R.Kelly says he met his match when he collaborated with Lady Gaga.
The R&B star, who worked with the pop star on the track "Do What U Want" from her latest album Artpop, has gushed about the singer after their raunchy performance at the American Music Awards this month. "I met my match when I met Lady Gaga. There's no doubt about it. She's very talented, she has a vision, she has a gift to the world. Then she has balls and she's not afraid to express herself. I don't think she does things to be controversial, she's just being herself," R.Kelly told The Sun newspaper.
Amy Winehouse's father would never allow a biopic to be made.
Mitch Winehouse has shot down ideas of a movie to be made about his late daughter - who died of alcohol poisoning in 2007 - but he would like a concert to be arranged in memory of the "Valerie" singer.
"I don't really want to do a biopic. A concert would be amazing, but it's actually getting it together with the [record label]. It sounds great in theory, but in practice it's not so easy. We are talking about it though," he said.
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga has vowed not to follow in the footsteps of the "Body And Soul" hitmaker - who died at the age of 27 - and is determined to curb her drug use and wild behaviour so she doesn't die young. "I want to live and I want my fans to live. I don't want them to torture themselves in the way I have. I want to show people that I will last past 27 and I will last longer, and so will you," she previously said.
Lady Gaga's ARTPOP album may have already dropped earlier this month, but the singer-turned-fashion adventuress is far from finishing promotional work for it, as evidenced by a new short film she released yesterday.
Simply titled "An ARTPOP Film Starring LADY GAGA," the video was directed by famed fashion photographers Inez and Vinoodh.
"This album is a celebration. My pain exploding in electronic music, it’s heavy but after I listen to it I feel happy again, I feel lighter," Gaga's voice narrates, followed by a slow-motion shot of her in a white veil and short, white dress walking towards the camera as she waves like a beauty queen as the lights flash on her imitating paparazzi cameras.
The rest of Gaga's looks (which you can see after the jump!) vary from one extreme to another as she's nude (her modesty covered by strategically-placed dirt and moss) resembling an earthy goddess one moment and then sporting a wig that obscures her face so much that all you can see is her exaggerated teeth grill (first seen when she walked the red carpet at this year's YouTube Awards).
Read More | Daily Mail
Madonna 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.
Lady Gaga has topped the UK charts with her album ARTPOP.
The "Applause" singer scored yet another number one with her latest release, following her previous works The Fame and Born This Way which all took the top spot.
Gaga's success means she has pushed back Eminem's comeback effort Marshall Mather's LP 2 into second place after the album's second single "Monster" featuring Rihanna landed a number one earlier this month. According to the Official Charts Company, the 27-year-old singer also beat off stiff competition from Celine Dion, whose Loved Me Back To Life sits at number three while Little Mix second studio album Salute entered the charts at number four.
Meanwhile, Martin Garrix topped the singles chart with his debut "Animals." The 17 year old Dutch DJ beat out Lily Allen, whose cover of Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" - featured in John Lewis' Christmas ad - came in at Number Two. The original version of the song also re-entered the chart at Number 29.
Justin 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.
Justin Timberlake will perform at the American Music Awards 2013.
The 32-year-old star will take to the stage on November 24 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles where he will perform for the first time as a solo artist - after last performing at the event with his band 'N Sync in 2000.
Other music legends who will entertain crowds on the night include Miley Cyrus, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar and One Direction.
The ceremony will be hosted by 32-year-old Pitbull who is also set to perform his new single "Timber" with 26-year-old Ke$ha.
Lady Gaga feels "empty" and "depressed" after finishing her album ARTPOP.
The "Applause" hitmaker has hit a low point since releasing her third studio album as she is no longer being creative. "I'm depressed after making this album. I feel empty and sad. I'm no longer the creator, I'm the performer. This is the reverse of Warhol, this is the reverse of the soup can, this is art imprinted onto pop culture," she said at a concert.
This comes only weeks after Gaga claimed she doesn't "feel alive" when she is not on stage as her stage persona gives her the chance to express her thoughts. "When I'm not on the stage, I don't feel alive. But when I hit the stage, it's like everything that I'm thinking and feeling, where I belong - that's where it is," she previously said.
But the 27-year-old eccentric star doesn't think she is different from anyone else, because most people have creative energy they want to release. "I don't think I am different from anybody else. I think everyone with their location and their job and what they do, their passion, feel the same way I do. It's sort of like we are endlessly obsessing about what we are creating and then the explosion is the moment where we get to share," she explained.
Lady Gaga was pressured to drop a controversial song about Princess Diana from her new album.
The 27-year-old star had wanted "Princess Die" included on her third studio LP ARTPOP - which will released on Monday - but worried record company bosses at her label Streamline and parent firm Interscope urged her to axe the song fearing it may upset fans of the late Diana.
"Lady Gaga was passionate about Princess Diana and, though she admitted it wasn't her best work, she still wanted it on the album. But after the adverse reaction it got from fans in the UK when she sang it at her gigs last year, the record company bosses stepped in. They persuaded her to remove it from the album to keep the peace. There still is a lot of emotion over Princess Di. Her death remains a very sensitive subject," a source said.
Gaga performed the song, written in 2011, at a concert in Twickenham, London, last year and told a somewhat skeptical crowd that it was her way of paying homage to the beloved royal - the mother of Princes William and Harry who tragically died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
Monsters, mark your calendars for 2015: Lady Gaga will be singing in space!
The "Applause" hitmaker will embark on a space mission with Virgin Galactic flights and is reportedly planning to have vocal training to ensure she can still hit the correct notes in a gravity-free environment. "She has to do a month of vocal training because of the atmosphere," a source said.
Gaga is set to make history by becoming the first celebrity to perform in space. "[This will be] like nothing the world has seen before," the source added.
The 27-year-old star will perform on the third day of the Zero G Colony festival which takes place at Spaceport America in New Mexico approximately six months after the first Virgin Galactic commercial flight, and has taken the necessary precautions to ensure she is protected against the worst possible outcome. "Gaga has taken out a ridiculous life insurance policy!" the insider said.
© Gear Live Media, LLC. 2007 – User-posted content, unless source is quoted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain License. Gear Live graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, videos, articles, blogs, forums, scripts and other service names are the trademarks of Gear Live Inc.