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The ‘little monsters’ have spoken! Lady Gaga’s new video “You and I” was supposed to debut on MTV, but leaked via the World Wide Web.
Miss Gaga, is said to take shape of many faces in this video… including a mermaid and a man! She definitely wasn’t lacking imagination in this one, and fans say this is perfect (after her last video let down.) “You and I” was filmed in Springfield, Nebraska according to PopinStereo.com and Lady G. has quite the experience while she was there… the video sounds amazing, and inspiring, for all the lovers of the world.
Gaga says: “I’m walking with no luggage and no nothing and it’s just me and my ankles are bleeding a little bit and there’s grass stuck in my shoes and I’ve got this outfit on and it’s real sort of New York clothing and I’m sprinting… And the [video is about the] idea that when you’re away from someone you love, it’s torture,” she continued. “I knew I wanted the video to be about me sprinting back and walking hundreds of thousands of miles to get him back.”
Photo credit: google.com, black angel, people.com, and Popinstereo.com
What is a Grammy? A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award) — or Grammy — is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The annual awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely viewed televised ceremony. It is the music equivalent to the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for stage, and the Academy Awards for film (source: Wikipedia)
The 53rd annual Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles California at the Staples Center, and I kept an eye on the Fashion of the awards all night! Here are my picks for best and worst dressed.
The HOT list:
Sara Bareilles looked fantastic, yet classic, in her simple red gown. I, personally, love Sara so I may be a tad biased, but I’m sure you will all agree she looks fantastic in red!
Lady Antebellum all looked sleek and sexy in their all black look. Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood-sexy, and the sequined touch sweater worn by Miss Hillary Scott- awesome. All in all, this group, not only took home a couple of those little gold prizes; but they stole my heart with their well planned out Fashion choices.
Jewel looked so amazing in her Floor length, flowing, one shoulder gown. This mom-to-be Presented an award tonight looking stunning and classy. Just as I suspected.
Beyonce looked super sexy at the pre-party Brunch. (Pictured above with Rihanna) I love how her flowing locks look so effortless and beautiful. Her look this year isn’t over the top, and I like that. It’s not easy to make a simple look be stunning! She can do it all!
Also beautiful, Katy Perry! I love the pink glitter look, her Valentine theme… the pink sparkle on her eyes, the jewels on her tights, the whole sh-bang- I LOVED IT!
Some others on my HOT list this year were Miley, Norah Jones, Usher, Kings of Leon, and The Beautiful Jennifer Hudson.
The WORST list:
Lady Gaga, sweetheart- what are you doing? You are so Fab why cant you just be a tad bit more fashionable? Shes so beautiful… if I had three wishes one of them would be that Lady Gaga no longer makes a spectacle of herself. I believe that (the amazing person that she is) she doesn’t need any fancy or crazy outfits. She would sell records because shes amazing! so why all the hoopla? There were some HORRIFIC things coming out of her body!? That was actually disturbing to look at. The only thing that was remotely fashionable was the Black Sunglasses hiding her face… best part of her outfit.
Barbara Streisand your voice is so magical, but what stylist did you use for this event? There are a million other things that I would have put you in.
C-lo’s Muppet’s, adorable! … C-lo, not so much. C-Lo Green had a great performance of his hit song F*rget you. He wore this strange big-bird type costume that I wish I could F*rget right now… Now we all know where Lady Gaga’s egg came from… C-Lo laid it!
Lenny, the zoo called… they want EVERYTHING back.
*Photo Credit: WireImage*
(Dave Tripper) The 2010 Grammys was a disjointed production, to say the least. From ill-constructed tributes to the continuing kissing of country music’s ass and kicking of dance music’s nether regions, the ceremonies aimed at a youthful audience with plenty of not-ready-for-primetime youthful performers were upstaged by a music legend who began performing in the 60’s.
Starting with the opening tribute to Aretha Franklin, they dropped the ball on presentation. The singers were excellent, bordering on spectacular (especially the surprising Florence from Florence and the Machine). But if a tribute is to be done, shouldn’t it be built up with a little drama and not OPEN a show? And although the pre-recorded ‘thank you’ by Aretha (who looked great) was a touching moment, it felt a bit odd.
Lady Gaga, of course, did her thing, entering in an egg pod. Then her performance of “Born This Way” was a fairly typical singer/army of dancers performance with the outfits best described as regular-sized shower curtains used as skirts and tops or really large condom outfits, a la Naked Gun 2 ½.
After her stint, dance music failed to make an appearance the rest of the night. No David Guetta. No Deadmau5. No Robyn. Nothing. Instead, country artist after country artist after bluegrass artist continued to litter the stage with the generic and dominating music format in the United States. The complete disrespect that dance music receives year after year is rather ironic, considering that I would hazard a guess that in many of the after parties to follow, I guarantee that Gaga and Madonna were being spun and not Lady Antebellum and generic blonde country singer ________.
The indisputable highlights were provided by Eminem and Mick Jagger. Eminem completely tore up the stage with Rihanna chipping in on “Love The Way You Lie” while the long-anticipated first appearance by Dr. Dre was anti-climatic by comparison. Mick Jagger, pushing 70, was the other highlight, perfectly covering the R&B classic “Everybody Needs Somebody” in what was his 1st Grammy performance, an unbelievable fact in its own right. His stage presence far outpaced the earlier artists including the meh Bruno Mars, the sleepy Drake, and the disappointing Katy Perry. And, I’m pretty sure a Rihanna break is in order, not only to rest her constantly shaking booty, but just from over damn exposure.
And some of the performers turned to direct imitation. Justin Bieber and Usher may as well have worn the red-leather jackets with zippers from “Beat It” and got it over with. I’m pretty sure we can stop kissing MJ’s ass too, let him rest in peace, and come up with something fresh and new.
But one thing I noticed was a subtle incident that happened earlier in the night. If you blinked, you would have missed it. Bob Dylan, who performed with a couple of youthful bluegrass and country bands was cruising through a version of “Maggie’s Farm.” Near the end of the performance, Dylan began playing harmonica to end the song and shot a NASTY glance back at the performers as if something went wrong. He then played a few more notes on the harmonica and with his body language essentially said, “That’s enough of this crap.” Jagger did the exact same thing in his performance as he quickly looked back at the band, almost as if expecting something that never happened. But like the professional he is, he kept cranking out a performance that has kept him on the top touring list for over four decades. The lesson for the yoots out there is that when you are in a band and dealing with an artist that has been performing for 40+ years, you’d better bring your “A” game. Apparently, these backing musicians did not.
And speaking of veterans, Barbara Streisand performed her classic “Evergreen” at the end of the night—but I may have discovered a possible faux pas! As she finished what seemed to be a flawless performance, the camera panned to her for the last dramatic note, which Streisand held—even after the mic was away from her face for a couple of seconds! Check your DVR’s.
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(Dave Tripper) Unless your name ended in –ga, the 2010 Grammy Awards were a big fat zero for traditional dance artists. Lady Gaga won in three non-dance categories, including Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Album. She also picked up an award for Best Short Form Music Video. In another non-dance category, Madonna along with David Guetta and Afrojack won the Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for the minor hit “Revolver.”
In the two actual dance categories, more pop acts ruled the day. Rihanna, who constantly undulates with being a pop-hop artist and a dance artist, won for Best Dance Recording for “Only Girl (In The World).” One of the artists she beat out in that category, LaRoux, got revenge by picking up a Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album “In For The Kill.”
(Dave Tripper) When the title of Lady Gaga’s latest single “Born This Way” was leaked earlier this year, it was obvious that the rising music icon was nodding to a large part of her fanbase, the gay community.
After listening to the single, there is no mistake that this song is FOR the community—musically, socially, and politically. Lyrically, the first part of the song imparts “mother knows best advice” telling the listener that “we are all born superstars…there’s nothin’ wrong with lovin’ who you are” and of course the Madonnaesque jab at religion ” ’cause God makes no mistakes’.” The rest of the lyrical features include a chorus that is all anthem (“Ain’t no other way, I was Born This Way”) and destined to be played at every single pride event and a vast majority of floats for the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2011. Gaga also nods to a part of the gay community that rarely gets mentioned in lyrics, drag queens (“Don’t be a drag, just be a queen”).
From a musical standpoint, the song is fairly standard dance music with one obvious influence. Her vocal patterns at times eerily match Madonna’s feminist anthem “Express Yourself” while the actual music itself is a club conglomeration of a touch of Cascada, maybe a smidge of Enrique’s “I Like It,” and the arrangement fullness of 90′s hard techno and house (L.A. Style, Captain Hollywood Project, et. al.)
Overall, Lady Gaga has done next generation Madonna proud.