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Jay-Z & Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State Of Mind’ Goes 5x Platinum + More

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- Congrats to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys! The New York City natives ode to their hometown sold five million copies, becoming each of their biggest selling tracks to date. [Rap Radar]

- And another hearty congrats to Taylor Swift! The country pop crossover scored her very first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 — just after beating our girl Kesha‘s record for the most downloads in a week! Is it just us or did we assume Taylor already topped the charts a zillion times before? [Billboard]

- Speaking of Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift, the singer-songwriter superstars are joining forces with Coldplay to perform at the Stand Up 2 Cancer telecast. [Idolator]

- We dare you to get this snippet of Shakira‘s new single, ‘I Dare You,’ out of your head. [YouTube]

- One Love! Adam Lambert covers Bob Marley live. [YouTube]

- Yay! Howie Dorough and his wife are having another New Kid on the Block — they’re expecting their second child! No word yet on whether it’s going to be a (Backstreet) boy or girl. And yes, we can use NKOTBSB puns all day, thank you very much. [PEOPLE]

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