Some of the more interesting R&B-related news and rumors from the past week:
- Billboard magazine has launched a new chart called R&B Songs which will use a hybrid airplay/sales/streaming formula to rank the week's top R&B-only (non-rap) titles. The R&B Songs chart will feature 25 songs and be separate from the 50-song Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
- An attorney for Janet Jackson is demanding that Vanity Fair retract a story claiming Michael Jackson's 2009 burial was delayed because Janet had demanded the funeral not take place until she was reimbursed for the $40,000 burial-plot deposit she gave the cemetery.
- Trey Songz is embarking on a world tour next month in support of his Chapter V album, and during it, he'll travel everywhere from Los Angeles to Chicago to Dallas to Paris to London. The tour, which kicks off Nov. 17, is planned to last through Feb. 6, 2013.
- Keyshia Cole is appearing in yet another reality show. This one, which is with her husband, NBA player Daniel Gibson, is called "Keyshia & Daniel: Family First." The first episode aired Oct. 10 following the BET Hip Hop Awards.
- Rihanna has revealed the title and cover of her new album, as well as it's release date. Unapologetic, which is led by the first single, "Diamonds," will be in stores Nov. 17, 2012.
- In response to her controversial new music video, Marsha Ambrosius admits that she's had fantasies and sexual dreams about women, but denies being a lesbian.
- Dawn Richard has signed a deal to have physical copies of her upcoming debut solo album, Goldenheart, distributed to stores globally.
- Ne-Yo says the person that's at the top of the list of people he wants to work with is Adele.