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'American Idol' on the Charts: Season 10 Alums Scotty McCreery, James Durbin Return

'American Idol' on the Charts: Season 10 Alums Scotty McCreery, James Durbin Return

'FEELIN'' GOOD: "See You Tonight," the first single from Scotty McCreery’s sophomore album of the same name, has had such a long run on the Billboard country charts that the season 10 champ’s label has understandingly been reluctant to release a follow-up. Now, after 32 weeks on the charts, there is finally a new single from the 20-year-old North Carolinian. “Feelin’ It,” which has been described as a “summertime romp,” is a new entry on the Country Airplay chart at No. 54.

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APR
13
1 week

'American Idol' on the Charts: Daughtry's 'Superman' Gains Strength

'American Idol' on the Charts: Daughtry's 'Superman' Gains Strength

HEROIC MOVES: For three weeks in a row, new artists saw their live results show performances reap rewards on the Billboard charts. Jake Bugg, Kodaline and Mali Music all surged on the surveys after finding a nationwide audience on American Idol. This week, a veteran band’s latest single and album regain ground thanks to an invite to perform on the newly formatted half-hour results show.

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APR
5
3 WKS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Phillip Phillips' 'Raging Fire' Sizzles at Radio

'American Idol' on the Charts: Phillip Phillips' 'Raging Fire' Sizzles at Radio

GAINING NEW GROUND: Released in advance of his sophomore album, Phillip Phillips' single "Raging Fire" continues to heat up, with improved rankings on three Billboard charts and one international survey.

"Raging Fire" ranks highest on Adult Top 40, where the single advances from No. 17 to No. 14 and earns Billboard's "Greatest Gainer" designation. That means "Raging Fire" makes the biggest gain in airplay of any song on the chart.

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MAR
24
4 WKS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban All Rise

'American Idol' on the Charts: Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban All Rise

It's a good week for American Idol on the charts, with Phillip Phillips leaping up 10 points on an airplay chart and Ruben Studdard enjoying the greatest sales gain of any album on an R&B chart. But it's not just winners of the long-running Fox series that are excelling this week -- all three judges have albums or singles enjoying upward movement, making this the first judging panel in Idol history to all be experiencing Billboard chart success at the same time.

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MAR
17
1 month

'American Idol' on the Charts: Phillip Phillips Heats Up Hot 100 with 'Raging Fire'

'American Idol' on the Charts: Phillip Phillips Heats Up Hot 100 with 'Raging Fire'

HOT STUFF: There’s nothing like a live performance on American Idol to lift a song or an album up the charts, whether you’re a veteran of the series or a new act. Phillip Phillips and Kodaline, fresh from appearances on last week’s results show, both benefit from being seen by millions of viewers across the nation.

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MAR
9
1 month

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jake Bugg Slams Show But Sees Major Sales Boost

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jake Bugg Slams Show But Sees Major Sales Boost

UNGRACIOUS: You don’t have to dig very deep to find the irony when it comes to Jake Bugg’s guest appearance on last week’s American Idol results show. Largely unknown in the United States, Bugg was asked to be the first new artist featured on the Fox series this season. Born in Clifton, Nottingham, England, it’s unlikely Bugg would be unaware of the format of Idol and shows like The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.

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FEB
28
2 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Candice Glover's 'Music Speaks' Debuts in Top 20

'American Idol' on the Charts: Candice Glover's 'Music Speaks' Debuts in Top 20

‘MUSIC’ SPEAKS LOUDLY: Her debut album may have been delayed, but that didn’t hinder the debut of Candice Glover’s Music Speaks on the Billboard charts. The album is a new entry on six different surveys and blasts straight into the top 10 on two of those charts.

Glover’s first release bows at No. 3 on To R&B Albums and No. 4 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. On the former, she is in excellent company, joining a top three that includes Beyoncè and Toni Braxton.

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FEB
24
2 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Taking a New 'Look' at an Old Carrie Underwood Song

'American Idol' on the Charts: Taking a New 'Look' at an Old Carrie Underwood Song

HERE COMES THE BRIDAL HIT: Carrie Underwood’s 2009 album Play On was full of big hit singles, including “Cowboy Casanova,” “Undo It,” “Mama’s Song” and “Temporary Home.” Track number 10, “Look at Me,” wasn’t released as a single but it is having a delayed impact on the Billboard charts, thanks to Arianna Pflederer.

Who?

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FEB
17
2 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Andrew Garcia Returns -- With a Comedy Hit?

'American Idol' on the Charts: Andrew Garcia Returns -- With a Comedy Hit?

MAKE ‘ROOM’ FOR ANDREW: Every week, there is some predictable American Idol chart news -- like this week’s debut of the new album by Ruben Studdard (see below). Then there are the surprises that come from out of nowhere -- like this week’s first appearance on the Billboard charts by season nine’s Andrew Garcia.

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FEB
10
2 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Scotty McCreery Continues to 'See' Upward Climb

'American Idol' on the Charts: Scotty McCreery Continues to 'See' Upward Climb

NEVER ENDING STORY: Scotty McCreery’s album See You Tonight is in its fourth month on the charts and you might think there would be a second single by now. But there hasn’t been the need for a follow-up to the initial release, as the title track, released long before the album hit the streets, is still moving up the Billboard charts.

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FEB
3
3 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Colton Dixon Reaps Benefits of Winter Jam 2014 Tour

'American Idol' on the Charts: Colton Dixon Reaps Benefits of Winter Jam 2014 Tour

ROAD TRIP: Colton Dixon is traveling around the U.S. as one of the artists on the Winter Jam 214 tour, along with fellow Christian artists the Newsboys, Plumb and Lecrae. The tour started in Raleigh, N.C. on Jan. 3 and has date scheduled through March 30 with a date in Omaha, Neb. This week, as the tour comes to Atlanta and Birmingham, Dixon’s debut album, on sale in the arenas where the live show plays, enjoys another rebound on the Billboard charts.

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JAN
24
3 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Lee DeWyze Brings the 'Fight' to Adult Top 40

'American Idol' on the Charts: Lee DeWyze Brings the 'Fight' to Adult Top 40

THE 'FIGHT' GAME: Lee DeWyze's second post-Idol album, Frames, was released in August 2013. Before the month was over, Frames debuted on three Billboard charts: Billboard 200, Top Current Albums and Top Rock Albums. This week, the second single from the album, "Fight," makes its bow on the Adult Top 40 tally, coming in at No. 40.

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JAN
16
3 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: From 'American Juniors' to Billboard's Hot 100, It's Lucy Hale

'American Idol' on the Charts: From 'American Juniors' to Billboard's Hot 100, It's Lucy Hale

HALE MAKES HEARTY DEBUT: Ten and a half years after its debut on Fox, the American Juniors spin-off series finds one of its contestants on the Billboard charts. Unlike its parent show, the one season of Juniors did not produce a superstar – or anyone who had a hit record. Until now.

Is it too late to give American Juniors any credit? Perhaps not, since Lucy Hale first came to national attention on the show when she was 14 and was one of five winning finalists who were assembled into a recording group.

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JAN
11
3 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Candice Glover Debuts With First Post-Win Single

'American Idol' on the Charts: Candice Glover Debuts With First Post-Win Single

'CRIED' OUT: It’s been eight months since Candice Glover was crowned the winner of season 12 of American Idol. The 24-year-old singer from Beaufort, S.C. made her Billboard chart debut just a few days after the finale with her coronation song, “I Am Beautiful.” That tune appeared on eight different charts, with peak positions that ranged from No. 93 on the Hot 100 to No. 6 on Heatseekers Songs. This week, Glover returns to the pages of Billboard with her latest single, “Cried.” The track debuts at No.

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