Entertain Us (23-4-2018): A decade of Lady Gaga

Entertain Us (23-4-2018): A decade of Lady Gaga

THE year was 2008, Kevin Rudd was prime minister, Kerri-Anne Kennerley was still hosting her popular morning show, and emerging artist Lady Gaga hit the airwaves with her debut single Just Dance.

It’s hard to believe she has been on the scene for a decade and it all started with a catchy pop song she wrote in 10 minutes.

Just Dance hit number one around the world, including Australia and the United States.

Proving she was not just a one-hit wonder her album, The Fame, had another number-one hit with Poker Face and top-10 singles Love Game and Paparazzi.

Gaga kept her momentum going with a reissue of her debut album in 2009 with eight new songs including Bad Romance which reached number one in more than 20 countries.

Telephone and Alejandro also reached the top 10 internationally.

In 2011, she released her second studio album Born This Way which was another runaway success.

It featured hits such as Edge of Glory, Marry the Night and Born This Way, which became the fasted selling song in iTunes history at the time.

Two years later she released a third studio album, Artpop, which did not reach the heights of its predecessors.

The album’s lead single Applause made the top 10 in more than 20 countries and Lady Gaga went on to re-record Do What You Want as a duet with Christina Aguilera.

Over time Gaga’s fans have witnessed her evolution through her music.

She has also proved she isn’t a one-trick pony and in 2014 released a jazz album with Tony Bennettt called Cheek to Cheek.

Her latest album, Joanne, features a variety of soft rock and pop songs.

Gaga also took on a starring role in TV series American Horror Story for which she received a Golden Globe.

She has given fans many iconic moments like her outrageous costumes, including wearing a meat dress to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, performing Paparazzi at the 2009 MTV VMAs where fake blood streamed from her ribcage, performing with Rupaul and the Muppets, the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show and all of her music videos.

She has also won six Grammy Awards, 13 MTV Video Music Awards, three Brit Awards and is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with more than 146 million singles and 27 million albums sold.

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