Thursday, November 15, 2012

Madonna, Psy Heat Up New York Concert

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - Queen of Pop Madonna and the new King of K-pop Psy heat up New York City as the latter became a surprise guest at Madonna's MDNA tour concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City last Nov. 13.
Madonna and Psy (Photos courtesy of @evaum33  and @psy_oppa on Twitter)
Psy appeared on stage wearing a red suit and joined Madonna to perform a mashup of his hit song "Gangnam Style" and Madonna's "Give It To Me."
"Are you ready, NYC?" Psy shouted as he emerged on stage.
Madonna, Psy and the dancers performed the signature horse-riding dance of "Gangnam Style."

The Korean rapper also stayed for Madonna's performance of "Music."
Before the concert, Psy tweeted, "I think tonight I am going to go dance with a friend and make some history. you will see."
Psy flew to New York City from Frankfurt, Germany, where he performed at the MTV Europe Music Awards and won Best Video for "Gangnam Style."
The rapper, whose "Gangnam Style" has racked up 723 million views on YouTube to date, will be performing at the 40th anniversary of the American Music Awards (AMA) on Nov. 18 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
He is joining the A-list of performers at the AMAs. They are Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted, Swizz Beatz featuring Chris Brown and Ludacris, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, Linkin Park, Nicki Minaj, No Doubt, P!nk, Pitbull, Taylor Swift and Usher.
Psy is also scheduled to perform on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" for a Thanksgiving Day episode.
Here's the complete list of nominees of the 2012 American Music Awards:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR * Justin Bieber * Drake * Maroon 5 * Katy Perry * Rihanna
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR * J. Cole * fun. * Gotye * Carly Rae Jepsen * One Direction
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK * Justin Bieber * Flo Rida * Pitbull * Usher
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK * Kelly Clarkson * Nicki Minaj * Katy Perry * Rihanna
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK * fun. * Maroon 5 * One Direction * The Wanted
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK * Justin Bieber /Believe * Maroon 5/Overexposed * Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded * One Direction/Up All Night
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY * Jason Aldean * Luke Bryan * Eric Church
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY * Miranda Lambert * Taylor Swift * Carrie Underwood
FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP - COUNTRY * Zac Brown Band * Lady Antebellum * Rascal Flatts
FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY * Luke Bryan/Tailgates & Tanlines * Lionel Richie/Tuskegee * Carrie Underwood/Blown Away
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP * Drake * Nicki Minaj * Tyga
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP * J. Cole/Cole World: The Sideline Story * Drake/Take Care * Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B * Chris Brown * Trey Songz * Usher
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B * BeyoncĂ© * Mary J. Blige * Rihanna
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B * Chris Brown/Fortune * Rihanna/Talk That Talk * Usher/Looking 4 Myself
FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK * The Black Keys * Gotye * Linkin Park
FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY * Adele * Kelly Clarkson * Train
FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN * Don Omar * Pitbull * Shakira
FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL * Jeremy Camp * Newsboys * tobyMac
FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM) * David Guetta * Calvin Harris * Skrillex
Link to my original post: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/381520/madonna-psy-heat-up-new-york-concert

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