LADY A MAKES HISTORY WITH MOST DOWNLOADED SONG
Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” is now the most downloaded country song of all time. Lady A’s Dave Haywood says making a hit like “Need You Now” takes several great minds, all thinking alike. The triple-Platinum single surpassed Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” to become the most downloaded country song in history.
MORE “BORN THIS WAY” GLEE INFO
Some more info about the “Born This Way” episode of Glee has been announced. According to USA Today, the hit FOX program will air a 90-minute episode on April 26th, with Matthew Morrison’s character of “Mr. Schuester” teaching a “valuable lesson about self-acceptance” through the music of Lady Gaga. Read more at USAToday.com.
NICOLE FROM PCD LOVES GAGA
Nicole Scherzinger could always tell that Lady Gaga was destined for greatness. In an interview with Attitude magazine, the Pussycat Dolls lead singer spoke about her group and Gaga going on tour together years ago, saying that she could tell “she was an artist even when she didn’t have a big production of the money,” and that she always knew Gaga was “a monster in the most wonderful, beautiful way.”
“BORN THIS WAY” IS TOP DANCE TRACK
Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” just keeps on going and going. The song has just reached the summit of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart, giving the pop star her seventh number one overall on that particular chart.
BRITNEY MAKES CHART HISTORY
Britney Spears may have sold less albums of her latest effort, Femme Fatale, than she wanted to, but she still debuted at number one, which means she has a lot of things to be proud of. According to PerezHilton.com, Brit has now had number one albums in three different decades, and is the only female artist to have six records debut at number one.
BIEBER PLAYS SOCCER IN BARCELONA
Justin Beiber recently held a concert in Barcelona, Spain, but he took a little time beforehand to visit FC Barcelona and play a some soccer with one of the best teams in the world — and he’s pretty good, too. Check out the video of Justin’s time on the pitch on YouTube now.
KRIS ALLEN AND SAM JACKSON?
Kris Allen is in the studio and he had something pretty interesting things to say about a song that he’s been working on. The former American Idol took to his Twitter to explain that his new tune “sounds like Samuel L. Jackson should sing it,” and that it will “make sense when you hear it.” Hope so, because that doesn’t really make much sense now.
KELLY CLARKSON PERFORMS ON ELLEN
Earlier in the week, Kelly Clarkson made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in Orlando, Florida and played a fantastic medley of her greatest hits, including “Since U Been Gone,” “Walk Away” and more. Don’t worry if you missed it because you can check it out at Ellen.WarnerBros.com.
CHRISTINA IS INSPRIATIONAL
Because of her hit song “Beautiful,” Christina Aguilera has been named the “most inspirational pop star for gay people” of the last decade. According to ContactMusic.com, equality charity Stonewall voted Christina atop the list, which also included Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Katy Perry’s “Firework.”
LIL JON NOT INVOLVED WITH VIVID PORNO
Earlier this week, there were reports that Lil Jon directed a pornographic film called Club Lil Jon for Vivid Video. However, the King Of Crunk has released a statement explaining he “is not currently involved or associated” with the project. A rep explained, “This is the second of two videos Lil Jon hosted and filmed back in 2005, and has since moved on from this business venture.” There you have it.
LIL WAYNE’S EX COMPLETES HER BOOK
Lil Wayne’s ex-wife, Antonia “Toya” Carter, has finally completed her book that we told you about last year. The reality star penned Priceless Inspirations, which serves as an inspirational book for teenage girls. The project will be available in book stores on April 15th.
WIZ KHALIFA PREPS mtvU MOVIES &MUSIC FESTIVAL
We’ve just learned Wiz Khalifa has been tapped to headline the 3rd Annual mtvU Movies and Music Festival. Those who attend the three-city event will see hot performances and exclusive movie trailers. The rapper is expected to perform hits off his latest album, Rolling Papers. You can expect the Movies & Music Festival to air on mtvU on May 16th, which will help build anticipation for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. Visit MTV.com for more.
SNOOP TAPPED FOR 2ND ANNUAL MARIJUANA EXPO
According to BallerStatus.com, Snoop Dogg has been tapped to perform during The Music Festival and Medical Marijuana Expo. The event, which will include performances from Cypress Hill, Travis Barker and Stephen Marley, takes place in San Bernardino, California on June 11th. For more info, visit SpringGathering.com.
SPECIAL DURAN DURAN VINYL TO BE RELEASED
Duran Duran fans are in for a treat. According to a press release, the band is going to be releasing a limited vinyl collector’s edition of their new album All You Need Is Now. Only 500 are being made, and each will be individually numbered and signed by the band. They’re going to be first available on Record Store Day, April 16th. Learn more at DuranDuran.com.
PANIC AT THE DISCO PLAN TO DRESS UP THE STAGE FOR UPCOMING TOUR
Panic at the Disco say their live show is evolving. The band told Billboard their shows will get bigger on their tour even though they will be playing small venues. The pair says they will “dress up the stage” for the Vices & Virtues trek and want to take fans to another place saying, “You’re at our show now, welcome.” For tour dates, visit PanicAtTheDisco.com.
NEW DETAILS ON MARY J BLIGE’S NEXT ALBUM
Mary J Blige recently announced that her next studio album, My Life II, The Journey Continues, will be released this fall. In addition to receiving contributions from Danja, Kanye West, Stargate and Swizz Beatz, the Queen of Hip Hop Soul has teamed up with super-producer Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis. Rap-Up.com reports the hitmaker has completed five songs for Mary and said of the project, “Everything is all lovely with a hard bottom, but very melodic, clean music. You know Mary, she always comes with bangers.” Be sure to get your copy on September 20th.
RIVERS CUOMO IN THE STUDIO
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is in the studio these days. We’re not sure what he’s working on but he has been tweeting non-stop about creating new material. The frontman even shared a silly clip of him singing “There’s No Business Like Show Business” for fans on YouTube. Weezer get back on the road later this month, playing the Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil in Birmingham, Alabama on April 29th.
BEHIND THE SCENES AT KINGS OF LEON’S STORYTELLERS
The season opener for the new season of Vh1 Storytellers was taped in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday night. Kings of Leon played a set worthy of a stadium full of music lovers for only a few fans in an intimate setting. Starting off the night with a bit of nerves, it seemed that lead singer Caleb Followill was weary of telling the truth behind the band’s numerous hits. The guys played a musical timeline of songs that brought them fame first in the U-K, then in the United States, like “Taper Jean Girl” and “Molly’s Chambers.” Caleb loosened up after admitting to the crowd that this gig was “nerve-wracking.” The band played all their big hits like “Sex on Fire,” “Use Somebody” and “Radioactive.” Their Storytellers premieres on Vh1 on May 13th.