Brandon Fuller Before he toasts his hometown’s new basketball team with a concert at the new Brooklyn Nets arena in September, Jay-Z will reportedly take a trip down the turnpike to headline and curate his own two-day festival in Philadelphia. According to the New York Times , the rapper will star in the Budweiser Made in America music festival, which will invade Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Sept. 1 and 2
Michael Desmond/NBC NBC is moving “The Voice” to the fall schedule for its third season where it stands to benefit from NFL promotions and comparisons to a singing competition in its second season, Fox’s “X Factor.”
Dana Edelson/NBC Billboard Music Awards cover boys Usher and Justin Bieber both appeared on last night’s Will Ferrell-hosted “Saturday Night Live,” with Usher performing two songs and Bieber starring alongside Jessie Eisenberg in a star-studded Digital Short.
Getty Images A reality show featuring Whitney Houston ’s relatives, including daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother Cissy, is in the works. Houston representative Kristen Foster confirmed the Lifetime show, “The Houston Family Chronicles,” on Friday. It will focus on Pat Houston, sister-in-law and manager of the late singer. Pat Houston is also helping care for Whitney Houston’s only child, 19-year-old Bobby Kristina. The show promises to feature Bobbi Kristina and Cissy, as well as Houston’s cousin Dionne Warwick, gospel singer CeCe Winans and other members of the Houston family.
Rock Hall of Fame Bassist Died in His Sleep While on Tour in Japan, Bandmate Steve Cropper Says Donald “Duck” Dunn, second from right, with Booker T. and the MG’s / Getty Images Bass player and songwriter Donald “Duck” Dunn, a member of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers band, has died in Tokyo. He was 70
Jason Merritt/Getty Images K aty Perry has been a very busy pop star over the past two years, scoring five Hot 100 No. 1s off her 2010 effort “Teenage Dream” and another topper in February with “Part of Me,” off the “Complete Confection” collection. She’ll try to do it again with “Wide Awake,” which hits radio later this month.
Getty Images In the wake of Tupac Shakur ’s projected appearances at Coachella in April, the return of a number of dead musicians was discussed — and Queen ’s Freddie Mercury is set to be next.
Getty Images Serena Williams is making a different kind of racket.
Dave Vann Carrie Underwood ’s “Blown Away” may find itself at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, fending off Adele ’s “21.” Industry sources suggest Underwood’s fourth album will sell between 95,000 and 110,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 13.