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Epiphany? No. 1 Album More a Shock for Chrisette Michele

I'm not afraid of being me anymore, she says

(Newser) - She’s already got a Grammy, but Chrisette Michele still needed time to recover from the shock of seeing her sophomore album debut atop the Billboard charts last week. Epiphany covers new ground for the singer-songwriter, who relinquished some songwriting duties this time around to R&B singer Ne-Yo. The... More »

Lil Wayne Grabs 8 Grammy Nominations

Coldplay comes in second with 7, including one for album of the year

(Newser) - Lil Wayne led the field at the Grammy nominations last night, AP reports. The rapper's eight nominations included one for album of the year for Tha Carter III—the first album to go platinum in its debut week since 2005. Coldplay came in second with seven nominations, which also included... More »

Secret of Chris Brown Hit: It's Really a Gum Commercial

'Forever' is pop-song take on Doublemint jingle

(Newser) - Singer Chris Brown’s hit “Forever” has a trick up its sleeve: It’s actually part of a marketing campaign for Wrigley’s Doublemint gum. The top-10 song contains the lyric "Double your pleasure/double your fun" for good reason, which Wrigley will reveal tomorow. The company paid Brown... More »

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