R3 it was the lupus that caused the hip thing I think
Is she ugly because the Lupus caused that?
Why is she releasing the first single in August and then not releasing the album until 3 months later? Kind of stupid.
[quote]In turn, the album ARTPOP musically mirrors Gaga's creative process as she passes through the mediums (sic) of each artist she collaborates with, scoring a blueprint of her journey.
A very fancy way to describe plagiarism.
am i old because i don't really understand wtf that linked poster is saying.
What don't you understand, R12?
I think, R12, she's pretending she's a little Warhol and is going to interpret Jeff Koons simplistic toys as an even more banal pop song. But I'm not quite sure either.
This is what happens when you skip post-secondary education, Stefani.
Bitch has had some face work!
"Lady Gaga is set to dominate the world again"
There seems to be a strong delusion among American Lady Gaga fans that she is huge all over the world. She is big in the US, she is certainly fairly big outside the US too but she is not as big and she does not dominate. Outside the US, she's just seen as one of many American girl singers.
Look, anything that takes media attention away from Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber is good with me.....but.....ARTPOP reeks of classic over production failure. Gaga has just too many producers on this album, for the songs to be good. It already feels like a salvage operation.
Lady Gaga just needs to go away and never be heard from again.
Fuck yeah. The Queen of Pop has done it again.
[quote]There seems to be a strong delusion among American Lady Gaga fans that she is huge all over the world.
She is huge all over the world, honey, and is one of the most powerful people in the world. That's just a fact.
At least she works hard, loves what she does, is determined, and isn't another Rhianna. There's a lot to appreciate. I'm so sick of the Britney Spears assembly line.
[quote]She needs to do something about that face though.
As of about 2 weeks ago, Gaga was still looking for new material the the album.
r22 Poor bitch. I almost feel sorry for her. But then I remember what a raging cunt she is.
Americans think Oprah is the most famous women in the world and Lady Gaga is the most famous singer.
If I ever saw proof of American isolationism and arrogance than these 2 opinions......(Oh and the worlds favorite food is NOT the Hamburger either)
SHE IS THE MERYL STREEEEP OF POP!!!!!1!!!
I was wondering how long it would take until somebody brought "her" up. [R22]If anybody people should be comparing her to Rhianna , someone who is her age and sells more records.
R28, what about me!
I love her Italian nose. Good for her for not changing it to placate her cunty fans.
r30 Yeah, like I did. I'm black, I just don't want big fucking black nose. Tyra Banks, Halle Berry, and LaToya Jackson agree with me.
Lady Gaga is the second most powerful celebrity on the planet. Madonna who?? Lady Gaga is Queen of Music. She is the Meryl Streep of musicians. Madonna is a talentless old street corner whore who's scared shitless of the queen of pop. LOL. Lady Gaga reigns supreme at the top.
ALL HAIL ARTPOP!
Poor r20, I don't think you know much about the rest of the world, and very little beyond your own bubble.
R32 is a tad demented.
The app sounds gimmicky. But, no doubt, we will soon be going into huge promotion overdrive over the next couple of months to ensure that Gaga is marketed as "THE BIGGEST THING IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!!!!" Yawn.
R33 it won't be any worse than the media blitz Timberfake subjected us to last fall when he appeared virtually everywhere and even got a CNN special about himself. At least Gaga has talent.
Yes, but Timberlake marketing doesn't claim he is THE BIGGEST THING EVER IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!!! Yes, Gaga has talent but not anywhere near the level of talent that her marketing as THE MOST AMAZING THING!!! claims she has.
Lady Gaga is amazing singing live. She really can sing! Madonna never sang a note in tune. Lady Gaga is original. She is queen of pop.
R35 yes it did claim that. They even had presenters at the first awards show he appeared at following that media blitz to herald the return of Timberfake as if he was the best ever.
poor gaga, she won't be able to be in the billboard hot 100 #1 because Katy is coming with her new album too! Katy will own the charts again bitches!
Artpop? More like Agitprop.
They push Lady Gaga too hard in the Mainstream Media for me to think she is anything other than a bought and paid-for whore the New World Order.
I like Gaga & like Katy. I liked ONE song by Rihanna "Umbrella", & none by Beyonce.
I think Beyonce's sell by date is near despite the pr of the tour.
I think Rihanna's still going strong but has probably peaked. She's not very talented & the latest shit on tour is not helping this famewhore.
Katy's like down on the list but she actually has poppy songs that sound good. She actually sings some songs live, seems sweet & humble compared to the others.
Gaga has talent and I love the edgy cray cray shit she does. I don't like any of her music except for her first hit but I love the pomo arty shit she brings to her audience. OTOH, I think she's got Lupus and it will derail any touring she's going to do since you can never know when a Lupus flare is going to happen. I'm sure she's seeing the best Lupus physicians but still, it's a debilitating disease.
Katy Perry is almost 30, so her sell-by date is approaching.
Beyonce's problem is she's now into her early 30s. It will be only harder from here on out to get future hits. The other girls on the charts today are younger and it's their time.
Also, I think fewer of her fans will attend her shows out of fear of getting infected with lupus
There is already a new generation of teen targets female stars on the launching pad, ready to go. Bye Bye Beyonce, Gaga, Rhianna, Katie....you all too old for the next generations and not good enough to last based on your music.
One can only HOPE r44
Lady Gaga will last for decades to come. She's the Meryl Streep of music. Lady Gaga is the number one female artist on the planet.
Lady Gagas all total albums sold are around 32 million copies.
Led Zeppelin, 350 Million sold
ABBA, 550 Million sold
Pedo Jackson, 220 Million sold
Celine Dion, 180 Million sold
Enya 120 Million sold
Madonna 340 Million sold
Shannia Twain, 110 Million sold
Dolly Parton 250 Million sold
Beatles, over 1 Billion sold.
Understand how trivial Lady Gaga is now?
"Enya 120 Million sold"
Wow. The apocalypse is truly nigh...
OK, R47. All those acts have been around for DECADES. What IS your point?
FAIL, R47. Lady Gaga is a young artist who has been on the scene for a little over 5 years. The artists you've named have been around for 20 years and more. It's an unfair comparison, so back to the drawing board with you.
FORBES has named Gaga as the top earning celebrity under the age of 30, beating Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kirsten Stewart, and Jennifer Lawrence.
She hasn't put out an album in 2 years, had to cancel her tour due to a hip injury, and yet managed to amass $80 million during the period between June 2012 and June 2013.
Gaga is the Queen.
Pffft only 63 responses ..she's not setting the world on fire obvs
R64 her bank account is setting the lesser celebs' accounts on fire though.
What a stupid link, R66. Is that site supposed to be taken seriously calling her Lady CaCa?
She has a 360 deal, which means her bank account isn't on fire as much as her record label. It will be years before she recoups a penny from the many millions of dollars it took to bring her to where she is today.
She better hope her LP is more original than her last piece of crap.
And where is your proof of this, R68? Or are you just speaking out of your ass? Her last album was more critically acclaimed than even The Fame Monster, her voice was better on it, the music was better.
The Little Monsters are all excited. The album is trending on the Grammy website.
Yes, can't wait to hear some of her new music playing over the supermarket speakers a year from now.
Okay, I appreciate Gaga's dresses and I do seriously like Let's Dance a lot. But when I have playlists with dozens or hundreds of different artists playing and some Gaga's song comes on, say Bad Romance, it feels like someone put a demo tape done tongue in cheek in between studio quality songs. Even though Bad Romance, Paparazzi etc. are catchy I feel like just listening to those songs makes me dumber because they are so fucking simple and basic stuff.
And mind you, I'm not some golden eared opera lover. I like some Kesha's songs, some Britney's songs, (although mostly I'm into e.g. Depeche Mode, Kate Bush, electronica/trance and ambient) but Gaga just sounds so basic, without depth or nuances. Probably Gaga-fans don't agree, or they say it's just what they love about Gaga, but I don't know. I think many of her fans might really love her image more. But that's of course part of pop music, or for that matter, anything on this planet.
But I don't deny that she hasn't worked hard for her success, and I applaud her for that. Hopefully her new songs will be better since we're probably going to hear them a lot. And I have to say that as a vegetarian and someone who cares for animals a lot I found Gaga's fur use and Peta-slamming pretty infuriating, and even more considering how many young people look up to her. That made me think she's a selfish little bitch who's got her head deep in her own ass. Hopefully she will change her mind about animal rights.
I can't wait for Gaga to come back. This business of TimberFake and Thicke posers at the top of the charts needs to stop.
R10, the single in advance of the album is typical and has been for decades in the music biz.
U2, Beck, and Peter Gabriel have all attempted this multi-level, multi-media, interactive conecpt with past albums and all have pretty much fallen flat. Bowie has attempted it, as well. As far as Gaga's concept goes, the last thing we need is more involvement in celebrity culture. Aren't there enough shallow, talentless fuckers strutting around the mall like they're a big deal already? I mean, who needs another cunty 25 year old man with a Hello Kitty purse taking more selfies? Sounds like Gaga is just trying to re-create a Facebook community to sell her album and herself. But that's the shrewd part of her craft, giving her fans the illusion she gives a big enough shit about them to include them in all the menial details.
[quote]Even though Bad Romance, Paparazzi etc. are catchy I feel like just listening to those songs makes me dumber because they are so fucking simple and basic stuff.
I totally agree
[quote]Okay, I appreciate Gaga's dresses and I do seriously like Let's Dance a lot.
JUST DANCE. LET'S DANCE was Bowie.
R76, haha, you are absolutely right. Just dance.
Who gives a shit r76, that hag is lucky to get any compliment, misspelled or not.
So many gays hate Gaga but she really does love the gay community unlike the old Vadge. Here is the Queen of Pop performing the Star-Spangled Banner at NYC Pride 2013.
Hey r79, back in the early 1990s when I was a little baby dyke and almost no one was standing up for gay people, there were few images of gays in popular culture and our fight then was not for gay marriage but simply to convince "mainstream society" that we weren't sick and abnormal, Madonna's whole series of songs and videos (Vogue, In Bed with Madonna, Erotica) that featured gay-positive images and had obviously gay and gorgeous dancers were a shot in the arm for us young gays then, as was her friendship with a known lesbian/bisexual woman and her bolshy attitude towards people defining their own gender and sexuality. I know you may not understand just how difficult it was even in the mid-1990s for people to come out, especially public figures, but Ellen's coming out was a *huge* event, and Ellen herself acknowledges Madonna helped her personally in that.
In 2010 it's really not that brave to stand up for gay rights. So, please, stop trying to rewrite history. Since everything Gaga does is about marketing it's not impossible that there is a marketing element in her pro-gay sentiment.
Of course there's a marketing but that doesn't mean she doesn't mean it. If every celebrity that donates to charity is only doing so for marketing in your opinion don't you think you're being a little too negative? If Gaga wears something weird it's for marketing purposes to get attention, if she dresses simply she's run out of ideas, don't you see how anything she does is taken too negatively? Ok, I have drifted a bit out of topic but the amount of vitriol against her is a bit too much especially when compared to other cheap artists who get much less slack than her.
Wow, r81, it's vitriol to say Gaga is marketing? Really? You even said it yourself.
Gaga is very good at marketing, she's the richest singer under 30. If saying that is vitriol, what do you make of the bullshit that's spouted against Madonna?
But, yes, let's get ready for the Gaga marketing onslaught - about which we are not permitted to complain. Except, are the songs any good? That's the real point.
Way to focus on just one word, R82. It's ok if you don't like her but the hate she gets is a bit too much, don't you think? By the amount of sales she gets it's apparent many think her songs are good. Not everyone agrees of course but that doesn't warrant the hate against her.
That's even worse, then. Kudos to her for not caring about what a turd like you thinks,
Lady Caca eats turds in hell. Like your mama
R83, you are the one who focused on one tiny aspect of my previous post at r80 (you ignored the bit that called you out on your rewriting of history).
But, really, my "problem" with Gaga is her fucking stupid fans. I think, musically, she's not that exciting (her music certainly doesn't add up to the great "promise" of something new and radical that her image implies) and I'm not that interested in the product she tries to sell with her marketing. That's ok, not everyone has to think she's wonderful. But, her "Little Monster" fan club are fucking obsessed and bite and grip on tightly with their little fangs, barking ferociously away, if anyone says that they find their dear goddess boring.
If anyone here thinks that this launch has anything to do with anything other than Gaga making the most money she can for herself is very naive. It's a different game for her now. Sure, she has talent and I'm sure she wants to put forth the most organic expression of her artistry that she can, but this is all keeping in mind that Gaga is a major part of the music BUSINESS now. There's far too much riding on and far too many livlihoods dependant upon the income she can potentially generate to be flippant about the way this project is marketed. Anyone involved, Koons in particular, doesn't give two shits about Gaga. They understand the amount of cash they may bring in for themselves.
The same goes for charity. Plenty of celebrities have gotten involved with charity for the sake of image and promo. Dionne Warwick hemmed & hawed about having to donate her income from Dionne & Friends to charity. But she did and it got her another much-needed hit. That's just one example. Plenty of celebrities have foundations and are involved with charities we never hear about because their priorties are in order. I do find it suspect that Gaga ballooned up and made such a spectacle of her weight, as if to bait naysayers, just before the launch od her body image foundation. Almost immediately afterwards she shed the pounds and was back in top shape.
Is any of this negative? It's just the nature of the beast.
The title "artpop" is so tediously obvious. It's not even interesting enough to be pretentious. Yawn.
You negative bitches will be eating your words when ARTPOP takes over the world.