Kendrick Lamar leads 2019 Grammy nominations with eight nods

Kendrick Lamar and the team behind the “Black Panther” soundtrack have something else to celebrate this week; they now lead the pack with the most Grammy nominations for the 2019 incarnation of the awards show. On Friday (Dec. 7), Grammy award-winner Alessia Cara, famed Apple Music host Zane Lowe, Shawn Mendes, and 2019 Grammy-nominated Janelle Monáe appeared on CBS This Morning to announce the nominees for several of the awards show’s categories.

Leading the pack with a total of eight nominations is Kendrick Lamar and the team behind Black Panther: The Album. Lamar is nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Song Written for Visual Media, and more for his work on the soundtrack for the record-smashing Marvel film. The list of Grammy nominations for the movie soundtrack come less than a day after the album was nominated for two Golden Globes for Best Original Score – Motion Picture for Ludwig Göransson and Best Original Song – Motion Picture for “All the Stars,” Lamar’s now Grammy-nominated song.

The music-from-movies trend does not end there as Lady Gaga earned a total of four nominations for her work on the “A Star is Born” soundtrack. Like Lamar, Gaga is nominated in the Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Song Written for Visual Media categories for the film’s breakout single “Shallow.” Gaga also received a nomination in the Best Pop Solo Performance category for her song “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” off her last studio album, Joanne.

Behind Lamar with a total of seven nominations is Drake while producer Boi-1da and Brandi Carlile earned six apiece. Coming in with five nominations are Cardi B, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Lady Gaga, Maren Morris, producer Sounwave, and mastering engineer Mike Bozzi.

The 2019 Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019. The show will air live on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. EST.

For now, the full list of Grammy nominees can be found below.

Record of the Year
“I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
“The Joke” – Brandi Carlile
“This is America” – Childish Gambino
“God’s Plan” — Drake
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“Rockstar” — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Album of the Year
Invasion Of Privacy — Cardi B
By the Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Scorpion — Drake
H.E.R. — H.E.R.
Beerbongs & Bentleys — Post Malone
Dirty Computer — Janelle Monáe
Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By — Various Artists

*Song of the Year
“All The Stars” —Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“Boo’d Up” —Ella Mai
“God’s Plan” —Drake
“In My Blood” —Shawn Mendes
“The Joke” —Brandi Carlile
“The Middle” —Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“This Is America” —Childish Gambino
(*awarded to the songwriter)

Best New Artist
Chloe x Halle
Luke Combs
Greta Van Fleet
H.E.R.
Dua Lipa
Margo Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Colors” — Beck
“Havana (Live)” — Camila Cabello
“God Is A Woman” — Ariana Grande
“Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” — Lady Gaga
“Better Now” — Post Malone

Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Fall in Line” – Christina Aguilera (feat. Demi Lovato)
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – Backstreet Boys
“’S Wonderful” – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
“Shallow” – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B|
“Say Something” – Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Love Is Here To Stay – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
My Way – Willie Nelson
Nat “King” Cole & Me – Gregory Porter
Standards (Deluxe) – Seal
The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! – Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album
Camila — Camila Cabello
Meaning of Life — Kelly Clarkson
Sweetener — Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes — Shawn Mendes
Beautiful Trauma — P!nk
Reputation — Taylor Swift

Best Dance Recording
“Northern Soul” — Above & Beyond Featuring Richard Bedford
“Ultimatum” — Disclosure (Featuring Fatoumata Diawara)
“Losing It” — Fisher
“Electricity” — Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson
“Ghost Voices” — Virtual Self

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Singularity – Jon Hopkins
Woman Worldwide – Justice
Treehouse – Sofi Tukker
Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides –Sophie
Lune Rouge – Tokimonsta

Best Rock Performance
“Four Out of Five” – Arctic Monkeys
“When Bad Does Good” – Chris Cornell
“Made An America” – The Fever 333
“Highway Tune” – Greta Van Fleet
“Uncomfortable” – Halestorm

Best Metal Performance
“Condemned to the Gallows” – Between the Buried and Me
“Honeycomb” – Deafheaven
“Electric Messiah” – High on Fire
“Betrayer” – Trivium
“On My Teeth” – Underoath

Best Rock Song:
“Black Smoke Rising” — Greta Van Fleet
“Jumpsuit” — Twenty One Pilots
“MANTRA” — Bring Me The Horizon
“Masseduction” — St. Vincent
“Rats” — Ghost

Best Rock Album
Rainier Fog – Alice in Chains
Mania – Fall Out Boy
Prequelle – Ghost
From the Fires – Greta Van Fleet
Pacific Daydream – Weezer

Best Alternative Music Album
Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino – Arctic Monkeys
Colors – Beck
Utopia – Björk
American Utopia – David Byrne
Masseduction – St. Vincent

Best R&B Performance
“Long as I Live” – Toni Braxton
“Summer” – The Carters
“YOY” – Lalah Hathaway
“Best Part” – H.E.R. feat. Daniel Caesar
“First Began” – PJ Morton

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” – Leon Bridges
“Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight” – Bettye LaVette
“Honest” – Major.
“How Deep is Your Love” – PJ Morton feat Yebba
“Made for Love” – Charlie Wilson feat. Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song
“Boo’d Up” – Ella Mai
“Come Through and Chill” – Migeul feat. J. Cole & Salaam Remi
“Feels Like Summer” – Childish Gambino
“Focus” – H.E.R.
“Long as I Live” – Toni Braxton

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Everything Is Love — The Carters
The Kids Are Alright — Chloe x Halle
Chris Dave And The Drumhedz — Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
War & Leisure — Miguel
Ventriloquism — Meshell Ndegeocello

Best R&B Album
Sex & Cigarettes – Toni Braxton
Good Thing – Leon Bridges
Honestly – Lalah Hathaway
H.E.R. – H.E.R.
Gumbo Unplugged – PJ Morton

Best Rap Performance
“Be Careful” – Cardi B
“Nice for What” – Drake
“King’s Dead” – Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, James Blake
“Bubblin” – Anderson .Paak
“Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott

Best Rap/Sung Performance
“Like I Do” – Christina Aguilera feat. Goldlink
“Pretty Little Fears” – 6lack feat. J. Cole
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino
“All the Stars” – Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“Rockstar” – Post Malone feat. 21 Savage

Best Rap Song
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“King’s Dead” – Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, James Blake
“Lucky You” – Eminem
“Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott
“Win” – Jay Rock

Best Rap Album
Invasion Of Privacy — Cardi B
Swimming — Mac Miller
Victory Lap — Nipsey Hussle
Daytona — Pusha T
Astroworld — Travis Scott

Best Country Solo Performance
“Wouldn’t It Be Great?” – Loretta Lynn
“Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” – Maren Morris
“Butterflies” – Kacey Musgraves
“Millionaire” – Chris Stapleton
“Parallel Line” – Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Shoot Me Straight” – Brothers Osborne
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay
“When Someone Stops Loving You” – Little Big Town
“Dear Hate” – Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill
“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

Best Country Song
“Break Up in the End” – Cole Swindell
“Dear Hate” – Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill
“Space Cowboy” – Kacey Musgraves
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay
“When Someone Stops Loving You” – Little Big Town

Best Country Album
Unapologetically — Kelsea Ballerini
Port Saint Joe — Brothers Osborne
Girl Going Nowhere — Ashley McBryde
Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
From A Room: Volume 2 — Chris Stapleton

Best Jazz Vocal Album
My Mood Is You — Freddy Cole
The Questions — Kurt Elling
The Subject Tonight Is Love — Kate McGarry With Keith Ganz & Gary Versace
If You Really Want — Raul Midón With The Metropole Orkest Conducted By Vince Mendoza
The Window — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Gospel Album
One Nation Under God — Jekalyn Carr
Hiding Place — Tori Kelly
Make Room — Jonathan McReynolds
The Other Side — The Walls Group
A Great Work — Brian Courtney Wilson

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Look Up Child – Lauren Daigle
Hallelujah Here Below – Elevation Worship
Living With a Fire – Jesus Culture
Surrounded – Michael W. Smith
Survivor: Live From Harding Prison – Zach Williams

Best Latin Pop Album
Prometo — Pablo Alboran
Sincera — Claudia Brant
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Vol. 2 — Natalia Lafourcade
2:00 AM — Raquel Sofía
Vives — Carlos Vives

Best Americana Album
By The Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Things Have Changed — Bettye LaVette
The Tree Of Forgiveness — John Prine
The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone — Lee Ann Womack
One Drop Of Truth — The Wood Brothers

Best Folk Album
Whistle Down the Wind – Joan Baez
Black Cowboys – Don Flemons
Rifles & Rosary Beads – Mary Gauthier
Weed Garden – Iron & Wine
All Ashore – Punch Brothers

Best Reggae Album
As the World Turns – Black Uhuru
Reggae Forever – Etana
Rebellion Rises – Ziggy Marley
A Matter of Time – Protoje
44/876 – Sting & Shaggy

Spoken Word
Accessory to War – Courtney B. Vance
Calypso – David Sedaris
Creative Quest – Questlove
Faith – A Journey For All – Jimmy Carter
The Last Black Unicorn – Tiffany Haddish

Best Musical Theater Album
The Band’s Visit
Carousel
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
My Fair Lady
Once on This Island

Best Comedy Album
Annihilation — Patton Oswalt
Equanimity & The Bird Revelation — Dave Chappelle
Noble Ape — Jim Gaffigan
Standup For Drummers — Fred Armisen
Tamborine — Chris Rock

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Call Me By Your Name
Deadpool 2
The Greatest Showman
Lady Bird
Stranger Things

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Black Panther – Ludwig Göransson
Blade Runner 2049 – Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer
Coco – Michael Giacchino
The Shape of Water – Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – John Williams

Best Song Written For Visual Media:
“All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA, from: Black Panther
“Mystery Of Love” —Sufjan Stevens, from Call Me By Your Name
“Remember Me” — Miguel feat. Natalia Lafourcade, from: Coco
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, from A Star Is Born
“This Is Me” —Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble, from The Greatest Showman

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Boi-1da
Larry Klein
Linda Perry
Kanye West
Pharrell Williams

Best Music Video
“Apes—” – The Carters
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino
“I’m Not Racist” – Joyner Lucas
“Pynk” – Janelle Monáe
“Mumbo Jumbo” – Tierra Whack

Best Music Film
Life in 12 Bars
Whitney
Quincy
Itzhak
The King

Listen: Lady Gaga drops ‘Shallow’ from ‘A Star is Born’ soundtrack

A Star is Born is already garnering a slew of good reviews and there’s already talk that the remake may be one of the ones to watch during awards season. All that, and the film hasn’t even hit theaters nor have we heard a full song from its original soundtrack. Now, that’s changed. On Thursday (Sept. 27), Lady Gaga headed over to Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show to exclusively premiere the album’s lead single, “Shallow.”

For those who have (repeatedly) seen the trailer for the forthcoming film, the song is predominately featured in the clip. In the teaser, Bradley Cooper’s character Jack is seen performing the song in front of a massive audience at a music festival. Jack then goes backstage and pulls a reluctant Ally (Gaga’s character) on stage with him so that she can perform the song alongside him. That’s when Ally belts out some of the song’s lyrics, showing off Gaga’s always impressive vocals.

Gaga co-wrote “Shallow” with Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, and Anthony Rossomando while she co-produced the track with Benjamin Rice. During the premiere, Gaga talked to the DJ about the song, how she ended up working with Ronson once again, and how special the song is.

“I think things come in sequence and artists, you know, I think that we move to a certain cadence in a sequence in the way that we want to put things into the world that we believe in,” Gaga told the host.

“[But] especially with the song ‘Shallow’ being such a crucial moment in the film you know. I did work on Joanne with Mark Ronson and I worked on ‘Shallow’ with Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando. And we made this song for Ally and Jack and it’s such a special song you know. It’s two people talking to each other and talking about the need and the drive to dive in to the deep end and stay away from the shallow area.”

Watch the music video for the song above which features a combination of Gaga and Cooper performing the track as their characters as well as footage from the upcoming film.

Earlier this week, the complete listing for the 31-track soundtrack was released. The album, which features mostly original songs penned by Gaga and Cooper, is due out Oct. 5 through Interscope Records. Just like the original soundtrack, A Star is Born is due out Friday, Oct. 5. The complete track listing for the album can be seen below.

A STAR IS BORN SOUNDTRACK:

1. “Intro”
2. “Black Eyes” – Performed by Bradley Cooper
3. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”
4. “Fabulous French”
5. “La Vie En Rose” – Performed by Lady Gaga
6. “I’ll Wait For You”
7. “Maybe It’s Time” – Performed by Bradley Cooper
8. “Parking Lot”
9. “Out of Time” – Performed by Bradley Cooper
10. “Alibi” – Performed by Bradley Cooper
11. “Trust Me”
12. “Shallow” – Performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
13. “First Stop, Arizona”
14. “Music to My Eyes” – Performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
15. “Diggin’ My Grave” – Performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
16. “I Love You”
17. “Always Remember Us This Way” – Performed by Lady Gaga
18. “Unbelievable”
19. “How Do You Hear It?”
20. “Look What I Found” – Performed by Lady Gaga
21. “Memphis”
22. “Heal Me” – Performed by Lady Gaga
23. “I Don’t Know What Love Is” – Performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
24. “Vows”
25. “Is That Alright?” – Performed by Lady Gaga
27. “Why Did You Do That?” – Performed by Lady Gaga
28. “Hair Body Face” – Performed by Lady Gaga
29. “Scene 98”
30. “Before I Cry” – Performed by Lady Gaga
31. “Too Far Gone” – Performed by Bradley Cooper
32. “Twelve Notes”
33. “I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)” – Performed by Lady Gaga
34. “I’ll Never Love Again (Extended Version)” – Performed by Lady Gaga

Listen: Lady Gaga covers Elton John’s ‘Your Song’

Earlier this month, it was revealed that a slew of pop/rock artists and country music stars would be getting together to honor Sir Elton John and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin by contributing covers of their biggest hits for a double album. Shortly after the records’ announcement, Demi Lovato and Q-Tip released their contribution to the album; a cover of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” from 1993’s Duet. On Friday (March 30), just a few days after her birthday, Lady Gaga unleashed her cover of John’s 1970’s hit, “Your Song.”

The fact that Mother Monster decided to go with this track does not come as much of a surprise. During the 2010 Grammys, the singer performed the song with John during the telecast. As if that wasn’t enough, Lady Gaga will also perform the “Your Song” during I’m Still Standing, the upcoming all-star Grammy salute to John. The previously recorded program will air on April 10 on CBS. For now, listen to Lady Gaga’s version of “Your Song” above.

“Your Song” will join 25 other covers on the impending Revamp and Restoration double album. The two albums will be released on April 6 through Island Records/Universal Music Group Nashville. The 26-track compilation will include two albums; Revamp and Restoration. Revamp will feature reworked versions of the songs by some of pop music’s biggest stars including Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, The Killers, and Florence and the Machine. Unlike Revamp, Restoration will feature country-renditions of John’s hits by artists such as Little Big Town, Marren Morris, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves.

Lady Gaga, The Killers, Coldplay to cover Elton John for new tribute albums

 

Elton John may be saying farewell to his own yellow brick road with a massive final world tour, but don’t think that’s the only thing the iconic performer is giving fans before his final curtain call. On Thursday (March 15), it was announced that John will be releasing a huge 26-track double disc featuring covers of some of his iconic tunes. The records, which have been titled Revamp and Restoration, will feature artists from the pop, rock, and country genres of music putting their own spin on some of John and longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin’s biggest hits.

Revamp will feature a collection of predominately pop and rock artists covering some of John’s hits such “Tiny Dancer” (Florence + the Machine), “Candle in the Wind” (Ed Sheeran), “Your Song” (Lady Gaga), “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” (The Killers), and many more.

In a press statement, John reveals that he created a list of artists that he wanted to commission to work on the Revamp side of the double disc.

“On Revamp, I wrote out a wish list of people that I would love and asked them and to my surprise, most of them said yes, and we have quite an astonishing eclectic crew.”

As for Restoration, the second album, John explains that it was all about Taupin and what he wanted.

“God, we have so many great artists doing our songs, it’s quite incredible. Restoration was Bernie [Taupin]’s project and he’s a huge country fan. He came up with an astonishing list of country performers, both new and legendary.”

Unlike Revamp, Restoration will feature all country music artists. The record will bring together some of the newer faces of country alongside some classic country musicians. Current stars like Little Big Town, Marren Morris, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves will join the likes of Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Rosanne Cash on the record.

For many of the artists featured on the records, this will not be their first time working with John and Taupin. Back in January, musicians including Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus, Alessia Cara, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and Lady Gaga took part in CBS’ special Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute. The show was put together by the Recording Academy to honor both John and Taupin for their contribution to the music world.

Revamp and Restoration currently has a tentative release date of April 6.

The covers album comes a few months after John announced his final massive outing for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. The multi-year, 300-show excursion will kick off this fall after he wraps up his Las Vegas residency.

For now, the complete tracklisting for both Revamp and Restoration can be seen below.

Revamp Tracklisting:
1. “Bennie and the Jets” – Elton John, P!nk, Logic
2. “We All Fall in Love Sometimes” – Coldplay
3. “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” – Alessia Cara
4. “Candle in the Wind” – Ed Sheeran
5. “Tiny Dancer” – Florence + The Machine
6. “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” – Mumford & Sons
7. “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” – Mary J. Blige
8. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – Q Tip feat. Demi Lovato
9. “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” – The Killers
10. “Daniel” – Sam Smith
11. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” – Miley Cyrus
12. “Your Song” – Lady Gaga
13. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” – Queens of the Stone Age

Restoration Tracklisting:
1. “Rocket Man” – Little Big Town
2. “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” – Maren Morris
3. “Sacrifice” – Don Henley and Vince Gill
4. “Take Me to the Pilot” – Brothers Osborne
5. “My Father’s Gun” – Miranda Lambert
6. “I Want Love” – Chris Stapleton
7. “Honky Cat” – Lee Ann Womack
8. “Roy Rogers” – Kacey Musgraves
9. “Please” – Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton
10. “The Bitch is Back” – Miley Cyrus
11. “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” – Dierks Bentley
12. “This Train Don’t Stop” – Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris
13. “Border Song” – Willie Nelson

Lady Gaga Addresses On-Campus Sexual Assault with New Music Video

With the rising epidemic of on campus sexual assault and those so-called schools attempting to cover it up because you know, it looks bad for their image, people have become more vigilant in trying to bring all of these issues to light. On Friday, Lady Gaga joined the list of people trying to do something to change how on-campus sexual assault is viewed.

The singer released a music video for a song titled “Til It Happens To You” written for the documentary The Hunting Ground. The music video starts out with the message: “The following contains graphic content that may be emotionally upsetting but reflects the reality of what is happening daily on college campuses” ensuring that the viewer knows that this is not going to be one of those sugar-coated press released colleges release when something like this is exposed.

The music video was directed by Catherine Hardwicke (of Twilight fame) and features several scenes of sexual assault at various college locations such as a dorm room and a party as well as the aftermath for the victims. Hardwicke spoke with The Huffington Post about the video and revealed that the five-minute video does exactly what the documentary does.

“I hope that this PSA, with its raw and truthful portrayals, will send a clear message that we need to support these courageous survivors and end this epidemic plaguing our college campuses,” Hardwicke said in a statement.

Watch the music video for “Til It Happens to You” below. According to Lady Gaga’s YouTube page, all proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault.

Jimmy Kimmel Posts New “All Music Edition” of #MeanTweets

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One of Jimmy Kimmel’s funniest sketches comes courtesy of all the negative posts people send across Twitter about celebrities then having said celebrities go on his show and read them out loud (some of them having laughing fits along the way).

This week, we got a new all-music edition of the sketch in honor of the Grammy Awards set to take place this upcoming weekend.The cast of musicians include some of pop’s biggest artists and some fellow Grammy nominees as well.

Musicians like Josh Groban, Drake, Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, and more take a crack at reading the mean tweets because nothing shows you have a sense of humor about those “haters” than reading those hateful messages out loud and laughing (all the way to the bank) about them in the process.

Check out the new edition below.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will air live this Sunday, Feb. 8, beginning at 8 P.M. EST on CBS.

Lady Gaga Reveals Dark Secret in New Interview

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Lady Gaga has always been known for being caring for her fans as much as for her outrageous fashion, but there was something that the Mother Monster had been keeping in the shadows for years; she had been raped when she was a teenager.

During an appearance on the Howard Stern Show, the topic train managed to somehow go to the topic of rape.

“I went through some horrific things,” Gaga admitted to the DJ. “I’m able to laugh now because I’ve gone through a lot of mental, physical and emotional therapy.”

In the interview, she indicates that the dark and horrific experience happened when she was a teenager and was done by a producer who was roughly 20 years older than her.

“I wrote a song called ‘Swine’; the song is about rape,” she also revealed about her track from last year’s album, ARTPOP.

“The song is about demoralization. The song is about rage and fury and passion, and I had a lot of pain that I wanted to release.”

Gaga also told Stern that like many rape victims, she did not want to admit that such a thing had happened to her after the event.

“I wasn’t even willing to admit that anything had even happened,” she admitted to him.

Then, a few years later she revealed she saw her rapist at a store where she froze, “paralyzed by fear.”

It took her years to come to terms with what had happened and reveals that she found solace through therapy, maturation and positive relationships.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Reveal Album Title, New Music Video

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It has been sometime since it was confirmed that Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett would be collaborating on a new album, though they previously worked together on Bennett’s 2011 album, Duets II.

Today, the official title of the album and the lead song from it, had been released. During an appearance on the Today Show, the two music powerhouses revealed the title of the album will be Cheek to Cheek (get it, since they’re always cheek to cheek) and is set for a September release date.

In addition to the album titled, the video for the first single of of it was also revealed; the cover of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.”

During the interview, Bennett revealed that he loves the way Gaga sings, while Mother Monster herself revealed that one of her newest tattoos, a trumpet, was sketched by Bennett himself. 

“I asked Tony to sketch a trumpet for me, and he decided to sketch Miles Davis’ trumpet — an iconic trumpet. I decided to get a tattoo ’cause I loved it so much,” she explained. 

Cheek to Cheek will be released on September 22 and will feature the pair singing jazz standards including “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “Sophisticated Lady,” “Lush Life” and more.

Check out the music video for “Anything Goes” below. 

Summerfest 2014 Headliners Revealed

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Summerfest 2014 is set to take place later this Summer in Milwaukee and now the event has revealed its full list of headliners. Artists such as Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Brand New and Fall Out Boy will be taking a trip to Wisconsin for the two-week event set to take place June 25th-29th and continue on July 1st-6th.

Festival organizers who have coined the event as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” announced the complete list of headliners through a video which begins with giving statistics about the event including “11 days, 11 stages, over 800 acts and 900,000 fans” which then transitions to the long-lost of headliners.

The full video can be seen below as well as the long list of already confirmed artists.

SUMMERFEST 2014 HEADLINERS:

  • Bruno Mars
  • Lady Gaga
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Outkast, Brad Paisley
  • Darius Rucker
  • Motley Crue
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Paramore
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • New Order
  • Rise Against
  • Kip Moore
  • Ray LaMontagne
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • Nas
  • Brand New
  • The Neighbourhood
  • Fitz & the Tantrums
  • Ludacris
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • The Fray
  • The Head and the Heart
  • Neon Trees
  • The Airborne Toxic Event
  • Tegan and Sara
  • B.o.B.
  • Robert DeLong
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Atmosphere
  • Girl Talk
  • REO Speedwagon
  • Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
  • ZZ Ward
  • Umphrey’s McGee
  • Cheap Trick
  • Walk Off the Earth
  • Ziggy Marley
  • Kongos
  • A Great Big World
  • .38 Special
  • Jake Miller
  • Kool and the Gang
  • Switchfoot
  • Jake Bugg
  • Yonder Mountain String Band
  • Bleachers
  • O.A.R.
  • Timeflies
  • Wailers
  • Los Lonely Boys
  • Scotty McCreery
  • Pentatonix
  • SoMo
  • Blackberry Smoke
  • Rusted Root
  • George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  • DJ Pauly D
  • Kansas
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Michael McDonald
  • Clay Walker
  • The Crystal Method
  • Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx
  • Matisyahu
  • Crowder
  • Best Coast
  • Taj Mahal Trio
  • David Nail
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  • Cowboy Mouth
  • Saints of Valory
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  • Kopecky Family Band
  • Moon Taxi
  • St. Lucia
  • Wild Feathers
  • James Hunter
  • Six
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  • Bad Suns
  • Kitten
  • Wild Cub
  • Foy Vance

Lady Gaga Releases “G.U.Y.”

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With a headline making performance at the South by Southwest, Lady Gaga used the headline making publicity stunt to promote new music video for the track, “G.U.Y.”

Before announcing when the full video would premiere, the pop star had unveiled a short teaser of it to hold her Little Monsters over before revealing that the full video would debut during NBC’s Dateline.

The video which comes in at almost twelve minutes, is another “performance piece” from the ARTPOP star. The video features Bravo’s Andy Cohen as well as some scenes featuring the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” stars Kim Richards, Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards.

In total, the music video incorporates four tracks from ARTPOP including “ARTPOP,” “Venus,” “manicure” and of course “G.U.Y.”