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How Lady Gaga is Changing the Face of Music

Updated on January 27, 2017

Are you a House of GaGa Fan?

Well interestingly enough Lady Gaga is an international artist, performer and a brand that is changing the way we see the music world.

Some would argue that she is just rehashing what has already been done, with comparisons to Madonna.

The one thing that is apparent is that she is the new generation of self expression through more than just music, it has become a lifestyle.

I will not bore you with all the details of Gaga's life and career because you have probably already heard it a thousand times on the internet but one thing you will agree with is that she knows how to use controversy to get media attention.

Why Lady Gaga is Helping the Music Industry take risks

Well it is because her fans are different. Teens and Pop Star followers of today are born into a fast paced information overload generation. In order for performers to compete with the demands of instant music downloads and the immediate gratification of Youtube they must stand out.


Lady Gaga Is the Highest Paid Musician According to Forbes

I just saw the list of the top 25 highest paid musicians in a special report from Forbes. It is awesome to see her up there with the likes of Elton John.

I have to say I am not surprised considering all the media attention she has been getting lately not to mention the outrageous outfits and award show antics.

She came on the scene in 2008 with the success of her Fame album with such hits as Poker Face and Just Dance.

Number one is U2 at $195 Million with sold out tours across the world

Number two is Bon Jovi at $125 Million and they definitely have been entertaining audiences for two decades.

Number three is Elton John at $100 Million his to me was the biggest surprise but I guess he is still doing his thing.

Number four is Lady Gaga at $90 Million the hot musical icon at the moment and she is just getting started.

Number Five is Michael Buble at $70 Million he is a canadian singer selling 35 million albums worldwide.

Lady Gaga is taken over the world and her fans are right in the front row cheering her on.

Not only does Lady Gaga stand out from the crowd, she is yelling a very loud message. Her songs encourage individuality and that being different is okay.

This is something that young impressionable minds cling too, because they are going through so many changes physically and mentally that they need some validation that they are accepted.

Lady Gaga Gives Freedom to Those who are Considered to be Weird.

Mainstream media does not hold to the same message. They instead make people feel inferior and less than worthy of attention.

The world pushes people into molds and stereo types and if they do not become a plastic unrealistic clone they are not accepted but instead they are readily rejected, mocked and humiliated.

Who has not at some point in their lives felt different and outside of the box, well this new generation feels that way all the time. They do not hold to the same values or morals that their parents or grandparents once did.

It is a new world that they live in, so for a Pop Icon such as Lady Gaga to come along and embrace this generation is why she has such a huge following.

Social Media Tools and Celebrities

Twitter is How Celebrities Communicate with their Fans

Lady Gaga is in her early 20's and she has contributed much to her own self image and how she wants to represent her performance art on stage.

Just look at her twitter page and she is the number one celebrity artist with 10 million twitter followers and counting.

It seems to be very important for celebrities to build up and connect with their fan base on a daily minute by minute basis.

By doing this it creates a strong bond that grows into its own community allowing for greater marketing influence that the industry has never seen before.

Having the natural ability to give of herself to her fans is what endears her to the many millions of people who buy her music and attend her concerts.

You can see how her fans want to be like her because they come dressed up at her concerts across the globe to be accepted for being an oddball in society.

The Music Industry is taking notice

Proof that she is on to something is that you will notice a change among other popular iconic music artist. Now all of mainstream singers and musicians want to wear colorful costumes on stage.

We see singers that are creating their own genre so as to not be boxed into the industry standard.

Many artists are taking risks with their wardrobe and even with how they wear their hair. I think Lady Gaga had something to do with this change in the music industry.

Media is big business and those who are not afraid to be innovative will reap the reward of increased popularity and power of influence.

Lady Gaga Million Dollar Touch leads to 17 Million Twitter Followers

Just as we have been seeing more of Lady Gaga.

You can now buy her music at Starbucks, Amazon and Listen on Farmville.

The social media queen reached over 17 million twitter followers.

She is also helping the music industry sell more music by thinking out of the box.

Forbes Magazine Celebrity 100 List puts the Queen of weird on top

Lady Gaga No. 1 on Forbes for her social status beating out Oprah Winfrey.

that alone is making a big statement for the future of music and social media.

The face of Google Chrome Laptops and her own Polaroid Glasses and Signature headphones.

Which is the beginning of her world domination.

Her connection with literally millions of fans makes her a good candidate for million dollar endorsement deals.

She can reach a wider audience of potential customers for big brands.

Corporations can see the benefit of having celebrities and solo artists represent their products.

Who is better to use since the consumer generation is online using twitter and facebook.

Not to mention heavily attached to taking photos and sending out tweets, sharing every action they encounter.

Danish Singer Medina Music Video

Does Lady Gaga Have a LookaLike?

Denmark singer Medina has a striking resemblance to the pop star. She is a huge success in Europe.

Her latest album named: Welcome to Medina has the hot singles: You & I, Lonely, Selfish, Addiction and Gutter.

The international album can be downloaded on iTunes at Medina official website

Check out the youtube music video of Medina Danielle Oona Valbak single "lonely" and check out those Gaga Glasses she is wearing.

I think Lady G has a twin!

Intimate interview with Gaga on MTV "Inside the Outside" Special

The global pop superstar journey to pop music had many who did not know who the real lady gaga was got a glimpse into her life growing up in Manhattan. The hour long special had me almost wanting to cry when she discussed her experiences with being bullied in school.

It is the bravery in her voice and her unending desire to be successful that keeps the hope alive for many aspiring dancers, performers and singers who can relate to this style icons journey.

Many new monsters were gained after watching the documentary that exposed gaga's career and struggles. She was never quite accepted for being "different".

Now she had a chance to be the mouthpiece and the role model to many who are searching for their true identity.

All I can say is after watching the special I was inspired, Stefani Germanotta known as mama monster was able to translate how the musical influence of her parents made such an impact on her life.

Stevie wonder, and the Beatles being the first records she received, from learning to play the piano to singing with a voice coach. It made me want to reach higher and seek new goals to achieve.

Gaga Gender Bender

Just when you thought you had seen all the outrageous things that the "House of Gaga" could put out for her fans, she does something really different.

Yes she transforms herself into a Man for the cover of Vogue. Lady Gaga explains that her male alter ego is named: Jo Calderone.

Who in my opinion could pass as her twin brother, the photos came out great. Love the hair!

The interesting thing about the magazine is that it is a mens magazine and according to the editor-in-chief Kazuhiro Saito, Japanese men are among the world's most stylish.

That would mean that the Vogue Hommes Japan issue will be a forward-thinking menswear catalog.

OFFICIAL Director's Cut MUGLER S/S12 Runway feat. Lady Gaga Music


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    • celebritie profile image

      celebritie 6 years ago

      Gaga will probably be one of those iconic performers like Elton John.

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      Dustin 6 years ago

      I'd rather listen to David Bowie

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      BethanRose 6 years ago from South Wales

      Yeah that is impressive. Be nice to look in my bank account and see that everyday!!!! Hehe

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      celebritie 6 years ago

      Forbes just listed the top 25 highest paid musicians and Lady Gaga is no. 4 earning $90 million, that's pretty impressive since she gained popularity in 2008 with her The Fame album.

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      BethanRose 6 years ago from South Wales

      I saw that too! They love her out there, she was walking through an airport too and a little girl was kinda scared of gaga, so gaga twirled her around and danced with her. Which shows she's also sweet! :)

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      celebritie 6 years ago

      You know I just saw a youtube video of her in Japan with long green hair, she is so fashionable always changing her looks. She arrived at the Japan's Narita International Airport wearing a very long nice green coat too!

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      BethanRose 6 years ago from South Wales

      She's a very interesting character and I love that she interprets it in her music without being afraid. She's different, that's why we all love to follow what's new with her... Definitely a noticeable pillar in the music industry right now. Great and interesting hub!! :)

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      celebritie 6 years ago

      I was thinking of how many people are going to become Lady gaga fans after they hear her music and learn her story.

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      Hui (蕙) 6 years ago

      I am not Gaga fan until the moment.I am going to be because of the hub and the video song.

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      celebritie 6 years ago

      Thanks Christin I am happy to see you.

      Whois - Gaga is popular, if you put LadyG name into the hubpages search box it will return 820 results. LOL

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      whoisbid 6 years ago

      Yup Lady Gaga is certainly doing something to some of us. I had to write about it too and and glad I was not the only one. Well, how could I be the only one..:LOL!

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      ChristinCordle12 6 years ago

      Great one.

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      celebritie 6 years ago

      Thanks ripplemaker, I will check it out!

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi celebritie, I enjoyed reading your thoughts about Lady Gaga. Yes, if someone can make you feel that it is okay to be you, a lot of people can relate as many feel odd for being different. Gaga's out of the box antics has caught attention and a lot of followers!

      Well, your hub did that too! Congratulations on your Hubnuggets nomination. Do check it out and be sure to read and vote! Enjoy Gaga and Hubnuggets!

      The Hubnuggets forum:

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      celebritie 6 years ago

      Rachael I felt the same way when I first saw her videos,

      I think the first one I saw was on youtube it was called "Poker Face" and its funny because I used to be on this other social site and everyone had these music players on their profiles and that was the song I heard.

      Instantly I was hooked on her outrageous outfits and antics. LOL

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      Rachael Lefler 6 years ago from Illinois

      I love Lady Gaga because she's so surreal that she's hard to pin down or even describe in words. It's incredible, all of her music videos I have seen I loved because they were so daring and edgy and full of fantasy enchantment and mysticism. I also like some of her obvious anime/Japanese influence in her style and videos. I really hope she keeps entertaining for decades!

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      celebritie 6 years ago

      Yeah Michael I would love to see that too, Lady Gaga and Madonna in a video together would be awesome.

      I just recently saw Madonna's old "justify my love" video and it is so similar to what gaga is doing today. I guess the material girl is a true trendsetter.

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      Michael Willis 6 years ago from Arkansas

      Lady GaGa is a creative Musical Artist. I like her music and performance style. I also see her as a more modern day style of Madonna.

      Would love to see a Lady GaGa and Madonna Duet!!!

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      celebritie 7 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by my hub Cheeky Girl I think you are amazing and I agree with you about Lady Gaga, she really did her homework so that she would not make the same mistakes some of the other entertainers have. I know she will be very successful and being different can payoff big.

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      She is out of this world. Her music is magical and her songwriting ability is so assured. She wrote songs for the Pussycat Dolls some years back. She learned from what others were doing and she came out blazing her trail. She is individual and unique. I love her for what she does, she empowers people as well. Great hub, celebritie!

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      celebritie 7 years ago

      Yeah your probably right, I think she has a long way to go she is only in her 20's and most music artist can get a good 10 year run if they position themselves right.

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      Daffy Duck 7 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

      She is definitely one of a kind, making an impression everywhere she goes. So how far do you think she will go Celeb?