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Morning click: Sade storms to No. 1, Arcade Fire for Lolla?, No songs at Oscars

SadeSade: Solid gold in just one week.

- It took exactly one week for Sade's comeback after a 10-year layoff to result in a gold record. "Soldier of Love" moved a whopping 502,000 copies in its first week, easily reaching the top of the Billboard charts. It's the biggest single week number of Sade's career but "Soldier of Love" still has a ways to go to match the 3.9 million copies that 2000's "Lovers Rock" sold. The huge first week number ended Lady Antebellum's two-week reign at No. 1.

- Earlier this week it was reported that Lady Gaga, Green Day and Soundgarden would be among the Lollapalooza headliners. Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune has a few more names to add to the mix, ones that should make the indie/alt-rock set rest a little easier. "Negotiations are progressing with Arcade Fire and The Strokes ," he reports, as well as with on-the-rise favorites the xx, Dirty Projectors and Yeasayer. The festival will be held Aug. 6-8 in Chicago.

- A year after condensing the Best Original Song nominees to single a medley, the Oscars are getting rid of the performances all together. Recorded versions of the nominated songs will be played as montages of their movies are shown, and that's it. Randy Newman has to be taking this personally.

By David Malitz  |  February 18, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Arcade Fire, Randy Newman, Sade, The Strokes  
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