Lady Gaga

  1. Lady Gaga, Universal Sued by Bratz Dolls Manufacturer MGA

    July 25, 2012 6:55 AM EDT Toy firm MGA Entertainment, the maker of the Bratz line of dolls, has sued Lady Gaga and her management firm for delaying approval of a Lady Gaga doll line. The company is alleging breach of contract and seeking more than $10 million in damages in ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Roger Waters' 'The Wall Live' Tops Billboard's Mid-Year Touring Chart

    July 18, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour is continuing on its blockbuster pace, finishing as the highest-grossing year so far in Billboard's Midyear Charts, according to Boxscore. The midyear numbers are based on concerts reported to Billboard B ...

  4. Pulse Recording, Home to Pop Hitmaker Bonnie McKee, Partners with Nashville's Creative Nation

    July 13, 2012 7:03 PM EDT Pulse Recording, the LA-based publishing and management company that represents songwriter Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Britney Spears), producer-writers Dallas Austin (Pink, TLC) and DJ White Shadow (Lady Gaga) and dance artist Sofi, has signed an e ...

  5. 'Opening Act' on E! Connects YouTube To Real World

    July 11, 2012 5:50 PM EDT In a new E! series, an 'Idol' bigwig connects YouTube acts with concert stars In the premiere episode of E!'s new reality show, "Opening Act," a 21-year-old singer/songwriter was plucked from a Dallas suburb to open a Rod ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Why The Wanted Play Gay Clubs: Marketing, Music And The LGBT Community's Mainstream Music Clout

    June 12, 2012 12:45 PM EDT When the Wanted was looking to book its first major U.S. gigs in January, the British pop group didn't just call up Live Nation or AEG to reach the tween- and teen-girl fan base courted by the generations of boy bands that had come before the ...

  9. Lady Gaga Hit In The Head During New Zealand Show

    June 11, 2012 7:44 AM EDT AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) -- Lady Gaga has been struck on the head by a pole while performing a concert in New Zealand. The singer was hit Sunday during the third of three shows in Auckland. Lady Gaga Cancels Indonesian Show Citing Security Threa ...

  10. Music Matters Conference Recap: Troy Carter; Spotify; The Rise of Asian Music Fests

    June 01, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter delivering the keynote address at the Music Matters conference in Singapore. (Photo: Crowded Studios) Music Matters , Asia's premiere music conference, held another successful edition, its 8th, digging into subst ...

  11. Rihanna Continues to Reign on Social 50, Lady Gaga Jumps to No. 2

    May 31, 2012 6:46 PM EDT Rihanna continues to reign supreme on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week. She holds at No. 1 on the tally, reeling from media excitement generated by her film debut in "Battleship." Further, a series of remixes of her popular sin ...

  12. Lady Gaga Denied Permit For Indonesian Concert While Raunchy 'Dangdut' Shows Continue

    May 30, 2012 6:15 AM EDT JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Titin Karisma parades onto the stage wearing a rhinestone bustier and matching bottoms, with sequin fringe that jiggles wildly to the rhythm of the beating drums. Preteen boys watch the singer wide-eyed as she straddles ...

  13. Lady Gaga Cancels Indonesian Show Citing Security Threats

    May 28, 2012 8:03 AM EDT A cancellation notice in Indonesian for Lady Gaga's June 3 show in Jakarta While the "Born This Way Ball" sold out of its 52,000 tickets for its scheduled June 3 concert in Indonesia, Lady Gaga has decided to cancel the performance ...

  14. Troy Carter, Lady Gaga's Manager, Says Singer Won't Change Show For Protests

    May 25, 2012 7:57 AM EDT SINGAPORE (AP) -- Lady Gaga's manager says the pop diva has no plans to tone down her act, even if that prevents her from performing in some countries on her Asian tour. The Straits Times newspaper of Singapore reported Friday that Troy Carte ...

  15. Lady Gaga's 'Simpsons' Appearance, Tour Controversy Spark Billboard Social 50 Chart Gain

    May 24, 2012 10:09 PM EDT Lady Gaga rises makes a big jump back into the top 10 of Billboard's Social 50 chart (climbing 14-5), thanks to the momentum generated by her guest appearance on Fox TV's "The Simpsons" on May 20. The Social 50 chart ranks the ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Radiohead: Asia Sees More Live Music Than Ever

    April 23, 2012 7:44 AM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- When Lady Gaga launches her hotly anticipated "Born This Way Ball" world tour Friday on what is expected to be an elaborate castle-like stage, fans in Asia will be the first to see it. The singer leads off ...

  19. Nicki Minaj, Skrillex, One Direction Surge Up Social Charts

    March 23, 2012 10:48 AM EDT After a brief sojourn from the top 10 last week, Nicki Minaj is back in the upper tier at No. 4 (up 13 slots) following a 6.1% increase in overall followers over the previous week. The flurry of social activity comes as the diva reigns in the top ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Odd Future, Wiz Khalifa and Mariah Carey Stir Buzz on Social 50 Chart

    March 08, 2012 8:47 PM EST Odd Future makes its Billboard Social 50 debut at No. 30 this week, as the act has been especially active on social networks lately. The 12 members of Los Angeles-based hip-hop collective OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) are well known ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Now Biggest-Selling Digital Song by Female Artist

    March 02, 2012 3:54 PM EST Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" has become the biggest-selling digital song of all time by a woman in the U.S. -- and the second-biggest overall. Adele's Grammy Performance Brings '21' Biggest Sales Gain In SoundScan Hi ...

  24. Download Derby: Katy Perry Leads Pack of Digital Debuts

    February 17, 2012 4:34 PM EST Next week's Billboard Digital Songs and Hot 100 charts will be brimming with massive debuts, surging sales and some intriguing newcomers. A host of songs -- new and old -- will be vying for a position within both charts' top 10s. Katy Pe ...

  25. Madonna Premiering 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' On Clear Channel Platforms

    February 03, 2012 8:45 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clear Channel is giving Madonna all its luvin'. The radio giant announced plans Friday to premiere the 53-year-old pop star's new single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" and its music video across Clear Channel ...

  26. Jimmy Iovine Denies Pitching Reality Show

    January 31, 2012 10:45 AM EST Last year "American Idol," shaking things up for its Simon Cowell-less 10th season, recruited Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez to judge alongside series stalwart Randy Jackson. The show also brought in Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Billboard Power 100: Lady Gaga

    January 26, 2012 9:18 PM EST No. 84 Lady Gaga Artist Twitter: @ladygaga Social's Mother Monster... As her record 18.4 million Twitter followers can attest, Lady Gaga has turned the idea of social marketing on its head. The provocateur/innovator isn't simply a pop ar ...

  29. Adele's a Social Climber: Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    January 13, 2012 10:09 PM EST Adele becomes just the sixth act to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart since it launched on Dec. 11, 2010 as the diva skips 3-1 in her 49th week on the tally. She follows Justin Bieber (38 weeks), Lady Gaga (11 weeks), Rihanna (six we ...

  30. Jimmy Iovine on Beats by Dre Parting With Monster: 'We Have to Control Our Own Destiny'

    January 13, 2012 5:59 PM EST As Beats By Dre prepares to sever ties with Monster Cable Products , Interscope chairman and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has plans for further expansion into other entertainment arenas. With Beats technology already on Hewlett-Packard laptops an ...

  31. Beyonce's (Non) Baby Mama Drama Bounces Her Up Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    January 05, 2012 10:50 PM EST Leave it to some (non) baby mama drama to boost Beyonce up Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, as the expectant mother strolls from No. 35 to No. 15 on the tally. During the tracking week that ended Jan. 1, Beyonce's official Twitter ...

  32. Lady Gaga To Appear Live on Japanese New Year's Eve Show

    December 27, 2011 10:30 AM EST Lady Gaga has just announced she will appear on Japanese national broadcaster NHK's four-hour plus year-end music extravaganza special called Kohaku Uta Gassen, or the Red and White Singing Contest. Kohaku is broadcast every year in Japan fro ...

  33. Lady Gaga Drops Unreleased Track 'Stuck on F---in' You' On Christmas (Listen)

    December 25, 2011 10:30 AM EST Lady Gaga has offered her Little Monsters a most unusual Christmas gift: a boozy, crass and carefree ditty titled "Stuck on Fuckin' You." As promised, the pop star issued the unreleased track off her best-selling album "Born Th ...

  34. Holiday Hits: Michael Buble & Adele Heading for 400,000-Plus Sales Week

    December 23, 2011 9:30 AM EST As reported earlier (Dec. 21), Michael Buble's "Christmas" album should hold at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fifth consecutive week -- the seven-day period that ends at the close of business on Christmas Day, Dec. 2 ...

  35. Lady Gaga To Leak Unreleased Song On Christmas

    December 22, 2011 3:11 PM EST Lady Gaga has already given her fans a best-selling album, a massively successful tour and a handful of avant-garde music videos in 2011, but the pop superstar still wants to bestow her Little Monsters with a personalized Christmas gift. That' ...

  36. Backbeat: Beyonce Kicks Off Her 2011 Highlights List With Billboard Music Awards

    December 16, 2011 11:49 AM EST Tis the season of year-end lists, typically delivered via critics and magazines (like this one). Team Beyoncé is changing things up a bit, and on Thursday (Dec. 15) kicked off their own Top 10 to countdown Bey's " most amazing moments &q ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Lady Gaga's Career Comes Full Circle at Z100 Jingle Ball

    December 12, 2011 7:00 AM EST Lady Gaga 's career came full circle for a moment Friday night. The singer headlined Z100's annual Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden, an event that holds special meaning to the New York native. "This was the first live sh ...

  39. Backbeat: Grammy Nominations After-Party; Word On Ludacris' Next Album

    December 05, 2011 7:00 AM EST Toasting the June-announced 10-year pact that keeps the Grammy Awards on CBS through 2021 are, from left, Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow and CBS Corporation president/CEO Leslie Moonves. (Photo: Recording Academy/WireImage/Maury Phil ...

  40. Web Trends: Listen To A New Lana Del Rey Song

    December 02, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: 14. lady gaga marry the night video : Lady Gaga dropped her "Marry The Night" video 12. x factor results : People want to know the results of the X-Factor's elimination show Twitter Music Trends: #BestAlbumEver : Peop ...

  41. Chart Moves: Lady Gaga's 'Marry' Moves Up, Michael Jackson Misses With 'Immortal', Divas Duke It Out

    December 01, 2011 4:26 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Rihanna notches a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, while LMFAO is among a host of acts that benefit from performances on the Ameri ...

  42. The Social 50 Year In Viral Breakthroughs: Rebecca Black, Pomplamoose & More

    November 29, 2011 7:00 AM EST This week marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of Billboard's Social 50 chart, our tally that ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites. While a good number of acts have never left the tally (we ...

  43. Nicki Minaj Named Billboard's 'Rising Star' for 2011

    November 23, 2011 2:15 PM EST In being named Billboard's Rising Star, Minaj follows in the footsteps of Jazmine Sullivan (2010), Lady Gaga (2009), and Colbie Caillat , who in 2008 was the first artist ever to be given this honor. "Nicki Minaj has established herself ...

  44. Laurieann Gibson, Lady Gaga's Former Creative Director, on Her Decision to 'Step Away'

    November 17, 2011 12:54 PM EST In a break-up that ricocheted throughout the blogosphere, dance world and beyond, the Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Sunday that choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson is no longer working with Lady Gaga. The exact cause of the spli ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Lady Gaga Splits With Creative Director Laurieann Gibson

    November 13, 2011 9:30 PM EST Lady Gaga and her longtime creative director Laurieann Gibson are no longer working together, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Popular hip-hop gossip site MediaTakeOut was first to report that the two had a "bitter fight." It postul ...

  47. Lady Gaga, Bieber Lead List of German Bambi Award Winners

    November 11, 2011 5:00 PM EST Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (right) presented the International Pop Bambi Award to Lady Gaga (Photo: Hubert Burda Media, HBM) WIESBADEN - Germany's most prestigious media awards, the Bambi, were presented Thursday night, in a three-hour c ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Exclusive: MTV's Bruce Gillmer on Executive-Producing the EMAs, Host Selena Gomez and Getting 62 Million Votes

    November 04, 2011 5:45 PM EDT Bruce Gillmer, MTV European Music Awards Executive Producer, says this weekend's program is the "crowning jewel" of MTV's international events. Bruce Gillmer, the executive producer of this year's 18th annual MTV European ...

  50. Lady Gaga Gets Her Own Thanksgiving TV Special

    November 03, 2011 8:13 PM EDT For those who aren't interested in watching NFL games or, you know, spending time talking to their families on Thanksgiving, Lady Gaga is offering an alternative in the form of her first holiday special. According to the Los Angeles Times, &q ...

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