Artpop

Lady Gaga Opens Up About Do What U Want Music Video

As many loyal Lady Gaga fans know, her  music video for her second single featuring R. Kelly ‘Do What U Want’ has still not been released. The always outrageous performer recently explained in a an interview about the delay and what really happened:  Read below!

“It is late because, just like with the Applause video unfortunately, I was given a week to plan and execute it. It is very devastating for someone like me, I devote every moment of my life to creating fantasies for you. All my my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored. Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result. Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need trillions. I was not enough for some people. They wanted more. I am very grateful to the photographers and designers who have always stood by me to make sure my fans are never aware of the things that happen behind the scenes, but unfortunately after my surgery I was too sick, too tired, and too sad to control the damage on my own. My label was not aware that this was going on. The next few months of ARTPOP will truly be its beginning. Because those who did not care about ARTPOP’s success are now gone, and the dreams I have been planning can now come to fruition. Please forgive me that I did not foresee this coming, I never thought after all the years of hard work that those I called friends and partners would ever care so little at a time I needed them the most. Give me a chance to show you the meaning of seeing art all around you. Open your hearts to me again that I may show you the joy of us coming together through our talents, that we are stronger as a unit than when we are alone. Let me be for you the Goddess that I know I truly am, let me show you the visions that have been in my mind for two years. I love you. Forgive me monsters. Forgive me ARTPOP. You are my whole world.”

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Lady Gaga Rules Billboard.com’s Readers Poll 2013

Put your hands up, make ’em touch: Lady Gaga is the ruler of Billboard.com’s 2013 Readers’ Poll, which allowed pop music fans far and wide to vote for their favorite albums, songs, videos and performances of the past year. Gaga, who returned in late 2013 with her “ARTPOP” opus, emerged in a superstar-laden field and claimed the poll’s top prize: the 2013 MVP.

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Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera Perform on The Voice Finale

On Thursday Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera Perform on The Voice Finale was a top story. Here is the recap: (Radio.com) On Wednesday night (Dec. 17), Lady Gaga ditched R. Kelly for a much shorter, blonder duet partner in Christina Aguilera. Wearing matching lame outfits, the two women teamed up for a special performance of Gaga’s ARTPOP track, “Do What U Want” on the finale of The Voice.

Mother Monster started the song on her own before Aguilera joined in at the 1:35 minute mark. The two then faced off in the middle of the stage before grabbing one another hands, taking a seat on the chaise lounge and sharing a bit of the bubbly.

Since 2010, when Aguilera took some jabs at Gaga in an interview with Out Magazine, saying she was “nice to look at,” it’s been rumored that the two were at odds. But from the looks of their handholding performance, things are copacetic between the two.

In an interview with E!, Gaga said she actually asked if she could perform with the pop diva. “I was really excited because The Voice called and wanted me to perform on the finale and I obviously can’t refuse,” Gaga explained. “It’s such an amazing show and I said, ‘I’ll do it, but I want to know if Christina will do it with me.'”
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Lady Gaga and Belvedere Vodka Celebrate Artpop Album Launch At Annabel’s

Last night, Lady Gaga and Belvedere Vodka, returned to Annabel’s for an intimate performance of songs from the Grammy® Award-winning artist’s new album ARTPOP, released in November. In 2011, the music and fashion icon held a similar private performance to launch Born This Way and both Belvedere Vodka and Annabel’s were thrilled to welcome her back.

To celebrate the launch of the chart-topping album ARTPOP and the third anniversary ofBelvedere Vodka’s partnership with (RED), Lady Gaga performed new tracks in front of an intimate crowd at one of London’s most prestigious member’s clubs, Annabel’s. The event supported the (BELVEDERE)RED Special Edition bottle which raises proceeds for the Global Fund, the world’s leading financier of programs to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Lady Gaga performed ARTPOP, Poker Face, Dope and Do What U Want tracks, three from her new album, for the many VIP guests in attendance including Adele, Sting and Trudie Styler, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emma Watson Bar Rafaeli, Douglas Booth, Eddie Redmayne, Jessie J, Chelsea Davy, Boris Becker, Bryan Ferry, Hayley Atwell, Michael McIntyre, Emile Sande, Tinie Tempah, Christopher Kane, Natalie Massenet, Arizona Muse, Richard E Grant, Philip Treacy, Suki Waterhouse, Sally Greene, Nicky Haslam, Irina Ambromavich, James Blunt & Sofia Wellesley.

Throughout the evening guests enjoyed Belvedere specialty cocktails and following Lady Gaga’s performance, rising pop star, Charli XCX, entertained guests with a special DJ set that carried on into the early morning hours.

“I think it is very important to join the fight against Aids and HIV and think it is wonderful that belvedere and Annabel’s are supporting and had this event this evening,” says Lady Gaga. “The more we can educate people the more we control the problem. I think it is really wonderful they are involved and think all major corporations should join the fight.”

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Lady Gaga Announces ARTPOP Ball Tour Dates

Little Monsters have been waiting for this…  Lady Gaga just dropped the schedule for her artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour!

Kicking off May 4th in Fort Lauderdale, the traveling circus will hit cities all over the continent until the leg wraps in Los Angeles on July 21st.

And tickets for all of Mother Monster’s gigs will go on sale on Monday, December 9th at 10:00am Eastern Time.

The 2014 artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour dates are as follows:

May 4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
May 6 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
May 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
May 10 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
May 13 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
May 15 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
May 18 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
May 20 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
May 22 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
May 25 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
May 26 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
May 28 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
May 30 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
June 2 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
June 3 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
June 30 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
July 2 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
July 9 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
July 11 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 14 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
July 16 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
July 17 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
July 19 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center

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The Making of The Life-Size Lady Gaga Doll-Video

Lady Gaga  has been turned into a life-size robot – manufacturers in Japan have created high-tech dolls of the singer featuring tracks from her new album ARTPOP.
The Applause hitmaker is in the country to promote the release of her latest record, and on Wednesday (Nov.27) she came face to face with robots which were eerily made in her likeness.
Gaga posted a photo of herself sitting in between two identical dolls, along with the caption, “Who needs Barbie when you can own your own life size pop star that sings to you.”
According to the Gaga Doll website, music from Artpop blasts through a speaker hidden in the mannequins.

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Photo Alert: Lady Gaga Channels Bianca Jagger at Studio 54 on Human Horseback at AMA’s

According to VIBE.COM, “Lady Gaga is know for her grand entrances. From face nests to eggs, Mother Monster has always managed to be the show stopper on the red carpet. The 2013 American Music Awards red carpet was no exception. Playing off the disco-vibe of her new album ARTPOP, Gaga arrived to the AMA red carpet on a white, human horse. Gaga called her entrance a nod to the ol’ Studio 54 days, where Bianca Jagger famously arrived to the infamous New York City club on a white horse in 1977 for her birthday. Gaga’s horse was human, made up of several people who were inside the Trojan Horse-looking thing. As for surprises, she revealed that her performance tonight at the AMAs would be “American-themed” and include a cameo from R. Kelly, whom she danced with during her recent SNL stint.” The Lady wore head-to-toe Versace.

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