Rihanna announced that she and Coldplay, who recently collaborated on “Princess of China” from ColdPlay’s new Mylo Xyloto album, would be playing together on stage during this years annual Grammy Awards. This year marks the e 54th annual Grammy Awards, scheduled for Februrary 12th, and will mark the first time Rihanna and Coldplay perform together live.
“My friends @ColdPlay and I will be sharing the stage for a performance at this years Annual Grammy Awards!”, tweeted Rihanna, who received four nominations this year. Continue reading Rihanna & Coldplay Rock “Princess of China” Live at the Grammys »
Forbes recently named Lady Gaga the Top-Earning Woman in Music; in 2011 alone the fame monster brought in an astounding $90 million in earnings.
Lady Gaga is in the news yet again. According to Forbes Lady Gaga generated $90 during 2011, thanks to strong sales on her ‘Born This Way’ album, Monster Ball Tour, and various endorsements. Looking at the success the Fame Monster has achieved in such a short time, it’s clear Lady Gaga has an dedicated fan base, and her style and pizazz only helps grow. Continue reading Forbes names Lady Gaga the Top-Earning Woman in Music »
The cover girl is back & working on new material with a new label.
Madonna recently signed a three album deal with Universal Music Group’s Interscope for $3 million. The new contract is in addition to her ongoing 10 year contract with Live Nation (which she signed in 2007; potentially worth as much as $100 million). Madonna joins existing Interscope artists including Lady Gaga, P Diddy and 50 Cent.
Live Nation CEO Irving Azoff originally mentioned in Feburary that a marger could happen for the star sometime later in the year. “Live Nation, prior to the merger, entered into some of these all-rights deals, so there are certain artists, Madonna being one of them, that there is a recorded-music strategy,” Azoff said. “Once she gets the album recorded, we’ll sit down with her and her manager, Guy Oseary, and figure out what’s best for the record. It has to start with the music.”
Continue reading Madonna Signs Three Album Deal with Universal/Interscope »
On Friday December 2nd, Billboards held their 7th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Capitale in New York. Stars Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj were both honored in the event with Taylor Swift awarded “Woman of the Year” and Nicki Minaj awarded “Rising Star”.
“I would go through every single page and every single chart and just daydream about what it would be like to see my name in there someday,” Taylor Swift said during her speech as Woman of the Year. “And today I walked in to flashing camera bulbs and all these important people in music, and I thought, ‘I guess that’s what it looks like.'” Continue reading Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj Honored at Billboard Women in Music Event »
Lioness: Hidden Treasures
December 6, 2011
December 6th marks the release of Amy Winehouse‘s posthumous album “Lioness: Hidden Treasures”.
Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father stated, “The family view was nothing was going to go out unless it was comparable to ‘Frank’ or ‘Back To Black’. If it wasn’t as good as that then we wouldn’t have allowed it to go out.”
So while it was admittedly hard for the family to listen to the album, they gave their permission for the LP to be put out after deciding it was “comparable” to her previous studio albums, which included 2003’s ‘Frank’ and 2005’s ‘Back To Black’. Continue reading Amy Winehouse’s “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” Released Today »
At the start of May, Lady Gaga finally brought down the curtains on her Monster Ball tour in front of a jam packed audience of 55,000 in Mexico. The extended tour that took place on four continents had been going on for almost one and a half year before she decided to wrap it up. So if you want to know about the incredible tour’s grandeur then who else to contact rather than the band Semi Precious Weapons, who served as Gaga’s opening act in the majority of the shows. Continue reading Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Opening Act Labels Tour Experience ‘Magical’ »
Beneath the multiple layers of creativity, ultra-modern attire and tons of addictive songs, Lady Gaga has always been loyal to those around her and to her brigade of fans. This was only one of the numerous qualities mentioned by her colleagues in the MTV program “Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside,” a documentary which shed light on both Gaga as an artist and as a person.
In another MTV program, “Lady Gaga: The After-Show,” the show’s host James Montgomery arranged sit-downs with many of Gaga’s close allies in the music game, such as Semi Precious Weapons lead singer Justin Tranter, her longtime friend Lady Starlight (shown with Gaga in photo to left), documentary maker Davi Russo, and her frequent producer Fernando Garibay. Continue reading Semi Precious Weapons’ Justin Tranter Applauds Lady Gaga’s Loyal Side »