VLN Headlines: Usher Back On Top, Faith Owes Taxes, Ron Artest Gets Real


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Thanks to fans and the growing singles “Lil Freak,” “There Goes My Baby” and “OMG,” Usher’s Raymond V Raymond is poised for a strong debut on next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. [Singersroom]

Aretha Franklin will share a posthumous honor with Michael Jackson as an inductee at the Apollo Theater’s Hall of Fame in New York City this summer. [Singersroom]

Singer’s Room Artist Watch performance: Young Money’s Shanell. [Singersroom]

The Notorious B.I.G.‘s widow, Faith Evans, is in a little trouble with the government, specifically the IRS for delinquent taxes, said reports. Ballerstatus]

Eminem popped up on Twitter (@Eminem) on Monday (March 29), where he announced that “Some big news is coming. Soon.” [Ballerstatus]

Teen pop star Justin Bieber is this week’s king of the Billboard 200, beating out a new album from Monica, as well as previously released projects from Ludacris, the Black Eyed Peas, Sade, and the Gorillaz. [Ballerstatus

NBA player/rapper Ron Artest has landed his own reality series that will document his life. [AllHipHop]