Gaga to perform at Grammy Noms concert

26 10 2011

The forth annual Grammy Nominations Concert Live special has announced its first performers in Lady Gaga and country crooner Jason Aldean. The event takes place Wednesday, November 30 live from the Nokia Theatre L.A.

The event, which also announces the nominees for the upcoming 54th annual Grammy Awards show, is once again being hosted  (as well as produced)  by LL Cool J and will air on CBS.

Tickets for the event go on sale Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. PT, and are available online at http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com and via Ticketmaster.

The Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.





Lil Wayne does it again…almost

6 09 2011

Riding high off the ‘spirited’ performance he gave at last week’s MTV Video Music Awards, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV has sold 964,000 units in its first week according to Billboard. Though he doesn’t take the title from Lady Gaga’s Born This Way for top selling album of the year so far, it’s still an admirable feat. And with these kinds of numbers, second place isn’t a bad spot to be in. It’s becoming more and more clear that Lil Tunechi is running the rap game and will probably be doing so for some time. His Tha Carter III sold 1.01 million units in its first week and while this one falls a shade short, no one in rap can seem to touch him. If Jay and Kanye can’t do it, I guess no one can.





China bans top artists

26 08 2011

There are just some lines that China is not willing to cross when it comes to music. Chinese websites have until September 15 to take down 100 songs deemed too offensive

Most notable offenders include  Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Katy Perry.

For Queen Bey, the culprit is  ‘Who Run The World (Girls)’. I guess she said “who run this motha-f**ker” one too many times.

Lady Gaga is ahead of the pack with the most violations. They have banned 6 of the songs from Born This Way. They include  ‘Judas’, ‘The Edge Of Glory’, ‘Hair’, Marry The Night’, ‘Americano’ and ‘Bloody Mary’

Katy Perry  was tagged for  ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.). Ménage-a-trois, skinny dipping and being drunk are bad things in China Katy!

Bruno Mars ‘Just The Way You Are’ and ‘Grenade’ were also on the list. Really?!! I must have missed something when listening to those songs.

Well at least they all have the rest of the world to corrupt.





Kanye & Gaga invest in Turntable.fm

6 08 2011

Business Insider is reporting that Lady Gaga and Kanye West are both investing in music based social networking startup Turntable.fm. Users of the site can act as DJs and play music from their own computers as well as other libraries. Other members vote on whether any given DJ’s selections are “awesome” or “lame,” and avatars get DJ points based on how many “awesome” votes they accumulate. Members can also use the site to just listen to music if they want.

The two artists will reportedly be contributing to a $7.5 million financing round that’s being led by Union Square Ventures, which recently gave Turntable a $37.5 million valuation. Turntable is also planning an iPhone app that would allow multiple people at a party to request songs and wirelessly upload them to a playlist.

When they launched, the legality of the site was questioned because they had no deals in place with the record labels to cover all the music on the site.  Since then, the company has finalized licensing agreements with performing rights societies ASCAP and BMI. Bringing them closer to legitimacy on the publishing side.





Will Gaga play Winehouse?

5 08 2011

 

According to The Daily Star, Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks with Hollywood producers to play Amy Winehouse in a new movie about the singer’s life and tragic death last month.. “Lady Gaga worshipped Amy and would love nothing more than to transform herself into her idol on the big screen,” an insider told The Daily Star. “Gaga’s been itching to start doing movies and knows that a film about Amy’s tumultuous life of addiction, pain – and stunning artistic triumph – is the perfect vehicle to launch her big-screen career,” said another source.

We aren’t sure if this one is true, but we’re keeping our ear to the ground for further reports. Stay tuned.





Katy Perry tops VMA noms

21 07 2011

Katy Perry leads all MTV Video Music Awards nominations with 9 nods. Upon finding out she immediately took to twitter:

“OMG! I just got word that I’m nominated for 9 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS!!! I’m kinda speechless/nervous/turned on! NOW it’s up to YOU to VOTE!”

Following closely behind are Adele and Kanye West, who each have seven nominations. Bruno Mars gets four and Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj all have three.

Tune in Sunday night, August 28 at 9 pm to see who wins!





Lady Gaga and Cher to Duet

20 07 2011

Cher and Lady Gaga are in the process of recording “The Greatest Thing”. That’s a whole lot of diva for one song. Gaga co-produced the song with RedOne and it was given to Cher to record. Clearly the legend is happy about the collaboration, as she tweeted “Can’t wait till GaGa puts her voice on “The Greatest Thing” SHE WILL ROCK IT SO FKNG HARD!”

Can’t wait to hear the finished product.





Youtube shuts down Mother Monster! Or did they?

14 07 2011

It was reported earlier this week that Lady Gaga’s Youtube account had been suspended “due to multiple or severe violations of Youtube’s copyright policy”. Ummm…ok? According to Time Out Tokyo, her posting of footage from her SMAP x SMAP performance was the issue. The 10 minute clip features Mama Monster performing songs from her current opus Born This Way. Supposedly, the LadyGaga Official channel was removed earlier this week after the social site received a copyright infringement claim from Media Interactive, Inc., who seems to be the watchdog agency for Japanese content on the site. But good news monsters, seems all is not lost, Youtube has come to their senses. Here you go.








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