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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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Drake: 'Surface R&B doesn’t work any more'

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Kanye West isn’t the only rapper who can boast about graduation.

In a new interview with Canadian magazine Now, Drake revealed what his summer calendar will look like once he’s done throwing his hometown of Toronto a new music festival, OVO Fest.

“I’m actually spending my summer graduating high school,” he said, hopefully while one-strapping his Jansport backpack and frantically rustling through his Trapper Keeper. (Music Mix sat alone at the cafeteria.)

“I only have one credit left,” Drake added. “I’m really excited about that.”

And we are too! After all, we all basically went to high school with him for so many years.

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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

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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Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry win big at Much Music Awards

Oh, Canada. It’s sometimes easy to forget all the great things you’ve given us here south of your border. There’s Justin Bieber, of course, and also Ryan Gosling. And who could forget about poutine? Poutine!

Now, another great reminder: The MuchMusic Video Awards, generally considered Canada’s equivalent of the MTV Video Music Awards. It’s perhaps no big surprise that Carly Rae Jepsen came out the big winner at last night’s ceremony, nabbing three major awards.

(Fun fact: Josh Ramsay, the frontman of pop-punkers Marianas Trench, who took home several prizes as well, produced “Call Me Maybe.” Synergy!)

Katy Perry also won the “UR Fave” trophy for International Artist or Group and the International Video of the Year prize, beating out the likes of Adele, One Direction, Rihanna, and LMFAO.

Check out the full list of last night’s winners (in bold) below the jump, as well as nominees:

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Every 'Canadian Idol' performance by Carly Rae Jepsen, compiled for your viewing pleasure

Five years before “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen became a Hot 100-topping protegé of Justin Bieber, she was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed Canadian Idol hopeful with nothing but a guitar and a dream.

Jepsen made it all the way to the Final 3 during season 5 of Canadian Idol in 2007 and was the last girl standing. Although she didn’t take the crown, she did serve up 16 solo performances on the show, and although you’re probably satisfied by simply listening to “Call Me Maybe” (or one of its awesome mashups) 400 times on repeat, we figured we’d compile them all in one place just because we love you so much (and also, it’s Friday).

Jepsen fared best with classic lady pop — songs like “Torn” and “At Seventeen” showcased her breathy tone well — and although she’s less convincing on belty tunes like “Come to My Window” and “Breathe,” it’s still fun to hear pop’s current princess covering songs and singing one original on a now-defunct reality competition. Check out all the videos — except for Macy Gray’s “I Try,” which somehow hasn’t made its way onto the Internet: 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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Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' reaches No. 1 on the Hot 100

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Justin Bieber, you evil mastermind — you made it happen.

Four months after he blew up the Internet by having a dance party with Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale, and select members of Big Time Rush to a then-unknown song called “Call Me Maybe” by a then-unknown singer named Carly Rae Jepsen (who just happened to be signed to his label), the track has reached No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100. We are all your lemmings, Justin. You win.

That’s right — after approximately two million lip-sync videos, “Call Me Maybe” has reached the summit of the chart, dethroning Gotye, who spent eight weeks at No. 1 with his smash “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Gotye’s hit previously ended the six-week reign of fun.’s “We Are Young,” meaning that for the last 15 weeks, the artist on top of the Hot 100 is a first timer in that spot. (Although Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” just leaped from No. 19 to No. 9 on the chart. The California Gurl would like her throne back, please.)

You’ve probably heard the song at least 47 times today already, so treat yourself to this amazing “Call Me Maybe”/”Semi Charmed Life” mash-up for a (small) change: READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon, Carly Rae Jepsen, and The Roots perform 'Call Me Maybe' with classroom instruments

Late Night host Jimmy Fallon, clearly sensing that the internet was suffering from a lack of “Call Me Maybe” covers, has just released a new version of the song along with his house band The Roots and Carly Rae Jepsen herself, who was a guest on his show last night.

Instead of reproducing the track’s bouncy synths, the backstage crew took a more elementary (school) approach and played classroom instruments — bongo, xylophone, melodica, tone block, and even a triangle — to bring the song a fresh, wonky energy.

Check out the goofy clip below (and notice how well certain Roots know the words): READ FULL STORY

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