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Last.fm uses “scrobbling” to build user’s musical taste. From Wikipedia:
“Using a music recommender system called “Audioscrobbler”, Last.fm builds a detailed profile of each user’s musical taste by recording details of the tracks the user listens to, either from Internet radio stations, or the user’s computer or many portable music devices. This information is transferred (“scrobbled”) to Last.fm’s database either via the music player itself (Rdio, Spotify, Clementine, Amarok) or via a plugin installed into the user’s music player. The data is then displayed on the user’s profile page and also compiled to create reference pages for individual artists. By April 2011 Last.fm reported more than 50 billion scrobbles.”
Who do you think is number one?
THE QUEEN OF COURSE! M-Dolla!
That should come as no surprise.
Have a look at the top ten:
2. Bruce Springsteen
3. Roger Waters
4. Van Halen
5. Kenny Chesney
6. Dave Matthews Band
7. Tim McGraw
8. Jason Aldean
10. Justin Bieber
But what DOES come as surprise (not for us) is that Lady Gaga is nowhere to be seen, despite having the 6th grossing tour of 2012.
Where is Lady Gaga ranked, the poor thing….?
#20?… God no.
#30?… Errr no
#40?… LOL NO!
Despite having the 6th highest tour gross of 2012, Lady Gaga is NOWHERE to be seen on the top earners list.
Why do you think that is Little Morons?
It’s because her tour (with limited amounts of tickets being sold + give-aways) was BARELY breaking even. And that just proves what we, at PDLM, have been saying ALL along. If Lady Gaga had sold out every date in 2012, she would have appeared on this list, after all she landed in the top ten grossing tour of 2012.
Numbers people. Numbers.
About Madonna, Billboard says:
“Thanks largely to her blockbuster MDNA tour, the Queen of Pop reigns at No. 1 on the Moneymakers list for a second time. (She first crowned the tally for earnings in 2008.) MDNA was last year’s -biggest tour ($305 million gross), and the No. 10 top-grossing trek of all time. The 88-date tour earned Madonna an estimated $32 million in 2012. The globetrotting tour also supported her MDNA album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and generated $1.5 million in physical and digital album sales for the artist. Her first studio release under a 360 deal with Live Nation,MDNA was released and promoted through Interscope, with U.S. sales buoyed by a promotion in which tour ticket buyers had an option of receiving the album as part of their purchase.”
By Chris Tanasoff and PDLM
When we say “the American mainstream media protects Lady Gaga” some people have the nerve to say we are exaggerating.
Take a look at this article by Billboard, a pro-Gaga article trying to explain that cancelling the
Born Flop This Way Ball was a major loss for all, and alluding to the fact the cancellation had nothing to do with low ticket sales. [Click here to go to the article]
Now, please, take a look at this passage:
“In total, 22 shows were cancelled, forcing the refund of roughly 200,000 tickets worth approximately $25 million in gross ticket sales, Billboard estimates.”
I don’t think the poor things realized that while writing a pro-Gaga piece, they actually provided the empirical evidence we needed to say with confidence that the Born This Way Ball, was a commercial failure in North America as well.
Don’t understand why?
Do the math:
Roughly 200,000 tickets sold for the remaining 22 dates that were cancelled due to a hip injury (!).
200,000 / 22 = 9,090 tickets sold per show.
Yup! You read that right.
In an article written to suggest Lady Gaga’s tour was a success and cancelling the remaining dates was a loss for everybody, Billboard inadvertently revealed that Lady Gaga sold an average of 9,090 tickets per show.
If you have any common sense, you would agree that this is more than enough of an excuse to cancel those shows due to poor ticket sales. But no, here’s the excuse Lady Gaga’s team and Live Nation are giving:
Now please check the venues Lady Gaga was supposed to play before cancelling her shows.
Now check the full capacity of those same vanues:
Now compare those numbers:
Lady Gaga sold an average 9,090 tickets per show for venues that have an average 19,278 people capacity.
That’s roughly 50% of those remaing 22 dates that, coincidently, were cancelled due to a “hip injury”. It’s such a lucky and happy coincidence! It’s like getting sick right before a school test you haven’t studied for.
Note that even with her stage built in those venues, the capacity of most of those arenas still is above 15,000 people. Add to that, the fact that Lady Gaga’s shows do not have assigned seats on the floor, it is always general admission - which means it fits nearly double the number of people on the floor than at Madonna’s MDNA arena shows in North America.
So, thanks Billboard, for inadvertently revealing this info while trying to convince the world that Lady Gaga’s tour was doing just fine.
You can read my theory on why Lady Gaga’s tour cancellation is an awesome decision on her part on here.
On a light and humorous note:
ARTPOP FARTPOOP APP for iPad and iPhone is already available for download.
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#LittleMorons make fun of #Madonna’s age, but who needs medicine for bones and joints in real life? @LadyGaga! Oh, Karma!
…and blames it on growing chronic pain.
Her concerts in Chicago on Feb. 13 and 14 (tomorrow and the day after), in Detroit on Saturday and Hamilton, ON on Sunday have all been postponed. The new dates have not been announced yet.
An interesting thing (and that goes for those who are into speech analysis) is that when Lady Gaga revealed what her problem is (through her own personal Twitter account), she spoke in third person. Third person!
Yes. She broke her usual Twitter “speech” tone (a personal and accessible pattern) to take on an impersonal, distant, third-person speech about herself:
Yup! That’s how contrived and fake this girl is.
She even changed her “speech” pattern on Twitter hoping to achieve a more “professional” and “serious” tone to the news broken. Here’s what it is, folks:
When you change from ”MY doctor has ordered ME to postpone” such and such (which is her usual “voice” on her personal Twitter account) to “Gaga’s doctor has ordered her to postpone” such and such, she is giving a seriousness to the issue she’s talking about. This way it’s impersonal, it’s not a joke, it’s not her whining about it, it’s not because she wanted it. In third person, she is not to blame. It’s someone else’s fault. It’s her doctor’s fault. But she doesn’t even acknowledge it in first person. It’s impersonal. Passive-aggressiveness at it’s best.
By the way, her previous tweet was “I hate doing this [postponing a show] I love you”. That way: in the first person.
Lady Gaga really is a psycho. Seriously.
It’s kind of hard to imagine her joints suffering from severe inflammation - it’s not like she dances, or anything. In fact, the only reason her joints might have gotten bad is because of her weight problem (which was more of a PR stunt, than a real weight problem).
Besides that, doesn’t it take months (sometimes years) to recover from severe synovitis? These fours shows in a week won’t do a thing, so..
It sounds fishy…
Especially considering that none of her shows in North America were really sold out, and she had to give out unsold tickets to fans visiting her tailgate party to avoid bad press.
Speaking of bad press, you all know by now that members of the press cannot enter her shows to take pictures. Only the ones released by her people are supposed to reach the media.
The Montreal Gazette informed us that last night’s show was not sold out anyway:
Tell me what you think:
Is she really injured, or is she
cancelling postponing shows due to poor ticket sales?
[But her record label is not very pleased]
According to the PropaGaga administrator, here’s what Lady Gaga had to say to her fans about FARTPOOP after her not-sold-out concert in St. Paul, Minnesota:
“Gaga spoke about ARTPOP, saying that she was much happier while writing and recording it - a process that started directly after she finished with Born This Way. Gaga said that she knew Born This Way was a challange to most of her fans, and that we endured a lot. She continued and said that she created the album, which ultimately became a movement, as a form of therapy, and she has no regrets about Born This Way, though she feels she is now able to move on as a happier and more mature person. When asked if she felt pressured about the new record, Gaga said she would be worried if there wasn’t any pressure, because if helps her work. She said she knows what we want, and that’s fun, dirty, dance music, and there’s no shortage of it on ARTPOP. She explained that the album is pretty much done: there’s vocals and music on all the tracks, but she wants to take three weeks after the tour is over, during her break, to re-record her vocals with her coach Don Lawrence, so that the album is the best quality it can be, because it’s forever. Gaga mentioned that she considers ARTPOP her first real album, that it’s about a phoenix rising from the ashes, and is worried if she’ll ever be able to top it because she knows it’s that good.”
Oh, my! Didn’t this girl learn with Born This Way? Remember when she said it would be ”the album of the decade”? Well, it failed. In terms of selling, and producing hits.
But it seems to me Lady Gaga is pretty much aware of the failure Born This Way was - her record label probably let her know that they were not happy with the results achieved:
The album is considered the most promoted record in the history of the music business, a lot of money was spent promoting it everywhere around the world for a full year (2011), but it ended up selling only 5.3 million copies of the 8 million units shipped worldwide.
Her tour was expected to bring the album back to the Top 200 charts (like it did with Madonna’s MDNA album), but so far, the Born This Way Ball did not succeed. In fact, not even the tour is doing as well as expected.
So it’s very fitting that Lady Gaga is speaking of her next album as being about a “phoenix rising from the ashes”. I’m afraid this metaphor is too complicated for her little
monsters morons, so let me explain:
She says this album is about coming back to life after being dead, over. That’s what a “phoenix rising from the ashes” means. Get it? Can we call it a comeback?
I don’t mean to brag, but haven’t I been saying this for months? Lady Gaga’s next album will be considered a comeback only after four and a half years in the music business (pretty embarrassing). I am so glad she, unintentionally, let us all know that she knows Born This Way was a failure, while over-hyping her next album.
Oh, in case you don’t see how she is over-hyping it, read the part she says she ”is worried if she’ll ever be able to top it because she knows it’s that good” again. Serious stuff.
Remember when Lady Gaga’s producer DJ White
Shadow Trash said FARTPOOP was going to be “the best album of pop and dance music ever made” while attacking Madonna and calling her an “old hag”?
The day he and Lady Garbage come up with EDM better than Ray of Light, or Music, or Girl Gone Wild, he can think of calling himself an EDM artist. But for now, he’d better keep ripping off songs like Express Yourself and Rescue Me, because that’s the only way they’re going to produce hits for FARTPOOP for sure.
Is this a Haus of Caca thing - calling Madonna “old hag”?
This is not the first time someone who works closely to Lady Gaga calls Madonna an “old hag”. Remember Perry Meek?
So much for an album that “became a movement”, Lady Gaga! Movement of what? Aggressive untalented people attacking a music icon with ageists comments?
According to Gaga and DJ White Shadow:
There is a song called “Sex Dreams”:
So bring it on, Lady Gaga… can’t wait to see how high this phoenix will fly this time around.
By the way, rumor has it that she already filmed the video for FARTPOOP’s first single and that a big announcement will be made during the Grammy’s ceremony on Sunday, February 10th.
First Facebook reveals their 2012 trends list and Gaga doesn’t even appear on the top 10 most talked about public figures (while Madonna is at #6). Then Miss Germanotta loses her crown as the most followed celebrity on Twitter to Justin Bieber. Then YouTube decides to clean its closet, revealing that over 156 million views Gaga had on her VEVO channel were fake. Now this:
“When we consider how busy Lady Gaga has been over the course of 2012, her fall in online popularity is astonishing and even more so if we consider the influence of the internet in launching her career. In April 2012 she commenced the Born This Way Ball and then in August she launched her own fragrance, appearing in cities across the globe to promote this. She also lost and gained weight controversially, after admitting to suffering from an eating disorder, openly discussed her use of drugs and appeared at London Fashion Week.The declining number of searches, which is lingering dangerously close to the level it was when she burst onto the scene in 2008, indicates that we are all a little bored with Lady Gaga’s antics!”
Does it come as a surprise?
Of course not. I’ve been saying this for a long time: Lady Gaga is on her way to Lauper Land. These charts and lists only prove what I have been saying on this blog since I started it a year ago.
We can also point out that Lady Gaga has fallen not only on the Internet, but also in real life. her current tour, the Born This Way Ball, had its ass kicked by Madonna’s MDNA Tour, her latest album (Born This Way) sold less than both her first and second releases (Fame and Fame Monster). And even Jennifer Lopez toppled her from the top spot on Forbes‘ Celebrity 100 last year, as Queerty points out.
In my opinion, Lady Gaga will do better if her next album/singles also underperform on the charts. It will be a huge embarrassment for her to have a hit album/single being considered a comeback only after 4 and a half years in the business with two and a half albums under her name. Embarrassing! But that do you think about it? [comments section below].
Not all of you know this, as the mainstream media is trying to hide this from you, but Lady Gaga has already cancelled one show of her North American tour:
The show in Atlantic City, NJ, scheduled to March 2nd, has been cancelled. Right now, only Yahoo! Sports is talking about it - and that is because they are discussing about a sports event that was re-scheduled because of the Gaga concert that now is NOT going to happen anyway.
Do you have any idea of how alarming this is?
Atlantic City is in the Tri-state area. It’s like two hours from New York in a bus. It’s a casino town. And not even that was enough to make the Born This Way Ball a success in that city. Ticket sales were so poor and so low, that they cancelled the entire thing.
It is truly alarming when you cannot sell out a show in NJ, in a casino town like Atlantic City, a couple of hours away from NYC. But that is not a surprise. Lady Gaga’s tour is suffering so much, that not even her Los Angeles shows were sold out.
Even the Los Angeles Times, which published a positive review of her show in the city, couldn’t lie about it:
“Unlike her last visit to Staples, in 2011, Sunday’s gig didn’t feel packed to the rafters. (At press time, tickets for Monday’s show were still available).”
When you cannot sell out a show in NYC, Atlantic City, or LA; you know you’re in deep trouble. Those are high profile cities. She failed to sell out both of her shows in Los Angeles (as reviews attest). What will happen in NYC and Atlantic City’s bigger sister, Las Vegas (also, a high profile city and a casino town)?
[Lady Gaga performing to a not-so-packed Staples Center, Los Angeles, January 20th]
Little monsters are desperately saying Lady Gaga “moved” her Atlantic City show to a different venue, to Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA.
Seriously. They are actually saying that this was just a change of venues.
Yeah, sure… Lady Gaga simply changed venues to accomodate more people, right?
So she moved the show to a completely different city and state, over four hours away from Atlantic City.
No, my beloved little monsters. That was no change of venues to accomodate more people. That was simply a show being cancelled, and another one being added on the same day as a cover up.
Had the ticket sales for her show in Atlantic City been successful, she would not have cancelled it at all. Lady Gaga would have either rearranged dates, or simply added the PA show to one of the several free days she has in between shows in late February / early March - just like Madonna did:
Madonna pushed back the day of her concert in Rio, so she could add a second show in Medellin, Colombia. Madonna rearranged dates to perform more shows. That’s NOT what Lady Gaga did. Lady Gaga cancelled one show due to low ticket sales, and scheduled another on the same day as an excuse.
You can check all the free dates Lady Gaga has in between shows that could have accomodated both. Including between her performances in Philadelphia, New York and Washington DC. But the problem was not “not having free days” to add a new show, the problem was POOR TICKET SALES.
Deal with it.
What Culture published back in November 2011 an amazing article on why Lady Gaga doesn’t matter. It could have been written today, as just like they predicted, Lady Gaga is declining in front of our very eyes. I reproduced part of it here, but make sure you click on this link and read the full article on their page:
“Some say she’s a genius; others say she’s contrived, but generally nobody is saying much anymore. It seems that Lady Gaga’s stranglehold over pop culture news has all but evaporated.
Stefani Germanotta’s Lady Gaga persona really gained popularity in 2009 as a sort of poor man’s Gwen Stefani, neither as talented as Madonna or culturally significant as Britney Spears, but not without a modicum of entertaining ability. Most importantly, she was just average enough to feel different without it being the entire reason for her being.
At some point, around the time she performed “Paparazzi” on the MTV Video Music Awards, she really raised the stakes in terms of ridiculous attention seeking behavior. She went from dressing relatively normally (yes, the outfits were revealing, but no more than you’d expect from a woman in the pop music profession) to faking handicaps and dousing herself with artificial blood.
Lady Gaga went from musician to performance art, an easily digestible image for the public to consume without further interpretation, containing as much depth as a Facebook profile picture and the same amount of artistic merit. From then on it was a parade of pseudo inspirational sound bites and clothing made from decapitated muppets.
From her first album “Fame” to “Fame Monster”, she was still singing generic love songs, but now her music videos and public appearances provided her with opportunities to dress in provocative ways, thus making her entire catalog FEEL more complex, but without actually deserving it.
On top of that, her popularity amongst the gay club culture offered a loyal and passionate fan base to be exploited. It was after she realized this that she was suddenly an outsider, imploring her fans, whom she dubbed “Little Monsters,” to be themselves and never let the oppressive mainstream culture keep them down.
The idea that Lady Gaga could pass herself off as an outsider is laughable, especially considering that at the very beginning of her career, a pudgier, brunette Germanotta played soulful piano ballads akin to Vanessa Carlton. All of which were completely abandoned in order to become a dance music sensation.
Lady Gaga gives us the ostentatious outfits and bizarre headgear, but she no longer engages the audience. She has become a special effect, empty and meaningless, providing no nutritional value for the mind.
And just like most movies, we will move on from Lady Gaga as soon as the next shiny object catches our attention.”
Since then, the Born this Way Ball tour, which according to Gaga was going to “revolutionize live performance” failed to be among the top 5 tours of 2012. Her latest album sold less copies than the previous one, and most music and video music awards ignored her latest music and video efforts —- talk about being absolutely right What Culture!
I personally can’t wait for
ARTPOP FARTPOOP. Lady Gaga has already announced a documentary a la Madonna’s Truth or Dare, a music app llike Björk’s Biophilia, and she already promised the best album of her career (just like she did with Born This Way). So I can’t wait to start analyzing this new era. Will she survive one more over-hyped album?
The most interesting thing here is the fact that there is the possibility that 2013 will be a good year for her:
But even if FARTPOOP succeeds, there is one thing Lady Gaga will not be able to avoid: FARTPOOP will be her comeback album after only 5 years in the business. And that, like I said, IF it succeeds. katy Perry will also be releasing new music this year, by the way. And when it comes to touring, we know who is ruling 2013 as of now.
In the wake of Lady Gaga’s Latin American tour flopping and the impending disaster of the “new and improved” North American tour (which is already flopping), Little Monsters, once again, show their desperation through the only medium they know how: bullying.
It looks like the staff on Lady Gaga’s mental health bus have their work cut out for them.
In any case let’s take a look at what the little monsters are claiming: “Madonna helped spread aids” – ON WHAT PLANET?
Have these uneducated little teenagers ever READ anything of Madonna’s stance on “unsafe sex”? Let’s take a look at what this year’s most requested/wanted out-of-print book (Madonna’s SEX book) has to say about it:
Also, it is worth mentioning that even before the SEX book came out, Madonna was advocating safe sex on stage, night after night, during her 1990’s Blond Ambition Tour (“don’t be silly, put a rubber on your willy!”).
But that’s not all. Madonna has also spoken about safe sex in a more direct way, especially during the promotion of “Justify my Love” (check her Nightline interview).
And, please, do not forget the projections during the Who’s That Girl Tour (1987) which, at one point, showed the following message:
So, yeah, little monsters keep talking out of their asses. Lady Gaga’s tour (and album) would be more successful if they spent their time working, saving money to buy her tickets and shit.
Oh, well… maybe in 26 years she’ll be on Madonna’s level. But I guess not.
The same blog also makes racist comments towards Rihanna, besides other unecessary and uncalled for negative comments on Katy Perry and Taylor Swift:
Recently, Kelly Osbourne spoke about the things she hears from Lady Gaga’s fans, who constantly attack her on Twitter:
“Lady Gaga’s fans say I should kill myself because I’m fat”.
She goes on: “Gaga has the worst fans in the world and you have a responsibility to stop that. I think you do anyway.”
We agree with you, Kelly. Especially when Gaga “created” a foundation that allegedly works against bullying and cyber-bullying. But hey… I guess Lady Gaga failed there too. She’s been collecting a lot of failures lately.
Where are the results of the Born This Way Foundation’s anti-bullying educational program?
The constant bashing of other artists will not prevent Lady Gaga’s fall from fame. It’s inevitable.
But speaking of promiscuous sex: Gaga Stole my Boyfriend, Lady Gaga Betrays Taylor Kinney, Thief of Hearts.
No wonder she doesn’t talk about her love life, monsters! Being a home wrecking whore is embarrassing!
So, fuck yeah, little monsters. If ANYONE is advocating promiscuous sex, drug use and negaticity, it’s that morally bankrupt, pathological liar you call Mother Monster.
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