Music News – Friday, September 11

Lady Gaga has talked a lot about how important family is in her life,  and she’s opened up about just how pivotal her grandmother was — especially in the wake of her sexual assault when she was younger.
Gaga tells Oprah Winfrey‘s O Magazine that her maternal grandmother really helped her through the trauma she suffered as a 19-year-old aspiring singer. She says, “After I was raped, I cried on her couch for days. Eventually she turned on MTV and told me to look up. A female artist was performing. My grandmother said, ‘I’ll let you cry the rest of the day, but then tomorrow you’re going to go back out and make a real change in this world. No more tears tomorrow.'”

Harry Styles tells the Daily Times that some good will come out of the pandemic. “I think a lot of powerful music is going to come from it. Ultimately you have people who have a need to express themselves through music and writing and film and so many different ways, who are now having a lot of extra time with no distractions. … It gives you an ability to have almost like a bird’s-eye view of the world and your life.”