Let me just start by saying that not too long ago, Britney Spears flexed her muscles and set the records for most downloads of a single in the first week for “Hold It Against Me” (which has the accompanying music video coming out this Friday – YAY!). Now, Lady Gaga just beat the record. Spears set the record at 411,000 sold in the first week, while Gaga just broke that, selling 450,000 in less than three days! When put male musicians into the mix, “Born This Way” comes in fourth after Flo Rida‘s “Right Round” at 636,000, Black Eyed Peas‘ “Boom Boom Pow at 465,000, and Flo Rida’s “Low” 460,000.
There has been a lot of talk about the similarities between Gaga’s new song and Madonna’s “Express Yourself”. I mean, I see a bit of similarity, but in my opinion people are reading into it more than they need to be. In setting the record straight, Gaga was on Jay Leno Monday night where she put to rest the Madonna “Express Yourself” and “Born This Way” similarity controversy. Sidenote: She was freaking hilarious (and well spoken) on Leno. I had actually never seen her as funny as she was. She brought her Grammys and put M&Ms in them for Jay Leno, and when he asked her about something she didn’t really want to even acknowledge, she simply said, “I’m ignoring you.” HA! Anyway, here’s what she said about Madonna…
Britney Spears just announced the name of her upcoming album this morning via Twitter: Femme Fatale.
“I’ve poured my heart and soul into this album over the last two years. I’ve put everything I have into it. This album is for you, my fans, who have supported me and have stuck by me every step of the way! I love you all!”
Gay music video parody master Ryan James Yezak has just released his parody to Britney Spears’ monster hit, “Hold It Against Me“. If you checked out my Top 10 Gay Parodies of 2010, you’d know that his videos were five out of the ten I included in the list – he’s really good at what he does.
Yezak always releases a video announcing what his next parody will be, and he did just that a week ago. Needless to say, I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what he’d come up with for this one. He had informed everyone that a fierce dancer by the name of Donna Hood, who had made appearances in a couple of his previous videos, would be starring as Britney in the video.
Although it’s well made and he tries some things he hasn’t before, it’s not my favorite. I feel like he definitely has moved away from his usual gay music video parodies in this one and instead just made his own interpretation of what he would make the music video look like if he was directing Spears’ video. I mean, I don’t blame him for wanting to make himself more marketable as a director by not focusing only on gay videos…but I just didn’t enjoy it as much. There’s a world of difference between this one and the entertainment value of his parody for Katy Perry’s “Peacock“, for example. See for yourself.
Bluewater Productions is back with another issue from their FAME comic book series. Past FAME creations have included Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Justin Bieber, David Beckham and Lady Gaga. Now, Britney Spears is taking her turn on the pages.
The FAME comic books are created to depict the lives of stars from their humble beginnings all the way through to their superstardom. While most of the covers have been great artistic impressions of the star at hand, Britney’s cover looks like she is in some desperate need of a face lift. The lines on her face are too much.
At first glance, the comic book looks fun for the average Britney fan. Take a closer look and you’ll see the writer of the comic didn’t take too much time to learn much about the Hold It Against Me singer. Most of the information is found on her Wikipedia page or basic fan site biographies. While some specific details may be missing, it still may be a fun addition to your Britney shrine.
Ding ding, round 2 of my new favorite post of the week, Who’d You Rather. Last week, I pitted two male models against each other. Although both in the same field, you highly agreed that Todd Sanfield should be crowned the winner. This week, I’m pitting two male models once again, but this time, they have something else in common: they have both starred in female power house music videos. Meet today’s match up.
Brandon Stoughton is not only ridiculously good looking but also the male star in the video for Britney Spears’ Womanizer. Rumour has it that he’s gay and has a little bit of a romantic history with one Lance Bass. He is an LA native born in 1981 and in ’07, snagged his first big ad campaign with Calvin Klein.
Willy Monfret is the steamy tall dark and handsome man with the most appealing eyes in Nicki Minaj’s video for Right Thru Me. This leading male was discovered in Paris when he was 27 years old after leaving the world of athletics due to an injury. Naturally, with a body like that, he decided to make the move to modelling. Good choice.
Pop princess, Britney Spears is hard at work on her new music video for the global hit that is “Hold It Against Me“. She tweeted this on Monday:
“Dance, dance, and more dance. Getting ready to shoot the video for HIAM this week with Jonas Akerlund. Super excited! – Brit”
The talented Swedish director, Jonas Akerlund is responsible for such videos as Madonna‘s “Ray of Light” and “Celebration,” Christina Aguilera‘s “Beautiful,” David Guetta & Rihanna‘s “Who’s That Chick,” and Lady Gaga‘s “Telephone,” to name a few.
I certainly hope when she says “Dance, dance, and more dance,” she means it this time. I wonder if it will be more like Gaga’s Telephone where there’s somewhat of a story, or more like Madonna’s Celebration where it’s just dancing? I trust Akerlund will figure out what works best.
The highly anticipated first single “Hold It Against Me” from Britney Spears’ upcoming album was set to be released tomorrow (Tuesday) after the pop princess herself made the announcement last week via Twitter. Things didn’t go as planned when apparently iTunes in New Zealand released the song ahead of schedule. With that, Ryan Seacrest decided to debut the song on his radio show this morning. A demo version (with someone else singing the song) had been previously leaked. I have been listening to that version ever since to hold me over – haha.
In comparison to the leaked demo, this real version is much more polished and sexier with Britney’s real voice, and there’s a lot more more that’s been done to the track, complete with a signature Britney dance break. The song will be available for purchase/download on iTunes tonight at midnight, but you can preview the track below.
The anticipation is killing me, but I’m glad to hear from the horse’s mouth (not that Britney Spears is a horse by any means) that her single “Hold It Against Me” is coming out this coming Tuesday. Including a link to the above artwork for the single, here’s what the princess of pop had to say via Twitter:
“Heard an early demo of my new single leaked. If u think that’s good, wait til you hear the real one Tuesday. -Brit”
I DID in fact here the leaked version (which isn’t Britney’s voice) and I’m certain it’s going to be a huge hit. The unpolished version was just a rough cut and still had to be “adjusted” by Dr. Luke and Max Martin. Anyway, the fake version will hold me over until Tuesday.