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  1. Emma added a post in a topic: Gaga answers YOUR questions! #CheektoCheek   


    You asked.. She answered. Here are the ten questions choosen for Gaga's #CheektoCheek Q&A!

    Zilla asks, "What is the one thing that you would like monsters to take away from the C2C experience?"

    I would love simply to just introduce you to jazz, if you’ve not experienced it before. I fell in love with Jazz at a young age, and monsters and I are so similar; our life stories, outlook on the world, view of love and community—I thought perhaps you would have the same feeling that I felt when I first heard Billie Holiday as my mom played her in the kitchen. I want you to feel fearless to take any approach in life, and be yourself no matter what happens. That’s what I like about Jazz, although the recordings are forever, its different everytime Tony and Me sing together with our players. Improvisation is key to being great at jazz. I think also to be great at life. Anyway that was a long answer, but you know how I ramble on!

    Kyle asks, "Hi Gaga! How has working with Tony on Cheek to Cheek influenced how you will write/record/produce your future albums?"

    I think so. Which will only be a positive thing. Jazz is the most complicated musically to master, very unlike classical music or rock n’ roll, it requires broad understanding of how to paint with the colors of music, and quickly. For example if Tony sings a note differently during a performance, I have to then move around him to compliment his choice, same for the instruments, they are constantly speaking to each other, and just like human conversation is never the same. I think now that I’m studying jazz again, that sense of freedom, joy, and spontaneity will work its way into my growth as an artist. Also, the composers on this album—Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin etc…they are in my opinion the greatest of all American song writers. Like with “Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye,” I hope to write lyrics as meaningful and beautiful as these in the future. I stand by all the music I’ve made, but I’m growing up and with Bobby (my manager). I have more time to creatively grow up. I think this is all a perfect storm.

    MonsterofSpain asks, "What can we expect from the 'Cheek to Cheek' tour? Will it be in theaters or arenas?"
    Tony loves to play theatres, and to be honest after singing with him I understand why. While theatres are not as great for perhaps for big parties like our monster artRave, the sound quality in theatres is just exquisite, and you can then hear all the subtle nuances in the music. I also sing much quieter on many of these songs and it helps to be able to hear myself over your wild monster screams! But I know we are planning to play a mixture of different sized venues, to accommodate demand and spread Jazz as far and wide as possible. Just wanted to give you my opinion on what rooms Jazz music sounds best in ‘acoustically.’

    rivingtonrebels asks, "What happened to 'Paradise' - will we get to hear it?"

    I hope so! It's almost finished, Its my first jazz composition so I was nervous to put it on the album although Tony loves it so much. I just didn’t want to rush it, wanted to spend some more time and keep sinking back into my jazz roots so it can be the best it can be. I will tell you, it’s inspired by my father’s sister and him, and the phrases as they are traded, are meant to be their words to each other right before she died. She died very young, but she wrote a poem about Heaven right before it happened. That’s why the song is called “Paradise.”

    Koala asks, "Did C2C really heal your soulf? If so, can you explain more about it?"

    Cheek To Cheek and Tony both did. I used to lay sad listening to music, jazz and pop like Whitney Houston. I didn’t know why I was so sad. But I realized then that my life had become a money making machine, and I knew I had the talent within me to evolve more, show more of my abilities. I have studied many different genres of music for a very long time. My schedule was too hard, I became too tired, and then your talent suffers and you stop growing. Tony helped me to me make some important life decisions and so did the music. It reminded me why I started to begin with. So now, everyone around me has the same goal. To make great records, foster and nourish my raw talent, keep me healthy so I can push myself to become greater, and of course to spread that music as far and wide as possible. We're a team again. Together, hand in hand supporting each other.

    Wixson asks, Was there anything you've wanted to prove with Cheek To Cheek?

    No actually, I think Tony was more concerned people knew I could sing than I was! He said that to me everyday, “With this album I want the world to hear how natural and beautiful you sing.” For me, I was just so HAPPY to be singing like that again. Every song you hear on the album is me in a state of utter bliss, even when the songs were sad and I was emotional. I love deeply all my previous albums, and don’t think they are unauthentic because they were auto-tuned and electronic. That was the point of them: to make art of artifice. I just didn’t like when I started to get treated like a brand, like there was nothing more I can do—when there is SO much more I can do. The only thing that was important for me to ‘prove’ I guess, I prefer the word ‘show,’ is that I’m an honest Jazz singer, not a pop singer doing jazz for a one-off. Especially since I’ve been singing Jazz longer than I’ve been singing pop. I wanted to do proper justice to the records. I was more worried what Tony thought of how I sounded more than anyone else.

    Leo asks, "if you could stand on stage with any other jazz icon, alive or dead, who would it be and why? Your duet with Ella was beautiful, by the way :)"

    Ella all the way! I’m obsessed with her. Her voice is just so interesting and beautiful, and tragic, she was a fortress! And her scatting is the best in the business. Also Duke Ellington, or Louis Armstrong, they are my favorites too.

    Ambrosia Doves asks, "what is the number #1 piece of advice Tony Bennett gave to you that you will take with you throughout your career as you embark on new albums and other projects? Has working with such a legend in the jazz realm impacted your life in a certain way? Is there a particular instrument of jazz that you are especially drawn to when you hear it? For me, it's the saxophone."

    He passed on some advice to me that his best friend Duke Ellington gave him. “#1 Don’t Quit. #2 Listen to #1.” I’m drawn to jazz instrumentation in general. I don’t know if I can choose because its when they all play together that the music become more complex. But I do love the trumpet + piano. With Brian solo’s on Bang Bang and he laments the loss of our friend, my ex, as I lament the loss as well. We haven’t heard from him in years. That trumpet solo is so honest and painful. He is a magnificent trumpeter.

    BornSimon asks, "how does it make you feel to have Cher's seal of approval over your mind-blowing rendition of Bang Bang? And how did you feel when you received that (well-deserved, to say the least) standing ovation?"

    It really means a lot to me that Cher supported me, as that has not always been the case. I believe in artists supporting one another, that is how you keep music and art alive. Once we start tearing each other down we become like clowns to the public, and the meaning behind our work fades into a noisy cloud. It’s not to say an artist isn’t in the right to defend their work, or have opinions about other artists, I just think Cher is a true example of someone to look up to. She has it all, had it all, will continue to and is satisfied with the blessings of her life. That is how I wish to be. Grateful. Tony and I have been overwhelmed with the rave reviews and standing ovations over this project. Especially after the last year, for me, I sort of assumed the worst. But the music really spoke for itself. It’s been really nice, and I’m happy to see you all happy. I hated when I saw you being bullied for being a fans of mine at that time, thanks for sticking by me. At the artRave I see the success of the album, in your eyes, and that’s where the truth is. People just like to tear you down when you have a lot, but I can always sew that couture dress back together, with the help of all my monsters. Love you.

    amenART asks, "How easy has it been balancing Cheek to Cheek and ARTPOP recently and can we expect any more Jazz albums (and hopefully some more pop ones too???)"

    I love balancing the two, I basically have multiple personalities anyway (haha! Shocking reveal!) so that rebellious and extreme side of me loves to go back and forth, I never get bored. I’m always doing what I love and I get to have both. Somedays I feel quiet, others I need to rage. Those parts of me will always be there its my two-toned soul.

    This will not be my last jazz album, and ARTPOP was not my last pop album. I have MANY years ahead of me to make music and I feel stronger than ever, like I did when I first moved to Hollywood to make it. I’m a fighter again. Put me in the ring. Ring the bell, I’m ready life!
  2. Emma added a post in a topic: GagaDaily Cheek to Cheek Q&A with Lady Gaga: Submit Questions NOW!   

    Gaga has answered your questions. I am going to lock this thread and post her answers in another. Be on the lookout!

    Thank you everyone for participating!

  3. Emma added a post in a topic: GagaDaily Cheek to Cheek Q&A with Lady Gaga: Submit Questions NOW!   

    Hello GagaDaily,
    I am proud to announce that Gaga is doing an exclusive Q&A with GagaDaily members about her newest album with Tony Bennett,  Cheek to Cheek .  Anyone can submit questions-- Gaga will be choosing her top 10 favorite questions personally and I will be posting her answers on her behalf (don't worry--she's typing them herself)!
    Again, this is a GagaDaily exclusive and Gaga will only be answering questions about Cheek to Cheek, so try to think of something creative that hasn't already been asked on other platforms like Twitter. 
    Without further ado.. fire up those keyboards, and ask away!
    Only post questions about C2C. Any other comments, conversations, etc. will be hidden.
    (You may include a short message to Gaga in a spoiler under your question)
  4. Emma added a post in a topic: #OperationCheektoCheek from the LADY Herself!   

    It'd be even more wonderful if you guys spread the word all through the weekend too!
    Going to sign off now, but I hope you all have been well. :)  It's been fun reading your reactions today!
  5. Emma added a post in a topic: #OperationCheektoCheek from the LADY Herself!   

    I can't actually see the image.  Posting multiple tweets with all the links would be best, but any little bit helps!
  6. Emma added a post in a topic: #OperationCheektoCheek from the LADY Herself!   

    EDIT from Emma: Instead of screenshotting the letter and tweeting it, tweet/post each link individually to create more overall traffic.  Spread the word and link them to each one of the websites Gaga provided. :)  Thanks again for helping out, hope you enjoyed the surprise!
  7. Emma added a post in a topic: #OperationCheektoCheek from the LADY Herself!   

    She wrote it, I posted it xo
  8. Emma added a post in a topic: #OperationCheektoCheek from the LADY Herself!   

    EDIT from Emma: Instead of screenshotting the letter and tweeting it, tweet/post each link individually to create more overall traffic.  Spread the word and link them to each one of the websites Gaga provided. :)  Thanks again for helping out, hope you enjoyed the surprise!  Please spread the word as much as possible through the weekend!
  9. Emma added a post in a topic: Cheek to Cheek Album Discussion   

    Keep up the good work :) Gaga loves and appreciates your support and knows how much you love the album - totally awesome of you to buy multiple copies! Xoxo
  10. Emma added a post in a topic: Lady Gaga: Monsters Support Beliebers   

    I don't support his actions at all, but I support his fans who are probably going through a hard time and trying to make sense of all this.
    Also this:
  11. Emma added a post in a topic: Gypsy might NOT be 3rd single   

    This article is true… a final decision regarding the third single hasn't been made yet.
    I can't comment on what it is or what it might be, but I am allowed to say that much.
  12. Emma added a post in a topic: Gaga Offers Emma (GGD Mod & Haus Member) a Job at the BTWF   

    Thanks guys, I :heart: you all!
  13. Emma added a post in a topic: Gaga Related Random Conversation Thread   

    I can't disclose any behind-the-scenes stuff.  I signed an NDA (not disclosure form).
  14. Emma added a post in a topic: Gaga Related Random Conversation Thread   

    Moved this to Thoughts.
  15. Emma added a post in a topic: Katy Perry calls Lady Gaga The Queen   

    Merged the thread in News with this one.

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  1. ChicaSkas » Emma

    :runhug: Good to see you , girl

  2. Vanilla » Emma

    Hi Emma I was just wondering when the Q&A will begin :)

  3. Brian » Emma

    Miss talking to you <3 Hope you're doing well sweetie, catch up soon!

    1. Brian

      Feel free to add me on Skype if you use it - brianbeckwith12 :)
  4. rebornrocks » Emma

    Hi Emma! I don't know if you remember me, but 2 days ago, me and a bunch of other fans met you in front of Gaga's apartment. I was the boy with the glasses who was petting Ole a bit. I just wanted to thank you for giving us a pleasant close to an otherwise tiring and uneventful day. :)

  5. Michael » Emma

    Hi Emma :) Hope all is well. I'm just wondering if you could help clear something up that is a slight area of confusion among the fanbase. Some people are convinced that the song title "Burqa" was just an early version of Aura, and some believe that it's an entirely different song that we've never heard. I wonder if you know the answer to this and would be able to clear the uncertainty about it. Thank you :)

    1. ChicaSkas

      burqa if i recall correctly was just the original name of Aura, but I will let Emma answer better than my memory!
    2. Michael

      I thought so too
  6. Fox People » Emma

    can you please message me? i need your help. Thanks! :)

  7. Ray of Light » Emma

    Emma! I'll never forget the day you made me a set <3 It's burning so bright in my memory. So happy for all you've accomplished, I hope life is going swell :)

    1. DirtyLittleMonster

      LOL sorry, I was getting a bit confused with this posting thing. I send you a PM about something, an idea. I wanted to know what you think.
  8. Emma

    CLLG is in fact, fake. Sorry guys!

    1. Weasel

      Hew cares I want DWUW
    2. Lum

      thank you for clearing that up! what a mess that was :haha:
    3. Kankuro

      Thanks for telling us, Emma :-)
  9. Emma

    Opened Photoshop for the first time in a long time today… wish me luck, I think I lost my touch a little. Will post the results when I'm done!

    1. Pandora

      Good luckk! :party:
    2. FATCAT

      Hope it turns out well!
    3. Mer Boy

      Look forward to the finished products!
  10. Emma

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

    1. hmm

      Same to you!
    2. Essence

      Happy holidays Emma!
    3. JFK

      2u, 2
    4. 13rayan

      Merry Christmas!
    5. Mary Pain

      Merry Christmas to you too !
    6. Edu

      Merry Christmas, Emma! Could you put us inside whats going with Gaga?
    7. Mary Pain

      Yes! I would like to know too. Maybe you can tell us after Christmas if you are allowed :)
  11. Emma

    You guys need to know that Gaga doesn't even visit this website anymore due to the constant negativity. You may not like everything she does, but you can still respect her decisions. ARTPOP is about celebration and love. If you don't like that she isn't #1 all the time, go stan for Katy Perry. I know not all of you are negative, but please see the positivity and try to focus. Stop the Drama and Start the Music.

    1. Show previous comments  95 more
    2. Brown Eyes

      so atrl made a thread about this lol. Agreed with this comment: "Why is a popstar reading a fan website in the first place? How does she even have the time for that? Generally popstars are busy rehearsing, being creative, working, not reading stuff about them on the internet. That's like the worse thing a celeb can do, read about themselves, it can really **** up their heads. Just close up to the comments and do your thing."
    3. qmpierre000

      And by all means I'm not saying you all have to love and kiss her butt. But choose your battles. Drug Use, being hyprocritical, doing something that is illegal immoral and unethical, go ahead and vocally complain about. But if you are going on and on about how something is not number one or how you don't like her hair or something, come on guys really?
    4. Glow

      Also, telling us to stan for Katy Perry was completely unnecessary and hypocritical after the 'Start the music, stop the drama' comment.
    5. Adakam

      I hope yall are proud of yourselves, but yall had to be bitches and treat her like a slave so she gets you a #1 that you can brag about on facebook and get likes because its the only way the world pays attention to you, bring me that WP, but a big **** you to you people that caused this, look what you done, but noo, you couldnt be mature about stuff, MERRY CHRISTMAS, THIS IS ON YOU, THANKS FOR RUINING GAGA'S RECENT HAPPINESS
    6. Lavender Pubes

      Some fans here take it too far, Gaga has been outright dragged on these forums ever since ARTPOP didnt turn out to be as successful as expected... personally, i'm not that bothered by it, And I definitely agree that the negativity should stop. It saddens me how so many people disrespect her now. On the other hand I also think Gaga has become quite bigoted now. She's started a lot of drama on her own accord this era and it seems to me she isn't taking criticism well. Gaga's re...
    7. Lavender Pubes

      Gaga's response to the album's poor reception and her inability to take criticism is equally saddening and disappointing. She really needs to get her act together on her side as well. Perhaps stop surrounding herself with 'yes' people for starters.
    8. Benji

      People need to learn the difference between being critical and being a c*nt, there's a lot about the ARTPOP era I don't really like but I explain it without calling Gaga names, dissing this and that etc etc.. it's not hard to be respectful if you don't like something
    9. SISTER

      If visiting this site makes Gaga feel bad, then it's best that she not visit, but by telling us this, aren't you all trying to make us "fans" feel bad at the same time. Some of us have nothing to do with this drama. We are the fans that care about what's happening with Lady Gaga.
    10. Oscar

      I'm gonna comment on this to give ya'll a notification :hor:
    11. Smooth Criminal

      Please stop. Thanks.
    12. CHANTEL

    13. Simon

      what is so bad with Katy perry. I stan for both.
    14. Ikvs

      shut up simon stop bumping it
    15. Simon

    16. Glutamate

      oscar you bitch i swear
    17. Majora

      Deleted my comment to comment again :lolgaga:
    18. Glutamate

      no now they know the secret
    19. Luc

      Do you wanna see me naked lover?
    20. lodylody

    21. Smooth Criminal

      Can you guys plz stop? This is really annoying!
    22. Glutamate

    23. Glutamate

      oh wait
    24. Luc

      What does the fox say?
    25. lodylody

      sorry bbz xxxxxx
    26. Luc

  12. Alex Spears » Emma

    Hay gurl! How are you? :) I have a few questions tbh....

  13. ChicaSkas » Emma

    i wish you were in LA ! I want to give you a hug <3 I'll be reporting from ArtPopUp LA tomorrow :)

  14. ChicaSkas » Emma

    i wish you were in LA ! I want to give you a hug <3 I'll be reporting from ArtPopUp LA tomorrow :)

  15. Zach Monster » Emma

    You've been invited to the GA of the month contest! http://gagadaily.com/index.php?showtopic=68896

  16. ABC » Emma

    I get a warning for that? Are you being serious right now? People here are such drama queens it's crazy.

  17. Pianist93 » Emma

    Hi Emma ! Congratulation - member of the HAUS ;) Love from Austria

  18. Emma

    The theme song from The Proud Family is stuck in my head. :rip:

    1. Arturo

    2. Temple

      The proud proud family
    3. Lamon

      its so catchy
  19. Jase » Emma

    http://gagadaily.com/index.php?showtopic=57723 - If you can hun, point Gaga in the direction of this thread. I think she needs something like this during such a distressing time xo
  20. eatenbygaga » Emma

    Hi! I don't understand why I'm not able to post a new thread on the forum. I want to share my Applause make up so badly. Could you explain why, please? Paws up -Cherin

  21. Tacta » Emma

    Thank you Emma for closing that discussion about the new leak. I can't with those Little Monsters who help to spread a illegal leak. I just can't.

  22. Mittens » Emma

    Girl you better ruuunnnn and hide! :hug: