 2012 7:00 AM EDT "American Idol" season 5 finalist Chris Daughtry has been sued by his former bandmates over royalties, Greensboro, N.C.'s News & Records reports. Bassist Ryan Andrews, drummer Scott Crawford and guitarist Mark Perry -- who joine ...

  21. '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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. '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 ...

  24. '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. ...

  25. David Cook To Release 'This Loud Morning' Album in June

    April 15, 2011 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former "American Idol" champ David Cook has set a summer date for the follow-up to his 2008 self-titled debut. The singer will issue his sophomore album, "This Loud Morning," on June 28 through 19 Recordings/RCA Records. "Th ...

  26. Video: Stephen Colbert, Taylor Hicks Sing Rebecca Black's 'Friday' on 'Fallon'

    April 02, 2011 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kicking off the weekend in style, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" hosted a fairly incredible performance of Rebecca Black's universally mocked hit "Friday" last night (April 1) that featured Stephen Colbert, Taylor Hicks , th ...

  27. 'American Idol' Hits Austin, John Wayne Schulz & Janelle Arthur Bring Country Charm

    February 02, 2011 9:15 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" headed to Austin, Texas for Wednesday night's (Feb. 2) episode, and the show's third-ever trip to the city paid off, with 50 hopefuls getting tickets to Hollywood and contestants John Wayne Schulz and Janelle Arth ...

  28. Weekly Chart Notes: Britney Spears, 'Country Strong,' Louis C.K.

    January 20, 2011 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 AND THE BRITNEY SONG IS ON: (To paraphrase Yoji "Pop" Asano, whose take on Miley Cyrus ' "Party in the U.S.A." proved one of the many highlights of last night's "American Idol" 10th season premiere). Britney S ...

  29. Billboard Bits: Selena Gomez's Twitter Account Hacked, Aventura's Romeo Signs Solo Deal

    January 12, 2011 6:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Selena Gomez's Twitter Account Hacked Online followers of Selena Gomez may have noticed some surprising updates this morning from the pop singer. Gomez's Twitte ...

  30. Chart Beat Thursday: Lee & Crystal Rock On

    June 03, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEE LEADS: Fox TV's "American Idol" continues to fulfill its promise of generating musical star power, as, a week after winning the series' ninth season, Lee DeWyze celebrates his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The newly-crown ...

  31. 'Idol' Results Finale Ratings Down 16%

    May 27, 2010 11:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 The crowning of Lee DeWyze as the ninth season "American Idol" champ drew 24.2 million total viewers Wednesday night, down 15.9% from the 28.8 million that watched Kris Allen take the title in 2009, according to numbers provided by Nielsen ...

  32. Taylor Hicks on American Idol's Red Carpet May 26, 2010

    Taylor Hicks on American Idol's Red Carpet May 26, 2010

    May 27, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Hicks on American Idol's Red Carpet May 26, 2010. Billboard.com interview , American Idol , red carpet , taylor hicks , Taylor Hicks Videos Taylor Hicks Brightcove ...

  33. "Idol" Chart Battle Of The Sexes

    May 25, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Tuesday night TV mystery (sort of) down, two to go. Sunday night (May 23), ABC aired the heartwarming "Lost" series finale, a satisfying two-and-a-half hours, even if many of the island's questions remain unanswered. (It's a ...

  34. Chart Beat Thursday: B.o.B, Bobby & Billboard

    April 22, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 NOTHING BEATS 'NOTHIN' ': As previously reported , B.o.B ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars. The 21-year-old B.o.B, born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., is the just the fifth male r ...

  35. Chart Beat Thursday: Pink Floyd, Susan Boyle, Usher

    December 03, 2009 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 NEW 'MOON': With the revamping of the Billboard 200 last week to again include both current and catalog titles , one of the chart's landmark records is updated this week. At No. 189, Pink Floyd 's "Dark Side of the Moon" ...

  36. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1982

    October 27, 2009 2:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 'WHO' WAS NO. 1?: This week in 1982, Australia's Men at Work , fronted by singer/songwriter Colin Hay , topped the Billboard Hot 100 with their first U.S. single, "Who Can It Be Now?" In the print issue of Billboard dated Oc ...

  37. Chart Beat Wednesday: Britney By The Numbers

    October 14, 2009 5:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 '3' IS THE NEW 1: As previously reported , Britney Spears ' "3" rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1. The song's arrival at the summit marks just the 15th song in the Hot 100's history to open at No. 1: Sept ...

  38. '3' To 1: Britney Beats Odds To Debut Atop Hot 100

    October 14, 2009 10:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears becomes the first artist in over three years to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (Oct. 15), as "3" opens at the pinnacle of the chart. Her new track, a racy paean to the joys of three-way sex ...

  39. '3' To 1: Britney Beats Odds To Debut Atop Hot 100

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears becomes the first artist in over three years to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (Oct. 15), as "3" opens at the pinnacle of the chart. Her new track, a racy paean to the joys of three-way ...

  40. Hot Tours: Madonna, U2, AC/DC, Idols Live Top Tours Chart

    August 12, 2009 5:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna tops Hot Tours with more totals from "Sticky & Sweet," her world tour that kicked off last August. The shows reported during the most recent tabulation week include the singer's only show in Russia, an outdoor performance ...

  41. Ask Billboard: Kelly Clarkson, UB40, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw

    May 29, 2009 3:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CUBAN STARS Hi Gary, Always a ple ...

  42. Chart Beat: "Glee," Kris Allen, Steve Martin

    May 28, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 'GLEE' AMONG RECORD-SETTING CLUB: In a week dominated by "American Idol," it's another Fox TV-related show that spurs the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, having "Idol" as a lead-in helped the mu ...

  43. May 24, 2009

    May 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Taylor Hicks wins Season Five of “American Idol.” 1991 – Gene Clark of the Byrds and Dillard and Clark dies of a heart attack at the age of 46 in Sherman Oaks, Calif. 1988 – Country singer-songwriter Billy Gilman is born in Westerly, R.I. 198 ...

  44. Kris Allen Crowned 'American Idol' In Surprise Victory

    May 20, 2009 10:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Allen was crowned the "American Idol" Season 8 champ on Wednesday night (May 20), after nearly 100 million votes declared the 23-year-old Conway, Arkansas native the winner over runner-up Adam Lambert. During the two hour-plus season ...

  45. Matt Giraud Exits 'Idol'

    April 30, 2009 7:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 The judges could not save Matt Giraud again on Wednesday as "American Idol" fans eliminated the singer by casting the fewest votes for him this week based on his rendition of "My Funny Valentine." Giraud, 23, of Kalamazoo, Michig ...

  46. Taylor Hicks: AI Extra

    Taylor Hicks: AI Extra

    March 25, 2009 1:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Hicks: Billboard goes behind the scenes of American Idol Extra to talk with 8 past contestants. Behind the Scenes , interview , American Idol Extra , American Idol , exclusive , taylor hicks , American idol , Behind the Scenes , Exclusive , I ...

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