Lady Gaga had yet another spectacular year in 2021, proving again that she is one of the most remarkable, versatile artists of our time. Let's recap some of her best moments from the past year.
Gaga's 2021 kicked off with a show-stopping performance of the United States national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in January. Gaga rocked a custom-made Schiaparelli navy-blue and red gown with a golden dove, sporting a bulletproof vest beneath.
Shortly afterwards, Gaga moved to Italy, where she would join a star-studded cast including the likes of Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino and Salma Hayek, to film the Ridley Scott-directed House of Gucci. The first photo from the set, unveiled back in March, went viral on the web, generating instant buzz for the movie.
While in Italy, Gaga was honoured across the pond at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards. She took home her 12th award overall for her #1 hit "Rain on Me" with Ariana Grande from Chromatica, which was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.
June is traditionally known as Pride month, but in 2021 it also marked the 10-year anniversary of one of Gaga’s greatest and most groundbreaking works, Born This Way. In a touching ceremony, Gaga was presented the key to the city of West Hollywood. To commemorate the life-saving impact of her magnum-opus, Born This Way Reimagined: The Tenth Anniversary was released featuring LGBTQ+ icons and advocates including Kylie Minogue, Years & Years and Ben Platt.
Born This Way The Tenth Anniversary is OUT NOW 🌙✝🦄👥📐🌈 Thank you to each of the incredible artists who reimagined #BornThisWay songs! And thank you Little Monsters for building our community of love, acceptance, and kindness for the last 10 years. https://t.co/46aqTyCE1m pic.twitter.com/7tOQ8eUfBZ— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 25, 2021
After the hype of the first trailer for House of Gucci, Gaga invited us back to Chromatica once again, with an incredible remix album - Dawn of Chromatica, featuring remixes from dance-pop powerhouses Rina Sawayama, Pabllo Vittar and Charli XCX, among others.
Then, history repeated itself. Immediately following the release of a dance/electronic/experimental record, Gaga unveiled her second collaborative, now-GRAMMY-nominated album with the legendary Tony Bennett, Love for Sale (this release pattern closely resembled the release of her first Bennett duets album, Cheek to Cheek, shortly after ARTPOP). Gaga dove headfirst into celebrating their remarkable partnership, in light of Tony’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. They filmed a number of TV specials, including Gaga's debut on (and Tony's return to) MTV Unplugged, a documentary set to premiere on Paramount Plus in 2022, and performed One Last Time, Tony's final concert appearance, at Radio City Music Hall, later broadcast as a touching CBS special.
In celebration of Love For Sale, Gaga made a triumphant solo return to the stage. Following a headlining Livestream jazz concert presented by Westfield, Lady Gaga Celebrates Love For Sale, she remounted her Las Vegas residency, Jazz and Piano, for a strictly limited October engagement.
It soon came time for Gaga to take her rightful place on red carpets around the globe, in support of House of Gucci. Gaga dazzled us in London wearing a gorgeous violet purple gown from the Gucci Love Parade collection, in Milan wearing a bright red custom Versace, in New York with a custom black velvet halter gown by Giorgio Armani Privé, and in Los Angeles with a metallic sequin gown with a train from Valentino. Each red carpet look lit up social media, in true Gaga fashion. When the film finally hit theaters, the world had one thing to say: "Father, Son, and House of Gucci".
As if the rest hadn't been enough, Gaga also made history as she unveiled her cover shoots for both British Vogue and Vogue Italia at the same time, breathtakingly shot by Steven Meisel.
See more from Gaga's Vogue shoot on gagaimages.net.
The end of the year marked the start of the awards season. Gaga quickly scored multiple nominations for Best Actress for her performance in House of Gucci, including nods at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards. Just in time for the upcoming Oscar race...
We can’t wait to see what 2022 brings for our girl! From all of us at LGN, thank you, Lady Gaga. We sure get a kick out of you. ❤️