The Fame Monster

The Fame monster

Click pic to play "Bad Romance"

One listen to Lady Gaga’s new single “Bad Romance” and there is no doubt in my mind that the theatrical pop superstar has another SMASH hit on her hands.  Produced and co-written by frequent collaborator, RedOne, “Bad Romance” is one of eight new recordings to be featured on The Fame Monster, a deluxe edition of Lady GaGa’s first studio album (The Fame).

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Click pic to play "Bad Romance"

Set to be unveiled next month, the previously unreleased material deals with the various “monsters” GaGa dealt with (such as love, loneliness, and death) during her most recent travels.

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Click pic to play "Bad Romance"

Although some folks may feel releasing a bonus track as a single is unnecessary (considering the hit potential of songs on the original track-listing), this particular strategy has proven to be very fruitful in the past couple of years.

One of the earliest examples that come to mind is Usher’s special edition of 2004’s Confessions, featuring the Alicia Keys duet “My Boo”.  In addition to claiming the number one spot on Billboard Hot 100 chart upon its release, “My Boo” helped the album reach platinum status nine times over.

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Click pic to play "Bad Romance"

A more recent illustration lies in Rihanna’s Reloaded version of Good Girl Gone Bad (released nearly a year after the original set).  Following in the footsteps of “Umbrella”, the fourth and fifth singles (“Take a Bow” and “Disturbia”) dominated pop radio and increased album sales by one million.

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Aside from the potential sales benefits of repackaged albums, this marketing tool allows artists to include material that may not have been cohesive with the initial track-list.  For me, there’s nothing more annoying than listening to an album filled with filler.

Then, there are those artists (like Gaga) who want to afford their fans the privilege of hearing more music from them.  In hindsight, everyone involved is happy: from the artist and fans to the record label.

With The Fame Monster as well as her upcoming solo tour (The Monster Ball), I wouldn’t be surprised if this album went two times platinum by the year’s end.

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Click pic to play "Bad Romance"

Article produced by Brian Buchana.
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33 comments

  1. freddie · November 3, 2009

    Lady ga ga rocks! shes a great artist! check out this video I love it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCHOTEvtIcU

    • DbryJ Music · November 3, 2009

      She totally is Freddie. Thanks for the link too

      • Merry xmas Lady Gaga love the pic’z

      • joelyzz (joel cooper) · December 19, 2009

        everyone in my skool thinkz Lady Gaga (stefani) is a boy.apprently she lookz like 1 how nasty r they? anyway Lady gaga is ausome and alwayz will be :)lol

      • DbryJ Music · December 26, 2009

        Thanks for commenting Joel 🙂

      • joelyzzz · December 19, 2009

        everyone in my skool thinkz Lady Gaga lookz like a male i don’t lol 🙂

      • DbryJ Music · December 26, 2009

        Yeah a lot of people say that. She’s sexy no matter what anyone says though.

      • joelyzzz · December 19, 2009

        I luv Lady Gaga lol :)she’s such a good singer and alwayz will be 🙂

      • DbryJ Music · December 26, 2009

        So true.

        Thanks for commenting 🙂

      • joelyzzz · December 19, 2009

        Lady Gaga is a good singer but she is
        stupied coz she wrote lyrics for britney and pussycatdolls how sad she would proberbly be more rich now! lol 🙂

      • DbryJ Music · December 26, 2009

        Actually Lady GaGa made a LOT of $$ writing songs for Britney Spears and the Pussycat Dolls. Songwriters make more money than singers do. Lady GaGa is the best of both worlds because she writes songs for herself and for other singers. She’s awesome, she’s smart, and she’s sexy.

        FYI: Lady GaGa is already super rich.

        Thanks for commenting.

    • joelyzz (big Lady Gaga fan) · December 19, 2009

      love the photo’z so wicked take some more pic’z plz

      • DbryJ Music · December 26, 2009

        Go to google.com, click on images, and then type in Lady GaGa. She has a lot of pics that you probably haven’t seen before. Check them out 🙂

  2. dynasty86 · November 4, 2009

    I’m loving the pics Dex! Also, thanks Freddie for your input and enthusiasm 🙂

  3. Akuya · November 5, 2009

    Thanks for this…it says it all …and very well.

    • DbryJ Music · November 6, 2009

      Thank YOU Akuya for reading 🙂 And I have to thank Brian B. for this excellent article. He’s the best music business analyst I know and one day he’s going to get international recognition for what he does.

      • joelyzzz · December 19, 2009

        I love bad romance its Lady Gaga’s best song she’s ever wrote! lol

      • DbryJ Music · December 26, 2009

        Yep “Bad Romance” is a wicked awesome song. Right now “Teeth” is my favorite Lady GaGa song on The Fame Monster.

    • joelyzzz · December 19, 2009

      Lady Gaga ROCKZ!!!!!!!!!!! great artist lol 🙂 bye Lady Gaga! lol… x

      • DbryJ Music · December 26, 2009

        Yes she does! lol. Thanks for commenting =)

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  6. lorraine · January 14, 2010

    i love lady gaga

  7. Vittoria · March 2, 2010

    I’m from Brazil , and Lady Gaga is my DIVA , I LOVE SHE !!! lady gaga’s photos is very perfect.

    • d.BRYJ Music · March 14, 2010

      Isn’t Miss GaGa is gorgeous? She’s my favorite diva in the world.

  8. Ingrid · March 17, 2010

    What is the name of the font on the top picture? Does anyone know??

    Gaahh! I ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ Lady GaGa! The beest singer in the whole wide world! Madonna might be the queen of pop, but Lady GaGa is the crown princess! ^^

    • d.BRYJ Music · March 22, 2010

      I’m not sure what that font is but it looks fly. I like the sound of “Crown Princess of Pop.” That suits Lady GaGa quite nicely =D

  9. dynasty86 · May 20, 2010

    I know this article has been on here for months, but I just need to clarify something. When I originally wrote this article, some kind of way I was under the impression that it was going to be a rerelease of her debut album, The Fame. Nonetheless, as an EP, the Fame Monster has done a very good job of maintaining Gaga’s status as a dominant force on radio and other mediums.

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