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Even the late Whitney Houston was unable to oust Adele from the #1 spot on the Billboard album chart, as the UK singer's album set a new high water mark this week.

Adele's album, 21, fittingly took the top spot for a record 21st straight week. The previous title holder at 20 weeks? The Bodyguard soundtrack, by Whitney Houston.

21 is now the longest running No. 1 album by a woman.

Adele with a Trophy

Boosted by her six Grammy awards and performance comeback, Adele's 21 saw its best sales in 52 weeks on the U.S. chart, selling 730,000 copies just last week.

21 features hits "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You" and has now sold over 18 million copies worldwide since its release in Feb. 2011, Columbia Records said.

The 23-year-old singer/songwriter also saw a surge in sales for her debut album, 19, which sold 87,000 copies, while Houston has seen major posthumous sales.

Seven of Houston's albums re-entered the Billboard chart this week, led by Whitney: The Greatest Hits compilation at No. 2, selling an impressive 175,000 copies.

Her self-titled album sold 17,000 to take the 37th spot. Houston's "I Will Always Love You" single took the No. 2 spot in the Billboard Digital Songs Chart.

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Are you ready to listen to Usher climax, THG readers?

The sexy singer has released the first song off his upcoming album, and it's got a title alluring enough to make any fan swoon.

Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, Redd Stylez and Diplo the track is now available on iTunes and all digital providers and will be included on Usher's next CD, which hits stores later this year. Take a listen to "Climax" now, try to refrain from our kind of infantile humor and sound off: What do you think?

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Whenever he leaves office, President Barack Obama may have a found a new career. Who would have guessed his reelection strategy would involve more singing?

Last month, the Commander-in-Chief sang Al Green at Harlem's Apollo Theater. Then last night, he shared the stage with Mick Jagger, B.B. King and Jeff Beck.

The all-star musical lineup performed in the East Room of the White House, with the President joining in for an ensemble rendition of "Sweet Home Chicago" ...

The full version of In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues is set to air on local PBS stations on next Monday, February 27, at 9 p.m. ET.

For most of the evening, Barack and Michelle Obama took in the concert from the audience, swaying in their seats and occasionally getting up to dance.

But after some prodding from Buddy Guy, who referenced Obama's Apollo performance and told him, "You gotta keep it up," the President took the stage.

Taking the microphone offered by Rolling Stones frontman Jagger, Obama sang a few bars - again, surprisingly well - and handed the mic off to B.B. King.

"This music speaks to something universal," Obama said, as quoted by the AP.

"No one goes through life without both joy and pain, triumph and sorrow. The blues gets all of that, sometimes with just one lyric or one note."

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Rihanna and Chris Brown collaborated on a pair of remixes recently, a surprising move considering all that transpired between the former lovebirds.

The 2009 Grammys marked the beginning of a domestic violence drama that revealed a darker side to Chris' relationship at the time with Rihanna.

But nearly three years to the day he beat her senseless, Brown, 22, and Rihanna, 24, are again spending time together - musically and personally.

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The former couple, whose friendly behavior is no secret on Twitter and in person, hit the studio last week to record parts on each other's songs.

The remix of Rihanna's single "Birthday Cake," featuring Chris Brown, lacks no shortage of sex appeal – not to mention some very NSFW lyrics.

"Girl, I wanna f--k you right now," sings Brown, whose return to the Grammys sparked controversy. "Been a long time/Been missing your body."

While Rih doesn't get as down and dirty with explicit lyrics on Brown's remix of "Turn up the Music," she suggests a rather revealing message.

"I love you, baby," she sings.

Rihanna clearly does not care about any public response to her being with Chris again, but singing with him and dating him are different things.

So far, there's no indication that they're back together, despite the rumors of them hooking up numerous times. But it makes you wonder.

What do you think of their remixes - and the fact that Rihanna and Chris Brown are collaborating with each other in general?

 

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Reports of Adam Lambert taking over as the lead singer of Queen, for a prolonged summer tour, may have been premature.

But the former American Idol runner-up has now confirmed that he'll stand in as the frontman for this iconic rock band for one unique evening in England.

"I have been invited by Queen to sing one very special concert! Sonisphere at Knebworth July 7th!” the 30-year-old artist Tweeted last night, adding: “Sorry to be coy about the details the past few weeks, but I made a promise to keep it under wraps as best I could. Gonna be a surreal night!”

Adam Lambert, pre-Grammys

Lambert, who has pushed back the release of his new album by a few weeks in order to improve its material, unveiled the official video for "Better Than I Know Myself" earlier this month.

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LMFAO is back with another insane video.

"Sorry for Party Rocking" features Redfoo and SkyBlu (those are the dudes' names) getting their crotchety neighbors all upset with their epic good times ... standard.

If there's one thing the fellas know how to do, it's throw a party and blow dat ish up with wildness that brings out the girls, the authorities, and the occasional zebra.

A fitting sequel to the "Party Rock Anthem" video, "Sorry" enlightens us as to how the guys ended up in the hospital, how the shufflin' came to pass and so much more.

Let the madness begin after the jump:

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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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