1D make their historic chart debut.
+ Directioners, you’ve helped One Direction make history on the Billboard 200. With Midnight Memories debuting at No. 1 (having sold 546,000 copies), this marks the first time that a group has debuted at No. 1 with each of its first three albums. (MTV News)
+ Hilary Duff plans to drop a song soon! “I think by spring I should have a single,” she revealed yesterday during a Canadian TV interview. She added, “The first six songs I’ve done have been really dancey and upbeat, uplifting happy stuff. So now I’m getting into the moody.” (Just Jared)
+ Justin Bieber launched a campaign on Prizeo.com to help Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines. In return for fans’ generosity, one donor will have the chance to be flown to Los Angeles where they’ll get to hang in the studio while the Biebs makes his new album. (MTV Act)
+ Jay Z played music critic with his very own catalog. He ranked all of his albums from “classic” (Reasonable Doubt at No. 1) to “First game back, don’t shoot me” (putting 2006’s comeback album, Kingdom Come, in last place). (MTV News)
+ R. Kelly will continue his “Trapped In the Closet” saga next year. The new chapters will air on IFC and will feature the characters getting caught up in “more secrets, infidelity and unyielding passion to save their relationships,” according to a press release. (Rolling Stone)
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