Happy 33rd birthday to Kimberley Locke, second runner-up in 2003 for season two of "American Idol." I met Kim soon after her finalist victory on the show, while hosting the Billboard Radio Countdown, written by Fred Bronson, who had an "in" with "Idol" practically from its launch; and have had the pleasure of numerous meets since. Absolutely adore her.
Kimberley has scored 10 top 20 AC hits, including Christmas No. 1s for three consecutive years, in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Her "8th World Wonder" also reached the top 20 at pop radio in 2004. 2004...New York, 2009...L.A., 2009, with Fredly.