Lady Gaga to Return to the Stage This Summer + Appear With Beyonce
Lady Gaga may have made her "soft" return to the stage by performing with jazz musician Brian Newman in NYC earlier this month, but the Mother Monster's next big gig will be with her 'Telephone' partner Beyonce!
Maybe they will do something with their rumored repeat collabo 'Ratchet?' We can only hope.
One thing is for sure, though — that's too much diva for one stage! Gagayonce in full effect, yo!
Rumor has it that Gaga will join Bey at her NYC show this summer. When the Queen wraps up her The Mrs. Carter Show tour in Brooklyn in August, she will get an assist from Gaga. It will be Ma Monster's first big gig since canceling her Born This Way Ball tour in order to have hip surgery.
What better way to say "I'm baaaaaaccccck!" than by donning heels and booking a show with Beyonce?
The show is slated for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Aug. 3.
It's also rumored that Bey will be joined by her hubby Jay-Z and Kanye West.
If Bey wants to make it a real party in the 718, she needs to book some stage time with Blue Ivy. Could you even imagine? Bey, Gaga, Blue, the Hov and Yeezy? We're sorta not worthy.
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American Idol's Angie Miller Says She'll 'Fight' To Make An Album Her Way
Wednesday is going to be a weird night for "American Idol" favorite Angie Miller ... mostly because, for the first time in more than three months, she doesn't have anything to do.
"It's different; I'm so used to having a show every week; so it's like 'Woah ... there's not going to be a live show Wednesday?!?'" she laughed. "I don't know what I'll do; I'm going to have to sing somewhere, because I'm going to miss it!"
Yes, after her elimination two weeks ago, and a performance with Adam Lambert on last week's "Idol" finale, Miller finally has some down time (at least until rehearsals for this summer's Idol's Live! Tour begin), and though she recently had a few days back home in Massachusetts — "It was weird, people would come up to me like 'Angie?!?' and I'd just say 'Yeah?'" she said — she hasn't exactly been taking it easy.
Instead, she's been promoting her post-"Idol" single, her show-stealing original "You Set Me Free," and beginning work on her debut album ... which, she said will show off all sides of her personality, no matter how hard the judges wanted her to remain firmly planted at the piano.
"It got frustrating, because I feel like they pegged me as only being good behind the piano," she said. "So I had to prove myself off the piano, and I feel the week I did 'I'll Stand By You' and 'Halo' was the week that I finally did that. It's important to me, because I don't want to play every song behind the piano.
"And on my album, I am totally going to fight for what I believe in, and I want the songs and the sounds to be one-hundred percent me," she continued. "I want the meanings of the songs to be what would come from my heart. I would love for every song to be co-written, or written by me, or have at least a piece of every song, so I know it comes from my heart."
So while her album is still in the early stages, Miller already is lining up a list of dream collaborators. And just like "Idol" champ Candice Miller — who's campaigning for a Drake cameo on her record — Angie's aiming big.
"I would love to do something with Jesse J and Adam Lambert. They're awesome. There are lots of artists that I'd love to work with, very different styles, too, like Bon Iver. I'd love to do something with him. He's such a great writer," she said. "I really do want an album that is very talented, musically. That's what I feel what lots of mainstream music right now is lacking; it's all beats and tracks. I want a very musically talented album that's very intricate and artistic."
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Psy's Looking To Release An Album Just In Time For 'Summer Season'
When we last heard from Psy, he was thanking Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong for calling him "the herpes of music."
And while that seemed rather, uh, odd, apparently Psy really was grateful for the comparison. Because he's seemingly been taking cues from the viral disease, and he's planning his next flare up: the release of his first U.S. album, which he hopes will happen this summer. Though, first, he's got to wrap up the promotional run in support of his "Gentleman" single, which could take a while.
"I've got to promo this song! Next week, I am starting to travel again, [going] to seven or eight countries, Psy told MTV News at the "American Idol" finale. "I'm going to be done by end of June, and then, after that I'm really going to work hard on the album, so that hopefully I can release it during the summer season."
A spokesperson for Psy did not respond to MTV News' request for comment on the album, though the South Korean sensation seems determined to finish it in time for beach season. It may require hard work, but, having already proven he's no one-hit wonder, Psy's hoping to keep the good times rolling as long as possible.
"You know, still, after eight or nine months, all these kinds of things are still [amazing] to me, honestly," he said, looking around the "Idol" red carpet. "So what can I say? Everything's so nice, I'm just enjoying life."
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Carrie Underwood To Join Taylor Swift As 2013 CMT Music Awards Performer
If you thought the 2013 CMT Music Awards couldn't get any bigger, well it just did. A new batch of performers has just been announced for the June 5 show, adding more of Nashville's shiniest stars to the lineup.
Carrie Underwood, "American Idol" judge Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum join already announced performers Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and the Pistol Annies. It's also been confirmed that Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line, George Strait and Jason Aldean will also take the stage. Aldean, is hosting the show along with "Veronica Mars" star Kristen Bell.
The fan-voted show will be broadcast live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena at 8 p.m. ET/PT next month. Presenters will be announced soon.
Fans can vote online now at CMT.com, their mobile devices and the CMT Insider on the iPhone, iPad and Android now through June 2. The night's big nominees are Church, Bryan and Lambert with four nods each. Trailing closely behind are Aldean, Chesney, Rascal Flatts and first-time nominees Florida Georgia Line with three nominations each. Meanwhile Underwood, Paisley, Hayes, Jana Kramer, Journey, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Swift and McGraw go into the show with two nominations apiece.
The six finalists for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night's big winner.
The nominees for that award include: Brad Paisley ("Southern Comfort Zone"), Carrie Underwood ("Blown Away"), Eric Church ("Springsteen"), Florida Georgia Line ("Cruise"), Hunter Hayes ("Wanted"), Jason Aldean ("1994"), Kenny Chesney ("Come Over"), Little Big Town ("Tornado"), Luke Bryan ("Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"), Miranda Lambert ("Mama's Broken Heart"), Taylor Swift ("We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together") and Tim McGraw ("One of Those Nights").
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Billboard Music Awards Push Big Sales Gains
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards pump big sales gains on the charts this week, thanks to blockbuster performances from the likes of Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez and Ed Sheeran. The show aired on May 19 from 8-11 p.m. EST on ABC.
In the week ending May 19, the broadcast spurred an overall 15% gain for the 18 previously-released songs performed on the broadcast, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's impressive, considering there were only a few hours left in the week before the close of business on Sunday night.
Combined, the 18 tunes sold 842,000 downloads -- up from the 733,000 the week previous. Those songs include Mars' "Treasure" (24,000; up 220%), Lopez's "Live It Up" (65,000; up 53%) and Sheeran's "Lego House" (56,000; up 134%).
"Treasure," which is the third single from Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox" album, also debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 71. It follows the album's two previous No. 1s: "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man."
Other gaining songs include Chris Brown's "Fine China" (35,000; up 41%), Selena Gomez's "Come and Get It" (164,000; up 15%), will.i.am's "#thatPower," featuring Justin Bieber (81,000; up 3%) and David Guetta's "Play Hard," featuring Akon and Ne-Yo (12,000; up 164%).
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One Direction Announces 'Where We Are' Book
Three days before One Direction's debut 3D feature film, "This Is Us," hit theaters on Aug. 30, the best-selling boy band will release a new book that also captures its ascent to stardom. "One Direction: Where We Are" will be released through HarperCollins on Aug. 27, it was announced on Wednesday (May 22).
"This is the only official book from 1D charting their journey over the last year and a half -- from the places they've visited and fans they've met, to their thoughts and feelings, hopes and dreams, highs and lows," reads the official book description. "Where We Are" -- which is subtitled "Our Band, Our Story: 100% Official" -- is 240 pages longs and will retail for $21.99.
If the title "Where We Are" looks familiar, that's because it's also the name of One Direction's 2014 stadium tour, the first dates of which were revealed last week. The group's 2013 North American tour, which kicks off on June 13, will include a massive partnership with Nabisco, with brands like Chips Ahoy, Oreo, Trident and Ritz all sponsoring the live run.
Although "This Is Us" will not have a proper soundtrack, the band is expected to release a new album later this year or in early 2014 at the latest. Both of the group's first two albums, "Up All Night" and "Take Me Home," topped the Billboard 200 chart in 2012.
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