Can Idol extend its Grammy winning streak?

Can Idol extend its Grammy-award winning streak to six years? We’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out, of course, but Idol seems to face better odds than a year ago, when Carrie Underwood and the “Ain’t Misbehavin’” cast accounted for the only show-related...

2010 in Review: The year’s best Idol albums

This wasn’t the kindest of years to American Idol in terms of CD sales. The three albums that hung around on the Billboard 200 the longest — Carrie Underwood’s “Play On,” Daughtry’s “Leave This Town,” and Adam Lambert’s “For Your...

Grammy noms for Adam Lambert, Carrie & Fantasia, too

To say I was underwhelmed with that Grammy Nomination Concert last night on CBS would be an understatement. We got to watch Justin Bieber play guitar and sing “My Favorite,” which only raised questions of whether the Grammys are pandering to popularity over talent by giving him a best...

CD Spotlight: A reminder of Fantasia’s special talent

When you think of the most successful Idols of all time, the names Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson spring to mind. Fantasia Barrino does not. Which might explain why her new album "Back to Me," released in last August, is looked on as something of a comeback.

Fantasia coming to Philly, Baltimore in November

Update: Fantasia made the tour official with an announcement Tuesday morning. It begins Nov. 4 in Richmond, Va. In addition to the local dates mentioned below, the tour will also make a story at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 28. No word yet on when tickets for that show will go...

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