Illness Sidelines Taylor Swift- Jay-Z and Kanye West Next Month- Beyonce On Top- Weird Al Hits Career High- The Voice Judges Returning- Lady Gaga Dance TV- more
(BBC) Beyonce claims pole position in the UK album chart, while her Glastonbury performance boosts her presence in both music sales rundowns. more
(Billboard) More than 30 years into his career as the unchallenged king of pop parody, "Weird Al" Yankovic hit his best-ever chart position this week with his 13th CD, "Alpocalypse," which bowed at No. 9 on last week's Billboard 200. "I'm very grateful that 30 years into my career, I'm still peaking," Yankovic tells Billboard.com. more
(FMQB) All four judges from NBC's The Voice have reportedly signed on for a second season of the hit show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will all return to The Voice more
(BBC) Harry Potter creator JK Rowling splits with her longtime literary agent Christopher Little, it is announced. more
(Billboard) A young woman died Sunday (July 3) and another person was injured after they fell from a tower at the Roskilde music festival in Denmark, police said. more
(NME) Lady Gaga is to appear as a guest judge on US talent show So You Think You Can Dance. The singer will join permanent judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy on the panel of the dance competition, which is shown on the Fox network. more NME did not report an air date.
(Billboard) Despite rumors that Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaborative album, "Watch the Throne," would drop on July 4, sources close to Jay-Z's management team told VH1 it's "not happening." more. MTV further reports Def Jam has begun taking pre-orders Monday (July 4). As far as a release date, the ship date on customer receipts is listed as 2011-08-02. more
(Billboard) Supermodel Kate Moss married Jamie Hince of The Kills Friday in England's Cotswolds region. more
Kesha says "I have 200 songs for my second album" She cites Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Iggy Pop as influences for her eclectic second effort. more. But how good could these songs be if so many were written so quickly? Auto-tune doesn't cover-up everything.