Lady Gaga

  1. The .Biz Q&A: Sheila Sullivan, MuchMusic Video Awards Exec. Producer

    June 17, 2011 4:35 PM EDT The Fame Game: Lady Gaga performing at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards is back again this year. (Photo: MuchMusic) Canada's 22nd annual MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVAs) is airing live this Sunday (June 19) on Fuse in the U.S. and MuchMusic in C ...

  2. U2, Bon Jovi Lead Forbes List of 25 Highest-Paid Musicians

    June 16, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Touring is the clearest way to millions in the music business these days, as Forbes' new list of the 25 highest-paid musicians shows. U2 leads the pack with $195 million, due in no small part to their record-breaking "360" tour, whi ...

  3. How Lady Gaga's 99-cent 'Born This Way' Sale Hurt Interscope, Distributors

    June 11, 2011 3:47 PM EDT Let's get one thing straight. The Lady Gaga 99 cent sale for 'Born This Way' was a great thing for the artist, and for Amazon. On a short-term basis, you could even make the case that it was great for the industry. The 99 cent sale ...

  4. Adele Headed to Back No. 1 on Billboard 200, Lady Gaga Likely Slipping to No. 2

    June 08, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Adele's latest album, "21," is headed back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, as Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" will likely slip to No. 2 after two weeks leading the tally. If "21" returns to ...

  5. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Tops Billboard 200 for a Second Week, Despite Sales Drop

    June 08, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" continues to rule the Billboard 200 for a second week as the set shifts 174,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's down a steep 84% from its historic 1,108,000 start last week. While it&# ...

  6. Lady Gaga Criticized Apple's Ping in Meeting With Steve Jobs

    June 07, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Lady Gaga isn't intimidated by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, apparently. The singer last year traveled to Cupertino, Calif., along with her business manager, Troy Carter, at Jobs' request to discuss Apple's music-centered social network Pin ...

  7. Lady Gaga, Pitbull Again at No. 1 on U.K. Charts; The Pierces Debut at No. 4

    June 06, 2011 7:32 AM EDT Lady Gaga started a second week atop the U.K. album chart and Pitbull a third on the singles survey in new data published by the Official Charts Company yesterday (Sunday). Gaga's "Born This Way" (Interscope/Universal) rules the alb ...

  8. 'Born This Way' Media Blitz A Boon for Lady Gaga's Social Stats, Mostly

    June 02, 2011 3:09 PM EDT The media blitz that coincided with the release Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" gave her a social media boost in every way but one-Myspace. Enjoying the publicity around the album release, Gaga gained 3.32 million new fans on Facebook i ...

  9. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Proves That the Album Format Isn't Obsolete After All

    June 02, 2011 11:25 AM EDT Maybe the album format isn't ready to die just yet. Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" sold 1.11 million units in its first week of release and has moved another 4.28 million digital tracks . It's the first album in 18 months to ...

  10. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' To Remain At No. 1 Next Week

    June 01, 2011 7:15 PM EDT After Lady Gaga's historic start atop the Billboard 200 chart with 1.11 million sold of her newest album, "Born This Way," according to Nielsen SoundScan, the diva will most certainly spend a second frame at No. 1 next week. While i ...

  11. Did Amazon's 99-Cent Lady Gaga Sale Save the Recorded Music Business?

    June 01, 2011 5:22 PM EDT Did Amazon save the music business with last week's controversial 99-cent Lady Gaga album sale ? Say what you will about the pricing strategy, one thing is clear: That sale helped the U.S. music industry achieve its first year-to-date album-s ...

  12. Lady Gaga Says Digital 'Born This Way' Album 'Absolutely' Isn't Worth More Than 99 Cents

    June 01, 2011 5:09 PM EDT In a surprising statement, Lady Gaga said that digital copies of her "Born This Way" album aren't worth more than 99 cents -- the controversial sale price at which Amazon sold them on two days last week. Asked by the Wall Street Jou ...

  13. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Sets One-Week Digital Sales Record

    June 01, 2011 10:41 AM EDT Not only did Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" debut at #1 and sell 1.1 million units last week , the album also set a one-week SoundScan record for most digital sales. In fact, in just one week "Born This Way" became the eighth ...

  14. It's Official: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Sells 1.11 Million

    May 31, 2011 7:36 PM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 1,108,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's only the 17th album to sell a million in a week since SoundScan beg ...

  15. Update: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Will Sell 1.15 Million in Its First Week, Billboard Projects

    May 27, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Billboard projects that Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" will debut with first-week sales of at least 1.15 million units, far outpacing earlier projections , thanks to explosive sales at Amazon, which priced the album at 99 cents for two ...

  16. How Many Millions Did Amazon Lose on Two Days of 99 Cent Lady Gaga Sales?

    May 27, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Christmas came early for Lady Gaga fans this week, as Amazon sold downloads of the singer's brand-new LP, "Born This Way," for just 99 cents on Monday and Thursday of this week . Industry sources told Billboard.biz on Friday that Am ...

  17. UMG's Bravado, Tommy Hilfiger Sign Global Branding Deal

    May 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group's global merchandising company Bravado, is joining forces with Music Entertainment Sports Holdings (MESH), a global consumer goods company to co-create contemporary lifestyle brands inspired by music and fashion. The ven ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Amazon Puts Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Again on Sale for 99 Cents Again

    May 26, 2011 8:29 AM EDT As if there wasn't enough controversy the first time around, Amazon.com today put Lady Gaga's new album 'Born This Way' on sale for a heavily discounted .99 cents for the second time this week. The announcement came in an early ...

  20. Will Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Sell 1 Million In Its First Week?

    May 25, 2011 8:46 PM EDT One thing is nearly certain: we're going to have a new No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week -- and it will be Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" with probably 1 million sold in its first week. Industry prognosticators sug ...

  21. Lady Google: Is Gaga About To Sign A $10 Million Google Laptop Endorsement Deal?

    May 25, 2011 1:03 PM EDT Maybe it's just the easy way that the phrase "Gaga and Google" slips off the tongue, but there's no shortage of rumors about how the megastar and megacompany may be working together going forward. The latest is that Lady Gaga i ...

  22. How Much Have Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Amazon and Best Buy Promotions Boosted First-Week Sales?

    May 24, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Promotions around Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" - including Amazon's controversial decision to sell digital copies of the album for just 99 cents on Monday and Best Buy's giveaway of the album with a smart phone -- have both ...

  23. Watch: Lady Gaga's Google Chrome Commercial

    May 23, 2011 11:04 AM EDT There's virtually no format on which Lady Gaga won't promote the new "Born This Way" album (from Zynga's GagaVille to Amazon.com's .99 cent deal to Saturday Night Live and beyond). The latest is a minute-and-a-half co ...

  24. Business Matters: A Peek Into Live Nation's Ticketing Strategy

    May 19, 2011 8:05 PM EDT A Peek Into Live Nation's Ticketing Strategy -- Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino went into some detail about the company's efforts to improve ticket sales at a JP Morgan conference Wednesday. "The good news is the consumer will come i ...

  25. Best Buy To Give Away Free Lady Gaga Album to Smartphone Buyers

    May 19, 2011 4:58 PM EDT reported last week, the artist teamed up with online video game giant Zynga http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  26. Adele Heading For Ninth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 18, 2011 8:30 PM EDT Adele's "21," the biggest selling album of the year -- 1.7 million copies and counting, according to Nielsen SoundScan -- is set to spend a ninth (and perhaps final) week at No. 1 next week. Tuesday's (May 17) crop of new relea ...

  27. Adele Continues Reign on Billboard 200 -- Longest Stint at No. 1 Since 2009

    May 18, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele's "21" claims an eighth week atop the Billboard 200 -- the longest reign of any album since early 2009 -- the Lonely Island's "Turtleneck & Chain" laughs its way to a No. 3 arrival on the list. Meanwhi ...

  28. Lady Gaga Talks Musical Inspiration, Being Bullied In Upcoming MTV Doc

    May 18, 2011 8:15 AM EDT Lady Gaga will talk about the importance of Bruce Springsteen, juggling her career and personal life, and social causes in an hourlong documentary that will air May 26 on MTV, three days after the release of her third album "Born This Way.&qu ...

  29. Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo, JR Rotem Win Songwriters of the Year Award at BMI's Pop Music Awards

    May 18, 2011 8:05 AM EDT Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo and JR Rotem were saluted as BMI's pop songwriters of the year at the organization's 59th annual Pop Music Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Earning pop song of the year honors was the Lady Antebellum hit &quo ...

  30. Zynga's 'GagaVille': A Litmus Test for Music in Social Games

    May 17, 2011 3:01 PM EDT Social gaming powerhouse Zynga went live today with its most aggressive foray into the music space yet-" GagaVille ." It's a significant launch because the company will be closely watching how the Lady Gaga-themed game performs as a ...

  31. 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,& ...

  32. Gaga Dethrones Bieber, LMFAO 'Shuffles' onto Social 50 Chart

    May 13, 2011 6:58 AM EDT Lady Gaga (2-1) takes the No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber (1-2) on the Social 50 chart this week, after the latter pop star held the spot for four weeks straight. With Gaga in non-stop promotion mode as the May 23 release of her "Born This Way& ...

  33. Lady Gaga, Zynga Team Up to Promote New Album 'Born This Way'

    May 10, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Lady Gaga has teamed up with social gaming giant Zynga to promote and celebrate her new album, "Born This Way," ahead of its launch. The multi-pronged collaboration will allow little monsters across the world to interact with a Lady Gaga ...

  34. Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Is the Biggest Ever Debut Arena Headlining Tour

    May 05, 2011 6:47 PM EDT Lady Gaga wraps her lengthy Monster Ball tour tomorrow night in Mexico City, bringing to a close the highest-grossing tour ever by an artist making their first global run through arenas and stadiums. Dating back to November of 2009, Lada Gaga' ...

  35. 'Songs for Japan' Album Raises $5 Million for Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

    May 04, 2011 10:46 AM EDT A charity album featuring hits from the likes of Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan and Madonna has raised $5 million for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the record labels involved said on Wednesday. The album "Songs For Japan," a ...

  36. Lady Gaga 'Judas' Video to Premiere Thursday

    May 02, 2011 7:12 PM EDT Lady Gaga will premiere her "Judas" music video this Thursday (May 5), unveiling the uncut and hotly anticipated clip on E! News . The long-form "Judas" video, which was co-directed by the pop star along with her choreographer, ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Lady Gaga and Zynga; WMG and New Boyz Eye Social Gaming Strategies

    April 21, 2011 2:21 PM EDT News is breaking today about a pair of new social media efforts designed to merge the popularity of social games with music acts. The Wall Street Journal leads with a report that Lady Gaga and Zynga are discussing some sort of collaboration design ...

  39. Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' has Fourth No. 1 on Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    April 18, 2011 1:12 PM EDT Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes just the third album in the 18-year history of Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart to yield a quartet of No. 1s, as "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, ascends 2-1. The song follows &quo ...

  40. Lady Gaga's 'Judas' Hits iTunes, Could Battle Rihanna For No. 1 On Hot 100

    April 15, 2011 3:23 PM EDT It looks like we've got an old-fashioned diva battle for No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart next week. Lady Gaga 's "Judas," which leaked to the Web this morning (April 15), was rush-released to the iTunes Store and c ...

  41. Lady Gaga to Appear at MTV Japan Charity Event

    April 15, 2011 9:50 AM EDT MTV Japan has announced that Lady Gaga is confirmed to perform at its charity show on June 25 in Makuhari Messe, just outside of Tokyo. This year MTV will hold a Video Music Aid Japan event instead of its annual Video Music Awards Japan. The event ...

  42. MTV Video Music Awards Set For August 28 in L.A.

    April 13, 2011 8:00 PM EDT The MTV Video Music Awards will be held in Los Angeles for a second year on August 28, the lifestyle cable network said on Wednesday. The ceremony, now in its 28th year, will once again take place at the Nokia Theater, where Lady Gaga last year un ...

  43. Britney Spears Songwriter Defends Pop Star For Not Demanding Co-Writing Credit

    April 06, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Songwriter Heather Bright, who penned tunes for Britney Spears' Femme Fatale, is defending the singer after blogs criticized her for having no co-writing credits on the new album. Heather Bright Blog: "I would just like to address one th ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Rebecca Black Still Has Social (50) Status

    March 31, 2011 12:29 PM EDT Rebecca Black and her out-of-nowhere viral hit "Friday" continue to make waves on Billboard's charts this week. While Black herself slides 9-12 on the Social 50 tally -- the single rises 57-38 on the Digital Songs chart with 50,000 ...

  47. Foursquare's Jonathan Crowley Talks About Company's Push Into Music Biz

    March 30, 2011 4:48 PM EDT One of the more intriguing new mobile and social media services available today is the location-based check-in "game" Foursquare . Ever since it burst into the mainstream last year, the music industry has struggled to figure out ways to ...

  48. 'Songs For Japan' Tops iTunes Charts in 18 Nations

    March 29, 2011 8:50 AM EDT "Songs for Japan," the charity album released to raise funds for disaster relief after Japan was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami this month, has rocketed to the top of iTunes charts in 18 nations and is on track to make a top fiv ...

  49. Lady Gaga Leaps To Record-Tying No. 1 On Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    March 28, 2011 4:19 PM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" bounds 2-1 to become her seventh No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart, tying her with Pink and Rihanna for most leaders on the 18-year-old Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay ranking. Not a bad p ...

  50. 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 ...

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