Every year, tens of thousands of hopefuls from across the nation audition for a shot at stardom. American Idol Judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are currently traveling across the country in search of the next American Idol. They narrow down the competitors to a select group of semifinalists who sing their hearts out each week in front of a studio audience and television viewers.
The judges have their say after every performance, but it's the viewing public that determines who will advance to become a finalist and who will go home. Telephone, text message and online voting begin immediately after each live performance show, and the results are announced during the following night's live broadcast.
Eventually the competition is whittled down to two finalists who compete for a major recording contract with 19 Recordings and the American Idol title. Past winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, and Phillip Phillips, as well as fan-favorites Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry and Jessica Sanchez, have all become household names and made their marks on the recording industry.
American Idol S12 premieres Sat 18:00.
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It quickly became a commercial success, peaking at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) a month after its release. She simultaneously became the featured "It" girl on a string of high-profile singles from artists such as Madonna, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Drake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Ludacris, Justin Bieber, Trey Songz and Alicia Keys.
Minaj also has become the first female solo artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Her seventh single, Super Bass, has since been certified quadruple-platinum by the RIAA and has sold more than four million copies, becoming one of the best-selling singles in the United States.
In April 2012, Minaj released her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which topped charts internationally, and spawned the Top 10 singles Starships and Pound the Alarm. Since then, the album has sold one million copies worldwide, and has become one of the best-selling albums of 2012, according to Nielsen SoundScan. At the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, she won Best Female Video for Starships. At the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, she won Best Hip-Hop Video for Super Bass.
Nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award in the category of Best New Artist, Minaj's rapping technique has been hailed by critics for its use of alter-egos, accents (notably, British) and rapid-fire pace. Equally well-known for her unique sense of style, her use of colorful wigs and outlandish costumes ranks her as one of the world's leading fashion icons. Minaj is in the midst of her Pink Friday: RELOADED Tour.
He's won five Academy of Country Music Awards and had 14 No. 1 songs, including 28 Top 5 hits. In 2012, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. His latest CD, Get Closer, comes on the heels of his fifth consecutive platinum or multi-platinum release. It has produced three consecutive No. 1 singles: You Gonna Fly, Long Hot Summer and Without You.
Jackson has since expanded into television production, setting up his Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment banner at Warner Horizon Television, where he launched the hit reality-competition series, Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew.
While working on more than 1,000 gold and multi-platinum albums, which have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, Jackson's amazing talent; vast studio knowledge; and performing, touring and record company acumen have made him one of today's most coveted music industry experts.
In 2006, Jackson executive-produced and performed on the legendary Sam Moore's Grammy Award-nominated album Overnight Sensational. Jackson also teamed with country music superstar Travis Tritt, and most recently, he brought together an eclectic mix of artists on Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1, the first release from his Dream Merchant 21 record label.
As a singer/songwriter/producer, she has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard's Artist of the Decade Award, the World Music Award for World's Best-Selling Female Artist of the Millennium and BMI's Icon Award, to name a few.
She has two consecutive and unparalleled Billboard Song of the Decade titles: One Sweet Day (with Boyz II Men) and We Belong Together, further marking her massive presence on the charts since her 1990 song debut Vision of Love. She became the second artist in history and the first female performer to have a song debut at No. 1 with Fantasy (1995), the groundbreaking collaboration with O.D.B. of the innovative rap group Wu-Tang Clan.
Carey's original holiday classic, All I Want For Christmas Is You, redefined its place in pop culture as one of the greatest holiday hits of all time when it reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 2011, 17 years after its debut.
Carey's influential and stellar contribution to the music industry spans multiple genres and is showcased through a multifaceted hit catalog as well as a long list of diverse collaborations.
Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast television, nationally syndicated radio, local radio and cable as both a producer and on-air host. He is celebrated internationally as host of the top-rated primetime talent showcase American Idol, and hosts and produces E! News and its red carpet awards show coverage.
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