Rihanna Assult – Brown receives five years probation and 180 days labour

US singer Chris Brown has been sentenced to 180 days’ community labour and five years’ probation for assaulting pop star Rihanna. The case concluded yesterday with Chris Brown pleading guilty of beating Rihanna, his former girlfriend, before the Grammy awards in Los Angeles in February.

According to ABC News there were two prior incidents involving physical violence between the pair. Brown must also stay at least 100 yards from Rihanna for the next five years, unless they attending music industry events.

In more positive news Jay-Z has joined forces with Rihanna for his new music video. Click on for the video:

Follow Britney, Meet Britney, Win Tickets!

Britney Spears is in New York City this week as part of her Circus tour. To celebrate, fans in NYC can win the opportunity to meet Britney and get front row tickets for her Madison Square Garden concert.

To win? Simply follow Britney’s Twitter feed and Z100 to catch the clues as to her location. Then simply be the first to track her down and she’ll give you the tickets. Here at Pop-Music.com, we’ve got a page full of Britney Spears News and a feed of her tweets – simply visit Britney Spears @ Pop-Music.com to get the scoop! Good luck with the competition and enjoy the performance if you are going!

Black Eyed Peas break US Chart record

Congratulations are being sent out to The Black Eyed Peas today! They have broken US records by hanging on the top spot of the US Singles chart for 20 consecutive weeks! 20 weeks ago they climbed to the top with Boom Boom Pow, which clung to number one for 12 weeks. Their follow-up, I Gotta Feeling, then took over the number one position, giving the Peas a record-breaking 20 weeks on the chart. Previously, the record for being on the top of the charts was held by Usher, who had hits Yeah! and Burn rule the charts for 19 weeks in 2004.

For more info visit the Black Eyed Peas official website.

Shania Twain To Be ‘American Idol’ Judge

According to people.com, the lovely Country singer Shania Twain has been lined up to take Paula Abdul’s place on the American Idol judging team in Chicago on August 30/31.

It should be good news for Shania fans who haven’t seen her for a while – she hasn’t released any new material since 2002 when Up! was released as a double album, with three different discs: pop (a red CD), country (a green CD), and Indian film music (a blue CD). However, her record company recently denied that any new releases were imminent, so the appearance on American Idol might be all fans can hope for this year.