Last Lap: K.Michelle Burns Up The Charts

Drake is the latest performer announced to rock the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift marks a milestone, and P. Diddy passed on judging American Idol — perhaps for a curious reason.

  • Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s K.Michelle is a bonafide R&B star! The singer’s album, Rebellious Soul, debuted at No. 2 on Nielsen Soundscan’s top albums chart, outselling more established artists. [Rap-Up]
  • Another amazing artist is joining Sunday’s lineup for the VMAs. Drake is on tap to perform his hit, “Started From The Bottom,” with the song’s video up for two awards. Tune in to this year’s Video Music Awards on MTV, this coming Sunday at 9/8c. [MTV]
  • Taylor Swift is a total boss. The country crossover star has sold out 11 shows at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, breaking a record. The previous record was a tie among Madonna, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake, who each had sold out eight shows at the venue. [Daily Mail]
  • Did P. Diddy turn down the chance to be an American Idol judge to avoid ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez? [Us Magazine]

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