The Voice

Lady Gaga & Christina Aguilera to Release ‘Do What U Want’ Remix from THE VOICE, 1/1

Amazon announced today that Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera will release their “Do What U Want” remix from their performance on NBC’s “The Voice” tomorrow, January 1st.

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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, Celine Dion, NE-YO and OneRepublic to Perform on Fall Finale of "The Voice"

Lady Gaga will perform her current single “Do What U Want,” from her latest release, “ARTPOP.” R. Kelly is originally featured on the song, and he and Lady Gaga shared the stage when she appeared on the Nov. 16 telecast of “Saturday Night Live.” Dion will duet with NE-YO on the song “Incredible” from her new album, “Loved Me Back to Life.” OneRepublic will perform the song “I Lived” from its recent album, “Native.”

Other high-profile performers are set to be announced over the next few days.

An original single by OneRepublic founder Ryan Tedder, who serves as the in-house songwriter-producer on “The Voice,” will be written specifically for the new champion and sung at the show’s conclusion.

Lady Gaga is a musical and cultural icon, having sold more than 27 million albums and 130 million singles worldwide. She has won five Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards. In addition to “ARTPOP,” which was released in November, Lady Gaga’s albums have been huge successes, spawning major tours and TV specials. Her debut album, “The Fame” (2008), sold more than 15 million albums and “Born This Way” broke the iTunes record for the fastest rise to No. 1 on its release day.

In 2013, Time magazine named Lady Gaga the second most influential person of the decade. She is one of the biggest forces in social media with more than 60 million likes on Facebook and over 40 million followers on Twitter. She is also a global activist and philanthropist, having been an outspoken supporter of many important issues including LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS awareness, body image issues and youth empowerment.

Dion has sold more than 220 million albums around the world and is one of the most successful performers in pop music history. She has been awarded five Grammy Awards, including record of the year and best female pop vocal performance for “My Heart Will Go On” in 1998, and album of the Year and Best Pop Album for “Falling Into You” in 1996.

“Loved Me Back to Life,” which has been a top seller across the globe, is Dion’s first English-language album in six years. She recently booked 35 more dates for the spring/summer of 2014, continuing her long-standing residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Dion is well known for selling out the Colosseum in an historic initial five-year run where sold more than 3 million tickets.

NE-YO is a three-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, producer and actor who has sold over 10 million records worldwide and earned three Billboard No.1 albums over the past five years. NE-YO has written songs for Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie, amongst others. With roles in “Stomp the Yard,” “Battle” Los Angeles” and “Red Tails,” NE-YO continues to build his brand not only as a musician but as an actor. He currently serves as VP of A&R at Motown Records.

OneRepublic took the world by storm in 2007 with their debut release “Dreaming Out Loud.” The album included the smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s “Waking Up,” produced three singles: “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life.” OneRepublic released their third studio album, “Native,” in March where it debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The set includes hits “If I Lose Myself,” “Feel Again” and new single “Counting Stars,” which is currently at No. 3 in Top 40 radio.

The band has toured the world, headlining dates in the U.S. and Europe and opening for Bon Jovi and U2.

Monday’s edition of “The Voice” is the season’s #1 reality show and #4 series overall on the broadcast networks in adults 18-49 with a 5.0 rating, 13 share (rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game show). In total viewers, Monday’s “Voice” is averaging 14.8 million persons, an increase versus one year ago (13.6 million) of 8% or 1.2 million persons, while Tuesday’s edition is up 14% or more than 1.7 million viewers (14.0 million vs. 12.3 million). “The Voice” has led NBC to adult 18-49 victories among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox on 10 of 11 Mondays so far this season.

“The Voice” is a presentation of Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc., Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who executive produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.

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The Voice Season 5: Cher, Ed Sheeran, Miguel, Ryan Tedder Officially Named Advisers

The final pieces of the puzzle have been set into place for Season 5 of”The Voice,” with the revelation that two of the hottest one-name acts in music are coming aboard to advise Blake Shelton and CeeLo Green’s teams.

NBC announced on Monday (Sept. 9) that Green has enlisted the talents of Grammy-nominated singer Miguel to mentor his team during the Battle Rounds, while Shelton has landed someone you may have heard of — Cher. The two join previously announced advisers Ryan Tedder (working with Adam Levine)and Ed Sheeran (working with Christina Aguilera).

“This group of wildly successful musicians will add their distinctive talents to their respective teams” Paul Telegdy, NBC’s late night and alternative programming president said in a statement. “I know Christina, Adam, CeeLo and Blake are very much looking forward to having them come aboard.”

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Cher On Her Long Awaited Return To The Stage: I’m a Chicken!"

Considering she’s one of the foremost fashion and music icons in the world, we doubt very much that Cher is, as she describes herself, “a chicken”. But, talking to The Hollywood Reporter, the 67-year-old admitted how scared she was at taking to the stage for the first time in over a decade.

The legendary singer was performing at The Voice finale, showing off a new track from her upcoming album. “It’s the first time I’ve been onstage or singing live — the last time I think was with Tina [Turner] and I think that was about five or seven years ago,” she explains. “And before that — I can’t even remember the last time I was on TV before that.” Needless to say, she belted out Woman’s World – off her upcoming album, Closer to the Truth – with the kind of audacity and aplomb that launched her to stardom, but that’s not to say there weren’t any butterflies. “It’s very exciting and it makes you feel elated, but it’s also kind of scary. And I’m a big chicken  anyway,” she added.

Closer to the Truth, which will be hitting stores on September 24, is Cher’s first album since 2002’s Living Proof. “I actually did a couple of different things in this album,” she says. “I ventured into places I haven’t gone and I really enjoyed that. I kind of took some chances in this album and then when they turned out to be good, I was really happy.”

Blake Shelton’s Contestant Danielle Bradbery Wins The Voice

On Tuesday’s season finale of The Voice, 16-year-old Texas native Danielle Bradbery beat Michelle Chamuel and the Swon Brothers for the winning title. Bradbery was so emotional after her win that she struggled to finish her final performance on The Voice stage.

“I don’t even know right now. I’m so thankful. I’m sorry … I’m speechless,” she said.

Earlier in the night, Bradbery praised her coach Blake Shelton for his guidance throughout the season. “You’re an amazing coach and you’re an amazing person,” she said. “You taught me so much and I’m so thankful to have you in my life and I love you so much.”

This is Shelton’s third Voice win – his contestants Jermaine Paul and Cassadee Pope won season 2 and season 3 respectively.

“I think it’s the most important win we have had so far on The Voice because Danielle is the first winner of The Voice that had no professional experience in the past,” he told People magazine on Tuesday. “Her biggest performances ever were for her family at Thanksgiving.”

“People are just wrapped around her finger for a reason,” Shelton added. “God sprinkled just a little bit more on Danielle Bradbery than he did the rest of us and I’m just glad to call her a friend.”

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Cher Celebrates Release of New Single "Woman’s World" With Global Livestream During Appearance on NBC’s "The Voice" Tuesday, June 18th at 615pm PDT

Here’s another Cher update a rep just sent me….

Cher will be participating in a very special 30 minute livestream that will be broadcast globally atnew.livestream.com on Tuesday, June 18th at 615pm PDT in conjunction with the TV debut of her new single “Woman’s World” on the season finale of NBC’s “The Voice.” “Woman’s World” is the first song from her upcoming and highly anticipated new Warner Bros. studio album which will be released on September 24th.

Cher will be tweeting throughout the show at twitter.com/cher. Fans can submit questions ahead of time on Twitter using #CherLivestream or during the event using #AskCher.

Cher’s appearance on NBC’s “The Voice” is her first live TV performance in over a decade.

“Woman’s World” will be released in the US and Canada digitally simultaneous to her livestream and NBC’s “The Voice” appearance — on June 18th. Fans in the US and Canada can pre order Cher’s new album on iTunes, Amazon or Cher.com.

Cher counts Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and several Golden Globes amongst her long list of awards. Her multi-platinum “Believe” album which sold 20 million copies contained the single “Believe” selling 11 million copies. Cher is the only artist to have a No. 1 single on the Billboard pop charts in each of the last six decades.

New Cher Studio Album Scheduled for September 24th — First New Album in 12 Years on Warner Bros. Records

Cher will be performing the song “Woman’s World,” the first single from her upcoming and highly anticipated new studio album on the season closer of NBC’s “The Voice,” it was announced today. This will be Cher’s first live TV performance in over a decade.

“Woman’s World” will be simultaneously released digitally on June 18th when fans can pre order Cher’s new album on iTunes, Amazon or Cher.

Most recently Cher co-hosted the TNT “Women in Film” Series with Robert Osborne and produced the Lifetime show “Dear Mom, Love Cher” which aired last month and is expected to be released on DVD later this year.

Cher counts Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and several Golden Globes amongst her long list of awards. Her multi-platinum “Believe” album which sold 20 million copies contained the single “Believe” selling 11 million copies. Cher is the only artist to have a No. 1 single on the Billboard pop charts in each of the last six decades.

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