The official release of AmericanIdol season 10 alum JameDurbin’s sophomore album may be five months away, but fans will get a taste of new music just in time for Thanksgiving.
The rocker is set to release his new single, “Parachute,” on Nov. 22. A lyric video for “Parachute” is also scheduled to debut in December on James’ VEVO at his YouTube channel. A full CD release will follow on April 8, 2014.
With the auditions finally over, American Idol is offering fans a first look at what's to come for Season 13 -- and it seems there is plenty of talent to cheer for.
In a four minute clip released on YouTube Wednesday, the show introduces a strong competitor in Ethan Harris, a guitarist brave enough to perform Keith Urban's "You'll Think of Me" in front of the man himself.
TaylorHicks may have gotten his start on television performing in front of the judges table, but on tonight's Law&Order: SpecialVictimsUnit, the AmericanIdol season-five winner gets promoted to his own seat.
Hicks will play one of three judges -- the other two being Idol season-two runner-up ClayAiken and R&B star Ashanti -- on a fictional singing competition: American Diva.
HOLIDAY WIN: There aren’t a lot of songwriters on this week’s charts who can claim a span of hits that stretches out over 102 years. In fact, there is only one. In 1911, some 39 years before there was a weekly Billboard pop singles chart, the most popular tune of the day in the autumn of that year was “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” recorded by Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan. The composer was a newcomer whose first song had been recorded just four years earlier.
In the spirit of Halloween, AmericanIdol season 9 alum TodrickHall has made a brilliant mashup of Disney villains cast in the Broadway play Chicago starring AdamLambert (see photo below), Glee's AmberRiley, ShoshannaBean and PiaToscano, among others.
Ryan Seacrest will have less time to kill before squashing dreams on the next season of American Idol. Fox announced Friday that the upcoming 13th season (premiering Jan. 15 and 16) of the competition will feature an abbreviated results show -- with eliminations only taking up a half-hour of the Thursday block.
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.
DOUBLE PLAY: Some 16 months after making his Billboard chart debut, Phillip Phillips chalks up another first. He now has two albums appearing on The Billboard 200, thanks to the bow of his acoustic iTunes Session. That digital release enters the chart at No. 148, while the season 11 champ’s first set, The World from the Side of the Moon, is reenergized, bouncing back up the list with a move of 107-96.
The American Idol alum, who found fame as the show's tenth season victor, insists that he's "no different" than any of his classmates at North Carolina State University -- though we haven't heard of many college sophomores releasing an anticipated studio album right in the middle of fall semester.
HE'S 'GONE': When it comes to American Idol, 19 is a magic number. That’s the name of one of the production entities behind the show and the record label that issues product by competitors from the TV series. This week, “19” takes on another meaning for Phillip Phillips, who collects his 19th No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
As the music industry becomes increasingly crowded with artists clamoring for ever more elusive record deals, several AmericanIdol alums are turning to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter as a way to raise money for their projects while simultaneously connecting with fans.