American Idol’ Set to Premiere in January
American Idol is fast approaching, with its premiere date set for Jan. 15 at 8PM ET. on FOX.
Keith Urban is the only judge returning to the show after season 12.
He will be joined by Jennifer Lopez — who was a judge on season 11 — and Harry Connick, Jr.
This will be Connick’s first stint on the judging panel, but he appeared on the show last season as a mentor for runner-up Kree Harrison.
Garth Brooks tops chart
Garth Brooks will be number one on the Billboard charts Today with his box set release, "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences,"
in its second week out.
The set of six CDs and two DVDS - sold only at Walmart - sold 146,000 units, down from 164,000 last week.
The disc was released on Thanksgiving, instead of Tuesday when new releases are out.
This is Garth Brooks' ninth number one release, tying him with the Rolling Stones and Barbara Streisand at nine. The Beatles top the list with 19.
Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr and More certified Gold and Platinum
Several country stars earned some new sales certifications just in time for this Christmas.
The Recording Industry Association of America has awarded gold album awards to both Lady Antebellum's Golden and Tim McGraw's Two Lanes of Freedom.
The certification marks Lady A's fifth gold album and Tim McGraw's 14th.
In addition, Jake Owen earns his first gold album with his 2011 release, Barefoot Blue Jean Night.
First-time platinum single certifications go to Thomas Rhett for "It Goes Like This" and Tyler Farr's "Redneck Crazy."
Zac Brown Band also goes platinum with the hits "Knee Deep" and "Colder Weather."
Cassadee Pope earns her first gold single as well, for "Wasting All These Tears."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) Chris Young performs.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) Kelly Clarkson performs.