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JENNIFER LOPEZ PREDICTED ALBUM SALES

According to Hits Daily Double, the album predictions for Jennifer Lopez’s new effort, Love?, have just been released. Despite a large promotional campaign and the success of her lead single, “On The Floor” featuring Pitbull, the singer’s comeback disc will likely only sell between 60 to 65-thousand copies during its first week. The official SoundScan will be available next Wednesday.

· Her previous effort, Brave, opened with 53-thousand back in 2007.

BEYONCE RELEASES CHARITY SINGLE

We’ve just learned Beyonce has recorded a studio version of “God Bless the U.S.A.,” which will be released as a charity song. The tune will reportedly benefit 9/11 charities including The New York Police and Fire Widows’ Fund and the Children’s Benefit Fund. If you didn’t get to hear it on Thursday night’s airing of CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, you’ll be able to purchase the song today on iTunes and at Beyonce.com.

· The news comes on the heels of Osama bin Laden being killed and President Obama’s visit to Ground Zero.

· Bey recorded the song back in 2008 but never released it.

ESTELLE READIES NEW MIXTAPE

According to Rap-Up.com, Estelle has recorded a lot of material while creating her forthcoming third album, All of Me. The British singer revealed that she plans to select a handful from her 300 songs and create a mixtape, which has two possible working titles: Freak World or #AfterIAlmostMadeAMixtape. Fans can anticipate the project to be released before All Of Me arrives in September.

· So far, Common has recorded a verse for the signer’s disc. The track was produced by No I.D. and it’s called “Victorious.”

· Estelle said of All Of Me, “It’s definitely a lot of hip-hop, a lot of R&B… It’s everything, but it just has a certain vibe and a certain feel that’s real focused, real intense, and real directional.”

SOULJA BOY TO COLLABORATE WITH DRAKE

Last year, Soulja Boy told us he was recording with Drake and soon, finally hear a song from the rap stars. After Drizzy heard Soulja’s latest mixtape, Juice, the “Crank That” rapper told Rap-Up.com that they are “gonna go in the studio for a whole week…so you already know what time it is.” As previously reported, Soulja told us about a track he recorded with the Toronto native called “Play Ball” that was supposed to appear on 2010’s The Deandre Way. The two young emcees will record material for the Young Money rapper’s sophomore effort, Take Care.

ALICIA KEYS PERFORMS AT HIV/AIDS BENEFIT

Alicia Keys is getting back into the swing of things and performed for the first time since delivering her first child last fall. The singer showcased her talents for a good cause during the Hope Rising! benefit concert in Toronto – which helped raise money for HIV/AIDS in Africa. If you missed it, you’ll be glad to know that AK is gearing up to take stage this June at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Swizz Beatz’s wife is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of her debut album, Songs In A Minor. Tickets go on sale today (5/6) at noon.

50 CENTS LEAKS PREVIEW OF VH1’S ORGINS OF ME

As we previously reported, 50 Cent has shot a new Vh1 series called The Origin of Me where he’ll return to South Carolina to seek out his ancestors in Edgefield County. To get fans more excited, the mogul leaked a quick glimpse of the show in which he debates the significance of the Confederate Flag with an elderly white woman. While 50 found the flag to be racist, the woman felt, “Black citizens in this country really needs to study the history, because it’s just as much the black ancestry as it is the White ancestry.” The series premieres on May 23rd at 9 PM Eastern on Vh1.

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· 50 will also meet with the descendants of the slave-owners that enslaved some of the rapper’s ancestors.

SNOOP DOGG, WIZ KHALIFA HEADLINE B.O.M.B FEST

We’ve just learned Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are scheduled to headline the B.O.M.B. Festival later this month. The event will also include performances from RJD2, The Cool Kids, George Clinton, Weezer, Against Me! and many others. The show takes place on May 28th and 29th at Hartford, Connecticut’s Comcast Theatre. Visit BombFest.com for more information.

· You can purchase passes for 89 dollars each, which will allow you admission to both dates.

DJ PREMIER WORKS ON CHRISTINA AGUILERA’S NEW LP

DJ Premier revealed on his Twitter page that he is going to record with Christina Aguilera on her follow-up to Bionic. He wrote, “We are gonna work on her new LP…she’s ready to start. haven’t made any tracks yet…we hung out a few days ago in NY and she’s just starting it.” Primo previously recorded on the singer’s 2006 album Back to Basics.

· Premier wrote nine songs for Bionic but none made the official tracklisting. He is responsible for “Ain’t No Other Man.”

TYLER THE CREATOR LEAKS NEW SINGLE

Before Tyler the Creator’s second solo album, Goblin, hits stores, the Odd Future member has released the second single, “She,” from the disc. The love song includes Frank Ocean on the hook and can be previewed on YouTube now. Tyler’s project hits shelves on May 10th.

BIG BOI OPENS UP ABOUT MODEST MOUSE COLLABORATION

Now that we know Big Boi is in the studio with Modest Mouse, everyone wants to know…why? The rapper caught up with MTV News to explain saying, “I’ve been a fan of the band for a minute. … We’re all musicians and producers and artists, and it’s just like a big-ass brainstorm, a brain-stormin’, tsunami, typhoon, tectonic-plates-movin’ kind of thing.” So what does it sound like? He said, “We do all types of music, so to get the chance to jam with a jammin’-ass band, I knew it was going to be cool. We had a vibe too. We made a couple of records that are just jamming. It’s a hodgepodge of funkiness.”

ADELE WANTS TO “DO IT” WITH RIHANNA

Adele is not one to hold back when it comes to interviews, and she said something while talking to British paper The Sun that English tabloids are loving. The singer-songwriter stated that when she saw Rihanna perform recently, she asked her girlfriends if they were all “feeling a bit gay right now.” She went on to add, “If Rihanna wanted me, I’d do it with her. She’s hot.” Read more at NME.com.

KID CHARGED WITH THROWING EGGS AT BIEBER

Earlier this week, we reported that Justin Bieber’s stage was pelted with eggs in Sydney, Australia. Although no one was hurt or hit with the eggs, a 17-year-old has been charged with breaking into Bieber’s concert and tossing the eggs at the singer. Video of the incident showed several raw eggs hitting the stage and just missing Bieber and his backup singers. The teen was arrested at his home and police seized a cell phone and other items while taking him into custody. The unnamed youth made an appearance in Sydney Children’s Court on Thursday and was charged with breaking and entering, trespassing and malicious damage. He was released on bail and is scheduled to enter a plea next month. Police say the teen broke into the arena through the roof.

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