--Stevie Wonder will host the Jonas Brothers, Robin Thicke, Charlie Wilson and Mary Mary at his 14th annual House Full of Toys benefit concert. The concert takes place Dec. 12 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Wonder is a Grammy Award nominee in the best male pop vocal performance category for “All About the Love Again.” The track is from Hidden Beach Recordings’s CD/DVD set commemorating Barack Obama’s inauguration, “Change Is Now: Renewing America’s Promise.”

--Barak Records will digitally release Slum Village’s “Villa Manifesto” EP on
Dec. 15. The release follows the untimely death of group member Titus
“Baatin” Glover in August. The full “Villa Manifesto” CD is slated for
release in February. Sporting production by Pete Rock, Young RJ and Hi-Tek, the CD will also feature all the Slum Village members, including surviving original member T3, Elzhi, Baatin and the late Jay Dee (aka J. Dilla). Also on Barak’s 2010 schedule: the 10th anniversary limited edition of Slum Village’s first album, titled “Fantastic Vol. 2.10,” and debut solo albums by T3 (“Night Gallery”) and Young RJ (“Smoke and Mirrors”).

--Queen Emily, a finalist on the 2008 season of “America’s Got Talent,” has signed with Malaco Records. The Mississippi-based label is slated to release her yet-untitled solo album in first quarter 2010. The singer also has a role in the movie “Section B,” due out in 2010.

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