AMP Music Minute: Will.i.am Working On Solo Act, Grammy Noms Concert Gets AMP’d Out And Lady Gaga Tells TMI About Performance Bathroom Habits

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So the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Black Eyed Peas [/lastfm]break has been in the blogospere lately because people just can’t seem to discern a break with a break up. The Black Eyed Peas have not, and according to band leader, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]will.i.am[/lastfm], will never break up. “Impossible,” he once tweeted.

But that doesn’t mean will.i.am is pumping the brakes anytime soon. In his band’s downtime Will has been working on his solo project, #willpower. The tech savvy pop star thought it clever to name his album as a hash tag. But this homage to internet communication makes sense from the current Creative Director of Intel.

His first single is also set to be released very soon as well. The electro-dance track features [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jennifer Lopez [/lastfm]and rock legend, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mick Jagger[/lastfm]. “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” will debut live on one of music’s grandest nights, the 2011 American Music Awards, which air this Sunday November 20th on ABC.

Though this isn’t will.i.am’s first solo album, Songs About Girls came out in 2007, Will has grown up significantly as an artist and his ‘Boom Boom Pow” sound has changed music forever, but certainly in a way that will allow this new song and the forthcoming album to prevail.

There is already a video in the works for the lead single off #willpower. Expect to see that right here on AMP later this month.

“I Get It From My Mama” by Will.i.am

[Source: Rap-Up]

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With so much talk about upcoming American Music Awards, it’s easy to forget about the Grammy Nominations concert that airs on November 30th on CBS.

Inching closer to the hour-long concert special in which host,[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] LL Cool J [/lastfm]will announce the nominations for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, more and more performers are added to the already impeccable lineup.

As of November 16th, both [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Usher[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm] were added to the list that already included [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lupe Fiasco[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ludacris[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]. As well as country acts, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sugarland[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jason Aldean[/lastfm].

This will be the fourth time in as many years that the Grammy announcements were broadcast live. You can see the Grammy Awards on TV on Sunday February 12, 2012 on CBS at 8pm.

“You Da One” by Rihanna

[Source: Billboard]

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] has always been pretty open about the nuts and bolts of her performances. Offering her fans insight into some of her most personal moments in life, her approaching picture book with famed photographer Terry Richardson exploits parts of Gaga her fans have never seen before, like her sleeping, waking up, putting on make-up, etc. Gaga has stated that she allowed 100% access to her entire life for the book with Richardson.

This, however, is maybe a totally different thing, albeit, very honest. In a recent interview with British TV personality, Alan Carr, on his show, “Alan Carr: Chatty Man,” Gaga admitted that her elaborate costumes often make it difficult to go to the bathroom so she has to resort to peeing in trashcans in dressing rooms and backstage.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s pretty extreme, but I’m not sure we should expect anything different from Mother Monster. She lives to shock. “I do quite often pee in the dressing room, in the trash can,” the Mother Monster told Carr candidly, “It would have been an interesting photo today because I had a big pink bow on, and I was over the trash can. The bathroom is down the hall. And I was naked. It was just me, my bow and my nakedness. Me and my dustbin have a very important relationship.”

If this isn’t TMI (Too Much Information), I muct not know the meaning of the words. But I can’t help but respect Gaga’s unabashed honesty and access she allows her fans.

Lady Gaga has an assortment of products coming out for all of your holiday needs so be sure to check the links below and get ready to shop, shop, shop!

Lady Gaga “Poker Face”

[Source: Popcursh]

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