Since 2009, Lady Gaga has been creating influential pop bangers and causing constant controversies surrounding her fashion, lyricism and public persona. Gaga has made a name for herself in the public eye, creating an illusion around her identity and captivating the world around her.
Gaga is known for her powerful voice and overt sexuality as well as her messages of self-acceptance and love. Gaga has always been outspoken in support of LGBTQ+ people, spreading love and defending the community in times of hardships.
This has led her to Gage becoming a gay icon of sorts, being one of the most iconic faces of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.
Gaga has retained public interest over the years due to a multitude of factors. She’s been able to constantly rebrand herself throughout every era of her career, creating a new persona or style with each project she releases.
Additionally, Gaga has been able to explore and conquer different genres of music, develop her musical talents and show the world that she is a force to be reckoned with.
During her first album, titled “The Fame,” Gaga experimented with traditional radio pop sounds, creating dark and catchy radio hits to kickstart her upward career path.
To follow up her debut album, Gaga released “The Fame Monster (Deluxe Edition),” an album containing two discs, continuing the trajectory of her debut.
Following her debut album and its counterpart, Gaga released her second album “Born This Way” along with its special edition. This album garnered multiple hits including the title track “Born This Way,” one of her most influential songs to this day, as well as “Marry the Night,” “Judas,” “Yoü and I” and “The Edge of Glory.”
Two years later, Gaga reinvented her image and switched the trajectory of her career with her third studio album, “ARTPOP.” Her most controversial era to date, “ARTPOP” created a brand new world, image and sound for Gaga, unlike her previous releases.
This album spawned the hits “Applause” and “G.U.Y.” but was one of her worst performing albums, receiving mixed reviews from critics. While “Applause” was a hit and peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the rest of the singles did not perform the same due to mixed reviews by fans and critics alike.
Following “ARTPOP”, Gaga began to explore her musical talents even further and transitioned her image once again.
In 2014, Gaga released “Cheek to Cheek” with traditional pop and jazz star Tony Bennett. The release of this album helped to further prove Gaga’s musical abilities, straying from her usual radio pop hits to the traditional pop and jazz genres.
Songs like “Anything Goes,” “Cheek to Cheek” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” showcased Gaga’s versatility and vocal abilities, proving that she’s more than a generic pop hitmaker.
Gaga went on to release her 2016 album “Joanne (Deluxe),” proving once again that her talents are endless. This pop-country-focused album was completely different from anything Gaga had done before, focusing on acoustic instruments and her luscious vocals. This album spawned hits like “Perfect Illusion” and “Million Reasons,” some of my favorite tracks by her to this day.
In 2018, Gaga went on to star in the award-winning film “A Star is Born” alongside Bradley Cooper. This movie garnered critical acclaim, scoring Gaga her first Oscar for Best Original Song for her song “Shallow.”
The soundtrack for the movie is one of Gaga’s most critically acclaimed projects ever, marking a standout point in her career.
Gaga followed the success of “A Star is Born” by returning to her roots, creating the critically acclaimed and highly anticipated 2020 album “Chromatica.”
This album retreated to Gaga’s dance-pop beginnings with twists of EDM elements. “Chromatica” was a concept album, detailing her struggles with mental health and creating a beautiful sci-fi-inspired world that is apparent in the album cover, music videos and promotional media.
In more current news, Gaga released another traditional pop and jazz-inspired album in 2021 with Tony Bennett titled “Love For Sale (Deluxe).” She also recently starred as Patrizia Reggiani in the crime drama biopic “House of Gucci.”
Gaga’s impact on the music industry and pop culture as a whole is unmatched: She’s been able to cause global uproar with her outlandish performances while also capturing the hearts of millions with her soulful voice and phenomenal acting skills.
Gaga is a force to be reckoned with and has already left a huge lasting impression on the world in the past decade of her career.