Whether or not you think that ARTPOP was one of the highlights of 2013 or one of its disappointments, everyone has to agree that something very strange is going on with Lady Gaga‘s second single off the album, “Do What U Want.” Not only has the Terry Richardson-directed music video been delayed, but Gaga released a new version of the single featuring that replaced R. Kelly’s vocals with Christina Aguilera‘s. Is it all because of behind-the-scenes creative concerns or is Gaga distancing herself from R. Kelly? What’s true? What’s false? What is happening in the land of Gaga?!?!?
2013, like any other other year, had its ups and downs, surprises, snubs and WTF moments. But unlike any other year, every essential moment in 2013 was captured and preserved in GIF form. We no longer had to dig through YouTube to watch a 30-second ad before a 15-second video splice of an award show performance gone wrong. All we had to to was turn to Google and image search, “Miguel leg drop GIF.” Boom, the results were full of animated pictures showing you exactly what you wanted to see from the Billboard Music Awards.
Say what u want about ARTPOP, people, Lady Gaga has been reminding us that she is still the queen of live spectacle — and that’s no small thing these days. Last night, she brought the house down on The Voice, singing for the first time with sometime rumored rival Christina Aguilera. Though we knew in advance that it would happen, and though we’ve watched it a number of times since, we still think it was one of those moments that made people happy they were watching live TV. Lame, groping, girl power … here’s our own countdown of everything that was amazing about it: Read more…
There’s such a fine line between killin’ it and dying onstage, and sometimes even the pros end up on the bad side. 2013 was a year for some awesome concerts, but it also gave some truly epic performance fails! Head on down to the gallery below and check out 10 shows that had us talking…and not in the good way.
Our biggest personal nightmare is standing naked onstage in front of a crowd of people. But it looks like these celebs don’t share that fear, because they do it night after night! Sure, they might not be “naked,” but they’re definitely lacking the usual amount of clothing. The fact that they can still perform is pretty amazing! These ladies are definitely pros…
There is certainly a perception in the world that Lady Gaga is a World Class Weirdo, and her reputation for eccentricity is certainly something that Gaga’s camp has milked over the years. Some would argue that Gaga has gone to the weirdo well once too often, and her lack of relatability is one of the primary reasons that ARTPOP has been underperforming against its expectations. To her credit, Gaga seems to have recognized this flaw in her brand strategy and has been working overtime of late to humanize herself. Her widely praised appearance on SNL last month was her first successful step in this direction, and we feel that anyone who watches the cable premiere of Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular on VH1 this Saturday, December 7th at 7PM/6C will definitely gain a new appreciation for Miss Stefani Germanotta.
With that said, here are the Five Most Memorable Moments From Lady Gaga & The Muppets‘ Holiday Spectacular!
Will there be more sex push-ups in the music video for Lady Gaga and R. Kelly‘s “Do What U Want?” Is Mick Jagger heading back to the studio? What didn’t you see on the “Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!” event last night?
In the immortal words of that viral video from a few years ago, “OMG, shoes!” We here at VH1 spend a lot of time talk about celebrity clothes (or lack thereof), but we never seem to give enough love to famous footwear. Well, that’s about to change right now as we take a look back at the coolest rock star shoes of 2013!
Eminem has plenty to be thankful for this week; the Detroit rapper rules Nielsen SoundScan’s singles and albums chart this week, as Lady Gaga watches sales of her Artpop plummet. For more, we turn to this week’s SoundScanner: