In America, One Direction’s 'What Makes You Beautiful' has entered the Hot 100 at Number 28, the highest placed British debut since The Verve’s 'Bittersweet Symphony' in 1998. (Billboard)
"A pal" of Britney Spears has suggested that she would like to a judge on the next season of US X Factor. (The Sun)
Brandy and Monica are "dedicated" to the possibility of touring together this Spring, so get ready for the shortest setlist in history. (That Grape Juice)
Singing Child Rachel Crow has not had her dreams entirely shattered by Nicole Scherzinger, as she’s signed a deal with Columbia Records, with Eg 'Chasing Pavements' White apparently set to work with her. (Ace Showbiz)
If you've regained consciousness following Damon Albarn’s ponderous Brits speech, you can listen to the new Gorillaz single 'DoYaThing'. (YouTube) It features André 3000.
Remember when Katie Melua released an album that had loads of good William Orbit-produced songs (well one good song) on it that nobody bought? It’s fair to suggest that she’s ever-so-slightly moved back into her comfort zone with 'The Bit That I Don’t Get'. (My Video)
If you’ve ever thought to yourself 'I’d really like to know what Nicki Minaj looks like painted all blueish green', WONDER NO MORE. (Daily Mail)
And finally, Jessie J has been confirmed for T in the Park, having had to pull out last year because of her foot issues. (Daily Record) So inspirational.
THAT WAS some of THE NEWS.