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JAMES TAYLOR ALBUM IS NO. 1

Singer-songwriter James Taylor, 67, raced ahead of pop singers Adam Lambert and Hilary Duff to score his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday. That was almost 50 years since his self-titled debut album came out in 1968. Before This World, his first studio release of new songs in 13 years, sold 97,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures.

LABEOUF INJURED ON SET OF AMERICAN HONEY

Actor Shia LaBeouf, 29, suffered "minimal injuries" on his head and hand on the North Dakora set of his movie American Honey, his agent said. He received stitches at a hospital on Tuesday.

WONDER GIRLS TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM

K-pop's Wonder Girls are planning a comeback with a new album in August, ending their three-year hiatus, said management agency JVP Entertainment. They will return as a quartet with Yubin, Hyelim, Yenny and Sunmi, minus original members Sunye and Sohee. They wrapped up their music video shoot on Wednesday, said The Korea Herald.

ALIBABA INVESTS IN NEW TOM CRUISE MOVIE

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba made its first move into Hollywood on Wednesday, announcing that its film arm would invest in the next Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, starring Tom Cruise. It opens on July 31 in much of the world.

CONCERT VENUE CHANGES

The venue for the upcoming concerts by Australian singer Cody Simpson on Aug 10 and Croatian cellists 2Cellos on July 16 has been changed to Kallang Theatre. Ticket prices remain the same.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2015, with the headline ''. Print Edition | Subscribe