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  • Lady Gaga Earns Big In 2011

    15. December 2011

    American singing superstar Lady Gaga is the top earning female singer in 2011. (Photo: yahoo.com)

    American singing superstar Lady Gaga has 101 reasons to smile these days.

    Gaga is declared the highest earning female singer for 2011 by the prestigious online and print luxury magazine Forbes.com. The American singing superstar reportedly earned $90 million income this year to top the list.

    According to reports, a big part of the income was taken from the estimated $1.3 million nightly gross ticket sales from her concert tour. Landing as runner-up in the list is American singing sweetheart Taylor Swift who earned $45 million, majority of whom from her hit album “Speak Now”, perfume line, and other deals.

    The third place goes to American singing star Katy Perry who earned a close $44 million.

    Also making the list were Beyonce who earned $35 million, mostly because of her relatively small amount of touring this year.

    R&B star Rihanna also made it to the top 5, after earning an estimated $29 million from sales of her album “Loud”, and endorsements from cosmetics company CoverGirl.

    Lady Gaga came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which was a critical and commercial success and achieved international popularity with the singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”.  The album reached number one on the record charts of six countries, topped the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart while simultaneously peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and accomplished positions within the top ten worldwide.

    Achieving similar worldwide success, The Fame Monster (2009), its follow-up, produced a further two global chart-topping singles “Bad Romance” and “Telephone” and allowed her to embark on her second global concert tour, The Monster Ball Tour, just months after having finished her first, The Fame Ball Tour. Inspired by glam rock artists like David Bowie, Elton John and Queen, as well as pop singers such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, Gaga is well-recognized for her outré sense of style in fashion, in performance and in her music videos.

    Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards, among twelve nominations; two Guinness World Records and the estimated sale of 15 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide. Billboard named her the Artist of the Year in 2010,ranking her as the 73rd Artist of the 2000s decade. Lady Gaga has been included in Time magazine’s annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world as well as being listed in a number of Forbes’ annual lists.

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    Madonna To Make Super Bowl Exciting And Hot

    11. December 2011

    American pop superstar Madonna is expected to perform and add more fire and excitement in the forthcoming National Football League Super Bowl on February 5,2012 at Indianapolis. (Photo: Yahoo.com)

    The biggest stage of professional football in the United States will become more exciting and hotter on February 5,2012.

    This developed after American pop superstar Madonna is set to perform at the halftime of the National Football League Super Bowl. Yes, you heard it right guys! The Material Girl will perform at the Super Bowl at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

    This early, NFL fans are now very excited to hear Madonna sing and excite the lucky persons who will watch the NFL championship live and on television around the world. According to reports, the annual Super Bowl is usually watched by an estimated 162 million residents in the United States.

    It was learned that aside from Madonna, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Prince, U2, Paul McCartney, The Who and the Rolling Stones are also expected to perform in the widely popular sporting event. Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world’s top-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness World Records.

    According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second top-selling female artist in the United States, behind Barbra Streisand, with 64 million certified albums. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Madonna at number two, behind only The Beatles, on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of the Billboard chart.

    She was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the same year. Considered to be one of the “25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century” by Time for being an influential figure in contemporary music, Madonna is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry.

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    Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Seen Extra Sweet In Hockey Game

    09. December 2011

    Celebrity couple Selena Gomez and Canadian pop superstar Justin Bieber were recently seen extra-sweet towards each other at a hockey game in Canada. (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)

    Looks like teen celebrities, Canadian pop superstar Justin Bieber and girlfriend singer/actress Selena Gomez are madly in-love with each other.

    The two young lovebirds were recently seen doing some form of public display of affection towards each other at a hockey game. According to reports, Bieber and Gomez were seen kissing each other at a Canadian hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

    The young stars did not mind the presence of people in the area as they expressed their love freely by kissing each other. In earlier interviews, the couple said they love each other deeply. With their deep love for each other, the respective families and fans of the two celebrities just hoped that their frequent PDA will not end in early marriage for them. 

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    British Singing Star Adele Is Recovering Well After Successful Throat Surgery

    19. November 2011

    British singing star Adele is recovering well after undergoing a recent throat surgery. (Photo: cbc.ca)

    Here is a piece of good news to all the fans of British singing star Adele.

    According to reports, Adele is recovering well after her recent successful throat surgery. It was learned that Adele undertook microsurgery in Boston to treat a benign polyp on her vocal cords.

    The 23-year-old British singing star is currently resting after her surgery and could soon go back to her singing career. It can be recalled that due to her throat ailment, Adele, who is a rising star in both United States and Britain was forced to cancel a series of concerts to the dismay of her fans.

    It was also reported that Adele has a throat cancer but the singer has vehemently denied such reports. She was the first recipient of the Brit Awards Critics’ Choice and was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2008 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2008.

    Since her debut album 19, Adele has received much recognition both commercially and critically. The album debuted at number one, and has been certified 4x platinum in the UK.

    Her career in the US was boosted by a viewer record–breaking Saturday Night Live episode in late 2008. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Adele won the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

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    Country Singing Star Keith Urban Will Undergo Throat Surgery

    06. November 2011

    Australian singing star Keith Urban is set to undergo a throat surgery later this month to get a polyp on his vocal chord. (Photo: dedica.la)

    Here is a piece of bad news to the countless fans of Australian country singing star Keith Urban.

    The singer and husband of Nicole Kidman is set to undergo a throat surgery later this month to get a polyp on his vocal chord. Paul Freundlich, Urban’s publicist said the fans and supporters of the singer had nothing to worry since the surgery will just be a minor medical operation.

    Freundlich said the operation will require complete vocal rest followed by an indefinite period of recuperation. With the latest turn of events on the life of Urban, the singer has decided to postpone his “All For The Hall” concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame.

    The concert for a cause is originally scheduled on January 18. Urban was born in New Zealand and began his career in Australia at an early age.

    In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States in 1992. Eventually, Urban found work as a session guitarist before starting a band known as The Ranch, which recorded one studio album on Capitol Records and charted two singles on the Billboard country charts.

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    Moon River Singer Andy Williams Has Bladder Cancer

    04. November 2011

    Veteran American singer Andy Williams has bladder cancer. (Photo: yahoo.com)

    The family of veteran 83-year-old American singer Andy Williams are now in a lonely mood.

    This developed after the singer, more popularly known as the voice behind the hit song “Moon River” has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. According to reports, Williams who is also known for his hit song Can’t Take My Eyes Of You is now undergoing a three-week court chemotherapy course in Houston, Texas to treat his deadly ailment.

    With his medical condition, Williams is expected to miss his scheduled event later this year in Branson, Missouri, the home of his Moon River Theatre. Based on data from the internet, cancer has invaded the lining of the singer’s bladder, but doctors weren’t sure yet whether it had spread to other parts of his body.’

    To treat his sickness, Williams and his wife Debbie Haas is set to relocate to a rental home in Malibu, California, so he can undergo treatment in Los Angeles. Williams’ solo career began in 1953. The fans of the legendary singer are now hoping for his speedy recovery.

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    King Of Pop Michael Jackson Is World’s Top Earning Dead Celebrity

    28. October 2011

    Already dead but King of Pop Michael Jackson still earning big. (Photo:whateverorwhateveretc.blogspot.com)

    The King of Pop might be dead but he remains an icon to his fans and the music lovers around the world.

    A recent study made by the prestigious luxury magazine Forbes, has placed Jackson as the top earning dead celebrity today. Yes, you heard it right guys! Despite already being dead, Jackson continue to earn big to the delight of his children and family.

    Based on the Forbes study, Jackson earned a mind-boggling $170 million this year to top the list of top earning dead celebrities today.  According to reports, Jackson earned big in the sales of his album and memorabilia around the world.

    Taking the second place in the survey is a king himself in rock and roll that is “Elvis Presley”. Presley earned $55 million to place second in the prestigious list. The third place in the list goes to Hollywood legendary sexy siren Marilyn Monroe who earned $27 million.

    Jackson is tagged as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jackson’s in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.

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    American Singing Star John Mayer Is Recovering Well After Throat Surgery

    24. October 2011

    American singing superstar John Mayer recently undergo surgery to treat his throat condition which threatened his singing career. (Photo: yahoo.com)

    Here is a piece of good news to all the fans of American singing superstar John Mayer.

    According to reports, Mayer is recovering well after undergoing a surgery with regards to his serious throat condition which affected his singing career. Mayer in his blog said he decided to take the surgery after his condition known as granuloma an inflamed nodule near his vocal chords did not heal as expected.

    He said now that he took surgery he is optimistic that he can resume his singing career soon. It can be recalled that due to the medical condition of the singer, Mayer was forced him to cancel several concerts and delay his forthcoming album.

    Mayer began his career performing mainly acoustic rock, but gradually began a transition towards the blues genre in 2005 by collaborating with renowned blues artists such as B. B. King, Buddy Guy, and Eric Clapton, and by forming the John Mayer Trio. The blues influence can be heard on his album Continuum, released in September 2006.

    At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007 Mayer won Best Pop Vocal Album for Continuum and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Waiting on the World to Change”. He released his fourth studio album, Battle Studies, in November 2009. He has sold over 10 million albums in the U.S. and 20 million albums worldwide.

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    Taylor Swift Launch Own Fragrance

    16. October 2011

    American singing superstar Taylor Swift has recently launched her own fragrance Wonderstruck at Macy's in New York. (Photo: yahoo.com)

    The success of American singing superstar Taylor Swift is not about to end in the last quarter of 2011.

    Swift recently launched her own fragrance to people who wants to look and smell good. The Grammy-winning country singer launched her own perfume, Wonderstruck, at Macy’s in New York on Thursday.

    The 21-year-old singer is very proud of her new fragrance, which is set to be sold for $59.50, since she herself choose it. She said anyone who will use her fragrance will not go wrong since it can make them smell great.

    The young singer is just among few of the top stars today who launched their own fragrance like Beyoncé, Britney Spears and Usher. Moreover, Swift said her fragrance is like music where it shapes memories to those who will use it. So if you want to smell good for your loves ones and the public, buy Swift’s fragrance now.

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    Taylor Swift Gets Billboard’s Woman Of The Year Award

    12. October 2011

    American singer/actress Taylor Swift is the 2011 Billboard Woman of the Year. (Photo: videokeman.com)

    American singer/actress Taylor Swift is ending her entertainment career with a bang in 2011.

    Swift was named by the prestigious Billboard magazine as the 2011 “woman of the Year” for being one of the top selling woman singers this year. According to reports, Swift,21 is the youngest singer to received the award which had also been awarded to Beyonce, Reba McEntire and Fergie.

    The young singer who is also a song writer will personally get the award at the 2011 Billboard Women in Music event in New York on Dec. 2. To show how popular Swift among music fans these days, her latest album “Speak Now,” has sold over 3.6 million copies since its release last fall, and she’s sold the most albums of any artist over the past year.

    Forbes ranked Swift 2009′s 69th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $18 million, 2010′s 12th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $45 million and 2011′s 7th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $45 million, too.

    Swift was ranked the 38th Best Artist of the 2000–10 decade by Billboard. In January 2010 Nielsen SoundScan listed Swift as the most successful digital artist in music history with over 34.3 million digital tracks sold.

    On June 2011, renowned site The Boot named Swift and Carrie Underwood The Country Royalty, as they were the only female country artists to be ranked on Rolling Stone’s Queens of Pop list. As of March 2011, she has sold over 20 million albums and 34.3 million singles worldwide. She has been listed in the 2012 Guinness Book Of World Records as the Fastest Selling Digital Album by a Female Artist for her album Speak Now, and Most Simultaneous U.S. Hot 100 Hits by a Female Artist.

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    Beyonce Will Become A Mother In February

    10. October 2011

    American singer/actress Beyonce seen her with husband superstar rapper Jay-Z will give birth to her first child in February 2012. (Photo: nydailynews.com)

    One of the world’s sexiest women will officially become a mother in February 2012.

    Beyonce said she will give birth to her first baby next year and is very excited for that day to come. The 30-year-old singer/actress said she is ready to become a mother and is very grateful to God for giving her the chance to have a baby.

    She said after working for many years, Beyonce feels it is now the right time for her to slow down and take care of her baby and husband superstar rapper Jay-Z. Beyonce rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child, one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time.

    Beyonce has earned numerous awards and accolades.She is one of the most honored artists by the Grammys, and third among female artists, with a total of 16 Grammy Awards—13 as a solo artist and 3 as a member of Destiny’s Child.At the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, Beyonce was honored with the Billboard Millennium Award for recognizing her career achievements and influence in the music industry.

    She was ranked the 4th Artist of the 2000s decade by Billboard, and was listed the most successful female artist of the 2000s, as well as the top radio artist.

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