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JUN
27
4 WKS

'American Idol' Alum Pia Toscano Joins Jennifer Lopez on Tour as Backup Singer

American Idol season 10 darling Pia Toscano, fresh off a gig opening for the Los Angeles Kings—her Stanley Cup performances of the national anthem made her the “good luck charm” of the finals—took center stage at Crustacean Beverly Hills on Wednesday night. She joined childhood friend, writing partner and producer Jared Lee for what was billed as the Red Hour Jam Session. Crustacean’s sister enterprise, Left Shoe Company, presented the event.

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JUN
27
4 WKS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Lopez Tops R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for First Time in 12 Years

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Lopez Tops R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for First Time in 12 Years

HERE COMES THE JUDGE: The new Jennifer Lopez album, A.K.A., impacts this week's charts in a big way, debuting on six different lists. On two of those charts, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top R&B Albums, A.K.A. bows at No. 1. On the former, this is Lopez' first chart-topping set in over 12 years, since J to the L-O! The Remixes spent one week in first place in February 2002. A.K.A. is the third Lopez album to top this chart — her other CD to achieve pole position was J.Lo in February 2001.

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JUN
19
1 month

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Lopez Scores with Official World Cup Song

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Lopez Scores with Official World Cup Song

FIVE FOR FIGHTING: American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez is all over the Billboard charts, with five songs in various states of play. She joins Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte on "We Are One (Ole Ola)," the official anthem of the 2014 World Cup, which re-enters The Billboard Hot 100 at No. 59, as World Cup fever rises to a new pitch. The single also returns to Pop Digital Songs at No. 28 and climbs 40 to 31 on Latin Pop Airplay.

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JUN
12
1 month

'American Idol' on the Charts: Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Are Breaking 'Bad'

'American Idol' on the Charts: Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Are Breaking 'Bad'

'BAD' NEWS: This is a really great week for "Somethin' Bad," the duet by Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. The two leading ladies of country music find their single making some major moves on four Billboard song charts. Also, their collaboration appears on Lambert's album Platinum, which debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums.

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JUN
6
2 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Adam Lambert's 'Very Best' Debuts

'American Idol' on the Charts: Adam Lambert's 'Very Best' Debuts

FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT: A collection of greatest hits, including the singles "Whataya Want from Me" and "If I Had You," sends Adam Lambert back to the Billboard charts. Playlist enters the Top Internet Albums chart at No. 14 and Top Current Albums at No. 187.

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MAY
30
2 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: 'Bad' News is Good for Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert

'American Idol' on the Charts: 'Bad' News is Good for Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert

A 'BAD' DEBUT: In a very newsy chart week for American Idols, Carrie Underwood makes headlines with twin debuts, including a new entry in pole position. After premiering their first-ever collaboration on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, the season four Idol winner and Miranda Lambert see their duet, “Somethin’ Bad,” open at No. 1 on Country Digital Songs. This gives Underwood her 70th Billboard chart-topper.

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MAY
29
2 MOS

'American Idol' Alum Pia Toscano Joining Jennifer Lopez on Summer Tour

'American Idol' Alum Pia Toscano Joining Jennifer Lopez on Summer Tour

Shortly after Pia Toscano joined Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Sanchez and Allison Iraheta for a performance on season 13 of American Idol, the season 10 alum was offered another golden opportunity from the "I Luh Ya Papi" singer.

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MAY
24
2 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Scotty McCreery's Latest Feels Its Way onto Hot Country Songs

'American Idol' on the Charts: Scotty McCreery's Latest Feels Its Way onto Hot Country Songs

'FEELIN'' ALRIGHT: Last week, season 10 champion Scotty McCreery performed his latest single, "Feelin’ It," on the one-hour results show of American Idol. This week, the track with a summery vibe debuts on Hot Country Songs at No. 40.

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MAY
21
2 MOS

'American Idol' Finale Recap: Season 13 Winner Crowned

'American Idol' Finale Recap: Season 13 Winner Crowned

It came down to Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene on American Idol on Wednesday, and before naming the winner of the thirteenth season, the two enjoyed a slew of performances.

PHOTOS: 'American Idol' Top Two: The Race Comes Down to the Wire

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MAY
21
2 MOS

'American Idol' Finale: 'Boy, It Is Close,' Says Harry Connick Jr.

'American Idol' Finale: 'Boy, It Is Close,' Says Harry Connick Jr.

Now that the final performance show of American Idol's season 13 is in the history books, it's time for the cast to party onstage for the finale -- and that includes the judges.

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MAY
21
2 MOS

'American Idol': 9 Things You Didn't See on Season 13's Penultimate Episode

'American Idol': 9 Things You Didn't See on Season 13's Penultimate Episode

If you watched Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene battle it out on American Idol's top 2 performance show Tuesday night, you saw an epic showdown. What was happening off-camera at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre? Read on for 9 things you didn't see on TV.

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MAY
17
2 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Hudson Struts New Single onto Adult R&B

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Hudson Struts New Single onto Adult R&B

AND SHE’S NOT GOING: Season three alum Jennifer Hudson didn't register on the Billboard charts immediately after her year on American Idol. It took an Academy Award to push her first single to appear on the Adult R&B chart into the top three -- that was "And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going" from the soundtrack to Dreamgirls, the film that propelled her to a Oscar victory. Hudson has been unstoppable ever since. Her latest singe, "Walk It Out," is a new entry this week at No. 29.

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MAY
15
2 MOS

'American Idol' Recap: Top Two Singers and Finale Details Revealed

'American Idol' Recap: Top Two Singers and Finale Details Revealed

After months of auditions, Hollywood Week, Rush Week and weeks of competition, American Idol revealed which two singers will go head-to-head in next week’s season finale.

On the show’s 500th episode, the Idol hopefuls performed songs selected by Randy Jackson, the judges, and their hometowns. On Thursday, it was time for the big moment.

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MAY
14
2 MOS

Harry Connick Jr. Talks 'American Idol' Return and Season 13's Top 3

Harry Connick Jr. Talks 'American Idol' Return and Season 13's Top 3

Wednesday night's 500th episode of American Idol has plenty to celebrate: Harry Connick, Jr. has confirmed that he will be back for the show's fourteenth season.

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