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
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.
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 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.
Getty Images Torrence Hatch, better known as rapper Lil’ Boosie, has been acquitted of first degree murder charges in a Baton Rouge court following six days of testimony and only one hour of deliberation from the jury.
Programmers say that, remixed, the rock-based ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ is a perfect fit for dance radio. Michael Buckner/Getty Images Gotye Nothing says “dance music” more than a xylophone. As previously reported , Gotye ’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra, ascends to No. 1 this week on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts
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