Last Update on November 30, 2015 08:07 GMT
ADELE BLOWS AWAY FIRST-WEEK SALES RECORD
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Selling a million albums in a week is impressive. Selling two million is jaw-dropping. Adele sold more than three million copies of her "25" record in the past week. Nielsen Music reports "25" sold 3.38 million copies, setting a new record for first-week sales. The previous record-holder was "No Strings Attached" by `N Sync, which sold 2.42 million copies in a week in 2000. Adele had broken `N Sync's record in just four days.
012-w-28-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)--Adele's "25" album has set a record for first-week sales. AP music correspondent Margie Szaroleta has more. ((opens with music)) (30 Nov 2015)
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013-c-15-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent)-"and 696,000 copies"-Szaroleta reports Adeles' "25" album broke a record in the UK. (30 Nov 2015)
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014-r-52-(Excerpt of Adele, performing "Hello")--Excerpt of Adele, performing "Hello." (30 Nov 2015)
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ERIC CARMEN SAYS BROTHER HAS LEFT HIM IN A FINANCIAL MESS
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Eric Carmen of The Raspberries is accusing his brother of mismanaging his money. Cleveland.com reports Eric Carmen has filed court documents accusing his brother, attorney Fred Carmen, of transferring money without permission, failing to keep proper documentation and paying himself $600,000 in attorney's fees. Eric Carmen wants to strip his brother of his position as trustee of his trust fund. Fred Carmen says he loves his brother very much and "there's not a lick of truth" to the accusations. He plans to file a motion requesting a dismissal.
CHRIS BROWN WILL DONATE PROCEEDS FROM "ROYALTY"
UNDATED (AP) -- Chris Brown will be charitable with the royalties from "Royalty." Brown has posted a video on Instagram saying from now until Christmas, he will donate a dollar from the sale of each copy of his "Royalty" album to the Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Brown says, "The holidays are all about giving back." "Royalty" is also the name of his baby daughter.
HALSEY CAN'T BELIEVE SHE SINGS WITH JUSTIN BIEBER
CHICAGO (AP) -- Years ago, Halsey had a toothbrush that played a Justin Bieber song. Now she's a featured artist on his new album, "Purpose." Bieber and Halsey duet on the song "The Feeling." Halsey says she was in utter disbelief when Bieber's team asked her to sing on the record. She says in a parallel universe, if she and Bieber were in love, it would be the perfect song. Halsey says she never thought she'd ever be friends with Bieber, and he has her full support. She says she'll battle anyone in a Bieber pros-or-cons conversation any day.
018-a-08-(Halsey, singer-songwriter, in AP interview)-"to communicate that"-Singer-songwriter Halsey says the song "The Feeling" is a love song. (30 Nov 2015)
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017-a-13-(Halsey, singer-songwriter, in AP interview)-"conversation any day"-Singer-songwriter Halsey says Justin Bieber is turning his career around. (30 Nov 2015)
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015-a-17-(Halsey, singer-songwriter, in AP interview)-"a shopping mall"-Singer-songwriter Halsey says Justin Bieber's team asked her to sing on his song, "The Feeling." (note length of cut) (30 Nov 2015)
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016-a-14-(Halsey, singer-songwriter, in AP interview)-"my disbelief enough"-Singer-songwriter Halsey says she's blown away by Justin Bieber wanting her to be on his comeback record. (30 Nov 2015)
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WORM NAMED FOR HENRY ROLLINS
BRISTOL, U.K. (AP) -- A fireworm fossil has been named after Henry Rollins because it shows its muscles. Ph.D. student Luke Parry at the University of Bristol in the U.K. is a member of the group that discovered the fossil in Lebanon. He says they chose to name it Rollinschaeta myoplena because fossilized muscle tissue is rare, but this one shows itself to be a "muscly beast," like Rollins. Another team member, earth sciences professor Dr. Jakob Vinther, calls it "a very buff little worm."