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LIL WAYNE DELAYS ALBUM RELEASE!

This might upset some fans, but Lil Wayne has delayed his upcoming album, Tha Carter IV, from June 21st to August 29th. The rap star’s label, Universal Motown, failed to confirm what caused the push-back. Interestingly enough, the new launch date falls just a day after the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

· So far, Wayne has leaked three singles from the project, “6 Foot 7 Foot,” “John” featuring Rick Ross, and “How to Love.”

WIZ KHALIFA GOES TRIPLE PLATINUM

The song that put Wiz Khalifa on the map, “Black & Yellow,” has reportedly gone triple platinum. The news comes just a day after his second single, “Roll Up,” also reached platinum status. Both songs are lifted from the rapper’s latest album, Rolling Papers. We know Amber Rose must be proud.

· To date, the disc has sold over 417-thousand copies since its release.

· In related news, Wiz recently announced that Big Sean and Chevy Woods will join him during his upcoming Rolling Papers World Tour. Fans can expect the trek to begin on June 12th in Missouri and wrap on August 3rd in Canandaigua, New York.

ODD FUTURE’S MELLOWHYPE READY NEW ALBUM

Two members from Odd Future team, Hodgy Beats & Left Brain collectively known as MellowHype, will be re-releasing their latest album, titled Blackenedwhite. While the project leaked online last fall, the effort will be remixed and re-mastered and available in stores on July 12th.

· No one on the Odd Future team is over the age of 25.

· The disc will also feature original artwork designed by the artists themselves.

JENNIFER LOPEZ SEX TAPE?

TMZ reports select porn outlets are placing bids to purchase a naughty video of Jennifer Lopez. The American Idol judge shows off her butt, and does some booty spanking, but she is not having sex in the video that her ex-husband, Ojani Noam, filmed on their honeymoon back in 1997. In addition, an L.A. judge ruled that J-Lo cannot prevent the sale of the tape, which could potentially end up on Red Light District, YouPorn.com or PornHub.com.

· Do you think it’s fair that the judge is allowing this to happen?

T-PAIN TO NEVER USE AUTO-TUNE AGAIN

According to a recent press release, T-Pain has announced that he is no longer using Auto-tune. The singer who is responsible for some of the biggest Auto-tune laced songs has “vowed” to never use the studio effect again because, he plans to use something “bigger and better called The T-Pain Effect.” In fact, the “Can’t Believe It” crooner has partnered with an audio technology company iZotope to “bring new vocal processing possibilities to mainstream and professional products worldwide.” Learn more via T-PainEffect.com now!

· Pain is currently working on his upcoming album, rEVOLVEr, which is due this fall.

LLOYD’S KING OF HEARTS TRACKLIST LEAKS

We recently told you that Lloyd’s upcoming album, King Of Hearts, will hit stores on July 5th. The crooner has leaked the official track-listing for the 10-song project, which was executive produced by Polow Da Don. Check it out:

1. “Lay it Down”

2. “Cupid”

3. “Be The One” Ft. Trey Songz & Young Jeezy

4. “Love Me Girl” Ft. Chris Brown & Teyana Taylor

5. “Naked”

6. “I Miss That” Ft. Lil Wayne & Andre 3000

7. “Angel”

8. “World Cry” Ft. R. Kelly & Keri Hilson

9. “Since You Left Me”

10. “Tear It Up”

(Bonus) “Let’s Get It In” Ft. 50 Cent

JENNIFER HUDSON CAST IN THE THREE STOOGES

According to Billboard.com, Jennifer Hudson is expected to portray a nun in the upcoming film, The Three Stooges. The 20th Century Fox movie will also star Chris Diamontopoulos, Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Stephen Collins and Jane Lynch. In related news, the singer’s portrayal of Winnie Mandela in Winnie will hit theaters soon.

MAINO ANNOUNCES LAUNCH DATE

It’s been a long time coming, but Maino has finally announced the release date for his long-awaited sophomore album, The Day After Tomorrow. According to his official website, the disc will hit shelves on October 4th.

PREVIEW JILL SCOTT’S NEW ALBUM BEFORE IT DROPS

Fans will be delighted to know that you can preview eight songs off Jill Scott’s upcoming album, Light Of The Sun. Visit iTunes for your first listen now. The 18-track project will be available in stores on June 28th.

· Do you think Jill will have strong first week sales since she shares the same launch date as Beyonce’s 4?

PREVIEW IT HERE!

QUESTLOVE JOINS NEW YOUTUBE SENSATIONS

If you haven’t heard of Karmin on YouTube, then you’ve missed out on the duo posting videos of amazing covers of popular artists, including Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now.” In their newest clip, Questlove from The Roots plays the drums to an impressive rendition of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” Check it out on YouTube.

CASSIE TO CHANNEL AALIYAH FOR NEXT LP?

Have you been wondering when Cassie plans to drop another album? Well the “Me N U” singer is promising big things for her oft-delayed sophomore effort, Electro Love. The singer tells Nylon Magazine, her project is “a cool blend of pop, hip-hop, and ska. It’s urban Gwen Stefani meets Aaliyah. I hate referencing people but if you had to compare, that’s it.” No release date has been revealed.

DJ KHALED DELAYS ALBUM RELEASE

DJ Khaled took to his Twitter account to reveal that his upcoming album, We The Best Forever, will now be released on July 19th. In addition, fans can expect the visual for his new single, “I’m On One” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, to premiere in coming days.

GAGA’S TALKS SELLING HER ALBUM FOR 99-CENTS

Lady Gaga sold 1.1-million copies of her new album Born This Way in its first week, and that was partly due to the fact that she offered the record for just 99-cents on two separate days on Amazon.com. Well she told the Wall Street Journal that the cheap price was justified because digital music is worth much less than the physical copy of an album. She said that MP3’s are “invisible” and “in space” and she applauds the website for “giving the opportunity to everyone to buy music.” Read more at WSJ.com.

CEE-LO TALKS THE VOICE

Cee-Lo Green, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera are ready to begin battling in NBC’s The Voice. Each of the four vocal coaches has their top four singers and the competition is heating up. Cee-Lo told us it is just getting better and better.

“The follow through has been even more of a plus because my counterparts Christina, Adam, Blake, these are great, great people. Very talented, very warm and generous and compassionate toward not only the concept of the show, but there’s a warmth and a connection that we have even though we are competing.”

The Voice, hosted by Carson Daly, returns Tuesday night at 9 PM Eastern on NBC.

JESSIE J IS NOT PREGNANT

Rumors have been flying around the internet that “Price Tag” singer Jessie J may be pregnant, but she swiftly put an end to them on Thursday. Jessie wrote on her Twitter account that “no, it’s not true,” and that she just “ate a lot” while on vacation in the Bahamas.

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