EXCLUSIVE! LADY GAGA TALKS FIRST CD SHE BOUGHT
MTV has released a new clip from Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside, an hour-long special airing Thursday night. In the clip, Gaga talks about the first CD she ever bought, which was Green Day’s debut album Dookie. She goes on to talk about being influenced by Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and more. Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside premieres on Thursday, May 26th at 9 PM Eastern and will air again at 11 PM Eastern.
See the full trailer here: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1664258/lady-gaga-trailer.jhtml
GAGA RULES THE iTUNES CHART
It shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, but Lady Gaga’s new album, Born This Way, is doing quite well on the charts already. According to PerezHilton.com, on the first day of its release, the record hit number one on the iTunes chart in 22 different countries, including the U-S, Spain, Japan, and Australia, amongst others. If you haven’t already, download your copy on iTunes now.
AMAZON APOLOGIZES FOR GAGA DELAY
Amazon.com is offering Lady Gaga’s Born This Way album for 99 cents. The catch is that there have been issues with the downloads. The website is struggling to fulfill its digital orders and have apologized, saying “due to the overwhelming response to this deal” on the sale page for the album. The 99-cent Born This Way offer is the highest-profile promotion yet for Amazon’s Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services. Processing delays notwithstanding, the purchase includes a free upgrade to 20 GB of storage on the cloud-based music service, which Amazon launched in March.
GAGA’S “JUDAS” IS ABOUT AN EX
We’ve finally learned a little info on what Lady Gaga’s hit song “Judas” is about. And interestingly enough, it’s not so much about religion as it is about an ex-boyfriend. The pop star told MTV U-K that the tune came about when she started to write a song about “an ex-lover” who “betrayed” her. She compared him to Judas Iscariot and the rest is history.
BIEBER AND GOMEZ KISS!
Justin Bieber kissed Selena Gomez after it was announced that he won the award for Top New Artist at the Billboard Music Awards. Although Bieber did not mention her name in his speech, he did talk about her backstage in the press room saying, “She’s amazing.” According to E! News, the couple has headed to an undisclosed location in the U-S for some rest and relaxation. Bieber just wrapped his tour in Japan and Gomez recently shot a video in Malibu, California.
HOWIE D TALKS BACKSTREET BOYS!
The New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys have released their new joint album, NKOTBSB. The reocrd contains some of the greatest hits from both bands, two new songs and a mash-up. Howie D told us there is no end in sight for the Backstreet Boys.
The NKOTBSB Tour launches tomorrow night at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
NKOTBSB – The Album
1. Step By Step – New Kids On The Block
2. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
3. You Got It (The Right Stuff) – New Kids On The Block
4. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
5. Please Don’t Go Girl – New Kids On The Block
6. As Long As You Love Me – Backstreet Boys
7. Hangin’ Tough – New Kids On The Block
8. Larger Than Life – Backstreet Boys
9. I’ll Be Loving You (Forever) – New Kids On The Block
10. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) – Backstreet Boys
11. All In My Head – NKOTBSB
12. Don’t Turn Out The Lights (D.T.O.T.L.) – NKOTBSB
13. NKOTBSB – Mash Up
THE BLACK EYED PEAS ON DWTS
The Black Eyed Peas will perform on the finale of Dancing with the Stars tonight. The group will play their new single, “Don’t Stop the Party.” Either Hines Ward, Chelsea Kane or Kirstie Alley will be awarded the famed Mirrorball trophy when Dancing with the Stars airs tonight at 9 PM Eastern on ABC.
ON THIS DAY: SPICE GIRLS AND HANSON
Back in 1997, the Spice Girls had the number one album in the country with their debut album, Spice. The record spawned hits like “Wannabe,” and “Say You’ll Be There.” Meanwhile on May 24th, 1997, Hanson started a three week run at number one on the singles chart with their breakthrough hit, “MMM Bop.”
PITBULL & ADELE TOP U-K CHARTS
Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything” featuring Nayer, Afrojack and Ne-Yo is the number one single in the U-K, according to the Official Charts Company. It marks the first number one song in the territory for the Miami rapper. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga has become the first solo female artist to have four simultaneous top 20 U-K hits since Ruby Murray in 1955. Adele has the top album with 21 spending its 16th non-consecutive week at the summit.
LEONA COVERS RIHANNA
Leona Lewis has just done a very interesting cover song. While visiting the BBC, the former X-Factor winner decided to give Rihanna’s latest single, “Man Down,” a try. Listen to it on YouTube now.
DRAMA FOR NICKELBACK FRONTMAN
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is being forced to pay his former common-law partner, Marianna Goriuk, some big bucks. According to TheProvince.com, Chad has been ordered to pay 25-thousand dollars a month in spousal support after the two split up. That’s a nice bump up from the 10-thousand bucks she was receiving, but not quite the 95-thousand that she was asking for because she apparently got used to living a “lavish lifestyle.” Read more at TheProvince.com.
TWEET OF THE DAY
The day after winning seven Billboard Awards, Justin Bieber took to Twitter on Monday to share his feelings about the night, writing, “1 of the best things about last night was a lot of people I look up 2 told me they just saw the movie #NeverSayNever and how much they liked it.”
WIZ KHALIFA ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES
We’ve just learned Wiz Khalifa has revealed the official tour dates for his upcoming Rolling Papers trek. Fans can expect the outing to kick off on June 11th at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee and hit major cities including Las Vegas, Houston and Orlando before wrapping on August 5th in Pontiac, Michigan. In addition, the 40-city trek will include special guests Big Sean, Chevy Woods and DJ Bonics.
SECOND ANNUAL CARNIVAL OF MADNESS TOUR ANNOUNCED!
The second annual Carnival of Madness tour has just been announced. The tour will feature Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry and more. The trek gets underway on August 13th in Twin Lakes, Illinois. Visit CarnivalOfMadness.com for more.
DETAILS OF M-BONE’S FUNERAL
While there hasn’t been any update on the suspect who shot and murdered Montae “M-Bone” Talbert from Cali Swag District, the plans of the late rapper’s funeral arrangements have been released. Talbert’s family will open up the ceremony to the general public and allow fans to say their final goodbyes to the 22-year-old. If you’re in the Inglewood, California area, you can attend the funeral this Friday at 11 AM at Faithful Central on 333 W. Florence Avenue.
SWV READY NEW ALBUM, REALITY SHOW?
SingersRoom.com reports SWV plan to reunite and record a new album together. The popular ‘90s R&B group are working on their fourth studio effort as well as looking to launch their own documentary series. Details are sparse but the new project will be released via a deal with Mass Appeal Entertainment and E1.