Lady Gaga is taking over the world, making it a better place for the out of the ordinary ¨one sequin at a time.¨
The leak of her latest single Paparazzi´s seven minute mini movie may have angered Lady Gaga just a wee bit (she tweeted, ¨Stop leaking my ******* videos¨ in response to the earlier than planned release), but at least her fans can be sure from the outrageously controversial content that Gaga´s unique style has remained as nonconformist as the day she hit her first #1 spot with Just Dance in Australia. But while her singles Just Dance and Pokerface may have put Gaga on the map, her over the top fashion and incredible talent as a performer and songwriter have been around for awhile… she just wasn´t getting the recognition she deserved.
Lady Gaga, originally Stefani Germanotta, says she has been writing music and performing since she was a little girl, moving from restaurant tabletops at the age of four to the NYC underground club scene at 17. By the age of 20 she was signed and writing for major artists like the Pussycat Dolls, Fergie and Britney Spears. Now, at the age of 23, she has her first platinum album, The Fame, two number one singles, a grammy nomination, and more time in the public eye than most spanking new mega stars would know what to do with.
Not the case for Lady Gaga. From statement making performances on shows like Ellen Degeneres, fashion choices that have boosted the sale of hot pants everywhere, interviews that can´t be shown on this site, and even encounters with the police that have led Gaga to defend her right to be risqué on the streets of places like Moscow and Chicago, Gaga considers herself, ¨A role model for the ability to change culture.¨ Often referring to herself as eccentric, Lady Gaga, in an interview in Sydney, described her rise to worldwide fame in the last year as a great example of ¨The ability for a young woman who may not be the most popular girl in school, or the most beautiful, or the best at everything, to bust her arse and never give up and make something of herself.¨
Besides inspiring ugly ducklings all over the world to embrace their own individual inner swans, Lady Gaga has been making waves in the pop industry too. Gaga, who lists legends like David Bowie and Grace Jones as her idols, is one of few pop stars nowadays who is writing almost every bit of her own music. On top of that, Gaga is the inspiration for a handful of artists, including big shot Kanye West, and wanted for co-performances by practically everyone. Despite only being in the spotlight for a year, it seems Lady Gaga may be stealing the title pop princess from reigning musicians like Christina Aguilera, purely by staying true to her evolving herself. ¨I like to do something different every time I´m on TV,¨ Gaga told the Melbourne Herald Sun, ¨I think people get used to seeing the same thing from pop stars over and over again, as if we´re programmed. I like to keep it interesting for myself and for my fans.¨
When you add her influence in fashion and sex to the mix, it´s clear that Lady Gaga really might take over the world. ¨I think I´m changing what people think is sexy…¨ Lady Gaga said in her interview with Rolling Stone, which featured her on the cover of their Hot List issue. She separates herself from the cookie cutter mold of pop star or model, happier to be on a worst dressed list than not noticed at all. And when it comes to the topic of sex, whether she is encouraging rumors of bisexuality or describing exactly what she likes in a man, Lady Gaga beats out even Angelina Jolie in her wilder days with her downright blunt statements.
Still, in the end, it´s all about the music for Lady Gaga. Through every cutting edge couture, every scandalous video, every shocking interview, Gaga knows, ¨My true legacy will be the test of time, and whether I can sustain a space in pop culture and really make stuff that will have a general impact.¨
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