Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lady Gaga by Jeff Koons, 2013

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lady Gaga Claims Pic Of Metallica Crowd Is Her Own Audience

Lady Gaga Claims Pic Of Metallica Crowd Is Her Own Audience:


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Lady Gaga posted a photo of the mammoth crowd in attendance during her performance at Festival D’été in Quebec to Instagram over the weekend, describing the night as “magical.” The only problem was that the “magical” night depicted in the photo actually belonged to Metallica.

Though Gaga’s performance at the Canadian festival drew a very respectable 90,000 people, this was 40,000 less than the 130,000 attendees that showed up for Metallica’s appearance at the same event three years earlier, i.e. the event that was depicted in the photo she shared to her Instagram.

“Those little dots are fans, and that’s our stage and lights beaming from the center,” wrote the reigning queen of pop or whoever it is that manages her social media account. “Unreal 90,000 ppl showed up! What a magical night,” she added, before hash-tagging with #artraveQuebec.

After various blogs and an irate Metallica fan or two pointed out Gaga’s mistake, the singer quickly took to Twitter to correct the error and post actual photos from her own appearance. Gaga insisted she “was not trying to fool anyone” and then used the opportunity to take a jab at Madonna.

“Maybe the Madonna fans on your site can use a microscope to count the fans,” Gaga tweeted in response to celebrity gossip site Oh No They Didn’t. Apparently the bad blood still flows since Madge criticised Gaga for the similarities between her hit Express Yourself and Gaga’s Born This Way.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gaga’s Leaked R.Kelly, Terry Richardson Video “An Ad For Rape”

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Gaga’s Leaked R.Kelly, Terry Richardson Video “An Ad For Rape”
Gaga’s Leaked R.Kelly, Terry Richardson Video “An Ad For Rape”
Lady Gaga‘s unreleased music video for Do What U Want was partially leaked earlier today, and industry sources are now claiming that the clip was held back from release due to the tarnished public image of the video’s director, Terry Richardson, as well as Gaga’s collaborator on the track, R. Kelly.

Late last year, Gaga told fans on the Little Monsters forum that the video for Do What U Want was scrapped because of time constraints and people whom she believed had “betrayed” her. But now, sources have come forward claiming that the clip was not released publicly because of sex scandals surrounding Richardson and Kelly.

The racy NSFW video (below), which has now been partially leaked by TMZ, depicts Gaga playing patient and Kelly playing doctor. In a portion of the clip, Gaga reportedly riffs on the real-life hip injury she sustained last year.

Gaga asks Kelly, “Will I ever be able to walk again?” The singer replies, “Yes, if you let me do whatever I want with your body.” According to Page Six, Kelly then tells Gaga, “I’m putting you under, and when you wake up, you’re going to be pregnant.” Richardson can also be seen in the clip.

Page Six was informed that the video was shot in September 2013 for a December release, but was scrapped after weeks of delays.

Controversial photographer Terry Richardson, who was also behind Miley CyrusWrecking Ball video, has been accused of sexual misconduct by a number of his models over the last few years. An online petition asking companies to boycott Richardson gathered steam on Change.org last year. Richardson has denied the allegations as recently as this week in a New York magazine cover story.

R. Kelly faced backlash in December last year over an interview with Village Voice in which writer Jim DeRogatis recalled the sexual assault suits filed against Kelly in the 1990s. There were “dozens of girls — not one, not two, dozens — with harrowing lawsuits,” DeRogatis said. Kelly was once tried for child pornography, but was acquitted on all charges.

Page Six‘s industry source has posited that, “Gaga had a video directed by an alleged sexual predator, starring another sexual predator. With the theme, ‘I’m going to do whatever I want with your body’? It was literally an ad for rape.”

A source has told Rolling Stone that there is no connection between Richardson’s sexual misconduct allegations and the video being scrapped. The source referred to Gaga’s original claims of mismanagement and timing issues as the real reason.

Lady Gaga, Terry Richardson and R. Kelly are yet to comment publicly.

Gaga has never been one to shy away from controversy in the name of art. Earlier this year she caused a stir by getting puked on at SXSW, leading to a petition which sought to stop her “glamourising bulimia”. She’s also undertaken her fair share of Marina Abramovic-inspired pieces.

Watch: Lady Gaga – Do What U Want Leaked Excerpts (NSFW)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lady Gaga Hits The Streets In A Bra, Without Her Wig (NSFW)

Lady Gaga Hits The Streets In A Bra, Without Her Wig (NSFW): Lady Gaga sure has a knack for making her underwear her outerwear.



Gaga headed out in a sheer bra and jumpsuit on June 12 in New York City. The "Applause" singer wore an enormous diamond necklace with matching earrings and bracelets to top off the ensemble. On her arm, she carried a structured purse and her beloved French bulldog pup, Asia.



The 28-year-old has been donning a dark curly wig lately, but on Thursday she decided to wear her own jet-black hair in a topknot.



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Friday, June 13, 2014

Lady Gaga’s Russian Tour Promoter Cops Fine For ‘Gay Propaganda’

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Lady Gaga’s Russian Tour Promoter Cops Fine For ‘Gay Propaganda’


A St. Petersburg court has fined the promotions team behind Lady Gaga‘s local show last year for spreading “propaganda of alcohol consumption and homosexuality,” in violation of a law that prohibits exposing children to “harmful information,” after a local resident filed a complaint.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, St. Petersburg’s court #122 responded to Nadezhda Petrova’s complaint, who claimed her 13-year-old daughter was exposed to “an imitation of sexual intercourse between women and advocacy of alcohol consumption,” during the show.

Judge Olga Rositskaya ruled that promoter Planeta Plus had violated a Russian administrative clause that enforces “protection of children from information that could harm their health and/or development,” issuing a fine for 20,000 rubles (approx. $650).

Though a small fine, Rositskaya’s ruling allows the complainant to sue the promoter in criminal court, with the potential to demand millions of rubles in compensation for “psychic trauma” suffered by Petrova’s daughter at the Gaga show last December, which she attended with her mother.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Labor Union of Russian Citizens, a smalltime conservative organisation is believed to have spearheaded the complaint, with Russian online newspaper Gazeta.ru quoting one of their spokespeople as saying Petrova is considering further legal action.

Meanwhile, Planeta Plus is reportedly planning to appeal the court’s decision, saying “We don’t agree with this verdict because no one listened to us. Because of these laws against gay propaganda adopted here, because of these cheap publicity tricks, all viewers suffer.”

Many artists have so far come out against Russia’s “anti-gay propaganda” laws, including Cher and Peter Gabriel. St. Petersburg enacted similar legislation before it became federal law, with the legislation used in an attempt to sue pop-star Madonna.

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

Lady Gaga Australian Tour Dates Announced

Lady Gaga Australian Tour Dates Announced:



Lady Gaga Australian Tour Dates Announced


The one and only Lady Gaga is heading back to Australia this August, with the international pop juggernaut dropping dates for artRAVE, The ARTPOP Ball, in support of her third studio album ARTPOP.

Gaga, or Stefani Germanotta to her mama, puts on a show that’s not to be missed, having sold over 4 million tickets to her previous tours. The Aussie leg of The ARTPOP Ball follows on from a run of shows in both Europe and North America, before kicking off in Perth on Wednesday, 20th August, before hitting Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

Tickets are available for both Little Monsters members and American Express Cardmembers from Friday, 21st February through to Sunday, 23rd February. A Live Nation presale will also run from 2:00pm – 6:00pm AEDT on Monday, 24th February, while general public ticket sales will start from Tuesday, 25th February through Ticketek.

Lady Gaga’s artRAVE, The ARTPOP Ball

Wednesday, 20th August

Perth Arena, Perth

Tix: Ticketek

Saturday, 23rd August

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Tix: Ticketek

Tuesday, 26th August

Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

Tix: Ticketek

Saturday, 30th August

Allphones Arena, Sydney

Tix: Ticketek

Lady Gaga To Deliver Keynote Speech At SXSW 2014

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Lady Gaga To Deliver Keynote Speech At SXSW 2014


South by Southwest 2014 organisers have just announced this year’s keynote address will be delivered by pop royalty Lady Gaga, in a conversation led by music journalist John Norris. The 27-year old pop singer will also perform at the music conference.

The keynote address will be held the morning after Lady Gaga’s first-ever performance at SXSW. On Thursday, March 13th, she’ll be hitting the Subb’s Doritos #BoldStage for an intimate show, with admission offered to fans willing to complete a series of “bold challenges” issued by Doritos.

Gaga’s show was originally intended to be on a stage shaped like a giant Doritos vending machine, but was moved after safety concerns were raised over the original venue. The performance will benefit the singer’s Born This Way Foundation, which aims to inspire youth communities.

Lady Gaga’s appearance at the music conference, cements the festival’s position in the industry as a destination for major artists to include in their promotional cycle. In an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this week, Lady Gaga said that her SXSW performance will be a “completely one-off set and experience.”

“I love theatrics, but I started out singing at a piano with a Bud Light in a bikini,” she continued. “With ARTPOP, I hope to inspire the audience at SXSW to cherish their individual talents. This simple act keeps music and art alive in a very commercial world.” Gaga’s performance will be streamed online at Fuse.tv.

Other South By Southwest 2014 keynote speakers include Lena Dunham, Neil Young and Julian Assange. Dave Grohl presented the festival’s keynote address in 2013, an address the Foo Fighters frontman called “without a doubt, my musical life’s greatest honour.”

Lady Gaga will be heading back to Australia this August, with the international pop juggernaut dropping dates for artRAVE, The ARTPOP Ball, in support of her third studio album ARTPOP.

Watch: Lady Gaga introduces Doritos #BoldStage SXSW 2014

Lady Gaga Gets Puked On During SXSW Gig, Gets Teary During Keynote

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Lady Gaga Gets Puked On During SXSW Gig, Gets Teary During Keynote


American popstar Lady Gaga has gifted Austin’s South By Southwest music conference with plentiful controversy, giving a teary keynote interview about the music industry the day after letting an abstract ‘vomit artist’ puke on her during a performance.

In her keynote speech, which took place at Austin’s Hilton Hotel, Mother Monster discussed the current state of the music industry, positing that the corporate sponsorships behind many of SXSW’s performances is necessary because, “Without sponsorships, without these companies coming together to help us, we won’t have any artists coming to SXSW and we won’t have any festivals, because record labels don’t have any money.”

Sporting blonde dreadlocks and a giant clear plastic dress, Gaga offered advice to the audience: “Don’t sell out to this business. Sell in,” she said. “As you get more successful, they push the rule book at you more,” the singer said of record executives.

Gaga then explained that the largely underwhelming public reaction to her latest album Artpop only highlights the fact that the music industry’s priorities have been set against her. “I’m very proud [of Artpop]… I’m held to such an insane standard and it’s almost like everybody forgets where the music business is now.”

She went on to say that she would rather lose her commercial backing than be stripped of her self-proclaimed originality, dismissing comparisons to fellow pop artist Katy Perry:

“I don’t know what the fuck I have to do with Katy Perry. My music is so completely different and I couldn’t be more different… The sad part is at some point you have to look at those people who believe in you and say, ‘My talent matters more to me than the money does. What I have to say matters more to me than the money does.’ I would give it all up tomorrow if I had to sell my soul. I will retire from the commercial market if I can’t be myself.”

Despite being signed to a major label, and having her SXSW show sponsored by Doritos, Gaga discussed the importance of her music being independent. “I refuse to be compromised and allow my talents to be monetised to the point where I don’t want to be here anymore,” she said. “I will stop. I will quit. I will retire from the commercial market if I have to be something other than myself. I’ll be myself until they close the fucking coffin.”

Lady Gaga began to cry as she discussed the power of music. “When your friend plays a bassline that gets inside your heart and your spirit,” she said, wiping a tear from her cheek, “that’s what the fuck it’s all about”.

Gaga also discussed her SXSW performance during the hour-long keynote, explaining the idea behind getting ‘vomit artist’ Millie Brown to vomit neon liquid onto her as she performed her song Swine. Readers can check out footage of the performance below.

“I’ve known Millie (Brown) for I think like five years now and we’ve actually collaborated before…she was just in town and so we thought we would collaborate again,” Gaga explained. “It was just exciting to see people talk about performance art on the internet. We really just did it because we believe in the performance and we believe in what it meant to the song.”

“Martin Luther King thought he could start a revolution without violence and Andy Warhol thought he could make a soup can into art. Sometimes things that are really strange can change the world… I’m not saying vomit’s going to change the world.”

Gaga also revealed that she will be released a new music video in just over a week’s time, and that “a whole second part of Artpop” is ready to go if need be. Lady Gaga will be in Australia this August for artRAVE, The ARTPOP Ball, in support of her third album ARTPOP.

Watch: Lady Gaga – SXSW Keynote Interview 3/15/2014

Watch: Lady Gaga gets puked on during SXSW performance

Watch: Lady Gaga gets puked on during SXSW performance

Petition Demands Lady Gaga Stop “Glamourising Bulimia”

Petition Demands Lady Gaga Stop “Glamourising Bulimia”:



Petition Demands Lady Gaga Stop “Glamourising Bulimia”


Following criticism by singer Demi Lovato over acts performed in her recent SXSW concert, an online petition has called on Lady Gaga to “stop glamourising bulimia” and “end her professional relationship” with British “vomit artist” Millie Brown, and is quickly reaching its signature goal.

“Lady Gaga once struggled with bulimia, but now she is glamourising the eating disorder,” writes Chris Wolverton, who launched the petition. “Hundreds of young women die from eating disorders every year, and many of her fans are at an age where women begin to develop these disorders.”

“Lady Gaga needs to recognise the damage she could cause with [vomit] stunts… [and] stop using imagery that could trigger fans struggling with eating disorders!” Wolverton adds that what separates Gaga from other acts who incorporate vomiting for shock value is her status as a role model.

Gaga herself has remained uncharacteristically quiet towards her critics, including Lovato who took to Twitter to write, “Sad… As if we didn’t have enough people glamorizing eat[ing] disorders already… Bottom line, it’s not ‘cool’ or ‘artsy’ at all.” Brown however has been vocal on the matter.

“I believe in absolute freedom of expression. Challenging perceptions of art & beauty. If art is your communication it should not be censored,” wrote the artist on her Twitter page, in response to criticism levelled at her by Lovato and several other outlets over her endorsement of ‘bulimia chic.’

“[Gaga's] silence on this matter is what bothers me the most,” one signee wrote on the petition’s comments page. Launched earlier this week, the petition has amassed under 9,800 signatures, just 200 shy of it’s 10,000 signature goal. See clips of Gaga and Brown’s SXSW performance below.

Watch: Lady Gaga gets puked on during SXSW performance

Watch: Lady Gaga gets puked on during SXSW performance

Lady Gaga Adds New ‘artRAVE’ Australian Tour Dates

Lady Gaga Adds New ‘artRAVE’ Australian Tour Dates:



Lady Gaga Adds New ‘artRAVE’ Australian Tour Dates


As the dates for Lady Gaga’s artRAVE, The ARTPOP Ball Australian Tour edge closer, the pop star has announced she will be spending a little more time Down Under than previously thought, locking in new arena shows for Melbourne and Sydney

While tickets to the previously announced shows haven’t officially sold out, there’s no stronger indication that they will soon. Adding even more pressure to potential ticket holders is that these new dates have been earmarked as the final dates to be added to the tour.

Melbourne, once again you will be viewing the Gaga spectacle at Rod Laver Arena, this time on Sunday, 24th August. Sydney will once again be hitting up Allphones Arena on Sunday, 31st August. Tickets to both shows will be available from 10am local time Monday, 2nd June

Lady Gaga’s artRAVE, The ARTPOP Ball

Wednesday, 20th August

Perth Arena, Perth

Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, 23rd August

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Tickets: Ticketek

Sunday, 24th August

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Tickets: Ticketek

Tuesday, 26th August

Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, 30th August

Allphones Arena, Sydney

Tickets: Ticketek

Sunday, 31st August

Allphones Arena, Sydney

Tickets: Ticketek

Lady Gaga Hits The Streets In A Bra, Without Her Wig (NSFW)

Lady Gaga Hits The Streets In A Bra, Without Her Wig (NSFW): Lady Gaga sure has a knack for making her underwear her outerwear.



Gaga headed out in a sheer bra and jumpsuit on June 12 in New York City. The "Applause" singer wore an enormous diamond necklace with matching earrings and bracelets to top off the ensemble. On her arm, she carried a structured purse and her beloved French bulldog pup, Asia.



The 28-year-old has been donning a dark curly wig lately, but on Thursday she decided to wear her own jet-black hair in a topknot.



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Thursday, June 12, 2014

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LADY GAGA BIOGRAPHY Usa Fashion & Music News

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Birth name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

Born March 28, 1986 (1986-03-28) (age 24)

Origin Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

Genres Pop, dance, electronica

Occupations Singer, songwriter, musician, dancer

Instruments Vocals, piano, synthesizer, keytar

Years active 2006-present

Labels Interscope, Streamline, Kon Live, Cherrytree, Def Jam

Website www.ladygaga.com



Lady Gaga (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta; March 28, 1986) is an American recording artist. She had enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts to study music, but left the college and began performing in the rock music scene of New York City's Lower East Side. She soon signed with Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records, upon its establishment in 2007. During her early time at Interscope, she worked as a songwriter for fellow label artists and captured the attention of Akon, who recognized her vocal abilities, and got her signed to his own label, Kon Live Distribution.



Her debut album, The Fame, was released on August 19, 2008. In addition to receiving generally positive reviews, it reached number one in Canada, Austria, Germany and Ireland, and topped the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart. Its first two singles, "Just Dance" and "Poker Face", co-written and co-produced with RedOne, became international number-one hits, topping the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States as well as the charts of other countries. The album later earned a total of six Grammy Award nominations and won awards for Best Electronic/Dance Album and Best Dance Recording. In early 2009 she embarked on her first headlining tour, The Fame Ball Tour. By the fourth quarter of the year, she had released her second studio album The Fame Monster, with the global chart-topping lead single "Bad Romance", as well as having embarked on her second headlining tour of the year, The Monster Ball Tour.



Lady Gaga is inspired by glam rock musicians such as David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, as well as pop music artists such as Madonna and Michael Jackson. She has also stated fashion is a source of inspiration for her songwriting and performances. In December, 2009 Lady Gaga was ranked the #73rd Artist of the Decade by Billboard Magazine. As of May 2010, she had sold over 11.5 million albums and over 40 million singles worldwide. In May 2010, Time magazine included Gaga in its annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.



Contents

1 Biography

1.1 1986-2004: Early life

1.2 2005-07: Career beginnings

1.3 2008 onwards: The Fame and The Fame Monster

2 Musical style and influences

2.1 Public image

3 Discography

4 Tours

5 Awards and nominations







==Biography==

1986-2004: Early life

Stefani Germanotta was born on March 28, 1986, the eldest child of Italian American parents Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta (née Bissett), in New York City. She learned to play piano from the age of four, went on to write her first piano ballad at 13 and began performing at open mike nights by age 14. At the age of 11, Germanotta attended Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private Roman Catholic school. An avid thespian in high school musicals, Germanotta portrayed lead roles as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She described her academic life in high school as "very dedicated, very studious, very disciplined" but also "a bit insecure" as she told in an interview, "I used to get made fun of for being either too provocative or too eccentric, so I started to tone it down. I didn’t fit in, and I felt like a freak." Acquaintances dispute that she did not fit in school. "She had a core group of friends; she was a good student. She liked boys a lot, but singing was No. 1", recalled a former high school classmate. Referring to her "expressive, free spirit", Gaga told Elle magazine "I'm left-handed!"



At age 17, Germanotta gained early admission to the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. There she studied music, and improved her songwriting skills by composing essays and analytical papers focusing on topics such as art, religion, social issues and politics. Germanotta lived in a NYU dorm on 11th Street but felt that she was more creative than some of her classmates. "Once you learn how to think about art, you can teach yourself," she said. By the second semester of her sophomore year, she withdrew from the school to focus on her musical career. Her father agreed to pay her rent for a year, on the condition that she re-enroll for Tisch, if she was unsuccessful. "I left my entire family, got the cheapest apartment I could find, and ate shit until somebody would listen," she said.



2005-07: Career beginnings

Germanotta had initially signed with Def Jam Recordings at the age of 19, after Island Def Jam Music Group Chairman and CEO L. A. Reid heard her singing down the hallway from his office. After three months, she was dropped from Def Jam, although they introduced her to songwriter and producer RedOne, whom they also managed. The first song she produced together with RedOne was "Boys Boys Boys", a mash-up inspired by Mötley Crüe's "Girls, Girls, Girls" and AC/DC's "T.N.T.". She moved into an apartment on the Lower East Side, and from there she started the Stefani Germanotta Band with some friends from NYU. They recorded an EP of their Fiona Apple-esque ballads, at a studio underneath a liquor store in New Jersey, becoming a local fixture at the downtown LES club scene. She began taking drugs soon after, while performing at burlesque shows. Her father did not understand the reason behind her drug addiction and could not look at her for several months. Music producer Rob Fusari, who helped her write some of her earlier songs, compared her vocal style to that of Freddie Mercury. Fusari helped create the moniker Gaga, after the Queen song "Radio Ga Ga". One day, Germanotta was in the process of trying to come up with a stage name, when she received a text message from Fusari that read "Lady Gaga". He explained, "Every day, when Stef came to the studio, instead of saying hello, I would start singing 'Radio Ga Ga.' That was her entrance song. Lasy Gaga was actually a glitch; I typed 'Radio Ga Ga' in a text and it did an autocorrect so somehow 'Radio' got changed to 'Lady'. She texted me back, "That's it." After that day, she was Lady Gaga. She’s like, "Don’t ever call me Stefani again."





Gaga performing at a barShe was known thereafter as Lady Gaga. Throughout 2007, Gaga collaborated with performance artist Lady Starlight, who helped create her onstage fashions. The pair began playing gigs at downtown club venues like the Mercury Lounge, The Bitter End, and the Rockwood Music Hall, with their live performance art piece known as "Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue". Billed as "The Ultimate Pop Burlesque Rockshow", their act was a low-fi tribute to 1970s variety acts. In August 2007, Gaga and Starlight were invited to play at the American Lollapalooza music festival. The show was critically acclaimed, and their performance received positive reviews. Having initially focused on avant-garde, and electronic dance music, Gaga found her musical niche when she began to incorporate pop melodies and the vintage glam rock of David Bowie and Queen into her music.



Fusari sent the songs he produced with Gaga to his friend, producer and record executive Vincent Herbert. Herbert was quick to sign her to his label Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records. She credited Herbert as the man who discovered her, adding "I really feel like we made pop history, and we're gonna keep going". Having already served as an apprentice songwriter under an internship at Famous Music Publishing, which was later acquired by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Gaga subsequently struck a music publishing deal with Sony/ATV. As a result, she was hired to write songs for Britney Spears, and labelmates New Kids on the Block, Fergie, and the Pussycat Dolls. While Gaga was writing at Interscope, singer-songwriter Akon recognized her vocal abilities, when she sang a reference vocal for one of his tracks in studio. He then convinced Interscope-Geffen-A&M Chairman and CEO Jimmy Iovine to form a joint deal, by having her also sign with his own label Kon Live Distribution, and later called her his "franchise player." Gaga continued her collaboration with RedOne, by working with him in the studio for a week on her debut album, spawning the future singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". She also joined the roster of Cherrytree Records, an Interscope imprint established by producer and songwriter Martin Kierszenbaum, after co-writing four songs with Kierszenbaum including the single "Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)".



2008 onwards: The Fame and The Fame Monster

By 2008, Gaga had relocated to Los Angeles, working closely with her record label to finalize her debut album The Fame. She combined a lot of different genres on the album, "from Def Leppard drums and hand claps to metal drums on urban tracks." The Fame received positive reviews from critics; according to the music review aggregation of Metacritic, it garnered an average score of 71/100. The album peaked at number one in Austria, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland, and the top-five in Australia and the United States. Its lead single "Just Dance", topped the charts in six countries Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States and later received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording. The following single, "Poker Face", was an even greater success, reaching number-one in almost all major music markets in the world, including the United Kingdom and the United States. It won the award for Best Dance Recording at the 52nd Grammy Awards, over nominations for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The Fame was nominated for Album of the Year; it won the Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Although her first concert tour happened as an opening act for fellow Interscope pop group, the reformed New Kids on the Block, she ultimately headlined her own concert tour, The Fame Ball Tour, which began on March 2009.





Gaga at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.The cover of the annual 'Hot 100' issue of Rolling Stone in May 2009, featured a semi-nude Gaga wearing only strategically placed plastic bubbles. In the issue she discussed that while she was beginning her career in the New York club scene, she was romantically involved with a heavy metal drummer. She described their relationship and break-up, saying of it, "I was his Sandy, and he was my Danny of Grease, and I just broke." He later became an inspiration behind some of the songs on The Fame. She was nominated for a total of nine awards at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, winning the award for "Best New Artist", while her single "Paparazzi" won two awards for "Best Art Direction" and "Best Special Effects." In October 2009, Gaga received Billboard magazine's Rising Star of 2009 award. She attended the Human Rights Campaign's "National Dinner" on October 10, 2009, before marching in the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. In November 2009, Gaga released The Fame Monster, a collection of eight songs that dealt with the darker side of fame as experienced by her over the course of 2008-09, while travelling around the world and are expressed through a monster metaphor. Her second concert tour, The Monster Ball Tour, was announced in support of The Fame Monster and began in November 2009. "Bad Romance" was released as the first single from the album and topped the charts in eighteen countries, while reaching the top-two in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. "Speechless", a song from The Fame Monster, was performed at The 2009 Royal Variety Performance where Gaga met and sang for Queen Elizabeth II.





Gaga performing on The Monster Ball TourGaga was chosen as of one the '10 Most Fascinating People of 2009' by Barbara Walters during Walters' annual ABC News special. When interviewed by the journalist, the singer went to dismiss the claim that she is intersex as an urban legend, responding to a question on this issue by stating: "At first it was very strange and everyone sorta said, 'That's really quite a story!' But in a sense, I portray myself in a very androgynous way, and I love androgyny." On January 7, 2010, she was named chief creative officer for a line of imaging products for Polaroid, stating that she will create fashion, technology and photography products. In the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Gaga donated all of her proceeds from the January 24 show of The Monster Ball (ticket sales, merchandise, etc.), and from her online store; the total amount donated was over $500,000. She also collaborated with artist Cyndi Lauper, for MAC AIDS Fund's VIVA Glam campaign, which raised over $160 million to fight against AIDS and HIV, and bring awareness about the diseases to women around the world. The second single "Telephone", which features R&B singer Beyoncé, became her fourth UK number-one single, while reaching the top three in Australia, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Canada and the United States. On March 19, 2010, Rob Fusari sued Gaga's production company Mermaid Music LLC, claiming that he was entitled to a 20% share of its earnings. Gaga's lawyer Charles Ortner described the agreement with Fusari as "unlawful" and declined to comment. In an interview with MTV United Kingdom, Gaga stated that she had begun work on her new studio album. She said that shes "already written the core of it" and that "it's certainly my best work to date." On April 16, 2010, her music videos gained over one billion viral views, becoming the first artist to reach this milestone. Later that month, Gaga was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of the year. Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the article in TIME about Gaga, called her "a performance artist" saying that "she herself is the art, she is the sculpture."



==Musical style and influences==

Gaga has been influenced by glam rock musicians such as David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, as well as pop music artists such as Madonna and Michael Jackson. The Queen song "Radio Ga Ga" inspired her stage name, "Lady Gaga". She commented: "I adored Freddie Mercury and Queen had a hit called 'Radio Gaga'. That's why I love the name Freddie was unique one of the biggest personalities in the whole of pop music." Madonna told Rolling Stone that she sees "herself in Lady Gaga." In response to the comparisons between herself and Madonna, Gaga stated: "I don't want to sound presumptuous, but I've made it my goal to revolutionise pop music. The last revolution was launched by Madonna 25 years ago." Actress and singer Grace Jones was also cited as an inspiration by her. She has often been likened to Blondie singer Debbie Harry.



Gaga's vocals have drawn frequent comparison to Madonna and Gwen Stefani, while the structure of her music is said to be reminiscent of classic 1980s pop and 1990s Europop. While reviewing her debut album The Fame, The Sunday Times asserted "in combining music, fashion, art and technology, Lady GaGa evokes Madonna, Gwen Stefani circa 'Hollaback Girl', Kylie Minogue 2001 or Grace Jones right now." Similarly, The Boston Globe critic Sarah Rodman commented that she draws "obvious inspirations from Madonna to Gwen Stefani... in her girlish but sturdy pipes and bubbly beats." Though her lyrics are said to lack intellectual stimulation, "she does manage to get you moving and grooving at an almost effortless pace." Music critic Simon Reynolds wrote that "Everything about Gaga came from electroclash, except the music, which wasn't particularly 1980s, just ruthlessly catchy noughties pop glazed with Auto-Tune and undergirded with R&B-ish beats.



Gaga has stated that she is "very into fashion" and that it is "everything" to her. She considers Donatella Versace her muse. Gaga has her own creative production team called the Haus of Gaga, which she handles personally. The team creates many of her clothes, stage props, and hairdos. Her love of fashion came from her mother, who she stated was "always very well kept and beautiful." She said that: "When I'm writing music, I'm thinking about the clothes I want to wear on stage. It's all about everything altogether performance art, pop performance art, fashion. For me, it's everything coming together and being a real story that will bring back the super-fan. I want to bring that back. I want the imagery to be so strong that fans will want to eat and taste and lick every part of us." The Global Language Monitor named 'Lady Gaga' as the Top Fashion Buzzword with her trademark 'no pants' coming in at No. 3. Entertainment Weekly put her outfits on its end of the decade "best-of" list, saying, "Whether it's a dress made of Muppets or strategically placed bubbles, Gaga's outré ensembles brought performance art into the mainstream."



==Public image==

Gaga wearing a plastic bubble dress while performing on The Fame Ball Tour.Contrary to her subsequent outré style, the New York Post described her early look as like "a refugee from Jersey Shore" with "big black hair, heavy eye makeup and tight, revealing clothes." Gaga is a natural brunette, however she bleached her hair blonde, because she was often mistaken for Amy Winehouse. She often refers to her fans as her 'little monsters' and got a tattoo with that inscription as a tribute. She has another six known tattoos, among them a peace symbol, which was inspired by the late John Lennon who she stated was her hero, and a curling German script on her left arm which quotes the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, her "favorite philosopher," commenting that his "philosophy of solitude" spoke to her:



In the deepest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you were forbidden to write. And look deep into your heart where it spreads its roots, the answer, and ask yourself, must I write?

Rainer Maria Rilke

Toward the end of 2008, comparisons were made between the fashions of Lady Gaga and recording artist Christina Aguilera, noting similarities in their styling, hair, and make-up. Aguilera later said she was "completely unaware of Gaga" and "didn't know if it was a man or a woman." Gaga released a statement in which she welcomed the comparisons, due to the attention providing useful publicity, saying, "She's such a huge star and if anything I should send her flowers, because a lot of people in America didn't know who I was until that whole thing happened. It really put me on the map in a way." Comparisons continued into 2010 when Christina released the music video of her single "Not Myself Tonight". Critics noted similarities between the song and its accompanying music video with Gaga's video for "Bad Romance".





Gaga delivers a speech at the National Equality March, October 11, 2009.Gaga attributes much of her early success as a mainstream artist to her gay fans and is considered to be a rising gay icon. Early in her career she had difficulty getting radio airplay, and stated, "The turning point for me was the gay community. I've got so many gay fans and they're so loyal to me and they really lifted me up. They'll always stand by me and I'll always stand by them. It's not an easy thing to create a fanbase." She thanked FlyLife, a Manhattan-based LGBT marketing company with whom her label Interscope works, in the liner notes of her debut studio album, The Fame, saying, "I love you so much. You were the first heartbeat in this project, and your support and brilliance means the world to me. I will always fight for the gay community hand in hand with this incredible team." One of her first televised performances was in May 2008 at the NewNowNext Awards, an awards show aired by the LGBT television network Logo, where she sang her song "Just Dance". In June of the same year, she performed the song again at the San Francisco Pride event. After The Fame was released, she revealed that the song "Poker Face" was about her bisexuality. In an interview with Rolling Stone, she spoke about how her boyfriends tended to react to her bisexuality, saying "The fact that I’m into women, they’re all intimidated by it. It makes them uncomfortable. They’re like, 'I don’t need to have a threesome. I’m happy with just you'." When she appeared as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in May 2009, she praised DeGeneres for being "an inspiration for women and for the gay community". She proclaimed that the October 11, 2009, National Equality March rally on the national mall was "the single most important event of her career." As she exited, she left with an exultant "Bless God and bless the gays," similar to her 2009 MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech for Best New Artist a month earlier.



==Discography==

Main article: Lady Gaga discography

The Fame (2008)

The Fame Monster (2009)

Tours

The Fame Ball Tour (2009)

The Monster Ball Tour (2009-2011)

Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Lady Gaga



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Thursday, April 10, 2014

AMAZING PHOTOS Lady Gaga Closes Roseland Ballroom

Lady Gaga Closes Roseland Ballroom: Following Lady Gaga's sold out concert at Roseland Ballroom, the legendary New York City venue shut its doors for the last time on April 7.

The final show was available to watch via live stream, but Gaga had been performing at Roseland for seven straight nights as part of the venue's final goodbye, which she called "a 10-day funeral."

Located near Times Square on West 52nd Street, Roseland Ballroom opened in its current location in 1956, but had been around in some capacity since 1919. Since then, it has been a staple for famous (and almost famous) rock stars passing through New York. Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Madonna, Bob Dylan, Beyonce, The Rolling Stones, Radiohead and so many more acts played on the iconic stage to capacity crowds.

News that the venue would close due to financial burdens leaked in October of last year, according to the Village Voice. But on its last night, Gaga unleashed a party of little monster-sized proportions:



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Sunday, March 23, 2014

VIDEO LADY GAGA : Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' Video Resurrects Jesus And Michael Jackson

VIDEO LADY GAGA : Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' Video Resurrects Jesus And Michael Jackson: Lady Gaga debuted the new music video for her song "G.U.Y." on NBC Saturday night, showing the "ARTPOP" star partying it up at the Hearst Mansion in California. While no one is vomiting on Gaga, she does have an arrow through her chest at one point, the cast of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"make a cameo and there is some sort of Jesus and Michael Jackson resurrection.



Watch the video below:






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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Applause Lady Gaga Youtube Lady Gaga

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"Applause"

[Verse 1:]
I stand here waiting for you to bang the gong
To crash the critic saying, "Is it right or is it wrong?"
If only fame had an I.V., baby could I bear
Being away from you, I found the vein, put it in here

I live for the applause, applause, applause
I live for the applause-plause
Live for the applause-plause
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
The applause, applause, applause

Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights out)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)
Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights out)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)

(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch

[Verse 2:]
I've overheard your theory "nostalgia's for geeks"
I guess sir, if you say so, some of us just like to read
One second I'm a Koons, then suddenly the Koons is me
Pop culture was in art, now art's in pop culture in me

I live for the applause, applause, applause
I live for the applause-plause
Live for the applause-plause
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
The applause, applause, applause

Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights out)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)
Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights out)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)

(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch

[Bridge:]
Touch, touch
Touch, touch now
Ooh-ooh-ooh-hoo
Ooh-ooh-ooh-hoo
Ooh-ooh-ooh-hoo
Ooh-ooh

I live for the applause, applause, applause
I live for the applause-plause
Live for the applause-plause
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me.
The applause, applause, applause

Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights out)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)
Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights out)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)

(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch




Lady Gaga Previews 'G.U.Y.' Video, Explains SXSW Performance on 'TODAY' Show: Watch

Lady Gaga Previews 'G.U.Y.' Video, Explains SXSW Performance on 'TODAY' Show: Watch: Lady Gaga's next music video, for her "ARTPOP" track "G.U.Y.," will premiere, curiously enough, on NBC's "Dateline" on Saturday night (Mar. 22). The...




Lady Gaga Previews 'G.U.Y.' Video, Explains SXSW Performance on 'TODAY' Show: Watch
Lady Gaga Previews 'G.U.Y.' Video, Explains SXSW Performance on 'TODAY' Show: Watch


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Friday, March 21, 2014

MEGA FAME : The Rise And Fall Of Lady Gaga

MEGA FAME : The Rise And Fall Of Lady Gaga: About five years ago, Lady Gaga burst into mega fame with the force of a shooting star (that insisted on wearing raw meat to red carpet events). But with her latest performance largely spotlighting vomit as performance art, it's all too easy to forget the moment when Gaga first rose into public consciousness, accessorized by Muppets and often compared to Madonna.



So, what happened? In just about five years, Gaga reached an unprecedented echelon of pop stardom, only to lose her mystery to such an extent that puke-for-attention seems almost standard. (She was puked on, it should be noted, by vomit painter Millie Brown.) In hopes of mapping the trajectory from fledgling stardom to bile desperation, we've tracked the rise and fall of Gaga's monstrous brand of celebrity.



Feb. 20, 2007 - Appearing in public for perhaps the last time as the human who once resembled Stefani Germanotta, Gaga attends the "Who's Next? Writers on the Rise" event in New York City.



May 19, 2008 - Gaga introduces her eclectic sartorial choices to the world at the NewNowNext Award, walking the carpet as a pirate from a future in which there is no cure for glaucoma.



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Aug. 19, 2008 - Gaga releases "The Fame" and it eventually goes platinum, selling over 10 million digital singles and quickly making her what Rolling Stone would later call "the defining pop star of 2009." The Top-40 quickly becomes 20 percent just Gaga.



Jan. 20, 2009 - In an interview with The Guardian, Lady Gaga tells Laura Barton that she has "felt famous [her] whole life." Her confidence in place of feigned surprise over her success is refreshing.



May 11, 2009 - During a spot on "Ellen," Gaga begins her foray into absurd hats with "The Orbit," succeeds in confounding both Ellen and America.



Sept. 13, 2009 - One of Gaga's five generally outrageous outfits at the VMAs includes a red lace bridal headdress that is basically what would have happened if Carrie ever got married.



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Nov. 18, 2009 - Gaga releases "The Fame Monster" as an extended play of "The Fame." It receives a Grammy nomination for Best Album of the Year and eventually wins her the Outstanding Music Artist Award at the 21st GLAAD Media Awards.



Nov. 27, 2009 - The Monster Ball tour begins, during which Gaga recently admitted she was bankrupt, having put the entire $3 million in her bank account toward the stage.



Jan. 31, 2010 - Gaga arrives at the Grammys dressed as a small universe and takes home awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Short Form Music Video.



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March 2010 - Teaming up with Beyonce, Gaga releases "Telephone," a mini-movie homage to Quentin Tarantino. It receives skeptical reviews, but succeeds in putting her on the map as a vaguely serious artist



June 2010 - Clad in a thong and completely impractical gun-bra, Gaga covers Rolling Stone's best-selling issue of the year.



Sept. 12, 2010 - Gaga wears a 50 pound meat dress to the VMAs. There are reports that the offal ensemble produces a foul odor.



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Aug. 28, 2011 - Gaga appears for her opening monologue at the VMAs, fully clad in her masculine persona: Joe Calderone. She later explains the character as a New Jersey Italian man who is "not a f--king guido."



Feb. 2, 2011 - Lady Gaga arrives at the Grammys in a giant egg. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, she claims to have stayed in the "vessel" for 72 hours prior to the performance, because she "really wanted to be born on stage."







February, 2011 - Gaga covers Vogue, just three years after the marked start of her career.



Feb. 11, 2011 - Gaga releases "Born This Way" and quickly hits no. 1.



May 23, 2011 - "Born This Way" (the album) sells 1,108,000 copies in its first seven days on sale, making Gaga only the fifth woman to hit a million plus in one week. There is some controversy surrounding Amazon's decision to sell the MP3 for just 99 cents as part of a Cloud promo, although 7,000,000 sales were met at full price.



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April 27, 2012 - Gaga begins her third concert tour, "Born This Way Ball," which quickly becomes one of the highest-grossing tours of the year.



Dec. 1, 2012 - In a conversation with fans via Twitter, Gaga reveals that she had already written "like 50 songs." for the then-forthcoming "ARTPOP."



February, 2013 - After postponing a number of dates, Gaga cancels the remaining shows, due to a labral tear in her right hip. She later admits (in really gruesome detail) that the hip was, in fact, broken.



Aug. 8, 2013 - Collaborating with Marina Abramovic, Gaga produces performance art, which is perhaps most aptly described by TMZ as "Full Frontal In Weird Yoga Forest."



Aug. 12, 2013 - Gaga releases "Applause" one week early due to Internet leaks. It soon hits No. 1 on the dance chart, but peaks at No. 4 on the Hot 100.



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November 6, 2013 - "ARTPOP" is released to disappointing sales (selling just a quarter of the copies "Born This Way" hit in its opening week) and lukewarm reviews.



Nov. 8, 2013 - Gaga says she is "depressed" after finishing "ARTPOP." "I feel empty and sad," she says to O2. "I'm no longer the creator, I'm the performer."



Aug. 25, 2013 - Wearing a thong bikini for the majority of the 2013 VMAs, Gaga is still overshadowed by Miley Cyrus and a nightmarish Footlocker associate.



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March 12, 2014 - It's revealed that Gaga's charity, the Born This Way Foundation, donated just $5,000 of it's $2.1 million gross to real, actual charities.



March 14, 2014 - Lady Gaga gets puked on at SXSW, because art (and later shares a post-show naked bathtub photo, because hygiene).



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