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LADY GAGA’S NEW ALBUM JOANNE: RELEASE DATE, SONGS, CREDITS, COLLABORATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW

Mother Monster goes back to basics.

Right Gaga. You’ve had your year doing jazz with Tony Bennett, so can you now just be an incredible popstar again, please.

It’s been three years since the mixed reaction to her third album ARTPOP, but the next installment is a complete overhaul for the 30-year-old star, both visually and sonically.

Here’s the full story of Gaga’s fifth collection.

LADY GAGA ALBUM RELEASE DATE FOR JOANNE: IT’S COMING THIS YEAR

Just as 2013’s ARTPOP was released, Lady Gaga’s close team fell apart. The famously eccentric performer fired her manager, perhaps whilst dressed as a Yeti. Troy Carter was out over “creative differences” and Live Nation’s Bobby Campbell was brought in to look after her career.

Gaga is the queen of reinvention in modern pop, but Campbell’s plans for her included a more long-term transformation. We’ve seen her tone it down for mature jazz album Cheek To Cheek with Tony Bennett, perform a surprisingly traditional but stunning tribute to The Sound of Music at the Oscars, and more recently star in Ryan Murphy’s hit TV series American Horror Story.

But now all of that is out the way, it means Gaga will focus on releasing her new album in 2016. The star confirmed the new record for later this year after her win at the Golden Globes.

Just over six months later on September 9, we were given her brand new single ‘Perfect Illusion’.The track has been co-written and co-produced by Gaga herself, along with Mark Ronson, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and BloodPop. The latter was responsible for Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ last year, fyi.

The track leans towards the kind of fist-pumping, anthemic soft-rock that Bruce Springsteen made his name on, while at the same time remaining wholly Lady Gaga. There’s no denying that pop melody gets stuck in your head after precisely three listens, and the production is considerably less cluttered than the sometimes frantic soundscape of ARTPOP. Oh and can we just add that the music video is big, bold and full of energy.

As for the album? Well Gaga’s fifth studio collection will be titled Joanne and was released worldwide on October 21. The standard edition will include 11 tracks, with a further three on the deluxe. The album was named after her dad’s sister ,who died from lupus aged just 19. It’s also Gaga’s middle name. Oh and the artwork is absolutely stunning.

And guess what? The album is pretty much done. Aside from a bit of mixing and mastering – as well as a last minute hook or two – Joanne is set and ready to go. The tracklist is as follows:

  1. ‘Diamond Heart’
  2. ‘A-Yo’
  3. ‘Joanne’
  4. ‘John Wayne’
  5. ‘Dancin’ In Circles’
  6. ‘Perfect Illusion’
  7. ‘Million Reasons’
  8. ‘Sinner’s Prayer’
  9. ‘Come to Mama’
  10. ‘Hey Girl’ [featuring Florence Welch]
  11. ‘Angel Down’

The deluxe edition – which you’re definitely ordering – also includes bonus tracks ‘Grigio Girls’, ‘Just Another Day’ and ‘Angel Down (Work Tape)’.

As for availability across streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, Gaga made sure Joanne is available on all of them. I just want my music to be available everywhere, for everyone. So that as many people as possible can hear it,” she said recently. “That’s what I would say. It feels the most fair to the fans..you know? They’ve given me a lot so I wanna try to give back to them too if I can.”

LADY GAGA NEW ALBUM 2016: WHO HAS SHE BEEN WORKING WITH?

Gaga – real name Stefani Germanotta – worked with a mix of established industry names, as well as some of the producers who helped her become the pop force she is today.

As we know from lead single ‘Perfect Illusion’, Gaga worked very closely with Mark Ronsonwho, she confirmed, executive produced the whole record. Considering his enormous success with funk-pop in the past 12 months, we’d be surprised if Mother Monster doesn’t get even more of her own floor-filling anthems too.

Beyonce Lands First Emmy Award Nomination As A Director For “Lemonade”

(AllHipHop News) Beyonce has earned her first Primetime Emmy nomination as a director after scoring four nods for her TV special “Lemonade.”

The superstar stunned fans in April, when she debuted her brand new album, Lemonade, with accompanying visuals in a film of the same name, and now her work has been recognized in four categories at the 2016 prize giving.

“Lemonade” has been named among the contenders for Outstanding Variety Special, going up against “Adele Live In New York City,” the TV broadcast of the British soul singer’s one-off performance at Radio City Music Hall last year.

“The Late Late Show” host James Corden’s hour-long episode of his popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment, which featured Jennifer Lopez, is also shortlisted, as well as “The Kennedy Center Honors,” and comedienne Amy Schumer’s “Live At The Apollo” special.

FOXY BROWN BLASTS VH1’S ‘HIP HOP HONORS’

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Foxy Brown isn’t too pleased with VH1’s “Hip Hop Honors.” Following Monday’s show, the Brooklyn rapper took to Instagram to discuss her displeasure with the network for not including her in this year’s “All Hail the Queens” festivities.

“I Awoke This Morning, Oblivious And Shocked At Our Fans Across The World’s TRENDING Outrage At (Reality Show Network) @VH1’s Non-Inclusion Of LAURYN HILL & FOXY BROWN,” she wrote. “Anyone Recognized, (Whether The Contribution Big Or Small) I Applaud. Personally, I’d Prefer Being Held To A Much Higher Standard In My Walk, But Fans Went Ballistic; The PEOPLE Have Spoken!”

THANK YOU Beloveds!❤️❤️ I Love You Guys Dearly! I Awoke This Morning, Oblivious And Shocked At Our Fans Across The World’s TRENDING Outrage At (Reality Show Network) @VH1’s Non-Inclusion Of LAURYN HILL & FOXY BROWN. Anyone Recognized, (Whether The Contribution Big Or Small) I Applaud.👏🏾 Personally, I’d Prefer Being Held To A Much Higher Standard In My Walk, But Fans Went Ballistic; The PEOPLE Have Spoken! We’ve Been Blessed To Set The Bar At It’s Highest Heights; Most Notably Receiving The 2016 Historic “KEY”🔑To My CITY of BROOKLYN🏦…..Therefore, Humbly Speaking The CALIBER Of HONOR I’d Aspire To Are Those “UPPER ECHELON”. After All Guys This Is VH1! Truthfully, The Only Accolade That Truly Matters To ME Is Of The MOST HIGH. Rest Assured, I’m In The Studio Perfecting This Incredible Return. Humbled And Blessed To Kill It Again! My Girl L BOOGIE (My Fav) And I, Have The Dopest Convo, Cracking Jokes In Our Caribbean Accents As She Prepares For An Amazing Overseas Tour. So, Actually Guys Let’s THANK @VH1👏🏾👏🏾 As We Are Definitely #TheDifference!!!! I LOVE MY FOXNATION! ❤️Fox! @platinumcamprecords @donpoohmusic @rachelnoerd💋

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Evelyn Lozada Aims To Be The Queen Of Fitness

Evelyn Lozada is not only one of the most recognized women in reality television, but now she is also planning on being the fittest women on Earth.

Evelyn knows that life after reality television is not always the same which is why she has geared up to stay busy and focus on fitness. TMZ broke the news exclusively as they learned that she’s already made her first move. From which she has score a big money endorsement deal.

Meital Is Making Waves That Will Stay ‘On Ya’: Exclusive Interview & Music Video

Meital has been described as “Extremely Gorgeous…” by the New York Times, however we have dubbed this blonde bombshell as the new Marilyn Monroe of hip hop.

Meital (pronounced “Mey-tål”) was born Meital Dohan in Tel Aviv and is now making her mark in the United States. Meital is a two-time Israeli Oscar nominee for her performances in God’s Sandbox and Giraffes. US audiences were first introduced to her as Yael Hoffman on Showtime’s Weeds. And with her new found success in music she is now proving to the world that she has more than looks in her arsenal as her music is captivating millions around the world.

In early 2011 the Israeli bombshell caught the attention of mega hip-hop producer Che Pope (Lauren Hill, Eminem, Dr. Dre) and they began to record her debut album “I’m In Hate With Love”. With the release of her first single,Yummy Boyz, in June, 2011, the official music video quickly went viral and reached over 1,000,000 views.

Now Meital is taking her music career one step further and showing the world that she is here to stay and make her mark inn music as she released a new single that is sure to get you talking about her and leaving you asking for more! The new track is called “On Ya” featuring Sean Kingston.

Join us as HipHopFirstClass catches up with Meital on a one on one interview. We even came across a very interesting fact about Charlie and what special place he holds in Metial’s life.

Nicki Minaj Confirmed On American Idol Mariah Carey Not Happy

Hip hop beef knows no boundaries as is the case with Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey who are now going to be seeing a lot of each other on the judge’s panel of American Idol. Up until a few days ago Nicki Minaj was only rumored to be signing on to American Idol but with only days remaining for the season premiere, the contracts have been finalized and now the drama will begin.

Erica Mena Clocks In As A Puerto Rican Hip Hop Honey Money Maker

Erica Mena Has just recently gained traction as a Hip Hop Honey, but don’t get it twisted this feisty Puerto Rican Beauty has been around for quite some time and has used her looks and the hustle game to get to where she is today.

Erica was born on November 8, 1987, and is of both Puerto Rican and Dominican decent. However, many people would agree that her being raised in the in Bronx (N.Y) is what ultimately gave her an edge over her competition.

Joseline Hernandez Hip Hop Honey Or Not?

Joseline Hernandez is our latest addition to our Hip Hop Honey list. Let’s face it the one reason this girl made the list is because she came out of nowhere and literally flaunted her curves in front of millions of viewers worldwide.