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Maxwell’s Billboard 200 chart-topping album “BlackSummers’night” is now RIAA certified.

Featuring the hit singles “Pretty Wings” and “Bad Habits,” Maxwell earned RIAA Gold certification this month on the strength of several sold out tour dates and well received reviews.

Swiftly moving past 500,000 copies, Maxwell’s first album in over six years, could reach Platinum-certified status in weeks.

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Mya looks forward to winning ‘Dancing with the Stars’ but admits that accomplishing that task will take hard work, discipline and a phenomenal trainer.

“If I were to win this competition, well, I would have to pat myself and my trainer on the back for being disciplined,” says Mya.

As previously reported on Singersroom, Mya is the latest celebrity to sign on for the hit ABC reality dance competition ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

Slated to premiere September 21, the new season features Aaron Carter, Macy Gray and Melissa Joan Hart, among others.

In related news, Mya says new music is on the way for U.S. fans, after a 2008 Japan only release.

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VIA EURWEB:

Michael Jackson will no longer be laid to rest on his birthday.

The family on Friday announced that his planned Aug. 29 burial will be delayed by five days because some family members did not want the service to coincide with the date of his birth, said Londell McMillan, attorney for the singer’s mother, Katherine Jackson.

McMillan said there was a miscommunication within the family about the burial date.

“I think there were two dates floated originally,” McMillan told Reuters, saying some family members wanted him buried on the birthday and others objected.

The burial service for friends and family will still be held at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in a suburb of Los Angeles at 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. EDT) on Sept. 3.

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