Some of the more interesting R&B-related news and rumors from the past week:
- Trey Songz now has his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. His fifth album, Chapter V, landed at the top of the chart in its first week out with 135,000 copies sold. His previous album, 2010's Passion, Pain & Pleasure, debuted and peaked at No. 2 with 240,000 copies sold.
- The TV One network is denying rumors that singer Nicci Gilbert-Daniels is being axed from the upcoming second season of the reality show "R&B Divas." A source had claimed that Nicci was "a terror" to work with on the show and that she could be replaced by singer Kelly Price.
- Stevie Wonder has issued a clarification after saying in an interview that some gay people might be "confused" about their sexuality. He said in the apology: "Clearly, love is love, between a man and a woman, a woman and a man, a woman and a woman and a man and a man."
- R&B singer-songwriter Miguel is touring this fall in support of his upcoming sophomore album, Kaleidoscope Dream, which is due to drop Oct. 2, 2012. Starting in early September, he's performing a series of shows in major cities across the U.S.
- The Canadian emo-R&B singer known as The Weeknd has announced that he's touring North America this fall, beginning with a Sept. 18 show in Camden, New Jersey.
- Prince has announced that he'll perform several shows in Chicago, starting with a Sept. 24 performance at the United Center. Tickets go on sale Sept. 6.
- Ne-Yo and Toni Braxton will each be profiled on the upcoming season of the VH1 show "Behind the Music" this fall.
- Kem's third annual concert to help Detroit's homeless population attracted 50,000 attendees.