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Postby beredy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:54 pm

It won't get deleted. It's out there forever. It was part of ARTPOP and a single. Nothing will change that. The only thing this actually does is forever giving additional attention to the track as it will always be remembered as a "missing track". Pretending like it's not there and never was won't make it go away.
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Postby JeyBeMust » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:48 am

beredy wrote:I don't understand what "deleting" the song accomplishes exactly TBH.
Really? Easy. With “deleting” the song she avoids him getting more royalties.

That man is a disgrace and people who contribute making him rich are accomplice of his behaviour. The music industry continued giving him power, money and fame for many years even when they knew he was twisted. Every label and every act should cut ties with him and let him rot in jail.

Imagine R. Kelly raped your little sister. Would you like to listen to his songs on the radio on your way to work? Would you like him living a luxury and happy life while your sister had a traumatic experience? Imagine how would you feel with other musicians still collabing with him and don’t giving a thought on your sister, like money goes before people. Gurl... :-?
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Postby jeangrey » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:05 am

Gaga also removed all versions with R. Kelly from YouTube, but the version with Aguilera and its remixes are still there.
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Postby GetBack » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:29 am

JeyBeMust wrote:
beredy wrote:I don't understand what "deleting" the song accomplishes exactly TBH.
Really? Easy. With “deleting” the song she avoids him getting more royalties.

That man is a disgrace and people who contribute making him rich are accomplice of his behaviour. The music industry continued giving him power, money and fame for many years even when they knew he was twisted. Every label and every act should cut ties with him and let him rot in jail.

Imagine R. Kelly raped your little sister. Would you like to listen to his songs on the radio on your way to work? Would you like him living a luxury and happy life while your sister had a traumatic experience? Imagine how would you feel with other musicians still collabing with him and don’t giving a thought on your sister, like money goes before people. Gurl... :-?
So does it mean all the movies Harvey Weinstein produced should be banned and erased from memory as well?
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Postby Wayne » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:41 am

jeangrey wrote:Gaga also removed all versions with R. Kelly from YouTube, but the version with Aguilera and its remixes are still there.
It’s a hollow threat if it’s true he has writing credits on the other versions - he still makes money.
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Postby nympho » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:40 am

On Spotify, a few hours ago it was removed. Also the remixes with him.
Now, on Artpop, it’s back again but with “Edited” on the title, and it’s actually her solo version.

On iTunes and Apple Music is missing from Artpop, but I guess it’ll be fixed soon and replaced with the solo version too.
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Postby BeeBoy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 am

Good Job, so it could've been better executed imo but at least is was relatively fast. Just checked German Spotify and there is no solo Version which replaced it though
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Postby nympho » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:15 am

BeeBoy wrote:Good Job, so it could've been better executed imo but at least is was relatively fast. Just checked German Spotify and there is no solo Version which replaced it though
They have removed the solo version again now... :lol:
I guess they’re fixing it, as it still appeared with R.Kelly as artist even when it was the solo version.
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Postby jeangrey » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:36 pm

Do What U Want (feat. Christina Aguilera)

iTunes:
#9 Brazil
#11 Poland
#49 Mexico
#55 Ireland
#65 Denmark
#94 United States
#101 Mexico
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Postby jeangrey » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:38 pm

Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Featuring R. Kelly Removed from Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify

After breaking her silence on R. Kelly, Lady Gaga has delivered on her promise to dump a duet with the controversial R&B singer from digital music services.

On Jan. 9, Gaga issued a statement about her 2013 collaboration with Kelly, “Do What U Want,” and wrote that she intended to “remove this song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms…”

As of 10 p.m. ET on Jan. 10, “Do What U Want,” featuring Kelly, had been removed from the U.S. iTunes Store, and is no longer part of the tracklist of its parent album, Gaga’s ARTPOP. The album is also currently unavailable to purchase in the store, though the rest of its tracks are available to buy individually.

Earlier on Jan. 10, “Do What U Want” had climbed back into the top 15 of the U.S. iTunes Stores’ Top Songs list, which ranks the most-bought songs of the moment.

Further, the track is no longer available to stream via the U.S. Apple Music service, nor is it playable via Gaga's official YouTube channel.

On both Apple Music and in the iTunes Store, fans can still stream and purchase an alternative version of “Do What U Want,” which features Christina Aguilera instead of R. Kelly and different lyrics. The Aguilera-aided version of the song was released in December of 2013 as a stand-alone single, following the Kelly version in October of that year. The Aguilera version was never added to the ARTPOP tracklist.

On U.S. Spotify, the album version featuring R. Kelly is also not playable. However, a remix featuring Kelly and Rick Ross is still live on Spotify, in addition to various dance remixes, which include Kelly’s vocals. The Aguilera version is also still available in Spotify.

It’s important to note that changes to digital music services do not happen instantly. When an artist adds music, or makes a change to existing music, on a service, it takes time for the requested change to ingest. So, just because “Do What U Want” is still available in some services, that likely means that it is taking longer to process the requested change. At press time, on three other leading U.S. streaming services, U.S. Amazon Music, Tidal, Soundcloud, the Kelly version of “Do What U Want” appears to still be available to purchase and/or stream.
https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ly-removed
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Postby jeangrey » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:31 pm

Gaga blocked the version with Aguilera on YouTube...
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Postby nympho » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:28 pm

Really interesting article from Billboard regarding the removal of the song from iTunes and streaming platforms.

How Lady Gaga Removed Her R. Kelly Collaboration From Streaming Services

On Wednesday night (Jan. 9), Lady Gaga issued an apology for collaborating with R. Kelly on the 2013 single “Do What U Want,” following a week in which Kelly’s history of alleged abuse has been once again brought to light, this time on Lifetime’s recent documentary series Surviving R. Kelly. “What I am hearing about the allegations against R Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible,” Gaga wrote in a note to fans posted to her social media accounts.

She later continued, “I intend to remove this song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms and will not be working with him again.” Less than 24 hours later, the Gaga-Kelly version of “Do What U Want” was no longer able to be streamed or downloaded on several major music platforms, including iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music, and is no longer playable on Gaga’s official YouTube channel. (An alternative version of “Do What U Want” that features Christina Aguilera duetting with Gaga, also recorded in 2013, is still available on digital platforms).

The idea that one of Gaga's singles can be swiftly and thoroughly removed from the Internet at large is a curious one. Upon its release, “Do What U Want,” the second single from her 2013 album Artpop, was a modest hit for Gaga: it has sold 1.2 million downloads to date, according to Nielsen Music, and accrued 92.6 million on-demand U.S. streams. The song, which Gaga and Kelly performed together on Saturday Night Live and at the 2013 American Music Awards, peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

While reps for Gaga did not respond to a request for comment, a source with knowledge of the situation says that Gaga had recently approached her label, Interscope Records, asking for their help in removing “Do What U Want” from iTunes and streaming services, and the label quickly moved to coordinate with the major digital music services in getting the song taken down. The source said that Gaga “wanted to send a message” by removing the song in addition to denouncing the past collaboration.

How can Gaga erase one of her top 20 hits without affecting those still receiving royalties from its streams and downloads? In addition to Kelly as its featured artist, “Do What U Want” has four more credited writers: Gaga, Paul Blair (better known as DJ White Shadow, who also co-produced the song with Gaga), Martin Bresso (a songwriter-producer who records as Tchami) and William Grigahcine (also known as global hitmaker DJ Snake).

Prior to a song being released, co-writers are typically at the whim of the artist recording the song as to whether that track will appear on an album or be selected as a single -- especially when the artist is also listed as a co-writer, as Gaga is on “Do What U Want.” Although it’s extremely rare for an artist to decide to release a song and then un-release it, that same control would apply, and the co-writers would not have a say in what happens to the availability of the record.

It’s also worth noting that “Do What U Want” is credited as a Lady Gaga song featuring R. Kelly, not as a duet between Gaga and Kelly. In instances where the word “featuring” is used, those artists typically are not paid artist royalties for that song, instead being compensated with an upfront fee or by trading favors. Therefore, Kelly is likely not missing out on any royalties as the guest star on the version of “Do What U Want” that has been removed.

Most importantly, Gaga needed the support of Interscope and parent company Universal Music Group in removing “Do What U Want” from digital music services after the label released the song as part of Artpop. Interscope/UMG hypothetically could have blocked the removal of the song since they own Gaga’s masters, but considering that Gaga is one of the label’s flagship artists -- and that few within the industry currently want to align themselves with Kelly and attempt to protect his art -- the label’s decision to help Gaga was undoubtedly a simple one.

Similarly, Blair, Bresso and Grigahcine could protest the removal of the song as co-writers, although their working history with Gaga and the current anti-Kelly public sentiment would make that unlikely. Kelly has not yet spoken out about “Do What U Want” being taken down, nor threatened legal action, although considering the daily onslaught of denouncements that has resulted from Surviving R. Kelly, such action is not expected at this time. (A rep for Kelly did not return Billboard’s request for comment).

Even with its removal from streaming, the Lady Gaga-R. Kelly version of “Do What U Want” has not been erased from existence: the song is still available on the physical edition of Artpop, of which 477,000 copies have been sold on CD and vinyl, per Nielsen Music. Radio stations still have the right to play the version, and users can still upload it to YouTube, although they risk being marked unauthorized content by Interscope.

As more artists grapple with the R. Kelly controversy and their past collaborations with the R&B artist -- on Thursday, Phoenix issued an apology for bringing him out at Coachella in 2013 -- Gaga decided to take a nearly unprecedented step in distancing herself from their shared single. As a result, a top 20 Hot 100 hit is now nowhere to be found online.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/busi ... g-services

So it seems Gaga wanted the song down for some time now and she released the statement when the song was ready to be removed.
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Postby stevyy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:45 pm

i think this is all a little extreme... haven't they learned anything from the MJ media frenzy?
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Postby JeyBeMust » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:51 pm

She did the right thing, I’m proud of her. I’m sick of all of these celebrities that only tweet “pray for...”, “my thoughts are...”, but take little action when it comes to the matter itself.
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Postby jeangrey » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:52 pm

Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Sales Surge After Her Statement Against R. Kelly

Track sold 2,000 downloads on Jan. 10 in the U.S., up from a negligible amount the previous day, according to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music.

Sales of Lady Gaga’s "Do What U Want," featuring R. Kelly, surged 13,720 percent in the U.S. in the wake of her breaking her silence about working with the controversial singer on the track in 2013. On Jan. 10, the song sold 2,000 downloads, according to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music. That’s up from a negligible figure the previous day.

Kelly has been prominent in the news since Lifetime's documentary Surviving R. Kelly aired Jan. 3-5. In the six-hour series, multiple women allege that they were subjected to mental, physical and sexual abuse by the singer. Kelly has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.

On Jan. 9, Gaga issued a statement via her social media accounts in which she called Kelly's alleged misconduct “absolutely horrifying and indefensible,” that she would not be working with him again and that she was sorry for her “poor judgment when I was young and not speaking out sooner.”

The sales bump will be short-lived, though, as Gaga also promised to “remove the song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms.” That process began late in the day on Jan. 10. By 10 p.m. ET on Jan. 10, the Kelly collaboration had been pulled down from the U.S. iTunes Store -- where the bulk of digital music is purchased in America.

Concurrently, the track had also been removed from Apple Music’s streaming service and became unplayable via Spotify.
An alternative version of the song, which features different lyrics and Christina Aguilera instead of R. Kelly, is still available to purchase and stream widely. The Aguilera version of the tune, released in December of 2013, also had a gain in sales on Jan. 10, rising from a negligible figure on Jan. 9 to nearly 1,000 downloads the following day.

“Do What U Want” was released as the second single from Gaga’s 2013 studio album ARTPOP. The track peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 7 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.
https://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/ ... st-r-kelly
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Postby matheusbelmont » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:13 pm

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $202,786,149 50.7%
+ Foreign: $197,300,000 49.3%
= Worldwide: $400,086,149

$400M gross.
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Postby nympho » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:37 pm

First leg update!

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Tickets available / Total Tickets
28 DEC: - / 5,200 (100%) -Completed-
30 DEC: - / 5,200 (100%) -Completed-
31 DEC: - / 5,200 (100%) -Completed-
17 JAN: - / 5,200 (100%)
19 JAN: - / 5,200 (100%)
20 JAN (J&P): 32 / 5,200 (99,4%)
24 JAN: 32 / 5,200 (99,4%)
26 JAN: 41 / 5,200 (99,2%)
31 JAN: 20 / 5,200 (99,6%)
2 FEB: 23 / 5,200 (99,5%)
3 FEB (J&P): 51 / 5,200 (99%)

Can't wait for the boxscores! 8-)
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Postby ViviLittleM » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:11 pm

nympho wrote:First leg update!

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Tickets available / Total Tickets
28 DEC: - / 5,200 (100%) -Completed-
30 DEC: - / 5,200 (100%) -Completed-
31 DEC: - / 5,200 (100%) -Completed-
17 JAN: - / 5,200 (100%)
19 JAN: - / 5,200 (100%)
20 JAN (J&P): 32 / 5,200 (99,4%)
24 JAN: 32 / 5,200 (99,4%)
26 JAN: 41 / 5,200 (99,2%)
31 JAN: 20 / 5,200 (99,6%)
2 FEB: 23 / 5,200 (99,5%)
3 FEB (J&P): 51 / 5,200 (99%)

Can't wait for the boxscores! 8-)
Was expecting the first ones last Tuesday. A bit sad aha
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Postby ginnyfan » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:25 pm

How amazing is it that at the same time we are following album sales, box office scores and tour grosses for one artist???? A true triple threat!
BRUSHES WITH DARKNESS WON'T HELP YOU CREATE
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Postby nympho » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:57 pm

Billboard 200
177 (195) 214 The Fame

CZECH REPUBLIC
86 (Re) 45 Joanne
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Postby Million » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:15 pm

The album on which the single appears, The Fame, reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and is Gaga's top seller in the United States with 5.1 million copies, according to Nielsen Music.
But some things in that same article are wrong:

Gaga has since added two more Hot 100 No. 1s among 14 top 10 hits
Gaga has fifteen top 10 hits

On Dec. 28, Gaga, who has grossed $494 million touring the globe, according to Billboard Boxscore
When she already passed 600 million

The Monster Ball Tour 227.4
The Born This Way Ball 183.9
Lady Gaga Live at Roseland Ballroom 1.52
ArtRave: The Artpop Ball 83.04
Cheek to Cheek Tour 15.3
Joanne World Tour 94.91

Total: 606.07

https://www.billboard.com/articles/colu ... harts-2009

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