Taylor Swift Leads Billboard Music Awards Nominees

Taylor Swift, along with fun. and Maroon 5, leads the finalists for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards with a total of 11 nominations, including several in all-genre categories. In addition to nominations for Top Country Artist, Top Country Song and Top Country Album, Taylor is also up for the coveted Top Artist award as well [...] Read More

Carrie Underwood & Kelly Clarkson Top Billboard’s Top 100 Songs by Idols

American Idol has churned out a number of country stars, none more well-known that Carrie Underwood — in addition to pop star Kelly Clarkson, who has dabbled in country music in recent months. As American Idol Season 12 moves into the first live shows, Billboard has released its ranking of the Top 100 songs by [...] Read More

Keith Urban: Former Reality Show Contestant-Turned-Judge

Keith Urban is in the judge’s chair on American Idol these days, but before he was a household name he took a turn as a contestant. As a young, talented musician in Australia, Keith made a go at not one but three different talent shows. “The first one was when I was nine,” Keith said. [...] Read More

Keith Urban Calls American Idol Judges “Passionate”

Keith Urban has chosen to be Switzerland – as in neutral – when it comes to the now-infamous feuding and disagreements between fellow American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. Footage of the pair arguing, with Keith squarely in the middle, went viral, just as the auditions began. According to Keith, much of the [...] Read More

Carrie Underwood Added to American Music Awards Lineup

Carrie Underwood, along with P!nk and Pitbull, have been added as performers at The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards. Previously announced performers include Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Linkin Park and Christina Aguilera. The show will air live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 18 at 8p|7c on ABC. See the AMA [...] Read More