Saturday, January 30, 2010
*Lady Gaga and Beyoncé will be filming the music video for their latest single “Telephone” today in Los Angeles! The theme of the video is women in prison, and Tyrese Gibson has been chosen as the leading man!
Reportedly, the casting call was looking for a lot of prison inmates and Lady Gaga and Beyoncé body doubles. It’s also rumored that the director is Jonas Åkerlund and the video is a continuation of the “Paparazzi” short film.
Voting has now opened for the BRITs! Gaga is up for three awards: Best International Female, Best International Album, and Best International Breakthrough – and fans can vote for Gaga in the Breakthrough category! Little monsters, help Gaga take home this award by voting here, and spread the word to your friends on Twitter & Facebook!
Lady Gaga was spotted greeting fans before her sold-out “Monster Ball” show at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday. Click the picture above to view the photos!
Photos: Splash via Celebrity Gossip
Lady Gaga has thanked fans around the world after they helped her raise more than $500,000 for earthquake-ravaged Haiti – in a single day!
The singer dedicated 24 January to raising funds for the Caribbean country, pledging to donate proceeds from a New York concert and merchandise sold on her website.
And at her concert on Tuesday at Purdue University, where she concluded the U.S. leg of her Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga announced the results of her fans’ donations. She told the audience:
“On Gaga For Haiti day, in just 24 hours, with very minimal marketing and planning, all the little monsters all over the world made over half a million dollars for Haiti relief. I know Bravado fell off their chair, that’s who sells all my merchandise – they couldn’t believe it! So let’s sing along for Haiti right now!”
Monday, January 25, 2010
Lady GaGa was spotted playing a sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall in New York last night. Among the audience members were Sting, Donald Trump, Barbara Walters and Keri Hilson.
Lady Gaga was spotted signing autographs for fans before her show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City
Lady Gaga was spotted arriving at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, January 23.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Another week, another milestone chart achievement for Lady Gaga!
The singer’s “Bad Romance” sets the record for most weekly plays registered in the 17-year history of Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay tally, as the cut logged 10,859 plays in the tracking week of January 11-17.
Airing on all 130 reporters monitored for the chart, “Bad Romance” received an average of 84 plays per station last week, or one spin every two hours on each panelist. “Bad Romance” reigns for a third week on Pop Songs, which, along with all Billboard charts, will be refreshed Thursday.
Lady Gaga’s smash passes the sum of 10,665 plays totaled by Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love” on the chart dated May 17, 2008. Here is a look at the titles that have notched the highest weekly plays totals on Pop Songs, a list that includes two tracks by Gaga:
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance (10,859)
Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love (10,665)
Pink – So What (10,495)
Timbaland feat. OneRepublic – Apologize (10,394)
Lady Gaga – Poker Face (10,379)
Two weeks ago, Lady Gaga became the first artist to send her first five singles to the Pop Songs summit when “Bad Romance” ascended to No. 1.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Lady Gaga has been confirmed as a performer at the 2010 BRIT Awards! The show will take place in the UK on Feb 16. The nominations will be announced later today.
Update: Lady Gaga is nominated for three awards: International Breakthrough Act, International Female Solo Artist and International Album.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Oprah.com — In only 15 months, pop sensation Lady Gaga has become the hottest performer in music right now. She’s sold 8 million records, earned six Grammy nominations and became the first artist in history to have four number one hits on a debut album. But before the costumes and chart-toppers, there was New Yorker Stefanie Joanna Angelina Germanotta.
Stefanie studied classical piano beginning when she was just 4 years old. By the time she reached high school, she was writing her own songs and eventually started performing in local night clubs. Only a few years later, she said goodbye to Stefanie and Lady Gaga was born.
These days, Lady Gaga says she prefers to be addressed as just Gaga. “It feels weird when people call me Lady,” she says. “It’s so formal.”
The superstar says her moniker was inspired by “Radio Gaga,” the song by Queen. “It was just a nickname that my friends had for me in New York and my producer, and it kind of stuck with me,” she says. “It was nice having a space for myself where I could feel safe and not feel like such a freak all the time.”
There’s one person who took a little while to adjust to Lady Gaga’s new persona: her father. When he first saw his daughter perform, Lady Gaga says she was wearing a leopard G-string and an Indian headdress at a night club called Lady Starlight. “He just thought I was completely nuts. He didn’t get it,” she says. “I don’t know if I really got it. I just know I really wanted to do it and believed it in it. I think it was the nature of doing these sort of shock art pop cultural commentary pieces.”
Lady Gaga says she still can’t believe how her life has evolved. “I really feel so blessed, and every day I can’t believe the amazing fans I have,” she says. “I’m so lucky.”
During her rise to fame, Lady Gaga became known for her outrageous outfits, but she says they’re all designed to make a statement. At the MTV Video Music Awards, she wore a red lace one-piece that covered her face, with a crown-like hat. “That’s an Alexander McQueen, and I added the hat to it,” she says. “It was meant to be a continuation of the VMA performance. So after the princess had been murdered by the paparazzi, the red lace was meant to symbolize sort of my eternal martyrdom.”
Another headline-making costume was made entirely of Kermit the Frog puppets. “I don’t like to wear fur, so it was my way of making a comment about fur because it looks like a bunch of dead Muppets,” she says.
Lady Gaga says the inspiration for her outfits comes naturally. “I put a lot of time and effort into everything I do, to the point that I do nothing else,” she says. “I work creatively all day.”
Lady Gaga says a typical day is spent working nonstop. “I wake up in the morning and I get on my computer and I have lists of references and reference boards with all of my materials on them, and I basically call the House of Gaga all day and argue with them about what I want to do while they tell me, ‘You can’t do that,’” she says. “And I say, ‘Yes, I can bleed to death on domestic television if want to!’ So, for me, it’s all about being provocative, not just getting people’s attention. It’s about really saying something that affects people in a real way and a positive way.”
One the biggest statements she tries to make is about fame and the media. “All the things I do in terms of fame and the fame monster is meant to make it a bit easier to swallow this kind of horrific media world that we live in,” she says.
Despite her stardom, Lady Gaga says she doesn’t have many famous friends. “I don’t really have a tremendous connection to the celebrity world,” she says. “My friendships are really with my fans, and that’s how I really communicate. My vision is through them and through music.”
So what’s the message Lady Gaga wants to send to her fan base? “I want them to free themselves, and I want them to be proud of who they are,” she says. “I want them to celebrate all the things they don’t like about themselves the way that I did, and to be truly happy from the inside.”