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Whatcha Say: Lady Gaga, One Direction And The Year 1994 Got Our Readers Talking

Happy Friday, Idolator readers! Did you have a good week? Same. As always, a whole bunch of pop happenings went down in the past few days — including the release of One Direction‘s highly anticipated fourth studio album, FOUR! (And yes, it’s already on track to having the second highest-selling opening week sales of 2014…just below Taylor Swift, of course.)

Plus, Sia announced her new “Iko Iko” cover for her husband’s Kickstarter project, Pentatonix gave us their “Mary, Did You Know?” visual and we celebrated the 5th anniversary of Lady Gaga‘s Fame Monster EP. (Time flies when you’re cheek to cheek!) And, in case you haven’t seen it yet, we took a time machine back to the grand year in music that was 1994 and counted down the Top 50 best songs, with interviews from acts like Ace Of Base, Haddaway and Lisa Loeb. Check it out!

As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out some of the week’s best and worst comments after the jump. More »

Lady Gaga’s Former Talent Scout Wins $7.3 Million In Lawsuit Against Music Producer: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Wendy Starland, a talent scout who helped to find Lady Gaga, just won a major lawsuit! She filed against former Gaga producer Rob Fusari, claiming that he failed to share the profits in discovering the “female equivalent to the lead singer of The Strokes.” Starland is now walking away with $7.3 million in her pocket! [Billboard]

:: It turns out that Bono‘s injuries from his cycling accident are very serious. The U2 frontman suffered from various fractures — including a facial one, a shoulder fracture and one on the humerus. He had to undergo five hours of surgery. [Billboard]

:: Justin Timberlake just got even richer! The singer is now the co-owner of audio technology company, AfterMaster. The business focuses on re-mastering and enhancing the quality of songs. [Entrepreneur]

:: Watch out, #Directioners! Taylor Swift is still friends with her ex-boyfriend, One Direction‘s Harry Styles. The pair split last year, but have recently been talking again. Maybe their conversations began with the songs she wrote about him on 1989? [Just Jared]

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Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame Monster’ Turns 5: Stan & Deliver

Stan & Deliver gives fans an opportunity to shake, cry and sing the praises of the albums they love from their faves.

Rah rah, ah-ah-ah…

Five years ago today (November 18), Lady Gaga tore our clothes right off, ate our hearts and then proceeded to eat our brains. Does it feel like only yesterday? Or, in the current age of Cheek To Cheek, does it feel more like decades ago? Perhaps somewhere in between.

While The Fame had already propelled Gaga to pop stardom a year prior thanks to her inescapable, syllable-happy electro-pop earworms like “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” (muh-muh-muh-mah!), it was The Fame Monster that saw Gaga effectively take over the world.

By the time her Fame re-release arrived in November of 2009, Gaga had her monster paws securely gripped around pop culture: She was the biggest pop superstar at the time, armed with a newly minted fan base (the Little Monsters were born), over-the-top ensembles that had the world ga-gagging (from her sensible Kermit The Frog carcass top to those perilously impractical sky-high stilettos to that infamous Meat Dress…hey Cher, hold my meat purse!), undeniably next-level music videos, unforgettable award show performances and, oh right, yes: The year’s best pop record in hand.

The start-to-finish immaculate 8-track EP, produced by RedOne, Fernando Garibay, Ron Fair, Darkchild and Teddy Riley, was said to represent Gaga’s 8 different “monsters” she encountered on the road (“Fear Of Loneliness Monster,” for example). And throughout, the disco stick-wielding pop princess navigated chilly synth-pop pulsations and dark lyrical themes (oh so many Hitchcock film references!) with a pristine, pop radio-friendly gloss to tackle those fears: From “Bad Romance,” one of the greatest pop records of the past decade, to a club-thumping mini-epic with Yoncé, to the campy, gothic glamour of “Dance In The Dark.” Simply put, Halloween has never sounded the same ever since.

Five years later, we’re now looking back and rattling the Fame Monster’s cage once again. Do you dare? More »

Taylor Swift’s ’1989′ Debuts At #1 With 1.287 Million Copies Sold, But That 99-Cent Deal Wasn’t Counted (Blame Gaga?)

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No big surprise here: Taylor Swift‘s fifth album (and her first proper stab at pop) 1989 has debuted atop the Billboard 200, thus giving the former country singer a fourth consecutive #1 on the chart. When all was said and done, SoundScan has 1989‘s first week sales at 1.287 million copies, according to Billboard, split almost down the middle between physical copies sold (647,000) and digital (640,000). This makes 1989 the album with the highest first week sales since Eminem‘s The Eminem Show (1.322 million) in 2002.

What wasn’t factored in, however, were copies of Swift’s 1989 sold for 99 cents last week through Microsoft’s new Music Deals app. You can thank Lady Gaga for that one, Swifties. More »

Lady Gaga Covers 4 Non Blondes’ “What’s Up” During ArtRave Concert: Watch

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Hey, hey, hey!

Lady Gaga gave her best Linda Perry impersonation, when she covered 4 Non Blondes‘ 1993 hit “What’s Up” during the Vienna stop on her ArtRave concert. Mother Monster transformed into a musical beast, as she pushed her already full-bodied vocals to their throatiest limit.

The almost seven-minute long performance finds Gaga turning the stage into her very own karaoke session, with her stomping around the theatre platform while jamming out to the song alongside her band members. In addition to her ArtRave tour stops, the singer plans to promote Cheek To Cheek with Tony Bennett right into next year, with shows in New York City, Los Angeles and London. More »

Whatcha Say: Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga & Meghan Trainor Got Our Readers Talking

Happy Halloween! Man, was this week jam-packed with exciting news and events from the music world. Taylor Swift released her highly anticipated fifth LP 1989, while we announced a giveaway for Calvin Harris‘ forthcoming album Motion. Click here to enter until Monday, November 4!

Iggy Azalea had an interesting debut performance on Saturday Night Live, and Nicki Minaj‘s The Pinkprint LP is now pushed back to December. We also posted our infamous pop star nude gallery for Q3, and it was quite popular! The Ibrawlator for best October album is now live as well as our Magazine Melee for November!

And of course, you guys had plenty to say. Check out the week’s best comments after the jump. More »

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Reveal H&M Holiday Campaign: View The Cozy Pics

Back in August, Lady Gaga Tony Bennett made a video announcement stating they will be starring in a holiday campaign for H&M. Well folks, the time has now come! Mother Monster & the retail company posted the festive images on their Instagram accounts, and they show the Cheek To Cheek duo in a warm and friendly embrace.

Bennett looks dapper in a sharp suit and tie, while his musical counterpart looks cozy in an oversized sweater (and nothing else). But the big star of the advertisements is Gaga’s huge Cher-inspired, curly black wig!

H&M also announced that the campaign video will be out on November 25. View the other images after the jump. More »

Girls Take It Off: 16 Super Sexy Pics Of Pop Divas Baring Almost All In 2014 (Q3)

It’s time for our quarterly round-up of raunchy pop diva pics! And, as usual, the leading ladies of music did not disappoint. In further proof that 2014 is the year of the nude, it was almost an embarrassment of the riches with everyone from 19-year-old newcomer Niykee Heaton to 56-year-old pop legend Madonna losing their clothes in the name of self expression/free publicity.

The usual candidates are all represented. Outtakes from Rihanna‘s iconic Lui magazine shoot surfaced online and got everyone clicking, while Miley Cyrus‘ Instagram account remains a valid alternative to PornHub. Honorable mentions go to Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea for proving that rap divas do it better. Peruse the (semi-NSFW) gallery up top. More »

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Will Promote ‘Cheek To Cheek’ With More Live Shows In 2015

Are you still in the mood for some jazz, Little Monsters? Well, you better stay in that mood, ’cause Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett aren’t pulling away from that Cheek To Cheek promo anytime soon!

As if the PBS special wasn’t already enough jazzy goodness, the duo just added more live dates throughout 2015.

While the two were already scheduled for a New Year’s Eve show in Vegas at the Cosmopolitan, as well as a post-Grammy gig in LA on February 8. But according to a new report from Billboard, the two acts will be performing together at the Hollywood Bowl on May 30, the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 8 and NYC’s Radio City Music Hall on June 29. And that’s hardly all: “Gaga and Bennett will headline as many as a dozen jazz festivals in 2015, according to a source.”

Will you be heading out to see more of Gagaloo and Mr. Bennett? Sound off in the comments below. More »

Nicki Minaj Announces “Only” Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne And Chris Brown: Morning Mix

Young Moolah, Baby!

Did You Hear?

:: Nicki Minaj will feature Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown in a new song titled “Only,” out October 28. Minaj’s current single, “Anaconda,” is now No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. [Instagram]

:: Speaking of the “Anaconda” star – in a viral video, a woman who had her wisdom teeth removed wakes up, upset that she looks nothing like Nicki: “I just wanted to have her butt. And her face. I paid a lot of money, and I’m still white!” [Complex]

:: Rihanna celebrated the launch of her latest fragrance, Rogue Man, at the Macy’s in Atlanta’s Lenox Square. More than 300 fans flooded the store and purchased the men’s fragrance. [E!]

:: Lady Gaga brought a $23 million mansion in Malibu, complete with a stable, a saltwater pool with spa, a bocce ball court and a two-lane bowling alley. [Los Angeles Times]

:: Diplo is reportedly expecting his second child with ex-girlfriend Kathryn Lockhart. The producer-DJ has been linked to Katy Perry since April. [New York Daily News]

:: How much can Taylor Swift have in common with experimental techno pioneer Aphex Twin? See for yourself with Aphex Swift, a fan-made mash-up album complete with an explanation (“APHEX TWIN IS AS BIG A ROMANTIC CORNBALL AS TAYLOR SWIFT”). [Stereogum]

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