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Lady GaGa shocked guests by performing a surprise 30min set, at Moth Club in Hackney. The venue, which is a converted working mens club fits around 150 people, making it surely one of Lady Gaga's most intimate gigs to date. Also in attendance was Mark Ronson. Gaga left at 3am, and headed to nearby Metropolis strip club, where she spent an hour, before finally heading back to her hotel for some sleep - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 10th September 2016
The popstar turned actress is back in the studio.
Lady GaGa is finally returning with some new music, two years since the release of her last project 'Cheek To Cheek' with Tony Bennett. Her new single is entitled 'Perfect Illusion', and was announced via her Instagram page yesterday (August 17th 2016). No details of a new album have been announced just yet.
Lady Gaga unveils 'Perfect Illusion'
There are also very few details about 'Perfect Illusion'. Gaga transformed her Instagram feed into a colourful collage of individual segments of the single announcement, which is revealed to be out next month. We also know that she has co-produced the song alongside BloodPop, Kevin Parker from Tame Impala and Mark Ronson, the latter two having last worked together on Ronson's 2015 album 'Uptown Special'.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Announces Her First Single In Two Years 'Perfect Illusion'
Gaga spoke with the Dalai Lama in a discussion streamed live on Facebook over the weekend.
Lady GaGa has reportedly been banned from China and her music blacklisted, following a meeting with the Dalai Lama at the weekend.
According to The Apple Daily, a Hong Kong-based newspaper, the Chinese Foreign Ministry imposed the ban shortly after Gaga had met with the 81 year old Buddhist spiritual leader on Sunday (June 26th) in Indianapolis, shortly before he was due to deliver a keynote speech at the United States Conference of Mayors.
Lady Gaga incurred the wrath of Chinese authorities after she met with the Dalai Lama
Continue reading: China Bans Lady Gaga After Meeting With Dalai Lama
A judge denied Kesha’s request for a preliminary injunction that would allow her to release music away from producer Dr Luke.
Artists including Lady GaGa, Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande, are uniting in support for Kesha after the latest setback in her ongoing legal battle with producer Dr. Luke. On Friday Kesha was was denied her request for a preliminary injunction that would allow her to release music without producer Dr Luke, who she has previously accused of sexual assault and emotional abuse.
Celebrities have been offering support for Kesha following her latest legal setback.
Kesha first filled suit against Dr Luke in 2014, claiming the producer had sexually assaulted her and accusing him of sexual harassment, gender violence, civil harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Kesha also claimed that on occasions Dr Luke had ‘drugged’ her.
She's definitely the best choice to pay tribute.
Lady GaGa is decidedly the best person for the job of paying tribute to the late musical legend David Bowie. As such, she will honour the 'Life On Mars' singer with a dedicatory performance at this year's Grammy awards. And, whether you love or hate her, you can't deny that Gaga has had Bowie written all over pretty much every crazy outfit she's ever worn.
Here's just a few of the most Bowie-esque get-ups the 'Applause' singer has been spotted in over the years:
Continue reading: Lady Gaga: Her Most David Bowie-esque Looks [Pictures]
From epilepsy to cancer - these stars are battling with their health.
Pamela Anderson has revealed to her fans that she is finally cured of Hepatitis C, something that she contracted back in 2002 allegedly from her former husband Tommy Lee. She's well-known as being a total health freak with her vegan, all-fresh lifestyle - so it's huge news to hear her health has gone up another level.
Pamela Anderson is finally cured of Hepatitis C
The model and actress revealed the news on Instagram, alongside a prayer that it be made more widely available to other sufferers. Anderson isn't the only celebrity who's spent a lot of her life with a chronic illness, however, and there's still plenty of famous faces who are living with health issues.
Perry's Prismatic world tour constituted the bulk of her earnings, which were just under $88 million in the 12-month period measured.
Katy Perry has edged out her fierce rival Taylor Swift to be named as the highest-earning female musician of 2015, with estimated income of $88 million in a 12-month period, according to the annual article by Forbes.
Perry’s Prismatic world tour accounted for the substantial part of her earnings, as she took approximately $1.3 million on every stop on the massive haul. Sponsorship deals tied in with the tour also added to this number, with deals with cosmetics brand Covergirl and fashion accessories company Claire’s as well as her fragrances released in conjunction with Coty.
Katy Perry earned $88 million between June 2014-June 2015, making her the highest-earning woman in music
Continue reading: Katy Perry Tops Forbes List Of Highest-Earning Women In Music
Anyone else get nightmares after Episode 3 of Hotel?
'American Horror Story' has returned with yet more blood and supernatural horrors than ever before with 'Season 5: Hotel'. If you thought 'Freak Show' was as bizarre as it could go, you'd be wrong. And episode three 'Mommy' takes it up yet another spine-chilling notch.
Chloe Sevigny has the creepiest greeting so far in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
So what's happened so far? Well episode one 'Checking In' saw Hotel Cortez play host to some particularly creepy, bloodthirsty forces, with the wretched, ill-fated guests being killed by flesh-eating ghost kids, raped to death by the Addiction Demon and slashed to ribbons by vampires during an orgy. Plus, Hypodermic Sally (Sarah Paulson) has fallen to her death at the hands of Donovan's (Matt Bomer) protective mother, hotel manager Iris (Kathy Bates). Naturally, events have caught the attention of Detective John Lowe (Wes Bentley).
Gaga spoke to Billboard about the Born This Way Foundation and her admiration for Sir Elton John.
Lady GaGa has spoken about the creation of her Born This Way foundation in a new interview, saying that she wants to reach out and help young people who are suffering from depression and anxiety as she did when she was a teenager.
Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, set up the non-profit organisation back in 2012 with the help of her mother Cynthia. The 29 year old appears on the front cover of the new issue of Billboard alongside Sir Elton John, and in the feature interview she opened up about her struggles with depression.
Lady Gaga reveals she suffers from anxiety and depression
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Opens Up About Anxiety And Depression
The pop singer plays the Countess in the fifth series of 'AHS', which made its premiere at the weekend.
Lady GaGa has spoken about her excitement at launching her acting career, after the new series of the FX fright-fest favourite ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ began at the weekend. The pop star plays the role of the Countess, and says that the role has given her a great deal of energy and excitement.
“It’s been so fun,” she told the Associated Press at the premiere of the latest series on Saturday (October 3rd) in Los Angeles. “Everybody on this cast has been really open and available to me in a very honest way, so I’m able to be myself in a way I feel like I haven’t been in a really long time, so they are just making me feel so alive.”
Lady Gaga is a cast regular on 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Waxes Lyrical About Her 'American Horror Story: Hotel' Role
Gaga makes her small screen acting debut on the FX horror-drama.
Lady GaGa joined the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel’ on Saturday (October 2nd) for the series' premiere at the Regal Theatre in Los Angeles. Gaga makes her small screen acting debut in the FX horror series’, playing the mysterious Countess Elizabeth who is set to make a big splash this season.
Lady Gaga at the premiere of ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’.
Dressed in a stunning, low cut, scarlet gown, Gaga was accompanied by her fiancé Taylor Kinney and the couple weren’t afraid to show some affection on the red carpet. The singer wore her blonde hair in long, loose curls, while sporting red lipstick to match her striking gown.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Leads The Cast At 'American Horror Story: Hotel' Premiere
Last year Taylor Swift received the honour.
Lady GaGa will receive 2015’s Billboard Woman of the Year award at this year’s Women in Music ceremony, it has been announced. Gaga succeeds last year’s honouree Taylor Swift for the award, which celebrates the achievements of female artists.
Lady Gaga has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year.
For the first time in the award’s history they will be broadcast live by the Lifetime channel, as part of a new three year deal. The awards will take place on December 11th at the Cipriani Midtown in New York and air on Lifetime, December 18th.
Continue reading: Billboard Names Lady Gaga Its 'Woman Of The Year'
The new music video ties in with the documentary 'The Hunting Ground', released back in January this year.
Lady GaGa has today released a brand new music video in support of a documentary film The Hunting Ground that was released earlier this year, which looked at the problem surrounding rape and sexual assault on university campuses.
The new song, released on Friday (September 18th), is titled ‘’Til It Happens to You’, and was co-written with the Canadian artist and songwriter Diane Warren. Some of the proceeds of the new track will be donated to organisations working with survivors of sexual assault.
The five-minute clip, which Gaga shared on social media, features distressing imagery and at one point depicts two women being drugged and attacked at a college party. Mainly, it focusses on women who have experienced different ordeals and how they cope with them.
She hit out at Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Lady Gaga in an excerpt of her new autobiography in Time Out.
Grace Jones has unleashed a tirade of criticism at all manner of modern pop stars, from Minaj to Miley, by describing them as “middle of the stream” and lamenting the current state of the music industry, in her new autobiography.
‘I’ll Never Write My Memoirs’ is released on September 29th, but as a taster she has published a few excerpts from the new book via Time Out. In one of them, Jones complains that a whole host of pop stars have copied her style but have no “long-term vision”, coming off as unoriginal and therefore easily replaceable.
“Trends come along and people say, ‘follow that trend’,” she writes. “There’s a lot of that around at the moment: 'Be like Sasha Fierce. Be like Miley Cyrus. Be like Rihanna. Be like Lady GaGa. Be like Rita Ora and Sia. Be like Madonna.’ I cannot be like them – except to the extent that they are already being like me.”
Continue reading: Grace Jones Hits Out At Unoriginal Modern Pop Artists
The stars of ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ have revealed some more details about Lady Gaga’s pool party last week in which she dyed her pool blood red.
Lady GaGa is an artist known for her eccentricities so it seemed like a match made in heaven when she was cast in American Horror Story: Hotel. To celebrate the upcoming series, Gaga threw a pool party at her Los Angeles home and invited the cast and crew of AHS: Hotel. Obviously, the 29-year-old couldn’t just throw any old pool party and she even dyed her swimming pool blood red for the occasion.
Lady Gaga photographed in London in June 2015.
Two new ‘American Horror Story’ teasers have been released and they’re absolutely terrifying!
Two more teaser trailers for American Horror Story: Hotel have been released and you should be prepared to be afraid – very, very afraid! The two teasers, released on Friday (21st August) are probably the creepiest to have been released from the entire anthology series and, considering the content of the past seasons, that’s certainly saying something!
Lady GaGa stars in American Horror Story: Hotel.
Lily Rabe will play real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in two episodes of ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’.
Actress Lily Rabe is set to play real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the upcoming series of American Horror Story: Hotel. The news was announced last week by creator Ryan Murphy at American Horror Story’s TCA panel in Los Angeles.
Lily Rabe at the premiere of Dead Accounts at the Music Box Theatre in New York, November 2012.
Lady Gaga’s character on ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ has been revealed!
We still have another three months to wait until the next season of American Horror Story: Hotel airs on FX but the hype is already building as new details come to light. On Friday (8th August), the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel assembled in Los Angeles at the Television Critics Association and they revealed who they would be playing in the upcoming series. Lady GaGa was not at the event but details about her character were revealed by the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy.
Lady Gaga at the 46th Annual Induction at the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York in June 2015.
Things are going to get really, really evil in ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’.
‘American Horror Story’ co-creator Ryan Murphy was a surprise guest at show’s Comic-Con panel over the weekend, with the writer revealing some juicy details about the series' upcoming fifth season. Titled ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’, FX has been keeping tight-lipped over what’s in store for the show’s fans with ony a few details getting out, until now.
Details on Lady GaGa’s American Horror Story: Hotel’s character have been revealed.
Murphy described the new season as the show’s darkest and spookiest yet, revealing that it will featuring many of ‘AHS’s’ best loved characters turing bad. According to the writer everybody on the panel, which included Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, and newbie Matt Bomer will be 'bad boys and girls’ this season.
Ellen Degeneres, Neil Patrick Harris and others show their happiness over the news.
All around the world hearts are bursting with victory as marriage equality is held up by law in every single US state. Celebrities have flocked to Twitter in their hundreds to express their support of the news, as the Supreme Court finally rules that same-sex marriage is legal under the Constitution.
Ellen Degeneres Tweeted her support of the marriage equality ruling
It's been a long time coming but the US has finally followed in the footsteps of the UK and Ireland by legalizing same-sex marriage in a move that has touched the hearts of millions. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy revealed the majority opinion was 5 to 4, before sharing his own thoughts on the verdict for those who would be affected. 'Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves', he said. 'Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.'
Continue reading: #LoveWins: Stars Celebrate US Marriage Equality Revolution
Gaga received the contemporary icon award at the ceremony in New York.
Lady GaGa, Cyndi Lauper and Van Morrison were among the honourees at Thursday night’s Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, held at the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square. The three-hour ceremony featured plenty of tears and heartfelt speeches, as well as some stunning live performances from artists across the musical spectrum.
Lady Gaga was presented the award by friend and collaborator Tony Bennett.
Gaga was honoured with the contemporary icon award, presented to her by singer and Cheek to Cheek collaborator Tony Bennett. For the occasion Gaga dressed in a black leather look bra and panties cover by a red riding coat. The singer also performed at the event, covering Four Non Blondes’ classic ‘What’s Up’.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga, Van Morrison And Cyndi Lauper Enter Songwriters Hall Of Fame
'Freak Show' star Finn Wittrock reveals why he's excited about Lady Gaga's appearance in the fifth season.
The man who played psychopath Dandy in the fourth series of 'American Horror Story' has given his thoughts on Lady GaGa's guest appearance in this year's chapter of the blood-spattered anthology.
Finn Wittrock's portrayal of Dandy was a highlight of 'Freak Show'
Speaking to Variety, actor Finn Wittrock recalled his reaction when he first heard the 'Bad Romance' singer would be guest starring in 'American Horror Story: Hotel' later this year.
The duo had to pull out of their Royal Albert Hall performances because Bennett had the flu
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett had to cancel their planned show
The crooner and his often controversial partner, whose daring outfits have included a dress of meat, had already performed for Prince Harry on Monday; however, it seems like that was all a bit too much for 88-year-old Bennett who put paid to a second night of dueting because of the flu.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Cancelled Concert Will Not Be Rescheduled
Lady GaGa - Lady Gaga leaves the Langham hotel, and is greeted by a gigantic cake that had been made by chefs to look like the iconic hotel. It apparently took 800 hours to finish. Gaga then headed to close friend Phillip Treacy's hat shop in Belgravia to collect another piece of art - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th June 2015
The legendary crooner and Mother Monster took London by storm and even Prince Harry came to have a look.
Lady GaGa and Tony Bennett brought their ‘Cheek to Cheek’ show to London’s Royal Albert on Monday evening, for a night of classic songs and old fashioned glamour all in aid of children’s charity WellChild.
Gaga and Bennett onstage together at the Royal Albert Hall.
The charity, which supports seriously ill children and their families across the UK, sent along royal patron Prince Harry to enjoy the evening’s festivities and the 5th in line to the throne managed to get up close and personal with the two singers.
Cuomo and the pop megastar are attempting to get the bill passed before the New York State legislative year ends next week.
In an attempt to get it done before the end of the year’s legislative session next week, New York governor Andrew Cuomo has teamed up with Lady GaGa to boost the profile of a prospective piece of legislation that would help combat sexual assault on college campuses in the state.
In a co-written opinion piece exclusively for Billboard, Cuomo and the pop star, real name Stefani Germanotta, urge the introduction of new policies extending the responsibility of public campuses in the New York area to protect their students from sexual assault to private establishments too.
Lady Gaga joined forces with NY governor Andrew Cuomo for the Billboard piece
The singer, who is engaged to boyfriend Taylor Kinney, isn't ready to start a family just yet.
Lady GaGa has found the perfect way to shut down any pregnancy rumours, by publicly declaring that she’s not got a little monster on the way and instead she’s just approaching 30.
Lady Gaga is not pregnant she’s just getting older.
During a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. Sunday, as part of her series of Cheek to Cheek shows with Tony Bennett Gaga told the audience, "I'm getting a little older and many people think I'm pregnant but I tell them, 'I'm just almost f--king 30.’"
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Has The Perfect Response To Any Pregnancy Rumours
There's a flurry of eager bustling as Lady GaGa steps out of the Mark Hotel in New York to board a luxury coach that will take her to the 2015 Met Gala, where this year's theme was China: Through The Looking Glass. Gaga looked particularly eccentric as usual, in a wide-sleeved, mesh-patterned robe complete with super high platform boots.
Evan Peters will star in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'. The 28-year-old actor has starred in the past four seasons of the hit FX show from creator Ryan Murphy.
Evan Peters is returning to American Horror Story: Hotel. The series' creator, Ryan Murphy, announced the news on Twitter on Friday (24th April). "This season, Evan Peters will be waiting for you in Room 64. #AHSHOTEL," Murphy wrote.
Evan Roberts has been cast in American Horror Story: Hotel.
Lady Gaga will be honoured by the Songwriters Hall of Fame when she receives their Contemporary Icon Award in a ceremony on 19th June.
Lady GaGa's status as an iconic singer has been confirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Hall will present Gaga with the Contemporary Icon Award which is presented to a singer "who has attained an iconic status in pop culture".
Lady Gaga will receive the Contemporary Icon Award.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Receive Contemporary Icon Award Songwriters Hall Fame
Rihanna backed Jay Z and her LGBT fans in Indiana.
Rihanna has dropped a brand new track, the poetically titled American Oxygen, and in the process, declared her allegiance for Jay Z's new streaming service, Tidal. The track is Rihanna's take on the "American dream," but you've probably guessed this from the title already.
Rihanna has also stepped up in support of Jay Z's new service.
The news here is that Rihanna, just like Beyonce before her and Madonna before that has lent her support for Jay Z's artist-friendly alternative to services like Spotify. On Saturday, Beyoncé also debuted her new track Die With You exclusively on the site. American Oxygen is only available to Tidal subscribers, whose numbers are still disappointingly small. Maybe it's the $10 subscription fee?
Continue reading: Rihanna Backs Jay Z With New Track "American Oxygen"
The actress will make a return for the fifth season of 'AHS' in the fall, having previously made a guest appearance in the second series.
It may have suffered the loss of Jessica Lange from its cast recently, but the new season of FX’s ‘American Horror Story’ is continuing to build a pretty impressive looking new roll call with the addition of Chloe Sevigny today.
On Tuesday morning, the show’s executive producer Ryan Murphy announced via Twitter that Sevigny would be making a return to the program in a more permanent role. Fans may remember that she made a brief - but memorable - appearance during the second season (‘Asylum’), playing Shelley the nymphomaniac.
Chloe Sevigny will star in the fifth season of 'American Horror Story'
Continue reading: Chloe Sevigny Confirmed For Role In 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
Good news and bad news.
American Horror Story will never be the same after this announcement. On Saturday, the show had a panel at Paley Fest, during which Jessica Lange confirmed her departure. Now, before you go completely removing the Ryan Murphy show from your fall TV schedule, there are some good news too.
Four seasons and two Emmy awards in, Jessica Lange has had enough.
Like, guess who’s coming in for next season (creatively titled American Horror Story: Hotel). Does the name Matt Bomer ring a bell? The Suits star will definitely be in the line-up, although the part he will play is still a mystery.
The ‘Born This Way’ singer will appear in the FX series’ fifth season.
Fresh off her show stealing Oscars performance, Lady GaGa is headed to ‘American Horror Story’ for a special appearance in the show’s fifth season! As announced by the singer herself on Twitter, Gaga is the first person to be officially cast in the next instalment of the FX drama, which has been subtitled 'Hotel'.
Lady Gaga is coming to ‘American Horror Story
Of course ‘American Horror Story’ creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are no stranger to Gaga, having previously devoted a whole episode of their other award winning series ‘Glee’ to the singer.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Lands Guest Starring Role On 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
Where do you stand on Lady Gaga’s ‘Sound of Music’ Oscar medley?
Most may have been suitably impressed by Lady GaGa’s tribute to The Sound of Music during Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, but one viewer who just couldn't get into it was ‘Greys Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes. Yes the ‘Scandal’ showrunner tweeted her disapproval during Gaga’s big moment and even thought Maria herself, Julie Andrews, must have felt the same.
Lady Gaga won over many with her Oscars performance
"That was not okay, I mean, Idina is there. She is right there. RIGHT THERE,” " Rhimes told her Twitter followers on Sunday. Adding, "And oh dear God, Julie (Andrews) had to hear that. #Oscars2015.”
Lady Gaga and her ladylike transformation.
Lady GaGa shocked us all by following up her attemptedly avant-garde 'Artpop' album with the tremendously traditional Tony Bennett collaboration of 'Cheek To Cheek', but now she's gone one step further for the 2015 Oscars, with a Julie Andrews inspired 'Sound Of Music' tribute medley.
Lady Gaga seems to have some new favourite things...
So what's with the transformation? Her outfits have been decidedly low-key compared with her 'Artpop' promotional appearances - which can only be expected if she's bandying about some classic love tunes with Tony Bennett at the moment. But maybe with 'Cheek To Cheek' topping US charts, she's found a more permanent angle in her music career. So what is Lady Gaga into now?
The 28-year-old singer said "yes" after her 'Chicago Fire' actor boyfriend popped the question on Valentine's Day.
Lady GaGa is going to become a married woman! On Monday (Feb 16th) the 28-year-old pop star shared with her fans that she is now engaged to Taylor Kinney after he popped the question on Valentine's Day.
Lady Gaga is now engaged to her longtime boyfriend Taylor Kinney
"He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day, and I said YES!" Lady Gaga wrote on Instagram along with a photograph of her heart-shaped diamond engagement ring the 'Chicago Fire' actor presented her while proposing.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Announces Engagement To Actor Taylor Kinney
The trio will reportedly perform new single 'FourFiveSeconds' live at the 57th Grammy Awards next weekend.
The 57th Grammy Awards is due to feature a number of high profile collaborations, but the biggest announcement may be still to come. Rumour has it that Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney will be performing a live rendition of RiRi’s new single ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
The unlikely trio will reportedly take to the stage at the ceremony in Los Angeles next weekend. A source has told ‘The Sun’ newspaper: “Rihanna's seriously pleased to have bagged a big slot at The Grammys and two huge names to kick off her comeback. Paul McCartney's a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage. It is going to be a huge Grammys moment.”
Rihanna will apparently launch her comeback at the Grammys alongside Kanye and the Beatles legend
Continue reading: Rihanna, Kanye And Macca Rumoured To Perform Together At Grammys
The 28-year-old singer revealed being sexually assaulted inspired her song 'Swine.'
Lady GaGa recently made the shocking revelation that she was raped when she was just a teenager, and this horrific event was the inspiration behind her track 'Swine,' which is from the singer's third studio album 'Artpop.'
Gaga revealed she was sexually assaulted at 19-years-old
During a candid interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday (Dec 2nd), Gaga recalled how she was sexually assaulted when she was around 19-years-old, but she only spoke of the incident now because she doesn't want "to be defined by it."
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Opens Up About Being Raped As A Teenager
One of the biggest trends in music today is that new rhythms, beats and backing vocals are sounding more and more like the old ones. Vintage and retro have defined some of the big hits of the last few years, from Pharrell's 'Get Lucky' and 'Happy' to Meaghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass'. Most of these sounds only call back to the 1970s and maybe the 50s and 60s for their funk and their groove, and for some people that's just not enough. So leave it to Lady GaGa, never one to go halfway on anything, to team up with good old-fashioned showman Tony Bennett to deliver us all the way back to the Roaring 20s and the era of swing with their collaboration album titled 'Cheek To Cheek'.
If you've come into this album thinking that this will be a blend of Lady Gaga's pioneering pop methods and Tony Bennett's timeless style, I regret to inform you that it has missed the opportunity to feature Tony Bennett's cover of 'Bad Romance'. 'Cheek To Cheek' plays it straight, with Lady Gaga ditching her usual brand in favor of a 20s crooner. This is all Bennett's wheelhouse, and she really fits right in. Lady Gaga fits effortlessly into the role of the saucy dame, best seen in 'Goody Goody' where she cops her native New York accent to complain that she is no "goody goody", adopting a sly attitude as Bennett tries to romance her in all the wrong (yet right) ways.
Bennett and Gaga are both at their best in the call-and-reply songs, employing fitting referential metaphors in 'They All Laughed', convincingly affectionate back-and-forth in 'Cheek To Cheek' and, what must be one of the most comical lines, fitting the words "silly gigolos" into the album opener 'Anything Goes'. Gaga and Bennett also deliver two solos each, although Bennett's 'Sophisticated Lady' and Gaga's 'Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye' and 'Lush Life' sound a bit too similar as slow-paced piano ballads in comparison to Bennett's string-dominated 'Don't Wait Too Long'. Other songs pack more instrumental flair, with the manic energy of 'Firefly' and the jazzy overtones of 'I Can't Give You Anything' conjuring images of smoke-filled old boys clubs. And, of course, the duo's rendition of 'It Don't Mean a Thing' closes the album with a bang.
Continue reading: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga - Cheek To Cheek Album Review
The legendary singer has teamed with Gaga for 'Cheek To Cheek', an album of jazz standards.
Tony Bennett will be celebrating hitting the top spot of the US billboard charts this weekend, beating his own record for the oldest living artist to earn a number one album. The 88 year old released Cheek To Cheek, an album of jazz duets with Lady GaGa on September 23rd, and has so far sold over 131,000 copies of the album.
The record breaking Tony Bennett
The album is the third number one debut in a row for Bennett’s collaborator Lady Gaga, who last hit the top spot with ARTPOP, less than a year ago. For Bennett, it marks his second number one album after he set his original record for oldest living artist to earn a number one, with Duets II in 2011.
Musical superstars from different eras score huge success on collaboration album of jazz covers.
One of the less likely musical match-ups in pop music history has caught the public’s imagination. Pop superstar Lady Gaga’s collaboration album Cheek To Cheek with legendary crooner Tony Bennett has entered the Billboard chart at number 1.
The jazz standards covers record sold 131,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan, narrowly beating out albums by Kenny Chesney and Barbra Streisand at numbers 2 and 3 respectively. It also reached the Top 10 in the United Kingdom on its debut week.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Scores Number 1 Album With 'Cheek To Cheek'
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