Lady Gaga‘s ‘Born This Way’ not only debuted at #1, but it sold over 1 million copies in one week! Can you say wow!!! The little monsters have taken over for sure.
The album sold 1,108,000 copies in its first week to be exact! According to Nielsen SoundScan, its only the 17th album to sell a million copies in a week since SoundScan began tracking album sales back in 1991, and the highest sales week since 2005′s ‘The Massacre’ by 50 cent, which sold 1,141,000 in its first week.
Another major accomplishment for Gaga, ‘Born This Way‘ is also her first #1 album to date. 2008′s ‘The Fame’ debut and peaked at #2 while 2009-2010′s ‘The Fame Monster’ EP reached #5.
The heightened sales, however, could have been boosted by Amazon’s sale of the album for $.99 last Monday. The high volume of traffic even resulted in a freeze on Amazon’s website, causing the site to again sell the album at $.99 a unit on Wednesday. Initial projections were set at 400,000 but by Monday night projections were well in the 650,000-700,000 mark. Many began to wonder if Gaga had what it took to garner sales in the 1 million mark. And well, she surpassed expectations.
Mother Monster sure has some loyal followers. Kudos to Gaga and her success!
Lauren London has finally revealed the nature of her relationship with Lil’ Wayne during a recent interview with KathleenCross.com. Inthis exclusive interview she addresses the difficulty of being a celebrity, what we didn’t know about her and Wayne’s relationship, their son together, and moving forward.
KC: The desire to attain “celebrity status” has driven many young people to pursue the elusive dream of stardom. Is that what made you want to be an actress?
LL: I wish that was the case, because I’d be able to handle the attention a little better. No. I was an only child who spent a lot of time alone. Movies kept me company from a very young age, and starting from about seven years old, I wrote little plays and acted out all the parts by myself in my bedroom. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be an actor. It’s crazy though, because I’m such a private person. I was never interested in becoming famous. I still struggle with that aspect of my work.
KC: Doesn’t every celebrity say that after they become famous? “I love my craft, but I wish I could just have a normal life.”
LL: (laughs) I’m not complaining and I’m not that famous. I do get recognized, but I’m not being hounded by paparazzi every day. I’m human, so of course I like getting special treatment at times. But deep down that girl from the neighborhood is still in here. She might shy away from having her picture taken, and would rather blend in with the scenery sometimes and just observe.
KC: Have you ever walked away from an interaction with a fan that you wished you could do over?
LL: Yes. Sometimes I say no to pictures because I feel like I’m looking crazy and I don’t always get a chance to really explain that I’m not feeling picture-worthy that day. Usually I’ll put on shades and do it anyway, but there have been a couple of times I’ve walked away and got to my car, then came back because I felt bad.
KC: What is the biggest misperception people have of you? What misperception bothers you most?
LL: That my son is the result of some kind of one night stand or groupie encounter with his father. I struggle with deciding when to answer or ignore the constant speculation about my private life, because I feel like that doesn’t belong to anybody but me.
I must admit, I didn’t get the Nicki persona before. And although I don’t like everything she does, you have to give her some credit. She has used what works for her and got the entire world to pay attention. If nothing else, Kudos to Ms. Minaj for solidifying herself as one of the craziest female “emcees” that ever did it!
So VH1 went ahead and premiered the new season of ‘Basketball Wives’ ahead of its May 30th release date and well….. we’re mega excited to see what the new season has in store!
While Evelyn, Shauni, Jennifer and Royce are still beefin’, Tammi rehashes some unresolved issues, Suzie is still not apart of the wolf pack, Season 3 introduces Meeka Claxton (wife of former NBA player Speedy Claxton). From this premiere, the new season will sure bring the heat and all the drama we love to watch. Check it out!
In some unfortunate news, Reggae/Hip Hop artist Sean Kingston is listed in critical condition after a jet ski accident in Miami last night. The musician was injured along with a female passenger when his jet ski collided into a bridge around 6pm (local time).
Luckily, the pair was rescued by a bystander and transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami where Kingston was listed under critical condition.
A Kingston rep released this statement shortly after, “Sean Kingston was in an accident today. No further details are available at the moment. He and his family thank everyone for the well-wishes.”
The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
I’ll always give props when it is due, and as you already know, last night’s ‘American Idol’ performance of Beyonce‘s ’1+1′ was NOT my favorite! However, with the release of Jay Z‘s behind the scenes video footage of Beyonce’s acapella rendition of the single while in her dressing room was phenomenal! Now this was a breathe of fresh air. Just beautiful.
Last night Beyonce graced the stage of ‘American Idol’ toperform never before heard new single ’1+1′. Although the stans would stay its epic I was a bit disappointed. Listen for yourselves.
Beyonce is a great artist with many accomplishments under her belt. She inspires other artists with her drive, talent and work ethic but as much as I try I can’t be a fan. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike her either but it’s fair to say not everything she does is ground breaking. I’ll gladly give her and any other artists their props but she oversang this song as she has done in the past. Sometimes less is indeed more.
Not quite a fan, certainly not a stan but a great artist nonetheless. So far ’4′ is not sounding like such a great album. Lets see what else she’ll have in store.
Well what do we have here?! Kim Kardashian is officialy engaged to NBA player boyfriend Kris Humphries. Just momemts ago Kim’s sister Kourtney Kardashian tweeted via twitter,
My sister is engaged!!! I’m squealing with excitement! The princess has found her prince. I am happy because @KimKardashian is happy!
Soon after sister Khloe Kardashian followed up with,
Princess Kim found her Prince! ” @peoplemag: Congrats Kim and Kris! @kimkardashian is engaged – find out how he proposed: htpp://ow.ly/52wRy”
It’s no secret Kim has wanted to get married for some time now and is quoted as saying she had once wished to be married with two children by the time she’s 30.
Well, her wishes are now coming true. The 30 year old reality star, socialite and business woman became engaged to the Nets player, after a short courtship (6 months to be exact), when he proposed on bended knee awaiting Kim’s arrival at her Beverly Hills home on May 18th.
“I didn’t expect this at all,” Kim tells PEOPLE magazine. “I was in shock. I never thought it would happen at home, and I never thought now.”
Kris popped the question with a 20.5 karat Lorraine Schwartz diamond! Whew nice!!!
You can find out more about the engagement in an exclusive interview with People mag, out this Friday.
I guess snatching up a baller is becoming the latest trend. I may need to follow that trend cause obviously I’m doing something wrong! I ain’t mad Kim. I ain’t mad. Congrats!