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    'Black Panther: The Album' is a hit - and it could change the music industry

    "Black Panther" is a bonafide box office smash, and its soundtrack is tearing up the charts, too. "Black Panther: The Album" debuted atop the Billboard 200 this weekend after selling 154,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. That number understates the success of the album, a collection of songs curated by Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar. Billboard hasn't yet factored in the additional 61,300 copies sold over the weekend after the film came out. To determine the number of copies sold, the music industry uses a formula that incorporates physical albums, digital albums, digital singles and song streams. The album has been particularly big for streaming: Nielsen's data shows

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    Paloma upset about Brits men's roses

    Many music stars turned up to the Brit Awards wearing or carrying white roses as a mark of support for the Time's Up and Me Too movements. Dua Lipa, who has five nominations, and Ed Sheeran, who's up for four awards, were among those who displayed roses. But Paloma Faith told BBC News: "The only thing I'm upset about tonight is not more men carrying white roses. I think they should have." She pinned a rose to a member of rock group Royal Blood on the red carpet. Faith explained: "I put a white rose on one of them, which I think is really important. Because I think men should support." Performers first adopted the white rose at this month's Grammy Awards as a symbol of solidarity with victims

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    Fergie and National Anthems that didn't sing

    "Who saw Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game?" Barr tweeted. "I think mine was better lowkey." Here are a few other performances that also got the thumbs down: Michael Bolton in 2003 The crooner is known for being smooth on the mic but his 2003 National Anthem performance at a Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees baseball game was pretty choppy. There was a weird echo and then, horror of horrors, Bolton had to peek at his palm where he had written the lyrics. R. Kelly in 2005 Kelly tried to put his own stamp on the anthem with an R & B flavored version at a Bernard Hopkins vs. Jermain Taylor boxing match. There were even some dancers Chicago stepping in the ring with

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    Natalie Portman on female-led sci-fi of 'Annihilation'

    CNN talks with 'Annihilation' stars Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, and Tessa Thompson on normalizing female-led science fiction stories.

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    Winston Duke's M'Baku heats up 'Black Panther' fans

    (CNN)He may be a villain in "Black Panther" but fans are loving M'Baku. The character is portrayed by Winston Duke, a 31-year-old actor who trained at Yale. The Tobago native has become one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster film, with fans praising everything from his performance to his look. In my opinion though #MBaku was one of favorite characters in this film.

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    Fergie explains National Anthem performance

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    Guess co-founder steps aside amid Kate Upton allegations

    Guess co-founder Paul Marciano has stepped down from the company amid accusations that he once groped supermodel Kate Upton. Marciano has agreed to "relinquish his day to day responsibilities at the company, on an unpaid basis," as the allegations are being investigated, Guess said in a press release on Tuesday. "I have pledged my full cooperation to the company, and I have the utmost confidence in our CEO, Victor Herrero, to continue leading the Company during this time," Marciano said in the press release. The company said in the release that Marciano has denied the accusation. Marciano is the chief creative officer and a board member who co-founded Guess in 1981. The share price for Guess