Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" held the title of best selling single of all time, going eleven times platinum. Now, a song has gone 12 times platinum. Who?
"Baby" by Justin Bieber is now the best selling song of all time. With Billboard now taking into account Youtube views, "Baby" surpasses "Candle In The Wind"..although it hasn't sold more.
Bieber's "Baby" featuring rapper Ludacris has sold 3.9 million copies and has been viewed 859 MILLION times on YouTube.
Elton's "Candle In The Wind"/"Something About The Way You Look Tonight" has sold 33 million copies world-wide, 11 million in the U.S. There is no official YouTube channel for the "Candle In The Wind" performance, meaning it falls behind Bieber's YouTube hits, regardless of sales.
As much as I like the step forward Billboard has taken counting YouTube views, it changing the charts of songs that were there for years is disappointing.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Let's see if Bieber is still selling out 60,000 seat arena's 45 years into his career....
Britney Spears showed up as a brunette to Elton John’s 21st Annual AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Party last night.
She wore to the event in West Hollywood wearing Michael Cinco Couture dress with YSL heels.
It is rumored that Britney is dating again after calling off her engagement to Jason Trawick earlier this year. She showed up to the event "solo" in the Hollywood meaning with no date.
Regardless, she looks great!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Hitting It One More Time....
Jon Stewart has been tapped to host the MusicCares Person of The Year Tribute To Bruce Springsteen. Also announced is a bevvy of musical talent that will perform at the event.
The performers will be Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris,Faith Hill, Jim James, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder, and Neil Young.
Previous MusicCares Person Of The Year Awards have been given to Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Neil Young.
Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 23rd year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.
The event will take place Grammy Weekend on Friday, February 8th.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Who will sing "Thunder Road"?....
So by now, you've heard that during Madonna's MDNA tour, she either takes out her breast and exposes it to the audience or flashes her 54 year old in shape booty. All the while, she takes a jab at Lady Gaga for "Born This Way" sounding too similar to her own hit "Express Yourself" from the 80's.
Well, Gaga had enough this week. She flashed her own butt at her show and said: " 'I don’t give a f*** what people say. We don’t give a f***. We know the truth." This is a direct response to "I Don't Give A" by Madonna.
Gaga's butt is quite athletic. Madonna's seems pretty tight. Wait. Aren't we supposed to be talking about their tours and the music here? Well, if they want that, lift up your pants!
Quick! Someone make sure that Elton John doesn't try to start pulling down his pants at his concerts soon.
Whose side (cheeks) are U on?-DocFB
Madonna walked the red carpet in Moscow for her Hard Candy Fitness Center there.
She is in Russia with her MDNA world tour.
“Well I can say why I chose Moscow. Because I, first of all, I love the city, and I had a very good experience when I came here with my show. And second of all, I feel like people here really have a good work ethic, and are really into fitness and work long hours, and I thought this was a really good place to start a gym.”
We wonder though...do you think her outfit looks like a "Fairground" hooker like Elton John said?-DocFB
In a new interview, he is relentless when it comes to the Queen of Pop.
“She’s such a nightmare. Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger Cunt.”
Oh, the diva did not stop there.
“If Madonna had any common sense she would have made a record like Ray of Light and stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly.”
“But no, she had to go and prove… she looks like a f**king fairground stripper. She’s been so horrible to Gaga,”
I will admit, her new album "MDNA" is no "Ray Of Light" at all. Madonna used to be cool with Gaga as well until she felt that Gaga was borrowing too much from her and claiming Gaga's "Born This Way" was a straight rip-off of Madonna's "Express Yourself" from the 80's.
So, is Elton right or is he way off?-DocFB
Chelsea Handler was letting her ass hang out when she met Raphael Saadiq. Chelsea will show Raphael her butt anytime he wants.
Chelsea talked about seeing him perform before and being very impressed. Elton John wrote the piece on Saadiq on Time 100's Most Influential Lists.
He also talked about when he first met Prince. interesting that Chelsea wanted to know.
Check out the interview above.-DocFB