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Whitney Houston passed away four and a half months ago, but the legendary singer has certainly not been forgotten.

She's back in the news now, in fact, because former American Idol champion Jordin Sparks has come out with the music video for "Celebrate," a duet Sparks sings with Whitney in the film Sparkle.

“What we wanted to do was make sure that this was a fun, happy video and just kind of dedicating it to her,” Jordin told Entertainment Tonight. “What better song to leave for people to hear than a song that is so upbeat and just so happy and so encouraging?”

Sparkle opens on August 17 and co-stars Derek Luke, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Goapele and Carmen Ejogo show up in the video, the vocals for which were recorded just a few days before Whitney's tragic passing.

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Jack Black took the stage with a Queen cover band in concert on June 23, belting out the lyrics to "Bohemian Rhapsody." Suffice it to say, the guy is awesome.

The actor was at the Protomen show at the Exit/In theater in Nashville, Tenn., when the tribute group broke into the song and asked him to participate.

About three minutes into the classic rock staple, the group called The Muppets star, who's also half of the band Tenacious D, on stage to sing back up vocals.

The crowd went wild. Watch Jack rock the house below:

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Take that, Madonna!

In news that absolutely no one finds shocking, Justin Bieber is number-one on this week's Billboard 200 chart, as his new album, "Believe," solid 374,000 copies in its first week of release. That's the biggest debut sales week to date in 2012, surpassing the Material Girl's 359,000 for "MDNA."

Justin Bieber Tonight Show Peformance

The figure also represents a personal best for The Biebs. He previously sold 291,000 albums of "My World 2.0" in April 2010.

Justin, of course, has been anywhere and everywhere this week for promotion. The above still was snapped of him during a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, while he actually stopped for a sing-along with fans prior to making that appearance.

He also engaged in a pretty great Awesome-Off with Jimmy Fallon earlier in the week. You should watch it.

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The Dave Matthews Band is finally getting off the road and into the recording studio.

One of the most proficient touring outfits in the world, the group announced last night that it will release its first album since 2009's "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King." It will be titled "Away from the World" and be released on September 11.

DMB wraps up its current tour on September 2 in Washington. Are you excited for the new CD?

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While falling short of the imagery evoked by Lindsay Lohan gun photos, Lady Gaga's new song "Princess Die" is generating controversy in its own right.

She performed it last night in Melbourne, Australia, saying that the track and its suicide-centric themes “may or may not be on [my] next album.”

Lyrically, it's sure to get people talking. Take a look/listen:

What do you think of Lady Gaga's new song "Princess Die"?

 

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In January, Lana Del Rey made headlines for a Saturday Night Live performance that... well... sucked.

Now, the singer is back in the news for another, retro reason: in the official music video for the track "National Anthem," Del Rey makes like former First Lady Jackie Onassis, while rapper A$AP Rocky - yes, the A$AP Rocky! - portrays a version of JFK.

The seven-minute and 40-second video begins with Del Rey singing "Happy Birthday" to her pretend husband, Marilyn Monroe style, and concludes with his infamous assassination. It's bound to garner a lot of press.

Watch and react now:

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The Spice Girls are back, and apparently still quite popular.

The famed pop quintet reunited in London on Tuesday morning to announce an upcoming West End musical based on their music: Viva Forever!

It's the first Spice Girls reunion since their 2008 tour.

Spice Girls Photo

In response to the fivesome's return and announcement, “Spice Girls” and “Viva Forever” were trending internationally on Twitter this morning ... girl power!

A promoted tweet from Katy Perry, who is a relative newcomer to pop stardom when compared to the Spice Girls, was the only thing that could keep pace.

As a testament to the enthusiasm that greeted the lovely ladies in London, the Spicy topics continued to trend online for hours after the announcement.

Were you Tweeting about it? And are you excited for a Spice Girls musical?

 

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Somewhere, Rock & Roll induction committee members are collectively cracking a smile.

Axl Rose was starting to run on stage to sing "Sweet Child o' Mine" in concert on Saturday, only to trip and fall onto the stage. We're talking full on face plant.

Nevertheless, give the man credit for rallying hardcore. He not only got up and carried on like nothing happened, but launched into the song right on cue.

Don't you cry for Axl's November PAIN ... or some other non-terrible GNR-related joke.

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Lily Allen made the announcement today that fans of the British singer have been awaiting for months: she's returning to the music scene!

"You will be pleased to know that i am currently in the f--king studio with [producer] @GregKurstin," Allen Tweeted yesterday.

Lily Allen Close Up

In 2010, Allen announced that she was taking a hiatus from recording in order to dedicate time to fashion projects and also to work on her personal life, which has unfortunately included two miscarriages over recent years.

But Allen and husband Sam Cooper welcomed a girl in November and it now sounds like she's prepared to churn out new tracks and maybe even a new album. What can we expect from the singer? Not even she knows.

"No big deal really, im just throwing s--t at the wall and seeing if anything sticks," she wrote.

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Mariah Carey has enjoyed a busy last couple months.

She's renewed her wedding vows. She's celebrated Barack Obama's support of gay marriage. She's turned 42 years old.

And, unbeknownst until now, the legendary singer has also spent time in a recording studio. How else to interpret Mariah's Tweet from yesterday, which certainly seems to tease an upcoming album and was accompanied by the following photo:

"So.. Summer 2012.. Been in the lab, mixing up some concoctions for you, hope you like it!! #MCSummer2012”

Mariah Carey Twit Pic

Are you excited for a new Mariah Carey album?

 

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