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SADE TOPS US ALBUM CHART

Funny… I’ve always thought of Sade Adu as being a solo artist. I just found out today that Sade is in fact a group. I always thought it was just Sade and a backing band. Well…you learn something new everyday. Thanks Alex Via Digital Spy. Sade have topped the US album chart with their comeback album Soldier Of Love. The record, which was produced with longtime collaborator Mike Pela, sold 502,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group, fronted by []

UK NEW: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE BEAT X-FACTOR WINNER IN CHARTS

To think this all started when Facebook members Jon and Tracey Morter campaigned online to push Rage Against The Machine’s 1992 single Killing In The Name to number 1, which was designed to prevent another X-Factor number 1 (Joe McElderry – The Climb). Via BBC News Rock band Rage Against The Machine has won the most competitive battle in years for the Christmas number one. The band’s single, Killing In The Name, sold 500,000 downloads beating X Factor winner Joe McElderry’s The Climb by 50,000 []

USAIN BOLT SHATTERS 100 METRE WORLD RECORD IN 9.58 SECONDS

Usain Bolt of Jamaica shattered his own world record in the 100 meters dash on Sunday with a time of 9.58 seconds at the World Championships in Berlin. Bolt’s record was 11 tenths of a second faster than his previous world record of 9.69 seconds, which he set at last year’s Beijing Olympics. In the eagerly awaited race, his closest rival was Tyson Gay of the U.S., who ran the race in 9.71 seconds.  Source 9.58 seconds! Usain Bolt is a BEAST!!! []

UK NEWS: TV PERSONALITY JUNE SARPONG CREATES NEW SITE: POLITICS AND THE CITY

Television personality and broadcaster June Sarpong has launched a new lifestyle website called Politics and the City. The website fuses politics with gossip, entertainment with fashion and news with celebrity blogs. Politics and the City will act as an original platform for young women to discover global news and express their own opinions on current issues. Source http://www.politicsandthecity.com and http://www.junesarpong.com June sure has come a long way. Professionally and physically (e.g. hair, make up and fashion) . Congratulations June!

UK MUSIC NEWS: DIZZEE RASCALS ‘BONKERS’ EXPECTED TO BECOME ‘BEST SELLING SINGLE OF THE YEAR’

Via Digital Spy Dizzee Rascal’s new single ‘Bonkers’ is expected to become the best-selling single of the year so far. The track, which is a collaboration with dance DJ Armand Van Helden, shifted 46,000 units on its first day of release. With continuing high sales, the song will easily overtake first week sales of previous number ones. Comic Relief charity single ‘Islands In The Stream’ shifted 87,000 in its first seven days, while Calvin Harris’s ‘I’m Not Alone’ sold 66,000 copies. Tinchy []

UK NEWS: RIO FERDINAND TO INTERVIEW MICHAEL JACKSON

Footballer Rio Ferdinand Via Digital Spy Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he has arranged an interview with 50-year-old popstar Michael Jackson. The England and Manchester United footballer was called by Jackson and invited to one of his summer concerts at London’s O2. Ferdinand recently launched a digital lifestyle magazine called No.5. Rapper 50 Cent appeared in the first issue. “I was shaking when I got off the phone. It was a real surprise,” the footballer told the BBC. “I’m hoping to interview []