1 Ashanti makes a triumphant return to R&B with her new single That's What We Do, a collaboration with R Kelly. The song is a ballad, and will be featured on her upcoming album Braveheart.
2 Solange Knowles has ended her four-year musical hiatus since the release of her critically acclaimed sophomore project Sol-Angel and the Hadley St Dreams, as she dropped Losing You, a new single and video shot in Cape Town, South Africa.
3 Rapper Nas pays homage to the life of his longtime friend and musical collaborator, Amy Winehouse, in the video for their new chart bubbling single Cherry Wine.
4 US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has come under attack by some members of the educational media fraternity due to his wish to cut funding for the television station PBS, if he is elected president. Educational programmes that appear on PBS include the children's favourite Sesame Street.
5 The popular National Hockey League (NHL) that's based in Canada and the United States, will experience a two-week lockout in the upcoming season due to a revenue share dispute between team owners and the players association. This will result in over 80 games being cancelled.