Lady Gaga

Nov
3
Eminem, Lady Gaga, M.I.A., & Odd Future Kick Off YouTube Music Awards

Odd Future and M.I.A.

YouTube sensations and music superstars came together at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards at New York’s Pier 36 on Sunday.

The unscripted event, which was live streamed across the globe, featured performances from Eminem, Lady Gaga, M.I.A., Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt, and Arcade Fire. All of the performances were conceived as music videos and directed by filmmakers selected by Spike Jonze.

After showing her teeth on the red carpet, Lady Gaga delivered an emotional performance of her new ballad “Dope” off ARTPOP, while M.I.A. lit up the stage with “Come Walk With Me” off her album Matangi.

She also struck up a friendship with Tyler, the Creator. “M.I.A MIGHT BE THE COOLEST FEMALE OF EVER,” tweeted the Odd Future frontman, who performed “Sasquatch” with Earl Sweatshirt.

Eminem was named Artist of the Year and closed out the show with a black-and-white performance of his MMLP2 cut “Rap God.”

T-Pain also hit the stage with some YouTube stars, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were honored as YouTube Breakthrough.

Check out a photo gallery from the evening below.

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Nov
3
Lady Gaga Debuts ‘Dope’ at YouTube Music Awards

Lady Gaga

YouTube’s biggest stars stepped out from behind the computer and onto the stage at the first-ever YouTube Music Awards at Pier 36 in New York on Sunday. Hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts, the event was live streamed throughout the world and featured performances from Eminem, M.I.A., Tyler, the Creator, Arcade Fire, and Lady Gaga.

Under the helm of Spike Jonze and Chris Milk, Gaga traded spectacle for a stripped-down set. Dressed in a flannel shirt and snapback, she sat barefoot at a piano and belted out her ARTPOP ballad “Dope” as tears rolled down her face.

Watch her emotional performance below.

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Nov
3
New Music: Lady Gaga – ‘Dope’

Dope

Lady Gaga has been giving her Little Monsters a new song each week leading up to the release of ARTPOP. A week before the album hits stores, she deals out “Dope.” The superstar singer shows off her powerful pipes on the raw piano ballad.

“My heart would break without you/ Might not awake without you/ Been hurting low from living high for so long,” she sings. “I’ll keep on searching for an answer ’cause I need you more than dope.”

She will perform the song at tonight’s YouTube Music Awards in New York.

Get your Gaga fix below.

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Oct
31
Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, & Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Perform at AMAs

Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar

Pop and hip-hop’s biggest stars are headed to the AMA stage. Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have been announced as performers for the 2013 American Music Awards.

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Oct
29
New Music: Lady Gaga – ‘Mary Jane Holland’ [Snippet]

Lady Gaga

After blasting off to “Venus,” Lady Gaga gets high in Holland on her latest ARTPOP release. The pop diva unleashes her alter ego “Mary Jane Holland,” who comes to life after smoking some of the magical marijuana.

“I know mom and dad think I’m a mess/ But it’s alright cause I am rich as piss,” sings Gaga on the grungy electro record.

Get another taste of ARTPOP by listening to the two-minute snippet below.

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Oct
28
Lady Gaga Performs ‘Venus’ and ‘Do What U Want’ on ‘X Factor’ U.K.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga brought her performance art to “The X Factor” U.K. on Sunday. Wearing a blonde wig and seashell bikini, the eccentric singer performed her self-produced ARTPOP song “Venus” on a guitar before busting out the electro tune with her dancers.

After prancing barefoot on stage, she tore off her blonde wig to reveal a short brown ‘do, and got down on all fours while singing her R. Kelly-assisted single “Do What U Want.” She ended on top of a piano as the judges including Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne watched in amazement.

“I wanted to do ‘Do What U Want’ because it’s my new single and it really shows, I hope, my diversity as a writer,” said Gaga. “I also love R. Kelly!”

Following her theatrical set, she ran into the audience to embrace Sharon Osbourne, ending their well-publicized feud.

Watch all the drama unfold live.

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Oct
27
New Music: Lady Gaga – ‘Venus’

Venus

Lady Gaga takes a trip to “Venus” on her out-of-this-world new song. After giving us the singles “Applause” and “Do What U Want,” the singer explores intergalactic love on the electro thumper, which she produced.

“I can’t help but keep on dancing/ Goddess of love/ Take me to your planet/ Take me to your planet/ Take me to your leader,” she sings on the hook.

She calls herself “Aphrodite Lady Seashell Bikini” and shouts out the planets including Uranus (“Don’t you know my ass is famous”).

The song was originally slated to be the second single off ARTPOP, but after the success of “Do What U Want” with R. Kelly, she shifted her plans.

The song hits iTunes tonight, while ARTPOP arrives November 11 featuring T.I., Too $hort, and Twista (“Jewels N’ Drugs”).

Blast off with Mother Monster’s galactic banger.

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