NARM Honors 'Idol'
January 20, 2011 at 5:14 PM (PT)
Music business association NARM will honor AMERICAN IDOL with a special Outstanding Achievement Award to celebrate the show’s 10th season on the air and highlight its impact on the world of music. The Award will be presented at the 2011 NARM Convention Awards Dinner at the HYATT REGENCY CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL in LOS ANGELES on THURSDAY, MAY 12th.
IDOL judges and contestants, as well as representatives from 19 ENTERTAINMENT, FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA and FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY will be invited to participate in the presentation that will revisit IDOL’s journey to the top.
"There is no question that AMERICAN IDOL has had a profound impact on the music business in terms of discovering new talent, inspiring new music, supporting live touring and contributing to recording sales with more than 50 million albums and over 160 million song downloads on iTUNES," NARM Pres. JIM DONIO. "It is a certified pop-culture phenomenon that has earned iconic brand status over the past decade, and is the only TV program to have been No. 1 for seven consecutive seasons. This actually says even more about the public’s passion and devotion to music. We are so excited to be recognizing Idol’s unique achievements and adding our voice to the chorus of congratulations for this 10th season milestone."