Lady Gaga credits N-Dubz’s Tulisa and Dappy in new pop comeback songs – The SunJanuary 21, 2020
IT has been nine years since N-Dubz split and most of us would struggle to name any of their songs.
But Lady Gaga, one of the world’s superstars, clearly still holds them in high regard.
Two tracks registered with a music database, which protects the copyright for unreleased songs, have been credited to Gaga and members of the Noughties group.
Feels So Good lists Dappy, Fazer and Tulisa as writers alongside US rapper TY Dolla $ign, major pop songwriter Toby Gad and Gaga.
The other tune, Chances, also gives Tulisa a credit.
A music source said: “Lady Gaga is about to launch her major pop comeback, so to have new songs
linked to N-Dubz is totally weird.
“They weren’t the coolest of groups and are now a bit of a laughing stock.
“It’s unclear whether these songs will make it on to her album and in what capacity the trio have been involved.
“It seems Tulisa has written on Chances, but with all three of them being referenced on Feels So Good, she may be sampling one of their old songs.
“Either way, given all of the huge pop songwriters Gaga could work with, it’s a very strange choice to get involved with them.”
I revealed last week how Gaga was planning to release her comeback single on February 7, but it now looks like she may bring it forward after her new track Stupid Love leaked in full.
The song has spread across the internet but her team have stayed tight-lipped.
Here’s hoping the rest of the album campaign is a bit smoother . . .
- LEWIS Capaldi has few hopes for Sunday’s Grammys in LA, where he is up for Song of the Year with Some- one You Loved. He said: “Am I going to win? Am I f***. But I’m going to go over and have a couple of days gett- ing absolutely out of my banger.”
- Sara Bareilles, who wrote and will star in the musical Waitress in the West End, says of her fears of performing in smaller venues: “It is more intimidating playing in a smaller place because you can see if somebody is falling asleep and there’s no hiding behind the dark- ness.”
- Alicia Keys will do UK and Irish gigs this summer as part of her first world tour since 2013. The singer-songwriter releases her album Alicia on March 20 and will then play shows in Dublin, Man- chester, Birmingham and London in June. Tickets will go on sale Monday.
- The producer of Circles, the posthumous last album by MAC MILLER, below, says he thinks there are vocals on the track I Can See by Mac’s ex, Ariana Grande. After queries by fans, Jon Brion said: “I believe there are. It was a pre-existing track . . . those vocals were already there.”
Lace is more, Rita
RITA Ora is a sheer delight in this lacy designer bodysuit. The Masked Singer judge shared the sexy selfie online.
She is working on new music in Los Angeles and last week was pictured shooting a music video, which we will see in the summer.
While last year was huge for Rita’s career, this one is gearing up to be even busier.
Along with the new songs, she will also be appearing in British film Twist, based on Charles Dickens' ’ novel Oliver Twist, before she starts a summer of worldwide live gigs.
She kicks off in Argentina on March 25 before hitting the UK for a headline set at British Summer Time in Hyde Park on July 4.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – name me a harder working woman in music right now . . .
DINAH Jane is the latest member of Fifth Harmony to go it alone.
She’s been in the studio with producers behind Rihanna and Britney Spears. Dinah will make her solo UK debut at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 21.
Taylor's new heartache over mum
TAYLOR Swift has revealed her mum is now fighting a brain tumour as well as cancer.
The superstar said mum Andrea’s health was the reason she has decided not to embark on a full world tour this year, instead opting for four dates in the US and a handful of festival appearances, including Glastonbury in June.
She explained: “We don’t know what is going to happen. We don’t know what treatment we’re going to choose. It just was the decision to make at the time, for right now, for what’s going on. While she was going through treatment, they found a brain tumour.
"And the symptoms of what a person goes through when they have a brain tumour is nothing like what we’ve ever been through with her cancer before. So it’s just been a really hard time for us as a family.”
Her mum’s health battle will be shown in Taylor’s new Netflix documentary Miss Americana, in which she will also premiere new song Only The Young.
Andrea was first diagnosed with the disease in 2015 and had managed to beat it, before getting the devastating news that it had returned.
Taylor first told her fans her mum’s cancer had come back in March last year, in an essay she wrote about turning 30.
In the piece she wrote for Elle magazine, Taylor said: “I’ve had to learn how to handle serious illness in my family.
“Both of my parents have had cancer, and my mom is now fighting her battle with it again. It’s taught me that there are real problems and then there’s everything else.
“My mom’s cancer is a real problem. I used to be so anxious about daily ups and downs. I give all of my worry, stress, and prayers to real problems now.”
JAMES Blake has been inundated with ticket requests since revealing he will support Kendrick Lamar at British Summer Time Hyde Park in London on July 5.
The Brit tweeted: “To my school bullies – guestlist is full.”
Take a Bowie, Halsey
SHE’S a trailblazer who has inspired many fans but now Halsey has revealed who inspires her.
The bisexual singer also channelled a series of male music legends – including David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan – for the latest issue of LGBTQ mag The Advocate.
Halsey recreated some of the artists’ most famous looks, including Bowie’s outfit from the music video to his 1971 hit Life On Mars.
She cited late rapper Biggie Smalls and Nirvana as her musical influences.
Halsey, who is bipolar and encourages fans to open up about their own mental health battles, previously said she wants to be a positive force.
She added: “I have girls reach out to me with a mental illness or someone who is, you know, a feminist. I like to be the in-between role model.”
CHRIS Martin hit out at autograph hunters following a Coldplay gig in LA on Monday.
He is seen on video telling them: “Don’t f***ing shout at me. It’s so aggressive. Either ask nicely, or just f***ing be polite.”
Channing's 'scary' role as single dad
CHANNING Tatum has admitted that he finds being a single parent “scary”.
The Magic Mike hunk parted from his actress wife Jenna Dewan in April 2018 and is still coming to terms with sharing custody of their six-year-old daughter Everly. He also recently split from his girlfriend Jessie J.
Channing said: “I never in a million years thought I would be a single dad. It’s a different dynamic when you have a daughter, it’s scary. I thought it would just be playing, have a wrestle and just do craziness.
“Then you realise you have to show boundaries, and it’s fun to do things inside a structure.”
On Running Wild With Bear Grylls, which airs on National Geographic on Sunday at 7pm, he added: “Relationships have fear, whether they are with your daughter or with a wife, a girlfriend.
"The biggest fear I have with Everly is teaching her how to manage fear.”
THE Mystery Jets are finally to release their album A Billion Heartbeats having had to delay it last year when singer Blaine Harrison needed emergency surgery.
It will be out on April 3, with a UK tour the same month.
JAMIE Foxx is taking no notice of predominantly white nominee lists for the Baftas and Oscars.
The actor, who missed out on any nods for his role in his latest film Just Mercy, said: “What we want is to keep doing movies. We don’t do movies for awards.”
Only white actors featured in the major categories for the Baftas, while Cynthia Erivo, up for Best Actress, is the only person of colour shortlisted for an acting award at the Oscars.
But Jamie added: “We want to be respectful of the nominees who have been nominated. It’s their time, we don’t want to cloud that. We keep moving.”
JOAQUIN Phoenix celebrated winning the Best Actor gong at Sunday’s SAG Awards in Los Angeles by going to an . . . abattoir.
After his triumph for Joker, the avid vegan swerved the after-parties to attend a vigil, praying for pigs which were about to be slaughtered.
Still in his Stella McCartney tux, Joaquin said: “Most people don’t really know of the torture and murder in the meat and dairy industry.
“We are so indoctrinated with these happy images of animals on farms, on the covers of meat containers, at restaurants, and it’s a lie.”
He sounds a right hoot.
Phoebe Bond so woke
JAMES Bond boss Barbara Broccoli has told how 007 has evolved since Phoebe Waller-Bridge joined the writing team on No Time To Die.
She claims the Fleabag creator has made the spy more fitting for the post-#MeToo era.
Barbara said: “He’s evolved, like men are evolving, one hopes. He’s got vulnerabilities. He’s much more 21st century.”
Rami Malek, who plays 007’s nemesis in the next instalment, also revealed how Phoebe helped shape his character.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he said: “She had an impact on what I was doing. We know her as a witty writer, but she’s got a knack for drama and tension as well.”
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