This week’s New Music Tuesday features work from a pair of Season 7 Idol alums. David Archuleta releases his album of covers, BEGIN and the title song “Only a Mountain” from Jason Castro’s upcoming album drops today. Newly-minted Idol judge, Mariah Carey, releases her latest single “Triumphant” with help from Rick Ross & Meek Mills. And lastly, Bucky Covington’s second studio album, Good Guys will come out on September 11, but can be pre-ordered today.
An Entertainment Weekly source claims Mariah Carey is deep in negotiations with FOX to take a seat on the American Idol judges panel (but for a lesser paycheck than The Wrap is reporting).
A source tells the Hollywood Reporter that L.A. Reid signed his contract for season 2 of X Factor yesterday (Feb 3). Earlier in the week, news broke that Steve Jones, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger would not be returning.