Personalities | Lady Gaga | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1986)

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, alias Lady Gaga, made an impact on pop music reminiscent of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera a decade earlier when her infectious, electronic debut single ‘Just Dance’ went straight to No. 1 in the UK and US in 2008. The extrovert New Yorker’s eccentric fashion style further added to her mystique, and debut album The Fame (2008) remained in the chart until the end of the decade. Second album The Fame Monster (2009) again reached the UK top spot, and No. 5 in the US, while her over-the-top stage shows became legendary.

Styles & Forms | Twenty-First Century | Rock
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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