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Drake releases his Aaliyah collaboration 'Enough Said': Hear it here

Drake’s been promising it for some time now, and yesterday, he finally delivered: his collaboration with the late R&B great Aaliyah.

The low-key track, titled “Enough Said” and produced by Drizzy pal Noah “40″ Shebib, features never-before-heard vocals from Aaliyah, 11 years after her death. Take a listen below:

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Album Sales: Frank Ocean sells 131,000 copies of 'Channel Orange,' but Zac Brown Band tops chart

Following Frank Ocean’s very personal admission on his Tumblr and a high-profile performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week, Def Jam released his major-label debut Channel Orange a week early on July 10 as an iTunes exclusive.

While that move may have angered Target, which is protesting the early digital release by not carrying the physical album (discs officially hit retailers yesterday), Ocean probably isn’t too worried about it. Channel Orange sold an impressive 131,000 copies (3,000 of which were actually CDs) in its first week. As Billboard notes, his sales are  in line with recent R&B/hip-hop debuts from Usher (Looking 4 Myself, 128,000) and Chris Brown (Fortune, 135,000).

Some of the initial interest undoubtedly comes from Ocean’s  recent revelation that his first love was a man, but reviews — including EW’s — have largely been enthusiastic, and have little to do with his expressed sexuality.

Still, Channel was no sales match for Georgia’s Zac Brown Band, whose third studio album Uncaged topped the Billboard 200 with 234,000 copies. READ FULL STORY

Album sales: Chris Brown's 'Fortune' outperforms discounted competition

Chris Brown has definitely found fame in many senses (not all desirable), and now the R&B crooner can add to his fortune.

After months of too-soon hype, false starts, and one epic bottle-throwing fight, the controversial Breezy saw his fifth album Fortune land at the No. 1 spot of this week’s Billboard charts (not exactly a breezy(!) ride to the top).

The new Brown album sold 134,000 copies in its first week, a significant drop from the 270,000 in debut-week sales of his previous album, last year’s F.A.M.E. While Fortune outsold the other non-Frank Ocean R&B contender of the season — Usher’s Looking 4 Myself (which sold 128,000 in its first week) — it should be noted that the alleged bottle tosser Brown competed mainly against a flurry of older albums that Amazon was dispensing at 99 cents a pop — a price so unusually cheap, Music Mix couldn’t even locate the proper “cent” symbol on the keyboard.

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Chris Brown isn't retiring, but still doesn't like Drake

Chris Brown certainly has a hard time getting people to understand him, doesn’t he?

His new release Fortune hits store shelves tomorrow, and while accepting his BET Award for Best Male R&B on last night’s telecast, C. Breezy confused a few people by alluding to the fact that it might be his final entry.

“My last album that’s coming out in two days … I just want to thank all my fans. It’s dedicated to y’all. This one’s for y’all, man, I appreciate everything.”

But according to his reps, Brown merely misspoke and has no plans on bailing out of the music business.

Apparently, he also has no intentions of stepping away from the beef business either. READ FULL STORY

Police suspected of selling bruised Rihanna photo won't face charges

Two Los Angeles police officers won’t face criminal charges alleging they leaked a photo of pop star Rihanna’s bruised and beaten face after she was assaulted by singer Chris Brown, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said. An internal report by prosecutors says that after a three-year investigation, they didn’t have enough evidence to show celebrity news website TMZ paid the accused officers for the photo, and that became an obstacle in charging them.

The Associated Press report obtained a copy of the March 28 report on Thursday after its contents were first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

Officers Blanca Lopez and Rebecca Reyes may still get fired. They are slated to appear before disciplinary panels in August. READ FULL STORY

Hoopster Tony Parker sues club for injury suffered in Chris Brown/Drake melee

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is suing a New York City club and its operators for $20 million over a scratched retina he says he suffered during a fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake’s entourage. The suit was filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday. It says the W.i.P club in SoHo and its operators were negligent in security and supervision, which allowed the fight to take place.

Chris Brown, his girlfriend, and his bodyguard were among eight injured during the fight inside the club last week. Police say members of Drake’s entourage stopped Brown as he was leaving. The fight escalated and bottles were thrown.

There was no answer at phone numbers listed as affiliated with those named in the lawsuit.

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Drake not facing arrest in bar brawl case
Chris Brown’s camp has reportedly given NYPD ‘physical evidence’ implicating Drake in bar fight
Chris Brown’s face cut; NYPD confirms altercation between Brown’s and Drake’s entourages — UPDATE

Police say Drake not facing arrest in bar brawl case, despite reports

Despite reports to the contrary, singer Drake is not facing arrest stemming from a Wednesday night brawl at a New York City night club, EW confirms with the NYPD.

“There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing,” the NYPD told EW via phone, adding that reports about Drake currently being pursued are inaccurate.

The rumor mill continues to churn this afternoon, several days after the singer was present at a night club fight that resulted in Chris Brown being cut in the face. A statement from Drake’s camp later claimed he did not take part in the altercation.

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Chris Brown’s camp has reportedly given NYPD ‘physical evidence’ implicating Drake in bar fight
Chris Brown’s face cut; NYPD confirms altercation between Brown’s and Drake’s entourages — UPDATE

Chris Brown's camp has reportedly given NYPD 'physical evidence' implicating Drake in bar fight

The bottle-throwing fight heard ’round the world is still raging on.

Last we left the back-and-forth over how and why (and if) Chris Brown and Drake got into a 4 a.m. bar brawl that resulted in Brown getting cut in the face, we’d been told by sources that A) Drake was not involved in the fight and B) Meek Mill was involved in the fight.

But twist! TMZ reports that Brown’s lawyer has apparently presented the NYPD with “physical evidence” which allegedly shows Drake was involved in the melee (also known in the rap world as snitching), while Brown himself spoke with detectives. He is being treated as “a witness and a victim,” cops told TMZ.

Drake’s camp is cooperating with police as well, but they’ve remained largely silent since releasing their Drake-absolving statement yesterday.

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Chris Brown's face cut; NYPD confirms altercation between Brown's and Drake's entourages -- UPDATE

If you ever see Chris Brown and Drake at the same club, close your tab immediately!

Both the NYPD and Brown’s Twitter have confirmed that Breezy and Drizzy were involved in a violent altercation at a Manhattan nightclub at around 4 a.m. last night/this morning, reports TMZ.

No arrests were made (both stars had fled the scene by the time the cops showed up), but five were taken to the hospital for minor injuries, and Brown himself apparently got cut in the face. The singer tweeted an image of his gash as evidence, but has since taken down the picture. He also took down the accompanying message, which read:

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Team Breezy gets busy: Chris Brown leaks six new songs and a video

How much Chris Brown can you handle at once? Let’s find out!

On Memorial Day, Breezy began what would turn out to be a weeklong jag of new music by linking to the track “One More Time” on Vimeo, his preferred method of song delivery.

He kept the ball rolling with, so far, “Countdown,” fan ode “I Love You Team Breezy,” the Hit-Boy-produced “Off That Liquor,” “Second Serving,” and, finally, the Lil Wayne collaboration “What Your Girl Like.” 

In case you were wondering, he did assure fans that none of these newly leaked tracks will appear on his upcoming album Fortune, which is slated for a July 3 release. In other words, Breezyheads just got a freebie EP. (And people who hate him will probably never have to hear these songs on the radio.)

He also debuted a new video for  his single “Till I Die,” roping guest appearances from Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. So, yes, it’s a weird one — and according to Brown’s Twitter account, it’s dedicated to late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch.

Breezy interrupts a slow work day at someone’s office and drips swagu all over the place, including the copy machine. Then he bails early to ride around in a car with Snoop, Wiz, and some unidentified females. Gotta love Summer Fridays. Inevitably, things get kinda Pineapple Express-y after that, with a pair of Wu-Tang vets (you’ll never guess which two!) barely visible through the smoke.

Check out the clip, as well as the rest of Brown’s offerings for the week, in the videos below:
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