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Madonna and Janet Jackson

Madonna and are working on a tribute to Michael Jackson

The two bonded over dinner after Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. At that event, Janet performed “Scream,” a track originally recorded with her sibling, and Madonna made a tearful speech about her regret at “abandoning” the pop icon before his death.

“It was a meeting of two great musical minds. was so impressed with Janet’s tribute to Michael that they started talking about how great it would be to honor him by doing something together,” a source said. “With that one performance Janet proved she’s back on top of her game. And who better to join forces with than Madonna? There was definitely something very interesting being planned between them.”

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Jay-Z Run This Town

Here’s your opportunity to take a listen to Jay-Z’s new track, “Run This Town” featuring and . We think it has a great vibe, but go ahead and give it a listen. Run This Town will be featured on The Blueprint 3, which hits stores on September 11.

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Michael Jackson Better on the Other Side

New York’s Hot 97 just put out a free MP3 download of a tribute track. The song, Better On The Other Side, features The Game, Chris Brown, DIddy, Polow Da Don, Mario, Usher, Boyz II Men, and more. You can download the track now, or head to Hot 97’s tribute page for more info on the song.

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A couple that sings together is a couple that stays together…for now.

Last night in Arlington, TX, Miley Cyrus helped the kick off their World Tour 2009 in a big way. To the delight of concertgoers, the tween queen made an appearance on stage with boyfriend Nick Jonas.

Check out clips of the reunited lovebirds performing their duet “Before the Storm” before and after the jump.

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50 Cent‘s interest in hip-hop is “dwindling away”. Fiddy - real name Curtis Jackson - says people’s quest for money is starting to undermine the genre and he can barely recognize the reasons why he got involved anymore. He said:  “I think people are so conscious of the numbers they’re not being creative anymore.” Despite his disillusionment with the genre, the rapper - who has other ventures away from music, including fashion and movies - is looking forward to releasing his Before I Self Destruct album later this year, which boasts a number of collaborations.

He added to Billboard magazine: “When Wisin and Yandel sent the actual concept, I listened to it and the melodies completely fit me. It could be a song that I could do apart from them. So we’re meeting on a ground that is completely comfortable for both of us. My duet with , for example - there is more compromise for me there. The content is similar to what you can see from 50 Cent, but the actual rap, style and cadence is different. But when I go into the song with Wisin and Yandel I didn’t even have to make those cadence changes.

“When these guys finish mixing I’ll finish making the decisions. People look at my projects as if it’s only 50, but it’s really 50 Cent up to Dr Dre and Eminem standards.”

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Leona Lewis tour is planning a two-year tour. The singer wants to hit the road for her first ever solo tour as soon as she finishes recording her second album in Los Angeles. She said: “I’ll be touring in 2010 and through to the year after. I just can’t wait.” Leona - who shot to fame after winning UK TV talent show The X Factor - is really excited about her upcoming LP, the follow-up to her hit 2007 debut Spirit. The album is rumoured to be packed with several star guests, including Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo and super-producer Timbaland, and Leona insists fans will be surprised by her new sound.

The 24-year-old star told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “I’ve recorded about 20 songs so far. I’d say it was about halfway there. I’ve been flying back and forth to Los Angeles to record it. The music has a different feel this time. It’s more of a live, heavier sound with a lot of real instruments. It’s something I’ll be able to perform live.”

Jordin Sparks - a former winner of talent show ‘American Idol’ - recently revealed she is keen to collaborate with Leona. She previously said: “I want to work with Leona Lewis. I love her, she’s so sweet! I’d love to do a nice powerful female duet with her. I think our voices would blend together really well.”

Gallery: Leona Lewis finishing up album, planning two-year tour

Eminem Dr. Dre Old Times Sake

Want even more early love? Hit up the Read link below for a download of Old Time’s Sake, featuring Eminem and Dr. Dre, also produced by Dre himself. The subject matter? Blazing up one more time, for old time’s sake. This is the kind of track we’ve been waiting to hear in this whole Eminem comeback thing. Give it a listen and let us know what you think in the comments.

By the way, we first announced the download on the Albumista Twitter page, so be sure to follow us there!

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Justin Timberlake

Although it’s already been 2 1/2 years since FutureSex/LoveSounds initially dropped, don’t expect to release a new album anytime soon.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the singer-songwriter/producer-actor/fashion designer said he’s not feeling the urge at this moment to lock himself up in a recording studio.

“Right now, I like the idea that things can just kind of pop up and if they feel right I can do them,” Timberlake explained. “Committing to my own sort of project, that’s like, ‘Okay, let me block out two years of my life and do it.’ I was heavily fulfilled with the last one and I always have this thing with myself that if I can’t sleep because I need to do it, then I’m gonna do it. But if I’m not losing sleep over it then…”

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50 Cent, Eminem and Dr. Dre

Kelly Clarkson may have just had the biggest leap on Billboard’s Hot 100, but Eminem is breaking records of his own.

“Crack the Bottle,” Marshall Mather’s collaboration with 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, just scored the most digital downloads during a song’s debut week. The single was purchased 418,000 times, approximately 180,000 times more than Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You.”

Only Flo Rida’s “Low” (467,000) and Lady GaGa’s “Just Dance” (419,000) have done better than “Bottle.”

“Lose Yourself” was ‘s only other song to reach the top of the Hot 100. That song spent 12 weeks at #1 after its 2002 release.

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Gallery: Eminem Breaks Digital Sales Records