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Over his five decades in the music business, legendary Motown singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson seen many artists come and go. And with a new crop of artists breaking boundaries and being nominated for the 2010 Grammy Awards — in which is Lady Gaga is a major player — Robinson, who was a host at the Grammy nominations concert on Wednesday night, said be believes they all have a shot at legendary status.
"Music is a wonderful, wonderful genre and it's a wonderful life, so everybody who is nominated has a chance to be like Jon Bon Jovi or AC/DC," Robinson told MTV News. "To have that lasting music all you've gotta do is stick to your craft and make some good music."
Gaga has never been shy about making artistic statements of any kind, even if they might not set well with everyone. She has spoken candidly about doing what feels right to her when it comes to both her songs and her image. That, Robinson said, is what will keep Gaga working in the industry for quite some time.
"I think that Lady Gaga is so different and she has taken the world by storm," he said about the five-time nominated singer, who is up for awards like Record of the Year and Song of the Year, among others. "I enjoy her music. So I think that she's unique, unique always has a chance."
Lady Gaga gave Adam Lambert "Fever" — the duo hooked up in the studio to record the Gaga-penned track for Lambert's album, For Your Entertainment. And for the "American Idol" alum, it wasn't just another session in the studio.
"Gaga! Working in the studio with Gaga was a trip. The Haus of Gaga came in at the end to say hi. She was just there. We were working with her and Jeff Bhasker and we recorded the song, and she egged me on and it was crazy."
The retro-sounding disco tune definitely has a Scissor Sisters vibe to it, a revelation Lambert came to after he listened to the track when they were finished. "That was kind of like an afterthought," he said. "Once I heard it back I was like, 'God, that sounds like a Scissor Sisters song.' It's disco."
Lambert revealed that while recording the song, on which he sings such provocative lyrics as "Oh baby, your light's on/ But your mom's not home/ I'm sick of laying down alone/ With this fever," the group worked in a kind of party atmosphere. "There might have been some libations passed around, maybe," he laughed. "That's real rock and roll."
Lambert hasn't ruled out one day possibly hitting the road with the pop superstar, who recently talked about how much she liked working with him on the song.
"If she'd have me, yeah — she's amazing," he said. "I have no clue [when that would happen]. I have not heard anything about that. I think she's going off solo right now. I think she's pretty amazing. I want to be at her show," Lambert gushed.
Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour took place again last night, this time at Susquehanna Bank Center, NJ. Check out all the photos by clicking here!
After hearing the news, Lady Gaga took the chance to mention the GRAMMY nominations she got for next year's awards during her Monster Ball show in Boston.
The U2 frontman launched the product range in 2006, previously working with rapper Dr. Dre to make his own set of earpieces. Bono, who recently signed a deal with sportswear company Nike to create charity red shoelaces, has now enlisted the Poker Face hitmaker to help boost the scheme.
He says, "This is a very big day for everyone involved in the fight against AIDS. Nike is about winning, and if we keep our concentration over the next few years, things might start to turn around.
"Lady Gaga is the latest (RED) warrior to get involved. You know Dr. Dre did those Beats headphones, the big ones, you see people wearing around their neck? Well, Lady Gaga is launching her own (RED) headphones and they are the best sound money can buy."
Slay Gaga! Mother Monster received a total of 5 nominations at next year's GRAMMY Awards. The nods are: Song Of The Year (with Poker Face), Album Of The Year (with The Fame), Record Of The Year (with Poker Face), Best Dance Recording (with Poker Face) and Best Electronic/Dance Album (with The Fame). Good luck Gaga!
Rising pop star Lady Gaga continues her domination by becoming the next female to cover Elle Magazine. In the upcoming January 2010 issue, Gaga talks about stress, sexuality, and if there are any little “monsters” in her future.
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On bodily reactions to stress: “I get all the symptoms of a pregnant woman. I get headaches, I get tired, I get blurred vision sometimes during a really intense session with [her creative team] the Haus.”
On a recurring theme in her work: “I feel that if I can show my demise artistically to the public, I can somehow cure my own legend. I can show you so you’re not looking for it. I’m dying for you on domestic television—here’s what it looks like, so no one has to wonder.”
On being a former waitress: “I was really good at it. I always got big tips. I always wore heels to work! I told everybody stories, and for customers on dates, I kept it romantic. It’s kind of like performing.”
On using her sexuality: “My album covers are not sexual at all, which was an issue at my record label. I fought for months, and I cried at meetings. They didn’t think the photos were commercial enough…The last thing a young woman needs is another picture of a sexy pop star writhing in sand, covered in grease, touching herself.”
On her romantic future: “In eight to 10 years, I want to have babies for my Dad to hold, grandkids. And I want to have a husband who loves and supports me, just the way anyone else does. I would never leave my career for a man right now, and I would never follow a man around.”