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Looks like the rumors were true ... well, at least one of them was.

The alleged collaboration of Rihanna and Chris Brown on a remixed version of her single "Birthday Cake" is very much the real deal, as the former couple tweeted it out on Monday evening ... which was Rihanna's 24th birthday, fittingly.

Take a listen to their tag-team effort below:

"@rihanna goo.gl/ttRJR YIKES!!! Cake, cake, cake!" Brown tweeted with a link to Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" remix, which features his new, suggestive lyrics.

Shortly after Rihanna responded with, "#RihannaNavy Come and put ya name on it!!!!! RT @chrisbrown: @rihanna goo.gl/ttRJR YIKES!!! Cake, cake, cake!"

So ... there's that. She then linked to a second collaboration between the two, a remixed version of his "Turn Up the Music." Take a listen to that after the jump:

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Justin Bieber owes his fame and fortune to Usher, who discovered the Canadian singer based on a series of homemade YouTube videos.

Now, the teenage icon is returning the favor, hoping to become a mentor to a young woman named Carly Rae Jepsen.

The Biebs helped sign Jepsen - last year's runner-up on Canadian Idol - to Schoolboy Records, the label run by Justin's manager, Scooter Braun, after hearing the track "Call Me Maybe" on the radio.

"She's gonna blow up," Bieber said last week on his native country's MuchMusic.

And he's doing all he can to help with said blowing up, teaming with Jepsen and a couple other friends - Selena Gomez and Ashley Tisdale - on the video for "Call Me Maybe." Watch it here:

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Miranda Lambert was an outspoken critic of last Sunday's Chris Brown Grammy lovefest, ripping CBS and the music extravaganza for Brown's prominent role.

She's still not over it, calling out the R&B star in concert this week.

Country star Lambert wondered aloud on Twitter why the convicted felon was featured on not one but two performances during the Grammy Awards.

"Chris Brown twice? I don’t get it. He beat on a girl," Miranda tweeted, adding "He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place."

Miranda Lambert, Chris Brown Sign

"Gunpowder and Lead" is her song about a woman preparing to kill her abusive husband. She performed it in concert Thursday - with a message for Brown.

Before singing, Lambert pulled a poster out of the audience reading "Take Notes Chris Brown." "Get a good picture now, put it on Twitter," she said.

"I’ve been in a world of hurt with Chris Brown fans ... but see, I have to speak my mind because where I come from beating up on a woman is never okay.”

As she sang, Lambert added "So that's why my daddy taught me early on in life how to use a shotgun." The Amherst, Mass., crowd went wild:

Brown has come under heavy criticism for his response to the "haters" as much as for the infamous 2009 incident in what has become a never-ending story.

Should people just get over it and move on? Or is Miranda right in standing up against abusive men, and the Grammys? Choose a side in this feud:

 

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Chris Brown was apparently on hand at Rihanna's birthday party to see her receive a cake shaped like a topless likeness of herself riding a giant spliff.

Now they're rumored to be collaborating on a remix of her song "Birthday Cake."

Seriously. New reports have been flying that Chris Brown, of all people, is the mystery collaborator on a soon-to-drop remix of Rihanna's quick-hit song.

Surprising, and probably disappointing for some of her fans, but not as absurd a concept as it once seemed, given that they've grown close again.

"They can say whatever, Ima do whatever, No pain is forever," Rihanna tweeted Friday morning, quoting her hit song "Hard." "YUP! YOU KNOW THIS."

Cryptic. Or just catchy. That song was good.

Neither side is commenting about the rumored collaboration, but a full-length version of Rihanna's minute-long track (above) has long been in the works.

"It's gonna be crazy," producing team Da Internz told MTV News last week regarding the tune. "And the feature on there is gonna shock the world."

Could that mean what we think it means?

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The music video for Chris Brown‘s latest single "Turn Up The Music" has arrived, and in it, the 22-year-old R&B star not only sings the track, but directs as well!

Brown's debut behind the camera was co-directed with Godfrey Tabarez.

“Music is FREEDOM! The video is out!!!!” Chris wrote on his Twitter, luckily without any f-bombs for the haters. “Love you team breezy!!! #turnupthemusic.”

What do you think? Turn it up or turn it down? You decide:

“Turn Up the Music” is the lead single off the fifth studio album, Fortune, for Chris Brown, who is coming off a big Grammy win ... and even bigger controversy.

The album hits stores and iTunes March 16. Will you be buying?

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Miley Cyrus took a break this week from her and Liam Hemsworth's battle against Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The 19-year old took to the talk show stage to once again give her take on the Bob Dylan classic, "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go."

Other artists taking part on the CD include Adele, Ke$ha, Sting, Patti Smith, My Morning Jacket, My Chemical Romance and Queens Of The Stone Age.

Pretty impressive company for Miley to be included in, no doubt. Watch her performance from Wednesday night's JKL now:

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Just a couple days after the official music video for "Safe and Sound" hit the Internet, the full track listing for The Hunger Games soundtrack has been released.

The Hunger Games Soundtrack Art

Who will join Taylor Swift on the album, which will be available for purchase on March 20? What songs, as teased above, are "from District 12 and beyond?" Check out the compilation below:

  1. “Safe & Sound” (feat. The Civil Wars) by Taylor Swift
  2. “Eyes Wide Open” by Taylor Swift
  3. “Abraham’s Daughter” by Arcade Fire
  4. “The Ruler & The Killer” by Kid Cudi
  5. “Run Daddy Run” (feat. Pistol Annies) by Miranda Lambert
  6. “Kingdom Come” by The Civil Wars
  7. “One Engine” by The Decemberists
  8. “Take The Heartland” by Glen Hansard
  9. “Lover Is Childlike” by The Low Anthem
  10. “Dark Days” by Punch Brothers
  11. “Tomorrow Will Be Kinder” by The Secret Sisters
  12. “Just a Game” by Birdy
  13. “Oh Come & Sing” by Ella Mae Bowen
  14. “Rules” by Jayme Dee
  15. “Reaping Day” by Carolina Chocolate Drops
  16. “Give Me Something I’ll Remember” by Neko Case

As you anticipate this CD, relive The Hunger Games trailer now and get psyched for the March 23 release of this blockbuster.

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Beyonce's only job right now is mom to one-month-old baby girl Blue Ivy Carter, but she's already plotting a return to the recording studio sometime soon.

She's got plenty of new inspirational material, after all.

Snger/songwriter Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, who has helped produce big time hits with Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and Beyonce herself ("Halo"), says he's working with B again, and has already sent the superstar songs about motherhood.

Beyonce's Baby Bump

"The conversations about her next album literally just started and there [are] two projects happening," Ryan explained. "All I can say is you kind of feed her the best that you have; Beyonce's this phenomenal filter and she takes it all in."

He declined to specify what the star's second project will be, on top of the new album, although a release of remixes for her album 4 has been rumored.

For the time being, however, Jay-Z and his wife are "enjoying the time off" at their Scarsdale, N.Y., mansion and $6.85 million TriBeCa loft. Says Tedder:

"She has been totally doting on Blue ... She's up whenever the baby's up!"

Aww. If you haven't seen them, check out the first Blue Ivy Carter photos!

[Photo: WENN.com]

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In an interview with Music Radar this week, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine dished on his support for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

Seriously, he did. Here's one major quote:

"I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was commendable."

Santorum, Megadeth

"Also, just watching how he hasn't gotten into doing the horrible, horrible attack ads like Mitt Romney's done against Newt Gingrich, and then the volume at which Newt has gone back at Romney… You know, I think Santorum has presidential qualities."

"I'm hoping that if it does come down to it, we'll see a Republican in the White House next year ... and that it's Rick Santorum."

A spokesman for Rick Santorum's presidential campaign, which came to life with three wins last week, has not responded to a request for comment.

For Mustaine, who hopes "whatever is in the White House next year is a Republican," candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich just don't cut it.

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Simply put, "start getting excited."

So Tweeted Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard today, following the announcement that his group would once again take to their bus and tour the country this summer.

Dave Matthews Band Concert Pic

When will DMB, the highest-grossing concert band of last decade, be playing in a city near you? We've posted the dates and locations of the upcoming tour below. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 9.

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