Quick Hits: Eminem/Album Sales, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber & B.o.B., Usher & Chris Brown, Weezer, Erykah Badu, Coutrney Love, Coldplay, Marilyn Manson
August 18, 2010


Eminem
Eminem's Recovery returns to the #1 spot on the album sales chart this week as the album shifted another 132,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This marks the most weeks at #1 for any album since Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream claimed six straight weeks at the top in December and January. Last week's #1 album, Arcade Fire's Suburbs, fell to #2 this week with 52,000, and the soundtrack to Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam bowed at #3 on the chart with 41,000 copies sold in its first week. Black Label Society earned its highest chart debut ever at #4 with Order of the Black, moving 33,400, and rounding out the Top 5 is Justin Bieber with My World 2.0, shifting 32,900 units this week.

Producer/songwriter RedOne tells Billboard that Lady Gaga's anticipated new album will be "shocking, shocking, shocking! You never want to go too far from your brand -- people love you for a reason. But we still want to give them something with a kick, something that makes them say, 'Oh my God! We didn't expect this!'" RedOne (aka Nadir Khayat) says he has worked on two new tracks for Gaga's next record. In related news, Billboard predicts that by the time Gaga's Monster Ball tour wraps up its run, the epic trek will have grossed around $200 million worldwide.

The lineup of performers for next month's MTV Video Music Awards keeps expanding, as Justin Bieber and B.o.B have both been added. Ke$ha has also been announced as a presenter at the VMAs, which take place Sunday, September 12 in Los Angeles. "I'm excited to be performing at the VMAs. It is all still unbelievable, because last year I went for the first time and no one knew who I was," said Bieber, who is nominated for Best New Artist. "Just really shows that dreams can come true and what incredible, dedicated fans I have. I'm a lucky guy and grateful. Now I just want to get on that stage, have some fun in front of my heroes, because at the end of the day I'm still a kid and still a fan."  

Usher and Chris Brown appear to be mulling a tour together, according to multiple rumblings on the Internet. Speculation began when producer Bryan-Michael Cox revealed during Jermaine Dupri's Living the Life YouTube show that the singers are planning the tour. "Usher and the boy Chris Brown are going on tour, y'all know that, right?" Cox said. Dupri immediately replied, "They might not know that." So then Cox admitted, "I might've just gave y'all some exclusive shit." Cox later tweeted that he was "drunk" and "talking crazy" when he said that, but the R&B singers kept the idea alive on their own Twitter accounts. "What would you guys say if me and Usher went on tour?" Brown tweeted. An hour later, Usher's Twitter message read, "If you could see Usher perform live with anyone - who would it be?"

Weezer guitarist Brian Bell says the band is considering a special run of shows to commemorate the upcoming deluxe re-issue of their second album, Pinkerton. The album, which was considered a dud upon its 1996 release but went on to become a beloved cult classic, will be re-released on October 5 via Geffen. Bell said backstage in Denver last week that "We have a reissue of Pinkerton coming out with new packaging, and—I'm praying—a Pinkerton tour, where we'll play all the songs off Pinkerton, soon."

Erykah Badu has paid a $500 fine and will serve six months probation for stripping off her clothes to film the video for "Window Seat" in Dallas at the site where John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The singer had been charged with disorderly conduct in April over the nude video shoot in Dealey Plaza. Badu agreed with prosecutors in her hometown of Dallas to serve probation that will end February 11, and she paid the fine late last week, according to a Reuters report.

A lawsuit against Courtney Love over the Nirvana publishing rights has been settled. According to reports, the case was settled out of court last week in Los Angeles. London and Co. sued Love for $1 million, claiming they were owed funds following her selling off of some Nirvana publishing rights. In related news, Love and Kurt Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, turns 18-years-old today.

Coldplay have extended their publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, though no specific terms of the new deal have been revealed. Universal has held Coldplay's publishing rights since it acquired BMG Music Publishing in 2007.

Rocker Marilyn Manson and actress Evan Rachel Wood have called off their engagement, according to US Magazine. The on-again, off-again couple got engaged in Paris in January.




 
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