<p>George Jones</p>

George Jones

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Music Power Rankings: George Jones, Justin Bieber and Michael Buble

Fall Out Boy and Psy also make this week's list.

1. George Jones One of the greatest singers who ever lived, who recorded one of the greatest songs of all time, “He Stopped Loving Her Today,”  takes The Grand Tour to the sky.

2. Neil Diamond:
After “Sweet Caroline” sales soar following his appearance at a Boston Red Sox game, Diamond donates all the royalties to the One Fund Boston. Good times never felt so good.

3. Fall Out Boy: Following a five-year hiatus, Fall Out Boy returns with “Save Rock & Roll,” which bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Why stop with just saving rock and roll?

4. Will.I.Am: He accidentally steals a song for his new album, “#willpower.”   Oops.

5. Psy: “Gentleman” soars into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, making the S. Korean rapper a two-hit wonder.

6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: The rap pair becomes the first group since The Blackeyed Peas to score the No. 2 and No. 3 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.  Think how high they could go if they had lady lumps.

7. Justin Bieber: His road woes continue as Swedish police find pot and a stun gun on his tour bus. It sounds like someone needs a time out.

8. Amy Winehouse: As word of her new documentary comes out, her father declares in no uncertain terms that he is not a fan of Beyonce and Andre 3000’s cover of “Back To Black.” Did you really expect him to be?

9. Michael Buble: As Mother’s Day approaches, buyers come out in droves around the globe to purchase the crooner’s latest, “To Be Loved.”  Just think how it would sell if Warner Bros. had packaged it with a pair of mom jeans?

10. Record Store Day:
The annual event drove vinyl sales to a historic high of a combined 244,000 copies, the highest one-week tally since SoundScan starting counting sales in 1991. If we can add three more zeros then we’ll be talking sales to get excited about.

 

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<p>Michael Buble performs at the Juno Awards</p>

Michael Buble performs at the Juno Awards

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Michael Buble croons his way to the top of the Billboard 200

Where does Phoenix come in?

Fans are showing plenty of love to Michael Buble’s “To Be Loved” as the crooner’s latest album will handily top the Billboard 200 next week with sales between 150,000-170,000.  That tally is close to double the amount for Fantasia’s “Side Effects Of You,” which will come in at No. 2 with up to 95,000 copies.

They are joined in the Top 10 by two other likely debuts: Phoenix’s “Bankrupt” at No. 4 (45,000-50,000) and Rob Zombie’s “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,” at No. 8 (27,000-32,000).

Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” remains in the top 3 at No. 3, while this week’s No. 1, Fall Out Boy’s “Save Rock And Roll” falls to No. 5.

Kid Cudi’s “Indicud” likely falls 2-6, while Blake Shelton’s “Based On A True Story” will be at No. 7, according to Hits Daily Double.

Rounding out the Top 10 will be Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s “Heist” at No 9 and Lil Wayne’s  “I Am Not A Human Being II” at No. 10. 
 

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<p>The Wanted</p>

The Wanted

Listen: The Wanted's 'Walks Like Rihanna'

Snippet praises Rihanna's walk

As promised yesterday, The Wanted has released a snippet of the British band’s new single, “Walks Like Rihanna” and the Dr. Luke-producer tune is  pretty much exactly what you would expect: a uber-pop ditty with the chorus “She can’t sing/she can’t dance/but who cares/she walks like Rihanna.”

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<p>Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne</p>

Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne

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Black Sabbath slates full North American tour

Outing kicks off following release of new album

Originally slated to play only four dates, Black Sabbath has expanded its 2013 North American tour to 20 shows, starting July 25 in Houston.

The tour will follow the release of Black Sabbath’s Rick Rubin-produced new album, “13,” out June 11, featuring the song “God Is Dead,” which was released last week. The album is the first to feature lead singer Ozzy Osbourne since 1978’s “Never Say Die.?

The band, which also includes Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, kicked off its 2013 world tour April 20 in Auckland, New Zealand.


7/25 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (on sale May 4th)
7/27 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center (on sale May 4th)
7/29 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre (on sale May 11th)
7/31 W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre (on sale May 4th)
8/2 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live (on sale May 10th)
8/4 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/6 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre (on sale May 4th)
8/8 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena (on sale May 4th)
8/10 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center (on sale May 4th)
8/12 Boston, MA – Comcast Center
8/14 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
8/16 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (on sale May 4th)
8/18 Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center (on sale May 4th)
8/22 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena (on sale May 4th)
8/24 Seattle, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
8/26 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View (on sale May 4th)
8/28 Irvine, CA – – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/30 Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
9/1 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
9/3 Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Sports Arena

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<p>The Wanted</p>

The Wanted

The Wanted's new single, 'Walks Like Rihanna' premieres Friday

How does she walk, exactly?

How does Rihanna walk exactly? We’ll find out more if the rumors are correct that The Wanted’s new single is called “Walks Like Rihanna" (We're also seeing it listed as "She Walks Like Rihanna").

That’s the word in the Twitterverse today, and according to gossip site sugarscape. Apparently, the British lads, who are filming their own reality show for E!,  have already shot a video for the tune, whose high-brow lyrics include “She can’t sing/She can’t dance/But who cares/She walks like Rihanna,” according to Idolator. I guess that answers the question of whether she moves like Jagger.

Idolator took it one step further, deciding to poke fun at the notion by coming up with 10 other potential song titles using famous divas, including “She Twerks Like Miley,” and “She Falls Asleep Judging ‘The X Factor’ like Britney.”

Regardless, it looks like we won’t have to wait that long to find out. The Wanted is releasing the new single on Friday morning...or a new single, regardless of whether it's called "She Walks Like Rihanna,"  In the meantime, the members of The Wanted and One Direction can carry on their feud.

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Listen: Beyonce premieres new 'Sun' song in H&M ad

Listen: Beyonce premieres new 'Sun' song in H&M ad

Will we get a new album or just new commercials?

Maybe Beyonce won’t actually release a new album after all, she’ll just introduce each new song via its placement in a commercial.

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<p>Justin Bieber</p>

Justin Bieber

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Cops find drugs on Justin Bieber's tour bus

Manager says Bieber is writing 'one to two songs a day' on the road

Justin Bieber has a seemingly inexhaustible supply of energy on the road. He’s writing “one to two songs a day for the entire tour,” his manager Scooter Braun tells MTV. “He actually labels them by the city he writes them in.” Are you ready to hear songs called  “Berlin?” “Oslo?” “Madrid?”

Bieber hinted that something was afoot created the hashtag #musicjournals. They are apparently the repository for his current creative flow.

Braun was mum on any details about a new album, however. “We’re talking about what should come next musically,” he says. “And I think creatively, he just wants to share all his thoughts through music.”  We smell a new album called “Music Journals.”

Speaking of smells, The Daily Mail is reporting that cops in Stockholm searched Bieber’s  empty tour bus last night after smelling pot. The police found a small amount of narcotics and a stun gun, according to the report, but will not press charges.





 

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<p>P!nk</p>

P!nk

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P!nk holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for second week

Psy's 'Gentleman' storms into the top 10

P!nk’s “Just Give Me A Reason”  featuring Nate Ruess remains atop the Billboard hot 100 for its second week, as it gains in radio play and streaming, but drops in downloads.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hold down the No. 2 and 3 slots with current single, “Can’t Hold Us” featuring Ray Dalton moving 5-2 and “Thrift Shop” featuring Wanz falling 2-3. It’s the first time a group has landed two songs in the top 3 since the Black Eyed Peas in 2009. Rihanna was the last solo act to do so in 2010, according to Billboard.

Bruno Mars’ former No. 1, “When I Was Your Man,” slips 3-4.

Bolstered by the Billboard Hot 100’s new chart methodology that includes YouTube streaming, Psy’s “Gentleman” soars 12-5, largely fueled by its more than 216 million YouTube views and 8.6 million streams in the U.S. Rihanna’s “Stay” slides 4-6.

Joining Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with two tunes in the top 10, Justin Timberlake is at No. 7 with  “Mirrors”  and No. 8 with “Suit & Tie,” which falls two places.

Pitbull’s “Feel This Moment” featuring Christina Aguilera moves 8-9 and Drake’s “Started From The Bottom” falls 9-19.

Next week, look for P!nk to fend off a charge from “Can’t Hold Us” and for Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” to move into the Top 10 as it bursts onto the chart at No. 20.


 

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Watch: Alicia Keys and Maxwell steam up 'Fire We Make' video

Watch: Alicia Keys and Maxwell steam up 'Fire We Make' video

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Passions rise as high as the mercury in New Orleans

Alicia Keys travels back in time to what looks like the ‘50s for her steamy video, “Fire We Make” featuring Maxwell.

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Watch: Fitz & The Tantrums dance for you in 'Out of My League' video
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Watch: Fitz & The Tantrums dance for you in 'Out of My League' video

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Everything about the clip screams '80s

For Fitz & The Tantrums’ second album, “More Than Just A Dream,” the Los Angeles band incorporates many of the sounds of the ‘80s, especially on first single, “Out Of My League,” so it’s entirely fitting, if not particularly scintillating, that the video for “League” looks like something from that era.

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