Lady Gaga was all about her ArtPop and pop persona, but not anymore. She is slamming her pop music past, claiming that she was not just put on this earth to just sing pop music.
In Variety’s “Actors on Actors” video, Lady Gaga got candid with actress Jamie Lee Curtis about her music career. Both the fellow actresses talked about how isolating being in the Hollywood spotlight can be at times. Gaga then revealed that there is more to her than someone who sings pop music on a regular basis.
“It is very hard to not be able to engage with people in a real and honest way because they either want something from me or they see me as something I am simply not. I am not some goddess that dropped down from the sky to sing pop music, I am not some extra-incredible human person that needs to be told how wonderful they are all day and kissed.”
Lady Gaga has been attempting to make a comeback after the disappointing success of her 2013 release, ArtPop. She went on to release her first jazz album with legendary singer Tony Bennett, and starred on American Horror Story: Hotel. Lady Gaga also turned her career around by performing the Sound of Music medley at the 2015 Oscars, giving a powerful David Bowie tribute at the 2016 Grammys, and singing the National Anthem at the 2016 Super Bowl.
Now she’s focused on making another musical comeback in the jazz genre. Multiple sources are revealing that Tony Bennett has already announced the follow-up album to his 2014 release, Cheek To Cheek, with Lady Gaga at a concert in Idaho over the weekend. He supposedly said that they will release a new album this August to coincide with his 90th birthday. Apparently, the new album was Lady Gaga’s idea, and fans aren’t happy, because it could push back the release of her rumored LG5 album.
Tony Bennett mentioned at his show in Idaho today that he will be releasing another album with Lady Gaga this year! pic.twitter.com/CSpwj3z1Xq
— Lady Gaga (@gagamonster96) June 3, 2016
Various producers have been working in the studio with Gaga over the past two years for her highly anticipated fifth studio album. She’s even been seen in the studio with Mark Ronson, Nile Rodgers, and RedOne. She has been rumored to release the album by Q4, or September of this year. But if the rumors are true about Gaga and Bennett’s jazz album coming out in August, then fans may have to wait until 2017 to get their pop fix.
Rumors are also swirling that Lady Gaga is currently eyeing a Las Vegas residency. Just last week, it was reported that Justin Timberlake is in talks to have his own residency at the Monte Carlo Hotel, but now Lady Gaga is the latest pop star who’s also in talks. According to the Las Vegas Sun, Gaga is currently in talks to have her residency at the same hotel, which contains a 5,000-capacity Park Theater that is opening this year, and is currently looking for A-list stars for its residency shows.
There’s no doubt that Las Vegas residencies are a hot ticket right now thanks to Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, among others. But don’t expect Gaga’s residency to be a full-blown pop extravaganza. Sources claim that her recent jazz tour with Tony Bennett and her previous sold-out shows in Vegas were the main reason for the sudden interest in the singer.
MGM Resorts Chairman Jim Murren vaguely said, “I can say the quality of those you have written about are the nature of those we are working with. I can’t confirm those names, but they are in the stratosphere of who we are going to have next year at the Park Theater. They will be the best of the best, and someone who has never done this type of residency before.”
He was also quoted telling the Las Vegas Sun, “These are A-plus-plus acts. We’ll have multiple headliners in there for residency periods.”
Meanwhile, a company spokesperson said, “At this moment, it is all speculation as we are not ready to make any announcements regarding talent for the Park Theater.”
Seems like this year Lady Gaga will be focused on her jazz album rather than her much-anticipated pop album. What are your thoughts? Are you also upset that Gaga may push back her pop album? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
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