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Katy Perry logs her first No. 1 album

With the nation's No. 1 single already secured, Katy Perry shoots straight to the top of the album-sales chart this week. Perry's "Teenage Dream" sold 192,000 copies during the week that ended Aug. 29, enough for her first No. 1 album, according to data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. With the nation's No. 1 single already secured, Katy Perry shoots straight to the top of the album-sales chart this week. Perry's "Teenage Dream" sold 192,000 copies during the week that ended Aug. 29, enough for her first No. 1 album, according to data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

Eminem again leads album chart, but classic rockers show some muscle

Veteran performers stormed the U.S. album-sales chart this week, though none posed much of a threat to Eminem's "Recovery," the only album to sell more than 100,000 copies in the week that ended Aug. 22. Veteran performers stormed the U.S. album-sales chart this week, though none posed much of a threat to Eminem's "Recovery," the only album to sell more than 100,000 copies in the week that ended Aug. 22.

Kem, Anthony Hamilton lead Budweiser Superfest

Kem and Anthony Hamilton top the bill of R&B and soul stars on this summer's 2010 Budweiser Superfest, which gets underway Aug. 5 in Cleveland, OH, and spends a month on the amphitheater and arena circuit. // Tour dates at SoundSpike Kem and Anthony Hamilton top the bill of R&B and soul stars on this summer's 2010 Budweiser Superfest, which gets underway Aug. 5 in Cleveland, OH, and spends a month on the amphitheater and arena circuit.

Kem maps out late summer tour dates

R&B singer Kem has rolled out another set of dates in support of his sophomore effort, last year's "Album II."

Kem pencils in additional concerts

R&B singer and Detroit native Kem has rolled out a number of new dates for his winter tour, which kicks off early next month with a hometown performance that coincides with the city's Super Bowl festivities.

Briefly: Snoop Dogg, 3 Doors Down, Frankie J, Kem, 'NOW #1's'

Rapper Snoop Dogg and rockers 3 Doors Down have been tapped to headline Bud Bowl 2006, two separate concerts that will take place in Detroit prior to this year's Super Bowl.

Kem supports 'Album II' with 'Tour II'

R&B singer/songwriter Kem will set out for the road in February to continue backing his second album release, "Album II."