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JAN
14
6 MOS

Carrie Underwood is Top-Earning 'American Idol' Alum

Carrie Underwood is Top-Earning 'American Idol' Alum

And the winner is ... Carrie Underwood, for being American Idol's top-earning alum, according to Forbes' annual list.

The country singer raked in approximately $31 million between June 2012 through June 2013, playing 100 shows on tour and signing endorsement deals with the likes of Olay. Over the past five years, Forbes estimates that has she has earned $83 million.

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DEC
31
7 MOS

Best of 2013: The Year in 'American Idol'

Best of 2013: The Year in 'American Idol'

From marriages to births to Glee guest-starring roles, 2013 was certainly a busy year for American Idol alums and judges.

The year began with a new judging panel featuring Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey -- and ended by welcoming back departed judge Jennifer Lopez and adding the affable Harry Connick Jr. into the fold.

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DEC
19
7 MOS

'American Idol' Alum Angie Miller on Her Early Christmas Present, Advice From Adam Lambert

'American Idol' Alum Angie Miller on Her Early Christmas Present, Advice From Adam Lambert

American Idol season 12 finalist Angie Miller was home in Boston when she got an early Christmas present: an offer to tour with Christian music star Michael W. Smith.

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DEC
13
7 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: For Carrie Underwood, the Sound of Music Is Ka-Ching!

'American Idol' on the Charts: For Carrie Underwood, the Sound of Music Is Ka-Ching!

DOWN NONNBERG ABBEY ROAD: Combine hit recording artist Carrie Underwood and a Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein score and there’s no way you can miss the Billboard charts. The cast recording of NBC’s The Sound of Music makes its debut just one week after the live broadcast, entering The Billboard 200 at No. 17, the Top Soundtracks tally at No. 2 (unable to dislodge Disney’s Frozen) and Top Digital Albums at No. 17.

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DEC
10
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Jane Lynch, Adam Lambert Celebrate LGBTQ Youth at TrevorLIVE Event

Jane Lynch, Adam Lambert Celebrate LGBTQ Youth at TrevorLIVE Event

The Hollywood Palladium was bustling with stars on Sunday, Dec. 8. The occasion: TrevorLIVE, an all-star show to raise funds for the Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

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DEC
2
8 MOS

It Was an Adam Lambert Thanksgiving at Miami's Fontainebleau (Video)

It Was an Adam Lambert Thanksgiving at Miami's Fontainebleau (Video)

Miami Adam Lambert fans had plenty to be thankful for this Saturday night, as the American Idol season-eight favorite took the stage at Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s world-renowned LIV nightclub.

“Did you stuff yourself full of stuffing and turkey?” the singer playfully asked the crowd. “Who’s having Chanukah?”

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NOV
27
8 MOS

'American Idol': New Promo Highlights Show Alums, Track Record (Exclusive Video)

'American Idol': New Promo Highlights Show Alums, Track Record (Exclusive Video)

American Idol's die-hard fans -- diminishing but still proud -- will appreciate the effort Fox and the show's new executive producers are putting into highlighting the series' past to amp up its future.

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NOV
21
8 MOS

'American Idol': Rickey Minor Returning as Musical Director (Exclusive)

'American Idol': Rickey Minor Returning as Musical Director (Exclusive)

After a two-year break from American Idol, Rickey Minor will return to take on the role of musical director. The accomplished arranger and producer left the Fox show after season nine in 2010 to lead The Tonight Show band. With NBC relinquishing Jay Leno's late-night throne to Jimmy Fallon, the door was open for an Idol return.

Naturally, that means Ray Chew and his Ray Chew Live band will not be back when season 13 launches in January. 

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NOV
21
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Adam Lambert, Stars of 'Glee' to Perform at Trevor Project Gala Fundraiser

Adam Lambert, Stars of 'Glee' to Perform at Trevor Project Gala Fundraiser

American Idol alum Adam Lambert will join Glee stars Jane Lynch, Darren Criss, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera and Chris Colfer at the Trevor Project’s gala annual fundraiser, TrevorLIVE, on Dec. 8 at the Hollywood Palladium.

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NOV
18
8 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Adam Lambert Returns With a Lady Gaga Song

'American Idol' on the Charts: Adam Lambert Returns With a Lady Gaga Song

‘NIGHT’ TIME: Adam Lambert doesn’t have a new album out yet but he does return to the Billboard charts this week, thanks to his cover of Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night,” the song he performed on last week’s “Glee,” which featured songs by Lady Gaga as well as Katy Perry in the episode, “A Katy or a Gaga.”

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NOV
7
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Adam Lambert's 'Glee' Debut Sets Twitter Ablaze

Adam Lambert's 'Glee' Debut Sets Twitter Ablaze

Not even ten minutes into his Glee debut, Glambert nation took to the Twitterverse with high praise for Adam Lambert.

The adjectives to describe the American Idol season 8 favorite were overwhelmingly positive. "Perfection," "sassy" and "fabulous" were just a few of the accolades bestowed upon the star's guest turn as the character, Elliott "Starchild" Gilbert mere moments after his performance of Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night."

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OCT
30
9 MOS

'American Idol's' Todrick Hall Unveils Disney-'Chicago' Halloween Mashup (Video)

'American Idol's' Todrick Hall Unveils Disney-'Chicago' Halloween Mashup (Video)

In the spirit of Halloween, American Idol season 9 alum Todrick Hall has made a brilliant mashup of Disney villains cast in the Broadway play Chicago starring Adam Lambert (see photo below), Glee's Amber Riley, Shoshanna Bean and Pia Toscano, among others.

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OCT
24
9 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Scotty McCreery Notches Another No. 1 Country Album

'American Idol' on the Charts: Scotty McCreery Notches Another No. 1 Country Album

TONIGHT'S ALRIGHT: Two years and two weeks after scoring his first No. 1 on Top Country Albums, Scotty McCreery returns to pole position with his latest release, See You Tonight. This is his third album to chart, counting his seasonal Christmas with Scotty McCreery, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2012.

The new album makes multiple top 10 debuts, bowing at No. 6 on The Billboard 200, No. 3 on Top Internet Albums and No. 10 on Top Digital Albums.

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SEP
21
10 MOS

Adam Lambert, Queen Bring the iHeartRadio House Down

Adam Lambert, Queen Bring the iHeartRadio House Down

Not many artists can say that Elton John was their opening act, but American Idol alum Adam Lambert is one inducted member of this exclusive club.

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