The New Queen Of Pop

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The New Queen of Pop?
“My artpop could mean anything” (Lady Gaga, 2013). Lady Gaga’s incredibly creative and diverse music and art influenced the music industry, making her one of the most influential people in the world. Gaga grew up with an interest in music, her music influenced by Christianity in her family. She began singing at open mic bar nights in New York, with several small bands. Soon, she broke onto the scene, and released her album, The Fame. (“Lady Gaga”, 2010) Quickly, she grew in popularity, her music starting to influence the music industry. Through her messages in her music, fashion and statements, Lady Gaga’s illustrious music career has advanced culture and views on various issues.

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Lady Gaga’s music has topped charts time and time again. According to Nielsen SoundScan, a music sales tracker, “[her album debuted] at No 1. On the Billboard 200 with 1.11 million copies sold in its first week” (Caulfield). Disguised as merely an album, Born This Way flew off the shelves and set the record for most digital downloads in the first week of sale. Glamorous as usual, the album was a mashup of a variety of music styles, from foreign music to religious anthems to electronic dance music to pop (Pareles). Above all, Gaga’s music, time and time again, have topped charts and set records, and influenced a new generation of artists.

Lady Gaga’s most renowned attribute is her style and fashion, her cutting edge outfits paving the road for new fashion. Lady Gaga’s outrageous outfits vary from a meat dress to bikinis to plastic to disco balls, Gaga has emerged in just about every outfit imaginable (“Lady Gaga 's 120 Most Outrageous Outfits.”). As of 2011, Lady Gaga has worked with Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani, one of the most famous designers of all time. Mathieu Deflem, a sociology professor at the University of South Carolina, states, “Her style represents ‘liberation’” (Givhan). Just as much as her music, Gaga’s fashion has meaning to her, often representing her values of freedom and acceptance of oneself.

All in all, Gaga’s influence on American culture has been substantial. She has funded various charitable associations,

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