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Eminem holds No. 1 spot on Billboard 200 albums chart

eminemAfter shaking up the chart last week with a boatload of albums sold, Eminem again leads Billboard‘s album chart. His Recovery is No. 1 for the second week in a row, selling 313,000 copies. In two weeks it’s already gone platinum, totaling sales of 1.1 million copies. Formerly No. 1, Drake‘s Thank Me Later sits at No. 2 for a second straight week, selling 105,000 albums.

Following the U.S. release in theaters last Thursday (July 1), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack leaps seven places to No. 3, with 65,000 copies sold. The-Dream’s third album, Love King, debuts at No. 4 with 58,000 copies sold. The Now 34 compilation stays at No. 5 on the chart with 45,000 sets moved. Selling 41,00 copies, Justin Bieber‘s My World 2.0 jumps two spots to No. 6.

3OH!3’s sophomore album, Streets of Gold, debuts at No. 7 with 41,000. Jack Johnson’s To The Sea sails back a spot to No. 8 with 35,000 alums bought. Miley Cyrus’ Can’t Be Tamed falls back six places to No. 9 with 32,000 copies sold. And Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now rounds out the top 10, moving up two slots to No. 10 with 30,000 copies sold this week.

Surprised Eminem has a stranglehold on the chart? Who do you think will unseat him? Did you buy any of these albums? Let us know.

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The-Dream brings love and lust to New York City

The-DreamImage Credit: Walik Goshorn / Retna Ltd.Last night at New York City’s Highline Ballroom, The-Dream didn’t hit the stage until 12:20am. Late, but rightfully so. The Atlanta singer-songwriter-producer’s hits are best suited for after-dark activities. They’re aggressive love ballads: Some about making a woman squeal in bed, others about stealing another man’s girl to eventually take her home and achieve the former.

Dream, born Terius Nash, hit the stage accompanied by six dancers—all slender, hour-glass-figured women dressed in black lace bodysuits and blazers. Wearing a silver and black varsity jacket, sunglasses, and fitted Atlanta Braves cap, Dream kicked off the show with his latest single, “Love King.” As a live performer, he’s not much of a singer. He coolly masked his light, airy tone by singing along with his own vocals as they blared through the speakers, halfway lip-syncing. READ FULL STORY

The-Dream fumes at Grammys snub, looks forward to working with Katy Perry and Ciara

Some artists like to say they don’t care about awards. Terius “The-Dream” Nash is not one of them. When his album Love vs. Money was shut out of the Grammy nominations last week, the R&B singer and songwriter (“Umbrella,” “Single Ladies,” “Touch My Body”) was so peeved he went on an extended Twitter rant. “I couldn’t believe it,” he tells the Music Mix. “I grew up looking at the Grammys. It was a childhood infatuation with these people walking around with gold statues. I felt like they were the best, and that’s why I started working so hard.”

The-Dream says he wasn’t expecting to make it into an elite contest like Album of the Year, but he was surprised that Love vs. Money was left out of the Best Contemporary R&B Album category. (The nominees there were Beyoncé’s I Am…Sasha Fierce, T-Pain’s Thr33 Ringz, Jamie Foxx’s Intuition, Trey Songz’ Ready, and Pleasure P’s The Introduction of Marcus Cooper.) “I don’t think anybody does contemporary R&B albums better than me. I don’t know how to dunk; I don’t know how to throw a football 50 yards. But I know how to write some motherf—ing R&B songs!”

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The 2009 BET Awards: We live-blogged it!

Update: What a show! It ran long — over three and a half hours — but performances by New Edition, Beyonce, Ne-Yo, and the O’Jays, and a touching surprise appearance by Janet Jackson made the show memorable. Get the full list of winners here, and scroll down to replay our live blog. Beware, West Coasters and TiVo types: Spoilers abound.

The show must go on, say organizers of this weekend’s BET Awards, which now will be dedicated to the memory of Michael Jackson, who died earlier this week at age 50.

Join EW’s Chad Schlegel and special guest Emil Wilbekin, managing editor of ESSENCE.com, as they live-blog the ceremony, hosted by Jamie Foxx. Log on at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday for Chad and Emil’s blow-by-blow report on the proceedings, including star tributes to the late icon and performances by Beyonce, Keyshia Cole, Ne-Yo and more.

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Video for The-Dream and Kanye West's 'Walking on the Moon' drops: This absolutely needs to be a huge hit

Big day for Kanye: The full-length video with Rihanna for "Paranoid" is finally available to watch legally, and Yeezy also makes an appearance in the space-y clip for singer-producer extraordinaire The-Dream’s latest single, "Walking on the Moon." In it, both men sport some pretty spiffy glasses, but the rest of the video is pretty by-the-numbers.

But that doesn’t matter when the song is this good. "Walking on the Moon" is one of the major standouts off The-Dream’s Love vs. Money album, which has no shortage of guest stars in the form of Mariah Carey, Lil Jon and, of course, Kanye. The song is, in a word, kickin’ — a completely infectious dance track with a retro 80’s flavor that should become a huge hit. This song needs to be all over radio. Immediately. End of story. Watch/listen below and tell us what you think.

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