All eyes on Gaga: You could hear a pin drop in the VIP lounge at the Nokia Theater as Lady Gaga took the stage with R. Kelly. Among those with eyes glued to the TV monitor were Chris Daughtry, RCA’s Aaron Borns and American Authors. R. Kelly told Billboard: “I feel like when I met Lady Gaga, I met my match, because she can write her ass off, and I didn’t know that. When she sent [“Do What U Want”] to me, I was like, ‘Wow, I don’t know what I’m going to do on this song, but I love it, so I got to deliver.’” The duo certainly did just that. The performance garnered an instant spike in “Artpop” sales on the night of the awards (Nov. 24) and—wait for it—boosted orders of Italian takeout by 30%.?
Clothes make the music man: How, exactly, did Dave Grohl end up producing Zac Brown Band’s upcoming EP, “The Grohl Sessions, Vol. 1”? The Foo Fighters frontman told Billboard that he and Brown were both picking up suits for the Grammy Awards at the John Varvatos store in West Hollywood when Brown approached him and asked about working together. Grohl agreed. “‘All Alright’ will be played at weddings for decades to come,” Grohl told us of one track from his ZBB collaboration.