“There's not much question that 2009 was Lady Gaga's year. New York native Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta began the year as a hot hopeful and will end it as one of the biggest pop stars in the world. And there's no one who challenged, provoked, entertained and, well, titillated us over the past 12 months quite like she has.”
“Lady Gaga’s debut album, The Fame, was released on October 30, 2008, but MTV News was on the case early, and when we spoke with her four months earlier, her vision was clear even then. ‘What has been lost in pop music these days is the combination of the visual and the imagery of the artist, along with the music—and both are just as important,’ she said. ‘When I'm writing music, I'm thinking about the clothes I want to wear onstage. 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.’ ”
Lady Gaga MTV's Woman of the Year photo 2. Gaga raised millions of eyebrows with the "alien disco" American Idol appearance that introduced her to much of the world.“Gaga's work shows a sense of performance-art and theater that, these days, is arguably rivaled among major artists only by that of Kanye West, which is why their ultimately cancelled ‘Fame Kills’ co-headlining tour made sense artistically (although many were baffled by it). She makes every public appearance into an event: She ‘died’ a bloody death at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards (after arriving with her ‘date,’ Kermit the Frog), smashed bottles over her piano at the American Music Awards, performed inside a giant gyroscope on Saturday Night Live and raised millions of eyebrows with the "alien disco" American Idol appearance that introduced her to much of the world. And her brilliant music videos evoke the eras when artists and record labels actually had big budgets to spend on them.” Read more . . . .
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Enjoy this video of Lady Gaga at the O2 Arena in London Jingle Ball singing “Bad Romance” 12-5-09:
Check out this Holiday Video: Lady Gaga sings “Christmas Tree,” featuring Space Cowboy. “The only place to be is under my Christmas Tree. My Christmas Tree is delicious!”
Check out this awesome Bonus Video: Sims 2 cover version of “Bad Romance”:
Lady Gaga "Bad Romance" The Sims 2 Version.
Watch this hilarious bonus video # 2: “Bad Romance” parody: Gaga's new Christmas album features the hits "Bad Snowmans", "Love Sleigh", "Snow Pants", and "Ho Ho Ho-ker Face"”
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