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September 29, 2010 2:06 PM ET

Sade Plots 2011 U.S. Tour
Sade has announced the opening dates for her band's first tour of North America in over a decade, with the kick-off June 16th in Baltimore. Sade will play 50 shows total in North American. [Sade]

Dee Snider Joins 'Rock of Ages'
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong isn't the only rocker coming to Broadway: Twisted Sister rocker Dee Snider will join the Broadway musical Rock of Ages for an 11-week run starting October 11th. [Press Release]

Leonard Cohen Shuffles Final Tour Dates
Leonard Cohen has adjusted the final dates of his world tour, canceling a December 4th concert in Honolulu, Hawaii, but adding three more shows: Vancouver on December 2nd and Oakland, California two-night stand starting December 5th. [Spinner]

Drake, Bodyguard Accused of Assault
Drake and his bodyguard have been accused of assault, following an alleged run-in with fans following a performance in Florida. One man, who seeks payment for his medical bills, suffered a cut lip that required six stitches. Jacksonville police are investigating. [All Hip Hop]

Jamey Johnson to Produce Next Blind Boys of Alabama Album
Jamey Johnson recently spent a week in Nashville producing the next album by the Blind Boys of Alabama. Vince Gill, Hank Williams, Jr. and George Jones were recruited for the group's next album. [The Boot]

Plus: Justin Bieber readies a toy line, Michael Jackson's former manager seeks royalties and more.

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“Bleeding Love”

Leona Lewis | 2007

In 2008, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis backed up her U.K. singing competition victory with an R&B anthem for the ages: "Bleeding Love," an international hit that became the best-selling song of the year. The track was co-penned by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (whose radio dominance would continue with songs such as Beyonce's "Halo" and Adele's "Rumour Has It") and solo artist Jesse McCartney, who was inspired by a former girlfriend, Gossip Girl actress Katie Cassidy. Given the song's success, McCartney didn't regret handing over such a personal track: "No, no," he said. "I'm so happy for Leona. She deserves it. There are really no bad feelings."

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