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Matthew Wilkening is the Editor in Chief of He is determined to raise his child in a world without competitive singing television shows.
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Taylor Swift Wins Billboard 200 Album Artist of the Year Award

To the surprise of absolutely nobody who can count, Taylor Swift won the 'Billboard 200 Album Artist of the Year' award tonight at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. Also not surprising: she looked really nice and smiled a lot while accepting the trophy.

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Kenny Chesney’s Tour Outsells Lady Gaga’s This Week

Kenny Chesney topped all comers, including headline-grabbing pop star Lady Gaga, when it came to selling concert tickets this week, according to a report from Billboard. The country star packed over 46,000 people into Arlington, Texas' Cowboy Stadium to help earn this honor.

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'American Idol' Singers
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2011 ‘American Idol’ Tour Dates Announced

Scotty McCreery and the rest of the 'American Idol' finalists have announced when they will hit the road for the television show's annual nationwide tour. The country singer and his more pop-oriented competitors will play their first show on July 6 in West Valley City, Utah. Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10AM ET on May 13.

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