Flo Rida Bumps Keys From Atop Hot 100

Rapper Flo Rida scores a No. 1 Hot 100 hit this week with his debut single, as "Low" featuring T-Pain" jumps 2-1. Increased airplay and digital sales of 178,000 units helped the track dethrone Alicia Keys' "No One," which slips to No. 2 after five weeks atop the chart.

Groban, Blige Enjoy Huge Weeks On Album Chart

Josh Groban's "Noel" (143/Reprise) this week becomes the first Christmas album to top The Billboard 200 for five straight weeks, after moving 757,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Mary J. Blige's "Growing Pains" (Geffen) landed at No. 2 and shifted 629,000 copies.

Dwele Savors Grammy Nod, Preps New Album

R&B singer Dwele says he's "on schedule, pretty much" for his third album, the follow-up to 2005's "Some Kinda...," which he hopes to release in late March on Koch.

Irish Singer Joe Dolan Dies At 68

Joe Dolan, one of Ireland's first pop music stars who entertained audiences for decades with Vegas-style showmanship, has died from a brain hemorrhage, his family announced. He was 68.

Yung Joc Fails To Show For Gun Hearing

Rapper Yung Joc failed to show up at his arraignment today (Dec. 26) in Cleveland on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon and was considered a fugitive, a prosecutor said.

Cuomo Keen On Archival Releases, New Weezer CD

Rivers Cuomo hopes that his new solo set, "Alone -- The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo," is not the last the world will hear of the prolific stash of material that hasn't made it onto Weezer albums.

Oscar Peterson Mourned By Jazz Colleagues

Oscar Peterson's dazzling keyboard technique, commanding sense of swing and mastery of different piano styles could leave even his most accomplished peers awe-struck.

Radiohead Readies New Year’s Eve Webcast

Radiohead will perform its new album, "In Rainbows," in its entirety during a pre-taped, hour-long set that will premiere New Year's Eve on TV and the Internet. The event will air on Current TV and Current.com starting 12 a.m. ET on Dec. 31, and will repeat three times throughout the next day.

Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson Dies At 82

Oscar Peterson, whose early talent, speedy fingers and musical genius made him one of the world's best known jazz pianists, has died. He was 82. Peterson died yesterday (Dec. 23) at his home in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, said Oliver Jones, a family friend and jazz musician.

Jay-Z To Step Down As Def Jam President

Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will step down as Def Jam Records president when his contract expires this year, he and Universal Music Group announced today (Dec. 24). The rapper will continue to record for Roc-A-Fella, the label he co-founded in 1996, which is part of the Universal-distributed Island Def Jam Music Group.

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