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The Biggest Flops Of 2013
1. Lady Gaga, Artpop
You are a sad individual.
Gaga ft. Christinal Aguilera
I still prefer the version with R Kelly.
Prism, Katy Perry
Week 1: 453k
Week 2: 224k
Week 3: 147k
Week 4: 112k
Week 5: 106k
Week 6: 216k
Week 7: 147k
Week 8: 163k
Week 9: 211k
Week 10: 211k
Week 1: 746k
Week 2: 608k
Week 3: 529k
Artpop, Lady Gaga
Week 1: 58k
Week 2: 553k
Week 3: 132k
Week 4: 195k
Week 5: 131k
Week 6: 118k
Week 7: 122k
Week 8: 116k
Bangerz, Miley Cyrus
Week 1: 399k
Week 2: 131k
Week 3: 93k
Week 4: 72k
Week 5: 64k
Week 6: 61k
Week 7: 56k
Week 8: 110k
Week 9: 70k
Week 10: 69k
Week 11: 94k
Week 12: 111k
Pure Heroine, Lorde
Week 1: 171k
Week 2: 89k
Week 3: 69k
Week 4: 55k
Week 5: 82k
Week 6: 72k
Week 7: 64k
Week 8: 61k
Week 9: 79k
Week 10: 86k
Week 11: 94k
Week 12: 133k
Week 13: 155k
Britney Jean, Britney Spears
Week 1: 218k
Week 2: 78k
Week 3: 57k
Week 4: 55k
Hardly a flop, IMHO.
Today's Amazon (quite big retailer) Best Sellers List:
2.High Hopes, Bruce Springsteen
3.Pure Heroine, Lorde
4.Kidz Bop 25, Kidz Bop Kidz
5.Foreverly, Bille Joe+Norah
6.Inside Llewyn Davis, Soundtrack
7.Live At The Cellar Door, Neil Young
8.Artpop, Lady Gaga
9.Night Visions, Imagine Dragons
10.The Marshall Mathers Lp2, Eminem
Today's US iTunes Charts
1. Frozen, Soundtrack
3.Crash My Party, Luke Bryan
4.Native, One Republic
5.Prism, Katy Perry
6.The Marshall Mathers Lp2, Eminem
7.Artpop, Lady Gaga
8.Now vol 48, various artists
9.Midnight Memories, One Direction
10.Pure Heroine, Lorde
Kinda slaying, isn't it? People say it's a flop....!
Today's World Wide Album Chart by Mediatraffic
1 / Beyoncé - Beyoncé,529.000
2 / One Direction - Midnight Memories 366.000
3/ Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 279.000
4/Robbie Williams - Swings Both Ways 233.000
5/Michael Bublé - Christmas 214.000
6/Katy Perry - Prism 211.000
7/Stromae Racine Carrée 176.000
8/Lorde - Pure Heroine 155.000
9/Sandaime J Soul Brothers - The Best / Blue Impact 140.000
10/Lady GaGa - Artpop 116.000
Oh, and if you want something more, here's how Do What U Want feat Christina Aguilera is doing today around the world on iTunes:
Do What U Want
#1 Costa Rica
#1 Dominican Republic
#6 Cayman Islands
#10 El Salvador
#12 Czech Republic
#24 Hong Kong
#28 United Kingdom
#65 New Zealand
#67 United States
#137 South Africa
#291 Trinidad and Tobago
Next time you might wanna check the receipts. Bye, gurl.
It's a troll.
I love GAGA but her latest album just isn't cutting it. When APPLAUSE was released, I thought " Awesome , gonna be a great dance pop album" but now, APPlause is the only song I would play over and over and I skip a lot of the others .. I want older gaga back. Theres no BIG Breakout anthem like BAD romance or Born this way. Shes trying to hard to be all "Artsy Fartsy ' now. just make good pop dance music. In comparison to her other album sales, this would be considered a flop for her.
Born This Way (song) was the most hyped song ever and it's not a good song. It's nowhere near to quality of Bad Romance. ARTPOP is a good pop dance music, you should take another listen and then another. GUY, Do What U Want, Swine, Mary Jane Holland, Sexxx Dreams are all great pop dance tracks. You just have to get used to them and stop comparing with BTW, which was a completely different album and, for me personally, ARTPOP is way better than Born This Way.
As to comparison - people tend to forget that BTW was sold on Amazon for $0.99, thus sold 1M WW on its first week. It's not a representative for an Lady Gaga album. Also, she's selling just as much as everyone else right now, maybe apart from Beyonce and Eminem. I will make an upadate in a few days, but to date ARTPOP sold almost 1.6M copies. That's nice.
Last edited by DonnieDarko; January 13th, 2014 at 12:46 PM.
Hollywood's worst honored with Razzie Award nominations
Lady Gaga, up for worst supporting actress for "Machete Kills"
All I fucken know is I listen to Venus, Applause, & @rtp●p constantly. I have not even heard the rest of the album yet cuz I am obsessed with those 3 songs. Paws up high bitches!
I did not like the born this way CD when I first heard it. But the songs grow on you. I like Americano, and there are a couple others that I like, the best is "you and I". I also like Hooker for some reason, and can't think of the one where she speaks german.
As for Bad Romance and The Fame. Almost every song is a good one. I have not heard Art Pop yet, though I have heard Applause. I have also seen some very good lady gaga performances on youtube. One of my favorite songs by her is "speechless."
So Happy I Could Die
New here but Gaga's my favorite artist! ARTPOP's her best imo, but I've been a fan since Just Dance Her albums get better each time imo!
^Welcome to JUB.
This album is definitely better than BTW.
Lady Gaga Devastated Over Album Flop
Earlier this week, Lady Gaga dropped a huge bomb on her Little Monsters social networking site. She posted a message claiming that her latest album Artpop didn’t do as well as everyone hoped because she was “mismanaged” and “betrayed” by her management team.
Basically, her new album's chart performance isn’t as impressive as her other albums and Gaga blames it on her management and creative team.
But it turns out that might not be the truth and Gaga’s just looking for excuses to blame for her album flopping.
“She’s really depressed and upset that her album didn’t do well,” a source close to Gaga told Hollyscoop. “She’s telling friends she’s completely devastated about the poor album sales.”
Music and blind loyalties aside, I think fans and supporters should consider what exactly she's doing with her "charity". I hate when any celebrity gets involved with starting their own charity because it is almost always mismanaged. http://instinctmagazine.com/post/rep...vings-question
It's always puzzling when selling over a million albums is considered a "flop". It was the same with Madonna's MDNA which sold less than most of her albums- something like 1.8 million units worldwide... but of course, both Madonna and Gaga set pretty high bars with previous (and much better) albums.
"Heads buried in the sand,
You are impotent..."
Lady Gaga’s Charitable Foundation Donated Less Than One Percent Of Its Earnings In 2012
EXCLUSIVE Don’t get me wrong: I like Lady Gaga and her parents. But celebrities probably shouldn’t start charitable foundations. Now the latest federal tax report is in for Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Foundation, and it’s not good news. Despite spending $348,000 in 2012 on their outreach bus tour, the Born this Way Foundation otherwise managed to fritter away around $1.5 million on legal fees, publicity, and a website.
The foundation, which lists Gaga’s lovely mom, Cynthia Germanotta, as president, had a lot of expenses in 2012 that had nothing to do with helping anyone. They spent $300,000 on “Strategic Consulting (web, digital),” $62,836 on “Stage Productions (Harvard, LA, UN),” $50,000 on “Social Media,” and another almost $50,000 on “Event Coordination.”
Born this Way also spent: $808,661 on “other”; $406,552 on “Legal”; $150,000 on “Philanthropic Consulting”; $60,000 on “research”; 58,768 on “Publicity fees”; $78,000 on “travel”. They spent $72,000 on salaries– presumably for running the Born this Way bus, although that episode had its own expense line.
Under ‘grants to organizations or individuals”: $ 5000. Five thousand dollars.
BILLBOARDUltimately, Gaga's attitude—equal parts preacher and confidante—was the real secret to her SXSW success. Without seeming pretentious or demanding, Gaga demanded her audience give up on cell phone pics.....Shockingly, most of the audience—who had completed a Doritos #BoldMission to gain access to the sought-after show—acquiesced. It's not often that a pop star can effectively command fans to keep the phones dormant, but Gaga isn't any pop star—she's one of the arty freak people she performs for and inspires. Except, ya know, she's ten times more talented than the rest of us.
Full article: http://www.fuse.tv/2014/03/lady-gaga-sxsw-2014
THE DAILY BEAST(On Swine performance) For an album and tour inspired by performance art, it was the one moment where music and shock value merged indelibly and credibly.
USA TODAYBut the highlight of the night occurred two-thirds of the way into the show.... Gaga paused the rowdy proceedings to honor the victims, and deliver this speech...The pop star, fittingly, received her fair share of applause.
ROLLING STONEPop superstar Lady Gaga brought her theatrical musical road show to the South by Southwest music festival Thursday evening, rousing up a crowd that had made mini-sacrifices to see the star.......Alone at her keyboard, the performer showed off the range and strength of her voice and her keyboard talents in ways often lost in large stadium shows. The crowd swayed along to the tender lyrics — "My heart would break without you, might not awake without you" — then roared with approval."
"She's a trailblazer," said Hruby McHugh, 38, a Los Angeles entrepreneur enjoying the show. "I love the theatrics. She has a tremendous creative vision."
"...rousing rendition of Bad Romance that got the entire crowd waving their hands and jumping in unison to the beat."
"As the menagerie crammed onstage for the final tune, the fake vomit drying on instruments and the mechanical bull-pig resting nearby, it was clear Lady Gaga had done her part to keep Austin weird.
And then some.
GOSSIP CENTERAlone with a keyboard, Gaga once again proved the foundation of her career is actually her songwriting, singing the powerful plea of an addict in love."
(On Swine performance) For the rest of the show, Gaga would have this black sheen, marking her as a metaphorical survivor of rape and an actual survivor of performance art.
....but it's hard to argue with her values: love your friends, live in the moment, be yourself, make kick-ass art. And the monologue that preceded her encore ("Gypsy") was genuinely moving, as she dedicated it to the victims of the hit-and-run killing that had marred SXSW the night before, just down the street. "We're all wandering the earth, trying to find each other," Gaga said. At that moment, the crowd felt like a community, not just a couple of thousand contest winners gathered at a BBQ stand.
Full article: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...-sxsw-20140314
CONTACT MUSICHer live performances are legendary and last night (March 13) Lady Gaga gave her fans quite the show at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
Full article: http://gossipcenter.com/lady-gaga/la...e-sxsw-1548277
MY SAN ANTONIOLady Gaga brought some serious 2008 nostalgia to her SXSW gig on Thursday night. Her show included highlights like fake vomit, a roasting spit and some good old-fashioned mechanical bull riding. It’s not cliché, it’s classic. If you’re wondering how it all ties together, imagine Gaga being wheeled out on a huge roasting spit, from which she sang her first song, Aura. Apparently this time it wasn’t some thinly veiled metaphor about celebrity culture, just a nod to Texas’ infamous BBQ culture.
Full article: http://www.contactmusic.com/article/...sw-gig_4109713
DAILY STARGaga delivered a 60-minute set that was provocative, weird and definitely one to remember.
But the show was at its best when Gaga was alone on the piano. Not the pig rotisserie or mechanical bull, just the piano. She belted her earnest lyrics on “Dope,” and it was a reminder of her immense talent that doesn’t need frills. Her encore began with her on piano for the first verse of “Gypsy” before exploding into a full-fledged dance party. The lasting impression of the show will likely be the vomit, since, well, it happened. But the night also was a reminder that Gaga’s voice is what made her an icon for so many of her Little Monsters.
Full article: http://blog.mysanantonio.com/weekend...up-some-weird/
MTVBut we think the singer has finally pulled off the most bonkers stage performance we have ever witnessed.....Classic Gaga, really.
Miley, start brainstorming – we think you have some competition in the bizarre performance arena
Full article: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz/3...ga-during-show
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLYAs many moments that were meant to titillate the audience throughout the show, there were just as many that simply inspired. Gaga took to the mic several times during the set, most notably before the performance of "Dope," and encouraged everyone to be themselves and reach for their dreams
Full article: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/172...formance.jhtml
Some pics:It was certainly a new brand of visual, and one that Gaga designed specifically for this special show.
You can’t accuse her of not knowing how to work a crowd, as she also re-arranged “Bad Romance” into a country-blues hybrid that featured some pretty mean fiddling.
It was hard to imagine what Lady Gaga would do on such a small stage, but she made it work.
The vomiting was, of course, the centerpiece.....'It was gross, to be sure, but it also felt new.
Before playing an extra-emotional version of “Gypsy” (whose refrain “I don’t wanna be alone forever” held extra resonance), she reminded the audience to be present and available and to make art whenever possible, because life is short and fleeting.
“When you die,” she told the crowd, urging them to remain engaged, “nobody is going to give a f— what you tweeted.” It was the ideal tone to strike in dealing with the senseless violence of the previous night. That’s why Gaga is a pro.
Full article: http://music-mix.ew.com/2014/03/14/l...vomit-tribute/
And a post on LM.com
Brought to you by Doritos. The laughing stock of SXSW.
Petition Decries Lady Gaga's SXSW Performance for 'Glamorizing Bulimia'
Turns out Demi Lovato isn't the only one left feeling a little uneasy after Lady Gaga's South By Southwest performance last week, during which she was vomited on. A new petition has been enacted since calling for the pop star to stop, as it says, "glamorizing bulimia."
The petition, posted on Care2 and authored by Chris Wolverton, was created in light of March's Eating Disorder Awareness Week. "Pop star Lady Gaga once struggled with bulimia," the petition states, "but now she is glamorizing the eating disorder."
I'm failing to see how her stupidity (excuse me, "edgy art") glamorizes bulimia.
If this was Steve-O, they'd have a REAL case, as the guy has been puking on command for years upon years.
"Heads buried in the sand,
You are impotent..."
Meanwhile ARTFLOP continues to flounder...
And this week...
It's out. What do you guys think?
My avatar, Sean Cassidy, is listed in the credits under 'special thanks' @ 11:30. I wonder what he did
Giggy made the video ;-)
Last edited by m1thousand; March 22nd, 2014 at 10:18 PM.
Love it. She looks amazing and I love the choreography...
Bottoms have more fun.
I felt some Poker Face and Bad Romance when I watched it. Some of her choreography reminded me of those two videos too.
i just realized Gaga is the ONLY star to feature elaborate choreographed dance moves. I hope she doesn't stop, cause I miss that alot.
i like her.
The rap that she did sounded like Bad Romance
some of Andy's comments . . .
4:18 There I am!!
5:36 I like that 'blond' guy
6:28 Guy on top of her is hot
I dont follow Lady Gaga. Im not a monster, as it were.
I like the song. I think its catchy. Its better than J Lo's 'Papi' song lol.
Pia Zadora could bring a song out about how she conquered the Martians and it would probably be better than 'Papi'
From 3:40 to 7:15
At 3:48, guy on the left, Im convinced that that is the guy from Opposite Worlds (reality show)
Last edited by m1thousand; March 24th, 2014 at 10:58 AM.
I thought the Zeus "head in the clouds" was James Vanderbeek.
Its Andy Cohen . . . .
Lady Gaga likes the Beverly Hills housewives and they are in the video and since Andy started the housewives franchise, he is in the video as well. (for anyone who doesnt know)
Andy Cohen's Reaction to Lady Gaga - G.U.Y. Music Video
3:48 Andy getting into the song
4:18 Oh!! There I am
5:38 "I like thjat blond guy" (he is talking about the guy in gold suit)
6:00 Andy sings the lyrics to the camera
6:27 "The guy on top of her is hot"
7:35 This is gag's pee perfume (Gross)
I don't understand why EvilTwinTwo feels the need bash a pop singer online on a gay porn forum. But I mean, if that makes you feel better about your life, then whatever, but you look really pathetic.
really wish Andy wasn't in the vid. he is a tool. but otherwise its pretty cool. I think its shot at Hearst Castle.
The video is actually very nice, but the song is utter rubbish, as 95% of that disastrous collection of deafening cacophonies ARTPOP.
I'll give her this: when she actually tries, she does a good job - unlike her two closest competitors, Madonna and Britney, who were never even mediocre and have become utterly intolerable.
Very cool that it was shot at Hearst Castle. I was just there last summer.
I like the song too but I haven't watched the video clip yet
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