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Mariah Carey, Pharrell Williams, others tapped for "Today" concert series

Mariah Carey, Pharrell Williams, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5 are among the acts slated to take the stage this summer as part of NBC's "Today" show concert series. Mariah Carey, Pharrell Williams, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5 are among the acts slated to take the stage this summer as part of NBC's "Today" show concert series.

"Idol" Phillip Phillips proud of his debut album

Phillip Phillips' Southern-tinged voice chokes up a little when he thinks of the success of his "American Idol" coronation song "Home." The double-platinum tune, written by Drew Pearson and Greg Holden, has provided the soundtrack to video clips of storm-ravaged areas and touching segments about the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. Phillip Phillips' Southern-tinged voice chokes up a little when he thinks of the success of his "American Idol" coronation song "Home." The double-platinum tune, written by Drew Pearson and Greg Holden, has provided the soundtrack to video clips of storm-ravaged areas and touching segments about the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team.

"American Idol" crowns 11th winner

A 21-year-old pawn-shop worker from Leesburg, GA, became the fifth consecutive male to win "American Idol," besting a 16-year-old diva in the making. A 21-year-old pawn-shop worker from Leesburg, GA, became the fifth consecutive male to win "American Idol," besting a 16-year-old diva in the making.