Phillip Phillips

Artists Cash in (Sell Out?) at American Music Awards in Auto Ads (video) 2

Artists Cash in (Sell Out?) at American Music Awards in Auto Ads (video)

Eminem, Fergie and Gwen Stefani may have been out of the running at the American Music Awards, but they cashed in where it counts, in the flood of commercials that appeared during the show for such brands as Chrysler, Jeep and Fiat. Of course, there was a time when music artists wouldn’t be caught dead selling out to “the man,” much less allowing their music to be used to sell Chevys. But times have changed. Artists for years now have been pushing themselves as brands. They are cashing in on commercial endorsements wherever they can find them to bolster revenues from declining record sales....
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Colton Dixon Proves Talent Alone Won't Win American Idol

Colton Dixon certainly has talent, but that wasn’t enough to save him on “American Idol” last night. Was it his cockiness, or his nonchalant attitude that did him in. Quite possibly this late in the contest. Dixon proves the rule that the singing show morphs into a popularity contest in the later rounds as the talent near equals itself out and no one is a truly bad singer....
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American Idol Finalists to Perform Whitney Houston Tribute

Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and the newest crop of “American Idol” finalists will get down to business on Wednesday (Mar 7). They group will pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston, whose songs are soaring up the charts since her death. More than 33 million votes were cast, according to host Ryan Seacrest to whittle the 25 semi-finalists down to the latest round of contenders....