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  1. David Bowie Drops First Single In A Decade, Album To Follow

    January 10, 2013 1:55 PM EST igggy Stardust drops a new song like a metorite on the globe The video for David Bowie's new single "Where Are We Now" directed by Tony Oursler David Bowie is back. The legendary British singer celebrated his 66th birthday today by ...

  2. Lady Gaga Donates $1M To Red Cross For Sandy

    November 07, 2012 2:10 PM EST Mother Monster Says: The post was has over 10,000 'likes' on Facebook and over 3,000 shares on Twitter. (LittleMonsters.com Screenshot) Lady Gaga is donating $1 million to the Red Cross to aid those affected by Superstorm Sandy. The New ...

  3. 'Music Is A Great Way To Sell Other Things'

    October 15, 2012 7:58 AM EDT Entertainment lawyer Ken Hertz -- who's driven brand deals for Beyonce, Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga -- thinks everyone is a media company. Ken Hertz has a new theory he wants to test out. It's an overcast October day in New York, and He ...

  4. Business Matters: Why More Artists Will Follow Lady Gaga Into Premium Apps

    September 06, 2012 5:58 PM EDT Labels are always looking for something to fill the void left by declining album sales. Next up: premium artist apps. Lady Gaga is planning a computer application she says will integrate extra content, chats, games, fashion and films along with he ...

  5. Opportunities for Western & Asian Tours Increase in Japan

    August 08, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Japanese fans couldn't get enough of Lady Gaga. During the American superstar's "Born This Way" tour of Japan, Gaga played the Saitama Super Arena in May and sold out one show. Then another. Then another. In all, Gaga moved 96, ...

  6. Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results Big-event tours and superstars are supposed to sell tickets, so the best indicator for the success of the touring industry is when the list of top tours also includes a health ...

  7. Perez Hilton on His New Gym-Ready Compilation, Failed 2009 Tour, Gold & Platinum Discs

    June 28, 2012 9:17 AM EDT Perez Hilton's "Liston to This" section of his website where he recommends new music. Say what you will about the lightning-rod that is celebrity blogger Perez Hilton (nee Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr.), the fact is the man lives fo ...

  8. Video: Troy Carter Talks Lady Gaga in Asia, Social Media, Investing In Tech at Music Matters Conference

    June 21, 2012 4:41 PM EDT A week before the controversial cancelling of Lady Gaga's Indonesia "Born This Way" tour stop, her manager Troy Carter was the keynote interview at the Music Matters conference in Singapore earlier this month. Carter, who is the fou ...

  9. Lady Gaga Tweets Indonesia 'Born This Way' Show Still Up In The Air

    May 23, 2012 7:24 AM EDT The Jakarta situation is 2-fold: Indonesian authorities demand I censor the show & religious extremist separately, are threatening violence - Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 22, 2012 If the show does go on as scheduled, I will perform the BTWBall al ...

  10. Lady Gaga Denied Permit For Indonesia Stadium Concert Following Protests

    May 15, 2012 6:56 AM EDT JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Lady Gaga will have to cancel her sold-out show in Indonesia following protests by Islamic hard-liners and conservative lawmakers, who said her sexy clothes and dance moves will corrupt the youth. National police spokesm ...

  11. Minnie Driver Marries David Bowie, Shakespeare in Marc Evans' 'Hunky Dory'

    March 11, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Minnie Driver (left) plays a teacher in the film "Hunky Dory," which screened at SXSW Film conference (Photo: Phil Gallo) David Bowie and William Shakespeare form a duo in "Hunky Dory," a film set in Wales in 1976 in which an a ...

  12. Taylor Swift Leads Billboard's 2012 Top 40 Money Makers -- See the Full List

    March 09, 2012 11:30 AM EST As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard's sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jo ...

  13. Lady Gaga Sets Record 20 Million Twitter Followers, Ahead of Bieber, Shakira, Rihanna

    March 07, 2012 5:30 AM EST Did ANYONE see SPRINGSTEEN on Fallon last night!!! Buy his new album. It is so genius its hard to even believe. Just mind-blowing passion. - Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 3, 2012 Lady Gaga's army of little monsters continues to grow, as the pop ...

  14. Billboard Power 100: Steve Berman

    January 26, 2012 11:24 PM EST No. 96 Steve Berman Vice Chairman Interscope Records Twitter: @Interscope High-Profile Projects... Steve Berman has been with the label since its inception in 1991, and under Jimmy Iovine (see No. 10) leads the day-to-day marketing and sales charg ...

  15. Lady Gaga Leads Forbes' 2011 Top-Earning Women in Music List With $90 Million

    December 15, 2011 9:31 AM EST She may not have been born this way, but Lady Gaga was pop's top-earning woman in 2011. According to Forbes , Lady Gaga earned $90 million from album sales, touring and endorsements -- double the estimated earnings of Taylor Swift and Katy Pe ...

  16. Editor's Note: New Billboard Policy Sets Pricing Threshold for Albums, Singles

    November 16, 2011 4:00 PM EST After much thought and consultation with the industry, Billboard has decided to implement a new charting policy. Effective with the sales tracking week of November 21 through the 27th, which coincides with the Billboard charts dated December 10, a ...

  17. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Light Up MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 06, 2011 9:20 PM EST Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber were the undisputed stars of the show at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards, held Sunday night (Nov. 6) at Belfast Odyssey Arena, Northern Ireland. Lady Gaga won four awards, including best female and biggest fans, a newl ...

  18. Backbeat: The Kin Host Foodie Feast, Rock Show @ Kingswood Restaurant

    October 13, 2011 4:30 PM EDT We Are Family: From Left: The Kin's Shakerleg, producer Tony Visconti, the Kin's Thorry and Isaac Koren (Photo: Christa Titus) Soulful music group the Kin transformed the downstairs of New York's Kingswood Restaurant into its own pe ...

  19. Lady Gaga Sues Company Trying to Trademark Her Name

    September 28, 2011 8:36 PM EDT Lady Gaga says a Nevada-based company is trying to horn in on her fame to market cosmetics and jewelry. She's suing in New York. The Grammy Award-winning pop star sued Excite Worldwide LLC on Monday. The lawsuit says the company applied witho ...

  20. Lady Gaga Loses Legal Fight With Fan Over LadyGaga.org

    September 23, 2011 10:49 PM EDT Sounds like theme of a Lady Gaga hit song, but instead, this is the plot line of a dispute involving the domain name, LadyGaga.org . In August, the artist formerly known as Stefani Germanotta submitted a complaint to the National Arbitration Forum ...

  21. Q&A: Tony Bennett Talks 'Duets II'

    September 12, 2011 7:15 AM EDT When Tony Bennett released Duets: An American Classic in 2006, the legendary singer figured it was a one-off project. Then the album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 3 million copies worldwideNot according to SS; get SS f ...

  22. Q&A: Anjula Acharia-Bath Co-Founder/CEO, Desi Hits!

    September 01, 2011 8:51 AM EDT Five years ago, Anjula Acharia-Bath was working as a senior partner at the London-based executive search firm Forsyth Group. Today, she runs an entertainment/lifestyle website focused on South Asian (Desi) culture called Desi Hits! (desihits.com ...

  23. Rihanna Tops Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato Jumps Up on Social 50 Chart

    July 21, 2011 2:19 PM EDT Rihanna Tops Gaga As Most Popular Female Act, Takes No. 1 In the same week where Rihanna trumped Lady Gaga to become the woman with the most fans on Facebook , RiRi takes over the No. 1 slot on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The chart ranks the ...

  24. Lady Gaga Vehemently Denies Japan Charity Bracelet Scam

    June 29, 2011 7:27 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Representatives of Lady Gaga on Tuesday (June 28) denied claims of a scam over sales of the singer's wristbands for Japan's earthquake relief efforts. They described a lawsuit targeting the pop star and other companies invo ...

  25. Lady Gaga Launches a Fashion Blog

    June 28, 2011 8:29 PM EDT Lady Gaga has found yet another way to express herself. The singer, who's known as much for her controversial music as she is for the costumes and outfits she dons, has launched a fashion blog, " Amen Fashion " on the microblogging ...

  26. Lady Gaga Sued Over Japan Earthquake-Relief Charity Bracelets

    June 27, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Lady Gaga has been sued over sales of her wristbands for Japan's earthquake relief efforts in a class action that claims that not all the proceeds went to victims as she had promised. Michigan legal network 1800LAWFIRM also alleges that Gaga ...

  27. Editor's Note: Why Billboard Isn't Revising Chart Policies for Lady Gaga's Amazon Deal

    May 26, 2011 7:05 PM EDT Ice-T's rage is nothing compared to the fury of Britney Spears fans questioning Billboard's chart policies ... Ah, remember the old days? Back when the Billboard 200 albums chart was as simple as adding up the receipts for thousands of d ...

  28. Lady Gaga Is First Person to Reach 10 Million Twitter Followers

    May 16, 2011 10:34 AM EDT Lady Gaga ( @ladygaga ) gained her 10 millionth Twitter follower on Saturday. The singer announced the milestone that day on Twitter . "10MillionMonsters! I'm speechless, we did it! Its an illness how I love you. Leaving London smiling,& ...

  29. Kanye West, Willow Smith, Lady Gaga Takes Home Key Wins from MTV's O Awards

    April 28, 2011 7:05 PM EDT Lady Gaga emerged as the clear winner of MTV's inaugural O Awards, an awards show designed to fete all things digital music related. The event was streamed online Thursday (April 28) night from Las Vegas. Lady Gaga won the prize for Most Inno ...

  30. MTV's Dermot McCormack Talks O Music Awards

    April 05, 2011 1:03 PM EDT MTV today revealed the full list of categories and nominees for its inaugural O Music Awards , a Web-based awards show dedicated to all things digital that will take place April 28. Nominees -- selected by MTV's internal committee following d ...

  31. Tyler the Creator and Lady Gaga Lead MTV's O Music Award Nominations

    April 05, 2011 7:17 AM EDT Lady Gaga and Tyler the Creator lead MTV's newly inaugurated O Music Awards with three nominations each. MTV announced Tuesday the categories and nominees for its new Web-based awards show, a celebration of digital music. Categories include b ...

  32. Lady Gaga Says Rebecca Black Is A 'Genius' During Google Visit

    March 23, 2011 10:38 AM EDT about $27,000 a week http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital ...

  33. Pitbull, Jamie Lynn Noon Heat Up Social 50 Chart

    March 17, 2011 12:14 PM EDT While Lady Gaga continues to hold court atop the Social 50, Jamie Lynn Noon hits the top 10 and Pitbull charges 20-12 to a new peak. Popular YouTube act Noon rises 12-8 -- visiting the top 10 for the first time. She continues to be a phenom on MyS ...

  34. Lady Gaga Donates Wristband Proceeds to Japan Relief Efforts

    March 14, 2011 11:07 AM EDT In response to the devastating tsunami and earthquake that hit Japan on Friday (Mar. 11), Lady Gaga has designed a "Japan Prayer Bracelet," with all proceeds for the wristband going to relief efforts. The pop star posted the announcement ...

  35. Target's Public Relations Vice President On Company's Relationship With Lady Gaga, LGBT Initiatives

    February 18, 2011 12:10 PM EST What follows is an edited transcript of Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde's interview with Target Vice President of Public Relations Dustee Tucker Jenkins, regarding the company's partnership with Lady Gaga to release an exclusive ...

  36. Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum Big Winners At 2011 Grammys

    February 14, 2011 12:30 AM EST The 2011 Grammys ended with a major shocker as Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire beat out platinum pop stars Eminem, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for the night's big award, Album of the Year for "The Suburbs." The eight-member ensemble ...

  37. Lady Gaga Manager Teams With Industry Vets For Atom Factory Licensing

    January 31, 2011 9:30 PM EST Music manager Troy Carter, who counts Lady Gaga as his No. 1 client, executive Vincent Herbert, president of Streamline Records, Gaga's label home, music supervisor Paul Stewart and the multi-platinum producing team the Co-Stars have teamed f ...

  38. @CES 2011: Lady Gaga Unveils New Digital Polaroid Products

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga proved to be the star of the first official day of CES 2011, taking the stage in the Polaroid booth to unveil a line of products she helped design. The Polaroid booth was jammed with throngs of fans, press, and passersby who stood around ...

  39. Lady Gaga Tweets New Album's Bare-Cheeked Photo & May Release Date; First Single Coincides With Grammy Appearance

    January 01, 2011 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga rang in the New Year with a major announcement for her little monsters: "Born This Way," the highly anticipated follow-up album to her breakthrough debut, "The Fame," will be released on May 23, 2011. The set's t ...

  40. Madonna Banned from Piers Morgan's CNN Show

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Don't expect Piers Morgan to interview Madonna when his CNN show premieres in January. "She is too vegan for TV," Morgan was quoted saying by the U.K. media. "We have Lady Gaga now so Madonna is banned from my show." Morga ...

  41. German Hackers Allegedly Steal Music From Gaga

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST German police are investigating two hackers who allegedly stole songs from Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Kesha and Kelly Clarkson, selling them online and forcing the advanced release of several singles. Chief prosecutor in the city of Duisberg Ro ...

  42. Q&A With MTV's Music And Talent Head Amy Doyle

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV removed the words "music television" from its logo earlier this year, but with the not-so-sudden surge in the popularity of music videos (thanks in no small part to YouTube), it's getting back in the music game. When it comes to ...

  43. French Protests Nix Lady Gaga's Paris Shows

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has postponed two Lady Gaga shows in Paris this weekend because of the strikes and protests in France over the plan to raise the retirement age. The Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 shows at Paris Bercy have been postponed until Dec. 19 and Dec. 20 ...

  44. BACKBEAT: Annie Lennox Previews New Christmas Album

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Annie Lennox is getting ready to release a Christmas album and gave a very special preview to a VIP crowd in London on September 28. “Christmas Cornucopia” is due November 15 in the United Kingdom on Island Records and the 16th in the United State ...

  45. Annie Lennox Launches Holiday Album In London

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Christmas came early for the U.K. music biz as Annie Lennox made an impromptu performance at the launch of her new holiday album. Lennox launched her "Christmas Cornucopia" album -- her first for Universal after spending most of her care ...

  46. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Comma's Bonny Dolan

    August 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Bonny Dolan Title: Executive Producer, Comma Panel: Sept. 15 2:30 p.m. Music Supervision 101: Finding the Perfect Song; 5:30 p.m. Networking Happy Hour. For more information or to register for our Music & Advertising conference in Chicag ...

  47. Web Trends: Fantasia, Justin Bieber, Six Rappers and Their Worst Summer Jobs and more

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 15. Fantasia sex tape Former "American Idol" winner allegedly stars in a sex tape. 17. Justin Bieber water bottle Justin Bieber was hit with a water bottle on stage at a recent concert. Digg Music Video 24 Hour ...

  48. Web Trends: Daddy Yankee, Rod Stewart, Ray LaMontagne and more

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 5. Ramon Ayala Ramon Ayala, better known as Daddy Yankee, will be performing Sunday at the Gonzales Summer Fest, which kicks off Saturday in Centennial Park in Gonzales, Calif. 9. Penny Lancaster Rod Stewart and his third ...

  49. Web Trends: Shania Twain, Paramore, Waka Waka and More

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 3. Frédéric Thiébaud Shania Twain, whose divorce from Robert "Mutt" Lange finalizes this week, was seen with Frédéric Thiébaud at the Swiss Red Cross Ball on May 29. Youtube Music Most Viewed Toda ...

  50. Lady Gaga, Lily Allen Boost U.K. Pop Sales

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Lady Gaga, Paolo Nutini, Lily Allen and Robbie Williams helped pop claim its biggest share of U.K album sales last year since 2003. The figures from labels trade body the BPI showed that the genre accounted for 29% of album sales in 2009 ...

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