As the 2021 Grammy Awards were originally supposed to air today, we decided to recap Lady Gaga’s wins, looks, and moments from the past decade to get ready for 63rd Grammy Awards which will now air on March 14th, 2021.
Lady Gaga first attended the Grammy Awards eleven years ago today when she was nominated for five Grammys. Ultimately winning her first two, the star cemented her debut at the award show as a successful one.
Below you’ll find a list of Lady Gaga’s nominations and wins. We also go into some fashion that she donned on us and moments that have become pop culture history.
52nd Grammy Awards (2010)
Lady Gaga at her first Grammy red carpet in a custom Giorgio Armani.
Along with being nominated for 5 Grammys including Song, Record, and Album of the year, Lady Gaga also opened the show. Arriving in a custom Giorgio Armani gown, she changed for her performance wearing another custom Armani look. She sang Poker Face and then, along with Elton John, began a mashup of Speechless and Elton’s Your Song.
Later in the show, Lady Gaga changed into a final look in which she wore the third custom Armani dress that had a matching headpiece. The purple version of this headpiece would later be used for the arena version of The Monster Ball Tour. Lady Gaga ends the night with two wins, one for Best Dance Recording for Poker Face and Best Dance Album for The Fame.
Lady Gaga and her first two Grammys.
53rd Grammy Awards (2011)
The 2011 Grammy Awards had a lot of hype around Lady Gaga as she had released her new lead single, Born This Way, two days before the award show. With the song garnering mass popularity and the Grammys stating that Lady Gaga would debut the song at the award show the excitement of Little Monsters was at a peak.
She arrived on the red carpet in an egg shaped “vessel” designed by Hussein Chalayan. Being carried onto the carpet, Lady Gaga never actually stepped on the red carpet herself and the models that walked with her stated that this was part of the performance. After the Aretha Franklin tribute, Lady Gaga performed Born This Way for the very first time. She emerged out of the vessel wearing a latex outfit which was designed by the Haus of Gaga.
Being nominated for six awards, Lady Gaga was visibly excited when glimpses of her sitting in the audience were shown on television. This culminated when she had her first televised Grammy acceptance speech, wearing an outfit that would later be seen on the back cover of the album, Born This Way, she accepted the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album for The Fame Monster. She also won Grammys for Best Music Video and Best Pop Vocal Performance for Bad Romance. In the speech’s final moment, she thanked Whitney stating:
“When I wrote, Born This Way, I imagined she was singing it because I wasn’t secure enough in myself to imagine I was a superstar.”
Lady Gaga accepts the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album
54th Grammy Awards (2012)
The 2012 Grammys were held on Sunday, February 12th. The previous day, a year after the song, Born This Way, had been released, Whitney Houston had overdosed and passed away in her hotel room in Beverly Hills. The award show had shifted to a completely somber tone as the night was filled with mourning over the icon.
Being nominated for Pop Vocal Album, Pop Solo Performance, and Album of the Year, Lady Gaga decided not to walk the red carpet due to her sadness over the passing of Houston. She also would not be performing as she was getting ready for her Born This Way Ball Tour. She wore a Versace look and held a matching scepter.
Unfortunately, she went home with no wins and to this day, many Little Monsters believe that her album Born This Way deserved to win for Best Pop Vocal Album.
57th Grammy Awards (2015)
With no nominations for her fourth album, ARTPOP, Lady Gaga took two years off and returned to the Grammy’s in 2015 as a jazz diva. Wearing a Brandon Maxwell silver dress that matched her hair along with a beautiful emerald necklace designed by Lorraine Schwartz, Lady Gaga looked ravishing.
Lady Gaga wearing Brandon Maxwell and Lorraine Schwartz on the red carpet.
With Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga was nominated for Traditional Vocal Album for their duet album, Cheek to Cheek. They ended up winning the Grammy before the main televised event and Lady Gaga gleamed as she and Tony delivered an amazing performance of the song, Cheek to Cheek.
58th Grammy Awards (2016)
While working with the technology company Intel, Lady Gaga had elaborate plans for her Grammy performance in 2016. However, a month before the show, David Bowie had passed away and the entire music industry paid tribute and mourned together. David Bowie is Lady Gaga's biggest inspiration. It was announced that she would pay tribute to him during the show with the help of Intel’s technology.
In the late summer of 2015, along with Diane Warren, she released a balled written for the film, The Hunting Ground. The haunting Til It Happens to You, received a nomination for Song Written for Visual Media. Although not winning the award, Lady Gaga arrived at the red carpet in a David Bowie inspired Valérie Messika outfit. She then dazzled in her tribute performance and received critical praise for her masterful take on Bowie.
59th Grammy Awards (2017)
After her grand Super Bowl performance, Lady Gaga continued to wow audiences when she appeared at the 2017 Grammy red carpet. In custom Metallica.
She performed their song Moth Into Flame and with this performance, Lady Gaga once again showed her chameleonic musical talent by singing a heavy metal song and amazed audiences with her professionalism as Metallica’s lead singer’s microphone was not working.
60th Grammy Awards (2018)
Lady Gaga attended the 2018 Grammys amid her Joanne World Tour. Arriving to the red carpet in a beautiful Armani gown and an elaborate hairpiece, she was there for her fifth studio album, Joanne, which was released in October of 2016. It was nominated for Pop Vocal Album and its second single, Million Reasons, was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
Lady Gaga radiating beauty at the 60th Grammy Awards.
Lady Gaga did not win any of her nominations as both were won by Ed Sheeran. In fact, women did not take many awards home that evening. When fans, artists, and music professionals shared their concerns, the Recording Academy president Neil Portnow at the time stated:
“women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level” should “step up.”
Not only was this misogynistic statement met with backlash, but it further proved that the Recording Academy had many faults. Portnow stating this during the height of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements was further proof of how women in Hollywood are treated. Lady Gaga even said “Time’s Up" in her performance. Since then, the Recording Academy has done its best to reverse its ways and include women. Many believe that there is much to be done.
Despite this, Lady Gaga delivered a gorgeous performance of Million Reasons and the third and final single, Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?), a piano version of the title track that was released a week before the Grammys. Performing along with co-writer, Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga sang beautifully as she paid tribute to her late aunt and brought the theme of the album to the Grammy stage. All this, while wearing a gorgeous pink dress as her piano was draped in angelic feathers that were shaped into a heart.
61st Grammy Awards (2019)
The Grammy Awards in 2019 was a fantastic one for Lady Gaga. Coming off her film debut in, A Star Is Born, the lead single off the soundtrack, Shallow, was nominated for four awards including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The song won for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written For Visual Media. She was also nominated and won for Best Pop Solo Performance for Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?).
Arriving along Mark Ronson and the other Shallow writers, Lady Gaga wore a sparkly silver gown by Celine. In an attempt to repair the previous year’s lack of acknowledgment of women, the Grammys had Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Lady Gaga deliver a powerful monologue at the start of the show.
“They said I was weird. That my look, my choices, my sound, that it wouldn’t work. But music told me not to listen to them. Music took my ears, took my hands, my voice, and my soul. And it led me to all of you and my Little Monsters that I love so much.”
From left to right: Jada Pinkett Smith, Michelle Obama, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, and Lady Gaga
Returning on stage to accept her and Bradley Cooper’s award for Best Pop Duo/Performance. When it was time to perform, she sang, Shallow, live for the first time. She shined as she delivered a more rock rendition of the track.
62nd Grammy Awards (2020)
Although not attending the Grammys in 2020, Lady Gaga was nominated for three Grammys including Song of the Year for the A Star Is Born's second single, Always Remember Us This Way. She ended up winning two Grammys, one for Best Song Written for Visual Media for a consecutive time for, I’ll Never Love Again, the soundtrack’s third single. She also won Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for A Star Is Born.
63rd Grammy Awards (2021)
With the 63rd Grammys on their way, Lady Gaga has two nominations. One for Pop Duo/Group Performance for her 2020 hit with Ariana Grande, Rain On Me. And for Pop Vocal Album for her sixth studio album, Chromatica.
With 2 new nominations, @LadyGaga is now a 29x #Grammy Award nominee with 11 wins. pic.twitter.com/EHqycmgO6t— Gaga Now ⚡️ (@ladygaganownet) November 24, 2020
Although Little Monsters believe that she deserved more nominations, they are still hopeful that Lady Gaga adds two more Grammys to her already 11 wins.
As of today, the 29-time nominee has not announced if she had planned a performance or appearance.
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