Lady Gaga found herself in an unusual position last week: Second place. By rushing “Applause”—the first single from her highly anticipated ARTPOP LP—to market in order to combat leaks, she placed herself in direct competition with the juggernaut that is the Katy Perry Machine. So when Gaga came out on the losing end of that battle, the pressure on her to deliver a stunning opening performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards really intensified. And guess what? She delivered.
The 2013 MTV Music Video Awards are this Sunday and while most elements are left for surprise, we know for certain the live performances are going to be smokin’ hot. Two of the performers already announced are fearless fashionistas Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.
Love & Hip Hop star K. Michelle nets a big debut on this week’s Nielsen SoundScan albums chart, while Katy Perry‘s “Roar” makes a lot more noise than Lady Gaga‘s “Applause” on the singles chart. #SoundScanner investigates:
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Well folks, here it is: The long-awaited music video for Lady Gaga‘s “Applause”!
Just Blaze and Baauer introduce us to their new single — and traditional Indian martial arts, the teen producer who worked with Jay Z is about to lay down some heat with another top rapper, and Justin Timberlake gives us the tracklist to The 20/20 Experience‘s second half.
Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” is on everyone everyone’s lips these days. The ubiquitous tune is catchy as hell and features musical help from fellow super-talents T.I. and Pharrell Williams. As if that’s not enough to earn it some serious column inches, let’s not forget the controversially racy (and very NSFW) music video! The vid has raised some red flags with fans, and even got yanked off of YouTube for a spell. #Thicke and Co insist that the over the top clip was merely meant as a joke, but we’re pretty sure he’s laughing all the way to the bank. A little controversy never hurt record sales, did it? Just read on to see 25 scandalously sexy music vids that were too hot to handle when they first dropped!