Bob Dylan’s face adorned Chinese magazines in anticipation of his Wednesday concert in Beijing. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

- The Recording Academy has announced that there will be 31 less Grammys handed out next year. The Academy has decided to cut 31 awards, bringing the total down from 109 to 78. Check out the breakdown.

- Britney Spears has the top selling album in America — her underwhelming “Femme Fatale” is the sixth chart-topper of her career. Rapper Wiz Khalifa ’s much-anticipated “Rolling Papers” came in second on this week’s Billboard chart.

 - Clicky shuffle, your random song for Thursday morning:

Black Flag, “Rise Above”