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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hello, Hello, Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga!

"Just heard my duet 'Hello, Hello' with Elton is up for nomination at the Oscars! Gnomeo & Juliet is such a beautiful film. I'm so happy!!" Lady Gaga informed via Facebook on Tuesday night. (Note double exclamation points; that really, really is happy, happy, hello, hello!!) She then added for our edification: "Sipping tea in Japan with Haus." [Haus of Gaga, her creative team according to Gagapedia, I believe she means.] "Feeling so grateful. We sold about 1 million albums a month worldwide since the release of BORN THIS WAY."

"Up for nomination" means the song is now on the Oscar short list; not yet a nominee. The final nominations will be announced January 24 and the Oscars will take place on February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre, in L.A.

As a number of songs from "The Muppets" are also in the running, I wouldn't expect to find Lady Gaga, Lady Happy wearing Muppets as clothing again, at least not prior to February 26. Not in public, anyhow. Especially since Her Gagaciousness was cut from the final edit of their film.

MTV on-line added, in their coverage of this announcement, "The busy holiday season caps off an even busier year for Lady Gaga, who happened to be MTV News' Top Newsmaker of 2011. She tirelessly released singles, videos, personas, a chart-topping album (Born This Way) and scooped up awards at seemingly every show from the Grammys to the VMAs. She was also #5 on our list of Best Artists of 2011, and her disco empowerment track 'Born This Way' snagged the #5 spot on the Best Songs of 2011 list as well."

Frankly, I'd say the song has a good shot at getting the final nod. Check out the link to hear it, below.

("Disco empowerment track," did MTV say? I like the sound of that!)


  1. People forget to mention that the reason she sold so many albums was because the first week she sold the whole damn thing for 99 cents, selling 1.2 million that week alone (US total stands at just over 2 mil). But a sale is a sale, I guess.

  2. Smart marketing paid off. Nothing wrong with that.