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Britney Spears' New Video, Justin Bieber's Great Wall Climb: Music Notes

October 2, 2013


Oct. 02--It's Britney, B--ch: Britney Spears continues her love affair with the b-word in her "Work B--ch" video, a dance floor banger set in the desert, poolside, and at, um, Planet Hollywood, which gets prime logo placement. The video hints at S&M kink, but mostly it looks like a high-energy teaser for her upcoming Las Vegas residency.

It's the Climb: Judging by his frequent shirtless Instagram photos, Justin Bieber's a young man in great shape. Nevertheless, the 19-year-old had his bodyguards carry him up the Great Wall of China. The pop star is on the Asia leg of his Believe tour. [CBS News]

Started from the Bottom: Drake is on top of the charts once again, notching a No. 1 debut with Nothing Was the Same. With 658,000 copies sold, Drizzy's below only Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience for the year's biggest bow. (That may be a different story next week: Timberlake's 20/20 sequel is out today.) [Billboard]

The National rock The Mindy Project: The New York band popped up as music festival headliners on Tuesday's episode of the Fox comedy, performing an acoustic take of Trouble Will Find Me track "This is the Last Time." [Rolling Stone]

Music Notes: A regular round-up of music news and links from around the web.

-- David Greenwald


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