LADY GAGA & JOHN MAYER TOP ITUNES CHART
Lady Gaga’s latest single “Bad Romance” is the most downloaded single on iTunes. The tune held off “Tik Tok,” by Ke$ha and previous number one “Fireflies,” by Owl City. Meanwhile John Mayer’s Battle Studies is the most downloaded album, followed by Justin Beiber’s debut My World, Norah Jones’ The Fall, Them Crooked Vultures and Waking Up by One Republic.
GAGA BUYS HER FANS PIZZA
Lady Gaga insists that her career is all about her fans, and she continues to prove it. According to TMZ, the pop star sent over one thousand-dollars worth of pizza to her fans waiting in line for her to sign her new album The Fame Monster at a Los Angeles Best Buy on Monday. Learn more at TMZ.com.
SEE LADY GAGA ON LENO
Lady Gaga followed up her American Music Awards performance on Sunday night by appearing on The Jay Leno Show on Monday. The singer-songwriter did a version of her song “Bad Romance” and also sat down with the comedian for an interview. Check it all out now at Hulu.com.
DARKCHILD TEAMS UP WITH GAGA
Before Beyonce ever jumped on the official remix to Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” single, the pop star took her time recording it with mega-producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. The hitmaker recently released a video blog of a studio session with Gaga and together they explain how the song came together. It took them a year to complete!
JUSTIN BEIBER FRACTURES FOOT ON STAGE
According to Mojo In the Morning, Justin Bieber tripped on stage and fractured his foot during a performance in England. He was taken to the hospital, had a boot placed on his foot and has to walk with the help of crutches. Bieber is currently opening for Taylor Swift in the U-K and the show must go on. The young singer will be forced to perform in a chair or on crutches.
MILEY CYRUS TOUR BUS CRASH UPDATE
The driver who died when Miley Cyrus’ tour bus crashed last week may have been going through a cardiac arrest. According to Access Hollywood, the show obtained a clip of an emergency dispatch call indicating that Bill Douglas had a heart attack, causing the bus to crash. Learn more at PerezHilton.com.
COLDPLAY SIDE PROJECT HAS A RELEASE DATE
Apparatjik, the new side project from Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman, are about to drop some new music. The first single from the band is called “Electric Eye” and will be released this Monday. According to NME.com, the band is also working their debut disc but there is not yet a release date for that.
PUDDLE OF MUDD ARE INSPIRED
Billboard.com caught up with Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin recently. The singer, who likes to write tunes at 4:30 in the morning, told the outlet that his wife was his inspiration for many of the songs on the band’s new disc. The effort is called Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate, and is set to hit stores December 8th.
USHER DELAYS RAYMOND VS RAYMOND AGAIN
According to MTV News, Usher’s upcoming Raymond Vs. Raymond album has been delayed for the second time. The project was initially scheduled to arrive December 21st, however a rep from the singer’s camp explained to MTV that “the album is so strong that we want to give it the opportunity to have the proper setup before coming out.” A new release date has not yet been announced. It’s also unknown if Usher will release a second single this year or not. <WM>
According to Nielsen SoundScan, Usher’s last album, Here I Stand, has sold 1.2-million units. The entertainer’s largest-selling album is 2004’s Confessions, which moved over 9.7-million units.
CHAMILLONAIRE WON’T BE HOME FOR TURKEY DAY
We recently spoke to Chamillonaire about his upcoming Venom album and what he’s willing to sacrifice to make an official comeback. The “Good Morning” rapper told us that the key to becoming successful is giving your all, even during family gatherings and holidays. The rapper explained why he won’t be home for Thanksgiving (See Related Cut #8). Fans can expect his Venom album to drop in February 2010.
SNOOP RELEASES MIXTAPE
Snoop Dogg’s upcoming Malice N Wonderland will arrive in stores soon, but the rapper has decided to release a mixtape to help tide his fans over. The Doggfather has put together 19-track mixtape titled I Wanna Rock. Head over to RapRadar.com to download yours now! Meanwhile, Malice N Wonderland drops on December 8th.
NIVEA DENIES BABY RUMORS
Last week, we reported that Lil Wayne and Nivea had their first child together. However, the “Don’t Mess With My Man” singer has announced on Twitter that she is still very much pregnant with Weezy’s fourth baby. Nivea tweeted “so far [everything] you’ve heard or read is false, sorry!” When the baby is finally born, it will be her fourth child as well — she had three kids with her ex-husband The Dream.
R KELLY UNLEASHES “PREGNANT”
Rap-Up.com has gotten their hands on a new song from R Kelly titled “Pregnant.” The King of baby-making music has teamed up with Tyrese, Robin Thicke and The Dream on this steamy song. Fans can expect Kelz to unleash his upcoming Untilted effort on Tuesday.
JOHN MAYER TALKS DATING
It may seem like all fun and games for John Mayer, seeing as he’s previously been surrounded by the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson, but the singer-songwriter insists that dating for him is actually quite difficult. According to an interview he did with the New York Times, Mayer said, “It’s crazy to me that in my head, that being 32 and dating women is going to get me in trouble. I can’t even explain to you how terrible that feels, that I equate dating a woman with punishment, shame, guilt, disappointment, reproach, reprimand, persecution. It’s a nightmare.”
DAY26 LEAVES DIDDY’S BAD BOY LABEL
During an interview with AOL’s The Boombox, Willie Taylor of Day26 revealed that the group has officially parted ways with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records. The band hopes this will now allow fans to focus on their “artistry” instead of the entertainment Making The Band provided viewers. In addition, the R&B group will begin recording a new album next year. This comes just weeks after Diddy opted to sign a distribution deal with Interscope Records instead of renewing with Atlantic Records.
TAYLOR SWIFT’S SECRET GARDEN
Taylor Swift is getting close to her 20th birthday — December 3rd — but she has already given herself a big present — a three bedroom condo. Since this is Taylor’s first home away from her parent’s house, she is overseeing the entire gutting and decorating process. With floor to ceiling windows that overlook downtown Nashville, Taylor says she’s going for “A secret-garden, whimsical, enchanted, antique vibe…My life is so real. I have a schedule I follow every day, and I try to think logically and practically. So I’d kind of like to come home and have the walls be purple!”
MUPPETS TAKE QUEEN
With Thanksgiving tomorrow, here is a video for you to be grateful for. It’s the Muppets performing Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Watch the entire cast take on the hit by searching YouTube for “The Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody.”