Lady GaGa Assesses Fame, ‘ARTPOP’ & Teases New Tour On ‘Ellen’

Published: Saturday 23rd Nov 2013 by David

Perhaps with Middle America in mind, an ethereal Lady GaGa made her way to ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show‘ yesterday morning to discuss her new LP ‘ARTPOP.

However, while it was the interview she had initially planned to showcase, it was her personality that served as her strongest asset, thanking the show’s audience for the part they played in taking the project to #1 in the US, and revealing how her rise to fame had seen her become increasingly home sick.

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  1. H** HUSH November 23, 2013

    Sick of hearing about this flop b****. She’s done. Fartflop is predicted to sell only 50-55k in 2nd week. Givin me Lotus teas. Floppppppppppppppp

  2. cake like lady gaga November 23, 2013

    I can see it now;

    ARTPOP Ball – the highest grossing tour of 2014.

    YASSSSSSSSSSS at Mother Monster slaying!!!!!

  3. JOHNVIDAL November 23, 2013

    About time she started doing these shows. Ellen, Jimmy Fallon and all that. I want to see her performing there and actually promoting in a “normal” way.
    I think Gaga can pull of type of outfits, very ecclectic. Her body looks amazing right now too (not that we can see it in this video).
    Fave tracks from Artpop at the moment: Sexxx Dreams, Manicure, Dope and Mary Jane Holland.

    • H** HUSH November 23, 2013

      Lmaoooooo all songs you named are basic and generic as f***** yet you have nerve to come for Katy Perry or Rihanna when they make better and more memorable music than that ugly sloppy t*****. Caca has 0 memorable hits, all of her songs are generic garbage. Funny thing that Roar is basic and you find S** Dreams to be everything, great. You are biased trash with no taste.

      • JOHNVIDAL November 24, 2013

        Yeah yeah lol
        Only good song on Katy Perry´s album is Legendary Lovers (I give it a 8/10). It´s really good. But there are several very good pop-dance songs on Artpop. So Gaga wins, as always. And it´s not even about the music. The fact that we all know Katy Perry can´t sing for s*** and Gaga has a very good live voice and performing skills in general makes whatever she releases more interesting instatantly. You know, kind of what a true artist is, and what a true artist is not (Katy Perry).

  4. NT November 23, 2013

    She needs to take a little break before her tour , i’m sure it’s not good for her body/hip.

    • cake like lady gaga November 23, 2013


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      • NT November 23, 2013

        pardon me?

  5. …. November 23, 2013

    she is just greedy. she was just on tour. don’t be surprised if her hip stay on the stage. this weirdo is too competitive. I don’t feel sorry for artpop though. It was rushed and she was fooled by the monsters hype on twitter.

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  7. Mrs. Carter November 23, 2013

    Another tour? Wonder what kind of surgery she will use to get out of it. Maybe knee surgery this time.

    • cake like lady gaga November 23, 2013

      That was soooooooo lame :/

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  9. Motivation November 23, 2013

    You can tell, the FAME, is her favorite suject.

  10. idgi November 23, 2013

    Is it true that Beyonce’s people were going to sue fans over 2 pictures that got accidentally posted? Oh is that gag on Ellen, cool.

  11. My Forehead Tho November 23, 2013


    ‘ARTPOP’ is the album of the millennium

    ~Lady gaga

    • cake like lady gaga November 23, 2013

      It aint our fault that TROLLyonce keeps trolling you H-I-V+ f**** doe :/

  12. B_king November 23, 2013

    She’s a fraud how can u not know what caused ur hip injury?
    I work I’m the medical field and I don’t believe ur BS.
    Karma is a b**** and she is taking gaga right from the ass
    I’m glad she’s not doing as good as before this era sucks ass
    Nothing special how can u change music with a bunch of low budget
    Demos put together or call it pationate ?
    I’m done with her she won’t have a strong enough fan base this era
    To go on tour . It will flop just like her album is
    There was only one “monster” in the croud lol that says a lot .
    Even lady gaga knows she’s done and even with time she will just fade
    Away she will go into depression gain weight and be the girl who debuted
    Strongly but faded as quickly as her costume changes .
    Lady gaga R.I.P

  13. Amanda Bynes November 23, 2013

    After almost 5 years of her career, Lady Gaga is sinking faster than Titanic. R.I.P

  14. Maria November 23, 2013

    I think she needs to be normal like she was on Ellen show because at this moment nobody is giving her attention with her crazy ass outfits. Some times she just scares me. Girl be a f****** human being and be normal cause right now all the attention goes to Miley. #justsaying

    • #NoMoreHoes November 24, 2013

      F*** Miley. Shhe’s just as stupid and desperate for attention

  15. JER November 23, 2013

    Lotus T’s? But her first week outsold Lotus total sales. BYE

  16. miss ross the boss *icon* November 23, 2013

    poor gaga. the antics and stunts were her downfall. she will never have another fame era. ever. she will be back in gay nyc nightclubs in ten years.

  17. GAGA FATIGUE November 23, 2013

    ARTFLOP: 5 Reasons Why Lady Gaga’s Latest Album Campaign Is Failing
    By Jeremy Blacklow November 20, 2013 10:32 PM Yahoo Music

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    Lady Gaga channel her inner Salvador Dali (FameFlynet)
    You could probably count on one paw the number of people who were surprised yesterday when the news came out that Lady Gaga’s latest album, “ARTPOP,” sold only 258K copies in its debut week.

    For those of you keeping score, that’s just slightly less than the 286K sold by Katy Perry’s “Prism” in mid-October or the 270K sold by Miley Cyrus’s “Bangerz” two weeks before that. It was still enough to debut at #1 on the Billboard album charts, but it’s a huge drop from the 1,108K copies of Gaga’s previous album, 2011’s “Born This Way” (even if you take away the 440K copies of that album which sold for $.99 through Amazon, “Born This Way” still sold 668K full-price opening week copies). My Yahoo Music cohort Paul Grein has a much more detailed chart analysis in his weekly column.

    Here are five reasons we think “ARTPOP” is a flop, compared to what it could’ve been:

    1) It’s Too Highbrow

    When “Born This Way” (the song) was performed for the first time at the Grammys in 2011, prior to the album’s May release, the message behind the music was clear: This was an anthem that catered to Gaga’s core audience of disenfranchised teens, the gays, and anyone who feels like an outcast. Rolling Stone called the song an “instant-classic club anthem,” which indeed it was (all accusations of similarities to Madonna’s “Express Yourself” aside). It was joyous, uplifting, and had an easily digestible concept behind it.

    “ARTPOP’s” lead single, “Applause,” did not have that same widespread appeal. With lyrics like “One second I’m a Koons, then suddenly the Koons is me … Pop culture was in art, now art’s in pop culture in me,” the song was to date her most Warhol-ian meta-analysis of the nature and concept of fame (it’s not an unfamiliar subject to Gaga, see “The Fame” and “Paparazzi” from her debut album).

    Unfortunately, that’s just too much for most people to digest on the dance floor. Most of Gaga’s fan base doesn’t even know who artist Jeff Koons is (although many of them do now, so, way to go Gaga in the education department!). Moreover, in the summer leading up to the album’s release, Gaga was obsessed with and influenced by the work of performance artist Marina Abramovic, another amazing talent whose work goes over most people’s heads. This highbrow content doesn’t stand a chance of translating to mass-market appeal. It certainly doesn’t strike a chord with teens the way that, say, Miley’s “We Can’t Stop” did … let alone how Gaga’s previous efforts have.

    2) The Music Isn’t Top Notch

    You remember the old saying from the movie “Field of Dreams” — “If you build it, they will come”? The same goes for making good music. If you make great music, people will listen and buy it. I’m gonna come right out with my critic’s hat on for a minute and declare that there are two great songs on “ARTPOP” — and they happen to be the two tracks that she performed on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend — the radio-friendly R. Kelly collaboration “Do What U Want” and “Gypsy” (which sounds very similar to the anthem “Hair” from “Born This Way”).

    There are a couple of other “decent” songs on the album, including “Applause” and the ballad “Dope.” And the rest? Well, it’s rather amazing most of them were chosen for the album at all. That being said, Gaga is to be commended for being an incredibly talented musician who actually writes almost all of her own music (she has a co-writing credit on every track on “ARTPOP”). And her voice is always impeccable.

    That being said, she didn’t come out of the gate with her strongest track. And there doesn’t seem to be a “Poker Face” or “The Edge of Glory” second tier single from the album that’s just around the corner ready to blow people away.

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    Lady Gaga celebrates ‘ARTPOP’s’ release in Times Square (Splash News)
    3) The Album Is Inconsistent

    “ARTPOP” simply had too many cooks in the kitchen. Gaga worked with top electronic music talent including Zedd, Madeon, and David Guetta, her “Born This Way” musical director (and Interscope Records Latin music expert) Fernando Garibay, as well as her previous hit collaborators RedOne and DJ White Shadow. Her guests on the album were R&B singer R. Kelly, and hip-hop artists T.I., Too Short (where has Too Short been for the past 20 years?), and Twista. This broad spectrum of talent led to a lack of genre consistency amongst the songs. Rather, what emerged was a discordant array of electronic-influenced songs on an album that doesn’t know what it quite wants to be.

    Take the aforementioned lyric about Jeff Koons from “Applause” and compare it to this profound line from “Venus”: “Uranus! Don’t you know my ass is famous?” Or R. Kelly’s male bravado when he raps, “You’re the Marilyn, I’m the President … And I’d love to hear you sing, girl.”

    Now, try summarizing what this album is about in one sentence.

    It probably didn’t help that Gaga broke up with her longtime manager, Troy Carter, the week before “ARTPOP’s” release. “She doesn’t take direction anymore,” a source told Showbiz 411’s Roger Friedman.

    Perhaps she should consider doing so again soon?

    4) It Doesn’t Live Up to the Competition

    This was a crowded fall for big divas. As mentioned, Gaga’s album came on the heels of very strong efforts from Cyrus and Perry. Nobody saw newcomer Lorde coming when she positioned herself as the anti-pop star with her hit song “Royals.” And Britney’s new album is just a few weeks away.

    Undoubtedly, Miley — not Lady Gaga — was the story of fall 2013. She came in like a wrecking ball with the best song of the fall and stole all of Gaga’s thunder. Bad calendar coordinating undoubtedly hurt “ARTPOP” even further. Ask most teens what their favorite album of the season is and I’d bet most of them would tell you it was “Bangerz.”
    5) Gaga Fatigue

    Lady Gaga has quite simply given off the appearance that she’s trying too hard this time around. The gimmicks have become too much for people. Show me someone who doesn’t roll their eyes when she steps out wearing a flying dress, or with makeup smeared all over her face, or looking like Gossamer from the Bugs Bunny cartoons, and I’ll introduce you to the president of the Little Monsters fan club.

    That being said, she’s at least been able to laugh at herself regarding her own outrageousness. Her turn on “SNL” this past weekend was solid and was the best PR she could have possibly done for herself. She even addressed the criticism over trying too hard in the “Waking Up With Kimye” talk show skit, in which she played a nerdy Apple employee who comments on people who try too hard with their fashion choices. And in the final “SNL” skit of the night, she made fun of critics who claim that she’s all washed up.

    Fourth albums are hard (if you count “The Fame Monster” as album #2), just ask Beyoncé or Alicia Keys. But weak sales for them don’t indicate the end of a career.

    Which leads to …

    … the fact that no pop culture enthusiast is going to be able to escape the Gaga deluge in 2014. She just announced that on March 28 (her 28th birthday) she’ll be performing the final four shows ever at NYC’s historic Roseland Ballroom (which is closing its doors for good). And expect an “ARTPOP” world tour announcement before the end of the year, which will likely launch in April or May. Throw in a couple of more music videos, a huge likely Grammys performance, and at least a handful of jaw-dropping looks between now and then as well.

    The bottom line: despite the “ARTFLOP,” Gaga is going to weather this storm just fine. She was just named by Forbes as the second highest grossing touring artist of the past year (Madonna was #1), and she’ll probably continue to sell out stadiums across the world. “ARTPOP” is a rare slight misstep in what has been a meteoric rise to fame since late 2008, but it’s certainly by no means a complete failure. Talent always prevails and in that department, the Lady is well equipped.

    “ARTPOP” is only a failure by the standards that we’ve come to expect from Lady Gaga’s own past efforts. Ultimately, it’s art … and art isn’t a competition. It’s really only by commercial standards that it’s hard to consider this latest campaign a success. Still, listen to “Venus” or “Manicure” again, and then share your thoughts.
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  19. Skyfall November 23, 2013

    She looks depressed

  20. Navy nick November 23, 2013

    God i love her, and this album is amazing, cant stop playing EVERY SONG

  21. Ever.Green November 23, 2013

    It was strange how many times she thanked the crowed. Over. Over. Again. It felt genuine the first time, and quickly turned disingenuous.

  22. Ever.Green November 23, 2013

    in Canada ARTPOP is currently sitting just outside the top 10 on iTunes at 11. where is it else where in the work on iTunes? (Do what you Want #14 and Applause at #17, no other song in the top 200)

  23. Selenator93 November 24, 2013

    lol dream on.
    This era already flopped for her.

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