That list also includes the likes of Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and any other pop star. According to the latest rumor mill, those ladies won’t be filling up their dance cards anytime soon. For the 54th annual Grammy Awards, the academy is reportedly switching things up and blocking top pop stars from entering the Dance category. For the past several years, female pop stars have dominated the category with the likes of Rihanna and Lady Gaga winning Best Dance Recording Grammys in 2011 and 2010 respectively for “Only Girl (In The World)” and “Poker Face” respectively.
Though no official announcement has been made, several Academy members have confirmed the new policy when a supposed leaked list of nominees surfaced. On that rumored list, none of today’s pop stars were included. The reason behind the Academy’s policy change is to make way for true electronica and dance artists. This way, musical acts like Benny Benassi, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Skrillex and similar musicians have a better chance of being honored and walking away with a golden Gramophone.
How Katy Perry didn’t win “Artist of the Year” at the recent American Music Awards is beyond me? The fact Taylor Swift beat her out just proves how much of a joke the AMAs have become over the years. The woman had a stellar year without a doubt. As each day goes by, Perry is racking up accolades not seen in years. She was the first artist to equal Michael Jackson’s feat of achieving five straight chart toppers from the same album. He did it with “Bad” and she with “Teenage Dream“.
Now, Katy has another achievement to brag about. The “Firework” singer joins a short and prestigious list of artists who’ve landed six Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits from one album. Throughout the chart’s 53-year history, only five artists have done this. Two of them even achieved the feat twice, bringing the total of albums to a relatively small seven. With Perry’s “The One That Got Away” breaking into the Top 10, “Teenage Dream” now joins this illustrious group. She’s the first artist since 1993 to pull this impressive trick off and only the second female to do so. Check out who else made the list.
Katy Perry has had quite the year, there is no doubt about that. She tied Michael Jackson for most #1’s from a single album and now has another Top 10 hit with The One That Got Away under her belt tying the likes of Janet Jackson and George Michael. Now, Katy could be joining another legend if someone has their way.
Harvey Weinstein, who is responsible for the new film My Week With Marilyn, thinks that it is going to do so well in theaters that it will spawn off a Broadway musical. Who has he tapped to play Marilyn? None other than Katy herself. Here is what he told E! Online:
“If the movie works, I would try to make it a musical and I would go to Katy first. I think she can play Marilyn on the Broadway stage… I think she would be amazing.”
Wow! To be honest, I don’t know if Katy Perry would have exactly been my first choice with all of the amazing and talented stage performers out there. I guess we’ll know more about her acting skills when she hosts SNL this coming December with musical guest Robyn. Katy has portrayed the icon recently in a German commercial for ProSieben. Check out the TV spot below.
Missed Glee last night? Some of you may say no but for those of us still trudging through the trenches with them, you probably were upset about X Factor’s one day push due to Thanksgiving. Don’t worry Gleeks, Glee will return next week and by the looks and sounds of it, it’s going to be one hell of an episode. From what I can gather, a lot of things are coming to a head which should make for some pretty good on-screen drama.
The biggest number of the night is going to be the girls of Glee (from New Directions and the Troubletones) singing Katy Perry’s famous hit I Kissed a Girl. This is all part of Finn’s elaborate plan to blackmail Santana. So, he suggests that both groups sing Lady songs.
Another major story line flowing through next week’s episode will be that of not only one election, but two. That’s right, the McKinley High Senior Class President will be discovered as well as the winner of the special Congressional Election. According to what I can find, the result of the elections will be a shocker! Why? Because both elections are taking place at the school and the arrows pointing on where to vote cause some confusion. Hilarious. Check out the girls singing I Kissed A Girl and find out more music and synopsis spoilers below.
Tonight, the American Music Awards took over ABC with an evening full of honors and performances that were bound to knock the socks off of all of us. The show kickstarted with David Guetta and Nicki Minaj. While Nicki missed her notes on the first line of her song, she quickly recovered and continued to rock the house. She moved into Superbass where she was joined by two men on stilts who shot cryo guns. Not my favorite performance of the night but definitely a good way to start the show.
Queen Latifah got everyone ready for the night by introducing the first award which was only a catalyst for the many performances the night would see. From Justin Bieber’s illuminating Christmas track to Chris Brown’s high tech and visually stunning number, my all time favorite performance of the night goes to Jennifer Lopez who worked it out with a little help from FIAT. However, whoever locked the car door is definitely fired. (You’ll see what I mean when you watch the performance below).
The awards didn’t go without their drama either especially when it comes to Artist of the Year. Donovan predicted that Katy Perry would take home the trophy even though Adele had a rocking album with 21. The winner may shock you. But, I won’t reveal any spoilers if you haven’t watched the show yet. So, check out all the winners and re-watch all the performances below.
Beyonce’s song “Run The World (Girls)” may have not been a huge hit, but it has proved prophetic… at least for this year’s American Music Awards. The 2011 AMAs air tonight on ABC and the females certainly are represented. They dominated in the big categories. Four out of the five nominees for the top award, “Artist of the Year“, were all women. For “Best Pop Album“, Gaga, Rihanna and Adele are duking it out without a man in sight.
British songbird Adele lead the field with four nominations. After the year she’s had, she definitely deserves the accolades. Right behind Adele with three nominations a piece were Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna and Taylor Swift. Scoring two nominations each were Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Kanye West, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull. For the fifth year, winners were determined by online voting. Check out my predictions below and see if you agree. I wonder how many I’ll get right this year.
Remember that cheesy remix of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” which incorporated dialogue from “Titanic“? Yeah, this is soooooo not that. This video mashup should be an example of how it should be done. Being a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe, Katy Perry partnered with The Weinstein Company (TWC) to promote the upcoming film “My Week With Marilyn” which opens on Thanksgiving Day. I already wanted to check out the movie before, but now it’s of the utmost urgency that I see it.
“Marilyn Monroe is a source of inspiration to millions worldwide. After having the opportunity to see the movie and fall in love all over again with Marilyn Monroe, I’m excited to find a way to share this movie that I loved so much with my fans in a special and unique way,” – Katy Perry
Capitalizing on the overwhelmingly positive reception of Perry’s new music video and the anticipation for the film, TWC launched a video mashup using “The One That Got Away” and never before seen footage from “My Week With Marilyn”. On her part, Perry debuted the mashup to her combined 48 million Facebook & Twitter fans yesterday. The film distributor is also using Perry’s song in promotional TV spots that will debut nationally this weekend and also air during the 2011 American Music Awards ®, where she is scheduled to perform live. It’s that good. Check out the full-length clip below.
In Katy Perry‘s new music video, she sings and tells a story about “The One That Got Away,” playing both the young and old version of herself. We see flashbacks of her falling in love with the man of her dreams (played by Diego Luna), while cutting back to a present day “old lady” version of Katy Perry.
You can’t help but feel for this woman who looks back on the love she lost a long time ago. Something about a story like this that just breaks my heart. It’s kind of comparable to how I felt when watching the old woman in “Titanic” and the tearjerking love story on “The Notebook“.
I don’t want to spoil what happens in this story as to why “old” Katy Perry is left alone in the end. You’ll just have to watch below to see for yourself. The video is an excellent compliment to the song.