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Who has more raw talent: Lady Gaga or Madonna?

Updated on March 14, 2011

Enter your vote in the Lady Gaga vs Madonna debate

A lot of comparison has been done between Lady Gaga and Madonna, and not without good reason either. Lady Gaga and Madonna are both known for repeatedly reinventing themselves. They both wore costumes considered outrageous at the time, and there are striking similarities in some of their songs.

Regardless of their similarities, I wonder....who has more raw talent: Lady Gaga or Madonna?

Madonna came first, but does that mean she is more talented? Perhaps Lady Gaga is more talented, but since she has so many similarities to Madonna, is it all her talent, or is she sub-consciously borrowing from her predecessor (or worse yet consciously doing so).

Who has more raw talent: Lady Gaga or Madonna?

Lady Gaga has more raw talent

Lady Gaga has more raw talent

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    • derek 23 months ago

      Gaga has more raw talent. But, Madonna is by far a better dancer. Lay Gaga can not dance at all. Madonna may not be the best singer but she makes up for it in emotion. Madonna also writes her own songs. She has proven herself to be versatile and adventerous and experimental in music and image.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Mae West started it all.

      Madonna didn't. Madonna can't sing unless the orchestre plays her melody.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      gaga can sing but madonna is just Madonna

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      She has a soul. You rarely find those these days.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I was around when Madonna got big. Hate to say it but the kid (GaGa) has more talent and a better voice.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Lady Gaga, already a legend and worldwide superstar, has set the standard for performance + artistry + fashion. My belief is that Madonna, in addition to having plenty of "green", also sees this color vis-a-vis Lady Gaga and her "raw" talents.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      come on lady gaga writes/ sings /plays and she ain't too bad looking. madonna had her thing let gaga do hers.but there so called fued is publicity for both of them [smart ]

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Anyone with a brain can see that.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      lady gaga

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      madonna only sings

      madonna is horrible at dancing

      madonna has been around for 25 years

      lady gaga has only been around for 3 or 4 years

      lady gaga started out with more of a bang

      madonnas early music wasn't that good

      madonna net worth is currenty 650 million dollars accumilated over 25 years

      and lady gaga is curently 100 million accumulated in three years

      lady gaga has a better voice

      lady gaga writes all her material

      lady gaga hasn't got tons of plastic surgery and face lifts

      madonna looks like her face is being pulled back by a clip

      madonna is extremely full of herself.

      NOW THE TRUTH

      How many LP's/albums do you think madonna and lady gaga have released.

      Over 25 years madonna has release 11 albums a lot a lot of songs.

      Lady gaga has only released two albums over 4 years and is currently more famouse than madonna.

      yes lady gaga is clerely similar to madonna.

      lady gaga is more genuine.

      lady gaga owns her own charity

      it took madonna about 20 years to win 9 grammys

      it took lady gaga 2 years to win 5 grammys

      lady gaga also has more than 100 important awards.

      lady gaga has not stopped working for 4 years most artist make an album tour then stop after two years

      WINNER

      LADY GAGA

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Cringing so hard at everyone who voted Madonna saying Gaga wouldn't be a household name, or that Gaga's a copycat. What has any of that got to do with talent? Gaga has much more talent. Her voice is FAR superior, she is classically trained on the piano, she coproduces all her music, is a much more promising songwriter, designs outfits and stage productions/props etc... Hell, even her dancing is better than Madonna's repetitive moves.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Lady Gaga has more talent because she always love's people and I really love Lady Gaga so much when she performs she always have special elements in front of the people seeing her perform Madonna... she's becoming less raw talent....

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Lady Gaga is better . Sure

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      She just can't stop making good music, sorry madonna she is much better than you!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Lady Gaga

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Lady Gaga. Just watch her perform her songs like You And I, Speechless, or The Edge Of Glory. People only judge her off of her sex-driven songs like Lovegame and her bizarre fashion. They just throw her off as a gimmick, but she's much more than that.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Lady Gaga has more raw talent. Back in the 80s it got to the point where everything was just SEX SEX SEX (With Madonna). Lady Gaga is actually capable of preforming/writing great dance songs and ballads. Lady Gaga can do country, jazz, rock, pop! As an artist Lady Gaga adapts to all sorts of music. So basically Lady Gaga has more raw talent than Madge. End of story.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      lady gaga

    • Gagablogger 6 years ago

      Gaga does. Listen to her voice. Look at her play the piano. She writes all of her songs. Her songs are fantastic. She is utterly creative. She's brought masks and performance art and theater to pop. She's a gagoddess! And I've always loved Madonna but...Gaga really does have more talent!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      It's hard to say. Madonna showed no talent at all, as far as I'm concerned, on her first few albums - at least not as a songwriter or singer. Gaga shows far more raw talent than that. However, after years of single-minded determination, Madonna has reinvented herself and has for many years been a thoughtful and creative lyricist and a truly talented songwriter and performer. Gaga shows no lack of determination. Only time will tell. But for "raw" talent, I have to give it to Gaga. Hat's off to Madonna for becoming talented, but Gaga is starting her career, no matter how much she borrows from the past, with more intrinsic talent that Madonna did.

    Madonna has more raw talent

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      • anonymous 3 years ago

        MADONNA. GaGa is an imitation.. if Madonna hadn't existed neither would have Rihanna, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey, Fergie... and the list goes on and on... And especially Lady GaGa.. Sorry to burst all of your hearts but Madonna set the standard for a successful Rock Star... let's see if we're still talking about GaGa in 30 years.. Madonna had her first single released in 1982. And her name is STILL on your tongues... Suck on that bitches...

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Madonna is The Original. GaGa is a B-grade and cheap mish-mash of many pop acts from the late 70's and 80's. GaGa wouldn't have acareer today if it wasn't for Madonna having paved the path for her...

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        One word bitches Madonna

      • webscan 4 years ago

        Madonna is a better singer.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        madonna is the biggest star in all times

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        madonna all the way, gaga is just an ugly copy

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        madonna is so much better she has a lot more talent when i look at her she is more natural way she moves to her voice is so much better lady gaga will never be at her level

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Lady Gag Gag sucks, she should not even be compared to Madonna. We can also call her Lady copy cat!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Madonna

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        gaga plays the piano well, and imitates well. madanna is the true entertainer and trail blazer. gaga will not be a household name 20 years from now.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        gaga is a more accomplished musician..madonna is prettier, smarter, dances better and much important, she did it all before!

      • Truthful1 5 years ago

        Madonna is way more over all talented and 100 better an true artist and much of icon more internationally influential and more successful globally what's even more impressive is she manage all that without ITUNES YOUTUBE OR THE INTERNET AND ALL THE OTHER TONS OF NEW MEDIA OUTLETS THAT GAGA HAS TODAY WHERE ANYMORE CAN BECOME FAMOUS OVERNIGHT WITH JUST A SIMPLE CAMERA PHONE AND LITTLE EFFORT U CAN BE ANYONE CAN BE A STAR NOWADAYS. SO GAGA POPULARITY DOSNT MEAN NOTHING IN TODAY MARKET..ITS ABOUT HOW WELL U STAND THE TEST OF TIME CUZ ONLY THE FITTEST CAN SURVIVE LIKE MADONNA HAS AND THAT SHOWS TRUE TALENT... Gaga just comes off as cheap second rate generic ripoff that leaves a bad after taste in your mouth like a cheap 99CENT bottle of wine lol

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Madonna better in all.

        Lady Gaga is a copycat and a manufactured product of marketing. Gaga isn't what she says she is.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Maybe Gaga has stronger voice but Madonna is the genius in other all. She does better. Lady Gaga sorry is ok but she is not original and creative. She steal a lot from Madonna and other artists. Madonna is better, of course!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Lady gaga is all-time stoned and she is ugly MADONNA FOREVER

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        MAdonna

      • Jimmie Lanley 6 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

        I remember being fascinated with Madonna. Showing my age here, but I've got to vote for her.

      • WhitePineLane 6 years ago

        I really hate it that people even compare the two. Certainly they both go for the shock value, but Madonna was never just sick-over-the-top like Gaga. Would Madonna have worn a meat dress? No. Did she sing and dance about murdering everyone in a diner like Gaga? No. Did she wear a red plastic dress and red eye-patch makeup to meet the queen? No. (Google "Gaga meets the Queen" and "Madonna meets the Queen" to see the difference). Gaga is, IMO, 99% shock and 1% talent. Madonna is one of the all-time greats.

      • ssuthep 6 years ago

        Madonna being who she is and has been doing it for such a long time makes me feel she has more raw talent.

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      • lovelylashes 6 years ago

        Madonna. Lady Gaga dresses like a freak, possibly because no one would be interested otherwise.

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      • webscan 4 years ago

        Madonna of course.

      • kab 6 years ago from Upstate, NY

        I've got to go with Madonna on this one. I think Madonna has a history of going fashion forward in a way that shaped fashion - on the runway and on the streets. I think Lady Gaga just goes for WTF looks for pure publicity of it.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Madonna is way more over all talented and 100 better an true artist and much of icon more internationally influential and more successful globally and she manage all that without ITUNES YOUTUBE OR THE INTERNET AND ALL THE OTHER TONS OF NEW MEDIA OUTLETS THAT GAGA HAS TODAY WHERE ANYMORE CAN BECOME FAMOUS OVERNIGHT WITH JUST A SIMPLE CAMERA PHONE AND LITTLE EFFORT U CAN BE ANYONE CAN BE A STAR NOWADAYS. SO GAGA POPULARITY DOSNT MEAN NOTHING IN TODAY MARKET..ITS ABOUT HOW WELL U STAND THE TEST OF TIME CUZ ONLY THE FITTEST CAN SURVIVE LIKE MADONNA HAS AND THAT SHOWS TRUE TALENT...

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          lemonsqueezy lm 6 years ago

          I grew up on Madonna. Lady Gaga reminds me of her in so many ways. I recently heard Born This Way and immediately thought it sounded like Madonna's Express Yourself. I don't know who has more raw talent, but I like them both. I might like Madonna a bit more since we've been together for so long. I think Lady Gaga has a long and bright future ahead of her.