- - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The London Fire Brigade said Rihanna was among 300 people evacuated from a hotel after an early-morning fire in an elevator shaft.

The 24-year-old singer tweeted news of the fire early Wednesday to her 21 million Twitter followers, posting a picture of a fire engine and the words: “Roamin da streets since 6 a.m.! Fyah in da telly.”

The fire brigade said 10 firefighters dealt with the blaze on the seventh floor of London’s luxury Corinthia Hotel. There were no reports of injuries.

Rihanna performed Sunday at the outdoor Hackney Weekend concert in London.

Bieber’s new album debuts at No. 1 in 30 countries

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Justin Bieber’s “Believe” is the year’s top-selling debut album.

Nielsen SoundScan reports sales of 374,000 copies following its release last week, giving the 18-year-old Canadian pop singer his fourth No. 1 album and the best sales week of his young career. “Believe” also debuted at No. 1 in 29 other countries.

The album topped Madonna’s “MDNA” as the year’s top debut thus far and is the best-selling first-week release since Drake’s “Take Care” came out in December. Kenny Chesney’s “Welcome to the Fishbowl” followed Mr. Bieber last week with 193,000 albums sold.

Mr. Bieber has sold more than 15 million albums since he released his first record in 2009.

Fans have been impatiently awaiting the release of “Believe,” viewing the video for the title single 86 million times on YouTube and putting four songs in the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart simultaneously.

Jack White to headline New Orleans Voodoo festival

Touring in support of his critically acclaimed debut solo album, “Blunderbuss,” Jack White has been added to the lineup for the 2012 Voodoo Music and Arts Experience in New Orleans.

Mr. White joins other headliners for the event, set for Oct. 26 through 28, including Grammy Award-winning trio Green Day and Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

Other talent previously announced includes the Avett Brothers, electronic dance music star Skrillex, Justice, Tomahawk, Say Anything, funk bassist Bootsy Collins, blues-rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Three-day general-admission passes are $175. Tickets are available via www.thevoodooexperience.com. For the first time, this year’s festival also will offer on-site camping inside New Orleans’ historic City Park.

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