Lady Gaga‘s eagerly-awaited and endlessly-discussed album ARTPOP finally dropped this Monday, and it appears as if the extended marketing campaign for the LP is working, as projections have her selling approximately 260,000 copies of her latest collection of songs. It’s no shock this fashion-clad, envelope-pushing music mastermind is making such a splash – she’s always surprising the masses. So let’s give a shout out to some of her past hits, and see which song reigns supreme. Do you think Lady Gaga’s video for “Born This Way” or “Alejandro” makes fans go the Gaga-est? Vote now and decide!
Mariah Carey should be having a fantastic week. After all, she’s just dropped her new single, “The Art of Letting Go.” Unfortunately, the music legend is referring to herself as a “diva in distress.” The pop singer sounded off today on Facebook about how a new sound engineer made a massive error and loaded the wrong version of her new single for fans. And this drama is coming just days after she went after American Idol (and presumably Nicki Minaj) on a radio show!
You know Eminem, who makes a massive splash this week with his The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which arrives with the year’s second biggest sales week. But what do you know about A Great Big World? Get to know the SoundScan upstarts, who land this week’s No. 1 song, in this week’s SoundScanner:
John Lennon was always a man who broke new ground, so we like to think he’d be a fan of John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes, a cutting-edge interactive iPhone app that blends music, game play, documentary film, and charity work in a way that has never been done before! Released today, the app allows us to hear rare Lennon acoustic demos for the very first time, and lets us learn about the near-death experience that inspired his final album, Double Fantasy.
If you missed Monday night’s VH1 You Oughta Know In Concert livestream, you’ll have a chance to catch the highlights of the program next Thursday, November 21, at 9/8C. Between now and then, we’ll be rolling out clips from this evening’s AMAZING show here on VH1 Music, including the moment that has the Internet salivating earlier this week: The moment when Lorde and HAIM teamed up to cover Sheryl Crow‘s AAA classic, “Strong Enough.”
Listen up, rock fans: The DVD of Eric Clapton‘s 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival is going to drop on November 19th (that’s soon)! Held only every three years, Crossroads is like a rock ‘n’ roll Olympics, chock full of the world’s greatest six-string virtuosos and axe shredders. In celebration of this impending release, VH1 Classic will be broadcasting a marathon of the 2004, 2007 and 2010 Crossroads concerts this Sunday, November 17th at 3pm.
With Lorde‘s cover of Tears For Fears’ hit “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” having just been released, we’re wondering if the new version could possibly become more memorable than the 1985 classic. And even if the latest rendition doesn’t conquer the original, which cover songs actually were more successful than the first take?