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Ke$ha Postpones Japanese Tour, but Show Goes On for Ne-Yo

Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Following the disaster in Japan, Ke$ha has canceled her upcoming tour of that country.  Billboard reports that in a statement, the singer said, "I genuinely don't think right now would be appropriate timing for me to perform in Japan, given the content and spirit of my show, which is all about feeling exuberant, rowdy and wild."  She added that she'll return to the country "when we are all ready to dance and Get $leazy together again."  Ke$ha, who also pledged to "do everything I can to help relief efforts," will start a U.S. tour leg April 1 in Clarion, Pennsylvania.

However, Ne-Yo decided not to let the recent events in Japan stop him from performing there.  Over the weekend, he gave a concert in the city of Nagoya, and tweeted that he was setting up donation boxes in the venue to help those in need.  He also sold special wristbands, the proceeds from which will go to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami.  The singer will do the same at his show Tuesday in Yokohama and Thursday in Tokyo.  He's calling his campaign "Spread Love Through Music."

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Kanye West, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo Lead Monday Album Releases

Photo Courtesy - Def Jam Records(NEW YORK) -- Albums usually come out on Tuesdays, but to get a jump on the holiday shopping season, many big names are releasing their highly-anticipated albums on Monday.  Here's a rundown of what's coming out:

-- Ke$ha releases Cannibal, the "companion EP" to her hit debut, Animal.  It features eight new tracks, including the number one hit "We R Who We R," plus a remix of the song "Animal."  Fans can buy it as a stand-alone, or they can buy it as two-CD deluxe edition with the original album, called Animal + Cannibal.

-- Jay-Z's The Hits Collection, Vol. 1 features all of the rapper's smash hits, including "Izzo," "99 Problems," "Empire State of Mind," "Big Pimpin'," "Encore" and "Hard Knock Life."

-- Ne-Yo's Libra Scale works as a collection of stand-alone songs, but it's also a quasi-sci-fi concept album about three guys who are offered special powers and everything they've ever wanted, with one caveat: they can never fall in love.  Of course, one of them does, and that's when things get difficult.

-- The Burlesque soundtrack features a slew of new cuts from Christina Aguilera, as well as a couple of tracks from her big-screen co-star, Cher, including a new ballad titled "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me."

-- Pink Friday, the much-anticipated debut album from Nicki Minaj, features the hits "Your Love," "Check It Out" and "Right Thru Me," and includes guest appearances from Rihanna, Eminem, Kanye West, Drake and Natasha Bedingfield.

-- Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is one of the most eagerly-awaited albums of the year, even though most of the music is already out there in one form or another.  The album features five different pictures, and guest appearances by Kid Cudi, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Rza, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon, and alt-rocker Bon Iver.  One cut, "All of the Lights," features, among others, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Fergie, Elton John, and La Roux singer Elly Jackson.

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Singer Ne-Yo Welcomes Baby Girl

Photo Courtesy - Def Jam Records(ATLANTA) -- Singer Ne-Yo is a new dad. People magazine reports Ne-Yo and his girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, welcomed their first child together, a girl named Madilyn Grace Smith, in an Atlanta hospital Friday night.

Ne-Yo, whose real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith, tells the magazine, "I've been in love before but this feels like nothing I've ever felt."

He celebrated Saturday on Twitter by writing, "Welcoming that lil' girl to the world last night defined for me what 'willing to kill and die for' truly means. My world, my life, all hers."

The baby was due in January.

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