Who is Lady Ga Ga?

If you don’t know who Lady Ga Ga is, you don’t deserve to keep reading this post. But I will let you anyway. According to Wikipedia

Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including two Grammy Awards, amongst twelve nominations; two Guinness World Records; and the estimated sale of fifteen million albums and fifty-one million singles worldwide. Billboard named her as the Artist of the Year in 2010 and ranked her as the 73rd Artist of the 2000s decade. Gaga has been included in Time magazine’s annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world as well as Forbes’ list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential celebrities in the world. Forbes also placed her at number seven on their annual list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

But that’s not who she is. That’s just how society has rewarded her. This is who she is:

Regardless of how this makes you feel about her, you can’t say she isn’t creative. In interviews she says things like “I am Lady Ga Ga.”. She comes across as more than a little wonky. But before she “was” Lady Ga Ga, she was someone else.

Here’s who she was (if you are my mom or her sister and you are only going to watch one of these video, I recommend this one):

I like the part at the end when the critic says “Norah Jones, watch out!”. And this makes me wonder: is she Lady Ga Ga? Is she really writing the type of stuff she would like to, all things being equal? Or is she fronting? We can probably guess that because she wasn’t making an s. ton of money playing classical piano she was encouraged to whig out a little, or else discovered how to do so on her own. But now that she’s this far into it, has she lost her former self in her stage persona, or does she go home, put on a sweatshirt, brew some organic tea, crank up the Enya to medium, and curl up on the couch with a hardbound copy of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader?

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2 Responses to Who is Lady Ga Ga?

  1. Gayla Swingrover

    I like this post. I wonder the same thing.

  2. yourmotherssister

    this is interesting. i don’t know much abt.Lady GaGa, and unfortunately, the sound is out on my computer. So, although i watched both videos, i didn’t get much out of them. i wish i could have heard them.

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