Christina Aguilera and Grace Jones Say 'No, Thanks' To Lady Gaga Comparisons. Copied frofm Yahoo.

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    Apr 23, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
    Posted Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:40pm PDT by Liana Maeby in Stop The Presses!
    Two legendary pop stars have jumped on an anti-Gaga bandwagon: Both Christina Aguilera and Grace Jones were recently compared to the "Paparazzi" prima donna, and it seems neither singer is particularly happy about the news.
    Former Mickey Mouse Clubber Aguilera is set to release a new album, "Bionic," in June, her first in four years. The album's first single, "Not Myself Tonight," has been getting radio play for the past few weeks, and many who have heard it compared the synthetic beats and breathy vocals to the music of Lady Gaga.
    Christina shrugged off the comparisons, explaining that it's all part of the business. She told the Bert Show on Q100 in Atlanta Tuesday morning: "It just comes with the territory. That, in particular, is not even worth wasting the breath to comment on. I've been around for over a decade and I think my work speaks for myself."
    Christina's been getting Gaga comparisons ever since the Fame Monster artist arrived on the scene. In 2008, Aguilera admitted that she wasn't even really aware of Lady Gaga, telling the LA Times: "I'm not quite sure who this person is, to be honest. I don't know if it is a man or a woman. I just wasn't sure. I really don't spend any time on the Internet, so I guess I live a little under a rock in that respect."

    Legendary singer, actress, and model Grace Jones has some Gaga resemblances to contend with as well, though she's accusing the pop star of copying her look. The complaints came after Gaga reportedly asked Jones to work on a collaboration. Jones turned the singer down, explaining to The Guardian: "I'd just prefer to work with someone who is more original and someone who is not copying me, actually."

    Grace became a fashion icon in the late '70s, perfecting an outrageous personal style that includes hoods, collars, and body paint - all things that have come to represent Lady Gaga as well. Jones, a former Bond girl and Warhol muse, thinks the similarities are more than just coincidental. "I've seen some things she's worn that I've worn," she told The Guardian. "And that does kind of piss me off."
    And how about Gaga's talent? About the music, Grace said, simply: "I wouldn't go to see her."


    I have to agree with the Former Bond Girl on this one.

  • rnch

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    Apr 23, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    who WOULD enjoy being compared to lady gag-me? icon_rolleyes.gif
  • kaccioto

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    Apr 23, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    these washed out broads forgot rule #1 of true artistry ala picasso..

    good artists copy; great artists steal.

    heisted by a local chick from yonkers.

    je veux ton amoouuuur
  • calibro

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    Apr 23, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    because those each invented the genre...
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    Apr 23, 2010 11:07 PM GMT
    aguilera is just a jealous bitch. I love gaga. So does the rest of the world. Shes already accomplished more than aguilera could ever hope
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    Apr 23, 2010 11:27 PM GMT
    If you look back far enough, nobody is original. And original or not, Gaga hit this one out of the park in ways the other two could only dream of. She might be just be a flash in the pan, but few artists can boast such a rapid and meteoric ascent. Yeah, she drew inspiration from a lot of people that came before her, but she obviously did something different because she caught the attention of a much broader audience that those other gals.

    Sounds a little bit like a case of......

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    Apr 23, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
    Let's be honest. I do find Gaga tunes catchy but it is still bubblegum pop. It is not as if we are talking about great art. I don't blame them for feeling insulted.
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    Apr 23, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    viveutvivas saidLet's be honest. I do find Gaga tunes catchy but it is still bubblegum pop. It is not as if we are talking about great art. I don't blame them for feeling insulted.


    Christina is about as bubblegum as you can get. Infact, didn't she rip off Brittney back in the late 90's...?

    It makes me sad that Grace Jones isn't into Gaga, but I get it. Infact, back when I was in the anti-Gaga camp one of my friends was shocked because I dig Grace Jones so much.
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    Apr 23, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
    "Gaga hit this one out of the park in ways the other two could only dream of. "

    Yep. Jones was interesting to look at and her music never struck me as very musical, just tone-talking through her nose. And really, she ought to be flattered that the just about the biggest thing on the scene pays her hommage with those cique du soleil outfits. Can't comment on Cristina. I think Minnie Mouse was Disney's best heroine, not Brit, not Christina,et al.
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    Apr 24, 2010 12:04 AM GMT
    That sucks that we won't get to hear a Lady Gaga/Grace Jones collaboration. The only similarities between Gaga and Christina are their looks. That's what I noticed instantly when I saw the "Just Dance" video. Other than that, I don't see or hear anything strikingly similar.
  • Artesin

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    Apr 24, 2010 12:04 AM GMT
    Wipe gagas vocals off the music and the beats might just be worth listening too as it stands each stanza seems to simply represent a patchwork assemblage. She isn't an artist, she is a performer, nothing more than an actor. Is that bad? Not at all, but to try and justify her transparent "songs" as music is such an insult to sincere artists. Most songs lack strong concepts and they fail to portray what little they have in an artistically subtle way. Every line seems to have a predetermined amount of syllables and a basic ABAB rhyme scheme, this is where the patchwork and weak concepts come into play, only existing for a catchy rhythm even if the lines don't mean shit. It's like symphonies playing in the C major scale. It's dull, boring and flogged to death.
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    Apr 24, 2010 12:16 AM GMT
    death_dodge saidWipe gagas vocals off the music and the beats might just be worth listening too as it stands each stanza seems to simply represent a patchwork assemblage. She isn't an artist, she is a performer, nothing more than an actor. Is that bad? Not at all, but to try and justify her transparent "songs" as music is such an insult to sincere artists. Most songs lack strong concepts and they fail to portray what little they have in an artistically subtle way. Every line seems to have a predetermined amount of syllables and a basic ABAB rhyme scheme, this is where the patchwork and weak concepts come into play, only existing for a catchy rhythm even if the lines don't mean shit. It's like symphonies playing in the C major scale. It's dull, boring and flogged to death.


    Yeah, exactly. Pop music.
  • Artesin

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    Apr 24, 2010 12:20 AM GMT
    Sometimes it just needs to be reiterated that it is only pop music and not the foundation for future music, peoples sense for quality vanished off the map when gaga hit the scene.
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    Apr 24, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    rnch saidwho WOULD enjoy being compared to lady gag-me? icon_rolleyes.gif


    another talentless bimbo? icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 24, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    Christina will always be the talent of our generation. GaGa may be new and hip, but her voice can never compare to Christina. Not to mention Christina's natural beauty.
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    Apr 24, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
    And how about Gaga's talent? About the music, Grace said, simply: "I wouldn't go to see her."

    best thing said in the whole article. im super anti-gaga, i simply cant stand her music. i would rather be in silence than listen to her. Im a post-Christina fan(middle school days) so i back her when she says that she would rather not be compared to lady gaga. all in all good things said.
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    Apr 24, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    I've never liked Lady Gaga...always have seen her as a copycat of other pop stars...so i'm glad to hear people finally point out that she isn't anywhere near as revolutionary as people have made her seem to be...perfect example: her latest, "Telephone", a product/brand heavy video (miracle whip, wonder bread, diet pepsi anyone?) thats a complete rip-off and wannabe Tarantino film (even down to the pussywagon)...I have to give Beyonce a pass on this one...but its tough.

    I'll just be glad when shes an obscure pop reference...
    to those that love her, enjoy it, just don't get mad when I roll my windows up at the red light.
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    Apr 24, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    Before she became "crazy"



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    death_dodge saidWipe gagas vocals off the music and the beats might just be worth listening too as it stands each stanza seems to simply represent a patchwork assemblage. She isn't an artist, she is a performer, nothing more than an actor. Is that bad? Not at all, but to try and justify her transparent "songs" as music is such an insult to sincere artists. Most songs lack strong concepts and they fail to portray what little they have in an artistically subtle way. Every line seems to have a predetermined amount of syllables and a basic ABAB rhyme scheme, this is where the patchwork and weak concepts come into play, only existing for a catchy rhythm even if the lines don't mean shit. It's like symphonies playing in the C major scale. It's dull, boring and flogged to death.


    She isn't a performer? Have you put any research into her? So what if her "pop" tunes stand out. Check youtube to see her in the past, she's actually got a good voice, and talent. Hell! The woman wrote songs for the music industry before coming to what she is now.

    I think there comes a point where people misconstrue every little goddamn thing to where, "They're not original, blah blah blah." Think about it, you're not original either. You're just a collection of thoughts and feelings that most other people have had over time and grew up with or assembled. Not hard to figure it out but it's basic human principal.

    I can see where the hating on someone for not being "the type" of thing you're into, but the fact of the matter is... at the end of the day she's making millions, doing outlandish and quite frankly helping music run it's course as well as throwing her influence into bigger and better things than her spec of time.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m98QJ_QXc4

    Most other people would've gotten sidetracked by him talking about their music and what not...but she stayed on the actual issue of AIDS at hand.
    I have never seen or even heard of Christina Aguilera or Grace Jones do a damn thing to try to help anyone else other than say something about Haiti, which for Christ sake's...who didn't!? I'm not going crazy over someone just generally not liking Lady Gaga but to say she has no real talent/imagination and is just copying other people... At least you have to respect that she's doing it right rather than doing it wrong and just for self gain.
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    Apr 24, 2010 1:37 AM GMT
    I'm reminded of a critique written circa 1985 that proclaimed one singer as the icon of the future and another as a talentless flash in the pan. The icon is currently on The Celebrity Apprentice. The flash in the pan recently released her third greatest hits album. So while one of these girls wanted to have fun, the other materialized into something almost larger than life.

    Is Gaga that next version? Don't know. Too early to tell. But Grace Jones is over 60 and never really had a hit, Christina has a powerful voice but I found she never really defined a style (actually, I felt she tried to copy Whitney and Celine), and, just for comparison's sake, Britney's career has become nothing but poorly lip synched concerts and tabloid stories.

    Gaga, like that aforementioned Material Girl, is pretty good at getting attention without being self destructive, and even if she 'copies' or finds inspiration in the work of other artists, she mashes together interesting styles and makes them her own. And at least she pays attention to what's out there.

    Honestly, I'm really not a super fan of hers. But I do get what she's doing, find it interesting, and am glad she's doing what she's doing. Music for the past 10 years has been so incredibly boring and repetitive that it is fun to have someone make you go "WTF?" every now and then.Kinda like what Bjork did in the 1990s.
  • Artesin

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    Apr 24, 2010 1:40 AM GMT
    Her stripped down acoustic versions are decent, I've seen them before but what's a decent past when the futures been sold out and striken with horrible, ill-conceived lyrics? Maybe when she realises that gimmicks with no basis aren't necessary she'll be worth something.

    However, it seemed like this post started off with the concept of music in mind not political conquests. She may be the nicest, worldly person with everyones best interests in mind and regardless if she figureheaded/promo'd the aids parade, which was plastered all over logo, doesn't retract from the fact that anything she previously was has been erased.
  • Mepark

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    Apr 24, 2010 2:57 AM GMT
    Compared to Aguilera, Lady Gaga is garbage, and that's being nice.
  • bufboston

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    Apr 24, 2010 6:43 AM GMT
    Ladies and gentlemen, Miss Grace Jones.
  • ja89

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    Apr 24, 2010 11:22 AM GMT
    sportsguy933 saidBefore she became "crazy"



    this video SCREAMS crazy in the making. look at what she's doing with her hand iin the beginning, that foreshadows a song called 'Bad Romance' lol. the first vid was a much better vid, she shows she has some talent. i was in 'AWE'
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    Apr 24, 2010 11:31 AM GMT
    Jones and Aguilera were "...recently compared to the "Paparazzi" prima donna, Gaga..."

    Why would anyone in the industry - presumably entertainment reporters - compare these two performers to Gaggit? They were around many years before the she began to Xerox her way onto the scene.

    They have every right to feel insulted. Of course Ms. Jones is going to decline the opportunity to perform alongside Gaggit. Falling for a stunt like that would allow Gag's publicist to position Jones as a follower, not a leader. This must be killing Gag's camp.

    I'm glad more entertainers are jumping on this bandwagon. The sooner this house of cards falls, the better.

    Gagme needs to stop focusing on the marketing of some bullshit image and finally start producing something real. Hey, Stef, do yourself a favor and drop the Perez Hilton-inspired facade. Produce music comparable to what you were doing back when you weren't a clown, and maybe your peers will begin to take you seriously. Are you in it for the money, or for the art?