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‘Empire’ Soundtrack Is No. 1 On Billboard Chart

Empire has been busy breaking all kinds of records on television, now the hit show has taken over the music charts–literally. The soundtrack for Empire debuted in the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, beating out Madonna’s new “Rebel Heart” album. On top of this, Empire far surpassed industry predictions for the album.

Released on March 10 through Columbia Records, the Empire soundtrack had 130,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 15, according to Nielsen Music. Now here’s another record for the show: The soundtrack was the first TV soundtrack to enter the charts at No. 1 since 2010, when three different Glee albums debuted in first place.

Meanwhile, chart veteran Madonna’s 21st top 10 album had 121,000 units for the same week … click here for more details.

Drake Assaulted in Dubai Nightclub

Drake was manhandled at a club in Dubai, which triggered a melee that put the aggressor where he belongs … on the ground.

Drake and his crew were at Movida nightclub Saturday night, along with a huge crowd … Dubai does it big. Watch the video closely … you’ll see the guy grab the back of Drake’s head and shove it down … click here for more details.

Producers of Drake Doc Consider Suing Rapper for $15 Million

An upcoming Drake documentary entitled “Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage” is set to hit select theaters tomorrow (March 19th) and has been met with some resistance from the film’s star, Drake himself.

“The Drake Homecoming film is not something OVO or Drake have any part in. I feel it is my responsibility to inform and protect my fans,” Drake tweeted in regards to the film. James & Jas Prince of Rap-A-Lot Records, who are credited as producers of the film, are standing by Drake’s decision to distance himself from the project as well. Since the “Energy” rapper took to Twitter to bash the project, producers are considering suing him for libel to the tune of $15 million  … click here for more details.

Tamar & Vince Owe $1.6M to IRS; In Danger of Losing Mansion, Source Says

Apparently, the high life is a little too high for Tamar Braxton according to a report from blogger Sandra Rose.

A source tells SandraRose.com that the singer and “The Real” co-host and her husband Vince Herbert owe the IRS $1.6 million. In addition, the couple is danger of losing their Calabasas, CA. mansion.

“She will be out of her house in Calabasas by the end of the year,” the source told SandraRose, adding that Braxton and Herbert are living in an empty mansion since they can’t afford furniture. The site noted that a typical mansion in the Calabasas area exceeds $3,000,000.

“How do you live in a mansion and you can’t afford to put furniture in it?” said the source.

Adding to the leased mansion they call home, Braxton and Herbert lease the remaining cars they have that haven’t already been repossessed for breaking the lease agreement.

According to the source, Braxton “owes everyone money, and she has worn out her welcome at recording studios in LA.” … click here for more details.

Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit

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