You've probably heard the version of Lady Gaga's latest single, "Do What U Want," featuring R. Kelly. She performed it on a handful of award shows and it's also played pretty regularly on most top 40 radio stations.
However, Gaga recently stopped by "The Voice," where Christina Aguilera stepped in for an absent R. Kelly to complete the duet. Gaga released an official, slightly remixed version featuring Aguilera, which can be heard at right.
Which version do you prefer?
Britney Spares kicked off her two-year Las Vegas residency on Friday at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. "Britney: Piece of Me" features a song list (included behind the cut below) that feels a mile long and includes some of the singers biggest hits.
Friday's show was the first of almost 100 scheduled performances that will take place over the next two years. It included a star-studded audience, including fellow pop stars like Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.
So it looks like Justin Bieber wasn't just kidding when he supposedly joked around in an interview last week about retiring. It's actually happened, according to a Tweet that Biebs sent out on Christmas Eve:
However, as I've stated on this blog before, there's not really such a thing as retirement from the music industry (right, Cher?). Whether they get bored or into financial difficulties, artists usually seem to come back in some way or another before long. So, too, will it be the case with Bieber.
In fact, later tweets seem to be in contradiction to the retirement announcement:
If you can't stop listening to Beyonce's new album (like me), or if you've been curious what all the fuss is about, check out the video for her first single, "XO," which debuted on VEVO earlier this week. (Of course, for fans who purchased the album last week, they've seen this already — but now we can all enjoy it!) The video uses the fun, light-hearted song as an ode to her fans.
Some fun facts about "XO":
- The song was performed for the first time over the weekend in Chicago, hot off the debut of her surprise record release.
- If the video seems like a good time, that's probably because the entire thing was shot on Coney Island.
- The pageant trophy, which makes appearances throughout several videos included in the album (including "Pretty Hurts," "Drunk In Love," and "Grown Woman") is also featured in one of the shots for "XO."
What do you think of the first single?