GAGA’S BEEN VIEWED MORE THAN A BILLION TIMES
Lady Gaga has made history yet again. According to Mashable.com, the pop star has become the first artist to get her music videos viewed online over one-billion times. The Web site reports that the combined views for three of Gaga’s videos – “Just Dance,” “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance” – all add up for her to be the inaugural member of the billion-views club. Learn more at www.Mashable.com.
TIDBIT: “Just Dance” was viewed more than 272-million times, “Poker Face” more than 374-million and “Bad Romance” more than 360-million times.
KE$HA ON SNL
Ke$ha will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on April 17th. Ryan Phillippe will be the host that episode. Ke$ha’s debut album, Animal, has sold over 491-thousand copies since its release just under three months ago. The album has spawned the number one single “Tik Tok,” and the hit “Blah Blah Blah,” her collaboration with 3Oh3!
CHRISTINA AGUILERA GOES BIONIC
Christina Aguilera has announced her fourth studio album, Bionic, will be released this summer. The first single is “Not Myself Tonight,” produced by Polow Da Don. The song will premiere on www.ChristinaAguilera.com at 5 PM on Tuesday, will be released to radio on April 5th and will be available for download on iTunes on April 13th. Bionic features songs co-written by Aguilera and collaborations with Tricky Stewart, Polow Da Don, Le Tigre, Hill & Switch, and many others. The album also boasts Aguilera teaming up with Linda Perry again – the two scored a huge hit with “Beautiful,” off Christina’s 2002 album Stripped. They collaborated on another ballad titled “Lift Me Up.”
MANDY MOORE TALKS WATER
Mandy Moore was in Washington D-C earlier in the week for World Water Day. According to Perez Hilton, the singer/actress spoke about how important it is to have clean water all over the world. Moore said, “Here on Capitol Hill, it's hard for us to imagine what it's like to face illness every time we're thirsty but it's a reality in Southern Sudan. It is an overwhelmingly tragic situation but the good news is we can do something about it.” Learn more at www.PerezHilton.com.
MEET COLBIE CAILLAT
Ever wanted the chance to meet Colbie Caillat? Well now you can when she heads out on her forthcoming tour. All you need to do is sign up to be a member of the pop star’s official Web site, and then you’ll be entered for a chance to have a meet-and-greet. Head to www.ColbieCaillat.com now to sign up.
SAVING ABEL TO RELEASE MISS AMERICA THIS SUMMER
Saving Abel is coming out with a new album on June 8th. The record is titled Miss America and is the follow-up to their self-titled debut, which was released in 2008. The first single is a track called “Stupid Girl (Only in Hollywood)” and it’ll be out on April 8th via download. Guitarist Scott Bartlett spoke about the album saying, “We are creating the new Southern Rock. Not to say we are pioneers but it’s VERY exciting.”
KATY PERRY KICKS IT WITH SNOOP
Katy Perry is in the studio working on the follow-up album to her hit debut One of the Boys, and she had a special guest stop in for a visit. The pop star posted a picture on her Twitter account with none other than Snoop Dogg, who Perry referred to as her “swagger coach.” See the pic now at www.Twitter.com/KatyPerry.
LENNON AND DYLAN TALK IN A CAB
Back in 1966, John Lennon and Bob Dylan shared a cab and the experience was videotaped. During the trip, the two legendary musicians discuss music and riff on Johnny Cash. Dylan also tries to convince John to live in Texas. The guys might have been under the influence of something but you be the judge. Check it out at www.PopMatters.com.