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Whitney Houston's funeral: Read about the ceremony's tributes here

Broken hearts gathered at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., for Whitney Houston’s funeral one week following the singer’s unexpected death Feb. 11. That includes family, friends, and some famous faces – Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder sang at the funeral while Kevin Costner and Clive Davis spoke about the star. Scroll down to replay the live blog of the event, hosted by EW.com’s Kate Ward and Essence Managing Editor Dawnie Walton.

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Dave Matthews Band announce 2012 summer tour

Daveheads, lend me your ears! (And your car, because I’m gonna need a ride.) The boys will, once again, rightfully be back in town.

After the Dave Matthews Band‘s unprecedented touring hiatus in 2011 (which resulted in a four-stop Caravan mini-tour, instead of the road-happy group’s typically packed summer schedule) the Grammy-winning jammers announced they will be embarking on a 39-stop tour across North America. DMB bassist Stefan Lessard tweeted to fans early Wednesday morning, “Start getting excited!”
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Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation to launch this month, with the support of Oprah

Lady Gaga is taking the next step in her ongoing efforts to put an end to youth bullying: On Feb. 29, the chart-topping singer, alongside her mother Cynthia Germanotta, is launching the Born This Way Foundation at The Berkman Center at Harvard.

Through education, research, and advocacy efforts, the nonprofit foundation — which is in partnership with the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment, and The Berkman Center — is aimed at teaching anti-bullying and mentoring youths in building self-confidence. (The mission statement on the foundation’s website reads, “This way, towards bravery, where youth are empowered. This way, towards a acceptance where humanity is embraced. This way, towards love where individuality is encouraged.”)
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Grammys 2012: Adele's '21' tops iTunes charts and Amazon Best Sellers list

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“We could have had it all.” Well, at this point, Adele you sort of do have it all.

In addition to her Grammys sweep last night (the acclaimed songstress won in all six of her nominated categories, including Record of the Year for “Rolling in the Deep” and Album of the Year for her platinum smash 21), Adele is once again dominating the charts. As of Monday, the Grammy-winning 21 (which has spent fifty weeks on Billboard) topped the iTunes charts, just ahead of Whitney Houston‘s Greatest Hits album. The late singer’s catalog unsurprisingly saw a surge in sales over the weekend after the news of her passing. But Adele (whose previous Grammy-winning album 19 also found its way into the top 10) wasn’t the only one to get an iTunes boost. Coldplay, the Civil Wars, and Kelly Clarkson also saw a boost thanks to their Grammy appearances.
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Bobby Brown leaves New Edition tour to be with daughter

Bobby Brown left the New Edition tour Sunday night and arrived in Los Angeles to be with his 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who had been hospitalized following the death of her mother and Brown’s ex-wife, Whitney Houston, on Saturday night. People magazine reported that Brown had been scheduled to perform Sunday night in Nashville, but he instead arrived at LAX with a large entourage. A statement from his agent explained that his change of plan was driven by “His love for his daughter and his daughter being in the hospital. He wants to be with his daughter.”

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Grammys 2012: The full list of winners

Adele dominated the 54th annual Grammy Awards, sweeping all six categories in which she was nominated, including Album of the Year for 21 and Song and Record of the Year for her massive hit “Rolling in the Deep.” She also brought the audience to its feet with a powerful performance of that signature song, her first time singing before an audience since having vocal surgery late last year.

Sunday’s other big Grammy winners included the Foo Fighters, who cleaned up in the rock categories, grabbing awards for Best Rock Performance, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Best Long Form Music Video, and Best Rock Album. And Kanye West dominated the hip-hop categories, winning Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “All of the Lights,” and Best Rap Album for his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. He also picked up Best Rap Performance for “Otis,” a single off Watch the Throne, the Jay-Z-Kanye West collaboration album.

But the night wasn’t all about celebration. Coming the day after news of Whitney Houston’s death, this year’s Grammys were also a solemn affair, with host LL Cool J opening the night with a prayer in Houston’s honor and Jennifer Hudson closing the In Memoriam segment with a run through “I Will Always Love You,” the Dolly Parton song that Houston made into a worldwide smash on the soundtrack to The Bodyguard.

The full list of winners below.

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Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston speak out about Whitney Houston's death

“I am deeply saddened at the passing of my ex-wife, Whitney Houston,” Houston’s ex-husband, R&B star Bobby Brown, said in a statement to People magazine following news of her death on Saturday.

“At this time, we ask for privacy, especially for my daughter, Bobbi Kristina. I appreciate all of the condolences that have been directed towards my family and I at this most difficult time.”

Brown performed with his band New Edition in Mississippi last night, where he commemorated Houston on stage: “First of all, I want to tell you that I love you all,” Brown told the audience. “Second, I would like to say, ‘I love you Whitney.’ The hardest thing for me to do is come on this stage.”

Houston’s mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston, also issued a statement in light of the tragic death of her daughter. “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Whitney. This is an unimaginable tragedy and we will miss her terribly. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support from her fans and friends.”

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Whitney Houston: 'I Will Always Love You,' other hits catapult to top of music charts

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Whitney Houston might have passed away Saturday, but it’s clear her fans will always love the legendary singer. Not surprisingly, news of her death catapulted some of her greatest hits to the top of the music charts today. On iTunes, Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” is currently the No. 1 download, while “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” is finding a place in the top 10. Some of Houston’s other hits are rising up the charts — among the top-selling 100 singles on iTunes today are the singer’s “One Moment in Time,” “How Will I Know,” “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “I Have Nothing,” “Where Do Broken Hearts Go,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Saving All My Love For You,” “I Look to You,” “Greatest Love of All,” “Run to You,” “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay,” “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),” “You Give Good Love,” “My Love is Your Love.” (And, undoubtedly, you can only expect more Houston songs to find their way into the top 100.)

Houston is also more than present on the Amazon charts — Her Greatest Hits album is No. 1 on Amazon, while her Ultimate Collection and The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album round out the top three. In total, Houston’s albums occupy eight of the top 10 finishers on Amazon.

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Whitney Houston mourned at Clive Davis' Grammys party, Tony Bennett calls for legalization of drugs

Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammys party was an unusually somber affair this year. Following news of Whitney Houston‘s death, Davis announced to a crowd of guests Saturday that the singer would have wanted the ceremony to go on. Said Davis on Saturday, according to People: “Whitney was so full of life. She was so looking forward to tonight … She loved music and loved this night that celebrated music.”

The gala’s guests also commemorated the singer, with Alicia Keys dedicating “No One” to Houston and Tony Bennett singing “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” Said Bennett, who insisted that the government legalize drugs following some high-profile deaths, “First Michael Jackson, then Amy Winehouse, and now Whitney.” Diddy attempted to brighten the mood by remembering the best about Houston: “Whenever you saw Whitney, she hit you with that beautiful smile … If we truly believe in God, then we should celebrate the life of Whitney Houston tonight.”

Some celebrities didn’t even make it to Davis’ party after hearing news of Houston — Sharon Osbourne, for one, tweeted that she would not attend because she couldn’t celebrate “when one of the greatest voices ever is dead.”

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TV Jukebox: 'Chuck,' 'The Lying Game,' 'Royal Pains,' and more music-on-TV moments

Seduction. Solidarity. Suspicion. Swagger. Stolen goods. Secret twins and… spirits distilled in the basement? The last two weeks have served up some tear-inducing moments, both of the so-sad variety (goodbye, Chuck!) and of the laugh-’til-you-cry ilk (hello, Jess and Nick almost-kiss on New Girl that we never would have seen coming!). Our favorite TV shows have featured a man on fire (How I Met Your Mother), an elaborate group waltz (The Vampire Diaries), a winner-take-all footrace between elementary school children (Raising Hope), and a long-awaited vindication (The Good Wife). And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, show tunes fans. We’ve also got musical moments from Revenge, The Lying Game, Royal Pains, The Secret Circle, and Ringer. Check out our picks below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY

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