2016 surely did see a number of great musical numbers. Regardless of sales or community reception, a number of these stood out to not only music critics, but the masses. Between rock, hip-hop, pop and country, it’s hard to narrow down a short list of ten albums to encompass 2016. We’ve outlined a list of our top 10 albums, and we’d love to hear what you think and what deserves to be added or dropped from the list. Take a look below and tell us in the comments section on our Facebook!
- Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw
- A Pool Shaped Moon – Radiohead
- Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper
- Blackstar – David Bowie
- Stranger to Stranger – Paul Simon
5. Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande
- Joanne – Lady Gaga
- This is Acting – Sia
- Views – Drake
1 .Lemonade – Beyonce
It seems that most of Lady Gaga’s inventions these days stir up controversy, even if she didn’t mean to do it. Her latest music video ‘Judas’ has a lot of biblical content, and there is every chance that religious enthusiasts may start debating the lyrics’ intended meaning in the near future, but the singer herself maintains that it is not an anti-religion video and she never meant to hurt religious groups.
Soon after its highly anticipated release, Gaga explained, “[Judas] is not meant to be an attack on religion. I respect and love everyone’s beliefs.” During the video’s promotion campaign, she tried to clarify on multiple occasions that her song is not an attack on any religion. Instead, she suggested that “it’s meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.”
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Just a week has passed since the full release of Lady Gaga’s latest music video ‘Judas’ and her critics and fans are still busy in gathering their thoughts. The video star Rick Gonzalez, who played the role of Jesus, is also going through the same feelings and in an interview with MTV News earlier today, he said that his time with Team-Gaga was surreal.
The actor recalled, “I’m sitting in my house, I get a call from my manager, [and] she says, ‘Lady Gaga wants you to be in the video.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, cool. Lady Gaga who?’ and she’s like, ‘Rick, the Lady Gaga.’ And I’m like, ‘Wow, OK.’” Gonzalez admitted that the first thing that came to his mind was how does Lady Gaga know about him? Continue reading Lady Gaga Gave Me Full Artistic Freedom in Judas, Rick Gonzalez Says »
If you are listening to music in your car, on your computer, or on your television you have probably heard one of the many hits by Lady Gaga. She has taken over the music industry and has set the highest of standards for entertainers. Lady Gaga has a unique fashion sense, an amazing voice, and star studded energy that cannot go unnoticed. She can be seen on magazine covers, on music television shows, and in the headlines on the news. Recently, Lady Gaga has been the center of a controversy regarding a lot of money and a contract with her ex boyfriend.
Rob Fusari is Lady Gaga’s, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, ex boyfriend and is also a music producer. He is suing her for a reported $30 million dollars for breaking the contract. He claims that he co-wrote songs with her and created her image. Fusari is also claiming that as her fame and hype grew she dropped his services and got a new manager. Lady Gaga says that he is trying to collect for unlawful compensation and is going to fight his lawsuit.
Luckily for Lady Gaga this current controversy is not stopping her from coming out with great pop music and videos. Her fans are sticking by her side and she is selling a lot of tickets for her current tour called The Monster Ball Tour. She released her first album called The Fame in 2008. She started her singing and songwriting career in the Lower East Side of New York and was influenced by David Bowie. She wrote songs at Interscope records before producing her own album. The Fame introduced music fans to hit songs such as Poker Face and Just Dance.
Her music is constantly being played on Internet Radio and traditional radio stations. If you are streaming a pop or electronic music radio channels on the Internet, you will more than likely hear one of her amazingly upbeat and fun songs. She won two Grammy awards for the Fame album and released a second album last year called The Fame Monster. One of the hits from that album is called Bad Romance and a new release song called Telephone is taking over radio stations.
In addition to being an Internet radio sensation she also writes music, plays the piano,
uses a synthesizer and keytar, designs clothes, and donates to charities. She has a production team that helps bring her fashion inspirations into life which she calls the Haus of Gaga. Despite being in the middle of a controversy with her ex boyfriend, she continues to live up the Gaga hype and is a successful entertainer.
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