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Lady Gaga to Call in Bieber’s Manager

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Industry News, Rumors, Pop, Sales

Lady GagaLady Gaga wants Justin Bieber's manager to help save her career.

The "Do What U Want" hitmaker is considering getting help from Scooter Braun, who helped Justin to become a global superstar, after being left disappointed by the sales of her last album Artpop, while her latest track "G.U.Y." didn't even made the American Top 40.

"If anyone can help Gaga now it's Scooter. He's one of the smartest blokes in the music industry and made Bieber into the biggest pop star on the planet. There are a few options for her but Scooter is one of them," a source said.

The 28-year-old singer parted ways with her former manager Troy Carter last year citing "creative differences" and she hired Bobby Campbell, who used to work for her original team.

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L.A. Reid Confirms Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber Collaboration

Justin Bieber with L.A. Reid back in 2011L.A. Reid has confirmed a Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson collaboration.

The 58-year-old producer behind Michael Jackson's posthumous album Xscape is planning something "really special" involving vocals from the late King of Pop and the 20-year-old singer.

Justin was originally supposed to feature on the track "Slave 2 The Rhythm" as part of Michael's latest offering until it was inadvertently leaked, causing the collaboration to be dropped from Xscape. "'Slave 2 The Rhythm' didn't include him [Justin] per my direction. That was something that was done separate and apart from me and it was leaked. If it hadn't been leaked it would have been featured but it sort of took the wrong turn. But you know what, we are going to revisit that and do something really special with Justin and Michael. I'm pretty sure," L.A. told Access Hollywood.

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Justin Bieber’s New Song Is About Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez and Justin BieberJustin Bieber's new love ballad is about Selena Gomez.

The 20-year-old singer posted a teaser for the track "Life Is Worth Living Again" on his Instagram account on March 15 and it is reportedly one of many new songs the "Boyfriend" hitmaker has written about his 21-year-old on/off girlfriend.

"Yes, 'Live Is Worth Living Again' was all for Selena and that's not the only song he's written for her. He's written a bunch of stuff for her, she's his biggest inspiration," a source said.

Justin, who has been dating Selena on/off since 2010, also dedicated a song to the brunette beauty during a surprise performance in Texas earlier this month. He turned up at the Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden in Austin for the South by Southwest festival and sang his hit "As Long As You Love Me" for his "baby," who was standing in the wings. After his romantic gesture, the pair reportedly hung out together for an hour after everyone left the venue.


Justin Bieber Retiring after New Album?

Justin BieberJustin Bieber has claimed he is retiring.

The 19-year-old star, who has caused controversy in recent months for antics including partying underage in nightclubs and spray-painting public property in Australia, is planning to take a break from the music industry when his new album, Journals, is released next week, and it could be permanent.

"After the new album, I'm actually retiring man. I'm retiring," the "Heartbreaker" hitmaker told radio station Power 106 in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He then suggested he hasn't quite made up his mind, adding, "I want to grow as an artist and I'm taking a step out, I want my music to mature."

But the singer is no longer attracted to the idea of fame: "I'm here solely for my fans and for the music."

A source close to Justin insisted he was just joking and has no plans to permanently hang up his microphone. "The kid's got ambition," the insider said.

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‘Forbes’ Names Madonna Highest-Paid Musician

MadonnaMadonna has topped Forbes' list of highest-paid musicians.

The 55-year-old singer is still the queen of pop according to the magazine, earning $125 million from June 2012 to May 2013 thanks to her sell-out MDMA Tour, miles ahead of her nearest rival Lady Gaga, who raked in $80 million. Rockers Bon Jovi and country singer Toby Keith were next, with Coldplay coming in fifth place.

Despite lackluster sales of her latest album, Madonna made her fortune from fans paying $100 a ticket to see her tour - which grossed $305 million - as well as from merchandise sales, a clothing line, fragrance and investments in companies like Vita Coco. This comes as little surprise, since Madonna had already been crowned the world's highest-earning celebrity by Forbes in August, with filmmaker Steven Spielberg, author E.L. James, radio personality Howard Stern and X Factor boss Simon Cowell rounding out the top five.

However, the magazine estimates Lady Gaga could easily top the highest-paid musicians list next year because her current earnings were affected by her hip injury, which forced her to cut her Born This Way Ball tour short. Had she completed the tour, she could potentially have made $200 million.

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R. Kelly and Justin Bieber Collaborate

Justin Bieber and R. KellyJustin Bieber and R. Kelly have recorded a single together.

The "Never Say Never" singer will release the collaboration on Monday as part of his Music Mondays series. "I just did a song [with him]. [Justin] just called me to do a song, and it's hot. He wanted to go and do some R&B stuff, so we got together and did that," R. Kelly told Vibe magazine.

Justin's fans were over the moon with the news, with one tweeting, "This is too much for my weak heart."

The title of the track - the seventh in Justin's series of reveals, which have mostly been mid-tempo tracks about love and heartbreak - is yet to be announced.

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Metallica Are Beliebers

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Performances, Pop, Rock

Justin Bieber, Metallica

The members of Metallica are Justin Bieber fans.

The "Sad But True" heavy metal legends are impressed by 19-year-old teen heartthrob Justin Bieber - whose fans are affectionately referred to as Beliebers - after he said their tracks "One" and "Fade to Black" are his "jams." Speaking to Q Magazine, singer James Hetfield said, "Are we Beliebers? Yes."

Drummer Lars Ulrich added, "Is it possible to have respect for him without being a Belieber? I think the kid's really talented and obviously to go through what he's going through at that early age must be a mind***k. So the fact that he still goes out there and does it, I admire that and I think he's super talented, so I guess I am kind of a Belieber. If he likes 'One,' and Liam Gallagher likes him, OK, there you go."

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The Wanted Confirms Justin Bieber Collaboration

The Wanted and Justin Bieber

The Wanted have confirmed that Justin Bieber will appear on their new album.

The "All Time Low" hitmakers have revealed the follow-up to 2011's Battleground will feature a collaboration with the "Baby" singer, along with fellow Brit Rita Ora and many other big names. When asked who they have teamed up with for their new material, member Max George told website MTV UK, "[Producer] Dr. Luke, Rita Ora, Nasri who does a lot of Bieber's stuff and Justin himself."

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Taylor Swift Wins Eight Billboard Awards

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift led the winners at the Billboard Music Awards last night, taking home eight prizes.

The "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" hitmaker - who is known for her turbulent love life and relationships with stars including Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer - paid tribute to her loyal fans as she picked up the evening's top honor, the coveted Artist of the Year prize.

"Thank you for making my music the soundtrack to your crazy emotions. You are the longest and best relationship I've had," she said.

As well as Artist of the Year, Taylor also took home honors including Top Female Artist, Top Country Artist, Billboard 200 Album and Top Country Album for Red, and Top Country Song for "We Are Never Getting Back Together."

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Miley Cyrus Collaborating with Justin Bieber

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus and Justin Bieber are recording new music together. The "Can't Be Tamed" singer was spotted leaving a Hollywood recording studio within minutes of Justin, 19, on Thursday and they are believed to be working on a collaboration.

"There aren't that many recording booths at this studio, they must be doing something together. Justin and Miley left within minutes of each other - it's too coincidental. There's gotta be a collaboration in the works," a photographer from X17online.com said.

Miley recently worked with gangster-rapper-turned-reggae artist Snoop Lion on the song "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks." He said, "Miley Cyrus was always a great singer to me and I knew she was a fan so it was great for us to collaborate. It's what she's going through and what I'm going through, she makes great music."

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