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Wednesday, Oct 17th 2012The amount of No. 1 hits by American Idol alumni keeps growing and growing! Carrie Underwood added two more when her hit single "Blown Away" charted on the Country Airplay chart and the Country Airplay Detections chart.That brings the grand total to 361 No.1s overall for American Idol alumni! Check out the list below to see how many No. 1s your favorite Idol has racked up!American Idol #1s by ContestantKelly Clarkson - 79Carrie Underwood - 65Chris Daughtry (Daughtry) - 39Fantasia - 31Ruben Studdard - 16Jennifer Hudson - 15Clay Aiken - 12Mandisa - 15Kimberley Locke - 8Scotty McCreery -7Josh Gracin - 7Jordin Sparks - 7David Cook - 9Adam Lambert - 9David Archuleta - 4Kellie Pickler - 4Elliott Yamin - 4Kris Allen - 3Phillip Phillips - 3Taylor Hicks - 4American Idol Finalists - 2Bo Bice - 2Jason Castro - 2Bucky Covington - 2Colton Dixon -2Blake Lewis - 2Chris Sligh - 2Paris Bennett - 1Diana DeGarmo - 1Lee DeWyze - 1Tamyra Gray - 1Casey Abrams - 1William Hung - 1
Tuesday, Oct 16th 2012Season 10 American Idol Scotty McCreery and new judge Keith Urban join some of the most powerful voices in country music to celebrate the holidays as part of "CMA Country Christmas" which tapes in front of a live audience Saturday, Nov. 3 (7:30 PM/CT) at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The show will air at a later date during the holidays.
Tickets for "CMA Country Christmas" are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and by calling (800) 745-3000 . Tickets are $50 for Club Level and $100 for Lower Level reserved seating. Ticket prices include tax, but exclude applicable service fees.
Today, Scotty McCreery releases a holiday album, Christmas with Scotty McCreery. Read more about it.
Monday, Oct 15th 2012
Kelly Clarkson?s new album, Greatest Hits ? Chapter One, will be available everywhere on November 19. Her new single, ?Catch My Breath,? is available now.
Here's the track list for Kelly Clarkson's Greatest Hits - Chapter One:
1. Since U Been Gone
2. My Life Would Suck Without You
3. Miss Independent
4. Stronger (What Doesn?t Kill You)
5. Behind These Hazel Eyes
6. Because Of You
7. Never Again
8. Already Gone
9. Mr. Know It All
11. Don?t You Wanna Stay (with Jason Aldean)
12. Walk Away
13. Catch My Breath
14. People Like Us
15. Don?t Rush (featuring Vince Gill)
16. A Moment Like This
17. I?ll Be Home For Christmas
Which of these songs do you think is Kelly's greatest hit?
Monday, Oct 15th 2012
Season 9's runner-up, Crystal Bowersox, has signed with Shanachie Entertainment, and will release a new album under the label in early 2013. Shanachie Entertainment General Manager, Randall Grass, says, ?On American Idol, Crystal Bowersox stood out as a real singer with a big voice who made an emotional connection with the audience, similar to the way Adele does. Yet we feel the true depth of her talent as a singer and songwriter has not yet been fully exposed and we look forward to achieving that with her new album. We are very excited to be working with her.? Crystal adds, ?Shanachie is a good fit for me and my music. I am happy to join the label's growing list of critically acclaimed and well-respected recording artists. I am really looking forward to working on this new project.?
Inspired by everyone from Bonnie Raitt, EmmyLou Harris and Michael Franti to Aretha Franklin, Jewel and Janis Joplin, Crystal Bowersox is a consummate artist with a broad musical palette to draw from. Her rich amalgam of emotive folk-rock-country and soul makes her easily one of the most dynamic artists of her generation. Not yet thirty, she has emerged as a truly gifted songwriter who is able to easily tap into the raw emotion of any song. While on American Idol in 2010, Bowersox had the opportunity to perform alongside the likes of Joe Cocker, Harry Connick Jr., and Alanis Morrissette. The experience of Idol was full of lessons for the young artist, wife and mother. A grounded person with a great sense of humor the singer shares, ?I've learned that you're not allowed to wear the same outfit twice on television and I've also learned not to burp and curse so loudly in public. But best of all, I've learned that forgiveness starts with forgiving and accepting yourself as you are, it makes it easier to accept others as they are. I've learned that as you grow older, time becomes more precious than it's ever been, so don't sweat the small stuff.?
2010 was a big year for Crystal, who married fellow musician and longtime friend Brian Walker and released her critically heralded Farmer?s Daughter. Her recording debut was a powerfully moving and personally revealing recording that dealt with real life issues including childhood abuse, love and life?s everyday challenges. The direction of Crystal Bowersox?s Shanachie debut is still taking shape and will be recorded in either Los Angeles or Nashville. The album?s producers are in the process of being selected and the material will feature mostly originals. Crystal shares, ?I feel like I?m finally achieving a sense of balance in my lifeand it's making itself evident in my new material. My career is really still in its infancy and the possibilities are limitless. This will be my second studio album and I'm excited to see what happens. The
silvery residue from Idol has faded a bit and now it's all about what's true and real in my world. I'm paying way more attention to the things that really matter and making more of my decisions based in kindness and love. My son has taught me so much about that, how strong I can be, even in my weakest moments.?
Friday, Oct 12th 2012
AMERICAN IDOL hopefuls have one more chance to audition for the upcoming 12th season at auditions.americanidol.com. From today, Friday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 4, hopefuls can submit an audition video online. Entrants should demonstrate their stellar singing ability by performing a song of their choice a cappella. Videos are limited to one submission per person. Please visit auditions.americanidol.com for submission rules and terms and conditions.
All AMERICAN IDOL auditioners must be between the ages of 15-28 (on June 5, 2012), and a legal U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident who is eligible to work full-time in the United States.
The 12th season of AMERICAN IDOL kicks off in January 2013, with host Ryan Seacrest and recently announced judges Mariah Carey,
and Keith Urban, along with returning judge Randy Jackson.
Past AMERICAN IDOLs have landed 359 Billboard No.1 hits to date, counting all domestic charts compiled by Billboard. Last season?s winner, Phillip Phillips? coronation song, ?Home,?went platinum and was No. 1 on three Billboard charts, including Hot
Digital Songs, Hot Digital Tracks and Rock Digital Songs. Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery?s debut album, ?Clear As Day,? also went platinum, with sales of more than one million units.
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