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Digest: Bruno Mars Reclaims Top of the Chart; Kanye West and Jane's Addiction Headline Lollapalooza Chile

Also: U2 force baseball game to be relocated; Michael Jackson memorabilia up for auction

January 28, 2011 12:00 PM ET
Digest: Bruno Mars Reclaims Top of the Chart; Kanye West and Jane's Addiction Headline Lollapalooza Chile
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Bruno Mars Knocks Britney Off Top of the Charts
Bruno Mars' "Grenade" has returned to the top spot of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart after being displaced for one week by Britney Spears' new song "Hold It Against Me." The Spears song fell to Number Six as a result of a 55 percent drop off in digital sales. [Reuters]

Kanye West, Jane's Addiction to Play Lollapalooza Chile
Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, the Killers and Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been announced as the headliners for Lollapalooza's first-ever South American festival to be held in Santiago, Chile on April 2-3. Other performers will include the Flaming Lips, the National and Cat Power. [Pitchfork]

U2 Show Forces Baseball Series to Relocate
A U2 concert scheduled for June 26 at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami has forced a three-game series between the Florida Marlins and the Seattle Mariners to be relocated to Seattle. The series was originally intended to be a set of home games for the Marlins. [ESPN]

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Hüsker Dü Member Survives House Fire
Former Hüsker Dü guitarist Grant Hart was released from a hospital on Wednesday following a fire at his house in South St. Paul, Minnesota. Hart's home is still intact, though he lost belongings including musical gear in the blaze. [Star Tribune]

Michael Jackson Slab For Sale
A concrete slab featuring the hand and footprints of Michael Jackson, as well as his signature, that was originally meant for the Las Vegas Walk of Fame is about to be put up for auction. The item is expected to sell for upwards of $100,000. [BBC]

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