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Third week in the market, and Lady Gaga’s latest album is still underperforming everywhere. By now, it would make more sense if she renamed it “CHARTDROP.”
Katy Perry’s PRISM (released six weeks ago) still reigns over Gaga, strongly remaining in the top 20 despite being in the market for twice as long.
A similar scenario is repeated in the US, where PRISM is still ahead of
ARTFLOP CHARTDROP in the charts:
Maybe Interscope will have to spend other $25 million to save ARTFLOP from the bottom of the charts.
In the meantime, Lady Gaga keeps raiding the 80s. Her latest victim? Boy George (she’s grasping at straws now).
I must say not thing: I don’t think that was a smart move. If copying Madonna (who’s been successful for 30 years) did not help her keep a successful career for five, I don’t think copying a has-been like Boy George will change her fate.
It seems the days that every other musician would endorse Lady Gaga’s delusions of grandeur are over.
Here’s what Mika had to say about Lady Gaga to La Reppublica:
I was never very fond of television, but don’t forget, I’m a pop artist, so the intellectual things, the alienating, and even carbage are on the same level of interest for me. Pop art is spontaneous. Its value is found over time. How many Salieri there have been in history for a Mozart? Lady Gaga has made a huge mistake: trumpeting from the rooftops that she had recorded an album of ‘pop art’ with a cover designed by an artist of pop art. Trivial and superficial. The pop is in me, not in Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga received no nominations for the 2014 Grammy’s ceremony.
Record Of The Year? Nope.
Song Of The Year? Nope.
Best Pop Solo Performance? Nope.
Best Dance Recording? Nope.
For that alone, the recording academy deserves a standing ovation. Is the music business trying to restore its values? I hope so!
Live Nation just announced the first dates for Lady Gaga’s next tour. And as I predicted, ticket prices were lowered. This time, Gaga’s average ticket price is on pair with her adversary popstars, like Miley Cyrus.
Actually, Gaga’s tickets are cheaper: her floor tickets cost $85.00 now. Obviously, her shows are general admission again, so she can have more people on the floor of arenas than if she had tickets with assigned seats.
Last time Gaga went on tour, her concert tickets were almost as high as Madonna's (known for expensive tickets and a high production value): the average low ticket price for each of the Born This Way Ball concert in North America was $110.
But the Born This Way Ball forced tour promoters to offer different deals to move tickets in different parts of the world:
In France, tickets for her concert in Paris were offered on Groupon with a 70% discount. In Nice, she had to downgrade a stadium concert to a theater with 9,000 seas. In Brazil, the deal was “buy one ticket, get one free" in all of her shows. In Rio de Janeiro, on the day of her concert, the deal was buy one, get TWO free. In the US, unsold tickets were given away for FREE at her “Born Brave” bus stationary outside the venues she was playing.
Gaga’s low ticket sales the last time also forced Live Nation to “travel light” with her equipment to cut production costs, forcing her to use Madonna’s MDNA stage structure in most of her concerts in South America. And when Madonna needed her stage back, Gaga borrowed Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet stage structure instead!
This time around, Gaga will most likely have to extend her tour to around 201 shows again if she wants to keep the artificial notion that she is a big touring act (any other famous pop star would be seen as a big touring act if they go on the road with the same tour for three years, and perform 201 shows). If she doesn’t, she won’t be able to pull in the big numbers charging $85 dollars per ticket performing less than 150 shows.
Oh well, at least she has offered “reserved seats” for $200 (and $35.00, $49.50, and $85.00)… does the “expensive” one include a meet and greet? I wonder how many crappy seats will be sold as expensive ”reserved” so she can
steal make a few more bucks off of her retarded special fans…
I just wish she would try to bite more than she can chew (she usually does it anyway). It will be even more embarrassing if she needed to borrow Miley Cyrus’s or Katy Perry’s stage structures this time.
Desperate to sell records, Lady Gaga shows us her scorpion and her beaver (again):
I love it how she strikes a pose with her arm up, trying to “lift” her saggy breasts (but the photoshop is still very clear).
Some might have thought that Lady Gaga’s “all over the place" style used to be a well planned strategy to impress the public (we were never fooled). Now, however, it’s pretty obvious to everyone that she runs erratically. She keeps throwing
mud shit at walls to see what sticks.
Before the ARTFLOP fiasco, Gaga claimed she was going to "tone down" her act:
She ditched the wigs, sported brown hair, she even tried to be Lana Del Rey for a while. Then, when
Applause Flopplause didn’t hit #1, she started rehashing her past self (wearing wigs and outfits reminiscent from the Fame and the Fame Monster eras). Then, when DWUW failed to reach the top 10 in most markets (including the US), she went “full-on” desperate, showing her bushy beaver at a concert in London:
Well, showing her vajayjay in London a few weeks ago did not help her sell more records. But she didn’t learn from it. So here she comes again, showing her beaver on the cover of CANDY. This time, the photographer is Steven Klein - maybe Terry Richardson has lost interest in her lady parts now that she is nearly 30?
Meanwhile, Rolling Stone magazine reveals their “50 Best Albums of 2013" list, and Gaga isn’t in it. That’s the same magazine that lied about Gaga being voted the “new Queen of Pop” not too long ago. The same one that used to write overly positive articles about her, even when she clearly did not deserve any compliments.
But when even Rolling Stone magazine ditches you, it’s time to beaver-flash the world for some attention.
And if there’s any doubt that Gaga is in dire need of attention, Bing just revealed their 2013’s “Most Searched" lists as well. Gaga is nowhere to be found neither in their 2012 list, nor in their 2013 list.
Someone else, however, is among the most searched people in 2013. But unlike Gaga (who had a canceled tour, a hip operation, and a studio album coming out this year), this other artist had no tour, no studio album, and no dramatic moment in her life in 2013. Still:
Shows your beaver again, Gaga, it all makes sense now. In fact, I think naming your next tour THE BEAVER BALL will be very fitting.
Two years ago, Lady Gaga had a Thanksgiving special to help promote her Born This Way album. Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving episode, however, on its 38th rerun in 2011, beat the crap out of Gaga.
Fast forward two years, and here comes Lady Gaga with a Thanksgiving special on ABC again (this year, with guest appearances of
Sir Diva Elton John and Ru Paul). And there goes Charlie Brown again, with his Thanksgiving special, now, being rerun for 40 years.
And the results are:
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving had 5.3 million viewers and a 1.6 rating in demo.
Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular had only 3.6 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in demo.
What is worrying (for Gaga), is that the ratings for her 2013 special were almost 80% lower than her 2011 special:
Two years ago, ABC’s A Very Gaga Thanksgiving attracted 5.4 million viewers and a 1.6 rating.
Her latest album,
ARTPOP ARTFLOP, released three weeks ago, only managed to be #1 in six countries (Austria, Croatia, Japan, Russia, the US and the UK). In all of them, second week sales suffered an embarrassing steep decline, including the US, where sales dropped 82% on its second week (read more about it here).
What is even more embarrassing, is that you can sum up the sales of Gaga’s latest album on its first and second week together, that it still does not surpass Madonna’s MDNA debut week sales, which Gaga fans called a “flop” a year ago. As the icing on the cake, MDNA’s second week sales are also still higher than Gaga’s album.
Despite heavy promotion following ARTPOP’s debut week, nothing could stop It from a steep decline in sales (not even a performance on SNL).
On its second week, ARTPOP sales dropped 82%. The highest second week sale drop of a debut album this year.
That too is the THIRD highest second-week-sale drop in history, behind herself (Born this Way dropped nearly 85% on its second week), and Madonna’s MDNA (86.7%).
What’s impressive is that it took Madonna 30 years of exposure to have an album’s second week sales drop so steeply, while Gaga managed to hold this record in 2011, only THREE YEARS after her debut.
What’s even more impressive, is that not only Madonna’s MDNA album debuted selling 101,000 copies MORE than ARTPOP, but MDNA also sold more copies than Gaga’s latest work on its second week (by 2,000 copies)!
Numbers don’t look good for Lady Gaga at all!
Only FIVE years after her debut, she’s already got TWO ALBUMS among the highest second-week-sale drop in the history of the music business. Ouch!
Lucky her, Billboard has got her back! So they are making sure the perception of her failure is not as bad:
As usual, they’re going out of their way to protect Gaga’s public image. While reporting ARTPOP's second week sales drop, they don't even mention it is the highest sales drop of 2013. In fact, they even try to justify it, by saying it is “common:”
This kind of PROTECTIVE COVERAGE is very, very different from what they did to Madonna a year ago, when MDNA had the highest second-week-sale drop (which was only about 2% higher than Born This Way's).
With Madonna, Billboard did not try to justify her album sales drop in any way, shape, or form. They wanted to tarnish her name: they even published an article just to report MDNA’s sales had dropped 86.7% on its second week:
In case you’re wondering, Billboard did NOT publish a similar article when Born This Way posted the biggest second-week percentage drop ever for a No. 1-debuting album back in 2011. And now, they are not acknowledging/exposing (out in the open) the fact that Gaga has TWO ALBUMS on the top 5 biggest second-week percentage drop in history (in only 5 years).
But no matter how hard Billboard, or Lady Gaga fans, or anybody else tries to hide ARTPOP’s failure, here are the numbers that will speak the truth: MDNA sold more than Gaga’s artFLOP on the first and second weeks without any traditional promotion:
Make sure you send us info on how big of a flop ARTFLOP’s sales were in your country!
This is hilarious:
Lady Gaga just blocked one of her biggest little monsters on Twitter just because he congratulated Taylor Swift.
@LGMonsterFacts is one of the nastiest and most annoying little monsters in Twittersphere: a true uneducated bully who spreads more ignorance than facts (unlike what his user name indicates).
Gaga used to love it though. She used to approve it - she has even tweeted him in the past a couple of times. But now something has changed. I guess being an out and proud little monster and supporting Taylor Swift is an insult, especially at a time like this.
Being the cold hearted bitch that she is, Gaga completely dismissed the guy and blocked him.
But don’t you feel sorry for him. In good old Gaga fashion, he’s going on and on in full-on monster mood: “poor me, I was blocked, I always supported her. I’m deleting this account” type of thing.
The account, however, has not been deleted yet (I doubt it ever will). You know it damn well: a little monster playing the victim card? That’s impossible [insert sarcastic tone here]!
Gaga must be really pressed these days:
First, her embarrassing performance on SNL did not boost her album’s second week sales (you can expect a very good post about it coming your way this Wednesday/Thursday). And now, her American Music Awards performance proved to have had little to no impact at all on the charts.
As we published last as the award show went along, Gaga’s collaboration with accused pedophile R. Kelly was at #24 on iTunes song sales chart minutes before her performance:
But 3 and 1/2 hours after the award show, the song had moved up only one spot on the sales chart:
Is Interscope spending more money on payola to save artFLOP's second single from complete disaster? Maybe Lady Gaga is spending her own (after all, she is the one who has publicly cried bankruptcy twice).
AMERICAN MUSICS AWARDS 2013:
Did you guys watch the American Music Awards? What did you think of it?
Katy Perry opened the ceremony with an oriental themed performance (looking flawless, as usual).
I love it how she is on Madonna-mode full throttle this year - and she doesn’t hide it (which makes us love her even more):
POP CULTURE EDUCATION FOR LITTLE MONSTERS:
Madonna first showed us her love for Asia at the American Music Awards in 1995:
Wearing a red oriental silk dress, Madonna performed TAKE A BOW along with Baby Face.
The oriental theme was brought on stage by Madonna following her geisha/warrior campaign for Takara Pure Legend in Japan (shot by Pierre et Guilles):
Katy Perry’s performance also had some elements of Madonna’s iconic 1999 Grammy’s performance of Nothing Really Matters (especially with the silhouettes at the shoji screens).
Back to the AMAs: Christina Aguilera killed it with her vocals, Miley Cyrus showed us her pussy power, and Justin Timberlake, personally, bored me to death.
What’s your take on the show?
As you all know by now, I had revealed yesterday what Billboard officially revealed today, Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP will debut at #1, but with very VERY low sales.
However, I must correct the mistakes I make:
I informed you that artFLOP had sold 259,000 copies. That was wrong (my bad!). I checked the correct number with Billboard, and it is 258,000.
So please, don’t hold it against me. It was an honest mistake. I thought MDNA had sold 100,000 copies more than artFLOP on its debut week. Turns out, I was wrong, Madonna sold 101,000 more copies than Gaga.
Remember when Billboard’s editorial director, Bill Werde, said he believed Lady Gaga would outsell Katy Perry?
Well, she didn’t. From Madonna’s latest studio album, to Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry: they all outsold Lady Gaga.
Bill Werde went on to say that he is often “wrong more than right.” I think that’s a big problem:
When you admit you are often wrong about your music predictions, you should not be the editorial director of Billboard magazine.
Lady Gaga’s situation in the UK charts is as equally embarrassing as in the US. artFLOP too reached the #1 position, but only because there were no other big release this week. She sold less than 69,000 albums there.
Robbie Williams just released his new album in the UK, and according to their official charts, in 48 hours, Robbie sold what Lady Gaga did in a week:
Right now, in their mid-week chart, artFLOP is at #9!
Meaning: she’s almost out of the UK top 10 a week and a half after the album came out!
artFLOP is at #2 in Australia. Gaga failed to beat Eminem’s album, which had already been out in Australia.
Maybe if she hadn’t gone down on that filthy vajayjay before, down under would have loved her more.
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga was seen shopping several copies of her own album at a HMV in Canada. Really!
Lady Gaga’s latest album will debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 chart this week.
artFLOP sold ONLY 259,000 copies on its debut week.
In case you are a little
monster moron and cannot do the math, that’s 100,000 copies LESS than Madonna’s latest album, MDNA, released last year (it debuted at no. 1 with 359,000 copies sold, according to Billboard).
What happened to “ARTPOP beats Madonna for most Pre-Ordered album in History" shit again?
In case you don’t understand how big of a FLOP Lady Gaga’s album turned out to be, here’s a reminder:
Her previous album, the one with its title track being a copy of Madonna’s EXPRESS YOURSELF, debuted atop the charts with 1.1 million copies sold. Fast forward two years, and Lady Gaga is now selling 1/4 of that.
artFLOP also failed to beat Katy Perry’s PRISM, which debuted at #1 selling 286,000 copies in the US - the highest debut for a female artist this year so far.
artFLOP also failed to beat Miley Cyrus’s Bangerz, which moved 270,000 copies on its first week.
Despite a very heavy promotion that includes promo shows in Europe and in the US, TV performances, live shows streamed on VEVO and on iTunes Festival, countless interviews, SNL double gig, X-Factor performance, the two first singles on commercials on TV, and so much more, all Gaga managed to sell was 259,000 copies last week.
As Bloomberg Business Week put it: "Lady Gaga’s $25 Million Art Machine Can’t Buy a Real Hit." Interscope spent $25 million dollars promoting artFLOP thinking it would work again. It didn’t.
Besides all that, spending so much money on Gaga just gives her a bad name:
In only five years in the music business, Lady Gaga already has TWO albums among the most expensive promotional campaign:
Born This Way (2011) rivals Michael Jackson’s Invincible album (2001) with a $30 million dollar campaign budget. Now artFLOP comes in with $25 million. Definitely NOT a good rep.
Later this month, Britney Spears will release her eighth studio album, Britney Jean (set to hit the market on November 29th). Will she beat all these other girls as “highest debut” for a female artist in 2013?
You can preview Britney’s new album below. Tell me what you think:
Meanwhile, Madonna has just been named the highest paid musician of the year by Forbes.
Despite their hatred for the Queen of Pop, they could not ignore the fact that she kicked Lady Gaga’s
formerly saggy siliconed ass in the money-making department.
Considered by many "the last iconic moment in music" (I’d argue that, I consider the armed Mother of Jesus on the MDNA Tour as equally iconic), the imagery from Madonna’s Confessions truly became one of the strongest and most meaningful imagery in music.
Confessions On a Dance Floor has sold over 15 million copies worldwide since its release in November 2005. It peaked at number one in 40 countries, earning a place in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records as the album topping the charts in most countries. It also won a Grammy award as the "Best Dance/Electronic Album" in 2006.
Rescuing 70s disco glamour and an Olivia Newton-John look, the Confessions era started off with Hung Up - which became one of Madonna’s biggest hits - and one of the most fun videos to watch!
It chronicles people from all walks of life (professional dancers, street dancers) from all over the world (somewhere in Asia, Los Angeles, and Paris) rehearsing/getting ready for a dance-off that would take place in some underground club in London.
Madonna filmed the Hung Up video under painkillers. She had broken 10 bones in a horseback riding accident three months before filming it, and at the time, her collarbone fracture had not been fully healed yet.
Madonna’s Confessions on a Dance Floor is a celebration of four decades of dance music as a well established genre of music. It pays homage to several dance music artists, from 70s disco music, to 90s French House DJs, to NY club musicians from the mid-00s. From ABBA, to Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer, to the Pet Shop Boys, to Air: Madonna had it all covered in a nearly one-hour long DJ set (there are no gaps in between the songs, just like a DJ set).
The three other singles off of the Confessions album were Sorry, Get Together (one of my all time favorite Madonna tracks), and Jump. Watch their videos below:
The Confessions era not only became highly successful both critically and commercially (The Confessions Tour was the biggest tour of 2006 and is still among the most successful tours of all times), but it is also regarded as a key factor in the diffusion of Parkour in popular culture across the globe:
With so many new albums hitting the market this week, Billboard has made their predilection very clear: Lady Gaga’s [doomed to fail] album ARTFLOP.
Since the album’s release on Monday, Billboard has kept at least FOUR different articles about and/or related to Lady Gaga on its home page - all of them with her image displayed.
As of right now, you will find these four articles with Lady Gaga on their main page (the ones on the top are on rotation):
If that is not shoving her down our throats, I don’t know what is!
It makes you wonder why a musical publication would dedicate so much space for one single artist when, as a matter of fact, there are many other people with new albums this week (including the Beatles).
Is Lady Gaga buying articles on Billboard (the same way she buys commercial slots on the radio to have her songs played)?
Whatever it is, it surely seems like there is money involved. You see, as soon as Lady Gaga’s album dropped from the No. 1 position only 48 hours after its release, this article magically popped on Billboard’s main page:
But despite the positive headline, this article was made to worry Lady Gaga fans:
It revealed that the first week sales prediction previously published by them were wrong: they expected even lowers sales (from 350,000 to 260,000).
That worrying note along with at least three other articles about Lady Gaga on Billboard’s main page surely would move her die-hard fans to buy multiple copies of her album: "it’s not fair," say little monsters.
Well, not only her die-hard fans, but an occasional fan, or anyone else too:
The better you display a product, the more it sells. And that’s what Billboard is aiming.
It’s been proven that products that are displayed at eye-level at stores sell more than similar products that are positioned at the bottom/top shelves. And what better way to display an album at “eye-level” than having at least four articles about the same artist on the main page of a musical publication?
Billboard (magazine) went from music publication to Gaga’s personal billboard (as in board for advertisements). And that does not happen for free.
A couple of hours ago, Billboard wrote yet another article about Lady Gaga, claiming that she is still heading to No. 1:
Here, they even lowered Gaga’s first week sales prediction to 250,000.
What’s interesting about it is that they say Eminem will sell only 210,000 copies this week - despite the fact that his album currently holds two positions on the top 10 best selling albums on iTunes #1 (for three consecutive days) and #9:
In my opinion, all this excessive Gaga talk is a well planned plot to boost even more (positive) articles about her next week:
ArtFLOP's first week sales will be higher than what Billboard has been reporting throughout the week, so you can expect several different articles about her with headlines like: "Gaga surpasses early predictions by far," "biggest debut by a female artist this year," etc. Mark my words.
Other albums that came out this week and are set to debut on Billboard’s top 10 are: The Beatles - “On Air - Live at the BBC, Vol. 2;” Jhene Aiko - “Sail Out” (EP); and ”Now 48.” As you noticed, none of them were granted four different articles at the same time on Billboard’s main page.
Katy Perry's PRISM (released last month) surpassed Lady Gaga's artFLOP (released less than a week ago).
ArtFLOP now takes position #5 in the Australian iTunes store. Ouch!
In the US iTunes store, Lady Gaga’s album could not keep the #1 position for 48 hours! The deluxe version of Eminem's latest album “The Marshall Mathers LP2" (released last week) surpassed Gaga’s album yesterday.
What is more impressive, is that Eminem also holds the #10 best selling album position at the same time with the regular version of the same album. Which means, he’s still selling A LOT this week:
At this moment, artFLOP isn’t on the top of most of the biggest music markets in the world, including the UK (#2), Germany (#7), France (#2), and Canada (#3). Remember: the Gaga’s album was released less than a week ago (in most places, three days ago).
I think we can CELEBRATE our victory with some good wine again:
By the way, I heard Lady Gaga sued GAGA wine for their brand name. I wonder what the members of Queen think of this. Radio Ga Ga!
And just because no day is ever good without a little bit of Madonna, check these guys jamming to CLASSIC MADONNA - folky style (it’s really awesome):
What can we say? Some people write music that works in any style, others call themselves “Lady Gaga.” That’s the difference.
Well, she didn’t necessarily use those words, but come on! When your goal in life is to piss off Madonna (specifically), you know you are obsessed!
“As a punk-rocker from New York, I’ve basically been hoping that I would become so good that one day I would piss off Madonna!" said Lady Gaga in an interview for British gay magazine Attitude.
Seriously. She called herself a “punk-rocker from New York.”
[Picture: Madonna before fame (with Emmy and the Emmy’s) VS. Lady Gaga before fame - a “punk-rocker” wearing Abercrombie & Fitch.]
Lady Gaga also discussed Madonna and the Born This Way / Express Yourself comparisons (again). And guess what? She STILL doesn’t believe the two songs are alike at all. Really. Which is weird, because (as our reader Jordan reminded us), in 2011, she did think the songs shared the same chord progression:
"If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression."
Today, she still doesn’t get why Madonna sang Born This Way along with Express Yourself on the MDNA Tour either. She says:
"I have to be really honest, I was completely kind of floored that Madonna was singing my song on her stage every night! I mean, Madonna’s… she’s Madonna. I looked up to her for a long time. I’m not quite sure what her intention was – to do that in the show, but I don’t really care.”
Well, let’s see if we can help Lady Gaga understand what Madonna’s intentions might have been:
1) Madonna blended Express Yourself and lines of Born This Way seamlessly. The two songs matched perfectly, proving that their music and melodies were pretty [much the same] similar.
2) Madonna ended up the mash-up with the lines of a song called “She’s Not Me.”
3) The video behind Madonna showed little monsters eating pre-packaged canned food with Madonna’s famous ponytail and cone bra, and David Bowie’s lightning bolt as their logo.
Mmm… I think it’s pretty clear what Madonna was saying, don’t you?
Lady Gaga was also discussing Madonna with Howard Stern a few hours ago:
"I don’t want your fucking throne."
That, ladies and gentlemen, coming from the woman who cried in a black and white HBO documentary (just like Madonna’s Truth Or Dare) saying she "just wanted to be a queen."
She continued on Madonna:
"I think she’s more aggravated that I’m not upset that she doesn’t like me."
Okay, Gaga, very convincing… You’re not upset, and you don’t care about it. So tell us why you are still talking about Madonna and the comparisons?
It’s not like Gaga hasn’t spoken about it before. She has! Remember:
Following the opening of the MDNA Tour (when Madonna’s take on the comparison hit the headlines all over the world), Lady Gaga took several minutes of her time to discuss it on stage, during her
Born Flop This Way Ball in New Zealand:
“It sometimes makes people feel better about themselves to put other people down or make fun of them or maybe make a mockery of their work. But, that doesn’t make me feel good at all. (…) I don’t even wanna fight back. Because, it’s more important to me to keep writing music. Cause that’s all I really care about: my music. I don’t have a fan-base that wants me to fight or bite or be shady, or cunty. The way that we all used to be. We’re in a new place in society now, aren’t we? Things are really different now than they were 25 years ago and that’s what makes Born This Way so relevant for me. We’re just socially in a completely different place now. And I want you to know it’s okay: You don’t have to hate and slice each other anymore.”
Of course, Gaga made that speech crying.
It would be cute if it weren’t so delusional. All she cares about is her music - but at the end, it isn’t really her music if it was stolen. She doesn’t want to fight back, but she will imply Madonna is “shady" and "cunty" only because she also had an opinion on the topic everyone else had an opinion: her song had been copied. But I guess Gaga (and her fans) think Madonna, of all people, cannot have an opinion on Gaga’s copies (of herself).
Besides, Madonna never seemed “aggravated” by Gaga. The few times she mentioned Gaga has been a reaction to something Gaga had done, while Gaga has been mentioning Madonna since day one: her first album was dedicated to Madonna (it says on the booklet). Gaga has stolen Madonna’s music, looks and imagery in several occasions. Gaga discusses Madonna on written editorials (even when no one asks about her). Gaga is still talking about Madonna today!
Well, let’s cut her some slack: everyone uses Madonna when promoting their albums (from Cher to Elton John), so why not the biggest Madonna-wannabe in the planet? She needs it! The two first singles off of her comeback album failed to reach the top of the charts in the most important markets in the world - including the US and the UK. So let the poor rich girl use Madonna a little more.
Billboard’s prediction for Gaga’s album’s first week sales is between 300,000-350,000 copies. But I suspect they are intentionally revealing low numbers (you know how they like to shove Lady Gaga down our throats). By next week’s Thursday, Billboard will have a very positive headline that goes along”Lady Gaga surpassed early predictions, biggest debut by a female this year.” Mark my words.
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