Faith Hill's return to her country roots earns the songstress her third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Fireflies." Her sixth effort for Warner Bros. Nashville sold 329,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and is also her third album to top Billboard's Top Country Albums list. Lead single "Mississippi Girl" is No. 3 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
Upholding the terms of a January plea bargain that allowed DMX (real name: Earl Simmons) to avoid prison, a New Jersey judge agreed to allow the rapper to lend his voice to public service announcements against animal abuse as part of his sentence for animal cruelty.
Rapper DMX (real name: Earl Simmons) will produce public service announcements telling children to stay away from guns and be kind to animals under terms of a plea bargain with Bergen County, N.J., authorities. DMX avoided prison time yesterday (Jan. 9) by pleading guilty to 13 counts of animal cruelty, two counts of maintaining a nuisance, and one count each of disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia.