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Eminem hits No. 1, schedules shows with Jay-Z; New "Twilight" soundtrack is indie-tastic; Roots and John Legend team for covers album

eminemEminem tops the charts and will play at Yankee Stadium. (Gary Malerba/Associated Press)

By David Malitz

- Eminem will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with his latest single, "Not Afraid." It is just the 16th time a song will hit the top of the charts in its first week. The song is from his new album, "Recovery," will be released on June 22. The rapper also announced a pair of stadium shows with Jay-Z that will take place in September in their respective hometowns of Detroit and New York. On Sept. 2 the duo will perform at Detroit's Comerica Park, followed by a Sept. 13 show at Yankee Stadium.

- When pop culture historians look back upon the late '00s and early '10s they will likely say, "Boy, these people sure liked vampires and a type of music called indie rock." The soundtrack for "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" was revealed yesterday and will feature the Dead Weather, the Black Keys, Beck with Bat for Lashes and, appropriately enough, Vampire Weekend. The soundtrack will be available on June 8; the movie is out on June 30.

- As if the Roots weren't busy enough performing on TV every night, they've gone ahead and recorded a covers album with John Legend. The album was inspired by an idea to do an Arcade Fire song but ended up consisting of lesser-known '60s and '70s soul songs.

By David Malitz  |  May 13, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Band of Horses, Bat For Lashes, Beck, Eminem, Jay-Z, John Legend, The Roots, Vampire Weekend  
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