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  1. Lady Gaga thread

    lol does she even know the melody? god she is just awful....
  2. 2013 Peaks - Applesauce #4, Dope #8, Do What You Want #13, Penis #32
  3. She's had 14 according to Billboard but check out the her recent chart success - it is DIRE Top 10 Top 20 Top 40 2009 5 - - 2010 2 - - 2011 4 1 1 2012 - - - 2013 2 1 1 2014 - - - 2015 - - - 2016 - 1 - 2017 1 - 1 And her last two top ten 'hits' each only appeared in the top ten for 1 week each and were Dope (which was a chart scam) and Million Reasons which went top 10 because of digital discounting after the SuperBowl. In the last 4 years, she has spent a total of just 9 weeks in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 - 1 week for Perfect Illusion, 7 weeks for Million Reasons and 1 week for The Cure. It is curious that Billboard chooses to write so many articles about her given her very minimal chart success relative to many other worthy artists.
  4. it is a pretty bogus list - it is just a list of the top 20 average concert grosses by artist for the year and not the top aggregate tour grosses for 2017 by artist. Someone having only one concert with a single huge gross could be at the top of this stupid list. Gag had a few stadiums shows in the US so she is currently #5 for average gross. She will fall down this list as she does more arena shows.
  5. Rihanna has had more chart success than Gags this year - Love On the Brain went top 5 in March and Wild Thoughts was huge - it spent 7 weeks at #2 over the summer behind Despacito, but it turns out the AMAs are based on web voting from fans so chart success is pretty irrelevant. And you are right - i was confusing the AMAs with the BMAs (Billboard Music Awards). They are both Dick Clark productions shown on ABC, but the AMAs are a popularity contest based on website voting and the BMAs are based on sales and chart positions from Billboard charts. So BB doesn’t have an official connection to the AMAs.
  6. Mariah Carey/KFC thread

    Bleak indeed - oh MooMoo I guess if you cancel due to 'illness', the insurance payments kick in.....
  7. she’s only nominated for one thing - favorite pop/rock female artist - she is up against Rihanna and Alessia Cara. I don’t see how she wins versus Rihanna but hey this is BillBoard - her personal PR firm.
  8. DJ Shithole trying to rewrite history. The lesson you and Gags refuse to learn is that shit music is simply that - shit music - regardless of what ridiculous ‘arty’ marketing spin you try to layer over the top of it. Good luck with that next train wreck you are working on......
  9. Mariah Carey/KFC thread

    This was on Billboard yesterday. The delusion that her Christmas song is small compared to the rest of her 'great music' catalogue. Hunty - it's all you've got left....... Mariah Carey Reflects on 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' and Her Growing Holiday Mini-Empire Mariah Carey was just settling into life as a pop superstar when her producers came to her in 1994 with an idea: How about a Christmas record? Initially, Carey was not enthused. "I felt like it was a little bit too early in my career to be doing a Christmas album. And then — I decided to do it," Carey said in an interview with Billboard. The album, Merry Christmas, and its monster single "All I Want For Christmas Is You," have been holiday staples ever since — and continue to provide a growing platform for Carey's flourishing side-career as queen of the holidays. "The crazy thing about it is, every year it tends to increase in popularity," she said of the tune, which is the most downloaded holiday song of all time with 3.2 million hits, besting classics such as "Feliz Navidad" and "Jingle Bell Rock." The song, which Carey wrote with producer Walter Afanasieff, peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 last year, 22 years after its release. Accordingly, Carey continues to expand her holiday offerings. This year, in addition to her annual run of Christmas concerts, she has a line of holiday cookies and other treats, and she's debuting a holiday movie, Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You. Carey produced and narrates the animated feature, available on Blu-ray, DVD, digital and on-demand Tuesday (Nov. 14), which costars Henry Winkler and Lacey Chabert. The movie features Young Mariah in search of the perfect holiday puppy, and is based on her 2015 children's book of the same name. "I'm very thankful that people seem to still have an attachment to it," she said of the song, which has spawned its own mini-empire. "It makes me feel good when people tell me that it's part of their lives." Back when she was writing it, it didn't occur to her that she might be creating an annuity — or something that could someday put her on hallowed holiday ground with great songwriters of the last century such as Irving Berlin. "Oh my gosh, no no, never, no. I feel like this is something small compared to the rest of my catalogue. This song just continues to surprise me." Also new for her this season, Carey will take her holiday concerts overseas for the first time with dates in London, Manchester and Paris. "It's the first time we're taking the show from the Beacon Theater," she said of her annual run of concerts in the New York venue. "It's an intimate evening." The five-time Grammy winner is involved with yet another film this holiday season. She has written and sings a new Christmas ballad, "The Star," the title track to an animated film in theaters Friday. She will also soon be back in the studio for a new (non-Christmas) album due in 2018. After more than 25 years in the business, what's the secret to her longevity? "Great music is the most important thing," she says, "in my opinion."
  10. Liz Smith has Died [merged]

    RIP Liz - a sad day