“Lady Gaga was born that way.
You can’t explain that“.
– Bill O’Reilly
Yes, we can — Bill.
Born this way.
What way was she born this way?
She has her own vision: well composed, choreographed, visual, performed, and promoted. Born this way. And the visual is mesmerizingly good and evil. Something definite, almost tactile, encompassing all the senses.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Born this way.
“I left my entire family, got the cheapest apartment I could find, and ate shit until somebody would listen.”
Inspired by glam rock artists like David Bowie, Elton John and Queen, as well as pop singers such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Amy Winehouse, she is well-recognized for her outré sense of style in fashion, in performance and in her music videos. Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards, among twelve nominations; two Guinness World Records; and the estimated sale of fifteen million albums and fifty-one million singles worldwide. Billboard named her both the Artist of the Year in 2010 and the top selling artist of 2010; ranking her as the 73rd Artist of the 2000s decade. She 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.
“When I’m writing music, I’m thinking about the clothes I want to wear on stage. 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.”
It is not surprising that Stefani no longer wants to be called by her given name — the instant she saw an incorrectly auto spell-corrected text message that changed Queen’s “Radio Gaga” to “Lady Gaga” she said “That’s it… Don’t refer to me as Stefani ever again.”
Lady Gaga is –
a Promoter (ESTP). Yes, we can Bill.
In a word, they are men and women of action. When a Promoter is present, things begin to happen: the lights come on, the music plays, the games begin. Clever and full of fun, Promoters live with a theatrical flourish which makes even the most routine events seem exciting.
– Please Understand Me II