Thursday, September 8, 2011
Adele Gets A Second US Number One With Someone Like You
Adele has scored a second number one single in the US with her track Someone Like You, which has risen to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
The track, which was at the top of the UK singles chart for four weeks earlier this year, went from number 19 to number one in America this week.
The jump in the charts happened after the singer performed at last week’s MTV video music awards.
The song went on to sell more than 270,000 downloads in its ninth week.
Adele’s first US number one single ‘Rolling in the Deep’ was in May this year.
Meanwhile, Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera’s Moves Like Jagger drops to number two and Foster the People’s Pumped Up Kicks remains at three.
Earlier this week in the UK Adele lost out to artist PJ Harvey for the 2011 Mercury Price for best album.
Some were surprised she didn’t win.
The judges’ chairman, Simon Firth, said album sales weren’t considered by the panel.
He said: “So we never stop and say well we won’t give that prize there, we think it’s the best album but she’s got enough success already so we won’t make her the winner.
“That would be so silly, it doesn’t even cross our minds.”
Meanwhile, Adele has been forced to postpone four shows on her UK tour on doctors’ orders.
It’s because the 23-year-old has been suffering with a bad cold and chest infection.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
“I’m not homophobic. I just think ‘faggot’ hits and hurts people. It hits. And ‘gay’ just means you’re stupid. I don’t know, we don’t think about it, we’re just kids. We don’t think about that shit. But I don’t hate gay people. I don’t want anyone to think I’m homophobic.”
-Rapper Tyler “The Creator”-
Addressing the controversy of his tasteless sophomore album “Goblin” by dropping the word “faggot” 213 times. Even Chris Brown criticized his “music”.
When Chris Brown is accusing you for being violent, you gotta know you’re fucked up.
This Sunday, Tyler “The Creator” won for “Best New Artist” at the MTV’s Video Music Awards.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Lady Gaga Wins For “Best Female” While Dressed As A Man
The Advocate reports:
Lady Gaga took home this year’s award for best female performer — after putting on a raucous show dressed as a cigarette smoking, beer drinking man.
Her tweak on gender identity opened the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday with a monologue in character as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone, who declared nothing real, and everything theater. Then Calderone tore off a black blazer and danced with a crew of men in white t-shirts and black pants during a rendition of “Yoü and I.”
On a night when Lady Gaga’s album and anthem of the same name for gay rights, “Born This Way,” brought in the awards, Lady Gaga spent the entire evening as a drag king. The song beat a number of this year’s biggest musical statements for gay acceptance to win “Best Video with a Message,” a new category.
“I feel so blessed to be here,” Gaga said while accepting best female performer. “It doesn’t matter how you are — gay, straight, bi, lesbian, transgendered — you were born this way.”
Before the night was over, Britney Spears accepted a kiss from Calderone, who enthusiastically introduced Spears as the winner of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Cher & Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga had a reason to sing at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.
The pop star, nominated for arecord-setting 13 trophies, took home top honors, winning video of the year for “Bad Romance” – and seized the opportunity to trill for Cher, who presented her with the Moonman trophy.
“I never thought I’d be asking Cher to hold my meat purse,” a tearful Gaga said at the podium in a bacon-colored outfit.
“I promised that if I won this tonight, I’d announce the name of my new record,” she said. After exhaling, Gaga revealed it is titled Born This Way.Then, she belted out a refrain as Cher looked on. “God makes no mistakes,” she sang. “I’m on the right track baby. I was born this way.”
Throughout the night, Gaga turned the ceremony, live from L.A.’s Nokia Theater, into her very own fashion show, at one point noting that she wasn’t prepared for all her acceptance speeches.
“This outfit’s too heavy to walk in,” she said while accepting best pop video. “I apologize if I’m a little slow this evening.”
Here’s the Presentation of the Music Video Of The Year by Cher, which Lady Gaga got. The Lady Meets The Queen.
Cher is up to present Video Of The Year on tonight’s MTV VMA’s. Can’t wait to see her!
Nominated for 13 Music Video Awards, Lady Gaga has decided to make a statement in support of gay rights at MTV’s Sunday evening show.
Her chaperones? A group of service members affected by “don’t ask, don’t tell,” sources have confirmed toThe Advocate.
The names of the service members have not yet been released.
Lady Gaga’s decision to attend the VMAs at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles with gay service members in tow isn’t the first time she’s taken a stand in support of repealing DADT. Prior to her concert in Washington, D.C. last week, the subversive siren met with clients of SLDN, an advocacy group that works with soldiers facing discharge from the military as a result of the 1993 law. Gaga was also a high-profile speaker at last year’s National Equality March in Washington.
UPDATE: The four service members on the white carpet with Lady Gaga were identified as Katie Miller, described on Servicemembers Legal Defense Network’s website as “a top West Point cadet who resigned in August to protest the discriminatory law”; Maj. Mike Almy, an Air Force officer who was discharged in 2006 and who testified in the federal challenge to “don’t ask, don’t tell”; David Hall, a former U.S. Air Force staff sergeant; and Stacy Vasquez, Army sergeant first class, who was also discharged as a result of DADT.
Though a federal judge in California last week ruled that DADT violates the First Amendment and due process rights of gay soldiers, pressure for the U.S. Senate to repeal the law remains immense as lawmakers return from recess on Monday.
Failure to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (of which of DADT repeal is a part) before Congress recesses again on October 8 for the upcoming midterm elections could put repeal in jeopardy (click here for an update on legislative repeal from The Advocate’s Kerry Eleveld).