ARTPOP was number 1 in the US Itunes store for 2 days. Eminem has been number 1 for 5 days. Eminem also has the deluxe version AND the standard version of his album in the top ten, that means he has TWO lots of album sales counted towards the billboard 200. It is not mathematically possible for lady gaga to debut on the #1 spot of billboard 200. So, whats the point of the lie? The point is.. the positive headline. Her fans read “lady gaga aims for number 1” they then read the article and find out it’s only going to sell 200k-250k which conveniently they don’t forget to mention is lower than MDNA, PRISM and BANGERZ. - which then encourages them to go out and buy the album or in this case, ANOTHER copy. If you think billboard is doing this all for free you’re wrong. Take a look at their main page. The better you display a product, the more it sells. And that’s what Billboard is aiming. Billboard has kept at least FOUR different articles about and/or related to Lady Gaga on its main page - all of them with her image displayed. There are many people with new albums out this week including.. THE FUCKING BEATLES. “On Air - Live at the BBC, Vol. 2;” Jhene Aiko - “Sail Out” (EP); and ”Now 48.” As you noticed, none of them were granted four different articles at the same time on Billboard’s main page. Lady gaga has turned billboard into her own personal billboard through purchasing space on their page (like she does for radio air play) and then goes on twitter and rants that she doesn’t care about the charts. Bill Werde, shoving lady gaga down our throats while greats like the beatles have an album release is something you should be ashamed of. There is no integrity left, in this industry. It’s all about the money.
All of this - Gaga herself - is really just the prime example of how utterly dead our culture is.
Bought out and sold by corporations… easily fooled with stupid costumes and crazy antics… devoid of any soul, meaning, perspective… BUT marketed to us as “ART” , or “I struggled, I’m the real deal”, etc… And far too many have been dumbed down to actually buy into it.
Sad statement on our state of culture…esp. when the actual ‘real deal’ is still wiping the floor with all of them 30+ years on but people have been brain-washed to dismiss her because she’s “old” ….
This gif says EVERYTHING about how far pop/culture have fallen.