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Justin Bieber has been scalping his own tickets, says Nashville TV station

Hey Justin Bieber fans in Tennessee, did you have trouble scoring tickets to your boy’s upcoming show? You’re not alone.

According to documents obtained by Nashville’s NewsChannel 5, of the nearly 14,000 tickets available for Bieber’s forthcoming show at the city’s Bridgestone Arena, only 1,001 — or roughly 7% of the total — were actually allocated for sale to the general public.

So where did the rest of the tickets go? That’s where the information gets pretty damning. About 6,000 were held for American Express customers, who had access during a special pre-sale. Another 3,000 were held for members of Bieber’s fan club, who pay a fee for the opportunity to buy those seats. 500 went to Ticketmaster’s “Platinum Exchange” program, and another 900 were chopped up for various VIP packages.

But the smokingest gun is this: An entire block of seats was reserved for Bieber’s tour, and some of those tickets are currently available on resale site TicketsNow for $216 each.

The bottom line is that not only are only seven percent of the available tickets available for actual face value, but the Bieber camp is actually scalping his own ducats.

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On the Charts: Maroon 5 takes over, Taylor Swift hits No. 1, Kelly Clarkson stuck on the 'Dark Side'

Maroon 5 have officially accomplished the rare feat of having not one but two singles in the Top 10 of Billboard‘s Hot 100 this week.

Although their smash “Payphone” is on its way down after peaking at No. 2 (this week it dropped from No. 5 to No. 7), their followup “One More Night” has wasted no time ascending the upper tiers of the chart. This week “Night” jumps 15-9, following major gains at radio and 170,000 additional downloads.

The two hit singles are driving album sales for the band’s fourth album Overexposed, which grew 59 percent to 36,000 copies this week — a $3.99 sale on Amazon also boosted sales substantially — and moved from No. 11 to No. 5 on the Billboard 200. The disc has moved 450,000 copies after eight weeks on the chart.

We’ll find out if “One More Night” can climb one spot higher than “Payphone” in the weeks to come, but for now, let’s check out the week’s other chart winners and losers below:

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Justin Bieber releases cinematic 'As Long As You Love Me' video: Watch it here

Justin Bieber’s trending on the ol’ Twitter again, and it’s not because of his UCB-parody biopic 8 Kilometers.

The pop star released the official video for his Big Sean-assisted Believe single “As Long As You Love Me” this morning, and it’s squarely on the epic side.

The Anthony Mander-directed clip begins with some narrative dialogue between Bieber and what looks like a character from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City but is really Reservoir Dogs actor Michael Madsen. Madsen plays a protective father of Bieber’s love interest, played by 21 Jump Street actress Chanel Celaya. “She needs to be with a man, not a boy,” Madsen warns the singer, who in fact is a man. “I don’t want to know you. You need to get in your car and leave and don’t come back ’cause if you do, it’s not gonna be good for you.”

Yet Bieber’s heart tells him to stay the course, even if it means his body will suffer a bloody beating in a parking-garage scene that boldly calls to mind Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video, plus a splash of Drive.

Check out the “As Long As You Love Me” video below:

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Ten things we learned about Justin Bieber from his 'Rolling Stone' cover story

Well, well — it looks like Justin Bieber’s gotten himself on the cover of Rolling Stone all over again.

So, what fun new stuff is in this issue’s story that wasn’t in the one from February of last year? For one, adulthood: Bieber’s previous RS cover labeled him “Super Boy,” but this time around, he’s deemed “HOT. READY. LEGAL.”

Of course, there are plenty more awesome tidbits in the current issue’s eight-page spread, which hits newsstands today. We went ahead and rounded up our favorite ten for you below: READ FULL STORY

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

Justin Bieber hurts mom's ears at concert, gets sued for $9.2 million

Justin Bieber is reportedly being sued for $9.2 million by a woman who accompanied her daughter to one of the pop star’s concerts back in 2010. Her grievance: His music ruined her ears.

Well, more or less. According to E!, Stacey Wilson Betts is alleging that certain “unforeseen aspects of the show” resulted in blasts of sound that “exceeded safe decibel levels,” which caused the mother to “[suffer] hearing loss, severe tinnitus, and hyperacusis in both ears.”

So what were those unforeseen aspects? As Betts alleges in the E!-obtained court documents, “[Bieber] climbed into a heart shaped, aluminum/steel gondola and was pulled out over the crowd,” causing a “wave like effect of screaming” that “enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion.” Or, as Bieber calls it, Tuesday.

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Album Sales: Justin Bieber's 'Believe' scores the best debut of the year; Kenny Chesney, Fiona Apple open strong

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He’s probably not your boyfriend, but according to this week’s Billboard 200, you’ll still never let him go.

Justin Bieber’s latest album Believe debuted atop the chart today, selling 374,000 copies in its first week, making it the strongest bow of 2012 ahead of Madonna’s MDNA, which shifted 359,000 copies in March. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber performing on the 'Today' show this morning -- VIDEO

Justin Bieber wants to be your boyfriend. And your boyfriend. And your boyfriend! Justin Bieber wants to be everybody’s boyfriend!

The Canadian pop star brought out an endless sea of shrieking girls and boys and Matt Lauers for his Today show performance at Rockefeller Center today, and it was nuts — so nuts that Lauer had to join Twitter right then and there. (Welcome, @mlauer! Be sure to turn off the geolocation function, lest you want everyone to know where in the world you are.)

See what all the fuss is about in the video below:
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Three new Justin Bieber tracks leak, with guests Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Big Sean: Hear them here

Justin Bieber’s rap collaborations: Collect them all!

Last week, we had a chance to hear Believe‘s Ludacris-featuring “All Around the World.” But hold your breath, Beliebers: the album’s other three rapper-infused tracks have hit the ever-eager internets.

Here’s the roll call: the Nicki Minaj duet “Beauty and a Beat,” the Drake collab “Right Here,” and the Big Sean-assisted “As Long As You Love Me” — which, it should be noted, is not a cover of the 1997 Backstreet Boys hit of the same name. We still don’t know if we’re sad about that or not.

Give ‘em all a listen in the videos below. UPDATE: The leaked songs have been pulled, per request from Bieber’s record label.

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Justin Bieber goes clubbing 'All Around the World' with Ludacris: Listen here

Now that he’s turned 18, Bieber is finally allowed to party at the discos — and party he will.

The dance-infested, Ludacris-featuring “All Around the World” is the latest Believe track to hit iTunes (though not as an official single), and it basically screams, “We be clubbin’!”

A Euro beat worthy of the Wanted? The vocal swagger of Chris Brown? Lyrics smacking of One Direction (“You’re beautiful, beautiful/You should know it”)? Check, check, and check, please!

Between this latest offering, the Justin Timberlake-y “Boyfriend,” and the Jackson 5-ish “Die in Your Arms,” it looks like the Biebz will be trying on all sorts of new pop looks on Believe.

But does he wear it well? Judge for yourself with the video below:

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