Lady Gaga

Mar 142013
 

In 2000, Cher released an independent album titled Not.com.mercial, written mostly by her after attending a songwriters’ conference in 1994; it marked Cher’s first attempt at writing most of the tracks for an album.

Cher Is One Of The Highest Grossing Tours Of All Time

Because the album was rejected by her record label for being uncommercial, she chose to sell it only on her website. In the song “Sisters of Mercy”, she calls the Catholic nuns who cared for her when she was a child “cruel, heartless and wicked” for keeping her in their orphanage long after her mother attempted to retrieve her; church leaders quickly issued denouncements.

Cher’s highly anticipated dance-oriented follow-up to Believe, Living Proof (2001), entered the Billboard 200 at number nine, her highest-charting album debut to date. Tracks from Living Proof became club hits. The album’s first American single, “Song for the Lonely”, was dedicated to “the courageous people of New York” following the September 11 attacks. The song “Love One Another” was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. Cher performed during the benefit concert VH1 Divas Las Vegas in May 2002.[174] Later that year, she won the Dance/Club Play Artist of the Year Award at the Billboard Music Awards. Her wealth in 2002 was estimated at $600 million.
In June 2002, Cher embarked on the Living Proof: The Farewell Tour, announced as the final live concert tour of her career, although she vowed to continue making records and films.The show highlighted her successes in music, television, and film, featuring video clips from the 1960s onwards and an elaborate backdrop and stage set-up. Initially scheduled for 49 shows, the worldwide tour was extended several times. The NBC special Cher – The Farewell Tour (2003) attracted 17 million viewers. It was the highest rated network-TV concert special of 2003 and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special.

After leaving Warner UK in 2002, Cher signed a worldwide deal with the US division of Warner Bros. Records in September 2003. The Very Best of Cher (2003), a greatest-hits collection that surveys her entire career, peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 and was certified double platinum by the RIAA. Cher played herself in the Farrelly Brothers’ comedy Stuck on You (2003), mocking her public image as she appears in bed with a much younger boyfriend. Her three-year, 325-date Farewell Tour ended in April 2005 as the highest-grossing music tour by a female artist at the time. In 2008, Cher began a three-year, 200-performance residency at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, for which she earned a reported $60 million per year. Cher at the Colosseum featured 16 dancers and aerialists, state-of-the-art video, special effects, and elaborate set designs.

2010s: Film return and upcoming projects

Cher returned to film in the musical Burlesque (2010), playing a nightclub impresario whom a young Hollywood hopeful is looking to impress. One of the two songs she recorded for the film’s soundtrack, the Diane Warren-penned power ballad “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me”, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. Cher lent her voice to the comedy Zookeeper in 2011.[190] The next year, she began working on her first studio album since 2001’s Living Proof. She announced plans to embark on a concert tour, which she has dubbed the Never Can Say Goodbye Tour. In June 2012, the singer revealed that a Broadway musical based on her life and music was currently in development. She said that she may play herself in the show. On November 22, 2012, Cher debuted “Woman’s World”, the lead track from her upcoming new studio album, originally due to be released in March 2013. “Woman’s World” will be released to contemporary hit radio in June 2013. At the end of February 2013, Cher made an announcement on Twitter that the record company rescheduled the album’s release for September. Still untitled, the album received production from hip hop musician, Timbaland and songwriting from Pink and Lady Gaga.

May 242012
 

The Enigma of Lady Gaga, Wisdom of Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga Bad Romance Video…

The Enigma of Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Who is the “real” person behind the enigmatic artist we know as Lady GaGa?

Lady GaGa was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta to Internet entrepreneur parents on March 28th 1986 in New York City. (She’s of Italian descent.) She was a child protégée, learning to play the piano by ear at the ripe age of four. GaGa begun composing her own music by the time she was 13 and started performing at open mic nights at the age of 14.
She attended a private Catholic school in New York City alongside with Paris and Nicky Hilton. While working with a vocal coach and studying classical piano, Lady GaGa performed in her high school’s rock band.

Her artistic accomplishments earned her a rare, early admission to the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts from which she’s dropped out at 19 to pursue music career full time. She’s worked as a waitress, danced in clubs and sung in bars at night designing her stage costumes during the day.

Her first record deal with Island Def Jam fell through, but still Lady GaGa managed to land a contract with Interscope by her 20th birthday. Her first single “Just Dance” landed her at the number one spot of Billboard’s Hot 100 list.
But she’s first and foremost a consummate artist that consistently “produces” hits. A string of three number one hits (“Just Dance”, “Poker Face”, and “LoveGame”) on her debut album, made her a phenomenon of sorts and only the third artist in history to boast of such an achievement.
At the 2010 Grammy’s GaGa scored an award for best dance recording and an award for best electronic dance recording. Shortly after the Grammy’s another of her songs “Bad Romance” reached the top of the charts, her 5th number one hit.
At the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2010 GaGa received an astonishing EIGHT awards, which included the Video of the Year Award for “Bad Romance”.
All the while, her eccentric costumes generate nearly as much attention as her music and performances…..

There is no doubt that Lady GaGa is a talented and prolific artist but what’s equally impressive is her hard work. On her latest tour she’s performed 138 shows…… (Oh yes, and somewhere in between – in the early stages of her career – she’s penned several songs for Brittney Spears whom she holds in high regard.) The Enigma of Lady GaGa is her stage persona. In reality, the story of Lady GaGa isn’t that of Cinderalla made by a prince or a lucky coincidence, but of a powerful artist who’s made her own way to the top.
Wisdom of Lady Gaga

With the “Enigma” of Lady Gaga explored above, her own words paint an interesting picture of her.

“I love Dolce & Gabbana. I love Versace. I love the crazy, more eccentric stuff. I can’t pay my rent, but I’m f—ing gorgeous.” (She sounds like a committed “fashionista”…)

“I dropped out of NYU, moved out of my parent’s house, got my own place, and survived on my own. I made music and worked my way from the bottom up. I didn’t know somebody, who knew somebody, who knew somebody. If I have any advice to anybody, it’s to just do it yourself, and don’t waste time trying to get a favor.” (That’s an advice we respect, admire and know to be correct based on our own experiences.)

“Writing a record is like dating a few men at once. You take them to the same restaurants to see if they measure up, and at some point you decide who you like best. When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time.” (True, deep and insightful description of the creative process.)

“You must never ever let a guy know how much you like him, because then he’ll run in the other direction … Well, I just sign that when you don’t play hard to get, if you’re too easy or you come off too eager, they run away so you gotta keep your pokerface on.” (We wonder whether Lady Gaga is a poker player. If so, she must be a good one!)

Lady Gaga Bad Romance Video