BRUNO MARS ON TOP FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK
Bruno Mars’ debut single “Just The Way You Are” will stay at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the second straight week. The song also returns to the top of Digital Songs chart, selling another 188-thousand copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. After dropping to number four last week, Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” rebounds to number two. Meanwhile, Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna falls one spots to number three, Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” featuring Pitbull is up one spot to number four, and Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” climbs one notch to number five.
GLEE CAST STORMS BILLBOARD CHART
The Glee cast’s rendition of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind” is this week’s biggest debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, entering at number 21. Other Glee songs bowing this week include “Telephone” at number 23, “Billionaire” at number 28, “Listen” at number 38 and “What I Did for Love” at number 51.
FM SOAR UP THE CHART
Far East Movement have scored a huge hit with “Like a G6” featuring Cataracs & Dev. In just seven weeks, the song has rocketed 86 spots to number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The catchy tune is also the second most downloaded song of the week, according to Billboard’s Digital Songs chart and sold over 180-thousand copies last week. FM’s Prohgress told us they owe their success to all their friends.
Far East Movement’s new album, Free Wired, features Snoop Dogg, Ryan Tedder, Keri Hilson and more. It hits stores on October 12th.
GAGA ADDS EVEN MORE 2011 DATES
Earlier this week, Lady Gaga added new tour dates for her 2011 Monster Ball trek, and just days later, the pop star has added even more. The “Bad Romance” singer will be stopping in 17 more cities in the U-S and Canada. See exactly where and when at GagaDaily.com.
GO GAGA FOR CAKE
A woman has designed and baked a cake that is a tribute to Lady Gaga. The Gaga-loving baker-blogger named Melissa Torres crafted the cake using white candy cigarettes, referencing the cigarette shades from “Telephone.” There are also confectionery references to Gaga’s crime scene outfit from the “Telephone” and her fashions from the “Paparazzi” video.
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WILL.I.AM TALKS MICHAEL JACKSON INSPIRATION
On Wednesday’s episode of MTV’s The Seven, will.i.am — who teamed up with Nicki Minaj on “Check It Out,” off of her Pink Friday album — broke down his approach to creating chart-busting tracks. He said he turns to Michael Jackson’s music for inspiration explaining, “If you want a song to be a big number one smash, then you have to play a Michael Jackson song while you’re making your song.” He added that using an artist such as Jackson as a benchmark will usually let a producer know if a track really has that “it” factor. The Peas frontman went on to say that when you think you have a hit record, you have to play an MJ record to make sure the new song is as loud as Jackson’s. Minaj noted that will.i.am is a phenomenal producer and created the beat for the song on the spot. The Seven airs every weekday at 5 PM on MTV.
NEW BIEBER VIDEO!
Justin Bieber has released his video for “U Smile.” The clip is the fifth off his My World 2.0 album, which was released back in March. It follows videos for his singles “Baby,” where he went bowling with Drake and Ludacris, “Never Let You Go,” in which he hung out at Atlantis in the Bahamas, “Somebody To Love,” where he threw a karate-themed dance party with Usher and “Eenie Meenie,” in which he and Sean Kingston partied in the Hollywood Hills. The Alfredo Flores-directed video, which can be seen now on E! Online, focuses on wooing a young fan that he falls in love with. It seems the idea was inspired by people wondering if he would ever date a fan.
SEE THE VIDEO HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2ozuCXpVJY&
KATY PERRY SHOOTS SPARKLING NEW VIDEO
Katy Perry shot a video for the third single off her Teenage Dream album. The singer is keeping the title of the song under wraps, but Perry hints that the tune could be “Firework,” which she said is her favorite track on the effort. Perry took to Twitter and used words like “sparkling” and “Light in a dark place” to describe the clip.
COLBIE AT NOBEL PEACE PRIZE CONCERT
Colbie Caillat is going to be performing at a pretty cool show. According to the Associated Press, the singer-songwriter will be performing at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway, hosted by Denzel Washington. Other performers at the event include Elvis Costello, Florence and the Machine and Herbie Hancock. The concert takes place December 11th, the day after the awards ceremony.
ROB THOMAS, DAVID COOK TALK GREG GIRALDO
Greg Giraldo’s unfortunate passing has had a big effect on the entertainment world, and two musicians commented about his death. Rob Thomas wrote on Twitter that Giraldo was his “favorite comedian,” while former American Idol winner David Cook said that Greg was “such a nice guy” and that they met during Cook’s first trip to L-A in 2004. Giraldo passed away after an accidental overdose on prescription drugs.
RIHANNA GRABS NICKI MINAJ FOR LOUD
According to JustJared.com, Rihanna has previewed some new material off her upcoming album, Loud. Even though they didn’t get to tour together over the summer, Ri Ri and Nicki Minaj collaborated on an up-tempo record called “Raining Men.” In addition, fans can expect the Bajan singer to sample Avril Lavigne’s “I’m With You.” So far, the effort has nine completed tracks, but Drake is expected to make the final tracklist. Be sure to grab Loud when it arrives on November 16th!
COVER ART! See the cover of Loud at RihannaNow.com.
“Only Girl (In the World)”
“What’s My Name”
“California King (Bed)”
“Raining Men” featuring Nicki Minaj
“Who’s That Chick”
LIFEHOUSE DO OKTOBERFEST
It’s October and Lifehouse are in Germany, so they did what anyone else in their situation would do — they went to Oktoberfest. Frontman Jason Wade posted some pictures on the band’s Twitter account and called the experience “a blast.” See them now at Twitter.com/LifehouseMusic.
TWO VERY DIFFERENT MADONNA PICS
More pictures have leaked from Madonna’s forthcoming Dolce & Gabbana photo shoot, and some are not quite as flattering as others. E! Online has both retouched and untouched pictures of the Queen of Pop and the differences between them are quite striking. See them now at EOnline.com.
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HEAR THE SCRIPT’S NEW SINGLE
The Script have a brand new single titled “For The First Time” off of their new album, Science & Faith, which, as of right now, is not yet available in America. Well just because it won’t be out in the U-S for a while doesn’t mean you can’t listen. Hear the single, which is already number one in Ireland, at PopEater.com. No word yet on when Science & Faith will come out stateside.
GWEN RELEASING FIVE PERFUMES
Next month is going to be pretty exciting for fans of Gwen Stefani. That’s because the No Doubt lead singer will be releasing five new perfumes called Wicked Style through her Harajuku Lovers fragrance line. In an interview with TheFrisky.com, Gwen said that it was “quite challenging” to come up with five perfumes at once, but that “they turned out really good this time.” The Wicked Style fragrances will be available on November 1st.
HAYLEY WILLIAMS SAID GLEE WAS LIKE “LEVITATING”
Fans of Glee saw that Paramore’s “The Only Exception” was featured on the show this week. MTV News asked singer Hayley Williams how she felt seeing the emotional ballad performed on the show. Williams said, “Lea Michele sang it beautifully and I like what she changed vocally. I felt like I was levitating off my friend’s couch trying to understand it was really happening.” “The Only Exception” is off Paramore’s latest album, Brand New Eyes.
DR DRE’S DETOX COMING THIS YEAR?
Dr Dre announced during a press conference for his Beats By Dre headphones line that it’s likely that Detox could drop this year. The super producer stated that he’s “working on it everyday” and it could hit shelves by Christmas. The news comes just a week after the hitmaker revealed that all unauthorized leaked songs, including his record with Jay-Z, will not make the official tracklist. We’ll keep you posted with further updates!
In related news, Soulja Boy and Keri Hilson took the stage during the event.
JEREMIH TALKS NEW SINGLE WITH 50 CENT
Jeremih recently told MTV News that he’s always been a big 50 Cent fan, so he was excited to collaborate with the mogul for “Down On Me.” The “I Like” singer shared that he thinks Fif “is dope” and recently played his latest All About You album to 50 before it was released earlier this week. After playing the disc, Jeremih explained, “Thugs and gangsters listening to R&B, and I think they were digging it, genuinely, so it was pretty dope.” Now that 50 has given the official co-sign, be sure to pick up the album today and check out the visual for “Down On Me” via ThisIs50.com.
50 CENT TWEETS ABOUT ORAL SEX
50 Cent is all about venting random thoughts on Twitter. In fact, the rapper recently tweeted sex advice and suggested: “If you a man and you’re over 25 and you don’t eat p***y just kill your self damn it. The world will be a better place.” You never know what he’ll write about! Be sure to follow him on Twitter today!
WYCLEF IS DOING JUST FINE
After news broke that Wyclef Jean was hospitalized in New Jersey for stress and fatigue, the entertainer gave an update on his current condition through his Twitter account. The GRAMMY Award-winning artist tweeted that he’s “feeling much better” and thanked “all fans and warriors for [they’re] love around the world.” Jean added, “I will be back soon stronger than ever!”
SADE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
After experiencing great success from her latest platinum selling Soldier Of Love album, Sade is expected to embark on a world tour. The singer, who hasn’t gone on a full outing in over a decade, has announced ten U-S dates so far. The trek will kick off June 16th in Baltimore and end August 30th in Anaheim, California. Fans can expect tickets for select dates to go on sale next week via LiveNation.com, with additional stops to be revealed soon.
Soldier of Love debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart with impressive first week sales of over 502-thousand copies.
SEE BUBLE AS A BABY
Ever want to see what Michael Buble was like when he was young? Well PerezHilton.com has gotten their hands on a bunch of pictures of the crooner from his childhood. Head to the gossip site now to check out all the pics of little Michael.
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