Today is Lady Gaga's 36th birthday, so join us in reminiscing on our favorite and most iconic looks and moments throughout her career.
Our first moment is the "Just Dance" single release. It served as Lady Gaga's debut single, which eventually marked an tremendous shift in pop culture as we knew it. Along with its iconic video, the monumental song will always be remembered in Gaga's career history.
Our next moment is the release of The Fame Monster. Released as a deluxe edition EP of The Fame, it spawned many of Gaga's most recognized singles like "Bad Romance," "Alejandro," and "Telephone" featuring Beyoncé.
2010's iconic moment brings us to Gaga's debut at the GRAMMY Awards. It was her first time at the show, where she won 2 awards out of 5 nominations, including Album, Song, and Record of the Year. She took home Best Dance Recording and Best Electronic/Dance Album.
The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards were shocking for Lady Gaga. Already being a star of the show, she decided to show up in male drag in an alter ego named "Jo Calderone." She also promoted her Born This Way album at the show, which was released earlier that year.
Our next moment is the release of the "Fame" perfume at Harrod's in London. Gaga arrived to the prestigious luxury store in a golden horse-drawn carriage. The perfume was also accompanied by a fashion film directed by Born This Way collaborator Nick Knight.
The next moment is the ARTPOP VEVO artRAVE release party in New York City. It debuted many new songs from the album, as well as showcased major artworks, including a sculpture of Gaga by Jeff Koons.
2014 brought us one of Lady Gaga's best music videos: "G.U.Y. (An ARTPOP Film)." Featuring many looks and excerpts of other songs from ARTPOP, the almost 12-minute music video has become a fan-favorite ever since its release.
In 2015, Lady Gaga made her first-ever appearance at the Oscars. She performed a medley of The Sound Of Music, which received critical acclaim.
Our next moment is Lady Gaga's win at the Golden Globes. She earned her first Golden Globe for Best Actress for her appearance in American Horror Story: Hotel as The Countess. Many regard Gaga as a highlight of the season, noting her exceptional performance.
Lady Gaga performed the Halftime Show at Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas. The show incorporated many of her biggest hits as she descended from the roof of the stadium. It then became the most-watched music event of all time.
2018 brought A Star Is Born to the world. We cannot pin our favorite moment down, so we have decided to honor her many beautiful film festival looks. Gaga would eventually receive many acting nominees, as well as nods for her original song, "Shallow."
Lady Gaga won her first-ever Oscar award in 2019 for Best Original Song. "Shallow" was a major success worldwide and is regarded as one of her best songs. It also won GRAMMYs, along with several others.
In 2020, Lady Gaga released her sixth studio album, Chromatica. She attended and performed at the VMAs, where was nominated multiple times. She also received the honorary TRICON award for her efforts in music, fashion, and culture. In the same year, the world went on lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. She raised $128 million in support of Global Citizen, as well.
Our most recent pick is Lady Gaga's performance at the United States Capitol building for President Joe Biden's Inauguration. She sang the National Anthem, an honor bestowed on many great singers.
Lastly, we would like to wish Lady Gaga a very happy birthday on her 36th. She has been an inspiration to all of us and will continue to be throughout her career.
Love, LGN Team & Little Monsters